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Kendrick Continues To
Work To Reform The
Property Tax Crises
The Florida House of Representatives has
set out on an ambi-
tious venture to re-
form the property tax
'system in Florida.
The issue is enormous
and complicated, and
the solutions must be
bold and innovative.
As with any issue
of this magnitude, not
everyone is affected
equally by the prob-
lem or the solution. Florida is a large, diverse
state, with great differences in different areas
of the state.
Rep. Will. Kendrick, a Republican from
Carrabelle who represents Madison County in
the Legislature, is as immersed in this issue as
any Member of the Florida House of Repre-
sentatives. "It is my personal and professional
Please see Kendrick, Page 16A
MCMH To Request
Sales Tax Money
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Madison County Memorial Hospital will
request a portion of the money from the half-
cent option sales tax, which was passed last
November, be released so that they can pay the
USDA Loan Administrator.
Other items on the agenda include:
1. Letter of Support for Madison County
Health Department Grant.
1. Appointment of Alternate to the Plan-
ning and Zoning Board.
1. First Public Hearing for Comprehensive
Plan Amendment CPA07-1 Willow Bend
Subdivision change from Conservation to
Agriculture 2 Land Use.
2. First Public Hearing for Comprehensive
Plan Amendment CPA07-2 Boundary Bend
Subdivision change from Conservation to
Agriculture 2 Land Use.
3. First Public Hearing for Comprehensive
Plan Amendment CPA07-3 Wells Small Scale
Amendment change from Residential to Com-
4. First Public Hearing for Comprehensive
Plan Amendment CPA07-4 Engracio Small
Scale Amendment change from Residential to
5. Public Hearing for Land Development
Code Amendment LDC07-5 Chapter 5 Revi-
Please see MCMH, Page 3A
County Announces New
And Improved Website
In an effort to make Madison County's of-
ficial website more eye appealing and user
friendly for residents, visitors and businesses
interested in locating to the area, the County
submitted a grant application in August 2006 to
the Florida Counties Foundation's Small Coun-
ty Technical Assistance Services Program.
In October 2006, county staff was notified
they were being awarded $3500 to fund the
cost of Madison County's web page enhance-
ment and hosting fees. Since that time, staff
has been working with JSS Enterprises out of
Tallahassee to design and create an improved
site. To make it easier for those already famil-
iar with the site, the web address will remain
the same, www.madisoncountvfl.com, but will
have a new look to it.
Sherilyn Pickels, Administrative Office
Manager said, "We feel this new site with
added features will be a benefit to Madison
County. Web-site development will be an on-
Please see County Website, Page 3A
THREE ARRESTED IN RAID
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A raid by the Florida Division of
Alcohol and Tobacco and the Madison
Police Department resulted in several
notices to appear being served by the
state agency and three arrests being
made by the MPD. The raid took place
at the Madison Recreation Center, lo-
cated near the old. Madison Middle
School, as both agencies went in be-
cause they had learned that a price had
to be paid at the door for entry and,
once the cover charge was met, any-
one who went inside received liquor.
According to Madison Police
Department reports, Anthony West,
26, Jamielle Vashawn Plummer, 25,
and James Clarence Hill, 48, were ar-
klItInly Jlllieilt Va sim
rested on charges of possession ot
drugs and. possession of drug para-
West reportedly tried to run and
resist arrest when he had an M-26
taser dephlo, ed to yards him A.s West
fell, Patrolman Kevin Stout observed
him taking his right hand and throw-
ing several clear plastic bags, contain-
ing several colored zip-lock bags, in
front of him. The bags landed towards
the middle of the room.
Inv. Ben Ebberson took the bags
into custody and discovered the indi-
vidual bags each contained an
MDMA (Ecstacy) pill. The pills ap-
peared to be packaged for individual
West was charged with posses-
sion of a controlled substance with in-
tent to sell and resisting arrest without
Hill was also arrested at the
Recreation Center that evening and
charged with possession of marijuana.
Plummer was arrested at the
same spot the same evening and
charged with possession of drug para-
Man Arrested For
By Jacob Bembry ----
man was arrested
for armed robbery
a Madison Police
port, at 10:30 p.m., Isaac Fudge
police were dis-
,patched to Fast Track at 551 \Wesi Base Street
in regards to an armed robbery.
The defendant reportedly entered the store
with a white cloth wrapped around his right
hand, giving the appearance that there was a
Please see Fudge, Page 4A.
Madison Man Is Victim
Of Armed Robbery
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The North Florida Community College
Nursing Program is sponsoring a Great
Strides Walk to raise money for the Cystic Fi-
brosis Foundation on Saturday, April 21, be-
ginning at 8 a.m. at Lake Francis.
According to www.cff.org, co-workers,
friends and family will come together as one
community for one cause...finding a cure for
CF GREAT STRIDES: Taking Steps to Cure
Cystic Fibrosis is the Cystic Fibrosis Founda-
tion's largest national event. In 2006, GREAT
STRIDES raised more than $31 million.
Cystic fibrosis is an inherited chronic dis-
ease that affects the lungs and digestive sys-
tem of about 30,000 children and adults in the
United States (70,000 worldwide). A defec-
tive gene and its protein product cause the
body to produce unusually thick, sticky mu-
Please see Strides Walk, Page 4A
Four Nominated For Citizen Of The Year
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
nated for Cit-
izen of the Prentiss
YearMary Ellen Prentiss
Year. Greene Cherry
tion letters were turned in to the Chamber of
Commerce by Friday afternoon, March 30.
This year's nominees are Mary Ellen
Greene, Prentiss Cherry, Ed Meggs and Tr-
The winner of the 2007 Citizen of the
Year Award will be announced on Tuesday,
April 24, at the Gazebo in the Four Free-
doms Park in
Citizen of the
Year will be
Ed Trish the parade.
Ed Trish F
Meggs Hinton Following
ment of the Citizen of the.Year, there will be
a celebration of Freedom from Fear, which
will recognize veterans, active military, law
enforcement, firefighters and EMS.
For more details on the activities, please
see ad on page 5A.
Local Developmentally Disabled
People To Petition Governor
By Jacob Bembry will also hurt with things such as
Greene Publishing, Inc. supporting living, in-home support,
Personnel Development Ser- l chore support and companion sup-
vices (Madison/Jefferson ARC) 4'g port."
will take two vans with clients During the press conference, the
who receive their services to the following points will be presented:
state capitol for a press confer- Bullets Regarding the 2007 Pro-
ence on Thursday, April 19. jected Deficit:
The people who represent Senate and House budget pro-
PDS will take umbrellas to indi- posals will result in a significant
cate that it is a "rainy day" for de- loss of services for thousands of in-
velopmentally disabled people in Tim Ressler dividuals with developmental dis-
Florida. They will be urging abilities.
Florida Gov. Charlie Crist to take 75 million Proposed legislative changes will "rob
dollars that was set aside in a "Rainy Day" Peter to pay Paul." (Taking away from people
fund to help meet the budget shortfall for the currently receiving services, to give some ser-
Agency for Persons with Disabilities. vices to people on the waiting list).
"If they don't take it out, it will hurt de- Shifting dollars can lead to more expen-
velopmentally disabled people statewide," sive services, such as institutional care, for
Tim Ressler, administrator for PDS said. "It those who lose services.
will hurt people who received Medicaid. It Please see Development, Page 2A
This ball cap was knocked off the
head of an armed robbery suspect after
he held up a 72-year-old man on Friday,
April 13. If you know who owns this cap,
please call the Madison Police Depart-
ment at 973-5077.
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A 72-year-old man was the victim of an
armed robbery on Friday evening, April 13.
According to a Madison Police Depart-
ment report, and according to the victim, he
was walking down Orange Street. As he ap-
proached Rutledge Street, he saw three black
females talking to people in a black car (possi-
bly a.Hyundai Sonata). He said that the car
passed him twice.
Please see armed Robbery, Page 4A
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Strides Walk on Saturday, April 21, to raise funds to fight Cystic Fibrosis. Anyone
can register to walk or make a donation at www.cff.org.
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Wednesday, April 18, 2007'
VIEWPOINTS & OPINIONS
With The Publisher
Mary Ellen Greene
Grandson, Forest Madison Greene, Killed His Second Turkey
of the 2007 Gobbler Season This Past Week !!
------- and don't forget that -----
Everyone Is Invited To The 2007 Shrine Cook-off This
Saturday In Tallahassee At The National Guard Armory, 11-3
The 01' Husband, and grandson, Forest Madison Greene,
12, shown here with friends Blake and Blair Jones, are proud of
Forest's turkey he killed this past week, April 14th, after the
turkey was coming towards them "strutting and bowing up" in
the woods. Calling the turkey to range was master turkey-caller,
Blake Jones of Perry, while his brother, Blair, videotaped the
Forest made a great shot at a full 37 yards, which dropped
the 18 lb. g6bbler with a full 12" beard.
Forest's "Pop," (The '01 Husband), was shooting "still
(that is 'still' not 'steel') shots," like the one above, which is
how The Husband "hunts," with his 35 mm camera and zqom
How proud we are for Forest and his ability to put "meat on
the table" for his family.
Blake and Blair are owners of the United Welding
Services, Inc. (UWS) of Perry. They build the tool boxes, dog
boxes and numerous other items that we all see throughout the
area. The Husband speaks highly of the two young men and
their southern manners and gentlemenly ways.
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As cool weather is still with us, it is the perfect time to have
a good ol' bowl of chili. And, there's not a better place to be, or
eat good chili, than at the annual Marzuq Shrine Center's Annu-
al Chli Cook-off event.
Heading up the popular event are Marzuq Shrine Potentate
and First Lady, Gordon, and Roz Hancock and their Chief Rab-
ban and Lady, Garry and Trish Smith.
The Chili Cook-off is this Saturday, April 21st, at the Tal-
lahassee National Guard Armory from 11 a.m. 3 p.m.
Any, and everyone, is urged to enter, whether it be a busi-
ness, or an individual.
There will be clowns; balloon animals and activities for the
children. 93.3 fm radio will be doing a live broadcast from the
Armory. Some of the items for the Silent Auctions are: "A
Weekend Getaway to Las Vegas" with plane tickets & hotel for
two; Panama City weekend getaways; gift certificates for restau-
rants; 2 cars to bid on; new mountain bikes; tickets to Wild Ad-
venture; Collectible Beanie Babies from the early years and
some very valuable ones that we are selling at your choice for
$4; plus many delightful items that you will want to bid on.
