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 20, 2006
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Madison (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Madison -- Madison
Coordinates: 30.466389 x -83.415278 ( Place of Publication )
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Aug. 5, 1964.
General Note: Co-publisher: Mary Ellen Greene.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 32, no. 15 (Nov. 22, 1995).
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Schindler Reopens Office

Schindler reaches agreement with DOH after temporary suspension

Julie Schindler

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Julie Schindler, D.O., has
reopened her office next to Pe-
diatrics and Internal Medicine
at 104 SE Dade Street in
The Department of Health
had temporarily suspended
Schindler for failing a drug
test, which allegedly found

marijuana in her system.
"I retained a couple of
lawyers," Schindler said. "We
were not able to fight the sus-
pension with the Department
of Health and had to let it run
its course. On Friday, the or-
der was lifted and I was able
to, go back to work at 2 p.m.
Friday fiaernoon.-"
Schindler s;id that she did

not open her office until Mon-
"My employees needed a
mental he.jlih day," she said.
"Actually, they needed a few
mental health days."
Schindler said that the
suspension had lasted five
weeks. She said that her em-
ployees had to hedge all the
Please see Schindler, Page 4A


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Greene Publishing. Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley, September 14, 2006
Madison County Sheriff's Sgt. Randy Jansch, along with Madison County EMS personnel, Michael Raines
and Lucas Williams, responded to the scene of an apparent suicide'last Thursday evening.
Madison County, EMS, Cherry Lake On Thursday, September '14,, r55- fice communications center to rej)oi-tthat
First Responders and law officers report- year-old Erwin "Lewy" Vickers was Vickers was apparently inside re,,1-
ed to the scene of a suicide L 'in Cherry found dead in his Cherry Lake residence dence but unresponsive.
Lake on Thursday evening, September of an apparently, self-inflicted.injury. At Paramedics Michael Raines and Lu-
14. approximately 6:42 p.m. on Thursday, cas Williams of Madison County'E.M.S.
According to a Madison County September 14, Vickers' sister in-law'con- and Sergeant Randy S. Jansch of the
Sheriff's Office report by Lt. Mark Joost: tacted the Madison County Sheriff's Of- Please see Suicide, Page 4A


Announce Candidacy For
Count Commission'
District 2
Hello, My name is Jerry
Page, candidate for Madison
County Commissioner-Dis-'.
trict 2. Before I say more, let
me introduce my family to
you I am married to, the for-
mer Anna Jean (Jeannie)
Hudson, the daughter of
Mrs. Edith Hudson and the
late Carlton (Poole) Hudson
of 'Loveft. We-, have two
grown children, Nondis,.
married to George Jenkins;
is a supervisor-in. the Dental
Departmentat the Madison Ar
County Health Depa i rtment; Jerry Page
they have two. children, Jantz
and Pazlei., Our son, Travis, married to the former Jill Southall,
is a mac'hin.ist'and a bay fanner Working on the famil. yl farm
(Hudson Farni-s) in'tiorthern Madison County With his uncle,
Wayne Hudson.
Parn. almost a lifeb me citizen of Madison County. I have
lived in Madison County for 55 years, educated in Greenville
and. North Florida junior College.' I served three years in the
U.S. Army, one of which was spent in Vietnam where I was
awarded the Bronze Star Medal for service there.
.1 am now retired from the U.S. Postal Service with 34 years
service. By Peing retired with no obI igations giv6 me the op-
portunity that 1-haNie so longed for, that is to serve the citizens of
'%Tadison CtAinty as one of their commissioners.
I am a ineinber of Concord Baptist Cliurchwhere I serve as
a deacon and assistant song leader. Also for the last three years
I served on the Board of Supervisors x% ith the Madison County
Soil and Water Conservation District.
For those who nin\ not kilo%\ ine.1 ain a per son x\h-_, can
ialk'and listen iina confidential irianner to anN one who nla\- need
to discuss-aconcLern orroblem.-'! bellee I canbandle whatev-
er is thrown my way while representing you, the citizen's of
Madison Count y, in the nio-st responcible w*ay possible. I be-
lieve a person should not make a rash decision until they know
that the decision they rnal\e \ ill'benefi[ thevastmajority of the
Please see Page, Page 4A,

Three Arres'ted After

At Lee Bar
All three arrested on disordedy conduct charges.'Bar
owner also charged with discharging a firearm in public.

Lt. Colonel Sa Stal.n'alker,

By Janet Schrader
Greene, Publishing, Inc.
"No one wants to be de-
ployed," said Madison County
4 Sections, 70 Pages
Around Nladison Co. .4 Cj,_%
Church Section C
Clas,;Ifled. 16A
cofmiium Calendar 5,k
Football Contest 1 41. A
Health Section B
Leqfls I 7.-\
Obiltuaries 5A
School I 1,-\
Sports 12-15A
Vie" poini, 3A


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Thomas James Clifford
Wayne Nerren Eddie Cruce Carlton Jewell
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A fight at a bar in Lee ended with three men being arrested.
According to the Madison County Sheriff's Office arrest re-
port on Friday evening, September 15, at 9:30 p.m., Deputy
Sheriff Kevin Anderson was dispatched to Tom and Nikki's
Place, located. at 7943 East U.S. Highway 90 in Lee in reference
to a fight.
Upon Anderson's arrival, he determined that James Eddie
Cruce, 47, Clifford Carlton Jewell, 24, and Thomas Wayne
Nerren, Jr., 3 1, (the owner of the bar) had been involved in a
Anderson also determined that Nerren had unlawfully dis-
charged a firearm in public.
All parties involved were placed under arrest and transport-
ed to the Madison County Jail.
Cruce and Jewell were charged with disorderly conduct.
-Nerren was charged with both disorderly conduct and dis-
charging a firearm in public.
In'addition to the Madison County Sheriff's Office, Florida
Highway Patrol Sgt. Stewart Smith also responded to the scene.

Lee Volunteer Fire Department

TO- Host Fish FryFundraiser
The Lee Volunteer Fire Department will be serving Cat-
fish, Tilapia, Cheese Grits, Baked Beans, Coleslaw, Dessert,
and Tea on Saturday, September 23, from 4-8 p.m. at the
LVFD Fire Department Building. The cost of the dinners is $7
per plate.
.Proceeds will go to support the Lee Volunteer Fire De-

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Section R


Section D

ng Fo r
Central School principal/Lt.
Col. Sam StaInaker. "But
many have gone before me. I
thoroughly enjoy what I do. It
means a lot to me."
Stalnaker will be returned
to active duty on October 8,
and depart shortly thereafter
on a journey that will end in
Afghanistan. He will leave be-
hind a wife and two children
and an entire school filled
with more children that are
concerned about him. "Some
of the kids are worried," Stal-
naker said. He plans to speak

to them Thursday, September
2 l,' to alleviate some of their
concerns and to thank the
school, the children, the com-
munity and the staff for all of
the support he and his family
received when they heard he
was being deployed.
StaInaker has been in the
Army Reserve for 24 years.
This is his first deployment
since the war in Iraq began.
Stalnaker is the commander of
the 160th Military Police Bat-
Please see Stalnaker, Page

Sam Stainaker

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budget that evening.
Millage for the Town of Lee is set at 6.67,
the same as it has been for the last 15 years.
There has been an increased valuation on some



The Council discussed the cost of paving
roads in Lesleywood, as well as voluntary an-
nexation of property owned by Howard and
Please see Lee, Page 4A



Lee Residents To Vote On

Town- Charter Change
By Jacob Bembry properties. The town has also annexed 550
Greene Publishing, Inc. acres into the city limits.
I The Lee Town Council held its first budget The changes to the town charter include
meeting and approved changes to its town amending the election calendar so that the
charter to appear on the November 7 ballot for town's elections fall in line with other county
Lee residents Septen-,hei 5. elections, in an attempt to save the town mon-
The Coun,:il allp ro i- _d- tf- L-e aLui i budget, ey on elections. The issue will be on the No-
and held its final budget meeting on Mohday.,--,v.ember 7 ballot for residents of the Town of
September 18-. The Council approved the final Lee.

2A Madison County Carrier www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, September 20, 2006


With The Publisher

Mary Ellen Greene

I am proud to say that this week I am rendering my column
space to granddaughter Brooke. Brooke, a few months ago, got
a calf whom she named "Big Man." Brooke helped me write a
column back then that explained how her Daddy bought her a
four-day-old calf and how she was bottle-feeding him. I have
now asked Brooke to help bring the readers up-to-date on "Big
Man" and her "cow adventures."

.ji^ " :-e It

"My Baby Is Growing Up!"

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

Senior Citizens Not Affiliated With Old World Financial

Dear Editor:
As a representative of the Senior Citizens Council of
Madison, I am writing this to inform the Madison Community
that we are not affiliated with Old World Financial of Tallahas-
see representing Universal Health Care concerning Medicare.
Part D coverage.

We are very sorry for any inconvenience and misrepresen-
tation given by the agency of Universal. Health Care. If you are
having any problems please contact the agencies at 1-800-862-
9384 or 850-668-3426.
Rosa Richardson
Senor Citizens Council of Madison County

The loss of Julie Schindler, for one day, let alone more, is a
travesty!! I've known Dr. Schindler as a physician and human
being, for over 9 years. In my experience she has been profes-
sional as well as giving and caring. I've never met a doctor that
advocated so rigorously for her patients. What will the poor
people and all of us do, without her? When she has someone
that really,needs a particular medication or treatment not al-
lowed (sic) b) Medicaid or insurance, etc., Dr. Schindler comes
online and fights for that patient. Afterall, she's a doctor and in-
surance companies and hospital boards aren't. I want my doc-
tor to prescribe what I need, not some 'entity" that doesn't have
a clue.. She is not afraid to make "the powers that be" mad. She
is all for her patients and "their" needs
In m} opinion, our so called hospital, has been gunning for
her because -their" bottom line is profit! Four \ears ago. Dr.
Schindler removed a spot on min husbands chest, in her office.
had it biopsied, etc. Our entire bill was $400.00 This year, my
husband had a similar spot on his back. Dr. Schindler as forced,
by the hospital. iher employer at the time) to do the same, sim-
ple no stitch procedure. in the hospital, costing us $1600.00
What's \% wrong \ ith that picture? Sounds like profit garnering to
me. Hmmm ....There have been many instances like this. Dr.

Schindler should have been able to do that procedure in her of-
Dr. Schindler isn't afraid to protest something and make a
moral stand if she chooses to. I feel like she is being railroaded
for it.
My question is this, "has anyone ever heard of a "false pos-
itive"? My husband has to take his Rx. Bottle with him (he trav-
els for work) to every job he goes on. Some of his meds give a
"false positive" and makes him appear to be a marijuana user!
(which he isn't!) None the less, I've "NEVER" seen Dr.
Schindler appear high. I for one, think we need "more" doctors
like her. I feel very lucky to have her for our doctor. Come on
people, let's get behind Dr. Schindler. If you ask me,. Think the
hospital should be investigated. I don't mean the staff, etc. I
mean the ones running the show. They've been harassing her
for years. Now that she has her own practice, why don't they
back off and let her do what she loves, take care of us when we
are sick. Her dedication is finwavering! Sign me in Dr.

Your Patient,
Mrs. Deborah Bearr'

Indigent Care Surtax

As ya'll know, I got a calf February 13, 2006. His name is
"Big Man." I'm glad I picked that name out for him, because it
goes perfect with him. ,
He is a Holstein. He's one of the seven bulls that can weigh
over two thousand pounds. "Big Man" probably weighs, right
now, about five hundred pounds or more. He is only seven
months old.
About two months ago, we got five more cows. Their names
are: "Sandy," "Isabel," "Shadow," "Marble," and the calf is
I got toname Ribeye. My Dad and I thought that "Ribeye"
was a good name so that I wouldn't get too attached to this calf,
like'I have "Big Man." This way, I will always remember why
we are going into the cattle business.
We kept the four cows in a friend's'field (Dr. Clint Rogers)
until our field was ready. Thank You, Mr. Rogers.
Before we got them into our own field, Marble died. Marble
was Ribeye's mom. The bad thing is that we have a crazy cow,
who is named."Isabel." She is the troublemaker. She charged at
Cyrus, who works for my Dad, when they were loading her up,
and now, about a month ago, she broke down the fence in our
field, and ran into this big open area that has a lot of acres. Two
of the other cows followed her. "Ribeye" stayed in the field with
"Big Man" however.
When Dad and I saw that they weren't in the field, we
jumped on the four-wheelers and rode for two hqurs. We were
halfway around the big open area when we saw their footprints.
We followed the footprints, and they led to the dirt road.
Dad and I started riding on the dirt road. We saw Mr. Jim
Clark, one of our neighbors.
Dad asked him if he had seen an orange cow and two black
ones. Mr. Clark said "yes" but he had thought they were Jimmie
Ragans' cows, and had run them into Ragans' two-hundred and
fifty acre field.
We found out that Mr. Ragans has no chute, in that particu-
lar field, so we are going to get a cowboy who knows how to
But, now, we only have "Big Man" and "Ribeye" in our
field, but that is o.k. The other three cows are still in Mr. Ra-
gans' field. Mr. Ragans is going to help us get our cows back and
I would like to tell him "Thank You" for taking care of our cows
until we do. I know that they are in good hands while in his field.
I would also like to say "Thank You" to Mr. Jim Clark for look-
ing out for our cows when he saw them.
I'm glad "Ribeye" did not run out with the other cows and
stuck with my baby boy "Big Man!"
I really love my two cows, and they love me.
"Big Man" loves to chase me while I'm riding the four-
wheeler or the golf cart. He has gotten very big, so I have to be
careful when I play with him. He still loves to head-butt me.
That's his favorite game.
Watch for future development on the "Saga of Big Man"

