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IN THE SPIRIT OF MADISON COUNTY
Lucas Rutherford Sigr
SMan Killed In Crash
People from around the Town of Greenville and Madison County showed up to voice their support for the restora-
tion of Ray Charles' childhood home. Born Ray Charles Robinson, in Albany, Ga., Ray Charles spent his early years
in Greenville before contracting glaucoma at the age of seven. Through the kindness of Greenville residents, he was
sent to the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind in St. Augustine. (Photo Submitted)
Greenville Receives Money From State
To Restore Ray Charles' Childhood Home
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Florida Legislature
appropriated $50,000 to the
Town of Greenville for the
restoration of Ray Charles'
A group of about 25 local
delegates from Greenville
went and showed their sup-
port for the appropriation the
day that ii as made.
"Out of all the requests
made in the state,
Greenville's request was
ranked number one," Jim Par-
rish, the town's consultant,
Parrish said that the Leg-
islature also indicated that
they would be receptive to
another request for ifvre
money if there is not enouligf
to restore the home.
Elesta Pritchett, Green-
ville .mayor and a childhood
friend of Ray Charles, ad-
dressed the members of the
Legislature, as did Parrish
and Sheriff Pete Bucher.
The ;delegates were es-
corted to"the Capitol building
on a Fantasy Motorcoach,
provided by Ronnie Ragans.
Born Ray Charles Robin-
-'n, tre rhythm and blues
legeid spent his early years,
growing up in the Town of
Greenville in his grandmoth-
er's home, in a section of
town then known as Jellyroll.
At the age of seven, he con-
tracted glaucoma and was
sent to the St. Augustine
School for the Deaf and
Blind. Charles' musical roots
took hold in Greenville. His
talent was later known to the
A statue of Ray Charles is
crect.d in the Haffye Hayes
Park in Greenville.
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A Madison man was killed
in a traffic accident in Lulu in
Columbia County last Mon-
day, April 2.
According to a Florida
Highway Patrol report,
Howard Douglas Hiers, 46, of
Madison, was traveling east-
bound on State Road 100 in a
fully loaded 1998 Mack truck,
As Hiers approached the
intersection of SE Douglas Howard Douglas Hiers
Road and approached the rear
of a 2000 Peterbilt truck, driven by Carlos Leonardo Flores, 31,
of Charlotte, N.C., he attempted to make a right turn onto Dou-
glas Road from State Road 100.
As Hiers slowed and attempted to make the turn, he failed
to avoid a rear-end collision with Flores and the front end of Hi-
Please see Hiers, Page 3A
In This Friday's iteLepiise-Recoider
School Board Handles Business
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Madison County
School Board took care of
business during a meeting on
Tuesday, April 3.
The board heard from
Michelle Miller, who gave a
presentation on Cystic Fibro-
Neal Meadows presented
the 2005-2006 Panhandle
Area Education Consortium
report to the board.
Items approved under the
consent agenda included:
*An agreement with the
Agency for Health Care Ad-
ministration for the provision
of reimbursement for Medic-
aid administrative claiming
*A contract with Larry
Hutcheson for final evaluation
and a three-year summative
evaluation of a Title I, Part F
Comprehensive School Re-
*A contract with Hutche-
son for a final 21st Century
*A contract with Hutche-
son to assist the district with
board policies and procedures.
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*A contractual agreement
for inter-county transfer of ex-
ceptional students in Hamilton
*Administrative and con-
fidential employee appoint-
ments for 2007-2008.
*An agreement with Kim
Buchanan to provide speech
and language therapy services
for no more than 18 hours per
week during the absence of
the regular speech therapist.
Under the regular agenda,
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Madison County High School
Cowgirls will hold their Senior Night on
Wednesday, April 11.
The seniors will be honored at 5:30
p.m. The game against John Paul II will be-
gin at 6 p.m.
Seniors this year include:
Tara Richardson, the daughter of Epp
and Miki Richardson and Lisa Johnson,
who signed to play softball for North Flori-
da Community College and plans to major
in English at a university afterwards.
Jessica Pickles, the daughter of Troy
and Karen Pickles, who plans to attend
NFCC's Re.i,[ered NurL ini' Pii,.iII .1ind
cimpIce hei B,;ch[el'i I S'CIilei Ie in Nuri -
an audit of the Madison Coun-
ty School Board for the fiscal
year ending June 30, 2006 was
delayed until the April 17
A Student Progression
Plan was adopted.
ing at Florida State University.
Robbie Griffin, the daughter of R.a\
and Susanne Griffin, who plans to attend
Santa Fe Community College and the Uni-
versity of Florida. She is undecided on .
Bridget Cherry, the daughter of Cath.
Bass and the late Sid Cherry, who plans ti,
attend NFCC, and then major in accounting
Allied Smith, the daughter of Stew.nit
and Cindy Smith, who plans to attend T.il-
lahassee Community College and FSU. She
plans to major in nutrition.
Kim King, the daughter of Larry Kirrn
and Wendy Webb, who plans to attend
NFCC .,nd Sti. .i nie \..-Techli j. i ii Jr i'i in
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David Harper Promoted
To Patrol Sergeant
Madison County Sheriff's
officer David Harper was pro-
moted from corporal to patrol
sergeant on April 1.
As a corporal, Harper was
a canine officer assigned to In-
terstate 10. His primary duties
included drug interdiction
through aggressive traffic en-
forcement. Harper and his ca-
nine, Nitro, also performed
drug demonstrations at county
schools and various other
functions, educating youth and
parents on the dangers of ille-
Please see Harper, Page 3A
Minister Dies While
By Jacob Bembry Hospital, where he was pro-
Greene Publishing, Inc. nounced dead.
A minister died after
preaching a funeral on Satur-
day, April 7. I
The minister was preach-
ing the funeral of Howard Hi-
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Ulysses Jones, after he had
finished preaching the funeral
and then fell over.
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VIEWPOINTS & OPINIONS
Letters to the Editor are typed word for word, comma for comma, as sent to this newspaper.
Pelosi Is Another
My husband and I agree completely with Ms. Marianne's
letter last friday. She is correct in saying that Ms. Pelosi is drunk
with her new found power. She is spending our tax dollars going
overseas to countries that are our enemies and undermining the
President and our troops. She is another Jane Fonda. The De-
mocrats will rue the day that they made her speaker of the house.
May God help us all.
However It Comes
By Frances Caldwell
The old African aphorism made famous as the title of
Hillary Clinton's 1996 book It Takes a Village to Raise a Child
rings true in today's society, perhaps more so than in the past.
Though there are still a few mothers who are able to stay at
home and practice full-time mothering (about 30%), the majori-
ty must divide their time among many responsibilities: a huge
chunk to the job that helps pay the bills, smaller chunks to
housecleaning, laundry, cooking, shopping, and sometimes even
Most of our children must get by with less mothering-a
word which simply means to care for and protect-than they
need and deserve. But thank heavens for all the "other mothers"
who step in when a child's birth mother cannot be there. There
are lots of them, and they come in a variety of packages.
Fathers are often called upon to mother their children.
Though fathers have often been better at the protect part of the
definition, rather than the care for part, today there's a new
brand of father. These fathers don't cower at the sight of a dirty
diaper and are just as likely to be seen kissing owies and tying
shoes as they are teaching the fine arts of baseball and fishing.
Furthermore, there are over two million single fathers in this
country, who must be both father and mother to their children,
no easy task whether you're male or female.
Teachers, coaches, and babysitters are skilled in mothering
technique. Who picks up the children when they hurt themselves
on the playground, who comforts them when they fail at a task,
who encourages them to try again, and who teaches them the
skills of cooperation, determination, patience, and compassion?
A multitude of kind-hearted individuals, some parents them-
selves, love children enough to spend hours often at low pay or
no pay to help children learn and succeed.
Grandparents are increasingly asked to step in to mother
their grandchildren, sometimes fulltime; six million children in
this country are being raised by grandparents. It seems like a lot
to ask of older folks who have already raised their children, and
it is. However, children's needs trump peaceful retirement al-
.most every time/ Though, grandma would rather be reading a
good novel than potty training a toddler, she'll often rise to the
occasion, arthritic or not.
And last, don't forget the millions of stepparents who take
other people's children into their homes and offer them love and
guidance with little or no credit given. Step-parenting is the most
difficult of all and is fraught with dangers that can ruin a mar-
riage or scat a child's psyche. Those attempting stepparenting
will find help and comfort in Susan Philip's book Stepchildren
Speak. Written by grown-up stepchildren, it offers parents, step-
parents, and even stepchildren valuable insight and advice. Over
half of American children live in stepfamilies.
On Mothers' Day this year, take a moment to consider ALL
the mothering you have received over the years. Honor these
people, thank them, and return the favor to the universe by
mothering a child yourself, yours or someone else's.
Marine Colonel Faces Charges
The battle was in Haditha, Iraq in November 1995. The tri- and sworn depositions of key combat officers intimately famil-
al date is May 14, 2007. Marine Lieut. Col. Jeffrey Chessani, iar with the events surrounding the Nov. 19, 2005 ambush of a
battalion commander, faces charges of failing to properly inves- Marine convoy in Haditha, Al Anbar Province, one of the dead-
tigate and report the ambushed Marines' battle in which 15 Iraqi liest cities in Iraq.
civilians were killed. If found guilty, he could be dismissed/dis- The decision to launch a criminal investigation ..was made
honorably discharged, lose his pension, and be in prison for up three months after its occurrence as a result of a Time Magazine
to 3 years. Chessani's military defense lawyers are news lead, which military commanders in the field suspected
assisted without charge by the Thomas More Law Center, a na- was instigated by terrorist propaganda.
tional public interest law firm in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Congressman John Murtha, [anti-war critic, chairman of the
From the Law Center newsletter: It is clear that the Bat- House military appropriations subcommittee] months before the
talion Commander of the Marines charged in the so-called "Ha- investigation was completed, publicly accused the four Marines
ditha Massacre" is a political scapegoat of the anti-war efforts of being'"cold-blooded murderers" and high ranking officers of
led by Congressman John Murtha and Time Magazine. This "covering it up."
was the conclusion of Richard Thompson, President and Chief (Law Center spokesman Brian J. Rooney, former Marine
Counsel of the Thomas More Law Center. .Said Thompson who served in Iraq, stated that the first round of depositions of
"This is a media-investigated prosecution, influenced by Iraqi key witnesses is completed. "I can promise you some stunning
propagandists and inflamed by Congressman John Murtha's revelations showing Lieutenant Colonel Chessani will be exon-
outrageous public comments prejudging the guilt of Marines to rated of all the charges against hirm.")
