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High School football ban- cil voted to amend i
quet will be held Monday, provide for the exp
Jan.18, at 6 p.m. Tickets tion.
are $10 each and may be During her yeai
purchased at the door. to the Lee communi
There will be a spe- in her role as execute
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be announced. chambault caught t
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Lee as clerk
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ity, as well as
:ive leadership with the
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the attention of public
and private organizations seeking her lead-
ership. One of these relationships matured
into a professional career offer, which she
Working closely with the council
and mayor, who have often expressed
their deep appreciation for Archam-
bault's accomplishments, she also
served as an officer in this region's
Florida League of Cities.
"We will miss Cheryl very much.
She has served Lee like family and
had provided over a decade of service
and sacrifices to get the job done. For-
tunately, she remains part of the
community and will always be wel-
come in our home," Kinsey stated.
The entire community is urged
to drop by, share a snack and hug, and
perhaps a story or two with Cheryl,
her friends and family.
Michael Curtis can be reached at
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Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Michael Curtis, December 17, 2009
The Madison County Central School Broncos will play Baker County for the Florida Crown Conference
Championship next Thursday, Jan. 21, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Central School Gym. The Madison
County Central School Boys' Basketball team has been thrilling fans and dominating opponents all season.
Pictured front row left to right are: Eric Bright, Carl Jackson, Coddrick Griffin, Brice Hamilton, Seth Mulnar,
Alex Brown, Shamar Demory, Sharod Jones, and Akevious Williams. Pictured middle row left to right: Ja-
cob Moore, Jaquez Arnold, Jaylon Hazzard, Terell Boatman, Ivan Johnson, Ladarious Robinson, Deonshay
Wells, Deontaye Oliver, and Travis Mitchell. Pictured back row, left to right: Head Coach Charlie Barfield and
Coach Keith Webb.
Count Me In 2010!Ol
Generally sunny despite a few af-
ternoon clouds. High 72F.
Cloudy, periods of rain. Highs in
the mid 60s and lows in the upper
Mostly cloudy. Highs in the mid
60s and lows in the upper 40s.
Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the
mid 60s and lows in the low 40s.
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ureene PuDlisning, Inc. Pnoto by iviIcnael Curtis, January 11, ulu
The Complete Count Committee is made up of appointed and volunteer
members who are dedicated to creating a comfortable and successful census in
Madison County. Pictured, left to right, are: Pat Lightcap, Allen Cherry, Delores
Jones, Stanford Lugg, Renita Cooks and Arnold Haire.
By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
National Census Day will be held on April 1, 2010. From now until then, staff
and volunteers will be meeting with organizations throughout Madison County
to ensure the word gets out about the census. The role of the census is extreme-
ly important to the county and throughout the country, as huge amounts of
funding and political districts are based on the results. It is literally woven into
the official fabric of America.
Unfortunately, not everybody likes the idea of the census. Some feel like
"Big Brother" is looking into their business. Others see it like the IRS, and dis-
like it even if they cooperate. Others are actually afraid of it because they be-
lieve it might create some sort of investigation into their lives or have some
other negative impact on their household. In some cases, there may be confusion
as multiple families live under one roof, which they don't want to reveal for one
reason or another. Face it; most people feel they are entitled to their privacy
Please see Census, Page 4
Lt. Col. Orris
Levant "Lee" Ca-
son, Jr., age 88.
Jan. 12, 2010,
in Tallahas- -
be Saturday, b
Jan. 16, 2010,
at 3 p.m. at
ing. Burial at
Visitation will be one
hour prior to the service, from 2-3 p.m. Dona-
tions may be made to Disabled American Vet-
erans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH
He was born in Samson, Alabama, on July
7, 1921, to Orvis L. Cason, Sr. and Loree Hart-
man Cason. He later lived in Geneva, Alaba-
ma, and graduated high school there. After
graduation, he went to work for the Alabama
State Road Department. On July 7, 1942, his
21st birthday, he enlisted for cadet training in
the Army Air Corps and was accepted. He was
trained as a pilot bombardier and navigator
in B-24s. During World War II, he was sta-
tioned with the 5th Air Force, 64th Bomber
Squadron, 43rd Bomber group in the South-
west Pacific from 1943-1945, and flew 46 com-
bat missions. In 1947, he switched to the
newly created United States Air Force. He
joined the Air Force Reserves Oct. 1, 1969, and
taught bombardier school, and then retired
from the reserves March 26, 1981. After the
war, he attended the University of Florida
and graduated in 1952 with a degree in
forestry He joined the United States Depart-
ment of Agriculture, where he worked until
his retirement in 1980. He continued to stay
busy as a freelance reporter and also as Dis-
trict Supervisor for the USDA until June 1998.
He was active in his church, First Baptist
of Madison, and was an ordained deacon. He
was a member of the church choir and also
coached the church softball team for many
years, as well as being an active member in
the Senior Adult Ministries. Due to ill health,
he was honored with the title of Deacon
Emeritus in 2005. He worked tirelessly with
the Future Farmers of America, Fellowship
of Christian Athletes, the Farm Bureau and
the annual Livestock Show and also volun-
teered for years as a mentor at the Madison
Primary School and as an aide to several
He is survived by his wife of 21 years,
Charlotte; two sons, Dean Cason and wife
Christine of Denver, Col., and Clark Cason
and wife Christine of Denver, Col;; three
stepchildren, Michael Anderson and wife
Terry of Lake Charles, La., Karen Hackett
and husband Scott of Douglas, Mass. and Lin-
da Smart of Melrose; eleven grandchildren
and three great-grandchildren; two sisters,
Annette Taylor of Camino Island, Wash., and
Phyllis Davis and husband John of Tallahas-
see; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
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Uicpoints & Opinions
Friday, January 15, 2010
Cherish The Memories
A number of newfangled inventions made me
cringe, but one thing I am eternally grateful for is
the digital camera.
Along with film cameras, movie cameras, video
cameras and audiotape recorders, the digital cam-
eras let you capture moments forever. The plus that
they have over the others is that they give you in-
stantaneous gratification. Plus, if you don't like the
photo you just took, you can delete it from the mem-
One thing that I regret growing up is that my
family hardly ever had a camera and, if they did,
they hardly ever had film for it.
Another thing I regret is that many of the pho-
tos that were taken have disappeared over the years.
I was working on something for my father when
I went looking for photos of my deceased brother,
Robert, and my deceased sisters, Susie and Sally.
The only thing that we have of Robert and Sally are
photos of them in their caskets.
I also found Robert's obituary in an old Enter-
prise-Recorder, but some of the information was
wrong. For example, it said that he died en route to
the Madison Hospital. My father said that he died en
route to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital and he died
in an ambulance on the other side of Monticello. It
also listed my mother's grandparents, Otto and
Mamie Linton, as Robert's maternal grandparents.
There was no mention of my mother's parents.
I couldn't find Susie's obituary All I found was
where she had died in Madison Memorial Hospital.
There was only a single mention in the hospital
When my mother died, a friend gave us a video-
tape of her sitting in a church service. It means a lot
to me to have that. I need to get it copied to a DVD.
There are so many relatives that I wished that I
had tape-recorded conversations between them and
me, or at least have taken the time to take notes dur-
ing the conversation. So many memories are lost to
I have begun videotaping some conversations
with my father where he discusses his life, growing
up and his family I have begun posting these con-
versations on my YouTube channel
I thank God that He has been so good to me and
that He is allowing a way for us to preserve family
memories so they can be cherished forever.
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The good thing
about Nashville (and
there are many) is that
you're never too far from
a musician. I was in
such a gathering recent-
ly when the topic turned
to jokes. More specifical-
ly "Nashville Jokes"
wherein various musi-
cians became the prover-
bial blonde in the
Case in point:
How do you get a (W
drummer off your (W
(Answer: Pay him for the Dj
What do you call a harmonic
player with a beeper?
(Answer: an optimist)
How do you find a
guitarist in a
(Answer: Just holler
Oddly enough, we
couldn't think of any
real jokes about fiddlers,
and it was theorized that
that's because fiddle
playing' is one of the
toughest instruments to
play, hence finding a
good one can be a little
tougher than finding a
backup singer or some-
one to play the tam-
But then the ques-
tion was "Who in the
world came up with
DRUNK as a fiddler? If
they are prized among
musicians, does it not
stand to reason you'd
need to be sober as a fid-
dler to crank out a tune?
Was this because one can
look quite inebriated
y We Say The Things We
unk As A WhE
when flying so fast on the bow?
To appreciate the meaning of
this one, you have to go back to
the origins of fiddle-playing as a
profession (as in the
mother country: i.e. Eng-
*. land). Curiously, the fid-
dler being one of the
more unique instru-
ments of the day, meant
that if you were poor
and could afford only
one instrument at your
event, the fiddle was
most likely your pick.
gig The most common
gigs were weddings and
wakes and when peas-
Say) ants couldn't afford a
-- musician, it was custom-
ary for the fiddlers to
it play for food and drink.