Remember those three
words. I couldn't make the
County Comnussioners meet-
ing last night September 12,
2006 because of prior conmnit-
ments.. Hopve'er, a friend of
mine did attend. The follow-
ing is some of % hat he told me
and embellished, b', me.
: r'This meeting'was held b3
qvruelected employees ip order
to deliberate the proposal of
giving the Taxpayers of this
county the "Shaft" I mean the
choice of adding a ? cent tax
hike to our already o ertaxed
citizens, or, to not, add the ?
cent tax hike. My source told
me, "we would have been very
proud of our commissioners
and the ten or so self sern ing
My *source said, "you
would have thought it was Ted
Kennedy, Hillary Clinton, Bill
Nelson, and the Boxer babe
running that meeting, it was
Tax and spend Democrats at
it's best". Overwhelmingly
voting to put the added tax on
the ballot.
The Ordinance No. 2006-
(Blank) had a whole bunch of
Whereas's but they all pointed
to the new hospital they are
wanting to build. The Madison
County Health and Hospital
District (The District) is a
statutory special district
"hopefully" .organized, and
"hopefully" operating, pur-
suant to Florida Laws
Ch.2003-333. The Whereas
also went on to say that that
the old hospital is in need of
replacement, Oh! and repairs.
The kicker Whereas, is
that (The District) hasn't the
revenues (money) to build or
support this new hospital,
therefore, they want us the tax
payer to give them the money
to build this thing. Now this
new tax, is for building the
new hospital only, but there is
no end in sight to remove the
added tax once the hospital is
completed. The source asked
all those self-serving atten-
dees "where's the money
coming from to keep up this
monstrosity", no one would
answer that question. Should
this added tax be voted in, it
will never ever ever go away.
Ladies and gentleman, I
don't care about a ? cent in-
crease in user taxes. What I
want is honesty, and integrity
in building this hospital. I
want the media, written or air

to be able to attend A.LL meet-
ings. I want to know where my
money is going, and what it's
being used for. I don't like
sneaky, self-serving, -arrogant
people "The Todd Broad and
her bunch" spending my mon-
ey and not answering to US
the taxpayers.
Indigent Care Surta\, just
what does that tell us? It tells,
us. that this hospital % ill be for
people that can't pay their
bills. There are eighteen thou-
sand or so people in Madison
County, there aren't enough of
us, in the whole county, to
support this hospital. There-
fore, they will have to import
Indigents from all 'over the
State, now that is appealing, is
it not? Have you ever heard
the saying "Build it and they
will come? They my friends,
will come. Who uses Indigent
.Care Services? Why it's the
local Drug Dealers, Druggies,
Prostitutes, you know, all
those lovely people we want
hanging around our homes.
By the way, is it not this
same bunch "the Todd bunch"
that had a money account in
one of our banks with no mon-
ey in it? Was that money ever
found? Was that money not for
paying back the County for
monies owed? Was it not this
same bunch that had their
butts saved by Bob Pugh?
How did they repay Bob for
bringing the old hospital out
of dept and actually put
monies back it the County's
coffers? Let me refresh your
memories, with not so much

as a thank \ou Bob for taking.
us out of dept and actually
giving us a surplus, The Todd
bunch met secretly in the mid-
dle of the night. "they do not
answer to anyone" and fired
him, now that's gratitude for,
I for one will vote "NO ".
for the half-cent tax na long as
the (Todd Bunch) is running
the hospital. Thought you may
want to know, you will not see

the three words Indigent Care
Surtax on the ballot in No-
vember. The County Attorney
was asked to remove.the three
words "Indigent Care Surta\"
and only use the Statute num-
ber. Some of us may wantto
vote against the cent tax be-
cause of the politically incor-
rect -ords Indigenfr'A .
tax. ,w ,

George Pouliotte

Family: Husband, Andy Wells; sons, Darren and
Drake; daughters, Memori and Katie; and two twin
Resides in: Madison
Occupation: Principal's Secretary at Greenville
Spare time: Hunting and spending time with
Favorite place to travel: The mountains
Favorite season: Summer

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Wednesday, September 20, 2006


Madison County Carrier 3A.


Lee Limelight
Jacob Bembry

Lee PTO Staying Busy
The Lee PTO has set the date for the school's annual fall
festival for October 27. The PTO will be raffling off 13 baskets
at the carnival. Tickets will be available for purchase before, the
big event at Lee Elementary School.
The week of October 2-6, the PTO will sponsor special
days each week for the Madison County High School Home-
I attended the homecoming at Lee Worship Center. They
had a nice crowd who enjoyed a day of preaching, singing and
Please remember Crystal Farnell and Gator McIntosh in,
your prayers. They are supposed to do Crystal's kidney trans-
plant on Wednesday, September 20.
Also, remember Sherry Carter in your prayers. She is,
scheduled for major surgery in Georgia on Monday, September
Happy birthday wishes go out this week to Jakob Bowers,
who will turn six years old on September 20. Lindsey McHar-
gue will celebrate her 24th birthday on Friday, September 22.
Regina Forrest will celebrate her birthday on Saturday. Septem-
ber 23. Buddy Phillips will celebrate his birthday on Tuesday,
September 26. ,
Happy anniversary wishes go out to Jerome and Sherry
Carter who celebrate their 15th anniversary this Friday, Sep-
tember 22.
Belated birthday wishes go out to Eddie Brooks, who cele-
brated his big day on Monday, September 18'.
Belated anniversary wishes are also extended to Eddie and"
his bride, Carol, who celebrated their anniversary on Sunday,
September 17:
That's all the news for this week. Have a good week and a
beautiful forever! May God bless each and every one of you!

Madison Gatepost

Ginger Jarvis

Our Yard Says Fall Is Coming,

It's almost football weather! The nighttime temperatures
have fallen to a place we can actually open our windows in the
evenings. Of course, we must keep an eye on the late-day rains:
The leaf piles in our yard indicate that fall is just around the cor-
Sandy and Lilla Howerton had company over the weekend.
We know because we spotted Lilla toting a grandchild at Sun-
day lunch at ONeal's. She was happy to be holding that kid.
Bill and Margaret Throgmorton had as their weekend guest
Bill's son Grady from points south.
Our mother, Clara Barrett, was happy to see the throngs of
relatives and friends from several states who came for Father's
funeral Saturday. We had a fabulous family reunion and old-
home week. The sadness of the occasion did not quench our de-
light in visiting with, these folks so dear to us.
We want to send birthday greetings to these people for the
coming week. Rodney Irvine and Lindsay McHargue, Septem-
ber 22; Francina Robinson and Travis Strickland, Sept. 23;
Chelsea Robinson and Mabel Hampton -(is she already 58?),
Sept. 24; our good buddy Nell Ring, Donna Wyche, Kizzy
Mitchell, and Harvey Greene, Sept. 25; Danielle Kinsey, Martha
Frank, Shamella Pryor, Matthew Greene, and Sandy Howerton,
Sept. Sept. 27. Gatepost good wishes for all of you to have a
wonderful day of celebration.
Picket Fence Pride: Oak Ridge Cemetery in its fall-flower
simplicity. So many antique headstones to read, so many little
benches to sit and ponder the mysteries of life, so many lovely
flower arrangements to admire. We're proud to have'such a se-
cluded yet welcoming setting for our loved ones.
We're adding Juanita Ragans to our prayer list. She just had
knee surgery and is recovering.
Let's continue to pray for Jimmy VonRoden .
Don Placzkowski is also recovering from surgery. Let's
keep him in our prayers.
Keep Judy Placzkowski on our list. Her surgery was post-
We extend our sympathy to the family of Louie Vickers in
their time of grief at his passing.
'Gatepost wants to know who had a baby in your neighbor-
hood, who got engaged, and who won an archery competition.
Call us at (850) 973-4141 or 973-3820, email javvag@hot-
mail.com, or leave a note at the Greene Publishing Building on
Hwy. 53 S.
-Meet you at the gatepost next week.

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Bruce W. Woods -v- Kokila P. Woods Simple Dissolution
Lillian Arnold -v- Dorothy Fead Repeat Domestic Injunc-
Sandra Clark -v- Jason Fitch Repeat Domestic Injunction

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If I knew it would be the last time
That I'd see you fall asleep,
I would tuck you in more tightly
and pray the Lord, your soul to keep.

If I knew it would be the last time
that I see you walk out the door,
I would give you a hug and kiss
and call you back for one more

If I knew it would be the last time
I'd hear your voice lifted up in praise,
S I \in old video tape each
action and word, so I could play them back day after day.

If I knew it would be the last time,
I could spare an extra minute
to stop and say "I love you,"
instead of assuming you would KNOW I do.

If!i kn c it would be the last time
I would be there to share your day,
Well I'm sure you'll have so many more,
so I can let just this one slip away.

For surely there's always tomorrow
oi make up for.an, oversight,
and we always get a second chance
to make 'veirYtliny just right.

SThere will always be another day
to say "I love you, "
And crtainlv ltere ainot/it r chance.
to say our "Anything I can do?"

But just in case I might be wrong,
0,and today is all I get,
I'd like to say how much I love you
and I hope we never forget
T"omorro'' is not promnis ed to anoii. ,
young or old alike,
And today may be the last chance
you get to hold iotur loved on light.

S,4'. ... .. ,: ift yoii'te. r, 4tilis-jor tomsrfro.\,
/I) Inot do it today?
: For if tomorrow never comes.
you'll s, ely reh' e tt tl c a '. .

That you didn't take that extra time for a smile,
a hug, or a kiss
and you were too busy to grant solnitone,
what turned out to be their
one last wish.

So hold your loved ones, close today,
and whisper in their ear ,
Tell them how much you love them
and that you'll always hold them dear

Take time to say "I'm sorry,"
"Please forgive me," "Thank you," or "It's okay."
And if tomorrow never comes,
you'll have no regrets about today.

Traci Carver Adams -v- Robert Anthony Adams Dissolu-
tion of Marriage
Shonerica Wilson & DOR -v- Ozaki Robinson Support
Mary Graham & DOR -v- Alaine Williams Support
Rishanda Jonas & DOR -v- Kelvin Jonas Support
Dorothy McCloud & DOR -v- Douglas Jones Support
Sharrise, Watson & DOR -v- Shannon Robinson Support
Janice Fead & DOR -v- Cherry McCray Support
Denise N. Jennings -v- Oment V. Livingston Domestic In-
Jeffery B. Williams -v- Jacqueline M. Williams Simple
Evelyn Baldwin -v- Dorothy Fead Repeat Domestic In-
Kristin R. Bass -v- Joseph Clint Bass Dissolution of Mar-
Sierra Stevens -v- Kristin Edason Repeat Domestic In-
Melissa Hunter -v- Stanford Hunter Dissolution of Mar-
Alessia Thomas -v- Brian Bish Support
Mashady Givens & DOR -v- Gregory Frost Support
Lisa Straws & DOR -v- Stephen Miller Support
Kimberly Livingston -v- Antonio Livingston Domestic In-
Yvonne Fox & DOR -v- Lisa Fox Support
Shaunish McIntyre & DOR -v- Mario Ealy Support


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cont from page 1A

Gwen Putnal, into the town's city limits.
The Council appointed Keith. Webb and Neal Davis, who
live in Pine Trace subdivision, to the town's Planning and Zon-
ing Board.
Town Manager Cheryl Archambault presented the board
with its annual report.

questions from patients and all the complaints from the public.
Schindler said the suspension was temporary and it had
come as the result of a complaint filed by David Abercrombie,
administrator at Madison County Memorial Hospital.
A hearing has been scheduled with the Board of Osteo-
pathic Medicine for November. She said that if the board re-'
jects her agreement with the Department of Health, she would
get a chance to litigate it. If the board accepts it, there is no
reason for litigation.
Schindler said that she didn't know at this time if she
would pursue any court action against Abercrombie or

cont from page 1A
"I have a year to decide that," she said. "Right now, I'm
just focused on getting back to work."
Schindler added, "I'm just glad to be back. It was an un-
fortunate error but it's going to be okay."
Comparing her situation to a mythological creature, she
said, "I feel a little bit like the phoenix rising from the ashes."
After 12 years in Madison, Schindler said her patients are
like her family.
"I don't have any patients I don't love," she said. "They're
all my family."


cont from page 1A


cont from page 1A

talion. He has approximately 170 men and women in his com-'
mand. He wasn't able to tell this reporter where in Afghanistan
he will be stationed. He wasn't able to say exactly what his du-
ties will be. The mission of the 160th Military Police Battalion,
according to globalsecurity.org, "is to provide command, staff
planning, administration and logistical support for the operation
of internment and resettlement facilities."
The 160th Military Police Battalion has several. Florida-
based units. In June of 2002, the battalion was activated for duty
in Kandahar, Afghanistan but eventually ended up at Guan-
tanamo Bay, Cuba in charge of running Camp Delta and adjoin-
ing Camp America.
This is only Stalnaker's first year as principal of MCCS.
"This is my first year as head dog," Stalnaker said. But he has
been teaching for 20 years as of January. He likes teaching at the
middle school level best, though he has tau-igh K through eighth
graders math and phys-ed. Stalnakef was an assistant principal
at MCCS for three years before he became the principal. Stal-
naker and Madison County School Superintendent Lou Miller
are working on a plan to keep things running smoothly while he
is deployed. His position will be waiting for him when he re-
As the time draws closer for Stalnaker to leave, he said he
is having to depend on his faith in God to strengthen him. He
said he trusts the Lord to back him up in all his endeavors. "The
Lord says fear not, for I am with thee," Stalnaker said. "God tells
me I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me."
Stalnaker has a lot of praise for the community and the sup-
poit he has received. He said concerned citizens are asking about
his family and telling him if they need any help while he is gone,
to call. "I am asking all of Madison not only to remember me
and my family, but the other 150 or so soldiers for which I am
responsible," Stalnaker said. "We're gonna get the job done and
come home.", ,

Madison County. Sheriff's Office were dispatched to the
scene. After determining that Vickers was dead, Sgt. Jansch
requested investigative assistance and Lt. Mark W. Joost
also responded to the scene.
Preliminary investigation revealed that family members
discovered Vickers locked inside his residence. Viekers was
last seen at approximately 8 p.m. on Wednesday, September
13, and he spoke with his sister on the telephone at approx-
imately 10 p.m. that evening.

people they represent.
You might ask, "What are my Plans?" My answer would be
to offer fair and honest representation to the best of my ability.
I will promise to address each problem with and decision-mak-
ing process with a common sense approach. I know I can't
please everyone every time. but it will, not be because I didn't
try. I feel that fair representation can be accomplished by first
understanding the issue and then taking a common sense ap-
proach to .solving the problem.
I would also like to see, Madison County begin to acquire
new businesses where our young citizens can make a living and
continue enjoying the land and pleasures of their childhood. If
we.do not provide an opportunity for our younger generation to
make a good living in our county, they will have to. leave to be

