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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: July 25, 2007
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Madison -- Madison
Coordinates: 30.466389 x -83.415278 ( Place of Publication )
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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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THE SPIRIT OF MADISON COUNTY


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Madison County

Commissioners Set

Tentative Millage At 8.082
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc. Madison
The Madison County Corn- County
mission set the tentative millage Deemed
rate at 8.082 mills for the upcom- Count of
ing budget workshops. ounty
Clerk of the Court Tim Special F
Sanders, the county's finance di- Financial
rector, said that the state had ad- Concern"
vised that the commission set the ,
village at that number, since the county lias been
deemed a "County of Special Financial Concern."
"The state has recommended that the county not go
below that number in the next fiscal year," Sanders said.
Commissioner Alfred Martin made the motion to set
Please see County Millage, Page 16A


City Commissioners Set

Tentative Millage


*Commissioner Jim Stanley (shown)
made the motion to set the tentative
millage.
*Commissioner Judy McGhee sec-
onded the motion.


-By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Madison City Commission set their tentative
village rate at 6.5746 mills at their Tuesday, July 10,
board meeting.
Commissioner Jim Stanley made the motion to set
Sthe. tentative millage. Commissioner Judy McGhee sec-
onded the motion.
Commissioners also voted to allow Mayor Jim
Please see City Millage, Page 16A


That Darn FCAT:

Missing Tests Found
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Tests
(FCATs).that were missing have been found.
Fifty tenth-grade reading tests were found in the
warehouse of the company that handles test scoring for
the Florida Department of Education.
Madison County High School has requested that the
S Florida Department of Education recalculate the letter
grade for the school. The high school was only 10 points
away from a "C" when they were awarded a "D" earlier
in the month.
There is no guarantee whether or not the newly-
found tests will increase the letter grade at the school,
but officials hope that it will.


Man Seriously


Injured In Wreck
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A Madison man was seriously injured in an accident*
at midnight on Sunday, July 22.
According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, Carl-
ton Langford, 63, was southbound on Rocky Ford Road
when he drove his 2004 Ford Ranger pickup off the road-
way onto the west shoulder into a deep ditch.
The Ranger became airborne as it exited the ditch
and siled over the driveway of 1045 Rocky Ford Road.
While in the air, the vehicle rotated to its left side and
struck an oak tree with its hood and windshield.
The pickup came to a final rest on all four wheels.
Langford was transported to South Georgia Medical
Center in Valdosta, Ga.
FHP Trooper Manuel Smyrnios was the investigat-
ing officer.



2 Sections, 28 Pages
Around M adison County................................................... 5-7A
Bridal.......................... ......................................................8A
C hurch. ............... ... .... .......................... ............ Section B
C lassifieds................. ... ........ ....................... 14A
H e alhh .... ............. .. ..................... .................................. 12 13 A
L egals......... . ................................................... ..................... .. 15A
R regional C rim e. ...... ............. .................. ............................ 4A
V iew points............................................. .... .................... 2-3A


Arsenic Levels In Lake Francis


Deemed Safe By FWC

By Jessica Higginbotham .
Greene Publishing, Inc. .. '
According to Chuck ..
Hitchcock, Community
Development officer for I. .",
Madison, the levels of ar- -
senic in the sediments of
Lake Francis are not
enough to pose a signifi- .
cant health risk to hu-
mans who consume the
fish.
The levels of arsenic
in Lake Francis are 3.9 e
parts per million, ten
times more than EPA
screening levels. Al-
though the concentration
of arsenic is 3.9 PPM, the e
lake is still deemed ""-
healthy by the EPA. The 44.
EPA allows a healthy con-
tamination of .39 to 39
PPM of arsenic in sedi- ..
ments. This means that a ,
person could be exposed
to 39 PPM of arsenic for ,lt Pt'/ '.li,, h, ,. .... ,, i. .,.. i /h I
30 years and still be healthy.
Arsenic is a naturally occurring element, and is Carissa Blanton
found in many places around the world. In (pictured with
Louisiana, most sediment deposits average about 12 her sister Lea)
PPM of arsenic, though some are even more. The ar- is a sixth
senic contained in the sediments under some bodies grader
of water in Louisiana reached over 20 PPMI. While at Madison
those levels are still within EPA standards, they are County Central
high enough to require clean iup). School. Carissa
The arsenic was discovered after the City of has concerns about
Madison organized a clean up effort directed at Lake Lake Francis.
Please see Lake Francis, Page 16A -- .


Cowboys Competing In
Babe Ruth Southeast Regional Tournament


Photo Submitted
The Madison County Cowboys 18 and under Babe Ruth League team won their
first two games in the Southeast Regional Tournament in Tarboro, N.C. and were only
one of two undefeated teams before falling 8-4 to Oviedo on Monday night.The Cow-
boys were scheduled to play the winner of the Tennessee-North Carolina game at 5
p.m.Tuesday afternoon.The Madison County High School Cowboys baseball team is
looking forward to having a phenomenal year. Pictured back row, left to right: Terry
Barrs, assistant coach; Jamie Carroll, assistant coach; Blake Sapp; Eli Sprenkle;
Jaccobi McDaniel; Jordan Carroll; Evan Schnitker; Adam Gudz; Bryanne Wethering-
ton; and Barney Myers, head coach. Front row, left to right: Sean Oliver, Scott Pleas-
ant, Greg Thompson, Trent Ragans, Joseph Williams, Ricky Craddock, Caleb Holden,
Clay Sapp, John McDonald and Robert Brown. Go, Cowboys!

Workshop Set To "Save Our Children And Save Our Schools"
By Jacob Bembry Pineland Missionary Baptist Church in
Greene Publishing, Inc. Madison.
All parents and guardians of Madi- "If you're interested in the educa-
son County school "If you're interested in tion and future of
children are invited the education and future of our children,
to be guests of hon- our children, you're encour- you're encouraged
or at a kick-off pro- aged to attend and become to attend and be-
gram, designed to partners with us," said Gwen come partners with
"Save Our Children Hubbard us," said Gwen
and Save Our Hubbard, the
Schools." The program is slated for School District's Director of Federal
Thursday, August 16, from 7-9 p.m. at Please see Worksop, Page 16A


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Sixteen-Year-Old

Seriously Injured
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A 16-year-old girl was
seriously injured as she
fell off the hood of a car on
June 28.
According to her fa-
ther, John, Melissa Acerra,
of Lee, spent five of seven
days in the Intensive Care
Unit at Archbold Hospital
in Thomasville, Ga.
According to a Florida
Highway Patrol report, the
accident was not reported
to them until two days lat-
er. The case was turned
over to them by the Madi-
son County Sheriff's Of-
fice.
In the report, it indi-
cates that a 1999 Ford was
parked east on Rocky
Springs Church Road. Ac-
erra and another teenage
passenger rode on the
hood of the car. The driver
stepped on the brakes,
causing Acerra to fall of
the hood and into the road.
Acerra was immediate-
ly transported to Madison
County Memorial Hospi-
tal. While there, the other
teenagers gave false state-
ments to law officers re-
garding the crash, claim-
ing that Acerra was in-
volved in a four-wheeler
crash.
Acerra is now at home
recovering from the effects
of the crash, which includ-
ed swelling of the brain.


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VIEWPOINTS & OPINIONS


Open House Honors

Ron Cichon 1


Wandering
With The Publisher
Mary Ellen Greene
Columnist


have been doing for years in Madison,
The Greene Family extends to Ron a wonderful re-
tirement, and a thank-you for "being our friend" these
many years of publishing together in our various coun-
ties. And, we wish Emerald, Cheltsie, and Brooke good
luck with their new publication. What fun they will
have in Jefferson County where so many of their rela-
tives and friends already live.
The baton has passed.
"Nuff said....Bye for now.... See 'ya.


At the reception for Ron Cichon in Monticello, I was
so happy to see again, and chat with Tracy Jackson, right,
whose family owns the Jackson Drug Stores in Monticel-
lo and Greenville. Tracy and I were in first grade togeth-
er in 1944-45 at Madison Elementary School, and were
best friends. Then, she moved with her family to Valdos-
ta, Ga. We lost track of each other for many years, and
then one day, after she moved to Jefferson County, we
met again at an Aucilla Christian Academy ballgame.
She asked "Do you remember me? I was Tracy Blanton in
elementary school, and we knew each other in the first
grade?" What a wonderful reunion we had that night, and
it has been so good to see her and her family over the
years. The old adage, "Once a friend, always a friend," is
so very true. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald
Greene Kinsley, July 14, 2007)
More than 200 people turned out Saturday evening,
July 14, for an informal community "get-together" at
the May House on East Washington Street in Monticel-
lo to honor former Monticello News publisher, Ron Ci-
chon, who recently retired.
The attendees, many of whom stayed for the dura-
tion of the two-hour event, included past and present
Jefferson County elected officials, business and com-
munity leaders, former employees, friends, and family
members.
Among those attending were: Jefferson County
Commissioners Felix "Skeet" Joyner and Danny Mon-
roe, Jefferson County Sheriff David Hobbs, Monticello
Police Chief David Frisby, Jefferson County Council-
men Gerrold Austin and Tom Vogelgesang, Monticello
Mayor Jdlie- Conley; Jeffprson County ,Judge Bobby
aiaines, Attorney Michael Reichnian, former Monticello
Ne1Ms Edit5' bottle' Millei; former Monticelld News Of-
fice Manager Shirley Rudd, Monticello News columnists
Dennis Foggy and Merry Ann Frisby, retired minister
and community leader Dick Bailar, retired Madison
County Publisher Tommy Greene and his wife Mary
Ellen (this columnist), and the new Monticello News
Publisher, Emerald Greene Kinsley, and her husband
Paul and daughters, Cheltsie and Brooke.
Ron and wife, Pat, made sure to greet each newcom-
er at the door of the grand old May house and made
them feel welcome. Visitors were then free to mingle
and converse with the other guests, as well as enjoy the
refreshments and finger foods that Carrie Ann & Com-
pany Caterers provided.
Copies of two Monticello newspapers were on dis-
play boards in one of the rooms graphically told the sto-
ry. One was a copy of a Feb. 19, 1976, edition of the
News, showing a photo of young and dark-haired Ci-
chon, with an accompanying headline proclaiming him
the new publisher of the paper. The second was a copy
of the June 29, 2007, edition of the News, showing a
gray-hair and bearded Cichon, standing next to a smil-
ing Emerald Greene Kinsley The accompanying head-
line stated "New Publisher Is Now At Helm of Monticel-
lo News." #
It seems like only yesterday that The Husband was
President of Florida Press Association (1975-76) and he
nominated Ron to the Board of Directors. How time has
flown through the years. We have many wonderful
memories of our children going with us to conventions
and press events all over the United States. Perhaps the
most memorial was in 1976 when we represented the
State of Florida at the. National Newspaper Association
meeting, and met such icons as President and Mrs. Ger-
ald Ford, Henry Kissinger, and other leaders of the
years.
Ron has given as the reason for his retirement a de-
sire to slow down and enjoy life more fully, at the same
time acknowledging that the news industry doesn't hold
the same appeal for him that it once did, after 46 years
in the business.
Cichon got his start in journalism as editor of an
Air Force publication in 1962, at age 18. Following his
military service, he went to work for a community-
based newspaper organization in South Florida and
worked his way up the ranks, from reporter to editor to
sales director to general manager. In the process, he
helped to turn around the paper and make it a money-
maker. All the while, he dreamed of owning his own
newspaper, which he finally accomplished in 1976 with
the purchase of the News.
Our daughter, Emerald, began working at our news-
papers when she was about three years old. The Hus-
band would get Emerald, William and Harvey up every
Thursday morning at daylight to help deliver the news-
paper before they went to school. In the afternoons, the
children would come to the office and help in whatever
capacity they were needed. Thus began her "love" of
the publishing business.
The new corporation at the Monticello News is titled
ECB, for Emerald, Cheltsie, and Brooke. The girls love
the media business as does their mom, and they will be
working with the newspaper there one day just as they


