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THE SPIRIT OF ADISON COUNTY
THE SPIRIT OF MADISON COUNTY
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By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Madison County
Commission will consider the
2006-2007 Fire Board budget
at its Wednesday, December
20, meeting. The budget pre-
sentation will be heard at 5:30
Other items on the agenda
*The appointment of a
District. 1 member to the Plan-
ning and Zoning Board..
*A public. hearing at 9
a.m. to hear the road closure
request, submitted by Thomp-
son & Associates, Inc., for
Warren. and Gramhng Streets.
*The Soil and Water Con-
servation Annual report, pre-
sented by Bern Smith.
*A schedule of rate in-
crease for EMS, presented by
*Project for 2007 Legisla-
*A request from the North
Florida Livestock Association
for the reimbursement of an
Items on the consent agen-
*The reappointment of
Please See County Commis-
sion, Page 2A
President Morris G. Steen,
Jr. and Skip James, Director of
the Public Safety Academy,
welcomed law,, enforcement
and correction representatives
to North Florida Community
College for the annual Adviso-
ry Committee meeting Wed.,
Dec. 6, 2006. Through the
committee, local representa-
tives from the public safety
community regularly provide
input on training and curricu-
lum to NFCC.
Members of the council
include David Frisby, Monti-
cello Chief of Police, Rick
Davis, Madison Chief of Po-
lice, Jeffrey McGuire, Jasper
Chief of Police. Madison
County Sheriff Pete Bucher,
Hamilton Co. Sheriff's Office
Major John Davis, Nathaniel
Patterson, Jr. Assistant Warden
of Taylor Co. DOC, Col.
Robert Hart and Patty Harvey
of Mayo Correctional Institu-
tion and Doug Glisson, field
representative of the Florida
Dept. of Law Enforcement.
James explained that
changing the academy name
from Criminal Justice to Pub-
lic Safety Academy followed
the national trend to include el-
ements of public safety, law
enforcement, corrections and
security under a comprehen-
sive name. The change also
opens the door for NFCC to
pursue expanded grant oppor-
Members discussed the
law enforcement trust fund,
upcoming advanced and spe-
cialized training and the Range
3000 target shooting simulator
system. The council also not-
ed that future academy recruits
will be required to have a
physical and pass a drug test.
Please See NFCC, Page 2A
Hospital Board Continues No-Bid Policy
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing. Inc.
It. was a vote that Cary
Hardee, board attorney, told
this reporter Wednesday, De-
cember 13, that didn't even
need to be taken, because the
hospital administrator had
read the contract wrong. The
contract did not have an expi-
ration date, Hardee said.
Madison County Memori-
al Hospital's Board of Direc-
tors voted 4-3 Tuesday
evening, December 12, to6
keep Clemons, Rutherford &
Associates (CRA) on as its ar-'
The three who voted
against the decision Shirley,
Joseph, Bob Smith and Oscar.
Brennan said that they felt'
that the decision should be
opened up for bids.
CRA was hired as the ar-.
chitectural firm in 2000. No
members who are presently on
the board were serving at that
time. CRA developed plans
for a 49-bed hospital to the
rune of over $400,000. The
hospital is currently looking at
constructing a 25-bed hospital
Fire Burns 32 Acres
The Lee Volunteer Fire Department, the Division of Forestry, Madison Fire & Res-
cue and the Cherry Lake Volunteer Fire Department responded to a grass fire on Mon-
day, December 18, which blazed a trail across 32 acres. It began on Corinth Church
Road. on property belonging to John and Barbara Hodges, before jumping the fence
and threatening the neighbor's property. Some pines were burned in the fire. No one
was injured in the blaze.
Lucas Williams Named Firefighter Of The Year
By Jessalyn Covell
Greene Publishig. Inc. o.
The Madison Volunteer
Fire Department* has been
awarding outstanding fire
fighters for their good deeds
and heroic efforts since the
1980s. Almost 30 years later,
Madison County Fire Depart-
ment's Fire Chief Alfred Mar-
tin awarded Lieutenant Lucas
Williams of Madison with the
award for "Firefighter of the ..
Williams has been a volun-
teer for Madison Fire & Rescue
for three years and was named '
Lieutenant in 2005. Also, he
has been a. paramedic for two
years and received his Associ-
ate in Science degree in Emer-
gency Medical Services from Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jessalyn Covell
legeNorth HeFloridsa Communitally regCols- Madison Fire Chief Alfred Martin (left) presents Lieu-
lege. He is a nationally regis- tenant Lucas Williams with the "Firefighter of the Year"
tered paramedic. award.
Williams took it upon him-
self to write a grant for Madison County Fire Department. It paid off, with the state awarding the
department with $200,000 over a two-year time span from 2004-2005. The grant purchased two
new fire trucks, nine new breathing apparatuses and other much-needed equipment to help pro-
vide the best service to Madison County and its citizens.
Williams participated in the Southeastern Firefighter Combat Challenge in 2004 and 2005.
Williams and Dan Studstill, a city firefighter, were the first Madison County firefighters ever to
compete in the challenge.
Williams stated, "I wrote the grants to help the department and to help out Madison County.
The equipment allows us to better serve Madison residents. Receiving this award is an honor and
I'm really proud to have the opportunity to serve the people of Madison."
Williams' parents are Nathan Williams, of Lee, and Tammy Williams, of Madison. His sister
is Amanda Williams, also of Madison.
Alfred Martin, Eric Powell and Brett Frakes all took part in making the decision to name
Williams "Firefighter of the year."
Congratulations to Williams on a well-deserved award.
One Injured In Rollover
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A car flipped over and in-
jured a man on Friday, De-
According to a Florida
Highway Patrol report, at ap-
proximately 2:25 p.m. that af-
ternoon, a 2006 Toyota, driven
by Michael J. Pembroke, 20,
of Panama City, was traveling
east on Interstate 10. As it ap-
proached the 237-mile marker,
the Toyota traveled into the
median and rotated counter-
The vehicle overturned
approximately two times and
came to final rest in the east-
bound lane of the interstate.
Pembroke was transport-
ed to Tallahassee Memorial
Hospital by Madison County
EMS, where he was treated for
FHP Trooper Jon Leohner
was the investigating officer.
and the plans would have to be
After some discussion,
Smith made a motion to open
up the architectural aspect of
construction for bids.
"I think we should be over
and above board with this," he.
Smith talked about main-,
taining the public's trust, fol-
lowing the referendum where
the public voted in favor of a
Smith's motion died for
lack of a second.
More discussion fol-
lowed, with a discussion held
about the convenience of Billy
Rutherford and his two sons,
Please See No-Bid Policy,
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing. Inc.
Joshua Chamblin was sen-
tenced on Friday. December
15, to 10 years, four months in
state prison for DUI
manslaughter, followed by
five years probation.
Chamblin. who was 20 at
the time, was the driver in an
auto accident on August 12,
2005, which claimed the life
of Kristopher B. Sammons,
22. of Pinetta, who was a pas-
senger in Chamblin's 2003
Jeep,. which overturned.
Chamblin suffered inca-
pacitating injuries in the.crash.
Tyson F. .Spindell, 21, of
Madison. another passenger in
the wreck, suffered non-inca-
pacitating injuries in the crash.
FHP Sgt. Ste\\art Smith
was the invesrigatine officer.
FHP Cpl. Gary Dawson was
the homicide investigator.
Judge Leandra Johnson
handed down the sentence,
which also included convic-
tions on counts of reckless dri-
ving and possession of an al-
cohol by a minor.
Please See Chamblin Sen-
tenced, Page 2A
Samantha Hall is the
newest sales representative for
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The daughter of Kenny
and Nancy Hall, and the big
sister of six-year-old Jayla,
Samantha is a senior at Madi-
son County High School and
is dual-enrolled at North Flori-
da Community College. She is
the chapter president of Fami-
ly, Career and Community
Leaders of America (FCCLA)
and also the state's Vice-Presi-
dent of Recreation for FC-
In her spare time, Saman-
tha likes to write and to sing.
She also enjoys spending time
with her boyfriend, Jesse
Fletcher, of Valdosta, Ga.
Samantha said that she en-
joys working at a newspaper.
"I've always liked jour-
nalism," she said. "I was on
the newspaper staff and year-
book staff at the high school
and at Madison County Cen-
When asked what she
likes-most about selling adver-
tising, Samantha answered, "I
like talking to people and
working with people."
Samantha intends to pur-
sue a career in education, fol-
lowing in the footsteps of her
grandmother, Clara Williams.
"I want to teach Pre-K
through second grade," she
said. "I really like working
If you have a business you
would like to advertise, please
give Samantha or another of
the advertising representatives
a call at (850) 973-4141.
2 Sections, 26 Pages
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Christmas Shopping.... 10-11A
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Samantha Hall Joins
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Ad Sales Staff
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
2A Madison County Carrier www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, December 20, 2006
VIEWPOINTS & OPINIONS
Letters to the Editor are typed word for word, comma for comma,
as sent to this newspaper.
Is Anyone Else Embarrassed
To Call Them "Chain Gangs?"
Is anyone else embarrassed to put into print the description 'chain gang?' If they still have
to wear chains, I for one definitely do not want to be reminded. When I look at these young men
picking up the trash careless citizens toss from their cars, I wonder if some are there because of
foolish use of drugs they happened to get caught with. The numbers in our prisons today are ter-
rible testimony to failures at many levels in our great country. It's better not to hit us between
the eyes with tat'Hidliifi'Fclaiino longer ate used.
Article On Teen Pregnancy
Left Mistaken Impression
Letter to the Editor
A recent article on teen pregnancy by Jessalyn Covell (Madison County Carrier, 12/6/06) was
very interesting but probably left some mistaken impressions.
First, teens are not by any stretch the majority of unwed mothers. In Florida in 2005 there
were 96,766 live births to unwed mothers. Of these, 22,262 (23%) were to teen mothers. The ma-.
jority, 77%, were to older women. Those percentages mirror national averages. As an added
note, 42.8% of all live births in Florida in 2005 were to unwed mothers of all ages.
This information is available on the website at:
Also, the difference between the U.S. and other countries regarding their lower teen preg-
nancy rates comes from ongoing sex education and easy availability of various forms of birth con-
trol, not abstinence programs such as that offered by Madison County.
Kenneth C. Wilson
No-Bid Policy cont from Page 1 A
Will and Dan, living in Madison. It \\as pointed out that they could watch over things another firm
would not be able to.
Brennan said. "It doesn't scare me that a local firni like Billy Rutherford's could hold its own
in an open bid process. I am not opposed to using a local firm."
