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By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc. For ore
"The Good Lord protected me and my storm
family," Scott Singletary said after a tornado pictures,
ripped through Cherry Lake last Friday morn- see page
ing, March 1. 16A
who is a volunteer firefighter,
said that dispatchers with the
Madison County Sheriff's Office
I- had toned out the Cherry Lake
SVolunteer Fire Department.
"We were getting ready me,
Laura and the kids," he said,
S"when the trailer started vibrat-
ing and I heard a sound like a
roaring train. I got Laura and the
kids in a closet and I went out on
Sthe front steps. All you could
hear was that roar."
S Singletary called 911 at 2:41
Scott Singletary a.m. and told them that there was
definitely a tornado at the top of
Rocky Ford Road.
"People ask me if I heard all the trees breaking off," he said.
"The only sound you could hear was the roaring, like a giant
Singletary said that he went back in his mobile home.
"I didn't make it as far as the closet where Laura and the
kids were," he said. "I just knelt on the floor and began praying."
Singletary said that the tornado almost hit his mother's
house, before it headed straight towards his house. There were
several twists and turns that spared the life of Singletary and his
family. The tornado came within 100 yards of his home.
There was no major structure damage in the Cherry Lake
area. The porch of Doris Coody's home was blown down. She
also had some damage to her roof. Most of the damage was to
trees in the area.
Singletary lost approximately 30 acres of virgin timber. A
hunting club also lost a lot of timber. Don Bowen lost 40-60
acres of planted pines. Larry Joe Hammock lost 80 acres of
Please See Tornado, Page 16A
Approves EOC Grant
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Madison County Commission approved an acceptance
letter for an Emergency Operations Center grant at their
Wednesday, February 21, meeting.
"We're number 18 of 24 counties
in the state that received the grant,"
Emergency Management Director
Jim Stanley said.
The grant is for over $825,000. The
work on the. building will have to be
completed by June 2009.
In other business, county commis-
sioners also heard from a representa-
Jim Stanley tive for Love's Travel Stops, which
will locate at the interstate exit in
Lee. The board approved a request for a sign variance for
The board also voted to change the name of Bandit Road,
which runs between the Lee interstate exit and the Highway 53
exit, to Dale M. Leslie Road. Public Works Supervisor Jerry Mc-
Clune suggested the name change.
Ina Moore Named
Honorary Miss Lee
Ina Mae Littleton Webb
Moore was born July 21, 1924
to Ruby Davenport Littleton '
and William Cutler Littleton. .., I:
Her maternal grandparents .
were Mary Jane Calhoun and
Wilber Hodges Davenport. Her ."'
paternal grandparents were "
William Arthur Littleton and
Lula Ann Dixon Littleton.
Ina's father, Cutler, was a
well driller in the Madison area
until his death in 1955. Her
mother, Ruby, died in 1981. 7 i
The oldest of seven chil- '
dren, Ina was born at home, I. -
which is still located near Ina Mae Moore
Pinetta, or about halfway be-
tween Hickory Grove and Hanson. She has three sisters, Flo-
rence Newberry and her husband Jim, Marion Anderson, and
Judy Littleton. Florence and Marion live on the original Little-
Please See Ina Moore, Page 4A
rikes Cherry Lake
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Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley
A car that belonged to Jimmy and Ruth Hardee was destroyed by trees, blown
down by stormwinds, which ripped through Cherry Lake on Friday morning, March
1. There were no injuries and no major structural damage caused by the tornado.
Smoke At Farm Bureau Causes Scare
by JacobD emory wire naa snorted out.
Greene Publishing, Inc. The fire department unplugged the
Madison Fire and Rescue responded to cooler and set up fans to get the smoke out
a report of smoke in the Farm Bureau of the building.
building on Friday, March 1. There was no structural damage and
According to Fire Inspector Archie no injuries. The only damage was to the
Strickland, the fire department was toned wire of the cooler and to a sign that some-
out at 8:07 a.m. and arrived on the scene at one had made that was sitting near the
8:09 a.m. When they arrived, they went in- cooler.
side and discovered that the smoke was Everyone was cleared to return in the
coming from a cooler where an electrical building at 8:50 a.m.
Madison County Requests
$11 Million From Legislature
By Nikkia Ganey
YOUR CAPITOL BUREAU
Madison County has re-
quested more than $11 mil-
Nikkia Ganey renova-
Madison County Courthouse
construction of water
and sewer lines from Madi-
son to the I-10/State Road 14
construction of a facili-
ty at North Florida Communi-
ty College to boost enroll-
ment of minorities
construction of a senior
health care facility
development of a trau-
ma center at Tallahassee
Memorial Hospital to serve
10 counties, including Madi-
son County ($5,000,000); and
reclamation of the Old
Town Landfill in Greenville
The Florida Legislature
will convene March 6 for its
60-day Regular Session to
create the state's 2007-2008
House leaders said only a
few local project requests will
be funded in 2007-2008.
House Speaker Marco Rubio,
R-Miami, told House mem-
bers in a Feb. 19 memo that
local projects may be funded
if some other budget item is
Sen. Al Lawson, D-Talla-
hassee, said the House may
have agreed not to fund local
projects, but the Senate has
made no such agreement.
"Every year in the 20 years
I've been in the Legislature,
they have said we're not
funding (local projects), and
we always do."
"Funding or not, we have
to care for the people in these
rural areas like Madison
County," said Javier Escobar,
medical director of emer-
gency care at Tallahassee
Madison County is
among the 10 counties that
would be served by a trauma
center at TMH. Currently,
TMH emergency room serves
the rural counties with Life
"The trauma center will
be located close to the operat-
ing room and have all the
equipment to handle any trau-
ma patient that comes
through the door," Escobar
Warren Jones, TMH
spokesperson, said if the state
doesn't fund the new trauma
center, TMH has other plans
to fund it. "We are seeking
other private partnerships and
programs to fund the trauma
center right now. Our main
concern is the patients,"
For details on all local
funding requests in the House
of Representatives, go to
ov, click on Documents, click
on Community Budget Issue
Requests (CBiRs). Requests
are filed alphabetically by
Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the
low 70s and lows in the mid 50s.
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A discussion concerning re-
quirements to change Madison
County from a dry county to a
wet county will be heard
Wednesday, March 7, at the
Madison County Commission
The change, which would
have to be brought about by ref-
erendum, would mean that hard
liquor and wine could be sold in
the county. Currently, beer and
wine coolers are the only alco-
holic beverages sold in Madison
Other items on the agenda
1. Emergency Management
Please See Wet County, Page
Of The Year
Nominations are being ac-
cepted for the Madison County
Citizen of the Year, which is pre-
sented each year by the Greater
Madison County Chamber of
Commerce. The deadline for ap-
plications is March 31.
The award is presented to a
person, currently residing in
Madison County, who has made
a positive difference through
leadership, community involve-
ment, volunteerism and overall
public service to the community.
These activities should be
outside the duties of the individ-
ual's regular job. Previous win-
ners are not eligible.
The Citizen of the Year
serves as Grand Marshal for the
Four Freedoms Festival Parade
on April 28. This year's current
Citizen of the Year is Tim Sand-
Please See Citizen of the Year,
3 Sections, 38 Pages
Around Madison Co............5-7A
Church......................... Section C
Livestock Show............Section B
Path of Faith.......Section C
School.... ..................... ....12A
Sports.................. ........ 13A
Mostly sunny skies. High 76F.
Winds S at 5to 10 mph.
Thu 77i 51
Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the
upper 70s and lows in the low 50s.
2A Madison County Carrier www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, March 7, 2007
VIEWPOINTS & OPINIONS
With The Publisher
Ma"r Ellen Greene
Letters to the Editor are typed word for word, comma for comma, as sent to this newspaper.
Thumbs Up To Improving Road!
As of March 1, 2007, the Baptist Church at Blue Springs
has a safe road or trail to their side entrance from State Road 6.
NO THANKS to NESTLE WATERS INC.
The repair and improvements were done by T&H PAVING
out of LAKE PARK, Ga. a fine person to do business with. As
a GOD fearing person himself, he has donated TWO speed
bumps on the outline of the church property to help protect the
area from further abuse by speed DEMONS trying to see how
fast they can take the curve without rolling over. The road,
named INDIGO, is improperly identified at S.R.6, as Blue
Springs Church Road, however next year when new County
members are voted in and a lot of the Deadwood are voted out,
the proper name INDIGO STREET" will be put in place to
avoid a lot of confusion with the 911 crew who in my opinion,
are doing a good job with what little they have to work with.
The Primitive Baptist Church will welcome new members
beginning March 11.at 10 A.M. If you are unfamiliar with the
area, then use the real Blue Springs Church Rd. off of Ivy Dri-
ve. This road will take you straight to the parking lot and the
FRONT door and THIS road is County maintained, in fact, the
road graders were out bright and early this morning. THANK
GOD the County still have some who are earning their pay
checks that the tax payers are providing.
THUMBS UP TO T&H PAVING!! Thumbs down to the
Madison bottling plant.
SEE YOU IN CHURCH !
Don't forget to set the clock forward 1 hour Saturday night.
J Ervin Hagan
We Felt Overlooked At Restaurant
Me and my friend went to Denny's on hiway 53 S, Madison
on March 3 as we usually do for the past 2 years. We arrived at
9:30 am. We were seated, our order was taken at approximately
9:40 by a female caucasin waitress. She returned a few minutes
with a cup of coffee and two glasses of water and informed us
that there were two orders ahead of us that we would have our
order shortly, we thanked and she left. While we were waiting
five people came in and were seated, we observed seven orders
being taken by the same caucasin waitress. At 10:30 we sum-
moned the waitress again for a second cup of coffee and the sta-
tus of our meal, she said it was coming right up. At 10:45 I told
my friend Finally our breakfast was coming, but it wasn't our
breakfast But the (6 caucain and 1 biracial) 7 People that or-
dered after us. My Friend called the waitress asking her where
was our breakfast since our order was taken before the other
seven, she turned walked toward the kitchen, looked back and
responded "I ain't got no control over that she stated. We then
beckoned to an African American waitress when she came I ask
her was the manager in she said yes, we requested to speak to
him. She went through a door by the kitchen, came back out a
few minutes later but never said anything to us. We waited a few
more minutes, the Manager never came out to see what we
wanted so, at 11am we got up paid for the coffee and left Den-
ny's never to go back there again. We are Females African
American Seniors Residents of Madison we found barbaric as
well as out of date that this type of behavior is being displayed
Iraq War Vs. Illegal Aliens
Illegal aliens are killing more Americans, than the Iraq war.
I'll say it again; Illegal's are killing more Americans than the
Iraq war. I read that report from Family Security Matters. Fam-
ily Security Matters estimate some 2,100 or so murders are com-
mitted every year by illegal aliens in the United States.
