Madison County carrier
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Title: Madison County carrier
Portion of title: Carrier
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Tommy Greene
Place of Publication: Madison Fla
Creation Date: September 6, 2006
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Madison (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Madison County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Madison -- Madison
Coordinates: 30.466389 x -83.415278 ( Place of Publication )
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Aug. 5, 1964.
General Note: Co-publisher: Mary Ellen Greene.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 32, no. 15 (Nov. 22, 1995).
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Streak Broken
Page 9A


Rey Anna McGuire

Age: 14
DOB: 03/00/,1992
Sex: Femnaifle
Race: \\hie
Hair: Blonde
"" Eyes: Blue
Height: 5'6"
.4 Weight: 1'h
Right Ear L. 'be Pierced, Scars to left and right wrist.
Missing From: Lee
Missing Since: 09/04/2006
Details: Re, Anna McGuire was last seen at her aunt's
home in Lee late Sunday night (09/03/06). She
ma;. be in the company of Joshua Stephen ,
White. \W NI. age 18, driving an older model (.
Ni'san pickup % white in color.
Sgt. Art Deno
850-973-4001 .d

Blaze Burns Mobile Home

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(Greene Publishing. Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry. September 4. 2006)
A volunteer firefighter battles the blaze at a mobile home, belonging to Barbara
Miller. The fire was caused by a candle, which was left burning in the bathroom.

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A blaze ignited, burning a doublewide mo-
bile home in Greenville on Monday afternoon,
Sept. 4.
The cause of the fire, which occurred at
557 Northwest County Road 140, was a candle
that was left lit in the bathroom. The owner of
the property was listed as Early Lewis. The
i\\ ner >'t the trailer \' :,. Barbara M miller

2 Sections, 22 Pages
Around Nladison Co. 5-7A
Church Section C
Classifieds 13A
Community Calendar 5A
Football Contest SA,
Health 10-11A
Legals 15A
Obituaries 5A
School 12 A
Sports 9A
\Iew points 2-3A

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The occupant of the trailer was down the
,road at her mother's house when the fire erupt-
No one was injured in the blaze, which de-
stroyed the home.
The Greenville Volunteer Fire Department,
the, Sirmans Volunteer Fire Department, the
Hamburg-Lovett Volunteer Fire Department,
MadisonFire and Rescue and Madison County
EMS iesponded to, the scene

FDLE Urges Parents to Use

Florida's Sex Offender/

Predator Registry Web site
With the new school year back in session, the Florida De-
partment of Law Enforcement is urging parents to utilize the re-
sources found on the FDLE Sexual Offender/Predator Web site
as a way to be vigilant regarding offenders residing near their
homes or schools and near playgrounds, parks and after school
programs that their children attend.
"We have developed one of the most widely acclaimed and
used sex offender registries in the country," FDLE Commis-
sioner Gerald Bailey said. "The whole purpose behind this data-
base is to educate and inform the public. In this case, a better in-
formed public can increase the level of safety for the children of
our state."
On the Florida Sexual Offender/Predator Web site, www.fl-
sexoffender.net, parents can utilize a variety of tools to deter-
mine who lives in their neighborhood or near their child's
school. One tool is the Standard Search capability. By simply
putting in a name, city, county or zip code, users can view an of-
fender's flier and learn where that person resides, his or her
qualifying offense, court case number and other helpful infor-
Another useful tool for parents using the Web site is the
Neighborhood Search. This function allows users to enter any
address in Florida and search the registry for any sex offender or
predator with registered addresses within a one to five mile ra-
dius of the location entered by the user. Users can also choose to
Please see Sex Offenders, Page 3A

(Greene Publishing. Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, September 4. 2006)
Lee volunteer firefighters and rescue personnel help Reginald Epkins, who was
stabbed during an altercation, off the ambulance and take him to the helicopter.
By Jacob Bembry According to Madi-
Greene Publishing, Inc. son' County, Sheriff Pete
An altercation between .Bucher, Reginald Maurice
two men in the Lee School Epkins, 32, became involved
Trailer Park on 'Monday in an altercation- with Edwin
evening endedwith one man BBMcMullen, 39, in the Lee
receiving a puncture wound School Trailer Park. During
to the neck and being flown Reginald Edwin the altercation, Epkins was
by medical helicopter to the Maurice McMullen stabbed in the neck.
hospital in Tallahassee. Epkins Please see Stab. Page 3A

Four Arrested For Incident At Woman's Club
By Jacob Bembry -. a.m., two white females
Greene Publishing, Inc." went to the Woman's Club
Four people were arrest- and apologized for their hus-
ed on charges stemming band and son stealing from
from an incident at the the Woman's Club.
Woman's Club early Satur- The two women were re-
day morning, Sept. 2. ''portedly drunk, disorderly
According to a Madison E and belligerent at the time
RotterPolice Department report, Jerry Rotter and refused to comply with
according to witnesses, two ..- the officers. They were sub-
white males went into the sequently arrested for disor-
Woman's Club and stole derly intoxication and resist-
three bottles of wine and a ing arrest without violence
wedding cake. and transported to the coun-
Patrolman Brandon Ab- -ty jail.
bott and Sgt. William The women, who had orig-
Greene were dispatched to finally given their names
the scene. Margaret Phill p Keith Please see Woman's Club,
At approximately 1:15 Wilkerson Wilkerson Page 3A

MCHS Requires Everyone On

Campus To Use
By Jessalyn Covell
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Friday, Aug, 18, marked the first
time ever in Madison County High '
School's history that anyone oncampus,
whether it be a student, visitor, or volun-
teer, has to check out with the School .
CheckIN designated in the front office. 4
The system caught Sharon Fletcher's '
eye whenever she went to visit Lowndes '
County High School and she suggested it
to Principal Ben Killingsworth. He visit-
ed Lowndes County and decided that it
was beneficial to the Cowboys.
The system allows the school to
track their students' check-out times
more carefully -- especially those stu-
dents who have early dismissal.
It is not only more secure for stu-
dents, but parents also. (
In the past, everything was done by
hand, but this system is bringing the lat- visi
est technology to better track MCHS stu- new
Please see MCHS, Page 3A stu(

School ChecklN

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jessalyn Covell)
Assistant Principal, Willie Williams, shows
tors just how easy it is to use the brand
SchoolChecklN system that helps keeps
dents safe.

One Seriously Injured In Crash
By Jacob Bembry According to a Florida Highway Patrol re-
Greene Publishing, Inc. port, John A. Pator, 41, of Jacksonville, suf-
An accident occurred just over the Madi- fered serious injuries when his 1997 Ford Ex-
son County line, east of the Jefferson County plorer traveled eastbound in the inside lane on
boundary, on Monday, September 4, at Inter- Interstate 10.
state 10 in the Lamont area. Please see Crash, Page 3A


2A Madison County Carrier www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, September 6, 2006


With The Publisher

Mary Ellen Greene

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

Why Are Politics Involved With Medicine?

