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THE SPIRIT OF MADISON COUNTY Page 7A
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Leads State In
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A few weeks ago, this newspaper ran un-
employment statistics showing that the county
had the highest unemployment-rates in the state
and once again, Madison County still has the
highest unemployment rate in the state, accord-
ing to information released by the Florida Re-
search and Economic Database on Friday, Jan-
The county's unemployment rate was 7.1
percent in the latest reporting period from De-
Hendry County had the second highest un-
employment rate in the state with 5.2 percent.
Hamilton County has the third highest with 4.3
Walton County had the lowest unemploy-
ment rate in the state with 2.1 percent. Wakulla
County had the second lowest unemployment
rate in the state with 2.2 percent.
Madison County has a labor force of 7,083
workers with 503 of the workers unemployed.
Florida's overall unemployment rate was
3.3 percent, 1.2 percent lower than the nation's
overall unemployment rate.
Kelsi Reams Hosting
Fourth Annual Hot
BOMB THREAT CLEARS COURTHOUSE
Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob sembry, January 23, 20UU
A bomb threat shut down the Madison County Courthouse for several hours on
Tuesday morning. County court, which had been scheduled in the courthouse, was
conducted across the street in the County Commissioners Meeting Room at the Cour-
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Bomb-sniffing dogs were called in from
the Leon County Sheriff's Office, as the Madi-
son County Courthouse was shut down on
Tuesday morning, January 23, following a
According to Madison County Sheriff's
Lt. Mark Joost, the bomb threat had been
Please see BOMB, Page 4A
BRONCOS WIN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP
Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Gabe Thompson
The Madison County Central School Broncos basketball team hold trophies they
won, while playing in the Florida Crown Conference Championship Tournament. See
full stories and photos on the championship on Page 1B.
FIRE CAUSES EXTENSIVE DAMAGE
Kelsi Reams, center, is pictured with
her two sisters, Chloe, left, and Abby,
right. Kelsi will hold a hot chocolate
fundraiser on Saturday, January 27, to
raise money to fight cystic fibrosis, a
hereditarydisease that Abby has.
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Kelsi Reams will hold her fourth annual
Hot Chocolate Fundraiser for the Cystic Fibro-
sis Foundation on Saturday, January 27.
Kelsi. will be set up in front of Witmer Re-
alty, at the corner of US Highway 90 and High-
way 221 South, from 8 a.m 3 p.m. Hot choco-
late will be sold for donations to raise money to
battle the hereditary disease that Kelsi's
youngest sister, Abby, has.
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a common heredi-
tary disease that affects the entire body, causing
progressive disability and-early death. Difficul-
ty breathing is the most common symptom and
results from frequent lung infections, which are
treated, though not always cured, by antibiotics
and other medications. A multitude of other
symptoms, including sinus infections, poor
growth, diarrhea, and infertility result from the
effects of CF on other parts of the body.
CF is one of the most common fatal inher-
ited diseases. It is most prevalent among Euro-
peans and Central and Eastern European Jews;
one in twenty-two people of European descent
Please see REAMS, Page 4A
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A firefighter goes into a home at Jeannette Circle to battle a fire, which had start-
ed in the kitchen. The fire caused extensive damage to the kitchen in the house.
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A fire, at 406 SW Jeannette Circle, caused
extensive damage to a home, belonging to
Dorothy Landers and occupied by Christine
According to Madison Fire and Rescue In-
spector Archie Strickland, no one was appar-
ently home when the fire started in the kitchen
The fire department was toned out at 3:03
p.m. and the first engine arrived on the scene at
The fire caused damage to the kitchen ceil-
ing and the outside wall.
There was an estimated $10,000 in dam-
ages to the structure and $3,000 to the contents
inside the home.
The cause of the fire is still under investi-
gation by the state fire marshal's office.
To Four For
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Madison City
the list of potential city
managers to four candi-
dates at its Tuesday, Jan-
uary 16, meeting.
The four candidates
still under consideration a
for the position are: in-
terim City Manager Rick Davis
Rick Davis; the City's Director of Community
Development Chuck Hitchcock; Lester B.
Baird, Sr., Hendry County administrator; and
Harold J. Emrich, former Marianna city man-
Davis, who lives in Lee, has served as the
Interim City Manager since October 2006. His
other experience in city government includes
10 years as the Chief of Police, one year as a
police captain, six years as a sergeant/investi-
gator, one year as a police sergeant and seven
years as a police officer.
Prior to Davis' employment with the City
of Madison, he worked with Aero Corporation
in Lake City, where he painted aircraft under
Please see CITY MANAGER, Page 4A
Florida Citrus Growers
Stand To Profit From
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Florida citrus growers look to profit from
California's severe weather. It is not known
what the extent of the damage is for the citrus
crops of California, but the state has been hit
with freezing temperatures and severe ice for
the last week.
Citrus growers in California have estimat-
ed a loss of three-quarters of the state's citrus
crops. Due to the expected shortages in citrus
production from California, there is an expect-
ed increase in the price of citrus for consumers.
It is estimated that the price for citrus could
double what prices are now.
Florida has seen devastation from severe
hurricanes during the last two years, which has
shortened the states production. This will add
to the demand of citrus for produce and for
juice, contributing to an increase in price.
Prices for citrus produce and juices should
start to go up really soon.
Woman, Man Arrested On Drug
And Obstruction Charges
Jasmine Anne Michael Robert
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A fugitive was arrested on drug charges
and a man, posing as her husband, were arrest-
ed for obstructing a law officer on January 16.
According to a report by Madison County
Sheriff's Cpl. David Harper, he was working
traffic enforcement on Interstate 10 when he
Please see DRUG ARREST, Page 4A
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VIEWPOINTS & OPINIONS
Letters to the Editor are typed word for word, comma for comma, as sent to this newspaper.
"Little Richard" Needs To Receive His "Just Dues," Also!!!
With the passing of Madi-
son Counties RAY CHARLES,
and just recently Augusta's
James BROWN, both with
proper and well recognition de-
served, brings to mind still an-
other black singer/musician that
may, OR may not recieve his fi-
nal and worthy contribution to
the music world. Read on.......
It was early summer of
1946 and most of the Draftees
and volunteers had returned
from the WAR and were trying
to get on with their lives. I was
one of the latter and it would be
August before I could be rein-
stated to my old job with the
Army Air Depot at Wellston,
Ga., because it had become part
of the AIR FORCE during the 3
years I had spent in the military.
It was now known as Warner
Robins Air Material Area at
Warner Robins, Ga.
To pass the time until Au-
gust, I would take the Bus to
town from south Macon each
morning, which was about 5
miles from where I was staying
near my sister, and would more
or less spend the day within the
block where I got off the Bus at
the corer of Broadway and
cherry. This was the Hot Spot
where most of the action began
and where it ended.
Within 1/2 block of the bus
stop, on Broadway was the train
terminal, the Greyhound Bus
Station, the Douglas Theater
(colored only) and a Piggly
Less than a block up Cher-
ry St. from Broadway was the
RITZ Theater (white only) the
MACON TELEGRAPH and
NEWS next door and the Ma-
con Billards on the other side.
It was in front of the RITZ
Theater that I sold newspapers
as a 13 year old just 7 years ear-
lier until I was awarded a south
Macon route near where I lived.
It was at the Greyhound
Bus Station where I first met
this 10 or 12 year old kid with a
small portable shoe stand and a
guitar leaning up against the
When he wasn't shinning
shoes, he would pick and hum
and maybe sometime sing a
verse or two. He was full of en-
ergy and I would wonder why
he wasn't out playing sandlot
ball with the other colored kids,
instead of being around and en-
tertaining mostly white folks.
The first thing he would look at
of a person was their shoes and
whenever he would see me he
would glance at my feet and
shake his head, some where,
within the next couple of years,
I would tell him about the Ma-
rine Corps, a spit shine and why
my khaki pants had NO hipp
pockets. Also I would show him
a few frets on picking the Steel
Guitar Rags. I began calling
him "Broadway Ricky" and
soon others picked it up, as he
was a fun kid to be around.
In early 1949 I transferred
to N.C. with the Navy Dept and
I never saw Broadway Ricky
again, however in 1959 I re-
turned to. WRAMA until 1966
on the C-130 (GV) program,
only to return to NSA and retire
I returned to Macon in
1987 and bought a place within
a couple of miles from where I
was raised, but I couldn't ad-
just, Macon had made too many
1-75 had been routed
through the heart of town. The
old Ga. chain gang camp had
been bulldozed near the point
where the West Macon bus
turned around on Columbus
Rd., where as a prison Guard,
my grandfather, William Lee
Erwin, had died while on duty
back in 1912. The same gutted
out bldg. that I would be taking
3 mo. training for my job with
the Army. Air Depot 30 years
later. They had also demolished
Porter Stadium, the football
Stadium that had brought so
Many memories of the Lanier
Poets and Valdosta Wildcats
and where I had played my last
game in 1947 with the Robins
Flyers to complete a undefeated
season. The City of Macon also
wanted to demolish the Historic
Womens College, however the
Womens Club saved it tempo-
rary with donations, until a vil-
lian torched it so the city of Ma-'
con got their top of the Art Post
' Office after all.
The biggest BooBoo of all
was the renaming of Broadway
from Cherry street east to thel!
Ocmulgee river "Martin Luther
King, Jr.", however, something.
positive did emerge in the area.
The old Bus Station and
Piggly Wiggly was demolished,
and on the very spot ROSE the
Georgia Music Hall of Fame".
MLK Jr. may have led a lot of
folks to the promise land, but
Broadway Ricky, in my opin-.
ion, paved the way for this His-;
Perhaps MACON wills
wake up one of these days and;
give "LITTLE RICHARD" his
J. Erwin Hagan
Just What In
The World Did
Ever Do To
S-As someone' vho routiiely
travels the old'- Troy Road. I
have begun to wonider just ihat
in the world Norton Creek ever'
did to anyone to deserve the
beating it is taking. Norton"
Creek is what is referred to as
an "intermittent" stream. That.,
means that for a good part of the
year, tlere is no water in it.
When there is water in it, during ,
wet times, you could still jump A
over 'it. Or wade and not get
over your knees.
The state has been there
since July, with five cranes,
three bulldozers and at least 17
men. Every day. They have in-
stalled a temporary traffic light.
The story of the construction
project should soon appear on;
the History Channel, under their.
'Modem Marvels show. I am
waiting for them now to show.
up with suspension cables and
beams, like they were crossing.,
the Verrazano Narrows. I was,.
thinking that 50 years ago, an
enterprising farmer and a cou-
ple of his boys could have built
a bridge over Norton Creek dur-
ing a long weekend. And we.
could still be using it. Is the end
in sight for this assault on poor
Maybe this summer?
Maybe a couple more years?
How much did this cost? How.
many millions? To cross Norton
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It's Wonderful To Know That Gospel Music's "Best-Of-The-Best" Can Pack The
Tallahassee Civic Center Time After Time, and Year-after-Year.
The Gaither Homecoming "Give It Away" Tour for 2007 Was Uplifting, and Fun !! Performing with The Gaither Vocal Band
were: Jeff & Sheri Easter; Lynda Randle; Russ Taff; Gordon Mote; Ben Speer; Ernie Haase & Signature Sound; Ivan Parker; Jeff
Allen; Joy Garadner; Jessy Dixon; Mike Allen; Jesse Dixon, and mothers.
It is always gratifying, year after year, to see that Gospel
Music's "Best- of-the -Best," The Gaither Vocal Band and
Friends, can "pack" the Tallahassee Civic Center when other
more secular groups cannot.
The Husband and I have been attending the Gather Group's
"Homecoming" Concerts for the past several years, and we hope
there will be many more of them to come our way.
I learned that William J "Bill" Gaither was born March 28,
1936. That was just a few years before The Husband and I were
born in 1938 and 1939, respectively.
