Madison County carrier
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Title: Madison County carrier
Portion of title: Carrier
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Tommy Greene
Place of Publication: Madison Fla
Creation Date: May 31, 2006
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Madison (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Madison County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Madison -- Madison
Coordinates: 30.466389 x -83.415278 ( Place of Publication )
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Aug. 5, 1964.
General Note: Co-publisher: Mary Ellen Greene.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 32, no. 15 (Nov. 22, 1995).
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VOL 42 NO 44 edneday, ay 3 MadsonFloida


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Man Arrested At Lee Bar For Drug Possession

According to a Madison County Sheriff's Of-
fice report, Cpl. Josh Harris was traveling east on
U.S. 90 in Lee when he observed John Benjamin
Sheffield, 32, standing in front of the Waterin' Hole
Bar, advertising for a barbecue sale.
Due to active felony warrants on Sheffield,
Cpl. Harris, along with Sgt. Art Deno and Deputy
Chris Andrews, responded to the location to appre-
hend Sheffield.
Sheffield was arrested without incident at that
time. After the initial arrest was made, consent to

In Brief...

Beware Of

Jury Duty Scam
It is spreading fast so be
prepared. should you get this
Most of us, take those
summon,, for jury duty seri-
ouslh. but enough people skip
out on their civic duty, that a
ne\\ and omin.,us kind of
scam has surfaced. Fall for it
and \our identi)N could be
stolen, reports CBS.
In this con. someone calls
pretending to be a court offi-
cial .\ ho threateningly says a
arr-ant has been issued for
your arrest because you didn't
show up for jury duty. The
caller claims to be a jury coor-
If -ou protest that youi
ne er receded a summons for
jur dut\. the scammer asks
.you for your Social Security
Please see Scam. Page 2A

School Board Approves

Discipline Procedures
Bx Jacob BembrN
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The : Madison County
School Board held its second
meeting, of the month on
Thursday, Ma \ 18. :
During the meeting, the
board appro' ed an agreement
%\ith the Florida Department
of La\v Enforcement (FDLE)
to ruri crinunal history record
checks on potential employ-
ees and \ volunteers.
The board also approved
NMadion Cotunt\ Pre-K disci-
pline procedures.
In other action, the board
appro\ ed an agreement with
the Early Learning Coalition
of the Big Bend Region to
provide summer Voluntary
Pre-K education.
Please see School, Page 2A

2 Section
Around Madi
Community C
Crime Blotter
Viewpoints ..


search Sheffiefd.'s vehicle was denied.
Deputy Chris Andrews then deployed his K-9,
Mud, to execute a free air sniff around Sheffield's
vehicle. Mud alerted to the presence of narcotic
odor coming from or around the vehicle.
Inside the vehicle, Andrews and Deno located ap-
proximately three ounces of marijuana, a digital
scale and a loaded 9 mm pistol.
Sheffield also had a loaded .38 special in his
pants, as well as approximately eight grams of mar-

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing,
The Lake City
Police Department is
refusing to comment
on an interview fol-
lowing the arrest of
John Sands, III, who
turned himself in for
the murder of his
grandmother, Thera
Mae Sands.
They did say that
Sands had not con-
fessed, which had
been previously re-
ported by several
news agencies, in-
cluding Greene Pub-
lishing, Inc. instead,

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing,
A one-vehicle ac-
cident on Friday, May
26, totaled a 1992
Oldsmobile .and in-
jured the driver, who
ended up charged
with four separate vi-
According to a
Florida Highway Pa-
trol report, at approxi-
mately 11:35 p.m.,
Ariel Lawrence
Lacroix, Jr., 51, was

he has hired an attor-
I Thirty-year-old
John Newton. Sands
III was transferred
from Orlando, where
he had turned himself
in last Wednesday,
May 24, after police
had issued "an all-

southbound on US
221, attempting to
make a turn onto U.S.
90 to travel eastward.
Lacroix failed to
negotiate the left turn
and struck a wooden
telephone pole with
the right front of his,
After the colli-
sion, Lacroix backed
up and fled the scene.
Madison County
Sheriff's Deputy
Randy Jansch gave
chase and apprehend-

How does the poorest town in the poorest
county in the poorest state in the Union be-
come a leader in economic development? Lar-
ry Otis, mayor of Tupelo, Miss., will let folks

in Madison in on the secrets of the three-time
All American City at a community-wide meet-
ing of the Vision 2010 project Thursday, June
1. The meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the
ns, 24 Pages Student Center of North Florida Community
son Co........5-7A College. The Madison County Development
............Section B Council and the NFCC Rural Community Col-
....................14A lege Initiative are hosting Otis' appearance.
nalendar..........5A Otis will share secrets on how Tupelo has
......................4A gained 53,000 jobs, the largest non-metro hos-
...................8-9A pital in the U.S., a shopping center attracting
.................... 15A 12 million shoppers a year, a top ranked school
......................5A system and a furniture market bringing 32,000
................ 12-13A buyers to the small rural community formerly
....................2-3A known best as the boyhood home of Elvis
Otis will talk about how Tupelo turned it-
p self into a regional economic powerhouse
%' through collaboration and community devel-

Otis has served as mayor of Tupelo for. two
terms. As mayor he promoted the creation of a
new $50 million downtown development with
a convention center, hotel, city hall, townhous-

points-bulletin for
According to the
Columbia County
Sheriff's Office, the
body of Thera Mae
Sands, 74, who origi-
nally hailed from Lee,
was found in a
garbage can. Authori-
ties say she was
stabbed in the neck
with a sharp object.
Ever since the
discovery, law officers
had been looking for
her 30-year-old grand-
son, John Newton
Sands III. Sands'
brother, a Columbia
County deputy sheriff,

1 .
Ariel Lawrence.
Lacroix, Jr.
ed Lacroix.
The wooden
power pole was locat-
ed on the south side of

became suspicious
when his bother did-
n't show up for court
on May 12.
The same day,
Sands was recorded
on a security camera
cashing a $2,000
check at 10:05 a.m. at
a Bank of America in
Gainesville. Thera
Sands' vehicle was re-
covered in the parking
lot of the O'Connell
Center at the Univer-
sity of Florida.
The victim was
laid to rest Saturday,
May 20, at Macedonia
Baptist Church Ceme-
tery in Lee.

US 90 above a curb.
Lacroix was tak-
en to Madison County
Memorial Hospital,
where he was treated
and released.
Lacroix was ar-
rested and charged
with DUI, leaving the
scene of a crash, hav-
ing an open. alcohol
container in a vehicle,
and possession of co-
FHP Trooper Bill
Grubbs was the inves-
tigating officer.

es, single family homes, business incubator,
offices, apartments and new downtown park.
At the invitation of Health and Human Ser-
vices Sec. Tommy Thompson, he serves on the
national advisory committee on rural health
and human services to HHS. Otis was named a
research fellow at Mississippi State University
and nominated as a fellow at the Kennedy
School of Government, Harvard University.
He has a B.S. in industrial education from
Mississippi State, a master's from the Univer-
sity of Mississippi and has completed course
work for a doctorate in higher education. Dur-
ing his 40 year career, he has worked in the
corporate sector, directed regional commis-
sions for Mississippi, been a community col-
lege administrator and a classroom teacher. He
is a recognized leader in municipal policy and
affairs and speaks frequently on community is-
sues of race, education and cooperation.
Madison is currently undergoing a series
of strategic planning activities involving mem-
bers of the community in charting a course for
the future. Members of the community are
urged to hear Otis' presentation June 1 at
For additional information, contact Phillip
Mantzanas at 973-1305.

Wayne Vickers

Running For

County Commissioner,

I, Wayne Vickers, am an-
nouncing my candidacy for the
Office of County Commission-
er, District 2.
I have been a resident of
Madison County since 1963,
being raised and still living in
Pinetta. I am a 1975 graduate
of Madison County High
School. I worked for Farmers
Coop here in Madison for 8
years and for Nortel Networks '. .
for 16 years. I presently work W..
at North'Florida Community -; .
College with the Maintenance Wayne Vickers
Department. I am a member of Unity Baptist Church in Hanson.
The reason I have decided to run -for this office is a chance
to serve the people of this district and this county with fresh new
ideas. As County Commissioner for this district, I will do my
very best to give the people and the communities of this district
the representation they need and deserve, and will be available
to help in any way I can.
In order to do this, I need your support and your vote on
September 5, 2006, to be your next County Commissioner.
Thank you.
Political Advertisement paid for and approved by Roy
Wayne Vickers, Democrat, for County Commissioner, District 2.

Eloise Stewart


95th Birthday
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Eloise Glass Stewart
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Eloise Glass Stewart celebrated her 95th birthday on Tues-
day, May 30.
She graduated in the first Madison High School. class in
1931. Her mother gave her $10 as a graduation present and was
upset when she learned that Mrs. Eloise had used part of that
money to have her graduation picture made.
Edwina Peavy did Mrs. Eloise's hair and, then, along with
several girls from her graduation class, they gathered snapdrag-
ons and other flowers from their yards and made a bouquet and
put on their prettiest dresses and went to Mr. B.I. Green's house
on Pinckney Street to have their pictures taken. Mrs. Eloise
chose a lovely blue satin dress.
Her family and friends wish her a very happy 95th birthday.

AvailablefrrnmommemialNewsPrviders" Becky's Dance Steps Studio Hosts 30th Annual Dance Recital

<,Il.p Beck. "s Dance Steps Studio %%ill host its 30th Annual Dance Recital on Saturday, June 3,
at the Nan H. Priest Auditorium at North Florida Community College.
The theme for this iear's recital is "Shop Till You Drop."
', .Recital times are I p.m. and 7 p.m.

Sear Citizen Center

Annual Mea e T8pa
Page 8A

Former Lee Woman Murdered;

Grandson In Custody

Car Totaled; Man Arrested

Mayor of Tupelo, Miss. Shares Secrets Of All-American City

At Madison's Vision 2010 Session, June 1st

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Svidicated Cotet

2A Madison County Carrier www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, May 31, 2006


With The Publisher
Mary Ellen Greene

Letters to the Editor are typed word for word, comma for comma, as sent to this newspaper.

Questions Cleared Up At Elections' Office

The End of School Brings Many Memorable Activities
For Families; And, This Week, We Buried A Friend
The end of May brings many activities that families can en-
joy together.
There are May Fetes, Dance Recitals, Graduations, Piano
Recitals, Field Days, and so many more family-oriented pro-
grams to go to.
As our children grew up, The Husband and I went to every
activity that they were a part of. Whether it was a graduation, a
May Fete, a ball game, a tournament, or any other efld-of-the-
year activity, we were there. Now, we are enjoying the same ex-
perience with our grandchildren. i We try to go to every activity
they are in. As we go, we see friends our age who are also en-
joying their grandchildren's activities.
What a blessing we have to live in Madison County, and
have so many wonderful and Christian activities that we can en-
joy together, as family. The Husband and I have often said that
the biggest blessing we have ever had in our lives was being
able to create a business in Madison County, and being able to
live here and let our children grow up in this Christian atmos-
phere, as we did. We even have had many of our classmates
from high school who come back home to live, and they tell us
how they wish they, too, had stayed in Madison County to raise
their children.
We are also blessed, not to just live in the greatest county in
Florida, but also in the best country in the world --- the United
States of America. I sometimes think we don't realize this un-
til we go away and visit other countries, and other counties, and
actually see what we have here. All we really need in life are
Madison Count-. our faith. our family and our friends.
As The Husband and' I grow older, it has become' difficult
for us to see very dear friends pass away. Such was the case this
week, when Joe P. Bums, Jr. of Perry died.
Joe was older than us by a few years, but he was so very
young at heart. Joe was 80 years old, and was a long-time res-
ident of Perry, where he owned the Joe P. Bums Funeral Homes
for many, many years. Joe was always smiling when anyone
talked with him. He passed away Friday, May 26, after a short
It was just a few months ago that The Husband and I were
at a Mayo Shrine Club meeting in Mayo, and we sat with Joe
and his wife. Dot Bums, Joe's wife, had on a beautiful green
butterfly pin that was attached to the shoulder/sleeve of her
dress. I admired it, and asked her where she bought it. She told
me, and I commented on how much Iwould love to have one,
About two weeks later, I received a package in the mail.
Dot had gone out and bought me the very same green but-
terfly pin that I admired on her, and I have enjoyed it so very
much. I never wear it that I don't think of Dot, and Joe, and their
friendship with us over the years. I thanked her and told her I
had not intended for her to go buy me one, but that I was very
grateful and would always think of her when I wore the pin.
And, I do.
Joe and Dot have always been friends, we knew we had,
even though we didn't see each other that of-
Joe is well-known in the Madison County
community. He was an active board member
of the Tri-County Electric Cooperative Board
and the Seminole Electric Cooperative, Inc.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church
in Perry, and also attended the Blue Creek
Baptist Church at Keaton Beach.
Joe has always been active in his community, civic, trade and
fraternal organizations, including being on the Board of Direc-
tors of the Funeral Service, Inc; the Florida Funeral Directors
Association, serving as its president in 1986-87; serving as the
president (1991-92) of the National Funeral Directors Associa-