Sometimes, Life Gets Full and Busy, And,
It's Times Like This That You Just Want
To Get Away, Relax, And Breathe
.I have heard that Socrates once stood all day and night, pon-
dering some deep philosophical issue. This man was thought to
be a genius.
If he were alive today, and did that, he would be thought to
be "in the way."
I read once, in a book written by Martha Bolton entitled, "I
Think, Therefore I Have A Headache!" that most of us in to-
day's society don't have the patience for profound thinkers. We
don't care how deeply someone is contemplating the "meaning
of life," or if he or she is taking one milli-second too long to
move their foot from the brake pedal to the gas pedal after the
traffic light has turned green. Most everyone will start honking.,
It's not that we don't want people to think, we just don't want
them to hold up the flow of traffic to do it.
Is it any wonder, then, that deep philosophical thinkers
seem to be on the endangered species list?
The Husband and I get this way, too. In the newspaper
world, things don't just "move fast......." they "fly". fast.
It .seems like just yesterday that we were 24-years-old, and
"starting" in the news business. Actually, the date was Aug. 5,
1964, when we put out our "first" edition of the Madison Coun-
ty Carrier. We were young, energetic, excited about life, and we
enjoyed every minute we put into our business world, and our
And, because we moved fast, packed a lot of living into our
everyday lives, we have no regrets as we look back, unless it
were to "take better care of ourselves." (Here we are today,. at
67 years old, but we still have the hearts of 24-year olds.),
At this moment, we are at the newspaper office on Monday,
September 4, working....while the rest of the world is taking a
holiday and relaxing on "Labor Day."
The federal government didn't come to newspaper publish-
ers and ask, "What day would you like for us to make a holiday
throughout the year, so you, and your staff, can get off from
work and take it easy?"
Had they done that, we most definitely would not have cho-
sen a Monday!!! Man -- that's the busiest day of the' week for
those of us in the media. Coming in off a weekend, we have to
get the news, write the news, type the news....and get ready to
,,send it to press the'very'nevi morning, on Tuesday..'W\h\ Nould
Swe want a holiday on Monda. .
So, without our permission, the feds made Mondays holi-
days, and your buddies at news offices are all working.
Our daughter Emerald, now publisher, of the papers, told us
that she never knew people took off on holidays as she was
growing up. It wasn't until she met the "love of her life," her
husband Paul, and saw that his family actually celebrated holi-
days, that she realized that everyone didn't work on holidays.,
She did.
Her parents did.
Her siblings did.
And, the staff at the newspaper office always did.
Poor Lisa married into the family, and starting working
with us after marrying son William. She soon found out that she
no longer celebrated "Monday" holidays.
Our dependable, excellent staff that we have now know that
they have to work Mondays, or the paper won't get out on time
Tuesday. (And, with no newspapers out on time, salaries aren't
met.) We ponder sometimes, wondering, what would it be like
to take Mondays off?
First, there would be no newspapers to take to the post of-
fice to mail out on Tuesday afternoon, Secondly, we'd be an-
swering the telephones all day Wednesday as subscribers call-
ing in to say they didn't get their newspaper on time.
Because of that, here we are, Sept. 4, 2006, working and
trying to get the newspaper ready for press Tuesday. As you
read it, try to visualize that we were doing this work on Mon-
day, Sept. 4th, LABOR DAY......just for you!!!
The Husband and I took a few days off before Labor Day,
knowing it would probably be the last time we could do this for
.We had a chance to go over to St. George Island for a few
days, and we jumped at it. Now, there's a place Socrates would
have loved.
I'm afraid Socrates never would have survived today's
crowded schedules. There are too many meetings to go to, e-
mails that need answering, projects to work on, piano lessons,
soccer practices, gymnastics, dancing classes, places to go, and
school activities to attend.
We're all too busy with life to take any time to actually con-
template it.
Even the arts are affected by this "full-throttle speed" of
ours. If Auguste Rodin were commissioned to create his fa-
mous sculpture, "The Thinker," today, he probably couldn't do
it. No one would sit still long enough to pose for it.
And, even if someone did....the cell phone in his hand, and
the television remote in the other hand, would give the statue a
whole different look than it had long ago.
As The Husband and I sat on St. George Island looking at
the sea, not even talking....just relaxing....we weren't worrying
about what was happening overseas, or what buffet lines people
were standing in, or what hour rush traffic would be, or how
crowded the malls were, or even about Mondays..............
We were just sitting there.... looking at the waves, doing
"nutin" .... absolutely "nutin".... and this is what this column is
all about.....learning to not be the workaholics we thought was
necessary, but to just.......take a break, and "do nutin.'"
Labor Days can come and go, but the sound of the surf
splashing on the beach are in our memories forever.
"Nuff said...Bye for now...See 'ya.

These readers wonder how much truth we get on the actual
operation of MCMH. There has been a recent letter to the edi-
tor that has questioned the money being spent by the board of
directors and administration; what is really going there? Until
there is some respect and confidence in the administration of
MCMH, who is going to support funding for a new Hospital?

Robert & Deloris Beckhorn
& Fred DeGrasse

"Money Won't Buy A Place In Heaven"

I read in the newspaper about charges brought against Son-
ny Arnold. I'm against anyone taking anything without permis-
sion. But, would the First Baptist Church please put in the paper
of what sort of education that the money is suppose to be spent
for? What kind of mission work are you doing? Have you conT

sidered ST. JUDES hospital that cares for children who have
cancer, and with a few dollars, a cure may be found. Is the edu-
cation to help someone in need or to fattin' certain folks. Mon-
ey won't buy a place in heaven.
Robin Sparks

Gates Around Drop-Off Sites Aggravate Reader

Dear Editor,
I have been a resident of Madison, County my entire life
(with the exception of 2 years in Tallahassee for. college) and I
have always enjoyed the atmosphere and how hard our public
works department works to keep our community clean. But when
they added gates to the garbage drop off sites around the county
and imposed certain hours of operation it really aggravated me as
well as many others I know.
The problem' for me personally is that I have two jobs and
often don't,get home until well after nine in the evening. Sadly,
the dump sites are closed by that time and I have no choice but
to either search for another private dumping site. or let my
garbage pile up at my home. Obviously neither choice presents a
good outcome. With so few hours in the day to start with, spend-
ing time scouring the county for an open place to leave my trash'
is not how I wish to spend what I have left over after work. But
keeping bags of garbage in my home simply because the gates

are closed is not the best situation either.
I have shared my concern with a few friends and found out
that I am not the only one who feels this way. I have a buddy who
works out of town and is forced, like me,; to keep his garbage at
his house until the weekend when he can find time to get to the
dump at a time that is convenient for them, not us. He has relat-
ed to me on numerous occasions that he has been very tempted
to leave his pile of trash at the gates for them to find.
, But this is not the friendliest option, now is it?
Instead. i e are left to grumble about it to ourselves and won-
der if anyone else in this area feels the same.as us. I must admit
that I understand the reasons. the county sees fit to close these
sites,during certain hours, but the incont enience it causes is quite
a peril in our day to day lives. Maybe someone else out there has
a better option? Either way, I don't know what good it would do.
Concerned and Annoyed,
James Johnson

Mass Damage Done By Well Site Contractors

Years ago when cotton was king, corn or maybe tobacky
'is queen a'nd the farmer.-' best friend % as his mule, times were
hard. and share .croppers ;were few, however, everyone looked
forward to schools' turnout for the long summer vacation. In a
lot of cases there would be no vacation, just a lot of \ ork to be.
done in the fields, with the exception of perhaps a hour or two
in the late evening looking for a place to cool off. There was
such a place in Madison county, on the Withlacoochee. referred
to as BLUE SPRINGS, that had some of the coolest clearest \ a-
ter that a person would ever want to see.
I moved to Madison county in 1998 near the old river ferry
at Belleville known as River Bend, where I built a small fishing
pier, but even then I couldn't see upstream or downstream, so I
sold out and purchased a couple of lots at Blue Springs, from the
late David Catton, who at the time told me that COCA COLA
had just bought 4 lots in Spring Hammock off highway 6, for a
hundred thousand each. Each morning I would pass these 4 lots
on the way to my lots up the hill where I would bush axe for a
hour or two before taking a truck load of trash to the dump, SO,
I am well aware of the progress that was going on in regard to
the construction of the present abandoned well site.
Spring Hammock has all the earmarks, that it was to be a
gated community, nice wide asphalt entrance to the top of the

hill, to prevent erosion from rain and flooding along with all
properties joining each other,to the :Baptist Church with NO
recorded right of \ ay to the \% est. There are "t\ o" Blue Springs
Church roads, one private and one public, however the only
thing that they have in common, is: that they both end in the
same location. (the church parking lot) 'The church stands to
lose a large portion of their NWest property to a thorough fare
that was created years ago thorough the church property and is
probably due to the Grandfather law. Getting-back to the well
site that was probably written off as a bad investment for TAX
reasons, along with the protecting o concrete curbs, but what
about the damage that was done to the asphalt road in front of
the former well site?, I'm speaking' of the mass damage that was
done by the Well Site contractors loading and unloading their
bulldozers and other equipment over at least a two month peri-
od. .Who gets to write that off?, or does it finally make its way
to.court when some motorist becomes badly injured because of
someones negligence by not taking care of business in seeing
that the road was left in good condition as a tribute OR respect
to the property owners of Spring Hammock an other areas of

J. Erwin Hagan

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Why are politics involved with medicine? It seems that
when Doctor Julie Schendler disagreed with the administration
of MCMH (Madison County Memorial Hospital), and left the
hospital, they needed to "Get-Her-Out-of-Town." She is the
only Orthopedic doctor in town; is a very fine physician; and is
very respected and loved by her patients.
There should be an in-depth investigation to find who
caused this FALSE claim against a person that was just fine
while she agreed with every thing the MCMH administration
said. But once she disagreed, she is black- balled.

Wednesday, September 6, 2006


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Madison County Carrier 3A


Lee Limelight
Jacob Bembry

Hope You Had A

Happy Labor Day

Hope everyone enjoyed Labor Day weekend!
I would like to wish Willie Carter, Zack Floyd and Charles
Webb a happy birthday on Thursday, September 7.
Happy birthday wishes also go out to Sharon Quackenbush
and Tiffany Strickland, who celebrate their birthdays on Friday,
September 8.
Shan Wirick will celebrate his birthday on Sunday, Sep-
tember 11.
Edwina Ward and Rob Covell will celebrate their birthdays
on Tuesday, September 12.
Happy anniversary wishes go out to Bernie and Lorraine
Prunier on Friday, September 8.
I want to wish Russ Swope a belated happy birthday. He
celebrated last Wednesday, August 29.
That's all the news for this week. Have a great week and a
beautiful forever! My God bless each and everyone!