Friends and relatives indicated that Vickers had a histo-
ry of depression and that this depression had increased re-
The preliminary investigation by Lt. Joost and the ined-
ical examiner's office indicates that Vickers apparently died
of a self-inflicted injury. The formal cause of death is pend-
ing the outcome of the investigation and laboratory results.
T.J. Beggs Funeral Home in Madison is handling funer-
al arrangements for Vickers.

cont from page 1A
able to provide for their families.
Thank you for taking your valuable time to read about. my
family and plans for the future. May God bless each one and in
closing may I leave this scripture with you: "Let your speech al-
ways be gracious, seasoned with salt, so you.will know how to
speak with every man." -Colossian- 4:6

Jerry Page

P.S.: Please vote for. Jerry Page November 7, 2006 for Madison
County Commissioner District 2.
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ily received friends at Beggs Chapel
on Monday, September 15, 2006
from 6 to 8 p.m.
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County, Florida on October 14, 1922,
the son of the late Peter Sockel and
Florence Latner Sockel. He was a
lifelong resident of Madison County
and attended Pine Grove Baptist
Church. He was employed by Tri
County Electric and had worked
there for 63 years. He held many po-
sitions while working with Tri-Coun-
ty and, 'at the time of his death, he
was a dispatcher. He loved to hunt,
fish and work in his garden.
He is survived by his wife of 42
years, Mouzon Seals Sockel, of
Madison, sisters and brothers-in-law;
Lorena and Ed Kelly of Madison,
Sherry and Ben Seals of Tallahassee,
Rose and Loring Gaston of Madison,
SuEllen Seals of Madison and There-
sa and Joe Washington of Pinetta; and
one uncle, Lawrence (Sonny) Latner,
Jr. of Perry. He was a favorite uncle
to many nieces, nephews, great
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ment and upcoming marriage of their dauglterL.
Andrea Louise Price, to Milton Brinson
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Ms. Price is the granddaughter
of the late Mr. and Mrs. Andre
Albert Kierbow, Manchester.
Georgia, and the late Mr. and
Mrs. Harvey Price, Lake Butler, .
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Mr. Clinkscales is the son
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Clinkscales, Sr., and the late ..
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from ManchesterHigh School and
received a Bachelor of Science de-
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and a Master's degree as an Instruc-
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tion from Columbus State Universit..
Columbus, Georgia. While there she .ias a
member of Kappa Delta Phi HIlo.or Soiert.
Ms. Price graduated magna cum laude tor her
bachelor's degree and suma cum laude for her master's
degree. She received the Alumni Scholarship Award while
working on her Master's, and is currently a member of the Uni-
versity's Alumni Society. She is also a member of Georgia's
Music Educators' Association, Music Educators National Con-
ference, and the Professional Association of Georgia Educators.
She is a former Vocal Instructor for Literary Girls' Trio and
Girl's Soloist of the Year for Manchester high School. In 1997,
Ms. Price was inducted into the "Outstanding Young Women of
America." She was also nominated for Disney's Teacher of the
Year in 1999. She began her career with the Elementary School
in Manchester working as a teacher with the Special Instruction
Assistance Program, which works with primary aged.at-risk stu-
dents in kindergarten and first grade. Afterwards, she was a
homeroom teacher for second and third grade students. When
Manchester and Warm Springs schools combined, she taught
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55 Plus Club Statts Up Monthly Luncheons Nnd Meetinyg

The Rocky Springs United Methodist Church's ladies and Lilly Moore helped prepare a delicious luncheon
for the 55 Plus Club. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jessalyn Covell, Sept. 13, 2006)

By Jessalyn Covell
Greene Publishing, Inc.
On Wednesday, September
13, the 55 Plus Club held their
first ,monthly luncheon and
meeting for the second half of
the year.
There was a Wonderful fel-
lowship of old and new faces.
For -lunch, the Rocky
Springs United Methodist
Church prepared a wonderful
meal of sandwiches, pasta sal-
ad, green salad, sweet tea and
every dessert imaginable.
For the meeting, there were
two guest speakers, Suzie God-
frey, North Florida Community
College (NFCC) Community
Education Specialist and David
Abercrombie, Administrator of
the Madison County Memorial
Hospital (MCMH).
Godfrey provided an' as-,
sortment of classes, that NFCC
provides to help better edicaite
the rider,' ,-f -Madison and
the _urroundirg areas.
Some of these various
classes include computer class-
es, small business development
center classes, CPR/First aid
classes, and arts and crafts
classes, exercise classes, dri-
ving classes and personal en-
richment classes.
The computer classes are

made up for four classes, com-
puter for senior adults, Excel
computer: class, beginning
computer class and file man-
agement computer class.
There are plenty of small
business development classes
that will help residents become
more successful in their person-
al businesses. Introduction to
Quickbooks, Introduction, to
.computer basics, Getting ;a ,
Small Business Started, Busi-
ness 'Plans, Small Busines's
Loans, Basic Computer Soft-
ware and intermediate.,classes.
that include Word Processing,
Spreadsheets and Databases;
these are all significant classes
that provide information on
how to manage one's business.
NFCC's CPR/lst Aid
Classes give residents the op-
portunity to be 'experienced in
the following classes, health-
care provider CPR, All ages
CPR,; Basic First Aid. and a
;CPR Intructor Class
For fun, the college offers
arts and crafts classes such as
ceramic. and paper crafts and
scrap booking crafts.
NFCC cares about keeping
Madison residents health. This
is why basic yoga and dance
.cardio mix is offered at the col-

NFCC offers an abundance
of driving courses such as basic
driver improvement "ticket"
courses, a first time driver
course and coaching the mature
Additionally, the college
has personal enrichment cours-
es that entail hunter's safety
course, a real estate course and
on a Tuesday Night 'at the
Opera course.
Also, there are over 290
Online Community Education
courses that are available to
choose from..
For further class informa-
tion, please contact Suzie God-
frey, Community Education
Specialist at 973-9453.
The second guest speaker,
David Abercrombie, Adminis-
trator of MCMH, spoke about
the building project for a new
hospital on its way in Madison.
He kept his speech short,
with no notes, touching on key
points about what needs to hap-
pen in order for Madison to
have a new, state-of-the-art
He stated that the remain-
ing hospital is 52 years old and
that the hospital may not be,
functional within three y ears.
Also, the hospital cannot
be renovated because the De-

apartment of Health codes have
changed drastically in the last
52 years.
The hospital's economic
impact is. $36,000,000 -
53,000,000 which brings in
much business and many jobs
for the Madison coniniunii\.
Other key points that Aber-
crombie zoned in on were that
the hospital has anywhere from
100-120 employees, time fac-
tQrs are critical to some illness-
es and injuries such as a heart
attack, stroke, multi-system
trauma and -e eial other physi-
cal problems.
Abercrombie stated, "A
yes vote is to keep. and improve
the quality of life in Madison."
Altogether, the 55 Plus
Club had a good time of min-
gling with friends and getting.
informed on the latest in their

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John and Kay Hudson were all smiles at the lun-
cheon and meeting. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by
Jessalyn Covell, Sept. 13, 2006)

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NFCC Community Education Specialist and 55
Plus Club guest speaker, Suzie Godfrey and United
Methodist Cooperative Ministries Chairman, Tony
Hughey enjoy the good fun, food and fellowship.
(Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jessalyn Covell,
Sept. 13, 2006)

* "I'm Back"

Thank you to all*

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*shown support for me*

:during these very dif-,

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.gave me hope. I look.

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Former State Trooper Enjoys Being Assistant Principal At MCCS

By Jessalyn Covell
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Davis Barclay is the assis-
tant principal for Madison
County Central School
(MCCS). But, in another life,
Barclay rode the highways of
Florida saving lives and.bust-
ing the bad guy. Tall, distin-
guished looking, with a full
head of steel-gray hair, Bar-
clay now cruises the hallway
of MCCS, keeping order and
teaching students discipline.
Davis Barclay was born in
Greenville. He graduated from
Greenville High School and
spent four years in the Air

Force. In the Air Force, he
worked in the Air Medical
Evacuation Department. The
last two years, he was in Viet-
nam from 1967-1969.
Barclay spent 31 years in
the Florida Highway Patrol
(FHP) Agency. He worked in
Nassau County for 23 years
and worked in Duval County
for eight years. He served
FHP as a Traffic Homicide In-
"My job was to investi-
gate and reconstruct what hap-
pened in car crashes. It was a
very rewarding job. Routine
traffic patrol is important, it is

the backbone of the agency.
My job gave me the opportu-
nity to let family members
know how their loved ones
During his time working
with FHP, he met a number of
significant people. He had the
opportunity to meet former
President Ronald Reagan, he
was in the audience of Pope
John Paul II in Miami, he was
involved in the
Democratic/Republican Na-
tional Conventions in Miami
in 1972 and met former Presi-
dent Richard Nixon.
Barclay attended the Gov-

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where he met Governor-Elect
Bob Graham. He met Gra-
ham's wife, attended the Gov-
ernor's Ball as a security
member and secured the
White House during innagua-
Barclay has several ac-
complishments and ,awards
that he has collected over the
years. Some of these included
him being ranked as a Corpo-
ral in FHP and receiving a cer-
tificate of Valor fr4m the
Florida Private Security Foun-
dation. He retired from FHP in
Barclay has various col-
lege degrees. He received his
Bachelor of Arts and Educa-
tion in Social Studies from the
University of North Florida.
Then, he went on to Troy Uni-
versity, where he obtained a
master's degree in education.
After retiring from FHP,
he decided to further his col-
lege career by attending Al-
bany State University where
he obtained a specialist degree
in Education Administration
and Leadership.
He first began teaching in
Camden County, Georgia,
where hB taught Social Stud-
ies. Then, he taught law en-'
forcement and helped estab-
lish a law enforcement school
and helped write the curricu-
lum. for law enforcement in'
Georgia high schools.
He has two girls including
Christie, 30 who has two chil-
dren, a boy and a girl. She is
married to a former tennis pro.
His other daughter, Kim. 29 is
married to Zack Johnson. a
professional goiter \\ho re-

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cently made the Professional
Golfers Association (PGA)
Davis Barclay has been
the Assistant Principal for
Madison County. Central
School (MCCS) since July 25,
Barclay noted, ."This is
sikch a satisfying job. Law en-
forcement is a teaching tool. It
helps develop interpersonal
skills, communication skills

and the ability to face adverse
situations. These skills help
make quick and sound deci-
sions and sensory perception
to be able to deal with people
in a firm, but fair way.' "Disci-
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Hickory Grove United Methodist Church

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The entire Hickory Grove Community andthe members
of Hickory Grove United Methodist Church have already
picked off the peanuts that will be served at Founder's Day
06. Founder's Day will be held again this year on Saturday,
October 21, 2006.
This marks the 16th consecutive year that Founder's Day
has been celebrated. For the past two Saturday s. the back
yard of the church was filled with church members and' sever-
al loads of peanuts to be picked off and put in the freezer for
the Celebration. Nearly 25 bushels of peanuts have already
been picked off, and according to Peanut Chairman, Eugene,
Williams, they will be ready to eat before 9:00 a.m. on the

Things are slowly coming together at the church. Most .
folks have already made their homemade ja j m s. jellies, pickles -
and even pickled okra. There should even be plenty of fresh,- ..
homemade pepper sauce that you can take o\ er to the collard -
booth, and put on your greens, prior to eating.
The sugarcane is growing quite %%ell at the tain ot El\ \ n
McLeod; the official cane-growing expert at the church. Ad-
cording to Elwyn, they will start stripping, cutting. and even making syrup at least two weeks
prior to Founder's Day. That wai. there \\ill be plenty of the tasty, golden syrup to purchase
on your visit to Fqunder'gDay. Also. there t ill be plenty of empty plastic jugs, so you can take
home some of the tasty cane juice elixir to put in your refrigerator for drinking during the week.
Cousin' Mary Lou's Countr\ Kitchen is getting geared up for early morning biscuits and


sausage or ham. The old wood burning stoves will be cleaned
out during one of the upcoming work days which will be held
^ every Saturday during September and October. The wood
.- will be cut and the stoves in good working order, just waiting
to produce that wonderful aroma of biscuits baking the old
fashioned way.
i. Of course, this will be the very first year without our resi-
'A ,dent expert, Cousin Mary Lou Buchanan, as she passed away
"' "in January. But, we assure you that her spirit will be present,
S' and making sure the biscuit makers are doing it just right,
even down to making sure the finger prints are on top of each
and every biscuit as they are patted down.
Hickory Grove is proud to announce our new minister, and
.-. his name is Dr. Brian Wilcox, He originally hails from the
-'- southern part of Georgia, so that means he already knows how
to ride a mule, we hope. He will deliver his very first
Founder's Day sermon at around 2:30 p.m. That is, if he does
: .. not get thrown off the mule on his way to the church! Rev.
Wilcox has been welcomed to 'our Church Community with
open arms, and he is excited about attending his very first
Founder's Day event.
Mark your calendars, and plan to come to the 16th Annual Founder's Day Celebration at
Hickory Grove United Methodist Church. It will all begin around 8 a.m. There will be plenty
of food, fun, and gospel singing. You may just want to walk around on the grounds, and enjoy
a great day outside in God's Great World. we fondly call Nature!

