Madison County carrier
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Title: Madison County carrier
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Language: English
Publisher: Tommy Greene
Place of Publication: Madison Fla
Creation Date: August 2, 2006
Frequency: weekly
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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.
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Loretta Lynn
Sealey Pastor Roberts
By Jacob Bembry "
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Relatives in Lee were
shocked last week to learn of
the death .of Loretta Lynn
Sealey Pastor Roberts.
The nude body of Roberts,
who would have turned 38 last
Friday, July 28,. was discov-
ered in Austifi, Texas in the
200 block of Bastrop Highway
on Monday, -July 24. The
Austin Police Department said
her death was suspicious and
they are asking the citizens of
Austin to come forward with
any leads into how she might
have died.
Police have declined to
say how long the body may
have been in the Bastrop High-
way area before residents dis-
covered it. They also refused
to .say whether there was trau-
ma to the body.
A toxicology report from
the Travis County, Texas. med-
ical examiner's office is pend-
ing. .
According to the APD, po-
lice had encountered Roberts
on July. 12 and issued her a ci-
tation for carrying drug para-
Please see Roberts, Page 4A

Busted For Cocaine,
Trespass After.
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A Madison man was ar-
rested' for possession of co-
caine, resisting arrest without
violence and trespass after
warning on Friday, July 28.
According to a Madison
Police Department report, Wil-
iams, 20, had been issued a
.trespass warning for Madison
Cooks responded to' the
scene and Williams attempted
to flee on foot from him.
When Williams was cap-
tured and searched, he had co-
caine on his person.
2 Sections, 22 Pages
Around Nladison Co 5-SA
Church Section B
Classifieds 12A
Community Calendar 5A
Outdoors 14 A
Health 9A
Leenask 13.-\
Obituaries 5A
Regional Crime 4A
School 11A
Vie \\ points 2-3A


"The church is not into prosecuting people," Pastor C

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The. word "embezzlement" conjures
up visions of white collar criminals in bil-.
lion-dollar corporations. Embezzlement
is not usually a word heard in a Bible belt
Baptist church. '
Clyde Larrabee, Pastor of the First
Baptist Church of Madison, said that the
church's finance committee had con-
firmed that $53,000 (more or less) of the
church's funds had been embezzled. He
noted that the number was presented to
the church at a business meeting on Sun-.
day evening, July 16.
Larrabee declined to comment on
whether or -not the church would pursue
charges against the person who allegedly
stole the funds.

Sonny Arnold,



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.lyde Larrabee said.
Lhrrabee also declined' to. identify
who was the church's treasurer.
This reporter spoke to a number of
other members ofithe church, who wished
to remain anonymous for various reasons.
All fingers pointed to Sonny Arnold, who
had been .the. treasurer of the church for
over 10 years,
One source said that Sonny Arnold
had resigned'his position and that Son-
ny's wife, Frances Arnold, had resigned
her kiniuator',' powers on the church's ac-
count after the finance committee had re-
ported the money missing. .
The informant said that she felt the
church trustees and -the church finance
committee were wrong when they had not
pursued criminal charges against Sonny
Please see Embezzled, Page 4A

- Have you seen two-
dollar bills around town?
If you have, you have
probably seen the eco-
nomic impact that Madi-
son County Memorial
Hospital is having on the
' community, according to
David Abercrombie,
MCMH CEO. Last Friday,
July 28, one-fourth of all
the hospital employees
were paid off in two-dol-
lar bills. Abercrombie is
pictured with a total of
$28,000, all in two-dollar

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Seeks Candidacy
Madison School
Board Member,
District 1

Ronnie Ragans
Ronnie Ragans has an-
nounced his desire to be a pub-.
lic servant for the citizens of
. Madison County by qualifying
,on July 20, 2006 for the office
of Madison County School
Board Member District One.
His past experiences and
loyalty to Madison County
make him the .best choice for
this important position. His ex-
perience includes eight years
as a school board member,
-three years as a school, bus dri-
ver, twenty years as a private
business owner and operator,
husband of a veterans teacher
and father of two college.at-
tending daughters.
Ronnie is. known to be a
honest, hard working, trust-
worthy life-long citizen of
Madison County. He has al-
ways desired the best for all
the people of Madison County.
'Ronnie believes strongly that
all students, employees and
citizens should-have the best
educational opportunities and
Ronnie promises to be
* fair, humble and professional
as he represents the students,
employees and citizens of
Madison County. He is a per-
son that will help to insure that
checks and balances are ap-
plied to decisions made by the
.District School Board.
The school board -mem-
bers must find ways to make
teaching and other school re-
lated positions a satisfying ex-
perience and career for their
many dedicated school em-
Disciplining, for class-
room and school bus control,
is an area that needs attention.
Employee support for disci-
plining should be complete
and uncompromising from the
administration and school
board members.
If you.desire a honest and
fair voice to represent District
One citizens on your Madison
County School Board, .please
vote for Ronnie Ragans on
September. 2006.
Political advertisement
paid for and.approved by Ron-
nie Ragans, non-partisan can-
didate, for Madison County
School Board District 1.


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Downburst Causes Damage In Cherry Lake

(Photos Courtesy of Action Photos, July 29, 2006)
The National Weather Service reported that a storm inCfierry Lake on Saturday has been classified as
a "downburst" and not as a tornado. The storm had strong winds, which couldn't be measured because
the storm was so brief. Trees were knocked down and tin was peeled back on roofs in the area. Shown
above are scenes of some of the damage.

Hospital Pays Employees Off In Two-Dollar Bills



Now Available
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Letters to the Editor are typed word for word,

comma for comma, as sent to this newspaper..

Family: Four children, three nieces and four.
nephews .
Occupation: Full-time Registered Nurse student at
NFCC and Licensed-Practical Nurse, for the Florida De-
partnient of Corrections
Spare time: Reading and spending time with chil-
dren. .
Favorite place to travel; Camping at the Spirit of
the Suwannee

Why Are Madison

County Residents

Fussing Over Wal-Mart?
I'm amazed at how Madison County residents are fussing
about Walmart coming to your area. You all should be working
together to build a brighter community for future generations of
Madison residents. Everyone fusses about Walmart increasing
the poverty rate. However, no one looks.at.the oil companies
and high medical care costs driving people into poverty.
Everyday, people make decisions about buying medicine or
food to keep their families. going.. As a former resident,.I left
Madison making just above minimum wage as a nurse aide.
Jobs that paid well' were hard to come by in Madison County.
That was in 1995, and the last time I visited in 2005, it didn't
look like things, had changed all that much. . .
Madison has .-had many opportunities for industry and
growth to come .to Madison. Once again, you read about some-
one being scared of what it might do to their business.. Instead,
you should be concerned about the future welfare of future gen-
erations. You want people off the streets, out of drugs, crime,
etc; then you have to be willing to create positive incentives. It
starts with the leaders of. a comnunit .: By the way, we serve, a
great big God who is able to take care of all our needs, includ-
ing the small businesses. .
Stop bickering and begin working to save Madison county.
T. nk You.
: Angela Cherry

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"Smithfield: They Came,

They Lied, They're Leaving"
."Integrity is the key to our success; therefore, all our
processes, decisions, and actions are, driven by honesty and cred-.
ibility." This is a quote from a poster, at Smithfield. We walk by
this poster on our way to our lines everyday. Yet in our minds we
know that nothing could be further from the truth. It is clear .to
us that Smithfield only intended to operate this plant .until their
new "K-2" plant was completed in Kingston, North Carolina.
First of all it is a clear fact that if I purchase a car from you
that has an oil leak and I fail to fix that leak, I will have the same
problems with that car as you had. Smithfield bought this plant.
and all of it's problems from Winn-Dixie in September 2004 for
one reason. At that time they needed help in meeting the needs
of their customers. They knew that long term help. was coming
soon, but here was a chance to do what they do best. Purchase a
facility before the competition, use the community for short
term needs and then. with about as much heart as one of their
'hams, close .the facility leaving the community devastated and
the competition. one plant' short..And they call that integrity!
Joseph W. Luter IV, President of Smithfield Packing said, and I.
quote, "We acquired the Madison facility if September 2004;and
have struggled to run it efficiently 'or profitably from the. very
beggining.'" A more honest statement would be that they have:
done nothing to help it run efficiently from the very beggining.'
Many of the lines at Smithfield have worn out or .outdated
parts. They promised new lines. They never delivered.. Mainte-
nance men were forced to create 'ways to make lines run instead
of being given the proper equipment to repair them, We were

paid less, yet they demanded
more. One official at the plant
recently admitted that we got
products that other plants did-
n't want. A visitor from .an-
other Smithfield facility once
said that .we were working in
the stone age. Tim Seely, Sr.
.VP of Smithfield Packing said
that every time they brought in
a new product, we failed to-
run it efficiently. New .prod-
uct, same worn out line. Go
/Sminhfield sent in products
"' that %te had never seen. Their
system differs from that of
Winn-Dixie. Yet they- sent no
one to help us learn. We strug-
gled to learn on our own. Yes,
we made mistakes. But we
fought to get it right: We
fought cut.'wages, we fought
worn. out lines, we fought bad.
products, we even fought
employee shortages. We
worked long hours and .most
of us became dedicated to do-
ing the job. We might have
been successful except for one
fact, we could not fight Smith-
field. This is what they came.
to. Madison for. Another
poster at'Smithfield reads "as
a company and as individuals
we accept full responsibility .
of. our performance and stand
accountable .for the .outcome
of all our actions." Smithfield
is proud of. devastating small
Plain and simple, they don't
care. And now they have the
nerve to offer us $500 and one
week's motel lodging if we
leave the town we love so
much and follow them to
North Carolina,' Virginia, or
'Plant City. A cheap price to
follow the devil. This road
may seem golden to some but
I assure you it leads to hell. If
Smithfield had taken some of
that money and put in to up-
dating this plant we might
have been more. successful.
But why would they?. They
were against us all along. But
this is Madison, we will sur-
vive. I just hope we remember
Smithfield when we go shop-
.ping. Don't buy the devil's
meat. It's made with lies.
Terry L. Martin