Attorneys for the D.C.
citizens who challenged
the local handgun control
law said Tuesday they will
join in urging the
Supreme Court to hear the.
city's appeal. They will op-
pose an extension of time
to file the city's petition,
however.
Local government offi-
cials in Washington, D.C.,
announced Monday they
will appeal to the Supreme
Court in a major test case
on the meaning of the Sec-
ond Amendment. The key
issue in the coming peti-
tion will be whether the
Amendment protects an
individual right to have
guns. in one's.home an
issue 'on which there is
*now a clear conflict among,
federal Circuit Courts.
The city will be defending
the constitutionality of a
local handgun control law
that is regarded as the
strictest in the nation.
The petition would
have been due Aug. 7, but
city officials said Monday
that they would ask Chief
Justice John G. Roberts,
Jr., for a 30-day extension
of time to file the case.
Mayor Adrian M. Fenty
and city Attorney General
Linda Singer disclosed the
appeal plan at a press con-
ference, along with local
Police Chief Cathy Lanier.
(A news release announc-
ing the action can be
found here ) The Mayor
said: "We have made the
determination that this
law can and should be de-
fended and we are willing
to take our case to the
highest court in the land
to protect the city's resi-
dents. Our handgun law
has saved countless lives
- keeping guns out of the
hands of those who would
hurt others or them-
selves."
The D.C. Circuit Court
ruled on March 9 that the
Second Amendment does
guarantee an individual
right to possess a gun at
least within one's own
home. The ruling was the
first by a federal appeals
court to strike down a gun
control law based on that
view of the Amendment's
reach. The case is Parker,
et al., v. District of Colum-
bia (Circuit docket 04-
7041). On May 8, the Cir-
cuit Court refused by a 6-4
vote to rehear the case en
banc. The mandate is
scheduled to be issued
Aug. 7, but will be with-
held after the city files its
Supreme Court petition.
Thus, the existing gun law
would remain in effect
temporarily.
In an earlier filling in
the D.C. Circuit, city offi-


cials said their appeal to
the Supreme Court would
present some variation of
these questions: "(1)
whether the panel majori-
ty's decision conflicts with
the Supreme Court's deci-
sion in United States v.
Miller, 307 U.S. 174 (1939),
as Judge [Karen LeCraft]
Henderson concluded in
dissenting from the panel
majority's decision; (2)
whether the Second
Amendment protects
firearms possession or use
that is not associated with
service in a State militia;
(3) whether the Amend-
ment applies differently to
the District because of its
constitutional status, as
Judge Henderson also con-
cluded; and (4) whether
the challenged laws repre-
sent reasonable regulation
of whatever rights the
Amendment protects."


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Ron Cichon, former Publisher of the Monticello
News, is enjoying a moment with his family at a re-
itrement event in his honor. Left to right are: Eric
Rogers; Pat Cichon; Ron Cichon, Jamie Rogers, and
Mylie Rogers. (Greene Publishing, Inc. photo by Emerald
Greene Kinsley, July 14, 2007)


The city noted that the
panel had acknowledged
that its ruling conflicts
with decisions "of most
other federal courts of ap-
peals, many State courts,
and the highest local court
in this jurisdiction, the
District of Columbia
Court of Appeals."
The Circuit Court
majority found that one
of the six Washington
residents who filed the
challenge to the local gun
control law had a right to
bring the lawsuit. That
individual is Dick Antho-
ny Heller, a special police
officer who works at the
Federal Judicial Center
(home of the Administra-
tive Office of U.S. Courts)
near Capitol Hill in
Washington. He is li-
censed to carry a. hand-
gun on his job, but he ap-
plied for permission to


have a pistol in his home;
he was denied a license
under the local law.
Heller has said in court
papers that he lives in a
high-crime neighborhood
in the city.
Heller, according to
the Circuit Court, :had
standing to sue to chal-
lenge the gun registra-
tion provisions of the lo-
cal law, as well' as the
clause that bars anyone
from carrying a pistol
without a license and a
provision requiring all
owners of licensed guns
to keep them disassem-
bled or with a trigger
lock engaged when not in
use.,
The D.C. law Tas"een iii
effect for nearly 31 years
- since September 1976.
The lawsuit to strike it
down was filed in Febru-
ary 2003.


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Established 1964
A weekly newspaper [USPS 324 800] designed for the express
reading pleasures of the people of its circulation area, be they past, pre-
sent or future residents.
Published weekly by Greene Publishing, Inc., 1695 South State
Road 53, Madison, Florida 32340. Periodicals postage PAID at the Post
Office in Madison, Florida 32340.
POSTMASTER: Send address changes to MADISON COUNTY
CARRIER, P.O. Drawer 772, Madison, FL 32341-0772.
This newspaper reserves the right to reject any advertisement, news
matter, or subscriptions that, in the opinion of the management, will not
be for the best interest of the county and/or the owners of this newspaper,
and to investigate any advertisement submitted.
All photos given to Greene Publishing, Inc. for publication in this
newspaper must be picked up no later than 6 months from the date they are
dropped off. Greene Publishing, Inc. will not be responsible for photos
beyond said deadline.


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Lee Limelight
Jacob Bembry
Columnist


Peanut Boil, Open Microphone
Sing And Birthdays
The young ladies at Midway Church of God (as well
as a few grown women and a couple of males) showed
up Sunday to help decorate my sister, Abbie's room. She
was even given a daybed by Mary Pate and her mother,
Lenora. Helping with the decorating were Mary Pate,
Lenora Pate, James Phillips, Margie Phillips, Tiffany
Phillips, Rebecca Phillips, Bethany Phillips, Lori
Blount, Ashlyn Blount, J.W. Phillips, Georgia Phillips
and Emmie Phillips. (I hope I didn't forget anyone.) Fol-
lowing the decorating, a short church service was held
inside the home. Abbie loves the way everyone helped
with the home. Thank you all so much. God bless you
all!
Lee Pentecostal Assembly will host its monthly
open microphone sing on Friday, August 3, at the
church. Everyone is welcome to attend. A covered dish
dinner will be held during intermission.
Midway Church of God will host its annual peanut
boil on Saturday, August 4, beginning at 5 p.m. Special
entertainment for the day will feature the Singing Re-
flectsons. Come out and enjoy great boiled peanuts, fel-
lowship and great gospel music.
Nicholas Sanders, Carissa Blanton, Thomas Davis
III and Keith Ruff celebrate their birthdays on Wednes-
day, July 25. Jason Mayfield, Eugene Mitchell and Deb-
bie Wagner celebrate their birthdays on Friday, July 27.
Rich and Ginny Quackenbush will celebrate their
anniversary on Friday, July 27.
Miranda Reynolds celebrated her Sweet 16 birthday
this past Sunday, July 22. Hope you had a happy one,
cousin!
That's all the news for this week! Have a great one!
May God bless each and every one of you!



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Unpopular Wars
Let me start by stating the obvious: the war in Iraq
is unpopular with the American people and is becoming
more unpopular by the day. It wasn't that way four
years ago when our lightning invasion of Iraq routed
their military and deposed dictator Saddam Hussein,
but that was then and this is now.
But this isn't the first unpopular war our nation has
had to contend with. The American Revolution from
1776-1783 was tenuous from the start. The majority of
Americans did not support independence from Britain
- they were either dead set against it or ambivalent, so
the revolutionaries had their hands full with their own
countrymen as well as the British. After a miserable
first year where Washington barely kept his rag-tag
army together in a losing retreat, the Americans sur-
vived the terrible winter at Valley Forge. Finally five
years later, Cornwallis allowed himself to get bottled-up
at Yorktown by a combination of Washington's troops
and the French fleet. The English surrender tipped the
scales in Britain against this further costly war and
American independence was sealed two years later by
treaty
The War of 1812 was not much better. For all the
credit we give our namesake James Madison, this war
was probably his lowest moment. English soldiers in-
vaded the mid-Atlantic region and torched the new cap-
ital of Washington. If not for the fact that England had
bigger fish (Napoleon) to fry and Jackson's last minute
triumph at New Orleans, the grand American experi-
ment might have died in infancy.
The Civil War from 1861-65 was the most controversy
sial and costly in our nation's history. More than 600,000
blue and gray soldiers died in the service of our divided
nation. The South was positively devastated and it took
the better part of a century to recover. In the North,
draft riots in New York during 1863 uncovered a bitter
strain of resentment to the war.
World War I began as a popular notion when Amer-
ica joined the nearly three-year-old war in 1917. Two-
hundred-thousand American boys died in France, ei-
ther from battle or the disease of Spanish flu which
swept across the world during the winter of 1918-19.
When the politicians botched the peace at Versailles the
next summer, we became very embittered that our sac-
rifice had been for naught. A generation later, we paid
the price for that failure with an even more costly war.
World War II was, for the most part, a popular war.
We were attacked; we faced a clear and present danger;
and the entire country was mobilized to defeat our ene-
mies. The threat of the Fascism we faced in Germany
and Japan became clearer as the war progressed; it was
an evil that had to be purged.
The two greatest conflicts that involved the United
States during the Cold War against Communism were
Korea and Vietnam. Both were highly controversial.
The three-year war on the Korean peninsula led to an
armistice, not a victory The Truman Administration
was hounded out of office by this result. In Vietnam,
the war simply lasted too long and the enemy proved to
be more resilient than we were they waited us out. Up
to now, it was the greatest foreign policy black mark in
our nation's history
The 1990-91 Gulf War was short-lived and popular.
Our coalition held together and pushed the invading
Iraqis out of Kuwait. Our objective was limited and rel-
atively easy to achieve.
Following the 9/11 attacks in 2001, our initial re-
sponse in Afghanistan was well received by the Ameri-
can people. In 2003, there was some initial controversy
over the attack against Saddam Hussein's government,
but our initial success seemed to quell most doubts. As
time wore on and the insurgency unearthed within the
Sunni minority, the national mood has gradually
turned against the war. As well-intentioned as the idea
of creating democracy within Islam is, it appears to be
beyond our grasp.
What is to be learned from this tour of history?
First of all, time is against us. If we can achieve our ob-
jectives quickly, that is good; if the affair drags out, that
is bad. Second, if we can achieve our objectives within
our own resources, that works in our favor. Where we
get into trouble is when we have to count on the efforts
of others as is the case with the Iraqis. Third, we have
become casualty-averse. In previous wars, the Ameri-
can people would not have blinked at the casualty rate
we have suffered in Iraq, but these are different times.
And last, we have faced other unpopular wars in our
history We survived them, and we'll survive this one as
well.





James Howell Herndon vs. Hollie H. Herndon-disso-
lution of marriage
Ronald Wallace and Judy Rasmussen vs. Jeanine
Mosier-contracts and damage
Crystal Jones vs. Joseph C. Homan-domestic in-
junction
Old Blue Springs, LLC vs. Paul and Jean Fuller and
Samantha Graham-mortgage foreclosure
Stacey M. Hawkins and Department of Revenue vs.
Andre S. Hatchett-other domestic
Kimberly Annette Hall and Department of Revenue
vs. Loranya B. Haynes-other domestic









4A Madison County Carrier www.greenepublishin2.com Wedneqday, July 25, 2007




LOCAL & REGIONAL CRIME BLOTTER


,Madison County


\ CRIMEE BEAT

ALL SUSPECTS SHOULD BE CONSIDERED INNOCENT
UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW

Woman Arrested

For Shoplifting
A Madison woman was ;;--
arrested for shoplifting on
Sunday, July 22.
According to a Madison -
Police Department report,
Jannie Lavett Hodge, 32, exit-
ed CVS with several items in
a buggy without paying. Rec-
ognizing this to be the defen-
dant's method of shoplifting,
Sgt. William Greene had Sgt.
Chris Cooks look for Hodge.
The manager was able to
capture a still picture from
the store camera, which Jannie Lavett Hodge
proved to be Hodge. While
Greene and the manager were attempting to figure out
how to print the picture, Hodge entered the store again
and offered to pay for paper towels and toilet paper,
which she had taken. Greene told her that he also need-
ed the air freshener. She denied several times that she
had the air freshener. When told there was a picture of
her on the store's security camera taking the air fresh-
ener, she produced a can of Febreeze from under her car
seat.
Hodge was arrested and taken to the Madison Coun-
ty Jail.


