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Lee Town Council Selects



Roger Parsons To Fill Vacancy


By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
During the monthly meet-
ing of the Lee Town Council
on January 8, the Council
voted unanimously for Roger
Parsons to fill the vacancy
left by resigning Council-
woman Thelma Thompson.
Parsons is currently a
member of the Planning and
Zoning Board for the city and
will occupy the position until
elections this November.
'All the candidates we're
choosing from are excellent.
Each has good leadership
skills and many have already
worked with us. Roger Par-
sons is part of our Planning
and Zoning Board and has


Planning And

Zoning Keeping

County Organized

For Growth
By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
2007 is the first year that Madison
County had
a staffed
Planning &
Zoning De-
partment.
And al-
though this
was only a
staff of one,
that being
Madison
County
Planner
Jeanne
Bass, her
prior expe-
rience
working Jeanne Bass
alongside
County Coordinator Allen Cherry al-
lowed her to hit.the ground running.
In effect, she had been performing
many of the functions already
Previously, Planning and Zoning
duties wereperformed either by an ad-
ministrative assistant to the Board of
County Commissioners, the County
Coordinator or personnel from the
Building Department or Code Enforce-
ment. But with the recent growth in
Madison County, P & Zissues have be-
come a full time job. Additionally, Bass
assists the Madison County Develop-
ment Council, providing guidance and
information to businesses looking to
locate in, or expand into, the county
During the 2007 fiscal year, Bass
saw several large scale Comprehensive
Plan (essentially the working papers
for laying out the county) Amend-
ments, among them the areas north
and south of Interstate 10 between SR
53 and CR 255 that was started in 2005.
This infrastructure, which includes
water and wastewater, was built to en-
courage economic development in this
corridor. One of the first businesses to
respond to the addition of the infra-
structure was Love's Travel Stops of
t Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. In addi-
tion, Fast Track is rebuilding an ex-
| panded facility at the interchange of
SR 53 and 1-10 following a total loss to
S fire.
Please see Growth, Page 4A


Index 2Sections, 30 Pages
Around Madison County 5-6A
Church 8A
Classifieds/Legals 12A
Farm' 10A
Jail Report 4A
Outdoors 11A
Real Estate 7A
Remote Guide C Section


a volunteer for some time.
This certainly demonstrates
his commitment and makes
him the right choice to join


69/48
Scattered thunderstorms.
Highs in the upper 60s
and lows in the upper
40s.


us," Council President Doug
McNicol stated.
Mayor Ernestine Kinsey
and the remaining Council
members agreed.
The Council also voted
unanimously to change the
job title of current Town Ad-
ministrative Assistant Janice
Miller to that of Deputy
Clerk. "The title is more re-
flective of Janice's daily ac-


tivities and has an official
designation that will allow
her to participate in state
sponsored training and edu-
cation that will be extremely
beneficial to the Lee commu-
nity," Lee Town Manager
Cheryl Archambault ex-
plained. "Janice has been
doing a great job and is a
very valuable resource to all
of.us," Archambault added,
Next, there was a brief
discussion among the Coun-
cil regarding access provi-
sions for a few parcels that
encountered healthy debate,
concluding with parties
agreeing to review the prop-
Please see Parsons,
Page 4A


By Tyrra B Meserve
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Young ladies between
the ages of sixteen and
nineteen years old are in-
vited to register for this
year's Miss Essence
Pageant on Saturday, Jan-
uary 19, 2008. Registra-
tion will begin at 2 p.m.
at the Madison County
Public Library.
This year's pageant will
be the third Miss Essence
Pageant held, and will be
sponsored by Morn-
ingstar Baptist Church of
Madison. A number of
awards will be given to
participating contestants,


including educational
scholarships, savings
bonds, trophies and other
awards.
The Miss Essence
Pageant will be held Sat-
urday, February 24, at the
Van H. Priest Auditori-
um, located on the North
Florida Community Col-
lege campus. There will
also'be a Jr. Miss Essence
Pageant held on the same
day which is open to all
young ladies between the
ages of twelve and fifteen
years old. All contestants
must currently be en-
rolled in school, or col-
lege, with no dependent


children. Parents or
guardians are asked to
accompany their young
ladies to enrollment, as
well as the competition.
An excellent way to
support young ladies of
the community and a
great chance to further
education for the girls,
please show your support
by signing up and joining
in.
For more informa-
tion, please contact
Oliver Bradley at (850)
464-1191. Good luck,
ladies, and best wishes
for the upcoming
years.


Registration For Miss Lee Pageant
Miss Lee Contest registration will be held on January 20th at 2 p.m. at Lee City
Hall. Contestants newborn to 18 are invited to attend. Please contact Charlene Rye
at 694-0814 for category information and further details.


67/46
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in the upper 60s and
lows in the mid 40s.


65/36
Cloudy with showers
and thunderstorms..


Hingson First To

Officially Announce

Candidacy For

"rState Attorney
CL will be a candidate for
SState Attorney, and I am
running to win!" said Hingson
Todd
Hingson, an
Assistant
State Attor-
ney and a 5th
generation
North Florid-
ian, is the
first to offi-
cially an- .
nounce that
he will be a
candidate to
replace retir-
ing State At-
torney Jerry
Blair in Au- Todd Hingson
gust.
"I am excited to make it official,"
Hingson said. "I will be a candidate
for State Attorney, and I am running to
win!"

son is running in a seven county judi-
cial circuit, the Third Judicial Circuit,
which includes Columbia, Dixie,
Hamilton, Lafayette; Madison, Suwan-
nee and Taylor counties.
Hingson grew up on a family farm
in Luraville, a small farming commu-
nity located between Live Oak and
Mayo. Hingson is a graduate of
Suwannee High School. Shortly after
graduation, Hingson was elected State
President of the FFA (Ftiti Farmers
of: Arnmerieamand the following year he
was elected to serve the nearly half a
millionmembers of the FFA as Nation-
al Vice President. Hingson's FFA ser-
'vice took him to 40 f the 50 states,
Japan and China promoting agricul-
ture and honing his leadership and
speaking skills.
After his FFA service, Hingson en-
rolled in the University of Florida
where he obtained his Bachelor of Sci-
ence with Honors in Agricultural Eco-
nomics. At UF, Hingson was inducted
into the university's leadership hon-
orary, Florida Blue Key, and was an ac-
tive member of the Alpha Gamma Rho
(AGR) agricultural fraternity'
Hingson attended law school at the
Mississippi College School of Law in
Jackson, Mississippi where he earned
an academic scholarship and graduat-
ed in the top 10% of his lawschool
class. In law school, Hingson was
elected Chief Justice of the Honor
Court and was on the law school's
Moot Court Board.
Hingson worked his first two years
as a prosecutor for State Attorney Bill
Cervone in the 8th Judicial Circuit
where Hingson handled juvenile, mis-
demeanor and felony cases, and did
stints in the Alachua, Levy and
Gilchrist offices. In 2002, Hingson was
able to move home when Jerry Blair
hired him as an Assistant State Attor-
ney in the 3rd Judicial Circuit. Hing-
son's first assignment as a prosecutor
in the 3rd Circuit was as the Dixie
County Division Chief in 2002 and
2003.
In 2004, Hingson was promoted to
the Columbia Couity office to serve as
a Felony Division Chief. Hingson's du-
ties included supervising felony prose-
cutors, as well as handling Special
Prosecution cases such as homicide
and child sex offenses. Hingson has
been the lead prosecutor on several
high profile cases, including the prose-
'cution of serial rapist William
Williams, and Gregory Platt who was
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Friday, January 11, 2008


-STi standing On The Ground
Where was the man, I have often asked?
Was he in the crowd of accusers, hiding behind self-
righteousness' mask?
"He who is without sin among you," the Master in-
toned,
"Let it be he that casts the first stone."
The accusers looked at. the words written in the
sand,
Were the words written sins that applied to each
man?
The thoughts and intents of their hearts had been re-
vealed,
Sins brought to light that darkness thought it had
concealed,
"Where are .those who seek to condemn you," the
Master asked,
"There is no one," the woman answered, the hour of
judgment passed,
"Neither do I condemn you," the Lord gently said,
"Go and sin no more," by the Lord of all her soulhad
been fed,
Too many times, there are those who think they do
no wrong
Andd want to sed others standing before God's white
throne,
They want to see God punish them through the lake
of fire,
But don't realize how close they are to their own fu-
neral pyre,
I must admit so many times that I have indeed been
wrong,
But so many now seem to want to throw the first


Living With "Little People"


I started writing this
about two years ago (Octo-
ber 2005). I'm writing as a
series because the combina-
tion of writings are too
long for one allowed col-
umn space. Therefore bear
with me as this is written
in the past, present and fu-
ture tense. This is just one
grandmother's version of
living life with little people.