tion; serving on his local Chamber of Commerce Board as Pres-
ident; being the Florida Forest Festival chairman; -a Commis-
sioner for the Boy Scouts; and serving on boards of the Elks
Lodge, the Kiwanis Club; the Red Cross; the Coast Guard Aux-
iliary; was instrumental in getting the deep canal built at Keaton
Beach, and the list goes on and on of his civic activities.
Joe was a 50-year member of the Perry Masonic Lodge; a
member of the Perry Eastern Star, serving as a former patron; a
member of the Perry and Mayo Shrine Clubs, and served on the
state's Crippled Children's Committee; a member of the Mo-
rocco Shrine Center in Jacksonville, and the Marzuq Shrine
Center in Tallahassee; a member of the Royal Order of the
Jesters, being Director in 1990; and the list of other activities
goes on and on.
Joe is survived by his wife of 54 years, Dorothy H. Burns;
a son, Morgan W. Burns of Perry; two daughters, Bonnie B.
Glover and husband Joe of Tallahassee, arid Barbara Jo Burns
of Perry, as well as a host of grandchildren and great-grand-
We will all miss Joe so very much. His shoes will be hard
to fill.
"Nuff said...Bye for now...See 'ya.

I have just gotten off the phone from speaking with Linda
Howell, Supervisor of Elections from Madison County, and am
now much better informed than I was when I wrote my Letter
to the Editor last.week When I read the original article, I came
away thinking that the ONLY method of casting a ballot in the
county would d be the touch. screen machines. Ms. Howell has
cleared up the misconception. Each precinct will have ONE
touch screen machine in addition to the optical scan machines
that we are accustomed to. This was done in accordance with

cont from page 1A
The school board also ap-
proved a HIPPA board policy,
concerning -the pri\ac) of
medical records of students
and staff.
Non-instructional recom-
mendations were approved for
Retirees from the Madison
County School District will be
recognized at a ceremony to be
held Tuesday, Mary 30,. at 1
p.m. at the First Baptist
Church in Madison.

cont from pageA 1 A
number and date of birth o he
or she can verify the informa-
tion and cancel the arrest war-
rant. Sometimes they even ask
for credit card numbers. Give
out any of this information and
bingo! Your identity just got
The scam has been report-
ed so far in 11 states.
This scam is particularly
insidious because they use in-
timidation over the phone to
try to bully people into giving
information by pretending
they're 'with the court system.
The FBI and, the federal
court system have issued na-
tionwide alerts on their web
sites, warning consumers
about the fraud.

the Help America Vote Act to make voting easier for anyone
who had any difficulty in operating the optical scan machines.
My letter last week was not intended to cast any doubt on
the integrity of Ms. Howell or any of her staff. I was simply con-
cerned with the security and credibility of the machines that I
believed to be the only option that would be made available for

Royce Allmond

I, rItrIt'n

It's Strange, Isn't It?

1. Isn't it strange how a 20 dollar bill they do whatever is possible to sit at the last
seems like such a large amount when you do- row in Church?
nate it to church, but such a small amount 6. Isn't it strange how we need to know
when you. go shopping? about an event for Church 2-3 weeks before
2. Isn't it. strange how 2 hours seem so the day so we can include it in our agenda,
long when you're at church, and how short but we can adjust it for other events at the
they seem when you're watching a good last minute?
movie? i 7. Isn't it strange how difficult it is to
3. Isn't it strange that you can't find a learn a fact about God to share it with oth-
word to say when you're praying, but you ers, but how easy it is to learn, understand.
have no trouble thinking what to talk about extend and repeat gossip?
with a friend? 8. Isn't it strange how we believe
4. Isn't it strange',how difficult and bor- everything that magazines and newspapers
ing it is to read one chapter of the Bible. but say. but we, question the words, in the
how easy it is to read 100 pages of a popular Bible? .
no% el? .. 9 . : isn't' it strange how everyone ants a
5. Isn't it strange how everyone wants place in heaven, but they don't want to be-
front-row-tickets to concerts or games, but lieve, do, or say anything to get there?



lK uriey
Name: Kim Gurley -Im
Family: Husband, Rob Gurley and two
children, Chase; 7 and Maddie, 5
Reside: Lee, FL,
Occupation: Teacher, second grade
Spare time: Going out on the boat, going
to Wild Adventures and spending time with
my family.
Pets: Brandi, Doberman Pinscher, 10; and
Rosco, Jack Russell Terrier, 8 months old
Favorite College Football Team: Florida
If you could visit any place in the world:
Somewhere tropical!

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Wednesday, May 31, 2006


Madison County Carnrier 3A


Lee Limelight
Jacob Bembry

Kids Krusade Going On At

Midway Church Of God
It was good to see Gay Swift out and about this past Satur-
day at the Jiffy Store in Lee. Gay had recently undergone triple
bypass surgery. He has lost 11 pounds since his surgery and is
looking good.
I enjoyed a delicious hamburger and some peaches I bought
Saturday from the new owners of Archie's. They had a grill set
up outside of Archie's. They are remodeling the inside. Make
sure and stop by and say "hello" and enjoy some delicious bar-
becue when you see them at the Archie's location.
Midway Church of God will host its. Kids Krusade "Round
Up the Sin Gang," from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 31,'
through Friday, June 2. Children, ages 0 through their teens are
invited to attend the Kids Krusade., Supper will be served im-
mediately following the classes each night.
Happy birthday wishes are extended this week to Collin
Kauffman, who turns nine on Saturday, June 3. Ireland Woods
turns eight on Sunday,. June 4. Dion Lasseter celebrates his
birthday on Monday, June 5. Bradley Martin celebrates his
birthday on Tuesday, June 6.
Happy anniversary wishes are extended to Johnny and.
Daina Flowers, who celebrate their big day on Wednesday, May
That's all the news for this week! Have a great week and a
beautiful forever! May God bless each and every one of you!

Madison Gatepost

Ginger Jarvis

A Great Reunion Under

The Ancient Oaks
We don't know how old the oak trees are out at Old Ebenez-
er Church, but we do know that they provide terrific shade for
the annual Homecoming. Along with a hundred other people,
we enjoyed that shade Saturday night and Sunday morning for
singing the old hymns, hearing a great sermon, and filling our
plates with everyone's tastiest dinner concoctions. The whole
weekend was great, and we appreciate all the efforts of getting
the church and grounds prepared for the event.
Congratulations to all our graduates from Madison County
High School. We wish you every success and blessing as you
tread life's broad avenues.
Rocky Springs and Hanson. Methodist folks got together
Monday morning to meet their new pastoral family. Wayne and
Anna Albertson will be moving into our neighborhood June 27.
We spent a pleasant hour over muffins and coffee getting to
know them.
What wonderful music they had at Faith Baptist Sunday
night. Tenor Tim Suffertt (formerly of the Kingsmen) presented
a fantastic concert. We were happy we went.
Gatepost noticed a huge number of boats headed for beach-
es and river landings over the weekend. We hope everybody
caught their limit and got a good tan; the weather certainly did
Birthday greetings this week go to these folks. Shantrelle
Turner, Princess Akerman, and Julie Maultsby, June 1; Kristen
Lewis, June 2; Shanice Benjamin and Bridgitte Gudz, June 5;
Jennifer Wheeler and Toni Hightower, June 6; and Angela Tip-
pette and Miriam Chimienti, June 7. May you all have a won-
derful day and plenty of delicious cake.
Happy wedding anniversary to Paul and Clara Barrett on
June 4, Bennie and Billie Knight on June 5; and Jimmy and
Ruth Hardee on June 6. We pray God's blessings on your con-
tinued happy union.
Picket Fence Pride: the mimosas all over the place. To catch
a restful scene, pull off at the intersection of Hwy. 53 N and Lit-
tle Cat Road, right across from Evergreen Church. Those pinky-
peachy blossoms are splendid.
Let's pray for Evelyn Pulliam. She is in serious condition in
the hospital.
Saw Faye and Joe Todd out at Denny's Monday. She has fi-
nally got rid of that foot cast, we're glad to note.
Jimmy Roebuck was out at the Ebenezer service. He's look-
ing more fit than ever. Some sort of vicious virus is going
around, putting several people in the hospital. Let's pray for
those who are fighting this thing.
It's almost June. Surely we have weddings to attend and
graduates to honor, plus vacations to pack for. Let Gatepost
know what you're up to. Call (850) 973-4141 or 567-3073 af-
ternoons and evenings, leave a note at the Greene Publishing
Building on Hwy. 53 S, or email javvag@hotmail.com.
Meet you at the gatepost next week.

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Jackie Livingston vs. Dorothy Fead-repeat domestic injunc-
Johnnie Williams III vs. Chris Miller-repeat domestic injunc-
Johnnie Williams III vs. Jerry Miller-repeat domestic injunc-
In Re: Adoption-other civil
Dorothy Fead vs. Jackie Livingston-repeat domestic injunc-
Unger Longer, LP vs. Charles Strunk, et al-mortgage foreclo-
State Farm Mutual Auto Insurance vs. Edward Williams, et al-
other civil
Nicole Williams vs. Terrance A. Wright-domestic injunction
In Re: Adoption-other civil
Mikki M. Pridgeon vs. James E. Pridgeon-domestic injunction




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On Sunday, I drove to
Valdosta to see a movie Uni-
versal's United 93, a film sto-
ry about the last of four jetlin-
ers to be hijacked on Septem-
ber 11, 2001.
I went to see the movie
for two reasons. First, I went
for myself. Like a lot of you,
I'm weary of this vague War
on Terrorism. I wish the war
would be over; that there
would be a surrender and
peace; that our troops would
come home victorious to a
huge parade; and that I could
board an airplane without re-
Inot ing my shoes.. Sadly,
none of these things are likely
to happen soon, so I went to
remind myself what this war
was. all about. Secondhl. I
went for you, my readers, to
remind you of the same. Here
is my report.
This is. an unusual film.-
There are no big name actors
in United 93; in fact, the ac-
tors are given no credits at the
beginning of the film the
viewer is launched directly
from the title into the story.
We are not introduced to the
characters. Instead, director
Paul Greengrass wants his au-
dience to focus solely on the
story as it unfolded on 9/11 at
the airport, in the various air
traffic control centers, and
aboard the aircraft.
At -he beginning, we. see-
the foar hijackers in their Ne\
Yok' hotel'g6i'ng through the
ritualistic preparation for their
murderous day. After arriving
at Newark Airport, they await
the boarding of United Flight
93 with 33 other passengers
bound for San Francisco.
Meanwhile, the day is
shaping up nicely for newly
appointed operations manager
Ben Sliney (played by him-
self) in the National Air Traf-
fic Control Center in Herndon,
Virginia. The weather is ex-
cellent on the east coast and
across the country. No airport
delays are expected.
Quickly, the situation
goes south, first as American
Flight 11 is hijacked, followed
shortly by United Flight 175

