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THE SPIRIT OF MADISON COUNTY
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By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
'Circuit Judge Leandra
Johnson re-set Michael
Dover's murder trial to begin
Dover's trial had been set
for last month, but was can-
celled after not enough mem-
Please see Dover, Page 4A
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing. Inc.
The Madison County
Commission will hold its sec-
ond regular meeting of the
month on Wednesday, March
23, beginning at 9 a.m. in the
County Conunissioners Meet-
Please see County Commis-
sion, Page 4A
Attorney General Bill Mc-
Collum recently announce that
his office has launched a for-
mal investigation into a com-
pany selling insurance-like
products to seniors in Florida,
Please see Scam Page 4A
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A woman was injured as a
two-car wreck caused $20,000
in damages to the vehicles on
Saturday, March 17, at mid-
night, at tie 258-mile marker.
According to a Florida
Highway Patrol report,
Michael B. Tyson, Jr., 21, of
Miami, was driving west on
Interstate 10 in the inside lane
Please see Rollover, Page 4A
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A teenager and a woman
were injured in a two-car acci-
dent at the intersection of
Highway 90 and Pickle Lane
According to a Florida
Highway Patrol report, An-
drew C. Norris, 17, of Madi-
son, was traveling east on
Highway 90 in a 1995 Ford
pickup. Denise L. Scott, 32, of
Please see Wreck, Page 4A
TWO INJURED IN FOUR-CAR WRECK
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A man was critically injured and his passenger was serious-
ly injured in a four-vehicle traffic accident on Wednesday
evening, March 14, at the 266-mile marker on Interstate 10.
According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, Rodger D.
Lockridge, 60, of Iuka, Miss.; Julius P. Moreland, of Lake City;
and Nelda M. Cord, of Santa Rosa Beach, were all traveling
eastbound in the outside lane. Danielle M. Castellvi, 23, of Tam-
pa, was traveling eastbound in the inside lane.
Lockridge was traveling at a high rate of speed in his 2003
Pontiac and failed to see Moreland, who was driving a slower
moving 1985 Ford pickup, ahead.
Lockridge's Pontiac struck the rear of the pickup and then
spun clockwise out of control and overturned on its left side.
A 2005 Kia, driven by Cord, and a 2003 Jeep, driven by
Castellvi, struck debris that was left in the roadway from Lock-
Lockridge and his passenger, who was not identified, were
transported to Shands Hospital in Jacksonville for treatment.
The Lee Community Volunteer Fire Department, Madison
County EMS, the Madison County Sheriff's Office, the Florida
Highway Patrol, the Department of Agriculture, the Department
of Transportation, Suwannee County EMS and the Florida High-
way Patrol all responded to the scene.
FHP Trooper Allen Kennard was the investigating officer.
Man Drowns In Blue Springs
A 51-year-old Yatesville, Ga. man drowned at Blue Springs State Park at ap-
proximately 3 p.m. on Friday, March 16.
At approximately 3:34 p.m. on Friday, Gay Swift,.the seasonal park ranger
for Blue Springs, contacted the Madison County Sheriff's Office to report the ap-
parent drowning. Sergeant Freddie Register, Lieutenant Mark W. Joost and the
Madison County Sheriff's Office diver, Corporal Alan R. Whigham, responded
to the scene.
Preliminary investigation revealed that, at approximately 2 p.m., Jerry
"Dean" Barnhart entered Martz Sink with his friend, and diving companion, Har-
ry "Rusty" Bowen, of Franklin, Tenn. Their destination was an area known a S
Please see Blue Springs, Page 4A
Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Emerald Kinsley
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
T.J.'s Family Fun Center was burglarized over the weekend.
According to a Madison Police Department report, Patrolman David Jarvis
was told by someone at the Fast Track at 633 South Duval Street that it appeared
that someone had broken into the Fun Center.
An investigation revealed that a window had been smashed. Inside it was
discovered that money was missing and that beer had been stolen.
Patrolman Joel Oquendo assisted Jarvis with the investigation, which is con-
Pnoro uourresy or ACion rmoows
Firefighters and EMS work to extract one of the victims of a crash last Wednes-
day evening. Both victims were taken to Shands of Jacksonville, where they were
treated for trauma wounds.
MCHS Students Participate In Blue And White Day
y Ashley Bell member of the stunt team for EHS and a member of the EHS singing nior, was outstanding in English.
reene Publishing, Inc. cheerleaders. Michele Wilson, sopho- group. Michael "Mikey" Tompkins, Katie Shrunk, junior, played both the
Thursday, March 15th, the Madi- more, was a member of the Jr ROTC. senior, was a member of the baseball clarinet and the oboe in the band and
Dn County High School was over- AJ Jackson, junior, was a member of team and a technician for the EHS was a member of the Key Club. Jamie
ome by students dressed in Blue and the stunt team for EHS Cheerleaders singing group. Peter "PJ" Dunn, ju- Vidensek, senior, was a member of the
Vhite in honor of the tragedy that the Anchor Club, a committed supporter
enterprise High School (EHS) in En- of the EHS Soccer team, and a com-
rprise, Alabama experienced. munity volunteer. Michael Bowen, ju-
At Enterprise High School, their nior, played the trumpet in the band.
ascot is the Wildcats; their colors are In addition to the students lost at
lue and white, approximately 1,350 ii the Enterprise High School, the actual
udents were enrolled in their school, facility sustained major damages. The
nd on March 1st, eight of them per- students are having their classes at En-
hed in the tornado that rampaged terprise-Ozark College, a local com-
irough their town. munity college.
The students who lost their lives
were all passionately involved in their
school. Ryan Mohler, a junior, was a
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Around Madison Co....................5-10A
Crim e Page......................................4A
H ealth................................... 14- 5A
For Melanie Wieland
Crowned Miss Madison 2007;
CJE(TfSIE XJLSN EY
Crowned Teen Miss Madison 2007
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Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley
Cheltsie Kinsley, left, was chosen Teen Miss Madison Coun-
ty and Kristin Sirmon, right, was chosen Miss Madison County
in the pageant held Saturday evening, March 17. For full story
and photos of Saturday evening's pageant, as well as Saturday
morning's Tots to 'Tweens pageant, please see pages 10 and
Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Ashley Bell
On Blue and White Day, students and faculty alike demonstrated
their remorse for the students who passed away at Enterprise High
School. Back row, left to right: Rev. Rodney Irvine, J.J. Johns, Brandon
Floyd, Brad Bruton, and Jack McClellan. Front row, left to right: Robbie
Griffin, Alexis Stalnaker, Amy Newman, and Amber Cooper.
2A Madison County Carrier www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, March 21, 2007
VIEWPOINTS & OPINIONS
With The Publisher
Mary Ellen Greene
Nothing Makes Grandparents Prouder
Than When Their Grandchildren "Shine"
It is normal for children to want assurance that they are
loved. The Husband and I have always loved each child, and
each grandchild "the best." That's right. Each and every one of
our children and our grandchildren are our favorites.
Today's column is bragging rights on two of our grandchil-
dren, Cheltsie and Brooke Kinsley. They are the daughters of
Emerald, our daughter, and her husband, Paul, our very favorite
The two girls were contestants in the "Miss Madison Coun-
ty Pageant, 2007" this past Saturday, March 17. Cheltsie, 14,
was in the "Teen Miss Madison," category, while her sister,
Brooke, 12, was in the "Junior Miss Madison." .
Every girl in the pageant was a winner. There were no
losers. All were beautiful, poised, and graceful. Madison Coun-
ty has got to have the most beautiful girls in Florida.
Watching our girls perform brought back many, many won-
derful memories of the years we watched their mother, Emerald,
as she, too, enjoyed being in, and winning beauty pageants.
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Letters to the Editor are typed word for word, comma for comma, as sent to this newspaper.
Congressman Crenshaw To Congress:
Leave The War To Our Military Commanders
Proposes Amendment to FY07 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Bill
Congressman Ander Crenshaw recently proposed an
amendment to the FY07 Emergency Supplemental Appropri-
ations bill during the House Appropriations Committee
markup expressing the sense of Congress that its role in the
Iraq war should remain limited to oversight, and the man-
agement of our armed forces and the war effort should be left
to our military conimanders on the ground. The amendment
was accepted unanimously by the full committee.
"It is the responsibility of our military commanders to
give the orders to our armed forces, not for Congress to leg-
islate them." said Congressman Crenshaw. "it is not only
wrong. it's dangerous for Congress to usurp this authority
and take it upon themselves to make key decisions which af-
fect overall military strategy.
"The U S military is not a democracy they operate with
orders and a strict chain of command. They need to be flexi-
ble, decisive and have the ability to respond at the will of the
commanders to guide them through any situation. Politics
and rhetoric have no place on the battlefield.
"Having accepted my amendment unanimously, it would
make sense for my Democrat colleagues to remove language
in their legislation, that specifically dictates military strategy
in Iraq. You cannot agree that the war should be left to our
military commanders on the one hand, and then vote to mi-
cromanage it with arbitrary dates, timetables, and deploy-
ment schedules on the other."
The text of Congressman Crenshaw's amendment reads
It is the sense of Congress that, because the commanders
of the United States Armed Forces in Iraq have the training,
experience, and first-hand knowledge of the situation on the
ground, (1) the commanders should be allowed to conduct
the war und manage the movements of the troops; and (2)
Congress should remain focused on executing its oversight
The FY07 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill
is designed lo include funding for military operations in Iraq,
and Afghanistan for fiscal year 2007.
Thanks To Archie's Restaurant In Lee
I would like to thank Miss Debby for opening up Archies
restaurant in Lee. It's been open for a short time now and we
live close but have never stopped in for a meal until today and
found out what we've been missing. The food was delicious and
the service was great. We'll definitely be regular customers and
would like to recommend to everyone in the reading area its
worth the trip to Archies for a delicious home cooked meal. We
found out their hours are 11-3 on tues and wed.,and 11-8 on
thurs., fri., and sat. with buffet from 11-3 daily and buffet only
on Sunday from 11-3. So in closing I'd just like to say if you like
,to eat, and want some good food stop by Archies in Lee. The
new owners will make you feel right at home.
Cheltsie Elizabeth Kinsley, 14, was crowned the new
"2007 Teen Miss Madison" in the Saturday evening
pageant, March 17, 2007, out of the fourteen girls in her
division. Pictured with her are her two very proud grand-
parents, Tommy and Mary Ellen Greene. Besides her
lovely crown, trophy, and flowers, she received many
wonderful gifts.from local businesses. We told her the
"Luck of the lris(" was with her by her winning on "St.
Patrick's Day"'whichis "bou y"tr da
In the Saturday morning pageant, March 17,2007, our
granddaughter, Brooke Ellen Kinsley, 12, racked up, also.
Brooke was in the "Junior Miss" division, and was named
4th Runner-up, and "Most Photogenic" out of the ten oth-
er girls in her age category. She won a trophy, and a
medallion. Her proud grandparents are smiling happily
with her at the pageant, on St. Patrick's Day, "our day!"
This pageant photo goes back to the "Miss Florida
Teen Pageant" in 1986. Daughter Emerald was chosen in
the top 10 finalists. She and her proud father were
onstage as part of the pageant competition/presentation.
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Where have the years gone? Here, The Husband and
I are, back in June of 1997, at the "Mrs. Florida Pageant"
when daughter, Emerald Elizabeth Greene Kinsley, was
one of the finalists. She won "Best Interview" out of the
48 lovely ladies, and placed in the top 15, as well. She en-
joyed her many years of pageantry, as did we, which
taught her many valuable lessons in life.