bolster his anti-war agenda." More information: Thomas More Law Center (734) 827-
Thompson's public comments are based on his office's re- 2001. Website: www.thomasmore.org
view of thousands of pages of investigative reports, interviews Marianne Green
Commissioners Need To Protect Taxpayers
GUILTY.!!! Thats right, guilty of not knowing all the facts accident, or if they had been stopped by maybe a Deputy pa-
in "WHAT were they thinking", published 28 March in refer- trolling the area. When I arrived at Hy.6, I saw nothing so I
ence to the COUNTY allowing the OFF ROAD vehicles to crossed over 6 and drove down to, and along the Withlacoochee
prowl the dirt roads of Madison County, resulting in extreme Shores a bit, then turned around and headed back to Hy 6. Just
damage to the roads as well as accidents caused by the road as I came up to 6, they went byme wide open, but they had to
damage, stop at the Highway due to heavy traffic, which gave me a
After reviewing the transcript provided to me lately by Ms chance to catch up after the dust cleared up enough for me to
Pickets, I know now that there will be no "NAYs", to sit back see. I drove up behind them and shut down on my horn, then
and say "I told you so". jumped out of the truck and confronted the two of them before
What really happened at the meeting, December 6,when the they could get away. I spoke with the guy. on the ATV first, and
Public Works Director expressed concerns about mixing ATVs asked if they were trying to see which one could outlive the oth-
with motor vehicles on county roads, the County Attorney, ad- er? And where was his helmet, and how old he was. Well it turns
vised the Board on the present State' law which allows the ATV out that he was from Live Oak, and that he was IT, and had a
riders to use county roads under LIMITED CIRCUM- valid Drivers License. The one on the dirt bike was something,
STANCES". No ref. was made CLEAR as to what those cir- else. He looked to be in his twenties and really looked the part
cumstances are supposed to be. So when Comm. Henlerson, of someone ready and willing to inflict some PAIN. HE had on
made motion to do nothing and was seconded by Conim. Vick- a full-face helmet, gloves, logo striped pants and boots. All I
ers, the Board motion was carried 5-0. '\ -.6uld see was his eyes, but he was willing to talk. He was from
The Florida Statutes are clear as "MUD". In one paraIt Leon County, and he was just down to Madison to have some
speaks of'a person under 16 years of age will not operate OR FUN, and that there was no place to ride up there. I suppoke2h&
ride without proper Head AND Eye Protection, and in the next will be back to Madison County this summer because4epwas all
para: it states that an all-terrain vehicle MAY NOT be operated dressed up to play the part. This time he will probably bring
upon the public roads, streets, or highways of Florida, except as more of his buddies.
permitted by the State OR federal agency. In the next para: it So you see the word is out that Madison County is going to
states that a ATV with having four wheels may be used by LAW be the place to be from now on, unless the County Commis-
officers on public beaches or on public roads within public lands sioners come up with something with teeth that will protect the
while in the course and scope of their duties, tax payers. With the way things are now, Madison County will
This word of mouth LAW is unacceptable, and is spreading either be standing alone, or possibly as a Co Defendant, for in-
fast into other Fla. counties. For Example: This past Sunday I juries that occur because of the Hell Raisers, that love to destroy.
'was snoozing and awoke from this loud noise coming down the It's Time to act NOW!!
30 MPH road where I live. I looked out in time to see a 4 wheel- J. Erwin Hagan
er and a dirt bike racing. They must have been. doing 50 when
they hit the
Speed bumps, continued on at the same speed after they got Quote of the Month: "I would Pay a LOT of money to get
onto the 15 MPH private road, then all that was left was a pile OUT of the Room that Rosie was going to hang upside down
of dust. I continued to hear the loud noise down around the in."
BLUE SPRINGS, so, I rode down to see if they had caused an Donald Trumph
Why Robert E. Lee Fought
Why did Robert E. Lee
fight? He told his story in a
letter to Lord Acton, Decem-
Being asked by Lord Ac-
ton, he said: "I can only say
that while I have considered
the preservation of the consti-
tutional power of the General
Government to be the founda-
tion of our peace and safety at
home and abroad, I yet believe
that the maintenance of the
rights and authority reserved
to the States and to the people,
not only essential to the ad-
justment and balance of the
general system, but the safe-
guard to the continuance of a
free government. I consider it
as the chief source of stability
to our political system, where-
as the consolidation of the
States into one vast republic,
sure to be aggressive abroad
and despotic at home, will be
the certain precursor of that
ruin which has overwhelmed
all those that have preceded
"The South has contended
only for the supremacy of the
Constitution, and the just ad-
ministration of the laws made
in pursuance to it."
We have been told that he
joined the Confederacy be-
cause of his love of his Coun-
try, Virginia. This letter, found
in Selections From the Corre-
spondence of the First Lord
Acton explains even more of
his States'Rights philosophy.
April is Confederate His-
tory Month. On April 26, at
Confederate Memorial Park,
at 10 a.m., Madison's obser-
vance of Confederate Memor-
ial Day will be held. Bob
Hurst, Commander of the Tal-
lahassee Sons of the Confed-
erate Veterans will be the main
This year, 2007, is the
200th Anniversary of the birth
of Robert E. Lee.
Nelson A. Pryor
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Guests For Eoster
Guests visiting my family in Lee this past weekend
include, from left to right: my niece, Shannan Leutner; my
nephew, Braxton Taff; Braxton's half-sister, Vera Taff; and
my cousin, Noah Calhoun, who lives in Lee. (Greene Pub-
lishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, April 8,2007)
I hope everyone enjoyed their Easter weekend.
We had guests from Wakulla and Duval County on Sunday
afternoon. My niece, Shannan, and nephew, Ryan, were in from
Wakulla County, visiting my family, as well as their grandma,
Dot Leutner, who lives across the river in Hamilton County. My
niece, Morgan, accompanied them, along with her son, Braxton,
her daughter, Isabella, and her stepdaughter, Vera. It was great
to see them.
At church on Sunday, we had folks from Madison, Suwan-
nee, Wakulla and Taylor Counties. It was great to see the church
Happy birthday wishes are extended this week to my niece,
Shannan Leutner, who will turn 13 on Friday, the 13th. Daina
Flowers will also celebrate her birthday on Friday, April 13.
Melissa Gilbert will celebrate her birthday on Saturday, April
14. Melinda Williams will celebrate her birthdays on Sunday,
April 15. Boniie Webb will celebrate her birthday on Monday,
April 16. Troy Macarages will turn five years old on Tuesday,
April 17: .
i :-Happy.,anniversary wishes go out to Wesley and Crystal
Farnell, who celebrated 17 years together on Sunday, April 8. I
want to wish them many more years together.
That's all the news for this week! Have a great week and a
beautiful forever! May God bless each and every one of you!
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Spare Time: Rescues dogs, has 17 at her home now.
Future Plans: Continue with the remodeling of her
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The military is known for oxymorons, words in a phrase
that seem to contradict each other. One that stands out is the
term "military intelligence." Any one who has ever served a
day in the military will tell you that often the military is far from
Another oxymoron is "friendly fire." Anyone who has ever
been shot at ... the recipient of incoming fire ... will attest that
there is nothing friendly about this situation, no matter what di-
rection the fire comes from. The first human emotion that aris-
es when you are targeted is fear, followed in short order by
Three years ago, National Football League all-star Pat Till-
man was killed by friendly fire while serving as an Army
Ranger in Afghanistan. Friendly fire means that he was acci-
dentally targeted and killed by our own forces in an accident. A
recently released report by the U. S. Army indicates that the in-
cident was an unfortunate mistake. Several Army commanders
are implicated in the report for trying to cover up some of the
facts, supposedly in an attempt to make Tillman's death seem
more heroic in the eyes of his family and many fans.
Friendly fire accidents are nothing new in warfare. Any
student of Southern heritage will point to the accidental shoot-
ing of Stonewall Jackson by one of his sentries following the
great triumph at Chancellorsville in May 1863. His subsequent
death a week later meant that Lee was denied his most aggres-
sive corps commander, his "strong right arm" two months later
at the pivotal battle of Gettysburg. Did this tragic mistake alter
Those who deliver missiles, bombs and shells from long
distance ... beyond visual range or BVR ... must exercise great
caution to ensure our own troops are not at ground zero. In the
Normandy breakout near St. Lo in the summer of 1944, Ameri-
can bombers dropped short of their intended target and killed
about 700 of our own troops including the commander of Army
Ground Forces, General Lesley J. McNair. But sometimes in
cases where our forces are overrun by the enemy, they have ac-
tually called down fire on their own position in desperation. It
doesn't happen often, but when it does, about all you can do is
hunker down, cover up ... and pray.
Two things have helped reduce the number and effects of
Friendly fire incidents orn the modern battlefield. First, we have
much better' equipment to differentiate between friend anid foe'
Scond, the developmentt of smart A weapons has made targeting
much more precise. As a result, we can now make the warheads
much smaller and limit collateral damage. It sounds like anoth-
er oxymoron to suggest that today we fight on a safer battle-
field, but it's true.
While I don't see friendly fire being totally eliminated, it is
declining and the American people can take great pride in that
fact. Conversely, we are fighting an enemy in the Islamic fas-
cists that actively seek collateral damage. To them, everyone is
an enemy. If a hundred innocents die to kill one American, that
not only isn't a problem for al-Qaeda that is the primary tac-
tic of terror. These are evil people we are fighting. There is no
room for a negotiated settlement; they must be destroyed.
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Just for this morning, I am going to
smile when I see your face and laugh when
I feel like crying.
Just for this morning, I will let you
choose what you want to wear, and smile
and say how perfect it is.
Just for this morning, I am going to
step over the laundry, and pick you up and
take you to the park to play.
Just for this morning, I will leave the
dishes in the sink, and let you teach me
how to put that puzzle of yours together.
Just for this afternoon, I will unplug the
telephone and keep the computer off, and
sit with you in the backyard and blow bub-
Just for this afternoon, I will not yell
once, not even a tiny grumble when you
scream andwhine for the ice cream truck,
and I will buy you one if he comes by.
Just for this afternoon, I won't worry
about what you are going to be when you
grow up, or second guess every decision I
have made where you are concerned. Just
for this afternoon, I will let you help me
bake cookies, and 1 won't stand over you
trying to fix them. Just for this afternoon, I
will take us to McDonald's and buy us both
a Happy Meal so you can have both toys..
Just for this evening, I will hold you in
my arms and tell you a story about how
you were born and how much 1 love you.
Just! for this evening, I will let you
splash in the tub and not get angry.
Just for this evening, I will let you stay
up late while we sit on the porch and count
all the stars.
Just for this evening, I will snuggle
ers' vehicle collided with the rear trailer of Flores' Peterbilt.
The impact caused the Peterbilt to be pushed forward with
great force and caused its rear to be eccentrically rotated in a
clockwise attitude, yawning toward the southeast corner of the
intersection, where to came to rest along the southern grassy
shoulder, facing in a southwesterly direction.