Preliminary Fatality Report For

The 2007 July Fourth Holiday Period


Thirty-one people were
killed in crashes investigated
by Florida Highway Patrol
troopers over the six-day July
4th holiday driving period,
which began July 3 and ended
July 8, 2007.
During this period, troop-
ers charged 167 people with
driving under the influence;
issued 7,589 speeding cita-
tions; issued 1,426 seatbelt
and child restraint citations;
and assisted 4,225 motorists
on Florida's highways.
The Florida Highway Pa-
trol again participated in Op-
eration C.A.R.E. (Combined
Accident Reduction Effort), a
national program aimed at re-
ducing the number of traffic
crashes on interstate high-
ways during holiday periods.
During the official holiday
driving period (Tuesday, July
3, through Sunday July 8,
2007), the Florida Highway
Patrol investigated 2,270 col-
lisions.
The statistical informa-
tion provided below repre-
sents preliminary figures and
covers only those crashes in-
vestigated by Florida High-
way Patrol troopers.
The 31 deaths occurred
in 28 separate traffic crashes.
16 fatalities (or 52 %)


occurred during the hours of 18%) presently classified as
darkness. not alcohol related.
Of the 28 traffic crashes, Of the 31 deaths, 4 (or
23 (or 82 %) remain listed as 13%) were pedestrians, 2 (or
pending test results; with 5 (or 6%.) were bicyclists and 1 (or


3%) was riding a go-cart.
67 % of those killed in
vehicles normally equipped
with safety belts were not
wearing their belts.


Date Troop County Fatality Related Restraints
7/4/07 A Escambia Driver Pending Yes
7/3/07 A Bay Driver Pending Yes
7/4/07 B Marion Driver Pending No
7/3/07 B Levy Driver No Yes
7/3/07 C Hillsborough Driver No No
7/5/07 C Pinellas Driver Pending No
7/6/07 C Pinellas Pedestrian No N/A
7/6/07 C Pasco Driver Pending No
7/7/07 C Hernando Driver Pending No
7/8/07 C Hernando Driver Pending No
*7/6/07 D Lake Driver Pending No
*7/6/07 D Lake Passenger Pending Yes
*7/8/07 E Miami-Dade Driver Pending No
*7/8/07 E Miami-Dade Passenger Pending No
7/6/07 E Monroe Pedestrian Pending N/A
7/4/07 F Sarasota Driver No Yes
7/7/07, F Lee Pedestrian Pending N/A
7/7/07 F Manatee Go-Cart Driver Pending N/A
*7/7/07 F Lee Driver Pending No
*7/7/07 F Lee Passenger Pending No
7/8/07 F Manatee Bicyclist Pending N/A
7/8/07 F Desoto Driver Pending No
7/6/07 G Union Driver Pending No
7/7/07 H Wakulla Driver Pending No
7/8/07 H Taylor Bicyclist Pending N/A
7/6/07 K St. Lucie Passenger No No
7/7/07 K Orange Pedestrian Pending N/A
7/6/07 L St. Lucie Driver Pending No
7/6/07 L St. Lucie Driver Pending Yes
7/8/07 L St. Lucie Driver Pending Yes
7/8/07 L Palm Beach Driver Pending Yes


Miami Woman Convicted Of


Selling Stolen Diamonds


R. Alexander Acosta, United States Attorney for
the Southernr Disttidt of Flotida, and Jdnathan I.
Solomon, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of
Investigation, Miami Field Office, announced yester-
day's conviction of defendant Carolina Eyzaguirre, of
Miami, Florida, for her participation in the sale of
stolen diamonds to an undercover officer.
Eyzaguirre was convicted after trial on all counts
of a three-count Indictment. Count 1 charged that
Eyzaguirre conspired with Jose Sanchez to possess
goods valued at more than $1,000 that had been stolen
from a vehicle traveling as an interstate shipment of
freight. Counts 2 and 3 charged that on May 9 and May
10, 2007, Eyzaguirre possessed diamonds that had been
stolen from a vehicle traveling as an interstate ship-
ment of freight.
According to the evidence at trial, the diamonds
had been stolen in October 2006 from a car stopped at a
gas station in Delray Beach. The victim was a diamond
dealer who had traveled to Florida from New York in
order to meet with Florida jewelry stores. On May 9,
2007, while under FBI surveillance, Eyzaguirre met
with an undercover detective from the Palm Beach
Sheriff's Office and negotiated the sale of two dia-
monds for $6,400. The following day, Eyzaguirre met
with the same undercover detective and negotiated the
sale of an additional 28 diamonds for $80,400. Eyza-
guirre's co-conspirator, Sanchez, participated in the
meetings by telephone from the Krome Detention Cen-


Protect Yourself

from Identity Theft
Provided by Brad Bashaw, Edward Jones
First, the bad news: There's still plenty of identity theft
out there. Now, the better news: There's not as much as in
previous years. And now, the best news: You can do a lot to
protect yourself from being victimized.
If you're not familiar with the concept of identity theft,
it basically involves someone getting some pieces of infor-
mation about you name, Social Security number, credit
card numbers, "pre-approved" credit card offers and using
this data to make purchases or withdraw funds from your
accounts.
In 2006, some 8.4 million Americans were hit by iden-
tity fraud but that's half a million fewer victims than the
year before, according to a study conducted by Javelin
Strategy & Research. The study also found that, in 2006, the
average victim of an existing account fraud paid $587, out
of pocket, in consumer costs associated with the fraud,
while victims of new accounts opened in their name paid,
on average, $617.
The overall decline in identity theft.may indicate that
more people are acting to protect themselves but the aver-
age cost per person shows that fraud victims still can get
hurt. How can you reduce the chances of being victimized
by identity theft? Here are some suggestions:
Shield your credit card from prying eyes and ears.
Thieves can now use camera cell phones to take photos of
your credit cards while you're making purchases. Don't pull
your credit card out from your wallet or purse until the
moment you're going to use it, and put it away after it's
used. If you're making a contribution over the phone to a
political or non-profit group, don't give out your credit card
number unless you're sure the organization is legitimate.
Use secure sites when shopping online. Before giving
out your credit card number to make a purchase on the
Internet, make sure you're on a secure site one that begins
with https://. (The "s" stands for "secure.") Also, the site
should display a small lock or other security seal.
Shred those documents. If you are purging old investment
statements, tax returns and bank documents, use a shredder.
And while you have the shredder out, use it on pre-
approved credit card offers.
Go "virtual". Try to replace paper statements from
banks, financial services providers and credit card issuers -
with online versions. Many businesses will be quite happy
to save the cost and expense of mailing account statements
to you.
Check your bank statements. Whether you get your
bank statements online or on paper, check them at least a
few times a month. If you find a transaction that looks unfa-
miliar or questionable, call your bank to find out more
details.
Get your credit report annually. To request a copy of
your credit report, you can call the three main credit
bureaus: Equifax (1-800-685-1111), Experian (1-888-397-
3742) and Trans Union (1-800-888-4213). Check your
report closely for "surprises" or unaccounted activity.
Guard your personal information. Don't carry around
your Social Security card in your wallet. In fact, unless it's
truly necessary, as when you're filing official papers, don't
give out your Social Security number. Also, change the PIN
number on your cash card once in a while.
Identity thieves are clever so do whatever it takes to
keep them out of your life.

Brad Bashaw EdwardJones
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
www.edwardjones.com
Serving Individual Investors Since 1871


ter, where he.was being detainet pending'deportation
'proceedings: Eyzaotire -asN^tkstedl follWingghe
meeting on May 10, 2007. Her belongings Si'dFa 'storage
locker in southern Miami-Dade County were searched
and tens of thousands of loose gemstones, including
diamonds, garnets, blue topaz, citrine, and amethysts
were recovered.
After a five-day trial, a West Palm Beach jury re-
turned a verdict of guilty on all three counts. Sen-
tencing will be held before the Hon. Daniel T. K. Hurley
at 2:00 p.m., October 19, 2007, in West Palm Beach. As
to the first count, Eyzaguirre faces a maximum of five
years' imprisonment, and, as to Counts 2 and 3, Eyza-
guirre faces a maximum of ten years' imprisonment
on each count. Following her term of imprisonment,
Eyzaguirre faces a maximum of three years' super-
vised release as to each count, and the Court can im-
pose a fine of up to $250,000 on each of the three
counts.
Acosta commended the Federal Bureau of Investi-
gation and the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office for
their coordinated efforts in investigating this offense.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attor-
ney Ann Marie Villafafia.

$1,000 REWARD
for the return and conviction of whoever stole my
RED KAWASAKI MULE 550


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If you know of anyone who has come into
possession of.a red Kawasaki Mule since
Friday, July 13th, please call 850-973-4001
and give them your information.
It could be worth $1,000. No questions asked.


Find out about these and more in your local paper Public Notice
Stay Informed.
Read your public notices.
www.floridapublicnotices.com


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AROUND MADISON COUNTY


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Virginia "Ginny"
Carolina Hankins
Burns
Virginia 'Ginny" Car-
olina Hankins Burns, 85,
died Sunday, July 22, 2007,
at her home in Madison,
Florida in the presence of
her three daughters.
Funeral services will
be Wednesday, July 25, 2007
at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's
Episcopal Church, Madi-
son. The family received
friends Tuesday, July 24,
2007 from 6-8 p.m. at Beggs
Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers dona-
tions may be made to St.
Mary's Episcopal Church
Memorial Fund, RO. Box
411, Madison, Florida
32341.
Beggs Funeral Home is
in charge of arrange-
ments.
Burns, the daughter of
the late William Garland
"Doc" and Frances Jones
Hankins, was born and
raised in Kissimmee,
Florida. Upon graduation
from Osceola High School
as class valedictorian,
Burns moved to Jack-
sonville, where she attend-
ed Massey Business
School. After graduation,
she returned to Kissimmee
to work as secretary to
Murray Overstreet, Assis-
tant State Attorney She
later became a civil service
employee, relocating to
Biloxi, Mississippi to work
at Keesler Field where she
met her husband, Robert
Edward "Bob" Burns, to
whom she remained happi-
ly married until his death
in 1990. As an Air Force
wife, she and her family
moved from Mississippi to
Pennsylvania, then to Cali-
fornia. Upon retirement
from the Air Force, she re-
turned to Tallahassee in
1964 for her husband to
earn his PH.D at FSU, and
then moved to Madison, FL
in 1965, where she re-
mained until her death.
While in Madison, Burns
attained her AA degree at
North Florida Junior Col-
lege, becoming very in-
volved with acting and cos-
tume design for the college
drama department.
Burns was a devoted
Episcopalian, avid bridge
player with the Wednesday
Afternoon Bridge Club, en-
thusiastic gardener, and
friend to many She was ac-
tive in the Episcopal
Church Women's group,
Daughters of the Ameri-
can Revolution, and espe-
cially enjoyed her dinners
and games with her "birth-
day group."
Burns was preceded in
death by her husband of 44
years, Dr. Robert Edward
"Bob" Burns; six brothers
James Garland "Buster",
William Foster, Ben Mil-
ner, Joseph Banks, Robert
Bruce "Shorty" and Walter
Jarrel "Doc"; sisters Min-
da Frances and Mary
Melissa "Teets". She is
survived by her three lov-
ing.and devoted daughters
Melissa Burns Hines of
Hoover, Alabama; Anne
Burns Glass of Tallahas-
see; and Mary Caroline
Burns of Decatur, Georgia;
four grandchildren Lynne
French Davis of Miami;
Brian French of Lee; Jay
Hines of Washington D.C.,
and Katie Hines of Birm-
ingham, Alabama; and one
great-grandson, Drew
French.