Madison Gatepost

Ginger Jarvis

We Hope You Had A Great

Holiday Around Town
A fabulous close to the summer with no rain and a light
breeze. How could we ask for more? Gatepost hopes your La-
bor Day was good and that you had some tasty food.
We enjoyed pork chops cooked and delivered by a dear
friend. Can't beat that, can you?
Gene and Dorothy Davis had a great, time. They had as
g 9es their granddaughter and gicit-grandson. Ti:e, "Cie -all
Tommy and Mary Ellen Greene spent a few days at the
beach. They came back all smiles, too. ,
Congratulations to Mike and Amanda Coe on the birth, of
little Brayden. We wish this.family lots of God's blessings.
Congrats to lovely Miss Shannen Combass. She placed as
first runner-up in yet another beauty contest.
Clara Barrett had company. Her daughter and son-in-law,
Susan and Buddy Dunn of Columbus, Ga., son Mira Barrett and
his wife Donnie of Portal, Ga., and grandson Don Jarvis of Sa-
vannah, Ga., all piled in for the weekend.
Give a big birthday salute to these people. Nacoya
Williams, September 9; Renada McFarland, Debbie Wethering-
ton, and Nekedra Brooks, Sept. 10; Kathleen Braswell, Sept. 11;
and Travon Haynes, Sept. 13. Gatepost good wishes to all of
Let's put T.J. Thomas on our prayer list.' He's recovering
from knee surgery.
Our condolences to the family of Jesse Kinard. This was ,a
,young man of courage.
We send our sympathy to the family of Mary Frances
Buchanan in their time of mourning her loss.
We extend condolences to the family of Bonnie Shadwick
as they grieve over her passing. Her interest and involvement in
church activities will be missed.
Our sympathy to the relatives of J. Paul Barrett in their pe-
riod of loss. As a preacher and pastor, he was a staunch man of
Next Wednesday, Sept. 13, the 55+ Club gears up for the
season. Lunch at noon at the Cooperative Ministries Center on
Hwy. 145. Rocky Springs Methodist will host. If you fit the age
requirements, you're invited.
Give Gatepost a call at 973-4141 or 973-3820 with news of
your new babies, vacations, or new neighbors. Email jaiv-
vag@hotmail.com, or leave a note at the Greene Publishing
Building on Hwy. 53 S.
Meet you at the gatepost next week.

W oman's Club cont from page IA
as Marcia Clark and Peggy Bickel, were identified as Hellen
Margaret Wilkerson, 31, and Elisabeth Rotter, 54.
After the two women were arrested, the officers were given
the identity of the two subjects who had allegedly committed the
Greene and Inv. Ben Ebberson responded to their residences
and arrested Jerry G. Rotter, 34, and Phillip Keith Wilkerson, 31.
Greene- said that the suspects denied stealing 'the wedding
cake but admitted to going into the Woman's Club and taking
cookies and pouring bleach on the floor.
The two men were arrested for grand theft.
Ebberson said that the cake was never recovered.

Selling Your Home or Land?
Place a classified ad in our
monthly Real Estate Guide.
The next Real Estate Guide will he published the first week of October
The deadline to place an ad is 4:00 pin on September 30, 2006.
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The Bank of New York -v- Laura Williams Mortgage
Marilyn Gallagher -v- Collen Gibson Domestic Injunction
Donna L. Simmons -v- Howard E. Simmons Dissolution
of Marriage
Dr. Aubrun L. Collier -v- Ian Cloyd Other Domestic
Tammy Salter -v- Charlie Richardson, mo, Etal Other
Dorothy Fead -v- Evelyn Baldwin Repeat Domestic In-,


cont from page LA

Epkins was flown to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital,
where he was stitched up, treated and released. The
Leon County Sheriff's Office picked him up on warrants
from Madison County. The warrants from Madison were
for violation of probation, possession of cocaine, felony
attempting to elude, possession of drug, paraphernalia
and driving while. licensed suspended.
McMullen was arrested for aggravated battery with.
a deadly weapon.
Lee First Responders, the Lee Volunteer Fire De-
partment, the Florida Department of Transportation and
the Madison County Sheriff's Office responded to the
The investigation is continuing.

Sex Offenders coan from page IA
map the addresses of 'the results of their Neighborhood Search
by clicking the "Map It" link below the address of each regis-
trant listing. More recently, the Web site made available vehicle
and vessel information attached to registered se\ offenders and
predators. B1I clicking on an offender's flier, parents can view
the tag number and vehicle description of cars or boats that are
registered to a particular offender.
Through the Public Safety Information Act of 1997, Florida
became the first state to list sexual offenders and predators on,
the Internet and to make the same information available through
a 24-hour/day hotline. The FDLE Sex Offender/Predator Reg-
istry houses, data on registered sex offenders and predators both
on and off probation, as well as those who have or. have had a
temporary or permanent residence in Florida at some time. Re-
cently, Parents .for Megan's Law, a national advocacy group,
gave FDLE's Sex. Offender/Predator Web site an A+ rating.
Florida wasthe only state in the nation to receive this prestigious
grade. In addition to offender information, the site also includes
safety tips, frequently asked questiQns and photos of alisconders.
Pienlts can learn more about FDLE's Sex Offender/Preda-
itor Web- site,: by :visiting ww%.t'lexoffendet.ne or calling .,he,
toll-free hotline at 1-888-357-7332.


cont from page IA

Additionally, students who would check out early had to visit the
front office and the attendance office. Now, there is only one stop before
leaving campus.
The system allows the staff to track visitors and volunteers. First time
visitors must bring their driver's license and the license will be scanned
against the offender database. If the visitor's name comes up on thb list that
the system uses to check the state of Florida's database, such as sexual of-
fenders, sexual predators and more, then the staff will receive an immedi-
ate warning. If the visitor is clear, then the system will easily print them a
If a visitor checks in one time and are clear for the state's database,
then afterwards they will remain in the school's system, but as a volunteer
so the process of checking in and out will be much quicker and easier.

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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.
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beyond said deadline.

Old Hickory
Recently when I was looking for something to read, I spot-
ted a book that I had previously overlooked: "Andrew Jackson
and the Course of the American Empire 1767-1821" by Robert
V. Remini (Harper Row,' 1977). A quick check on the internet
showed that this was the first of a 3-volume biography on Jack-
son written by Remini.
I decided to tackle this biography because I was curious
about Jackson's role in Florida's history. You might recall that
in recent years, Jacksonhas picked up a black eye from the po-
litically correct crowd who tend to rewrite history. Today Indi-
an fighters and slave owners are persona non grata which con-
stitute two strikes against Jackson. In recent years, his charac-
ter in the Springtime Tallahassee parade has proven controver-
I do not believe in judging anyone from an earlier age by
current mores and standards. Everyone deserves to be judged in
reference to the times they lived. Andrew Jackson was born just
before the American Revolution and died a couple of decades
before the Civil War. That is the context for his life.
Jackson was born into and raised in a very hard life. In fact,
we really don't know where he was born both of the Caroli-
nas claim him as a native son. Suffice it to say that he was born
in the border area between the two states not far from present
day Charlotte. By the time he was a young teenager, he was the
only member of his family to survive, disease and war having
claimed his mother, father, and siblings. He was captured and
imprisoned by the British in 1780;-to my knowledge, he is the
only president to have been a prisoner of war. That early expe-
rience left a lasting distaste for all things English.
With some schooling in his pocket, he read for the law
which is to say that he served as an apprentice for this profes-
sion. As a young man, he moved into the western stretches of
North Carolina arid was in the vanguard that helped establish
Tennessee as the 15th state. Two hundred years ago, Tennessee
was "the west."'
With judicial experience, Jackson entered politics and be-
fore long, sought a commission in the state militia. After sev-
eral failed attempts, he won the commission of major general of
volunteers. What followed during the War of 1812 were a se-
ries of campaigns against the southern Indian tribes (Creeks,
Seminoles, Chickasaws, Cherokees and Choctaws) that had
been recruited by the English and their Spanish allies in Flori-
da. Some of the Indians fought by his side while others opposed
his efforts and were vanquished..
Jackson's campaigns were very tenuous affairs. He held his
command together with iron.will, fortitude and severe discipline
the nickname Old Hickory suited him well. When negotiating
peace following a campaign, "Sharp Knife" as the tribes knew
him was just as stern and brutal as he was in war. His treaties
resulted in the expropriation of millions of acres of land in what
was then the southwest. Major portions of Georgia, Alabama,
and Mississippi changed hands from Native American.to Euro-
pean American.
Jackson-is forever remembered for his stunning victory
against the invading British in January 1815 that preserved New
Orleans. His triumph was not only a tactical masterpiece but
strategically important as well. Had the British taken New Or-
leans, they would have controlled the Mississippi River linking
them to their dominion in Canada. At that point, the westward
expansion of the United States would have stopped on the banks
of the Mississippi. Jackson prevented that from happening and
opened the door to America's Manifest Destiny and settlement
of lands west of the great river.
Finally, Jackson turned his attention to "the Floridas" which
the Spanish divided east and west by the Apalachicola River.
This situation created all sorts of problems for westerners like
Jackson such as a European presence on the American continent
and refuge for escaping slaves and war-like Indians. It was
more than Jackson could overlook.. With little if any authority
from the Monroe Administration or Congress, Jackson pushed
an aggressive policy which, over a five year period, ridded
Florida of the Spanish and most other threats. For a few million
dollars, we expropriated Florida from Spain and Jackson moved
in to set up a territorial government. The year was 1821.
Old Hickory was one of the most pivotal characters in
American history, and no doubt, the most important in the gen-
eration following the Founding Fathers. He was a very tough
character who, upon setting his eyes upon a goal, would literal-
ly move heaven and earth to accomplish it. He reasoned that we
could not permit an Indian "nation" to exist within the confines
of the United States. It is hard to argue that point. Today the
Lebanese government is in peril when it permits a sub-nation of
Hezbollah to'operate in its southern provinces. Andrew Jackson
would have found that situation intolerable.