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Letters To The Editor

Wednesday, August 2, 2006


Madison County Carrier 3A


Lee Limelight
Jacob Bembry

National Security
Joe Boyles
Guest Columnist

Tragedy Befalls Former Lee Resident
Condolences 'are extended to the family of Loretta Lynn
Roberts, who was found dead in Austin, Texas last Monday. An
investigation is still ongoing, concerning her death. The family
said that she will be cremated in Texas and that her remains will
be shipped. here and a memorial service will be held for her. De-
tails on the memorial service will be announced soon.
Condolences are also extended to the family of Felton Al-
mand, who died at home this past weekend.
Please remember Sherry Carter in your prayers. She will be
undergoing surgery on Wednesday.
Also, please remember Joey Bowers in your prayer. The 25-,
year-old son of Shirley Home has been diagnosed with a brain
Also, remember Gail Carter in your prayers. She is recov-.
ering from knee surgery.
A skeet shoot will be held Saturday, August 5, at the home
of Wally and Vonnie Davis, on Rocky Ford Road, north of
Madison, 'six miles from Highway 145. The shoot will raise
funds for Crystal Famell, who needs a kidney transplant.
A fundraising dinner will be held for Crystal on August 19..
Details. for the dinner, which will feature an auction and other
things, are still in the works. I will keep you posted on the plans.
A peanut boil will be held Saturday, August 5, at Midway
Church of God, beginning at 6 p.m. The Singing Reflectsons
will be the. special musical guests at the outdoor sing. An offer-
ing will be received.during the sing for the grandson of Virginia
Johnson. The infant has cancer of the eye and has to undergo
treatments in Miami. -
Happy birthday wishes are extended to Larry Flowers, on
Thursday, August 3.
Belated birthday wishes are extended to Samantha Phillips,
who celebrated her big day on Tuesday, August 1.
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


We Hope Your

Umbrella Is Working
Our umbrella has had a workout these past few days.
Messy, but certainly welcome, weather.. Not only the rain, but
the cooling effect. Enjoy while you can.
'If you were anywhere near Jellystone Park Saturday night,
you got caught up in the luau, complete with ladies in colorful
dresses and flowers in their hair. Everybody .danced the hula,
then they danced the Bus Stop. A good time was had.
The Fifth Sunday Sing at Unity Sunday night was good, as
always. Those who braved the rain feasted on good old-fashi-
ioned music and wonderful goodies afterward.
Wayne and Anna Albertson 'have been on the road again.
They were collecting their daughters from Kentucky, where the
children had their late summer visit with relatives.
Mary Blackmon and Emy Howerton spent a few days in
Jacksonville with children and grands. When they came back,.
they brought Mimi (Colin and Vickie Howerton's daughter) and
the baby for a hometown visit. What a happy crowd!
We've got birthdays. Being out of town, we missed the cel-
ebration of Paul Webb, Jr. He turned 17 (already) on July 28.
Frances and Tony Hughey are delighted with the most re-
cent addition to their family little Catherine Blair Hickey, born.
to Robyn and.Steve Hickey July 8. Gatepost good wishes to
this family.
This week's celebrants include Jimmy Roebuck, August 3;
Dorothy Davis, Jackie Gibson, and Jenny Andrews, Aug. 4;
Dionne Davis, Aug. 5; Glenda Jones and our esteemed cousin,
Rick Herndon, Aug. 6;, Nekedra Brooks, David Cashwell, and
the talented Michelle Pulliam, Aug, 8; and Dallas Choice, Yea-
gard Brinson, the right reverend Charlie Peck, and fishing fa-
natic Roger Gibson, Aug. 9. We wish every one of you a won-
derful day of fun.
Picket Fence Pride: a beautifully plowed field on Dusty
Miller Road about two miles from Hwy. 146. We understand
that Jamie Harris harrowed that field; what an artist! It just
makes you want to break out in thanksgiving psalms.
Let's pray for Ruth Herndon, who has been quite ill.
Let's add Leon Brown to our prayer list; he is in the hospi-
tal in Tallahassee. We extend our sympathy to Sonny Rollins in
the death of his mother.
Our condolences to the family of Sarah Fraleigh in their
time of mourning. This gentle and caring lady will be missed.
Our sympathies go out to the family of Hazel Plant in the
period of grief. She was an important part' of our community.
Get ready school is headed our way. Teachers go back this
week, Open House at Central School on Monday evening, Au-
gust 7, and all students return on Wednesday, August 9. Adjust
your driving accordingly.
Send your news bits to javvag@hotmail.com, call (850).
973-4141 or 973-3820 (you can leave a message there), or drop
a note by the Greene Publishing Building off Hwy. 53 S.
Meet you at the gatepost next week.

Name: Deloris Wilson
Family: Husband, Bennie, two chil-
dren and two grandchildren
Residence: Jasper
Title: Charge Nurse.
Main responsibility: Supervise
: nurses, IV meds, taking doctor or-
ders and more
Spare time: Riding four wheelers,
reading and playing with my grandchildren ..

Name: Mickey Bradley
Family: Sister-in-law, Connie; moth-
er, Agnus and two children
Residence: Madison .
Title: Licensed Practical Nurse -
Main responsibility: Patient care
Spare time: Horses, cows, '-
dogs...anything that has to do with an- H
imals! .
Name: Marcid Bass '
S.Family: Husband, Donnie and a 20-
S mnth-old son
.',, Residence: Madison t
"'Mi K.;;.' 7 .' ^ Title: Registered nurse in the emer-,
4 .. .. agency room
Main responsibility: Deal with emer-
gency patient care.
Spare time: Building a house and
spending time with my family
Name: Karla Hanners
Family: Husband, Keith, daughter,
Felicia, 22; daughter, 12, Chelsea; an
grandson,.Hadden, 2
Residence: Madison
Title: Monitor Tech/ Unit Secretary
Main responsibility: Monitoring
telemetry and handling doctor orders,
answering phones and anything at the/ t
front desk
'Spare time: Spending time with my' farnil. home
schooling m\ twel\e-\ear-old and bab-ysiting n\
grandson ......

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Established 1964
A weekly newspaper [USPS 324 800] designed for the express
reading pleasures., of the people of its circulation area, be they past, pre-
sent or future residents.
Published weekly by Greene Publishing, Inc., 1695 South State
Road 53, Madison, Florida 32340. Periodicals postage PAID at the Post
Office in Madison, Florida 32340.
POSTMASTER: Send address changes to MADISON COUNTY
CARRIER, P.O. Drawer 772, Madison, FL 32341-0772.
This newspaper reserves the right to reject any advertisement, news
matter, or subscriptions that, in the opinion of the management, will not
be for the best interest of the county and/or the owners of this newspaper,
and to investigate any advertisement submitted.
All photos given to Greene Publishing, Inc. for publication in this
newspaper must be picked up no later than 6 months from the date they are
dropped off. Greene Publishing, Inc. will not be responsible for photos
beyond said deadline.

Air Knights
I am drawn to books. When I enter a store and see a table
of books on sale, I go through them to see if anything attracts
my interest. During a recent trip to Sam's in Valdosta, the cov-
er of a book showing a World War I aviator standing next to his
Spad caught my eye. By Charles Woolley and Bill Crawford,
"Echoes of Eagles: A Son's Search for His Father and the Lega-
cy of America's First Fighter Pilots" was right up my alley.
This 2003 book tells of Charles Woolley (the father) and his
World War I service. Woolley was from Boston and Harvard.
He joined many other Ivy League men to volunteer for service
in France, even before America officially joined the war in April
1917. Initially, they went t9 serve as non-combatant ambulance
drivers but quickly, the lure of aviation attracted these young
The Wright Brother's first flight occurred in December
1903. Little more than ten years later, the First World War was
launched in August 1914. The .aircraft seemed like a novelty at
the start of the war, primarily relegated to reconnaissance, but
soon, machine guns were attached to the aircraft and crude.
bombers were developed these were the. roots of aerial war-
Three, years later, in 1917, the French were all but worn out,
bled white by, three years,of mass slaughter; whole divisions
mutinied in'the face of terrible leadership and pointless tactics.
Into the breach stepped the Americans. In a year's time, we sent
2 million fresh-faced young men to Europe to finish the job.
One of the war-time occupations that the Allies needed was
pilots. There were a lot of young men, many of ihem from
America's elite schools, N ho answ ered the call to become mod-
ern-day "knights of the. air," ready to just with their German
One of the first volunteers to learn to fly was Chas Wo olley.
Following basic and advanced pilot training, he was assigned to
the 95th Aero Squadron "Kicking Mules." The: 95th joined sis-
ter squadrons 94th and 27th to form the, 1st Pursuit Group. Sim-
ply put, their rnission was to shoot down enemy aircraft- air su-
Flying in open-cockpit French-built Nieuports and Spads
- little more than motorized kites, they roamed over the lines
formed bN four years of trench %warfare at 12CUnph and'5000 .
feel protecting other aircraft and-- ehin for the ,enemr.
When the3 met the German' Fokket ga. to tuist and
maneuver to get within firing range at the 6 o'clock position. It
\\as bruial high-adrenaline. close-in warfare that frequently
produced fatal casualties. One member of the. 95th to fall in the
summer of 1918' \\as 20 )ear-old Quentin Roosevelt, the
youngest son iof former president Theodore Roo'se ellt.
Author Woolley weaves together the story,of America's
first fighter pilots, not only as the\ fought in the skjes pver the
Western Front, but also as they coped with the pressure during
their off-duty time. Included in this tale are the exploits of
Woolley's contemporaries including the legendary aces Eddie
Rickenbacker and Raoul Lufbery.
About 20 years ago, I met two aces (achieved by shooting
down 5 enemy aircraft) from World War I: George Vaughn and
Douglas Campbell. Between them, they shot down 19 German
aircraft. At the time, both men were in their 90s; I'm sure they
are passed on now, along with all of their contemporaries. It
was a thrill for me to speak with them and share the lessons they
had learned so many yeats ago.
They climbed into their 1500 pound crates of wire, wood
and linen,, fired up their Hispano-Suiza engines, and climbed
into the air, changing airspeed for lift. Braving numbing tem-
peratures, they cocked their Vickers machine guns and strained
their eyes to spot tiny dots in the sky that grew in size to become
enemy aircraft. They watched the winds and positioned them-
selves above the enemy and into the sun before the attack.
Today, the 1st Fighter Wing is stationed at Langley AFB,
Virginia on the Chesapeake with the same three squadrons that
formed her core 90 years ago. For the last two decades, the 1st
has flown the F-15 Eagle but is now transitioning into our
,newest air superiority fighter, the F-22 Raptor. The United
States Air Force is the finest aviation arm of any nation on earth,
bar none. It all began in 1918 with knights of the air like
Charles Woolley.

