The Madison enterprise-recorder
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Title: The Madison enterprise-recorder
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Publisher: T.C. Merchant
Place of Publication: Madison Fla
Creation Date: November 9, 2007
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Our 143rd Year, Number 10

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Friday, November 9, 2007

Madison, Florida

County Commission

Working To Keep


By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The challenge in effectively report-
ing the Madison County Commission
meeting of November 7 is deciding
where to be-
gin. There are
numerous pro-
jects under-
way, each
making its
own contribu-
tion for a bet-
ter Madison
County One
point for sure
though, the
Jerome Wyche Mad is on
County Com-
missioners, along with the Madison
County staff, are committed to solving
problems and growing the county with
all residents in mind.
Following a few minor issues con-,
cerning property lines and rezoning for
commercial purposes, several larger is-
sue were discussed, starting with Rosa
Richardson, Director of the Madison
County Senior Citizens Center. Accord-.
ing to a grant proposal currently in mo-
tion, the guideline for the newly pro-
posed one million dollar senior center
requires a 25 percent match. The 25 per-
cent match can be "like kind" however,
meaning that services and property can
be included at market value.
"The City of Madison has given us
five acres valued at $92,000. Corrections
is looking to contribute, and we would
ask the County to cover land prep."
Richardson told the Commission. Due
to a critical deadline in the grant, the
Commission agreed to hold a special
session for detailed discussion.
Another key piece of business is the
planned construction of a $700,000
county library adjacent to Lee Elemen-
tary School. Utilizing a long-term lease
Please see County Commissioners,
Page 3A

Veterans Day Observance Set For Saturday In Park


The Madison County Veterans Service
Office will be having a Veterans Day Ob-
servance Program, on Saturday, Novem-
ber 10, at 11 a m. at the Gazebo. in the
City Park in downtown Madison. The
program will consist of patriotic music,
pledge to the flag and the reading of the
Veterans Day Proclamation.
Special recognition and honor will
be given to all veterans and their fami-
The families of the young men and
women who are currently serving in the
armed forces will berecognized.

The observance of Veterans Day
helps preserve in the heart and lives of
all American citizens the spirit of patri-
otism, the love of country and the will-
ingness to serve and sacrifice for the
common good of our great nation.
The community is invited and en-
couraged to come and honor those men
and women who have served in the
Armed Forces of our United States.
For more information, please con-
tact Oliver Bradley at the Veterans Ser-
vice Office, 229 SE Pinckney Street,
Room 215, 973-3208 or 464-1191.

Take Stock In Children Signs Three More Students To Scholarships

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William Terry, Jr. signs his scholarship contract while (left to
right) Lee Elementary principal Larry Alderman, Program Coor-
dinator Jo Willis, Madison County Foundation For Excellence
President Faye Browning, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William
Terry, Sr., look on.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ehmann look on as Matthew Bendl signs
his two-year TSIC scholarship contract.

Celestia Andrews (center) was joined by her grandma and
mom as she signed her scholarship contract for TSIC. Pinetta
Elementary School principal Beth Moore (standing) was also
present for the signing.

By Jessica
Greene Publishing,
Two, new stu-
dents signed con-
tracts for the Take
Stock In Children
scholarship pro-
gram on Monday,
October 22. Celes-
tia Andrews and
Matthew Bendl,
both fifth graders
at Pinetta Elemen-
tary School, were
more than happy
to commit to the

program, which
provides scholar-
ships over 60 chil-
dren in Madison
Celestia is the
daughter of Teresa
Andrews .
Matthew is the son
of Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Ehmann
and Bruce Bendl.
Jo Willis, program
coordinator for
Take Stock In Chil-

dren congratulated
both students on,
their academic ac-
and the opportuni-
ty that they've
been given to con-
tinue their educa-
tion beyond high
William Terry,
Jr., a student at Lee
Elementary School
Please see Chil-
dren, Page 3A

Thelma Thompson

Resigns From Lee

Town Council
By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
There were several important 'is-
sues discussed during the Lee Town
Council meet-
ing of Novem-
ber 6, but cer-
tainly none
more moving
than the resig- 4
nation of
woman Thel-
ma Thompson,
effective De-
cember 31 of
this year. Af- .
ter almost
twenty years
of working Thelma Thompson
closely with
Lee officials, thirteen of that on the
council, Thompson can no longer keep
up the pace and high standards she
places on herself.
"I have to leave for health reasons. I
just don't feel I can get around like I
would need to be on the Lee Town Coun-
cil," Thompson explained. "I have en-
joyed serving very much with such fine
people. Mayor Ernestine Kinsey, the
previous Mayor Louis DeMotsis, Town
Manager Cheryl Archambault and all
my fellow council are the best people,"
she added. "I would encourage all the
residents of Lee to take a active role in
their local government," she went on to
Thompson has walked what she
talked. Prior to joining the council, she
worked hard to launch the Lee Home-
coming celebration, which has contin-
uied for 19 years since. Thompson also
led the charge for the Lee Library, and
has contributed to the "Lee Limelight"
section of this newspaper.
The main order of business for the
council was a proposal to purchase a
feasibility study to determine Lee's po-
tential role and benefit to bring natural
gas to the county "Grant funding is
available to cover the costs of the feasi-
bility study, it's just that we need to put
things in motion. With your approval
we can see if this opportunity can ben-
efit us, like the water infrastructure,"
Town Manager Cheryl Archambault
presented. There was a unanimous
vote to move forward.
Additional business included a vote
to accept voluntary annexation of the
Norman and DangqueHfaynes property
The only formal requirement is that the
property be "contiguous," which may
sound like some kind of disease, but ac-
tually means simply that the property
Please see Thompson. Page 3A

Sex Offender Registers

With Madison Address

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Wayne Free-
man regis-
tered as a sex
County on No-
vember 5.
is a white
male, who
stands 5'6" tall Gregory Wayne
and weighs 180 Freman
pounds. He
has brown hair and hazel eyes.
Freeman registered his address as
1170 East U.S. 90, Madison.
No further information was avail-
able at press time.


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OicpIoints & Opinions


Letters to the Editor are typed word for word, comma for comma, as sent to this newspaper. K0 now 0 I

We Will Be Judged On What We Did For Others Ren Tin|
e eSheree Miller : .

Dear Editor:
My daughter and her husband have been living with
us after their wedding four months ago. They have been
saving their money so that they could get a place. of
their own, and were excited about The Arbours, the new
apartment complex that just opened up in the city of
Madison. My son in law stopped by the office to inquire
about the requirements for leasing an apartment. He
was asked where he worked, and when he told the lady
that he worked at Nestle Waters, he was told that he
could not rent there, as he probably made too much
money! My daughter is currently seeking employment,
as she was laid off from Greenville Hills, even though
she was not the last one hired, and had an excellent
work record.(all the facts seem to point to race discrim-
ination). So, here are two people starting out, with a
combined income of $11.75 per hour, and they are de-
nied housing because they make more than $21.000 pert
year! That is the cutoff figure for 2 persons. If my son in
law were to quit his job and obtain a lower paying one,
he could qualify for subsidized rental! Guess who pays
the subsidy? ...us taxpayers! Oh, but you get a lot for
your tax money: the tenants of The Arbours have light-
ed ceiling fans in all the rooms, mini blinds, central air
and heat, full size washer and dryer connections, gener-
ous closet space, private patio and balcony with outside
storage, full size range, dishwasher, double stainless
steel sink with disposal and a pantry. And if you are,
lucky enough to be unemployed, you can spend your idle
time in their sparkling pool, luxurious clubhouse, com-
puter center, or playground! You can also bring your
pets, and there is a clothes care center on the premises.
Now, there are plenty of subsidized rental places in
Madison County, but very little rental places for those
working that make over minimum wage. I believe in
helping those in need, such as single moms that struggle
to make ends meet, but are trying to work to provide, se-
nior citizens on low incomes, those that have had some
misfortunes and are needing assistance, etc. I am not
aware of a large homeless population in Madison Coun-
ty, so we have over 70 apartments at this complex, but
you are not allowed in if you are making a decent wage.
On their brochure, it states that The Arbours provide
for "Equal Housing Opportunity". When I went to
school, I learned that "equal" meant the: same for every-

KJacob Bembry
Columnist .

God's Gifts Are Good
One Sunday morning in church, my pastor told the
story of how a few years ago, his niece, Mary Pate, had
been talking with children at her church about Hal-
loween. The others told her where they were going to go
trick or treating. She told them .she was going to "trunk
and treat" at church.
The other children laughed at her and told her that
she would get no candy at church. The next day, Mary
brought her bag to school. The bag had a lot more candy
in it than the other children had.
Brother Flowers' recount of Mary's experience as
an elementary school student led me to think about how
God gives so many gifts to His children that the devil
can't give to the children who are still in the world's
Many times, Satan attempts to blind the eyes of even
the Believers and convince them that no matter how
hard they try to serve God and others, it just isn't good
enough. Believe me, I've felt constant torment and stress
from the devil lately, but I'm still going to remember the
story of Mary's bag of candy and remember God's bag of
good gifts. ."

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one. Apparently, that definition has changed to exclude
those that work making over minimum wage. Most
members of the working class that are helping to pay for
these apartments cannot afford the amenities that are
provided to the tenants. And if you qualify to be a ten-
ant, you better not try to get ahead, because you might
make too much money to stay in your home! Great mes-
sage we are sending here!
As refugees from Cuba in the early sixties, my par-
ents worked hard to provide for us, their children, and
we were taught that the United States was the greatest
country in the world, (still is) and to give something
back, as we were blessed to, be in this country We had
the opportunity to get ahead by hard work. I don't mind
helping those that are less fortunate, since that is what
Our Lord Jesus Christ wants us to do. We also instilled
these values in our children. But not to be allowed to
live in a place because your income is too high, even if
that income can barely get you by, is one of the -worst
kind of discrimination that there is. My daughter, who
wants to make a difference in people's lives has recently
experienced two big disappointments. She wonders why
she was let go from her job after being good at it, and
those hired after her with poor work ethics are allowed
to stay, and why she cannot rent an apartment when she
is willing to pay full price for it. The only thing I could
tell her is that life is often unfair, and to keep doing the
right thing. One day we will all stand before our God,
andwe will be judged on what we did for others.

Juan Botino

Corey Tyrell Johnson Gets A

Slap On The Wrist

October 31; 2007. Though Corey Johnson was found
guilty by his peers, though the Prosecuting Attorney
asked for the maximum sentence, "10 years" though the
ATF special Agent, Ms. Mary D. though the Madison
County Sheriffs Office, and the Madison Police Depart-
ment, worked diligently for months, never faltering in
their collective thoughts, that Corey Johnson was guilty,
the Federal Judge gave Johnson, a total of 51 months for
dealing in stolen firearms. In addition to the 51 months,
Johnson is to get probation for three years he is to serve
his time in a prison close to his mother who has moved
to south, Florida. ; ,.
I.was again, allowed tov oice, my opinion to the-court,
hoping to get as much time for Johnson as the law would
allow. I explained my thoughts to .his honor, that I
thought we were doing this all wrong and in reverse.
Our Governments, Federal, State, County and Cities,
,have passed over 24,000 firearm laws in the last 50 years
trying to keep firearms away from criminals, none have
worked. There are thousands of people employed by all
our Governments working on just this one single prob-
lem, nothing has worked. Then we wring our hands and
want to pass even more firearm laws to prevent crimi-
nals from getting their hands on firearms, and they
won't work. Some in our Governments and the majority
of the press blame many of the ilks of the population on
the firearm.
But then, in 2005, "the last year available to me" there
were 15, million hunting licenses sold in America, there
are also another 5 or more million gun owners that do
not hunt, but shoot thousands of rounds down range at
paper plates and targets.
Therefore, on any given day during hunting season in
2005, there could have been 20 or more million people on
the streets of America with firearms. That dear friends,
is 12 million more people, armed, on the streets of Amer-
ica, with more firepower, than all the Armies of the
world combined. Yet, nothing happened. Why? We are
law-abiding citizens, we do not commit crimes.
This is why I truly believe we are doing this all wrong.
Criminals always find a way to get firearms in order to
enhance their criminal activities. Four came to my
store, ripped the telephone wires and electric cables out
of the wall, tore the door and frame all to pieces, then,
simply stole them.
I know of a. much better way to keep firearms away
from criminals. We need to keep the, "Criminal away
from the firearm", not the firearm away from the crimi-
I explained the following to the Judge "Let me show
you how easy it really is, we have Mr. Cory Johnson in
custody today, one can see he hasn't stolen any firearms
today, or yesterday, or for that matter, all of this year.
Why? He's been in prison. Should the court decide to
keep Mr. Johnson in prison for the paltry 10 years I'm
told is the fullest extent of the law. I can assure your
Honor that Mr. Cory Johnson will not be stealing any
firearms in all that time.
The Judge gave us a brief as to why he decided to be
so lenient for Johnson. Johnson's attorney has pled to
the court from the beginning that his client wasn't very
bright. Johnson had told the jury that "some dude he
don't know put a gun to his head and made him give
$60.00 for the two firearms he had in his possession that
actually turned out to be, three firearms".
The defense attorney argued that his client had the IQ
of a cool room in the summer { 74 } the prosecutor ar-
gued that he didn't try while taking a test. Johnson had
been sent to Miami for some IQ testing. Anyway, he quit
school while in the 9th grade and was found a brick or
two shy of a full load.
How mean can a Judge be to someone who doesn't
know enough, to get out of the rain?
Johnson then had his turn with the Judge. He argued
he had absolutely nothing to do with the Breaking and
Entering of my store and never had any of those stolen
firearms in his possession. Oh! I almost forgot, Johnson
also said "I found Jesus while incarcerated, I wouldn't
lie about this"
Mr. Corey Tyrell Johnson has since appealed his sen-
tence of the 51 months, the Judge gave him.
George Pouliotte


My Kind of Halloween

The "Wizard of Oz" family.

Raggedy Ann and Andy.

Karen Abbott at Cherry Lake General Store told her
kids she would never dress up for Halloween. This
proves her wrong!