Brennan said he thought the board needed to have an open bid process to maintain the pub-
Attorney Cary Hardee pointed out that the bid process in Florida involves the architects com-
ing in and giving a presentation on the hospitals they have built in the past.
The board would then rank them in order by number. The first candidate would be inter-
viewed and a decision would be made whether to go with the candidate or not. If the board chose
not to, the next candidate would be interviewed.
The time delay was also taken into consideraion'by the board.
Joseph, who serves as chairman of the board, presented ithe three ideas proposed that evening
with number one being to always do nothing and not take the matter into consideration that
evening; number two was to open up the process for bids and get input from different people; and
number three would be to call Rutherford and have him redo his presentation.
After more discussion, Jim Sale made a motion to go with Rutherford. Shirley Barfield sec-
onded Sale's motion.
Faye Todd voted in favor of the motion. After debating the matter, Foust also voted in favor
of the motion.
cQnt from Page 1 A
James, Dean Cathy Simcox, coordinators Sandra Ebberson, William Sircy, and staff assistant
Pam Carlo hosted the event.
After the meeting, participants toured the new defensive driving course and indoor firing
range/classroom building nearing completion on the north side of the NFCC Madison campus.
The combined project has a price tag of about $4.5 million and encompasses 57 acres. The dri-
ving course should be completed Feb. 2007 and the firing range building April 2007.
For information about the Public Safety Academy at NFCC, contact James at 850/973-
9477 or email email@example.com.
,cont from Page 1 A
cont from Page 1A
Kim Barnhill to the Big Bend Health Council's Board of Directors.
*Approval of Madison County's Equal Employment Opportunity Plan.
*A proclamation concerning Hazardous Materials Awareness Week.
*Approval of a Tourist Development Council member and term dates.
*2005-2006 Board of County Commissioners Annual Report.
The regular meeting begins at 9 a.m. at the Commissioners Meeting Room in the Courthouse
Question of the Week
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Log on to www.greenepublishing.com to answer this week's question...
"When will you open your Christmas gifts?"
Voting for this question will end December 25 at 9 a.m. Duplicates will be removed.
Johnson also ordered Chamblin to write an essay of no less than 2,000 words on the dangers
of alcohol and driving. During his probation period, he must read the essay, which has to be ap-
proved by the court, to at least 30 youth groups.
Chamblin was also ordered to pay a $5,000 fine and $378 in court costs. He will also have to
pay $8,000 in restitution to the Sammons family, which will cover the cost of Sammons' funeral.
A mistrial had been declared in August when Chamblin was brought before the court.
Family: Wife, Cindy and four
children, Keith and Christi Roe-
buck, Les and Alex Goins
Occupation: Retired from
Spare time: Riding motorcy-
Favorite season: Spring
Favorite college football
team: Florida State Seminoles
Most desired place to travel:
Around the United States
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Madison County Carrier 3A
VIEWPOINTS & OPINIONS
~N- Merry Christmias. I hope the
hohda are bright for oti and that
\, ,ou get e\er thing you %aint for Christmma' I hope
thit )ou remember to put Je-us Christ first this sea-
Wanda Henderson is recovering from triple bypass surgery,
which she had last Friday. Please remember her in your prayers.
Amy Shelley Lasseter graduated last, week from North
Florida Community College's Patient Care Training program.
She was named Student of the Year and received a plaque. Amy
had a 4.0 average in the program.
The youth from Midway Church of God did a great job on
Sunday evening, performing A Cowboy Christmas. They will go
caroling Wednesday night. There will be a hot dog supper at 6
p.m. before the students load into vehicles to go out and visit the
people in the community.
Midway Church of God will celebrate Watch Night on Sun-
day, December 31, beginning at,7ip.m. The Miracle Singers will
be the special guest singers. There will be other local singers, as
well as movies, games, three scavenger hunts (one for small
children, one for teenagers and older children, and one for
adults) and prizes. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Happy birthday wishes ire extended this week to Deborah
Webb and Tammy Flowers;. who celebrate their birthdays on
Thursday, December 21. Nolee Turner, Andy Briggs, David
Gilbert, Mitchell Hooker and Debbie Sealey all share Friday,
December 22, as their birthday. Joyce Slaven and Connie Hood
celebrate their birthdays on Sunday, December 24. Sharon
Smith will celebrate hel birthday on Christmas Day.
That's all the new. for this week! Have a Merry Christmas
and a beautiful foreydr. May God bless each and every one of
From The Front Porch
.^ Bv Diane Sullivan
.-'*- i ,Guest -Columnist
Exciting Times For All
The Christmas season is an exciting time of year for the res-
idents living in a nursing home. Most of the residents are excit-
ed and cheerful looking forward to the season's festivities.
One of the favorites of the nursing home is the decorations.
Residents eagerly gather around the boxed up items, and will ea-
gerly assist in unpacking all of the decorations. With the excite-
ment of putting up.the Christmas tree and the ornaments, resi-
dents can be found chattering, laughing, and remembering their
past holiday experiences.
Once the home is decked out with all of the holiday splen-
dor, residents eagerly look forward to the many activities that
center around the holiday. Christmas sing-a-long's are great fun
for all the residents. Different groups from the community will
drop in and the residents will flock to the music and sound of the
voices singing familiar songs of this holiday.
Of course the Christmas party is an exciting time. The din-
ing area is the place to be for a party. The holiday music is play-
ing in the background, residents are scurrying about poking
around the gifts, trying to guess what surprises the wrapped
packages might contain. Naturally, the refreshments are a big fa-
vorite. Christmas parties within the nursing home are a fun time
full of sharing ind surprises.
With all the ongoing excitement, Christmas Day is a relief
allowing the residents to relax and enjoy the miracle of the sea-
son. Christmas is a time for our residents to feel the peace and
joy of their home, for them to visit with their families, and to re-
new their spirit.
"Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night."
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CLASSIFIED AND LEGAL ADS
Deadline for classified is Monday at 3:00 p.nL
Deadline for Legal Advcnriscment is Monday at 5pom.
There will be a '3' charge for Affidavits.
In County $28 Out-of-County $35
A weekly newspaper [USPS 324 800] designed for the express
reading pleasures of the people of its circulation area, be they past, pre-
sent or future residents.
Published weekly by Greene Publishing, Inc., 1695 South State
Road 53, Madison, Florida 32340. Periodicals postage PAID at the Post
Office in Madison, Florida 32340.
POSTMASTER: Send address changes to MADISON COUNTY
CARRIER, P.O. Drawer 772, Madison, FL 32341-0772.
This newspaper reserves the right to reject any advertisement, news
matter, or subscriptions that, in the opinion of the management, will not
be for the best interest of the county and/or the owners of this newspaper,
and to investigate any advertisement submitted.
All photos given to Greene Publishing, Inc. for publication in this
newspaper must be picked up no later than 6 months from the date they are
dropped off. Greene F'., '.. Inc. will not be responsible for photos
beyond said deadline.
Recently, Linda and I had the opportunity to visit Chat-
tanooga, Tennessee and tour the nearby Civil War battlefields.
We were blessed with good weather which made the trip even
A little understood advantage that the South had in its favor
during the War Between the States was geography. Other than
the eastern seaboard which was blocked by Lee's Army of
Northern Virginia, the only way to gain access to the heart of the
Confederacy was through Tennessee. The Appalachian chain
blocked other land access for major armies to traverse. The key
to an invasion by the North was across the Tennessee River at
Blocking this route was the Confederate Army of Tennessee
under command of Braxton Bragg. The South during the War
Between the States was renowned for their generalship; Bragg
was not among this illustrious group. He lacked the boldness of
Jackson, Lee, Longstreet and Forrest. Opposing the Confeder-
ate army was William Rosecrans' Army of the Cumberland.
During the summer of 1863, Rosecrans out maneuvered Bragg
and in so doing invested Chattanooga with his Union army.
Buoyed by the addition of James Longstreet's corps, the
Confederates engaged the Union Army of the Cumberland in
mid-September 1863 along the banks of West Chickamauga
Creek in Northern Georgia. Over a two day period, 124,000
Americans from both sides .clashed in a pivotal battle. Techni-
cally it was a Southern victory but it came at such a high cost
that Bragg was shell-shocked from pursuing the retreating Fed-
erals. Nearly 35,000 casualties littered Chickamauga after two
days of fighting.
Rosecrans retreated into Chattanooga but his position was
untenable at best. When Confederates placed artillery atop
Lookout Mountain, they were in position to bombard and con-
trol resupply to the Army of the Cumberland the crooks and
bends of the great Tennessee River lay at their feet.
Rosecrans was replaced with George Thomas, the "Rock of
Chickamauga" who had prevented the rout in September. In
came western commander Ulysses S. Grant who quickly called
for reinforcements from both east and west. Elements of the
Army of Tennessee under Sherman and the Army of the Po-
tomac under Hooker arrived to strengthen Grant's command.
With their backs to the wall and food running short, Grant
first attacked the batteries which commanded the river valley
from Lookout Mountain on November 24. This assault was
conducted by Hooker's regiments. That morning, a thick cloud
of fog shrouded the mountain; from henceforth, the battle would
be known as "the battle above the clouds." Despite the advan-
tage of high terrain, Bragg's thinly defended batteries were soon
overwhelmed by Yankee infantry assaulting the peak.
The next day, the assault began on Missionary Ridge where
Bragg's army was dug in. The attacks on the left by Sherman
and on the right by Hooker quickly bogged down. Thomas'
Cumberland boys were ordered forward toward rifle pits at the
center base of the ridge late in the afternoon. When the boys
reached their objective, they kept right on going, much to the
consternation and dismay of their commanding generals. The
generals lost control, but troopers were not to be denied. Lead-
ing the unplanned assault was the 24th Wisconsin led by a 19-
year old adjutant. from Milwaukee named Arthur MacArthur.
For his audacity, courage and leadership that day, he would be
awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. Seventeen years
later, he would father a son named Douglas who would rewrite
history in the next-century.
The Union victory at Chattanooga paved the way for Sher-
man's campaign into Georgia the next year. All of the great
Union generals Grant, Sherman, Thomas and Sheridanr -
were united at Chattanooga before going on to independent and
even more successful commands in 1864.
Chickamauga would become our nation's first military
park, designated in 1890. It is wonderfully preserved and
marked. Although urban sprawl has claimed Missionary Ridge
and parts of Lookout Mountain, they are still wonderful memo-
rials to the Americans who struggled there. If you have the op-
portunity to visit Chattanooga, I hope you will be blessed with
a clear day. The view from Point Park atop Lookout Mountain
is spectacular. There are wonderful trails to hike. Amongst na-
ture's beauty and tranquility, it is sobering to think of how much
blood was spilled upon those rocks.
