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Four Men Arrested In Monticello

1 mFor Greenville Burglary

Suspected Drug

Dealer Arrested

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A search warrant resulted in the
arrest of a Madison woman suspect-
ed of dealing drugs on Wednesday,
July 25.
According to a Madison Police
Department report filed by Inv. Ben
Ebberson, officers from the MPD ex-
ecuted a search warrant on the Ma-
con Street residence of Jacquelyn
Laquina Hazzard, 23.
Hazzard was also arrested on an
outstanding warrant.
Please see Hazzard, Page 2A

Laquina Hazzard

Man Arrested For Battery
On A Pregnant Woman
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A Madison man was arrested for
battery on a pregnant woman on Fri-
day, July 27.
According to a Madison Police
Department report, Patrolman
Joseph Agner was on patrol, going
south on Parramore Street. When
Agner got to a street near Par-
ramore, he was flagged down by a
large group of people.
Agner made contact with the vic- Anthony
Please see Tumbling, Page 2A Tumbling

Man Arrested For Possession
With Intent To Sell
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A Madison man was arrested for B-
felony possession of marijuana with
intent to sell on Thursday, July 26.
According to a Madison Police
Department report, Sgt. Chris Cooks -
was dispatched to a residence in ref-
erence to a verbal altercation. Upon
Cooks' arrival, contact was made
with a man who told Cooks that
Sherrard Baynard, 23, was in posses- Sherrard
Please see Baynard, Page 2A Baynard
Traffic Accident Results In Arrest
Of Woman On DUI Charges

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A traffic accident on Saturday,
July.28, resulted in the arrest of a
Lee woman on DUI charges.
According to a report filed by
Madison Police Sgt. Jimbo Roebuck,
Patrolman Joey Smith observed
Teresa Gail Thomley, 37, of Lee, op-.
erating a silver Chevrolet extended
cab pickup.
Please see Thomley, Page 2A

Teresa Gail

Home Burglarized
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A Horry Street residence in Madison was burglar-
ized sometimes around Friday, July 28.
According to a Madison Police Department report,
Patrolman Joseph Agner responded to the burglary and
discovered a number of guns and a valuable ring miss-
Please see Burglarized, Page 2A

2 Sections, 28 Pages
Around M adison County...:.:............. ...... ..................... 4-7A
C hurch............................................... ....................... Section B
C lassifieds. .. .... .. ................... ........ ...... .... .1 4A
H ealth.......... . ............................................. ................... .... 12-13A
Legals.. ..................... . ............... .......... ... ...................... 15A
School..... .................... .............. ..................... 9A
Sports............... ............................. 12A
V iew points.................................................... ................... 2-3A\

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Four men were arrested last Wednesday, July 25, in
Jefferson County because of thefts in Madison County
According to a Monticello Police Department re-
port, Officer Timothy Hightower, Sr. observed a Budget
moving truck pulling off the side of South Railroad
Street onto
a bike/walk
trail. High-
tower saw a .
white male -
exit the dri- i
very's side .
door and a :
black male ...- A
exit the pas- i t-
senger side
door. He "
w e n t Scott Allen Jesse James
around the McDougle II Nieman

block and returned to see if the vehicle was disabled.
Hightower pulled his marked patrol unit behind the
vehicle and observed three white males and one black
male at the rear of a structure. He called the three men
to his patrol vehicle and questioned why they had pulled
the truck onto the bike/walk trail.
The three white males gave conflicting statements as
to why they
parked the
tH truck on the
#A" trail.
The black
male, identi
S ,.fied as Wil-
son Hamil-
ton, said
hi, that the
Please see
Kenneth Henry Kevin Shawn Burglary,
Forton Dacus Page 3A

MPD To Host Open House

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Madison Police Department will show off its
newly renovated department during an open house on
Thursday, August 2, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
A short opening ceremony, which recognizes the in-
dividuals who helped make the project a success, will
take place at 10 a.m. Visitors will be allowed to tour the
office until 3 p.m. that afternoon.
"I would like to personally thank the Madison City
Commission for supporting this project," Rick Davis,
Chief of Police, said. "Everyone was very supportive
and provided outstanding service."
The Florida Department of State Bureau of Historic
Preservation funded 75 percent of the renovation. Davis
had applied for a grant in 2004 and was awarded $300,000
for the project. A 25 percent match from the city was re-

The building which houses the MPD, has been a part
of Madison's city government since 1898, when J.T. Pea-
cock purchased it for $1,700. The building was remod-
eled to provide a mayor's office, a public market and to
house an acetylene plant, which was used to light the
town's gaslights.
The mayor's office was located on the second floor of
the building and the ground floor was used to provide
space for local merchants to rent space to sell wares and
Davis said that in 1935, the Works Project Adminis-
tration (WPA) submitted a project to the town council,
providing all skilled and common labor. The City of
Madison would furnish the material to expand the may-
or's office and market place.
Please see MPD, Page 3A


A storm came through '
Madison on Friday, July .
27, dropping dime-sized
hail in the area of Hwy 146
and Hwy 150 in the Lovett
area before arriving in the
Rain began at 7:30 pm
in the city and winds'of 20 -
mph with gusts of 25 to 35
mph were accompanied by
strong cloud to ground
lightning. There was
eight-tenths of an inch of
rain in 25 minutes.
One large tree in the
City of Madison at the cor-
ner-of Horry Street and
Bunker Street fell across
power lines, cable televi-
sion lines and telephone
Many small (one-inch
diameter) limbs were seen Photo Courtesy of Pat Lightcap
on many streets on the east A tree fell across power lines, cable television lines and telephone lines at the cor-
side of town.
side of town. ner of Horry and Bunker Streets.

County Commission To Discuss

Health Insurance, Rank Architects

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Health insurance for county employees and ranking
of architects for the Emergency Operation Center are
items on the Wednesday, August 1, Madison County
Commission agenda.
The full agenda is presented below:
1. Status Report for the Madison County SHIP Pro-
gram Through June 2007.
2. Approval of Members to the North Florida Work-
force Development Board.
1. Proclamation for Florida Children's Health Care
Coveirage Day (KidCare) Ms. Cynthia Schawartz.
2. Review for Possible Approval of Road Name
Change Procedure.

3. Resolution 07-08-01, Establishing U.S. Highway 27
in Madison County as a Part of the National Purple
Heart Trail.
Please see County Commission, Page 3

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

My Name Is

The below poem was written by Larry Jackson after
he found out his daughter had been using cocaine. I first
discovered this poem in a Dear Abby letter, and it in-
spired me. After hearing of my friend's downward
struggle with cocaine, I sent him this poem:
My Name is Cocaine call me Coke for short.
I entered this country without a passport.
Ever since then I've made lots of scum rich.
Some have been murdered and found in a ditch.
I'm more valued than diamonds, more treasured than
Use me just once and you too will be sold.
I'll make a schoolboy forget his books.
I'll make a beauty queen forget her looks.
I'll take a renowned speaker and make him a bore.
I'll take your mother and make her a whore.
I'll make a teacher forget how to teach.
I'll make a preacher not want to preach.
I'll take all your rent money and you'll be evicted.
I'll murder your babies, or they'll be addicted.
I'll make you rob, and steal, and kill.
When you're under my power, you will have no will.
Remember, my friend, my name is "Big C".
If you try me one time, you may never be free.
I have destroyed many actors, politicians and he-
I've decreased bank accounts from millions to zero.
I'll make shootings and stabbing a common affair.
Once I take charge, you won't have a prayer.
.Now that you know me, what will you do?
You'll have to decide it's all up to you.
Listen to me, and please listen well,
When you ride with Cocaine, you're headed for hell.
After receiving this poem, my friend went into re-
hab. I hope that this poem can do some good for some
other soul who struggles with cocaine.
A concerned citizen

Hazzard cont from page 1AI
A search of the residence revealed two rifles, a small
digital scale, a green "bong," a Pyrex measuring cup
containing cocaine residue, a small baggy of what ap-
peared to be marijuana seeds, a sandwich bag with mar-
ijuana residue, two small pink baggies and cash.
All the items were collected for submission.

Tumbling cont from page 1A
tim who told him that she was six months pregnant and
that Anthony Tumbling, 36, had hit her in the face and
punched her in the stomach several times.
When Agner made contact with Tumbling, Tum-
bling admitted to fitting her in the face and punching
her in the stomach.
Tumbling was placed under arrest and the victim,
who was having stomach pain and severe cramps, was
transported to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital by Madi-
son County EMS.

Baynard cont from page 1A
sion of marijuana.
Cooks made contact with Baynard, who had a white
bag containing marijuana.
Baynard was arrested and transported to the Madi-
son County Jail.
Baynard was charged with possession of marijuana
more than 20 grams with intent to sell less than 1000 feet
from a church and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Thomley cont from page 1A
Thomley struck a mailbox, located on the north side
of West Base Street and Smith signaled for her to pull
over into the parking lot of the Joy Food Store. Thomley
proceeded through the parking lot and struck a con-
crete barrier before coming to a stop. At this time,
Smith and Roebuck made contact and Roebuck noticed
that Thomley appeared to be intoxicated.
Thomley was administered a gaze test and a finger
to nose test. She failed both and was arrested and trans-
ported to the Madison County Jail.
After arriving at the jail, Thomley refused to submit
to a breath, blood or urine test.

