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Our 145th Year, Number 22

Friday, January 22, 2010

Madison, Florida

Inside Today:

Cowboys Xonorod Building On 2010 Soil And
At Banquet MLK Water Conservation
Tradition Report
Page 12A Page 6A Section B

Speaks to
Page 9

Babe Ruth
Signups At
Due to new national
rules, NO LATE
Signups are allowed
The board of the
Madison County Babe
Ruth League has
scheduled signups,
which will be held on
Sat., Jan. 30, and Sat.,
Feb 6 from 9 a.m. until
12 noon at the Madison
County Court House.
Following sign-ups,
on Feb. 8 there will be a
coaches' meeting at 7
p.m. at the court house
for anyone interested
in coaching or umpir-
ing in the up-coming
Opening Day is set
for March 20 at 9 a.m.
The past few years, bad
weather has fallen on
opening day, so this
year, the following Sat.,
March 27, has been set
aside if needed as well.
This way folks will
know when it will be if
it is rained out on the
March 20.
Another important
point to remember is
that the national Babe
Ruth Corporation has
regulated that no one
may be added to the
league after tryouts,
which organizers will
announce soon. Again,
this is coming from
Babe Ruth Corp. The
league has had a large
number of people each
year who want to be
added, so extra efforts
to remind all interest-
ed is being made.
For more informa-
tion, contact Billy To-
lar at (850) 673-7979.

Fri 7246
Sun and a few passing clouds.
High 72F. Winds W at 5 to 10


Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the
low 70s and lows in the mid 50s.

Sun 76/56
Partly cloudy, chance of a thunder-

Mon 67/44
Occasional showers possible.
Highs in the upper 60s and lows in
the mid 40s.

Tue 62/37
Sunshine. Highs in the low 60s
and lows in the upper 30s.

2 Sections, 30 Pages
Around Madison 6-9A
Turn Back Time 14A
Classifieds 16A
Soil & Water Section B
Outdoors 15A
Obituaries 5A
Legals 17A
Church 10A

Madison Board Rejects FD

By Ginger Jarvis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Ever lose a muffler while crossing
Highway 90 at Highway 53? Well, the Flori-
da Department of Transportation (FDOT)
has offered a fix for that situation; howev-
er, the Madison City Commission has opt-
ed not to accept the FDOT plan.
At their regular meeting on Jan. 12,
the board learned of an offer from the
FDOT's Maintenance Division to plane the
intersection in 2011. The work would cost
the city $8,000 to move the wires connect-


Basketball And


Sign Up Day

Set For
The Greenville Recreation Board
will be having a sign up day, Saturday
January 23, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at
the Dollar General in Greenville. Chil-
dren and teens can sign up for basket-
ball or cheerleading.
The first game will be February 1,
and games will be every Monday and
Thursday with the final game being
February 25.
All interested parties must have a
copy of their birth certificate to play
Go on out Saturday and sign up,
The Greenville Recreation Board
hopes to see you there.
Age Divisions for Basketball::
8 to 10
11 to 13
Cheerleading ages are 6 to 12.

ing the traffic signal for that intersection.
City Manager Harold Emrich further
informed the board that the FDOT plans to
pave Highway 90 in 2012 and, a few months
later, to redesign and reconstruct the 90/53
intersection. These projects would not in-
clude costs to the city for the wires.
Commissioner Myra Valentine stated,
"No. We do not need to go through with the
detours and other problems three times.
Let's wait until the other work is done that
will cost us nothing." The other commis-
sioners agreed. The planing project was
not accepted, but the paving and redesign
will proceed as planned.
In other business, the board approved
by a 3-1 vote to exempt state and federal
grant projects from impact fees if the
grants include fee payment in their struc-
tures. The vote would change three city or-


finances; this was the first reading for
those changes. The second reading will be
held at the next board meeting on Feb. 9.
Commissioner Sumpter James voted
against the exemptions, which will first
apply to sewer service for a mobile-home
park on South 53. The owner of the park is
closing the sewer service previously pro-
The board also approved the next
round of sidewalk repair. The streets list-
ed are Parramore at Base, Pinckney at
Shelby, Rutledge, Dade and Horry. Work on
these sidewalks will begin after the His-
toric District sidewalk repairs are com-
pleted. The second project is estimated to
cost $45,000. Added to the $32,000 of the
first project, the work will deplete the bud-
geted funds for sidewalk work for this fis-
cal year.

Sheriff's Office

Dive/Rescue Boat

In Operation

Photo submitted
Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart reports the new Madison County Sheriff's Office
Dive/Rescue Boat is now in operation. As a result of the flooding in 2009, the need for res-
cues, recovery and patrol, the Madison County Sheriff's Office pursued and obtained a
grant to purchase the vessel. This is the first Madison County Sheriff's Office Dive/Rescue
vessel of this type to be put in operation. The Dive/Rescue vessel will be for multi-pur-
poses, such as body recovery, rescue and patrol in all waterways in Madison County.

A "Sign" Of Progress

The new Burger King
at the corner of Hwy 90
and Hwy 53 South in
downtown Madison is
making progress. The fa-
miliar Burger King sign
and logo were added to
the west side of the new
facility on Thursday, Jan-
uary 14. Good news in a
bad economy is that new
jobs are available with
this new business.

Photo submitted by Pat Lightcap

Cowboys Xonored

At Football Banquet

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Uicpoints & Opinions

Friday, January 22, 2010

Jacoem The Legend Of Charles Boles

Jaceu The L~egend Of Charles Boles




And Chuck

I remember it well, right down to the smells and
the sounds.
I haven't been in there for 25 years, but memo-
ries come flooding in like a river. I can still feel the
shoeshine seat underneath me as I look at the comic
books. I can still remember the taste of the bubble
gum in my mouth and the sound of tapping my
Chuck Taylors on the shoe rest.
I can remember getting to a good part in the
comic book when it was my time to take my place in
the barber's chair. "Oh, well," I thought, "I can come
back and read it again in three months."
I can remember the feel of the clippers as Ted
Register cut my hair. I remember seeing it fall to the
I can remember the smell of the Bay Rum as the
barber put it on my neck after the haircut.
I can remember all these things and I remember
them well.
So many things change. Barbershops don't feel
the same to me as they use to and I only see maga-
zines where comic books used to be. They no longer
shine shoes in barbershops (and they didn't when I
was a kid, either, or maybe they didn't shine mine
because they were basketball shoes.) Other things
have changed, also. That's the way things go.
The one thing that does not change is Jesus
Christ. He's the same yesterday, today and forever.
His promises don't change, His laws don't change
and for that, I am eternally grateful.
I cherish memories from my life but I cherish
the life I have through Jesus Christ even more.

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By Paul Niemann
In San Francisco
during the 1870's,
there was a well-re-
spected little gentle-
man in his fifties
named Charles Boles.
He was a spiffy dresser
who wore diamonds
and had gray hair and
walked with a cane.
Not many people have
heard of Charles
Boles, but you've
heard of his nick-
Born in 1829 in
England, Charles was
the seventh of nine
children of John and
Maria Bowles; he
would drop the "w" in
his name before he got
married, and became
Charles Boles. He and
his wife Mary had four
children of their own.
Charles was a Civil
War veteran on the
Union side. After the
war he moved out west
to become a gold min-
er, first to Montana
and then on to Califor-
nia. No one would
have ever suspected
that Charles Boles
would live a life of
Charles stayed at
the finest hotels and
ate at the best restau-
rants. He wore expen-
sive jewelry and lived
well. That's where his
problems began, as he
was unable to keep up
his expensive lifestyle
on his meager earn-
He needed another
source of income, and
he wasn't afraid to
break the law to get it.
Back in 1871 when he
was running a mine
in Montana, he was
approached by several
men connected with
Wells Fargo who of-
fered to buy him out.
When he refused, the
men had his water
supply cut off, effec-
tively ending his min-
ing operation. Charles
Boles vowed to get
even with Wells Fargo.
He got even with
them in a big way by
robbing their stage-
coaches. Imagine a lit-
tle old man in his
fifties who walked
with a cane becoming
a robber! He would
leave San Francisco
for weeks, sometimes
even months, at a
Every one of his,
uh, "customers" would
throw down the money
when Charles came a
calling, because Charles
took his nickname
from a book's fictional
character named
Barthol-omew Gra-
ham. The character's
reputation struck fear
in the minds of read-
ers, and Charles Boles
was able to tap into
that fear.
He would wear a
mask and a hat, and a
couple of his victims
received a poem that
Charles had written
about his robberies.
He signed the notes as
"P o 8" (pronounced as
So who was this
masked man the
well-respected gray-
haired gentlemanly
poet who dressed so
well and walked with a
None other than
Black Bart!
During an eight-
year span from 1875 to
1883, he committed 28
robberies. Black
Bart's days as a robber

came to an end at a
mountain pass near
Copperolis, Califor-
nia, when he ap-
proached a stagecoach
driver who had al-
lowed a friend to ride
along. The friend came
along because he
thought it would be a
good day to do some
hunting along the
It was this final
robbery which provid-
ed the evidence that
led to his arrest. While
you would think that a
robber would meet his
end by getting shot, it
was instead a piece of
laundry that did him
in. The stagecoach dri-
ver's friend did shoot
at Black Bart but he
missed him; Black

Bart spent at least a
half hour opening the
Wells Fargo strong box
with an ax.
When his hand
started bleeding, he
wrapped it in a hand-
kerchief. It was this
handkerchief with a
laundry mark that
read "F.X.O.7" that
turned out to be the
piece of evidence
which ended his ca-
reer. He ended up
walking and running
more than 100 miles
through the moun-
tains to get to Sacra-
mento. He arrived in
San Francisco soon af-
ter that.
Investigator Harry
Morse, who was hired
by Wells Fargo for the
sole purpose of catch-

ing Black Bart, began
calling on San Fran-
cisco's 91 laundries,
showing the F.X.O.7
handkerchief to each
one. About a week lat-
er, they had their man.
In the end, Charles
Boles, a.k.a. Black
Bart, served four and
a half years of a six-
year sentence in San
Quentin prison.
There's one other
thing that you might
not have known about
Black Bart ... the rob-
ber poet who became a
notorious outlaw in
the Old West. He never
once fired a shot at
any of his victims. It
would have been im-
possible for him to do
so, because he never
loaded his gun!