Angela Rodgers vs. Frederick Lee Rodgers domestic in-
Green Tree Services vs. Ulysses L. Wilson other civil
Green Tree Services vs. Rosalind Robinson other civil
in re: Robert H. Holmes other domestic
Asia Wynn vs. PDQ Madison Heights, LLC other negli-
Teresa Monroe Garrett vs. Walton Randolph Garrett dis-
solution of marriage
Latoya Williams & DOR vs. Roger Jones support
Bell Tree Farm, Inc vs. Deborah Hargie mortgage fore-
American Express Travel Related Svcs. Co. vs. Kristina
Ledee contract


4A Madison County Carrier www.greenepublishing.com' Wednesday, August 2, 2006


RMadfison CimE


Two Charged With Battery

Two people were arrested
after an -altercation at a local
restaurant on Saturday, July
According to a Madison
Police Department report, Pa-
trolman Chris Cooks was dis-
patched to Food for Thought in
reference to a physical alterca-
tion. Upon his arrival, contact
was made with Meshayla Red-
ding, 24, and Elshanti Ivory,


Ivory, who made the com-
plaint, departed fomthe vehi- Meshayla Redding Elshanti Ilvory
plaint, departed from the vehi-
cle where he was sitting and pushed Redding.
Redding and Ivory were both arrested and transported to the Madison County Jail, where they
were charged with battery.

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phernalia in' the Rundberg
Lane and Interstate 35 area.
Roberts apparently lived in
the Rundberg Lane area,
which is an area of Austin
known for its high crime
Her daughter, Miranda

Pastor, of Lee, survives
.Roberts. Other survivors in-
clude her brothers, Bobby
and Joe Sealey; and'her sis-
ters, .Wanda' Sexton, Laura
Stark, Neva Lopez and An-
gela Mosier. Her parents,
Robert and Joanne Sealey,

Volusia Mah Gets 20 Years for Ecstasy Drug Ring Embezzled

Attorney General Charlie
Crist today announced that a
Volusia County man has been
sentenced to. 20 -years in
prison after pleading guilty
for his role in an Ecstasy traf-
ficking ring. Michael Joel
Lassiter, of Daytona. Beach,
was also ordered to- pay a
$50,000 fine for his role in the
drug ring, which manufac,
tured and distributed the drug
in Leon, Flagler and Volusia
Lassiter, 51, was arrested
last year after investigators

with a tri-county drug task
force discovered evidence that
he and four accomplices were
running an: Ecstasy lab. Fac-,
ing prosecution by Crist's Of-
fice of Statewide Prosecution,
Lassiter instead chose to enter
a guilty plea last month. .
"Drugs like Ecstasy bring
misery and harm wherever
they go," said Crist. "We will
do all we: can to stop those
who manufacture and sell this
poison in our communities."
At the time Lassiter and
his associates were arrested.

authorities seized more than
850 Ecstasy pills, worth ap-
proximately $17,000. The lab
was the third Ecstasy lab in
Florida to be shut down. In
June, Lassiter pled guilty to
trafficking in .more than 10
grams of- Methylene-
dioxymethamphetamine (Ec-
stasy), a. first-degree felony.
Two, of Lassiter's co-defen-
dants have already been sen-
tenced, and a third is awaiting
sentencing. The fourth co-de-
fendant, Lassiter's daughter,
is a'fupitive.

She said that the money
taken had come out of an ac-
count set up in the memory of
Edwin.B. Browning, Sr., a for-
mer. member of the church
who had served for years as
the Madison County School
Superintendent. The money
was placed in an account with
stock invested in Bank of
America, as well as high-
grade utilities stock. This ac-
count was set up to, allow
members of the church staff to
further their education.

She said, "I would hate to
have to stand before, my Mak-
er on Judgment Day and have
to answer for stealing His
Another church member
said that he also felt that
charges should be brought
against Arnold.
"I totally disagree with
the stance that it's not the
church's place to prosecute,"
he said, noting that a theft had
occurred. He said that there
was more money missing than
had been found, noting that it

cont from page 1A
preceded.her in death,
Richie Pastor, Miranda's
father and Roberts' 'ex-hus-
band; said that the body will
be cremated in Texas and re-
turned to Lee. A memorial
service will be planned for

cont from page 1A
was probably another $10,000
"That's just all that the fi-
nance committee found," he
This member said that
Arnold "borrowed from Peter
to pay Paul" by taking money
from the account set up to
honor Browning and later re-
placing it with money from
the church's main account..
A third member said that
there is no telling how much
money was actually stolen by
"I've seen the collection,
plate," he said. "I've passed it
on,. Sunday mornings myself.
TDhpre's no .elling,ho.gY nany
twenties, and fives and.. ones
that are in it."
Speaking of the fact that
the church has no checks and
balances, he said: "It's hard to.
believe, that a church with
grown sensible people, with
people in. the financial profes-
sion, would violate every gen-
eral accounting principle in
the world."
Several people in the legal
profession were contacted and
asked if it would be possible
for a member of the church to
file charges' against Arnold.
Assistant State Attorney
Ernie Page said that he saw no
reason why a "grieved party"
could not file the charges. He
did note, however, that they
would have to do more than
file the charges. He said -that
because someone makes an
accusation against someone
does not mean that there will
be a charge. He said that
someone in the church had
asked him that same question
and he told them the same
thing, and to also to check.
with the Florida Baptist Asso-
ciation office out of Jack-
sonville to see if there are any
bylaws within the Southern
Baptist Convention to prevent
charges being filed.by an indi-
vidual member of the church.
Page said that the charges
would have to be filed with ei-
ther the Madison Police De-
partment or the Madison
County Sheriff's Office.
This reporter contacted
Gene Stokes, President of the
Middle Florida Baptist Asso-
ciation. Stokes said that he
.knew of no bylaws in the
church that would prevent an
injured party from filing the
Another legal authority
said that he believed that any-
one, with personal knowledge
of the situation, who would
swear in court about the funds
embezzled, could bring
charges against Arnold.
At press time, no charges
have been filed against


Wednesday, August 2, 2006 www.greenepublishing.com Madison County Carrier 5A


_______ua CUNNNII KALiN0A



Mary Elizabeth Davis,
age 84, died July 28, at the
Madison Nursing Center in
Madison. She was born June
10, 1922 in Ft. Pierce, and was
a resident of Okeechobee for
65 years. She was a member of
the Church of God, and en-
joyed sewing and gardening.
She was preceded in death
by her husband, Alfred Jack-
son Davis.
She is survived by her son,
Larry M. Davis (Sally) of
Okeechobee; daughter, Nancy'
Ann Williams (Calvin) of
Madison; and seven grandchil-
dren. She is also survived by
her sisters, Inez Millard (EJ) of
Daytona, Delores Snow (Jack)
of Melbourne, Myra Hinton of
Easley, SC, Gloria Harkins of
Williston, and Nadine Vick of
Easley, SC.
Viewing was held on
Monday evening, July 31,
2006 from. 6 8 p.m. at The
Fountain of Life Church, 1302
S.W. 32 Street, Okeechobee.
Services were held Tuesday
morning, August 1, 2006 at 10
a.m. at The Fountain of Life
Church. Brother Joe Bishop
and Pastor Fred Hodges will
Interment followed at
Evergreen Cemetery.
All arrangements are un-
der the direction and care of
the Buxton Funeral Home and
Crematory. '


( Young
Harold W. Young, age 85,
died July 17, at his home in
He was born on April 30,
1920 in Camden, New Jersey.
He, attended Collingswood,
New Jersey, High School, and
was in the U.S. Army from
1940-1946 in China, Burma,
and India.
He married Lillian A.
Ressler in 1943, and attended
University of Idaho and gradu-
ated with a BS degree in
Agriculture. He also attended
the Ohio State University and
received a PHD in Horticulture
in 1957 and worked for Uni-
versity of Georgia, and the
University of Florida. He was
in research and extension for
improving fruit and vegeta-
He work overseas in Mo-
rocco, Indonesia, and Liberia
and traveled to more than 50
He is survived by, three
sons: Harold Young of Baton
Rouge, La; Frederick Young of
Greenville, and Peter Young of
Livermore, CA.; daughter,
Gretchen Young O'Brien of
Portland, Orgeon.
Donations may be made
to Big Bend Hospice, 1723
Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahas-
see, FL 32308, or American
Cancer Society, PO Box 87,
Nutley, NJ. 07110-0087.
He was preceded in death
b' his wife in 1997 .
No services are planned.



Phillips named her store Forever Friends because
she found her two best friends right here in Madison
County! (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jessalyn
Covell, July 28, 2006)
By Jessalyn Covell
Greene Publishing, Inc.
On Friday, July 28, Forever Friends opened for business at
129 SW Horry Ave. in Madison.
Forever Friends is owned by Selena Phillips.
Phillips' store offers any kind of Avon products imaginable
and all of her items are discounted.
In the future, she plans on adding Lia Sophia jewelry and
eventually scrap booking items to her line of products.
Another great thing about Forever Friends, residents can
walk in and pick out any type of Avon product and Phillips will
provide a basket to make your very own.
Phillips stated, "Madison needed a good, convenient gift
shop that is affordable and that has easy access to the public."
Forever Friends will be hosting an open house during Labor
Day weekend.
She has a wonderful family that includes her husband, Jed
Phillips, a son, J.W., who is 5 and twin girls, Georgia and Em-
mie who are three.
In Phillips spare time, she enjoys camping at Otter Springs
'and spending time with her family.