Many earned the
reputation of taking full advan-
tage of this trade and from this
the phrase, "Drunk as a fiddler!"
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Madison Enterprise-Recorder 3
iann Douglas helma Thomp
Small Steps To
Health And Wealth
With the start of a New Year, most people make
resolutions to make changes in their lives. The top
changes are eating better, losing weight and improv-
ing personal finances. A couple of years ago, Rutgers
Extension came up with a program that combined
the topics of health and personal finance. Since
many of you may want to improve your health and fi-
nances this year, I thought I would share some ideas
from Small Steps to Health and Wealth. The first step
you need to consider is to track you current behavior.
According to Barbara O'Neil, Extension Special-
ist in Financial Resource Management, people often
"disconnect" themselves from their personal health
habits and financial practices. However, it's hard to
change behavior, to improve your health or increase
your wealth, when you don't fully acknowledge the
problems with your current situation. O'Neil says
"Trying to make changes without an identified start-
ing point is like making a plan reservation and not in-
dication the airport that you've leaving from. You
have to admit that you have a problem before you can
take steps to address it.
Denial is common with both health and personal
finance issues, even when there's ample visible evi-
dence (like a bulging waistline or increasing credit
card balance) to the contrary Recent studies have
found, for example, that many people said they were
"healthy" even though they were overweight,
smoked, drank too much and never exercised. Ex-
amples of financial denial are thinking you will nev-
er need long-term care or you will be ok in retirement
even though you have never made an attempt to begin
a retirement savings.
O'Neil suggests we consider the five A's of suc-
cessful behavior change. The first is awareness, tak-
ing a good long look at your current behavior. Once,
during a discussion of money habits, a program par-
ticipant suddenly realized he made a trip to a store
each day after work and purchased something. It may
have been a small a purchase like a candy bar, but he
spent money every day He actually has a shocked
look on his face as he shared this realization because
it had not been aware of his daily habit. The point of
this example; take an inventory of your habits and
become aware of the behaviors you want to change.
Ability is the second "'A" you need to do before
you can make a permanent change. You need to be
open to the idea and be able to make a change. Third
on the "A" list is ambition, the strong desire to
change. You have to be motivated to want to make a
change or it will never happen.
A positive attitude about changing is the fourth
"'A", it is an imperative ingredient if you are working
toward changing old habits. Last, but not least, is ac-
tion, taking the steps and doing the necessary work to
First step in getting started in changing your
health and wealth for 2010 is to take a week or two to
track your current behavior as the first step to
change. You can't change what you are not aware of
and writing it down is the best method to identify un-
productive habits. You can get a copy of a log sheet
by going to the Rutger's website
http://@njaes.rutgers.edu/sshw and download the
Small Steps to Health and Wealth tracker or call the
Madison County Extension office at 973-4138. Once
you record your health and money behaviors for a
week or two, you can begin to make plans for change.
Look for a continuation of this series, SSHW next
week. For more information on building health and
wealth, contact the Madison County Extension Ser-
The University of Florida Extension/IFAS Exten-
sion Madison County is an Equal Employment Op-
portunity Affirmative Action Employer authorized to
provide research, educational information and other
services only to individuals and institutions that func-
tion without regard to race, color, sex, age, handicap or
By Paul Niemann
His name was Marion, and he was born in Win-
terset, Iowa, exactly one hundred years ago. I wasn't
sure where that was, so I looked it up. Turns out that
it is between Missouri and Minnesota. (As for Win-
terset, it is roughly 30 miles southwest of Des
His father, Clyde, was the son of a Civil War vet-
eran. Clyde and Mary had one other son, named
Robert, and they were of Irish descent. The family
moved to Glendale, California, which is not too far
from the Rio Grande, when he was 11 years old.
His great-nephew, Tommy Morrison, is a profes-
sional boxer, who starred in one of the Rocky
movies. I think it was Rocky 16, but I could be mis-
Marion's voice was as distinctive as Paul Har-
vey's, but he wasn't a radio star. No, Marion Morri-
son was an actor. In fact, his father ran a drugstore
that was housed in the same building as a movie the-
atre, and young Marion was allowed to see several
movies a week as a boy, for free. This no doubt in-
stilled in him a love of movies.
He became one of the most popular actors of all
time, and there probably isn't a person this coun-
try who hasn't heard of him. He made more than 175
movies in his 50-year career which began in the
1920's with silent movies, and some of his movies
are still being shown on TV, more than 30 years after
he made his last movie in 1976.
He won an athletic scholarship to play football
at USC. I don't know what his team's record was
when he played, but I do know that his team wasn't
one of The Undefeated. An injury cut short his col-
lege football career. Marion was too scared to tell his
coach how he injured himself it was a bodysurfing
accident and he lost his scholarship and had to get
a job in order to pay for school.
While he was in school in the late 1920's, he
worked at a few of the local film studios. He then
went to work as a prop man, earning $75 per week.
In 1930 he got his first starring role in a western
movie, The Big Trail. He went on to become nearly
synonymous with western movies, and he still went
by the name of Marion at that point. This first film
was a box office failure, but something good came
out of it. The director and the studio head gave him
his stage name that is now known all over the world
- and Marion wasn't even at the meeting when they
gave him his new name!
Marion's movies required him to occasionally
ride in a Stagecoach; since he stood about 6'4" and
loved riding horses, you could say that he always
stood Tall in the Saddle. Speaking of horses, his
friend James Arness also rode one in the TV show,
Gunsmoke. It was Marion Morrison who recom-
mended James Arness for the role of Matt Dillon.
Marion became such a star that he even had an
airport named after him (in Orange County Califor-
nia), as well as an elementary school (in Brooklyn,
New York) and a trail (in a state park in Washing-
Marion was married three times, all to Hispanic
women. He was divorced three times, too. He had
four daughters and three sons, and these seven kids
produced 18 grandchildren.
There are many things for which Marion Morri-
son is known, but you know him by both his nick-
name and his stage name: The Duke, John Wayne.
He starred with legendary actresses such as
Marlene Dietrich, Katharine Hepburn and Maureen
O'Hara. It was O'Hara who once said, "No other de-
scription for John Wayne is necessary than this:
There's one other thing that you should know
about the Duke: His drawl and the way he walked
were not natural. The man born as Marion Morri-
son made them a part of his character when he be-
came an actor.
And how did he get the nickname of Duke? That
was the name of the dog he had as a child. The dog
was known as "Big Duke" while Wayne was known
as "Little Duke!"
As for all the italicized words in this story, those
were the titles of some of his most popular movies.
Good m-m-morning! I think I was mistaken
about Alaska moving into Florida if it did, the
North Pole rudely shoved it out of bed and is now
warming its own tootsies in the sunny sands of Key
West! Oh well, as is often heard, "this too shall pass,"
but I hope it speeds up its departure.
This column is a message of thanks to many
people. I hardly know where to start, but the first
one must be Danny Hales, who apparently had no
trouble persuading the Madison County Commis-
sion to dedicate the new library conference room in
my honor. Thanks so much, commissioners!
Linda Hesketh brought me the news thanks,
Linda and then Michael called the next morning to
make sure I knew before he wrote an article about it.
Thanks for the very nice article, Michael.
When I think of the library's very humble be-
ginnings and of all the wonderful people who
brought my dream to fruition, I realize that I am
probably only a small cog in its foundation.
First, the Lee Town Council, Lee District Coun-
ty Commissioner Robert Andrews and Lee Town
Lawyer, Cary Hardee, were legal instruments neces-
sary for approval of its existence. This took about
six months. Thanks to Simon Kinsey, I had the use of
the tiny Lamb's Meat Market for the physical loca-
tion. Again, thanks to Mike and Janice Kirkland,
shelves were built, painting done and carpet in-
Robert Andrews backed the small library all the
way, even donating a $500 bonus to it after its move
to larger quarters. Ernestine Kinsey was a staunch
supporter; as one of the first Friends of the Lee Li-
brary, her help was invaluable. The other members
were Bill Johnson, president, Joey Miler, Charles
Webb and Deanie Webb.
One invaluable contributor was Mark Cherry
who donated 500 books to augment 500 I gave from
my own supply. It is impossible to list all who con-
tributed in some way, both from space to list and
from memory, but some stand out: Marybelle James,
T.C. Merchant, WC. Nethery, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Goza,
Susan Lamb, who offered the Enterprise-Recorder of-
fice as a drop-off place for donated books (and we re-
ceived many there); Clyde King; Ronnie Moore; and,
of course, Louis DeMotsis!
