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VOL 35 diie ld 'Mu~~~~r ~l. L~
Jean Ball Celebrates
-T SPI--Rl-l T OFP MADI-SO COUNT -Y
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THE SPIRIT OF MADISON COUNTY
Grand Jury Clears Deputies In Greenville Shooting
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A Madison County grand jury
found Lt. Inv. Mark Joost and
Deputy Alan Whigham not guilty of
any wrongdoing in a shooting of a
suspect on February 9.
The grand jury met Monday,
According to a Madison County
Sheriff's Office report, an attempt to
arrest a violent fugitive resulted in
the suspect being fatally shot after he
assaulted law enforcement officers
with a large caliber rifle.
Pritchett was wanted for Violation of
Probation Aggravated Battery on a
Pregnant Woman and Aggravated
Battery with a Weapon (Firearm).
Pritchett had resisted Correctional
Probation Officer (C.P.O.) Ronald W.
Raymond's previous attempts to ar-
rest Pritchett and he had requested
assistance from Lieutenant Mark W.
Joost of the Madison County Sher-
iff's Office in arresting Pritchett.
j On Thursday, February 9, proba-
bl cause was established that Pritch-
ett wa&. inside his residence located
on Oberlin Street in Greenville. At
approximately 4:20 p.m., Joost, Ray-
mond, Dept ',Ian Whigham and
Deputy Chris Andre~" approached
Joost knocked on the front door
and announced their presence repeat-
edly, but Pritchett did not respond.
After gaining entry to the residence,
officers located numerous firearms in
plain view in the master bedroom, in-
cluding one rifle that was lying
across the bed. While inside the res-
idence Lt. Joost continued to an-
Please See Deputies, Page 2A
Home Destroyed By Fire
Phillip Dale Franklin
Age: 53 DOB: 05/1.8/1952
Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Missing From: Madison, FI
Missing Since: 03/26/2006
Details: Phillip Dale Franklin was with
several friends on the night of
03-25-06. He told these friends that
he was going to lay down in one of
thevehicles outside of the house.
When the friends left, no one found him in any of the vehicles parked outside of
the house. No one has seen him since. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and
a brown and tan plaid, long sleeve shirt.
A Madison firefighter battles a blaze at a home, which was occupied by David HouRs. The fire
reportedly was caused by a faulty wooden heater. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kins-
ley, March 27, 2006)
By Jacob Bembry Because the occupant didn't have a phone, it. was 45
Greene Publishing, Inc. minutes before the call could be placed to report the
A home, occupied by David House, located on fire.
1038 NW Farm Center Road, was totally destroyed by A faulty wooden heater reportedly caused the fire.
fire on Monday evening, March'27. Phillip DeWitt owned the house.
According to a Madison Fire and Rescue report, Hamburg-Lovett Volunteer Fire Department assist-
the department was notified at 11:58 p.m. of the fire.
ed with the call.
Sgt. Freddie Register,
NFCC Breaks Ground
On $4.8 Million Science Complex
Groundbreaking ceremonies were held for the new science building at NFCC. Pictured front
row, left to right: Doing the honors with gold shovels are instructors' Barry Barnhart, Terry Zim-
merman, Greg Molnar, Tony DeLia, and department chairman Daniel Harris. Back row, left to right:
VP Doug Brown, President Morris G. Steen, Jr. (in cap); architect Bill Rutherford; Board of Trustee
Chairman John Maultsby, and project manager Drew Gilbert. (Photo Submitted)
3 Sections, 36 Pages
Around Mad. County......4-8A
H ealth......................... 1-13A
Suwannee Co. Fair.............9A
Viewpoints & Opinions...2-3A
The "science guys" of North Florida Com-
munity College took shovels in hand a little after
2 p.m., Wednesday, March 15th to officially
break ground for construction of a new $4.8 mil-
lion science classroom and lab complex on the
Madison, Fla. campus.
'This project is the first new construction on
the NFCC Campus in approximately forty years,"
said President Morris G. Steen, Jr. The building
will house the biological and physical sciences
which have outgrown the Hargrove Science
Building built in 1959.
Construction begins immediately on the
16,291 sq. ft. building which will house science
classrooms and laboratory facilities. The build-
ing cost is $4.8 million. Working with NFCC fac-
ulty and staff, Clemons, Rutherford & Associates,
Please See Science Complex, Page 2A
Madison County Sheriff's Deputy Alan Whigham is pictured dis-
cussing strategy with David Ballenger (who is pointing out how shal-
low the water is) while Whigham dives in a pond on St. Thomas AME
Church Road, searching for Phillip Dale Franklin, a missing man.
Franklin has been missing since Saturday, March 25. If you have any
information on this case, please call the Madison County Sheriff's Of-
fice at (850) 973-4001. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald
Kinsley, March 28, 2006)
Madison County Memorial Hospital
To Host Bioterrorism/Disaster Drill
Madison County Memorial
Hospital will be having their
Bioterrorism/Disaster Drill on
Thursday, March 30. The drill will
start at 9:00 am and end at 12:00
noon. The roads surrounding the
hospital will be blocked from thru
traffic during the drill, but if anyone
needs to have out-patient proce-
dures, Emergency Room treatment
or visiting a family member, there
will still be public access to the ER
parking lot and the front parking
The Disaster Drill is being com-
pleted as part of a grant through the
state and federal government. The
following agencies will be partici-
patirg with Madison County
Memorial Hospital: American Red
Cross, Madison County Emergency
Management, Emergency Medical
Services, Madison Police Depart-
ment, Madison County Sheriff's Of-
fice, Madison County Fire/Rescue,
Madison County Health Depart-
ment, North Florida Community
College Health Science Programs,
North Florida Region Domestic Se-
curity Task Force, and the two rural
health clinics of Madison County
Memorial Hospital: Four Freedoms
Health Services and Madison
Memorial Healthcare Center.
2A Madison County Carrier www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, March 29, 2006
VIEWPOINTS & OPINIONS
Our "Wearing O' The Green" Has Brought Us
New Friends, Both Far, And Wide
With The Publisher
Mary Ellen Greene
Since the special feature story oh our family in the Amerii-
can Profile magazine was printed, March 17, 2006, jiis tist Fri-
day, two weeks ago, entitled, "Wearing 0' the Greenes," The
Husband and I have talked to, and met many, many, new
It's amazing how far and wide we are now known because
of the over 17 million circulated American Profile magazine,
which is inserted into thousands of weekly, and daily newspa-
pers all over the country.
We have had calls from strangers telling us they read "our"
story, and how much they liked it. We have also received let-
ters, cards, and e-mails telling us the same thing. And, we have
had numerous telephone calls from friends, all over Florida, and
the nation who saw us on CBS and Fox news, who aired the sto-
ry/feature to their viewers.
"Red" Plank, who was a Shrine Potentate, on line with us
in 2004 at the Egypt Temple in Tampa, and now Past-Potentate,
'04, called The Husband on March 17, and told us he had seen
us on Fox News in Tampa that day. We were startled, since we
only thought the story was running on CBS in Tallahassee, but
it seems Channel 6, on CBS in Tallahasee, had put the story out
on satellite, and it went all over, (wherever those air waves go,)
which I don't really understand about the broadcast media.
Other friends have called, telling us as soon as they saw the
"green" about to be broadcast, they knew it had to be us.