Residents participating in door-to-door festivities
I, for one, was thrilled with the large turnout of cos-
tumed children and adults participating in the Hal-
loween festivities last Wednesday evening in Madison.
There was a wide variety of handmade and store-bought
costumes, from cute to clever, to original and spooky I
especially adored the set of infant twins dressed as
Raggedy Ann and Andy Sooo.. .cute. Also, the family of
Wizard of Oz characters. Sooo...clever.
As I was walking up and down Range Street taking
candid shots here and there, it brought back memories
of Halloweens in New York State with my children when
they were little. It even triggered some Halloween mem-
ories of when I was a child trick or treating. All of my
grandchildren seemed to be excited about the idea of
trick-or-treat and were there as well. We also got a
chance to ride through some of the popular neighbor-
We found several homes decorated and residents
participating in the door-to-door festivities.
Travis and Jennifer Kervin had a great idea hauling
a hay wagon full of kids and parents through the neigh-
borhoods doing the door-to-door trick or treat. This
made for easy loading and unloading of costumed chil-
dren. Great idea.
Halloween activities, such as carving pumpkins to
become Jack-O-Lanterns, and dressing up in costumes
for contests, parades (now, there's an idea for next year),
and trick-or-treating are just a few Halloween traditions
that I would like to see my grandchildren grow up with.
I'm very pleased to see Madison County businesses
and residents participating to make it enjoyable for
everyone once again. Thank You all for doing something
more for the youth and traditional families in Madison
Next week, read more on "Keeping up with Tradi-


Dicwpoints & Opinions

Friday, November 9, 2007

The Madison Enterprise-Recorder 3A

( Madison County

Extension Service
Diann Douglas
SGuest Columnist

Plan Now To Avoid That

Holiday Weight Gain
One tradition Americans have we celebrate most oc-
casions with food. Now, we are about to start the holiday
stretch starting with Thanksgiving and ending with
New Year's Day In short, we are looking at six weeks of
eating more than you normally consume.
A traditional holiday meal can supply upward to 3,000
calories. That is more calories from a single meal than
most people eat in an entire day In addition to holiday
meals, there are always baked goods and desserts at
every gathering.
It is possible to eat some of everything during the hol-
idays and not take in too many calories. The key is to eat
sensibly, be physically active and reduce calories when-
ever possible; realizing that some of the foods we eat
during the holidays will be high in calories.
Here are a few ideas from Extension Specialists to
help you avoid consuming excessive calories over the
holiday season.
Eat moderate portions of food. Keep extra servings
to a minimum.
Leave butter and sugar off the table at mealtime.
Substitute low-calorie alternatives for food high in
fat or sugar. For example, low-fat sour cream can re-
place the traditional high fat version. Reduce the
amount of sugar in your sweet potatoes and add vanilla
extract for added flavor.
Serve a fresh vegetable tray with a low fat dip instead
of potato chips.,
Substitute reduced-fat cheeses and cream cheese in
your recipes.
Steam, bake or microwave vegetables rather than fry
and season with herbs and spices.
Replace whole milk and cream with low-fat or skim
milk in puddings, soups and baked products. There is
now fat free half and half on the market and it is hard to
tell the difference in taste.
Lighten up your holiday baked goods by cutting the
amount of sugar by one quarter.
To help reduce cholesterol, substitute egg whites in
recipes calling for whole eggs. Use two egg whites in
place of each whole egg in baked products.
During the holidays, schedule time for physical activ-
ity to help burn off extra calories. Take a 15 minute
walk during your lunch hour. Every step counts, so park
further out in the parking lot when you go to the store.
Household chores and yard work will also burn extra
Sensible eating and staying physically active during
the holiday season will keep your weight in check and
keep the extra pounds off. "Holiday Meals" will be a
food preparation program offered at the Extension Of-
fice on November 13th at 6:00 p.m. Participants will
,learn meal preparation strategies to adjust traditional
recipes and add healthier dishes to your holiday tables.
Call the Extension office for more details or to register.

County Commissioners, cont from page lAI
with three intervals of 30 years each, the county voted
on provisions to select an architect and to purchase title
insurance. County Attorney Tom Reeves disclosed that
his firm would be receiving the approximate $4000
charge for the policy A second policy will cover the
Emergency Operations Center.
Jerome Wyche, Madison County Solid Waste Direc-
tor, came before the Commission to announce the bids
for a hew- Solid Waste Cable Roll-off Hoist System and
Heavy Duty Chassis Vehicle. The low bid was waived
however, because of a trade-in feature on the next lowest
"The Mack truck we're wanting is a little more, but
when you consider the trade-in allowance, which states
that we can get a new truck next year for only $8500 dol-
lars, and then considering the wear and tear, the de-
mands on our current equipment, and-how that equip-
ment becomes obsolete, this is a much better deal,"
Wyche explained. The Commission agreed, and Reeves
explained the procedures for waiving the lowest bid
when extra value comes from contract options.
There were other points of interest that will be de-
tailed later, including proposals to improve county an-
nual leave accumulation accounting, and re-acquiring
membership in the National Association Of Counties.
Also, look for the upcoming announcement regarding
the Property Surplus sale.
There are many ways to observe the Commission's
commitment to being prepared for the future. Certainly
every Commissioner is anxiously anticipating the ef-
fects of the new state tax changes and the impact it will
have on residents of Madison County. But there was
also a consistent indicator at this meeting that we're all
moving forward as a team.
As votes were conducted, Chairman Alfred Martin
announced the final vote count. Each issue, dozens in
total, received a unanimous vote, which Martin quickly
declared as "5-0." Because of the popularity of the
crime drama "Hawaii 5-0," after hearing it several
times, this reporter began to think of the Commission's
evident team collaboration as deserving the description
"Madison 5-0."
Children cont from page 1A
signed his contract for a two-year Take Stock In Chil-
dren scholarship on October 31. He is the third student
in a string of contract signing for TSIC to be awarded a
His parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Terry, Sr. in mark-
ing the momentous occasion, joined William at LES.
Participants in TSIC sign the contract and make a
promise to have good behavior, remain drug and crime
free, and have good attendance. Upon William's gradua-
tion, he'll be given the two-year scholarship.
For more information on Take Stock In Children or
how to become a mentor, contact Jo Willis, program co-
ordinator, at (850) 973-8583.
Thompson cont from page 1A
must have at least one border on the Town of Lee's cur-
rent property line.
In closing, Madison County Commissioner Roy El-
lis, who represents the Lee area, expressed his senti-
ments regarding the wrap-up of this year's United Way
Campaign. Ellis has taken an executive role in the coun-
ty fund drive, urging everyone to do what he or she can
to support the essential services provided locally 'All
Madison dollars stay in Madison," Ellis noted.

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Memories Golden Ray

Today I climbed a darkened stair-
To the attic of the mind
But once that door was opened
The golden light of time
Bathed all in memory bright -
Gems from childhood, teen-aged years,
Glowed in that lovely light;
First day of school to cap and gown,
Young love to married bliss;
The time when boys meant more than books,
And the thrill of that first kiss;
The happiness of married years,
The peace of family life,
The joy of children growing up,
Outweighed the toil'and strife
That sometimes managed to creep in -
Sitting cloaked in reverie
As sweet memories returned,
Time had brushed away all pain
And a lesson I had learned -
Cherish all memories for if they're lost
.A part of you is gone -
Life will never again be complete,
Without them you're all alone.

Rev. Quackenbush and wife Ginny have memories of
their summer sabbatical vacation to cherish for they
with four other couples from all over the country (we are
very remiss in reporting this, Rich!) traveled as far
north as Ohio and Illinois, visiting four of the five great
lakes during their four week sabbatical, two weeks of
which were spent on spiritual retreat for study, reading
and prayer five days in the Amish country of New Bed-
ford, Ohio, and five days in the Olde Bed and Breakfast
of Freeport, Illinois the one where Abraham Lincoln
and Steve Douglas held their famous debate.
Rich was asked to preach in Kentucky, north of
Frankfurt, in a place named Harveyland. One highlight
of their trip was spending one night in Kennesaw, Geor-
gia, with Lorraine Berghuis. She had recently had
cataract surgery Knowing Lorraine, we're sure she was
overjoyed to see them.
Though we are very late reporting the Quackenbush
trip and its old news by now, we feel it's too interesting
to be left out, especially since they were in not only the
"land of Lincoln" but our home state as well. We hope
we got everything right, Rich.
We were sort of "called on the carpet" for not wishing
a happy birthday to someone recently so we'll try to
make amends. We have about stopped this since Jacob
seems never to miss birthdays and anniversaries. We
feel our reporting them also is rather redundant.
Anyway, we hope that Gail Carter had a wonderful
birthday on October 19 and by the way, happy birthday
to Willie Carter whose big day was on September 12.
And while we're on the subject, please wish this couple
a sincere happy anniversary on November 7 when they
will celebrate their 30th year together. Many more and
happy years together is our wish.
And we hope that all you ladies have your turkey on
ice or are you waiting for your husband to go hunting?
Be sure to bake those pumpkin pies, though. Have a
wonderful weekend, everyone!


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Attorney General's Cybercrime Unit Makes 50th Arrest,

First Arrest For New Orlando Office

I Attorney General Bill
McCollum announced the
50th arrest made by his
Child Predator Cyber-
Crime Unit and the first
by the unit's new Orlando
Office. Authorities with
the CyberCrime Unit ar-
rested Douglas R. Phillips
this morning after he trav-
eled to meet who he
thought was a 14-year old
girl for sex. Phillips's ac-
tions will be charged un-
der the new CyberCrimes
Against Children Act,
which created a new crime
for traveling to meet a
child or someone believed
to be a child for the pur-
pose of sexually assault-
ing that person.
"Had it not been for
the dedicated team work-
ing around the clock to
bring this predator into
custody, he might have
continued to victimize any
number of children," said
Attorney General McCol-
lum. "Cases such as this
remind us of the dangers
lurking on the internet
and the determination
with which a predator will
hunt for victims. We must
and will continue our ef-
forts to protect Florida's
youngest citizens."
An undercover investi-
gator with the Cyber-

Crime Unit was ap-
proached in an internet
chatroom by Phillips, who
believed he was talking to
a teenage girl. Over two
weeks of conversation,
Phillips, 47, sexually so-
licited the "girl" online
and sent multiple porno-
graphic images to the
agent. Eventually, Phillips
told the "girl" he wanted
to meet her and take her to
live with him. Phillips, of
Deltona, was taken into
custody by law enforce-
ment officers with the Cy-
berCrimes Unit, the Flori-
da Department of Law En-
forcement and the Semi-
nole County Sheriff's Of-
.Phillips was booked
into the Seminole County
Jail. He will be charged
with solicitation of a mi-

nor, transmission of
harmful materials to a
minor and traveling to
meet a minor to commit
an unlawful sex act. If
convicted on all charges,
he faces up to 25 years in
prison. The case will be
prosecuted by attorneys
with the CyberCrime
The arrest was the
first made by the Orlando
Office, which hosted its
grand opening just last
Monday. The new location
is the first additional of-
fice to open as part of At-
torney General McCol-
lum's statewide expansion
of the unit, which has
been operating out of
Jacksonville since its in-
ception in October 2005.
Five additional offices
will open in the Ft. Laud-

Man Arrested For Possession

And Petit Theft

By Jessica Higginboth-
Greene Publishing, Inc.
According to the
Madison Police Depart-
ment, Keith Roberson
was arrested .on Novem-
ber 6 for possession of
marijuana, less than 20
grams, and petit theft.
Contact was made
with Roberson at Madi-
son Square (the Winn
Dixie shopping center).
Following a call to dis-
patch, it was confirmed
that Roberson had an ac-
tive warrant for his ar-

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under arrest.
During Cooks'
search of Roberson's

person, he discovered a
pack of steamed shrimp
stuffed into his left
When the defendant
arrived at the county
jail, another search was
Several packets of
Kool Aid and a small
baggie of a green leafy
substance, identified as
marijuana, were found.
Roberson was
charged with possession
of less than 20 grams of
marijuana and petit
theft at the county jail.

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The Child Predator
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sion is to protect children
from computer-facilitated
sexual exploitation. The
unit does this by working
cooperatively on a
statewide basis with law
enforcement agencies and
prosecutors to provide re-

sources and expertise,
while preventing the
spread of these crimes
through education and
community awareness.
The unit is a member of
the Internet Crimes
Against Children Task
Force (ICAC) of North
Florida, as is the Florida
Department of Law En-
forcement and the Semi-
nole County Sheriff's Of-

George Kevin Cook VOP (circuit, two counts)
Michael Maurice Robinson Concealed weapon,
VOP (circuit), possession of a firearm by a convicted
Dominic Verlon Cofield VOP (circuit)
Benjamin James Estey Criminal registration
Steven Gregory Bozeman Driving while license
suspended, revoked or cancelled
Leroy Scott Prowling, criminal mischief
James Leroy Adderi'v. Jr. Criminal registration
Sherry Nichole Haynes Out of county warrant
Steven Ghent, Sr. Possession of a firearm by a
convicted felon, dealing in stolen property
Gregory Jerrod Tillman Dealing in stolen prop-
erty theft/trafficking
Brittany Renee Monts Out-of-county warrant
Scott Michael Langston DUI
Tommie Lee Christian, Jr. Introduction of con-
traband, possession of drug paraphernalia, trespass
of an occupied structure
Jarrad Ridge McCormick Grand theft III, posses-
sion of burglary tools
Brian Tyrone McKnight VOP (county)
Luretha Lunel Ealy Shoplifting
Timothy Lorenzo McCray DUI, violation of dri-
vers license restriction
Mike Hammond Johnson, Jr. Out of count war-
Newton Mark Gordie Failure to appear
Janyta Miranda Johnson VOP (circuit)
Gregory Wayne Freeman Criminal registration
sexual offender
Clyde Ray Ware Contempt of court (non-support)
Lateshia Demitra Dawson Battery (touch or
strike, two counts)
Nicholas Cougar Harrington Sale of a controlled
Steven Ghent, Sr .- Uttering a forgery
Simmie Lee Lott Battery (touch or strike)
Keith Roberson Possession of marijuana less
than 20 grams, dealing in stolen property
theft/trafficking (six counts), petit theft
Esteban Romulo Perez Driving while license sus-
pended, revoked or cancelled

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Friday, November 9, 2007

Anne Riden
A funeral service cel-
ebrating the life of
Dorothy Anne Riden,
72, of Palm Coast. who
passed away Friday No-
vember 2, 2007 at her res-
idence, will be held Tues-
day at 4 p.m. in the
chapel of Craig-Flagler
Palms Funeral Home,
511 Old Kings Rd. South,
Flagler Beach. Friends
may visit 2 p.m. until ser-
vice time.
Mrs. Riden was born
in Sussex County VA to
the late Warner and An-
nie Rollings and moved
to Palm Coast 6 years ago
from Stuart. She was a
member of the Girls'
Club of Marineland
Acres. Mrs. Riden en-
joyed gardening, ani-
mals, and the beach. She
also loved treasure-hunt-
ing and thrift store shop-
ping, but most of all,
spending time with her
family and friends.
Her devoted dog
Sparky will dearly miss
Her survivors in-
clude two daughters,
Rhonda and her husband
James Gannon of Folson
Calif.; Mary and her hus-
band Scott Leaf of Sev-
ern, Md.; two sons, David
and his wife Darlene Ri-
den of Crofton, Md., and
Donald Riden of Oden-
ton, Md.; two sisters,
Jean Vincent of Anchor-
age, Ky, and Frances
Jarrit of Carson Va.: one
brother, Warner "Son-
ny" Rollings, Jr. of Madi-
son; and five grandchil-
Memorial contribu-
tions may be made in her
memory to the National
Parkinson Foundation,
Inc. 1501 NW 9th
Ave./ Bob Hope Rd., Mia-
mi, FL 33136.
Arrangements are in
the care and trust of
Craig-Flagler Palms Fu-
neral Home.