The initial impact caused damage to the front of Hiers'
truck, and caused its right front tire to be compromised, causing
it to veer sharply to its right as it departed and drove through the
Hiers then continued forward and drove onto the southern,
grassy shoulder and into the adjacent tree line.
cont from page 1d
The front of Hiers' semi then impacted a group of trees and
came to a sudden stop against the trees.
The load of pulpwood on Hiers' trailer then projected for-
ward, where the logs went into the rear of the cab.
The impact with the rear of Flores' truck, the sudden stop at
the impact with the trees and the shifting forward load caused
extensive damage to the entire cab area of to the entire cab area
of the pulpwood truck.
Hiers was pronounced dead at the scene.
Flores suffered minor injuries in the wreck.
FHP Cpl. Jessie T. Stalnaker, Jr. was the crash investigator,
as well as the homicide investigator.
cont from page 1A
Harper and Nitro were credited
with numerous drug arrests and
seizures, including a Toyota SUV,
currently assigned to a School Re-
source Officer as a patrol vehicle.
As a sergeant, Harper will super-
vise a night shift squad and will fo-
cus primarily on working the county.
Harper will continue to handle
Nitro and will enforce a zero toler-
ance drug policy throughout the
Harper will spot check the inter-
state as time permits, but will focus
on drug traffic in the county.
Harper replaces former Patrol
Sgt. Homer Q. Melgaard who retired
beside you for hours, and miss my favorite
Just for this evening when I run my
finger through your hair as you pray, I will
simply be grateful that God has given me
-the greatest gift ever given.
I will think about the mothers and fa-
thers who are searching for their missing
children, the mothers and fathers who are
visiting their children's graves instead of
their bedrooms, and mothers and fathers
who are in hospital rooms watching their
children suffer senselessly, and screaming
inside that they can't handle it anymore.
And when I kiss you good night I will
hold you a little tighter, a little longer. It is
then, that I will thank God for you, and
ask him for nothing, except one more
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LOCAL & REGIONAL CRIME BLOrI'ER
Man Arrested For Possesion Of
Alochol By A Person Under 21
On Sunday, April 1, Suwannee County Sheriff's Deputy Bobby
Akey arrested Jeffery Lee Barnes, 20, 24271 Hwy 247, O'Brien.
beer while sitting in his truck at the edge of a pine straw field on CR
rnes was charges with possession of alcohol by a person under 21. Barnes was arrested and transported to the Suwannee County
According to the Suwannee County Sheriff's Office, at approx- Jail on the stated charges. Bond was set at $250 and he bonded
ately 5:00 a.m. Deputy Akey observed Barnes in possession of through a local bonding agency.
Eleven Members Of Cuban Alien
Smuggling Ring Indicted
R. Alexander Acosta, United States Attorney for the South-
ern District of Florida, Rear Admiral David W. Kunkel, Com-
mander 7th Coast Guard District, US. Coast Guard, Jonathan I.
Solomon, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investiga-
tion, and Anthony V. Mangione, Acting Special Agent in Charge,
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, announce the in-
dictment and arrests of defendant Ramon Barrabi-Puentes and
ten members of his alien smuggling operation. The Indictment
alleges that Barrabi-Puentes and his associates attempted to
smuggle dozens of Cuban migrants into the United States on
three separate occasions between February 20, 2007 and March
4, 2007. According to the Indictment, on February 21, 2007, a
"go fast" vessel piloted by two of the defendants, Alexis de la
Cruz and Janny Grijalva-Gonzalez, was interdicted by a U.S.
Coast Guard patrol with 34 Cuban migrants aboard. The maxi-
mum statutory sentence for each charge of alien smuggling is fif-
teen years' imprisonment. The Indictment also alleges that Barra-
bi-Puentes and his associates conspired to smuggle aliens into
the United States, a charge which is punishable by up to ten
The Indictment and arrests are the direct result of a joint in-
vestigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), United
States Coast Guard, Immigration and Customs Enforcement
(ICE), Drug Enforcment Administration (DEA), United States
Customs and Border Protection (CPB), and Miami-Dade Police
Department launched in April 2006, into the Barrabi-Puentes
alien smuggling organization. Each member agency brings a
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"The Indictment and arrest of these smugglers demonstrates
the resolve of the U.S. Coast Guard and its partners to secure our
nation's borders," said Rear Adm. David W. Kunkel, commander
of the Seventh Coast Guard District. "Migrant smuggling creates
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"Alien smuggling organizations are driven by greed with lit-
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ment Patrolman Joel Oquendo,
on Thursday, April 5, after
conducting a traffic stop, he
observed several baggies of
marijuana on the center con-
sole through the windshield of
a car, driven by Willie Charles Willie Charles Thompkins
At that time, Deputy Jason Whitfield, who was assisting
Oquendo, placed Thompkins under arrest and conducted a
search of Thompkins' person. A box of rolling paper was dis-
covered and Thompkins was transported to the Madison County
Two Arrested For Disorderly
Conduct And Aggravated Battery
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Two women were arrested for disorderly conduct and ag-
gravated battery on Thursday, April 5.
According to a report filed by MPD Patrolman David Jarvis,
he was on patrol when he passed by a gas station and noticed a
man restraining Shermon Moore, 31, of Madison. Upon his in-
vestigation, Jarvis discovered that Moore had been fighting with
Renee Dopson, 35, also of Madison.
Both women had scratches on their faces.
Jarvis arrested both women and transported them to the
Madison County Jail.
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Christopher John Adams,
age 58, died Tuesday, April 3,
2007, at Baptist Medical Center
South, in Montgomery, Alaba-
Funeral services were held
Friday, April 6, at 3 p.m., at
Beggs Funeral Home, Madison.
Burial followed in Pine Grove
Cemetery. The family received
friends at Beggs Chapel on
Thursday, April 5, from 6 8
Angie Marie Prince Chris was born on Septem-
Dempsey, age 40, died April ber 28, 1948, in Augusta, Ga.
3, 2007, in Valdosta, Ga. The His family moved to Madison
funeral services were held Sat- County in 1958. He was a mem-
ura, ri ber of the Pine Grove Baptist
urday, April 7, at 3 p.m., at Church in Madison. He-lived in
Beggs Funeral Home in Madi-
Thomson, Ga. for a number of.
son, with burial at Pine Grove yeThmson, Ga. or a number of
years and was store manager for
Baptist Cemetery. The family Winn-Dixie. He returned to
received friends Friday, April Madison and worked at Dixie
7, from 6 9 p.m. at Beggs Packers and at Smithfield Meat
Chapel. Packing Plants. He was current-
Angie retired from the ly employed as a USDA, FSIS,
U.S. Army after 16 years, serv- inspector for Koch Foods in
ing as a Licensed Practical Montgomery, Al. He was a US
Nurse for the U.S. Army. She Army veteran, serving in Turkey
lived most of her life in Madi- during the Vietnam War. He was
son County and was a member a member of American Legion
of Pine Grove Baptist Church. Post 224, Cherry Lake.
She was also a lover of ani- He is survived by his par-
mals. ents, Vernon and Virginia
Angle is survived by her Adams of Madison; a daughter,
husband, David Dempsey of Kim Smithie, and husband
Pinetta; two sons, David I. Michael of Pinetta; three broth-
Dempsey II of Pinetta, and ers: Jimmy Adams, and wife
Dustin Allan Dempsey, of Kathy of Tallahassee, Joe
-ui a ., .f ~Adams of Madison, and Paul
Missouri; one daughter, Jackie Adams f adin anda
Deardeuff of Missouri; her das and ie rWana
Madison; three- sisters, Grace
mother and father, Paul and. Mangold, of Elkgrove, Califor-
Marie Prince of Madison; two nia, Ginger Bullard, and hus-
sisters, Jessie Prince and Kay. band John :of Madison. and
Stephefi"ni,' both of Madison; '"andy,-,d chnia, and husband
-her-grandfather,-Jesse Brown Edwin' oflMadioii;, f o 'grand-
of Madison; two grandchil- children, Anna, and Luke
dren, Dustin Allan Dempsey, Collins. He is also survived by a
Jr. and Lillian Shea Deardeuff; number of nieces, nephews,
and two nephews, Torry and cousins and other relatives and
Jarrett Stephenson. friends.
Margaret S. Marilyn Blossom
Margaret S. Morris, age Washi
94, went to be with our Lord and Marilyn Blossom Wash-
Savior on April 6, 2007. ington, age 57, went to be with
She lived and loved the her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
words of her Lord. She could on the morning of Friday, April
quote Scripture with ease and 6, 2007, at her home. She is sur-
comfort. She loved her flowers, vived by her husband, Bill
friends and her church. Please, Washington.
no flowers. Instead, Mrs. Morris The service was held Sun-
has requested that donations be day, April 8, at 3 p.m., at Beggs
made to Florida Baptist Chil- Funeral Home, Madison Chapel
dren's Home, P.O. Box 8190, with burial at Mount Horeb
Lakeland, Fl. 33802 (note on Cemetery in Pinetta. Memorial
check for Tallahassee home), contributions may be made to
where she supported children Pinetta United Methodist
whose lives mirrored her own Church, P.O. Box 66, Pinetta,
young life, or to Big Bend Hos- Fla. 32350.
pice, 1723 Mahan Center, Talla- Washington was born June
hassee, Fl. 32317, who showed 24, 1950, in Topeka, Kansas, to
her the love she needed to go Taylor and Ruby Blossom. She
through the journey to see her was a co-owner of Pinetta Mar-
Lord. She was preceded in death ket with her husband and was an
by many who loved her: Leon employee of the State of Florida
Dollar, Arthur Sharp, Roy Mor- for 17 years.
ris, Faith Fells, Kim Gallegos She is survived by her sons:
and Tessie and Bill Zulumas, Carter (and wife Michelle)
and many others. Washington of Mechanicsville,
She is survived by many Virginia, Billy (and wife Kara)
who will continue to love her, .Washington of Pinetta, and Paul
and look forward to the time of Washington of Tallahassee; a
their reunion: her sister, Voncille brother, Allen, (and wife Lib)
Greathouse and family; her Blossom, of Saraland, Alabama,
brother, C.J.; her grandchildren, and a sister, Wanda, (and hus-
Teresa Gallegos, and husband band Ricky) Kelley of Kathleen,
Jose Mercado, Don Guyot, and Georgia. She is also survived by
wife Christine, Daryl'Gravesand four grandchildren: Gage,
Dewayne Graves. She also was Joseph, Daniel and Lillian; and
blessed to have known and 14 nieces and nephews.
loved her great-grandchildren, Her family would like to
Jessica, and Orlando Gallegos, express their deepest gratitude
and Raymond Guyot. She is sur- to Marilyn's caretakers, Ruth
vived by her many friends in Herndon and Pat Crafton.
