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Madison, Florida


Counterfeit Bills Making


Their Way Through Madison


By Tyrra B Meserve
Greene Publishing, Inc.
According to Madison
County Investigator Ben Ebber-
son, a number of counterfeit
bills have been reported being
passed here in Madison. Store
clerks and individuals need be
cautious of any bill that seems
out of the ordinary If a bill is
encountered that appears to be
a fake, please notify the police
immediately.
The majority of counterfeit
bills being passed have been
twenties; however, there have
also been reports of a couple of
tens and fifties. With counter-
feiters becoming more ad-
vanced and counterfeit money
becoming harder to discern, it
is therefore more important to
know how not to be taken.
Certain precautions can be
used to guard against counter-
feit money being passed and re-
maining in circulation. If a bill
feels "funny" itis possible that


it is a fake. Real money never
has a jagged edge; it will always
be smooth and clean cut. Also,
there is only one bill in exis-
tence with a corresponding ser-
ial number. If a duplicate bill is
noticed bearing the same serial
number, it should be. reported
immediately Never make
change for anyone that is a
-stranger. If faced with counter-
feit money, do not confront the
passer. Alert authorities imme-
diately and try to delay the sus-
pect, but do not try to appre-
hend them. This should be. left
to the police.
Be aware of any money that
is changing hands. Look for the
security strip in all currency
and don't take for granted that
the clerk or person prior has
checked. A simple test of rub-
bing the bill against a sheet of
white paper will show a real bill
as legitimate bills ink never ful-
Please. see COUNTERFEIT,
Page 3A


Man Arrested For Battery

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A Madison County man
was arrested for simple bat-
tery on Thursday, December.
27.
According to a Madison
County Sheriff's Office re-
port, Danny A. Williams, 30,
was involved in a verbal al-
tercation at the Cherry Lake
General Store. The argument. .
escalated with Williams go-
ing to the other party's resi-
dence and fighting with him
in the middle of the road.
Williams left the resi-
dence and went into Madi-
son.
Madison County Sheriff's ...
deputies and Madison Police *
Department officers stopped Photo submitted by Pat Lightcap
Williams at a business on _. ,-
iliam a a in n Law officers have Danny A. Williams, 30, on the ground during his ar-
Rocky Ford Road. rest for battery.


C-C-C-Cold!!

No, Dorothyn This Ain't Kansas! It's Madison!


Fi IIUIU-U lll dIU
Tazen Ferrell, left, holds the plaque he received from his fam-
ily for the rescue of his grandfather and a certificate forbravery
from Sheriff Pete Bucher, right.

Boy Honored For


Rescuing Grandfather

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Tazen Ferrell was honored with a lifesaver award from his
family and an award for bravery from Madison County Sheriff
Pete Bucher on Sunday, December 30.
On December 21i a tree fell and knocked Tazen's grandfather,
Oby Vann, off his tractor. Little Tazen knew that he needed to get
help and he ran a quarter of a mile'to the nearest mobile home to
let them know what had happened. The people went and got Vann
and carried him to the hospital.
The presentation of the awards to Tazen was made before the
Sunday morning worship service at Mount Olive Baptist Church,
where Tazen and his family attend.
Tazen is the son of Ronny and Jessica Ferrell of Madison.
Jacob Bembry can be reached by email at ja-
cob@greenepublishing.com


By Ted Ensminger
Greene Publishing, Inc.
We were all warned. Newspapers, television, and the Internet said it was coming, and it came. A
blistering cold front was predicted throughout Florida, bringing freeze warnings from North Florida
to Miami! Weather, forecasters predicted that temperatures would fall to their lowest levels in over
fire years.
How cold was it? Depends on whom you ask. At weather.com, the hour-by-hour forecast said it got
down to 27 degrees early Thursday .But driving past the Johnson & Johnson's Daktronics electronic
billboard, it was already "up" to 23 degrees by 8 a.m. And, checking the website for Taflhassee.com,
their hourly stats recorded a low of 16 degrees by 6 a.m. on Thursday So, its likely safe to say that
Madison County experienced low temperatures on Thursday, January 3, in the upper teens.
In early January of 2007, this writer had the pleasure of making a weeklong trip to Canada. It's in-
teresting to note that on that entire trip, the temperature was never colder than 23 degrees
As of press time, another blast of the twenties was predicted for early Friday morning. The one
thing we know for sure is this: Cold weather is a nice change, but thank goodness it only comes for
short visits.


Financial State of Madison County Presented To County Commission


By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Madison County Coordinator Allen
Cherry directed the 2006-2007 Annual Re-
port to the Board of County Commission-
ers during the BOCC meeting held Janu-
ary 2. With the help of Assistant Sheri-
lyn Pickles who operated an extensive
PowerPoint presentation, department

Index 3seMioel 4 s


Around Madison County 5-7A
Church 8A
Classifieds/Legals 14-15A
Farm 11A
Jail Report 4A
Outdoors 12A
Real Estate Section B Section
Remote Guide C Section


heads took turns reviewing the
the end of the day, and by all;
Madison County is "good and ge
ter."
Over the next several weeks,
tailed articles regarding depa
achievements and challenges wi
lished. One common element ai
department reports however, wa


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year. At preciation Cherry had for his staff and
accounts, all department heads. "I'm extremely
tting bet- proud of the job each and every member
of the county staff contributed to make
more de- last year a success. And I especially want
rtmental to give a big thanks to Sherilyn Pickels
11 be pub- and Jeanne Bass for all the extra hats
mong the they wore over the past year. They
as the ap- worked so hard," Cherry noted.
In additional business, the Commis-
Ssion voted unanimously to repair the
Bunker Street polling place in anticipa-
tion of next year's election. When the ap-
proximately $10,000 expenditure was out-
lined, Clerk of the Court Tim Sanders
suggested a small current portion of
county office space be moved to the reno-
vated facility immediately following the
*irs," completion of repairs.
iders "The rent we save from shifting office
space will offset the renovation costs in
about 24.months. We'll just give the staff


that works there a one-day leave on Elec-
tion Day That way we can cover it with-
out any special appropriations," Sanders
explained.
This type of innovative and collabo-
rative effort was also a common theme
among the reports. Roads collaborated
with Solid Waste, Animal Control with
the Sheriff, Planning and Zoning with
the Regional Planning Council; the coop-
eration literally involved and touched all
areas of county business.
"This level of commitment and coop-
eration plays such a key role in the
progress we've experienced. In the up-
coming year, we'll keep a formula for
growth while always taking care to con-
tinue our efforts to meet the needs of res-
idents throughout the county," stated
Cherry
Michael Curtis can be reached by
email at michael@greenepublishing.com


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Viewpoints & Opinions


Friday, January 4, 2008


A New Year,



A New Goal
The year of our Lord 2008 is now upon us. I
don't make resolutions each year, but I try to set
goals. In the past, I have failed miserably in my at-
tempts. This year, I hope that I don't fail because
my goal is to become a better man.
If I. modeled myself after my family members,
past and present, I might become the type of per-
son that I hope to become.
If I were like my mother, I would be a more gen-
tle person, yet still be able 'to deal with issues with
a firm hand and a firm resolve.
If I were like my father, I would have a ton of
grit and determination that would help pull me
through anything.
If I were like my sister Debbie, I would have the
gumption to speak my mind and have people listen
to me.
If I were like my brother Danny, I would know
when to be quiet and listen.
If I were like my sister Abbie, I would be able to
melt people's hearts and make them love me for
just being me.
If I were like my sister Sally (who died before
she was two years old), I would have a tremendous
zest for life and a love for dancing.
I would like to think that I do have some of the
qualities that other members of my family have,
but if my family is an oasis, then I'm just an arid,
empty desert. I can pray to become more like them,
but as a Christian, it should not be my goal to be
like 'other people. The only person I should strive
to be like is to be like Christ.
Pray for me as I strive to attain this goal in
2008!

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Letters to the Editor are typed word for word,
comma for comma, as sent to this newspaper.
Dear Editor:
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com-
missioners (FWC) did the right thing at the recent meet-
ing in Key Largo when they unanimously voted to defer
action on whether to downlist the beloved Florida man-
atee from Endangered to Threatened, while voting to go
ahead with a manatee management plan. Much conster-
nation from stakeholders as to the wisdom and consis-
tency of the present criteria have put in doubt the valid-
ity of the listing process which was changed several
years ago to try and make the state process more like an
international process. The result has been confusion
and contention between the agency and those who have
been its most ardent supporters.
The manatee put this listing process in the spotlight
like no other species. Along with the panther, the mana-
tee is a much-loved icon of what is left of wild Florida.
The docile sea cow, most scarred by encounters with
boat propellers, is a living symbol of what we still retain
as to natural resources. Both the seasoned and new FWC
Commissioners made a good first showing in voting to
keep the manatee on the Endangered list and we much
appreciate their thoughtfulness, as well as the leader-
ship shown by Governor Charlie Crist.
The Florida Wildlife Federation includes many con-
servation-minded hunters and anglers who enjoy boat-
ing and using our water resources, but who also want to
ensure that the manatee is here for future generations to
enjoy. As we move forward on revisiting the listing is-
sue, it is hoped all sides can work together and come to
mutual agreement.
Sincerely,
Manley K. Fuller III
President
Florida Wildlife Federation

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From colonial to modern times, George Washington
and Billy Graham had a shared belief in the future and


how to get there.
By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
President George
Washington and Reverend
Billy Graham: in America
today, in small towns and
large towns, there is a
growing disconnection. In
the past these divisions,
however defined, were of-
ten mended by either the
outreach of church leader-
ship like you, Mr. Graham,
or by the shared vision of
leaders like you, Mr. Wash-
ington.
Why isn't it
working today?
George Washington, in
his own words: "Let us
with caution indulge the
supposition that morality
can be maintained without
religion. Whatever may be
conceded to the influence
of refined education and
minds of peculiar struc-
ture, reason and experi-
ence both forbid us to ex-
pect that national morality
can prevail in exclusion of
religious principle."
Billy Graham, in his
own words: "The world we
are creating by our choices
today is the legacy we leave
to our children and grand-
children. An Australian
.science writer and social
analyst has said, 'It may be
that the greatest wrong we
are doing to our children is
the creation of a culture
that gives them little more
than themselves to believe
in and no cause for hope or
optimism.'
I believe one reason is
because they think most
leaders-whether in poli-


tics, or education, or busi-
ness, or even religion-are
only in it for themselves,
and for what they will get
out of it. Our world needs
leaders who are willing to
sacrifice their own ambi-
tions and own goals for the
cause of a higher goal-
the goal of doing God's
will, of doing what is best
for others and for this
world."


DETOUR?