Madison Garden Club Begins Regular Season

By Terry Rykard
The Madison Garden
Club began their regular sea-
son recently and had a great
turn out for the business meet-
ing to get things going for the
President Mina Blood-
worth opened the meeting and
greeted all in attendance
Inda Tinney gave the in-
vocation and blessing and pre-
sented 'her theme foi our
club's next two \ears:
Linda Gibson. our horti-
culture chairman ga'e a \kon-
derfuil talk on the wonderful
H\acinth 'ine she has that
blooms when no oilither flom ers
are in their prime. She
brought a beautiful example to
sho%\ the groLp.
The clubs major projects
for the 2006-2007 are- Rain
Barrel Project As a state
sponsored project, Madison
Garden Club will be installing
and teaching the importance
of collecting natural rain\\ after
to hydrate flowers. Our first
outing will be September 21.
2001 at the Greenville Primna-
ry School for the first and sec -
ond grade students. This vill
be a hands-on project in con-
junction with the Madison Ex-
tension Agency, the Madison
County 4-H and the Master
Gardeners of Panama City.
This is the first of many we in-
tend to install all over the
Fun with Flowers Our
Club will be visiting with the
Hughey Memorial Center to
teach and fellowship with the
residents there with chairmen
Karla Rooks and Joyce
Primm. All fun with flowers
projects will allow the resi-
dents to keep what they make.
It is important not to forget
that our senior citizens are im-
portant and love to do things.
Four Freedoms Festival

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Linda Gibson, Horticulture Chairman gives an informative talk on the Hyacinth vine at the Garden Club
Meeting. (Photo submitted by Terry Rykard)

- We will be having a work-
shop on floral design prior to
our decorating a downstairs
room at the Smith Mansion.
Members are encouraged to
attend as this has been. voted
as a major project.
Christmas at the Man-
sion Our club has chosen
"Merry Old England" as the
theme for the library at the
mansion during the holidays.
Chairman Sally Hubbard, a
true English lady, has agreed
to make this as authentic as
humanly possible. What a
"Hee Haw" Fundraiser

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in January We will be hay-
ing this fun and lively event at
a date to be announced in Jan-
uary. Look Out all Citizens of
Madison County! Chairmen
Catherine Cassidy and Terri
Rykard will be contacting you
shortly! If you don't sign up
and volunteer to be a part of
this project, you may be draft-
ed into service! It's much bet-
ter to go ahead and call us to
be a part of this wonderful fun.
We'll be selling tickets for this
event, which is an important
way to fund all. our state and
community projects.
The Garden Club is sell-
ing Breast Cancer Awareness
Pins for a $3 donation. They
are very attractive and 100%
of the money goes to the
cause. Our Club is also selling
fantastic 2006-07 FFGC cal-
endars. They are $6.50 each
and make great gifts. There is
an award winning design on
each month that gives ideas in
The month of September,
Madison Garden Club has
awarded the "Yard of the
Month" to Joe and Penny
.Worden. Remember, you
don't have to be a member to

get this award. We are out
looking at yards all the time!
The club has agreed to do-
nate $100 to the State Water
Conference in District III.
Our club suffered a
tremendous loss with the pass-
ing of Willie Clare Copeland,
our tree chairman. Agreeing to
attempt to fill this post are
Nell Ring and Frances
The' club is purchasing
'twenty mature white Crepe
Myrtle trees to be planted
along Highway 90 as one way
to beautify our lovely commu-
Our new caterer Chef Jeff
Bloodworth made all waddle
out of the meeting after a
scrumptious meal of: BBQ
pulled pork, BBQ meat balls,
Homemade sausage, baked
beans, slaw, croissants and
buns and then we were de-
lighted to have not one, but
two kinds of homemade ice
cream Peach and Vanilla!!!
To make matters much worse
for us all we had brownies and
cupcakes to go with it!!!!! The
members gained many
pounds!! Thank you to the en-
tire Bloodworth family for

loving us too much!.
The Executive Board, un-
der the supervision of our two
Elite designers, Karla Rooks
and daughter Catherine Cas-
sidy decorated the hall with
sunflowers, curly willow, eu-
calyptus, lemons, limes and
oranges! It was a beautiful in-
novative use of the elements!
If anyone would like to at-
tend a Garden Club meeting to
see if its right for you, you
need no permission, just call
President Mina Bloodworth at

973-9363 and she'll tell you all
about it and how much the lun-
cheons cost. We are a group of
diverse people who love to
have fun and generally have a
great time no matter what we
are involved with! We wel-
come men and women and are
proud to say we have four cou-
ples that are members! Bring
on the fella's!

We have wonderful pro-
grams lined up for this year!,

October Joint Meeting
with Woman's Club for the an-
nual tree planting ceremony
November Hardy Fall
and Winter Bloomers by Janet
& Steve Fryman of Williston.
December Laura Mock,
Master Floral Designer, FFGC
of Perry, will do a design show
a friend!
January "Hee Haw"
February "Roses and
their Care" by Mary Maude,
March Friendly Recy-
April "Make It and Take
It" Succulent Dish Gardens by
Dawn Strickland of Live Oak.
May "Herbs of the
Bible" by Kat Benford of
Panama City.

Our club got so much te-
dious business out of the way
that the rest of our season is
just FUN, FUN, FUN!!!
We meet the first Thursday of
the month September through
May every year! Dues are $22.
Luncheons are $7 per person.


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By Donna Odom
SSTRIDE Teacher for MCHS and MCCS
When I x% as asked to. write for the "School Bell" section of the
paper, I was not sure what to write. As I looked back on my expe-
riences in teaching, I have found that it takes an entire school sys-
tem,to educate the students. The saying, "It takes a village to raise.
a child," holds true for educating our students as well. When we
think of education, many times we think of the teachers only. I
know that the teachers are with the students more than anyone. I
know the long hours, the hard work, and the dedication it takes for
teaching. I am a teacher. But when we look at the student's whole
day, teachers have help from many others.
The bus drivers bring them to us every morning and take them
home every afternoon. Some of the drivers have to make more than
just one trip. If you feel that the bus drivers are not an important
part of education, just ride with one of the drivers one afternoon.
You will see just how important they are.
We also have these great men and women who ,ork in the
cafetena. The\ not only do breakfast, but ha'.e to' feed an taimlir of
hungry children lunch as well. You think it is hard to clean up af-
ter your few children at home, think about cooking and cleaning up
after all those hungry children.
The schools are kept clean and neat thanks to the wonderful
men and women who clean and pick up after all our siudeits every-
day. I know as a teacher, I appreciate the fact that they are there to
keep out rooms clean.
We also have these great secretaries who not only keep up with
the teachers, but all the other millions of messages they get in a day.
They also have to take care of a lot of paper work for the teachers
and principals. I myself get tired of the paperwork.
The students also get the privilege of having great libraries to
visit. Our librarians not only have to keep up with the books but all
the technology for our classrooms as well.
We also have many wonderful teachers' aides who assist in the
classrooms. I know that anytime a teacher has one in his or her
class, it makes teaching a little easier.
The county office is also a vital part of education. They are the
school- system's central control station. There are many faces there
who keep things up and going. They make many important deci-
sions that affect the well being of our students and faculties. Many
of them try really hard to make our school system better.
I would like to revisit the teacher for just a moment. My wish
for teachers is that one day our society and government will re-
member the importance of educating our children. I wish that a lbt
of our past values could be brought back into our school systems. I
know how much time, prayer, money, and of themselves, and of
themselves, teachers put into teaching their students. My prayer is
for teachers to continue to give all of themselves to the students and
never forget we are teaching our future.
In closing, I would like to take a moment to say thanks to all of
the people who have gotten me to this point in my teaching career
and to this point in my life. I know, without a doubt, that I have
been blessed with many great families. My personal family has
been that ultimate support in my life decisions. They have stood by
me through it all. My school family and church family have also
been wonderful in supporting me and my teaching. Last, I know
without a doubt that the good Lord above has put me where I am
supposed to be. Randall Buchanan always had the saying in his of-
fice, "No man stands so tall as he who stoops to help a child." We
should all be stooping to help our future!
Mopth lioridca C community C college
Gpads Receive P ivct e Flordtha

C ollee ScholaCIrships
North Florida Community College graduates Norman R.
Brightwell of Madison and Leslie B. Greenlee of Pinetta have
received scholarships from Florida's independent college orga-
nization that will help them complete bachelor's degree pro-
grams at independent colleges.
Brightwell is majoring in accounting at Saint Leo Univer-
sity, and Greenlee is majoring in education at Saint Leo.
Brightwell is a correctional officer at Madison correctional In-
stitution and volunteer fire fighter. Greenlee is a Sunday school
teacher and works part-time in the NFCC Registrar's Office.
They received Presidential Access Scholarships awarded by
the Independent Colleges & Universities of Florida to outstand-
ing community college graduates who enroll at non-profit pri-
vate colleges and universities in Florida.

A Child"


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Madison Academy Hosts Summer Reading Program

By Jessalyn Covell
Greene Publishing, Inc.
On Friday, Sept. 8, Madi-
son Academy hosted a Sum-
mer Reading Program.
The fifth grade students
led prayer and pledge in re-
membrance of 9/11.
Also, in honor of Patriots
Day, the students wore. red,
white and blue.
All of the students who
participated received awards
and prizes.
There were 105 students
from the Academy who partic-
ipated in the Summer Reading
'Classroom winners re-

ceived a lava lamp in addition
to certificates and other vari-
ous prizes.
The overall winner of the
Summer Reading Program
was Abigail Blanton, who read
11,336 pages over the sum-
In addition to the prizes the
other winners received, she re-
ceived $15.00 gift card from
Borders and a $25.00 gift card
from Target.
The Parents and Teachers Or-
ganization (PAT Club) provid-
ed prizes for classroom win-
ners arid the overall winner of
'the Summer Reading Pro-


Madison Academy's Summer Reading Program classroom winners earned lava lamps for reading the en-
tire summer. Front row, pictured left to right are: William Pickles, Abby Hettinger, Courtney Strickland, Sara
Evans, Bailey Browning, Reese Rutherford, Kayla Reeves and Abby Reeves. Back row, pictured left to right are:
Abigail Vasquez, Abigail Blanton and Kailee Morris. (Photo submitted)

Nora Walker Wears Three Hats

While Serving Greenville Elementary

A few of the PAT Club officers visited the Academy
to present an award to the overall winner of the Acad-
emy's Summer Reading Program, Abigail Blanton. Pic-
tured left to right are: Misti Archambault, Abigail Blan-
ton, Rhonda Gore and Neva Baltzell. (Photo submit-

MCHS Class Of 86 Reunion
Attention members of NMadison County High School
Class of 19s6. Plans are being made for our upconung 20 1ear
reunion. The reunion is scheduled for October 7th to coincide
%\ith MNCHS's Homeconming i- weekend. There v. ill be a picnic
for class members and their families that Satiuda\ from 12:00
to 2:,90.at the Gazebo in the CiLN Park. Then hjeiq \-.i4,be.4
dance beginning at 7:00 Saturda, night at Diine ENents on
the Valdosta Highway. The cost for the reunion is 140 per
couple or $25 per indil dual
If \ou are interested in attending, call or email one of the
follo ming people:
Kathryn Bibb Cante 973-344-1 or aite i ('(iOrthiiiiik.une
Kathy Maxv.ell Paiman sl.1pau1anW('Lmail m iI 1On
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Nora Walker

Bv Jessalyn Covell
Gr(eene Publishing, Inc.
Nora Walker of
Greenville wears three differ-
ent, yet important hats while
% working at, Greenville Ele-
mentary School (GES).
She is the Curriculum Co-
ordinator, the Reading Coach
and the Guidance Counselor.
She has been working at
GES for 32 years.
Walker stated, "I enjoy all
of the people here. The chil-
dren and the staff are great.
I'm a total people person."
As a Curriculum Coordi-
nator, she does everything in
her power to make sure that
the students reach their high-
est potential of learning that
they can.
While wearing the Read-
ing Coach hat, she makes sure
that all of the teachers are up
to date on the latest strategies
in teaching reading.
As serving GES as the
Guidance Counselor, she
makes sure that all of the stu-
dents are placed appropriately
for their level of learning.
Walker received her
Bachelor's of Science degree
from Florida State University
and is a diehard Seminole fan.
Her family includes her
husband, Monroe Walker Se-

nior who is a farmer and a cat-
tleman. They have four chil-
dren that include Amy Ham-
mock who works with the
Florida 'Legislature, Marilyn
Walker who is a pharmacist at
Walmart, Monroe Walker who
works for Delta Technology
and Valerie Mundt who is a
pharmacist at Walmart. Also,
she has a grand child, Harley.
Mundt. .
Walker stated, The stu-
dents here at Greenville Ele-

mentary School learn more
than just academics. We try to
instill values that will make

them leaders in the communi-
ty. Were preparing them to
give back."

The Lee Elementary School miles) Fall Festival will be
held the last Friday in October. 27.
There \\ill be plenty of booths. games, a huge slide and
food for families and their children, students and staff to enjoy.
Tickets will be on sale at the festii al.
The Fall Festmal will be held from 5-7 p m.
For further information, please contact Cindy Reese at 973-


The' Madison County Board of County Commissioners will hold a public
hearing in the County Commission Meeting Room, Courthouse Annex, 229
SW Pinckney Street, Madison, Florida, on Wednesday October 4, 2006 at
9:00 a.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, to consider the

APPLICATION: A request by JJH&T Properties, LLC for a small-scale
amendment to the Madison County Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use
Map for the purpose of reclassifying 10 acres from Agriculture 2 to
Residential 1 zoning.

LOCATION OF PROPERTY: Section 31, Township 1 North, Range 9 East,
Parcel # 5103-000-000. Located west of the, westerly right-of-way line of
County Road 360A.

A copy of the application is available for inspection by the public during nor-
mal business hours at the Board of County Commissioners, Administration
Office, Room 219, Courthouse Annex, Madison, Florida (Phone:-850-973-

All interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect
to the above referenced application. Any person wishing to appeal any deci-
sion made at the above referenced public hearing will need to ensure-that a
verbatim record of the proceedings is made.