Capital City Bank -v- Laura Ann Williams Mortgage
Lisa Joost -v- State Farm Mutual Auto Ins. Co. Contracts
Erica Manor -v- Gerald Powell Support
Susan McClain & DOR -v- Jason Hayling Support
Gail McDaniel & DOR -v- Gregory Donaldsin Other Do-
Sherri Lyle & DOR -v- Craig Ross, Jr. Support
Sandra Roberts & DOR -v- Charles Rouse Support
The Madison Coanty Carrier & Enterprlse Recorder
4A Madison County Carrier www.greenepublishing.com V wednesday, December 20, 2006
LOCAL & REGIONAL CRIME BLOTTER
ALL SUSPECTS SHOULD BE CONSIDERED INNOCENT
UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW
Man Arrested For DUI
A Madison man was arrested for drinking and driving on
Tuesday, December 12.
According to a Madison Police Department report, while on
patrol on SW Duval Street, Patrolman Brandon Abbott observed
Willie James Anderson, 56, walking to a gray Dodge car. Abbott
noticed that the man was stumbling.
Anderson got into the car and attempted to pull forward in
an attempt to leave the area. Abbott got out of his car and mo-
tioned for Anderson to stop.
After making contact with Anderson, Abbott noticed an
odor of alcohol coming from inside the car and from Anderson.
Abbott.also saw an open bottle of beer inside the car.
After asking Anderson if he would be willing to submit to
tests to determine if he was intoxicated, Anderson told Abbott
that he was having trouble standing and he didn't think he would
be able to take the tests.
Anderson was arrested and taken to the Madison County
Jail, where he was charged with DUI.
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Four Arrested On Firearms Charges
Four people described as armed and dangerous and wanted Investigators with the Nassau County Sheriff's Office con-
by Nassau County were arrested and numerous firearms con- tacted law enforcement in Columbia County Wednesday after
fiscated late Wednesday, December 13, in the Five Points area they had traced telephone calls and believed the four were stay-
of Columbia County. ing in Columbia County. The Task Force and the SWAT team
According to the Columbia County Sheriff's Office, The were called in due to the violent nature of these individuals and
Multijurisdictional Drug Task Force was notified by Nassau the belief they were heavily armed. All four were arrested and
County Sheriff's Investigators that they believed the four indi- taken into custody without incident and no one was injured.
viduals wanted for multiple armed burglaries in their county "This was a tremendous arrest due to the violent crimes
were staying in Columbia County. these four are believe to have committed in Nassau County,"
Members of the Task Force, which is made up of represen- said Sheriff Bill Gootee. "Members of the Task Force tracked
tatives from the Columbia County Sheriff's Office, the Lake down the location and then moved in and took them into cus-
City Police Department, the Florida Department of Law En- tody. I believe it was only a matter of time before this group
forcement and the Drug Enforcement Administration, arrested started committing crimes and victimizing our community. "
-one of the individuals outside a residence at 121 NW Deer Run The four had warrants issued for their arrests on multiple
Glenn and the other three were located in downtown Lake City. charges of armed burglaries and grand theft in Nassau County.
Arrested on warrants were Luther Heith Pease, 21; Edward Once inside the residence on Deer Run Glenn, law enforcement
West, 17 and Tiffany Dringenberg, 19, all of Fernandina Beach also confiscated numerous high-power firearms, including 2
and 23-year-old Steven Shawn Robinson of Yulee. All were high-capacity assault rifles and an Uzi-style, high-capacivy
booked into the Columbia County Jail without bond and were 9mm handgun, in addition to at least 1000 rounds of ammuni-
being held until they are transported back to Nassau County. tion.
Two Charged With Armed Robbery
Two Lake City men were arrested and charged in a recent not familiar with Lake City, he and his wife pulled into the ho-
armed robbery of a traveler at a hotel. tel to rest for the night before they returned home. As the victim
According to the Columbia County Sheriff's Office, walked to the ice machine, he was met by Harper and Brinson
Christopher Emanuel Harper, 19 and Mario Michael Brinson, who had guns and demanded money. The victim handed ot er
18, both of 1296 NW Alaska Glen, were arrested after the in-, more than $600 his Christmas shopping money to the two
vestigation of an armed robbery on November 2 at the Knight's men who then ran from the scene.
Inn in Lake City. Harper and Brinson told detectives they were not able to
Harper and Brinson were each charged with robbery with a find work due to their criminal history and they were huigrN.
firearm, grand theft. and aggravated assault with a deadly "The Sheriff's Office will not tolerate this type of disregard
weapon. They each remained in-the Columbia County Jail on for another person's property," said Sheriff Bill Gootee. "It is a
$100,000 bond Tuesday. stlame these two men were hungry, but there are clearly other
According to the victim, who is from South Carolina and options than armed robbery."
Mayo Man Arrested For Burlary Of Office At Suwannee County Fairgrounds
On Thursday, December 7, Suwannee County Sheriff's report and left the scene he received another call from Touchton
sergeant Jeff Cameron arrested Joel Nathan Folsom, 25, 283 telling him that Columbia County Sheriff's Office had just
NW Madison Road, Mayo. Folsom was charged with burglary called her regarding two men that they had apprehended that
of a structure andgrand theft. had speaker equipment marked with 4the Fair Association ini-
According to the Suwannee County Sheriff's Office, on De- tials. They had arrested one of the meii because he had an out-
cember 6, Lynn Touchton, from the Suwannee County Fair As- standing warrant from Lafayette County but they released the
sociation called to report that someone had broken into their of- other one, Joel Folsom.
fice over the weekend and stolen three large speakers and one On December' 7, Sergeant Cameroi~i went to Lafayette
small speaker. They were valued at $1,025.00. She told the in- County and located Folsom, with the help' of the Lafayette
vestigator, Sergeant Cameron, that whoever it was had known County Sheriff's Office. After talking to hiin he was arrested
the code number for entry into the building because there was and transported back to the Suwannee County gJail. His bond has
no forced entry. Shortly after Sergeant Cameron had taken the been set at $5,000.
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I ^:1-' Mucifo Coiutt C k'f Office Actoptt
The family of Clifton Clark would like to thank everyone
for the cards, flowers, phone calls, visits, and support during
the loss of Cliff. It is nice to have friends like you during dif-
ficult time like these. Thanks again for everything.
Bert and Misty Clark,
Melinda Williams and Family.
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The Madison County Clerk's Office adopted a Madison County family this holiday season to help make their
Christmas a little more cheerful. Standing pictured left to right, Tim Sanders, Phyllis Lawson, Sandy Bass, La-
Gretta Woods, Peggy Newman, Ramona Dickinson, Alison Hayes, Marilyn Williams and April Herring. Sitting
pictured left to right, Ximena Castro, Donna Blair, Cassey Smith, Judy Webb and Renata Keeling. (Greene Pub-
lishing, Inc. Photo by Jessalyn Covell, December 18, 2006)
Marjorie Kings Havi-
land, age 99, died in Madison
bn Friday, December 15, 2006.
Funeral Services were held
Monday, December 18, 2006,
t 2:00 p.m. at Beggs Funeral
-Iome Madison Chapel, Madi-
son. The family received
friendss at the Chapel one hour
:rior to the service.
In lieu of flowers contri-
)utions may be made to Big
Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan
Center Blvd., Tallahassee, Fl.
Marjorie was born De-
ember 24, 1906, in Rugby,
ngland. She emigrated to the
United States of America in
1909. After her marriage to
Wayne Haviland in 1925 she
ived in Harvey, Illinois until
jhey retired to Hudson, Florida
'n 1970. She served as the
Worshipful High Priestess for
e White Shrin-e in Harvey
from 1966-1967. She moved
jo Tallahassee in 1981 where
9he lived at Casa Calderon and
was an active volunteer serv-
ng for over 1.5 years with the
SVP and Meals on Wheels.
he lived the last seven years
.n Madison, and was a member
f St. Mary's Episcopal
She is survived by a son;
Richard W. Haviland (Helen)
of Lee; a daughter, Marjorie
Louise Heatter of Madison; a
hon-in-law, Walter Wajda,. of
tiew Buffalo, ..Michigan; a
brother John Kings (Esther) of
pencer, Indiana; 16 grand
children; 26 great grand chil-
Oren; and 18 great great grand-
She was preceded in death
by her husband, Wayne S.
Haviland, a son Dean K. Havi-
land, a daughter, Sylvia B. Wa-
Ida and a granddaughter and
Maxine Harris, 78, of
Valdosta, died Wednesday, De-
cember 13, 2006 at South
Georgia Medical Center. She
was born on December 1, 1928
in Echols County to the late
Eddie and Annie Clyde Green
Hughes and was a lifelong res-
ident of this area. Mrs. Harris
was a member of Grace Bap-
Survivors include her four
children and their spouses;
Linda and Larry Lynch of Per-
ry, Ga., Lamar and Betsy Har-
ris of Lenox, Leonard and Pat
Harris of Madison, and Lynne
Futch of Valdosta; grandchil-
dren and their spouses, John
Lynch of Perry, Ga., Robert
Lynch of Vero Beach, Brent
and Carrie Harris of Tallahas-
see, Ben Harris of Atlanta, Ga.,
Toni McDonald of Tallahas-
see, Beth and Brad White of
Atlanta, Ga.; a great grand-
daughter, Autumn Paige Harris
of Tallahassee; one brother and
sister in law,. Eddie Merle and
Mary Frances Hughes of Lake
Park, Ga.; two sisters,
Gwynette Sandlin of Lake
Park, Ga. and Sadie Hughes of
Orange Park. She was preced-
ed in death by her husband,
Brinson Ray Harris; a son,
Michael Harris; a granddaugh-
ter, Elizabeth Lynch; and a sis-
ter, Kathryn Hughes.
Funeral services were held
at 11 a.m., Saturday, December
16, 2006 at Grace Baptist
Church with Rev. D. L. "Bud-
dy" Morris and Rev. Dean
Spivey officiating. Burial fol-
lowed in Sunset Hill Ceme-
tery, the family received
friends on Friday from 6-8
p.m. at the funeral home. Con-
dolences to the family may be
conveyed online at
The Madison Library will have a special visitor at 2 p.m.,
when Tim Sanders stops by to read "T'was The Night Before
Christmas." There will also be a Grinch cartoon, and a visit from
Santa Claus! For more information, please call 973-8011.
Deep Islandman Shoes and More at 589 S. Duval Ave. will
be hosting a Christmas celebration that includes singing, food,
music, and a puppet show starting at 1 p.m. For more informa-
tion call 973-3096.