Bill is an American singer and songwriter of southern
gospel and Contemporary music. He has written numerous pop-
ular Christian songs with his wife, Gloria. Besides performing
1 Isolo and with his wife, Gaither has appeared as part of the Bill
Gaither Trio, the Gaither Vocal Band, and as part of his "Home-
I can remember when I
saw "Bill and Friends" lead
off for Evanalist Billy Gra-
ham many years ago, and
how good I thought they
were back then.
Nothing's changed, and
their many fans got treated
to the "best of the best" Fri-
day night, Jan. 20th. The
Husband and I enjoyed the
concert (which just hap-
pened to be on our "en-
gagement night" of 45
years ago). With us (left to
right): Tommy and Mary
Ellen Greene; Gordon and
Roz Hancock, and Gerry
and Trish Smith.
.,, The Husband took this,.
picture.of some olour hap-
py group as we talked with
Ivan Parker, one of my fa-
vorite Tenors, who comes
each year to the Tallahas-
see Civic Center with the
Left to right are: Trish
and Gerry Smith; Ivan Park-
er; this reporter; Caroline
Blair; and grandson,
Ivan will be performing
in Tallahassee very soon,
and we will be running a
story on this event, so
readers can plan to go.
Each year when we at-
tend the Gaither Home-
coming, we see many
friends from Madison
County also at the Gaither
Homecoming Concert. This
year, we took a snapshot
of, (left to right): David Pe-
terson and his wife, Penny ;
Danny and Barbara John-
son; and Pat and Gordie
Bass. We also saw the
Bishops from Jefferson
County and the Dickeys
and Gilberts from Madison
County, and many more
friends and neighbors.
What a Great Time we
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Lee Day Honorees
Congratulations to all the people who will be honored at Lee
Day 2007. Bill and Shirley Yeager will be the Grand Marshals of
this year's parade. Bobby Williams is the Founding Forefather. Ina
Moore is Honorary Miss Lee. The Lee Volunteer Fire Department
were named Citizens of the Year.
Ashley Ragans will turn 10 on Thursday, January 25. Wilma
Dickey will celebrate her birthday this Friday, January 26. Cele-
brating their birthdays on Sunday, January 28, will be Calvin
Williams, Steve Grubbs, Kerry Turner and Tom Davis. Celebrating
their birthdays on Saturday, January 29, will be Blake Webb
(who'll turn 13), Jessica Bailey, Herb Spaulding, Martha Carter,
Megan Jackson, Angie Paarlberg, Sharon Blanton, Brice Putnal
and Jimmy Williams. Pauline Shelley and John Osborne will cele-
brate their birthdays on Tuesday, January 30.
Shannon and Leann Wirick, Jim and Shirley Von Roden, and
Jim and Wilmarie Gilbert will all celebrate their anniversaries on
Saturday, January 27.
That's all the news for this week. Have a great week and a
beautiful forever! May God bless each and every one of you!
Two weeks ago, George Bush unveiled his latest plan to
achieve "victory" in Iraq. The centerpiece of this plan is to "surge"
our troop level from about 130,000 to 150,000.
The Democrats in Congress and some Republicans are op-
posed to the surge. In Washington where words have meaning, the
President's surge has become an "escalation" to Democrats. It
wasn't so long ago that the same Democrats who are currently op-
posed to the surge were in favor of this tactic. Washington is also
a placewhere flip-flops are common.
Let'sbreak this issue ..dyp. Airst o( all, vil Bush's plan suy-
ceed? I prefer the adjectie "success" over "victory" for the rea-
sons I explained in the column "What is Victory?" five weeks ago.
Let me define success: the level of sectarian violence subsides; the
Iraqi government gains strength and takes on more responsibility
for internal security. The plan might succeed, but I think it is a
long-shot. We have tried on two previous occasions to pacify Bagh-
dad and have come up short. There is no reason other than wish-
ful thinking to believe this tactic will prove any more successful
than past efforts.
Bush has decided to switch horses and put Lieutenant General
Daniel Petraeus in charge of this new strategy. Petraeus is not to
be taken lightly. During the 2003 invasion, he wore two stars and
commanded the 101st Airborne Division "Screaming Eagles." He
did such a masterful job that he was given charge of training the
Iraqi military. Again, he drew high/marks. Petraeus 'is considered a
master, even a visionary at counterinsurgency. If he pulls this little
task off, he will be considered the military equivalent of Houdini.
The reason why I am skeptical is because the plan depends
heavily on the fledgling Iraqi government of Prime Minister Nouri
al-Maliki disarming militias and restoring security to Baghdad's
troubled neighborhoods. While I have great faith in the ability of
General Petraeus and our soldiers and marines, I have much less
faith in the al-Maliki government.
This lack of faith is not meant to cast dispersions on the Iraqis
or their prime minister. I am an American and understand things
through the lens of the American experience. Al-Maliki is an Iraqi
and he comes to the table froni a totally different experience. I will
assume that he is a good man and is doing what is practical and po-
litically expedient for a man in his situation, but it is different from
what I would want to see.
Now, should Congress deny the president the opportunity to
try his plan? I think that would be both unwise and unconstitu-
tional. Article II, Section 2 of the Constitution states: "The Presi-
dent shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and the Navy of the
United States." Article I, Section 8 gives Congress the power "to
declare War." It is apparent that Congress' ability is limited to the
decision for war; the execution of the war is the job of the presi-
dent. By denying the president his plan, the Congress would be try-
ing to limit or micromanage his ability to act as commander-in-
No one can imagine the Congress intervening in June 1944 to
limit the troops and equipment available to General Eisenhower for
the invasion of Normandy. It is inconceivable that the same Con-
gress would have tried to stop the invasion of Iwo Jima seven
The only Constitutional way that I can see for the Congress to
intervene is to impeach the president (Article II, Section 4) and re-
move him from office. They might act to revoke the 2002 "use of
force" resolution that enabled Bush to launch the war, but that is a
little like trying to close the barn door after all the horses have gal-
loped toward the hills.
It is pretty clear that this is George Bush's war and the
crowd in his camp is getting smaller every day. I think this ef-
fort is a last ditch effort and we'll know by the early summer of
it has a reasonable chance of success. If the situation does not
improve and George W. Bush comes to the conclusion that we
are asking our military to accomplish the impossible, then a
plausible plan B is to withdraw our troops to the Khurdish region
of Northern Iraq and let the Sunnis and Shi'ites fight it out. In
the meantime, we would be able to protect about 10 million
Khurds and be in a position to react to a major incursion by al-
Qaeda jihadists. Presumably, such a strategic retreat would only
require about half the current force level, allowing many of our
troops to return home.
4A Madison County Carrier ,www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, January 24, 2007
LOCAL & REGIONAL CRIME BLOrTIER
LIVE OAK WOMAN ARRESTED FOR AGGRAVATED ASSAULT
On January 17, 2007 Suwannee County
Sheriff's Deputy Donald Brown arrested Susan
Campos Thompson, 53, 4787 62nd Road, Live
Oak, FL. Thompson was charged with aggra-
vated assault with a deadly weapon.
According to the Suwannee County Sher-
iff's Office, at approximately 3:14 p.m. Deputy
Brown was dispatched to 62nd Road to inves-
tigate a person with a knife. He met with Cur-
tis Stover, who told him that he was operating
a dozer in the area when Thompson came run-
ning at him with a knife in each hand. He man-
aged to escape her by putting the dozer into re-
verse and taking off. When the deputy arrived
Thompson was standing in the middle of the
road and chanting. As he approached her she
ran into a wooded area but was located nearby.
Thompson was arrested and transported to
the Suwannee County Jail. Her bond has been
set at $5,000
cont from page 1A
Davis is a 1980 graduate of Suwannee High School in Live
Oak. He received his Associate in Science in Criminal Justice
Technology from North Florida Community College and his
Bachelor in Science in Criminal Justice from Columbia South-
ern University. He also has training at the FBI National Acade-
my in Quantico, Va.
cont from page 1A
phoned into the Madison County Dispatch Center and the sher-
iff's office moved quickly to evacuate the building.
Sheriff's deputies, along with the Madison Police Depart-
ment and Madison Fire and Rescue scoured the area for any
signs of a bomb, prior to the arrival of the dogs.
The largest docket of county court cases in history was
moved from the Courthouse, across the street to the County
Commissioners Meeting Room in the Courthouse Annex.
Sheriff Pete Bucher said that the threat at the Courthouse
was the first bomb threat on that location that the Sheriff's Of-
fice had received since he had been sheriff and that he could not
remember if there had been a bomb threat there before.
County employees and the public were allowed back in the
courthouse after no bomb was found.
No suspect had been arrested at press time.
Davis has had experience preparing budgets and writing
grants. He is familiar with computers and most aspects of inter-
nal police investigations. He has experience in speaking with
large groups of people through his years of public service and
training police and corrections officers.
Hitchcock, who lives in Jennings, has worked for the City
of Madison for the past 18 years. Prior to coming to work with
the City of Madison, Hitchcock worked as a general contractor,
with 22 employees in his.hire, for 13 years. Hitchcock also
worked his way through college as a construction foreman for
James B. Eager Construction and as a grocery clerk for Setzer's
and IGA Stores.
As the Director of Community Development, Hitchcock
has experience in grant writing, zoning and land development
regulations, building inspection, design and computer-aided
drafting, building condemnation and administering construction
projects, including Community Development Block Grant
(CDBG) projects and Program Income Housing Rehabilitation
Hitchcock received his A.A. degree from North Florida Ju-
nior College and his Bachelor in Business Administration de-
gree from Valdosta State University.
Lester B. Baird, Sr. has been the county administrator for
Hendry County for the past 11 years. Prior to working in that
carries one gene for CF, making it the most common genetic
disease among them. Individuals with cystic fibrosis can be di-
agnosed prior to birth by genetic testing or in early childhood
by a sweat test.
This reporter had a brother, Robert, and a sister, Sally, who
died from the disease. Since that time, physicians and re-
searchers have made great strides towards battling the disease,
which can affect the lungs, pancreas,.intestines and liver.
CF is caused by a mutation in a gene called the cystic fi-
brosis transmembrane conductahce regulator (CFTR). The
'product of this'igene helps create sweat, digestive juices, and
mucus. Although most people without CF have two working
copies of the CFTR gene, only one is needed to prevent cystic
fibrosis. CF develops when neither gene works normally.
Therefore, CF is considered an autosomal recessive disease.
cont from page 1A
The name cystic fibrosis refers to the characteristic scarring (fi-
brosis) and cyst formation within the pancreas, first recognized
in the 1930s.
The symptoms of cystic fibrosis depend on the age of an
individual, the extent the disease affects specific organs, prior
therapy, and the types of infections experienced. Cystic fibrosis
affects the entire body and impacts growth, breathing, diges-
tion, and reproduction. The newborn period-may be marked by
poor weight gain and intestinal blockage caused by thick feces.
Other symptoms of CF appear during the remainder of child-
hood and early adulthood. These include continued problems
with growth, the onset of lung disease, and increasing difficul-
ties with poor absorption of vitamins and nutrients by.the gas-
trointestinal tract. In addition, difficulties with fertility may be-
come apparent when reproduction is attempted.
position, he was the city manager of South Bay for six years, the
city manager and Director of Town Services of Belle Glade for
one year, the Town Manager for the Town of Ocean Ridge for
five years, and the Eureka, Mo. city manager for nine years.
Baird received his A.A. degree from Meramec Community
College, his B.S. degree from Edison State College and Florida
Atlantic University from Master of Public Administration.
Baird currently resides in LaBelle.
Harold J. Emrich has been a self-employed licensed real es-
tate agent for the.past four years, as well as the owner and pres-
ident of Tri-State Testing Lab. He served as Marianna's city
manager for two years. He also has experience as the manager
of Oakland, Deltona and Jackson County. He has been the as-
sistant city manager in Largo, Oklahoma City, Okla. and
Emrich received his.B.A. degree from Southern Nazarene
University and his Master of Public Administration degree from
the University of Oklahoma.