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(2nd in a series, Small Steps
To Health and Wealth)
Don't know if you have ever thought about it,
but your emotions and childhood experiences can
influence your health and personal finance behav-
iors. This week, as we continue to talk about com-
mitting to change for health and wealth, you need
to examine what has influenced your current be-
havior. As we grow up, we develop beliefs about
health, eating and money from family and sur-
rounding culture. For example, you may eat the
same foods your family did or donate money to the
same charity Understand too, it's not all bad; your
parents probably did a great job raising you. How-
ever, we pick up both good and bad habits from
childhood and it may even come from the people
you hung out with during your school years that's
where "surrounding culture" comes in. Maybe you
started smoking in high school because it was the
cool thing to do.
So let's talk about childhood baggage. It's the
false, often irrational set of feelings and beliefs
which distort people's thinking and affect their
health and financial behaviors. An example of
health baggage may be a habit of skipping meals to
keep you thin or exercise if painful and unneces-
Even if an individual's behavior is exactly
their opposite of their parents', it may be because
of a parent's influence. In terms of finances, a per-
son may have been embarrassed by the constant
phone calls from creditors trying to collect money,
so as an adult, that person is preoccupied with
money and too tight with a dollar.
If your current health and financial decisions
are influenced by what you've seen and heard since
childhood, are you ready to break free of negative
thought patterns that have been weighing you
down emotionally, physically, and financially? Bar-
bara O'Neil, Extension Specialist in Financial Re-
source Management says the first step is to put in
writing. Sit down and begin to list the habits you
see as obstacle to you progressing toward better
health and finances. You may have to get in a quiet
place to think before you are able to begin your list.
You may just want to start with one issue, health or
wealth and write it down on paper. You will be sur-
prised how clearly a plan will evolve once you iden-
tify the issues and have them in writing. Next
week, we will talk about the next step to building
health and wealth in 2010.
The University of Florida Extension Madison
County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Affir-
mative Action Employer authorized to provide re-
search, educational information and other services
only to individuals and institutions that function
without regard to race, color, sex, age, handicap or
national origin.

Big Bend

Hospice rhelma Thompp

2009 Trees Of

Remembrance How Green Is

Big Bend Hospice wishes to thank the banks,
businesses, and donors that helped make our 2009
Trees of Remembrance so successful. There
were 27 Tree sites in the eight counties served by
Big Bend Hospice. In Madison County our host
sites were Farmers & Merchants Bank, Madison
Community Bank and Wachovia Bank. From the
day after Thanksgiving through December 24th
our host sites were busy collecting donations, fill-
ing out tags and attaching them to a bell, bow or
angel which was then placed on the tree at the
host site.
Each name and message was a heartfelt sen-
timent and each was part of a unique personal
story. Our Tree volunteers have shared some of
their experiences with us and we want to share
just a few with you....
A new mother pushed the baby carriage up to
the Tree table to make a donation. She was obvi-
ously so proud of her infant daughter wrapped
up in pink. The volunteer struck up a conversa-
tion with the mother as she filled out three tags,
each to attach to a bow. She wanted to remember
the three babies she lost before her daughter was
born. "I'm so happy to have my little girl, but I'll
never forget those three that didn't make it," she
told the volunteer.
One little boy approached the volunteer table
with some trepidation. Quietly he placed two dol-
lars from his Christmas money on the table and
asked the volunteer if he could get a bow for his
dog that had recently been put to sleep.
An elderly lady had her family bring her to
Best Buy this Tree season. She had made a dona-
tion for her husband and she wanted to see the
Tree and hopefully find the angel she had dedi-
cated. Her family shopped while she and the vol-
unteer sat together looking at the lights and
ornaments as she reminisced about her long and
happy marriage.
A staff member arrived at the Tree to set
things up before the first volunteer shift. A
woman was patiently waiting to make a donation.
Her mother had just died at the hospital and her
first thought was to drive to the Tree of Remem-
brance and get an angel in memory of her moth-
These are just a few of the many stories of
love and devotion that were expressed on the tags
attached to bells, bows and angels. This year we
added an on-line Tree of Remembrance that will
stay up all year long. Read the many tributes on-
line at and marvel
at the enduring power of love.
Please join us Friday, January 22nd at 5:30
pm, when Big Bend Hospice dedicates all the tags
from the 2009 Trees of Remembrance at the main
office, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd. The service will
take place outside, so dress for the weather and
plan to stay for a reception to follow inside the
Elaine C. Bartelt Hospice Center. For more infor-
mation, please contact Michele Brantley at

Your Valley?
What a beautiful day now this is Florida as we
usually see it! I've been noticing how much green
naturally survives a freeze in my yard. There are
three huge cedars; a very large, tall pine; a palmetto
palm; a ceiling tall camiella; a roof-top tall azalea,
which is a veritable pink cloud in the spring, as are
some smaller ones; a few small holly trees; a chinese
holly shrub; a small, but tall, magnolia tree; some
pampas grass; a huge cactus (this one and an aloe
plant barely survived); a persimmon bush; garden
grass; english ivy; a bridal wreath and an arboritae.
Then, there are two large live oak trees, with an
ancient third one old grandpa towering over one
half of the west side of the yard. He is showing his
age, but is still a handsome felow!
So, thought I have a very poor lawn, I have lots of
greenery Now, if I could afford a yard man!
One tree I forgot to mention is a silver birch
which did not stay green, but is a harbinger of
spring, for in the middle of January, despite the
cold, it is donning a lacy shawl of pinkish red flow-
ers, and is quite lovely
So, with all vried flocks of birds, plus the squir-
rels and despite its unkemp look, all the green is
very pleasing to the eye. Ok, I forgot the thick green
hedge down one side of the fence.
Now, doesn't this tempt you to start planting
pansies to add color to all of your greenery? If not,
your soul needs awakening!
See you next week Adios, amigos!

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New Year's Resolution
"Enjoy every day of this New Year with our family and friends."
Restaurant Refurbishment Jan. 25th -31st.
Our new Hours of Operation
Starting in February 2010
Thursday, Friday and Saturday Dinner
Sunday for a Scrumptious Buffet Brunch
For Valentine reservations, Call
850 973 6405
r/ 379 W. Base St. Madison, FL 32340

Old Blind Dog Gets A New Start

Old, blind and toothless, a tiny dog named Fred was bleak.
was relinquished to a shelter when his owner was Then Cares4pets, a rescue group based in
admitted into hospice care at Thanksgiving time, Philadelphia, pulled him from the shelter and post-
which gave Fred nothing for which to be thankful. ed his story on, where Kelly Davis
Eight years earlier, he was found wandering the happened to see it.
streets of New York City He limped because a bro- "I was searching to see if there
ken leg had not healed properly, and he was going were still records of my parents' adopted dogs and
blind and deaf. His teeth were rotten, and his hair their happy stories," she says. "I found myself read-
had fallen out. ing about Fred and I started crying."
Fortunately, he was taken in by an old man and Davis, who lives in King of Prussia, Pa., wasn't
nursed back to health. But now, with the old man planning to adopt a dog, but she couldn't quit think-
near death and unable to care for him, Fred was ing about Fred. A few weeks later, she gave him a
once again without a home. Now 14, the dog's future home.

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"Fred, who we believe is a Chinese Crested, has
a new wardrobe, complete with winter coat," she
says. "He loves eating, having his hair brushed, ex-
ploring his backyard and taking long naps in his
new bed. He sometimes goes on short walks or out
shopping. When he does, he wears his harness
which has a tiny New York license plate with his
name on it. This is all Fred has left from his eight
years with his daddy--a man who I will never know
but who I am forever grateful to for saving Fred's
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Rcgional Crimc & From pag( One

Friday, January 22, 2010

Chili Cook-off

cont from Page 1A
the first 125 persons participating get a free Madi-
son County Chili Challenge "Nothin' Smokin' But
the Chili" container.
To get your complete Madison County Chili
Challenge rules and regulations, as well as your offi-
cial entry form, contact the Greater Madison Coun-
ty Chamber of Commerce at 973-2788 or stop by the
Chamber office at 248 SW Range Avenue. Entries
must register in advance; judging will begin at noon
on January 30th.

Steven Babik Charged
With Distribution Of
Child Pornography
Thomas E Kirwin, United States Attorney for
the Northern District of Florida, announced that
Steven Michael Babik, 50, of Gainesville, has been
charged by a criminal Information filed in the Unit-
ed States District Court in Gainesville with one
count of receipt and distribution of child pornogra-
phy and one count of possession of child pornogra-
phy These charges are the result of an investigation
by the Gainesville Police Department, Alachua
County Sheriff's Office, the U.S. Federal Bureau of
Investigation, and the North Florida Internet
Crimes Against Children Task Force.
The Information alleges that on numerous dates
between November 2, 2009 and November 30, 2009,
Babik knowingly received, distributed, and pos-
sessed materials depicting minors engaged in sexu-
ally explicit conduct. As to Count One, Babik faces a
mandatory minimum of five years' to a maximum of
20 years' imprisonment, up to lifetime supervised
release, and a $250,000 fine. As to Count Two, Babik
faces a maximum of 10 years in prison, up to life-
time supervised release, and a $250,000 fine. Babik is
scheduled for an initial appearance on the charges
at 1:00 p.m. today, before United States Magistrate
Judge Allan Kornblum.
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the theft of over $200,000 in cash and jewelry
that occurred in the 1800 block of SW 8th
Street in Miami, Florida.
A Miami jeweler was conducting business
in an area store while his associate waited in
the car. On his way back to the car, the jewel-
er was approached from behind by one male
subject. The subject, who carried a Taser and
a handheld automatic weapon similar to an
Uzi or a TEC-9, confronted the jeweler and de-
manded his jewelry bag. The jeweler told the
thief the bag was in the car, at which time the
subject reached into the car and took the bag.
The subject then began to walk away, but
turned back around and tased the jeweler. The
subject fled in a white cargo-style van and the
jeweler and his associate followed him in
their car. It is believed that at least one other
subject was in the van. One of these subjects
got out of the van in the 400 block of 17th Av-
enue and fired several rounds at the jeweler's
car, during which time a passerby was shot.
The jeweler and his associate were unharmed.
The van was later found abandoned between
NW 17th Avenue and 17th Court on NW 4th
Street. The shooting victim is expected to
make a full recovery.
The subject that confronted the jeweler
outside the store is described as follows:
Race: Hispanic
Sex: Male
Age: Mid-20's to early 30's
Height: 5'8"
Other: Medium build, light complex-
ion, short hair
Clothing: Hoodie sweatshirt zipped all
the way up