United 93

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and American Flight 77. You
sense the confusion as FAA
controllers and military au-
thorities in the Northeast Air
Defense Sector struggle to un-
derstand what is happening
and regain control. Airplanes
begin to disappear from radar
and then buildings begin to
burn in New York and Wash-
Meanwhile, United Flight
93 is 42 minutes late taking
off. Forty-six minutes later
when the hijackers attack the
cockpit and murder the flight
-crew, Flights 11 and 175 have
already crashed into theWorld
Trade Center and the Penta-
'gon is just moments from be-
ing struck.
The 33 passengers and
flight attendants have been
herded into the back of the
plane. They begin to use the
air phones and personal cell
'phones to call family and
friends. Slowly, they begin to
understand the gravity of the
situation; in the words of Tom
Burnett, "we are on a suicide
mission and this plane is not
going to land." A handful of
passengers and flight atten-
dants hastily gather makeshift
weapons to make up a plan to
attack the hijackers and regain
control of the plane. With the
charge of "let's roll," Burnett,
Todd Beamer, Mark Bingham,
Jeremy Glick and others take
,destiny' into 'their hands and
'begin'lb blttle the terroris!'t
The flight ends at 10:03 when
the Boeing 757 crashes into a
farmer's field near
Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
All aboard perish. The likely
target of the hijackers aboard
Flight 93 was Washington's
United States Capitol. The ac-
tions of the passengers aboard
Flight 93 undoubtedly saved a
far worse catastrophe from oc-
I cannot recall ever seeing
a more intense, riveting film
,than United 93. Despite
knowing the plot and outcome
beforehand, I was engaged in
the film from the start. I
chewed my gum furiously
Every now and then,
you,'11 see some self-serving
politician who will claim that
America is no safer today than
it was before 9/11, a claim
made repeatedly by Howard
Dean. Baloney! America was
safer within an hour of the at-
tack on the World Trade Cen-
ter when the passengers of
Flight 93 decided not to be led
like sheep to slaughter but in-
stead, to fight back.
The passengers of Flight
93 were ordinary folks just
going about their business.
Like Colin Kelly 60 years be-
fore, they rose to the occasion.
Now, they are immortal. They
were the first wave of Ameri-
ca's counter attack against al-
I'm glad I went to see
United 93. Now, I remember
who this enemy is and how
evil they are. I know that this
is a battle of ideology and we
must destroy those who would
end the way of life and liberty
that we cherish. If you find
yourself growing weary of
this war, I strongly recom-
mend that you see this impor-
tant film. It is not "too soon"
to remind yourself of what
these American heroes did or
what we still have to accom-

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Suwannee County Man Arrested .

For Attempted Murder

A Suwannee County man
was arrested for attempted
second degree murder after
allegedly shooting his gun
into the ground near his al-
leged victim and then having
the gun go off and striking the
victim in the wrist and shoul-
According to a Suwannee
County Sheriff's Office re-
port, Sgt. Chris Fry arrested
Kenneth James McFatten, 44,
of O'Brien, after the alterca-
tion and placed him in the

The office of David W. Frasure, DC, is
Relocating to Tallahassee, FL.

Effective June 16, 2006, the office will be closing in
Madison, FL and will re-open in Tallahassee, FL on
July 16, 2006. Our new office will be located at:

1690 Raymond Diehl Road, Suite B3
Tallahassee, FL 32308
Phone: 850-973-4268
(right behind Osaka Japanese Restaurant)

Patient records will be located at the
Tallahassee office after June 16, 2006.

"Buy High and Sell Low":
A Formula for Failure
Provided by Brad Bashaw, Edward Jones
It's unfortunate, but true: Many people are not partic-
ularly successful investors. Why? Part of the reason can be
explained in these few words: Fear and greed.
How do these two emotions keep investors from mak-
ing progress toward their goals? Let's start with greed. Too
many people are mesmerized by "hot" stocks those
stocks whose prices have risen substantially, often in a rel-
atively short period of time. Instead of being satisfied %% ith
their gains, however, investors hang on to their shares,
hoping they can wring more and more profits from ever-
rising prices. But sometimes, rising stock prices are not
indicative of high-quality stocks. For proof, just look back
a few years, to the late 1990s, when investors poured huge
amounts of money into high-tech and "dot.com" compa-
nies, many of which had little to offer, apart from, futuris-
tic names and fanciful business plans. For a while, the
stock prices of these companiesgjust kept rising. But in
early 2000, the technology "bubble" burst, helping usher
in a lengthy bear market.
Now, let's switch, to the other emotion that can harm
investors: fear. Above all else, investors fear losing money
no surprise there. This fear often causes them to sell their
stocks when the price has fallen, so that they can "cut their
In short, too many investors hear this advice: "buy low
and sell high" and then do just the opposite.

When to'Buy...and When to Sell
To avoid "buying high and selling low," it would be
helpful to know when a stock is going to reach its peak or
valley. But no one can really predict these things and it's
usually a bad idea to try to "time" your sales based on
when you think a "high" or "low" is near.
Your investment professional can help you ask the
right questions about why a stock is moving up or down.
For example, is a stock rising due to "hype," as was large-
ly the case with the technology stocks of the late 1990s? Is
its price/earnings ratio (stock price divided by earnings per
share) unsustainably high? Or has its price gone up so long
that some type of "correction" is perhaps inevitable? If any
of these things are true, you might want to start thinking
about the "sell high" part of the equation.
On the other end of the spectrum, you'll want to know
why a stock's price is falling before you "bail out." Are its
products or services losing their luster? Does the company
belong to an industry in decline? Is it experiencing disap-
pointing earnings? Or is it merely the victim of a "bear"
market, which tends to drag down most stocks, even the
high-quality ones?
If this is the case in other words, if you're consider-
ing a high-quality stock whose price has fallen due to a
down market or a recession you might actually want to
buy more shares, not sell the ones you have. Warren
Buffet, perhaps the most famous investor in the world, has
made a fortune buying out-of-favor stocks at favorable
prices. And even if you don't achieve Buffet-like status,
you can improve your chances of investment success by
purchasing good stocks at good prices.
Fear and greed. Buy low and sell high. These are suc-
cinct phrases, but they say a lot about investing. Give them
some thought.

Brad Bashaw
Investment Representative

Edward Jones

114 SW Range Avenue
P.O. Box 631
Madison, FL 32341
Bus 850-973-8334 Fax 877-516-2596
Hm 386-362-6204 Toll Free 866-973-8334
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Suwannee County Jail.
McFatten posted bond
and was released.
The alleged argument
and incident occurred on May
The victim was flown by
helicopter to Shands where he

was treated and later released
after being treated for the
shots from a .25 caliber hand-
. -According to the two
men, they were playing and
McFatten did not mean to
shoot the victim.

Three Arrested For Armed Robbery.

Aft.477 7%lhf,7 AM &h

Rosco Courtney Nicole Lee A.
Cooper, III Arthur Willis, Jr.
Lake City Less than 24 hours after three people robbed a
Lake City business, they were arrested by Columbia, County
Sheriff's Office detectives.
Arrested and charged with armed robbery are Rosco Cooper,
III, 21, Lee A. Willis, Jr., 18 and 15-year-old Courtney Nicole
Arthur. All three listed Lake City addresses. Despite her juvenile
status, Arthur is being named due to the seriousness of the May
21st crime.
Just before 5 pm on Sunday, Arthur went into Brian's Sports
on US Highway 90 West and told the clerk she wanted to try on
a certain shoe. Just before the clerk went into the back area to
retrieve the correct. size, Cooper and Willis entered the store.
Cooper followed the clerk into the back room and ordered him
to the floor at gunpoint.
Cooper then grabbed the clerk by the collar and forced him
to the floor in the office while Willis and 'Arthur stuffed mer-
chandise into duffel bags also from the store. The trio took
money from the cash register and fled the store.
The clerk remained in the office and called 911 from his cell
phone. With information gathered from the scene and during in-
terviews with several people, detectives were able to identify the
three. The three were located Sunday night and in addition to
fitting the physical description of the robbers, they were also
wearing clothing that matched the descriptions.
"We were not able to arrest the three Sunday night but De-
tective Brian Rix continued 19 gather evidence and conduct in-
terviews and enough probable cause was established to issue the
warrants," said Sheriff Bill Gootee. "This was a blatant armed
robbery and these three showed no concern for human life or in-
jury. Again, we are blessed no one was seriously injured and I
am proud of all my deputies for wrapping the case up so quick-
ly. Hopefully, we prevented another robbery from taking place
and we may be able to recover some of the stolen property."
The three were booked into the Columbia County Jail and
had their first appearance on Tuesday morning, May 23rd.
Husband And Wife Arrested

For Growing Marijuana

Jody Snelgrove


Carrie Beth Snelgrove

Columbia County A husband and wife were arrested Friday
after an extensive marijuana grow operation was discovered in
their Ellisville home.
Carrie Beth Snelgrove, 25, was arrested late Friday afternoon,
May 19, when members of the Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task
Force served the search warrant on the house at'16932 South US
Highway 441. Jody Snelgrove, 26, turned himself in to detectives
later Friday evening as they finished processing the home.
"These arrests came after a relatively short term investigation
into the sale of marijuana out of this home. The catalyst came Fri-
day in the form of an anonymous telephone call," said Sheriff Bill
Gootee. "This couple had an extensive grow operation right in
their home that had been in place for more than a year."
In addition to the living and growing plants, investigators also
discovered about a pound of marijuana ready for sale. They also
confiscated grow lights, exhaust systems and extra bulbs all worth
several thousand dollars.
"If allowed to reach maturity, these plants would have a street
value of at least $1000 each, so this is a substantial operation to
shut down," Sheriff Gootee said. "We know there are drugs all
around us and this is a prime example. This couple had convert-
ed a room in their home just yards off Highway 441- into an
elaborate grow operation and had conducted countless sales of
They were each charged with cultivation of marijuana, pos-
session of marijuana with intent to sell, possession of less than 20
grams of marijuana, possession of cocaine, possession of a short-
barrel shotgun and possession of drug paraphernalia. Both were
booked into the Columbia County Jail but were each released on
a $50,000 bond Saturday.
The Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force is made up of rep-
resentatives from the Columbia County Sheriff's Office, the Lake
City Police Department, the Florida Department of Law Enforce-
ment and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Man Arrested For Battery
A Madison man was arrested for battery on Monday, May
According to a Madison Police Department report, Patrol-
man Brandon Abbott responded to a report of a physical alterca-
tion. When Abbott arrived, he made contact with Antwoine
Bernard Davis, 31.
Davis told him that the complainant had scratched him. The
complainant said that she had gotten into an argument with
Davis, who hit her and took her cigarettes and cell phone so she
couldn't call the police.
Abbott arrested Davis and transported him to the Madison
County Jail.

Man Arrested For Stealing DVDs
A man was arrested for petit theft after reportedly stealing
DVDs from Dollar General.
According to a Madison Police Department report. on Mon-
day, May 22, a clerk at the store advised Sgt. James Roebuck
that Harley Oliver Hampton, 50, of Madison, had entered the
store and picked up the DVD movies and walked around the
store. He placed the movies on a shelf to the right of the check-
out counter and made a purchase of other items.
After he was checked out, Hampton walked over to the
DVD movies and placed them into the bag with the items he
The clerk said that Hampton tried to exit the store with the
movies. She stopped him and called the police.