We certainly cannot leave out Kenny Hall and
all the beautiful work of the Hamilton County fur-
niture makers, nor especially, the beautiful donation
from Nestle Waters! Also, those who made it beauti-
ful: Superior Trees, Peacock Nursery and Bali's
Base Street Florist.
I'm sure there were many more. Please forgive
me if you were one and your name is not here. I am
so grateful to one and all and so happy that, through
the efforts of so many, including Danny and the new
Friends of the Lee Library, that on January 24, we
will stand proudly before our beautiful new building
and be thankful to those who made it possible.
NORTH AMERICA I
Is A Proud S$pport4
of the Lee Communit and
the New Lee Library!
IMPORTANT INFORMATION IN THE MAIL
2010 Homestead & Agricultural Renewal Cards
Please read carefully!
The Madison County Property Appraiser's office has mailed your renewal cards for exemptions
that you may still be entitled to. Please read carefully and call if you have any questions concerning
the mail you received. If you are still entitled to Homestead exemption (white card) and/or
Agricultural classification (green card) there is no need to sign and return this card, it is
Any change that has occurred with the exemption or classification
of your property should be reported to this office by March 1st of 2010.
Change in ownership of property requires the new owner to make application
for any exemption they may be entitled to, even if it is family members.
If you move to another home, your homestead does not move with you.
You must transfer the homestead in our office to your new residence.
IT IS NOT AUTOMATIC.
DEADLINE: you must make application for all exemptions by March 1st 2010
in the Property Appraiser's office on the 2nd floor of the courthouse annex,
located at 229 SW Pinckney St, Room 201, Madison, Florida 32340,
8 am to 5 pm Monday Friday, if this is not convenient please call the office
to make other arrangements (850) 973-6133.
Important: If you feel you may be entitled to other exemptions,
it never hurts to ask!
Wishing you a Great Year!
Leigh B. Barfield, CFA
Madison County Property Appraiser
229 SW Pinckney St, Room 201 Madison, Florida 32340
PERSONAL INJURY &
Jon D. Caminez Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney
CAMINEZ & HARDEE, P.A.
1307 S. JEFFERSON STREET
MONTICELLO, FLORIDA 32344
The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon
advertisements. Before you decide, ask the lawyer to send you free written information
about their qualifications and experience.
Law enforcement & Regional Crime
Friday, January 15, 2010
On January 10 at approximately 10:45 p.m., a
tractor trailer was stopped at the Madison Weigh-in
Motion facility on 1-10 for a registration violation.
The driver was advised to park the vehicle and
come inside for further investigation. The driver
then fled the scene on foot. Further investigation re-
vealed that the trailer and cargo had been reported
stolen from IWX Motor Freight in Springfield, Mo.
The cargo, 6,000 cases of dry baby formula, is valued
at $250,000.00, and the trailer is valued at $25,000.
The investigation is ongoing as to the circum-
stances of the theft and the identity of the driver.
For more information please contact Lt. Jeff
Frost at 850-251-2088 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The FBI reminds Internet users who receive ap-
peals to donate money in the aftermath of Tuesday's
earthquake in Haiti to apply a critical eye and do
their due diligence before responding to those re-
quests. Past tragedies and natural disasters have
prompted individuals with criminal intent to solicit
contributions purportedly for a charitable organiza-
tion and/or a good cause.
Therefore, before making a donation of any
kind, consumers should adhere to certain guide-
lines, to include the following:
Do not respond to any unsolicited Spamm) in-
coming e-mails, including clicking links contained
within those messages.
Be skeptical of individuals representing them-
selves as surviving victims or officials asking for do-
nations via e-mail or social networking sites.
Verify the legitimacy of nonprofit organizations
by utilizing various Internet-based resources that
may assist in confirming the group's existence and
its nonprofit status rather than following a purport-
ed link to the site.
Be cautious of e-mails that claim to show pic-
tures of the disaster areas in attached files because
the files may contain viruses. Only open attach-
ments from known senders.
Make contributions directly to known organiza-
tions rather than relying on others to make the do-
nation on your behalf to ensure contributions are
received and used for intended purposes.
Do not give your personal or financial informa-
tion to anyone who solicits contributions: Providing
such information may compromise your identity
and make you vulnerable to identity theft.
you can, doesn't
cont from Page 1
Fortunately, the officials, workers and commu-
nity volunteers in charge of Census 2010 understand
all of this, as do the elected local, state and national
representatives. So, to make sure everybody is as
comfortable as possible and have no worries of any
trouble the government has passed laws so privacy
is guaranteed and there are absolutely no penal-
Some will say it's hard to trust this truth, but ac-
cording to the census official working directly with
the Madison County "Complete Count Committee,"
(exclusively made up of county residents), all cen-
sus records are totally private, even from other gov-
ernment agencies. They are literally sealed under
law for 72 years, like top secret government docu-
Of course, many may take a little more time and
effort to believe it's safe and necessary, and that the
missions of the Complete Count Committee. Work-
ing closely with the schools, churches and other
community partners to get their information to all
residents, their message is clear: everybody matters
and "Count Me In, 2010!"
On January 11, at 11 a.m., the committee will be
meeting at the Courthouse Annex, in the county
commission meeting room. The public is welcome
and urged to attend. The Census continues to look
for workers and volunteers, and this meeting can
provide additional useful information on contribut-
ing to this worthwhile cause.
Michael Curtis can be reached at
fJ I IL.d J
According to the Florida Department of High-
way Safety and Motor Vehicles, the Federal REAL ID
Act of 2005, which set new standards for the is-
suance of driver licenses and identification cards,
took effect on January 1, 2010. It is part of a nation-
wide initiative to improve the integrity and security
of State-issued driver licenses.
Current Florida licenses or ID cards will contin-
ue to be valid as identification for federal purposes
until they expire or until December 1, 2014 for indi-
viduals born after December 1, 1964 and until De-
cember 1, 2017 for everyone else.
Convenient methods of renewing driver licens-
es or identification cards online or by mail will con-
tinue to be available to those who qualify.
Applicants must visit an office only:
If you are applying for your first driver license
or identification card;
When your current credential expires and you
have already used the one-time "convenience" re-
If you legally change your name (e.g.: by mar-
riage or divorce). For office visits, you must bring
original documents that prove your identity, social
security number and residential address.
The physical changes on the new card involve
printing of the customer's residential address, ex-
panding the name to accommodate additional char-
acters, and adding a security marking to help TSA
agents identify it meets federal requirements. These
changes will not significantly change the card's cur-
Many consider the card a good move toward na-
tional security, although others see it as a first step
toward the controversial national ID. For more in-
formation, please visit www.GatherGoGet.com
One Madison County resident, Pastor Retis
Flowers, who renewed his license prior to the law
taking effect, noted the long lines of people looking
to get in before the law took effect. Practically speak-
ing, the process mostly involves applicants present-
ing more identification and substantiating other
claims on the form. And while these extras aren't es-
pecially cumbersome, many resent government get-
ting anymore into private affairs at all.
Madison County... __
Danny Joe Arnold
- Criminal registration
Jorge Luis Rios -
Cultivation of marijua-
na, possession of mari-
juana with intent to
of drug paraphernalia,
theft of utilities
Trevis Antonio La-
timere Possession of
marijuana less than 20
grams, tag expired
more than six months,
attaching a tag not as-
Malin Criminal regis-
Leon Leonard Mc-
Quay Criminal regis-
Williams Arson of a
vehicle, burning to
fraud an insurance
Leon Gallon Tres-
pass after warning
Ford VOP on original
charges of fleeing and
eluding, VOP (county)
Bailey Burglary of a
residence, theft (petit)
Phillips Violation of
Jackson DUI, driving
while license suspend-
of marijuana more
than 20 grams
Brown Possession of
marijuana more than
James Thompson -
Robert E. Lee -
sion of a firearm by a
Verdell VOP (circuit)
- Criminal registra-
Kirkland No valid
Brown Possession of
alcohol by a minor,
trespass after warning
Lee Troy Faison -
Driving while license
Eric Douglas Belli-
do -Possession of mar-
ijuana more than 20
grams, possession of
marijuana with intent
Joel Lopez Gamez
- Failure to appear (ar-
tration and DNA
Traffic Stop Leads
To Drug Bust
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A routine traffic stop led to an arrest for possession of
marijuana over 20 grams on Tuesday, Jan. 12.
According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, Troop-
er Brian Lundy conducted a traffic stop for unlawful speed
and following too closely During the stop, Madison Coun-
ty Sheriff's Cpl. Mike Maurice stopped to assist.
Lundy and Maurice smelled the odor of marijuana
emitting from the vehicle. Maurice deployed his K-9 part-
ner, Leo, and received a positive alert for an odor of con-
traband coming from the vehicle.
A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed one
pound of marijuana with a street value of $800.