They also went on to say, that the figure 2,100 is approxi-
mately 15 percent of all the murders, reported by the FBI in the
My friend Ken Crane is a former special agent with INS,
Immigration and Naturalization Service, a former FBI agent,
Chief of Police and a Tactical Solutions Trainer. He tells me that
the high number of Americans being killed by illegal aliens is
just part of the collateral damage that comes with tolerating il-
Ken also went on to say that the military asked for the BOR-
TAC team, the elite unit of the Border Patrol, to be detailed in
Iraq to help secure the Iraqi border. Now, if our military under-
stands that Iraq's security depends on the ability to protect those
borders against terrorists, then why isn't our country protecting
our own borders? I assume most people would rather see and
hear about Anna Smith's rotting siliconed body, then about the
Swiss cheese southern border we have. I'm ready to snatch and
bury that body myself, talk about overexposure.
"We're going on six years after 9-11, and our borders are
still full of holes. We have National Guardsmen assigned on the
border, but they are unarmed, you would think that our leading
democrats "Ted Kennedy, Barbara Boxer, Nancy Pelosi, and our
very own Bill Nelson have written the rules of engagement", if
armed Illegal's head your way, cut and run.
This situation would be very funny if it wasn't so tragic,
with our borders as open as they are, it means, to me anyway,
that drugs, criminals, and terrorists are entering our country just
as easily as the young man picking your tomatoes.
I read where there are 267,000 illegal aliens in Jails and
prisons in the US. These Illegal's are resp nsig~e for nearly
1,3(00,000 that reads "One M million TIee une ed Pousnd"
..** ,I *," ; ;, 'ir* iO ll nLa 'f~l'al' l9Tf1''1 Fur
crimes, ranging from drugs to rape and murder. These staistics,
throw a monkey wrench to the claim that illegal immigration is
a victimless crime. Then, we have another problem, and that my
friends, is the Visa Waiver Program.
The feds program enables certain nationals, from some
countries, to waiver Visas in order to travel to the United States
for tourism, or business, for 90 days or less, without obtaining a
visa. According to the U.S. State Department website, the waiv-
er program was established in 1986 with the objective of "elim-
inating unnecessary barriers to travel," helping America's
A very conservative friend of mine stopped by my shop two
weeks ago; Illegal's were on his mind. "How can I fault a man
that travels from Mexico to Florida, can't speak a word of Eng-
lish and all he wants to do is work" he then went on to say that
there are many here in Madison that will not work. My friend
was right on both counts. However, if an uneducated, non Eng-
lish speaking, Illegal, can get from Mexico to Florida without
getting challenged by anyone, what makes us think that some
person with evil intentions cant or wont do the same thing?
One Day, Cindy Will Be Boss
I certainly agree with one part of an editorial that I read in
the 23 February 2007 ER. This was written by J. Erwin Hagan.
He mentioned a woman "by the name of Cindy."
About seven years ago the State of Florida decided to widen
SR 53 north of town. They basically forced me to sell them part
of my land for several reasons, one being "sight clearance."
The State then never did what they said they were going to
do. I fought with the people in Perry for about four years and
even resorted to sending a letter to Jeb Bush which immediate-
ly got their attention. The Perry office then told me that they
had done all of the work on our property that they were going to
and if I didn't like it I could call their bosses in Lake City. So
we placed a call to Lake City. A few days later this perky little
blonde by the name of Cindy (and her boss) showed up at our
property. I guess I should also add that she was extremely in-
telligent and a good listener who was very receptive to our sug-
gestions. Within 30 minutes we came to an agreement as to
what was needed to solve the problem.
To provide the sight clearance a crew showed up and re-
moved about 20 trees. After the trees were removed, land was
graded, water flow was achieved, the land was then sodded and
the crews went home to Perry. This work took about three
months from start to finish.
All during the job we were in contact with Cindy. All DOT
employees need to watch out for her. One of these days she is
going to be your boss, and my wife and I predict she will be a
Elmer C. Spear
June B. A. Spear
Please Remember Students In Alabama
I grew up in Madison County and attended school there
most of my life. Later in life I joined the military and am cur-
rently stationed at Ft Rucker, AL. On March 1st a tornado ripped
through Enterprise, AL, which is only 5 miles from Ft Rucker.
Most of the high school students onpost attend the high school,
to include my own son, which was in the direct path of the tor-
nado that claimed the lives of 8 students. I was lucky to pick up
my son and get about two blocks from the school when the tor-
nado hit. I turned around and went back to help out.
A million memories came back to me, of the high school in
Madison when it opened its doors when I was starting 9th grade
etc. It also brought back memories of the tornado that came
through Madison years ago that devastated our county and de-
stroyed churches and hurt people as well.
Today was very humbling to me as my son and I returned to
the school. We looked at just where our car would have been sit-
ting. The parking spot sits empty and the vehicles that were
next to it on either side were both totally destroyed. My son de-
scribed to me just where he was at in the hallways etc. Our com-
munity here is in shock but slowly recovering. Like many other
parents I almost did not go pick up my son because I felt the
school would be a safer place to be at the time. I know that I
was lucky and blessed to be able to get there and get away un-
The reason I write to you is this, I want to ask the students
of Madison County High School, for just one day, to wear the
school colors of Enterprise High school (blue and white) be it
ribbon or just whatever as a tribute and/or in memory of the fall-
en students here. Several rival schools in the area here have
done so and I would appreciate the thoughts from back home as
well during this time.
SPC Catherine J (Welling) Wayt
Ft Rucker AL
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Yard Sale To Raise Money
For Lee Volunteer Fire Dept.
A community yard sale will be held Saturday, March 17, to
raise funds for the Lee Volunteer Fire Department. The yard sale
will be held from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the fire station, next to Lee
City Hall on North Highway 255 in Lee.
The fire department is in dire need of donated items to sell.
The items can be picked up at your home.
Breakfast and lunch will be available during the yard sale.
If you are interested in renting a space for a table ($10) or
donating items, please call Carolyn Boss6 at 971-5573 or Cindy
Thomas at 971-5222.
Let me take a moment to brag. I'm not bragging on myself.
I'm bragging on my nephew, Ryan Leutner, who is a pitcher for
the Wakulla War Eagles. Ryan pitched this Saturday against
Florida High. He got four strikeouts and pitched six-and-one-
third innings of a seven-inning game, en route to beating the
Florida High Seminoles.
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
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.
Lee Homecoming Day is only a few weeks away. The big
event vvill be held on Saturday, March 31. The parade will be-
gin at 10 a.m. and opening ceremonies will begin at 11 a.m. Of
course, all the fun begins earlier as the vendors will be there
bright and early showing their wares.
Vendors desiring to apply for booth space at Lee Home-
coming.Day should be ready to pay $50 for a food booth and
$25 for a booth selling any other type of items, such as arts and
crafts. Information only booths are free. For more information
or to request applications, please call Lee Town Hall at 971-
S'Hay obinthda wishes ar. e.xtfended to Travis Kervin, who
will celebrate his big day on Thursday, March 8.
Belated birthday wishes go out to Alisa Terry, who turned
three on Febrary 28; Curt and Stanley Bland who have a birth-
day on February 29; Cheyenne Sanders (who turned seven) on
March 4; Selina Phillips on March 6; Ty Flowers and Jessie Mi-
ramontes on March 6.
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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Occupation: Director the Madison County Chamber
and Youth Pastor of New of Commerce, 125 NE Range
Avenue in Madison.
Testament, teaches Algebra P ast Citizens of te Yea
Past Citizens of the Year
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"The President, the Pope, and the Prime Minister: Three Who
Changed the World" is a 2006 best seller by British historian John
O'Sullivan. It chronicles the story of how Ronald Reagan, John
Paul II, and Margaret Thatcher came to high office and formed a
coalition that changed our economic understanding, world power
structure, and spiritual foundation for the better.
It was an unlikely coalition. It was even more unlikely that
they would be elected to high office. Reagan was an actor and
nearing the sunset of his life. True, he had twice been the governor
of California but when he lost the Republican nomination to Ger-
ald Ford in 1976, it seemed his star had eclipsed. Cardinal Karol
Wojtyla faced even longer odds. He wasn't even the preeminent
Polish bishop and his fellow cardinals rarely ventured from Italy to
pick their Pope. Thatcher was the minority leader in the House of
Commons, but England had never before placed its political lead-
ership in the hands of a woman.
The environment which created their ascendancy was the
decade of the 1970s, what O'Sullivan calls the "Indian Summer of
Liberaldom" followed by the "Nightmare Years." All of the well
intentioned dreams of great societies and government solutions
canie crashing down across the west and throughout the world.
The economies of most nations were in shambles and malaise was
everywhere the future seemed bleak. To this, liberalism offered
First, Wojtyla was elevated to the Papacy in October 1978
thanks to the brief month-long reign of his predecessor. Barely six
months later, a no-confidence vote forced Britain's Labor Party to
call for national elections. The Conservative Party won the major-
ity of seats and elevated their leader, Margaret Thatcher to the post
of prime minister. A year and a half later, Ronald Reagan upset an
incumbent president. It was apparent that only radical surgery
would save the dying patients.
Watching all of this from behind the Iron Curtain was the So-
viet regime of Leonid Brezhnev. For forty years, the Soviets were
largely contained by western powers, but in the process, we had ac-
cepted the inevitability of communism where it already existed.
The newly elected Pope John Paul II did not accept this inevitabil-
ity, and he was soon joined by new leaders Thatcher and Reagan
who leant their full support.'
In the Summer of 1979 when the Pope returned to his native
SPoland, the groundwork was laid for the crumbling of Eastern Eu-
ropean communism. A combination of nationalism and religiosity
were grassroot movements that the communists could not answer.
John Paul's meeting with and support for the Gdans Shipyardo -
idarity labor movement and their leader Lech Walesa was an im-
portant milestone in the communist crackup.
In Britain, Thatcher was dealing with an economy in shambles
and persistent strikes by runaway trade unions. She instituted strict
monetary policies and soon brought the unions to heel. Her tough
questioning of socialists and communist leaders earned her the ti-
tle of "iron lady."
A personal note on the economic situation that Thatcher en-
countered upon entering office: in 1973, the Air Force sent me and
my young family to England. That first winter when Linda became'
pregnant with our second child, the coal miners went on strike.
Our small home was heated by a coal-burning Cavendish stove in
the kitchen. The Coal Board put everyone on strict fuel rations
while they tried to coax the miners back to work. Because Linda
was pregnant, we were eligible for an additional ration, but we had
to jump through more bureaucratic hoops than you can imagine to
properly heat our home. No wonder their economy was in sham-
Ronald Reagan entered the Oval Office in January 1981 and
almost immediately, survived an assassination attempt. Ironically,
both the Pone and Prime Minister would soon dodge the bullets of
assassins. With the mandate of his election and personal populari-
ty, Reagan rammed his first tax cuts through Congress. It took
more than a year for the American economy to respond and turn in
a positive direction, but the expansion which began in late 1982
proved to be a steam roller.
By this time, Britain's economy began to positively respond
and the three leaders turned to the menace of Communism. With-
out firing a shot, the West watched and nudged as the fragile foun-
dation of Communism and the Soviet Union began to crumble un-
der its own weight. In 1989 when the Berlin Wall fell, the myth of
Communism and state control was exposed for all the world to see.