Man Arrested For Open Container
Jimmy Lee Bryant, 26, of Madi-
son, was arrested for having an open
container of beer on Tuesday, May
23. It was the second arrest on the
same charge in three! weeks for
According to a Madison Police .-
Department report, Patrolman Bran-
don Abbott observed Bryant walking
down the street with an open con-
tainer of beer. When he turned.,to Jimmy Lee Bryant
make contact ~ ith Bryant, he ob-,' oIi 'w
served him drink the contents from the bottle. : -,n
Abbott made contact with Bryant and placed him under ar-
rest for violating the city's open container ordinance.
Bryant was transported to the Madison County Jail without
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Samantha Prueter

June 1
EMT courses begin at Green Indus-
tries Institute in Monticello and run until
August 31. The course is sponsored by
NFCC. For more information, call 973-1673
or 973-1629.
June 3
The Spirit of Greenville 4th of July
Fireworks Fundraiser will be held from
11:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. There will be a BBQ
chicken or pork plate with coleslaw, beans,
bread, tea and cake for sale, as well as raffle
tickets for a swing set or chair and table.
June 3.
Florida A&M University and the South-
eastein Small Farmer's Network will be
hosting their' Fourth Annual Tri-state Farm
Field Day from 9.00 a.m. 2:30 p.m. This
event will be held at the Hamilton County
Extension Service on Hwy 41 in Jasper. The
event will provide information on herd
health, nutrition management, hoof trim-
ming, training for goat produces and more.

Mary Kent


Mary Kent Spaulding,
age 75, died Monday, May 22,
in Gainesville.
Funeral services, were
Thursday, May 25, 2006, at
11:00 a.m. at First Baptist
Church, Lee, with burial fol-
lowing in Corinth 'Cemetery,
Lee. The family received
friends Wednesday from 6-9 at
Beggs Funeral Home, Madi-
son Chapel.
She was born in Branford
and moved to.Lee, where she
was a lifelong resident. She
graduated from FSU 'arid'
taught school in Madison and
Hamilton County before retir-
ing. She was a member of Lee
First Baptist Church and was
very active in Lee Day and
was loved by all the people in
Lee. She was also a member of
the Quilters Club of Madison.
She is survived by her'
husband, Herbert J. Spaulding,
of Lee; one son, Jimmy Kent
and wife, Linda of Lee; two
daughters, Clifton Martin and
husband, Wayne of Arcadia
and Kay Rentz and husband
Bill of Deland; four brothers,
Coy D. Donaldson of Lee,
Marshall Donaldson of
Gainesville, Mason Donald-
son, of Jacksonville and C. T
Donaldson of Live Oak; two
sisters, Irene Combass,' of
Starke, and Vyrea Kersey, of
Orange City; nine grandchil-
dren, Cassandra MacDonald,
Lance Barnett, Caleb Kent,
Josh Kent, Emily Kent, Dalton
Tulk, Amelia Kent, Troy
Rentz, and Audrey Rentz; four
great grandchildren, Connor
,MacDonald, Tyler MacDon-
ald, Gabrielle Barnette and
Sean Barnette; and a host of
family and friends.
Mrs. Spaulding was a lov-
ing person to all who knew

Registration is $10 for adults and $5 for chil-
dren under 12., For more information, call
386-303-1361, 850-875-8557 or 386-792-
June 3
Sirmans School Reunion will be held at
Chapperel Restaurant in Perry from 11:30
a.m. until 2:30 p.m.
June 3
Jesus Day activities will be held starting
with a march at 10:30 a.m. at the Madison
County Courthouse. For more information,
contact Alma Schulz at 973-4915.
June 3
There will be a big yard sale from 8:00
a.m. until at the Lee Worship Center Church
at 398 Magnolia Dr. in Lee. Proceeds will
benefit the roof building fund for the church.
There will be lots of furniture,1 couches,
beds, tables, small appliances. clothes, cur-
tains, baby clothes, lamps, bedspreads,
throws and much more! For more informa-
tion, call.971-4135.

Celia Goff


Celia Goff Smith, age,
80 passed away, Saturday,
May 27, in Dowling Park.
Funeral Services was
Tuesday, May 30, 2006, at
11:00 a.m., Beggs Funeral
Home Madison Chapel, Madi-
son. Family received friends al
Beggs Chapel one hour prior
to the service. Burial will be in
Oak Ridge Cemetery, Madi-
God began his work in her
on Septeriber 23, 1925, and
finished that work on May 27,
2006. Her dream as a child
was to become a teacher and
she fulfilled that dream upon"
graduation ffrom 'Stetson Uni-"
versity in 1948. She gave
much other life to teaching in
the Florida Public School Sys-
tem. (Her life was filled full by
her dedication to that chosen
profession by her active faith
in the one who saved her and
by the loving relationship she
had with so many The only
pain she ever caused in this
world was when she left be-
hind those who loved her.
She is survived by
Stephen C. Smith, her hus-
band, blessed by her presence
for more than 55 years; a
daughter, Lynn S. Barnes and
husband, Glynn R. Barnes, Jr.;'.
a son, Gregory Smith; Frank
C. Smith (Beth) and Daniel A.
Smith, nephews and sons by
choice; Alex P. Barnes and
Raleigh K. Barnes, beloved
grandsons; Cynthia Blanken-
ship (Lavaughn), sister; Sally
.Goff, sister in law; Sarah Gas-
ton and H. L. Goff, two very
special people to Celia and
Steve, they both know why;
many other friends and rela-
tives who loved and were
loved by her.
She was also preceded in
death by her father, Alex P.
Goff, and mother, Mary L.
Goff, and her brother, Alex P.
Goff, Jr.

Joe P.

June 3 4
Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in
Greenville will celebrate Moderator J. B.
Duval's 29th Pastor's Anniversary with a
pre-anniversary service on June 3rd at 6:00
p.m. with Rev. Delwynn G. Williams speak-
ing. At 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, Min. Lillian
Stokes will speak and at 3:00 p.m. Elder
Melvin Crawford Sr. will be the speaker.
For more information, call Larry Williams at
850-575-4855. 5 un
June 5
Inviting all current and former Cub Scouts,
Bo\ Scouts. leaders from ALL Troops and Cub
Packs in N ladison Count). Also invited are any
leaders or boys that are interested in Scouting.
There will be aHotdog Campfire and Cookout
at 6:00 p.m. at Ft. Mack! Call 850-973-6394 -
Norman Brightwell or Gary Mack at Ft Mack,
850-973-8377, if you would like to come and.
have a cookout with us and enjoy an evening
of campfire fun as we plan our Summer
Camping Ad'entures in scouting'

James Roscoe

Bums Andrews
Joe P. Burns, Jr., 80, fu- James Roscoe Andrews,
neral director and longtime 90, died Sunday, May 28,
resident of 2006, in Tallahassee.
Perry, -died ... Andrews was a lifetime
Friday, May Y_. resident of Greenville. He was
26, 2006, ''a farmer and an avid fisher-
after a short man. He was a veteran of the
illness. U.S. Army and a member of
The ser- the VFW and the American
vice will be Legion.
at 2:00 p.m. He is survived by three
Wednesday at First Baptist daughters, Rosalind A. Shep-
Church with burial at Pineview pard (and her husband, Tom),
Memorial Gardens. The fami- of Flat Rock, N.C., Dot Bish,
ly recieved friends Tuesday of Greenville, and Virginia
night 6:00 9:00 p.m. at Joe P. Davis (and her, husband, Bud-
Burns Funeral. Home, with dy), of Greenville); three sis-
Ma.sonic Rite service at 8,p.m.,, ters. Thelia \ Williams. of S.,
SFlowers .may be .s enqor ,Persburg,Floro Beggs, qi
memorial, contributions mia\ 'Little Rock, Arkansas, and
be made to Big Bend Hospice, Vera Sircy, of Quinpy; four
1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tal- grandchildren; five great-
lahassee, FL 32308; First Bap- grandchildren; and several
tist Church, P.O. Box 1119, nieces and nephews.
Perry, FL 32348 or a favorite He was preceded in death
church or charity. by his wife, Ellen S. Andrews.
Burns was born in Lake Funeral services will be
City, and he grew up in Lake held Wednesday, May 31, at 11
City, Ft. White and Newberry. a.m., at Beggs Funeral Home,
After working in the fu- Madison Chapel.
neral home business for 10 Interment will follow a
years, -Burns graduated college Andrews Cemetery in
in 1951 and received his funer- Greenville.
al director's license in 1952,. Memorial contributions
Burns moved ,to Perry may .be made to Big Bend
with his wife .in December Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center
1954 and opened the Joe P. Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308.
Burns Funeral Home and am- T.J. Beggs & Sons Funeral
bulance service. Bums contin- Home, Madison, is in charge
ued to expand his business and of arrangements.
in .1978 he opened Pineview
Memorial Gardens.
Burns was an active board .----..
member of the Tri-County
electric'Cooperative Inc. of
Taylor County and the Semi-
nole Electric Cooperative.
Burns was a member of
the First Baptist Church in Per-
ry and also attended Blue '
Creek Baptist Church at
Keaton Beach.
Burns was an active mem- B ECA
ber of the Elks, Masons, East- B E CA
ern Star, Shriners and many
other civic organizations. I

Joins RE/MAX

Big Bend Realty
RE/MAX Big Bend
Realty in Madison is
pleased to welcome
Samantha Prueter to
their team. Samantha,
her husband Mark and
their four children
moved here' from -
Naples, and have resided
in the Jasper area for the
past year and a half. She
is currently employed at
Cowboy's BBQ in
SSamantha' strong
interest in the real estate
market has led her to
pursue a career as a li-
censed realtor. She at-
tended The Real Estate
School, Inc. of Tallahas-
see and is a member of Samantha Prueter
the Tallahassee Board of Realtors, the Florida Association of Re-
altors and the National Association of Realtors.
"By using my quality customer service skills, I can assure
that each buyer or seller will receive the utmost care and atten-
tion with all their real estate needs", Pmrueter said.
Debbie Copeland, Owner/Broker, commented, "Samantha
will proudly represent Jasper as well as all of Hamilton County
as she provides them with the national exposure that RE/MAX
has to offer with great honmeto% n service."
RE/MAX Big Bend Realrt is a Miracle Office through the
Children's Miracle Network. Each associate makes contribu-
tions on behalf of their buyer/seller from their commissions to
benefit Shands Children's Hospital in Gainesville. RE/MAX Big
Bend Realty is also affiliated with the Susan G. Komen Breast
Cancer Foundation and raises money throughout the year for
this charity as well.
RE/MAX Big Bend Realty is located at 190 SW Range Ave.
in Madison, and can be reached by calling 850-973-4040 or call
Prueter directly at 386-623-1217.

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The Monticello Opera House Will Hold ) "

Annual Member's Meeting And Dinner

It's that time of year again. The Monticel-
lo Opera House Annual Member's Meeting and
Dinner is scheduled for Saturday, June 3rd, at
6:30 p.m. The dinner menu features pork loin,
green beans with mushrooms and rice pilaf.
"Living Room Jazz" will be provided by
Tacamos for your listening pleasure. There

will also be a brief business meeting to bring
everyone up-to-date on the latest Opera House
news. Enjoy good company, good food and
good music what a night!
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Birth Announcement
. Amber Cherie McLeod

Lindsay McLeod would like to announce the birth of her daugh-
/ ter, Amber Cherie McLeod. "
Amber was born on April 27, 2006, at 7:24 p.m. She weighed four
pounds, fifteen ounces, and was nineteen inches long.. ,
Maternal grandparents are Stephanie and Mike Depriesi of Madi- *
son and Darryl McLeod of Lee.
Amber was welcomed home by proud Uncle Dillon.

Old Book Store Hols a

Novel "Siginiirig Ivei" Q o

Mr. and Mrs. Jimm\ ^
King of Madison are proud to
t announce the engagement of
their daughter,., Sebtiina
Nicole "Nikki" Kin!. to Der-
rick Wayne Rogers, of Mladi-
)son, son of Wayne Rogers of
Madison and Nadmne and ,o
Tommy Brown of (Ora.ince

By Jessayln Covell
Greene Publishing, Inc.
On Saturday, May 27, from
10 am until 12 p.m,, the Old
BookStore located at 317 S.W.
Pickney Street in Madison, the
owner of the Old Book Store,
Lucile Cherry, hosted a novel
.signing event from an author,
William Mark Belcher, of Talla-
The novel is titled Hired
Guns, a novel of planetary liber-


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in Monticello, Fla.
Mandatory Orientation Aug 3

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* Three Ni.,jbi Accommodations
* Two Tour/Attraction Tickets
. for a Carriage Ride,
Bus or Walking Tour .

