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Title: The Madison enterprise-recorder
Alternate title: Madison enterprise recorder
Alternate Title: Enterprise-recorder
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Language: English
Publisher: T.C. Merchant
Place of Publication: Madison Fla
Publication Date: 06-24-2011
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 32, no. 43 (June 23, 1933)-
General Note: Issued a "Woman's Club edition" on Mar. 31, 1979.
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Basketball Tournament

Being Held To Help

1 7-Year-Old Needing

SKidney Transplant


By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Family and friends of Marcus
Moore, Jr. will be hosting a basket-
ball tournament for the 17-year-old
who suffers from kidney disease.
"I was recently diagnosed with
renal kidney disease," Moore said.
"Before this disease, I was a typi-
cal teenage boy I played football
for the Madison County Cowboys,
which I love, and basketball with
my friends and cousins."
When he found out about the
disease, he was devastated.
"I felt like my life was over,"
Moore said. "I learned that I would
have to be on dialysis for the rest of
my life and I thought I didn't have
anything to live for anymore."
Moore lost 90 percent of his


kidney function and has to go to
dialysis three times a week.
"I didn't think I had the
strength to go through this at such
a young age," he said. "I just want-
ed my life back."
Moore drew power from a high-
er source, however.
"I realized shortly after that, I
needed to call on God in order to be
that typical teenager and play
sports once again," he said, "but
most importantly, to be healthy and
live a long life."
For Moore to have a kidney
transplant, it will be costly and he
and his family are asking for dona-
tions to help with the medical ex-
penses. Family and friends have
many events planned to raise money
Please see Tournament, Page 3


Hot Questions,


Hot Topics

Beginning in the Wednesday,
June 29, edition of the Madison
County Carrier, there will be a
special column entitled MCMH Hot
Questions, Hot Topics.
Each week. Jacob Bembrv.
editor, will present a topic to
Madison County\ Memorial
Hospital CEO David Abercrombie
for Abercrombie to answer:
The first topic in Wednesday's
newspaper will be an explanation
of why the hospital has two
different boards.
People are welcome to submit
questions they would like
answered to Jacob Bembry by
mailing him at jacobi"greenep-
ublishing.coni, or calling him at
(850) 973-4141.


School Board Meeting Sees Heated Discussion
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Lou Miller Kenny Hall Clyde Alexander Bart Alford VeEtta Hagan Tina Johnson

Cut Own Pay By Three Percent No Paycut

Miller, 3 Board Members Take Paycut; Two Don't


By Lynette Norris
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Much of the two-hour school
board meeting Tuesday evening, June
21, went quietly, with only explanatory
discussion of items up for a vote.
Even when the board reached nearly
the last item on its agenda, the list of
nearly two dozen proposed budget cuts
for the school year 2011-2012, the meet-
ing proceeded at first in the usual


manner as members approved about
half the list. They voted unanimously,
or nearly unanimously, to cut 14 teach-
ing and several staff positions already
vacated by retirement or attrition, cut
dean of students positions, cut two
district administrative positions, cut
extra days pay, institute hiring freezes
on a case-by-case basis, restrict travel
paid by the general fund, close bureau
offices and relocate them to the Excel


School, re-do bus routes for more effi- Johnson voted no.


ciency and cut external contracts for
such things as lawn care at school fa-
cilities.
Some board members even voted
to cut their own salaries by three per-
cent; Kenny Hall, Clyde Alexander,
Bart Alford and School Superinten-
dent Lou Miller agreed to the three
percent cut, while School Board Chair
VeEtta Hagan and board member Tina


Among the budget cutting mea-
sures that failed were cutting assis-
tant principals (two from MCCS and
one from MCHS) and moving
Greenville, Lee, and Pinetta Elemen-
tary students to MCCS. Both mea-
sures failed unanimously Other failed
measures included going to a year-
round school schedule and using par-
Please see School Board, Page 3


School Board

Holds Budget

Workshop
By Lynette Norris
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Madison County School Board held its bud-
get workshop meeting Monday evening, June 20, to
discuss a list of possible ways to cut costs and bring
its leftover fund balance back up to the targeted five
percent, or $835,902. Currently, with total incoming
revenues ($17,063,042) plus last year's fund balance
($900,000) and revenue from the Jobs Bill ($491,000),
bringing the total budget for next year to $18,454,042;
however, after projected expenses for the 2011-2012
school year ($18,261,707) are subtracted, the Board
will be left with a balance of only $192,335 - far short
Please see Workshop, Page 3

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8U All-Star Baseball Team


Headed To State


Submitted by Gina Rutherford
The 8U All Star team traveled
to Lake City this past weekend
and competed in the Cal Rip-
ken North Florida State Qualifier.
Madison's first opponent in
the tournament was Bradford
County, who they defeated 17-0 in
4 innings.
In the second game, Madison
took the field against Suwannee's
All Stars and ended the game in


three innings with an 18-0 score.
The third and final game had
Madison paired with Branford.
The boys ended this game also in
three innings, putting another 17
runs across the plate, while hold-
ing Branford to three scoreless in-
nings.
When the dust had settled,
Madison scored 52 runs in three
games, while allowing no runs by
their opponents.


By going undefeated and win-
ning their bracket, Madison has
qualified for a return trip to Palm
Beach Gardens to represent the
Madison County Babe Ruth
League in the State Tournament.
Last year, Madison finished
second in the State and our boys
are hoping to best that this year
by winning the State Title.
Please see Baseball Team,
Page 3


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Friday, June 24, 2011


The Good German
During the closing days of World War II, as the
Nazis faced sure defeat, they executed Dietrich Boenhof-
fer.
Boenhoffer was a theologian who realized, in times
of war, certain actions must be taken. He knew that
Adolf Hitler was evil and he engaged himself in a con-
spiracy to rid the world of the mustachioed dictator.
Boenhoffer could not sit by passively, as many of his fel-
low Germans had done, and watch a madman take con-
trol of his beloved country and attempt to take control of
the world. He knew that when Christians failed to act,
they opened themselves up for many things.
If other Germans had acted earlier, there would
have been no need for Bonhoeffer and his fellow con-
spirators to plot Hitler's assassination. Hitler would nev-
er have risen to power if Christians had not sat by
idlyand watched history which would mark Germany
forever unfold before their blinded eyes.
In England, Prime Minister Winston Churchill had
to unite the British against one common enemy Instead
of just saying that Great Britain was at war against the
Nazis, he said they were at war against Germany Soon,
all Germans were counted in with the Nazis. The British
became unable to discern between a good German and a
Nazi.
Following the war, the scales began to fall slowly
from their eyes. In London, a memorial service was held
for Boenhoffer. English people realized he was both a
good person and a German.
Christians today do not need to sit idly by and let
our freedoms be taken away; neither do we need to en-
gage in an assassination plot like Bonhoeffer did.
Things do not need to proceed that far. We simply need
to exercise our power to vote as Christians; we need to be
involved in activities in the community; we need to con-
trol what our children watch on TV; we need to read our
Bibles and pray and we need to attend a Bible-believing
church.
Don't let evil control our city county state or coun-
try


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.Ile.nh'_ Keep Food Safe This Summer


Summertime and liv-
ing goes outdoors -- it's the
time of year to be casual
with the way we eat and
serve food, often outside


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MIadison County
Extension Service


and in unusual places.
Think about it, there is al- Diann Douglas
ways a picnic in the park Guest Col1umnis
or at the beach, barbeques
in the backyard and camp-
ing trips. Bacteria grows
very easily in warmer weather and with warmer tem-
perature and unusual serving spots, your risk for food
borne illness increases drastically during the summer
months.
Hot days call for cool meals; we serve salads, fresh
fruit and vegetables, cold chicken, meat sandwiches.
Since bacteria love warm weather too, prepare and pack
these meals with care. The USDA Food Safety and In-
spection Service suggest the following practices to keep
your food safe this summer.
* Wash your hands before beginning any food prepa-
ration. If you are going to be outdoors and don't have a
water source for hand washing; take along a
hand sanitizer.
* Wash cutting boards, dishes, utensils
and countertops with hot water and soap
after preparing each food
item.
* Rinse fresh fruits
and vegetables, includ-
ing those with skins and
rinds that will not be eat-
en, under cool running
tap water.
* Once food is pre-
pared, don't let it sit out
in warm temperatures
for very long. Either store it
in the refrigerator or pack it
in an insulated cooler. Add enough
ice or ice packs to the cooler to keep
the food at 40�E (The temperature inside your
refrigerator)
* Take-out foods such as deli pota-
to salad, coleslaw or baked beans
should be eaten within 2 hours of
picking them up. Otherwise, pur-
chase them in advance and chill thor-
oughly then transport in a cooler andt. ,
reheat those that should be hot just before


Recently, as I was
leaving our Rotary Club
meeting here in Madison,
I was asked an interesting
question by a friend of
mine who has a small cor-
porate business. He asked
if borrowing money from
his closely held corpora-
tion would create any
problems with the IRS.
This question, on the
surface, seems quite sim-
ple. In fact, it is very com-
mon to see an
owner/shareholder bor-
row money from his own
business. Or, even in some
cases, loan money to his
own business. Afterall, it's
his business. Why would
anyone, particularly the
IRS, have an issue with
this?
The truth of the mat-
ter is that it can be a very
big issue with the IRS and
in some cases, without
proper planning, it can be
painfully expensive. The
IRS often reviews such
loans to determine if they
are merely disguised cash
withdrawals. For exam-
ple, the IRS may treat an
improperly structured
loan as a dividend, which
would be taxable to you
and not deductible by the
corporation. The result
could be an enormous tax
bill.
The IRS generally
asks the following ques-
tions when evaluating a
corporation's loan to one
of its shareholders:
* Does the borrowing
shareholder control the
corporation? The greater
the degree of control, the
more closely the loan will
be scrutinized.
* Did the corporation


eating.
* When it's time to eat,
don't let food sit out in the
hot sun for very long.
Choose a shady place to
eat or keep the cooler
close at hand.
Safe Grilling Practices
* Marinate meat, fish
and poultry in the refrig-
erator. Discard the mari-


nade and make a fresh batch for basting or to use on
cooked foods.
* Preheat the grill for 20 to 30 minutes or until the
coals are lightly coated with ash.
* Use a food thermometer to ensure that food reach-
es a safe internal temperature. Poultry must reach a
temperature of 1700 E Ground beef should be cooked to
160 �E Roasts, steaks and other large cuts of beef
should be cooked to at least 1450F (medium rare). Fish
should be opaque and flake easily
* Put grilled food on a clean platter. Don't return it
to the same plate that held the raw food.
SBurn off any cooked-food residue,
and then clean the grill before its next
use.
At Home or On-the-Go
SPicnic tables are busy breeding
grounds for germs. At home, clean the
surface with soap and hot water. Pack
disinfectant wipes to quick-
clean public picnic ta-
bles.
Leftovers should
be refrigerated within
two hours after cooking or
serving. Anything left out
longer should be discarded.
SWash hands before and af-
rter eating. Again, in case there's no
running water, pack a hand gel sani-
tizer or hand-cleaning wipes.
The University of Florida Exten-
sion 'IFAS- Madison County is an Equal Em-
ployment Opportunity Affirmative
S s Action Employer authorized to provide
Bf research, educational information
S' and other services only to individuals
Sr and institutions that function without
. regard to race, color sex, age, handicap
or national origin.