Every Friday
New Life Christian
Church Int'l has a clothes
closet open on Fridays
from 9 11 a.m. If you or
anyone you know is in
need, we are located at: 407
SW Old U.S. 90, Madison,
32340. Take U.S. 90 west,
just outside the city limits
and they are on the left
side of the road.
Every
Tuesday Saturday
The Diamonds in the
Ruff Adoption Program at
the Suwannee Valley Hu-
mane is open every Tues-
day through Saturday
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is
located at 1156 S.E Bisbee
Loop Lee, FL, 32340. For a
healthy lifestyle adopt an
animal and they will make
your life more fulfilled.
For more information or
directions call (866) 236-
7812 or (850) 971-9904.
Third Tuesday
of Each Month
The Greater Greenville
Area Diabetes Support
Group is a free educational
service and support for di-
abetes and those wanting
to prevent diabetes. The
group meets the third
Tuesday of each month at
the Greenville Public Li-
brary Conference Room at
312 SW Church Street,
Greenville, 11 11:30 a.m.
Everyone is welcome!
Third Wednesday
of Each Month
The Madison County
Health Education. Club is
holding a free educational
service and support for
people interested in pre-
venting or controlling: dia-
betes, high blood pressure,
elevated cholesterol levels,
obesity, and other chronic
health conditions. The
club meets the third
Wednesday of each month
at the Madison Public Li-
brary Conference Room at
378 NW College Loop,
Madison, 12:15 12:45 p.m.
Everyone is welcome to
bring their own lunch!
Third Wednesday
of Each Month
The Madison County
Diabetes Support Group is
a free educational service
and support for diabetes
and those wanting to pre-
vent diabetes. The group
meets the third Wednesday
of each month at the Madi-
son Public Library Confer-
ence Room at 378 NW Col-
lege Loop, Madison, 11:45
a.m. 12:10 p.m. Everyone
is welcome is bring their
own lunch!
July 25
The Lady of the Lake
Quilting Guild will hold
it's monthly meeting on
Wednesday, July 25, at the
Suwannee River Regional
Library on US 129, south of
Live Oak. Social time
starts at 9:30 a.m., The
business meeting begins at
10 a.m. The program for
July is Jean Rosell and her
presentation is about quilt-
ing tools. The Guild holds


its monthly meeting the
fourth Wednesday of the
month. The next meeting
will be back in Lake City
The members will host a
"show and tell" session
where quilters showcase
their recent projects.
The Guild is an organi-
zation for anyone interest-
ed in quilts and the art of
quilting. The quilting
public is invited to the
meetings. For details: con-
tact Marcia Kazmierski at
386-752-2461 or Lorriane
Miller at 386-752-6439.
July 26
College Placement
Test (CPT), NFCC Testing
Center (Bldg. #16), 8:30
a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in Madi-
son. Register in NFCC Stu-
dent Services 24 hours be-
fore test. For information
please call 850-973-9451.
July 26
The planning commit-
tee for the Relay for Life
will be meeting July 26 at
the Madison County Com-
munity Bank. The meeting
will begin at 5:30 p.m. If
you are interested in being
a part of the committee,
please be at the meeting.
July 27
From 10 a.m. to 12
noon, the Senior Citizens
Counsel of Madison will
be having a Fun Day There
will be food, games, a
clown, and many more fun
activities. The Fun Day
will be located at the old
jail.
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 fol-
lowing classmates:
Gladys Dukes, Kate
Anita Dukes, Dorothy Fra-
zier, Benjamin Herring,
Robert Hughes, Emma
Jenkings, Issac Johnson,
Lillian Mitchell, Delores
Montina, Annie Proctor,
Leather Lou Pryor, Henry
Smith, and Maggie Tyson.
If anyone has informa-
tion on these classmates,
please send addresses or
phone numbers to Cather-
ine James Honeywell, 382
S.W. Lee Street, Madison,
Florida 32340.
July 28
The City of Perry pre-
sents a Summer Flea and
Farmer's Market. Buy and
sell absolutely free of
charge in front of the
shops, all around the
square and behind the
Court House. Please pro-
vide your own set-up.
Christmas in July will
take place. the same day
featuring events with San-
ta. From 11 a.m.-12 p.m. is
cookie decorating and
from 12-2 p.m. is lunch
with Santa at Rosehead
Junction. A Christmas
dinner, entertainment, and
dance will take place at 7
p.m. at the Rosehead Junc-


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tion. Door prizes will be
given away. Tickets are $25
peeperson. For more infor-
mation, please call 850-584-
7990.
July 28 & August 25
Birding Walk in the
Suwannee River State
Park for July 28. Meet at 8
a.m. at the ranger station
in the Suwannee River
State Park, 13 miles west of
Live Oak on U.S. 90.
There is an entrance
fee to the park. The walk
will take place on trails
within the park. For infor-
mation about the park, call
386-362-2746.
For more details on the
walk and the Friends of
the Suwannee River State
Park: Contact: Beth and
Walter Schoenfelder 850-971-
5354, .
July 29
The Singing Reflect-
sons of Trenton will be in
concert at the Madison
Church of God on July 29
starting at 6 p.m. Admis-
sion is free, but a free-will
offering will be received.
July 29
Gospel artist, John
Lanier will be in concert at
the Cody Pentecostal Holi-
ness Church on Sunday,
July 29, at 11 a.m. The
church is located at 3812
Tram'Road in Monticello
between Highway 59 off I-
10 and Capital Circle in
Tallahassee. For more in-
formation, call the church
at (850) 997-6774 or (850)
997-2770. A love offering
will be received.
August 4
The Senior Choir will
be having a musical pro-
gram at St. James Mission-
ary Baptist Church in
Madison. All groups,
choirs, and soloists are
welcome to perform. For
more information, please
call (850) 973-6230 Pastor
Delaughter.
August 5
Bible Deliverance
Church in Madison will be
celebrating their 27th An-


nual Homecoming on Au-
gust 5, starting at 10 a.m.
with a concert featuring
The Singing Reflectsons of
Trenton. Dinner will fol-
low the morning worship
service, followed by an af-
ternoon concert with The
Reflectsons. Everyone is
welcome to attend. For
more information, please
call Pastor Thomas Thig-
pen at 973-6596.
August 5
The Madison Church
of God will be having a
Youth Night with speaker
JerriAnn Gray. The ser-
vice will begin at 6 p.m.
Everyone is invited to at-
tend.
August 8
The Diabetes Support
Group will be meeting at
the' Senior Citizens Coun--
sel in Madison on August 8
starting at 11:15 a.m. "Mak-
ing the Most of Doctor Vis-
its" will be the topic of the
event. For more informa-
tion, please call Bonnie
Mathis at (850) 342-0170 ext.
1301.
August 15
The Madison County
Diabetes Support Group
will be meeting on Wednes-
day, August 15, from 11:45
a.m. to 12:10 p.m. The meet-
ing will take place at the
Madison Public Library in
the conference room. The
topic of the meeting is
"Making the Most of Doc-
tor Visits." You are wel-


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come to bring your own
lunch. For more informa-
tion, please call Bonnie
Mathis at (850) 342-0170.
August 21
The Greater Greenville
Area Diabetes Support
Group meeting will be held
August 21, at the Greenville
Public Library The topic of
the meeting is "Making the
Most of Doctor Visits." The
meeting will begin at 11
a.m. and you are welcome
to bring your own lunch.
For more information,
please call Bonnie Mathis
at (850) 342-0170 ext. 1301.
August 26
Light the Night Walk
will take place October
11, 2007, with check-in be-
ginning at 5:30 p.m. and
the walk beginning at 7:30
p.m. The Leukemia & Lym-
phoma Society's 2-mile
evening walk each fall rais-
es funds and commemo-
rates lives touched by can-
cer. The Society is proud
that over 75% of the
funds raised goes direct-
ly to the mission: cure
leukemia, lymphoma,
Hodgkin's disease and
myeloma, and improve the
quality of life of patients
and their families. Join us
for music, food, fun and an
opportunity to fight cancer!
For more information con-
tact Carolyn at 800-868-0072
or go to the Light the Night
website www.liht-
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AROUND MADISON COUNTY


It's A Boy


The International Masons And Order Of The Eastern Star


Organization Sponsors Canned Food Drive


Travvis JMasonm

Hammook
Randy and Amy (Walker) Hammock of Waukeenah
are proud to announce the birth of their son, Travis Ma-
son Hammock. Travis was
Hav yoube turneddow born June 18 at a weight of
fooca eui I? 7.1 pounds and a length of
Needhelp tyurppel? 20.5 inches. The proud
Sam yL g grandparents are Monroe
and Nora (Mason) Walker
of Greenville and Ethel
7 7,TIT Hammock and the late Ju-
CALL180095- lian Hammock of Madi-
rIF nt atison.


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Hand Cut Ribeyes $6.99 lb.

Homemade Rind Bacon $3.99 lb.

Ox Tails $4.49 lb.


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Photo Submitted
Sharita Scott, Joyce Mays, Sandra Rowe, James Mobley, Olivia Randall,'Brandie Anderson, and Daphne Ander-
son, pictured left to right, are helping with a food drive.
A canned good or non-perishable food drive was our community service we are doing food drives. For
done by "The International Masons and Order of the our Senior Citizens and communities we are the new
Eastern Star Organization" on July 6 at the Madison members of the International Masons and Order of the
Winn Dixie and Harvey's Shopping Center from 10 a.m. Eastern Stars, Inc. We are looking forward to serving
to 3 p.m. our community," said Joyce Mays, volunteer through
"They are the future stars of America. As a part of the Eastern Stars.


Red Devils To Hold Class Reunion


By Ashley Bell
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Madison High School
Red Devils will hold their eighth
reunion Friday, July 27, and Sat-
urday, July 28. The reunion is for
the Red Devils who attended
Madison High School from the
1940s to the 1960s.
Red and white balloons will
markthe Red D,- i' nmeegtiqlo-,
cation: The dress for each meet-.
ing will be casual.
The Red Devils will first
meet on Friday evening at 7 p.m.
at the Divine Events, located at
5806 NE Colin Kelly Highway
(Valdosta Highway headed to-
wards Pinetta). The restaurant is
located on the right, approxi-
mately five miles from Madison.
Hors d'oeuvres and soft drinks
will be served.
On Saturday, July 28, begin-
ning at 6:30 p.m. and ending at 8
p.m., a catered dinner will be
held at the Madison County Cen-
tral School. Following the dinner,
class pictures will be taken in the
gym. Cost for each individual
class "8 x 10" photo is $15. A
form will be needed to be filled
out prior to the class pictures.
The dancing and socializing
portion of the night will begin at
9 p.m. with a DJ playing music
from the 50s and 60s. Refresh-
ments will be served.


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This photo of the old Madison High School was taken from the 1954 Red Devils an-
nual. The Madison High School was a landmark, once standing where the Excel school
is located today.


Saturday morning and
evening will be the time for indi-
vidual classes to hold their own
reunion.
The Class of 1957 will break
off and have a luncheon Satur-
day, beginning at 11 a.m., at
Tommy and Mary Ellen
Greene's "Lost Lake Lodge," to
celebrate 50 years since their
graduation. The "Lost Lake
Lodge" is located off of Highway
53 South. Lunch will be catered
by Ken's Barbeque and will be
served at 12 noon. The cost will
be $8 a person.
As the 1957 yearbook says,
"The seniors present their story,
as they fondly reminisce. They
spent their last year, in the best
way possible- parties, dances,
games, Homecoming, steadies,
and never-to-be forgotten friend-
ships. And finally, graduation."