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"Wayne" Bell
Ray "Wayne" Bell. age
57, died Monday in Talla-
A native of Madison
County, he resided in Tal-
lahassee since 1972 and
was a member of Faith
Baptist Church in Madi-
A graveside service
will be held Wednesday,
Nov. 7, at 2 p.m. at Midway
Cemetery in Madison.
Visitation will be held
from 6-8 p.m. at Beggs Fu-
neral Home in Madison.
In lieu of flowers,
please make contribu-
tions to Big Bend Hospice,
1723 Mahan Center Blvd.,
Tallahassee, Fl. 32308
He is survived by his
mother, Jean Bell of
Madison; two sons, Kevin
Bell and Matt Bell of Tal-
lahassee; two brothers,
Frankie Bell and Robert
Bell of Madison; one sis-
ter, Vickie Reynolds of
Madison; two grandchil-
dren. Rayna Bell and
Leela Bell; and he is pre-
deceased by his father,
Ray Bell.



November 9-10
Lee Worship Center hosts a
huge \ard sale on Fnday and
Saturday starting at 9 a.m. and
Will include household items.
christmas and thanksgiving
decorations. clothes and much
more. For more information.
please call i850i 971-4135.
November 10
Medical aspects of diabetes
including: medications. blood
glucose monitoring, foot care,
and complications of diabetes.
presented by Bonnie \Vebb.
Linda O'Brian. and Marn Ellen
Jordan, nursing team members
of the Madison County Health
Department. A free copy of
"Take Charge of Your Diabetes"
booklet produced b\ the United
States Department of Health
and Human Services. Center of
Disease Control and Preven-
tion. 3rd Edition. %ill be a\\ard-
ed to each participant that com-
pletes this class.
November 10
Free educational classes on
how to control diabetes will be
held November 10. and 17.
from 9-11 a.m. at the Madison
County Extension Office. locat-
ed on 184 NW College Loop.
These classes are sponsored by
the Madison County Health
Department and they can be
reached at (8501 973-0170, ext.
2 0 7
November 12
The Su\wannee Chapter of
the Florida Trail Association
will hold its monthly meeting
on Monday. November 12.
2007 at the Suwannee River
Water Management District.
The meeting will be held from
7-9 p.m.. located on U.S. 90
and C.R. 49. 2 nuies east of
Live Oak. The Public is wel-
November 14
The No\ember meeting of

Tentative Five Year Work Program
District Two
Fiscal Years Beginning July 1, 2008 June 30, 2013
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District Two, announces public hearings
(Tentative Work Program for Fiscal Years beginning July 1,2008, through June 30,2013) to which
all persons are invited to attend and be heard. Persons who require accommodations under the
Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should
contact.Mr:.Bill Henderson, District Planning & Environmental Manager, Lake City District Office
at 1-800-749-2967 at leastteh (1(1) ila vs in advance of the Public Hearings.
1. Live Oak Hearing: 'Specific notice is provided to the County Commissions for Hamilton,
Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee, and Taylor counties serving as Metropolitan Planning
Organization for their respective counties.
DATE AND TIME:' Thursda3, November 29; 2007 at 5:30 p.m.
PLACE: Suwannee River Water Management District, Board Room #103
9225 County Road 49, Live Oak, FL

2. Lake City Hearing: Specific notice is provided to the Gainesville Metropolitan Transportation
Planning Organization (MTPO) and the County Commissions for Alachua, Bradford, Columbia,
Dixie, Gilchrist, Levy, and Union counties serving as Metropolitan Planning Organization for their
respective counties.
DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, December 4, 2007 at 5:30 p.m.
PLACE: FDOT District Two Office, Madison Room
1109 South Marion Ave., Lake City, FL
3., Jacksonville Hearing: Specific notice is provided to the First Coast Metropolitan Planning
Organization (FCMPO) and the County Commissions for Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, Putnam, and
St. Johns counties serving as Metropolitan Planning Organization for their respective counties.
DATE AND TIME: Thursday, December 6, 2007 at 5:30 p.m.
PLACE: FDOT Jacksonville Urban Office, Training Facility
2198 Edison Avenue, Jacksonville, FL
Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin,
disability or family status.

These Public Hearings are being conducted pursuant to Section 339.135(4)(c), Florida Statutes, to
consider the Department's Tentative Work Program for the Fiscal Years 2008/2009 through
2012/2013, and to consider the necessity ofmaking any changes to the Work Program.
Written comments from the Metropolitan Planning Organizations, County Commissions and other
interested parties will be received by the Department at the Public Hearings and up to December 21,
2007 following the hearing. Comments should be addressed to:

Charles W, Baldwin, RE,, District Secretary
Florida Department of Transportation, District Two
1109 South Marion Ave. Mail Station 2000
Lake City, FL 32025-5874
Telephone 1 -800-749-2967


the 55 Plus Club will meet on
Wednesday November 14. at 12
noon. 55 Plus Club meets at the
United Methodist Cooperatide
Center, which is located about 5
miles north of Madison on
Highway 145. Everyone in the
community 55. years old and
older is cordially invited to at-
tend. There are no fees of any
kind and no reservations are
necessary. 55 Plus Club is open
to all faiths. For more informa-
tion about 55 Plus Club or an\
outreach ministries of the Unit-
ed Methodist Cooperative con-
tact Linda Gaston, Coordinator,
at 850-929-493S.
November 15
Come and play "Food
Pyramid Bingo" on Thursday,
November 15, at 11:45 a.m. at
the Madison Public Library
Conference Room, located on
378 NW College Loop. For
more information, please con-
tact Bonnie Mathis at i850i
342-0170, ext. 207.
November 17
"Know Your Nutrition."
part of Bayer Health Care's Di-
abetes Self-Management pro-
gram series. Nancy Smith. Reg-
istered Dietitian & Certified Di-
abetes Health Educator w ith the
American.Diabetes Association
from the renowned Tallahassee
Memorial Diabetes Center will
present this exciting class. Free
Bayer Ascensia glucometers
(self-monitoring blood sugar
meters) will be offered to each
participant that completes this
class. Each participant will go
home %with a set of measuring
cups which will assist you w% ith
food measuring, and portion
control at home.
November 17
Free educational classes on
how to control diabetes will be
held November 10, :and 17,
from 9-11 a.m. at the Madison
County Extension Office, locat-
ed on 184 NW College Loop.
These classes are sponsored by
the Madison County Health
Department and they can be
reached at (850) 973-0170, ext.
2 0 7
November 20 7
Come and play "Food Pyramid
Bingo" on Tuesday, November
20, at 11:00 a.m. at the
Greenville Public Library, lo-
cated on 312 SW Church St.
For more information, please
contact Bonnie Mathis at (850)
342-0170, ext. 207.
December 9
The Dixie Echoes will be
in concert at Bible Deliverance
Church on December 9, starting
at 6 p.m. Admission is free, but
a love offering will be received
during the concert. For more in-
formation, please call, .(850)
973-4622 or (850) 973-6596.
Every Tuesday Saturday
The Diamonds in the Ruff
Adoption Program at the
Suwannee Valley Humane Soci-
ety is open every Tuesday
through Saturday from 10 a.m.
to 2 p.m. It is located on 1156
S.E Bisbee Loop Madison FL,
32340. For a healthy lifestyle,
adopt an animal and they will
make your life more fulfilled.
For more information or direc-
tions call (866) 236-7812 or
(850) 971-9904.
Third Tuesday of Each
The Greater Greenville
Area Diabetes Support Group is
a free educational service and
support for diabetes and those
wanting to prevent diabetes. The
group meets the third Tuesday
of each month at the Greenville
Public Library Conference
Room at 312 SW Church Street,
Greenville, 11 11:30 a.m.
Everyone is welcome!


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November 8, 1957
Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Sheppard of Rt. 1 Madis.on, an-
nounce the engagement and approaching marriage of
their daughter; Jo Ann Jones Sheppard, to Mr. Lawrence
Tony Rowell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dave Rowell of Madi-
son. The wedding will take place Sunday November 24,
at the Madison Church of God at 3 p.m.
Miss Mary Louise Sealey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
J.H. Sealey of Lee, and Mr. Carey F. Lamb, Jr., son of Mr.
and Mrs. C.E Lamb of Madison, were united in mar-
riage Saturday, October 26. at 3 p.m. The wedding cere-
mony was performed by Rev Austin Kelly at his home in
the presence of relatives and friends.
Mrs. J.T. Killingsworth has returned home after vis-
iting her daughter, Mrs. Forest Stanley, in Jacksonville
this past weekend.
November 10, 1967
Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Dallas sbld their home here and
are down the state visiting friends. Mr. Dallas said he
was going to fish and hunt for a while before he bought
another home. Their friends hope they will come back to
Madison County to do their fishing.
Mrs. T.C. McNally has been visiting her brother, Mr.
Douglas Martin. and Mrs. Martin, in Lakeland,
Mrs. E.P Sanders is now at home after being in the
hospital for some time. She is reported doing well.
November 11, 1977
Miss Sarah Groover, bride-elect of Russell New-
some, was given a lovely shower Tuesday night, Novem-
ber 1, in the home of Mrs. Edward Brown of Cherry
Steve Stoff of Lee is expected to see action for Mari-
on Military Institute when the Tigers collide with the
Mississippi College Junior Varsity-at 2 p.m.. on Saturday,
November 12. This will be Marion's Homecoming and fi-
nal game of the year. Steve is the son of Reverend and
Mrs. F.T. Stoff.
November 12, 1987
Susan and Ferlin Cox are proud to announce the
birth of their daughter. Jennifer Elise. She was born Oc-
tober 31 at 11:29 a.m. at South Georgia Medical Center
and weighed nine pounds 11 and one fourth ounces and
was 20 inches long.
Lee Pentecostal Assembly will have a gospel sing
Saturday November 14, at 7:30 p.m. featuring The Mc-
Cormicks, Norris Family and local talent. Everyone is
Sunday, November 29. will be a special day at Mace-
donia Baptist Church when they honor Cordie.Welch
Rutherford. A special program will be presented honor-
ing Mrs. Cordie for her many years of dedicated service
to the church and community

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helpful gestures of love
that was shown to Mrs. Vi-
ola Woods while she was a
resident at the nursing
center. Also to Mrs. Ran-
nay Cooks and her staff,
thanks be to God for your
very efficient services.
Some friends said a
prayer, sent a flower, gave
a hug or a pat on the back,
gave a smile or a friendly
chat, maybe a tasty dish or
a cool drink. Whatever it
was, the family is.so grate-
ful and sends a "thank-
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Those "kids" attending were pictured (bottom row) left to right are: Heather
Worden Welch, Madison; Kathy McMahon, Tucson, AZ; Carol Haire Beggs, Madi-
son; Barbara Brothers DuPree, Gainesville; Amy Akerman Hutcheson, (Top row)
left to right are: Wes Reeves, Madison; Fred Reeves, New Port Richey; Stevie
McMahon, Orlando; Ashley Bacot, Orlando, (guest); Bill Brothers, Live Oak; Bill
Primm, Madison, Mark Akerman, Greensboro, NC; and Mack Primm, Cherry


Reunions are a time to
get together, to renew old
friendships or have the
chance to meet each oth-
er's spouse, children or
grandchildren. And this
was the case on July 7,
2007 when some of the
"kids" who grew up in

Whispering Pines during
the 1970's enjoyed a day of
fun at First Methodist
Church Fellowship Hall
with a picnic style dinner.
Spouses and children
included Angie Akerman,
Cole and Emma; Allen and
Cooper Welch; Danielle
Kelley, Brooke and Bryce;
Peggy Primm and Zet:
Gayle Primm; Ted Beggs:
Lisa Reeves, Kayla and
Abigayle: Vicky Reeves:
Janice Brothers. Shelby
and Lindsey: Thomas
Dupree; Chris Magirl and
Sutton (Tuscson. AZ).
Parents, former resi-
dents, and friends who
gave support to the event
were: Joe and Princess Ak-

erman, Joe and Penny
Worden, Tracy and Sandra
Reeves, Joyce Primm,
Morris and Rosemary
Haire, Steve and Jody
McMahon (San Antonio,
TX), Alston and Kay Kel-
ley, Marilyn Brothers
(Gainesville), Al and Lucy
Loveless (Avon Park), Bill
and Teenie Cave. Jenny
Andrews and Barry and
Tomye Barnhart.
Whether you are hav-
ing a family reunion, high
school reunion or neigh-
borhood reunion, these
traditions are always en-
joyed and highly recom-
mended by these former
"kids" of Whispering

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Madison Corrections Celebrates

With Barbeque Lunch

By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
There was an incredible bar-
beque lunch held on Wednesday, Oc-
tober 31, at the Madison Correctional
Institution (MCI), but at this bar-
beque the pig survived. In fact, the
pig not only survived, but also got
kissed, and kissed, over and over and
over again. The pig in question is
"Penny the Pig," and she was actual-
ly a special guest at the lunch, and
not on the menu.
Penny was in fact the guest of
honor, and a central part of the cele-
bration organized for the outstanding
job MCI did this year raising money
for the United Way. "In the end, over
$11,000 was raised, well above our
goal and expectation. Everybody did
an incredible job. Over $8,000 was
collected from income deductions
alone," Warden Steve Wellhausen
As part of the fundraising effort,
six "pig-kissing" candidates were
chosen. The person whose trough
was filled with the largest cash dona-
tions would then be required to give
Penny and big kiss for the cause. Un-
der the "Pennies for Penny" cam-
paign, donations were converted to
pounds, where $100 was equal to 60
pounds. Much of the cash collected
was actual pennies, but at game time
the bigger bills came out for the fa-
vorites and a few extras. When the
cash was tallied, Wellhausen was the
winner, although the other five made
a good showing.
.As. it turned out though,, Penny ,
wqp't limited to just kissing. .. ,
Warden. Eventually, all the candi-' '
dates, and a few others, gave penny a
wet one. All went well, but in the end
Penny may need therapy, especially
after Captain Robert Sukles added a
warm embrace to his kiss. Seriously
though, Penny is very fortunate.
She'll receive all the TLC she de-
serves, having been adopted by
Sergeant Steve Williams.
The candidates and their con-
tributed pounds were as follow: Win-
ner Warden Wellhausen had 570
pounds; Asst. Warden Ted Jeter col-
lected 475 pounds; Health Services
Administrator Lynn King was third
with 468 pounds; Major James Capps
was next with 225 pounds; and outgo-
ing Colonel Scott Crews, now Asst.
Warden at Holmes Correctional Insti-
tution, combined with incoming
Colonel Curtis Sistrunk for 167
pounds. Separately, Crews, with his
family in attendance, was honored
for his promotion.
Organizers, Officers Cindy Prid-
dy and Geraldine Beggs, also gave
huge praise to everyone. "We had
bake sales arid special programs all
hours of the day and night," Beggs
explained. "Everybody worked so
hard," she added. Cindy Priddy's
husband, Detective Jack Priddy, with
the Lowndes County Sheriff Depart-
ment, also gave to the event in a big
way. He produced an entertaining
video tribute to the celebration.
Even the youngest guests got into
the act. Parker Johns, son of Officer
Adele Reams-Johns and Sergeant
Rusty Johns, helped out by picking
the winning tickets for several nice
raffle gifts. Gifts included the War-
den's parking spot for a month, which
was won by Classification Officer
Leslie Hicks. Sergeant Walter Neely
won a jewelry chest. Classification
Officer Shellie Bearden won a gift
wagon filled with prizes, treats, and
coupons. And lastly, Officer James
Skipworth won a nice necklace.
This reporter also won a few
prizes. The first prize was enjoying
an incredible lunch with the finest
folks around. The second prize was
receiving extra help from Lieutenant
Jennifer Allen, who made it so much
easier to get to know everybody by
taking great notes. Ultimately how-
ever, the biggest prize is simply living
in a community with people like
these who care so much, share so
much, work so hard and laugh out

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Officer Geraldine Beggs holds the raffle box, as young Park-
er Johns hands a ticket to Warden Wellhausen, while proud mom
Adele Reams-Johns watches.


