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In This

Issue:

Last Minute
Christmas
Ideas
Page 9A
Turn Back Time
Page 12A
Reward
Offered For
Python
Releaser
Page 13A

Driver

Cited

Following

Crash
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A driver was cited
for failure to use due
care and no proof of in-
surance following a one-
car accident on
Saturday, Dec. 12, at the
eastbound 255-mile
marker on Interstate 10.
According to a
Florida Highway Patrol
report, Shelton A.
Franklin, Jr., 20, of Tal-
lahassee, was eastbound
in the inside lane, dri-
ving a 2007 Honda four-
door.
The Honda began to
hydroplane during a
hard rain and Franklin
lost control of the car.
He traveled off the
paved portion of the
roadway and into the
wooded median, strik-
ing a large oak tree,
causing the car to spin
in a counterclockwise
motion.
The Honda came to
a final rest, facing north
next to the tree line in
the median.
Franklin suffered
minor injuries in the
wreck. His passenger,
Michael Simington, 20,
of Tallahassee, was not
injured.
FHP Trooper Tom
Roderick was the inves-
tigating officer.

Three

Injured

In

Crash
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A driver was cited
for careless driving and
three people were in-
jured in a one-vehicle
accident early Sunday
morning, Dec. 13, on NE
Oak Hill Road.
According to a
Florida Highway Patrol
report, Terry Lynn
Felkins, 31, of Lake
Park, Ga., was traveling
northbound on NE Oak
Hill Road approaching a
curve that extended to
the left
Felkins looked away
from the roadway and
failed to negotiate the
curve. He drove onto the
east shoulder of NE Oak
Hill Road and struck a
tree.
The 2007 Dodge
truck came to a final rest
facing east on the east
Please see Three
Injured, Page 4A


Man Busted



For Meth Lab


Madison County Sheriff Ben
Stewart reports that on Tuesday De-
cember 1, at approximately 9:55 p.m.,
officers responded to 128 Glencoe
Trail in Madison, Florida in reference
to a strong chemical odor emitting
from a neighbor's trailer that was
causing their children's eyes to burn.
Before officers could arrive, the com-
plaint escalated to an alleged aggra-
vated battery on the complainant. The
perpetrator fled the scene as officers
were en route but passed by a re-
sponding officer and was apprehend-
ed.
Other responding officers arrived
at the scene and began to obtain state-
ments from the victim and witnesses.
Officers detected the extremely strong
chemical odor emitting from the com-
plainant's neighbor's trailer. Officers
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possibly be that of the makings of
methamphetamine. The perpetrator
was identified as Shawn Hart, white
male, 28, of Thomasville Ga.
At approximately 9:30 p.m., the
Madison County Sheriff's Office Drug
Task Force was called out in reference
to this possible methamphetamine lab
at 136 SW Glencoe Trail. Madison
County Drug Task Force, Taylor
County Drug Task Force Officers,
Florida Dept. of Law Enforcement,
Madison Fire and Rescue and Summit
Environmental, Inc. obtained items
and began taking samples for more in
depth lab testing. Summit Environ-
mental, Inc. removed for disposal haz-
ardous items. Items recovered were
hoses and containers, acetone, and
acidic liquid mixture consistent with
the process and chemicals used to
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James Noland

Greene Passes

At Age 24

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
James Noland Greene,
24, died December 15, 2009,
in Clearwater, after hav-
ing a seizure.
Noland, who had un-
dergone treatment for
seizures for the last seven
years, was born August 16,
1985, in Idaho Falls, Idaho,
where his father was a nu-
clear physics instructor with
the Navy
Noland, who was a Mason, grew up in Madi-
son and graduated from Aucilla Christian
Academy At ACA, he ran cross country and
played football for the Warriors.
Noland worked for several years with his
grandfather, Tommy Greene, on research and
writing the history of Madison County. The
book, Madison County From the Beginning, will
soon be published.
Mike Steele, the principal of University
Christian Middle School in Jacksonville, was a
principal of Noland's at ACA. He recalled the
time that Noland had forgotten his running
shoes. Steele, who had a good pair of running
shoes on, let Noland wear his.
"You never know what it takes to connect
with someone, but from that time on, Noland
and I became great friends," Steele reminisced.
"I remember being glad to see him when I came
back to visit and we would cross paths at a
game or church."
Steele remembered that Noland had to visit
his office several times when he got into trou-
ble.
"Usually, he would be sent because he was
opinionated and stubborn, but that is what
made him special," Steele said. "I love Noland
and have a very special place in my heart for
him."
This writer remembers debating political
issues with Noland after Noland was an adult.
He had different views than this writer on
many issues. Always willing to play the devil's
advocate, Noland would be much more liberal
on many issues than this writer and much more
conservative on other issues than this writer,
who will always miss those debates with his
redheaded friend.
Steele said that Noland was prepared to
meet Jesus Christ.
"I am reminded that God's grace is suffi-
cient and at times like this, understanding is
important," he said. "Heaven is real and Noland
was prepared for his walk with Christ and now
he walks in Heaven."
This writer remembers how, as a pre-teen,
Noland tagged along with him to a youth cru-
sade at Madison County High School. This
writer can't even remember the minister's
name, but he does remember that when the in-
vitation was given, Noland was among the
many students who made their way to the front.
A popular man among his peers, Noland
will be sorely missed as evidenced by the num-
ber of memorials left on his Facebook page.
Noland is survived by his parents, Harvey
and Janice Greene, formerly of Madison and
currently of Presque Isle, Maine, and Larry and
Tracy Spooner of Bainbridge, Ga.; seven sib-
lings, Thomas (Rachel) Greene, currently resid-
ing in Kyrgyzstan; Kelli Greene of Clearwater;
Hunter Greene of Jesup, Ga.; Joshua Greene and
Jade Greene of Presque Isle, Maine; Beth Spoon-
er, of Bainbridge, Ga.; and Kyle Spooner of
Cairo, Ga. He is also survived by grandparents,
Tommy and Mary Ellen Greene, of Madison;
Carolyn Wiig, of Bainbridge, Ga.; his great-
grandfather, Buford Selman, of Madison; his un-
cle, William Greene, of Madison; his aunt,
Emerald Greene of Madison; and cousins Daniel
Greene, of Camp Lejuene, N.C.; Forest
and Matthew Greene of Madison, Cheltsie and
Brooke Kinsley, of Madison. Jennifer Greene
Sabo, of Panama City Beach; Tanner Greene,
of Madison; Kathleen Hartsfield and Will
Hartsfield, of Monticello; and Amber Selman
Albrecht, of Firestone, Col.
Noland's viewing will be held Saturday,
Dec. 19, from 6-8 p.m. at the Beggs Funeral
Home in Madison.
Funeral services will be held Sunday,
Dec. 20, at 2:30 p.m. at the First Baptist
Church of Madison. Burial will follow at
Oak Ridge Cemetery in Madison with Ma-
sonic rites.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
the Masonic Lodge, No. 11 F & A.M., 183 SE Oak
Street, Madison, FL 32340.


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Around Madison 6-7A Outdoors 13A
Turn Back Time 12A Christmas Shopping 9A
Classifieds 14A Legals 15A
Outdoors 13A Church 8A


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Friday, December 18, 2009


The Wisdom Of

Joseph And Mary
Except for a few scant details, we know nothing
from the Bible of Mary, mother of Jesus, or of his
earthly father, Joseph. If my readers will allow me, I
would like to share some thoughts that I have on
God's choice of Mary and Joseph to raise His only
begotten Son.
I think that God chose Mary because she was
wise beyond her years. She was probably a teenager
when, through the Holy Spirit, the virgin conceived
the Son of God. Although young, I believe that Mary
was wise and caring.
I also believe that Joseph was wise beyond his
education. A carpenter probably did not have the
same education of a scribe or a Pharisee, but educa-
tion is not all there is to wisdom. His learning prob-
ably came through experience and trial and error.
Although Mary's parents probably arranged the
marriage to Joseph, I believe that they did so at the
prompting of the Holy Spirit.
I do not believe that there is a man and woman
who truly loves their child who, if they had to leave
them in someone else's care to raise, that would pick
someone who was not wise and caring. If you were
God, would you do any less?
Next Friday is the day that Christians have set
aside to honor the birth of our Lord and Savior Je-
sus Christ. May His light shine upon us all.

Christmas Trivia
1. Which of these companies was the first to
use Santa Clause in an advertisement?

Pepsi
Coca-Cola
7-Up
Fanta

2. Which president was the first to decorate
the White House Christmas tree?


Franklin Pierce
Benjamin Franklin
George Washington
Abraham Lincoln


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People always ask
me, "What's the best in-
vention of all time?"
They're looking for that
one perfect answer that's
going to settle the debate
once and for all.
When I tell them that
there's no one single best
invention, they usually
walk away disappointed. It
reminds me of the guy who
climbs to the top of the
mountain to ask the wise
old man for the meaning of
life.
But I can tell you who
my top ten inventors are,
and what I think they
would want for Christ-
mas. Foreign-born inven-
tors, many of whom
immigrated to America,
are denoted with an aster-
isk below.
Which of these inven-
tors are still alive today?
The answer is at the end of
the column.
For Ben Franklin: A
new pair of bifocals, which
he invented, as well as a
new kite since his old one
was destroyed in a thun-
derstorm. Also, a Franklin
stove, a key to the city and
a $100 bill.
For Thomas Jefferson:
A modern version of each
of his major inventions: A
macaroni machine that he
invented in 1787, the swivel
chair, the spherical sundi-
al, the moldboard plow and
the cipher wheel, which
was used by the military to
send coded messages back
and forth. Plus a bowl of
macaroni and a dish of ice
cream, since Jefferson in-
troduced these two foods to
America.
For Philo Farnsworth,
who was only 15 years old
when he figured out how to
invent the television: A re-
mote control and a DVD
player. Now go to your
room, Philo. And no watch-
ing TV when you get there,
young man.
*For Alexander Gra-
ham Bell: A cell phone
powered by a cord that
plugs into a wall (think
about it). Bell was born in
Scotland.