FOOD, FUN AND FROLIC TIME FOR ALL.
The cook-off four categories and their reward amount to be
Commercial Hottest $200; Meatiest $200; Most Un-
usual $200; and Judge's Choice $300.
Other categories, with the same monetery amounts include:
Individual; Law Enforcement/First Responders; and People's
Choice Award and Best Decorated Booth.
If you are a good at cooking chili, you can either get you a
business to sponsor you, or you can sponsor yourself as an indi-
vidual. If you want to cook, call Greene Publishing, Inc. at 973-
4141 and ask for me, and I'll help you find a sponsor.
I want to write to the fans of the Madison County High
School Varsity Softball team in reference to the ball game
played on Thursday, April 12th, at Godby High School in Talla-
For the fans and parents that literally had the gall, and I say
gall, to tell the umpires and mainly the. 1st base umpire that
called the last play of the game, which was a correct call, but in
favor of the opposing team, heaven forbid, I want to just say
SHAME ON YOU.
How dare you have the gall and are so cold-hearted to tell.
my fiance who by the way is a very(loving:Thainihas~hrde brown ,
children of his own, and a soon-to7be step aon,. 1aty you hope he,
has a wreck on the way home.
How can you be so cold and purely evil to wish anything on
any human being? And YES, that is what these umpires are, hu-
man beings just like you and me. You'd never wish your own
child, son or daughter you hope they die or have a wreck on
their way home. So don't you dare wish it on my family mem1il
I hope you are convicted of such treachery and pray in your-io
heart that nothing bad comes to your loved ones either.
Is a game that's supposed to be fun and entertaining that se-
rious to wish harm on anyone? ;-n
I am ashamed to say you people are even our neighbors in
North Florida. .
And by the way, my son just played baseball with your own,
JV baseball players and the fans and team were more than,
friendly and good sports. Thie blaayed rde wonaaermiy anwe
commented on how great a school this seemed to be and the,.
folks were so nice.
You people don't count apparently.
Get your priorities straight people wishing someone harm')
is as good as committing murder in your heart.. ,
You Have Not Read Gone With The Wind.
Although I no longer live in Madison I have been reading and read the book several times...you should read the.book..it i,s
ie paper online...as to your Editorial about reading...I have very interesting and different from the movie.. keep writing in-A
something to say....you have not read Gone With the Wind but teresting columns...but read the book.. '
have seen the movie several times.....I have seen the movie once
Development HINT 45
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Use Rainy Day funds
(Working Capital Trust Fund)
for the deficit, and let the new
administration fix the system.
Floridians with devel-
opmental disabilities should
not be required to bear the
brunt of past mistakes.
Individuals with devel-
opmental disabilities only re-
ceive Medicaid Waiver ser-
vices that are medically au-
thorized and approved by the
State. How can documented
needs suddenly go away?
Please require the
Agency for Persons with Dis-
abilities to manage its re-
sources without forcing dis-
astrous changes in the lives of
people with developmental
disabilities and their families.
Just Can't Lov h ?
Find a new house with
new neighbors in our
monthly Real Estate Guide!
Look fort on the first Friday ofevery tonth
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I Am Ashamed To Say You People Are Even Our Neighbors In North Florida':
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Madison County Carrier 3A
VIEWPOINTS & OPINIONS
The military acronym for explosive ordnance disposal is
EOD. In civilian circles, you've probably heard it called "the
bomb squad." These are the specialists who respond to explo-
sive bombs and disarm them so that innocent bystanders are
spared their terrible explosive effects. It is definitely a high risk
Much of our EOD tradition comes from the British who in-
augurated this mission during the Blitz of 1940. Many German
aerial-dropped bombs were actually mines, waiting for the right
time or movement to explode. The incredibly brave officers
who volunteered to diffuse these bombs were the world's first
EOD technicians. The first lads who wrote the book on this
dangerous work did so by trail-and-error.
Nearly everyone who has any professional training in this
business is taught by the Navy, the executive agent for all De-
fense Department EOD training. For years, this work was done
at a naval installation on the Potomac River at Indian Head,
Maryland but the area simply became too populated to permit
effective training. About 20 years ago, the Navy began the
processs of moving EOD training from Indian Head to Eglin Air
Iorce Base in West Florida where it now resides. Nearly all of
that training today takes place on Eglin's vast ranges that once
irere known as the Choctawhatchee National Forest.
SAt Eglin, officer and enlisted candidates from all four mili-
tary services receive identical training. Later, Navy personnel
receive specialized training for underwater demolition.
The types of missions these EOD technicians undertake fall
into two categories: rendering safe improvised explosive de-
vices (IEDs) and detonating weapons caches. As you can imag-
ine, the services of these warriors are vital in Iraq and
Afghanistan. Daily in these theaters, EOD personnel are called
on countless times to render safe IEDs and explode tons of out-
dated weapons and bombs. Iraq in particular is one huge am-
munition stockpile and the services of EOD personnel will be
needed for years to reduce the threat of this vast ammo dump.
As explosives age, they become less stable and more dan-
gerous. A big responsibility for EOD is to destroy these aging
stockpiles. 'About 20 years ago just weeks after I had taken
command of Eglin's munitions squadron, 44 pounds of 7-year
old experimental rocket fuel self-comnbusted in one of our stor-
age bunkers. Fortunately, it did not set off the hundreds of thou-
sands of pounds of explosives stored side-by-side in the same
bunker or we would probably still be picking up the pieces.
Over the next several days, my EOD detachment destroyed sev-
eral additional tons of similar, unstable explosives.
One such EOD technician is Naval Lieutenant Austin Fall,
the son of Ronnie and Terry Fall of Pinetta. He recently re-
turned from his second tour of duty in Iraq and third in the Mid-
dle East I told you these fellows are in high demand. In 2005,
he was the officer in charge of an EOD mobile unit that aver-
aged three response missions a day over a six month period.
About half of these missions were in response to enemy activi-
'ty, notably IEDs and car bombs. Additionally, Austin's detach-
ment destroyed more than 16 tons of aging Iraqi munitions.
One of the technologies which makes EOD work safer for
our technicians is robotics. A highly-trained EOD specialist can
send in a small robot and with video feeds, reconnoiter a dan-
gerous situation from a safe distance. But these robots aren't al-
ways available for a mission. On May 5, 2005, Lieutenant Fall
encountered such a situation when an enemy IED threatened the
1st Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment that he ac-
companied. He abandoned his position of cover and manually
disabled he bomb. Leaders rise to the occasion and accomplish
the mission, often in the face of terrible odds.
Lieutenant Austin Fall is one such leader. We are a fortu-
nate nation to have young people of this caliber who protect our
freedoms every day.
TESE ITEMS ARE REQUIRED BEFORE YOUR CHILD
w. STARTS SCHOOL IN AUGUST
cont from page 1A
6. Appointment of Mem-
ber to the Competency Board.
7. Review and Approval
of Letter to Regional Landfill
8. Appointment of Mem-
bers to Tourist Development
Council: TDC Recommends
Stephen Pike and Janet Moses.
9. Approval of Contract
for Emergency Operations
Center and Renewal of Disas-
ter Recovery Services Con-
tract with Grubbs Emergency
Services, Inc. Jim Stanley.
10. Discussion on Addi-
tional Homestead Exemption
for Low-Income Seniors.
11. Hospital Request for
Funds From 1/2 cent Sales Tax
for USDA Construction Loan
12. Discussion on Possible
Changes to Board Meeting
cont from page 1A
going process completed in
phases. Phase 1 included the
general design and layout of
the site. We have included a
lot of pictures showcasing
Madison County. Each time
someone clicks on a page
within the site, a new picture
will be randomly displayed.
We also tried to make the
general layout easy to navigate
by listing each Department on
the left side and creating tabs
for Residents, Visitors, and
Businesses. Phase 2 will in-
clude the addition of new
pages and calendars for the de-
partments as they see fit.
Phase 3 will be the addition of
online, interactive forms.
These will include such items
as planning and zoning forms,
building permits, the County's
employment application, etc."
She indicated each De-
partment has been given the
capability of changing the in-
formation listed on their page.
,"By granting each Depart-
ment access to their page, it
will be easier to keep the most
up-to-date information avail-
able on the website," Pickels
added. "We invite everyone to
go online and take a look at the
The Rains Fall
The rain was welcome this past weekend, even if it was ac-
companied by the cold weather.
Mikenzi Plain will celebrate her fifth birthday on Wednes-
day, April 18. Birthday wishes also go out to Jeb Webb, who
turns eight on Saturday, April 21. Also celebrating birthdays that
day are Lori Small, Jai Harris and Jack Smith. Paul Webb, Jr.
and Bob Hanberry celebrate their birthdays on Sunday, April 22.
My buddy, Amy Ellison, turns 21 on Monday, April 23 (How
many 21st birthdays is that for you now, Amy?) Also celebrat-
ing birthdays that day are Nina Folsom, Trish Blair and Scott
Mauldin. Melanie King will turn four years old on Tuesday,
April 24. Happy birthday to everyone who is celebrating their
special day this week.
I forgot to mention last week that my great-nephew, Brax-
ton Lee Taff turned two on Thursday, April 12. Happy belated
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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sent or future residents.
Published weekly by Greene Publishing, Inc., 1695 South State
Road 53, Madison, Florida 32340. Periodicals postage PAID at the Post
Office in Madison, Florida 32340.
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CARRIER, P.O. Drawer 772, Madison, FL 32341-0772.
This newspaper reserves the right to reject any advertisement, news
matter, or subscriptions that, in the opinion of the management, will not
be for the best interest of the county and/or the owners of this newspaper,
and to investigate any advertisement submitted.
All photos given to Greene Publishing, hIc. for publication in this
newspaper must be picked up no later than 6 months from the date they are
dropped off. Greene Publishing, Inc. will not be responsible for photos
beyond said deadline.
Madison County School District
for the 2007-2008 School Year
will take place on Thursday, April 19, 2007
at the following locations:
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LOCAL & REGIONAL CRIME BLOTFI'ER
Madison County Crime Report
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The Crime report is published every Wednesday. It also in-
cludes an individual from Madison County's active warrant list
or a wanted person believed to be in Madison County.