Emerich currently resides in Marianna.
cont from page 1A
stopped a 2006 Honda sedan for a traffic violation. The vehicle
was driven by a female who had a male passenger, who claimed
to be her husband.
While talking with the driver, Harper noticed several signs
of possible criminal activity and Deputy Jason Whitfield was
called for assistance.
After completing a traffic citation, Harper asked for consent
to search the car for illegal contraband, including drugs,
weapons, stolen property and open alcohol containers. Consent
to search the vehicle was granted.
During the search, Harper located several prescription
drugs, which did not belong to either occupant. He also discov-
ered a homemade methamphetamine drug kit, containing sever-
al used needles, cooking spoons, crack cocaine pipes and other
The female was arrested and transported to the Madison
County Jail by Deputy Whitfield. The male subject was released
and followed Harper ,to the jail and attempted to boiid thi'ffiile
he claimed to be his wife.
During the booking process, the female was fingerprinted
and her prints were run through the Automated Fingerprint Iden-
tification System (AFIS). It was discovered that she was wanted
in Polk County and Pasco County and was an absconder/fugitive
from the Florida Department of Corrections. She had previous-
ly given Harper a false name. Her true identity was revealed as
Jasmine D. Hoffman, a.k.a. Jasmine Anne Huddleston. She was
wanted on numerous drug charges, as well as grand theft auto,
forgery and probation violations.
During further investigation, it was learned that the male
subject was Michael Robert Parker of Lakeland. Parker had just
met Hoffman and was allowing her to use his real wife's per-
sonal information to avoid apprehension.
Harper placed Parker under arrest at the Madison County
Jail for resisting/obstructing a law enforcement officer.
Hoffman, a.k.a. Huddleston, was charged with possession of
a controlled substance, possession of drug equipment, false
name by a person arrested, resisting without violence, and on
warrants from Pasco and Polk Counties and the Florida Depart-
ment of Corrections.
THE TRIUMPHANT RETURN OF "A PHENOMENON!"
TIE NEW YORK MES
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2Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Madison County Carrier 5A
AROUND MADISON COUNTY
The family of Carol Fox would like to say thank you to M r'n d er
everyone for their prayers, cards, kindness and giving during the
:'loss of our loved one. May God Bless each and everyone.
Carol, Leila, and Cleve
,Gladys Lucile Brian Keith
S Gladys Lucile Hicks, age
'86, wife of Rev. Chatman
Hicks for 68 years, died Sun-
day, January 21, 2007 in Talla-
Funeral services will be
Thursday, January 25, 2007, at
,11:00 a.m. at Midway Baptist
"Church, with burial to follow
in Midway Cemetery.
The family will receive
friends Wednesday, January 24
from 6-8 p.m. at Beggs Funer-
al Home Madison Chapel, one
hour prior to the service at the
She was born in Wilcox
,County, Georgia and grew up
around Pinetta and the Hickory
.Grove area. She lived in Lee
.,most of her life. She was a
faithful member of Midway
b: She is survived. by. her
3usL Re.\ Chatman Hicks
of Lee; two sons, Delbert
b (and wife Carolyn), of Talla-
_hassee, and Sherrill (and wife
bLuci) of Dothan, Al.; one
,daughter Vivian Simmons
_,Smith (and husband Jim) of
,Tallahassee and Panama City;
,,one brother, Elmer.Sevor (and
,wife Juanita) of Geneva; two
-sisters: Eula Welch, of Lee,
.and Viginia Wynn (and Shel-
don) of Tallahassee;. five
grandchildrenp: Robbyn Whit-
cock, Greer Blanton, Ivy
,Hicks, Dayton Hicks, and
David Allen Simmons III; and
I(six great-grandchildren, Alexis
,Whitlock, Cierra Whitlock,
,Kai Blanton, Silas Blanton,
Blake Simmons, and Trevor
Brian Keith Coleman,
age 35, of Jasper, passed away
Monday, January 15, 2007
from injuries sustained in an
accident. Brian was born in
Metairie, Louisiana and was a
lifelong resident of Hamilton
County. He was employed by
Townsend Brothers Farm, Inc.
of Live Oak and was a member
of New Hope Baptist Church.
Survivors include his parents,
William and Bobble Coleman,
of Jasper; two brothers, Bryon
Coleman (Kim), Jasper, and
Brahdon Coleman (Daphne),
Hattiesburg, Miss.; two sisters.
Brandy Coleman, Jasper and
Britt Hodson (Anthony), Bo-
galusa, La.; his maternal
grandmother, Lexie Eloise
Chittenden, Bogalusa, La.;
four aunts, two uncles, six
nieces and five nephews. Also
surviving is his girlfriend,
Debbie Tyre and her, son, An-
Funeral services were held
Thursday, January 18, 2007 at
New Hope Baptist Church
with Rev. Roger Hutto officiat-
ing. Interment followed in the
Harry T. Reid Funeral
Home was in charge of
The Lady of the Lake Quilt Guild invites you to the Columbia
County Public Library, to enjoy an exhibit of over 50 handcrafted
quilts currently being shown at the library from January 24 until
February 27th. The library is located on 308 NW Columbia Avenue,
Lake City, FL; the quilts can be viewed during regular library hours.
For more information on the show, call Delores Reiter, 386-752-
4240, or email@example.com. For more information about the li-
brary, call 386-758-2101.
Pinetta First Baptist Church will be hosting The Creation Stud-
ies Series with guest speaker Tom DeRosa, Executive Director of
the Creation Studies Institute. The schedule is Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. -
Evidences For Creation, January 27 at 7 p.m. Giant Ice Age Crea-
tures from a Creationist's Perspective Jan 28 at 11 a.m. The Hor-
rific Consequences of Evolution; 5:30 p.m. Dinosaurs, God's
The Sammy Glass Family will be in concert at Hanson United
Methodist Church, starting at 6 p.m. no admission will be charged
for the concert, a love offering will be taken. All are invited to at-
The Friends of the Park will host a birding walk in the Suwan-
nee River State Park, meet at 8 a.m. at the park office. Enjoy the
migratory residents. The entrance fee is required. The citizens
group hosts a birding walk the fourth Saturday throughout most of
the year. Contact the Schoenfelders, 971-5354, or
The Hickory Grove United Methodist Church will host a "Spe-
cial Event" in conjunction with their normal 4th Sunday Night
Family Night Service. It all starts at about 3 p.m. with all kinds of
games, both for children and grown-ups alike. Get there early for all
the fun!.. .
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counties invites you to a community forum, "State of Madison
Community," at the Madison County Public Library, starting at
9:30 a.m. Please R.S.V.P. by January 22 by contacting Donna Ha-
gan at 948-2741, or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Music for the Mind and Body Language and Reasoning at the
Early Learning Coalition Office in Greenville from 6:30 p.m. 9:30
p.m. For more information call 385-0551 ext 309.
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armed combat, map reading,
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military justice system, basic
first aid, foot marches, and
field training exercises.
He is the son of Rose
Smith of Whippoorwill Drive.
N.W., Greenville, Fla.
Alexander is a 1997 grad-
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6A Madison County Carrier www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, January 24, 2007
AROUND MADISON COUNTY
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Devan Dempsey is a miracle baby. The one-year-old son
of D.J. Dempsey, he suffers from hypoplastic right heart syn-
According to information from the Seattle Children's
Heart Center, Hypoplastic right heart syndrome (also known
as HRHS) is a rare congenital heart defect in which the left
side of the heart is severely underdeveloped. In babies with
HRHS, the aorta and left ventricle are very small, and the aor-
tic and mitral valves are either too small to allow sufficient
blood flow or are atretic (closed) altogether. As blood returns
from the lungs to the left atrium, it must pass through an atri-
al septal defect to the right side of the heart.
In a health) human, the right side of the heart recekles
oxygen-rich blood from the lungs and pumps it out to
the rest of the bod., w ith these structures underde% el-
oped, they cannot circulate blood to other organs, and
the right ventricle must- pump blood to both the
lungs, as it \would normallN. and to the rest of the
bod\. a situation which cannot be sustained for long.
In cases of HRHS, the left side of the heart
often must pump blood to the bodN through a
patent ductus arteriosus. In the developing fetus.
the ductus arteriosus IDA) is a shunt connecting
the pulmonary) arter\ to the aortic arch that al-
lows most of the blood from the right ventricle
to bypass the fetus' fluid-filled lungs. During
fetal development, this shunt protects the lungs
from being overworked and allows the right
Sventricle to strengthen. There are two other fe-
tal shunts, the ductus venous and the foramen
\ As the ductus artertosus closes a few,
days after birth, blood flow is sseerel) re-
stricted and eventually cut off. leading to dangerous-
ly low circulation and evenruallb to shock.
D.J. said that her son had already had two open-heart
surgeries and that doctors at Shands Hospital at the Universi-
ty of Florida in Gainesville will put a pacemaker in his heart
in approximately two weeks.
"I was told in Tallahassee that, if I had the baby there, he
would die," D.J. said, "because they didn't have the equip-
ment to handle a patient with Hypoplastic right heart syn-
D.J. proudly calls Devan her little miracle baby.
Devan will celebrate his first birthday on Friday, January
26, and he will be honored with a birthday party on Sunday,
January 28, at 2 p.m. at Lee City Hall. All family and friends
are invited to attend the birthday party and honor this special
Devan's grandparents are Pat and Diane Dempsey of
Charles Kenzie Steele Sr. Scholarship Foundation Recognizes Deloris Jones
The Charles Kenzie
Steele Sr. Scholarship Foun-
dation will recognize Deloris
Jones, a Retired Extension
Home Economic Program
Leader for Madison County,
for her role in making Madi-
son County and the State of
Florida a better place to live.
I i I I N
Jones has received nu-
merous recognition over the
years. A few are noteworthy,
such as the Health Fair Edu-
cation Program she promoted
as the Extension Home Econ-
omist in this county, presenter
at the National Rural Health
Corporation for having an
outstanding program in a rur-
al county and recipient of the
President's Volunteer Service
Award for her dedication to
volunteer service which sig-
nifies that she serves her
community and county with
Her goal as a retiree is to
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.IWE ARE AN INDEPENDENT AGENCY
support the educational
process of our youth to help
ensure that they are provided
the best educational opportu-
nities that this county can of-
fer..Jones is presently serving
as President of Madison Ex-
cel PTO. She is also Chair-
person for Nu Omega Omega
Chapter of Alpha Kappa Al-
pha Sorority's Educational
Building, where youth and
adults can become knowl-
edgeable to improve their
Jones is a people-person,
she services people, regard-
less of race, creed or color.
Her heart is BIG and her
hands are willing.
We are the Charles Ken-
zie Steele Sr. Scholarship
Foundation Committee, are
honored to have Jones as one
Sof our recipients; "the Steele'
Foundation states." The lun-
cheon will be February 24,
2007, at 12 p.m. noon, at the
Leon County Civic Center -
505 West Pensacola Street,
Tallahassee, Florida. Ticket
price: $37.50 per person.
Please respond by February 5,
Tickets may be purchased
from Deloris Jones.
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The nime lhas come, its our linl man ls da
He's turning one. and tell on his na\..
The doctors said he n ouldni r make it,
There w'as no way ti\ baby would survil e,
Little did the know' it wasnn t in their hands and he s still alive.
It's been a rough journey. but one well 'wonli taking.
He's been a true blessing. I
One ni l worth making.
God knew hat he i as doing when lie created Devan,
His lil' heart and all.
So when I feel myself getting i worried and scared.
On God is who I call.
I can t saY thanks enough for all of the prayers.
The thouglhs, and help w't have receipt ed,
Deep down I knewl it would all work out.
If I just believed.
So many take lihe for granted,
They let rtime fly right on by.
