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Our 143rd Year, Number 32


Friday, April 11, 2008


Madison, Florida


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By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The regular meeting of the Madison
Board of County Cormmissioners held
on April 2 consisted of a light agenda,
although a few issues in motion will
likely bring significant private and pub-
lic feedback over the next few months.
Following a few follow-up items on
the Consent Agenda, discussion turned
to two Unfinished Business items: the
West Farm Project and the Fact Finding
Committee Report on the County Exten-
sion Office. The MCDC also delivered a
resolution during the Petitions from the
Public segment.
The West Farm Project is an expand-
ed City of Madison effort to relocate res-
idents who have been displaced from


Madison DOH

"Steppin' Out"

To Offer

Solutions To

Critical Choices


By Michael Curtis
Greene'Publishing, Inc.
The Madison County Health De-
partment's Abstinence Education Pro-
gram is sponsoring their 2nd Annual
Community Rally on April 12, 2008 at 7:
p.m. at Van H. Priest Auditorium.
Abstinence education classes were
taught to 6th-8th grade students during
the month of February using the WAIT
(Why Am I Tempted?) curriculum. The
instructors for the classes were Jackie
Watts and Charlie Barfield for the boys
and Judy Hill, Leatha Gervin, Elmire
Cantey, Jackie Bradley and Tracey Kel-
ly for the girls. The separation of the
classes is recommended by the WAIT
program in order for the students to
feel more comfortable with the subject
matter and in asking questions with an
instructor of the same sex.
A total of three hundred seventy six
(376) students went through the pro-
gram that included various topics and
timely tips on postponing sexual activi-
ty until marriage, as well as not becom-
ing involved with drug, alcohol or to-
bacco use. Building relationships and
setting boundaries with relationships
STEPPIN'OUT, Page 11A

Babe Ruth

Opening Day Is

Almost Here
By Tyrra B Meserve
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Madison County and its residents
are invited to join the Babe Ruth base-
ball and Softball Opening Day games at
the Madison County Recreational Com-
plex on Saturday, April 12. Opening cer-
emony starts at 9:00 a.m. and games will
follow all day, All proceeds from this
event will go directly to the recreation-
al Babe Ruth Youth League, and will
help make sure the games go on.
Thirty-two teams this year will par-
ticipate in the Babe Ruth opening Day
Games. The mission of the Babe Ruth
Baseball and Softball League is to en-
cqurage youth to compete for participa-
tion in their local leagues, while pro-
moting and maintaining amateur base-
ball and softball in the Youth leagues
BABE RUTH, Page 11A


ey Items Ir

flooding that recurs in an area near
town off SR 53 along Old West Farm
Road. Efforts began with a $300 thou-
sand dollar grant the city received to ad-
dress the problem, which was later in-
creased to $600 thousand after efforts ex-
panded into a collaboration with the
county and Suwannee River Water Man-
agement, each of whom contributed an
additional $150 thousand to relieve and
correct conditions.
After careful consideration of all op-
tions, including adding more retention
ponds and water rerouting, it's been de-
termined that property purchase and re-
location remains the last viable alterna-
tive. A listing of the property has been
established according to each property's
elevation and owners will be contacted


1Progress

in the near future. Purchase price will
be based on current fair market value.
The Fact Finding Committee Report
on the County Extension Office created
limited discussion, being held up partly
until the County Attorney and County
Coordinator can follow-up with IFAS,
the University of Florida headquartered
agency that oversees the Madison Coun-
ty Extension Office.
Dr. John Baldwin, IFAS Director and
the most direct senior member over the
local Extension Office, issued a Memo-
randum of Understanding to the BOCC
that was apparently inconclusive on a
key issue. The key issue still requiring
clarification is determining what au-
thority, if any, the BOCC has in the hir-
BOCC, Page11A


Dancer Injured At Lee, Day
Lee
First
Re-
ders
and
Madi-
son
County
EMS
A person-
tend to
April
Bishop,
who
was in-
S \ jured in
a fall
during
a dance
routine
at Lee
Day.


By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A Becky's Dance Steps Studio student
was injured during a dance routine at Lee
Day on Saturday April 5.
April Bishop, 16, was in the middle of a
routine on the tennis court when she turned
to do a leap and landed on her foot. She heard
her ankle pop and went down on the court.


Madison County EMS responded at the
scene and took her to the hospital.
According to her instructor, Becky
Robinson, April suffered a broken ankle and
is recovering nicely She even sat in class on
Tuesday evening to observe the other
dancers.
April is the daughter of Terry and Deb-
bie Bishop.


Lee Town Council Continues

Water Infrastructure Planning


By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Several months ago, it was reported
that Nestle decided to pursue a private
solution to wastewater management
and that plans for a potential eight fig-
ure project in collaboration with the
Town of Lee was no longer a considera-
tion. Determined to continue this es-
sential project however, although on a
smaller scale to start, Town Manager
Cheryl Archambault continues to ex-.
plore all avenues.
During the Lee Town Council meet-
ing of April 1, the council heard an out-
line of fresh options from Joe Mittauer


,of Mittauer Engineering in Jack-
sonville. Mittauer was brought in dur-
ing initial discussions and is now work-
ing closely with Archambualt to develop
a staged solution that includes efforts to
acquire a $600 thousand Community De-
velopment Block Grant (CDBG) to go
along with the $530 thousand previously
raised and on-hand for water infrastruc-
ture.
Mittauer presented illustrations re-
garding a creative and efficient first
stage that would get key piping in place
to the interchange while also providing
water services to several small but more.
LEE TOWN COUNCIL, Page 11A


Mandatory Water Restrictions Delayed


The Suwannee River Water Manage-
ment District (District) governing board
has modified its Phase II Water Short-
age Order to delay implementation of
mandatory water restrictions until May
14.
The revised effective date will al-
low District staff time to, evaluate
groundwater conditions, which have be-
gun to improve following recent heavy
rains in late February and early March.
The board had initially declared
the Phase II Water Shortage Order in
January in response to extremely low
groundwater levels. Mandatory restric-
tions were scheduled to take effect on


April 7.
Meanwhile, above-average rainfall
throughout most of the District has
caused flooding or near-flooding on
some area rivers, and groundwater lev-
els also appear to be increasing,
prompting District officials to.take a
wait-and-see approach to implementing
mandatory restrictions.
"Conditions are improving, but we
still haven't totally recovered from a
long-term rainfall deficit," said District
spokesperson Cindy Johnson. "At this
point, all indications are that the board
still intends to move forward with
MANDATORY WATER, Page 11A


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Ricky Henderson

Announces

Candidacy For

County

Commissioner,

District 1
I am a lifelong resident of Madison.
I am the son of Sara and Tommy Hen-
derson. My wife, Elaine and I have one
son, Billy, and one grandson, Brent. I
have served as County Commissioner
for the past four years and would like to
thank each
of you for
giving me
this opportu-
nity.
I believe
the training
and experi-
ence I have
gained
throughout
my working
career has
helped me
make deci-
sions that Ricky Henderson
have benefit-
ed our county government, as well as
the people of Madison County. Some of
this training consists of: using problem-
solving techniques to avoid liabilities,
establishing policies and procedures,
developing people skills and environ-
mental laws and regulations. Thirty-
four years of working as an Environ-
mental Coordinator, Safety Coordina-
tor, Quality Manager, Supervisor, Man-
ager, and County Commissioner has en-
riched my professional experiences and
has helped me develop abilities in re-
viewing/setting and adhering to bud-
gets, resolving complaints and setting
and achieving goals. .
The commission faces many chal-
lenges, now and in the future, with the
largest being to bring targeted industry
that is appealing and yet good for our
community. This will provide a
stronger economy and a better standard
of living for all of us working and living
here in Madison.
As your commissioner, my goals are
to work with the education system to
provide an educated work force, recruit
new industries and businesses, as well
as promote our existing businesses to
encourage growth.
We all love Madison and working to-
gether, we can achieve these goals and
continue our quest for continuous im-
provement.
Pd. Pol. Adv. Pd forand Approved by
Ricky Henderson, Democrat, for Madi-
son County Commissioner, District 1.


Lee Fifth

Graders Hosting

Chicken And.

Rice Fundraiser

Friday

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The fifth grade class at Lee Elemen-
tary School will host a chicken and rice
dinner fundraiser on Friday, April 11,
from 5-7 p.m in the school's cafeteria.
During the dinner, there will be a
silent auction. Anyone interested in do-
nating items for the auction or donat-
ing cash may call 850-973-5030.
The class, which is raising money
for educational trip to Sea World in Or-
lando, is also selling raffle tickets. The
cost of the tickets is one ticket for a $3
donation or $5 for two tickets.
For further information, call Lee
Elementary School at 850-973-5030.


