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Madison, Florida


Arrested For



A Madison woman
was arrested for inde-
cent exposure and disor-
derly conduct on
Saturday morning, Oct.
S,- According to a Madi-
son Police Department
o- report, Officer Heather
lSheffield was dispatched
to Gibson Trailer Park in
reference to a verbal ar-
Sandra Gee gument. Upon her ar-
rival, Sheffield made
contact with the complainant who advised Sheffield
that Sandra Gee was intoxicated and acting crazy
Sheffield made contact with Gee, who was in-
toxicated and irate by screaming and yelling. Gee
removed the blanket she was wearing and exposed
herself to Sheffield, Sgt. Chris Cooks and neighbors
who were present.
Gee was placed under arrest and transported to
the Madison County Jail.

Woman Arrested

For Battery And

Drug Possession

A woman was ar-
rested for battery and
drug possession on Sat-
urday afternoon, Oct.
According to a
Madison Police Depart-
ment report, Patrolman
Joey Smith was dis-
patched to 473 SW Par-
ramore Street in
reference to a physical
altercation. Upon his ar-
rival, Smith made con-
tact with the victim and
Karen Faircloth. After
conducting a battery in-
vestigation, Smith
placed Faircloth under
arrest for battery
At that time, Fair-
cloth asked Smith if she
could have her keychain
out of the house. Patrol-
man Andrew Brooks re-
trieved the keychain
from the house.
Faircloth sponta-

Karen Faircloth
neously stated to Brooks
that the pills in the pill
container on the key-
chain were not hers.
Brooks opened the
pill container and dis-
covered three hy-
drocodone pills and one
oxycodone pill.
Faircloth was trans-
ported to the Madison
County Jail and charged
with battery, possession
of a controlled sub-
stance and possession of
drug paraphernalia.


A two-vehicle traffic accident, located on US Highway 90, just west of the
Suwannee River, occurred around 7 a.m. Thursday morning, Oct. 15. Details
on the accident were not available at press time but this newspaper did learn
there was at least one fatality. Please see for de-
tails as soon as they are available.

Tree Damages

House And Car

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by
A massive oak tree fell on top of the Frakes' house
causing much damage to the house and car. Thank-
fully, everybody in the house escaped with no injuries.
By Bryant Thigpen
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A typical accident usually happens when a per-
son collides with a tree or other objects. Not this
time. Brett Frakes, located in the Locust Grove sub-
division, heard a noise that sounded like an object
had fallen in another room. Shortly thereafter, a
phone call came in from neighbors who lived behind
them asking if they heard the noise.
As Frakes and family exited the house, it was to
their surprise and shock that a massive oak tree fell
on their house and possibly totaled the car.
"We're blessed that nobody was injured," stated
Frakes. The accident occurred on Tuesday evening,
October 13, at approximately 8:30 p.m.

Bryant Thigpen, October 14, 2009

5th Saturday Farmers & Friends Festival To Feature

"Blook' 0 Bargains" And A Variety Of Halloween Contest
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day Farmers and Frieni ls Festi:a1' fiiOr thoise- \ihii ar:ie bLiarzaiI1n hlunt. ar:i Pumlnpkin[.s sh.iul Lipe Fritinl.s Fesi.\1al. S:atunI:\. O,.ti:ibL
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2009," said committee ohaiu D)ale
Stone of the Madison Rotiary -\'W
have worked really haril to m:iak-
this a special event."
And special it is. N1:1 Trioks
here! In addition to Nntilior
booths and live entertaunmint. f:r
the first time ever, the 5th S:atr il:i
Festival will feature a ne "Bloiok
'0 Bargains" for all thi-o \a:,ntur-
to clean out their garages a:i.nI :os
ets for a community-type y:,r' I s::il
"Block 'O Bargains" \ ill Lib :'n
exclusive display area :ir rei-lular
olks to rent space for j.ust i1.55 p)tr
table. "It's a great way t: tiake ail-
vantage of the 5th Saturd ay i:ri, 1 s
while making a few bucks ti:ir ,\ :,Li oi

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Around Madison

2 Sections, 28 Pages
6A Celebrate 4-H
13A Boss' Day
16-17A Forest Festival
5A Turn Back Time


Fri 79/54 Sat 71/47 M Sun Mon 71/50
10/16 10/17 10/18 68/47 10/19
Scattered thunderstorms in the Abundant sunshine. Highs in the More sun than clouds. Highs in the Sunshine. Highs in the low 70s
morning. Partly cloudy skies late. low 70s and lows in the upper 40s. upper 60s and lows in the upper and lows in the low 50s.
High 79F. 40s.



Senior Needs Help

With Storm Damage
The Senior Citizens Council of Madison
County, Inc. has an elderly consumer in need of
help. The consumer is widowed, mid 80's, and
has very low income. A few months ago, the
consumers trailer received damage to the struc-
ture due to a storm. The Case Manager has re-
ceived an estimate for the necessary repairs and
the labor portion will be donated. The Case
Manager is in need of the following building
materials so the repairs can be completed: (8-12)
2x4s, (1) sheet ceiling board, metal roofing, (8)
Please see Storm Damage, Page 4A

I .

For Drug
Cocaine, Ecstacy and
Marijuana Found
man was
for drug
sion on
Oct. 9.
Danny A cS -
Williams cording to
a Madison Police Depart-
ment report, at approxi-
mately 7:30 p.m., Sgt.
Chris Cooks and Officer
Heather Sheffield con-
ducted a traffic stop on a
black Hummer, which
was illegal parked on
Pride Street.
Cooks and Sheffield
made contact with the dri-
ver. While approaching
the vehicle, both officers
noticed the smell of burnt
marijuana coming from
inside the vehicle.
At that time, the dri-
ver and the passenger,
Danny Williams, were re-
moved from the vehicle
for a search of the Hum-
Patrolman Eric
Gilbert conducted a
search of Williams' per-
son. During the search,
Gilbert found cocaine,
marijuana and one Ecsta-
cy pill.
Danny Williams was
arrested and transported
to the county jail. He was
charged with possession
of a controlled substance,
possession of a controlled
substance with intent to
sell within 1,000 feet of a
church and possession of
marijuana less than 20


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Friday, October 16, 2009

Pride In

The Youth
Wednesday night, after the Bible study class I at-
tend on prayer had ended, I went into the sanctuary
to pick up my sister, Abbie, from the youth class.
Taking her by the hand, we began walking out when
she stopped and laughed. I looked at what she was
looking at and saw A.J. Doyle, the pastor's grandson.
Now, I do not believe that Abbie was laughing at
A.J. but at what was on his shirt. It was a John Deere
t-shirt that had the words "Dirt Magnet" on it. It
gave me further suspicion that my sister, who is
mentally challenged, can read.
As I've written before, being in the class with
the youth has drawn her out of her shell. She is
more active, more communicative and she absolute-
ly loves being the class with the teens and children
and she loves the youth.
As I look at the class, I am proud of them. I see
two of them who have reached their young adult
years. One of them will start work at the prison in
Jasper in a couple of weeks and the other is a young
lady who has just started college. She told me her fa-
vorite class is one in computer applications.
I am proud of the adults who give their time so
willingly to these youth, training them and encour-
aging them in the Lord. My prayers and my thanks
are with them.
The youth will be hosting a car wash next Sat-
urday, Oct. 24, at O'Reilly's in Madison. One of the
children, J.W Phillips, ignited a spark, which has led
them to raise money to send phone cards to troops in
Iraq and Afghanistan. Stop by, meet these fantastic
young people, get your car washed and help our
troops out.