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Aucilla Christian Loses

To Cottondale 40-0

By Janet Schrader
Greene Publishing,
Aucilla Christian
Academy traveled to
Cottondale for a Fri-
day night game Sep-
tember 15. The War-
riors fought hard but
lost 40-0.
According to
Coach Joe Striplin,
the Warriors played
well in the first half.
At the end of the half;
the score was 6-0 with
Cottondale only up by
one touchdown. In the
second half, Striplin
said his defense gave
up some big plays.
"They did. not
score one touchdown
off a drive," Striplin
said., "Well they did
have one drive, for six

JT Ward

All of Cotton-,
dale's touchdowns
came off big plays.
Cotfondale caught
two interceptions for
touchdowns and had a
TD off special teams.
The Offensive
Player of the Game
foi the Cottondale
game went to J.T.
Ward. Ward graded
out at 95 percent on
the offensive line.
I The Defensive

Woody Vollertson

Player of the .Game
went to Woody
Vollertson, a defen-
sive end k' ith six tack-.
les and two assists. .
This Friday, ACA
hosts Panama Cit)
Christian. Panama
city Christian is com-
ing off a loss to Carra-
belle. Striplin said
Panama City Clhrist-
ian had several play-,
ers out suspended that
will be back Friday to

play the Warriprs.
This will be
ACA's first Panhandle
Conference game for
the season. "One of
our goals is to win the
conference trophy,"
Striplin said. "But our
main goal is to win
the district champi-,
Panama Cityr
Christian runs out of
an l-forniation, like
Aucilla, Christian..
Striplin said Panama
City Christian's quar-
terback has. a, good'
arm and the team has
some size on the of-
fensive line. He said
they have several
good running backs.
with some speed.
"We can't give up the
big play." Striplin

ACA Cross Country Finishes Fourth

By Janet Schrader
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Cross-country season
opened Sarurday. Sept. 9. for the
Aucilla Chnsuan Academy team.
The girls traveled to Tdllahassee
to compete in the Lincoln In% ita-
tional. ACA did "'ell e'cn
though their top runner Olivia
Sorenson w\as not able to finish
the race due to heat-related is-
sues. The Lady \Waniots cross
country team placed fourth be-
hind first-place Leon, second-
place Lincoln and third-place

John Paul II.
"We're do%\n a little from
last s ear." coach Dan Nienstiel
said. "We're not as strong as we
have been in the past."
But Nienstiel expects the
Ladv Warmors to improve
throughout the \ear and come on
strong "-The last four \ears we
peaked earl\." Niensuel said.
"We're rn ing to build sloI\ 1 this
Trisin Soienson was ACA's
top finisher, placing ninth overall
\ith .a ume of 23:05. Sarah

Sorenson placed 17th with a time
of 23:22. Michaela Roccanti
placed 18th 'wil a time of 23:50.
"Michaela did a great job,"
Nienstiel said. "Her time was
considerably faster than this race
last year."
The fourth-best finisher for
ACA was Anna Finlayson, anew
runner on the team. Finlayson
finished 52nd with a ume of
The girls travel back to Tal-
lahassee this Saturday, Sept. 16.
for the Cougar Challenge.

Cowgirls Take

Hamilton County In Four

By Janet Schrader

Cowgirl volleyball .traveled showed a lot of leader-
to Hamilton Count) for the first ship against Hamilton
of two matches this season. Varsi- County, according to
ty Co\sgirls won their march in coach Bill Bunting.
four games while the JV played (Greene Publishing Inc.
two matches and won both. This Photo by Janet Schrader
recent win put the varsity Cow- Sept. 1, 2006.)
girls at 2-2 for the season. ,
The varsity girls son the first "'
game 25-18. lost the second 11- ,-:.
25, won the third 25-11 and s'Ion
the last game to take the match in
the best three out of four. 25-20.
aMegan Jackson had 24 kills,
36 assists and eight digs.
Alexis Sowell had 18 kills %
for the four 2ames, along with .,:
four blocks and five dies.
Ashley Haynes had 15 kills,
eight blocks and six digs.
Jackson had three aces. Alex-
is Stalnaker had five aces. Brit- r g 1
tanN Da'is had tmo aces and I
Ale'is So%%ell had one ace.
The JV girls won their match
in rwo games. The JV Cowgirls
%'on the first game 25-15 and the
second 25-23. Kayla Sapp had
seven straight service points in
game one and seen more straight .
senr ice points in game two.
Coach Bill Bunting said
Emily Hentges sho"'ed a lot of i m a
hustle and Rand\ Lyn Flod -
sho\ed leadership during the .
Hamilton games.
Look for Cowgirl volleyball
at home again on Tuesday. Sept.
19 when the girls host Ta\lorA
County. The JY Co%%girls play at N
6 p.m. ith the arsity taking the
court at 7 p.m.



The Suwannee River Water Management District has tentatively adopted a
measure to increase its property tax levy.

Last year's property tax levy:

Initially proposed tax levy
Less tax reductions due to Value Adjustment
Board and other assessment changes

C. Actual property tax levy

This year's proposed tax levy:


($ 50,746)


This tax increase is applicable to: Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette,
Madison, Suwannee, Taylor, and Union counties, and portions of Alachua,
Baker, Bradford, Jefferson, Levy and Putnam counties.

All concerned citizens are invited to attend a public hearing on the tax increase to
be held on:

SEPTEMBER 26, 2006
5:30 P.M.
Corner of U.S. 90 and C.R. 49
Live Oak, Florida

A FINAL DECISION on the proposed tax increase and the budget will be made
during this hearing.




(Millage per $1000)
(.4914 Mills)

Ad Valorem Taxes
Documentary Stamp Taxes
Florida Forever
Local Revenues
Wetlands Grant
DEP Coastal Zone Management Grant
ERP Grant
ERP Suwannee River Partnership Grant
Delineated Areas Grant
DOT Grant
Dept. of Agriculture And Consumer Services
VWater Protection & Sustainability Grant
DEP Monitoring Grant
SWIM Revenue
FEMA Grants
U.S. Fish And WIdlife Service Grant
NRCS Grants
TEA-21 Grant
Interest and General Sales
Timber Sales




Salares And Benefits
Other Personal Services
Operating Capital Outlay
Fixed Capital Outlay
Interagency Expenditures





Budget Summary

Suwannee River Water Management District

Fiscal Year 2006-2007

I General Fund Speoal Revenue Funds Total All Funds I



































Wednesday, September 20, 2006 www.greenepublishing.com Madison County Carrier 13A


Ashley Parrish Cheers At The Orange Bowl
By Janet Schrader harder than regular high school classes, but
Greene Publishing, Inc. it's worth it."
It pays to go for it, according to Ashley Parrish already had 30 credits from
Parrish. She should know, she's ,cheering at NFCC when she went to Miami so she was
the University of Miami on the all-girl squad. able to enter school as a sophomore. She is en-
"So many girls are afraid to cheer in college," rolled in the school of nursing but is actually
Parrish said. "I just love cheering. You have to studying to be a pharmacist. She said the
have confidence in yourself. Just go out there classes she's taking are very demanding. "I'm
and do it." not taking any electives," Parrish- said. "I'm
Parrish tried out April 2 and made the all- taking 'six classes and they're all pretty in-
girl squad. Miami has three squads of cheer- tense.
leaders, the all-eirl. the coed and the dance ' Parrish said it's hard to manage all the du-
squad. Alread.. Parrinh has cheered at the Or- ties of being a cheerleader long ith her stud-
ange Bol for the Nliami/FS game and been les. "I try to fit in sleep." she said. "I go to
on ESPN. As part of the all-girl cheering school. cheer. stud\ and fit i sleep y hen I
squad. Parrish has man\ duties The squad cain.
cheers at Mianmi football games. dolle\ ball As a cheerleader for the Unv.ersity of Mh-
games. and irls basketball. "It's a little differ- ami. Parrish said her coach gets the girls in-
ent." Parnsh said "I never cheered for %olle. C-oolhhed in a lot of conmmunitN ork and the\
ball before." alC\ays hahe something to do around the
Parnih said cheering at the Nlami/FSU school. "We're doing fundraisers for United
S ame aui great. "It %as so exciting.." she said. W\a\. fundraisers for Breast Cancer." she said.
"It's the biggestgame of the \ear. Nli friends "---- ""We cheer at pep rallies and \e compete in
called me and told me I \\as on ESPN. I sa thie nationals. OCur coach gets is really in-
the camera. but te ha\te it in our contract that vohed.'"
%e can't look into the camera." Parrish said cheering has been good for
Parish has been in ninastics and dance her in other ways as well. "CheerinS has
since she %as three. She \as a JV and \'arsit\ opened a lot of doors for me. like internships
cheerleader for all four \ears ot her career at and I'e met a lot of celebrities."
MNICHS Parrish is attending the LiUni\ersit\ of So, all you girls in high school. lhen
N#Lanu on an academic scholarship. While she your time comes, take Ashle\ Parrish's ad-
%%as in high school, she participated in the vice. "Go for it. Go for hat : ou ant to do."
dual-enrollmient program. Parrish recom- -_____.
mends thls to all kids in high school. y
"'I think dual enrollment is the ka\ to ,o. -
she said. "With the *XP classes, ou hae to Ashley Parrish is cheering for the
take" t est at the end of the ear. Nlianii does- Miami Hurricanes of the University of
n't take an AP classes unless ou et a fixe ..Miami. Parrish attends UM on a
on the test. I kne lots of really bright people scholastic scholarship and made the
that onl\ scored a mto or three." All-Girl cheering squad this year.
She added that most colleges around the (Photo Submitted)
country including Mianu. accept dual enroll-
ment credits "All i ou ha\ e to do is co to class
and pass it." Parrish said. "The classes are

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Sept. 21. Schrader Sept. 13, 2006.)

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#55 Jacobbi McDaniel throws a great block for running back Chris Thompson. (Photo submitted by Daniel Douglas.)

By Janet Schrader
Greene Publishing, Inc.
"I told you they were bet-
ter than people thought," said
head MCHS football coach
Frankie Carroll after the Cow-
boys narrow, 20-14 victory
over Suwannee. It was an ex-
citing game, tied at one point
and complete with a nail-bit-.
ing finish.
The Cowboys traveled to
Suwannee Friday carrying a
gigantic crowd of .fans with
them. The visitors' side of the
Suwannee stadium was
packed to overflowing with
Cowboy fans hooting and hol-
lering for their boys. Suwan-
nee put up a terrific fight.
It was all Cowboys in the
first quarter. Madison received
first and took the ball into the
endzone before Suwannee
could get settled on the field.
Bernard Brinson caught a
Blake Sapp p..as in the EZ. for
the Cowboy" thirst ID of the
night. The PAT by Daniel
Sanders was good. With 4:24
left in the first quarter, Madi-
son led 7-0. Neither Suwannee
or Madison could put any
more points on the scoreboard
in the first quarter. It ended
with the Cowboys up 7-0.
Suwannee's newly re-
turned quarterback was unsuc-
cessful against the Cowboy D
in the first half. On the Cow-
boys' next, possession, Jordan
Johnson got away from the
Suwannee defense in the sec7
ond quarter and ran 65 yards
for the Cowboys, setting up
Madison's next score. Sapp
passed another one to his fa-

vorite receiver Brin-
son, who carried the.
ball to the Suwannee
four-yard line. Harry
Reddick ran it in for
,the TD with 2:57 left
in the half. The PAT
by Sanders was good
and the Cowboys went ', -
into the half-time '
break up 14-0. L 1.
The Cowboy de- 7
fense held Suwannee
to no points in the first
half. But Suwannee's
starting quarterback,
Tajhuane Roundtree,
was back on the job
after being out for sev-
eral weeks. Roundtree
made a big difference "'
in the Suwannee of- i'.,
fense running the op-
,tion play. A Roundtree
pass for a Suwannee
touchdo%1 n in the third
quarter put si\ points
on the board toi the B
Bulldogs. The snap for (
the Suwannee PAT (
was bobbled. The kick never
got off the ground. The score
with 3:12 left in the third went
to 14-6 Cowboys.
Suwannee got some help
from Madison on the Cow-
boys' next drive. Chris,
Thompson, back for the Cow-
boys from an illness, fumbled
on a carry, and Suwannee re-
covered. The Bulldogs made
the most of the opportunity,
scoring. A successful two-
point conversion tied the game
at 14-14.
The next Cowboy drive
took play well into the fourth



ernard Brinson catches one close to the Cowboy endzon
son, scored one of the Cowboys' TDs against Suwanne
to submitted by Daniel Douglas.)

quarter. The Suwannee kick-
off put the Cowboys on their
own 16-yard line. The long
drive downfield became the
Harry Reddick show as Red-
dick, 5'8", 195 pounds, bull-
dogged his way, against the
Bulldogs. Reddick's first carry
moved the ball to the 32 for a
first down. Thompson carried
to the 45 for another first
down. Reddick carried the ball
inside of the Suwannee 10-
yard line and then scored. The
Cowboys were all set to kick
the"point after. But a penalty
against Suwannee moved: the

Cowboys much closer to the
goal. The first-team offense
rolled onto the field to try for
,two. A Sapp to Reddick play
for the two points was unsuc-
cessful. With 6:42 left to play
.in the game, the score was 20-
14. The Bulldogs had 6:42 left
to try to score one touchdown
and beat, the Cowboys. Madi-
son fans were holding their
breath. Who would have
thought the game would be so
The Cowboys' squib kick
went sour when Suwannee
captured the ball on their own

gj| 35. With five minutes to
play, Suwannee had the
ball on the Cowboy 11.
SThings looked dark in
Madison territory. A
Suwannee running back
moved the bill to the six.
It \ as .third down. The
heat and the humidity and
the length of the:game fi-
inally took its toll on one
Cowboy who became ter-
ribly sick in the endzone,
The game halted for sev-
eral minutes for an offi-
cial break.
"It was all part of our
,; 'plan," joked Carroll after,
, the game.
Well, the plan
worked, because Suwan-
nee fumbled only a few
yards from the goal line
with, three minutes left in
the. game. Madison re-
covered on the 10. The
Cowboys lost yards on
Be. the first play. It was sec-
pnd and 15. Reddick car-
ried the ball to.the 10. It
was third and five with 2:20
left to play. The next down.
saw the Cowboys to the 13. It
was fourth and two. Oh my!
Madison went for it. Reddick
gained the first down. The
game was over with the Cow-
boys winning 20-14.
After the game, Carroll
said one of the key, factors in
Suwannee's success could
have been Suwannee head
coach's familiarity with the
Madison wing-T style of of-
fense. Bobby Bennett used to
hold seminars on the wing-T.
But Carroll said Madison was

it's own worst enemy Friday
night. "They didn't stop us.
We stopped us," Carroll said.
Harry Reddick was the
Offensive Player of the Game
for the Cowboys against,
Suwannee.. Defensive Player
of the Game went to Tony
Brown. Browna had eight tack-
les from the secondary..
The Cowboys travel to
Daytona Beach to play Day-
tona Beach Mainland Friday
night. Game time is 7 p.m.
There is a proposed bus going
to the game from Fantasy Mo-
torcoaches. If there is enough,
,interest in the bus trip, the bus
will leave from the Winn Dix-
ie parking lot at 2:30 p.m. The
price is, $30 for the trip. 'Call
973-2888 for more informa-
tion about the bus.. Jump on
board and cheer for the Cow-

Offensive Player of
the Week Harry Reddick
gets some great Cowboy
yards. (Photo submitted
by Daniel Douglas.)