Little People: Babies
are truly just little people.
They have likes and dis-
likes, they feel and sense
fear, pain, happiness,
hunger, and lack of sleep.
They have friends and
playmates. They can be
cute and troublesome at
times. They can be sneaky
and look you right in the
eye claiming their inno-
cence, and smile that little
smile that melts your
heart, so you can't be up-
set with them.
As some of you know,
we have been blessed with
three beautiful grandba-
bies. Two of' them are
about 16 months old now.
Donovan is nine
months old. These babies
are definitely little people
with a lot of character; the
two older ones especially,


stone, but Donovan is catching
When they pick up the stones and Jesus writes in the up fast.
sand, These kids all spend a
I wonder where their stones may actually land, lot of time visiting grand-
Will He write the words, "Lies, stealing, and self- pa and grandma. I've got a
righteous pride,". lot. of video :footage and
Will those guilty of the sins run and hide? pictures of their daily an-
Will their rocks land with a thud upon the grass, tics. They are still learn-
As they see their own hearts unmasked, ing new this everyday
Where are my accusers, I now stand and ask, yet they are very.smart.
Are they hiding in the church behind self-righteous- They master new toys
ness'mask? and things in no time.
Listen closely; what is that sound, They, are always copying
Is it the sound (of stoneslanding on the ground? adults, like parrots or


monkeys :the way they
mimic others. Their lan-
guage is all their own.
There' are some things
-,they say, that we adults:un-
derstand. We know they


always understand each
other, and believe me they
do a lot of talking among
themselves. At times they
even carry on conversa-
tions, talking to nothing
and nobody They have
longer toy cell phone con-
versations than we do.
They copy each other,
adults, and even the dogs.
It is really amusing to
watch and listen to them
as they learn and live their
busy little lives. Our chil-
dren figure that all babies
are born geniuses and we
are the ones who make
them less intelligent to be
like us. Maybe they are
right, in a way.
Following is a list of
what these 16-month-olds
have done, or can do:
Of course, Trinity and
Karic can walk, and Doio-
van finds his own way of
getting around.
They know if they
push a button or turn a
knob, something is going
to move-sing-dance-or
make a noise.
They know how to
stack or pile just about
anything.
They know how to put
things inside one another.
They know grandmas'
stainless steel pans and
bowls are noisy and fun to
play with.
They can open and
close just about anything.
They know where
food, drinks, and pacifiers
go.
They know dogs can
bite and they know they


can bite too.
They know how to
help you get them dressed,
knowing shoes go on their
feet and hats go on their
heads.
They know the differ-
ence between inside and
outside, hot and cold, full
and all gone, yes and no,
up and down, good and
bad and good and bad
tastes.
They know garbage is
yucky and where it goes.
SThey tell you, when
they messed their pants,
and need to be changed.
They understand bye
by and hello and always
give kisses and hugs at
that time.
They can draw pic-
tures on paper and the
chalkboard, and write and
erase on an Etch a Sketch.
They know there's
food and drinks in the
fridge, and try to get it
open.
They know the stove is
hot and it hurts if they
touch it.
They know people by
sight and remember them;
they know all their bed-
time pals by name.
They can throw a ball
or other toys.
They usually pick up
their toys and know how
to put them back in the
right place.
They can share or be
stingy, or take away anoth-
er's toy, food or drink just
because they can.
They push and shove
each other at times.


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Fudaser o e HldFo


By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publish-
ing, Inc.
A chicken
and rice dinner
fundraiser will
be held at Yel-
low Pine
Restaurant,
Highway 90
East in Madi-
son, on Friday,
January 18, for OSWAI
Oswald John-
son.


Tickets for the even


are $6 each and are good
"for. dine-in or
takeout. The
fundraiser will
begin at 5p.m.
Tickets
may be pur-
chased at M&M
Graphics, Yellow
Pine Restaurant
and Madison
County Commu-
IJOHNSON nity Bank.
Johnson
has a life-threatening
t form of cancer.


On January 2 on page 2
of the Carrier- Viewpoints
and Opinions I was
struck by the aptness, and
truth of Jacob's editorial
"News Is News." In my
opinion, it is the best thing
he has done in quite a
while.
Also, I loved Emerald's
Gem Box on the same page
- her 'A Trip Down Memo-
ry Lane" really took me on
a pleasant journey into the
past. My children, though,
are older than Emerald, so
my journey into the past
goes a lot farther. I'm sure
there are still some of you
who can remember with
me the beauty of a shiny
black 'top buggy' or a Mod-
el A Ford. They were luxu-
ries very few could afford.
Also, the wild broncos
brought into Madison from
Texas.
Daddy bought and
broke them for resale
(that's how he bought the
top buggy).
I also remember the
ruin of the South, the boll
weevil a scourge which
also crossed our borders il-
legally! as well as the de-
pression of the '30's. By the
way it will take another de-
pression to cause America
to regain its sanity There
were good times and wild
spending during the twen-
ties. Remember the
Charleston, short skirts
and bathtub gin? I do I re-
member my aunt shocking
the neighbors when she did
the Charleston to entertain
them. And she showed her
pretty silk garters! How
awful! I was nine years old.


Today the bikini barely
covers the 'kini.
Give us some more
memories, Emerald. Ask
Tommy and Mary Ellen -
I'll bet they have a trunk
full! "Thanks for the Mem-
ories." Also give us more
pages like that one.

Thelma Thompson

PS. I still miss the Ginger
Jar.


By Tyrra Meserve


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"What are your goals

for this new year?"

Cole Davis Danielle Aranda -
6th Grade 6th Grade


"I want to make "I want to keep my
sure I do good grades up and get
in school." into Beta Club."


Ryan Floyd -
6th Grade


"My goal is to stay
in Beta Club."


Jordan Day -
6th Grade
"I want to exercise
more and eat healthier,
do good in school and
stay in Beta."


Sierra Rogers -
6th Grade
"My goal is to do
good in school and
read a lot more
than I do now."

William Pickles -
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They can ride different
ride-on toys.
They love to play in the
bathtub or pool water,
They can turn light
switches on and off.
They can be funny,
cute, happy, sad, mad, and
tired and express them-
selves accordingly
They enjoy :being
praised with a hug, kiss, or
clapping of the hands when
they achieve certain tasks
and they always look to
make sure you are paying
attention.
They like looking at
books and telling you what
they think they should say
They know how to
climb up and fall down only.
to get right up there again.
They use a.lot of facial
expressions and hand sig-
nals in their language.
They have developed
routines and schedules for
eating, playing, and sleep-
ing.
They know grandma
and grandpa will spoil
them, hug them, soothe
them, change them, pick
them up, give them a drink,
play with them, read to
them or whatever their lit-
tle hearts desire.
Even when mom and
dad have had enough. Of
course, that's why we are
still here. Just the looks,
cries, the whimpers, the
pouts, and the smiles let us
know they are coming our
way to have all their prob-
lems taken care of.
These little people are
so precious and will be for a
long time to come. We've
got the cameras ready at all
times to capture as many of
'the little life'shindmentsa),
we can. .lia am aiw
Next week we will be
covering the "terrible
twos" stage as our story
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The Madison Enterprise-Recorder 3A


If Weight Loss Is Your Resolution,
Think Small Steps For Success
Two of the most popular New Year's resolutions in
America are losing weight and getting more exercise. All
too often, we start out with a lot of enthusiasm, only to for-
get about any change by the end of January
The key to success is to start out small and try a variety
of activities to keep you active and moving. Melinda Hem-
melgarn, Nutrition Specialist with the University of Mis-
souri suggests you fit small amounts of fitness into your day.
Short bursts of activity throughout the day have proven to
be an effective way to get physical activity into your daily
routine and help with weight control. Here are a few strate-
gies to consider.
Walk or ride a bike to work if possible, or park your car
as far as possible from the door.
Take exercise breaks instead of coffee breaks. Take
the stairs up and down a few flights or take a short walk out-
side.
Get up a little earlier in the morning to fit in a 30
minute brisk walk in your neighborhood. You may want to
ask a friend, neighbor or spouse to join you.
Lift weights. Resistance training is critical for main-
taining lean body mass throughout our lives. Since muscle
tissue is more metabolically active than fat tissue, the learn-
er you are, the more calories you burn at rest, or sitting at a
desk.
Turn off the TV There is a direct relationship between
hours of television watched and percent body fat.
Make your calories count. If you snack at your desk,
choose foods that are low in calories and high in nutrients.
Instead of candy and chips, munch on apples and baby car-
rots. As we get older, and especially if we are physically in-
active, we really can't afford to eat foods that deliver a lot of
calories but few nutrients. Make sure the majority of the
foods you eat are contributing to your health and fitness.
SFool yourself. You can still eat brownies and ice cream,
just serve yourself smaller portions. You'll be satisfied with
less if you eat from smaller, but attractive dishes.
Choose beverages wisely Drink more water, and less
soft drinks; keep a water bottle at your desk. Go easy on al-
coholic beverages too they are loaded with calories.
Give yourself time. Schedule regular physical activity
into your life just as you would any important meeting.
Think of healthy habits as an investment in your life and a
contribution to your productive, healthy future.
Small changes add up to big health benefits over the en-
tire year. Adopt one or two of these strategies and when they
become a habit, add one or two more. You will be please
with the results.


Lee Homecoming
Good Morning, every-
one! What lovely "spring
weather" is following on
the heels of our recent
deep freeze. We're really
enjoying it, even though
predictions are that it will
be short-lived.
Are you all beginning
to settle back into we
hope a relaxing routine
following-again we hope -
a busy but wonderful holi-
day season? Before our
New Year experience on
which we reported last
week we thoroughly en-
joyed Christmas. Our
home was the setting in
which a large portion of
our family while arriv-
ing and leaving in layers
over a period of about a
week (this caused by some
having to work even on
Christmas) enjoyed the ca-
maraderie that only close
family ties can keep con-
stant through the years.
All six children plus
two husbands, four grand-
children, one great-grand-
son plus his wife and our
great-great grandson, one
grandson's girlfriend and
two former sons-in-law
practically caused "the
timbers to ring" in this
usually very quiet domi-
cile. While only ten were
present for Christmas din-
ner, Mona's son, Troy, who
arrived with his girlfriend
early, laden like Santa
with Christmas presents,
had to leave early and left
laden with food for him,
his girlfriend and his fa-
ther, Jimmy, in Lake City.
Jimmy had been invited,
but was unable to come,
though. He had brought
our Christmas card in per-
son the week before (when
someone drives about a
hundred miles to deliver a


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person
and that card says, "I love
you," it is believable.)
Another invited guest
- and ex-husband who
accepted and joined us for
dinner, is Carlton Lang-
ford who, amazingly, was
able to drive himself and
is almost independent
of his cane. We enjoyed
having him with us and
doing so well after such an
ordeal. He hasn't even lost
his sense of humor.
And now for some Lee
news the best we've
heard, is that Simon Kin-
sey was able, finally, to
come home on Monday af-
ter quite an extended stay
in the hospital following a
fall and a broken hip.
Ernestine is also doing
quite well.
The worst news is the
passing of Clara Stude-
baker, who not only was a
dedicated clerk for the
Town of Lee for many
years, but never missed a
meeting of the Lee Senior
Citizens Club, if at all pos-
sible. She did love to make
quilts. We have all missed
her there these last few
years and she will certain-
ly be among our best mem-
ories. Our sincere condo-
lences to Terry and Mary
Helen and the rest of the
family.
Dick, Cheryl and the
rest of the Archambault
family enjoyed a Christ-
mas vacation in the Ten-
nessee Mountains (escdap
ing the Florida heat?)."