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Lee Wastewater Article.....

The Rest
The last few months their opinion
leading up to the second was sent oul
decision, in favor of, in- one by the Ci
stalling a sewer system encouraged ti
in the Town of Lee has with their fee
not been a time that has These na
matched a description added to the
on the town's website. the survey.
The site tells of a place supporters
away from the stress of only ones
a big city, a little piece Hopefully in
of heaven. Unfortunate- things that
ly, it has been a time of residents this
frustration and strained be put to an a
relationships. O/R Many
Differences of opin- can't affor
ion on matters like this month. You s
usually don't go weren't free
smoothly, especially not being
when they deal with our maintained.T
pocketbooks and where Dept talked o
we live. The present amination
state of the economy coming fro
and the unemployment tanks that
rates certainly don't properly m
help. and said tha
Many people have cost more tc
lived in Lee their entire them than t
life, along with genera- sewer, while
tions before them. We cles and a rep
also have many people ed by the Dep
that are new to the area, to Governor (
more than likely drawn fice in Octob
to those very attributes ed that in r
listed on the website. properly n
Some people want the septic system
little town to grow and cost efficient
develop, to bring in in- alternative
dustry, while others sewer system:
want to keep the laid could be mo
back life without the due to the lo
hustle and bustle, the Also not note
reason they want to live fact that se'
and raise children here. fields, storm
I have been strug- off and other
gling with writing a let- very often I
ter, because I don't feel a when talking
local paper should be a ter contain
battleground for our cit- also did not
izens who are friends or the engineer
at least neighbors to the bids were
work on their differ- pull out the p
ences, and only contin- very area th
ues to fuel bitterness, most e-coli
With that said however, wells that we:
after reading several ar- a health conc
tiles that I felt were grants and
partially true, and par- were denied.
tially biased and incom- Those v
plete, I did not feel like I mercial int<
could move forward un- benefit gre
less I wrote what I knew wrote that ti
was in the words of the septic issues
great Paul Harvey The resolved and
Rest Of The Story ". It ployee woul
was noted that those We were re
that gave opinions had apartments a
facts and references es being bull
this time: this had been developers
done at other meetings.
It was noted that
the DEP and the Madi-
son Health Dept gave
environmental and
funding details which A .
were in support of the
project and a guest
(whom was left name-
less) echoed their senti-
ment: the guest relayed Da
he was not trying to
sway one way or anoth-
er, which considering
his position he needed
to stay politically cor-
rect. It was noted that
one resident acknowl-
edged how hot he had
been: this was more wu B
than an acknowledge- W.B
ment, he apologized.
Regarding your 0's A
and R's.
O/R You said ques-
tions arose about a sur-
vey done by those
opposing the project,
showing more residents
were against the project
than for it, that support-
ers are usually less vo-
cal and why someone N
would or would not par-
ticipate. The survey OF Al
was done to try and get Most in
a true picture of how
the community felt (be- Flori
cause this is what sever-
al of the council said
they wanted to hear)
and residents were of-
fered to sign for or
against. But it was not
the only chance to voice

n. A letter
t to every-
ty Hall and
hem to call
ames were
bottom of
Names of
where the
the future
will affect
s much will
actual vote.
y residents
rd $30-40
aid septics
either and
The Health
Df the cont-
that was
m septic
were not
at it would
o maintain
o hook to
DEP arti-
port provid-
t of Health
Christ's Of-
er 2008 not-
ural areas
ms were a
t and safe
to public
ms which
ore costly
ow density
ed was the
wer spray
water run-
causes are
listed also
about wa-
ation. You
note that
tried after
opened to
pipes to the
at had the
re noted as
ern for the
loan, but
O/R -
with com-
erest will
atly. You
trailer park
had been
no city em-
d benefit.
ferring to
nd duplex-
It and land
could not

The Story...

build without central
sewer due to County
and City Ordinances.
O/R Government
putting million-dollar
burden on town. You
said worse case sce-
nario would be under
$40 and that was good
for the community.
Worse case scenario is
that this is an uncapped
expense that will only
be starting at under $40.
O/R Other communi-
ties had similar waste-
water efforts break
down costing more, and
City of Madison might
throw Lee to the curb.
You wrote that the
engineer and contractor
said the likelihood was
negligible. We weren't
talking about break-
down, the bills went
from a promised $30 to
$80 because they were
not paying for them-
selves. You wrote that
many felt this way with
the water system and it
worked out well. The
water system is work-
ing well because around
$400,000.00 was paid off
with a grant because it
was not making it and
was struggling.
The DEP represen-
tative told what an un-
usual opportunity this
was to get this much
funding and that we
would almost certainly
not get it again: My silly
analogy was that when
cash for clunkers came
out, that was a once in a
lifetime event too, but if
you couldn't afford the
payments on what was
left of the new car even
though your paid off
one might need a new
transmission or costly
repair one day, you
probably wouldn't take
that either.
Madison would not cut
Lee off, but Lee will
have to help pay for any
expansions and repairs
to Madison, while Lee's
problems will likely be
all theirs. A resident
complained about
sewage spills by Love's
Truck Stop and was told

those were not our
pipes. Won't those be
Lee's pipes one day?
O/R Residents might
lose their homes from
not paying bills. No, the
state does not allow
foreclosure, but to the
fullest extent of the law
they are allowed to get
their money. A lien can
exist until the bills are
paid, all the time accu-
mulating fees and
penalties and whatever
else a judge can order. It
will be hard to live on
property that has no
sewer and water.
You made it sound
like every fear was ad-
dressed with a positive
assurance and that just
is not true. People could
not even be told for sure
whether or not they had
to hook-up because or-
dinances that should
have already been
passed have not been
done. This has been a
very frustrating time
because questions could
not be answered and in-
formation kept chang-
ing. As I said in the
meeting whether you
were for or against, I re-
spect your needs. We
must agree to disagree,
and I am proud of
everyone for standing
up and speaking for
their choice, we have
done too little of that in
America and look at the
results, maybe if we
had, God would still be
in our schools.
I hope that the citi-
zens of Lee will contin-
ue to be involved. I was
quoted as passionately
saying "I hoped I was
wrong". Of course I do,
I love my little town and
have lived here for over
30 years raising two
children and my family
goes back for genera-
tions in the Lee area. I
haven't changed my
thoughts, but if I'm not
wrong that bumpy road
that it was written got
us here, just turned into
a sink hole. I pray that
doesn't happen.
Dianne Beck