St. Mary's Episcopal Church will have morning mass at 10
a.m. Starting at 11:15 p.m. there will be caroling, and at 11:45
p.m., there will be a midnight mass. Everyone is invited to at-
The 2nd annual Davis Marketing Group Christmas Dinner
will be held from Noon 3 p.m. at 235 S.W..Bentley Street. On
the menu is: Turkey, Dressing, Green Beans, Chicken and Rice,
Potato Salad, Pies, Cakes, and much, much more. Any persons
in need of family assistance or need your dinner delivered,
Please feel free to call (850) 673-8164.
There will be a Retirement Reception in honor of Supervi-
sor of Elections Linda Howell and Assistant Supervisor.of Elec-
tions Carol Flournoy from 3-5 p.m. at the Madison County
Courthouse. Please come and join us in the celebration!
Community Wide New Years Eve Bash from 7 p.m. 1 a.m.
5th thru 12th grade is invited to come out to Concord Baptist.
There will be a live band, food, games and contests, prizes, a
bonfire, hayride, and a cemetery scavenger hunt! Everything is
Look Past "Outlook" for 2007
Provided by Brad Bashaw, Edward Jones
It's time for all the financial experts to make their predic-
tions for 2007. Some will say the stock market will:keep ris-
ing over the next year, while others will claim the market will
fall. How about interest rates, inflation, oil prices and any
number of other factors? With very little effort, you can find
conflicting opinions on all these subjects. How can you base.
vour investment strategies on such an uncertain forecast' You
can't and \oul shouldn't
In faci. you'll be better off if tou stp a.skfing questions
that have no answers. No one can really tell you where the
Dow Jones Industrial Average will be in 12 months, nor the
price of a barrel of oil, nor the interest rate on a 10-year
Treasury note. Even more importantly, the specifics of the
financial markets over the next year are just about meaning-
less to you if you will be investing for another two or three
Consequently, instead of pondering what lies ahead for
the financial markets, ask yourself these questions:
Is my asset allocation suitable for y risk tolerance?
You'll need to periodically review your portfolio to make sure
your investment mix is still appropriate for your individual
needs. You don't want to take on too much risk, but, at the
same time, you don't want to invest so conservatively that
you can't attain the growth you need. And, over time, .some of
your goals may change, along with your family situation, so
you'll want to make sure your investments reflect your new
Do I need to upgrade the quality of my investments?
Year in and year out, through market volatility and political
turmoil, quality investments never go out of style. Take a
close look at your holdings. Do you own stocks of companies
with strong management teams and competitive products?
H,-ave your bonds received high "grades" from the independ-
ent rating agencies? In any given time period, the highest
rated investments may not offer the best returns, but, over the
long haul, they are likely to provide you with the greatest
potential for rewards.
Can I reduce my investment expenses and taxes? Most
people don't realize just how much expenses and taxes can
eat into investment returns. By buying -quality investments,
and holding them for the long term, you can help reduce
transaction costs. And you can gain greater control of your
tax situation by focusing on tax-advantaged vehicles, such as
your 401(k), Roth or traditional IRA, fixed annuities and
some types of municipal bonds.
Do I own investments that can offer the potential for
both reliable and rising income during retirement? This
question is especially applicable if you are closing in on
retirement. To supplement your Social Security and the dis-
tributions from your 401(k) or other employer-sponsored
retirement plan, you will need to count on income from your
investment portfolio. To maintain a steady source of income
that can also keep you ahead of inflation, you may want to
explore a mixture of fixed-income vehicles and dividend-
paying stocks. Keep in mind, though, that dividends can be
increased, decreased or totally eliminated at any point with-
You can't predict shifting political winds, geopolitical
unrest, new tax legislation and the fortunes of specific indus-
tries. But by following the steps outlined above, you can quit
looking for a crystal ball because you won't need it.
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6A Madison County Carrier www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, December 20, 2006
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Captain Mark Trammell Of The
U.S. Coast Guard Speaks At Rotary
By Janet Schrader
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Major Mark Trammell of
the Florida Highway Patrol is
also a Captain in the U.S.
Local FHP Lt. Dan Camp-
bell invited Trammell to speak
at the Madison Rotary Club,
December 13, about homeland
security and the Coast Guard.
Trammell spoke about the new
duties of the modem Coast
Guard in. relation to upgrading
homeland security issues.
He said new Coast Guard
duties include homeland secu-
rity, maritime domain. aware-
ness, Increasing Intelligence
sharing, port contingency plan-
ning and response coordina-
Members of Rotary lis-
tened raptly as Trammell out-
lined these new duties. Tram-
mell named possible terrorist
targets the Coast Guard feels
are part of their responsibili-
ties. He listed petro-chemical.
plants as the number-one target
along with large ships.
With a very interesting
Trammell listed the U.S. ports
that do the most business by
tons of cargo handled each
It surprised the Rotarians
when he listed the Port of
South Louisiana as the busiest
port in the nation. Houston was
number-two and Huntington,
West Virginia was a surprise
New York was listed at
number-three. Tampa was on
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best wishes to everyone.'
Here's hoping you have a
Joyous Christmas Season.
Have A -
the list as well.
Trammell told the assem-
bled Rotary members where
the Coast Guard is concentrat-
ing their efforts. He listed high
interest vessels, high density
population areas, chemical in-
dustries, petroleum and natural
gas industries, offshore pro-
duction assets, passenger ves-
sels, strategic ports of em-
barkation and locks, levees,
old river control structures and
He said citizens could help
out the Coast Guard by report-
ing any suspicious activity
close to these areas and recom-
mended citizens watch for un-
familiar people taking photos
especially around bridges and
Trammell said the cruise
industry does a good job of ac-
Di ioMvr frost 13fun a% mounds and mounds ol' ic3 sniio co'er hills for wedding and create drifts to plWI
ii. Conquer the slippery slopes of "Daredevil Hill." For those unwilling to take the dare, "Little T) kes
0bobiiuan Run" fits the bill, sending sliders on a gentler journey to earth. It's a flurry of fun lor the
younger set in "Fros% Frolic-.,' the snow play area perfect for first snowballs and little snowmen. Those
more adept at sno' ball making will find an avalanche of action at "Snow Mania." Lace up a pair of'
skaie-. complimentary of course!) and glide through the "Skate Zone," our large public ice rink. "Skate
Camp" ill teach the hasic, of skating each day.
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drawing to win 4 tickets to Wild Adventures Arctic Adventure. One winner
will receive 4 tickets. Deadline for entry is Monday, January 1st at 4:30 pm.
Drawing will be held Tuesday, January 2nd and announced in the
,'7 \\ednesday, January 3rd edition of The Madison County Carrier.
Mail your entry form to Greene Publishing, Inc. at
P.O. Drawer 772, Madison, Fl 32341
or drop it by Greene Publishing, Inc. at
1695 S. State Road 53, Madison, Florida
cepting responsibility for their
own security, as do many of
the offshore drilling compa-
nies. Offshore oil has 6,500 oil
and gas wells in American wa-
ters, 3,800 platforms, 172 mo-
bile offshore drilling units, 340
million barrels of crude oil
produced and 4.7 trillion cubic
feet of natural gas.
Trammell is a. member of
the Eighth Coast Guard Dis-
trict. They police much of the
offshore unloading spots for
oil in the waters off Houston
and Louisiana. Other districts
have different missions.
For example, the First
District is in Maine and is
mostly concerned with fishing,
while the Seventh District off
the coast of South Florida and
the Bahamas has a huge fleet
dedicated to drug interdiction.
Trammell was a good
speaker with an interesting
message for the members of
There were three guests at
the Wednesday, December 13
meeting: Larry Peterson, Jim
Reiboldt and Ashley Beggs.
Carl Dean thanked all
members who "Rang the Bell"
for the Salvation Army Satur-
day, December 9.
There are three December
Rotary birthdays, Jargo Clark,
December 4; Daniel Campbell,
December 15; and W.C.
Copeland, December 28.
Next week is the Rotary
Christmas Luncheon. Rotary
will not meet December 27.
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Madison Lions Club
The Madison Lions Club held "Breakfast with Santa Claus"
on the Saturday after Thanksgiving and many folks came out to
enjoy the pancakes and sausage and to visit with Santa. The Li-
ons Club plans on making this an annual event for the children
of Madison. Proceeds from the breakfast go to local programs
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Lion members Doug Brown, Jim Sale and David
Abercrombie, right, kibbitz "Leo", and Lane Peavy
help Santa prepare breakfast for the children during
the "Breakfast with Santa Claus." (Photo Sumbitted)
Alice Cook and Nell Simmons from Pensacola are
pictured with Santa during the Madison Lions Club
"Breakfast with Santa Claus." (Photo Sumbitted)
The Rev. Oliver Bradley brings some alert children
to visit Santa for breakfast. (Photo Sumbitted)
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Madison Rotary Club about homeland security as it re-
lates to the Coast Guard. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo
by Janet Schrader, December 13, 2006)
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55 Plus Club Hosts Large Crowd At Meeting And Luncheon
The Lee United Methodist Church prepared a hearty meal for members and new-
comers. The lunch consisted of chili, broccoli and chicken soup, vegetable soup, plen-
y of sandwiches and yummy desserts. Pictured left to right, Frances Mercer, Reverend
lich Quackenbush, 55 Plus Club Program Coordinator Stuart Fenneman, Florence I t' |
Webb, Ethlene Williams, Mary Ragans and Wanda Hodnett. (Greene Publishing, Inc.
'hoto by Jessalyn Covell, December 13, 2006 Pauline Strickland, (left), takes time L g l
out to smile big for the camera with her
close friend, Pat Ruttan. (Greene Publish-
MadisonCni te WayRaises$39,000 ing, Inc. Photo by Jessalyn Covell, De-
SPat Ruttan and Louise Strickland
S' *By Jessalyn Coveen Plhn(right) enjoyed laughing about memories
SGreene Publishing, Inc. as long-time friends and making new
S.On Wednesday, December 13,the 55 Plus ones at the 55 Plus Club luncheon and
i .Club hosted a large crow of members and meeting. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo
Guests. Lee United Methodist Church was the by Jessalyn Covell, December 13, 2006)
host and did a fantastic job of preparing soups,
i sandwiches and desserts.
SSeveral 55 Plus Club
will be taking place at Madi-
son County churches. The fol-#4enol,&hD-
!lowing is a list of the church, 229.242.6105
event, date and time of special 1501 N. Ashley St., Valdosta, GA
events scheduled for the holi- Across from the Honda dealership behind Macadoos.