We were surprised this past Saturday when we got a call at
our office as we were working, and a couple told.us they were
in Madison County and wanted to meet us. The couple, Ken &
Linda Green, from Kenton, Oh. had read our story and had gone
down to visit friends in Florida. As they passed the Madison
County line on the interstate, they decided to swing in and meet
us, and even had the American Profile story with them.
The interesting couple related that they had shown the story
to many of their friends along the way, going and coming to
Florida, and we sincerely enjoyed visiting with the Greens for
little while. We took. a picture of them in front of our grave
yard at our building where The Husband buried; "If," "Can't,"
"But,". and "Impossible," when friends told him it was "impos-
sible" for him to open a paper because he couldn't spell. He
buried those negative words in 1964, and continued on with our
Cont'd from Page 1A
nounce the presence of law enforcement and instructed Pritchett
show his hands and come out so no one would get hurt. The of-
ficers noted that a bedroom and bathroom door on the east side
of the trailer was closed. Lt. Joost repeatedly knocked on the
bathroom door and instructed Pritchett to display his hands and
come out. Lt. Joost opened the door and observed a faint sil-
houette behind the shower curtain. Lt. Joost.repeatedly instruct-
ed Pritchett to display his hands and come out, but Pritchett still
refused to comply. Both Lt. Joost and Deputy Whigham was
close to the door when Pritchett suddenly snatched the shower
curtain open. Pritchett was holding a rifle around a five-year-old
child with his right hand, while both were standing in the show-
er. Both Lt. Joost and Deputy Whigham repeatedly instructed
Pritchett to drop the firearm. Piitchett refused to comply with the
officer's instructions. Pritchett started to step out of the tub and
began raising the rifle in the officer's direction. Lt. Joost started
stepping back towards Deputy Whigham; during this time both
Lt. Joost and Deputy Whigham repeatedly commanded Pritchett
to drop the rifle. As Pritchett continued his advance towards the
officers he continued to raise the muzzle at them when the offi-
cers fired. Four shots were fired and Mr. Pritchett was fatally in-
jured. The child was uninjured and removed from the bathroom.
Madison County Emergency Medical Personnel responded to
the scene and Pritchett was pronounced dead at the scene
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the States
Attorneys Office are conducting the investigation into the shoot-
ing. Their examination-of the rifle revealed that it was loaded, a
round was in theehamber and the safety was off. An autopsy re-
vealed that three of the officer's four shots struck Pritchett.
Cont'd from Page 1A
Inc. of Tallahassee, Fla. drew up plans for the facility. Culpepper
Construction Co., Inc. will manage the project. The new site is the
old Madison Primary school across from the Colin P. Kelly Gym.
The Madison County School Board transferred the land to NFCC in
The NFCC "Science guys" Daniel Harris, department chair-
man, and instructors Barry Barnhart, Greg Molnar, Tony DeLia, and
Terry Zimmerman posed with ceremonial gold shovels as cameras
clicked recording the occasion for posterity.
Science faculty members were involved in planning the build-
ing which will have a brick facade and central atrium. There will be
four lab/classroom combinations, a multipurpose room, five faculty
offices, mechanical and communications areas as well as lab prepa-
P .'. 4.. lA ,
Ken. and Linda Green from Ohio stopped by our of-
fice to show us the story they saw about our family
featured in their American Profile newspaper in Ohio.
dream, which has been a wonderful life.
Other local folks have shared other stories of friends and
kin-people who read about us and called them. The florist at
Winn-Dixie shared with me how her sister up the country had
called when she read about this "green" couple from Madison,
Fla. and told everyone in her office --- "That's where my sister
lives." She immediately called her sister, who hasn't lived here
long, and asked her if she knew us. It was just ironic that the
next day is when I called to order flowers for our granddaugh-
ter, Cheltsie, to give her at her"Miss Madison" pageant March
18th, and met the lady who told me about her sister's call.
We also appreciate all the calls from'other locals here in
Madison County who have called told us they enjoyed the sto-
ry. We are humbled, proud, sincerely modest about the story,
and just appreciate anyone wanting to sit and read about our
We thank everyone for the calls and kind words about us,
after reading the news article. It makes us fully realize even
more how much our news stories on you, our readers, mean to
you. We are blessed to have so many friends.
Ken and Linda Green of Kenton, Ohio, are pictured at left,
in front of our newspaper building, at the "cemetery" of nega-
tive words to take home with them to show their friends. The
couple stopped by to see us after visiting with The Husband and
me last Saturday at our office. They were kind enough to tell us
they enjoyed reading the news story in their American Profile
the received in Ohio about us, and wanted to meet us. (Greene
Publishing, Inc. photo by Carl Painter.)
I can't close this column without sending congratulations,
to Jacob, our friend and colleague, who has been named "Lee
Citizen of the Year," and to the other Lee Citizens who have
been chosen to represent Lee this Saturday at "Lee Day. "
The staff of Greene Publishing, Inc. and the entire Greene
Family send sincere congratulations to Jacob, for having been
named the "Lee Citizen Of The Year," for 2006. Jacob will ride
in the Lee Day Parade April 1st, which will be an honor for him
and for this newspaper.
Jacob has spent maiy: years as a citizen of Lee, and has
done much to promote its activities, and its "Lee Day." He does
much "behind the scenes" helping promote his beloved town.
Jacob started with Greene Publishing, Inc. in 1993 as a re-
porter, and except for a two-year break, is still with us today.
We appreciate his.loyalty to Madison County, and his efforts to
promote the town and the county he loves dearly. Jacob has also
been loyal to the citizens of Lee, and has a column he has writ-
ten for many years, and still writes, telling of "happenings" in
Lee. If a person simply asks Jacob about someone they know
in Lee --- he, too,
knows the person.
He is probably one of
the most well-known
citizens of the "Lit-
tie, But Proud, Town
of Lee." We also
to Sharon Blanton,
who has been named
the "Lee .Founding
worked with us at
one time, also. We
Ruby L. Register,
S ." !," i" Honorar~i .""'"
Lee," who is a fine
citizen of Lee.
"Nuff said...Bye for
Jacob Bembry now...See 'ya.
Run-ins With The Law..
Madison, WI policeman had a perfect spot to watch for
speeders, but wasn't getting many people. Then he discovered
the problem. A 12-year-old boy was standing up the road with
a hand painted sign which read "RADAR TRAP AHEAD." The
officer also found the boy had an accomplice who was a bit fur-
ther down the road with a sign reading "TIPS" and a bucket full
of money. (And we used to just sell lemonade!)
A motorist was mailed a picture of his car speeding
through an automated radar post in La Crosse, WI. A $40
speeding ticket was included. Being cute, he sent the police de-
partment a picture of $40. The police responded with another
mailed photo of handcuffs.
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VIEWPOINTS & OPINIONS
Lee Day Set For Saturday
Lee Day will be here on Saturday, April 1. Everything is set to
kick off Friday evening with a Lee Day dinner at 7 p.m. at Lee
United Methodist Church. The cost will be $25 for couple and $13
for singles. There will be choice of entrees between ham and chick-
A pancake breakfast will be held the next morning from 7 a.m.
until 9 a.m. at Lee UMC.
The parade line-up will be set at 9:30 a.m. and will begin mov-
ing through downtown Lee at 10 a.m.
The Lee Day opening ceremonies will be held, following the
During the parade, the grand marshals will be all veterans and
all current military people from the Lee area, who will march in the
Ruby Register was chosen as this year's Honorary Miss Lee.