the appropriate terms, but
the shareholder/owner
doesn't adhere to the
terms.
For instance, one of
the biggest abuses is not
paying an appropriate lev-
el of interest or no interest
at all on a demand loan. In
this case, the IRS may im-
pute interest, but a rate of
110%, 120%, or even 130%
of the AFR. To make mat-
ters worse, they may re-
quire the interest to be
included in the sharehold-
er/owner's income, but
not allow a deduction to
the corporation.
The bottom line is
that a shareholder in a cor-
poration can't treat the cor-
poration's business as his
own, even if he's the sole
shareholder. He needs to
separate personal business
and personal transactions
from that of the corpora-
tion's. It's quite obvious
the IRS scrutinizes related
party transactions, partic-
ularly in the case of share-
holder/owner loans.
Shareholder loans can be
innocent on the surface,
but if not properly docu-
mented, can bring very un-
expected consequences.
Mark Buescher, CPA is
owner and principal of
Buescher and Ruff LLC, a
local full service account-
ing firm in Madison, spe-
cializing in tax
preparation, business con-
sulting and tax planning.
Tax laws contain varying
effective dates and numer-
ous limitations and exemp-
tions that cannot be
summarized easily. For de-
tails and guidance for your
specific situation, contact
your tax advisor


Shareholder Loans

Face IRS Scrutiny


require adequate collater-
al for the loan?
* Is the borrower fi-
nancially able to repay the
loan within a reasonable
time period?
* Did the shareholder
sign a promissory note
with an appropriate inter-
est rate, a reasonable re-
payment schedule, and a
fixed maturity date?
* Has the borrower
been making the required
payments on schedule?
* If the borrower
missed a paymentss, has
the corporation tried to
collect?
When a corporation
lends money to one of its
shareholders, the transac-
tion should be structured
as though it were being
made to an unrelated par-
ty - a stranger. The bor-
rower should sign a
promissory note that in-
cludes payment terms and
a final due date. The pay-
ment terms could include
a lump sum payment or
they could include amor-
tized periodic payments.
Additionally an inter-
est rate should be stated in
the promissory note. The


interest to be charged
should be at the IRS statu-
tory rate in effect at the
time of the loan. The IRS
actually publishes quar-
terly Revenue Rulings out-
lining Applicable Federal
Rates (AFR). The sched-
ules outline rates based
upon whether the loan is
short term, mid-term, or
long-term and whether the
payment schedule is
monthly quarterly semi-
annual, or annually
Another favorable in-
dicator by the IRS as to the
legitimacy of the loan, al-
though not mandatory is
whether adequate collater-
al has been required. Also,
the terms of the loan
should be voted on by the
Board of Directors, and
the details should be en-
tered into the corporate
minutes. The borrower
should make payments ac-
cording to the agreed-upon
schedule.
Obviously the IRS is
quite serious about docu-
mentation of shareholder
loans. All too often, I see
instances where loans
may be fully documented
by a promissory note with


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ent volunteers for yard work at school facilities.
The discussion became more intense when
the matter of privatizing cafeteria and custodial
worker positions arose. George Williams, Presi-
dent of the Madison County Educational Associ-
ation, spoke against the matter, saying that even
if it did save the district some money, "you'll lose
something far more important - that community
connection."
As others in the audience protested different
measures, Board Chair Hagan reminded them
that the time for public input was already past;
that time had been at the School Board's budget
workshop held just the previous evening, as well
as a series of town hall meetings before then,
from which the list of budget items had been
gleaned. "Tonight, we're voting on these items,"
she said.
By far the most contentious items on the list
concerned small school administrators and the
cost-saving plan chosen for restructuring the Ex-
cel School.
With the small school administrators, the
measure called for cutting small school adminis-
trators to an eleven-month contract, essentially
docking 24 days pay for the principals of Lee,
Pinetta and Greenville. It passed 3-2, with Hagan
and board members Tina Johnson and Clyde
Alexander voting yes, while Kenny Hall and Bart
Alford voted no. The vote led to a short, heated
exchange between Hagan and Greenville Elemen-
tary Principal Davis Barclay, who questioned
why the board chose to retain a $20,000 activity
bus expense, yet voted to leave Greenville Ele-
mentary without an administrator during its
summer programs. Hagan replied that since Bar-
clay had become the Greenville Elementary prin-
cipal, the school had gone from an "A" rating to
an "F" and was now a "D." Hagan also denied a
statement from boardmember Hallthat her vote
was based on a personal dislike of Barclay, stat-
ing that it was strictly a budget issue.
The Excel School proved to be another hot
button issue with those present. Parents and oth-
er audience members felt that the option chosen
by a 3/2 vote was inadequate for the students'
needs. Sean Golder, Executive Director of Twin
Oaks, who had presented the other non-cho-
senoption of leasing the Excel Building and pro-
viding both teaching and counseling services, the
latter of which could be reimbursed by Medicaid,
asked to leave his offer on the table for future re-
consideration by the board, should the option
they had voted on prove inadequate, because
"these are your at-risk kids...the ones most likely
to end up in a juvenile facility or residential pro-
gram."
Hagan declared a ten-minute recess before
coming back to adjourn. With only a few minutes
left for public input, Judy Townsend and Cheryl
Brown Clemons expressed disappointment with
the board's Excel vote for an option that put the
students on a full day rather than a half day, but
provided little to no improvement in the services
they would receive.
"As a mother and a grandmother, I am disap-
pointed in all of you," said Townsend. "You have
thrown our children under the bus."


Baseball Team


Workshop

cont from Page 1
of its five percent target of $835,902.
The Board had put together a list of budget cut-
ting ideas, gathered from a series of town hall meet-
ings, that ranged from cutting teacher and
administrative positions, to moving Greenville, Pinet-
ta and Lee Elementary students into Madison Central
School, to privatizing custodial and cafeteria services,
to rerouting buses more efficiently.
As the meeting opened for public input, however,
the proposed three-minute limit per speaker quickly
fell by the wayside.
Brody Herring brought up the stipends and sup-
plements paid to directors and administrators for pro-
fessional development or for extra hours spent as part
of the school board's negotiating team with MCEA.
He also asked about performance pay for those admin-
istrators in "A" or "B" schools and questioned why
these could not be cut instead of 14 teachers.
Superintendent Lou Miller explained that perfor-
mance pay was a state requirement, and emphasized
that should the board decide to cut fourteen teaching
positions, it would be handled through retirements, at-
trition and non-recommendations, not through firings.
"I understand that," said Herring. "You're not go-
ing to be going up to teachers and telling them 'You
don't have a job anymore.'" But teachers who leave
and are not replaced are "leaving vacant spots for the
kids...it's all about the kids," he added, a theme that
was echoed by other speakers as well.
Deloris Jones brought up the question of the
Madison Excel School, a subject that dominated the
rest of the evening.
The board had drawn up several options for re-
structuring the school, including one that called for
contracting 90 percent of the student FTE monies to
Twin Oaks and the rest to the school district, with
Twin Oaks leasing the Excel building from the dis-
trict, providing the students with instructional and
other services. Cheryl Brown Clemons asked about
the possibility of restructuring Excel much like the
old Opportunity Center, as a program within an exist-
ing school, with the students attending full-day instead
of half-day sessions.
Board member Kenny Hall replied that teacher
certification and other requirements had become
more stringent since the days of the old Opportunity
Center, and Miller added that the board hoped to have
Excel continue as its own school.
Additionally, there was some question as to
whether some of the Excel students would be allowed
back into their home schools. Amid discussion of how
much the Madison Central School and Madison High
School would have to restructure in order to accom-
modate students now housed in the Excel facility,
VeEtta Hagan interjected, "school grades are a mess.
They (Excel students) could not bring the school's
grades down any further because they are just a
mess."
As the public portion of the meeting drew to a
close, Dr. James Brown took the floor and took up the
theme of "all about the kids," saying that the Excel fa-
cility filled a vital gap as an alternative school, because
without it, some kids would end up without the educa-
tion they needed to survive, costing taxpayers even
more - as much as $250,000 during an average lifetime,
he added, as the time allotted for the public portion of
the meeting ran out and Hagan adjourned the pro-
ceedings.


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To do this, the team
needs the community's
continued support. To
date, we have sold raffle
tickets, watermelons and
chicken and rice dinners
in an effort to help cover
the expenses of uniforms,
tournament fees, travel-
ing and lodging. Our
team truly appreciates
everything this commu-


nity has done to support
this team, but we need
your continued
support.
If you are interested
in sponsoring our team,
please call Billy Tolar or
send your check, made
payable to: Madison
County Babe Ruth
League, c/o Billy Tolar,
317 SW Osceola Way,


Tournament

cont from Page 1
for the transplant. The first will be on
Saturday, June 25, as a basketball tour-
nament will be held at North Florida
Community College. Registration for
teams begins at 9:30 a.m. with tip-off for
the first game at 10 a.m.
A prize will be given to the winners
of the tournament.
Donations can also be made to a spe-


Greenville, FL 32331.
Please call 850.673.7957 if
you have any questions or
would like your donation
picked up.
The team is made up
of the following players
and coaches; #1 Brannon
Tolar, #2 Vinsonte Allen,
#3 Blaydon Plain, #4
Mitch Rutherford, #5
Rhett Rutherford, #6 Ri-


cial fund set up at Madison County
Community Bank for Marcus Moore, Jr.
"I am also asking you to keep my
family and I in your prayers with the
hope that we continue to have strength
throughout our journey Thank you and
may God bless you," Moore said.
Marcus Moore, Jr. is the son of
Nyra and Marcus Moore, Sr.


ley Borgert, #7 Brady
Browning, #10 Zarion
Preaster, #12 Caleb Ginn,
#25 Will Sullivan, #27
Jake Driggers, #32 Tyrece
Pryor, Coaches are Billy
Tolar, Dan Rutherford,
and Jack Plain


6/15
Christopher Aaron
Williams - Out of coun-
ty warrant
Stadius Brown - Lo-
cal warrant, battery on a
spouse, resisting arrest
without violence
Luis Cuevas - Dri-
ving while license sus-
pended or revoked, out
of county warrant
Verne Lee Davis -
VOP
James Clifford
Bryant - VOP
Brandon Rashad
Smith - Criminal regis-
tration
6/16
Luis Louis Cuevas -
Out of county warrant
Ronlyn Deshon
Monlyn - Abuse of a
spouse, abuse (child en-
dangerment)
6/17
Frederick Antwon
McCray - Burglary, petit
theft, VOP


Con ervative

corner
By Alai Rubio


"For me, Medicare is not a political talking
point. My parents immigrated to the United
States in the late 1950s. They worked hard for
over 40 years to provide their children the chance
to do all the things they themselves could not.
But they never made much money As a result,
they retired with precious little in savings.
Medicare was and is the only way they could ac-
cess health care....
'America needs Medicare. We need it to con-
tinue without any benefit reductions for those
like my mother currently in the system. And we
need it to survive for my generation and my chil-
dren's generation.
"But Medicare is going bankrupt. Anyone
who says it is not is simply lying. And anyone
who is in favor of doing nothing to deal with this
fact is in favor of bankrupting it.
"Medicare will go broke in as little as 9 years.
No one likes this news, but it is the undeniable
truth. And the sooner we begin to deal with it,
the better off we are all going to be.
"My goals are simple. First, I will not support
any plan that changes Medicare for people like
my mother who are currently on the plan. We
cannot ask seniors to go out and get a job to pay
for their health care.
"Second, any solution must solve the prob-
lem. We need to save Medicare, not simply delay
its bankruptcy
'And third, any solution cannot hurt econom-
ic growth. At a time of high unemployment,
Americans cannot afford to pay more taxes.
"I will support any serious plan that accom-
plishes these three things. It does not matter to
me if it comes from a Democrat or Republican.
Saving Medicare is more important than partisan
politics.
"House Budget Committee Chairman PAUL
RYAN has offered a plan. I support H. Con. Res. 34
because, right now, it is the only plan out there
that helps save Medicare.
"Democrats oppose this plan. Fine. But, if
they have a better way to save Medicare, what are
they waiting for to show us? What is their plan to
save Medicare? Either show us how Medicare
survives without any changes or show us what
changes you propose we make. Anyone who sup-
ports doing nothing on Medicare is a supporter of
bankrupting Medicare.
"Where is the Senate Democratic plan to save
Medicare?
"Where is President Obama's plan to save
Medicare?
"They have no plan to save Medicare and they
do not plan to offer one. They have decided that
winning their next election is more important
than saving Medicare for my mother and retirees
like her.
"I have been in the Senate just long enough to
be disgusted by the reality that Washington has
too many people who think their personal politi-
cal careers are more important than our coun-
try's future....
"We are running out of time to save Medicare
for our parents and secure it for our children. If
we fail, history will never forgive us." Complete
Statement, 5/25/2011 Congressional Record S
3335-6.

