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Title: Madison County carrier
Uniform Title: Madison County Carrier
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Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Tommy Greene
Place of Publication: Madison Fla
Publication Date: May 9, 2007
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Coordinates: 30.466389 x -83.415278 ( Place of Publication )
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Aug. 5, 1964.
General Note: Co-publisher: Mary Ellen Greene.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 32, no. 15 (Nov. 22, 1995).
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Stolen Van Found

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Divers from the Lowndes County, Ga. Sheriff's Of-
fice Dive Team check the van to see if anyone is inside.

Around 10 a.m on
Friday, May 4, the
Madison County Sher-
iff's Department re-
ceived a call from a
boater indicating they.
had run into a sub-
merged vehicle in the
Withlacoochee River
on the east side of
Madison County.
Madison County
EMS, the Madison
County Sheriff's De-
partment. the Florida.
Highwa) Patrol, Flori-
da Fish and Wildlife
Commis sion,
Please see Stolen Van,
PaoP 20A

Photo submitted by Pat Lightcap
Divers from the Lowndes
County, Ga. Sheriff's Office Dive
Team prepare their air tanks as
they get ready to dive in the
Withlacoochee River.

Wed Thu Fri
5/9 5/10 5/11

Partly cloudy skies. A
stray shower or thunder-
storm is possible.


More sun than clouds.
Highs in the upper 80s
and lows in the mid 60s.

Partly cloudy with a
stray thunderstorm.

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Woman Critically Injured

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A woman was critically in-
jured in a car wreck on SE
Farm Road on Monday, May 7,
at approximately 2:30 p.m.
According to a Florida
Highway Patrol report, Farrah
S. O'Neal, 29, of Shady Grove,
was traveling east on SE Farm
Road at a high rate of speed.
O'Neal lost control of her 1997
Ford car on a dirt surface and
began to fishtail out of control.
O'Neal continued fishtail-
ing for approximately 408 feet i
before striking a dirt embank-
ment. She then went airborne
and struck a large tree approxi- .'
mately 11 feet off the ground
and snapped the tree off. Photo Courtesy of Action Photo
Please see Woman Injured, Farah S. O'Neal, 29, of Shady Grove, was airlifted to Shands of Gainesville al
Page 20A ter a wreck on SE Farm Road on Monday afternoon.


Brush Fire Ignites On Chicken Road
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Division of Forestry,
S.. Cherry Lake Fire and Rescue,
the Hamburg-Lovett Volunteer
Fire Department and Madison
,. Fire and Rescue responded to a
,.. brush fire on Chicken Road,
off Highway 53 North, on Sun-
day, May 6.
According to Shane We61s,
with the Division of Forestry,
the call came in about 5 p.m.,
in reference to a small struc-
ture on fire, along with a brusli
fire. The four departments re-
sponded and contained the
fire, which burned approxi-
mately one acre and a storage
Cherry Lake Fire and Res-
cue was also kept busy last
Saturday evening, May 5,
Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley when two separate trees were
Cherry Lake Fire and Rescue battles a brush fire off Chicken Road on Sun- Please see Brush Fire,
day, May 6. The fire burned approximately one acre of property. Page 20A

Greenville Receives Grant To Upgrade TownPark

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Town of Greenville received infor-
mation that they have been approved for a
$200,000 grant from the Florida Recreation-
al Development. Assistance Program (FR-
Jim Parrish, Greenville Town Consul-
tant, wrote an application for the grant back
in September, which will be used to upgrade
Haffye Hays Park.
The grant includes money for removal
and replacement of the picnic pavilion. The
pavilion, which is a wood structure approxi-
mately 20 years old, has begun to show wear
and tear and will most likely be replaced

Jim Parrish

With a new metal building.
SAlso included in the upgrade plans is the re-
placement of all playground equipment with
new state-of-the-art playground equipment,
renovation of the pier, construction of a new re-
stroom facility and replacing trash containers.
Parrish also stated that Greenville might pos-
sibly be receiving a $600,000 grant for the sew-
er system. A Community Development Block
Grant (CDBG) was submitted April 20 and the
Department of Community Affairs (DCA) is
expected to do an inspection in the next month.
If the inspection is good, the county will re-
ceive a proposed contract to begin designing a
new sewage system for areas currently, in the
community, that are using septic tanks.

Local World War II Veteran To Take Part In "Honor Flight"
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
World War II veteran M.C. Herring will be part of "Honor
Flight," which will leave Valdosta, Ga. on Armed Services,
Day, Saturday, May 19. Honor Flight is a program organized
by volunteers to pay tribute to Veterans, by sponsoring tours to
Washington, DC, to visit their World War II Memorial. The
World War II Memorial was dedicated in 2004, and a number
of World War II veterans have never had a chance to see it or
pay their respects.
The trip is a one-day tour. According to Buddy Johnson,
who coordinated the trip out of Valdosta, veterans will travel
by chartered aircraft to Dulles International Airport and leave
Valdosta at 9 a.m. that morning. Upon arrival, they will be met
on the runway by three motorcoaches and travel to the Wash-
ington Mall to tour the World War II Memorial and enjoy
lunch. There will also be an opportunity to tour the Korean War
Veterans, Vietnam Veterans and Iwo Jima Memorials. If time
permits, the coaches will make a slow, respectful tour of Ar-
lington National Cemetery before returning to Dulles Interna- M.C.
M.C. Herring Please sM.C. HerringI -
M.C. Herring Please see World War II, Page 20A WWII 1943





2A Madison County Carrier Wednesday, May 9, 2007


With The Publisher
Mary Ellen Greene

appy Mot. r' Day

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

Madison Needs More Businesses
I have lived in Madison since 1978 and it amazes me that we have four or five banks, several dance schools, a genology lab,
tanning and massage business, several flower shops, two or three auto parts shops all the afore mentioned quite necessary I'm sure
But would you believe that you cannot get a window glass replaced or a screen made. We had a shop here a number of years ago.
We had a jewelry shop also but it's gone as well I suppose the profit would not pay the cost of their business licences.

Eugene Griffin

To All Motmr And,

And We Paa I'm glad to see someone recognizing that America needs to pray. Not trying to push religion on anyone but look at our country.
we're in trouble. No rain in some areas, flooding in others. The Bible says to turn away from your wicked ways and. I will heal
o f We're intobl e Nyourn m om aea lo d ing in ot ers. d a
IllIJ c e 0 your land. Take the commandments out of government and state; LOOKAT WHAT IS HAPPENING TO US. Just a true statement
separate yourself from God, your asking for trouble.

Two Special O e

Robin Sparks

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Wednesday, May 9, 2007 Madison County Carrier 3A


Lee Limelight
Jacob Bembry

Lee Boy (?) Wins Mr. Relay Contest

I hope that everyone enjoyed this past week.
Friday and Saturday, I saw lots of Lee folks out at Relay for
Life. Lee's own Blake Emory "Emily Sexy Legs" Webb won
the Mr. Relay contest on Friday evening. Congratulations (I
think) go out to Blake. Blake is the son of Lin and Shannon
This Wednesday evening, Future Now will be held at Madi-
son County High School, beginning at 7 p.m. The production
promises to be a good time in the Lord. I know that Midway.
Church of God will be sending their youth, as I imagine other
churches will be doing.
Justin Briggs will celebrate his birthday on Saturday, May
12. My aunt, Nina Dodd, will celebrate her birthday on Sunday,
May 13. Also celebrating their birthdays that day will be Mar-
cy Cherry, Kel Putrial and Clint Mauldin.
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.

Bethany Edgar, Pre-Teen Miss tee, represented Lee
well in the Four Freedoms Parade. (Greene Publishing,
Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley)

Deutsche Bank National Trust Company vs. Mary Robin-
son, et al-mortgage foreclosure
Tiffany Mobley vs. Jonathan Bonner-domestic injunction
Jerri A. Haynes vs. Twin Oaks Juvenile Development-other
Alicia Davis vs..Marquis S. Baynard-repeat domestic in-
Cassandra Whitaker and Department of Revenue vs.
Michael Debusk-support
Courtney Salter and Department of Revenue vs. Melvin
Mathis, Jr.-support
Heather Lawrence and Department of Revenue vs. Clinton
Vienna Renner and Department of Revenue vs. Eva Ko-
Louella Lamb and Department of Revenue vs. Patricia
Christine Walker and Department of Revenue vs. Bea J.
Stacey Richardson and Department of Revenue vs. Kevin
Sheronda Stephens and Department of Revenue vs. Travis
*Yolanda Bryant and Department of Revenue vs. Theron
Ashiya Millage and Department of Revenue vs. Tevon
Belinda Turner and Department of Revenue vs. Rebecca
Belinda Turner and Department of Revenue vs. Cierra Mor-
Delores Bell and Department of Revenue vs. Raymond
Jonas, Jr.-support
Kenneth E. Sever-other domestic



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The Democratic-controlled Congress sent the President a
Supplemental War Funding Bill last week, complete with a
time-phased withdrawal of combat forces and $20-odd billion
in unrelated "pork barrel" spending. As promised, Bush vetoed
the bill sending it back to the Congress for another try. Since
the Democrats don't have enough votes to override the Presi-
dent's veto (they needed 290 votes and fell 68 short, see Article
I, Section 7 of the U. S. Constitution), they are now forced to try
a different approach.
A good bet at this stage is to remove the time-line and sub-
stitute "benchmarks" for the fledgling Iraqi government to
meet. The theory goes something like this if the Iraqis fail to
meet a benchmark, then we'll have justification to withdraw our
support and end American involvement in this war.
When I speak of benchmarks, I'm talking about goals to
aim for and exceed. This is a common and important business
practice. For a banker, a benchmark might be dollars on deposit
or loans made. For a farmer, a benchmark might be bushels of
corn per acre produced. For an automobile manufacturer, a
benchmark might be the miles-per-gallon that the vehicle might
average at highway speeds. You get the idea.
Back to Iraq. Our theater commander, General David P'e-
traeus, has said that .our strategy hinges on political success
rather than a classic military victory. Unlike World War II
where our objective was unconditional surrender of our ene-
mies, in Iraq \\e seek to give the new Iraqi government enough
ahiathing.xoom so that .they,can stand ohn th&ef..pVwn ith lijtel if
.any direct American support.
In this context, benchmarks or milestones are a perfectly
reasonable strategy to measure success. Theoretically if a cred-
ible benchmark is achieved, then we can see a path to success
and a "light at the end of the tunneL" If enough benchmarks are
achieved, then we can feel good about our prospects of helping
the Iraqis stand on their own.
As I said, in theory this makes sense, but I can think of at
least three problems with the idea that must be addressed in or-
der to make this approach workable. First, there is the little
problem of making the benchmarks credible and achievable. If
I am dead set against this war and want our troops home yester-
day, I'm pretty confident that I could design a set of benchmarks
that would confound the likes of James Madison, Abraham Lin-
coln, and Robert E. Lee.
Second is the problem of consequences. There are all sorts
of difficulties in tying the achievement or failure in meeting a
benchmark with consequences. For example, if a.benc~nark is
achieved, that means two brigades can redeploy; if two bench-
marks are met, four brigades can come home. It ain't that sim-
ple and commanders like General Petraeus must have flexibili-
ty in these decisions.
Third is the minor problem of anyone in Washington, let
alone a bunch of political cronies on Capitol Hill, understanding
enough about the complexities of Iraqi politics and economics
to draw up a good set of benchmarks.
Here is a novel idea that I haven't heard anyone discuss -
what kind of benchmarks would the Iraqis ... the al-Maliki gov-
ernment and parliament ... draw up for themselves to meet?
You see, if I design a set of goals for you to accomplish, they are
my goals, not yours. On the other hand, if you design the goals
and I agree to your plan, then you have ownership of the goals.
This is participative management, something that is no doubt
foreign to stuffed-shirt politicians on Capitol Hill.
The strong suspicion of most Americans is that the Iraqis
are not doing their part ... pulling their weight ... for whatever
reason to resolve their own problems. Anything we can do to
persuade them to accept and meet their responsibilities is a good
There is no question that the clock is ticking and the time is
close to midnight. Three months ago, I suggested that we
should know by the end of summer whether or not the surge is
working. We are four months from Labor Day. By then we
should know if there is sufficient progress toward meeting
benchmarks to warrant our continued involvement. If not, it
will be time to implement plan B, and in anticipation, we had
better have plan B ready and waiting.

