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THE SPIRIT OF MADISON COUNTY'
Attends Boys' State
x -a.1.1 1 I 1 1'I
Take Shape For
From Crash Injuries
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A number of people are in the process of
organizing fundraisers for Crystal Farnell,. of
Lee, who is in need of a kidney transplant.
A fund ha. becn '-el up at Madison Couni)
Community Bank in the name of the Crystal
Farnell Kidney Fund. Donations may be
dropped off at the bank. Also, there are a num-
ber of collection jars set up around the county
Please see Kidney Transplant, Page 4A
Alcohol Kills 11
'By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc..
Only one person was killed over the five-
day holiday driving period in Madison County.
The period began June 30 and ended July 4.
The person killed was Rebecca May Fritz,
a 21-year-old Green Acres resident who was
visiting Madison. According to the Florida
Highway Patrol, she was killed in alcohol-re-
lated ATV accident on Friday morning, June
Eleven (or 37%) of the fatal traffic crashes
statewide were alcohol-related.
Of 1.248 accidents investigated by the
FHP, 115 were classified as alcohol-related.
According to FHP statewide statistics:
Please see Alcohol Kills, Page 4A
2 Sections, 22 Pages
Around Madison County....................... 5-7A
Church............................................. Section B
C lassifieds............................................... 13A
Community Calendar................................ 5A
L egals........................ ...... .................... 13A
O bituaries.................................................. 5A
O utdoors........................ ....................... 9A
School.................... ............ ............ 8A
Viewpoints ............................................. 2-3A
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Gr... .- Publishing. Inc. Photo by JacoD BembrY, July 7 2006
Beth Hooker, Madison County EMT, offers solace to Ashley Blackburn (cen-
ter), the mother of the infant killed in the crash; and LaToya Phillips. (right), who
witnessed the wreck.
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A three- imovn th-old infant died
from injuries sustained in a traffic
accident, which took place Friday
afternoon, July 7.
According to a Florida High-
way Patrol report, at approximate-
ly 2:24 p.m., Ashley J. Blackburn,
19, of Lee, was traveling north on
SE Apache Avenue in a 1999 Ford.
At the same time, Benjiainin Jor-
dan, 49, of Orange Park, was trav-
eling east on U.S- Highway 90
East in a 2004 Ford F-25U) pickup.
Blackburn stopped at the in-'
Please see Crash. Page 4A ;
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Alyssa Clark, three-months old, died from
injuries as her mother's car was struck by a
2004 Ford pickup, as she attempted to make a
left turn onto U.S. 90. According to witnesses,
the driver of the pickup could not stop in time.
Two Madison Matriarchs Die
urn a E fltM-f r
April 15, 1912 July 8, 2006
November 27, 1915 July 8, 2006
Hundreds of people
watched a dazzling fireworks
display on Independence Day
at Lake Francis. The fire-
works, provided by Johnson
& Johnson, lit up Madison's
night sky in an explosion of
vibrant colors. Rev. Oliver
Bradley, Veterans Service Of-
ficer, also honored the U.S.
military during the patriotic
program. Madison County
residents and guests showed
that they were proud to be
A Wal-Mart video security cam-
era captured this image of a suspect
in the murder of Richard S. Meizner.
The suspect had apparently used
Meizner's credit card at the store.
According. to a press release from the
Madison County Sheriff's Office, at approxi-
. mately 10:38 a.m. on 'the in-n'ing ui:1o Thursday;
July 6, the manager of the Super 8 Motel, lo-
cated on State Road 53 north of 1-10 in Madi-
son County, called 911 to report that a house-
keeper had just gone into a room and found a
man who appeared to be deceased.
Deputy Marcus Jones of the Madison
County Sheriff's Office and EMS responded to
the scene, When it was apparent that the victim
died due to homicide, Deputy Jones requested
investigative assistance. Chief Deputy Leonard
R. Harris, Chief Investigator Lieutenant Mark
W. Joost and Lieutenant Tina M. DeMotsis
subsequently responded to the scene.
Josh Harris assisted with interviews and
securing the perimeter, while Lieutenant Joost
and Lieutenant DeMotsis conducted the pre-
liminary scene processing.
Chief Deputy Harris requested assistance
from the Florida Department of Law Enforce-
ment (FDLE), since many of the investigative
leads reached well out of the jurisdiction of the,
Madison County Sheriff's Office.
Please see Homicide, Page 4A
Klip Cable Listens
To Lee Residents'
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A number of people were on hand when
Klip Cable appeared at the Lee Town Council
meeting on Monday evening, July 3.
The cable customers were on hand to ad-
dress the problems with the service in the Town
of Lee. Problems include trouble with the au-
dio and pictures on some of the channels.
Klip Cable also addressed a need for more
cable channels in the Town of Lee. Klip re-
cently added the Learning Channel and will
soon add ESPN 2 to its lineup. They are also
looking at the possibility of adding HDTV or
The Weather 'Channel. These channels will be.
added at no extra cost on the basic monthly
In other action, the town approved a tenta-
tive millage rate of 6.67 mills, the rate that the
town has been at for the last 15 years. This has
not been set yet, but once it is presented to the
county, the rate can go no higher.
The Council tabled approval of a new P&Z
board member. They also gave authorization to
purchase a high service pump and a high ser-
vice motor for its water tower in order to have
a backup system.
The Council also waived an impact fee for
people who will annex into the city limits.
2A Madison County Carrier
Wednesday, July 12, 2006.
VIEWPOINTS & OPINIONS
I!etters o -The dit r .1 1 11 1
Mary Ellen Greene
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They Are Not Dead who live in lives they leave behind;
In those whom they have blessed, they live a life again,
And, shall live, through the years.
Eternal life, and grow each day more beautiful
As time declares their good, *
Forgets the rest, and proves their immortality.
-Hugh Robert Orr
This- week, Madison County lost two beautiful and lovely ladies who had become two of the
matriarchs of this area. Our family was close to both the ladies, and we sympathize with the fam-
ilies in their loss. But, the purpose of this column is to remember them for what they were, and.
the many, many admireable qualities they possessed, as well as for all they have done for them-
selves, Madison County, and their families.
Pauline Nunn Owen, age 90, died Saturday, July 8, 2006, at home with
her family in Madison.
She was a beautiful person, inside, and out. Pauline was born
in Brooksville, Fl. on November 27, 1915. She had lived in San-
ford for many years, where she raised her children, Martha Owen
Davis, and Jim Owen.
At her funeral Monday, it was brought out that Mrs. Owen was
a loving and caring mother, grandmother, and friend. She loved
the Lord, loved to play the piano-and sing, and loved life. She
was a hard-working woman, who came to Madison to live with
her daughter and son-in-law many years ago. Everyone who met
Mrs. O%%en loed her dearly.
Known as "Nanny," Mrs. Owen leaves behind 4 grandchildren;
9 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. She was
proceeded in death by her husband, James C. Owen, of Sanford.
Pauline The other grand lady this county lost this week was Willie
Nunn Owen Clare Copeland, who was 94 years old.
She, too, passed away Saturday, July 8, 2006, in Madison
Mrs. Copeland was a life-long resident of Madison Counts.
was a businesswoman, and was active in many civic organizations..
heading up most of them. She loved Madison County, and al- -
ways thinking of ways to promote her county. Every ye:a she
would hold a day to have countians come down to the railroad '
area of Madison, and listen to the Cotton Gin Whistle blow. She .
was also the lady behind the idea of planting trees to honor de-
ceased Woman's Club members and Garden Club members She
was actively inriv6lvd ifhie Mldi'_on"C-_'uni, Hstorical,,Societ.. i- :-...-
and was instrumental in getting historic markers all over NMl.,dison <
County. She was constantly trying to find ways for a "better Nladi-
The Husband's and my, families go way, way back with both
ladies, and we will miss them as friends, as well as ''"ladies of dis- Willie Clare
tinction." But, as Christians, we know we will see them again. Copeland
It was Henry Wadsworth Longfellow who wrote:
"There is no Death! What seems so is transition;
Ttis life of mortal breath,
Is but a suburb of the life elysian,
Whose portal we call Death."
While writing about the passing of Mrs. Owen, I remembered many years ago when The Hus-
band and I joined forces with Jimmy and Martha Davis each year to honor our four mothers. We
would hold a "Mother's Retreat" each year just before Mother's Day, at our Hunting Camp in the
woods. The event honored our four mothers, and all of their friends. It was always such a "spe-
am' -1 0-IM
This is perhaps the last "Mother's Day Retreat" that we held in the woods of
Madison County for our four mothers and their many friends. With the passing of
Pauline Owen this week, all our mothers have now gone on to be with the Lord.
Left to right are: the late: Cora Lee Hartsfield
Greene; Berta Lucile Green Selman; Florida Langford
Davis, and Pauline Nunn Owen. They were so loved!!
cial" day for all four mothers, and us.
Jimmy and Martha showed us, this week, the photo we had
taken one year of our mothers together, and as I looked at it, it A -
brought back such wonderful memories. We invited just about
every woman in Madison who were friends of our mothers, and
we treated them to a delightful "day together." We had good
food, good fellowship, and wonderful memories.
We would give each mother present a souvenir to take home -
with them, and we took lots and lots of pictures.
Memories like that is what makes us smile when we think
of the "good times" we had together. Here is perhaps the last '
picture we took of our mothers together. They are all gone now,
but remain in our hearts and minds with only good memories.
"Death is a common friend or foe; As different men may
hold. And, at its summons each must go, The timid and the bold;
But when the spirit, free and warm, Deserts it, as it must, What
matter where the lifeless form, Dissolves again to dust? The sil-
ver cord in twain is snapped. The golden bowl is broken; The
mortal mould in darkness wrapped; The words funeral spoken;
The tomb is built, or the rock is cleft, Or delved is the grassy
clod; And, what for mourning man is left Oh, what is left, but
"Nuff said...Bye for Now... See 'ya.
