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Publisher: Tommy Greene
Place of Publication: Madison Fla
Publication Date: August 15, 2007
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School Board


School Resource

Officer Issue
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Madison County School Board
amended its agenda at its Tuesday, Au-
gust 7, meeting to address the issue of
School Resource Officers.
The board voted to instate four SROs,
with two stationed at Madison County
High School and alternating between the
high school and Madison County Excel
Alternative School and two stationed at
Madison County Central School.
The SROs at the Central School will
also be on hand if needed for the outlying
schools in the county Lee Elementary
School, Greenville Elementary School
and Pinetta Elementary School.
The board also listened to a commit-
Please see School Board, Page 4A

Late Rain Brings

Lots of Mosquitoes.

' And Disease:
By Jessica Higginbotham
Greene Publishing, Inc.
According to a memorandum re-
leased by the Bureau of Personnel Man-
agement, Commissioner Bronson wants
to ensure that people are aware that p0-
tentially dangerous mosquitoes: may be
prevalent in Florida during the late sum-
According to the press release, the
drought has prevented many mosquito
eggs from hatching, but they are very re-
silient and can survive for up to several
years. Now that the residents are expe-
riencing afternoon showers more fre-
quently, it is entirely possible that
[Floridians] will have several cycles of
! mosquitoes hatching at the same time -
Please see Late Rain, Page 4A

Amanda McLaughlin

Doing Better Following

Burn Incident
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Melody McLaughlin and her family
have had a lot of
tragedy recently,
but through their
tragedies, they have
found hope as well
as new friends.
On June 29,
Melody's daughter,
Amanda, was frying
shrimp and chicken
when her five-year-
old son, Ricky, Jr.
(known as "Junior) Amanda McLaughlin
noticed the fire on
the stove and alerted his mother. His
mother went to put the fire out on the
stove and caught on fire herself. She ran
into her 12-year-old daughter's bedroom.
Junior scrambled for cover, under the
safety of his bed, where he remained un
til firefighters coaxed him out.
Junior had thought at the time that
he had lost his mother, because he had
seen her on fire. His grandparents as-
sured him that Amanda was alive, but
did tell him that she was hurt very badly
Please see McLaughlin, Page 4A

2 Sections, 28 Pages
Around Madison County., ...5-9A
B ri dal............................. ......................... 11A.
Church...............................Section B
Classifieds .................................................. 14A
C ri iie..............:............................................4A
H ealth.......................................................16A
Legals..................................................... iS5A
Viewpoints.... ............................................2-3A

County Commission To

Consider Wal-Mart Site Plan

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Madison County Commission
will consider a site plan for Wal-Mart at
its Wednesday, August 15, meeting. The
meeting is scheduled for 4 p.m. in the
Commissioners Meeting Room at the
Courthouse Annex.
The Planning and Zoning Board rec-
ommended approval of the site plan for
Wal-Mart last week. Only the County
Commission has the authority to approve
or deny site plans.
The Wal-Mart Super Center, if ap-
proved and constructed, will be located
on Highway 53 South in Madison, be-
tween the location of Jimmie's Firestone
and Jimmie's Truckstop, on approxi-
mately 22 acres owned by the Kinjac Cor-
Other items on the agenda include:

1. Certification forms for the Madison
County SHIP Program Annual Report.
2. Certification of Regulatory Reform
forms for the Madison County SHIP Program.

1. Amended Interlocal Agreement Between
Madison County, City of Madison, Town of Lee,
and Town of Greenville Concerning Infrastruc-
ture at Interstate-10.

1. Presentation of Services by Clark Mos-
quito Control.
2. Lee Library Construction Project Mr.
Danny Hales.
3. Authorization to Submit FRDAP Grant

Applications Mr. Tommy Garner.
4. Request to Waive Small Scale Amend-
ment Fee Mr. Jeremiah Bell.
5. Approval of Crossroads Missionary
Baptist Church Sign Variance.
6. Approval of Wal-Mart Site Plan.
7. SAFER Grant Mr. George Blevins.
8. Request for Tax Abatement Mr. Jason
9. Re-Appointment of Members and Ap-
pointment of New Members to Code Enforce-
ment Board.
10. Approval of Utility Easement to Tri-
County Electric / School Board.
11. Discussion of RFP for Engineering Ser-
vices for Closed / liT Landfill.
12. Discussion on Hiring Freeze.
13. Fiscal Year 2007-2008 Budget Review.

Joe Crafton,

Former County


Passes Away

Former Madi-
son County Com-
missioner Joe
Crafton died Fri-
day, August 10, in
Gainesville. He was
59 years old.
Funeral ser-
vices were held
Sunday, August 12,
at 2 p.m. at Beggs
Funeral Home, Joe Crafton
Madison. Burial
will follow in Mt. Horeb Cemetery, Pinet-
In lieu of flowers, contributions may
be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Ma-
han Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308.
Joe was born in Valdosta, Ga. on Oc-
tober 20, 1947. He was a lifelong resident
of Madison County He served his coun-
try in the US Army He was a retired
building contractor and former Madison
County Commissioner in District II. He
was a member of the Pinetta First Bap-
tist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Pat
Crafton of Pinetta; his mother, Alice
Davis Crafton of Pinetta; two sons, Mark
Land (and wife) Beth of Madison and
Jody Crafton of Pinetta; a special Aunt
Dorothy Hubble of Madison; two step-
sons, Rufus (Lisa) Washington and Steve
(Lindsey) Washington all of Pinetta, Fl;
two sisters, Celia Jackson of Knoxville,
Tennessee; and Carolyn Zipperer of
He was blessed with seven grandchil-
dren, Tyler and Kendall Land, Abby and
Luke Washington, Taylor Huggins,
Megan Washington and Brock Crafton.
He is also survived by many other
relatives and friends.
He was predeceased by his first wife,
Martha Crafton, a son, Todd Crafton, his
father, Cecil Crafton and a special, Uncle
Jack Hubble.

Orientation And Open

House Set For Public

School Students
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
It's back to school for Madison Coun-
ty public school students on Monday, Au-
gust 20.
Madison County High School will
host its open house for parents and stu-
dents on Thursday, August 16, from 5:30-7
Prior to the open house, orientation
will be held for incoming freshman be-
ginning at 5 p.m. in the school's gym.
Have a great school year!

Hassie Glee
Celebrates 90th Birthday

.assie Glee, a longtime resi-
dent of Madisori County, cele-
brated her glorious 90th birthday on Satur-
day, August 4, from 1-6 p.m. When asked
how old she is, she will usually respond
with 'July 31, 1917...Now, count it up for
yourself." She is the daughter of Tony and
Cornelia Clemons, who had nine children

Please see Glee, Page 4A


Celebrates 100th Birthday

Genevieve Fernand of Cherry
Lake turned 100! Born July
15, 1907 in Chicago, Illinois, she celebrated
100 years of life with family and friends at
Divine Events Banquet Hall in Madison.
She danced with her grandson, Bert, and
greeted all of her friends and family who
came to her wonderful party. We all toast-
ed with champagne (compliments of her
great-grandson Nicholas) and enjoyed the

Please see Fernand, Page 4A

Tourism Development Council

Plans To Put Heads In Beds

By Jessica Higginbotham
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Madison's Tourism Development
Council is working diligently to bring
tourists to the county for
various events and to
"put heads in beds."
The TDC will be work-
ing together with the
Chamber of Commerce
to better provide for
tourism, development
within the county
Rae Pike has been ex-
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website for the TDC. She's been looking
into various graphic artists who will be
able to design an eye catching website.
The TDC is also working out a system
for awarding grants to various organiza-
tions, without awarding too much or not
enough money Various options were dis-
cussed, but any decision making has
been pushed back to Thursday, August
16, at a two p.m. meeting.
It was proposed at the TDC's August 9
meeting that the Chamber and TDC work
together on three to four major events
per year to help bring up tourism help-
ing each other to be successful.
Ray Griffin mentioned that although
the Chamber isn't currently open on the
weekends, he plans to have Bright Fu-
tures scholars manning the office by the
first of October. The students will work
only on Saturdays to help add hours to
their community service requirements.
Stephen Pike mentioned the possibil-
ity of bringing in tourists with a "fly in"
at the Lee Airport, where sport flyers fly
in their experimental and ultra light air-

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2A Madison County Carrier Wednesday, August 15, 2007


With The Publisher
Mary Ellen Greene

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

Update On: Three Dogs Attack Resident's Goats

Happy Birthday To My Father...