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FHP Makes

Drug Bust
The Florida Highway Patrol arrested two men for posses-
sion of cannabis under 20 grams and possession of drug para-
phernalia on Saturday, May 5.
According to an FHP report, Hasan Pierre Nassirin, 19, and
Christopher Joseph Cichon, 20, both of Debary, were observed
by Officer Chris Scovotto, with the State Fire Marshal's Office,
traveling west at the 267-mile post. He saw both of them smok-
ing a cannabis cigarette.
As they both drove by the westbound rest area, FHP Sgt.
Stewart Smith made traffic stop at the 262-mile post.
Scovotto and Smith found approximately 20 grams of
cannabis in the trunk and interior of the 2003 Nissan.
Man Arrested For

Trespass After Warning
A Madison man was arrested for trespass after warning on
Sunday, May 6.
According to a Madison Police Department report, Patrol-
man Joey Smith observed Joe Thomas, 27, at the Fast Track
Food Store.
Thomas had an active arrest no-trespass warning at the
store. At the time, Smith arrested Thomas for trespass after
warning and transported him to the county jail.

For Disorderly Conduct
A man who was fired from McDonald's was arrested for
disorderly conduct on Sunday afternoon, May 6.
According to a Madison Police Department report, Sgt. Jim-
bo Roebuck was dispatched to McDonald's in reference to an
unwanted person on the premises. When Roebuck arrived, the
manager informed him that she had terminated Kevin Leon Bell,
21, and told him'to'leave immediately.
Bell had become verbally combative, cursing and telling her
that he was waiting for his ride.
Bell began cursing loudly when Roebuck was present. Roe-
buck arrested him and took him to the county jail.

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On Saturday, April 28,
Suwannee County Sheriff's
Deputy Chuck Tompkins ar-
rested Jacob Christopher Grant,
19, 6188 174th Street,
McAlpin, FL. Grant was
charged with grand theft auto.
According to a Suwannee
County Sheriff's Office report,
at approximately 8 p.m. Deputy
Tompkins was dispatched to a
residence on 174th Street in
McAlpin in reference to a truck
and a four-wheeler being locat-

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ed in a concealed area on prop-
erty owners land. Upon contact
with the property owner,
Deputy Tompkins was shown
where vehicles were. Vehicles
were covered with tree limbs
and brush and concealed from
view. Upon checking vehicle
identification numbers through
dispatch the vehicles were con-
firmed stolen. The property
owner advised he had seen
,Grant using the truck and 4
wheeler. When asked, Grant
stated he purchased it them
from someone who had lost the
keys and that was why the igni-
tions were busted out. Grant
was placed in custody.
Grant was transported to
the Suwannee County Jail on
the stated charges. Bond was
set at $4,000 and he bonded
through a local bonding agency.

Madison County


Branford Man Arrested On
On Sunday, April 29, Suwannee County
Sheriff's Deputy Bobby Akey arrested Ray-
mond Philip March, 43, 4780 284th St., Bran-
ford, FL. March was charged with aggravated
assault with a weapon, possession of less than
20 grams and possession of drug parapherna-
According to a Suwannee County Sheriff's
Office report, at approximately 7:18 p.m.
Deputy Akey was dispatched to a residence on
284th Street in reference to a domestic distur-
bance involving the physical threat of vio-

Assault And Drug Charges
lence. Upon arrival, Deputy Akey made con-
tact with the victim who advised while on the
phone with a friend, March demanded that he
be driven somewhere and if she did not, he
would stab her with a screwdriver. The person
on the phone during incident, when contact
stated she heard the threat. March was placed
under arrest and while being searched Deputy
Akey found a pipe containing residue of drugs.
March was transported 'to the Suwannee
County Jail on the stated charges, Bond was
set at $3,750.

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Florida Man Pleads Guilty And

Agrees To Forfeit Airplane, Yacht,
Mercedes And $5.2 Million

Recovered From Swiss And

Bahamian Bank Accounts
The United States Attorney's Offices for the District of Ore-
gon and Southern District of Florida announce that Ray Allen
Benton, 60, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, pled guilty today to Con-
spiracy to Commit Wire Fraud and Tax Evasion. Benton faces up
to fifteen years in prison, a $750,000 fine, and will be ordered to
pay restitution to his victims. United States District Court Judge
Ann Aiken scheduled the sentencing hearing for July 11, 2007.
The charges stem from an investigation into Benton's partic-
ipation in an international investment scheme wherein Benton
promoted a high-yield investment, opportunity in which he
claimed he could obtain investors a 1,200% rate of return within
six months. Benton told investors that he would generate these re-
turns by using investment money to "lease funds" which would be
used in a high-yield trading program. From October 2002 through
October 2005, Benton, through an investment business named
Towerland Limited, received $13.2 million from investors who
thought they were leasing larger amounts of money to be used in
high-yield trading programs as Benton had promised. As part of
the scheme, Benton sent the victims bank documents, supposedly
issued by a legitimate bank, making it appear that he had accessed
large amounts of money on their behalf as part of his leased funds
Believing they were leasing hundreds of millions of dollars to
be used in high-yield investment programs, investors transferred
$13.2 million to accounts controlled by Benton, including ac-
counts in Switzerland and the Bahamas. In reality, the bank docu-
ments sent by Benton were forged and his leased funds program
did not exist. Instead of using the funds for their intended purpose,
Benton diverted investor funds for his own benefit, acquiring an
airplane, yacht, and a new Mercedes Benz automobile. Further-
more, Benton failed to file a U.S. Income Tax return in 2002 and
2003 reporting the income he had made from the scheme.
Authorities in Switzerland and the Bahamas, working coop-
eratively with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, froze Benton's
bank accounts, and eventually transferred the funds to the United
States. In total, $5.2 million was repatriated to the United States
from the Swiss and Bahamian bank accounts;
The FBI obtained seizure warrants in Florida and seized an
airplane and Mercedes Benz automobile purchased by Benton.
Benton was arrested in Florida in September 2005 and was trans-
ferred to Oregon where he remains incarcerated pending his sen-
Investigators. also learned that Bentn had t cpur ed yacht
located in Australia. As part of his plea agreement, Benton agreed
to forfeit the $5.2 million, as well as his interest in the'yachi atr-
plane and Mercedes Benz.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Internal Revenue
Service, Criminal Investigation, in Oregon and Floridajointly in-
vestigated this case.
The public is warned to be extremely cautious before invest-
ing in non-traditional lending and investment opportunities that
involve terms like "high-yield investment plans," "bank guaran-
tees," and "debentures." Websites such as and are available to help edu-
cate individuals on high-yield investment and advance fee
For further information, contact Assistant United States At-
torney Christopher Cardani at 541-465-6771.



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Wednesday, May 9, 2007 Madison County Carrier 5A



Every Friday
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.
May 9
Future Now is coming to Madison County with a message
of vision and purpose delivered through a high intensity stage
production of light, and sound, heart-pounding live music, dra-
matic skits, and exciting personal stories! On Wednesday
evening, May 9, at 7 p.m., the whole community is invited to our
event at Madison County High School Gym for a life-changing
presentation of the Gospel! If you would like to volunteer to
help during this event, please call us at (229) 245-9499 and ask
for Brinson Barker, or visit us at< /SPAN> to
get volunteer forms and promotional materials. You can also
email us at info @futurenow. us with any questions.
May 9
The May meeting of the 55 Plus Club will meet on May 9,
at 12 noon at the United Methodist Cooperative Community
Center. The Center is located about five miles north of Madison
on Highway 145. The guest speaker for the meeting will be
Morris Steen, President of North Florida Community College.
The host for May is the Hanson United Methodist Church. The
55 Plus Club is open to anyone in the community who is 55
years of age and above, and to all faiths. There are no fees of any
kind and no reservations are required.
For more information about 55 Plus Club or any outreach
ministry of the United Methodist Cooperative Ministries call the
Coordinator, Linda Gaston at 850-929-4938
May 11, 12
It's time to make. your reservations for "The Boardwalk
Melody Hour Murders," at the Monticello Opera House, May
11 and 12. It's an interactive dinner theater murder mystery in
which the audience becomes part of the show and attempts to
solve the crime.
The doors open at 6:30 p.m., with dinner and the show start-
ing at 7 p.m. Beverages are available. Tickets are $30 per per-
son, including dinner. Reservations are required. Call 850-
May 12
Come Join Us, New Life Christian Church Intl. Singles
ministry is meeting Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the church, 405 SW
Old US 90 (West of town on the left), this is open to anyone who
is single and \\e meet regular\ to learnGodly Principles for liv-
inthe s i We fel shi tother andiost variety of,
extracurricular activities for singles. This is an excellent way
for singles to meet friends who share a love for God. For more
info call Sonjia at 850-673-6634.
May 14
The Suwannee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association will
hold its monthly meeting on Monday, May 14, at the Suwannee
River Water Management District from 7-9 p.m., on US 90 and
CR 49, 2 miles east of Live Oak. The Public is welcome!
Jeffery Wilcox of the Habitat and Species Division of the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will share
with the group some of his knowledge about the famous gulf
sturgeon. For an up-close and personal experience a three and
one-half foot sturgeon will be displayed. Last summer there
were eight collisions between boaters and these creatures. For
more information call: Chapter Chair, Sylvia Dunnam at 362-
3256 or e-mail at or call Stephanie
Sikora at 208- 1381 or e-mail her

May 19
Gospel Sing at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park, www.jelly- Saturday, May 19, 7 p.m. the Singing Reflect-
Sons, from Trenton, and the Hairline, from Jasper, Tennessee
will be performing. A love offering will be received. Conces-
sions will be available. For more information please call 973-
May 19
The Cherry Lake Fire and Rescue will hold a fishing tour-
nament at the Sim's Boat club (Old Wade's beach) and May 19.
The tournament will be held from 6 p.m through mid-night.
Please register an hour before the tournament begins. The cost
is $40 for a two man team and $20 for a one man boat. There is