For Henry Ford, father
of the assembly line which
produced the Model T cars:
A brand new car, in any col-
or he wants. As long as it's
black.
*For Nikola Tesla: A
trophy case and a radio.
Why a trophy case? Why a
radio? And who is Nikola
Tesla?
Tesla is the main in-
ventor of radio, although
Marconi is the one who
usually receives credit for
it. OK, then why give him a
trophy case?
To hold the prestigious
Edison Medal which he
won in 1917. The irony is
that Tesla and Edison
fought a nasty battle to see
whose brand of electrical
current was superior. Tes-
la's AC won out over Edi-
son's DC. On a lesser note,
Tesla is the only inventor
to have a rock band named
after him. Tesla, by the way,
was born in Croatia.
For Thomas Edison: A
day off, since he's the only
inventor in the United
States to receive a patent
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would like to express their
sincere gratitude for the
thoughfulness and kindness
shown these past few weeks.
The visits, calls, cards, food,
and flowers have been a great
comfort during this time. Please
keep us all in your thoughts and
prayers.


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years. Also, a high school
diploma, since he never
graduated from high
school, and a Tesla album
to listen to on the phono-
graph that he invented in
1877. Also, in an ironic
twist, I would give him the
Nikola Tesla Award, which
is given annually by the In-
stitute of Electrical Engi-
neers.
*For Leonardo da Vin-
ci: A time-travel machine,
so he could actually use
some of his best inven-
tions. Da Vinci designed
the following items hun-
dreds of years ahead of
their time: The submarine,
the bicycle, modern scis-
sors, a flying machine, a he-
licopter and a parachute.
Leonardo was born in Vin-
ci, Italy. He and Ben
Franklin are the only left-
handed inventors on this
list.
For George Washing-
ton Carver: A listing in the
Guinness Book of World
Records, for inventing
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*For Tim Berners-
Lee, who invented the
World Wide Web: A life-
time supply of anti-spam
software and his own
patent lawyer. Berners-
Lee was so unselfish that
he chose to not patent the
Web, passing up a huge
fortune in the process.
Berners-Lee was born in
London.
Of these ten inventors,
which ones are still alive
today?
Only the inventor of
the world wide web, Tim
Berners-Lee, who was
born in 1955. Television
inventor Philo
Farnsworth died in 1971
and his wife died a few
years ago at the age of 98.
She holds the distinction
of being the first woman
to appear on television,
which she did in 1927.

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umn has appeared in more
than 80 newspapers. He can
be reached at nie-
mann7@aol.com
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Former Principal Remembers


Noland
Dear Editor,
Noland Greene was a student of mine while at
Aucilla and the beginning of our relationship was
unique. I knew right off that Noland had a great heart
yet he always kept others at a distance it seemed. I re-
member one day at a cross country meet he forgot his
shoes and I just happen to have a good pair of running
shoes on so I let Noland have them. You never know
what it will take to connect with someone, but from
that time on Noland and I became friends. I remember
being glad to see him when I came back to visit and we
would cross paths at a game or church. Noland visit-
ed my office several times whenever he would get into
trouble. Usually, he would be sent because he was
opinionated and stubborn, but that is what made him


Greene
special. I love Noland and have a very special place in
my heart for him. Greene family, my deepest sympa-
thy is with you for I know you have lost a very special
young man. I am reminded that God's grace is suffi-
cient and at times like this understanding is impor-
tant. Heaven is real and Noland was prepared for his
walk with Christ and now he walks in Heaven. I just
wanted you to know that Noland was special to not
only me but to many others as well. Our prayers are
with you during this very difficult time...

Mike Steele, Principal
University Christian Middle School
5520 University Blvd. West
Jacksonville, Florida 32216


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Simplify The

Holiday Season
By now, you may be on your way to what can be
described as holiday burnout. It's the feeling you get
when you are doing too much in the few short weeks
between Thanksgiving and Christmas. There is
shopping, decorating, school plays, church func-
tions, holiday baking, meals to plan, food to prepare,
family gatherings and the list goes on and on....
These days, most families are too busy with
their weekly routine and stay over scheduled on any
given day Now, you add more activities and your to-
do list seems endless, all with a deadline of Decem-
ber 25th and January 1st. No wonder you feel
stressed and warn out by the end of the season.
To help you get through this holiday season,
take steps to simplify your life. First of all, keep in
mind that you can't do everything. Plan your time
and money so you enjoy a few activities rather than
over commit to everything that can possible come
along. Here are a few tips from time management
specialists to get you through the holiday season.
Be mindful of your eating habits It is often
said the average person gains 5 lbs. during the holi-
day season; the reality is that most people only gain
1 to 2 pounds. Enjoy the foods you like, just keep the
portions in control. If you're at a party, fill your
plate, but don't overload it, save room for dessert (a
small portion) and spend time socializing rather
than stuffing your face. Cookies and candy are all
part of the festivities, put your selection on a small
plate or napkin and walk away from the tray.
Keeping your activity level up helps burn calo-
ries, so get some walking time in during the week.
Take a 15 minute walk during your lunch hour and
take longer walks on the weekend. When you go
shopping, park your car at the far end of the parking
lot and walk to the stores. Exercise also helps re-
duce stress, so you get a double benefit.
Keep your spending within limits Set a limit
on the total dollars you will spend this holiday and
stick to it. If you use credit, charge only what you
can pay off on your next statement. This might
mean family members recheck list and prioritize
the top two or three items. Drawing names instead
of gift buying for every person works well with ex-
tended family.
Food spending is one category that many fami-
lies overlook at the holiday season. Since Ameri-
cans tend to center celebrations around food, your
grocery bills during the season can take a large
chunk out of the monthly budget. Make a list and
check it twice before going to the grocery store.
Look through your pantry to determine if you al-
ready have the ingredients needed for special dish-
es. It is always a good idea to eat something before
you go to the grocery store, you'll do a better job of
sticking to your list.
People tend to eat out more often during the hol-
iday season, simply because they have less time to
prepare meals. This practice is very expensive and
if you take time to add up all of the money spent on
meals away from home during December, you could
probably have enough money to pay cash for every-
thing on your Christmas list. Try to spend less eat-
ing out and focus the money saved toward other
expenditures.
Take Care of Yourself If you can, give yourself
some time each day to relax. For some, it may mean
getting up 30 minutes earlier to read the paper with-
out interruption. Others might relax by a fire and
reflect on the memories of the holidays. Do whatev-
er works for you and create some down time to de-
stress and simplify the holiday season.
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By Paul Niemann
We usually talk about Americans in this column, but
sometimes a foreigner's accomplishments are so impor-
tant that it merits an exception.
Mr. Vespucci was an explorer, navigator and map-
maker from Florence, Italy His first name can be spelled
two different ways, so we'll just stick with his last name
for now. Martin Waldseemuller, on the other hand, was a
German mapmaker.
Sometimes an explorer has a land named after him.
That's a fair reward for being the one who discovers the
new land, but that isn't the case here. By the way explor-
ers aren't the only ones who have their works named af-
ter them, as inventors sometimes have their inventions
named after them, although they may regret it later (pag-
ing Dr. Joseph Guillotine).
Today's hero had not one, but two, lands named after
him despite the fact that he did not discover either land.
How did this happen, and who was Vespucci?
He was born in 1451, which was 41 years before
Christopher Columbus discovered America. In fact,
America wasn't even called America until 1507, and
there's more to this story than you learned in your His-
tory classes.
Sailing for Spain and Portugal, Vespucci made be-
tween two and four voyages to Central and South Amer-
ica from 1497 to 1504. The reason why we don't know the
exact number of voyages is that records were not kept as
diligently back then as they are today
It was the German mapmaker Martin Wald-
seemuller who credited Vespucci with the discovery of
two lands when in 1507 he read a letter that was report-
edly written by Vespucci that told of Vespucci's travels to
the New World. Waldseemuller might have lost some-
thing in the translation of that letter, which was written
in Latin, and he created his famous map based in part of
what he read in Vespucci's letter.
Vespucci's full name was Amerigo Vespucci, and he
is believed to be the person for whom the Americas were
named. But was that his birth name?
Waldseemuller was the mapmaker who named
North and South America after Amerigo Vespucci. He
was also the first one to draw North and South America
separate from Asia.
In 1513, he changed the names on his map from
North and South America to "Terra Incognita." The rea-
son for this is one of several unclear events that occurred
in the mapping and naming of North and South Ameri-
ca. For example, Waldseemuller was able to draw the Pa-
cific Ocean six years before a European explorer would
discover it. He also correctly drew South America to
within 70 miles of its actual size. "Terra Incognita," by
the way translates into "unknown land."
There were 1,000 copies of Waldseemuller's map
published, and only one is known to exist today It was
found in a German castle in 1901 and then sold to the Li-


brary of Congress.
One thing's for cer-
tain, though: The two
Americas are named after
Amerigo Vespucci.
Or were they named
after British naturalist
Richard Amerike, who re-
portedly financed John
Cabot's voyage to New-
foundland in 1497?
Or could they be
named after the gold dis-
trict in Nicaragua that was
known as Amerrique?
Both Vespucci and Colum-
bus visited this area. Just
as explorers tend to name
the lands they discover af-
ter themselves, it was once
reported that Vespucci
changed his name from
"Alberigo" to "Amerrigo" -
to possibly claim the new
land in Nicaragua for him-
self.
Nobody knows for
sure, but it kind of makes
you wonder, doesn't it? Af-
ter all, history wasn't al-
ways recorded as it was
being made. The way that
history has recorded it,
though, is that the two
Americas were named af-
ter Italian explorer Ameri-
go Vespucci.