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search of victims and committing multiple
robberies across jurisdictions. SATGs are
more violent than other groups, often using
guns and/or knives to commit their jewelry
crimes. They also use sophisticated equip-
ment, conduct multi-vehicle physical surveil-
lance and counter-surveillance, and develop
their own "informants" within the jewelry in-
dustry to target salespersons and businesses.
Special Agent in Charge John V. Gillies of
the FBI Miami Field Office said, "South
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olent, requiring a sophisticated and multi-ju-
risdictional response. The South American
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nerships with jewelry industry security ex-
perts are key to combating the crime
problems in the jewelry trade."
The multi-agency South American Theft
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lished in 2003. The Miami task force is com-
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Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE),
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security concerns of approximately 20,000 re-
tail jewelry stores; the Jewelers' Mutual In-
surance Company; and the Gemological
Institute of America.
If anyone has information regarding the
theft and shooting they are urged to call the
FBI at (305) 944-9101. The reward is being of-
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In loving memory
of Elsie Young born
December 27, 1943 in
Jefferson County, to
the late Willie Scurry
and Elsie W Scurry.
She attended Jefferson
County public school.
Elsie also attended
Suwannee River Ju-
nior College where she
received her Associate
of Arts. She continued
her education and re-
ceived her Bachelors
and Masters in Educa-
tion from Florida Agri-
cultural and
Mechanical University.
She devoted over 30
years as a teacher in
Madison County and
as an employee of Jef-
ferson County Kennel
Club in Monticello.
On July 28, 1982,
she was united in Holy
matrimony to George
Young, who preceded
her in death.
Elsie Young was
preceded in death by
siblings, Adam Scurry,
Henry Scurry, Charlie
Scurry, Willie Scurry,
George Scurry, Vir-
ginia S. Brown, Louis
Scurry, and Amelia S.
Elsie is survived by
two loving children,
Mable Consuella
Young and Rafiel Re-
mond Young, both of
Monticello, two broth-
ers, Morgan Scurry, Sr.
of Monticello, and
Robert Scurry of
Austin, Tx; one sister,
Sarah Salem of Sara-
sota; eight sisters-in-
law, Ruth Ann Scurry,
Dorothy Scurry, Ola
Young, Vermell
Brooks, Juanita Har-
ris, Kathy Wright, Bur-
nette Knight, and
Dorothy Knowles;
three brothers-in law,
Joseph Brown, Sr., Leo-
tis Webb, and Charles
Wright; one Goddaugh-
ter, Rashunda Denson.
She became a
mother to many in-
cluding her step-chil-
dren, nieces, nephews,
cousins and the stu-
dents she taught in
Madison. She was a
woman of incredible
strength and character
that will remain re-
spected and loved by
Funeral services
will be held Saturday,
January 23 at 2 p.m. at
Hickory Hill Mission-
ary Baptist Church,
Tillman Funeral
Home is in charge of




Mrs. Mary Lou Swil-
ley, 77, of Madison died
Friday, January 15, 2010
in Tallahassee. She was
a retired laborer and
long time member of Mt.
Olive Primitive Baptist
Church in Madison.
Funeral services are
scheduled for 2 p.m., Sat-
urday, January 23, 2010,
at Mt. Olive Primitive
Baptist. The wake will be
4 to 6 p.m., Friday, Janu-
ary 22, 2010, at the Ganzy
Funeral Home.
Survivors include
her children, Jeanette
Walker (Amos), Miami,
Vernice Garden (Larry),
Madison; five grandchil-
dren, Micheal Hall (Car-
ol), Miami, Sharon
Siplin (Antoine), Madi-
son, Anthony Hall (Lisa),
Miami, Darrell Wallace
(Keisha), Orlando, and
Leah Walker, Miami; 13
great-grands; three
brothers, Richard
Thompson (Bonnie), Tal-
lahassee, Jesse Thomp-
son (Sarah), Orlando,
Clarence Thompson, An-
chorage, Ak; one sister,
Alice Davis (Albert),
Sumpter, S.C., a very spe-
cial and loving friend,
Leon Powell of Madison.



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January 1-31
The Madison
County Historical So-
ciety will not meet for
the month of January.

January 15
February 11
Madison Dental
Associates will hold a
chance-drawing for an
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January 24
Gospel sing, featur-
ing national recording
artist Karen Peck and
New River. Faith Bap-
tist Church, 2 p.m.
Free admission. A love
offering will be re-

January 24
Homecoming at
Barbara Memorial
Church of the
Nazarene with Rev.
Don McClure as the
guest speaker, begin-
ning at 10:30 a.m. A
covered dish dinner
follows during the
noon hour and a gospel
sing featuring Don and
Sylvia Lemley of Balti-
more, Ohio begins at
1:30 p.m. Everyone is

January 24-27
Revival services at
Madison Church of
God with Brian
Boutwell. Sunday ser-
vices begin at 11 a.m.
and 6 p.m. Monday
through Wednesday
services begin at 7 p.m.

January 22, 23, & 29
The Monticello
Opera House enthusi-
astically presents
Incognito, an amazing
performance in which
actor Michael Fosberg
plays 15 different char-
Fosberg wrote
Incognito based on his
own experience of dis-
covery-that he was
not who he thought he
was and that he had a
family, a history and
an ethnicity he had not
known. The acting is
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January 26
First United
Methodist Church of
Madison offers a
Women's Lenten Bible
Study on Tuesdays, 9-
11 a.m., a six-week look
at the Book of Esther.
Beth Moore's book, Es-
ther: It's Tough Being a
Woman will be used as
a teaching guide.

January 27
Madison County
Shared Services will
hold a meeting on
Wednesday, Jan. 27, at
9:30 a.m. at the Madi-
son County Library

January 28
MCHS Cowgirls
basketball team will be
recognizing its seniors
on Thursday, Jan 28th.
The first game begins
at 5:30 pm. Also that
night, the team will be
raising funds for the
Kay Yow Women's Can-
cer Research founda-
tion. $1 from every
ticket sold (tickets are
$5) will go towards can-
cer research. The en-
tire community is
invited, especially
those women who are
cancer survivors. Con-
tact Coach Marcus
Hawkins for more in-
formation (850) 673-

January 30
The North Florida
Men's Baseball League
will hold tryouts at
North Florida Commu-

nity College to orga-
nize Men's Baseball
teams of the North
Florida region. Partici-
pants who have not al-
ready signed up can do
so online at the web-
site www.leaguelin-
abl. January 30th will
start events downtown
Madison at 9 a.m. with
the Farmers and
Friends Festival which
also includes 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- or
call 850-253-5107.

January 30
Gospel sing featur-
ing, Trinity (Brian
Norris, Jacqueine
Townsend, and Kristen
Canatser) and The Dia-
monds at St. John's
Baptist Church,
Greenville, on Satur-
day, January 30 at 6
p.m. For more informa-
tion call 948-4741.

January 30
The Madison
County High School
Baseball team will be
holding its Second An-
nual Homerun Derby
Fundraiser at the Cow-
boy Baseball Field on
Saturday, January 30,
starting at 5 p.m. All
past and present

MCHS players are in-
vited to participate.
There will also be par-
ticipants from the Ma-
jor Leagues and
college levels. Come
join us in supporting
the 2010 Cowboys by
having a hot dog and
apple pie. Other activi-
ties include a cake auc-
tion and silent auction.
Cowboy T-shirts and
caps will also be avail-
able for purchase. Any
and all support will be
appreciated. GO,

January 31
First United
Methodist Church of
Madison offers a
Women's Lenten Bible
Study on Sundays, 8:30-
10:30 a.m., a six-week
look at the Book of Es-
ther. Beth Moore's
book, Esther: It's
Tough Being a Woman
will be used as a teach-
ing guide.

March 13, 2010
Seniors save on
auto insurance. Florida
requires all auto insur-
ance companies to give
drivers 50 and older
with a good driving
record and that com-
plete the AARP Driver
Safety Program a pre-
mium discount for
three years. There will
be a class at the Madi-
son Ext. Bldg. on Satur-
day, March 13, 2010, at
9:00 am. For more infor-
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seat, call 850-584-2193 or

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Madison County Building On MLKTradition

ureene rubnisning, Inc. rnoto by iviicnaei Curtis, January 1u, zu2u
Dade Street was filled with residents marching to honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The crowd marched from Mt. Zion AME Church to the Madison
County Courthouse.

By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
On April 4, 1968, a gunman assassinated the
dreamer but not the dream. Martin Luther King, Jr.
changed the character of America, pushing for social
change and ushering in an era that established the
foundation for the modern civil rights movement.
As founder of the Southern Christian Leader-
ship Conference, King led black Americans through a

and presentations representing all corners of the
community Reverend Emily Spencer, principal of
LATMA Christian Academy, was the keynote speak-
Charmette President Emily Dickey welcomed all
attending, followed by Charmette Shirley Barfield,
who gave a brief history of the observance. Follow-
ing the insightful overview, Madison Mayor Jim
Stanley, Madison NAACP President Lorraine Brown,

Keynote speaker, Reverend Emily Spencer, has
made quite an impact on the Madison community
over the last six years since opening LATMA Christ-
ian Academy Emma Hart, who introduced her friend
and colleague to the audience, eloquently under-
scored this affection and praise.
As Spencer took the microphone, she quickly
raised chills and applause with a combination of
singing, preaching, teaching and praising that held

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Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Michael Curtis, January 18, 2010
The Madison County Chapter of the Charmettes,
Inc. sponsored the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Corn- Shiloh Missionary Bapti
memoration Program. Day celebration on Jan. 18.

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Michael Curtis, January 18, 2010
st Church sponsored a free chili lunch to all who stopped by following the MLK

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Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By
Michael Curtis, January 18, 2010
Rev. Emily Spencer,
keynote speaker for the
Dr. Martin Luther King,
Jr. Commemoration Pro-
gram, began her presen-
tation with a powerful
ballad that showcased
her superlative singing
voice, not to mention her
gift for touching the
hearts of all listen-
ers.Merv Mattair made a
passionate plea for all to,
"Take a look in the mir-
ror," in order to bring
positive change on a per-
sonal and community

period of civil disobedi-
ence that broke down
many of the walls of
racism. His work is con-
sidered historic, result-
ing in him posthumously
receiving the Presiden-
tial Medal of Freedom
and Congressional Gold
Medal. Prior to his death,
he was also the youngest
recipient of the Nobel
Peace Prize. In recogni-
tion of these achieve-
ments, a national holiday
was established in his
honor in 1986.
On Monday, Jan. 18,
the Madison County
Chapter of the
Charmettes, Inc. spon-
sored a local march and
ceremony to celebrate
the occasion. A large
crowd assembled at Mt.
Zion AME Church on
Dade Street, and then
walked to the Madison
County Courthouse,
where others joined the
Reverend Ernest 0.
Washington of Allen
Chapel AME Church in
Greenville presided over
the ceremony, which con-
sisted of guest speakers

AKA Nu Omega Omega Chapter Representative De-
loris Jones, and Jim Catron, who spoke on behalf of
the Madison County Democratic Party, expressed
greetings and provided timely community news.
Dickey then returned to the microphone to recognize
elected officials in attendance.
The program began with the LATMA Christian
Academy students performing a group reading that
concluded with three of the upper classmen reciting,
"If," by Rudyard Kipling. The poem, like the day, was
a moving insight into the unlimited possibilities for
people who grow internally to improve their world ex-
Following the reading, local author and teen ad-

urUene rulisning, Inc. rniuou ny
Michael Curtis, January 18, 2010
Rev. Ernest 0. Wash-
ington of Allen Chapel
AME Church in
Greenville presided over
the Madison MLK pro-

vocate Merv Mattair, in
addition to Madison
County Health Officer
Kim Barnhill and Super-
intendent of Schools Lou
Miller, introduced the au-
dience to a variety of
county resources.
These health and ed-
ucational resources tar-
geting newborn to
seniors represent the
types of solutions King
declared vital to provide
for poor and disparate
populations throughout
America. These senti-
ments were dramatically
reinforced a few minutes
later when the LATMA
students performed a skit
centered on King's stay in
the Birmingham Jail.