THE MADISON COUNTY REPUBLICAN
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Will meet at 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, June 28
at the Madison Public Library.
ALL REPUBLICANS WELCOME
Paid for and approved by the Madison
County Republican Executive Committee
MadisonRepublican@embarqmail.com


Antonio Lee Hiers -
Burglary of a residence,
dealing in stolen proper-
ty, petit theft
Justin Samuel
Wingate - No valid dri-
vers license
Jeremy Marquise
McDaniel - VOP (coun-
ty), failure to appear for
arraignment
Amber Hallie
Schnackenberg - VOP
(circuit)
Henry Tyrone
Bohler - VOP (circuit)
6/18
Audencioz Santizo
Vazquez - No drivers li-
cense
Darrell Dewayne
Hudson - Driving while
license suspended
6/19
Wayne Cornelious
Jones - Out of county
warrant
Cody Allen Cooper -
VOP (battery and crimi-
nal mischief)


Michael Rodney
Simmons - DUI
Zenarby Alberton
Huntley - Possession of
marijuana less than 20
grams
6/20
Eugene Edward
Merritt, Jr. - Criminal
registration
Emmanuel Landle
Ratliff - Burglary of a
dwelling, grand theft,
criminal mischief
Antwoine Damario
Wilson - Stalking, ha-
rassing phone calls
Troy Derek Mend-
heim - Attempts, solici-
tation and conspiracy
6/21
Latravis Centell
Tarver - Child abuse, ob-
struction, battery, abuse,
drivers license violation
Monica Rochelle
Williams - Domestic bat-
tery, resisting arrest
without violence
Samuel Lee James -
Domestic battery (sim-
ple)
Javon Thompson -
VOP (circuit)
Keshanna Weather-
spoon - Domestic vio-
lence, VOP
Angus Clayborne
Davenport - Felony bat-
tery


Thank You
We would like to thank everyone for the kind expressions
of sympathy shown to us during the passing of our sister,
Becky Davis. The food, phone calls and prayers were so very
much appreciated. We would also like to thank all the care-
givers who were such a blessing to during her illness. The
Nursing Home personnel, MCMH staff, Home Health and Se-
nior Citizens Council did a wonderful job. A big "thanks" to
you all and may God bless you!
Wally and Vonnie Davis and family
Mary Ann Burns and family
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June 24
Vacation Bible School, First
United Methodist Church in
Madison. 8:30-11:30 a.m. Theme:
"Shake It Up Cafe: Where Kids
Carry Out God's Recipe."
June 25
A fundraising basketball tour-
nament will be held at North
Florida Community College for
Marcus Moore, Jr., who is need of
a kidney transplant. Registration
begins at 9:30 a.m. at the gym and
the tournament begins at 10 a.m.
Donations can be made to benefit
Moore at Madison County Com-
munity Bank.
June 26
Farewell reception at Lee
United Methodist Church for Rev.
Richard Quackenbush and his
wife, Ginny, from 2-4 p.m. The
public is invited to honor the
Quackenbushes. Rev. Quacken-
bush is retiring after 19 years as
pastor of Lee UMC. Light refresh-
ments will be served.
June 26-July 1
Vacation Bible School,
Greenville Baptist Church, Sup-
per at 6:15 each evening. VBS ends
at 8:45 each night. Theme: "Big
Apple Adventure." Community
kickoff for VBS Saturday, June 25,
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Everyone is wel-
come.
July 9
Grace Temple Outreach Min-
istries, Inc. presents a "Women in
Prayer Conference" at The
Woman's Club in Madison, from
11 a.m.-1 p.m. The theme of the
conference will be "A Woman God
Can Use." Register online at
www.gtom.us.
Every First And Third Monday
Consolidated Christian Min-
istries, located at 799-C SW Pinck-
ney Street in Madison has
changed their food distribution


give-out days. Food will now be
given out on the first and third
Monday of each month from 10
a.m.-2:30 p.m. to those who have
signed up and qualified in accor-
dance with USDA guidelines. Any-
one can come in and see if they
qualify and sign up on the follow-
ing days: Tuesday, Wednesday or
Thursday from 9-11:45 a.m.


Second Thursday of
Each Month
Caregivers' Group at First
United Methodist Church in
Madison, 10:30-11:30 a.m., in the
fellowship hall.
Every First Thursday
There will be a Concerned Cit-
izens' meeting each first Thurs-
day at 5:30 p.m. at the Hickory Hill
Auction location, 224B SW Range
Ave., between Madison Eye Clinic
and Ashlyn's Rose Petals. Open
discussions of community con-
cern. Everyone is welcome. For
more information, call 850-973-


2328
First Tuesday of Each Month
Florida A & M University Co-
operative Extension Program, En-
trepreneurial Rural Business
Development Outreach Project
(ERBDOP) in partnership with
North Florida Workforce will be
hosting entrepreneur education
workshops. The goal is to educate


citizens in rural communities on
how to jump start and/or expand
their own businesses. Partici-
pants will learn how to write a
business plan; establish for prof-
its and non-profit business; iden-
tify grants and loans, network;
understand product development,
distribution and marketing; and
receive basic education and train-
ing on financial literacy, business
growth, credit literacy and small
business management issues.To
register to attend the workshops,
please contact Donna Salters at
the ERBDOP Office at 850-599-3546


or e-mail your interest to don-
na.salters@famu.edu. Workshops
are held on the first Tuesday of
the month from 1-3 p.m. at North
Florida Workforce, 705 East Base
Street Madison, FL 32340; (850)
973-2672.
Second Saturday Each Month
Yogi Bear Opry, Yogi Bear
Campground, 7 p.m.
Every Tuesday-Saturday
The Diamonds in the Ruff
Adoption Program at the Suwan-
nee Valley Humane Society is
open every Tuesday through Sat-
urday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is
located on 1156 SE Bisbee Loop,
Madison, FL 32340. For more in-
formation, or directions, call (866)
236-7812 or (850) 971-9904.
Third Tuesday of Each Month
The Greater Greenville Area
Diabetes Support Group is a free
educational service and support
for diabetes and those wanting to
prevent diabetes. The group meets
the third Tuesday of each month
at the Greenville Public Library
Conference Room at 312 SW
Church St., Greenville, 11-11:30
a.m. Everyone is welcome!
Every Wednesday and Friday
The Senior Citizens' Center's
sewing club for seniors 60 and old-
er meets every Wednesday and
Friday. For more information or
to sign up, please call (850) 973-
4241.
Fourth Wednesday of
Each Month
An informational meeting for
those injured and needing help re-
turning to work will be held the
fourth Wednesday of each month
from 12-3 p.m. at the Madison
County Extension Office located
at 184 College Loop, Madison. The
meeting is free and open to the
public. For more information,
please call (850) 245-3489.


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Big B

By Lynette Norris
Greene Publishing, Inc.
When they outgrow
toy trains and acces-
sories, they graduate to
the real thing.
John Leynes, Jr., the
son of Avice and John
Leynes., Sr., of Cherry
Lake (descendants of the
Wood and Sutley families
of Madison), is also an
avid railroad enthusiast.
He recently bought him-
self a custom-made track
car and took it for a spin
Friday morning, June 17,
on a length of unused
railroads tracks near the
old Madison Welding
sign off State Road 53.
Leynes, who now
lives in Jacksonville, and
his friend, Jay Boggs,
met up with Paul Zaro of
San Jose, Calif., to look
over Leynes' new prize
possession, the bright or-
ange Beaver Car, an exact
replica of those manu-
factured by the Beaver
Car Company of Canada.
Zaro, who usually builds
hot-rod cars out in Cali-
fornia, built the little or-
ange Beaver Car,
custom-machining
everything for Leynes. It
was a $50,000 car, which
he sold to Leynes for
$17,000.
When asked about
the strange company
name, Boggs replied that
Canadians were more
apt to buy something
named after a beaver,
moose, or other native
critter, so many compa-


RATT


"Red.


oys' Railroad Toys


Greene Publishing, Inc., Photo by Lynette Norris, June 17, 2011
Madison County Coordinator Allen Cherry, new rail car owner John Leynes,
Jr., custom builder Paul Zaro and friend Jay Boggs pose beside "the finest two-
seater rail car in North America."


nies in Canada name
themselves accordingly.
The type of car
Leynes purchased once
zipped up and down
tracks all over the coun-
try, inspecting tracks and
signals, and transporting
maintenance crews, but
the they were rendered
obsolete by the new hy-
rail equipment, trucks
with "drop-down" whe-
els. The new hy-rail
wheels could travel stan-
dard roads and highways
to a section of railroad,
and then "drop down"
the rail wheels that al-
lowed them to travel the
railroad. The hy-rails
saved time, needing no
other vehicles to trans-
port or offload them, and
they eventually replaced
the track cars. Compa-
nies stopped manufac-


turning them about a
decade ago and many
ended up rusting and
disintegrating in junk-
yards and rail yards.
Leynes' friend Boggs
is also a rail car fan, and
a fan in general of any-
thing to do with rail-
roads. Originally from
Dayton, Ohio, he grew
up in railroading family
with grandfathers and
uncles who worked for
the railroad companies.
He also owns a track
car, having purchased
and restored one when
he was still in high
school in 1962. "That
was at least a couple of
years ago," he joked.
Boggs and Leynes
have traveled up and
down the Eastern
Seaboard in rail cars,
and Leynes had been


looking for a rail car for
sale for years. It was dur-
ing a "stunning rail ride
through Canada" in 2005
that he met Zaro, who
would later build "the
finest two-seater rail car
in North America" for
him.
Boggs, Leynes and
Zaro are all members of
NARCOA, the North
American Rail Car Oper-
ators Association, an or-
ganization that
coordinates information
on unused rail lines and
branch lines that track
car enthusiasts use to
travel all over the coun-
try
"Anything to pro-
mote railroading," said
Boggs. "One way to solve
our fuel problems. It's a
very efficient way to
move."