Public Service Announcement

From The City Of Madison


Everyone's Responsibility

Call Sunshine at 1-800-432-4770 at least 48
hours before you dig, but not more than five
days. Have information ready when calling:
Contact Person,
Phone Number,
Location of the Dig Site,
Extent and Type of Work,
Date/Start Time of Excavation

Wait 48 hours for underground facilities to
be marked. Respect and protect the facility
operator's marks. Dig with care! Always hand
dig when within two feet on either side of any

Marked lines. |

a $10 big fish contest, with a 100% pay back on big fish. For
more information call (850) 929-2354 and leave your name and
May 23
Wanted All
Women FREE Health Fair
Free Blood Pressure Check
Games for the kids
Doors Prizes
(to first 50 women ages 15-44)
Where: Madison Heights
1:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m..
For more information call Robin Walker at 850-948-2741.
May 26
Kids L.I.V.E.!
New Life Christian Church on US 90 West is having a Fun
afternoon and evening of games, food and a movie Saturday
from 4 to 9 pm. We invite all local kids to come and enjoy
games, free food and drinks then watch the movie "Believers
Among Us" with us. Registration at the door required for all
children (adults also welcome). Call 973-3950 for more infor-
May 26
Jesus Day 2007 will take place on May 26. Come in the
name of the Lord Jesus.through a day of worship and service
called Jesus Day. The whole focus of this day is Jesus. We ask
that every person in greater Madison County to participate in Je-
sus Day/March for Jesus. Your March for Jesus will meet on
the Madison County Courthouse lawn at 10 a.m. For more in-
formation call (850) 973-4915.
May 26
Birding Walk in the Suwannee River State Park set for April
28 and May 26.
Meet at 8 a.m. at the ranger station in the Suwannee River
State Park, 13 miles west of Live Oak on US 90. There is an en-
trance fee to the park. The walk will take place on trails within
the park. For information about the Park, call 386-362-2746. For
more details on the walk, and the Friends of the Suwannee Riv-
er State Park: Contact: Beth and Walter Schoenfelder 971-5354,
June 2
Vendors Wanted, Arts and Crafts for the Wellborn Blueber-
ry Festival. Saturday, June 2, (Setup June 1st). Contact: 'Weidell
Sn oden 386-963-1157 or 3 6-590-0002, '
wendellsn owden
June 9
There will be a Cherry Lake Fire and Rescue Clay Shoot
held June 9. It will be hosted by Farmers Supply Co. and by
Madison Antiques market and Int. The Clay Shoot will be held'
at Southwind Sporting Clays at Lake Park, Georgia 7050 Bel-
Iville Road. For more information call Wally Davis at (850) 973-
June 10
Come to a Pre-Father's Day Program. The voices of Cal-
vary of Atlanta, Ga. will appear at the New Bethel P.B. Church
Madison on June 10 at 11 a.m. The speaker of the hour will be
Elder Willie Thomas of the group. Everyone is cordially invit-
ed. Elder James Humose will be the acting speaker.
June 11 June 15
Pioneer Day Camp at Ft. Mack
Ages: 5-17
Time: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30p.m.
Fee: $40
Location: Fort Mack, Madison
Come on out to Ft. Mack for a fun-filled week of day camp.
We will have fun activities in this "Old Western Town." Girls
and boys welcome. Questions call the Girl Scout Council Of-
fice at (850) 386-2131 or 800-876-9704 or email
July 27-29
MCTS Class of 1962
The Madison County Training School will have a reunion
July 27-29, and the class of 1962 will have its class reunion at
the same time. The class of '62 is trying to locate the following

Public Service Announcement

From The City Of Madison


A gas leak could be dangerous but gas
itself has no odor. So, for your safety, a
smell like rotten eggs is added. If you smell
such an odor:
1. Don't use the telephone
2. Don't turn lights on or off, or use
anything electrical
3. Go outside right away
4. Ask a neighbor to call the gas
5. Don't go back into the house until
the gas company says it's safe.


(850) 973-5081 -
(850) 973-5075 -

City Hall Working Hours
Fire Depart. After Hours

Gladys Dukes, Kate Anita Dukes, Dorothy Frazier, Ben-
jamin Herring, Robert Hughes, Emma Jenkings, Issac Johnson,
Lillian Mitchell, Delores Montina, Annie Proctor, Leather Lou
Pryor, Henry Smith, and Maggie Tyson.
If anyone has information on these classmates please send
addresses or phone numbers to Catherine James Honeywell,
382 S.W. Lee Street, Madison, Florida 32340.
September 16-18
Florida A & M University (FAMU) announces: The second
Creating Business Success Conference will occur on September
16-18, in Tallahassee. This conference will offer workshops de-
signed to share information and provide skill-building activities
that equip business owners to capture a piece of the billion dol-
lar disposable income of minorities in Florida and Georgia.
Business owners who acquire relevant knowledge and skills
have a unique opportunity to develop customers from this
booming consumer market. if you would like to sponsor contact
the Florida A&M Universit-Cooperative Extension. For more
information contact Sandra Thopson at (850) 561-2190 or san- or contact Tia wright at (850) 412-
5254 or
You can get registration information at

"Pros" and "Cons"
of Investment Clubs
Provided by Brad Bashaw, Edward Jones
Investment clubs are quite popular these days. In fact,
even if you aren't in a club yourself, the chances are pretty
good that you know someone who is. Should you consider
joining such a club?
There's no one "right" answer for everyone, of course.
But if you do join an investment club, you will find that
there are both "pros" and !'coris' in\voled. Let's take a quick
look at a few of these.

The "pros"
Investment clubs can be fun. You can learn about
investments in countless books, magazines and web sites -
but you may enjoy the learning process more by joining an
investment club. After all, most of us are "social creatures"
by nature, so we like being with other people. By discussing
investments as part of a group, you can gain a lot of knowl-
edge in a pleasant environment. And some clubs even invite
guest speakers who are experts at a particular aspect of
Clubs provide an affordable way to invest. There's no
"standard" contribution for investment clubs. Some clubs
ask for $50 a month from its members, some clubs ask for
$100, and some may ask for even more. Find out what the
required amount is for the club you're considering. And ask
other questions, too: Can you skip a month's contribution
and still stay in good standing? Can you contribute more or
less than the designated amount?
Membership encourages investment discipline. Many
people lack discipline when investing. If, for example, they
own a stock that is temporarily down, they may quickly sell
it, even though the company still has good prospects. But
investment clubs, by their very nature, tend to have a long-
term focus. Members are interested in following invest-
ments over time, not buying and selling at a frantic pace.
And the most successful investors are the ones who hold
quality investments for many years.

The "cons"
Clubs are limited in scope. Even the most active club
can only look at a tiny fraction of the many investment
opportunities available. To build a portfolio that can help
meet all your important financial goals, you have to consid-
er the entire spectrum of investments. Consequently, you
cannot rely on your investment club exclusively for your
investment solutions.
Recommendations are not personalized. Make sure
that you're comfortable with a club's investment philosophy
and its risk tolerance. For example, one club might be will-
ing to accept a higher level of risk in exchange for poten-
tially greater returns. On the other hand, another club may
be more conservative in nature. It's essential that you
choose a club with which you're comfortable. But even
when you find a club whose approach to investing is com-
patible with yours, keep in mind that group decisions can
never take the place of recommendations tailored to your
individual needs and you can only get that type of guid-
ance from a qualified, experienced financial advisor.

Your membership in an investment club can be enjoy-
able and educational. So, if you decide to join a club, make
the most of it but keep its benefits in perspective.

Brad Bashaw
Investment Representative


114 SW Range Avenue
P.O. Box 631
Madison, FL 32341
Bus 850-973-8334 Fax 877-516-2596
Hm 386-362-6204 Toll Free 866-973-8334
Serving Individual Investors Since 1871

6A Madison County Carrier Wednesday, May 9, 2007


Larry and Jemille Olive are proud to announce the birth
of their son, Bryson Mace Olive. He was born Wednesday.
March 7, 2007, 2:36 p.m. at Tallahassee Memorial Women's
Pavilion. He weighed d 7 Ibs, and v\as 20 1/4 inches long. He
has three siblings: Sieven Olive, Stephanie Oli0e and Caitlin
Murphy. Maternal grandparents are the late Willie Rudd of
Aucilla and the late Harry and Alice McRae of Madison. Pa-
ternal grandparents are Betty Olive of Madison and the late
Ray Olive.

NFCC Kids In College Summer
Camp Registration May 19th


Rober loo ,,ho.sWew


"You Can't Make Me."
Jim Sale, retired owner of Sale Ace Hardware, was the guest of Jargo Clark. Proposed new
members Harold Emrich and Melissa Proctor were in attendance as well. Proctor gave a report on
the success of the "Breakfast Booth" manned by Rotarians during "The 4 Freedoms Festival." Ro-
tarian Ed Meggs was proud and pleased to have his son Taylor as his guest. Alston Kelley won the
50/50 drawing.
Rotary President Nancy Peterson announced that a special installation banquet will be held on
Friday, June 29th to welcome Capt. Morris Steen (USN-ret) as the new president of the Madison Ro-
tary Club. Alston Kelley will be installed as the president-elect of the club and both Chief of Police
Rick Davis and Jim Catron will remain in their respective roles as treasurer and club secretary.
Looking ahead to later on this summer, P.C. Wu, District Governor of Rotary District 6940 will
make his official visit to the Madison Rotary Club. Wu enjoys the respect of Rotarians district-wide
and his visit should prove to be a memorable occasion.
Persons wishing more information about The Madison Rotary Club and Rotary in general are
invited to view the Rotary International website or talk with Jim Catron, the Secretary of the Madi-
son Rotary Club.

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North Florida Community
College's Community Educa-
tion is offering a variety of
Kids in College Summer
Camps. Whether you want to
play sports such as softball,
baseball, or basketball or learn
to build and launch rockets
these camps are for you.
Pre-registration is re-
quired for participation.
NFCC will hold an open regis-
tration for all kids ages 5 and
up May 19th in NFCC's Stu-
dent Center from 9 am-1 pm.
Please bring a copy of your
child's/children's social secu-
rity and health insurance card.
Check out NFCC Kids in
College Summer camps be-
low. For more information
Kiwanis Club
Of Madison
Will Be
Having An
Lucheon For
All Local
Pastors And
The Kiwanis Club of
Madison will be having an ap-
preciation lucheon for all local
Pastors and Ministers of the
gospel on Thursday, May 10th
at 12 noon at First Baptist
Church of Madison Fellowship
Hall. Pastor Steve McHargue
of Fellowship Baptist Church,
will be the guest speaker and
special music will be rendered
by Ms Debbie Browning. Jim
Holben is the president of the
Kiwanis Club of Madison. All
local Pastors and Ministers are
invited to come and enjoy a
wonderful lunch hour of good
food and fellowship.