Christmas Through

The Years
Though I've always loved Christmas, it's rather
odd that not many of the early ones are memorable. I
do remember that most of them brought us children a
Christmas stocking which held some nuts, an orange, a
stick or two of hard candy and, if we were extremely
lucky a banana. And we were very happy with what
Santa had brought us. Of course, we had more than
usual of Mother's wonderful cooking on Christmas
Day for most of it was homegrown. Mother could
choose her main entree from beef, pork, duck, guinea
hen or children from our own farm. Also, a great vari-
ety of canned vegetables from her summer canning;
pies and cakes from pecan, peach, pear and apple trees
and pumpkin and sweet potato pies also from home-
grown products. The main thing I loved was blackber-
ry cobbler, another result of her picking and canning.
So most of my early Christmas memories were those
which titillated the taste buds.
Then, for my ninth Christmas, I received my first
(that I remember) sleepy-eyed baby doll. I never forgot
that one. My Aunt Billie came from Macon with it and
I thought it was the most beautiful thing I had ever
seen. She had blue eyes and dark brown curly hair and
when I rocked her, her eyes would close. While her head
was of china, her body was soft and, to a nine-year-old,
it seemed like rocking a real baby
Other outstanding memories of Christmas were
searching through the woods each December for the
perfect tree. Of course, it was most always a pine. And
we never had many decorations. We would search
through the sewing basket for colorful scraps to make
bows. If we were lucky enough to have a holly tree, the
tiny branches with berries made lovely decorations.
And sometimes we had popcorn. After being popped
and sometimes dyed, we could string it and when
wrapped around the tree and the final touch of moth-
er's tiny candleholders clasped to the limbs and the
candles lit, we could stand back and admire our mas-
terpiece.
I don't have outstanding memories of the next few
years but, when I was 15, mother allowed me to make a
forest in the living room. The forest floor was carpeted
with pine needles.
The next one was after I was married and I've writ-
ten about that before when Dice and I were back on
the farm with four small children and we made home-
made toys for them. That and the fact that we were liv-
ing in a log cabin that he had made all by himself made
it the most memorable of all. I'll never forget the joy of
the children as they found what Santa had brought
them and opened their presents. As we watched that
scene before an open fire on the hearth, our hearts
were full to overflowing.
I sincerely hope that you can experience such feel-
ings on this Christmas Day I also hope that you have a
joyful, wonderful and merry Christmas.


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Friday, December 18, 2009


Mortgage Fraud Surge Investigation Three Injured

Nets More Than 100 Individuals cont from Page 1A


Throughout Middle District Of Florida


United States Attorney A. Brian Albritton an-
nounced the results of a nine-month-long Mortgage
Fraud Surge investigation that has resulted in
charges against more than 100 defendants and in-
volves allegations concerning more than $400 mil-
lion in loans procured by fraud and more than 700
properties. U.S. Attorney Albritton is holding events
throughout the district this week to highlight the
announcement.
There are currently mortgage fraud-related
charges pending against approximately 500 defen-
dants in federal mortgage fraud cases around the
nation. The cases concern both mortgage schemes
designed to defraud mortgage lenders and "foreclo-
sure rescue schemes" which prey on distressed
homeowners.
"This initiative sends a clear message that mort-
gage fraud will not be tolerated. We must protect the
integrity of the real estate market in our communi-
ties, which is a major contributor to the health of
our economy, here and throughout the country,"
said U.S. Attorney Albritton.
Florida's Mortgage Fraud Surge was launched
in late January 2009 in response to the epidemic of
mortgage fraud throughout the state, which began
during Florida's real estate boom earlier this
decade. To address this wide scale problem, the U.S.
Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Florida,
along with the Federal Bureau of Investigation
(FBI) in both its Tampa and Jacksonville Divisions,
began a nine-month intensive effort to identify, in-
vestigate, and prosecute mortgage fraud in all of its
forms.
To accomplish the Surge, the FBI and the U.S.
Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Florida
devoted significant additional personnel and re-
sources to investigating and prosecuting mortgage
fraud cases. All of the Assistant U.S. Attorneys in
the Ft. Myers, Orlando, and Jacksonville offices re-
sponsible for criminal matters handled mortgage
fraud investigations, and in the District's largest of-
fice, Tampa, over half of the Criminal Division As-
sistant U.S. Attorneys were assigned mortgage


fraud matters. In addition, FBI Special Agent in
Charge Steven E. Ibison of the Tampa Division and
FBI Special Agent in Charge Jim Casey of the Jack-
sonville Division established mortgage fraud task
forces in their respective jurisdictions. A number of
state and federal law enforcement agencies joined
these mortgage fraud task forces, and the agents, in-
vestigators, and other law enforcement personnel
from these participating agencies conducted an in-
tensive and wide-ranging investigation into hun-
dreds of mortgage fraud leads during this Surge
phase. Along with the FBI, the agencies that joined
in the Surge and who participated in the mortgage
fraud task forces are: the Internal Revenue Service-
Criminal Investigation, U.S. Secret Service, U.S.
Housing and Urban Development Office of Inspec-
tor General, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Florida
Department of Law Enforcement, Florida Depart-
ment of Financial Services/Division of Insurance
Fraud, Florida Office of Financial Regulation, Flori-
da Department of Business and Professional Regu-
lation, Lee County Sheriff's Office (Ft. Myers
Division only), Collier County Sheriff's Office (Ft.
Myers Division only) and Brevard County Sheriff's
Office (Orlando Division only).
The U.S. Attorney's Office charged mortgage
fraud defendants throughout the Middle District of
Florida. The number of defendants charged by of-
fice breaks down as follows: Ft. Myers-32; Tampa-30;
Orlando-19; and Jacksonville-24. Of these defen-
dants, 7 are related to cases under seal and not in the
public record at this juncture.
An indictment or complaint is merely a formal
charge that a defendant has committed a violation of
the federal criminal laws, and every defendant is
presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty
The surge investigation completed on October
31, 2009, and announced today is the first phase of a
continuing effort to investigate and prosecute not
only mortgage fraud professionals and other indi-
viduals who have engaged in multiple fraudulent
mortgage transactions, but also larger organiza-
tions and even financial institutions.


Eustis Woman Sentenced To More Than

24 Years For Offering Children For Sex


U.S. Attorney A. Bri-
an Albritton announced
that U.S. District Judge
Patricia C. Fawcett sen-
tenced Rhonda Jennette
Bays (age 39, of Eustis) to
24 years and four months
in federal prison for pro-
ducing child pornogra-
phy and conspiring with
another to travel in inter-
state commerce to have
sex with a minor. Bays
had pleaded guilty on Au-
gust 19, 2009.
According to court
documents, in May 2009,
Bays and her boyfriend,
Tanner Stickney, concoct-
ed a plan for Stickney to
travel from Washington,


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D.C. to the Orlando area
in order to have sex with
a child whom Bays knew
and had access to. During
the course of the plan,
Bays offered Stickney
two different children for
sex. Agents with the Fed-
eral Bureau of Investiga-
tion (FBI) discovered the
plan, and, on May 15,
2009, agents arrested
Stickney as he landed at
the Orlando Internation-
al Airport. Bays was ar-
rested at her home later
that night.
During the course of
the investigation, FBI
agents further discov-
ered that Bays and Stick-
ney had arranged a
previous trip in June
2008. During this previ-
ous trip, Stickney flew
down to the Orlando
area, where Bays and
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ton, D.C.
This case was inves-
tigated by the Federal Bu-
reau of Investigation. It
is being prosecuted by
Assistant United States
Attorney Vincent S.
Chiu.
This case was
brought as part of Pro-
ject Safe Childhood, a na-
tionwide initiative
launched in May 2006 by
the Department of Jus-
tice to combat the grow-
ing epidemic of child
sexual exploitation and
abuse. Led by United
States Attorneys' Offices
and the Criminal Divi-
sion's Child Exploitation
and Obscenity Section
(CEOS), Project Safe
Childhood marshals fed-
eral, state, and local re-
sources to better locate,
apprehend, and prose-
cute individuals who ex-
ploit children via the
Internet and to identify
and rescue victims. For
more information about
Project Safe Childhood,
please visit www.projec-
tsafechildhood.gov.


shoulder of NE Oak Hill Road.
Damage to the truck was estimated at $15,000.
Felkins and his passengers, Zachery T. Meier-
bachtol, 27, of Valdosta, Ga., and Jessica Ann
McLeod, 28, of Valdosta, Ga., all suffered minor in-
jures in the wreck.
FHP was assisted at the crash scene by Madison
County EMS and the Madison County Sheriff's Of-
fice.
FHP Trooper Brian Lundy was the crash inves-
tigator.


Meth Lab

cont from Page 1A
manufacture methamphetamine.
Shawn Hart was arrested and charged with ag-
gravated battery with a motor vehicle, manufactur-
ing methamphetamine and unlawful possession of
listed chemicals.
The investigation is continuing.

Madison County... _


12/11
Andre Leon Barker
- Driving while license
suspended
Rodrigo Vega -
Hold for Miami Dade
Kenneth Henry
Forton VOP
Alfred Monta Davis
- Driving while license
suspended (second of-
fense)
12/12
Adencioz Santizo
Vazquez No drivers'


license; attaching a tag
not assigned
John Patrick Flint
- DUI
Gilbert Paul Hart II
- Driving while license
revoked
12/13
Fannie Mae Fead -
Battery
Major Jamar Cobb
- DUI
Emanuel Landle
Ratliff Aggravated as-
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Joel

Preston

Katz
Joel Preston Katz,
age 68, passed away Sat-
urday, Dec. 12, 2009, in
Tallahassee.
Memorial services
were held Monday, Dec.
14, 2009, at 6 p.m. in the
Chapel at Beggs Funer-
al Home, Monticello.
The family received
friends at Beggs Funer-
al Home, Monticello,
following the service.
In lieu of flowers, the
family requests that do-
nations be made to Big
Bend Hospice, 1723-1
Mahan Center Road,
Tallahassee, FL 32308-
5428.
Mr. Katz was born
in New York on March
20, 1941 to Harry and
Lillian Katz and has
been a resident of
Florida since 1987. Mr.
Katz was a successful
businessman, a gifted
craftsman and enjoyed
country living. He was
proud to have served
his country in the
Armed Forces during
Vietnam. He is sur-
vived by his wife, Carol;
their three daughters,
Jennifer Keenan of
Bethesda, Md., Lori
Higgins of High
Springs and Kristen
Katz of Orlando; a
brother, Bruce Katz of
Pittsburgh, Pa.; and
three grandchildren,
Connor and Maddox
Higgins and Olivia
Keenan.


Ruth

Arndt

Drake
Ruth Arndt Drake,
80, of Quitman, Ga.,
passed away Sunday
Dec. 13, 2009 at Smith
Northview Hospital.
Born in Lee County,
Fla. she was the daugh-
ter of Roland and May
Belle Johnson Arndt.
She was a homemaker, a
florist in Lee County for
over 50 years before mov-
ing to Brooks Co. in 1975,
and member of the Bap-
tist Faith.
She is survived by
her husband; Don Drake
of Quitman, two daugh-
ters; Dale (Paul)
Rickards of Quitman,
Dawn (Dan) Faughn of
Tallahassee,Fla., five
grandchildren and one
great grandchild.
Graveside services
will be held Saturday De-
cember 19, at 11:30 AM in
Columbia Cemetery
with Rev. Tommy
Rickards officiating.
The family will re-
ceive friends at the fu-
neral home Sat. from 9 to
11 a.m.
Condolences may be
conveyed online at
www.maxwellmillerfune
ralhome.com
Maxwell-Miller Fu-
neral Home is in charge
of arrangements.