)ou nuist learn how to sloIn t oin and enjoy every minute
I'hen you 're told your child is gonna die
With sit hospiralizations and tio open-heart surgeries
it s been a ltugh year,
Even with all the stress there are still moments that
I till ftbrem er hold dear.
I look fonrard to celebranng many nore
birthdays with my little man,
Although I can't keep him alive, I know who can.
This is no fairy tale,.
Though it seems too unreal to be true.
This is what we call a MIRACLE,
And God we owe all our thanks to you!
Devan's birthday party will be Sunday, January 28, 2007 at
Lee City Hall. All friends and family are invited to attend this
very special day.
We love you baby,
Mama (DJ Dempsey), Me-Me and Papa (Pat and Diane Dempsey),
Aunt Charlotte, Megan, Jordan, Dylan, Aunt Mand:v Uncle Robert,
Kyle, Kayla, and Lordy Lordy Papa (Arthur Dempsey).
Wntzt Wivtu Tikth5 Wli
Noland Greene, right, presents Lisa Wentz, left,
with tickets to Wild Adventures. Wentz won second
place and two tickets to the theme park in the Artic Ad-
venture Giveaway, sponsored by Greene Publishing,
Inc. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry,
January 19, 2007)
Miss Madison County Pageant
And Tots To Tween Pageant
Now Accepting Applications
Now is the time to once again crown the new representatives
of the community. Applications for the annual Miss Madison
County Pageant are now available at various locations through-
out .Madison. Ages are as follows; 0-11 months both boys and
girls, 12-23 months boys and girls, 2-3 years both boys and girls,
4-6 years Little Miss, 7-9 years Petite Miss, 10-12 Junior Miss,
and 13-15 years for the title of Teen Miss Madison County. Con-
testants who are 16 years or older will have the opportunity to
compete for the title of Miss Madison County, along with a
chance to win scholarship money. Due to the overwhelming suc-
cess of last year's Mr. and Miss Heart of Madison and Sweetheart
Program, we are pleased to announce once again that anyone
who wishes to participate can do so without having to enter the
The Sweetheart Program raised a grand total that surpassed
Iwo thousand dollars for the Miss Madison scholarship fund
which in return aided 1;., ),ears Miss Madison, Melissa Burke, in
attending N.F.C.C. Sin_ 'l's program holds such prestige every-
one who participates and completes the requirements will walk
awa, with a beautiful crown, sash, or cape. The pageant is set for
March 17th at Van H. Priest Auditorium.
Applications may be picked up at Norris Pharmacy, Madison
County Chamber 'of Commerce, and Becky's Dance Steps Stu-
dio. Deadline to enter ;. I 'cbrmarv 3rd. so hurry and enter today!
Forl iorther information flee flre to call T oni Blanton at 673-
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
By Ashley Bell
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The newly-assembled Madison SWAT team had school
safety training on Friday, January 5. They began at the Madison
County Jail, where they got a 911 call about a "shooter" at
Madison County Central School.
Suited in a camouflage outfit, bulletproof vest, helmet, and
weapons, the SWAT team jumped in their Sheriff's Department
van and jetted to the Central School while the back door to the
van swung open.
The scenario entailed an armed shooter invading the
school. The SWAT team quietly entered the building where the
"shooter" had been reported, checking every door to make sure
it was secure. Walking in a line, signing everything, they ap-
proached the room where the "shooter" had been reported to be
located. Flinging open the door they yelled, "Madison Sheriff's
SWAT Team" and searched the room for the perpetrator. Not
finding the "shooter," they continued to search the building and
Madison County Carrier 7A
determined that it was clear. Then another report came of there
being "hostages," with some "injured," in another building.
They searched that building and determined it clear. Paramedics
were then brought in to treat the "hostages" and the buildings
were evacuated to a previously designated place. Unfortunate-
ly, a perpetrator was not apprehended due to lack of a volunteer.
The training was concluded by Mike Steeles, who com-
,mended the S.W.A.T. team and the faculty and staff of Madison
County Central School for a successful mock shooting.
AT CENTRAL SCHOOL
By Lt. Mark W. Joost
Madison County Sherif's Chief
A tactical team in Madison?
It's a fact though Madison isn't
Mayberry anymore. In just a little
over a year, we've had people
running through the projects,
shooting people with an assault
rifle, a person trying to do a hu-
man sacrifice on a patrol car
hood, law enforcement officers
being ambushed with a hunting
rifle and a running gun battle be-
tween armed robbers and law en-
forcement. There have been nu-
merous other volatile situations
as well. I convinced Sheriff Peter
C. Bucher to permit me to start a
tactical team for the Sheriff's Of-
fice in October 2005. I expressed
a concern for the trend of violent
incidents during that time and
pointed out the resources that we
had available within the Sheriff's
Office. I stated, "We have quite a
few full-time and reserve
deputies with military and law
enforcement tactical experience."
I had spent nine years and seven
months in the U.S. Army. My
first three years were as a military
I then re-enlisted to go
through a second 11-week boot
camp to switch over to combat
arms. I went through Airborne
Sclhool, Ranger School and was
subsequently assigned.to the 1st
R~git "'Bartalion. A hand
grenade, which went off four feet
away from me, redirected my ca-
reer path a bit. I then became a
Pre-Ranger Instructor and attend-
ed the United States Marine
Corps eight-week Scout/Sniper
School. After becoming a honor
graduate of his sniper class, I
helped start a sniper school for
the Army and was a sniper and
sniper instructor for the remain-
der of his military service.
After leaving the Army in
1988, I worked for the Depart-
ment of Corrections for approxi-
mately 18 months. I then worked
with the Madison Police Depart-
ment for one year before starting
with the Sheriff's Office in 1990.
I was a road deputy and K-9
deputy for the first three years. In
1993, I became a narcotics inves-
tigator and, in 1996, I became a
criminal investigator. Joost has
attended a S.W.A.T. school
through the Florida S.W.A.T. As-
sociation and numerous other
S.W.A.T.-related courses. I have
also trained with the Leon Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office S.W.A.T. team
and the Suwannee County Sher-
iff's Office S.W.A.T. team. I have
been in numerous deadly force
On Thursday, February 9,
2006, I and one of my team mem-
bers, Corporal Alan R. Whigham,
were forced to use deadly, force,
in defense of ourselves and sever-
al others, when a violent fugitive
pointed a high power rifle at me.
I have been shot at on three occa-
sions... not including the 40 to 50
times I was shot at while pursu-
ing, and arresting, armed robbers
several weeks ago. My assistant
team leader, Deputy John C.
Sleigher, spent four years in the
United States Marine Corps and
seven years in civilian law en-
forcement. From 1985 through
1989, Sleigher was assigned as a
military policeman and at
U.S.M.C. Marine Security Guard
School. From 2001 through
2005, Sleigher was a law enforce-
ment officer for the Walker Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office and the Pauld-
ing County Sheriff's Office in
ing County SherilT' ) OfIic,:.
Sleigiher worked. on ;i i. /iivt aj'-
The Madison County SWAT team. Pictured front row: Cpl. Alan R. Whigham. Midi
William F. Sircy, Dep. Chris J. Andrews, Lt. Mark W. Joost, and Deputy Mike Kirkland. B
John C. Sleigher and Deputy Jason G. Whitfield. Not pictured: Cpl. David Harper. (Gree
Ashley Bpellanuary 5, 2007)
prehension team and attendednu- drews spent three years in the cy have also been recently at-
merous S.W.A.T.-related schools. U.S. Army as an Infantryman and tached to the S.W.A.T. team and
From 2004 through 2005, eight years in civilian law en- are currently going through the
Sleigher was a patrolman with forcement. Four of these years team's selection process. The
the Farmville Police Department have been with the Madison Po- Madison County Sheriff's
in North Carolina. Sleigher has lice Department and the last four S.W.A.T. team has had a very
been with the Madison County years with the Madison County productive history. I had been
Sheriff's Office since 2005. He, Sheriff's Office. For the last two training the team for only eight
was named the Florida Sheriff's years, Andrews has been a K-9 hours when the team was called
Association Deputy of the Year and criminal interdiction officer. out to search for homicide qnd
for 2006, as a result of a deadly Reserve Deputy Mike Kirk- kidnapping suspect Michael Iee
force encounter he was involved land was an E.M.T. and para- Dover on Wednesday, November
On Wednesday, October 5,
2005, Sleigher responded to a do-
mestic dispute and was forced to
use deadly force while defending
a female victim from an immi-
nent knife attack. Sleigher has
been instrumental in obtaining
grants for tactical team equip-
Corporal Alan R. Whigham
has, been working in civilian law
enforcement since 1989. Whigh-
am worked for the Miami Police
Department from 1989 through
1997, During that time, Whigham
was assigned to the patrol section,
the undercover unit and as a
search and recovery diver. Since
1997, Whigham has worked for
the Madison County Sheriff's Of-
fice as a road deputy and School
Resource Officer. Whigham is
also a search and recovery diver
for the sheriff's office. Whigham
has certifications in Haz-Mat Op-
erations, from the National Acad-
emy of Police Diving as a "Police
Diver" and from the Florida
S.W.A.T. Association for "Water-
borne Operations" and a two-day
"Sniper 1" course. Whigham has
been in numerous deadly force
encounters. On June 20, 1998,
Whigham was forced to use
deadly force when an offender at-
tempted to disarm him after a do-
mestic dispute. Whigham was
also involved in the deadly force
shooting with Joost on Thursday,
February 9, 2006, when the vio-
lent fugitive pointed a high pow-
er rifle at Joost.
Coqroral David EI. Harper
spent two years working for the
Madison Police Departrimcni and
eight years wilh the Madison
(Coiii"y She[iff-s Oilicei, arper
h1. \\ ;.k.Ad thle lasdi six s (' ,: n
K- I9 dcjl utL aI 'si .; i.'IL a a i in.
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medic with Madison County
E.M.S. from 1987 through 2000.
Kirkland worked as a police offi-
cer for the Greenville Police De-
partment and the Town of Lee
and he was a police academy in-
structor and coordinator from
2001 through 2005. Kirkland
worked as a Dignitary Protection
Specialist in Iraq from 2004
through 2005 and he has been a
reserve deputy with the Madison
County Sheriff's Office since
2000. Kirkland maintains his
paramedic training and standards
and he is the team's S.W.A.T.
Joost, Sleigher, Whigham,
Harper, Andrews and Kirkland
are all original members of the
Madison County Sheriff's
Deputy Jason G. Whitfield
and Reserve Deputy William Sir-
22, 2005. The team participated
in several related call-duts during
the following week before receiv-
ing information that Dover was at
a residence north of Madison.
Dover fled on foot as team mem-
bers arrived. Team members ac-
companied K-9 teams from
Madison, Hamilton and Mayo
Correctional Institutions as they
tracked Dover throughout the
night. The following morning,
the Mayo K-9 team led me,
Sleigher, Andrews and Madison
Police Officer Joey Agner to a
clearing where the dog lost the
scent. Joost and his team mem-
bers checked a small storage shed
in the area before they "stacked
up" on a large storage building.
After entering the building, I lo-
cated Dover rolled up in a mat-
tress on the floor. Dover, who was
still armed with two loaded hand-
The Madison County SWAT team searches the cam-
pus for the "shooter." (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by
Ashley Bell, January 5, 2007)
die row, left to right: Deputy
ack row, left to right: Deputy
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guns, was taken into custody
without further incident. On
Thursday, February 9, 2006, I,
Whigham, Andrews and Proba-
tion Officer Ron W. Raymond
were attempting to take a
Greenville fugitive into custody
when I located the suspect in a
bathroom shower stall and hiding
behind a shower curtain. The
fugitive initially held a scoped
high-power rifle over the shoul-
der of a five-year-old child. My-
self and Whigham, who was cov-
ering me from a nearby doorway,
commanded the suspect to drop
the rifle but the suspect refused to
comply. When the fugitive raised
the rifle at me and approached
me in a threatening manner, both
Whigham and myself were
forced to use deadly force in de-
fense of ourselves and the other
officers present. On Saturday,
February 26, 2006, homicide
suspect Harold E. Hand was
lured back to a homicide scene
east of Lee where members of
the S.W.A.T. team performed a
"takedown" on the vehicle he
was a passenger in. The team
members included myself,
Whigham, Andrews, Harper and
Kirkland. Cynthia A. Taylor
drove the homicide victim's ve-
hicle to the takedown site while
Gilbert Jones, Jr. and Hand were
passengers. Deputy Melvin E.