J .day season:'
SHanson United Methodist 229.431.2300
SChurch, Christmas Cantata, 1005 Pine Ave, Albany, GA
Sunday, December 17, 2 p.m.;East of Slappey Blvd. behind Krispy Kreme
i.,,...' ,..Church, Christmas Cantata,
December 17., 11 p.m. First
U. .. . united Methodist Church, Kendall e ll
S' Christmas Communion, De- egerieni lloW
member 24, 7 p.m.; Rocky ackson "
Springs United Methodist infande Chardonnay All Types
Church, Christmas Cantata, a
i4 Wa December 17, 6 p.m.; Cherry t
Lake United Methodist Chrh | $ |
SP -. ( Church, Christmas Cantata,
December 17, 6:30 p.m.; First Jacob's Creek Penfolds R.R. Woodbridge
Baptist Church of Madison,ll
Christmas Cantata, December All $ 89,
'/yW S -.-f Sunyas 6, 6 p.m.; First Baptistfc Ea Lt ype rs
The Madison County United Way has raised 39000.The goal for thiear's Church of Madison, Christmas RaenswoodZinfandel Covey Run Simi Chardonnay
United Way is $75,000. The Madison United Way will continue to raise funds for Cantata, December 17, 6 p.m.; l
the campaign. Pictured left to right, Ernestine Kinsey, Mary Carol Kaney. Pinetta First Baptist Church, B 49 Riesl
Stephen Pike. Mary Frances Mauldin, Cheryl James and Jodie Price. (Greene Christmas Canata, December lendm 75o 7.
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DeHart and Brad Clark to lead PinotGrigio $J199 All$ &99 All $399
S Ithe crowd in Christmas carol- Pinot Noir s Ty1p L5 S Types 0
S"k ing. Everyone joined together
/ Cand sang Christmas tunes such
as "Jingle Bells," "Joy To the
World," "The First Noel," "Oh Wine & Liquor MUST BE 21 TO
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'". crowd participated in making Purchases O eRESPONSIBLY
their own version of the 12
SDays of Christmas. Everyone Ord Jim Crown
in attendance had a terrific R v0 iart Beam Royal
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8A Madison County Carrier www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, December 20, 2006
AROUND MADISON COUNTY
Pecan Hill Subdivision Home Under Construction
To Benefit Covenant And Big Bend Hospice
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Some of the several people who were instrumental in raising money to build a home in Pecan Hill Subdivision
in Jefferson County that will benefit Covenant Hospice and Big Bend Hospice are pictured in front of the house.
By Jessalyn Covell
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Pecan Hill is a new subdi-
vision being built in Jefferson
County. Phase One of the subdi-
vision consists of 30 homes,
100' x 110' lots.-Currently, L&B
Homes and Construction Com-
pany is putting up homes in in-
crements of 10. Five homes
have already been completed
with three of those homes al-
ready sold and two under con-
One of the 10 homes being
built by L&B Construction
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Make a contribution to place an Angel. Bell or Bow
on the Tree of Rcrnimmb tuce In honor or memory
of your loved nes al one of the locations listed.
For more information, call (850) 973-8131
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two well established organiza-
tions. All profits from the sale of
the Curtis model home, which
is starting at $189,000 will go to
the two hospices serving Jeffer-
son County, which is Covenant
and Big Bend Hospice. Broker
Associate of Coldwell Banker,
Kelly & Kelly Properties Vir-
ginia Blow will be marketing
the home to prospective buyers.
The hospice home is a nice
home, featuring three bed-
rooms, two baths, brick and
hardie board siding, architec-
tural shingles, insulated win-
dows, a back patio, a wood-
burning fire place, a separate
dining room, a breakfast room
with bay windows, a, large
pantry, vaulted and trey ceil-
ings, a deluxe master suite fea-
turing a garden tub, separate
ih .\ er stall, double sinks and a
walk-in closet, a two-car garage
and much more.
Broker Associate of Cold-
well Banker, Kelly & Kelly
Properties Virginia Blow stat-
ed, "This stunning new city
subdivision offers quality built
homes at amazing prices that
are hard to beat any where."
For further information on
Pecan Hill subdivision homes
for sale, please contact Virginia
Blow at (850) 509-1844.
The hospice home is cur-
rently under construction and
its projected completion date is
February 1, 2007. If anyone
would like to donate building
materials, please contact Doug
Ballard and Mike Long of L&B
Construction Company at (850)
556-1177. To make a monetary
donation, please contact Direc-
tor of Covenant Hospice Steve
Campbell at (850) 575-4998 or
Catherine Arnold of Big Bend
Hospice at (850) 933-2190.
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Uaughters Of The
1ld Fall Ieetinas
The Madison San Pedro Chapter Daughters of the American
Revolution (DAR) has completed their fall meetings.
On September 12, 2006, the Chapter celebrated the 22nd
year of its founding at the home of this year's treasurer/registrar,
Princess Akerman. Special guest was the current State Regent,
Rebecca Lockhart, of Jacksonville. She held a very informative
question and answer session, which was beneficial to the chapter
members. She also presented certificates of appreciation to Mary
Harper, who was retiring as secretary, and to Ginny Bums who is
retiring as treasurer/registrar. Another guest was Jane Comer.
The refreshment table held a "22nd Year" cake and an as-
sortment of finger foods.
On October 15. Sandra Reeves was host to the Chapter. Joe
Boyles gave the program, presenting a story of a young Alabama
girl during the World War H era. She had written letters to a mem-
ber of Joe's family at that time, and now he has edited the letters
and is ready to tell her story. It was a poignant story filled with a
young Southern girl's expressions of hope, caring and dreams of
the future. Unfortunately, an untimely drowning prevented her
from fulfilling those dreams. Chapter members were very much
moved by the presentation and about a time in history that some
of them could remember.
The refreshment table held an array of finger foods and
punch in a fall color theme.
Monday, December 4 was chosen by the Chapter to make the
annual trip to the Veteran's Hospital in Lake City to deliver
Christmas gifts from the Chapter members. Taking the gifts over
this year were Sara Adams, Chapter Regent and Sandra Reeves,
Secretary/National Defense. Tracy Reeves was the obliging dri-
If you are interested in joining DAR, please call (850) 929-
2326 or (850) 973-2617.
Sarah Adams (left) and Sandra Reeves prepare to
carry the Veterans' Christmas gifts into the hospital on
December 4. (Photo submitted)
Sarah Adams, San Pedro Chapter Regent (right)
stands with program presenter Joe Boyles. (Photo sub-
Princess Akerman (right) serves cake to State Re-
gent Rebecca Lockhart at the September 12th celebra-
tion of the 22nd year of the founding of the San Pedro
Chapter of DAR. (Photo submitted)
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HEALTH & NUTRITION
Madison County Carrier 9A
Beware Of High Blood Pressure
By Jessalyn Covell
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Nearly one in three American adults have
high blood pressure. Once high blood pres-
sure develops, it usually lasts a lifetime. .
The good news is that it can be ,
treated and controlled.
The majority of the time, laugh
blood pressure has no symptoms that oc-
cur and some people may not find
out they have it until its too late.
People may be living with high
blood pressure for years and may
not know it. Uncontrolled high
blood pressure can lead to
strokes, heart attacks, heart fail-
ure or kidney failure.
People can take steps to pre-
vent high blood pressure by -.
adopting a healthy lifestyle.
These steps include maintaining a
healthy weight, being physically
active, following a healthy eating
plan that emphasizes fruits, veg-
etables and lowfat dairy foods,
choosing and preparing foods
with less salt and sodium, quitting smoking and
not drinking alcoholic beverages. If a person
does drink, they should drink in moderation.
People can take certain precautions to keep
blood pressure under control. The majority of
citizen's goals are to keep blood pressure below
140/90 and lower for people with other condi-
tions, such as diabetes and kidney disease.
In addition, three out of four women with
high blood pressure know they have it. Yetfew-
er than one in three are controlling their blood
pressure. Every woman should take steps to
control their blood pressure.
By Jessalyn Covell
Greene Publishing, Inc.
In 2002, Madison County
had two reported cases of Hu-
Virus (HIV) and one reported
case of Acquired Immune De-
ficienLT) SN ndrome (AIDS).
In 2002, for the state of,
Florida there was 6,"122 report-
ed cases of HIV and 5,058 re-
ported cases of AIDS.
Throughout the AIDS epi-
demic, Florida has consistently
ranked third in the nation in
the number of reported cases
for HIV and AIDS.
The Florida Department
of Health estimates that
100,000 Floridians (11% of the
national total) are living with
HIV infection. Males account
for 76% and females account
for 24% of cumulative report-
ed AIDS cases.
Of the over 78,000 cumu-
lative HIV cases in Florida,
55% are among African Amer-
icans, 28% are among Cau-
casians, and 17% are among
Hispanics. HIV/AIDS is the
leading cause of death in Flori-
da for both black males and
Becoming infected with
HIV and becoming sick from
AIDS are two different events.
For most people, it takes
many years from the time
someone is infected with HIV
to the time that they develop
symptoms of AIDS. Some
people get sick sooner and oth-
ers stay well longer, especially
with treatment. However, there
is almost always a significant
period of time after infection
when an HIV-positive individ-
ual will have no symptoms at
all, often 10 years or-more.
The first time period is
during the first few weeks af-
ter infection from HIV. Some
people wh;i.jnely\ infected
may develop flu-like symp-
toms within the first month or
so after getting HIV. These
early symptoms can feel very
much like the flu with symp-
toms such as fever, headache,
weakness, fatigue, body aches
and they can be mild or se-
vere. The flu-like symptoms
typically last for only about
week, and then go away on
their own. Although, people
do need to keep in mind that
not everyone who is infected
with HIV will experience
these early, flu-like symptoms
of Acute Viral Syndrome.
Many people will have no
symptoms at all until years af-
The other time when
someone may have symptoms
related to HIV is much later in
their illness, once their body's
immune system has been dam-
aged by the virus and they are
starting to become sick with
AIDS. AIDS is a disorder of
the immune system, it makes
people sick by making their
bodies vulnerable to a wide
variety of illnesses.
The Madison County Cor-
rectional Institute reported
that they are not equipped to
hold HIV/AIDS inmates and
those inmates are immediately
sent to Lake Butler to be
housed there. They currently
have not taken in any inmates
who have HIV/AIDS.
The Madison County Jail
reported that a of December
6, they had released their only
HIV or AIDS inmate. They are
not quite as equipped to house
severe cases of HIV/AIDS,
but do their best to provide
particular inmates with accu-
, ;2 r*. ,'' .k
I am a registered respira-
tory therapist with thirty-five
(35) plus years in respiratory
therapy. The vast majority of
those years I worked as a trit-
ical care therapist, which in-
cludes: ICU, CCU, NICU, and
cardiac ICU where I managed
ventilators for open-heart pa-
Lients (CABG). After each of
those accomplishments,. I de-
veloped a sudden interest in
sleep studies where the Eden
Tech was used as a four (4)
channel sleep study for sleep
screens. In 1994, I joined the
Association for Polysomno-
graphic Technologists. In
2001, another local respiratory
therapist and myself were sent
to the Houston Sleep Center
where we were taught classes
in performing sleep studies.