If you. have any information concerning the suspect, or
know his/her whereabouts, please contact one of the following
agencies. Madison County Sheriff's Department--973-4001,
Madison Police Department-973-5077, or Your MADISON
COUNTY CARRIER-973-4141. All information will remain
confidential. You need not give your name.
Information on these individuals is printed as given each
week by the Madison County Sheriff's Department or other law
enforcement agency. The person or persons featured was cho-
sen by the agency making the request for him/her to be run in
this feature. Neither this newspaper, nor any members of its
staff, determines which individuals) will be featured. The ap-
pearance of an individual in this feature represents an open war-
rant for their arrest by local, area, state, and/or federal law en-
forcement authorities, and it in no way is an assumption or in-
sinuation of guilt by this newspaper or its staff. All persons are
assumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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and municipal bonds might be some of the friendliest ones of
If you aren't that familiar with municipal bonds, here are
Sthe basics: Municipal.bonds, or "munis," are issued in two
main categories: general obligation bonds and revenue
bonds. General obligation bonds finance the activities of state
and local governments, while revenue bonds pay for specific
projects, such as airports, hospitals and other civic institu-
So, when you purchase a muni, you're supporting a proj-'
ect or service,-possibly in.your state or community. And you
will be rewarded.for your civic-mindedness through tax
Breaks. Specifically, your interest payments will be free from
Federal taxes; if the municipality that issues the bond is in
' your state, your interest payments also may be exempt from
' state and local taxes.
Municipal bond interest is free from federal taxes, but
some munis -- particularly airport and housing bonds might
be subject to the alternative minimum tax (AMT). If you
think you may have topay the AMT and a lot more people
are subject to this tax now than in years past you might want
to avoid these types of bonds. Conversely, if you know you
Won't be assessed the AMT even if you bought some AMT-
subject munis, you might be especially interested in these
bonds, because their yields are typically higher than the
yields on regular municipal bonds.
In any case, municipal bonds offer some benefits beyond
tax-free interest. For one thing, munis can help you diversify
a portfolio heavily weighted with stocks. Municipal bonds
i may not be affected by many of the factors such as poor cor-
porate earnings reports that cause volatility in the price of
stocks. So, municipal bond prices generally do not move
Together with stock prices.
Furthermore, municipal bonds are among the most
secure investments you can own. The default rate on munis -
especially general obligation bonds is typically quite low.
Which types of municipal bonds are right for you? Your
choice depends, to a great extent, on your goals and invest-
ment personality. For example, longer-term munis those
bonds that mature in 10 years or more will generally pay a
i higher interest rate than shorter-term bonds. Yet, prices of the
longer-term offerings also may fluctuate more.
You may want to consider owning a variety of short-,
intermediate- and long-term munis. This type of portfolio -
known as a bond "ladder" can help you in all types of inter-
est-rate environments. When market rates are down, you'll
benefit by owning long-term bonds, which generally pay
higher rates than short-term bonds. But if market rates are up,
you can use the proceeds of your maturing short-term bonds
to reinvest in issues with higher rates.
SFinally, when you're shopping for municipal bonds, look
for quality those bonds that are rated at least "A" or higher
by the major rating agencies.
Municipal bonds occupy their own special niche in the
Investment world and it's a niche that you may want to
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A Madison woman was ar-
rested for criminal mischief,
with damages in excess of
$1,000 on Sunday, April 15.
According to a Madison
Police Department report,
Demetria Williams, 25, was
apparently angry at her
boyfriend and broke out the
windows of a vehicle, driven
by him. Williams also put deep
scratches in part of the vehicle f, .
and carved out a word on one -
part with a knife. Demetria Williams
Williams' boyfriend was
driving another person's vehicle. The owner of the vehicle said
he wanted to press charges against Williams.
MPD Patrolman Reggie Alexander was the investigating of-
For Hit And Run
A Hispanic male was ar-
rested for leaving the scene of
an accident on Sunday, April
According to a Madison
Police Department report, Sgt.
William Greene was dis- -
patched to a traffic crash on
South Range Street. One dri- 0-
ver involved in the crash had i-5
left the scene.
,After iecei\ipg a descrip- J'e el
tion of the vehicle, Greene, Je Mae
who was familiar with the car, Parales Martinez
relayed where to find the car to.the Madison County Sheriff's
Deputies were also able to follow a shredded tire to the res-
idence of the defendant, Jose Manuel Parales Martinez. Mar-
tinez was taken into custody.
For the return of my wallet, with all contents,
excluding the Cash.
Wallet was stolen on Friday night (4/13/07)
on South Orange Street.
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Madison Police Department for Reward
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handgun under the cloth. The defendant also had the neck of his
white t-shirt up around his face, so that the victims could only
see his eyes.
The defendant, later identified in a photo lineup as Isaac
Fudge, demanded that the clerks open the safe. When they told
him that they couldn't, he told them that he would not leave
without anything. He left, taking over $325 from the, change
Patrolman Brandon Abbott was the first officer to respond.
to the scene.
Inv. Nathan Curtis later arrested Fudge.
Armed Robbery cont from Page A
At the corer of Orange and Rutledge, he said that he saw a
black male coming towards him,,asking him what he was doing
there.. The male (who he believes got out of the black car) cut
across a lawn and approached him, holding a gun to his head.
The male demanded money and the man took out a change:
purse to hand.to him. Upon inspecting the purse, the black malt
asked if that was all that the elderly gentleman had on him. He,;:
then threw the purse on the ground and took the man's wallet.
The victim, who was holding an insulated coffee mug in his.
hand, reached back and hit the black man in the head with it.
As the victim hurried away, the assailant told him.to stay out
of his neighborhood.
The victim is offering $100 for the return of his wallet, mi-
nus the money, to the Madison Police Department. q.
The assailant is described as a black male, between the ages
of 16-19, approximately six feet tall, with a nopustch. HIe.gsi
wearing a tank top undershit' and a pair of satin warm-up pants.
If you know the identity of the assailant, please call the ,
MPD at 973-5077.
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Lt. Colonel Daniel
Lt. Colonel Daniel A.
Russell (USAF/Ret), age 50,
died unexpectedly on March
26, 2007 in Brussels, Belgium.
He was a graduate of Harwood
Union High School in
Duxbury, Vt., and received a
Bachelors Degree in Educa-
tion from the University of
Vermont in 1978, where he
was also a member of Kappa
Sigma Fraternity. In the same
year he was commissioned a
2nd Lieutenant in the United
States Air Force, having com-
pleted the Air Force Reserve
Officer Training Corp program
at St. Michael's College in
Colchester, Vt. He subsequent-
ly received a Masters Degree
in International Relations from
the University of Southern
Lt. Colonel Russell had a
distinguished career of 23
years in the United States Air
Force, which included over-
seas assignments to Germany,
England and Saudi Arabia. His
last assignment was as Mili-
tary Advisor to the Assistant,
Deputy Under Secretary of
Defense for Logistics. Upon
his retirement, he was em-
ployed for two years as a Se-
nior Consultant with Pricewa-
terhouse Cooper before as-
suming his present position
within the Department of De-
fense with duties at the Unites
States Mission, NATO. He was
awarded numerous decora-
tions, awards and citations,
most notably the Defense Mer-
itorious Service Medal and the
Air Force Meritorious Service
Medal with three Oak Leaf
Clusters. He was also a gradu-
ate of the Air War College.
Well known for his leadership
and management abilities and
strength of character, he made
a positive and lasting impres-
sion on his military and civil-
Dan is survived by two
children, Kathryn and Kyle
Russell of Newport News, Va.;
his long-time companion,
Morgan Curtis, presently of
Brussels; his parents, Richard
and Jeanne Russell, formerly
of Waterbury, Vt.; a brother,
Rich Russell and his wife Di-
ane and their children Sean
and Lynn of Waterbury; as
well as aunts, uncles, cousins
and extended family.
Dan was a leader of indi-
viduals, highly respected and
well liked by those who came
in contact with him. He was a
loving father, devoted son, and
caring brother. He had a terrif-
ic sense of humor, a beautiful
smile, and a contagious laugh.
Dan will be deeply missed by
everyone who knew and loved
Funeral services with a
military honors escort were
held 'at St. Andrew Catholic
Church in Waterbury, Vt. on
Monday, April 9, at 11 a.m.. A
reception followed the service
in St. Leo Parish Hall.
Interment with full mili-
tary honors will take place lat-
er this spring in the Waterbury
Center Cemetery at the conve-
nience of the family.
The family requests that
flowers be omitted; rather,
memorial gifts would be ap-
preciated for the Shriners Hos-
pitals for Children (for treat-
ment of burns for children),
Office of Development, 2900
Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL
James "Jim" L. Kelley
triumphantly joined the Lord
on April 15 after a joyful life
of 72 years. A long-time mem-
ber of First Baptist Church and
owner of Kelley Supply Com-
pany, he is best known for his
gift of gab by his family,
friends, and customers, all of
whom he loved. He enjoyed
talking, telling jokes, and shar-
ing his unwavering faith to
anyone he met.
He was born August 23,
1934 in Madison, and spent
most of his childhood in
Keaton Beach. Jim was prede-
ceased in death by his parents
Clarence "Dick," Jr. He sur-
vived by his wife, Teresa,
brother Curtis Kelley (Faun),
his seven children, James Kel-
ley, Jr. (Edie), Stephen Kelley,
David Kelley (Nancy), Kim-
berly Bitcon (Rowland), Ann
Kelley, Timothy Kelley
(Ilona), and Cliff Kelley,
twelve grandchildren, and one
great grandchild. His family
remembers him most for his
positive attitude and belief that
each day should be enjoyed to
A memorial celebration
will be held at the First Baptist
Church Hobson Auditorium on
April 17th at 10:00 am. In lieu
of flowers, please send a dona-
tion to Community Hospice in
appreciation of their compas-
sionate care, during his brief
Beggs Funeral Home,
Madison Chapel, is in charge
of local arrangements.
American teart t-
Card Of Thanks
The family of the late Mrs. Fibbie Swilley sincerely thank
God for friends like you who have helped ease our heartfelt
pain with kind expressions and words of comfort. Our hearts
are so full of love and gratitude to all of you. Your prayers,
words of consolation, flowers and the many kinds acts, both
seen and unseen, have sustained us these days since the pass-
ing of our loved one.