On the early morning of the 21st, as Iirode ito Madi-
son, there was a "Road Closed" sign, "Detour to the left
or right." Of course, I took the left after mumbling and
grumbling. This was all I needed this morning, to have
my life thrown off track. Well, I followed the rest of the
slow moving, confused, upset drivers as we went right
around Lake Francis to get around the road closure. It,
was almost like entering a different world.
SThe morning sun was glistening off the water and
several large white birds were perched in the trees. On
the dock rails, some were in flight or in the water along
with several other ducks and such. They were taking
their morning dips arid drying in the breeze. It was o
Sbeautiful and peaceful, and slowed me down even more.
I even pulled over and took some pictures. ,
:. This little inconvenience was definitely God-sent, to
remind me to slow down, and remember the reason for b
the season and appreciate my life for what it is. I hope r
others who took the detour to the left were relieved
when they found out what they were missing as well.
During the remainder of my newspaper delivery
route, I must have taken that ,same detour about three .
times, each With the sade relaxation as the first.
S 'i also 6experlenced itakmg.the' detour t6 ,h i-;. t'.
That route took me past the Four Freedbims '
down Range Street from one end to the other. That also ,
helped lift my spirit, seeing all the lampposts and store-
front windows decorated for the season. Iqeven noticed a
few new stores that I didn't realize were there. The
downtown merchants definitely gave me more holiday:,
-spirit, almost as if it were a small town-scene out of a
Victorian Christmas picture.
So, when life throws you off track, don't complain.
Instead, look for the message that's being sent to you
from above.
Due to an unfortunate hand injury causing me to be
unable to write, I missed the chance to wish all my read-
ers a very happy New Year! May 2008 bring you all good p
health and happiness in the year ahead!
"I love this crazy, tragic, sometimes almost magic,
awful, beautiful life." That line comes from an older
country song I heard recently It seems to explain my life
perfectly This is a new year and a new start. I will con-
tinue to try to learn from my mistakes and become a
stronger, healthier person. My family will always be the
center of my life as we go into 2008.
I promised you a series about "Living with little peo-
ple." Well, I didn't forget. I will be starting that next
week.


By Tyrra B. Meserve

Did You Make A Resolution Last Year/Did You Keep It?


Doris Kelynack
"No, I don't
make them ei-
ther; we're sis-
ters, not twins."


Penelope
Halabiyeh
"Absolutely not;
why disappoint
myself?"

Willie Gillyard

"Save more
money! Nope."


"Telling it like it is with honesty and integrity"
t 'b mabison Gntertptis-RcCotbct
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New Enterprise established 1901,
Consolidated June 25, 1908
Published weekly by Greene Publishing, Inc., 1695 S. SR 53,
Madison, FL 32340. Periodicals postage PAID at Madison Post Of-
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news matter, or subscriptions that, in the opinion of the manage-
ment, will not be for the best interest of the county and/or the own-
ers of this newspaper, and to investigate any advertisement submit-
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All photos given to Greene Publishing, Inc. for publication in
this newspaper must be picked up no later than 6 months from the
date they are dropped off. Greene Publishing, Inc. will not be
responsible for photos beyond said deadline.


Candace West

"Yes, to pass
high school/ Yes,
I did."


Kenneth Adam


"No, I didn't"




Polly Perkins

"No, I don't
make them."


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VIEWPOINTS & OPINIONS


Friday,January 4, 2008


The Madison Enterprise-Recorder 3A


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Financial Blues protects
protects
t h e
Now that the holidays have come and gone, the bills perime-
ter; the
will soon begin to arrive. You may be shocked at the to- ter; e
tal amount on your credit cards. Didn't realize all the c a r n
fun you had during the holiday season had such a price on o x-
tag? You may have overspent like many other Ameri- idemeter
cans. It can be difficult to avoid the traps of sophisticat- monitor
ed marketing techniques utilized by retailers. Whatev- the air;
er the reason, overspending can leave us with a Holiday a n d
spending problem a large debt. Dr. Michael Gutter, Fi- sdmetok e
nancial Management Specialist with the University of detectors
Florida highlights several strategies that may be helpful aler you
for you to do. to signs
First, determine the total amount of money you of fire.
spent over the Holidays. Believe it or not, most people But
avoid looking at the total. Take time to sort out your about
bills and add up exactly how much money you spent on your wa-
the holidays. While this may not be a fun task, it will t e r ?
give you a clear picture of the money you now owe. A Could the safe
word of warning, you may be shocked at the total! Don't ome be bree
be overwhelmed, you can pay off your debts with steady, inside
consistent payments. intruder?
You may need to give your credit cards a holiday If your h
While you are planning out your repayment plan, yousalt-based wa
should put the cards away. Do not take them with you get rid of it.
-Water softeners
unless you need them for refunds or exchanges. Operate er sooner
on a cash only basis for the next few months while you your water, a
are paying down credit cards. sodium has
The next step is to set up a debt repayment plan and been shown
stick to it. This need not involve a third party, just anhealth issues
weight gain, hy]
honest discussion and different choices on your part. w ga
Create a timeline to pay off your debts. One great tool and stroke. Th
for this is PowerPay It is a free online program devel- Heart Associa
oped by Utah Extension to help you organize your debts, that sal-softe
create a calendar for repayment, and show you how to can causean el
most efficiently use extra money to pay down your debt um level. As wi
more efficiently patches, sodium
One thing you want to avoid is the post holiday sales. absorbed thr
We all know you can get some great deals, but you can go skin, maing
concern for b
broke practicing this savings plan you are still spend- co n
*2 A u; i' i s wfl1as drking
ing money By no.mang purchases, you wi be aleo
engage in real sayings? '-::: ., ., C i
Part of your holiday repayment plan needs to in-
elude a way to start saving now for 2008. It becomes dif-
ficult to meet your expectations for the holidays year af-
ter year without planning ahead. By knowing what you
spent this past year, you can set up a goal to have a cer-
tain amount in a savings account to use for the next hol-
iday season. Imagine how much sweeter it would feel to
not owe anything for all of the things you enjoyed. Plus
use some of those months to start putting money (or ad- (NU) If yc
Sditional money) aside for your future. swim in the oc
For more information on money management or as- probably cross
sistance with developing a repayment plan, contact the there any shark
Madison County Extension Service. More than
The University of Florida Extension/IFAS Madison imal, sharks see
County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Affirma- tion, to say the ]
tive Action Employer authorized to provide research, are statistically
educational information and other services only to indi- remain frighte
viduals and institutions that function without regard to dread the possil
race, color, sex, age, handicap or national origin, in person.


COUNTERFEIT

cont from page 1A

ly dries and will rub off
slightly
"Funny money" can
be passed from unwitting
victim to unwitting victim
numerous times before be-
ing pulled, so keep a close
eye. Call' 911 if it is sus-
pected that the bill is not
legal.
"You just never can
tell," Ben Ebberson warns.
Do not become a victim of
the counterfeit bills that
are still out there. It is your
money that is on the line.


concern. Water softeners
do nothing to filter chlo-
rine, or chlorine byprod-
ucts, out of your water.
Municipalities use chlo-
rine to treat water for bac-
teria
and oth-
e r
threats.
Chlo-
rine
does this
well but
is then
left to
cause
health
n rn hb


harmful to the environ-
ment.
If you're concerned
about your family's home
security, consider in-
stalling a whole-house wa-
ter system. You can enjoy
fresh mineral-rich. heart-


healthy water from every
faucet and shower in your
home.
For more information
regarding water safety,
visit LifeSource Water
Systems' web site at
wwiw. ifeSourceWatercom.


pr1 Today is the first day of a brand new year and it is a
lems of beautiful one. Our wish for each of you is that you will
its own. be blessed with good health and prosperity what more
It is a does anyone need to be happy?
ma jor Though we 'celebrated' New Year's Eve alone we en-
nose and
nose and joyed it except for the TV coverage most of it was not
throat
t at only bad but awful. We've always enjoyed Dick Clark but
irritt didn't find him in Times Square where he was supposed
ty of your just think of your wa- to be (it seemed that mostly kids from eight to about fif-
:hed by an tery eyes after swimming teen were being entertained by male bands making loud,
in the pool. It is also a fre- discordant noises on their instruments while their
quent cause of dry skin mostly female(and much too young) fans screamed
ome has a and hair. Federal regula- oriny
adoringly
er softener, tions allow drinking water So we went to Hollywood where the only thing or
to be treated with, and to person we recognized was Fergie. At least she wore a
add salt to contain, more than twice very lovely gown. But that is the only thing we liked.
and excess the chlorine levels recom-
d excess the chlorine levels reco Next, we accidentally found Atlanta we did not know
repeatedly mended for swimming that city had established its own New Year tradition, the
to lead to pools. Peach. Drop. And that was bettert- at least, we finally
including Eco-friendly Life- heard Auld Lang Syne as well as some good and intelli-
rpertension Source Water Systems em- gible country music.
e American phasizes the importance of So we stayed up until long after midnight and after '
:ion warns ensuring clean, great-tast- the huge peach came down, we stepped onto the deck
ned water ing water for your family and, with our entire-place aglow with Christmas lights:
evated sodi- without adding salt or and with fireworks all over Lee welcoming in little New'
.th nicotine chemicals to your water Year 2008, we patted Ben (the dog) on the head and said,
n is readily supply Water softeners are app ew Ben!
"Happy New Year, Ben!"
ough the detrimental to our envi- And Happy New Year to you, folks.
it a health ronment as well. Salt soft-
it a health ronment as w Salt soft- P.S. We sent a short column to Greene Publishing
bathing as eners waste water and pro- in hris" lyit
g. ducea salty brine that can g ut apparent
a another n erece adas hijacked on the mail line for Llsa sid she never
s anoernpq erecycled got it so naturally asm *~t one.






5 Fun Facts About Sharks


ou have ever taken a
ean, the thought has
sed your mind: Are
ks nearby?
my other marine an-
em to hold our atten-
least. Though attacks
y rare, many people
rned of sharks and
bility of meeting one


But beyond their reputation of
dangerousness, sharks are fascinat-
ing animals, both in terms of their
biology and the place they hold in
our popular culture. Here are five
fun facts to chew on about these cap-
tivating carnivores:
1. That's one fast fish. Most
sharks are fast swimmers, but some
species are exceptionally quick.
Mako sharks, for instance, smaller
cousins of the great white shark,
can reach speeds of up to 60 miles
per hour.
2. An electrifying an-
imal. One of the most
unique attributes of BR]
sharks is a series of jelly-
filled pores that cover
their heads and allow
them to detect the natural
electrical fields emitted by
other animals.
Some species of
sharks can detect fields of
Fai


timeter, more than 5 million times
greater than anything a human
could feel. This sense allows sharks
to detect prey hidden in sand or oth-
er out-of-sight places.
3. Sharks on camera. Underwa-
ter experts Ron and Valerie Taylor
made history in 1971 when they
filmed the first-ever underwater 35
mm recording of the majestic-but-
deadly great white shark near Dan-
gerous Reef, off the South Aus-
tralian coast.
The event was chronicled in
their documentary "Blue Water,
White Death," which boasted a $5,


million box office debut in 1971, a
landmark at that time. The film was
brought to DVD for the'first time
this year by MGM Home Entertain-
ment.
4. A living fossil. In January
2007, a rare frilled shark was found
swimming in Japan's Awashima
Marine Park. This species of shark,
believed to have changed very little
since prehistoric times, usually
swims thousands of feet below the
water's surface, so live sightings of
the animal are exceedingly rare.
5. A big bite of the box office.
Steven Spielberg's movie "Jaws"
was the first film to earn more than
$100 million at the box office, mak-
ing it the first true blockbuster.
The film made use of anima-
tronic sharks as well as footage of
live great white sharks shot by Ron
and Valerie Taylor, the same hus-
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ao, enfortcment & gional Crime


Friday, January 4, 2008


Kansas Doctor Charged Madson County...