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Madison Enterprise-Recorder 3A

Madison County
Extension Service

Diann Douglas
Guest Coluninst
^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^

Change Your

Money Habits
Fall brings a change of season, so why not work
on changing a few habits. It may be time to take a
good look at the way you handle money and try a
new strategy or two to redirect money where you
want it to go. Extension Family Finance Specialists
at Rutgers University offer a few ideas:
$ Pay yourself first This means treating sav-
ings with the same priority as a mortgage,
rent or car loan payment. The easiest way to
"pay yourself first" is to have savings deduct-
ed automatically through an employer savings plan.
If payroll deductions are not available, make a de-
posit into savings when you cash or deposit your
$Keep good financial records Reconcile
your bank checking account statement
monthly to be sure you know exactly how
much money you have to pay for expenses. If
you have stocks or mutual funds, prepare a file fold-
er for each one that you own and save the annual
summary statement to help calculate your capital
gain or loss when shares are sold.
SInsure against large financial risks Re-
view your insurance coverage periodically
Family needs change over time, such as the
reduced need for life insurance due to grown
children who are no longer dependents. Be sure to
cover risk such as liability, disability and loss of
breadwinner's income.
$ Invest for long term growth History tells
us that you'll earn a higher return in stocks
or growth mutual funds that invest in stock,
over 10 years or more than any other asset
class. If you have money invested, don't panic in
these economic times, think long terms, the market
is coming back.
SLive below your means This one is so hard
for most Americans, it means spend less than
you earn and use the difference to reduce
debt and/or save for future financial goals.
This means refrain from overextending yourself.
Those sales aren't a bargain, if it takes you months
to pay off the bill. To get a handle on spending, keep
track by recording every purchase for a month. The
easiest way to do this is to carry around a small spi-
ral bound notebook. It may seem like a chore at
first, but if you are honest with yourself, you may be
shocked to see how much money slips through your
hands. Once you have done this, you can begin to re-
arrange your spending habits and control where you
want your money to go.
SBorrow smart "Shop" at least three
sources before applying for a loan or credit.
Compare the annual percentage rate (ARP),
various fees and other loan features. Trans-
fer existing credit balances to a lower-rate creditor
or ask an existing creditor to reduce your rate. Al-
ways repay the amount owed quickly to reduce in-
terest charges.
S Set specific financial goals Determine
what you want, when you want it, and how
much it costs. For example -- you want to save
$ a down payment of $2,000 for the purchase of
a car two years from now. That's a specific amount
of money with 24 months to get there. If you do the
math; $2,000 divided by 24 month comes out to be
about $84.00 savings each month. Your task is to put
away $84.00 each month to accomplish your goal.
SGet educated Take some time to learn
about personal finance. You can take a class,
read books, magazine articles or consult a
$ certified financial planner. The extension
service has a wealth of information on money man-
agement and we are just a phone call away
$ Think Positive When facing financial chal-
lenges, having a positive attitude in impor-
tant. You can give up and think "I'll never
$ have enough money" or you can resolve to
take action to improve your life. People who think
positively generally experience greater success be-
cause they believe that there is a connection be-
tween what they do today and what will happen in
the future.
For more information on managing money, con-
tact the Madison County Extension Service.
The University of Florida/IFAS Extension -
Madison County is an Equal Employment Opportuni-
ty Affirmative Action Employer authorized to provide
research, educational information and other services
only to individuals and institutions that function
without regard to race, color, sex, age, handicap or na-
tional origin.


The Madison County Property
Appraiser's Office
Has certified the 2009 Tax Roll
to the Madison County
Tax Collector's Office as of
October 9, 2009.

tVko Vag

aoak Bush's Stepson?
By Paul Niemann
Sarah Bush was born in Hardin County, Ken-
tucky in 1788, one of Christopher and Hanna Bush's
nine children. I went to college in Kentucky, and I
noticed that many Kentuckians refer to their home-
town by the homecounty that they're from. In this
case, the town was Elizabethtown.
Sarah married Dan Johnston in 1806, and they
had three children: Elizabeth, Matilda, and John.
She also had a stepson who was murdered in his
Sarah and Dan were a poor couple just trying to
keep their family fed. In 1814 he finally landed a good
job when he became the county jailer. They lived
right above the jail, and it was Sarah's job to cook all
the meals for the prisoners. When Dan died two
years later, Sarah moved her family into a log cabin.
Three years later, she was working outside of
her cabin one day when a man rode up on a horse. It
was Tom, whom she had known since she was a
teenage girl. When he arrived at her cabin thirteen
years after they had last seen each other he pro-
posed to her on the spot. His rationale was that she
had children but needed a husband, and he had chil-
dren but needed a wife.
Sarah accepted Tom's proposal the next day
They immediately got married and hitched up the
horses and wagon and moved to Indiana with their
Brady Bunch-style family This was in 1819. The fam-
ily included Sarah's three children and Thomas' son
and daughter. Well, it was 5/6 of a Brady Bunch-
style family.
Sarah knew nothing about the kind of house she
was moving into until they arrived four days later.
The log walls had huge gaps in them, making for
cold winters, and the floor was nothing but dirt.
That was ironic considering that Tom worked as a
carpenter. Maybe he had time to build other people's
homes properly but not his own.
In 1830 the family moved to Springfield, Illinois.
Sarah's life was pretty normal, but she did have one
major accomplishment she did an exceptional job
of raising her two stepchildren.
The boy was quiet but well-behaved and he and
Sarah formed a strong mother-stepson bond from
the minute they first met. He grew up and went on to
become great at his final job; in fact, to this day he is
still regarded as one of the best to ever hold that job
- more than 140 years later. But before he became
successful, he had to overcome a lot of failures and
For example, in 1832 he lost his job and lost a bid
for Congress. He suffered four more defeats in his
political career. I guess you could say that he was a
failed politician.
He didn't have just political failures, though. He
owned a business that failed, and he had a girlfriend
who died. He also suffered a nervous breakdown.
But he entered one more political race. It was
during the period in our nation's history when we
were on the brink of Civil War, as secession and
slavery were dividing the country in two. He was op-
posed to slavery, but his wife came from a family that
owned slaves. Interesting.
I mentioned earlier that he was murdered. Well,
it happened while he was on the job. You know how
his story turned out, even though you might not
have figured out his identity just yet.
In 1860, Sarah Bush Johnston's stepson the one
who was born in a log cabin in Kentucky and later
moved to Illinois overcame all of his failures and
won his next election.
While Sarah Bush Johnston Lincoln led a pretty
ordinary life, she played a major role in shaping her
stepson into the kind of man he was ... President
Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United
Oh, and one more thing ... The old adage about
Mother knowing best applies to Sarah Lincoln and
her stepson president. She didn't want him to win
the presidential election in 1860, because she had a
feeling that something terrible would happen to