Buford Selman,
Who Turns a "Young" 97 Years Old Today,
August 15, 2007
Today is a very special day
for us.
The patriarch of our fam-
ily, William Buford Selman,
Sr. is a "young" 97 years old.
Dad was born in Ar-
muchee, Ga. on August 15,
1910, to Jonah and Lottie
Selman. He was the oldest -
son of a family of six chil-
dren. The only remaining. i
sibling in his family is his
brother, Gordon, who also
lives in Madison.' /
Daddy's mother was a ,
music teacher, and his father
was a rural mail carrier. In the
little community of Armuchee,
everyone knew everyone, and it was
always a fun place for us, as children to visit.
In his immediate family were: Jessie, the oldest, and
the only girl, who has passed way She and her husband,
Cyril, owned a restaurant, and we always enjoyed going
to visit them and eating in their restaurant. They had
three children: Joyce, Ronald and C. C.
The second-born was Dad, who finished high school
in Armuchee after skipping some grades along the way
for scholastic excellence. He later worked in repairs for
a telephone/exchange company with Southern Bell.
During the Depression, he worked for the Georgia Agri-
culture Dept., inspecting cotton. This is how he came to
Madison. He worked with the Ag. Dept. for three years
as a statistician in the United States Cotton Service. He
later worked with Van H. Priest Co. as their head book-
keeper for their 16 stores in Florida and Georgia.
After meeting and marrying Mother, they opened
Lucile's Dress Shop next door to the Dime Store in
downtown Madison, and ran it together for 60. years, un-
til it burned when downtown Madison caught fire in
1997. '
Dad said that was simply the Lord's way of saying,
"Buford, it's time to take Lucile and go home."
They did, and retired together, enjoying life at
Third in line was my Uncle Roy, who was a real es-
tate investor who also owned a lumber yard and sawmill
business. Roy was a County Commissioner for Floyd
County, Ga. for many years. Roy is also deceased, and
his wife, Irene, just passed away this past year. Their
daughter, Linda, still resides in Georgia with her fami-
The fourth child in line was Uncle Gordon Selman
of Madison. He came down from Georgia to be with
Dad, and he also worked with Van H. Priest. He was a
warehouse foreman until his retirement. His wife, Het-
tie, is still by his side. Their children are Martha, who
lives in Tallahassee, and Don, who lives in Madison.
The fifth child was his brother, Clyde, who was the
Vice-President of the First National Bank in Rome, Ga.,
for many years. He, too, is deceased. He and his wife,
Jeanette, had two boys.
The baby of the family was my Uncle James, a car-
penter, also deceased. He had one daughter.
Our family feels blessed to have had Dad as our pa-
triarch these many, many years. He and our mother had
five children: Roberta, who lives in Midland, Mich.;
then (twins) Wiley, who lives at Santa Rosa Beach, and
this writer, who lives in Madison; Susan (deceased); and
Bill, who lives in Gainesville. They have four grandchil-
dren and 11 great-grandchildren.
We feel we had the best parents in the world, and for
this reason, I salute the greatest father in the world on
his 97th birthday....... my Dad.
Thank you, Dad, for all you have meant to me and
your family, and still are, and for being a "guiding light"
these many, many years.
Happy, Happy Birthday, Daddy!!!!!! May you have
many, many more.

Happy Birthdam

James Noland Greene
Another Happy Birthday salute this
week goes to our grandson, James
Noland Greene, who turns 22 years old
August 16th.
You have to have known Noland
as a baby and a child, to appreciate
him today
He was born the second child -
of our oldest son, Harvey and as a ?- '
baby Noland had the most gor- .'
geous curly red hair you can .,
imagine. He was .
also a mischie.
full of personal-
ity (Not much -
has changed.)
He is a student
at North Florida Com-
/ munity College now, and works with
his granddad in graphics, helping
S him publish his many books on the
drawing board.
L Happy Birthday, Noland, and I
hope Pop and I are here to see you turn
"Nuiff said....Bye for now.... See 'ya.

This Letter is in response to an article that ran on
July 27, 2007. The article, Three Dogs Attack Residents
Goats, was located on the front page.

Dear Editor,
Approximately six weeks ago our family's night-
mare began. After two years without goats we decided
to begin a new herd. We purchased a young nine-month-
old nanny as a pet to be bread later with "Snickers."
Within a few days, "Lilly" was killed by three dogs,
which we could identify These dogs actually dug under
our fences to get in as well as get out. "Snickers" was
okay because he was still inside out back porch being
Our property is completely fenced with regular
fencing, one strain of barbed wire around the top, and
access gates. We had also added additional barbed wire
and electric fencing to the back to keep our goats IN and
out of the neighbor's flowers. Around our goat area we
recently added four foot fencing on the ground and
wired to the regular fencing and more barbed wire to
prevent dogs digging under.
Two weeks later we purchased two-week-old "Iggy,"
"Tabetha," "Brandy," and "Carina" "Amy," "Amanda;"
Nubian and Dwarf breeds. Four of these along with
"Snickers" were kept on the back porch to be bottle-fed
as well as to be adapted to their new home. We slowly
transitioned our new babies to their new outside home.
'"Amy" and "Amanda" were slightly older and were no
longer on the bottle.
Since the first attack we had been searching for the
dogs and their owners. Since we knew of no other at-
tacks we thought it was an isolated event and the dogs
were back in their pen.
Then it happened again. I went out early one Tues-
day morning to give our babies their bottles and found
"Iggy," "Tabetha," '"Amy," and "Amanda" dead. "Cari-
na" and "Brandy" were in shock and had several punch-
er wounds from the dog bites; "Snickers" Was found in
the field alive, but with multiple injuries ,including a
large open wound from where one of he dogs had bitten
a chunk out of his hind leg. The dogs had climbed or
jumped the fence and barbed wire.
After the police and animal control completed their
investigation we headed to Madison Veterinary Cliaic'"
with our three remaining babies. After a long anidmr6ep-
less couple of nights things started looking up because
we knew "Snickers," "Carina," and "Brandy" .ere go-
ing to pull through.
We moved them all to the back porch to nurse them
back to health. Our daily routine included the following
to be done three to four times each day: bottle feeding
each one individually, washing out "Snickers'" open

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wound, applying medications to wounds, and giving an-
tibiotic shots. Not to mention the clean up of the porch
throughout the day! If you know goats at all this is quite
a mess! But we refused to put our babies back out for
those dogs to kill.
For the next week and a half we worked on the goat
pen, enclosing top to bottom an eight by eight section
using one fourth inch hog panels for the sides, two by
four and one half plywood for the floor, and galvanized
metal for the roof and backside (for protection in the
winter). Everything was wired together and the only
opening was a five-foot heavy wooden door.
Once they were well enough to go back outside we
put them back in the pen during the day and at night or
when we were not at home we locked them in the en-
closed section. Things were going good and everybody
was healing nicely.
On Thursday at 2 a.m. we awoke to the same night-
mare once again (third attack). These same dogs muti-
lated our remaining babies: "Snickers," "Carina," and
"Brandy" The dogs actually chewed through the metal
and the hog panels to kill our babies.
On the positive side and to make a long story short,
we killed one dog, shot and wounded another, and the
third was wounded from chewing through the metal.
The owners were identified and did willingly give the
dogs up to animal control to be euthanized. We also
learned that these same dogs have attacked other goats
and chickens on three separate occasions and the own-
ers DID have knowledge of at least one of the attacks,
but these dogs have been allowed to roam free and the
owners never tried to confine them.
We are not experts but through our nightmare and
after talking to experts, we know that once dogs have a
"taste for the kill" they will continue; even the nicest of
dogs! They do NOT kill for food (none of our babies
were eaten), they kill for the fun, for the chase. Think
about this: what if it had been a child. If a child is afraid
of a dog, they will usually run or scream or both, and
this is just chat the dogs want. They think it's playtime.
We would like to send out a special thanks to the
Madison Veterinary Clinic staff, especially Dr. Baxley
and Dr. Lewis, and Jamie from the Animal Control. We
would also like to thank Barbara Barfield, Annie and
Allen Dyke for their help throughout this terrible or-
deal and last, but certainly not least, thank you to our
neighbors for their help and concept.
Our message to the public: Be responsible; confine
your pets/animals.

Monica, Devan, and Duane Dyke




Resides: Madison
Occupation: Retired state
Family: Wife, two chil-
dren, and five grandchildren.
Hobbies: Hunting and

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Visitors And Birthdays
I hope everyone is having a great week! It has been
so hot lately. The rain was very welcome in Lee this past
Regina Forrest and her husband, Brad, were in Lee
this past weekend visiting Regina's parents, Retis and
Janice Flowers.
Jamie Phillips celebrated his birthday on Saturday,
August 11, and was honored with a party on Sunday, Au-
gust 12.
Midway Baptist Church will hold its peanut boil on
Saturday, September 15, beginning at 6 p.m. Special
guests for the day will be the Mercy Mountain Boys.
Dwight Cline celebrates his birthday on Sunday, Au-
gust 19. Linda Jones, Samantha Jones and Jason Lamb
celebrate their birthdays Monday, August 20. Bubbie
Hauss, Jeanette Mitchell, Erica Sealey and Beth Ward
will celebrate their birthdays on Tuesday, August 21.
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!