We thank God for friends like you. May he make us ever
worthy of your love, kindness and trust. We love you. dearly
and will keep these loving memories tucked deep within our
hearts. May God bless and keep each of you in his care.
New Life Christian Church
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.
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 Organization. Tickets are
$25 and include a reception prior
to the show at 7 p.m. Tickets can
be purchased by calling Melissa
Walton, 656-2437 ext. 225 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 communities.
Madison County Health De-
partment and the Madison Public
Library are pleased to announce
a new and exciting free service
for all in Madison County!
The Madison County Health
Education Club is a free educa-
tional service and support for
people interested in preventing
or controlling: diabetes, high
blood pressure, elevated choles-
terol levels, obesity, cancer, and
other chronic health conditions.
"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 like.
The Community Trio will
be performing Southern Gospel
Music on Saturday, April 21 be-
ginning at 7 p.m. This event will
be held at Yogi Bear's Jellystone
Opry Hall which is on I-10 exit
258 Madison. For more informa-
tion call 1-850-973-8269 or go to
Cherry Lake First Baptist
Church will be celebrating
Homecoming, on April 22, at
11:30 a.m. Sunday School.will
start at 10:15 a.m. with Bro
Manning Hicks, preaching at
11:30 a.m. Everlasting Arms
will be bringing special music
during the service. Lunch will
follow the morning service at 1
p.m. Everyone is invited to
celebrate this special day, plen-
ty of food and fellowship to be
enjoyed by all.
New Home Baptist Church
Revival will be held April 22 -
26 (Sunday through Thursday
night). Sunday night service
will begin at 6 p.m. and Mon-
day Thursday evening will
begin at 7 p.m. The guest
speaker will be Rev. Gene
Stokes, former pastor of New
Home Baptist Church and the
Director of Mission of the Mid-
dle Florida Baptist Association.
There will be special music
each night. The pastor and con-
gregation invites everyone to
come and experience revival
with them at 1142 SW Moseley
Hall Road/Hwy 360, Madison.
Call 973-4965 for more infor-
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FOR APRIL 14 20, 2007
The following is a list'of
roadwork underway by the
FDOT that may impact traffic.
County Road 53 Traffic
has been switched to the new
bridge over Norton Creek.
Lane closures may occur
while work on the new bridge
continues. The speed limit is
reduced to 45 mph.
*** Interstate 10, Day-
time lane closures between
U.S. 90 and the Suwannee
River Bridge (Madison Coun-
ty line) (6 miles) as crews
place the final layer of asphalt.
The speed limit is reduced to
60 mph when workers are pre-
Motorists may wish to use
U.S. 90 as an alternative route
and can reach.U.S. 90 by using
Exit 275 (U.S. 90) if headed
westbound. Eastbound travel-
ers can reach U.S. 90 by using
Exit. 262 (County Road 255)
or Exit 258 (State Road 53) in
U.S. 90 The new traffic
signal at the intersection with
County Road 49 will remain
on flash until work to coordi-
nate it with the railroad cross-
ing on the north side of the in-
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Join the Madison County Chamber of Commerce and Progress Energy in their spon-
sorship of the celebration of our Four Freedoms with special activities all week.
The event will include a STREET DANCE on FRIDAY, APRIL 27TH AT 7:00 P.M. fea-
turing the sounds of US Highway 19, along with food and games galore including the
world's largest pin-ball machine.
SATURDAY APRIL 28TH
Live Entertainment featuring:
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Weird Al Yankovic ............ May 26
Sieve Miller Band ............ May 27
SGetchen Wilson..............June 2
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ticket ., i..r.;,'. 1st day ticket at the upgrade center on the first day's visit.
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Entertainment sponsored by Madison Tourist Development Council, Nestle Waters
North America, Jones Edmunds Engineering, Embarq, WMAF Radio
Classic Car Show sponsored by The Madison County Community Bank.
A wide variety of food and drinks, as well as many arts and crafts will be available for
Old Fashioned games on the courthouse lawn will include:
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i DUNKING BOOTH
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AROUND MADISON COUNTY
Diann Douglas Speaks At Madison Rotary Club
I- : ,64,
Club President, Nancy Peterson, presents a check for Club President, Nancy Peterson, left, presented Jargo
$1,000 to Carl Dean for the Madison Chapter of the Sal- Clark a check for $1,000 for the Southern Scholarship
vation Army for the excellent benevolence work they do Foundation. (Photo Submitted)
here in Madison County. (Photo Submitted)
Past Rotary District Governor, Jargo Clark and Coun-
ty Extension Agent, Diann Douglas, spoke at the recent
Rotary Club meeting. (Photo Submitted)
Madison Rotary Club President, Nancy Peterson, was
awarded the "Presidential Citation" during the recent Ro-
tary Club meeting. (Photo Submitted)
The Madison Rotary Club
had as its guest, Diann Dou-
glas, County Extension
Agent. Douglas was the guest
of Past Rotary District Gover-
nor, Jargo Clark. The program
was about the work and pur-
pose of the County Extension
Service, which is an outreach
of the University of Flori-
da. The County Extension
Program was originally an
outreach of the Land-Grant
colleges such as the Universi-
ty of Florida. The Agricultur-
al and Home Economics pro-
grams have evolved to be
known as "Family Sciences"
and have been around since
the early part of the 20th-Cen-
tury. On a lighter note, it
was voiced that Rotarian Ed
Meggs consistently refers to
Douglas as "Betty Crocker."; ;,
Club President Nancy Pe-
terson presented to Jargo
Clark a check for $1,000 for
the Southern Scholarship
Foundation which is close to
the heart of the Madison Ro-
tary Club. She also presented
a check for $1,000 to Carl
CALLING ALL QUILTERS!
NFCC Seeks Finest For Annual Show Quilts
On Display April 28 At Four Freedoms Festival
Attention, quilters and quilt o\ ners. North Florida Conununity College is seeking entries for
its ANNUAL QUILT SHOW April 28-30. Quilts will be displayed on Saturday, April 28 in con-
junction with the Madison County Four Freedoms Festival and on Sunday, April 29 and Monday,
April 30 at the Wardlaw-Smith-Goza Conference Center in Madison, Florida. The exhibit will be
open to the public from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. each day. Admission to the exhibit is free and donations
Show organizers are calling on area quilt owners to display handmade quilts whether new or
old, treasured heirloom or a recent gift. Quilts will be displayed on the first and second floors of
the historic WSG Conference Center, also known locally as the Mansion. A special area in the
downstairs library will be set aside for display of antique quilts.
Don't miss this opportunity to showoff your quilted treasures. Applications to enter a quilt or
multiple quilts in NFCC's ANNUAL QUILT SHOW are available by calling Maria Greene, WSG
Conference Center Coordinator, at (850) 973-9432 or email GreeneM@nfcc.edu.
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Serving Madison, Jefferson,
Taylor & Lafayette Counties
Auto, Life, Health, Home
Freddy Pitts, Agency Manager
Jimmy King, Agent
233 W. Base St. Madison (850) 973-4071
Doug Helms, Agent
105 W. Anderson St. Monticello (850) 997-2213
813 S. Washington St. Perry (850) 584-2371
Lance Braswell, Agent
Lafayette County Mayo, FL (386)
24/7 Claim Service: 1-866-275-7322
"Helping You Is What We Do Best."
Dean for the Madison Chapter
of the Salvation Army for the
excellent benevolence work
they do here in Madison
County. The Madison Rotary
Club has long "rung the bells"
for the Salvation Army and is
pledged to do so again in De-
Incoming Rotary Presi-
dent, Capt. Morris Steen
(USN-Ret.) presented to Pres-
ident Peterson the "Presiden-
tial Citation, which was
awarded to her at the recent
District 6940 meeting. This
award is for excellence in Ro-
tary leadership. Several Ro-
tarians and their spouses at-
tended the District Meeting.
President Peterson announced
a special meeting at 11:30 a.m.
on Tuesday, April 24, in con-
junction with the other service
clubs in Madison to hear a
special speaker from NASA.
The Madison Kiwanis and the
Madison Lions Club are also
involved in this special event.
Madison City Manager,
Harold Emrich, was the guest
of Chief of Police Rick Davis,
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who has proposed him for
membership in the Madison
Rotary Club. Any business or
civic leader interested in join-
ing the Madison Rotary Club
is urged to contact Alston Kel-
ley, club membership chair, or
Jim Catron, the club secre-
tary. The Madison Rotary
Club meets at noon on
Wednesday at the parish hall
of the St. Vincent de Paul
Catholic Church. The dinner
is catered by Divine Events
and the food is usually terrific.
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Directions: Take Hwy. 53 South 3.5 miles past 1-10, to
Midway Church Road and take a left. Tanya's U Pick will be down
the first dirt road on the left (Gunsmoke). Look for the signs.
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all day Saturday and Sunday Afternoon
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AROUND MADISON COUNTY
5 5 Plus Club Hears About Barksdale Farm
Arden Brown and Stuart Fenneman from the Barksdale
Foundation presented an informative program to the many se-
niors gathered for the March meeting of the 55 Plus Club. Ar-
den Brown is the project manager and Stuart Fenneman is the
Vice Chair of the Board of Directors. Also, Jimmy Dixon, a
member of the Board of Directors, was present to offer support
and comments. Brown and Fenneman shared many interesting
facts regarding The Shirley Barksdale Foundation and the dona-
tion of the property in Pinetta.
i The Barksdale Foundation was established in 1995 as a
non-profit organization by a group of individuals from the
Rev. and Mrs. Caron Harn, of Lee, proudly an-
nounce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Jamie
Victoria Harn, to Matthew James Cherry. Matt is the
son of Mr. and Mrs. Carson Cherry, of Madison.
Jamie is the granddaughter of Mrs. Dollie.Harn,
formerly of Cla\ton. Georeia. and the late Linton
Austin Harn. ot Cla\ion. GeoruIa. Her nuaterm.l grand-
parents are Mr. and Mri. Robert Conle\ of Cla\ton,
Georgia. Matt is the grandon of Mlrs \ irinul Cherri
and the late Mr Larrie Cherr\ Iof Lee- Maternal -rand-
parents for Mart are NMrs. Lucile Ca\c. and the late Nh.