Anyway, reports are that
everyone had a wonderful
time.
Leonard, Janice and
son, Jeremy Miller, spent
their Christmas time with
son Scott and family in
Fort Payne, Alabama.
That city's claim to
fame is 'being the home
town of the band Alaba-
ma. The Millers also re-
port a wonderful Christ-
mas with family
We're sure that most
everyone enjoyed the holi-
day season, even though
we haven't heard from
them.
We have been asked to
remind our readers to
gear up for Lee Day. Not
enough showed up for the
meeting on December 6th
so another one is sched-
uled for January 17th.
Please schedule this
on your calendar and don't
forget to attend. Cheryl


says willing and able
workers must show up and
dedicate themselves to us-
ing their talents to show-
case their town or else. Or
else means Lee Homecom-
ing needs not only com-
mittee veterans but new
blood. We invite new resi-
dents to get involved -
don't be bashful. Just call
Cheryl and say "what is
Lee Day and what can I do
to help?" Thank you!
We just heard that
someone has bought the
two small lots west of our
property and will attend
the council meeting to ask
that it release that portion
of Johnson Street to them
which crosses the end of
the lots. More on this later.
Please continue to en-
joy a prosperous New Year
and be sure to vote (or
don't complain about your
government!)
Late breaking news!
Roger Parsons was
chosen at the Lee Town
Council meeting to re-
place Thelma Thompson.
Give him a call at 971-5575.


We, the family of the late Willie Mae Jones,
are all so thankful for all of your kind acts
shown during the passing of our loved one. Our
hour was dark, but the love and support that was
shown lighted up our spirit. May, Jesus bless
each and every one of you. And may this Thank
You rest in your hearts.
Thanks,
Paul and Cynthia Ponder
,., Grandchildren, Tyrone and Ineke
and great grandohilden


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Friday,January 11


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responsible for the 2004 murder of Florida Highway. Pa-
trolman Andy Brown. Both men were convicted at trial
and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of
parole.
In October of 2007, Hingson took over as Division
Chief of the Taylor County State Attorney's Office in Per-
ry Hingson is responsible for supervising the office and
prosecuting felony offenses, including special prosecution
cases in Taylor County.
Hingson is an active member of the Rotary Club and is
an Agency Coordinator for the Suwannee Valley United
Way Hingson is a member of the Orchard Community
Baptist Church in Lake City Hingson resides in Columbia
County with his wife of 10 years, Angie, and their two chil-
dren, Ellie (5) and Drew (2).
"I truly believe that our State Attorney should be a
person of integrity, with proven experience as a prosecu-
tor, and with a vision to provide long-term leadership for
the prosecutor's office." Hingson said. "I respectfully ask
for your support. It has been a life-long goal of mine to be
State Attorney, and if elected, I will work tirelessly to keep
our communities safe and to hold defendants accountable
for the crimes they commit."
You' can learn more about Todd Hingson and his cam-
paign by visiting his website at www.toddhingson.com.
The primary election for State Attorney will be held Au-
gust 26th of this year.
Pd. Pol. Adv., Pd. for and approved by Todd Hingson,
Democrat, for State Attorney, Third Judicial Circuit.


Parsons


erty more closely to en-
sure the interests of all in-
volved are protected.
There was also a vote to of-
ficially update the Em-
ployee Handbook, bring-
ing it current on the topic
of holiday pay.
The last item of agen-
da business was an update
to the Council regarding a
proposed wastewater pro-
ject with Nestle Water that
Archambault has been
working on with Nestle Di-
rector of Operations Rob
Fisher for the past year.
Essentially Fisher said
that Nestle is introducing
a new process at the plant
that willallow the-func-
tion to been executed with-
out the need to build out
additional wastewater fa-
cilities. Until this decision
was made, the alternative
would have included a sig-
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cont from page 1A


the Town of Lee.
Archambault noted,
"The substantial future
revenue represented by
this type of project is the
type of opportunity we,
will always be motivated
to pursue. However, con-
sidering the fact that the
alternative they've chosen
is so environmentally pos-
itive, being part of the
greater "green" programs
sweeping American Indus-
try, we are still very
pleased to have Nestle as
such a good neighbor."
In closing the meeting,
a fire department update
presented by Council-
'woman Shirley- VonRoden
included an announce-
iment of the Annuial Fish
Fry Fundraiser to be held
at the Lee Volunteer Fire
Department on February 2
from 4:00 to 8:00. Plates
are only $7.
The LVFD is located
adjacent to Lee City Hall
on SR 255 just north of US
90.
Michael Curtis can be
reached by email at
michael@greenepublishing
.com.


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number as Hayes (10) at FSU, had benefited in the draft
by waiting until their senior year.
Marcus Ball, who backed up Hayes, as well as fresh-
man linebackers Nigel Bradham and Vincent Williams,
are expected to make a run for Hayes' starting position.
FSU Head Coach Bobby Bowden said in a press re-
lease, "I know (Hayes) has the ability to play at that lev-
el. It's just a matter of time. I wish him the best of
luck."
While playing for the Madison County High School
Cowboys, Hayes was named to Parade Magazine's All-
American team.
Hayes played his last game for the Seminoles in the"
Music City Bowl in Nashville, Tenn.,,on December 31,
2007.


Growth


cont from page 1A


"Our vision is to keep Madison County rural, but
also plan for economic growth," Bass explains. As the
website details, "The mission of the Planning and Zon-
ing Department is to provide fair and equitable admin-
istration and enforcement of the County's Comprehen-
sive Plan and Land Development Regulations as ap-
proved by the Board of County Commissioners; AND to
do so-in a manner that is courteous, respectful, and ex-
pedient for the citizens and property owners of Madison
County"
The statements in the'P & Z section of the county
website located at www.madisoncountyfl.com also note,
"Madison County is zoned, approximately 90 percent
Agricultural, with Urban Development zones surround-
ing each municipality, the unincorporated community
of Pinetta, and the Cherry Lake crossroads. Rural De-
velopment areas follow each arterial roadway south to
their respective -10 interchanges, three of which (SR 53,
SR 14, US 221) are zoned Highway Interchange."
Moving into 2008, Bass will oversee the visioning
process and continue to update the Comprehensive Plan
and Future Land Use Map to reflect the changes in the
county Bass will also coordinate or update the Land De-
velopment Codes, Development Review Committee and
the Historic Design Review Board.
To Bass' enormous credit, as complex as these activ-
ities may be, there is no room for error. Each function is
absolutely essential to the county, as there are practical,
legal and even financial consequences if not performed
in a timely, efficient and extremely accurate manner.
This, among other notable accomplishments, is the rea-
son Cherry gave her such high praise during the recent
Annual Report to the BOCC.
Michael Curtis may be reached by email at
michael@greenepublishing.com.


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1/2/08
Candi Nichole Johnson-' VOP (circuit)
Geovanny Francisco Perla Murillo- Failure to
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Michael Adolpho Shillingford- VOP (circuit)
Clarence Patterson- Battery on a person
over 65 YOA
1/3/08
Alpha Omega Jackson- VOP (circuit)
Jimmie Lee Aikens- Criminal Registration
Staduis Lonzeor Brown- Battery (touch of strike)
James Author Monlyn- VOP (circuit)
Byron Keith Irvine- Failure to appear (pretrial)
Elving Wesley- VOP (county)
Diane Harrelsor Thompson- Grand theft m
1/4/08
Vanessa White- Out of county warrant
Russell Wayne Barton- D.WS.L. (habitual offender)
Michael Antyone Cooper- Criminal Registration
(sexual offender)
James Gamble, Jr.- Criminal Registration
Shermone Renee Gallon- Criminal Mischief
Gregory Jerrod Tillman- Dealing with stolen
property/traffic
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Raymond Ghent- Affray
Dexter Curtis White- Domestic Violence/Battery
Luretha Lunet Ealy- Petit Theft
Vincent Alexander- Petit Theft
Willie James Barnes, Jr.- VOP (county)
Raymond Ghent- Domestic Violence/Battery
Jarrod Marquise-Dekend Ayres- VOP (county)
1/6/08
Manuel Bustos Gamez- Burglary with assault
or battery, domestic violence/battery, criminal
mischief
Martin Bustos Gamez- Burglary with assault
or battery domestic violence/battery
Patrick Oneal Hampton- Failure to appear
(pretrial)
1/7/08
Patrick Oneal Hampton- VOP (circuit), possession
of marijuana (less than 20 grams), driving while
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reckless driving, aggravated'assault on L.E.O, bat-
tery (touch or strike), burglary fleeing or attempt
to elude
Robert Earl Scott- VOP (circuit)
Terry Lee Arnold- VOP (circuit)
Joe Thomas- VOP,(county)
Christie Denise Onieal-VOP (circuit)


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January 10, 1958
Mr. and Mrs. WC. Copeland, Jr., entertained with a formal watch
night dinner party on New Year's eve, which was the 19th annual get-to-
gether of a group of friends.
Little Miss Karen Cruce celebrated her first birthday Sunday after-
noon at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Cruce. Severak un-
cles, aunts and cousins joined Mr. and Mrs. Cruce for the celebration.
The Cripple Quartet of Memphis, Tenn. will be at the Moseley Hall
Baptist Church on January 16 at 7:30 p.m. Singing is their only way to
make a living. All invited.
January 12, 1968
Mark Fendig celebrated his sixth birthday at Miss Jean's Kinder-
garten last Friday. Mark's birthday cake was chocolate, decorated with
cowboys and Indians, with the cowboy lassos spelling the words "Happy
Birthday Mark." Thirty-six children enjoyed the birthday with Mark
and his sister, Pam, was the special guest. The children received bows
and arrows and Indian headdresses as favors.
Mr. and Mrs. WC. Copeland, III, are proud parents of a little son, Wal-
ter Sims, born Thursday, January 4, at 1:10 p.m. at Pineview Hospital in
Valdosta, Ga. The little man weighed 7 pounds and 2 ounces.
Mrs. Bobby Jenkins was honored with a stork shower Monday night
at the Cherry Lake Methodist Church in the Sunday school room with 20
present. Mrs. Ethel Waldrep and Mrs. Jean Surles were hostesses.
January 13, 1978
Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Hough of Tallahassee, announce the engage-
ment of their daughter, Deborah Lou Hough, to Joseph William Keeling,
son of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Keeling of Pinetta. The wedding is
planned for March 4, at Tallahassee Heights United Methodist Church at
6 p.m. All friends and relatives are invited to attend the wedding.
Mr. and Mrs. Louie Mills, the groom-elect's parents of Monticello en-
tertained the wedding party and out of town guests at a dinner at the
love home of Mrs. T.C. Coody. Twenty-two members of the wedding par-
ty and their guests enjoyed the occasion.
Recent guests of Mrs..Mickler, Sr. were her son, Robert, of Athens,
a iand Mrs. Mosely Henry of Montreat, N.C., the former Miss Mary
Ellen Long, of Madison.