Kichia Crim and DOR vs. Cedric Davis-other do-
Dixie Garvey vs. Teddy Phillips-domestic injunc-
In Re: Mattie Wright-other domestic
Angela L. Graham and DOR vs. Curtis Andrew
Johnnie Miller and DOR vs. Fredrick Ulee-support
Reba Johnson vs. Rob Love-domestic injunction

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'Annual James Sale Tennis Tourney

Winners of the Class C
Division of the James Sale
Tennis Tournament are,
standing left to right: Jeri
Ann King, Amy Hodnett,
Hank Davis, and John
Second place winners
are, left to right: Leigh
Sherrard, Emerald Greene,
Chris McMahon and Lucas

Accident Investigation

The re-
cent collapse
of the 1-35W National
bridge across
the Mississip- *r
pi River in
Minneapolis Joe Boyles
brought to
mind my his- Guest Columnist
tory with ac-
cident inves-
tigation. Most of my experience was
with aircraft accidents, although there
were a mixture of explosives incidents
and ground mishaps mixed in as well.
While the Minneapolis accident appears
to be a case of structural failure, the
principles of accident investigation re-
main the same.
In a nutshell, the job of the investi-
gation team is to determine what went
wrong and then recommend corrections
that will prevent future mishaps of a
similar nature. Once you get past the
grisly task of rescue and recovery, the
accident investigation becomes a classic
detective case. The team will pour over
records and carefully recover the pieces
of the bridge so that they can recon-
struct the critical sections that failed.
No doubt, there will be a lot of structur-
al testing and computer simulation to
determine the effect of stress loads on
the structure.
When the data is all assembled, the
investigators will determine a sequence
of events which led to the collapse.
Some of these events will be non-criti-
cal to the accident while others will be
judged "casual." The difference is that
if you subtract a causal event from the
mishap sequence, the accident will not
Once we understand why the bridge
collapsed, then we will have a much bet-
ter idea what to look for in other bridges
and how they can be reinforced to pre-
vent similar catastrophes. That is the
most important element in an accident
investigation: what can we learn from
the disaster to prevent recurrence?
If you stop and think about major
accidents, there is a lot of good that can
come from a thorough investigation. Af-
ter the Apollo 1 fire in January 1967 that
killed three astronauts, the capsule was
redesigned to permit an accident-free
record on our hazardous moon mis-
sions. In 1986 when Challenger blew up
during launch, we discovered critical
factors about cold temperatures and re-
designed the seals between the seg-

ments of the
solid rocket
S boosters. Four
years ago, the
,- destruction of
Columbia on

B thorough and
safe under-
standing of the
hazards of falling ice and foam during
the launch phase of the space shuttle.
The most significant accident inves-
tigation I took part in was the crash of
B-1 Ship 2 in August 1984 at the Edwards
Flight Test Center. As a result of the in-
vestigation, we recommended and the
Air Force accepted five engineering re-
designs the entire fleet of B-1 bombers
was retrofitted with these changes to
make the aircraft safer to fly.
Back to the accident in Minneapolis,'
the people with political agendas pre-
emptively went to the microphones to
announce their theory on why the
bridge collapsed. The global warming
crowd pointed to the unusually hot
weather as their pet theory on why the
bridge fell. The anti-war crowd blamed
all the money spent in Iraq rather than
on infrastructure. Conservatives point-
ed to all of the money siphoned out of
the highway and transportation bills for
earmarks benefiting individual con-
gressmen. Actually, I think there may
be something to this latter theory it
turns out that in the latest highway bill,
the Minnesota congressional delegation
siphoned $155 million in earmarks for
their pet projects. I'm willing to bet that
money would have gone a long way in in-
specting and correcting existing infra-
structure like the I-35W bridge.
If you stop and think about it, the
person with the! least to offer in a
tragedy like this is a politician. I bet if
you were to combine the engineering ex-
pertise of all 535 members of Congress,
it would not equal the knowledge of a
first-year engineering student. These
guys are really out of their league.
I'm reasonably confident that the in-
vestigation team will find out why this
bridge collapsed. I'm also confident that
we'll have a lot better idea what to look
for in similar bridges as they are annu-
ally inspected by structural engineers.
It is a sad thing to realize that often
times lives must be lost in order for us to
learn valuable lessons, but that is usual-
ly the case.

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4A Madison County Carrier Wednesday, August 15, 2007


School Board cont from pagelA
tee update from Gwen Hubbard on plans for the Back-to-
School Information Fair to be held in the Four Freedoms
Park on Saturday, August 18, from 10 a.m. until 12 noon.
Andy Barnes discussed board certification for par-
ticipation in the 2005-2006 and 2007-2008 Classrooms for
Kids allocations and adoption of the Project Allocation
List for Madison County Excel Alternative School.
The board approved change orders for the Madison
County Excel Alternative School construction project.
The building, which will be located adjacent to the high
school, will cost a total of $412,022.80. Plans call for Ex-
cel students to begin classes at the old location, while
the new site is being prepared.
The next School Board meeting is scheduled for
Tuesday, August 15, at the School Board office.

Glee cont from pagelA
(six deceased). She is the oldest of three surviving chil-
The celebration took place on the family farm Glee
Heritage Acres where she has lived and worked for the
past 60 years. She is now enjoying retirement where she
spends her time watching her family television show -
The Price Is Right and monitoring the various farm ac-
She enjoyed her special day with approximately 250
family members and friends, good food and a birthday
cake decorated with 90 candles. She received many spe-
cial gifts, including being serenaded with'her favorite
songs by her children and grandchildren.

iFernand cont from pagelA
delicious food and beautiful cake created by "Made to
Order" catering.
Jeanette Norelius would like to thank everyone for
all of their gifts, cards and well wishes for her mother.
"I have been truly blessed to have had my mother
my whole life," she said.




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resulting in a significant increase in the mosquito pop-
Mosquitoes carry numerous diseases including
Eastern Equine Encephalitis, St. Louis Encephalitis
and West Nile Virus, all of which can impact people
tremendously Once a horse is infected with EEE, they
are typically euthanized. Mosquitoes are also potential
carriers for other diseases such as Malaria and Dengue
Fever. Although West Nile Virus has killed 88 Ameri-
cans, EEE is much more fatal in humans, but only af-
fecting four people per year. St. Louis Encephalitis af-
fects about 128 Americans yearly
There are no vaccines for West Nile Virus or Malar-
ia, so the key to. avoiding the diseases is education.
Many organizations are partnering to raise Malaria
awareness. While Malaria was eradicated in the United
States in the 1950s, people all over the world are still af-
fected by the fatal illness. It has been estimated that one
African child dies every 30 seconds from Malaria.
West Nile Virus affected the home front several
years ago until then, most Americans thought that
mosquito borne diseases were only contracted in the
jungles. Experts agree that Malaria poses little threat to
Americans as a mosquito borne disease, but West Nile is
here, and potentially dangerous.
In an attempt to prevent mosquito borne diseases,
people should:
Avoid outside activities at dusk and dawn when
mosquitoes are most active
Use mosquito repellent containing DEET and wear
socks, shoes, long pants and long sleeves
Eliminate stagnant water in birdbaths, kiddy
pools, and other containers of water in which mosqui-
toes might breed.
For more information on mosquito control, contact
Mosquito/Animal Control at (850) 973-6459.

McLaughlin cont from pagelA

On Wednesday morn-
ing, August 8, at 2:30 a.m.,
Melody received a call
from Tampa General Hos-
pital, where her daughter
was being treated in the
burn unit.
"They told me they
gave Amanda her first bite
of soft food, really soft
food and allowed her to
talk and eat and drink,"
Melody said. "They said'
that her voice was really
soft, though, but it was get-
ting stronger."
Amanda had been on
life support until she was
moved a step down out of
the Intensive Care Unit.
On Friday, August 10,
Melody said that Amanda
had been moved into Re-
"Junior will now get to
visit with his mom,'
Melody said.
Amanda is the mother
of two children, 12-year-
old Shanice and Junior,
who was dubbed "The Lit-
tle Hero" because of his
actions, alerting his moth-
er to the fire.
Melody said that
Amanda still has a num-
ber of problems, including
her right eye not being
able to close, which doc-
tors will try to correct
through surgery and hear-

ing loss in her right ear.
She also runs an infection
quite a bit.
'All of her burns were
third degree burns,"
Melody said, "but the doc-
tors said that they go deep-
er. I don't really under-
stand that. I have tried to
get them to explain but
they can't."
Amanda is able to com-
niunicate with others,
through writing notes to
them. She has had a tra-
cheotomy and still has the
tube in her.
Melody, who also lost
her father, Barney Sadler,
to cancer on July 29, still
keeps an upbeat attitude
about all of the tragedy.
Her father, who moved to
Pinetta several years ago,
called the small town his
"little piece of Heaven on
"We've been blessed to
be a part of Madison since
moving here on February
3 three years ago," Melody
said. "I don't know how to
thank everyone in Madi-
son for their support.
There have been so many
people we don't even know
who helped."
Melody said that the
officers at Madison Cor-.
rectional Institution
where her husband, Den-
ver, works, had taken up a
collection for Amanda.
She said that her friends,
Mike and Patty Jones, had
helped her with her
karaoke business on a
phone call's notice.
"We didn't have to wor-
ry about losing our jobs
while we were away,"
Melody said. "Everyone
stepped in and helped."
Melody said she was
appreciative for every-
thing, including the
prayers and financial sup-
port that her family had
"Everyone showed
their love and support and
wrapped us in their arms
and in their prayers," she
said. "I don't know how to
thank all of them."