A Special Thank You From Big Bend Hospice
Dear Editor: This year area physicians have referred more than 1500 pa-
In honor of Physicians Day on March 30, I extend to my tients to Big Bend Hospice, allowing us to provide more than
colleagues in the Big Bend area a special note of appreciation. 100, 000 patient care days. It has been our honor to work with
As physicians, we are privileged to care for our patients along you, your patients and their families to ensure they receive the
each step of life's journey from birth to death. The most diffi- best medical care to provide comfort and symptom manage-
cult step for a physician is when a patient has a disease or con- ment. Thank you.
edition for which there is no cure and life is viewed in months
and not years. On behalf of Big Bend Hospice, we.say a very
special thank you to our area physicians for their care and guid- ,
ance in helping their patients find specialized care and support :
at the end of life.
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Lee Pageant Winners
The Lee pageant winners are selling tickets for a fundraiser
for Jonathan Goaly, who is suffering from a disease, which af-
fects his face. Jonathan has to go to Boston, Mass. for treatment.
Tickets are being sold on chances to win two gift baskets for
two dollars each or for two different fishing trips (for two peo-
ple) for five dollars each. The drawing will be held at the Lee
The girls will also have a dunking booth at Lee Day to help
raise money for Jonathan.
Stacy MacDonald is looking for help getting baby clothes
for Selina Sexton's baby. If you would like to make a donation
of money or clothing, stop by the Jiffy Store and see Stacy.
Money can be dropped in the can on the counter at the Jiffy
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 week away. The big event
will be held on Saturday, March 31. The parade will begin 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 ear-
ly 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-
Happy Birthday wishes go out to Forest Kauffman, who
will turn 12 on Friday, March 23: Faith Archambault will turn
10 on Satuiday, March 24.-ShavwnWebb will turn another year
5'6d&6 bh' Milth 24. Ci'dyl Davis 'Will turn 8 on Sunday, March
25. Ally Vasvary will turn 6 on Monday, March 26. Also cele-
brating his birthdays that day will be Jim Von Roden. Charlene
Medders will turn 6 years old on Tuesday, March 27.
Jason and Dawn Phillips will celebrate their wedding an-
niversary on Tuesday, March 27.
That's all the news for this week! Have a great one! May
God bless each and every one of you!
In the Friday, Enterprise Recorder, March 16, 2007, an in-
correct name of Dee Reaves should have read Ike Reaves. The
mistake was made in the Madison Academy 5th Grade Honor
Roll story. The newspaper apologizes for the wrong name print-
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HOW DO YOU DECIDE
WHO TO MARRY?
(written by kids)
You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff. Like, if
you like sports, she should like it that you like sports, and she
should keep the chips and dip coming. Alan, age 10
No person really decides before they grow up who they're
going to marry. God decides it all way before, and you get to
find out later who you're stuck with. Kristen, age 10
WHAT IS THE RIGHT AGE TO GET MARRIED?
Twenty-three is the best age because you know the person FOR-
EVER by then. Camille, age 10
HOW CAN A STRANGER TELL IF TWO PEOPLE
ARE MARRIED? You might have to guess, based on whether
they seem to be yelling at the same kids. Derrick, age 8
WHAT DO YOU THINK YOUR MOM AND DAD
HAVE IN COMMON? Both don't want any more kids. -
Lori, age 8
WHAT DO MOST PEOPLE DO ON A DATE? Dates are
for having fun, and people should use them to get to know each
other. Even boys have something to say if you listen long
enough. Lynnette, age 8 (isn't she a treasure)
On the first date, they just tell each other lies and that IUsu-
ally gets them interested enough to go for a second date.,-.Mar
tin, age 10
WHAT WOULD YOU DO ON A FIRST DATE THAT
WAS TURNING SOUR? I'd run home and play dead. The next
day I would call all the newspapers and make sure they wrote
about me in all the dead columns. Craig, age 9
WHEN IS IT OKAY TO KISS SOMEONE? When
they're rich.- Pam, age 7
The law says you have to be eighteen, so I wouldn't want to
mess with that. Curt, age 7
The rule goes like this: If you kiss someone, then you should
marry them and have kids with them. It's the right thing to do.-
Howard, age 8
IS IT BETTER TO BE SINGLE OR MARRIED? It's
better for girls to be single but not for boys. Boys need someone
to clean up after them. Anita, age 9 (bless you child)
HOW WOULD THE WORLD BE DIFFERENT IF
PEOPLE DIDN'T GET MARRIED? There sure would be a
lot of kids to explain, wouldn't there. Kelvin, age 8
And the #1 Favorite is........ HOW WOULD YOU MAKE
A MARRIAGE WORK? Tell your wife that she looks pretty,
even if she looks like a truck. Ricky, age 10
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4A Madison County Carrier www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, March 21, 2007
LOCAL & REGIONAL CRIME BLOTTER
ALL SUSPECTS SHOUL-D BE CONSIDERED INNOCENT
.. UNTL-PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW
Arrested For Battery
A Madison man
was arrested for bat-
tery on Friday after-
noon, March 16.
According to a
Madison Police De-
partment report, the
department was ad-
vised that two subjects
were in a car fighting
David Jarvis arrived,
he spoke with the vic- -
tim, who said that she
and Theron McDaniel,
31, hadgotten into an Theron McDaniel
argument. She went on
to say that he hit her and pulled her hair out.
Jarvis looked on the ground and saw pieces of hair that the
victim said belonged to her. The woman also had a scratch on
Jarvis went around to the apartment where McDaniel was
The victim said that she wanted to press charges and Mc-
Daniel was arrested for battery.
of Market Timing
Provided by Brad Bashaw, Edward Jones
Many investors try to "time" the market by "buying
low and selling high." In theory, that's a great idea but
it's almost impossible to put into practice.
If you try to outguess the market, you run the sub-
stantial risk of guessing wrong of buying stocks too
soon, before they get even cheaper, or of selling stocks
too late, after they've fallen from their highs. But these
are only the iost obvious of te problems that can
result from market timing. Here are some others to con-
You could lose your investment discipline. The best
investors are the disciplined investors. They choose
quality stocks and hold them for the long term, through
good and bad markets. In fact, they have conditioned
themselves to ignore short-term price swings in either
direction, based on their belief that their patience even-
tually will be rewarded.
You could hurt your diversification. To succeed as
an investor, you need to build a diversified portfolio.
Your exact mix of investments will depend on your
individual goals, risk tolerance and time horizon. Over
time, as your situation changes for example, when you
move from the working world to retirement you will
need to adjust your portfolio. But if you're constantly
buying and selling in a vain attempt to time the market,
you may well end up with a perennially "unbalanced"
portfolio. Keep in mind, though,,that even a diversified
portfolio won't guarantee a profit, nor will it protect
against a loss in a declining market.
You could run up transaction costs. Stock transac-
tiofis can be expensive, as you rack up commissions and
other fees. Over time, these costs can significantly
erode your investment returns. If you are always trying
to "buy low" and "sell high" you'll be doing an awful lot
of buying and selling.
You could run up your tax bill. When you sell a
stock for a profit, you must pay capital gains taxes.
However, if you hold a stock for at least one year before
selling, you will be assessed the most favorable capital
gains rate, which is 15 percent for most investors. But if
you were to pursue a buy low/sell high strategy, you
could sell some stocks before a year has lapsed and pay
higher capital gains rates. And if you're repeatedly sell-
ing a lot of shares in this accelerated time frame, you
could face some unpleasant surprises when it's time to
file your taxes.
Clearly, the buy low/sell high approach has some
major drawbacks. So should you ignore the price of a
stock when you're making buy or sell decisions? No -
just look at more than the price. If you're considering
buying a stock whose price is low, try to find out why
it's low. If it's a good company in the grip of a strong
"bear" market, then a low price may indeed indicate a
good bargain. But if a company's stock price is low
because its products are no longer competitive or the
company itself is part of a declining industry, then "buy-
ing low" with the hopes of eventually reaping big prof-
its probably doesn't make much sense.
Make your investment decisions carefully. But until
a crystal ball arrives, don't try to stay one step ahead of
the market or you could fall far behind.
Arrest Made For Falsification
Of Official Records
Following a nine-month investigation, the Florida Depart-
ment of Law Enforcement (FDLE) has charged a Tampa woman
with falsifying official state records related to child welfare ser-
vices. Robin Melissa Schofield, 31, surrendered herself to Hills-
borough County authorities on Tuesday pursuant to being
charged with two counts of falsifying official records, a third-de-
Schofield worked as a sub-contract employee with Hillsbor-
ough County Kids Inc. (HKI) since January 2006, but was ter-
minated in March 2006 for violating policy by falsifying official
state records. In March 2006, in accordance with state contract,
HKI discovered and reported the suspected allegation to the De-
partment of Children and Families' Inspector General's Office.
An investigation was conducted by the Inspector General's Of-
fice and coordinated with FDLE. It was determined that while
Schofield worked as a case manager with Children's Home
Community Based Care, a sub-contractor of HKI, she falsified
official records by documenting she conducted interviews with
children and foster parents on two occasions when, in fact, she
FDLE's investigation confirmed the allegation, resulting in
the issuance of a warrant.. Schofield was booked into the Hills-
borough County jail on a $5,000 bond.
Williston Man Convicted
Of Pornography Charges
Gregory R. Miller, United States Attorney for the Northern
District of Florida, announced that on Tuesday, March 6, 2007,
JOAQUIN GOMES was convicted of federal charges related to
the possession, receipt and production of child pornography. The
conviction followed a two-day trial.
The investigation leading to Gomes conviction stemmed
from an Innocent'Images Task Force (ITF) investigation involv-
ing the commercial distribution of child pornography through an
Internet web site. Investigators determined that defendant
Gomes, a convicted child sex-offender living in Williston, Flori-
da, was a subscriber to the illegal web-site. Over 20,000 images
and videos of child pornography were found in Gomes' posses-
sion. Evidence was also found linking Gomes to the use of a dig-
ital camera to produce photographs depicting sexual conduct by
an unidentified female child. Gomes faces a minimum mandato-
ry sentence of 25 years to life.
The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of
Investigation in cooperation with the Levy County Sheriff's Of-
fice. This case was prosecuted as part of the Department of Jus-
tice Project Safe Childhood initiative.
cont from page 1lA
bers were chosen for the jury.
According to Madison County Sheriff's Lt. Mark Joost,
Dover was sought by the Madison County Sheriff's Office since
he battered and attempted to kidnap his estranged wife on Thurs-
day, November 17, 2005.
At approximately 9 p.m. on Tuesday, November 22, 2005,
Dover shot and killed 50-year-old Ricky B. Yates at a residence
near Cherry Lake in Madison County. The autopsy revealed that
Yates sustained two gunshot wounds, one to his torso and the
other to his head.
Murders trials were also rescheduled for July for Ronnie
Harris, Jr. and Francisco Banks, for a murder at Madison
Heights on Father's Day 2005 and for October on Harold Hand
for a February 2006 murder, east of Lee.
Johnson made the decisions to reschedule the trials on Mon-
day, March 19.
County Commission cont from page 1
ing Room in the Courthouse Annex.
Items on the agenda include:
1. Mr. and Mrs. Donald Sheffield Contract Property for Sir-
mans Collection Site.
1. Appointment of Members to Planning and Zoning Board.
1. Proclamation Concerning Juvenile Justice Week Juvenile
2. Lease Agreement for New Office for Guardian Ad Litem
- Mrs. Debbie Kinsey.
3. Public Hearing Concerning an Amendment to the Text of,
the Land Development Code (Preliminary Plat Approval) (Ap-
plication No. LDC 07-2) 9:00 am.