Col. Cur-
tis Sistrunk,
Major James
Capps, Asst.
Warden Scott
Crews, War-
den Steve
Health Ser-
vices Admin-
istrator Lynn
King and
Asst. Warden
Ted Jeter, pic-
tured on
stage, left to
right, took
turns kissing
"Penny the
Pig," seen
here lying on
table with her
new caregiv-
er, Sgt. Steve

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Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Michael Curtis, October 31, 2007)
Warden Steve Wellhausen and Asst. Warden Ted Jeter con-
gratulate Asst. Warden Scott Crews on his promotion. Crews
was promoted from Colonel at MCI to Asst, Warden and Holmes
Correctional Institution.

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Michael Curtis, October 31, 2007)
Asst. Warden Ted Jeter puts on his "best lips" for Penny.

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Michael Curtis, October 31, 2007)
"Pennies for Penny" winner, Warden Steve Wellhausen,
shows the "memories" book and prizes celebrating
the exceptional United Way fundraising
effort at MCI.

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Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Michael Curtis, October 31, 2007)
Organizers, Officers Cindy Priddy (left) and Geraldine Beggs,
right, join Warden Steve Wellhausen, in the "Pennies for Penny"
celebration at the Madison Correctional Institution.


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"I'm Not Afraid

Of The Gorilla"

Romney's Son Warmly Received

During Madison Stopover

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"I'm not afraid of the gorilla," Bobby Bembry, seated
and dressed as Davy Crockett, said of the costume Terrie
Bearden, standing, wore during a Halloween party at
Madison Nursing Center. Bembry and Bearden won the
Center's costume contest.

It's A Boy!

Rebekah Slaven would like to announce the birth of
her brother Michael Walton Slaven.
Name Michael Walton Slaven
Birth Date 10-8-07
Weight and Length 7 lbs 8 ounces
Parents Michael Slaven and Tammy Slaven of
Warner Robins, Georgia
Maternal Grandparents Peggy Frye of Branford,
Fl and Richard Frye of Titusville.
Paternal Grandparents Bobbie Slaven of Madi-
son, Fl and the late Glen Walton of Philadelphia, MS.

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By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Mitt Romney's diversi-
ty is often promoted as the
perfect recipe for Presi-
dent of the United States.
On Friday, November 2,
these talents and qualities
were the topic of conversa-
tion during a campaign
lunch at One Eleven Grill
located in downtown
Craig Romney, the
youngest of five sons of
Mitt and Ann Romney,
rolled into Madison in the
"Mitt Mobile," receiving a
very warm welcome to go
along with a very deli-
cious lunch. Each of the
five Romney sons is dri-
ving a handsomely brand-
ed campaign recreational
vehicle county by county
in various key states.
Craig is in Florida,
where he's doing every-
thing but recreating. In-
stead he's taking time for
as many Romney support-
ers as are willing to share
their time and their
"We want to know
what people are thinking
and what they need. When
my dad decided to run, he
brought all of us together
and asked about our feel-
ings of him running for
President. He cares about
our feelings, and that of
all Americans, and will

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use his exceptional skills
to help our country," Craig
Romney proudly stated.
Previous Florida Gov-
ernor Jeb Bush, though.
formally neutral, appar-,
ently agrees with this as-
sessment. According to an
Associated Press article
posted on MSNBC.com
earlier this year, "Jeb
Bush, who hasn't publicly
picked a favorite in the Re-
publican presidential
race, privately is talking
up the candidacy of Mitt
Romney and steering
some of his closest advis-
ers to the campaign."
Mitt Romney's educa-
tional, professional and
political resume includes
Harvard, President and
CEO of the 2002 Olympic
Winter Games, and the
Governor of Massachu-
setts from 2003 to 2007 re-
spectively. Known as a
skillful problem solver
and financial specialist,
Romney is taking on the
toughest issues of today
"The challenge is get-
ting his name out there,"
Craig Romney noted. "My
dad has a well ,established
history of tackling big
problems. More than that,

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he did with healthcare in join the support of his
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Olympics," he added. visit www.MittRomnev.com
For more information or look for the '"Mitt Mo-
about Mitt Romney, in- bile" nearest you.

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Friday, November 9, 2007

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The Arbours Is Great

Property At A Great Price

By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Many may find it sur-
prising that the IRS is fa-
vorably- involved in an
apartment project here in
Madison. Typically men-
tion of the IRS means
trouble. But in the case of
the recently completed
apartment complex "The
Arbours at Madison," it's
just the opposite.
The Arbours at Madi-
son is a beautiful proper-
ty located near US 90, just
west of the Winn Dixie
Plaza. Containing good
floor plans and attractive
amenities, the property is
also priced very competi-
tively. There are income
restrictions however, but
here this condition too
may be opposite of what
one might expect. The in-
come restrictions are not
only about making
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but also include limits on
making too niuch money
as well.
The Tax Credit Re-
form Act of 1986 created
the Low-Income Housing
Tax Credit program (LI-

HTC). The program regu-
lations are governed un-
der section 42 of the Inter-
nal Revenue Code. As a
condition for receiving
Housing Tax Credits,
owners niust keep the
units affordable for a
specified number of

years. The U.S. Depart-
ment of Housing and Ur-
ban Development (HUD)
determines the rent and
income criteria.
The Residential Selec-
tion Criteria for LIHTC

properties with no sub-
sidy, the category under
which The Arbours at
Madison falls, is by no
means relaxed. While the
income requirements may
be lower, other qualifica-
tion areas are very strin-
gent. Three categories

that are carefully exam-
ined are: present and past
performance in meeting
financial obligations, pre-
sent and past housing ref-
erences, and present and
past character history.
The bottom line, after
you cross the "T s" and
dot the "I s," The Arbours
at Madison management
team is working hard to
ensure a pleasant, living
experience for all resi-
dents for years to come.
Inquiries should be di-,
rected to Kim All at 850-
253-0126, or stop by the.
rental office located at
134 SW Arbour Circle,-

Happenings At First Baptist

By Nell Dobbs
In everything, give
thanks! Sometimes that's
hard to do but we are to al-
ways be glad and rejoice.
Again, a wonderful
Sunday! Beautiful flowers
were placed by Bryan and
Mikey Wilson in loving
memory of his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. E.B. Wilson,
Sr. We are so thankful for
the memory of them and
their love for family, God,
church, friends and they
are still missed. Bless
their family left behind as
they remain faithful.
Pastor Heard ex-
pressed in words and writ-
ing their surprise and
gratitude for every expres-

sion of love shown them
by gifts and money for
Pastor. Appreciation
How blessed we were
to heard "Shekinah" by
the Trio and then "Rock of
Ages" by the Chancel
Choir after Walter
Copeland as Deacon of the
Week gave offertory
prayer and Juanita
Preacher's message
was "The Dilemma of Dis-
cipleship." We are believ-
ers by choice, but the cost
of being a true disciple-
ship is high. 1.) The only
way to save your life is to
lose it. 2.) By giving up all
we have we can gain

everything we need. 3.) If
we gain all things and lose
one thing, we .have lost
everything. "What does it
profit if we can gain the
whole world and lose our
soul?" Jesus asked.
Thursday, the WOM
met at the house of Martha
Register at 6 p.m. At church,
little bags were handed to
the women telling of the
many missions they do.
Wednesday SAM met,
honoring their 20th year!
Thursday, the church-
wide baby shower for Leigh
McNutt and coming twins -
a boy and a girl.
Continued happy birth-
day wishes:


Une day me giants ot goltdom
positioned themselves on a green
to putt. But the wind kept blowing
them off balance.

Some played terribly, but Tony
Jacklin shot a remarkable sev-
enty-one. The secret?

"I used the wind," he said. "I let
the wind help me."

As in golf, so in growing. The
winds of trouble can help you, if
you use them.

The Living Bible says, "When
the way is rough, your patience
has a way to grow. So let it grow,
and don't try to squirm out of your
problems. For when your patience,
is finally in full bloom, then you will
be ready for anything, strong in
character, full and complete."


Elaine Henderson, 11/4;
Sam Lamb, 11/6; Andrew
Martin and our Natalie
Schweighoffer (not listed),
both 11/7; Lisa Ragans
Hurst, Hank Martin, Joe
Peavy and Marissa Scanlon,
11/8; Keith Gordon and
Lester Plain, 11/9; Boogie
Schnitker, 11/10; Chandra
Smith, 11/12; Herman Cher-
ry Linda Ragans and Ans-
ley Rogers, 11/14; Gene
Rutherford and Tyler Zim-
merly 11/15; Iduma Smith,
11/16; Josie Driggers, 11/17;
Brigette Blanton,, Nancy
McGriff and Brad Ragans,
Sadness again in the
deaths in our community:
the child in the accident Sat-

urday; a little girl on Mon-
day; and Lois Wainright's
nephew, Dudley Garrett of
Panama City (her sister
Flarrie's son).
Much illness and many
needing earnest prayers:
Billie Hamrick's mother
and dad Mr. and Mrs. Bill
Thompson; Dyan Blanton's
mother and dad Mr. and
Mrs. Brooks; Martha Davis,
Teresa Gallegos and Orlan-
do, as he had pins out;
Preacher Phillips, Sharon
Fletcher and all others so
May the Lord bless us
one and all and help .us re-
main faithful even down to
old age and the, end.

i Blessed [is] the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his ,V
: delight [is] in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that/,:
bringeth forth his fruit'in his season: his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. -Psahns 1:1-3

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S- i t e Glsrr R .l/, I Pu.i. 850-973-31-271
Sunday School 10:00 an.m. Email sdloihotmadison@salhoo comn
Sunday\ School 10:00 a.m.
oin ori 11:0 an. Morning Worship 11:15 a.m. Marcus Hfawkins, Sr. Paslor Josie Graham .Assistant Pastor
Eoening Worship 6:00 p.m. Sunday School............9:30 a.m.
*'a Bibl Study 7:01) p. Choir Practice Sunday Esening q:00 p.m.
ednesdad Bible Study 7.:00 p.m. Worship Service.......11:00 am.
AH Are Welcome. Please Come! Wednesday Night Bible Stud .....6:00 p.m.
Barbara M memorial Church Walk fBfaith, Nor Be Si1t." |
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Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. 6S8 Nordt WasHiingon .e. Madison, FL 73-2612
Evening Worship :00 pm. Sunday Evening Worship 7:00) p.m. Sunday School ForAll Ages............9:45 a.m.
"'Wednesday Bible Study 7:30 p.m. Sunday Pre-.shool.Students. and Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
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Reapers Of The Harvest hurch Wednesda Pre-school chUildren. 7:00 p..Groups 1st 12th Grades................6:30 p.m.
RKeapers Of TheHarvest Church vouch & Adult BiieStudies 7:00op.m. ChoirPractice 7:30 pm.
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St. VinPcent DePaul lRoman Men's Fellowship Breakfast Church School 9:45 am.
S second Snd day .8:00 a.m. Worship Service 11:00 a.m.
Catholic Church lultiple Weehi y Bilbl Srudies/Activitie Wed, Night Bible Study 7:00 p.m.
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Rea estate

Friday, November 9, 2007

Searcy Realty
Vivian Searcy, Broker/Realtor
United Country/ Searcy Real t-
201 W. Base St. Madison, FL
(850) 973-4049 (850) 973-4010

Beautiful 1972- 4 BR/2 BA upgraded brick
home. 2.53 acres w/ pool. New wood floors,
stainless steel dishwasher, kitchen appli-
ances, washer/dryer. 20x50 metal building, w/
electric, fish pond. Conveniently between the
City of Madison & the Town of Lee. Priced to
sell at $190,000. A good buy for any family!

5.84 acres ,:,n ., ,::,u.,ary n,ilr.i laie .: : -p Ir lre.
community of Lee, Florida. 1990 3BR/2BA DW
is in excellent condition. Stainless refrigerator,
electric range, dishwasher, microwave and
whirlpool'washer & dryer. Acreage come with
another double wide with large pecan trees
surrounding it. Great buy at $120,000

49.5 Acres where deer and turkey abound.
Property features one bedroom cabin plus liv-
ing and kitchen area, hot and cold water.
Property is gated for privacy. Ready for the
game enthusiast or prudent investor. Priced at

Two Story Plantation Style Home built 5 acres in Blue Ridge Landing Subdi- Beautiful 9.02 Acres in Cherry Lake
in 1887. Home includes 3BR/2BA, dining vision. Property has planted slash pines area. Great home sitel Priced at $79,800
room, living room, den, kitchen, library approx. 20 years or older. 1 mile from SR
and 4 fireplaces. Must see to appreciate. 6 at Blue Springs State Park. Priced at
RENT TO OWN. Priced at $289,700 $42,500
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Madison County Community Bank
,A 1 r" IMdidon Count, Corn nunit Bank H
S.-" P. O 301 E. Base Street P.O. Box 834 Madison, FL 32340
Phone 850-973-2400 Fax 850-973-8161 info(mecbflorida.com

Is My BankAffected By The Market Correction?

What Does That Have To Do With My Mortgage?

By Deidra McRory New-
Business Development Offi-
cer, MCCB
Much has been written
about the turmoil in the
subprime mortgage mar-
ket, and consumers may
understandably be wor-
ried about what it means
to them. Will prospective
homeowners be able to get

Ili o enturned ow

a loan? Can those with ad-
justable rate mortgages re-
finance before the interest
rate resets? Is my bank af-
fected by the market cor-
rection? Will the subprime
market send the economy
into a recession?
Though I cannot an-
swer each question specifi-
cally, I can offer some as-
It may first be helpful
to consider the big picture.
In the entire housing mar-
ket, 35 percent of home-
owners own their homes
free and clear. Of those
with mortgages, 94 per-
cent are paying on time.
That's good news.
In the subprime mar-

ket which constitutes
about 14 percent of the to-
tal housing market -- 85
percent are paying their
loans on time now. As
many adjustable rate
mortgages reset in the
next several months,
delinquencies may in-
crease, causing this num-
ber to slip.
That's not so great
news, but it does reveal
something important. The
majority of subprime
loans are performing.
That suggests most sub-
prime borrowers have
good loans that they are
capable of repaying. It
also shows that a sub-
prime loan is not inherent-
ly '"bad" or "predatory" -
it's just less than Grade-A.
But what about all
those subprime foreclo-
sures we've been reading
about -- how do those fit
in? For the, most part,
these are the result. of
risky loans made and sup-
ported by unregulated par-
ticipants in the mortgage
market such as mortgage

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When Others
Say No, Jim Walter
Homes Says YES!