Pact To Present


White


Your local Rural Area Theater (RAT) is proud to pre-
sent "Red, White, and Tuna," a comedy about small
town life in the south. Tickets are on sale now for the
performances which will run June 23 - 26 at the RAT's
location at 196 S. Range Street, Madison. Besides an ex-
cellent performance by local talent, theater patrons will
be treated to a bar-b-que picnic and have a chance to win
great door prizes donated by local merchants.
The Rural Area Theater opened in February, 2010
and is staffed completely with volunteers who share a
passion for the theatrical arts. All show proceeds are put
back into the company (known as the RATT pact) to
grow future productions. The troupe performs at least
four shows per year, including one children's show.
Many rehearsal hours are spent in preparation for each
performance, and feedback from patrons has been posi-
tive. "I felt just like I was at a Broadway production," and
"you have an awesome little theater" are two examples
of the positive comments received after performances.
Red, White, and Tuna is a sequel to last summer's
smash hit performed at the RAT. The show centers
around the eccentric residents of Tuna, TX (the third
smallest town in the state) as they prepare for the annu-
al July 4 high school reunion. More than fireworks will
pop as the ladies (and
maybe some men) com-
pete for the coveted title of
reunion queen. A host of
wj Il1 ~characters are portrayed
by a few actors including


, And Tuna"
Alberto Rosario, Donn Smith, and Justin Webb, and the
RATT pact's founders Judie Baldwin and Jessica Webb
make cameo appearances. The Dunn family lend their
creative talents with Dawn Renner as backstage manag-
er, Teagun Dunn, as costume assistant, and Tim Dunn
as tech coordinator.
Laughs are guaranteed, along with good food, pre-
pared by Cheryl Abercrombie, good music, and good
friends. Make your reservations now by calling 850-673-
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Training Course
By Kristin Finney
Greene Publishing, Inc.
North Florida Community College is making
strides to helping the planet. One program that
NFCC is offering is the Green Industries Institute or
GII. This program is being held in Monticello on
June 25 and July 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The course is
open to any individual or group representing orga-
nizations, whether it be a business, a club, a non-
profit or a school.
The course is designed to train these individuals
on how to grow a community garden. It will also
show them how to plant organic vegetables and help
organize their groups to successfully grow their
own community garden.
The topics for the class are: "Organizing from
within: creating a strong core group: Creating goals
to form a directed, motivated group. Connecting
with the community: Tools to let your garden con-
nect you to your neighbors. Garden planning: De-
signing and planting a productive garden. Also,
Garden maintenance: Keep your garden vibrant and
healthy"
The instructor for the course is Claire Mitchell.
She is a Sustainable Agriculture Programs Manager
from Tallahassee. She has a Bachelors of Arts from
the University of Florida.
The cost for the course is $105 per person. This
cost includes both days and both classes. Partici-
pants must attend both classes.
For more information on the course, email
Claire Mitchell at mitchellc@nfcc.edu.
al Ihe
June 23 - 26 rt r Theter
196 S Range Streel
Madison, FL

Includes a
sbbq . 4
b Picnic!

Join the residents of Tuna (3rd smallest town in Texas) as
they come together for the annual high school reunion where
Patsy Cl/ne lives on and more than fireworks exolode!


STARRING
LOCAL TALENT:
* Donn Smith
* Justin Webb
* Alberto Rosario
For show times and ticket information:
www.rattpact.comr

850.673.9585
Written by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, & Ed Howard
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Part 4 - Highlights From
the 100 Year History of
the Madison Woman's
Club Through the Eyes of
Past Presidents


By Lynette Norris
Greene Publishing, Inc.
In May of 2011, the
Madison Woman's Club
celebrated their 100th an-
niversary as an ongoing
civic organization in
Madison. This series
takes a look back at some
of the things they have
accomplished during
that time.
Past President Judy
Steen (2000-2002)


~7.!


Judy Steen presided
over the Madison
Woman's Club during a
two-year time span that
was like no other in the
history of the country for
national and internation-
al events shaking the
country all the way down
to the local level. When
the 2000 Presidential
Election dragged on for
several weeks prior to be-
ing resolved, the whole
country was in an uproar.
At the time, no one could
even imagine what could
top that.
Less than a year lat-
er, the terrorist attacks of
9/11 had all but eclipsed
memories of the con-
tentious election.
In the midst of it all,
the ladies of the Madison
Woman's Club kept quiet-
ly meeting and working


and doing what needed to
be done to help the mem-
bers of their community
who needed a helping
hand or an act or kind-
ness. They reached out to
others in the surround-
ing area as well as help-
ing each other in times of
mourning and need,
sending cards and flow-
ers and visiting the sick
among their members.
They continued the
tradition of planting
memorial trees in honor
of deceased members,
bringing the total at that
time to 105 trees.
It was also during
this time that the handi-
cap ramp was installed at
the Club House, making
it accessible not only to
disabled club members
but also to disabled resi-
dents who attended
events held by other orga-
nizations at the facility
A committee was
formed to work on the
grounds surrounding the
building.
Other charitable pro-
jects included a Woman's
Club team participation
in Relay for Life cancer
survivor awareness pro-
gram. Operation Christ-
mas Child was another
recurring project, with
members gathering to-
gether canned goods and
Christmas gifts for less
fortunate children. The
Hacienda Girls' Ranch, a
shelter for abused and ne-
glected girls was again a
beneficiary, as members
donated gifts and money
for the girls.
They continued their
interest in, and support
of, education. At one of
their meetings, they had
Della Carroll, a woman


who worked with Special Past President
Needs Children from Mrs. PK. Rowell
Kindergarten - Fourth
Grade as a special guest
presenter, talking about
her work. Another guest
speaker at another meet-
ing was Teacher of the
Year for 2001-2002. They
also had the NFCC Stu-
dent of the Year as a


guest speaker and
learned about courses
available for continuing
education at NFCC.
Other people and or-
ganizations in the com-
munity took notice of
the Woman's Club and
their efforts, lauding
them for their work. At
one meeting, the Club
learned that one of their
members had received a
certificate of apprecia-
tion from the Salvation
Army for her work and
dedication to that organi-
zation.
At another meeting,
the family of Mrs. Flori-
da Davis donated a
speaker's podium to the
club in her honor. Davis
had been an active mem-
ber of both the Garden
Club and the Woman's
Club, and the podium is
the one both clubs still
use today
All in all, they kept
things together and car-
ried on, making plans for
new yearbooks and hold-
ing membership drives,
and even having a special
presentation/film on the
life and art of Vincent
Van Gogh, a troubled
artist who nevertheless
saw beauty in the world
around him. It was a re-
minder that this same
world holds beauty for us
as well, even during the
darkest times.


(1983-1984)
There were 70 mem-
bers of the Madison
Woman's Club while Mrs.
PK. Rowell was presi-
dent. Then, as now, they
were concerned with the
problem Madison County
was having with illegal
drugs, and set out to
learn more about it and
what they could do to
help their community
deal with the issue by
inviting law enforcement
officers as guest speakers
on the topic. They were
also involved with rais-
ing funds to help the
Madison County Fire
purchase the "Jaws of
Life," a vital but expen-
sive piece of rescue
equipment used for cut-
ting open smashed vehi-
cles in car accidents so
the victims can be pulled
out and taken to safety
But sometimes, as
the song says, "Girls Just
Wanna Have Fun." Club
ladies showed they knew
how to relax and not take
themselves too seriously
when they put together a
Funny Fashion Show at
their 1983 St. Paddy's Day
Meeting. After recogniz-
ing several important


County who had been in-
vited as special guests,
members and guests
alike kicked back for an
unusual and hilarious
take on a typical fashion
show: pencil skirts cov-
ered with pencils and a
box jackets that were lit-
erally large cardboard
boxes worn as jackets.
On another occasion,
then-Senator Bill Grant
was a guest speaker, ad-
dressing issues that were
coming up that year in
the Florida House of Rep-
resentatives. Grant was
introduced by Kathleen
Burnette, a Club member
who was also Madison
County's Supervisor of
Elections. Burnette also
spoke at the meeting, ex-
plaining the new voting
system Madison County
would be using, as well as
talking about the Florida
State Association of Su-
pervisor of Election's
Scholarship Fund. That
year, the recipient was a
Madison County student,
Chris McFarland.
Five club members
who were also Pink
Ladies were recognized
for over 400 hours of vol-
unteer service and
fundraising efforts on be-
half of the Madison
County Memorial Hospi-
tal, especially with their
"Remembrance Fund,"
established in 1975, that
received donations in re-
membrance of loved ones.
The club donated money
to this fund throughout
the year.
Members also contin-
ued working with their
"adopted daughters" in
the Future Homemakers
of America organization,


helping the girls with pro-
jects that addressed the is-
sues of teenage
pregnancy (Madison
County at that time had
the highest teen pregnan-
cy rate in the state of
Florida). They also host-
ed informational meet-
ings for parents and
students concerning the
drug problem.
Working with the
Madison County Home
Extension Office, they
helped plan the Health
Fair at the Madison Coun-
ty High School.
For Christmas, the
members helped with the
Drive-Through Nativity
by furnishing props and
costumes for the children
who were enacting vari-
ous scenes from the birth
of Christ in the vacant lot
behind First Baptist
Church. For both Christ-
mas and Thanksgiving,
they made baskets of
canned goods and fruits
for needy families.
However, charity
wasn't confined to the hol-
iday season; the club
helped several families
who had lost their homes
to fires by gathering cloth-
ing, food and other basic
necessities for them.
As always, they
helped with numerous
other charities through-
out the year, with door-to-
door collection
campaigns, ticket sales
and fundraising suppers
for the March of Dimes,
Cancer Society, Heart
Fund, Cystic Fibrosis,
United Cerebral Palsy
and Muscular Dystrophy
Then as now, the
women of the Madison
Woman's Club made a
difference.


Gary Milam Joins Langdale Hyundai In Valdosta

By Lynette Norris Valdosta Highway, close grandchild, two-year-old Wade Wilson, who lives in
Greene Publishing, Inc. to the Mom and Pop's Lee with parents Kyle and Christie Wilson. He also
After three and a half years of living and work- Restaurant. has grandchildren in Jacksonville and Moultrie.
ing in Louisiana, Gary Milam is back...not in Madi- Milam, who was When he first saw Madison again after being
son, but close. For the last month, he has been born in Moultrie, Ga., away for so long, "I thought, what a beautiful little
working at Langdale Hyundai in Valdosta, on North moved around a lot, but town it was. I remember it being beautiful and it
lived in Madison for still is, with friendly people willing to go out of their
About 11 years during way to help you."
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He remembers hunting parties with then-Sheriff
Joe Peavey, and has lots of fond memories of good
friends like Bill Washington, Kenny Hall, Larry
Townsend and Tommy Greene. "One thing I always
loved about the
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being where they're supposed to be, or where he re-
members them being. There is also something dif-
ferent about Four Freedoms Park, but he can't quite
put his finger on it yet.
When he came back to work in Valdosta, he
looked at many car dealerships before he chose
Langdale Hyundai, because general manger Mike
Markham and sales manager Nick De John made
such a good impression on him. "They're good peo-
ple," he said.
He is also looking forward to some hunting, fish-
ing and relaxation in Madison area, just as soon as
he figures out where to fit it in, after working from
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To say that Madi-
son has changed over
the years would be an
extreme understate-
ment. The older genera-
tion once knew a
Madison with movie
theaters, dime stores
and many other ameni-
ties that no longer
grace this small town.
Eartha Barfield has
lived in Madison for the
majority of her life.
She attended high
school in Greenville
and spent many of her
afternoons at Suwan-
nee River Junior Col-
lege's (now North
Florida Community
College) ball field.
Barfield played bas-
ketball for her high
school and, after school,
almost every day she and
the team would practice
at the college's ball
fields. "I also used to
jump rope and play hop-
scotch. There were a
whole bunch of us who
used to go out there," ex-
plained Barfield.
Growing up,
Barfield stayed busy
helping around the
house also. She helped
to cook dinners for her
and her family. She also
cleaned around her
house by dusting and
mopping the floors
every week.
Some of her hob-
bies included sewing, a
hobby that she still
holds today. "I want to
learn to crotchet, too,"
said Barfield. She en-
joys sewing all sorts of
things, so many in fact
that she can't list just
one favorite. Sewing al-


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lowed her a chance
growing up to have
something to do when
she wasn't playing ball.
Another activity
that Barfield enjoyed
doing, and she even de-
scribed it as her job,
was planting flowers.
She enjoyed working in
the garden and planti-
ng all kinds of flowers.
Being outside was
one of Barfield's fa-
vorite things. Whether
she was outside playing
ball or working in the
garden, a large portion
of her time was spent
outdoors.
Being outdoors
played a large part in
Madison's past. Unlike
present day, there was
not much to do inside.
There were no video
games or computers to
entertain children, so
instead, they went out-
side to play with other
children.