Sleep technology has
been instrumental in the diag-
nosis of the sleep ,disorder,
sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a
condition characterized by
brief interruptions of breath-
ing during sleep. There are
two types of sleep apnea: cen-.
tral and obstructive. Obstruc-
rate care unless the case is too
HIV/AIDS is a reality and
has spread to almost every-
where in the state, even Madi-
son County. Please remember
to practice good health.
For further information,
please contact the Florida
HIV/AIDS Hotline at 1-800-
tive sleep apnea, in which the
airway closes off and the per-
son wakes up, gasping, is the
more common type. Central
sleep apnea is a much less
common condition in which
the brain doesn't send the ap-
propriate signals to the mus-
cles involved in breathing.
Central sleep apnea may stem
from a brain injury, congestive
heart failure, or other health
More than 12 million
Americans are estimated to
have obstructive sleep apnea
(OSA). When people with
sleep apnea don't get a restful
sleep at night, they may be ex-
cessively sleepy during the
day,,which can lead to trouble
at school, work, and even auto
accidents. We have a beautiful
two (2) bed sleep facility that
the public is invited to tour.
Tests performed at Duramed
Sleep laboratory are: Regular
Sleep Studies and/or Sleep
Studies with CPAP (continu-
ous positive airway pressure)
Titration. Our sleep study
turnaround time is 3-4 days.
We have a registered sleep
technician with two (2) years
experience on staff. Sleep in-
terpretation is performed by
Dr. Namen who is board certi-
fied in sleep medicine. Please
feel free to tour our sleep fa-
Bishop L. McMiller
Duramed Medical Services
Sleep Studies, C Pap, BiPap Titrations & Pulmonary Functions Studies
Bishop L. McMiller, B.S.,RRT
We Have a Registered Polysomnographist
(Registered Sleep Technician) on Staff
850-973-8116 cell 850-464-4849
289 SW Range Ave. Madison, FL 32340
(next door to OptionCare)
YOU get to see
things happen here.
William R. Grow, M.D.
Int nal edi'an
"I've been at SGMC for over 30
years. We've truly evolved from a
very good hospital with a general
medical staff to a superb medical
facility with very comprehensive
We have al\ a s worked together
towards obtaining the same goal,
which is taking the best care of our
patients that we can. There's really
very little reason to go outside this
community when you have South
Georgia Medical Center.
You get to see incredible things
We have a sliding-fee program for
those who qualify at
Tri-County Family Health Care
Elizabeth Hengstebeck, DO
Board Certified Family Physician
You may save $ on your prescriptions
from us, when filled at Jackson's Drugs
Please call 850-948-2840
for more information
TRI-COUNTY FAMILY HEALTH CARE
193 NW US 221
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McMiller Operates New
Sleep Laboratory In Madison
Scary HIV/AIDS Statistics For
Madison County And Florida
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
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SCHOOL & EDUCATION
Latma Academy Holds Third Annual Celebration
Carl Spencer (left) and principal Emily Spencer were instrumental in
entertaining guests at the celebration. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by
Jessalyn Covell, December 10, 2006)
By Jessalyn Covell
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Life and That More
Academy held its third an-
nual celebration on Sun-
day, December 10 at 6
Students, parents and
staff dressed their best and
enjoyed an elegant gala
with a scrumptious meal
and special entertainment
as well as an informative
The theme was "Hun-
dreds of Seeds, Saving
Hundreds of Lives."
The celebration is held
each year to commemorate
and empower them to be
successful in the commu-
Elijah and Margaret Davis are the proud parents of LATMA Academy
tenth grade student Cierra Davis. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jes-
salyn Covell, December 10, 2006)
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Gracious Or Greedy
By Susan Pickles
3rd Grade Teacher
Oh, how I love
the holiday season!
We have finished
are now fully into
the Christmas sea-
son. We all look for-
ward to the lights,
excitement, and hol-
iday festivities, but
let us continue to re-
member the true
meanings of these
is the 3rd Grade
teacher at Madison
The celebrating will end
later in December, but the true
feelings and purposes should
continue throughout the year.
Thanksgiving was not meant to
only be celebrated on one day,
but every day. (Ephesians 5:20
- Giving thanks always for all
things unto God and the Father
in the name of our Lord Jesus
The Spirit of Christmas -
giving should not just show
forth on one day. In the rush,
rush, rush of our lives today,
and the gain, gain, gain for
which so many are striving, 1
fear we are teaching our chil-
dren improper values.
I pray that we as adults are
teaching our chil-
dren to be gracious
rather than greedy
and selfish. Some-
times children are
not thankful for
what they have
and only want
more. Many don't
want to work to
earn anything and
it is a strange con-
cept to simply be
kind to someone.
They do not realize how
much God has blessed them by
allowing them to live in Madi-
son County in such a great na-
tion as America. A nice home
and a family that loves and
cares for them are often taken
Let each of us set the ex-
ample for our children by being
gracious and thankful to the
Lord "who daily loadeth us
with benefits." Being thankful
for all we already have, saying
a kind word or helping those
around us, and accepting the
blessings that come our way
graciously, are all things each
of us can do in our daily lives to
keep the true meanings of the
holiday season alive all year
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Madison County Carrier 13A
SCHOOL & EDUCATION
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Homemade Deep Dish Apple Pie
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Friday: 4 p.m. 11 p.m.
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been named a
Program to offer
tion to superior students who
excel in the academic disci-
plines. The Collegiate All-
American Scholars must earn a
3.3 or higher grade point aver-
age. Only scholars selected by
a school official or other quali-
fied sponsor are accepted. This
award is a prestigious honor
yer fe% students can ever hope
to attain. In fact, the Academy
recognizes fewer than 10% of
all college students.
Tiffany Floyd, who attends
North Florida Community Col-
lege, was nomi-
nated for this na-
tional award by
will appear in the
book, which is
our youth is' more
ever before in
winners of the Collegiate All-
American Scholar Award
should be congratulated and ap-
preciated for their dedication to
excellence and achievement,"
said Dr. George Stevens,
Founder of the United States
Tiffany is the daughter of
Randy and Kathy Floyd of
Greenville. Her, grandparents
are Wayne and Pat Kauffman of
Madison, and the late Rosa Lee
and Lucian Floyd, of
O Jim Hubbard
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Call Jim Hubbard
Webb and Grosskopf Earn Online Certifications
North Florida Community
College administrators, Jessica
Webb and John Grosskopf, re-
cently completed requirements for
certification in "Facilitating
Learning Online" through Geor-
gia Southern University. The in-
tense program included 60 contact
hours over a 10-week span. Webb
and Grosskopf studied theories in
online learning, researched best
practices, evaluated online cours-
es, and collaborated with col-
leagues from other colleges to pre-
pare online learning activities.
Webb is executive director of
information technology and insti-
tutional research. Grosskopf is
dean of teaching and learning at
For information contact the
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NEW HOSPITAL SITE
SELECTION COMMITTEE SCHEDULE
A Hospital Site Selection Committee will hold
5 meetings to develop recommendations for a
hospital building site. Meeting #1 will be an
organizational meeting and meeting #5 will be a
work session. Public welcome, comments invited.
Madison County Courtroom
January 4, 2007, 6:00 PM
Meeting #2 Lee Town Hall
January 11, 2007, 6:00 PM
County Ag. Center, Madison, FL
January 18, 2007, 6:00 PM
Greenville Senior Center
January 25, 2007, 6:00 PM
Madison County Courtroom
February 1, 2007, 6:00 PM
Tiffany Floyd, who
attends North Florida
was named a Collegiate
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14A Madison County Carrier www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Madison Soccer Takes Important District Win
By Janet Schrader
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Cowgirl soccer delivered
an important win against the
Hamilton Lady Trojans at
home Tuesday night, Decem-
ber 12. Madison beat Hamil-
ton 3-2 at their place in the
"The girls knew this was
going to be a tight game but
that they had a chance to win
again," Coach Donn Smith
But things looked bleak
when the Lady Trojans
scored in the eighth minute
of the first half. Two of the
Cowgirls' key players were
on the bench with injuries for
most of the game, and it took
until the 29th minute for
Madison to draw even again.
At the half, the score was
In the second half, the
Cowgirls took 16. shots-on-
goal to Hamilton's one, but
the ball simply would not
bounce the right way. The
Cowgirls hit the posts so
many times, and so hard, that
one of the goal posts had to
be reset the day after the
game. Finally, Madison man-
aged to get one in on a fast
break down the middle in the
27th minute. The final score
Emily Hentges scored
the first goal and Allyce
Rutherford scored goal num-
Ashley Collis had one
save as goalkeeper.
The win puts the Cow-
girls at 4-7-1 for the season
and 2-4 in district play.
Madison's #12 Ingrid Bellera goes in for a kick.
(Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Janet Schrader, De-
cember 14, 2006)
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#11 Allyce Rutherford scored the second goal for the
Cowgirls against Hamilton County. (Greene Publishing,
Inc. Photo by Janet Schrader, December 14, 2006)
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Photo by Janet Schrader, December 14, 2006)
Support The MCHS Varsity Girls Basketball Team
By Jessalyn Covell fundraiser and they need your ma\ do your a good cause shoe bfor the team. game.
Greene Publishing. Inc. support! The girls \\ill be raf- o% n taxes The funds The raffles \\ ill take place If anyone would d like to
The Madison Count- fling off free income tax re- each sear, but \ ill go to- du-ing 'all the pack-the-g\m purchase a raffle ticket, please
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Public Service Announcement
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DAMAGE PREVENTION IS,.,
Call Sunshine at 1-800-432-4770 at least
48 hours before you dig, but not more
than five days. Have information ready
when calling: company name/address,
contact person, phone number, location
of dig site, extent and type of work, and
date/start time of excavation.
* Wait 48 hours for underground facilities
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* Respect and protect the facility opera-
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no odor. So, for your safety, a smell like rotten eggs
is added. If you smell such an odor:
1. Don't use the telephone.
2. Don't turn lights on or off,
Or use anything electrical.
3. Go outside right away.
4. Ask a neighbor to call
The Gas Company.