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Dicwpoints & Opinions


Friday, April 11, 2008


-aco's Letters to the Editor are typed word for word, comma for comma, as sent to this newspaper.


JacobBm America Chooses To Have Choices


God's Kindness In The Storm
At Lee Day. last Saturday I was greeted by a number
of well-wishers. They had heard of my recent illness
and told me that I was in their prayers. I really appreci-
ate all their prayers, their hugs and their smiles.
Deloris Jones came to the office last Friday and told
me how happy she was to see me. She also expressed that
I was loved by a number of people in the county. I, too,
love the people of Madison County Along with the peo-
ple that I grew up with in Jefferson County, they are the
best people on Earth.
All the love that I have received over the last week
could not have come at a better time. While I was in the
hospital sick, I didn't think of anything except getting
better, because I had a family who needed me at home.
As many of you know, my father fell and broke his hip
in October. He bounced back nicely, but he is 72 years old
and has lost a step or two. My brother, Danny, has also
been sick for a while. He recently discovered that he has
diabetes and he is having problems with his eyesight.
Many of you know that my sister, Abbie, is mentally
challenged and she depends on her big brothers and her
daddy, as well as depending on my Aunt Kathy and the
people in our church. Most of the time, I was in the hos-
pital bed, I kept thinking I had to get back home to help
them. Along with the prayers and the excellent work of
my doctors and nurses, that pulled me through.
When I got out of the hospital and got home, I was
still feeling rotten. In the safety of my home with my
family, I was at a point where I felt like giving up, but I
kept plodding along. My health is improving each day
and so is my attitude about life.
I was at a revival service Sunday evening when the
evangelist spoke about all the things that King David
had to go through in his life, yet he still proclaimed, "I
was glad when they said to me, 'Let us go into the house
of the Lord.'"
I had always heard people speak of all Job's troubles,
but I had never even paused long enough to think about
David. Some of the troubles he had were that his wife
didn't believe in him, his father-in-law tried having him
assassinated, armies hunted him down to kill him, his
infant son died and another son, Absalom, rebelled
against him. Even though he had once slain a giant, and
was a king, he still had woes. Trouble doesn't discrimi-'
nate against or favor anyone.
God is merciful and good and I love Him.

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All photos given to Greene Publishing, Inc. for publication in


Jacob Loved your editorial on April 4th and since
you singled me out for my "rumblings and grumblings"
by printing my name I would like to take this opportu-
nity to respond.
My first comment is this started about four weeks
ago in a Vision 2020 meeting and following that meeting
the Associate Publisher of the Enterprise-Recorder, Mr.
Ted Ensminger, did an editorial which was preceded
with the byline The following is the opinion of this
writer and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of
Greene Publishing, Inc. Now you write an editorial and
no byline so I must presume that your editorial reflects
the opinion of Greene Publishing.
You stated that Jefferson, Hamilton and Taylor
Counties have failed to lure new business because they
are too small. If being small will stop us we ought to
just hang out a sign saying Madison County is CLOSED.
We could block off all entrances to our county Before I
graduated from College many years ago I had a business
class titled "Location, Location, Location." I look at it
that we are about half way between Jacksonville and
the western panhandle and also about half way between
Lake City and Tallahassee. This is a good location for
those tired and hungry travelers. And about being
small, tell that to the 1,000,000 people that yearly visit
Helen, GA (that large city of 800 persons) and be sure to
tell the 60,000-80,000 people that visit the Mule Days fes-
tival each year in Calvary, GA (that large city of 300 per-
sons). Most places stay small because of small thinking.
Some small places do remarkable things with a right,
positive attitude.
Next point you made is about Yogi Bear Camp-
grounds and Four Freedoms B ard B being the only
thing that will bring in tourists. Sorry that you missed
the brick building on south Range I am referring to
Elmer's Genealogy Library So far this year we have had
over 150 visitors from 19 states. Since you obviously do
not know Elmer Spear like you know the Ragans, I will
tell you that their will be no alcohol sold at our library
Too bad you do not think of our library when you con-
sider who can "BRING IN THE TOURISTS."
Your next comment about the workforce having
hangovers on Monday mornings is disgusting. Do you
feel the staff at Greene Publishing will come in with
hangovers? Who are you to judge? If people can not
control themselves then shame on them. Since you feel
that if alcohol were to be introduced into Madison
County that workforces would all be drunk on Monday
then shame on you. I have more confidence in my fellow
man to make uch a statement and you should be
ashamed of judging your fellow man in such a fashion.
I do not know about Jefferson County and their
problems. Remember for me and a lot of other folks this
is ONLY an economic issue. Please refer to same page as
your editorial to the Question of the Week in which 12
out of 12 persons surveyed could see NO harm in alco-
hol being made legally available in Madison County
Who is out of step? Are you correct and are 12 out of 12
persons wrong? One lady expressed a concern about the


availability to children and that will be solved, as it is
now, with good parental guidance.
Now about safety: I know that Santa Rosa County
was the last county to go "wet" and the so far, the sale of
liquor has not led to the predicted spike in alcohol-re-
lated crime. The cumulative number of DUI arrests in
2006 and 2007 (the first two years) has gone down com-
pared to combined numbers of 2004 and 2005. "We have
not seen any more issues at the Sheriff's Office," said
Sgt. Scott Haines, spokesman for the Santa Rosa County
Sheriff's Office. "We've had no noticeable increases."
This story was seen in a recent Northwest Florida Daily
News Newspaper article. But then, can you believe what
you read in a newspaper?
And you ended with the fact that you are against
Madison County becoming "wet" on both personal and
religious reasons. Since I have lived here I have heard
probably 800 times that it is too bad that there are no
jobs for our young folks. Do you know that at one time
Madison County was the third largest (in population)
county in Florida? Today we are almost last. Why do we
continue to let EVERY opportunity pass us by?
I am sorry that your "extended family members"
have ruined their lives because of alcohol. In every-
thing that we do in life we have the opportunity to make
choices but there are always consequences to those
choices, whether good or bad. It is unfortunate that peo-
ple abuse their bodies, by overindulging in alcohol,
smoking until they can not breath, eating until they be-
come obese, using recreational drugs, etc.
You are against the citizens of Madison County even
being allowed to vote on this issue. What country do you
live in? I live in the United States of America, where,
since the late 1700s the majority has ruled.
We will begin our petition gathering early in Au-
gust. Watch for us on TV "rumblings and grumblings"
at that time just like we were last week. We have already
spoken to the Tallahassee Democrat and the Valdosta
Times and they will be covering this petition drive and
if there is a vote of the electorate they will also cover
that story I have even contacted USA Today and they
want to be kept informed. At that time, hopefully Greene
Publishing will announce that the petition drive has
started. This is the AMERICAN way Dictators do not
allow the people to voice their opinion. We will have
three months to secure the required signatures of
3,000+ registered voters to bring this to a vote. This is
the AMERICAN way At this time we have about 70 peo-
ple lined up to help in the petition drive. OQ athevotes,
are certified we will.either have an election or we will|
not. This is the AMERICAN way And as far as your
concern about the costs of the vote I ask, can we afford
NOT to have this option on the ballot early in 2009 so
that all citizens of Madison County are able to make
their decision?
Let us all vote! It is the AMERICAN way

Elmer C. Spear, chairman
Grow Our Local Economy,


Hospital Spending Hearing Canceled


I and two other citizens I met were at the County An-
nex in anticipation of this meeting to be held at 5:30PM,
only, to find it had been canceled. Apparently from what
I read in the Carrier later, Mr. Abercrombie is consider-
ing other options for monies to revamp the old Excel
School. I have a copy of the letter Mr. Tim Sanders or
others may have read during the regular AM Commis-
sioners meeting, parts of which were e-mailed by Mr.
Abercrombie. Apparently things are going quite well at
the Hospital, many of the aging equipment has been, or
being replaced. A new;hospital employed physician and
a physician assistant have also been hired. The note
went on to say that there were many irons in the fire.
I voted against the Indigent .05-cent tax because I
didn't feel comfortable with the people running the Hos-
pital Board at that time. Though we have a couple of
new folks in the group, it's still the same fox leading the
pack. With that said, I am all for saving money This is
my County, I work here, and I live here. I want what is
best for all of us in this county
What I don't understand is, we were told that a Hos-
pital building is only good for thirty years, therefore we
needed a NEW HOSPITAL. The building we now have
was built in the fifties and just cannot be used but for
another three years, "so we were told" one year of
which has already gone by Duh! The Excel School was
built in the sixties, a mere decade later, however it's ok
to re-vamp that building? By the way, where are the bids
on re-vamping vs. building new? What are those costs
and what will we be saving the taxpayers? I think we
need to bring this matter back to the voters, in the form
of another ballot. The voters of this county approved a
new building, not a re-modeled one.
Vision 2020, I admire the tenacity of those that at-
tended these meetings. Business keeps me away from at-
tending this type of gathering but I do enjoy reading
about them. Madison does have a slight problem, in re-
cruiting new businesses. Herein is one of them. When
our Water Bottling Company "who has made front page
news in St. Pete and Orlando the last two weeks" but
that's another story wanted to locate in Madison. They
certainly met with ire, from some of us. When their op-
eration was finally going, our county leaders decided to
sue them for more taxes. Then, smelling blood, the
School Board opted in on the suit also. Ooops, word got
out. Build in Madison, and you get sued, not a nice way
to start a business.
At this same time, I had a business associate need-


