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Language: English
Publisher: Tommy Greene
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Publication Date: September 19, 2007
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By Jessica Higginbotham
Greene Publishing, Inc.
According to the Madison Police De-
partment, on September 15, an un-
known person broke into the West Base
Street Fast Track. At approximately
3:20 a.m., Ptl. Joey Smith passed in
front of the Fast Track on routine pa-
Smith heard an alarm and went to in-
vestigate the cause. When the front of
tVe building was in clear view, Smith
noticed that one front window was bust-
ed out. He called Sergeant Chris Cooks

for assistance, and when Cooks arrived,
both officers entered the building.
Cooks and Smith checked the build-
ing and could not find the suspect. Af-
ter the manager of the Fast Track ar-
rived, it was discovered that one carton
of Newport Cigarettes was missing, val-
ued at $32.00.
The unknown suspect is facing
charges of burglary and criminal mis-
chief. Anyone who has any information
on the burglary that occurred on Sep-
tember 15 at the Fast Track should con-
tact the Madison Police Department at
(850) 973-5077.

TDC Discusses

By Jessica Higginbotham
Greene Publishing, Inc.

The Tourist Development Council
heard a proposal from Paula Rogers, an
entrepreneur from South Florida before
the meeting officially began. Rogers, who
was invited to the meeting by chairperson
Ricky Henderson, explained the concept
of The Drunken Albatross, a live show
reminiscent of the renaissance and days
of pirates.
Rogers suggested putting on the event
in Madison as a way to bring tourism into
the town. The show involves life-like
reenactments, live "wench" auctions, and
unloaded time period firearm demonstra-
Rogers initially came before the TDC to
discuss the possibility of a show like Pi-
rates Cove (one of the shows put on by
The Drunken Albatross) coming to Madi-
Please see BUDGET, Page 2A

Lee Woman

Flips SUV

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.

A Lee woman was injured as she over-
turned the SUV she was driving on Mon-
day evening, September 17.
' According to a Florida Highway Patrol
report, Jeannie Marie Davis, 24, was
southbound on County Road 414, a one-
lane dirt road, just off Old Blue Springs
Road, when she observed a large tree
branch blocking part of the roadway
Davis steered her 2004 Mitsubishi SUV
aggressively to the right in an attempt to
avoid contact with the branch. She then
steered 'left in an attempt to regain con-
trol of the SUV. Because of the loose sur-
Please see SUV, Page 3A

Car Totaled, Driver

Injured In Rollover
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.

A 2007 Toyota Camry was totaled and
its driver injured in a rollover on County
Road 254 on Friday, September 14.
According to a Florida Highway Patrol
report, at approximately 11 p.m., Karl M.
Ehlers, 17, of Madison, was northbound
on County Road 254, traveling up a hill.
Ehlers was southbound, approaching NE
Comfrey Road Trail.
Ehlers attempted to pass a 2005 Dodge
truck, driven by Joyce Glenn Buchanan,
51, of Madison in a 'no-passing zone,
marked by a solid yellow line on the road-
way at the top of the hill.
Buchanan was slowing to make a turn
onto NE Comfrey Trail and observed the
Ehlers in his lane of travel.
Ehlers aggressively steered to the right
in an attempt to re-enter the northbound
lane of County Road 254.
As Ehlers entered the northbound lane,
Please see ROLLOVER, Page 2A

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley, September 12, 2007
Firefighters are shown at the scene of a wreck, which totaled a 1997 Chevrolet,
driven by Patricia D. Welch, of Lee. Welch was injured in the head-on collision, as
were Jose and Isabel Gonzales.

Three Injured In Head-On Collision

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.

Three people were injured in a head-on
collision on Wednesday, September 12, on
State Road 53 South at the entrance ramp
of Interstate 10.
According to a Florida Highway Patrol
report, Jose Gonzales, 47, of Madison was
traveling north on State Road 53 at ap-
proximately 5:20 p.m. At the same time,
Patricia D. Welch, of 66, of Lee, was at-
tempting a left turn onto the eastbound
entrance ramp of 1-10 in a 1997 Chevrolet.
As Welch attempted the turn, she en-

tered the path of Gonzales' 1996 GMC.
The front of Gonzales' 1996 GMC
struck the front of Welch's car.
Welch's car rotated counterclockwise
36 degrees before coming to a final rest in
the northbound lane of State Road 53.
Gonzales' vehicle left the road on the
east shoulder, coming to a final rest as it
struck a tree.
Gonzales and his passenger, Isabel
Gonzales, 45, of Madison, suffered non-in-
capacitating injuries in the wreck.
Welch was taken to Madison County
Memorial Hospital with injuries. She was
treated and released.

