Group Title: Madison County Carrier
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Title: Madison County carrier
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Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Tommy Greene
Place of Publication: Madison Fla
Publication Date: February 28, 2007
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Aug. 5, 1964.
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And Ribbon Cutting
Greenville Elementary
Implements Alternative
Discipline Program
Page 9A

Roger Olson, known as "Tank," was killed in a two-
vehicle crash in Jefferson County last Friday. His wife,
Heather, had her, pelvis crushed. She will undergo
surgery tomorrow.

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A Greenville man and a Greenville woman were killed in a
two-vehicle crash in Jefferson County on Friday afternoon, Feb-
ruary 23.
According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, Rhonda C.
Rudloff, 48, was traveling east on Highway 90 and Roger Olson,
39, of Greenville, was traveling west in a 1987 Toyota truck.
For unknown reasons, Rudloff's 2004 Nissan Sentra left the
Please see TWO KILLED, Page 4A

Rhonda C. Rudloff, left, was killed in an auto accident
last Friday and her grandson, Brannon Tolar, right, was
seriously injured.

Man Arrested On
Felony Drug Charges
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A Madison man was arrested for felony
possession of mari-
~ juana with intent to
sell on Friday, Febru-
ary 16.
According to a
Madison Police De-
partment report,
... while investigating a
suspicious complaint,
Patrolman David
Jarvis and Inv, Nathan
.Curtis conducted a
Terrance Brown field interview on
Terrance Brown and
his passenger in a vehicle.
After obtaining verbal consent to search
the vehicle, a weapons patdown for officer
safety was conducted on both subjects. During
the patdown, Brown said that he had a couple
of bags of marijuana that he had just gotten in
one of his pockets.
Jarvis located 13 baggies of marijuana in
Brown's right front cargo pocket, along with
$269 in cash in his right pants pocket.
A bag of marijuana was also located under
the right front passenger's seat.
Brown admitted that the marijuana was
also his. He was arrested and transported to the
Madison County Jail.
Brown's passenger was released.

Florida Christian League
State Basketball Playoffs
Begin Tomorrow In Madison
The Florida Christian League State Bas-
ketball Playoffs will be held in Madison March
1 and 2 at North Florida Community College.
The West District will be hosting the event.
Area schools who will be playing from the
West District are: Latma Christian School
(Madison), first place boys; Corinth Christian
Academy (Jasper), second place boys; Victory
Christian School, first place girls (Valdosta;
Ga.); and Lighthouse Children's Home, second
place girls (Tallahassee).
These schools will face off with teams
from the North and South., beginning at 9 a.m.
on Thursday, March 1, and ending with the
girls' championship game on Friday, March 2,
at 5:30 p.m. and the boys' championship game
on Friday, March 2, at 7 p.m.
The West District welcomes all visiting
teams to Madison and wishes them the best in
competition this week.

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2 Sections, 30 Pages
Around Madison County.........................5-7A
Bridal............................................. ....8A
Church............................................Section B
Classifieds.............................................. 16A
Community Calendar....................................5A
Editorial... ............................................2-4A
Greenville News............................................9A
Health..................................... .....12-13A
Lee News............................................... 10-11A
Legals...................... .........................17A
O bituaries......... ........... ........... ...............5A
Regional Happenings..................................18A
School........................... ...... ............. 14-15A

Robin Ellison Crowned Miss Lee

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry
Robin Ellison, center, was crowned Miss Lee 2007 at the Lee Homecoming Day
Pageant held last Saturday evening. She is flanked by Victoria Wirick, Junior Miss
Lee, left, and Pre-Teen Miss Lee Bethany Edgar, right.
For full coverage of the Lee Pageant, please see pages 10-11A

Fire Destroys Porch

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo
Firefighters bring equipment from the porch of Gwendolyn Dobson's home.
Thanks to Timothy McQuay seeing the fire and calling Madison Fire and Rescue,
the home was saved and only the porch was destroyed.

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A fire on Columbia Street caused an esti-
mated $4,000 in damages to a home belong-
ing to Gwendolyn Dobson.
According to Madison Fire and Rescue
Chief Alfred Martin, Timothy McQuay was
passing by the home when he noticed smoke

patched at 2:55 p.m. and arrived at 3 p.m. He
said that, if not for McQuay seeing the fire,
the home might be lost.
The fire destroyed the home's front porch
and caused some minor damage to the front
Nd one was at home when the fire start-

and called 9-1-1. The cause of the fire is under investiga-
Martin said the fire department was dis- tion by the State Fire Marshal's Office.

Brother Cut

During Fight
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Probable cause affidavits were filed by all
parties involved, following a brother being cut
by another
brother during a
to Madison
County Sheriff
Pete Bucher,
the incident oc-
curred on prop-
erty being de- y
veloped west of *,
Madison on
Little Cat Road.
Marvin Prentiss
Bass and his. Billy Joe Bass, Sr.
Bass and his.
nephew, Billy Joe "B.J." Bass II, were working
for the property owners when Billy Joe Bass,
Sr. pulled up under a tree on the property.
Prentiss Bass went and spoke with Billy
Joe,.Sr. Their discussion led to a fight and, at
sometime during the fight, Prentiss pulled out a
pocket knife and cut Billy Joe's left shoulder
and back.
Please see FIGHT, Page 4A

Scam Alert

It's one of the latest breakthroughs in
telecommunications -- Voice Over Internet Pro-
tocol, or VoIP, which enables telephone calls
over the web.
And guess who's hopping on the VoIP
bandwagon along with millions of legitimate
customers? Criminals, that's who. They're us-
ing the technology to hijack identities and steal
money. It already has a name: "vishing."
New wine, old wineskins. Vishing is really
just a new take on an old scam-phishing. You
know the drill: you get an e-mail that claims to
be from your bank or credit card company ask-
ing you to update your account information and
passwords (perhaps, it says cleverly, because of
fraudulent activity) by clicking on a link to
what appears to be a legit website. Don't do it,
of course. It's just a ruse, nothing more than an
illegal identity theft collection system.
Vishing schemes are slightly different,
with a couple of variations.
In one version, you get the typical e-mail,
like a traditional phishing scam. But instead of
being directed to an Internet site, you're asked
to provide the information over the phone and
given a number to call. Those who call the
Please see SCAM ALERT, Page 4A

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2A Madison County Carrier Wednesday, February 28, 2007


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

To Communicate Is

The Beginning Of

Dear Editor;
Recently I have been asked why I am no longer broadcast-
ing my weekly (Monday 1 to 3pm) "Oldies" show on WMAF,
hence this letter.
I am a professional radio broadcaster, being in the business
for well over 30 years. When my wife and I moved from Fort
Myers to Madison 13 years ago, after my retirement, I began my
association with WMAF in Madison. I have endeavored to en-
sure that the station maintain a semblance of professionalism.
All this at no cost to the station. I produced a weekly "oldies"
show from my home studio which was sent by a telephone line
to WMAF and was then broadcast over the air, still no cost to
On my last show, I reviewed Tommy Greene's "Florida
Cookin' Wild Style" book. The operator of WMAF sent me an
e-mail stating, "is Tommy Greene paying for the ad on his book?
They sure wouldn't give me a free ad. They would charge me
full price!" and I then e-mailed WMAF and said "It was good
PR (public relations). Radio Stations do it all the time. It is good
to have good relations with powerful people in Madison. Good
for the station and good for the community." We exchanged e-
mails and I reminded the operator of the approximately 30
minute interview that WMAF conducted via telephone with
Naomi Judd, promoting Judd's new book.
To make a long story short, the WMAF operator "FIRED"
me. The station carries a program Wednesday afternoons which
hosts Trailboss and his partner Tumbleweed. The show is inno-
vative, creative, entertaining and well produced.
Also, the programs produced by Rev. Oliver Bradley, who is
a real Southern gentleman, are well received and a benefit to the
community. In general the station is bland and boring. Running
the same computer generated songs over and over again. The op-
erator should strive to create more innovating programming, as
listeners prefer to team about our community, schools, safety, lo-
cal politics and events. The operator should be educated on FCC
Rules and Regulations. Madison deserves and should demand a
local radio station that truly serves the public interests, conve-
nience and necessities of the community.
I'm sorry my radio career has to end this way and as I would
always say at the end of my programs: "To communicate is the
-beginning of understanding." To my listeners, I say thank you
' ery much for yobr support. God bless all'and goodbye.

Jim Jenkins

It Is Great To Live In Madison County!!

Dear Editor:
On Friday, February 16, we were again reminded how great
it is to live in Madison County. A fund raiser was held on the
courthouse lawn to raise money for Melanie Wieland, a young
lady who received serious injuries when she was kicked in the
head by a horse. Melanie is going to require extensive therapy,,
with travel to Gainesville 3 times a week for about a year. The
fact that Melanie is with us at all, is a miracle from God, and
this we believe is due to all your prayers.
On Friday, we witnessed a great outpouring of love, support
and compassion. People from all over Madison county as well
as visitors braved the coldest day of the year to come and sup-
port Melanie. Our original intent was to raise about $3000.00 to
help with Melanie's medical expenses. At the end of the day, we
had received over $7500.00 and donations are still coming in!
We actually ran out of food twice and had to make'several shop-
ping trips to keep up with the demand.
This event could not have taken place if not for the support
we received from our Christian brothers and sisters. People
from all denominations came together in fellowship and pitched
in to help. We received over 40 cakes from people that read
about our fund raiser request in the paper and had to turn down
other offers. To those of you that donated or offered to donate
cakes, we thank you. To those that offered to sell tickets, we

"We All Have
So, Jim Catron needs philosophical "help." (Letters from
the last Carrier.)
Well, Jim, since you asked. I would not presume, as did Mu-
rat Halstead (1829-1908), then a young reporter for the Cincin-
nati Commercial, to forward his opinion as to how to win the
War Between the States, as he did to Sec. of War, Edwin Stan-
ton*, but since you asked.
At an earlier time, I was Vice Chairman of the Maine Young
Democrats. I was even elected to the Legislature of New Hamp-
shire as a Democrat.
My politics has always been States' Rights and local con-
trol. That is, the Jeffersonian point of view.
Others have viewed a strong central government out of
Washington as the answer to local problems.
Let me show you, Jim,.that centralization, and the central-
izers, have not been good to the South. And Jim, I am sure that
thatshould be the underlying basis of your political philosophy.
The war ruined the south. Union armies had destroyed two-
thirds of the south assessed we two-fifths od tie livestock,
and one-quarter of the white men between the ages of twenty
and forty.

also thank you. A special thank you goes to the following Madi-
son county businesses, who donated goods for the event: Mike
Dowdy with Clover Farms Grocery, Tony and Sheila Aranda
with Food for Thought, David Bishop with Flowers Baking
Company, Bill Brown with Ken's Barbecue, Mc Donalds, Mary
Ann Wheeler and Ed Bagley with N.F.C.C., Ed Meggs with
Madison Community Bank, Chief Alfred Martin with Madison
Fire Department, and last but not least, Emerald Kinsley and Ja-
cob Bembry, with Greene Publishing, who promoted this event.
To the members of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic church, as
well as St. Margaret in Monticello, we want to thank you for
your generosity. You put in countless hours of hard work to
make this event a success. To the many other churches and con-
gregations who pitched in to help, you proved that we are all
brothers and sisters in Christ. To those of you that have sent in
donations, you have been, a blessing to Melanie and her family,
and we know that our Lord will bestow His blessings upon you.
We cannot possibly mention everyone of you that helped
without leaving someone out, there were so many. So we would
like to close by saying that every one of you have been an angel
to Melanie and her family, and we pray that the Lord will truly
bless each and everyone of you and your loved ones.
Juan & Karen Botino

Shoes Now"
Northern wealth rose by 50 percent between 1860 and
1870; Southern wealth declined by 60 percent.
In 1860 the southern states possessed slightly less than one-
third of the nations wealth; by 1870 that share had declined by
12 percent.
Of the pork barrel dollars spent m these united States, from
1865-1866, the end of the War Between the States, and 1873,
virtually, the end of Reconstruction, the numbers reveal the real
bias against the South.
Official figures, from the Treasury Department, tell the sto-
ry. The Radical centralist Congress appropriated $ 103,294,501
(for 1866-1873) for all the States. The eleven Southern States,
and Kentucky, received only $9,469.363 of that amount.
Those Southern States received the equivalent of what the
three States of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont, received.
But it was the South that needed to be rebuilt! The South
was broke! .o:ainnni iub bi, :j
':: The big government bentralists'~ eiYfall 'ieart; They spent
the money on themselves; and gave the South the shaft!
And then the New Deal of the 1930's came, under F. D.
Roosevelt. It was ED.R., remember, that reminded the nation
that it was the South; it was the region, that was ill housed and
ill fed.
So did he treat the South any differently? Did he send the
big bucks down here? With all the millions he spent, the amount
of dollars the South received was equal to what the one State of
Pennsylvania received. Think of that!
FDR took the liberal big government spenders one step fur-
ther! He spent the money, and then, blamed the victims! "One
third of the Nation is "How's that for gull!
And his wife, Eleanor, continually berated the South in her
daily newspaper column, "My Day."
And who takes the cake? Frances Perkins, FDR's Secretary
of Labor, who had the gull to say, in 1933:. "A social revolution
would take place if shoes were put on the people of the South."
You are in the middle of that revolution, Jim. I came to re-
alize it, as well, and dropped the big government Democrats,
and re-registered as a Republican. The sky is just as blue, and
the people have shoes!
Jim, The horse the centralist big government people rode in
on is wood! The horse they flog is dead!
How do you stand, sir?
Nelson A. Pryir
Lee, Florida
Interestingly enough, Halstead's Letter was found in the
files of the War Department. Endorsed by Sec. Stanton's own
hand, it had: "M. Halstead- Tells how the war ought to be car-
ried on" written thereon.