In Prescription J


Drug Overdoses


A Haysville, .Kan., physician was
charged today with illegally distribut-
ing prescription drugs to his patients,
directly causing the deaths of at least
four of them.
Stephen J. Schneider, 54, and his
wife, Linda K. Schneider, 49, both of
Haysville were arrested Thursday after
a federal grand jury in Topeka returned
a 34-count indictment. They will make
an initial appearance at i:30 p.m. Friday
in federal court in Wichita. The charges
include:
One count of conspiracy
Five counts of unlawful distribu-
tion of controlled substances resulting
in serious bodily injury and death
Eleven counts of health care fraud
Thirteen counts of illegal mone-
tary transactions
Four counts of money laundering.
"Dr. Schneider is charged with un-
lawfully prescribing large quantities of
potentially dangerous narcotic medica-
tions," said U.S. Attorney Eric Melgren.
"At least four of his patients died from
accidental overdoses that investigators
believe were directly caused by medica-
tions he prescribed. In the past 5'years,
a total of 56 patients he treated died
from accidental prescription drug over-
doses."
A 65-page indictment describes
Schneider Medical Clinic, 7030 S. Broad-
way in Haysville, as a "pill mill" open 7
days a week. Schneider and his assis-
tants unlawfully wrote prescriptions for
Fentanyl, Methadone, Morphine, Oxy-
codone and other narcotic medications.
Scheduling patients 10 minutes apart,
the clinic billed more than $4 million to
health benefit programs. Linda Schnei-
der, the manager of the clinic's business
operations, often urged the clinic's staff


to work faster, the indictment says.
From 2002 to 2007, at least 56 of Schnei-
der's patients died of accidental drug
overdoses, the indictment says, but
Schneider and his assistants did noth-
ing to alter their practices. They ig-
nored red flags indicating that patients
were abusing, diverting or becoming ad-
dicted to the medications, the indict-
ment says. And they continued prescrib-
ing pain killers, muscle relaxers and
other medications outside the course of
usual medical practice and not for legit-
imate medical purpose.
Four patients died as a direct result of
Schneider's actions, the indictment
says, including:
Patricia G., 49, who died June 20,
2005, from an-accidental overdose of Hy-
drocodone, Oxycodone and Benzodi-
azepines.
Eric T., who died April 22, 2006,
from an accidental overdose of Hy-
drodocone, Oxycodone, Methadone and
Soma.
Robin G., who died May 15, 2007,
from Fentanyl intoxication.
Katherine S., 46, who died Nov. 25,
2003, from an accidental overdose.
During a different time period for
which comparable information is avail-
able 2003 through 2006 51 of Schnei-
der's patients died of accidental drug
overdoses while the greatest number of
comparable deaths associated with any
other doctor was 9 and that doctor was
treating AIDS patients. Assistant
U.S. Attorney Tanya Treadway and As-
sistant U.S. Attorney Alan Metzger are
prosecuting. As in any criminal case, a
person is presumed innocent until and
unless proven guilty. The indictment
filed merely contains allegations of
criminal conduct.


12/26/07
Harrison Mills Haynes Criminal
Registration
Kenneth Michael Placzkowski -
VOP (circuit)
12/27/07
Ronny Burt Hall
Allowing unauthorized person to dri-
ve
Jerry Allen Hall No valid or ex-
pired drivers license
Jeremy Wayne Andrews Failure
to appear (arraignment)
Danny Anitone Williams Battery
(touch or strike)
12/28/07
Jerry Lewis Out of county war-
rant
Gregory Jerrod Tillman Dealing
stolen property theft/traffic
Charles William Bolen Disor-
derly conduct, resisting officer w/o
violence
12/29/07
Gene Warren Russell III Crimi-
nal mischief, VOP (circuit), domestic
violence/battery
Eugene Jerome Harris I I VOP
(circuit)
12/30/07
Jerry Franklin Sapp Contempt of
court, driving while license suspend-
ed (habitual offender), Possession of
firearm by convicted felon, driving
while license suspended revoked or
cancelled


Stephen Troy Harrell Burglary
of a structure
12/31/07
Stephen Troy Harrell-Grand theft
III
Anthony Sharod Simpo Posses-
sion of cocaine
David Lee Chadwel 1-
VOP (circuit)
Edward Benjamin Wise Posses-
sion of stolen property
William Adam Fourakres -
Aggravated assault w/ deadly
weapon
Timothy Lorenzo McCray Dri-
ving while license suspended revoked
or cancelled
Diangelo Domaine Hills
Allowing unauthorized person to dri-
ve
James Edgar Brown Driving
while license suspended revoked or
cancelled
1/1/08
Blake Claude Martin Possession
of cocaine, drug paraphernalia
Joshua Allen Freeman Possession
of cocaine, drug paraphernalia
Tracey Lavaughn Durant Order re-
voking bond or ROR, criminal mis-
chief (excess $1000), Resisting offi-
cer w/o violence
Wilbert Clarence Sears VOP
(county)
Larry Pride Driving while under
the influence


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Wate Gerd Ju3ll JaCon/R.


Stanley

ZakrFe441 Jr.
Walter Stanley Za-
krzeski, Jr., age 59, of Val-
dosta died on Sunday, De-
cember 30, 2007, after a
brief illness.
He was born on May
12, 1948 in Little Rock, Ark.
to the late Walter Stanley
Zakrzeski, Sr. and Dorothy
Huffman DuPree. Mr. Za-
krzeski was a U.S. Army
veteran having served in
Vietnam and had last
worked in the printing in-
dustry as a plant manager
at Relief Printing in Madi-
son, Mr. Zakrzeski was of
the Catholic Faith.
Survivors include his
four children, Lisa Kruse,
Nick Zakrzeski, Justin Za-
krzeski, and Sarah Za-
krzeski; a granddaughter,
Madison Kruse, all of Val-
dosta; two sisters and
brother-in-law, Alice Gon-
zales, Billie and Dale Red-
dell; a brother and sister-
in-law, John and Paulette
Zakrzeski, all of Califor-
nia; numerous nieces;
nephews; and other family
members.
There will be no ser-
vices held and Mr. Zakrzes-
ki will be cremated accord-
ing to his wishes. Carson
McLane Funeral Home is
serving the Zakrzeski fam-
ily Condolences to the fam-
ily may be conveyed online
at www.mclanefuneralserv-


Arclhie


Norris
Gerald Archie Nor-
ris, Sr., age 73, Died on
Wednesday, December 26,
2007, in Madison.
Funeral Services
were held Saturday, De-
cember 29, 2007, 2 p.m. at
Beggs Funeral Home
with interment at Ever-
green Cemetery, in
Greenville, Florida.
The family received
friends at Beggs Funeral
Home on Friday, Decem-
ber 28, from 6-8 p.m.
Gerald was born on
October 10, 1934 in Madi-
son County, the son of
the late Archie Norris
and Addie McGill Nor-
ris. He was a life-long
resident of Greenville.
He was a heavy
equipment operator for
the State of Florida. He
was very active in the
Lovett-Hamburg Volun-
teer Fire Department
and was awarded the
State of Florida Volun-
teer Fire Fighter of the
Year in 1986. He was very
deserving of this award
and spent countless
hours working with the
Volunteer Fire Depart-
ment. He was a member
of the St. Johns Baptist
Church in Greenville.
He is survived by his
wife of 51 -years, Mary
Evelyn Wright Norris;
three sons and daugh-
ters-inlaw,: Jerry and'"
Lori Norris of Bates-
burg, S.C., Jeff and Abby
Norris of Greenville,
Jack and Samantha Nor-
ris of Jennings; nine
grandchildren; two sis-
ters, Doris Norris New-
man, and Bertha Norris
Day; and numerous oth-
er relatives and friends.
Memorials may be
made to the Hamburg-
Lovett Volunteer Fire
Dept., 6935 NW Lovett
Road, Greenville, FL
32331.


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Julia Stol
age 80, a life Il
of Madison, p
Friday, Decem
at Lake Park
Nursing Home
Funeral
were held M
cember 31, a
Beggs Funera
Madison witi
Pine Grove Ce
The family
friends at Beg
Home on Sun
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Dixon wa
Madison Cou
gust 15, 1927,
ter of the late
ly and Pol
Stokely Coch
was a life long
Madison.
She was a
and a memb
Grove Baptist
She is surv
sons, Kenne
(Olympia) of
and Fredd:
(Melanie) of
two daughter
Dixon Vann o
and Martha
bert of Brooks
She was b
eight grandcl
great-grand ch
a host of other
and friends.