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Two Sides To

Every Issue
'A house divided against itself cannot stand." And that
seems to be what is happening in our formerly quiet and
peaceful little town and, to quote Penny McCann in her re-
cent article on American Responsibility "I am sad. I am fear-
ful" and "Our problem with our government" is "about who
you vote for and holding them responsible for their ac-
I believe I am correct in stating that the majority of Lee's
residents were firmly against the wastewater project and so
were the council members, according to the first vote. Ap-
parently one of them was persuaded to change her vote for
the second vote. I still don't understand why the residents
themselves weren't allowed to vote on such an important is-
sue. I asked my daughter why she wasn't going to the second
meeting. She said, "There's no use. They're going to pass it
and I would only get madder." And so they did. Following is
a letter I wrote and asked for it be read at the first meeting.
To The Lee Town Council
Tonight, you will make a momentous decision regard-
ing our town's future which, I'm sure, is going to affect many
of its citizens adversely
I was a member of the council when the wastewater pro-
ject first was introduced and was, for several years, on the pro
side. With a very low income, I probably would have been ap-
proved for a free hookup. Also I thought it best for the future
of the town's growth.
During the past year, however, I have changed my mind.
One reason is the projected monthly bill. I have been able to
tread water with my monthly stipend of $704.00 from Social
Security even to recently insuring my homestead. But I sim-
ply cannot add the monthly wastewater bill.
Another reason my daughter, Vicki, after a tortuous
seven costly months of dealing both with Lee and Madison
and the sometimes ridiculous many costly permits (and
also time consuming) is now living on the back of my prop-
erty in a nice used mobile home because she feels that she is
needed here. And she is- but may not be able to stay if she is
forced to destroy the new $2,500 septic tank and drain field
which was mandated plus the cost of having the old tank
crushed and buried.
She asked if she could tie into my lines until the waste-
water lines were installed but was refused. Also the old tank,
which to my own knowledge, had been there since 1970 and
probably had never been checked out, was completely empty
and dry when it was dug up. No one knows why and I never
had reason to question for no odor was ever noticeable. But
there was a crack in the lid so it had to be destroyed.
Why doesn't the town have an ordinance (or something)
that requires old tanks to be checked out before 40 years?
Why do they wait until a new resident comes in and starts
improving rundown property and then require the resident
to pay for what the town and the health department had
failed to do?
The cost of Vicki's move from Jacksonville to Lee: the
price of the mobile home; new $2,500 system; removal of old
trailer and destruction of old tank; clearing the property
burning and removing old crib and other debris; fill dirt and
railroad ties to reroute rainwater; new paint and refurbish-
ing used mobile home; cost of u-hauls for moving, plus all the
permits came to a very hefty total. Vicki said, "What I've
spent would have paid for a trip around the world. And I
should have gone."
So, I'm asking the council, "Before you vote this evening,
please consider very carefully all of the reasons why so many
of your town's citizens are against the system."
I realize how much work you've all put into this but ask
you also to realize how hard it is for many of us to add an-
other financial burden to our already overloaded one. Thank
Thelma Thompson
And now we have to live with the consequences. The Lee
General Store the only store where one could buy a spool of
thread, a greeting card and many other things- has closed its
doors, I'm sorry to say Also it hasn't been too long ago when
Cherry Farms, the churches and the school were the only
reasons that Lee could call itself a town. I've already heard
talk of people moving. I hope it's only talk.



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Man Arrested For

Burglary And

Aggravated Assault
On Oct. 8 at 11:07
p.m., Madison Police De-
partment Ptl. Jeffrey
Rosenberg was dis-
patched to 186 SW Par-
ramore St. in reference to
4 1 a physical altercation.
According to the
I MPD, on arrival, Rosen-
berg observed two black
Si male subjects fighting on
the porch of the resi-
"- dence. Rosenberg with-
Anthony J. Hampton drew his taser and
advised the subjects to cease or they would be tased.
After separating the subjects, Rosenberg inter-
viewed the first subject, identified as the victim. Ptl.
David Meyers restrained the second subject, identi-
fied as Anthony J. Hampton.
The victim advised Rosenberg that he observed
Hampton burglarize a vehicle, which was parked at
the residence and walk to a second vehicle that was
parked at the residence. The victim then approached
Hampton and said he was calling the police. The vic-
tim then said that Hampton began fighting him onto
the front porch and tried to enter the house with a
knife and that was why they were fighting.
Ptl. Meyers patted down Hampton for officer safe-
ty and located a black handle knife on the ground
where Hampton was lying and a brown handled pock-
etknife in the pocket of Hampton.
Meyers also discovered pieces of glass pipe com-
monly used to smoke crack cocaine in the pockets of
Hampton. After interviewing all witnesses present at
the residence, Ptl. Rosenberg placed Anthony J.
Hampton under arrest.
Hampton was charged with armed burglary of a
structure, burglary of a conveyance and aggravated
assault with a deadly weapon.

Kevin Michael
Strain Out of county
Collie Edward
Stevens Issuing a
worthless check
Roberto Luis Ro-
drigues Home invasion
robbery possession of a
firearm with an altered
serial number
Ezell Alexander
Stephens Home inva-
sion robbery possession
of cocaine
James Joseph Cou-
ture Unknown charge
Todd Therman Sta-
cy Drug cultivation
marijuana, possession of
marijuana more than 20
grams, possession of
firearms (felony), posses-
sion of a short-barreled
gun, drug equipment
Christopher Todd
Stacy Possession of less
than 20 grams of mari-
juana, possession of
Bryan Adam Stacy -
Possession of marijuana
less than 20 grams, pos-
session of drug equip-
Darrell Lashawn
Adams VOP
Anthony James
Hampton Burglary,
home invasion robbery,
aggravated assault
Cedrick Leonard
Gee VOP (circuit)
James O'Neal
Watkins Failure to ap-
pear (arraignment)
Clinton Ronta Davis
- VOP (circuit)
Sedrick Deon Fra-

