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Our 143rd Year, Number 12 Friday, November 23, 2007


The charred remains of
a car that was ruled a total
loss after being torched early
Tuesday morning, November
20 are pictured at right. The,
assailant, Tracey Durant, al-
legedly poured gasoline in
the car before setting it on
fire. Durant had bonded out
on charges of criminal mis-
chief and trespassing, follow-
ing an arrest last week.
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Man Charged With Arson
By Jacob Bembry fighters responded to the scene When firefighters arrived,
Greene Publishing, Inc. of a car fire at they found the car on fire. The
A man, who had been ar- 205 Byrd '- flames were extinguished but
rested the week before for Street in the car was rendered a total
trespassing and criminal mis- Madison Tues- loss.
chief, was arrested and day morning, According to law officers,
charged with arson early November 20. the suspect, Tracey Lavaughn
Wednesday morning, Novcm- The report IDurant, who was originally
ber.21. came in at ap- Tracey Durant from South Florida but had
According to a Madison proximately been brought to Madison by a
Fire and. Rescue report, fire-/ 12:15 a.m. Please See Arson, Page 3A


Truck Driver Seriously Injured


A semi-truck driver was seriously injured when he ran off the road and collided w ith trees on Monday evening. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jes-
sica Higginbotham. November 19. 20071
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing. Inc.
A semi-truck driver %\as seriously injured in a traffic accident on Monday evening. November 19.
According to a Florida Highwa% Patrol report, at approximately 8:10 p.m., Douglas P. Da,. i,. 45, of Vidalia, Ga., was traveling east on Interstate 10 in the out-
side lane. Davis blacked out and lost control of the 1994 Freightliner hewa.s driving. .
Davis then traveled in a northeastern direction before crossing over the inside lane and center mediani ind continuing in a northeasterly direction.
The truck then collided with several trees on the north shoulder before coming to a final rest 30 feet from the sctbound lanes.
FHP Trooper John Sleigher was the investigating officer.


Madison County School Board

Well Organized For Next Year


By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing. Tnc.


meeting of
November
20, a brief
organiza-
tional meet- VeEtta Hagan
ing "was conducted by the
Madison Count) School
Board. Outgoing Chairman,
Kenneth Hall, was replaced
by a unanimous vote for
VeEtta '-Hagan. Clyde
Alexander was voted in as
Vice-Chair for the new annu-
al term.
The composition of the
Board didn't change, just a
shift in administrative re-
sponsibilities. Additionally,
the Board voted to maintain
the first and third Tuesday
schedule for regular meet-.
ings, with the exception of a
few holiday conflicts. Last-


ly, Ban Alford took over as
Legislative Liaison for Susie
Williamson, who accepted,
the position of alternate if Al-1
ford is unavailable.
Superintendent Lou Miller
took a moment to thank Hall
for his leadership as Chair-
man, while welcoming Hagan.
"I enjoyed being Chairman.
)The fights and tlhe accomplish-
ments were enjoyable," Hall
said playfully.
The organizational
meeting then closed, and.
the regular meeting was
called to order.
The agenda was light, al-
though Regional Librarian
Danny Hale, County Coordi-
nator Allen Cherry, and Coun-
ty Commissioner Roy Ellis
stopped in to answer any ques-
tions regarding the proposed
99-year Lee Library land
lease, which was also unani-
mously approved.


County Commission Extends "Like-Kind"ness


By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
As the county grows, and
more agencies request and receive
grants and other public funding.
the legal terms "Like-Kind" or
"In-Kind" :will likely arise more
often. These terms generally refer
to the market value of donated
property and services, among oth-
er resources, that contribute to
these proposed projects.
For instance, if a grant pro-,
vision requires 25 percent
matching funds, as is the case
with the newly proposed $1.6
million Madison Senior Citi-
zens Center, then in order to re-
ceive funding, the Senior Citi-
zens Council would have to pro-
vide approximately $400,000
on their own behalf. If the grant
provisions state that the match-
ing can be "Like-Kind" howev-
er, the $400,000 isn't limited to
cash, and again, can be in the
form of property, services, etc.,
relevant to completing the pro-
ject.
The City already donated


five acres of land vlJlued at
$92, 11U0 additional value is
added for' innate labor. The
Commisi'n u a, requested, to
'provide site prep valued at
$187,000. Fortunately this value
is based on third party contracted
rhtes. So even thuigh the Count\
anticipates pro\ idinm the work at
a fraction of that cost, tihe services
count at the full market value,
making a nice win-winfor all par-
ties.
The Commission unani-
mously approved the request.
Actual funding would have come
from the general funds account.
Still here, no money will go out of
the county for site services, and
all equipment and labor will be
accounted at internal rates.
Rosa Richardson, Director of the
Senior Citizens Center, with the help
of Paula Arnold of Quest Management
Consultants in Greenville, are furious-
ly working to get the package togeth-
er in time to meet the November 27


deadline "ITmn o pleased with
the support xe've received, and
thank the County Comnminision
and City Council for their contin-
ued support," said Richardson.
Additional items on the, agenda
included approval for two temporary
Workers fur Waste' Management and
discussion ot building another dispos-
al facility. There w.as also ap-
proial to continue investigating the
mjst efficient way to place a traffic
lightand paving at the proposed Wal-
Mart site on SR 53 at 1-10.
The Senior Citizens
Center, the proposed new
waste facilities,- and the in-
troductioi of retailers like
Wal-Mart, signals a new era
for the community. It is
also very evident however,
that this growth is being
conducted under the watch-
ful, but certainly not waste-
ful, eye of the county and
city leadership charged with
its care.


Madison

Looks At

Land

Donations

By Ginger Jarvis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Madison's City Commis-
sioners con-
sidered two
major prop-
erty dona-
tions at their
regular
meeting on
November Jim Catron
13. The
property will be used for a new
Senior Citizens Center and a
new Emergency Facility.
-Rosa .Richardson and
Paula Arnold asked the com-
missioners for a resolution of
support that they can use in ap-
plying for a grant for the Se-
nior CitizeBs Center. "We are
applying for a grant to help
with. our building," Arnold
i4d. "This resolution will help
with that."'
The commissioners adopt-
ed the resolution with a few
minor changes. The gift of
property for the center carries
the stipulation that building
must begin within two years
from March 2007, when the
donation was made. The com-
missioners will later consider
waiving impact fees for the
center.
The board also confirmed
their gift of property for a new
county emergency facility. The
city has sold 5.01 acres just off
Harvey Greene Drive to the
county for $10, with a ne-dol-
lar buy-back option. The con-
tract stipulates that building
must be substantially complet-
ed within three years.
Representatives of Corn-
cast Cable Co. came before the
board for an evaluation of their
services. In response to a ques-
tion from Mayor Jim Catron,
they reported no complaints
over the past four years. They
and the board praised Dorothy
Hubble for her handling of
concerns that arise.
The evaluation was at
mid-point of the city's ten-year
contract with Comcast. Nego-
tiations will open for renewal
at the seven-year mark.
In other business, the
board approved a request by
the Police Department to apply
for a grant. Officer Nathan
Curtis said, 'This is a recur-
ring grant that we use to pur-
chase equipment. It is about
$2500." Commissioners Jim
Stanley and Myra Valentine
moved to approve the request,
which was approved unani-
mously.


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Friday, November 23, 2007


Making A Better Me
I don't want to sound selfish, but, for a little while, I
would like some time for myself. There are so many
things that I need to do for myself but I don't have the
time.
It's been a while since I have been to the doctor. I
haven't felt well lately and I know I,need to go:
I know that I need to take more time for Bible study
and prayer. I need a quiet time for myself, so I can medi-
tate on and worship the Lord.
I have an idea for a novel that I would like to write
but I haven't had the chance to pen the first word yet.
I know that I need to exercise, but between work and
taking care of my family, I'm exhausted when all is said
and done and I just lay in the bed, thinking of something
else that I need more of sleep.
It's not my family that's caused this problem. I would
climb mountains (even though I'm afraid of heights),
crawl across a desert and swim a raging river for them.
It's not my job that's caused this problem. My team-
mates at work have been awesome and have allowed me
to take off when I need to. I really don't know what I
would do if they weren't so understanding.
A lot of my stress is caused by normal, everyday,
mundane things. The other night, I went to a pharmacy
to get a prescription filled for my father. It took much
longer than I thought it should and I was ready to let off
some steam. I bit my tongue and waited out the staff un-
til the prescription was filled. The next day, we discov-
ered another vial of the same medicine at the house and
realized my father hadn't needed it filled after all. I
thought, "Well, that's 40 dollars spent that didn't need to
be."
Saturday, I couldn't find my car keys to take my
brother to work. We had to call our pastor to take Danny
to his job. I found the keys a couple of hours later in the
only place in the house that I hadn't looked right on the
back of the couch. I was relieved but still wanted to
scream about it.
I know that these things were caused by external
forces. I know that Satan took the 40 dollars out of my'
pocket and hid the keys from me. I also know that God
can take all these situations and use them to make a bet-
ter me. I keep learning more and more from Him how
big my shoulders are.
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In "Their" Own Words
In this edition of "In Your Own Words," excerpts
from two Presidential Inaugural Addresses are present-
ed, but the question is the same for both: "Mr. Presi-
dent, as private citizens, what is our role in govern-
ment?"

John F. Kennedy, Inaugural Address, 1961
"In your hands, my fellow citizens, more than mine,
will rest the final success or failure of our course.
Since this country was founded, each generation of
Americans has been summoned to give testimony to its
national loyalty The graves of young Americans who
answered the call to service surround the globe.
Now the trumpet summons us again-not as a call to
bear arms, though arms we need-not as a call to bat-
tle, though embattled we are-but a call to bear the burn
den'of a long twilight struggle, year in and year out,
'rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation'-a struggle
against the common enemies of man: tyranny poverty,
disease and war itself. '
Can we forge against these enemies a grand and
global alliance, North and South, East and West, that
can assure a more fruitful life for all mankind? Will
you join in that historic effort?
'In the long history of the world, Vly a few genera-
tions have been granted the role of fending freedom
in its hour of maximum danger. I do not shrink from
-this responsibility-I welcome it. I dj not believe that
any of us would exchange places wi any' other people
or any other generation. The energlhe faith, the devo-
tion'which we bring to this endeavoW ill light our .
country and all who serve it-and tpe glow from that
fire can truly light the world.
And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your
country can do for you-ask what you can do for your
country"

Ronald Reagan, Inaugural Address, 1981
"In this present crisis, government is not the solu-,
tion to our problem; government is the problem. From
time to time we've been tempted to believe that society
has become too complex to be managed by self-rule,
that government by an elite group is superior to gov-
ernment for, by, and of the people. Well, if no one
among us is capable of governing himself, then who
among us has the capacity to govern someone else? All
of us together, in and out of government, must bear the
burden. The solutions,we seek must be equitable, with
no one group singled out to pay a higher price.
We hear much of special interest groups. Well, our
concern must be for a special interest group that has
been too long neglected. It knows no sectional bound-
aries or ethnic and racial divisions, and it crosses polit-
ical party lines. It is made up of men and women who
raise our food, patrol our streets, mian our mines and
factories, teach our children, keep oir homes, and heal
us when we're sick-professionals, industrialists, shop-
keepers, clerks., cabbies, and truck drivers. They are, in
short, "We the people." this breed called Americans.",
Serving twenty years apart, and yaling with a host
of very different, yet critical, issues facing the Ameri-
can people, President John F Kenney, the ultimate
"Democrat," and President Ronald Reagan, the peren-
nial "Republican," both make the point clear...we are
the government, we are the future, and we are needed
everywhere, especially here at home in Madison Coupn-
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"Life As We Know It"

Because I'm on vacation, today's column was writ-
ten, back when my columns were titled, "Life As We
Know It" a couple of years ago. I recently pulled it from
my archives, as many people have requested that I run it
again. So here it is folks, in case you missed it or just
want to read it again.