The planning committee for
the 1957 reunion are Frances
(Stewart) Copeland, Buddy
Sapp, Terry4 and Joy (Gossman)
Wells, Simmie Lou (Andrews)
Pickles, Freddy Howard, Tommy
and Mary Ellen (Selman)
Greene, and Thomasina (Morri-
son) Oliver.
"Alice Brown was my Span-
ish teacher," said Mary Ellen
Greene on her memories of the
old high school. "She was also
the school newspaper sponsor. I
got my first taste of Journalism in
her class. Other teachers were
Louise Brownihg, Mildred
Bruner, Alice Sims, Elwyn
Brown, Orvis Day, Richard
Brown, and others, who all made
an individual impression in our
lives."
She added, "I hope everyone
will come out and enjoy the


weekend as 'Red Devils' again."
The Senior Class of 1957 su-
perlatives were: "Mr. and Miss
MH.S.," Frances (Stewart)
Copeland and Charlie Wynn;
"Best All Around," Janis Weisz
and Jimmie Cooke; "Best Per-
sonality," Shelby Jean James and
Tommy Greefie; '"Best Look-
ing," Margaret Ann Dixon and
George Young; "Most Likely to
Succeed," Sue Gibson and Ash-
ley Fraleigh; "Most Athletic,"
Kathleen Clayton and Edwin
Browning; "Friendliest," Shirley
Davis and Bobby Hudson; "Most
Talented," Mary Ellen (Selman)
Greene and Mahlon Matheny;
"Best Dressed," Gayle Ragans
and Jimmy Busby; "Most Popu-
lar," Thomasina (Morrison) Oliv-
er and Wiley Selman; and "Most
Intellectual," Carolyn Williams
and Ander Gibbs.


Standout M.H.S. Red Devil football players were (left to right) Johnhy Gardner, Jim
Hunter, and Kenny Hudson.









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AROUND MADISON COUNTY



Rotary Club Welcomes Melissa Proctor As New Member


By Ashley Befl
Greene Publishing. Inc.
A new member. Melissa Proctor, was
inducted at the July 18 meeting of the Ro-
tarians. Melissa was sponsored by her
husband. "Rotarian of the Yealr" Jack
Proctor
Rotarian Gene Stokes introduced his
daughter. Gena Plain, who was the guest
speaker Plain is a Physician's Assistant
(PA) at the Madison County Memorial
Hospital, and the only one, for that mat-
ter.
A PA is a licensed health care
provider who works with a physician. A
PA is able to many of the tasks a physi-
cian is required to do. The occupation of
Physician's Assistant is the fourth
fastest growing profession in the United


States. There are currently 63,000 PAXs in
the U.S.
Ed Meggs. President and CEO of
Madison County Community Bank. was
presented with a group photograph of
the Madison Rotary Club. The photo-
graph will be locked away for 25 years, as
it is included in the "time-capsule"
buried on Friday. July 20.
Guests included Ann Ernest. wife of
Rotarian Bob Ernest: Diedra Newman, a
new employee at Madison County Com-
munity Bank and a Rotarian from the
Perry Club: Brett Copeland. son of Ro-
tarian W.C. Copeland: and Lake City Ro-
tarian Steve Knight, and his wife.
After the Rotarian meeting, the exec-
utives met and approved Michael Akes
and Darlene Hagan for membership.


Five Young Men Complete Fellowcraft Degree
Toward Becoming Master Masons


By Mary Ellen ...
Greene
Greene Publishing,
Inc
Five young men
have completed an-
other step to become
a Master Mason.
They completed
their 2nd degree, or
the Fellowcraft De-
gree, at the local
Madison Lodge, at
the last regular
meeting.
The youngmen The five young men who earned
on May 14th, 2007 ward becoming a Master Mason inc
AD, (6007 AL), who Greene; Kevin Stout; Kit Storey and
completed their Fellowcraft Degree include: Burt Waldrep;
Kevin Stout; Paul Kinsley; Noland Greene; and Kit Storey ac-
cording to Jim Stanley Secretary for the Madison Masonic
Lodge.
The five men began their journey to this point in Febru-
ary of this year,'and have worked toward the recent degree for


d


several weeks,
Stanley said. He
tep .also added recent-
ly that the Lodge
is growing faster
g than he has seen
it grow in many
years, and that
A there have been
,u^ Sabout 200 Entered
Apprentice Ma-
son's (1st step) ac-
cepted since 1969.
May, 14th had
Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Tommy Greene another special
their Fellowcraft Degree (2nd step) to- meaning for Stan-
ude, left to right: Paul Kinsley; Noland ley who was rec-
3urt Waldrep. ognized for begin-
ning his 27th year as Secretary of the Madison Masonic
Lodge. He told this reporter, "I am so proud to have these five
young men join our lodge on this special day and at this time."
Any young man interested in becoming a Mason may
contact Stanley at 973-2720 about the steps it takes to becom-
ing a Mason, or any other Master Mason.


JW Hill To Auction Prime North Florida Acreage 2,693 Acres Offered In
32 Large Acreage Estate Tracts To Hit Auction Bock July 28


Prime north Florida
pinewood forest will hit the
auction block on July 28,
according to John Hill of,
J.W Hill and Associates.
"We are offering at auc-
tion 2,693 acres more or
less of pristine north Flori-
da pinewood forest and
tranquil creeks," said Hill.
"This acreage has been di-
vided into 32 tracts of 80 to
112 acres, perfect for estate


building lots."
Hill said that the
acreage is located in the
Rocky Creek development
close to Interstate 10 and
Tallahassee, just a short
drive from Jacksonville.
"This is an opportunity to
build your own private par-
adise convenient to city
amenities, but far from the
crowds," said Hill.
Rocky Creek offers


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beautiful live oaks with
Spanish moss, towering
pinewood forests and tran-
quil creeks. Hill explained,
"These large acreage es-
tates are the perfect place
to find peace, quiet and
complete privacy It's con-
venient location, just off
Interstate 10; make it a
great location to get away
from it all!"
Located in the "Big
Bend" of Florida, Rocky
Creek rests in an area with
thousands of acres of pro-
tected lands and preserves.
The nearby Aucilla River,
has been designated as
"Outstanding Florida Wa-
ter" and features 19 miles
of canoe trails that are
part of "Florida's National
Scenic Trail." Numerous
state parks such as the
Econfina River State Park,
the Suwannee River State
Park and Peacock Springs
State Park offer fishing,
hiking, horseback trails,
canoeing, snorkeling and
scuba diving.
St. Marks National


Wildlife Refuge offers
68,000 acres, surrounding
historic St. Marks Light-
house with 75 miles of
trails winding through the
refuge. Osceola National
Forest and Twin Rivers
State Forest offer more pro-
tected land for outdoor en-
joyment.
Just a short drive from
Rocky Creek are the quaint
towns of Keaton Beach and
Dekle Beach, offering re-
laxing by the beaches, scal-
loping and sea kayaking
along Florida's beautiful
"Nature Coast."
Below-market financ-
ing with a minimum 10%
down payment is offered by
the seller. For more infor-
mation, call John Hill at 1-
888-821-0894 or Bill Merckel
with Coldwell Banker
Commercial Saunders Real
Estate at 407-359-2124.


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Words alone may not be enough to sum
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might be the key to fueling the fire.
In fact, 60 percent of adults used text
messages to tell others they missed or
loved them, according to a survey by Tegic
Communications. So maybe it shouldn't
come as a big surprise that the latest trend
in jewelry is to engrave personal messages
on couples' engagement rings and wedding
bands.
But engravings aren't the only new
trends in platinum rings, which come in a
range of affordable prices. Here's a look at
what else is hot:
Vintage Romance
The old adage "something old" is pop-
ping up as a strong engagement ring
theme this year. Designer collections such
as those from Precision Set are known for
their distinctive romantic Edwardian in-
spired engagement rings and matching
wedding bands, while Tacori pays homage
to the 1920s.
Timeless Classics
Classic styles with sleek, simple lines
and highly polished or matte surfaces are
in big demand among brides wanting


"something new." Brands such as Hearts
On Fire and Jeff Cooper create an almost
endless variety of platinum options for
couples wanting to keep it simple. Archi-
tecturally styled pieces from designers, in-
cluding a Gelin Abaci diamond tension-set
platinum ring, give credence to the adage
that less is more.
Color Of Love
No longer stuck on the limitations of
"something blue," brides are choosing
something pink, yellow or green. Look for
Jack Kel6ge's newest platinum and yellow
diamond engagement ring selections, as
well as platinum rings with pink sapphires
offered by Gumuchian.
"No matter what the trend, platinum
will always be coveted by brides and
grooms," says O'Connor. "It holds a dia-
mond securely forever and offers so many
design possibilities that it will never go out
of style."
For more information, visit www.pre-
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Fans of text messaging are engraving
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jewelry should be an exciting part of the community has a vested interest
your engagement. tOnfortunately, in in making you a satisfied customer
today's- marketplace jewelry shop- because they typically advertise by
ping can oftentimes be a; confusing "word of mouth."
experience. Since there Is so much DIAMONDS
competition in the field, you can ex- Most constuners have difficulty
pect to receive 'conflicting informa- choosing a wedding ring because of
tion, most of it intended to sell you the many variables involved in dia-
rather than assist you. Here are mond quality and value. Diamond
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through the technical jargon and C's" carat, clarity color and cut. All
sales tactics.. of these add up to a "Fifth C." cost.
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number of years:. It's also a good Before reaching a final decision
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Written by Kami Griffin
So tomorrow is the big day! Are you ner-
vous yet? Not to worry you have tonight,
your rehearsal night, to prepare you for your
big walk down the aisle! Here are a few ideas
for getting ready and also for making the re-
hearsal enjoyable for all!
Getting Ready
Remember that your rehearsal is a prac-
tice run for your actual wedding. If anything
seems out of place, this is the time to fix it! It
helps you to figure out where your brides-
maids will stand, what order everyone will
walk in, and allows you to get a general "feel"
for your surroundings. It is a good idea to be-
come familiar with your setting, so you don't
become overwhehhed on your wedding day.
Scope out where you want the flowers to be,
where the organist will play etc. It also helps
the members of your bridal party to become
more relaxed, especially if they have never
been in a wedding party before! You may
want to have some treats to nibble on, or
something to drink available.
Rehearsing
This is when you will actually practice
your walk in, and practice saying your vows.


have the ring sized? If the ring is be-
ing ordered from an outside jeweler
or manufacturer, how much time will
be required for delivery and size ad-
justments, if necessary? Allowance
of sufficient time in advance of your
wedding date is essential.
THE BOTTOM LINE
Ask questions? Good salespeople
like to share their knowledge and ex-
perience. Visit a number of jewelry
outlets. Take good notes and compare
them as you shop. Don't make snap
decisions. Think about it overnight.
Are the financing terms competitive?
Trust yourself and your own eye. If
something doesn't look right it prob-
ably isn't. Make the choice that is
right for you, not what someone else
wants to sell you. Don't rush. Enjoy
this special occasion.


If you have written your own vows, now is a
good time to give a copy of them to-the offi-
ciate for safekeeping. Make sure your offici-
ate is aware of any special requests you have
for the ceremony such as lighting a unity
candle, or presenting a family medallion to
children. Ask your officiate is he or she
plans to say "You may kiss the bride" at he
end of the ceremony (if you i waifi),vly
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Afterwards
When the rehearsal is over, you are free
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mal dinner, but you can do anything at all
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ber to get plenty of sleep, and don?t drink too
much (if any) alcohol. Have a phone list
available for all members of your wedding
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Eloise Glass was getting ready for her high school gradua-
tion in this photo, taken at the house that is now Laura's Wee
Folks.