Dorothy

Jean

Markham
Dorothy Jean
Markham, age 73, died
Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009, at
Doctors Memorial Hos-
pital in Perry
Graveside funeral
services will be Friday,
Dec. 18, 2009, at 3 p.m., at
Evergreen Cemetery,
Greenville. Visitation
will be Friday, December
18, 2009, prior to the ser-
vice, which is from 1:30 -
2:30 p.m. at Beggs Funer-
al Home.
She was born in
Lake City, and moved to
Greenville 10 years ago
coming from Mulberry.
She was a beautician
and the owner and oper-
ator of Dot's Beauty Sa-
lon in Mulberry.
She is survived by
one son, Greg Markham,
of Greenville; one
daughter, Cindy Hutto of
Greenville; five children,
Shawn Braswell, Matt
Braswell, Chris
Markham, Season Har-
riston and Andie Tom-
lin; as well as 10
great-grandchildren


Noland Greene


Noland Greene, age
24, died Tuesday, Dec.
15, 2009 in Clearwater.
Funeral services
will be Sunday, Dec. 20,
2009, at 2:30 p.m. at First
Baptist Church in
Madison. Visitation
will be Saturday, De-
cember 19, 2009 from 6-8
p.m. at Beggs Funeral
Home in Madison.
Noland is survived
by his parents, Harvey
and Janice Greene, for-
merly of Madison and
currently of Presque
Isle, Maine, and Larry
and Tracy Spooner of
Bainbridge, Ga.; seven
siblings, Thomas
(Rachel) Greene, cur-
rently residing in Kyr-
gyzstan, Kelli Greene of
Clearwater, Hunter
Greene of Jessup, Ga.,
Joshua Greene and
Jade Greene of
Presque Isle, Maine;
Beth Spooner, of Bain-
bridge, Ga., Kyle Spoon-
er of Cairo, Ga, He is
also survived by grand-
parents, Tommy and
Mary Ellen Greene, of
Madison; Carolyn Wiig,
of Bainbridge, Ga.; his
great-grandfather Bu-
ford Selman, of Madi-
son; his uncle William
Greene, of Madison; his


Noland Greene
aunt Emerald Greene of
Madison; and cousins
Daniel Greene, of Camp
Lejuene, N.C.; Forest
and Matthew Greene of
Madison, Chelstie and
Brooke Kinsley, of
Madison. Jennifer
Greene Sabo, of Pana-
ma City Beach; Tanner
Greene, of Madison;
Kathleen Hartsfield
and Will Hartsfield, of
Monticello; and Amber
Selman Albrecht, of
Firestone, Col.
Donations may be
made to Madison Ma-
sonic Lodge #11,
F&AM, 183 SE Oak
Street, Madison, FL
32340.


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Friday, December 18, 2009


Chamber Welcomes New Board Members


By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Greater Madison County
Chamber of Commerce recently ap-
pointed new members to its Board of
Directors. Several months ago, the
chamber's bylaws were modified to
add new board members representing
many different facets of the commu-
nity.
The new board is as follows:
Jessica Webb (Florida Virtual
School) President
Ina Thompson (The Mail Room
and Art Source) Vice President
Lynette Sirmon (All Realty
Services) Secretary/Treasurer
Ray Griffin (Citizens State Bank) -
Past President
Mayor Ernestine Kinsey (Town of
Lee)
Deanna Hames (Lake Park of
Madison)
A. D. Kinsey (Madison Sports
Grill)
Brent Whitman (Madison
Engineering)
Charles Maultsby (Florida
Plywood)
Commissioner Roy Ellis (Madison


County Board of County
Commissioners)
Commissioner Myra Valentine -
(City of Madison)
Councilman Ronald Poppell (City
of Greenville)
Kim Scarboro (NFCC, Coordinator
of College Advancement)
Mickie Salter will serve in an
Advisory capacity
Executive Director Ted Ens-
minger was pleased to announce the
additions, remarking that the compo-
sition of the chamber board repre-
sents all parts of the community it
serves. Administrative Office Manag-
er Cindy Vees joined Ensminger in
welcoming the new members.
Ensminger and Vees have been on
a non-stop run over the past few
months, organizing and delivering
numerous successful events, while ex-
panding membership significantly.
And now their attention is turned to
getting the office prepared for a move
to its new location at 248 SW Range
Avenue. The chamber will be closed
from Dec. 21 to Jan. 4., at which time
the public is warmly invited to drop
by and share a cup of coffee.


The Greater Madison County
Chamber of Commerce can be
reached at (850) 973-2788. Call daily for

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membership or vendor information
Michael Curtis can be reached at
michael@greenepublishing.com.


City of Madison Commissioner Jim Catron (left) dropped by the chamber at
their new location to wish Executive Director Ted Ensminger (right) and Admin-
istrative Office Manager Cindy Vees happy holidays and congratulations on their
expansion.


LATMA Academy Celebrates


Sixth Anniversary Gala

Raising up a nation and loving it!


"E-D-U-C-A-T-I-O-N" was the
word of the evening at the sixth
anniversary celebration of LAT-
MA Christian Academy. Students
and parents, along with staff and
special guests, enjoyed music,
sermonettes and a unique presen-
tation from invited speakers.
Pastor and Principal Emily
Spencer hosted the event with
her customary charisma, which
all who meet her agree is as con-
tagious as her smile. Joining in-
vited singers and ministers,
Spencer organized the unique
presentation that featured nine
speakers who were asked to make
a presentation using words that
begin with the letter as-
signed him or her. The
combined letters then
spelled the word "EDU-
CATION."
The presenters in-


cluded several locals, no-
tably Pastor Delvin
Boatman, Jerome
Wyche, Sheriff Ben
Stewart and Michael
Curtis. The showcase
concluded with several
common messages
emerging.
Education is both
spiritually and
academically
rewarding.
Biblical studies are
an essential
component of an
education.
We are all citizens
and should share a
desire for
the common good of
America.
Students are
ultimately


responsible for his or her
education and future.
It takes community support
to properly educate children.
Bishop Wade McCrae of
Greater Union Cathedral in Val-
dosta, Ga. gave the gala address,
reinforcing strong pastoral mes-
sages offered earlier by Boatman,
Rev Norris Barr, Minister Alice
Robinson, Minister Arthur
Roberson, Minister Ruby Barr
and Pastor Joe Troope, who also
took part in the featured presen-
tation.
Other special moments in-
cluded a wonderful music min-


istry, a delicious waited dinner
and young readers reciting ex-
cerpts from books and poetry.
Student Body President
Stephanie Watts also addressed
the audience, delivering the call
to order and welcoming remarks.
Spencer closed by extending
blessings and appreciation to all.
LATMA Christian Academy
can be reached at (850) 973-2359,
or online at ileadthe-
way@hotmail.com. Those seek-
ing to provide a love offering to
support the program, or just to of-
fer an encouraging note, simply
call or email Emma Hart for more
information.


Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Michael Curtis, December 12, 2009
Seniors Kendall Pride (left) and Bobby Williams (right) look to graduation
and beyond, as graduating seniors at LATMA Christian Academy. Pastor and
Principal Emily Spencer directs the unique curriculum that is entering its sixth
year.


SChamber 6
RATT Pact

To Host

Christmas

Reception

Evening Includes
Encore Performance of
the Live Mannequins
of Madison County
This Saturday December 19, the
Greater Madison County Chamber of
Commerce and The Rural Area The-
atrical Troupe (RATT Pact) will host
an evening of music, entertainment,
Christmas snacks and cheerful re-
freshments during the 3rd Annual
Downtown Madison Christmas Cele-
bration. The free event is open to all
and will run from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m.
Back by popular demand, the Live
Mannequins of Madison County will
be on hand throughout the evening
making themselves available for pho-
tographs. The Mannequins, presented
by the RATT Pact, were a big hit on the
evening of December 5 during the 3rd
Annual Light Up Madison Christmas
Celebration.
Festivities will take place at the
new office location for the Greater
Madison County Chamber of Com-
merce & Tourism, which is 248 SW
Range Avenue, downtown Madison.
For additional information, contact
the Chamber at 973-2788.


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Local Eastern Star Chapter Entertains


At "Official Inspection"


By Emerald Greene
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The evening of Thurs-
day November 12 found the
Madison Chapter of the Or-
der of the Easter Star #109
entertaining members, visi-
tors, and guests during
their "Official Inspection"
at the Masonic
Lodge/Eastern Star build-
ing in downtown Madison.
The grand honoree was Sis-
ter Lois Mock, Grand Con-
ductress.
The evening began
with a Thanksgiving type
dinner at 6 p.m. The official
meeting began at 7 p.m.
when officers of the local
chapter marched in formal-
ly and opened the chapter
in long form.
Madison's Worthy Ma-
tron, Karen FerDon, wel-
comed all the out-of-town
guests, as Madison's Con-
ductress and Associate
Conductress, Edith Terry
and Jennifer Stanley did
the proper introductions.
Following the intro-
ductions, the "exemplifica-
tion of work" was
demonstrated by Conduc-
tress, Edith Terry and Asso-
ciate Conductress, Jennifer
Stanley The Silver Drill
went to Hospice and Palia-
tive Care, Sylvia Morrow,
Worthy Grand Matron's
special project.
The address of the As-
sociate Grand Matron was
a special treat, as she spoke
of her many friends who
were there with her, on this
special event. She thanked
everyone for the hospitality
shown to her during her
stay and for the wonderful
food that had been pre-
pared, in her honor, earlier
that evening.
The meeting was then
cosed, in due form.
The Order of the East-
ern Star, Madison Chapter