Why? Because we have offered traditional, fixed-rate
financing for more than 50 years and don't play games
with ARMs or interest-only loans. In today's market, you
should put your confidence in larger, stronger
companies that put stable, risk-free financing within
reach. As America's largest on-your-lot homebuilder,
we offer financing that works with individual needs;
including credit issues. Plus, zero down payment for
qualified landowners, no points, no closing costs and
no payments or interest during construction!

brokers and investors who
purchased the loans on the
secondary market.
Highly regulated com-'
munity banks have simply
refused to make the sorts
of risky loans that are at-
the heart of the issue.
These rock-solid financial
institutions adhere to the
fundamentals of safety
and soundness, sound un-
derwriting standards, due
diligence and capital stan-
Though their loan
portfolios are mostly unaf-
fected by the current sub-
prime mortgage mess,
community banks are able
and willing to be part of
the subprime solution.
They are well-capitalized
and have a diverse source
of funds, including de-
posits and Federal Home
Loan Bank advances.
They are in a solid posi-
tion to keep mortgage dol-
lars flowing to creditwor-
thy borrowers and com-
munities and, in so doing,
prevent today's market
turmoil from becoming a
housing crisis.
So whether you are a
first-time home buyer or a
borrower who hopes to re-
finance an expensive loan,
you will serve yourself
well if you start your loan
search at a local communi-
ty bank. That's where a
loan officer will sit down
and evaluate your options.
The official National
Community Bank Mort-
gage week is winding up
today however, communi-

ty banks are here for you loan you cannot afford.
every day to assist you in We'll make a loan that's
your many lending needs. right for you and the bank
Community banks are and, by doing so, we'll be
interested in long-term doing what's right for the
customer relationships, so community and economy
we won't try to sell you a at large.

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Highly Motivated Owner Must Sell Due to Health Reasons
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2007 10:00 AM

Offered Divided Into 34 Tracts Buy One Tract, Several Tracts or All
* Tract #1- 6,400 Sq. Ft. Clubhouse w"wUdl-g with Separate Golf Cart
Building & Equipment Shed, A Deep Well, Beautiful Landscaping on
5.5 Acres. Suggested Starting Bid Prices $195,000
* Tract #2 71.5 Acres With the Front 9 Hole Golf Course With Over 2,200
Feet of Paved Frontage on GA Hwy 333 With Rail Fencing. Suggested
Starting Bid Price $295,000
* Tract #3 95.5 Acres With the Back 9 Hole Golf Course, Driving Range,
Extra Land For Subdividing, With Over 1,600 Feet Frontage on Knights
Ferry Road. Suggested Starting Bid Price $295,000
* Tract #4 Thru Tract #31 27 Approved 1 Acre to 2 Acre Residential
Building Lots and One 9 Acre Lot Which Can Be a Single Homesite or
Developed As An Extension of the Subdivision. There are 8 Lake Front
Lots and 19 Non-Lake Front Lots. All 28 Lots Will Be Offered Individually
and in Combination. Suggested Starting Bid Prices $12,500 to $15,000
for 1 Acre Lots, $25,000 for the 9 Acre Lot
* Tract #32 11 Acres with A Gated Entrance, Paved Driveway, Beautiful
Oak Trees, 3 Acres in a Pond. This is a Great Small Acreage Homesite For
Your New Home. Suggested Starting Bid Price $50,000
* Tract #33 7.5 Acre Tree Shaded Tract With a Deep Well, Septic Tank & 680
Feet Frontage on GA Hwy 333. There is a 30' x 60' Metal Shop R-il4ing
With 11 Foot Eve Height On a Concrete Slab & 1101220 Electrical Service.
Excellent for Homesite or Development. Suggested Starting Bid $35,000
* Tract #34 2.5 Acre Corner Lot With Frontage on Both GA Hwy 333 &
County Paved Knights Ferry Road. This Beautiful Tree Shaded Homesite
Already Has a Deep Well. Suggested Starting Bid Price $25,000

2535 W. Tennessee St.

Home Illuslralions may Include additions, opns s or modllications not part oi
our standard offerings. Shrubs and landscapingha twe been added for ellect.
Specifications and plans subject to change and ellimination. Stat license number:
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A Veteran's Day Salute To George Willis

By Jessica Higginbotham
Greene Publishing, Inc.
"I saw no action on the battlefield,
and I received no injuries, but a lot of
valuable experience," George Willis said
of his service to the United States dur-
ing World War II. "My time in the mili-
tary was very profitable as far as I was
Willis was born in Tifton, Ga., dur-
ing the Depression. "Though we did not
have running water, indoor plumbing,
or electric lights, our life was fulfilled,
and I discovered that you never miss
anything that you didn't have." Because
of financial problems, his family moved
to Orlando where he entered the second
Another move was in the future for
Willis and his family, and when he was
in fifth grade, the family moved to San-
ford. He worked for Western Union
"handing out sales circulars in Sanford.,
They paid me nine cents an hour."
In the eleventh grade, Willis began
attending a national defense school -
one of many that were founded during
the crisis, of World War II. "We had to
build up our strength by training people
in certain trades, particularly those that
would be beneficial to the military"
Willis worked after his regular
school, went to the defense school that
ran from six until ten at night. He went

to the defense school that taught elec-
tronics and radio. "I took a qualifying
test and on the day that I got out of
school I was at my job with McCroy's
Five and Dime at noon. My sister came
running in the back door of the store
saying that she'd gotten a letter ad-
dressed to me, and it looked important,
so she brought it to me."
That letter determined Willis' fu-
ture.. .He was appointed to the Orlando
airbase as an airplane radio electronics
technician, a civil service position.
Willis worked through the summer and

into December, and then received a no-
tice from the draft board that because he
didn't return to the twelfth grade, he was
to be drafted. On January 16, 1943,
George Willis left home for his military
service .
"I went to Camp Blanding at Starke
for my induction, and from there I was
sent to Kessler Field in Biloxi, Miss. I
went there for my boots, and then I was
sent off to Lincoln, Neb. airbase at Lin-
coln for extensive training as an aircraft
engine mechanic."
"Upon graduation," Willis contin-
ued, "I was assigned to Gardener Field in
Taft, Calif., as a crew chief on basic
trainers for air cadets. I had a type of
training that' was important to a new
venture and I was transferred to Vic-
torville Airbase at Victorville, Calif. in
the edge of the desert. I was there to take'
part in advanced training for air cadets."
Willis worked with cadets who were
training to fly the P39 Pursuit Plane. He
said that because the military skipped a
type of training, the cadets were moved
along ,too fast and weren't adequately
trained. "We lost a lot of planes and
some lives because they were trying to
advance the pilots and send them into a,
war zone." The planes the cadets trained
on were brought back from the islands
where they were used in fighting with
the Japanese.

From Victorville, Willis was trans-
ferred to Kingman Ariz. to work on the
B17 and B24 bombers, "on what we called
production line maintenance. We would
bring the planes in for overhaul, where
they were training people to be
"My last assignment was at Washing-
ton, D.C., at Boling Airbase, which joined
the Navy airbase on the Potomac. Our
main responsibility there was to furnish
aircraft to the personnel at the Pentagon
and other upper level officials. I served
there until February 13, 1946 and I was
discharged when the War was over in
Willis says that the training he re-
ceived was of great value to him in later
years. He received five years of college
education from the GI Bill. Willis did
construction work during college, and
later went to work with private technical
colleges in administrative capacity.
Willis worked as a general contractor be-
fore going into the real estate business.
Willis retired in 1994 as a realtor, and
currently resides on "Dogwood Hill" in
the house that he built with wife, Jo.
Willis is active in the community as part
of Kiwanis Club, and continues to serve
the students of the county through the
Madison County Foundation for Excel-
lence in Education and Take Stock In


By Leland Moore .
My heroes have always been cowboys
and WWII veterans -especially fighter pi-
lots and marines in the Pacific island
campaigns. Along with these I've also
had a special place for motorcycle racers.
Road racers.
There are many ways to compete on
motorcycles that will sort out who can do
it best but the road racer is a very unique
breed. This is a sport where you ride
dreadfully fast, slow down, speed up,
right and left hand turns while heeled
over at gravity defying angles, drifting at
times at the very ragged edge of traction.
Sometimes riders are so close that it ap-
pears that groups of riders are all on one
machine. All of this on hard, unforgiving
pavement. Physical stamina, steel
nerves, sound judgement, and quick re-
flexes are a necessity
Dwaine had a passion for racing from
sometime in the late 50s -early 60s until
last Sunday when he died in a track acci-
dent at Barbers near Leeds, Alabama.
Racing for that span of time boggles my

When I came to Madison 37 years ago,
I wanted naturally to find out who the
motorcycle people were so I asked
around. Everybody said "that'd be Roy
Williams, he has a shop out toward Hick-
ory Grove."
Dwaine's brothers are Roy, Aaron
and Dale. Roy fixed everybody's tractors,
cars or whatever came up. Also, there
was a shelf of trophies there that he'd
collected over the years as a motorcycle
dirt tracker, scrambler, and road racer.
Roy is a Madison county folk hero, a
legend. We met back then and have been
friends ever since. He has helped me and
everybody for a lot of years. His shop was
a local communication hub and a lot of
wisdom was shared and dispensed there
over the years by Roy and his loyal
clients. I'd hear people's names like" Pa
Joe Buchanan" but I didn't know him
then. There was no end to the Williamses
around there. Lots of them.
Now after being a demonstrator, liv-
ing history basket person at Hickory
Grove Founders Day for 14 years, and my
son marrying into the Buchanan clan, I

have a much better appreciation for these
very talented families.
Back to Dwaine. He was gone in the
military or making a living in south
Florida for many years. Naturally I'd
heard a lot about him. After he moved
back here I was fortunate in getting to
know him and to be able to appreciate his
skill and knowledge at his profession.
Dwaine and Roy both are engineers
in the truest sense when anything me-
chanical or related to engines was con-
cerned. Dwaine's shop and tools were al-
ways inspiring to me: well used, neat,
clean and organized.
He was an artist in many ways. An
example was his beloved Norton twin
that he was riding when he died. It is all
business, but so beautiful in its own way.
Nothing extra, no frills .Black paint, alu-
minum and steel.
My favorite part on it is its oil tank.
He made it from a section of irrigation
pipe. It was prettier than any that I'd
ever seen from some "cost-no-object"
racing operation. He could do most any-
thing, make anything. And then make it

do better. This is what his real job was
improving engines for his customers. I
am thrilled to have an engine he built.
At his funeral we all got to see, meet,
and hear from friends of his from all
over the country xwho few of us knew. It
was like the prophet being unknown in
his own home town. It was obvious that
he was loved and respected and appreci-
ated by his peers. He was a very kind,
hardworking, unselfish man. Dwaine, as
many knew, was tenacious, persistent
and easily misunderstood. A puzzle to
many He was a deep thinker, philoso-
pher and. poet. You don't see many mo-
torcycle racer poets. A family member
described him as a religious liberal. In
this definition of liberal it meant the
Christian or Christ-like, "love others as I
have loved you" (John 13:34) He lived by
To continue to help other people,
which was what he was remembered for
by many there, was suggested to us as a
way to keep him always in our memory
It is an honor to have been a friend of


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JO 0Benton Bill Gilliam Proudly Stands For'
"I Loved Serving My Country"' Presidency Like He Stood For Country
r Michael Curtis By ichael Curtis
reene Publishing, Inc. By.Michael.Curtis
,eee Publishing,..nc. Greene Publishing, Inc.
From October 10, 1957 to No- The medals BillGinam "
mber 1, 1977, Jerry Benton was awarded for his service
rved his country in the Air was awarded for his service
_ .....during WWII included the i
,rce. Now living in Madison Purple Heart and the Bronze
Purple Heart and the Bronze.
*rce NoswiifBongin MadisnduighWIinlderh
ith his wife Bonnie and her -Star, until recently. Now they "
eat-grandchild Shawn (3), Ben- include two Bronze Stars. To
a has nothing but good memo- 2his surprise, Gilliam just re-
as of his military service.
"I ofs servi ce ceived the sixty-year overdue
"I loved serving my country," notification that he was
nton proudly stated. "I've spent awarded a second Bronze Star.
ne. in a lot of places like Oki- There is absolutely noth-
F There is absolutely noth- ,
wa, Guam and Alaska," he .ng average about Gilliam's
ded. military service. He entered
Jerry has worked inMadison the military at 15, and was g
ice his service. Jerry and Bon- once AWOL. In this case how-
e have three adult children, ......
bin, Tami and Steven. Air Force Specialist, Jerry ever, .he wasn't missing from
combat. Instead, he was
Benton, proudly served h'
Benton, proudly served AWOL from the medical unit
country for 20 years. that'serviced his wounds. He deci edo we eiougTi o Tre-
enter combat, so he snuck back to his unit, traveling three days
to get there.
Rising to the rank of Sergeant First Class, Gilliam has al-
ways stood tall defending what he values, throughout the Pacific
and here at home. Impressive even now, Gilliam still stands
proudly for his country through his outspoken participation to
elect Presidential candidate Mitt Romney

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ecil Pittman, II Madison Veteran .GriglaRoa
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In MadisonI
By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Herman H. Adkins
grew up in Madison, the
son of the late Thomas "T.
J." Adkins and Farrie Ad-
kins. Herman joined the
S.... .Air Force in 1954, serving
Branch: U.S. Navy in Japan, Vietnam and at
Rank: E6 Flight Engineer several bases including
Currently Stationed: Valdosta, Ga. He hung up
NAS Jacksonville, FL his uniform on May 1, 1974
at the rank of Sergeant E-6.
Adkins is now a resi-
dent of Thorndale, Texas
but keeps in touch with
Madison by maintaining
s his subscription to the En-
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First Bombing Mission Over Japan

"This is Bernard Wilson's induction photo into the
United States Army Air Corps. This picture was taken in

This picture was taken when Bernard Wilson came
home after completing "Gunnery" school in Ft. Myers. It
was taken in front of his mother's home at 202 Donalson
Street in Bainbridge Georgia.

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The Circle "R" was the marking of the 6th Bomb
Group. Bernard Wilson was a Left Blister Gunier. His po-.
sition would be the blister in front of the star on plane 26.