Early Care And Education Providers Will Participate
In The Quality Improvement Shopping Day
Early Care and Education Providers from Madi-
son and Jefferson Counties will be participating in
the Qualitr. Improvement Shopping Day in
The Quality Improvement Shopping Day is host-
ed by the Early Learning Coalition of the Big Bend
Region. To improve early education programs in your
area members of the Early Learning Provider Net-
Soccer Camp. work will be able to select materials that support cog-
nitive, social, emotional, and physical development
contact Suzie Godfrey, NFCC in children. Some of these materials include: sand-
Community Education, at and water play toys, books, building blocks, art ma-
(850) 973-9453 or email com- trials, math manipulatives, "language arts tools, and To read much more. The Coalition is a non-profit organiza-
about summer camp opportu-" tion that works with communities to ensure that all
nities please visit children are prepared for success in school and type in key I: If you would like more information, please con-
word Summer Camps. J tact Sherri Green at 948-2016 or by e-mail at



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Sylvia Rockwell, Ph.D. Speaks

At Madison Rotary Club
The Madison Rotary Club
met at the Parish Hall of the St.
Vincent's R.C. Church at noon
on Wednesday. The guest speak-
er. was Sylvia Rockwell, PhD.,
S._ who spoke on the issues of
school discipline. Dr. Rockwell
v- was a guest of Rotarian Brian
O'Connell, Director of the local
campus of St. Leo College.
Rockwell cited several star-
tling statistics including that
80% of all crimes committed in
America are done by High
School dropouts. She then of-
fered several solutions to the
.' growing problems of discipline
in the schools. One quote stands
out above all the rest which indi-
cates the tone of Rockwell's
Rotarian Brian O'Connell, Director of the local cam- methodology. She said, "Kids
pus of St. Leo College, and Sylvia Rockwell, PhD are that least deserve our love, need
pictured at the Madison Rotary Club meeting. (Photo it the most!" Rockwell is the au-
Sumbitted) thor of two books, '"Tough to
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Wednesday, May 9, 2007 Madison County Carrier 7A


NFCC Hosts Display Of Quilts, Flowers And

Antiques At Wardlaw-Smith-Goza Conference

Center At Four Freedoms Festival

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Friends of the Mansion members Elouise Green, left,
and Carolyn Cooley, right, welcomed visitors to the Ward-
law-Smith-Goza Conference Center (The Mansion) on
April 28 during North Florida Community College's Quilt
Show and Flower Exhibit. The exhibit was open to the
public during the Madison County Four Freedoms Festi-
val and the following Sunday and Monday. More than 200
visitors stopped in to view the display of quilts and flow-
ers on Saturday, April 28. (Photo Submitted)

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Wayne Vickers, Madison resident and NFCC employ-
ee, set up a display of antique machinery and household
items on the grounds of the Wardlaw-Smith-Goza Con-
ference Center (The Mansion) on Saturday, April 28. The
display was an added attraction to North Florida Com-
munity College's annual quilt show and flower exhibit
held inside the Mansion. (Photo Submitted)


The Madison Garden Club produced an array of
flower arrangements featured throughout the Wardlaw-
Smith-Goza Conference Center (The Mansion) during the
North Florida Community College Quilt Show and Flower
Exhibit. The exhibit, coordinated by WSG Coordinator
Maria Greene, was open to the public April 28-30. (Photo

A variety ot qults, new ana annque, were on aisplay
at'the Wardlaw-Smith-Goza Conference Center (The Man-
sion) April 28-30 during North Florida Community Col-
lege's Quilt Show and Flower Exhibit. The exhibit is held
each year and coincides with the Madison County Four
Freedoms Festival. (Photo Submitted)


FOR MAY 5-11,2007
LAKE CITY: The following is a list of roadwork underway
by the FDOT that may impact traffic.
*** U.S. 41 North Daytime lane closures at the south side
of the Suwannee River Bridge to dump loads of dirt to prepare for
guardrail. Also, working on drainage structures which may re-
quire a lane closure.
*** U.S. 90 West The outside lane just west of Branford
Highway (SR 247) is scheduled to be closed Monday from 8:30
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for work on the driveway to the new CVS Phar-
*** State Road 349 Crews will be repainting the roadway
lines from U.S. 19 to the Suwannee County line. This is a moving
operation but motorists should not pass in between the paint truck
and the safety truck following.
State Road 320 Crews will be repainting the roadway lines
from U.S. 19 to the end of state maintenance. This is a moving op-
eration but motorists should not pass in between the paint truck
and the safety truck following.
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 Daytime lane closures between U.S. 90
and the Suwannee River Bridge (Madison County line) (6 miles)
for repaving some areas that need to be corrected. The speed lim-
it is reduced to 60 mph when workers are present.
*** U.S. 129 Crews will be repainting the roadway lines
from the Gilchrist County line to U.S. 27. This is a moving oper-
ation but motorists should not pass in between the paint truck and
the safety truck following.
U.S. 90 The new traffic signal at the intersection with Coun-
ty Road 49 will remain on flash until work to coordinate it with
the railroad crossing on the north side of the intersection is com-
County Road 229 The road is completely closed at the New
River Bridge between State Road 121 and County Road 225 to re-
place the existing bridge. The detour is State Road 121 to State
Road 16 to County Road 225. Anticipated reopening is July.
County Road 241 The new bridge is open to traffic at Swift
Creek. Possible lane closures as crews finish the project.
*** New information is added this week.

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8A Madison County Carrier Wednesday, May 9, 2007


P IVO 4 EEmrich Is Happy

In Role As Madison

City Manager

MAY 7-13

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S0 V Harold Emrich and his wife, Susan, love Madison and
Emrich enjoys his new role as Madison City Manager.
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By Jacob Bembry
SGreene Publishing, Inc.
S, Madison's new City Manager Harold Emrich likes it in
S"I couldn't be happier," he said. "I've found it delightful."
SEmrich said that the city has a very capable workforce and
is very happy with the work that they are doing.
After working in public service for a number of years, Em-
rich had left and worked as a real estate associate and owned a
S. ,geotechnical testing facility, here materials were tested fob
construction of roads, bridges and buildings. His ,vife, Susan,
still lives in Marianna for the time being, where she works and
I0Ig Iteaches a Sunday School class. She currently comes over to be
Switch her husband on weekends.
"In a few weeks, the church will give her summer leave,"
W I Emrich said, "so she can come and be with me, We will make
G Pplans then on what we're going to do with our property in Mar-
Hershey is a three-year-old AKC miniature daschund that loves Emrich said that the biggest challenge he is facing as city
to play with his toys, run in the yard, and snuggle on the couch. manager is "keeping the town's very nice treetscape and cit
Hershey's proud "parents" are Heather Bowen and Arlen Favors. identity so that when people visit here, they will remember it and
speak well about our city and community. That's one of the keys
to getting them to come back and spend money with the mer-

S ASSo ciai teso j 1 -1n I I "Emrich said that some other challenges are to maintain and
v eteL Srpelcer improve city services, such as the parks program. He-also said
Medicine & Surger mess the maintenance department needs to switch fto a pro-active
iere ndor oarrdi D n t s mode, rather than a reactive mode.
Sprescrdptr onie s ce Available hea "I would like to keep and improve public safety," he said.
24 i4our Emerge "The police department is in pretty good shape personnel-wise
Ho m 6pr and I would like to expand the full-time force at Madison Fire
Mo- 12 rrM and Rescue so we will have better full-time coverage."
,ref epp
Appointment Emrich said that potentially the biggest challenge facing the
1i99 N. Jefferson i department is the special session that the Legislature will hold in
Hershtey'os FlOud "paries ar Hah Bowen an A Faos
5. At er*-9 June about property tax relief. The tax relief would give taxpay-
(850) 997-y-o ers relief on their property taxes, but it could hurt local govern-
ments, particularly in rural communities.
SD 1'I"The public is pro-relief," he said, "but. the governments
Shave to worry about how to handle the budget. Cities are crea-
.. tures of the state and we're subject to their control."
SEmrich said that the city is also looking for someone to re-
place Smithfield Foods at their facility in the Industrial Park.
,"There is a constant awareness there," he said, "and when
the opportunity arises, we hope to befable to pounce on it im-

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trend experts offer tips for

saluting couples in style


n recent years, wedding traditions have changed dramatically, and the bride and groom aren't the only ones af-
fected. People postponing marriage until later in life and more couples living together before tying the knot
are just a few of the recent social changes impacting today's weddings. Gift-giving trends and pre-wedding rit-
uals, like showers and bachelorette parties, have also become more sophisticated and complex.
One could say that modern wedding celebrations are more reflective of reality. As one card from American Greet-
ings points out, today's couples have a bond that transcends any ceremony. The front of the card, adorned in Tiffany
blue simply reads, "Cherish," in silver. The inside greeting reads, "Congratulations on your forever friendship and
your promise of love."
Celebrating a marriage today is similar to making any relationship work. It requires understanding, thoughtfulness
and patience.

How to make your gift the second best dressed thing

Trendy colored wrap and bags make it easy to complement any couple's taste. Fresh new card designs
allow shoppers to celebrate a wedding in style. American Greetings and Carlton products pictured
here are available in all Target card departments.


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With many people
today waiting longer be-
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have begun to reflect more
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Lynn Rutherford and Mr. Andrew in Tallaahassee se"
guest the honor of your presence at their Shane is the son of NMr. Jim and Wii miaan.: "Sue"
, 2007, at 3:30 p.m. Gilbert of Lee. His maternal grandparents are Mits~iWma:
vil take place at 3495 North State Road Dickey and the late Mr Carrroll Dickey 6f Lee. His, pater-
3ext to the home of Mike and Angela nal grandparents are the late Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Gibert of
Champagne, Illinois.
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with these fashionable
weddings, guests are striv-
ing to impress with the
presentation of their gifts.
Thompson says to be cre-
ative in presenting your
gift, and if you are having
trouble coming up with
ideas, let the gift itself act
as your inspiration:
color combinations
Since every bride has
her own style and taste in
color, guests shouldn't
feel limited by the tradi-
tional wedding palettes.
"Brides take a great deal
i:f time in coordinating the
c colors or tone of their wed-
dings," said Thompson.
"The colors in a wedding
reflect the bride and
room's personality, so
matching your gift wrap
and accessories to their
uolor scheme will ensure a
presentation more aligned
ih b: their tastes and

Accessorize, acces-
sorize, accessorize
Weddings are a fun
occasion and the gifts
should reflect that. One
easy way to accentuate
any gift is to embellish it
with a thoughtful or fun
accessory. "Accessorizing
your gift can add a little
personality, which is per-
fectly in line with modem
wedding .trends," said
One easy suggestion
is to add a simple yet ele-
gant fabric flower as a
beautifully unexpected
"bow" for the top of your
Think outside of the
box ... literally
While gorgeous pa-
per and accessories are al-
ways fashionable, a new
trend in gifting is for more
personalized presen-
tations that reflect the gift-
giver, the couple or the