Letters to the Editor are typed word for wora, comma Tor comma, as sent to tmis newspaper.
Reader Thanks City Of Greenville
To The Editor,
I wanted to thank the City of Greenville for
all their hard work. I really appreciate all the
time you have spent putting together our 4th of
July fireworks celebration. Everybody loves
getting together, celebrating, talking, and hav-
ing a good ol' time. It's a time to celebrate our
freedom and independence. To thank your
forefathers for sacrificing for our freedom.
I really enjoy my chair and table that I won
at bar-b-Que fundraiser. It works very well and
come in handy. Thank you for the dinner and
raffle that Saturday. It was delicious. I'm sure
everyone enjoyed the fireworks.
Your five-year-old kid getting pushed
down by another five-year-old kid is NOT a po-
lice matter; talk to the other kid's parents, not
the police. -
If your kid won't do his homework or do
his chores, 911 is not the answer.'
If a -cop causes a car accident we usually
get a ticket, and sometimes we get suspended.,
When is the last time you got three days off
(without pay) for rear-ending a guy at Winn-
If you think you can fan all the pot smoke
out of the car before we smell it, good luck.
We know you've had more than two beers.
When I've had two beers, I didn't hit six parked
cars, drive my car through the front doors of a
Jiffy food store, pee in my pants or pass out at
a traffic light.
When you see an emergency vehicle be-
hind you with its lights and sirens on, pull to
the RIGHT, and stop. We are required to pass
cars on the left.
When you're driving in the fast lane and
.you see,a cop behind you, don't go 5 MPH un-
der the speed limit, We are not impressed by
how safe of a driver you can be, we're trying to
g0'o help someone (or catch that guy in the SUV
that iist cut you off). Safely move over and let
us pass please.
\\hen you see an officer conducting a traf-
fic stop. or with a suspect in handcuffs. it is
general\ not a good idea to approach him and
ask for directions. If you do, don't expect the
officer to be nice when he tells you to get lost,
and don't expect the officer to take the time to
e\plain rl *,
Here'< how. to get out of a ticket. Don't
break the law.
If \ou drive a piece of junk, that is why
\o'u're getting pulled over.
In one week I pulled over 10 cars for minor
traffic violations. 5 out of 10 had no vehicle in-
surance. 3 out of 10 had suspended driver's li-
censes. 2 out of 10 had warrants. 1 out of 10
had felony warrants. 1 was a known sex of-
fender with his 12 year old niece in the car
without her mothers knowledge.
If you've just been pulled over doing. 70 in
a 35, do not greet the officer with "what seems
to be the problem, officer."
We get coffee breaks too,, and. sometimes
we run into stores and do some shopping dur-
When you're the victim of a burglary, take
the time you spend waiting for the officer to
find the model number and the serial number of
the stuff that was taken.
Some cops are just jerks, but take heart in
the fact that other cops don't like them either.
If it's nighttime and you're driving a vehi-
cle with tinted windows and I pull you over, it's
not because of your skin color. I usually can't
tell if the vehicle even has a driver until the
windows rolled down.
Every time you hear on the news about
people running away from a crazed gunman,
someone's son or daughter in a police uniform
is running TOWARD that crazed gunnian.
Yes. it's true, cops usually don't give other
cops tickets. Think of it as an employee dis-
count, perk or benefit. Other cops are family
and you wouldn't give your brother a ticket if
you were a cop either.
Police work is w% writing reports.
In one year of patrol work in a large city,
only about ten minutes would be cool. enough
to be on the television show Cops.
Every traffic stop could end in gunfire, but
we have to be polite and professional until that
I've taken about the same amount of men
and women to jail for domestic violence, so NO
.it's not always, the man.
People love fire fighters.
People hate cops
If the light was yellow, we couldn't be
having this conversation,
Cops know you pay taxes and that your
taxes pay cops' salaries. Cops also pay taxes,
which also pay cops' salaries so, hey, this
traffic stop is on me. Now sign here; press
hard. There are four copies.
Signed, a local law enforcement officer
(name withheld upon request but on file at
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VIEWPOINTS & OPINIONS
Lee UMC To
Kick Off VBS
A meeting was held Sunday afternoon at the home of Scott
and Tammy Webb to discuss holding fundraisers for Crystal
Farnell. Crystal is in need of a kidney transplant. Different
fundraisers discussed included raffles, a skeet shoot and a din-
ner. As soon as details are set, they will appear in the Madison
County Carrier and the Madison Enterprise-Recorder.,
A Lee United Methodist Church will kick off its Vacation
Bible School July 24-28 for ages, nursery through the sixth
grade. The event will be held beginning at 6-8:30 p.m. The
theme of the VBS is "Treasure Cove."
Happy birthday wishes are extended this week to Chad
Alen McCormick, who celebrates his big day on Friday, July
14. Jimmy Phillips and Ethan Phillips celebrate their birthdays
on Saturday, July 15. Brenda McCormick and Sage Wood cele-
brate their birthdays on Sunday, July 16. Kent Lasseter, Noah
Calhoun and Kayla Larson celebrate their birthdays on Monday,
July 17. Jim Searcy and Courtney Strickland celebrate their
birthdays on Tuesday, July 18.
Belated birthday wishes go out to Renee Martin, who cele-
brated his birthday on Friday, July 7. Krystal McCormick and
Jarrett Briggs celebrated their birthdays on Saturday, July 8.
Matt Thompson and Tiffany Phillips celebrated their birthdaN s
on Sunday, July 9. Hank Thompson celebrated his birthday on
Monday, July 10.
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!
We Had A Weekend
Everyone should have mowed their lawns following .that
rapturous rain. How soothing and timely it was. Our grass cer-
Rocky Springs United Methodist had dinner on the grounds
after church Sunday to honor their new pastoral family, the
Wayne Albertsons. Needless to say, we consumed great quanti-
ties of delicious food.
During the dinner, Gatepost felt very humbled. The United
Methodist Women honored us' with a pin tdo recognize our ser'.
vice to the church. They made a donation in our honor to the
Global Ministries work with children, women, and youth. We
feel unworthy of such a gift, but we are grateful for the contri-
bution to the cause.
A big congratulatory hug to Shannen Combass for finishing
in the Top Ten of 157 contestants in the National All-American
Miss Pageant in Orlando.
Crispy congratulations to ONeal's for winning the "Best
Fried Chicken in Madison" competition. We find that bird very
Welcome back to Wilmer and Pauline Strickland. They've
been vacationing at a mountain condo.
Welcome back to Tim and Shelby Richards. They and the
kids have been lolling on the beach.
For those who miss Jeannine Reynolds -- she tells us that
she is retiring and welcomes us to visit her in Phoenix after No-
Shout a happy birthday to these folks this week. Jeannie
Christmas, July 13; Keegan Lewis, July 15; Steve Revels and
David Wheeler, July 16; Russell Cave; Jim Searcy, and Kim-
berly Scott, July 18; and Annette Sowell, July 19. May you all
have delightful natal days.
Happy wedding anniversary to Ben and Christy
Killingsworth. May you be blessed with many more blissful
Let's pray for Susan Grimes as she continues to recover
Our condolences to the family of Pauline Owens as they
mourn their loss.
We extend our sympathy to the family of Willie Clare
Copeland as they grieve over her passing. This energetic lady
will .be missed in many community activities.
Good news! We have our old phone number back. Call us
with your tidbits at (850) 973-4141 or 973-3820. Or email jav-
firstname.lastname@example.org. Or leave a note at the Greene Publishing
Building on Hwy. 53 S. We appreciate your input.
Meet you at the gatepost next week.
If you know of any events or anything
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State of Fear
There has been a lot of talk, at least since 1988, about the
theory of global warming. Now I know what most of you are
thinking: what has this got to do with national security? Let me
tell you folks that there is a group of people in this country and
elsewhere who believe that global warming is the greatest threat
to the security of our planet, greater than such things as interna-
tional terrorism, nuclear proliferation, militarization of China,
rogue states like Iran and North Korea, etc., etc.
I first heard this misplaced priority in 1993 by way of for-
mer Senator Tim Wirth of Colorado, at the time, an Undersecre-
tary of State in the Clinton Administration. His audience was
the Pentagon's, newest crop of admirals and generals, one of
whom happened to be my boss. Needless to say, they were as-
tounded by such a "%ack) theory. I was equally incredulous
and remain so today.
Yet 13 years later, this line of reasoning is paramount in pri-
maril\ Democratic circles. Recently, former president Bill
Clinton made this pronouncement and Al Gore, the close but no
cigar presidential candidate in 2000, has a documentary on the
big screen titled "An Inconvenient Truth" which predicts a glob-
al warming apocalypse.
To prepare for this onslaught of misinformation, I recently
read a fictional thriller. -State of Fear" is the title of a 2004 nov-
el by highly acclaimed author lMichael Crichton (Jurassic Park
and The Andromeda Strain). The theme behind "State of Fear"
is that a bunch of left Nx ing en\ ironmental actii ists plan to stage
a series of major disasters, such as cal ing an iceberg and cre-
ating a tsunami, to highlight the supposed effects of, global
warming. Combating these eco-terrorists is a small team of am-
ateurs who discover the plot and renounce their environmental
What makes "State of Fear" so unusual for fiction is that it
is rife with footnotes and a very descriptive bibliography ...
Crichton did a lot of research in preparation of this book. At the
end is an appendix where the author divulges his conclusions
about climate change gained from his research., I found the
book not only entertaining but insightful.