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Lee Limelight
Jacob Bembry

Congratulations To All The

Lee Pageant Contestants
Congratulations to Robin Ellison. Robin was crowned Miss
Lee 2007 on Saturday evening, February 24. Her grandmother,
Hazel Phillips, and her mother, Denise Ellison, were proud of
her and rightfully so.,Victoria Wirick was crowned Teen Miss
Lee and Bethany Edgar was crowned Pre-Teen Miss Lee. I
know that all of the parents of all of the contestants from 0 on
up are proud of their children and are justly beaming with pride.
A big round of applause also goes out to all of the people
who worked to make the pageant the success it was!
Lee Worship Center will host an open microphone gospel
sing this Friday evening, March 2. Anyone who can play an in-
strument or can sing with joy unto the Lord is welcome tb come
sing at the gospeljam. The fun begins at 6:30 p.m. A dinner will
be served during intermission.
Evangelist Mike Carson will conduct a revival at Midway
Church of God Sunday, March 25, through Friday, March 31.
The Sunday services begin with Sunday School at 10 a.m.
and morning worship at 11 a.m. Carson will preach during the
morning worship service. Sunday evening service will begin at
6 p.m.
Services will begin at 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. There
will be special singing each evening.
Carson has been a guest on various broadcasts including
TBN, The Dove Channel, and Lamb's Broadcasting, along with
his own TV and radio broadcast in Atlanta, Ga.
Happy birthday wishes are extended to Janice Miller, who
will celebrate her birthday on Wednesday, February 28, and to
Lenora Pate, who will celebrate her birthday on Sunday, March
Belated birthday wishes go out to Janice Brooker and Joyce
Wells. They celebrated their birthdays on Monday, February 26.
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!

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National Security

Joe Boyles

Guest Columnist

Support The Troops; Oppose The War

About 18 months ago, I addressed this subject but it is high
time to trot it out once more. For the past month or so, both
houses of the Democrat-controlled Congress have been fight-
ing over various resolutions and other measures to limit George
Bush's ability to act as commander-in-chief. On the surface,
these efforts are directed at limiting his ability to surge an ad-
ditional 21,500 combat troops to assist the Iraqis with pacify-
ing Baghdad neighborhoods. However, the underlying current
with the mainstream of the Democrat Party is encapsulated in
this position: we support the troops but oppose (Bush's) war.
I understand the mindset of the "troops." For 31 years, I
was one of those troops including a stint in Southeast Asia dur-
ing the last combat year (1972) of the Vietnam War. So here is
the perspective of the troops: the most important thing that the
American people can "give" the troops is their full support and
encouragement to successfully accomplish the mission. In oth-
er words, the idea that you can support the troops but oppose
(their mission) the war is something akin to an oxymoron.
Let me give you a couple of examples to show you how
ridiculous this line of reasoning can be. I'm all for the Gators
but hope they lose to Tennessee. I support my church but have
serious doubts about Christianity. I support my bank but I re-
ally don't want them to make any profit. I support my spouse
but my marriage is a shambles. I love my pets provided I don't
have to feed or clean up after them.
I could go on and on, but by now, you should understand
the relationship between something and its purpose you can't
have one without the other. You cannot support the troops
while at the same time undermine their ability to accomplish
the mission.

Daily I hear pandering politicians invoking their concern
about the 'safety' of the troops. How amateurish; what they
need to be concerned with is how to help the troops be suc-
cessful. The people who need to be concerned with the safety
of the troops are their tactical commanders and sergeant majors
at company, battalion, and regimental level. I'm willing to bet
that 99 percent of these politicians who are so concerned with
the safety of the troops have never served a day in the military
and can't distinguish a salute from a friendly wave. When it
comes to the military, they are clueless pretenders.
The latest ploy to tie the hands of the military comes from
Senator Joe Biden (the smartest guy in the world just ask

him). What Senator Biden wants to do is permit our soldiers
and marines in Iraq to accomplish certain missions ... and
nothing more. So if you are a commander in Iraq and a com-
bat situation arises, you have to call for a legal ruling if there is
any question whether or not the problem falls within the con-
fines of Biden's legislation. One thing that really gets under
my skin is busy-bodies like Biden who try to micromanage
every action.
Just so. you know who we are talking about, Senator Biden
is something of a political institution, having served the people
of Delaware in the United States Senate for 34 years. He first
took office in 1973 having just turned 30. He has never served
a day in the military but is a candidate (again) for the presi-
dency. Joe Biden is a professional politician, pure and simple
who loves the sound of his own voice.
Don't you find it just a little hypocritical and disingenuous
that the same Senate that last month unanimously confirmed
General David Petraeus to be our new commander in Iraq is
now busy tying his hands?
Some say that the Democrats are actively seeking our de-
feat in Iraq. That is difficult for me to accept. What I do be-
lieve is that the Democrats are convinced that we have lost the
war and are pulling out all the stops to hasten our departure and
eventual defeat.
Listen, I am just as frustrated with this war as the next guy,
particularly with the sectarian violence. We ... I certainly did-
n't expect that when we began this phase of the war against ter-
rorism four years ago, but regardless, that is the situation we
find ourselves in today. We owe it to our troops, and most es-
pecially those who have paid the dearest price, to give the new
Bush-Petraeus plan a fair opportunity to succeed or fail. If it
doesn't work, we should know by late summer and can scale
back our operations knowing we tried our best. If it does work
... and early indications appear to be positive, then we may
have succeeded in accomplishing something very significant.
In closing, I would like to ask you to role-play with me for
just a moment imagine that you are a soldier serving in Iraq.
Think about how much better you would feel if you knew that
the entire country, including both political parties. werejpuiling
for you to succeed, to be victorious. I'm heartsick that today
we don't have that type of unity and commitment. I served in
Vietnam and the pattern is all too familiar to me.

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eastbound lane and entered the westbound lane. As a result, the
left front of her car struck the left front of Olson's pickup in the
westbound lane of Highway 90.
After Rudloff's vehicle made impact, the car rotated coun-
terclockwise and came to a final rest within the eastbound lane,
facing northwest.
After the impact, Olson's truck rotated counterclockwise
and entered the north shoulder of Highway 90, coming to a final
rest, facing southwest.
Rudloff and Olson were pronounced dead at the scene.
Rudloff's grandson, Brannon Tolar, 4, was flown to Talla-
hassee Memorial Hospital, via helicopter. He was released from
TMH on Monday afternoon and is doing well', according to fam-
ily members.

Olson's wife, Heather M. Olson, 30, of Greenville, was tak-
en to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, then transferred to Jack-
sonville. She suffered a broken pelvis, and is scheduled to un-
dergo surgery on Thursday.
FHP Cpl. Terrance Chukes was the crash investigator, as
well as the homicide investigator.
Funeral services for Rudloff will be held Wednesday, Feb-
ruary 28, at 11 a.m. at Fellowship Baptist Church in Madison.
Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Greenville.
Funeral services for Olson had not been set at press time.
Greenville Baptist Church has set up a fund to help the Ol-
son family. To donate to the fund, mail a check or a money or-
der designated for the Olsen family to Greenville Baptist
Church, P.O. Box 27, Greenville, FL 32331.

FIGHT cont from page 1A
Bucher said that the cut measured 16 1/2 centimeters and pital in the ambulance. He was flown to Jacksonville for treat-
Billy Joe was bleeding badly. ment and then treated and released.
B.J. went towards where the fight was taking place, and see- Bucher said that Prentiss was Baker-acted and taken to
ing that his father was bleeding, he picked up a big piece of Path.
wood and struck Prentiss to stop him from cutting his father. Deputy Keith Kirkland and Sgt. Art Deno were the investi-
The fight broke up and the parties took Billy Joe to the hos- gating officers.

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"customer service" number (a VoIP account, not a real financial
institution) are led through a series of voice-prompted menus
that ask for account numbers, passwords, and other critical in-
In another version, you're contacted over the phone in-
stead of by e-mail. The call could either be a "live" person or a
recorded message directing you to take action to protect your
account. Often, the criminal already has some personal infor-
mation on you, including your account or credit card numbers.
That can create a false sense of security. The call came from a
VoIP account as well.
Vishing, as you might imagine from these scams, has some
advantages over traditional phishing tricks. First, VoIP service is
fairly inexpensive, especially for long distance, making it cheap
to make fake calls. Second, because it's web-based, criminals
can use software programs to create phony automated customer
service lines.

Want to Achieve Financial Goals?
Do the Math
Provided by Brad Bashaw, Edward Jones
If you breathed a sigh of relief when you put away
that algebra or geometry textbook for the last time, you
might not be eager to take up the subject of math again.
However, by doing some number crunching, you can
put a "price tag" on your long-term financial goals and
that's the first step toward achieving them .
; To quantify the costs of your objectives, you must
be specific about what you're trying to accomplish. Do
you want to retire as soon as you possibly can and then
spend your time traveling the world? Or are you plan-
ning to work until 65 and then open your own small
business? Obviously, these are vastly different goals -
with vastly different costs to you.
Once you know what you really want to do when
you retire, you should be able to project your annual
yearly expenses. Then, you can ask yourself these ques-
How many years will I spend in retirement? None
of us can predict exactly how long we will live. But if
you consider your overall health, your lifestyle habits
and your family's history of longevity, you can come up
with a reasonable estimate of how many years you
might have to pay for in retirement.
Where will my income come from? To pay for your
retirement goals, you'll likely need to draw on all types
of income available to you, including Social Security
and your investments, such as your IRA, 401(k) and
whatever individual stocks and other securities you may
own. To help reach the level of income you'll require,
you will need to monitor all these investments over the
years, and make changes as needed.
Calculating Costs of Other Goals
Achieving the "ideal" retirement might be your
biggest financial goal, but it's almost certainly not the
only one. But no matter what goals you have, you'll still
need to "do the math" necessary to calculate costs and
arrive at solutions.
So, for example, if you'd like to help pay for college
for your children (or grandchildren), you'll need to look
at what college costs today, how much it's likely to cost
in the future and how much money you can devote to
paying those costs.
To illustrate: For the 2006-2007 school year, it
costs, on average, $16,357 for students attending four-
year public colleges and universities, according to the
College Board. If college costs were to rise five percent
every year, today's newborns can expect to pay about
$162,000 for four years at a public school.
With the presence of scholarships, loans and work-
study arrangements, you might not have to foot the
entire $162,000 bill. But at least you'll know what you
might need and you can start planning the appropriate
savings and investment strategies.
And you can take this same approach to other long-
term goals, such as buying a second home or a new
business. Keep in mind, though, that "doing the math"
can involve a lot of variables, so you may well want to
consult with a financial advisor someone with the
tools and experience to help you chart your course
toward your goals.
But don't wait too long the sooner you start plan-
ning, the more pleasant "the math" will be for you.

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But if the thieves are giving out their phone numbers, they
should be easy to track, right? Wrong. Criminals can mask the
number they are calling from, thwarting caller ID. And in some
cases, the VoIP number belongs to a legitimate subscriber whose
service is being hacked.
.So how prevalent is vishing? Hard to say, due to reporting
difficulties. "A lot of would-be victims are reporting this as
SPAM or phishing," says Dan Larkin, chief of the FBI's Cyber
Initiative and Resource Fusion Unit. "But we know it's out
there. It's happening."
Don't let it happen to you. Larkin recommends greeting a
phone call or e-mail seeking personal information with a healthy

dose of skepticism. If you think the call is legit, you can always
hang up and call back using the customer service number pro-
vided by the financial institution when the account was opened.
And please contact [ the Internet Crime Complaint Center]
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Vera "Beddie"

Woodard Day
Vera "Beddie" Woodard
Day, age 92, died Friday, Feb-
ruary 23, 2007 in Tallahassee,
Funeral Services will be
Monday, February 26, 2007 at
11 a.m. at Beggs Funeral Home
Madison Chapel, Madison.
Burial will follow in Macedo-
nia Cemetery, Lee.
The family will receive
friends at Beggs Chapel on
Sunday, February 25 from 3 .m.
until 5 p.m.
Survivors -include her
daughter, Irma Day James (and
husband Wiley) of Tallahassee;
her son Rev. L. Paul Day, Sr
(and wife Lucile) of Cairo, GA;
her daughter-in-law, Danice Hi-
ers Day of Denver, N.C.; five
grandchildren; ten great-grand-
children and two great-great-
grandchildren and numerous
nieces and nephews.
She was born April 7, 1914
to the Rev. Austin and Lilla
Woodard in Madison, where
she lived most of her life except
for the last six years in Talla-
She was preceded in death
by her husband of 58 years,
Finley Day in 1990; by her son,
Frank Day in 2000 and by her 9
older brothers and sisters.
She was the consummate
homemaker, a wonderful cook,
a loving mother, a caring friend
to many, and a devoted Christ-
ian. She and her husband were
charter members of Faith Bap-
tist Church in Madisqn.,
The family wishes to thank
the .staff of Centre Pointe
Health and Rehab Center and
Big Bend Hospice for their care
and compassion.
Memorial contributions
may be made to Faith Baptist
Church, 1135 East U.S. 90,
Madison, FL 32340-3005 or
Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Ma-
han Center Blvd, Tallahassee,
Fl 32308-5428.