Spend four days and three nights in Charleston for only $119 when
you tour the historic Church Street Inn. This package includes three
nights lodging at a Charleston hotel and two tickets to a tour or
attraction of your choice.
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Call early to be assured of reservations.

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Antique Shop Opens

In Madison

William Mark Belcher, author, and Lucile Cherry,
owner of the Old BookStore, pictured left to right, pre-
sent Belcher's book, Hired Guns, a novel of planetary
liberation. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jessalyn
Covell, May 27,2006)

ation which is science fiction'
The novel is currently be-
ing promoted by Airleaf Pub-
lishing and Book Selling.
Belcher thoroughly enjoys
writing stories and wanted to
express himself in words that
would take him and his readers
to another place.
The main objective of
Hired Guns is to entertain his
The main impact he would

like to have on his readers is to
inform them about good, mini-
mal government and bold lead-
ership skills.
Although Hired. Guns is
primarily for mid range to
adulthood readership,, people in
their thirties to their late fifties;
the novel, is designated for a
wide range of level of readers
and ages.
Belcher decided to promote
his novel in the Madison area
and focus on rural areas.
The main character in his
novel is about a man who had
hit rock bottom, drowning himl-
self in alcohol and his own sor-
rows until he made a complete
turn around. The character
turned a new leaf and lived his
life to the fullest in nothing less
than a positive manner.
The following is the synop-
sis from Belcher's new book,
Hired Guns:
Less than 0.000002 percent
of the human population of the
Universe has Rick Arizona's
ability to fly fast-jump attack
ships across interstellar dis-
tances. But he returned from his
elite mercenary unit and lost his
wife on the same day. Since
then he's been mourning his
losses and drinking away his di-
minishing supply of days until
Beth Hancock needs help find-
ing her father and brother and a
rebel organization needs a fast-
jump attack pilot.
"Together, they become
caught up in a war that extends
from galaxy to galaxy, in space,
under the ground, and of trading
floors, as an entire planet fight
to regain its liberty and Rick
and Beth fight to stay alive!"
William Mark Belcher is
presently a computer program-
mer and is retired from the Unit-
ed States Military, where he
variously served as a bomb
loader, artillery officer and sig-
nal officer. He and his family
reside in Tallahassee.

By Jessalyn Covell
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Blue Egg antiques
and Home Accessories Shop,
located at 227 SW Range
Street in Madison, has unusual
items and rare antiques.
The Blue Egg is open
Tuesday through Friday from
10:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. and
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. until 2
Beth Spradley of Madison
is the proud owner of The
Blue Egg. The antiques, col-
lectibles, and gifts shop,
opened on April 1, and is open
for business, providing all of
Madison's residents with most
unique items.
Some of these antiques
and collectibles include glass-
ware, tea sets, tea potg, porce-
lain, chinaware and much
Additionally, Spradley's
shop proposes one-of-a-kind
items, a good variety, and a lit-
tle bit of everything for every-
Whether you are looking
for a gift, a collectible, or just
one of the most marvelous an-
tiques you have ever laid your
eyes on, The Blue Egg has it!)








Beth Spradley, owner of The Blue Egg, opened the
antique shop to the public on April 1. (Greene Pub-
lishing, Inc. Photo by Jessalyn Covell, May 26, 2006)

V7ttp4-F fo-5do

lBeth Sprmdley

The times below are the expanded hours for the Madison County Solid Waste &
Recycling Centers. These will be in effect starting Monday, June 5th. Please note
that the collection centers are for citizens of Madison County that pay the
Special Assessment Taxes for collection of solid waste.
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri Sat
Cherry Lake 12-6 7-7 7-7 7-7 Closed 7-7 7-7
Pinetta 12-6 7-7 7-7 Closed 7-7 7-7 7-7
Lee 12-6 7-7 Closed 7-7 7-7 7-7 7-7
Madison Industrial 12-6 7-7 Closed 7-7 7-7 7-7 7-7
Greenville 12-6 7-7 7-7 Closed 7-7 7-7 7-7
Ravenswood 12-6 7-7 7-7 Closed 7-7 7-7 7-7
Eridu 12-6 7-7 7-7 7-7 Closed 7-7 7-7
Rocky Ford 7-6 7-7 Closed 7-7 7-7 7-7 7-7



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Wild Adventures Celebrates Ten Years Of

Fun And They're Just Getting Started'

and any group with 15 or more
people. Make sure you ask
about our Super Saver Group
rate available Monday-Thurs-
day. For more information,
contact Group Sales at (229)
219-7144 or visit the website.
More Upcoming concerts
& Events at Wild Adven-
tures: Bo Bice, June 3; Big
Day, June 3; Sugarland, June
10; "Celebrate America,"
June 23-July 30; Raven &
Christy Carlson Romano,
June 24; Big & Rich, July 2;
Steven Curtis Chapman w/
Sarah Kelly, July 15; Teddy

Geiger, Aug. 5; Kidzpalooza,
Aug. 18- Sept. 25; Loretta
Lynn, Aug. 12; Michael W.
Smith, Aug. 19; Nashville
Star Tour, Aug. 26; Mad Sci-
ence-Movie Magic, Sept. 1-
4; Josh Gracin, Sept. 23;
Phobia, Sept. 29-Oct. 31;
Dierks Bentley & Miranda
Lambert, Nov. 4; George
Jones, Nov. 24; "An Old-
Fashioned Christmas," Nov.
17-Dec. 30
Memorial Day Weekend
2006 was one for the record
books as Wild Adventures
Theme Park turns -10 years

old. The park took this four-
day weekend and celebrated'
a decade of fun.

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Bluegill (Coppernose & Hybrid) Redear
8-11" Grass Carp Fathead Minnows
We will service you at:
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WED., June 7 From: 8-9 AM
or To Pre-Order, call Arkansas Pondstockers,
1-800-843-4748 Walk-ups Welcome

Kent Buescher, President and CEO, of Wild Adven-
tures, stands with a birthday cake topped with a huge

"10." (Photo Submitted)
Local dignitaries gathered
at Wild Adventures today for a
cake-cutting, officially kick-
ing off the weekend's 10th
Anniversary Celebration.
Kent Buescher, President and
CEO, along with Valdosta
Mayor John Fretti, Lowndes
County Commission Chair-
man Rod Casey, and Valdosta-
Lowndes Chamber of Com-
merce President Myrna Bal-
lard, did the honors, joined by
park guests and staff.
"Never could I have
imagined that when Wild Ad-
ventures opened as Liberty
Farms Animal Park ten years
ago, I would have the privi-
lege and honor of creating
such a wonderful place that is
enjoyed by more than a mil-
lion people a year," said
Buescher. "I, along with my
family and Wild Adventures,
have been richly blessed by
the unbelievable support of
the wonderful staff, vendors,
lenders and guests, as we
struggled to make Wild Ad-
ventures what it is today. I
am deeply thankful to every-
one who has contributed in al-
lowing my wildest dreams to
become a remarkable reality.
Thank you from the bottom of
my heart."
The park kicked off a.
summer of fun with a Memor-
ial Day bash full of activities
celebrating Wild Adventures'
first decade of business.
Aside from Hammerhead, a
steel drum band, and the Milk
Mobile puppet car strolling
through the park, younger
guests was thrilled to Buzz-
by's Party Zone Saturday,
Sunday and Monday. From 1
p.m. to 4 p.m., the tent across
from the arcade was trans-
formed into a fun children's
area with DJ Lloyd spinning
your favorite tunes, Buzzby
and the gang from Bugsville,
as well as other games and ac-
On Saturday, the fun
moved to the tiger habitat at
4:15 p.m. to celebrate the
tiger's 10th birthday. Folks
sang "Happy Birthday," sign
their card and watched the
tigers enjoy a special birthday
treat. On Sunday, our lions
were the center of attention,
when the celebration focused
on them at 4:15 p.m.
Country superstar Travis

Tritt highlighted the festivities
on Sunday with an evening of
his greatest hits, starting at
7:30 p.m.
NASCAR's Matt Kenseth
took to the track of Adventure
Quest Raceway on Monday at
1 p.m. .to race for the check-
ered flag against lucky contes-
tants. Afterward, he met his
fans for autographs and pic-
tures until 3 p.m.
Topping off the day was a
special 3-D laser and fire-
works show Friday through
Monday ,night, honoring the
first ten years of fun, as well
as the promise of many more
years to come.
The 10th Anniversary
Celebration joined more than
100 rides and attractions, in-
cluding nine coasters, making
Wild Adventures the park with
the most rides in the South.
Come face-to-face with more
than 500 wild animals set in
natural habitats throughout the
park or take in one of our daz-
zling daily shows. It's adven-
ture for all ages! The park is
located off Interstate 75, exit
13, in Valdosta, Ga.
Get days and days of fun
at two spectacular parks! For
only $64.95, the Passport
2006 offers unlimited admis-
sion from purchase date
through Dec. 31, 2006 for
both Wild Adventures Theme
Park and Cypress Gardens Ad-
venture Park in Winter Haven,
Up the adventure with the
Gold and Platinum Passports,
which include all the benefits
of the Passport 2006, plus
great extras, such as parking,
discounts and free stuff, plus
they're valid one year from
the date of purchase!. The
Gold Passport is $89,95 plus
tax, for ages 3 and up. The
one-year Platinum Passport is
only $129.95, plus tax for ages,
3 and up and the two-year ver-
sion is $239.95, plus tax for
ages 3 and up. For more de-
tails on what the Gold and
Platinum Passports include,
visit www.wildadventures.net.
Parking is $7 per car,
truck or van and $9 for RV's.
Seasonal parking permits are
available for $25 per park or
are included with the Gold and
Platinum Passports.
Group rates are available
for church, school, corporate

Our Dining Out Guide

is your "menu" of great places to eat!

1307 N. Ashle. St.
, Valdqsta,.GA
. 12291293-9905



"Serving the freshest food north of the equator'
Open for Breakfast 7 days a week
Brunch: Sat. 7am to 2pm & Sun. 10am to 2pm
Fine Dining
Friday & Saturday Evenings
Fresh Seafood Steak *Prime Rib
5pm to 9pm (Reservations Suggested)

Where the Locals Eatl

Featuring Prime Rib, Steak- & c rilled Seafood
USDA Choice Beefacut riesi daily oni premises
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Soup, Salad & Fruit Bar With Lunch Buffet

Hand Cut Top Sirloin Steaks On Buffet Nightly!
Banquet Facilities Available

(229) 253-1600

1193 N. St. Augustine Road, Valdosit, GA
MasterCard/Visa/American Express/Discover

Enjoy some great home style cooking!
RPd Onion Grill

1-10 & Exit 262 Lee, Florida 850-971-4240
Sunday Special $6.99
Choice of. ._
Fried Chicken or Baked Ham -
Choice of.
Cornbread Dressing or Rice & Gravy
Choice of 2 Veggies
Steamed Cabbage, Candied Yams, Blackeyed Peas
-Served with Cornbread!-
Add a trip to our Salad Bar $1.99-

Hotdog' & Friew,. $2.99
Hlam urger & Fr~iae, 4.99

Enjoy Our
Salad Bar Every Day!

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Mullet Grouper Catfish Shrimp
Scallops Clams Swamp Cabbage

Hwy. 98 West* Perry, FL


All-U-Can-Eat Buffet
Ribeye, Crab legs, Seafood,
Vegetables, Bakery,
& Desserts
All Baked Fresh Daily
Open Everyday for Lunch & Dinner
1550 Bavtree Rd -Valdosta. Ga.
"Let our friendly staff serve you!"