ing to re-locate to a larger facility He was, and still is, lo-
cated in Central Florida. My associate has 200 plus acres
in Madison'and asked me to look into the feasibility of
building, finding the proper help needed when the build-
ing was built, were there any contractors that could
handle all of the above, etc. I thought this would be good
for the county especially now that we had Winn Dixie
employees available for the labor force needed. I spoke
of this in depth with Tommy Greene, knowing he had
been instrumental in acquiring Winn Dixie. I thought it
best if both my associate and Tommy'Greene meet to-
gether. But when, my associate came to visit me in
Madison and the Front Page was amassed in the suit.
My associate decided it wasn't worth the risk of be-
ing sued, deep pockets he doesn't have. My friend and
associate decided to stay in Central Florida where he
builds Swat Trucks, Ambulances, Fire Trucks and RV's.
At this time he has twenty plus employees with an aver-
age salary of $22 per hour, not including sales reps and
office help.
Now, what do we do? There are businesses out there
needing to expand, or re-locate. Until we learn to play
well with others, they're not going to bring their ball to
the game for us to play with.


George Pouliotte


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VIEWPOINTS & OPINIONS


Friday, April 11, 2008


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Letters to the Editor are typed word for word, comma for comma, as sent to this newspaper.



Firm In The Middle


I am reminded, on a daily basis because of my pro-
fession, of words that my daddy dispensed like Pez can-
dies on a road trip in my youth. "Go look it up." What-
ever my question; no matter what, where, or how incon-
veniently located the dictionary was, the response was
always the same. "Go look it up." So often that, now, as
an adult I still hear my daddy's response before I even
utter a query It has become instinctive for me, when
confronted with any subject, however weighty, to want
to pause for a moment, buying myself enough time to go
look it up.
The issue that is bouncing off of the tongues of
Madison County residents, poignant enough to some
that it is almost palatable, is the wet versus dry debate.
So far as I've been able to determine, there are valid
points to both sides.
Some of those in favor of remaining dry, point out
the hometown feeling that may be lost with alcohol
sales. Others worry that the workforce would be nega-
tively affected by the availability of alcohol. All appear
to be taking into consideration the possibly negative in-
fluence it would have on Madison youth at a time when
positive values so desperately need to be emphasized.
Of those in favor of getting wet, many seem to cite
the same pros. Madison's economy needs a boost and
this is an obvious way of doing just that. Taxes that are
being paid in other counties, sometimes even other
states, could be recirculated back into Madison's mar-
ket. Less time on the road to get alcohol elsewhere
equals less accidents on county roads from people dri-
ving back drunk. If there's a will, there's a way, and
we're not stopping people from drinking here, we're just
forcing them to spend their precious dollars there.
As a reporter, I am supposed to remain unswayed by
popular opinion, and unbiased toward anything but just
the facts. This is my job, to give the community a voice
where otherwise it may be too faint to hear. I am a mega-
phone for the neighborhood in which I live. I research,
write, report.
I, personally, do not have a stake in this matter, oth-
er than that of my community
As a new resident, I'm not sure I've been here long
enough, yet, to have an accurate grasp of the impact to
both sides. I do not own a business here, and I do not yet
pay property taxes to my county since I am still renting.
Both of these factors give me pause to cast a vote, since
I feel that a vote of this magnitude deserves the atten-


tion of those who have the most to gain or lose finan-
cially, as well as those concerned with the conscience as-
pect. I, myself, believe that is what constitutes a true res-
ident of any county, country or land. Not simply the du-
ration of residency or the amount of generations defin-
ing that residency, but all that an individual does to con-
tribute to his residency and build for those that follow,
bearing in mind their future growth.
As for my individual practices, sure, I've been seen
to have a drink or two. I cannot say with any kind of
conviction that I never would again. I have a weakness
for a crushed ice margarita, extra salt around the rim,
right at sunset on the porch of a beachfront property
Chalk it up to too much time in my younger years envy-
ing my mother's poise as she watched my dad surf the
waves of Seal Beach, long boards and salt air, blending
with Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville on my uncle's back
deck to make a perfect summer dream. I don't have a
beach in my backyard so I would be hard-pressed to
recreate that memory in Madison County anyway Ei-
ther way, I would be going elsewhere to get my toddies. I
remain on the fence, in the center of the road, in the
middle.
I have been asking some of Madison's residents and
businesses lately how they feel about the issue. I have
been doing my very best to remain neutral, not join into
the battle that I feel is ultimately up to others with a
more currently vested concern. I'm trying to hold on to
the values I feel best represent Madisonians' need in a
reporter, a voice that speaks, dispassionately, for both
sides.
That does not mean that through any lack of updat-
ed points I wish others to beat down my door to reem-
phasize their personal opinion. I'm still researching,
looking it up. This is business, BIG business, and wher-
ever those chips do decide to finally fall, it's my opinion
that it should for the most part be a decision left up to
those that handle business. It is those very business
owners that I am currently interviewing that will de-
cide amongst themselves, whether their businesses, big
or small will benefit or suffer from the introduction of
legalized alcohol in Madison County My only concern is
for what will benefit Madison the most in the long run.
I do not believe that my personal preferences, as an in-
dividual should have any sway in what ultimately af-
fects the community's good as a whole. I strongly believe
that is why these issues should be brought to a vote. All
I want what is best for Madison's community, large or
small. I'm firm in the middle.
Tyrra Merseve


Lee was certainly blessed Saturday! We were
awakened before dawn that morning to the heavy drum-
ming of huge raindrops above our bed and thought "No
Lee Day this year!" But we arose and prepared for the
day and, in spite of some threats of 'rain on our parade',
we had a huge crowd, a very long parade and a very en-
joyable day. There was a lack of vendors we're sure
when they awoke to the rain they must have thought "if
its raining here, it must be raining there" and turned
over and went back to sleep! And the parade, tho long
and interesting, was very quiet! No bands, no music.
The entertainment, however, was wonderful we heard
many compliments on all of it. The Lonnie Jolson band
and the Hodges Sisters, Heaven Sound, the Gibbs Fami-
ly, Becky's Dance Steps and Robert McCloskey- they
were all wonderful. We do hope the pretty little dancer
who turned her ankle has no lasting effects from it,
though. That happened to us once when we were only
15 and we couldn't walk for a week!
The Mayor gave out several awards that day to our
special VIPS and Fire Chief Reese Thomas did also to
our very deserving fire department. We even received
one for which we thank the Mayor, the town council and
town personnel. And we wish them and everyone to
know that the work we have done for the Town of Lee
has been, not for any recognition, but because we want-
ed to see Lee take its rightful place in Madison County
and that it wasn't work, it was a pleasure. We also had
lots of help, both from Lee and from Madison, even from
Greenville and from the County we remember each
and every one of them! Both the Seniors quilt auction
and the cake auction were highly successful our grati-
tude to all those officials and candidates who made it so.
Jimmy Lyons wanted to buy a quilt in honor of his
mother, Nettie Lyons, who, lived across from the town
hall for years and was a former Honorary Ms. Lee, but
was unable for business reasons to be here so he called
former sheriff Joe Peavy and requested him to be his li-
aison and of course Joe was glad to do so.
We must cut this short in order to make the E.R.
deadline but there is so much more to cover and so many
more to thank (we had 25 family members and some
friends -in our home) but we will try to cover the rest
later. We just want everyone from everywhere who at-
tended Lee Day 2008 to know how much we appreciate
them all.
PS. A special accolade to Reese Thomas who always
does a beautiful job rounding up the parade every year
and did double duty as a cake auctioneer And a great
round of applause to the Lee Day Committee, to our great
sponsors and a special one to Chair and Vice-Chair
Cheryl Archambault and Janice Miller