Sharon Blanton was chosen as this year's Founding Forefather. I
have the honor of being this year's Citizen of the Year (and I would
like to thank Jim and Vivian Searcy and their daughter, Alex, for
the use of Alex's Mercedes convertible in the parade). Heather
Murphy will be Miss Lee 2006 and Tiffany Register is Teen Miss
Lee 2006. They and a host of other beauty queens and regal kings
will be featured in the parade.
There will be entertainment all day long and a special open
house of the Whittle Estate, given by the Searcys.
Happy birthday wishes are extended this week to Dick Havi-
land, who will celebrate his birthday on Wednesday, March 29.
Louise Webb will celebrate her birthday on Thursday, March 30.
Kristen Taylor, Maria Tyson and Jerry Murdoch will celebrate their
birthdays on Friday, March 31. Betty Starling, Jerry Lindstrand and
Chuck Dickey will celebrate their birthdays on Saturday, April 1. I
would like to extend a special happy birthday across the ocean (all
the way to Kisgrave, which is north of Ipswich in Suffolk County,
England) to Deanna Lincoln, who celebrates her birthday on Mon-
day, April 3. A very special birthday wish goes out to Louis De-
Motsis, the former mayor of the Town of Lee on Tuesday, April 4.
Special anniversary wishes go out this week to my sister and
brother-in-law, Debbie and Greg Leutner, who celebrate their an-
niversary on Thursday, March 30. James and Margie Phillips cele-
brate their wedding anniversary on Saturday, April 1. Sean and
April Herring celebrate their anniversary on Monday, April 3.
That's all the news for this week! Have a great week and a*
bhiful forever! May God bless each and every one of you.
Man Arrested 'or Rattery,
Domestic Violence And Trespassing
A St. Augustine man was arrested for battery, domestic vi-
olence, criminal mischief and trespass of an occupied structure
on Sunday, March 26.
According to a Madison Police Department report, early
Sunday morning, Patrolman Joel Oquendo responded to a resi-
dence, Where a man, Kevin Gardner, 42, was attempting to en-
ter a house, thinking a woman he once had a relationship with
was there with another man. After Oquendo arrived.and the res-
idents opened the door, the man charged past Oquendo into the
When Oquendo pulled out his Tazer and asked him to stop,
Gardner put his hands where they could be seen.
During the charge through the house, a pregnant woman at-
tempted to stop him from forcing his way into the bedrooms.
When she did so, Gardner pushed her into a deep freezer.
The Easter Cold Snap Came Early
Gatepost has certainly been wearing our sweaters and jackets
around town. The Easter cold snap (you know it always comes) ar-
rived just a tad early. However, we had not packed away our
woolies, so we were able to dress accordingly. Hope you were, too.
We still had company. Susan and Buddy Dunn came down
from Columbus, Ga., to visit her mother, Clara Barrett, and take her
for a spin around the countryside and lunch at Yellow Pine Satur-
day. A very pleasant day it was.
Bill and Janis Bunting didn't quite fulfill their plans to get the
children together in Mississippi. But they did travel some.
Shelby Day became a tourist and rambled around seeing parts
of Florida he'd never visited. Now he knows more than Gatepost
does about our state.
Our congratulations to Melissa Burke, our new Miss Madison
County. And our thanks to all the young ladies who vied for the
Best wishes to little Gracie Kay Jenkins, who was born March
22. Her proud parents are Rick and Bridgett Jenkins.
Celebrating birthdays in the upcoming week are our green-
thumb aunt, Brunelle Sheffield, Helen Johnson, Lynn Corbin, Gary
Haire, Carlton Giddens, and Joseph McCain, March 30; Ariel
Blanton, April 1; Sim Cave, Heather Walthall, and Shawn
O'Quinn, Apr. 2; Frances Hughey, Teresa Davis, and Alexandria
James, Apr.3; the highly-organized Peggy Rykard, Frances Brin-
son, Hannah Odiorne, Barbara Robinson, and Kendra Wilson, Apr.
4; Rosie Leggett, Tiffany Aikens, and hard-working Gianna Wash-
ington, Apr. 5. Gatepost good wishes to all of you for a very mer-
Picket Fence Pride: the flowing wisteria across Hwy. 53 N
from Evergreen Church. That cascade of blossoms makes our heart
soar and praise the Lord.
On our prayer list, let's keep Judy Placzkowski as she recov-
ers from surgery.
Let's also keep Fay Todd on our list as she works on getting
over that broken foot.
Our fellow teacher, Mike Radel, is still battling bronchitis.
Let's pray for him.
Early Bird notice: The 55 Plus Club will meet on the FIRST
instead of the second Wednesday in April (April 5) due to Holy
Week Services. Time and place the same. Robert Wagner, chair-
man of the Madison County Ministerial Association, will present a
program on what the association provides. The Pine Tree Quilters
will serve lunch at noon.
Before you hit the hay Saturday night, remember to set your
clock forward one hour. Otherwise, Sunday will be a mess for you.
Let us hear your news. Leave a note at the Greene Publishing
Building on Hwy. 53 S, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call
Meet you at the gatepost next week.
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beyond said deadline.
Today you turn 16! Congratulations on reaching such a sig-
nificant milestone Sweet Sixteen.
I get to see you so rarely because your folks live so far away
from us that I thought I might take this opportunity to write you
a letter imparting some advice that I have acquired in my 58
years. Some of this may seem a little strange to you at this stage
in your life; if so, I hope you'll put this letter away and look at
it some time in the future when it might make more sense.
At the same time, you should feel very special because this
Letter will be printed in our local newspaper today. Possibly
there are others who will read this letter and be able to make use
of these thoughts. So, here comes some advice from your
Learn your history. The lessons from the past have much to
teach us about how we might live, both now and in the future.
I find that there are many people who are taken advantage of be-
cause they have such a poor understanding history's lessons.
Study economic principles. Not only will this understand-
ing help you in your personal life with things like budgeting and
investing, but it will give you a better understanding of public
policy. The strength of our nation is the economic engine which
makes our way of life possible. The better understanding of this
you have, the better citizen you will be. I think your Dad has an
excellent background to teach you many of these principles.
Develop and nurture a deep and abiding faith. Make that
faith a central part of your life and put all earthly things in prop-
er context. You may be surprised and certainly enriched by the
important role faith plays in strengthening emotional health.
In every way you can, develop self-sufficiency. Before you
depend on others, look to yourself for the answers. You'll be
surprised at how many things you can accomplish on your own.
I see so many examples of people who are dependent on others,
frequently the government, and continually experience letdown.
Personal responsibility is one of the most important things you
can learn at your age.
Work at your ability to plan ahead and develop an attention
for detail. These are two attributes that will put you in good
stead. Most of whatever ability I possess in this regard was in-
herited fropt my Father, which would be your Great Grandfa-
When I was just a couple of years older than you are now,
my Grandmother Olive Christina Bogseth Boyles, predicted my.
success because I understood the value of hard work. That's
pretty good advice. Incidentally, she was born of immigrant
parents in a sod hut on the plains of the Nebraska Sandhills in
1892. To me, that proves two things America is the land of
opportunity, and our family has come a long way.
The key to progress and social advancement is education.
Many of your forbearers were teachers, so you know how much
they valued education. Put energy into your education and, in
doing so, invest for your future.
Integrity is so important. Someone once told me that in-
tegrity is doing the right thing when no one is watching. Un-
derstand that your word is your bond.
I hope this advice makes good sense, and you can apply it
to improve your life and others around you. Never forget the
important role of setting a good example, particularly for your
younger brother and sister.
Above all, remember that I love you and expect many
things of you.