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trol of the vehicle and entered the center median.
The SUV began to rotate counterclockwise in the median
and overturned, ejecting Pator.
The SUV will came to a final rest on the its right side in the
center median, facing west.
Pator's passenger, Reginia B. Kabia, 11, of Miltonkeynes,
England, suffered minor injuries in the crash.
FHP Trooper William Grubbs was the crash investigator.



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Live Oak Man Arrested For

Battery On EMS Personnel

On Thursday. Aug. 31 st.
Suwannee County Sheriff's
Deputy Joe Rodriguez arrest-
ed Bobby Oscar Brannon, 46.
12012 CR 349. Live Oak.
Brannon was charged with
battery on an EMS personnel.
According to the SCSO.
at approximately 7:25 p.m.
on Wednesday evening
Deputy Rodnguez twas dis-
patched to a residence on CR
349 regarding a battery. He
was informed that Brannon
had been drinking and when

Bobby Oscar Brannon

EMS attempted to help him
he allegedly punched one of
them in the face. He was also
threatening to beat up a fami-
ly member.
After Brannon was taken
to Shands of Live Oak for
treatment and evaluation, he
was arrested and transported
to the Suwannee County Jail.
His bond was set at
$2.500.00. He was released
after being able to obtain a
surety bond through a local
bonding agency.

Two O'Brien Men Arrested For

Manufacturing Marijuana

Rusty Lyn Cowell
On Thursday, Aug. 31st,
Suwannee County Sheriff's
Drug Task Force arrested
Rusty Lyn Cowell, 37, and
Scott Denten Salmon, 41,
both residing at 12376 196th

Terrace, O'Brien, FL. The
men were charged with man-
ufacturing cannabis.
According to the SCSO,
the Suwannee County Sher-
iff's Drug Task force re-
ceived an anonymous, tip
that there was marijuana be-
ing grown on a property in
O'Brien. When they went to
the property and searched.
they found 197 plants grow-
ing in a mobile home and on
the property. The marijuana
has an estimated value of
$150,000.00. The mobile
home was occupied by Cow-
ell and Salmon, and they
both admitted to growing the
plants. The marijuana plants
were seized and taken into

Scott Denten Salmon
custody for evidence.
Cowell, and Salmon
were both arrested and trans-
ported to, the Suwannee
County Jail, where their
bonds have been set.

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Florida Agriculture and
Consumer Services Commis-
sioner Charles HR. Bronson an-
nounced three arrests and
seizures in multiple incidents
involving stolen equipment or
goods being brought into or
leaving Florida.
The equipment and goods
seized include a stolen tractor-
trailer, an estimated $100,000
in medicines, four flat-screen
plasma television sets and an
assortment of -power tools.
Bronson's Office of Agricul-
tural Law Enforcement, which
detected the smuggling activi-
ty and made the arrests, esti-
mated the value of the. stolen
goods at $135,000.
"Our law enforcement of-
ficers are continuing to uncov-
er stolen goods and other con-
traband at our interdiction sta-.
tions," Bronson said. "They
have become ah'indispensable
part of Florida's homeland se-
curity efforts."
The incidents:,
Officers at the eastbound
I-10 Interdiction, Station in
Suwannee County searched a
tractor-trailer heading for Mia-
mi because of irregularities in
its bill of lading. It was haul-
ing $100,000 in over-the
counter medicines, which
were reported stolen from
Cold Springs, Nevada, three
weeks ago. The two occu-
pants of the vehicle are coop-
erating with the investigation

searched a tractor-trailer
heading out of Florida and de-
termined that the driver was
hauling four flat-screen plas-
ma television sets and an as-
sortment of power tools pur-
chased in Broward County
with a stolen credit card. The
suspect, Wilfredo Dominguez,
was charged with grand theft
and dealing in stolen property.
He was booked into the
Suwannee County Jail.
The arrests and seizures
cap an incredibly busy three-
year stretch at the depart-
ment's 23 interdiction sta-
tions, where officers have re-'
covered an estimated $23 mil-
lion in drugs, stolen goods
and contraband at the loca-
tions. Individual seizures
have included a $7 million co-
caine shipment, $600,000 in
stolen medicine's. 60 large-
screen televisions and a truck-
load ,of pilfered computer
Designed historically to
keep plant and animal pests
and diseases out of Florida by
inspecting the estimated .12
million commercial vehicles
that enter or leave the state
each year, the stations are
playing an increasingly im-
portant role in honieland secu-
rity efforts, as officers have
detained several truckloads of
'illegal aliens in addition to the
seizures of drugs and stolen

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On July 13, 2006, the
Fifth Third Bank 11030 49th
Street North, Pinellas Park,
was robbed by the suspected
Band-Aid Bandit. Several
significant leads resulted,
thus aiding in the identifica-
tion and subsequent arrest of
two suspects. These leads in-
cluded detailed witness state-
ments, surveillance activities
and forensic evidence.
A federal complaint
charges Rafael Rondon and
his accomplice' took by force
and violence, and by intimi-
dation, knowingly and will-
fully took U.S. currency
from a bank whose deposits
were then insured by the
Federal Deposit Insurance
Corporation. In violation of
Title 18, United States Code,
Section 2113. Also, the de-
fendants did knowingly car-
ry, use and brandish firearms
during and in relation to the
commission of a crime of vi-
olence, namely: armed bank
robbery, as alleged above,
and for which the defendant
may be prosecuted in a Court
of the United States. In vio-
lation of Title 18, United
States Code, Section 924(c).
These robberies are identi-
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Charles H. Bronson,
Florida Agriculture and
Consumer Services Com-
and have not yet been charged
with any criminal offense.
Officers at the south-
bound 1-95 Interdiction Sta-
tion in Nassau County deter-
mined during a routine in-
spection of a tractor-trailer
that the vehicle had been re-
ported stolen in Meckland-
burg. North Carolina, earlier
this week. The driver and oc-
cupant of the vehicle Ron-
ny Lee Wynn and his cousin,
Tyron Wynn -- were arrested
on grand theft: charges .and
booked into the Nassau Coun-
ty Jail. They were hauling
canned goods and other non-
perishable items to the Miami
Officers at the west-
bound 1-10 Interdiction Sta-
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Wednesday, September 6, 2006


Madison County Carrier 5A



With gratitude for %our sympathy. and
support of "Scooter" Bass. Your caring \ ords
of sympathy, your kind. consoling touch -
Just being with us in our grief has meant so-
\erv much We'll be forever grateful that
you've helped us share our loss, and offered
us the strength and hope to bear this hea,-
-"Thanks to A// of You"
Perhaps yoi sent i lovely cLard.
Or sat (quietly in a c hait:
Perhaps you hronughr food,

September 9
There will be a yard sale held at
the Lee Volunteer Fire Department
It will be $10 to rent a space. Dona-
tions are also accepted for things to
be sold by the LVFD. For more in-
formation call Carolyn Bosse at 971-
September 10
Harmony Baptist Church will
have their homecoming celebration
starting at 10 a.m. with Sunday
School followed by Morning wor-
ship at 11 a.m. and Lunch at 12 noon.
Special music before and after lunch
from the Ward Trio, Steve Cason and
more. Please come and bring your

Or hnade o lmonerlrOFV donation.
Perhaps .oti spoke the kidesr words.
As an\Y friend could say:
Perhaps 'ou iere not there at all,
Jlust [It1oght f us that da\.
\"It ltecaL'r volu di to cOn ioSle u "r lea7s,5,
tie lithik oI son much whatever the parr'

With Love,
Tammy Bass & Sons.
Sainmm & Burdette Bass

Godfrey of NFCC, discussing "Se-
nior Offerings and Defensive Dri-
ving." _

neighbor.and a covered dish to enjoy
a great day of fellowship and music.
September 13
The 55+ Club, ministry of the
United Methodist Cooperative Min-
istries of Madison County, will re-
sume its monthly meetings in Sep-
tember. This is a ministry for senior
citizens 55 years old and above. It
is not restricted to Methodists. All
are welcome. The meeting will be
at noon, September 13, at the Coop-
erative Ministries Center in Hansoni
at 135 NE Dill Street Lunch will be
provided by Rocky Springs United
Methodist Church, and the guest
speaker for the month will be Suzie.