Start A Rainy Day Fund

Since the month of April is Financial Literacy
Month, let's look at the aspects of what it takes to be fi-
nancially savvy in today's economy Americans have
never been good savers and with low interest rates, de-
positing money into a savings account may be the last
thing on your mind. Regardless of the low rates, you
need to have a reserve of money in a savings; we often
refer to this as a rainy day account. Extension financial
specialists recommend you have three to four month's
savings in a simple savings account. It may take time to
build this reserve, but it will give you a safety net to rely
on.
There are a number of reasons for having this type
of savings in the bank. First, a savings helps you build
a cushion in case you experience a change in your job or
family A hospital stay can add up quickly, even with in-
surance coverage you may still be left with a large bill.
You may be laid off a job for several months with no
money to pay bills; a money reserve can help pay the
bills.
Unexpected emergencies are often a part of life, so
when your car breaks down or the refrigerator sudden-
ly stops working, a savings fund can keep you from
adding the bill to your credit card. You pay less in the
long run because you avoid interest fees.
Save money for big ticket items. Whether its furni-
ture or new carpet, you want to get the best buy, so put
money into your savings while you take time to shop
and compare prices. Give yourself a time line to reach
the amount you will need to purchase the item. Make
one payment and enjoy your new purchase without wor-
rying about monthly installments and additional inter-
est.
Put money into savings to pay for irregular bills. In-
surance premiums may be seasonal expenses that can
take a chunk out of your monthly budget. Divide the to-
tal yearly amount by twelve and put the amount into
your savings account each month. When the bill arrives
in the mail, transfer the amount from savings and you'll
have it paid.
Home maintenance repairs can also throw you an
unexpected curve. Repairs are, however, an inevitable
part of home ownership. Patching the roof, buying a
new hot water heater or fixing a broken window can add
up. Money from a savings account can cover the cost of
the repairs and you aren't worried about how you will
make ends meet at the end of the month.
Treat savings as a fixed expense; contribute the
same amount to a savings account each month. You will
have money to pay for emergencies, seasonal bills and
unexpected expenses. Next week, we'll talk about how
you can build a saving account over time. For more in-
formation on money management, contact the Madison
County Extension Service.


Last week I was on the
subject of picture memo-
ries. Looking back into
your own or your parents
pictures from the past, you
may find them scattered in
drawers, hanging on walls,
in shoe boxes, or old card-
board boxes, or they may
be in family bibles, photo
albums, scrapbooks, or even in brown paper lunch bags
(as undeveloped film cartridges) that were never devel-
oped. Yes, we found a bag like this with seven or eight
rolls and cartridges in it. We tried to get some of them
developed, but most of them were no longer any good
(consider them as memories lost?). Yes, my photo mem-
ories are in all of the places mentioned above.
If you are lucky enough to find some old family pic-
tures or maybe even not so old ones, you have to take the
time to sit down and enjoy them. Pictures may trigger a
memory, a moment in the sun, a first-time life event,
maybe a last in life event, proof of something, an intro-
duction to a past family member that you never had the
chance to know. They may bring stories to mind, they
may help you remember what you didn't know you for- ,
got. They may take you to a place you have never seen or
may never get the chance to see. They may help you see
that you still have the same traditions and celebrations
that family members before you also enjoyed. You may
also appreciate more of what you take for granted, that
your ancestors didn't even have. You will probably see
something that makes you think, laugh, or even cry But
you will be glad you did.
My interest in saving and collecting pictures was a
gift from my mom, and my great-Grandma Howell. I've
learned that they too saved everything and made up al-
bums, scrapbooks, and mementos. Most of these trea-
sures are currently in my possession. I have' made sev-
eral attempts over the years, on occasions to try to orga-
nize, separate, log, and preserve several pictures in
books, scrapbooks, frames, those old sticky page photo
albums (most of which have lost their sticky over the
years), and of course on my Computer.
Wedding and baby albums, and reunion books have
been projects that my mom and I have worked on to-
gether over the years for different family members.
Right now I have several projects concerning my large
photo collections that have been started but never fin-
ished. I have a whole four drawer dresser that is full of
loose photos, some categorized some not, some in shoe-
boxes and brown paper lunch bags, all waiting for me to
finish putting them in their proper albums and places.
It is a very time consuming project, and it's too hard to


lay everything out, sepa-
rate and categorize just to
be interrupted or have to
up and leave it, because
when that happens I never
get back to it.
If anyone out there has
any pointers that would
help me get this big job
done. Please call me at 850-
929-2487 anytime and let me know. I'll share some advice
with all newlyweds and new parents out there. Take lots
of pictures and make lots of memories, you only get to
go around one time. But take the time each week or
month to put them in order. Don't wait ten or twenty
years, do it right away. Take it from one who knows. You
don't want to end up like me, way behind at least thirty
years.
Starting at 14-15 years old, Ikept it all in order. Grad-
uation scrapbooks, family trees, wedding albums, my
first born, Kevin, I was still on top of it with my second
son Thomas, my final completed book was done when I
was 25,and it covered up until my third son, Christo-
pher, was one year old. About then I was too busy being
the mom, and not enough time to continue organizing
my picture books. Christopher is now 24 years old, so
you can imagine how far behind I am.
Now with grandchildren underfoot, and feeling old-
er, I've been thinking about getting them organized.
Since the beginning of 2008, we have found out that six
family members and friends have been diagnosed with a
form of cancer and four of them have passed away, three
just in this past week or so. I'm very glad that I have pho-
to memories of them in my possession.
So, I will close this week, hoping everyone enjoys all
the time they have with family members and friends.
Take lots of pictures, and you can cherish all the mem-
ories you make for a long time. But don't forget to keep
them in order and organized!!
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groom and his cousin with
a Taser when they both be-
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the officers.
The groom and cousin
were arrested for allegedly
resisting arrest.
The bride was taken
into custody on suspicion
of public intoxication.


Woman Arrested For Driving While License Suspended


A Madison woman was arrested
for driving while her license was
suspended (knowingly) and crimi-
nal mischief on Saturday, April 5.
According to a Madison Police
Department report, Officer Tiffany
Travis responded to a call at ap-
proximately 2:25 a.m at the Fast
Track at 408 East Base Street in ref-


erence to criminal mischief.
The assistant manager at the
store stated that a white female
driving silver Ford Mustang drove
off with the gas nozzle still inside
the vehicle. The clerk said she
tried to flag down the driver, and
the driver stopped, threw down the
pump and drove off.


The assistant manager provid-
ed the tag number and the driver,
Lacey McLeod Jones, was stopped
by Travis. When Travis asked for
her identification, she did not
have any.
Jones was arrested and trans-
ported to the Madison County
Jail.


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Danielle Nicole Stephens VOP (county)
Temica Michele Beverly VOP (county)
Antonio Joshua McCullough No valid or ex-
pired drivers license
4/3/08
Johnnie Rayburn White Loitering/prowling,
possession of marijuana less than 20 grams
Robert Bruce Denmark Loitering/prowling,
possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
Danny Windell Cooks Criminal registration
4/4/08
Clenter Lee Williams Failure to stop for inspec-
tion, driving while license suspended (habitual of-
fender), obstruction by disguise
4/5/08
Lacey McLeod Jones Driving while license sus-
pended, revoked or cancelled, criminal mischief
Tyrail Kenshrail Minor VOP (county)
Toriano Roberts Out-of-county warrant
4/6/08
Lillie Ruth Alexander Failure to appear (ar-
raignment)
4/7/08
Randall Warren Peters Criminal registration
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Quanasha Latevia Wright Domestic vio-
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Clinton Ronta Davis Criminal registration
Latanya Shanelle Hammond Worthless checks
John Francis Devatt VOP (circuit), VOP (coun-
ty)
Anthony Tumbling Failure to appear, resisting
an officer with violence, battery on a law enf6rce-
ment officer
4/8/08
Clenter Lee Williams Driving while license sus-
pended, revoked or cancelled
Jacob Ortiz Maya No valid or expired drivers li-
cense
Lester Perry Hilton Aggravated battery
Rhawn Douglass Depriest Aggravated battery,
possession of marijuana less than 20 grams, posses-
sion of a firearm by a convicted felon, aggravated as-
sault with a deadly weapon, introduction of contra-
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Rotary Project Predicts Polio Eradication At Hand (Or At Least At Pinkie)


By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
During the March 26 meeting of the Madison Rotary
Club, Membership and Service Officer Brian O'Connell
gave the group a penetrating presentation titled "Rotary
Pride." His review became a rally as O'Connell's com-
ments covered Rotary's worldwide project that is coming
to schools throughout the county The worldwide project
is Polio Plus and the local project is the Purple Pinkie.
In America, polio isn't a concern anymore and now,
thanks to the efforts of Rotary International, it is near-
ing worldwide eradication.
"Since its inception in 1985, two billion children have
received the polio vaccine thanks to Polio Plus. It is be-
lieved that eradication is only a few years away,"
O'Connell explained.
Rotary has raised over $675 million for the cause
since 1985. Locally Rotary is combining their funding
support with a role modeling project they are advancing
as part of the ongoing commitment to "Let our children
become part of the solution."
The Purple Pinkie Project is being launched at
schools throughout the county beginning April 7 and
running through April 16. The event is fashioned after a
safety practice that is utilized during mass polio vacci-
nation days. To prevent children from receiving acci-
dental repeat immunizations, medical officials started
painting a child's pinkie with a distinct purple paint fol-


lowing immunization. 'Te paint stands our anu lasts
until immunizations are complete.
Local Rotarians, organized by Treasurer Rick Davis,