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4A Madison County Carrier www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, March 29, 2006
AROUND MADISON COUNTY
Kafilyn Grace Hutchinson
Marion Nicole (Nikki) Williamson
and Kyle Richard Hunter
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Wayne Williamson of
Madison are pleased to 'annoupc the upcoming mar-
riage of -their daughter, Marion Nicole (Nikki)
l Williamson to Kyle Richard Hunter, son of Mr. and
SMrs. Richard William Hunter of Greenville.
Nikki is the granddaughter of Mrs. Marion
SAnderson and the late Mr. John Anderson of
Madison and the late Mr. and Mrs. Tommy
Williamson of Gadsden, Alabama.
Kyle is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Jim
Hunter of Greenville and Mrs. Joyce Sale and
the.late Mr. Sidney Sale also of Greenville. Kyle is the
great-grandson of Mr. Sam Sale of Madison.
The wedding is planned for Saturday, the sixth of
May, two-thousand and six, at four o'clock in the af-
ternoon at the 1898 First Baptist Church Sanctuary of
All family and friends are invited to attend.
Kaitlyn Grace Hutchinson was born February 27, 2006, to
proud parents, Edward and Ashley Hutchinson of Madison. She
joins a brother, Hagan; grandparents, "Big Mike" and Tory
Woods, and Ed and Irma Hutchinson, all of Madison. Kaitlyn
weighed in at 6 Ibs., 5 ozs. and was 19 inches long.
This Is A Thank You
For The Community
The family of the late An-
nie B. Dean, beloved mother,
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Emily Frances Webb
Thomas, age 92, passed away
Friday, March 24, 2006 at
Bainbridge Health Care m
The funeral service was at
1:00 p.m. Sunday, March 26,
2006, at Calvary Baptist
Church in Bainbridge, GA,
with Dr. C. Phil Tondee offici-
ating. A graeside ser\ ice \\ai
held at 4:30 p.m. Sunday,
March 26, 2006 at Corinth
Primitive Baptist Church
Cemetery in Lee, with Rev.
Greg Regans officiating. The
family received friends from
.5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Satur-
day, March 25, 2006, at Ivey
Funeral Home, in Bainbridge,
Online visitors may sign
the guest register at www.ivev-
may be made to St. Jude's
Children's Research Hospital.
Attn: Thanks and Giving, 501
St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN
Mrs. Thomas was born
October 29,1913, in Hardee
County, the daughter of Don
Dennard Webb and Tempie
Jane Johnson Webb.-She was a
homemaker and a member of
Calvary Baptist Church, where
she taught Sunday School for
many years. In 1995, at the
age of 82, she was the oldest
person in Georgia to receive
the GED and was recognized
by Gov. Zell Miller. She was
preceded in death by her hus-
band, Joe Henry Thomas, and
a son, Kenneth Thomas.
Survivors include two
sons and daughters-in-law,
Dexter and Mary Thomas of
Bainbridge, GA, and Larry and
Martha. Thomas of Atlanta,
GA; a daughter and son-in-
law, Tempie and Pat Buie of
Blairsville, GA; two sisters,
Dazella .Seals of Clearwater,
and Adel Smith of DeFuniak
Springs; 'ten grandchildren;
and eleven great-grandchil-
Tri-County Family Health
Care will hold a Press Confer-
ence announcing this program
on March 29th, 2006 at 10:00
A.M.', area residents that are in-
teresied in learniri n more about
the Center's services and dis-
count-prescription drug pro-
gram are invited.
For more information
about Tri-County 'Family
Health Care, its discount pie-
scription drug program, and the
Press Conference please con-
tact Denise Donohue at
The Southeastern Commu-
nity Blood Center bloodmobile
will be parked at the Winn-Dix-
ie in Madison from 1:00 to 6:00
p.m. No appointment is neces-
sary. For more information,
contact Ted White at Winn-
April Fool's Karaoke
Dance Party, hosted by Positive
Christian Singles at 8:30 p.m.
at 1650 River St., (1/4 mile east
of Sam's Club), Valdosta. Call
One Church One Child of
Florida, Inc. Adoption/Foster
Care Parent, & God-Parent Ori-
entation Class to be held April
1, 2006 at 10:30 a.m. to 12:30
p.m. at the Innovative Agape
Ministries in Tallahassee. Cov-
ering requirements for adopting
and fostering children. For
more information call 850'414-
5620 or Toll Free 1-888-283-
0886. Register Today.
There will be a Golf Tour-
nament with proceeds to bene-
fit Madison Academy. Tee time
is at 9:00 a.m. Pre-register by
March 21. Entry fees will be
collected, lunch will be served
and prizes awarded. Call 973-
6701 for Joyce Thompson or
973-8580 for Chandra Smith
for more information.
Pinetta First Baptist
Church WOM will be having a
Yard Sale on April 1, 2006
Starting at 8:00 a.m. It will be
held at the Pastolium just north
of the church. All proceeds will
go to charity. The Youih group
will be selling donuts as a fund
You are cordially invited
to the ,Auction and Dinner
hosted by NMadison Academy at
Madison Women's. Club.
Silent Auction at 6 p.m with
steak dinner at 7 p.m. Live
auction at 8 p.mi. $25 dona-
tion/ticket call 973-2529 for
Love Program at New
Bethel P.B. Church on April 2
at 3:00 p.m. for Deacon Mack
Wesley (aka M.C.) Speaker:
Elder Joseph Andrews, Monti-
cello. Elder U.P. Jones, Pastor.
Everyone is cordially invited.
The Pippins of Milton,
will be ministering in Word
and Song during the 11:00 a.m.
service at New Life Christian
Church located on US 90 West
in Madison. Come for your
time of refreshing in the Mas-
ter's presence. For more infor-
The Madison County 4-H
Council will hold a meeting at
the Madison County Extension
Office at 6 p.m. Each 4-H club
in Madison should send at least
one member to represent them
during this meeting'and all At-
Large members should attend.
This meeting is open to all who
are interested in attending, in-
cluding youth, parents, and
adults wanting to serve as vol-
unteers. The Madison County
4-H Council Club is open to all
young ages 5-18. For more in-
formation, please contact
Rachel, at 850-973-4138 or
check out the 4-H website at
www.madison. ifas. ufl. edu/4-H.
The April meeting of the
55 Plus Club will meet on the
FIRST WEDNESDAY IN
APRIL due to Holy Week com-
inig on our regular second'
Wednesday of the month. The-
place i' the same, United
Methodist Cooperative Center
on Highway 145. The time is
12 Noon. The host will be the
very talented and generous
Pine Tree Quilters. The pro-
gram will be presented by Rev.
Robert Agner, Chair' of the
Ministerial Association, who
will speak about the "Role and
Contribution of the Associa-
tion." Anyone in the commu-
nity 55 years old and older is
welcome to attend. There are
no fees of any kind ,and no
reservations are necessary. For
more information' about 55
Plus Club or any outreach pro-
gram of UMCM call the Coor-
dinator Linda Gaston at 850-
Madison County High'
School will hold its Junior/Se-
nior Prom 2006 from 8:00 p.m.
- midnight in the MCHS Gym-
Thinking about raising
meat goats? From 9:00 a.m. to
12:00 p.m. the Florida A&M
University will be hosting Part
2 of the Meat Goat Training se-
ries. The subjects will include
breeding, selecting meat goats
and bio-security oh the farm.