Trouble With The T-Bone
It's Monday morning, 7:30 a.m., a typical Monday as
they go. Only today my husband, Kevin, being the gen-
tleman farmer that he is, decides to take T- Bone to L&W
in Madison for processing, so that we can eat a little bet-
ter this winter. T-Bone is a steer, which Kevin, and his
brother, Leonard, has been raising for the last 18 months
(which I might add has been eating better than we have).
T-Bone has been loaded in a trailer, which Kevin had
borrowed from Jim Hunter. This was Kevin's first raise
to eat steer that ever made it as far as he did. Kevin alone
attempted to trailer him from Hwy. 150 in Cherry Lake
to Madison via Rocky Ford Road.
As he passed Risoli's pasture full of cows; old T-Bone
thought that was where he wasgetting off. He started
getting restless attempting to vacate the trailer. Kevin,
in turn slowed down to about 35 m.p.h. The next thing he
knew, old T-Bone cleared the gates doing 98. That 1000 lb.
animal busted through the first gate and jumped clear
over the second one, landing on all fours on the road.
Thank God no one was driving close behind him. Kevin
knew now, he had a problem. -
A passerby was nice enough to call and alert the
sheriffs department that Kevin and his steer were run-
ning along the highway Kevin flagged down the Madi-
son Glass man to ask if he could use his cell phone to
call me at home to get me down there to assist in T-
Bone's capture. I in turn awakened my son, Thomas, and
ordered his assistance a.s.a.p. '
As we were leaving the home place. I laid on the
horn to alert my other son, Chris, that there was a prob-
lem. Upon arriving at the scene, we found that T-Bone al-
ready had plenty of attention. Good local people and a
sheriff's deputy were already trying to corner and cap-
ture him. Deputy Pat Dempsey and Corky Brandies and
some others who stopped to help were on foot and in ve-
hicles trying to corner and block him in. T-Bone man-
aged to zig-zag and dodge them all from just north of the
road department to Jeslamb A.M.E Church Road. He
then hurdled the cemetery fence and kept going, eventu-
ally coming around the church taking a left up Almond
Road. About a half-mile or so up the road, he turned into
a field. After playing cat and mouse here for a while, he
continued running the group even further and further
'off the road. About then, Kevin's other brother, Roy, ar-
rived to help.
Kevin then decided to have someone call L&W and
find out if it was possible to take the animal down with
a rifle and then bring him in. After this was agreed
upon, Corky and his son, Ben Brandies, assisted by pro-
viding the rifle and managed to stop T-Bone. They also
provided the equipment and loaded 'T-bone onto the
trailer for us to be taken to L&W for processing, after a
two-and-a-half hour chase.
Madison County is one of the few places people call
"small town America," where you will find good neigh-*
bors and people who will go out of their way to help one
another. No one had to interrupt their busy morning to
help one man, but many people did. Kevin would like to
thank everyone who was involved and helped him early
Monday morning, September 12th. You will all be invit-
ed to the first BBQ.
We are glad to be part of such a caring, helpful,
friendly community

Thank you all so much,
Kevin & Sheree Miller

king about Next week, more reasons
king, ab u why I'm not farmer a
resents? In trying times, life as we
Ceset s?/,l- know it goes on. There never
seems to be a dull moment If
you enjoyed reading this col-
umn, let me or the newspaper
echsler office know (
Tm starting towriteagain,
first of '''. under the heading, "You.
iber. ,$ Know I've Been Thinking." If
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National Famiy Day


Thanksgiving week has been designated
as National Family Week. For more than 30
years, the Alliance for Children and Fami-
lies has coordinated and promoted this an-
nual observance throughout the country It
is a time to honor the. special connections
that support and strengthen families.
According to the ACF, National Family
Week is built around the idea that children
live better lives when their families are
strong, and families are strong when they
live in communities that connect them to
economic opportunities, social networks,
and services.
Over the years, there'has been. research
on traits that build-strong families. Exten-
sion Specialists at the University of Nebras-
ka recently summarized some of the find-
ings. "We know that poor relationships
within the family are related to many of the
problems in society," note family re-
searchers Nick Stinnett and John DeFrain.
Their conclusions are that strong families
are made, step by step over time.


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Another research team, Stinnett and De-
Frain, found that quality time in large quan-
tities has been found to be une of the impor-
tant steps necessary to achieving a strong
family Shared time benefits families be-
cause it eases loneliness and isolation, nur-
tures relationships and creates a family
identity
With the busy family schedules, you
have to be creative in planning time togeth-
er. Learn to be flexible and use every mo-
ment you can to connect with family mem-
bers in meaningful ways. Here are a few
suggestions:
Play Together
Start a family fun night Pick a regular
night each week. Begin the evening with
dinner. Plan a different activity each week
to keep interest in the event alive.
Make physical activity a lifestyle behav-
ior. Tyke a walk, hike or bike riddtogether.
Play a game together.- Board games,
crossword puzzles, even video games.
Share Family Meals Together
Have children-help plan
menus, shop for gr series and
prepare. food. They will be
more willing to participate if


local citizen, had threatened to return to the home and murder
the resident and bum the house down.
Durant had bonded out after his arrest the previous week.
The State Fire Marshal, the Madison Police Department and
the Madison County Sheriff's Office all began looking for Du-
rant.
At 4:15 a.m. on Wednesday morning, MPD Sgt. William
Greene picked up Durant after a call was phoned in to, alert law.
officers of Durant's location .


they've contributed to the meal.
Develop a family tradition It might be
Friday night is "pizza night"; something
easy to fix and allows time at the dinner
table to talks about the week and plan activ-
ities.
Participate in Community Activities.
Make participation in school, church
and youth activities a family affair. Every-
one attends the event to support each other.
Volunteer together. Help with communi-
ty church drives or fund raisers. Participate
in a 4-H club or activity it's a great way for
parents to teach and support youth.
Adopt a grandparent -
As a family offer help to an
elderly person. Helping
with chores or simply being S Ia
friends teaches children the
value of. their contribu- t
tions. Tree Tr
Work Together Tree Tr
Teamwork will get the
chores done. Beak jobs into
smaller assignments and
share the workload. A child
can dust while the parent Will Starl
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you have time for fun.
It takes time, effort, and very little mon-
ey to build a strong family During National
Family Week, start building your family
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Friday, November 23, 2007


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Man Arrested


For Marijuana

Possession

A Madison man was arrested for possession of mar-
ijuana less than 20 grams.
According to a Madison Police Department report,
Sgt. William Greene was inspecting a burglary at Hill-
top Apartments. During the inspection, he observed the
defendant, Johnnie Richard Weatherspoon, 45, walking
from behind the building.
During a field interview, Greene learned that
Weatherspoon had a dime bag of marijuana in his pos-
session.
Weatherspoon was arrested and taken to the Madi-
son County Jail.


New York Sued

Over Licenses

For Illegals

The state of New York is now being sued over its
new policy to provide driver's licenses to illegal aliens.
A lawsuit was filed by the public-interest watchdog
group Judicial Watch on behalf of a New York taxpayer,
with defendants including Gov Eliot Spitzer, Depart-
ment of Motor Vehicles Commissioner David Swartz
and the New York State DMV
According to New York State law, with respect to dri-
ver licenses, the DMV Commissioner "shall require that
the applicant provide his or her social security num-
ber"
Under the new DMV policy, however, applicants will
not have to provide a Social Security number to receive
a driver's license. They must only provide a foreign
passport and some secondary form of identification,
such as a lease or a copy of parole papers.
"Eliot Spitzer wants to use his public office to sanc-
tion illegal behavior and put all of us at risk through his:
plan to give driver licenses to illegal aliens," said Tom
Fitton, president of Judicial Watch. "If Governor
Spitzer wants to change the rules, he has to follow the
rules which means going through the New York State
Legislature and otherwise following New York law."
According to the complaint, "There is no express.
language anywhere in the VTL [Vehicle and Traffic,
Law] which dispenses with the requirement that an ap-
plicant for a driver's license provide his or her social se-
curity number."' Moreover, Spitzer and the DMV intend
to implement the policy without involving the New York
State Legislature, and "without complying with the
rule-making requirements prescribed by the State Ad-
ministrative Procedure Act."


11/14/07
Tracey Lavaughn Du-
rant-Trespass after
warning
Magdaleno Ortiz-Ob-
struction by disguise
Melvin Rodriguez
Colon-Driving while li-
cense suspended, re-
voked or cancelled, pos-
session of marijuana less
than 20 grams..
Roy Thomas Moss-
Possession. of a con-
trolled substance (meth),
possession of drug para-
phernalia
11/15/07 ;
Ramiro Roman-VOP
(county), grand theft III
(vehicle theft), resisting
an officer without vio-
lence
Scott Allen McDougle
II-Grand theft. (two
counts), burglary of a
structure (two counts)
11/16/07
Vinson Emanuel
Allen-Sexual battery
(victim over 11) with vio-
lence/threat


Candi Nichole John-
son-VOP (circuit)
Major Jamar Cobb-'
Criminal registration
John Lee Jackson-
Driving while license
suspended, revoked or
cancelled
Jeffery Jackson-Ag-
gravated battery
11/17/07
Jeffery Jackson-VOP,
(circuit) '
Tommie Lee Christ-
ian. Jr-Possession of co-
caine, robbery (no
weapon)
11/18/07
Jesus J, Lopez-Dri-
ving while license sus-
pended, revoked or can-
celled
Anthony James
Hampton-Petit theft, tres-
pass
Eddie Lee Lloyd-Im-
proper exhibition of a
dangerous weapon
11/19/07
Nigel Anthony Wil-
son-Concealed weapon,
armed robbery
Pieera Montrez Lar-
quis Blackshear-Armed
robbery with a firearm,:
concealed weapon
Randy Raffell. Jones-
Concealed weapons
armed robbery
Christopher
Jonathan Lamar Rayam-
Carrying a Concealed
.firearm or weapon,
armed robbery
Samuel Lee Dockery-,
Failure to appear
"Chelsea Lynn Price-
Failure to appear
Benjamin James
Estey-Attaching a tag not
assigned, trespass of an
occupied structure
Johnnie Richard
Weatherspoon-Posses-
sion of marijuana less
than 20 grams
11/20/07
Jeffery Jackson-Or-
der retaking conditional
release


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Ron Gundlach Still Flying High


By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
What does a 1200-acre corn farmer from Wanatah,
Ind. have in common with a charter airline pilot living
in Pinetta, Fla.? The answer is they both have the same
lovely wife named Laurie Gundlach.
Before asking if this is the show topic for a reality
show, it isn't. It's simply the remarkable evolution of
the life of Ron Gundlach; farmer, pilot, husband and
from the sound of it, he's pretty good at all of it.
Living with wife Laurie in Pinetta, Gundlach is now
enjoying a profession and a lifestyle that was a round-
about journey and personal adventure. "I've always had
a love for flying, which I've been doing since I was 19. I
found ways to log hours and move through the ratings to
qualify to fly bigger and more sophisticated planes. I've
probably invested $250,000 and logged over 8000 hours


getting to this place," Gundlach said.
Having spent 20 years as a farmer, Gundlach's avia-
tion career was created one baby ,step at a time until
1980 when he began flying a Lear air ambulance out of
Ft. Pierce. A few years later, Gundlach made his big avi-
ation move, as he became a pilot for Eastern Airlines.
During this time, between 1986 and 1993, Gundlach
worked out of Tallahassee and made Madison his home.
Gundlach currently flies charter, piloting the im-
pressive Beachcraft King Air B200 twin turbo prop for
Owens Aviation, also known as OASIS, out of Valdosta.
The owner, Fresh Beginnings, makes the plane available
for charter. "Families and businesses around the area
will enjoy flying out of Valdosta," Gundlach noted,
adding that the Valdosta Airport has a variety of extras
because of its proximity to Moody Air Base.


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November 28.
A book signing will take
place at North Florida Commu-
nity College on November 28,
2007 from 11-1 p.m. in the stu-
dent center. Marvin Mattair was
raised in Madison and was in-
spired to write this book for
anybody who wants to look at
life differently, especially young-
people. Using his own life as an
example to learn from, he deliv-
ers a powerful.message to our
ybung people about being re-
sponsible and making positive
decisions.
November 29
The Perrys of Morristown,
Tenn. will be in concert at Mace-
donia Baptist Church on Thurs-
day, November 29, starting at 7
p.m. Admission is free, however
a love offering will be received.
December 7
Annual holiday concert will
take place at Yogi Bear's Jelly-
stone Park in Madison featuring
Southern gospel artists Benny
Daniels, Colbert and Joyce

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Croft, The Diamonds and the
Gandy Brothers. The concert
will begin at 7 p.m. Admission is
f r e e '
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 Suwan-
nee Valley Humane Society is
open every Tuesday through Sat-
urday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is
located on 1156 S.E Bisbee
Loop Lee FL, 32340. For a
healthy lifestyle, adopt an. animal
and they will make your life
more fulfilled. For more infor-
mation or directions call (866)
236-7812 or (850) 971-9904.
Third Tuesday of Each Month
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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Third Wednesday of Each
Month.
The Madison County
Health Education Club is hold-
ing a free. educational service
and support group for people in-
terested in preventing or con-
trolling diabetes, high blood
pressure, elevated cholesterol
levels, obesity, and other chron-
ic health., conditions. The club
meets the third Wednesday of
each month at the Madison Pub-
lic Library Conference Room at
378 NW. College Loop, Madi-
son, 12:15 ,12:45 p.m. Every-,
one is welcome to bring their
own lunch!
Third Wednesday of Each.
Month
The Madison County Dia-
betes Support Group is a free ed-
ucational service and support
.group for diabetes and those


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wanting to prevent diabetes. The
*group meets the third Wednes-
day of each month at the Madi-
son Public Library Conference
Room at 378 NW College Loop,
Madison, 11:45 a.m. 12:10
p.m. Everyone is welcome is
bring their own lunch! details:
contact Marcia Kazmierski at
386-752-2461 or' Lorraine
Miller at 386-752-6439.
Fourth Wednesday of
Each Month
An informational.meeting
for those injured and needing
help returning to work will be
held the fourth Wednesday of
each month from 12-3 p.m. at
the. Madison County Extension
Office located on 184 College
Loop. The meeting is free and
open to the public. For more in-
formation, please call (850)
245-3489.