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"Weddings today are
very personalized .and
guests are also getting into
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the gift itself as part of the
presentation to show off
your own style.
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use the gift as a center-
piece or container to cre-
ate a look that really
stands out. For example, if
you purchase a magazine
rack, use it to hold the rest
of, your presents, such as a
cozy blanket or other
items for the couple's liv-
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of Jasper.
The bride elect is the granddaughter of Louise and Charles Stout, Charles and Alattie Kelley.
Martha Fox and E. G. (Buddy) Fox, all of Madison. Kelli is a graduate of Madison County High
School, North Florida Community College and the University of Florida with a Bachelor Degree in
The groom-elect is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Herb Johnson ofTallahassee. Florida, the late
Mrs. Frances Patricia Drake of Pennsylvania, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Edward Minter of
Oviedo, Florida. Clint is a rancher and a partner in Ag Services.
The wedding is planned for Saturday, June 30, 2007 at 4:00 p.m. at New Home Baptist Church
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through a special Mother's Day card for their daughters. One card from American Greetings
features a sketch of a career woman juggling her briefcase while talking on her cell with a cityscape in
the background with the message: "Day planner in hand, cell phone in your ear, meetings on your mind,
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For adult mothers and daughters who share a close connection like that of friends, illustrations de-
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Thanks, Mom."
It's a fact of life that parental relationships have their ups and downs. Many of today's Mother's Day'
cards even celebrate generational clashes with messages like "Mom you taught me that you didn't al-
ways have to understand me or agree with my decisions in order to love me."
It's the mother-daughter relationship that often takes center stage on Mother's Day. Daughters plan
the special surprises of the day reflecting both the special bond and the younger generation's ac-
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M other's Day, which falls on Sunday, May developed the new cards, our team looked to our
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Wednesday, May 9, 2007
Actions Show Mom You
n addition to showing appreciation with cards
and gifts, Mother's Day can also be a great

At what
point do a
mother and-
For some
it's after
they have F. 7. ...
married or Mary Marcdante
had a child.
'For Mary
Marcdante, it was the diagnosis of her mother's
ovarian cancer. Mary explained "From the mo-
ment I learned of the diagnosis until Mom's
death, I felt like
I was in graduate school, cramming the night be-
fore finals for a course called: 'Everything
You've Always Wanted to Know About Your
Mother and Forgot to Ask.' This experience
prompted me to write my book to help others
strengthen, heal and
celebrate their relationships with their mothers."
Marcdante's research revealed that the things
moms want most from their daughters are: time
together, kindness in words and actions, captured
memories, and personal services that improve
the quality of life.
She offered these suggestions for mother-
daughter activities for Mother's Day or for any
Make a Scrapbook Together Preserve trea-
sured photos and honor memories through this
wonderful outlet of creativity and self-expres-
sion. It could be a "progressive scrapbook" in
which mother and daughter contribute alternate
pages. Or start the book with this year's Mother's
Day card, photos and memories, and plan to add
new'pages annually.
Spa Days Moms and daughters can pamper
themselves together, scheduling manicures,
pedicures, facials and massage.
Record Favorite Memories of Mom -
Whether in the form of a written journal, a mem-
ory box filled with keepsakes and photos or an
audio or video recording, honor treasured mo-
ments together.
Make an "Altered Book" My sister asked
her grown children for an altered book for Christ-
mas. They took a favorite printed book and added
their own photographs, poems and thoughts.
Send Gratitude E-mails One year my friend
Dianne and I shared the things we were grateful
for in daily e-mails. For her birthday the follow-
ing year I presented the e-mails to her in a jour-
nal. We both cried!
Throw a Surprise Party Honor Mom with a
surprise party inviting family and friends on
Mother's Day, her birthday or any day.
Schedule "Mom & Me Time" Whether it's
attending a performance, a walk in the woods or
a day trip, schedule quality time together.
Four Seasons of Fun Make outings a regular
thing by scheduling one for each season ... gar-
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Mother's Day to spend time with Mom.
Recipes for Smiles Put together a collection
of recipe cards, adding to each favorite dish
memories of a time with Mom.
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Senator Martinez Congratulates This Year's Military Academy Nominees

U.S. Senator Mel Martinez (R-FL) on Sunday congratulated
military academy nominees who have received an offer of appoint-
ment to the Naval, Air Force, United States Military, or Merchant
Marine academies. The senator spoke at a reception honoring the
academy appointees held at MacDill Air Force Base.
"I am honored to be among some of Florida's best and bright-
est young men and women who will be entering our nation's ser-
vice academies," said Martinez. "Competition for these nomina-
tions is extraordinarily intense; those offered an academy appoint-
ment have earned it by their leadership, academic excellence, and
strength of character."

The nominees are current or recently graduated high school
students and college students. A statewide selection committee cho-
sen by Senator Martinez made recommendations after interviewing
the candidates and scoring their academic accomplishments, athlet-
ic talent, and moral character.
Nominees receiving appointment:
Central Region
Cristina DiTraglia Altamonte Springs Bishop Moore

James Lucky


East Ridge H.S.

May Coffee Concert To Feature FSU Flute Choir

By Sally Q. Smith,
Residential Services, Advent
Christian Village
The Arts In Healthcare at
Advent Christian Village
(ACV) is pleased to host its
first Coffee Concert of the
second season on Friday, May
11, at 10 a.m. in Bixler

Memorial Chapel. The con-
cert will feature eight mem-
bers of the Florida State Uni-
versity (FSU) Flute Choir, in-
cluding Eva Amsler, FSU Pro-
fessor of Flute and interna-
tionally renowned solo flutist
and chamber musician. Cof-
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Phillips Dining Room.
The FSU Flute Choir was
founded, in 2002 with the
goals of learning new pieces -
utilizing all flutes from the
bass to the piccolo and play-
ing together just for fun. One
year later, a number of gradu-
ate students formed a smaller
ensemble that allowed them
to spend more time playing
flute together while learning
from each other and perform-
ing in concerts. The flute

Eva Amsler

choir is planning to perform
with this graduate ensemble at
the National Flute Convention
in 2008 and will, in turn, pro-
mote the FSU Flute Choir on
the national level.
Also a member of the flute
choir, Eva Amsler assists with
coordinating and leading. "I
don't think we need a direc-
tor," Amsler maintains, "since
we all are experienced musi-
cians and are used to leading
or matching each other. Our
goal is to make music on the
highest level we can and share
our joy, ideas, and fun pieces
of music with our audience."
Before coming to FSU,
Amsler served on the faculty
of the State Conservatory of
Music in Feldkirch, Austria,
where she taught flute, peda-
gogy, and chamber music. She
was also a member of the
St. Gallen Symphony Or-
chestra in Switzerland for
twenty years. Amsler has
several CD recordings, and
her performances have been
broadcast in Switzerland,
Austria, Germany, Scandi-
navia, and the United
States. Visit Eva Amsler on-
line at
The ACV Coffee Con-
cert Series takes place on a
bi-annual basis and was es-
tablished in 2006 in memo-
ry of Velma Wilcox. The
purpose of this memorial
endowment is to specifical-
ly support and foster day-
time music concerts that
take place at ACV, and they
are open to the public at no
charge. Please make plans
to attend this very special
event in the life of the arts
here in Dowling Park!
For more info, please
call Dick Grillo at (386) 658-
5557, or e-mail
dgrillo @ acvillage. net.

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For many older adults, aching muscles and joints are com-
mon. Muscles weaken with age and become less flexible, which
can cause stiffness or soreness.
But in some cases, aches are a symptom of a disease or side
effect from medication. Adults should check with a doctor when
body aches have lasted more than a month; when aching is intense
or interferes with normal activities; when morning stiffness lasts
more than an hour; or when aching has come on suddenly with no
obvious cause.
The March issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter covers possi-
ble causes and treatments for body aches.
Polymyalgia Rheumatica: This causes widespread, moderate
to severe joint stiffness and muscle aching that often involves the
neck, shoulders and hips. Symptoms are usually worse in the
morning. Relatively low doses of the corticosteroid prednisone
usually provide remarkable relief.
Infections: Short-lived body aches can accompany a bacteria
or viral infection. Symptoms usually go away once the infection is
Rheumatoid Arthritis: This and other forms of inflammatory
arthritis are considered autoimmune diseases. The immune system
attacks parts of the body, causing inflammation and tissue damage,
particularly in the joints. A wide variety of medications, including
corticosteroids or drugs that affect the immune system, are used to
reduce pain and inflammation.
Inflammatory Myopathies: These autoimmune diseases, where
the immune system attacks muscles, cause progressive muscle
weakness over time. Treatments are corticosteroids or drugs that
affect the immune system.
Derpression: Aches and pains can be symptoms of depression.
And people coping with chronic pain often can become depressed,
worsening sensations of pain and aching. Combining antidepres-
sant medication with psychotherapy can help ease pain.
Cholesterol-lowering Medications: A possible side effect" of
station drugs, commonly prescribed to reduce cholesterol, is mus-
cle pain and weakness. Occasionally, stations may cause myopathy,
characterized by severe muscle aching and weakness. To reduce
pain, the patient may need to learn other ways to manage choles-
terol levels.
Vitamin D Deficency: Vitamin D is produced by the skin
when it's exposed to sunlight.\A deficiency can cause muscle
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By Jessica Higginbotham
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Since AIDS was recognized in 1981, the
virus has directly caused the deaths of more than
25 million people.
In 2005 alone,
AIDS claimed an esti-
mated 2.4 3.3 million A
lives. 570,000 of those /
were the lives of chil-
It is estimated that
.6 percent of the world's
population is infected
with HIV, the forbearer
of the AIDS virus. If
left untreated, HIV can
continue to mutate, and ..
develop into AIDS.
Everyone's heard of
it. But, what is it really?
AIDS stands for
Acquired Immune Defi-
ciency Syndrome. The virus is passed on through
body fluids, including semen, vaginal secretions,
and blood. AIDS is a collection of symptoms and
infections resulting from damage to the immune
system, caused by Human Immunodeficiency
The virus specifically targets what scientists
refer to as CD4+ T cells, macrophages, and den-
dritic cells. AIDS attacks cellular immunity,
.weakening the immune system and eventually
making it nonexistent.
AIDS doesn't directly kill people. People be-
come increasingly susceptible to common bacter-
ial and viral infections, and the body has no im-
mune system to fight off the infection.
"AIDS? This Madison. People in Madison

don't get AIDS." This has been uttered one time
too many.
As of 2006, there are 19 people living with
AIDS in Madison County, and 20 people living
with HIV (not AIDS).
For such a small com-
munity, those numbers are
Because Madison is a
rural county, people are
less receptive to the idea
that this pandemic does
' have a toehold.
S' The Global Fund is one
of many organizations that
funds antiretroviral med-
Sications to fight AIDS.
Antiretroviral treatments
are given to people with
HIV, and the drugs reduce
the risk of HIV becoming
The Global Fund also
works to prevent the spread of.AIDS and to care
for those already affected by the virus.
Just this February, the National Institute of
Allergy and Infectious Diseases released a report
that they have discovered a protein on the surface
of HIV that may be susceptible to a vaccine.
The gap in the surface remains stable, keep-
ing it open for attack from an antibody. This re-
cent find is a huge step in developing a vaccine
for HIV.
Hope is on the horizon.
He who has faith has... an inward reservoir of
courage, hope, confidence, calmness, and assur-
ing trust that all will come out well,- even though
to the world it may appear to come out most bad-
ly. B. C. Forbes

ten include fatigue. and wide-
and muscles. Treatment in-
volves a variety of pain manage-A A AA
ment techniques.