Today, at the Regan Library in Simi Valley, California, a large
chunk of the fallen wall stands not far from the resting place of our
S40th president. In St. Peter's Basilica, John Paul has entered the
crypt reserved for popes. Dame Margaret is still with us, but her
sunset is near. Together, these three made a huge difference in the
world we know today.
Wet County cont from page 1A
Federally-Funded Subgrant Agreement for $9,000.00 to update
the COOP and Terrorism Annexes.
2. Status Report for the Madison County SHIP Program
through January 2007.
1. Appointment of Members to Planning and Zoning Board.
1. Public Hearing 9:00 a.m. Final Hearing to Consider an
Ordinance to Amend the Madison County Land Development
2. Proclamation for "National Living Well Week," March
3. Process to Change Road Name
4. Changes to Development Fees.
5. Discussion of Proposed State Tax Reform Issues.
6. Discussion Concerning Requirements for Local Option
PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT
1. Rails to Trails / Persimmon Street Improvements.
2. Discussion on Suwannee River Water Management Study
Mr. Bill Steves.
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Drifton Farms in Monticello is
pleased to announce that we are.t
hosting a St. Patrick's Day
Hunter/Jumper Show on March 17th. i
This event is open to all hunter jumpers
and is sanctioned by Southern Hunter
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to download the entry form for your
If you have any questions,
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ton home site and Judy lives in Gainesville. A brother Henry and his wife Carolyn live in Bokeelia
and a brother Eugene and his friend Nadine live in Umatilla. A third brother, William Cutler Lit-
tleton Jr. (Billy) continued the family business as a well driller until his death in 2002. Billy and
his wife Glendyle's son, Mike, continues the family business of drilling wells today.
Ina attended public schools in Pinetta. When asked about one of her favorite things to do, she
said, "Swimming in Blue Springs."
The family was also very active in the Hanson United Methodist Church and Ina states she
accepted Christ there at age 10. Ina also took piano lessons from Mrs. Willie Clare Copeland;
Ina graduated from Pinetta School on May 26, 1941. She then attended two semesters at Pineland
College in Deland. Her college days were cut. short by the college's closure shortly after she fin-
ished her second semester.
Ina would return to college many years later. The summer after she returned home from col-
lege, Ina met her future husband and father of her children at a peanut shelling party. Per Ina,
"John Clifford Webb, Sr. was a young widower and a good-looking soldier."
On her 18th birthday (July 21,1942), Ina worked in tobacco all morning and in the afternoon
she and Clifford went to Russell Williams's house and got married.
Ina relates that during the early years of their marriage, she and Clifford rented a single room
to live in while Clifford was stationed at Columbus and then Ft. Benning, Ga. Their first two chil-
dren, JoeAnn (July 26,1943) and John C. Jr. (September 22,1944) were born in Columbus, Ga.,
and Ft. Benning, Ga., respectively. Life was soon to take a difficult turn for Ina and Clifford as
he was declared disabled in 1945 and was given an honorable medical discharge from the United
Ina and Clifford came home to Madison County and by 1946 they were farming acreage about
five miles south of Lee. Clifford's parents, Lewis and Alice Deloach Webb, and Clifford's siblings
(Amanda, Newt, Etha and Carmen) provided Ina with plenty of company. During this time Clif-
ford also worked a short time for Independent life Insurance
Company. This too would not last long as Clifford's health
would continue to decline. During these early years Ina recalls
the hard work she encountered, caring for children, her home
and farming. She described digging up persimmon bushes with
|. a hoe and shovel as that was all that there was to farm with.
She remembers, "The biggest cash crop was tobacco, about
two acres. Everything was.done by hand, setting out the plant,
watering and replanting, cropping, cooking, packing and selling.
The first tobacco setter we ever owned was also owned by three
other farmers and that was in the early 60's."
S" Ina also recalls having several horses that all died from en-
cephalitis. Her favorite horse that she occasionally rode around
Sthe farm was named Strawberry.
" Over the next eight years, Ina and Clifford had two more chil-
dren. Coye Franklin was born August 1,1950 and Juanita Max-
ine was born October 24,1953.
Ina and Clifford continued to farm. Ina recalls the long days
gardening, canning vegetables, cooking for tobacco help, and
1| picking up pecans, as well as caring for the Webb children and
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The Webb children remember how hard times were, espe-
cially on their mama. Clifford's health continued to decline and
that meant extra chores and responsibilities for everyone. Ina
would stay at the hospital with Clifford for long periods of time,
then care for him at home as his illness had paralyzed him and
he required continual nursing care. Ina continued to work hard,
day in and day out. Through her example, Ina's children also
alexJa'hdlu aeti keri~6! tdJt:ithd'l~rk.1 ThtIIe ree that
"even though mama was confrntted wihth' t-mobst i1i t :of
circumstances, she remained strong in her faith in God-,coura-
geous beyond all belief, and determined to keep us all in line and
love us, regardless of what we tried to do. She was and still is an
In June of 1964, Clifford died at age 45, leaving Ina to finish
raising the two younger children. By this time John'c had mar-
ried Marlene Kay Plain and they had two young sons. JoeAnn
was also married and had one son. John'c lived just around the
comer and took over the farming activities. During the next few
years, Ina would take in sewing as well as help care for her
mother, mother-in law, and grandchildren. She also became very
active in the Lee First Baptist Church. Ina continued to have a
vegetable garden as her children always expected her to bring
her famous creamed corn to all the family gatherings. In the late
60's Ina began taking college credit classes at North Florida
Community College. All those previous years of providing nurs-
ing care to Clifford became the catalyst for her to make the de-
cision to enroll in the Registered Nursing Program at Lake City
Community College. On July 29, 1972, Ina graduated from
nursing program and for the next 17 years, she would work the
evening shift at the Madison County Memorial Hospital.
After eleven-and-one-half years of widowhood, Ina developed
a close friendship with a widower and former patient who was
recovering from a broken arm. Ina and Mellous Moore eloped to
Folkston, Ga. and were married on December 13, 1975. She
laughingly recalls that she even paid the justice of the peace to
perform the ceremony because Mellous did not bring any ion-
ey with him. Ina's children now included Mellous and his late
wife Adel's daughter, Hilda Humphrey and Mellous's sisters.
Over the next several years Ina would continue to work as a RN,
and she and Mellous would enjoy gardening and attending the
Methodist Church together. In 1990, Ina retired from the Madi-
son Hospital and became a full-time wife, mother, grandmother,
great-grandmother, gardener, church worker and recorder of his-
tory. During this time Ina created volumes of albums containing
snapshots (that she would take) and clippings of events in the
lives of her family members.
Mellous died in July 1995, and shortly thereafter, Ina built a
new and smaller home next to her oldest son, John'c. Coye
Frank and his wife Judy live nearby on the "old" Webb home
site. JoeAnn, her husband Dave Wiggins and Nita, along with
her husband Tom Fico live in Madison.
Though her health has declined some, Ina still enjoys the an-
nual Littleton family reunion, visiting her sisters, having friends
and family visit her, and outings with her friends and family. She
continues to enjoy her activities at the First United Methodist
Church in Lee, weekly Bible study, reading, her garden and her
flowers. She receives special enjoyment from her cat "Tiger."
Ina still records "history" as it is related to her "church family"
and her descendants. And even now, she still worries and frets
over wasting time and not getting done everything she needs to
When asked about her closing comments for this article, Ina
had very little to say. When the issue is pressed a bit more, she
gives me something she has written down. It reads: "God has
been good to me. I have a good measure of health for my age.
My children are all alive and well as are my 12 grown grand-
children and 23 great-grand-children. I can walk, talk, think and
work some. I have a comfortable home here and an eternal home
reserved for me in Heaven."
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AROUND MADISON COUNTY
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KIDS L.I.V.E. (Living In Victory Everyday) New Life
Christian Church, on US 90 West is having movie night Friday
March 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. We invite all local kids to come and en-
joy free, drinks and snacks and then watch "Facing the Giants"
with us. Registration at the door required for all children (adults
also welcome). Call 973-3950 for more information.
March 9 and 10
The Florida Pyrotechnic Arts Guild will be hosting a private
event March 9 and 10 just off Emerald Drive south of Madison.
Fireworks will be discharged from 5 -10 p.m. on March 9th. and
12 1 p.m. and 5 -10 p.m. on March 10th.
Unity Baptist Church will be holding its annual "Old Fash-
ion Day," beginning at 2 p.m. There will be several antique trac-
tors and other equipment for your viewing pleasure. Activities
will be planned during the afternoon for the children. You are in-
vited to come dressed in your favorite "Old Fashion Day
clothes." Worship Services will be held at 5 p.m., followed by
dinner at 6 p.m. A bonfire with old fashion singing and a hay ride
will conclude our day. Come join us for a fun-filled day of ac-
The 55 Plus Club will meet at noon on March 14, at the Unit-
ed Methodist Community Center. The center is located about 5
miles North of Madison on Highway 145. The luncheon of soup,
sandwiches, dessert and iced tea will be hosted by the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church. 55 Plus Club is for seniors 55 years of age
and older and is open to any, one in the community of any faith.
There are no fees of any kind and no reservations are necessary.
For more information about 55 Plus Club or any outreach
ministry of the United Methodist Cooperative Ministries contact
the coordinator at 973-2646.
March 16 and 17
AARP Driver Safety Program will be held at the Ag. Build-
ing from 9 a.m,- 1p.m.. For more information Please Call Rich
Olsen 584-2193 or Rebecca Miller 973-4138.
Lee Volunteer Fire Department will be having a Yard Sale,
March 17 from 8 3 PM at the LFVD Building on 225 in Lee Do-
nated items accepted at Lee City Hall and the Fire Dept. Build-
ing. Anyone interested in renting a space contact Carolyn at 971-
5573. For more information, contact Carolyn at 971-5573 or
Cindy at 971-5222. Food will be available to purchase for break-
fast and lunch.
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it ity Fimily Home Childeqa; t-! ,Early ,ear ig, Coalition Of"
fice in Greenville frpm 6:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m. For more informa-
tion call 385-0551 ext. 309.
Abstinence Community Rally is set for Saturday March 24th
from 8 a.m. 12 noon at the Van H Priest Auditorium. Adults and
youth 9 and up. Motivational speakers focusing on the message,
"I Stand Up For What Is Right."helping to teach life skills to
avoid premarital sex, drugs, alcohol and other high risk behav-
iors. Refreshments, Free Admissions and Door Prizes. Hosted by
Madison County Health Department in partnership with A Coali-
tion for an Alcohol and Drug Free Community, North Florida
Community College, and Madison County School District.
The Christian Motorcycle Association will meet at the Madi-
son Public Library. Following the meeting, the bikers will take a
ride on their motorcycles. All bikers are welcome. For more in-
formation, please call Phil Roberts at 948-3374.,
On the following Saturdays, March 24 and April 28 Join
members of the Friends of the Suwannee River State Park for
birding walks within the Suwannee River State Park at 8 a.m., 13
miles west of Live Oak on US 90. Entrance fee required for park.