Madison and elsewhere and her
church family at First Baptist
Church, where she was a faith-
ful servant for her Lord and Sav-
ior for over 65 years.
Funeral services were held _
Tuesday, April 10, 2007 at 1 ( T"
p.m., at Beggs Funeral Home '" 1
Madison Chapel. Burial fol- Sa
lowed in Oak Ridge Cemetery, i/ S' a
in Madison. The family received "
friends at Beggs Chapel on
Monday, April 9, from 6 8 p.m. ".i H. ,
Richard Earl Dickert, 58
of Pinetta, died Wednesday,
April 4, 2007 at his home. He
was born on April 28,1948, in
Columbia, South Carolina to
Margie Boatwright Dickert,
and the late Earl Meetze Dick-
ert, Jr. He graduated from A.
C. Flora High School, and
Midland Technical College, in
Columbia, South Carolina.
Dickert enlisted in the United
States Navy in 1969 and
served his country proudly in
two tours of combat duty in
Vietnam. He worked as an in-
dustrial tool and die maker for
eighteen years before accept-
ing a teaching position at Val-
dosta Technical College. Diek-
ert had taught, at Valdosta
Technical College for the past
seventeen years and positively
influenced the lives of many
young people in this communi-
ty. He attended the Pinetta
Survivors include his
wife, Sharon Tuttle Dickert; a
son, Earl Dickert; two daugh-
ters, Ashley Dickert, and
Kathryn Dickert, all of Pinetta;
his mother Margie Dickert, of
Blythwood, SC; special Aunt,
Opal Asbill, of Batesburg, SC;
two brothers and sisters-in-
law, Mike, and Jenny Dickert
of Blythwood, SC, and Larry,
and Cheryl Dickert of Lugoff,
SC; also surviving are sisters-
in-law and husbands, Linda,
and David Abernathy, of Co-
l-umbia, SC, Diane, and Roy
-Widdus, of New York, NY,
%'Barbara Tuttle, and Pam Tut-
tle, both of Charleston, SC;
special friends, the Plos Fami-
ly, and Lola and Pop Mont-
gomery all of Valdosta; and a
number of aunts, uncles,
nieces, nephews and a very
special group of students in the
Machine Tool Program at Val-
Funeral services were held
at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 7, at
the Pinetta Baptist Church,
with the Rev. Tommy Bussey
officiating. Burial with mili-
tary honors followed in the Mt.
Horeb Cemetery in Pinetta.
The family received friends on
Friday from 6-8 p.m. at the fu-
neral home. Condolences to
the family may be conveyed
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Int'l has a clothes closet open
on Friday from 9 11 a.m. If
you or anyone you know is in
need, we are located at: 407
SW Old US 90, Madison, Fl.
32340. Take US 90 West, just
outside the city limits and we
are on the left side of the road.
April 12, 19, & 26
SM Family Workshop
South Georgia Medical
Center is sponsoring Critical
Conditions, a free program de-
signed to bring greater under-
standing to end-of-life health-
care issues. SGMC will host a
free workshop on Monday,
April 12, 19 & 26 from 6 7:30
p.m. in the Pearlman Cancer
Center's Conference Room.
For more information or to reg-
ister, call Valerie Swinson at
(229) 333-1610, ext. 5.
April 12, 19, & 26
Smoking Cessation Class
South Georgia Medical
Center will host "Freshstart"
Smoking Cessation Class.
Classes will meet Thursdays,
April 12, 19 & 26 at 12-1:30
p.m. All Classes will take place
at SGMC in Dining Room 2.
Lunch will be provided. To reg-
ister or for more information,
call Community Health Promo-
tions at (229) 333-1610, ext.
To assist parents in the
positive resolution of grief,
South Georgia Medical Cen-
ter's Compassionate Friends
Support Group will meet at 7
p.m., Thursday, April 12, in
SGMC Basement Classroom C.
Grieving. parents,, siblings and"
grandparents are invited to at-
tend. For more information,
call Jim Schappaugh at (229)
If your child was four
years old on or before Septem-
ber 1, 2006, they will enter
Kindergarten in August. If they
are not currently enrolled in the
School Year Voluntary Pre-
Kindergarten Program, then
your child is eligible to attend
the FREE Summer VPK Pro-
Summer VPK tentative in-
formation is June 6 July 31
from 7:30 a.rh.- 5 p.m. Break-
fast and lunch available. Trans-
portation WILL NOT be pro-
On site registration will be
completed at Madison County
Public Library April 12, 3 6
For more Information, call
Debbie Cunningham- 973-
9030 or Leigh McNutt -973-
Madison Senior Citizens,
will hold Outreach at Farmers
Merchant Bank in Greenville,
on April 13, from 1-3 p.m.. The
public is welcome to come by.
Enjoy an afternoon of
opera appreciation and delight-
ful dining in a beautiful, his-
toric setting on Saturday, April
14 from 2-6 p.m. Pre-registra-
tion is required, and seating is
limited. Contact Grace Manor
Community Center & Restau-
rant at 386-330-0144 for more
information, or register on-site
at the center: 406 Duval Street
NE in Live Oak, Florida. A por-
tion of all proceeds will go to
support Grace Manor's commu-
Outdoor Benefit Gospel
sing for Tim Hightower, (to re-
Sbuild home that was destroyed
by a house fire.) Sponsored by
Abundant Life Harvest Church,
Saturday, April 14, from 4-8
p.m. at Wacissa Pentacostal
Holiness Church Oval Track
152 Tram Road, Wacissa.
For more information,
please call Pastor Chris Peter-
son, 850-510-8074, or home,
Stroke and Head Injury
The Stroke and Head In-
jury Support Group will meet at
7 p.m., Tuesday, April 17, in the
Pearlman Cancer Center con-
ference room at South Georgia
Medical Center. The group is
offered free of charge to anyone
who has had a stroke or head
injury. For more information,
call Dana Gibbs at (229) 259-
April 16 and 17
AARP Driver Safety Pro-
gram will be held at the Exten-
sion Building from 9 a.m.- 1
p.m. For more information,
please call Rich Olsen 850-
584-2193 or 973-4138.
Tallahassee Little Theatre
will hold a special benefit
evening of "The Full Monty"
on April 18 as a fundraiser for
Big Bend Cares, the local
HIV/AIDS Service Organiza-
tion. Tickets are $25 and in-
clude a reception prior to the
show at 7 p.m. Tickets can be
Purchased by calling Melissa
Walton, 656-2437 x225 or by
email at mwalton(S).bigbend-
cares.org. All proceeds will go
towards care for community
members living with
HIV/AIDS and HIV prevention
education services in our com-
Madison County Health
Department and the Madison
Public Library are pleased to an-
nounce a new and exciting free
service for all In Madison Coun-
The Madison County
Health Education Club is a free
educational service and support
for people interested in prevent-
ing or controlling: diabetes, high
blood pressure, elevated choles-
terol levels, obesity, cancer, and
other chronic health conditions.
S"Lunch & Learn" meetings
are offered the third Wednesday
of every month, from 12:15-
12:45 p.m.at the Madison Public
Library Conference Room, 1000
College Drive, Madison.
BYOL: Attendees are welcome
to bring their own lunch if they
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Ed "Ace" Acevedo and supporters gathered at the Four Freedoms Park to honor disabled veterans. Acevedo
gladly answered any of the supporters' questions about his trek across country. Back Row Left to Right: Jim Catron,
Oliver Bradley, Joe Boyles, John Paul Maultsby, Mauris Steen, Deloris Jones, Bunny Maultsby, John Maultsby, and
Vicki Howerton. Middle Row Left to Right: Ed "Ace" Acevedo, Vickie Bosse, and Myra Valentine. Front Row: Doug
Williams. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Ashley Bell, March 27, 2007)
By Ashley Bell
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Ed "Ace" Acevedo cycled
through Madison on March
27, four days after leaving
from the St. Francis barracks
in St. Augustine.
"All you see are big cities
and interstates. Taking back
roads enables you to really
see America," said Acevedo
about his course choice,
Acevedo will be mostly trav-
eling the back roads of Amer-
ica, but will also travel in the
big cities to raise awareness
Along the way, Acevedo
has been camping in a tent
with a sleeping bag. On some
occasions he will be staying
with friends and acquain-
"[Acevedo] is bringing
awareness to the fallen ser-
vice men and women who
were sacrificed for our coun-
try," said Bunny Maultsby
about Acevedo's cause.
Acevedo graduated from
the US Military Academy in
1988. For the next seven years
he served as an Army officer
doing jobs as a tank platoon
leader in Germany, tank com-
pany executive officer in the
Gulf War, and commander of
a logistics company in South
Acevedo himself is a dis-
abled veteran. He has a ser-
vice-connected disability rat-
, . p 1 .- -
ing of 20 percent. As a dis-
abled veteran, he rides to raise
' awareness of those disabled
veterans who could not ride
along side him. Acevedo re-
minds people that disabled
veterans are those that have
fought for our country and
sustained injuries from de-
fending our country.
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MercylMe To Appear In Concert
MercyMe will appear in concert at the Leon County Civic Cen-
ter on Friday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m. As the history of modem music
unfolds, certain albums are obvious landmarks. Those are the times
when vision meets talent in a divine appointment that produces a col-
lection of songs that help define an artist's career, such as White
Heart's "Freedom," Amy Grant's "Lead Me On," dcTalk's "Jesus
Freak," Michael W. Smith's "Eye 2 Eye," and U2's "The Joshua
Tree," among others. MercyMe's new INO Records release, "Coming
Up to Breathe," is one of those albums.
"INO was really supportive about us making the kind of record
we've always wanted to make," says MercyMe frontman/lyricist Bart
Millard. "Our last three records are nothing to complain about be-
cause they've always done really well for us, but I've always said in
every interview, they are a step in the right direction and getting clos-
er to who I've always wanted us to be. When we were talking about
making this record, I said 'I don't want it to be just a step in the right
direction, I want it to be exactly who we are and the kind of music we
The result is a powerful collection of songs that in some places
rocks harder than MercyMe ever has during their dozen years to-
gether. "We just wanted to make the album we love and it definitely
came cross a little more rocking than any other music we've ever
done," says Millard, adding enthusiastically, "We love it. We really
focused on up tempo songs. It's definitely way more energetic than
anything we've ever done before. I don't think we are trying to rein-
vent the wheel, it's just trying to put a little more edge into what we
The journey toward self-discovery has been a winding, often
bumpy road, for Millard and his bandmates. Along the way, it yield-
ed some incredible music, including the poignant anthem "I Can
Only Imagine." The song transcended musical barriers to become a
multi-format smash, pushing sales ofMercyMe's INO debut, "Almost
There," beyond double platinum and earning them numerous acco-
lades, including the Gospel Music Association's Song of the Year.