Lee Troy Faison, 29, of Homestead, was arrested and
charged with driving while license suspended and cited
for following too close.
Faison's passenger, Eric Douglas Bellido, was charged
with possession of 20 grams of marijuana and possession
of marijuana with intent to sell.
Madison County Sheriff's Sgt. Dennis Pitts, Deputy
Jared Lauth and Deputy Joey Knight assisted at the scene.
FHP Trooper Brian Lundy was the investigating offi-
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Lucile Balloon Aikens
Lucile Balloon Aikens gently departed her earthly
home on Jan. 8,2010, and entered the Gates of Splendor
to reach her eternal home. She was born on Aug. 1, 1924
,in Madison County to Rev. Dozier John Balloon, Sr. and
Leona Thompkins Balloon.
Lucile accepted Christ at a very early age and be-
came a member of Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church in the Cher-
ry Lake Community From this experience and her
parents' religious instruction, she learned the true
meaning of Christianity and made Christ a vital part of
her daily life.
Because her parents believed in educating their
children, Lucile attended the Mt. Zion Church School
and received her first eight years of training. They en-
couraged her to further her high school education, and
made great sacrifices for her to attend Madison County
Training School by allowing her to live away from
home during the week. As a result, her next milestone
in education was attaining her diploma and becoming
one of thirteen graduates in the Class of 1944. Mt. Zion
awarded a scholarship for her to attend Edward Waters
College in Jacksonville, where she earned her two-year
degree. Because of the lack of cosmetologists in Madi-
son, and knowing Lucile's interest in this vocation, one
of her professors worked to make this dream a reality
by encouraging her to accept a scholarship to study cos-
metology at Nixon School of Beauty in Jacksonville.
She completed the course and became a licensed cos-
Lucile returned to Madison and married her high
school sweetheart, Augustus Davis (A.D. "Sonnyboy")
Aikens, Sr. on Sept. 5, 1946.
She later attended Florida A&M University where
she pursued her elementary education degree. She did
so by teaching school during the week and taking class-
es at night and on Saturdays to earn her Bachelor and
Masters degrees. Lucile traveled extensively across the
country to attend numerous professional workshops,
seminars and classes during the summer months to
keep abreast with changing teaching techniques. She
attended the University of Miami, St. Leo College,
Florida State University University of Colorado, Uni-
versity of Hawaii and University of Delaware to name
In 1967, she desegregated the public school system
of Madison County by becoming the first black as-
signed to teach at Madison High School. She taught
reading there until she became the Reading Diagnosti-
cian for the county In 1976, she returned to Madison
Middle School (formerly Madison County Training
School) as a reading instructor and remained in that po-
sition until she retired in 1995, after rendering 47 years
of untiring service to the Madison County School Sys-
tem. During these years of teaching, Lucile received
"Teacher of the Year" recognition but what was most
important to her was the outward display of love and
respect she received from numerous students whose
lives she touched throughout her career. She was a men-
tor in the "Take Stock in Children" Mentoring Program
and served on the Madison County Foundation for Ex-
cellence in Education. Lucile was a member of many
reading and professional organizations as well.
After retirement, Lucille worked tirelessly for sev-
eral years in the Adult Education program at North
Florida COmmunity College. Her love for teaching con-
tinued when she accepted the position as an adjunct
professor through the college for the Association of Re-
tarded Citizens (ARC), thus giving her over 50 years of
Lucile was a faithful and dedicated member of Mt.
Zion-Cherry Lake Church her entire life. Her faith in
God had always been important to her. Not only attend-
ing but being actively involved in church was some-
thing established in her at an early age. She instilled
these same values in her children as she taught them
that in order for them to be successful, God must be first
and foremost in all things.
Lucile enthusiastically served as the president of
the Usher Boards, secretary of the Trustee and Stew-
ardess Boards, church school member and missionary
She received her greatest joy when she co-chaired the
Church Renovation project to enlarge and beautify the
sanctuary. She also took much pride and enjoyment in
decorating and landscaping the edifice.
Likewise, Lucile was a dedicated member of the
Valdosta (Ga.) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta
Sorority Inc., where she held many positions including
treasurer, sorority house renovation committee mem-
ber and member of numerous committees.
She also enjoyed traveling each summer to sorority
conventions throughout the United States and the Ba-
hamas. Not only did she attended sorority conventions,
but also accompanied her son, Chester, and his family to
numerous National Dental Association Conventions.
Following the footsteps of her mother, Leola Bal-
loon and mother-in-law, Minnie Aikens, Lucile was a
member of the Coleman Household of Ruth #3897 in
Madison, where she served as the Right Noble Governor.
Lucile believed in hard work and would spend
hours a day in her yard, garden and on the family farm.
Her hobbies included cooking, sewing, planting flowers,
growing vegetables and African violets, gardening, dec-
orating, traveling and spending time with her family
Lucile and A.D. were the parents of five children,
and they taught each one the necessities of life to earn
an education. In addition to her husband of over 63
years, A.D., Lucile is survived by her children, Barbara
Aikens-Stephens of Orlando, Judge Augustus Aikens,
Jr. (LaGrande) of Tallahassee, Dr. Chester Aikens (Jean)
of Jacksonville, Rhonda Lucile Moore (Ronnie) of Madi-
son and Katrina Aikens (Jerome) of Madison.
The joy of her life was her 12 grandchildren whom
she cherished: JaWanda, Arters "Tip," Jasmine and
Shaka Stephens of Orlando; Kaneitra Stephens
Williamson (Keith) of Winter Haven; Rev. Augustus D.
Aikens III (Brandy) of Tallahassee; Tara (Ismail) Jihand
of Atlanta, Ga.; Adrienne (Alfred) Greer of Sum-
merville, S.C.; Brice Aikens, Esp., of Orlando; Karel
Aikens of Tallahassee; and Chet and Chae' Aikens of
Her great-grandchildren include Hope, Aniyah and
Madison Aikens, Khalil, Khamal and Ruth Jihad,
Chance, Jade, Janae and Amari Stephens, Aiden, Aldan
and Ashton Greer.
Other survivors to cherish her memories include
brothers: Rev Dozier John Balloon, Jr. (Lillian) of Mdi-
son; Ulysses "Buddy" Balloon of Tampa; and sisters, Lil-
lie B. Nesbitt of Madison and Leola Garvander (Arne) of
Richfield, Minn.; brother-in-law, Daniel G. Aikens
(Irene) of Daytona Beach; and sisters-in-law, Mattie A.
Bowles of Madison and Nellie Balloon of Tampa..
Additional survivors are goddaughter, Maxine W
Phillips of Jacksonville; god-granddaughter, Fontella
Monlyn of Take Stock in Children mentee and
JaVonte Gibson of Madison.
Lucile will be greatly missed by her family, the Mt.
Zion A.M.E. Church family and the entire community
Preceding her in death were her parents, Rev. and Mrs.
Dozier J. Balloon, Sr.; siblings, Nehemiah (Roy) Bal-
loon, Valdora Keene, Marian "Doretha" McGhee,
Jessie L. Hobbs, Juanita Knight, Ulus "Bud" Balloon
and Enoch Balloon.
The family will receive visitors on Friday, Jan. 15,
2010, from 4-6 p.m. at Mt. Zion-Cherry Lake A.M.E.
Church, 407 N.E. Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church Avenue,
Madison, FL 32340. (850) 929-4355.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 16, at
11 a.m. at Van H. Priest Auditorium, Madison, FL
6 Madison Enterprise-Recorder
Atouno aisoo County
Friday, January 15, 2010
Madison Author Writes Timely
Career Counseling Book
Everyone thinks about reers, A Career Changer's Check- interested calls what you want to
changing careers now and then. list, available as an eBook from do
Warren Wyrostek of Pinetta InformIT.com.
knows what it's like. In his var- Wyrostek said, "The book Through a series of 12-target-
ied career, Wyrostek has been a discusses a 12-step self-diagnos- ed questions, you get a chance to
professional cabinet/furniture tic process that I have used and diagnose and treat his or her ca-
maker, taught Chemistry, offer to others." reer, providing you with an excel-
Physics and technical training, According to Wyrostek, the lent career prognosis. In 2005,
been Teacher of the Year, written three most important things in- Wyrostek authored the Novell
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Now, he has authored his What you like to do www.3WsCertific-ation.com.