Contact: Walter and Beth Schoenfelder, 971-5354, wbs@surf-
Madison County Chapter of the Charmettes, Inc. presents a
Black History Moment entitled "Superior Styles Cabaret"
Theme: "Let us celebrate Black History Month 365 days!"On
March 25th, at 3 p.m., Madison County Recreational Center.
If you are a full-figured woman or Big/Tall man interested in
modeling at this event, please contact: Charmette Kaytrena
Joseph, Charmette Sherika Duncan 673-9996. Community lead-
ers are welcome to participate. PLEASE SEE ANY
CHARMETTE FOR TICKETS.
Madison County Central School will be holding a meeting
for parents of 8th Graders, to discuss requirements for High
School. The Meeting will be from 5-6 pm. in the MCCS Media
Center. The School is urging all parents to attend.
The Lee Homecoming Dinner will be 6:30 p.m., at Lee
United Methodist Church.
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The family of Katie Bell Fox would like to thank everyone
for their visits, phone calls, cards, flowers, food and thoughtful-
ness following her passing. We appreciate every one of you.
My God bless you,
The Fox Family
Laverne McCall, age 91,
died Thursday, March 1, 2007
Graveside Funeral ser-
vices were held Sunday March
4, at 2 p.m. at. Macedonia
Cemetery. The family re-
ceived friends Saturday,
March 3, from 6-8 p.m. at
Beggs Funeral Home, Madi-
son Chapel. Beggs Funeral
Home is in charge of arrange-
She was born in Madison,
Florida, where she was a life-
long resident. She was a home-
maker and a nurse's aide at
Suwannee Valley Hospital,
Live Oak, FL. She was a mem-
ber of First Baptist Church,
She is survived by two sis-
iters; Lillian Allen and Lela
Curry, both of Lee; a sister-in-
law; Eula Welch of Lee, and a
host of loving nieces and
Lester Reginald Rourk,
age 68, of Greenville, died
Friday, March 2, 2007 In Tal-
lahassee. Family received
friends Monday from 6-8 p.m.
at Beggs. Funeral services
were, Tuesday, March 6, at 11
a.m. at Beggs Funeral Home
in Madison. Burial followed at
Cherry Lake United Methodist
Church Cemetery with Full
Rourk was a native of
Tampa, living in Perry until
1994, at which time he moved
to and made his home in.
Greenville. He retired after 20
years from the US Air Force.
He was a member of the
Cherry Lake United Methodist
Church; retired from the De-
partment of Corrections;
member of The Sons of Con-
federacy; and was an active
member of the Boy Scouts of
Survivors include two sis-
ters, Jean Mirick of Rockwell,
Mass., and Lennie Saffold of
Tampa; adopted son, Joe De-
witt, of Greenville; adopted
grandson, T.J. Dewitt; and
adopted granddaughter, Elisa
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
This is a non-partisan election for ALL Registered Voters
residing in the City of Greenville. The City of Greenville
Election will be held on Tuesday, March 13, 2007. The polls will
open at 7 am and close at 7 pm. This event will take place at the
Senior Citizens Building in Greenville, Florida, located at 166
SW Onslow Street.
All voters are reminded, you are required to provide photo ID,
such as Florida Driver's License, Florida Identification Card,
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A Lee community yard
sale will be held Saturday,
March 17, to raise funds for
the Lee Volunteer Fire Depart-
ment. The yard sale will be
held from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the
fire station, next to Lee City
Hall on North Highway 255 in
The fire department is in
dire need of donated items to
sell. The items can be picked
up at your home.
Breakfast and lunch will
be available at the yard sale.
If you are interested in
renting a space for a table
($10) or donating items, please
call Carolyn Boss6 at 971-
5573 or Cindy Thomas at 971'-
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55 PLUS CLUB TO HEAR ABOUT
The 55 Plus Club will meet at noon on
March 14 at the United Methodist Community
Center. The center is located about 5 miles North
of Madison on Highway 145. The First United
Methodist Church will host the luncheon of soup,
sandwiches, dessert and iced tea.
9 Plus Club is for seniors 55 years, of age
ard older and is open to any one in the communi-
.; of any faith. There aremno fees of any kind and
ho reservations are necessary.
Arden Brown and Stuart Fenneman will pre-
sent the program. They will tell about the Shirley
Barksdale Foundation, and the Barksdale Farm,
which is located in Madison County, west of
Kenny Hall is president of the Barksdale
Foundation; Stuart Fenneman is Vice President;
and Arden Brown is Site Project Manager. This is
a non-profit organization, which gives emphasis
to special need individuals, but it is for all per-
sons. Shirley Barksdale, who once owned the
farm, and made arrangements before her death
for this foundation, was once a dedicated Special
Those attending 55 Plus Club will have the
opportunity after the luncheon and program to
visit Barksdale Farm. Directions will be given
and Arden Brown and Stuart Fenneman will open
the Farm gate, as well as being on-site to point
out the buildings and answer any questions. This
is a very generous invitation from the Barksdale
For more information about 55 Plus Club or
any outreach ministry of the United Methodist
Cooperative Ministries contact the coordinator at
O'Reilly Auto Parts is
pleased to announce the open-
ing of their store #1726, in
Madison, FL. The store is lo-
cated at 667 East Base St. The
new store is conveniently lo-
cated to serve all of your auto
The store will be celebrat-
ing a grand opening that will
begin on February 28th
through March 13th, 2007. As
part of the grand opening cel-
ebration, there will be a rib-
bon-cutting ceremony begin-
ning at 11:00 a.m. on
3/8/2007. Jim Turvey (District
Manager), Bruce Reagan
(Store Manager), and several
Chamber .nrmb'ers will be in
attendan- Brw," .';,-n, on
behalf of t_.. -. e croen'any,
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the Senior r cil of
O'Reilly Auto Parts re-
lates that they are honored to
be a part of such a worthwhile
If you have not had an op-
portunity to stop by and meet
Bruce Reagan and the TEAM,
stop by during the grand open-
ing celebration. While you're
in the store, be sure and regis-
ter for a $200.00 O'Reilly gift
card that will be drawn for on
March 18th, 2007.
When you visit the new
O'Reilly store, you'll find
store personnel to assist you.
O'Reilly offers a low
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.0 day, February 25 at/
12:02 pm. He
weighed 6 pounds
S12 oz. and was 20
inches long. The
proud parents are
SJannie and Frankie
Hodge Sr.. Octavi-
ous has two broth-
ers, Frankie J.
Hodge, Jr. and Or- ".
tavious J. Hodge, and
one big sister, Fran-
drecia L. Hodge. His ma-
ternal grandparents are the
Slate James (Dick) Stephens of Madison, and
Moses and Dorothy Peterson of'Jacksonville. Pa-
ternal grandparents are the late John and Tessie
Hodge of Madison. He has one great-grandma,
Lovie (Dukke) Stephens of Orlando. Octaviousl
S has a host of aunties, uncles, and cousins. We all '
love'you and are happy to have you in our lives.
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Jimmy King, left, and Freddy Pitts with their awards.
The Madison County Farm Bureau is indeed proud of their
local office staff, headed by long-time Agency Manager Freddy
Pitts. Working along-side Freddy has been Jimmy King, who has
worked for.Farm Bureau Insurance more than 20 years.
In addition to doing their normal job of making sure all
Farm Bureau members are covered by Farm Bureau Insurance,
both men have been extraordinarily involved in the Federation
side of the organization. Both attend every Legislative Meeting
sponsored by Farm Bureau, and are totally involved in the Madi-
son County Farm Bureau Fund-Raising event at the Sunbelt
Agricultural Expo in Moultrie Georgia.
Recently, the local agents attended the State Wide Farm Bu-
reau Insurance Agents Annual Awards Banquet held in Ocala,
Florida, and both agents walked away with several awards.
Pitts received the Field Underwriting Award of the Year, for
District 1. This award is presented to folks who do an outstand-
ing job of writing good business for the company, as well as
managing other agents for doing the same.
King was named the State's Top Agent for Farm Bureau
Bank Referrals, and was named the overall 8th top agent in Life
and Health policies in force for the entire state. Jimmy was also
ranked 8th in the state in Top Twenty Career Agents.
According to local president Jeffery Hamrick, Madison
County Farm Bureau is indeed proud of both Pitts and King.
"They have done a great job of serving Madison County Farm
Bureau Members for more than 20 years, and it is directly be-
cause of them, that the Madison County Farm Bureau is as
strong as we are. We could not be successful without Freddy and
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Madison County Carrier 7A
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IMadison Farm Bureau
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1 Food Check-Out Day
4-H boys and girls were guests of the Madison Rotary Club last week. Left to
right are: Amanda Cone; Josh Rodriguez; Allison Cone; Dillon Moore; Opie Peavy,
a Rotary member; and Lane Peavy. (Photo submitted)
Madison Rotary Club Hears
County Animal Problems
Nancy reierson ana dreni wnhiman
are pictured at the recent Madison Rotary
Club meeting. Whitman has been ap-
proved for membership in the local Ro-
tary Club. (Photo submitted)
W a s
to have as its guests this
week several of the young
people who will be exhibit-
ing their animals at the
North Florida Livestock
Show and Sale. Many
tickets were sold for the
annual raffle and all Rotar-
ians have high hopes for a
The guest speaker for
the day was Jamie
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Rotarian Elmer Spears, left invited
Jamie Willoughby to be the guest speaker
at the Madison Rotary Club meeting.
They were instrumental in getting the en-
tire County Commission to attend the late
February meeting. (Photo submitted)
Willoughby, Director of
Madison County Animal
Control, who gave a very
and articulate presentation
on animal control in Madi-
son County and some of
the issues and problems
that are faced nearly every
day. "It is hard to believe
that in an enlightened age
as ours is supposed to be,
that dogs are still being
maimed and killed in ille-
gal dog fights," he told.
showed several disturbing
photos of animals that had
been abused and/or ne-
glected by their owners.
In the absence of the
Rotary President and the
ate Past-President, the
Rev. Phil'Heard, conduct-
ed the meeting. Rotarian
Elmer Spears, who invit-
ed Willoughby to be the
guest speaker, was instru-
mental in getting the en-
tire County Commission to
attend the meeting in sup-
port of one of Madison's
favorite sons. June Spear
was also in attendance.
Jim Catron had as his
Rotary guest Linda Brown.
Brent Whitman has
been approved for mem-
bership in the Madison
Rotary Club and will be a
welcome addition to the
many fine men and women
who constitute the Madi-
son Rotary Club. Persons
interested in becoming Ro-
tarians are encouraged to
contact Alston Kelley or
the club secretary, Jim
The Madison County
Farm Bureau recently cele-
brated Annual Food Check
Out Day at the Ronald Mc-
Donald House in Tallahassee,
by sponsoring a huge lun-
cheon for over 50 dignitaries
and other guests.
In addition, Madison and
surrounding counties donated
over $800 worth of fresh
Florida produced meats and
dairy products to the Charity.