The title "State of Fear" is based on a tactic that is the stock
in trade of three professions politicians, the media and trial
lawyers, none of which I hold in high regard. Together, they
live off fear, either realor contrivedor persona 'gain. Politi-
cians love to stir up fear, to endear themselves to supporters by
offering solutions that make voters dependent on them. The
media revels in sensational bad news which sells more
newsprint that good news. And last but not least, trial lawyers
see every fear as a potential lawsuit with rich rewards for the
I recently encountered a warning signal, a red flag about
this business of global warming from a liberal activist on a
newscast. This is about what he said: "there is no debate on the
issue of global warming. All of the noteworthy scientists agree
that the earth is warming at a dangerous rate and it is caused by
man. We only need to talk about the policy changes that we will
make to avoid disaster." There it is ... case closed! Absolutely
no reason to examine any countervailing facts or points of view
according to this 6rthodoxy.
I worked on a project a few years back for a fellow named
Mike Dugan who went on to become Air Force chief of staff.
General Dugan said something to me once that I've never for-
gotten: "it pays to have a healthy sense of skepticism." When it
comes to global warming, I would suggest this is really good
Here is what I believe to be true about global warming. Is
the earth experiencing a rise in temperature? Yes, it began about
a century ago and has resulted in an elevation of about six-
tenths of a degree. This rise in temperature followed a period of
global cooling that lasted about four centuries. Is this recent pe-
riod of warming the result of man, specifically through emis-
sions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases? Possibly
we don't really know, but in all likelihood, man is at least par-
tially responsible for some of this phenomenon.
Does the earth's climate naturally fluctuate? Without a
doubt! In fact, we can expect another period of global cooling
in the not-to-distant future, and with these fluctuations, the earth
adjusts to these changes. Is our recent up tick in hurricane fre-
quency the result of global warming? No, the hurricane experts
tell us we are currently in a cycle of increased frequency. My
record of Florida hurricanes which have made landfall since
1896 reinforces this claim. Should we be suspicious of envi-
ronmental organizations staffed with more lawyers than scien-
tists? Oh yeah. And finally, why do some hype the issue of
global warming to the point of hysteria? It's all about the mon-
ey those grant dollars ($25 billion since 1990) to study an is-
sue and the seemingly endless donations that fuel environmen-
tal groups. They need a "problem" to stay alive.
Is it arrogant of man to think that he can make changes
which will affect the earth's climate? Oh yeah; in fact, we can't
even predict what the weather will be next week. Let me amend
that since it is July, I predict it will be hot next week. How'd
4A Madison County Carrier www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, July 12, 2006
AROUND MADISON COUNTY
Family: Wife, Katherine; and two children. Josh
Occupation: Retired from Sale Ace Hardware
Spare time: I enjoy working in the yard and trav-
Favorite place to travel: Our next trip is to Alas-
Civic organizations: A member of the Lions Club g,
for 32 years: past president, past vice president. past -
treasurer, past secretary of the Lion's Club. Also.
keeps the Treasures of Madison County once a eek "A
and helps out with the Historical Society; is a mem-
ber of the Board of Trustees at the First United
Methodist Church; a mentor at MCHS; and a mem-
ber of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. '.
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tersection of Apache and Highway 90. She failed to see Jordan's pickup and attempted to make a
left turn: onto the high\ a.j to tra\ el %% est. Blackburn turned into the path of his truck. Jordan could
not a\ oid the collision and the front of the truck collided with the iear driver side passefiger door
of the car.
Both of the vehicles rotated a half-turn counterclockwise and came to a final rest on the north
shoulder of the highway, facing west.
Blackburn's three-month-old daughter, Alyssa Clark, of Lee, was transported to Madison
County Memorial Hospital. then transported to Shands of Gainesville, where she was pronounced
dead at 11:15 Frida) evening.
Blackburn was transported to MCMH with minor injuries.
Jordan and his passenger. Helen D. Jordan, 49, were both transported to MCMH with minor
The Lee Volunteer Fire Department.,'Lee First Responders, Madison County EMS, and the
Madison County. Sheriff's Office all responded to the scene of the crash.
FHP Trooper James I. Parker, Jr. was the crash investigator. Cpl. Donnie Pitts was the homi-
cide in estigator.
Homicide cont from page 1A
Senior Crime Lab Analyst Shawn Yao and Crime Lab Analyst Amy N. George of Florida Depart-
ment of Law Enforcenment (F.D.L.E.) assisted with processing the scene.
Special Agent Annie White and Special Agent David "Craig" Riley of F.D.L.E. are assisting
Lieutenant Joost and Lieutenant DeMotsis with the criminal investigation.
The victim has been identified as 61-year-old Richard S. Meinzer of Alford. Meinzer was a
businessman and working in Madison at the time of his death. It appears that Meinzer was killed
sometime between Wednesday, July 6 and Thursday, July 7.
Due to the nature of the investigation, many leads are being withheld at this time. Public as-
sistance is being requested in locating a person of interest and Meinzer's missing white 2005 Toy-
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but it is probable that this license plate has been switched, if the truck is still being used. The per-
son being sought for questioning is a white male and from photographs,-appears to be approxi-
mately 35 to 45 years old, 5'10"toW6'2" tall ,'22 to 250 pounds 'and thick through the mid-sectiboi.
If anyone has any information regarding this investigation, please contact Chief Investigator Mark
W. Joost or Lieutenant Tina M. DeMotsis at 973-4001.
cont from page 1A
where money is being collected for the transplant.
At least $5,000 needs. to be raised for the first month's transplant anti-rejection medication be-
fore the transplant can be done. The Farnell family incurs other expenses when they have to visit
the hospital for treatments and have to stay in motel rooms.
A meeting was held Sunday evening at the home of Scott and Tammy Webb. Plans were made
to schedule a skeet shoot to raise money for the transplant. Plans were also discussed for a
fundraising dinner, along with raffles, a cake auction and a silent auction.'No date has been set for
these events yet.
Funds donated to the above events will all benefit the kidney transplant.
On Saturday, July 15, Tom and Nikki's Place (formerly the Waterin' Hole) in Lee will hold a
fundraiser. Tom and Nikki Nerren are the owners.
Alcohol Kills cont from page 1A
*The 31 fatalities occurred in 30 separate traffic crashes.
*23 fatalities occurred during the hours of darkness.
*In 15 traffic crashes (or 50%), it is unknown if the accidents were alcohol-related; 4 of the
crashes (or 13%) are presently classified as non-alcohol related.
*Of the 31 deaths, 5 were pedestrians.
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Madison County Carrier 5A
AROUND MADISON COUNTY
Thank you to our many friends for the wonderful out-
pouring of love and support during Ernest's recent illness
and his passing.
Your prayers and many expressions of love and concern
meant so very much to us. May God Bless you all.
The Family of Ernest M. Page Jr
Th etr metVilg
Arthur Victor Norelius,
Jr. died June 30, 2006, in Lake
Park of Madison Nursing
Home of Alzheimers. He will
The memorial service will
be July 15th at 11:00 a.m. at St.
Mary's Episcopal Church in
108 NW Horry St., Madison,
followed by a reception at the
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y on
August 19, 1927, he was retired
from Grumman Aircraft in
Bethpage, Long Island in 1980,
where he. was proud to have
worked on the Lunar Module
for NASA and later became a.
quality control technical writer
for them. He was an avid swim-
mer and lifeguard on Jones
Beach for 25 years and at Fire
Island for the National
Seashore. He,was like a fish in
the ocean that he loved. After
-retiring, to, Florida. he..,was ..a..,.
lifeguard.at the 4-H Camp and
taught swimming a few sum-
mers. He worked at North
Florida Community College as
a security guard for 10 years'
and enjoyed working there until
his retirement. Also, he was a
Cherry Lake firemani upon re-
Arthur and Jeanette Nore-
lius were happily married for
Arthur served in the Army
in Japan under McArthur.
He traveled with his wife
and family, cruising once a year
when possible to many wonder-
ful places. He had a joke for
every occasion, and one-liners
that kept people laughing.
He leaves his loving wife
of 56 years, Jeanette Norelius;
his son, Paul Norelius and wife
Jeta, of Cherry Lake; his son,
Bert and his wife Deborah and
two sons, Byron and David
Norelius of Brightwaters, N.Y.;
his daughter, Linda "Doll"
Zanetti, and husband James and
their two children, Nicholas
and Amanda of Garden City,
N.Y.; and his 99-year-old moth-
er-in-law, Genevieve Fernand,
of Cherry Lake.
He was a member of the
Elks Club and the American
He will be missed.
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Mrs. Willie Clare
Copeland, age 94, died Satur-
day, July 8, 2006 in Madison.
Funeral Services were Tues-
day, July 11 at 11:00 a.m. at the
First Baptist Church in Madison.
Burial followed in Oak Ridge
Cemetery, Madison. The family
received friends at the home of
W. C. and Frances Copeland on,
may be made to Big Bend Hos-
pice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd.,
Tallahassee, Fl. 32308-5428,
Madison Academy, P.O. Box
690, Madison, Fl' or the 189.8
Sanctuary Building Fund of the
First Baptist Church of Madison,
P.O. Box, 307, Madison, Fl'
She was a life-long resident
of Madison, a businesswoman, a
member of the First Baptist
n ,II > .1 w i\ a. I
Ch rch ofMadison.and active in
numerous civic organizations in-
cluding the Madison County
Survivors include a son,
Walter C. Copeland Ill and wife
Frances; three grandsons, Brett
Copeland, Walter Copeland, and
wife Jennifer, and Scot
Copeland; a great-grandson,
Parker Copeland; two sisters, Al-
ice Sims and Agnes Studstill and
a brother, Carl Sims.