There is a $5 registration fee
for the session. For more in-
formation, please call Angela
McKenzie-Jakes at 850-875-
The Hanson and Rocky
Springs United Methodist
Churches will present an illus-
trated message entitled, "Jesus
and the Nine Inch Nails." The
two performances will be at the
Madison Woman's Club at
11:00 a.m. and again at 6:00
p.m. This is an original illus-
trated sermon by Pastor Greg
Grant. You will see actors
posed in various scenes as Rev.
Grant narrates the story of the
death, resurrection and ascent
of Christ. Special effects,
lighting and music will, add to
April 15 & 16
The 38th Annual Man-
darin Art Festival will be held
Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m. and on Sunday
from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The event will take place at
the club grounds at 12447
Mandarin Rd, Jacksonville.
For more information, con-
tact Chris Hiday at mandaii-
email@example.com or 904-
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Lake Park Of Madison Nursing Home
Red Hatters Gather At One Eleven Grill
By JeSsalyn Covell
Greene Publishing Inc.
The Red Hat Society is
strictly a woman's organiza- ..
tion that aims for social inter-
action, and to encourage fun, .
silliness, creativity, and friend- .
ship in middle age women and
.The Red Hat Society-takes ,_ V.'
its name from the. opening
lines of the poem "Warning"
By Jenny Joseph which starts:
"When I am an old woman
I shall wear purple with a red
hat that doesn't do and doesn't
The proud Red Hatters
.from the Lake Park of Madi-
son Nursing Home are at least F
50 years 'in age and are infa- Red Hatters are a nurturing network of woman fifty
mously fun! years of age or over who want to have fun while wear-
Each member ranges, ing their exquisite red hats and purple dresses!
from all different walks of life. (Greene Publishing Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry,
The Red Hatters main March 10, 2006
mission is to have fun. They
have all been so dutiful and so busy for so long that they feel they deserve a break, and they do!
These women have shouldered various responsibilities and obligations for quite some time and
this particular society is a place to let loose and have a good time.
These woman firmly believe that silliness is the comedy relief of life and underneath it all,
the Red Hatter's share affection that is forged by common life experiences and a genuine enthu-
siasm for wherever life takes them next.
At Claninova Festival
Madison County piano students enjoyed a fun and educational day at the Mu-
sic Center in Live Oak. Madison County residents included: Hannah Zimmerly,
(front row) Caleb Tuten, Tyler Zimmerly, Instructor, Debbie Gilbert, (second row)
Jessica Pickles, Brooke Kinsley, and Instructor, former Madison County resident,
Melissa Todd Bozeman (third row). Not pictured is Victoria Todd. (Photo submitted)
By Jessalyn Covell
Greene Publishing Inc.
On Saturday, March 18, The Yamaha
Clavinova Festival took place at the Music
Center in Live Oak.
The public was invited and the admission
was absolutely free. There was a vast out-
come of 250 in attendance throughout the
At The Yamaha Clavinova Festival, key-
board players from all different levels from
this area performed. These players ranged
from Madison, Branford, Lake City, Mayo,
Jasper and Live Oak counties.
The Festival offered keyboard players a
rare opportunity to perform before audiences.
Also, it gave students the opportunity to win
one of two Clavinovas that was given away
by Yamaha Corporation of America.
The lucky winner was Braxton Furry of
The Madison County residents who at-
tended the festival were: Hannah Zimmerly;
Caleb Tuten; Tyler Zimmerly, Instructor,
Debbie Gilbert; Jessica Pickles; Brooke
Kinsley; Victoria Todd; and Instructor, for-
merly from Madison, Melissa Todd Bozeman.
The Yamaha Clavinova festival was en-
joyed by beginning enthusiasts and appreci-
ated by artists alike. It was an outstanding
family, fun-filled day.
For more information about Clavinovas
Pianos, please contact Sheila Burnham at the
Music Center at (386) 362-5816.
Roderick K. Shaw III Appointed
Chair Of Madison For Davis
Democratic Candidate for Governor Jim Davis Taps Chairs in All 67 Counties
After becoming the first candidate for gover- every community in Florida and that he will be a
nor to visit every county in Florida, Democrat Jim governor who everyone in Florida can be proud of.
Davis today announced he has appointed county "When I launched my campaign, I set a goal
chairs in each of the state's 67 counties. In Madi- of visiting every county because I want to be a gov-
son County, Davis tapped Roderick K. Shaw III, emor for all Floridians," said Davis. "I've met
DMD, MAGD to spearhead his local organizing and talked with voters all across Florida. From rur-
efforts. al counties to urban counties, from small counties
"I am honored that Roderick has agreed to do- to large, Floridians want a governor who will listen
nate his talent to build our campaign organization to them and respect them. I will be that governor."
in Madison County. It's because of the commit- Two weeks ago at a town hall meeting, Davis
ment and hard work of people like Roderick that unveiled his vision for Keeping Florida's Promise
we'll win this race and bring the kind of change to our children, our seniors, our families, and our
that's desperately needed in Tallahassee," said Jim communities. Among his ideas, Davis proposed in-
Davis. vesting $1 billion from this year's budget surplus
The slate of elected officials, teachers, seniors, to create a Teacher Endowment Fund that would
small business owners, nurses, veterans and even give Florida's teachers a permanent salary in-
some Republicans sends a strong signal about crease.
Davis's deep and diverse support across Florida.
Davis's robust statewide organization is an impor-
tant part of his strategy for winning, not just the
Democratic primary, but also the general election.
Davis said that his statewide organization rep-
resents his commitment to competing for votes in
Davis also discussed his specific ideas for
overhauling the FCAT, reducing the cost of pre-
scription drugs, helping small businesses afford
health insurance for their employees, protecting
Florida's precious quality of life, and bringing
broadband Internet to every community.
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Jean Ball celebrated her 100th birthday
with a party at Madison Nursing Center on
Ball, who turned 100 years old on March
16, is the mother of Carol Flournoy, of Madi-
son, and Ralph Cook, of Birmingham, Ala.,
(who was unable to attend).
Out-of-town guests included: Eugenia
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Jordan and Alana.; and Elizabeth and Gary
Local guests included: Carol and Covie
SFlournoy; Jim and Lisa Flournoy (and their (
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Nestle Waters Adds A Fifth Production Line To Its
Bottling Facility And Seeks To Hire At Least 30 People
Madison County Bottling Facility Opens Line and Seeks to Hire Employees
Explosive growth fuels start up of fifth production line at
Nestle Waters North America, the premiere employer in Madi-
son County. Due to increasing business demand, 'the line is
scheduled to start producing on April 1, 2006.
In conjunction with this positive growth, Nestle Waters has
also announced that it will begin an extensive hiring campaign
to staff the new production line.
Nestle Waters is looking for applicants that are flexible,
self-motivated, and eager to work in a cutting edge environ-
ment. Available positions include machine operators, fork lift
operators, blowmold technicians, quality assuranced technicians,
and line mechanics.
An excellent compensation package is offered that'includes:
pay ranges between $11.25-$17.50 per hour, health and dental
insurance, and 401K and profit-sharing plans. Applicants can
stop by the facility (690 N.E. HaJ\ thorn Road, Lee, Florida) to
fill out applications or visit one of the Employment Connection
Centers located in Perry, Madison, and Live Oak;, the Georgia
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Each new year brings lots of opportunities, and chal-
lenges, time to reassess our accomplishments and shortfalls
of the past year, and a need to focus on our priorities for the
year ahead. The members of Hickory Grove United
Methodist Church have been doing all of that as it relates to
their "Founder's Day Celebration."