Note: Bernard Wilson was stationed at 'Tinian. He is
a former Madison City Councilman and the former Vet-
eran's Service Officer for Madison County. Below are
notes complied by his son, David, an assistant principal
at Lincoln High School in Tallahassee, about Wilson's
first bombing mission over Japan. David commented:

"Like many young men of the 'Greatest Genera-
tion,' Dad joined the Army Air Corps at the age of 17.
He flew on 15 combat missions over Japan as a 19 year
old. He turned 20 in October of 1945. He joined the
Army atthe Bainbridge Georgia Army Air Station.
"*Dad was the Left Blister Gunner on a B-29 named
the "Anonymous IV" It was named the Anonymous IV
because the crew chief said that
he had already lost three planes
and he did not want any part in
naming the plane. When the crew
was told that, they became super-
stitious and they decided ,they
did not want to name the B-29 ei-
ther, so the "Anonymous IV" it i .
"*He flew off of Tinian which
is the island where the Enola Gay
took off from on it's historic mis-
sion to Hiroshima. -
"Three Things that Dad is
most proud of:
"*Dad's crew flew on the last
mission of W1II, they were in
the air returning from Japan wh-
ern they heard over the radio
that Japan had agreed to uncon-
ditional surrender.
"*Dad's Bomb Group and
crew flew on the longest mission
of WWII. This was a mining mis-
sion from Tinian to Northern Ko- - i
rea just -south of Vladivostok ; :
Russia. Their bomb group landed ..
on Iwo Jima with a load of fully
armed mines, refueled, and took off for N. Korea. One
B-29 in Dad's Group made the round trip of over 4,000
miles without stopping. Unfortunately, Dad's B-29 de-
veloped engine trouble and had to return to Tinian be-
fore completion of their mission.
"*Dad's crew flew over the USS Missouri on 2 Sep
1945 as the Japanese were signing the surrender docu-
ments. They then continued to fly for 2 hours over
Tokyo at a height of about 1500-3000 feet in a "show of
force" along with over 600 other B-29's which had
spread out all over Japan."
Below is information from Bernard Wilson's First
Bombing Mission Over Japan:
Target: Akashi, Japan Mitsubishi
Aircraft Company,
Date: 26 June. 1945 Tuesday
Type Mission: Daylight Precision
Bomb load: (3) 4,000 general-purpose bombs
Number of B-29's: 38
Briefing Time: 24:00 (midnight)
Takeoff Time: 03:00 (3:00 in the morning)
Time over target: approximately 10:00
Altitude at Bomb Release: between 16,000 &
26,200 feet
Combat Flying Time: 15:50 hours
Return time: 18:50 (6:50 PM local)

MISC. The gunners loaded the .50-caliber machine
guns at 13;00 (1:00 in the afternoon Tinian time) They
had to change the gun
The diary of the pilot re-
ported that, "Soup over
S the target was solid."
They picked up ice, lost

the number two engine and almost stalled out on ap-
proach to target so the Radar Operator picked a target
of opportunity and they dropped their bombs on the
secondary target and headed back. *
Practically all the runs were on radar due to the
weather conditions over the target and the main target
was not well hit.
They stopped at Iwo Jima for fuel. On Iwo Jima,
they circled three times before finally landing; they
overshot the landing strip and went barreling into a
newly graded section of airstrip. Because the weather
over Japan was poor, many other B-29's also used Iwo
Jima for safe haven (thanks to Marines like Pete
Studstill of Madison and Boots Thomas of Monticello)
the pilot counted over 57 B-29's
that had landed on Iwo Jima for
"safe haven.
'' Dad said when you dropped the
bombs from the B-29, it was like
..the plane almost rose up in the

THE PIRATE'S LOG: This was a
S. da light precision bombing mis-
sion involving 38 planes from the
6th Bomb Group: The bomb load
for 38 aircraft was the same
[three 4,000-pounders each], but
two ships were forced to jettison
their bombs and five planes hit
other targets. Weather again
rules out a formation and bomb-
ing was individually by radar. An
additional 16 per cent of the
plant was damages or destroyed,
bringing the three-mission total
to 26 per cent. Three fighter at-
tacks were reported and one
--- Frank.was credited as destroyed
-- "lby Sixth gunners. All of the'
-,- -j.I f Group's Superforts returned
safehry.'Plrate's Log. p. 47]

Strike attack photos revealed probable hits on the ma-
chinery building, the railroad right-of-way SW of the
plant, the gun installation on the coast to the SW of the.
target. There was a near miss of the final,assembly
build ing.'but NW wall showed blast damage. Near miss-
es damaged the roof of the parts assembly building.
Flak was heavy, meager to moderate and inaccurate. No
fighter cover was provided. Two A/C were non-effec-
tive. Nine A/C (aircraft) bombed visually and 22 by
radar. Six E/A (enemy aircraft) made 2 attacks. Claims
1-0-1. Eight A/C landed at Iwo Jima. Average bomb load:
12,950 lbs. Average fuel reserve: 619 gallons.
Bernard Wilson's mission to Moji aborted due to
failure of engine # 1.

Date: 28 June 1945 Thursday
Type Mission: Night Mission
Bomb Load: 184 100 pound incendiary bombs
Number of B-29's: 30
Combat Flying Time: 5:25 hours

Left the Quonset Hut at 0800 to load guns, briefing
was at 1500; got halfway to Iwo Jima and had to feather
# 1 engine as it was out of oil. Dropped the bombs and
had to return to Tinian. Briefed altitude was 5800 feet,
the crew of Anonymous IV returned at 5000 feet and
"dodged" other B-29's on their way to Japan. Bom-
bardier sat in the nose of the B-29 and alerted Airplane
Commander and crew to oncoming B-29's. The crews
that took off from Tinian behind Dad's crew were not
flying at the briefed altitude of 5800 feet.
Dad's crew did not receive credit for a combat mis-

Bernara wiison s crew at me --unicers ClUD at iviainer AF-b, aliiT. I nis picture was
taken the day before they left the USA to fly to Tinian. Less than one month after this
picture was taken, they would be dropping bombs on Japan. Wilson is sitting in the
front to the far left

This is a picture of Bernard Wilson's crew in front of the "Big Joe." It was taken af-
ter maintenance on the B-29. Bernard Wilson is standing on the far left.


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Madison Academy Scores Goal

With New Soccer Program

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Madison Academy put
the wraps on their first
year of soccer on Thurs-
day, November 1.
Practice began for the
intramural season on Sep-
tember 25 and the boys
and girls played their first
game on October 2.
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participating in soccer
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making sure that their
homework is done on time
before they go to practice
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Cowboys Tame The

Bears, Clench

District Title
By Jessica Higginbotham
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Madison beat Dixie County 54-20 under the Friday
Night Lights to clench the district title. It's the thir-
teenth straight district title Madison has won.
Madison scored a whopping 25 points in the first
quarter. Chris Thompson scored three times, and wide
receiver Jabaris Thornton scored once on a six-yard
pass. Dixie County's Rodney Scott scored a touchdown
in the first quarter.
In the second, Madison scored another 29 points'to-
tal. Harry Reddick picked up a fumbled ball for a nine-
yard touchdown, and Cory Aikens 'had a clean seven-
yard run for another touchdown. Chestin Hardin ran in
for a fantastic 65-yard touchdown and later in the quar-
ter Thomps6n ran for 73 yards and a touchdown. Madi-
son brought in kicker Bladen Gudz who drove in a 28-
yard field .goal. Dixie County scored once during the
quarter Rodney Scott ran
a 28-yard pass from
Kameron King for a touch-
down. They opted for the
two-point conversion,
which was good, gaining
them eight points in the
Neither team, scored in
the third quarter, but Dixie
County made what seemed
like a last ditch effort in the A
fourth. Rodney Scott re-
ceived a 45-yard pass from
Kameron King, and ran it in
for a touchdown. The kick
failed, and Madison won the
game by 34 points.
Next week, Madison
faces off against 3A power-
house Wakulla County Go
First Quarter r
Madison County Chris r
Thompson 60-yd run
(Daniel Sanders kick)
Madison County Thomp-
son 70-yd punt return (kick
failed) .
Madison County Jabaris
Thornton 6-yd pass from
Chestin Harden, (kick
Dixie County Rodney
Scott 63-yd pass from
Kameron King (kick failed)
Madison County Thomp-
son 59-yd pass from Hardin
(kick failed)
Second Quarter
Madison Co. Harry Red-
dick 9-yd fumble recovery
(Sanders kick)
Madison Co. Cory Aikens
7-yd run (kick failed)
Dixie Co. Scott 28-yd pass
from King (run good)
Madison Co. Hardin 65-
yd run (Sanders kick)
Madison Co. Thompson
73-yd run (kick failed)
Madison Co. Bladen Gudz
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Fourth Quarter
Dixie Co. Scott 45-yd pass
from King (kick failed)
Individual Statistics
Rushing Madison Coun-
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manship and fair play."
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year the Academy will try
to field a team which
would go to other schools
to compete.
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in addition to Akes, in-
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Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley, November 5. 2007
Senior Kyle Barnwell was escorted on the field by his
parents, Geri Ann and David Driggers, of Monticello.
Kyle has been playing football at Aucilla for seven years.

Greene Publishing. Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley. November 5. 2007
Senior Will Hartsfield was escorted on the field by his
parents, Bill and Mary Hartsfield of Monticello. He has
been playing football at Aucilla for seven years.

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley, November 5, 2007
Senior A. J. Connell was escorted on the field by his
parents, Jody and Darlene Connell, of Monticello. It was
his first year niavina football at Aucilla.

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley, November 5, 2007
Senior Michael Kinsey was escorted by his parents,
Mike and Sherri Kinsey of Monticello. He has played
football for the Warriors for five years.

Greene rublisning, Inc. rnoI10 y Emeral0 Kinsley, Novemoer a, zuui
Senior Jerel Drew was escorted by his parents, Dr.
James and Mrs. Beverly Drew of Boston, Ga. He has
been playing football at Aucilla for two years.

Greene Publishing. Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley. November 5, 2007
Senior Elliott Lewis was escorted on the field by his
parents, John and Mary Alice Lewis of Madison. He has
played football for the Warriors for two years.

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley. November 5. 2007
Senior Ramsey Revell was escorted by her
parents, Carol and Davis Revell of Monticello. She
has been cheering at Aucilla for six years.

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Senior Woody Vollertsen was escorted
on the field by his father and stepmother,
E Craig & Donna Vollertsen. Woody has
been playing football for three years

Greene Publishing. Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley,
November 5, 2007
Senior Rob Searcy is the son
of Vivian and the late Jim Searcy
of Madison. He was escorted on
the field by his mother. He has
olaved football for five years.

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley,
November 5, 2007
Senior Tristan Sorensen was escorted
by her parents, Eric and Patricia Sorensen
of Monticello. She is the only senior on
the cross-country team this year and has
been running for five years.

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley, November 5, 2007
Senior Paige Thurman was escorted by her parents,
James and Betty Thurman of Monticello. She has been
cheering at Aucilla for two years and is the captain of the
team this year.

Fran Hunt
Special From The Monti-
cello News
Friday night, Nov. 2
at the senior festivities
of Aucilla Christian
Academy, seniors from
fall sports teams, cheer-
leaders and the parents
of those athletes, were
honored before the game
against John Paul II.
Honorees included
senior football players,
cross country runners

and the cheerleaders and
each was presented with
a token of memorabilia.
Ten football players
received a football that
had been signed by all of
the senior's teammates.
Head Football Coach Joe
Striplin distributed the
pigskins. Those players
and their parents were:
Kyle Barnwell, son of
David and Geri Ann
Driggers, of Monticello;
AJ Connell, son of Jody

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley, November 5, 2007
Senior Hunter Greene was escorted on the field by
is mother, Tracy Spooner of Bainbridge, Ga. Hunter
has been playing football for two years.

and Darlene Connell, of
Monticello; Jerel Drew,
son of Dr. James and
Mrs. Beverly Drew, of
Boston, Ga; Hunter
Greene, son of Harvey
and Janice Greene, of
Largo, and Tracy and
Larry Spooner, of Bain-
bridge, Ga>; and Will
Hartsfield, son of Bill
and Mary Hartsfield, of
Also, Michael Kinsey,
son of Mike and Sherri

Kinsey, of Monticello;
Elliot Lewis, son of John
and Mary Alice Lewis, of
Madison; Rob Searcy,
son of Vivian and the
late Jim Searcy, of Lee;
Woody Vollertsen, son
of. George .and Caro-
line Carswell, of Mon-
ticello, and Craig and
Donna Vollertsen, of
Tallahassee; and Reg-
gie Walker, son of An-
drea Vickers and Hen-
ry Loggins, of Monti-

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley,
November 5, 2007
Senior Reggie Walker was escorted on the field by his
parents, Andrea Vickers and Henry Loggins of Monticello.
He has played football for the Warriors for three years.

Two senior cheer-
leaders and their par-
ents were also recog-
nized. The girls were
each presented with
flowers from the Varsity
Cheerleading Sponsor
Brenda Brown. They in-
cluded; Ramsey Revell,
daughter of Carol and
Davis Revell, of Monti-
cello; and Paige Thur-
man, daughter of James
and Betty Thurman, of

Tristan Sorensen on
the cross-country team
and her parents were
recognized. She is the
daughter of Eric and Pa-
tricia Sorensen, of Mon-
ticello. She was present-
ed with a gift from her
Seniors and parents
were recognized for their
support and dedication
throughout their athletic
endeavors at Aucilla.


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Friday, November 9, 2007

Lady Warriors Beat Cowgirls

In Pre-Season Hoops Action

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley,
November 6, 2007
Bethany Saunders (#3) pre-
pares to shoot the ball for the
Lady Warriors.

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Aucilla Christian Academy
Lady Warriors defeated the Madison
County High School Cowgirls 34-29 in
a pre-season basketball game on
Tuesday, November 6.
The Lady Warriors led 5-4 at the
end of the& first quarter and pulled
out ko a 13-8 lead at halftime.
Orhe Cowgirls valiantly fought
back and closed the gap to 20-19 at the
end of th quarters.
Both Wenses went on a roll in
the fourth quarter, with ACA
outscoring MCHS 14-10 in that peri-
Shontavia Huggins was the lead-
ing scorer for the Cowgirls and in the
game with 13 points.
Jennifer Hopkins had 8 points.
Elizabeth Cotrell had 4 points.
Brooke Bezick and Ashley
Haynes chipped in 4 points each for
the Cowgirls.
Bethany Saunders led, the Lady
Warriors with 11 points.
Lindsey Day scored 8 points.
Mallory Plaines scored 6 points.
Nicole Mathis scored 7 points.
Jodie BL'adford scored 2 points
for the Lady Warriors.

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley, November 6, 2007
Ashley Haynes (#33) controls the jumpball for the
Cowgirls against Mallory Plaines (#23) for the Lady
Warriors, as Jennifer Hopkins (#24) looks on.

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Lindsey Day, of Greenville, throws the ball downcourt for the Lady Warriors, as
Brooke Bezick (#21) defends her. Bethany Saunders (#3) looks on in the background
and Terri Gee (#14) heads downcourt for the Cowgirls.

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MCHS Band Brings In Excellent Score At Competition

By Jessica Higginbotham
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Madison County
High School Vaquero
Guard took home an over-
all "excellent" score after
they competed in the
Florida Bandmaster's As-
sociation band competi-
tion. The Vaquro Guard
was awarded "superior"
scores in both the guard
division and general ef-
fect, while marching and
music received twos -
which translates to an
overall excellent score.
Under the leadership
of Geoff Hill and Liane
Wakefield, the Vaquero
Guard did incredibly well,

By Jessica Higginbotham
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Panhandle Invita-
tional Band Competition is a.
cooperative effort between
Madison and Taylor County
High Schools to bring a band
competition home. On No-
vember 10, high school bands
will compete on the field at
Boot Hill and have their per-
formances scored by judges
from all over the state.
Band Director Geoff Hill
has said that the competition
will be a huge event, with
eight bands from all over
Florida and South Georgia

along with all the other
bands competing. Their
show, Urban Cowboy, was
a hit among the audience -
even with the supporters
of other bands. The
biggest hit, perhaps, was
Cantastik, an arrange-
ment that involves
garbage cans as musical
Hill's off the wall an-
tics that include salt shak-
ers and kicking over the
aforementioned garbage
cans as a grand finale'
have won the Vaquero
Guard notoriety as "quite
the show indeed." The
band performs on Friday
nights at the Madison


County High School Cow-
boy football games.
On November 10,
MCHS and the Vaquero
Guard, along with Taylor
County High School
bands, are hosting the
first Panhandle Invita-
tional Band Competition
at MCHS. Support the Va-
quero Guard from 11 a.m.
to 2:30 p.m.