Wilton B. "Jack"
Wilton B. "Jack" Jackson,
age 81, died on Friday. July 7,
in Madison, Florida.
Funeral Services will be
Wednesday, July 12, 2006, at
11:00 a.m. at Beggs Funeral
Home, Madison Chapel,
Madison. Burial will follow in
Lee Memorial Cemetery, Lee.
The family will receive friends
on Monday, from 6 until 8 at
may be made to the local hu-
mane society or to the Pink
Ladies Auxiliary Remem-
brance Fund at the Madison
County Memorial Hospital,
Madison, Fl. 32340 .
Mr. Jackson was born in
Carroll County, GA., on Au-
gust 7, 1924, the son of the late
Cebron Jackson and Bertha
Kent Jackson. He lived in
Jacksonville, before moving to
Madison in 1969. He was an
Engineer in the' Merchant
Marines. He was a US Navy
veteran of World War II. He
loved his cats.
He is survived by his wife,
Vivyanne Jakob Jackson of
Lee.; two sons: Kevin Jackson
(Jean) of Clarksville, TN, and
Jonathan Jackson (Theresa) of
Safety Harbor, Fl.; one daugh-
ter, Elizabeth Jackson
Williams (Mike) of Lee; one
sister. Karrie Mac White of
Winter Haven; six Grandchil-
dren: Mary Catherine Jackson-
Madsen, David Jackson,
Matthew Jackson, Meredith
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Pauline Nunn Owen,
age 90, died Saturday, July 8,
2006, at home with her fami-
ly, in Madison.'
Funeral Services were
Monday, July 10, 2006, at
2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of
Beggs Funeral Home, Madi-
son. Burial followed in Oak
Ridge Cemetery, Madison.
The family received friends
one hour prior to the service
at Beggs Chapel. .
Pauline was" born in
Brooksville, on November
27, 1915. She lived in San-'
ford, where she raised her
children. She moved to'
Madison, in 1965.
She is survived by a
daughter, Martha Davis and
husband, Jimmy Davis of
Madison; a son, Dr. Jim
Owen, and wife Susie, of
D othain, A .. ,: , ...
Everyone knew her as
"Nanny." She had 4 grand-
children: Jay Davis and wife,
Teresa; Lynn Saunders, and
husband Bill; Hank Davis,
and wife Tonja, all of Madi-
son; and Ashley Ferguson
and husband Matt of Birm-'
ingham, Al. She also leaves
behind nine great-grandchil-
dren: Justin Davis and wife
Kim; Jayce and Jarrett
Davis; Brittany and Bethany
Saunders; Cole and Cassie
Davis, all of Madison, and
Owen and Rhys Ferguson of
Birmingham, Al. She also
has two great-great-grand-
children, Paytori and Keillor
Davis of Madison.
Nanny was a loving and-
caring mother, grandmother
and friend. She loved the
Lord,'loved to sing, play the,
piano and loved life. She
was in the grocery store
business, sold Avon and
drove a School Bus prior to
moving to Madison. She
was a bookkeeper in her
son-in-law's business, Jim-
my Davis Enterprises, when
she moved to Madison. She
was a member of the First
United Methodist Church in
Madison. She also leaves
behind many friends and
caretakers: Mary Tice (40
years); Ruth Teague; Diane
Swift; and Martha Moran,
all of Madison.
She was preceded in
death by her husband, James
C. Owen of Sanford.
Ke\ in and Ken) alia Turn-
er, are pleased to announce the
birth of .their son Ke'Vion.
Lamarious. Turner. Ke'Vion
was born on June 20 ,2006 at
6:19 p.m. He weighed in at 6
lbs, 12 ozs, 19 1/2 inches long.
His maternal- grandparents
are Mr. and Mrs. Willie Fudge,
Sr. and Mr. Joseph Bryant. His
paternal grandparent is Ms.
Cynthia Turner. -He also has a
big brother named Kevin Jr.
His godparents are Rev. and
Mrs. Jerry Alexander.
Ke'Vion was welcomed
into the world with a host of
family and friends, Also, Mr..
and Mrs. Turner celebrated
their 2nd wedding anniversary
on July 9th and a big congrats
goes out to10 hem.
The .Doers Club Diabetes
:Support Group will meet at the
Senior Citizens Center at 11
July 16 17
The Opera House Stage Co.
will hold auditions for the com-
edy, "The Girls of the Garden
Club" at 5:00 p.m. Sunday at
7:00 p.m. Monday, at the Monti-
cello Opera House. There are
parts for 17 women, including
teenagers and parts for one man
and male teenager. The perfor-
mances will be held in Septem-
ber. For more information, call
the Opera House at 997-4242.
The Doers Club will meet
at the Madison County Health
Department at 11:15 a.m.
On July 19, Pine Lake will
be celebrating their own chapter
of the ladies "Red Hat Society."
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Fernand Celebrates 99th
By Jessalyn Covell
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Genevieve Fernand was
born in Chicago on July 15,
1907 to Louis and Agatha Su-
She was taken to Poland
when she was approximately
seven years old due to her
Unfortunately, shortly af-
ter, her mother passed away
from the terrible disease, tu-
berculosis, at the young age
of 35. Also, her two brothers
died in infancy and she was
the only child left.
Fernand was stranded in
Europe because of. to World
War I until she was almost
She was forced to work
on farms and the only thing
she was offered to eat was
potatoes and sauerkraut. She
still loves it to this day.
SShe was given a 10 dollar
gold piece by her grandmoth-
er and when she traveled
back to the United States she
was robbed by gypsies in
Antwerp. They took every-
thing she had, including her
Then, Fernand was taken
to the American council
where U.S. president, Calvin
Coolidge and his wife, Grace
Emma L. Corbin.
16796 16th Street Live Oak, FL 32060
Genevieve Fernand will celebrate her 99th birthday
on July 15. (Photo submitted)
were present to deal with her.
Grace Coolidge was so gen-
erous to her, letting her con-
tinue on her'way to the U.S.
-When she finally reached
her destination in the U.S.. no
one was there to meet her.
Louis Sutor, her father,
did not know when she was
coming back to the U.S. so
he moved. With her being,
, unable to locate his where-
abouts, the government put
her in jail with several hook-
Fernand could not speak
ment wanted b
into an orpha
At the time of
er helping he
from jail, she
who she was.
school, but in
other and step
her work. She
lars per week
only able to ke
herself each w
ceived,. she wo
dle and stay u
for, so long u
up at night lea
so Fernand pac
and moved ou
hotel as a past
she met her
The govern- was a waiter. They soon de-
adly to put her veloped a fun friendship and
nage and her she would have to keep her
me to get her. pastries in her sight at all
her stepmoth- times because he would steal
-r be released them off of her platter.
.had no clue The two started, dating
for two months. He owned a
ted to attend brand new car and Fernand
stead, her fa- wanted him to get rid of it.
.mother made She would not "Go out with
made 20 dol- someone who had a car."
and she was Shortly after, he sold the
-ep a.nickel for car and they were- married
eek,. two months later!
y nickel she re- They had only one child,
)uld buy a can- a daughter, Jeanette Norelius
p late at night, The Fernand's moved to
If English. Madison in 1961.
only, worked, Fernand's daughter stat-
intil her step- ed, "My mother is an ex-
her. Her step- tremely wonderful person. I
le her to stay am very fortunate to have
warning English, had my mother live this
eked her things long. She is the best. Both of
t! my parents have always
working in a been so great to me, they
ry server % while would do anything for any-
husband who one!"'
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ICS CREMATION SOCIETY, INC.
in conjuction with HEALTH WATCH
will be holding a Luncheon Seminar
on the services they offer.
The seminar will be held at
O'Neal's Country Buffet
Tuesday, July 25th, at 1:30 p.m.
ICS CREMATION, INC.
at (386) 755-9292 or
toll free at (800) 503-3013.
This seminar is by reservation only.
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AROUND MADISON COUNTY
Pine Lake Nursing Home Holds
Father's Day Fishing Tournament
By Jessalyn Covell
Greene Publishing, Inc.
On Sunday, June 18, at
6:30 p.m. the residents of
Pine Lake Nursing Home cel-
ebrated Father's Day with a
The residents went out on
the dock and used all 75
worms that Activities Direc-
tor, Diane Sullivan and; her
husband personally dug up
out of the ground! Also, there
were 15 cane poles that her
husband fixed up for residents
and ate sweet wa-
termelon to appease their ap-
The very first catch of the
day was a three foot alligator
that got away ...lucky for him!
Additionally, the residents
caught two catfish and 25
There were plenty of do-
nations that made the Father's
Day fishing tournament a
Jackson's Drug Store of
Greenville and the Corner
Store of Greenville donated
prizes for whichever residents
caught the biggest and best
Wilson Bait and Tackle of
Perry donated fishing sup-
plies. Badcock Furnishings
and More and South House
Furniture of Perry both donat-
ed fans to keep the residents
cool. Sherwin-Williams of
Perry donated 20 hats to ward
off the sun for residents, who
were participating in the tour-
nament and Winn-Dixie of
Perry donated a gazebo!
A huge thank you is ex-
tended out to these extremely
gracious businesses that spon-
sored the fishing tournament
at the Pine Lake, Nursing.
Pine Lake residents who won the Father's Day fishing tournament are, pictured
left to right: Joseph Wright, fourth place; Leroy Handley, third place; Diane Sullivan,
Activities Director; Ricky Rogers, second place; and Daniel Hicks, first place.
(Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jessalyn Covell, June 19, 2006)
Madison Rotary Club News
The Madison Rotary Club
enjoyed an interesting meeting
on Wednesday, July 5. The
Clubs President-Elect, Nancy
Rosa Richardson (center), was inducted as a new
member by President Nancy Peterson (right). Morris
Steen (left) sponsored Richardson. (Photo submitted)
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Peterson, told the Rotarians of
some of her plans, dreams, and
ideas for the Madison Rotary
Club for the upcoming Rotary
year which began on July 1.
She congratulated Past-presi-
dent, the Rev. Phil Heard, for
an outstanding year. .
President Petersonr will be
installed at a special' meeting
on July 1 3rh at 5:45 p.m.
The Sergeant-at-arms, Jar-
go Clark, past District Gover-
nor, introduced fellow Rotari-
an, Ashley Beggs.
Rosa Richardson was re-
ceived as a new member of the
Madison Rotary Club by Pres-
ident Peterson. Capt. Morris
Steen, (U.S.N.Ret), sponsored
An encouraging treasur-
er's report. was given by Chief
of, Plice Rick Dais. He
highlighted much of the chari-
table giving to the Madison
community by the club.
New bylaws for the Madi-
son Rotary Club were present-
ed and unanimously approt ed.
The president announced
that the club will reinstitute the
"fireside chats" for new mem-
bers which proved very suc-
cessful several years ago.
While they are for new mem-
bers, all Rotarians are invited
to participate. Former Rotari-
ans are invited to consider the
merits and advantages of rein-
stating their membership.
The Madison Rotary Club
is an active and viable civic
club in the Madison communi-
ty. Civic and community
leaders interested in serving
through this exciting group are
invited to call Rotarian Alston
Kelley at 850-464-0896 for
There will be no meeting
on July 12 at noon, but all Ro-
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NFCC Students Practice At MCMH
NFCC RN student, is
gowned, gloved, masked
and ready to assist with
surgery. (Photo submit-
By Jessalyn Covell
Greene Publishing, Inc.
On Thursday, June 29,
Registered Nurse (RN) stu-
dents from the North Flori-
da Community College
(NFCC) visited the Madi-
son County Memorial Hos-
pital (MCMH) to gain
hands on experience within
the medical 'field which
they are majoihg in.
The 24 students, of the
RN Nursing Program in the
summer session are at the
point. in. their curriculum
where they are practicing
advanced skills. They are
specializing in assisting
during surgery such as
scrubbing and gowning pa-
MCMH graciously of-
- fered their services and the
opportunity for students to
practice in an actual hospi-
tal where surgery happens
Sarah Copeland, RN at
MCMH, lectured students
on the different area of an
Operating Room such as
sterile and sub-sterile ar-
eas. They were also in-
structed how to complete
basic scrubbing for the Op-
erating Room, how to put
on a sterile gown and
gloves, how to open sterile
packages, prep a patient for
surgery, drape a patient
with a sterile field, and
about the Bovie cauterizing
Sarah Copeland, MCMH RN, teaches Michelle Dixon, Tracey Gniewik and Annie
Dyke the proper technique for prepping a patient for surgery. (Photo submitted)
Jim Stephens Attends
American Legion Boy's State
Jim Stephens will be a
Senior in the Fall, at Aucilla
Jim Stephens attended the
63rd session, of the American
Legion Boy's State, June 18-24,
2006, in Tallahassee.
Boy's State is a one week
course in state and local gov-
ernment, held at Florida State
University and the,Fl rida. Site
Capitol. The delegates "learn
by doing" by forming two polit-
ical parties and electing offi-
cials within their groups to pre-
side over mock legislature ses-
sions held at the Capitol. While
there he learned more about
the great State of Florida, how
our government wqrks, how
laws are made and made
friends from all over the state.
Stephens was awarded the
Northern Area Scholarship of
$500.00 for college. His plans
are to major in pharmacy. He
will receive three college cred-
its, POS 112-State and Local
Government, from Tallahassee
Community College's dual en-
rollment course. This was
made possible through Boy's
Jim would like to thank
Mr. Roy Scott and the mem-
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ing him, as their American Le-
gion Boy's State representa-
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Nomination Deadline Is November First
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missioner Charles H. Bronson
today announced that nomina-
tions are being accepted for
the 2006 "Woman of the Year
in Agriculture" award. The
award, now in its 22nd year,
recognizes women who have
made outstanding contribu-
tions to Florida agriculture.
"This award spotlights.the
vital role of women in Florida
agriculture and serves to ein-
courage other women to get
involved in the business,"
Bronson said. "Many women
have made significant contri-
butions over the years in de-
veloping and sustaining this
important industry, which has
an overall economic impact
.estimated at more than $87
Those nominated for the
award will be judged by a pan-
el familiar with Florida agri-
culture. The award will be
presented in February at the'
opening-day luncheon of the
2007 Florida State Fair in
The Florida Department,
of Agriculture and Consumer
Services, which sponsors the
event, has sent nomination
forms to agricultural organiza-
tions around the state. The,
deadline for submitting nomi-
nations to the Deparinent is
November 1, 2006. Nomina-
tions remain active for two
years; after that time they must
be resubmitted in order to be
For more information
about the "Woman of the Year
in Agriculture" award includ-
ing screening criteria and bi-
ographies of previous winners,
or to obtain nomination forms,
call Richard Gunnels at (850)
The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission (FWC) is offering al-
ligator hunters no-cost, three-
hour classes to help prepare al-
ligator hunters for the coming
statewide alligator harvest,
which runs Aug. 15 through
Nov. 1. Reservations are not
required to attend a class.
This is an opportunity for
hunters who have never partic-
i rated in thie state's allijator
hunts to learn \\ha[ hunting .l-
ligator.s- is all jbout. AIl ten-
dance is not nmandatorN foi lr-
censed hunters, but the FWC
recommend, pa ticl- -
pants attend, espe-
c:al, if lieON
h C t
never gator hunt-
ed. Class topics include:
preparing for the hunt; hunting
techniques and safety; harvest-
ing and processing; caring for
your alligator hide; and alliga-
tor hunting rules and regula-
Classes will be offered at
the following locations:
Saturday July 15, 1 4
p.m., Heritage Holiday Inn,
234 Third Ave. N., St. Peters-
burg. For directions call (727)
822-4814 or visit www.icho-
tels group. com/h/d/hi/1/en/hd/
piedt.nts must obtain parking
passes at hotel front desk.
Wednesday July 19, 6 9
p.m., Paramount Plaza Hotel
and Suites, 2900 S.W. 13th St.,
Gainesville. For directions
call (352) 377-4000 or visit
Saturday July 22, 1 4
p.m., Comfort Inn and Confer-
ence Center, 2520 S.R. 434
W., Longwood. For directions
call (407) 862-4000 or visit
www. choicehotels. coin/ires/en
488-3022 or visit http://www.
Previous Winners of the
"Woman of the Year In
2005 Marlene Strick-
land, .of Sarasota
.2004 Martina "Teena"
Borek, of Homestead
2003 Jennie Lee Zipper-
er, of Fort Myers
2002 Annette Barnett
Land, of Branford
2001 Barbara Carlton,
2000 Helen Houck, of
1999 Vina Jean Banks,
1998 .Nancy Gurnett
Hardy, of Winter Haven
1997 -, Gertrude "Trudy"
Carey, of Hillsborough Coun-
.1996 Norma Stokes, of
1995 Louve "Vee" Frier-
son Platt, of Clewiston; and
Patricia Robbins, of Miarmi
1994 Anne Wardlaw
Dickinson, of Frostproof
1993 Sarah W. Bailey, of
St. Johns County
1992 Carol C. Murphy,
of Volusia County
1991 Ruth M. Tucker, pf
1990 Jeanette Barthle, of
1989 Belle Jeffords, of
1988 Carolyn Reed
Kempfer, of Osceola-Brevard
197. Dorothy Conner
Shipes, of Lake County
1986 Ruth Wed\n north.
of Belle Glade
1985 -Jo Ann' Smith, of
Wednesday July 26, 6 9
p.m., Bryant Building, 2nd
Floor Auditorium, 620 S.
Meridian St., Tallahassee. For
directions' call (850) 488-
Saturday July 29, 1 4
p.m., International Game Fish
Association Fishing Hall of
Fame and Muse-
uim. 3 1 Gulf
Stleam \\a\, i
E) n i
l o i ia ll gato .org.
August 5, 1 4
p.m., Okeechobee County
Civic Center, 1750 U.S. Hwy.
98 N., Okeechobee. For di-
rections call (863) 462-5195.
Sale of alligator permits
began June 15, and all avail-
able permits were sold in four
hours. Permitted alligator
hunters can expect to receive
their licenses and hide valida-
tion tags by July 21.
An alligator trapping
"agent" license can still be
purchased for $52. This al-
lows the agent to assist a li-
censed trapper in taking alli-
gators, but only in the pres-
ence of that trapper.
Since 1988, the FWC has
offered alligator hunts,
which provide a thrilling,
hands-on hunting adventure
that is unlike any other hunt-
ing experience imaginable.
For more information on
these exciting alligator
click on "Statewide Hunts."
FWC Offers Classes
On Gator Hunting
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Big Bend Hospice
Comfort, Compassion, Caring,
Madison County citizens ment. The training will be from
have the opportunity to comfort 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. To
patients by becoming a hospice register for this training session,
patient volunteer. Big Bend call Marilyn Nations, Volunteer
Hospice will be sponsoring a Coordinator at 1-800-772-5862
.two-day training session on extension 274.