Pnoto suomitme
Madison Rotary Club Treasurer Rick Davis provides a
demonstration of the Purple Pinkie process with the as-
sistance of son Cody, as President Morris Steen looks on
smiling.


are conducting six Purple
Pinkie Projects in coordina-
tion with local school admin-
istrators. During PE, kids
that wish to make a dollar do-
nation to Polio Plus, although
no donation is required, may
do so on their designated day
with parental permission.
Then, as with the-actual im-
munizations, children will
have their pinkie painted pur-
ple to acknowledge the vital
contribution as it teaches
them good stewardship.
O'Connell did an excel-
lent job communicating a lot
of information in a brief pe-
riod of time. In the end, mem-
bers and guests applauded his
efforts as the world now ap-
plauds all Rotary Clubs for
their collective effort that


During the March 26
meeting, Madison Ro-
tary Officer Brian
O'Connell gave a lasting
look into Rotary Interna-
tional, including their
Polio Plus project.


might have seemed impossible twenty years ago. Madi-
son Rotary Club is a professional network on a personal
mission.
Staff writer Michael Curtis can be reached at
michael@greenepublishing.com.


Ashley Haynes Excels In Life And Pageant


By Ted Ensminger
Green Publishing, Inc.
Last weekend, the Valdosta
Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta
Sorority, Inc. presented its
Sweetieart Pageant at the Val-
dosta High School Center for
the Performing Arts. And
Madison's Miss Ashley Haynes
was among the six beautiful and
talented young ladies vying for
the title of "Miss Delta Sigma
Thea Sweetheart."
.VIs. Katrina Aikens, Mrs.
Rhrida Moore and Mrs. Lucile
Ailens sponsored Haynes, the


daughter of
Jerald and
Shirley
Haynes of
Madison.
At the
event,
Haynes was
presented
by her par-
ents and
Ashley Haynes was escort-
ed by her
oldest brother, Isaac Mitchell of
Jacksonville.
"I had a lot of fun, the


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pageant has given me another
high point in my life," says
Haynes. It gave me the confi-
dence that I can conquer any-
thing that comes my way," she
continued. And conquer she
did. Haynes won the coveted
"Miss Congeniality" award at
the event.
"It was truly an experience
to meet five wonderful girls and
as a result, make five wonderful
friends. The pageant was an
event I will never forget." added
Haynes.
But Ashley Haynes talents


by no means end at the end of
the pageant runway. She is a
high school academic scholar at
Madison County High School
with a grade point average of at
least 3.8, and she is a three-
sport athlete participating in
volleyball, basketball and cur-
rently plays softball with the
Tallahassee Bullets girl's soft-
ball team for players 18 and un-
der.
Ashley Haynes is also an ac-
tive member of the National
Honor Society and of the Fel-
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n December 9, 1941 to the late Moses Mc-
;ray, Sr. and Ruby Oliver White. She was
he baby of all her siblings, who preceded
ler in death. Annie was converted at an
arly age. She was a member of Mt. Nebo
)f Greenville, and later became a mem-
)er of St. James in Madison, then a mem-
ber of New Zion Missionary Baptist
Church of Greenville, where she was a
member until God saw fit to take his
child home for a rest on April 2, 2008.
On February 12, 1960, Annie was
joined in holy matrimony to Dock R.
Choice, III. To this union was born seven


children: Darrell R. Choice, who preced-
ed her in death, Daniel R. Choice, Dallas
R. Choice, Darlann R. Choice, Damon R.
Choice, Darlene R. Choice, and Darlisa C.
(Freddie) Williams, all of Madison.
The arrangements are being done by
Cooks and Cooper staff of Madison.
The viewing is on Friday, April 11,
from 5-7 p.m. This will take place at
*Cooks and Cooper Funeral Home. The
Funeral and Repast will be Saturday,
April 12, 2 p.m. at New Zion Missionary
Church in Greenville.
Mama, we'll always remember that
you are asleep in Jesus.


Martin Van Buren Lee, Jr.


Martin Van Buren
Lee, Jr., age 65, of Madi-
son, passed away Sunday,
April 6, 2008.
The memorial services
will he held at 11 a.m., Sat-
urday, April 12, at Green-
ville United Methodist
Church in Greenville.
Mr. Lee was born in
Abington, Penn., on July 8,
1942. He graduated from

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finally, a High School
Guidance Counselor for
the Bridgeport, CT. public
school system. He served
as a mentor for many
young individuals through-
out his lifetime.
He was an active mem-
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Methodist Church.
He is survived by his
wife, Janice Smith Lee;
two sons, Martin V. Lee, III
and Kevin C. Lee; two
daughters-in-law, Dorcia
D. Lee and Alita R. Lee;
four granddaughters, De-
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one brother, Louis R. Lee;
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UMCM Thrift Shop Serves Great Values


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By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The United Methodist
Cooperative Ministries
(UMCM) Thrift Shop
turned four years old last
January 28. The UMCM,


which is a co-op of the
eight United Methodist
Churches in Madison
County, operates the
Thrift Shop with volun-
teers. The shop is located
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Wednesday, Thursday and
Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2
p.m., except on the second
Wednesday of the month,
when the shop closes at 12
noon so that the
volunteers can attend the
55 Plus Club.
The Thrift Shop was
built during the last half
of 2003 by volunteers un-
der the direction of Willis
Moore and Charlie Peck.
Its purpose remains to
serve the community with
low cost clothing for the
whole family, and useful
household items, such as
bedding, books, furniture,
appliances and toys for
the children. Even deco-
rative items are available.
All of Madison Coun-
ty is invited to take advan-
tage of the great bargains
and also to donate usable
items.
Donations are accept-
ed any time the shop is
open. The ministry also
donates clothing or house-
hold items to fire victims;
men and women just leav-
ing prison; nursing home
patients; needy children,
and families with special
needs.
A health program has
also been established that
loans wheelchairs, walk-
ers, tubs and potty chairs,
crutches, and canes to
those with those needs.
Users may keep these
items for as long as need-
ed and then return them
so they can be loaned out


Frances Mercer is
Chair of the UMCM and
serves as a volunteer at the
Thrift Store.


Sue Hunter is the
UMCM Thrift Store volun-
teer manager.


again.
As an additional spe-
cial ministry, The Upper
Room, a daily devotional
booklet, is given to the
prisoners housed at the
jail next door to the Thrift
Shop.
Sue Hunter, volunteer
manager of the Thrift
Shop, "gives thanks to all
the people of the commu-
nity for their donations
that have made this out-
reach ministry possible
and to the many volun-
teers who faithfully give
their time and energy
each week. Without both,


this ministry would not
be possible."
Margaret Throgmor-
ton, store supervisor on
Thursday and Saturday,
noted that net funds are
used to help seniors and
children in the communi-
ty through a variety of
UMCM projects.
For more information
about the Thrift Shop or
any outreach ministry of
the UMCM, contact Coor-
dinator Linda Gaston at
(850) 929-4938.,
Staff writer Michael
Curtis can be reached at
michael@greenepublishin


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Happenings At Madison First Baptist


By Kristin Finney
A blessed week in the Lord's
sight! Sunday morning services
began with David Fries beauti-
fully singing "Somebody's Pray-
ing." This was followed by the
choir singing, "Hear Our
Prayer."
Pastor Ferrell's sermon was
from Matthew 21:13 and Isaiah
56. He preached on the power of
prayer and its effect on our
lives. God states, "My house is a
house of prayer." You can pray
for anyone whether you know


or understand them, everyone
can use prayer sometimes. Dur-
ing the invitation the Parks
family, Les and Melanie along
with their daughters Kristen
and Allison, came forward to
join our church family. How
blessed we are!
Our church kitchen clean-
up went beautifully on Satur-
day. The fellowship hall shines
with a new spirit and it is truly
a blessing to Gods' house. Dur-
ing this clean-up the sound sys-
tem was also being worked on


for future improvements.
Thank you to everyone who
helped, it is greatly appreciat-
ed.
Saturday, March 22, Eddie
and Melinda Richie were
blessed with a beautiful baby
boy, Alden William Richie. Con-
gratulations to their wonderful
family There will be a brother-
hood meeting on Tuesday April
15, at 6:45 p.m. at New Home
Baptist Church. All of our
church members who are going
to attend can meet at the church


at 6 p.m. First Baptist will be
hosting their homecoming cele-
bration on Sunday, April 27.
We pray for our service men
and women over seas, as well as
our community as a whole. Our
hearts and prayers go out to all
of you. Also we pray for anyone
in the community who is ill. Re-
member that you can't reach
the mountain top unless you've
been through the valley. God
will never turn his back on you,
and even when he closes one
door he always opens another.