The band has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Fox
& Friends, applauded in Billboard. Entertainment Weekly, USA To-
day. The New York Times and other prime media outlets, as well as
touring extensively and launching a successful organization to aid
young people entering the mission field called The Go Fou~diatio'n.'
But along with the mountaintops come the valleys and the band
went through a painful time in which several people close to them
died in a matter of weeks. "Making the last record was so intense,"
says Millard. "We had so much'tragedy we had to deal with. It was
just a very draining experience, and in the next year or two we were
kind of reliving that through the live show and explaining what hap-
.pened. It was very exhausting."
That's why the title "Coming Up to Breathe" holds special sig-
nificance for Millard and the band. "We just want to take a break and
surface and take a gasp of air," he says. "We just wanted to stop for a
second and kind of let our hair down."
What emerged is a veritable kaleidoscope of sounds and emo-
tions from the exuberant celebration of the title track and the ab-
solutely infectious song of surrender "So Long Self' to the sweeping
epic "Hold Fast," which reminds us all of the strength to be found in
God's presence. "There is no huge consistent theme," Millard says of
the songs on the new album. "It's really just everything that was on
our hearts at the time. There are some songs that reflect where we've
been like 'Hold Fast.' It's just talking to people about when you feel
like you are going to give up, just hang on because help is on the way.
That's definitely based on what we've gone through and how we've
Millard says there was definitely a lighter mood in the making of
this album. "We danced half way through making the record because
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we hadn't had any major tragedy," he confesses. "So it was really just
a blast to go through something like this and not have something real
heavy lingering over our heads. I think that every song definitely has
a message within itself and they can minister to people in different
Millard's muscular, emotion-laded voice has never sounded better
than on "Coming Up to Breathe." There's a sense of passion and free-
.dom in his delivery that draws the listener into each song as if he's
singing just for them. That's the mark of a great communicator, and Mil-
lard has honed his skills even more over the past few years. "Coming Up
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to Breathe" is the third record Millard has released in less than a year. In
2005, he made his solo bow with the critically acclaimed "Hymned," on
which he reinvented some of Christian music's timeless hymns, making
them new for today's generation. He and his MercyMe cohorts also
recorded "The Christmas Sessions," sure to become a perennial favorite
of Christmas celebrations for years to come.
"It's been a real exhausting year,r' says Millard. who worked with
veteran producer Brown Bannister (Amy Grant, The Afters, Steven Cur-
tis Chapman) on all three projects. "We said Man, you've made three al-
bums with us in one year which proves that we are insane."'
"After such an amazing experience working with Brown on the
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Christmas Sessions, we knew we wanted to work with him even more,"
says Millard. "Brown pushed us to make the music we have always
dreamed of making." For the new album, Millard says the songwriting
is all MercyMe. "There's just such a pleasure knowing that when we fin-
ished this whole record, it came from MercyMe," says Millard. "There
wasn't any outside influence. We wrote it. Whether it's good or bad, it's
completely us. Brown would keep telling us, 'You know what? You are
Going to make your bed. You are going to lie in it, whatever that is.
Whatever comes out of you, this will be MercyMe's record."'
For "Coming Up to Breathe," Bannister and the MercyMe guys
traveled to upstate New York to record at the famed Allaire Studios used
by Tim McGraw, Norah Jones and other luminaries. "We wanted to get
away," says Millard. "If we do an album in Nashville, it means half a
day spent either on the phone or in an office doing something other than
recording. If we do it at home in Dallas, it is hard to be motivated to
work because we would rather be at home with our families. So we had
this dream of going away for three or four weeks, just turning our cell
phones off to just eat, sleep and make music. We knew that's what we
needed to do."
Allaire fulfilled their artistic hopes. "We were not disappointed,"
Millard says. "We just fell in love with the place, escaping everything.
and getting in that environment. At one point it rained for 11 days
straight. It never let up. It was great music-making weather, watching it
rain over the mountain. You had no desire to go outside or take a break
and you get a lot done. The day it started raining, we literally locked our-
selves in and didn't look back. We worked, worked and worked."
Millard is pleased with the success of MercyMe's previous albums,
but admits there's a special satisfaction in this one. "We've always joked
about wanting to make our Whiteheart 'Freedom' or our Amy Grant
'Lead Me On,' and time will tell if that is ever the case," Millard says,
"but we just gave it everything we had. There was no holding back on
The result is a record destined to stand as a milestone in an illustri-
ous career, but what matters most to MercyMe is the impact the music
will have on others.
"Regardless of what you are going through in life, regardless of
what you are consumed with, regardless of what fills up your everyday
life," sa s Nhllard. "there are tines ou have to stop and surfaceand take
a deep breath and remember hts importan't.'That's what this album is .
for us. It's addressing everything we've gone through and realizing the
one common denominator in all this Jesus. That's what is worth tak-
ing a breath for."
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Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner
Charles H. Bronson today announced that public education activ-
ities are under way in the state's effort to protect people and ani-
mals from the dangers associated
with the growing population of
Africanized honey bees (AHB).
AHB are the defensive cousins of Eu-
ropean honey bees who, through
Florida's vital honey bee industry,
provide pollination that result in the
production of approximately one-
third of the food we eat.
The Department monitors over
500 AHB bait traps throughout the
state. Since their initial discovery in
Florida in 2002, AHB have been pos-
itively identified in over 20 Florida
counties, with the majority of sting-
ing incidents in South Florida.
"Every week, reports of possible
Africanized honey bee nest sightings
or stinging incidents are received by
the Department," Bronson said. "We -'
have formed an AHB inter-agency
communications group to help get the
word out about things the public can do to prevent attacks. The
motto of the group, 'Bee Aware Look, Listen and Run,' was cho-
sen because if people will regularly monitor their surroundings
and run inside a protective structure, when threatened, they can
avoid potentially dangerous, painful attacks from Africanized
The Department has been working with the University of
Florida's Institute of Food and Agri-
culture Sciences (UF/IFAS) to: make
presentations to over 100 statewide
organizations; exhibit information at
conferences, festivals, and fairs; dis-
tribute thousands of information
packets; and provide interviews to
.news media and interested parties on
AHB. This grassroots public educa-
tion effort has resulted in reaching
over 4 million people.
Ongoing outreach program ef-
forts include identifying partnering
Opportunities at major county events.
'tfAl The Department plans to reach as
many people as possible in all Flori-
da counties to deliver important mes-
sages about AHB and Florida's im-
portant beekeeping industry.
-The Department's helpline often
receives calls from people who know
about the dangers of AHB, but are
confused about what they are supposed to do if they see a nest of
People should stay away from insect nests and call a licensed
pest control company to remove the nests. They should never try
to remove a nest themselves. A list of licensed pest control oper-
ators by county is available at
To prevent stinging incidents, the Department urges the pub-
lic to follow these important guidelines:
If allergic to bees, always have a bee sting kit available.
Eliminate potential AHB nesting sites. Check walls and
eaves of structures. Plug holes.
Stay alert for bees. Because noise excites AHB, look.for
bees in work areas before using power equipment such as weed
eaters, lawnmowers and chainsaws.
If bees chase you, run away and get inside a car or build-
Contact a licensed pest control company to remove nest.
Do not attempt to remove it yourself.
Seek medical attention if needed.
"It is important to remember that managed honey bee colonies
are critical to Florida agriculture and these more gentle honey bees
should not be confused with the highly defensiveAfricanizedhon-
ey bee," Bronson said. "Floridians are used.to'livinigamongdan-
gerous animals and insects. Education is the key to staying safe."
For more information, contact 1-888-397-1517 or visit
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida (BCBSF) and Mayo
Clinic have expanded their agreement, making Mayo Clinic and St.
Luke's Hospital in-network options for BCBSF BlueChoice PPO
members, effective Jan. 1, 2007. This three-year contract marks the
broadest relationship to date that includes Mayo Clinic's (320-plus)
physician group practice and its admitting hospital, both based in
Jacksonville. The agreement will also apply to Mayo Clinic's new
214-bed hospital opening spring of 2008 on its San Pablo Road
"We are gratified to have reached this agreement with Mayo
Clinic and St. Luke's Hospital," says Dr. Barry Schwartz, vice
president, network management, BCBSF. "This agreement will
add great value for our PPO members, as well as those who are in
our Traditional network."
"Mayo Clinic's forte is providing personalized, coordinated
care for patients facing difficult diagnoses and treatments. This
expanded agreement means our specialty care is now available
to more Blue Cross and Blue Shield members throughout Flori-
da and the Southeast," says Dr. George Bartley, chief executive
officer, Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville.
The following networks and products are in-network at
Mayo Clinic and St. Luke's Hospital:
The BCBSF Preferred Patient Care (PPC) network, which
includes the BlueChoice PPO product.
The BCBSF Traditional network, which includes the Pre-
ferred Physician Services (PPS) and Preferred Hospital Services (PHS)
networks. BlueCross' Indemnity product falls under these networks.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida is a leader in Florida's
health industry. BCBSF and its subsidiaries serve more than 8.6 mil-
lion people. Since 1944, the company has been dedicated to meeting
the diverse needs of all those it serves by offering an array of choic-
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al company. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., BCBSF is an inde-
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association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies.
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When it's time to rein in cholesterol, the go-to prescription
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.outlines other ways to lower
Weight loss and exercise: Losing even 5 to 10 pounds of
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els and boost high-density lipoprotein (HDL) the good cho-
Diet: Experts say it's important to limit daily calories from
saturated fats to 7 percent to 10 percent of the daily total. Cho-
lesterol intake should be limited to 200 to 300 milligrams a
day. People who eat 5 to 10 grams of soluble fiber a day de-
crease LDL cholesterol by about 5 percent. Consuming food
products containing sterols or stands, healthy substances found
in certain plants, is another option. Using certain margarine-
like spreads and certain brands of orange juice can reduce LDL
cholesterol by up to 14 percent.
Diet Supplements: Supplements and other natural prod-
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than others; some have side effects. Studies have shown niacin
(vitamin B-3) can reduce LDL levels by as much as 20 percent
and raise HDL levels up to 35 percent. Possible side effects in-
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SCHOOL & EDUCATION
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Business, health, lan-
guage, child care, art, web
and computer courses are
just a few of the online, non-
college credit courses avail-
able from the Community
Education department at
North Florida Community
College. NFCC has part-
nered with ed2go, the
world's single largest
provider of online learning
opportunities, to offer more
than 290 online courses in 30
different subject areas.
All courses are available
in six week intervals with
this month's session begin-
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sion begin May 16, June 20,
July 18, Aug. 15, Sept. 19,
and Oct. 17.
The instructor-led cours-
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nient and highly interactive.
Every six-week online cours-
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seasoned professional educa-
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Getting started is easy.
payment and all class work is
First visit the Online In-
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click the Orientation link and
follow instructions to enroll.
Orientation will provide
important course information
and set up a personal name
and password for students.