Unfortunately, because
Madison and Taylor County
are hosting the competition,
their bands won't be compet-
ing. Taylor County will be
performing an exhibition
show, but Madison County
will not.
Both, bands have worked
hard to make the event a suc-
cess. Show your support for
the band program at Madi-
son County High School Sat-
urday, NovembOer 10, from 11
a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
For more information, con-
tact Geoff Hill or Liane
Wakefield at (850) 971-5061
ext. 240 or 320, respectively.

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jessica Higginbotham, October 27, 2007
Angenette Aikens, Donyisha Jackson, Camisha Johnson, Desiree Jonas, Cody
Irvine, and Brittany Collins march onto the field alongside Drum Major Marcus Hol-

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By Sallie Gentry ters specifically managed for
While recently driving toward the Visitor Center ear- fenokee National Wildlife Re
ly one morning, I was greeted by our nation's most recog- in 1936 as a refuge and breE
nizable symbol the bald eagle. It posed in the top of a birds and other wildlife. Sta
dead pine tree along the main entrance road, an unlikely for endangered .and threaten
spot for a bird whose habitat usually includes estuaries, cockaded woodpecker, gophe
large lakes, and rivers. The sun just peeked over the trees, The overwhelming success (
and enveloped the eagle in that magical light that lasts for that perhaps one day we will
only a few precious moments. As if on cue, as the sun this majestic symbol to the C
rose higher and the moment passed, the great bird took a
last look around and effortlessly soared west toward the ;' -
refuge of the swamp.
The excitement that filled my being stems from a true
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On June 28, 2007, Secretary of the Interior Dirk
Kempthorne announced the removal of the bald eagle ...- -
from the threatened and endangered species list. Just
forty short years ago, the bald eagle almost disappeared
from the earth. Habitat loss, illegal shooting and poison- (
ing from lead shot, and contamination of food sources, .
primarily from DDT and its derivatives, all contributed to
the eagle's steady decline. By 1963, only 417 nesting pairs
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1940, the Endangered Species Preservation Act of 1966,
and the Endangered Species Act of 1973, safeguards were
put into motion to begin the process of saving our na-
tion's symbol. Today there are nearly 10,000 nesting pairs
of bald eagles in the contiguous United States.
The last nesting bald eagle recorded in the Okefeno-
kee NWR occurred in 1957 near Buzzards Roost Lake. Re-
cent sightings occur sporadically in and near .the refuge,
including Chesser Prairie, the St. Marys River and the
Chesser Island Landfill, located near the east entrance.
Bald eagles are seen more frequently here during winter
months, where they congregate near open water in tall
trees for spotting prey and night roosts for sheltering. "
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Minimum opening deposit required for a Jumbo CD is $100,000.
** IRA Certificates of Deposit are not available in 90 and 180-day terms.

200 W. Base St.
-. (850) 973-6641


8B The Madison Enterprise-Recorder


Friday, November 9, 2007

Lots and Land
* .87 acre tract near river
* 2 acres west of Lee $29,900
owner financing
* 2 acres close to boat ramp
north of Lee, $32,900
* 1 acre Riverfront $44,900
* .68 acre Riverfront w/
Camper $58,500
* 6.6 acres SR 221, south of I-
10, well, septic, power,
* 1.5 acres Riverfront, septic,
well, power, RV hookup, stor-
age bldg, fenced, $110,000
* 8.58 acres. wooded, V
cleared, N of US 90,
* 24.75 acres, fronts on SR
360, south of 1-10, $123,626
* 20 aces, Honey Lake Planta-
area, paved rd, some woods,
some pasture, $199,900
* 2133 acres, Dusty Miller
near Pinetta, pasture, home-
site, can be divided, $199,995

* For Rent $750 per month,
restaurant in
Greenville, can be bought for
* For Rent $i,000 per month,
convenience store & home,
Lamont, can be bought for
* Corner Lot across from C-
Store, .39 ac, $85,000,
frontage on US 90
* Old Church. like new condi-
tion, new roof, CHA, Moseley
Hall, 3.57 ac,.$139,900
* Salvage Yard, licensed,
11.22 acres with shop and
home, $375,000
* North Duval, 2 acres, Com-:
mercial Intense, $695,000
* 1-10 Interchange Lots,
I-10 frontage, across from
proposed Wal-Mart, sewer, ..
water, storm drainage, starts at

* Doublewide, 3/2, new roof,
porch, $67,500
* Turn of the Century, large
home, high ceilings, wood
floors, porches, $98,000
* Country Corner Lot, .90 ac,
3/1, porch, paneling, pine
floors, great room, $98,000
* New Never Lived In. 3/2,
tiled floors, carpet, garage,
* Doublewide, 3/2, shop,
garage, shed, deck, fronts SR
221, Greenville, $114,900
* Brick Home, 3BD/1.5BA,
fenced 1 acre, garage, CHA, 4
miles North, $129,500
* Brick Home, carport, six
lots, workshop, 3/1.5, patio,
den w/fireplace, $144,900
* Doublewide, 2 acres, fenced,
workshop, cabin, storage
shed, Lee, $149,900
Cottage Home in Lake Ella
area, Tallahassee, 3/1,
Ranch S(yle Home, 3/2, set
up for horses w/barn, 16.59
ac, near Cherry Lake, ,
Mini-Farm, 3/2, 1850 sq. ft.
home, 5 stall barn, workshop,
fencing, 15 acres, $325,000
Doublewide, 4/3, fireplace,
den, fenced 10 acres, nature
trail, decks, $250,000
Riverfront. 3/2, fireplace,
porch, deck, 1 ac, workshop,
South ofl-10, Brick, 3/3,
den, fireplace, porches, work-
shop, catfish pond, 2.8 ac,

A Realty Services
306 SW Pinckney Street
Madisob, FL 32340-

Lynette C. Sirmon,.

Bruce DuPuis 850-524-6194

Jay Davis 850-973-9990
Bruce Mitchell 850-933-4706
Lynette C. Sirmon 850-933-6363
Willard Keen 850-971-5388
Jack Richards 850-929-4899
Teresa Stalvey 850-673-1267
Leonard'Helfand 850-973-4073

cleaning services

Cleaning Services
Rental 'apartments, hquses & mo-
bile homes cleaned after tenants
move out. Thorough and depend-
able. Call Carla. cell 229-834-1110
I build sheds, decks,
exterior carpentry work,
window and
door replacement.
Call Bob: 850-242-9342

Peacock's Landscaping
Lawn Irrigation
Drip Irrigation
Design & Free Estimates
(850) 973-2848

Excavating Work
Land Clearing, Ponds, Stump Re-
moval, Demolition, and Roads. No
Job Too Small. Free Estimates. Call
Paul Kinsley at 850-973,6326
Child Care: My home in Lee, rea-,
sonable rates. Meals and snack
provided. Ages infants and up.
Call Cathy 850-971-5670

850-973-2959 Call for directions -
* .o ne'.' truckload armed corn-.
fy seats watch for our annual
Christmas sale
AU691-Col.Ron Cox AB2490

One Big Sale Nov 9th & 10th
Carpenter Tools, Irrigation Water
Line & Fittings, Interior Decora-
tion, Furniture, Sewing Machine in
Cabinet, Clothing, Shoes, Hand-
bags, Drapes, Sears Treadmilll,
Cook & Glassware, Grills; George
Foreman & Kenmore, Christmas
Decorations and Many Other Items.
4000 N State Road 53.
Yard Sale Saturday and Sunday,
405 NE CR 255 In Lee. Lots of
everything! Furniture, Glassware,
heaters, plants, quilts and Christ-
mas Decor. Call 971-5444.
Yard Sale November 10. 8a.m. -
?. Household items, clothes,
movies, and much more. 5 miles
off Hwy. 6, look for signs. (850)

Free Firewood. Please call 971-
Free to a good home. Beautiful
and sweet lab mixed. Six to
choose from. (850) 929-2999.

Lawn Mower Repair
I Welding
New & Used Parts
2089 NE State Road 6
Madison, FL 32340

New commercial canopy kitchen
hood. 48x48x24. $3,000. Call
(850) 997-5683.

Clean Newspapers
just $2 a bundle

5 Controllers
2 Memory Cards
10 Games .
Excellent Condition
Call 973-3497 .

Need 10-20 chickens.
Maybe a roaster or two
also guineas and peafowls.

Wanted Farm land for long term
(5+years) lease to grow perennial
native warm season grasses for seed
and hay. Excellent food and cover
for doves, quail and deer.
Contact Joe Reams, III
In need of pecans. We'll come pick
them and pay you for them. Call

For Sale: 3 Nanny Goats, all ap-
pear to be carrying babies. For Sale:
One 3/4 Great Pyrenees & 1/4
German Shepherd dog, less than
one year old. All Shots & meds
completed. $300 absolute firm.
Call 850-973-4004.
Feed your outdoor Koi
and Goldfish properly.
Cool Weather Food is now
available at
Creatures Featured Pet Shop
Madison, FL 850-973-3488

Antiques Glassware Collectibles Gifts & More
Yard Sale Visit the Tool Shop FRI SUN 10 A.M. 4 P.M. We Buy
se-.Ups $5 &up Hwy. 19 S. (Old Motel)(eoa) 422a .(50so) -71Call Us

Excavating & Tractor
Land Clearing, Ponds, Stump Re-
moval, Demolition, Roads, Mow-
ing, Discing, Bo\-Blading. and
We have top soil and fill dirt
Call Paul Kinsley

With as little as
$500 Down
Prestige Home Center
Lake Ca\. Florida

3 BR/2 BA Doublewide
Factory Direct
Prestige Home Center

Investors Look!!!
Main house; 2.bedroom/2 bath with
4 Cabin rentals on over 2 acres plus
income potential with 700' US 90
frontage. $135,000.
Advanced Real Estate Sales
(850) 997-1691

40 private acres in Glenwood
Forest subdivision. Beautiful
homes already built. Fantastic op-
portunity to own property unh re-
strictions for all owners & family
members. Call 954-495-3841 or
gauicha/bellliathf net ne


Cambridge Manor
Apartments designed for Senior's
and DisAbled. 1 & 2 bedrooms,
HUD vouchers accepted Call 850-
973-3786 TTY Acs 711.
Equal Housing Opportunity
Vintage stucco home in nice neigh-
borhood. Located near lake and
recreation park. 2 bed/1 bath. $525
rent. 850-673-9425.

/ CIouthemrn Illas of

C,, adison Cpartments

Rental assistance may be available.
HUD vouchers accepted. 1, 2, & 3
BR HC & non-HC accessible apts.
Call 850-973L8582, TDD/TTY 711.
315 SW Lawson Circle, Madison,
FL 32340. Equal Housing Opportu-

(i rreenville Pointe

\-1, Apartments
1, 2 & 3 BR HC & non-HC acces-
sible apts. Rental assistance may be
available. HUD vouchers accepted.
Call 850-948-3036. TDD/TTY
, 711. 192 NW Greenville Pointe
Trail, Greenville, FL 32331. Equal
Housing Opportunity
Luxury Apartments- overlooking
the Courthouse Circle in downtown
Monticello, 3BR/2BA, $1050.
Monthly, Contact Katrina Walton at
Beautiful apartment for rent. Near
downtown and college. 2 bed/l
bath. $460 rent. (850) 524-2093.
Rooms for rent. Cherry Lake area.
(850) 929-7538.

with state highway frontage-23
acres, Corner lots. Fronts both
Harvey Greene Drive and High-
way 53 South. Natural gas line,
8 inch water main, access to city
utilities, fire hydrant, and ser-
vice from two power companies.
Property has easy access to 1-10,
via SR 53 & SR 14. Will build to
suit tenant.
Call Tommy Greene

$500 DOWN
With your land
Factory Direct Prices
No Middle Man!
Prestige Home Center
Lake City Florida

Pinetta, By Owner, 3/2
2000sf 11.8 acres, shop
pond, greenhouse $275k
850-929-2074 for Appt.

Double-wide trailer. New carpet,
paint and porch. Country setting.
City water. $67,500. (850) 973-
Home for Sale 3 bed/1 bath.
Yellow Pine Sub division. Central
heat and air. Metal ioof. $69,500.
Call Sarah Pike with Bass Realty.
(850) 673-1292. '
House For Sale
Investors Special
3 bedroom, 1 bath on a large lot,
fixer upper. Now available. 183 SE
Farm Road in Madison. Please call
(407) 252-4744.

.3 BR/2 BA Doublewide
Factory Direct
Prestige Home Center

$500 DOWN
With your land
Factory Direct Prices
No Middle Man!
Prestige Home Center
Lake City Florida



Publishing, Inc .

Ad Builder/Graphic Artist need-
ed. The position includes designing
and building the ads for both week-
ly papers. Must be able to work
well under pressure and maintain a
team player relationship with co-
workers. Experience and/or educa-
tion in.this field preferred. Apply in
person at 1695 South SR 53 or fax
resume to 850-973-4121

The Classifieds...

Advent Christian Village
Current Jobs Line Advertise-
ment Call
658-5627 or visit
www.acillage.net -
24 hrs/da3. 7 days/week

.Do more than .ork;
join a family!

LPN direct long-term care staff
nonrestricted FL Lic. required; Ex-
perience preferred.

CNA direct long-term care staff
FL certificate required; Experience

Competitive wages & competitive
benefits for FT positions (health,
dental, life, disability, supplemental
insurance; 403b; paid time off; plus
access to onsite daycare and fitness

Apply in person at Personnel Office
(Carter Village Hall) Monday
through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until
4:00 p.m., or fax re-
to (386) 658-5160.

EOE / Drug-Free Workplace /
Criminal background checks re-

RNs & LPNs
PRN and On-Call nurses are need-
ed for the various counties -
Wakulla/ Franklin, Jeffer-
son/Madison/Taylor and
Gadsden/Libertv. Must have cur-
rent Florida license.

Publishing, nc,.
Greene Publishing, Inc. is now ac-
cepting applications for current as
well as future position openings.
Experience is preferred but we will
train the right individuals. Working
at the newspaper is fun rewarding,
fast paced and requires a person-
that is outgoing and capable of
working easily under stress and
deadlines. No two days are ever the
same. Key full time or part-time
positions include:

Advertising Sales Associates
Layout & Design (Experience re-

If you're a responsible adult, punc-
tual, and have a great attendance
record, please fax your resume to
Ted at 850-973-412 1, email to:
2ted@greenepublishing.com or ap-
ply in person at our office on Hwy
53, just south of Madison. We wel-
come those who want to grow
with us.

Senior Citizens Council of Madi-
son County, Inc.
Position: Van Driver
Qualifications: High school
diploma or GED or previous work
experience in lieu of education re-
quirements. Must be skilled in the
safe operation of..vans or school
bus. Must have a safe driving
record. Valid Florida CDL license
or driver's license with a good dri-
ving record is required. Must be
able to follow oral and written in-
structions. Must be able to get
along with the seniors /public.
Duties: Pick up Seniors, medical
transportation for seniors, deliver
hot and frozen meals. Other duties
as assigned by the Transportation
Supervisor and Executive Director.
This is for 25 to 30 hours a week.