4. Public Hearing Concerning an Amendment to the Text of
the Land Development Code, Relating to the Text in Section
188.8.131.52 (Sub-dividers Agreement) (Application No. LDC 07-3)-
5. Public Hearing Concerning an Amerdment to the Text of
the Land Development Code, Relating to the. Text in Section
5.3.4 and Section 5.3.5 (Road Paving) (Application No. LDC
07-4) 9:00 am.
6. Preliminary Plat Approval for Rocky Creek Plantation
7. Appointment of Member to the Tourist Development
8. Changes to Development Fees.
9. Strategic Planning with Dr. 'Clouser 1:30 pm at the
County Extension Office.
The Extension Office is located at 184 NW College Loop in
cont from page 1 am
"The Court Yard." Once their tanks were down to two-thirds air
remaining, Barnhart signaled their turn around and lead-off.
Due to the heavy silt, Bowen gave Barnhart a 10 to 20 foot lead.
The silt became progressively worse and forced Bowen to rely
on the cave's guide cable for navigation.
Bowen eventually observed Barnhart's motionless light. Af-
ter pulling on the light's cord, he located Barnhart's lifeless
Bowen shook his friend numerous times but received no're-
sponse. Barnhart was approximately 1,600 feet into the cave and
approximately 60 feet below the surface. Due to the confined
area and his limited equipment, Bowen was forced to surface
Due to Corporal Whigham's limited equipment, the Interna-
tional Underwater Cave Recovery and Rescue (I.U.C.R.R.) team
from Lake City, Florida was contacted.
At approximately 7:10 p.m., Wayne Kinard and Ken Clizbe
of I.U.C.R.R. entered the cave to recover Barnhart. They sur-
faced with Bamhart at approximately 8:35 p.m.
One of Barnhart's tank shut-off valves had been broken off.
This appeared to have been caused by hitting the cave wall in a
panic. The broken valve knob would not have affected the tanks
or air supply from working properly. It appears that Bamrhart
may have suffered chest pains or some other type of medical
emergency and was in the process of a hasty exit when he ex-
Lieutenant Tina M. DeMotsis and Corporal David Harper
assisted in the follow-up investigation. An autopsy was con-
ducted on the decedent on Saturday, March 17.
The investigation continues at this time but no foul play is
Wreck cont from page 1A
Madison, was traveling east in a 2000 Cadillac SUV.
Scott was slowing to make a left turn onto Pickle Lane when
Norris failed to see her in time to stop safely.
Norris applied his brakes on wet pavement, skidding out of
control and striking the rear of Scott's SUV.
Both Norris and Scott were taken to Madison County
Memorial Hospital, where they were treated for minor injuries
FHP Trooper Tom Roderick was the investigating officer.
count from page')J
but failing to pay for services. McCollum simultaneously issued
a consumer alert, warning Floridians about the business prac-
tices employed by Homeward Bound, a Pennsylvania-based
company already banned from selling its products in Pennsylva-
nia and Wisconsin.
Homeward Bound targets senior citizens, selling policies
with waiting periods of six months to a year. The policies are in-
tended to pay for a specified number of hours contracted for as-
sistance services, including cleaning, meal preparation and basic
care services. Although the company has been selling policies in
Florida since 2004, it has routinely failed to pay for the promised
The Attorney General's Economic Crimes Division
launched the investigation after receiving complaints from sev-
eral health care providers. The investigation also includes Per-
sonalized Home Services, a company with similar business
practices and some common ownership with Homeward Bound.
Complaints about Homeward Bound can be filed by calling
the Attorney General's fraud hotline at 1-866-9-NO-SCAM (1-
866-966-7226) or online at http://myfloridalegal.com.
Rollover cont from page 1A
in a 2007 Nissan. At the same time, a 2003 Chevrolet SUV and
towed trailer, driven by Shonda R. Utley, 32, of Port Charlotte,
were traveling west in the outside lane.
For unknown reasons, Tyson drove into the grassy median.
Tyson over-corrected and lost control of his car. The Nissan
began to rotate clockwise and skidded back into the roadway,
striking the left side of Utley's vehicle with the right front of the
Utley lost control of her SUV, which skidded into the medi-
an and overturned.
Utley's Chevrolet came to a final rest on in the median, fac-
Tyson's car came to a final rest on the north side of the road-
way, facing west.
Utley was taken to Madison County Memorial Hospital,
where she was treated for minor injuries and released.
FHP Trooper Allen Kennard was the investigating officer.
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On March 22, 1765, the
Stamp Act'was enacted 6y Par-
liament requiring revenue
stamps to help fund royal
troops ... March 23, 1775,
Patrick Henry addressed the
Virginia convention saying,
"Give me liberty or give me
death" ... March 25, 1911, the
Triangle Shirtwaist Co., locat-
ed in a building in New York
City, caught fire, killing 146
people, mostly young immi-
grant women ... March 19,
1920, the Senate refused to rat'-
ify the League of Nations
Covenant ... March 22, 1972,
by a vote of 84 to 8, the Senate
approved the Equal Rights
Amendment banning discrimi-
nation on the basis of sex and
sent the measure to the states
for ratification ... March 24,
1976, a nationwide swine flu
vaccination program was.
launched ... March 25, 1978, a
crippling 110-day coal miners
-strike ended with ratification
of a new contract ... March 24,
1989, a major oil spill oc-
curred when the Exxon Valdez
struck Bligh Reef in Alaska's
Prince William Sound ...
March 25, 1994, U.S. troops
officially ended their peace-
keeping and humanitarian aid
mission in Somalia ... March
24, 1998, two children, aged
11 and 13, were arrested in the
killing of four schoolgirls and
a teacher outside a Jonesboro,
Ark., school and were later
committed to a juvenile deten-
tion center ... March 20,
2002, a final independent pros-
ecutor's, report found insuffi-
oient- evidence that President-
Clinton or Hillary Rodham
Clinton had committed any
crime in connection with
Whitewater ... March 19,
2003, the U.S.-led military of-
fensive aimed at ousting the
regime of Saddam Hussein got
underway with the first air
strike occurring after dark ...
March 24,2005, a popular up-
rising in Bishkek, the capital
of Kyrgzystan, forced the
country's president since 1990,
Askar Akayev, to flee from his
presidential palace ... March
25, 2006, the Parliament of
Kyrgzystan appointed Kur-
manbek Bakiyev, the senior
leader of the political opposi-
tion, as acting president.
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a laundry bag and tossing the
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the no-heat cycle.
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Helen Elouise Kelly
Tuten, age 66, died March 13,
2007, in Madison.
A memorial service was
held Saturday. March 17, at 1
p.m. at .Faith Baptist Church;
She was born in Waycross,
Georgia, and moved to Madi-
son in 1965 from Dade City.
She worked with the Senior
Citizens in Madison. She
loved to help people, especial-
ly the elderly, and she also en-
joyed hunting and fishing. She
was a member of Faith Baptist
She is survived by one
son: Terry Tuten of Tampa;
two daughters: Debbie Tuten
of Madison, and Gena Freese
of Dade City; nine grandchil-
dren; and two great-grandchil-
She was preceded in death
by her husband, Cary Tuten; a
son, Rocky Tuten; and a
daughter, Lorraine Tuten.
Harry Jacob "Jake"
Kern, 63 of Grand Ridge died
Thursday, March 15, 2007.
The family received
friends from 6-8 p.m., Satur-
day, March 17, at James &
Sikes Maddox Chapel.
Funeral services were con-
ducted at 7 p.m. Sunday,
March 18, at Maddox Chapel,
with Jack Howell officiating,
Burial followed at Shady
Grove Cemetery with full mil-
itary honors provided by
Sneads American Legion Post
240. James & Sikes Funeral
Home Maddox Chapel direct-
A native of Continental,
Ohio, where he graduated
from high school and enlisted
in the U. S. Navy, he has
resided in Grand Ridge for the
past 22 years. Kern was a
World War II veteran, a mem-
ber of the American Legion,
Elks Lodge, the VFW, and a
Mason. Mr. Kern retired from
the State of Florida as a Cor-
rectional Officer. Jake was a
lifelong avid poker player.
He was preceded in death
by his parents, Harry D, and
Cora R Brand Kern, and two
sons, Harry Dale Kern II and
Jess Alien Kern.
Survivors include his
wife, Adetha Kern of .Grand
Ridge; four sons, Thomas
Kern, of Smyrna, Ga., Russell
Kern, & wife Patti of Kyiv,
Ukraine, James Kern, and wife
Lynn of Grand Ridge, and Jud-
son Kern, of Grand Ridge, a
step-son, Doug Tatro, and wife'
Sherr) ofAdjirs, ille. Ga four
daughters, Alice Crow, and
husband Daniel of Beaverdam,
Ohio, Theada Tolbort, and
husband, Jimmy of Dahlo-
negea, Ga, Helen Coleman,
and husband Joe of Tiffin,
Ohio, and Carol Larson, and
husband Donnie of Virginia
Beach, Va one step-daughter,
Karen Sirick, and husband
Paul of Wellington. Fl.; 24
grandchildren; 24 great-grand-
children, and four great-great
tality starts at 9:30 a.m. For de-
tails: contact President Marcia
Kazmierski, 386-752-2461, mr-
ckaz @aol. com.
Photographic Archive Day,
Thursday, March 22, 9 a.m. 4
p.m. at The Treasures of Madi-
son County Museum 200 S.W.
Range Avenue Madison. If you
have questions, please call Tee-
nie Cave, 973-4636 or Marie
The Area Agency on Aging
for North Florida, Inc. will hold
its Board of Directors meeting
on Thursday, March 22, at 10:30
a.m. The meeting will be held at
the Area Agency on Aging for
North Florida; 2414 Mahan Dri-
ve; Tallahassee, Florida 32308.
An agenda is available upon re-
This meeting is open to the
public; therefore, we request
that you notice this as a COST-
FREE service, in a manner you
deem appropriate. If there are
any problems in handling this
request or a need for additional
information, please contact Lin-
da Bums, Office Manager, at
850-488-0055 or burnsl@elder-
Rally is set for Saturday March
24th from 8am 12 noon at the
Van H Priest Auditorium. Adults
and youth 9 and up. Motivation-
al speakers focusing on the mes-
sage, '" Stand Up For What Is
Right." helping to teach life
skills to avoid premarital sex,
drugs, alcohol and other high
risk behaviors. Refreshments,
free admissions and door prizes.
Hosted by the Madison County
Health lDepartment in partner-
ship with, A Coalition for an Al-
cohol and Drug Free Communi-
ty, North, Florida Community
College and Madison County
School District. .. -
The Christian Motorcycle
Association will meet at the
Madison Public Library. Fol-
lowing the meeting, the bikers
will take a ride on their motor-
cycles. All bikers are welcome.
For more information, please
call Phil Roberts at 948-3374.
March 24 & April 28
On the following Satur-
days, 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
8a.m., 13 miles west of Live
Oak on US 90. Entrance fee re-
quired for park. Contact: Walter
and Beth Schoenfelder, (850)
971 5354, .
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 25, at 3 p.m. Madison
County Recreational Center.
If you are a full-figured
woman or Big/Tall man interest-
ed in modeling at this event,
Please contact: Charmette
Kaytrena Joseph, Charmette
Sherika Duncan (850) 673-
9996. Community leaders are
welcome tQ participate.
PLEASE SEE ANY
CHARMETTE FOR TICK-
Madison County Central
School will be holding a meet-
ing for parents of eighth graders,
to discuss requirements for high
school. The meeting will be
from 5-6 p.m. in the MCCS Me-
dia Center. The school is urging
all parents to attend.