Shattles Gibson

son, age 85, died February 21,
2007 in Madison, FL.
Funeral Services will be
Saturday, February 24, 2007 at
2 p.m. at Beggs Funeral Home
Madison Chapel, Madison,
FL. Burial will follow in Con-
cord Cemetery, Madison
County. The family will re-
ceive friends at Beggs Chapel
on Friday, February 23 from 6
to 8 p.m.
Mrs. Gibson was born in
Madison County, Florida on
April 14, 1921, the daughter of
the late Pasco Shattles and
Mary Ann Jarvis Shattles.
She was a lifelong resident of
Madison. She retired as a Sec-
retary of Kaiser Chemicals.
She was a member of the First
Baptist Church, Madison.
She is survived by: one
daughter, Mary Kay Smith
(Freddie) of Madison; one
Daughter-in-Law, Becky Gib-
son of Macon, GA.; three
grandchildren: Ricky Smith of
Madison, FL; Ansley and
Joshua Gibson of Macon, GA.;
She was predeceased by
her husband Hugh Gibson and
a son Tommy Gibson.

Sarah Sircy Rhonda Carroll Edna Ear


Sarah Sircy Rowe, age
88, went to be with the Lord
after a long illness Tuesday,
February 20, 2007 in Madison.
Funeral services were held
Friday, February 23, 2007, at
11 a.m., at First Baptist Church
in Madison, with burial fol-
lowing in Oak Ridge Ceme-
tery, Madison.
The family received
friends Thursday, February 22,
from 5-7 p.m., at Beggs Funer-
al Home. Donations may be
made to First Baptist Church
Building Fund, PO Box 307,
Madison, Florida 32340.
She was born in Madison,
and was the daughter of John
Franklin and Anne Margaret
Stubbs Sircy. Her husband,
Judson Talmadge Rowe, pre-
ceded her in death in 1976.
She taught school during
WWII at Cherry Lake and re-
tired from Madison County
Memorial Hospital as the In-
surance Specialist. She was a
life-long and faithful member
of the First Baptist Church,
where she was active in Sun-
day School, Women's Mis-
sionary Union, Nita McCul-
lough Circle, Senior Adult
Ministry, worked with the
Baptist Training Union youth
group, and was a devout stu-
dent of the Bible.
Also, she was a member
and officer of the Madison
Woman's Club, Garden Club,
Pink Ladies' Auxiliary, Madi-
son County Historical Society,
and was the Worthy Matron of
the Madison Chapter Eastern
Star. A Guardian Membership
was given in her honor to the
Treasures of Madison County.
She was an enthusiastic
member of the Monday
Bridge Club, Pine Tree Quil-
ters Club, and enjoyed cro-
Scheting. She excelled in bak-
ing her specialities, Sour
Cream Pound, and ten-layer
Chocolate Cake.
She is survived by two
daughters, Sircy Rowe
Maxwell (Robert) of Ocala;
Martha Rowe Beggs (Ashley)
of Madison; four grandchil-
dren, Marcy Maxwell Mellucci
of Ocala, and Sarah Ashley
Maxwell Schroeder (Don) of
Ocala; Ansley Beggs Rogers
and (husband Lee) of Madison,
and Judson Talmadge Beggs,
of Madison; four great-grand-
children: Austin Mellucci,
Sarah Ann Schroeder of Ocala,
Ashlyn Elizabeth Rogers, and
Riley Parramaore Beggs of

Rhonda Carroll Rudloff,
age 48, was called home to be
with Jesus on Friday, February
23, 2007. She was born on No-
vember 25, 1958 to proud par-
ents Franklin and Louise Car-
roll of Greenville.
The service, to celebrate
her life will be held on
Wednesday, February 28, at 11
a.m. at Fellowship Baptist
Church located on Colin Kelly
Highway (Hwy 145 N) in
Madison. Burial will follow in
Evergreen Cemetery in
Pastor Steve McHargue,
Pastor Chris Peterson, and
Pastor Garland Jones will take
part in the service. The fami-
ly will receive friends on Tues-
day, February 27 from 6 p.m.
to 8 p.m. at Beggs Funeral
Home in Madison. In lieu of
flowers, you can make a con-
tribution to the Brannon Tolar
Fund at Farmers and Mer-
chants Bank, Greenville, Mon-
ticello or Tallahassee Branch
Rhonda lived most of her
life in and around the
Greenville area. She was em-
ployed by Dr. MacKay Family
Practice as a Front Office As-
sistant Supervisor, in Tallahas-
see. She was a member of Fel-
lowship Baptist Church in
Madison. She was a devoted
daughter, sister, wife, mother,
grandmother, and friend. She
was known by all as a wonder-
ful, kind, loving person,, and a
peace-maker. She will be
missed deeply by all who
knew her.
She is survived by her two
sons; Billy Tolar (Kisha) and
Brian Bass; two grandchildren,
Brannon Tolar and Brent Hen-
derson; her husband Paul
Rudloff; her father and mother,
Franklin and Louise Carroll;
two brothers, Frankie Carroll
(Dela) and Jamie Carroll
(Aimee); two sisters, Brenda
Wynn (David) and Glenda Sir-
mon (Johnny); five nieces, Re-
becca Wambolt (Gary), Kristin
Sirmon; Breanna Carroll, Au-
drey Wynn and Keli Murray
(Johnny); seven nephews, Je-
remy Carroll (Stephanie), John
Sirmon, Jordan Carroll, Justin
Sirmon, Heath Carroll, Brett,
Wynn and Caleb Wynn; two
great-nieces, Alexandria Car-
roll and Ashley Wambolt; two
great-nephews, Ashton Carroll
and Maverick Murray; and a
host of aunts, uncles, cousins,
and friends.
She was preceded in death
by her maternal grandparents,
A.T. and Gertrude Wilson and
her paternal grandparents, Lee
and Mary Carroll.

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Edna Earl William
age 81, died Sunday, Febr
25, 2007 in Madison,
Funeral services wil
Tuesday, February 27, 201
2 p.m. at Beggs Funeral H
Madison Chapel with buri
Midway Cemetery, Lee.
Beggs Funeral Home
charge of arrangements.
She was born
Greenville, and was a life-
resident of Madison Co
and was a homemaker.
She is survived by
sons: Frank Williamson
wife (Susie) of Madison,
J.C. Williamson and
(Judy) of Lee, one daug
Becky Wimberly of Mayo
grandsons: Frankie, Justin
Williamson, and Benji, C
and wife (Sheila), and S
Wimberly; three grandda
ters: Nicole Underwood
husband (Russell), Kim C
and husband (Rob), and J
ca Williamson. five g
grandchildren, three sis
and one brother,
She was preceded in d
by her husband C
Williamson; one grand
Keith Williamson, and soi
law, Anthony Wimberly.

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February 28
l The Lady of the Lake Quilting Guild will hold its monthly
meeting 10 a.m., at the Southside Recreation Center, 901 Saint
Y Margaret Rd. Lake City. The program for February will be pre-
sented by Guild member Sue Ruda.
S She will show and demonstrate to the group the techniques
Sof stamping and embellishing fabric for quilts and wall hang-
,, ings, She will teach a workshop later on these techniques for
,guild members. The Guild is an organization for anyone inter-
J ested in quilts and the art of quilting. The guild makes and dis-
. tributes over 100 quilts a year to various charities and non-prof-
it organizations. A Show and Tell Segment of the meeting will
show case the various quilters' handiwork. For details: contact
President Marcia Kazmierski, 386-752-2461, or
uary March 3
The Senior Citizen's Day lunch will be served at the Elks
1 be Lodge, on Hwy 145, at noon.
)7 at March 3
ome The Madison County N.W.T.F. will be hosting their 5th an-
al in nual Hunting Heritage Banquet at Madison County Central
School (Hwy 90, 2' miles west of Madison). Doors will be open
is in at 5 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. All-u-can eat
Seafood Buffet. There will be a silent auction, Live auction, and
in raffles for guns and items exclusive to these events. This is a
long NON-ALCOHOLIC event, so bring your family and enjoy a
unty great evening with us!
March 10
two Unity Baptist Church will be holding it's annual "Old Fash-
and ion Day," beginning at 2 p.m. There will be several antique trac-
and tors and other equipment for your viewing pleasure. Activities
wife will be planned during the afternoon for the children. You are
ghter invited to come dressed in your favorite "Old Fashion Day"
; six clothes. Worship Services will be held at 5 p.m., followed by
Jay dinner at 6 p.m. A bonfire with old fashion singing and a hay
-ody ride will conclude our day. Come join us for a fun-filled day of
Scott activities.



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Free Preschool Screenings

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Screenings for Ages
3 years to
4 years 6 months


Madison Madison County Central School Lunchroom
Date: Tuesday, March 6,2007
Time: 3:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.

Madison Madison County Central School Lunchroom
Date: Wednesday, March 7,2007
'Time: 3:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.

Greenville Greenville Elementary
Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Time: 3:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. .

Lee Lee Elementary School
Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Time: 3:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.

Pinetta Pinetta Elementary School
Date: Thursday, March 15, 2007
Time: 3:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.

SMadison Madison County Central School Lunchroom
Date: Thursday, April 26, 2007
Time: 3:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.

All children will be screened in the following areas:
*Functional Hearing and Vision *Speech/Language Development
*Motor Development *Concepts

Screening results for each child will be individually shared with parents.
(Parents should plan approximately two hours time to complete screening.)

Summer & Fall 2007 VPK Round-Up
April 12, 2007
3:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
Madison County Public Library
Conference Room

For further information call Leigh McNutt,
Madison County School Board
Jo Ann Laseter, FDLRS/Gateway

6A Madison County Carrier Wednesday, February 28, 2007


News-Journal Board

Elects Successors

The News-Journal Corporation's board of directors met Fri-
day 15, and elected successors to the late Herbert M. "Tippen"
Davidson Jr.
Marc L. Davidson becomes chairman of the board and co-
editor while retaining the titles of treasurer and assistant secre- ,
SPublisher Georgia M. Kaney assumes the additional titles
of chief executive officer and president.
Kaney was raised in Madison County. Her parents were the
late Eugene G. Mugge and Berta Taylor Mugge. Georgia's sis-
ter Carolyn Mugge Rowe and brother Jackson Mugge live in
Madison County. Their sister Penny Mugge Wells lives in Bran-
don, Fl.
SChief Financial Officer David R. Kendall gains the addi-
tional titles of executive vice president and associate publisher.
SRobert Truilo steps into the position of general manager
arid assistant treasurer.
Jonathan D. Kaney Jr. retains the titles of secretary and
general counsel.
Kaney lived in Madison County from 1958 until 1969 when
he and his wife, Georgia, moved to Ormond Beach, Fl. Jon's .
parents were the late Jonathan (Jake) D. Kaney Sr. and Opal Ba-
con Kaney. Jake and Opal taught for many years at North Flori-
da Community College.
SJulia D. Truilo remains assistant secretary.
In addition, the board announced that Executive Editor Don
Lindley will assume the title of editor. He will carry forward The
News-Journal's long-standing news and editorial policies in
which he has taken an active role since beginning his career un-
der the late Herbert M. Davidson Sr.
The board believes this division of labors is best suited to
maintaining The News-Journal's 78-year tradition of service, en-
suring the Davidson family will continue to operate The News-.
Journal for the benefit of the Volusia-Flagler community. Jon Kaney

H.W.T.F. Will lot its

Sth annual Hunting


The Madison County
N.W.T.F. will be hosting its
Fifth Annual Hunting Heritage
Banquet at Madison County


Central School (Hwy 90, two
miles west of Madison).
Doors will be open at 5
p.m. and dinner will be served
at 6:30 p.m. There will be an
all-you-can eat seafood buffet.
There will be a silent auc-
tion, live auction, and raffles
for guns and items exclusive
to these events.
This is a NON-ALCO-
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Elizabeth Williams and Andrew
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the birth of their daughter, Kalya
Janae Graham, on November 30, 2006
at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital in
Tallahassee. Kayla weighted 6 lbs. 11
oz. and was 20 inches long. The ma-
ternal grandparents are: Joe and Patri-
cia Williams of Madison. The paternal
grandparents are: Cleo and Barbara
Brown, of Madison, and Andrew and
Dawn Graham of Madison.

Girl Scouts Reconnect To

Celebrate 95th Anniversary

Were you a Girl Scout be-
tween 1912 and 1997 and cur-
rently reside in Franklin,
Gadsden, Jefferson, Lafayette,
Leon, Liberty, Madison, Tay-
lor, or Wakulla County?
Whether you are a former Girl
Scout (Brownie counts),
leader, volunteer, camp coun-
selor/director, board or staff
member, the Girl Scout Coun-
cil of the Apalachee Bend, Inc.
invites you to reconnect in
2007 as Girl Scouts celebrate
95 years of making the world a
better place.
I To commemorate this
nilest9ne, the Girl ScoutI
Council of the Apalachee
Bend, Inc. is hosting an open
house from 5 p.m. 8 p.m.,
Tuesday, March 13, at St.
Stephen Lutheran Church,
2198 N Meridian Rd, Talla-
hassee, Fla.
"This is an opportunity
for former Girl Scouts to be-
come aware of the transforma-
tion that is taking place at the
national and local level to
keep Girl Scouting relevant,"
said Raslean M. Allen, chief
executive officer of the Girl
Scout Council of the
Apalachee Bend, Inc. "The
evening will be a revered time
of sharing memories, having
fun, and celebrating 95 years
of success and making the
world a better place," she
Since 1912, nearly 50 mil-
lion women across the country
have been Girl Scouts. This

means nearly a half million
women in America have been
a part of the world's preemi-
nent organization dedicated
solely to girls an organiza-
tion that has shaped man\ of
today's leaders. Girl, Scouts
alumnae know firsthand ho\
transforming the programs of-
fered can be.
Fundra Hart, who resides
in Leon County, was a former
Girl Scout in Jacksonville. "I
know the value of Scouting. I
had an awesome troop leader
who cared about her girls

growing into hardworking and
involved women who would
shape the future." Hart stated.
"I am excited about attending
the alumnae reception. This is
an opportunity to meet with
Girl Scout alumnae while
reminiscing on all the fun I
had as a Scout," she added.
In observance of Girl
Scouts' 95th Anniversary on
March 12 and Girl Scout
WeekMarch 11 17, many
more activities are planned.
For more information, please
contact Brenda Gibbs, Direc-
tor of Membership Marketing.
'at- 850) 54j -3Tif, or You may
also contact the council office
at 800-876-9704 for details or
visit the Web site at .
Girl Scouting builds girls
of courage, confidence, and
character, who make the world
a better place.