the audience like a symphony Some rose to their feet
- others echoed her words but in the end, all agreed
she uniquely captured the sentiments of and his
Throughout the program, the audience periodi-
cally turned to song. 'America the Beautiful," My
Country 'Tis of Thee," and "He's Got the Whole World
in His Hands," were among the patriotic and spiritual
hymns selected. Charmette Chairperson VeEtta Ha-
gan, who along with Sheriff Ben Stewart closed the
ceremony, passionately carried the closing song into
additional verses. Clerk of the Court Tim Sanders
then offered a closing prayer.
Some still express
Concerns that Madison
S. County has racial poli-
tics. Disparities in
health, education and
poverty can be illustrat-
ed. The prevailing senti-
ment in the room,
however, was not one of
victims searching for
freedom. Instead the
overwhelming message
was one of personal re-
sponsibility, and taking
advantage of the freedom
Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By and civil liberties King
Michael Curtis, January 18, 2010 and others sacrificed so
Merv Mattair made a much to defend. Martin
passionate plea for all to, Luther King, Jr. was 39
"Take a look in the mir- when he was assassinat-
ror," in order to bring ed.
positive change on a per- Michael Curtis can be
sonal and community reached at michael@g-
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Halfhill Introduces Rotary To

NFCC Career Resource Center
On Wednesday, Jan. 6, Kimberly A. through the American Recovery and Reinvest-
Halfhill, Career Recruitment Specialist at ment Act. Workforce delivers customized ser-
North Florida Community College, introduced vices to employers in the six surrounding
Madison Rotary members to several new and counties including Madison. As a partner
exciting venues now available on the NFCC with Workforce the NFCC Career Resource
campus. Center is providing these services in new and
Halfhill, while relatively new on the job, innovative ways to NFCC students and the
gave her presentation like an experienced and community at large.
seasoned speaker. Currently NFCC serves For individuals desiring one-on-one coach-
nearly 3,000 students annually with the aver- ing, help is also available. Personal assistance
age age of the students at about 26. Based on is available to help write resumes and cover
data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics re- letters, conduct mock interviews, complete in-
ported in 2004, only 15 percent of the jobs in terest and skill inventories, assist with job
the marketplace are for unskilled workers, and placement, or discuss other career strategies
only 20 percent of the jobs available are for such as salary negotiations. They are already
those with traditional college educations. seeing current students and recent NFCC grad-
This equates to 65 percent of the job mar- uates take advantage of these services.
ket requiring some sort of technical or voca- In addition, NFCC has the resources to pro-
tional training. NFCC meets this demand by vide continuing workforce education for local
offering seven fields of vocational training in- businesses. A number of these resources are
cluding business, nursing, emergency medical available at no charge including programs on
services, public safety, computer networking, customer service, communication, and busi-
childcare and drafting. A good deal of this ness etiquette. These workshops can be deliv-
training is offered through the Career and ered at your office or place of business upon
Technical Education Center. Individuals who request. Occupational training is also avail-
are in need of immediate training to enter or able for many positions through the Career
re-enter the workforce can complete some pro- and Technical Education Center at the college.
grams such as EMT, corrections, or certified For additional information please contact
nursing assistant and patient care technician Kim Halfhill at NFCC at 850-973-1615 or email
in less than 6 months. Financial aid is avail- Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Michael Curtis, January 11, 2010 to
able for many of these programs. On Wednesday, Jan. 6, Kimberly A. Halfhill, Ca-
NFCC is pleased to announce the creation reer Recruitment Specialist at North Florida Commu-
of the NFCC Career Resource Center. The Ca- nity College, introduced Madison Rotary members to Benefit Fish Fry To Pay Legal Funds
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Senior Center

Director Speaks To

55 Plus Club

By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Senior Citizens Council of
Madison County is looking toward the
completion of its new 10,000-square-
foot facility, which will be located on
the corner of SR 14 and Harvey Greene
Drive. As the grand opening quickly
approaches, Executive Director Rosa
Richardson and Lead Case Manager
Elaine Hartley have been making
rounds recently to promote the pro-
grams and services that will be avail-
able at the new state-of-the-art facility
On Jan. 13, the two senior advo-
cates visited the 55-Plus Club lun-
cheon, where they briefly ran down the
broad list of services, explaining pro-
gram details and qualification require-
"The goal of our services is to keep
elders in a quality home environment
for a long as possible, and to provide
those programs at an affordable rate or
at no charge for those unable to pay."
Richardson explained.
According to their website located
at, "The Se-
nior Citizens Council of Madison

County, Florida, Inc., provides senior
and elder services throughout Madi-
son County Services include case man-
agement, meals on wheels, congregate
meals, respite, transportation, educa-
tion, health screenings, holiday meals
and many other services."
The site goes on to say, "Trans-
portation is one of the largest chal-
lenges seniors face. We offer
transportation to and from the Senior
Center for activities at the center, de-
livery of meals to seniors homes,
weekly shopping, field trips, out of
town shopping, fishing, medical ap-
pointments, medication pick-up and
various other transport services."
The churches that comprise the
United Methodist Cooperative Min-
istries take turns hosting the 55 Plus
Club monthly lunch meeting and all se-
niors are welcome to attend. Organiz-
ers feature relevant and interesting
speakers each month, keeping Madi-
son County up-to-date and entertained.
For more information, visit the Senior
Center at 486 S.W Rutledge Street,
Madison, or phone 850-973-4241 or 850-

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Hartley (right) are thanked by 55-Plus Club Program Coordinator Betty Williams
for their presentation on Senior Center programs and services.

Photo submitted
Jennifer Funk (right) presents a check and pet supplies to Lexie Soles (cen-
ter) and Shirley Tegro (left) of the Suwannee Valley Humane Society.

Presents For Pets

Fundraiser A

Great Success

By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Coming from a fami-
ly of pet lovers, Jennifer
Funk, owner of The
Country Store in Madi-
son, sponsored a holiday
fundraiser to help local
animal rescue efforts.
Soliciting donations of
cash, food, toys, cleaning
supplies, towels, blan-
kets and everything else
essential to pet care, Jen-
nifer, along with her
mother-in-law, Barbara
Funk, and friend, Dolly
Fuls, was very pleased to
present the items to the
Suwannee Valley Hu-
mane Society and Go-
liath and Bebe's World,
an animal rescue service
headquartered in St. Au-
"We are so apprecia-
tive of the donations and
give a big thanks to Jen-

nifer, Barbara and all
the people who made
this happen. Our facility
is supported almost ex-
clusively from these
types of private dona-
tions, and again, we real-
ly can't thank them
enough," said Barbara
Tippie, animal care coor-
dinator for the humane
Madison County has
a notable stray pet popu-
lation, especially cats,

and these facilities are
often the only alterna-
tive to euthanasia. The
Suwannee Valley Hu-
mane Society may be
reached at (850) 971-9904.
Further details regard-
ing Goliath and Bebe's
World may be found on-
line at www.goliathand-
Michael Curtis can
be reached at

. The Country Store ,

Antiques Primitives Country
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* Potpourrie Bath Salts Jewelry Candy

Step Back In Time And Into The Legendary

Tales Of Robin Hood At The

Hoggetowne Medieval Faire

Come be swept away
by medieval magic and
transported into the
Middle Ages during the
last weekend in January
and first weekend in
February, January 30-31
and February 5-7, at the
Alachua County Fair-
grounds. Celebrate the
24th Annual Hogge-
towne Medieval Faire
while the blasts of
trumpets blend with the
laughter of children as
the kingdom of Hogge-
towne opens its gates.
The theme for the
2010 Faire is "In the
Days of Robin Hood."
On the streets of Hogge-
towne, you will meet
King John, Queen Is-
abelle, and Robin Hood
and his Merry Men.
Throughout the week-
end the revelry will cap-
tivate visitors, and the
street characters will
help make everyone a
part of the Faire by in-
cluding them in their
witty wisecracks and
charming them in a me-

dieval style.
The bustling me-
dieval marketplace will
showcase more than 160
talented artisans and
craftspeople from all
over the countryside
who arrive at Hogge-
towne to display and sell
a variety of goods, trin-
kets and wares. Visitors
will find one-of-a-kind
blacksmithing, pewter,
jewelry, stone carvings,
wood-carving, weaving,
hand-blown glassware,
leatherworking and
much more. A variety of
new vendors will repre-
sent talents never seen
before at the Hogge-
towne Medieval Faire.
Throughout the
streets of Hoggetowne
the sounds of applause
and laughter will draw
you into one of the nine
stages where the forgot-
ten skills of full flight
falconry, gripping aerial
acrobatics and astonish-
ing magic acts are
brought back to life.
Jugglers, musicians,

and dancers fill the
streets and stages with
ancient music and
thrilling performances.
Full-armored knights
battle one another on
horseback for the honor
of the King and Queen.
Robin Hood and his
Merry Men match wits
with the Sheriff of Not-
tingham in a game of
chess with human play-
ers. The Hoggetowne
Medieval Faire is one of
Gainesville's most
beloved traditions.
Prepare to feast on
hearty food and drink
fit for a king! Beyond
the marketplace is the
food court, where tempt-
ing aromas entice fair-
goers. Tasty bloomin'
onions, fresh-baked pas-
tries, sweet potato fries,
giant turkey legs and
succulent ribs are just a
sample of what's in
The Faire is the per-
fect place to bring even
the youngest members
of the kingdom. Chil-

dren delight in visiting
the royal pavilion,
where they will become
lords and ladies of the
court of Hoggetowne.
Treat your children and
yourself with rides on a
camel, pony or even an
elephant. Thrilling hu-
man-powered push
rides attract lines of ea-
ger children and every-
one will have a chance
to play olde world games
such as crossbow shoot-
ing and knife throwing.
Come early to spend
a truly magical day
packed with excitement
and medieval merri-
ment. Faire hours are
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on
Saturday and Sundays
and 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
on Friday, February 5.
Admission is $14 for
adults, $7 for children
ages 5-17 and free for
children 4 and younger.

For more information, and Cultural Affairs at
call the City of 352-334-ARTS or visit
Gainesville Department www.gvlculturalaffairs.
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Friday, January 22, 2010

Barbara Memorial Church of the Nazarene
announces its annual homecoming celebration
for Sunday, Jan. 24, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Rev.
Don McClure of Live Oak is the speaker for the
event. Don and Sylvia Lemley of Baltimore, Ohio
are the special speakers.
Don and Sylvia have been singing together
since 1994, most of which has been in Ohio and
states in that area. They have also been involved
in music on TV and radio.
At the noon hour, the church will be spread-
ing dinner brought by the participants. Everyone
is invited to bring a covered dish and enjoy fel-
lowship together.
Don and Sylvia will be singing in concert at
the church in the afternoon, beginning at 1:30
Pastor Robert Agner and the people of the
church invite everyone to be present for this spe-
cial celebration and worship.