Catch The Spirit At United Methodist Church


By Lilla Howerton
Nine Cquples from Madi-
son County attended the
"Weekend to Remember" Mar-
riage Conference in Atlanta
April 4-6. It was truly a memo-
rable weekend as we learned
God's plan for marriage in-
stead of the world's view. For
more than a million people,
this Family Life Conference
has been a turning point in
their marriage. From engaged
couples to-empty nesters, it's
never too early or too late to
make your marriage flourish.
Discover God's plan for your
marriage by visiting
www.faiilylife.com
We invite you to receive the
powerful winning combination
of Christian speaker Beth
Moore, along with our. own
Jenny Andrews. Ladies, this,
Beth Moore Study of Daniel is
being held during Sunday
School at 9:45 a.m. Please join
us.


Did you know that we offer
a fun filled Christian organiza-
tion called "Keenagers" for
those of us 55 plus? One of the
favorite activities is the annual
"Low Country Boil," which is
so delicious, coupled with fun
fellowship. The "Keenagers
Low Country Boil" will be held
Friday, April 18, at 6 p.m. in our
fellowship hall. The cost is
$10.00 per person and must be
paid at our church office by
April 14.
The United Methodist Men
of the First United Methodist
Church will have their break-
fast and program on Sunday,
April 20, at 8 a..m in the fellow-
ship hall. Join our men as they
cooka delicious, hearty break-
fast and have an inspiring pro-
gram.
It is so exciting that you
have the privilege of reading
the Bible in the gazebo of the
Four Freedoms Park.
This will begin Monday,


April 21, at 6:30 p.m. with a ser-
vice to start reading the whole
Bible continuously for 84 hours
from April 21- April 25. Join us
by signing up to read the Bible
during this week and by at-
tending the ending service on
Friday, April 25, at 6:30 a.m.
We are so blessed to have
Pastor Bob Laidlaw as our min-
ister. We invite you to at-
tend the transforming worship
services at 8:30 a.m, 11 a.m. or
join us by radio at 1230 AM on
the dial. His love for Jesus is
demonstrated by his enthusias-
tic, Spirit-filled messages.
Mark your calendars now
for Vacation Bible School, June
16-20, from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30
a.m. This year's theme is
"Surfin' Through the Scrip-
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meaningful and fun.
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5c bool & education


.Friday, April 11,


ACA Science Fair Winners Announced


Photo Submitted
Seventh grade winners in the Biological category were (left to right): Audrey Wa-
ters, second place; Russell Fraleigh, first place; and Kaylee Love third place.


Fran Hunt
Special From The
Monticello News
The Aucilla Christian
Academy Annual Science
Fair was held Wednesday
morning, March 26, with a to-
tal of 30 seventh graders, and
24 eighth graders comptet-
ing.
Scientific categories
were: Biological, Chemical,
and Physical.
Seventh grade winners
in the Biological category
were:' Russell Fraleigh, first
place for his project on plant
propagation; Audrey Waters,
second place; and Kaylee
Love, third place.
Seventh grade winners
in the Chemical category
were: Wendy Yang, first place
for her project on natural
food preservatives; Sarah
Boland, second place; and


Brooke Kinsley third place.
Seventh graders win-
ning in the Physical category
were: Cody Ledford, first
place for his project on insu-
lation; Jarrod Turner, second
place; and Sawyer Wilder,
third place.
Eight grade winners in
the Biological category were:
Tyler Jackson, first place for
his project to see if chewing
gum helped reduce bacteria
in your mouth; Megan Lee,
second place; and Keli Dollar,
third place.
Eighth graders winning
in the Chemical category
were: Ben Sadler, first place
for his project comparing the
heat content of various
woods; Austin Richie, second
place; and Shelby Witmer,
third place.
Eighth graders winning
the Physical category were:
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Cody Kelly first place for his
project displaying how tem-
perature affects the elasticity
of a rubber band; Trent
Roberts, second place; and
Levi Cobb, third place.
Projects were judged on
the use of scientific method,
knowledge of scientific con-
cepts of the project and the
visual presentation of the
backboard. Two profession-
als who work in a scientific
area judged each student. A
total of six judges participat-
ed.
Science Fair coordina-
tors express their apprecia-
tion to the Animal Medical
Clinic, Buckeye Corporation,
Florida Department of Agri-
culture, Jefferson County Co-
ordinator and Extension Of-
fice, and the National High
Magnetic Field Laboratory
for providing judges.


Photo Submitted
Seventh grade winners in the Chemical category were: Wendy Yang, first place;
Sarah Boland, second place; and Brooke Kinsley, third place.


Photo Submitted
Seventh graders winning in the Physical category were: Cody Ledford, first place;
Jarrod Turner, second place; and Sawyer Wilder, third place.


.Photo Submittea
Eighih graders winning in the Chemical category were: Ben Sadler, first place;
Austin Richie, second place; and Shelby Witmer, third place.


From bumps, bruises and bug bites, to flu and fever, you never
know when you'll need medical attention. But whenever you do.
the Fast Track program in the newly expanded Shands Live Oak
Emergency Department makes it easier to get that care, quickly.
Available from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week, Fast Track has
its own dedicated patient space and special medical team ready to
treat your minor injuries and illnesses. So you can get the care you
need and get on your way with less worry because no emergency
feels minor when it happens to you or someone you love.


Photo Submitted
Eighth grade winners in the Biological category were: Tyler Jackson, first place;
Megan Lee, second place; and Keli Dollar, third place.
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Photo Submitted
Eighth graders winning the Physical category were: Cody Kelly, first place; Trent
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Outdoors


Friday, April 11, 2008


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The major and minor feeding times for each day arelisted below. The
an and last about2 hours, the minor feeding times can also have good
Good luck and be careful out there.


Steinhatchee Readies For



Mel Tillis And Lots Of Friends


Photo submitteo
Ted Ensminger (left), tournament director, announces the 2007 Captain's Grand
Slam Winner, Captain Brian Hecker (center) with one of his crew members and their
winning catch of giant grouper, amberjack and kingfish.


By Ted Ensminger
Greene Publishing, Inc.
It's this weekend!
The biggest fishing
event and concert in
Steinhatchee takes
place this weekend at
Gulfstream Marina with
the Second Annual Mel
Tillis and Friends Fish-
ing Tournament and
Concert.
Captain Larry Bar-
rett, a professional char-
ter captain who fishes
out of River Haven Ma-
rina in Steinhatchee, is
a celebrity volunteer


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guide for the
year in a row.
"We really ha
turnout for th
year, with nearly
glers participat
was actually su
by the turnout
Captain Barrett.
Captain
went on to say tb
ing 'is great this
year in Steinh
"This is a great
year for Spanisl
erel, the best tl
And all speci
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second the move," said Barrett.
Captain Lewis Dykes,
d a nice a volunteer celebrity
e first guide in 2007, tells us
300 an- that he too really en-
ing. I joyed the event last year.
.rprised "I thought the.event was
," said super! I really enjoyed
meeting all the celebri-
Barrett ties," said Dykes. 'And I
iat fish- think it was a good
time of move, fishing wise, to
latchee. move the event into
time of April," he continued.
i mack- Captain Dykes was
here is! eluding to the event,
es are which was held Memori-
and on al Day weekend of 2007,
and 'has been moved up
to April 12 of this year.
S"The water is cooler
this time.of year and the
fish should be in tighter
schools. Tides are lower
than normal this time of
year, which could make
it a bit more difficult to
get into the good redfish
areas," Dykes contin-
ued. "The best thing
about the whole event is
that we're raising mon-
ey for the Shriners' Hos-


Photo Submitted
Local Steinhatchee Guides, Captain Lewis Dykes (left) and Captain Larry Barrett,
say they expect the fishing will be excellent for this weekend's Mel Tillis and Friends
Fishing Tournament. -.:- --
pital and the kids," said
Dykes
Regardless, the game
is on with registration
starting at 3:00 p.m. this
afternoon and the tour-
nament on Saturday,
April 12.
Following the tour-
nament weigh-in which-
starts at 4:00 p.m., there
will be a silent and live
auction and drawing for
door prizes. And then a
8:00 p.m., the Mel Tillis
and Friends Concert
hits center stage.
For information
about the tournament
or concert, call Gulf-
stream. Marina at 352-
498-8088.
For local fishing in-
formation and for guide
information, call Cap-
tain Barrett at 404-401-
1547 or contact Captain
Dykes' at 904-993-0987.
Associate Publisher, Photo Submitted
Ted Ensminger, can be Country music entertainer and noted comedian Mel
reach via email at Tillis (left) shares a moment of laughter with Little Jimmy
2ted@greenepublishing.c Dickens on stage at the 2007 Mel Tillis and Friends Con-
om. cert in Steinhatchee.