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Center %a&st&y Annual %ealt 7Etxpa
S,- II !t ic f/' K.-;rL

The Covenant Hospice team: Carole Alvarez, Madison County Community Ed-
ucation; Alfred Claude, Madison County Volunteer Coordinator; and Melissa Taylor,
RN/THPN/Madison County CH Nurse, pictured left to right, provided a great deal of
information at the annual health expo. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jessalyn
Covell, May 24, 2006)

Lake Park Of Madison
A skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility,
serving the long term care and rehabilitation
needs of Madison and the surrounding area.
259 SW Captain Brown Rd. Madison. FL
.(850) 973-8277

By Jessalyn Covell
Greene Publishing, Inc.
On Wednesday, May 24, the
Madison County Senior Citizens
Center held their annual health
There were approximately
15 vendors that were present at
the health expo. The vendors in-
cluded the United Methodist Co-
operative Ministries, Jimmy
Hardee, Linda Gaston, Margaret
)Throgmorton and Louise Strick-
land; the Madison County Senior
Citizen's Center, Joan Beck;
Barnes Health Services Opuon
Care, Leann Wirick; the Madison
County Health Department, Bon-
nie Mathis; Covenant Hospice,
Melissa Taylor, Carole Alvarez,
and Alfred Calude; Big Bend
Hospice, Catherine Arnold and
John Peteroii: Health Watch,
Bobbie- Jo Babb! ,\\ells- Fargo.
'Jim Boswell and Ann Windhanm;
Inter Faith Community Action
Network (ICAN), Elizabeth

Lee Mauphin, Old World Financial Senior Benefit Coordinator; Rosa Richard-
son, Executive Director of the Madison County Senior Citizen Center; Joan Beck,
Older American Act Coordinator (OAAC); and Danny Murphy, Old World Financial
Senior Benefit Coordinator, pictured left to right, worked hard to pull off Madison's
health expo. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jessalyn Covell, May 24, 2006)

Hollingsworth and Sherry Glass;
ICS Cremation Society, Inc.,
Gary Miller; Apalachee Center,
Jan Agner and Marlon Storey;
Nature Coast Eye Care Institute,
Tiffany Torrans, Mary Ann
Prevail and Lakysha Oliver; Old
World Financial, Lee Mauphin
and Danny Murphy; Home In-
stead Senior Care, Marc Mon-
crief; and Alzheimer's Resource
Center (ARC), Angela
There was an assortment of
different items and information
on display for the elderly to take
advantage of.
The United Methodist Co-
'operative Ministries Outreach
table provided a display and
items from the 72 hour, emer-
gency survival kit, a display of
ihe FL Conference NMethodist
'Disaster Response Suppl Depot
which showed the extensive con-
struction and storm .recovery
process that volunteers dedicated
their time to. Also, they men-
tioned the 55 Plus Club that is
available to anyone who is 55
and older and they meet once a
each month! display of personal
care, home making, crafts, home
delivered meals, respite care and
congregated meals.
Barnes Health Services Op-
tion Care provided good infor-
mation on the equipment they
provide and the newest piece of
equipment is the Helios Personal
Oxygen System.
The Madison County Health
Department's Bonnie Mathis was
present to speak about the Dia-
betes Program offered at the
health department. She provided
information, about the conse-
quences' of diabetes, healthy
meal planning, blood sugar test-
ing, A1C testing and much more.

Covenant Hospice had an
outstanding' booth, with several
items and a superior booth that
provided elderly with volunteer
service opportunities such as pa-
tient and family support team,
Faith in- Action and Covenant,
Hospice Community Ambas-
Big Bend Hospice took time
out to lecture about their volun-
teer work and to assure that the
elderly understands what hospice
care is.
Health Watch Personal
Monitoring Systems had a great
scene of monitoring technolo-
gies, assure independent living'
and personal security and plenty
Wells Fargo explained to el-
derly about reverse mortgage so-
lutions arid mortgage loan.
IC.AN and Kid's Cafe repre-
sentatives were ,present to ex-
plain and discuss all of the splen-
did services they provide to the
ICS Cremation Society, Inc.
was there to discuss cremation,
the processing procedure, and the
security they provide to families.
The Apalachee Center hand-
ed out several brochures on el-
derly suicide, quit-smoking
packets, understanding bipolar
disorder, preventing falls, etc.
Nature Coast Eye Care Insti-
tute had an abundance of infor-
mation readily available about
macular degeneration, glaucoma,
Lasik eye surgery, etc.
Old World Financial had an
excellent power point presenta-
tion present to help the elderly
better understand their services
and programs they provide. Also,
they had two excellent represen-
tatives who were present to speak
and lecture to the elderly about

their services.
Home Instead Senior Care
was present to explain the ser-
vices they provide such as house-
keeping, companionship, respite
care, grocery shopping and a lot
The ARC had plenty of
handouts regarding the 12 warn-
ing signs of dementia, and a
"How's my memory?" handout.
This event was absolutely
free and there was breakfast and
lunch served for all that attended.
Joan Beck remarked, "By host-,
ing this annual health expo each
year it will bring hope 'and
awareness to the seniors in our
A special thanks is extended
to Old World Financial of Talla-
hassee and the Madison Flonri
for the' gracious _sponsorlhip pro-
.vided for Madison C,'ntl '" An-
nual Health Expo.


starts June 1
in Monticello, Fla

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WHEN: Wednesday, May 31,8:00am 11:00am
WHERE: Senior Citizen Community Center (1360 East Park Ave.)

Open to anyone that is 55 and older. Join us for FREE breakfast,
blood pressure screenings, t-shirts, door prizes, fun and fitness!
Call 229-333-1610, ext. 5 to register or for more information.
This year's theme will be"Fitness-A Lifetime of Benefits!"

Medicine is our life. www.sgmc.org
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Wednesday, May 31, 2006 www.greenepublishing.com Madison County Carrier. 9A


True Blue Doula Program Honors "Doula Awareness" Month

By Jessalyn Covell
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The month of May is designated specifically for Doula
This certain Doula program evolved from the Centering
Pregnancy Program. The program was started to help those
moms and families who need or want an advocate in the room
at the hospital during the actual birth process.
The Doula became especially important when moms arrive
at the hospital to deliver their child alone. The Doula is there to
provide comfort, praise and reassurance and to guide the moth-,
er in the the type of birth she desires barring any necessary pro-.
cedures as determined by her health care professional.
For those mothers that have family to support them the
Doula works to incorporate the family in attending to the moth-

ers needs during the labor process. The Doula in no way takes
the place of family members, but works to ensure.that the mom
is fully supported during her time of labor.
This unique, yet significant program is advised by Cetta
Barnhart, the Program Coordinator for the True Blue Doula
Program and a trained labor and postpartum Doula. Barnhart is
a certified Childbirth Educator where she works to ensure that
each mom is informed about the process of birth and her deliv-
ery options and choices.
Additionally, the other leading ladies who keep this special
program up and running entail Lena Camperlengo, doula super-
visor who helps train and -direct the program; Shandra Lim-
cangco, a labor doula who has been with the program since it
was first founded; Melissa O'Quinn, Prenatal Family Advocate
for Kids Incorporated and a labor and postpartum doula; Linsa

Ingram Davis, a labor and postpartum doula; Jamie Clark, post-
partum doula; and Lucia Garcia-Delphinus, labor doula for the
program. A special thanks is bestowed upon these dedicated
ladies for all they do.
This program benefits Madison County because it is avail-
able to every woman in the county regardless of their income
status. Those who have a higher income level will pay a mini-
mum fee for the services, while those who do not have means to
pay will receive the services for free. This is the only program
of its nature in the area and the Healthy Start Coalition of Jef-
ferson, Madison and Taylor counties is pleased to add this spe-
cial program to its services that they provide Madison and the
surrounding counties.
For further information on how to volunteer or for service,
please cofitact Cetta Barnhart at (850) 253-5430.

Insurance Doesn't Cover Prostate Screenings In Florida

State Second in the Nation in Prostate Cancer Deaths

Florida does not have a law mandating insurance companies to
cover prostate cancer screenings, forcing men to pay out of pocket
for it. A lack of access to the needed screenings and awareness about
the disease is critical in Florida as about one out every 17 prostate
cancer deaths happens in the Sunshine State.
"Government statistics show that when caught early, prostate
cancer has a 99 percent survival rate," National Prostate Cancer
Coalition CEO Richard N. Atkins, M.D. said. "A ten minute test can
save your life. The problem is that most men don't take advantage of
it and many state governments aren't doing enough to protect men
who are at risk."
Forcing insurance companies to cover prostate exams isn't out
of the question. There is a long established law in Florida that re-

quires insurance to cover breast cancer screenings.
"Before we can remove prostate cancer from any family, we
must remove the obstacles to promising new research and provide
education, screening and treatment to those who need it most," said
Atkins. "To do so requires the public' support. We can beat prostate
cancer. How soon is up to the people of Florida."
Prostate Cancer Stats
About 33 percent of all men with cancer have prostate cancer.
About nine percent of men who die from cancer died from
prostate cancer.,
U.S. prostate cancer mortality rate is 30.3 per 100,000.
U.S. prostate cancer incidence rate is 163.8 per 100,000,.
Hawaii has the lowest prostate cancer death rate in the coun-

try (20.5)
Washington, DC has the highest prostate cancer death rate in
the country (51.0)
There are 23 states that DO NOT have laws mandating that
insurance companies pay for prostate cancer screenings compared
to 49 for breast cancer.
The federal government spends only $495 million on
prostate cancer research, compared to about $850 million for breast
African Americans are 2.5 times more likely to die' from
prostate cancer.
I Men with a body mass index of 32.5 or greater are 33 per-
cent more likely to die from prostate cancer if diagnosed.

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Renaldas A. Smidtas, M.D. & Associates
413 NW 5thAve.* Jasper, FL (386) 792-0153
1437 N. Ohio St. Live Oak, FL (386) 362-5840
American Board of
Internal Medicine Certified
Fellow of the American Board
of Balance Medicine .

I Madison County
7 Memorial Hospital
Isaac Newman, Physical Therapist

You may save $
on your prescriptions,
as a patient of
I Tri-County Family
Health Care and our
o-1 partnership with,
Jackson's Drugs

Elizabeth Hengstebeck, DO
Board Certified Family Physician

Open Tuesday evenings until 7 PM
Please call 850-948-2840
for more information

Tri-County Family Health Care
193 NW US 221
Greenville, Florida 32331
North Florida Medical Centers, Inc.

SDown Home Medical
256 SW Wahington Ave.
Madison, FL
^( (850) 973-4590 7
Michael Stick, MD
Tammy Williams, NP-C
S"Professional Healthcare At Home"
Dr:. M St HEALTHPLAN SOUTHEAST Provider Tammy w1la1.

Madison Eye Center
Comprehensive Eye Care
In Madison Since 1978
4e 1 Hour Optical Service Available
Visit Our Website:
'.i',n,- il OD www.madisoneyecenter.com
Board Certified
234 SW Range Ave. Madison, FL 850-973-3937

i Madison County
/ IV Memorial Hospital
Home Health
Denise Brown, RN Agency Director
Lic. HHA 21540096
225 SW Smith St. Madison, FL

I MeicalSuppies



Home Oxygen Nebulizer Medication
Diabetic Shoes & Supplies Home Medical Equipment
24 Hour Service
353 NE Marion St. Phone: 850-973-4125
Madison, FL Fax: 850-973-8922

?,* Madison County
7/k'* Memorial Hospital
Four Freedoms
Health Services
194 NE Hancock Ave.
Madison, FL
A 850-973-8851
Julie Schindler, D.O. Beth Fulford, A.R.N.P.

Jeffrey D. Russell, Au.D., CCC/A
Doctor ofAudiology
Firas A. Hamdan, M.D.
Ear, Nose And Throat Physician
* Advanced Hearing Aid Fitting Free Hearing Aid Evaluation
* Complete Hearing Evaluation Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery
Monday To Friday In Perry
Call 850-584-8123

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Check out our CLASSIFIEDS to find the medical career you've been searching for!