zier Battery
Danny Antaione
Williams Possession of
a controlled substance,
possession of marijuana
less than 20 grams, pos-
session of cocaine,
David Allen Smithie
- Petit theft
Heather Crowther -
Obstruction without vio-
Sandra Denise Gee -
Indecent exposure, disor-
derly conduct
Karen Renee Fair-
cloth Battery (domestic
violence), possession of a
controlled substance,
possession of parapher-
Laron Dantrell
Richardson Out of
county warrant
John David Gavin -
Aggravated assault with
a deadly weapon
Glennell Witcher -
Failure to appear for ar-
Gregory Lee Hackle
- Criminal registration
Keevis Reshod Dob-
son Criminal registra-
Shamika Shontae
Scott Order to revoke
pre-trial release
Raymond Jessie
Evans DUI
Randy Lugene
Smith Criminal regis-
Gregory M. Donald-
son, Sr. VOP (circuit)
David Andrew
Wooden Driving while
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walls, (4) 4x8s. The cost
of these materials is esti-
mated at $423.00.
The materials need-
ed for the repairs to the
carport are (100) pine
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roofing metal. The cost
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October 16-17
The Madison Coun-
ty High School Class of
1984 will host its 25
year reunion on Octo-
ber 16-17. Fellow class-
mates are invited to
join in the gathering.
Activities will include
enjoying some good
Cowboy football on Fri-
day night, a family pic-
nic on Saturday
followed by a banquet
and dance Saturday
evening. For those who
remember the fantastic
time all had at the 20-yr
reunion, you know you
will not want to miss
this one. For more in-
formation, contact J.P.
Maultsby at (850) 973-
8685 or (850) 973-7045.

October 17
Hickory Grove
Founder's Day is set for
Saturday, October 17,
on the grounds of the
Hickory Grove United
Methodist Church.
Come out to experience
the old fashion way of
living and great gospel

October 17
Cherry Lake First
Baptist Church will be
hosting its fall festival
on Saturday, October
17, from 2-6 p.m. The af-
ternoon is guaranteed
to be filled with fun,
laughter, games and re-
freshments. Everyone
is welcome to attend.
The church is located
one mile west of Hwy.
53 on Hwy. 150. For
more information,
please call (850) 929-
4430 or (850) 929-9990.

October 18
Jeslamb AME
Church will be having
an old fashion church
service on October 18,
at 11 a.m. Come dressed
like the ancestors did
in the old time way, or
casual and comfortable.
The guest speaker will
be Rev. Dozier Balloon,
Jr. Everyone is invited
to attend.

October 18
The Madison Coun-
ty Historical Society
will meet on Sunday,
October 18th, at 2:30
p.m. in the Madison
County Library Meet-
ing Room. The program
will be presented by
James Montgomery of
Lake City on the Battle
of Olustee. All mem-
bers are invited and
please bring a friend.

October 19-20
The Annual Meet-
ing of Middle Florida
Baptist Association is
Monday, Oct. 19, 4 p.m.,
at Fellowship Baptist
Church and Tuesday,
Oct. 20, 4 p.m., at New
Home Baptist Church.
The evening sessions
will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Benjie Dyal will give
the Doctrinal Sermon
on Monday afternoon;
Glen Owens, FBC, will
be the Inspirational
Speaker on Monday
evening. Todd Babione
will give the Mission-
ary Sermon on Tuesday

afternoon; Gene Stokes
will be the Inspira-
tional Speaker in the
evening session. Please
plan to be a part of this
important meeting.

October 23
Aucilla Christian
Academy will be host
their fall festival on
Friday, October 23,
from 2:30-5:30 p.m.
Games include giant
slide, mechanical bull,
dunk tank, live gold
fish, cake walk, duck

pond, leap frog
much more.

October 24
Midway Church of
God Youth will hold a
carwash on Saturday,
Oct. 24, beginning at 8
a.m. in the parking lot
of O'Reillys Auto Parts.
All money raised at the
carwash will go to-
wards the purchase of
phone cards for sol-
diers in Iraq and
Afghanistan so that
they will be able to call
their family members
at Christmas.

October 24
Benefit Poker Run
for Donna Kinard be-
gins 11 a.m. at Alley
Oops in Jasper. Poker
hands are $10 each or
two for $15. All pro-
ceeds will benefit Don-
na Kinard and Big
Bend Hospice. For
more information or to
donate door prizes,
please call (850) 929-
4583 or (850) 464-3871.
October 31
Kingdom Min-
istries and Excellence
Dance Studio, Inc. in-
vites everyone to at-
tend a Hallelujah Night
on Saturday, October
31, from 7-9 p.m. The
event will be held at
Damascus Baptist
Church, and will be full
of praise and worship,
praise songs and dance,
kid games, spiritual
treats and more. For
more information,

please call (850) 464-
2728 or (850) 590-6066.

November 7
Saturday Novem-
ber 7 "Circle of
Thanks" Presented by
Madison Junior Auxil-
iary 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.
- Around Lake Frances
- A celebration of Fam-
ily, Friends and Com-
munity Kids Bounce
Houses, train rides and
face painting music,
pie eating contest, food,
and cake auction lu-

minaries available for
purchase to celebrate
or to honor friends,
family and loved ones -
Evening will end with a
Glow in the Dark walk
around Lake Frances.

November 7
Lee Worship Center
will be hosting a Big
Church Bazaar Sale on
Saturday, November 7.
The church will be sell-
ing furniture, stoves,
clothes, pictures and
much more. For more
information, please call
(850) 673-9490.

November 7, 2009
Concord Baptist
Church will be having
their Fall Festival on
Saturday, November 7,
starting at 3 p.m. with a
concert. There will be
games, white elephant
sale, chili cook-off, cake
auction, food and lots of
fun for all ages. All pro-
ceeds go to the Vassal
School in Haiti.

The Florida DEP's
Stephen Foster Folk
Culture Center State
Park will host an ongo-
ing wood carving work-
shop on Thursdays
through Mondays, from
noon until 4 p.m. Par-
ticipants can create fig-
ure carvings, wood
spirits, spoons, bowls,
relief carvings and
more during this four-
hour class. Workshop
fees are $15 per session

and include park ad-
mission. For additional
information or to regis-
ter for the workshops,
please call (386) 397-1920
or visit www.step-hen-

Each Weekday
Except Tuesday
The Senior Citizens
Center offers computer
classes to seniors 60
and older each weekday
except Tuesday. For
more information or to
sign up, please call (850)


The Diamonds in
the Ruff Adoption Pro-
gram at the Suwannee
Valley Humane Society
is open every Tuesday
through Saturday from
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is lo-
cated on 1156 SE Bisbee
Loop, Madison, FL
32340. For more infor-
mation, or directions,
call (866) 236-7812 or
(850) 971-9904.