The family of the late Eddie "Pete" Williams, Sr.,
would like to thank everyone for your prayers, words
of comfort and your loving support during our time of
bereavement. May,God continue to bless you is our
prayer.
The Williams Family


SS 1 Way Back When

kely Dixon, Jason R. "Manny" January 3,1958
)ng resident Sheffield, age 31, of Live Mrs. E P Sanders, Jr, entertained with a chil-
assed away Oak passed away Decem- dren's party New Year's Eve, complimenting her-
iber 28, 2007 ber 30, 2007. The son, Ted, on the occasion of his third birthday Ted
of Madison Gainesville native lived received many many nice gifts. Mrs. E.P Sanders,
e. most of his life in Jasper, Sr., Brenda Baker and Randy Mickler assisted in
Services and later moved to live in entertaining the children.
[onday, De- Live Oak 10 years ago. Mr. Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Ayer entertained 50 or
t 2 p.m. at Sheffield was a welder in more guests at open house New Year's Eve, at their
al Home in steel construction and at- country home on Livingston Lake. Mr Ayer's uncle
i burial in tended the First Assembly and house guest, Dr Guy Ayer of Atlanta, Ga.,was
*metery of God. -an out-of-town guest.
ly received Funeral services were Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Wynn and daughter,
ggs Funeral conducted at 11 a.m. on Juanita, and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Wynn of Cly-
day, Decem- Thursday, January 3, at the attville, Ga., had Christmas dinner with Mr and 0
8 p.m. First Assembly of God N Mrs: Jack Hunter at Cherry Lake.
is born in with Rev. Donald Suggs January 5, 1968
nty on -Au- and Rev. Darin Wilson offi- Mrs. Rosa Hay has returned to Mrs. Audrey
the daugh- ciating. Interment fol- Wood's rest home from a two weeks' visit during
Gibb Stoke- lowed at the First Assem- the holidays with her son, Mr Billy Hay in Ft.
ly Knight bly of God Cemetery Lauderdale. Mr Hay accompanied his mother
iran. She Mr. Sheffield is sur- there and back to Madison.
resident of vived by his wife, Kelli 9 Mr Robert Kinsey has entered FSU for this se-
Sheffield; parents, Ray and mester and will make his home in Tallahassee. He
homemaker Joni Sheffield of Jasper; I has been in Lee for the past two years with his
er of Pine father, Carl Burns of grandparents, Mr and Mrs. S.A.Kinsey Sr, and at-
Church. Ocala; two daughters, tended North Florida Junior College.
rived by two Alexis and Macy Sheffield; I Mr andMrs. Frank Davis spent the NewYear's
ath Dixon one sister, Rachel Hawkins .weekend with their son-in-law and daughter, Dr.
Lady Lake, of Jasper; one brother, and Mrs. Paul W Caro and son, Phil, in Dothan,
ie Dixon Cliff Sheffield of Jasper; Ala.
Madison; and maternal grandpar- January 6, 1978
ers, Betty ents, Joan Crumine of The Inspirations Quartet from Bryson City
if Madison, Ocala and William Henry N.C. willbe in Madison on Januaryl2, at the North
Dixon Tal- Seeber of Silver Springs. Florida Junior College Auditorium at 8 p.m. They
sville. Daniels Funeral Home are being sponsored by Beulah Baptist Church. *
lessed with and Crematory, Inc. of Live Mr. and Mrs. WM. Barber of Callahan are an-
hildren; 10 Oak is in charge of all nouncing the arrival of Carole Lynn, weighing 5
lildren; and arrangements. lbs., 3 oz., and William Mark, weighed at 7 lbs., 1 oz:,
er relatives on December 24, 1977 at Baptist Medical Center in
fJacksonville.
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Beckhorn^

Deloris Beckhorn,
age 71, passed away on De-
cember 26, 2007. She is sur-
vived by her husband,
Robert, of 55 years; son
William; and daughter
Barbara.
She was a resident of
Madison County for 5
years. She played the key-
board'for church at the
Suwannee Valley Chapel
in White Springs.
In addition to her hus-
band, son and daughter,
she leaves behind several
grandchildren and three
great-grandchildren.
Her memorial was held
in Lake City


January 4
The Dixie Echoes of
Pensacola will be in con-
cert at Unity Baptist
Church on Friday, Janu-
ary 4, 2008 starting at 7
p.m. Everyone is invited
to atttend.
January 4
Lee Worship Center
.will be hosting a Gospel
Jam and fish fry on Fri-
day, January 4, begin-
ning at 7 p.m. Everyone
is welcome to attend. If
you are interested in per-
forming during the con-
cert, please contact
Allen or Brenda Mc-
Cormick at (850) 971-
4135.
January 8
On Tuesday, January
8, 2008, the Suwannee
River Water Manage-
ment District's Govern-
ing Board will meet at 9
a.m. at District Head-
quarters. The meeting is
to consider District busi-
ness and conduct public
hearings on regulatory
and land acquisition
matters. All meetings,
workshops, and hearings
are open to the public.
January 9
The 55 Plus Club will
be held on Wednesday
January 9, at the United
Methodist Community
Center. Everyone in the
community 55 years old
and older is cordially in-
vited to attend. The 55
Plus Club is open to all
faiths. Cherry Lake Unit-
ed Methodist Church
will be hosting the lun-
cheon, and plan to serve
soup, sandwiches,
dessert, and iced tea. For
more information about
55 Plus Club, or any out-
reach ministry of the
United Methodist Coop-
erative, contact Linda
Gaston, Coordinator at
(850) 929-4938.


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Sheriff To Discuss Identity Theft


Safeguards At 55 Plus Club


By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
On January 9 at noon,
the 55 Plus Club will hold
its monthly luncheon at
the United Methodist Co-
operative Ministries Cen-
ter located on the Valdos-
ta Highway The guest
speaker for this meeting
will be Madison County
Sheriff Pete Bucher.
Sheriff Bucher will be
discussing the topic of
"Identity Theft," with
special emphasis on se-
nior safeguards.


Sheriff Pete Bucher


Seniors are particu-
larly venerable to Identity
Theft because thieves re-
alize. that the 55-plus
crowd typically has more
wealth and credit to at-
tack. Also, there is often
less familiarity with In-
ternet security issues in
general.
To learn more about
the 55 Plus Club or to
make arrangements to
visit the January 9 meet-
ing, contact 55 Plus Coor-
dinator Linda Gaston at
850-929-4938.


ToPatc FieSafety
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Submitted from theFlorida DOHCommunca-
tionsDirector
State emergency management and fire of-
ficials are urging residents to check their heat-
ing appliances, smoke detectors and chim-
neys in preparation for colder temperatures
that are expected to arrive in Florida this
week. By taking basic safety precautions, res-
idents can reduce their chances of fire, prop-
erty damage and loss of life.
Residents should check the operation of
their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide de-
tectors, making sure to replace the old batter-
ies. Electrical extension cords need to be in
proper condition and correct rating for the
heater. Persons should not overload wall
plugs and individual circuits with multiple
appliances.
Last year, 183 Floridians died from fire-re-
lated causes and at least 770 were injured. Of
the structure fires reported in 2006 to the State
Fire Marshal's Office, only thirty-eight per-
cent had a smoke detector present Forty-one
percent had no smoke detector present, and it
could not be determined in twenty-e per-
cent of the fires.


Some important safety tips to keep in
mind from the Division of State Fire Marshal:
Have gas heaters and other gas appli-
ances checked for leaks or damage.
Check and clean air conditioners for any
dust that could spark afire when turned on for
the first time.
Keep space heaters at least three feet
away from furniture, walls and drapes.
Clean chimneys regularly and do not
burn anything in the fireplace other than fire-
wood.
Bmrn candles in a sturdy holder and ex-
tinguish all flame when leaving a room or at
bedtime.
Keep children and pets away from any
flame or fire source.
Review and practice your family's fire es-
cape plan.
You can find more safety tips on the State
Fire Marshal's web site at wwwildfscom
where you would select Fire Safety Informa-
tion index. For more information on the
Florida Division of Emergency Management
and to GET A .PLAN, go,, to:.,,
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"A man someone would write about"
It's a song I have on a gospel CD
Every time I hear it, I think of someone
So very special and dear to me

This is a man someone should write about
So others can read about
him generations from now
He has a special place in my heart
So I want to express it in
writing somehow

I was very young the first time I met him
Not even sure of my age back then
But the occasion I shall never forget
I must have been about eight or ten

He came to sing at a neighbor's home
Maybe they were practicing,
they were a local band
Though they never made the big time
I thought they surely were the
best in the land

As fate would have it, my sister
caught his eye
And the next thing I knew,
he was asking her out
Thus began his legacy the way I know it
So I'll try to share with you
what I'm talking about

He was such a handsome young man
One that would cause anyone to stare
And just as handsome on the inside
Kind and caring, such a gentle spirit there

I knew right away that he was special
Mary Evelyn was the reason
he came to call
But when he was there I
always hung around
I was just a kid, but he didn't mind at all

In fact, I've observed over the years
He really loves people and loves to have
them all around
It's only in the solitude
That he might seem a little down


The vows they shared
on their wedding day
And those vows have remained true
To this day in every way

They always had "fun" things planned
For their guests and family to do
Like camping or skiing
or a day on the pontoon
A fish fry a camp fire, a game
of Pig Hog or two

Who could forget "Herbie"
and the three wheeler too
All the kids were entertained at home
None of them got into trouble
None had the desire to roam

Now they have sized down to
a little golf cart
As life moves slower all changed by time
But still a thrill riding across the acres
Enjoying nature, the pond and the pines

Everyone should remember
all you did for your community
The Volunteer Fire Department,
on call day and night
Giving of yourself, your time and energy
So that others would be alright

The peanut boils, the Country Christmas
Leading music in your church
The world's a better place
for all you've done
Ministering to others in time
of need or hurt

The legacy you will leave when
you're no longer here
Is your awesome example,
your serving heart & genuine love
You never chased after the
riches of this world
But I'm sure your mansion will be the
grandest one above

And so Gerald, I want to thank you
For making Mary Evelyn and her people
to be your very own


But that's seldopa problem, their ,And thanks to both of you for givig m,
home is usually buzzing A place that I've always called "home.,
People coming and going and
the phone always ringing Written especially for Gerald Norris the
And why not, with such loving hospitality best Brother-in-Law anyone could hope to
Mary Evelyn always has have
good food cooking
Janie Reid
I recall "Thy People Shall Be My People" Feb. 6,2005


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By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Lee Worship Center
will host a gospel sing and
fish fry on Friday, January
4, beginning at 7 p.m.
Everyone is invited to
attend the sing and fish fry
The sing will be open mi-
crophone, so anyone who
plays an instrument or
sings is invited to attend
and enjoy great gospel mu-
sic.
Everyone is asked to
bring a covered dish to go
with fish.
Lee Worship Center is
located on Magnolia Street
in Lee.
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iDevoed30Year


ToMain ABettr Maison


By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc
Following fourteen
years as an environmental
health officer with Madison
County Ron Mandziara took
over Mosquito Control as
part of his health depart-
ment responsibilities in
1989. Following his retire-
ment from the health de-
partment in 1992,
Mandziara made Mosquito
Control his focus. From that
time, until his retirement
this past December 31,
Mandziara combined good
old hard work with innova-
tive techniques in order to
continually improve Mos-
quito Control, and then later
in 1997, Animal Control.
"There are prevention
aspects of mosquito and an-
imal control that can be im-
proved by simply educating


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Michael Curtis, January 2, 2008
Ron Mandziara dedicat-
ed over 30 years to making
Madison County safer and
healthier.
residents and reinforcing
that education. There are
also more environmentally
friendly approaches to con-
sider, like the use of Gam-


bosia for instance, in mos-
quito control. But some-
times we're at the mercy of
features that can't be con-
trolled, like weather,"
Mandziara explained.
"Over time, I tried to employ
every resource and informa-
tion available to improve the
delivery and effectiveness of
our services," he added.
For instance, in 1997
when Mandziara took over
Animal Control, there were
basically no formal animal
control services anywhere
in the county So without a
budget to speak of,
Mandziara just took the ball
and ran with it.
Mandziara and wife Ori-
ana live in Madison, where
his mother Francis also
lives nearby Mandziara's
family including daughters
Michelle LeBlanc and Cheri


Green, have called Madison
County home for many
years.
"I'll miss working with
so many good people. Madi-
son County is an incredible
community In addition to
my professional experi-
ences, there are so many
memorable events. One I'll
never forget happened in
1988 when our family homes
were devastated by a.torna-
do.
Shortly afterwards, the
Sheriff arrived and gave us
a thousand dollars "just to
help out." Examples like
this are everywhere and I'm
very proud to have carried
that tradition into my
work," Mandziara went on
to say Michael Curtis can be
reached by email at
michaeIl()greenepublishing.
com.