Food Check Out Day is
the 36th day of the calendar
Of The Florida Trail
Association Will Hold
It's Monthly Meeting
The Suwannee Chapter of
the Florida Trail Association will
hold its monthly meeting on
Monday, March 12, 2007 at the
Suwannee River Water Man-
agement District from 7-9 p.m.,
on US 90 and CR 49, 2 miles
east of Live Oak. The Public is
The program will feature
Biologist Jennifer Glover of the
Reed Bingham State Park near
Adel, GA. She will share with
everyone information about the
Park and native animals of the
After the program, stay for
a discussion about Suwannee
Chapter's upcoming tours and
trips, many of which are open to
Monticello Opera House
Robin Kessinger, National
Flatpicking Champion Gui-
tarist, returns to the Monticello
Opera House for his third annu-
al performance Friday, March
9, at 8 p.m.
Robin puts on an amazing
show of bluegrass and Ap-
palachian music which has de-
lighted our audiences two years
in a row. As "Bluegrass Unlim-
ited Magazine" put it, "When
Robin performs, you can hear
the ghosts of generations past
He has been featured on
PBS and BBC television spe-
cials, and on NPR Radio shows.
Tickets will be sold at the
door. For more information, call.
year and it designates the to-
tal number of days the aver-
age American Family needs
to work in order to earn
enough money to purchase
their family groceries for the
entire year. Statistics generat-
ed by USDA says Food
Check Out Day is usually cel-
ebrated during the first week
of February each year.
Tax Freedom Day is a bit
different. It takes the same
American family working till
April, about the 77th day, in
order to earn enough money,
to pay for all federal taxes!
What does this mean?
Very simply, it means that
food is a bargain in the good
ole USA. Farmers and ranch-
ers do a great job of providing
a good, wholesome and abun-
dant food supply for all
Americans to enjoy,,said Gin-
ny Paarlberg, who attended -
the Celebration this year.
Farm Bureau women from
Lafayette, Suwannee, Madi-
son, Jefferson, and Leon also
attended the Celebration.
In addition to the lun-
cheon, for the first time,
Florida Farm Bureau Presi-
dent, John Hoblick, attended
"The Ronald McDonald
House has been the recipient
of the grocery give-away for
Nearly 10 years," said.Paarl-
berg. "We like to work with
such a great Charity like the
Ronald McDonald House,
because they do such a great
job of providing a much-
needed service to families
with sick children," she
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Tips For Plan
IlJt is,.a.,good.idea, to.select. a theme for
your wedding before embarking on the jour-
ney of making wedding plans. By having a
theme in mind, you will find it easier to
make decisions when it comes to making
your bookings for your gowns, location and
other wedding items.
A well-planned theme wedding also
gives you the pleasure of knowing your
guests will attend a memorable wedding,
where everything has been well thought out
& executed for their maximum enjoyment.
Your "es-theme" will rise knowing your
guests will leave your wedding with sweet
memories of how personal & different your
wedding was. A theme wedding also offers
a good reflection of you & your partners.
personalities as you incorporate your likes
& hobbies into the scheme of themes.... and
what better time to do this than at the start
of your lives together.
We offer you some suggestions of easy-
to-implement themes but do not stop here.
Let your imagination run wild as you put to-
gether a wedding, that is meaningful to you
and enjoyable for your.guests. Talk to a rep-
utable Wedding Consultant if you-need help
with the "how-to's", the "where-to's" and
Having a Theme Wedding will require
good planning. Here are some of the things
to look out for:
Food While selecting a menu that suits
your theme, be sensitive to the needs of ALL
your guests. There may be age-group &/or
Location Be sure to. decide if you want
to have an indoor or outdoor wedding. Have
an estimate of the number of guests you will
ning The Theme Wedding of Your Dreams
be having on-hand before booking a site.
Decoration Get help from friends or
hire a Professional.
Outfits Inform your designer of the
theme you are having and listen to his/her
suggestions. Do remember to wear only
something you can be move around comfort-
Favours Something in line with the
wedding theme so guests have something to
take home with them.
Guests Choose a theme your guests
will be comfortable with. You may not be
one but be
sure to have
If your e -
to get in-
T h e
can live your
Charming & Cinderella fantasy (complete
with evil stepmother-in-law!!!)
Food Serve food that's fanciful &
dreamy. Have each course served amidst dry
ice to conjure up the magical.
S*' Location With the wave of
S' a magic wand & preferably
with the help of a profession-
'-?' al wedding decorator, any
J function room can be trans-
L formed into your palace.
.Decor Think ice carvings. Get:a pro-
fessional decorator % edding'"t'o create the
image of being in the enchanted kingdom.
Outfits Big princess ball-gown, (mag-
ic wand to be included). Groom must wear a
Guests Persuade your guests to arrive
in costumes. Get key people in your wed-
ding party to go all out with their garb!
Tell them he/she lights up your life.
Light up the candles....l0ts of them. Create
an ambience of romance.
Say It With
e c bflected in
of buds. Se-
lect a flower
chose 3 dif-
Matthiola as her wedding flowers because
the first letters of the flowers spelt out her
husband Tim's name.
Flowers can be used to decorate the
church, the reception area, the
home and even the food dis-
play. The same flower(s ican
be used in the bouquets and
the car decoration. As a thank
you to your guests for attend-
ing your wedding, how ,,bout
prpeenting them with a stalk of your favorite
Sflower.- f '"-.
You can have a heart theme for your
wedding. Decorate everything with hearts,
whether in different colours or in a single
colour. Big hearts, small hearts. You may
even wish to have little hearts sewn onto
your wedding gown. A good designer will be
able to incorporate any theme into your
Now, guess the shape of the wedding
Bursting With Love
Love is definitely in the AIR when
you use balloons as a theme. Available in
all shapes, sizes & colours, you can use
balloons anyway you please. You can
even set up a balloon shaping booth to
keep the kids entertained. There is noth-
ing more festive than to walk under a
ceiling flooded with helium-filled bal-
The above are just some ideas you
can use to have the wedding of your
dreams. You may even have an ethnic
theme, a seashell wedding, a beach wed-
ding, .a garden wedding. The choices are
endless. The important thing to remem-
ber is to create that special moment for
yourself & your guests. Once you decide
on your wedding theme, you can start
your shopping for all the other wedding
For help with the planning & imple-
menting of your theme wedding, you
may wish to consider hiring the services
of a wedding consultant who can give
you ideas & put it all together for you.
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HEALTH AND NUT'RITI'ION
Protection At Work Can Prevent
Painful Injuries And Even Blindness
Close to 35,000 American Employees Injured Their Eyes on the Job and Required Time Off From Work
As millions of Americans
head out to work today, they
may not realize that their eye-
sight may be at risk. Buddy
and Willie were working on an
electrical. substation when it
exploded. Both employees
received second degree burns
on their heads and hands.
The only part of their faces
that was not burned was where
their safety glasses were. The
glasses most certainly saved
their sight. Jay and Jason
were at work when they inad-
vertently struck a 6-foot fluo-
rescent light bulb overhead.
Fortunately, both employees
were wearing safety goggles,
which prevented the falling
glass from entering their eyes.
Diana was assisting in the
hook-up and removal of a die
from a flatbed semi-tractor
trailer. She slipped and fell to
the ground, where her safety
glasses were struck by the end
of a pipe. Had she not been
wearing her safety glasses, the
pipe would have penetrated
hei eye causing significant
These are just a few of the
examples of how imperative
eye protection is on the job.
In 2005, the Bureau of Labor
Statistics, U.S. Department of
Labor, reported that more than
1.2 million American workers
were injured and required re-
cuperation away from work.
Of that number, 34,740 were
The report also showed
that painful chemical burns
were the most common eye in-
jury, followed by cuts, lacera-
tions and putqtinfs- .,it' be-
yond the emotional and physi-
cal toll of these injuries is the
financial one. In 2003, the
U.S. Department of Labor es-
timated that eye injuries to-
taled more than $300 million a
year in lost production time,
medical expenses ind worker
The good news is that 90
percent of all job-related eye
injuries can be prevented sim-
ply by wearing the proper pro-
tection. In order to encourage
employers and employees to
work together to practice eye
safety on the job, Prevent
Blindness America has desig-
nated March as "Workplace
Eye Health and Safety
Month." The national non-
profit group has also created
the Wise Owl@ Eye Safety
Recognition Program. Be-
yohd providing safety educa-
tion materials to employers to
help their employees avoid
eye accidents, the program
also recognizes companies
and individuals who have
saved vision through dedica-
tion to eye protection. In fact,
since 1948, the program has
recognized more than 86,000
individuals for following eye
safety procedures and saving
their sight by wearing ap-
proved protective eyewear.
"Whether you're on a job
site or working behind a desk,
it is so important to protect
one of your most valuable as-
sets- your vision," said
Daniel D. Garrett, senior vice
president of.Prevent Blindness..
Although most eye in-
juries occur in manufacturing,
production and construction
industries, those that work
with computers for long peri-
ods of time may also notice
changes in their vision. Com-
puter screens give off little or
no harmful radiation, but
workers who use them every
day may feel their eyes are
sore, irritated or fatigued.
Prevent Blindness America of-
fers these tips to help create a
more comfortable workspace:
Place your computer
screen 20 to 26" away from
your eyes and a little below
eye level to ease neck strain
and to help keep your eyes
from drying out.
Change the lighting to
lower glare and harsh reflec-
Take breaks to stretch,
stand up and rest your eyes to
reduce eye and muscle fatigue.
Try to remember to blink
often and keep eye drops at
your desk to keep eyes lubri-
If you notice any
changes in your vision, see
your eye doctor right away to"
make sure your eyes are
Prevent Blindness Ameri-
ca offers several free fact
sheets and brochures to safety
managers and consumers in-
cluding Eye Safety is No Acci-
dent, Workplace Safety Quiz
and Computers & Your Eyes.
Employers may also request
information on the Wise Owl
safety education program by
calling 1-800-331-2020 or by
Facts About Prevent
Founded in 1908, Preven
Blindness America is the na
tion's leading volunteer eye
health and safety organization
dedicated to fighting blindness
and saving sight. Focused on
promoting a continuum of vi
sion care, Prevent Blindness
America touches the lives o:
millions of people each yea
through public and profession
al education, advocacy, comr
unity and patient service
programs and research.
These services are made
possible through the generous
support of the American pub-
lic. Together with a network
of affiliates, divisions and
chapters, it's committed to
eliminating preventable blind
ness in America. For mor
information, or to make a con
tribution to the sight-saving
fund, call 1-800-331-2020 or
visit us on the Web a
Colorectal Cancer is can
cer that occurs in the colon or
rectum. The colon is the large
intestine or large bowel. The
rectum is the passageway con
necting the colon to the anus.
Colorectal cancer is the
-seoond leading cancer.killa.-in
the U.S. But if everyone 50 or
older had regular screening
tests, at least one third ol
deaths from this cancer could
Colorectal cancer occurs
most often in people 50 and
older. The risk increases with
age. Both men and women
can get colorectal cancer.'