Second and Fourth
Saturday of
Each Month
The Madison
Church of God hosts a
free soup kitchen the
second and fourth Sat-
urday of each month at
the Greenville Senior
Citizens Center. Lunch
is served from noon to 1

Third Tuesday
of Each Month
The Greater
Greenville Area Dia-
betes Support Group is
a free educational ser-
vice and support for di-
abetes and those
wanting to prevent dia-
betes. The group meets
the third Tuesday of
each month at the
Greenville Public Li-
brary Conference Room
at 312 SW Church St.,
Greenville, 11-11:30
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The Senior Citizens
Center's sewing club
for seniors 60 and older
meets every Wednesday
and Friday. For more
information or to sign
up, please call (850) 973-

Third Wednesday of
Each Month
The Madison Coun-
ty Health Education
Club is holding a free
educational service and
support group for peo-
ple interested in pre-
venting or controlling
diabetes, high blood
pressure, elevated cho-
lesterol levels, obesity
and other chronic
health conditions. The
club meets the third
Wednesday of each
month at the Madison
Public Library Confer-
ence Room at 378 NW
College Loop, Madison,
12:15-12:45 p.m. Every-
one is welcome to bring
their own lunch.

Third Wednesday of
Each Month
The Madison Coun-
ty Diabetes Support
Group is a free educa-
tional service and sup-
port group for diabetes
and those wanting to
prevent diabetes. The
group meets the third
Wednesday of each
month at the Madison
Public Library Confer-
ence Room at 378 NW
College Loop, Madison,
11:45 a.m.-12:10 p.m.
Everyone is welcome is
bring their own lunch.
For details, contact
Marcia Kazmierski at
(386) 752-2461 or Lor-
raine Miller at (386) 752-

Fourth Wednesday of
Each Month
An informational
meeting for those in-
jured and needing help
returning to work will
be held the fourth
Wednesday of each
month from 12-3 p.m. at
the Madison County
Extension Office locat-
ed at 184 College Loop,
Madison. The meeting
is free and open to the
public. For more infor-
mation, please call
(850) 245-3489.

Fourth Tuesday of
Each Month
Big Bend Hospice's
adult Grief Support
Group meets on the
fourth Tuesday of each
month at the Madison
County Senior Center,
located at 4886 SW Rut-
ledge. The group is
open to anyone in the
community who has ex-
perienced the death of
someone in their life.
The support groups are
a free community ser-
vice. For more informa-
tion, please call Casey
Shaffer at 566-6189.

Lonnie Haynes
Thomas, 95, a retired
Pullman porter and
skilled golfer of Miami,
died Friday, October 9,
2009, in Miami.
Funeral services
were held Thursday, Oc-
tober 15, 2009, at Mt.
Sinai Missionary Baptist
Church in Miami. View-
ing was held from 4-8
p.m. at the Range Funer-
al Home in Miami on
Wednesday, October 14,
Committal and bur-
ial services will be at 10
a.m. Sunday, October 18,
2009, at the Oak Ridge
Cemetery in Madison.
Survivors include
one sister, Jayne E.
Thomas Scott; nephews,
Ricky Thomas, of Mia-
mi, Dr. Edward R. Scott
II, of Tallahassee, and
Captain Harry T. Brown,
of Miami; nieces, Dr.
Jacquelyn Hartley of
Miami and Cheryl
Thomas Tate of Madi-
son. A host of other
grand nieces and
nephews, as well as addi-
tional family and close
friends, are also sur-
Committal and bur-
ial services are being
handled by the Ganzy
Funeral Home of Madi-
son, (850) 973-3267.

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St. Stephen's Band At Madison Sports Grill

Following their Madison debut at
this year's Four Freedoms Festival, St.
Stephen's Band features weekly live en-
tertainment at the Madison Sports
Grill. Show time is Thursday nights
from 7:30 to 9 p.m. and admission is free.
The Grill is located in the Harveys
shopping plaza on E Hwy 90.
St. Stephen's combines original
folk, rock, blues, classical and contem-
porary Christian music into a perfor-
mance that will please folks age one to
But that's not all!
The band, headed by Stephen
Cucinella, has released its first CD, ti-
tled "Tailgate Rock." The three song
production favors a nearby university

(Hint: It's not for the garnet and gold).
This high volume, high voltage pro-
duction was written to intimidate the
enemy, encourage the team and ener-
gize the fans!! However, the music is
not limited to one team. "Florida State
and Miami fans are buying it, too," says
Cucinella. "The music has universal ap-
Added to Cucinella's song-writing
and unmistakable vocals is the highest
quality production work of local
William Winter. Winter is well known
for his attention to detail and strong
musical background. (Winter played
bass with Don Felder back in 1967, be-
fore Felder became an integral member
of the Eagles.)

Photo Submitted
Stephen Cucinella, Eric Revis and William Winter are members of the St.
Stephen's Band

Winter joins Cucinella on stage
most Thursday nights at the Grill. We
are a collective soul," says Cucinella.
"It's all about the group, and we bring a
message of hope to our listeners."
In addition to the dynamic duo, var-
ious guest musicians grace the stage
from time to time. James Johnson
joins the group on twelve-string, bass
and vocals. Wife, Heather, adds bass
and keyboards, with new baby daugh-
ter Aiden in the audience. Donna
Cucinella contributes vocals and John

Hot New

Winter, brother of William, is featured
on saxophone. Drummer Eric Revis
and guitarist Justin Powell join the
band from Wakulla County on special
"Tailgate Rock" is available at the
Madison Sports Grill, The Mail Room/
Art Source on Pinckney Street and
through St. Stephen's Productions at
(850) 973-4799.
For booking information, contact
Donna Cucinella at saintstephens@e-

"Tailgate Rock" Music CD

Perfect for tailgate parties, at home or on the road!

Special introductory offer $5.00 each
Great stocking stuffer!
Now available at Madison Sports Grill &
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Mary Santerfeit, second from left, retired as the
Lee Postmaster at the beginning of October. Pictured
left to right: Bridgetta Arnold, contract cleaner; San-
terfeit; Alison Crutchfield, sales associate; and Eddie
Hale, rural route carrier.