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7579 W. Tennessee St. Tallahassee, FL


Voting Equipment Public Logic and Accuracy Test

In accordance with Florida Statute, Section 101.5612, a pre-election test of the automatic
tabulating equipment, which will be used to tabulate the votes cast in the City Election of
Greenville, to be held on March 13, 2007, will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 2,
2007, at the Supervisor of Elections Office, 229 SW Pinckney St., Room 113, Madison, Florida.

The purpose of the test is to ascertain that the equipment will correctly count the votes
cast for all candidates and offices.

For the test, the Canvassing Board will convene and the test is open to all candidates,
candidate representatives with written authorization, the press and the public.

9ada Woods Williams
Supervisor of Elections
Madison County, Florida

Look Who's New

Kayla Janae Graham

Wednesday, Februamr 28, 2007 Madison County Carrier 7A



Kelley Reunion Held At 4
The children of the late
Pennywell and Ora Lee Kel-
ley of Live Oak held a family
reunion on Saturday, February
3, 2007 at the Selph Farms in
-Hamilton County. The event
-,'-t i was hosted by the family of
the late Cleveland Selph, Sr.
of Jennings, Florida.
Approximately 68 direct
descendants of the Pennywell-
Kelley family were in atten-
dance and enjoyed a day of
reminiscencing old times,
food, fun, and fellowship. An
outdoor barbeque consisting
of roasted pork, chicken and
"Selph Farms'" sausage, along
with all the trimmings and
desserts, was served.
Despite the cold weather,
it was an exciting day for the
j' ..... young and old at heart.

Grandchildren and great
grandchildren enjoyed meet-
ing new cousins, climbing
and swinging from the big
oak trees, playing tag around
the fishponds, touring the
Selph Hog Farm, and holding
the baby pigs. The day ended
with a bonfire, soccer game,
and shared memories of the
"good old days."
The sentiments of the

family were best expressed in
Sunday School the next day
by Marlee and Logan Kelley.
"We are thankful for the
family reunion and hope we
can have one every year,"
they said. Marlee and Logan
are the twin daughters of
Greg .and Chris Kelley of
Spring Creek, and grand-
daughters of Wes and Janice
Kelley of Madison.

Children of the late Pennywell and Ora Lee Kelley are pictured, first row left to right:
P.F. Kelley, Jr. of Lee; Sudie Selph of Jennings; LaVern Harris of Suwannee; and Chris-
tine Ullrich of Homerville, Ga.
Second row, left to right: Wes Kelley of Madison; Jerry Kelley of Orange Park;
Christalee O'Dwyer of Live Oak; Sheyril Norris of Suwannee, and Terry Kelley of Live
Third row: Rhonda Hancock of Live Oak. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob
Bembry, February 3, 2007)

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Members of the Selph family hosting the Kelley re-
union are; first row pictured left to right: Inga Hatch of
Trenton; Sudie Selph of Jennings and Leisha Selph of
Second row, left to right: Inga Marie Hatch of Trenton;
Keri Lightsey,of Valdosta, GA; Susan Selph of Jennings
and Justin Lightsey of Valdosta Ga.
Third row, left to right: Jonathan Hatch of Trenton;
Clevie Selph, Jr. of Jennings and Luke Selph of Jennings.
(Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, Febru-
ary 3, 2007)

First Time In The Area


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than you might imagine to add a little romance to your life.
Sometimes all it takes is a tiny gesture to spark the magic of
love. Here are some romantic tips your sweetheart will love:
Find a four-leaf clover and present it together with this
note: "I got lucky when I found you."
*Maake a habit of taking a stroll after dinner every evening
and start holding hands again the way you did when you first
Bring flowers home for no reason or bring home one
flower a day for one solid month.
Music and love poems can also help you speak the eternal
language of love and romance. Good examples of this are the
timeless lessons and everyday truths from the most romantic
book of the Bible. Happily, these are now complemented with Play' On If music be the
an extraordinary musical score, bringing this first-ever drama- language of love, there's a CD
tization of the Old Testament's Song of Solomon to life with a that will help you embark on a
masterful blend of sensuous narration and musical imagery. lifelong journey of love and
Handpicked word for word from six different translations intimacy.
of the Bible, "The Original Love Song" captures the charm and
poetic flow of the old-world vernacular while stirring your emotions with intimate inflection. Each and
everyverse is then complemented with its own superbly crafted musical composition, tastefully weav-
ing the most famous love poems of all time into a compelling, theatrieal-style story:
Although the initial and apparent benefits are wholesome, romantic thoughts, the real value comes
with a much deeper understanding and far greater insight into what the Bible says about intimate be-
havior, desire and virtue.
Conceived initially as a must-have wedding CD for all young couples about to embark on a life-
long journey of love and intimacy, the authentic interpretation of "The Original Love Song" also sings
true for noted Christian scholars. Their wholehearted recommendations help confirm "The Original
Love Song" as an excellent resource CD, making it the only reference of its kind for marriage min-
istries and church libraries.
Should you be looking for a wedding gift, something special for an anniversary or simply a ro-
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(NAPSI)-Buying wedding
gifts is no longer a seasonal en-
deavor--ceremonies take place
in December, September and
April, as well as June. In fact,
October is almost as popular as
June, with May following close
behind.. December is now the
most popular month for engage-
ments, with September and Au-
gust tied for second place.
But whatever month cou-
ples choose to tie the knot or an-
nounce impending nuptials, one
thing remains constant: Ninety-
five percent of brides who regis-
ter list their first gift preference
as cookware and bakeware, ac-
cording to a recent Cond6 Nast
Bridal Group survey. Cook-
ware/bakeware tops a list of
popular registry items such as
appliances, stemware, casual
dinnerware, flatware and fine
For example, a top-selling
bridal registry item that never

seems to go out of style is Corn-
ingWare French White
stoneware. The enduring fluted
stoneware collection is popular
in every shape, from ramekins to
casserole dishes and mixing
Sixty-five percent of new-
lyweds expect to prepare meals
at home and have friends over,
entertaining as often as twice a
week. The beautiful bakeware
and serveware collection can be
a bride's (or groom's) best friend
when it comes to one-dish bak-
ing and serving. The collection
recently added a three-bowl set
that can cover a variety of mix-
ing, cooking and serving needs.
Classic bakeware is not
only a practical gift, but one
newlyweds can use to prepare
many shared romantic meals.
Here's a dish for two that's
perfect for a romantic dinner but
can also be multiplied for a for-
mal dinner with guests:

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1 3-to-4-pound duckling,
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3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons flour
1 1/2 cups bouillon
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1 sprig parsley
Salt and fresh black pepper
to taste
1/2 cup orange juice con-
3 tablespoons orange zest
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons triple sec (or-
ange liqueur)
Orange sauce: In a heavy
saucepan, melt butter. Add flour
and blend well over medium
heat. Lower heat and let simmer
for 3 minutes.
Heat bouillon in separate
saucepan and stir into the flour
mix. Stir until sauce thickens.
Add herbs, lower heat and let
simmer for 2 minutes. Stir in the
orange juice concentrate, orange
zest and lemon juice. Simmer 5
minutes and add the orange
liqueur to complete the glaze.
Preheat oven to 3250 F.
Prick the skin of the duck all
over and place breast side up in
a CorningWare French White
baking dish (9" x 13"). Brush
duck with half of the glaze.
Roast uncovered for 21/2 hours,
basting occasionally.
When done, carve duckling,
coat pieces with remaining glaze
and serve promptly with white
or wild rice..

Ms. Myrtle Webb, of Lee. is proud to
announce the engagement and wed-
ding of her d(/a.ghter, Sherry Lou
'Webb, to Michael Allen "Mike"
Clark, of Waycross, Georgia.
A.Mike is the son of Ms. Mary
.Clark and the late Robert
CLirk, of Wayvcross.
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p".t,, May 12, .200' at tie
Midway Baptist Church,
Lee, Flornda.
/ Sherry is the daughter
'of the late Jerry Webb. Her
grandparents are Louise
anrd the late Elvie Rogers, "'-',
of Madison, and the late .4
Alvin and Mamie Webb, of
Mike's grandparents are
Florence and the late ionnie
Clark, of Waycross,, Georgia, '/
and the late Janie and Willie Hick-
ox. of Waycross, Georgia. All family
and friends are invited to attend. No
local invitations are being sent.

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Wonderful Wedding Getaways

(NAPSM)-If you're like
many brides, you've vowed to
make your wedding ari event
like no other. For a number of
couples, that means tying their
big day into a romantic getaway
and holding their wedding in a
luxurious, personal or exotic
One particular destination,
Kissimmee-St. Cloud in Central
Florida has been discovered by
brides the world over for having
a wide range of options.
Whether choosing the conve-
nience of an all-inclusive wed-
ding package offered by a re-
sort, or a one-of-a-kind affair
arranged in a boutique wedding
chapel, the area has planners
waiting to help brides create
their fantasy.
The elaborate Gaylord
Palms Resort and the intimate
Celebration Hotel offer full
wedding packages and extra
perks for couples. Celebration's
chef, for example, will create
delicious dishes to mark the
Couples who golf may en-
joy the Omni Orlando Resort at
ChampionsGate, where they
can hold a garden party under a
sun-drenched sky or an indoor
service with an expansive view
of the manicured golf course.
At the Radisson Resort
Parkway, beaming brides stroll
over bridges surrounded by lush
landscaping. The hotel lets cou-
ples arrange weddings of all
sizes-from intimate two-person
affairs to huge gatherings.
Couples can also exchange
vows outdoors at Kissimmee
Lakefront Park or in cozy
chapels, such as the'Little White
Wedding Chapel, the Chapel of
Dreams and the Victorian Wed-
ding Chapel. In addition, ser-
vices can be planned at the his-
toric, classically beautiful Osce-

ola County Courthouse and at
the Wonderland Inn Bed &
Receptions can be held at
several local Kissimmee's
restaurants, such as' the popular
Signature by the Lake. Wherev-
er the party might be, Euro Cafe
and Bakery can provide a cake
to sweeten the deal. Couples
can attend Medieval Times and
Arabian Nights, where horse-
drawn carriages set a romantic
and playful mood. Newlyweds
can even share their first post-
wedding kiss at sunrise in a hot-

air balloon.
Then it's on to the honey-
Kissimmee-St. Cloud is a
convenient neighbor of world-
famous theme parks that keep
the magic going. Couples out
for adventure can also see na-
tive animals from an airboat,
hike or bird-watch in area parks
and preserves, canoe the Central
Florida waterways or ride hors-
es across the wilderness trails.
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Greenville/Madison Multi-Purpose Center

Holds Grand Opening And Ribbon Cutting

Local guests and dignitaries showed up to cut the ribbon for the Greenville/Madison Multi-Rurpose Center.
(Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, February 23, 2007)

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By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Greenville/Madison Multi-
Purpose Center held its grand opening
and ribbon cutting on Friday, February
Otis and Essie Norton. of Monti-
cello. who are proud and excited about
the new venture, own the Center.
Otis retired from the military)
about 10 years ago and retired to the
area with his family and a dream. Otis
had a desire to bring opportunity,
combined with entertainment, to the
After the Nortons settled into the
community. Otis and Essie decided to
move forward with Otis' vision. They
chose Greenville because it was per-
fect for bringing new opportunities to
the community and it offered them a
place to serve and give back.
The Center -isthe One Stop' Shop
'to pro:ide'all'b'thi'c~~oi~t~ eriti'.
tainment and educational needs.
The purposes of the center are to:
Develop and operate educational
programs involving prevention and in-
tervention after care and transition.
Create and implement a family
enrichment program that addresses the
whole person.
Create and maintain an educa-
tional tutorial program designed to as-
sist youth who are at risk of failing or.
dropping out of school.
Create a mentoring.program to
assist youth in setting and attaining
academic and career goals.
Operate a social venue, which
allows for weddings. receptions, fami-
ly reunions. conferences, etc.
The Greenville/Madison Multi-
Purpose Center is located on Grand
Street in Greenville.