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November 22, 1957
MMrs. A.W Shackleford, well-known resident, has tak-
en over the management of the Bus Station .Cafe6 in
Madison. Mrs. Shackleford invites everyone to try her
home-cooked meals in the E-R ad.
Mrs. J.B. Davis entertained with a tea Thursday af-
ternoon at the Woman's Club complimenting Miss
Martha Owen of FSU, daughter of J.C. Owen of Sanford..
Miss Owen is the fiance of James B. Davis, Jr., son of the
hostess. The wedding will take place in Sanford, Sunday
afternoon, December 22. Mrs. Owen was an out-of-town
guest, and house guest of Mrs. Davis.
Pinetta Boys' 4-H Club met Monday. Of interest to all
members was the corn and poultry prize money distrib-
uted by Harvey Paulk, Assistant County Agent. Receiv-
ing prizes were Harry Crafton, Jody Washington, Bill
Washington, Wayne Sapp,, John Washington, James
Cruce, Eugene Williams and Wally Davis.
November 24, 1967
Miss Vicki Page arrived.Tuesday from Wesleyan Col-
lege to spend Thanksgiving with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. E.M. Page, Jr.
The Madison High School Band received an Excel-
lent rating and the, Greenville High School Band a Good
rating in the Florida Bandmasters' Association annual
marching contest.
Mr. and Mrs. Vernoif E. Adams of Madison celebrat-
ed their Silver Wedding Anniversary Sunday, November
19, at their home with open house from 3-5 p.m. Hosts
were Mr. and Mrs. C.D. Agner, Jr., and Mr. and Mrs.
William Oliver.
November 25, 1977
The Tommy Matheny home, fresh from the skills of
Rob Hughey and a number of sub-contractors, was
opened Sunday, November 20, to their numerous friends.
Mr. and Mrs. John W Mercer of St. Paul, Minnesota,
announce the birth of a daughter, Hillary Elizabeth, on
October 20, 1977. Hillary is the granddaughter of Mrs.
Bernice Mercer of Lee.
Bobby Register of Madison will be in Tampa this
weekend for Tampa Bay Bucaneer Area Punt, Pass, and
Kick Championships. The contest is slated for half-time
of the Tampa Bay Buccaneer-Atlanta Falcon game on
Sunday afternoon in Tampa Stadium.
November 26, 1987
Faith Trinity Church will have a big gospel sing
with The Dixie Echoes from Pensacola and the Masters,
from Valdosta Saturday November 28. The church is lo-'
cated on North Valdosta Road. Turn by Kehoe Chevrolet:
and Vaidosta-Lincoln Mercury
On Wednesday, October 14, 1987, Miss Lisa Anne
Lanier became the bride of. Mr. George Parramore
Keyes at the home of Rev. Clifford Williams, retired min-
ister of Ridglea Presbyterian Church in Fort Worth,
Texas. .
State Senator. Wayne Hollingsworth was presented
the Florida Farm Bureau Award last week by Howell
Waring, representing the Farm Bureau. The award is
presented annually to a member of .the state senate who
the Farm Bureau feels has been extremely beneficial to
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By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
In a corner of the county that few would normally
travel, uninvited visitors have been, making big
headaches for one resident. In response, resident James
Hagan, literally constructed a solution. Unfortunately,
others did not see his "good intentions" as good at all.
Two years ago, Hagari searched for a piece of prop-
erty where he could retire. Preferring privacy and a
quiet setting, he carefully searched for the right place to,
enjoy his golden years. Again, the place he selected,
however, turned out to have the undisclosed problem of
trespassers.
Hagan's property sits at the center of a peculiar lit-
tle crossroad, where Blue Springs Church Road meets
Indigo at the top of a hill near Blue Springs Park off
Highway 6. The peculiar feature is that one of the coun-
ty maintained roads officially dead-ends at his property,
and the other is completely private with no public
thruway, but the two curve right into each other. In oth-
er words,. the same road simply continues around the
corner and visually looks like it's all one road, and the.
entire curve borders his property
This is where things get a bit complicated, because
this length. of connecting turn is actually on private
property The curve in question belongs to Blue Springs.

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The road block resi-
dent James Hagan con-
structed has been an ef-
fective deterrent to tres-
passers. although he
didn't have the authority
to build it.


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The Primitive Baptist Church and adjacent cemetery are over 100 years old,


Primitive Baptist Church, and although access to the
church and the adjacent cemetery has several other en-
trance alternatives, and doesn't require driving on the
curve at all, it has been open to their use since the roads'
were graded.
Now if you're asking yourself, "So, what's the prob-
lem?" Here is where the complicated gets ugly. Un-
known to Hagan when he purchased the property, tres-
passers notoriously invade the area. Because the
church rarely meets, and few residents reside in the
area besides Hagan, four wheelers, partiers, poachers
and the like, abuse this little piece of paradise. Some
speed, some hang out on the church property drinking,'
and some do both.
Exhausted and frustrated, Hagan took matters into.
his own hands and built a roadblock of logs to impede
the trespassers, and it worked. Unfortunately, it hasn't
been well received by church and cemetery visitors.
And since the church owns the land, there isn't-
much Hagan can do but suffer.
"I don't want to make things difficult for anybody.
I've been told that the members appreciate that I've
looked out for the church by running off vandals and
stopping a lot of the trespassing. And there is still a
place cars can go around the barricade to get to the
church and cemetery and adjacent properties without
any inconvenience," Hagan explained.
This has become a classic example of being right
and wrong at the same time. The church members re-
cently took the issue to the Madison County Commis-
sion, where fortune may have smiled on all involved, ex-
cept the trespassers of course.
The church requested the county take over and
maintain the curve, effectively taking it from' a private
property scenario to a public one.;; Without detailing all'
the.legal. particulars. the whole stretch of, ioad, cure
included, wil now be under county jurisdiction.
On the surface, that decision may appear to just fa-


vor the church, which for the time being will have no in-
terest in helping Hagan address the trespassing prob-
lem, but will be able to prevent Hagan from building any
more roadblocks. However, just the opposite effect may
occur. With the road in county control, the ability to file
a formal complaint about the trespassing vehicles will
now also be. a public issue.
Time will tell if county officials will have more sym-
pathy than church members for Hagan's burden. The
age of the church not withstanding, Hagan sits at that
curve every night, 168, hours a week, as the church
members and cemetery. visitors may log 10 hours a
month. Aild again, they have easy access alternatives to
reach their destination atop the hill.
At the end of the day, hopefully good intentions will
prevail. Church members will hopefully appreciate that
the Hagan blockade is needed for safety And since the
church has convenient alternatives, perhaps they can
join Hagan requesting the county can construct an ac-
ceptable traffic-calming device now that it's in the coun-
ty jurisdiction.
Conversely, hopefully there will remain an apprecia-
tion that the church has stood for over a 100 years and
it's unacceptable to build anything, on another's land.
And lastly, hopefully there will be an appreciation that
county officials do make.it a mission of taking care of
and protecting all of its own.


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It's that time again to bake up some of your favorite recipes of cakes, pies,
candies, cookies or breads and enter the Greenville Country Christmas Bake Off.
All participants must have a Greenville address and entries must be marked
with name, phone number and the title of their goodies.
Please submit your entry at the First Baptist Church in Greenville, between
4:00 p.m-5:00 p.m. Judging will begin at 5:00 p.m.
For further information, please contact Elesta Pritchett at 948-7501 or Frances
Norris at 948-4900.
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Greenville Country Christmas

Gingerbread House Decorating Contest
Show off your unique decorating abilities in the.Gingerbread House Decorat-
ing Contest. The contest will take place during the 22nd Annual Greenville Coun-
try Christmas.
All entries must be submitted at the gazebo in Haffye Hayes Park between 9:30
a.m.-12:15p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8th.
The houses may be made with traditional or non-traditional materials and
should be marked on the bottom with the participant's name(s), address, phone
number, and age.
In addition, there will be three different categories according to the age of
participant. Winners will be selected from each group.
All gingerbread houses should be picked up after the winners have been an-
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By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Upon its founding in
the 1940's, the Florida
Farm Bureau's mission
was "to increase the net
income of farmers and
ranchers, and to im-
prove the quality of
rural life."
The vision of the
FFB is "Florida
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To truly be recog--
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Kiwanians Discuss


Orientation Procedures


By Jessica Higginbotham
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Kiwanis Club met on No-
vember 15 for their last meeting be-
fore the Thanksgiving holiday. The
club will not be meeting on Thanks:
giving!
Pat Cantey had the program,
and following a feast of a lunch, his
presentation began. Cantey out-
lined the procedures for orientation
into the Kiwanis Club, highlighting
the expectations of members and
the history of the club.
In the United States, there are 48
districts of.Kiwanis. In the Madison
Club's district, three, there are 28 di-
.visions. In Division Three, there are
11 clubs. Cantey and Gerald Ander-
son were the charter members of
the Madison club in February of


1972.
Cantey explained the different
Kiwanis service projects, including
Key Club, Project Graduation, and


Apples for Teachers. Kiwanis' ma-
jor fundraising project is their an-


nual citrus sale, going on now. Or-
ders must be placed before Decem-
ber 12 to ensure the right amount of
citrus. Hamlin oranges, naval or-
anges, tangelos and ruby red grape-
fruit are available at $25 for a whole
box and $15 for a half box.
After Cantey's informative pre-
sentation, Brenda Newman men-
tioned the Guardian ad Litem
Christmas gift program, and asked
the club to donate to the cause. After
a brief discussion, it was voted to
donate a sum of money to the pro-
gram'. The money, totaling $200; will
be taken from the Priority One bud-
get.
In other news, it looks like the
late blooming Cantey's Conquerors
are setting up for an upheaval. Get
out the grill, Lucille!


Big Bend Hospice


Invites You To Remember
Service of Remembrance offers a wonderful opportunity to honor our loved ones as the holiday season begins.


The Big Bend Hospice Madison County Advisory
Council invites everyone to the annual Service of Re-
membrance on Tuesday, November 28 at 5:30 p.m. The
Service of Remembrance will be held at the Madison
County Community-Bank, 301 E. Base Street. -
: Big Bend Hospice's Service of Remembrance is a
non-denominational service that brings together Madi-
son County residents to honor the memories of loved
ones at this very special time of the year. "So often peo-
ple become overwhelmed with emotions during the hol-
iday season. Big Bend Hospice's Service of Remem-
brance provides a wonderful opportunity to pause to re-
member, pay honor and find support. This is a time for
remembrance open to everyone in the community," said
Michele Brantley, Big Bend Hospice's community rela-
tions representative. Advisory Council members Lil-
lian Balloon, Mattie Bowles, Oliver Bradley, Wilma
Dickey, Ruthellen Caldwell, Linda Gaston, Joy Gensel,
Deloris Jones, Richard Quackenbush, Tim Sanders,
Louise Strickland, and Phyllis Williams will greet those
attending. 4
This year's Service of Remembrance will include
music by Alexis Livingston, Jim Pulliam, Kathy Bass,
Judy Bentley and Big Bend Hospice's music therapist,
Jennifer Haskins. Debra Bishop will share her Hospice
Reflection in memory of her family member. Big Bend
Hospice chaplain Rev. Trina McCarthy will be conduct-
ing the service. The Service will conclude with a special



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candle lighting ceremony and passing of the candlelight
in memory of loved ones.
Following the Service, The Big Bend Hospice Madi-
son Advisory Council will host a reception in the Madi-
son'County Bank.
Big Bend Hospice's Tree of Remembrance also of-
fers another opportunity to honor a loved one. For a uo-
nation, a bow, bell or angel can be placed on the Tree of
Remembrance at Madison County Community Bank,
Wachovia Bank, and Farmers & Merchants Bank, in
memory or honor of a loved one.


Big Bend Hospice
and the
Madison County
Advisory Council
invite you to attend the

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Tuesday, Nov. 27
5:30 PM
Madison County
Community Bank
Madison

Come light a candle and honor a
loved one. This time of healing
and remembrance is open to
everyone. A reception will follow
the service.

Big Bend
Fo Hospice
For more info, call 566-7491.


that may benefit from the
products and services
now being offered by
Farm Bureau extends to
anybody, anywhere with
a desire to grow and pro-
tect their personal and


business assets, includ-
ing that most precious
asset, family.
In order to increase
this commitment, Madi-
son Farm Bureau is
pleased to announce the
addition of Glen King.
King comes to the


Madison office with over
two dozen years of finan-
cial services experience.
He will be offering
life, auto and home in-
surance products, as well
as other financial solu-
tions he would be
more than happy
to discuss.
"I'm very excited
to become a part of
the Madison Farm
Bureau. I grew up
here, and I know
what hard work is
all about. I want to
make sure every
one gets the atten-
tion they deserve,"
King noted.
King is married
to Lynn King, the
Health Services Admin-
istrator at Madison Cor-
rectional Institution.
Madison Farm Bu-
reau is located at 233
Base Street, Madison.
Call Glen King at 973-
4071 to set a time to re-
view your needs.


Robin Peavy

To Preach At


First Baptist


Church

Robin Peavy a native of Madison, will be the guest
preacher for First Baptist Church on Sunday, Nov. 25.
He is now serving as church and communities ministry
director for the Madison (Alabama) Baptist Associa-
tion in Huntsville. In May of 2006 a group of young peo-
ple from Madison, went to Huntsville to take part in a
summer mission's project involving students from all
over the United States sponsored by Robin in the Madi-
son,, Alabama, Baptist Association. The focus of the
"World Changers" project was to repair roofs and
homes of needy people in the Huntsville area, holding
backyard Bible clubs, and other missions projects to
minister to people in need.
Robin was born and raised in Florida where his
parents, younger sister and brother, and families all
still reside. His wife Lei is a native Texan, but grew up
and went to college in Wisconsin before moving to
Florida for her vocation in field biology. Robin and Lei
are the proud parents of Levi, who was born during
their ministry at Armitage Baptist in Chicago (April
18, 2000). Joy, born May 22, 2002, is their "Sweet South-
ern Baby!" He says, "Being married for more than 13
years and just now having children is about as neat as
becoming SBC missionaries!"
Robin will be speaking at the regular morning wor-
ship service on Sunday at 11 a.m. in the absence of In-
terim Pastor Phil Heard.
DEALERS IN PECANS SINCE 1952

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Pecan Compan

201 South Lee Street
Valdosta, Georgia 31601
229-244-1421


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Call First To Make A "Pick-Up" Appointment
Directions: Take Hwy. 53 South 3.5 miles past 1-10, to
Midway Church Road and take a left. Tanya's U Pick will be down
the first dirt road on the left (Gunpowder). Look for the signs.
Mon. Fri. 9:00 1:00 and after 4:00 &
all day Saturday and Sunday Afternoon


Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Michael Curtis, November 13, 2007
Farm Bureau, which has served the agriculture community of Madison County
since the 40's, now serves the needs of business owners and homeowners as well.