Mary Santerfeit

Retires As Lee

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Mary Santerfeit has retired following 30 years of
service in the United States Postal Service.
Mary closed out her career as the postmaster at
the Lee Post Office on Thursday, Oct. 1. Her retire-
ment began on Friday, Oct. 2.
"I began working for the Mayo Post Office on
February 23, 1980 as a part-time flexible clerk," she
After eight years, she was transferred to Lake
City, still as a part-time flexible clerk.
"I was considered part-time even though I
worked for 70 hours some weeks," she said with a
In 1989, she transferred to Day as the officer in
charge. She became the postmaster there that April.
She stayed there until January 12,2004 when her su-
pervisors requested that she transfer to Lee as the
officer in charge. In February 2005, after meeting
with the selection board in Daytona Beach, she was
chosen as the new Lee postmaster.
"I loved being the postmaster in Lee," she said.
"I loved meeting the people and being of service to
the Town of Lee."
Before she left, the employees at the post office
honored Mary with two parties. One party was held
at the post office; the other was held at Archie's
Mary is the wife of T.J. Santerfeit, pastor of Beu-
lah Baptist Church. Her plans for the future include
helping him with his pastoral work and ministry at
the church.

Home of The Rockets

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SPoker Run To
By Benefit

Cancer Victim S|

SBy Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A Poker Run in celebration of Donna Ki-
;, nard's life will be held Saturday, Oct. 24.
The bikes will leave out from Alley Oops '"
A: in Jasper at 11 a.m. They will travel to Betty's
in Pinetta, the Red Cow in Lee, then back to j
Jasper to Bitsy's and finally end up back at .
Alley Oops in Jasper.
j Poker hands cost $10 each or two for $15. &
All proceeds will benefit Donna
Kinard and Big Bend Hospice ALL -,
vehicles, not only motorcycles. -, reen, r
courage to make the run. '.*.
* If anyone is interested in _
t donations or donating :-&. ./9l.
.; door prizes, please ,Il / *
' Jennifer Fulmer at (x.w0 .' i
1* 929-4583 or (850) 464-38,7 1

Hall 's

Tire & Muffler Center

1064 E. US 90 Madison, FL
-Beside Clover Farm- Owners: Daryl & Lee Anne Hall

Simon Kinsey, Jr. was born at
home in Lee, Florida on October
16, 1926, the only child of Ollie
Kent Kinsey and Simon A. Kinsey,
Sr. He was a student at Lee High
School from grades one (1)
through eleven (11). Lee High
School burned in December 1942
after which time grades eleven
and twelve became a part of the
Madison High School. He finished
his senior studies at the end of the
first semester and graduated with
the class of 1944 in June.
At that time his mother was
a teacher at Enterprise
School, located south of /f
Lee. When she dropped/
out before the end of / :
the school year for
surgery, Simon
completed the
term as a substi-
tute teacher, thus
beginning whatI
was to be a re-
warding career
as an educator.
He shared that
the students, fac- 1.
ulty and staff
made each day of
his teaching career
a pleasure as he sa; p
students learn ani
In March of 194.. Sl
mon was called into the
service of his country as a
member of the U. S. Army. He re-
ceived his basic training at Camp
Gordon near Augusta, Georgia.
When he came home on leave fol-
lowing basic training, he and his
high-school sweetheart, Ernestine
Ezell, were married. They were
married on Tuesday (following the
required three-day waiting peri-
od), he returned to camp on Fri-
day, and six weeks later he was
sent to Japan as part of the U. S.
Army of Occupation. This was a
long year for all of his family, and
especially a young country boy
who had hardly been out of Madi-
son County in his lifetime!
Upon his return to the states,
Ernestine met him at Fort Sam
Houston, San Antonio, Texas on
October 16, his birthday. He knew
all along that he would like to con-
tinue his education, but it was too
late to begin the fall semester. His
father had owned and operated the
barbershop in Lee for many years
and he wanted his son to follow in
his footsteps as a barber anyway.
So it was that he enrolled at Flori-
da Barber College, Jacksonville,
where he completed the required
course of study and received his
barber's license. This turned out
to be an excellent move since he
used this skill to "barber his way
through college." He continued in
this work for many years, but
eventually gave his full talents
and time to his chosen profession
as an educator.
After having taught at
Greenville for three years, Simon
was transferred to Lee Junior
High School. At Lee, he taught so-
cial studies and coached the boys'
basketball team. (As a student at
LJHS he was quite an outstanding
player on the boys' championship
basketball team.) Following a suc-
cessful year at Lee, Simon was ap-
pointed as principal of the
Madison Elementary School. At
that time the school was located
on the northeast corner of U. S. 90
and S. Duval Street site of the old
Pic 'n Save. One of his many re-
sponsibilities at this site included
making sure the wood-burning
heaters in all classrooms were safe
and properly maintained. The

building was cooled in the sum-
mer by opening the windows. Also,
safety of the children on this busy
street corner was quite a concern.
The new school, located on Haynes
Street, was opened in August 1954.
As principal of the elementary
school, Simon was very highly re-
spected. He knew each of the (500)
students by name, where he/she
lived, and what type of grades
each student made. His motto was
"there is good in every child and
each child's self-worth is to be rec-
ognized and emphasized."
At th- -e-neral assembly
SprI1ograms, which
S"e \ire held weekly,
i hhe is well remem-
bered for this
Quotation: "Re-
member, we al-
m f ways look up
to God, then
to our flag,
then to our
home." His
L l dedicated
s, C faculty and
staff support-
ed this philos-
ophy. He drove
many miles
taking sick chil-
I ren home before
there were school
clin pls and health
nurses. He never left
school in the afternoons
until his entire faculty had fin-
ished their work and gone home.
Early in his administration,
Simon became active in the De-
partment of Elementary School
Principals, Florida Education As-
sociation, a department made up
of elementary school principals
throughout the state. He was soon
selected as a Director, served as
Legislative Chairman, and later as
Membership Chairman. In 1964,
Simon was made chairman of this
prestigious group, an honor for an
administrator from one of the
small rural counties of North
Florida. It was this year that Tom
Bailey, State Superintendent of
Education, asked Simon to accept
a position as a consultant with the
Department of Education. Those
who worked in this department
were selected, not employed as the
result of an application. He as-
sumed duties as Consultant in
School Accreditation in the Divi-
sion of Teacher Education, Certi-
fication and Accreditation. In July
1965 Simon and his family moved
to Tallahassee where they lived
until his retirement. During his
tenure with the Department of Ed-
ucation he also served as a select-
ed member of the Professional
Practices Commission.
Simon retired in January 1984
and returned to the remodeled
Kinsey home in Lee. He is an ac-
tive deacon at Lee First Baptist
Church where he was ordained in
1949; a member of the Madison Ro-
tary Club and Madison Lodge #11,
F. & A. M. He teaches a class of
adult men in Sunday School and
spends much of his time visiting
shut-ins in the community. He also
maintains an active ministry at
each of the convalescent homes in
Madison. He led the Lee Home-
coming Day parade as Grand Mar-
shal in 1992. Simon enjoys his
family, his farm and fish ponds. He
has four (4) children: Bobby and
wife Debbie, Lee; Candyce Sisto
and husband Tony, Las Vegas; Abe
and wife Ann, Oyster Bay (Craw-
fordville); and William and wife
Wanda, Tallahassee. He also has
nine (9) grandchildren and nine
(9) great-grandchildren.