5. Don't go back into the
House until the Gas
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Wednesday, December 20, 2006 www.greenepublishing.com Madison County Carrier 15A
Madison Cowboy Coach Rod Williams Leads A Double Life
Williams Plays Offensive Lineman For The Tampa Bay Storm Arena Football Team
Cowboys' Defensive Coordinator Rod Williams plays
center for Arena Football's Tampa Bay Storm. #50 throws
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By Janet Schrader
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Madison Cowboy defen-
sive coordinator Rod Williams
is leading a double life. We
know him as Rod Williams,
teacher at the Madison County
Alternative Excel School and
defensive coordinator for the
Cowboys, but when high school
football season is over, Williams
begins to prepare for his real job
as center for the Tampa Bay
.A few weeks after the Cow-
boys put away their pads,
Williams begins his cardio
workouts. He lifts weights twice
a week during the season. Work-
ing out is a major part of his job
as a professional football player.
The Tampa Bay Storm is
part of the 19-team Arena Foot-
ball League. Their season starts
March 2 and runs until the final
playoff game, which will be
July 29 this year. Williams said
arena football is managed and
s governed by the same laws as
the NFL. There are the same
salary caps; they trade players
and players move on and off
teams through free agency just
like the NFL. Arena football is
divided nationally into two con-
ferences, the American Confer-
ence and the National Confer-
ence and there are two divisions
in each conference.
The Storm is in the Nation-
al Conference, Southern Divi-
sion. At the end of the season,
there are division playoffs for
the division championship, fol-
lowed by conference playoffs
and then the national champi-
onship game. The Storm has
won five national champi-
onships, the last one in 2003
1 i(h Coach Rod playing center.
Williams said the main dif-
ference between arena football
and regular football is the size of
the field. Arena ball uses a 50-
yard playing field, and arena
ball is played indoors. Because
of the shortened playing field,
Williams says the game is really
fast paced. "One, two, three, the
ball is gone," Williams said.
s "The ball is passed 80-85 per-
o cent of the time." There are only
eight players from each team on
the field, instead of the NFL's
According to Williams, be-
cause of the shortened field, the
scores in arena football can get
really high. Williams said out
west the scores get into the 70s
and 80s. "We play defense in the
south," Williams added. "Our
scores get into the 30s and every
now and then the 40s."
The field is an indoor
padded surface 85 feet wide and
50 yards long with eight-yard
endzones. Goal posts are nine-
feet wide with a crossbar height
of 15 feet (NFL goalposts are 18
1/2 wide with the crossbar at 10
feet). The goalside rebound nets
are 30 feet wide by 32 feet high.
The bottom of the nets is eight
feet above the ground. Sideline
barriers are 48 inches high and
made of high-density foam rub-
Williams did not leave col-
lege with the intentions of play-
ing arena football. He graduated
from Madison County High
School in 1991.
Cowboys' Defensive Coordinator Rod Williams was #95 during his FAMU years.
When he was a Cowboy, Bud
O'Hara was head qoach and the
Cowboys went 6-4 his sopho-
more and junior years and 5-4
his senior year.
Williams said he played
everything. "I started the year
as quarterback," Williams said.
''Every one of our fullbacks got
injured, and by the third game I
was playing fullback. I never
came off the field except for
Williams went to FAMU
after high school and played de-
fensive end as a Rattler for his
freshman and sophomore sea-
sons. As a junior, he switched to
Right after college,
Williams signed a free agent
deal with the Dolphins, but was
released. He went back to
school to graduate with a de-
gree in criminal justice. While
he was waiting for the results of
an application to join the U.S.
Marshals, he got a call from
Pinetta Junior High principal
Buchanan invited Williams
to teach at his school. "I had no
aspirations of teaching or
coaching," Williams said. "But
I let him talk me into doing both
and I got hooked."
While he was teaching at
Pinetta Middle, he got an invita-
tion to try out for a number of
arena football teams. The Storm
called. "I figured, hey, might as
well try it out," Williams said.,
"I love it."
Williams said there is noth-
ing like the camaraderie you
build with your friends and
Last season Williams was
injured. He ruptured an Achilles
tendon and is still rehabbing
from the injury. "Right now I'm
at 75 percent," Williams said.
"There's still two months until
the season starts. The rehab is
coming along good,"
Players on the Cowboys
football team get a kick out of
watching Coach Rod play.
Williams said there is an
arena football video game out
for Playstation and X-Box, and
the Cowboys love to play it.
"It's funny listening to them
play the game," Williams said.
"They'll say, wow, Coach Rod
is really fast."
Williams was fast when he
got out of college. He's 6'4",
and weighed 275 pounds com-
ing out of school. At that time
he said he ran the 40 in 4.7, and
when he tried out for the Storm
he ran it in 4.8.
The position of center is
really important in arena foot-
ball according to Williams, be-
cause of the shortened field
and speed of play. "In arena
football, the center's impor-
tance is magnified," Williams
Williams expects this
year's Storm to be good.
"From what I can tell, Coach
Marcum has put together a
pretty good team," he said. He
added some big-time players
have been added to this year's
roster. The Storm averages
among the highest attendance
in arena football. They play in
the St. Pete Times Forum. If
you'd like to get more infor-
mation on the Tampa Bay
Storm check out their website
at tampabaystorm.com. If
you'd like to learn more about
arena football go to arenafoot-
This could be Williams'
last year in arena football. He
said he's thinking of retiring.
He's been a member of the
Storm for nine years. He said
the linemen are the longest-
lived players in arena football.
"Linebackers and fullbacks
don't last long," Williams said.
Williams is married' to,
ne Ily elected Madison Coun-
ty Supervisor of Elections Jada
Williams. They have one son,
four-year-old Rod, Jr. "I've
been blessed," Williams said.
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Wednesday, December 20, 2006
SEMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Live in companion for an 81 year
Yorkshire Terriers I9aului nkll mu Madison County old female. Must have valid dri- $ AVON $
One male $700 and one female excavating & ractr Ser- Animal Control Department vers license and own transporta- Easy to make holiday money.
heal$900. Both c ertificate Callred with Excavating & actor Ser tion. Must be willing to admit to a Start up kit only $10
health certificates. ,,Call 850-971- vicesn background check. Room and Call Dorothy
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Design & Free Estimates
I build sheds, decks, handicap
ramps, exterior carpentry work,
window and door replacement.
Call Bob: 850-242-9342
Land Clearing, Ponds, Stump Re-
moval, Demolition, and Roads. No
Job Too Small. Free Estimates. Call
Paul Kinsley at 850-973-6326
We Do Backhoe &
Front End Loader Work.
By The Hour Or By The Job.
386-364-8393 or 386-208-9792
1995 Signature Series, Light
Green, Leather Seats, PS, PW,
PL, Cruise, AM/FM/Cassette,
4.6 Liter, 135,000 miles. Very
Good Excellent Condition.
$4,000. Call 973-4141
BRAND NEW Hercpules 3000
Power Lift Designed to lift most
mobility carts ($400) OBO
PLUS 4 new. rubber wheels for
electric mobility carts ($25).
Exercise Machine Cage
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TOTAL TROLLEY! (dolly,
hand held truck, flatbed cart, and
step ladder all in one.) Used only a
few times Like New Excellent
Condition $75 OBO
New Polo shirts $1.48 each scoot-
ers $5 each, Mountain Bikes $39
each, hundreds of brand new prod-
ucts below wholesale prices. Call
888-464-6952 or visit
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CREATURES FEATURED PET SHOP
683 E. Base St. Madison, FL
Apartments designed for Senior's
and Disabled. 1 & 2 bedrooms,
HUD vouchers accepted Call 850-
973-3786 TTY Acs 711 "This in-
stitution is an equal opportunity
provider and employer."
Greenville Pointe .
1, 2 & 3 BR HC & non-HC acces-
sible apts. HUD vouchers accept-
ed. Call 850-948-3036. TDD/TTY
711. 192 NW Greenville Pointe
Trail, Greenville, FL 32331.
Equal Housing Opportunity
2bdrm/l bath MH in park on
Highway 53 in Madison,
$135/wk includes electric, ten-
ant to pay for propane.
Call Erin Levin
Trailer For Rent $410 a month.
$200 deposit. Call 850-869-0916.
ouithem Zillas of
HUD vouchers accepted. 1, 2, &
3 BR, HC & non-HC accessible
apts. Call 850-973-8582/ TDDTTY
711. 200 Southern Villas Circle,
Madison, FL 32340.
Equal Housing Opportunity.
with state highway frontage-23
acres, Corner lots. Fronts both
Harvey Greene Drive and High-
way 53 South. Natural gas line,
8 inch water main, access to city
utilities, fire hydrant, and service
from two power companies.
Property has easy access to 1-10,
via SR 53 & SR 14. Will build to
Call Tommy Greene
Two 1 acre lots on small lake
Pinetta area Madison County, own-
er financing 22,500 each. Landcall-
LAKE ALAPAHA PLANTATION
1,100 + ACRES OFFERED IN 74 TRACTS
12 MILES FROM VALDOSTA, LOWNDES COUNTY, GA
SATURDAY, JANUARY 13, 2007 10:00 AM
SALE SITE: MATHIS CITY AUDITORIUM, VALDOSTA
* Building Lots, Mini-Farms, & Small Acreage Tracts with Access
to a 220 Acre Private Fishing & Boating Lake
* Various Size Tracts that is Zoned for Residential & Commercial
Development Including One Tract that has Over 4,500 Ft. of
Undeveloped Lake Frontage. A Rare Opportunityl
* Over 2 Miles of Frontage on the Pristine Alapaha River. Various
Size Tracts Offering River Frontage or River Access. Some
Tracts have Excellent Pine Timber and Offer Some of the Best
Deer, Turkey, Duck & Wild Hog Hunting in this area!
Directions to Property: From 1-75, Exit 16 Go East 18 Miles on US
Hwy 84 to the Entrance to Lake Alapaha Plantation on the Right.
10% Buyer's Premium ~ FREE Brochure!
229-242-5412 or 800-334-9724
Valost. A -GA # 149 ILL# 1320'
Removal, Demolition, Roads,
Mowing, Discing, Box-Blading,
No Job Too Small
Call Paul Kinsley
Home for sale 2 bed/1 bath, din-
ing room, eat-in kitchen, 360 sq.. ft.
great room, over 1400 sq. ft. heat-
ed, carport, 8x20 outside storage
bldg. Located at 173 SW Overall
St. in Greenville. $82,900. Make
an offer! Linda Dale Alexander,
Owner/Realtor, Blue Bird Homes
and Lands 850-251-4828 or 850-
192 ACRES OF
PRIME HUNTING PROPERTY
Four Star Hunt Camp, Virgin Tim-
ber, 8 Cabins, Huge Cookhouse,
Fully Equipped Workshop w/3
Bays, Tractor, Four Wheeler, Com-
pletely Furnished, HVAC, I/M,
Washer/Dryer, Satellite TV, No
Expense Spared. For sale by owner
$1.75 Million, 863-634-3340
Mobile Home In Yellow,-Pine
60 ft. Double Wide, 3 bedroom, 2
full baths, fireplace, carport, in-
clude lovely large lot, Priced to sell'
at $58,500. 973-3981.