Enrollment and payment
is handled quickly online and
when the course begins sim-
ply return to the website,
click Classroqm and log on
with name and password
provided during orientation.
Students wishing to en-
roll in ed2go courses
through NFCC must have
internet access, e-mail and
either Netscape Navigator
or Microsoft Internet Ex-
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For more information
contact Suzie Godfrey,
NFCC Community Educa-
tion, (850) 973-9453 or
Madison Academy held their annual Open House on March
15. Students, parents, grandparents and guests toured the class-
rooms admiring the students' work.
There were many visitors to the 3K classroom. Madison
Academy started a 3K program this year and parents, grandpar-
ents, and future parents were anxious to view the children'
Another highlight this year was the fifth grade science fair
projects on display in the Activity Building. At the conclusion
of open house guests were invited to the Activity Building for
refreshments while drawings were held for door prizes.
Door prizes included a Madison Academy T-shirt, Madison
Academy cookbook, yearbook, lunch for a month, and book and
Pictured left to right are: Alvera Blount, Heather
Welch, Penny Worden and Ashlyn Welch, admiring art
work of Mrs. Deanie Webb's students. (Photo Submitted)
Pictured left to right are: Alvera Blount, Heather
Welch, Penny Worden and Ashlyn Welch, admiring art
work of Mrs. Deanie Webb's students. (Photo Submitted)
A Honor Roll
B Honor Roll
A Honor Roll
JerriAnn Gray, right, middle grades teacher, is shown
with Lindsey Pinkard, while enjoying the Open House.
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son, Zackery. (Photo Submitted)
B Honor Roll
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Financial Tips for New Parents
Provided by Brad Bashaw, Edward Jones
If you've just had a child, you are no doubt excited
and happy, though you could probably use a little more
sleep. And if you're like most new parents, you have big
dreams for your little one. But if you're going to help
make those dreams come true, you're going to need to
make the right financial moves. And the best time to start
To begin with, you'll want to evaluate your life insur-
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and you were only looking after yourself, you probably
didn't need a whole lot of insurance. After you're mar-
ried, though; you'll want enough insurance to at least
help your spouse pay off your mortgage. And once you
have children, you'll add a new dimension to your life
insurance needs, because you'll want to have enough
coverage to educate your kids, and perhaps set them up
in adult life.
How much insurance does that take? There's no one
"right" answer for everyone. You will have to consider a
variety of variables, such as your spouse's income, how
many children you have, what type of college public or
private you'd like them to attend .and how much you'd
like to give them to begin their working lives.
Beyond obtaining enough insurance, what other
financial moves should you make upon the addition of a
child? Consider setting up a college fund. As you may
know, college has become quite expensive in recent
years. In fact, for the 2006-2007 school year, it costs, on
average, $16,357 for students attending four-year public
colleges and universities, according to the College
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year, today's newborns can expect to pay about $162,000
for four years at a public school. In short, you've got
quite an incentive to save for college early and often.
In building a college fund, the earlier you start sav-
ing, the better. Fortunately, you have some attractive sav-
'ings vehicles available, such as a Section 529 plan or a
Coverdell Education Savings Account, both of which can
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with your financial and tax advisors.
In addition to a college fund, you may want to open
a separate investment account for your new child. You
can set up a custodial account as established by either the
Uniform Gift to Minors Act (UGMA) or the Uniform
Transfers to Minors Act (UTMA). In an UGMA or
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is taxed at the child's rate. Any amount over $1,700 will
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ity over, the funds. Before proceeding with an UGMA or
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Richard Miller; and Madison High's Barbara Davis, Lea Kali-
nowski, Tammy Latimer and Elias Paulk.
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ences, coordinated the event. NFCC instructors Jay Welch and
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Georgia Southern University Munroe Bobcats
SBy Jacob Bembry hits and notching three
By Jessica Higginbotham Lucas attributes his success and the good Greene Publishing, Inc. strikeouts.
Greene Publishing, Inc. season to the great coaching of Mike The Aucilla Christian Matt Bishop went three
Lucas Rutherford is in his second and fi- McLeod, Jim Hage, and Keith Little. He says Academy Warriors beat for four, with a double, a
nal year at Tallahassee Community College. that the season started out a little rough for t the Robert F. Munroe homerun, two runs and *
As #1, Lucas is an outfielder for the TCC Ea- him, but now he's back on track. His batting Bobcats 5-3 in a game three RBIs.
gles. He is the son of Gene and Teresa average for his rookie season was .325, and played Thursday, April 5. Elliot Lewis went one L
Rutherford of has scored one Dustin Roberts was for three and scored one
Madison. He be- ;. "-'~:: .., unassisted the winning pitcher for run. r
gan playing base- home run, and the Warriors as he Josh Carswell went
gan playing base- ., home run, and ..
ball at an early 25 RBIs. pitched the complete one for three and scored -tt
age; he played Recently, game, giving up eight Elliot Lewis one run.
tee-ball then Lucas was vot-
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Having grad- Player of the Greene Publishing, Inc. with a double, two RBIs, and two runs.
uated in 2005 Week and the The Madison Jessica Pickles
from Madison National Ju- County High School went three for four
County High nior College Cowgirls bit down with two doubles and
School, Lucas Athletic Asso- hard and chomped a triple, five RBIs and
went to TCC to e a citation Player the Taylor County four runs.
pursue his base- "n of the Week. High School Lady Kim King went
ball career. He He is the third Bulldogs in softball one for two with..a
played baseball at : player from action on Thursday base on balls, three
MCHS under the p n. ; TCC to receive by a score of 24-6. RBIs and two runs.
guidance of head the NJCAA The game was Allie Smith went
coach Terry player of the close through the first one for three with a
Barrs. In high Lucas Rutherford week. Having two innings. The double.
school, Lucas signed with Cowgirls led only 7-6 Ashley Haynes
was awarded the Class 3AAllstate Honorable Georgia Southern, Lucas plans on playing at the end of the sec- went two for three
Mention as an outfielder in 2005. As a junior, baseball through his four years at the univer- ond inning then went with a double, two
his batting average was .467, and as a senior sity as well. He plans on majoring in busi- on a tear. RBIs and twvo runs.
it jumped to .417. ness. Lucas will be starting in Statesboro in The game was The Cowgirls will
called after only five play their final home
innings because of game of the season on
the 10-run mercy Wednesday, April li.
rule. The seniors will be
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went two for three, with three RBIs and three The first pitch of the game will be
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OUTDOORS & ECOLOGY
Local Third Graders Learn About Great
North Florida Community
College joined forces with local
and state ecologists to
educate local third graders about
preserving the natural world dur-
ing its 17th annual Ecology Day
on March 28. Approximately
250 elementary students visited
the NFCC campus and Ladell
Brothers Outdoor Environmental
Center for Ecology Day 2007.
Coordinated by NFCC in-
structor Barry Barnhart, E
Day consists of six outdo
tions that children rotate
to learn about recycling
mology, forest ecology, so
ogy, fish, aquatic insec
plants. Julia Waldrep, Dir
Teaching and Learning
Madison County school s
Rebecca Miller, Madison i
4-H coordinator; and oth
unteers assisted Barnhar
Robbie Robinson of Madison's Natural HesC
and Conservation Services department explain
types to local third graders during Ecology Day on
28 at NFCC. (Photo Submitted)
Lee Elementary students enjoy their time outdoors during the 17th annual E
gy Day at NFCC on March 28. (Photo Submitted)
NFCC Ecology Day
that often harm the natural interested in a guided
world." should contact Barry Barn
The NFCC Ladell Brothers
Outdoor En% ironmental Center
is open lear round to visitors.
School groups or other groups
,cology planning Ecology Day, setting up
Dor sta- the work stations and serving
among lunch to volunteers. Madison 4-
,ento- H provided wooden name badges
il ecol- for the students and presenters -
;ts and a new feature to the annual Ecol-
ector of ogy Day tradition.
for the Barnhart spoke to the third
system; graders about early pioneers,
County American Indians and plants. He
ler vol- explained how nature is used in
rt with everyday foods, beverages and
medicines. Students could be
heard across campus shouting
"Plants Rule!" at the end of
"We learned about plants
and bugs," said Elizabeth Prine
of Corinth Christian Academy.
The Madison County Natur-
al Resources and Conservation
Services department did soil ex-
periments and presentations.
Leading the activities were Bern
Smith, Robbie Robinson and
Bob Wetherspoon. Jerome Wych
from the Madison County Recy-
cling office spoke to the children
about the importance of recy-
'-, cling and explained what items
can and can't be recycled.
"I learned that they recycle
money," said DaShawn Hatton of
Lee Elementary. "I learned that
they recycle tires," said third
grader Linzy Harvey.
Foresters David Norton and
Greg Marshall taught the chil-
)urces dren about forestry, fire safety
s soil and the essential components
March plants and trees need to survive.
"I learned how old a tree is,"
said Timothy Richards of Lee El-
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(850) 973-1645 or email Barn-
hartB@nfcc.edu. More infor-
mation is also available at
Chuck Cichra of the University of Florida's Depart-
ment of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences identifies a pond
plant that students collected during Ecology Day at
NFCC March 28. (Photo Submitted)
Jerome wvyn, couruinaior uri nI e Ivmluloun tuuIny n-
cycling and Solid Waste department, shows students the
various types of materials that can be recycled. (Photo
MYna copnpaorel, parvcaipg y
at NFCC March 28 with PES students Alyssa Williams and Jordan Thigpen. (Photo Sub-
vuvu Inorton waus an acLuviy in
ter on March 28. (Photo Submitted)
Corinth Christian Academy students Wyatt Mulkey, Jamon Wilson, Jacob Cox and
Elizabeth Prine enjoy Ecology Day at NFCC on March 28. (Photo Submitted)
NFCC student Philip Turner helps Madison third graders, left to right, casey
Phillips, Jacob Tapio and Morgan Cherry search for insects during Ecology Day at
NFCC March 28. (Photo Submitted)
-'iarry- Barnliart, 'NFCC
instructor and Ecology Day
coordinator, leads a pre-
sentation on plants and pi-
oneers. (Photo Submitted)
Jan Peters of Florida A&M
University's Department of En-
tomology, identified insects and
bugs caught by the students and
set up a butterfly and insect dis-
play for the children to view. Dr.
Chuck Cichra of the University
of Florida's Department of Fish-
eries and Aquatic Sciences
helped children capture small
pond creatures with nets and
then identified the creatures and
answered questions from the stu-
dents. The creatures were
then returned to their natural
"I learned that there .is .uch
a thing as a crawfish," said Kair-
lyn Farell of Lee Elementar.