Thursday, July 20 and Friday, The training session offers
July 21 at the Big Bend Hospice all the background a volunteer
office in Madison. The office is needs to support the volunteer in
located at 225 S.W. Smith helping Big Bend Hospice pa-
Street, across the street from the tients and to meet all the state
Madison County Health Depart- and federal requirements of be-
Offers Training For Patient Volunteers
Companionship Big Bend Hospice Volunteers Enrich Lives
ing a patient volunteer. Volun-
teers are asked to make a one-
year commitment. "Big Bend
Hospice provides initial train-
ing, quarterly update sessions
and on-going support. We work
to make sure our volunteers
have the-assistance they need,"
said Marilyn Nations, Madison
County Volunteer Coordinator.
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active volunteers. These volun-
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for Big Bend Hospice. They
could use your help! As the re-
quests for volunteers in Madi-
son County continue to grow, so
does the need for trained 'volun-
teers. From visiting homes,
nursing homes, hospitals or
even being a telephone-buddy,
the wonderful volunteers in
Madison County make up the
heart and soul of Big Bend Hos-
Big Bend Hospice has been
your hometown hospice since
1983. When the doors opened
the first day, the census was one.
Today, the average daily census
is now usually greater than 280.
In 1986, hospice services be-
came a Medicare reimbursable
benefit. When this became ef-
f'cii'.e. the federal '".emient
required that volunteers provide
5 percent of all hands on patient
care. Big Bend Hospice is very
pi ,:ud to brag that we exceed
this, averaging 8-10 percent.
Our pool of volunteers at
Big Bend Hospice ranges in age
from 18 to 80 something! They
are college students who origi-
nally were looking for a few
volunteer hours and end up stay-
ing active throughout their en-
tire college career. They are
stay-at-home moms looking for
something rewarding to do with
free hours, and businesspersons
who manage to squeeze us into
their already cramped sched-
ules. They are retirees looking
to enrich their retirement years
and give something back to
their community. They are men
and women from all walks of
life who are willing to get out of
bed in the middle of the night to
sit with a patient that is immi-
nently dying. They are people
who cheerfully sit out in 90-de-
gree weather at various fairs
and festivals to get.the word out
about our organization and the
services we provide. These
members of your.,county give
and give and yet always cheer-
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extreme pain. When the patient
realized her volunteer was there
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and told her that she was the
sunshine in her morning! This
affected the volunteer more
than anything else a patient had
ever told her. Volunteers say
they receive a lot more that they
Big Bend Hospice provides
the training needed to be a hos-
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Shands Healthcare Outlines Vision For Shands AGH
Future includes plans for new children's services patient tower
Tim Goldfarb, is
Chief Executive Officer.
Shands HealthCare pre-
sented a recommendation to
their board of directors as
part of Shands' strategic plan
to enhance patient care in the
outlines a vision to expand
services offered at Shands
AGH and strengthen the com-
munity hospital for the fu-
ture; enable Shands at the
University of Florida to meet
increased demand for ser-
vices; and ultimately consoli-
date children's services in a
dedicated patient tower at
Shands AGH when funding
becomes available. *
The plan, which requires
final approval from Shands
HealthCare's board of direc-
tors, will be implemented in
multiple phases. In phase
one, a major portioIn of the
children's services currently
offered at Shands at UF will
be relocated to. the Shands
AGH campus and will feature
private rooms for children
and their families.
"This is an exciting time
for Shands HealthCare," said
Tim Goldfarb, Shands
HealthCare chief executive
officer. "We believe our plans
will- a provide a long-term so-
lution to revitalizing Shands
AGH while maintaining the
essence of the hospital by
supplementing its existing
programs, such as family
medicine and emergency ser-
I Programs moving from
Shands at UF will include
most pediatric non-surgical
services as well as pediatric
otolaryngology (ear, nose and
throat), orthopaedics, oral
surgery, outpatient surgery
and corresponding consulta-
tive and ,support services.
Children's services staying at
Shands at UF include cardiol-
ogy, cardiac surgery, bone
marrow, neonatology, general
surgery, transplantation, trau-
ma/burn, neurosurgery. and a
portion of pediatric intensive
care. Vacated space will be
used to expand other clinical
Phase two of the recom-
mendation includes building
a dedicated patient tower for
children's services at Shands
AGH. This goal 'may take
several years, depending on
"Offering children's pro-
grams at Shands AGH will al-
most immediately improve
the access to healthcare for
children and families in our
community," said Dr. Terry.
Flotte, UF College of Medi-
cine chair of pediatrics.
"There is great benefit to the
ease of a more intimate and
easily navigable facility. This
will. also allow us to create a
door-to-door, child and fami-
ly friendly environment for
families under the great stress
of having an ill child. This is
a practical model with much
to gain in the future. We ulti-
mately hope to consolidate all
children's services on a single
campus where there's room to
In addition to resolving
the underutilization of avail-
able resources at Shands
AGH, Goldfarb said the plan
alleviates capacity issues that
Shands at UF has been
wrestling with due to ongoing
demands for care.
"One benefit of being
part of a large healthcare sys-
tem is our breadth of re-
sources within the organiza-
tion and the opportunities for
us to collaborate to better
serve our patients," Goldfarb
said. "This plan demonstrates
Shands HealthCare's commit-
ment to serve the community
and build a strong future for
Shands AGH. It also supports
our overall vision to more ef-
fectively deliver and expand
children's services to benefit
our young patients and their
Shands developed the
strategy based upon extensive
input from Shands and UF
College of Medicine leaders.
Goldfarb said they are in the
early stages of the plan and
have not worked out specifics
related to budget and time-
line, although they hope to
have phase one changes com-
plete in September.
The Shands HealthCare
board of directors will final-
ize and approve the plans at
an upcoming meeting.
Pain Relievers and Alcohol:
A Potentially Risky Combination
You probably don't think Do .ou take high doses of pain medications. The amount
twice about taking an o0er-the- pain medication? The nsk of )ou can safely drink ranes.
counter pain rehever or having senous side effects from alco- For example, the Food and
aglassoft wineor t\o withdin- hol use increases when you Drug Administration IFDA)
ner. But the combination of take a high dose of a pain re- reports adults \who take more
pain helievers and alcohol can liver. acetaminophen than recom-
pose health risks. Does the medication cause mended more then 4.000
When taken as directed, side effects? If you're already milligrams a day (eight 500-
pain medications are generally experiencing side effects from milligram tablets) and \ ho
considered safe. Hotweler. pain medication, such as stom- drink three or more alcoholic
problems can arise when they ach upset or drowsiness, alco- drinks a day may be at in-
are taken more frequently or in hol will onh'ly make these side creased risk of liver damage.
larger doses than recommend- effects worse The FDA also reports that
ed or taken in combination What's your age? People people w ho take nonsteroidal
with other drues including o\er aie 65 are at increased anti-inflammatory drugs and
alcohol. nsk of adverse side effects dnnk more than three alco-
The Ma\ issue of Mayo from pain relievers. Plus, with holic drinks a day ma. be at
Clinic Health Letter recom- age. yNour body processes alco- increased tsk of gastrointesti-
mends you consider these fac- hol more slowl,. prolonging nal bleeding.
tors before deciding if it's safe its effects. The best ad\ ice is caution.
to drink an alcoholic beverage Can you stop at one The less you combine a pain
while taking pain medications,. drink? It's probably best to reliever and alcohol, the better.
Do you take pain relievers avoid alcohol altogether if you Because prescription pain re-
or drink alcohol often? The hale difficulty stopping after lievers contain more potent
risk of side effects from com- one drink. The more you medication than do nonpre-
bining pain relievers and alco- drink. the greater the risk. scription pain relievers, it's
hol is greater if you take med- Being cautious doesn't general\ reconunended that
ication frequently or drink al- necessarily\ mean \ou can nev- you avoid alcohol \when taking
cohol frequently. er ha\ e alcohol lule \ 1o take prescripuon pain medication.
Au. I 'IC M .
A New Tattoo
If you are going to get a tat-
too, you will want to take good
care of your skin to avoid infec-
tion. For the first 24 hours after
getting inked, keep the site cov-
ered. After the bandage is
removed, cleanse the area sever-
al times each day with anti-bac-
terial soap. Afterward, pat the
skin dry gently. Then, apply an
antibiotic ointment or lotion. If
scabs do form over the tattooed
skin, resist the urge to pick
them. Doing- so may not only
prevent proper healing, it may
also compromise the shape and
color of your tattoo. In the event
that the tattooed skin becomes
red, swollen or sore, see a der-
matologist immediately to treat
a possible infection.
At GAINESVILLE DER-
MATOLOGY & SKIN
SURGERY, we are dedicated
to providing the highest quality
of medical skin care possible.
With compassion and respect,
we can treat even the most chal-
lenging skin problem, utilizing
the most recent advances in der-
matologic therapy. Our office is
conveniently located at 114
NW 76th Drive and we can be
reached by calling 352-332-
4442 to schedule an appoint-
ment. New patients are wel-
P.S. If you decide to remove
an unwanted tattoo, ask about
laser removal procedures.
Diabetes Nutrition Offered At Health
Department And Senior Citizens Center
By Jessalyn Covell
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Every second Wednes-
day of each month at 11
a.m. the Doers Club Dia-
betes Support Group meets
at the Senior Citizens Cen-
All of the seniors are
welcome to join in on the
There will be approxi-
mately a 20-minute presen-
tation and then questions
will be answered regarding
diabetes nutrition plans, fre-
quently asked questions and
Additionally, the Doers
Club meets at the Madison
County Health Department
every third Wednesday of
each month at 11:15 a.m.
There will be free nutri-
tion literature and recipes
will be provided during
both sessions every month.