The Lady of the Lake Quilt-
ing Guild will hold its monthly
meeting on Wednesday, March
28, at 10 a.m. at the Southside
Recreation Center, 901 Saint
Margaret Rd. Lake City,. Hospi-
Lee Homecoming Break-
fast will be at 7 a.m., at Lee
United Methodist Church. The
Lee Homecoming Festival will
start at 7 a.m., at Lee City Hall
grounds. The Lee Homecoming
Sock Hop will be from 7 p.m. -
? at the Old Lee School gym.
Everyone is invited!
Country Gospel Sing, Yogi
Bear's Jellystone Park, Satur-
day, March 31, at 7 p.m. featur-
ing the Mercy Mountain Boys
from Lake City,. A love offering
will be received. Everyone is
Benefit Horse Show for
Melanie Wieland on March 31,
at Trinity Farm, north of Lee on
CR 255. Lunch break demon-
strations by the Union County
Mounted Flag Drill Team and
the Dixie Dynamite Trick Rid-
ers. There will be a food con-
cession and a raffle/silent auc-
tion. Show will begin approxi-
mately 8 am. Donations will be
solicted from the spectators in
lieu of admission. No dogs,
please. Bring your lawn chairs.
More info: 971-5392.
Parent involvement helps
schools succeed. Become in-
volved in your child's educa-
tion! Please join us and help
your school district expand our
Parent Involvement Program.
The meeting will be Monday,
March 26, at the Madison Dis-
trict School Board Room at 6
The Lee Homecoming Din-
ner will be 6:30 p.m., at Lee
United Methodist Church.
On Friday March 30 at
7p.m., the Cowboy Nights will
be hosting a night of jazz and
desserts. This is a ticketed
fundraiser event that will be
held at the MCHS gym. While
the "Nights" jazz up your
evening, the band parents will
be serving a dessert and coffee
buffet. Tickets will be $5.00 and
went on sale March 5. You may
purchase a ticket from any Jazz
Band member or email Geoff
Hill at email@example.com.
Woman's Health Classes are
FREE! March 30th, April 6th,
13th, 20th, and 27th, May 4th,
llth, and 18th. All classes will
be held at the Madison County
Library from 12 1 p.m. Food,
weekly prizes, knowledge, fun,
guest speakers and a grand prize
drawing. For more information,
or to register for the class,
please contact Robin Walker at
the Healthy Start Coalition at
850-948-2741or email at rwalk-
" ATTENTION: Adults & ",ui(th(age) 9& up)
Join us for an exciting morning of fun
with motivational speakers focusing on the message,
Stand Up For What Is Right.
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Michael G. Walden
Voted #I Youth Motivational Speaker-FL, NC, SC, TX.
A '''ITUDE IS EVERYTHING A message for parents & youth.
Project SOS is committed to changing today's youth culture by teaching life skills to avoid
ptinuma iil sex, drugs, alcohol & other high risk behaviors that will keep you from reaching
Hosted by Madison County Health Department in partnership with..
A Coalition for an Alcohol & Oug Free Community,
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if our family and friends can share
in the marriage celebration of
Amanda T. Shelton
Bradley A. Cone
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the afternoon a
Pleasant Grove Baptist Church
BillY and Kathy Banks
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up in Cherry Lake and Betty graduated from
Madison High School and Henry from
Greenville High. They attended Florida State
Henry served in the United States Air :
Force from April 1953 to April 1957, sta-
tioned in Biloxi, Mississippi, and Anchorage,
Alaska. He retired from the Office of Leon
County Clerk of the Courts February 29,1996.
Betty retired from the Florida House of Rep-
resentatives February 29,1996.
The couple also have eight wonderful
grandchildren: Bailey, Blair, Barren, and
Bernard Budd, of Boca Raton; and Shelby, Sa-
vannah, Carson and Cole Sands, of Tallahas-
Betty and Henry have been members of
John Wesley United Meithodist Church. for 45
years. They enjoy spending time with their
family and friends, traveling, and being at
their Cherry Lake weekend home.
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The couple hosts receptions and parties for bridal occasions
in Perry, and elsewhere.
Above is one of the lovely occasions they planned for a
bridal event, with a Gazebo and shady setting in Perry.
Call "The Timbers of Perry, Inc." at 850-584-7990, to dis-
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Eastern lar Installs
By Emerald Kinsley
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Madison Chapter of
the Eastern Star entertained vis-
itors and members, Thursday
evening, March 15, and in-
stalled its new slate of officers
for the ensuing 2007 year. The
special evening took place at
the Masonic Lodge/Eastern
Star building in downtown
The regular slated meeting
began at 7 p.m. with the 2006
officers of the local chapter
opening the chapter in long
The installing officers,
Carol Williams PGW; Carl
Williams PGP; Inez Helen
Miller, P.G.M of the State of
Georgia; Janice Mullis, G.W. of
the State of Georgia; and Linda
Peace, PGCO State of Ga., in-
stalled the new Madison Chap-
ter officers with style and grace.
The Order of the Eastern
In FlA & G
Star, Madison Chapter 109 offi-
cers for 2007 year include:
Worthy Matron, Emerald
Kinsley; Worthy Patron, Bert
Banks; Associate Matron, Beth
Ward; Associate Patron, Homer
Melgaard; Secretary, Nancy
Banks; Treasurer, Ali Hibbs;
Conductress, Karen FerDon;
Associate Conductress, Tanya
Terry; Chaplain, Edith Terry;
Marshall, Mary Ellen Greene;
Organist, Betty Sirmon; Adah,
Karen Holman; Ruth, Helen
Glen Bland; Esther, Betty Can-
non; Martha, Mary Helen
Studebaker; Electa, Yvonne
Smith; Warder, Roy Hibbs; and
Sentinel, C. D. Agner.
Following installation, all
guests, members and visitors
enjoyed delicious refreshments
The Madison Eastern Star
is a service organization, a sis-
ter group of the Masons, who
collect personal items for men
and women and send them to
the Masonic Home, in St. Pe-
tersburg. These items are given
to the nursing home residents at
no charge, as the State Eastern
Star members donate them.
The Order of the Eastern
Star, or OES, is an adoptive rite
of Freemasonry with its philos-
ophy clearly based on the Holy
Bible. Its objectives are chari-
table, and benevolent. OES is a
social order, comprised of per-
sons with spiritual values, but it
is not a religion. Its appeal rests
in the true beauty of the refresh-
ing and character-building
lessons that are so sincerely
portrayed in its ritualistic work.
If anyone, man or woman,
is interested in joining the Or-
der of the Eastern Star, Madi-
son Chapter, call Emerald Kins-
ley at (850) 973-3497.
Experience the world:
Open your heart and home to a
foreign exchange student. RI.E. needs loving host
families in your community. Volunteers also needed to
help place and mentor foreign teens from around the
world. Call Pat Littrell today at 1-877-534-3144
or PI.E. at 1-888-PIE-USA-1.
The Madison Chapter #109 2007 Officers are, (Front row left to right): Worthy Matron, Emerald Kinsley; Wor-
thy Patron, Bert Banks; Secretary, Nancy Banks; Treasurer, Ali Hibbs; and Conductress, Karen FerDon. (Back
row left to right): Chaplain, Edith Terry; Marshall, Mary Ellen Greene; Ruth, Helen Bland; Ester, Betty Cannon,
Martha, Mary Helen Studebaker; Electa, Yvonne Smith; Warder, Roy Hibbs; and Sentinel, C. D. Agner. (Not pic-
tured: Associate Matron, Beth Ward; Associate Patron, Homer Melgaard; Associate Conductress, Tanya Terry;
Organist, Betty Sirmon; and Adah, Karen Holman.)
Installing Officers for the Order of the Eastern Star 2007 Installation of Officers were (pictured left to right:)
Helen Miller, P.G.M of the State of Georgia; Carl Williams PGP; Carol Williams PGW; Janice Mullis, G.W. of the
,State of Georgia; and Linda Peace, PGCO of the State of Georgia. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald
Kinsley, March 15, 2007)
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Private James C. Agner
Soldiers of Battery A, 12th Field Artillery pose with
their 155mm. Howitzer, Carroll Agner is on the right.
This is the hut near Laudesfeld that accidentally
caught fire and burned.
Team Agner at Laudesfeld, foreground is Donald
Bolton, from Illinois. Left to right are; James C. Agner,
from Fl.; Duran Quails, from Tenn.; Peter J. Donohue,
from Ma.; and Roy J. Corby, from NH.
Carroll Agner at Fort Sam, Houston, San Antonio,
Texas in 1942.
Open season on deer in the Ardennes Forest.
Private Duran Quails, from Tennessee washing his
feet in his helmet.
By Joe Boyles
Our farrier Bert Waldrep
was working in the barn a cou-
ple of weeks ago when he told
me about his "Uncle Buck"
Agner, a World War II veteran.
From what Bert said, I realized
that J. C. Agner had been a
member of the Army's famed
2nd Infantry Division and this
had the making of a great
story. My neighbor Willie
Agner helped me get in touch
with his Dad and a remarkable
tale began to unfold.
At the time of the Pearl
Harbor attack in December
1941, Carroll Agner was a 19-
year-old farm boy. A few days d e n d
later, he came home from
working in the fields for dinner
and his Mother told him that the radio announcer had just reported
that hometown hero Colin Kelly had been shot down in The
Philippines. Kelly's sacrifice so moved young Carroll that, a couple
of days later, he asked his parents for permission to enlist.
In just a few days, he was on his way to Tallahassee. Now Carroll
wanted to join the Marines, but a bad right eye the result of a cou-
ple of childhood accidents, kept him out of the Corps. The Army was-
n't quite as picky, and by the end of the day, Carroll was headed for
Camp Blanding and induction. His stay at Blanding was brief before
heading to Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He was assigned to the 122nd Field
Artillery Battalion the Army had decided to make a "cannon cock-
er" out of Private Agner.
After three months of training in some bitter weather, Carroll was
greeted by elements of the 2nd Infantry as they passed through Fort
Sill on their way back home to Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio.
They needed some additional men and among others, picked Carroll
Agner. His new assignment was to the 12th Field Artillery Battalion,
The 2nd Infantry is one of the oldest and most famous Army divi-
sions and today, patrols the streets of Baghdad and the Korean DMZ
from their home base at Fort Lewis, Washington. Formed in 1917, the
"Indianhead" Division in 1941 had been posted at Fort Sam ever since
the closing days of World War I. The unit histories of its individual
regiments date back to the Revolutionary War. In the Agner home,
Carroll showed me a five-foot long photo taken in. May 1942 of all
18,000 members of the division and their vehicles lined across a half
mile of parade ground. As impressive as the history of the 2nd was,
their greatest battle and triumph lay ahead.
Carroll spent 10 months at Fort Sam going through additional
training. It was at this time that he was taken off the gun crew of a
155 mm Howitzer and assigned to a .50 caliber machine gun crew.
You see, a Howitzer battery is pretty vulnerable to attack, particular-
ly from the air, and they need machine guns for defensive protection.
Something else happened to Carroll during this time period. A
cousin was visiting the Cole family farm near Hahira, Ga. and sug-
gested that young Kitty write to her cousin Carroll in far-away Texas.
Kitty wasn't sure if this was such a good idea, so she asked her par-
ents. Her Mother suggested that Kitty write this boy a "friendly let- Kitty andCGarroll. Agner:."S.
ter," which she did. Apparehtly,'the letter impressed Cafroll so he '
wrote back and soon the correspondence began to fly between Hahira and "San Antone." At one point, Carroll wrote her a 21-page letter I
which put her in hot water with the rural mail carrier.