Whit Care. of Jacksom lle
S Jamie is a graduate of Niadi-on Counts High
School and a iraduite of Florida State
SUniverit\. \' here 'he is currently en-
rolled in the Nlaster's program for
Communication Disorders. NMatt
is a graduate ot Mladson Couni\
High School. and Florida.,
State Unl\erit[\. \%here he
earned a Bachelor of Science j
degree in Business. Matt is
emplo ed as a sales associ-
ate for AFL.C Insurancer
All fanul\ and friend
are invited to attend the 'r
\wedding on April 2',. at
Lee Ftrst Baptist Church.
in Lee. The Ceremon\ \\ill
begin at 6 p.m The recep-
S tion \|Ill nmmediatel\ tol-
A %'lo, in the I.T. C.:ter
S Fello, ship Hall.
In Class or Online course options
SMay 7 & June 26
Schedule available online at www.nfcc.edu
Two-year A.A. Programs
Career & Tech Certificates
Day & Evening Courses
Call. Come by. E,;; .."! us!
Stuart Fenneman and Arden Brown of the Barksdale
Farm Board. (Photo Submitted)
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Sue and Jim Hunter enjoyed the recent 55 Plus Club
meeting. (Photo Submitted)
Madison County Foundation for Excellence in Education, the
Chamber of Commerce, the Treasures of Madison County and
the community at large. The vision is to create a beautiful park
with hiking trails, an open air school room, carefully identified
trees and flora with a museum to portray the farm life of Madi-
son County in the early 1900's. The farm would be accessible
to all individuals with targeted activities for disabled individu-
als and their families.
Shirley Ann Barksdale, original thinker and dedicated spe-
cial education teacher, dreamed of making a difference in the
lives of children. Her special devotion was given to those chil-
dren with emotional, mental and physical challenges. She pur-
chased a beautifully situated 240 acre farm one mile west of
Pinetta, with a recreational and educational park for all in mind.
Upon her death she willed the land to a non-profit organization
for the continued use of the community. At that time the Barks-
dale Foundation was established. The community and board of
the foundation intend to,make her dream come true.
Presently, Kenny Hall is the Chair of the Barksdale Foun-
;dation, with 'board of approximately 0blt~i r.rbr. i''o<. (
"""' Aftel'h~tih'i about Shirley'Ahif'Brlrkl'dAdli'' and"' Barks!
dale Foundation, the 55 Plus Club participants were invited to
visit the farm. A tour of the farm showed the beautiful setting
with the house, barns, and buildings being restored to their nat-
ural beauty. Presently, public restroom facilities and a Cherry
Lake house are being constructed and renovated. On the list for
new construction include a playground and picnic area for the
The next meeting of the 55 Plus Club will be Wednesday,
April 11 at noon at the United Methodist Cooperative Commu-
nity Center, located at the corer of Highway 145 and Dill
Street. The Center is about five miles North of, Madison on
Highway 145. The luncheon will be provided by the ladies of
the Pine Tree Quilters. The program will be presented by David
Abercrombie, Administrator for the Madison County Memorial
Hospital. He will be sharing the vision for the new hospital in
The luncheons and programs are free of any charges and
anyone in the community over 55 years of age is welcome to at-
tend. Please come and enjoy the fellowship.
"Gathering" Visitors Explore
Madison County, May 4-6
Cultural Heritage Tour Sponsored
By Florida Humanities Council
Fifty-three inquisitive Floridians will explore Florida's Old
South culture and traditions during a weekend visit to Madison
County May 4 6, 2007. Described in tour literature as an area
of "gracious antebellum homes, Civil War memories, and en-
during traditions in farming and cattle-raising," Madison is the
Spring site for "The Gathering," a cultural-heritage tour spon-
sored by The Florida Humanities Council.
Gathering trips discover the distinct qualities that define the
histories and cultural identities of communities around Florida.
Several Gathering tours are scheduled each year. The Florida
Humanities Council is the nonprofit statewide affiliate of the
National Endowment for the Humanities.
The Madison Gathering is filled with activities 'that feature
the rich history of the area. Events include a tour of Madison's
antebellum homes, dinner at the historic Wardlaw-Smith-Goza
Mansion, an, authentic cattle auction, and a tour of the 1930s
communal Cherry Lake Project.
Local historian and author, Joe Akerman, genealogist Elmer
Spear, and African-American historian Andrea Oliver will share
information about the area. Novelist Lee Gramling will talk
about his "cracker westerns" and musicians Pete Gallagher, Kel-
ly Green and Whitey Markle will entertain with Florida folk
The Madison County Tourist Development Council provid-
ed partial funding for the tour and North Florida Community
College provided in-kind sponsorship. The Madison County
Chamber is encouraging local businesses to welcome visitors
with special sales and displays.
For information contact Monica Rowland, Florida Humani-
ties Council, 727/ 873-2005, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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AROUND MADISON COUNTY
NEW DANCE STUDIO OPEh
Present at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Excellence Dance Studio were Bec-
ca Miller, Jim Catron, Austin Kelley, Chamber of Commerce President Paula Arnold,
Shara McNair, Cassandra Aikens, Evelyn Pridgeon, Mary Ellen Greene, and Terri Shef-
buch. Front row, left to right, Jowita Cichy (holding ribbon), Program Director Sherika
Duncan, Nia Duncan, Dramenia Jonas, Teen Miss Madison Cheltsie Kinsley, and Sofia
Pineda (holding ribbon). (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jessica Higginbotham,
April 5, 2007)
By Jessica Higginbotham
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Excellence Dance Studio,
Inc. should be a wonderful ad-
dition to the community here in
Madison. Directed by Sherika
F. Duncan, the Studio will be
more than just dance lessons.
Sherika offers a total commu-
nity outreach program, includ-
ing mentoring and empower-
ment seminars. Her focus is on
filling the gaps get kids who
normally wouldn't be doing
anything productive into
dance. These kids usually
can't get involved with any
profitable activities, many be-
Is Your Air
cause they can't afford it.
Sherika offers affordable dance
programs, while the mentoring
and seminars will be free of
With a staff of five plus
Sherika, Excellence Dance
Studio offers a plethora of
dance styles. Available classes
include a Latin dance class,
with the Salsa and Merengue,
an African style class, tap, jazz,
and ballet, as well as a boys
skate dance program. Nate
Duncan, Sofia Pineda, Valisa
Miller, Shara McNair, and Jes-
sica McPike make up Sherika's
staff for the Studio.
Open only on Saturdays,
Excellence DanceS Studio pro-
motes a family like environ-
a .- ..1l s A
City Commissioner Myra Valentine and Clerk of Court Tim Sanders stand with
Sherika Duncan and her two children, Nia (4), and Nyles (6 months). (Greene Pub-
lishing, Inc. Photo by Jessica Higginbotham, April 5, 2007)
ment. Sherika feels that during
the week, kids should be study-
ing and spending time with
their families, then everyone
should participate in the pro-
gram on the weekends.
In addition to the dance
programs, seminars, and men-
toring that will be made avail-
able, Sherika intends on having
a theater and arts program (free
of charge) that would get the
community involved in posi-
tive activities. At some point,
Sherika will have a group of
local' artists paint a mural on
the side of her building, to cre-
ate a community picture that
aptly displays the diversity of
The ribbon cutting itself
went very well, with many
community leaders and digni-
taries present to show their
support for the newest addition
to commerce in Madison. Ex-
cellence Dance Studio is a state
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certified non-profit organiza-
tion. Open enrollment will be
held for the months of April
and May. Sherika can be con-'
tacted at (850) 464-2728.
At the grand opening,
Sherika encouraged all those
who came out for her support
to sign up forraffles and dance
classes, as well as to sample
the delicious cupcakes made
by Cassandra Aikens, of Cakes
By Cassandra. ,
One of the guests at
the ribbon cutting was
Cassandra Aikens. She
catered the event through
her own business, Cakes
by Cassandra. (Greene
Publishing, Inc. Photo by
Jowita Cinchy and Sofia Pineda, of DISC Village,
Inc. were also present at the ribbon cutting. Sofia is
teaching the Latin dance classes at Excellence Dance
Studio. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jessica Hig-
ginbotham, April 5, 2007)
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AROUND MADISON COUNTY
Woman's Club Raises $500 For Heifer International
By Jessica Higginbotham
Greene Publishing, Inc.
"We finally did it!" After three years, Madison Woman's
Club raised $500 for Heifer. International, a relief fund that as-
sists impoverished families all over the world. With $500,
Heifer International can give one heifer cow to a family in need. -
In previous years, the Woman's Club has tried to raise all of the
money needed for a cow, but has only succeeded in raising
enough funds to send the less expensive chickens and goats.
Heifer International sends the heifer cow with one stipula-
tion: when the cow reproduces, the family must pass the off- ..
spring on to another family in need. The milk the cow produces ,W -
will be divided between a calf, the family, and the market. It's
sustainable development in action. By selling the remainder of
the milk, the impoverished family is able to add to their income.
"As long as we have the power to give, we have the power
to make a difference. And the gift of a cow is so much thore ,
than milk, calves, or cheese. It gives hope, happiness, and a fu- ,
ture to families impoverished." Betty Williams followed her ..
speech about Heifer International with a quote that summed up ,
the gift that the Woman's Club was able to give. -
The meeting started promptly at 11:45 a.m., called to order .
by First Vice President Ethel Barefoot. Florida Smith gave the Frances Mercer, Betty Williams, Florida Smith, and Kay Browning (pictured left to right), performed a skit to e
devotional, a stunning list of the names for Christ used in both plain about Heifer International funds. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jessica Higginbotham, April 12, 2007)
Old and New Testaments, and then she blessed the luncheon
Following lunch, Davis went on to talk about Brown Bag
Ministries, part of the United Methodist Church, Cooperative A,. :
Ministries. On the fourth Thursday of each month, volunteers
get together and pack brown bag meals for citizens 60 years old .
and up. The.brown bags help fixed-income senior citizens get
through the last week when social security checks are wearing
thin. The brown bags are typically delivered Friday, following' ..
the day that they were packed. .
On May 5, from 9 a.m. to the Woman's Club will be hav- .. .-
ing their Spring Workshop in Peiry.
A raffle was held to see who would win a beautiful afghan.