Cliff and Heather Richardson,
along with their daughter, Paige,
would like to announce the birth of
their new baby, Waldon Leroy (Trey)
Richardson III, born on August 23,
2006, at Capital ,Regional Medical
Center at 7:11 p.m. He weighed 7 lbs,
3 oz.
His maternal grandparents are
Ted and Miriam Harrell of Lee, and
' Wesley and Tammie Ross of Quitman,
Ga. His paternal grandparents are W.
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Jesse Lane Kinard
Jesse Lane Kinard, 23,
died Wednesday, August 30,
2006 in Gainesville, Florida.
Funeral services were held
Sunday, September 3 at 2:00
p.m. at Beggs Funeral Home
Madison Chapel., Burial fol-
lowed at Oak Ridge Cemetery,
Madison. The family received
friends at Beggs Chapel on
Saturday, September 2 from 6
until 8 p.m.
Jesse was born in Valdos-
ta, Ga., on June 14, 1983, and
lived in -Lee all his life. He
was a Certified Correctional
Officer at Madison Correction-
al Institution for two years. He
had recently been certified as a
firefighter. He graduated from
Madison County High School.
He loved the outdoors, swim--
ming, canoeing, bicycles, fish-
ing, and enjoyed music. He
was a member of the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day
Saints in Madison.
He is survived by his fa-
ther, Dale Kinard of Lee, one
Brother, Jacob Kinard of
Madison; two sisters, Amy
Burns of Madison and Molly
Bingham of Tallahassee; and
his grandmother, Mary Jean
Christmas of Madison. He
was a favorite uncle to Alex,
Jarrod, Dillon, and Haley
Burns, as well as Sadie and
Ana Bingham and Daisy Ki-
nard. He is also survived by
seven uncles and aunts, lots of
cousins and other relatives,
and friends. Jesse was prede-
ceased by his mother, Mary
Frances Christmas Kinard.

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Bonnie Cunningham
Bonnie Cunningham
Shadrick, 76, of Pinetta, will
be at 2 p.m. on September 6, at
Beggs Funeral Home in Madi-
son. Interment will follow at
Burnham Christian Church
Cemetery in Hamilton County.
She died unexpectedly on
Monday, September 4, after a
brief illness. She was born Sep-
tember 29, 1929, in Hamilton
County and has been a resident
of Pinetta since 1953. She served
her community, for over 35 years
through dedicated service in the
careers of both teaching and
nursing. After retirement, she de-
voted her life to her family and
her church through commitments
that included The United
Methodist Women's Association
and the United Methodist Fifty-
Five Plus Club.
She is survived by Cathy
Myers and husband Bruce, of
Cartersville, Ga.; Julie Sander-
beck (and husband Scott), of Val-
dosta, Ga.; Allen Shadrick and
(wife Sharon), of Pinetta; and
Jennifer Dean (and husband
Chuck,) of Patterson, Ga.; one
sister Hilda Alderman of Jen-
nings, and one brother, Dr.
Richard Cunningham of
Gainesville; eight grandchildren;
and one great-grandchild; Her
sister and longtime teacher, Mary
Martha Lambert of Jennings, re-
cently preceded her in death.
In lieu of flowers, the family
would appreciate donations being
made to either the Northwest Dis-
trict United Methodist Women's
Associations (foreign missions)
c/o Anne Pelt, P.O. Box 634,
Crawfordville, Florida 32326, or
Odyssey Hospice, 1001 Williams
Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31601.
The family will receive
friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on
Tuesday, September 5, at the fu-
neral chapel and from 5 to 7
p.m. on Wednesday, September
6, at the Shadrick home, 10129
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The 8th District Deputy Grand Master Of FlI

Pays Official Visit To Madison Masonic

)rida, Roy Hibbs,

Lodge #11

By Mary Ellen Greene
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Madison's own Roy Hi-
bbs, the 2006-2007 District
Deputy Grand Master of the
8th Masonic District, paid his
official "homecoming" visit to
his home lodge, Madison Ma-
sonid Lodge #11, Monday
evening, August 28th. Hibbs
was joined at the official visit
by his committeemen, who
shared their message of the
important work of the State of
Florida's Masonic Charities
and Works.
The Madison Eastern Star
Chapter #109 officers and
members served a delicious
meal to the visiting dignitaries
and Mason members of Madi-
son and surrounding Masonic
Among the dignitaries
joining the Right Worshipful
DDGM Hibbs at the gathering
were: Worshipful John O'S-
teen of Mayo, who is Chair-
man of the Wills and Gifts for
District 8; Worshipful Guye
Daniels, of Old Town, District

Instructor for District 8; Wor-
shipful Eric Daniels of Old
Town, the Grand Lodge Histo-
rian for the Grand Lodge of
Florida; Worshipful Raymond
Swinson, of Day, Chairman of
the District "Let Your Pennies
Make Good Cents," Program
for the Grand Master of Flori-
da; the Right Worshipful
Richard Terry, of Madison,
Chairman of the Perpetual
Membership Committee;
Worshipful John Si on," of
Greenville, the Worshipful
Master of the Greenville
Lodge #28, and the Chairman
of the Fraternal Administra-
tive and Endowment Fund for
District 8; and Worshipful
Dale Eldridge, of Day Lodge,
the Chairman of District 8 for
the Masonic Home 100 Com-
Also attending were dig-
nitaries: Right Worshipful
Don Love, Chairman of the
Masonic Youth Program and
Secretary of the Greenville
Lodge #28; Worshipful Harry
Wilkins, the Chairman of the

Public Education and Citizen-
ship Committee and a/member
of the Shamrock/Lodge in
Cross City; Worshipful Jim
Wadsworth, Chairman of the
Grand Master's Charity on Di-
abetes Research, and Secre-
tary of the Day Lodge; Wor-
shipful Roger' Pittman, Wor-
shipful Master of Joppa Lodge

#4, and the District Chairman
on Masonic Education; and
Brother Bill Bucholtz of Joppa
Lodge #4, and Chairman of
the Worshipful Master's Child
ID Program.
Not able to attend the
Madison Official Visit were
Committee Members: the Rev.
Lee FerDon of Madison

Lodge #1, who is in charge of
the Masonic Renewal Pro-
gram; IIIustrous Sir Tommy
Greene, Df Madison, Chair-
man of tl e Publicity and Pub-
lic Relations Committee; and
Worshipfil Carl Williams of
Perry, Cl airman of the Good-
will Arnb assador Committee.
Aftef the food, fellow-

ship, and a Masonic Meeting,
the evening was dismissed by
the District Deputy Grand
Master Hibbs. An official visit
to the Joppa Lodge was held
the following Friday, Septem-
ber 1, at 7:00 p.m. There will
be a DDGM's Official.Visit to
the Greenville Lodge #28 on
October 10th.

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Dignitaries attending the District Grand Master's visit to the Madison Masonic Lodge #11 Monday evening.
August 28, were: (Front row, left to right): Worshipful John O'St en, of Mayo; Worshipful Troy Turner, of Madi-
son; Right Worshipful DDGM Roy Hibbs, of Madison; Worshipful Guye Daniels, Jr., District Instructor; Worship-
ful Eric Daniels, Grand Historian for the State of Florida; and laymond Swinson, a District Committeeman.
(Back Row, left to right): Worshipful Richard Terry; Worshipful John Sirmon; Worshipful Dale Eldridge; Right
Worshipful Don Love; Harry Eilkins; Worshipful Jim Wadsworth and Worshipful Roger Pittman. Not pictured
are Rev. Lee FerDon, Masonic Renewal Chairman; Illustrious Sir tommy Greene, Publicity and Public Relations
Chairman; and Worshipful Carl Williams, Goodwill Ambassador. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald,
Greene Kinsley, August 28,2006Greene Kinsley, August 28, 200)

Eastern Star members, and daughters, helped serve a delicic
iting dignitaries at the official visit of the District Grand Master la
Don; Edith Terry; Brooke Kinsley; Cheltsie Kinsley; Elaine Terrf
Banks and Nancy Banks. Not pictured is Madison Worthy Matron
Inc. Photo by Emerald Greene Kinsley, August 28, 2006)

ous meal to the Madison Masons and the vis-
kst week. Pictured, left to right, are: Karen Fer-
y; Tanya Terry; Mary Helen Studebaker; Bert
Emerald Greene Kinsley.(Greene Publishing,

Want to Really Retire When You Retire?
Work Hard at Investing
Provided by Brad Bashaw, Edward Jones
With Labor Day at hand, it's a good time to reflect on
your work specifically, how long do you plan to keep
working? And when you retire, will you retire for good, or
will you still work in some capacity? These are important
questions and the answers can have a big impact on your
savings and investment strategies.
., As ou think aboutyourretirement plans, you might be
surprised at the expectaiionp of man., of 3our fellow work-
ers. Some 67 percent of employees anticipate working for
pay during retirement, according to the 2006 Retirement
Confidence Survey, issued by the Employee Benefit
Research Institute. And many of these people undoubtedly
think they will have to work.
How can you avoid becoming a working retiree? For
one thing, you can work at being a good investor and you
can make sure your investments are also working hard.
Work to Become a Good Investor
What sort of work does it take to become a good
investor? Here are some steps to consider:

Work to identify your goals. It's important to identify
and quantify your goals. For example, if your biggest goal
is achieving a comfortable retirement, think about when
you want to retire, where you want to live and what sort of
lifestyle you desire. Then, try to determine how much this
type of retirement will cost. The answers will help you chart
your investment course.
Work to achieve investment discipline. Whenever the
market is down, you may be tempted to take "timeouts"
from investing. But the best investors are the ones who con-
tinually invest, no matter what market conditions look like.
Work with a professional. By working with a quali-
fied financial professional someone who knows your situ-
ation and has the skills and tools necessary to navigate the
investment world you can create an investment strategy
that's right for you.
Keep Your Investments Working Hard
To help attain your financial goals, you need to work at
investing but you also need your investments to work
hard, too. That means you may not want to overload your
portfolio with fixed-income vehicles, such as Treasury
securities and certificates of deposit (CDs), if you are seek-
ing growth. While these investments typically offer stabili-
ty of principal and regular interest checks, they can be
"lazy" in the sense that they may not always keep up with
inflation or provide the growth potential you are seeking to
achieve your goals.
To get those growth opportunities, include high-quality
stocks in your diversified portfolio. Historically, stocks
have "outworked" and outperformed all other asset classes
and outpaced inflation. Of course, stock prices will always
fluctuate, so there is the potential that you can lose some or
all of your money, and, as you've probably heard, past per-
formance does not guarantee future results. But by invest-
ing in good companies and holding your stocks for the long
term, you may be able to increase your chances for growth.
(Keep in mind that the government guarantees payment of
principal and interest on Treasury securities, and that CDs
carry FDIC insurance. Stocks do not carry either of these
Hard Work Can Pay Off
No matter what your plans are for retirement, you can help
your cause by working hard at investing and using invest-
ments that work hard for you.