Lake City Store
386-755-9753
Jasper Store
386-792-3235


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Church


Friday, November 23, 2007


Cath The Spirit


By Vicki Howerton
Madison First lUMC
Giving thanks always for all things
unto God and the Father in the name of our
Lord Jesus Christ.
(Ephesians 5:20)

Our Pastor recently submitted a report
to otu annual Charge Conference. In this
he offered what he described as a "State of
the Church" report. It says in part:
"Madison First UMC represents a
branch beginning to bow under the in-
.creasing weight of new fruit. Our actual
"hunger for Christ signals a gradual. yet
.persistent, movement of a surrender to
the vision of Christ. Transformation may
be suggested in the reporting on numbers.
but the real verification comes in the wit-
ness of lives meaningfully changed."
Later in this report, our Pastor goes on
to say that the church can document zeal
for spiritual growth in our personal rela-
tionships with Christ; we will complete
two full "Disciple One" Bible studies. The
energy generated from this transforming
journey is spreading throughout the
church. Other small group Bible studies
and prayer groups are forming. Many
members are discovering God's call on
their lives and are coming to their pastor
-for prayer and guidance as they launch
new ministries with Christ. Their excite-
ment is contagious.
He further states that another area of
Spirit movement can be viewed in our
youth and children's ministries. Our vaca-
tion Bible School touched the lives of
many families, creating life long memories
and planting the seeds of faith. Our youth
program has grown to include over 70
young people. These youth exhibit a grow-
.ing faith and willingness to serve that fu-
els a vibrant ministry in the life of our
community.
"Our 12 certified Lay Speakers (four of
these are youth) and other laity of Madi-
son First continue using their gifts in wor-
ship, witness. leadership, teaching, and


helping throughout our church and com-
mtunity Many assist in Sunday Worship."
In closing, Pastor Bob goes on to say
that we recognize our continued need for
fresh perspectives and a renewed press
into Christ's vision for our church because
God would never glorify simple mainte-
nance of His church. The fields are ripe,
and kingdom work demands a faithful and
aggressive response. He states that know-
ing and committing to God's vision allows
for effective priorities, good stewardship of
God's gifts. development of specialized
leadership, and most importantly making
disciples of Jesus Christ who makes disci-
ples of Jesus Christ. Then, our journey
will translate into miracles of transforma-
tion into the lives of those God so loves.
In closing his letter. Pastor Bob writes:
Growth demands an eye to the future. Je-
sus says. I am the way" I look forward to
following His road signs with you. Jesus
says: "I amn the truth." He offers us the gift
of knowing we are not living a lie. Jesus
says, I am the life." Traci and I praise our
God for the privilege to share God-given
life with the saints of Madison.
The people of First United Methodist
Church Madison give thanks to God this
Thanksgiving for our community our farm-
ilies, our church family and the loving
leadership which Pastor Bob and Traci
provide. We are so very blessed. We give
thanks......
Our annual Silver Tea will be held
Sunday, December 2. It will be held at the
beautiful home of Elizabeth and Lucas
Waring.
Please remember to pray for our
troops and for their families as we offer
our thanks this season and always to the
One who loves us with an everlasting love.
Please plan to visit us during the
Christmas season at First United
Methodist Church where we will be re-
minded that Christ is the answer to every
problem the world has to offer. Come and
worship.
Happy Thanksgiving!


Happenings At



First Baptist Church



Of Madison


By Nell Dobbs
One of our signs: "November Is A
Time To Give Thanks."
In everything. give thanks. Thanks-
giving Day has passed. In whatever situ-
ation we are in. we are to give thanks.
Sing for joy Sing for God's special
blessings. As Pastor Heard preached to
the children, he used Jesus' lesson about
giving thanks. He cleanses 10 lepers (I
think there were 10 children) and he said
to the one who turned back to say,
"Thanks." "Where are the other nine?"
Interesting when Pastor asked for
things to be thankful for, one little one
said. "cousins" several times. It was very
touching when the children were given
candy. Lil Jackson Kendrick went to his
mother (Amy) and got a hug.
Life continues and, for that, we give
thanks while knowing, "it is very brief
like the falling of a leaf." Death has come
among us and we're sad. We pray for all
the Alvarez family in the loss of their
mother grandmother. Debbie and
Shawn and Lisa have belonged to our
church. Bless and comfort all of them
and continue healing Lisa's Lil Austin
who had been burned. Pray for the fami-
ly of Helen Donaldson whom we knew at
Lake Park and all others we don't know
about.
Illness has befallen many, the family
of Mr. Thompson, Billie Hamrick's dad.
Also. pray for Virginia Adams and
Shirley Andrews' father recovering
surgery in South Georgia. Joy Gensel is
now with her daughter. Cammie Frakes.
who frightened her family Saturday
night and was rushed to Tallahassee
hospital soon better, though. Martha
Davis: Inez Cason. now home: Jennifer
Greene. healing well: Lil Jackson Taylor.


five-and-a-half months old and all the
many, many others; and both Mr. and
Mrs. Sweat.
Tom Fico gave a touching offertory
prayer. We sang, "Count Your Blessings."
The message was "More is Never
Enough." such a heartfelt statement. Je-
sus saw the rich young ruler who came
to Him and loved him. He wanted to
know how he could be saved. He knew
the Law and had kept it but was not will-
ing to sell what he had and to give to the
poor and follow Him. Jesus said, "What
doth it profit a man if he gain the whole
world and lose his soul?"
Such a beautiful arrangement of
many colors was placed in loving memo-
ry of Dr. William B. Clark IV by his fam-
ily.
The community Thanksgiving ser-
vice, which was sponsored by the Madi-
son County Ministerial Association, was
held at our church. The message was de-
livered by Preacher Octavious Tookes.
Sorry to have missed last week's
birthdays. Here are these: Brigette Blan-
ton. Nancy McGriff and Brad Ragans,
November 18: Kaylene Johnson and Ri-
ley Smith, November 20; Betty Driggers,
November 23: Billy Henderson, Novem-
ber 24; Bubba Greene and Ricky Hender-
son, November 25; Lori Anglin, Novem-
ber 26 and Christine Blanton, November
26: Buddy McWilliams and Reese
-Rutherford. November 27; Ben Ragans,
November 28; Gavin Bass, Mikayla
Plain. Beau Roebuck and LaVerne
Rutherford. November 29.
Bless all the many needs and all the many
who are teaching out to meet these needs.
May God continue to accept our thanks
for His great love and mercy and may we
never forget to say thanks. Amen!


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
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


Madison Church of God
I NE Colin Kelly HA.. Madison. FL
50O-i"3-6i307 Rev D.Re eh Glans. Pitosr

Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning \orship Ll:00 a.ni.
Evening Worship 6:-00 pn.
1\ednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m.


Barbara Memorial Church
Of The Nazarene
Highway 254 850-973-416i
Rei Robert.Ag ri
Sunday School 10:00 an.m.
Morning \Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening worship q:30 p.m.
\Wednesday Bible Study 7:30 p.m.

Reapers Of The Harvest Church
i3 rules '..'e.t of Greenville. FL Hwy. "0
Saumul Bass, Sr -Pa7t,ro,
Sunday School 10:00 a.n.
Morning Worship 11:00 ann.
Evening Worship 6:00 pmn.
Wednesday Night Service 7:30 p.m.
S I het the day of Peniicost was fAuly come.
ih cil 1, noil a/lt one arcoid in one plarc.". Ai 2 1
EVERYONE IS ALWAYS S WELCOME!

St. Vincent DePaul Roman
Catholic Church
NleI-.ng & Sumter St. -50-973 242S
R.'i' .fi Sunday 9:00 a.m.
Mon.. Tues.. Wed. Mass 7:30 a.m.
Thursday Mass 7:30 a.m.
Saturday Mass 5:30 p.m.

St. Marv's Eoisconal Church


Hanson United Methodist Church Shiloh Misinr atstCuch


290 NE D.-., Sueel Han,,on. FL
i7 mile, fro M.Jil,,or, .'n H.. 1 415 Lurn riht >'n DaFI, I
R t lt LIIa, \1t* , l. P i ; 'l
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:15 a.m.
Sunday Evening Bible Study 6:00 p.m.
Choir Practice Sunday Esening q:00 p.m.
Wednesday Evening Prayer Service...............7:00 p.m.
All Are Welcome. Please Come!


Greenville Baptist Church
1365 S\\ Main Si Gicen ille FL 85 "..u -i253
Sunday School -All Ages 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening AWorship 7:00 p.n.
Sunday Pre-school. Students. and
Adults Choir Rehearsals 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday Pre-rchool children,
Youlh & Adult Bible Studies 7:00 p.m.
-"Al invited-


Lee United Methodist Church
Hw 2i55S *Lee, FL 50-971-55S5
Richard Quacckenbush. Pstior
Morning Worship 9:00 a.m.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Eiening Worship 6:30 p.m.
Men's Fellowship Breakfast
Second Sunday .8:00 amn.
Muhiiple \Veel.I, Bible Studice/Acu ties
C. ,',T,,..hit Teli C M Unitn 311lh ChuI "


First United Methodist Church
SI,nc 1_30 H>orn, at RuUedge SL. 850-973-6295
Ri Robert E Laodiad
Rlt,.lt, SltlJ_ -it. )-l, all, Pi li,, C,.l a.,n. Li L' ~d,:r
Senice of Word & Table .8:30 ain.
Sunday School 9:45 amn.
f-- -a 1t- Wi l i.: I 410 I n M,


14-11 NE Horn A. e Madion FL 85u-973-833S Sunuay vurimig '.orshupuu I .I1am.
Th,. R.. '8, Pi,'/ I i. o, l,.- B,',n/I Senir Mirden Wednesday All Youth grades 6-81......5:00-6:00 p.m.
Sunday Church School 10:00 a.m. Youth (grades 9-12) 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Sunday Hol% Eucharist 10:00 a.m. Men's Fellowship Breakfast (3rd Sun.)........8:00 aan.
Mission Board 2nd Sunday 11:00 a.m. Women's Meeting & Lunch (1st Mon.).....12:00 noon
Episcopal Church W'omen 3rd Sunday...... 11:00 a.m. '",,a, *.L ." Sr.c. i n' i .1 a '.,r I, t
U is 'i [s ltil \ ti' .'lic .!


221 Martin Luther King Drive Madison. FL
P.O. Box 242 Madison, FL
S50-973-3127
Email: shilohofmadisonI'yahoo corn
Marcus Hawkins. Sr. Pastor Josie Graham Assistant Pastor
Sunday School............9:30 a.m.
Worship Service...... 1:00 a.m.
Wednesday Night Bible Study.....6:00 p.m.
"We Walk By faith, Not By Sight."
I f Coriuhians 5:7

Grace Presbyterian Church
A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in Amencre
Rev John Hopwocd
68b North Washington Ave. Madison, FL 973-2692
Sunday School For Al Ages..............9....9:45 anm.
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Wed. Fellowship Supper/Bible Study........6:00 p.m.
Youth Groups 1st 12th Grades..............6:30 p.m.
Choir Practice. 7:30 pmn.
Friday Men's Prayer Breakfast...............7:00 a.m.
Colne WVor!lhip Ani Sene Iflt L Us'


Mt. Zion A.M,E. Church
"A Friendly Church"
Cherry Lake, FL-.850-929-4355
Rev. Natht iel Robinson, Jr.. Pastor
5tcr Marv' B. Hargett, Minister of Alisc
Church School 9:45 a.m.
Worship Service................. 11:00 a.n.
Wed. Night Bible Study...........................7:00 p.m.



Fellowship Baptist Church
One mile north of Madison on 145
Steve McHargue, Pastor
Gary Ga:lay, Music Director Jackie Wart,. Student Pastor
Youth & Children's Miniqtries, Active Young Adult Mini try
Office: 850-973-3216
Morning Worship.............8:00 a.m.. 9:30 am. & 11:00 am.
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday: Family Night-- .........Call for schedule
"A Family of Families" "Contemporari lborship"
If interested in a home group, call- 550-973.3206
Balrt Me Bapti Womw. 'm.w. ha, ChUdtre & Fur.. ier F.fr.f, rgn ar .
17ere Lace Has No Limits"


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Friday, November 23, 2007 www.greenepuonsing.com The Madison

PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT


TO BE VOTED ON JANUARY 29, 2008


NOTICE OF ELECTION


I, Kurt S. Browning, Secretary of State of the State of Florida,
do hereby give notice that an election will be held in each coun-
ty in Florida, on January 29, 2008, for the ratification .or rejec-
tion Of a proposed revision to the constitution of the State of
Florida.
No. 1
CONSTITUTIONAL REVISION
ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 3, 4, AND 6
ARTICLE XII, SECTION 27
(Legislative)
Ballot Title:.
PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS; LIMITATIONS ON PROP-
ERTY TAX.ASSESSMENTS

Ballot Summary:
This revision proposes changes to the State Constitution relating
to property taxation. With respect to homestead property, this re-
vision: (1) increases the homestead exemption except for school
district taxes and (2) allows homestead property owners to trans-
fer up to $500,000 of their Save-Our-Homes benefits to their
next homestead. With respect to nonhomestead property, this re-
vision (3) provides a $25,000 exemption .for tangible personal
property and (4) limits assessment increases for specified non-
homestead real property except for school district taxes.