About Christmas time, the 2nd Division packed up and headed north by train to Camp McCoy near Sparta, Wisconsin. Since they I
were being put into winter training, it was safe for the boys to assume that they wouldn't be headed for the steamy jungles of the South I
Pacific. At one point, they went into the field for two weeks at Watersmeet in Michigan's Upper Peninsula where the temperature plunged
to minus 43. You don't even have to be a swamp rat from Florida to know that's cold! t
When the,weather warmed, Carroll was granted a 10-day pass to visit home. Truth is he spent most of his leave at the Cole Farm. I
The first meeting between Kitty and Carroll was a little awkward, but since they had been writing each other for more than a year, they
quickly broke through their shyness. By the time Carroll was ready to head back to Camp McCoy, he had given an engagement ring to
Kitty and promised he would return to her. It took two years, but he was good to his word.
In October 1943, the 2nd Infantry departed Camp McCoy by train headed east. In New York, Carroll's battalion embarked aboard the
Thomas H. Berry for a rough 13-day trip across the storm-tossed North Atlantic. The division began unloading in Belfast, Ireland on
October 17 led by their commander, Major General Walter M. Robertson, a quiet but taciturn career infantry officer. General Robertson I
had come to the division nearly four years earlier as a battalion commander. Subsequent promotions led to regiment arid division com-
mand. He knew the Indianheads like the back of his hand.
The 2nd Infantry spent seven months in Ireland continuing to hone their skills. On the rare occasions when the sky cleared of rain 1
and fog, Carroll's machine gun crew would practice firing at a banner towed by aircraft over the coast of the Irish Sea. Around the base I
of historic St. Godfrey's castle, the machine gun crews dug in their weapons.
In May, it was time to move once more to Cardiff in Wales. The Indianhead boys made their final preparations for crossing the English
Channel and landing in Normandy.
The 2nd Infantry was supposed to land on June 7th and replace the 1st and 29th Divisions that had landed the day before, but Omaha i
Beach still wasn't secure so they waited offshore for two more days. Carroll had a tough time departing his LCI landing craft and hand- i
walking a rope to the beach because the man in front of him froze, but Private Agner showed his leadership and both of them safely got
to shore. They advanced more than a mile before meeting the enemy for their first combat action, t
The Normandy Campaign, which lasted for another six weeks, was a case of the artillery softening the enemy followed by infantry
advance. The ancient hedgerows of Normandy proved to be natural defensive barriers, and the advance was slow and costly. Finally, on 1
July 20, General Omar Bradley's First Army broke through the enemy lines at St. Lo and raced onto the plains of Northern France. The
2nd Infantry and two other divisions headed west at breakneck speed to bottle up the Germans on the Brest Peninsula.
Fifty thousand German soldiers invested the city of Brest and it took the Indianhead boys a month to wear them down. Within days
of the surrender, the 2nd mounted their trucks and headed east through Paris to the German-Belgium border, arriving in early October. t
Now, the war settled down for the Indianhead boys. For four months, Carroll and his fellow soldiers had been sleeping in fox-holes
and slit trenches and as a result, were constantly wet. Now the 12th Field Artillery invested the tiny village of Laudesfeld just inside
Germany's vaunted Siegfried Line. Carroll was now a corporal and in charge of their four-man gun crew. After mounting their weapon
to protect the battery's big guns, the crew began to build a 10x12 dugout, lined with logs and topped by a thatched roof. The weather
began to turn cold, so they scrounged a small stove and fashioned a stovepipe with number 10 cans. For nearly two months, this little
wednesday, March 21, 2007
dugout served as home until,
one day, they got careless
with the stove and the darn
place caught on fire.
Nobody got hurt, but every-
thing that these four boys
owned was consumed in the
Sitting in Carroll's living
room 62 years later, we
laughed about this unfortu-
nate turn of events. He told
me that they marched on
back to the battalion supply
sergeant and were issued
new uniforms and equip-
ment. I asked Carroll if they
tried to rebuild their little
home; no, within just a few
days following the fire, they
pulled out of Laudesfeld.
The 2nd Infantry turned their hand-built fortifications (and at least
one smoking hole) over to the green 106th Infantry Division on
Sunday, December 10, 1944. They marched 30 miles north and
passed through the 99th Division. The new task of the Indianhead
Division was to attack northeast toward the Roer River dams which
guarded the German frontier. For this, they were well-stocked with
ammunition and winter clothing.
General Robertson was leery of the plan because his right flank
was exposed to attack and all of the division's supplies would be fun-
neled over a vulnerable single road. When the attack commenced on
December 13, he kept the 23rd Regiment in reserve to guard the
backdoor. Three days later, December 16, 1944, the roof fell in on
the American Army.
The German western theater commander Gerd Von Rundstedt
attacked Courtney Hodges' First Army across a 40-mile front in the
thinly held Ardennes with 28 divisions. The hammer blow, or schw-
erpunkt was to be in the north between the newly arrived 106th and
99th Divisions. A major part of the German plan iyas the fog and
snow of the worst winter in a half century which would keep the
'American Air Force grounded. Their objective was to turn northwest
at the base of the Elsenbom Ridge and south of the Monschau shoul-
der and drive for Antwerp, splitting the American and British coali-
The German Sixth Panzer Army made good progress against the
two weaker American divisions, but hit a wall when they encountered
the 2nd Infantry. Robertson pulled off an amazing, nearly impossible
feat. He used the 23rd Regiment to protect the twin villages of
Krinkelt and Rocherath and simultaneously disengaged the 9th and
38th Regiments from the attack and pulled them back to Elsenborm.
For more than 48 hours, a desperate battle was waged where the out-
come hung in the balance. No one slept. Robertson organized sur-
viving units of the 99th and threw them into the fight. Meanwhile,
the four artillery battalions including Carroll Agner's 12th dug into
Sthe heights of Elsenbomrn Ridge and poured fire into the attacking
I l Germans. Every man even the lawyer, cook, and supply clerk -
became a soldier and joined the fight. Valor was everywhere.
-There were only five road systems in the northern sector where the
iethearts after-61 Years:., Germans could transit toward the. west, and.the.bigguns ofithe 2nd
Infantry controlled three of then With!theirrfire.-i The German 12th;v
nizer SS Division sent 117 armored vehicles into the breach, and Robertson's boys destroyed all but three a virtual wipeout. The 2nd
vision delayed the enemy, routed them, and sent the survivors scurrying south for an alternative route. In the greatest and most des-
rate battle in two centuries of warfare for the American Army, the 2nd Infantry Division held the critical point and turned the tide of the
title, and Corporal Carroll Agner had a front row seat for this titanic clash.
But don't take my word for it. In the post-battle flow of commendations, this message arrived at the Indianhead headquarters from
-. Supreme Allied Commander and future president, Dwight Eisenhower: "I personally recommended the Second Division for the
residential citation because in my opinion there is no single instance, tactical instance, in the war where a single division, with the issue
heavy, fought a better battle than did the Second Division on the seventeenth and eighteenth of December, 1944." More than a million
Idiers from both sides fought for their lives in the bitter cold and snow of the Ardennes that December long ago; casualties added up to
At one point after.Christmas, during a lull in the fighting, Carroll visited a Red Cross aid station and sent this telegram to Kitty: "Love
d best wishes for Christmas and the new year. All well." Given the news of so many casualties taken by the American Army during the
little of the Bulge, this message was truly a gift from heaven.
As December turned to January and the German Bulge was mopped up, the 2nd returned to the attack toward the Roer. At first it was
)w going, but as the snow and German resistance melted, the race for the Rhine was on. Just south of Remagen, the Indianhead boys
)ked down from the bluffs onto the great river. On March 21st Carroll Aglier's 23rd birthday, the 2nd Infantry crossed the Rhine and
aded east at breakneck pace, taking prisoners as they went. In mid-April, they began to fight for the streets of the ancient city of Leipzig.
,on they pushed to the banks of the Mulde River.
Next, they moved a hundred miles southeast into Czechoslovakia and invested the city of Pilsen. It was here that they learned of the
,rman surrender on May 7th, 1945. Carroll does not remember celebrating their triumph; instead there was a sense of relief that the
:hting was over and the weary troops could finally get some rest. At this point, they had been engaged in combat almost continuously
A month later; in June, the 2nd Infantry was notified that they would be invading Japan and soon received movement orders west to
French port bf Le Havre. In mid-July, they began boarding ships to return home. Upon landing in Boston, Mass. on July 19, Carroll
at a brief telegram to his family: "Be home soon." On the 25th, he arrived at the train depot in Madison to bdgin a 30-day leave. Waiting
r him was his family and an eager Kitty Cole. Three days later, they were married in Hahira's Methodist parsonage.
Despite the atomic bomb attacks and Japan's subsequent surrender, Carroll was still under orders to report to the 2nd Infantry, now in
xas. By late September, he was mustered out of the Army and returned home. At last, the great adventure was over. Like millions of
ler GIs, Carroll returned to civilian life to make a living and raise a family. He excelled at fanning; in 1971 the Farm Bureau selected
Agners as Madison County Farm Family of the Year, a feat repeated by his son a generation later. Kitty Agner says that their home is
nuseum, and I agree. It is a shrine dedicated to family, God, patriotism and the land, values which best describe Madison.
I feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity to interview Carroll Agner and help tell his story. He spent the entire war in the Army
d nearly all of it with the 2nd Infantry Division. At Elsenborn Ridge, he helped write one of the most glorious chapters in the history
the United States Army. Who could imagine that this humble, unassuming man who turns 85 today was an eyewitness to such historic
d momentous events?
Carroll Agner aboard ship.
This is how soldiers of the 2nd Infantry washed their
Madison County Carrier 9A
Insignia of the 2nd Infantry "Indianheads"
Carroll Agner writing his girlfriend, Kitty Cole, of
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Soldiers of the 2nd Infantry, Ardennes Forest,
Ardennes in December 1944. It was the worst win-
ter in a half-century.
Private Robert A. Layne, training in Louisiana,
1942. He was killed by German aircraft on June 11,
1944, two days after landing in Normandy.
10A Madison County Cmarier
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
'Roya[ty Crowned 'During Tots-To-'Tween Madison 6Pageant
Riley Browning was named Infant Miss in the 12-24 month old category. Pictured left to right: Riley Browning,
Queen and Prettiest Hair; Lucy Cherry, first runner-up; Kelsey Haire, fourth runner-up and Prettiest Smile; Nadia He-
manes; Alexis Lewis; Anna Meyer, third runner-up; Kassidy Mixer, second runner-up, Most Photogenic, Best Attire,
and Best Stage Presence; and A'meria West. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Cheltsie Kinsley, March 17, 2007)
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Essence Thomas was crowned Little Miss Madison in the four-six year old age category. Pictured left to right:
Mishiala Berman, fourth runner-up; Ellie Cherry, first runner-up; Joslyn Davis; Shy'recia Jackson; Alexia Phillips; An-
gelina Quintana; Kemori Reid; Kalie Rogers, second runner-up, Most Photogenic, Prettiest Hair and Best Stage Pres-
ence; Essence Thomas, Queen, Prettiest Smile and Best Attire; and Savanna Wilford, third runner-up. (Greene Pub-
lishing, Inc. Photo by Cheltsie Kinsley, March 17, 2007)
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Celina Quintana was named Queen and was chosen for the Prettiest Smile in the 7-9 year old Petite Miss divi-
sion. Pictured left to right: Imani Bolden, fourth runner-up and Best Stage Presence; Kiera Brown, Most Photogenic;
Kelli Garner, first runner-up and Prettiest Hair; Sarah Kauffman; Taylor Killingsworth; Celina Quintana; Jackie Roe-
buck, second runner-up; and Haley Rogers, third runner-up and Best Attire. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Chelt-
sie Kinsley, March 17, 2007)
Cole Albritton was named Infant Mister in the 12-23
month old category. In addition to being crowned King,
he won for Most Photogenic and Prettiest Smile. (Greene
Publishing, Inc. Photo by Cheltsie Kinsley, March 17,
Ashley Skipper was named Junior Miss Madison County in the 10-12 year-old-division. Pictured, left to right:
Nicole Davis; Ashley Killingsworth; Kasey Odom; Brooke Kinsley, fourth runner-up and Most Photogenic; Saba Ak-
bar, second runner-up; Ashley Skipper, Queen, Prettiest Hair, Prettiest Smile and Best Stage Presence; Kendall Land,
first runner-up; and Hope Smith, third runner-up; and Jodi Phillips. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Cheltsie Kins-
ley, March 17, 2007)
Harlee Davis, far left, was chosen Baby Miss in the 0-11 month old division. Pic-
tured left to right: Harlee Davis; Simiya Jennings, Prettiest Smile; Jenna Littleton, first
runner-up; and Kadence Martin, Most Photogenic. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by
Cheltsie Kinsley, March 17, 2007)
Zavion Bryant was named Tiny Mister in the two-three
-year old age division. In addition to being crowned King,
he also won for Most Photogenic, Prettiest Smile, Best
Hair, Best Attire and Best Stage Presence. (Greene Pub-
lishing, Inc. Photo by Cheltsie Kinsley, March 17, 2007)
Rylan Barrs, left, was crowned Baby Mr. Madison in
the 0-11 month old category. Joseph Pennington, center,
won for Best Attire. Kevion Turner, right, won for Most
Photogenic and Prettiest Smile. (Greene Publishing, Inc.