First Baptist


By Kristin Finney
"Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean
not on your own understanding; In all your ways ac-
knowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths."
Proverbs 3:5-6.
Sunday morning service began with Justin Davis
singing the Rascal Flatt's hit song "God Blessed the Bro-
ken Road." This was followed by the Worship Choir
singing "You Are." Pastor Ferrell's message came from
Matthew 16 and Mark 10:17.
Children's Choir will begin again January 24th in
the Choir Room. The theme will be "Under God's Sea in
3D." Join them as they prepare to dive deeper into Chil-
dren's Choir.
AWANA is being held every Wednesday at 6:00p.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 6:15p.m.
We would like to invite you to join us for our ser-
vices! Our worship schedule is as follows: Sunday
school 10:00a.m.-11:00a.m. Sunday Morning Worship
11:00a.m.-12:00noon. Sunday Evening Worship 6:00p.m.-
7:00p.m. followed by youth dinner and fellowship until
8:00p.m. Wednesday evening services begin at
6:00p.m.for both the adults and youth and lasts until
This week we would like to send our prayers to the
Haitians and Haitian families who have been affected
by the devastating earthquake. The Florida Baptist
Convention is taking donations for these families. De-
tails can be found on the conventions website All gifts earmarked for disaster relief
can be sent to:
Florida Baptist Convention
1230 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32207
In the Florida Baptist Convention there are ap-
proximately 890 Baptist Churches. From these church-
es nearly 60,000 members have been directly affected by
the devastation that residents of Haiti are currently fac-
ing. These will be times of great trial and turmoil in the
lives of those affected. Through Christ alone will they
remain strong, and it is our job here in America to do
our part. If you can't send a gift or even if you can, send
your prayers daily
"For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but
whoever loses his life for me will find it. "Matthew 16:25.
God Bless!

Faith Baptist Church To Host

Karen Peck & New River

Karen Peck & New
River will appear live in
concert Sunday, Jan. 24,
at 2 p.m. at Faith Baptist
The name of Karen
Peck has become syn-
onymous with Southern
Gospel Music. Her flaw-
less, delightful soprano
voice has made its way
into the hearts of
Gospel Music lovers
across the country and
garnered an unprece-
dented 11 Favorite So-
prano Fan Awards from
the readers of The
Singing News Maga-
zine, Southern Gospel
Music's leading fan and
trade publication.
The youngest of
three daughters, Karen
was exposed to the tra-
ditional sounds of
Gospel Music at a very
early age. Her parents
often took Karen and
her sisters, Susan and
Sandra, to the all-night
sings in Atlanta, and
these concerts left an in-
delible mark on the
youngsters who made a
pact that someday they
would share a musical
ministry of their own..
One of the groups
often featured at the At-
lanta concerts was The
LeFevres, who later be-
came known as The
Nelons. It would be a
mild understatement to

say that Karen had aspi-
rations of singing with
this talented family In
fact, that aspiration be-
came her greatest de-
sire, and in 1981, this
dream became a reality
when Karen was invited
to travel with her fa-
vorite group. She re-
mained with The
Nelons for 10 years,
gaining the respect of
industry peers and fans
alike with her excep-
tional vocal ability and
caring personality.
Finally in 1991, the
realization of yet anoth-
er dream came to pass
when Karen and her sis-
ter, Susan, with Karen's
husband Rickey, orga-
nized the musical en-
tourage of Karen peck &
New River. Today the
New River team con-
sists vocally of Karen,
Susan, and Devin
McGlamery. Additional-
ly, Karen's husband
Rickey serves as the
group's road manager
and sound technician.
Susan's husband, David,
is the founder and own-
er of the Jackson Steel
Guitar Company Dawn
Hughes has traveled
with the group since
year 2000, as Karen Peck
and River's assistant
making New River a
complete family affair.
With appearances

on such prestigious
stages as The Grand Ole
Opry, Opryland Theme
Park, Dollywood and Six
Flags Over Georgia,
New River has firmly
established their place
at the forefront of
southern Gospel Music.
Over the past decade,
they have been featured
on many television net-
works, with appear-
ances on TBN's Praise
The Lord, the Grand Ole
Opry Live and the popu-
lar Gaither Gospel
video Series, as well as
crossing the ocean to
minister in Scotland,
where they were well re-
ceived (2005). The group
has enjoyed many hon-
ors and accolades. They
have received numerous
industry and fan award
nominations, and have
consistently enjoyed ra-
dio airplay at stations
nationwide. Hit releases
have flowed their way in
bunches, and they have
enjoyed six Number
One hits, including
their latest, "Just One
Touch" from their pro-
ject "Good To Be Free".
Just a few of their other
popular hits include:
"That's Why They Call
It Grace," "Get About
God's Business," "Four
Days Late," "I Wanna
Know How It Feels", co-
written by the group's
leader Karen Peck
Gooch, "God Likes To
Work," "Daddy's
Home," "When Jesus
Passes By," "God Still
Answers Prayer" and
"Christian In The
Additionally, read-
ers of The Singing News
Magazine also named
the group's Number
One hit, "Four Days
Late," Song of the Year
in 2001. Admission to
the concert is free. A
love offering will be ac-

Karen Peck & New River

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resale value will not be as high as a four-wheel- or
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Friday, January 22, 2010

Cowboys And Cheerleaders

Honored At Football Banquet

Coach Frankie Carroll bids the Cowboys an emotional farewell.

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Madison County High School football ban-
quet was held Monday, Jan. 18, at the cafeteria at
Following a dinner and an inspirational speech
by Rev. Steve McHargue, the players and cheerlead-
ers were honored with letters, lettermen jackets,
plaques and special awards. The recipient of this
year's Dave Galbraith Award, signifying dauntless
courage on and off the field was Bladen Gudz. Coach
Frankie Carroll presented him the award.
Justin Sirmon was honored with this year's
Marvin and Dot Reaves Award for Offense and Matt
Robinson won the Marvin and Dot Reaves Award for
Justin Hampton, Matt Robinson received awards

as Defensive Backs. Bart Alford, Madison County
School Board Member, presented him the award.
Alford presented Xavier Brown with the award
for Running Back.
Willie McKnight received the award for Full-
Will Turner received the award for Wide Receiv-
Charles Phillips received the award for Adjuster.
His mother received his award.
Justin Sirmon received an award for Tight
End/Defensive Line.
Cevante Turner, Alvin Bruton, Quasi Vaughn,
Gus Williams, Antonio Brown, Malcolm Robinson
received awards for Linebacker.
Chyrome Frazier, Kenny Gallon and Robert
Sanders received awards for Defensive Line.

Bladen Gudz received the award for Kick-
Tomas Bellamy received awards for Offensive
Kristin Finney, April Bishop, Vatashan Bell,
Caleesha Moore, Jakira Moore, Jessica Williams re-
ceived awards for Varsity Cheerleading.
Frankie Carroll bid everyone an emotional
farewell. He is leaving as the Cowboys' head coach.
During his tenure from 2002-2009, he compiled an 89-
12-1 record, including a state championship in 2007.
Following his speech, School Superintendent Lou
Miller spoke and awarded Carroll with a plaque.
Nancy Hall presented each senior player with
scrapbooks commemorating their senior years.
Each year, she works hard on doing the scrapbooks
for the players.


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for Wide Receiver.

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nts Will Turner with an award

Coach Frankie Carroll presents Bladen Gudz
with the Dave Galbraith Award.

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School Superintendent Lou Miller, left, and School Board Member Bart Alford, right, present
Frankie Carroll with an appreciation plaque for seven years as the Cowboys' head coach.

Guest speaker

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Steve McHargue addresses the Cowboy

Friday, January 22, 2010


Madison Enterprise-Recorder 13A

Cowboys And Cheerleaders

Honored At Football Banquet


Photo Courtesy of
Chryrome Frazier receives an award for Line-
backer from Bart Alford.

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Alvin Bruton receives a Linebacker Award from
Bart Alford.

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Caleesha Moore receives an award for Varsity
Cheerleader from Bart Alford.

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Jessica Williams receives an award for Varsity
Cheerleader from Bart Alford.

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Robert Sanders receives an award for Defensive
Line from Bart Alford.

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Buffy Akins receives a Linebacker award for her
son, Gus Williams, from Bart Alford.

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April Bishop receives an award for Varsity
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Friday, January 22, 2010


This week, we turn back the
clock to 1917 and 1918, as America
entered World War I. We have some
copies of World War I service
records from some Madison Coun-
tians, as well as some comments,
both courtesy of www.florida memo-
On April 6, 1917 the United States
declared war on Germany and her al-
lies, and entered a conflict that had
raged since August 1914. Millions of
American men and women served
their nation in the Great War, includ-
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in the U.S. Army, five thousand nine
hundred sixty-three in the U.S. Navy
and Coast Guard, and two hundred
thirty-eight in the U.S. Marine
Corps. Both the Navy and the Marine
Corps were strictly segregated and
did not accept black enlistees or offi-
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seven officers. Several thousand
women served in the Navy, and sev-
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as nurses in both the Army and
Navy, although gender is not usually
noted on the cards.
Congress ordered that a service
record for each person serving be-
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11, 1918, be created and provided to
the Adjutant General of each state
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January 20, 1910
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Reeve was
baptized in the Episcopal Church last Sunday by the
Rev. Mr. Grubb.
Mrs. John Vinsant has arrived from her home in
Lake City to spend time with her daughter, Mrs.
Archie Livingston, Jr.
Mrs. Jessie Phillips McCall came from Live Oak
last Sunday night and spend a few days with her
friend, Mrs. J.P. McCall, at the Merchants.
C. Purdy Kelly spent last Sunday in Monticello.
Just why he spends his Sundays in Monticello, we
are not prepared to state, but everyone who knows

the genial young gentleman will not be troubled to
find the answer.

January 20, 1950
Miss Gertrude Whitty of FSU came home last
week for a short visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.

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J.B. Whitty and family
State Attorney Keith Black is undergoing treat-
ment in a Live Oak hospital following a heart attack
suffered Tuesday.
Friends are glad to see Tony Milickis walking
around on crutches. He fell sixteen feet from a build-
ing a few weeks ago.
Garland Wheeler of the University of Florida
was a weekend visitor at his home here.

January 22, 1960
A.L. "Rooster" Leggett, Jr. announces his cam-
paign for state representative.
Greenville High's basketball team, with Luther
Pickels setting the pace with 24 points, defeated Jen-
nings Monday night 56-30.
Mrs. C.E. Buckhalt is visiting her mother and
other relatives in Miami.
Dr. and Mrs. Marshall Hamilton are giving a
dance in honor of their daughter next Monday night
at the Madison Country Club. All high school stu-
dents are invited to attend.

January 23, 1970
A probe continues in a rape case involving a
woman in Perry about 22 years old, and an elderly
woman in Madison.
At the Historical Society meeting, Edwin B.
Browning gave an excerpt from an early history of
Madison County, when in 1851 a 4th of July celebra-
tion was held.
Some 33 members of Chi Delta Tau sorority at
North Florida Junior College will be devoting their
energies for the next two Saturdays, Jan. 24 and Jan.
31, to hold a car wash for the March of Dimes.
A new auditorium at North Florida Junior Col-
lege is slated to complete construction in April.