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i "I really like working with
people. I enjoy working with
the physicians, as well as the
other nurses, housekeeping,
transport, and the lab.
There are so many areas of the
hospital that contribute every
day. We really do have a lot of
great people that work here
and we all work together to
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A droopy eyelid, blurred or double vision, fatigue, and even
difficulty chewing, swallowing, talking or breathing are signs of
myasthenia gravis, a treatable muscle disorder. The March issue of
Mayo Clinic Health Letter offers an overview of myasthenia
gravis, which literally means grave muscle weakness.
With myasthenia gravis (mi-uhs-THE-ne-uh GRA-vis), the
body's immune system produces antibodies that interfere with
communication between nerves and muscles. The muscles don't
do what's expected. Most commonly affected are eye muscles, fa-
cial muscles, and muscles that control movement of the head, arms
and legs.
The disorder can occur at any age but is more common in
women under age 40 and men older than 50. The symptoms are
more pronounced with activity and typically improve with rest.
For most people, treatment results in significant improvements.
Treatment options include:
Medications: Medication treatment lasting from months to
years often is necessary. Options include cholinesterase inhibitors,
such as pyridostigmine (Mestinon), and neostignune (Prostigmin),
These medications can improve communication between nerves
and muscles, increasing muscle strength. Drugs that suppress the
immune system also can help.
Surgery to remove the Thymus Gland: For 40 percent to 50
percent of people with myasthenia gravis, symptoms disappear af-
ter a thymectomy.
Plasmapheresis: This therapy may be used in life-threatening
circumstances. Blood is removed from the body, filtered by a ma-
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face today.

MADISON NURSING CENTER Management, Fellow Employees, and
Residents Thank our Nurses for their commitment and care.

Peggy Powers, RN
Director of Nursing

Rosanna Dela Cruz, RN
Patricia Johnson, RN
Alissa McQuiston, RN
Christine Adderly, LPN
Jannas Akins, LPN
Terrier Bearden, LPN
Debra Boatman, LPN

Jennifer Brown, LP
Juanita Butler, LPN
Mary Butler, LPN
Phillis Craddock, L
Donna Davis, LPN
Deshala Frazier, LP
Dale Hortman, LPNI
Pauline King, LPN

Ramona Hart, RN
MDS/Care Plan
N Karla Milton, LPN
Kimberly Mobley, LPN
Eula Mitchell, LPN
PN Regina Philpott, LPN
S Montollis Roberson,.LPN
T Melanie Seago, LPN
Shamika Austin, LPN

As we celebrate Nursing Week, I salute each and every one of my
Nurse's daily efforts and contributions to the "Spirit of Nursing Care"
for the residents & families of Madison Nursing Center.
...Peggy Powers, RN, Director of Nursing



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Lake Park Of Madison Salutes All Nurses
During National Nurses Week

Roberta Agner, RN
Jerlean Abia-Okon, LPN
Deloris Alexander, LPN
Hope Black, LPN
Susan Boyette, LPN
Brenda Carson, LPN
Ann Demoss, LPN
Yvonne Fox, LPN
Ronda Garner, LPN
Shirley Haynes, LPN
Reba Hill, LPN
Frankie Mathis, LPN
Kay McCarley, LPN
Pamela McFarland, LPN

Amanda Mercer, LPN
Wanda Moore, LPN
Joshua Newsome, LPN
Stacie Phillips, LPN:
Joshua Smith, LPN
Helen Marie Webb, LPN
Laura Storey, LPN, Unit Mngr.
Gloria Thomas, LPN, Unit Mngr.
Karen Williams, RN, MDS Coord.
Kim Rye, LPN, MDS Coord.
Mary Fields, RN
Cynthia Howard, RN
Barbara Lewis, RN
Diane Webb, RN

Selena Young, Director of Nursing
Carol Rykard, Asst. Director of Nursing
Peggy Hamilton, Asst. Director of Nursing

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Nur s i n g o e
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As we celebrate National Nurses Week, we would like to express our appreciation to the
exceptional nurses at Pine Lake Nursing Home. Caring for residents in a nursing
home requires compassion, dedication, and patience. Our nurses consistently
demonstrate excellence in making our facility a home. We thank you for your
continued commitment to the residents at Pine Lake Nursing Home.
Mary Van Alstine, LPN Sandra Livingston, LPN
Florence Amato, RN Shana Meyers, LPN
Michaela Andrews, LPN Barbara Miller, LPN
Robin Blanton, RN Mary O'Quinn, LPN
Faye Hall, LPN Sarah Purvis, RN
Barbara Hughes, LPN Chersie Thigpen, LPN
LaShaun Hunter, LPN Jane Wells, LPN
Shenita Lee, LPN April Williams, LPN
Tammy Leslein, LPN Dottie Leslein, RN, DON

May 6-12 is National Nurses Week, and the follow-
ing sponsors would like to take this opportunity to
thank all of the nurses in the area for their dedica-

Nursing is a rewarding career. If you have
,ie any interest in the field at all, don't miss
out on the informational meetings. You
0 may just discover the career of your


Let's all give thanks, recognition and appre-
ciation to nurses everywhere as we celebrate
National Nurses Week.

It is important to remember the valuable con-
tributions of the nursing field to the health
and well-being of our nation. As we cele-
brate, let's all take a moment to appreciate
the dedication and compassion of nurses
and to reflect on some of the challenges they

To All Madison County Nurses,
We Salute Your Dedicated Service
To Good Health Care

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

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Jackson DicKinson and Arlen Favors, (rignt), are Dotn
looking forward to the upcoming Cherry Lake Fishing
Tournament with hopes of reeling in the "big one."
(Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by' Heather Bowen)

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For sponsors

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By Jacob Bembrr
Greene Publishing. Inc.
E\ernone i welcome to become a sponsor of the
Florida Sheriffs Association Golf tournament. hosted
by the Madison Counts Sheriff'\ Office and scheduled
for Fnday. NMay 18, at the Madison Country Club
Corporate/profess-ional sponsorships are available
for $1.000 The sponsorship includes corporate recog-
nition. a four-person team and a sign-on tee bo\.
People are also n\ ited to sponsor a team. They
can bring a foursome or sponsor one for
$200. li

Tee signs and hole sponsorships are
a\ ailable for $50.
Other opportunities to support the golf
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Sdonating item for grab bags and cash do-
Snations are al a\s \welcome
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NFCC Baseball Tryoots

Ma 10 at Sentinel Field
North Florida Community College is holding tryouts for the
Sentinels baseball team on Thursday, May 10 at 1 p.m. at NFCC
Sentinel Field, located on the NFCC campus in Madison.
The tryout is open to male athletes in NFCC's six county
service area and beyond who are currently enrolled at NFCC or
who plan to attend NFCC this fall. Students must be enrolled in
at least 12 credit hours to participate in College athletics.
High School seniors and others planning to attend NFCC
this fall are encouraged to try out for the 2007-2008 baseball
For more information contact Adrian Dorsey at (850) 973-
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reene Publishing, Inc.
Cherry Lake Fire and Rescue will host a fishing
t ornament on Saturday, May 19. The tournament
S1 be held at Sims Boat Club (the old Wade's
Be ch) from 6 p.m. until midnight.
Registration will be held one hour before start
tim on May 19. Registration fees are $40 for a two-
ma team or $20 for a one-man boat. There will be a
$1 Big Fish registration fee with 100 percent pay-
bck on the biggest fish.
All money raised will
o towards Cherry Lake
ire and Rescue. For more
information, please call

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Wednesday, May 9, 2007 Madison County Carrier 15A


The May Queen and May King, and their court, were entertained by Madison Academy classes during the recent
May Day celebration. Pictured front row left to right: Rachel Webb, Taylor Hudson, Garrett Holman, and Josh Woods.
Second row left to right: Saba Akbar, Logan Groover, Taylor Howell, Daryl Frith, and Matt Buchanan. Third row left
to right: Forrest Kauffman, Mikayla Plain, Colby Ingram, Kailee Morris, Josh Williams, and Kaleb Wyche. Back row
left to right: May Queen Brooke Kinsley, and May King Jake Latner. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kins-
law MI, A l 4 nn17

The 4K class did a skit/dance about Bubble Bath Day'
Pictured in their bathrobes are (left to right): Ashley
Cantey, Shawn Allen Baltzell, and Mikenzi Plain. (Green6
Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley, May 4, 2007)

Jasmine Bryan sang loud during the 3K performance
about Grandparents' Day. Jasmine was portraying going
fishing with her Grandpa. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Pho-
to by Emerald Kinsley, May 4, 2007)

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Madison Academy students celebrated May Fete with a perfor-
mance on Friday, May 4.
Sixth graders who danced around the May Pole were: Saba Akbar,
Matt Buchanan, Daryl Frith, Logan Groover, Garrett Holman, Taylor
Howell, Tyler Hudson, Colby Ingram, Forrest Kauffman, Brooke Kins-
ley, Jake Latner, Kailee Morris, Mikayla Plain, Rachel Webb, Joshua
Williams, Joshua Wood and Kaleb Wyche.
After the May Pole dance, Cheltsie Kinsley and Matt Day, the 2005
May Day winners, announced Brooke Kinsley and Jake Latner as May
Queen and May King. Last year's May King Dustin Bezick and May
Queen Megan Maultsby crowned this year's winners.
The theme of this year's May Fete was "Hooray for Holidays." The
order of performances was:
3K-Grandparents' Day
4K-Bubble Bath Day
5K-Fourth of July
2nd grade-International Goof-off Day
1st grade-Labor Day
4th grade-Leif Ericson Day
7th grade-Easter
5th grade-Stress Awareness Day,
3rd grade-Christmas
Eighth grade narrators included: Jarrett Davis, Matthew Day, Chelt-
sie Kinsley, Rebekah Miller, Brice Putnal, Brooke Schaefer, Abigail
Vasquez, Emily Webb, Ashlyn Welch, Kendal Wilson and Amanda
Special recognition was given to the eighth graders who wrote and
illustrated their holiday cards.
Mark Branham was the music and sound engineer for the May Fete.
May Fete was followed by field day and a delicious chicken and
rice dinner prepared by Buster and Dannie Bass.