Burglarized cont from page lA
Items reported missing were two .38 caliber revolvers, a
snub-nosed .38 caliber handgun, a .357 Magnum, a
Beretta .25 caliber handgun and a 3.5-carat ring, worth
approximately $10,000.
A metal lockbox was also taken from a closet.
If anyone has any information on this burglary,
please call the Madison Police Department at 973-5077.

I recently attended a showing of "Spiderman 3" here
at LSA Anaconda. We have a large auditorium we use
for movies as well as memorial services and other large
gatherings. As is the custom back in the States, we stood
and snapped to attention when the National Anthem be-
gan before the main feature. All was going as planned
until about three-quarters of the way through the Na-
tional Anthem the music stopped.
Now, what would happen if this occurred with 1,000
18-22 year-olds back in the States? I imagine there would
be hoots, catcalls, laughter, a few rude comments, and
everyone would sit down and call for a movie. Of course,
that is, if they had stood for the National Anthem in the
first place.
Here, the 1,000 Soldiers continued to stand at atten-
tion, eyes fixed forward.
The music started again. The Soldiers continued to
quietly stand at attention. And again, at the same point,

A new school year lies upon us. Where does the time
go in such a hurry? Let's make better use of our time
this upcoming year.
Our children are the most evident reminders of how
time flies. "I can't believe she's off to college." "They
were just a baby a little while ago." "He's already,a se-
nior this year." How exciting, and scary, and oh, so sad.
"I wished they were two and three again, so we could
start all over again." And just maybe-not make the same
mistakes. Time has taught us that we need to use it
wisely, for it is limited. We always seem to run out. We
realize that we need its focus on the things that really
matter. Time calls for the need to get our priorities
Each day, every hour, is a gift from God. He expects
us to make good use of it. As parents of children, we so
often rely on other things to take our place. We don't
even think about it anymore. Yes, the kids are busy do-
ing something, watching T.V, playing video games, or
staring at the computer screen. Everything is made so
readily available. So we disregard the thought that we
are the ones who should be interacting with our chil-
The world has set the table, filled with all sorts of
tempting delights. But is it all good and wholesome?
Truly not.
Time spent with our kids, communicating with

Allen and Beverly's 53 Bar would like to thank everyone
who came out on July 6 and 13 for the fundraiser to benefit the
McLaughlin family. With the contributions donated from our
friends, we held an auction and sold Hawaiian leis, raising a to-
tal of $1053. A special thank you to Stan Ezell for being our

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the music stopped. What would you expect to happen?
Even here I would imagine laughter as everyone sat
down and expected the movie to start.
Here, you could have heard a pin drop. Every Soldier
stood at attention. Suddenly there was a lone voice, then
a dozen, and quickly the room was filled with the voices
of a thousand Soldiers and the rockets red glare, the
bombs bursting in air, gave proof through the night that
our flag was still there.
0 say does that star-spangled banner yet wave, o'er
the land of the free and the home of the brave?
It was the most inspiring moment I have had here in
Iraq. I wanted you to know what kind of Soldiers are
serving you here.
From Army Chaplain
Jim Higgins,
currently serving in Iraq

them, sharing our lives with them and their problems,
and showing sincere interest in what they face every-
day, are what we as parents are meant to do. They will
be healthier, stronger kids with a sense of purpose, and
better equipped for life.
Let's use this time we have with them now while
they're still young. Prove to them that they have much
to give and much to learn. Teach them what is right and
wrong. Too many of them really don't know.
Let's let them watch us set good Christian examples.
Let's praise them when they make even small achieve-
ments. Hug them, and thank God for such a wonderful
gift, out loud, in front of them. Let's tell them that the
future depends on them, and how much faith we have in
them, and that it will be a good one. Time will not stand
still for us. Let us jump at every opportunity to tell them
how much fun it is to be with them.
Let's ask ourselves at this time, "have we done
everything for our children that God wants us to do?"
What areas in our family life could be improved with
just a little effort?
Is it time to make some changes? Let's give them a
great start into the new school year. Meet their
teacherss, visit the classroom, ask questions, and give
them the most important thing they so desire and de-
serve-our time.
Written by a concerned parent

Thank you, Lee Jiffy, Denny's, and Shell for allowing us to
put out our donation jars. This goes to show you that our com-
munity has a big heart.

Thank you all,
Allen & Beverly


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Our Children And Time

Wednesday, August 1, 2007 Madison County Carrier 3A



Lee Limelight
Jacob Bembry

By Ashley Bell
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Eighty percent of people infected with the
Ebola virus, will die from this disease.

National Security
Joe Boyles
Guest (Columnist

I Peanut Boil And

Open House Coming Up
Enjoy some delicious peanuts and great Southern
gospel music Saturday, August 4, at Midway Church of
God. Elvoye and Betty Jewel Thomas will provide the
peanuts and the Singing Reflectsons will provide the
gospel. Everyone is invited to come on out and enjoy the
fun with the folks at Midway Church of God. It will be-
gin at 5 p.m.
The next day, the church will help host an open
house at my family's house, located at 161 SE Sycamore
Trail. You are invited to stop by from 4-6 p.m. and see
what God has bountifully blessed the Bembrys with.
Following the open house, a Bible study will be held in
the home and everyone is invited to stay for it if they
wish, or they.may leave if they choose to do so.
Lee Worship Center, located at 398 SE Magnolia
Street in Lee, will host an open microphone sing begin-
ning at 6:30 p.m. Anyone who can sing or play an in-
strument is welcome to go and show your talent. A
potluck supper will be held during intermission.
My niece, Morgan, gave birth to a daughter on Fri-
day, July 27. The baby was named Katherine Lynn Taff.
Boy, I can't wait to see her!
My nephew, Ryan Leutner, celebrated his birthday
this past Sunday, July 29. Happy birthday, Ryan!
Happy birthday wishes are extended this week to
Lisa Fenneman, who will celebrate her birthday on
Wednesday, August 1. Patricia Bass, Maria Rutherford,
Zack Sherrard and Larry Flowers will celebrate their
birthdays on Friday, August 3.
That's all the news for this week! Have a great week
and a beautiful forever! May God bless each and every
one of you!

Gabriel A. Harris and DOR vs. Delvin Matice Gallon-sup-
port n' "
"Ro Rif'Sihtniiony vs. Natasha Robihsbrirepeat injunction
Timothy Rutherford vs. Shellie G. Rutherford-dissolutibn'
of marriage
Selina Sexton vs. Michael Scott Floyd-domestic injunc-
Cadvoy Inc. vs. Richard P Pollock-mortgage foreclosure
Tameisha Lakaye Demps and DOR vs. Denny Frederick
Arnold-other domestic
Dolores J. Clay and DOR vs. Juanita Plummer Clay-sup-
David Bonner vs. Barbara Bonner-domestic injunction
Christopher Adee vs. Tracy Louise Adee-dissolution of
Timothy Hoot vs. Florida Parole Commission-other civil
In Re: Step Parent Adoption-other domestic
Mary Donna Pippin and DOR vs. Christopher Kemp-sup-
Green Tree Servicing vs. Keith Solomon-other civil
Gary and Pamela Spears vs. Richard Hall-mortgage fore-

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I Group Think And Abilene

cont from page 1A1

three men had approached him trying to sell some tele-
visions they had in the rear of the truck.
Hightower asked to see the men's identification. Two
of them produced Georgia driver's licenses, identifying
them as 18-year-old Kenneth Henry Forton and 22-year-
old Scott Allen McDougle II. The third told Hightower
that his name was Jesse James Nieman but he could not
produce any identification.
Hightower received permission to search the. vehi-
Forton opened the rear of the truck and Hightower
saw four televisions, a couch, miscellaneous computer
equipment, a VCR, several bottles of water, two pairs of
gloves, a flashlight, a pry and a number of other miscel-
laneous items.
Hightower requested Cpl. Toby Ward assist him due
to the number of subjects he was dealing with. Forton,
McDougle and Nieman continued giving conflicting
statements as to where the items came from and why the
truck was parked on-the walk/bike trail..
Forton said that the televisions might be stolen from
a residence in Greenville.
Hightower called for a tow truck so the truck could
be placed in a secure location until Hightower could
process it and retrieve the items in the rear of the truck
and conduct an investigation.
Hightower notified the Madison County Sheriff's Of-
fice and apprised them of the situation.
Forton, McDougle and Nieman were arrested and
transported to the Monticello Police Department for fur-
ther investigation.
While questioning the three men, a call came into
the police station reporting a white male at a residence
just east of the city limits trying to use the phone. The
subject was identified as 22-year-old Kevin Shawn Da-
cus. One of the three men said that Dacus ran from the
rear of the building as Hightower stopped to talk with
Cpl. Ward located Dacus, who admitted that he was
with Forton, McDougle and Nieman.
The ownerof the property went to the Monticello
Police Department the next day and positively identified
the property
Forton posted a $3,000 bond in Monticello and a
$10,000 bond for Madison. McDougle, Nieman and Dacus
remain in jail.
Another subject, identified as Algier Bess, was also
implicated in the crime.
Bess has not yet been arrested.