January 25, 1980
Faith Baptist Church grows to nearly 300 mem-
The Madison Zoning Board voted 5-0 to turn
down a request by the Senior Citizens Center for a
variance which would allow a house in the third
block of North Washington Street to be used for oth-
er than residential purposes.
Tamye McFadden, Renee Coody and Latanga
Stevens won awards in a recent school Read-A-Thon.
Hunter Sims, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Sims of
Madison, is on the Dean's List at Rose-Hulman In-
stitute of Technology in Terre Haute, Ind.

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Friday,January 22, 2010

Farm & Outootrs

Madison Enterprise-Recorder 15A

SRWMD Employee

Recognized For 30

Years Of Service

Glenn Horvath, of
the Suwannee River
Water Management
District (District), was
recently honored for 30
years of outstanding
service. District
Deputy Executive Di-
rector Kirk Webster
and District Governing
Board Chairman Don
Quincey congratulated
Horvath at the Dis-
trict's Governing Board
meeting Jan. 12.
Over the years, Hor-
vath has worked in nu-
merous capacities at the
District. His duties have
included supervising
the analysis of water
quality samples, techni-
cal data collection,
aquatic weed spraying,
and agriculture and
forestry permitting. He
has also managed the
geographic information
system and information
technology teams.
More recently, Hor-
vath has assisted with
the Suwannee River
Partnership, represent-

Photo submitted
Suwannee River Water Management District
Governing Board Chairman Don Quincey, left, pre-
sents an award to Glenn Horvath, the District's data
management program leader, for 30 years of service
at a governing board meeting Jan. 12.

ed the District in agri-
culture related activi-
ties, coordinated the
District's agriculture
water use program, and
administered land own-
er cost-share programs.
He has also handled de-
partmental administra-

tion and budget devel-
opment. Horvath was
recently named the
data management pro-
gram leader, in which
capacity he is responsi-
ble for ensuring the in-
tegrity of the District's

Bronson Announces

Extension Of State


Florida Agriculture
Commissioner Charles
H. Bronson has request-
ed and received from
the Governor an Execu-
tive Order extending
for an additional seven
days a state of emer-
gency to assist farmers
dealing with crop dam-
age from the freeze.
The order directs
the state Department of
Transportation to ex-
tend the lifting of
weight, height, length
and width restrictions
for commercial vehicles
transporting vulnera-
ble crops to processing
"Growers are tak-
ing advantage of the
improved weather to
salvage as many fruit
and vegetable crops as
possible to mitigate the
damage and their loss-
es," Bronson said. "The
ability to get the prod-
ucts where they need to


go is critical to reducing
the losses and ensuring
these commodities get to
the public."
The Florida Depart-
ment of Agriculture
and Consumer Services
is continuing to assess
the damage caused by
the record cold temper-
atures that battered the
state for more than a
week. Bronson says the
losses could be in the
hundreds of millions of
dollars, but says it is
not possible to put a
number on the crop
losses until farmers Charles I-
complete harvesting as
much as they can. important
Bronson says there may correctly
be damage that is not damage be(
yet apparent, such as formation
fungal and bacterial vided to
problems, as well as government

root rot caused by in-
creased irrigation fol-
lowed by rainy weather
over the past weekend.
Bronson says it is

FWC Responds To

Widespread Cold-!Weather

Saltuater Fish Kills

The Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission (FWC)
has issued executive or-
ders to protect Florida's
snook, bonefish and tar-
pon fisheries from fur-
ther harm caused by the
recent prolonged cold
weather in the state,
which has caused wide-
spread saltwater fish
kills. The FWC has re-
ceived numerous re-
ports from the public
and is taking action to
address the conserva-
tion needs of affected
marine fisheries. The
orders also will allow
people to legally dispose
of dead fish in the water
and on the shore.
One of the executive
orders temporarily ex-
tends closed fishing sea-
sons for snook statewide
until September. It also
establishes temporary
statewide closed sea-
sons for bonefish and
tarpon until April be-
cause of the prolonged
natural cold weather
event that caused signifi-
cant, widespread mortal-
ity of saltwater fish in
Florida. The other order
temporarily suspends
certain saltwater fishing
regulations to allow peo-
ple to collect and dispose
of dead fish killed by the
cold weather.
"A proactive, pre-
cautionary approach is
warranted to preserve
our valuable snook,
bonefish and tarpon re-
sources, which are
among Florida's pre-
mier game fish species,"

said FWC Chairman
Rodney Barreto. "Ex-
tending the snook
closed season and tem-
porarily closing bone-
fish and tarpon fishing
will protect surviving
snook that spawn in the
spring and will give our
research scientists time

to evalu
pon sto
rently i
da und
rules, a
the sur
the FW

fish and tarpon closed
seasons takes effect at
12:01 a.m. on Jan. 16.
The other FWC ex-
ecutive order temporar-
ily removes specific
harvest regulations for
all dead saltwater fish of
any species that have
died as a result of pro-

late the extent of longed exposure to cold
that was done to weather in Florida wa-
bonefish and tar- ters. It also modifies
)cks during the general methods of tak-
1 cold-weather ing dead saltwater fish
we recently expe- from Florida's shoreline
in Florida." and from the water to al-
iok season cur- low the collection of
s closed in Flori- saltwater fish by hand,
er regular FWC cast net, dip net or
nd there are also seine.
closed snook All people taking
s that occur in dead saltwater fish un-
nmer. However, der the provisions of
XC executive or- this order may not sell,
extends the trade or consume such
de snook closed fish, and the dead fish

seasons continuously
through Aug. 31 and
provides that no person
may harvest or possess
snook in state and feder-
al waters off Florida
during this period un-
less the fishery is
opened sooner or the
closure is extended by
subsequent order.
The order also es-
tablishes a temporary
prohibition on the har-
vest and possession of
bonefish and tarpon
from state and federal
waters off Florida
through March 31, un-
less these fisheries are
opened sooner or the
closures are extended
by subsequent order.
The FWC executive or-
der for the snook, bone-

must immediately be
disposed of in compli-
ance with local safety,
health and sanitation
requirements for such
In addition, all peo-
ple taking dead fish un-
der the provisions of
this order are not re-
quired to possess a salt-
water fishing license,
and all fish taken under
the provisions of this
executive order shall be
those that have died as a
result of prolonged ex-
posure to cold weather.
This FWC executive
order takes effect at
12:01 a.m. on Jan. 16 and
will expire at 12:01 a.m.
on Feb. 1, unless it is re-
pealed sooner or extend-
ed by subsequent order.

Catch And Release Fishing

H. Bronson

hat the state
assess the
cause the in-
will be pro-
the federal
t as growers

seek assistance in the
coming weeks and
Bronson also wants
to remind people that
while there has been
damage, Florida still
has agricultural prod-
ucts and is open for
For information
about the weight,
height, length and
width restrictions for
vehicles transporting
crops on Florida's high-
ways, visit www.florida-


Still Allowed For Snook,

Bonefish And Tarpon
While the Florida cold weather event in handle and release
and Wildlife Con- Florida. these fish carefully to
nation Commission The order, which help ensure their sur-
[C) recently issued took effect at 12:01 a.m. vival upon release. In-
executive order on on Jan. 16, provides that formation regarding
. 15, which tem- no person may harvest proper handling and re-
arily extends closed or possess snook in lease of fish is available
vest seasons for state and federal waters online at http://catch
)k statewide and es- off Florida until Sep- andrelease. org/
ishes temporary tember and establishes Catch_and_Release_web.
wide closed harvest a temporary prohibition pdf

seasons for bonefish
and tarpon, the FWC ad-
vises anglers that catch
and release fishing for
these important game
fish species is still al-
lowed. The FWC appre-
ciates angler support
for taking conservation
measures that will help
protect saltwater fish
and provide time for the
FWC to evaluate the
possible impacts to fish
populations that may
have occurred because
of the recent prolonged

on the harvest and pos-
session of bonefish and
tarpon from state and
federal waters off Flori-
da through March 31.
The FWC advises
anglers that this order
only prohibits the har-
vest or possession of
snook, bonefish and tar-
pon during the closed
periods. Anglers may
still catch and release
these species during
these temporary clo-
sures, and the FWC en-
courages everyone to

More information
on the FWC's executive
order regarding the
snook, bonefish and tar-
pon temporary harvest
closures, and informa-
tion regarding another
FWC executive order is-
sued on Jan. 15, which
temporarily suspends
certain saltwater fish-
ing regulations to allow
for the collection and
disposal of dead fish
killed by cold weather,
is available online at

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Friday,January 22, 2010

Inside Treasures & Mor Glassware
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Lawn Mower Repair
New & Used Parts
Senior Citizen Discounts

2089 NE State Road 6
Madison, FL 32340
rtn, n/c

I build Sheds, Decks &
Well Houses & I sell Steel
Buildings. Call Bob
12/30, rmtn, c

Wanted: Chickens, turkeys,
guineas and peafowl.
rtn, n/c

CALL 850-973-4004. IF NO
rtn, n/c

Wanted: 4-wheel drive trac-
tor, will trade a 20 ft. hardy
barge trailer with 50 hp
Johnson. Call Tommy
Greene 973-4141
1/20, rtn, n/c

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Don't Let This One Get

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

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

52 inch RCA big scrn
approx. 2 years old
$1600, asking $750
Call 850-210-59

1/6, 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

10/21, rtn, n/c

John Deere 2 Row Planter
with fertilizer hoppers, 100
lb capacity. New sprockets
and chains. Call
12/16, rtn, n/c

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

3 bedroom house completely
re-done, 2 baths, fireplace, 2
car garage, large workshop,
includes appliances, wash-
er/dryer, dishwasher, quiet
neighborhood. $845 per
month + deposit
1/20, 1/27, c

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.
$700 rent and deposit. Good
credit req. 205 NE Shelby Ave.
Madison. Call George 973-
8583 or 557-0994.

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

Doublewide Mobile Home
3 bedroom 2 bath in the
Cherry Lake Area $500 per
month and $500 deposit
1/6, rmtn, c

3 bd/2 bath doublewide near
Cherry lake $550.00, deposit
& References 850-973-2353

8/19, rtn, c

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,
This institution is an
Equal Opportunity
Provider and Employer

t o ..