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7 foot ceilings'
washer /dryer combo
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We Do Backhoe &
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residential area. Call for info

Greenville Pointe


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711. 192 NW Greenville Pointe
Trail, Greenville, FL 32331. u
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Billy Goat For Sale,
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HUD vouchers accepted Call 850-
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Equal Housing Opportunity.
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but not propane. ,Deerwood Inn
Madison Campgrounds. 850-973-

2bdrm/1 bath MH in park on
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$135/wk includes electric, ten-
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Call Alan Levin
at 850-570-0742

Administrative Assistant position
available at professional training
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Responsible for general office, co-
ordination and management, in-
cluding clerical and bookkeeping.
Must be able to work independent-
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detailed job description, please
contact gale @ greenindustries.org.
Salary based on education and ex-
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www.nfcc.edu Send application
and resume to NFCC Human Re-
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with state highway frontage-23
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Harvey Greene Drive and High-
way 53 South. Natural gas line,
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Property has easy access to 1-10,
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suit tenant.
Call Tommy Greene

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No Job Too Small Free Estimates
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Home For Sale
Nice 4 bd., 2 bath home in rural
Madison. 2200 sq. ft. 1.77 acres.
$205,000, possible owner financing
or lease w/option to buy w/10%
down and $1,200/month. Call 850-
973-9731 Ron Kempf.

315 Leggette Ave, Greenville Fl, 3
bedroom 1 bath home in quiet area,
hardwood floors, paneling, separate
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eat-in kitchen, recent insulated win-
dows and central heat/ AC. Utility
building in rear with washed/dryer
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McClellan Realty 850-570-0742

Jefferson County Road Dept. is
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pipe installation.
Salary range 8.88 to 13.32. apply
in person. 997-2036
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ENT Associates of South Georgia

2910 N. Patterson Street

Madison County Carrier 17A






City of Madison
321 SW Rutledge Street
Madison, Florida 32340-2498
Jones Edmunds & Associates, Inc.
1100 Cesery Boulevard, Second Floor
Jacksonville, Florida 32211
Telephone: (904) 744-5401


The Project is located in two separate locations:

Railroad Lift Station is located at the north end of. Happy Street, north of Bentley Av-
enue, in the northwest area of the City of Madison, Florida.

The Railroad Lift Station Work is generally described as construction of a new sanitary
lift station, valve vault, valves, fittings, fencing, sitework. force main. gravity sewer con-
nect to existing wetwell. rehabilitation of existing wetwell, electrical and related appur-

Lake Park Nursing Home Lift Station is located along Captain Brown Road off U.S.
Highway 90 in the west side of the City of Madison, Florida.

The Lake Park Nursing Home Lift Station Work is generally described as construction
,,f.ippirimnatiels 9f linear fN-l .,fS-iniVh graits -cu&r b) open cul. auphall renmma]l and
replacmnIntu. .nitr iN manh,,i.. rrhabillLhli.i.n ..1 ith Lake I'ark Nursing Ilhrme Liid Sa-
Si,n rk. di.r.eial, a. 2511 linear livl er main etlen-lon, and related appurte-

I hI Opinion of Probable Construction Cost is $800,000 to $900,000.

All ,'irk ;hall lie in accordance with the construction drawings, specifications, and con-
tract documents. Bids must be submitted on both sections of work.

Bidding and contract documents may be examined at:

City of Madison
321 ;%% Ruidt Sll.edr i
Madion. Flnrida 321411-2498

Copies of the documents may be obtained from:

National Graphic Imaging
7999 Philips Highway, Suite #202
Jacknn 'ki.ll. l..rida 32256
Ph<,ne 9114.i445.1.1 n
' \ltin: R,,bcri Linmdn .

for $250.00 dollars per set, which constitutes the cost for reproduction and handling.
Checks shall be payable to National Graphics Imaging. Payment is non-refundable.
Only complete sets of plans and specifications may be purchased.

Bids shall be completed on the enclosed Bid Form as set forth in the Instructions to Bid-
ders and otherwise be in compliance with the Bidding Documents. Sealed bids will be re-
ceived at City of Madison, 321 SW Rutledge Street, Madison Florida 32340-24Q8t until;
10:00 A.M. (local time) on October 18, 2006, at which time and place all bids & ill be
opened. Any Bids received after the specified time and date will not be considered.

For further information or clarification, contact Brian F. Hepburn, MPA, at Engineer's
S.ifi at9 .114 i.74-14-5401 or e-mail atbhepburn@jonesedmunds.com

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Frederick Mickler, Jr. Honored On 50th Anniversary

Of His Graduation From Medical School

A letter from Michael
Mayes, M.D., M.B.A., ex-
ecutive vice-president and
chief executive officer of
the AMA commended
Mickler on his 50 years of
dedication to the medical
profession. ,
"This anniversary is a
milestone worthy of recog-
nition and we sincerely
thank him for his commit-
ment to this great profes-
sion," Mayes said.,

Mickler, who is a na-
tive of Madison, and his
wife, Beverly, have six
children, 11 grandchildren
and four great-grandchil-
Mickler is the son of
Frederick Mickler, Sr. and
his bride, Robbie Morrow.
Frederick Mickler owned
Mickler's drycleaners.
Robbie was a homemaker.
He is also the grandson of
Walter Mickler, who was

the town physician in Lee
for a number of years. He
has two sisters, Anne Mor-
row Hamrick, and Frances.
Sanders, of .Madison. He
also had a late brother,
Robert Mickler.
-,Mickler delivered over
900 babies before his re-
tirement in 2002. He still
serves as the Hamilton
County High School Trojan
football team's physician.
Greene Publishing,

Inc. joins everyone in con-
gratulating Frederick
Mickler, Jr. on the 50th an-
niversary of his graduation
frpm medical school.

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Frederick Mickler, Jr.
graduated from medical
school at the University of
Florida in 1956 and, began
a career that gave him the
nickname "family doctor"

in Hamilton County.
Mickler, who began his
storied career in Hamilton
County in 1958, was re-
cently honored, by the
American Medical Associ-
ation on his anniversary of
graduating medical school.

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Big Bend Hospice Appoints New President And CEO

Carla Braveman, R.N. Brings 28 Years Of Experience

Madison County Big
Bend Hospice team wel-
comed Big Bend Hospice's
new President and CEO
Carla Braveman at the
August an all-staff meeting
in Tallahassee. Board of
Directors- First Vice
Chairman Raymond
Capelouto introduced Carla
Braveman. "The search
conimittee interviewed and
considered many highly
qualified candidates both
from around area and from
across the county to find
that one special person who
could best lead Big Bend
Hospice in our mission to
provide the very highest
quality end-of life care to
our patients and their fami-
lies, and we found her,"
said Capelouto to the Big
Bend Hospice staff gath-
ered for the quarterly staff

meeting at Tallahassee
Community College.
Braveman will take the
helm at. Big Bend Hospice
at the end of August. She is
moving to the Big Bend
area from Massachusetts
where she is the executive
director for the Visiting
Nurses Association and the
Hospice of Cooley
Dickinson Hospital. She is
a Registered Nurse and
holds a bachelor's of sci-
ence in nursing and a mas-
ter's of educational admin-
istration. In addition to 28
years of nursing, Braveman
has held administrative and
management positions for
the past 23 years. She is
active in the Hospice
Association of America,
having served as an officer
.and current serving on the
association's board.

Liza Witmer, R.N. welcomes Carla Braveman,
R.N (Photo submitted)

Braveman has had numer-
ous articles published in
national hospice and
healthcare journals.
Madison County team
members on hand to wel-
come the new Big. Bend
Hospice President and
CEO were Charlene

Hawthorne, R.N., Liza
Witmer, R.N., Professional
Relations, and Catherine-
Arnold, Community
Relations. "The fact that
she has strong experience
in delivering services in a
rural health care setting
will be a wonderful benefit

for our area. That coupled
with her passion for hos-
pice care and her commit-
ment to help lead us to
new levels of delivering
excellent hospice care was
impressive," said
Catherine Arnold.
Last year Big Bend
Hospice served 1,531
patients providing 109,624
total days of patient care
and support in the eight-
county Big Bend region.
Big Bend Hospice care is
delivered by more than
300 staff, supported by
more than 300 volunteers
to patients in their homes
and at the Hospice House.
In addition, 1,238 families
received bereavement sup-
port and this year, Big
Bend Hospice has started
early loss support for those
who experienced loss dur-

You are Invited to Big 1Bend Hospie'


ing pregnancy or lost a
newborn, and a suicide
support group for anyone
coping with this difficult
Licensed in 1983, Big
Bend Hospice is the local
private nonprofit organiza-
tion that provides compas-
sionate care to individuals
with limited life expectan-
cy and their families offer-
ing care teams consisting
of an experienced RN, a
family counselor, a home
health aide, board certified
music therapist, a chaplain
and trained volunteers to
every patient. Big Bend
Hospice is the: original
volunteer established
hometown hospice for the
eight-county region of
Florida's Big Bend pro-
viding end-of-life com-
passionate care.

TIesday, October 24, 2006

At the four Freedoms Park OGebo


4:30 6:30 PM

For Information,
call Catherine Amol

your hometown hospice, licensed since 1983

Join us for birthday cake and punch and help us
celebrate our 23rd birthday here in Madison County.
Gifts for our patient comfort care closet will be gratefully accepted.
Items such as nutritional supplements, adult diapers, unscented lotions, lap quilts,
bed Jackets, and even stuffed animals can help extend a needed caring touch,
Come meet our new President and CEO Carla Braveman, RN
and help us continue our mission of providing compassionate
care to families in our community.


Madison County Carrier Wednesday, September 20, 2006 3B

Research Study To Examine Novel Method Of Treating Advanced Prostate Cancer

Researchers at South
Georgia Medical Center's
Pearlman Cancer Center
are studying a new
approach that could offer
hope for men with andro-
gen-independent prostate
cancer (AIPC) as part of a
large Phase 3 Clinical
study called ASCENT-2,
which is being conducted
in approximately 200
medical centers in the
United States and
Led locally by Jeffery
M. Hoy, M.D., this clini-
cal study is evaluating the
potential of DN-101, and
investigational, high-dose
calcitriol pill, in combi-
nation with Taxotere
(docetaxel), the standard
chemotherapy treatment,
to try to improve the sur-
vival rates of patients
with AIPC while reducing
some of the side effects
caused by chemotherapy.
The Pearlman Cancer
Center has recently
begun to recruit men for
the ASCENT-2 study
who are over the age of
18 and have been diag-

nosed with androgen-
independent prostate can-
cer (AIPC). Eligible
patients will be random-
ized either to receive
weekly Taxotere plus
DN-101, or the current
standard of care,
Taxotere plus
Prednisone, an oral
steroid. The randomiza-
tion process is a random,
unbiased assignment,
similar to a coin toss, to
determine what treatment
a patient receives. This
ensures equal distribution
of patients in each treat-
ment group.
"This is a new and
intriguing approach to
treating advanced
prostate cancer patients.
Results from a larger, ear-
lier-phase clinical study
showed that DN-101
combined with Taxotere
appeared to improve sur-
vival while reducing
some of the serious side
effects of chemotherapy,
an important finding that
surprised many of us and
one that deserves further
clinical evaluation," said

Dr. Hoy, Principal
Investigator for the study.
The American Cancer,
Society estimates that one
in every six American
men will develop prostate
cancer during his life-
time. In 2005, more than
30,000 men lost their
lives to prostate cancer,
the second leading cause
of cancer death in men.
Even more disturbing is
that mortality from this
disease is expected to sig-
nificantly rise with the
ageing of the "baby
boomer" generation. The
Prostate Cancer
Foundation forecasts that,
without new interven-
tions, the number of
deaths from prostate can-
cer in the United States
will grow to approximate-
ly 68,000 annually by
DN-101 has not been
approved by the Food and
Drug Administration. It is
a proprietary, convenient-
to-use, high-dose oral for-
mation of calcitriol, a
biologically active form
of vitamin D and a natu-

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rally occurring hormone.
DN-101 administers
much higher blood levels
of the active form of vita-
min D than the levels the
body can produce from
dietary vitamin D or vita-
min D supplements.
Based upon preclinical
data, it is believed that in
high doses, calcitriol may
have the potential to
work in combination with
many commonly used

chemotherapy drugs in a
way that may produce
anti-tumor activity. This
possible benefit is being
evaluated in the
ASCENT-2 clinical
The DN-101 will be
provided to all qualified
study participants at no
cost. Patients, or physi-
cians interested in refer-
ring a qualified patient,
can call SGMC's

Pearlman Cancer Center
at (229)259-4616 to make
an appointment for con-
sultation with a physician
or visit www.ASCENT-
2.com for additional
study information.
Novacea, Inc., the
developer of DN-101, is
the sponsor of this clini-
cal study, and is provid-
ing management and
financial support for

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Epilepsy: Hope Through Research