FWC Holds Public Meetings On Quota


Hunt System


The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) has
scheduled four public
meetings throughout the
state to receive public in-
put on draft recommenda-
tions for enhancements to
its quota hunt permit sys-
tem.
In response to agency
observations and con-
cerns expressed by the
public, the Quota Permit


Working Group, in con-
junction with the FWC
and the Florida Conflict
Resolution Consortium at
Florida State University,
has been evaluating the
Wildlife Management
Area Quota Hunt Permit
Program.
The group has identi-
fied concerns and devel-
oped ideas for making im-
provements to the system,
with the hopes of more


evenly distributing hunt-
ing opportunities on pub-
lic land. Draft recommen-
dations for change include
permit transferability,
guest permits and expand-
ing quota permit choices.
Interested persons, es-
pecially those who hunt on
Florida's Wildlife Manage-
ment Area System, are in-


vited to attend these meet-
ings to share ideas and
help make improvements
to the proposals.
Workshops will be
held at the following loca-
tions:
April 16 5-9 p.m.
Gulf Coast
Community College
Gibson Lecture Hall


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Panama City
April 22 6-10 p.m.
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6-10 p.m.
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Power Windows Alloy Wheels
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1693 SW MOSELEY HALL RD
(CR360) MADISON FL
850-973-2959 FOR
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Turkish Guard Dogs
Protect your Livestock from
predators. 9 months or
1 1/2 months $200.00
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4-9, 4-11



Office Space for Rent
$475. + tax. Utilities included
HWY 90 frontage 15x17 plus
common area. Call Lucas
973-7401
For Rent
2BR Mobile Home
185 NE Gibson Trlr Park Way
Call 386-266-8231
For Rent: 3BD, Mobile home,
quiet residential area.
$550 per month,
$300 deposit
Call for info 850-869-0916
4-9, 4-11


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A partments

1,2 & 3 BR HC & non-HC accessi-
ble apts. Rental assistance may be
available. HUD vouchers accepted.
Call 850-948-3056. TDD/TTY
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Trail, Greenville, FL 32331. Equal
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MOBILE HOME IN QUIET
COUNTRY SETTING.
NO PETS.
$475.00 PLUS DEPOSITS.
850-929-45844
4-9, 4-11
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Central Air, Laundry Room
Large Rooms $600
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850-973-4606, 850-673-9564
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Apartments designed for Senior's
and Disabled. 1BR ($409.)
2BR ($435.) Subsidy available
at times. HUD vouchers accepted
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This institution is an
Equal Opportunity Provider
and Employer


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HUD vouchers accepted. 1, 2, & 3
BR HC & non-HC accessible apts.
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4-9, 4-11

WITHLACOOCHEE SHORES
River front.
S-,-Reduacs to $41,000,. -
Good location.
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386-208-5267 or
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14.8ac $99,995
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The Healthy Start Coalition of
Jefferson, Madison and Taylor
Counties is seeking an Executive
Director..This position reports to
Board of Directors. Bachelor's
degree required (preferably in the
area social work, health or human
services) and must reside in Jef-
ferson, Madison, or Taylor Coun-
ty. Ideal candidate must posses the
ability to network with communi-
ty agencies and the private sector
to establish partnerships for coor-
dinating prenatal and infant health
services. Knowledge and experi-
ence in strategic planning, evalua-
tion of financial and internal con-
trols, motivation, facilitation, and
community development is desir-
able. Salary commensurate with
experience. Submit Resume to:
Healthy Start, PO Box 568,
Greenville, FL 32331 by April 22,
2008.
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Publishing Inc
Ad Builder/Graphic Artist need-
ed. The position includes design-
ing and building the ads for both
weekly papers. Must be able to
work well under pressure and
maintain a team player relation-
ship with co-workers. Experience
and/or education in this field pre-
ferred. Apply in person at 1695
South SR 53 or fax resume to 850-
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Summer Employment
Madison County Parks
& Recreation

Job Title Cherry Lake Beach
Attendant
Where Cherry Lake Beach
When- May 24, 2008 (Memorial
Day Weekend) Through
September F", 2008 (Labor Day
Weekend)Temporary Employ-
ment for the Summer of 2008
Only!!'
Days of Operation Wednesday -
Sunday from 10:00a.m. 7:00
p.m.
Employee Work Hours 25 35
Hours/Week
Contact Name Madison County
Parks and Recreation Dept
Tommy Garner', Director
850 -973 4640 Applicants must
have valid driver's licenses and be
C.P.R. Certified
Applications A COMPLETED
MADISON COUNTY EM-
PLOYMENT APPLICATION IS
REQUIRED. MADISON COUN-
TY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTU-
NITY EMPLOYER AND A
DRUG FREE WORK PLACE

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST
BE SUBMITTED TO THE
FOLLOWING ADDRESS BY
Friday, April 11, 2008

Madison County Board of
Commissioners
Attn: Sherilyn Pickles
Courthouse Annex, Room 219
112 East Pinckney Street
P.O. Box 539
Madison, Florida 32341
(850)973-3179
4-9, 4-11

Seeking Administrative
Assistant.
Applicant must be self-


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TO: Northern
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NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE COMPLAINT

Perspectives Title Company, LLC Case No.: 91917-07-A
'rings, FL


An ADMINISTRATIVE COMPLAINT to suspend or revoke your license
(s) and eligibility for licensure and appointment has been filed against you. You have
the right to request a hearing pursuant to Sections 120569 and 12057 (1) and (2),
Florida Statutes, by mailing a request for same to the Department of Financial
Services, Division of Legal Services, 200 E. Gaines St., Tallahassee, Florida 32399-
0333. If a request for hearing is not received by May 2, 2008, the right to a hearing
in this matter will be waived and the Chief Financial Officer will dispose of this case
N in accordance with the law.


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IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DRINKING WATER
What Happened?
Our community public water system recently had a violation of a drinking water rule.
Although the public health was not at risk, as our customers, you have a right to know
what happened and what we did to correct the situation.
The Town inadvertently faded to sample for two of the required contaminates. This put
the Town of Greenville in violation of monitoring and reporting requirements. The con-
taminates were Toluene and Nitrate/Nitrite, which are required to be sampled quar-
terly and annually, respectively.
When a violation occurs, the Department of Environmental Protection mandates the
following statements be brought to your attention. However, in this case, your drinking
water safety and quality was not Jeopardized.
Some people who drink water contaminated with Toluene and
Nitrate/Nitrite in excess of the Maximum Contaminate level could
become seriously ill.
Any customers who are concerned about their exposure to these
contaminates can choose alternative sources of water for ingestion.
What was done?
Both the Toluene and the Nitrate/Nitrite were sampled in the 1st Quarter '08 and the
results were good. In fact, the test results showed Nitrite was below the Maximum Con-
taminate Level and the, Toluene and the. Nitrate were not only below the Maximum
Contaminate level but were undetectable.
What does this mean?
There is no risk to anyone's health due to this occurrence, If there had been, you would
have notified immediately.
For more information, please contact City Hall at (850) 948-2251. Or, you way contact
the Department of Environmental Protection, Potable Water Section at (904) 807-3300.
Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially
those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apart-
ments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice
in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.
This notice is from the Town of Greenville Drinking Water System, ID 2400440.
4/11/08

TOWN OF GREENVILLE
FAIR HOUSING NOTICE
It is the policy of the Town Council of the Town of Greenville to promote, through fair,
orderly and lawful procedure the opportunity for each person so desiring to obtain
housing of such person's choice in the county without regard to race, religion, color, an-
cestry, national origin, sex, familial status, marital status, handicap or age, and that,
to that end, to prohibit discrimination in housing by any person.
The Town Clerk is authorized to implement the Town's fair housing policy, as con-
tained in Ordinance Number 181, as amended, in accordance with state and federal
laws.
A written complaint of any such discrimination should be made to the Town Clerk, P.O.
Box 235, Greenville, Florida 32331. The complaint must be received within 60 days of
the alleged occurrence. An investigation will be conducted within 30 days of receipt of
the complaint and a determination of probable cause will be generated. If there is cause
fo believe discrimination took place, the Town Cklrk will attempt to conciliate the
parties.
For further information or a copy of the Fair Housing Ordinance of the Town of
Greenville, contact Ms. Marsha Bass, Town Clerk, at 850/948-2251.
The Town of Greenville is an Equal Opportunity Housing Agency
4/11/08


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


CAPITAL CITY BANK,
Plaintiff.