Photo by Cheltsie Kinsley, March 17, 2007)
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Madison County Carrier 11A
Xristin Sirmon Crowned Miss Madison 2007;
Cheltsie Kinsley Crowned Teen Miss Madison 2007
Saturday Evening, Marchi 7th
* B. Mary Ellen Greene
'*Greene Publishing, Inc.
: Before a packed audience of friends and relatives, two
young ladies were crowned the new "Miss Madison" for 2007
'and "Teen Miss Madison" for 2007.
Kristin Sirmon, a graduate of Madison County High School
.and a student at North Florida Community College, the daugh-
,ter of John and Glenda Sirmon, was crowned the "2007 Miss
Cheltsie Kinsley, an eighth grade student at Madison Acad-
emy. and the daughter of Paul and Emerald Kinsley, was
"rowned the "2007 Teen Miss Madison."
The evening program, held at the Van H. Priest Auditorium,
began at 7 p.m., with an opening number, which included all
fourteen "Teen Miss Madison" contestants, and the eight "Miss
As the girls went offstage to change for the Sportswear
[Competition, Rob Nucatola, Weatherman for WCTV of Talla-
hassee. who was the emcee for the Madison pageant, gave a
. arm welcome to all present. This is the third year that Nucato-
la has been the "Celebrity Emcee" for the Madison County
The audience next enjoyed a vocal solo for their entertain-
ment b Madeline Sapp, the "2007 Miss'Largo's Outstanding
The audience was introduced to Victoria Wirick, "Teen
Miss Madison 2006" by Nucatola, who also introduced special
Guests in the audience, including the judges for the pageants. He
also introduced the "2007 Twelve-Year-Old-and-Under-Win-
ners" from the morning pageant. An explanation of competition
Sand the areas of scoring were explained to those present.
Winners of the "Baby Miss Madison" include;
S Baby Miss Madison (0-11 months):
Winner Harlee Davis
S 1st Runner-Up Jenna Littleton
P: Baby Mr. Madison (0-11 months):
Winner Rylan Barrs
SInfant Miss Madison (12 23 months):
S Winner Riley Browning
1st Runner-up Lucy Cherry
S 2nd Runner-up Kassidy Mixer.
3rd Runner-up Anna Meyer
4th Runner-up Kelsey Haire
Infant Mr. Madison (12 23 months):
Winner Cole Albritton
Tiny Miss Madison (2-3 years):
S Winner Makenzie Martin
1st Runner-up Elizabeth Engracio
S 2nd Runner-up Lilly McClamma
S Tiny Mr. Madison (2-3 years):
i Zavion Bryant Winner
Little Miss Madison (4 6 years):
Winner Essence Thomas
1st Runner-up Ellie Cherry
2nd Runner-up Kaylie Rogers
3rd Runner-up Savanna Wilford
4th Runner-up Mishaila Berman
Petite Miss Madison (7 9 years):
Winner Celina Quintara
1st Runner-up Kelli Garner
2nd Runner-up Jackie Roebuck
3rd Runner-up Haley Rogers
4th Runner-up Imani Bolden
Cheltsie Kinsley was named "Teen Miss Madison
County" and Kristin Sirmon was named "Miss Madi-,
son County" in Saturday night's pageant. (Greene
Publishing, Inc. Photo" by Emerald Kinsley, March 17,
"Cheltsie Kinsley was named "Teen Miss Madison County" in Saturday evening's pageant. Pictured left to right:
"Stephanie Johnson, Most Photogenic; Tiffany Richardson, fourth runner-up; Christie Riley, second runner-up and
4fliss Congeniality; Cheltsie Kinsley, Queen; Elainie Jarvis, first runner-up; and Jessica Phillips, third runner-up and
'Audience Choice Award. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley, March 17, 2007)
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Kristin Sirmon was crowned "Miss Madison County" Saturday evening. Pictured left to right: Lisa Terry, fourth
runner-up and Miss Congeniality; Shannen Combass, third runner-up; Kristin Sirmon, Queen; Bethanie Dietrich,
first runner-up; and Ashton Williams, second runner-up and Miss Photogenic. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by
Emerald Kinsley, March 17, 2007)
Nicole Davis was the winner of the "Miss Heart of
Madison County" Award. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo
by Emerald Kinsley, March 17, 2007)
Junior Miss Madison (10 12 years):
Winner Ashley Skipper
1st Runner-up Kendall Land
2nd Runner-up Saba Akbar
3rd Runner-up Hope Smith
4th Runner-up Brooke Kinsley
The first competition of the evening was the Sportswear
event for the Teen Miss contestants. It was followed by the Ca-
sual Wear event of the "Miss" Contestants.
Nucatola announced the sponsors for the pageant, and told
of the prizes that would be won by the winners on each level of
competition. He then turned the microphone over to Miss Madi-
son 2006, Melissa Burke, who gave her farewell address.
Toni Blanton, the "Miss Madison" coordinator, crowned the
"Mr. & Miss Heart" of Madison, as well as the Sweethearts,
who all worked and raised the most money for the scholarship
program of the Miss Madison Pageant.
Pageant co-ordinator Toni Blanton explains that, "The Mr.
and Miss Heart of Madison and the Sweetheart program serve
as the foundation of the "Miss Madison Scholarship Fund."
These prestigious titles are awarded to those individuals who
raise one hundred dollars or more for the scholarship fund. For
the one boy and girl who raises the most money, they are
crowned "Mr. and Miss Heart" of Madison.
Winning the "Mr. and Miss Heart" of Madison and Sweet-
Mr. Heart of Madison Za'vion Bryant.
Miss Heart of Madison Nicole Davis
Sweethearts: Jailyn Cooks; Savanna Wilford; Christie Ri-
ley; Imani Bolden; Mishaila Berman; and Jackie Roebuck.
The audience next enjoyed entertainment by Sydney Keis-
ter, who is the reigning "Miss Florida Outstanding Teen," as
well as Kyle Wynn.
Following the entertainment, the audience sat back and en-
joyed the Evening Gown Competition of the Teen Miss Contes-
tants and the Miss Contestants.
After a brief intermission, the Teen Miss Madison County
2006, Victoria Wirick, made her farewell walk and appearance.
She then presented trophies to the new winners of the that divi-
sion. They included: 1st Runner-up, Elanie Jarvis; 2nd Runner-
up, Christie Riley, who was-also chosen "Teen Miss Congenial-
ity;" 3rd Runner-up, Jessica Phillips; and 4th Runner-up,
Tiffany Richardson. Stephanie Johnson won "Most Photo-
Wirick then crowned and presented flowers and gifts to the
new "Teen Miss Madison for 2007," Cheltsie Kinsley.
Next in order were the winners of the "Miss Madison"
Taking her final walk before crowning her successor, Miss
Madison County 2006, Melissa Burke, spoke of the many won-
derful events she had been a part of during her reign, and
thanked Toni Blanton for all her help in making her year so spe-
Burke and Nucatola announced the Miss Madison winners,
who included: 1st Runner-up Bethanie Dietrich; 2nd Runner-
up Ashton Williams; 3rd Runner-up Shannen Combass; and
4th Runner-up Lisa Terry.
The "Miss Congeniality" winner in the Miss division was
Lisa Terry. Ashton Williams won the "Most Photogenic" award.
Nucatola then announced the "2007 Miss Madison,"
Kristin Sirmon. The "2006 Miss Madison," Melissa Burke,
crowned the new Queen, and presented her flowers, and gifts.
Kristin will represent Madison County in various ribbon-cut-
tings and parades in the area, and received gifts from area busi-
Prizes and contributions made to the winners of the pageant
include: a $1,300 Scholarship to NFCC to Miss Madison; Rose
bouquets from Madison Florist to Miss & Teen Miss Madison;
Miniature bouquets from The Rosery to the Birth 12 year old
Division Winners; a $30 donation from Sonic to the Miss &
Teen Miss Winners; a Merle Norman Gift Certificate to the Miss
Madison; One Free Movie Rental from Movie Gallery to the
Miss & Teen Miss Madison; One Free Dinner at O'Neal's
Country Buffet to Miss Madison; a $25 Gift Certificate to Food
For Thought to Miss Madison; a Matrix Gift Box, (compliments
of Julie Wood at Stacy & Co.) to Teen Miss Madison; two free
6" Meal-Deals from Subway to Miss & Teen Miss Madison;
Please see Miss Madison on Page 18A
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AROUND MADISON COUNTY
The Suwannee Valley Chapter of the Deep South Dressage
and Combined Training Association is planning a Benefit Horse
Show for Melanie Wieland on Saturday, March 31st, at Trinity
Farm in Lee, beginning at 8 a.m. Trinity Farm is located at 4411
NE County Road 255 just north of the SR 6 crossroads.
Melanie is a charter member of the Suwannee Valley Chap-
ter. The purpose of the benefit horse show is to collect money
for Melanie's health care fund to financially support her for the
injuries she received in a late December accident. Melanie was
critically injured by a horse kick to her head and is undergoing
In addition to regular show activities (dressage and com-
bined training) the Deep South Group is adding Jumper Divi-
sions and Sport Horse In Hand Classes. They will also have a
food concession done by St Vincent's. At the lunchtime break
there will be demonstration's by Dixiie Dynamite Trick Riders
and the Union County Fag Drill Team.
Donations will be solicited from spectators in lieu of an en-
trance fee. Spectators should bring lawn chairs, as there is no
seating available (except for the grass!). Please leave your dogs
at home. There will be a raffle for various items donated by lo-
cal businesses, so bring your extra cash. You could win some-
thing really special for only a buck!
Proceeds will be going to Melanie's Healthcare Fund.
The club is asking local businesses to donate items for the
raffle and/or to sponsor a class division.
For more information, please contact Linda Boyles at 971-
5392, Diane Riley at 850-210-5516 or Debra Hudson at 948-
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14A Madison County Carrier www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, March 21, 2007
HEALTH & NUTRITION
Madison County Health Department Celebrates
National Nutrition Month By "Losing the Fads"
Diet fads come and go, and some may help you lose weight
- in the short term. For National Nutrition Month 2007 the
American Dietetic Association says the most effective long-
term way to achieve a healthful lifestyle is to be 100% Fad
The ADA defines food fads as "unreasonable or exaggerat-
ed beliefs that eating (or not eating) specific foods, nutrient
supplements or combinations of certain foods may cure dis-
ease, convey special health benefits or offer quick weight loss."