What is Epilepsy?
Epilepsy is a brain disor-
der in which clusters of nerve
cells, or neurons, in the brain
sometimes signal abnormal-
ly. Neurons normally gener-
ate electrochemical impulses
that act on other neurons,
glands, and muscles to pro-
duce human thoughts, feel-
ings, and actions. In epilepsy,
the normal pattern of neu-
ronal activity. becomes dis-
turbed, causing strange sen- -
sations, emotions, and
behavior, or sometimes con-
vulsions, muscle spasms, and
loss of consciousness.
During a seizure, neurons
may fire'as many as 500
times a second, much faster
than the normal rate of about
80 times a second. In some
people, this happens only
occasionally; for others, it
may happen up to hundreds
of times a day.
More than 2 million
people in the United States --
about 1 in 100 -- have expe.
rienced an unprovoked
- seizure or been diagnosed
with epilepsy. For about 80
percent of those diagnosed
with epilepsy, 'seizures can be
controlled with modem med-
icines and surgical tech-

niques. However, about 20
percent of people with
epilepsy will continue to
experience seizures even
with the best available treat-
ment. Doctors call this situa-
tion intractable epilepsy.
Having a seizure does not
necessarily mean that a per-
son has epilepsy. Only when
a person has had two or more
seizures is he or she consid-
ered to have epilepsy.
Epilepsy is not conta-
gious and is not caused by
mental illness or mental
retardation. Some people
with mental retardation may
experience seizures, but
seizures do not necessarily
mean the person has or will
develop mental impairment.
Many people with epilepsy
have normal or above-aver-
age intelligence. Famous
people who are known or
rumored to have had epilep-
sy include the Russian writer
Dosto e sl\.- -the philoso-
pher Socrates, the military
general Napoleon, and the
inventor of dynamite, Alfred
Nobel, who established the
Nobel Prize. Several
Olympic medalists and other
athletes also have had epilep-
sy. Seizures sometimes do

cause brain damage, particu-
larly if they are severe.
However, most seizures do
not seem to have a detrimen-
tal effect on the brain. Any
changes that do occur are
usually subtle, and it is often
unclear whether these
changes are caused by the
seizures themselves or by the
underlying problem that
caused the seizures.
While epilepsy cannot
currently be cured, for some
people it does eventually go
away. One study found that
children with idiopathic
epilepsy, or epilepsy with an
unknown cause, had a 68 to
92 percent chance of becom-"
ing seizure-free by 20 years
after their diagnosis. The
odds of becoming seizure-
free are not as good for adults
or for children with severe
epilepsy syndromes, but it is
nonetheless possible that
seizures may decrease or
even-sfop over time.
Is there any treatment?
Once epilepsy is diag-
nosed, it is important to
begin treatment as soon as
possible. For about 80 per-
cent of those diagnosed with
epilepsy, seizures can be con-
trolled with modem medi-

cines and surgical tech-
niques. Some antiepiletic
drugs can interfere with the
effectiveness of oral contra-
ceptives. In 1997, the FDA
approved the vagus nerve
stimulator for use in people
with seizures that are not
well-controlled by medica-
What is the prognosis?
-Most people with'
epilepsy lead outwardly nor-
mal lives. While epilepsy
cannot currently be cured, for
some people it does eventu-
ally go away. Most seizures
do not cause brain damage. It
is not uncommon for people
with epilepsy, especially
children, to develop behav-
ioral and emotional prob-
lems, sometimes the conse-
quence of embarrassment
and frustration or bullying,
teasing, or avoidance in
school and other social set-
'tihg. For many people with
epilepsy, the risk of seizures
restricts their independence
(some states refuse drivers
licenses to people with
epilepsy) and recreational
activities. People with
epilepsy are at special risk
for two life-threatening con-
ditions: status epilepticus and

sudden unexplained death.
Most women with epilepsy
can beconfe pregnant, but
they should discuss their
epilepsy and the medications
they are taking with their
doctors. Women t ith epilep-
sy have 'a 90 percent or better
chance of having a normal,
healthy baby.
What research
is being done?
Scientists are studying
potential antiepileptic drugs
with goal of enhancing treat-
ment for epilepsy. Scientists
continue to study how neuro-
transmitters interact with
brain cells to. control nerve
firing and how non-neuronal
cells in the brain contribute
to seizures. One of the most-
studied neurotransmitters is
GABA, or gamma-
aminobutryic acid.
Researchers. are working to
identify genes that may influ-
ence epilepsy. This informa-
tion may allow doctors to
prevent epilepsy or to predict
which treatments will be
most beneficial. Doctors are
now experimenting with sev-
eral new types of therapies
for epilepsy, including trans-
planting fetal pig neurons
into the brains of patients to

learn whether cell transplants
can help control seizures,
transplanting stem cells, and
using a device that could pre-
dict seizures up to 3 minutes
before they begin.
Researchers are continually
improving MRI and other
brain scans. Studies have
show that in some case, chil-
dren. may experience fewer
seizures if they maintain a
strict diet called the keto-
genic diet rich in fats and
low in carbohydrates.


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cholesterol levels. '
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fiber helps promote brain
function and digestive
tract health.
source of several photonu-
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Elders' Ability To Walk Predicts Future Health Outcomes

As people age into
their 70s, their ability to
walk a quarter mile
becomes an important pre-
dictor of overall health and
even how .long they might.
live, according to' study
findings published in this
week's Journal of the
American Medical
Of nearly 3,000
healthy seniors studied,
those who were able to
complete a quarter-mile
extended walking test were
three times as likely to live
longer and were less likely
to suffer from cardiovascu-
lar disease and physical
infirmity as they aged, said
Marco Pahor, M.D., direc-
tor of University of
Florida's Institute on Aging
and the multi-institutional
study's co-principal investi-
gator at its Memphis site.
Decreasing mobility, along
with lack of -- muscle
strength and a decline in

aerobic ability, are common
aspects of aging that -can
diminish quality of life,
Pahor said. Understanding
the mechanisms of how
people lose mobility can
keep people functioning
independently longer, he
"This shows the pre-
dictive value of a simple
performance task," Pahor
said. "This will help us
develop a testable standard
for fitness, which is the first
step toward creating a strat-
egy for maintaining inde-
pendence in older people."
Existing means of
assessing aerobic fitness,
such as an exercise tread-
mill test, are more arduous
than walking and are diffi-
cult to apply to elders
because old age causes a
decline in physical abilities.
The study supports the use
of the extended walking test
as a baseline for human fit-
ness .for elders, Pahor said.

Men and women in the
study ranged in age from 70
to 79 and were chosen from
a random sample of white
and black Medicare recipi-
ents residing in Pittsburgh
and Memphis, Tenn. Their
ance on
the walk-
ing test
w a s
every six
months ,
and they ..
were peri- ,
odically '
evaluated- -
for an
average of
4.9 years.
Older adults who
reported no difficulty walk-
ing had a wide range of
performance on the test.
Among people who
completed the test, those
who ranked in the bottom
fourth of functional capaci-

ty those who walked the
slowest had a three times
higher risk of death than
those who performed in the
top fourth. Those in the
lower group also had a
higher risk of heart disease,
and dis-
who com-
pleted ..the
walk and
those who
faster on
average a
little more
than a
_a m i minute
ahead of the slowest partic-
ipants were slightly
younger and were more
often white men who were
more physically active and
less likely to have a health
Pahor said a key to

successful 'aging is finding
outhow to prevent people
from becoming unable to
perform common daily
activities, such as walking.
"The most promising inter-
vention is regular physical
activity; those who do
more are more likely to
live longer and be healthi-
er," said Pahor, a professor
and chairman of the
College of Medicine's
department of aging and
geriatric research. "This
research is one step toward
developing an interven-
Thomas M. Gill, M.D.,
an associate professor of
medicine at the Yale
University School of
Medicine, said the research
shows the walking test is
an important health indica-
"The findings from
this study demonstrate that
older persons who are
unable to walk 400 meters

(or a quarter mile) and
those who walk this dis-
tance slowly are at
increased risk for mortali-
ty, cardiovascular disease
and significant disability,"
Gill said. "Interventions
designed to forestall the
inability to walk 400
meters, therefore, have the
potential to enhance
longevity and improve the
health and well-being of
older persons, which are
longstanding goals of
physicians, patients, their
families and society."
Researchers from the
University of Pittsburgh,
Wake Forest University
School of Medicine, the
University of. California
San Francisco, the
University of Tennessee
and the National Institutes
of Health's National
Institute on Aging collabo-
rated on the study, which
was funded by the National
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10B Madison County Carrier Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Children Should See An Orthodontist By Age Seven

By Peter Roth, DDS
When should your
child get braces? Although
individual problems deter-
mine the ideal time to start
orthodontic treatment, the
American Association of
Orthodontists (AAO) rec-
ommends that every child
see an orthodontist by age
seven; Many orthodontic
problems are easier to cor-
rect if treated early rather
than when jaw growth has
The majority of seven-
year-olds have a limited
number of permanent front
teeth as well as all four
permanent first (six-year)
molars. An orthodontist
can generally determine

whether or not there will
be adequate room for the
remaining permanent teeth
at this time. This determi-
nation is often aided by a
panoramic x-ray. If the
orthodontist determines
that there will not be ade-
quate room for the perma-
nent teeth, early treatment
can be initiated and may
consist of appliances to
expand the jaws and/or the
early removal of decidu-
ous teeth. This approach
greatly increases the
chance that the remaining
permanent teeth erupt ide-
ally aligned, thereby
reducing the need .for
future orthodontic treat-

In addition to treating lower jaw as well as severe
dental crowding early, wear of permanent teeth
many orthodontists will and may require future jaw
also advice treating certain surgery to correct.
bite problems early as Treatment may be as
well. One of the simple as an
most impor- upper retain-
tant bite ,B\ er or may
p r o b involve
1 ems appli-
to ances
correct t o
early is expand

bite. 'A palate and
c r o s s b i te stimulate for-
occurs when the ward growth of the
upper teeth fit inside (or upper jaw.
behind) the lower teeth. Another commonly
When left untreated, cross- treated orthodontic prob-
bites may lead to perma- lem is an overbite (more
nent deformation of the correctly termed overjet)

or "buck teeth". An over-
bite may result when the
upper jaw grows more
rapidly than the lower jaw
or may simply result from
protrusive front teeth. If
the jaw is involved, treat-
ment will usually consist
of an orthopedic appli-
ance to help stimulate
lower jaw growth. In
addition, limited upper
braces are often placed on
the front teeth.
The advantages of
treating the overbite early
include improved chew-
ing function, speech,
facial esthetics, increased
self-esteem and reduced
risk of dental injuries.
. Finally, orthodontists

generally recommend
treating harmful habits
such as thumb sucking,
tongue thrusting, and
mouth breathing at a
young age. There is
strong evidence that these
habits can lead to signifi-
cant orthodontic prob-
Please be aware that,
while it is recommended
for your child to see an
orthodontist by age
seven, the majority of
patients seen at that age
does not require treat-
ment. They will generally
be monitored annually by
the orthodontist, enabling
treatment to begin at the
optimal time.,

Solving The Problems Of Wearing Dentures

Unique Breakthrough Gets Denture-Wearers Smiling

In January 2005,
researchers performed laser
scans on a set of George
Washington's dentures at
the National Museum of
Dentistry and discovered
that his famous false teeth
were not made of wood as
commonly believed. A
forensic anthropologist
says Washington's den-
tures were made from gold,

ivory, lead and animal
teeth. The dentures had
springs to help them open
and bolts to hold them
Today, dentures are
made of acrylic, fiberglass,
metal, or a combination of
these materials and many
people use denture adhe-
sive to keep those choppers
in their mouth.

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well-fitting dentures, and it
permits them to easily open
their mouths wider for
more confident chewing,
rather than eating in fear of
their dentures coming
loose. Denture adhesive
improves suction and cre-
ates a sticky contact
between a denture and the
gums. It also helps keep

food from collecting under
the denture base.
Ah, but here's the rub;
cleaning off that adhesive
is a messy job. Dentists
say your dentures and
mouth should be cleaned of
all adhesives at least once a
day, and the denture should
be left out of a cleaned,
rinsed mouth for at least an
hour a day. Some dentists
suggest soap and water,
others say vinegar will
help. But who wants soap
and water or vinegar in
their mouth?

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has developed a patent-
pending product called
D. O. C. Denture Wipes.
Company spokesman Larry
Fishman says, "DOC
Denture Wipes are a new,
unique, miracle fabric that
attracts denture adhesive
like a magnet. No scrub-
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mess. Just wipe & wear.
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on the market."
Sixty-nine-year old
Jerry Payne of Las Vegas
points out, "Paper towels or

tissues tend .to rip and
shred. Brushing is incon-
venient for me since I work
in the Aladdin casino. A
washcloth or towel has to
be cleaned after you
remove the adhesive. But
these Denture Wipes don't
shred or rip. They clean
away the adhesive from my
dentures and gums easily
and quickly without any
mess, and then I just throw
them away."
A package of D.O.C.
Dental Wipes contains 40
sheets and can be pur-
chased at drug stores.
Now that's truly something
to smile about.

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Madison County Carrier ,* Wednesday, September 20, 2006 11B

Biofeedback Mind Over Body

Mind over body, is it possible? For
some people, biofeedback therapy. helps
them understand and control aspects of
their bodN that are usuallU beneath their
le1 el of consciousness.
in the April issue of Nla.o Cliruic
Women's HealthSource, biofeedback uses
techniques and computerized instruments
to idenuf. information about subtle. invol-
untary physiological changes within the
bod\ muscle pension, swejaiiug,
increased heart rate and shallow breathing
-- in response to different stressors.
Biofeedback professionals belie c \oun can
learn to control these responses to promote
positive changes, in \our health, such as
fe\%er headaches or loo er blood pressure.
Biofeedback is used to treat many health
.ondiuons, including backache,, teeth
gnrindinm, luih blood pressure, anumet\.
-ugramnes and asthma.
Dunng a biofeedback session. a thera-

Learning About

Doctor Shares L{

If there exists one expe-
rience that,. throughout histo-
:3 and around the world,
oinds mankind together, it is
earth Death is something
'e all must face-no exer-
ise or diet regimen, no med-
al % onders, no amount of
money' can avoid it. It is the
great equalizer. The finality
of death, coupled with the
uncertainty of an afterlife,
results. in fear for many.
An\ one who knows
someo-ne facing -cancer
-nol s the emotional roller
.oaasier involved. Despite
their sometimes dire situa-
tions, some patients are
Amazingly free of anger.
They appear to be facing
down the specter of death
Switch the anxiety one might
experience on a first date.
;3 While some seek solace
in their faith, others find their
'; peace by listening to friends
- and acquaintances. These
m interactions can help to foster
i a deeper understanding of the
world around us.
Relationships can truly
make all the difference in our
everyday lives. Important
lessons for, the living can, be
learned from those facing

pist places sensors on different parts of
your body to monitor \our response to
stress. The information captured by sen-
sors is fed back to you via visual and audio
cues. such as a computenzed display or a
tone that changes frequent'. \\ith this
feedback, the therapist can help you learn
to control your responses to reduce N.our
symptoms, sucb as slowing your breathing
to reduce anxiety
About half of the people treated %ilth
biofeedback report that their symptomss
improve b\ 501 to S0 percent Treatment
typically requires six to 2'0 sessions '. ith a
therapist Once \ou'\e learned biofeed-
back, you can use the same techniques at
home \without the equipment
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therapi-t experienced in \our particular
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12B Madison County Carrier Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Ask The Doc..