#109, officers for 2009 in-
clude: Worthy Matron,
Emerald Kinsley; Worthy
Patron, Bert Banks; Associ-
ate Matron, Beth Ward; As-
sociate Patron, Homer
Melgaard; Secretary Nancy
Banks; Treasurer, Ali Hi-
bbs; Conductress, Karen
FerDon; Associate Conduc-
tress, Tanya Terry; Chap-
lain, Edith Terry; Marshal,
Mary Ellen Greene; Organ-
ist, Betty Sirmon; Adah,
Karen Holman; Ruth, Helen
Glen Bland; Esther, Betty
Cannon; Martha, Mary He-
len Studebaker; Electa,
Yvonne Smith; Warder, Roy
Hibbs; and Sentinel, C. D.
Agner.
The Madison Eastern
Star is a service organiza-
tion, a sister group of the
Masons, who collect per-
sonal items for men and
women and send them to
the Masonic Home, In St.
Petersburg. These items
are given to the nursing
home residents at no
charge, as the State Eastern
Star members donate them.
The Order of the East-
ern Star, or OES, is an adop-
tive rite of Freemasonry
with its philosophy clearly
based on the Holy Bible. Its
objectives are charitable,
and benevolent. OES is a
social order, comprised of
persons with spiritual val-
ues, but it is not a religion.
Its appeal rests in the true
beauty of the refreshing
and character-building
lessons that are so sincerely
portrayed in its ritualistic
work.
A deep fraternal bond
exists between its mem-
bers. It is the wholesome re-
lationship of sisterly and
brotherly love, brought
about through high princi-
ples exemplified in their
daily lives that make its
members near and dear to


each other.
Members must be
eighteen years of age or
older and either a Master
Mason in good standing, or
properly related to a Mas-
ter Mason in good stand-
ing. The latter category
includes wives, widows, sis-
ters, daughters, mothers,
granddaughters, step-
mothers, stepdaughters,
step-sisters, and half-sis-
ters. In 1994 this was ex-
panded to include nieces,
daughter-in-laws, and
grandmothers. Annual
dues are $20 to support the
local chapter.
If anyone, man or
woman, is interested in
joining the Order of the
Easter Star, Madison Chap-
ter, call Emerald Greene at
(850) 973-3497.


The Madison Chapter of the Eastern Star was honored with a visit from the
Associate Grand Matron and Associate Grand Patron, of the State of Florida. Pic-
tured left to right are: Madison's Worthy Matron, Karen FerDon; Associate Grand
Matron, Joann Heath; and Madison's Worthy Patron, Roy Hibbs.


Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Greene, November 12, 2009
The Madison Chapter #109 2009 Officers are (Front row left to right): Worthy Matron, Karen FerDon; Wor-
thy Patron, Roy Hibbs; Associate Matron, Beth Ward; Associate Patron, Homer Melgaard; Conductress,
Edith Terry; and Associate Conductress, Jennifer Stanley. (Back row left to right): Treasurer, Ali Hibbs;
Chaplain, Emerald Greene; Marshall, Mary Ellen Greene; Adah, Karen Holman; Ruth, Mary Helen Studebak-
er; Esther, Heather Bowen; and Sentinel, C. D. Agner. (Not pictured: Secretary, Nancy Banks; Warder, Bert
Banks; Organist, Betty Sirmon; Martha, Tanya Terry; and Electa, Yvonne Smith.)


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Church


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At

Madison
First Bapti

Church

By Kristin Finne

"I have shown you in
every way by laboring
like this, that you must
support the weak. And re-
membering the words of
the Lord Jesus, that He
said, 'It is more blessed to
give than to receive."-
Acts 20:35
Sunday morning was
such an abundant bless-
ing. Services began with
The Children's Christmas
Pageant. The children
performed the Christmas
Story and sang beautiful
holiday hymns. Will
Rutherford gave the offer-
tory prayer. This was fol-
lowed by Pastor Ferrell's
message. He spoke from
Isaiah 9:6- and Romans 5
on the Unreached People
groups. He spoke that
they needed peace from
God, and that the only
true peace can come from
God, not from a lack of
war.
Sunday evening was
also our Christmas Mu-
sical "There is Peace in


the World Tonight." We
would like to thank
everyone who came and
supported our Choir.
This was followed by a
time of gathering in the
fellowship hall.
The Youth Group at
Madison First also took
a trip the previous Fri-
day to see the Suwannee
Christmas Lights and
fellowship together dur-
ing the holiday season.
Upcoming events at
Madison First Baptist
include: December 22nd
at 6:30 there will be a
Church Wide Christmas
Caroling, the December
24th at 5:30 we will have
our annual Candle Light
Service.
The History Com-
mittee would like to re-
mind you of the
upcoming Homecoming
Celebration" 175 Years."
They are trying to com-
pile a Memory Book and
everyone is asked to
share their memories.


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The deadline has been
moved to January 1st.
Also the Historical Com-
mittee will be selling
commemorative orna-
ments. These ornaments
are now available in the
church office and on
Sunday in the church
foyer for $12 each. For
more information con-
tact Jean McWilliams.
(973-2841)
AWANA is being
held every Wednesday at
6 p.m. All students are
welcome to be a part of
AWANA or M-Pact
Youth. Youth Minister
Jim Carey would also
like to invite everyone to
join in fellowship with
our youth group. They
meet every Wednesday
at 6:15 p.m.
We would like to in-
vite you to join us for
our services! Our wor-
ship schedule is as fol-
lows: Sunday school 10
a.m. 11 a.m. Sunday
Morning Worship 11
a.m. 12 noon. Sunday
Evening Worship 6 p.m.-
7 p.m. followed by youth
dinner and fellowship
until 8 p.m. Wednesday
evening services begin
at 6 p.m. for both the
adults and youth and
lasts until 8 p.m.
"Therefore, my
brothers, you whom I
love and long for my joy
and crown, that is how
you should stand firm in
the Lord, dear friends!"
Philippians 4.
God Bless!




Photo submitted by Kristin
Finney
The Children's
Christmas pageant
was held Sunday
I morning. Dec. 13, at
the First Baptist
. Church in Madison.


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3y Jacob Bembry including one featuring three angels,
3reene Publishing, Inc. a game show and a visit from people
Midway Church of God will (played by teens from the church)
lost The Chiri-tmnn Story o:n ,.. fromn th -senior center.
Sunday evenmin. D)i4o 20. i FI:lowing the Christ-
beginning at 6 p in at thi ma play, delicious
church, located :-it 24-8 pound cakes prepared
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Road, just off Count\ : f rth church's pastor,
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exit. -L ,f fruit and candy pre-
Midwa. . s'ntl.. by Elvoye and
Church of Boll \ Thomas.
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Christmas ; ra n promises to be
programs equally as exciting
are always : : the ones in the


popular, '
w i t h
young and
old alike.
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past.
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special guests are
also set to
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cial appear-
ance at the
program.


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By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Madison Church of
God will hold their
Christmas celebra-
tion on Sunday, Dec.
20.
At 11 a.m., the
church will present
a cantata entitled
Sing Glad Tidings.
Wayne Diamond (
will direct the canta-


Excerpts
Christmas
will follow t]


from
programs
he cantata ai


then Rev. Doyle Glass will deliver
,_. f the Christmas message.
Following the evening wor-
ship service, there will be a
.sj '~ "Happy Birthday, Jesus"
S g 0 party with fellowship,
cake, ice cream and
Christmas goodies.
Everyone is in-
vited to celebrate
Christ's birthday
S with Madison
SChurch of God,
located at 771
SColin Kelly
SHighway in Madi-
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Hall's

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Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Michael Curtis, December 10, 2009
The Parlor was handsomely decorated by the
Platt Family: Cheri, Harold, Troy and Tracy; Debbie
Scott and Diane Sullivan.
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Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Michael Curtis, December 10, 2009
Wendy Bartlam and April Yungel tastefully deco-
rated the Library at the Mansion for Christmas.


By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Wardlaw-Smith-Goza Mansion has graced
the Madison skyline for most of the community's
storied history Now under the capable care of
North Florida Community College, the property is a
landmark of community pride that comes to life
every Christmas when local volunteers decorate fab-
ulously
Local civic organizations, businesses and indi-
viduals have expressed their generosity through
their time and colorfully crafted decorations that fill
each room of the Mansion. The public is warmly in-
vited to visit, and may call NFCC at (850) 973-1600 for
details of next year's celebration.
According to details on the NFCC website re-
garding the mansion, "Built in 1860, the Wardlaw-
Smith-Goza Conference Center, listed in the Historic
American Building Survey and the National Regis-
ter of Historic Places, is a stately mansion represen-
tative of the classical revival architectural style
popular during the nineteenth century. Archi-
tect/builder William Archer Hammerly of Balti-
more, Maryland was hired by Benjamin E Wardlaw,
a prominent Madison resident, to design and con-
struct the house, which he called 'Whitehall.' Subse-
quent owners were A. Marshall Cason, 1863-1867;
Elizabeth T. Glover, 1867-1871; Chandler Holmes
Smith and succeeding members of the Smith family,
1871-1978; and Mr. and Mrs. William M. Goza, 1978-
1982, who did a major restoration on the house and
grounds and called it 'Whitehall' once again.
"North Florida Community College purchased
the property in 1988 through a Florida legislative ap-
propriation to preserve and use it as a conference
center for the six rural counties, which the College
serves. Furnishings and accessories are loaned or
donated by individuals within the area.
"The Wardlaw-Smith-Goza Conference Center
underwent its most recent renovations in the sum-
mer/fall of 2000. Funded by state and grant funds,
the renovations included replacing and reframing
the porch floor base, reinforcing the foundation,
adding new piers for support, column repair and
new paint for the exterior and interior walls. A
wheel chair ramp was also added to the east side of
the building. 'The Conference Center was in dire
need of interior and exterior renovation and I think
the preservation of such a beautiful landmark in
Madison is important,' said WSG Coordinator
Maria Greene. Previous renovations had been done
10 years prior."
For more information, contact Maria Greene,
WSG Conference Center Coordinator at the NFCC
Foundation at (850) 973-9432.


Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Michael Curtis, December 10, 2009
The Upstairs Hall of the Mansion received a big
serving of holiday cheer by Madison Antiques and
Marketplace.


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Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Michael Curtis, December 10, 2009
The Madison Garden Club decorated the Music
Room of the Smith-Goza Mansion, as part of the
Christmas at the Mansion program.


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The Main Hall of the Mansion, which is set off by
a dazzling Christmas tree, was decorated and fur-
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Madison High School 1930s football squad
poses for an action shot.


A football team from the 1930s is shown posing for
the camera. There is no identification of the players.







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The Madison High girls basketball team of 1940
is pictured. Front row, left to right: Inez Sanders
Browning, Eddie Ragans Bevis, Nonie Milford Webb.
Back row: Dot Black Ellis, Rosalie Priest Russell,
Miss Johnson (coach), Margaret Hawkins Duggar.