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Edward Felton Almand,
age 86, died Saturday, July 29,
at his home.
Funeral services will be
Thursday, August 3, 2006, at
11 a.m. at Lee First Baptist
Church, Lee, Florida, with.
burial at Lee Memorial Ceme-
The family, will receive
friends Wednesday, August 2,
2006 from 6-8 p.m. at Beggs
Funeral Home.
Donations may be made to'
Lee First Baptist Church
Building Fund, 8157 East US
Hwy 90, Lee, Florida 32059.
He was born in.Alma, Ba-
con County, Georgia. He
served in the Army from 1938
to 1944, part time in the South
Pacific. He worked as a cabi-
net maker in Atlanta, Georgia
and,. in 1946, started farming.
He moved to Lee, Florida in
1950 and raised tobacco, hogs,
cows, and hay.:
After retiring, he lived in
Steinhatchee, 'and later sold
and built a house in Lee in
1988, but still spent a lot of
time in Steinhatchee fishing.
He was a Member of Lee
First Baptist Church, Lee.
He is Survived by his
wife: Sarah Elizabeth Clark
Logan Almand of 37 years;
one son, Edward Felton Al-
mand, Jr. of Orlando; one
daughter, Frances Geraldine
Almand of Tampa. one grand-
daughter, Katherine Almand
Friedman Wilt, of Lakeland;
one grandson, David Sam
Friedman, one great grand-
daughter, Christiana Marie
Friedman; one great-grandson,
David Sam Friedman, Jr. both
of Tampa. Two step-daughters,
Linda Logan, of Qatar; Teresa
Logan, Tallahassee; one step-
son, Tim Logan, of Hawthorn.
two step-granddaughters,
Aubrey Elizabeth (Ellie) Lo-
gan-Terry, Washington, DC.,
and Callen Logan, Hawthorne;.
one step-grandson, Tim Logan
II of Hawthorne; one brother,
Charles Hubert Almand, Law-
erenceville, GA.; one sister
Nell Cobb, of Anniston, AL.
and a host of nieces, nephews,
and great nieces, and great
nephews and many friends.
He was preceded in death
by four-brothers and one sis-

August 5
Come and watch the
Generation of Excellence
Dance Team as they present
the 1st Annual Summer
Dance concert production.
The theme is "The Big
Night." Show time is at 5:00
p.m. This show will be held
at the Woman's Club of
Madison, located on Lake
Shore Drive. A five dollar
donation is requested. For
more information, call (850)
August 5
The Millinor Family Re-
union will be held at the
Madison Country Club from
10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
August 5
The Daughters of faith
are asking for youth and
adult choirs to come and ren-
der (2) selections, Aug' 5,
2006, 7:30 p.m. at the St.
James M.B church. God said:
"If I 'be lifted up from the
earth I'll draw all men unto
me." For more information
call Garrie Gavin at (850)
973-8115 or Debbie White at
(850) 253-8098.
August 5
The Madison County
School Board will be hosting
a Back-to-School Informa-
tion Fair at the Gazebo.
Event starts at 10:00 a.m. un-
til' Noon, all all parents and
enrolled students are invited.
August 6
Bible Deliverance
Church Will be having its
26th Homecoming, with spe-
cial guests, The Singing Re-
flections. Dinner will be
served follow \ ed by a concert.
For more information, please
contact Pastor Thomas Thig-
pen at 973-6596.
August 9'
Come to a Diabetes Sup-,
port Group at 11:15 a.m. to
learn how to "Be Wise About
Your Portion Size". Portion
Control is a key to healthy
nutrition. Come and learn
some new ideas. This event
will be held at the Senior Cit-
izens Council of Madison
which is located on 400 Rut-
ledge Street SW, Madison.
August 9
Tri, County Family
Health Care will be hosting a
Health Fair from 2-4 p.m. at
their Greenville location.
August 15
There will be an NFCC
Student Orientation (new and
transfer) at the Student Cen-
ter from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30
a.m. For more information:
850-973-1623 or email
August '16
Come and play "Food
Pyramid Bingo!" It's a low-
fat high-fun nutrition game!



Come See Us At Our New Location
Located On Harvey Greene Drive.

Mult hip 4 I ..at ish

Fish House

Slaughter House

973-9886 973-3655
We now accept:
VISA EBT and Food Stamps

You cofild even win a game
prize. You will learn proper
food serving sizes. Bring a
friend along with you. This
event will be held at the
Madison County Health De-
partment which is located on
218 SW Third Avenue from
11:00-11:45 a.m. For more
information call Bonnis Gob-
ar Mathis at (850) 342-0170.
Extension is 1301.
September 9
There will be a yard sale
held atthe Lee Volunteer Fire
Department. It will be $10.00
to rent a space. Donations are
also accepted for things to be
sold by the LVFD. For more
information call Carolyn
Bosse at 971-5573.
September 12 15
The New Home Baptist

Church will hold Revival
Services with Ben Glosson
at 7:00 p.m. each night.
Glosson is Pastor of the
Southside Baptist Church in
Hazlehurst, Georgia where
that Church has led their As-
sociation in Baptisms for
the last 18 .years. ,New
Home Baptist Church is lo-
cated at 1100 SW Moseley
Hall Road on Hwy 360.

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Madison County School Board, District 5
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Baby Boomers Need to Avoid
the "Legacy Gap"
Provided by Brad Bashaw, Edward Jones
If you are a baby boomer born between 1946 and
1963 and your.parents are still alive, you may want to talk
to them about an important subject: their plans for leaving a
legacy. Their thoughts on the subject might vary from
yours, so, to avoid misunderstandings that could lead to hurt
feelings and financial problems Nonu \\ill \%ant to make
sure no\\ that you are all "reading from the same script."
Of course, you may not be eagerly anticipating such a
conversation. If so, you .are not alone. Your fellow \ baby
boomers and their parents are not doing a good job dis-
cussing inheritances and other issues related to "legacies."
In fact, fewer than one in three families have actually had a
meaningful discussion on these matters, according to a
study by Allianz Life Insurance Co.
Once you have this conversation, you may be. surprised
at how .different your parents' attitudes are from yours.
Consider this: Nearly 40 percent of the elder generation
says it is very important to pass financial assets or real
estate to their children, but only 10 percent of baby boomers
feel the same, according to the Allianz study. So it's entire-
ly possible that your parents own some assets that they want
you to have and you might not even know about them.
And it is not "greedy" for you to inquire about these
assets. In the first place, your parents may feel strongly
about'leaving them to you. But just as importantly, if your
parents have not done proper estate planning, their assets
may not be distributed as they had intended. And unexpect-
ed inheritances may also result in unexpected tax burdens
for the recipients.
Consequently, you may want to encourage your parents
to work with an estate-planning professional to develop
appropriate legal documents, including the following:

*Will If your parents die intestate without a will -
their assets might be distributed by a court. This could lead
to a great deal of problems within your family.
*Living Trust Even if your parents have a will, their
assets may have to pass through probate which can be
time-consuming and .expensive. But with a properly estab-
lished living trust, their assets can pass directly to their ben-
eficiaries, without court interference, legal fees, lengthy
delays and public disclosure.
*Durable General Power of Attorney This docu-
ment allows your parents to appoint another person to con-
duct their business affairs if they become physically or
mentally incapacitated.

In addition, you will want to look over the beneficiary
designations on your parents' life insurance contracts and
qualified plans, such as 401(k)s and IRAs. It's especially
important to update these designations if remarriages and
stepchildren are part of your family picture.
Of course, it's not easy to manage the estate-planning
process. So, in addition to working with an attorney, you
and your parents may well want to consult with a tax advi-
sor to make sure everyone's interests are protected.
Do whatever you can to help your parents leave the
legacies they desire. You'll be doing them a great service -
and you could be taking a large burden off their minds.

Brad Bashaw
Investment Representative


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
Serving Individual Investors Since 1871



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Plan September Wedding i

Vewsome of Live Oak and
ome of Jennings announce
and approaching marriage
, Elizabeth Brooke, to' Wen-
nock of Pinetta, son of Mr
11 Hammock of Pinetta.
me graduated from Suwan-
a recent graduate from the
orida. She is presently em-
nivsrviti of Florida as a n u-

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',' 'IL/ .: Haummock graduated from Madi-
S on High iii1 ii a recent graduate from the
r ; ity' q' Florida. He is presently em-
p,., ) Iiv th Florida Department of Trans-
S; Pp,.'anta district II as an engineer
SThe ,, ~tc ding will take place Saturday,-
SSepint ,at 4:00'p.m., at First Baptist
Chuich of t iltie Springs. Reception tofol-
SO' / inll tt~li iwship hall.
S 1 ', i'l aI'tll invitations will be sent. All
St i / i l. I a titil ily are invited to attend.

Positive Christian Sir

Services To Madison Residents

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'/Skillcd Nurs.ing -/"24 Hour Security Service
,/Fitness Center ""Medical Staff-
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v/Cafteria/Caf6 -/Boating, Fishing, Tennis &
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/Artist Series ,/Private Custom Built Homes
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"'Paved, Lighted Streets

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(386) 658-5291 Toll free (800) 647-3353
I "Enjoy warm friendly neighbors in
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Call us today and experience the unique Village lifestyle
with a tour and a free overnight stay in our Village Lodge.

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Bilingual students encouraged to enroll.

For class times and locations
visit hrblock.com/taxcourses
or call 1-800-HRBLOCK.