Renz blocked the vehicle's path
with his patrol vehicle while
Joost removed Hand from the
left-rear seat, Andrews removed
Taylor from the driver's seat and
Whigham and Kirkland removed
Jones from the front passenger
seat. The handgun used in the
homicide, as well as crack co-
caine and drug paraphernalia,,
were located, and seized from the
vehicle. The victim's body still
remained in the wooded area ap-
proximately 100 yards away dur-
ing the takedown and arrests.
The S.W.A.T. team members
participated in the apprehension
of numerous other fugitives as
To become, and remain an
active team member of the
S.W.A.T. team, interested offi-
cers must pass a strenuous phys-
ical assessment test and score at
least 90 percent with all of their
The physical assessment test
includes push-ups, sit-ups, dips,
pull-ups and a five-mile "ruck
march" with a backpack weigh-
ing at least 35 pounds.
Firearm qualification in-
cludes the officer's handgun, off-
duty/backup firearms, shotgun,
AR-15 and,, if applicable, 100
percent with sniper rifle. Team
members who.do not pass the as-
.sessment tests will be retained on
a probationary status for six
months until the next selection
tests. If they fail to meet the stan-
dards then, other qualified offi-
cers will fill their team slots.
Every S.W.A.T. team mem-
ber is a law enforcement officer,
but not every law enforcement
officer can be a S.W.A.T. team
member. At 47, I am-the oldest
team member but I strive to lead
by example. I always score over
100 percent on the physical as-
sessment test despite numerous
hand grenade and shotgun in-
juries. Glamour and glory, are
nice... but if this is your primary
focus, the "new car smell" will
wear off pretty' quick. The physi-
cal pain and intensity of training
at this level isn't for everyone.
We have been an extremely
cost effective team. Sleigher ob-
tained grants to get fatigues and
for the team members. Team
members provide their own. ri-
fles The Leon County Sheriffs,
Office S.W.A.T. team provided
Level IIIA tactical vests and hel-
mets. The Columbia County
Sheriff's Office S.W.A.T. team
provided ballistic shields. Most
of our training is conducted on
our own time. I strive to focus
our training on basics... the abili-
ty to shoot, move and communi-
Our focus is on locating, iso-
lating and eliminating threats as
peacefully as possible. I include
ten Ranger Battalion fundamen-
tals in our training and execution.
These fundamentals are safety,
simplicity, security, speed, sur-
prise, control, communications,
planning, overwhelming superior
firepower and violence of action.
These fundamentals focuson in-
creasing our safety, the safety of
civilians and also the safety of
suspects when they so permit.
We strive to train for every possi-
ble variable, but we often have to
improvise, adapt and overcome.
When I first met with the team
members, several expressed a
need for sexy ninja outfits and
exotic weaponry. I emphasized to
them that THEY were the
weapons and everything else was
just a tool. Anyone who doesn't
share this philosophy needs to
take their toys and go home. The
focus needs to be on training the
basics and building on this foun-
dation. Many law enforcement
officers train to survive. This is
not a very lofty goal in my opin-
ion. You can survive a violent en-
counter but be paralyzed in a
wheelchair with a colostomy bag
and have to have someone
change your diapers for the rest
of your life. I train my team to
win mentally and physically. You
have to promise yourself that,
God willing, you are not going to
die in some roach arid rat infest-
ed trailer or in a bullet riddled pa-
trol vehicle! I don't expect every-
one's vision to be my vision, but
I do know this, Proverbs 29:18
tells us "Where there is no vision,
the people perish."
Andrews and myself recently
designed a S.W.A.T. team patch
for the sheriff's office. The patch
incorporates a badge designed by
me and includes my motto for
the team: "Fear none but ONE
(Our God)... Respect all."
8A Madison County Carrier
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
1 ~ C I 1 1"
EXPENSES, WHO PAYS WHAT?
Today, the groom and his family often offer to share some
of the wedding expenses that traditionally have been paid by the
bride's family. This is a significant change of custom, as the
costs of traditional weddings have become too prohibitive for
many families to absorb. However, if the groom's family does
not offer to share expenses, the bride's family should plan a
wedding in accordance with their means.
The traditional division of expenses is listed below. In ad-
dition to the change noted above, it should be kept in mind that
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there are numerous exceptions and variations 'depending on re-
ligion, ethnic, or local custom. Many items may be omitted
Without diminishing the ceremony in any way.
Paid by The Bride
Wedding ring for groom.
Wedding gift for groom.
Gifts for attendants.
Blood test and physical examination.
Lodging for out-of-town attendants.
Paid by Bride's Family
Bridal consultant, if needed
Invitations and announcements
Flowers for the church and receptions,
bouquets for the bridesmaids, bouquet for bride (some-
times given by groom)
Music for the ceremony, including organist or choir fee
Transportation of bridal party to church or synagogue and
Sexton's fee (church fee)
Music at reception
Wedding ring for bride.
* Wedding gift for bride.
* Gifts for groom's attendants.
* Marriage license.
* Bride's bouquet, mothers' corsages, and boutonnieres for
men in wedding party.
* Lodging for out-of-town best man and ushers.
* Blood test.
*. Clergyman's fee.
* Honeymoon expenses.
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SYou only have ONE chance to make the most important day of your life perfect. What ques- package your leftover food fbr you as long as ou 'rpvLtge Ihialumlpftm pcot"jner
tions should you ask to make it an absoluily'i6efirabi'~dddihg receptiohi "M "i.i '' \\tt arc1y n~driy n choices? " k '.
Many places have an "a la carte" menu, where you can select from a group of entrees, then
Can my guests get to this site with ease?
Are there sufficient overnight accommo-
dations nearby? Michaud's, for example, is lo-
cated in the Southwest Suburbs of Cleveland.
They are 1.5 miles from major hotel and guest
accommodations, 2 miles from Interstate 71
and the Ohio Turnpike, 7 miles from Cleve-
land Hopkins Airport, and 15 miles from
What do the common areas of the facili-
ty look like?
Are there ample places for my guests to
Are there sitting areas for my guests and
members of my bridal party to relax and take a
breather from the crowd?
What is the room itself like?
Take into consideration the activities that will
take place inside the room.
1. You will meet and greet guests. Is there
an open space for a receiving line?
2. How big is the dance floor?
3. What is the area like around the bar?
S4. Will your guests be able to move com-
fortably in the room and enjoy the "wedding
rituals" that take place?
5. How will the room be decorated?
--Will the banquet facility do that for us?
--Can we bring our own decorations in?
--What is the charge for them to do it for
6. What will the flow of the room be like?
Most places have a banquet manager or host-
ess in charge of running the room for the
evening. This is the person that should greet
,your parents, your wedding party and be the
"go to" person for any answers you may need
throughout the night.
7. You will need tables for the cake, gifts,
name cards, card box etc.
.* Is the food prepared in-house or by an
Can I bring my own food?
Can the caterer accommodate special
diet requirements of your guests?
If so, what notice is required?
Can I sample the food before choosing
my menu? Is there a charge? Most places, such
as Michaud's have an in-house professional
chef available to meet with couples for their
menu selection. Many times, the price of a fa-
cility that has the capability of providing more
in-house services is less expensive.
What happens to the leftover food?
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side dishes, salads, deserts and pastries. Others
have packages that will accommodate the style
of your wedding and is an inclusive package,
How do I know what is reasonable?
What should be included?
Evaluate the total cost of the reception and
ask many questions. A good package should
* include, security, tax, tip, food, beverage and
What factors affect the price?
Your price should be a guaranteed price.
Since you are planning 18 12 months in ad-
vance, protect yourself from price increases by
having the reception site guarantee your price.
What happens if people come to the recep-
tion that do not RSVP?
Does the hall charge per person or per
plate? Michaud's prepared for 5% over to elim-
inate uncomfortable situations with surprise
guests. Each facility is different so be sure to
ask about an overage policy.
How much of a deposit is required?
Most places require a fixed rate down (such as
$500) Others request a percentage of your esti-
mated person count. For example, if you plan
on having 200 people, and the cost is $20 per
person, and your deposit is 10%, you would
pay $400 deposit.
Don't forget to ask how payments are
made? Monthly? Credit Card? Check? Cash?
SWill you be billed or will you pay during
Does the site provide alcohol and bar-
What is the price to prepay for the alcohol?
Do you get to keep the alcohol you did not
Is it a "pay per usage" structure (also called
a running tab)?
If they do not provide alcohol, does the re-
ception site provide the wash (mixers, fruit,
--This should usually be included in the
overall price if the site does not provide the al-
This is just the beginning of a long and ex-
citing road to planning your perfect day. If you
have questions along the way, don't hesitate to
contact me at email@example.com or give
me a ring at 440-238-7078.
Otherwise utilize spectacular local re-
sources such as Bridal Links. Not only can
they give you insights about planning, but can
serve as a forum for you and other brides in
the same boat! Good luck and Happy Plan-
Wednesday, January 24,'2007
Madison County Carrier 9A
After you say,
By Kerry McCullough
About the Author: Kerry is the editor and publisher of
You've seen them in just about every bridal, floral and
tuxedo shop. Advertisements for them on the internet and
even on this site.
They make great, favors, get some great candids, and
most of the time are left behind for you (some people do
take them home). The WedCam! Those terrific little dis-
posable cameras that you can have your guests participate
in the reception memories by taking their own snap shots!
Just a word of caution if you are using them... Your
photographer is a professional, they have many years of
experience in 'getting the right shot'. You are paying them
a great deal of money to 'stage' certain reception shots, i.e.
'The Cake Cutting'. I do not believe that they would be.
outwardly frustrated with a second flash going off right
into their lense, however, they may have to take a couple
of extra shots just to ensure they get the portrait that you
If you are using them, and please consider doing so,
You may want to make up little cards or notes to attach to
them with simple instructions, just asking them to use
them for table shots and dance floor shots. You may wish
to consider asking that they are used by an adult as well,
little fingers, while well meaning, could cover some of
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Flowers, What Do
Flowers have different mean-
ing for birth months. In wedding
lore, they have their own mean-
ings. You should check with your
florist to find out what is in season
and reasonable to keep your floral
costs within budget.
Helpful Hint! Check with i
your florist as to which flowers are
in season to save your budget!
The carrying of flowers by the
bride has its roots in ancient times, when it was believed that
strong smelling herbs and spices would ward off and drive away
evil spirits, bad luck and ill health. Garlic and chives were also
popular for the same reason. During Roman times, this tradition
was extended, with the bride and groom wearing floral garlands
signifying new life and hope for fertility. The bouquet in partic-
ular symbolized a women in bloom. During Victorian times,
flowers took on an additional significance as lovers would send
messages to each other using different flowers, with each flower
having its own meaning. These associations were soon adopted
for the bride's bouquet and are still used today by many brides.
The most popular flowers with their traditional meanings are:
Apple Blossom Better things to come
Carnation Fascination and love
Chrysanthemum (red) I love you
Chrysanthemum (white) Truth
Cyclamen Modesty and shyness
I* Fern Fascination and sincerity
Flowering Almond Hope
Forget-me-not True love and remembrance
Heliotrope Devotion and faithfulness
* Hydrangea Boastfulness
* Iris Warmth of affection
* Ivy Eternal fidelity
* Japonica Loveliness
* Jasmine Amiability
* Lemon Blossom Fidelity in love
* Lilac (white) Youthful innocence
* Lily Majesty
* Lily-of-the-valley Return of happiness
* Maidenhair Discretion
* Mimosa Sensitivity
* Orange Blossom Purity and virginity
* Peach Blossom Captive
* Rose (red) Love
* Rose (white) Worthiness
* Rose (other colors) Love and beauty
* Rosemary Remembrance
* Snowdrop Hope
* Sweet Pea Delicate pleasures
* Tulip Love
* Veronica Fidelity
* Violet Faitlfulness
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is the internet's expert on Rosemary.