MPD cont from page 1A

The project involved construction of a two-story addi-
tion, which adjoined the two buildings. City Hall was
moved to the newest part of the building and the mar-
ketplace and acetylene plant were closed.
Once again, the town remodeled the old marketplace
portion of the building to house the fire station and
eventually the living quarters for the mayor and the fire
chief. The fire station was later used jointly by the police
force and the county communication system.
The town reorganized its charter in 1945, renaming
the town the City of Madison.
The City Hall and the Fire Station remained at the
old location until the 1970s when City Hall was moved
across the street to its current location. The City of
Madison also built a new fire and police station in the
1970s. The old station was closed until 1985 when the city
remodeled part of the first and second floors to house
the Madison Police Department.
The building has served as the MPD ever since.

County Commission
cont from page 1A

4. Resolution 07-08-01A, Authorizing the Chairman
of the Board of County Commissioners to Execute the
Transportation Regional Incentive Program Agree-
ment, project #212492-3-58-01.
5. Approval of $767.00 for Two Tourist Development
Council Members to Attend Conference.
6. Amended Interlocal Agreement Between Madison
County, City of Madison, Town of Lee, and Town of
Greenville Concerning Infrastructure at Interstate-10.
7. Lanier Business Systems Proposal for Firewall
Protection and Wireless Capability for Annex Building.
8. County Health Insurance Proposed Plans from
Vista Healthplan, Inc.
9. Presentation and Ranking of Architectural Firms
for the Emergency Operations Complex.
DAG Architects 1:00 pm
Johnson Peterson Architects 2:15 pm
Clemons Rutherford & Associates 3:30 pm

1. Discussion Regarding Paving Priority List.
2. Discussion Concerning Intersection of CR 150 and
Rocky Ford Road.

About thirty years ago or so, I was introduced to two
interesting theories about group dynamics. "Group
Think" was first identified by a fellow named Irving
Janus. The theory behind group think is that no one
wants to be left behind when the train pulls out of the
station. Rather than voice doubts about an idea, espe-
cially an idea that the boss supports, everyone masks
their concerns and climbs aboard.
To support his theory, Janus used the example of the
Bay of Pigs disaster early in the Kennedy Administra-
tion. The operation to overthrow the Castro Government
by invasion of exiled Cubans had been dreamed up by
the previous administration but had not been executed
by the time Kennedy took office in early 1961. When pre-
sented with the plan, Kennedy went along with it, in part
because defense issues were his weak suit and he lacked
experience. Several of his advisors had lingering doubts,
but they suppressed them and fell in line with "group
Of course, the Bay of Pigs was an unmitigated disas-
ter and got young JFK off to a bad start. Among other
things, the Russians determined that Kennedy was a
push-over which led to their decision to put missiles in
Cuba the following year. President Kennedy acquitted
himself much better during the Cuban Missile Crisis of
October 1962.
The "Trip to Abilene" is similar to the group think
theory First identified by Professor Jerry Harvey of the
University of Texas, the trip to Abilene begins like this:
it is a hot, dusty Sunday afternoon in west Texas. Jerry,
his new wife and in-laws are playing cards on the porch.
The most interesting thing that's going on is swatting
flies. Suddenly, the father-in-law breaks the boredom
with this suggestion "Why don't we jump in the car and
drive to Abilene?",
Now this seems like a perfectly stupid idea to Jerry,
but since he is new to the family, he plays along "sure,
let's go to Abilene." The four of them pile into the o1d
Buick and head west to the metropolis of Abilene. Soon,
it is apparent that the swamp cooler hanging out the pas-
senger window isn't going to keep anyone cool in the
hundred degree weather. A flat tire, a lot of road dust
and a couple of hours later, they arrive on the outskirts
of Abilene whereupon the father-in-law asks, "So what
do you want to do now that we're here?" The ensuing ar-
gument reveals that no one really wanted to go to Abilene
in the first place, but since each was trying to humor the
others, they agreed to do something that no one wanted.',
What can we learn from these two theories? Every
organization needs an "ombudsman" who can and will
play the role of "devil's advocate." That person must be
capable of watching for the group think dynamic and
preventing the organization from taking that unneces-
sary and costly "trip to Abilene." That ombudsman
needs to have enough backbone to stand up to the boss as
well as the current of opinion from his or her peers. A
good chief executive will identify his personal ombuds-
man or maybe even a couple and privately counsel them
on what he expects them to do, not for him personally but
for the benefit of the organization.
In the early days of the Johnson Administration,
right after JFK's assassination, that role fell to Under
Secretary of State George Ball. Ball was the lone voice in
the Administration counseling caution with regard to
the growing involvement in Vietnam. Unfortunately,
LBJ was not paying close enough counsel to his ombuds-
When we get some distance from the War on Terror
and specifically, the Iraq War, it will be interesting to
study the objective and documented histories to see if
George Bush had an ombudsman and what that counsel
was. How serious was the group think dynamic and did
we .take a "trip to Abilene?"



4A Madison County Carrier Wednesday, August 1, 2007


, Madison County



Man Arrested For

Disorderly Intoxication
A Madison man was arrested for disorderly intoxi-
cation on Saturday, July 28.
According to a Madison Police Department report,
Patrolman Joel Oquendo was on patrol when he arrived
at Miller and First Streets.
Oquendo saw Cubia Hall, Jr. swinging his arms in a
taunting manner towards another man, who was trying
to leave the scene.
As Oquendo was trying to regain control of the
scene, Hall kept showing aggressive behavior to the
crowd gathered around and to Oquendo. At one point, a
family member tried to calm Hall down, but he aggres-
sively pulled away from the family member.
At that time, Oquendo placed Hall under arrest for
disorderly intoxication.

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Falling Water Wellness Spa Offers

An Oul-Of-Town Experience

By Jessica Higginbotham
Greene Publishing, Inc. "
Falling Water is a full
service salon, day spa, and
wellness center located
right in the heart of down-
town Madison. Franny
Davenport, LMT, is the
proprietor of the estab-
lishment. She has over 20
years of experience as a
massage therapist; 16 of
those years were spent in
Falling Water just
opened in December of
2006, but Davenport and
her staff have been keep-
ing busy. Melissa Hunter
is the office manager and
receptionist, while John
Dover is a cosmetologist
and stylist. Candice An-
grees from Monticello pro-
vides acupuncture ser-
vices and Nick Adams and
Davenport both are mas-
sage therapists. Nail spe-
cialist Cindy Graham
lends her hands to the job,
and Shawnee March is an
The wellness spa of-
fers all hair services, in-
cluding cutting and color-
ing; waxings; facials;
nails, including acrylics;
massage therapy of differ-
ent kinds such as Swedish,
Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, el-
derly, prenatal, and mas-
sage chair; body treat-
ments, which involve exfo-
liations, clay or mud
wraps, and seaweed
wraps; acupuncture; and
ear candling.
"It is the goal of
Falling Water," says Dav-
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one pictured above, are a
great escape for body treat-
ments and natural medi-
mosphere. A nail station
is noticed only after being
pleasantly greeted by the
office manager. Adjacent
to the lobby is the styling
area. where cosmetologist
John Dover works magic.
A top of the line mas-
sage chair is available for
15-minute chair massages.
For body treatments,
massages, and acupunc-
ture, down the hallway are
located several themed
rooms that are q.allv
serene in their iei e.
A shower is ava able
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In addition to their nu-
merous other services,
Falling Water Wellness
Spa also provides wedding
consultations and serves
wedding parties. -The
Grand Opening Celebra-
tion for Falling Water will
be held in October.
Falling Water is open
from 9 a.m. to six p.m. on
Tuesday through Friday
and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
on Saturday. The spa is,
however, closed on Mon-

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Every Friday
New Life Christian Church Int'l has a clothes closet open on
Friday from 9 11 a.m. If you or anyone you know is in need,
we are located at: 407 SW Old U.S. 90, Madison. 32340. Take
U.S. 90 west, just outside the city limits and we are on the left
side of the road.
Every Tuesday Saturday
The Diamonds in the Ruff Adoption Program at the Suwan-
nee Valley Humane Society is open every Tuesday through Sat-
urday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is located on 1156 S.E Bisbee
Loop Madison FL, 32340. For a healthy lifestyle adopt an ani-
mal and they will make your life more fulfilled. For more infor-
mation or directions call 1-866-236-7812 or (850) 971-9904.
Third Tuesday of each Month
The Greater Greenville Area Diabetes Support Group is a
free educational service and support group for diabetics and
those wanting to prevent diabetes. The group meets the third
Tuesday of each month at the Greenville Public Library Confer-
ence 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: diabetes, high blood pressure, elevated
cholesterol levels, obesity, and other chronic health conditions.
The club meets the third Wednesday of each month at the Madi-
son Public Library 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 ed-
ucational service and support groupfor diabetics and those want-
ing to prevent diabetes. The group meets the third Wednesday of
each month at the Madison Public Library Conference Room at
378 NW College Loop, Madison, 11:45 a.m. 12:10 p.m.
Everyone is welcome bring their own lunch! Details: contact
Marcia Kazmierski at 386-752-2461 or Lorriane Miller at 386-
August 3
Lee Worship Center will host a Steel Guitar Jam on August
3, at 7 p.m., featuring some of Florida's finest steel guitar play-
ers. This event is held the first Friday night of every month cel-