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Our entire healthcare team focuses on just one thing: you. When you
choose Shands Live Oak Medical Group for care. dedicated physicians.
nurses. patient representatives and staff are here to provide the medical
services you and your family need with the greatest convenience possible.
"Colorectal cancer often has
no symptoms, so please
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Its that appointment with your doctor you keep putting off,
that exam with your doctor you just don't want to have, and you
rationalize it by saying, "It won't happen to me." But the fact is
that all women are at risk for breast cancer, and living in denial or
not getting screened only increases that risk.
In the state of Florida, 13,430 new breast cancer cases are es-
timated to be diagnosed in 2005. Nationwide, more than 211,240
women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and approximately
t 40,410 women will lose their lives from the disease this year.
To help recognize the importance of an open dialogue, I
e would like to take this opportunity to share some tips on preven-
n tion and early detection with my friends and neighbors.
s Aside from skin cancer, breast cancer is the most frequently
n diagnosed cancer in women in Ameri- 1
ca; however, early detection and
s prompt treatment can significantly re-
f duce the suffering and deaths caused
r by this disease.
The combination of monthly
- breast self-exams, yearly clinical
e breast exams, and regular mammo- ,
grams beginning at age 40 is the best
e way to detect breast cancer in its earli-
s est and most treatable stages.
- Breast Self-Exam (BSE): Every
k woman should examine her breasts i
d once a month to check for physical.
D changes. If you are unsure of how to
- perform a breast self-exam, ask your health care provider to
e demonstrate and explain the ideal time to conduct one. It is very
- important for women to.become familiar with
g their breasts and understand what feels normal. Start early, begin-
r ning at age 20.
t Clinical Breast Exam (CBE): Be sure to ask your health
care provider to give you a clinical breast exam each year. The
exam consists of checking the breasts for any changes, lumps, or
other possible warning signs of breast cancer through physical
touch and appearance. You should begin having clinical breast ex-
ams in your 20's and 30's.
S Mammography: Beginning at age 40, all women should ',
have an annual mammogram. It is a good idea to have a baseline
mammogram at age 35. The mammogram is an,"x-ray" of the
breast and is the most effective method of detecting breast
changes that may be cancer, long before physical symptoms
r can be seen or felt. ,-
It is also important to know that while all men and women are
Sat risk. some women are at a high risk. What groups are these? /.
Age itself is a risk factor for breast cancer, of which many women
are not aware. About 77 percent of the women diagnosed are over
the age of 50.
Also at high risk are women with a family history of breast
i.. oaniin .ar ligh prik,. womiwn with inherited abnoihal genes.
r women who have previously had cancer in one breaskt.'"aia obeser
g women with sedentary lifestyles. :
f Breast cancer is often detected in its earliest stage as an ab- -
1 normality on a mammogram before it can be-felt by a \ oman or
by her health care provider. The following may occur when a can- -
cer has grown to the point where physical signs and symptoms are
s present: breast lump or thickening; swelling, redness or tender-
1 ness; skin or nipple changes in color or texture; dimpling or puck--
1 ering of the skin; nipple pain, discharge, scaliness or retraction;
I and, lumps under the armpit area. If you experience any of these
symptoms, see your health care provider immediately.
Some other common sense prevention tips that are appropriate .7
beyond breast cancer as well are to eat a low fat diet, exercise
regularly, and not smoke. And if you suspect that you are at high ;
risk for the disease, talk to your health care provider. With the
strides being made in prevention, there are drugs available to help
prevent breast cancer for the higher risk categories.
If you would like additional iiiformation on cancer preven-
tion, please contact the Cancer Research and Prevention Foun-
dation at 1-800-227-CRFA or visit the web site at www.prevent-
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Seek Immediate Treatment
If Rabies Suspected
If an animal bites you- cat, dog, ferret, raccoon or bat do
you need to worry about rabies?
Rabies is a viral infection that affects the central nervous
system. It's spread in the saliva of infected animals. Because
rabies is so severe, it's critical to take the proper steps after
contact with a potentially rabid animal.
The December issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter offers
advice on rabies prevention.
Consider unprovoked bites from wild animals to be po-
tentially rabid. Try to capture the wild animal if it's safe to
do so so it can be tested for rabies. Testing involves destroy-
ing the animal and examining the brain tissue.
In the event of unprovoked bites from a domestic dog. cat
or ferret, especially if it is acting ill, the animal should be con-
fined for 10 days and observed by a veterinarian for signs of
After a suspect bite, thoroughly wash the wound and seek
medical attention as soon as possible. Only a few people in the
United States die of rabies each year. But the disease is almost
always incurable once established.
Bats are a special concern because they have small teeth
that don't always leave bite marks. If you awake to find a bat
in your room. or if you find a bat in the room of an unattend-
ed child, assume contact has occurred and seek medical advice
at once. Try to capture the bat for testing.
If it's determined that rabies is a possibility, treatment
must begin at once.
Treatment isn't as painful as
S. it once was and is very effective.
SNo one in the United States has
contracted rabies after receiving
prompt and appropriate treatment
after an exposure.
Calcium deficiency occurs In Females
In Their Preteens Through Adulthood
By Ashley Bell
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Nine out of ten teenage
girls do not receive enough
calcium, according to the
United States Department of
Agriculture. The recommend-
ed calcium intake is 1,300 mg,
during the ages of nine
through eighteen. This daily
intake of calcium in adoles-
cents today will determine
their bone density later in life
and may pre-
from having ,
The pro- .
bone loss of
and an in-
porosis. It is
often not di-
agnosable, until after frac-
tures, due to no symptoms or
At approximately age 16,
the bones will have already
passed the phase of rapid
growth and bone modeling.
After this phase, the skeleton
will then be in the process of
constant remodeling for the
rest of that person's life.
Although 99 percent of
the body's calcium is stored in
the bones and teeth, the re-
maining one-percent is essen-
tial and comes from dietary
habits and bones. Since the
bones are the "back-up" sup-
ply of calcium, it is impera-
tive to con-
sume the dai-
calcium to not
all its calci-
dairy, such as
milk, cheeses and yogurt. Al-
ternative resources of calcium
for those who are lactose in-
tolerant are breads, cereals,
and orange juices, broccoli,
collard greens, turnip greens,
kale, mustard greens, bok
choy, canned salmon and sar-
dines, shellfish, almonds.
Brazil nuts and dried beans
are also good sources of calci-
um. Eating these food prod-
ucts will decrease the risk of
osteoporosis, help build
strong bones, and is also es-
sential for the heart, muscles,
and nerves, to function accu-
rately and for blood to clot
Supplements are a good
way of ingesting calcium, but
a multi-vitamin is not suffi-
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supplements to take, along
with a calcium infused diet.
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SCHOOL & EDUCATION
New Testament Christian School students, Adrian Peters, and Jerrod Reader, start
research, after reading the rules, on the Rotary Club Essay Contest. (Photo submitted)
Tracking Madison History
Students willing to
"work" on Spring Break this
year by spending part of that
week on research, and writing
an essay, could earn a consid-
erable amount of money. The
Madison Rotary is offering
one thousand dollars as schol-
arship money for essays on
Madison County histories.
Already researching is
Adrian Peters, son of
Duwayne Peters and Christine
Peters. He is a junior at New
Testament Christian Center in
Madison. A native of Madi-
son, Adrian is especially inter-
ested in pursuing history in
college. His hobbies include
fishing, reading, video-gam-
ing and enjoying his friends.
Adrian enjoys playing the
keyboard at youth services
and special events at his
church, New Testament Chris-
Another New Testament
Christian Center researcher is
Jerrod Reader, son of Mike
Reader and Michelle Rooney.
Jerrod, a native son, plans to
attend Massachusetts Institute
of Technology (MIT) for an
engineering degree, and then
looks forward to a job with
someone like Northrop-Grum-
Jerrod lives with his step-
mother and father, and a two-
year-old brother in Lee. He
enjoys, in his spare-time, read-
ing, video-gaming, and baby-
sitting. His step-grandfather is
Pastor Pat Doyle, of New Tes-
tament Christian Center.
The Rotary offers first
place winners of this essay
contest, based on a Madison
County theme, $500. The sec-
ond place winner will receive
$300. The third place winner
will receive $200.
Brian' O'Connell, Service
Projects Director for the
Madison Rotary Club, can be
available to answer questions
on the particulars of the essay
The rules are spelled out
in the February 16, 2007 issue
of the Madison Enterprise-
Recorder. Failure to comply
with contest rules will result in
Adrian and Jerrod are pic-
tured using the facilities at
Elmer's Genealogy, but the
Madison County and North
Florida Community College
libraries are all good places to
The period eligible to be
covered in this contest covers
from the 1700s to 1975. But
within that historical range,
personal interviews with
members of the historical so-
ciety, etc., could also be ap-
Submissions must be
postmarked no later than
March 31st, and mailed to:
The Madison County Founda-
tion for Excellence in Educa-
tion Essay Contest Commit-
tee, P. 0. Box 181, Madison,
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Provided by Brad Bashaw, Edward Jones
As you're probably aware, the traditional pension
plan has not fared so well in recent years. In fact, many
large companies have frozen or discontinued their
plans. Congress passed laws last year to strengthen pen-
sions, but some other provisions of this legislation may
interest you even if you don't have a pension especial-
ly if ;you may be 0omirig into an inheritance, that
includes a 401(k).
And a 401(k) can be a sizable bequest. By the time
many people retire, their 401(k) or other employer-
sponsored retirement plan such as a 403(b) or 457(b)
- may be their biggest single financial asset. Even if
they died before depleting the funds in their 401(k) or
other plan, they might still have a large chunk of money
to pass on. It's never been much of a problem to leave
this money to a spouse, who could roll the funds into an
IRA. Once the money was in this IRA, the surviving
spouse could continue enjoying the benefits of tax-
However, non-spouse beneficiaries such as chil-
dren, grandchildren, siblings and domestic partners -
did not have this luxury. When these beneficiaries
inherited a 401(k) or other retirement plan, they were
generally forced to take the entire balance within five
years of the account owner's death and some plans
required them to take the payout as a lump sum within
one year. These accelerated payments were likely to
create what is euphemistically called a "taxable event."
In plain English, this means that if you were a non-
spouse beneficiary, you were likely to take a big tax hit
after you inherited the 401(k) or other retirement plan.
Now, however, things have changed, thanks to the
new pension laws. Effective Jan. 1 of this year, if you
are a non-spouse beneficiary, you can transfer an inher-
ited 401(k) or other retirement plan into an IRA. And
that means you can "stretch out" distributions and taxes
over your lifetime, rather than being forced to take
withdrawals immediately or over a period of a few
years. By stretching this inherited account, you can con-
tinue to enjoy tax-deferred growth, which can create a
significantly greater amount of income over your life-
Clearly, this can be a huge advantage to you. But
you need to make sure you're following the correct pro-
cedure. In "legalese," you have to make what's known
as a trustee-to-trustee transfer by establishing an "inher-
ited" IRA and have the check from the 401(k) or other
plan made payable to the trustee or custodian of this
IRA. Once this account is established, you can't con-
tribute anything more to it or roll the money into any
other IRA you might have.