By Jessica Higginbotham
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Eloise Glass Stewart, a
lifelong resident of Madison,
was featured in an inspiring
book about female farmers
called Women of the Harvest.
Stewart is the proprietor of
River View Farms, a tree-
farming venture near Hickory
Grove.
Mrs. Stewart grew up in
the pre-Depression era, the
daughter of Fred and Eula
(Sullivan) Glass. She was the
third child of four, and her par-
ent's, only daughter. Stewart's
brothers were Theo, Albert,
and Fred.
Growing up in Hickory
Grove meant long days of
school and then longer days of
work on the farm. Stewart
went to Hickory Grove School
through the eighth grade, then
the family moved to Madison
so that the children could go to
high school. Her father, Fred
Glass, built the house that is
now Laura's Wee Folks so the
children would be able to at-
tend the only high school in
the area. Many children
whogrew up out in the country
weren't able to go to school
beyond the eighth grade, but
the Glass family focused on
education.
Originally, the Hickory
Grove School was part of the
Hickory Grove Methodist
Church. Fred and Eula Glass
went to the church in Hickory
Grove, and Eloise is still a
very active member today.
Eloise is in the fact the oldest
living member of Hickory
Grove Church.
Following high school,
Eloise married Lewis Stewart.
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Photo Submitted


Eloise decided to check out some of the freshly cut pine trees on the farm.


They were married in 1931
and in 1933, Lewis and Eloise
bought 1,000 acres of pristine
land in Hickory Grove from
E.E. West, a large landowner
in the area. They paid $3.50
per acre
During the Depression,


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Photo Submitted
This photograph of Lewis and Eloise Stewart was
painted over to create an original look. This technique
was used frequently in the 1950's.


land was inexpensive, and few
people had money to buy any-
thing. Land purchases always
make for great buys, so the
Stewarts knew a good deal
when they saw it. Their in-
vestment panned out, and the
1,000 acres of land is now
called River View Farms.
The Stewarts prospered
in their little slice of heaven,
planting trees, taking on ten-
ants, and farming the land.
Lewis drove the school bus in
the mornings and afternoons,
and farmed in the meantime.
He was instrumental in get-
ting electric companies to
generate power for not only
the Hickory Grove area, but
for the whole of rural areas in
North Florida.
The house currently situ-
ated at River View is an
1870's plantation style home,
originally one story with high
ceilings and large windows.
Shortly after they bought the
house, the Stewarts actually
rotated it 180 degrees, and in
the 1950's dropped the ceil-
ings to make an upstairs, and
replaced the large windows
with smaller ones.
While the men worked in
the fields, Eloise was a "go-
for" girl, who would make
trips to town to get pieces,
parts, and supplies. The fam-
ily was always active in the


Farm Bureau, the Farmer's
Co-op, and Lewis even served
on the Board of Directors for
the Rural Electrification As-
.sociation and several other
farm related organizations.
In the fall, Lewis and
Eloise would travel all over
the United States, at one point
, wading across the shallows in
the Mississippi River. Eloise
remembers traveling with an-


other couple, and what started
out as a two-week trip wound
up being a six-week sabbati-
cal in Minnesota, while the
husband of the other couple
worked at a factory.
Tragedy struck the Stew-
art family when Lewis had a
stroke. He was no longer able
to work on the farm, so Eloise
and her daughters took over
his duties and began to over-


see the operation. Eloise says
that doing all the work on the
farm "is what killed us."
The tree farm has been
recognized for its conserva-
tion practices and farming
techniques. The Stewarts
have never clear-cut the land,
and they have native pines
unique to the forests of North
Florida. River View Farms
practices Select-Cutting,
which gives other pines time
to grow big and healthy,
while not depleting the land.
During the decline of the
Stewarts productive crop
farming, the family organized
a commercial hunting pre-
serve, complete with a hunt-
,in.g J.odge.,. ','^ lodge was
leased out to the Pepsi-Cola
Company, and many digni-
taries were guests at the farm.
They got to enjoy a little bit
of the rural atmosphere and
some of the cook Susie Mae's
delicious cooking.
Eloise and Lewis had two
children, Frances Copeland
and Bennie Rose Stewart.,
That gave way to a host of
grandchildren Brett, Walter,
Scot, Bruce, and Angel, as.
well as three great-grandchil-
dren Ira, Seth, and Parker.
The family still owns the land
today, and even the great-
grandchildren have no inten-
tion of selling out.
Today, Frances and Ben-
nie Rose help Mom run the
farm. When Eloise isn't
spending time with her fami-
ly, she enjoys gardening. Her
hobby has turned into an art
form, and flowers add bun-
dles of color to the area
around the homestead.
Eloise is a truly blessed
woman, evident in all of her
life. She has a bright and
fiery spirit, and really is "a
Woman of The Harvest."


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mother Eloise. In recent years, Bennie Rose and Frances have begun to help run
River View Farms.








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faux tree in thebasement?
This is the year to go green-
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tree, fresh garlands and the
latest in Christmas lights. ^
Forget that tangled
mess of Christmas lights
that blows out year after
year. LED Christmas lights
are brighter, cool to the
touch and, if one goes out,
the rest stay lit. Plus, they're entirely eco-
friendly. Using traditional mini-lights
with 500 incandescent bulbs will cost you
$30 for energy over 30 days. But using the
same amount of lights in LED will only
cost you $2.


GKI/Bethlehem is known for their
mini-lights, says Sharon Epstein, market-
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fer as LEDs. LED lights are brighter, Ep-
stein says, because, the
light actually comes from
inside the chip itself, which
is manufactured in a parti-
cle-free environment to
S.. prevent impurities. A col-
ored cap surrounds the
S. LED, giving off the colored
glow. Look for trendy col-
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purples this year in the
faceted cone and berry
shapes.
While they may cost a little more,
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Why should December be the only month filled with
holiday joy? Why not celebrate Christmas in July as
well? When you celebrate Christmas in July. you really
do take some of the stress out of your life. It's also a won-
derful way to spend time with kids. Even if you just
spend one weekend or even one day, celebrating Christ-
mas in July, it will be time well spent. Here are just a few
of the fun ways to celebrate Christmas in July
Watch Movies
You know that special feeling you get when you
watch your favorite holiday movie? That feeling doesn't
have to be reserved for December. This July, pull out all
your favorite holiday movies and enjoy them. You could
play one movie a night or you could spend one weekend
having a holiday movie marathon. To make your Christ-
mas in July experience more realistic, turn down the ahir
conditioner and pull out your favorite blanket to curl up
in. Don't forget to include holiday treats when you cele-
brate Christmas in July. For example, make some cocoa
or even a batch of cream-filled candies. When you cele-
brate Christmas in July, you should indulge in all of
your favorite holiday treats.
Bake Cookies
Another fun way to celebrate Christmas in July is to
bake cookies. Even if you just bake store bought cookie
dough, this is still a fun way to celebrate Christmas in
July. Decorate the cookies in a fun holiday theme and en-
joy them while you watch holiday movies. But it doesn't
have to be just cookies. You could bake up any holiday
treat. A fun way to celebrate Christmas in July is to
splurge and make treats that you reserve for that special
holiday You don't have to celebrate Christmas in July
alone either. Why not make a holiday treat buffet and in-
vite your friends over to watch the movie marathon with
you?
Go Shopping
One of the things people seem to hate about the hol-
idays is all the shopping. The malls are crowded. You
have tons of gifts to buy and only so much money to
spend. It really can make the holidays stressful. But, a
fun way to celebrate Christmas in July is to go shopping.
The malls aren't as crowded and you can get a head start
on your holiday shopping. Just think, when the holidays
roll around, you'll have a lot of shopping already done.
This will allow you to quickly run into the store, get the
last few items you need, and get out without spending
hundreds of dollars. If you only choose one of these fun
ways to celebrate Christmas in Jttly, choose to go shop-
ping. When the holidays really do arrive, you'll be glad
that you don't have to spend most of your time stuck in
a mall.
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these activities. You really will enjoy the stress relief
that they bring. Also these are wonderful ways to escape
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the first to make Christmas
an official holiday?
a. Connecticut
b. Alabama
c. Alaska
d. North Carolina
2. What is the shape of the
candy cane modeled after?
a. A fish hook
b. A consillation of stars
c. The cane St. Nicholas
used
d. A shepards crook
3. What was the name of
the dog that belonged to the
Grinch in Dr. Seuss' book
"How the Grinch Stole
Christmas"?
a. Rudolph
b. Toto
c. Max
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4. Which star led the Three
Kings to Jesus?
a. Star of David
b. North Star
c. Star of Bethlehem
d. Death Star
5. What was the name of
Scrooges' dead business
partner in "A Christmas
Carol"?
a. Jacob Marley
b. Bob Cratchit
c. Tiny Tim
d. Bill Sykes
6. Where did the real St.
Nicholas live?
a. In Holland
b. At the North Pole
c. In Turkey
d. In Germany
7. What brought Frosty the
Snowman to life?
a. Pixie Dust
b. An old silk hat
c. A kiss
d. A fresh snowfall
8. When you go Wassailing.
what is it that you are do-
ing?
a. Giving out gifts to your
friends & neighbors
b. Going out in the woods to
cut down your Christmas
tree
c. Challenging as many of
your neighbors as you can
to a snowball fight
. d. Going to visit neighbors


and receiving goodies!


9. In the movie "It's A Won-
derful Life" how do you
know that an angel has re-
ceived his wings?
a. A light flashes
b. It starts raining
c. A trumpet sounds
d. A bell rings
10. Who was the author of
"A Christmas Carol"?
a. Hans Christian Ander-
son
b. Charles Dickens
c. Thomas M. Sawyer
d. Mark Twain
11. What was pictured on
the first stamp printed for
the Christmas season?
a. Santa Claus
b. An Angel
c. A Star :' . -.
d.'A Rose ,' '
12. The poem commonly
known as "The Night Be-
fore Christmas" was origi-
nally titled:
a. The Night Before Christ-
mas
b. Santa Claus is Coming to
Town
c. A Visit From Saint
Nicholas
d. The Night Visitor
13. Electric Christmas tree
lights were first used. in
what year?
a. 1925
b. 1700
c. 1895
d. 1750
14. At Chlristmas, it is cus-
tomarmy to exchange kisses
beneath a sprig of which
plant?
a. Holly
b. Mistletoe
c. Ivy
d. Pine
15. Which of these events
did NOT occur on Christ-
mas Day?
a. Hong Kong fell to the
Japanese in WWII.
b. Ebenezer Scrooge was
visited by four ghosts.
c. King Arthur pulled Ex-
calibur from the stone.
d. Charlemagne was
crowned Holy Roman
Emperor.


(1.) b, (2.) d, (3.) c, (4.) c, (5.) a. (6.) c, (7.) b, (8.) d, (9.) d, (10.)
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By Jessica Higginbotham
Greene Publishing, Inc,
It's incredibly easy to sacrifice good,
healthy food for a- five-minute stop at the
nearest drive-thru joint. Parents who are al-
ways on the run shuttling kids to and from
school, dance classes, soccer practice, and
church are blessed with the prevalence of
those fine dining fast food establishments.
McDonald's, Burger King, Hardee's,
Sonic, and KFC appear on nearly every
street corner, easily accessibly to satiate
hunger and give a quick burst of energy to
consumers, but children who consume
these foods are at high risk for obesity.
It is estimated that by 2010, an astound-
ing 50 percent of children in North America
will be overweight. The blame, however,
does not lie completely with franchises of
fast food restaurants.
Eating and exercise habits are learned
from the environment, meaning that chil-
dren pick up what or how much they eat or
how often they exercise from parents and
peers. A child is at greater risk for becom-
ing obese if he or she has two obese parents.
This trend could be explained by a ge-
netic predisposition to heaviness, but also
learned habits. Most people who have chil-
dren know that the little ones are constantly
watching authority figures for information
on how to act, what to eat, and when to ex-
ercise. If parents have unhealthy eating
habits, then their children are likely to have
the same unhealthy habits.
Children who are heavier than normal
face overwhelming odds, often enduring
stigma from parents, peers, and the media.