According to Barnhart. the
presenters who volunteer their
time and knowledge are the
backbone of Ecology Da\ and
the children are the hope of to-
"The six topics explored
during Ecology Day explain
how nature is balanced and ho\\
man can operate as part of that
balance," said Barnhart. "Ecolo-
gy Day helps arm the children
with knowledge and respect for
the environment so they can be
victorious against the damaging
motives of progress and profit
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Shavings & Sawdust
Call Steve 850-393-3443
Land Clearing, Ponds, Stump Re-
moval, Demolition, and Roads. No
Job Too Small. Free Estimates. Call
Paul Kinsley at 850-973-6326
Design & Free Estimates
Fill Dirt; Limerock; Debris
Hauling; Driveway Repair; Cul-
verts Installed; Tree & Stump
Removal; Land Clearing
For A Job Done Right Call:
30 PEOPLE wanted
to lose weight
Up to 301bs/30 days
FREE Sample & 1/1 private
coaching. 229-423-7320 or
I Clean For You!
Rentals Offices Homes
$10 hour References Available
Pet care available in your home.
I build sheds, decks, handicap
ramps, exterior carpentry work,
window and door replacement.
Call Bob: 850-242-9342
Bulldozer and Tractor Work Root
Raking; Bush Hogging; Back Hoe
Loader Work; Seeding; Sodding;
Disking; Site Prep & Landscape
Work and Irrigation System; Cus-
tom Lawn Care. Free Estimates!
Let The Classifieds
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For Just $5!!
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Free Gasoline! Free Details
Send a self addressed stamped en-
velope to Tywanna Arnold, 147 SW
Owendale Ave., Greenville, FL
25 Ibs. of
Queen Pillow-Top Mattress Set.
Brand new in in plastic with war-
ranty $150. 850-222-9879
DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry
table, 2 arm & 4 side chairs, lighted
china cabinet. Brand new in boxes,
can deliver. Must move, $799. 850-
NEW QUEEN POSTER bedroom
set bed, dresser, mirror, chest, 2
nightstands. $4,000 value, must sell
SOFA & LOVESEAT, Brand NEW
LEATHER, still wrapped, lifetime
warranty, sacrifice $795. (delivery
available). (850) 425-8374
SOLID WOOD Cherry sleigh bed -
BRAND NEW in box, $275. (850)
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
Green Pond Water
got you Blue?
See us for fish-safe, pet-safe solu-
tions to algae control!
Madison FL 850-973-3488
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."
Accepting applications now.
2 bed, 2 bath, no pets, lawn mainte-
nance and water included. $800
month, $800 deposit. Available in
May '07 850-973-3025
/ Southern Villas of
HUD vouchers accepted. 1, 2, &
3 BR, HC & non-HC accessible
apts. Call 850-973-8582/ TDDTTY
711. 200 Southern Villas Circle,
Madison, FL 32340.
Equal Housing Opportunity.
1, 2 & 3 BR HC & non-HC acces-
sible apts. HUD vouchers accept-
ed. Call 850-948-3036. TDD/TTY
711. 192 NW Greenville Pointe
Trail, Greenville, FL 32331.
Equal Housing Opportunity
Lake House for Rent
Now accepting applications
Lake front, 2 bed, 2 bath, furnished,
includes utilities and lawn mainte-
nance. No Pets, $1,200 per month,
$1,000 deposit. 850-973-3025
Quiet Country Setting
4 miles North of Madison.
Heating & A/C
Two Mobile Homes within city
limits, both 2 bdr, 1 bth, electric,
Heat and A/C. $400 sPeuritv dpe-
with state highway frontage-23
acres, Corner lots. Fronts both
Harvey Greene Drive and High-
way 53 South. Natural gas line,
8 inch water main, access to city
utilities, fire hydrant, and service
from two power companies.
Property has easy access to I-10,
via SR 53 & SR 14. Will build to
Call Tommy Greene
WANTED-10 to 50 acres of land
in north Madison County, near
Cherry Lake or Pinetta. With or
without home is OK. Willing to
pay fair price and ready for quick
closing. Call (850)264-1455 and
leave message if no answer
Block House For Sale
House only, it must be
moved from residence.
With as little as
Prestige Home Center
Lake City, Florida
FOR SALE BY OWNER 1800 sq.
ft. 3 BR, 2 BA, Brick Veneer home
located on one block in Greenville,
Florida. Remodeled Kitchen with
full appliances. Cultured Marble
Whirlpool Tub and shower; Large
den w/Fire place. Tiled Patio;
20x28' detatched garage. Just two
miles to 1-10. Reason for selling
built new home. Best value in
North FL at $139,000. Phone 800-
284-1725 Day, 850-997-4456 Nite,
850-545-9292 Cell. Brokers Pro-
3 BR/2 BA Doublewide
Home Prestige Center
With your land
Factory Direct Prices
No Middle Man!
Prestige Home Center
Lake City Florida
3 BR/2 BA Doublewide
Home Prestige Center
posit and $450 per month. No pets PLINTY OF FREIGHT
or children. Call 973-2364 leave
message or ask for Lee. Up to 360/mile
For Rent Near Blue S ngs reathometimeMileageBonus
One Bd; One Bth house; ge Liv- Great home ime Mileage Bonus
ingroom; Dil(t%.Jpl with Rider Prog.*Late Model Equip.
Screen o. Private, Great Benefits Pet Policy
with LaltNo Pets. One year
lease, $50 per month, $500 securi- llT
ty deposit. Ji
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
ext. 243,277or 238
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-dri-
Madison Academy seeks full-time
administrator for Pre-K to 8th
grade. Must have a Master's de-
gree and/or Bachelor's degree and
several years of teaching and ad-
ministrative experience. Send re-
sumes to P.O. Box 690 Madison,
FL 32341. Attn: Board of Directors
A rewarding job with the nation's leading bottled water company
may be closer than you think. Nestle Waters North America is hiring.
Nestle has several immediate openings at its Madison County bottling facility.
Employment opportunities are available for flexible and self-motivated individuals seeking
careers in production, maintenance, logistics and quality assurance.
Nestle Waters offers great starting pay, ranging from $1165 to $1750 an
hour depending upon the position. Our outstanding benefits pack- .
5116s per hour
$116s per hour
Blow Mold Technician
S1400 per hour
$1750 per hour
age includes health and dental
insurance along with a 401K
and profit-sharing plans.
Stop by and fill out an applica-
tion (directions below), and
take the first step toward a challenging and rewarding
future with Nestle Waters.
For more information, call Nestle Waters
at (850) 971-2100 or visit our website
Joann Bridges Academy, a female
academy in Greenville, FL is
looking for members to serve on a
Community Advisory Board. The
board will meet quarterly and dis-
cuss items of interest and ways for
the youth to interact with the com-
Also volunteers are needed to
help out with arts & crafts, cosme-
tology, tutoring and other various
For more information about be-
coming a volunteer or a member of
the CAB please contact Barbara
Broomfield at 948-4220.
Now Hiring Managers.
Must have 2 years experience. Also
hiring Cooks and Servers. Apply
within, no phone calls please.
Johnson & Johnson
Is looking for a dump truck dri-
ver. Please call for details. 850-
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-
Part-time Security Guard
needed Sat. & Sun. day shift. Must
have D-security license. Contact
Joe Peavy 929-4747
Substitute bus drivers
Free training; flexible schedule;
friendly working conditions; re-
warding work. Call Ivan Johnson
with Madison County schools 850-
Deadline For Classified Advertising
Is At 3:30 p.m. On
The Monday Of The Week
You Want Your Ad To Run.
Busy practice seeks articulate, ma-
ture, highly organized profession-
al, w/HS diploma, and mandatory;
2-yrs work exp. in a medical office,
excellent phone, computer, & peo-
* Verify Insurance Benefits
* Load Patient Demographics
* Schedule Appointments
* Medical Record Maitenance
* Greet Patients & Visitors
* Patient Sign-In & Other Docu-
Nature Coast EyeCare
Institute Perry, Florida
Fax Resume to (850) 838-3937 or
call Human Resources
(850)584-2778, Ext. 639
RFP for Custodial Services
contract at North Florida Com-
munity College. Information avail-
able on website at www.nfcc.edu
Salary based on experience, day
shift 7 a.m. 5 p.m., Apply direct-
ly at Holiday Inn 167 SE Bandit St.
$ AVON $
Take control of you income. Top
selling reps earn an average of
$100,000+ per year.
Start up kit $10
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.
Jobs Line 658-5627
Hours may vary and include
evenings, weekends, weekdays,
partial shifts, or holidays as needed.
HS diploma or equivalent pre-
ferred. PC experience and proper
phone etiquette required. Duties in-
clude monitoring multiple incom-
ing phone lines and monitor
fire/medical emergency, security,
and radio communications systems
FT Payroll Specialist
FT position for experienced payroll
specialist; HS diploma or equiva-
lent required, PC experience in-
cluding MS Access required. Must
be detail oriented. FlexPay experi-
ence a plus
FT position for bookkeeper. HS
diploma or equivalent required; ac-
counting experience and some post
secondary education preferred. PC'
experience required w/MS Office
Suite including database. Must be
Benefits include include health,
dental, life, disability, savings,
AFLAC, supplemental policies;
access to onsite daycare and fitness
facilities. Apply in person at ACV
Personnel Office Mon. thru Fri.,
from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.,
Carter Village Hall, 10680 CR 136,
Dowling Park, FL.; fax resume to
386-658-5160; EOE; Drug Free
Workplace, Criminal background
4 4 1
I / Take exit 262 North
through the tpwn of
Lee toSR 6~utu East *'
(RIGHT) for approx. 3 miles
to Hawthorn Road. Look for the Deer Park
sign. Turn RIGHT on Hawthorn Road and
follow the signs to the parking area.
From I-75: Take exit 460 turn West
approx. 15 miles. Entrance is on LEFT.
Equal opportunity employer
Madison County Carrier Wednesday, April 11, 2007 15A
NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF A RESOLUTION VACATING AND ABANDONING IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD
CERTAIN ROADS IN T CIRCUIT T, THIR
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT.IN AND FOR
Pursuant to Sections 336.09 and 336.10, Florida Statutes, the Board of County Com- :
missioners of Madison County, Florida, hereby gives notice that it has adopted Madi- E
son County Resolution No. 2007-04-04, vacating and abandoning a certain road locat- I
ed in the northeast quadrant, Madison County, Florida. Said road is 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
East 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.
SYOU WILL PLEASE BE GOVERNED ACCORDINGLY.
Dated this 5th day of April 2007.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISS
MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: Allen Cherry, County Coordinator.
Saturday,, April 28, 2007
Homesites start at $59,990 (AfterDiscount)
Estate sites up to 3 + acres;
Gated Community with Owner's Clubhouse and Boat Slips
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
LAKEFRONT 3 BEDROOM/3 BATH HOME
CALL LAKESIDE REALTY
Near many National & State Forests where you can hunt, fish, camp
or canoe. Horses OK Ideal for permanent, vacation or retirement.