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the grand opening and ribbon cutting
celebration of the Greenville/Madison
Multi-Purpose Center. (Greene Pub-
lishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry,
February 23, 2007)

Greenville Elementary Implements

Alternative Discipline Program

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tar' School is implement-
ing an alternative dici-
pline program. which \\as
inspired b i their Superri-
sor of Maintenance.
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during their activity or
P.E. period at ,uarous pro-
jects around the school.
'"Unlike in-school
suspension oi out-of-
school suspension, stu-
dents must remain in
class." Principal Mel
Roberts said.
Objectives of the pro-
gram are to drastically re-
duce the number of out-

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of-school suspensions: ap-
ply immediate conse-
quences to disruptive be-
havior; and create an ap-
plication for giving set-
vice back to the school.
"Our ultimate goal is
to reduce and eliminate
disruptive behavior which
invariably impedes the ed-
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By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Robin Ellison was crowned Miss Lee on
Saturday evening, February 24, at the
pageant held at Lee Elementary School. She
received the crown from last year's Miss
Lee, Heather Murphy, who was on hand to
crown all of the pageant winners.
Unique Gnann was crowned the first run-
ner-up in the Miss Lee portion of the
An opening production number featured
the contestants, who came out in sportswear
and introduced themselves.
Following the opening production num-
ber, emcee'Heather Douglas introduced Hon-
orary Miss Lee Ina Moore, as well as the
pageant judges.
The Pre-Teen Miss Lee contestants came
out and introduced themselves, while dressed
in their sportswear. The contestants included:
Siera Gay, Shayla Rhymes, Nicole Davis and
Bethany Edgar.
The Junior Miss Lee contestants were
next, with their sportswear. Contestants in-
cluded: Brittney Hudson, Victoria Wirick,
Ashleigh Williams, Allison Gnann and
Elaine Terry.
The sportswear competition finished
with Robin Ellison and Unique Gnann
dressed in their casual clothes.

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Jacqueline Ratliff and Brian Norris en-
tertained the crowd with their rendition of "A
Whole New World." Ratliff and Norris per-
form in Pigeon Forge, Tn., and also travel
with a gospel trio named Trinity.
The Pre-Teen contestants returned to the
stage, wearing their evening gowns. They
were followed by the Junior Miss and Miss
The Miss Lee contestants had to answer
an impromptu question.
Jessica Pickles sang "The Rose" for the
Charlene Rye came out and made special
announcements, thanking all of the sponsors
and everyone who helped make the pageant a
success. Assisting her with the pageant were
Summer Hicks, Magan Rye, Lynn Ratliff,
Judy Ritter, Jacqueline Ratliff, Heather Mur-
phy, Sammy Hicks, April Herring, Heather
Douglas and the Madison County High
School Key Club.
Miss Lee 2006 Heather Murphy returned
for her farewell walk and then the winners of
each age division were announced.
Bethany Edgar was crowned Pre-Teen
Miss Lee 2007, Victoria Wirick won Junior
Miss Lee 2007 and Robin Ellison was
crowned Miss Lee 2007.
All three young ladies also won the Miss
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Robin Ellison, center, was crowned Miss Lee 2007. She is flanked by Victoria Wirick,
Junior Miss Lee, left, and Pre-Teen Miss Lee Bethany Edgar, right. (Greene Publishing,
Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, February 24, 2007)

Miss'Lee 2007 Robin Ellison Was
Miss Pre-Teen Lee 2007, Bethany Mlss Lee 2007 Robnin EIson w as
Edgar wears a big smile following the elegant n her evening gown, with her
pageant held Saturday evening. roses, trophies and crown. (Greene
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cob Bembry, February 24, 2007) bry, February 24, 2007)

Other beauty queens who were in attendance, in-
cluded last year's Little Pre-Teen Miss Lee, Jessica
Phillips; Miss Sunburst, Erika Hodge; and last year's
Little Miss Lee, Jodie Phillips. (Greene Publishing, Inc.
Photo by Jacob Bembry, February 24, 2007)

Town of Lee


Nestle Waters salutes our
neighbors and friends in the Town of Lee.
We appreciate the warm welcome you've
given us and look forward to sharing an
even brighter future together.

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Cool, was named Lee's Baby Belle. (Greene Publishing,
Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, February 24, 2007)

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The little children's portion of the Lee Homecoming
Pageant took place at Lee Elementary School on Saturday after-
noon, February 24.
Heather Douglas served as the emcee of the event, which
was coordinated by Charlene Rye and her helpers.
Contestants vied for the titles of Baby Belle, Tiny Prince,
Princess, Junior Little Miss and Little Miss.
Following the competitions, Jessica Pickles sang for the ap-
preciative crowd.
Paige McCool was crowned Baby Belle in the pageant, for
ages birth to one year.
Rebecca Bearden was crowned Tiny Princess, for ages one
to two years.
Nicolas Mixer was crowned Prince for ages two to four
Caibre Johnson was crowned Princess for ages three to four
Alayna Kaiser was crowned Junior Little Miss Lee for ages
five to six years.
Dallas Walker was crowned Little Miss Lee for ages seven
to nine years.

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O, ChUF To Research Stem Cell

Treatments For Heart Disease

And Bulies

Children with obsessive-compulsive disorder are three
times more likely to be bullied than other children, and the
name-slinging could cause symptoms of OCD to worsen, Uni-
versity of Florida researchers have found.
"One of the things we have noticed working with many
kids with OCD is that peer relations are extremely impaired,"
said.Eric Storch, Ph.D, a UF assistant. professor of psychiatry
and pediatrics and lead author of the study. "Kids target kids
who are different. Kids with OCD sometimes exhibit behav-.
iors that peers simply don't understand."
More than one-quarter of the children with OCD who re-
searchers studied reported chronic bullying as a problem, ac-
cording to findings described in the September issue of the
Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.
By comparison, only 9 percent of kids in the two other
groups researchers studied healthy kids without medical or
mental conditions and children with type 1 diabetes reported
serious problems with bullies.
Nearly all children are bullied at least once in their lives.
But chronic bullying equates to about one taunt per day, rang-
ing from kicking or hitting to name-calling or excluding chil-
dren from activities in school.
"The kids with OCD are really experiencing higher rates
of peer problems than other kids," Storch said. "We're not say-
ing one causes the other, but there is a positive relationship be-
tween (OCD and bullying)."
About one in 100 children struggle with OCD, an anxiety
disorder that leads people to engage in rituals such as hand
washing to drive awv a\ obsessive thoughts about germs Or oth-
er worries. Rituals often become so involved that they inter-
fere with a person's ability to function, according to the Na-
tional Institute of Mental Health.
"Their da) becomes filled with repeating behaviors,"
Storch said. "For a lot of kids, peers don't understand what is
going on. They are isolated. They are ostracized because it
doesn't make sense hy they are washing their hands. Why
they keep repeating questions."
The researchers also found links between bullying and
hther problEmrs, name Ibn'ine'lm arid'depreN don, ih"childrerf
with OCD. Storch said. Kids were also apt to internalize bul-
lies' negative comments, telling themselves, "No one will ever
love me," or "Maybe I am a loser," Storch said.
Having OCD and conditions such as depression is linked
to worsening obsessi ve-compulsive symptoms, potentially ex-
plaining why researchers also found a link between bullying
and more serious symptoms.
"It could be that the peers are attacking because they are
doing things that are so different," he said. "Or it might be that
bullying is in some nway contributing to OCD."
Compulsive behaviors such as repeating questions, re-
counting and rechecking information can draw attention to
kids with OCD in school, as can vocal or physical tics, com-
mon among children with OCD, said Phoebe Moore, Ph.D., an
assistant clinical professor of child psychiatry at Duke Uni-
"That kind of behavior can draw fire," Moore said. "1 def-
initely see that cliically."
Treating OCD either with approved drugs or behavior
modification techniques will help patients control their obses-
sions and compulsions. Storch said. But he emphasizes that
doctors need to exarmne the whole child and not just treat
OCD symptoms.
"When one focuses solely on the obsessions and compul-
sions you experience a resolution of those problems, but prob-
lems like depression or anxiety and loneliness may still exist,"
he said. "If you address the OCD without addressing the peer
problems, that depression and loneliness may not go away."
Storch suggests parents help children learn how to handle
aggressive peers, either at home or by finding a counselor who
can help them develop social skills. Parents should also take
their concerns to their child's school if teachers or administra-
tors are not stopping the bullying before it becomes a problem.
"Bullying is one of the largest challenges kids, with OCD
and in general. have to face," he said. "One of the main clini-
cal implications is considering the child as an entire person,
one who has OCD but who also has other impairments."

University of Florida re-
searchers will play a key role in
a new national network de-
signed to study stem cell treat-
ments in patients with cardio-
vascular disease.
As part of a five-member
consortium known as the Car-
diovascular Cell Therapy Re-
search Network, UF scientists
will seek to identify and test
new cell therapies to improve
the structure and function of
the heart and its blood vessels.
The network and its projects
will be supported by a grant
from the National Heart, Lung
and Blood Institute that is ex-
pected to total $33.7 million
over the next five years. Ap-
proximately $5 million will be
disbursed in 2007.
The centers will begin.
meeting immediately to select
protocols and then screen pa-
tients for possible entry into
multiple research trials in car-
diovascular regenerative medi-
cine set to launch early this
year. The collaboration will en-
able study investigators to
rapidly boost sample sizes and
expedite studies that otherwise
would likely take many years
to complete. At least 10 studies
are planned during the funding
The other centers are the
Cleveland Clinic, the Texas
Heart Institute, the University
of Minnesota and Vanderbilt
University. The network's data
coordinating center will be
based -at the University..of
Texas Health Science Center in
Houston; the NHLBI project
office is in Bethesda, Md.
"Most believe that
some form of regenerative
medicine will be the future for
treatment of cardiovascular
disease, that it will be the next
level of care," said Carl J.
Pepine, M.D., a professor and
chief of cardiovascular medi-
cine at UF's College of Medi-
cine and the principal investi-
gator and center director for the
UF site.
Researchers will focus on
adults with coronary artery dis-
ease, congestive heart failure
or other conditions, including
diabetes, that reduce blood
flow to the heart, damaging
heart muscles and hampering
its ability to function properly.
As a result, the quality of life of
many of these patients be-
comes very poor, as they are
progressively unable to partici-
pate in their usual day-to-day
"These will be patients
who have already had medical
therapy, bypass surgery, angio-
plasty, stents, or other treat-
ment options and have not re-
sponded to those treatments,"
Pepine said. "The current
thinking is we have a limited
capacity to repair our hearts

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and blood vessels but that is
somehow defective in people
who have end-stage disease.
Our hope is that by providing
new cells we may be able to re-
store the reparative process."
Network scientists met last
week to discuss the initial
study protocols they'll pursue
from a pool of 10 submitted
during the grant application
process. Studies will test
whether various cell therapies
can improve the heart's plumb-
ing by helping to repair blood
vessels or form new ones and
strengthen the heart muscle to
improve its ability to pump ef-
"In the United States we
have had difficulty amassing
the numbers of patients and
also bringing together the mul-
tiple disciplines required to
perform stem cell therapy at
one table to be able to have
large enough trials to prove the
worthiness of cell therapy in
cardiovascular diseases," said
Chris Cogle, M.D., an assistant
professor of medicine at UF's
College of Medicine who has
expertise in stem cells and
bone marrow transplantation.
"This is the raison d'etre
of the network, to amass the re-
sources, bring the necessary
people to the table, and recruit
patients who need this help to
be able to complete these trials
and answer whether or not cell
therapy can help prevent heart
disease or-protect patients who
have it. ,. ,. .,
"We may have new op-
tions for patients whose cardi-
ologists might have told them
there's nothing else they can
do," he said.
Projects likely will involve
the use of stem cells obtained
from a patient's own bone mar-
row or peripheral veins-or even
from the heart itself-and will
incorporate new strategies for
cell delivery to the heart and
techniques for screening and
localizing transplanted cells. In
some studies the cells may be
treated to enhance their func-
tion before they are returned to
the body. For example, UF in-
vestigators have found that ex-

posing these cells to nitric ox-
ide, low oxygen levels, low
temperatures or even gene
therapy enhances their ability
to restore function in animal
models. Methods of delivering
the cells to the blood vessels or
directly into scarred heart mus-
cle also will be tested.
UF scientists also have
proposed one study that in-
volves extracting skeletal mus-
cle cells from the thigh in pa-
tients with severe heart failure
who are awaiting heart trans-
plantation. The cells would be
multiplied in tissue culture and
then implanted directly into the
same patient's heart. The goal
would be to determine whether
the cells can strengthen a very
weakened heart and determine
how long the cells survive, said
Daniel Pauly, M.D., Ph.D., an
associate professor of medicine
and director of the division of
cardiovascular medicine's
molecular cardiology and ge-
netics section at UF's College
of Medicine.
Researchers will include
experts in various disciplines,
such as hematology, nephrolo-
gy, radiology, stem cell biolo-
gy, cardiovascular medicine,
pediatric cardiology, and car-
diothoracic surgery. In addi-
tion to Pepine, Cogle, and
Pauly, they include nephrolo-

gist Mark Segal, M.D., Ph.D.;
pediatric cardiologist Barry'
Byrne, M.D., Ph.D.; endocri-
nologist Maria Grant, M.D.;
cardiothoracic surgeon
Thomas Beaver, M.D.; vascu-
lar surgeon C. Keith Ozaki,
M.D.; John Wingard, M.D., di"
rector of UF's Blood and Bone
Marrow Transplant Program;
stem cell biologist Edward
Scott, Ph.D.; and radiologist
John Forder, M.D. Pulmonolo-
gist Veena Antony, M.D., will
chair the Internal Advisory
They will work closely:
with various university facili-,
ties to obtain and process the
cells used in the research, in-
cluding the bone marrow
transplant unit, and the Good
Manufacturing Practices facil-
ity at the Center of Excellence
for Regenerative Health
Biotechnology, directed by,
Richard Snyder, Ph.D., who,
heads biotherapeutic programs,
in UF's Office of Research and,
Graduate Programs.