In more detail, this revision: .'
(1) Increases the homestead exemption by exempting the
assessed value between $50,000 and $75,000. This exemption
does not apply to school district taxes.
(2) Provides for the transfer of accumulated Save-Our-
Homes benefits. Homestead property owners will be able to
transfer their Save-Our-Homes benefit to a new homestead
within 1 year and not more than 2 years after relinquishing their
previous homestead; except, if this revision is approved by the
electors in January of 2008 and if the new homestead is estab-
lished on January 1, 2008, the previous homestead must have
been relinquished in 2007. If the new homestead has a higher
just value than the previous one, the accumulated benefit can be
transferred; if the new homestead has a lower, just value, the
amount of benefit transferred will be reduced. The transferred
benefit may not exceed $500,000. This provision applies to all
taxes.
(3) Authorizes an exemption from property taxes of $25,000
of assessed value of tangible personal property. This provision
applies to all taxes.
(4), Limits the assessment increases for specified nonhome-
stead real property to 10 percent each year. Property will.be as-
sessed at just value following an improvement, as defined by
general law, and may be assessed at just value following a
change 'of ownership or control if provided by general law. This
limitation does not apply to school district taxes: This limitation
is repealed effective January 1, 2019, unless renewed by a vote
of the electors in the general election held in 2018.

Further, this revision:
ia. Repeals obsolete language on the homestead exemption
when it was less than $25.000 and did rinot apply uniformly to
property taxes levied by all local governments.
Sb. Provides for homestead exemptions to be repealed if a fu-
ture constitutional amendment provides for assessment of
homesteads "at less than just value" rather than as currently pro-,
xided "at a t5Pe'citfied percentage" of just value.
;'*c. Schedules the changes to take effect upon approval by the
electors and operate retroactively to January 1, 2008, if ap-
proved in a special election held on January 29, 2008, or to take
effect January 1, 2009, if approved in the general election held
in November of 2008. The limitation on annual assessment in-
creases for specified real property shall first apply to the 2009
tax roll if this revision is approved in a special election held on
January. 29, 2008, or shall first apply 'to the 2010 .taxroll if this
revision is approved in the general election held in November of
2008.

ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXATION

SECTION 3. Taxes; exemptions.--
(a) All property owned by a municipality and used exclu-

sively by it for municipal or public purposes shall be exempt
from taxation. A municipality, owning property outside the mu-.
nicipality, may be required by general law to make payment to
the taxing unit in which the property is located. Such portions of
property as are used predominantly for educational, literary, sci-
entific, religious or charitable purposes may be exempted by
general law from taxation.
(b) There shall be exempt from taxation, cumulatively, to
every, head of a family residing in this state, household goods
and personal effects to the value fixed by general law, not less.
than one thousand dollars, and to every widow or widower or
person who is blind or totally and permanently disabled, prop-
erty to the value fixed by general law not less than five hundred
dollars.
(c) Any county or municipality may, for the purpose of its
respective tax levy and subject to the provisions of this subsec-
tion and general law, grant community and economic develop-
ment ad valorem tax exemptions to new businesses and expan-
sions of existing businesses, as defined by general law. Such an
exemption may be granted only.by ordinance of the.county or
municipality, and only after the electors of the county or munic-
ipality voting on such question in a referendum authorize the
county or municipality to adopt such ordinances. An exemption
so granted shall apply to improvements to real property made by
or for the use of a new business and improvements to real prop-
erty related to the expansion of an existing business and shall
also apply to tangible personal .property of such new business
and tangible personal property related to the expansion of an ex-
isting business. The amount or limits of the amount of such ex-
emption shall be specified by general law. The period of time for
which such exemption may be granted to a new business or ex-
pansion of an existing business shall be determined by general
law. The authority to grant such exemption shall expire ten years
from the date of approval by the electors of the county or mu-
nicipality, and may be renewable by referendum as provided by
general law.
(d) By general law and subject to conditions specified there-
in, there may be granted an ad valorem tax exemption to a re-
newable energy source device and to real property on .which
such .device is installed and operated, to the value fixed by gen-
eral law not to exceed the original cost of the device, and for the
period of time fixed by general law not to exceed ten years.
(e) Any county or municipality may, for the purpose of its
respective tax levy and subject to the provisions of this subsec-
tion and general law, grant historic preservation ad valorem tax


exemptions to owners of historic properties. This exemption
may be granted only by ordinance of the.county or municipali-
ty. The amount or limits of the amount of this exemption and the
requirements for eligible properties must be specified by gener-
al law. The period of time for which this exemption may be
granted to a property owner shall be determined by general law.
(f) By general law and subject to conditions specified there-
in, twenty-five thousand dollars of the assessed value of proper-
ty subject to tangible personal property tax shall be exempt from
ad valorem taxation.
SECTION 4. Taxation; assessments.--By general law regu-
lations shall be prescribed which shall secure a just valuation of
all property for ad valorem taxation, provided:


(a) Agricultural land, land producing high water recharge to
Florida's aquifers, or land used exclusively for noncommercial
recreational purposes may be classified by general law and as-
sessed solely on the basis of character or use. '
(b) Pursuant to general law tangible personal property held
for sale as stock in trade and livestock may be valued for taxa-
tion at a specified percentage of its value, may be classified for
tax purposes, or may be exempted from taxation.
(c) All persons entitled to a homestead exemption under
Section 6 of this Article shall have their homestead assessed at
just value as of January 1 of the year following the effective date
of this amendment. This assessment shall change only as pro-
vided herein.
(1) Assessments subject to this provision shall be changed
annually on January 1st of each year; but those changes in as-
sessments shall not exceed the lower of the following:
a. Three percent (3%) of the assessment for the prior year.
b. The percent change in the Consumer' Price Index for all
urban consumers,. U.S. City Average, all items 1967=100, or
successor reports for the preceding calendar year as initially re-
ported by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of.La-
bor Statistics.
(2) No assessment shall exceed just value.
(3) After any change of ownership, as provided by general
law, homestead property shall be assessed at just value as of Jan-
uary 1 of the following year, unless the provisions of paragraph
(8) apply. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as
provided herein.,
(4) New homestead property shall be. assessed at just value
as of January 1st of the.year follow ing the establishment of the
homestead, unless the provisions of paragraph (8) apply. That
assessment shall only change as provided herein.
(5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to
homestead property shall be assessed as provided for by gener-
al law; provided, however, after the adjustment for any change,
addition, reduction, or.improvement, the property shall be as-
sessed as provided herein.
(6) In the event of a termination of homestead status, the
property shall be assessed as provided by general law.
(7) The provisions of this amendment are severable. If any
of the provisions of this amendment shall be -held unconstitu-
tional by any court of competent jurisdiction, the decision of
such court shall not affect or impair any remaining provisions of,
this amendment.
(8)a. A person who establishes a new homestead as of Jan-
tiary 1, 2009, or January 1 of any subsequent year and who has
received a homestead exemption pursuant to Section 6 of this
Article as of January 1 of either of the two years immediately
preceding the establishment of the new homestead is entitled to.
have the new homestead assessed at less than just value. If this
revision is approved in January of 2008, a person who. estab-.
lishes a new homestead as of January 1. 2008,. is entitled to have '
the new homestead assessed at less than' just value only if that
person received a homestead exemption on January 1, 2007. The
assessed value of the newly established homestead shall be de-
termined as follows:
1. If the just value of the new homestead is greater than or
equal to the just value of ihe prior homestead as of January 1 of
the year in which the prior homestead was abandoned, the as-
sessed value of the new homestead shall be the just value of the
new homestead minus an amount equal to the lesser of $500,000
or the difference between the just value and the assessed value,
of the prior homestead as of January I of the year in which the


prior homestead %was abandoned. Thereafter, the homestead
shall be assessed as provided herein.
2. If the just value of the new\ homestead is less than the just
value of the prior homestead as of January 1 of the year in which
the prior homestead was abandoned, the assessed value of the
new homestead shall be equal to the just value of the new home-
stead divided by the just value of the prior homestead and mul-
tiplied by the assessed value of the prior homestead. However,
if the difference between the just value of the new homestead
and the assessed value of the new homestead calculated pur-
suant to this sub-subparagraph is: greater than $500,000, the as-
sessed value of the new homestead shall be increased so that the
difference between the just value and the assessed value equals'
$500,000. Thereafter, the homestead shall.be assessed as pro-
vided herein. ..
b. By general law and subject to conditions specified their in,
the Legislature shall provide for application of this paragraph to
property owned by more than one person.
(d) The legislature may, by general lawi, for assessment pur-
poses and subject to the provisions of this' subsection, allow
counties and municipalities to authorize by ordinance that his-
toric property may be assessed solely on the basis of character
or use. Such character or use assessment shall apply only to the
jurisdiction adopting the ordinance., The requirements for eligi-
ble properties must be specified by general law.
(e) A county may, in the manner prescribed by general law,
provide for a reduction in the assessed value of homestead prop-
erty to the extent of any increase in the assessed value of. that
property vihich results from the construction or reconstruction
of the property for the purpose of providing living quarters for
one or more natural or adoptive grandparents or parents of the
owner of the property or of .the owner's spouse if at least one of
the grandparents or parents for whom the living quarters are
provided is 62 years of age or older. Such a reduction may not
exceed the lesser of the following:
(1) The increase in assessed value resulting from, construc-
tion or reconstruction of the property,
(2) Twenty percent of the total assessed value of the prop-
erty as improved.
(f) For all levies other than school district levies, assess-
ments of residential real property, as defined by general law,
which contains nine units or fewer and which is not subject to
the assessment limitations set forth in subsections (a) through
(c) shall 'change only as provided in this subsection.
(1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall be changed
annually on the date of assessment provided by law: but those
changes in assessments shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of
the assessment for the prior year.
(2) No assessment shall exceed just value.
(3) After a change of ownership or control, as defined by
general law, including any change of ownership of a legal enti-
ty that owns the property, such property shall be assessed at just
value as of the next assessment date. Thereafter, such property
shall be assessed as provided in this subsection..
(4) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to
such property shall be assessed as provided for by general law:
however, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduc-
tion, or improvement, the property shall be assessed as provid-
ed in this subsection.
(g). For .all levies other than school district levies, assess-
ments of real property that is not subject to the assessment lim-
itations set forth in subsections (a) through (c) and (f) shall
change only as provided in this subsection.
(1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall be changed
annually on the date of assessment provided by law: but those
changes in assessments shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of
the assessment for the prior year.
(2) No assessment shall exceed just value.
(3) The legislature must provide that such property shall be
assessed at just value as of the next assessment date after a qual-
ifying improvement, as defined by general law, is made to such
property. Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provid-
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(4) The legislature may provide that.such property shall be
assessed at just value as of the next assessment date after a
change of ownership or control, as defined by general law, in-
cluding any change of ownership of the legal entity that owns
the property. Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as pro-
vided in this subsection.
(5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to
such property shall be assessed as provided for by general law:
however, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduc-
tion, or improvement, the property shall be assessed as provid-
ed in this subsection.

SECTION 6. Homestead exemptions.--
(a) Every person who has thelegal or equitable title to real
estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the
owner, or another legally or naturally dependent upon the own-
er, shall.be exempt from taxation thereon, except assessments
for special benefits, up to the assessed valuation of twenty-five
fie thousand dollars and, for all levies other than school district
levies, on the assessed valuation greater than fifty thousand dol-,
lars and up to seventy-five thousand dollars, upon establishment
of right thereto in the manner prescribed by law. The real estate'
may be held by legal or equitable title, by the entireties, jointly .
in common, as a condominium, or indirectly by stock o\ nership
or: membership representing the owner's or member's propri-
etary interest in a corporation owning a fee or a leasehold ini-
tially in excess of ninety-eight years. The exemption shall not
apply with respect to any assessment roll until such roll is first
determined to be in compliance with the provisions of section 4
by a state agency designated by general law. This exemption is
repealed on the effective date of any amendment to this Article
which provides for the assessment of homestead property at less
than just value.
(b) Not more than one exemption shall be allowed any indi
vidual or family unit or with respect to any residential unit. No
exemption shall oxoood the value of the real' estate aooessable to
the owner or, in case of ownership through stock or membership
in a corporation, the value of the proportion which the interest
in the corporation bears to the assessed value of the property.
(c) By general law and subject to conditions specified there
in, the oxomption shall be increased to a total of twenty five
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croase hall not apply with respect to any assessment roll until
ouch roll is first dotormitiod to be in compliance with the provi
-,ion-j of actionon 1 by a ;tate agency Jeignated by general law.
ThiA :.ubection :,hall standd rcpeal,-d on thei, ffcxtiv date of any'
amendnK-nt to section I which provide: for the u wic:.mcnt of
homo.tcead property 0at a :peeifi,-d percentage of it.:: jut value.
i e B) general law and subject to conditions specified
therein, the Legislature may provide to renters, who are per-
manent residents, ad valorem tax relief .on all ad valorem tax
levies. Such ad valorem tax relief shall be in the form and
amount established by general law.:
(d)(-4 The legislature may, by general law, allow counties
or municipalities, for the purpose of their respective tax levies
and subject to the provisions of general law, to grant an addi-
tional homestead tax exemption.not exceeding fifty thousand
dollars to any person who has the legal or equitable title to real
estate and maintains thereon, the permanent residence of the
owner and who has attained age sixty-five and whose house-
hold income, as defined by general law, does not exceed twen-
ty thousand dollars. The general law must allow counties and
municipalities to grant this additional exemption, within the
"limits prescribed in this subsection, by ordinance adopted in
the manner prescribed by general law, and must provide for the
periodic adjustment of the income limitation prescribed in this
subsection for changes in the.cost of living.
(.0(g) Each veteran who is age 65 or older who is partial-
ly or totally permanently disabled shall receive a discount'
from the amount of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on
.homestead property the veteran owns and resides in if the dis-
ability was combat related, the veteran was a resident of this
state at the time of entering the military service of the United,
States, and the veteran was honorably discharged upon sepa-
ration from military service. The discount shall be in a per-
centage equal to the percentage of 'the veteran's permanent,
service-connected disability as determined by the United,
States Department of Veterans Affairs. To qualify for the dis-
count granted by this subsection, an applicant must submit to
the county property appraiser, by March 1, proof of residency
at the time of entering niifitary service, an official letter from
the United States Department of Veterans Affairs stating the
percentage of the veteran's serviceconnected disability and
such evidence that reasonably identifies the disability as com-
bat related, and a copy of the veteran's honorable discharge. If.
the property appraiser denies the -request for a discount, .the
appraiser must notify the applicant in writing of the reasons,
for the denial, and the veteran may reapply. The Legislature
may, by general law, waive the annual application require-
ment in subsequent years. This,; subsection shall take effect
December 7, 2006, is self-executing, and does not require im-
plementing legislation.