'93 Mobile Home 14x80
Manufacture: Fleetwood Weston
Features: Two bedroom, two bath,
large living room, kitchen bar, gar-
den tub, front porch, excellent con-
dition. Contact: Joel or Vanessa at
850-973-3979, leave message
, APAL. \CHEE C(FNTER
Master'~ Le el hrapisl #1981 -
Requires a master's degree with a
major in Counseling, Social work,
Psychology, Nursing, Rehabilita-
tion, Special Education, Health Ed-
ucation or a related human services
field and two years of professional
experience in providing services to
persons with behavioral illness.
Some local travel required.
Adult Case Manager #2211 Re-
quires a bachelors degree with a
major in Counseling, Social Work,
Psychology, Criminal .Justice,
Nursing, Rehabilitation, Special
Education, Health Education, or a
related human services field and
one year of mental health experi-
ence, or other bachelors degree and
two years full time or equivalent
experience working with adults ex-
periencing serious mental illness.
Valid drivers license required.
Children's Case Manager #1830 -
Requires a bachelors degree with a
major in Counseling, Social Work,
Psychology, Criminal Justice,
Nursing, Rehabilitation, Special
Education, Health Education or a
related human services filed and
one year of full-time experience
working with children having se-
vere emotional disturbances; or
other bachelors degree with three
years full-time experience as speci-
fied above. Valid drivers license re-
Call, Click or Visit: (850) 523-3217
or (800) 226-2931,
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Action Employer / Drug Free
Court Records Contractor:
Nationwide Company seeks experi-
enced Independent Contractor to
collect public record information at
the court. Must have knowledge
of Civil, Judgments & Tax Lien
Records at the court. Laptop/PC
required. Pay based on production.
Please fax resume to 1-866-293-
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Job Title: Full-time Animal Con-
Starting Pay: $10.52
Job duties may include but are not
limited to the following:
- Handle and care for captures and
- Prepare courtesy notices, warn-
ings, and other routine records.
- Use of various types of capture
and restraint equipment.
- Picks-up and cares for sick, un-
wanted, and injured animals. .
- Impound animals involved in hu-
man bite cases when requested by
the Health Dept.
- Assist in euthanasia and perform
such upon certification.
- Explains courteously and effec-
tively to the general public Madi-
son County Ordinance 99-105.
- Serves as an educator -to the gen-
eral public about responsible pet
- Drives county vehicle.
- May have to work some week-
- Must be willing to assist other de-
partments when necessary.
- Must have at least written portion
of Class B CDL test completed at
time of interview.
High School graduate. Ability to
read, write, and perform basic
mathematical calculations. Valid
Florida Driver's License. Experi-
ence in the care and handling of an-
imals. Knowledge of common
breeds of the cats and dogs. Abili-
ty to deal courteously and effective-
ly with the public. Ability to read
local ordinances, general laws, and
understand limitations of animal
control workers. Mature judgment
needed to balance authority and the
obligation to be courteous to the
general public in sensitive situa-
tions. Willingness to submit to ra-
bies pre-exposure prophylactic vac-
>irati>,.ri W illingners.- to further
edticaronir, .[ ijper'n i.r's -request!-
Must have' at least written portion
of Class B CDL test successfully
completed at time of interview.
Applications may be picked up and
returned to Mrs. Sherilyn Pickels,
Board of County Commissioners
Office, Courthouse Annex, Suite
219. Closing Date: All applica-
tions must be turned in by Decem-
ber 22, 2006 or until position is
Madison County is an Equal Op-
portunity Employer and a Drug
Full and part time experienced; Re-
tail, Grill Cooks, Cashiers and
Servers. Flexible schedules, weekly
paychecks, health insurance and
other great benefits.
Apply in person at the Lake Park
location, 4914 Timber Drive. EOE
Full-Time RN Case Manager
RN/ Case Manager for home pa-
tient care in Madison and Taylor
Counties. Current Florida license as
RN required. Plus 2 -3 years med-
surgery experience preferred.
Great benefit package!
Interested candidates can apply in
person or by faxing a resume to
(850) 575-6814 or
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with letter of reference to:
C/O Schoelles and Associates
P.O. Box 569
Madison;, FL 32341
Part-time Youth Director
$200/week. Send resume to person-
el committee at New Hope Baptist
Church, 6592 NW 48th Street, Jen-
nings, FL. 32053
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For More Information,
Call Ivan Johnson at 850-973-5022
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l to10 a concretrl minunntl. ihncw North 8y Der|es 5 Mlinutl, 2S 21Sc-
mnd \\est alonn ;aid S,,uih line a distance of Al6."'4 I"l i t the POINT OFl
BEGINNING. C',niainin 11.55 acrs.. more or It;,.
SUBJECT TO \ND TOGETHER \ITH tho-r ra.-uLmnL. ,,r minar--.
t res and uilitiis, as mire parl,:ularlh dricribti in thc Otficial Rcord&
tlr Mladis.nn Cotuin. firida Oificial Rtcord HBok h'"2 PaL,- 331 and 332
and lahl.:d tJicrnt \andnd Olficial Rtc,rd B,:.ok ,'"4. PaT 26,1 and OI.
facial Rtc,.rd B.),,k 74. Paget 262 and 2)3.
AND \LSO SUBJEC F r f)t i:.'s Lre Farm- Proprtr ()oners -\.-ucialiun
\rticle and PrutecritE and R itrici'e -i,'tnani s d inr" parliCUlarl) d .
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RI.rd& ,of Madi-i.n C.,unnt. Flnda.
'aid land. .tuati,. hinc and b inm in inMad-in ('CountN. I'r.da..
ha- been field I against ou. .nd aich .I ou. areri nuirold t r,,u a .1 L ps % "f s ur l'itlin
dtil-ni s. il .in% In tn Sc'jl I. C( ptland. Int plan ill's aillnornts, whI.i'r add'.4 i Ik"4
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originr:l ith [the, ci-k ..t hi court ither bt fort rt'eic in theu plainull '- alurnit tir
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mandtd inr th complaints or perntlin.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2006-109-CP
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ARTHUR HUBBARD, JR.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of ARTHUR HUBBARD, JR., deceased, whose
date of death was November 12, 2004; Is pending in the Circuit Court for Madison County,
Florida, Probate Division; File Number 2006-109-CP; the names and addresses of the
personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other persons, who have claims or demands
against decedent's estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, and who
have been served a copy of this notice, must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other persons who have claims or
demands against the decedent's estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated'
claims, must file their claims with this court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIMS FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE IS December
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ Clay A. Schnitker
Clay A. Schnltker
Fla Bar No.349143
Davis, Schnitker, Reeves & Browning, P.A.
Post Office Drawer 652
Madison, Florida 32341
Is/ Arthur Hubbard, IlI
Arthur Hubbard, III
171 Gillislee Street
Madison, Florida 32340
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICI L CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA
MIDWAY FINANCIAL, LLC
F/K/A MIDWAY FINANCIAL CORPORATION,
-vs- CASE NO.: 2006-292-CA
NOTICE OF ACTION REAL PROPERTY
STATE OF FLORIDA
COUNTY OF MADISON
TO: GIATRI RAGUBEER, whoselast known residence address was 1350 N.E. 12th
Street, North Miami Beach, Florida 33162 or 1650 N.E. 174th Street, North Miami
Beach, Florida 33162 and whose whereabouts are otherwise unknown, if alive and if any
or all of them are dead, then their respective estates, by and through any unknown
heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors. lienors and trustees, and all other persons
demising by. through, under or against them. or any of them.
SIO1 ARE NOTIFIED that an action to fortclo.sure a Contract for D,-d oun
the following proper) in Madison Count). Florida:
A PARCEL OF L\ND LYING IN SECTION 8, TOWNSHIP 2
SOUTH: RANGE 10 EAST. MADISON COUNTT. FLORIDA \ND
BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED \S Follow'':
COMMENCE .T THE NORTH Sr CORNER OF SAID SECTION
8. \ND RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 35 MINUTES 33 SECONDS
%%EST. A DISTANCE OF 1.202.73 FEET TO THE \%ISTERI.
RIGHT OF W\\A OF COUNT ROAD NO. 53; THENCE SOUTH 1.7
DEGREES-44-MINUTES42 SECONDS EAST \LONG SAID RIGHT
OF WAV. \ DISTANCE OF 1.500.82 FEET 10 THE POINT [OF BE-
GINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING: THENCE CON.
S INLIE SOUTH 07 DEGREES 44 M[INLIUES 42 SECONDS E \ST
ALONG SNID RIGHT OF \\A~., .A DISTANCE OF 30.25 FEET:
THENCE LE. ING SAID RIGHT OF N \' RUN SOUTH 89 DE-
GREES 59 MNIINUTES 23 SECONDS ,\EST. \ DISTANCE OF
1.151.93 FEET: THENCE SOUTH 010 DEGREES 35 MNINLiTES 15
SECONDS EAST. A DISTANCE OF i.0J0.ul FEET: THENCE
S SOUTH 88 DEGREES 30 MINUTES 30 SECONDS ,%EST. \ DIS-
S TNCE OF 491.23 FEET: THENCE NORTH nui DEGREES 35 lIN.
UTES 15 SECONDS %%EST., DISTANCE OF 1.137.64 FEET:
THENCE SOUTH 87 DEGREES 27 MNINLTES 34 SECONDS E \ST.
S DISTANCE OF 18.97 FEET: THENCE NORTH 6S DEGREES u5
MINLiTES 54 SECONDS E \ST. \ DISTANCE OF 219.'9 FEET:
THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 59 MIINLTES 23 SECONDS E %SI.
A DISTANCE OF 1.400.97 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING
CONTAINING 12.54 ACRES. MORE OR LESS.
has been filed against ou and 'ou are required to10 ser a cop ol sour wrillen delcns-
[es. 1f am. to il on WAI NE CARROLL. Plaintifflr Aiornc,, smwhte addrt". is P. 41. BuI
189'8.-eyslone Heights, Florida 32656, within 30i da' lrum lt. first publikiotui of thi.i
notice ail riot later than Feb. 1. 2007. and ille the original %ith the Clerk if this ourl.
P.O. Bo\ 237. Madison. Florida 32341-10237, either before, senti tion Plaintifls lltorine ,
Sor immedialel) thereafter: otherwise a default Aill h: entered acain,- 3ou for Ihe reli-f
Li demanded in the Complaint or Petition.
, DTED on Dec. 181h. 20J06
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