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Wednesday, February 28, 2007 Madison County Carrier 13A


Moms Score An "A" On Their

Nutrition Report Card

When it comes to kids and nutrition, there
are three burning issues on every mom's mind -
- keeping their kids active, feeding them nutri-
tious meals that they like, and making the most
out of each day by finding smart shortcuts to get
it all done.
According to a recent survey of 1,000 U.S.
moms sponsored by Ragu pasta sauce, almost all
moms (94 percent) admit they know the nutri-
tional needs of their children but 80 percent say
they face challenges in satisfying those needs.
What are the biggest challenges? Forty-two per-
cent of moms say fussy eaters and 38 percent say
busy schedules.
"With so little time between work and school.and after-
school activities, it's about smart, simple solutions that allow
you to still give your family the very best you can," notes Today
Show fitness correspondent, author and mother of three, Kathy
Kaehler says, "It's a balance of nutrition and exercise. Fam-
ilies need to be more active and can do so together. If you're al-
ways on the couch, your kids will follow suit."
Kaehler offers the following tips for moms:
Incorporate exercise into your family's daily routine by
creating a "Family Fitness Chart." Keep the chart in a high traf-
fic area of your home, and have everyone check off activities as
they are completed (such as one minute of jump rope, 25 jump-
ing jacks, running around the house two times). Challenge fam-
ily members to complete the most activities at the end of one
week or one month and offer rewards.
If getting your kids to eat veggies is sometimes challeng-
ing, look for new and interesting ways to serve those vegetables
you know they'll eat. If broccoli is the only vegetable your child
likes, figuring out more ways to serve it will help keep them



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f From March 1st through March 10th women can bring a bag
of non-perishable food items to your local Curves and join with
nlo service fee. All groceries collected will be donated to Con-
solidated Christian Ministries, for distribution to families in
Madison County. This will be the first food drive for Curves of
Madison County, who opened its doors on June 12, 2006.
Judi Wyche opened Curves last summer to bring a fun, fast
aid safe way for the women in Madison County to get in shape.
She started as a member in Perry and lost 32 inches and 16
pounds in just six months,'working out 4 times per week. Since
opening in June, our membership has lost 834 pounds and 3,118
inches for a total of 3,952 inches and pounds lost.
Our mission is "strengthening women." We have so many of
our members who have committed themselves to regular exer-
cise reaping the benefits of a healthy life style. We have reports
of women getting back into their smaller size clothes and doing
things physically that they had been unable to do because of lack
of strength. Several of our members have lost up to four dress
sizes since we opened our doors.
Curves is a 30-minute fitness and weight loss center that uti-
lizes hydraulic equipment (resistance training). Our machines
are designed for safety, simplicity, and effectiveness. The hy-
draulic resistance lets you push or pull harder rather than adjust
complicated weights. The result is an effective strength training
method that reduces soreness and the potential for injury. Add
the cardio exercise and the result is a routine that's simple to
start, effective enough to get fast results, and challenging
enough to stick to.
Vista Insurance now pays the membership fee for new and
existing members.
In order to join Curves with this promotion, call 973-4700
to schedule an appointment. Then bring an 8 Ib. bag of non-per-
ishable groceries to your appointment to get started.
Curves is located at 249 SW Range Avenue, Suite A, Madi-
son, Florida in the old Sale Ace Hardware building. You can't
miss the new purple Curves canopy.

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Bring a bag of non-perishable food items between
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from getting bored of it! For example, one-half cup
of Ragu pasta sauce equals a full serving of vegeta-
e bles...and what kid doesn't like pasta sauce? So find
ways to get it into their diet instead of just adding it
to spaghetti (even though they probably wouldn't
_i_ mind having spaghetti every night!) You can serve
it over shaped pasta, use it as a dip for string cheese
(a great snack!), or mix it with ground turkey or
beef for a quick sloppy joe.
Encourage balanced meals by making your
child "Chef for a Day" by letting them help make
dinner. They choose the menu, help shop for the in-
6 gredients and help with the preparation. For menu
ideas check out the Ragu Soccer Mom's Shortcuts
Book available on It offers simple recipe and
snack ideas your family can cook together with items every
mom has in their pantry or refrigerator.
Don't forget to keep your kids (and yourself) active, even
when the weather prevents you from going outdoors. Some fun
ideas to keep you arid your kids active indoors include tumbling
with summersaults, hand stands and cartwheels or a scavenger
hunt with active clues like crawling or skipping to the next lo-
For more tips from Kathy and fun fitness activities that fam-
ilies can do together visit Kathy's Ultimate Fit Kids Web site at

Tips or

T hting The flu

The main way that illnesses like colds and flu are spread is
from person to person in respiratory droplets of coughs and
In a nutshell, you can fight the flu bug if you take care to:
Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze.
Clean your hands often.
*Remind your children to practice healthy habits also.

You may save $
on your prescriptions
as a patient of
Tri-County Family
Health Care and our
partnership with
Jackson's Drugs

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Open Tuesday evenings until 7 PM
Please call 850-948-2840
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193 NW US 221
Greenville, Florida 32331
North Florida Medical Centers, Inc.


194 NE Hancock Avenue


The Four Freedoms Health Services is proud to announce its
association with Gena Plain, PA-C. Ms. Plain will practice family
medicine at Four Freedoms Health Services beginning March 5th.
Ms. Plain received her Bachelors Degree in Medical Technology
from Florida State University and received a Masters Degree in
Physician Assistant studies from The University of Florida.


M eladison County
Memorial Hospital

14A Madison County Carrier Wednesday, February 28, 2007


FCCLA Holds District II Rally

Madison and Branford FCCLA Chapters are pictured with their FCCLA sign that was placed on the Courthouse lawn in honor of National FCCLA Week (Photo Submitted)

By Ashley Bell
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Family, Career and Community, Leaders of America
(FCCLA) held a district II rally at First United Methodist
Church on Friday, February 16th. The rally consisted of mini
workshops for members of the Madison and Branford FCCLA
The Master of Ceremonies was Samantha Hall, Kristen
Campbell did the Pledge, and Michelle Morgan sang the Na-
tional Anthem.
Samantha Hall, President of FCCLA and Vice President of
Recreation for Florida, did a presentation on Master the Pow-
er, which was a workshop on public speaking.

Mrs. Robin Smith, District II Advisor conducted an activ-
ity on this year's FCCLA National Spotlight, which is Relay
for Life. Her members made luminary bags and discussed the
significance of Relay for Life and it's purpose.
Laney Dowdy, 2007 District II Chairman, did a workshop
on nutrition, consuming healthier snacks, and exercising.
Wilhelm Wieland, the local Chapter Parliamentarian, did a
presentation on the Ultimate Leadership experience.
Laurie Smith, State President Elect, did a workshop on
S.T.O.P. (Students Taking On Prevention) the Violence with an
emphasis on bullying.
Ariel Blanton, 2007 State Officer Candidate for District II
and local President Elect, along with two of Branford's mem-

bers, did a presentation on the state target, which is "Get on
Board and Be Active in Your Community."
After the mini workshops concluded, the Attendees, Offi-
cers, and Advisors, walked to the Courthouse in honor of the
state project "The Student Body," and the state target "Follow
the Map Towards a Healthier You." The FCCLA members also
took a group picture, in front of the FCCLA sign placed on the
Courthouse lawn, honoring National FCCLA Week.
Both the Madison and the Branford chapters donated to
the National FCCLA scholarship fund. This scholarship is
awarded to one senior member of FCCLA each year who is in-
terested in pursuing a career in Family and Consumer Sci-

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SWednesday, February 28, 2007

Madison County Carrier 15A


Mantzanas Helps

Develop Tests For Exams
Phillip Mantzanas, coor- Mantzanas also serves on
'T dinator of the NFCC Educator the DOE's Employer Satisfac-
Preparation Institute, is serv- tion Committee, which is de-
Sing on the Fla. Teacher Certifi- veloping a survey instrument
cation Examination Commit- for school systems.
,, tee of the Fla. Dept. of Educa- The survey will assess
tion. The group is how satisfied
Developing and re- t school districts
vising test items, are with recent
competencies and graduates of
skills, and specifi- . teacher training
cations for the programs, such as
Florida Profession- the Educator
Mantzanas tute (EPI) at
and committee NFCC.
members met Feb. Mantzanas re-
19-20 at Florida sides in Perry.
State University ... For more in-
and conducted a formation about
review of more the Educator
than 500 test Prep Institute,
items for the Pro- c o n t a c t
Sfessional Education Test. The Mantzanas by telephone: 973-
committee will continue delib- 9488, or email
erations March 22 24.

SFormer NFCC

SStudents Find

SCareer Choices

i Far And Wide
Si. "I had my first drafting job while I was still in the program
at NFCC," said Alan Hidy of Cherry Lake.
"My drafting training was very good," said Angela Howell
of Tampa. "During job interviews, it was clear that I was better
prepared than other candidates." The experiences of Hidy and
Howell are typical of NFCC drafting grads.
They illustrate the program's high level of instruction and
the continuing demand for drafting graduates.
According to instructor, Lauri Newton of Petry, "Our draft-
ing program has been a springboard for graduates like Angela
*. and--an: W.ith a so i-drafting foundation, they can readily
Sadapt their skills to the workplace in the real world."
S Hidy, ho graduated in 2003 at the top of his class, works
as a Computer. Assisted Drawing (CAD) technician/operator
with ASA Engineering and Survey, Inc. of Valdosta, Ga. While
a student he had on the job training with a Tallahassee engineer-
ing firm, using his basic CAD training. With ASA, Hidy exe-
cutes site and infrastructure design for public and private pro-
jects. According to Hidy, the work requires a lot of problem
solving. Hidy is thinking about working toward a four-year de-
gree in engineering sometime in the future. Experienced CAD
technicians are earning $25,000 to $40,000 per year in the area,
according to Hidy.
Howell, a 2006 graduate, is working with a construction
Company in Tampa. She is vetting blueprints for commercial and
residential projects.
'"I'd rather be drawing," she said. "But, I have a few outside
projects that allow me to use my drafting training."
"I had been out of school three or four years, so I was ner-
vous about returning," said Howell. "The instructor (Lauri New-
ton) had a lot to do with my choosing NFCC. She was friendly
and made me feel my questions were important."
Howell reports there is a demand for mechanical drafters in
.the Tampa area and that entry level jobs pay up to $18,000/year.
Newton confirms the strength in the demand for skilled
drafters. "Construction along the coastal areas of Taylor County,
for instance, is generating local jobs at engineering, land sur-
veying and architectural firms."
"Businesses regularly contact NFCC for recommenda-
tions," said Newton. "I also tell my students to check online
search engines, like, especially if they are planning
to relocate."
NFCC has had a drafting program since 1968. Hundreds
have earned certificates and work in local and surrounding areas.
t Several graduates have transferred to universities to earn engi-
.. neering or architecture degrees. Full-time and part-time classes
are available. It takes two-years to complete the program. Fi-
nancial aid may be available for qualified students.
For more information about NFCC drafting, contact Lauri
Newton, 973-1633, toll free 1-866-937-6322, or email new- You can also visit and search for

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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Dl A I Ad Ii VI' I

An auction of old used

poles will be held Saturday,

March 3, 2007,

at 9:00 A.M. at the

Tri-County Electric

Cooperative Perry

Warehouse, located at 242

Arthur Padgett Rd.,

Perry, Florida.

Contact Darrell Tuten at

850-973-2285 Ext. 219

between 7 a.m. & 3:30 p.m.,

Monday Friday if you
have any questions.

Notary Public
Will Travel
Call Joan at

Peacock's Landscaping
Lawn Irrigation
Drip Irrigation
Design & Free Estimates
(850) 973-2848

I build sheds, decks, handicap
ramps, exterior carpentry work,
window and door replacement.
Call Bob: 850-242-9342

3 Family Garage Sale
Sat. 3/3 & Sun. 3/4 8 a.m. till ?
Lots of stuff
Come support Cub Scout pack 626
296 NE Jay St. In Yellow Pine sub-
division, corer of Jay & Elizabeth.
Follow the signs.

2003 Ford Focus
Automatic; all leather; CD
changer; moon roof; immacu-
late; low miles. $11,900 nego-
tiable. 850-971-2888

25 lbs. of
just $2
a bundle

NEW King POSTER bedroom set -
bed, dresser, mirror, chest, 2 night-
stands. $4400 value, must sell
$1650 850-545-7112
Cherry sleigh bed SOLID WOOD -
BRAND NEW in box, $250. (850)
NEW, warranty, sacrifice $795.
(can deliver) (850) 425-8374
$150 Queen Pillow-Top Mattress
Set. New in plastic with warranty.

Excavating Work KING PILLOWTOP Mattress Set.
Land Clearing, Ponds, Stump Re Brand new in.plastic., m ost moe,
moval, Demolition, and Roads. 'N1o.5 ,-9 9 $- 99 O0-7
Job Too Small. Free Estimates. Call 25. (850) 222-989
Paul Kinsley at 850-973-6326

March 3 at 6:30 p.m.
1693 SW Mosley Hall Rd.
(CR360) Madison, Florida
Phone: 850-973-2959
Heated /AC /Comfy seats
5 p.m. Preview .
Food starts at 5:30 p.m.
Directions From I-10: Take SR14
SW to stop sign. Turn right on
SR14/360. AT fork in road. Bear
right onto SW Mosley Hall Rd.
(CR360).Past fire house, on left.
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Wanted peafowl. Need one ma-
ture male now before spring, but
will buy pairs if needed. Call 850-
973-6131 or 850-464-1165. Also
want guineas.

Ukulele Needed
Do you have a ukulele sitting
around the house? If so, how
about donating it to a church
group just organized. Call Mary
Ellen Greene at 973-4141

New shipment
Now in stock at
Creatures Featured Pet Shop.
Come take a look! 683 E. Base
Street, Madison FL 850-973-3488

Standard Poodle Puppies
All black, all male, have had all
shots & wormed & groomed. $600
CKC registered. 229-686-5926 or
229-292-4700 ask for Vickey

4 bd. 2ba. mobile home on 1
acre, Cherry Lake area. $525
rent, $525 security deposit. 850-

Cambridge Manor
Apartments designed for Senior's
and Disabled. 1 & 2 bedrooms,
HUD vouchers accepted Call 850-
973-3786 TTY Acs 711 "This in-
stitution is an equal opportunity
provider and employer."