All proceeds went to Heifer International. The winner of the
afghan was Glenda Gordon. Kay Browning won a lovely clock,
and Anne Einest was the proud winner of an ornate photo JI'i S DINER & TRU KSTOP
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86th Annual Thomasville
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Calendar of Events
Held in beautiful downtown Thomasville, Georgia, the
Rose Festival has been a Southwest Georgia tradition since the
1920's! Join us for all the fun and festivities! Enjoy roses, ros-
es, and more roses, plus parades, live music, fantastic food, ex-
citing sports events, arts & crafts... and everything from an el-
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Thursday, April 26
29th Annual Children's Rose Bud Parade 7 p.m., Broad
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crowning of Miss Thomasville, Leigh Anne Strickland, as Geor-
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town Thomasville; everyone loves a parade and this one is no
exception! The Tams will help celebrate the Sensational 60s in
true fashion as parade Grand Marshals.
9th Annual Street Dance Immediately following the pa-
rade, featuring The Tams! Shimmy and shag your way through
the Sensational 60s with fun for the entire family, free admis-
Saturday, April 28
30th Annual Rose City 10K Run and 1 Mile Run 8 a.m., in
front of the Post Office on Broad Street. Registration informa-
tion can be obtained by calling (229) 226-9878.
86th Annual Rose Show continues, under the Big Top on
Remington Avenue, featuring hundreds of hybrid rose varieties
and breathtaking specimens will be on exhibit from growers
throughout the southeast.
66th Annual Civic Garden Club Flower Show 10 a.m. 5
p.m., under the big top in Paradise Park. Enjoy The Oldie
Goldies of the 60s ... Shout it Out! through exquisite floral ex-
hibits. $3 donation at the door.
Art in the Park 10 a.m. 4 p.m., Paradise Park, featuring
arts, crafts, great food and children's activities.
Bark in the Park 10 a.m. 2:30 p.m., Paradise Park, lots of
fun for dog lovers. Bring your pooch and join in the fun! (229)
5th Annual City of Roses Car & Truck Show 9 a.m.,
around the Court House on North Broad Street. View award
winning, and unique, cars and trucks. Call (866) 539-3178 or
Rose City Golf Classic Saturday, April 28, and Sunday,
April 29, 8 a.m. at Country Oaks Municipal Golf Course, 36-
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Step Into the Past at
Thomas County Museum
of History Presentations
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Hotels, Historic Planta-
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Time: Friday, Saturday, 10 a.m., 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m.
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April 27, 28 & 29
House of a Hundred Roses at Lapham-Patterson House Mu-
seum An annual Rose Show Festival tradition, this amazing his-
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of roses throughout the house!
Time: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. 5 p.m.-
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Cost: Adults $5, Children,$2.50
Contact: (229) 225-4004
Turning Pictures into Photos at Birdsong Nature Center -
Lou Kellenberger, a Tallahassee photographer gives a workshop
on the use of digital cameras and photography, lighting, compo-
sition and technique! Reservations Required.
Time:Saturday, 9 a.m. 11 a.m.
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MCHS FCCLA State Officers Attend
Annual State Leadership Conference
Wilhelm Wieland and Samantha Hall are pictured af-
ter attending a pirate show. (Photo submitted)
A Proud Supporter /
Of The FCCLA And
All Its Members
i' l.'N M ladjion Count\ Propert, Appraiser
SCecil Duffie and Laurie Smith are all smiles while at-
tending the FCCLA banquet earlier this month. (Photo
By Laurie Smith
George Bush, Martin
Luther King, and Colin Powell
are three people that may come
to your mind when you hear
the word "leader." Family Ca-
reer and Community Leaders
of America (FCCLA) is a na-
tional student organization
dedicated to raising leaders for
the future. Laurie Smith and
Samantha Hall are two mem-
bers of Madison County High
School who were chosen to
serve the State of Florida's FC-
CLA this year, during which,
they proved to be exceptional
Laurie, a tenth grader at
MCHS, and Samantha, a
twelfth grader at MCHS,
served as state officers for the
Florida FCCLA Executive
Council this year. What may
seem like a simple task is actu-
ally quite the opposite. In order
to hold such offices both girls
had to complete tasks at their
school and in the community
related to the FCCLA state
theme, and targets. After carry-
ing out these projects, the girls
prepared bulletin boards,
handouts; and speeches for
state competition. Last year,
the bus ride to Orlando was
four hours of speech repetition
and prayer, but when they
reached their final destination
it was all smiles. Both girls
were required to campaign,
and Laurie had to participate in
a "round robin" session.
The two girls gave their
speeches, during which they
informed the state of Florida of
their amazing qualities that
would make them more than
excellent leaders for the up-
coming year. After this long
process, and a whole day of
waiting, the girls were both se-
lected as State Officers.
Samantha represented District
II of the Florida FCCLA dele-
gation and served as the VP of
Recreation. Laurie was the
Florida FCCLA President-
Elect for 2006-2007.
What does being an offi-
cer entail? First and foremost,
the'. girls represented their
school, Madison County, and
some way. FCCLA shares this
dream. So, whether they were
greeting members, or deliver-
ing the presentation on stage in
their bright red blazer, the girls
were fulfilling their duties as a
true leader. From being a FC-
CLA state officer the girls
have learned lessons that can-
not be found in textbooks, and
present a real challenge to be
described on paper, but are
ones that will be more than
useful in the future.
Although their reign as
state officers was a journey
they will never forget, the year
had to come to an end. Ariel
Blanton, a tenth grader at
MCHS chose to run for the in-
coming District II state officer.
the state of Florida. They trav-
eled everywhere from Day-
tona, to California; Phoenix,
and Orlando; and even Bush-.
nell. Officers meet roughly
five to six times a year, to dis-
cuss events, make decisions,
and to plan upcoming engage-
ments. For example, on April 2
through April 5, Florida FC-
CLA hosted their annual State
Leadership Conference in Or-
At this event there were
competitions, pew officers
running, an off site excursion,
a dance party, guest speakers,
several general sessions; and
workshops. This event was
planned by the state officers,
along with the executive direc-
tor and his assistant. The re-
sponsibility that comes along
with planning a major event
such as this, evolved a lot of
hard work, and of course all of
the qualities of a true leader.
We know not .what the fu-
ture entails, or even who will
get the chance to visit it. How-
ever we can hope that today
we are making leader's for that
future, who will better it in
The school sponsored FCCLA state convention was a time of fun, fellowship, and
learning. Pictured left to right are: Robyn Morse, Chelsea Stevens, Wilhelm Wieland,
Mandi Barrs, and Kristen Campbell. The group is pictured before heading downstairs
for the FCCLA closing banquet ceremony. (Photo submitted)
She gave her speech and
campaigned her heart out, just
as the girls had done before
her. As a result, she will be
representing District II as the
state Secretary throughout the
upcoming year. Ariel has a
tough, exhausting year ahead,
with many late night meetings
and laughs to look forward to.
However, with Laurie
Smith, the 2007-2008 Florida
State President, along the jour-
ney to be her guide, she will
without a doubt represent
It seems as though every
time a great leader must step -
down, one just as excellent is
there to follow in their foot-
steps. What an organization!
Pictured during the FCCLA closing banquet ceremony are (left to right): Ashley Ed-
wards, Samantha Hall, and Aaron Moore. (Photo submitted)
Madison County state officers (outgoing and incoming) took time out for a quick
photo during the recent FCCLA state banquet. Pictured left to right: Samantha Hall,
Henry Williams, Ariel Blanton, Ashley Edwards, and Alejandra Fontao. (Photo submit-
Sun. -Thurs. 11 am-10 pm
Fri. -Sat. 11am-l11pm
Ashley Bowling, Manager
855 W. Base St. Madison, FL
Madison County School Board Member,
IS A PROUD SUPPORTER OF
FAMILY, CAREER AND COMMUNITY
LEADERS OF AMERICA (FCCLA)
FCCLA State Participants!
Thank You For Representing Madison Well.
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Madison County Carrier 13A
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TeTrry L. Putnal ri ,-i." Walton F Poppell soo.
Roland S. Hooker m.,-,..r Leslcy Putnal s .o
364 West Bfase Street Madiion. FL 32340
Ph: 850-973-2472 Fax: 850-973-1281
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We Are Proud To Support
Babe Ruth League!
If/ "Prud" PrLntingl /Signs:
M o Business Cards
* House Plans
* Residential Plans Magnetic Signs
* Blueprinting s B -. Vinyl Lettering
* Blueprinting Custom Graphics
* Permit Plans 6
.We are here to serve you!
Rex Miller, Certified raftsman
1415 W. Bae St., West Hwy 90 Phone 850973974
Modlsw, L 32340 Fax 8504-I3.41
Carlie Ginn is pictured as she catches the ball that
was thrown to her during the opening ceremonies of the
Babe Ruth League season. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Pho-
to by Emerald Kinsley, April 14, 2007)
Kyle Rogers, playing for Outback Fence and Deck, is
pictured as he comes home for a run for his team.
(Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley, April
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Will Sircy makes a hit for his Outback Fence nd Deck
team, during Saturday's games played at the Madison
County Recreation Field. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo
by Emerald Kinsley, April 14, 2007)
Commerce D ire
Madiscn, FL 32340
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The smell of hot dogs, peanuts and newly cut green grass
filled the air on Saturday, April 14, as Madison County's Babe
Ruth League kicked off their 2007 season.
Opening ceremonies began at 9 a.m., followed by a cake
auction that saw almost 40 cakes being bought, with proceeds
benefiting the Babe Ruth League.
Following the cake auction, players took to the different
fields to begin their first game of the season.
Baseball teams this year include:
Studstill Lumber, coached by Billy Tolar
Madison County Carrier, coached by William Sircy
Madison Blueprinting, coached by David Anthony
Madison Vet, coached by Steve Odiorne
Clemons, Rutherford and Associates, coached by Will and
Farm Bureau, coached by Mike Lawson
JD Enterprises, Inc., coached by Justin Davis
MCCB, coached by Doug Bass.