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Man Arrested For

Possessing 107 Grams

Of Marijuana
A Madison man
was arrested on Tues-
day, August 7, for pos-
sessing 107 grams of
marijuana and in-
tending to sell it.
'According to a
Madison Police De-
partment report, Inv.
Nathan Curtis was
contacted by Proba-
tion and Parole Offi-k
cer Albert Toole to
show up at the resi-
dence of 28-year-old
William Franklin
Officer Toole had
located 107 grams of
marijuana in Hicks' William Franklin Hicks
bedroom. Some of
the marijuana was already bagged for sell and another
large bag contained loose marijuana.
Toole turned the evidence over to the Madison Po-
lice Department.
Curtis observed Toole recover the marijuana from
the dresser of Hicks' bedroom.
Curtis conducted a field test, which determined that
the leafy substance was indeed marijuana.
Hicks was arrested and transported to the, Madison
County Jail.

Man Arrested For Resisting

Arrest And Driving Without

A Valid License
A Madison man was arrested on Saturday, August
11, for driving without a valid license and resisting ar-
According to a Madison Police Department report,
Jarvis Lamar McQuay was spotted by Patrolman Joel
Oquendo driving a black Chevrolet utility vehicle.
Oquendo recognized McQuay and knew that he did not
have a driver's license.
Oquendo attempted a traffic stop as he saw McQuay
traveling south on Baumgartner. While Oquendo ap-
proached the vehicle, McQuay sped up to a high rate of
speed. McQuay abandoned the vehicle and ran into
Madison Heights, where Oquendo lost sight of him.
At approximately 11:30 p.m., Oquendo was notified
that family members had taken McQuay to the Madison
County Jail. Oquendo arrested him and charged him
with driving while his license was suspended and re-
sisting arrest without violence.

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Madison County Carrier 5A


Joe Crafton

Joe Crafton, age 59,
died on August 10, 2007, in
Funeral Services were
held Sunday, August 12,
2007 at 2 p.m. at Beggs Fu-
neral Home, Madison.
Burial followed in Mt.
Horeb Cemetery, Pinetta.
The family received
friends at Beggs Chapel on
Saturday, August 11, 2007
. from 6 to 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, con-
tributions may be made to
Big Bend Hospice, 1723
Mahan Center Blvd., Tal-
lahassee, Fl 32308.
Joe was born in Val-
dosta, Ga. on October 20,
1947. He was a life-long
resident of Madison
County. He served his
country in the U.S. Army.
He was a retired building
contractor and former
Madison County Commis-
sioner in District II. He
was a member of the
Pinetta First Baptist
He is survived by his
wife, Pat Crafton of Pinet-
ta; his mother Alice Davis
Crafton of Pinetta; two
sons, Mark Land (and
wife) Beth of Madison and
Jody Crafton of Pinetta; a
special aunt, Dorothy Hub-
ble of Madison, Fl; two
step-sons, Rufus (Lisa)
Washington and, Steve
(Lindsey) Washington all
of Pinetta, Fl; two sisters,
Celia Jackson of
Knoxville, Tennessee; and
Carolyn Zipperer of Pinet-
He was blessed with,
seven grandchildren;-
Tyler and Kendall Land;
Abby and Luke Washing-
ton; Taylor Huggins;
Megan Washington and
Brock Crafton.
He is also survived by
many other relatives and
He was predeceased by
his wife, Martha Crafton;
a son, Todd Crafton; his fa-
ther, Cecil Crafton; and a
special Uncle Jack Hubble.

CentIer St(

Colonel, U.S.A.F. (Ret.) Julian Oswald Hodges

Colonel, U.S.A.F.
(Ret.) Julian Oswald
Hodges, and a resident of
Madison, a native of Head-
land in Henry County Al-
abama, passed away early
Monday morning, August
13, 2007, in Madison. He
was 88.
Funeral services will
be held at 11 a.m. Thursday,
(C.D.T.) August 16, 2007, in
the Holman-Headland
Mortuary Chapel, Head-
land, Alabama, with Rev-
erend Norman C. Simmons
officiating. Graveside ser-
vices, with military rites,
will follow in Memory Hill
Cemetery in Dothan, Al-
abama. The family will re-
ceive friends from 10 until
11 a.m. (C.D.T.) Thursday at
the Mortuary in Headland.
The family will
also receive friends from 7
until 9 p.m. Wednesday

evening at his home, 287 N.
W Hamburg Road, Madi-
In lieu of flowers,
memorial contributions
may be made to the First
Baptist Church of Head-
land "Together We Build
Fund," 301 E. Church
Street, Headland, Al. 36345.
Colonel Hodges was
born and reared in Head-
land, youngest child of the
late Alexander A. Hodges
and Martha Holland
Hodges. He was a graduate
of Headland High School.
Colonel Hodges enlisted in
the U. S. Air Force in 1941.
During his Air Force ca-
reer, he served as a pilot in
World War II and Korea
and also served in the mili-
tary during the Vietnam
Conflict. His military
schooling included train-
ing in the Aircraft Mainte-

Alonzo Frank Green, Jr.
Alonzo Frank Green, Jr. age 88, died Sunday July 29,2007,
in his home after an extended illness. He was born in Jasper
on September 30,1918. .
Frank attended school in his younger years in Madison
County He was the son of the late Frank Green, Sr and
"Berta" Green of Hamilton County and Madison County His
sisters who predeceased him include Frances Green Lunsford;
Allene Green Tadlock and her twin sister, Irene Green John-
son; and Berta Lucile Selman of Madison.
Frank attended the University of Florida but cut his col-
lege education short to join the 17th Airborne at the start of
WWII. He served overseas and fought in the "Battle of the
Frank returned to the University of Florida after the war
to complete his education.
Frank was President of McKinney Green, Inc. Mortgage
Banking Insurance and Real Estate for over 60 years before re-
tiring in 2004. Frank was involved in various organizations in
the Gainesville area. He was past president of the Board of
Gainesville Realtors and the past president of the North Flori-
da Council of Boy Scouts, and the holder of the Silver Beaver
Award, the highest award given in the Scouting program.
Frank was also a past president of the Mortgage Bankers.
*Association of Florida, a former Director of the Chamber of:
Commerce and a former member of the Gainesville Airport
Aviation Advisory Board.
He loved flying and was a pilot. He was also an avid golfer
and hunter.
All Friends and relatives of Frank are invited to attend.
Green is survived by his two sons, and their families,
Frank Green Ill, and Paul Michael Green of Gainesville. He is
also survived by his wife, Pat Wynn Green, and her family; a
sister, Rosa V Zipperer of Gainesville; many nieces and
nephews; and his former wife, Margie Green.
A memorial service will be held on August 18, 2007 at 1
p.m. at The Family Church, located on 2022 SW 122nd St., Madi-

nance School, Wichita
Falls, Texas, Instructor
Training at the University
of Illinois, Pilot Instrument
Training at Shreveport,
Louisiana, Military Gov-
ernment School in Gettys-
burg, Pennsylvania, Air
Tactical School at Tyndall
Air Force Base in Panama
City, Aircraft Officer's
Training at Chanute Air
Force Base in Rantoul, Illi-
nois and Air Command and
Staff School at Maxwell Air
Force Base in Montgomery,
Alabama. Colonel Hodges
was Chief of Maintenance
and served tours of duty in
Japan, Korea, Morocco and
Germany After the Korean
War, he developed the con-
cept of a Field Training
Wing for maintenance and
aircraft personnel. For this
accomplishment, Colonel
Hodges was awarded the
Legion of Merit..He served
as an Air Aide to Generals
Archer and Dean while in
Korea and General Kenny
at Maxwell Air Force Base.
Because of a medical
condition, Colonel Hodges
was discharged from the
Air Force in 1967, eleven
years and eleven months
before serving his full ca-
reer. After his retirement
from the Air Force, he at-
tended Valdosta State Uni-
versity earning a B. A. De-
gree in Sociology and a
Masters Degree in History
He was a member of the
Rantoul Masonic Lodge No.
470, Rantoul, Illinois, a 32nd
Degree Mason, Valley of
Danville, Danville, Illinois,
a Shriner in Madison, and
also a life member of the
D.A.V Colonel Hodges was
a former Patron of the Or-
der of the Eastern Star in
SeQul, 'Korea., He ;was a
member of the First Bap-
tist Church of Headland.
Hodges was preceded in

death by his first wife, Ruth
Wade Hodges; a daughter,
Martha Jo Hodges; three
sisters, Sarah Hodges Tay-
lor, Martha Hodges Furr
and LaDellion Hodges
Cvikel; five brothers, FT.
Hodges, Tullis Hodges,
Glenwood Hodges, Rupert
Hodges and Grey Hodges.
Surviving relatives in-
clude his wife, Catherine
Smith Hodges, Madison;

two daughters, Sarah L.
Leverett, Berkley, Ca., Juli-
Ann Morrison, Amarillo,
Tx.; three grandchildren,
Haskell Morrison, Sarah
Keith Morrison and Cybele
Leverett; five great-grand-
sons, Alan Morrison, Alex
Morrison, William Benson,
Zachary Morrison and
Fisher Benson. Holman-
Headland Mortuary is in
charge of arrangements.