We encourage everyone to keep in mind the National Nu-
trition Month key message to enjoy a 100% Fad Free lifestyle.
Develop an eating plan for lifelong health. Too often,
people adopt the latest food fad rather than focusing on
overall health. Get back to basics and use the new Dietary
Florida Agriculture and Consumer
Services Commissioner Charles H. Bron-
son is launching a spring program aimed at
combating childhood obesity, an increas-
ing health concern among young people.
What better way to tackle the problem than
to teach kids how to prepare their own
Bronson is kicking off the third annu-
al "Xtreme Cuisine Cooking School" in
March and classes will continue until April
to coincide with the end of the school year.
"Students on summer break often
have more leisure time and less adult su-
pervision than they do during the school
year," Bronson said. "Consequently, they--
will choose many of their own meals and
snacks. If these snacks are low in nutrition .
and fiber and high in salt, sugar, and
fats they can contribute to the growing
problem of childhood obesity. We want our children to learn
healthful alternatives that will continue into adulthood."
"Xtreme Cuisine Cooking School" teaches Florida students
how to make their own healthy snacks using "Fresh from Flori-
da" fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, and other
nourishing recipe ingredients.
Classes are being held at middle schools in Pinellas Park,
Miami, Ocala and Tallahassee. In Tallahassee, a class was held
on March 14 at Florida High Middle School. Award-winning
Guidelines for Americans and MyPyramid as your guide to
Choose foods sensibly by looking at the big picture. A
single food or meal won't make or break a healthful diet. When
consumed in moderation in appropriate portions, all foods can
fit into a healthful diet.
Learn how to spot a food fad. Unreasonable or exagger-
ated claims that eating (or not eating) specific foods, nutrient
supplements or combinations of foods may cure disease or of-
fer quick weight loss are key features of fad diets.
Find your balance between food and physical activity.
Regular physical activity is important for your overall health
and fitness plus it helps control body weight, promotes a feel-
ing of well-being and reduces the risk of chronic diseases.
hes Proaram To
Executive Chef Justin Timineri will teach
students the basics of food preparation
and cooking procedures while creating
fruit parfaits, whole-wheat pizzas, and
other easy-to-prepare snacks.
Students learn how the Florida fruit
and vegetables used in these recipes pro-
vide vitamins and minerals that can help
Prevent heart disease and other obesity-re-
lated illnesses. In addition, students learn
the dangers caused by excessive amounts
of salt, sugar and fats in their diet, and
how fiber could eliminate their desire for'
high-calorie, low-nutrition snack foods.
Each "Xtreme Cuisine" curriculum pack-
et contains four original recipes with nu-
| tritional breakdowns.
By the end of each session, students
learn the daily requirements for calories,
fruits and vegetables. They also learn the
basic food groups. Each student receives a copy of the Fresh
from Florida Kids' Kitchen cookbook, which outlines many
cooking basics. Students also receive "Xtreme Cuisine" cer-
tificates attesting to their skill in the preparation of healthy
"We hope that once these young people learn this vital in-
formation, they can pass it on to their friends and even family
members," Bronson said. "We have to take steps early to en-
sure they make good food choices throughout their lifetime."
Food and nutrition misinformation can have harmful
effects on your health and well-being, as well as your wallet.
Registered dietitians are uniquely qualified to talk to you about
current and emerging science-based nutrition information and
are an important part of developing a diet plan that meets your
Registered dieticians (RD), Licensed Dietician/Nutrition-
ists (LD/N), and WIC Nutritionists can help you plan a 100%
Fad Free lifestyle. Your local health department WIC office has
accurate and reliable information available.
Leon County WIC office, serving Leon, Wakulla, Franklin,
Jefferson, Taylor and Madison Counties (850) 487-3158 or 1-
Staying Busy and
To Longer Life
Simple daily activities are good for your mind and body
Physical activity as the elixir of youth might seem like
old news, but there's a new twist, according to the March is-
sue of Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource. For the best
chance of a long, healthy life, marathon training is not re-
quired. But. staying busy and active might be.
Research published last )ear found that any activity that
contributed to energy expenditure in older adults may help
prolong life. Such activities can include household chores
such as vacuuming, mopping the floor, washing windows.
lawn work, caring for children or adults, walking or volun-
The study, published in the Journal of the American
Medical Association, tracked 302 adults between the ages of
70 and 84 for six years. Participants who had shown the high-
est energy expenditures had about half the mortality risk of
those with the lowest energy expenditures. Participants most
likely to be in the high-energ) group reported climbing stairs
or working for pay as a daily part of their lives.
Although researchers don't have all the answers about
how daily activities affect longevity, it's heartening to know
when people are "too busy" for exercise, staying busy around
the house, at work, or in the community may contribute to a
longer, healthier life.
Taken as Prescribed,
Addiction Risk Is Low
Addiction to pain medication:
What's the risk?
The abuse of prescription pain medication in the United
States appears to be on the increase. Michael Hooten, M.D., Di-
rector of the Pain Rehabilitation Center at Mayo Clinic in
Rochester, answers questions on pain medication misuse and ad-
diction in an interview in the March issue of Mayo Clinic
How common is addiction to pain medication? Some esti-
mates say that 10 percent to 40 percent of people with chronic
pain misuse opioids narcotic pain medications such as hy-
drocodone, (Vicodin, Lortab); morphine, oxycodone, (OxyCon-
tin, Roxicodone); hydromorphone (Dilaudid); meperidine (De-
merol); and methadone. Women, especially, should be aware of
the risks, because they are more likely than are men to seek
treatment for chronic pain.
What's the difference between medication misuse and ad-
diction? Misuse is taking a pain medication for a purpose other
than pain relief- such as to aid sleep or ease anxiety. In addic-
tion, people use a drug for its mood-altering or euphoric effects,
even when the result creates problems with relationships and
obligations at home, work or school.
How can patients avoid addiction? If misuse is addressed in
a quick and forthright manner, there's very little chance addic-
tion will become a problem. When patients take pain medication
as prescribed, the risk of abuse will more than likely be minimal.
Over time, people do become dependent on opioids and may
require increased dosages to achieve the same level of pain man-
agement. At that point, patients should talk with their doctor
about dosage, changes or other treatment options.
Lake Park Of Madison
A skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility,
serving the long term care and rehabilitation
needs of Madison and the surrounding area.
259 SW Captain Brown Rd. Madison, FL
SWednesday, March 21, 2007
HEALTH & NUTRITION
Madison County Carrier 15A
SThe Early-Eating Effect: Breakfast Calories Keep Overall Counts Down
By: Caroline J. Cederquist, MD
People in a rush often skip breakfast and then later rationalize that
it's okay, telling themselves they didn't need those calories anyway.
But not so fast! If you're among those who think you can escape
S your calories by running out on them, think again. New research shows
* that not only will those breakfast calories be waiting for you at dinner
! time, they'll have reinforcements!
S A new study out of the'University of Texas shows that people who
skipped breakfast actually ended up eating more overall throughout the
course of a day.
Breakfast tends to be a meal where it's easy to eat healthy, because
of all the nutritious and convenient foods that are traditional for this
first of our daily meals dairy foods like milk and yogurt, whole
grain cereals, breads and muffins, eggs and fruit. There are lots of good
But people often skimp on their morning intake anyway, simply
grabbing whatever they can hold in one hand while steering with the
other. That leads to a lot of low-nutrition breakfasts of coffee and
donuts or pastry that get wolfed down in the car.
Or worse, people often skip their breakfast altogether. Maybe it's
the because of the morning rush, but many people skip breakfast on
purpose, even if they're hungry, subscribing to the notion that if they
can just hold out for a few hours, they can leave those breakfast calo-
ries behind them, move on to lunch, and reduce their daily intake by
one meal. They couldn't be more wrong.
The University of Texas researchers tracked a week's worth of in-
take for nearly 1,000 people. What they found was that when the par-
ticipants ate a healthy, reasonable-sized, breakfast of about 400 or 500
calories, they consistently ate less throughout the rest of the day! When
they ate a breakfast of just a couple hundred calories, they tended to
load up later, even without meaning to.
Aside from the temptation to binge after depriving themselves,
there's apparently something more at play.
It seems that any given number of calories eaten earlier in the day
tends to provide a more lasting satiety than the same calories eaten lat-
er in the day. The researchers speculated that the body's mechanism for
feeling satiety is functioning more fully in the morning hours.
That would be consistent with the diurnal sleep/wake cycle that
has governed our species since time immemorial.
Just think, even 100 years ago, most people didn't have any kind
of light other than firelight once the sun went down, and that pretty
well put an end to the day's activities. There was none of this staying
up for the late-night comedy with a quart of ice cream or a bag of pop-
Generally speaking, we didn't have much need to keep our bod-
ies going into the night. It makes sense that the body's mechanism for
sending messages of, "Thanks, I've had enough," wouldn't need to
function as well late in the day.
Of course, the advent of electricity has pretty well messed up that
cycle. We can now munch well into the night, and we do.
The researchers also noted that as the day wears on into night, our
meals and snacks get closer and closer together, time wise. They saw
that it was an average of four and a half hours hours between breakfast
and the usual lunch break at noon, but then it's usually only a couple
hours from the afternoon snack that we go for dinner. And after dinner,
it's as little as an hour and a half before we're having that nighttime
snack, so any late day eating is more likely to be followed by more eat-
And, then add to that all the social and environmental distractions
that come at us later in the day. We may be eating as part of some ac-
tivity, perhaps a party, or even just when refreshments are served at
meetings or classes. It could be that we're watching television while
we dine or snack, and other research has shown that if we're distract-
ed from what we're eating while we're eating, we'll eat more of it.
Whatever the reason for the early-eating effect, our response to it
should be pretty obvious: have a good breakfast. Previous studies have
shown that people who eat good cereals tend to be lower weight, and
plenty of evidence that shows that breakfast eaters have a lower rate of
But the key here is GOOD good cereals, good breakfasts- no
sugary, 400-calorie Danish and a swig of juice! That sort of thing will
only cause a spike in your blood sugar and leave you ravenous in an
hour and a half.
That doesn't mean you need to whip up a big fluffy omelet. In-
stead, have some good dairy protein from milk or yogurt, a nice whole-
grain muffin or toast, and apiece of fruit. If you have the time to sit
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and eat some cereal, remember that breakfast cereals are notorious
sources of added dietary sugar, so choose a good, whole-grain selec-
tion without the extra sugar.
And, don't settle for just knocking back a glass of juice. That will
give you some vitamins and nutrients, but again, it can cause a spike in
your blood sugar if it's not accompanied by any bulk. Try to have a
piece of whole fruit instead.
The most important breakfast change you make may just be com-
mitting to having breakfast in the first place. And while that's easier
said than done, it might just be one of those essential lifestyle changes
you have to make if you really want to reach and keep a healthy
If you start the day right, you can end it up lighter overall.
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Carl D. Bartholomew, DC, MD
Specializing In Manipulation and
Nutritional Support For The Ill Patient
The Relocation Of
His Greenville Office to
Madison On Feb. 15th.
Located in the Office Of Julie Schindler, D.O.
Madison Osteopathic Medicine
235 SW. Dade Street Madison, FL 32340
Madison Eye Center
Comprehensive Eye Care
In Madison Since 1978
/ Hour Optical Service Available
Visit Our Website:
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234 SW Range Ave. Madison. FL 850-973-3937
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353 NE Marion St. Phone: 850-973-4125
Madison, FL Fax: 850-973-8922
Valdosta Medical Clinic
James A. Sinnott, M.D.