IRS Grants CFO Sink's Request That

MSFH Grants Not Be Subject To Federal Income Tax


Florida Chief Finan-
cial Officer Alex Sink to-
day announced grants
awarded to homeowners
through the My Safe
Florida Home (MSFH)
program will not be re-
ported as taxable income
to the federal govern-
ment.
CFO Sink made the
announcement after re-
ceiving a Letter Ruling
from the Internal Rev-
enue Service (IRS) stat-
ing that MSFH grants
will be excluded from
"gross incomes for feder-
al income tax purposes."
"Floridians taking
personal responsibility
to harden their homes
and receive a grant from
the My Safe Florida
Home program shouldn't
be hit with an additional
tax bill in January 2008,"
said CFO Sink, who runs
the Department of Fi-
nancial Services and the
MSFH program. "I com-
mend the JRS for granti-
ng our request that miti-
gation grants should not
be considered part of a
homeowner's income."
Following a June 2007
request from CFO Sink,
the IRS issued a Letter
Ruling in late November
that all grants given
through the MSFiH pro-
gram will not be consid-
ered income and will not
be reported as income to
the federal government.
Without this recent rul-
ing, matching grant re-
cipients could have been
facing a tax liability of


$1,250 on a $5,000 MSFH
grant, based on the IRS
Flat Tax calculation rate
of 25 percent.
With $8.6 million in
grants issued to date,
CFO Sink's request has
potentially saved Floridi-
ans from being subject to
approximately $2.15 mil-
lion in additional federal
income taxes.
The MSFH program
resumed offering wind
inspections and expand-
ed statewide in April
2007 after conducting a
pilot program during the
previous year. During
the last 7 months, the
MSFH program has per-
formed approximately
114,000 free wind inspec-
tions, and a total of
127,816 inspections since
the program began. Ap-
proximately 15,985 home-
owners have been ap-
proved to receive match-
ing grants and are work-
ing With the MSFH pro-
gram to harden their
homes. Statewide, the
program has issued a
grand total of more than
2,637 grants to homeown-
ers for more than $8.6
million.
CFO Sink has report-
ed that the vast majority
of homeowners who have
received free wind in-
spections from the MSFH
program are eligible for
discounts on their wind
insurance premiums
without making a single
improvement to their
homes. To date,
95,807 (76 percent) of par-


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for the program's match-
ing grant reimburse-
ments of up to $5,000, the
Legislature requires
that homeowners meet
the following require-
ments: have received a
completed wind inspec-
tion after May 1, 2007;
live in a single-family,
site-built home built be-
fore March 1, 2002; have
a valid homestead ex-
emption; have an in-
sured value of $300,000
or less; and be located in
the wind-borne debris
region.
Additionally, while
the free wind inspec-
tions will still cover sev-
en potential wind-resis-
tance improvements,
matching grants may
only be applied to open-
ing protections, includ-
ing windows, exterior
doors and garage doors;
as well as the bracing of
gable ends.

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No ot what did he gain, but what did he give?
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[Not, what was his church, nor what was his creed?
CTBut had he befriended those really in need?
B cWas he everreadl, with a word of
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C3uBt how many were sorry when he
passed away.

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grandmother was a Imem-
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years and a dear friend to
those who attended.e
Busebia e Meloza passed
away last Monday, and it
was in dedication to her
spirit that Joanne felt the
celebration must continue.
"Our love and our
memories is what keeps
our loved one's alive," she
said as her eyes clouded
over softly
Missing her grand-
mother, especially during
the holidays, made this
party even more special.
Joanne was a flurry of ef-


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given.
May all enjoy the holi-
day season; never forget
those dear, both near and
far. Thank you,
Joanne, for this reminder
of what the spirit of
Christmas truly means.


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The man looked a little
worried when the doctor
came in to administer his
annual physical, so the first
thing the doctor did was to
ask whether anything was
troubling him.
"Well, to tell the truth,
Doc, yes," answered the pa-
tient. "You see, I seem to be
getting forgetful. No, it's ac-
tually worse than that. I
can never remember where
I park my car, where I'm go-
ing, or what it is I'm going
to do once I get there -- if I
get there. So, I really need
your help. What can I do?"
The doctor mused for a
moment, then answered
kindly, "Pay me in ad-


vance."
Actually, forgetfulness
isn't all bad...especially
when we decide to forget all
that pain from the past that
threatens to ruin the pre-
sent.
The past is to be re-
membered -- how else will
we learn from it and keep
from repeating it? But why
would I want to remember
every time I felt hurt be-
cause of my spouse, my
children, my friends, my
boss or anybody else? Why
would I want to fill my
mind with a detailed cata-
logue of past pain?
Better to remember the
times they brought me joy


or love or feelings of
warmth. Unfortunately,
even those wonderful and
magical moments too easi-
ly fade away
Dwell on the past -- but
not the negative past, not
the pain of the past nor the
sadness. Dwell on the good.
Be consumed by past joys
and obsessed with grati-
tude. Not every-
thing should be remem-
bered, and those who live
well know what to forget
and what to cherish. Like
the song says, "There ain't
no future in the past:" But
there IS joy there. And love.
And kindness...if we
choose to remember.


Happenings At First Baptist


Church of Madison


We give thanks for a brand new year
with all hopes and expectations to walk
with Jesus. And for our new minister
and family, beautiful messages and beau-
tiful cards.
This is one:
I believe that God is always there for us,
Even when we are feeling most alone.
He shows himself in lots of ways,
And sometimes when we least expect it!
God weeps with us,
And laughs with us,
And best of all,
He loves us very much
-Integrity Note

Lori, one of Sara Dene's in Mobile,
sent us this poem and such encouraging
words and we say thanks. Again, we ap-
preciate all expressions of love and
concern.
We pray comfort for
the Studebaker family
in the death of their
precious one. Also,
for the family of
Mrs. Julia
Dixon who've
we all been
close friends
during the
years. Here,
Betty (Vann)
came to see us
almost every
time she visited
her mother the
two months Mar-
jell was at Lake
Park.
We pray for those
who are newly married. A
special friend, Kathy Morse and
Dave, who married Saturday night, and
wish them a long happy blessed life to-
gether (sorry to have missed the wed-
ding, I really wanted to go!)
We give thanks for the joy and love of


families and friends and for those
who've been able to be together. Thanks
to Jimmy and Hilda (Dixon) for family-
time together on the 29th of about 50 of
us.
We think how amazing it is that Je-
sus came as a baby. We think of the great
joy of newborn babies and give thanks
for Savannah and Dalton McNutt and
asked continued good health and bless-
ings for them. We add Marcia and Don-
nie Bass and the new little one.
Our guest preacher was Gene Stokes
and he said he brought the whole Middle
Florida Baptist Association Staff with
him. His wife, Geraldine, his wife only 30
years there, him only 5, said what a bless-
ing our church has been all through the
many years and even today as many asso-
ciational meetings are held there.
His message was timely.
There are many ill
among us, Barbara
Whittle, Rachel Re-
ichman, and Paula
-Ginn.
-Happ Py
Birthday and
-God's Bless-
ings to Miran-
da Gordon,
Gina Ruther-
ford, Ray Pike,
Carolyn Ed-
wards, Nicko
Thomas, Walter
Copeland, Eliza-
beth Schmidt, Jes-
sica Gaibraith,
Juanita Cruce, Becky
Driggers; Danielle Fries,
and Zack Money.
May God bless our land, our homes,
our families, our church, our new minis-
ter and family and their labor among us,-
Grant us wisdom to seek him still-
and ask his wisdom to follow him all the
days of our lives. Amen!


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January 12
An Evening with Elvis at
Thomasville Cultural Center
Thomasville Cultural Center,
Thomas University, and Southwest
Georgia Technical College present An
Evening with Elvis... A live concert
based on the June 8th, 1972 evening per-
formance by Elvis at New York's Madi-
son Square Garden. The evening will
include a reception and an exhibit of
memorabilia!
Time: Saturday, 8 p.m. (Doors open
at 7 p.m.)
Location: Thomasville Cultural
Center, 600 E. Washington St.
Cost: $50 per person All Seats Re-
served (Ticket price includes the pre-
concert reception.) Tickets can be pur-
chased at Thomasville Cultural
Center, Thomas University, SWGTC,
and Allen, Mooney & Barnes.
Contact: Susan O'Neal at .Allen,
'Mooney & Barnes, (229) 225-1500 or su-
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January 14
Tea in Thomasville at Thomasville
Cultural Center
The Center's teas are lovely social
occasions that provide an opportunity
to learn more about the history of
Thomasville. Spend a relaxing hour
with one of Thomasville's featured citi-
zens that have fascinating stories to
tell, a wealth of local history' to share,
special collections to talk about and
other interesting aspects of their lives
to relate.


Time: Monday, 4 p.m.
Location: Thomasville Cultural
Center, 600 E. Washington St.
Cost: $5 per person No Reserva-
tions Required
Contact: (229) 226-0588, thomasvil-
leculturalcenter. com
January 15
Ben Heppner at Thomasville
Cultural Center
Performances on the opera stage, in
concert and on Grammy Award win-
ning recordings have brought Ben Hep-
pner worldwide acclaim as one of the
finest dramatic tenors of our day. His
beautiful full-bodied instrument and
sparkling dramatic sense are out-
weighed only by his generosity and joy
in performing.
Time: Tuesday, 8 p.m.
Location: Thomasville Cultural
Center, 600 E. Washington St.
Cost: $35 Adults, $15 Student, Sea-
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Location: Thomasville Municipal
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By Tony Young
Media Relations Coordinator
Division of Hunting and
Game Management
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
SSome of my huntin' bud-
dies and me really live for be-
ing out in a wet patch of
woods in the middle of a
cool night and hearing the
not-so-distant sounds of our
Walker hounds when they
open up on a hot coon trail.
There's just something
about those hounds' voices
that sound both pleasing'
and eerie at the same time.
We like to brag about
whose dog actually struck
the trail first and whose got
to the right tree first. Boy,
you can sure tell the differ-
ence when the dogs are just
trailing a coon and when
they've got'em treed. Their
barking goes from longer,
less frequent howls to just,
downiright chopping' it dow,
baying as loud as they can,


as quick as they can, with
every breath that's in 'em.
You can really sense the ur-
gency in their voices when
they're on the tree.
That's when it's time to
turn on the flashlights and
start making your way
through the swamps toward
that pleasant, oh, too famil-
iar sound in the darkness.
If you'd like to try coon
huntin', besides having a
good coon dog, you'll need a
Florida hunting license.
Residents payjust $17 for the
year. Nonresidents have the
choice of paying $46.50 for a
10-day license or $151.50 for
12 months.
If you're thinking about
hunting on one of Florida's
many wildlife management
areas (WMAs), you also
must purchase a manage-
ment area permit for $26.50.
But find out which WMAs
allow coon huntin' by read-
ing the brochure on each
area you're thinking about


With impoundment lake levels continuing to drop
throughout the parched Southeast, BoatUS is urging all
boaters on the affected bodies of water to haul early this
year and put their boat into winter storage. If they
don't, boat owners may not have sufficient water to safe-
ly navigate to launch ramps to remove their boats at the
traditional end of the boating season, potentially lead-
ing to hull, running gear or engine damage.
BoatUS Technical Director Bob Adriance said Boa-
tUS has received numerous reports from recreational
boaters that low water levels had already trapped some
boats in shallow coves or dry anchorages.