ARTICLE XII
SCHEDULE

SECTION 27. Property tax exemptions and limitations on
property tax assessments.--The amendments to Sections 3, 4,
and 6 of Article VII, providing a $25,000 exemption for tan-
gible personal property, providing an additional $25,000
homestead exemption, authorizing transfer of the accrued
benefit from the limitations on the assessment of homestead
property, and this section, if submitted to the electors of this
state for approval or rejection at a special election authorized
by law to be held on January 29, 2008, shall take effect upon
approval by the electors and shall operate retroactively to Jan-
uary 1, 2008, or, if submitted to the electors of this state for
approval or rejection at the next general election, shall take
effect January 1 of the year following such general election.
The amendments to Section 4 of Article VII creating subsec-
tions (f) and (g) of that section, creating a limitation on annu-
al assessment increases for specified real property, shall take
effect upon approval of the electors and shall first limit as-
sessments beginning January 1, 2009, if approved at a special
election held on January 29, 2008, or shall first limit assess-
ments beginning January 1, 2010, if approved at the general
election held in.November of 2008. Subsections (f). and (g) of
Section 4 of Article VII are repealed effective January 1,
2019: however, the legislature shall by joint resolution pro-
pose an amendment abrogating the repeal of subsections (f)
and (g), which shall be submitted to the electors of this state
for approval or rejection at the general election of 2018 and,
if approved, shall take effect January 1, 2019.


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Real estate Web site Zillow.com this
week launched its much-anticipated Zil-
low Listings Feed program, allowing
brokerages and Web vendors nationwide
to feed all their for-sale listings to Zil-
low.com on an automated basis for free.
The program launches this week with
numerous industry partners and ap-
proximately a half million for-sale list-
ings. with more to be added in the near
future. Zillow CEO Rich Barton will dis-
cuss the program on stage at the Nation-
al Association of Realtors conference in
Las Vegas.
In addition, Zillow is announcing its
revolutionary Zillow Virtual Sold Sign
program (VSS), to be added to Zillow
Listings Feeds in the coming months.
The VSS program allows a broker's
branding and contact information to
permanently become part of a sold
home's Web page on Zillow. where four
million people visit every month 70 per-
cent of whom are buying or selling in
the next two years. The VSS functionali-
ty is free to all brokerages and Web ven-
dors with Zillow Listings Feeds.
"Imagine having a permanent 'sold
by' sign in front of every home a broker-
age has ever sold giving buyers and
sellers a critical piece of information on
who is selling homes in a neighborhood
- today and over time." said Rich Bar-
ton. Zillow co-founder and CEO. "Given
Zillow's focus on all homes more than
70 million of them and not just those
on the market today, we are in a unique
position to provide this historical sales
information to buyers, sellers and home-
owners."
Some of the leading brokerages par-
ticipating in Zillow Listings Feeds today
include ERA Real Estate. Intero Real Es-


tate Services. Prudential California Re-
alty. Realty USA. Realestate.com.
RE. MAX Allegiance, United Country
Real Estate and ZipRealty In addition,
Zillow has partnered with numerous top
listings aggregators including NUM-
BER1EXPERT. Obeo. Inc.. Point2 and
Threewide.
Zillow Listings Feeds allow broker-
ages to post for-sale listings directly to
the site in a bulk feed. giving the homes
a virtual for-sale sign for free on Zil-
low.com. For enhanced exposure, indi-
vidual agents can create a free profile
page with photos. contact information
and more details about the individual
agent, linked directly from each listing.
For more information and about Zillow
Listings Feeds, or to sign up for the pro-
gram. visit http:. iwwi.zillow.comin and
click "Listings Feed" in the footer.
About Zillow.com
Zillow.com is an online real estate
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sellers, and real estate agents and pro-
fessionals find and share vital informa-
tion about homes, for free. Launched in
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data on millions of U.S. homes. Zillow
has since opened the site to community
input, data and dialogue, including
"Home Q&A." Zillow's goal is to help
people become smarter about real estate
- what homes are worth, what's for sale.
and what local experts have to say about
real estate and individual homes. One of
the most-visited real estate Web sites,
Zillow was the only online company
named by Advertising Age magazine to
its 2006 "Marketing 50" list of the most
powerful consumer brands. Zillow is
headquartered in Seattle and has raised
$87 million- in funding.


Finding the mortgage that's right for
you can be a bit like dating.
Before you settle in to a committed re-
lationship, it's important to find out if
you and the mortgage-and the lender-are
really compatible for the long haul.
Here's a checklist full of tips to help
you find the mortgage that's right for you.
Your Mortgage Compatibility Check-
list:
Start by determining what you can
afford to pay for a house.
Request a copy of your credit report
and make sure it's current. Credit reports
are used by lenders to determine the
mortgage type and amount you will qual-
ify for-and the interest rate you'll pay.
Talk to multiple lenders to better un-
derstand what you qualify for. Also, use
tools like the mortgage calculator on
Home Loan Learning Center
(www.homeloan learningcenter.com) and
other sites.
Review all the aspects of the loan
you're considering, including rates, total
monthly amounts and payment changes.
If you have questions, ask. And if
you're not entirely clear about the answer
you receive, ask again.
Get a full explanation of any terms
in your mortgage you don't completely
understand.
Shop around.
Remember, the lender your neigh-
bor used or the one closest to your home

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or office may not be the best for you.
Compare the different types of
mortgages and interest rates offered by
different lenders to make sure you select
one that's the best match for you.
A different interest rate can have a
much larger impact on your monthly
payment than a $20,000 difference in the
price of a house.
Get prequalified for a loan.
Work with your lender.
Your lender will need information
from you to provide information on the
various loan products that meet your
needs.
Ask about closing' costs, whether
you will incur costs if you refinance or
pay your mortgage off early and any oth-
er fees you're not sure about.
Know the signs of fraud.
If you're encouraged by a lender to
include false information on an applica-
tion, something's wrong.
If someone asks you to leave a sig-
nature line on an important document
blank, don't do it.
If your loan amount is higher than
the value of the home, stop -and ask more
questions.
For more information about mort-
gages and homebuying, visit the Mort-
gage Bankers Association consumer edu-
cation Web site at HomeLoanLearning-
Center.com. It's available in English or
Spanish.


In third quarter 2007, Florida's housing
sector in many markets continued to re-
port high inventory levels of homes for
sale, median prices edging down and sales
activity levels that reflect the impact of
mortgage disruptions and tighter lending
standards.
Statewide, sales of single-family exist-
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compared to 44,776 homes sold curing tnme
same time a year earlier, according to the
Florida Association of Realtors(R) (FAR).
The statewide existing-home median
sales price was $232,100 in the third quar-
ter; a year ago, it was $246,800 for a de-
crease of 6 percent. In
2002, the third-quarter statewide median
sales price was $141,300, which reflects an
increase of about 64.3 percent over the
five-year period. The median is a typical
market price where half the homes sold
for more, half for less.
As the impact of the credit crunch sub-
sides, a modest recovery for existing-home
sales is expected in 2008, according to the
National Association of Real-
tors(R)'(NAR) latest market outlook.
"Over the near term, home sales are likely.
to be fairly flat as the lingering impact of
the credit crunch filters through the sys-
tem through the end of the year," says
NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun. "In
some ways, the extended real estate boom
from 2001 to 2005 created unrealistic ex-
pectations that housing is a short-term,
high- yield investment. 2007 will be the
fifth best year for housing on record."
Continuing low mortgage rates remain


another positive influence on the housing
market. According to Freddie Mac, the na-
tional commitment rate for a 30-year con-
ventional fixed-rate mortgage averaged
6.55 percent in third quarter 2007; one
year earlier, it averaged 6.65 percent.
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S.S.T.R.I.D.E. Students Learn About Air Medic One


S.S.T.R.I.D.E is made up of eighth through eleventh graders at Madison County Central and High Schools.
By Jessica Higginbotham
Greene Publishing. Inc.
Madison County Central and High School
I'' j f S.S.T.R.I.D.E students received a special treat that flew
in shortly after 11 a.m. on November 16. The Science
Students Together Reaching Instructional Diversity
Sand Excellence were able to watch the landing of Air
l B Medic One, a trauma helicopter that serves Madison
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mdnt, along with Emergency Medical Services orga-
nized the landing, which occurred on the band practice
field at the high school.
Flight paramedics Lucas Williams and Charley
Pike talked to the S.S.T.R.I.D.E. students about their
jobs and about the Air Medic One trauma helicopter.
Both Williams and Pike answered students' questions
about their service.
Williams and Pike encouraged the students to learn
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NFCC students, faculty and staff welcomed guest
speaker Dr. Claudia Hunter Johnson, author of the crit-
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Story About Fighting Censorship, to its campus Nov. 14
for an informative lecture on book banning.
Johnson alerted NFCC students, faculty and staff
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aged and empowered her audience to speak out to pre-
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said Johnson.
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battle with the school and court systems as long term,
grueling, full of ups and downs and eventually ending in
the favor of the Lake City school system.
Johnson and her family relocated to Live Oak, Fla.
where she continued her fight on book banning with a
greater success. After learning that Suwannee County
High School planned to ban John Steinbeck's classic
novella Of Mice and Men, Johnson rallied together
Suwannee County residents and educators to protest the
banning of the classic. It was during a pivotal town
meeting that Johnson's fight against banning the classic
Of Mice and Men came to an end in her favor.
Johnson was a member of the founding faculty of
the Florida State University Film School where she
taught screenwriting for thirteen years. She'll be're-
turning to FSU this spring as "Distinguished Writer in
Residence." She divides her time between Florida and
Nova Scotia.
The lecture was sponsored through a mini. grant pro-
vided by the NFCC Artist Angels, a non-profit organiza-
tion striving to provide cultural enrichment opportuni-
ties to the community, while supporting the growth of
the NFCC Artist Series.

FOR SALE


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Friday, November 23, 2007;


Farm City Week Celebrated


Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley, November 20, 2007
The Farm Bureau staff
and officers prepared the
lunch for everyone. From
left: Bubba Greene, Jim-
my King, Jeffery Hamrick,
Debbie King, Ginny Paarl-
*. berg, Freddy Pitts, Brenda
Pitts, Dan Buchanan, Ma-
gan Rye and Glen King.


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Enjoying this year's
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tion luncheon were (pic-
tured left to right): Ed
Meggs, President of the
Madison. County Com-
munity Bank; Harold Em-
rich, City of Madison
Manager; and Rick Davis, M Wi--
Madison Police Chief.


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Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley, November 20, 2007,
State Sen. Charlie Dean, center, was a guest at the
Farm City Week luncheon. He is standing with Jeffery
Hamrick, left, and Bubba Greene, right.


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Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley, November 20, 2007
Madison County Farm Bureau President Jeffery Ham-
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Freddy Pitts, Farm Bureau Agent, stands with guest I
speaker, and Florida Farm Bureau employee, Bob ,
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Greene Puolishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley, November 20, 2007
County Commissioner Ricky Henderson, right, signs
a Farm City Week Proclamation. He is standing next to
Jeffery Hamrick, left, Farm Bureau President.


Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley, November 20, 2007
,- ,-' I Alan and Annette Sowell, owners of the Madison
Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley, November 20, 2007 Sporting Goods, were one of the many business owners
Madison Mayor Jim Catron, right, presents Jeffery who attended the annual Farm Bureau celebration, this
Hamrick, left, with a key to the City of Madison. past Tuesday.


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The Madison County Farm Bureau hosted its annu-
al Farm City Week Celebration on Tuesday afternoon,
November 20. This year's event presented guests with a
different agenda, whereas 7 a.m. breakfasts are usually
served, this year a noon-time luncheon was served.
The meeting began with a prayer and the pledge of,
allegiance to the flag. The delicious lunch, for everyone
in attendance, consisted of grilled pork tenderloin,:
baked beans, cole slaw, bread, banana pudding, and tea.
The local Madison County Farm Bureau has been salut-!
ing Farm City Week with the annual celebration for the.
last 15-20 years.
The special guests .at this year's Farm City Week
Luncheon were area business men and women. The.
Farm City Proclamation was signed by County Com-
missioner Ricky Henderson; Jim Catron, Mayor of the
City of Madison, presented Jeffery Hamrick, Madison'
County Farm Bureau President, a keyqto the City.
Bob Richardson, Florida. Farm Bureau employee for
32 years, was the guest speaker. He spoke on the impor-
tance of agriculture in our culture, and the changes that
are occurring in our nation. He also stated how agricul-
ture was changing but still holds fast, and spoke of the
importance of agriculture in a small town, such as
Madison.
Farm City Week is a time to bring the urban sector!
together with the farmers. The week preceding Thanks-
giving is nationally designated as Farm City Week. This;
is a week to reflect upon the importance of agriculture,.
and what farmers and ranchers mean to the economy of
our county, our state, and our nation.
Farm City Week is celebrated on a nation-wide scale as aI
time to foster better understanding between the two great so-
cieties in our nation, those who live on our farms and ranches,
and those who live in urban America. Both segments are to-
tally dependant upon each other The city folks could not liv,
without food producers, and the farmers could not do without
the city folks to buy their products. Farm City Week is a spe|
cial time to recognize the importance of both segments.