Overweight children are two to three times
more likely to report suicidal thoughts than
others. Perhaps this statistic is due to the
fact that large children are alienated by
thinner peers and made to feel fat by the me-
dia.
The media portrayal of what is consid-
ered "normal" has gotten better in recent
years, but still, the majority of celebrities
are painfully skinny Especially older chil-
dren see these emaciated looking celebrities
on TV and are plunged into a world of de-
pression.
That does not make obesity okay The
media has had some effect on why children
are obese in the first place. Children in to-
day's world don't go outside and play games,
instead, they sit on the sofa, munching on
snacks, and watching TV High calorie
snacks like chips, soda, and popcorn give
"couch potato kids" many more calories
than needed for their low energy expendi-
ture. The calories are not used, but instead
stored, and become fat.
By proper physical activity diet man-
agement, and behavior modification, obesi-
ty statistics will decrease! Today, one in
every five children is significantly over-
weight. .These obese children have a 70 per-
cent chance of becoming obese adults.
Parents should teach their children the
importance of eating healthy and exercising
regularly Instead of catching a quick burg-
er on the run, parents should make time for
their children to eat a well balance dinner -
with plenty of fruits and vegetables. Parents
lead by example. The example for today's
youth should be a healthy lifestyle.


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7:00 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center lo-
cated at 486 Southwest Rutledge Street. The
sessions are open to anyone who has lost a
loved one. For more information, call Big
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have to have been a hospice-related death.
There are no time limits on the emotional
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loved one. This session is open to all adults
in Madison Cotmunty who are seeking ways
to cope with those feelings of loss and
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vides education, comfort and encourage-
ment after the death of a loved one. Feel-
ings of loss can begin with a terminal diag-
nosis and intensify after a death of a fami-


ly member, friend or colleague. The experi-
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may include a wide range of emotions and
reactions such as anger,; helplessness, de-
pression and confusion. Feelings of self-
doubt and guilt may also be present.
Through Big Bend Hospice's Adult Grief
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guidance, education about the grief
process, and support.
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Care teams consisting of experienced nurs-
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patient and family and bereavement coun-
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It's not always easy to recognize bipo-
lar disorder. After all, life has its ups and
downs, and occasional mood swings are
normal. However, if a loved one experi-
ences extreme mood shifts and is acting
differently, you're right to be concerned.
Symptoms Of Mania And Depression
A person with bipolar disorder swings
between two "mood states": mania (highs)
and depression (lows). Episodes of mania
and depression can be either mild or se-
i vere. If your friend or family member is
having a mood episode, one of the scenar-
ios below may sound familiar to you:
i Mania
"She seems irritable and scattered.
She hasn't slept much lately Her thoughts
seem to be racing and she's talking faster
i than usual."
4 "She's elated and excited, and can't
stop talking. She's been sleeping very lit-
tle, but seems jumpy and agitated. She just
ran up her credit card buying things she
doesn't really need." ,
"The things she says don't make sense,
, and even seem delusional. She hasn't slept
in a while, either. She's beginning to scare
me."
Depression
"He's very down lately He sleeps all
! the time and doesn't want to see his
i friends. And he's not taking care of him-
self anymore. He says he feels hopeless."
"He seems really out of it-he can't
* seem to concentrate on anything or make
Sa decision. His eating habits haven't been
healthy, and he has these aches and
pains."
to. "He's been drinking a lot, so it's hard
S to tell how he feels."
i The Five Signs Of Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar depression looks a lot like
clinical, or "unipolar," depression. It's im-
Sportant to know the difference, however,
i because these two illnesses have different
treatments. The following experiences
; tend to point to bipolar disorder:


polar Disorder


A depression that happens before age
25-People with bipolar disorder usually
go through their first depression in ado-
lescence or the college years, whereas
people with unipolar depression usually
don't have any symptoms until after age
25.
Symptoms that come on quickly-
Bipolar mood shifts happen quickly, with-
in days or weeks. Unipolar depression
usually sets in slowly
A manic episode-If your loved one
has never shown manic symptoms, he or
she may have unipolar depression, rather
than bipolar disorder
Antidepressant therapy that isn't
working-When a person is bipolar, anti-
depressants often don't work well, work
only for a short time, or make the person
feel even worse.
A family history of mood disorders or
substance abuse-Bipolar disorder is
hereditary. People with this condition of-
ten have one or more close family mem-
bers with bipolar disorder, another mood
disorder like depression, or a drug or al-
cohol problem. (Many people with un-
treated bipolar disorder abuse drugs and
alcohol.)
Talking With A Doctor
If you believe that a loved one has
bipolar disorder, urge them to make an
appointment with a doctor. A primary
care physician is a good place to start, al-
though you may be referred to a psychia-
trist.
If possible, accompany your loved one
to this appointment so that you can bring
up any symptoms you've noticed (your
loved one may not recognize or think to
mention them). Be sure to point out any of
the five signs of bipolar disorder that ap-
ply.
These signs can help the doctor make
a correct diagnosis-which is essential
for effective treatment.


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By Jessica Higginbotham
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Glaucoma is a "group of
diseases that can damage
the eye's optic nerve and re-
sult in vision loss," accord-
ing to the Glaucoma Re-
search Foundation. As a re-
sult of rising pressure of in-
traocular fluid, glaucoma
can occur. However, just be-
cause a person has a higher
than normal intraocular
fluid pressure, it does not
mean that they have glauco-
ma. An increase in pres-
sure of intraocular fluid is a
merely risk factor for glau-
coma.
Glaucoma is character-
ized by a dramatic decrease
in vision quality This de-
crease is hardly noticeable
at first, and then, as the dis-
ease progresses, nearly all
peripheral vision is lost.
The tunnel effect is an apt
way to describe the effect
that glaucoma has on the
human eye. In the most
acute cases of glaucoma,
there is only a narrow field
of vision.
Some people are at high-
er risk than other for glau-
coma. According to re-
search projects conducted
by the Glaucoma Research
Foundation, glaucoma is six
to eight times more com-
mon in African Americans
than in Caucasians. People
over the age of 60 are at a
markedly higher risk for
glaucoma, and a family his-
tory of glaucoma is a key
risk factor. Hispanics with
a predominately European
ancestry and over the age of
60 have a high risk for glau-
coma. Nearsightedness, dia-
betes, hypertension, and a
thin central cornea are all


risk factors for glaucoma.
Glaucoma is typically
treated with eye drops or
pills, both of which are ef-
fective at halting progres-
sion of the disease. Medica-
tions reduce the pressure
from intraocular fluid.


Medicinal marijuana has
been shown to lower in-
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to glaucoma. Several states
allow the cultivation of
marijuana plants for medic-
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medical professional; Flori-
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that allows the use of mari-
juana for medicinal purpos-
es. Laser surgery is another
option for the treatment of
glaucoma, however, there
are many cons associated
with laser intervention.
Known as. the "silent
sight thief," glaucoma is the
second leading cause of
blindness worldwide. Glau-
coma affects one in 200 peo-
ple age 50 or younger, and
one in ten people age 80 and
older
As of date, there is no
cure for glaucoma. Cur-
rently, research is being
conducted to help find a
cure. The World Health Or-
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Research Foundation and
the National Eye Institute
in conjunction with the Na-
tional Institutes of Health
are developing new treat-
ments to treat and someday
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(850) 973-2848

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

Purchase, Refinance, Cash Out,
Lower Monthly Payments, Less
Than Perfect Credit, Manufactured
Homes, Construction Loans, Hard
Equity,,
Self Employed / No Income Verifi-
cation, Reverse Mortgages, Com-
mercial Property, Land
Kymco Mortgage
1-877-346-0100
Excavating Work
Land Clearing, Ponds, Stump Re-
moval, Demolition, and Roads. No
Job Too Small. Free Estimates. Call
Paul Kinsley at 850-973-6326






Camper Shell Silver Birch,
fits Chevy 1500 extended cab -
short wheel base truck. Also
mirror extenders. Please call'
850-971-5589


25 lbs. of
Clean
Newspapers
just $2
a bundle
973-4141






Help wanted & needed to get my
2 gentle bulls to market. I have no
trailer. Just a couple of panels, a
bucket of feed and a trailer to lead
them into is all it would take. Rea-
sonable payment given. Call 850-
948-5097. In Lovett.


Come look at our bloomers!
New shipment of
Watergarden and Aquarium
plants now in!
Creatures Featured Pet Shop
Madison, FL 850-973-3488
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Apartments

1, 2 & 3 BR HC & non-HC acces-
sible apts. Rental assistance may be
available. HUD vouchers accepted.
Call 850-948-3036. TDD/TTY
711. 192 NW Greenville Pointe
Trail, Greenville, FL 32331. Equal
Housing Opportunity

K cfouthem 'illas of
Ctadison C.9partments

Rental assistance may be available.
HUD vouchers, accepted. 1, 2, & 3
BR HC & non-HC accessible apts.
Call 850-973-8582, TDD/TTY
711. 315 SW Lawson Circle, Madi-
son, FL 32340. Equal Housing Op-
portunity
Spacious 3/2, two story house
for rent. $580/mo. HUD vouch-
ers accepted. Call 850-766-
2863. Equal Housing Opportu-
nity

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

2 bedroom 1 bath mobile
homes in park, 135/week, own-
er pays electric, $300 deposit,
call Erin at 850-570-0459








Pioneer
Excavating & Tractor
Services
Land Clearing, Ponds, Stump
Removal, Demolition, Roads,
Mowing, Discing, Box-Blading,
and Tilling.
No Job Too Small
Free Estimates
Call Paul Kinsley
850-973-6326

$500 DOWN
With your land
Factory Direct Prices
No Middle Man!
Prestige Home Center
Lake City Florida
1-800-355-9385


With The Classifieds



FOR SALE BY OWNER 1800 sq.
ft. 3 BR, 2 BA, Brick Veneer home
located on one block in Greenville,
Florida. Remodeled Kitchen with
full appliances. Cultured Marble
Whirlpool Tub and shower; Large
den w/Fire place. Tiled. Patio;
20x28' detached garage. Just two
miles to 1-10. Reason for selling
built new home. Best value in
North FL at $139,000. Phone 800-
284-1725 Day, 850-997-4456 Nite,
850-545-9292 Cell. Brokers Pro-
tected.
WOW! 2 Homes For The Price of
One!!! In Shady Grove, on Hwy
14, wood frame home has 1,200
sqft. Double Wide home has 1,296
sqft on 3.76 acres. Own all for only
$135,000 very nice, neat and clean.
Call Jason at 850-843-0503.
4 bedroom, 2 bath house in the
country. Appraised at $215,000 -
asking $189,000. 142 SW Summer-
set Way. Would consider lease to
buy with $5,000 down and $1,300
monthly rent. 850-856-5221
Great home for sale.
4/2 Manufactured home on
5 acres of land $90,900.
Appriased at $160,000
Contact Joe 954-724-1015
or 954-478-2766

3 BR/2 BA Doublewide
$39,995.00
Factory Direct
Home Prestige Center
352-752-7751

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With as little as
$500 Down
Prestige Home Center
Lake City, Florida
1-800-355-9385





$500 DOWN
With your land
Factory Direct Prices
No Middle Man!
Prestige Home Center
Lake City Florida
1-800-355-9385

3 BR/2 BA Doublewide
$39,995
Factory Direct
Home Prestige Center
352-752-7751


Staff Assistant wanted in the Al-
lied Health Department of North
Florida Community College. Par-
tial duties: Assist with scheduling,
recording and documentation of
meetings and education courses;
Provide Administrative support for
Allied Health Program. Qualifica-
tions include: HS Diploma or GED
with minimum of two (2) years of
clerical experience required. Asso-
ciate Degree or one (1) year certifi-
cate in Office Administration pre-
ferred. See website site for com-
plete job description and details.
Applications to. Director HR,
NFCC. 325 NW Turner Davis Dri-
ve, Madison, Florida 32340. Appli-
cation packet requires letter, re-
sume and application. Application
is available on website at
www.nfec.edu. Applications must
be received by July 26, 2007. EOE
$ AVON $
Start Today. Earn 50%
on your very first order.
Start-LJp Kit Only $10.
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850-973-3153