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Wyche Talks Trash To
Madison County Sets Examples in Recycling Efforts
On Wednesday, January 13, Edward Meggs intro- Few of us, including this writer, appreciate or
duced to the Madison Rotary membership the Direc- understand the volume of garbage generated by the
tor of Madison County Recycling, Jerome Wyche as everyday American, and the impact this material is
the guest speaker. having especially with regard to the volume of
Wyche came to his current career in the recy- waste. For example, food waste, such as a banana
cling industry via an illustrious career of 21 plus peel, will decompose in as little as three or four
years in the United States Air weeks. But that
Force, followed by a stint in .. pair of worn out
teaching. leather shoes you
He began his presentation toss into the
by explaining the mission garbage will take
statement, vision statement upwards of 40 to 50
and short term goals for his years to fade away.
recycling "teammates" for Think tinned cans
2010. His presentation was ob- don't take long to
viously supported by his satis- decompose? Think
faction of the results of his again! Over 100
department, and his support years! But the real
and appreciation of the de- villains are items
apartment employees, such as disposable
Wyche educated the Madi- diapers (500 years).
son Rotarians as to the issues ............... Plastic iugs can
that face everyone, the nation,
and the world with regard to Jerome Wyche (L
garbage disposal, and the in- Recycling is shown v
creased participation of citi- Brian O'Connell. Wyc
zens and businesses bers information emp
nationwide to make recycling mands of recycling.
a habit of everyday life. Recycling greatly reduces
the need to bury garbage, helps to eliminate refuge
from our landfills that take from 500 to 1 million
years to decompose, reduces the strain on our planet
to produce raw resources and works to generate
much needed revenues for the Madison County Re-
cycling Department. In fact, one would be hard
pressed to say that recycling in general is anything
other than a necessity
And, Madison Rotarians made it known that re-
cycling was at the forefront of their lives by asking
spirited question after question of their guest.
WN TN ifY
January 1 25
It is that time of
year again! Girl Scout
Cookie pre-orders start
January 1, 2010. Girls
Scouts from across the
19 counties of the Flori-
da Panhandle will take
preorders for cookies
from January 1 through
January 25, 2010. Cook-
ies will be delivered to
customers starting Feb-
ruary 13, 2010. The
price is $3.50 per box.
The preorder period
the availability and the
receiving of their fa-
vorite cookies. Girl
Scout Cookie Booths be-
gin February 20, 2010.
The Madison Coun-
ty Historical Society
will not meet for the
month of January.
Madison Dental As-
sociates will hold a
chance-drawing for an
screening is a $25 value
* Purchase your chance
for $1 at Madison Den-
2010 Women's Con-
ference at Madison
Church of God, with
Jennifer Beckham. Fri-
day, Jan. 15, 7 p.m.; Sat-
urday, Jan. 16, 4 p.m.
The Ushers of Jes-
lamb A.M.E. Church
will be celebrating
their anniversary at 11
a.m. The speaker will
be Rev. Dr. Ervin Don-
The Little Miss
Essence and Pre-Teen
Miss Essence Pageant
will be held on Sunday,
3 p.m. at the Madison
.), Director of Madison County
with Madison Rotary President,
che presented to Rotary mem-
phasizing the need for and de-
take an unconceiv-
able 1 million years,
and get this: Styro-
foam could be
around till the end
of time. It's enough
to make you think twice to be more responsible, at
least it certainly should be.
Fortunately giant steps are being made moving
mankind in the right direction, and Madison County
is doing its fair share and then some. Under Wyche's
direction, Madison County now boasts 11 county-
wide collection sites with two new sites scheduled to
open in the near future. New sites located on High-
way 14 and Highway 150 (Lovett Road), are currently
under construction. And most people, including this
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At me beginning of01 me new year, me amny o01
Bobby Williams wants to express their heartfelt
gratitude to the staff of the Madison County
Memorial Hospital. For the last 105 days of Papa's
life, he was in the hospital and he could not have re-
ceived better care anywhere because he was served
by the community that he has been a part of all of
his life. In the last season of his life, the communi-
ty he served seized the opportunity and served him
and we say thank you!
Dr. Bibb has been Bobby's doctor all his adult
life. In this age of high tech medicine, Dr. Bibb co-
ordinated his healthcare between the oncologist
and the VA with professionalism guided by person-
al concern. One night, we walked into the hospital
room and Dr. Bibb and Papa were watching a movie
made in his hometown (Springfield, Tenn.) that he
wanted to share with Papa. In this age of imper-
sonal care, Johnson Bibb gave Papa his best.
Jo Ann Dobson serves as a CNA and she served
Papa with such tenderness and concern that we
must say "Thank you, Jo Ann for your sacrificial
We got to know the floor nurses of every shift,
and the personal care that they gave, not only to
Papa, but the concern they shared with all of us as
family was aboe and beyond the call of duty, and we
say, "Thank you all!"
Carolyn Tuten and Carol Strickland walked us
through the maze of paperwork and insurance
forms and never seemed to get tired of our endless
questions. We would have been so lost without their
knowledge and genuine care. Thank you!
The lab staff worked constantly with Papa and
his blood disease and did a great job. Thanks!
Darren served Papa as his physical therapist
and never gave up on him. Thanks for the trips out-
Bart Alford served Papa by trying to help him
swallow his food, and helping us swallow the reali-
ty that you can get so weak that you can't even swal-
low. Thanks, Bart!
David Abercrombie is a Godsend to our com-
munity and the administrator of the hospital. He is
fighting an uphill battle to help build a viable
healthcare facility in Madison and he needs our en-
couragement and help. David, we are in! Thanks for
all you and your administrative team did and con-
tinue to do to make healthcare happen for families
just like us!
In no way is this an exhaustive list of all who
served our papa during this season of his life, so if
we missed saying it here, know that we are so
thankful for all those who made the last 105 days
not only bearable, but looking back actually a bless-
ing because we see the way you serve families
every day Thank you!
The family of Robert L. "Bobby" Williams
cr, nave a ways ounu inese conec ion iaciu es
e safe, clean and professionally manned. 0 kv S el
AA P, Coming To NFCC
County Central School
Revival services at
Madison Church of God
with Brian Boutwell.
Sunday services begin
at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Wednesday services be-
gin at 7 p.m.
Shared Services will
hold a meeting on
Wednesday, Jan. 27, at
9:30 a.m. at the Madison
The North Florida
Men's Baseball League
will hold tryouts at
North Florida Commu-
nity College to organize
the North Florida re-
gion. Participants who
have not already signed
up can do so online at
uary 30th will start
events downtown Madi-
son at 9 a.m. with the
Farmers and Friends
Festival which also in-
cludes a Chili Cookoff
at noon. That evening
at Madison County
High School, a
fundraiser Home Run
Derby welcomes play-
ers to attend just after
the MABL work-
out/draft. Any ques-
tions or comments can
be sent to northflori-
As a reminder, all of the collection sites
are closed on Sundays. Citizens are
reminded that leaving
waste in front
of a closed
is the same as
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Madison Enterprise-Recorder 7
Local Employers And Unemployed Benefit
From Florida' s 'Back To Work' Program
Encouragement for local businesses to help jumpstart a sluggish economy
According to a press release
from North Florida Workforce, lo-
cal employers do not have to wait
to hire workers. Newly created
jobs and employment of eligible
jobseekers may qualify business-
es for sorely needed assistance in
meeting payroll. "Florida Back to
Work" will reimburse eligible
new employees' wages. This pro-
gram can be accessed locally
through Workforce, who is part-
nering with Agency for Work-
force Innovation (AWI), the
Florida Department of Children
and Families (DCF), and Work-
force Florida, Inc (WFI). Private,
non-profit and governmental em-
players are all eligible for this
program. By taking advan-
tage of Back to Work, employ-
ers can increase their staff
without a significant increase
in cost; put local residents
back to work and money back
into the local economy.
Workforce assists jobseek-
ers and employers in Hamil-
ton, Jefferson, Lafayette,
Madison, Suwannee and Tay-
lor Counties. Guidelines for
this program are available on
AWI's website (http://www.-
floridajo bs. org / work -
force/backtowork/) or by
calling the Workforce office
at 866-212-9618 or 973-2672. Employers with one
job opening or several job openings are encour-
aged to apply. Subsidized positions may be fund-
ed through September 30th, 2010. The subsidized
position must be a permanent job and the em-
ployer must have the intention of retaining em-
ployees with a satisfactory job performance.
Workforce would like to receive employer re-
quests prior to January 14th, 2010.
"Our local employers are all too familiar
with the unemployment rate that has been hover-
ing around 11 percent for Florida and even high-
er in some of our North Florida Counties,"
Sheryl Rehberg, Executive Director of North
Florida Workforce Development Board, said.
"Over the past year, many unemployed skilled
workers have lost their jobs and may qualify for
ARES Holds Activity Planning Meeting
Members of the
Madison County Ama-
teur Radio Emergency
Services held a plan-
ning meeting on the
evening of January
They gathered for
the purpose of select-
ing activities for this
new year and assign-
ing those to be respon-
sible for coordination.