Linasey rinKara is piciurea as sne gives praises ti
the Lord, during the 7th grade performance. The 7tn
graders performed while doing a Praise and Worshil
dance. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kins-
ley, May 4, 2007)]


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LPN Yvonne Billups ARNP. Barbara Blount. Patient Financial Representative.
Karen Hurst. Patient Financial Representative. Denille Alcorn LPN: Felicia
Herring. Office Manager Amanda Carroll LPN

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choose Shands Live Oak Medical Group for care. dedicated physicians.
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Singing about Grandparents' Day and holding up homemade decorations were (left
to right): Seth Ebberson, Dawson Herring, Abigayle Reeves, and Andrew Pennington.
(Greene Publishina. Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinslev. Mav 4. 2007)

The 5th grade students did a dance and song about "Stress Awareness Day."These
5th graders are relieving their stress by playing songs and relaxing. Pictured left td
right are: Dylan Cruce, Zack Money, and Vincent Dimenna. (Greene Publishing, Inci
Photo by Emerald Kinsley, May 4, 2007)






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Jarrett Davis is pictured as he snorkels during the recent eighth
grade trip to Discovery Cove. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by
Cheltsie Kinsley, April 14, 2007)

Brice Putnal was captured on film as he swam underwater dur-
ing the Madison Academy eighth grade underwater tour at Discovery
Cove in Orlando. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Cheltsie Kinsley,
April 14, 2007), .
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Madison Academy

Eighth Graders

Take Field Trip

To Orlando
By Jessica Higginbotham
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Madison Academy Eighth Graders
just took their annual end of the year
field trip. This year, the class opted out
of the traditional trip to the Florida
Keys and decided to go to Sea World,
to Discovery Cove, Medieval Times,
and Wonderworks, as well as taking in
other fun activities.
After a whole heap of fundraisers,
the field trip was a welcome diversion.
To raise money for the trip, Madison
Acadaemians organized a bike-a-thon,
sold hot dogs and drinks in October,
sold sodas and desserts for lunch each
Friday during the school year, sold live
Christmas wreaths and miniature
Christmas trees donated by Superior
Trees, and served at the Academy's
auction and dinner in February. A car
wash is upcoming to help pay for the
remaining balance on the trip.
On a three day trip beginning on
April 13 and ending April 15, the
eighth graders got to eat a real me-
dieval dinner and watch a show, see a
magic show, play putt-putt and laser
tag, swim with dolphins, and have a
backstage tour at Sea World. The event
wasn't all hard work, however. The
children also got to ride and watch
some of the attractions and Sea World.
Lynn Wyche is the eighth grade
sponsor at Madison Academy. She and
her husband Dub, chaperoned the trip
along with Jay and Teresa Davis.
There were eleven eighth graders
who went on the trip: Matt Day, Jarrett
Davis, Brice Putnal, Abigail Vasquez,
Cheltsie Kinsley, Beky Miller, Ashlyn
Welch, Brooke Schaefer, Kendal Wil-
son, Emily Webb, and Amanda Wise.

The Madison Academy eighth grade students are pictured in
ponchos while visiting Sea World, during a rain storm. The rain did-
n't keep them from having lots of fun though. Front row (left to right):
Beky Miller, Abigail Vasquez, Cheltsie Kinsley, Kendal Wilson, Aman-
da Wise and Ashlyn Welch. Middle row (left to right): Brice Putnal,
Brooke Schaefer, and Emily Webb. Back row (left to right): Jarrett
Davis, and Matt Day. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo, April 15,2007)

ADigail vasquez (lent) anda neltsie Kinsley are suited up with tar-
get jackets, and laser guns in hand, and are ready to play laser tag at
the Wonderworks Museum, In Orlando. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Pho-
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Wednesday, May 9, 2007





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

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

Excavating Work
Land Clearing, Ponds, Stump Re-
moval, Demolition, and Roads. No
Job Too Small. Free Estimates. Call
Paul Kinsley at 850-973-6326
I Clean For You!
Rentals Offices Homes
$10 hour References Available
Pet care
available in your home.
If you have a pending law suit, i can
advance you money. Call me now!
305-284-8858. Must give ID-
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
at 850-973-2264
Room/Board/ Nursing Care for
ederly person or couple. In my
home. Call (850) 948-2788.

6:30 p.m.
1693 SW Mlosley Hall Rd.
ICR360) Madison, Florida
Phone: 850-973-2959
FOOD FUN'- &'rtmE$l
Heated /AC /Comfy seats
5 p.m. Preview
Food starts at 5:30 p.m.
Directions From 1-10: Take SRI-4
SW to stop sign. Turn right on
SR14/360. AT fork in road. Bear
right onto SW Mosley Hall Rd.
(CR360).Past fire house, on left.
AU691-Col.Ron Cox-AB2490

Moving Sale
'Fri. & Sat. Each Week during May
9A-3P Hwy. 255 Approx. 1 mile
south of I-10. Turn right on SE.
Hardee to 1040

Free Gasoline! Free Details
Send a self addressed stamped en-
velope to Tywanna Arnold, 147 SW
Owendale Ave., Greenville, FL'

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

'99 Ford Ranger XLT
4x4, white, extended cab,
great condition. $6,500

Wanted: Dodge Caravans and
Plymouth Voyagers. Call Bud
Chute 850-838-1168

Bull for Sale
Must sell, no trailer to take him
to stock yard (1) '06 bull calf.
Good breeding stock. Raised to
be very gentle and easily loaded.
$550 850-948-5097.

Mother's Day Specials!
Koi and Waterplant Sale!
Betta Bowl Set-Ups!
Sea Creatures of All Kinds!
Waterlife Wishes Come True @
Creatures Featured Pet Shop
Madison, FL (850) 973-3488
For Sale:
Blue Rhino Saffordshire Pits. $300
firm. To good homes only! Call
Stacey for more information. (850)
929-4828 or (229) 506-2743.


-House For Sale
'9" .. ... I 1 1 "Bih. Blick"
Home Hou;e musI he moved.
Price is negoibtle Call 850-

Large Lake Front home for rent.
Four bdrm, 2 bth No Pets! One Year
Lease. $1400/month plus 1000 De-
posit. (850) 973-3025.

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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
Cambridge Manor
Apartments designed for Senior's
and Disabled. 1 & 2 bedrooms,
HUD vouchers accepted Call 850-
973-3786 TTY Acs 711.
Equal Housing Opportunity

Weekly Rentals
2 Bdrm. MH $135/wk. HUD
homes 2,3 and 4 bdrm also
available. Call 850-973-4606 or

Travel Trailer with full size bed;,
bath kit, and living room. One
person only. Available 5/1. 850-

For Rent
Lake Front 2 Bdrm/ 2Bth. Water
and Utilities included. $800/month
plust a $500 deposit. NO PETS!
One year lease. (850)973-3025.

ft. 3 BR, 2 BA, Brick Veneer home
located on one block in Greenville,
Florida. Remodeled Kitchen with
full appliances. Cultured Marble
Whirlpool Tub and shower; Large
den w/Fire place. Tiled Patio;
20x28' detatched garage. Just two
miles to 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
$500.00 Down
Prestige Home Center
Lake City, Florida
3 BR/2 BA Doublewide
Factory Direct
Home Prestige Center

$500 DOWN
With your land
Factory Direct Prices
No Middle Man!
Prestige Home Center
Lake City Florida

Southem Villas of

Mk0adison C apartments

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.

with state highway frontage-23
acres, Comer 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 I-10,
via SR 53 & SR 14. Will build to
suit tenant.
Call Tommy Greene

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

$500 DOWN
With your land-
Factory Direct Prices
No Middle Man!
Prestige Home Center
Lake City Florida

Manager and Maintenance per-
sonnel needed for brand new apart-
ment community located in Madi-
son, FL.
Looking for great skills, team
player and excellent Leasing/ Mar-
keting ability! Experience a pluls"
Great salary e b benefits!
Fax resume to 205-930-4508. EOE

$ AVON $
Take control of your income. Top
selling reps earn an average of
$100,000+ per year.
Start up kit $10
ISR 973-3153

FREE prep classes
M-TH: 9am-12:3ppm @ NFCC
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just $2
a bundle


Managers & Assistant Man-
agers Needed. Fast Track is
looking for highly motivated
Managers and Assistant Man-
agers for the convenient store
business for Madison and Jasper
areas. Offering a competitive
salary, weekly pay, vacation,
paid holidays, bonus, and 401 K
Plan. Please fax resume to
Bertie at 229-559-1231 or call
her at 352-494-7550 for more

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

Great Opportunity
RN House Supervisor
7p 7A
Great Schedule and Benefits
Suwannee Health Care Center
1620 E. Helvenston St.
Live Oak, FL 32064
Please Contact
Amelia Tompkins/DON at


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MHM Services, a leader in provid-
ing healthcare to correctional sys-
tems, has exciting openings at the
Taylor Correctional Institution in
Perry. If you are ready to work
with a unique team in a secure set-
ting, join us today!
RN's & LPN's
FT, PT & RPN, all shifts
Psychological Specialist
in FL or a registered intern in FL
Physician Assistant or
Nurse Practitioner
We offer excellent compensation
and a comprehensive and very
generous benefits package that
starts the first of the month after
hire! Includes 28 paid days
off/year plus 6 paid holidays.
Email resume to Cathy Laidlaw at:'; call:
(800) 566-1291; fax(954) 748-
9100. EOE.
Local thriving company seeks
qualified individual for a Data En-
try position.
Duties too varied and diverse
to be classified in any specific of-
fice clerical occupation.
Full-time, Permanent
Due to company growth, we
are seeking a self-motivated person
who is willing to grow with the
High school graduate.
Skills & Experience:
2 years of recent office experience.
Candidates must have excel-
lent telephone skills, must be detail
oriented, have great communica-
tion skills, an upbeat personality, be
able to multitask, and desire to
work on a team.
Knowledge of desktop man-
agement and good typing skills are
a must.
Experience with MS Word and
Excel, calculator, fax, copier And
other general office skills and
knowledge of general office equip-
ment is required.
Job Description:
Answering a multi-line tele-
phone perform any combination of
routine calculating, typing or word
processing, office machine opera-
tion, filing and other duties as as-
Salary & Benefits:
Pay commensurate with expe-
rience; 401(k); health benefits; 'paid
holidays, vacation and sick leave.
Please fax resume to 850-973-2408

4-H Program Assistant
The Mladison County Extension
Service is looking for a part time 4-
H program assistant during the
summer months. Candidate must be
a high school graduate with a
strong interest in education. The
position will assist the 4-H agent
with day camps and other programs
for youth. Apply at Madison Coun-
ty Board of County Commissioners
Office: 229 S.E. Pinckney St. Suite
219. Madison County is an Equal.
Opportunity Employer and a Drug
Free Workplace

3 BR/2 BA Doublewide
Factory Direct
Home Prestige Center


The Brooks County Jail is now
accepting applications for Deten-
tion Officer. This position will be
responsible for assisting in the
booking and jailing of all criminal
offenders. Entry level salary for the
position is $9.74 per hour.
Applicants must meet the fol-
lowing criteria:
*High School graduate or
*Be at least 21 years of age
*Possess or ability to obtain a
valid Georgia Drivers License
*Ability to meet current re-
quirements set forth in the Georgia
Mandate Law Enforcement Train-
ing Act/Peace Officer's Standards
and Training Act
Applications may be obtained
Monday through Friday from 8:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from the Brooks
County Office Building located at
610 S. Highland Road, Quitman,
All applications/resumes must
be returned to the Brooks County
Office (only) to be considered for
the position. Applications/resumes
will be accepted until the position is
filled. Brooks County. Jail is an
equal opportunity employer and an
"at will employer".

LPN or RN needed
7P 7A
SuwanneeHealth Care Center
S 1620 E. Helvenston St.
Live Oak, FL 32064
Please Contact Angela Akins or
Amelia Tompkins at
Southeast Regional
Home Weekly
Allen Freight Services is now offer-
ing southeast regional runs for class
A drivers who need to be home
weekends. We offei a comprehen-
sive benefit package, late model
equipment and 95% no touch
freight. For more information, ex-
perienced divers may call Randy at
800-632-8769. Inexperienced dri-
vers call Lavonna at 877-440-7890
or you can go to our website-for ba-
sic ..;requirements EOE
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.