. Please, come out and
enjoy a local gathering of
diabetics alike. ,
Excavating & Tractor Service
* Land Clearing Driveways
* Stump Removal Mowing
* Roads Discing
* Culverts Boxblading
* Ponds Demolition
No Job Too Small
Paul Kinsley (850) 973-6326
How To Be A Smarter
Health Care Consumer
Get the most from your health care dollars
When shopping for a new
car or making investment de-
cisions, most people spend
significant amounts of time
planning and researching their
choices. However, many con-
sumers aren't nearly as savvy
when it comes to making
health care decisions.
increases in health care spend-
ing are causing some con-
sumers to rethink their in-
volvement in making health
care decisions. Many who
once took a passive approach
to their health care benefits are
now taking an active role and
are becoming more knowl-
edgeable about their health
"Becoming a smarter
health care consumer benefits
everyone," said Dr. Melvyn
Fletcher, vice-president, pro-
fessional programs. Blue
Cross and Blue Shield of
Florida. "When consumers
know what is available to
them, and can make more in-
formed decisions of the ser-
vices and capabilities offered,
it not only assists in keeping
their individual- costs down,
but also helps keep overall
health care costs from rising."
There are many ways you
can become a better-informed
health care consumer, from
simply asking questions of
your physician to patronizing
facilities that are in your
plan's network. "Many con-
sumers are reluctant to ask
their physicians questions
about tests and treatments,"
said Fletcher. "But it's impor-
tant to understand your op-
tions and the financial impli-
cations associated with each
one so you can make an in-
Some plans offer a choice
of hospitals as well, and it may
also pay to research what dif-
ferent providers charge for
various services and treat-
ments. Requesting generic al-
ternatives to name brand drugs
can also save consumers on
their out-of-pocket expenses.
In addition, consumers
should make an effort to stay
healthy by taking advantage of
preventive care treatments,
such as flu shots, mammo-
grams and wellness programs.
Many health care plans offer
discounted wellness programs
which provides reduced prices
on gym memberships, mas-
sage therapy, workout videos
bicycle helmets and other
products and services.
Some consumers may want to
explore the benefits of flexible
spending accounts, which al-
low them to set aside pre-tax
funds to cover routine health
care costs. Many flexible
spending accounts now cover
such as cold and cough med-
"Education isthe key,"
said Fletcher. "By increasing
their awareness of the options
available to them, consumers
have .the opportunity to make
decisions that best suit their
individual needs. In doing so,
they not only benefit them-
selves, they help to control
overall health care costs."
For more tips on being a
smart health care consumer,
contact your health plan.
is Pleaised itoiuirouiice uti
joined Pudivarf'ic &Iiit'ial
[r. .hIaviIotni% n iow'
DMH Pediatric & Internal Medicine Madison
Dr. Allaboun Gena Plain, PA
235 SW Dade St. Madison, FL 32340
"We Are Home When You Need Us"
P'~ro k-%%ii o;ilRehu Hittm ia t d
Sklk~d Nmingiu Ii~h
1 %1 4I 'S
Nursing IUcme 'g
Lake Park Of Madison
A -skilled nursing and rchabililation faidlii.
Scr in Ililt long Icrin ccat' and rchabililalion
needs of Madison and the surroundinV arca.
259 SW' Captain Brow n Rd. .Madison, FL
(850 I 973-827
. . . . . .
12A Madison County Carrier
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
National Great Outdoors Week
along v'.lth presentations of key awards, in-
cluding the 1Sth annual Sheldon Coleman
Great Outdoois A'. ard. ARC's Legends
A.kwards to outstanding federal recreation pro-
gram officials and best practices awards b\ the
Coalition for Recreational Tiails. The second
annual Beacon .Awards, recognizing innoia-
tiM e uses of technolo in 'n .isitur scr ices and
recreation management on federal lands. ere
Fo i thle third \ ea. the \\Washtnion-foicused
Great O)utdoos W\\eek w\ as a key component .f
Great Outdoours Month. First proclaimed by
President George \. Bush in 20114. Great Out-
door.s Month included a long list of recreation
community events and meetings. including
. ^ s.. National
S Trails Dai
S, .. and National
. a .Fishing, and
Boainting Week. Full details on the month will
be a iallable at 1 i i, .,r a oui-',i:.,' ,monu aIr. .
Additional details on Great Outdoors
Week 2006. including opportunities to be part
ot the excitement. \.ill be posted on i in t f-
iii'owJi,,'.FS.0tn. ARC's v. eb ite. as the\ be-
SBoats Motors Trailers water Craft Parts & ACC.
PO. BOX 1589
1524 HW Main BluD. (HWU 14 H)
Lake City. FL 32056
During Great Out-
doors \Week. our Nationr
'\ on d e r t u I
.' U7 .'O legac\ Oit olur
.. .. \0 w wildlife
S ... r e f u e .
."* recreation ar-
S3ea.. and other
5- public lands and '.-
Leis Protection otf man\ of
these special places started
'.-th initiatr 'es beCuln h\ Preideni Theodore
Roose\eli He eitahblihed a cominlltlment to
conseri. alon that w e continue today President
Roose ell behelied that. "The nation behaves
v.cell if it treats the natural re-sources a> as sets
\\lhich it musit turn o.cir to the ne\t generationn
increased: anid nolt i'ripaired I ii \alue A \\e
enjoy\ tlie nialn\ benefits of our '.real outdoors.
. e also inust renev. our indi'. idual and collec-
ti'.e dediciatl n to n.iLtilal restiiirce consei'' a-
Across our Nation. federally managed
lands comprise nearly\ one out of e\eir three
acres. Thliiii a.nds of recreation .it aties t n-
Iv. ide are managed b\ Federal a.encies. These
a2cijLies v. ork t:,' make it easier for all people
10 ell0l\O otir natural resources. "Recreation
One-Stop" pro't ides intormatiorn on the Inter-
net to help Ameiicans find and experience the
land ," e lo'. e. In addition, through increase' in
appropi iations. !ees paid b\ '. I toit and part-
neril sllip- iti niol-profits. collinull nities, and
hbuinesscs. \.\e .Ire addressing and re'.es.ing
,ears ot ne'.lect.
Americans ha'.e a special appreciation for
ithe 2reat outd.oir. Each \eai. thousandss of
hard-' ,orkIrig2 \ olunteei colntnibute millions of
h.i'ur, tro our parks and other Alie The\ buLid
(ai.ls. Ja t as (ca pllp iou d h1ioi .:Iat l '. islOI
centers,. ser' e as inltelpleteis. clean shorelines,
and introduce children to sate and healthful
o idtidoir lill. Thelr eft.,it cltallnce the ero|0\-
nent of those v. ho \ ii[t our parks each \ear.
National Gireat (_)Outdoors eek 2i-i.
highlighted efforts under\ a\ to enhance out-
dor recieation for all .Amerncani lin the 21st
cenitir', \.id inieerisni public-pri'ate partner-
,lips, ilipro inig' health thi'olugh recreation. en-
sin. lisli' .r' ill recreai11onal ails arid cel!nic b\-
'a\' proilanl the tuin\eiling t the internet-
based Too1-'lbo\ for the Gieat OutdooUs. Second
Edition and monile ae t.ipics '. cre addressed in
a ,erle ,of fo 01 ll' tlitroui2i'.tilt (lie V cCk. A.u1111-
al a\i ard' rec'gniz/n.i the special contributions
of Ii'aill' o tdc-Ir ilecCI allon l1 eroeN, \ere a
IIhleht ,of the ecek'l e'.ents Great O(utdio ors
\\eel ,. a a_'ain cooidiriatied bh. the Amcrican
Recreation Coalitioi iARCi anid inclluded
entils hosted b\ moire than a dozen federal
a'encie i ariid alin 'lai f'i'ganlZla-
Ptibhl'pii\ atie CO-
^Opeuli \\ ce \erl-
Take Pi Jde
DEALN FOALASMDS 80)93411330PM EIODA
nizjiuflJ .4ill. Nl~i b .bl f7
I Clean For You!
Rentals Offices Homes
$10 hour References Available
Pet care available in your home.
"HOMEOWNERS $50,000 TO
$150,000 IN SAVINGS IN
FREE SERVICE NO COSTS!
Send name and address for free info
to Jessie James, 147 S.W. Owen-
dale Ave., Greenville, Fl. 32331."
Design & Free Estimates
Need Some Help?
Gardening, housekeeping. rental
cleanups-o: anm ,:dO jobs done
for reasonable prices in Madison
area. Call 850-508-2164.
Land Clearing, Ponds, Stump Re-
moval, Demolition, and Roads. No
Job Too Small. Free Estimates. Call
Paul Kinsley at 850-973-6326
25ibs. of Clean
PUPPIEs, 1 blue/white, 1 dark
blue/white, 1 black/white. All green
-ve. $150 Call 95ri- 4.-5?4S2 or
S50-94S-6 *.2 -
Blood Line petite sizes, solds and
part, males and- females. $300-
$350. Call 850-253-0238 or 229-
253-8779;, Chocolate available,
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. .
Old Coca Cola bottles,
Medicine Bottles and
Sawmill Commissary To-
kens. Call 850-545-3677.
Apartments designed for Se-
nior's and Disabled. 1 & 2 bed-
rooms, HUD vouchers accepted
Call 850-973-3786 TTY Acs
Equal Housing Opportunity
C5'Southern illas of
HUD vouchers accepted. 1,2, & 3
BR, HC & non-HC accessible apts.
Call 850-973-8582/ TDDTTY 711.
200 Southern Villas Circle, Madi-
son, FL 32340.
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
reenvielle 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
2 bedroom, 1 bath, 'Mobile home.