Brad Bashaw EdwardJones
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

The Right Worshipful Roy A. Hibbs and his lovely OFW. . .. -0r
wife, Ali, of Madison County, proudly represent the FU $
District 8 Masons as the 2006 District Deputy Grand ....- RE wi pa admissn
Master of Florida. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by .. RE
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55 Plus Pays Tribute To Last Year And Looks Forward To The Upcoming Year

By Jessalyn Covell
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Last year, the 55 Plus lun-
cheon held an informative
meeting and delicious lun-
cheon almost every'month of
the year, except for July and
Some of the different pre-
sentations provided to mem-
bers 55 years of age or older
included: Lee Mauphin and
Danny Murphy speaking about,
Medicare Masterpiece Plans
from Universal Health Care;
Margaret Throgmorton, speak-
ing about the Depot Commit-
tee for Disaster Preparedness.
Additionally, Diann Dou-
glas, Community Science
Agent, from the Madison
County Extension Office
spoke about non-titled proper-,
This year marks a very
special year for the 55 Plus
Luncheon because it is the be-
ginning of the fourth year of

55 plus.
The first 55 Plus luncheon
meeting was September 10,
2003. Willis Moore was Chair
and Margaret Throgmorton
was Vice-Chair.
Moore and Throgmorton
are responsible for heading up
the club, although Moore gave
this particular club its title.
The two took a good, long
look at the community and
membership of area churches
and saw a great number of old-
er people. That is when they
were both called to start a min-
istry for people 55 years of age
or older for Madison County.
The menu for the lun-
cheons and presentations was
mostly Moore's idea.
Moore and Throgmorton
talked to the United Methodist
Cooperative Ministries
(UMCM) about Methodist
Churches taking turns being
hosts, so 55 Plus Club came
into heinR.

At the May meeting, the Ladies of the Cherry Lake Methodist Church prepared an appeasing lunch for the
55 Plus Club luncheon. Front row, pictured left to right: Linda Gaston, Pat Ruttan, Sarah Gaston, Sue Hunter
and Natalie Walker. Back row, pictured left to right, Myrtle Ragans, Evelyn Olson, Carmalita Jenkins, Joyce
Roffe, Evelyn Ormsbee, and Theo Benko. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jessalyn Covell, May 10, 2006)

Jim Hunter and Sonny Rollings, pictured left to
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Last year, the attendance
was good and has given the 55
Plus Club high expectations
for this upcoming year.
Last year, the attendance
went from 68-101 people.
The program chairwoman,
Stuart Fenneman, does a great
job getting programs that will
be' of interest or. entertaining
for seniors. The programs may
not appeal to everyone during
every meeting, but most are
very good and are warmly re-
The best part about 55
Plus Club? The luncheons and
meetings are free, no reserva-
tions are necessary and it is not
just for Methodists, but for

right, enjoyed a nice time of fellowship during the 10 anyone:,imuthe coinrnunity over-
chon. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jessalyn5yeofgw "
Covell, May 10, 2006) The club urges people in

the community to attend for
fellowship, good food and for
the beneficial programs.
The luncheons are held at
the United Methodist Cooper-
ative Community Center at the
corner of Dill and Highway
145. This is approximately
five miles north of Madison on
Highway 145. The club meets
at noon, on the : second
Wednesday of the month.
If you have never attended
a 55 Plus Club gathering,
come and start the new year of
meetings and luncheons with
them. There are no fees of any
kind and they welcome their
old friends and hope for new
ones, too.
For further information,
r,-please' contact Linda'GattOn'at

Madison Correctional Institution Participates In Their

Fourteenth Year With The Toys For Tots Program
r- during holidays, especially
during Christmas, to the local
Guardian Ad Liten Program in
Madison and any other place
..i .,, .that requests or are in need of
dolls and teddy bears.
I- Madison Correctional In-
stitute produces anywhere

teddy bears each year!

Diann Douglas, a Community Science Agent from
the Madison County Extension Office, was present to
speak to 55 plus members about non-titled property.
Pictured left to right are: Mae Douglas of Okechobee;
Diann Douglas, and Natalie- Walker of Madison.
(Greene-Publishing, Inc.- Photo' by dJessalyn Covell,
June 14, 2006)


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teddy bears that their facility
left to right are, Sergeant K.
Brooks, Major James
Capps, Warden Greg Riska
and Lieutenant James
Bryan. (Greene Publish-
ing, Inc. Photo by Jes-
salyn Covell, August 30,

The Madison Correctional
Institution (MCI) is marking
their fourteenth year by partic-
ipating in the Toys For Tots
MCI receives materials
from an assortment of organi-
zations and businesses
throughout Madison County to
make the dolls and teddy bears
for children in Madison and the
surrounding areas. The majori-
ty of the materials come from
the Senior Citizens Center of
The dolls and teddy bears
are made and crafted to perfec-
tion strictly from inmate labor.
The inmates work diligently
throughout the year to sew,
stuff, glue and decorate the
dolls for Madison children.
It takes approximately four
to six hours to complete just
one doll.
The dolls and teddy bears
are distributed to needy chil-
dren throughout the county

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Cowboys' Winning Streak Broken

Bernard Brinson makes the first of two circus
catches. Brinson scored Madison's only TD of the
night against Coffee County. (Photo by Daniel Dou-

By Janet Schrader
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Friday night was a sad night
for .all Cowboy fans. Coffee
County came to town and busted
the Cowboys' five-year, home-
field winning streak. Madison
fought hard, right until the bitter
end. And it was bitter. The final
score was 17-7, with Coffee
County getting the "W."
Madison made some critical
offensive errors. The Cowboys
fumbled the ball three times and
threw one interception. There
were some damaging penalties
as well. Bernard Brinson inter-
cepted a Trojan pass and ran it all
the way in for a touchdown in
the first quarter. The' TD was

called back for a personal foul,
but the INT stood and Madison
retained possession of the ball.
The Cowboy offense struggled
against a big, tough Coffee
County defense. They were un-
able to capitalize on the turnover.
In the first half, Madisonjlogged
zero yards of offense and only
had one first down and that off a
Coffee County penalty. At the
end of the half, it was 14-0 Cof-
fee County.
In the second half,,the Cow-
boys made better progress and
the defense shut down Coffee
County. Bernard Brinson made
Madison's first first down of the
game. Brinson caught a pass
from Blake Sapp. Harry Reddick

moved the ball steadily down-
field, getting another first down
for Madison in the next series of
downs. But the Cowboys were
unable to score and had to punt.
After a short punt, the Trojans
had the ball in good field posi-
tion. The defense slammed the
door shut on Coffee County.
.Travis Arnold nailed the Trojan
runner who coughed up the ball.
Madison recovered, gaining
possession on the Cowboy 28-
yard line.
Reddick made a first down.
Tony Brown made a first down
and Bernard Brinson made the
first of two circus catches for a
big gain. Madison was solidly
entrenched on the Coffee Coun-
ty 19. Brinson then made the
catch of his career, snagging the
ball in the endzone with just his
toes in-bounds. It was a beauti-
ful reception with seconds left in
the -third quarter. Madison
gained some ground on the
scoreboard. The PAT by Daniel
Sanders was good and the score
was 14-7.
But that was all the scoring
Madison could manage. Coffee
County put three more points on
the board off a 40-yard field
goal with 1:37 left in the game.
The field goal put the game out
of Madison's reach. The final
score was 17-7 with 'Coffee
County leaving a bad taste in the
mouths of all Cowboy fans.
"We ran against a good
team," head football coach
Frankie Carroll said. "Our kids
played hard. We'll get better."
Carroll said Coffee Coun-