SRWMD Governing Board Approves Draft 2007-08 Budget

The Suwannee River Water Manage-
ment District governing board approved
the draft FY 2007-08 Work Plan and Bud-
get at its meeting Tuesday in Live Oak.
The proposed FY 2007-08 budget calls
for a tax rate of 0.4399 mills, or about 44
cents per $1,000 of assessed property val-
ue. This is below last year's rate of
0.4914 mills, and a three-percent de-
crease from the rolled back millage rate

of 0.4535. Prior to this year, the millage
had remained at 0.4914 mills since FY
The total proposed budget is $81.9
A final public hearing on the budget
will be held on Tuesday, September 25 at
5:30 p.m. in Live Oak. Following public
comment the governing board will adopt
the final budget.

DUI Causes Accident Which Totals Car

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.

No one was injured as a driver totaled
his 1991 Chevrolet Camaro in an accident
on Friday, September 14.
According to a Florida Highway Patrol
report, at approximately 3:30 a.m., Donald
Lee Colvin, was traveling north on NE
Rocky Ford Road, approximately one-half
mile north of Madison. Colvin failed to
negotiate a curve and drove onto the east
shoulder of NE Rocky Ford Road.
Colvin then aggressively steered to the
left in an attempt to re-enter NE Rocky
Ford Road, causing the vehicle to rotate

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Around Madison County......................5-7A
B ridal............................. ....................... 9A
Church........................................... Section C
Classifieds............................................. 14A
C rim e.............................................. ........ 4A
Health Section............................... Section B
Legals...................................................1... 5A
Viewpoints..... .......................2-3A

counterclockwise and travel across both
the northbound and southbound lanes of
the road. While continuing to rotate coun-
terclockwise, the car traveled onto the
west shoulder of NE Rocky Ford Road, be-
fore backing into a section of small trees
and coming to a final rest facing east on
the west shoulder of NE Rocky Ford Road.
Colvin and his passenger, Melissa I.
Colvin, 31, were not injured in the wreck.
Colvin was charged with his third of-
fense of driving under the influence,
careless driving and no proof of insur-
FHP Trooper W. Brian Lundy was the
investigating officer.

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Undercover Sting

Results In Arrest
By Jessica Higginbotham
Greene Publishing, Inc.

According to the Madison Police De-
partment, on September 14, the MDP, in
conjunction with the Perry Police Depart-
ment, initiated a covert drug buy opera-
tion with street level dealing as the target.
Undercover officers from both the MPD
and PPD were used in the operation. The
officers installed video cameras and au-
dio transmitters in an undercover vehi-
cle. At approximately 7:30 p.m., the offi-
cers left the police department, and at 8:15
p.m., they made contact with Sherard
Omar "Gut" Baynard in the end stall at
the carwash on Millinor Street.
The undercover officer asked Baynard
for some "green," also known as marijua-
na. Baynard instructed the officer to give
him a sheet of paper. After giving Bay-
nard the paper, he walked over to a blue
and gray Ford Bronco II. A few minutes
Please see UNDERCOVER, Page 2A

County Commission To

Consider Bond For
Appointees To

Hospital Board
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.

The Madison County Commission will
consider approval of the bond for two
new members to the Madison County
Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees at
their Wednesday afternoon, September
19, meeting.
Gov. Charlie Crist's office chose Oliver
Bradley to replace Shirley Barfield and
Howard Phillips was chosen to replace
Bob Smith on the board.
The issue had been scheduled for the
September 5 County Commission meet-
ing, but the paper work had not been com-
pleted in time.
The meeting will begin at 4 p.m. on
Please see HOSPITAL, Page 3A

Two Injured;

Car Totaled
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.

Two people were injured and a car was
totaled in an accident on US 27, one-half
mile north of County Road 14.
According to a Florida Highway Patrol
report, Jamie Whiddon, 18, of Tallahas-
see, was southbound on US 27 in the out-
side lane at approximately 9:30 p.m. Whid-
don approached a dead animal that was
lying on the white line, marking the out-
side edge of the roadway
Whiddon aggressively steered to the
left in an attempt to avoid contact with the
animal. This action caused Whiddon's
2003 Mazda to rotate counterclockwise
and travel across the inside southbound
Please see TWO INJURED, Page 2A

2A Madison County Carrier Wednesday, September 19, 2007


With The Publisher
Mary Ellen Greene

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

Perspective On County Salaries



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Recent letters to the editor reflect concerns about coun-
ty government pay scales. Returning here after forty
years of living in various parts of our country while
managing a family of five on a career naval officer's pay, I
am surprised that a county elected official is paid over
$100,000 a year. Contrast a military officer's pay (06 below
Rear Admiral) at $65,000. That includes cost of living ad-
justments in retirement after 30 years active duty. Add
medical care through the military system or a health plan
with deductibles. A later calculable income addition is
access to VA medical care for an eligible retiree, whose
medicines are priced according to pay grade. Military job
security is a trade-off for the combat requirement when
Comparing a no-combat job in Madison County gov-
ernment, I wonder about some aspects of county govern-
ment costs:
(1) The state has set unrealistically high income for
constitutional officers in the low income northern coun-
ties. Is relief possible?
(2) Elective positions which were honorable communi-
ty service now cost taxpayers (school board and county
commissioner). Can that change?