Shown is the Madison High basketball team of
1939. Unfortunately, the players are not identified.


The Madison High baseball team of 1927 is pictured. L-R: Coach Herman Johnson, Walter Blanton, Lewis Stewart, Jimmy Reeves, Frank Cantey, Pat Cantey,
John P. Vann, Joe Bevan, Lenard Peek, Maury Blalock, Kenneth McMullen and sitting in front is Irvine Goldburg.


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December 16, 1909
Col. Randall Rowe is spending today in Jack-
sonville on business.
Mrs. WL. Tooke and Miss Janie Johns spent last
Tuesday visiting relatives in Hamilton County
Columbus B. Smith left for Lakeland this morn-
ing to attend the conference there as a visitor.
Dr. WE Parramore has opened up his dental of-
fice over Davis Drug Store and will be glad to see
anyone wanting work done.
December 16, 1949
A.H. Armstrong attended the state tax assessors
meeting in Pensacola this past week.
Mrs. EM. Shore of Quitman, Ga., is visiting her
daughter, Mrs. S.H. Moore, this week.
The Greenville Baptist Church will have its an-
nual Christmas program and tree for the Sunday
School, Wednesday night, December 21.
Mr. and Mrs. M.C. Leslie left Tuesday to attend a
CPA business meeting in Atlanta, Ga.
December 18, 1959
Sometime Monday night, the Van H. Priest
Warehouse was broken into at a side window. No ar-
rests have been made at this writing, however, three
or four persons have been picked up for investiga-
tion.
Former Madison High School Band Director
Gerald Hazzard died last Thursday in Moultrie, Ga.
of a cerebral hemorrhage. He was 37 years old.
Scoutmaster Jim Hardee and Boy Scouts Fred-
die Hughes, Jimmy Davis and Dwayne Norris gave
the program at the Lions Club Tuesday


Mt. Zion AME Church held its quarterly confer-
ence recently with presiding Elder S.E. Moses of the
Madison district presiding.
December 19, 1969
Covington Brinkman of Madison has won the
coveted Salesman of the Year title from the Gem
Dandy Corporation of Madison, N.C.
Howard Oxford Phillips of Madison was one of
fifteen students at Florida State University who has
been initiated into Beta Gamma Sigma National
Honor Society for Business Administration. He is a
student in the School of Business Administration.
Miss Debbie Campbell, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. D.R. Campbell and a student at Greenville High
School, won the title of Miss Greenville High School
in a contest there on Nov. 20.
On the front page of the newspaper was a color-
ful photograph of a young Don Ashley and his sister,
Theo, were a decoration of Santa Claus bent over,
going through a bag of toys. The photo was snapped
by Tom Merchant III.
December 21, 1979
A Madison County Circuit Court jury, which

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The Bank of Madison declared a 70-cent a share
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Susie Sims, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Gary Sims,
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Richard Terry was elected to the Board of Di-
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Southern States

Strives To Make

The "Best"


Even Better

Southern States' feed mills have been selected
by the American Feed Industry as the best mills in
the nation for two of the last three years. Despite
these industry-wide accolades, Southern States con-
tinues to improve their mill capabilities, with the
goal of manufacturing the very finest quality feeds
available.
Recently, Jim Moore, Southern States' Feed Di-
vision Vice President announced additional up-
grades to their Valdosta, Georgia Feed Mill,
manufacturers of Southern States brand bagged pet
foods, Southern States Legends equine feeds and a
number of Southern States livestock feeds. The Val-
dosta mill serves the company's southern territory
with primary distribution in Alabama, Florida,
Georgia, and South Carolina.
A new Screening System and two new Tender
Blenders have been added to the production process
along with upgraded automation, to control liquid
and dry ingredient measurement and product moni-
toring. These additions combine to enhance the con-
sistency and appearance of the bagged feeds
produced by the Valdosta mill.
"We've been making feeds at Southern States for
more than 80 years," said Moore, "and we know that
keeping up with technology is a key to giving our
customers the superior quality feeds they have come
to expect from us."
All Southern States feed mills are HACCP (Haz-
ard Analysis and Critical Control Point) certified,
an international program developed primarily for
the food industry, designed to ensure the safety of all
food and feed products.
Moore went on to explain, "For us, HACCP is
more than just a certification...it's a value. We want
our customers to have full confidence in choosing
Southern States as their feed company, and that's
why the addition of this new equipment is so im-
portant to us."
Established in 1923, Southern States has more
than 300,000 farmer-members. As one of the nation's
largest agricultural cooperatives, the Richmond,
Virginia-based firm provides a wide range of farm
inputs, including fertilizer, seed, livestock feed and
pet food, animal health supplies and petroleum
products, as well as other items for the farm and
home. The Cooperative serves its members and non-
member customers through some 1,200 retail outlets
in the eastern U.S. Visit our website,
www.southernstates.com for more information.


One of the many
benefits of living in
Florida is enjoying the
vast variety of wildlife.
Bald eagles are a routine
sight now over much of
the state; black bears
have made a major
resurgence and are
everywhere now it
seems; species such as
deer and wild turkey are
common and so are
many others.
One species you
may miss that's migrat-
ing into the state now is
the white pelican. A few
days ago Lynn Haven
resident Diane Ramsey
captured a flock on cam-
era as the birds rested
on North Bay near
Panama City. Just like a
variety of other migra-
tory species, white peli-
cans leave their
summer homes in the
West and Midwest and
head south as winter
approaches.
While our common
brown pelican has a 612
- 7/2-foot wing span,
white pelicans have a
much larger wing span,
stretching as much as
912 feet as they fly White
pelicans are also sub-
stantially larger, weigh-
ing up to 17 pounds.
Brown pelicans rarely
weigh more than four
pounds.
Stephen Nesbitt
spent 35 years working
as a wildlife biologist
with the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conserva-


The capture of a 12-
foot-long Burmese python a
week ago from a lawn in
Port of Tampa was the "last
straw" for many reptile
owners. Spurred by more
negative publicity of a
Burmese python on the
loose, several dozen reptile
owners have come together
to offer a reward for infor-
mation leading to the arrest
and conviction of the per-
son, or people, responsible
for releasing the snake or al-
lowing it to escape. The re-
ward is $18,400.
The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission (FWC) has been
dealing with released and
wild Burmese pythons, list-
ed as a reptile of concern,
for the past several years.
While some pythons are
known to have escaped into
the wild, others may have
been intentionally released.
The Burmese python may
reach a length of 26 feet and
a weight of more than 200
pounds. All reptiles of con-
cern, when in the wild, can
prey on native wildlife and
potentially can be danger-
ous to people. Several per-


As I See It
By FWC Chairman Rodney Barreto
Look To The Sky

For White Pelicans


tion Commission (FWC)
and the former Game
and Fresh Water Fish
Commission. Most of
his work was with
brown pelicans and bald
eagles. He's retired now
but still does a signifi-
cant amount of contract
work with the FWC on
these species.
He says white peli-
cans nest in early sum-
mer along freshwater
lakes in northern Cali-
fornia, Utah, North
Dakota, Kansas, Nebras-
ka and well into Canada.
Unlike brown pelicans,
which are "plunge
divers," white pelicans
sit on the surface and
scoop all sorts of small
freshwater fish such as
various minnows, suck-
ers, shiners and any-
thing small that is
unfortunate enough to
swim near them. Nesbitt
said it's in the fall as
temperatures begin to
drop that white pelicans
begin a southward mi-
gration that can lead
them to Florida,
Louisiana, Texas or
Mexico.
"To be such big
birds, they're fairly light
but they have a big
wingspan. Like a lot of


birds, they migrate fol-
lowing fronts on high
pressure. They catch the
thermals and they can
go forever," he said.
Nesbitt said white
pelicans likely follow the
Mississippi River to the
Gulf of Mexico, then by
the thousands, they head
either east or west, prob-
ably returning to places
they've been going to for
thousands of years.
The pelicans that
Ramsey photographed
are likely to wind up in
any number of places in
Florida. Nesbitt said it's
common to see winter-
ing flocks near Cedar
Key on the Gulf Coast,
but most spend their
winter months on lakes
and rivers from the St.
Johns River down to the
Kissimmee chain of
lakes and Lake Okee-
chobee.
Nesbitt said one
noteworthy characteris-
tic of both white and
brown pelicans is their
sensitivity to harmful
chemicals or pesticides
in the water. He said
they are the "canary in
the coal mine" when it
comes to dangerous pol-
lutants.
Just a few years ago


mitted reptile dealers and
owners have assisted the
agency in capturing wild
Burmese pythons on state-
managed areas in South
Florida since July.
With heightened public
awareness, calls to the FWC
about the large snakes have
increased significantly, and
many reptile owners are
concerned that the public's
image of them is inaccurate.
Michael Cole is a rep-
tile dealer in Central Flori-
da. He owns and operates
Ballroom Pythons South.
"Most people who own
Burmese pythons and other
reptiles of concern are very
responsible pet owners and
would never release them or
inadequately cage them,"
Cole said. "It is not fair to
categorize us as a bad group
of people. We care for our
pets, and we care for Flori-
da's wildlife and ecosys-
tems."
The FWC enacted rules
in January 2008 regulating
reptiles of concern. Reptiles
of concern are the Burmese
python, African rock python
(northern and southern),
amethystine python, reticu-


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lated python, green anacon-
da and the Nile monitor
lizard. To own one of these
animals, an FWC permit is
required. The permit costs
$100, and a questionnaire
must be completed. In addi-
tion, the animal must be mi-
cro-chipped; it is required to
be caged, and the cage must
meet certain caging require-
ments. A disaster plan for
securing or evacuating the
animal must be written, and
the FWC will make on-site
and unannounced inspec-
tions. The laws apply to
every reptile of concern
owner, regardless of when
the owner took possession of
the animal.
"Our aim is not to take
away the rights of reptile
owners, but to make sure
those who have the animals
are responsible and the ani-
mals are cared for and not
released," said Capt. John
West, of the FWC's Captive
Wildlife Section. "Like any-


dozens of white pelicans
and several other
species of birds died
when they tried to feed
on a flooded vegetable
farm near Lake Apopka
in North Central Flori-
da. The culprit highly
toxic pesticides bound
in the soil until the lake
was filled.
Around 1960, a simi-
lar pesticide spill or case
of illegal dumping cost
Louisiana virtually all
of its brown pelicans, ac-
cording to Nesbitt.
Overnight, he said, al-
most 40,000 pairs of peli-
cans disappeared from
that state. Florida later
played a part in restor-
ing their populations by
sending dozens of pairs
of birds.
For now, though,
look to the sky, particu-
larly to the west, as you
drive anywhere along
the coast. If you're
lucky enough to see a
flock of migrating white
pelicans, they'll typical-
ly be 2,000-3,000 feet high
and drifting along in a
lazy line. Sometimes the
entire flock will do a
lazy, 360-degree turn be-
fore resuming their
flight.
Their stay here in
the Sunshine State is
fairly limited. By March
or early April, they re-
verse the process and fly
back to familiar
grounds.
It's nature's amazing
way.


thing, if the laws are fol-
lowed, there are fewer prob-
lems."
To provide owners of
reptiles of concern an av-
enue to get rid of their ani-
mals, rather than to release
them, the FWC directed
staff on Dec. 10 to imple-
ment an executive order
that will allow the reptiles
to be turned over to autho-
rized reptile of concern per-
mit holders with no
questions asked. The execu-
tive order will take effect in
approximately two to three
weeks.
"We want all reptile
keepers and pet owners to be
responsible," Cole said. "If
you're not legal, you're not
part of us."
To report information
regarding this case and to
collect the reward, or to re-
port any wildlife law viola-
tion, call the FWC's Wildlife
Alert Reward Program at
888-404-FWCC (3922).