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Catherine

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Catherine A. Scott,
age 75, passed away on
Wednesday, .January 2,
2008 at North Florida Re-
gional Hospital in
Gainesville. She had been
a longtime resident of Per-
ry since 1982. She was a
member of the First Bap-
tist Church, member of
the Jail ministry and
Q.R.O.W. Team. She
worked in the Fathers
Storehouse and was a for-
mer Sunday School
Teacher at First Baptist
Church. Mrs. Scott loved
her Lord and Savior Jesus
Christ and enjoyed wit-
nessing and ministering to
others. She also enjoyed
spending time with her
family.
She was preceded in
death by her husband,
Charles Douglas Scott, in
2002.
Survivors include
three sons, Mike Scott of
Madison, Steve Scott of
Lake Park, Ga., Albert
Scott of Orlando; one
daughter,. Charlene
Stephens of Perry; one
brother, Pete Houck of
Greenville; three sisters,
Louise Scott of Perry; Eve-
lyn Grier of Greenville;
and Carolyn Kleja of
Cleveland, Ohio; eight
grandchildren; 10 great-
grandchildren; and several
nieces; nephews; and other
relatives also survive.
Funeral Services were
held at 11 a.m. on Saturday,
January 5, 2008, at the
First Baptist Church with
Bro. Bill Jenkins and Bro.
Larry Law, officiating. In-
terment followed at the
Evergreen Cemetery in
Greenville.
Family received friends
from 6-8 p.m. on Friday
evening at the First Baptist
Church.
Joe P Burns Funeral
Home in Perry was in charge
of all the arrangements.


Eddie

Washington


Eddie Washington,
77, of Greenville went to be
with the Lord, surrounded
by his family at his home
on Friday, January 4, 2008.
Funeral services will
be on Saturday, January 12
at 11 a.m. from Allen
Chapel AME Church in
Greenville with the Rev-
erend Charles Burke offici-
ating. Burial will follow at
New Zion Cemetery in
Greenville.
Viewing Visitation
will be on Friday from 2:30
p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at Till-
man Funeral Home, Monti-
cello. (850-997-5553)
A native and lifelong
resident of Greenville, Mr.
Washington retired from
the Buckeye Corporation
in Perry after 25 years of
dedicated service. He was
a member of Allen Chapel
AME Church, where he
was a former trustee, stew-
ard, class leader and usher.
He was a 1948 graduate
of Greenville Training
High School.
Cherishing his love
and memory are his devot-
ed wife, Willie Mae Mobley
Washington, daughters
Renita Washington, Na-
dine (Eddie) Miller, Debo-
rah (Lamar) Cherry and
Margaret Washington, all
of Greenville, Sonja (Elder
Glenn) Robinson of Talla-
hassee, and Priscilla Miller
of Clearwater; two sons,
Morris (Angela) Washing-
ton of Greenville, and Ed-
die Washington of Winter
Park; a brother, Gene
Evans of Bradenton and a
daughter-in-law, Mary
Washington hof Greenville,
18 grandchildren, and sev-
en great grandchildren,
along with numerous
nieces, nephews, other rel-
atives and friends.
Mr. Washington was
predeceased by his son, El-
der Alfonso Washington,
on December 24, 2007.


David

"Boay"

Bonner


Mr. David "Bay" Bon-
ner died Thursday January
3,2008, in Madison.
Funeral Services will be
held Saturday January 12, at
1 p.m. at Mt. Zion AME
Church on Dade Street, with
burial at the Jeslamb AME
Cemetery.
Visitation will be held
Friday, January 11, from 5-7
p.m. at Ganzy Funeral
Home.
Mr. Bonner, a retired Or-
derly and a United States
Army Veteran, was a life
time member of Mount Zion
AME Church.
His survivors include
his devoted wife of 53 years,
Mrs. Vertie Mae Brown-Bon-
ner of Madison; five sons,
David Bonner Jr. (Barbara),
Richard Bonner (Joanna),
and Calvin Bonner, all of
Madison; Jerome Bonner of
St. Petersburg, and Dale
Bonner of Tallahassee; one
daughter, Sandra Smith
(Charles) of Tallahassee;
seven grandchildren; thir-
teen great-grandchildren;
one sister-in-law, Gladys
Bonner of Madison; a host of
nieces; nephews; and other
relatives and sorrowing
friends.


Joseph

..Lee

Wright

Joseph Lee Wright (Bil-
ly Joe), 40, of Madison went
to be with his Jesus on Sun-
day January 6, 2008.
Funeral services will be
on Saturday January 12, at 1
p.m. from Shiloh Mission-
ary Baptist Church in Madi-
son, with the Reverend Lee
Medler officiating. Burial
will follow at Wigginsville
Cemetery in Greenville.
Viewing/visitation will be
from 2:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.
on Friday at Tillman Funer-
al Home, (850-997-5553) and
at the church on Saturday
from 11 a.m. until the ser-
vice.
Grateful for "Billy Joe's"
love, life and memory are
his mother, Juland Lott of
Hahira, Ga.; brother, Arthur
Lott of Ft. Pierce; sisters,
Pearly Mae Wright and Na-
dine (Will Gavin) Akins,
Madison; Judy Wright,
Rochester, NY; Hester Lott
(Joe) Smith, Oviedo; Jo Ann
Lott, Hahira, Ga and Rulan-
da (Brent) Sims, Greenville,
along with numerous
nieces, nephews, and other
relatives and friends.
"Billy Joe's" sister, Bertha
Wright, preceded him in
death in 2006.
He was a devout Christian
and loved going to church
services. He was a former
longtime and dedicated em-
ployee at Gold Kist. He grew
up in the Sirmans commu-
nity and was a graduate of
Madison County High
School.


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Friday, January 11, 2008


Art Guild Draws Close

To 2008 Showcase
By Michael Curtis opened. Either way, all the 20th is a collal
Greene Publishing, Inc. those interested in viewing effort and all memb
The Treasures of Madi- or purchasing pieces on a have an opportunit
son County Art Guild and one-time or ongoing basis, play their art," VP
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the newest showcase is set do so. In fact, the one-to- actually being carr
for Sunday, January 20 one access of the artists from the previouE
from noon to 4 p.m. and the hospitality of the case. Organizers
Every two months or gallery are qualities that new show opening
so, the gallery reworks its make the guild especially remind all artists
content to allow certain attractive to both produc- up their current d:
artists to be showcased. ers and collectors. art on January 16,
However, the art will re- For 2008, Mary K also the time n
main on display until sold Blume is the President of should be submitte,
or the next showcase is the Art Guild and Ina though special inv
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maining officers, being the single membership is only
Secretary and Treasurer $30 per year, hopefully al-
respectively In addition, lowing even the most starv-
there are three committees; ing artist easy access.
the Hanging Committee, For more details regard-
which is chaired by Kenny ing membership, art sales or
Harper, the Events Com- the January 20 show, which
mittee, headed by Marshall will include light refresh-
Norris and the Publicity ments, contact Mary K
Committee' under Kim Blume at 973-6233 or Ina
Scarboro. Thompson at 973-2328.
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members are so important reached by email at
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Tallahassee Boys' Choir To Rock

The House Jan. 19 at NFCC


The world famous Tallahassee Boys'
Choir will perform at North Florida Com-
munity College in Madison Saturday, Jan.
19. There's still time to get tickets to en-
joy this fabulous 6 p.m. event you'll never
forget. It will have you on your feet cheer-
ing on these wonderful young men as you
enjoy their remarkable performance.
The choir has traveled all over the
United States and the world performing
at churches,-convention halls, nursing
homes, juvenile correctional facilities,
group homes and in great halls. From
Kennedy.Center's Millennium Stage to
St. Peter's Basilica, these young men have
performed music from jazz to gospel and
are sure to have you on your feet, clap-
ping to their wonderful sound.
The young men represented Florida
when they went to Italy and spent 10 days
performing in Rome, Florence, Venice
and Milan. But of all its performances,
the choir is most proud of its participa-
tion in the International Music Festival.
Competing recently in the Bahamas
against 165 ensembles from around the
world, the choir received the First Place
Gold Medal for the Men's Choir, First
Place Gold Medal for the Choral Division,
First Place Gold Medal Overall Ensemble
and the Grand Sweepstakes Award


recognizing the ensemble for the high-
est score.
Money raised through this event
will go to fund the Madison County
Chapter of Charmettes NFCC scholar-
ship fund. The event is co-sponsored
by NFCC.
The choir was founded in 1995 for
boys ages 8 to 18 who live in neighbor-
hoods with limited social and econom-
ic opportunities. The program's goal is
to foster academic excellence, build
character and self-esteem, develop in-
terpersonal skills and acquire skills
for every choir member for the future.
Every graduate of the program has
been accepted into college.
The choir's motto, "No Excuses,"
sets the pace for its young men. The
program also provides a father figure,
counseling and in many cases, provides
what many young men in America
need today a motivation to do good
and develop self-esteem.
For more information on the choir,
go to www.boyschoirtlh.org.
Tickets are $15 and available
through the Charmettes (850.973.4857 or
850.673.1445), the NFCC Foundation
(850.973.9423) or at the door the night-of
the event.