Aucilla Christian Academy Rolls Over

Florida School For The Deaf 26-12
By Janet Schrader a 20-yard pass in the second quarter
Greene-Publishing, Inc. to score the-first Warrior TD. Griffin
Aucilla Christian Academy- caught a 32-yard pass in the second
traveled to St. Augustine to take on period to make the Warrior's second
Florida School of the Deaf and Bli- touchdown of the night and put the
ind, Thursday, August 31. The score at 14-6 going into halftime.
Warriors aced the game behind a ...In the third quarter Griffin
stellar performance by running back scored again off a 15-yard Dobson
Daniel Greene. Greene rushed 19 pass. The PAT was no good to make
times for 105 yards. Seventh-grade the score 20-6. Florida School of
Aucilla quarterback Matt Dobson 'i,;?\ the Deaf and Blind scored and the
hit 13 out of 24 passes for 203 total two-point conversion failed to
yards. Kyle Barnwell snagged eight ''4'"6 i .6-J make it 20-12 going into the last
passes for 82 yards, Josh Carswell Daniel Greene quarter.
three for 37 yards, Stephen Griffin caught three for Walker scored in the fourth to ice the cake for
58 yards and Reggie Walker caught one pass for 25 ACA off a 15-yard pass from Dobson. The PAT was
yards. no good and the final score was 26-12.
Florida School of the Deaf and Blind scored, ACA plays again Friday night in Cordele, Ga.
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"They were just big kids," Car-
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Look for more of the same
Friday night against Lake City.
"Lake City is just about like that

bunch we played last Friday,"
Carroll said.
The Offensive Player of the
Game against Coffee County
was Bernard Brinson. Defensive
Player of the Game was D.J.

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A Natural Approach...

By Candi Parker

etc. The pain. the inflammna-
tion. the diarrhea. the
headaches -- these are the
body's attempt to return to
normal. Get it out of there!
It ma\ take \cars for
s mptomns of to\icity to man-
ifest. making it difficult to
correlate the to\ins w ith cur-
rent s\ mptoms. Because \our
body s\ stems are strugglhng
to neutralize them or elimi-
nate them. it can create aMgra-
vating physical, mental. and
emotional s mptoms. Some
common s mptoms of to\ici-
ry can be- fatigue. headaches.
restlessness. trritabilitN. rash-
es. joint aches, nausea.i
swollen glands. ringing in the
ears. sudden hair loss. hor-
monal imbalances. difficult
concentration. dizziness, and
swelling of the limbs. Your
tolerance can be influenced

Part two...
A relatively healthy body
with a peaceful state of mind
has the ability to deal %with
toxins, eliminating them be-
fore they create major symp-
toms. When you are physical-
ly or emotionally stressed the
ability to compensate or elim-
inate toxins decreases substan-
tially and can result in accu-
mulation in the cells, tissues,
and organs. As your degree of
compensation decreases you
become more aware of the
toxic condition of Nour body.
To defend itself the body
reacts in health crises as colds
and flu, giving our bodies the
chance to slow down and
eliminate through coughing,
sneezing, sweating. diarrhea.

Candice Parker is a doctor of Oriental Medicine at The Retreat Salon and Iellness Center,




b\ your current state of health
including \our emotional
state. inherited constitutional
%weakness, and the state of
\our filtering and elimination
As to\icit\ increases.
\our absorption and assimila-
tion of nutrients is affected
Incompletely digested foods.
or those that rot in a sluggish
intestinal tract, allow more
toxc waste to be absorbed
into the bloodstream making
the % hole to\ic situation
worse! Now the bod\ has to
compensate for this interfer-
ence in its normal function.
These toxic disturbances can
create blockages of your titial
energy. w which can impede the
flow of information. Block-
ages can be relie ed b\
acupuncturists to help prevent
the physical manifestation of

disease. If the disturbance is
present for a long time. then
the bodN mat not be able to
compensate and it begins to
degenerate. When we hate
blockages, infection-fighting
material is pre ented from de-
stro ing disease-causing
germs, and cell-nourishing el-
ements are presented from
reaching our blood., which
means our blood loses needed
proteins causing our immune
s\ stemli to falter.
A comprehensive detoxi-
tication program is ideal. I
encourage \ou to undertake
detoxification under the siu-
pert vision of a trained profes-
slonal. Next w eek part three:
w hat \ou can do to help your-
And remember when
\\ou improve yourself. \ou
impro e the \world
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Wednesday, September 6, 2006


Madison County CCarrier 11A


From The Front Porch

By Diane Sullivan

Guest Columnist

it enables them to reflect and

is no longer of importance.
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SUaw on their experiencellll. or e liers, t1e e ,neg
Listening to our elders This thinking process allows stage holds many rewards.
not only shows tnem respect, them to arrive at important Elders will seem to al oid
it gives them an opportunity decisions. making decisions. For them.
to express themselves. Of- As adults evolve into el- making decisions i not what
tentimes, when vie talk with ders, they begin to develop is, important, rather, they
our elders,, they ltegin to tell in other areas. Elders are not would rather understand
that "same old story" again. deteriorating, they are slowly what has happened, and what
We lean back, yawn and developing into another it all means.
think, here we agp again. El- stage. This stage is life re-- Of course elders repeal
ders have good reasons to view. As adults evolve into stories. They repeat their sto-
enjoy retelling their stories. elders, they move from "do- ries and experiences because
Elders will review their ing" into "being." of their value. Retelling their
life to find meaning. They As adults, the "doing" stories is a necessary:past of
think through !everything stage lasts from the 20's until their development, in order
they have done (throughout around the 60's. This stage is for them 'to make' sense of
their life so they can under- when adults are steadily try- their life experiences. The
stand and accept the lives ing to acquire. From the mo- most important thing we can
they have lived: it is this re- ment of maturity, adults are do for them is to "listen:."
thinking that they. will repeat finding homes, building fam- "Let the wise listen ana
teachings, experiences, and ilies, and seeking security, add to their learning. and iei
tragedies duringI their life- Then,,.as we mature into el- ;he discerning -t guidance.'
time. By their slowing down, der's, the urge for acquisition Proverbs 1:5

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The survey, conducted last
summer by the John J. Heldrich
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workers interviewed bebiexe
they'll never be ab e to afford to
The traditional notion of
retirement. w here one stops
working completely and enjoys
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family, has become nearly ob-
solete. In fact, man) workers
fear they will not be financially
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age their investment plans,
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providers offer no advice. Busi-
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a chartered financial consultant.
IChFC) and ensure the instruc-
tor does not sol cit business.
from the employees.
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book Retire Rich and Happy:
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12A Madison County Carrier

Wednesday, September 6, 2006



School 9 J'e

A weekly column wrinen by
the school teachers of Madison County

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class recited the American
Creed before their deadline.
Wow! Great job, guys! The
6th-8th grades have conducted
several experiments. If you
have any questions concerning
raw meat outside, nasal hairs,

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dangers of sun rays
and 'reflections or
grasshoppers re-
sponding to differ-
ent sound waves,
just ask the stu-
dents in 6th
through 8th grade.
The Future Writer
ai\ ard would have
to go to Haley this
week. Great Job!
.was demonstrated
after school Friday.
To help prepare for
the Boston Butt

We have completed three
weeks of school and are proud
to say that God has made those
three weeks wonderful and
We appreciate Greg Ra-
gans, John Ballard and Brad
Clark coming out
and bringing a
message from the
Lord. The church
members are en-'
joying chapel ser-
vice as much as
the staff and stu-
dents. .
The 2nd -8th /,
grade classes walk ',-
around the pond Janet
during P.E. Mon- Assi
day through Principa
Thursday, but on Christiar
Friday we walked Acad
to Pine Lake Nurs-
ing Home and exercised with
the residents. We have cometo
love Mr. Earl and Mrs. Beverly.
On the way back from the nurs-
ing home, we stopped at Dollar
General and got an ice cream to
enjoy while walking back to
The Kindergarten and first
grade class eat lunch and have
recess at the park every
Wednesday. The city has done
a great job of keeping the park
an enjoyable place.
We would like to mention
a few achievements. Cedric is
,'to be commended on a job well
done knowing 'all of his letter
sounds. Nicole has been read-
ing so well that she has been
chosen to read to Jada, a large
German-SliepherdJ ho likes to
be read to by the students. The
whole 2nd and 3rd grade class
was rewarded with a dress
down day for reciting Psalms
61:5. The 4th and. 5th grade

Christmas Begins First

Year Of Teaching At PES

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Lewis Christmas demonstrates how to play the
game, Homeworkopoly, where students can win an as-
sortment of different prizes from eating lunch with him
to sitting in the beanbag during a lesson plan. (Greene
Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jessalyn Covell, August 31,

By Jessalyn Covell
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Last year, at Pinetta Ele-
mentary School (PES), Lewis
Christmas completed his intern-
ship at the school.
This year, he has taken an
even bigger step and has began
his first year of his teaching ca-
Now, he is the teacher for
second grade reading/home-
room and first and second grade
He loves to see the kids'
faces light up when they learn
something new.
When asked what he
thought was the most challeng-
ing part of teaching, he stated,
"With being a first year teacher,
getting everything organized
and finding funds for educa-
tional activities, are the most
difficult parts of teaching."
Christmas commented,
"Teachers make a difference in
more than education. Here at
Pinetta, other than the custodi-
an, I am the only other male
figure. I see myself as a strong

male role model for students
who may not have a male fig-
ure in their homes."
He tries to instill integrity
and honesty in his students.
"Above all else, integrity
and honesty is all that a person
needs. People get more places
in life being a better person
than just having a good educa-
His family includes his
mother, Dorothy Christmas,
who resides in Madison, and
his sixteen-year-old and four-
teen-year-old sons who reside
in Atlanta, Ga.
Christmas resides in the
Cherry Lake area.
In his spare time, he loves
to read science fiction novels,
ride his bike, reading, taking
photography and more.
Christmas stated, "I did
my internship last year and it
was a dream come true. I was
just floored when I found out
that I had a job opportunity to
be a teacher here at PES. It is a
gift from heaven working in a
wonderful place."