August 15
The Madison County Diabetes Support Group will be
meeting on Wednesday August 15, from 11:45 a.m. to 12:10
p.m. The meeting will take place at the Madison Public Li-
brary 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 15
A class will be offered on August 15 from 12:15-12:45
p.m. on the topic "Dental Care for a Healthy Lifestyle."
This class will take place at the Madison Public Library
You are welcome to bring your own lunch. The class will
be instructed by Judith Corin, Dental Hygenist, and Pais-
ley Robinson, Dental Assistant.
August 15-19
The Madison Church of God will be in revival August
15-19 with Evangelist R.W Martin. Services will begin at
7 p.m. nightly and 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday Everyone
is welcome to attend.
August 19
Midway Baptist Church will be celebrating their
150th Homecoming Service on Sunday August 19, 2007.
Sunday School 10:30 a.m. and Worship Service at 11:30
a.m. Guest speaker will be Dr. Jerry M. Windsor Secre-
tary/Treasury for the Florida Baptist Historicial Society,
Baptist College of Florida, Graceville. "Last Call" will be
providing the music prior to the morning worship hour.
Everyone is cordially invited to come join and worship
with them.
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 begiria't11 a.m. and you
are welcome to bring your own lunch. For more informa-
tion, please call Bonnie Mathis at (850) 342-0170 ext. 1301.





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Where Cat6 \ren't Treated Lik Animals

How we behave toward cats here below determines our
status in heaven.
Robert A Heinlein

By Jessica Higginbotham
Greene Publishint. Inc
If a homeless cat could talk. t
would probably
say. "Give me shell.
ter, food, compan-
lonship and love.
and I will be vours
for lit'

* Susan Easterly.

Craig Grant has
given over one hun-
dred cats shelter, food.
companionship and
love. His felines, affec-
tionately called "Ba-
bies," live with him on :30
acres of wooded land.
Grant calls his home
"Caboodle Ranch." The

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Grant and an
adorable kitten that looks
kind of like a mop, are tak-
ing a quick break in the of-
fice building. This kitten
likes to open his mouth to
talk. but he can't quite
make the meow come


The cats that
Grant takes in have
personalities all
S"-- their own. There
are a few minor
', squabbles here and
there. but every fami-
ly has a few kinks that
need to be worked out.
All of Caboodle's cats
roam about the entire
30 acres, some set up
with other cats and
some prefer the solitary
Headbutter likes to
knock cans of food off the
counter; and gets attention
. by buttine in with his

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This kitten worked so
hard to get up on Grant's
shoulder. He climbed up
Grant's pants, shirt, and
then finally got some help
getting situated. The kitten
rode all over the ranch on
his throne err Grant's

Patiently awaiting her meal is a lovely cream-colored cat.
She expects her food in a timely manner.

haven for cats was unintentionally founded in 2003,
"when a series of misfortunate events finally led to its
creation... [It all] started with one man and one cat who
never really got along well with each other." Pepper, the
cat, originally belonged to Grant's son. When the son
moved away, the cat stayed behind. Slowly but surely,
and after five kittens, one man and one cat became in-
To avoid giving up Pepper and her five kittens, Grant
left his condo in Ponte Vedra Beach and came to Madi-
son County, where he's settled in with many more cats.
"I have a happiness I never had before," says Grant of
his cat-filled life.
Caboodle Ranch accepts cats that have been spayed
or neutered, that have rabies shots up-to-date, and are

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also vaccinated. The charity organization requests a do-
nation of $100 with each cat. to make up costs. It costs a
normal family $100 per year to feed a cat try feeding 100
Grant works close in hand with Madison County An-
imal Control to give a good home to cats. "Cats deserve
food, shelter, and freedom." said Grant. "I'm just giving
them that "
When it comes to administering medication. Grant
is a pro. He carries medications for the cats constantly.
and is .capable of giving a cat an IV and penicillin, as
they need it. Caboodle takes in cats that are otherwise
deemed unsuitable, some sick, some feral, and some just
The ranch has a receiving center, various camp-
grounds for cats, two large kennel areas, an office, and
Shaky Jake Lake and the Cat Nap Inns. The small wa-
tering hole and shelters are named after Shaky Jake, a
lost and beloved friend, one of Grant's cats. Poison Ivy
Path, devoid of poison ivy, is an out of the way trail
where Grant sometimes takes his kitties for walks.
There are plans underway for a picnic area for families
to come and visit with the cats.
New cats on the ranch stay in their kennels for four
weeks to acclimate them to the new environment. Some-
times, the kitties stay kenneled longer, for their safety,
and for the safety of the other cats. Some new arrivals
include a family of Siamese cats found in a shopping
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This big-eyed beauty followed Grant down Poison Ivy
Path and all the way back to camp. A few cats walk with Grant
in the evenings.
head. King is a very, very large orange and white cat
who looks more like a small tiger, but is very affection-
ate. Wobbles suffers neurological problems and would
have probably been put down. Bear, an enormous and
very sweet cat, had an ear operation. The one-eared cat
spends lots of time demanding attention in the form of
rubs and pats. Crackers is a beautifully colored long
haired cat that likes to be lazy and get attention. Big Red
is lazy, as a cat should be, and loves to be pampered and
photographed. Tippy Head has a tippy head, but the sol-
id black beauty likes to be petted and loved on. Smokey,
a very special gray cat, takes her tuna (and only tuna) on
the tailgate of Grant's truck. She's a particular cat, as
many are.
"cat isn't fussy-just so long as you remember he likes
his milk in the shallow, rose-patterned saucer and his fish
on the blue plate. From which he will take it, and eat it off
the floor."- Arthur Bridges
Grant recalls several times when he would wake up
surrounded by cats, or be roused by the cats. "I've not
been happier," he says about those moments. The cats
have become Grant's family, though they still have their
feline ways.
Grant has a tough time paying for all the essentials
required for the cats. Food is expensive, and at about 85
cans of wet food per day plus dry food and litter, the costs
keep adding up. The cats at Caboodle ranch need med-
ications just like people, and they need routine doctors
visits as well. Food and medicine, plus upkeep is expen-
Caboodle Ranch is home to many cats that deserve
their safe haven their slice of the good life. Each cat is
loved, each cat is treated well. Most of all, the cats like
Tippy Head, Big Red, Wobbles, Headbutter, and Bear are
all given a second chance at life.
Caboodle Ranch also has a website, accessible at, where visitors can check on the
ranch, submit personal stories, or even donate to Grant's
cause. Donations can be mailed to Caboodle Ranch, P.O.
Box 299, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, 32004. Grant can be
reached at (850) 971-4417 or (904) 377-1715.
Craig Grant is only .one man, but this one man has
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Madison County Carrier 7A


By Jessica Higginbotham
Greene Publishing, Inc.
His work is like none other, the roots buried
deep in folk art and blacksmithing, as his sculpture
of Tubal-Cain suggests. H. Marshall Norris is a na-
tive of Madison County, the son of Shorty and
Frances (Cason) Norris.
Norris has never had any formal artistic educa-
tion, though he's been mixing paints and welding
scrap metal for sculptures his entire life. He went
professional at the national and international level
in 1990, showing in several events and competitions
each year.
In 1996, "Old Man" won first place in the Spring
Into Arts show in Valdosta. "Granny," another
crowd favorite, won first place in the same show in
2000. According to Norris, "Granny" is nearly
identical to a long deceased relative on the Cason
side of his family. The biblical blacksmith "Tubal-
Cain" won fourth place in the Spring Into Arts
show in 2002.
In 2007 at the Spring Into Arts show, Norris be-
came the first person to place two pieces his
sculpture "Heavy Metal" and an oil painting called
"Hunting Dog."
Norris has been featured in numerous maga-
zines, including Grit, The Valdosta Magazine,
Farm and Ranch Living, and Free Wheelin,' as well
as a number of local newspapers and one PBS spe-
cial and a German documentary.
Barbara, Norris' wife of 11 years, jokes that,
"Marshall has made several self portraits, includ-
ing the Old Man and Tubal-Cain." The couple has
five children total, but two from Marshall's first
marriage, and three from Barbara's. Christopher