In 1991, Randall and Dan Buchanan had a vision for an
"old-fashibned" day of celebration of our farm, family,
church and Christian heritage. They felt that recognizing
and preserving the pride in the old ways of our ancestors
helped enrich the.knowledge and broaden the cultural uh-
derstanding of our younger generation. The funds raised by
the "celebration" were targeted to a mission project of the
church to help one of our members. facing a family health
From the beginning, everyone in the church, youlig and
old, have worked tirelessly to pro\ ide this unique experi-
ence for our community. After 15 years, with our members
aging and a smaller group to do the \w ork. it seemed tlhat this
special day might have to come to an end.
After aching muscles and tired feet have been soothed,
and w ith much consideration and prayer, the Hickory Grove
United Methodist Church is pleased to announce that their
Founder's Day Celebration will continue this year. Come
October 21, 2006, there will be the smell of biscuits baking
in the wood stoves, syrup. bubbling in the kettles, chicken
pileau being cooked in the washpots over the fire, sausage
hanging in the smokehouse, crafts and jellies awaiting in the
country store, gospel singing to stir our souls; a message
from the circuit-riding preacher, and too many other activi-
ties to mention.
On October 21st, plan to join the folks bf Hickory Grove
United Methodist Church for this day of fello%,ship. good
food, nostalgia, and remini c ence" This celebration of the
.past has become not just something we do at Hickory Grove,
but it isa real part of our very being. The Founder's Day
Celebration provides recognition of the physical, creative,
and spiritual strengths imparted to us by our forefathers. For
this rich heritage, they are most grateful.
Madison County Included In EIDLs Loans
The U.S. Small
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The filing deadline for Economic Injury Loan Applications for Hurricane Dennis is April 10,
Busi- is reminding businesses in Escambia, Franklin, Gulf, be used to pay fixed debts, the terms of each loan and
(SBA) the counties of Bay, Dixie, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Tay- payroll, accounts payable, the payment amount, based
lor, Wakulla, and Walton and other bills that could on the financial circum-
Slland contiguous counties of have been paid had the dis- stances of each borrower.
o Calhoun, Gilchrist,.Holmes, aster not occurred. These To obtain a loan appli-
Jackson, Jefferson, loans are not intended to cation, interested business
1[ *- i...l .- a...' : Lafayette, Leon, Levy, Lib- replace lost sales or profits. owners should contact
Oppor til tS'1 erty, Madison, and Washing- The interest rate on SBA's National Customer
7641 /VillageSquareShops ton in the State of Florida these loans may be as low Service Center by calling
V24 Hour SecurityService that Economic Injury Disas- as 4.000 percent, with.a 800-659-2955 (for the
/Medical Staff- ter Loans (EIDLs) are still maximum term of 30 years, hearing-impaired, 800-
24 Hour Duty available to small business- The SBA determines the 877-8339); Monday
l Boating, Fishing Tenus & es that were economically amount of economic injury through Saturday from
Shuffleboard impacted by Hurricane Den-1 , Iik I
/Private Custom Built Homes nis that occurred on July 7- 4 Nd t, Niviut ."
/Rental Homes-1 & 2 BR 20, 2005.
VRental Apartments- "Small businesses that
Efficiency, 1 and2 BR suffered economic injury
/Lawn Maintenance losses from the disaster
/Paved, Lighted Streets wanting to apply for a low-
ad interest loan from the SBA
are urged to do so before
the April 10, 2006 dead-
CH STIAN VILLAGE line," said Frank Skaggs,
T DOWLING PARK Director of SBA Field Op-
., 16 miles west of Live Oak, Florida erations Center East. .
;291. Toll free(800) 647-3353 Small businesses may i
www.acvillage.net apply for a loan up to $1.5
warm friendly neighbors in million if they suffered
binational Christian environment." substantial economic injury
experience the unique Village lifestyle from the disaster. These
ee overnight stay in our Village Lodge. working capital loans may
IrJ i .. t If
8:00 a.m. until 9,:00 p:m.
EST. Business loan appli-
cations can also be down-
loaded from the SBA's
www. sba. gov/disaster.
should'be mailed to: U.S.
Small Business Adminis-
tration, National Process-
ing and Disbursement Cen-
ter, 14925 Kingsport Road,.
Fort Worth. TX 76155.
A rewarding job with the nation's leading bottled water company
may be closer than you think. Nestle Waters North America is hiring.
Nestl has several immediate openings at its Madison County bottling facility.
Employment opportunities are available for flexible and self-motivated individuals seeking
careers in production, maintenance, logistics and quality assurance.
Help prevent damage from bark beetles,
diseases, and wildfire through practices
that promote healthy pines.
S11s per hour
Fork Lift Operators
.$1125 per hour
S1350 per hour
Quality Assurance Techs
$1350 per hour
$1750 per hour
Nestle Waters offers great starting pay, ranging from $1125 to $1750
an hour depending upon the position. Our outstanding benefits
package includes health and dental insurance along with a 401K
and profit-sharing plans.
Stop by and fill out an application (directions below), and take
the first step toward a challenging and rewarding future with
Nestl6 Waters. Applications are also available at Employment
Connection centers in Madison, Perry, and Live Oak, Florida.
For more information, call Nestle Waters
at (850) 971-2100 or visit our website
* Thin dense pine stands.
* Control understQry
* Minimize tree wounds
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* Use prescribed fire.
* Harvest low-vigor
stands and replant.
* Plant species right
for the soil and site.
A message from the Florida Department
of Agriculture and Consumer Services,
Division of Forestry, the University of
Florida/IFAS, and the USDA Forest Service.
- From 11o0:
Take exit 262 North through
the town of Lee to SR 6.
Turn East (RIGHT) for approx. 3 miles
to Hawthorn Road.
Look for the Deer Park sign.
Turn RIGHT on Hawthorn Road and
follow the signsto the parking area.
From 1-75: Take exit 460 turn West
approx. 15 miles. Entrance is on LEFT.
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Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Madison County Carrier 9A
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"It's a Tradition: Family,
Agriculture, Industry And Rides"
March 31 -
It is time again to welcome our many friends throughout the county and area to visit the
Suwannee County Fair and Youth Livestock Show and Sale to be held March 31 April 8, 2006.
Our theme for this year is "It's a Tradition FAIR : Family, Agriculture, Industry and Rides," we
hope this years theme will help us all remember the importance of Agriculture in our daily lives.
Your Fair officials have arranged livestock shows and entertainment that should be fun, educa-
tional, and interesting for all those who attend. Hopefully, large numbers will support the Fair giv-
ing encouragement to those who have volunteered their time and talents to make this fair the best
April 8, 2006
A special thanks to the men and women who head the departments along with their volun-
teers whose efforts keep the Fair going. Only with the support and participation of our local com-
mercial businesses and organizations can we enjoy such an event, therefore, we ask that you in
return support their businesses during the year. Come to the Fair and enjoy viewing, doing and
learning from our exhibits and entertainment.
S WELCOME! To Our 91rA Annual Suwannee
o Count FairLivestock Show and Sale
IL v st k Sa ds
The 91st Annual
Suwannee County Fair
Livestock Show and Safe
Live Oak, Florida
March 30th April 8th
SO MUCH FUN IT TAKES 10 DAYS TO HOLD IT ALL!