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987 W. Base St.
Madison, FL 32340

Open House
Aug. 3, 6-Bpm

By Jessalyn Covell
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Positive Christian Singles (PCS) is a multi-denominational
community outreach program.
PCS is an independent, nonprofit, multicultural organization
that began in 1986, which serves singles all over north Florida and
south Georgia.
PCS meets a minimum of once a week.
Many other activities are planned throughout each month in-
cluding service projects, dances, movies, dinners, attending plays
and more.
In the month of July, PCS will be offering a karoke party,
Christmas in July, best mens legs contest, food 'n friends event, fun
'n friends event, divorce and dating support group and lots more.
For further information, please contact Idelle Dear at Posi-
tive_Christian_Singles@Yahoo.Com, (229) 242-3797 or visit
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FOR JULY 29- AUGUST 4, 2006




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County Road 53 One
way traffic at the 10 Mile Pond
Bridge and Sand Pond Creek
Bridge is controlled by a traf-
fic signal while the bridges are
replaced with concrete box
culverts. Speed limit is re-
duced at the bridges.
Temporary lane closures
at the Norton Creek Bridge as
materials are delivered to re-
build the bridge.
U.S. 90 Crews will be re-
painting the roadway lines be-
tween the Jefferson and
Suwannee county lines during
the week.
State Road 53 Crews
will be repainting the roadway
lines between Interstate 10 and
U.S. 90.
State Road 145 Crews
will be repainting the roadway
lines between U.S. 90 and the
Georgia line.

Positive Christian Sin-
gles offered a bachelor
dance party that was a
huge hit amongst every-
one present.

(Photo submitted)

N6,Ne Wheelcai
Ser ir*

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Power and
.. Manual
:,, Wheelchairs
'.; Battery
Tires, Bearings,
& Electrical
,' 4 Driver Hand
"b' Controls

We also install & repair lifts & ramps!

Call Jimmy Smith! 229-244-5261
Accepting Medicare, Medicaid and most major medical insurances.

Pet Day

Thurs. August 3

No Sitting Fee

Glc' Fflou Sh ots-.

Colonial Mall Valdosta
(next to Belk)

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Wednesday, August 2, 2006


Madison County Carrier 7A


' Steve and Robyn
Hickey are proud to an-
nounce the birth of their
daughter, Catherine
Blair Hickey.
1 "Cate" was born on
July 8, 2006 at the Na-
tional Naval Medic'al
Center in Bethesda,
She weighed seven
pounds and 15 ounces
and was 20 inches long.
Cate's maternal
grandparents are Robert
and Frances Hughey.
Her paternal, grandpar-
ents are Don and Car-
olyn Hickey.
The parents and baby
are doing well!


Army Pvt. Mark Willard has graduated from Basic Combat
Training at Fort Knox, Ky.
During the nine-week training period, the trainee received in-
struction in drill and ceremony, weapons, rifle marksmanship
bayonet training, chemical warfare, field training and tactical
exercises, armed and unarmed combat, military courtesy, mili-
tary justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, tradi-
tions, and core values.
He is the son of Henry Washington of Greenville.
Willard is a 2003 graduate of Madison County High School.

Audrey Wood is shown blowing out the candles on
her 97th birthday cake; her wish: "to make it to one
hundred:'." (Photo Submitted)

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Audrey Wood, right, is pictured with her daughter,
Dorothy, left, and Hughey Center owner Jenny Hendr-
ry, center. (Photo Submitted)
Residents of The Hughey Center enjoyed a birthday party
on Wednesday, July 26, celebrating the 97th birthday of Audrey
Hughey Wood.
Mrs. Wood is not only the oldest resident of the assisted liv-
ing facility, but is also its founder. Her parents, Drew and Cor-
nelia Hughey bought the property back in 1908, and lived there
until their deaths in, 1967.
Mrs. Wood returned to Madison from working in a mission
center in Austin, Texas, in 1961 to care for them in their old age.
She later remodeled and enlarged the old farm house in which
she grew up to accommodate other elderly residents. She named
what was then called an adult congregate care facility the "Hap-
py Rest Home," and operated it until her retirement in 1988 at
age 80.
. Her daughter, Dorothy, and son-in-law Phil Heard, then
owned and operated it until their retirement in 2003. They re-
named the home in honor of Mrs. Wood's parents, The Hughey
Memorial Personal Care Center. It is now owned and operated
by Jenny and Troy Hendry.

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Computer Repair
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883 Hwy. 90 West Madison
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Free Pickup And Delivery (10 Mile Radius)
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(850) 562-2962

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Center Features

Christmas In July

The staff and residents of MNC enjoyed them-
selves a,Merry Christmas time this July. Standing, left
to right are, Activities Director, Mattie Hackel, and As-
sistant, Alysia Loving. Sitting, left to right are, Ardella
Thomas, Mary Sheppard, and Annie Davis. (Greene
Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jessalyn Covell, July 25,
By Jessalyn Covell
Greene Publishing, Inc.
On Tuesday, July 25, the Madison Nursing Center decided
to feature Christmas in July.
It was a wonderful, idea and all of the residents and staff
thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
They sang Christmas carols, threw snowballs at Santa Claus
and ate delicious snow cones.
To top things off, each resident at Christmas in July signed
up for a prize and even received gifts that included socks, brush-
es and other-necessities.

Downtown Main Street


Blues In Bennie's Alley

This Weekend Friday, August 4th
Those who have discovered downtown Valdosta know that
it offers a wealth of unique shopping experiences, convenient
access to the city and county government, live theatre produc-
tions and a multitude of restaurants. This weekend downtown
Valdosta is also bringing the community several fun andc excit-
ing events.
Enjoy an evening of live music during Blues in Bennie's Al-
ley on Friday, August 4th from 6:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. in Bennie's
Alley, downtown Valdosta between McKey and Toombs Street.
The event will feature live music performed by The Original
Soul Trio and The Back Alley Band as well as local non-profit
organizations with information booths. The public can also par-
ticipate in a community art project.
On Friday, August 4 from 6:30 until 9 p.m., downtown busi-
nesses invite the community to First Friday. Every first Friday
night of the month downtown businesses stay open late and fea-
ture guest artists, free live music and other great entertainment.
Come to downtown to see what's new in the unique side of Val-
The aroma of grilled chicken, slabs of ribs and pulled pork
will fill the air of downtown Valdosta during the Annual 100
Black Men Barbecue Cook-off on Saturday, August 5 from 10
a.m. until 6 p.m. The event features the cook-off with plates be-
ing sold to the public following the competition, a 3-on-3 bas-
ketball tournament and live music.
Day and night in downtown is a fun, beautiful and vibrant
place to live, shop, work and play. Downtown Valdosta, it's a
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For more information, please call the Main Street Office at (229) 259-3577

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Madison County Carrier 9A

Tri-County Family Health
Care will hold a health fair fea-
turing free health screenings
and a tour of their facility, to
underscore the vital role of
community health centers,
which are in their 40th year of
caring for the nation's med-
ically undeserved arid unin-
sured. The event is part of a
week-long celebration of ratio-
nal Health Center Week 2006
Have yo entunddw
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From The Front Porch
Diane Sullivan
Guest Columnist
Pine Lake Nursing Home

As we grow older we are
uncertain as to what to expect,
because it is usually an unpopu-
lar subject. The media has been
having a field day with all of the
"look young, feel young," and
anti-aging products on the' mar-
ket. Our elder generation has a
great difficulty thinking about
their self, thinking about what
others think about them, or what
they should be. As we enter into
old age, it is very similar to en-
tering into puberty. As we move
from being a child to becoming a
teenager, our bodies and emo-
tions are in disorder. So as it is
with moving from being a pro-
ductive adult to becoming an el-
Becoming older is a cold
fact, muscles become weaker,
clothing doesn't fit, food won't
digest as before, sight isn't as
keen, hearing is dulled, chores
are exhausting, and forgetfulness
is a worry. The scary part is look-
ing in the mirror. All of us have
the image of what we look like
within our mind. For quite a
while, we have become used to
the face we saw in the mirror. As
time marches on, the face that

looks back at the elder is some-
one new.
Identity for the elder is a
challenge. Elders oftentimes.
wonder how in me world they
can feel "comfortable" in their
old bodies. They wonder where
"they are going" since they are
uncertain what shape they will
be in. They wonder if they will
be noticed, since most of their
spouses, friends, and comrades
are dwindling.
Of course it is a great diffi-
culty to enter into old- age. We
are unprepared' foi the expecta-
tions. Our generation has put so,
much emphasis on the make-
overs, the vitality, and the anti-
aging theory, they have com-
pletely overlooked .the. opportu-
nities for the elderly.
Entering into old age is a
wonderful gift of peace and.
serenity. It is a time for relaxing
and enjoying our beautiful world
around us. Giving us the time to
not only see the flowers, but to.
actually. "stop and smell the
I have always known that at
last I would take that road, 'But
yesterday I did not know that it
would be today.
-Unknown Author

Retreat Welcomes Wood,

Nfew Chiropractor

By Jessalyn Covell .
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Retreat Salon &
Wellness Center warmly
welcomed the newest addi-
tion :to their "wellness I
team", Mike Wood.
Wood is a licensed chi- lI
ropractor obtaining a Bache-
lor of Science degree and his
chiropractic degree from
Life University injuMarietta,
Georgia in December 2001.
Wood currently. has of- Mike Wood has re-
fices in Lake City and Liveto cently.agreed to serve
Oak called North Florida Madison residents as the
Chiropractic Center. He spe- newest chiropractor for
cializes in back-pain, The Retreat Salon and
headaches, auto injuries Cen- d. ellnessCenter''
ccer tsinsuranys from a.e.
'I- 5 p.m.take pride in giving
patientsthe best carelly and
helping them feel better..
am looking for%% ard to serv-.
ing Madison and helping
people sustain and maintain ....
healthy, happy times", stated .
Wood will be at The Re-
treat Salon & Wellness Cen-
ter. n Thursdays.from 9 a.m.
- 5 p.m. Appointments may
be made locally at 973- ,
3318. ..,