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A SALUTE to America's


S.Agricultural

Industry

National Farm

City Week _
November 18-24 They work hard all year
long to produce much of
the nation's food and fiber.
A They are America's
farmers and ranchers.

Together with processors,
inspectors, researchers,
shippers, marketers,
grocers and many others,
they male our agricultural
industry one of the most
productive in the world.


During National Farm-City 4
Week, we pay tribute to all of .
the Americans who work in the
agricultural industry.

THANKS FOR A
JOB WELL DONE! .


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For the week ended November 15, 2007:
At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled
11,477, compared to 12,143 last week, and 11,012 a year ago.
According to the Florida Federal-State Livestock Market
News Service: Compared to last week: Slaughter cows an
bulls were steady to weak, feeder steers and heifers were
1.00 to 3.00 higher.
Feeder Steers:
Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2
200-300 lbs 120.00-190.00
300-400 1bs 112.00-142.0.0 ,
400-500 lbs 99.00-122.00
Feeder Heifers:
Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2
200-300 lbs 115.00-185.00
300-400 lbs 96.00-123.00 B
400-500 lbs 83.00-108.00
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BETTER BUILT DECKS
10'x10' with hand rails $800.
12'x12' with hand rails $1,000..
Materials included in price. Also
build sheds and privacy fence.
Call: 850-264-1923 or
850-971-0005

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




TidyUP

cleaning services

Cleaning Services
Rental apartments, houses & 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.
SCall Bob: 850-242-9342

Excavating Work
Land Clearing, Ponds, Stump Re-
moval, Demolition, and Roads.. No
Job Too Small. Free Estimates. Call
Paul Kinsley at 850-973-6326


DUNN'S
Lawn Mower Repair
Welding
New & Used Parts
850-973-4723
2089 NE State Road 6
Madison, FL 32340







Nintendo-64
5 Controllers
2 Memory Cards
10 Games
Excellent Condition
$100
Call 973-3497


Homemade Fresh Fruit Basket.
Order now for Christmas. Includes
fresh fruit, dry fruit, and nut mix
and yogurt or chocolate covered
raisins. Small $8.00 (4 fruits plus
extras) Latge $12.00 (6 fruits plus
extras). Orders will be accepted
until December 20th. Phone in or-.
ders to Michelle (850) 971-2727.
FOR SALE
1800s STYLE LOG CABIN
38ft X 26ft
GO LOOK/ MAKE OFFER
CALL FOR DIRECTIONS
850-528-1684


25 lbs. of
Clean Newspapers
just $2 a bundle
973-4141


SURPLUS PROPERTY
SALE
MADISON COUNTY,
FLORIDA

The Board of County Commis-
sioners of Madison County,.
Florida will hold a public auc-
tion for the sale of surplus prop-
erty on Saturday, December 8,
2007 at the Madison County
Public Works Department locat-
ed north of Madison at 2060 NE
Rocky Ford Road, Madison,
Florida. Auction regislraiuon
shall begin at 7:30 am, with the
auction beginning at 10:00 am.
All necessary bid forms will be
supplied on the day of the auc-
tion'. "

Surplus items include vehicles,
equipment, machinery and mis-
cellanequs assorted tools,
pumps, motors, etc: All items
sold as is. Successful bidders
shall pay by cash or cashiers
check during regularly sched-
uled working hours at'the Madi-
son, County Clerk of Court's of-
'fice located in the Madison
County Court House beginning
on Tuesday, December 11, 2007.
All items being purchased must
be paid for and removed from
Madison County property no
later than 3:00 pm on Thursday,
December 20, 2007.. For more
information, contact the Madi-
son County Board' of County
Commissioners' office at (850)
973-3179, or the Public Works
Department office at 850-973-
2156. The Board of County
Commissioners* of Madison
County, Florida reserves the
right to reject any and all bids.,

Surplus items shall be available
for viewing by the public begin-
ning Saturday, December 1,
2007 from 8:30 am to 10:30 am
and during the week of Decem-
ber 3 thru December 7, 2007
from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.

AUCTION
GIANT CHRISTMAS
SALE' NOVEMBER 24
5:00 PM
SERVING FREE DINNER
STARTING At 4:00 PM '
( until auction begins )
1693 SW MOSELEY HALL
RD. (CR360) MADISON
850 973-2959
CALL FOR DIRECTIONS
HEATER-COMFY SEATS
AU691-Col.Ron Cox
AB2490


SOMEBODY ELSE WANTS IT!
Got something you no longer use or need?
Sell It Inthe classified.
fiwcfi 850-973-4141 :-*-*


New, commercial canopy kitchen
hood. 48x48x24. $3.000 Call
(850) 997-5683.





Need 10-20.chickens.
Maybe a Rodster or two
also guineas and peafowls.
850-464-1165


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
850-948-1709
850-879-6481.
sandyford@embarqmail.com .


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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.


Home For Rent
3 bedrooms 1 bath
388 Church Ave. Greenville
Contact: Mrs. Mary Washington
850-948-2540
MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT
2br/2bth Singlewide home $400.
3br/2bth Doublewide home $500.
First & Last Months Rent
Contact Tom or Butch at 973-2353


Gvee1ville Pointe




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
FOR RENT
BEAUTIFUL HOUSE ON 2
ACRES IN MADISON
3BDR/2BTH
LARGE L/R; LARGE D/ROOM:
LARGE STUDY
LAUNDRY AREA W/ WASH-
ER/DRYER
CENTRAL HEAT & AIR
$800.00/MONTH
SERIOUS PERSONS ONLY
NEED APPLY
850-973-4997 .


OC$'outhem Villas of
C4( adison .' apartments

Rental assistance.may be available.
HUD vouchers accepted. 1, 2, & 3
BR HC & non-HC accessible apts.
Call 850-973-8582, TDD/TTY
711. 315 SW Lawson Circle, Madi-
son, FL 32340. Equal Housing Op-
portunity


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
For Rent. $75 Weekly
Fully furnished rooms, Includes
lights and water.
Call: 850-973-4606
800-785-7433
Luxury Apartments- overlooking
the Courthouse Circle in downtown
Monticello, .3BR/2BA, $1050.
Monthly,. Contact Katrina Walton at
510-9512


Commercial/Industrial
'Property
with state highway frontage-23
acres, Corner lots. Fronts both
Harvey Greene Drive and High-
w.ay 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
850-973-4141


Pioneer
Excavating & Tractor
Services
Land Clearing, Ponds, Stump
Removal, Demolition, Roads,
Mowing, Discing. BoT-Blading.
and Tilling.
We have top soil and fill dirt
Caql Paul Kinsley
850-973-6326
$500 DOWN
With your land.
Factory Direct Prices
No Middle Man!
Prestige Home Center
Lake Cni Florida
1-800-355-9385


REAL ESTAT


-Two 1 acre lots on small lake
Pinetta area Madison County, own-
er financing 17,900 each. Landcall-
now.com 941-778-7980 .


40 private acres in Glenwood
Forest subdivision. Beautiful
homes already built. Fantastic op-
portunity to own property with re-
strictions for all owners & family
members. Call 954-495-3841 or
gauchal@bellsouth.net
3 BR/2 BA Doublewide
$39,995
Factory Direct
Prestige Home Center
352-752-7751


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

WANTED: 100 TO 600 ACRES
OF LAND for farming/ recreation/
hunting in Madison or surrounding
counties. Willing to pay cash at a
quick closing. Inquiries in confi-
dence.
Please call 850-673-9425.
LOG HOMES
With as little as
$500 Down
Prestige Home Center
Lake City, Florida
1-800-355-9385


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Deadlines
Are
Monday at 4:00 P.M.


BricK 41K/3JBA house w/nreplace
hardwood & ceramic tile floors
oak cabinets, 2000+ sq ft heated
'pool, outdoor kitchen, ,2-car car-
port, RV/5th wheel shelter on prop-
erty & 12x16 workshop. Under-
ground sprinkler, utilities & invisi-
ble fence. 2 miles from Madison on
1 .2 acres $290.000. 850-973-2339


$500 DOWN
With your land
Factory Direct Prices
No Middle Man!
Prestige Home Center
Lake City Florida
1-800-355-9385
3 BR/2 BA Doublewide
$39,995
Factory Direct
Prestige Home Center
352-752-7751



HEL WANTED4


Publishing, Inc1

Greene Publishing, Inc. is now ac-
cepting applications for current as
well as future position openings.
Experience is preferred but we will
train the nglit indit idualj. Working
.at the new paper 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:


Reporters
- Advertising Sales Associates
Layout & Design
(Experience required)

If you're a responsible adult, punc-
tual, and' have a great attendance
record, please. fax your resume to
Ted at, 850-973-4121, 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.


The City of Madison has one open-
ing in the Street Department for .a
Maintenance worker, light equip-
ment operator, and truck driver.
Applicants must have a valid Flori-
da Class B, Commercial Driver's li-
cense or obtain the same within
six months after being employed,
or you ,will forfeit your position.
Applicants must read and write the
English language, be able to com-
municate orally and be able to fol-
low oral and written instructions.
This position requires a lot of
medium to heavy physical labor.
Applicants should have experience
driving large trucks, 26 tons (trash
and garbage trucks.) It is preferred
that applicants have a high school
diploma or GED. The person hired
for this position must pass a physi-
cal examination, background check
and drug test. We will be accepting
applications for this position from
November 13, 2007 until Novem-
ber 26,2007.
Applications may be picked up at
City Hall Monday through Friday-
from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
The City of Madison is an EOE, a
drug free workplace and recog-
nizes veteran's preference.


General News/School Reporter
needed. Must be a team player,
able to handle multiple tasks, and
be able to cover a variety of stories.
Experience in writing/reporting
preferred, computer experience re-
quired. Must have an excellent
knowledge of English grammar and
, its proper usage. Apply in person
, only at the Madison County Carrier
, .newspaper office, located at 1695
- South SR 53.


Registration and Records Spe-
cialist. Duties include: Assisting
with the day to day record keeping
in the department of Enrollment
Services. Complete job description
on web site.' Qualifications: Must
be High School Graduate, AA/AS
degree preferred. Proficient in Mi-
crosoft software. Applications to:
Director HR, North Florida Com-
munity College, 325 NW Turner
Davis Drive, Madison, Florida
32340. A complete packet includes:
resume and application (available
at www.nfcc.edu). Questions call
850-973-9487. Application packet
must be received by 11/30/2007.
EOE
The City of Madison will be ac-
cepting applications for a trainee
for the Potable Water Department.
Applicants must be 18 years of age,
possess a valid Florida Driver's Li-
cense, High School Diploma or
GED, and pass a drug test, back-
ground check and physical. exami-
nation. We prefer someone with at
least one year of field experience in-
pipe fitting or related background.
Job applications: and job descrip-
tions may be picked up at City Hall'
between the hpurs of 8:0.0 a.m. and
5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
We will be accepting applications
for this position from November
13, 2007 until November 21, 2007.
The City of Madison is an Equal
Opportunity Employer and recog-
nizes veteran's preference :


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.87 acre tract near river
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*2 acres west of Lee $29,900
owner financing
2 acres close to boat ramp
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1 acre Riverfront $44,900
.68 acre Riverfront w/
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6.86 acres SR 221, south of 1-
10, well, septic, power,
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13 acres Riverfront, septic,
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88 acres,. V wooded, V2
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2133 acres Dusty Miller
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LEGAL NOTICE

Madison Superstorage, 401 Martin Luther King Drive, Madison, Florida and Jasper
Superstorage, 1213 US HWY 129N, Jasper, Florida, will have a liquidation sale on
delinquent storage units on August 31,2007, Storage units to be sold will be, in Madi-
son are, Nicholette Williams #12B Unit 8D, John McDonald #5E, Montrell Hawkins
#12E

In Jasper, Leon Black Unit #14 & 44, Marie Brown Unit #70, Monica Green Unit #78,
Curtis McCormack Unit #55, Joseph Miles Unit #80, James Sheppard Unit #41 and
Mary Beth Windham Unit #1. Contents are believed to be household items. Interested
buyers please contact our office at 850-973-2215 before November 30,2007 for info ma-
tion on placing bids.

11/16, 11/23


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
4 IN AND FOR MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA

I CIVIL ACTION

U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE
S,; FOR FIRST FRANKLIN MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST
" '; 2006-FF 14. MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH
CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-FF14,
Plaintiff.

CASE NO. 2007-330 CA
%s DIVISION

TED E. DA. IS. et al,
Defendantlis.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HE REBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure
dated No ember 08, 2007 and entered in Case No. 2007-330 CA of the Circuit Court of-
Sthe THIRD Judicial Circuit in and for MADISON County, Florida wherein U.S. BANK
N NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR FIRST FRANKLIN MORTGAGE
LOAN TRUST 2006-FF14, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SE-
RIES 2006-FF 14, is the Plaintiff and TED E. DAVIS; are the Defendants, I will sell to
i the highest and best bidder for cash at EAST DOOR OF THE MADISON COUNTY
COlRTHOUSE at.11 a.m., on the 7 day of December, 2007, the following described
property as set forth in said Final Judgment:


A PORTION OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF NORTHEAST
QUARTER OF SECTION 34, TOWNSHIP 1 SOUTH, RANGE 10
EAST. BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOL-
LO% S: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID
NORTHWEST QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER,
THENCE NORTH 88 DEGREES 52 MINUTES 34 SECONDS EAST
ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID NORTHWEST QUARTER OF
T HE NORTHEAST QUARTER A DISTANCE OF 240 FEET

TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER AND POINT OF BEGINNING OF
THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PARCEL, THENCE SOUTH 00 DE-
GREES 12 MINUTES 18 SECONDS EAST, PARALLEL WITH THE
EAST LINE OF SAID NORTHWEST QUARTER OF THE NORTH-
S EAST QUARTER A DISTANCE OF 292.23 FEET, THENCE SOUTH
85 DEGREES 06 MINUTES 31 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF
667 FEET, THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 12 MINUTES 18 SEC-
ONDS WEST, PARALLEL WITH SAID EAST LINE OF NORTH-.
% TST QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER A DISTANCE
OF 362.23 FEET TO THE NORTH LINE!OF SAID NORTHWEST,
QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER, THENCE SOUTH 88
DEGC RE ES 52 MINUTES 34 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID NORTH
L I[N A DISTANCE OF 665.89 FEET TO THE POINT OG BEGIN-
NING. SUBJECT TO A GRADED COUNTY ROAD ALONG THE
NORTH SIDE.