Located near NFCC no pets and
non smokers only. Call 850-578-
2287 after 5:00 p.m.
with state highway frontage-23
acres, Corner 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
192 ACRES OF
iM adi-.:' C' :.urni,
Four Sitar Hunt Camp. Virgin
Timber, 8 Cabins, Huge Cook-
house, Fully Equipped Work-
shop w/3 Bays, Tractor, Four
Wheeler, Completely Furnished,
HVAC, I/M, Washer/Dryer,
Satellite TV, No .Expense
Spared. For sale by owner
& 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
State of the art dental practice
needs certified Dental Assistant
with expanded duties. Excellent
Salary and Benefits Package. Mail.
Resume to PMB #168, 3491-11
Thomasville Rd., Tallahassee, FL
Class A, CDL, Clean MVR
1-3 days per week, no weekends,
no flatbeds, perfect for semni-re-
tired Call 850-673-9387 & leave
Must be proficient in Microsoft
Office with a typing speed 40
AWPM. Accounting degree de-
sired. Send resume to 850-584-
Now Hiring Servers
$$ AVON $$
Be your own Boss!
Sell $500, earn $250
Starter Kit is only $10
Call Dorothy 973-3153
English Teacher: Degreed indi-
vidual possessing a teaching certifi-
cate in Language Arts.
Math Teacher: Degreed individual
possessing a teaching certificate in
Guidance Counselor: Degreed
individual who is certified as a
Greenville Hills Academy
742 SW Greenville Hills Road
Greenville, Florida 32331
Busy dental practice seeking Hy-
gienist that is dedicated to the wel-
fare of their patients. Someone
who is self motivated and a team
player. Salary based on experience
with exceptional benefits. Mail re-
sume to PMB #168, 3491-11
Thomasville Rd., Tallahassee, FL
pCIIiULJL'JL I% J i IUs L M w* L.LL utII l
uorkirg hour, Salar negouIble.
Mail resume to PMB #168, 3491-
11 Thomasville Rd., Tallahassee,
foAnn Bridges Academy in
Greenville, FL is looking for a
Mental Health Therapist
The Therapist will 'provide individ-
ual, family, and group psychothera-
py and develop specific treatment
goals for the youth. This person:
must.be able to document appropri-
ate clinical information in the. med-
ical record in a timely manner.
Applicants must have graduated
from any accredited college or uni-
versity with a master's degree in
social work, counseling and guid-
ance, psychology or human ser-
vices as well as a successful back-
croutind check. Experience working
,. ih cents in a facility setting is
Please fax resume to the antention,
of Ms. M,:oble%. Facility Adrinis-
trator at (850) 948-4227 or call
(850) 948-4220 for more informa-,
PERSON NEEDED FOR
ADVERTISING SALES AT:
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Does a fast-paced career with
a growing newspaper group
spark your interest? Do you
enjoy customer contact, both
in person and over the
phone? Then, it's a safe bet
3 ou % ill enjoy this job, We're
fun, we're busy and work
best under pressure. If ihat
*,iund, like. ',ou, please., fax
your resume to Emerald at:
850-973-4121 or apply in
person at the.office on Hwy
53 South. Please, if you're
not sure how an alarm clock
works or you average more
than three dramatic incidents
per week in your life,, or sim-
ply only work because you're
bored, then PLEASE DO
MAKE MONEY AT HOME
GOOD WEEKLY INCOME
To receive complete information
send a self addressed stamped
147 Sw Owendale Ave.,
Greenville, FL 32331
Trinity Materials is currently seek-
ing energetic, self-motivated indi-
viduals to join us at our.Mayo, FL
Plant as: .
Must have a good driving record
and Class A or B CDL
Trinity Materials offers excellent
benefits including Medical &
Dental, Short Term Disability,
Long Term Disability, Life
Insurance, 401K & Vacation,
F/T and Top pay.
If you want to be part of a win-
ning team, contact:
757 South 51 Hwy
Mayo, FL 32066
Well groomed and pleasant person-
ality is a must! Qualified candidate
will have clear command of the
English language, be dependable,
be able to type 40wpm and also
work well with public. Experience
needed in answering multi-line
Apply in person at only:
Greene Publishing, Inc.,
1695 South SR 53
Now hiring Managers and As-
sistant Managers for our Madi-
son location. Seeking highly
motivated and enthusiastic em-
ployees. Experience = Top Pay
Offering Bonus, Holiday Pay,
401K and more. Call Janice at
850-973-9872 to setup inter-
Joann Bridges'- Academy ini
Greenville, Fl is looljng r.-,r Nurec
with a Associate Degree in nursing
and current license to practice in
the state required. A minimum of
six months clinical or public health
:uid emergency, nursing preferred.
Please submit a resume to Attn.
Tuwollar Mobley by fax @ 850-
-948-4227 or email to"
; ,,olll' l :-, I ..lth ,,_ ls.c .mll
Need a helping hand?
Gardening, housekeeping, rental
cleanup or any odd jobs done for
.reasonable prices in Madison area.
FREE ESTIMATES ~
NO JOB TOO SMALL
Mowing, Discirng, tilling and box
blading. Call 973-6326.
Ads are $10 for 20 words to run
in the Madison County Carrier
and the Madison Enterprise-
Recorder for one week. They
must be pre-paid. Call to ask
about including pictures. Dead-
line is MONDAY at 4:30 p.m.; no
exceptions, please, (even yard
sales). We work .on a deadline,
too! 'If .you are too late, we may
have a "too late: tor classifecis"
section on the OPPOSITE page
Syou can -run- an-ad on IT IS
STILL $10! These are the condi-
tions. Please do NOT ask for an
Send your ad order to: Greene
Publishing, Inc. P.O. Drawer 772,
Madison, FL 32341 or bring i by/
our office on S.R. 53, only.
Greene Publishing phone num-
ber is 850-973-4141.
FREE prop classes
M-TH: 8:30am-12:30pm @ NFCC
Tues: 5-9pm @ NFCC
T/TH: 6-9pm @ Madison Rec. Cntr.
[ NOTICE OF SALE
Under the authority of the Self-Service Storage Facility Act. Section 83.805, the following
property has been seized for nonpayment of rent:
Kathy Craddock Units 8 and 11 Household items
Gloria Brinson Units 5 and 35 Household items
The property will be sold at a public sale on Saturday, July 15, 2006, at 9:00 a.m. at the
McWilliams Realty Mini-Storage, Hwy. 14 South. For further information call 850-973-
NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 83. PART IV
Lindrr the Authority of the Self-Servicing Storage Facility Act, Section 83.805 the de-
scribed below has been seized for nonpayment of rent and other accrued expenses. Prop-
erty consists primarily of household goods in units rented by: Jermaine Monlyn, Travis
L. Robinson. and Carl Sparkman. The property\will be sold at auction to the highest bid-
der as pr.j% idtd b\ thr StIf-Storage Facility Act, Section 83.806. The sale will be held Sat-
urdaN, luh 22. 206iti at 9:00 A.M., at the Madison Mini Storage, 1098 East U.S. 90, in
Madisun. Il.,rida. for further information call 971-5744.
Injured? Do you have a lawsuit but
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pt o\ ides c:sh io individuals with
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Call today: 888-544-2881
NEED TECHS NOW!
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Signing bonus for Top Experience
We pay $16-25 per hour.
Our top techs made
over $75,000 last year.
Our new state-of-the-art Service Department is Air Conditioned!
Our Sales & Service business is exploding
(we just experienced our best month ever)
All ot our equipment is BRAND NEW!
Remote controlled entry and exit doors
Highest Fixed First Visit score in the Southeast
SHighest Pans Availability (till-rate) in the Southeast
Parts are pre-puled on every vehicle each day no wasted Tech time.
Extremely knowledgeable Parts Staff that realizes.our shop is our #1
Complimentary oil service offered to all customers (we invested over
$100,000 in this value added service last year alone)
We have achieved the highest Dealer Self-Authorized certification
available from the factory
Our Service Manager was ranked #2 in the nation out of 4000 Dealers
Benefits include: Major Medical Health Insurance, Dental Coverage,
Vision Coverage, Prescriplion Drug Coverage, Normal Doctor Visit
Coverage, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Workers Compensation
Coverage, Employee Purchase Program, Certification Achievement
Bonus Program, Savings Plans (401K), Paid Vacations, Paid Sick Leave,
Paid Holidays, Drug Free Work Free Environment
All levels of experience considered Bigger rewards for Great Attitudes
These openings In this environment won't last long,
Call or e-mail today & u'll inlerriew you tonight after work
between 5:00 -8:00 PM. Call Robert at 229-242-1540 Ext. 247
or e-mail at emplovmenl(d cassburch.com
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THIRSTING FOR A
Well, get ready to quench that thirst!
Nestli Waters North America has a bottling facility in
Lee, FL. Due to growth, we currently have
the following opportunities available:
Maintenance Mechanic Repair/troubleshoot plant equipment.
Starting pay is $17.50 per hour. Previous maintenance experience is required.
Production Team Member operate and maximize efficiency of high-speed bottling or
packaging equipment. Starting pay is $11,25 per hour.
Forklift Operator (Production) Operate forklift and high-speed palletizer machine.
Starting pay is $11.25 per hour. Previous forklift experience is preferred.
Quality Assurance Tech Support all QA activities, perform start-up and hourly line
checks, analyze water samples for alkalinity, turbidity, temperature, etc.,
manage quality hold, and more. Starting pay is $13.50. 4-year college degree is required -
5 years lab experience may be substituted in lieu of degree
We offer competitive pay and benefits that include medical, dental, 401(k),
tuition assistance, profit sharing, and advancement opportunities.
Please apply in person at Nestle Waters North America 690 NE Hawthorn Ave, Lee, FL 32059.
Applications can also be filled out at Employment Connections in Madison. EOE
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