Kinsey Lewis
Delorise Kinsey Lewis,
age 85, died Thursday, July
26,2007 in Madison.
Funeral services were
held Saturday, July 28, 2007
at 5 p.m. at Beggs Funeral
Home Madison Chapel,
with burial following in
Emory Cemetery Aucilla.
The family received
friends Saturday, July 28,
one hour prior to the ser-
vice at the Funeral Home.
Beggs Funeral Home was in
charge of arrangements.
Lewis was born in Au-
cilla, and was a life-long res-
ident of Madison County
She was a beautician and
homemaker, and earned her
A.A. degree from NFCC at
the age of 65. She was a
member of Central Baptist
Church in Aucilla.
Lewis is survived by
one son, Truman Clyde
Cruce, Jr. and wife (Jen-
nifer); one daughter,
Kathyrn Kinsey Lewis
Lynn and husband (Eu-
gene); five grandchildren;
two step-grandchildren;
three great- grandchildren;
and two step great-grand-
She was preceded in
death by her husbands: Tru-
man Clyde Cruce, Sr. and
Alton Lamar Lewis.

Sadie Kelly, age 92,
died Wednesday, July 25,
2007 in Madison.
Funeral services were
held Saturday, July 28, 2007
at 2 p.m. at Beggs Funeral
Home Madison Chapel,
with burial following at
San Pedro Cemetery in
Madison. The family re-
ceived friends Friday, July
27, 2007, from 6-8 p.m. at
Beggs Funeral Home.
Kelly was born in
Madison, where she was a
life-long resident, Home-
maker, and a member of
Hopewell Baptist Church.
She is survived by
three daughters, Mary
Louise Snow of Cherry
Lake, Jo Ann Plain, and
Jean Kelly of Madison; one
sister, Audrey Pickles, of
Madison; four grandchil-
dren, Debbie Stegner, Rick
Snow, Danny Plain, and
Kim Rutherford; and five
g r e a t -
grandchildren, Mikie

Stegner, Mikayla Plain,
Reese Rutherford, Mikenzi
Plain, and Rhett Ruther-
She was preceded in
death by her husband,
Howard Kelly, and one
daughter, Jimmie Lee

ebrating birthdays within the community. The concert is open to
anyone who wants to perform. The proceeds received during the
concert will go to benefit the building fund of the church. For
more information, please call (850) 971-4135.
August 4
The Senior Choir will be having a musical program at St.
James Missionary Baptist Church in Madison. All groups,
choirs, and soloists are welcome to perform. For more informa-
tion, please call (850) 973-6230 Pastor Delaughter.
August 4
A peanut boil will be held Saturday, August 4, beginning at
5 p.m. at Midway Church of God. The Singing Reflectsons are
the special'musical guests and will begin at 6 p.m. Go out and
enjoy gospel music, delicious boiled peanuts, soft drinks and
good, clean Christian fun. There is no charge. A love offering
will be accepted for The Singing Reflectsons.
August 5
Bible Deliverance Church in Madison will be celebrating
their 27th Annual Homecoming on August 5, starting at 10 a.m.
with a concert featuring The Singing Reflectsons of Trenton.
Dinner will follow the morning worship service followed by an
afternoon concert with The Reflectsons. Everyone is welcome
to attend. For more information, please call Pastor Thomas
Thigpen at 973-6596.
August 5
The Madison Church of God will be having a Youth Night
with speaker JerriAnn Gray. The service will begin at 6 p.m.
Everyone is invited to attend.
August 15
The Madison County Diabetes Support Group will be meet-
ing on Wednesday, August 15, from 11:45 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.
The meeting will take place at the Madison Public Library in the
conference room. The topic of the meeting is "Making the Most
of Doctor Visits." You are welcome to bring your own lunch. For
more information, please call Bonnie Mathis at (850) 342-0170.
August 21
The Greater Greenville Area Diabetes Support Group Meet-
ing 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 everyone is welcome to bring
their own lunch. For more information, please call Bonnie
Mathis at (850) 342-0170 ext. 1301.
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 information about the Park,
call 386-362-2746.
For more details on the walk and the Friends of the Suwan-
nee River State Park: Contact: Beth and Walter Schoenfelder
850-971-5354, .
August 26
Southern Gospel Artists, Heaven Sound, will celebrate their
4th Anniversary with a concert featuring Tony McGee & New
Covenant, and New Horizon. The concert will take place at the
Mathis City Auditorium in Valdosta, Ga. On August 26, starting
at 7 p.m. The admission is free, but a love offering will be re-
ceived during the concert. For more information, please visit
www.heaven-sound., corn
August 26
Light the Night Walk will take place October 11, 2007, with
check-in beginning at 5:30 p.m. and the walk beginning at 7:30
p.m. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's 2-mile evening
walk each fall raises funds and commemorates lives touched by
cancer. The Society is proud that over 75% of the funds raised
goes directly 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 contact Car-
olyn at 800-868-0072 or go to the Light the Night website
www. lightthenight. org/nfl.

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Thank You
On behalf of the candidates of The International
Masons and Order of Eastern Stars Inc., we would
like to thank everyone for their donations and sup-
port toward our food drive for the Madison County
Senior Citizens, given on July 6.

Does "IPO"
Spell Investment Success?
Provided by Brad Bashaw, Edward Jones
If you've ever spent any time among investors,
you're bound to have heard someone say: "If only I
had gotten in on the ground floor of Company A (or
Company B or Company C)." In investment terms,
"getting in on the ground floor" means buying a com-
pany's stock shares when they first go on sale an ini-
tial public offering (IPO), to use the official term. But
is it really that desirable to invest in an IPO?
Before you can answer that question, you need to
be familiar with the "nuts and bolts" of IPOs. In the
first place, a company goes public because it wants to
raise money to expand its operations. There's certainly
nothing wrong with that, but you need to keep in mind
that the IPO is being launched for the company's ben-
efit not yours.
Next, you need to be aware that-it may not be as
easy to "get in" on an IPO as you might imagine.
Generally, it's not really possible for everyday
investors to truly take part in the "initial" part of IPOs.
That's because public offers typically fall into two
classes: primary offerings and secondary offerings.
Primary offerings are usually only available to institu-
tional and investors who buy big chunks of stock.
About six months or so after the IPO, the initial pur-
chasers start to sell their shares, via the stock markets,
to individual investors; this is the secondary offering.
(The well-publicized Google IPO of 2004 operated
differently. Google sold shares via an online auction,
which was designed to give individual investors the
same opportunity to buy shares as institutional and
ultra-wealthy investors.)
There's no denying the "wow" factor that exists for
many people when they take part in an IPO, even if it's
the secondary offering. After all, it can be exciting to
be among the first investors in anything. And at first
glance, IPOs sound great. You get on that proverbial
ground floor, and then, as the business grows, your
stock shares are worth more and more, right?
Actually, it's not that simple. Initially, you might
see a big spike in the stock price of a company that's
just gone through an IPO. But, over time, these com-
panies are subject to the same economic and market
forces as all other businesses. Consequently, their
stock prices will go up and down, as is the case with
all stocks.
So, before you buy shares through an IPO, you'll
want to evaluate the company pretty thoroughly. Are
its products or services competitive? Does it have a
track record of consistent growth? Does it belong to a
thriving industry? Is its management team experi-
enced? You can get some of this information from a
company's prospectus, but you will also want to do
some outside reading, as well as consult with your
financial advisor. Obviously, the more you know, the
better off you will be.
In any case, if you do invest in an IPO, don't go
into it thinking that you are going to make a "killing."
Instead, look at an IPO as a long-term investment. If
it's a stock that fits well into your overall portfolio,
getting in on the ground floor may help you build a
strong foundation for working towards your long-term

Brad Bashaw
Investment Representative


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

6A Madison County Carrier Wednesday, August 1, 2007

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Caminez, Brown, And Hardee:

In Business Since 1972

Photo Submitted
The staff of Caminez Brown and Hardee, P.A. is ready to assist you. Pictured back row, left to right are: Parker
Perez Barry, Barry Gulker, Sam Armstrong, and Marie Waldrop. Middle Row: Barbara Walker, Becky Howell, Shannon
Brown, Glenda Howell, and Marisa Bueschel, pictured left to right. Front Row: Bo Hardee, Jon Caminez, and lan