PT Teacher or Aide (EHS Jasper-
PM) HS Dip/GED, 40 Hr. Child
Care Training or must enroll within
90 days of employ.- have within 1
year of employ., 5 Hour Lit.
Course, age appropriate. CDA cre-
dential. preferred or min. of 2 yr
deg. in ECE or Child Development;
(Span/Eng) preferred. Pass physi-
cal/DCF screenings, Current IST
Aid/CPR. Benefits- $7.59 no/CDA,
$8.25 hr w/CDA Apply in person to
843 SW Marymac St. Live Oak
(362-4944) or mail resume- PO
Box 2637, Lake City, FL 32056-
2637 Fax (386) 754-2220 EOE


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


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growing newspaper group spark
your interest'?
Do you enjoy customer contact,
both in person and over the phone?
Then, it's a safe bet you will enjoy
this job. We're fun, we're busy and
work best under pressure. If that
sounds like you, please. fax your
resume to Emerald at: 850-973-
4121 or apply in person at the office
on Hwy 53 South.
Please, if you're not sure how an
alarm clock works or you average
more than two dramatic incidents
per week in your life, or simply
only work because you're bored, or
feel that you must complain on a
daily basis or fight with co-work-
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Registered Nurse needed to fill
Allied Health Lab position at
NFCC. This position is responsi-
ble for the complete day to day op-
erations of the skills laboratory.
This includes skills instruction and
evaluation of all allied health stu-
dents. Some clinical teaching re-
quired. Qualifications: Must have a
BSN Degree; FL RN License re-
quired. Must have at lest (2) years
fulltime clinical experience as an
RN. Computer skills a plus. See
website site for complete job de-
scription and details.
Applications to, Director HR,
NFCC, 325 NW Turner Davis Dri-
ve, Madison, Florida 32340. Appli-
cation packet requires letter, re-
sume and application. Application
is available on website, at
www.nfcc.edu. Applications must
be received by July 26, 2007. EOE




Publishing, In
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two weekly newspapers.Must be
a team player, able to handle multi-
ple tasks, have experience with
Quark Express and/or Photoshop
and/or experience with laying-out
newspapers. Apply in person only
at the Greene Publishing Inc.
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1695 Highway 53 South.


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Suwannee Health Care Center
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Suwannee Health Care Center
1620 E. Helvenston St.
Live Oak, FL 32064
Please Contact Angela Akins or
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Activities Coordinator
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www.ACVillage.net

Join a Winning Team
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LPNs FT
Home Health Unit & Rural
Health Clinic
Florida license required. Experi-
ence in home health practice de-
sired for the Home Health position,
but not required.
Experience in clinic or doctor's of-
fice for the Rural Health Clinic de-
sired but not required. X-ray expe-
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Benefits for FT positions include
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located on the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau
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$234/Mo! 3BR/2BA HUD
Home! (5'% down 20 years at
8% apr) More Homes Avail-
able from' $199/Mo! For list-
itigs call- (800)366-9783 Ext
5669.

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Cars For Sale
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and More!! Police Impounds!
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(800)366-9813 Ext. 9275.

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Notice: Post Office Positions
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$20/hour or $57K annually
including Federal Benefits
and OT. Get your exam guide
materials now. (866) 713-4492
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Florida Real Estate
GILCHRIST CTY 5 Acre Es-
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Line. COLUMBIA CTY 20-80
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pines, Creek. Homesites o.r
Hunting $6,200/Acre. 1/2
Acre Homes Only $46,000
Owner Financing Available.
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Acres. Low as $6,200/Acre.
Scattered Hardwoods, Paved
Road High & Dry (800)294-
2313, Ext.1585 7 days 7am-
7pm A Bar Sales Inc.


So/ Central Florida. Lake
Lots Reduced $100,000 Owner
says "SELL"! 1 to 3 acre lake-
front and lake access proper-
ties in a gated community
with city water and sewer,
paved roads and under-
ground utilities. Priced from
$79,900 w/ excellent financ-
ing available. Call (866)352-
2249 ext 2051.

South Central Florida LAKE
LOT SALE! Lake Access-
$79,900 (was $199,900) Lake
View- $124,900 (was $224,900)
Lakefront- $299,900 (was
$399,900). Owner says


"SELL!" 1 to 3 acre lake prop-
erties reduced $100,000+.
Gated community, water,
sewer, paved rds, u/g utils.
Excellent financing. Call
now (866)352-2249, x. 3046.

North Florida Industrial
2000 Sq Ft Metal building on
1.25 acres in the Live Oak In-
dustrial Park. Many busi-
ness opportunities.
$299,000.00 Contact Jacob
(386)208-3012.

Financial
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16A Madison County Carrier

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& Madison Enterprise Recorder


Lake Francis
cont from page 1A


Francis. The city intend-
ed to dredge the lake, the
bottom of which is a four
to five foot layer of silt.
Not only are the levels
of arsenic elevated; but
also are levels of chromi-
um, zinc, and lead. Ac-
cording to Ted Lange, a
chemist with the Fish and
Wildlife Conservation
Commission, only the lev-
els of lead are above the
Florida Department of
Environmental Protec-
tion (FLDEP) Sediment
Quality Guidelines
Because of the silt
buildup, Lake Francis is
not at its potential depth,
and at its deepest point,
the lake is only about five
feet deep. The silt has
caused numerous prob-
lems with the lake and
currently the arsenic is-
the only factor preventing
a large scale clean up.
In addition to the tox-
ins in the sediments, Lake
Francis has turned into a


liquid laIndfill of sorts, a
catchall for storm water
drainage and common
household trash. Carissa
Blanton, a student at
Madison County Central
School, expressed her con-
cern about the lake in a
recent letter to Greene
Publishing, Inc.
In her letter, she point-
ed out that Lake Francis
is not being taken care of,
and that the animals were
suffering due to damage
to their habitat.
Carissa said that her
love for animals is what
made her send a letter to
this newspaper, and to the
mayor of Madison. "I love
all kinds of animals, and
the turtles in the lake
have green sludge on their
backs. It's really bad."
Jim Catron, mayor of
Madison, said in a com-
ment, "Lake Francis is
something the city has
watched. Right now, the
biggest problem is the


Workshop
cont from page 1A
Programs.
The program, which is sponsored by the Madison
County School District and the Madison Ministerial As-
sociation, is designed to promote a collaborative part-
nership between the church, family and schools for the
2007-2008 school year.
Dr. Willie Kimmons, a motivational speaker, consul-
tant and author with speak on the topic, "Proverbs 22:6 -
Enhancing the Academic Achievement of Children by
Forging a Community Partnership Between Church,
Home and School to Help Save Our Children and Save
Our Schools."

City Millage
cont from page 1A
Catron to execute an amendment to the Interlocal
Agreement, dated December 28, 2006 between the City of
Madison, Madison County, the Town of Greenville and
the Town of Lee. The amendment will extend the date
for existing businesses to connect to services from' Jan-
uary 1, 2008 to January 1, 2009. The motion was made by
Stanley and seconded by McGhee.
In other business, Paul Cucinella was appointed as
an alternate to the city's Planning and Zoning Board. He
will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Marie
Bell Alexander.
The Commission adopted on second and final read-
ing proposed ordinance No. 2007-2, which amends Arti-
cle III of Ordinance 2006-17 of the Code of Ordinances of
the City of Madison, allowing city commissioners to
waive or reduce one or more impact fees for land to be
annexed into the city and allowing a credit for the de-
struction and reconstruction of a building for previous-
ly, existing meters.
Commissioners also adopted, on second and final
reading, Article II of Chapter 20 of the Code of Ordi-
nances, providing a cost of living adjustment for retired
members of the City of Madison Municipal Police Offi-
cers' Retirement Trust Fund, amending the equity in-
vestments allowed under the Trust Fund.

County Millage
cont from page 1A
the village at 8.082 mills. His motion was seconded
by Commissioner Ricky Henderson and passed unani-
mously
In other business, Brent Whitman, representing
Justin Davis Enterprises, presented a site plan to the
board for approval. The site plan, which had been
through the county's Planning and Zoning Board, was
for 32 acres on the west side of Fast Track at Interstate
10 and Highway 53 South.
The site includes establishing a place for Davis's
trucking office, as well as selling five different lots for
other businesses at the location.
The board voted 5-0 to approve the site plan.
During a break in the board meeting, commission-
ers and those in attendance got a glimpse of a new mo-
bile health unit from the Madison County Health De-
partment. The unit will be used to go into the county to
provide healthcare for residents who might be trans-
portation disadvantaged.
Commissioners also heard a presentation from Sh-
eryl Rehlberg from the Workforce Development Board
about a mobile unit, which will provide information on
employment opportunities to six different counties in
North Florida.
The board approved a special exemption request for
a collection site at Sirmans despite protests from sever-
al residents whose land borders the collection site prop-
erty The residents were concerned with flooding, which
they said could be caused by the collection site.


drought- and the fact that
we're about 17 inches
deficit.... We're dealing
right now with [today.]"
Carissa has noticed
bad smells and an accu-
mulation of algae in the
lake, which isn't some-
thing new to residents.
According to her, the
problem with the smells
has gotten worse, and
she's been seeing a lot
more dead fish floating in
the murky water.
For such a young age
(she's only 12), Carissa
has shown considerable
gumption and concern
for the environment. She
has started a petition to
"Save Lake Francis" and
is circulating it around
town. Carissa said that
she'll be posting copies of
the petition at different
locations in Madison.
As for now, Lake
Francis remains a
beloved and polluted
landmark in Madison.
The lake, once a pic-
turesque location, has be-
come home to Styrofoam,
aluminum cans, plastic
cups, and grocery bags,
among other less savory
things.


Wednesday, July 25, 2007


Suwannee-Hamilton Technical Center Photo Sumbitted
Holds Graduation
Suwannee-Hamilton Technical Center held its graduation Friday, July 20, at 7
p.m. This event took place at the Church of God located on South Ohio Street in
Live Oak.
Front row from left to right: Earleen Howard, Instructor, Amanda Davis, Juani-
ta Clay, Mary Lawson, Jennifer Peeler, Andrea Troutman, Michelle Mattox. Middle
row: Audrey Jones, Instructor, Connie Walters, Jan Elliott, Katie Clark, Virginia
Daniels, Lisa Carter, Carol Davis, Lafrenchie McCreary, PN Director. Back row:
Desma Nicholson, Amanda Raines, Jordan Carroll, Rhonda Baker, Jody Zega,
Lora Venas, Harriett Jenkins, Tabitha Hall.


Florida, One Of The 22 States

Who Comply With NCIS


By Ashley Bell
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Following the shooting
at Virginia Tech on April
16, Congress and the Bush
administration launched a
campaign to get states to
participate in a federal
program intended to keep
the mentally ill from pur-
chasing firearms.
Only 22 states, includ-
ing Florida, now provide
records of those with dis-
qualifying mental health
histories to the National
Instant Criminal Back-
ground Check System
(NCIS), a FBI database
that enables gun dealers
across the country to iden-
tify potentially hazardous
buyers.


The database serves as a
registry of those who are
prohibited from purchas-
ing a firearm. Anywhere
from illegal residence in
the United States, dishon-
orable discharge in the
Armed Forces, to mental
illness can get a person
disqualified from buying a
firearm. In reference to
the mentally ill, a law stat-
ing those "who have been
adjudicated as a mental
defective or have been
committed to a mental in-
stitution," cannot pur-
chase a firearm.
In 1997, a U.S. Supreme
Court decision declared
state participation in the
FBI database optional, un-
less the federal govern-


ment provides funding.
More states decline to par-
ticipate due to the high
costs of state privacy laws
that prevent mental health
information from being
shared, transferring
records, and confusion
over exactly who should
be prohibited from buying
guns, according to the
criminal justice officials.
To thwart nonparticipa-
tion, the U.S. House of
Representatives passed a
bill that would require
state contribution in the
program. States who com-
ply will receive a $250 mil-
lion a year in funding over
the next three years and
those that don't will suffer
penalties.


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