Valdosta Medical Clinic
James A. Sinnott, M.D.
Edward J. Fricker, M.D.
Specialist In All Gastrointestinal Disorders
Dr. Sinnott Appointments Only Dr. Fricker
(229) 245-7345 or 1-800-587-0777
3207 Country Club Drive Valdosta GA

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

10A Madison County Carrier

rching for services offered locally?
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Wednesday, May 31, 2006


Madison County Carrier 11A

"Miss Jean's Kindergarten & Day Care Presents 53rd Program"

Riley Smith
"Fly, Fly Butterfly"

Zane Rollins
"Where Is Pointer",

Alex Barker
"I Am A Little American"

Kayla Reeves
"Mary Had A Little Lamb"

Ben Taylor Whigham Abigayle Reeves
"God Is So Good" "Twinkle Star"

Tazen Ferrell Catherine Maultsby
"Wiggle Worm" "Itsy Bitsy Spider"

Abbey Sanderson
"Row Your Boat"

Katie Mays
"Good Ship Lollipop"

Kris Wilcott
"Blessed Be The Name"

Bailey Watts

John Williamson
"I Am So Glad"

Caden Newman Shawn Baltzell
"On Top Of Spaghetti" "It Is Raining"

Ashlyn Elizabeth Rogers
"I Am A Promise"

Mikenzi Plain
"Skunk's Hole"

Lydia Goins
"Jesus Loves Me
Good And Bad"
By Jessalyn Covell
Greene Publishing, Inc.
"Miss Jean's" Kinder-
garten and Day Care, directed
by Billie Jean Fuqua, put on a
superb program on May 25,
2006, at Van H. Priest Audito-
rium by all of the students for
their families and friends.
"Miss Billie Jean" wel-
comed an enthusiastic audi-
ence. Each kindergarten stu-
dent was introduced. The boys
and girls, aged 18 months to
five years, opened the pro-
gram by singing, "Good
Evening to You." They then
began by having a devotional,
(as they do every morning), by
singing "Jesus Called Them,"
"God's Gotta Lotta Love,"
and "All Night All Day" -
prayer poem, prayer and
pledged allegiance to the
Christian flag, sang "Glory
Hallejuiah" and then pledged
to the American flag followed
by singing "God Bless Amer-
ica." Each kindergarten stu-
dent chose one of his/her fa-

Brandon Horne
"A. Peanut Sat"

vorite songs to sing for the
large audience to enjoy. Dif-
ferent groups did group songs.
The two-year old kinder-
garteners sang "Lots of Bub-
bles." The three-year olds
sang "Barney Song" "I Am A
Little American". The four-
year old kindergarteners sang,
"If I Were A Butterfly."
All students sang "Never
Taste A Poision" and "No To
Drugs." The students also en-
joyed singing "Jesus Loves
The audience and students
sang "Amazing Grace," led by
Caden Newman. Also, they
sang "Victory In Jesus," led by
Katie Mays.
All the students danced to
the "Freeze." They all did the
has been a favorite for 53
years at "Miss Jean's."
Each student was present-
ed his/her diploma and a lol-
lipop for a wonderful job.
The kindergarten students
closed their program with

Gracie Galbraith
"You Are My Sunshine"

Ashley Cantey
"I'm A Little Teapot"

"Good Night Mamas-Good
Night Daddies" and threw
them kisses.
One of the most important
things the students learn is
"Miss Jean's" kindergarten
and to apply this motto in their
daily lives.
A fun filled summer is
planned at "Miss Jean's."
They will be having Ice cream
Day, Water Day, Dye Day and
lots of other crafts.

Zack Waldrep
"Barney Song"

Atticus Molnar
"Dinosaur Digger"

Caleb Hart Kyler Howell
"She Waded In "Take Me Out To
The Water" The Ball Game"

r -.
Justin Burnett

Miss Helen McCain, Miss Billie Jean, Miss Carol, Miss Stephanie and Miss
Mavis were behind the scenes during the 53rd program and helped all of the chil-
dren do .their very best for the audience. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jes-
salyn Covell, May 25, 2006)



Riley Smith, Catherine Maultsby, Abbey Sanderson, Zane Rollins, Angel Vann
and Abigayle Reeves joyously sang "Lots of Bubbles" at the event. (Greene Pub- L a r n
fishing, Inc. Photo by Jessalyn Covell, May 25, 2006) L ez r xx

To Learn

To Love

Caleb Gin

Angel Vann
"Lots OF Bubbles"

12A Madison County Carrier



Wednesday, May 31, 2006

MCCS Kids' Culture Club Dinner/Dance A Success

By Allison Behler and Jana
Greene Publishing, Inc.
On Tuesday, April 24,
Madison County Central
School's (MCCS) Kids Cul-
ture Club (KCC) held its an-
nual dinner dance at Divine
Events Restaurant. Sponsored
by Susanne Griffin and
Frances Sanders, the KCC
teaches seventh and eighth
grade students the proper
ways of life, including eti-
quette and grace; while learn-
ing well choreographed rou-
tines from John and Judi Bre-
mer of Thomasville, Ga. The
Bremers have been teaching
the KCC members for approx-
imately ten years. The ladies
and gentlemen had the chance
to display prom-like attire; in-
cluding well creased suits
and floor length dresses.
Arriving- at six P.M, the
KCC posed for pictures and
conversed with friends. At
around seven P.M, the stu-
dents were seated by the kind
staff of Divine Events and

The MCCS Kids Culture Club students dressed their best to have a superior time for an outstanding night of dancing, delicious eatery and
making wonderful memories. (Photo submitted)

were served a lavish three-
course meal. This consisted of
salad, steak and potatoes, and
a wide selection of deserts that

were made by certain KCC
students' parents. After allow-
ing the full stomachs settle,
the Bremers pushed aside ta-

bles and taught the step by
step dances, featuring the
'Ballroom Waltz, the Swing,
and the 11 ild. Wild West.

After a night of laughs
and memories, the occupants
began to withdraw from the
building and go home for a

good night's rest at 10:30 P.M.
All of the KCC said that the
dinner dance was marvelous
and a wonderful experience!

GES Holds Surprise Party For ,

Retiring Principal, George Pridgeon

By Jessalyn Covell
Greene Publishing, Inc.
On Thursday, May 25 at 9
a.m., the. Greenville Elemen- '*.
tary students and staff planned ,.
a surprise party for the long -
time Greenville Primary and S "
Elementary principal of 34 -
years, George Pridgeon.
The school honored all of
the hard work and dedication -.
that Pridgeon has put into the v.
Greenville school system with
juice, Johnston's Bakery ?
donuts and cards to say their .
good byes that the students _
made by themselves. I
George Pridgeon said that
the most rewarding thing
about being the children's -,-'- "
principal was, "Seeing them
grow and helping their parents
instill in them right from
wrong. Throughout the years, ..............
emphasis on education and fo- ,. .. ...
causing on the positive things ,
in life was my main goal to ' -'.-
the Greenville children and I .. -_
feel I have accomplished that ,,. .---.--
and so much more." .. ---
Additionally, Pridgeon
stated, "I could not have ,

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MCCS students who participated in the "SHOPA Kids in Need Grant Program" in-
clude: Front row, left to right: Deon Mackey, Giselle Dennis, Alex Chamblin, and Amber
Parry. Second Row, left to right: Kaitlyn Burnette, Franky Kinard, Cassandra Newstead,
Torrance Stephenson, Zark Sherrard, and Chavario McQuay. (Photo submitted)

Madison County Central Receives

SHOPA Kids in Need Grant

GES principal of 34
years, George Pridgeon
and Joyce Wells, princi-
pal's secretary, pictured
right to left, took a moment
to remember all of the won-
derful times working to-
gether for a total of 30
years! (Greene Publishing,
Inc. Photo by Jessalyn
Covell, May 25, 2006)

asked for better fellow work-
ers and better parents from the
Greenville community. I am
so thankful to the Lord for my
George Pridgeon has
done an extraordinary job
throughout the years and has
left an impression on the
hearts of all the students, staff
and parents of Greenville Ele-
mentary and the community!

The Madison County Cen-
tral School Art Program was
awarded the Kids in Need
Foundation Grant sponsored
by Office Depot. The SHOPA -
Kids in Need Teacher Grant
Program received 1,800 appli-
cations prior to selecting the
240 winners.
, The Madison County Cen-
tral School Project involved
6th 8th grade art students in a
combination art, literature,
writing and social studies as-
signment. The project objec-
tive included literature and
writing for an educational and
rewarding community service
The grant money was used
to purchase books, art materi-
als and writing supplies. Mrs.
Miller's sixth eighth grade art
students read award winning il-
lustrated books, researched the
authors and illustrators, and
wrote their own stories. The
students illustrated their stories
with the same media and tech-
niques used by the illustrator of
the books purchased with the
grant funds. The students used
different materials including
cut paper, watercolor, pastel,
colored pencils, wood board,

tissue paper, tempera paint and
Mrs. Bridget Miller spon-
sored the bus trip to the Lake
Park of Madison Nursing
Home where the students read
their stories to a group of very
receptive residents. Each stu-
dent then took away from class
his/her own story and the pur-
chased book to share with oth-
er students, friends and family.
Mrs. Miller would like to
Id ra

thank the Kids in Need spon-
sors, participating MCCS art
students, Lake Park of Madi-
son residences and activity di-
rector Kathy Jennings for their
support with this meaningful
project. They would also like to
thank the local McDonald's for
fenating ice cream to the stu-
dents for their community ser-
The student books are on
display at Corporate Graphics.

Kaitlyn Burnett reads to Barbara Clayton, a Lake Park
of Madison resident. (Photo submitted)

24S\\,Ran~ge 3 M. i- .o. F-l 1.2341,
Franny Dav'enport 850-973-3318

MCCS Art Students with Lake Park of Madison Residents. (Photo submitted)


Wednesday, May 31, 2006



Madison County Carrier 13A

LES tuents o ishin' AtLake Britta

By -Jessalyn Covell
Greene Publishing, Inc.
While school was wind-
ing down, the staff at the Lee
Elementary School (LES)
thought it would be nice to
allow the students go fishing
at Lake Brittany in Lee.
On May 25, the Florida
Fish and Wildlife were gen-
erous enough to supply the
= LES students with bait and
tackle and the City of Lee
permitted the students to fish
all morning in Lake Brittany.
I The students had an out-

LES student, Pedro Rodriguez, and LES teacher,
Lee Bailey, enjoyed a terrific time fishing. (Greene
Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jessalyn Covell, May 25,

Jacob Bowers had a
,,.. I delightful time fishing at
Lake Brittany in Lee.
LES third grade students, Bethany Phillips and (Greene Publishing, Inc.
Ciara Sweat, pictured left to right, were all smiles at Photo by Jessalyn Covell,
the lake! (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jessalyn May 25, 2006)
Covell, May 25; 2006)

standing time and caught
.several fish, including bream
and bass!
What an experience it
was! Altogether, it was a
wonderful morning of saying
"goodbyes" while a long -
awaited summer time re-
places the school year!

NFCC Offers Quickbooks Evening Workshops

The Small Business Deel-
opment Center on the Norith
Florida Community College
campus in Nladison, is offering
evening trading in the QOinck-
books computer program for
business people. Ed Bagles,
NTCC instructor and SBDC co-
ordinator is teaching the courses.
Four sumnier \workshops
are available: MaN 23 and 25.
June 20 and 22. Jul\ 25 and 27.
August 29 and 31.