Brown, pictured left to right.
By Ashley Bell Hardee range from per-
Greene Publishing, Inc. sonal injury, wrongful
Caminez, Brown, and death, automobile, truck,
Hardee, P.A. have been in or motorcycle accident,
business since 1972. The defective products, med-
law firm employs 14 per- ical negligence/malprac-
sonnel who aid in the tri- tice, slip and fall, premis-
al-work done in areas of es liability, or nursing
Madison, Jefferson, and home negligence. The law
Leon Counties. The office office recently closed a
is located in Monticello, at case resulting in a 1.5 mil-
1307 South Jefferson lion dollar verdict against
Street. the Wal-Mart in Tallahas-
The cases handled by see.
faminezip-'rpwwlp d., -'Jp D Qamnin.ez was.
,-. "- .. born:New York, N.Y., on
Hvyobentredon September 22, 1941 and re-
frSilSuiyrSI ceived his education from
N hwy ee hlpwth the University of North
SammyLo Carolina. While at UNC,
1 Caminez received his
n [ 711Bachelor of Arts in 1964
CALL[-, 0and Juris Doctor in 1968.
Also in 1968, Caminez was
admitted to bar in New

York, and in 1970 he was
admitted in Florida
(Board Certified Civil Tri-
al Lawyer, Florida Bar
Board of Legal Specializa-
tion and Education).
Caminez's practice ar-
eas are personal injury,
wrongful death, medical
malpractice, and products
Ian Brown was born in
Dumbarton, Scotland,
January 11, 1954. He was
'admitted to the bar in
1985, following his educa-
tion at Florida State Uni-
versity (B.S., 1981; J.D.,
1985). He is a member of
American Bar Associa-
tion, Florida Justice Asso-
ciation, American Justice
Association, the Florida
Bar, and is a Certified Civ-
il Mediator. Brown served

as a Sergeant, E-5, United
States Air Force from 1975
to 1979.
Cary A. "Bo" Hardee,
III is a native of Madison
County He was born in
December 1971 and admit-
ted to the bar in 1999.
Hardee received his edu-
cation from Florida State
University (B.S., Political
Science and Criminology,
1995); and Stetson Univer-
sity in St. Petersburg (J.D.,
1999). Hardee is a mem-
ber of Florida Justice As-
sociation, the Florida Bar,
and the American Justice
Association. His practice
areas are personal injury,
automobile, truck, and
motorcycle accidents, dog
bites, civil trial practice,
head injury, spinal injury,
and slips and falls.

Lamartine & Willadean lames
Will Celebrate Their
60th Wedding Anniversary


Lamartine H. James and
Willadean Webb Jam" =

The family of Lamartine H. James and Willadean
Webb James cordially invite you to a celebration of
their 60th Wedding Anniversary It will be held on Sat-
urday, August 11, 2007 from 2-4 p.m. at the Grace Pres-
byterian Church Fellowship Hall in Madison.
Tine and Dean were married August 9, 1947, in
Quitman, Ga. They have three children, four grand-
children, and a great-granddaughter. Although the.
years have flown by, they have continued to remain
young and vibrant. We hope that you will please come,
and help us celebrate this happy occasion. Refresh-
ments will be served. No gifts please.




Jon D. Caminez
Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney
Ian Brown
Certified Civil Mediator

Cary A. "Bo" Hardee, III

Barry Gulker


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Defective Products Medical Negligence/Malpractice

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(850) 997-8181

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The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based
solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask the lawyer to send you
free written information about their qualifications and experience.




Elton Fortson and Stacy Arnez Johnson welcomed
into their family a bouncing baby girl. Erin Elysse Fort-
son was born, weighing 8 pounds 6 ounces on June 3 at
12:58 p.m. at NAS Jacksonville. Stacy is currently sta-
tioned at Transient Personnel Unit NAS Jacksonville as
the Commander's Executive Assistant and is a 1999
graduate of Madison County High School. Elton is the
Recruiting Publicity Assistant for the Department of
ROTC in Virginia.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007 Madison County Carrier 7A


NFCC President Morris G. Steen, Jr., right, John Sirmon, center, and NFCC Foun-
dation Director Gina Rutherford, left, are pictured as Greenville Masons give back to
the community.

Gary and
Marie Clark of
Wewahitchka are
pleased to an-
nounce the en-
gagement u of
their daughter. i
Shantia Therese
Clark. to Phillip
Roberts, son of
Phillip and "
Karen Roberts of
The bride-to-
be is the granddaughter of Freeman Baliman and the late Joyce Bali-
man of Wewahitchka, and Carol Clark and the late Gordon Clark of
Hudson Falls, N.Y.
The groom-to-be is the grandson of the late Judge T. Guy Connell,
and the late Alma Connell of Valdosta, Ga., and Leon Roberts and
Mozelle Roberts of Valdosta, Ga.
Tia is a 2001 graduate of Wewahitchka High School, and a 2007 grad-
uate of Florida State University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in
Environmental Studies.
Nick is a 1993 graduate of Madison County High School and at-
tended North Florida Community College. He is a graduate of Santa
Fe Community College, and a 2000 graduate of the University of
Florida with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology He is em-
ployed as a field training office with the Tallahassee Police Depart-
The wedding will take place at 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 13 at
Willow Pond Plantation in Monticello. A reception to follow. Invita-
tions will not be sent.
The couple will reside in Tallahassee.

the Florida Free and Ac-
cepted Masons are giving
back to the community
through a donation to
North Florida Communi-
ty College's Greenville
Community Scholarship.
The scholarship was
recently established by
the Greenville Area Devel-
opment Authority for resi-
dents who reside in
Greenville and are seek-
ing higher education
through NFCC.
"We are happy to sup-
port the NFCC Founda-
tion through the
Greenville Community
Scholarship," said John
Sirmon, an NFCC employ-
ee and member of Lodge
28. According to Sirmon,
funds were raised at a re-
cent lodge yard sale.
The Greenville Com-
munity Scholarship is
awarded every spring to a
resident of Greenville.
Qualified students
must be currently en-
rolled at NFCC with a
high school diploma and a

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Ta-Fe HldyBgnIn Georgia On August 2

By Jacob Bembry
Greae Publishing, Inc.
People who shop in Georgia will get an opportunity to
ptirchase certain clothing items, schools supplies, com-
puters and computer accessories without paying state
anid local sales tax during the state's tax-free holiday that
begins at 12.01 a.m. August 2 and continues until mid-
night on August 5.
During the sales tax holiday, clothing and footwear up
to $100 per item are exempt, but there is no limit on how
many pairs of shoes and clothing items an individual can
buy. If the price of an article of clothing or pah- of shoes
exceeds $100, then the item will be taxed at its full retail
price. Clothing accessories, jewelry handbags, umbrellas,
eyewear, watches, watchbands and similar items are not
exempt from sales tax during the tax-free period.
Schoolsupplies bought for classroom use or classroom re-
lated activities are exempt if they cost $20 or less per item.
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book bags, calculators, dictionaries, thesauruses, chil-
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lists for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. Sales tax
will be due on the purchase of any single school supply
item that exceeds $20.
Purchases of personal computers and accessories are
exempt up to $1,500 per transaction. Items included in the
personal computer exemption category miclude monitors,
personal computer base units, keyboards. handheld com-
puters, monitors, printers, modems, non-recreational
software and other peripheral devices.
Personal digital assistants are exempt unless they al-
low voice communication. Other items that are not ex-
empt include regular cell phones, digital cameras. furni-
ture and any systems, devices, software.or peripherals de-
signed or intended primarily for recreational use.
The sales tax exemption on all qualified merchandise
is intended only for individuals and their personal use. It
does not apply to purchases made for resale, purchases by
businesses. items leased or rented, or items sold at sports
facilities, theme parks, restaurants, public lodging estab-
lishments and airports.
A tax-free holiday for certain energy efficient prod-

State Of Florida Offering Sales-Tax Holiday

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The State of Florida will continue its back-to-school tradition will offer its annual sales-tax holiday,
which runs from Saturday, August 4, until midnight on Monday. August 13. More than 100 items, from books
to shoes, will qualify for the savings.
The sales tax holiday is expected to save taxpayers more than $39 million.
Under the sales-tax holiday law, no state or local sales tax will be charged on clothes, footwear, books, and
certain accessories selling for $50 or less. School supplies selling for $10 or less will be tax-exempt as well.

ucts with a sales price of $1,500 or less will occur in Geor-
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Remind your child heavier items closest to the
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bput .the .first day of weigh more than .10 to 20
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with wide. paddedshoulder in the bus. If your child's
straps and a padded back. school bus does not have
Pack light- Organize lap/shoulder belts, encour-
the backpack':to use all of age the school to buy or-
its compartments, Phck lease buses with lap/shoul-

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from the curb.
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other traffic is coming be-
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remain in clear view of the
bus driver.
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wear a seat belt and/or an
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car safety seat or booster
Your child should ride
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harness as long as possible
and then ride in a belt-posi-
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child is ready for a booster
seat when she has reached
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Your child should ride
in a belt-positioning boost-
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seat belt fits properly (usu-
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about 4' 9" in height and is
between 8 to 12 years of
age). This means the shoul-
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across the thighs, not the
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tall enough to sit against
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her legs bent at the knees
and feet hanging down.
All children under 13
years of age should ride in
the rear seat of vehicles.
Remember that many
crashes occur while novice
teen drivers are going to
and from school. You may
want to limit the number of
teen passengers to prevent
driver distraction. Do not
allow your teen to drive
while eating, drinking, or
talking on a cell phone.
Always wear a bicycle
helmet, no matter how
short or long the ride.