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WELDING
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Senior Citizen Discounts

850-973-4723
2089 NE State Road 6
Madison, FL 32340
ANYTHING LEFT OVER 7 DAYS
WILL BE SOLD
rtn, n/c

Cleaning Lady, Great Cook
& Your Helper and I also
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386-965-5262




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Mobile Homes For Rent
2 or 3 bedrrom mobile
homesfor rent near Anderson
Pond $450 + deposit
869-0916
10/28, rn, c

2nd FloorApartment
For Rent, 1 large room with
big bathroom, walk-in closet,
a garage and double doors
that go out to a covered
porch. Great for a single
person or a couple with no
children. 850-971-5587


12/16, rt, c
;9 or
2 bedroom, 1 bath House
9/23, rtn, pd for rent or sale. Currently
being upgraded, will be
ready Jan. 1st, 2010. New
siness central heat and air, great
s and neighborhood, within City
9342 Limits. $550 per month for
rent or $75,000 to buy
11/18, rc 850-673-9425
12/9, 12/16,c
3 bd/2 bath doublewide near
Cherry lake $550.00, deposit
& References 850-973-2353


Wanted: Chickens, turkeys,
guineas and peafowl.
850-464-1165
rtn, n/c

BAND SAWMILL
CALL 850-973-4004. IF NO
ANSWER, PLEASE LEAVE
NAME, TELEPHONE NUMBER
AND INFO ABOUT THE MILL
rtn, n/c



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Colonial Twin Bunk Bed
with headboard, footboard,
stairstep with rails, and 3
drawer underbed storage. 6
months old, paid $800, ask-
ing $550 OBO
850-210-3137
9/23, rtn, n/

Diamond Plate Alum. Pick-
up truck tool boxes.
Various sizes. $50 each. Call
973-4172 8am-5pm M-F
5/6-rtn, n/c

Australian Western Saddle

brand new with tags on it:
comes with blanket, two bri-
dles, two breastplates (one
custom made), and saddle
stand. Call
850-545-5764
10/21,rtn, n /

MUST SELL
Dark green love with dual re-
cliners, excellent condition,
must move. $125 obo.
850-971-5792 or
229-300-9278
12/16, pd


John Deere 2 Row Planter
with fertilizer hoppers, 100
lb capacity. New sprockets
and chains. Call
850-997-1582
12/16, rn, n/c






2007 Yamaha Majesty
Scooter, electric blue,
3,000 miles, $5,000.
850-929-6950, please leave
message
11/18, rtn, n/c






Apartment on Lazy Hen
Farm

$330 a month + $65 for elec-
tric, direct TV, quiet, private
entrance, large bath, large
kitchen, washer & dryer,
screen porch, 1 month secu-
rity deposit. 2 miles out of
town. Call 850-973-4030
or 850-673-1117
9/9, rn, pd


2 bedroom trailers for rent
850-570-0459
11/25, rtn, c

Double Wide

3 bedroom, 2 bath on
Rockyford Rd. Call
850-929-2649
12/9 -12/30, pd


8/19, r ,


Cambridge Manor
Apartments designed for
Senior's and Disabled.
1BR ($409.)
2BR ($435.).
HUD vouchers accept-
ed Call 850-973-3786 -
TTY Acs 711.
404 SW Sumatra Rd,
Madison
This institution is an
Equal Opportunity
Provider and Employer



EQUAL HOUSING
OPPORTUNITY
rtn'cc


Clean as new. Two story, 3
BR, 2.3 baths, formal LR &
DR. 1705 Sq. Ft. New
Kitchen, Range, Ref, D/W,
G/D. Oak Floor downstairs,
Heart Pine upstairs. 2 Central
H&A. Yard maint. included.
ADULT FAMILY. No pets.
$700 rent and deposit. Good
credit req. 205 NE Shelby Ave.
Madison. Call George 973-
8583 or 557-0994.
8/12 -rm, c


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C'kadison 01partlments


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

Small Cottages $395
Good neighborhood in Madi-
son, clean as new. Heat &
air, R&R, 3 rooms. Matured
male only. Water, garbage &
yard maintenance, furnished.
Write "Jim" P.O. Box 8,
Madison, Fl 32341. State
age.
11/18,rtn, c

Lake Front Home
2 bedroom 2 bath, furnished.
Includes water, electric &
gas. Lawn maintenance pro-
vided. 1 yr lease $800 de-
posit, $1,050 per month
850-973-3025
8/5, rtn, pd

FOR SALE OR RENT
Nice 4 bedroom house on
1 &3/4 acre of land in quiet
Country Subdivision near
Madison C.I. $169,000 or
$1350 per month + deposit.
Possible owner financing
with $5000 down. Reference
& Credit Check Required
850-856-5221
11/27, 12/2, c


Greenville ointe

FApartments

$199 Move-In Special!!
1, 2 & 3 BR HC & non-
HC accessible apts.
Rental assistance may be
available. HUD vouchers
accepted. Call 850-948-
3056. TDD/TTY 711.
192 NW Greenville
Pointe Trail, Greenville,
FL 32331.
Equal Housing
Opportunity
rtn, c


Must Go!
2009 3/2 DW 1200 sq. ft. in-
cludes furniture. Won't last
long @ $34,387. Call Eric
@ 386-719-5560
jetdec @windstream.net

12/2 12/30, c
Stop!
Quit throwing your hard
earned money away on rent-
ing! Become a home owner
today! I have 3/2 DW's
starting @ $24,500 call Eric
@ 386-719-5560
jetdec @windstream.net
12/2 -12/30, c
Starter Home with Starter
Payments: 3 bedroom 2
bath, $345.00 per month.
Only one at this price. Call
Rick 386-752-1452
11/4,rm, c
Brand New 2010!
5 bedroom 3 full baths, 2300
sq. ft., for payments of only
$569.14 a month. Call Eric
today @ 386-719-5560
jetdec @windstream.net


12/2 12/3, c
S Large 3 bedroom 2 bath
mobile home, bank repo,
make offer. Call
386-752-8196, ask for
Mr. Mott


11/4,rtn, c

NEED QUICK CASH,
SELLING MY 16X80, 3
BEDROOM, 2 BATH FOR
ONLY $9,900. CALL
STEVE AT
386-365-8549
12/9, rn, c
Forcloseure!
2001 28x40 3/2 DW on 1
acre of land! Banks loss,
your gain @ only $49,995
call Eric @ 386-719-5560
jetdec @windstream.net
12/2 12/30, c

New 5 bedroom
mobile home only $56,900
or $443.00 per month. Call
Rick for more details
386-752-1452
11/4,rtn, c


09 FLEETWOOD HOME
5 BEDROOM, 3 BATH
HOME, DELIVERED TO
YOUR LAND AT $487.49
PER MONTH, CHEAPER
THAN RENT, CALL MIKE
386-623-4218
12/9, rn, c

No Money Down!
100% financing on New
Government Assistance
Loans! Plus tax credits up to
$8000 to 1st time buyers &
up to $6500 for existing
home owners! Don't miss
out. Call Eric @
386-719-5560
jetdec @windstream.net
12/2 -12/30,c


MOBILE HOMES NEW -
USED. BUY- SELL-
TRADE. ANYTHING OF
VALUE FOR DOWN PAY-
MENT. WE HAVE FI-
NANCE ASSISTANCE.
CALL PAT
386-344-5024
12/9, rn, c


Extra Don't
closeout on all
Homes, low ra
Government money
1-800-313-


*LAND ON SALE*
1 acre, wooded on county
road less than 1/4 mile to
Withlacoochee River
park/boat ramp.
GREAT FAMILY FUN
$12,500

5.76 acres, quiet wooded
homesite, well and power
pole, in north Madison
County only 15 minutes
to Valdosta
$29,500

S. Rissman, Realtor
(OMEGA MGMT.)
Monticello (850) 997-5619
or 997-5618 After Hours
12/16
For Sale:
House & Lot
In the Town of Suwannee
was $135,000, Now $99,000.
2 BR/1 BA. Fully Furnished,
New Metal Roof, and New
Paint. Utility Building with
Washer and Dryer. Nice Fruit
Trees. 386-719-0421
rtn, n/C
Fantastic Lake
and Mountain Views
from this 2 Bed/ 2Bth Home.
Open and Covered Decks,
Large Screened Porch, Gas
FP CH/A, Oak Floors & Cab-
inets, and Appliances.
Offered Furnished at
$179,900. Call BJ Peters at
850-508-1900


Commercial/Industrial
Property
with state highwayfrontage.
Corner lots. Fronts both
Harvey Greene Dr.
& Highway 53 South.
Enterprise Zone
Natural gas line, 8 inch wa-
ter main, access to city utili-
ties, fire hydrant, and service
from two power companies.
Property has easy access to
1-10, via SR 53 & SR 14.
Will build to suit tenant or
short or long term lease.
Call Tommy Greene 850-
973-4141
rtn, nc