Something old, some-
thing new, something bor-
rowed, something blue....
That is probably the most
notable wedding day tradi-
ton, other than the white '.
gown, that is observed to- t
There are other wives ', ,f r -
tales, folklore and other -
traditions that are prac- "
ticed around the country *x /f
and the world.
Trying every last
thing to ensure that you
have a perfect marriage
and wedding day is impos-
sible. What makes it per-
fect is that you are cele-
brating, with your family
and friends, the start of a
new life with your special love.
To find that one.little thing to help ease your mind, Judy Ch-
eney, of 'The Rosemary Company' has sent along this little ex-
The Legends of Rosemary....
The herb rosemary is the symbol of remembrance and fideli-
ty and has been used for centuries in weddings. During the mid-
dle ages all elegant weddings used rosemary as a favor for the
wedding guests. Sprigs were dipped in gold, tied with a ribbon
and presented to guests. It symbolized that although.the bride and
groom were leaving their friends and family to start a new life,
they would never forget their loved ones.
There are many fun legends surrounding the use of rosemary.
"According to English folklore, if a maiden placed a plate of flour
under a rosemary bush on midsummer's eve, her
future husbands initials would be written in it."
"To see your true love in a dream, slip a piece
of rosemary under your pillow...."
The bride and groom might dip rosemary in
their wine cups to toast each other.
Dried rosemary was laid in the bed linen td en-
sure faithfulness, and a bride who gave her hus-
band a sprig to hold on their wedding night
would ensure that he remained faithful...
According to another legend, "if a man doesn't
like the scent of rosemary, he will be a lousy
Napoleon is said to have loved rosemary...and
Josephine is said to have asked Napoleon to
,:' ,; wash in rosemary water before entering her bed-
chamber. Napoleon obediently used 162 bottles
S"r l 2 gof rosemary in the first three months of mar-
For more information and a charming and
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HEALTH & NUT'RITI'ION
To assist parents in the positive resolution of grief, South
Georgia Medical Center's Compassionate Friends Support
Group will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, February 8, in SGMC
Basement Classroom C. Grieving parents, siblings and grand-
parents are invited to attend. For more information, call Jim
Schappaugh at (229) 259-4510.
Life with Diabetes
South Georgia Medical Center's Diabetes Management
Center will host its monthly Living With Diabetes session on
Monday, February 19 at 6 p.m. at the Diabetes Management
Center located inside SGMC's Specialty Clinic at 3018 North
Patterson Street (Loch Winn Office Park). Participation is free of
charge and open to all people with diabetes and their caregivers.
For additional information, call Dawn Taylor at (229) 249-4121.
SGMC presents Freshstart Smoking Cessation Class
South Georgia Medical Center will host "Freshstart" Smok-
ing Cessation Class. Classes will meet from 12:30pm-1:30pm
on February 1, 8, 15, & 22 in Dining Room 2 at SGMC. Lunch
will be served. To register or for more information, call Com-
munity Health Promotions at (229) 333-1610, ext. 5.
Stroke and Head Injury Support Group
The Stroke and Head Injury Support Group will meet at 7
p.m., Tuesday, February 13, in the Pearlman Cancer Center con-
ference room at South Georgia Medical Center. The grpup is of-
fered free of charge to anyone who has had a stroke or head in-
jury. For more information, call Dana Gibbs at (229) 259-4292
SGMC Best Buddies Support Group
South Georgia Medical Center will host SGMC Best Bud-
dies, a local support group for breast cancer survivors, from 6:00
p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 23, in the Pearlman Com-
prehensive Cancer Center Conference Room. Participation is
free of charge. All breast cancer survivors are encouraged to at-
tend. For additional information, call Martha Griffis at 259-
For additional information on Community Health Promotions
programs contact: Valerie L. Swinson (229)333-1610 x 5.
"Step Up, Florida...
On Our Way To Healthy Living!'.
It is time for everyone to get active and get
healthy by taking advantage of the great physical
activity opportunities in our community on
February 2, 2007.
On OO r' o To Hea ltyLy lE !
WANTED... ANYONE WHO
can walk, bike, run, rollerblade, or do any
other type of physical activity as we
"Just Move" throughout Madison County.
To sign up, individuals or groups, contact the
Madison County Health Department at
(850) 973-5000 ext 126
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF i*t i l
afadIson County Health department
Relax And Refocus
The essence of optimal
health is a healthy mind in a
health body. Yoga, which has
been practiced for more than .
5,000 years, is a way to achieve
The November issue of
Mayo Clinic Women's Health- -
Source offers an overview of
yoga and its health benefits.
Rooted in ancient India, to-
day's yoga is broadly under-
stood as a system of relaxation,
postures and breathing. Over
the centuries, different forms of
yoga have evolved. Some focus
more on spirituality, others on
mediation and mastering the
conscious mind. Some are
more physically challenging than others.
A number of research studies have been conducted on the
potential health benefits of yoga. Some commonly acknowl-i
edged benefits include:
Relaxation and stress relief. Yoga's quiet precise move-
ments focus your mind less on your busy day and more on ,
movement as you breathe deeply and progress through a series
new poses, you'll find that each time you can reach a little far-
Although evidence isn't definitive, studies have also shown
that yoga may help manage certain chronic health conditions,
such as: depression, anxiety and other mental health disorders,
asthma, cardiovascular diseases, including high blood pressure
and high cholesterol, chronic pain, and diabetes.:
If you'd like to try yoga, look for classes in your area. You
also can learn from books and videos, but an instructor can.help
you adjust poses to your needs. Ask about the instructor's train-
ing and experience in working with your particular needs or
At the end of the yoga class, you should feel invigorated yet
calm. If that's not the case, talk to the instructor for suggestions.
Otherwise, another yoga class may be better suited to your
Relief For Itchy
Winter can make dry skin especially irritating. The Deceni-
ber issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter offers tips to relieve win-
Soak in the tub: Keep the water lukewarm. The tempera- i
ture shouldn't be above 90 F. Adding bath oil to the water may
help retain and replenish the oil in your skin.
Use soap sparingly: If possible, limit soap use to your face,
armpits, genitals, hands and feet. Avoid antibacterial and de-':
odorant soaps. Mild cleaners such as Cetaphil, Dove or Vani-
cream are less drying. Avoid products with fragrances and lauryl
sulfates, which can be irritating. -
Pat skin dry: Avoid rubbing or wiping your skin. Instead,
leave it moist by gently patting or blotting with your towel.
Moisturize: Immediately after drying off, apply a thick.
moisturizing cream or ointment. Avoid creams or lotions that
Use a humidifier: Keep indoor air moisture levels at 40 to:
50 percent. Keep your house on the cool side; between 68 F andi.
75 F is reasonable.
you wondering: Should you stop taking them?
It's true that there have been reports of partial death of a
jawbone (osteonecrosis) related to osteoporosis medications, but
at risk of developing osteoporosis. If a fracture occurs, you're at
risk of becoming disabled, ending up in a nursing home or even
To treat osteoporosis, millions of Americans take oral bis-
phosphonate drugs, a class of drugs that includes alendronate
(Fosamax), ibandronate' (Boniva), risedronate (Actonel) and
others. Estimates indicate about 20 cases of osteonecrosis may
occur in a year in this large group of people. Osteonecrosis is
characterized by jaw pain, swelling, loose teeth and exposed
It's not fully known how oral bisphosphonates are associat-
ed with osteonecrosis or why it occurs in the jaw. Most cases
have occurred after tooth removal or oral surgery. The risk of os-
teonecrosis appears to be higher for people who take the drug in-
travenously, which is a treatment for some cancers.
If you take oral bisphosphonate drugs, you may be able to
lower your already low risk of developing osteonecrosis by
practicing good hygiene and visiting your dentist for regular
checkups. If possible, consider having major dental work done
before starting the medication. If you take the medication, talk
to your dentist and doctor about whether taking a break from the
medication might be appropriate before dental work.
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group homes, daycare centers and concerned parents.
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12A Madison County Carrier
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
OF BA EL RACING EXCITES AshlEy NOW00oD
Ashley Norwood races around barrels in competition. Sne was me Heserve
State Champion last year and pocketed $30,000 in prize money, which went back
into feeding horses and travel expenses. (Photo submitted)
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
It's the "rush" that gets
Ashley Norwood while she is
competing in a barrel race.
"It's such a huge adrena-
line rush," the 17-year-old
high school senior said. "I
don't think that I breathe the
whole time I'm racing."
Ashley loves barrel rac-
ing and it has been good to
her. Riding her horse, Skip,
she won the Reserve State
Championship in Kissimmee
this past year, along with a
$30,000 cash award.
The money, she says,
goes back into the races.
"It goes to feeding the
horses and the travel expens-
es," Ashley said.
"' The travel expenses can,
mount up. Ashley said that
she has raced all over Florida,
Georgia and Mississippi:
Prior to .become' a barrel
racer, Ashley competed in
hunter jumper' races, where
racers have to jump over ob-
stacles with their horses. She
said that her neighbor, Vicki
Townsend, had gotten her into
the sport that she loves.
Ashley said that her par-
ents have supported her both
financially and emotionally.
"If I get upset over hitting
a barrel, my mom tells me not
to worry about it," she said,
adding that, "If a racer hits a
barrel, they don't get a time in
Ashley said that she has
scars all over her legs from
"My mama says there
ain't nobody going to marry
me for my legs," Ashley said,
with a laugh.
Ashley has three horses,
which she races. In addition to
Skip, she also has Fancy and
Hoop. Fancy is being bred
this year, so she has been
pulled off the race circuit.
Hoop. is a young paint that
Ashley is bringing along and
"They all have different
personalities," Ashley said, of
the three horses.
In addition to barrel rac-
ing, Ashley has ridden the
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horse, Hershey, at the Madi-
son County High School
home football games for the
last four years. Hershey be-
longs to Ab and Vicki
Ashley stays busy at
school as a member of the Fu-
ture Farmers of America
(FFA) and Family, Career and
Community. Leaders of
America (FCCLA). She
shows a steer each year in the
North Florida Livestock
Show and Sale and she was
Miss Senior this year.
Ashley is the daughter of
Joey and Kathy Norwood, of
Pinetta. She has an older
brother, Travis, and a younger
"Jessica has Down's syn-
drome and she rides a pony
with me and Mom," Ashley
Jessica, a student at
Madison County Central
School, named her pony
Ashley said that her fa-
ther and brother don't get too
involved with the horses.
"Dad hates to lead the
horses around," she said.
Ashley said that she trav-
els almost every weekend to
barrel races. She will com-
pete in the Youth World
Championships in Jackson,
Miss. and in another big tour-
nament in Jacksonville in
"We stay on the road,"
Ashley said. "I have made a
lot of friends. I have my
school friends and my barrel
The friends are nice, the
money is nice, but it's the
"rush" that makes barrel rac-
ing great for Ashley.
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Tickets are.$15 for adults,
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Ashley Norwood, a senior at Madison County High
School, has three horses that she races in barrel rac-
ing competition. Each of the horses has its own dis-
tinct personality, she said. (Photo submitted)
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Broncos Beat Oak Hill In Opening Round
team was well disciplined, well-
coached, well-mannered and
had some very skillful players."
The Oak Hill team had
more depth on their bench, but
the Madison players were better
conditioned than Oak Hill.