The Highly Anticipated Hoggetowne

Medieval Faire Returns To Gainesvile


The Alachua Coun-
ty Fairgrounds will
come alive when the
sounds of trumpets,
minstrels and revelry
return to Gainesville
as part of one of
North Central Flori-
da's premier events.
The 22nd Annual
Hoggetowne Medieval
Faire once again
brings magic and
merriment to Florida.
Join hundreds of ac-
tors, artisans and vol-
unteers for two week-
ends of excitement,
January 26127 and
February 1-3.
Join the crowd and
cheer for your fa-
vorite contender as
mounted knights
joust in full plate ar-
mor on the tourna-
ment field. Applaud
street performers who
dance, juggle and jest
for your amusement.
Listen to minstrels
playing period music
and enjoy continuous
live entertainment on
eight stages. The
bustling medieval
marketplace is the
perfect place to
browse for that per-
fect gift or trinket.
'Enjoy your day
watching a living
chess game played out
with human chess
pieces as Robin Hood
and his Merry Men
battle against the evil
Sheriff of Notting-


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skills in games of
chance, and strength.
Watch and learn as
artisans demonstrate
blacksmithing, weav-
ing, leatherworking,
woodcarving, pottery
and much more. Our'
food court provides::
visitors with mouth-
watering treats fit for
a king. Indulge in
sweet potato fries,
bloomin' onions or
our famous giant
turkey legs, as well as
a variety of pastries
and desserts.
The Faire is the
perfect place to bring
even the youngest
members of the king-
dom. Children delight
in visiting the royal
pavilion, where they
will become lords and


ladies of the court of
Hoggetowne. Treat
not only your chil-
dren, but also your-
self with rides on a
camel, pony or even
an elephant. Human-
powered push rides
further add to the au-
thentic medieval fun.
Faire hours are 10
a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sat-
urdays and Sundays
and 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
on Friday. Admission
is $12 for adults, $6 for
children ages 5-57 and
free for children 5 and
younger. For more in-
formation, call the
City of Gainesville
Department of Parks,.
Recreation and Cul-
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334- ARTS or visit
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Friday,January 11, 2008


The Madison Enterprise-Recorder 7A


By Tyrra B Meserve
Greene Publishing, Inc.
When looking into
reverse mortgages, as
with any other major
bank loans, there are
some basic facts that
need to be considered
before making the final
decision. To qualify for
most reverse mortgages
you must be at least six-
ty- two years old,
own, and be living
in your own
home. A re-
verse mort-
gage can
allow in-
dividu-
als who
are
proper-
ty-rich
yet
cash-
poor
convert
equity
into the
ability to
stay in their
homes and still
meet their finan-
cial needs to fund
home improvement,
pay off a current mort-
gage, pay unexpected
health care expenses or
supplement their retire-
ment nest-egg. With
three different basic
types of reverse mort-
gages, a meeting with a
financial officer could
help you decide whether
a reverse mortgage loan
can help you meet your
needs in your individual
situation.
A reverse mortgage
is a special type of home
loan that allows a home-
owner to convert a por-
tion of the equity in
their home into cash,
while still residing in
the home. Unlike most
loans that require
monthly payments, a re-
verse loan does not re-
quire the borrower to
make monthly payments
so no income is needed
to qualify The cash the
borrower receives from
a reverse mortgage can
be paid in several ways,
all at once in a lump
sum, as a regular
monthly cash advance,
as a credit-line account
that allows the individ-
ual to decide when and
how much available
cash is needed, or a com-
bination of all three op-
tions.
The first type of re-
verse mortgage is a sin-
gle purpose reverse
mortgage offered by
some state and local gov-
ernment agencies and
non-profit organizations.
A single purpose reverse
mortgage normally has
very low costs, and gen-
erally, to qualify, the bor-
rower's income must be
low to moderate. These
types of loans are not
available everywhere
and can only be used for
one purpose specified by
the government or non-
profit lender as in to pay
for home repairs, prop-
erty taxes, home im-
provements or medical
bills.
Also there is the
home equity conversion
reverse mortgage, or


HECM, as well as propri-
etary reverse mortgages.
These two tend to be
more costly than other


home loans with the up-
front costs being higher,
so they are generally the
most expensive if the
borrower stays in the
house for a short period
of time. Backed by the
US Department of Hous-
ing and Urban Develop-
ment, there are no re-
stric-


tions, but will only be
cost efficient if the
home-owner stays for a
long period of time..
However the borrower
can live in a nursing
home or another med-
ical facility for up to 12
months before the loan
becomes due and
payable. The HECM de-
pends on many factors
such as age, appraised
value of the home cur-
rent interest values and


others so it is nesses-.
sary to meet with an in-
dependent government
approved housing coun-
seling agent before ap-
plying. Both the HECM
and a proprietary re-
verse mortgage base in
general the factor of age
and the value of you
home so the less you
owe, the more money
you can get. The
HECM also gives
you choices as to
how the loan
is paid to
you.
Re
verse
mort-
gage
loan ad-
vances
are not
taxable
and
normal-
ly do not
affect So-
cial Securi-
ty or
Medicare bene-
fits. You, as the
borrower retain the
title to your home and do
not have to make monthly
repayments. The loan must
be repaid when the home is'
sold, or when the owner
-no longer live in the
home.
To find out more about
reverse mortgage loans, con-
tact the AARP Fbundation,
HUD, the Federal Trade Com-
mission or your localfinan-
cial loan officer for details.
Know your options and be in-
formed as to how a reverse
mortgage mnaybelpyouin
yourindividual situation.


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Church & Religion


Friday January 11, 2008


Happenings At Madison First Baptist Church


By Nell Dobbs
Isn't it amazing that
God thinks of us? We sing
the song, "Thou Thinkest
Lord of Me, of Me." We
were so blessed by the
first message that Preach-
er Morris gave us Sunday:
"Let Jesus Be Great in
2008!" from Jeremiah
29:11-13:
"For I know the
thoughts that I think to-
ward you, saith the Lord;
thoughts of peace and not
of evil, to give you an ex-
pected end. Then shall ye
call upon me, and I will
hearken unto you. And ye
shall seek me and find me,
when ye shall search for
me with all your heart."
Amen!
As we sang, "This is
My Father's World," this
part touched me: "In the
rustling grass I hear Him
pass."
He speaks to me
everywhere.
He has a plan for us.
He has planned our fu-
ture. We don't know the
future, but we know Who
holds the future.
He wants to speak to
us and He wants to hear
from me.
We pray God's daily
leading for Preacher Mor-
ris and his family.:.
Sharon, his wife, and Han-
nah and Sarah, their
daughters. Of course, we
welcome them into
church.
Liane Wakefield sang
an interesting song, "Face
to Faith" for Willia Bran-
ham and we all liked it.
Willa and Mark are ex-


cited about Sweet Lil'
Camryn Michelle, born
December 27 to Marcia
and Donnie Bass. She
joins brother, Garin. We
give thanks for this new
one and her families.
Also, we continue to give
thanks for Leigh and
Kevin McNutt's new ones,
born December 20 Sa-
vannah Leigh and Dalton
James. They've made
their grandparents, Terri
Sherrard and Joe and Vic-
ki Sherrard and Richard
McNutt and great-grand-
parents, Paul and Annie
Ben Ragans proud.
Soon, Archie and Pat-
sy Davis will rejoice as
Anna and Jamie Davis
will have a baby soon.
There will be a shower for
Anna and Jamie on Sun-
day, January 13, at 2:30
p.m. What joy! Newborn
babies! We give thanks
and prayers for them!
"Marvelous Grace"
was played as the offerto-
ry by Liane Wakefield
and Lex Webb after Ron-
nie Ragans' prayer. The
offertory was beautiful.
Chancel Choir sang "Ag-
nus Dei," then the preach-
er preached the great
message.
Last week, Preacher
Gene Stokes said before
we ate supper that some
of us should give to the
Lottie Moon offering to
reach our goal of $2,500.
Some must have for we're
nearly there! Amen! Bless
this offering!
Earnest prayers for
those who are ill:
Barbara Whittle, seri-


ously ill in ICU at Shands;
Joy Gensel from Hughey
Center to South Georgia;
Brett Copeland had
surgery Thursday in
Thomasville; Simon Kin-
sey in Madison Hospital;
both Derry Cruce and her
grandson, Lil Jackson
Taylor, five-and-a-half
months old; Doris Raines;
Sue Rains; J.T. Walker,
still mourning the loss of
his Hazel; both William
and Lois Sweat (so happy
to see Vernon, Cindy and
Billy Howard able to be in
church Sunday) and all
others.
Blessings upon these
birthdays:'Carolyn Ed-
wards and Nicko Thomas
(1/5); Walter Copeland
and Elizabeth Schmidt
(1/7); Jessica Galbraith
(1/8); Juanita Cruce,
Becky Driggers, Danielle
Fries, Zack Money and
Micah Nusbickel (1/9);
Gracie Galbraith, Leslie
Ann McLeod and Robert
Tolar (1/10); Marcia Bass
(1/11); Bobby Earnest and
Broole Joiner (1/15).
Tuesday, the Senior
Adult Choir sang at
Hughey Center at 10 a.m.
At 6:30, WOM met. On
January 11 and 12, at 4:30,
the Coram Deo Women's
Retreat Team will meet
for "Times of Refreshing,
Acts 3:19."
On Saturday, January
12, from 2-5 p.m., there
will be an Association
Choral and Ensemble
Workshop/Supper, with a
7 p.m. performance.
On Tuesday, January
15, the Senior Adult Choir


will meet at Lake Park of
Madison at 10 a.m. Then,
at 6:45 p.m., there will be
an Association Brother-
hood Supper Meeting
with Jerry Blair as the
guest speaker.
The parents of Ansley
Holder and Elias Paulk
invite us to attend their
wedding on Saturday, July
26, at 2 p.m. in Vidalia,
Ga.
Death has come again
and we pray comfort for
Roberta and Melvin Agn-
er in the death of her dad,
Mr. Bill Sobol; for Capt.
Bill Green's family as
they miss him very much;
for the family of Mrs. Ju-
lia Dixon; Mr. Hart; and
all other sad ones!
May the Lord grant
that we choose to follow
where He leads!