Account Services- Looking for an
enthusiastic individual with an out-
going personality to manage our
Fortune 1000 accounts. Must be
self stadrer, professional., organized.
articulate, be a team player, and
have a minimum of 2.ears min Mar-
kefing or Customer Sermice related'

Benefits, comripetilive wage. &. op.--
portunity for growth. Please mail
resume to the following: Corporate
Graphics 240 SW Commerce Dri-
ve, PO Box 650, Madison, FL
32341 or fax to: 850-973-1377
Attn: Human Resources or email to
sdgonynor@cgintl.com Please no
phone calls.

measuring up to your expectations one ad at a time.

Joann Bridges Academy, a 30 bed
residential facility in Greenville
FL., is looking for a Building
Manager to ensure that the physi-
cal plant, its grounds, and perimeter
are maintained so that the environ-
ment is safe and secure for youth,
staff, visitors, and the community.
A high school diploma and an ap-
prenticeship or the 'equivalent in
building trades preferred; plus two
additional years work and supervi-
-sory' experience in the building
trades. Must be able to pass a back-
groutid, drug screening and physi-
cal. Please contact Ms. Mobley at
(850) 948-4220 or fax resume to
(850) 948-4227.


Madison County Public Works /
Road Department
Job Title:
Machine Operator (Two Positions
Salary: Starts at $11.04 per hour
Job Duties:
Miscellaneous equipment operation
performing routine maintenance
and minor repairs on such equip-
ment; performing other job duties
as assigned by supervisor, includ-
ing truck driving, laborer and semi-
skilled assignments when neces-
sary to maintain work schedule or
during slack or seasonal periods.
Minimum Qualifications:
Minimum of two (2) years experi-
ence operating various heavy
equipment and/or heavy trucks, or
any combination of education,
training, and experience which pro-
vides the required knowledge,
skills, and abilities.

High School Diploma orbits equiv-
alent preferred

Sufficient.health, physical strength,
and agility to d6" heaty
manual labor
Valid Commercial Driver's License
Class B with Air Brake
Application or higher
Application Deadline: 5:00 PM,
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Madison County is an Equal 'Op-
portunity Employer and a Drug
Free Workplace.
Senior Citizens Council
of Madison County, Inc.,
Position: OAA Coordinator, (Older
American Act)
Duties include: Assessments, ob-
servation, maintaining confidential
records, .and reports as well other
in-home services. Coordinate activ-
ities for seniors that come into the
center and all services pertinent to
the frail 0 elderly.

Experience: BS Degree in social
work; psychology, sociology, nurs-
ing or related field plus two years of
work experience in social pro-
grams. BS degree may be submit-
ted for one year above depending
on information obtain from previ-
ous employees. Must have experi-
ence working with group activities
and a valid driver's license.
No phone calls, to obtain an appli-
cation please come by the Madison
County Senior Center at 486 SW
Rutledge Street, office hours are
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

$ Christmas Is Coming $
Earn gift dollars
Sell AVON part time
50% earnings
Kit Only $10
Call Dorothy ISR
(850) 973-3153

Updated weekly, the Classifieds is your
one-stop shop for anything you could
possibly want. Whether you're looking for
a Chihuahua or a split-level, you're sure
to find it in the Classifieds at a price you
can afford.




Friday, November 9, 2007

The Madison Enterprise-Recorder 9B

Case No.: 07-507-DR

Vondal W. Tompkins, Jr.


Rita J. Tompkins

TO: Rita J. Tompkins
Suitland, Maryland

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been filed against you and that you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defenses,,if any, to it on Vondal W. Tompkins,
Jr.whose address is 445 SE Benchmark Dr. Lee, Fl. 32059 on or before 11/23/07 and
file the original with the clerk of this Court at Madison County Courthouse, 125 SW
Range Ave., Madison, Fl. 32340 before service on Petitioner or immediately there-
after. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demand-
ed in the petition.

Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk
of the Circuit Court's office. You may review these documents upon request

You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court's office notified of your current ad-
dress, (You may file Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved
Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address
on record at the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain
automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in
sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings.

Dated: 10/19/07
Christy R. Wilson
Deputy Clerk


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Pending Board Approval, North Florida Community College intends to designate the
Dean of Planning, Recruitment, Retention & Grants position for inclusion into the Se-
nior Management Service Class of the Florida Retirement System. Any questions or
concerns should be addressed to the Human Resources Office at 325 NW Turner Davis
Drive, Madison FL 32340 or call 850-973-9448-973-9448.
11/09/2007. 11/14/2007


Public Notice
is hereby given that the Town Council
of the Town of Lee, Florida will
accept sealed bids for the following:

1. Ground Water Storage Tank General Maintenance
2. Playground Equipment & Signage for Eloise Stewart Park
3. Mud Pump
4. Fund Accounting and Utility Billing Software
5. Parking Lot Paving

Sealed bids may be submitted to the office of the Town Manager by depositing same
with Cheryl Archambault, 286 N.E. County Road 255, Lee, Florida 32059 anytime pri-
or to 4 p.m. on November 23,2007 NO BIDS RECEIVED AFTER SUCH DATE AND
TIME WILL BE CONSIDERED. Bids will be opened at City Hall at the close of the
bidding period on Noveniber 23. 2007.
Additional bid information is available at Lee City Hall. All bids shall be plainly
marked on the outside of the envelope sufficient to identify the bidder with the item bid.


NOTICE: The District School Board of Madison County, Florida, will hold a public
hearing on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the
School Board Meeting Room of the Superintendent's Office, 210 NE Duval Avenue,
Madison, Florida.

Student Progression Plan
The proposed document may be viewed at the School Board Office, 210 NE Duval Av-
enue Madison, Florida.
Statutory Authority: 120.54, 1001.43 F.S.







Subdivision of the State of Florida,


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dat-
ed October 29, 2007, in which ROY F. MILLIRON is the Plaintiff and REBECCA
and MADISON COUNTY, a Political Subdivision of the State of Florida, are Defen-
dants. I, TIM SANDERS, Clerk of the Court, will sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash at the front steps of the Madison County Courthouse in Madison, Florida, at 11:00
AM (or as soon thereafter) on the 29th day of November, 2007. The following described
property set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure:

Commence at the intersection of the Southerly right of way of the SCL Railroad (60'
from main tract) with the Westerly right of way of State Road 360 A (40' from center-
tine thereof) and run South 34 degrees 29 minutes 11 seconds West along the Westerly
right of way of State Road 360-A 223,70 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, from said
POINT OF BEGINNING, continue South 34 degrees 29 minutes 11 seconds West along
said right of way 102.30 feet, thence leaving said right of way, run North 60 degrees 54
minutes 31 seconds West 152.42 feet, thence North 51 degrees 41 minutes 08 seconds
East 0,00 feet, thence North 00 degrees 06 minutes 52 seconds West 29,23 feet, thence
South 61 degrees 33 minutes 49 seconds East 145.24 feet to the POINT OF BEGIN-
NING, containing 0,32 acres, more or less:
Together withalli structures, improvements,fixtures, appliances, ,d-appurtenances on
said property or used in conjunction'therewith. t ,

Any and all bidders, parties, and interested persons shall contact the information desk
of the Clerk of Court for the exact location of said sale.

Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after
the sale.

If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to partic-
ipate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain
assistance. Please contact Court Administrator, P.O Box 1569, Lake City; FL 32056-
1569, Ph: 386-758-2163, within 2 working days of your receipt of this Notice, If you are
hearing or voice impaired. call 1-800-955-8771.

WITNESS my hand and the official seal of said Court, this 29th day of October, 2007
at Madison, Madison County, Florida.
By: Ramona Dickinson
(Court Seal) Deputy Clerk

Scot B. Copeland (FBN 0156681)
174 East Base Street
Madison, Florida 32340
Ph: 850.973.4100
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Friday, November 9, 2007

2007 Plantation Wildlife Arts Festival Show And Sale

An impressive group of
-U'1/p artists will convene in
01 T Thomasville this Novem-
ber to display sculpture,
k painting, carving, crafts,
Z r jewelry and photography.
S f Artists Thomas Brooks
S and Ronnie Wells have
k" OtH ,, 1 been selected to headline
^the 2007 ` Plantation
Wildlife Arts Festival, hail-
ing from Lakeland, Florida and Salado, Texas, re-
A gifted painter who tries to portray the spirit
and mood of a subject while achieving authenticity
through value and color, Thomas Brooks has ap-
peared in various magazines, received acclaim for a
piece selected as the Florida Conservation Print of
the Year, and his work has been chosen for several
state conservation stamps.
Ronnie Wells; a full-time professional artist for
more than 20 years, was named Sculptor of the Year
for Wildlife Exposition in both South Carolina and
Illinois. He has won numerous Best of Show awards
and his seven foot bronze sculpture of mallard ducks
was installed at the national headquarters of Ducks

Unlimited in 2001.
Participating Artists
Jerry Turner is a seasoned fine-art photographer
with an inspiring eye for light, composition and bal-
ance. His impassioned work is utilized in schools to
teach lessons on conservation and preservation, as
well as in assisted living facilities to promote heal-
ing. This former biology teacher and nature photog-
rapher brings his subjects to life with breathtaking
clarity, ingratiating viewers to the world around
Among the participating sculptors, David Peto-
lawny stands out as a self-taught stone sculptor "en-
tering [his] thirty-second year of training," from
whichhe hopes never to graduate. His sculptures of
water-related mammals are hand-chiseled from mar-
ble, limestone, alabaster and volcanic feather rock,
from which he creates works that are sensual to the
eye and touch.
Meanwhile, returning sculptor W. Stanley
"Sandy" Proctor, one of the original featured artists
of the Plantation Wildlife Arts Festival, was inducted
into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame in March 2006.
Exhibiting for the 12th year at the Festival, ac-
complished illustrator, David Lanier turned his at-
tention to wildlife art after his baseball career ended
in injury. A graduate of the Ringling School of Art in
Sarasota, Florida, Lanier captures sporting scenes
and portraits of birds and dogs in stunning detail us-
ing acrylic paint.
Participating Artists
Widely collected and published, photographer Di-
ane Farris lives, and works in Gainesville, Florida.
Her incredible body of work has been exhibited with-
in multiple national collections including the New
Orleans Museum of Art, The Museum of Fine Arts in
Houston, the Polaroid Collection in Boston, the High
Museum in Atlanta, and the Cincinnati Art Museum.

NOVEMBER 17-18. 2007
BenefinnE he Arts & Educ.alonil Programn or'

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Painter Steve Andrews has exhibited at the Plan-
tation Wildlife Arts Festival for a number of years
now. Born and raised in Florida, Steve focuses pri-
marily on the vanishing coastal and rural landscape
of North Florida and South Georgia. In his oil paint-
ings he concentrates on color and design to commu-
nicate his impression of the scene. He is exhibited
in numerous galleries and private collections. Steve
currently resides in Tallahassee, Florida with his
wife and five children (including two sets of twins),
so when he's not otherwise occupied, he paints.
Self-taught pyrographer Julie Bender creates
photorealistic wood-burned portraiture in maple.
Inspired by quality photography and the natural
beauty of wood, Julie's greatest joy is watching sur-
face textures, grains and inherent natural tones sub-
tly and gradually reveal themselves in the wood. Her
work is currently represented at Turning Leaf Wood
Art Gallery in Blue Ridge, Georgia..
A BA from Dartmouth College, ah MBA from Har-
vard Business School and a career in technology have
unconventionally served Clara Rankin-Williams well
in her jewelry design.
Both she and her work have garnered print and
television media attention, with each new line a
much-anticipated and well-received success at na-
tional and local trunk shows, seasonal boutiques and
private showings. Her limited edition pieces can be
altered and combined thanks to her patent-pending
magnetic clasp: system, giving way to a unique cre-
ation of semiprecious and precious stones not found
anywhere else.
Silhouette artist, Sylvia Fellows, brought her fine
understanding of contouring to Disneyland 28 years
ago, after she noticed a lack of highly skilled silhou-
ette artists in the Anaheim, California theme park.
She also lends her creativity to the Sunset Ballet The-
atre in Orange County, California and Renaissance
and Revolutionary War reenactments, where she is a
Nature Habitats
The resident nature experience for children and
adults alike at the Plantation Wildlife Arts Festival,
Naturehood features a fossil dig through Georgia's
Prehistoric past, a natural butterfly garden, a rep-
tile pit, interactive ecological and conservation dis-
plays, and a bouncy jungle.
Nature Habitats
Wild Discovery Center
Nature lovers will be captivated by the enchanti-
ng Wild Discovery Center,t sponsored by Flowers
Foods, Inc., a hands-on opportunity to connect with
the live animals of the longleaf pine forests, play
games, make crafts and participate in nature activi-
ties, through the Tallahassee Museum of History
and Natural Science and the Birdsong Nature Cen-
ter. In addition, visitors to the Wild Discover Center
will view the poster contest entries of the 100 top el-
ementary school finalists, chosen from over 2,000 en-
Field Trial Challenge
The Plantation Wildlife Arts Festival Retriever
Challenge returns this year as four to five canine
contestants compete on marked and blind retrieves.
Emceed by Davis Arthur, audience members will
learn how retrievers are trained and judged in the
Duck Decoy Carving
Recently invited by the Smithsonian to fashion
decoys for the 2006 Smithsonian Folklife Festival
held in June on the National Mall in Washington,
D.C., carver Ernie Mills learned his trade from his
father and grandfather, and now passes his wisdom
onto lucky Festival-goers!
Ernie will be joined by Greg Balkcom, Georgia's
Waterfowl Biologist for the Department of Natural
Resources, winner of the Georgia Decoy Champi-

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onship of the Georgia National Fair.
The Spider Lady
Sheila Kline brings her eight-legged friends to
share the wonders of a spider's world with the Fes-
tival's human visitors.
Fly Fishing
Fly-fishing expert Todd Rogers of River Dog Fly
Fishing teaches attendees the methods and tricks to
employing one of the most challenging and reward-
ing ways to fish. Todd instructs on casting, and
readies his students to catch' trout, bass, pike, tar-
pon, stripers and bluegill like professional fly fish-
The Bobby Dollar Celebrity Mystery Cookoff
Making celebrity guest appearances will be
Thomasville hometown heroes, Danny Copeland and
Myron Guyton. Copeland,, who spent five seasons
with the NFL playing for the Kansas City Chiefs and
the Washington.Redskins, started for the Redskins
in Super Bowl XXVI.
He is currently the leader of Cogi Athletic,
which holds a- series of sports and health camps for
children in the Thomasville area. Guyton played
seven seasons for the NFL's New York Giants and
New England Patriots, and helped the Giants defeat

the Buffalo Bills in Super Bowl XXV.
He is currently the successful owner of several
Burger King franchises in the Atlanta area, and after
a stint in NASCAR's Legends series race, is the only
African American to win a race at the Atlanta Motor
Speedway. The superstars will go head to head to cre-
ate their mystery dishes with only the ingredients
and directions provided.

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Costume Contest Ugliest Dog
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Best K9 Kisser MicroChip Clinic
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