By Jessalyn Covell
Greene Publishing Inc.
Every year, 434,000 peo-
ple die of illnesses related to
their smoking. But smokers
are not the only ones whose
health can suffer. Their tobac-
co smoke in the air is called
en\ ironmental tobacco smoke
(ETS) or secondhand smoke.
Breathing it can be a hazard to
your health and to the health of
your child.
Secondhand smoke con-
tains smaller amounts of the'
same chemicals that harm
smokers. ETS is so harmful
that the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) has'
classified it as a "Group A"
carcinogen. "Group A" car-
cinogens are the .most toxic
substances known to cause
cancer in humans, also includ-
ing benzene, radon, and as-
Marielena Quintana,
MCMH Laboratory Medical
Technician stated, "Second
hand smoke kills thousands
each year. Many people do not
understand the whole issue of
second hand smoke. It causes
health problems with one's
teeth, voice, breath and skin."
The more often you are
around secondhand smoke, the
greater your risk -for health
problems. Each year it causes
about 3,000 lung cancer deaths
in U.S. adults who do -not
smoke. Secondhand smoke in-
creases the non-smoker's risk
for heart disease and makes
worse the symptoms of adults
already suffering from astlfma,
allergies, or bronchitis.
Children are usually inno-
cent victims that sometimes
have no choice to be around
second hand smoke. Among
infants to 18-. months of age,
secondhand smoke is associat-
ed with as many as 300,000
cases of bronchitis and pneu-
monia each year. It also in-
creases the chances for middle
ear problems, causes coughing
and wheezing, and worsens
asthma conditions.
MCMH Charge Nurse,
Marjorie Donaldson comment-
ed, "Second hand smoke puts
pollutants in the air. People
who are subjected to second
hand smoke are more immune
to germs. Smokers may not re-
alize the significance of smok-
ing and the affect it has on oth-
ers' health."

(August 6-12), to recognize
the achievements of health
centers which provide the fam-
ily doctor to 15 million people,
in more than 3,600 communi-
ties across the nation
Tri-County Family Health
Care is one of eight service
sites 6of North Florida Medical
Centers, Inc., in the communi-
ties of Greenville, Eastpoint,
Panacea, Wewahitchka, Quin-
cy, Mayo, Cross City, and Per-
A proclamation from the.
Madison County Board of
County Commissioners honor-
ing, this week, will be present-
ed by Alan Cherry, County
Manager, to Dr. Elizabeth
Hengstebeck, D.O., and Linda
Donaldson, Center Manager.

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Health Center To Hold Health Fair
For National Health Center Week

10A Madison County Carrier


Wednesday, August 2, 2006

Move over, kids!

It's Bac<-to-School

shopping time!

Plus Tax Free* August 3-6!

Make going back to school a --
little more fun with a trip to
Lake Park Outlets and save on
Polo Ralph Lauren, Gap Outlet,
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Dogs Sportswear, Danskin and _i- .

No mall traffic. No parking

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What Should I Do Before

My Child Starts
I Before the school year begins, find out as Are te
much as you can about the school your child meet state ce
will attend. Schools-even. schools in the same For chi
district-can differ greatly., Don't rely only on What areas a
information about a school from other par-
ents-their child might have different needs --
and expectations from a school than yours. .f /'/
Ask the school principal for a
school handbook. This will answer -
many questions that will arise
over the year. If your school does- .
n't have a handbook, ask the
principal and teachers ques- ce
tions such as the following:
What teaching meth-
ods and materials are used? -
Are the methods used to teach ,
reading and math based on --- --
scientific evidence about L
what works best? Are science -
and social studies materials up to date? ulations,
How much time is spent on each subject Talk w
such as reading, math, science and history? Let he
How does the school measure student learning are
progress? What tests does it use? Children
Does the school meet state standards and school when
guidelines? families valt

achers highly qualified? Do they
certification requirements?
idren beginning kindergarten, ask:
are emphasized in the kindergarten
program? How focused is it on
academic instruction?
If you have not seen
it, ask to look at the school's
/report card. These report
cards show how your school
compares to others in the district
and indicate how well. it is suc-
Find out if the school has a
Web site and, if so, get the ad-
:dress.. School Web sites can
provide you with ready access
to all kinds of information -
schedules of events, names of
people to contact, rules and reg-
and so forth.
ith your child about school.
r know that you think school and
i develop positive attitudes toward
a they see that, their parents and
ie education.

Wednesday, August 2, 2006



Madison County Carrier 11A

Bright Futures Scholars Can Now Attend NFCC Tuition Free!

New Florida Law
According to prelinunar)
numbers, effects of the new
law increasing reimbursement
to 100-percent for Bright Fu-
tures Medallion scholars is al-
ready being felt at North Flori-
da Community College. Fi-
nancial aid personnel report
that 88 students have enrolled
at NFCC for the fall term tak-
ing advantage of the increase.
This compares to a total 132
Bright Futures Medallion
scholars for both fall and
spring terms last year. With
another month to go before
classes begin Wed., Aug. 23rd;
the college expects the num-
ber to easily top 100 for the

School starts soon and
we'd love your support! The
Madison County School
Board and Superintendent are
committed to engaging our
entire cnommunmt% to work
with us as collaborative part-
ners for continuous impiove-
ment of our schools. We rec-
ognize that "it takes an entire
village to raise a child" and
we request your support and
participation as %e host our

Offers 100 Percent
fall term alone. The 100-per-
cent scholarship applies to
degree-seeking Medallion
award students.
According to Peggy Har-
ris, Financial Aid Specialist,
some students who had
planned to go to universities
this fall have changed their
minds to take advantage of
the 100-percent reimburse-
ment now being offered.
The legislation, which
became effective July 1 and
was approved during the re-
cent 2006 Florida Legislative
session, enables Florida
Medallion Scholars eligible
high school graduates with a

School Inrformation Fair to be
held on Saturday. August 5,
2006. dow ntown at the Madi-
son Counti Gazebo and Park.
from 10(:00 A.M., until 12:00
Thi:, is a T.E.A.M ef-
fort...Together, everyone
achiexesl MORE'!
There will be lots of use-
ful first-week-of-school in-
formation for everyone.

Scholarships For Degree-Seeking Students at Florida Community Colleges

3.0 grade point average to
receive free tuition and fees
if they attend a Florida public
community college and en-
roll in courses tow ard an as-
sociate degree.
In years past. MNedallion
scholarships covered 75-per-
cent of tuition and fees. The
new law benefits both current
and new academic Medallion
scholars. Current academic
Medallion scholars with a
2.75 GPA at NFCC will re-
ceive the 100-percent reim-
bursement for tuition and
fees. A 75-percent reimburse-
ment for tuition and books is
in place for Medallion voca-

tional students attending
community colleges.
The new law is also a
boost to community colleges.
Previously. Bright Futures
scholarships paid 75-percent
of tuition for Medallion
scholars w% whether the) attend-
ed a community college or
state university. Now com-
munity colleges are offering
100-percent reimbursements
and Medallion students have
a greater incentive to enroll
at NFCC.
These students can later
transfer to a state university
and finish their final two
years using the 75-percent

New NFCC Study
How do you spell college
success? "S.I." according to
students at North Florida
Community College. Students
are giving an A+ to the new
Supplemental Instruction.
(S.I.) project being offered
through the NFCC Student
Support Services. The pro-
gram is designed to help stu-
dents improve their study or-
ganization and class prepara-
tion skills.
S.I. sessions were offered
for the first time as a pilot pro--
ject during Spring Term 2006
with Algebra as the target sub-
ject. NFCC honor student
Meghan Harris led the ses-
sions under the supervision of
Elizabeth Gonzales, NFCC
Learning Resources Coordina-
/tor. The mean final course
/ grade for S.I. participants was
2.07 compared to 1.61 for
non-participant and S.I. stu-
dents had a lower percentage
of course drops, withdrawals
or failures 35.71% versus

This semester Gonzales is
leading summer S.I. sessions.
for Biology II. Sixty percent
of students enrolled in the bi-
ology course are attending the
sessions on a regular basis and
have good things to say about
the program.
"It does help," said NFCC
student Kalyela Josephs. "We
reiterate things I might have
missed in class. Sometimes
regular classes are fast paced
and the sessions break it down
so I understand a subject bet-
ter." Charlesetta. Gwenn
agrees, "I feel it has benefited
me with passing tests and has
given me more confidence in
handling the subject material."
The study sessions are of-
fered twice a week and help
students learn a systematic and

Bright Futures scholarship.
The Florida Bnright Fu-
tures Scholarship Program.
created in 1997 b\ the Flori-
da Legislature, is funded bN
the Florida Lottery. During
the 2004-05 award Near.
more than 130.000 Florida
students received funding for
a Florida Bright Futures
For information on
NFCC financial aid, contact
Nis. Peggy Harris by calling
973-1621 or email har-
risP@'nfcc. i(du or contact the
NFCC Foundation for other
scholarship opportunities at

Program Boosts
disciplined approach for pro-
cessing material assigned by
their professor. S.I. leaders,
who undergo special training,
integrate the review of lecture
notes, textbooks readings and
outside supplemental readings
along with offering students
new learning strategies.
For more information on
the Supplemental Instruction
program or other services of-
fered through NFCC Student
Support Services, contact Eliz-
abeth Gonzales at 973-9411 or
email GonzalesE@nfcc.edu.

NFCC students study-
ing before summer finals.
(Photo submitted)

Student Success

Elizabeth Gonzales
leads the Supplemental
Instruction project this
year at NFCC.



It's Never Too Late!

If you haven't quite made up your mind
about registering for fall classes at NFCC,
it's not too late: Call our friendly advisors for
how to get enrolled and start classes August
23rd, Day, evening, off-campus and online
courses. Two-year degrees or career training.

No North Florida Community College Fall Term 2006
Classes Begin Aug. 23
S850.973.1600 www.nfcc.edu



Georgia Sales Tax Holiday
Thursday, August 3rd-Sunday, August 6th
Enjoy tax free shopping on select back to school items, including clothing and supplies.
Stop by the Customer Service Desk for a complete listing of tax exempt items.