Emergency Radio Ser-
vices is an organiza-
tion of licensed
amateur radio opera-
tors who voluntarily
use their expertise and
equipment to provide
the ability to send mes-
sages in and out of ar-
eas where normal
methods of communi-
cations have been dis-
rupted by natural or
Some of the antici-
pated activities in-
exercises with local
up and operating two-
way radio stations
from remote locations,
training in proper
message handling and
possible social activi-
The Madison group
was assisted by Kerry
Lemley (Amateur Ra-
dio ID AI4CW), who is
the ARES Emergency
Coordinator for Gads-
If you are interest-
ed in emergency com-
munications or in
becoming a licensed
amateur radio opera-
tor, please call Pat
tor for ARES in Madi-
son County. He can be
reached at 973-2313.
Members of ARES held a planning meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 12. Pictured left to right: Willard Keen,
KI41FD; Gina McCulley, W4GNA; John Cuppett, KD4EKS, Kerry Lemley, AI4CW, and Pat Lightcap, K4NRD.
8 Madison Enterprise-Recorder
Friday, January 15, 2010
By Kristin Finne
'May our Lord Jesus
Christ himself and God
our Father, who loved us
and by his grace gave us
and good hope, encourage
your hearts and strength-
en you in every good deed
and word." 2 Thessaloni-
Sunday morning be-
gan with the message
through song being pre-
sented by Debbie Bass.
This was followed by
Steve Bass giving the of-
fertory prayer. The wor-
ship choir then followed
by singing "Preach the
Word." Pastor Ferrell's
message came from 1
John 5:13, and Acts 22. He
preached on "How you
show your faith." He
asked several questions
and posed many different
situations. One question
was, have you come to
that point in your spiritu-
al life where if you died
today you know for cer-
tain that you would go to
Heaven? Another sce-
nario was, suppose you
are standing before God
after your death and He
says to you "why should I
let you into Heaven?"
What would you say?
Upcoming events at
Madison First Baptist are
as follows: There will be a
special invitation ladies
"Couponing" on January
18 at 7 p.m. at the Associa-
tion Office. Also January
20 will be the AWANA's
club night from 6-7:30 p.m.
All parents with AWANA
students are asked to at-
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 Min-
ister Jim Carey would
also like to invite every-
one to join in fellowship
with our youth group.
They meet every Wednes-
day 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 -
11 a.m. Sunday Morning
Worship 11 a.m. 12
noon. Sunday Evening
Worship 6 7 p.m., fol-
lowed 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
"So then, just as you
received Christ Jesus as
Lord, continue to live in
him, rooted and built up
in him, strengthened in
the faith as you were
taught, and overflowing
We are looking for-
ward to God doing a
mighty work at Faith Bap-
tist Church in 2010.
Our seniors invite one
and all to join them for the
monthly meeting of the
FAFF Club on Tuesday at
10 a.m. They have a great
time doing crafts, some-
times taking field trips and
enjoying a wonderful time
Since we are Baptist,
we've got to eat and the
FAFF meetings always
close with a wonderful
meal. The food must be
good, because our Youth
Pastor, Jerry Meeks, seems
to always arrive at the
church about the time
lunch is being served.
Next Sunday, January
24, our men's Brotherhood
group will meet at 7:15 a.m.
In fact, that will be a
very busy day as Grammy
artist Karen Peck and New
By Delbert Redditt,
River will be performing at
Faith at 2:00 p.m. so plan
now on coming and enjoy-
ing good food, fellowship
and great music. Pastor
Redditt is beginning a new
sermon series on Hebrews
Come and hear how
God takes ordinary people
like you and I and does ex-
through them. In addition
we are continuing our se-
ries on Revelations on Sun-
day Mornings and night.
Pastor Redditt also
writes and sends out via
email a Daily Devotional.
If you enjoy his writ-
ing and would like to read
more, contact him at Faith
Baptist and provide an
email address or email
him at reddittsinmadi-
he would be more than
happy to add you to his
Remember to get ex-
cited and expect great
things in 2010 and never
forget that Faith is fantas-
By Lilla Howerton
As we journey into 2010 let us be the
change we wish to see in the world.
This week is the Madison County
Prayer Vigil. This 24/7 prayer around
the clock is sponsored by the Madison
County Ministerial Association. Join
"Madison County Prays" to intercede
for the church, our county, state and na-
tion. Plan now to join us at the Madison
County Court House on Saturday, Jan.
16, at noon for the conclusion of this vi-
tal prayer vigil.
Our United Methodist Men will
hold their monthly breakfast and meet-
ing on Sun. 1/17 at 7:30 a.m. You're invit-
ed to join the men in the fellowship hall
for good food, fellowship and an inspir-
Are you tired of there being more
month than money? Are you ready to
learn how to manage the money you
have and learn how to be debt-
free? Attend the one day Crown Finan-
cial Ministries Seminar for Madison
County on Sat. Jan. 23 from 8:30 until
4:30 p.m. The First United Methodist
Church of Madison is hosting this life-
changing seminar in their fellowship
hall. This is not a financial planner try-
ing to sell you products.
You will receive a complimentary
lunch and a comprehensive syllabus
that includes a money map, which is a
visual guide to true financial freedom.
Everyone is invited to participate in
this life-changing seminar, that when ap-
plied, will catapult each participant on a
life-long journey to true financial freedom.
The registration fee is $25. per per-
son and you may register by calling the
church office at 973-6295 by Jan. 17.
Don't miss out on this chance of a life-
time. Come join us.
Ladies, join us for an exciting Beth
Moore Bible Study The title is "Esther:
It's Tough Being a Woman" and this
nine week study looks at the Old Testa-
ment story of Esther as a profile in
courage and contains many modern par-
allels for today's woman. There are two
morning classes and there will be a
night class, if interest is shown. The first
morning class begins Sunday, Jan. 31, at
8:30 until 10:30 a.m. in the fellowship
hall. The second morning class begins
Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. in
the fellowship hall. Books are $15. each,
so call our church office at 973-6295 to
Our Wonderful Wednesdays are go-
ing strong and we have a place just
for children ages three through fifth
grade from 5 until 6:30 p.m.
Our Youth Program is vibrant and
growing. Come join the fun at 5 p.m. on
Wednesday for Junior High students
and at 6:30 p.m. for the Senior High
Every Sunday is a special time at
Madison First United Methodist
Church. We have two worship services
to accommodate your schedule. Come
join us at either 8:30 or 11 a.m. and you
will be blessed by Pastor Bob Laidlaw's
relevant message. Last Sunday Pastor
Laidlaw spoke about the First Com-
mandment: "You must not have any oth-
er god but me." He showed us that
whatever we think about, that consumes
our mind, becomes our god... Isn't it
freeing to know that Deuteronomy 8 tells
how to obey God's Commandments with
our HEART.....by loving Him more than
any relationship, activity, achievement
or possession. Our WILL....by commit-
ting ourselves completely to Him. Our
MIND.....by seeking to know Him and
His Word. Our BODY....by recognizing
that our strengths and talents are given
to us by God to be used according to His
rules. Our FINANCES.....by deciding
that all the resources we have ultimately
come from God and we are to be man-
agers of them and not owners.
Our FUTURE.....by deciding to
make service to God and man the main
purpose of our life's work.
We thank God for Pastor Laidlaw
and Traci and ask God's richest bless-
ings be upon them.
We invite you to visit our new web-
site www.madisonfumc.org and join
our family of faith and "catch the spir-
Friday, January 15, 2010
Circle January 15 on
your 2010 calendar. That day
will mark the beginning of a
year long birthday party to
celebrate Valdosta's Sesqui-
centennial, 150 years old and
still counting. Truly, Valdos-
ta is 'A City Without Limits."
On December 7, 1860, the
charter was signed by the
Georgia Legislature official-
ly recognizing Valdosta as a
town. A committee of your
neighbors has been busy
since December of 2008 plan-
ning this extravaganza. Each
month of 2010 there are spe-
cial activities highlighting
Valdosta's history and future
celebration will begin with a
train whistle and the ringing
of downtown church bells at
5:55 p.m., signaling the kick-
off event, Downtown
'Dostafest: Where it all be-
gan, the first of many sesqui-
throughout 2010. The actual
event will begin with an offi-
cial ceremony at 6 p.m., on
the Lowndes County Court-
house steps. City and county
officials, as well as other dig-
nitaries, will be featured in
Downtown will then
come alive with street musi-
cians, barbershop quartets,
and horse and buggy rides.
Actors in costumes will be at
every historic building to tell
the story of that building. A
"From Troupville to Valdos-
ta,: will relate the move from
Troupville to Valdosta after
the Savannah Railway decid-
ed to route its line through
Valdosta in 1859. The play
was written by Jacque
Wheeler of VSU and will be
performed by the VSU The-
ater Actors. It will be pre-
sented every 45 minutes at
the Dosta Theatre. There will
be a Doc Holliday look-alike
contest, and shopkeepers
will be in period costumes.