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jessica Higginbotham, July 24, 2007

and Alicia, both married, are Marshall's children,
while Jennifer, Becky, and Tina belong to Barbara.
"His talent is God-given," said Barbara. "We al-
ways encourage others to use their talents. Mar-
shall has overcome blindness and an eye trans-
plant, two major car accidents, a snakebite, and
now a stroke." Norris had a stroke in May of this
year, but it has only slowed him down a little.
He isn't painting because he lost the movement
of his right side. "I'm thinking of switching to the
left," Norris said. He still has plenty of new pieces
to show in galleries and art shows all over the
world. Norris has pieces in all 50 states, Canada,
Mexico, New Zealand, Australia, Africa, Haiti, and
Greece, just to name a few.
The Norrises opened an art gallery at their
home a few years ago. The gallery, located on Flow-
ers Road, just off of Hwy. 150 in Greenville, begins
in the front yard, travels through the building, and
spills out into the back yard. Over 75 pieces are
dotted over the yard giving an un-landscaped
sense to the environment. In addition to live flow-
ers, a few solid metal bits of flora are strategically
placed in their own "gardens." The gallery build-
ing holds 200 pieces, a mixture of paintings and
In October, Norris will for the third time be fea-
tured at the Midnight Sun Horse, Antique, Art,
Fashion, and Dog Show.
To aspiring artists, Norris says, "express your-
self, be creative, and keep an open mind. Just do it,
break all the rules, and use the talents God gave
you." He says that the biggest compliment that he's
ever gotten is from a small child saying, "I want to
do that when I grow up!"

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Mr. and lMrs Glen Kingi f Madison announce the up-
coming marriage of their daughter Jessica Lynne King to
Michael Lee Guess, son of Ms. Lee Guess and the late Lamar
Guess of Dixie, Georgia.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Richard Sowell of Madison, and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Wood and
the late Robert Lee King of Greenville. Jessica is a 2006 grad-
uate of Madisdn County High School and is pursuing a ca-
reer in nursing at North Florida Community College.
The groom-to-be is the grandson of the late J. Lee and Ora
Scott NeSmith of Barney, Georgia, and the late Marion
Homer and Cramer Webb Guess of Dixie, Georgia. Michael is
a 2002 graduate of Westbrook High School and is currently
employed at Nestle Waters in Lee.
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tember 15, 2007, at the First United Methodist Church in
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NFCC Employee Salaries And Paid Benefits

Annual Amounts 2007-2008

Employee Name
Adleburg, Frances


Health Ins.

Life Ins.




Faculty 9 mo

Alexander, Claudette 21,640.00 3,986.00 55.44 90.84 1,337.70 2,131.56 Switchboard Operator
Alexander, Clyde 47,921.00 3,986.00 120.96 201.24 3,084.72 5,006.84 Assoc.Dir/Spec. Proj/Min Recru
Alexander, Linda 32,117.00 900.00 62.37 95.03 1,402.93 2,228.86 Staff Assistant
Allbritton, Gale 71,297.00 3,986.00 181.44 299.40 4,420.20 7,022.76 Exec. Dir. GII
Andersen, Kathleen 43,123.00 3,986.00 110.46 180.21 2,868.30 4,620.92 Faculty-Vocational 11 mth-02
Bagley, Edward 38,922.00 3,986.00 98.07 162.64 2,999.90 4,847.95 Faculty 9 mo
Barden, Lisa 32,734.00 3,986.00 82.95 136.70 2,307.81 3,704.13 Faculty 9 mo
Barnhart, Barry 51,228.00 3,986.00 130.83 214.66 0.00 6,405.77 Faculty 9 mo
Bass, Debra 33,900.00 3,986.00 85.68 142.44 2,339.00 3,733.20 Coordinator-Displaced Homemake
Bass, Marcia 38,754.00 2,972.00 73.71 122.04 1,938.46 2,862.99 Coord/Allied Health Skills Lab
Bell, Betty 28,500.00 1,200.00 73.08 119.76 1,781.79 2,843.44 Senior Staff Assistant
Bell, Denise 21,943.00 3,986.00 55.44 92.16 1,356.48 2,161.44 Staff Assistant-Acad. Div.
Bell, Larry 13,155.34 757.08 1,424.40 P/T-Security
Bethea, Diane 18,765.00 3,986.00 47.88 78.84 1,163.43 1,848.37 Bookstore/Duplication Offic
Bethea, John 25,904.00 3,986.00 65.52 108.84 1,606.05 2,551.56 Maintenance Mech
Bivens, Gwendolyn 25,025.00 3,986.00 65.52 105.12 1,524.53 2,521.84 Food Service Supvr
Blanton, Harold 30,508.00 3,986.00 78.12 128.16 2,291.70 4,151.95 Maintenance Specialist
Blount, Carolyn 25,200.00 3,986.00 65.52 105.84 1,464.28 2,482.20 Admission Assist/SDS
Boatright, Kay 42,367.00 3,986.00 107.94 177.07 2,613.73 4,152.43 Faculty 11month
Bonilla, Efrain 36,001.00 1,200.00 91.56 149.91 2,601.80 4,133.52 Retention Advisor
Bosse', Vickie 22,275.00 3,986.00 57.96 93.60 1,381.04 2,194.08 Staff Assist./SDS
Brown, Kenneth 77,288.00 3,986.00 196.56 324.60 4,326.91 10,140.24 Dean of Planning & Development
Brown, Linda 25,710.00 3,986.00 65.52 108.00 1,220.98 2,581.81 Instructional Tech. Support Sp
Brown, Lorraine 48,000.00 3,986.00 120.96 201.60 2,976.00 4,728.00 Coord/Workforce Car.Dev/Minori
Bucher, Jeroma 52,593.00 3,986.00 133.35 220.53 3,617.19 5,744.77 Adminstration-9 Month