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
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.
Call George at 557-0994
11/18,rmt, c

Lake Front Home
5/6-rtn, nc 2 bedroom 2 bath, furnished.
Includes water, electric &
een TV, gas. Lawn maintenance pro-
d, pd vided. 1 yr lease $800 de-
obo. posit, $1,050 per month
128 850-973-3025

2010 Brand New
4/2 DW, CHA, skirting,
steps, set-up & del. all this
for only $39,995. Call Eric
@ 386-752-1452
1/20 2/17, c

ONLY $9,900. CALL
12/9, rtn, c

100 % Financing
On all new land/home pack-
ages, plus $8,000 in stimulus
money until April, don't wait
buy today call Eric @
1/20 2/17, c

12/9, rmn, c

Brand New 20
One 2010 4 bedroom
on your property f(
ments of only $32
month. Call Eri
jetdec @windstrea


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-
rtn, n/c

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

Saturrdao Ja on 30th 2010

from 8 a.m. till 3 p.m. at
)10 1950 Dusty Miller Avenue.
m 2 bath Bring your cash no checks
or pay- accepted. Misc antique fur-
1.56 a niture, glassware, silver;
c @ Misc clothing, kitchen uten-
or sils and misc furniture, deep freezer/washer/dryer/hospital
bed/piano. Anyone interest-
1/20 2/17, ed in purchaseof home 3/2.5
bath 2000 + sq. ft.
Brick/Ranch style on 5 acres;
HOME Please feel free to take this
BATH opportunity to explore and
ED TO make any offers as owners

84 7.49 will be pr

12/9, rtn, c

Repo's Repo's Repo's
We have many to chose
from! Homes starting @
$10,500. These won't last
long! Call Eric @
386-752-1452 or
1/20 2/17, c

For Sale:
House & Lot
In the Town of Suwan
was $135,000, Now $99,
2 BR/1 BA. Fully Furnis
New Metal Roof, and N(
Paint. Utility Building x
Washer and Dryer. Nice
Trees. 386-719-0421

8/5, rtn, pd

2 bedroom trailers for rent Fantastic Lake
850-570-0459 and Mountain View
11/25,rc from this 2 Bed/ 2Bth Ho
Open and Covered Dec
Large Screened Porch,
FP, CH/A, Oak Floors &
jreenville ]ointe inets, and Appliances
Offered Furnished al
$179,900. Call BJ Peter
SDartilentS -850-508-1900

$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
rtn, c

3 bedroom 2 bath
mobile home in Madison
County in country setting,
$450 month, includes elect-
ticty and lawn maintenance.
Ref./background check
1/13, 1/20,c
3 bedroom, 2 bath
doublewide on Rocky Ford
Rd in Pinetta, $600 security
deposit and $600 monthly
references required
1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, pd


rtn, n/c

rs at
rtn, n/c

House For Sale By Owner
1950 Dusty Miller Avenue,
3/2.5 bath 2000 + 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
$155,000 OBO
This home is located at
Dusty Miller Ave and Reeves
Circle. Contact
850-973-2707 or
1/13, 1/20, 1/27, pd

Real Estate For Sale
near Lloyd Acres, 1800 sq.
ft. DW, 3/3 with carport,
screen room, deck, crown
mold, tile & hardwood, fire-
place on 5 acres. 1/2 acre of
beautiful woods with stream.
$8000 credit available.
$138,500. 850-599-5121

1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, c

3/2 on 6 lots in Greenville,
new HVAC, new vinyl win-
dows and siding, complete
rehab, move in ready. $8000
credit available. $89,500
with 6 lots. 850-599-5121

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8/12 rtn, c

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The City of Madison is accepting applications for 1 full-
time Police Officer with the following qualifications: Appli-
cants miist be at least 19 years of age and a citizen of the
United States, possess a valid FLORIDA DRIVER'S LI-
CENSE, with a clean driving record, must be a High School
Graduate, must pass a drug test, background check, a physi-
cal examination and vision test. The applicant must be in ex-
cellent physical condition and it is preferred that the applicant
be Florida Law Enforeement Certified. The applicant must
have the ability to read write and speak effectively, under-
stand and
carry out oral and written instructions.

Job applications are available upon request from the Police
Department located at 310 SW Rutledge Street, Madison,
Florida, 32340 from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM daily
Monday through Friday.

We will be accepting applications for this position from Mon-
day, January 4, 2010, until the position has been filled.

The City of Madison is an Equal Opportunity Employer and
recognizes veterans
1/13, 1/20,c

The Board of County Commissioners of Madison County,
Florida is accepting applications for

Emergency Management Director

High School Diploma required. Bachelors Degree preferred,
but may be substituted by equivalent experience in the Emer-
gency Management field.

The EM Director shall possess a minimum of four (4) years
experience in business, government, or emergency service de-
livery at an operations level, and must have considerable
knowledge of principles and techniques of emergency man-
agement coordination and planning. Must be skilled in emer-
gency operations and have the ability to establish strategies
and objectives.

resent. The Emergency Management Director will direct and super-
vise all Emergency Management activities and programs, and
1/13, 1/20, 1/27, pd coordinate preparation for, response to, and recovery from
any natural, technological, or civil disasters in Madison
County. The Director shall be "on-call" 24 hours/7 days to re-
spond to emergency situations. In addition the EM Director
will: Direct and coordinate all emergency management ser-
vices in times of disaster or catastrophic events; Prepare, im-
plement and be responsible for Madison County's
il Associates Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan, Disaster
ru February Housing Plan and Debris Management Plan; develop and im-
)ld a chance- plement a Local Mitigation Strategy for Madison County;
)RAL CAN- Develop and plan training exercises which utilize all emer-
ENING! agency service providers within Madison County; Develop and
e Cancer implement response and recovery plans, and develop and im-
.5 value plement public notification programs. The Director will also
chance for $1 serve as a liaison to appropriate local, state, and federal disas-
tal today! ter-related agencies.

Applications and job description may be picked up from the
1/15 -2/11, n/c Madison County Coordinators Office located in the Court-
house Annex, 229 SW Pinckney Street, Room 219, or at the
SMadison County Emergency Operations Center, 1083 SW
Harvey Greene Drive in Madison, Florida.

The City of Madison will
be accepting applications for
a Refuse Collector to work
in the Sanitation Department.
Applicants must be 18 years
of age, possess a valid Flori-
da Driver's License, High
School Diploma or GED,
and pass a drug test, back-
ground check and physical

Job applications and job de-
scriptions may be picked up
at City Hall between the
hours of 8:00 am and 5:00
pm Monday through Friday.
We will be accepting appli-
cations for this position from
January 19, 2010 until Feb-
ruary 1,2010.

The City of Madison is an
Equal Opportunity Employ-
er, drug free work place and
recognizes veteran's prefer-
1/20, 1/27, c

Application deadline is Friday, February 5, 2010 at 4:00 pm.
For further questions please contact Vicki Brown, Emergency
Management Director at 850-973-3698 or via email at madis-

Madison County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a
Drug Free Workplace.

1/22, 1/27, c

Fiscal Officer
Senior Citizens council of Madison County Inc. is seeking an
individual with experience in Accounting and Bookkeeping.
Responsibilities includes: Payroll, expenditure reports, pre-
pare special accounting statements, budgets, budget revisions,
recording of receipts, inventory:, regular meeting with per-
sonnel, monthly ip... i..- prepare federal and state tax re-
ports, backup data, medicaid waiver billing, reconciling,
attend board meetings, supervise CIRTS, supervision and
orientation of new employees.

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RFQ 2010-01
The North Florida Broadband Authority ("NFBA") announces a public
meeting to which all interested persons are invited. The NFBA is a legal en-
tity and public body created pursuant to the provisions of Section 163.01,
Florida Statutes, and an Interlocal Agreement among: Baker, Bradford, Co-
lumbia, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lafayette, Levy, Madison, Putnam,
Suwannee, Taylor and Union Counties and municipalities of Cedar Key,
Cross City, Lake City, Live Oak, Monticello, Perry, White Springs and Wor-
thington Springs, Florida. The regular meeting will be held at 2:00 p.m.
E.T. on Wednesday, February 17, 2010 at the Suwannee River Water Man-
agement District, Suwannee Room, 9225 County Road 49, Live Oak, Flori-
da 32060. The NFBA Board will address general operating issues of the
NFBA. And, notice is hereby given that the NORTH FLORIDA BROAD-
BAND AUTHORITY (the "NFBA") is requesting qualifications for Pro-
ject/Construction Management and Project Engineering Services, RFQ
2010-01. Responses must be received no later than February 1, 2010 at 12
pm. All responses should be addressed to Patrick Lien, System Manager,
North Florida Broadband Authority, 1500 Mahan Drive, Suite 250, Talla-
hassee, FL 32308. Any questions shall be emailed to Faith Doyle at or faxed to 407-629-6963. All questions must be re-
ceived by January 26, 2010. Answers to all questions will be promptly post-
ed to the NFBA website:, in no case later than close of
business on January 27, 2010. If a person decides to appeal any decision
made by the NFBA with respect to any matter considered at the meeting,
such person will need a record of the proceedings and may need to ensure
that a verbatim record is made, including the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be made. In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodations or an interpreter
to participate in this proceeding, or if you have any questions regarding this
meeting, please contact the Clerk to the NFBA Board at (877) 552-3482, at
least two business days prior to the date of the meeting.



CASE NO. 2009-496-CA
376 NE Flax Trail
Pinetta, Florida 32350

ALBERT LEE MCGEE, 2997 NE Rocky Ford Road, Madison, Florida
32340; ROSA KENNEDY, 1911 State Street, Tampa, 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, c/o 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;

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.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Ramona Dickinson
Deputy Clerk

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424 West Base Street
Madison, Florida 32340
4300 NW 19th Street, 1-404
Lauderhill, Florida 33313;unknown tenants; and other unknown parties in
possession, including the unknown spouse of any person in possession of the
property, and if a named Defendant is deceased, the surviving spouse, heirs,
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4300 NW 19th Street, 1-404
Lauderhill, Florida 33313
7910 NW 74th Terrace
Tamarac, Florida 33321
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on
the following property in Madison County, Florida:
Tract 14
A portion of those lands described in O.R. Book 619, Page 288 of the public
records of Madison County, Florida, being a portion of Section 4, Township
1 North, Range 9 East, being more particularly described as follows:
Commence at a concrete monument marking the Southwest corner of said
Section 4; thence South 89 degrees 51 minutes 10 seconds West along the
South line of Section 5, Township 1 North, Range 9 East a distance of
1313.51 feet to a concrete monument marking the Southwest corner of said
O.R. Book 619, Page 288; thence along the westerly line of said O.R. Book
619, Page 288 the following courses: North 00 degrees 02 minutes 57 sec-
onds East a distance of 1330.33 feet to a concrete monument; thence North
00 degrees 47 minutes 41 seconds East a distance of 1328.83 feet to a con-
crete monument; thence North 89 degrees 52 minutes 26 seconds East a dis-
tance of 1322.73 feet to a concrete monument; thence North 00 degrees 36
minutes 50 seconds East a distance of 529.18 feet to the Southwest corner
and Point of Beginning of the following described parcel; thence continue
North 00 degrees 36 minutes 50 seconds East along said westerly line of
O.R. Book 619, Page 288 a distance of 444.50 feet; thence South 89 degrees
22 minutes 53 seconds East a distance of 587.98 feet to the centerline of
Easement "B" as described in O.R. Book 694, Page 19 of the aforesaid
records; thence South 00 degrees 36 minutes 51 seconds West along said
centerline a distance of 444.50 feet; thence North 89 degrees 22 minutes 53
seconds West a distance of 587.98 feet to the Point of Beginning.
Containing 6.00 acres, more or less.
Together with an Easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across
Easement "B" as described in O.R. Book 694, Page 19 of the public records
of Madison County, Florida.
Said lands situate, lying and being in Madison County, Florida.
Subject to Amended Declaration of Restrictions and Protective Covenants
for Tracts 12 through 18 of Rolling Hills Subdivision, a private unrecorded
subdivision in Sections 4 and 5, Township 1 North, Range 9 East, Madison
County, Florida, as recorded in O.R. Book 713, Page 232, as amended in
O.R. Book 714, Page 88, both of the Public Records of Madison County,
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, Plaintiffs attorney, whose
address is Post Office Drawer 652, Madison, Florida 32341, on or before
February 23, 2010, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either
before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Com-
Dated January 19, 2010.
BY: I/s/ Ramona Dickinson
Deputy Clerk
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with respect to any matter considered of such meeting will need a record of
the proceedings, and that for such purpose, he or she may need to insure
that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes
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2B Madison Enterprise-Recorder Friday, January 22, 2010 Soil And Water Conservation Annual Report 2009