"We'd love to have everyone
wear a vintage costume,"
said Sementha Matthews,
chairperson of the commit-
tee planning the celebration,
"but that's not a require-
ment. Just come downtown
and fill the streets and side-
walks with happy faces. We
will even have stick-on vin-
tage mustaches for everyone
Theatre Guild actors
dressed in era costumes will
be positioned in front of
downtown landmarks shar-
ing historic trivia. Painted
backdrops for photo ops,
horse and carriage rides, kid
zones, and more will add to
City Hall has commis-
sioned a special coin to be
A cookbook of vintage
recipes will be created. The
sections in the cookbook re-
flect Valdosta: "Church
Night Supper," "Grandma's
Pecans, and Peanuts," "BBQ
& Tailgating" to name just a
The coin cost is $10 and
the cookbook will cost $20.
Both may be ordered at the
Downtown 'Dostafest: Where
It All Began celebration. A
coloring book is now being
prepared that tells the story
of Valdosta. It will be given
to every elementary school
student in Valdosta and
The year-long celebra-
tion, complete w
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ith a birth-
day cake, will culminate at
City Hall December 7. the ac-
tual date of our birthday.
Public Information Officer
for the City of Valdosta, is
chair of the Valdosta
Committee, but Sementha
is quick to note that the
committee is made up of a
cross section of hard work-
ing citizens, and that these
folks are the ones that are
doing the work. For more
information go to the web-
Click on the red button with
the birthday cake in the
You can find a map and
the story of each of the
downtown historic buildings
Take a walking tour of down-
town Valdosta. T-he variety
of architecture alone is
worth a tour It began with
the Victorian Era (18-60-1950)
Eclectic Era (1880-1895) Mod-
ernistic Era (1920-1945), and
the Present Era.
Valdosta. May you have
many more years!!
CongkatuQation to Q)adosta, a.
on our Sesquicentennial Year...
150 Years and Still Counting!
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Friday, January 15, 2010
Madison County Sheriffs
Let's turn back the clock to the 1800s and wind it forward to 2010 as we
look over photos of sheriff's from Madison County.
Madison County Sheriffs not pictured include: E.E Dickinson (1889-
1897); E.E Armstrong (1897-1905); A.D. Stanton (1905-1917); R.L. Millinor
(1917-1921), M.A. Parker (1921-1925), and Joe Peavy (1972-2000).
Ben Stewart has served as Madison
County Sheriff since Dcc. 2008.
Photo courtesy of Florida Sheriffs Association
Pete Bucher served as Madison
County Sheriff from 2000-2008.
Photo courtesy of Florida Archives
Theodore Willard is a former Madison County Sheriff from the 1800s.
He had a black boy named "Dude" who accompanied him.
David Montgomery was
a carpetbagger from up
north, who came to Madi-
son County and served as
sheriff during the 1870s.
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Simmie Moore was Madison County Sheriff from
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January 13, 1910
Dr. Mickler and Mr. Hugh Davis made a busi-
ness trip to town Friday.
Misses Nora and Helen Frier returned home
Wednesday. They had a very pleasant visit at Till-
Rev. R. Hacker filled his appointment at the Bap-
tist Church in Lee Sunday.
Mr. Austin Williams left Monday for Live Oak
where he will visit his sister.
January 13, 1950
J.B. Davis is spending several days in Atlanta,
Ga. attending an Allis-Chalmbers farm equipment
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Williams and family moved
back to their farm north of Lee Tuesday to begin
work for this year's crop, since living here with the
former's mother, Mrs. E.B. Williams, and running
TOWN OF GREENVILLE
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
TOWN ATTORNEY SERVICES
The Council of the Town of Greenville, Florida is
seeking sealed proposals from law firms and individual
attorneys for Town Attorney Services. Proposals will be
received until 12:00 p.m. February 1, 2010, in the office
of the Town Hall of the Town of Greenville at 154 SW
Old Mission Avenue, Greenville, Florida. Sealed
proposals should be clearly marked "Proposal for Town
Attorney Services". Questions should be directed to,
and specifications may be obtained from the Town
Clerk (850) 948-2251. The Town of Greenville reserves
the right to reject any and all proposals, to negotiate
changes in the new scope of work or services to be
provided and to otherwise waive any technicalities or
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the Lee service station.
Senator Turner Davis is one of the lawyers in
the Sistrunk civil rights case trial in Jacksonville
Fire broke out about noon Friday in the Gibson
Sawmill slab pile, but was put under control by he
fire department without damage to the machinery
January 15, 1960
President J.L. Brinson has announced the
promotions of A.G. (Fish) Herring and C. (Boo-
gie) Schnitker at the Florida Bank of Madison.
Herring is now vice-president and cashier and
Schnitker is now vice-president.
Madison High School won its seventh straight
basketball game beating Branford Tuesday night
by a score of 91-69. Donnie Floyd was the top scor-
er for Madison with 35 points.
The cheerleaders and majorettes will conduct
a road toll for the Teenager's March of Dimes on
Saturday at the traffic light on Base and Range
An all-girls travel basketball team, the
Arkansas Travelers, will play a Greenville town
team next Tuesday in Greenville.
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The Mayor and the City Council have signed a
franchise agreement with Madison Cable T.V, Inc., to
bring cable television to Madison.
At its annual Stockholders and Directors Meeting
on Jan. 8, the Florida First National Bank elected Mrs.
Bernice Bodenstein to the position of assistant cashier.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Mickler entertained eighteen
members of their family Wednesday evening at their
home at a birthday dinner honoring their son, Dr. Fred-
erick Mickler of Jasper.
John Henry Phillips has been chosen chairman of
the Madison County School Board. Homer Bailey is the
January 18, 1980
Tori Webb, Kim Newman and Terri Leggett will
vie for the title of Miss NFJC.
Danny Hales, director of the Suwannee River Re-
gional Library, will speak at the Rotary Club meeting
on Jan. 23.
Ed and Betty Wilson were in Tampa last weekend
to attend an insurance meeting.
Mrs. James Conway and Mrs. Thomas Strobel
were unanimously welcomed as new members of the
Woman's Club at its Jan. 10th meeting.
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Madison Enterprise-Recorder 11
TRUCKING RESTRICTIONS LIFTED
FOR FREEZE-VULNERABLE CROPS
Florida Agriculture Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson is alerting the state's agricultural produc-
ers that highway restrictions have been eased so
that they can quickly harvest and transport crops
that are vulnerable to the freezing weather that con-
tinue to affect Florida.
On Tuesday, Bronson requested that Governor
Charlie Crist declare a state of emergency and issue
an Executive Order directing the state Department
of Transportation to relax the weight, height, length
and width restrictions for commercial vehicles
transporting vulnerable crops to processing sites.
Governor Crist signed Executive Order No. 10-01,
which takes effect January 5, 2010, and remains in
effect for 14 days.
"Transporting the vulnerable crops to process-
ing sites without delay is necessary to save them
from destruction and the relaxation of the restric-
tions on the weight, height, length and width for
commercial vehicles transporting these crops is
necessary to protect the agricultural interests of the
state," Governor Crist stated in the Executive Order.
After reviewing data from around the state to
assess the impact that the severe cold weather is
having on crops, Bronson requested the Governor
issue the Executive Order when it became apparent
that the freezing weather would continue for sever-
al more days and that growers needed to harvest and
transport crops as quickly as possible to help lessen
"This freezing weather has created a serious sit-
uation for our state's agricultural producers, who
now must rush to harvest their crops to prevent fur-
ther losses," Bronson said. "The temporary easing
of highway restrictions enables farmers to more
quickly transport their crops to processing facilities
and help avoid financial disaster."
Bronson has alerted organizations representing
the state's agricultural producers and trucking in-
terests of the governor's action so they can load and
transport crops in accordance with the relaxed
"Florida's growers produce nearly all our na-
tion's domestically produced fresh fruits and veg-
etables during the winter," Bronson said. "There is
much at stake, both for our state's farmers and for
consumers all across the United States who count on
Florida to provide them with fresh domestic pro-
duce in the winter."
For more information about the weight, height,
length and width restrictions for vehicles transport-
ing crops on Florida's highways, visit
http://www.Florida-Agriculture.com (after 8:00 a.m.
The severe cold weather threatens many of
Florida's crops including: bell peppers, snap beans,
cabbage, celery, sweet corn, cucumbers, eggplant,
endive, escarole, grapefruit, lettuce, oranges, vari-
ety peppers, radishes, squash, strawberries, tanger-
ines, tomatoes, sugarcane, a wide variety of
horticulture, and aquaculture crops such as tropical
fish. In many cases, producers won't know the full
extent of damage for several weeks.
Many growers in affected areas are implement-
ing freeze mitigation procedures in an attempt to
help reduce their losses. Some methods being used
to help protect some crops include:
Covering: Various materials, from simple hay
and soil to complex industrial materials, are used to
provide a physical barrier to freezing temperatures.