"My gynecologist
diagnosed me with pelvic
organ prolapse.'I was too
embarrassed to ask him
what it was and to
explain my options. Can
you help me?"
Pelvic organ prolapse
is a condition when the tis-
sues and mussels support-
ing the pelvic organs (such
as the bladder, uterus,
small bowel, and rectum)
bulge into the vagina. This
is most commonly caused
by the stretching and pres-
sure associated with child-
birth. For some women,
pelvic organ prolapse
causes little to no discom-
fort and can be helped
through diet, exercise and
working closely with your
physician. But for the more
severe cases, surgery is the
best and most effective
option. Advances in the
surgical option of treat-
ment has provided women
the opportunity to relieve
sever pain and return to a
normal life. It is best to
seek a physician that spe-

cializes in pelvic recon-
struction and has been spe-
cially trained to perform
these procedures.
"Due to extreme
reoccurring endometrio-
sis, my gynecologist has
suggested that I have a
hysterectomy. I am
through having children
so my concerns with hav-
ing a hysterectomy are
not related to reproduc-
tive issues. I am con-
cerned with the recovery
time as well as the risks
associated with having
major surgery. Could
you help me get past my
fears? I don't really want
to suffer any longer than
I have too."
Let me begin by say-
ing it is not uncommon for
women faced with the-
necessity of having a hys-
terectomy to be a little
nervous, no matter why
they have to have this pro-
cedure performed. To
many, this signifies the end
of one of the most exciting
times in their lives. While

for others, like you, this is
a necessary treatment for a
very painful ailment that
will bring immense relief.
But you may be surprised
by the options given to
women today when it,
comes to having a hys-
Because of technical
advancement in surgical
tools, some women have
the option of a "minimally
invasive" hysterectomy. A
minimally invasive or
laparoscopic hysterectomy
consists of the physician
cutting small incisions in
the abdominal .and remov-
ing the uterus through the
vagina. This method elimi-
nates the need for a tradi-
tional, larger opening
across the lower abdomen,.
promotes a shorter time
under anesthesia as well as
better and quicker healing
by the patient.
While this surgery
isn't for everyone, I would
encourage you to discuss
this option with your
physician along with any
other concerns your may
have about his/her recom-
mended treatment. If your
doctor doesn't offer this
method but feels you may
be a good candidate for
this procedure, I would ask
if he/she knows a col-
league that is trained in
this method that you could
be referred to.

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Water...How Much Is Enough?

By the time you feel
thirsty you are already dehy-
drated. There are differing
opinions between medical
doctors on how much water
you should drink each day.
Practitioners of natural med-
icine encourage their
patients to drink lots of
water. The formula most
used is a half-ounce of water
for every pound of body
weight. Daily. Here's how to
calculate it: Take your cur-
rent weight, divide it by two,
and convert that to ounces.
So, a two hundred pound
man would require a mini-
mum of one hundred ounces
of water a day. How much
water (WATER) are you
drinking? You can die from
not having enough water!
Here is a story, as told to
me, of Owen Gardner, age 2
from South Dakota: "Owen
Gardner began vomiting two
days after his second birth-
day and then developed diar-
rhea. The next morning his
family physician told his
mother that Owen had lost 4
of his 34 pounds. "The doc-
tor said he was moderately
dehydrated", said his mom.
He needed an IV line to sup-
ply fluid. In the meantime,
the mother was instructed to
give him fluids to drink. His

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mother was concerned about
Owen's uncharacteristic
weakness.. .When his moth-
er placed him in his bath, he
put shower water in his cup
and drank it. She called the,
doctor and the doctor said he
didn't think anyone in the
nearest rural hospital could
start an IV on Owen and
directed her to take him to a
large city hospital two hours
away. The parents drove rap-
idly to the city hospital and
during the trip Owen's
breathing became labored.
After arriving at the hospital,
there was no place to park,
so the father left the car
idling in the parking lot and
ran into the emergency
department with Owen in his
arms. He was directed to
take Owen to the pediatric
unit where things were
"moving in slow motion."
...The nurses finally gave
him two ounces of fluid and
said doctor's orders said no
more. Owen had a death grip
on the bottle and it had to be
forcefully pulled from his
mouth. When the nurse
finally tried to insert the IV,
Oweni was so dehydrated
that his blood vessels had
decreased in size and- the
nurse was unable to insert
the much-needed fluid. A

inteadering with Y06

physician arrived 30 minutes H
later and began his laborious
examination. Owen never
got his IV. The physician i
tried to start the IV on his-|
arms, but gave up and
moved on to a vein in his
head. Owen vomited and
began to suffocate. A Code-
Blue was called, and one i-,.
the doctors on the team tried
to insert a breathing tube
into his windpipe, but -
instead put it into his esoph--.
agus. Now the air Ow en
needed flowed into his stom- :
ach instead of his lungs. He
died several minutes later,
about two hours after O'.en
arrived at the hospital on
January 24, 2001. The ofti-
cial cause of death tas-
dehydration, insufficien.
fluid caused b- infection'
The unofficial cause %"a,
due to medical errors." Thi
story is a drastic, and dra-
matic, example that dehy-
dration can kill.
Next week: how chron-
ic dehydration can attect
Please note: This inior-
mation is not intended t.
diagnosis, treat, or cure an?
illness you may have. It is
for educational purposes.
The opinions expressed here
are my own. I encourage
you to consult with your
health care practitioner if
you have any questions.
And please remember -
when you improve yourself,
you improve the world.

Candice Parker is a
doctor of Oriental
Medicine at
The Retreat Salon and ,
Wellness Center,
244 SW Range St.
Madison. 973-3318 I

Madison County Carrier Wednesday, September 20, 2006 13B

It's Time to Make the Most of Your Doctor's Visit

By now, you've proba-
bly heard the statistic that the
average doctor's visit lasts.
just 15 to 20 minutes. In real-
ity, if you face more health
issues than the average
patient, your doctor will like-
ly spend more time with you;
less if you are healthier than
most. But regardless of the
length of your visit, making
the most of every minute you
share with your doctor makes
good health sense.
Despite the importance
of your annual health exam,
many people arrive at the
doctor's office unprepared to
ask questions and forget what
the doctor has actually told
them after they leave, notes
Robert Berkow, M.D., editor
in chief of Your Health Now,
a consumer health magazine
published by Merck & Co.,
"The annual health exam
is the best time to assess your
overall health and establish a
working relationship with
your doctor," says Berkow.
"Open communication with
your physician during this
exam can help identify poten-
tial health problems when
they are still preventable and
easily treatable."
Retaining information
shared by your doctor, track-
ing your health goals and tak-
ing notes during visits can
help you maximize the time
spent with your doctor. You
can also make the most of
your appointment by follow-
ing these suggestions.
Prepare for your annual
health exam by writing down
any changes in your health or

lifestyle since your last visit,
any health concerns or prob-
lems you currently have, and
questions about what preven-
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Take notes during your

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14B Madison County Carrier Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Pleasing The Picky Eater

Getting picky eaters to
eat during mealtime can
turn into a battle between
parents and their children.
Eating behaviors are
developed early in child-
hood and parents have to-
acknowledge that children
aren't going to like
everything that's
"Getting chil- A
dren to eat foods
they don't like can
be difficult,"
says Dr. Karen
Cullen, an. la
associate pro-
fessor of pedi-
atrics at Baylor College
of Medicine (BCM) in
Houston. "But by continu-
ing to offer foods they don't
like as choices for other
family members at meal-
times; many children will
eventually acquire a taste
for those foods."
Many parents try to
bribe, punish or reward
children in order to get them
to eat, but this tactic is
never a good solution. Such
bribes or rewards may make
the disliked food even more
undesirable or cause them-
to overeat because they're
not hungry.
"We want children to

recognize and respond to
their internal signals that
tell them when they are full
and when they are hungry,"
Cullen says. "Having a par-
ent who's constantly trying
to get a child to eat may
cause the child to ignore
these important signals and

If this continues, the
child may be at risk of eat-
ing too much and gaining
excess weight.
If your child doesn't
want to eat what was pre-
pared for the family, then
they should not be forced
to, because this can turn
into a power struggle.
However, avoid giving your
child something else to eat.
Children will not starve
after missing a single meal
and providing alternatives
to the prepared meal will
reinforce the idea that spe-
cial foods will be prepared
for each meal.

The key to getting
picky eaters to eat is by
offering choices. Cullen,
also a behavioral nutrition
researcher at the
USDA/ARS Children's
Nutrition Research Center
at Baylor and Texas
Children's Hospital, sug-
gests giving children one
Vegetable that you know
- they will eat and one
', that they may not like,
so there is always a
Parents often
worry that their
i picky eaters aren't
getting enough nutri-
tion from the foods they
choose to eat, but Cullen
says even though your child
may not be eating the food
choices parents would like,
most children eat enough
and grow normally. Parents
can always check with their
pediatrician during check-
Cullen stresses the
importance of parents mod-
eling the behavior that they.
are trying to instill in their
children, and of putting
less emphasis on the food
being served and more on
the positive aspects of
enjoying mealtime as a
"Children tend to
watch and mimic their par-
ents, so the more frequent-
ly you eat a particular food,
the more likely your child
will be to eventually try it."


Sa A
Our generation is
entering an era with the
largest group of elders in
history. Part of this new
trend is credited to modem
medicine. With the discov-
eries of new drugs and sur-
geries, people are living
well into their 80"s. With
such a large group of elders,
it benefits us to understand
the developmental stages
we will be seeing with
them, and within ourselves.
Studies have shown
older people were much
less likely than younger
people to experience con-
tinuous negative emotions.
Older people are more com-
fortable with themselves,.
feeling relaxed and at ease.
Age gives the person time
to reflect on their life expe-
riences. They are more able


From The Front Porch

By Diane Sullivan
Guest Columnist

to regulate their emotional
sense of well being. Older
people are less apt to dwell
on negative issues.
Older people are also
better equipped to deal with
opposing emotions. They
have the wisdom and matu-
rity to make the subtle dis-
criminations in different
emotional states- simultane-
ously. They are also more
able to experience poignan-
cy. Poignancy is experienc-
ing .positive and negative
emotions at the same time.
Older people can better bal-
ance conflicting emotions
than younger people can.
Older people are less
interested in the "doing"
part of life, as the younger
people are. Older people
are more interested in the
"being" part of life.

Age brings the oppor-
tunity of reflection and
meaning of our lives. Older
people are able to look not
only back, but able to look
forward with their wealth of
wisdom, and are more edu-
cated in being able to make
sense of the meaning of
The people who grow
old during this century will
be better educated, more
traveled, better read, and
more aware than any gener-
ation of older people in his-
tory. We all have much to
look forward to.
"Emotion is not some-
thing shameful, subordi-
nate, or second-rate; it is a
supremely valid phase of
humanity at its noblest and
most mature."
Joshua Loth Liebman

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Madison County Carrier Wednesday, September 20, 2006 15B

New Hope for Patients with Neuropathy

By Kim Sanders, PT
"Mr. P" is a diabetic.
Like millions of others
with this dangerous condi-
tion, Mr. P has peripheral
neuropathy. "I couldn't
sleep at night because of
the pain in my feet. My
toes were so numb I
couldn't tell if I had ants
on them or if I had a stone
in my shoe. This would
lead to sores that wouldn't
heal because of my poor
circulation. My right leg
got so bad the doctors
decided they would have
to amputate."
Periphera l
Neuropathy is a disabling
condition often associated
with diabetes. It is the
medical term for damage
to the nerves of the
peripheral nervous sys-
tem. Typical symptoms
include numbness, pain,
weakness, changes in skin

color and/or" decreased
balance. The poor sensa-
tion in the feet can lead to
burns, ulcerations and
injuries without the per-
son's immediate knowl-
edge of injury. The pain is
often intensified at night,
making sleep difficult..
Neuropathy in the feet or
hands affects 2-8% of the
population. With diabetes
that number increases to
Mr. P goes on to.say,
"My remaining leg was
getting worse and worse,
and the doctor started talk-
ing about amputating it,
too." Besides the sensory
loss and pain, Mr. P also
had a skin discoloration,
indicating poor- circula-
tion. He started attending
physical therapy for treat-
ment of the amputated leg,
but during this time the
clinic started using a near-

infrared energy machine,
evaluating it for effective-
ness. "I had read recent
studies on the proven ben-
efits of near-infrared ener-
gy, particularly in the
treatment of peripher-
al neu-
a n d
arranged .
to have
a unit
for evalua-
tion for a
f e w
said Mr. P's
physical "
therapist, .
Cindy Geick.
PT. "My
doctorate training
has taught me to be
skeptical .and how to ana-
lyze all the research. With
all the positive findings
I've seen on valid studies,

I wanted to see for myself
if this is an effective tool

for physi

- s':'

cal therapists."
Mr. P
agreed to
tr the
in fra-red
on his
left leg
a s
o f
SM r s
G Geick's

'c ase
: study.
.' the first
treatment I
told my
ife that
red light
wasn't going to do any-
thing!" states Mr. P. "But
after the second treatment
when I could start feeling

my toes, and the third
treatment when the color
of my skin started going
back to normal, and the
fourth treatment when I
could sleep without pain I
was convinced it was the
red light treatment that
made the difference!"
Mr. P saw his surgeon
after 2 weeks of near-
infrared therapy and his
doctor could not believe
the difference. Mr. P no
longer faces amputation
of his remaining leg.
Physical therapy has-
always been able to help
with muscle strength, bal-
ance and improved stabil-
ity when walking, but
now we are pleased to be
able to offer an exciting
new treatment for periph-
eral neuropathy. Near-
Infrared energy (NIRE)
has FDA approval for
treatment of pain, sensory

loss and swelling,
Studies are showing
improved sensation, bet-
ter balance and fewer
falls in the people receiv-
ing the "red light thera-
py." "The red light wave-
length is associated with
nerve regeneration, and
the invisible wave-length
help restore circulation,"
states Mrs. Geick. "It's
very exciting to. have
something to help these
Mr. P is now facing
the future with promise of
walking again with a
prosthesis instead of hav-
ing 2 amputated limbs. "I
would have never thought
the 10 minutes I spend
relaxing a few days a
week with those red lights
on my feet would have
made such a difference,
but it has been time well-

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