Enjoy EXTENDED MALL HOURS during the Sales Tax Holiday:
Thursday 10am-10pm Friday 10am-10pm
Saturday 8am-10pm Sunday 1 lam-6pm


%\ colonialian mdal aI Idosta corn

JC Penney Sears

Your donations of mone-
tary contributions, school
supplies, and door prizes for
parents, and/or food/snack
items would be greatly appre-
ciated. Your generosity will
be acknowledged in newslet-
ters, local newspapers, televi-
sion, and radio coverage. In-
terested persons may contact
Gwendolyn T. Hubbard at
973-5022, Ext. 225. or Tim
Sanders at 973-1500.

Deadline Nears For

R.N. Applications

Attention, candidates, for
NFCC's two-year RN pro-
gram. Officials of the regis-
tered nursing program at
NFCC announced that Ini-
tial applications for the asso-
ciate degree in nursing
(A.D.N.) class Jan. 2007 are
due Aug. 25, 2006.
After submitting the ini-
tial application, RN candi-.
dates have until December
2006 to complete five re-
quired pre-requisites to en-
sure continued eligibility
and final consideration of

their application.
pre-requisites are
the NFCC

listed on

www.nfcc.edu, keyword
HESI Study Guides are
available at the NFCC Book-
store (973-9439) for appli-
cants who have submitted
completed worksheets.
NFCC began its first
registered nursing class Jan-
uary 2006 with 24 students,
after receiving approval
from the Florida State Board
of Nursing. Director of the

GED prep classes


Mon-Thurs: 8:30 am-12:30 pm @ NFCC
Tues: 5-9 pm @ NFCC
Tues/Thurs: 6-9 pm @ Madison Co. Rec. Cntr


i Y .

Nursing student,
Tracey Gniewek, is in the
RN training program at
NFCC. (Photo submitted)
A.D.N. Program is Nita
For additional informa-
tion, candidates may also
contact Melody Foust,
A.D.N. program, by calling
973-1662 or mailing

NFCC Announces

Orientation Sessions

For Academic Students
The Student Services De-
partment of North Florida
Community College an-
nounced three sessions to ori-
ent new and transfer academic
students to the NFCC campus
before the fall term beginning
Wednesday, Aug. 23. Formal
orientation is required for first
time in college and transfer
students seeking a college de-
gree. Students may choose
from three sessions: Tuesday,
Aug. 15 at 8:30 a.m. or 11:30
a.m., or Tuesday, Aug. 22, at
8:30 a.m.. Student athletes
must attend the Aug. 22nd ses-
Planners say that this is an
opportunity for students unfa-
miliar with NFCC to learn
about the college experience,
take a campus tour, learn how
to register via the Internet, and
talk to academic advisors.
Parents are also invited to at-
For space reservations or
information, telephone Student
Services at 973-1623 or email


Information Fair To Be Held At The

Madison County Gazebo And Park

12A Madison County Carrier


Wednesday, August 2, 2006



out what's

inthe Clssifie

Excavating Work
Land Clearing, Ponds, Stump Re-
moval, Demolition, and Roads. No
Job Too Small. Free Estimates. Call
Paul Kinsley at 850,973-6326
Peacock's Landscaping
Lawn Irrigation
Drip Irrigation
Design & Free Estimates
(850) 973-2848

Covering all your insulation needs
Specializing in Fiberglass Blown
Ricky Edwards 850-253-3732
Cell: 850-673-9897
VICE NO COSTS! Send name
and address for free info to Jessie
James, 147 S.W. Owendale Ave.,
Greenville, Fl. 32331."

Wilkinson Warehouse Sale
3 Saturday, August 5
Doors Open 8 am-12 Noon
707 Gil Harbin Industrial Blvd.
Valdosta, GA. Call for direc-
tions: 800-633-2215

Yard Sale
Antiques & Collectibles
Unique Treasures
Friday 7/4 & Saturday 7/5
At The Old Aman Store In
Eridu on Highway 19.

Multi Family Yard Sale
Sat. August 5th 8 am ?
Maternity; kids & baby clothes;
toys; furniture; exercise equipment;
women's business & church
clothes. Hwy 90 East of Greenville
2 miles, look for basketball/tennis

September 9th Yard Sale
Lee Volunteer
Fire Department
$10 to rent a space
Donations are also being accept-
ed. for things to be sold by the
LVFD. Call Carolyn Bosse' at
971-5573 for more information.

Border Collie/ Lab Mix
Current on shots and have been de-
wormed. Absolutely adorable!.
Please call and come see 948-5482

Pageant/Prom Dress
Navy Blue, simple yet ele-
gant. Only $150. Call
Shannen 850-673-8686

Everything Must Go! 1301 NE
Routeman Rd, Madison. Fur Coats,
Suits, Dresses, Draperies, Exercise
Equip., Furniture, Mattress & Box
Springs, What-Nots, Hats, Shoes,
TV, Rugs & more 850-929-4726.



Advent Christian Village
Packing? Cambridge Manor 658-jobs (5627) REAL ESTATE
Apartments designed for Se- ,,, ,.

25 lbs. of


just $2

CROFIBER, Stain Resistant, Life-
time Warranty, Still in Crate, Can
Deliver. Sug. List $1250, Sell $475,
board, frame, dresser, mirror, chest,
nightstand. NEW in boxes, must
sell $550. 850-222-9879
BED Brand New Queen Orthope-
dic Pillow-Top Mattress Set. In
plastic, warranty, can deliver. $250.
MATTRESS: King Size Orthope-
dic 3 pc. Set. New, unopened
w/warranty. Sacrifice' $295. 850-

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
Toeken. Call 850-545-3677.


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

outhem Villas of

' C adison C apartments

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.
Mobile Home For Rent
2 bedroom; 1 1/2 bath; no kids; no
pets. $135 week includes electricity
but not propane. Deerwood Inn
Madison Campgrounds. 850-973-

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

Saturday August 12 10 a.m.
Property #1 111.36 ac.
SPonds Pasture *
Abundant Wildlife Beautiful Home

Saturday, August 12 at 2 p.m.
Property #2 122+ ac.
Pond Farmland Woodland
Directions: Property #1 : From Pavo travel Hwy 122 East to Hodges Road, turn
North and travel to English Rd. Turn right on English Rd and travel approximately 1
mile to property on left. Inspection: Open House on August 6th from 2-4 p.m. other
times by calling auction company for appointment. Property #2: From Quitman,
travel Troupeville Road approximately 4 miles to Reedy Creek Rd. turn North on
Reedy Creek Rd and follow signs to property. Look for signs,
Terms: 10% buyers premium on all sales. 20% down day of auction, balance due In
30 days at closing.
For More Information or Free Color Brochure
1-800-448-2074 or (229) 263-9202
^^^ \ email: margleburton@burtonrealtyandaucUon.com
on line brochure: www.burtonrealtyandauctlon.com-
Stephen F. Burton _
AAL AUOo.Oc.A Lic RE B oker/Auctioneer W
__GA 1548 AB 587 AU649 AL #1337 SC3580R

nior's and Disabled.. 1 & 2 bed-
rooms, HUD vouchers accepted
Call 850-973-3786 TTY Acs
Equal Housing Opportunity

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 1-10,
via SR 53 & SR 14. Will build to
suit teriant.
Call Tommy Greene

,"ea l Estate

& Tractor Services
Land Clearing, Ponds, Stump
Removal, Demolition, Roads,
Mowing, Discing, Box-Blading,
and Tilling.
No Job Too Small Free Estimates
Call Paul Kinsley

Four Star Hunt Camp, Virgin Tim-
ber, 8 Cabins, Huge Cookhouse, Ful-
ly Equipped Workshop w/3 Bays,
Tractor, Four Wheeler, Completely
Furnished, HVAC, I/M, Washer/Dry-
er, Satellite TV, No Expense Spared.
For saleby owner $1.75M. Madison
C..u r, "63-'634-3340

For sale, three bedroom, one and
one half bath doublewide, on one
half acre lot. Located on Hwy 53
North. Completely remodeled and
new appliances. $54,500. 386-963-

Trinity Materials is currently seek-
ing energetic, self-motivated indi-
viduals to join us at our Mayo, FL
Plant as:

Delivery Professionals

Must have a good driving record
and class A or B CDL

Trinity Materials offers excellent
benefits including Medical & Den-
tal, Short Term Disability, Long
Term Disability, Life Insurance,
401K & Vacation, F/T and Top pay.

If you want to be part of a
winning team, contact:
Jason Williams
9757 South 51 Hwy
Mayo, FL 32343
Phone: 850-575-8380
Instructional Coordinator of
Criminal Justice Program wanted
at North Florida Community 'Col-
lege. Partial Duties include: sched-
uling of instructors, courses and fa-
cilities; maintenance of records;
teach classes as needed; participate
in department and college activi-
ties. Qualifications: Hold or have
held Certification from CJSTC in
one or more fields and have a min-
imum of two years experience in
the field. Must have current certifi-
cation as CJSTC CMS instructor.
High Liabilities a plus. BA/BS De-
gree preferred. Entire job descrip-
tion on website.

Applications to, Director HR,
NFCC, 325 NW Turner Davis Dri-
ve, Madison, Florida 32340. Appli-
cation packet requires letter, re-
sume and application. Application
is available on website at
www.nfcc.edu. Applications must
be received by August 11, 2006.