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Jed Walter "J.W"
Phillips, Jr., is a bright
eight-year-old in Debra
Sail's third grade class at
Lee Elementary School.
Mrs. Salls' class had
read a story about a sol-
dier who was deployed
overseas and how he had
run up an overwhelming
telephone bill calling his
family back in the United
States. J.W shared this
story with the other chil-
dren and teens at Midway
Church of God.
The youth decided
that they would like to
show their support of our
brave soldiers in Iraq and
Afghanistan by purchas-
ing calling cards for them.
The calling cards will al-
low soldiers to make a
well-deserved call home
and hopefully give a mili-
tary mother or father an
opportunity to talk to
their children at Christ-
The children and
youth are asking for your
support in helping to raise
the money needed to pur-
chase as many calling
cards as possible. They
will be having a car wash
on Saturday, October 24
from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
O'Reilly's Auto Parts. Do-
nations for the purchase
of the calling cards can
also be made in Madison
at O'Neal's Country
Restaurant, Denny's Fam-
ily Restaurant, and Ash-
lyn's Rose Petal Florist
and in Live Oak at
Cheryl's Restaurant. Do-
nations may also be made
at Greene Publishing, Inc.,
located on Highway 53
South in Madison.

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"Happy 83rd Birthday!"F

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camp beginning at 2:30 p.m., a chainsaw competition at 12:30 p.m.,
a loader competition, also at 12:30 p.m. and the cross cut saw com-
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Bi lic'hael (Curtis
G I;'i'/h' P/ii,/lisinn;' Itih
The- Gove(-rn'ort has ,leclare, the r, fourth \week in Oc'toLber
"Florida Forestriy Week As- in pre\ ious years. .-4 t: be exact.
a ,peleLration ,of Florida'l top a'riculturtial ci:rop \ ill Lbe hell at
he ForeL-St Capital State Park \llhere thout andli s a: e ext\e, tI ,:,
*ather t,:ir Fli,:,ila Fiorest Festival 200
S"Fii,:restrl is Floras i nunmLber ,inei a:rici.lltirtal iiroi). t-\en
SaL \ ,litunls. anI aI mon' Fli:irla'. ti ci'uni eS.. Tai\ lor Coa unt l
is-. ranki-eil fir-st in :restr a :r in-:2 1 t :- Ie l inn\e i t- f\ i
Fl,:iriila Ti -.s \e-ar-s t:-,-lial i-s expetie-i l ti:il be be L tter tlan
-ever \ itih mo'ei tlian 20.000 pie:i pl-e extIe:-\ ct on Sati tlay. Oct
24-1 Gr-eat I Imusi. \,) 1 "Inl e\hLl ,ns \ ill c:I me t,:, htl r t:
S prI)iL:,\ le a ,lay that. s rIL' t,:, Lto b tif n f,'Lr the \\ hole famn lll
"The ti-. \al ai: 'tually c:,nc,.lules. a ninth :'f eve nts-. thiat
bLe:2an )Oct .3 Al-:inz the \.- \ay. a Junilor i I ,Nm i inpi- t iro n \\as
hell. \ ith th11 \\ inne-r ji:inin th11- resti: al theire r L"'\ -ee-: -
aIlt\ \li:, \ere sele. tel n Oct 10 as Little- Kinz ani l Little
Qui-een Tio irtheli'. the t -hr-e \k ill rietzn :i \ e Fl:irila'.s Li zest
SThere are seveLra:,l ,lai\ :. f :,,ti\ ities. prior to the- Satur-
(la\ festival. Le'- "innin \WVi ln lai. Oct 21. \% itl tlh- ,'a'rni--
%\al iope-ninzl iin Inilus-trial DrivUe. ,:' UI S 19 in Peri,. andil
tlieni. :in Th-ii r lay. a til,:l is f 'ir i\,:rks ,isplay \w ill Lbe
lieldi at the Petr-, Fi:,le.-\ Airport alS.o ,:,n Inlu[strial Di\ e
Frida\i \\'ill see events imio\oe t,:, hlst,:,Li,? i1,:,\\ nti:,\\ n Perry
foL the Kid's Parade. \lhich |il:,\\,-ases a procession ,:,f
children tiressel l in the-ir l best 'i:,\ relateIil ci:timn es.
It \vill als-:i include the Perry Optimist CI- TLIu T 'ri ,I.Ple
Ra.'-,,e. \%lhich '.-eatures- kils- a.2e 0:t'I"r t,1: six. as \Iell as thIe'ght Antiqi-Ue Car Paraile C,:nessi,:ns. kill's
:.ames- andI m,:re [ill out the eeninz rt'estl\ itles
"Satlurlay m11orn1n1,11111 mark trhe kick., iff i:' fr Ft i-
val day beginning at 10 a.m. kkith the annual
King Tree Parade passing through downtown
Perry, although more than 75 arts and crafts
vendors will open at 9 a.m. along with dozens
of special concession's booths. Forestry exhi-
bition events include professional lumberjack
shows at 12, 2:30 and 4 p.m., a kid's lumberjack


"The World's Largest Free Fish Fry
starts at noon, where an estimated 7,000
people will receive a free lunch of
Fried catfish, baked beans and
"Main stage entertainment be-
gins at 12:30 p.m. and will include per-
formances by area singer Mollie Lynn,
as well as National Colgate Country
Showdown Winner Johnnie Bul-
"For the past 54 years, Tay-
lor County and the surround-
ing area have celebrated the
important impact forestry
has had on our region, and
the role it will play in our
future," said festival repre-
sentative Mark Viola.
"Throughout the day,
visitors will be able to view
H displays from the Florida
Division of Forestry, walk
through demonstrations of
historic Florida Cracker
lifestyle, visit the antique car
show, listen to storytellers un-
der the pines and enjoy the car-
nival rides. And as always,
admission is absolutely free.
For more information about fes-
tival events or directions, call
the festival office at 850-584-
TREE (8733)."
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Forestry-related events include:
Professional lumberjack shows (at 12, 2:30 and 4 p.m.)
A kid's lumberjack camp (beginning at 2:30 p.m.)
Chainsaw competition (12:30 p.m.)
Loader competition (12:30 p.m.)
Cross cut saw competition (12:30 p.m.).
The World s Largest Free Fish Fry starts off at 12 noon
The mainstage entertainment begins at 12:30 p.m.
and will include performances from area singer Mollie Lynn as well as
National Colgate Country Showdown Winner Johnnie Bulford.
View displays from the Florida Division of Forestry
and the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Walk through demonstrations of historic Florida Cracker lifestyle
Visit the antique car show
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