Burkart, Rebecca 45,622.00 1,200.00 115.50 190.78 3,011.45 4,801.48 Faculty 9 mo
Burnett, Cynthia 26,214.00 1,200.00 68.04 110.04 1,621.28 2,582.04 IT Project Specialist
Carlo, Pamela 26,910.00 3,310.00 56.70 91.51 1,347.31 2,145.78 Staff Assistant-CRMJS.
Carter, Charles 34,209.00 3,648.00 80.85 126.47 2,044.13 3,253.35 Faculty 9 mo
Cash, Rebecca 40,151.00 3,986.00 102.90 165.50 2,447.54 3,888.41 Faculty-Vocational 11 mth-02
Culpepper, Angela 53,458.00 3,986.00 135.45 222.80 3,258.31 5,225.08 Faculty Voc 11 Mo
Dabney, Jeffrey 32,944.00 1,968.00 41.58 69.18 1,01.9.27 1,622.52 Fast Pitch Softball Coach
DeLia, Anthony 44,178.00 3,986,00.. 112.98. 188.23 3,054.25 4,852.32 Faculty 9 mo .... .....
Dorsey, Adrian 24,257.00 3,986.00 63.00 101.88 1,535.84 2,440.00 Assoc. Baseball Coach
Dorst, Joy 63,336.00. 3,986.00 161.28 266.04 4,007.53 7,280.35 Dir. of Professional Ser-GII
Ealy, Edna 47,575.00 3,986.00 120.96 199.80 2,949.64 4,686.12 Controller
Ebberson, Sandra 34,443.00 3,986.00 88.20 144.72 1,962.95 3,757.68 Coordinator-CRMJS
Erie, Sharon 57,880:00 3,986.00 145.95 242.62 3,832.71 6,126.74 Faculty 9 mo
Fenton, Stefanie. 44,075.00 3,986.00 113.40 185.16 3,221.22 5,117.60 Student Disability Specialist
Ferriss, James 30,293.00 3,986.00 78.12 127.20 1,878.17 2,983.90 Maintenance Equip. Specialist
Fico, Juanita 59,993.00 3,986.00 151.20: 252.00 3,946.23 6,339.24 Director of RN Program
Fields, Mary .44,284.00 1,200.00 112.98 185.21 2,733.89 4,343.39 Faculty Voc 10 Mo
Ford, Lonnie 27,515.00 3,986.00 70.56 116.19 1,798.94 2,858.00 Case Manager
Foust, Melody 25,707.00 3,986.00 60.48 97.92 1,423.75 2,297.76 Allied Health Advisor
Freeman, Patricia 31,259.00 3,986.00 75.60 122.88 1,814.06. 2,882.04 Staff Assist. for Maintenance
Gaylard, Cindy 32,030.00 3,986.00 83.16 134.52 1,985.86 3,154.92 Executive Assistant
Gill, Patricia 22,355.00 3,986.00 57.96 93.84 1,386.02 2,202.00 Fiscal Asst. -1
Givens, Steven 43,000.00 3,986.00 108.36. 180.60 2,666.00 4,235.52 Athletic Dir. and Special Proj
Godfrey, Suzanne 23,884.00 3,986.00 60.48 100.82 1,488.02 2,406.23 Community Ed. Specialist
Gonzales, Maria 27,200.00 3,986.00 70.14 103.08 1,534.20 2,422.65 Coordinator-Learning Resource
Greene, Maria 17,640.00. 3,986.00 45.36 74.04 1,098.56 1,745.35 Coordinator of Special Events
Greenlee, Leslie 22,450.00 3,986.00 57.96 94.32 1,387.92 2,211.36 Admission & Records Spec/Testi
Grosskopf, John 59,319.00 3,986.00 128.52 211.92 2,845.10 5,278.58 Dean of Acadenuc Affairs/CAO
Hackle, Gail 28,500.00 3,986.00 73.08 119.76 1,763.01 2,807.28 Senior Staff Assistant
Harris, Daniel 42,635.00 3,986.00 108.15 178.24 3,059.80 4,861.17 Faculty 9 mo
Harris, Peggy 30,781.00 3,986.00 78.12 129.24 1,586.71 3,031.92 Financial Aid specialist
Haynes, Shirley 29,484.00 600.00 37.80 63.40 1,279.48 1,486.87 Patient Care Tech. Inst- 08
Hidy, Kathy 25,629.00 3,986.00 65.52 107.64 1,589.00 2,524.44 Allied Health Specialist
Hinton, Patricia 61,179.00 3,986.00 156.24 256.92 3,795.00 7,641.24 Exec. Dir-College Advancement
Hiss, Sheila .67,248.00 3,986.00 171.36 282.48 4,058.33 6,623.88 Dir. Library/Learning Resources
Home, Tammy 21,612.00 3,986.00 55.44 90.72 1,018.23 2,128.80 Office Assistant
Hunter, William 54,681.00 3,986.00 138.60 229.68 3,477.10 7,698.96 Exec Dir. Human Resources
James, Desiree 21,509.00 3,986.00 55.44 90.36 1,333.56 2,118.60 Staff Assistant
James, Lawson 52,685.00 3,986.00 133.56 221.28 3,230.24 5,189.52 Dir, Criminal Justice
Jegede, Tolulope 34,590.00 3,648.00 80.85 127.94 2,008.44 3,190.86 Faculty 9 mo
Killings, Theola 29,876.00 3,986.00 75.60 125.52 1,852.31 2,942.76 Duplication Center-Manager
Killingsworth, BF 14,168.00 3,986.00 37.80 59.52 978.10 1,553.91 Security Guard 3/4 Time
Kinsley, Sue 27,980.00 3,986.00 65.52 107.52 1,587.20 2,521.56 Testing Manager

Kozlowski, Enid 46,968.00 3,986.00 118.23 196.46 3,584.90 5,861.17 Faculty 9 mo
Leparulo, Rosario 56,449.00 1,438.00 143.22 236.25 3,613.25 5,736.91 Faculty 9 mo
Leslie, Sharon 29,473.00 3,986.00 75.60 123.84 1,827.32 2,903.04 Senior Staff Assistant
Lillis, Nancy 38,207.00 3,986.00 98.28 137.98 2,539.25 4,040.44 Dir. Student Support Services
Littlefield, Bonnie 53,158.00 3,648.00 124.74 196.62 2,786.50 5,130.11 Faculty.- 9 mo

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Madison County Carrier 13A

NFCC Employee Salaries And Paid Benefits

Annual Amounts 2007-2008

Employee Nam
Mauldin, Mary




Health Ins.


Life Ins.









Case Manager

McCauley, Barbara 52,118.00 3,986.00 133.14 218.02 3,319.74 5,310.35 Faculty 9 mo
McMullen, David 21,218.00 3,986.00 55.44 95.04 1,531.57 2,445.88 Security Guard
Mitchell, Janie 29,633.00 3,986.00 75.60 124.44 1,813.53 2,918.88 Bookstore Manager
Moffses, Thomas 68,763.00 3,986.00 173.88 288.84 5,028.84 9,375.54 Dir, CISCO Academy
Molnar, Greg 44,178.00 3,986.00 112.98 184.66 2,932.73 4,659.21 Faculty 9 mo
Mulkey, Amelia 76,016.00 3,986.00 194.04 319.32 4,717.62 9,973.32 Dean, Admin Services
Nelson, Hansel 23,510.00 3,986.00 60.48 100.65 1,736.62 2,758.96 Grounds Keeper
Newman, Richard 27,109.00 3,986.00 70.56 113.88 1,992.63 3,172.04 Grounds Supervisor
Newsome, Sarah 29,370.00 3,986.00 75.60 123.36 1,820.94 2,892.96 Purchasing Assistant
Newton, Lauri 29,022.00 3,986.00 75.18 121.14 1,797.70 2,862.34 Faculty Voc 09 Mo
Nixon, Leslie 39,541.00 3,986.00 100.38 165.26 2,585.90 4,114.61 Faculty 9 mo
O'Hara, Roberta 38,715.00 1,200.00 98.28 162.60 2,400.33 3,813.48 Director of Student Services
Palmer, Kimberly 27,425.00 3,986.00 65.52 106.80 973.32 2,504.40 PC Network Spec
Phillips, Margie 38,208.00 3,986.00 98.28 160.44 2,027.45 3,763.44 Database Analyst/Report Coord
Pickles, Karen 37,066.00 3,986.00 95.34 154.84 3,008.85 5,036.32 Faculty 9 mo
Richardson, Michele 48,000.00 3,986.00 120.96 201.60 2,750.39 4,964.41 Faculty Voc -10 Mo
Rutherford, Gina 27,984.00 1,797.00 2,854.90 P/T: Exec. Dir-Fnd/Alumni Relat
Sale, Katherine 46,352.00 3,986.00 118.02 193.80 2,861.31 4,545.77 Faculty-Librarian
Scarboro, Kimberly 28,278.00 3,986.00 73.08 118.80 1,809.04 2,874.00 Coord/ of Graphics Production
Scott, Robert 32,646.00 3,986.00 83.16 137.16 2,024.05 3,215.64 Coord-HS/College Relations
Sewell, Devona 30,000.00 3,986.00 75.60 126.00 2,130.09 3,396.74 Academic Advisor
Sherrod, Ellen 29,523.00 3,310.00 63.00 100.35 1,475.13 2,354.06 Staff Assistant-EPI Grant
Simcox, Cathy 66,000.00 3,986.00 166.32 277.20 4,253.82 6,787.64 Dean-Career and Tech Educ.
Sircy, William 33,508.00 3,648.00 78.54 120.87 1,783.94 2,834.11 Instr. Coor. of CRMJS
Sirmon, John 45,053.00 3,986.00 113.82 184.61 2,720.96 4,329.15 Construction Tech Prog-11 mth
Smith, Kathy 28,593.00 3,986.00 73.08 120.12 1,754.44 2,816.40 Library Tech Asst.
Smith, Ondry 21,210.00 3,986.00 55.44 89.04 1,315.02 2,089.20 Green Industry-Grounds
Smith, Robert 28,527.00 3,986.00 73.08 119.76 1,768.68 2,809.92 Maintenance Mech
Sootkoos, Joan 32,000.00 3,986.00 80.64 134.40 1,984.01 3,152.04 Coord of Workforce Education
Spurlock, Bob 18,550.00 3,986.00 47.88 77.88 1,150.10 1,827.16 Grounds Keeper
Stalvey, Teresa 41,398.00 3,986.00 105.42 173.06 2,798.43 5,016.95 Faculty 9 mo
Starling, Betty 29,000.00 3,986.00 73.08 121.80 ., 1,839..88.. 2,929.37 .Enrollment Services ....,
Steely, Mildred 54,603.00 3,986.00 138.39 228.82 3,376.41 5,366.62 Faculty Voc 10 Mo
Steen, Morris 95,500.00 3,986.00 241.92 401.16 5,872.54 13,083.72 President
Stewart, Karen 52,002.00 3,986.00 133.14 217.41 3,209.82 5,098.83 Faculty-Vocational 11mth-02
Surles, Karen 28,403.00 1,200.00 73.08 119.28 1,760.99 2,797.68 Senior Staff Assistant
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CASE NO. 612007CA0002470001XX
JEAN EDY RAYMOND, et al.a married man; 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, devisees, 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-


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Default Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure dated July, 27 2007, in the above referenced case in which OLD BLUE SPRINGS,
LLC is Plaintiff, and JEAN EDY RAYMOND; 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, devisees,
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, claiming under any of the named or described Defendants, are
Defendants, I, TIM SANDERS, Clerk of the Court, will sell to the highest and best bid-
der for cash in the Madison County Courthouse in Madison, Florida, at 11:00 o'clock
A. M. (or as soon thereafter as Plaintiffs counsel may direct provided that said sale
must be commenced prior to 2:00 o'clock P.M.), on the 29th day of August, 2007,,the
following described property set forth in the Default Final Judgment of Foreclosure:

Lot 8 of Block B, of River Trace subdivision as recorded in Plat Book 2,
Pages 28-30 of Madison County, Florida. SUBJECT TO any outstanding
mineral rights of record.