Classes meet from 6 until
8:30 p.m. in the Business Edu-
cantion Building #7), Room 102.
There is a fee for each work-
Register in ad\ ance by call-
ing Bagles at 973-1631 or email
The SBDC prograin is a
partnership \\ith Florida A&M
UlnjerirN and funded in part by
die Ui S Small Business Admin-

Five Madison Residents Graduate

From St. Leo University

This year, five Madison
County residents graduated
from Saint Leo University's
Madison office on May
19th, 2006.The commence-
ment ceremony was held at
thie Performing Arts Center
at Lake City Community
College, with NFCC Presi-
dent Morris Steen as the
commencement speaker.
The graduates are:
Stephanie Carroll,
Bachelor of Arts in Busi-
ness: Administration Ac-
cOunting: Lewis Christ-
mas, Bachelor of Arts in
Elementary Education;
Mallene DiMenna, Bache-
lor of Arts in Business Ad-
ministration Accounting;
Jarrod Harris, Bachelor of
Arts in Business Adminis-
tration Management; and

Mallene DiMenna,
Bachelor of Arts in Busi-
ness Administration -
Accounting. (Photo sub-

Darlene "Marty"
Sheffield, Bachelor of Arts
in Human Services Admin-

Congratulations to all
of these graduates!


Stephanie Carroll,
Bachelor of Arts in Busi-
ness Administration -
Accounting. (Photo sub-

Jarrod Harris, Bache-
lor of Arts in Business
Administration Man
agement. (Photo submit-

Darlene "Marty"
Sheffield, Bachelor of
Arts in 'Human Services
Administration. (Photo

Lewis Christmas,
Bachelor of Arts in Ele-
mentary Education.
(Photo submitted)

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Mallene DiMenna, Bus Adm. Act.
Jenise Freeland, BA Elem. Ed.
Jarrod Harris, Bus. Adm. Mgt.
Shirley Hurst, BA Elem. Ed.
Shewn Kindoll, Bus. Adm Mgt.
Joy Davis Padgett, BA Elem Ed.
Amanda Patrick, Bus. Adrm. Mgt.
Dailene "Marty" Sheffield, BA Human Services
Kimberly Simmons, BA Elem. Ed.
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Wednesday, May 31, 2006

_ __ Planted Pines Wanted For Straw !
Operation. Call Tippette Farms
971-5495. Minimum 20 acres
Please. . ** *

tanfy Work ,Administrative Office Manager
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AxcaVa n ati vv T ,
Land Clearing, Ponds, Stump Re-
moval, Demolition, and Roads. No
Job Too Small. Free Estimates. Call
Paul Kinsley at 850-973-6326

I Clean For You!
Rentals Offices Homes
$10 hour References Available
Pet care available in your home.

Need Child Care Infants, Tod-
dlers, and Pre-Schoolers Before
and After School (PT/FT/Drop-
Off) Hours 7am-12am. 850-673-

Peacock's Landscaping
Lawn Irrigation
Drip Irrigation
Design & Free Estimates
(850) 973-2848

Need Some Help?
Gardening, housekeeping, rental
cleanup or any' odd jobs done
for reasonable prices in Madison
area. Call 850-508-2164.

Custom embroidery service on
uniforms, golf shirts, T- shirts, hats,
bags, afghans. Free logo digitizing
with order. No minimum. Busi-
ness logo, team logo, personaliza-
tion and monogramming. For more
information contact:
nfcraftandstuff'@vahoo.com or call
850 948 7042

Go00dDeals Area Ar -

Estate Sale
June 9th & 10th
9 a.m. 5 p.m.
June 11th
1 p.m. 5;p.m. G-,
411 US 221 Sotith, Greenm ille
Furniture, appliances, nicknacks;
and all household furnishings; for
more information call: 948-8951

Wikinaon ,
Warehouse Sale
Saturday, June 3
Doors Open 8 a.m.-12 noon
707 Gil Harbin Industrial Blvd,
Valdosta, GA.
Call for directions:

7trW--Fo -Sale


2 51bs. of Clean
$2 each.

8 a.m. Until ?
782 N. E. Nixon Way
Upright Freezer $250, Washer &
Dryer $150, Convection Oven
$20, Microwave $25, Portable
TV $20, Table Top Electric Air
Cleaner $20, Sony VCR $10,
Direct-TV DVR $30, Fax Ma-
chine $25, Lots of Misc. House-
hold Items- 850-973-4459

GE Washer & Dryer
Large Capacity, Good Con-
dition, Four Years Old. 973-

Wanted peafowl. Need one ma-
ture male now before spring, but
will buy pairs if needed. Call 850-
973-6131 or 850-464-1165. Also
want guineas.

400 to 600 acres of land
in the vicinity of Madi-
son. Phone Tommy 850-

Kittens Kittens Kittens
All colors, shapes and sizes.
Free!! Good homes only!!

Please Help!!
Our Elderly neighbor has had a se-
vere stroke and sadly will not be
able to come back home. He has
three medium to small dogs who
were his loyal and loving compan-
ions. These dogs are now in
desperate need of good homes. We
all have dogs of our own and are
unable to provide for these dogs. If
you think you would like to have
one of these great dogs please call
Debbie at 850-948-6993

Cambridge Manor
Apartments designed for Se-
nior's and Disabled. 1 & 2 bed-
*rooms, HUD vouchers accepted
Call 850-973-3786 TTY Acs
Equal Housing Opportunity

2bdrm/1 bath MH in park on
Highway 53 in Madison,
$135/wk includes electric, ten-
ant to pay for propane.
Call Erin Levin
at 850-570-0459

Southern Willas of

C.M adison apartments

HUD vouchers accepted. 1,2, & 3
BR, HC & non-HC accessible apts.
Gadt 850-973-8582/ TIDTTY 711.
2".' Southern Villas Circle, Madi-
son, FL 32340.
Equal Housing Opportunity.

Greenville Pointe


1,2 & 3 BR HC & non-HC acces-
sible apts. HUD vouchers accept-
ed. Call 850-948-3036. TDD/TTY
711. 192 NW Greenville Pointe
Trail, Greenville, FL 32331.
* Equal Housing Opportunity

Furnished Mobile Home
2 bedroom, Electric and. Heat in-
cluded. No Pets. No Kids. $135 per
week. 850-973-2504.


with state highway frontage-23
acres, Comer lots. Fronts both
Harvey Greene Drive and High-
way 53 South. Natural gas line,
8 inch water main, access to city
utilities, fire hydrant, and service
from two power companies.
Property has easy access to I-10,
via SR 53 & SR 14. Will build to
suit tenant.

Call Tommy Greene

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Pioneer Excavating
& Tractor Services
Land Clearing, Ponds, Stump Re-
moval, Demolition, Roads, Mow-
ing, Discing, Box-Blading, and
-No Job Too Small-Free Estimates-
Call Paul Kinsley 850-973-6326



(850) 973-4141

Auo oie fo sale..'


Cherry Lake Area
Charming 2br/lbth, all wcod interi-
or house, on six.lovely acres. Tlij,
home has a working fireplace. 2 en-
closed porches, new rocf .ll for,
Peggy Ball Realtor 850-228-3721

(Madison County)
Four Star Hunt Camp, Virgin
Timber, 8 Cabins, Huge Coc.k-
house, Fully Equipped \Vork-
shop w/3 Bays, Tractor. Four
Wheeler, Completely Furnished.
HVAC, I/M. Wa.her'Dreri.
Satelmie T\. No Expense
Spared. For Al h b; ou ner '
$1.75M. 863-634-3340

For Sale: 1993 2 bed and bath mo-
bile home, frig, stove, washer and
dryer, central air, excellent cond.,
buyer pays moving costs. $11,500.
(850) 971-4476


Madison County is currently seek-
ing applicants for the position of
regular part-time Library Aide II at
the Greenville Public Library. The
applicant will work approximately
8 hours per week regularly and also
be used as a substitute during other
days of the week when needed.
Minimum qualifications include
graduation from a standard high
school, ability to type and experi-
ence with Internet and computer
software. Library experience is de-
sired. Salary is $6.80 to $10.24 per
hour depending on qualifications
and experience. Interested appli-
cants may obtain an application at
the Greenville, Lee or Madison
Public Libraries, or at the Suwan-
nee County Administrative Ser-
vices Department, 224 Pine Ave.,
Live Oak, FL 32064, telephone
(386) 362-6869. Applicants are en-
couraged to submit resumes, letters
of reference and other biographical
information with their applications.
All applications must be returned to
the Administrative Services De-
partment in Live Oak. Position will
remain open until filled. All appli-
cants subject to drug testing prior to
employment. EEO/AA/V/D.

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Apalachee Center

A Behavioral Health Care Center in
Madison Florida is currently seek-

A Master's Degree with a major in
psychology, social work, counsel-
ing or a related human services
field and three year of related pro-
fessional experience, Florida li-
censed, clinical social worker or
mental health counselor preferred.
Shift: 8 am 5 pm / Monday Fri-

For more information and a com-
plete listing of available positions:
Human Resources
2634-J Capital Circle N.E.'
Tallahassee, FL
Pre-Hire Drug Screen & FDLE
background check.
An Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative
Action Employer.
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Immediate opening in the County
Coordinator's Office for an Admin-
istrative Office Manager. This po-
sition involves moderate to difficult
general secretarial, bookkeeping,
and office administrative work of a
complex nature, performing a vari-
ety of tasks. Requirements for this
position include .the following:
Four year College Degree, Gradua-
tion from High School, Secretarial
and bookkeeping training required,
and a minimum of four years of re-
lated office related experience (an
equivalent combination of training
and experience can be substituted).
To apply for this position please fill.
out a Madison County Board of
Commissioners Employment Ap-
plication, and a Background Check
Form. You can pick up an applica-
tion at the Madison County Board
of County Commissioners Admin-
istrative Office located in the Court
House Annex, 229 SW Pinckney
Street, Room 219, Madison, Flori-
da. For further questions please
contact Heidi Hemanes, Adminis-
trative Office Manager at (850)
973-3179. Applications deadline is
Monday, June 5, 2 0tih @ 5:00 P.M.
Madison County is an Equal Op-
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Free Workplace.

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1 Madi.fi' Cou'nrt i, currenrh seek-'
ing applicants for the position of
regular part-time Library Aide II at
the Lee Public Library. The appli-
cant will work approximately 8
hours per week and also be used as
a substitute. Minimum qualifica-
tions include graduation from a
standard high school, ability to type
and experience with Internet and
computer software. Library and/or
experience working with children
and youth are desired. Salary is
$6.80 to $10.24 per hour depending
on qualifications and experience.
Interested applicants may obtain an
application at the Madison,
Greenville, or Lee Public Libraries,
or at the Suwannee County Admin-
istrative Services Department, 224
Pine Avenue, Live Oak, FL 32064,
telephone (386) 362-6869. Appli-
cants are encouraged to submit re-
sumes, letters-or reference and oth-
er biographical information with
their applications. All applications
must be returned to the Administra-
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Office is accepting applications
for a full-time LPN to work in the
county jail. A current/active Flori-
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ties include care of county prison-
ers, setting doctors appointments,
and being a liaison between doc-.
tors, pharmacists, and jail staff.
This will be 40 hours, per week po-
sition ,with on-call time. Benefits
include.-health mnurance, life insur-
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vacation time. S.aring *salary will
be $15 per hour. Applications avail-
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iff's Office, Courthouse, Monday-
Friday 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The
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Smithfield Madison
If you are interested in a promising
career, benefits and competitive
wages and have mechanical skills
in industrial or refrigeration main-
tenance, Smithfield Packing Plant
in Madison is looking for mechan-
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Fax resume to 850-973-1877 or
mail to 294 SW Harvey Greene Dr,
Madison, FL 32340.

Madison County is currently seek-
ing applicants for the position of
regular part-time Library Aide II at
the Greenville Public Library. The
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18 hours per week on a regular ba-
sis but also be used as a substitute.
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ence with Internet and computer
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hour depending on .qualifications
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the Greenville, Madison or Lee
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nee County Administrative Ser-
vices Department, 224 Pine Ave.,
Live Oak, FL 32064, telephone
(386) 362-6869. Applicants are en-
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of reference and other biographical
information with their applications.,
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File No. 2006-49-CP

The administration of the estate of Phillip Dale Franklin, deceased, whose
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The date of first publication of this notice is May 31, 20fl06

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