A and M Electric, coached by Burt Burke
Johnson and Johnson, coached by Jim Flournoy
SOutback Fence and Deck, coached by Travis Akins
Winn Dixie, coached by Hal.Sprenkle
Ken's Barbecue, coached by Tony Odom
Kentucky Fried Chicken, coached by Opie Peavy
Madison Fence, coached by Wayne Money
Briggs, Washington and Thompson,
coached by Andy Briggs
O'Neal Landclearing, coached by Danny Burns
Madison Sporting Goods, coached by Willy Gamalero
Badcock, coached by Daniel McKnight
Madison Super Stdrage, coached by Doug Brown
Girls Softball teams include:
ReMAX, coached by Joey Robinson and Danny Webb
Clint Rogers, DMD, coached by Mike and Jodi Cooper
coached by Johnny Stevens and Rick Davis
coached by Rusty Smith and Steve Odiorne
State Farm, coached by Alfred Allen and Mike Morris
Superior Trees, coached by Allen Webb and T.J. Jones
Searcy Realty and Appraisals,
coached by Todd Richardson, Rusty Smith and Allen Webb
Sun.- Thurs. 11 am- 10 pm
Fri. -Sat. 11am -11 pm
Ashley Bowling, Manager
855 W. Base St.* Madison, FL
Tyrone Jackson, with the Johnson & Johnson team,
smacks the ball during Babe Ruth/Little League action,
last Saturday morning. (Greene Publishing, Inc, Photo by
Emerald Kinsley, April 14, 2007)
Elected officials are always on hand to help ,'tnrow
out the first ball" of the ballgames. Pictured left to right
are: Frances Ginn, Madison County Tax Collector; and
Kenny Hall, Madison County School Board Member.
(Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley, April
2 .. A
Tim Sanders, Madison County Clerk of the Court, is
pictured as he throws the ball to some of the children
during the Babe Ruth Little League Opening Day. (Greene
Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley, April 14,2007)
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COME SEE US FOR SALES AND SERVICE
OF NEW HOLLAND EQUIPMENT
491 SW Range Avenue Madison, FL 850-973-2245
1722 S. Ohio Avenue Live Oak. FL* 386-362-1887
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14A Madison County Carrier
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
DE FOR CLSIID 85)9344 ,-:01 ..,EEY ODY
Fill Dirt; Limerock; Debris
Hauling; Driveway Repair; Cul-
verts Installed; Tree & Stump
Removal; Land Clearing
For A Job Done Right Call:
I build sheds, decks, handicap
ramps, exterior carpentry work,
window and door replacement.
Call Bob: 850-242-9342
Design & Free Estimates
Home Care for Seniors
Will assist with activities of daily
living, NFCC Patient Care Techni-
cian Certificate. CPR & CNA Cer-
tified Available now. Call Beverly
30 PEOPLE wanted
to lose weight
Up to 301bs/30 days
FREE Sample & 1/1 private
coaching. 229-423-7320 or
Land Clearing, Ponds, Stump Re-
moval, Demolition, and Roads. No
Job Too Small. Free Estimates. Call
Paul Kinsley at 850-973-6326
Shavings & Sawdust
Call Steve 850-393-3443
Will look for out of print and
hard to find books you want.
Cost of book plus 20%. 850-
Multi Family Yard Sale
Fri. & Sat. April 20 & 21
8:30 a.m. til ?
North on HWY 145 past Hanson
on right, Daliah Tr. (850) 929-
E Ablb lsUSAN
B73- 4 12
'99 Ford Ranger XLT
4x4, white, extended cab, great
condition. $6,500 850-843-0269
Free Gasoline! Free Details
Send a self addressed stamped en-
velope to Tywanna Arnold, 147 SW
Owendale Ave., Greenville. FL
Tractor For Sale
Yanmar Tractor W/ hydraulic.
Model 2000. less than 130 hrs.
Bushhog mower, lift boom,
graderblade, scoop/pan. $5000 very
good condition. Call 929-7541
$150 Queen Pillow-Top Matress
Set. New in plastic with warranty.
SOLID WOOD DINETTE SET,
table & 4 chairs $149. NEW IN
BOX (850) 222-9879
LEATHER SOFA & LOVESEAT.
NEW, lifetime warranty, sacrifice
$795. (can deliver). (850) 425-8374
S I Clean For Y6d!', 1 ;. iSOLID. WOOD Cherry sleigh bec-
"Riu'. Offic, BRAND NEW in hox. $250 (85it '
$10 hour References Available
available in your home. 25 lbs. of
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1693 SW Mosley Hall Rd.
(CR360) Madison, Florida
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Directions From 1-10: Take SR14
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right onto SW Mosley Hall Rd.
(CR360).Past fire house, on left.
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liver (850) 222-7783
(1) Bull for Sale
X '06 bull calf. Good breeding
stock. Raised to be very gentle
and easily loaded. $550 850-
948-5097. Limited time offer
Rental Home Wanted For
Christian family ~^ w/ house
broken-g 31'A to rent 3Br
home inlIa ison Co, a 2 Br open
floor plan might work. Lv mess at
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Apartments designed for Senior's
and Disabled. I & 2 bedrooms,
HUD vouchers accepted Call 850-
973-3786 TTY Acs 711 "This in-
stitution is an equal opportunity
provider and employer."
1, 2 & 3 BR HC & non-HC acces-
sible apts. HUD vouchers accept-
ed. Call 850-948-3036. TDD/TTY
711. 192 NW Greenville Pointe
Trail, Greenville, FL 32331.
Equal Housing Opportunity
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.
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
For Rent: 3/2 Dblwde, 225 Sun-
set Ave, Madison. $500 mo. 1st
& Last, References. 850-879-
Quiet Country Setting
4 miles North of Madison.
Heating & A/C
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
With your land
Factory Direct Prices
No Middle Man!
Prestige Home Center
I- Lake Cit> Florid
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 ser-
vice from two power companies.
Property has easy access to 1-10,
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 aind
leave message if no answer
Excavating & Tractor
Land Clearing, Ponds, Stump
Removal, Demolition, Roads,
Mowing, Discing, Box-Blading,
No Job Too Small
Call Paul Kinsley
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' detached garage. Just two
miles to I-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-
With as little as
Prestige Home Center
Lake City, Florida
3 BR/2 BA Doublewide
Home Prestige Center
Want to buy. 3-4 bdrm house
with 1-5 acres in Madison
County. Gene Clark. (904)
With your land
Factory Direct Prices
No Middle Man!
Prestige Home Center
Lake City Florida
3 BR/2 BA Doublewide
Home Prestige Center
FT position for experienced office
manager; PC experience/ MS of-
fice required. Must possess strong
communication, customer service,
and organizational skills. Prior ex-
perience in supervision preferred.
Must be (or eligible for) Florida no-
tary public commission. HSD or
equivalent required. AA or office
admin certificate preferred. Good
understanding of FDOT passenger
transport requirements helpful.
Competitive wages & competitive
benefits for FT positions include
health, dental, life, disability, sup-
plemental Insurance; 403b; paid
time off, access to onsite daycare
and fitness facilities.Apply in per-
son at Personnel Office Monday
through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until
4:00 p.m., or fax resume/creden-
tials to: 386-658-5160; EOE;
Drug Free Workplace, Criminal
background checks required. For
the most current in job vacancies,
call 658-5627 or visit www.acvil-
lage.net 24 hrs/day, 7 days/week.
seeks full-time administrator for
Pre-K to 8th grade. Must have a
Master's degree and/or Bachelor's
degree and several years of teach-
ing and administrative experience.
Send resumes to P.O. Box 690
Madison, FL 32341. Attn: Board of
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Buckeye Florida, LP is a leading producer of specialty cellulose and absorbent
products located in Perry, Florida. Buckeye Technologies, Inc. (NYSE symbol,
BKI) is our parent company with manufacturing facilities located in the United
States, Canada, Germany and Brazil.
We are seeking reliable and motivated individuals who are comfortable working
as part of a production team in a high performance work system. All openings
are for entry-level production technicians at our manufacturing facility located
in Perry, Florida. The Perry facility is a large cellulose manufacturing complex
with a continuous around-the-clock operation (24 hours per day, 7 days per
week) which includes Saturday and Sunday. All openings are on teams which
work rotating shifts. Positions become available throughout the year.
We are looking for candidates that possess:
High School diploma or GED
2+ years of general work or military experience
Vo-Tech, college, military technical training or manufacturing experience is a plus
Proficient math, mechanical reasoning and reading comprehension skills
Ability and willingness to learn new work procedures and work well with others
Work schedule flexibility and ability to work all scheduled overtime
Ability to prioritize and carry out responsibilities independently with minimal
As a member of our team you will enjoy:
A very competitive wage and benefit package
Medical, dental and prescription drug insurance
Life and disability insurance
Thirteen paid holidays
401(k) with matching contribution
Retirement plan with company contribution
To be considered for employment:
Please submit your resume to the Employment Connections located at 1702
South Jefferson Street in Perry, Florida. Employment Connections is open
Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Resumes must be
received no later than Friday, May 4, 2007 to be considered. Resumes should
include information about an individual's education, work experience, military
experience and other information that highlights employment qualifications. A
detailed job description is available through Employment Connections.
Buckeye's evaluation of employment applicants includes validated written tests,
interviews, post-offer physical exam and agility test. Pre-employment drug
screening and background check is required.
If you have any questions or need assistance preparing a resume, please contact
Employment Connection One-Stop Center.
Their telephone numbers are (850) 584-7604 or (888) 752-8409.
Buckeye is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Faith Global Transportation
is currently hiring OTR
Drivers for a new terminal
opening in Madison, Florida.
Must have Class A CDL and
2 years verifiable experience
is required. $.32 per mile
and late model equipment.
Call 866-449-5085 Ext. 113
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Wednesday, April 18, 2007
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR MADISON COUNTY
GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC,
CASE NO. 2007 148 CA
CASSEY M. HAYNES A/K/A CASSEY M. WALKER;
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CASSEY M. HAYNES
.'A/K/A CASSEY M. WALKER; RAYMOND JONAS;
SJOE N. HAYNES A/K/A JOEL N. HAYNES; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF JOE N. HAYNES A/K/A JOEL
N. HAYNES; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF RE-
MARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE
UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, AS-
SIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES,
AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DE-
FENDANT(S); MADISON DIESEL SERVICE, INC., A
DISSOLVED CORPORATION; BANK OF AMERI-
CA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION SUCCESSOR BY
MERGER TO BARNETT BANK, NATIONAL ASSO-
CIATION; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENT-
LY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR
TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANTS) AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UN-
DER, OR AGAINST DEFENDANTSS); UNKNOWN
TENANT #; UNKNOWN TENANT #2;
I NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: JOE N. HAYNES A/K/A JOEL N. HAYNES; IF LIVING, IN-
S CLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF
REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIM-
ING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFEN-
Whose residence are/is unknown.