Thursday, March 30th Sneak A Peak At The Midway
Armband $10 Ride All Rides from 5 p.m. to Close
(Free Admission and Armand Discount Saves $20)
Friday, March 31st & Friday, April 7th
\ Midnight Madness $15 Armband
Ride All Rides from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Early Bird Midnight Madness $20 Armband
Ride All Rides from 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Saturday, April 1st & Saturday, April 8th
Matinee $15 Armband ($10 with $5 off Coupon)
Ride All Rides from Noon to 5 p.m.
Evening $20 Armband
Ride All Rides from 6 p.m. to Close
Sunday, April 2nd
Midway Opens at 1 p.m. until Close $10 Armband
($10 includes Rides and Free Admission to the Fair)
Fair Admission Only, No Rides $5
Monday, April 3rd
Dollar Day 5 p.m. until Close
Dollar Admission and Dollar Rides
Some Games and Foods $1
Tuesday, April 4th
Family Pack Discount Tickets 5 p.m. until Close
Wednesday, April 5th & Thursday, April 6th
Student Days Students (6-18) Admitted Free w/ Coupon
Ride All Rides From 5 p.m. until Close
Armband $15 $13 with $2 off Coupon
Free Admission and Armband Coupon Save $7
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Wednesday, March 29, 2006
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This service is available to ask quesuons
about medical concerns of interest. It is not de-
signed as a substitute for profession help i.e.,
physician MD or DO, nurse pracdoner ARNP
or physician assistant PA. Most of the answers
Will be general answers and without medical
Please send questions to :
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Dr. C.E. Richardson is medical director of
Madison Memorial HealthCare Center
MAIHC Madison Floritda.
"I have sugar"
What is diabetes or sugar?
Diabetes is an Endocrine
dysfunction that deals with the
body's use or metabolism of
sugar. It is a chronic illness that
affects millions of people. Sim-
plistically, it is' high levels of
sugar in the blood stream and
frequently spills over into the
What are the
In 1997, the American Dia-
betic Association (ADA) has
placed it into four clinical class-
1. Type 1 (formally called
Insulin Dependent Diabetes or
IDDM). The cause is destruc-
tion of the specific cell which
make insulin. These persons re-
2. Type 2 (formally called
Non Insulin Dependent Dia-
betes or NIDDM). This occurs
because the amount of insulin
produced progressively de-
creases and there is increase re-
sistance of cells to use it.
3. There are certain dis-
eases that have defects of the
cell making the insulin or drugs
used in treating AIDS
4. Gestational diabetes that
occurs during pregnancy
How is diabetes diagnosed?
A blood test (fasting plas-
ma glucose FPG) is the pre-
ferred test to diagnose diabetes
in children and nonpregnant
adults. We often monitor the ef-
fectiveness of treatment by us-
ing the A1C. This is not a good
test to diagnose.
The criteria to warrant a di-
agnosis should meet the follow-
1. Symptoms of diabetes
and blood test of 200 mg/dl.
The symptoms include frequent
urination (polyuria), increased
eating (polydipsia), and unex-
plained weight loss.
2. Fasting Plasma Glucose
126mg/dl. Fasting is no caloric
or food for at least 8 hours
3. 2-Hour plasma glucose
200mg/dl during an OGTT.
This test require drinking a high
sugar fluid then checking the
blood and urine levels
What does it mean to be
"borderline diabetes" or
"touch of diabetes"
There are persons who
have sugar that is high but do
not meet the requirement for a
diagnosis of diabetes. This enti-
ty is important because it is a
significant risk factor for devel-
oping diabetes and cardiovascu-
lar disease. One should closely
monitor blood pressure, obesity
Testing is especially impor-
tant for individuals who are
asymptomatic who are 45 years
or older, and overweight.
Younger persons at risk are
those who are overweight,
physically inactive, have a close
relative with diabetes, members
of high-risk ethnic populations
(e.g. Native Americans, Blacks,
Latin, Asian-American), high
blood pressure greater than
140/90 and those with elevation
of their cholesterol (the good
cholesterol less than 35 mg/dl
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How is diabetes treated?
The first most important
step is to get a complete history
and physical. Screening blood
and urine samples are impor-
tant. If there are other associate
illnesses, more specific test may
Life style changes require
weight loss, cessation of smok-
ing and increase exercise. Glu-
cose lowering medications are
used singularly or in combina-
tion. The four functional classes
for medicine by mouth are
(TZDs) (Actos, Avandia)
2. biguanides (metformin)
3. alpha-gluosidase inhib-
4. insulin secretagogues
Diabinase, Amaryl, Glucotrol,
The insulin therapy is
placed in classes relate to the
length of activity.
***Please consult with you
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Pine LaKe Nursing nome
Ranks #1 In The Corporation
By Jessalyn Covell
Greene Publishing Inc.
At the annual Administrator's meet-
ing of Summit Health Care, the corpora-
tion which owns Pine Lake Nursing
Home, announced that out of 14 different
nursing home facilities, Pine Lake ranked-
On March 24, Summit Health Care
owner, Guy Farmer, came to present the
award. Another owner, Joe Mitchell, was
Rehab Services, were present to help the
owner hand out the award.
Pine Lake Nursing Home did an out- Guy Farmer, owner of Summit Health Care;
standing performance in 2005 and ex- Pine Lake Nursing Home Administrator, Cathy
needed their budget expectations by 400 Krentz; and Allen Davis, Vice President of Oper-
percent. nations of SHC (pictured left to right)gathered
It was a day of celebration for the the presentation of an outstanding perfor-
Pine Lake Nursing Home's Administra- f e pesin o Ano sta
mance award. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo)
tor, Cathy Krentz, and her remarkable
staff. Everyone enjoyed a catered meal from Sonny's Barbecue of Valdosta, Georgia.
Cathy Krentz stated, "Our facility has many reasons to celebrate. The staff deserves this picnic and
much, much more. They are top performers each and everyday, and fulfill their jobs with such grace."
Dr.'s Hester, Fender, and Morris
are pleased to announce the
addition of Laurie Polk as their
To schedule your complimentary
consultation with Laurie,
please call 245-1800.
X-Rays Comprehensive Examination By Doctor
Presentation Of Financial Costs And Payment Options
Friendly Advice And Answers To All Questions
3229 N. Oak Street Ext.
O Ir F NCE Valdosta 245-1800
12A Madison County Carrier www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, March 29, 2006
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"WE'RE HOME WHEN YOU NEED Us!"
Madison Nursing Center recognizes our attending Physicians:
Dr. A. Dulay, Dr. W.J. Bibb, Dr. F. Pataxcil,
Dr. M. Stick and Tammy Williams, ARNP.
We thank these Physicians and the surrounding community for their past and
2481 West US 90
We also recognize our Physicians for ancillary services:
Dr.'s Rogers & Baldwin, DDS
Dr. Thai, Pyschiatry
Dr. Crump, Podiatrist
M. Hill, O.D.
Dr. Christian Birkedal, Wound Care Specialist
In Honor of Doctors' Day
BIG BEND HOSPICE
Thanks Our Caring and
1 723 Mahan Center Blvd.
Tallahassee, FL 32308
Nancy Chorba, M.D.
Associate Medical Director
LaLe Park Of Madison
Salutes Their Atten cng Physicians
Julie Schindler D.O.
S Medical Director
WJ. Bibb, M.D. Robert Baldwin, D.D.S
Family Practice &
Clint Rocders, D.D.S.
Fifemon Patacxi, M.D Dentistry
Thu Van Tfiai M.D
Micfael Stick M.D. Psychiatry
Tammy Williams, NP-C Podiatrist
Andrew Scanameo, M.D. Christian Birtiedal M.D.