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collectors' offices, any retail
outlet that sells hunting and
fishing supplies, online at
www.wildlifelicense.com or
call toll-free 1-888-HUNT-
FLORIDA.
Coon huntin' with dogs
at night, while using a flash-
light or headlamp, is al-
lowed. On private property
when in possession of writ-
ten landowner permission,
you may hunt raccoons year-
round, but most of us prefer
to hunt 'em during the cold-
er months so as not to get
our dogs snakebit or at-
tacked by gators.
You're only allowed to
harvest raccoons, and opos-
sums for that matter, using
.22-caliber firearms (other
than .22-magnums) or sin-


gle-shot .410-gauge shotguns
with shot no larger than No.
6. During the hunt, all
firearms must remain un-
loaded except immediately
prior to shooting treed or
bayed raccoons or opossums.
There are no daily or
seasonal bag limits on how
many raccoons or opossums
you may harvest, and hides
and skins of these furbear-
ers may be possessed in any
number, at any time.
All dogs used in pursu-
ing raccoons or opossums
are required to wear collars
or tags which identify dog
owners and their addresses.
Hunting either furbearer by
"shining" or. using lights
from moving vehicles, boats
or animals is against the law.
It's also illegal to transport
wild-trapped live raccoons
within, into or from Florida.
Individuals with a trap-
ping license ($26.50) also may
take raccoons and opossums
by means of live-trapping or


"One BoatUS member called saying he had intended
to haul his boat, but instead went on vacation for a few
days. By the time he got back the water had dropped to
the point that there was no longer a way out," said Adri-
ance, noting that while there may be sufficient water
depth at your own anchorage, it may not be that way on
the entire route back to the launch ramp.
Boaters should keep in mind that a boat left in the
mud will be more vulnerable to vandalism. Outdrives
and hulls can also be damaged from laying on the bot-
tom, especially if there are rocks or stumps. And if your
boat's engine requires winterizing with anti-freeze a
task done ashore a cold spell could crack the engine
block.
BoatUS is the nation's leading advocate for recre-
ational boaters providing its 650,000. members with a
wide array of consumer services including a group-rate
marine insurance program that insures nearly a quarter
million boats; the largest fleet of more than 500 towing
assistance vessels; discounts on fuel, slips, and repairs at
over 870 Cooperating Marinas; boat financing; and a sub-
scription to BoatUS Magazine, the most widely read
boating publication in the US. For membership informa-
tion visit http://www.BoatUS.com or call 800-395-2628.


the use of snares, but these
traps must be checked at
least every 24 hours. Using
steel or leg-hold traps is pro-
hibited.
Only those persons with
a trapping license are autho-
rized to sell the hides and
meat of these furbearers. In
order to buy and sell this
meat for commercial purpos-
es, you're required to possess
a dealer's license, which you
can get from the Florida De-
partment of Agriculture and
Consumer Services' Division
of Food Safety by calling 850-


488-0295.
So if you're looking for a
new and exciting huntin' op-
portunity get ahold of a good
coon dog, grab your .22, a
flashlight and a pair of hip
waders and take to the
swamps!
Here's wishing you a
happy New Year and good
huntin'. If you can, intro-
duce someone new to a dif-
ferent kind of hunting pass
the tradition down. As al-
ways, have fun, hunt safely
and ethically, and well see
you in the woods!


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Florida's

Freshwater Fisheries

Roundtable
The FWC-created Web site brings various stakehold-
ers together to discuss solutions to freshwater fisheries
management.
It started in 2005, to bring people together from dif-
ferent backgrounds to opine about Florida's freshwater
fisheries. Today, it's an up- and-running Web site which
updates stakeholders about future meetings and the lat-
est FWC news concerning freshwater fisheries. See the
site at www.myFWC.com/fishing/roundtable.
As part of the fisheries roundup, preliminary studies
wanted to find out what was most important to freshwa-
ter anglers, and what they were most concerned about.
The following issues were most important to Flori-
da's freshwater recreational fishing community-point-
source pollution, water quality, management of aquatic
vegetation, managing non-native nuisance fish, habitat
enhancement, conservation, recruiting and retaining fu-
ture fishermen, increased access to fishing areas, and
lastly, educating the general public about their impact on
fisheries habitat.
The most important opportunities the agency should
pursue to improve freshwater fisheries are habitat and
water quality, pollution management, aquatic vegetation,
better management of water levels, stocking more game-
fish and greater enforcement of limit laws.
The most important threats facing freshwater fish-
eries are water quality, pollution, population growth and
resulting overdevelopment, overfishing and release of
non-native nuisance fish.
Stakeholders at the first official roundtable meeting
in 2007 in Celebration included outdoor writers, universi-
ty professors, fishing tackle manufacturers and retailers,
fishing tournament sponsors and professional fishing
guides. Items of interests from October included pro-
grams to prioritize fishing license renewal and an educa-
tion grant from the Conservation Fun.


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home bound loved one in the
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Land Clearing, Ponds, Stump
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Mowing, Discing, Box-Blading,
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that is outgoing and capable of
working easily under stress and
deadlines. No two days are ever the
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positions include:
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If you're a responsible adult, punc-
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MANAGERS &.
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Full time positions.
Must have Management
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Manager. Approximately 6-7 hours
per day, Monday Friday, hours are
flexible. Office & general comput-
er experience needed. In the Lee
area. Fax Resume to 850-971-0006.


The City of Madison will be accept-
ing applications for a Natural Gas
Trainee. Applicants must be 18
years of age, possess a valid Florida
Drivers License, high school diplo-
ma or GED, and pass a drug test,
background check and physical ex-
amination. We would prefer some-
one with at least one year of field
experience in pipe fitting or gas re-
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Job applications and descriptions of
work required may be picked up at
City Hall between the hours of 8:00
a.m. 5:00 p.m. Monday through Fri-
day. We will be accepting applica-
tions for this position from Decem-
ber 31, 2007 until January 18, 2008.
No applications will be accepted for
this position after 5:00 p.m. on Jan-
uary 18, 2008.

The City of Madison is an Equal
Opportunity Employer and recog-
nizes veteran's preference.


The City of Madison will be accept-
ing applications for a Street and
Sanitation Superintendent. Appli-
cants must be 18 years of age, pos-
sess a valid Florida CDL Class "A"
Florida Drivers License High
School Diploma or GED. pass a
physical examination, background
check and drug test. Should have
quality supervisory experience. Re-
sponsible for supervising .and par-
ticipating in maintaining, and re-
pairing streets, drainage systems,
and right of ways. Will also be re-
sponsible for supervising sanitation
operations and personnel;. Must be
able to operate equipment, when
needed.

Job applications and descriptions of
work required may be picked up at
dry Hall between the hours of 8:00
a'.m. '5:00 p.m. Monday through Fri-
day. We will be accepting applica-
tions for this position from Wednes-
day, December 26, 2007 through
'Friday, January 4, 2008,

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IN THE INTEREST OF:


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
. FOR MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
CASE NO. 05-16-DP


A.C. DOB: 01/25/2006
A.C. DOB: 01/25/2006
R.A.C. DOB: 03/02/2007
MINOR CHILDREN

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Adrian Chandler
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a petition under oath has been filed in the
above -styled court for the termination of parental rights and the permanent com-
mitment of A.C., A.C., and R.A.C., a female/female children born on 01/25/2006 and
01/25/2006, in Ware County, Georgia, and a male child born on 03/02/2007 in Duval
County, Florida to the State of Florida, placing agency, for subsequent adoption and
you are hereby to be and appear in the above court at the Madison County Court-
house, Madison, Florida 32344 on Thursday, January 24, 2008 at 1:00 P.M., for a Ter-
mination of Parental Rights Advisory Hearing and to show cause why said petition
should not be granted. You must appear on the date and time specified.
FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR AT THIS ADVISORY HEARING CONSTI-
TUTES YOUR CONSENT TO THE TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS OF
THESE CHILDREN. IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR ON THE DATE AND TIME
SPECIFIED, YOU MAY LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A PARENT TO THESE
CHILDREN.
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Refresh A Home's Look With GILA Window Film


Decorating a home doesn't have
to mean a life-long commitment to
the same look. Even novice design-
ers can make small changes that
make a big difference. With changes
to window treatments and acces-
sories, your home can express your
personal style.
"Refreshing the look of a room
is as important as refreshing your
wardrobe," says Laura Day of the
popular television show Trading
Spaces on TLC and New York-based
Laura Day Design. "The look of a
home should change with your
life-by the season, by the mood and
by necessity".
Day recommends that decora-
tors on a budget keep design simple
to maximize their investments and
be creative-think beyond fabrics
and paint. Windows and glass sur-
faces are an unexpected place" to cre-
ate a custom look.
"Window treatments, especially
window film, can have a powerful
impact on a room," says Day.
"GILA Window Film offers sim-
plicity and streamlined design that
make for a sophisticated interior.