The Madison Church of God will host its fourth an-
nual Missions Conference January 11-13, 2008. This will
be the first year that the church has been chosen to host
the state's regional Missions Conference. Missionaries
from around the world will be speaking each night, shar-
ing their testimonies and giving a first hand account of
what God is doing to bring in the end time harvest.
Special speakers will be Lovell Cary, Walter Davis,
Christopher Moree and David Addis. Lovell Cary served
as director of World Missions at the International Of-
fices in Cleveland. He and his wife, Ginny, serve as mis-
sionary evangelist.
Walter and Carla Davis serve as missionaries to
Brazil, they have also served as pastors.
Christopher Moree has served at the International
and State offices.
Closing out the conference will be David Addis.
David and his family serve as missionaries to the South-
west Indian Ministry and are members of the Madison
Church of God.
The "Anointed Praise" team will provide special mu-
sic and the drama team will present a compelling drama
on Friday night.
Everyone is invited to attend. Services start at 7 p.m.
Friday and Saturday night, and 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on
Sunday For more information please call 973-3359 or 973-
3846.


Youth Hold Fundraiser

For Gospe Concert


One of Florida's biggest weekends of
gospel music is coming to Madison on
November 7-9, 2008, at Yogi Bear's Jelly-
stone Park, featuring national artists,
HisSong, The Jeff Treece Band, The
Bradys, as well as The Gibbs Family, Vic-
torySong, The Reflectsons, and Redeemed
Trio.
In order to make this weekend of
gospel music possible, the youth of Bible
Deliverance Church, headed by Bryant
Thigpen, will be at Fazoli's Restaurant in
Valdosta, Ga., on January 11, 2008, from 5-
10 p.m., raising funds to help cover the
traveling expenses of the artists.
"Our goal is to raise $1,500 to take
care of the groups and help defray costs
of this event," Thigpen stated. "We invite
everyone to come out and support gospel
music. We need your help to keep the tra-
dition of southern gospel music coming


back to Madison."'
The youth will be available through-
out the night to serve dine-in customers
and whatever is left in tips will go to-
wards the concert. Fazoli's has also made
possible fundraiser coupons. For every
transaction of $5.00 or more, by present-
ing the coupon, the youth will make $1.00
per transaction. To obtain coupons,
please see Bryant Thigpen at Fazoli's be-
fore placing your order.
"I would really like to thank the com-
munity for standing behind us and sup-
porting us for the past several years, and
for their continued support throughout
the years to come," Thigpen said.
Fazoli's is located off 1-75 exit 18, ap-
proximately 200 feet from the exit ramp,
in Valdosta, Ga, on the left.
For more information, please call
(850) 973-4622 or (850) 464-0114.


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School & E auction


The Madison Enterprise-Recorder 9A


The Madison Academy Library's Re-do Is A Hit


Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Tyrra Meserve, January 9, 2008
Olivia Graham shows that she has no trouble jump-
ing on and checking out her latest read.


Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Tyrra Meserve, January 9, 2008 Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Tyrra Meserve, January 9, 2008
Fifth grader, Miranda McCammon, logs on a late day "Curious about Curious George?" Olivia Graham, in the
reading session, first grade, asks.


By Tyrra B. Meserve
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Massive changes took
place at the Madison Acad-
emy Library over the last
few months.
First year librarian "
Kelly Zimmerly took hard
work and attention to de-
tail to an all-new height as
she and Principal Michael
Akes put some final touch-
es on their project, bring-
ing the Accelerated Read-
ing Program to Academy
students. While looking to
beef up reading with their
students, they found the
program that has helped
many students in other
schools.
The Accelerated Read-
ing Program, however, did
not come without some
challenges tq be put into
practice, but with Zimmer-
ly's and Akes' persistence
and creativity, hurdles
were leaped and now the
Academy is on-line and
reading up a storm.
The Accelerated Read-
ing Program is based on
students reading a book
registered with the pro-


gram and then taking a
test online. Able to test ei-
ther in the classroom or at
the library, the program
analyzes comprehension
through how many ques-
tions the participant got
right or wrong and in
which areas.
The student need sim-
ply check out a book from
the library, verify that the
book is registered with the
program, read, then, log
on-line to test.
The program is de-
signed to be user-friendly
and walks the student
through step-by-step, even
keeping score and aver-
ages for the:tests taken.
Teachers are able to
overview progress and de-
cipher where the student
needs improvement as an
individual, and how the
class ranks as a whole.
From there the teacher is
able to personalize the stu-
dent's individual needs.
Originally, theAcade-
my's library wras more tra-
ditional, housing books
that were not web based,
but through determination


and innovation, Zimmerly
and Akes brought the li-
brary up to high speed.
On-line required twen-
ty-five new computers to
be installed and laptops in
some of the classrooms,
enabling the students to be
hooked to the Internet and
its web based books. The
library did its part to over-
see the technology being
installed, since previously
it did not have adequate
on-line capability
Though the changes
were expensive, the staff
was able to cut costs re-
sourcefully in many ways.
A book drive supplied
4,000 books by donation
and others found their


way to the library though
a prison system swap.
Book by book, the library
was brought into program.
A scanning system
was then put in place that
works like that of the big-
ger libraries where stu-
dents are motivated to
check out books through
some very unique tech-
niques.
Spirit Day, for in-
stance, challenged stu-
dents to read, with shav-
ing the school's director
head as their big pay off.
There is an incentive
store, set up by Zimmerly,
trading points for goods
like watches, mini-cam-
eras, hats, pens-as well as


other prizes. The more
kids read, the niore points
they earn that they are
able to trade in at the
shopping stop.
Akes even mentioned an
"out of dress code day,"
which he said for the stu-
dents is a "no-brainer."
Some students may even
get special motivation
matched to their individ-
ual personalities.
What started at first as
struggles to find out what
motivates kids to read has
now turned into a success
story for the Academy, its
staff and students. April
will bring another book
drive as the kids are al-
ready exceeding expecta-


tions with their voracious
literary appetites.
Running out of books
was not an immediate
problem Zimmerly who is
in charge of managing
points and books that go
in and out of the library,
had anticipated. With the
teachers already needing
-more books, it is one more
sign just how well the pre-
gram is working.
S"We need more second
grade readers and more
material," Zimmerly states
with pride, perusing the
latest data on the students
reading habits and scores.
It looks as though the
Academy has hit the tar-
get on how to get kids to
read for pleasure and the
long run. The program not
q.ly vgok-,-it excels, and
for thatthere is the Acade-
my's dedicated staff and
far-thinking librarian, Kel-
ly Zimmerly to thank.
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Farm & riculturc


Friday,January 11, 2008


One Cow, Two Cows, Milk Cow, Moo Cow


By Tyrra B Meserve
GreenePublishing, Inc
There is unsung nobility in the
dairy cow of today Passed by on
country roads, seen from afar,
these cud-chewing champs have
helped out humanity since time
unknown. What is it that makes
these docile creatures stand by
waiting to get tipped? What are
they thinking as they work those
jaws back and forth, for up to eight
hours a day chewing partially di-
gested blades of grass with their 32
teeth as the clouds roll by Do they
miss the good old days when farm-
ers milked them by hand, six cows
per hour, as opposed to today's ma-
chine rate of over 100 cows in that
same amount of time? If cows
could talk, what stories would they
tell?
Sometimes called the foster
mothers of the human race, cows
have been recorded being milked
as far back as 9000 BC. Milk is men-
tioned 47 times in the Old Testa-


ment of the Bible proving that
even then, calcium helped
mankind grow up big and strong.
The first dairy cows made
their maiden voyage stateside trav-
eling with Christopher Columbus
on his return trip to the New
World. By the time the pilgrims
were crossing the Atlantic, it had
become not only practice, but also
law, that each ship heading for the
Americas carried one cow for
every five passengers. In 1611, cows
arrived in the Jamestown colony
along with some new laws protect-
ing them, written by its governor,
Lord Delaware.
,In Boston, Massachusetts,
there is a large pasture turned
park, dedicated to the Plymouth
cows of 1624 that brought hope in
the form of milk to the hungry
colonists. From then on, the cows
movement west was arduous, yet
unstoppable. The dedicated family
cow, tied behind the covered wag-
on, tromped onward over grass-


land and meadows, pro-
viding milk and butter for
its human dependants.
Drinking milk
back then, however, was
not without risks. Prior to
the combined efforts of
Gail Borden and Louis
Pasteur, milk straight
from the cow carried
harmful bacteria and did
not shelf well. If not con-
sumed within a couple of
hours during the summer
months, milk would spoil,
possibly leaving the
drinker ill.
Borden, during a
transatlantic voyage in
1852, then came up with
the idea of canned milk.
Condensing his
product, he realized that
the heating process killed
the bacteria that caused
spoilage. Combined with
Pasteur's genius involv-


ing experiments with bacteria,
milk fears started to abate and
Americans once again started to
drink it up.
Today's dairy cow can produce
the same amount of milk that it
once took ten cows to produce.
Over nine million cows are being
milked on farms in the U.S., with
more than 99% of dairy farms be-
ing family owned and operated.
America's cows give an average of
2,000 gallons of milk per year, sup-
plying one of the most valuable of
all foods enriched with vitamins
and nutrients such as calcium, vit-
amins D and B, as well as large
quantities of phosphorus.
Second mother to millions of
mankind, not only does the cow
supply milk, she also can be looked
at as a symbol of wealth, en-
durance, strength, abundance and
selfless giving. The milk cow is the
embodiment of a full, earthly life.
Tyrra Meserve can be reached
at tyra@greenepublishing.om


Changes in consumer
trends, country of origin
labeling and develop-
ments in biofuels are
some of the issues ad-
dressed in Rabobank's
2008 North American
Food & Agribusiness Out-
look.
The Outlook is pro-
duced annually by the
Food and Agribusiness
Research team (FAR).
team, which provides in-
'formation and analysis
covering all of the major
sectors throughout the
food chain. The Americ-
as-based FAR team is part
of Rabobank's global FAR
group, comprised of 80ire-
search analysts located
around the world, who
conduct research on sub-
jects of strategic interest
to companies and cus-
tomers within the food,
agribusiness and agricul-
ture sectors.