Ride on the right, in
the same direction as auto
I Use appropriate hand
Respect traffic lights
and stop signs.
Wear bright color
clothing to increase visibil-
Walking to School
Make sure your child's
walk to a school is a safe
route with well-trained
adult crossing guards at
every intersection.
Be realistic about
your child's pedestrian
skills. Because small chil-
dren are impulsive and less
cautious around traffic,
carefully consider whether
or not your child is ready to
walk to school without
adult supervision.
Bright colored cloth-
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Most schools regular-i'- sters, need, a: permanent
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advance information, you
can plan on packing lunch
on the days when the main
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prefers not to eat.
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school to stock healthy
choices such as fresh fruit,
low-fat dairy products, wa-
ter and 100 percent fruit
juice in the vending ma-
Each 12-ounce soft
drink contains approxi-
mately 10 teaspoons of
sugar and 150 calories.
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soda a day increases a
child's risk of obesity by
60"o. Restrict your child's
soft drink consumption.
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doing homework. Young-

room or andther'ilart'of
the home that offers priva-
Set aside ample time
for homework.
Establish a house-
hold rule that the TV set
stays off during home-
work time.
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swer questions and offer
assistance, but never do a
child's homework for her,
To help alleviate eye
fatigue, neck fatigue and
brain fatigue while study-
ing. it's reconunended that
youngsters close the
books for 10 minutes
every hour and go do
something else.
If your child is strug-
gling with a particular
subject, and you aren't
able to help her yourself,'a
tutor can be a good solu-
tion. Talk it over with
your child's teacher first.

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Georgia Sales Tax Holiday

Thursday, August 2nd Sunday, August 51h
Enjoy tax free shopping on select back to school
items, including clothing and supplies. Stop by the
Customer Service Desk for a complete listing of tax
exempt items.
Visit Office Depot at the mall for back-to-school supplies!
Extended shopping hours
9am-10pm Friday & Saturday, 10am-7pm Sunday
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Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Madison County Carrier 9A

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Finds Confidence

To Excel At NFCC


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NFCC student and teacher's aide Tonya Blanton,
right, assists Adult Education instructor Marguerite
Page, left, with class.

At age 30, North Florida Community College student
Tonya Blanton is exploring career opportunities that
previously seemed out of reach. Her current aspiration
to become a teacher began just last year after Blanton
successfully completed the GED and was named NFCC
Adult Education Student of the Year in 2006.
But to truly understand Blanton's success story let's
look back a few years. In the second grade Blanton was
diagnosed with a learning disability in math and read-
ing and told that she would not excel academically Blan-
ton struggled through school and dropped out during
her eleventh grade year. After several unsuccessful at-
tempts to get her GED, Blanton gave up on education.
She took a job at a gas station where, she said, "they
don't really see you as a human; they see you as someone
who can work three shifts." By this time Blanton was
married with two children. Struggling with limited ca-
reer options and ultimately the realization that she
could not help her daughter with third grade algebra
homework, Blanton decided it was time to give educa-
tion another try
According to. NFCC Adult Education instructor
Marguerite Page, Blanton simply.:needed the encourage-
ment and confidence to succeed. Once NFCGinstructors
helped instill that confidence in Blanton, she began to
soar. Blanton obtained her GED after only five months
in the adult education program.
"I was so nervous at times, but I learned to work
around and solve problems," said Blanton. "NFCC is a
great place to learn. The teachers are always there to
Blanton's instructors realized that she had an innate
ability to help other students. They encouraged her to
become a teacher and even offered her a part-time posi-
tion as a student teacher's aide in the NFCC Adult Edu-
cation Department.
"Most of us try to give back to the GED departments
that we went through," said Blanton. "I love it. NFCC
has been very helpful and has lit a fire under me."
Blanton has now completed two semesters toward
her Associate's degree, maintaining outstanding grades,
all As and one B, in her college level courses. After
NFCC, she plans to complete a Bachelor's degree and be-
come an adult education instructor.
"My father said he would have never thought I
would be in college," said Blanton. "It is scary, but I
wanted to go back for my children. Whatever obstacles
you find in life, if you can't push through them, if you
can't go over them, if you can't go under them, then try
to find a way around them."
Blanton and her success story is featured in "Suc-
cess Factors in High Achieving Adult Learners," a re-
cent publication of the Florida Literary Coalition. Blan-
ton was among eight adult learners featured in the pub-
"Tonya is energetic and loves to learn," said Page.
"Her energy just spills over to other students."
For more information about the NFCC Adult Educa-
tion program and GED preparation courses, call (850)
973-1615 or visit

NFCC Nursing Students

Show Off Patient Simulators

To Advisory Committee
Nursing students at North Florida Community Col-
lege count on technology to help teach patient care in all
kinds. of situations. Recently, second year nursing stu-
dents, Connie Walker and Tracy Gniewek, demonstrated
how NFCC uses high-tech patient simulators in nursing
instruction. The demo was staged especially for mem-
bers of the NFCC Allied Health Advisory Committee
and Florida State Hospital nursing staff.
NFCC nursing instructor, Miki Richardson, set the
stage, by creating a crisis in the patient simulator with
the touch of a few computer keys. Students, Walker and
Gniewek, demonstrated how they would respond if a pa-
tient (simulator) showed changes in vital signs, abnor-
mal chest sounds or other troubling symptoms.
Vickie Stephen, advisory committee member and di-
rector of nurses at Florida State Hospital brought FSH
nurse managers to see and learn how simulation helps
teach critical thinking to nursing students. They also
had some "hands on" time with the simulators.
For information about NFCC Allied Health pro-
grams, contact Melody Foust, (850) 973-1662 or email
foustM(a& Classes begin August 27.

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IOA Madison County Carrier

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Wednesday, August 1, 2007 Madison County Carrier 11A


By Jessica Higginbotham
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Nine-year-old Courtney Richardson, of Madison,
has been on the gymnastics competition team at Taylor
Gymnastics Cheer and Dance for two years. She's been
in four competitions thus far, and fully intends on com-
peting next season.
The Madison County Central School third grader is
a pro at back handsprings, floor dance routines, gainers
off the bar, and round-off back handspring back-tucks.
Courtney placed fifth in her division on both bars and
vault, and placed ninth for the overall state competition.
Courtney does a little bit of everything in gymnas-
tics. She works on the beam, the bars, the floor, and the
vault. "It's hard sometimes," she said. During her first
year on the competition team, she couldn't compete be-
cause of a dislocated elbow. "I slipped off the high bar

last year; because it was moist."
At the Tyson Cup, Courtney's team got to sit with
the 2008 Olympic team on the floor. She met Nastia
Liukin, a two-time World Champion and six-time World
Medalist, as well as a star in Stick It, a gymnastics
Courtney's coach is Nasko Alaguenski, the former
coach of the National Bulgarian Team. He trains with
Courtney for 15 to 20 hours a week to prepare for com-
petitions. Lisa Arrowood, the owner of Taylor Gymnas-
tics Cheer and Dance, is also a coach.
In her first competition, Courtney placed first on the
vault. She's competed in Perry, Panama City, Orlando,
and Tampa, and looks forward to competing in more
"It's really been neat for her," Tammy, Courtney's
mom said. "She's learned a lot of stuff."

Courtney Richardson
is the second person from
the left in the third row in
her team photograph.
Owner of Taylor Gymnas-
tics Cheer and Dance,
Lisa Arrowood, is in the
back row on the far left.
while Coach Nasko
Alaguenski, is in the back
row on the far right.

Photo Submitted
Courtney Richardson, right, met Nastia Liukin at a
competition. Nastia is a champion gymnast and also one
of the stars of the movie, Stick It.

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At the state competition, Richardson won fifth place
for both vault and bars, and placed ninth overall in the

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Greene Publishing, Inc Photo by Emerald Kinsley, July 9, 2007
Brittany O'Brian, member of the Aucilla JV Lady War-
riors basketball team, perfects her shot at summer prac-


The tentative budget hearing held on July 30, 2007,
for the Madison County School District was
recessed and will be continued on
Monday, August 6, 2007,
at 6:00 p.m.,
and will be located
at 210 NE Duval Ave.


Greene Publishing, Inc Photo by Emerald Kinsley, July 9, 2007
The JV and Varsity Aucilla Warrior girls basketball teams have been praticing throughout the summer months,
to get ready for team action. Pictured left to right are: Brooke Kinsley, Dana Jane Watt, Sarah Sorenson, Brittany
O'Brian, Kaitlin Jackson, Taylor Baez-Pridgeon, and Cheltsie Kinsley.