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fundraiser most of the kids
stayed after school. Nobody
had ever seen 60 lbs. of pota-
toes washed, peeled and cut
% ib in an hour. We are proud to
say that teamwork made a dif-
ference. $1,600.00 was raised
from the fundraiser Sept. 2nd.
Riley Herndon sold the most
tickets!!!! Thank you and con-
gratulations Riley.
We are currently praying
about a mission trip. You are
welcome to join, our church
family, students and staff in
asking the Lord if we need to
go, where we need to go and
We would like to thank
everybody for your prayers,
donations and labor. These
things have helped to make this
academy 'an institution of
learning so that each child may
be equipped to pursue whatev-
er it is that God would have
them do.


Wednesday. Sentemher 6, 2006


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$10 hour References Available.
Pet care available in your home.

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

1999 Ford Escort ZX2, sporty,
tinted windows, manual transmis-
sion, approx. 100k miles, cold a/c,
clean, great condition, one owner.
$2,300. 929-2185

Frigidaire upright freezer
16 cubic feet. 3 years old. $300

25 lbs. of Clean
just $2

Wanted peafowl. Need one ma-
t6re mnalei now -before spring;i-but
will buy'pairs if needed. Call 850-
973-6131 or 850-464-1165. Also
want guineas.

Wanted: planted pines for
pine straw. Call Larve Tippett
at 971-5495 minimum of 20

Critter Sitter
Ask for Susan

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C4(adison apartmentss

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.

ances, gas log fireplace and 2 mas-
ter bedrooms, no pets, lawn mainte-
nance and water included. One year
lease $1,000/month, $1,000 de-
posit. (850) 973-3025
2bdrm/1 bath MH in park on
Highway 53 in' Madison,
$135/wk includes electric, ten-
ant to pay for propane.
Call Alan Levin
at 850-570-0742

3 bedroom, 2 bath mobile home
for rent, HUD accepted. Contact
Amy Brasby (407) 616-2637 or
(407) 758-6745.

For Rent Near Blue Springs
One Bedroom; One Bath house;
Large Livingroom; Diningroom
with Screened Porch; Carport.-Pri-
vate, with Large Yard, No Inside
Pets. One year lease, $500 per
month, $500 security deposit._
(850) 971-5152 or (423) 878-5152
Mobile Home For Rent
2 bedroom; 1 1/2 bath ; no
pets. $135 week includes lecn ri i
but not propane. Deerwood Inn
Madison Campgrounds. 850-973-
Cambridge Manor
Aparitrnicns deigned for Senior's
and Disabled. 1 & 2 bedrooms,
HUD vouchers accepted Call 850-
973-3786 TTY Acs 711 "This in-
stitution' is an equal opportunity
provider and employer."

(Geenville 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

Commrcia Proper

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

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

Mobile Home For Sale:
1996 Fleetwood 14x64 S/W Mobile
Home. 2bd/2bth, Great Cond.
Only 10K!! You Move!!
In Greenville FL. Call Carolyn
(850) 339-4289 leave message.

Delivery Drivers Needed
Trader Publishing Company is cur-
rently seeking drivers to deliver our
magazines in the Tallahassee FL.,
Madison, FL.,. and surrounding ar-
eas. Computer knowledge helpful,
requires reliable vehicle, good dri-
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& insurance. One day a week-
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have excellent written, verbal, or-
ganizational, computer and people
skills. BA/BS required. Responsi-
ble for development and coordina-
tion of community and business
outreach, public relations, volun-
teer recruitment, event planning,
and fund raising. Must be able to
work independently, exercise good
judgment, and be multitask and de-
tail orientated. Job description and
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and resume to NFCC Human Re-
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Teachers Needed
Full-Time & Part-Time
Early Head Start Teachers w/ CDA
and two years experience teaching
in early childhood setting preferred,
please call Kids 'Incorporated at
S414-9800 ext 110.
The City of Madison is accept-
ing applications for a Water Main-
tenance Tech. Applicants must be,
18 years of age, possess a valid
Florida Drivers License, high
school diploma or GED, pass a
drug test, background check and
physical examination. We would
prefer someone with at least one
year of experience in water facili-
ties maintenance and repair activi-
Job applications and descriptions of
work required riay be picked up at
City Hall between the hours of 8:00
a.m. and 5:QO p.m. Monday
through Friday. We will be. accept-
ing applications for this position.
from Tuesday, September 5th,
2006, until Friday September
15th, 2006.
The City of Madison is an Equal
Opportunity Employer and recog-
nizes veteran's preference.
MAINTENANCE personnel need-
ed for maintaining and repairing fa-
cilities, vehicles and/or equipment
at our DJJ facility in Jasper, FL.
This position will, need to be famil-
iar with general plumbing repairs,
general yard maintenance of build-
ings and equipment. Candidates
must have a valid FL Driver's li-
cense, must be able to work varied
shifts and at least 5 years experi-
ence in a responsible maintenance
position. Please mail cover letter
and resume to The White Founda-
tion; 2833 Remington Green Cir-
cle, Tallahassee,. FL 32308, fax
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Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc. Intends to operate the low income Home Re-
pair Program in a twelve county area, from the present time to the end of the existing
contract. It is anticipated that approximately $300,000.00 will be spent on home repair
materials before September 30, 2007. All materials purchased must meet minimum stan-
dards as published in the Federal Register. Materials are secured by Suwannee River
-Economic Council, Inc. issuing a purchase order to participating Vendors based on
prices quoted. All local building material suppliers who desire to do business with
Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc. should submit a letter to the Executive Direc-
tor, PO Box 70, Live Oak, FL 32064, so stating. This letter should be postmarked before
September 29. 2006 Vendors will be selected on quality materials for lowest prices.

The Greenville Town Council will hold a public meeting on Monday, September 11, 2006
at 5:15 P.M. at Town Hall, 154 SW Old Mission Avenue, Greenville, Florida for the sole
purpose of receiving public input on a possible Florida Recreation Development Assis-
tance Program (FRDAP) grant application for enhancements to Hayes Park. Proposed
improvements include new picnic shelters and tables, new children's playground, public
restrooms, fishing pier renovations, and other related improvements.
The public is encouraged to attend and provide input into this proposed outdoor recre-
ation project.
For further information, please contact Ms. Cindy Hutto, Town Clerk, at 850/948-2251.
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no better time for parents to take a look at their children's
car seats and make sure they are using the right ones
correctly. Parents should always place children in the back
seat and follow these general guidelines regarding car

seat usage:

Children under the age of one who weigh less
than 20 pounds should sit in a rear-facing seat.
The seat should recline at a 45-degree angle
and the harness clip should be positioned at the
child's armpit level so that the harness straps fit
snug and straight at or below their shoulders.

Children aged four through five
years,should be restrained in a separate
carrier, an integrated child safety seat,
\or a safety belt may be used.

Children age one and over who weigh betweeV"
20 and 40 pounds should sit in a forward-facin
seat. As with rear-facing seats, the harness clip
should be positioned at the child's armpit level so
that the harness straps fit snug and straight at or
below their shoulders. Once the child reaches 40
pounds, the harness straps can be removed and
the vehicle's lap-shoulder belt can be used.
/' Never put the shoulder belt under a child's arm
or behind the back, as this increases the risk of
severe injury in a crash. Use a booster seat to cor-
rectly position the lap and shoulder belts for children
once they outgrow forward facing child safety seats at
about 40 pounds and around 4 years old. Children
from approximately 40-80 pounds and 4'9" should ride
K in a belt positioning booster seat.

No parent wants their child to get hurt, but some accidents are just
unavoidable. There are ways, however, that you can reduce the risk of
accidents in your home. These include:
Uvake sure all baby equipment is in good condition.
?ut guards on all unused electrical sockets.
install safety locks on all windows.
lace safety latches on all cabinets, doors and toilet seats.
.xate off stairways, fireplaces and rooms that might pose a hazard.
cushion the edges of furniture with padding or guards.
shorten blind cords.
Jse non-skid mats in bathtubs.
tore cleaning products, medication and other hazardous items out of
chiIdren's reach.
Purn pot handles inward when cooking and keep children away from the
After you've taken these precautions, get down on your hands and knees and
view your house from your child's perspective. You may see other hazardous
areas. Even with the best of precautions taken, accidents can happen.
Be prepared by taking a first aid class and posting a list of emergency
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