"The agribusiness en-
vironment is constantly
evolving, reflecting ongo-
ing changes in overall
economic and business
Cycles, consumer prefer-
ences, demographic
shifts, new product tech-
nologies, energy sources,
as well as regulatory is-
sues," said Debbie
Perkins, Rabobank's
Head of Food and
Agribusiness Research in
North America. "As a re-
sult, farmers, input sup-
pliers, food companies
and. retailers are con-
stantly being forced to re-
.think their business mod-
,els."'
In the Outlook,
Rabobank's FAR team
takes an in-depth look at
issues that will affect the
global agricultural indus-
try in the coming year.
Below are highlights of
three key issues ad-


dressed in this year's Out-
look. Consumer Trends,
Animal Protein Exports,
and Biofuels.
Consumer Trends
The main consumer
trends affecting food pur-
chases are health con-
cerns, and increased de-
sire for premium prod-
ucts and for a greater va-
riety of products. With
the increased media at-
tention on obesity and as-
sociated health problems,
consumers are trying to
eat healthier foods, plac-
ing an increased focus on
items such as fruits,, veg-
etables and whole grains.
.Ai :Additionally, as
household disposable in-
come increases and free
time diminishes, con-
sumers have an increased
desire for better quality
and more convenient
products that command
higher prices. For exam-
ple, according to
Rabobank's Outlook, one
of the results of this
trend is the increase in
sales of specialty items
such as fresh-cut fruits
and vegetables. Between
1997 and .2006, fresh-cut
produce sales increased
by nearly 170 percent and
reached, an estimated
$13.4 billion in sales.


"Food retailers are ex-
pected to see continued
growth of many gourmet
and specialty items, even
if inflation continues,"
said FAR Vice President
Stephen Rannekleiv.
"Consumers can be ex-
pected to continue to
trade down for items of
lower importance and
continue to trade up for
products that they value.
Inflation or even a slow-
ing of the economy is
more likely to affect mid-
tier products than spe-
cialty items."
Animal Protein
Exports
The United States
meat (beef, pork and poul-'
try) industry is becoming
increasing reliant on in-
ternational consumers.
For example, in light of
record pork supplies, the
performance of U.S. pork
exports will remain un-
der the spotlight in 2008.
Specifically, China
has been touted as the
next big opportunity for
U.S. pork exports and is
likely to become especial-
ly important given the re-
cent decline in exports to
Mexico, traditionally one
of the most important
markets for U.S. pork.
While the Chinese gov-
ernment has implemented
myriad measures to stim-
ulate domestic produc-
tion, prices are expected to
remain historically high
for the next 12 months, be-
cause the Chinese pork in-
ventory is barely keeping
up with current demand,
while demand continues
to increase. and demand
too strong. Additionally,
while a devalued dollar
will assist U.S. pork ex-
porters in China and other
export markets, competi-
tion is also expected to ac-
celerate. U.S. poultry leg
quarters are a very price
competitive protein
source in the Chinese mar-
ket, and two other pork
producing countries, Ar-
gentina and Brazil, have
recently signed agree-
ments allowing them to ex-
port to China.


"Future export perfor-
mance will be influenced
by: U.S. dollar movements;
ongoing market access
constraints and trade re-
form; competition from
other meat exporters; cost
competitiveness; and the
threat of unforeseen
events, such as disease,"
said FAR Executive Direc-
tor Fiona Boal. "Despite
the fact that many, if not
all, of these factors are
outside of the control of
individual industry par-
ticipants, the U.S. meat in-
dustry should not lose
sight of the fact that the
benefits of exporting and
competing on the world
stage far outweigh the
risks."
Developments in
Biofuels
Within the United
States, feed continues to
account for most of the de-
mand in grains and
oilseeds but the most im-
portant driver of growth,
particularly for corn, con-
tinues to be the biofuel
sector.
In 2007, the enthusias-
tic attitude of the market
toward ethanol and corn
were tempered by caution.
Questions arose over is-
sues such as whether the
United States was ap-
proaching an ethanol sur-
plus, and whether levels of
transportation and, infra-
structure were capable of
servicing the ethanol seg-
ment.
"After a strong perfor-
mance in the 2007/2008 cal-
endar year, corn acreage
in the United States is like-
ly to dip slightly, as some
growers take advantage of
higher soybean prices,
and respond cautiously to
a re-adjustment of the


ethanol market struc-
ture," said FAR Vice Presi-
dent Michael Whitehead.
."However, as the ethanol
market in the United
States becomes more effi-
cient, and as U.S. govern-
ment support for biofuels
solidifies, a return to
strong corn acreage and
good prices seem likely."
The premier bank to
the global food and agri-
culture industry,
R a b o b a n k
(wwwRabobank.com) is a
global financial services
leader providing institu-
tional and retail banking
and agricultural finance
solutions in key markets
around the world. From its
century-old roots in the
Netherlands, Rabobank
has grown into one of the
25 largest banks world-
wide, with over $800 bil-
lion in total assets and op-
erations in over 35 coun-
tries. Rabobank is the only
private bank in the world
with a triple A credit rat-
ing from both Standard &
Poor's and Moody's, and is
ranked among the world's
safest banks. In the Amer-
icas, Rabobank is a lead-
ing financial partner to
the entire American food
and agribusiness industry
and is a specialist in so-
phisticated, customer-dri-
ven solutions in the Glob-
al Financial Markets and
Corporate Finance are-
nas. Rabobank also pro-
vides retail and commer-
cial banking services in
California; leasing; and
real estate lending, oper-
ating loans, input financ-
ing and crop insurance to
American agricultural
producers, input suppli-
ers and agricultural
manufacturers.


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i in I SportsmenHodiiEvintiAt]TwoCrowiPlantatio


Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Michael Curtis, January 8, 2008
S.,'LQcal NWTF founder Wally Davis, left, and Two Crow
Plantation Manager Bill Crowder, delivered fun and food
for the Wheelin' Sportsmen event.

By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) is a
nonprofit organization with more than 550,000 mem-
bers in 50 states, Canada, Mexico and 14 other foreign
countries. It supports scientific wildlife management
on public, private and corporate lands as well as wild
turkey hunting as a traditional North American
sport.
According to the website at www.nwtforg. "Since
1985, more than $258 million NWTF and cooperator
dollars have been spent on upholding hunting tradi-
tions and conserving more than 13.1 million acres of
wildlife habitat. Hunters have also benefited as the
NWTF has worked tirelessly to support our hunting
heritage and protect and promote laws that increase
hunting opportunity and safety."
One of these hunting opportunities was held dn


Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Michael Curtis, January 8, 2008
Those attending (standing left to right) Don Ashley, Deputy Leonard Harris, John Arrington, Wally Dayvs, Bill Crowder, Gar-
rett Poire, Sgt. David Harper, Chris Andrews, Police Chief Rick Davis, Sheriff Pete Bucher, (front, left to right) J.D. Coody, Bud
Leonard and Ricky Strickland had a ton of fun at the NWTFWheelin' Sportsmen event at theTwo Crow Plantation in Madison.


January 8 at the Two Crow Plantation, a 3000-acre
hunting preserve just west of Madison off US 90.
This particular event featured the Wheelin'
Sportsmen division of the NWTF Organized by a
group of volunteers under the direction of Florida
State Board member and local NWTF President Wally
Davis, the Wheelin' Sportsmen event "teams people
with disabilities with able-bodied partners as a way to
bring the beauty and excitement of the outdoors to
people with disabilities throughout North America."
Two Crow Plantation Manager, Bill Crowder, was
a very popular host, providing hunters, organizers
and guests a delicious barbeque rib lunch with all the
fixings, in addition to his role in making sure all the
logistics were just right. Dr. David and Virginia Rozi-
er of Macon, Georgia own Two Crow Plantation,
which is a favorite spot for turkey and deer hunting in
Madison County.


The NWTF also sponsors youth programs through
its Jakes' division and a concentration for women
through its Women in the Outdoors division. The
Hunter Safety program is among the core activities
provided to all membership as well. As far as the
Wheelin' Sportsmen, ongoing relationships have been
forged with a variety of agencies serving the needs of
Americans with disabilities, including veteran's ser-
vices and churches.
To reach the Madison NWTF, contact Wally Davis
at Farmer's Supply, 973-6260, or call 929-4562. The
combination of good stewardship, hunter safety and
sponsored events, especially for children, have com-
bined to make the NWTF the largest conservation
group in America today, not to mention a hugely pop-
ular resource for hunters everywhere.
Michael Curtis can- be reached via email at
micha elareenepublishina com.


Many fun-filled days have come to an abrupt end due
to an unfortunate encounter with a stinging insect. Fa
miliarizing yourself with all the varieties of these sin-
ister stingers may help keep you safe.
According to the National Pest Management Associ-
ation (NPMA), these fun stealers send more than 500,000
people to the emergency room annually and can show
up almost anywhere.
Yellow jackets, which have a yellow and black
face/head and patterned abdomen, are considered one
of the most dangerous stinging insects due to their un-
predictable and aggressive nature.
They build their nests in the ground or cavernous
areas, but frequently invade human space in search of
sugary and protein-rich foods. They sting repeatedly
when their nest is disturbed and reactions can be se-
vere.
Carpenter bees, which resemble bumblebees, do not
build traditional nests, but prefer to drill tunnels into
soft woods.
Over time, these tunnels can severely compromise
the structural stability of a building. Males are in
charge of guarding-the habitat, but only female coun-
terparts have stingers. Females will only sting if threat-
ened, but reactions to these stings can range from mild
irritation to life-threatening respiratory distress.
A lesser-known stinging insect is the velvet ant. De-
spite its misleading name, it is actually a wasp. With
short, brightly colored hairs (generally red and black),
they can be seen running in open areas. Females lay
eggs directly in the habitat of ground-nesting bees and
wasps. Only the males have wings, but what the females
lack in wings, they make up for in stings. Females use a
needlelike stinger to inflict a painful poke that can


cause allergic reactions.
The NPMA offers these tips for protecting your
health:
Wear shoes, especially in grassy areas.
Overseed grassy areas to get better coverage, as
this will deter ground-nesting insects.
Paint/stain untreated wood.
Remove garbage.
SKeep trashcans lined and covered.
SDon't swing/swat at stinging insects.
Seek immediate medical attention if stung, as
reactions can be severe.
If you suspect a pest problem or want regular
home inspections, contact a pest professional.
For more information, visit www.pestworld.org.