OFFICE BUILDING
FOR RENT
across street from
Post Office, Courthouse,
and Courthouse Annex.
(Old Enterprise Recorder Office)
111 SE Shelby St., Madison;
Newly renovated
back to the 1920's era
Call Tommy Greene
850-973-4141
rtn,n/c





THE BLUE EGG
Antiques & Vintage, new
location at Spradley Farm,
open Saturdays, Dec. 5th,
12th & 19th, 10:00 am -
4:00 pm, 5354 First Federal
Rd., Greenville
850-948-4710
12/2, 12/9, 16, pd


Own an English bulldog via
t Wait adoption for as low as $500
Skyline or even free. We rescue
ites, free these wonderful creatures
ey call Kent from families who no longer
2899 want to keep them. If you
are sure you could raise one
of these, contact Lisa at
12/11-12/18, n/c dagreatrescue@yahoo.com
Puppies and other breeds
also available


USDA+ FHA Home Loans
rates as low as 4 1/2%, take
advantage, good til April
2010. Free money, call Kent
386-758-9538
12/11 12/18, n/c

Seriously!
(3) homes, $500 above in-
voice, call Jamie to see
homes 386-758-9538
12/11 12/18, n/e


Factory R
Never been titled
call Jam
386-758-9


Just in time for (
Yorkie/Pom pupp
small, 2 males $
850-464-09
850-464-0


Yorkie/Ter
tepo female, black wi
, must see, trim, 8 1/2 lbs, sh
ie to the name "Sassy
)538 Lee on Blue Ridg
NE, 1 mile 1
12/11 -12/18, n/c Withallcoochee
850-971-28


Free 50" Plasma TV
with purchase of any lot
model home, also have furni-
ture option, call Jamie
386-758-9538
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11/18 1/6, pd


Experienced Body Man
needed, must have own tools,
basic paint knowledge +
minimum 5 years in trade.
Call Steve 850-973-2004 or
850-290-6608
12/16, pd

Position: Full-time Case
Manager/Social Worker

Duties Include: Assessments,
observation, care plans,
maintaining confidential
records and reports as well
as other in home services
and all services pertinent to
the frail homebound elderly.

Experience: Bachelor De-
gree in social work/years of
work experience in counsel-
ing/human services may be
substituted for a degree.

To obtain an application
please come by the Madison
County Senior Center at 486
SW Rutledge St., office
hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00
p.m.
12/9, 12/16, c


Technician/Installer

minimum 5 years experi-
ence; must have refrigerate
certification; must have a
valid driver's license; must
pass a drug test and a back-
ground check; only serious
applicants need to apply.
Call 929-2762
10/28,rtn, c

Brynwood Center
located in Monticello is
looking for a Full Time RN
with a Florida License for
11:00 pm 7:00 am shift
Call for appointmnet
850-997-1800
Drug Free Workplace &
EOE
12/9, 12/16,

LPN 11-7
Madison Nursing Center has
a full time position open for
a LPN charge nurse, 11-7.
SNF experience preferred.
Benefits include health, den-
tal and life insurances, PTO,
401K retirement and a good
working environment. Apply
in person at 2481 West US
90, Madison, Fl. 32340 or
fax resume to DON at 850-
973-2667.
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Madison Enterprise-Recorder 15A


LEG~AL


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF PROBATE DIVISION
NANCY SKELTON FILE NUMBER 2009-CP-085
Deceased.

NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the estate of NANCY SKELTON, de-
ceased, File Number 2009-CP-085, is pending in the Circuit Court for Madi-
son County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Madison
County Courthouse, Madison, Florida 32340. The name and address of the
personal representative is set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All persons on whom this notice is served who have objections
that challenge the validity of the will, the qualifications of the personal rep-
resentative, venue or jurisdiction of this Court are required to file their ob-
jections with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is served
within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice must
file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's estate must file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE.
All CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this Notice is the llth day of
December, 2009.
THOMAS M. CARROLL THOMAS E. STONE
Personal Representative Attorney for Personal Representative
8440 SW 99th Avenue P.O. Box 292
Miami, FL 33173 Madison, Florida 32341
Telephone: 850-973-6560
Attorney at Law-Fla. Bar No. 212490

12/11, 12/18

NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 83. PART IV
Under the Authority of the Self-Service Storage Facility Act, Section 83.805
the described below has been seized for nonpayment of rent and other
accrued expenses. Property consists primarily of household & personal
goods in units rented by: Barbara Aikens, Darlene Choice, Marcelia
Waston, and Marcus Hawkins. The property will be sold at auction to the
highest bidder as provided by the Self-Storage Facility Act, Section
83.806. The sale will be held Saturday Jan. 2, 2010 at 9:00 A.M., at the
Madison Mini Storage, 1098 E. U.S. 90. in Madison, Florida. For further
information call 973-6246.

12/18,12/25



Woman Decorates Three City Blocks
After Using Thera-Gesic
BEXAR COUNTY- Mary W. applied Thera-Gesicto her sore shoulder
and proceeded to decorate every house for three city blocks in anticipation
of the holidays. When asked if she had each homeowner's
permission to create her magic, she painlessly replied: ~
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NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN That Pursuant to a WRIT OF EXECUTION
issued in the County Court of Hillsborough County, Florida, on the 10th
day of July, 2009 in the cause wherein FIRST UNION NAT'L BANK OF
FLORIDA F/K/A FLORIDA NATIONAL BANK, Plaintiff, vs. BEVERLY
L. KENDA, Defendant, being Case No. 91-4964-SC-K in said Court.
I, Benjamin J. Stewart, as Sheriff of Madison County, Florida, have levied
upon all the right, title and interest of the Defendant, BEVERLY KENDA,
in and to the following described property lying and situated in Madison
County, Florida, to wit:
2002 Freightliner Tractor Truck, VIN # 1FUJBBCG62LG27821, Tag
#Z8666F
and on the 29th day of December, 2009 at Ben's Towing wrecker yard, 439
NE Daylily Ave., Madison, Florida at the hour of 11:00 A.M., or as soon
thereafter as possible, I will offer for sale all of the said defendant's, BEV-
ERLY L. KENDA, right, title, and interest in aforesaid property at public
outcry and will sell the same, subject to all taxes, prior liens, encumbrances
and judgments, if any, to the highest and best bidder or bidders for CASH
IN HAND. The proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the payment of
costs and the satisfaction of the above described execution. The property
will be available for inspection at Ben's Towing wrecker yard between the
hours of 10:00 AM through 11:00 AM the morning of the sale. In accor-
dance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities
needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should
contact the Clerk of Court, telephone (850) 973-1500, no later than seven (7)
days prior to the proceeding.
Benjamin J. Stewart, as Sheriff
Of Madison County, Florida
By: Bill Hart
Deputy Sheriff
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that MIDWAY FINANCIAL LLC, the hold-
er of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be
issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description
of the property, and name in which it is assessed is as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO.: 07-195-TD
YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2007
NAME INWHICH ASSESSED: MARJORIE BLAGROVE
PARCEL ID: 08-2S-10-1430-002-010
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: See Attached Exhibit "A"
All of said property being in the County of Madison, State of Florida. Un-
less such certificate shall be redeemed according to the law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the west front
door at the Madison County Courthouse on the 7th day of JANUARY, 2010
at 11:00 a.m.
Dated this 30TH day of November 2009.

TIM SANDERS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
MADISON COUNTY
MADISON, FLORIDA
BY: Ramona Dickinson
DEPUTY CLERK

EXHIBIT "A"
LEGAL DESCRIPTION
(MIDWAY FOREST PARCEL-10)
A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 8, TOWNSHIP 2 SOUTH;
RANGE 10 EAST, MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA AND BEING MORE
PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE
NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 8, AND RUN SOUTH 89
DEGREES 35 MINUTES 33 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 1,202.73
FEET TO THE WESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY OF COUNTY ROAD No.
53; THENCE SOUTH 07 DEGREES 44 MINUTES 42 SECONDS EAST
ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY, A DISTANCE OF 1,154.88 FEET TO
THE POINT OF BEGINNING, FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING;
THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 07 DEGREES 44 MINUTES 42 SECONDS
EAST ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY, A DISTANCE OF 30.25 FEET;
THENCE LEAVING SAID RIGHT OF WAY RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES
35 MINUTES 33 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 856,58 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 35 MINUTES 15 SECONDS EAST, A
DISTANCE OF 246.89 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 59 MIN-
UTES 23 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 506.46 FEET; THENCE
SOUTH 86 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 54 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE
OF 218.46 FEET; THENCE NORTH 87 DEGREES 27 MINUTES 34 SEC-
ONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 18,87 FEET; THENCE NORTH 00 DE-
GREES 35 MINUTES 15 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 285.72
FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 35 MINUTES 33 SECONDS
EAST, A DISTANCE OF 1,596.17 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING
CONTAINING 5.31 ACRES, MORE OR LESS.
AND BEING SUBJECT TO ALL COUNTY ROAD RIGHT OF WAYS.
AND BEING SUBJECT TO A 10.0 FOOT EASEMENT FOR UTILITIES
AND DRAINAGE ON THE NORTH, SIDE LOT LINES.
AND BEING SUBJECT TO A 20.0 FOOT EASEMENT FOR UTILITIES
AND DRAINAGE ON ALL FRONT LOT LINES, SOUTH AND WEST
LOT LINES.
AND BEING SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING ACCESS EASEMENT.
AN ACCESS EASEMENT LYING IN SECTION 8, TOWNSHIP 2 SOUTH;
RANGE 10 EAST, MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA AND BEING MORE
PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 8,
AND RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 35 MINUTES 33 SECONDS WEST, A
DISTANCE OF 1,202.73 FEET TO THE WESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY OF
COUNTY ROAD No. 53; THENCE SOUTH 07 DEGREES 44 MINUTES
42 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY, A DISTANCE OF
1,124.63 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, FROM SAID POINT
OF BEGINNING CONTINUE SOUTH 07 DEGREES 44 MINUTES 42
SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 60.50 FEET; THENCE LEAVING
SAID RIGHT OF WAY RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 35 MINUTES 33 SEC-
ONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 68.15 FEET; THENCE NORTH 00 DE-
GREES 00 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 60.00 FEET;
THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 35 MINUTES 33 SECONDS EAST, A
DISTANCE OF 60.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING CONTAIN-
ING 0.09 ACRES, MORE OR LESS.

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