Any and all bidders, parties or other interested persons shall contact the
information desk of the Clerk of the Court prior to the scheduled foreclosure sale who
will advise of the exact location in the Madison County Courthouse for the foreclosure

[NOTE: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommoda-
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provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administrator, Post Office Box
1569, Lake City, Florida 32056-1569, Telephone: (386) 758-2163, within two (2) work-
ing days of your receipt of this Notice or pleading. If you are hearing or voice impaired,
please call: 1-800-955-8771.]
WITNESS my hand and the official seal of said Court, this 31 day of July,
2007 at Madison, Madison, Florida.

Legal Notice
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TO: Richard Hall

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Complaint has been filed against
you, and that you are required to serve a copy of your Response or Pleading to the
Complaint upon the Plaintiffs attorney, Clifford L. Davis, Post Office Box 1057, Mon-
ticello, Florida 32345, at Monticello, Florida, and file the original Response or Plead-
ing in the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Madison County, on or before the
8th day of September, 2007. If you fail to do so, a Default Judgment will be taken R
against you for the relief
demanded in the Petition.

Dated in Madison, Madison County, Florida this 3 day of August, 2007.
Tim Sanders
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Ramona Dickinson

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requesting sealed bids for the upgrading and installation of firewall protection, net-
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house Annex. There will be approximately 35 network drops required. Installation by
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Sealed bids may be submitted to the Board of County Commissioners at their Admin-
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Pinckney Street, Madison, Florida 32340, or PO Box 539, Madison, Florida 32341, any-
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Allen Cherry, County Coordinator at 850-973-3179.
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Wednesday, August 15, 2007


By Jessica Higginbotham
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Where do I start? I heard about the Madison
County Community Blood Drive at the Kiwanis
Club meeting from Mary Ann Sanders, and decided
to go just to take pictures. "It would be great if
you'd give blood and write about it," Mary Ann
said. She talked me into donating, and I'll have to
say that it was one of the best experiences of my
I walked onto the bus with Ashley Bell who
works with me here at the newspaper. She was my
moral support and my photographer.
I filled out the paperwork with other Madison
Countians, trying to remember if I'd taken any
medications in the past four weeks. Then, I went
into the back of the bus to have my vitals checked.
Everything was kosher until the nurse had to check
my iron.
Checking iron involves a needle prick in the fin-
ger there I was, scared to death of needles about to
give blood. What was I thinking? After several
breathing exercises, I let her prick my finger and it
didn't hurt that bad. I got so worked up over noth-
My pulse didn't think so, and it jumped to 88
bpm. "Calm down," the nurse told me. Easier said
than done.
All of my vitals were a go, so I got to take the
walk to the comfy lounge chairs for donors. The
walk was really way too short. I wasn't pleased.
Left arm. Okay, I can do this, I told myself. The
other nurse, a fiery woman named Montell, put the
tourniquet on my arm and had me squeeze the red
ball, which is much.harder to squeeze than I ini-
tially imagined.
She couldn't find my vein. Squeeze harder! Af-
ter a few minutes of working she finally found my
vein, marked it, and was almost ready to go. She
saw my eyes get wide when she grabbed the needle
pack, so she stopped. Montell made me talk to Ash-
ley to try and calm down, and while doing so,
checked my pulse.
My pulse had jumped to 100 bpm. That's really,
really fast. I tried to look calm on the outside, but
obviously I didn't fool Montell. She still had me
talking to Ashley, gabbing about work, and dead-
lines, and stories.
The entire time, I talked, and when she came at
me again with the needle and I stopped talking,
Montell ordered me to "keep talking." She finally
poked the needle in between our conversation about
plans for the weekend; I barely felt it go in.
The feeling of actually giving blood is awesome,
compared to anything else. I got the notion that
somewhere, somehow, my blood might actually be
able to help someone who needed it. It was oddly
It took quite some time to fill up the little bag-
gie, and when it finally got full, Montell made me
close my eyes and held up a towel to keep me from

Emotional Eating Causes And Cures
In an ideal world, we would all eat only when we're
hungry and stop when we're full. In the real world, we
often eat for reasons other than hunger.
"When situations trigger eating in a person who is
not hungry, that practice is considered emotional eat-
ing," says Chuckie Merrill, a representative of TOPS
(Take Off Pounds Sensibly), a nonprofit weight-loss sup-
port organization. "The person consumes large quanti-
ties of food-often 'comfort foods' high in fat and sug-
ar--in response to an emotional situation," she adds.
Merrill points out some common triggers for emo-
tional eating:
*Anger at oneself of another person; instead of con-
fronting the source of the anger, the person tries to re-
lease anger by eating.
*Boredom and feeling lonely can push an individ-
ual to seek comfort and food.
*Feeling unappreciated or out of control may
drive an individual to overeat.
How to curb emotional eating? The first step is to
recognize a habit of eating in response to emotion
rather than genuine hunger. Merrill recommends keep-
ing a food diary that lists what was eaten, when and why
(noting the situation and emotions that preceded the
Next, choose a constructive method of dealing with
these feelings. For example, an angry person might vent
feelings by writing them down, talking with a sympa-
thetic listener, and releasing stress through exercise.
Deep-breathing exercise can also help to clear one's
mind and break the link between emotion and an auto-
matic eating response.
In any case, it's important to remember that help is
available for people who wish to take control and make
healthy choices. By learning to change the way we rec-
ognize and respond to emotion, we can all get a little
closer to that ideal world where food is kept in proper
TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) is a
powerful, nonprofit, noncommercial weight-loss sup-
port organization with about 10,000 associate chapters
throughout the United States and Canada. Nearly
200,000 members worldwide learn about nutrition, food
planning, exercise, and more in weekly meetings.
Weigh-ins, group feedback, support and motivation help
members to achieve their goals. TOPS' international

headquarters is located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. For
more information or to find a local chapter visit
www. tops. org or call (800) 932-8677.

seeing her pull out the needle. My moral support
was taking a picture so she couldn't talk.
Montell told me that I was to lie still, and drink
some juice, which I did, all the while telling Ashley
just how great the experience was. Wouldn't you
know it I didn't even get a shirt. Montell promised
that she'd bring me a shirt the next time she was in
town, shooing me out the door and telling Ashley to
make sure I ate something.
I can honestly say that giving blood was less

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Jessica's (left) veins weren't cooperating with Mon-
tell, the nurse. Montell is making her squeeze the ball to
make her veins protrude.

What Should You

Know About Donating

Or Receiving Blood?
The approximate distribution of blood types in the
US population is as follows. Distribution may be dif-
ferent for specific racial and ethnic groups:

Blood Type

Percentage Can Give To Can Receive
of People

0 Positive 380
0 Negative 7%
A Positive 34%
A Negative 6%o
B Positive 9%
B Negative 20'o
AB Positive 3%
AB Negative 1%
In an emergency,

O+, A+, B+, AB+ O+, O-
All Types 0-
A+, AB+ 0+, O0-, A+, A-
A+. A-, AB+, AB- A-, 0-
B+, AB+ 0+, O0-, B+, B-
B+, B-. AB+, AB- B-, O-
AB+ All Types
AB+, AB- 0-. A-, B-. AB-
anyone can receive type 0 Red

Blood Cells, and type AB individuals can receive Red
Blood Cells of any ABO type. Therefore. people with
type 0 blood are known as "universal donors" and
those with type AB blood are known as "universal re-
cipients." In addition, AB Plasma donors can give to
all blood types.

painful than having my nose pierced or my lip
pierced, and I got nervous for no reason. Donating
blood saves countless numbers of lives each year,
and the intrinsic value, for me, was incomparable.
Blood donation is a way to anonymously give to
the community. The recipient of blood from a blood
bank may never know who their donor was, but
they will always know that someone was able to
help them when they needed a transfusion.
The Madison County Community Blood Drive
was sponsored by Southeastern Community Blood
Center, and was held at the Four Freedoms Park in
downtown Madison. The next blood drive will be
held on August 26 at Fellowship Baptist Church
from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Visit for
more information.

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