YOU ARE HEREBY required to file your answer or written defenses, if
any, in the above proceeding with the Clerk of this Court, and to serve a copy thereof
upon the plaintiff's attorney, whose name and address appears hereon, within thirty
days of the first publication 6f this Notice, the nature of this proceeding being a suit for
foreclosure of mortgage against the following described property, to wit:
A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 32, TOWNSHIP 1
NORTH, RANGE 9 EAST, MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA AND BE-
ING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTH-
EAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SAID SEC-
TION 32 AND RUN WEST 376.0 FEET TO AN IRON PIN AND THE
POINT OF BEGINNING; FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING RUN
SOUTH 00 DEGREES 59 MINUTES 49 SECONDS EAST 259.70 FEET
TO AN IRON PIN; THENCE NORTH 79 DEGREES 53 MINUTES 40
SECONDS WEST 198.70 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT;
THENCE NORTH 07 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 55 SECONDS EAST
226.80 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE NORTH 89
DEGREES 59 MINUTES 54 SECONDS EAST 16097 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING.
ALSO THE RIGHT OF INGRESS AND EGRESS OVER A 30 FOOT
WIDE STRIP OF LAND MOREIPARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS
FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE
SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF
SECTION 32, TOWNSHIP 1 NORTH, RANGE 9 EAST, MADISON
COUNTY, FLORIDA AND RUN WEST 376.0 FEET TO AN IRON PIN;
THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 59 MINUTES 49 SECONDS EAST
259.70 FEET TO AN IRON PIN; THENCE NORTH 79 DEGREES 53
MINUTES 40 SECONDS WEST 67.95 FEET TO THE POINT OF BE-
GINNING OF SAID EASEMENT; FROM SAID POINT OF BEGIN-
NING RUN SOUTH 06 DEGREES 47 MINUTES 10 SECONDS EAST
121.64 FEET TO THE NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY OF STATE
ROAD 14;;THENCE SOUTH 80 DEGREES 32 MINUTES 30 SEC-
ONDS WEST ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY 30.0 FEET; THENCE
LEAVING SAID RIGHT OF WAY RUN NORTH 06 DEGREES 47
MINUTES 10 SECONDS WEST 132.14 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 79
DEGREES 53 MINUTES 40 SECONDS EAST 3132 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING.
To include a:
1995 PALM TRAILERS, VIN PH097918AFL and 70370782
1995 PALM TRAILERS, VIN PH097918BFL and 70370781
3300 SW SR 14
MADISON, FE 32340
If you fail to file your answer or written defenses in the above proceeding,
on plaintiff's attorney, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in
the Complaint or Petition.
DATED at MADISON County this 9 day of April 2007.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By Ramona Dickinson
In accordance with the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing a spe-
cial accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the ASA Coordi-
nator no later than seven (7) days prior to the proceedings. If hearing impaired,.please
call (800) 955-9771 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (voice), via Florida Relay Service
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9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
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Fax (813) 915-0559
Attorney for Plaintiff
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Madison County Carrier 15A
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Madison County Public Works /
Job Title: Machine Operator
Salary: Sarts at $11.04/Hr.
Miscellaneous equipment operation
Performing routine maintenance
and minor repairs on such equip-
ment; performing other job duties
Sas assigned by supervisor, includ-
Sing truck driving, laborer and semi-
skilled assignments when neces-
sary to maintain work schedule or
during slack or seasonal periods.
Minimum Qualifications: Mini-
mum of two (2) years experience
operating various heavy equip-
ment and/or heavy trucks, or any
combination of education, train-
ing, and experience which provides
the required knowledge, skills,
High School Diploma or its equiv-
Sufficient health, physical
strength, and agility to do heavy
Valid Commercial Driver's Li-
cense Class B with Air Brake*
Application or higher
Application Deadline: 5:00 p.m.,
Monday, April 30, 2007
Employment applications may
be obtained from and submitted to
the County Commission Office be-
tween 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Monday thru Friday in the Court-
house Annex at 112 E. Pinck-
ney Street, Room 219, Madison, FL
32340. For further informa-
tion on the job itself, contact the
Department of Public Works
/ Road Department Office at Phone
Number (850) 973- 2156.
Madison County is in Equal Op-
portunity Employer and a Drug
Get your search moving by
driving your car shopping
to the classified.
Drivers: Limited Availability for
S.E. Dedicated Regional Runs.
Top $$$ Pay PKG!!
Home Weekends& Some Wkdays!
Clean/New Equip.!! CDL-A req.
Part-time Security Guard
needed Sat. & Sun. day shift. Must
have D-security license. Contact
Joe Peavy 929-4747
Full-time for busy outpatient phys-
ical therapy clinic in Madison area.
Good Customer Service skills, abil-
ity to multi-task and computer pro-
feciency required. Previous med-
ical office experience helpful.
Send resume attention: HR Man-
ager, P.O. Box 13269, Tallahassee,
FL, 32317-3269, or fax to (850)
Solid Waste/Recycling, Dept.
Collection Center Attendants. Ma-
jor responsibilities will include the
opening and closing of the collec-
tion center, assisting residents with
proper disposal and recycling tech-
niques as well as the distribution of
educational material. Attendant
must maintain center grounds in a
clean and orderly fashion. Employ-
ee must have the ability to establish
and maintain a positive working re-
lationship with the residents who
use the Drop Off Center. Employee
must report any problems and con-
cerns to the office of the Solid
Waste Coordinator. Other related
duties may be required as assigned
by the Administrative Staff. A 25 -
30 hour work week is required,
with flexible hours being a must, to
cover weekends and holiday time
schedules For additional informa-
tion contact the office of the Solid
Waste Coordinator at 973-2611. A
completed Madison County Em-
ployment Application is required.
Madison County is an equal oppor-
tunity employer and'a Drug Free
Workplace. Deadline is Friday,
April 27, 2007 at 5:00 p.m.
Board of Commissioners
Attn: Alien Cherry
Courthouse Annex, Room 219
112 East Pinckney Street
P. O. Box 539
Madison, Florida 32341
Wanted Food Service Personnel
For juvenile feeding program. Must
have 6mo high volume food service
exp., pass a background check and
drug screening. Benefits and ad-
vancement opportunities. Call 850-
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-
RFP for Custodial Services
contract at North Florida Com-
munity College. Information avail-
able on website at www.nfcc.edu
Substitute bus drivers
Free training; flexible schedule;
friendly working conditions; re-
warding work. Call Ivan Johnson
with Madison County schools 850-
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.
Needed laborers and skilled
equipment operators. Salary
based on experience. Please apply
in person at The Scruggs Company,
Highway 41 North, Valdosta Geor-
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16A Madison County Carrier
honor to represent District 10.
Geographically, it covers all or
parts of ten counties and many
of those counties are sparsely
populated. In a state faced
with overcrowding in many
areas, our sparse population is,
in many ways, a blessing,"
said Rep. Kendrick.
"It is, however, that very
nature that puts the counties of
District 10 in the category of
federal, state or local, serves
an important role in our soci-
ety. Many of the things we
sometimes take for granted,
such as roadways, law en-
forcement, and emergency
services are funded through
government by the taxes we
pay. Every county must pro-
vide a certain level of infra-
structure for its citizenry, and
the fewer people there are in
any tax base, the more each
person has to pay proportion-
ally to cover those costs.
"Some of the largest cities
in our nation are in Florida.
For many of the more popu-
lous counties in Florida, pro-
posed changes in rates can be
absorbed through slight
changes and shifts in relative-
ly large budgets. That is not
the case for less populous
counties. In smaller, fiscally
constrained counties, a fifteen
to twenty percent reduction in
property tax revenues would
have detrimental effects on
county governments' essential
"While we are working to
shape a policy to limit unnec-
essary government growth and
return taxpayers' money, it is
not our intent to shut local
government down," said
The House property tax
plan rests on.two basic ideas.
First, Floridians need tax re-,
lief. Second, we believe, in
many cases, local govern-
ments can and must do more
.with less. Given the options
of families or governments
having to make difficult deci-
sions to tighten their budgets,
we believe that constraint
should fall to the government.
The House plan recog-
nizes that all Floridians need
relief. That is why we have
also included the proposal to
place on the ballot an opportu-
nity for voters to reduce or
eliminate homestead property
taxes. Under this plan, reduc-
tions in revenue from property
taxes would be replaced by a
modest increase in sales taxes.
Property taxes are less fair
than sales tax. Low-income
families spend a higher per-
centage of their incomes on
their needs. In Florida, essen-
tials such as food, medicine
and rent are exempt from sales
tax. Property taxes force low
income families to pay tax on
shelter, directly through
homesteaded property tax or
indirectly through increased
rent which includes taxes on
commercial residential prop-
By shifting towards the
sales tax, low-income families
/ would benefit because they
spend, a greater percentage of
their income on tax-exempt
items. It also frees up more
disposable income to put di-
rectly into the local economy.
The House plan also of-
fers a $25,000 exemption on
tangible property, the same
amount currently available for
homesteaded property. This
offers relief for businesses,
which are also struggling un-
ilies and businesses will be
able to budget based on a rea-
sonable rate of growth rather
than the potential for large in-
creases year to year", contin-
Regardless whether or not
a county is fiscally con-
strained, if the constitutional
amendment passes, state prop-
erty taxes for schools will be
eliminated and replaced with a
one cent sales tax. This will
cut property taxes by 25 per-
cent. Voters in each county
will be given the option to re-
place local school board taxes
on homestead properties with
a one-half cent sales tax in-
crease and to eliminate all tax
on homestead properties in ex-
change for a one cent sales
tax. Overall, even with the
sales tax replacement, this rep-
resents a $6.9 billion dollar tax
cut for the people of Florida.
Our proposal is based on
fiscal responsibility. It is a
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comprehensive plan intended
to address the issue statewide.
No plan can perfectly resolve
the issue for each citizen the
same way. Just as we have
carefully studied the matter
and weighed our options in the
months leading to the Legisla-
tive Session, we will continue
to speak to citizens and study
the issue. We will persist in
our efforts to bring meaning-
ful relief to all Florida taxpay-
der the burden of property tax-
All Florida taxpayers will
benefit in future years from
the cap placed on local gov-
ernment budgets. "Our plan
limits future government rev-
enues so they cannot exceed
growth in population and in-
flation. This represents a sub-
stantial savings for all proper-
ty owners. Additionally, fam-
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