Substitute bus drivers
Free training; flexible schedule,
friendly working conditions; re-
warding work. Call Ivan Johnson
with Madison County Schools 850-

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SUnder the Authority of the Self-Service Storage Facility Act, Section 83.805 the de-
scribed below has been seized for nonpayment of rent and other accrued expenses.
Property consists primarily of household & personal goods in units rented by: Deloris
SAkins The property will be sold at auction to the highest bidder as provided by the
SSelf-Storage Facility Act, Section 83.806. The sale will be held Friday, May 18,2007 at
S9:00 A.M., at the Madison Mini Storage, 1098 East U.S. 90, in Madison, Florida. For
further information call 971-5744.


SThe Town of Greenville hereby requests proposals from interested qualified architec-
tural firms for professional services associated with the complete restoration and
Preservation of the historic Ray Charles Childhood Home, as follows:

Overall project design, scope of work, technical and construction administration, and
other similar services for historic preservation improvements to fully restore the struc-
ture to meet Florida Division of Historical Resources standards.

SProposals should include a scope of work, outlining tasks and tentative timetables.
SProposals will be ranked based on the following criteria:

1. Re letant .e .....l l per'I p iinc ..I he firlm and priuti I i eim n nh hi.ltric pr.r-.i
IIn re..i raillsn .nrr reha' bilit.Ul -s pr.)'ri ..' n Iace..rda.lnr- wth thet 're i triu I nir.r
or'- lindardJ Iflr,..n i l p.,inlt i:
2. [1\perir.: n in I..l r lin.ltlin: .anl a IbuuL Lt t..nII r.1.l I.r hin.u ri pr- ioi) prJ i.ll l'
12 1 p.inl i.
3. Re '.inl s ..uLe -tlul riln.r LnL% Illh iminlar mall prijii.l i2u p,,InL*i.
I. I odli..n I lth I ilm nd ..l.iuldlulll i I,- .lia .a nd i.mplitl prijecti t 211 p.2n11 I.
R Fenui r. terenur 1..r r.ili..rk pi e p r.lrtiiin rer.i.radiil.n prij-:L I Ill puini;:

\n Iorinndl and fire o.pil-. If pri.po;al.. mirktd "'RO(PO)%i\L I OR HISTORIC-
PRESLR\ \TItO-N SERlCL\ iL' mitu be rmierltd hb 4:111 P.M.. E.S I \\Ildnte.ld .
NM.1 23. 21n111'.u m ilh In i(l-irk'. Offit.. Gremill- TI..n Hall. IH.4 S\% Old MNlM..n
,uenue, PI. B..\ 234., Grnilllt. FlIrida 32.b3. \TTN: Toin ( lrk. Pr.ipoial. -ill be
sub-iquenlly %iup nd and ranked., nllh a. rd made by Tlon Council at aI lair dllat.
Firms ,ill be nonifiLd if a brilf prLe nation of qualiilkationn htfiure the i oncil i- rie-
quer ltd I' hall mn I indlit.dL fIr Fi.e sFill b, negotlial rd dallr rankinin. i
compli.mttn silh ith Fl.rl (ida ,Cn.ulta.nt. (. mpttllli, Negotlatinion ctl.

Rlqurl.. fr intl.rmali.n .hnould be directed to Mr..Jim Parrikh. truein,'lle SpeLial
Project. _Cn.ulhmnl. atl aS1ist'8 3384.

SThe lt n tof Grmenilli re-erses he right I-. reject anm and all proposal., Io .l ani ani
SirreLularirti or mr inf inirali.e in Ith prnlp..-ul prociee. and to a%,ard tunlra.lcF in Ihe
be-l Inlreril.f the i uhr nn.




PHONE (850) 385-6153

You are invited to bid on a General Contract, including mechanical and electrical work
for the new construction of the Recreation Park Concession for Madison County in
Madison, Florida All Bids must be on a lump sum basis; segregated Bids will not be

The Madison County Board of County Commissioners will receive sealed bids until
1:00 PM, on Friday, June 1, 2007 at Madison County Board of County Commission-
ers, 229 SW Pickney Street, Room 219, Madison, Florida. Bids received after that
time will not be accepted. Bids will be opened publicly and read aloud by the Board at
1:01 PM of the same date.

Copies of the Bidding Documents may be examined at the Architect's office,

Clemons, Rutherford & Associates
2027 Thomasville Road
- T llaniask;e'Florida' *: **'*i' ''' '''' ' '' *

Drawings and Specifications will be available after noon on Wednesday, May 9, 2007.

General:Contractors and Mechanical, Plumbing and Electrical Subcontractors may
obtain copies of.the Bidding Documents at the Architect's office in accordance with the
Instructions to Bidders. Contractors and Subcontractors will be limited to one (1) set
of Bidding Documents. Bidders may receive bid documents in one of the following
manners: (1) pick up bid documents at the Architect=s office; (2) shipped by UPS
ground $15.00 C.O.D. to cover shipping and handling; or (3) mail in a check of $8.00
for handling and your FedEx or UPS account number for shipping.

Madison County Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to waive irregu-
larities and to reject any and all Bids.


5/9, 5/16. 5/23, 5/30

The District Board of Trustees of North Florida Community College will hold its
regular monthly meeting Tuesday, May 15, 2007 at 5:30 p.m. in the NFCC Student
Center Lakeside Room, NFCC, 325 NW'l rner Davis Dr., Madison, FL. A copy of the
agenda may be obtained by writing: NFCC, Office of the President, 325 NW'Turner
Davis Dr., Madison, FL 32340. For disability-related accommodations, contact the
NFCC Office of College Advancement, 850-973-1653. NFCC is an equal access/equal
opportunity employer.
The NFCC Board of Trustees announces its intent to vote upon changes in DBT
Policies #2.16A, #2.16B, and #5.18: Academic Affairs: Students with Disabilities; These
policy revisions are authorized by Fla. Statutes: 1007.264, 1007.265, 1008.29(5);
1007.263(4), 1007.263(5); 1007.263, 1007.264, 1007.265, 1008.29(6), 1009.40 and SBE
Administrative Rules 6A:10.040, 6A: 10.041, 6A: 20.111, and 6A: 10.0311. The eco-
nomic impact to NFCC due to the change is $0. Copies of the policy in question are
available for public review in the Vice President's office at NFCC.
Persons wishing to address this issue may do so by appearing before the Board
at the meeting. Persons wishing to appeal a Board decision related to this issue will
need a record of the proceeding for such an appeal and may, therefore, need to ensure
that a verbatim record is made.


FOR EOC (Emergency Operations Center)

Owner: Madison County Board of County Commissioners
Madison, Florida
Approximately 2,600 sq. ft

The Project:
1. Emergency Operations Center
The project is a new free standing building or buildings.

The County would like the following information:
1. A letter of interest from the Architectural firm
2. A copy of professional insurance policies (errors and omissions) as applicable.
3.Completed Standard Forms 254 and 255(SF254; SF255) which shall include:
a) Resume of proposed staff
b) Experience with Emergency Operations Centers
b) List examples of five (5) recent/new buildings of similar type
c) List of at least five (5) references with County Government

The County reserves the right to reject any or all submissions. The submissions are
due on or before May 25, 2007 at 4:00 pm.
Send all information to:
Allen Cherry, County Coordinator
229 SW Pinckney Street, Suite 219
Madison, FL 32340
The County requests no contact be made in person or b I itelptel r until .i .li.rl li.t
has been prepared.

5/9. 5/16

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IN RE: The Estate of CASE NO.: 2uu7J3u.LP



YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the administration of the estate of BENJAMIN
FRANKLIN KELLEY, JR., deceased, is pending in the Circuit Court in and for Madi-
son County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is the Madison County
I Clerk of Court, Post Office Box 237 Madison, Florida 32341. The names and address-

forth below.

All persons having claims or demands against the estate are required, WITHIN
OF THIS NOTICE to file with the clerk of the above styled court a written statement
of any claim or demand they may have. Each claim must be in writing and must indi-
cate the basis for the claim, the name and address of the creditor or his agent or attor-
ney, and the amount claimed. If the claim is not yet due, the date when it will become
due shall be stated. If the claim is contingent or unliquidated, the nature of the uncer-
tainty shall be stated. If the claim is secured, the security shall bedescribed. The
claimant shall deliver sufficient copies of the claim to the clerk to enable the clerk to
mail one (1) copy to the personal representative.

All persons interested in the estate to whom a copy of this Notice of Administration has
may have that challenge the qualifications of the personal representative, or the venue
or jurisdiction of the Court. ALL CLAIMS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. Date of the first publication of this Notice of Admin-
istration: MAY 2,2007.

Cary A. Hardee, II
Post Office Drawer 450 FRANCES EDENFIELD
Madison, Florida 32341 Personal Representative
Telephone: (850) 973-4007 417 Alan-A-Dale Court
Facsimile: (850) 973-8495 Warner Robbins, GA 31088
Florida Bar No.: 133856
Attorney for the Personal Representative
5/2. 5/9





Wednesday, May 9, 2007


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O'Neal continued out of control, completing one rollover
sequence before coming to a final rest on the vehicle wheels.
The driver was possibly ejected out the rear window of the
car during the rollover. She was found lying on the roadway
when EMS arrived.
O'Neal was taken to the Lee Recreation Park, where she
was airlifted to Shands of Gainesville.
Lee volunteer firefighters and Madison Fire and Rescue also
responded to the wreck.
Other than FHP, no other law enforcement agency respond-
ed to the scene.
FHP Trooper Tom Roderick was the investigating officer.

Brush Fire


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hit by lightning. The first strike occurred when a tree on High-
way 53 North, just south of Architillery Baptist Church was
The second strike occurred on Gadwell Avenue, off High-
way 53 North, when lightning struck a pine tree and burnt ap-
proximately 30 feet around the bottom of the tree.
Cherry Lake Fire Chief Scott Singletary credited his depart-
ment's quick response in containing that fire.
"It could have gotten real bad if the department hadn't re-
acted so quickly," he said.
Cherry Lake Fire and Rescue was the only department to re-
spond to the lightning-struck trees, which ignited in blazes.

Sa_ 7'l 0l7hto.

Stolen Van

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Madison Fire and Rescue and the Pinetta Volunteer Fire Depart-
ment were all dispatched to the scene to locate the vehicle and
determine if any one was in it.
The minivan was found about 150 feet off the bank of the
river where County Highway 150 crosses. The area is known as
Belleville. The Lowndes County, Georgia Dive Team was re-
quested and they responded to the scene. The van was found to
be unoccupied and a check of the license plate showed the vehi-
cle listed as the City of Madison earlier in the week.
A large wrecker was called to bring the van out of the river
and up the steep bank so it could be transported to the Madison
Police Department for further processing.

World War II

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tional Airport. should arrive back in Valdosta at 9 p.m.
that evening. Johnson said they would be fed hot meals going up
and coming back on the flight.
Approximately 100 etrnis, with caretakers for every three
or four will fly out of Valdosta. Louise Herring, wife of M.C.
Herring will travel as a caretaker.
M.C. Herring was on the aircraft carrier, USS Hornet, dur-
ing World War II. The ship, which was named after the original
Hornet, which was lost at sea during Jimmy Doolittle's raid on
Tokyo, took part in the sinking of the Japanese battleship Yama-
SHerring served on the Hornet from 1943 until the war's end
in 1945.


Woman Injured

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