Barfield said, "They played
one of their best games of the
season, and I'm very proud of
Darron Brown scored 22
points in the game. Barfield stat-
ed, "He really showed up for us
that night." Most of Brown's
points came in the second half of
Materrius McDaniel had 14
points in the game. Barfield
said, "Materrius started the
game off cold and had to let the
game come to him, but once he
settled down he did what was
expected of him."
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Damarcus Norton had nine
points. "He distributed the ball
really well, and he played well
defensively and came through ,
when we needed him," stated
LaPadre Stevenson didn't
score in the game, but was the
player of the game on defense. A7I
"He did an excellent-job on de-
fense," said Barfield.
Coach Barfield stresses the
importance of education to all of
his players. He tells them, "Be a
student first and an athlete sec-
ond." Barfield stresses to his stu- .IL
dents to listen to their teachers -' -.
and prepare for the FCAT.
Barfield stated, "Without
the grades, we don't have the
players." Barfield praised the The Bronco defense surrounds the Oak Hill point guard during Thursday night's
schools teachers. Stating, "The opening game of the Florida Crown Conference Championship played at the Madison
teachers here do a good job, and County Central School gym. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, January
they help motivate the players." 18, 2007)
Broncos Win Conference Championship!
By Gabe Thompson an energetic basketball game.
Greene Publishing, Inc. The players out-ran and out-
The Broncos beat Yulee hustled Yulee. They forded
Middle School decisively to turnovers that went for points
become the champions of the on the other end of the court
Florida Crown Conference. continuously through the
The Madison Central Basket- game.
ball team won the conference, "They played
which consists of like big
16 .schools. boys
',Ma.d'-Fi-s: 'o s n .in a,
won the bi g
tournament bo y
in their first ( game," stated
year of be- Barfield.
ing part of the con- Yulee came
ference. ) into the game undefeat-
The game was dominat- ed at 16-0. Barfield stat-
ed by the overwhelming hus- ed, "They are a well coached
tle of the Madison players. team. They are well disci-
The Broncos set traps and plined, they have a really
played full court pressure all good coach and they're a
the way till the last second of good group of boys."
the game. Coach Charlie Key players in the game
Barfield said, I teach them to were Amareus Norton,
have a killer instinct, and they Materrius McDaniel, Kevin
have to carry it with them for Singletary and Damarcus
the entire season." Norton. Norton had 14
The Broncos were very points, McDaniel scored 14
determined, and they played points, and both Singletary
and Norton scored eight
Coach Barfield thanked
the people for their discipline
and hospitality through the
season. He thanked the
coaches, administrators, and
the principal for making it
real for the players. He also
thanked the team, scorekeep-
ers, bookkeepers and every-
-*." .. *-
Mike Jones, (20), forward for the Madison County
Central School Broncos, brings the ball down the court
for the Bronco offense. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo
by Jacob Bembry, January 18, 2007)
Materrius McDaniel, shooting guard for the Bron-
cos, hustles down the court, while Kevin Singletary (21)
watches to give any help to McDaniel. (Greene Publish-
ing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, January 18, 2007)
The Madison County Central School Band kept the
crowd on their feet in support of the Broncos. (Greene
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lishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, January 18, 2007)
By Gabe Thompson
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Madison Central
School Broncos beat Oak Hill
Middle School in the first round
of the Florida Crown Confer-
ence Championship on Thurs-
day January 18, by a score of
The gym was packed for
the game against Oak Hill.
Coach Charlie Barfield stat-
ed, "The team had a lot of en-
thusiasm from seeing such a
large crowd at the game cheer-
ing them on. The Athletic De-
partment put a lot of effort into
promoting the game, and it was
Coach Barfield wants to
thank the faculty, athletic depart-
ment, administration, city and
parents for their support.
Barfield said, "The other
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Wednesday, January 24, 2007
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By Gabe Thompson
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Madison County High
School senior Lorenzo Holmes
has been working with the var-
sity basketball team for three
years. He helps out the coach-
es and the players. He is their
"go-to guy" for anything.
Coach Eddie Richie stat-
ed, "We enjoy having him
around, and he really moti-
vates the players."
Holmes loves the game of
basketball. He said, "It's a
game that you have to have
skill, knowledge and determi-
nation to play." He enjoys
helping out with the team, and
said, "It's wonderful. I get a re-
ally good feeling being around
such great coaches and play-
ers. I just come out to have fun
and interact with the players."
Lorenzo travels with the
team to all of their away
games. He enjoyed traveling
to the Freeport Christmas tour-
nament. He stated, "We had
fun at the tournament. It was
the first time we had fun doing
what we were supposed to
After graduation, Holmes
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By Gabe Thompson
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Madison County Central
School Bronco's basketball
shooting guard Materrius Mc-
Daniel was born without the
ability to see out of his left
eye. Nobody knows about his
condition. Coach Barfield
said, "He could go on playing
.basketball up into the college
ranks and no one would have
the slightest idea that he was
visually impaired. Barfield
found out about his player's
condition only two weeks be-
fore Christmas break, and he
has been coaching him for
McDaniel has been play-
ing basketball since he was
three years old, when his fam-
ily got him started playing the
sport. He plans on playing for
the high school after he gets
out of middle school. He
makes good grades; he has a
3.2 grade point average. Mc-
Daniel's favorite sport is bas-
ketball, and he hopes to one
day make it to the NBA.
With having only partial
vision McDaniel is a well-
rounded player. "He's a com-
plete player to be 14 years
old," said Barfield, "He can
dribble and shoot with his left
hand just as well as his right."
In a game that lasts only
24 minutes, Materrius aver-
ages around 22 points a-game.
The team scores an average of
55 to 58 points in a game, and
Materrius usually scores
around half of the points.
"I feel his best ability is
playing with his teammates,
and making them better," said
Barfield, "He is a good leader,
not the type to get in a team-
mate's face, but he'll let them
McDaniel is an all-
around athlete. He plays foot-
ball, basketball, and baseball.
He is the starting shooting
guard for the basketball team,
a tailback and cornerback for
the football team and he plays
pitcher, shortstop and first
base for the baseball team.
"He's good at all three sports.
If you throw a golf club in his
hands he'd be able to play,"
McDaniel's parents are
Darlann Choice and Terry
McDaniel. He has a twin
brother who plays along side
him on the basketball team
named Laterrian McDaniel.
He played for the first
time in a championship tour-
nament last weekend. Mc-
Daniel said, "I'm excited
about going to the tourna-
McDaniel wanted to give
credit to his coach and his
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Madison Academy Girls Basketball Gets The Win Over Maclay
By Gabe Thompson
Greene Publishing, Inc.
faced Maclay on Tuesday
January 16th. The girls'
basketball team defeated
Maclay 29-12. Coach John-
ny Stevens stated, "Our
team is playing extremely
well." Cheltsie Kinsley had
10 points to lead all scoring
in the game. Ashlyn Welch
scored six points, Brooke
Kinsley had five points,
Erika Hunter made four,
Abigail Vasquez scored
two and Rachael Webb and
Logan Groover both made
one point each.
Madison Academy shut
out Maclay in the first half,
with a halftime score of
17-0. Maclay came out
strong in the third quarter
out scoring Madison acad-
emy 9-4, but Madison
Academy played strong in
the fourth giving them no
hope of getting back into
Madison Academy Panther, Erika Hunter, (far right)
shoots for two during basketball action against Maclay.
The Madison Academy girls pulled a 29-12 win over the
Tallahassee team. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by
Emerald Greene Kinsley, January 16, 2007)
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Madison Academy girl Panthers block and steal the Rachael Webb (far right) shoots during Madison
ball away from a Maclay player. Madison Academy girls Academy basketball action last week. Team mate Chelt-
pictured in action are (left to right): #2 Cheltsie Kinsley, sie Kinsley, #2, stands ready for the rebound. The Madi-
#11 Brooke Kinsley, and Abigail Vasquez. (Greene Pub- son Academy Panthers pulled a 29-12 win over Maclay.
fishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Greene Kinsley, January (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Greene Kins-
16, 2007) ley, January 16, 2007)
Cowboys Win Big At Home
By Gabe Thompson
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Madison County High
School basketball team beat
Taylor County in a blowout 78-
57. Back on December 14th the
Cowboys were beaten by Tay-
lor County in Perry by the
score of 100-80. "It felt really
good to beat them by 21 on Fri-
day," stated coach Eddie
The top scorer in the game
\\as Jaccobbi McDaniel \\ith
27 points and six rebounds.
Tony Brown scored 23 points
with five rebounds. DeAngelo
Tucker had 17 points and five
steals. Xavier Tillman scored
six points, eight rebounds and
On Saturday January 13
the Cowboys defeated rival
basketball team Suwannee
County High School. Madison
defeated Suwannee 56-53.
The Cowboys were up by
as many as 13 points, but they
slowly let Suwannee back into
the game in the fourth quarter.
Suwannee attempted to. shoot
the final shot, but it was
knocked away by Tony Brown
in the last second of the game
to give them the win.
The Key player in the
game was Tony brown with 16
points, five rebounds and two
steals. DeAngelo Tucker had
17 points, three steals and three
assists. Jacobbi McDaniel had
11 points and four rebounds.
Their record is now 10-9
in the midst of a three game
winning streak. The Cowboys
will be playing in an important
district game on Saturday
against Hamilton County in
Jasper. Hamilton is having a
banner year with a record of
15-4. They have clinched the
first seed in the district tourna-
ment, and they are the only
team that the Cowboys have
not beaten in the district. If the
Cowboys win they claim at
least third in the district, but
they would most likely be the
second seed with the win. "The
guys are working hard and
having fun," said Richie. He
stated, "They are really playing
like a team, and they're look-
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especially sweet win, considering the Cowboys lost to the same team by a score of
100-80 back in December. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Gabe Thompson, January
Notice From The Elections Office
Jada Woods Williams, Supervisor of Elections
February 12, 2007, the registration books
close for the Greenville City Election.
The Election will be held on March 13, 2007.
All voters are reminded to provide photo ID, such as Florida
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For further information, please contact the Elections Office at
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SCHOOL & EDUCATION
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Madison County Central School
Holds Arbor Day Tree Planting
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Madison County Central School student Jordan
Robinson plants a tree in celebration of Arbor Day.
(Greene Publishing Inc. Photo by Gabe Thompson,
January 19, 2007)
By Gabe Thompson
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Madison County Division of Forestry celebrated Ar-
bor Day on January 19, at Madison County Central School by
planting trees around the school. The United States officially
lists Arbor Day as the last Friday in April, but in Florida it is
celebrated on the third Friday in January, because of the time
of year when the weather is optimal for tree planting.
Elementary students participated in the tree planting by
adding dirt to cover the roots of the trees, watering and cov-
ering the basses with mulch.
The tree planting was sponsored by a state grant and from
$500 dollars that was given by the district. Live Oaks were
planted at a cost of $20 per tree. Madison Forest Area Super-
visor Elijah Terrell oversaw the operation.
Terrell stated, "The kids got really involved with the tree
Terrell plans to add more trees at the school in the future.
The tree planting was co-ordinated by the Madison
County 4-H Club.
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Aidan Cribbs, Lindsey
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ton, Travis Wheeler, and Ash-
K-4: All S+'s:
Jacob Barker, Joshua
Clark, Jocelyn Davis, Carter
Derome, Joshua Eades, Ans-
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Anna Halbert, Jason Hamil-
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Hayes, Austin Hightower,
Hannah Holton, Gant Lee,
Grant Merschmann, Abby
Reams, Wyatt Reese, Mylie
Rogers, Elizabeth Scheese,
Grayson Sircy, Austin Wheel-
er, and Benjamin Wurgler.
K-5: All S+
Alexis Alexandrou, Grace
Beshears, Andrew Burrus,
Emily Forehand, Matthew
Greene, Hayley Lewis, Mag-
gie Mall, Gabbie Smith, Nico-
las Swickley, and Cody Whid-
K-5: All S., S+
Marissa Cooley, Evan
Courtney, Kash Connell, D. J.