FT position to work in a rural
health clinic with MD and PA; un-
restricted Florida License required.
Duties include on-call, weekend ro-
.tation, and back up for long-term
care residents. Benefits include
health, dental, life, disability, sav-
ings, AFLAC supplemental poli-
cies, access to onsite daycare and
fitness facilities. EOE; Drug Free
Workplace, Criminal background
checks required. Apply in person at
ACV Personnel Department Mon
thru Fri, 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.,
Carter Village Hall, 10680 Dowling
Park Dr, Dowling Park, FL; fax re-
sume to (386) 658-5160; or visit

Aucilla Christian Academy is
currently accepting applications for
a bus driver position. Must have (or
be willing to obtain) a CDL class B
with P and S endorsements. Also,
must be positive, Christian role
model. For more information or to
apply, please contact the school at
$$ AVON $$
Be your own Boss!
Earn 50%
Sell $500, earn $250
Starter Kit is only $10
Call Dorothy 973-3153

FT Maintenance Technician
Advent Christian Village
FT Maintenance Technician. High
school diploma or equivalent de-
sired. Valid Florida driver's license
as required. Competitive Benefits
include health, dental, life, disabil-
ity, savings, supplemental AFLAC
insurance; 403b retirement ac-
count; access to onsite daycare and
fitness facilities. EOE / Drug-Free
Workplace Criminal background
checks required. Apply in person at
ACV Personnel Department Mon
thru Fri from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00
p.m., Carter Village Hall, 10680
Dowling Park Dr. Dowling Park,
FL; fax resume/credentials to (386)
658-5160; or. visit www.ACVil-

Kountry Kitchen
Now Hiring Servers

Needed Full Time CNA's who
are friendly, hardworking and dedi-
cated to superior client care. All
shifts available. Apply in person at
Lake Park of Madison. 259 SW
Captain Brown Rd, Madison, FL.
Drivers & Contractors:
Home through the week!
Drop & Hook Loads!
Great Pay/Benefits!
CDL-A, 3yrs exp.
Instructional Coordinator of
Criminal Justice Program wanted
at North Florida Community Col-
lege. Partial Duties include:
scheduling of instructors, courses
and facilities; maintenance of
records; teach classes as needed;-,'
participate in department and col-
lege activities. Qualifications:
Hold or have held Certification
from CJSTC in one or more fields
and have a minimum of two years
experience in the field. Must have
current certification as CJSTC
CMS instructor. High Liabilities a
plus. BA/BS Degree preferred.
Entire job description on website.

Applications to, Director HR,
NFCC, 325 NW Turner Davis Dri-
ve, Madison, Florida 32340. Appli-
cation packet requires letter, re-
sume and application. Application
is available on website at
www.nfcc.edu. Applications must
be received by July 28, 2006. EOE

Publishing, In,

Reporter Needed
Must be a team player, able to han-
dle multiple tasks, and be able to
cover a variety of stories. Experi-
ence in writing/reporting preferred.
Must have an excellent knowledge
of English grammar and its proper
usage. Apply in person only at the
Madison County Carrier newspaper
office, located at 1695 South SR

buying or Seiling?
For 17 years experience

David Beasley

Burton Realty and Auction, Inc

800-448-2074 or 229-460-3980
Licensed in GA FL SC and Tenn

America's Number One
Lottery Club
A Perfect Job.Woik from home Part
Time earn Full Time PayCheck.
Training, Free Website. Positions
Needed "Team Captains", "And
You just found one!! Free Report.
Call 877-526-6957 Ad ID# H8681
Unitedstateslotterv. Us
AmeriGas Propane- Madison, FL
is currently accepting applications
for a Delivery/Representat. Candi-
date will be responsible for but not
limited to delivering propane to our
customers. Requirements include a
high school diploma (or equiva-
lent), a valid CDL with hazmat and
tanker endorsements, a great dri-
ving record and satisfactory com-
pletion of a DOT physical, drug test
and background check. We offer
competitive wages, medical & ddn-
tal benefits, 401K savings plan and
liberal vacation & holiday policy.
Drug free work environment. EOE.
Please fax resumes: Attention:
SSM (850) 973-2254.

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
you will enjoy this job. We're
fun, we're busy and work
best under pressure. If that
sounds like you,. 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 simply only
work because you're bored,
then please do not apply.

Holiday Inn Express
Now Hiring
Maintenance Person
Benefits, competitive pay, Great
working environment. Exp. a must!
Monday through Friday 8-5 850-
973-2020 Ask for Craig or Betty.





Just Give Us A Call
And Say Charge It!


This position is responsible for the
overall coordination, management,
and operation of the Madison
County Solid Waste, Recycling and
. Household Hazardous Waste Pro-
grams. This is a supervisory posi-
tion within the Madison County
.Public Works Department- and un-
der the direct supervision of the Di-
rector of Public Works. Additional
responsibilities include facilities
maintenance of the Closed Landfill
and Superfund Sites. Job duties in-
clude: keeping accurate records,
preparing Departmental reports, re-
search, develop, execute and moni-
tor all budgets assigned, perform
short and long range Solid Waste
and Recycling Program planning,
responsible for personnel within
the department, coordinate and
comply with rules and regulations
set forth by Dept. of Environmental
Protection, and be willing to obtain
all training and maintain certifica-
tions as required. Will perform any
other related work as may be as-
signed or required by the Board of
County Commissioners, County
Coordinator, and/or Director of-
Public Works. Qualifications in-
clude knowledge of solid waste/re-
cycling principles, laws and regula-
tions relating to landfill and solid
waste disposal, knowledge of prac-
tices of. supervision, methods of
compiling, organizing, and analyz-
ing data, knowledge of basic com-
puter and internet skills, ability to
implement employee safety pro-
grams, ability to prioritize work-
load, ability to communicate effec-
tively, ability to use problem 9olv-
ing techniques, Must have valid
driver's license, ability. Bachelor's
Degree preferred and 5 years mini-
mum administrative and superviso-
ry experience required. Applica-
tions and job description may be
picked up from the Madison Coun-
ty Board of County Commissioners
Administrative Office located in
the Court House Annex, 229 SW
Pinckney Street, Room 219, Madi-
son, Florida. For further questions
please contact Allen Cherry, Coun-
ty Coordinator at (850) 973-3179.
Application deadline is Monday,
August 14, 2006 @ 5:00 P.M.
Madison County is an Equal Op-
portunity Employer and a Drug
Free Workplace.

Staff Assistant wanted at North
Florida Community College, Madi-
son FL: Partial duties: Responsible
for providing secretarial, record
keeping and administrative assis-
tance. Qualifications include: HS
Diploma or GED with minimum of
two (2) years of clerical experience
required. Associate Degree or one
(1) year certificate in Office Ad-
ministration preferred. See Web
site for complete job description
and details.

Applications to, Director HR,
NFCC, 325 NW Turner Davis Dri-
ve, Madison, Florida 32340. Appli-
cation packet requires letter, re-
sume and application. Application
is available on website at
www.nfcc.edu. Applications must
be received by July 28, 2006. EOE

Full-Time RN Case Manager
RN/ Case Manager for home patient
care in Madison County. Current
Florida license as RN required.
Plus 2 -3 years med-surgery experi-
ence preferred.

Full-Time Home Health Aide
Required training for CNA & HHA
Certificate, Minimum of one (1)
year experience (preferably home
care), must demonstrate maturity,
caring, and gentle attitude toward
patient/caregivers, must have reli-
able transportation, must have valid
Florida driver's license & auto in-
surance, must be able to physically
access any home in Madison Coun-
Great benefit package!
Interested candidates can apply
in person or by faxing a resume
to (850) 575-6814 or
Apply on-line!
Smoke Free Workplace
To receive complete information
send a self addressed stamped en-
velope to:
Tywana Arno;d
147 Sw Owendale Ave.,
Greenville, FL 32331
CASE MANAGER wanted deal-
ing with at risk youths. Bachelors
Degree required. Related
MH/Criminology, organizational
skills & experience a must.
Fax resume to 386-755-1486


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14A Madison County Carrier


Wednesday, August 2, 2006:


Bowhunting Course Scheduled For
Annual Florida Bowhunters Jamboree

IM ._______

hat Benefit Skeet Shoot

(Crytl Farnell Kidney Transplant Fund)


Saturday, August 5, 2006 10:00 a.m.

Repatration opens at 9:00 amn.

W here:

Wally's Firing Range (Rocky Ford Road Madison,

w This youngster en-
joyedithe bowhunting
jamboree and learned-
Even the very young about basic bowmanship
can participate in the fun. skills.

Learn how to bow hunt, for free.
The course will be offered' from 8 a.m. to 5
p.m. Sept. 2 during the Florida
B6whunting Jamboree, at Citrus
Wildlife Management Area, con-
ducted by the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation. Commission's
(FWC) Hunter Safety section and the Florida
Bowhunters Council.
j This year's added attraction is the FWC's
Bowhunting Course, designed to meet the re-
quirements of some states that require National
Bowhunter Education Foundation (NBEF) certifi-
cation prior to purchasing a bowhunting license.
Participants can expect .to learn all aspects of
bowhunting including:
History of bowhunting.

Safe and responsible bowhunting
Know your bow and arrow
Preparing for the hunt
Shot placement and game re-
S Use of elevated stands and oth-
er techniques
Outdoor preparedness
Participants must bring all equip-,
i ment, including bow and arrows.
Students should pre-register for
the course by calling the FWC's Lake
City Regional Office at (386) 758-
0525. Students of all ages may partici-
For more information on the Jamboree, please
see www.floridabowhunters.org/.

Demonstrate Your Sharpshooter Skills
or just bring your chair and enjoy the fun.

General Information: Activities Scheduled:
No pre-registratim Skeet Shoot Competition (ages 12 and up)

No advanced ram ticket sales
All spectators wekome
No akoholic beverages allowed

Young Shooters Competition (ages 11 and under)
Raffle Drawing for a Savage .1 7-caliber Rifle
Concessions available

Skeet Shoot Competition Information:
* Ages 12and up
SRegister only on day of shootL
SEntry Fee: $20.00
Entry inudesx 1 round (25 shots) of shooting
Prizes awarded to best marksmen (Shoot-out in case of ties),
Bring your gun, ammo, and lawn chair.
o Ammunition will be available for purchase if needed.

Young Shooters Competition Information:
* Ages 11 and under
* Entry Fee: $5.00
* Entry includes: 1 round (10 shots) of shooting
* Guns and ammunition will be provided for this event.
* Prizes awarded to best marksmen.

for your support.

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Rates are published every Friday in The Madison Enterprise Recorder




STAT 145 Base St.ARM Madison, Florida (850)973-6641

l-- 145 E. Base St. Madison, Florida .(850) 973-6641


Bow hunters or all
ages enjoy the bowhunt-
ing jamboree.

Thank you