June 27, 1941
Cutler Littleton has just finished digging a
well that is 340 Ft. 7 inches deep at the Fraleigh
Tobacco Co.
Pearl Elizabeth Brooke is engaged to William
Blalock Raines.
Mrs. WF Standley meets death in a car acci-
dent in Monticello.
Royal Crown Cola, 2 full glasses for 10 cents!

June 29, 1951
Small Claims Court will open in County on
July 2nd.
Madison Twin Rivers baseball league defeat-
ed Jennings 13 to 10.
Billie Oliver, Bobby Williamson and Leroy
Rutherford left Sunday to attend Boys' State at
FSU.
David Byrd was not guilty of a manslaughter
charge according to the Jury.

June 23, 1961
Mr. and Mrs. J W Cason were honored with a
supper Saturday night, June 17, given at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Doil Burnett, in celebration of
their 34th wedding anniversary.
Jimmy Copeland, sponsored by the Lions
club, Ronnie McNeil by the Rotary Club and
Charles Johnson by the American Legion are at-
tending Boys' State in Tallahassee this week.
John Gordon Ashley III, infant son of Mr. and
Mrs. Gordon Ashley, was baptized at the Presby-
terian Church Sunday morning.
Mrs. Clyde Thomas reported to the paper Fri-
day that a sunflower had grown to 10 12 feet in her
yard at Yellow Pine Sub-division.

June 25, 1971
On June 1, 1971, at Fort Rucker, Alabama,
Richard W Williams of Madison received an ap-
pointment from the Secretary of Defense to the
rank of Warrant Office One in the United States
Army Reserve.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Williamson enter-
tained at the rehearsal dinner Friday evening
honoring their son Wayne Williamson and Miss
Carroll Martin.
Army Private First Class Freddie L. Jones, 19,
son of Mrs. Sarah Haynes, Route 3, Madison, Fl.,
recently received the Bronze Star Medal in Viet-
nam.
Madison High School Class of 1961, held a re-
union Saturday, June 19, in the Woman's Club. Af-
ter a steak cookout, Mrs. E. B. Browning called
the role and each one stood and told of their ac-
tivities during the intervening years.


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City of Madison, Florida

2010 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report
We're pleased to present to you this year's Annual Water Quality Report. This report is designed to inform you about the quality water
and services we deliver to you every day. Our constant goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water. We want
you to understand the efforts we make to continually improve the water treatment process and protect our water resources. We are commit
ted to ensuring the quality of your water. The city's water is secured from three wells located around the City. Your water is drawn from the
prestigious Floridan Aquifer and is chlorinated for disinfection purposes then fluoridated for dental health purposes; a sequestering agent is
also added for the purpose of corrosion control.
If you have any questions about this report or concerning your water utility, please contact Mr. Johnny Webb, Water Superintendent for
the City of Madison at (850) 973-5081. If you want to learn more, please attend any of our regularly scheduled meetings. They are held on the
second Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, 321 SW Rutledge St., Madison, FL.
The City of Madison routinely monitors for contaminants in your drinking water according to Federal and State laws, rules, and regular
tions. Except where indicated otherwise, this report is based on the results of our monitoring for the period of January 1 to December 31,
2010. Data obtained before January 1, 2010, and presented in this report are from the most recent testing done in accordance with the laws,
rules, and regulations.
The Department of Environmental Protection has performed a Source Water Assessment on our system in 2009. These assessments
were conducted to provide information about any potential sources of contamination in the vicinity of our wells. Four, 4, potential sources of
contamination were identified with moderate susceptibility to city wells. The assessment results are available on the FDEP Source Water As
sessment and Protection Program website at www.dep.state.fl.us/swapp.
Thank you for allowing us to continue providing your family with clean, quality water this year. In order to maintain a safe and depend
able water supply we sometimes need to make improvements that will benefit all of our customers. These improvements are sometimes re
flected as rate structure adjustments. Thank you for understanding.
The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs and wells. As
water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive ma
trial, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity.

Contaminants that may be present in source water include:
(A) Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage
treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife.
(B) Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result
from urban stormwater runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and
gas production, mining, or farming.
(C) Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture,
urban stormwater runoff, and residential uses.
(D) Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are
by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come
from gas stations, urban stormwater runoff, and septic systems.
(E) Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally occurring or be the result of oil and
gas production and mining activities.

In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the USEPA prescribes regulations which limit the amount of certain contaminants in
water provided by public water systems. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled
water, which must provide the same protection for public health.
If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Lead in drinking
water is primarily from components associated with service lines and home plumbing. Madison Water Department is responsible for provide
ing high quality drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components. When your water has been sitting
for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for
drinking and cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested. Information on lead in drinking
water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline Or at http://
www.epa.gov/safewater/lead.
All drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The
presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and poten
tial health effects can be obtained by killingg rtic Environmental Protection Agency's Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.
Some people maybe more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised persons
such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other im
mune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking
water from their health care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and
other microbiological contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).
In the table below, you may find unfamiliar terms and abbreviations. To help you better understand these terms we've provided the fol
lowing definitions:

Initial Distribution System Evaluation (IDSE): An important part of the Stage 2 Disinfection Byproducts Rule (DBPR). The IDSE is a one-time
study conducted by water systems to identify distribution system locations with high concentrations of trihalomethanes (THMs) and haloacetic
acids (HAAs). Water systems will use results from the IDSE, in conjunction with their Stage 1 DBPR compliance monitoring data, to select compli
ance monitoring locations for the Stage 2 DBPR.
Maximum Contaminant Level orMCL: The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs
as feasible using the best available treatment technology.
Maximum Contaminant Level Goal orMCLG: The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to
health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety.
Maximum residual disinfectant level orMRDL: The highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is convincing evidence that
addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants.
Maximum residual disinfectant level goal or MRDLG: The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or expected risk to health.
MRDLGs to not reflect the benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants.
Action Level (AL): The concentration of a contaminant that, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements that a water system must follow.

,i., " ... i.... .. T )or hll. ...... ' I. , it.,... I' _ , weight of analyte to l million parts by weight of the water sample.
,,, . , 'i I.,ll . ..i ! ..t. or Micrograms per liter (fg/) - onepart by weight of analyte to 1 billion parts by weight of the water sample.
Picocurie per liter (pCi/L) - measure of the radioactivity in water.

The state allows us to monitor for some contaminants less than once per year because the concentration of these
contaminants does not change frequently. Some of our data, though representative, are more than one year old.

Contaminant and Dates of sampling MCL Violation Level Range of MCLG MCL Likely Source of
Unit of Measurement (mo./yr.) Y/N Detected Results Contamination
Radiological Contaminants
Alph emitters 8/2008 N 1.5 N/A 0 15 Erosion of natural deposits
Radium 226 + 228 or
combined radium 8/2008 N 1.0 N/A 0 5 Erosion of natural deposits
(pCi/L)
Contaminant and Dates of sampling MCL Violation Level Range of MCLG MCL Likely Source of
Unit of Measurement (mo./yr.) Y/N Detected Results Contamination
Inorganic Contaminants
Erosion of natural deposits;
runoff from orchards;
Arsenic (ppb) 8/2008 N 1.7 1.1-1.7 N/A 10 runoff from glass and
electronics production
wastes
Discharge of drilling
Barium (ppm) 8/2008 N 0.0061 0 2 2 wastes discharge from
0.0061 metal refineries, erosion of
natural deposits
Discharge from steel and
Chromium (ppb) 8/2008 N 11.8 9.8-11.8 100 100 pulp mills; erosion of
natural deposits
Erosion of natural deposits;
0 62 water additive which
Fluoride (ppm) 8/2008 N 0.894 0.894 4 4.0 promotes strong teeth;
discharge from fertilizer
and aluminum factories
Pollution from mining and
Nickel (ppb) 8/2008 N 0.103 N/A N/A 100 refining operations.
Natural occurrence in soil.
Runoff from fertilizer use;
Nitrate (as Nitrogen) 8/2009 N 0.410 N/A 10 L0 leaching from septic tanks,
(ppm) sewage; erosion of natural
deposits
Discharge from petroleum
and metal refineries;
Selenium (ppb) 8/2008 N 2.7 N/A 50 50 and metal r dfenes;
erosion of natural deposits;
discharge from mines
Salt water intrusion,
Sodium (ppm) 8/2008 N 3.68 3.53-3.68 N/A 160 leaching from soil



Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection By-Products

For bromate, chloramines, or chlorine, the level detected is the the highest running annual average (RAA), computed quarterly, of monthly
averages of all samples collected. For haloacetic acids or TTHM, the level detected is the average of all samples taken during the year if the
system monitors less frequently than quarterly. Range of Results is the range of individual sample results (lowest to highest) for all
monitoring locations, including Initial Distribution System Evaluation (IDSE) results as well as Stage 1 compliance results.

Contaminant and Dates MCL of MCLG
Unit of s Violation eel Rnge of or MCL or Likely Source of Contamination
Measurement s Violation Detected Results RD MRDL
______________ (mo./yr.)
horn (p 0 N 1.90n 0.70- MRDLG MRDL=
Chlorine (ppm) 2010 N 1.90 1.90 L 4 4.0 Water additive used to control microbes
Haloacetic Acids 6.92-
(fe) (HAA5) (ppb) 8/2008 N 1 1.32 15.8 NA MC = 6 By-product of drinking water disinfection
TTHM [Total 1.36-
trihalomethanes] 8/2008 N 21.67 30.36 NA MCL = 8C By-product of drinking water disinfection
(ppb)_________ _________ __________


No. of
Dates of No. of
Contaminant and sam n AL 90th sampling AL
Unit of Violation Percentile sites MCLG (Action Likely Source of Contamination
Measurement g Y/N Result exceeding Level)
(mo./yr.) theAL
Lead and Copper (Tap Water)
Corrosion of household plumbing systems;
Copper (tap water) 9/2008 N 0.127 0 1.3 1.3 erosion of natural deposits; leaching from
(ppm) wood preservatives
Lead (tap water) 9/2008 N 1.2 0 0 15 Corrosion of household plumbing systems,
(ppb) erosion of natural deposits


All drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The
presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and
potential health ' . can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency's Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-
4791.Copies of the City of Madison 2009 Annual Drinking Water Report will not he mailed this year Copies of the City of Madison's
2009 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report are available at City Hall, 321 SW Rutledge Street, Madison, Florida 32340.