Your financial advisor can help you set up the
inherited IRA and invest the distributions from the
401(k) or other plan to help you meet your financial
goals in a way that is appropriate for your individual
risk tolerance. You may also want to consult with your
tax advisor before transferring funds from the retire-
ment plan to the IRA.
In any case, once you learn that you are going to
inherit a 401(k) or other retirement plan, start doing
your homework right away. If managed correctly, this
type of inheritance can make a big difference in your
life so make the most of your opportunity.
Brad Bashaw EdwardJones
114 SW Range Avenue
P.O. Box 631
Madison, FL 32341
Bus 850-973-8334 Fax 877-516-2596
Hm 386-362-6204 Toll Free 866-973-8334
Serving Individual Investors Since 1871
Free Preschool Screening
Free Preschool Screening Lee... All children will be
for ages 3 years to 4 years 6 Lee Elementary School screened in the following
months. Date: Wednesday, March 14 areas: Functional Hearing
Locations: Time: 3pm 6pm and Vision, Speech/Lan-
guage Development, Mo-
Madison... Pinetta... .
tor Development, and
Madison County Central Pinetta Elementary School
School Lunchroom Date: Thursday, March 15 Concepts.
Date: Wednesday, March 7 Time: 3pm 6pm Screening results for
Time: 3pm 6pm. each child will be individ-
Madison... ually shared with parents.
Greenville... Madison County Central (Parents should plan
Greenville Elementary School School Lunchroom approximately two hours
Date: Tuesday, March 13 Date: Thursday, April 26 time to complete screen-
Time: 3pm 6pm. Time: 3pm 6pm ing.)
Lillie Fulford Selected As A
Lillie Fulford, daughter of
Millie Fulford and Frank Ful-
ford, all of Tallahassee, has
been selected as a "People-To
-People Ambassador." She is
also the granddaughter of
George and Jo Willis of Madi-
son and the great-niece of Mil-
dred Bruner of Madison
Lillie is an eighth grade
student at Elizabeth Cobb
Middle School in Tallahassee
where she was nominated for
Tips For A
By Ashley Bell
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Alcohol-related crashes kill
more people ages 16 to 20 than
any other age group, according
to the National Highway Safety
Administration (NHTSA). Dur-
ing prom time there is more of a
chance of these types of acci-
dents to occur.
However, drunk driving is
not the only thing parents and
teens should be concerned
about. Here are a few tips on
how to keep safe during Prom
Give your parents the
complete plan for the night, so if
something were to happen, your
parents would know how to lo-
Provide your parents with
cell phone numbers of the peo-
ple you will be with, and num-
bers of the after-prom party, in
case of an emergency.
Always travel with a
group of people; there is
strength in numbers.
Remember to completely
charge your cell phone, keep it
on, and keep it on you the entire
Never distract the driver
of a vehicle and always remem-
ber to fasten your seatbelt.
If you see a person ex-
hibiting signs of alcohol poison-
ing, immediately call 911. Signs
are vomiting, breathing slow,
unconsciousness, turning pale
blue and/or having a seizure.
Remember, these are sup-
posed to be the times of your
lives, don't ruin them by making
irresponsible decisions. But
most importantly, have fun and
take loads of pictures.
the program by the teachers
and school administrators. She
is an outstanding academic
scholar and part of the magnet
Program for Leon County.
She is also very active in
the Baptist Youth Group at her
church and enjoys playing the
Ambassador Program was es-
tablished by Dwight D. Elsen-
hower in 1958 to promote pos-
itive relationships around the
world through the sharing of
ideas and cultures. The pro-
gram provides a great oppor-
tunity for the youth of the
United States to travel and
learn firsthand about people of
other countries as well as
share their own culture with
Middle school students
were chosen from among'hun-
dreds of nominees and Lillie is
among 20 who were selected
to tour England, Scotland, Ire-
land and Wales this summer.
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Nominations Being Accepted For
Madison County's Citizen Of The Year
Nominations are being accepted for the Madison County Citizen of the
Year, which is presented each year by The Greater Madison County
Chamber of Commerce. The deadline for applications is March 31, 2007.
The award is presented to a person, currently residing in Madison County,
who has made a positive difference through leadership, community
involvement, volunteerism and overall public service to our community.
These activities should be outside the duties of the individual's regular job.
Previous winners are not eligible.
The Citizen of the Year serves as Grand Marshal of the Four Freedoms
Festival Parade on April 28th, 2007. This year's current Citizen of the Year
is Tim Sanders.
Applications for Citizen of the Year may be picked up at the Madison
County Chamber of Commerce, 125 NE Range Avenue, Madison.
~,Wednesday, March 7, 2007
Madison County Carrier 13A
Lady Panthers Maul Lady Marauders
.; By Jacob Bembry
. Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Madison Academy Lady Panthers pounced on and
mauled the Maclay Lady Marauders in two baseball games
played February 26 and February 28.
0 The Lady Panthers won the first game 19-0. The game was
bicalled after five-and-a-half innings due to the mercy rule.
The second game was called after five innings with the
'"iLady Panthers ahead 20-2.
S Ashlyn Welch catches a hit at shortstop, during Lady
'-Panther action last week. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo
by Emerald Kinsley, February 26, 2007)
Meghan Maultsby catches a ball that was hit to her,
on the pitcher's mound, during last week's softball ac-
tion. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley,
February 26, 2007)
Cowgirls Blast John
Paul II In Softball Action
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Madison County High School Cowgirls' softball team
blasted John Paul II 24-0 in action played at the Cowgirls' softball
field on Tuesday evening, February
Jessica Pickles led the Cow-
girls' offense, going three for three,
with a grand slam, three runs and six
Ashley Rutherford went three
for three with two runs and three
Allyce Rutherford went two
for two with a double, three runs
and an RBI. She was also walked
Ashley Haynes was the win-
ning pitcher, improving her record
to 1-1 on the season.
Locally Owned & Operated
811 NE Oats Ave. Madison, FL 32340
Players for the Lady Panthers include: Logan Groover, Tay-
lor Hudson, Brooke Kinsley, Cheltsie Kinsley, Meghan Maults-
by, Kailee Morris, Kasey Odom, Mikayla Plain, Brooke Schae-
fer, Emily Webb, Rachael Webb and Ashlyn Welch.
The Lady Panthers play against Holy Comforter at home on
Thursday, March 8, and against Trinity at home on Friday,
March 9. Home games are played at the Madison County Recre-
ation Field, on US 90 West.
JerriAnn Gray is the Lady Panthers' head coach.
Brooke Kinsley was caught on camera as she puts
the runner out, coming in to first base. (Greene Publish-
ing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley, February 26, 2007)
Ethan Pickles Named Young
Adult National Champion
In ASA's Hoyt USA
Mississippi Pro/AM Shoot
Ethan Pickles, .
16-ye'ar-old son of
Karen and Troy
Pickles of Madison,
was named Young
Adult National .
Archery S hooters
Hoyt USA Missis-
sippi Pro/AM com-
petition held March
2 4 in Hattiesburg,
MS. After finishing
third in the McKen- .
zie Targets Pro/Am
National event held
in Gainesville, Flori-
da on February 2 4, Pickles currently has a 6-point lead in the
Shooter of the Year standings.
Pickles competes against other boys ranging in age from 15 -
17 years in the Young Adult class. For his first place win, Pickles
received a plaque and $197 from ASA, $100 from TRU-Ball Re-
leases, and $100 from Extreme Archery products. In addition,
Pickles, shot in the Team shoot on Friday and his team won $80
each after a shoot-off to determine first and second place.
Pickles competes with a 2006 Constitution Compound Bow
made by BowTech and will begin shooting with the new 2007
Commander. Pickles is coached by his father, Troy Pickles. Both
father and son shoot for Team BowTech.
Pickles will shoot in several local shoots before traveling to
Paris, TX on March 23 25 to compete in the next ASA National
event: the Carbon Express/BowTech ProAm Shoot.
Pickles is in the 10th grade at Madison County High School.
In addition to archery, Pickles enjoys hunting and tinkering on his
truck. Pickles is the grandson of Joe and Faye Todd and Leo and
Laredo Pickles, all of Madison.
Pickles is locally sponsored by Mr. Jimmy Davis of Jimmy
Davis Enterprises. In the Tallahassee area, Pickles shoots for and
uses Seminole Outdoors for all his bow shop needs. In addition,
Pickles is also sponsored by BowTech (bow), Extreme Archery
Products (sights and stabilizers), TRU-Ball (releases), Easton (ar-
rows), Duravane (fletching), and TrophyTaker (arrow rest).
Belts Grand Slam
In Rout Of John Paul II
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Jessica Pickles received a
mention in the Friday, February
23, Tallahassee Democrat.
The Democrat's sports sec-
tion urged readers to keep an
eye on Pickles, a senior at
Madison County High School.
Pickles had a grand game
against John Paul H, going 3
for 3 and belting a grand slam.
Pickles also scored three
runs and had six RBIs in the
game, which the Cowgirls won
24-0. Jessica Pickles
On the season, Pickles has
a .538 batting average and a .571 on-base percentage.
She is the 17-year-old daughter of Troy and Karen Pickles
Future plans for Jessica include enrolling in the Registered
Nursing program at North Florida Community College.
Away from school, Jessica is active in her church youth group
at New Home Baptist Church. She also enjoys singing.
Jessica is employed by Madison County Memorial Hospital,
where she works part-time with the "Biggest Loser" diet program.
Lady Warriors Defeat
Lady Bulldogs In Tennis
By Jacob Bembry becca Wilkes of Suwannee 8-0.
Greene Publishing, Inc. Rebekah Aman of Aucilla
The Aucilla Christian defeated Michelle Poole of
Academy Lady Warriors beat Suwannee 8-0.
the Suwannee Tori Hender-
High Lady son of Suwan-
Bulldogs four nee defeated
matches to ^ 4 Nildd Hamrick
three in ladies ,j of Aucilla 8-6.
tennis played Brittany Lax-
Friday, Febru- ton of Suwan-
ary 23, on the nee defeated
Aucilla tennis Sarah Sorenson
courts. of Aucilla 8-6.
.In _singles .. -In doubles
Courtney Connell and
Connell of Au- Jackson defeat-
cilla defeated ed Sine and
Sydney Sine Poole 8-3.
8-0. Aman and
Kaitlin Hamrick defeat-
Jackson ofAucilla defeated Re- ed Laxton and Henderson 8-0.
4-6" & 6-8" Channel Catfish
Largemouth Bass Black Crappie (if avail.)