By Fran Hunt
Monticello News Staff Writer
Girls at ACA continue to gather for weekly basket-
ball practice sessions and scrimmage games.
Members of both junior varsity and varsity have
been getting together every Monday night at 6 p.m. in
the gymnasium for practices:
Head Varsity Coach Daryl Adams said on average,
eight to ten JV's, and at least four to seven varsity play-
ers, most of which are returning from lasts year's sea-
son, have been working on agility skills, ball handling,
shooting, and maneuvering successfully over the
"We are keeping the girls sharp, on their toes, and
keeping them ready and improving for this season,"

said Adams.
The varsity Lady Warriors even gather with mem-
bers of other area schools for regular scrimmage
"Scores and stats are not kept during the scrim-
mages, they are only to keep team members familiar
with each other and the game," said Adams: He added
that the girls continue to show improvement and are
performing very well. Last week the gilds played two
scrimmage games against Madison High School.
Adams has been overseeing the varsity team and
Richard Watt has been working with the JV's.
"We will continue to get together every week for
practice throughout the remainder of the s e"i
concluded. ,-. n -,



-The Madison County School Board will soon consider a measure to continue to impose a .64 mill
property tax for the capital outlay projects listed herein.
This tax is in addition to the schobi board's proposed tax of 5.63 mills for operating expenses and is
proposed solely at the discretion of the school-board.
The Capital Outlay tax will generate approximately $442,570 to be used for the following projects:

Safety Corrections
District Wide Renovations and Repairs

Motor Vehicle Purchases:
Purchase of Three (3) School Bus
New and Replacement Equipment:
Purchase of Security Equipment
Purchase of Food Service Equipment
Purchase of School Wide Equipment
Furniture and Equipment
School Technology
Payment of Premiums for Property and Casuallty Insurance Necessary to Insure the
Educational and Ancillary Plants of the School Districts

All concerned citizens are invited to a public hearing to be held on
August 6, 2007, at 6:00 p.m.
The Madison County School Board Office
210 N.E. Duval Ave.
Madison, Florida. 32340

A DECISION on the proposed CAPITAL OUTLAY TAXES will be made at this hearing.



The Madison County School District will soon consider a measure to
increase its 'property tax levy.

Last year's Property tax levy
A. Initially proposed tax levy................................... $ 4,039,533
B. Less tax reductions due to Value Adjustment Board
and other assessment changes............................ $ (22,616)
C. Actual property tax levy..................................... $ 4,016,917
This year's proposed tax levy..................... $ 4,571,280

A portion of the tax levy is required under state law in order for the school board
to receive $13,1o6,476 in state education grants. The required portion has
increased by 9.31 percent, and represents approximately 8 tenths of the total
proposed taxes.
The remainder of the taxes is proposed solely at the discretion of the school
All concerned citizens are invited to a public hearing on the tax increase to be
held on Monday, August 6, 2007, at 6:oo P.M., at the Madison County School
Board Office 210 N.E. Madison, Florida.
A DECISION on the proposed tax increase and the budget will be made at this


Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Madison County Carrier 13A



Fiscal Year 2007-2008





Federal 0
State Sources 17,119,139 2,244,616 217,441 1,193,464 20,774,660
Local Sources 3,937,418 5,500 442,570 4,385,488
TOTAL REVENUE 21,056,557 2,244,616 222,941 1,636,034 25,160,148

Transfers In 0 0 0 0 0

Nonrevenue Sources
FUND BALANCE July 1, 2007 3,855,321 63,400 166,345.21 717,558 4,802,624

BALANCES 24,911,878 2,308,016 389,286 2,353,592 29,962,772


Instruction 12,444,495 537,504 12,981,998.
Pupil Personnel
Services 616,060 70,510 686,570
Instructional Media
Services 416,795 37,563 454,358
Instructional & Curriculum
Services 1,297,147 151,624 1,448,771
Instructional Staff Training 250,113 176,457 426,570
Instruction Related Technology 163,118 163,118
Board of Education 370,579. 370,579
General Administration 1,050,369 9,125 1,059,494
School Administration 1,609,402 2,729 1,612,131
Facilities Acquisition &
Construction 89,417 1,694,976.78 1,784,394
Fiscal Services 370,579 370,579
Food Services 22,300 1,219,730 26,812 1,268,842
Central Services 585,581 10,458 596,039
Pupil transportation .r -..
Services 1,667,450 23,488 184,053 1,874,991
Operation of Plant 2,286,534 2,286,534
Maintenance of Plant 324,330 4,727 329,057
Administrative Technology 381,983
Community Services 4,712 64,158 68,870
Debt Service 235,651 0 235,651

TOTAL EXPENDITURES 23,950,964 2,303,346 235,651 1,910,568 28,400,530

Transfers Out 0
JUNE 30, 2008 960,913 4,671 153,635 443,023 1,562,242








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14A Madison County Carrier

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

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Excavating Work
Land Clearing, Ponds, Stump Re-
moval, Demolition, and Roads. No
Job Too Small. Free Estimates. Call
Paul Kinsley at 850-973-6326
& Clinical Nutrician
Carl D. Bartholomew, DC, MD
235 SW Dade St, Madison
By Appointment

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

Every Saturday
6:30 p.m.
1693 SW Mosley Hall Rd.
(CR360) Madison, Florida
Phone: 850-993-2959
New Truckloads Arriving Weekly
Heated /AC /Comfy Seats
Directions From 1-10: Take SR14
SW to stop sign. Turn right on
SR14/360. At fork in road, bear
right onto SW Mosley Hall Rd.
(CR360).Past fire house, on left.
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Multi Family Yard Sale
Aug. 3rd & 4th 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
241 Livingston St, Madison.
Antiques, collectables, old and new
furniture, tools, Hess trucks and
much more!
a Yard Sale Sat. Aueust 4th '
8372 'N. Hwy 53- (just north of
Cherry Lake C.R.) Wood and metal
desk, chairs, computer desk, file
cabinets, folding tables, water cool-
er, metal and wood shelves, shop
benches and much more.

25 lbs. of
Clean Newspapers
just $2 a bundle

Please! help me to get my 2 gen-
tle, 8 month old bulls to market. I
have no trailer. I need a couple of
panels, a bucket of feed (I have the
feed) and a trailer to lead them into
(I will lead them) that's all it would
take. Reasonable and fair payment

given. Call 850-948-5

Venus' Fly Traps.
Those Amazing
Carnivorous Plants!
Available Exclusively at
Creatures Featured Pet Shop
Madison, FL 850-973-3488
Last three Mini Schnauzers for
sale. Two females, one male,
salt/pepper and white. They have
shots, health certificates, CKC reg-
istration and are on heart worm pre-
vention. All are loving and
adorable. $350 each Call Leona at
Doberman Mix Puppies
& Free Kittens
Ready to go!
850-929-2487 or


*Patio sliding door/hurricane glass panes $150
*Propane burnisher w/two tanks $1,550 *Craftsman
42" cut riding lawn mower *Dell
computer/tower/toner/Lexmark printer $125 *BBQ gas
grill $50 -Basketball court/water base $40 *Lawn
chairs & table $35 -Big screen TV HD $900. *Pretty
blue couch and matching loveseat $150. *Rabit Hutch
Call 850-973-8519 or 850-973-0506

The Suwannee River Conference & Retreat Center


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

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

Greenville Pointe


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

097. In
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Rental assistance may be available.
HUD vouchers accepted. 1, 2, & 3
BR HC & non-HC accessible apts.
S Call 850-973-8582, TDD/TTY
711. 315 SW Lawson Circle, Madi-
son, FL 32340. Equal Housing Op-

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

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

with state highway frontage-23
acres, Corner lots. Fronts both
Harvey Greene Drive and High-
way 53 South. Natural gas line,
8 inch water main, access to city
utilities, fire hydrant, and ser-
vice from two power companies.
Property has easy access to 1-10,
via SR 53 & SR 14. Will build to
suit tenant.
Call Tommy Greene

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-
3 BR/2 BA Doublewide
Factory Direct
Home Prestige Center
352-752-7751 i

With as little as
$500.00 Down
Prestige Home Center
Lake City, Florida

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.

$500 DOWN
With your land
Factory Direct Prices
No Middle Man!
Prestige Home Center
Lake City Florida,
3 BR/2 BA Doublewide
Factory Direct
Home Prestige Center

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Person Needed For Advertising
Sales at:
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Does a fast-paced career with a
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-
ers, then please do not apply.
LPN or RN Needed
7A 7P
With Benefit
Suwannee Health Care Center
1620 E. Helvenston St.
Live Oak, FL 32064
Contact Angela Akins or Amelia
Tompkins at 386-362-7860

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

Busy PR office needs skilled
copywriter. Contract basis, $10/hr.
Press releases, features. Photogra-
phy desirable. Must have profes-
sional experience. Email 3 writing
samples, resume, references to Tr-
ish Hinton,, Col-
lege Advancement, NFCC. EO/EE.

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Page Designer/Layout needed for
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.
newspaper building, located at
1695 Highway 53 South.
LPN or RN needed
7P 7A
Suwannee Health Care Center
1620 E. Helvenston St.
Live Oak. FL 32064
Please Contact Angela Akins or
Amelia Tompkins at

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Competitive wages & competitive
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Apply in person at Personnel Of-
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through Friday from 9:00 a.m. un-
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EOE / Drug-Free Workplace
Criminal background checks

FREE prep classes
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CASE NO. 2007CA0002450001XX

Meeting Agenda
Protocol for Assessing Community Excellence
In Environmental Health (PACE-EH)

August 2, 2007
6:00 7:30 p.m.