Geritofogist Wound Care Specialist
259 SW Captain Brown RL Madison, Florida
Jessie Furlow, M.D.
Associate Medical Director
John T. MacKay, M.D. Julie Schindler, D.O.
Associate Medical Director Associate Medical Director
Jefferson County Madison County
Primary Eye Care
MADISON EYE CENTER
Thanks To Dr. Melanie Hill
& The Staff at
Madison Eye Center
For Their Continued Service
To The Community
234 SW Range Ave.
Diane Haisten, D.O.
Associate Medical Director
Richard Thacker, D.O.
Associate Medical Director
L Congratulations '
To Our Doctors
I From Jackson's Drug Store
SFull Prescription Service
f Danny Jackson, R. Ph.
Prescriptions Filled Promptly
With Patient Consultation
Mon. Tue. Wed. & Fri: 9-6 Thurs & Sat: 9-12
s Accepts Medicare and Most Jat'.l o Insirn'iiicl Plains .
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r 1ysad ison County
/ memorial Hospial
309 N. B. Marion Street Madison, Fl. 32340 (850) 973-2271
National Dotors' Day March 30
MCMH Board of Directors I
and Staff would like to tha
all our providers for their C,,
and dedication to the ,,
citizens of Madison Couh
Complete Upper and Lower Dentures
BEACHTON DENTURE CLINIC
Now Offers Same Day Service
Dentures, Acrylic Partials, Relines, Repairs & Extractions
V-I William T. McFatter, III, D.D.S., P.C.
F] 1-800-521-7275 OFncE
M-TH 7:30- 4:30
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Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Madison County Carrier 13A
A Day Of Comnmenoration
To All Doctors
By Jessalyn Covell
Greene Publishing Inc.
Physicians at the Madison
County Health Department
and throughout Madison
County will be honored on
March 30, National Doctor's
Day, for their on-going hard
work and dedication empha-
sized through patient care.
Patients who have short
and long-term relationships
with their doctors, such as a
pregnant woman or a person
diagnosed with a terminal ill-
ness, have formed special re-
lationships regarding their
past, previous, and future
health. Patients and their fam-
ilies rely on their family doe-
tors to provide medical ad-
vice, substain their illness
with medications, skilled tech-
niques, and all-aroundd out-
standing family practice.
The physicians at the
Madison County Health Department, family practice physician, Lisa Jernigan, cares for her patients as if
they were her own family members. (Greene Publishing Inc. Photo by Jessalyn Covell, February 28, 2006)
Lisa Jernigan, is one of the three appointed physi-
cians for the Madison County Health Department.
(Greene Publishing Inc. Photo by Jessalyn Covell,
Madison County Health De- Madison healthy and happy
apartment have done just that, year round.
providing Madison residents The two main family
with excellent medical ser- practice doctors are Jerry
vices to our community. Boland and Daniel Van-
The Madison County Durme, who are affiliated
'Health Department staff mem- through the Florida State
bers and local patients would University (FSU) College of
like to extend out a huge Medicine from Tallahassee.
thank-you and their apprecia- The majority of the time,
tion to their doctors who keep, land and VanDurme bring
interns who have plans to
become doctors themselves
to perform rotations in all
areas of the medical field.
Also, Lisa Jerningan is
the third family practice
doctor at the Madison Coun-
ty Health Department.
Jerningan goes the extra
mile while taking care of her
'patients in a family oriented,
professional outlook of her
practice. She has also
formed long lasting friend-
ships with each and every
A staff member of the
health department comment-
ed, "We are grateful for the
dedication and continual ser-
vice of our many fine physi-
There are over 800,000 physicians in the United States working in
every specialty imaginable. In hospitals, clinics and offices
throughout the country doctors tackle tough health issues everyday,
treating the sick and injured, and sometimes pulling off the next
This Doctors' Day, March 30, we would like to thank all of the
physicians in the area for their hard work and dedication.
Because of the-long hours they put in treating patients and \
health care continues
218 SW Third Ave. Madison
A to Z Uniform Shop
(Sheila Huling Owner/Manager)
408D Northside Drive Valdosta, GA
289 SW Range Ave.
I lllllli _Illll I I I ll
348 SW Rutledge St. Madison
I Azalea Center
Sfor PLASTIC SURGERY
2810 N. Oak St. Valdosta, GA
289-A SW Range Ave. Madison, FL
2501 N. Patterson St. Valdosta, GA
of Madison, LLC.
456 W Base St. Madison, FL
-a monogramming INC.
1407 Mahan Drive
Tallahassee, Fl 32308
256 SW Washington Ave.
TALLAHASSEE ORTHOPEDIC & SPORTS
Jennifer Maphis, PT
257 SW Dade St. Madison
353 NE Marion St. Madison, FL
I I I I II - I ~ I I I
14A Madison County Carrier
Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Earn Top Honors
The Madison Bottling Facility has earned Nestle Waters' top honor for product quality among all the company's 14 North
America bottling facilities. As one of the company's newest facilities, this honor reflects the strong spirit and skill of our
employees and their commitment to teamwork. On Tuesday, March 22, 2006, the company recognized the following
individuals who helped make this honor possible.
Fred Schneider Dennis Taylor
Chris Bracknell Dave Sommer
Mike Guilmette Mike Vullo
Jamie Griffin Brad Stauffer
James Anderson Keith Bochnia
Matt Boyd Jennifer Casey
Isaac Cooks Larry Cooley
John Crosby Delmar Dannels
Dustin Folds Sharon Ghent
SLawanda Gibson Dian Harris
Andre Hatchett Larry Holmes
Nakuma Johnson Sean Kearns
Joy Kelley Bryan Littrell
Marcus Moore Laurie Otis
Dallas Plymel Trammel Reid
Ty Robinson Tommy Sapp
Ted Schuebert Cathy Shepard
Brian Stringfellow Scott Sweat
Alison Thigpen Paul Webb
Jay West Altrina Wilson
Rob Fisher presents a Dale Carnegie completion certificate to Paul Web
QA SENSORY PROGRAM
Kenny Caudill & Laine Townsend
WORK ORDER COMPLETION
2005 DALE CARNAGE
2005 SAFETY AWARDS
TWO-YEARS ACCIDENT FREE
Chris Bracknell John Collins Blake Cox
Rob Fisher William Fourakres Jamie Griffin
Mike Guilmette Shaquitha Lott Ben Mabry
Hazel Mitchell Mike Morgan Jason Phillips
Kevin Reaves Lowell Rinehart Ty Robinson
Carole Russo Fred Schneider Dave Sommer
Brad Stauffer Dennis Taylor Mike Vullo
SONE-YEAR ACCIDENT FREE
James Anderson Justin Bashaw Keith Bochnia
Matt Boyd Jennifer Casey Isaac Cooks
Larry Cooley Cody Criss John Crosby
Delmar Dannels Dustin Folds Sharon Ghent
Andre Hatchett Larry Holmes Nakuma Johnson
Sean Kearns Joy Kelley Bryan Littrell
Marcus Moore Ben Pike Dallas Plymel
Trammel Reid Tommy Sapp Ted Schuebert
Cathy Shepard Brian Stringfellow Scott Sweat
Alison Thigpen Paul Webb
Justin Bashaw receives his Dale Carnegie completion certificate.
Nestle Waters also wishes to thank the people of Madison County who have been
good neighbors and community partners since we opened our doors two years ago.
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