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Madison Enterprise-Recorder 9


Kiwanis Club's Support Of


Take Stock In Children Scholarships


The Kiwanis Club of Madison recently
presented a check to the Madison County
Foundation for Excellence in Education,
Inc. for another Take Stock in Children
Scholarship. Through the years, the local
Kiwanis Club has given more than $36,000
for Take Stock in Children Scholars.
This gift of over $36,000 has been a
great investment in the students of Madi-
son County as these dollars have been
matched most years and even tripled some
years by other partners and agencies. The
membership of the local club and other Ki-
wanis Clubs across the state of Florida
have noted that the Take Stock in Children
Programs around the state have a student
monitoring process which keeps students
on a positive track toward high school
graduation and entry into college or tech-
nical training. Kiwanis members know
that they are truly taking stock in children
and getting the most for their dollars
through this outstanding program, which
has the capability of generating additional
funds.
The Kiwanis Club of Madison has


sponsored 11 Take Stock in Children Schol-
ars through the years. One of the students,
Magenta Hall, graduated from FSU this
spring with a degree in Nursing. Others
are now working toward high school grad-
uation or on their college degrees.
Our most recent high school graduate,
Jessica Fralix, was a special guest at the
club in May, along with her Mother, Vivian
Fralix. Jessica, a recent honor graduate at
Madison County High School, will enter
NFCC in the fall and plans to pursue a de-
gree in Psychology
Also, members of the club have been
very active in the mentoring facet of the
program.
The Kiwanis Club has various
fundraising events throughout the year to
fund this important project with the annu-
al Citrus Sale being a major one. When you
purchase Citrus Fruit from the Kiwanis
Club in December of each year, you are
helping the youth of Madison County fur-
ther their education, move into careers and
professions with well-developed skills and
to be productive citizens in our community


Photo submitted
Jessica Fralix, TSIC Scholar (right) and Lucile Day, Pres.-Elect, Ki-
wanis Club are helping in the Take Stock in Childlren program.


NFCC Early Childhood Professional Graduate

Named Assistant Childcare Teacher Of The Year


North Florida Com-
munity College Early
Childhood Professional
graduate, Jo Jo Romie,
was recently named As-
sistant Childcare
Teacher of the Year for
the Florida Big Bend.
The award, given by
the Early Learning Coali-
tion of the Big Bend Re-
gion, is based on parent
and community nomina-
tions that extend through-
out the coalition's seven
county service area.
Romie resides in
Madison County with
her daughter. She re-
cently completed the


Early Childhood Profes-
sional Certificate pro-
gram with honors at
NFCC and is employed
at Daisies and Doodle-
bugs Pre-School in Madi-
son Fla. She is currently
enrolled in NFCC's
Child Care Directors
Certificate pro-
gram,where she will
learn many broad trans-
ferable skills geared to-
ward directors and
managers in the early
childhood industry
"The classes that I
enrolled in at NFCC
were very beneficial and
taught me how to be a


successful teacher and
an intelligent employee,"
Romie said. "Over the
past year I have enjoyed
working with the chil-
dren, families and co-
workers at Daisies and
Doodlebugs Pre-School."
NFCC offers an As-
sociate in Arts degree
with an emphasis in edu-
cation and certificate
programs in Early
Childhood Professional
and Child Care Director.
For program informa-
tion contact Tara Or-
lowski at (850) 973-1789
or email Or-
lowskit@nfcc.edu.


The Madison County Gator Club wishes to thank
the following generous sponsors of the

First Annual B. F. Killingswort

Gator Golf Classic.

All donations will go to the University of Florida; ,
Scholarship fund of Madison

Thank You from the Mado uy C


AFLAC
Joe Akerman
Allied Therapy Services
Applebees
Austin's Steakhouse
Bank of America
Leigh Barfield
Jr. & Penny Barrs
Beggs Funeral Home- Madison
Eddie Bell
Judge Wetzel Blair
Bonefish Grill - Gainesville
Capital City Bank
Jim Catron
Chick-fil-A
Chili's Restaurant
Clemons, Rutherford & Associates
Coleburn Enterprises
Conner's Signs & T-Shirts
Cracker Barrel
Davis, Schnitker, Reeves & Browning
Denny's Restaurant
El Carrisal Restaurant
Farm Bureau Insurance
The Fletcher Family
Dale & Carol Gibson
Ashley "Rock" Fraleigh
Frances Ginn
Kenny Hall & Family
Hall's Tire & Muffler
Rudy & Ann Morrow Hamrick
The Hart Family
Harvey's
The Howell Family
JIMBOB Printing
Johnson & Johnson


Josten's Campus Supply
Lake Park of Madison
L & W Venison/Seafood
Madison Builder's Supply
Madison County Carrier
Madison County Community Bank
Madison Dental Associates
Madison Florist
Madison Sporting Goods & Pawn
Madison Starter & Alternator
Madison Veterinary Clinic
Merle Norman Studio
Mink Chiropractor
Nestle Waters
New York Life
Outback Steakhouse
PCA Corporation
Pizza Hut
Platt Farms
Nelson Pryor
Gene Rutherford Construction
Salter Livestock Co.
Tim Sanders
Sonny's Bar-B-Q
Ben Stewart
Stewart's Auto Service
Tom Stone, Attorney at Law
Studstill Lumber Co.
Billy & Dianne Sullivan
Texas Roadhouse
The Mail Room
Tri-County Electric Coop.
Jada Woods Williams
Mike & Susan Williams
Winn-Dixie


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From The Heart Music Hour

At The Monticello Opera House

Saturday, July 9, 2011


And a special thanks to the University of Florida Athletic Association,
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Friday, June 24, 2011


SRWMD Urges Water Conservation As Drought Persists


As drought conditions continue to worsen, the
Suwannee River Water Management District (Dis-
trict) urges all water users to eliminate non-essen-
tial uses of water.
"We had the ninth driest May since 1932, and the
upper Aucilla, Suwannee and Santa Fe basins expe-
rienced rainfall deficits of nearly 25 inches com-
pared to an average year," said Megan
Wetherington, District senior professional engineer.
Several months of below-average rainfall has
led to record-breaking low flows on the upper
Suwannee River, including the Suwannee River at
White Springs with records going back to 1906.
Gages on the upper Santa Fe reported that flow has

Your Guide To

Summer Produce

By Kristin Finney
Greene Publishing, Inc.
While many people rely on grocery stores to get
fruits and vegetables, others turn to local farmers or
farmers markets. What many people do not under-
stand is that fruits and vegetables only offer their
full health benefits when they are in season. If a
fruit or vegetable is not in season, but is being sold
at a grocery store, then there is a large chance that
the nutritional value has been cut almost in half.
In Madison, local farmers can be found almost
everywhere. However, not everyone has time to visit
a farm or a grocery store. For those people, perhaps
at home farming is best.
The first step to growing fresh produce is to un-
derstand what is in season and what isn't. If the pro-
duce a person is trying to grow isn't in season, their
crop's production will be minimal. In North Florida
and South Georgia, during the months of June-Au-
gust, there are numerous crops that will grow well.
Blueberries, cabbage, carrots, celery root, cel-
ery, chiles, corn, eggplant, radishes, raspberries,
tomatillos, tomatoes, zucchini, mandarins, straw-
berries, fava beans, fennel and grapefruit and in sea-
son through the end of June. Cantaloupes, potatoes,
watermelons, peppers, melons and dragon fruits are
in season now, and will remain in season through
July
Grapes, shelling beans and okra will be coming
into season in August. Oranges and lychee are in
season until August. Mangoes are in season through
September. Basil and jackfruit will be in season un-
til November. Avocados are in season from June un-
til January
Florida is also home to many fruits and vegeta-
bles that can be grown year-round. Those include:
Coconuts, green beans, green onions, guava, leeks,
limes, onions, oregano, papaya, parsley and thyme.
While it is too late to grow fresh produce for this
year, it is not to late to begin planning for next year.
This guide can help future farmers decide what to
grow next summer, but also help non-farmers decide
what to buy right now.
If someone chooses to buy their fresh produce
locally, they can contact one of Madison's many lo-
cal farmers, go to a local organic food market or a lo-
cal farmers market. Some options for local produce
include O'tooles Herb Farm, Agner Farms and
Browning and Sons, Inc. However, there are also
many other places in Madison that sell produce.
There are also many local farms that specialize in
organic meats, which are much healthier than mass
produced meats.
Growing produce at home is beneficial in many
ways. One way is that there will not be as many
added pesticides in personally grown crops as there
are in mass-produced crops. The farmer who grew
the produce will know exactly what went into mak-
ing the final product, unlike when produce is pur-
chased from a grocery store.
Growing fresh produce can also save families
money and several trips to the grocery store. If they
want a salad for supper, they can simply go into
backyard and pick the ingredients. The same goes
for when they want a quick healthy snack.
Fresh fruits and vegetables can also save money
by giving them as gifts. Many different types of pro-
duce can be wrapped up in a large basket and given
as present any time of year. Fresh produce is also ex-
cellent for cooking for crowds because it is easier to
access large quantities of the produce if it is only a
small distance away
Don't wait until your favorite fruits or vegeta-
bles are out of season to begin researching. Now is
the time to begin planning a garden for next year or
to research local farms and decide where to buy
your fresh produce.


ceased. Coastal rivers fell to much below normal af-
ter five months of near-normal flow, and all 16 Dis-
trict-monitored lakes were below their historical
average level.
Groundwater levels fell in 92 percent of moni-
tored wells. Levels in the Santa Fe Basin were near
the 15th percentile for the period of record, meaning
that almost 85 percent of the time they have been
higher than they are now. In the Suwannee River
basin, levels fell to the 22nd percentile.
According to the most recent drought report,
the National Weather Service classified drought
conditions in the Suwannee River basin as severe.
The Florida Division of Forestry estimated the fire
danger for most of the area as high or very high.
The District has taken the following actions to
urge the public to cut back on water use:
Water Shortage Advisory: Declared by the Dis-
trict's Governing Board in December 2010, the adviso-
ry asks all users to voluntarily reduce water
consumption indoors and outdoors until further no-
tice.
"The advisory simply calls upon all of us to take
voluntary steps to reduce both indoor and outdoor
water use during times of drought and until condi-
tions recover," said Jon Dinges, District director of
water supply and resource management.
Once drought conditions improve and groundwa-
ter and surfacewater levels rebound, the governing
board may cancel the Water Shortage Advisory Should
conditions worsen, however, the governing board may
impose mandatory water-use restrictions.
Landscape Irrigation Rule: Adopted into Flori-
da Administrative Code in January 2010, the rule re-
quires homeowners, businesses, and others to limit
lawn and landscape watering to two days during
daylight savings time and one day per week during
standard time. Irrigation should not occur between
10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
"The landscape irrigation rule is a year-round
conservation measure aimed at stretching our wa-
ter supplies for the long term," Dinges said.
The advisory and irrigation rule applies to resi-
dents within the District's boundaries, which means
all of Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton,


Photo submitted
The Suwannee River at Suwannee Springs at its
lowest flow ever recorded. Several months of rainfall
deficits have led to historical low flows on the upper
Suwannee River.
Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee, Taylor and Union
counties, and portions of Alachua, Baker, Bradford,
Jefferson, Levy and Putnam counties.
For more information, contact the District at
386.362.1001 or 800.226.1066 (FL only).