CASE NO.: 2007-560-CA


DARYL E. KRUM, HEIDI M. KRUM
and UNKNOWN TENANT(S),

Defendants.


NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE is given pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 27,2008,
in Case No. 2007-560-CA, of the Circuit Court of the Third Judicial Circuit, in and for
Madison County, Florida, in which CAPITAL CITY BANK is the Plaintiff and
DARYL E, KRUM and HEIDI M. KRUM are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at the WSET FRONT door of the Madison County Court-
house in Madison, Madison County, Florida at 11:00 am. on April 30, 2008, the prop-
erty set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure and more particularly described as
follows:
See Attached Exhibit "A"
DATED: March 27.2008
TIM SANDERS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Ramona Dickinson
Deputy Clerk
Garvin B. Bowden, Esq,
Gardner, Bist, Wiener, Wadsworth & Bowden P.A.
1300 Thomaswood Drive
Tallahassee, Florida 32308
Exhibit. A
Tract 5:
A portion of those lands described in O.R. Book 619, page 288 of the public records of
Madison County, Florida, being a portion of Sections 4 and 5, Township 1 North,
Range 9 East, being more particularly described as follows:
Commence at a concrete monument marking the southwest corner of said Section 4;
thence North 8923'55" East along the south line of said Section 4 a distance of 739.09
feet; thence North 00035'48" West a distance of 404.30 feet to a point on the boundary
line of said O.R. Book 619, page 288; thence South 8929'56" West along said O.R.
Book 619, page 288 a distance of 428.74 feet to a concrete monument; thence North
00002'34" East along said O.R. Book 619; page 288 a distance of 1044.28 feet to a re-
bar; thence North 8929'11" East along said O.R. Book 619, page 288 a distance of
468.73 feet; thence North 0001'43" East a distance of 60.00 feet to the southeast cor-
ner and POINT OF BEGINNING of the following described parcel, said point lying-on
the centerline of Easement "A" as described in O.R. Book 676, page 147 of the afore-
said records; thence South 8929'11" West a distance of 1352.32 feet to a point on said
centerline of easement, said point lying on a non-tangent circular curve to the right,
having a radius of 250.00 feet and a central angle of 35030'10"; thence along said ease-
ment centerline an arc distance of 154.91 feet (Ciord: North 12o42'07" West, 152.44
feet to the point of tangency of said curve; thence North 0502'58" East along said ease-
ment centerline a distance of 282.19 feet; thence North 8929'27" East a distance of
1361.21 feet to said easterly line of O.R. Book 619, page 288; thence South 0001'43"
West along said easterly line a distance of 429.78 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING.
Containing 13.57 acres, more or less. Said lands situate, lying and being in Madison,
County, Florida.
TOGETHER WITH an eas,ement for ingress, egress and utilities ovet that property de-
scribed in O.R. Book 694, Page 19, ofthe public records of Madison County, Florida,
Parcel Identification Number: 05-1N-09-3449-002-000
4/11/08.4/18/08


The Madison Soil and Water Conservation District will old their monthly meeting on
April 21, 2008 at 8:15 a.m. in the USDA-NRCS Center at 1416 US. 90 East. Genneral
business will be attended. The public is invited.
4/9/08.4/11108


BOCC


cont from page 1A


ing and firing practices of the Extension Office consid-
ering the substantial financial support the BOCC pro-
vides the Extension Office annually
Following clarification, further actions may be
forthcoming, although one County Commissioner, Ron-
nie Moore, did go on record, stating that the matter
seemed to be mostly about a few disgruntled employees.
A future article will expose and expand key details and
relationships following clarification of these final
items.
In addition to the County Extension debate, a second
returning issue came forward during the Petitions from
the Public segment of the meeting regarding the recent
request by the Madison County Memorial Hospital
(MCMH) to use $550 thousand from the half-cent tax
fund set aside for a new hospital facility The hospital re-
quested the BOCC release these funds so they could grab
an opportunity to renovate three buildings currently
available for full medical conversion at a rate of $160 per
square foot versus rates of $300 per square foot for new
construction.
In support of the request, the Madison County De-
velopment Council (MCDC) drafted a resolution and
read it to the board. MCDC Chair Cheryl Archambault,
as well as longstanding members Ed Meggs and Lucille
Day, delivered the resolution that declared strong sup-
port for the proposal. Generally speaking, the MCDC
stated that the project fits the intent for funds being ac-
cumulated for a new hospital and is an efficient use of
the funds versus new construction.
One member of the public spoke briefly, literally cit-
ing chapter and subsection regarding the debated aspect
of the hospital request, which is whether renovation, no
matter how cost effective and functional, qualifies as a
"new hospital." All agreed that either way a solution
should be determined quickly for the sake of residents
needing and seeking quality medical care, not to men-
tion those seeking to improve the economy of Madison
County.
Staff writer Michael Curtis can be reached at
michael@greenepublishing.com.

LEE TOWN COUNCIL cont from page 1A


densely populated trailer
parks near town. Archam-
bault extended thanks to
all involved, including the
council, Representative
Will Kendrick and the
DEP, from whose efforts
current dollars were ac-
quired. Mittauer will be
providing assistance in
the acquisition of the pro-
posed CDBG grant, al-
though there are no
charges to the city if
funds are not received.
In additional business,
Coy Donaldson, previous
City of Madison official,
who is now with the state
water board, spoke briefly,
arranging for city officials
and staff to attend a work-
shop later this month to
ensure their up-to-date on
related issues. In closing,
Lee VFD Chief Reese
Thomas updated the coun-
cil on the month's activity

STEPPIN' OUT

cont from page 1A


is also a key focus.
To accompany all top-
ics, students are provided
important communication
skills as instructors help
students understand that
building successful rela-
tionships is based on
learning what kind of
communication style best
fits his or her personality
and the personality of
those persons to whom
they are closest. This
knowledge enhances rela-
tionships and helps avoid
future conflict.
The classes were well
received by the students
and the instructors en-
joyed their experience as
well. The rally is in part a
celebration of the develop-
ment, featuring a student
talent show with singing,
stepping, and skits related
to the topic of abstinence
education. The rally will
serve to create additional
community awareness of
the program. There will be
speakers throughout the
evening as well. Organiz-
ers invite everyone to join
in this .exciting and infor-
mative evening.
Staff writer Michael
Curtis can be reached at
michael@greenepublish-
ing.com


and the great success real-
ized in the Explorer pro-
gram.
Staff writer Michael
Curtis can be reached at
michael@greenepublish-
ing.com.


MANDATORY WATER cont from page 1A
mandatory restrictions in May"
When it does, the restrictions will generally mirror
those of St. Johns River Water Management District,
which shares jurisdiction of Alachua and several other
counties with the Suwannee district.
Watering of established lawns and landscapes will
be limited to two days per week, but not between the
hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Individuals may choose any
two days, since there will not be an even-odd addresses
schedule. There will be no restrictions on hand-watering
with hoses equipped with automatic shutoff nozzles, and
no restrictions on irrigation with treated wastewater.
Other restrictions will apply to all categories of wa-
ter use including residential, commercial, industrial,
and agricultural.
Water shortage declarations and restrictions already
enacted by counties and cities for their jurisdictions that
are at least as restrictive as the District's order will con-
tinue in effect according to their terms, but the District's
order supersedes any locally adopted orders that are less
restrictive.
Despite the absence of mandatory restrictions, the
District reminds all water users that voluntary conser-
vation should be a year-round, ongoing practice.
For a complete hydrologic conditions report, a water
conservation tips flyer, or a copy of the entire Phase II
Water Shortage Order, visit www.mysuwanneerivercom.


BABE RUTH


cont from page 1A


under conditions most fa-
vorable to the enjoyment
of the game and the spirit
of cooperation between
players, officials, parents,
spectators and managers.
Join Madison youth on
Saturday as they take bat
in hand, taking advantage
of that all American sport
that makes the days child-
hood turn into sun-filled
youthful memories. Noth-
ing says spring like "hey
batta batta batta, swing!"
so join in on Saturday to
let those balls fly
For more information,
please call the Babe Ruth
Youth League President,
Billy Tolar, at 673-7979. Let
the games begin.
Staff writer Tyrra B
Meserve can be reached at
tyrra@greenepublishing.co
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2nd Annual Community Rally







Saturday, April 12, 2008





7:00 9:00 PM, Van H, Priest Auditorium


FEATURING:


STUDENT TALENT SHOW

MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKERS

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS




Students under 12 years old must be accompanied

y a parent or guardian.






Sponsored By Madison County Health Dept.
in partnership with Madison School District,
NFCC, Healthy Start Coalition, United Way.






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