After the dust bowl of the 30's, U.S. Congress declared Soil and Water
Conservation a National Policy and Priority and created the Soil
Conservation Service (SCS). The Florida Legislature approved Chapter 582
Fla. Statutes' in 1937. Four years later on June 6, 1941, a group of concerned
citizens organized the Madison Soil Conservation District. Today, as it did
then, the Madison Soil and Water Conservation District assist landowners,
groups and units of government with soil, water and related natural
resources problems, projects and programs.
The Soil and Water Conservation District is a subdivision of State
Government. Five Supervisors direct the Natural Resource Conservation
Service personnel in cooperation with Farm Service Agency, Florida
Division of Forestry, Madison County Cooperative Extension Service,
Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, Suwannee River Water Management
District, Madison County School System, the Board of County
Commissioners and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumers
The Madison Soil and Water Conservation District is dedicated to help-
ing Madison County landowners and operators with the wise use of their
natural resources and help producers stay in compliance with the Farm
Bill's highly erodible land, wetland and conservation compliance provision.
There are no charges for our informational, educational or technical
service and assistance, without regard to race, color, national origin, reli-

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gion, sex, marital status or handicap.
Business meetings are held at the District Office located in the USDA
Service Center at 1416 US 90 E. in Unit B in Madison on the third Monday of
each month at 8:15 A.M. Your support and contributions on behalf of the
District operations are eagerly accepted. The District shares the office with
NRCS. Our telephone is (850) 973-6595.
The five Supervisors, who are volunteers, appointed or elected, serve the
District without pay or fringe benefits.
Vernell Flowers, a farmer, now retired from Dixie Packer, lives in
Pinetta, serves the Board as Treasurer, and represents Group 1.
Ms. Jean B. Brandies serves the Board as Co-Chairwoman. She is the wife of
Corky, with three children and lives in Madison. Jean represents Group 2.
Willie P Agner, Jr. (Bo) was appointed to the Board on October 16, 2006.
He represents Group 3 area. Bo is a single guy and farms with his Dad. Bo
resides with his Mom and Dad in Lee.
Don Ashley, a tree farmer, is Loan Officer and Vice-President at Madison
County Community Bank, has served Group 4 since 1995. Don is Chairman
of the Board and he and his wife Tamara, and two children reside in
Walter Copeland, a CPA, with the firm of Schnitker and Copeland, was
appointed in 2005. He serves the area of Group 5. Walter and his wife
Jennifer and two young sons reside in Madison. He is also a tree farmer.
Story continued on Page 3.........

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
Silver Certification 2006

Madison Bottling Plant

Proud to be committed

to conservation efforts.

Madison Enterprise-Recorder Friday, January 22, 2010 3B



Story continued from Page 2
Bern Smith, NRCS District Conservationist, Robbie Robinson, Soil
Conservation Technician, Cathi Ellis, Soil Conservationist and Doris
Newman, Part-time Clerk, assist with the District Activities.
The Supervisors review and approve the Conservation Plans of
Operations developed for contracts for the various USDA programs. Many
landowners take advantage of the various state and federal programs and
receive technical and cost-share assistance to conserve and enhance the nat-
ural resources of their land.
The Environmental Quality Incentives Program offers a two to ten year
contract with landowners to provide cost-share of up to 75% for the cost of
installation and maintenance of conservation practices, including animal
waste management systems, irrigation system improvement, cross fencing
and livestock water facilities. Total cost-share payments for any persons are
limited to $450,000 for the life of the contract. Since 1997, Madison County
has had 290 EQIP contracts on 45,790 acres for a total of $5,652,060 cost-share
funds approved; for the year 2009, 32 contracts on 6,208 acres for
$692,683.00.Suwannee watershed--12 contracts on 1,779 acres for $243,789.00,

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Lance Braswell, Agent
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Organic Transition--1 contract on 30 acres for $16,166.00, Forestry--7 con-
tracts on 579 acres for $62,054.00, Area 2--9 contracts on 3,056 acres for
$272,202.00, Confined Livestock--1 contract on 640 acres, for $69,386.00,
Socially Disadvantaged-2 contracts on 124 acres--$29,089.00.
The Conservation Reserve Program provides landowners with an annu-
al rental payment for the ten (10) year contract period to leave highly erodi-
ble and environmentally sensitive lands in grass or trees. CRP was not
offered for the 2009 year. Madison County has about 70 active CRP contracts
on 4,567 acres with annual rental payments of about $147,000.
The Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program provides incentives to help
landowners improve wildlife habitat on private lands. Participants can
receive up to $35,000 over a 5-to 10 year contracts, cost-share funding to
implement practices, which enhance the wildlife habitat on land they man-
age. In Madison, since 1998 Wildlife Habitat Development plans have been
developed on 9,993 acres with funding totaling $959,453.00 on 85 contracts.
For 2009, there are 20 contracts on 2,236 acres for $324,974.
Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D)
The Suwannee River RC&D, now serving ten (10) counties, works to help
rural communities make environmentally sound decisions so the natural
resources of the Suwannee River Valley can be used to improve the quality
of life. Activities and projects are funded through USDA cost-share and pri-
vate grants. The District is represented on the Suwannee River Resource
Story continued on Page 4.........




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Story continued from Page 3.......
Conservation Development Board (RC&D) by Ms. Jean Brandies, SWCD
Supervisor, and Doris Harris, At Large-Member, and one County
Equipment rentals are available, at reasonable rates, through the RC&D
Council, a no-till Grain Drill and Pasture Aerator may be leased to help dis-
trict cooperators manage their resources. To schedule use of the equipment
or for more information about the equipment rental program, call Ron
Knight @ 389-688-2102. For more information about the equipment rental
program, call 389-363-4278. Madison County farmers used the no-till drill to
plant 300.9 acres and the aerator on 50 acres.
Funding for the Mobile Irrigation Lab (MIL) and irrigation sys-
tem evaluations were cut in 2009.



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The Conservation
Stewardship Program
This voluntary pro-
gram supports ongoing
stewardship of private
agricultural lands by
providing payment for
maintaining and enhanc-
ing natural resources.
CSP rewards those farm-
ers and ranchers who
maintain the highest
standards of conserva-
tion environmental man-
agement. A sign up was

held in 2009 and three (3) CSP applications were processed.
There were 2 Status Review completed to check the compliance with
highly erodible land and wetland provisions of the farm bill. 18 highly erodi-
ble land and wetland determinations were completed and 2 conservation
compliance plans were developed on 90 acres of highly erodible farmland.
The Supervisors of the Madison Soil and Water Conservation District
met 12 times this year with a quorum present to carry on the District's busi-
ness. Some of the activities the District is involved in are the Conservation
Coloring Contest, Envirothon Contest, Speech Contest and Land Judging
There was no Madison Central School Land Judging team this year.
The Madison County High School Land Judging team placed 17 out of 23
teams. Individual scores are 1st place winner is Jose Garcia, 2nd place win-
ner Terra Redditt, 3rd place winner is Hector Vasquez and 4th place is
Elaine Terry Lester Plain has sponsored this team, financially, for years.
Mr. Wakefield, sponsor of the Envirothon could not get a team together
this year.
Speaking Contest, no one seems interested in Soil & Water Speaking con-
The Supervisors of Madison Soil and Water Conservation District
selected Joy Wells as the "Madison County Conservation Farmer for the
year 2009." Ms. Wells was recognized at the Madison County Farm Bureau
Meeting with a plaque on September 16, 2009.
The Supervisors have always supported the North Florida Livestock
Show and Sale, financially, as well and taking part in the Show and Sale of
the animals.
Story continued on Page 5....


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Story continued from Page 4....
Fourth Grade Forester USA.
Each 4th grader, in the county, receives a pine seedling to plant, of
his own. As the tree grows, and each child grows in a healthier environ-
ment, thanks to the help from the NRCS and SWCD District's Mission of
HEPING PEOPLE HELP THE LAND. This year Don secured the trees
from M&M Nursery of Monticello; Ms. Doris packaged them in plastic
bags (individually) and distributed them to all 4th grades in the County.
This project is one way we celebrate Arbor Day. In addition, Bern and
Robbie and Forestry personnel visit different schools each year and
plant trees on their campus. The Students actually do the planting of the
trees, thus this teaches the "how to" of planting and taking care of them.
We observed Arbor Day on January 22, 2009 at Madison County Central
North Florida Community College joins forces with the local and
State Environmentalist to educate Madison County Third graders about
preserving our natural environment. Ecology Day consist of Six
Stations that the children rotate between to learn about entomology, for-
est ecology, soil ecology, fish and aquatic insects, pioneers, Indians,
plants and recycling. The six topics explain how nature is balanced and
how man can operate as part of that balance. Bern Smith, District



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Barnhart in servicing the stations.
The County Alliance for Responsible Environmental Stewardship
(CARES) program is a partnership between the Florida Farm Bureau,
Suwannee River Water Management District, Florida Department of
Agriculture, the Soil and Water Conservation Districts, County and City
Government and private organizations that recognizes farmers for
implementing Best Management
Practices (BMPs) that conserve 0
and protect our Natural Nr
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Eleven (11) more Madison
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certified farmers in Madison to
73. CARES certified in 2009: Paul
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Irma Torres, and Timmy Tuten.
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He graduated from
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South Florida with a
BA degree in Botany.
He joined the US Navy
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ocean going tugboat
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First Class.
His career with the
USDA Soil Conser-
vation Service (later to
become the Natural
Re s our ce s
Conservation Service)
began as a soil conser-
vationist in the Green
Cove Springs and
Starke field offices. He
transferred to the
Madison field office in
May of 1981, was pro-
moted to district con-
servationist there in
1987, and is retiring
after 35 years of federal

service. His retirement
will become official on
Dec. 31.
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He is married to
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Photo submitted by USDA Soil Conservation Service
Bern Smith is pictured next to the cake at his
retirement party held Friday, Dec. 11.

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Madison native Jan Hadden and has one son
John Mack, who is a junior at Florida State
University. After retirement, he will contin-
ue to live in Madison where he will keep
busy on the farm growing perennial peanut
hay and pine trees, try to keep several old
tractors and a Model A Ford running, and
do volunteer work with the USDA Earth
Team and in his church.

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