GILA allows home decorators to
personalize the look of a room on a
budget."
Another tip from Day is to tap
into creative juices to transform the
look of everyday items around the
house. Picture frames don't have to
stay on the wall; they can be con-
verted into attractive centerpieces
or placemats in a pinch.
"By adding window film to the
glass of picture frames, a room can
take on an entirely new look and


feel. With a roll of window film, a
plain glass table can be transformed
into something unique in just min-
*utes," adds Laura. "With the great
price point and availability of GILA
Window Film, decorators can
change the look of their home to fit
their evolving lifestyle."
Ideal for the home decorator
who wants to express themselves,
GILA Window Film is an easy and
inexpensive product to use around
the home. GILA Window Film


applies easily for a simple, quick
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faces, and is available in an assort-
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And when another creative idea
comes along, GILA Window Film
removes cleanly.
GILA Window Film is available
nationwide at leading home
improvement retailers for approxi-
mately $1 a square foot. A list of cre-
ative uses for window film can be
found on the GILA website at
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Friday, January 4, 2008 The Madison Enterprise-Recorder Real Estate Guide 3B


Homeowners Bullish On Home


Improvements Despite Current


Housing Slump

Majority Feel Renovations Will
Boost Value at Resale
(HIT) While the forecast for the
real estate market has been pretty
stormy in recent months, there
seems to be a silver lining when it
comes to homeowner outlook. In a
national survey conducted by
Opinion Research Corporation for
the Minwax Company, the news was
encouraging. When homeowners
were asked how they felt about their
home in terms of its current market
value, 83% said their home was
worth more than what they paid for
it. In fact, almost half stated their
home was worth "a lot more." Only
8% felt that the value of their home
had remained the same as when they
bought it and just 6% said it had
declined in price. Nearly 20% indi-
cated having a home on the market
or expecting to put one up for sale in
the near future.
Eye on Resale Value
Seventy-four percent of all home-
owners agreed that making renova-
tions or home improvements now
will help them get the most money
when they decide to sell. What reno-
vations or home improvements will
help get top dollar at resale? Two out
of three respondents focused on the
kitchen, specifically 63% said a
kitchen update and 51% said buying
new or refinishing kitchen cabinets
will add to the resale value. A similar
proportion (67%) felt that painting
the interior or exterior will add to
the value. Other frequent mentions
were remodel the bath (58%), replace
carpeting (54%) and add new or
refinish hardwood floors (49%).
Why They Do It
Interestingly, almost a third said
they do home improvements because
they enjoy it and slightly more home-
owners responded that they do home
improvement projects "only when I
need to." Just 15% reported actually
doing home improvements to
increase the resale value and 12%
admitted to doing projects to keep
their home on a par with others in
the neighborhood.
Hot for Home Improvements
Regardless of whether they are


selling or staying put, 67% of home-
owners plan to initiate a home
improvement project in the next 12
months. The majority plan to paint
the interior or exterior of the house.
Other projects on the homeowner to-
do list include remodeling a bath-
room, replacing carpets, adding new
appliances, updating a kitchen,
adding or refinishing hardwood
floors, buying new or refinishing
kitchen cabinets, and updating
plumbing or electrical systems.
Movin' On Out
And in a perfect world if they got
the right price for their home what
would they do? The largest propor-
tion (35%) would downsize, moving
to a smaller house, townhouse or
apartment. A similar percentage
would either relocate to another city
for a change of climate or new job or
move to a nicer neighborhood. Only
26% said they would buy a bigger
house. A resort or active lifestyle
community was the choice of 14%,
while 12% would move to a retire-
ment community and an equal num-
ber said they would put the money in
the bank and rent. Older homeown-
ers (55 plus) were more likely to
downsize and younger homeowners
(18-34 yrs.) were significantly more
interested in moving to another city
or buying a bigger house.
The projectable Caravan survey
was conducted by Opinion Research
Corporation of Princeton, NJ,
September 28 October 1, 2007. The
report presents the findings of a tele-
phone survey conducted among a
national probability sample of 757
adult homeowners comprising 384
men and 373 women,18 years of age
and older, living in private house-
holds in the continental United
States.
Minwax is the nation's leading
manufacturer of wood finishing and
wood care products. Headquartered
in Upper Saddle River, NJ, with a
manufacturing facility in Flora, IL,
Minwax is part of Sherwin-
Williams Wood Care Products.

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ENERGY SAVING PRODUCT

SHUTTERCOVER TRIM To FIT' Whole House Attic Fan Cover


Many of you have an open win-
dow in your house and don't even
know it, the shutters are on your
whole house attic fan. The louvers on
the attic fan are not airtight or insu-
lated. Heated room air escapes
through them in the winter and heat
radiates through them in the sum-
mer. The SHUTTERCOVER TRIM to
FIT helps eliminate air infiltration.
It attaches to attic fan shutters with-
out going into the attic.
Louvers location: If your air
conditioning system's return air
vent is near the attic fan, hot air is
drawn from the attic instead of recir-
culating air from your home. This
makes your furnace and air condi-
tioner work harder, wasting energy.
If your thermostat is near the attic
fan, heat radiating from your attic
tells the thermostat the house is hot-
ter than it is really is, making your
house colder than you want it and
increasing your utility bills. If the
louvers open when you close a door
or when the wind blows, they don't
reseal properly


Tests: The cover was independ-
ently tested by the Ozarks Area
Community Action Corporation in
Springfield, Missouri in May 2001.
During a 20-mph wind test, in a mod-
erate size home with the fan louvers
in fair condition, a significant
amount of air infiltrated the home
through its attic fan opening. With
the SHUTTERCOVER TRIM to FIT
in place, air infiltration through the
louvers and overall house air infil-
tration was reduced. The Low-E
Class A WhiteTM radiant barrier
insulation incorporated in the cover
reduced heat loss, making the cover
cost effective.
Installation: Three easy steps.
Attach hook and loop, place cover on
adhesive strips, remove cover and
Trim to Fit.
SHUTTERCOVER TRIM to Fit
Kits are available at ACE Hardware
and Lowes Stores.
MSRP $29.95 for the 36"x 48" size
and $34.95 for the 48"x 48" size.
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Consumers Are "Brushing Up" On Painting Knowledge,


According To Rohm And Haas Paint Quality Institute


(HIT) In a recent telephone sur-
vey conducted by the Rohm and
Haas Paint Quality Institute, con-
sumers shared their personal paint-
ing experiences and attitudes for
this common do-it-yourself home
improvement project. ,
"Based on questions we receive
via our website,
www.paintqualitycom, we believe
color incorporation and quality
paint products are increasingly
important. This survey quantifies
that assumption," Debbie Zimmer,
PQI's paint and color expert.
Survey results
The most cited reason respon-
dents shared for undertakin and
interior paint job is to create a
"fresh look" (52%) or to use a fash-
ionable color (28%).
Paint quality and color choice
were the two most important rea-
sons for choosing a particular
brand.
More than half of survey
respondents contemplating a paint


job search for more information
about paint quality and color
choice.
Most often survey respondents
found sources for paint information
in paint manufacturing brochures
(62%), in store point-of-sale displays
(36%) followed by advice from
friends and family.
Finally, while many consumers
search for the most up to date infor-
mation on paint and color, a pocket
of consumers consider themselves
expert or at least very confident in
their painting skill and knowledge
(14%).
"Paint related websites are
growing in popularity as an often-
used information source," Zimmer
adds.
While suitable for all areas of
the home, these combinations are
an especially good choice for bath-
rooms, kitchens and family living
spaces
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(HIT) Looking for an earth-
friendly way to add beauty and
warmth to the home? Green, sus-
tainable American hardwood floors,
cabinetry and trim add natural ele-
gance to today's interiors.
American hardwoods are home-
grown. According to the American
Hardwood Information Center
(www.hardwoodinfo.com), you don't
have to search the globe for renew-
able and sustainable materials.
Locally harvested alder, birch, cher-
ry, hickory, maple and oak, just to
name a few species, have been bring-
ing warmth and beauty to homes for
centuries.
If you are an environmentally
conscious consumer looking to
remodel your home with green mate-
rials, consider these reasons for
choosing American hardwoods:
Tried and True. American hard-
woods are classic and lend character
and distinction to the home. They


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are the gold standard for floors, cabi-
nets, furniture, woodwork, paneling
and trim.
Renewing Resource. Naturally
abundant in American forests, near-
ly twice as much hardwood grows as
is harvested each year. The volume


of hardwoods is 90 percent larger
than it was 50 years ago, according to
the US Forest Service. That's the
very definition of sustainability.
Lasting value. With useful lives
spanning generations, furniture,
flooring, cabinetry and trim crafted
of American hardwoods will be
around long after their synthetic
counterparts.
Selection. Nearly two dozen
abundant species provide plenty of
variety in color, grain, character and
pattern, giving you more choices
than any other temperate hardwood
forest in the world.
Healthy. Low-VOC finishes keep
hardwoods looking great and per-
forming well. They're easy to main-
tain with non-toxic cleaners and
they don't trap dust, dirt and other
allergens.
Five Ways to Go Green with
American Hardwoods
Begin with the floor. Create a


border around a lighter toned floor
with medium toned hardwoods in
contrasting shades. Hardwood
inlays and stenciling are another
way to add character or carve out
distinct living areas within a large
open space.
Make a statement with built-in
cabinets featuring several contrast-
ing hardwoods.
Upgrade your table: solid hard-
wood can stand up to a busy family's
wear and tear.
Add interest with mouldings,
window trim, picture or chair rail,
paneling and wainscoting.
Try a tray ceiling for the "wow"
effect.
For more ideas on adding
warmth and elegance to your home
with American hardwoods, visit the
American Hardwood Information
Center at www.hardwoodinfo.com.
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Outdoor Living Rooms-Hot New Trend


(HIT) In almost every decade since the 1950s,
there has been a new "big thing" in home
improvement that becomes a profit-maker for
dealers and builders from finished basements,
to media centers, to professional-grade kitchens.
Now, Fire Stone Home Products presents the next
big thing: Outdoor GreatRoomsTM.
Fire Stone's Outdoor GreatRoom is a concept
based upon coordinated packages of upscale fire-
places, campfires, grill islands, romantic
lanterns, and high-end weatherproof furniture,
all surrounded by a graceful selection of pergo-
las. The result is an outdoor gathering place with
the look and feel of a posh resort- all in a con-
sumer's own back yard.
"With an Outdoor GreatRoom, no longer does
a consumer's patio or deck have to be an obstacle
course of grills, umbrella tables, bug zappers,
and mismatched lawn chairs," says Ross
Johnson, VP of Sales. "Instead, consumers can
create a beautiful and functional outdoor living
space in less than a day and at one fifth the cost
of indoor construction. Plus, the concept is
equally attractive for dealers, since an Outdoor
GreatRoom becomes its own ready-made show-
room from which products can be sold."
There's no doubt about it-the trend in outdoor
living spaces is growing rapidly across the coun-
try People are spending more time in their back-
yards, using a variety of products to create beau-


tiful outdoor rooms. Fire Stone Home Products
offers a broad selection of innovative, unique
and stylish products to make the creation of your
Outdoor GreatRoom a breeze.
"We've made it easy to customize your out-
door living area," said Dan Shimek, president
and CEO of Fire Stone Home Products. "We
know that the outdoor living room is a huge
trend right now and we want to be in the center
of it."
According to the U.S. Census Bureau,