2 bedroom, 1 bath, SW mobile
home, Jim Clark Rd. First, last
and security deposit. $350
month. 386-590-2695

Southern 7llas of

'o\ adison 0 apartmentss

HUD vouchers accepted. 1, 2, &
3 BR, HC & non-HC accessible
apts. Call 850-973-8582/ TDDTTY
711. 200 Southern Villas Circle,
Madison, FL 32340.
Equal Housing Opportunity.

Trailers For Rent
$600 month $300 deposit
$300 month $200 deposit
Call 850-869-0916

2bdrm/1 bath MH in park on
Highway 53 in Madison,
$135/wk includes electric, ten-
ant to pay for propane.
Call Erin Levin
at 850-570-0459

Greenville Point

Ap artments nD
1, 2 & 3 BR HC & non-HC acces-
sible apts. HUD vouchers accept-
ed. Call 850-948-3036. TDD/TTY
711. 192 NW Greenville Pointe
Trail, Greenville, FL 32331.
Equal Housing Opportunity
Small Efficiency House.
One person only, For someone
who likes a quiet & private place.
Two miles from the city of Madi-
son. Call before 8pm.

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

Commercial Industrial
with state highway frontage-23
acres, Corner lots. Fronts both
Harvey Greene Drive and High-
way 53 South. Natural gas line,
8 inch water main, access to city
utilities, fire hydrant, and service
from two power companies.
Property has easy access to I-10,
via SR 53 & SR 14. Will build to
suit tenant.
Call Tommy Greene

Two 1 acre lots on small lake
Pinetta area Madison County, own-
er financing 17,900 each. Landcall- 941-778-7980

3 BR/2 BA Doublewide
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Madisoil County Public Works /
Road Department

Job Title: Machine Operator

Salary: starts at $11.04/Hr.
Job Duties:
Miscellaneous equipment operation
performing routine maintenance
and minor repairs on such equip-
ment; performing other job duties
as assigned by supervisor, includ-
ing truck driving, laborer and semi-
skilled assignments when' neces-
sary to maintain work schedule or
during slack or seasonal periods.
Minimum Qualifications:
Minimum of two (2) years experi-
ence operating various heavy
equipment and/or heavy trucks, or
any combination of education,
training, and experience which pro-
vides the required knowledge,
skills, and abilities. High School
Diploma or its equivalent preferred
sufficient health, physical strength,
and agility to do heavy manual
labor. Valid Commercial Driver's
License Class B with Air Brake
Application or higher

Application Deadline:
5:00 PM, Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Employment applications may be
obtained from and submitted to
the County Commission Office be-
tween 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Monday thru Friday in the Court-
house Annex at 112 E. Pinck-
ney Street, Room 219, Madison, FL
32340. For further informa-
tion on the job itself, contact the
Department of Public Works
/ Road Department Office at Phone
Number (850) 973- 2156.

Madison County is an Equal Op-
portunity Employer and
a Drug Free Workplace.
Dietary Aide- Part-time for a.m. &
p.m. shifts. Cook- PRN -both
shifts. We are small, but are a part
of a wonderful company with car-
ing individuals who have a desire to
improve the lives of our Residents
and Staff. Call 850-973-4880 ask
for Theresa Patterson, Dietary
Manager, Madison Nursing Center.

Golden LivingCenter -
Thomasville. a 68-bd skilled
nursing facility in Thomasville, GA,
is looking for an outstanding individual to fill the following position:

Director of Clinical Education
Licensed RN to plan & implement facility orientation, job skills
training & in-service education. 2 years' experience as an RN with
1 year of direct residence care in an SNE Experience providing
in-services and/or educational training preferred. 0
We offer outstanding salaries & benefits packages.
Please send resume to Rana Lepson:
Fax: (757) 369-4756 go lden
Email: living d EOE M/F/D/V Drug-free workplace

Early Head Start Birth-3 yrs / Head
Start 3-5 yrs. HS Diploma/GED,
Bilingual (Spanish/English) pre-
ferred, 5 Hour Literacy Course as
required by DCF, Must pass phys-
ical and DCF background screen-
ing requirements, Current First
Aid/CPR preferred. Early Head
Start 40 hr. child care training, or
enroll within 90 days of employ-
ment and complete within 1 year
AND must enroll in Infant/Toddler
CDA classes and complete within
one year of employment OR mini-
mum 2 yr degree in early childhood
education or child development;
Head Start- 40 hr. child care train-
ing and CDA required OR mini-
mum 2 yr degree in early childhood
.education or child development;
Excellent Benefits,
Annual/Sick/Holiday pay, Lead
Teacher w/CDA -$9.21/hr.; Teacher
w/CDA $8.12/hr.; Teacher w/40
hrs. $7.47/hr.; Teacher w/o 40 hrs.
$7.00/hr. Apply in person to 843
SW Marymac St. Live Oak (386-
362-4944) or mail resume to PO.
Box 2637, Lake City, FL 32056-
2637 or Fax (386) 754-2220. EOE

CertaidI .


ith The Classifieds

Drivers: Dedicated Runs! No-
Touch Freight! Home thru the
week and weekends! Great Pay,
BCBS! 800-
241-5624 x106

Publishing, Inc.
News / School/ Sports
Reporter needed.
Must be a team player, able to
handle multiple tasks, and be
able to cover a variety of stories.
Experience in writing/reporting
preferred. Must have an excel-
lent knowledge of English gram-
mar and its proper usage. Apply
in person only at the Madison
County Carrier newspaper of-
fice, located at 1695 South SR

LPN or RN needed
7P 7A
Suwannee Health Care Center
1620 E. Helvenston St.
Live Oak, FL 32064
Please Contact Angela Akins or
Amelia Tompkins at 386-362-7860

Recovery Team Leader (#TBA)
Masters degree from an accredited
university or college with a major
in thefield of counseling, social
work, psychology, nursing, rehabil-
itation, special education, health
education, or a related human ser-
vices field with three (3) years of
full time or equivalent related pro-
fessional experience one of which
was in a supervisory /administra-
tive capacity; or a Bachelor's-de-
gree from an accredited university
or college with a major in the field
of counseling, social work, psy-
chology, nursing, rehabilitation,
special education, health education,
or a related human services field
and five (5) years of full time or
equivalent related professional ex-
perience, one of which was in a su-
pervisory /administrative capacity.
Must possess current, valid driver's

For more information of available
Human Resources
2634-J Capital Circle N.E., Tal-
lahassee, FL.
Pre-Hire Drug Screen &
FDLE background check
An Equal Opportunity/Affirma-
tive Action Employer Drug Free

Deadline For
Classified Advertising Is
At 3:30 p.m. On The
Monday Of The Week You
Want Your Ad To Run.

A Lot Of Band:For YourBucklll
Classified Ads Are $12 For 196 characters
(including spaces). Your Ad Will Be Published
In Both The Madison County Carrier And
The Enterprise Recorder As Well As Being
Placed On The World Wide Web!


A Whole Lot Of Band For'Your Bucklll
Classified Ads Are $12 For 196 characters
(including spaces). Your Ad Will Be Published
In Both The Madison County Carrier And The
Enterprise Recorder As Well As Being Placed
On The World Wide Webl

Truck driver for sanitation compa-
ny, full-time. Requirements: class
B license, able to pass drug screen,
clean MVR. Send resume to P.O.
Box 987 Lake Park, GA 31636.
This .is a Monday-Friday position.
No weekends.
Johnson & Johnson Transport, Inc.
2 Drivers needed to work Tues-Sat
PM shift. Benefits include: 401K,
health insurance, uniforms, paid
vacation. CDL Class A is required.
Apply in person at 1607 W. US
Hwy 90, Madison, FL between
8:00 AM and 5:00 PM Mon-Fri.

Medical Help Wanted

Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner position available at
DMH Pediatric and Family Medicine Clinic in Madison.
ORT, CRT, RN and LPN positions available at DMH in Perry.
RN and LPN 7p shift receives additional pay incentives.
Applications may be picked up at the clinic or.
and emailed to,
faxed to 850-584-0661 or call HR 850-584-0866.
Doctors Memorial Hospital, Perry, Florida

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Living Estate Auction
Saturday, March 10, 2007 at 9:30 a.m.
9730 SW County Road 14, Madison, FL
FURNITURE: Oak 4 stack lawyer's bookcase, cherry 3 pc. fluted column pen-
cil post b/r set, victorian marble top dresser, victorian m/t walnut veneer 2 over 3
wash stand, victorian m/t side table, cherry dining table w/ 6 windsor style chairs,
cherry china hutch, good oriental rugs- 4x10, 4x5, 4x6, Abizan, Hamedan, etc.,
rockers, night stands, end tables, burled walnut veneer english armoire, (2) cedar
chests, several Aladdin lamps (mod. 23) AMERICAN INDIAN: Pottery (60's-
90's), arrowheads, tools, points, beads, small Navajo rug (1960), peace pipe, bow
& quiver, Nicolasa, Santa Clara, Acoma, Pueblo, Navajo, etc. GUNS: Rem. 270,
AR14 -223, Win 30-30, Marlin 30-30, Rem. 1100 20ga, Savage 311 double 12ga,
Rem. auto 22, Old octagon barrel pump Savage 22, black powder Kentucky squir-
rel rifle, 50 cal. Frontier black powder TRACTOR: 674 International Diesel
(rebuilt & repainted, runs good!) TOOLS: Troy Bilt pony tiller, Troy Bilt 3550
watt generator (New), Excell 2500 p.s.i. pressure washer, Poulan & Homelite
chain saws, Northwood 10" table saw, Craftsman 10" table saw, B&D power
miter saw, AMT 5 1/8" joiner-planer, weedeater, limb saw, electric drills, circular
saws, recip. saws, router, hammer drill, cordless drills, (1) saw, assortment of shop
materials (nails, screws, bolts, etc.), jacks, new aluminum windows, 8' and 12'
extension ladders, 14' step ladder, some cherry and poplar boards, reel & rods, 12
hole chicken nest boxes, wire, like new 50 chick brooder, cages, garden cart
POLITICAL MEMORABILIA: Ronald Regan photo "of' and the signed leg
cast, 1973 Franklin mint sterling Nixon/Agnew Inaugural plate PRINTS &
PAINT: Ray Harm wildlife to include, large 1971 eagle print of the original done
for West Point!, Frame House Gallery, (1) water color o/c MISC: Flow blue bowl,
recent Roseville, Old Japan wall pocket, Griswold, Wagner skillets, dishes, pots
& pans, 6 Whittier arrow back style bar stools, bedding, Kitchen Aid blender,
Wrought iron trundle bed (like new), mahogany Martha Washington sewing stand,
ladies French slant front desk, several old books: Harvard Classics, Civil War
History, Scribner's Lincoln War Years, Eastern Press leather bound works, GE
washer, Amana dryer, 2 Compaq computers, many items too numerous to list,
only one item w/ reserve 1999 Cruise Master Gcorgic Boy 33 ft. w/ slideout, 330
Cummins Turbo Diesel, Allison auto motor coach with 30,196 actual miles.
Auctioneers Notes: This will be a large sale with quality everywhere! Something
for everyone. All Cordially Invited. No buyer's premium cash or good person-
al and business checks.
Directions: 1-10 exit 251, west on SR 14, 5 miles to sale site, or from Perry, N.
221 to Shady Grove cast on SR 14, 9 miles. Preview Sale Morning 7:30 a.m. to
Sale Time, Concession by local church group.
For Information, Call
C.J. Auctions AB#1629 Col. Jerry Colvin AU#2182



Wednesday, February 28, 2007


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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage

Foreclosure dated January 29, 2007 and entered in Civil Case No. 06-369-CA of the

Circuit Court of the 3RD Judicial Circuit in and for MADISON County, MADISON

Florida, I will sel to the highest and best bidder for cash at FRONT DOOR at the

MADISON County Courthouse located at 101 South Range in Madison, Florida, at

11:00 AM, on the 1st day of March 2007, the following described property as set forth .

in said Final Judgment to-wit
Any person claiming an Interest In the surplus from the sale, f any, other

than the property owner as of the date of the LUs Pendens must file a claim within si-

ty (60) days after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on .an. 31. 2110.

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Clerk otthe:Circuit Court
By: Ramona Dickinson
Deputy Clerk

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SNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN of the intention of the Town Council of the Town of Lee,
SFlorida, pursuant to Section 166.041, Florida Statutes, to consider the adoption of a
proposed ordinance at the regular meeting of said Town Council to be held on March
6, 2007 at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall, the title to which is as follows:




The ordinance will be effective upon adoption.

The proposed ordinance may be inspected by the public at the Town Hall, 286 N.E.
County Road 255, Lee, Florida, All interested persons may appear at the said meeting
to be held on March 6, 2007 to be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance.


.ANY PERSON who decided to appeal any decision made by the Town Council with
j respect to any matter considered at such meeting will need a record of the proceedings,
and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to insure that a verbatim record of the
| proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based
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On Den-mhbr 4, 18-I. Ihr (tC (ummi-.ion if the CitI of MNadi-on. Florida adopltd
Ordinance No. 84-18, which established the policy of the City to promote equal oppor-
tunity to obtain adequate housing by all persons, regardless of race, color, religion, an-
cestry, sex, place of birth, physical handicap or national origin. On January 7, 1992, the
City Commission of the City of Madison, Florida adopted Ordinance No. 92-1, amend-
ing Ordinance No. 84-1.8 to add familial status as a protected class from discrimination
in the sale or rental of housing.