Irrigation: By applying water to crops, the heat
that is lost from the crop to the surrounding air is
replaced with the heat that is formed as water
changes to ice. Operational costs for irrigation are
comparatively low, as the irrigation systems are of-
ten already in place for routine use. Disadvantages
include damage due to ice buildup on limbs and
problems resulting from over-irrigation.
Heaters: Primarily fueled by underground
propane lines, heaters can be used to warm the air
around trees in groves, crops in open fields, and
plants in greenhouses.
Wind machines: This method circulates
warmer upper air down to crop level. Wind ma-
chines are sometimes used in conjunction with
heaters. Helicopters are sometime used as wind ma-
Fish farmers become concerned about potential
losses when pond temperatures drop below 60 de-
grees. Fish begin dying at 55 degrees and massive
losses occur at 50 degrees. Some loss-mitigation
methods employed by fish farmers include:
Relocation: Cold-sensitive farm-raised fish can
be protected by moving them from open ponds to en-
closed ponds. Fish farmers that have only open
ponds sometimes increase the stocking density of
the fish and cover the ponds with greenhouse cov-
ers, but this method is only marginally effective.
Recirculation and heating: Ground water,
which remains around 72 degrees F, can be re-circu-
lated through ponds where fish are farm-raised.
The water in some enclosed ponds can be heated,
but this approach can only be used as a temporary
measure because of high costs.
Nutrition: Temporary nutritional supplemen-
tation, known as boosting, can be employed to help
farm-raised fish better withstand temperature
drops. Advance notice of impending cold weather is
needed to employ this approach.
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House For Sale By Owner
1950 Dusty Miller Avenue,
3/2.5 bath 200 + sq. ft.,
Brick/Ranch style home on 5
acres. recently installed
Central H&AC Unit. 2 Fire-
places, Den with Bonus
room. Gas Stove and Water
heater with dryer hookup.
Covered attached carport
with bonus attic storage.
Lot's of closet and storage
space. Outlying equipment
shelter and attached utility
room with shower. Asking
This home is located at
Dusty Miller Ave and Reeves
1/13, 1/20, 1/27, pd
with state highwayfrontage.
Corner lots. Fronts both
Harvey Greene Dr.
& Highway 53 South.
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-
across street from
Post Office, Courthouse,
and Courthouse Annex.
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111 SE Shelby St., Madison;
back to the 1920's era
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1/13- 2/3, pd
Senior Citizens council of
Madison County Inc. is seek-
ing an individual with expe-
rience in Accounting and
ties includes: Payroll, expen-
diture reports, prepare
special accounting state-
ments, budgets, budget revi-
sions, recording of receipts,
inventory:, regular meeting
with personnel, monthly re-
porting, prepare federal and
state tax reports, backup
data, medicaid waiver
billing, reconciling, attend
board meetings, supervise
CIRTS, supervision and
orientation of new employ-
This is a highly responsible
position. High school diplo-
ma/GED, Bachelor's Degree
with four to eight years ex-
perience in accounting and
completed a course in
Must have computer experi-
ence. Apply in person with a
resume. Address: Senior Cit-
izens of Madison at 486 SW
Rutledge Street of Madison,
Florida 32340. Contact
850-838-1422 (SAT/SUN) Furniture
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minimum 5 years e
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pass a drug test and
ground check; only
applicants need to
RN Unit Manager
7pm 7 am
CNAs, part time
3-11 and 11-7
Apply in person at M
Nursing Center, 2481
US 90, Madison, Fl.
or fax resume to 850
2667, attention Peggy
ers, Director of Nursi
The City of Madison is ac-
cepting applications for 1
full-time Police Officer with
the following qualifications:
Applicants must be at least
19 years of age and a citizen
of the United States, possess
a valid FLORIDA DRI-
VER'S LICENSE, with a
clean driving record, must be
a High School Graduate,
must pass a drug test, back-
ground check, a physical ex-
amination and vision test.
The applicant must be in ex-
cellent physical condition
and it is preferred that the
applicant be Florida Law En-
foreement Certified. The ap-
plicant must have the ability
to read write and speak ef-
fectively, understand and
carry out oral and written in-
Job applications are available
upon request from the Police
Department located at 310
SW Rutledge Street, Madi-
son, Florida, 32340 from
8:00 AM until 5:00 PM daily
Monday through Friday.
We will be accepting appli-
cations for this position from
Monday, January 4, 2010,
until the position has been
The City of Madison is an
Equal Opportunity Employer
and recognizes veterans
January 11lth thru February
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Buy, Sell or
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1/13, 1/20, c,c
1113 SE Presidents Street, Madison
I ATE SALE
ller Saturday Jan. 30th, 2010
from 8 a.m. till 3 p.m. at
experi- 1950 Dusty Miller Avenue.
igerate Bring your cash no checks
have a accepted. Misc antique fur-
e; must niture, glassware, silver;
a back- Misc clothing, kitchen uten-
serious sils and misc furniture, deep
2 bed/piano. Anyone interest-
ed in purchase of home 3/2.5
10/28,rin,c bath 2000 + sq. ft.
Brick/Ranch style on 5 acres;
Please feel free to take this
opportunity to explore and
make any offers as owners
will be present.
adison 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, pd
Friday, January 15, 2010
Madison Enterprise-Recorder 13
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING: The District Board of Trustees of
THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND North Florida Community College will hold its regular monthly meetingFP
FOR MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at 5:30 p.m. in the NFCC Library Annex, NFCC,
CASE NO. 2009-496-CA 325 NW Turner Davis Dr., Madison, FL. A copy of the agenda may be ob-IN .S ATID
trained by writing: NFCC, Office of the President, 325 NW Turner Davis Dr.,
LOUIS PRYOR Madison, FL 32340. For disability-related accommodations, contact the C ASAIIE PR G
376 NE Flax Trail NFCC Office of College Advancement, 850-973-1653. NFCC is an equal
Pinetta, Florida 32350 access/equal opportunity employer.
Plaintiff, 1/15 l AT I D LA II A l
VS.ABR L C 2 NIA /1R2
ALBERT LEE MCGEE, 2997 NE Rocky Ford Road, Madison, Florida
32340; KROSA KENNEDY, 1911 tate Street, lampa, Florida 33607;
ALPHONSA MCGEE, 8101 N. Clark Ave., Tampa, Florida 33614; MINNIE
ROBERSON, 6642 Flagler Dr., Pensacola, Florida 32503; JOHNNIE LEE
MCGEE, 2915 NE Rocky Ford Road, Madison, Florida 32340; DOROTHY
CURRY, 487 SE Old County Camp Road, Madison, Florida 32340; CUR-
TIS MCGEE, 2997 NE Rocky Ford Road, Madison, Florida 32340; SHA-
WONN PATTERSON, 14 Station Hill Road, Bridgeton, NJ 08302;
DOROTHY JEAN MCGEE, do Shawonn Patterson, 14 Station Hill Road,
Bridgeton, NJ 08302; ART MCGEE, (address unknown); TINA MCGEE;
(address unknown); all heirs of PHILLIP MCGEE, deceased, all heirs of
JAMES B.MCGEE, deceased; and for any who are deceased, their un-
known spouses and children, their heirs, devisees, and personal representa-
tives and their or any of their heirs, devisees, executors, administrators,
grantees, trustees, assigns, or successors in right, title, or interest to the
hereinafter described property and any and all persons claiming by or
through them or any of them; and all claimants, persons or parties natural
or corporate, or whose exact legal status is unknown, claiming under any of
the above named or described defendants, claiming to have any right, title,
or interest in and to the lands hereinafter described;
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: ART MCGEE (address unknown)
TINA MCGEE (address unknown)
All heirs of PHILLIP MCGEE, deceased
All heirs of JAMES B. MCGEE, deceased
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action for partition has been filed
of the following property in Madison County, Florida:
A strip of land of even width five and one half chains wide across the south
side of the North Half of the Southwest Quarter of Section Two, and the
South Half of the southwest Quarter of Section Two, Less the South Half of
the South Half of the South Half of said Southwest Quarter, all being in
Township One North, Range Nine East, containing 82 acres, more or less.
LESS AND EXCEPT 1.45 acres deeded to Johnnie Lee McGee and Mari-
onette McGee on March 1, 1973, and recorded in Official Record Book 68
at Page 157.
LESS AND EXCEPT 1.24 acres deed to the State of Florida on July 24,
1975, and recorded in Official Record Book 82 at page 83.
has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on Clay A. Schnitker, Plaintiff's attorney, whose
address is Post Office Drawer 652, Madison, Florida 32340, on or before
February 16, 2010, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either
before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Com-
Dated: January 12, 2010.
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