A/K/A 1040 SE HARDEE DRIVE, LEE, FL 32059

FILE N1UMBER: F07022676 DOC ID: M003400

An\ person claiming interest in the surplus from the sale. if an), other than ihe
properly owner as orf the dale of the f-is Pendons must file a claim withinn sisl 1 601 days
of ehe sale. ,

1 I TNE SS MY HAND and the seal of this court on Nov. 8, 2007.
"* ""Tim Sanders
Clerk of the Circuit Court

By: Ramond Dickinson
Deputy Clerk'

11/16, 11/23

IN.THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION


WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE
FOR OPTION ONE MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST,
2005-4 ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES. SERIES 2005-4,

Plaintiff,


CASE NO. 07-419 CA


DIVISION

ALEX KAPETANAKIS A/K/A ALEXANDER KAPETANAKIS, et al,
Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Fore-
closure dated November 20, 2007 and entered in Case No. 07419 CA of the Circuit '1
Court of the THIRD Judicial Circuit in and for MADISON County, Florida wherein
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR OPTION ONE MORTGAGE
LOAN TRUST 2005-4 ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-4. is the
Plaintiff and .
ALEX KAPETANAKIS A/K/A ALEXANDER KAPETANAKIS; DEBORAH
KAPETANAKIS; are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash at EAST DOOR OF THE MADISON COUNTY COURTHOUSE at I11:00AM,
on the 20tlih day of December 2007, the following described property as
set forth in said Final Judgment:

.THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED LOT, PIECE OR PARCEL OF
LAND, SITUATE LYING AND BEING IN THE COUNTY OF MADI-
SON, STATE OF FLORIDA, TO WIT:

COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 4.
TOWNSHIP 1 NORTH, RANGE 9 EAST, MADISON COUNTY.
FLORIDA, AND RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 23 MINUTES 55 SEC-
ONDS EAST 3820.06 FEET TO THE WESTERLY MAINTAINED
RIGHT-OF-WAY OF STATE ROAD 53, THENCE NORTH 07 DE-
GREES 38 MINUTES 40 SECONDS EAST ALONG-SAID RIGHT-OF- .
WAY 327.77 FEET, THENCE NORTH 06 DEGREES 28 MINUTES 29
SECONDS EAST 827.47 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING AND LEAVING SAID RIGHT-
OF-WAY RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 29 MINUTES 44 SECONDS
WEST 438.24 FEET, THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 02 MINUTES
-EAST 267.83 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 29 MINUTES 44 4
SECONDS WEST 2743.81 FEET, THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 02
MINUTES EAST 30.0 FEET, THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 29
MINUTES 44 SECONDS EAST 3215.37 FEET TO THE WESTERLY
MAINTAINED RIGHT-OF-WAY OF STATE ROAD 53, THENCE
SOUTH 06 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 20 SECONDS WEST ALONG
SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY 127.29 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 06 DEGRE ES
'28 MINUTES 29 SECONDS WEST 172.70 FEET TO THE POINT OF
%BEGINNING.

SAVING AND EXCEPTING THAT PROPERTY CONVEYED Bi
DEED RECORDED 05/15/1997 IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 437,
PAGE 164, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MADISON COUNTY,
FLORIDA.

A/K/A 3147 NORTH STATE ROAD 53, MADISON, FL 32340

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 sixty (60) days
after the sale.

1 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on 11/21 .2007.
Tim Sanders
Clerk of the
Circuit Court

By: Ramona Dickinson
Deputy

11/16.11/23


NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGS OF THE SCHOOL BOARD
OF MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA

THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA ANNOUNCES THAT
THE- SCHOOL BOARD WILL HOLD ITS REGULAR PUBLIC MEETINGS, TO
WHICH ALL PERSONS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND, AS FOLLOWS:

DATES:

DEC. 4,2007 DEC.18, 2007 JAN.15, 2008 FEB.5, 2008
FEB. 19,2008 MAR. 4,2008 MAR. 18,2008 APRIL 15, 2008
MAY 6,2008 MAY 20, 2008 JUNE 3,2008 JUNE 17, 2008
JULY 1, 2008 JULY 15, 2008 AUG. 5,2008 AUG. 19,2008
SEPT. 2, 2008 SEPT. 16,2008 OCT. 7,200S OCT. 21,2008
NOV.4, 2008 NOV. 18, 2008

TIME: 6:00 P.M.

PLACE: THE SCHOOL BOARD MEETING ROOM
210'NORTH EAST DUVAL AVENUE
MADISON, FLORIDA 32340

PURPOSE: TO CONSIDER AND ACT UPON THE BUSINESS OF THE SCHOOL
BOARD.

A COPY OF EACH AGENDA MAY BE OBTAINED NO EARLIER THAN 7 DAYS
PRIOR TO EACH MEETING BY WRITING TO THE SCHOOL BOARD AT 210
NORTH EAST DUVAL AVENUE, MADISON, FLORIDA 32340 OR BY CALLING
MS. JANE DICKEY AT (850) 973-5022.

PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, ANY PERSON REQUIRING SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS TO PARTICI-
PATE IN ANY OF THE ABOVE MEETINGS IS ASKED TO ADVISE THE SCHOOL
BOARD AT LEAST 4S HOURS BEFORE THE MEETING BY CONTACTING MS.
JANE DICKEY AT (850) 973-5022. IF YOU ARE HEARING OR SPEECH IM-
PAIRED, PLEASE CONTACT THE SCHOOL BOARD BY CALLING 711.

IF A PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE SCHOOL
BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEET-
INGS HE OR SHE WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND THAT,
FOR SUCH PURPOSE, HE OR SHE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM
RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE
TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL ISTO BE BASED.

SCHOOL BOARD OF MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: IS/ LOU S. MILLERL__

LOU S. MILLER,
SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS
.. - . - - : : ."

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
CONCERNING AN AMENDMENT TO THE
CITY OF MADISON LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS

BY THE PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD OF CITY OF MADISON, FLORIDA,
SERVING ALSO AS THE LOCAL PLANNING AGENCY OF THE CITY OF MADI-
SON, FLORIDA, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, PURSUANT TO SECTIONS
163.3161 THROUGH 163.3215, FLORIDA STATUTES, AS AMENDED, AND THE
CITY OF MADISON LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS, AS AMENDED,
HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AS THE LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULA-
TIONS, OBJECTIONS, RECOMMENDATIONS AND COMMENTS CONCERNING
THE AMENDMENT,
AS DESCRIBED BELOW, WILL BE HEARD BY THE PLANNING AND ZONING
BOARD OF THE CITY OF MADISON, FLORIDA. SERVING 4LSO AS THE LO-
CAL PLANNING AGENCY OF THE CITY OF MADISON. FLORIDA. AT PUB-
LIC HEARING ON DECEMBER 6, 2007 AT 4:45 RMI. OR AS SOON T HERE AFTER
AS THE MATTER CAN BE HEARD, IN THE CITY COMMISSION MEETING
ROOM, CITY HALL LOCATED AT 321 SOUTHWEST RUTLEDGE STREET,
MADISON, FLORIDA.

LDR 07-5, AN APPLICATION BY THE CITY COMMISSION, TO AMEND THE
TEXT'OF THE LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS BY AMENDING SEC-
TION 6.2.1 TO INCREASE THE WELLFIELD PROTECTION AREA FROM 300
FEET TO 500 FEET

THE' PUBLIC HEARING MAY BE CONTINUED TO ONE OR MORE FUTURE
DATE. ANY INTERESTED PARTY SHALL BE ADVISED THAT THE DATE, TIME
AND PLACE OF ANY CONTINUATION OF THE PUBLIC HEARING SHALL BE
ANNOUNCED DURING THE PUBLIC HEARING AND THAT NO FURTHER NO-
TICE CONCERNING THE MATTER WILL BE PUBLISHED, UNLESS SAID CON-
TINUATION EXCEEDS SIX CALENDAR WEEKS FROM THE DATE OF THE
ABOVE REFERENCED PUBLIC HEARING.

AT THE AFOREMENTIONED PUBLIC HEARING, ALL INTERESTED PARTIES
MAY APPEAR TO BE HEARD WITH RESPECT TO THE AMENDMENT.

COPIES OF THE AMENDMENT ARE AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC INSPECTION
AT THE OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, CITY
HALL LOCATED AR 321 SOUTHWEST RUTLEDGE STREET, MADISON,
FLORIDA, DURING REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS.

ALL PERSONS ARE ADVISED THAT IF THEY DECIDE TO APPEAL ANY DECI-
SION MADE AT THE ABOVE REFERENCED PUBLIC HEARING, THEIR WILL
NEED A RECORD OFTHE PROCEEDINGS, AND THAT, FOR SUCH PURPOSE,
THEY MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PRO-
CEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EV-
IDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED.

PUBLISH IN THE LEGAL SECTION OF THE MADISON ENTERPRISE-
RECORDER ON NOVEMBER 23,2007.


NOTICE OF ENACTMENT OF ORDINANCES
BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF
MADISON COUNTY. FLORIDA

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE ORDINANCES, WHICH TITLES HERE-
INAFTER APPEAR, WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR ENACTMENT BY THE
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA, AT
PUBLIC HEARINGS ON DECEMBER 5, 2007 AT 9:00 A.M. OR AS SOON THERE-
AFTER AS THE MATTERS CAN BE HEARD, IN THE BOARD ROOM, COURT-
HOUSE ANNEX, LOCATED AT 229 SOUTHWEST PINCKNEY STREET, MADI-
SON, FLORIDA. COPIES OF SAID ORDINANCES MAY BE INSPECTED BY ANY
MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC AT THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY COORDINATOR,
COURTHOUSE ANNEX, 229 SOUTHWEST PINCKNEY STREET, MADISON,
FLORIDA, DURING REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS. ON THE DATE, TIME AND
PLACE FIRST ABOVE MENTIONED, ALL INTERESTED PERSONS MAY AP-
PEAR AND BE HEARD WITH RESPECT TO THE ORDINANCES.
AN ORDINANCE OF MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE FUTURE
LAND USE PLAN MAP OF THE MADISON COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN.
AS AMENDED; RELATING TO AN AMENDMENT OF TEN OR LESS ACRES OF
LAND, PURSUANT TO AN APPLICATION, CPA 07-9, BY THE PROPERTY OWN-
ER OF SAID ACREAGE, UNDER THE AMENDMENT PROCEDURES ESTAB-
LISHED IN SECTIONS 163.3161 THROUGH 163.3215; FLORIDA STATUTES, AS
AMENDED; PROVIDING FOR CHANGING THE LAND USE CLASSIFICATION
FROM RESIDENTIAL-1 (LESS THAN OR EQUAL TO
2 DWELLING UNITS PER ACRE) TO COMMERCIAL OF CERTAIN LANDS
WITHIN THE UNINCORPORATED AREA OF MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA;
PROVIDING SEVERABILITY; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT;
AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

AN ORDINANCE OF MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE FUTURE
LAND USE PLAN MAP OF THE MADISON COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN,
AS AMENDED; RELATING TO AN AMENDMENT OF MORE THAN TEN ACRES
OF LAND, PURSUANT TO AN APPLICATION, CPA 07-10, BY THE PROPERTY
OWNER OF SAID ACREAGE, UNDER THE AMENDMENT PROCEDURES ES-
TABLISHED IN SECTIONS 163.3161 THROUGH 163.3215, FLORIDA STATUTES,
AS AMENDED; PROVIDING FOR CHANGING THE LAND USE CLASSIFICA-
TION FROM AGRICULTURE-2 TO HIGHWAY, INTERCHANGE OF CERTAIN
LANDS WITHIN THE UNINCORPORATED AREA OF MADISON COUNTY,
FLORIDA; FINDING THAT SAID AMENDMENT FURTHERS THE
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OBJECTIVES OF THE EXECUTIVE ORDER OF
THE GOVERNOR DESIGNATING MADISON COUNTY AS A RURAL AREA OF
CRITICAL ECONOMIC CONCERN, PURSUANT TO SECTION 163.3187(L)(C)4.,
FLORIDA STATUTES, AS AMENDED; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY; REPEAL-
ING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE
DATE


THE PUBLIC HEARINGS MAY BE CONTINUED TO ONE OR MORE FUTURE
DATES. ANY INTERESTED PARTY SHALL BE ADVISED THAT THE DATE,
TIME AND PLACE OF ANY CONTINUATION OF THE PUBLIC HEARINGS
SHALL BE ANNOUNCED DURING THE PUBLIC HEARINGS AND THAT NO
FARTHER NOTICE CONCERNING THE MATTERS WILL BE PUBLISHED.

ALL PERSONS ARE ADVISED THAT, IF THEY DECIDE TO APPEAL ANY DECI-
SION MADE AT THE PUBLIC HEARINGS, THEY WILL NEED A RECORD OF
THE PROCEEDINGS AND, FOR SUCH PURPOSE, THEY MAY NEED TO EN-
SURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH
RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE
APPEAL IS TO BE BASED.

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RECORDER ON NOVEMBER 23, 2007.
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