These ordinances are available for public inspection at the Office of the Interim City
Manager, City Hall located at 321 Southwest Rutledge Street, Madison, Florida 32340,
Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Any aggrieved person may file a complaint of a housing discrimination act with the:

Florida Commission on Human Relations
325 John Knox Road, Bldg. F, Suite 240
Tallahassee, Florida 32303-4149
Toll-free Telephone: 1-800-342-8170


U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
451 Seventh Street, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20410
Toll-free Telephone: 1-800-424-8590

To request information or assistance locally, you may contact Rick Davis, Interim City
Manager, at City Hall or telephone (850) 973-5081.



NOTICE IS GIVEN of the intention of the Town Council, Town of
Greenville, Florida to consider the adoption of a proposed municipal ordinance the ti-
tle to which is as follows:



at the meeting of the Town Council, Town of Greenville, which will be held as follows:

DATE: March 12, 2007
TIME: 6:00 p.m.

PLACE: City Hall
154 Old Mission Avenue
Greenville, Florida 32331

The proposed ordinance may be considered by the Town Council at any
during the above meeting. The proposed ordinance may be inspected by the public dur-
ing regular business hours at City Hall, 154 Old Mission Avenue, Greenville, Florida
32331. All interested parties may appear at the above meeting and be heard with re-
spect to the proposed ordinance.

If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in or-
der to participate in such meeting, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision
of certain assistance. Please contact Cindy Hutto, 154 Old Mission Avenue, Greenville,
Florida 32331. telephone:(850) 948-2251, at least 3 working days prior to the meeting
date; if you are.hearing or voice impaired, call 711.

If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Town Council with
respect to any matter considered at such meeting he or she will need a record of the
proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be based.

DATED this 26 day of FEBRUARY, A. D. 2007.


BY :/s/ Cindy Hutto
Cindy Hutto,





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CASE NO. 2007-20-CP



The administration of the Estate of Michael Edwin Graham, a/k/a Michael
E. Graham, deceased, whose death was December 22, 2006, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Madison County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Post Of-
fice Box 237, Madisod, Florida 32341. The names and addresses of the Personal Rep-
resentative and the Personal Representative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the Decedent and other persons having claims or demands
against Decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must
file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AF-
All other creditors of the Decedent and other persons having claims or de-
mands against Decedent's estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN
The date of first publication of this notice is February 28, 2007.

Attorney for Personal Representative:
Scot B. Copeland
Scot B. Copeland (FBN 0156681)
Law Offices of Scot B. Copeland, P.L.
174 East Base Street
Madison, FL 32340
Ph: (850) 973-4100

Personal Representative:
BrendaS. Graham
P.O. Box 87
Greenville, FL.32331

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Plaintiff, CASE NO.: 2006-534-CA




NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Default Final Judgment
of Foreclosure dated February 22, 2007, in which THOMAS J. BEGGS, IV is the
fendants, I, TIM SANDERS, Clerk of the Court, will sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at the front steps of the Madison County Courthouse in Madison, Florida, at
11:00 AM (or as soon thereafter) on the 12th day of April, 2007, the following described
property set forth in the Default Final Judgment of Foreclosure:
Parcel Identification Number: 31-1N-11-6227-012-000; (Lee Farms 12)

A portion of Section 31, Township 1 North, Range 11 East, being more particularly de-
scribed as follows:

Commence at a rebar marking the Southwest corner of said Section 31; thence South
89 Degrees 55 Minutes 28 Seconds East along the South line of said Section 31 a dis-
tance of 708.49 feet to the centerline of a 60 foot access easement, said point also mark-
ing the Southwest corner and POINT OF BEGINNING of the following described par-
cel; thence North 00 Degrees 16 Minutes 31 Seconds East alongsaid centerline a dis-
tance of 474.06 feet; thence North 89 Degrees 54 Minutes 32 Seconds East a distance of
1058.55 feet; thence South 00 Degrees 17 Minutes 20 Seconds West a distance of 477.10
feet to the South line of said Section 31; thence North 89 Degrees 55 Minutes 47 Sec-
onds West along said South line a distance of 441.68 feet to a concrete monument;
thence North 89 Degrees 55 Minutes 28 Seconds West along said South line a distance
of 616.74 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Containing 11.55 acres, more or less.

SUBJECT TO AND TOGETHER WITH those easements for ingress, egress and utili-
ties as more particularly described in the Official Records for Madison County, Flori-
da Official Record Book 672 Pages 331 and 332 and labeled easement "A" and Official
Record Book 674, Page 260 and Official Record Book 674, Pages 262 and 263.

AND ALSO SUBJECT TO those Lee Farms Property Owners Association Articles and
Protective and Restrictive Covenants as more particularly described in Official Record
Book 674, Pages 289 through 296 of the Official Records of Madison County, Florida.

Said lands situate, lying and being in Madison County, Florida.'

Any and all bidders, parties, and interested persons shall contact the information desk
of the Clerk of Court for the exact location of said sale.
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60
days after the sale.
If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in or-
der to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision
of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administrator, P.O. Box 1569, Lake City,
FL 32056-1569, Ph: 386-758-2163, within 2 working days of your receipt of this Notice.
If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771.
WITNESS my hand and the official seal of said Court, this 22nd day of
February, 2007 at Madison, Madison County, Florida.


By: /S/
Deputy Clerk
Scot B. Copeland (FBN 0156681)
174 East Base Street
Madison, Florida 32340
Ph: 850.973.4100

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50th Annual Florida's Junior Miss

Competition Set For March 3;

Winners Will Represent
Twelve high school senior women from
across the state will compete in the 50th An-
nual Florida's Junior Miss scholarship compe-
tition on Saturday, March 3 in Perry at Taylor
County High School (900 Johnson Striping).
The program will begin at 6:00 p.m.
Each contestant will be vying for the title
of Florida's Junior Miss for 2007 and a share
of $6,250 in cash scholarship awards. The
overall winner will receive a $2,000 cash
scholarship and will travel with all expenses
paid to Mobile, AL, in June 2007 to take part
in the 50th annual America's Junior Miss Na-
tional Finals. There, she will compete for the
title of America's Junior Miss and a share of
more than $100,000 in cash scholarships.
The categories in which the contestants
will be evaluated are scholastic (20%), inter-
view (25%), talent (25%), fitness (15%), and
self-expression (15%).
The young women who will compete in
the Florida's Junior Miss 2007 Scholarship
Program are:
Shawnna Joynt (Plantation, St. Thomas
Aquinas High School); Anastagia Pierre
(Plantation, Sagemont Upper School); Lauren
Elizabeth Ensley (Cantonment, Tate High
School); Kate Shoaf (Port St. Joe, Port St. Joe
High School); Kristen Nicole Barbee (Calla-
han, West Nassau High School); Leja Apple
(St.. Petersburg, Home School); Morgan Ben-
nett (Lakeland, Harrison Center for the Per-
forming Arts); Robin Michelle Fortenberry
(Pace, Pace High School); Danica Bowman
(Gulf Breeze, Gulf Breeze High School);
Katherine May McMullan (Jacksonville,
Allen D. Nease High School); Megan Eliza-
beth Lineberry (St. Augustine, Allen D. Nease
High School); and Jennifer Tedder (Perry,
Taylor County High School).
Tickets for the program are $10 and can
be purchased by calling (850)-584-2745.
The emcee for Saturday night's program
will be Kelsey Davis, Montana's Junior Miss

State In National Finals
2005. Kelsey is a student at Campbellsville
University in Kentucky and is currently work-
ing as an intern for America's Junior Miss in
Mobile, AL.
Florida's Junior Miss 2006, Laura Beard
of Ponte Verde Beach, will also participate in
the program. Laura is currently a freshman at
the University of Florida. She is the daughter
of Murray & Elise Beard.
For more information about Florida's Ju-
nior Miss, please contact Deidra Newman,
Publicity Chairman, at 850-223-3240.
Florida's Junior Miss scholarship program
is an official preliminary of America's Junior
Miss (AJM), the oldest and largest scholarship
program for high school senior girls. The
nonprofit program's goal is to honor young
women who excel and encourage them to ob-
tain a college education and assume roles of
leadership in their communities and profes-
sions. During the past 49 years, AJM has
awarded scholarships totaling more than
$87.7 million to girls across the nation, More
than 700,000 young college-bound young
women have competed in the program, in-
cluding Diane Sawyer, co-host of ABC's
"Good Morning America" and co-anchor of
"Primetime Thursday;" Deborah Norville,
host of both "Inside Edition" and MSNBC's
"Deborah Norville Tonight;" and Debra Mess-
ing, co-star of NBC's "Will & Grace."
AJM's national sponsors for 2006-2007
are the City of Mobile, Mobile County, and
the Mitchell Company. Category sponsors are
Alabama Power, Encore Rehabilitation, Mo-
bile Gas, Regions Bank, and Wintzell's Oyster
The 50th Annual AJM National Finals
will be held in Mobile, Alabama June 28-30,
For more information about AJM, contact
Mary Lee McCrory, Public Relations Director
at (800) 256-5435 or, or
visit the AJM Web site at

FMB Breaks Ground On New

Bank At
Farmers & Merchants
Bank broke ground on its sixth
Tallahassee office on
Friday, February 9th, at the
Vineyard Center, East Mahan
Drive at I-10. The bank offi-
cials, the FMB .employees,
and Allstate Construction

Vineyard Location

Company are excited to bring
the first full-service bank to
this eastside location.
In keeping with Farmers
& Merchants Bank's 100
years of customer service, the
bank officials realize the im-
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the Monticello and Jefferson
County communities to metro
Tallahassee with a full-service
location with easy access. At
FMB, we never forget that we
must earn your trust, through
high levels of dedication and
personal service to each and
every individual customer.
Farmers & Merchants
Bank expects to name the
manager within the next two
months and predicts the new
bank to open late summer
At present, Farmers &
Merchants bank operates eight
branch offices serving Monti-
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as well as Thomasville, Geor-
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By Jerome Wyche

An unknown author once said, "Prior planning makes for
better results." This is the daily objective of the employees
assigned to the Solid Waste and Recycling Department.
Because we are determined to continue to provide the citizens
of Madison County with our best effort, the work plan changes
almost on a daily basis. The ability to have the foresight to
make immediate changes is a credit to a workforce that is the
epitome of a team... hence the term "Teamwork" comes into
full focus. Empowering employees to carry out their duties
through the delegation of authority is a sound managerial tool
that enables this department to work smarter, getting better
results. I entrust the workload within the boundaries of
Madison County and the weekly tasks that require completion
to Foreman, Clay Blair, and the Office Administrator, Sharon
Smith. Combining their efforts, and that of others, this upbeat
30-person department, including the Collection Site Attendees,
functions in a mode of high expectations. When our morning
meetings end at 7:00 AM daily, everyone has their assignment.
Although sometimes challenging, "We get the job done."
Madison County is beginning to show positive signs of
growth and expansion. The employees of this department have
long acknowledged that we must make preparations to handle
the business and population expansion that are poised to hap-
pen. Updating equipment and logical assignment of human
resources is key to preparation. In addition to equipment and
personnel usage, strategic use of real property is also a part of
the equation. Effective on or about February 28, 2007, the
Solid Waste and Recycling Department will be removing the
green collection containers located on Highway 53 North (Ty
Mus'sy), Highway 146 (Little Cat Road) and Flowers Road, as
well as the containers on Highway 146 (Little Cat Road) and
Pickle Lane. Two (2) 30 cubic yard containers will be placed
at Highway 146 (Little Cat Road) and Pickle Lane as the cen-
tral collection and disposal location. The reduction of green
collection containers along the roadways in Madison County is
one of the goals of this department. Placement of the large con-
tainers at Highway 146 (Little Cat Road) and Pickle Lane will
offer greater collection capacity to our citizens.
As the Coordinator for Solid Waste and Recycling, I do
understand that this will be a deviation from the norm, when
disposing of your household waste and other materials. For
those that reside in the affected area, impacted by the change,
I solicit your assistance and cooperation in helping to make
this a smooth transition. Careful thought and objective plan-
ning are the basis for the change. After use of the central col-
lection location, I am hopeful that you will recognize the ben-
efit of this decision. To ease the feelings of anxieties, daily
monitoring and maintenance of the central collection site will
be a prioritized function of this department.
In other areas throughout the county, I am pleased to report
that Madison County is relatively clean, compared to other sur-
rounding counties. There is a noticeable increase in refuse
along some of our secondary highways and roadways. On sev-
eral occasions, citizens have alerted this department of uncar-
ing passersby disposing of household waste along roadsides.
County Ordinance No. 96-73, 'Madison County Clean
Community Ordinance, prohibits such actions "Violators of
the ordinance shall be prosecuted in the Madison County
Court. Upon conviction of a violation hereof, the violator shall
be punished by a fine up to $1,000 but not less than $300 or
imprisonment in the Madison County Jail for a period of up to
one (1) year in jail or both."
Protecting the environment is everyone's responsibility.
Keeping Madison County clean and appealing is a matter of
choice and pride. I think that we are different compared to
other cities and towns because it shows. My hat is off to The
Madison County Correctional Institute. The Correctional
Officers that supervise the state inmates, impacting our county

cleanliness deserves a round of applause. It requires a concert-
ed effort on all our behalf. As you make your way across the
winding roads of our county, give some thought to not throw-
ing trash out of your vehicle. Your actions will truly be appre-

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