Americans spent nearly $150 billion on home
remodeling in 2005 and one-third of those dollars
went towards outdoor living areas. While this
increases the beauty of your home, it also
increases your home's value. Recent industry
findings show that well-designed outdoor spaces
return more than 100 percent of their cost,
demonstrating a strong return on investment. In
addition, the cost per square foot of adding exte-
rior space versus interior space is much less.
"On average, it costs $150 per square foot to
add to the interior space of your home," said
Shimek. "To add space outside your home, the
cost is much less, at $30 to $50 per square foot."
For more information about Fire Stone Home
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ucts exclusively for outdoor living. Fire Stone's
Outdoor GreatRoomTM products include grills,
islands, gas lights, fireplaces, campfires, pergolas
and more. At Fire Stone, our goal is to improve
the beauty, value, warmth and comfort of the liv-
ing areas outside the home through innovative
technology and design.
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Real Estate Guide 9B


Homes For Sale:


The Rent-back Concept Posted in Home, Finance, Real Estate


Need extra cash? Is
it a struggle to pay for
-medical expenses,
retirement, repairs,
your child's university,
or bills after losing your
job? Perhaps you've con-
sidered taking out a sec-
ond mortgage on your
home, but decided
against it because it
wouldn't provide
enough money you can't
qualify for it, or you are
hard-pressed to meet
your current mortage
payments.
You may want to
look into the "rent back"
option. Rent back means
you sell your home to a


specialized real estate
agency and over time,
you pay a low monthly
rental fee. This is so you
can continue living in
your home, and over
time you will buy your
home back, returning
the ownership to you.
A "sell and rent
back" plan is a great
idea for people unable to
qualify for a regular sec-
ond mortgage. Just as is
the case with a regular
mortgage, your home
serves as the collateral.
However, unlike the a
regular second mort-
gage, payments are not
added to existing mort-


gage payments and are
also very low.
No matter the size of
your home, large or
small, it can be among
homes for sale in a rent
back plan. All manner of
structures can qualify:
apartments, houses,
condos and manufac-
tured housing. You can
also designate studio
apartments for rent
back through some real-
estate companies.
Agents can work to find
a reasonable monthly
payment.
Rent back plans
place homes for sale
briefly, but since the


Are Your Window Treatments Child Safe?


How safe is your
house? There can be
many unseen hazards
in a home with chil-
dren and pets. Look at
your windows.
Something as simple as
a dangling cord from a
blind or shade could be
cause for concern.
Each year multiple
children suffer from
strangulation injuries
involving window
shade cords. These life
threatening situations
could have been pre-
vented with child safe
window treatments.
Put safety first in
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Window Covering
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Cordless Blinds allow


you to raise and lower
shades with the touch
of a finger eliminating
the risk of cord acci-
dents with cord-free
hardware. This safe-
guard makes them ben-
eficial to homes with
children and makes
them pet-friendly, too.
Not only do Cordless
Blinds offer greater
peace of mind with
increased safety, but
they can also be more
energy efficient and
have design advan-
tages.
Cellular shades
offer a honeycomb con-
struction that helps to
insulate from the heat
and cold, keeping your
rooms at the tempera-
ture intended.
Adding the Room
Darkening Blind fea-


ture means sleep won't
be interrupted by glar-
ing sunlight. They're
the perfect choice for
any space from nurs-
eries to media rooms.
Designed with
clean lines, they pro-
vide an uncluttered
look and clear view
without the distraction
of pulling cords.
William Tufts, VP
of Product Line
Management at
American Blinds,
Wallpaper And More
says, "We support
Window Covering
Safety Month and
select our products
with safety and fashion
in mind. Now's the
time to get ready for the
holidays by replacing
your window treat-
ments with our latest
safety and design inno-
vations."
Join Window
Covering Safety Month
and keep your children
safe and warm with
Cordless Blinds from
American Blinds,
Wallpaper and More.
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home owner signs a doc-
ument stating that the
real estate company can-
not sell the home to any-
one else for a predeter-
mined length of time,
the home owner will def-
initely be allowed to
continue to live in the
home. No rental rules
will apply, so the home
owner will still have the
legal right to reside in
his or her home.
If you've been look-
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worrying and wonder-
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be forced to give up the
home you already own
for a smaller, more inex-
pensive one, don't worry
You can stay in the
home you love as long as
you wish, thanks to rent
back plans. Contact a
rent back real estate
agent today to find out
more about this great


opportunity
Are your pockets
nearly empty? Are you
drowning in a sea of
debt? Perhaps you have
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idea of taking a second
mortgage on your
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by the difficulty of pay-
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gage. You should know
that all homes, regard-
less of size, become


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types of housing quali-
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back, even apartments,
houses, condos, and
manufactured homes.
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ments for rent back are
available through spe-
cialized companies.
Regardless of size,
there are affordable
options that real estate
agents can work out for
you.


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Negotiating The Best Price For Your New Home


Posted In Home, Finance, Real Estate


If you're involved with real estate
in any way, or are considering Real
Estate Listings Florida, you'll need to
discover negotiation. On a basic front
negotiation is when you communi-
cate or chat amongst the parties until
some familiar ground is reached.
Infrequently in life is there a situa-
tion that works for all the people
involved, thus negotiation is the way
that allows two parties, who are
opposed on their agendas, to come
together and achieve an arrange-
ment. There are people new to negoti-
ation and there areseasoned negotia-
tors who have a wealth of know-how
in their arsenal; here are a few ideas
regarding the art of compromise
when buying or selling real estate.
The first thing to think on is the
following, what exactly do you con-
sider a deal breaker in your negotia-
tions?
A seasoned negotiator is some-
one who understands people and
what they are trying to get to. They
are able to see into various points
and know what both parties are try-
ing to accomplish; they need to be
very tuned in on the point of the com-
mon ground, but understand there
are people mixed in the experience.
When involved with real estate, it is


necessary to be very deliberate when
making your point about expecta-
tions, and you must do so clearly and
calmly
The objective is fairly obvious,
you want to move into a new proper-
ty, you feel it's important to close the
property at the price you've budget-
ed, and you need this to close within
a reasonable period of time.
Obviously, you'll want to look at
the prospective home with a veteran
eye and make certain you are buying
exactly what you are paying for and
negotiating for, meaning is the home
in the expected condition, or will
money have to be spent?
Are there any title or land prob-
lems with the property? This is a
detail vitally significant and you'll
must do your research far in advance
of the first appointment with the the
person who is selling. All these
things need to be performed with pro-
fessionalism, without heated words
or emotions clouding the issue; be
congenial but firm. Your objective is
to have a proper and professional
contract signing, then take the next
step without having further issues to
resolve.
Obviously most everyone has a
certain way that works for them, but


after multiple deals we've found that
a a feeling of cooperation, of trying
to work through a problem works
much better than owning a giant
hammer or trying to seem the head
honcho (you catch more flies with
honey). The plan is to walk forward
in the direction of the finish line,
solving or getting rid of problems as
they come up, so that both parties are
happy with the results.
You may have heard (and it's
sound advice) to be positive that your
understanding is transcribed, put it
on paper so everyone involved know
exactly their obligations and what
the end objectives are.
What we are taking about is cer-
tainly what is wanted, not all people
works or does a deal in that manner
and sometimes people are rather
hard to deal or complete a deal with.
This type of person, who can be of
either sex, can seem against the plan
in everyway, be difficult to the end
result of wanting to end the deal.
This is where striving to be a good
negotiator (or hiring a good negotia-
tor) may definetely pay off; since
most people's 'reaction is to return
emotions in kind and quite frankly,
that does not work. If you act emo-
tionally, you are simply playing into


their hands, do not allow emotions to
play into your thought process or
negotiating standards.
Pay attention to the words and
meaning of what they have to say,
even if they are saying in a mean or
emotional manner, make certain you
do not answer in the same way If you
have a particular price you are going
for, be firm biut compassionate and be
ready to explain that the money you
are asking for the property was not
pulled out of thin air, but is based on
comparables. Remember to have a
written summary at the end of your
discussions, whether you reach an
agreement or not, so all the people
involved have an understanding of
what points were in agreement and
the ones which weren't.
Making the decision to sell a
home can be an emotional experi-
ence as those selling the home often
have intense memories and emotions
tied to the house that the future
buyer does not realize or under-
stand. Try to discover what can be
changed.and what is written in gran-
ite, and then work on the areas that
can be worked on, leaving the more
difficult ones till almost complete, or
perhaps out of the negotiations com-
pletely


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Newly Renovated Brick Home w/ fireplace,
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Charming Country Home Only 2 yrs.
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Great Starter Home priced to sell. Walk
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Real Estate Guide 11B


How To Motivate Sellers To Work With You!


By: Charles W Moore
Most people want someone
they can trust to work with in
any situation, and when it comes
to selling a home, even the most
desperate of individuals wants
to feel safe and secure with the
person to whom they are selling.
In order to motivate even the
sellers most ready to part with
their home to work with you in a
trusting relationship, there are
several ways in which you can
engage that person and make
them feel at ease when consider-
ing doing business with you.
In order to make an individ-
ual more comfortable with the,
idea of selling his or her home to
you, the first key is getting to
know the person. There are sev-
eral questions that you can ask
as a real estate investor to
appear more personable without
seeming nosy Engage the person
in general conversation, starting


with a simple question, like
"where are you from?" Let them
answer, and tell them that you've
always wanted to visit there or
mention if you have a relative in
the area, finding some common
ground. Then, ask them what
their occupation is, showing sin-
cere interest and telling them
that you would like to know
more about it.
Find out what his or her
hobbies are, and share some
notes about those. For instance,
if your motivated seller hap-
pens to be a coin collector, ask
about the commercials you see
on television regarding the col-
lector's sets and get their take
on whether these are actually
valuable pieces. Show interest
in their activities. One way to
assure that you can do this is to
have the seller show you
around the house, giving you a
short tour so that you can take


in details, such as bowling tro-
phies or pictures of family that
you can use to make conversa-
tion and build up rapport with
the potential client. These per-
sonal touches can create trust
and confidence in your busi-
ness relationship.
One excellent way to draw
out the motivated seller is to
ask one very valuable question:
why are they selling such a fab-
ulous house? After all, you are
looking for newer homes in
nice, clean neighborhoods, and
you will boost the person by
complimenting the home while
also gathering information on
what is creating the motivation
for this seller (a divorce, med-
ical bills, etc).
When you've accomplished
all of this, it's time to sit down
and give the message to the
homeowner about what you can
do for them. The best way to ful-


fill this obligation is to ask four
basic questions. Have the moti-
vated seller repeat why they are
selling such a lovely piece of real
estate. Ask them who else or
what else they have tried in
attempting to sell prior to speak-
ing with you. Ask them what
they hope you can do for them
right there, today. They will
probably state that they hope
you will agree to buy the house.
At this point, inform them
that you can't buy today due to
the lack of equity in such a
brilliant new home. Then,
explain the lease purchase
option and see if they are inter-
ested in the potential involved
in this. If so, you have latched
in your motivated seller and
are ready to begin your adven-
ture as a real estate investor
setting up the home for a rent
to own or lease purchase
option.


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