Bluegill (Coppernose & Hybrid) Redear
8-11" White Amur Grass Carp
We will service you at:
Farmers Co-op of Madison in Madison, FL
TUES., Mar. 13 From: 4-5 PM
or To Pre-Order, call Arkansas Pondstockers,
1-800-843-4748 Walk-ups Welcome
"A Cut Above"
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Jeremy Camp, Steven Curtis Chapman
Newsong, Sanctus Real & Hawk Nelson
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14A Madison County Carrier
Wednesday, March 7, 2007
SOFA & LOVESEAT, Brand NEW Southeast Regional
LEATHER, still wrapped, lifetime 1D Home Weekends
warranty, sacrifice $795. (delivery envillHe oite lAllen Freight Services is now offer-
available). (850) 425-8374 ing southeast regional runs for class
DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry a entsl HOME WEEKLY A drivers who need to be home
DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry Mileage Bonus Rider .uppLpnt W nffr mnrphp n
sdnekee s. We offer a com rehen-
Design & Free Estimates
Home Care for Seniors
Will assist with activities of daily
living, NFCC Patient Care Techni-
cian Certificate. CPR & CNA Cer-
tified Available now. Call Beverly
I build sheds, decks, handicap
ramps, exterior carpentry work,
window and door replacement.
Call Bob: 850-242-9342
Land Clearing, Ponds, Stump Re-
moval, Demolition, and Roads. No
Job Too Small. Free Estimates. Call
Paul Kinsley at 850-973-6326
700ACRES JEFFERSON CO.
March 10 at 6:30 p.m.
1693 SW Mosley Hall Rd.
(CR360) Madison, Florida
M/C. VISA & DEBIT CARDS
THIS WEEK- THE RETURN
OF HAULER PAT FROM AL-
From a television shopping show!
FOOD FUN & GIVE-A-WAYS
Heated /AC /Comfy seats
5 p.m. Preview
Food starts.at 5:30 p.m.
Directions From 1-10: Take SR14
SW to stop sign. Turn right on
SR14/360. AT'fork in toad. Bear
fright onto SW Mosley Hall Rd.
(CR360).Past fire house, on left.
NEW QUEEN POSTER bedroom
set bed, dresser, mirror, chest, 2
nightstands. $4,000 value, must sell
25 lbs. of
table, 2 arm & 4 side chairs, lighted
china cabinet. Brand new in boxes,
can deliver. Must move, $799. 850-
SOLID WOOD Cherry sleigh bed -
BRAND NEW in box, $275. (850)
Deluxe Vulcan convection oven,
superior cooking & baking perfor-
mance. Measures 40" wide x 41
1/2" deep, $1,000. Perfect for
restaurants & convenience stores.
850-212-4311, 570-4453 or 997-
Queen Pillow-Top Mattress Set.
Brand new in in plastic with war-
ranty $150. 850-222-9879
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
Wanted to rent: single retired
man. would like to rent small
house/mobile home in quiet
country setting.Please call Bri-
Celebrate Spring with a new
Backyard Waterfeature! Wake
your existing garden pond from
winter the proper way. See us for
ALL your Watergarden needs.
Creatures Featured Pet Shop. Madi-
son, FL 850-973-3488.
southernn llias of
C\ kadison Cpaartments
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.
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."
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
2 bedroom, 1 bath, SW mobile
home, Jim Clark R st, last
and b. $350
For Rent Near Blue Springs
One Bd; One Bth house; Large Liv-
ingroom; Diningroom with
Screened Porch; Carport. Private,
with Large Yard, No Pets. One year
lease, $500 per month, $500 securi-
ty deposit. (423) 878-5152
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,
No Job Too Small Free Estimates
Call Paul Kinsley
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
Call Tommy Greene
Two 1 acre lots on small lake
Pinetta area Madison County, own-
er financing 17,900 each. Landcall-
Two lots, two trailers 12x40 for
sale. 152 SW Florida Loop, 850-
News / School/ Sports
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
Part-time newspaper delivery
person. Must have valid driver's
license. Night-time job, Tuesday
night & Thursday night, approx-
imately 2-3 hours per night. Ap-
ply in person at the Madison
County Carrier, 1695 South
Johnson & Johnson Transport,
Inc. 2 Drivers needed to work
Tues-Sat PM shift. Benefits in-
clude: 401K, health insurance,
uniforms, paid vacation. CDL
Class A is required. Apply in per-
son at 1607 W. US Hwy 90, Madi-
son, FL between 8:00 AM and
5:00 PM Mon-Fri. 850-973-2277
SUBSTITUTE BUS DRIVERS
CALL IVAN JOHNSON WITH
Greenville Hills Academy
Hiring Administrative Assistant,
MS Office knowledge needed.
Possess good organizational skills.
Apply in person or contact Teresa
MHM Services, a leader in provid-
ing mental healthcare to correction-
al systems, has a full-time exciting
opening at the Taylor Correctional
Institution in Perry. If you are ready
to work with a unique team in a se-
cure setting, join us today!
Candidates must be an LMHC,
LCSW, LMFT or a registered intern
with the state.
We offer excellent compensation
and a comprehensive and very gen-
erous benefits package. Email re-
sume to Cathy Laidlaw at: claid-
(800) 566-1291; fax (954) 748-
LPN or RN needed
Suwannee Health Care Center
1620 E. Helvenston St.
Live Oak, FL 32064
Please Contact Angela Akins or
Amelia Tompkins at 386-362-7860
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.
Taylor County Health Dept.
Closing Date: 3/15/07
Annual Salary Range: $36,000 to
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday -
Requires valid Florida RN license
and at least 1 year of clinical expe-
rience. This position will work in
all areas of Health Department,
such as Primary Care, Obstetrics,
Disease, Women's Health and case
management. Applicants may apply
https://peoplefirst.n vflorida. corn
or contact Joanie Cruce, RN, Nurs-
ing Director at (850) 584-5087 ext.
Sl ~lll R
I Program -Late Model Equip.-
Class A CDL+ lyr. OTR req'd
ext. 238,243 or 277
Madison County Public Works /
Job Title: Machine Operator
Salary: starts at $11.04/Hr.
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 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
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, Madiso#,-FL
32340. For further informatio6rf61'
the job itself, contact the Depart-
ment of Public Works / Road De-
partment Office at Phone Number
Madison County is an Equal Op-
portunity Employer and
a Drug Free Workplace.
sive benefit package, late model
equipment and 95% no touch
freight. For more information, ex-
perienced divers may call Randy at
800-632-8769. Inexperienced dri-
vers call Lavonna at 877-440-7890
or you can go to our website for ba-
sic requirements www.ptsi-
RNs & LPNs
MHM Services, a leader in provid-
ing healthcare to correctional sys-
tems, has exciting openings at the
Taylor Correctional Institution in
Perry. If you are ready to work with
a unique team in a secure setting,
join us today!
RNs FT/Days & Nights and PRN
LPNs PRN for Days & Nights
We offer excellent compensation
and a comprehensive and very gen-
erous benefits package. Email re-
sume to Cathy Laidlaw at: claid-
(800) 566-1291; fax (954) 748-
Local CDL driver needed; must
have 3-5 years of experience; home
daily; off most weekends. Call
Tommy or Debbie Davis 971-5456.
If no answer leave a message.
Drivers: Dedicated Runs! No-
Touch Freight! Home thru the
week and weekends! Great Pay,
BCBS! browntrucking.com 800-
CLASS A CDL DRIVERS
NEEDED TO RUN DEDICATED
ROUND TRIPS FROM MADI-
SON PAID HOURLY 17.19 BASE
+3.12 BENEFIT 1 MOVING
,MIN. 25 YRS AGE -CALL LEE-
Dietary Aide- Part-time for a.m. &
p.m. shifts. Cook- PRN -both
shifts. We are small, but are a part
..of a wonderful: c fipahy 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.
$ AVON $
In 2007 Start Your Own Business
Start Up Kit $10
Deadline For Classified Advertising
Is At 3:30 p.m. On
The Monday Of The Week
You Want Your Ad To Run.
A Whole Lot Of Band For Your Buck!!!
Classified Ads Are $12 For 196 charact
(including spaces). Your Ad Will Be Publisi
In Both The Madison County Carrier And 1
Enterprise Recorder As Well As Being Pla,
On The World Wide Web!
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
MICHAEL EDWIN GRAHAM, ak/a
MICHAEL E. GRAHAM
CASE NO. 2007-20-CP
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
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 :i
Court for Madison County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Post Of-
fice Box 237, Madison, 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 .k
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-
TER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY .
(30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON !
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
THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OFTHIS
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIMEPERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice is February 28, 2007.
Attorney for Personal Representative: Personal Representative:
Scot B. Copeland BrendaS. Graham
Scot B. Copeland (FBN 0156681) P.O. Box 87
Law Offices of Scot B. Copeland, P.L. Greenville, FL 32331
174 East Base Street
Madison, FL 32340
Ph: (850) 973-4100
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
SIN AND FOR MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA
THOMAS J. BEGGS, IV,
CASE NO.: 2006-534-CA
JOE THOMAS, a/k/a JOSEPH THOMAS;
MARY THOMAS; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1;
UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and UNKNOWN
PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY,
,;THROUGI,. NDER..ORAGAINST.A N4AI e,,,,.. .. ....., ..
pBN9fl Wi~Til4,HACTION, OR HAVING
OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE
OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE .
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Defailt Finl Judgment
of Foreclosure dated February 22, 2007, in which THOMAS J. BEGGS, IV is the
Plaintiff and JOE THOMAS, a/k/a JOSEPH THOMAS; MARY THOMAS; UN-
KNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and UNKNOWN PART [ES
CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DE-
FENDANT TO THIS ACTION; OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY
RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED are De-
fendants, I, TIM SANDERS, Clerk of the Court, ill 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 along said centerline a dis-
tance of 474.06 feet; thence North 89 Degrees 54 Minutes 32 Seconds East a distance of
S 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 AssociatiobArticles and
Protective and Restrictive Covenants as more particularly described in OfficalRecord
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 in-
formation 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.
SIf 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.
I If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771.
F WITNESS my hand and the official seal of said Court, this 22nd day of
'" February, 2007 at Madison, Madison County, Florida.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Scot B. Copeland (FBN 0156681)
LAW OFFICES OF SCOT B. COPELAND, P.L.
174 East Base Street
Madison, Florida 32340
NOTICE OF SALE
SUnder the authority of the Self-Service Storage Facility Act. Section 83.805, the follow-
ing property has been seized for nonpayment of rent:
Debbra Mundt Unit 7 Household items
Jimmy Walker Unit 19 Household items
Yolanda Robinson Unit 33 Household items
The property will be sold at a public sale on Saturday, March 17, 2007 at 9:00 a.m. at
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"Emergency Management and Madison dispatch were a
lot of help, alerting us and letting us know what was com-
ing," he said. "It was an experience I don't want to go
Reflecting a moment on what had happened and the fact
that his family and his neighbors had been spared, Singletary
said, "Prayer works."
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county know what was coming. In 15 or 20 minutes, Emer-
gency Management was able to contact about 40 residents in
"The fire departments were out. Law enforcement was
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supposed to be doing," Stanley said.
Stanley said that the American Red Cross had been
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