Cox, Taylor Davis, Emily En-
gle, Lydia Hall, Bethany
Hayes, Ryan Jackson, Ameer
Khodr, Amber Knowles,
Lynelle Loveless, Ayush Patel,
Kaleb Poppell, Chloe Reams,
Megan Schofill, Levi Stafford,
Dilyn Stowers, Cole Tuten,
and Mackenzie Wirick.
First Grade: All A's:
Emily Adams, Walker
Davis, Timothy Finlayson,
Jessica Giddens, Camryn
Grant, Kenlie Harvey, Eliza-
beth Hightower, Noah Hul-
bert, Katie James, Carly Join-
er, Hayley Jones, Nour Khodr,
Ryals Lee, Jenna Merschman,
Abigail Morgan, Cannon Ran-
dle, Brandon Slaughter, Quin-
ton Thomas, Ria Wheeler,
Tedo Wilcox, and Daniel Wur-
All A's and B's
David Bailey, T. J. High-
tower, Evan Hocking, D. J.
Key, Jake Pridgeon, Abigail
Ratliff, and Joe Walton.
Second Grade: All A's
Traynor Barker, Alex
Derome, Faith Demott,
Stephanie English, Sarah Hall,
Kirsten Reagan, Ramsey Sul-
livan, and Kate Whiddon.
All A's and B's
Meagan Beaty, Dena
Bishop, Hanna Black, Cali
Burkett, Rebecca Carson,
Katie Fulford, Chaz Hamilton,
Joe Hannon, Brittany Hughes,
Jenny Jackson, Erica Keeler,
Donnie Kinsey, Lindsey Law-
son, Lauren Lee, Hannah
Lewis, Summerlyn Marsh,
Gatlin Nennstiel, Sarah Riley,
Will Sircy, Natalie Sorensen,
Larrett Terrell, Kirsten Whid-
don, and Hank Wirick.
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Taylor Copeland, Erin
Lee, Tomas Swickley, T. J.
Swords, Justin Welch, and
All A's and B's
Jake Edwards, Meagan
Giddens Ian Haselden, Sam
Hogg, Ally Mall, Taylor McK-
night, Rean Montesclaros,
Sarah Tharpe, Courtney Watts,
D. J. Wilkinson, and Mattison
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Morgan Cline, Ricky Fin-
layson, Haleigh Gilbert, Doug
Gulledge, Lindsey Mincy, and
All A's and B's
Austin Allen, Austin
Bishop, Timmy Burrus, Ty
Chancy, Jaden Clark, Abigail
Floyd, Cheyenne Floyd,
Hunter Handley, Julie High,
Sarah James, Brooklyn
Nennstiel, and Bradley
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Rachel Lark, Aimee Love, and
Fifth Grade:All A's and B's
Tanner Aman, Victoria
Brock, Justin Brown, Devan
Courtney, Casey Demott, Lau-
ren Demott, Jacob Dunbar,
Kayla Fulford, Ashley Hebert,
'Capas Kinsey, Christiana
Reams, and Jessica Welch.
Sixth Grade: All A's
Nick Buzbee, Ashli Cline,
Jay Finlayson, Russell
Fraleigh, Jared Jackson, Kaley
Love, Hadley Revell, Ashley
Schofill, Pamela Watt, and
All A's and B's
Alexis Burkett, Tres
Copeland, Hannah Haselden,
Dakota McGlamory, Whitney
McKnight, Sammy Ritter,
Hans Sorensen, and Audrey
7th Grade: All A's
Tyler Jackson, and Shelby
7th Grade: All A's and B's
Levi Cobb, Matt Dobson,
and Vickie Perry.
8th Grade: All A's
8th Grade: All A's and B's
Taylor Pridgeon, Clark
Christy, Taryn Copeland,
Anna Finlayson, Kent Jones,
and Sarah Sorensen.
9th Grade: All A's
John Stephens, and Dana
9th Grade: All A's and B's
Ryan Barclay, Tiffany
Brasington, Clay Fulford, Jes-
sica Hunt, Wilson Lewis, John
Stephens, and Katlyn Watts.
9th Grade: All A's
Chelsea Dobson, and
9th Grade:All A's and B's
Ashley Echols, Katelyn
Levine, Byron Love, and Sa-
11th Grade: All A's
Rebekah Aman, Court-
ney Brasington, A. J. Con-
nell, Courtney Connell,
Stephanie Dobson, Alfa
Hunt, Prateen Patel, Ramsey
Revell, and Tristan Sorensen.
11th Grade:All A's and B's
Ben Buzbee, Jayce
Davis, Lindsey Day, Will
Hartsfield, Katy Plummer,
Nicole Mathis, and Hannah
12th Grade: All A's
Lisa Bailey, Joanna
Cobb, Serena Harvin, Aman-
da Hunt, Courtney Kinsey,
Will Knight, Melissa Martin,
Caitlin Murphy, Rikki Roc-
canti, and Taylor Rykard.
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stories about their favorite teacher.
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" Brianna Hodge
/Dear Greene Publishing.
SHi. m\ name is Briana Hodge. and I am representing the 4th
grade class at Green\ ille Elementai\. Nll teacher is NIs. Joi Collins
and I think, she is the best teacher because she takes time to \ork
with all her kids in her class. I also think she is the best because she
has been really. working g \ ith all the students to get prepared for the
FCAT and Florida 'rites.
,When she talks to us. she uses pizzaz wordss like grand and im-
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S go and \ocabular\ building which h is an outer space game that tests
your know ledge of \ ocabular\ \ words! We also play a hand-
Sheld game called a math shark. It tests us on addition, sub-
traction. di\ ision. and multiplication skill. So I think she
P\ should be elected as best teacher!
7th Grade Winner
Madison County Central School
I am pretty sure we have all had a favorite teacher, but
have you ever had one that could inspire you to do some-
thing that could change your life forever? Well, I do his
name is Gary Gazlay, a MCCS Band Instructor. Now I
will tell you why he is the best teacher.
Most people probably think "Mr. G" is just a band in-
structor, but he has taught us more than band. "Mr. G" has
taught us history on Mozart, Beethoven, and a few other
famous composers. Also, he has taught us to "never give
up" and "try again!!"
He has inspired me. The reason I say this is because
when I go to medical school, I am also going to be a band
instructor. You see, Mr. Gazlay is truly my favorite
teacher. He is nice, funny, and has taught me a lot in band.
Mr. Gary Gazlay isn't only a band instructor/best
teacher; he is a great friend.
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Public Meeting Notice
4 One or more members of the following boards may be present at a forum on Liv- ;
Sable/Walkable Communities on February 2, 2007 at 8:30 a.m. at the Madison County
i Extension Office at 184 NW College I nop. Madi-nn. FL 3234t1:
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FARM & AGRICULTURE
Townsend Livestock Market Holds First Cattle Auction Of The New Year
-N. .... ,- By Gabe Thompson
A- "N ,,lt IGreene Publishing, Inc.
S ..-.4 The first cattle auction
.... of the year was held on Jan-
uary 9th. The auction
brought out a large amount
of cattle for sale. 375 cows
.., ,were brought out for the bid-
ding. Slaughtered cows were
sold at two dollars higher
than before. Feeder steers,
heifers and bull calves were
going for the same price as
the last auction.
High quality slaughtered
cows sold at 53 to 56 cents
per pound. Bonner cows
sold at 45 to 52.5 cents per
,pound. Slaughtered bulls
V41 -sold at 45 to 52 cents per
Wayne Gilliard, auctioneer, conducts a sale on the next steer at the Townsend Live- High quality steer calves
stock Market. (Greene Publishing Inc. Photo by Gabe Thompson) that weighed 250 pounds
Livestock Show Preview
By Gabe Thompson
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A hoof and cattle groom-
ing seminar will be held on
Saturday, January 27, at the
high school at 9:00 a.m. This
will teach kids participating in
the Livestock Show how to
clip the hooves and groom
their cows in preparation for
A pig ear tagging will be
held on February 3, from 8
a;m.-12 p.m. at the extension
The Livestock Show will
start on February 19 and end
on February 22.
The show will start at
8:00 a.m. on Monday Febru-
ary 19 with the pig weigh-in.
The cattle weigh-in will start
at 1 p.m. The swine show will
begin that day at 6 p.m.
On Tuesday registration
for the Livestock judging con-
test begins at 9 a.m., and the
judging begins at 10 a.m.
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The youth steer show
will be held on Wednesday
January 21 at 6 p.m.
Thursday will mark the '
last day of the show, with the ti
buyer's supper at 5:30 p.m. '
and the sale at 7 p.m.
Last years Grand Cham-
pion Heifer belonged to
Amanda Cone, Madison 4-H,
and the Grand Champion ..'
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Bronson Touts Alternative
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Seeks State Assistance To Spur Production
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Appearing before a
joint meeting of the House
Agribusiness and House En-
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year-round growing season
puts Florida ahead of every
state in the country in its po-
tential to produce ethanol
and bio-diesel crops.
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incentives or some form of
financial assistance that the
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ternative energy crops and
processors to locate facili-
ties in Florida to convert the
crops to fuel, Bronson said.
Bronson is a member of
the steering committee of
"25x25" a national biparti-
san organization whose goal
is to see U.S. agriculture
produce 25 percent of the
nation's energy needs by the
year 2025. He has launched
the state's "Farm to Fuel"
program, which encompass-
es efforts under way in
Florida to see that goal real-
In his presentation to
legislators, Bronson pointed
out that if the "Farm to
Fuel" initiative is successful
in Florida, it would not only
lessen the state and nation's
dependency on foreign oil
but would keep green space
in Florida by giving farmers
yet another crop to produce
and a way to make a profit.
The Commissioner told
legislators that unlike the
Midwest, where corn is the
primary alternative energy
crop, research done at the
University of Florida has
concluded that by using cer-
tain bacteria, virtually any
type of bio-mass can be bro-
ken down to fuel. That
would include wood,
forestry debris, plant stalks
and even livestock waste in
addition to conventional
sold at $1.325 per pound,
360 pound calves sold at
$1.15 to $1.20 per pound,
430 pound calves sold at
$1.07 to $1.12 and a half
cent per pound, 500 pound
calves sold at 95 cents to
$1.07 per pound and 575
pound calves sold at 91
cents to $1.00 per pound.
Top quality heifer calves
that weighed 270 pounds
sold at $1.22 to $1.30 per
pound, 319 to 320 pound
calves sold at $1.12 to
$1.17.5 per pound, 400
pound calves sold for 93
cents to $1.05 per pound,
500 pound calves sold at 88
to 97 cents per pound and
600 pound calves sold at
84 to 86 cents per pound.
Breed cows sold at 59 to
75 cents per pound.
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By Gabe Thompson
Greene Publishing Inc.
When driving through
Madison, bright green fields
are sprouting up during the
cold winter. Don't ask your-
self, "what are they using to
fertilize their field?" Instead
ask, "what are they grow-
ing?" The answer is winter
Winter rye is a cool sea-
son annual plant. It is grown
from seed every year only
through our cold season,
which is during the winter-
Winter rye is able to pro-
duce natural antifreeze pro-
teins. The cells of winter rye
plants are not destroyed by
ice.. University of Waterloo
biologist Marilyn Griffith
states, "As cold weather ar-
rives and ice forms, it in turn.
draws water from inside the
cells so they become dehy-
drated so much that very low
temperatures do not damage
Winter rye is a forage
crop used for cattle, sheep
and goats. It is not to be con-
fused with rye, which grows
only during the warmer
months of the year.
Winter rye is spread on.
the top of the field, and it
needs rain for it to germinate.
This makes winter rye a
smart and easy choice to
plant and to feed livestock
during the winter. The nutri-
tional value of winter rye de-
pends on how well the field
is fertilized, so that should be
taken into consideration. The
price for winter rye seed is
approxiametely $15.50 per
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