From89,900 From $4,995 Down
Rexible Owner Financing I O CLOSG COSfS I First Come, First Served
I MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2007-27-CP
SIN RE: THE ESTATE OF:
GENE RAY BROWNING, SR.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of GENE RAY BROWNING,
SR., deceased, whose date of death was March 2, 2007; is pending in the Cir-
cuit Court for Madison County, Florida, Probate Division; File Number
2007-27-CP; the names and addresses of the personal representatives and
the personal representative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other persons, who have claims
or demands against decedent's estate, including unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, and who have been served a copy of this notice, must
file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other persons who have
claims or demands against the decedent's estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this court WITH-
IN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIMS FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
IS April 4, 2007.
Attorney for Personal Representatives:
[sl E. Bailey Browning
E. Bailey Browning, HI
Fla Bar No.OOS3630
Davis, Schnitker, Reeves
& Browning, P.A.
Post Office Drawer 652
Madison, Florida 32341
/s/ Michael G. Browning
Michael G. Browning
Post Office Box 688
Madison, Florida 32341
Is/ Sabrina Whitaker
261 NE Cattail Drive
Madison, Florida 32340
Ml.aiison Superstorage, 401 Martin Luther King Drive, Madison, Florida and Jasper
%uperstorage, 1213 US HWY 129N, Jasper, Florida, will have a liquidation sale on
delinquent storage units on April 20, 2007. Storage units to be sold will be, in Madison
.,r Sharon Taylor Unit 8D, Doris Williams Unit 3E, Reginger Barnes Unit 2A and
Sr ita Hunter Unit 4D. In Jasper, Raymond Smart, Unit 49, Robert E Duncan Unit 41,
| Sandra Williams Unit 50, Lana Daniels-DeJane Unit 4, Mandy Pollard Whitaker Unit
26, Elizabeth Mc Cormack Unit 36, Donovan Ducille d/b/a Jasper Abattior, Unit 16 &
17, Russell Gibson Unit 40 and Sebastian Daniels, Unit 37. Contents are believed to be
household objects. Interested buyers please contact our office at 850-973-2215 before
SApril 20, 2007 for information in placing bids.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT Or THl I HIRD.ILDICIl. CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA
IVY FINANCIAL CORPORATION,
CASE NO: 2007-163-CA
MARIE PIERRE; UNKNOWN TENANT
NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING IN-
TERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO
THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIM-
ING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR
INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN
NOTICE OF ACTION
To: All Above Named Unknown Defendants, including Unknown Tenant
No.1 and Unknown Tenant No. 2,
YOU, ALL ABOVE NAMED UNKNOWN DEFENDANTS, INCLUDING
UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1 AND UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2, ARE NOTIFIED
that an action seeking foreclosure and other relief on the following property in Madi-
son County, Florida:
Lot 32, Norton Creek Subdivision, according to the plat thereof as
recorded in Plat Book 2, Pages 31 through 33, of the Public Records of
Madison County, Florida
has been filed against you, and each of you, are required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on Scot B. Copeland, the plaintiff's attorney, whose address is
174 East Base Street, Madison, Florida 32340 on or before May 7, 2007, and file the
original with the clerk of this court either before service on the plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint or petition.
Dated this 30th day of March, 2007.
As Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Ramona Dickinson
As Deputy Clerk
Rec Miloso edr n vr10Nwppr
AUCTION Highlands County Multi-
Property 10am, Sat, April 14. 40 Resi-
dential Lots, Single & Multi-Family. 2
Industrial Sites. Auction held at: Inn on
the Lakes Hotel 3100 Golfview Rd, Se-
bring, FL (800)257-4161 Higgenboth-
am.com Higgenbotham Auctioneers
ME Higgenbotham, CAI,
AUCTION SAT. APR 21 11 AM
BLUE RIDGE, GA. 8 Lots on Toccoa
River & 19 Ridge Lots. Toccoa En-
clave. Gated development. 1+ to 3+
Acre Lots. PREVIEW: 4/15, 1-4 PM.
20% dn, bal. 30 days, 10% buyer's pre-
mium. J.L. TODD AUCTION CO.,
Rome, GA #137. (800)241-7591
IRS PUBLIC AUCTION SALE Date:
April 24, 2007 Time: 10:00AM Reg-
istration 9:00AM Location: Four
Freedoms Park, Cape Coral, FL Beau-
tiful 3BR/2BA w/Pool & Boat Dock
overlooking Bimini Basin. Visit:
www.irssales.gov or contact Sharon W.
IRS PUBLIC AUCTION SALE Date:
April 26, 2007 Time: 10:00AM Reg-
istration 9:00AM Location: 3305
Dora Street, Fort Myers, FL 33916
Unimproved Double lot near down-
town Fort Myers. Visit:
www.irssales.gov or contact Sharon W.
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Live! At Dowling Park: Judy Gail
To Present 'CARRY A. NATION'
By Sally Q. Smith,
Office for Residential Ser-
vices, Advent Christian Vil-
The 19th annual Live!'At
Dowling'Park Artist Series at
Advent Christian Village
(ACV) announces its finale
event for the 2006-2007 sea-
son CARRY A. NATION, a
dinner theatre featuring Judy
Gail, Storyteller and Histori-
cal Portrayal Artist that will
take place on both Thursday
and Friday, April 26 and 27, in
Phillips Dining Room. The
dinner will be held from 5:00
p.m. until .6:30 p.m., and the
show will begin at 7:00 p.m.
Ms. Gail will present a "show
only" performance in Dacier
Manor on Thursday, April 26,
at 3:00 p.m.
Judy Gail debuted CARRY
A. NATION during the Okla-
homa Arts & Humanities
Council Chautauqua Tour
2006. Prohibitionist Carry A.
Nation was a courageous
woman with amazing strength
amidst adversity in the wild,
wooly, and corrupt times. She
became an American icon as
she fought for temperance,
smashing illegal saloons with
Since her childhood and
often accompanied by her gui-
tar Ms. Gail has been speak-
ing and singing out for people,
especially women, who have
left their marks upon history.
Her programs and.historical
portrayals illustrate the lives
ACV Cashier's Office (386-
658-5343) of which perfor-
mance they choose to attend.
This will help to facilitate
planning and preparation by
the ACV dining services staff.
For additional information
about this performance, please
call Dick Grillo at (386) 658-
5291, or e-mail dgrillo @ acvil-
lage.net. Additional info about
this program and other Live!
At Dowling Park events can
be found online at www.acvil-
Live! At Dowling Park is
sponsored in part by the State
of Florida, Department of
State, Division of Cultural Af-
fairs, the Florida Arts Council,
and the National Endowment
for the Arts.
of adventurers, explorers, and
achievers, and are designed to
entertain and educate audi-
ences of all ages. In addition
to her enlightening programs,
Ms. Gail has authored and co-
authored books for children
and adults, co-authored and
presented a short television se-
ries, and presented public lec-
tures and teacher in-service
Ticket prices for one of the
dinner theatres in Phillips Din-
ing Room are as follows: ACV
Members: $15, Adults (i.e.,
non-ACV Members): $20,
Students (ages 13-18): $7, and
Children (ages 5-12): $5. Ad-
mission tor cuhldren ages 4
and under is free. Tickets are
available at the ACV Cashier's
Office, as well as in Live Oak
at The Music Center and the
Suwannee County Chamber of
Commerce. Tickets may also
be purchased at the door on
the evening of the concert.
Please note that this event is
not covered by the Reciproci-
ty Agreement with North
Florida Community College
(NFCC) and Community Con-
certs of Lake City, Inc.
Ticket holders who plan to
attend either performance in
Phillips Dining Room are
asked to please notify the
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The Orlando Opera Touring Co.
Returns To The Monticello Opera House
The Orlando Opera be preceded by a champagne You will enjoy this show
Touring Co. returns to the and hors d' oeuvres recep- whether you like opera or
Monticello Opera House tion at 6:30 p.m. not.
Friday evening, April 13,
'with "Passion, Power and
Peril." The program. in-
cludes selections from Can-
dide, Les Miserables, The
Barber of Seville, Kismet,
The Pirates of Penzance and
Carmen, among others.
The show, at 8 p.m., will
The Orlando Opera Co.
has appeared at the Opera
House many times, and they
have never failed to thrill
and enchant our audiences.
Their performances in-
clude acting as well as
singing and a mixture of
classical and popular pieces.
Winn-Dixie Customers Raise Nearly $34,000 to
Help Alabama and Georgia Tornado Victims
Winn-Dixie Customers Contributed to the
American Red Cross Through
The Grocer's 'Neighbors Helping Neighbors"
Program Throughout March
Winn-Dixie customers in North Florida, South Georgia, and
eastern Alabama, know what it means, to be a good neighbor.
Thanks to their contributions to Winn-Dixie's Neighbors Helping
Neighbors program, nearly $34.000 was donated to the American
Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund to help the victims of the torna-
does that ripped through Alabama, and Georgia, on March 1. The
fundraiser began March 5, and continued through March 31.
The $34,000 came from customer donations, a kick-off dona-
tion by the Winn-Dixie Foundation to jumpstart the fundraiser as
well as contributions by Del Monte, foods and Advantage Sales,
"We know we can always count on our customers. Associates
and vendors to help make a difference in times of need," said Ter-
ry Derrebeiry, Winn-Dixie Director of Neighborhood Marketing.
"The storm victims have a long and difficult recovery process. As
neighbors, we wanted to do everything we could to help them get
back on their feet. That's what neighbors do."
In addition to activating Neighbors Helping Neighbors.
Winn-Dixie set up a mobile pharmacy at its damaged store in
Americus to serve the storm victims. The trailer functions exactly
like an in-store pharmacy and has a waiting area and a restroom
for customers. The pharmacy focuses on filling prescriptions and
selling only a few over-the-counter items like diabetes testing sup-
The Neighbors Helping Neighbors program was originally
designed to provide aid to hurricane victims in the aftermath of a
storm. Winn-Dixie activates the program in times of emergency
and natural disaster. The money donated helps the Red Cross pro-
vide food, shelter, counseling and other assistance to me affected
The American Red Cross provides immediate response in
more than 70,000 disasters each year
through its Disaster Relief Fund. Disasters include fires, hurri-
canes, floods, earthquakes, and tornadoes. Contributions to the re-
lief fund are used to provide food, shelter, counseling and other
assistance to victims, as needed.
Winn.Dixie Stores, Inc. is one of the nation's largest food re-
tailers with 521 stores. Founded in 1925, the company is head-
quartered in Jac. For more information, please visit www.winn-
Tickets, which include
the reception, are $25 for the
general public and $23 for
Opera House members. Pro-
ceeds will go to support the
Opera House Artists in the
Schools Program, which
brings the performing arts to
our local schools.
Reservations are re-
quested and may be made by
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