HELLER, husband and wife; unknown tenants;
and other unknown parties in possession, includ-
ing the unknown spouse of any person in posses-
sion of the property, and if a named Defendant is
deceased, the surviving spouse, heirs, devisees,
I grantees, creditors, and all other parties claiming
by, through, under or against that Defendant, and
all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corpo-
rate, or whose exact legal status is unknown,
claiming under any of the named or described De-



unknown tenants; and other unknown parties in possession, including
the unknown spouse of any person in possession of the property, and
if a named Defendant is deceased, the surviving spouse, heirs, de-
visees, grantees, creditors, and all other parties claiming by, through,
under or against that Defendant, and all claimants, persons or parties,
natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status is unknown, claim
ing under any of the named or described Defendants.

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the fol-
lowing described property in Madison County, Florida, to-wit:
A parcel of land lying in Section 2, Township 2 South, Range 10 East,
Madison County, Florida, and being more particularly described as fol-
lows: Commence at the Northeast corner of said Section 2, and run S
| 8938'00" W, a distance of 1,348.73 feet to the Point of Beginning, from
said Point of Beginning run S 00'00'00" W, a distance of 652.89 feet;
thence S 89034'42" E, a distance of 630.99 feet; thence S 0022'58' E, a
distance of 628.17 feet; thence N 89034'42" W, a distance of 665.19 feet;
thence N 0000'00" E, a distance of 1,280.61 feet; thence North
8938'00" E, a distance of 30.00 feet to the Point offBeginning, contain-
ing 10.01 acres, more or less. SUBJECT TO all county maintained grad-
ed roads SUBJECT TO a 10 foot utility easement on each lot line.

has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to it on Plaintiffs attorney and counsel of record, ANDREW J. DECKER, III.
Esquire of The Decker Law Firm, P.A., 320 White Avenue, Post Office Drawer 1288.
Live Oak, Florida 32064, within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this No-
tice ofAction, and file the original with the Clerk of the Court, Honorable Tim Sanders.
whose address is Madison County Courthouse, 125 SW Range Avenue, Madison, Flori.
da 32340, either before service on the Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter. If
you fail to answer, defend or otherwise plead to this action to foreclose a mortgage, a
Default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. This No-
tice of Action is executed and published pursuant to the provisions of 49.08, et seq..
Florida Statutes.
=, DATE: July 23, 2007 -. ,

Honorable Tim Sanders
Clerk of the Court
Madison Counit. Florida

By: Ramona Dickinson
As Deputy Clerk

7/27. 8/3

1. Introductions

2. Explanation of PACE-EH and statewide examples of PACE-EH projects

3. Open discussion regarding environmental health issues in the community

4. Discussion of next steps

5. Adjourn



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ty SHIP program.

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Snee River Economic Council, Inc Outreach Office, 600 SE Lake Shore Drive, Madison,

The conference and walk-through is mandatory, no exceptions, for contractors who
plan to bid. Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc. requires each contractor to be
properly licensed, carry general liability insurance of at least $1,000,000.00 and work-
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nee River Economic Council, Inc. Outreach Office, 600 SE Lake Shore Drive, P.O. Box
207, Madison, Florida 32341. Please mark envelope "Sealed Bid for Name of Home-
owner, SHIP". Bids to be opened Tuesday, August 15, 2007, at 1:00 p.m.

The cost of repairs shall not exceed $30,000.00.

Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc. has the right to reject any and all bids. The
bids will be awarded on the most cost effective basis.

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'Strong Majoi t O f1[J I2AJEU J U 1I[)1'i'[U Votes N)ionide FavorIncrease ~J~In Federa l Cgaete ax

A new national poll finds that voters overwhelming-
ly support a 75-cent per pack federal cigarette tax in-
crease to provide health care coverage to uninsured
children. Two-thirds (67 percent) favor such an in-
crease, while only 28 percent oppose it.
This support is evident among virtually every polit-
ical and demographic subgroup of voters across the
country, with large majorities of Republicans, Democ-
rats and Independents, men and women, urban and rur-
al voters supporting the cigarette tax to fund children's
health care. The 75-cent increase garners virtually the
same level of support as a 30-cent increase (70 percent),
but the larger increase would result in significantly
larger public health benefits. Research shows a clear
public health benefit from tobacco taxes. A 75-cent tax
increase will prevent 2.3 million kids from ever starting
to smoke, result in 1.4 million adults quitting, prevent
1.1 million smoking-caused deaths, and produce $54 bil-
lion in long-term health care savings.
"The cigarette tax is a proven strategy to protect
thousands of kids from tobacco addiction," said
William V Corr, Executive Director of the Campaign for

Tobacco-Free Kids. "For Representative Brown-Waite
and the entire Florida delegation, supporting a higher
cigarette tax is a win-win-win solution a health win
that will reduce tobacco use and save lives, a financial
win that will raise revenue to help fund the SCHIP pro-
gram and a political win that is popular with voters."
Increasing the price of cigarettes is one of the most
effective ways to reduce smoking, especially among
children. Studies show that every 10 percent increase in
the price of cigarettes reduces youth smoking by seven
percent and overall cigarette consumption by about
four percent.
The current federal cigarette tax rate is 39 cents per
Congress has not enacted legislation increasing the
federal cigarette tax since the Balanced Budget Act of
1997 (which phased in a 15-cent increase in 2000 and
2002). As a result, after adjusting for inflation, the fed-
eral cigarette tax is currently lower than historical lev-
els and much lower as a percentage of overall retail cig-
arette prices.
Nationwide, tobacco use kills more than 400,000 peo-

Learning To Live With Africanized

Florida Department of
Agriculture & Consumer
Services Commissioner
Charles H. Bronson an-
nounced today the develop-
ment of a public education
program to address risks
associated with the contin-
ued hybridization in Flori-
da of the Africanized hon-
ey bee (AHB), a more de-
fensive cousin of the gentle
European honey bee
"It has become clear
that the Africanized honey
bee population has grown
and will continue to grow
in Florida due to its nu-
merous pathways into the
state and the lack of effec-
tive eradication products
or techniques," said Bron-
AHBs were brought to
Brazil in the 1950's for test-
ing as possible alternative
pollinators and honey pro-
ducers because of their
reputation of being hardy
in tropical environments.
At the time, their defensive
nature and ability to repro-
duce in greater numbers
was not well understood.
Some were accidentally re-

leased and have spread
throughout South and Cen-
tral America, and Mexico
where they have become
established and now they
have become established in
the southwestern U.S. as
well. Reports of AHB at-
tacks are increasing in
these areas.
Concerns related to the
increase of AHBs involve
safety issues and impacts
to managed honey bee
colonies which Florida
agriculture depends on.
Unlike EHBs, AHBs
strongly defend their hives.
If they feel threatened they
will attack and pursue tar-
gets (people or animals)
over long distances (up to
% mile).
While the AHBs are
good pollinators and honey
makers, they are extremely
difficult to manage. They
swarm (leave the-hive to re-
produce) as many as 16
times per year, where
EHBs swarm once or twice
a year. It would be extreme-
ly difficult for beekeepers
to manage hives that are
abandoned that many
times, and this frequent

swarming behavior also re-
sults in the spreading and
dominating of the genetics
for this particular insect.
The Honey Bee Techni-
cal Council, established by
Florida statute to study the
field of beekeeping and
make recommendations on
changes to laws, met July
13, 2005 to discuss the sta-
tus of AHBs in Florida. At
this meeting, the Depart-
ment presented evidence of
the continuing crossbreed-
ing habits or hybridization
of EHBs and AHBs in the
Florida. AHB DNA was de-
tected in 40 of 93 samples
taken from honey bee
colonies in La Belle, Flori-
da in early May 2005.
In addition to coming
in on cargo ships, AHBs
are being detected in the
honey bee colonies that re-
turn to Florida after being
shipped around the coun-
try at different times of the
year for pollination pur-
poses, particularly from al-
mond orchards in Califor-
nia where the AHB is al-
ready established.
Testing for AHBs in
managed colonies is chal-

Honey Bees
lenging and resource in-
tensive. Florida alone has
250,000 managed colonies.
FDACS/DPI has resources
to analyze samples of ap-
proximately 10% of these
colonies annually. If the re-
sults of these samples
show AHB genetics, cur-
rent control actions in-
clude eradication or other
remediation methods such
as re-queening a process
which attempts to replace
AHB queens with EHB
For over 50 years, sci-
entists have been studying
ways to control the AHB.
Unfortunately there are no
products that target only
AHBs. Exclusion zones, in-
cluding a program in the
Panama Canal, have also
been tried without success.
At this time, scientists and
industry members have
concluded that adapting to
the AHB is the most logical



ple and costs more than $96 billion in health care bills
each year. Currently, 23 percent of high school students
smoke and more than 1,000 kids become new regular
smokers every day. In Florida, where 15.5 percent of
high school students smoke and tobacco use kills 28,700
residents annually, the state pays $6.32 billion in health
care bills a year.
The national survey of 1,000 registered voters was
conducted by the Mellman Group May 29- June 3, 2007
and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percent-
age points. Detailed poll results can be found at:
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