The District offers the following tips to conserve
indoors and outdoors:
* Fix leaky faucets and toilets, which can waste up
to 100 gallons per day
* Replace older fixtures and appliances with low-
flow, water-saving models.
* Turn off tap while brushing teeth, shaving, or
washing dishes.
* Water lawns and landscapes only one day per
week and not between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
* Use Florida-Friendly LandscapingM.
* Equip hoses with automatic shutoff nozzles.
* Wash vehicles infrequently and only on porous
surfaces.
* Use a broom or blower - not a hose - to clean side-
walks, driveways, parking areas.
* Take shorter showers; staying under 5 minutes
can save 1,000 gallons per month.
* Don't use a toilet as a waste basket.


Farm Bureau Hosts County


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Rep. Leonard Bembry addresses local farmers, ranchers and business leaders.


The local Madison County Farm Bureau recent-
ly sponsored a Post Session County Legislative Ses-
sion at the local Ag Center, for local farmers and
local business leaders and County leaders as well.
Rep. Leonard Bembry attended, as well as the Agri-
cultural liaison from Congressman Steve Souther-
land.
Kevin Kelley of Branford, who works for Con-
gressman Southerland, told the group of several key
National issues facing farmers and ranchers this
coming year. Perhaps the most important issues fac-
ing Florida Farmers during the coming year, is pas-
sage of the National Farm Bill. Even though
Southerland does not represent Madison County,
Kevin is a past employee of Farm Bureau and
knows all about Washington politics.
The highlight of the evening was Rep. Leonard
Bembry, who gave an update from this past Florida
Legislative Session in Tallahassee. Bembry has
been a champion of all Farm Bureau legislative is-
sues, and is a highly respected state legislator of all
County Farm Bureaus all across Florida. As a con-
servative Democrat, he took the lead on practically


all Farm Bureau priority issues, and we are forever
grateful for his leadership as well as his friendship.
This Madison County Farm Bureau Legislative
Meeting has been sponsored by the local Young
Farmer and Rancher Committee for nearly 10 years.
Chairman of this committee is Willie Agner, Jr. was
absent this year due to having back ailments. The
meeting went on as planned with County President
Jeffery Hamrick taking charge. Jeffery is also a lo-
cal Young Farmer.
Perhaps the most important aspect of Farm Bu-
reau is being involved in the State and Federal Leg-
islative Programs. In May, Madison had two
members attend the Annual Field to the Hill Meet-
ing, along with over 80 other Farm Bureau members
from all across the state of Florida. Maria and Jen-
nifer Greene attended and meet with Congressman
Crenshaw, and both of the area's US Senators.
If anyone would like to be involved in the Farm
Bureau Legislative process, all you need do is con-
tact the local Farm Bureau. Farm Bureau is truly
the "Voice of Agriculture", and we are indeed proud
of this designation, added President Hamrick.


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By Nell Dobbs

Again from Ecclesiastes 3 (I just knows all about us and cares for us as
this minute realized I'd put Proverbs 3 Hilda (sister) writes in her "Ram-
last week and I can't believe I did.) blings."
"There is a time to every purpose un- A time to give thanks for our dad.
der the Heaven." A time to give thanks for my chil-
A time to rejoice and be glad. dren, dad and that three of our four
A time to give thanks for God's were home and that we were able to go
great love, mercy, and grace and to to Hanson Methodist to hear John
share with others. Troyer preach about "Living With No
A time to give thanks for being Regrets" listing ten and definitely liv-
able to think, for thoughts, for being ing with no regret of not accepting Je-
able to talk, to express ourselves in sus as Lord and Savior.
speech and writing. A time to give thanks for John's
A time to give thanks that God Aunt Stella, who celebrated her 90th
thinks about us. birthday Saturday, at his mother's and
A time to give thanks to those who Norman's home with many family
give or write "words that are fitly spo- members (her daughter-in-law Rox-
ken like apples of gold in pictures of anne came up with her) and friends
silver." and that they were in church.
A time to wonder if there is a per- A time to give thanks for the rain
son or Sunday School Class who would we have received and to pray for more
pray for all military people on our for us but likewise a time to pray for
church list- thirteen (one woman) and the many who've received too much
write them regularly and are suffering. Appreciated the spe-
A time to pray for the many, many cial prayer Preacher Howe prayed for
ill ones. them.
A time to pray for the ones who A time to give thanks for all
are healing, preachers as they are laboring for the
A time to mourn for all sad ones. Lord and for those who have labored
A time to rejoice for newborns - and now for Preacher and Mrs. Quack-
Lil Clara Ann Pike who joins three enbush and their 19 years of ministry
brothers. at Lee Methodist.
A time to rejoice over the expected A time to give thanks for Brooke
son of Christy and David Adams and Joiner, who has perfect attendance in
to give thanks for the neat shower Sat- Sunday School in spite of her surgery
urday for him - for them. and being ill. Bless her.
A time to give thanks for the A time to remember Jeremiah 18:7
"Faith of Our Fathers" and even when "May we seek and pray for the well-be-
Fathers are not good fathers to claim ing of the place where God has placed
out Heavenly Father as the One who us!" "Amen"


Madison First Baptist

Offers Two New

Bible Studies


By Kristin Finney
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Madison First Bap-
tist is taking every op-
portunity to study God's
word, and they are wel-
coming the community
to join them on this ad-
venture. Two new Bible
lessons have begun and
everyone is invited to
join in on the fun.
One of the new Bible
studies is being orga-
nized and run by Amy
Kendrick. This group is
studying Beth Moore's


Friday,June 24, 2011


The Hicks Family To Appear


In Concert At First Baptist Church


By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Enjoy an evening of bluegrass
and gospel acoustic music with the
Hicks Family on Sunday, June 26, at
Madison First Baptist Church.
The concert will begin at 6 p.m.


and features the brother and sister
team of Jay Hicks, Lynne Sapp and
Rose Oberlin. The three are the chil-
dren of Rev. and Mrs. Manning
Hicks.
For more information, please
call (850) 973-2547.


Madison First Baptist

VBS July 17-22
By Kristin Finney Meals will be served each night to the
Greene Publishing, Inc. students who participate. Classes
Come one, come all to New York range from Kindergarten through fifth
City; the city of lights, of love and now of grade. There will also be an adult class
Vacation Bible School. This year's theme this year.
for Madison First Baptist is Big Apple The dates for VBS are July 17-22.
Adventure. The students will be en- Supper will begin each night at 5:30
veloped in the big city feel, all the while p.m. Come join Madison First Baptist
they will be learning about Jesus. as they take over the Big Apple with
Everyone is invited to attend. Christ's word.


book, "David." This by Brother Larry Law,
study group began meet- the interim pastor for
ing on June 8, but it is Madison First Baptist.
not too late to join. They The group is beginning
meet on Wednesday to study one book a
nights from 6-7:30 p.m. If week; so far they have
you are interested in covered Genesis. This
joining in on this study, class is being help at 6:30
the study books can be p.m. every Wednesday.
purchased from the If anyone is interest-
church office for $14.95. ed in joining with one of
The second class has these Bible studies, they
been meeting for a long are welcome to sit in
time. However, the les- during one of the class-
son that they are teach- es, or they can call the
ing is still in its early church office for more
stages. This class is lead information.


Midway Baptist Church VBS Students
To Take Big Apple Adventure
By Jacob Bembry The theme for the VBS is Big Ap-
Greene Publishing, Inc. ple Adventure.
Take a bite out of the Big Apple at Midway Baptist Church is located
the Midway Baptist Church Vacation on Midway Church Road in Lee. Take
Bible School, which will be held Friday Highway 53 south of Interstate 10,
evening, June 24; all day Saturday, June Exit 258, or take County Road 255
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Knights Of Columbus Hosting

Spaghetti Fundraiser
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church Knights of Columbus will be
hosting a fundraiser at the Villa Maria Hall next to the church on Sat-
urday, June 25, 2011 at 6:30 p.m.
The proceeds will be used to send care packages to Madison
county military personnel who are currently serving. The
church would like to invite the Christian community to help
imak tl-his enil:\:-or a success.
Thl I'inl-hts of Columbus will be serving spaghetti
i \lth meinat -sauce, garlic bread, salad, dessert, and tea.
The price \\ ill be $6.00 per adult in advance, $7.00 at
Sthe Id::r. children 10 and under, $3.00. The Knights
: of Co:luinbus will be serving from 6:30-8 p.m. Eat
In i:'r take out.
Tickets can be purchased in advance by
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Madison Enterprise-Recorder 15


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, IN THE
THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CASE NO.: 11-50-CP
IN RE: ESTATE OF
DOROTHY LATRELLE RUTHERFORD,
Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of DOROTHY LATRELLE RUTHER
FORD, deceased, Case Number 2011-50-CP pending in the Circuit Court for
Madison County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 125 SW
Range Avenue, Madison, Florida 32340. The name and address of the personal
representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands
against the decedent's estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OFA COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands
against the decedent's estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, must file their claim with this court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice to Creditors is June 17, 2011.


Attorney for the Personal Representative:
/s/ Monica Taibl
Monica Taibl
FL BAR 035058
PO. Box 836
125 NE Range Avenue
Madison, FL 32340
(850) 973-1477


Personal Representative:
/s/ MARGARET WALKER
MARGARET WALKER
259 SW Captain Brown Road
Pinetta, FL 32350


6/17, 6/24

BID NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that the Board of County Commissioners of Madison
County, Florida will be accepting bids for the following:
Furnishing all necessary materials, equipment, labor and supervision including
maintenance of traffic (MOT) to: resurface approximately 1.02 miles and pave ap-
proximately 3.2 miles in Madison County. Florida and known as Miscellaneous
Paving and Resurfacing, Project Number 2011 - 04.
Bids may be submitted to the Board of County Commissioners by depositing same
at the Board office located in the Madison County Courthouse Annex, Room 219,
112 East Pinckney Street, Madison, Florida 32340, or Post Office Box 539, Madi-
son, Florida 32341 anytime prior to 4:00 PM on Friday, July 1, 2011. ANY
BIDS RECEIVED AFTER SUCH DATE AND TIME WILL NOT BE OPENED
AND/OR CONSIDERED. Bid must be clearly marked with the project number
printed on the outside of the front of the bid envelope as follows: Miscellaneous
Paving & Resurfacing Project 2011 - 04.
All contractors bidding on this project must be Florida Department of Trans-
portation (FDOT) pre-qualified at the time bids are due.
All contractors, subcontractors and their employees shall be E-Verified.
BID MUST CONTAIN A COPY OF THE VENDOR'S MADISON COUNTY
OCCUPATIONAL LICENSE WHERE APPLICABLE, OR CERTIFIED STATE
CONTRACTOR NUMBER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR AWARD.
Bid Specifications, as well as other pertinent documents, may be obtained from
the Madison County Road Department office located at 2060 NE Rocky Ford
Road (C-591). 2 miles north of Madison. Florida . telephone # 850-973-2156. be-
ginning Monday. June 20. 2011. Each contractor interested in bidding these pro-
jects is strongly urged to obtain copies of the bid package immediately in order to
have time to review all information and visit the project location.
Madison County reserves the right to waive any informality or to reject any or all
bids.
Bids will be opened on Tuesday July 5, 2011 at 9:00 AM in the Madison County
Board of County Commissioners meeting room, after which all bids will be avail-
able for public inspection. Award by the Board of County Commissioners is
scheduled for Wednesday. July 6. 2011 during the regularly scheduled meeting.
All vendors will be notified in writing of the successful bidder.
6/17, 6/22, 6/24