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available. HUD vouchers accepted.
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HUD vouchers accepted. 1, 2, & 3
BR HC & non-HC accessible apts.
Call 850-973-8582, TDD/TTY
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Cambridge Manor
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and Disabled. 1 & 2 bedrooms,
HUD vouchers accepted Call 850-
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PART-TIME LIBRARY
AIDE II
GREENVILLE PUBLIC
LIBRARY
Suwannee River Regional Library is
currently seeking applicants for the
position of regular part-time Library
Aide II at the Greenville Public Li-
brary.. The applicant will work ap-
proximately 8 hours per week regu-
larly and also be used as a substitute
during other days of the week when
needed. Minimum qualifications in-
clude graduation, from a standard
high school, ability to type and expe-
rience with Internet and computer
software. Library experience is de-
sired. Salary is $6.80 to $410.24 per
hour depending on qualifications and
experience. Interested applicants
may obtain an application at the
Greenville, Lee or Madison Public
Libraries, or at the Suwannee Coun-
ty Administrative Services Depart-
ment, 224 Pine Ave., Live Oak, FL
.32064, telephone (386) 362-6869.
Applicants are encouraged to submit
resumes, letters of reference and oth-
er biographical information with
their applications. All applications
must. be returned' to the Administra-
tive Services Department in Live
Oak. Position will remain open until
filled. The Suwannee County Board
of County Commissioners is an
equal employment opportunity em-
ployer that does not discriminate
against any qualified employee or
applicant because of race, color, na-
tional origin, sex, including pregnan-
cy, age, disability, or marital status.
Spanish speaking individuals are en-
coutaged to apply. All applicants
subject to a pre-employment physi-
cal. "Successful completion of a
drug test is a condition of employ-
ment." EEO/AA/V/D.


Recovery Specialist I (#2037)
ADULT
A Bachelor's degree from an ac-
credited university or college with a
major-in counseling, social work,
psychology, criminal justice, nurs-
ing, rehabilitation, special educa-
tion, health education, or a related
human services field (a related hu-
man services field is one in which
major course work includes the
study of human behavior and devel-
opment) and have a minimum of
one year of full time or equivalent
experience working with adults ex-
periencing serious mental illness or
a bachelor's degree from an accred-
ited university or college and three
years full time or equivalent experi-
ence working with adults experi-
encing serious mental illness.

School Based Recovery Specialist
II (#2270)CHILD
Masters degree from an accredited
university or college with a major
in the field of social work and one
year of professional experience in
providing services to persons with
behavioral illness. Substance
abuse knowledge preferred. Some
local travel required. LICENSE
PREFERRED.

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p o s i t i o ns :
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background check
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
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place
General News/School Reporter
needed. Must be a team player,
able to handle multiple tasks, and
be able to cover a variety of stories.
Experience in writing/reporting
preferred, computer experience re-
quired. Must have an excellent
knowledge of English grammar'and
its proper usage. Apply in person
only at the Madison County Carrier
newspaper, p9ffice, located at 1695
South SR.


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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 diploma or GED, and pass a
drug test, background check and
physical examination. We would
prefer someone with at least one
year of field experience in pipe fit-
ting or gas related work.

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.

LIVE-IN CARE GIVER
FOR KIND, ELDERLY MAN.
PART-TIME. 305-807-0190

OFFICE / BOOKKEEPING
Payroll clerk / Office Assistant
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.
HEALTH CARE
PROVIDER WANTED
No experience necessary.
Good pay. Flexible hours.
386-288-1303


GREENE.
Publishing, Inc.
Ad Builder/Graphic Artist needed.
The position includes designing and
building the ads for both weekly pa-
pers. Must be able to work well under
pressure and maintain a team player
relationship with co-workers. Experi-
ence and/or education in this field
preferred. Apply in person at 1695
South SR 53 or fax resume to 850-
973-4121
HANDY MAN NEEDED
Extensive small repairs on a house.
Some Experience Required. Call
Steve 464-2500 or 973-4527


The Henry & Rilla White Founda-
tion seeks to fill the following posi-
tions at our boys residential pro-
gram located in Jasper, FL:

Case Manager to provide goal-
oriented and individualized support
to the youth at Sawmill Girls Acad-
emy, a residential facility. Assess-
ment, planning, advocacy and coor-
dination of service activities to pre-
pare for youth's discharge are a few
of the responsibilities of this posi-
tion. Bachelor's degree in a human
service related field and at least one
year experience working with ado-
lescents with serious emotional dis-
turbances.

Dorm Secretary Responsible for
all clerical functions, including typ-
ing and filing correspondence, fa-
cility forms, etc. Will function as
facility receptionist receiving all in-
coming phone calls and greeting
v i s i t o r s
This staff member is expected to
provide scheduling support to the
Program Director and other facility
staff. The Dorm Secretary will
keep the facility supplied with all
necessary administrative forms and
office supplies and assists with
quality assurance and fiscal man-
agement. HS diploma or equivalent
and at least 3 years experience in a
clerical.or secretarial capacity with
strong computer skills.

Residential Counselors Respon-
sible for the direct supervision and
daily care of the residents in accor-
dance with the established philoso-
phy, goals and policies of the Foun-
d a t i o n
The Residential Counselor's basic
tasks are to be an instructive guide
offering individual residents per-
sonal. support and encouragement.
This position supervises guides and
assists residents in day-to-day liv-
ing activities, and in the general ad-
justment to group living. High
School diploma, or equivalent with
at least one year experience work-
ing with adolespcets. $10/hour
starting wage.

Registered Nurse- needed to work
closely and in conjunction with
Program Director regarding the im-
plementation of quality training of
health services and medication ad-
ministration for the program. Du-
ties include, but are not limited to:
completing a health screening upon
each youth's admission, mainte-
nance of health files and medical
records, monitor inventory and is-
sue medication, scheduling any
outside medical or dental appoint-
ments for youth, provide training to
program staff on important health
topics, etc. Florida licensure,
strong organizational skills, and
ability to communicate with vary-
ing levels of professionals and
youth, required.

Maintenance- Responsible for
maintaining and repairing facilities,
vehicles and/or equipment, moder-
ate carpentry work, general yard
maintenance, etc. Five years of ex-
perience in -a responsible mainte-
nance position preferred. Knowl-
edge of procedures and methods
used in the repair and maintenance
of buildings and equipment, re-
quired. $9-12/hour range.

Competitive benefits package to in-
clude 401k. Favorable background
and drug/alcohol screening. Inter-
ested applicants: fax a cover letter,
resume and salary history to: 386-
792-6401 or
EMAIL:pbrinson@hrwyf.org.
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973-4141


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MADISON COUNTY,
FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION


In Re:' Estate of
SLetha S. Smith,
Deceaseda


File No. 2007-111-CP


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estateof Letha S. Smith, deceased, File Number 2007-111-CP, is
pending in the Circuit Court for MadisonCounty, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is
P.O. Box237, Madison, Florida 32341. The names'and addresses of the personal representative
aid the personal representative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors ofthIbeded~ and otherpesons havingclaims ordemands against decedent's
estate, including.unmatured,.continget 'or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is
served must file thlir claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims
with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE; ':
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of first publication ofthis Notice is 2008.
'Personal Representative:
Ronnie Thigpen .
3 Twin W "
Winter Haven, ida 33881

Ro w Pimi :
By:\Ja. M .Rosenkranz,' Esqu
Att rhyor Personal Representative
P. O. Box 1999
Tampa, Florida 33601
(813) 223-4195
Florida Bar Number. 815152
t/ll, 1/18

~a~iw g


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

JIM BESSEY,



Plaintiff,


CASE NO.: 08-14-CA
CIVIL DIVISION


vs.
MARVIN MORRIS, deceased and his
heirs, GINA WELCH, ANGELA
GRANTHAM, RAYMOND MORRIS,
DANIEL MORRIS and 'any unknown
spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, and all other parties claiming
by, through, under, or against him and
all unknown natural persons if alive,
and if dead or not known to be dead or
alive, their several and respective
unknown assigns, successors in interest,
trustees, or any other persons claiming
by, through, under, or against any
corporation or other legal entity named
as defendant; and all claimants,
persons, or parties, natural or
corporate, or whose exact legal status is
unknown, claiming under any of the
above named or described defendants
or parties or claiming to have any
rights, title in or to the land hereafter
described.
Defendants.

/ NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose an Agreement for Deed
on the following described property located in Madison County, Florida: BEG AT
SSW COR & RUN M 680' TO POB, FROM POB,.COMT N. ALONG RD. 210' E 420'
S 210' W 420' TO FOB,297 PG 296. 549 CORINTH CHURCH RD. has been filed
against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it
on GARY A. HARDEE, II, the plaintiff's attorney, whose address is 170 S.W. Pinck-
ney Street/Post Office Drawer 450, Madison, Florida 32341 on or before FEBRU-
ARY 22,2008, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service
on the Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be en-
tered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint.

WITNESS my hand and seal of this court on this 7'th' day of January, 2008.
TIM SANDERS, Clerk of Circuit Court
By: Christy R. Wilson, Deputy Clerk
01/11.01/18.01/25.02/01



Under the authority of the Self-Service Facility Act, Section 83.805, the following
property has been seized for nonpayment of rent:

Mandisa Dunbar Unit 11 Household items

Diane Fend Unit 12 Household items

Patricia McBride Unit 34 Household items

Chelsea White Unit 35 Household items

The property will be sold at a public sale on Saturday, January 26, 2008, at 9:00 a.m.
at the McWilliams Realty Mini-Storage, Hwy. 14 South. For further information,
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