Edward J. Fricker, M.D.
Specialist In Al Gastrointestinal Disorders
Dr. SinoU Appointments Only DF.iktr
(229) 245-7345 or 1-800-587-0777
3207 Country Club Drive Valdosta GA
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Everybody's talking about what's in the classified.
I build sheds, decks, handicap
ramps, exterior carpentry work,
window and door replacement.
Call Bob: 850-242-9342
Design & Free Estimates
Land Clearing, Ponds, Stump Re-
moval, Demolition, and Roads. No
Job Too Small. Free Estimates. Call
Paul Kinsley at 850-973-6326
23 People needed to
lose 5-100 pounds!
All Natural, 100% Guaranteed
Call 1-888-218-8383 or
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
1693 SW Mosley Hall Rd.
(CR360) Madison, Florida
M/C. VISA & DEBIT CARDS
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 road. Bear
right onto SW Mosley Hall Rd.
(CR360).Past fire house, on left.
Estate & Garage Sale
Fri. 3/23 & Sat. 3/24
8 a.m. 3 p.m.
Kenmore programed sewing ma-
chine; Kenmore stack washer &
dryer; Kirby vacuum; & much
more! 787 N. E. Palmetto St, Pinet-
ta FL. 850-929-3742
Goat Herd For Sale
Call for information
Bulls for Sale
(2) '06 bull calves. Good breed-
ing stock. Raised to be very gen-
tle and easily loaded. Will halter
break for you if desired. $550
OH BOY! Do we have KOI!
Decorative Koi and Butterfly Koi.
Large Comets, Sarassas, Shubunk-
ins and Wakins too!
Fill your pond with Beautiful Fish
from Creatures Featured, Madison
C^ outhem Villas of
M 4adison0 a artments-
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."
Quiet Country Setting
4 miles North of Madison.
Heating & A/C
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.
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Beautiful puppies .
Loving and responsible pet
owners only, please!
These abandoned fuzzy bundles of
love are in need of good homes.
They appear as pure Lab and so
will be med/large adult dogs.
Call local 464-1071 or 253-0056
No Calls After 8 p.m. Please
With your land
Factory Direct Prices
No Middle Man!
Prestige Home Center
Lake City Florida
Excavating & Tractor
Land Clearing, Ponds, Stump
Removal, Demolition, Roads,
Mowing, Discing, Box-Blading,
No Job Too Small
Call Paul Kinsley
3 BR/2 BA Doublewide
Home Prestige Center
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Deadline For Classified Advertising
Is At 3:30 p.m. On
The Monday Of The Week
You Want Your Ad To Run.
SUBSTITUTE BUS DRIVERS
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3 BR/2 BA Doublewide
Home Prestige Center
With your land
Factory Direct Prices
No Middle Man!
Prestige Home Center
Lake City Florida
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
Dietary Aide- Part-time for a.m. &
p.m.. shifts. Cook- PRN -both
shifts. We are small, but are a part
of a wonderful company with car-
ing individuals who have a desire to
improve the lives of our Residents
and Staff. Call 850-973-4880 ask
for Theresa Patterson, Dietary
Manager, Madison Nursing Center.
Johnson & Johnson Transport, Inc.
2 Drivers needed to work Tues-Sat
PM shift. Benefits include: 401K,
health insurance, uniforms, paid
vacation. CDL Class A is required.
Apply in person at 1607 W. US
Hwy 90, Madison, FL between
8:00 AM and 5:00 PM Mon-Fri.
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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-
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.
CALL IVAN JOHNSON WITH
Faculty Position commencing
Applicants must have a Master's
degree in Mathematics from an ac-
credited institution, or a Master's in
a related field with a minimum of
eighteen graduate hours in mathe-
matics. Experience teaching Cal-
culus preferred. Ability to teach a
wide range of math courses along
with Community College teaching
experience desired. Duties include
teaching 15 hours per semester
through the sophomore-level. Can-
didates chosen for interviews will
be required to give a sample pre-
sentation utilizing instructional
technology/graphing calculator. In
addition to teaching, duties include:
established office hours; serving on
College committees; participating
in Department and College activi-
Send applications to: Di-
rector HR, North Florida Commu-
nity College, 325 NW Turner Davis
Drive, Madison, Florida 32340.
Only complete application packets
will be considered. Complete ap-
plication packet requires letter; re-
sume and application; copy of
Transcripts- (unofficial okay). Ap-
plication and Resume must be re-
ceived by March 28, 2007. EOE
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
Three bedrooms, huge jacuzzi garden
tub, CHA, fully equipped kitchen
Four Bay pole barn, above
ground pool, within 2 miles of Blue i'..- '"i ..
Springs and Withlacoochee River, '
Lee School District, easy drive to Valdosta, $115,000.00 S.H.I.P
Approved MLS# 164425. All Realty Services 850-973-9990
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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
At Your Fingertips
$ AVON $
In 2007 Start Your Own Business
Start -Up Kit $10
POSITION AVAILABLE WITH
FASTPACK PACKAGING INC.
HOURS ARE 9:00-5:00 M-F.
JOB DUTIES INCLUDE: OR-
DER FULFILLMENT AND IN-
VENTORY CONTROL. BASIC
COMPUTER SKILLS ARE NEC-
ESSARY. SOME HEAVY LIFT-
ING IS INVOLVED. PLEASEAP-
PLY IN PERSON AT 226 SE LEE
SCHOOL AVE SUITE 36 (THE
OLD LEE SCHOOL BUILDING).
PAY RANGE DEPENDS ON
LEVEL OF EXPERIENCE.
Full and part time experienced;
Hiring All Positions Flexible
schedules, weekly paychecks,
health insurance and other great
Apply in person at the Lake Park
location, 4914 Timber Drive. EOE
Allen Freight Services is now offer-
ing southeast regional runs for class
A drivers who need to be home
weekends. We offer a comprehen-
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-
25 lbs. of
Madison County Residents
Are You 55+ and having
difficulty finding a job?
If you qualify, Experience Works will pay
your training costs
pay your wages while you learn to be a
Certified Nurse Aide (CNA).
For more information, call Lana at
850-922-0023 ext. 242
A national nonprofit organization. EEO/AA
"This U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Grant Award, #SBAHQ-#2-1-
0034 is funded by the SBA. SBA's funding is not an endorsement of any products,
opinions, or services. All SBA funded programs are extended to the public on a
non discriminatory basis."
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
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Madison County Carrier 17A
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Pursuant to ss 166.141, Florida Statutes, the Town Council of the Town of
Greem ille, Florida hereby gives notice that at 6:00 p.m. during its regular meeting held
April 9, 2007, at City Hall, Greenville. Florida, the Town Council will hold a public
hearing to consider vacating, abandoning and closing certain roads located within city
limits, more specifically described as follows:
LOT 8 THROUGH 19, INCLUSIVE, OF BLOCK 29, TOWN OF
SGREENVILLE, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE G, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MADISON
THE SOUTH 75 FEET OF BLOCK 28, TOWN OF CRFFNVII.LE, AS
PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1,
PAGE G. OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MADISON COUNTY,
SAID LAND SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN MADISON COUNTY,
YOU WILL PLEASE BE GOVERNED ACCORDINGLY.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect
to any matter considered at such meeting he or she will need a record of the proceed-
ings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record
of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
Dated this 13th day of March, 2007.
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Pursuant to SS 336.09 and 336.10, Florida Statutes, the Board of County
Commissioners of Madison County, Florida hereby gives notice that at 9:00 a.m. dur-
ing its regular meeting held April 4, 2007 at the Board of County Commissioner's
Room, Room No. 107, Madison County Courthouse Annex, 229 SW Pinckney Street,
Madison, Florida, the Board will hold a public hearing to consider vacating, abandon-
ing, discontinuing and closing certain roads located in Northeast Madison County,
Florida, more specifically described as follows:
NE Whippet Trail: Portion of NE Whippet Trail, commencing at
the West property line of Parcel No. 10-1N-06-1662-000-000, proceeding
West through said parcel then North into the Southeast corner of Parcel
No. 03-1N-06-1643-000-000, continuing East and ending in the Southeast
corner of Parcel No 02-1N-06-1640-000-000.
YOU WILL PLEASE BE GOVEREND ACCORDINGLY.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect
to any matter considered at such meeting he or she will need a record of the proceed-
ings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record
of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
SDated this 16th day of March 2007.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA
BI: \lien Chtrry. Interim Count% Coordinator.
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18A Madison County Carrier
Louella Thompson holds a rutabaga,
measuring 21 1/2 inches in diameter. Thomp-
son's brother, W.H. Thigpen, who lives in
Georgia, but is visiting Madison County this
week, grew the rutabaga. (Greene Publishing,
Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, February 19,
Go Kartse otrcclse*AR
Melissa Burke, 2006 Miss Madison County, leads the 2007 Miss Madison Coun-
ty contestants onstage. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Tommy Greene, March
Victoria Wirick, Madison County's Teen Miss 2006, leads the 2007 Teen Miss
contestants onstage. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Tommy Greene, March 17,
Madeline Sapp, Largo's Outstanding Miss Teen, cen-
ter, is pictured with Madison's Teen Miss, Cheltsie Kins-
ley, left, and Miss Madison County, Kristin Sirmon, right.
(Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley,
March 17, 2007)
Gifts Certificates to Crystal
Nails to Miss & Teen Miss
Madison; A Free Lunch Buffet
& Large Pizza from Pizza Hut
to Teen Miss Madison & Run-
ners-Up; One Hour Massage,
compliments of Franny Dav-
enport to Miss Madison; a
one-hour facial to Miss Madi-
son, compliments of Jessi
Howe; a Product Gift Bag to
the Teen Miss Madison, com-
pliments of Denise Ellison at
Daylight Salon & Spa; Two
Free Dinners & Beverages
from Ken's BBQ to Miss
Madison; Gift Certificate to
Creatures Featured for Miss
Madison; Free Service Fee
from Curves to Miss & Teen
Miss Madison; Three Free
Tans at The Fitness Place to
Miss Madison; $20 Dry
Cleaning Gift Certificate at
Madison Cleaners to Miss
Madison; Free Manicure from
Brenda's Styles, compliments
of Summer Hicks to Miss &
Teen Miss Madison; Five Free
Tanning Visits at Brenda
Styles for Miss and Teen Miss
Madison; Free Biolage Hair
Care from Brenda Styles for
Miss Madison; Mary Kay Gift
Certificate to Miss Madison &
(3) Runner-Ups, compliments
of Lynne Brown); Mary Kay
Gift Certificate from Lynne
Brown for Teen Miss Madison
& (3) Runners-Up; and a $25
Gift Certificate at Ladybug
Caf6, located inside Norris
Emporium to Miss Madison.
A special thanks from
Toni Blanton was given for
help to her and the pageant in-
clude: NFCC; Becky's Dance
Step Studio; "Knot Just Wed-
dings" Catering; Elizabeth
Waring and Holiday Inn Ex-
press; Norris Emporium; Bet-
sy & Tony Blanton; Carla
Ward; Becky Robinson;
Melissa Burke; Victoria
Wirick; Amanda Hodge; Ryan
Norris; Jessica Nixon; Jen-
nifer Williams; Tammy
Richardson; Donna Odom;
Lilly Brooks; Mark, Willa &
Wendy Branham; Laura
Tuten; LeeAnne Brooks; Ma-
gan Ward; and Brigitte and
HOD Nucatola, center, meteorologist for WCTV
Channel 6, and Master of Ceremonies, is pictured be-
tween Teen Miss Madison County Cheltsie Kinsley,
left, and Miss Madison County Kristin Sirmon, right.
(Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley,
March 17, 2007)
cont from page 11A