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
CONCERNING A VARIANCE AS PROVIDED FOR IN THE
CITY OF MADISON LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS
BY THE BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT OF THE CITY OF MADISON, FLORI-
DA, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to the City of Madison Land
Development Regulations, as amended, hereinafter referred to as the Land De-
velopment Regulations, objections, recommendations and comments concerning
a variance, as described below, will be heard by the Board of Adjustment of the
City of Madison, Florida, at a public hearing on July 7, 2011 at 4:45 p.m., or as
soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, in the City Commission Meeting
Room, City Hall located at 321 Southwest Rutledge Street, Madison, Florida.
V 11-1, a petition by the Madison County Health and Hospital District, to re-
quest a variance be granted as provided for in Section 4.4.7 of the Land Devel-
opment Regulations, to reduce the side setback requirement for an accessory
structure to store oxygen tanks, from 25.00 feet to 5.00 feet from the Northerly
property line; to reduce the front setback of the ambulance ER entrance canopy
from 35.00 feet to 12.66 feet from the Easterly property line; to reduce the walk-
in ER entrance canopy from 35.00 feet to 9.90 feet from the Easterly property
line; and to reduce the front setback of a flag pole from 35.00 feet to 27.26 feet
from the Easterly property line within an RESIDENTIAL, (CONVENTIONAL)
SINGLE FAMILY-1B (R-1B) zoning district in accordance with a site plan sub-
mitted as part of a petition dated March 31, 2011 and revised June 22, 2011, to
be located on property described, as follows:
A parcel of land lying within Section 21, Township 1 North, Range 9
East, Madison County Florida. Being more particularly described, as follows:
Begin at the intersection of the Northerly right-of-way line of Northwest
Marion Street and the Easterly right-of-way line of Northwest Crane Av-
enue, said intersection, also being the Southwest corner of Block C, Park
Place Subdivision, as recorded in Plat Book 1, page P of the Public
Records for Madison County, Florida; thence North 89057'19" East, along
said Northerly right-of-way line of Northwest Marion Street 345.20 feet;
thence North 01025'01" East 153.79 feet; thence North 89027'38" West
109.21 feet to the East line of said Block C, Park Place Subdivision, as
recorded in Plat Book 1, page P of the Public Records for Madison Coun-
ty, Florida; thence North 00004'32" West, along East line of said Block C,
Park Place Subdivision, as recorded in Plat Book 1, page P of the Public
Records for Madison County, Florida, a distance of 228.54 feet; thence
South 89049'16" West 240.21 feet to the Easterly right-of-way line of said
Northwest Crane Avenue; thence South 00006'25" East, along the Easterly
right-of-way line of said Northwest Crane Avenue a distance of 382.83
feet to the Point of Beginning.
Containing 2.49 acres, more or less.
AND
A parcel of land lying within Section 21, Township 1 North, Range 9
East, Madison County Florida, Being more particularly described, as follows:
Commence at the intersection of the Northerly right-of-way line of North
west Marion Street and the Easterly right-of-way line of Northwest Crane
Avenue, said intersection, also being the Southwest comer of Block C,
Park Place Subdivision, as recorded in Plat Book 1, page P of the Public
Records for Madison County, Florida; thence North 89057'19" East, along
said Northerly right-of-way line of Northwest Marion Street 345.20 feet to
the Point of Beginning; thence North 01025'01" East 150.10 feet; thence
South 82023'46" East 111.91 feet to the Westerly right-of-way line of
Northwest Parramore Avenue; thence South 00006'09" East 135.15 feet,
along the Westerly right-of-way line of said Northwest Parramore Avenue
to the Northerly right-of-way line of said Northwest Marion Street; thence
South 89057'19" West, along the Northerly right-of-way line of said
Northwest Marion Street, a distance of 114.88 feet to the Point of Begin-
ning.
Containing 0.37 acres, more or less.
AND
A parcel of land lying within Section 21, Township 1 North, Range 9
East, Madison County Florida, Being more particularly described, as follows:
Commence at the intersection of the Northerly right-of-way line of North-
west Marion Street and the Easterly right-of-way line of Northwest Crane
Avenue, said intersection, also being the Southwest comer of Block C,
Park Place Subdivision as recorded in Plat Book 1, page P of the Public
Records for Madison County, Florida; thence North 89057'19" East, along
the Northerly right-of-way line of said Northwest Marion Street 345.20
feet; thence North 01025'01" East 150.10 feet to the Point of Beginning;
thence continue North 01�25'01" East 3.69 feet; thence North 89027'38"
West 109.21 feet to the East line of said Block C, Park Place Subdivision,
as recorded in Plat Book 1, page P of the Public Records for Madison
County, Florida; thence North 00004'32" West, along East line of said
Block C, Park Place Subdivision, as recorded in Plat Book 1, page P of
the Public Records for Madison County, Florida, a distance of 228.54 feet;
thence North 89049'16" East 219.90 feet to the Westerly right-of-way line
of Northwest Parramore Avenue; thence South 00006'09" East, along the
Westerly right-of-way line of said Northwest Parramore Avenue, a dis-
tance of 248.75 feet; thence North 82023'46" West 111.91 feet to the Point
of Beginning.
Containing 1.19 acres, more or less.
All said lands containing 4.05 acres, more or less.
The public hearing may be continued to one or more future dates. Any interest-
ed party shall be advised that the date, time and place of any continuation of the
public hearing shall be announced during the public hearing and that no further
notice concerning the matter will be published, unless said continuation exceeds
six calendar weeks from the date of the above referenced public hearing.
At the aforementioned public hearing, all interested parties may appear to be
heard with respect to the variance.
Copies of the petition for a variance are available for public inspection at the Of-
fice of the Director of Community Development, City Hall located at 321 South-
west Rutledge Street, Madison, Florida, during regular business hours.
All persons are advised that if they decide to appeal any decision made at the
above referenced public hearing, they will need a record of the proceedings, and
that, for such purpose, they may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the pro-
ceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based.
6/24


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
CONCERNING A SPECIAL EXCEPTION AS PROVIDED FOR IN THE
CITY OF MADISON LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS
BY THE BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT OF THE CITY OF MADISON, FLORI-
DA, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to the City of Madison Land
Development Regulations, as amended, hereinafter referred to as the Land De-
velopment Regulations, objections, recommendations and comments concerning
the special exception, as described below, will be heard by the Board of Adjust-
ment of the City of Madison, Florida, at a public hearing on July 7, 2011 at 4:45
p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, in the City Commission
Meeting Room, City Hall located at 321 Southwest Rutledge Street, Madison,
Florida.
SE 11-01, an application by the Madison County Health and Hospital District, to
request a special exception be granted as provided for in Section 4.4.5.6 of the
Land Development Regulations, to permit the construction of a public building
and facility in a RESIDENTIAL, (CONVENTIONAL) SINGLE FAMILY-1B
(R-1B) zoning district, in accordance with a site plan submitted as part of a peti-
tion dated March 31, 2011, to be located on property described, as follows:
A parcel of land lying within Section 21, Township 1 North, Range 9
East, Madison County Florida. Being more particularly described, as follows:
Begin at the intersection of the Northerly right-of-way line of Northwest
Marion Street and the Easterly right-of-way line of Northwest Crane Av-
enue, said intersection, also being the Southwest corner of Block C, Park
Place Subdivision, as recorded in Plat Book 1, page P of the Public
Records for Madison County, Florida; thence North 89057'19" East, along
said Northerly right-of-way line of Northwest Marion Street 345.20 feet;
thence North 01025'01" East 153.79 feet; thence North 89027'38" West
109.21 feet to the East line of said Block C, Park Place Subdivision, as
recorded in Plat Book 1, page P of the Public Records for Madison Coun-
ty, Florida; thence North 00004'32" West, along East line of said Block C,
Park Place Subdivision, as recorded in Plat Book 1, page P of the Public
Records for Madison County, Florida, a distance of 228.54 feet; thence
South 89049'16" West 240.21 feet to the Easterly right-of-way line of said
Northwest Crane Avenue; thence South 00006'25" East, along the Easterly
right-of-way line of said Northwest Crane Avenue a distance of 382.83
feet to the Point of Beginning.
Containing 2.49 acres, more or less.
AND
A parcel of land lying within Section 21, Township 1 North, Range 9
East, Madison County Florida, Being more particularly described, as follows:
Commence at the intersection of the Northerly right-of-way line of North-
west Marion Street and the Easterly right-of-way line of Northwest Crane
Avenue, said intersection, also being the Southwest comer of Block C,
Park Place Subdivision, as recorded in Plat Book 1, page P of the Public
Records for Madison County, Florida; thence North 89057'19" East, along
said Northerly right-of-way line of Northwest Marion Street 345.20 feet to
the Point of Beginning; thence North 01�25'01" East 150.10 feet; thence
South 82023'46" East 111.91 feet to the Westerly right-of-way line of
Northwest Parramore Avenue; thence South 00006'09" East 135.15 feet,
along the Westerly right-of-way line of said Northwest Parramore Avenue
to the Northerly right-of-way line of said Northwest Marion Street; thence
South 89057'19" West, along the Northerly right-of-way line of said
Northwest Marion Street, a distance of 114.88 feet to the Point of Begin-
ning.
Containing 0.37 acres, more or less.
AND
A parcel of land lying within Section 21, Township 1 North, Range 9
East, Madison County Florida, Being more particularly described, as follows:
Commence at the intersection of the Northerly right-of-way line of North
west Marion Street and the Easterly right-of-way line of Northwest Crane
Avenue, said intersection, also being the Southwest comer of Block C,
Park Place Subdivision as recorded in Plat Book 1, page P of the Public
Records for Madison County, Florida; thence North 89057'19" East, along
the Northerly right-of-way line of said Northwest Marion Street 345.20
feet; thence North 01025'01" East 150.10 feet to the Point of Beginning;
thence continue North 01025'01" East 3.69 feet; thence North 89027'38"
West 109.21 feet to the East line of said Block C, Park Place Subdivision,
as recorded in Plat Book 1, page P of the Public Records for Madison
County, Florida; thence North 00004'32" West, along East line of said
Block C, Park Place Subdivision, as recorded in Plat Book 1, page P of
the Public Records for Madison County, Florida, a distance of 228.54 feet;
thence North 89049'16" East 219.90 feet to the Westerly right-of-way line
of Northwest Parramore Avenue; thence South 00006'09" East, along the
Westerly right-of-way line of said Northwest Parramore Avenue, a dis-
tance of 248.75 feet; thence North 82023'46" West 111.91 feet to the Point
of Beginning.
Containing 1.19 acres, more or less.
All said lands containing 4.05 acres, more or less.
The public hearing may be continued to one or more future dates. Any interest-
ed party shall be advised that the date, time and place of any continuation of the
public hearing shall be announced during the public hearing and that no further
notice concerning the matter will be published, unless said continuation exceeds
six calendar weeks from the date of the above referenced public hearing.
At the aforementioned public hearing, all interested parties may appear to be
heard with respect to the special exception.
Copies of the petition for special exception are available for public inspection at
the Office of the Director of Community Development, City Hall located at 321
Southwest Rutledge Street, Madison, Florida, during regular business hours.
All persons are advised that if they decide to appeal any decision made at the
above referenced public hearing, they will need a record of the proceedings, and
that, for such purpose, they may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the pro-
ceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based.
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