(3) As county population has had a slight decrease and
major employers move on, fewer people pay for county
government costs; and state subsidies decrease with pop-
(4) Services and employees increased during high
property tax years.
(5) Departments resist re-organization for efficien-
Also, cost of government is affected by the increased
salary expectations of people working in government.
County citizens now own leisure equipment: vehicles,
boat, ATV, quality hunting and fishing equipment, varied
home electronic equipment plus a cell phone for each
family member. Many vacation away or at their retreat
property. Replacements include markets vs. the family
garden and maybe a horse in the milk cow space. Our'
scale of living is higher here than that of the rich in
many parts of our state, although we consider ourselveia
poor county
Perhaps we should echo Pogo, looking into a mirror:, I
have found the problem and it is us.

Marianne Green

The Night After 9/11


UNDERCOVER cont from page 1A
later, Baynard returned to the undercover vehicle, where
he gave officers the paper filled with a substance identified
as marijuana. Undercover officers paid $20.00 for the
Baynard was later arrested for the sale and possession of


cont from page 1 A

The night after 9/11
Osama Bin Laden tossed
and turned in bed, realizing
the New York attack had
done nothing for his cause.
Killed a bunch of innocent
people, that's all, and in-
creased sympathy for Amer-
ica around the world.
Osama lay there disgust-
ed with himself. All he'd
done is alienate moderate
Islamists who would other-
wise be critical of the West
be critical, had he not just
sent 3000 people *to their
deaths. Osama was sleep-
First of all, to wage a
Holy War, troops must have
training, preferably train-
ing in real-life battle. Of
course, blowing up build-
ings in New York doesn't
clear out a nice sandbox for
you to engaging American
troops and hone your skills
as an army
Secondly, blowing up two
buildings full of people
doesn't gain you many sup-
porters, so how could
Osama recruit for his
army? Osama lay thinking,
and realized he wasn't the
only player in the Middle
East. The big man about
town, Saddam Hussein, de-
spised Islamic fundamental-
ists about as much as Amer-
ica did, and sadly it looked
like he'd be around for a
What's worse, Osama's
Afghan allies, the Taliban,
could be easily routed in a
quick war, in which the
Americans would emerge
popular and respected in
the region. So under a star-

ry sky, Osama thought to
himself, could 9/11 have
been a blunder?
Then Osama hit on it. He
sat up, a smile on his face.
Get America to invade Iraq!
How simple! Furthermore,
get them to do it on the
cheap, building into a long,
drawn-out conflict with
mounting casualties on
both sides, the innocent
with the guilty, which would
frustrate Americans and en-
rage the world. Osama grew
excited, realizing just how
many problems could be
solved in one stroke, if only
the Americans would go for
it. Without Saddam in the
region, who'd be left to op-
pose him? If Osama's troops
could slip into Iraq and en-

- gage American forces,
they'd get the practice they
need to become a military
threat. Most importantly, if
Americans killed innocent
Osama would have his re-
cruitment tool. He'd only
have to point out America's
acts of war, and young Is-
lamist recruits would flock,
to his cause.
Even better, if America
became preoccupied in
Iraq, they'd forget about
Afghanistan, which would
allow Osama's allies to
creep back in and set up
shop virtually unopposed.
Ah, but Osama realized
he was running away with
himself. The American peo-
ple would never allow their

leaders to overthrow an ally
against fundamentalism
and leave the Iranians un-
opposed. Nor would they let
the Republicans shift focus
away from his home in
Afghanistan and, irivade
Iraq, a nation that had noth-
ing to do with 9/11. Not even
Americans are that dumb.
Osama sighed and fell
sleep, sad and dejected. For
a few minutes there, it
looked like it was all going
to be so easy
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Whiddon then drove onto the center median while con-
tinuing to rotate counterclockwise.
The Mazda overturned onto its roof and came to a final
rest, facing north on the outside southbound lane of US 27.
Both Whiddon and her passenger, Michelle Whiddon, 31,
were transported to Doctors Memorial Hospital where they
were treated for injuries.
FHP Trooper Brian Lundy was the investigating officer.


cont from page 1A

he tried to regain control of the car by steering to the left,
causing the car to rotate counterclockwise and travel onto
the southbound lane of County Road 254.
Ehlers struck the 2005 Dodge truck on its left side the left
side of the Camry.
Ehlers drove onto the west shoulder and overturned two
times before coming to a final rest facing south.
Buchanan safely stopped on the west shoulder of Coun-
ty Road 254.
Ehlers was taken to Madison County Memorial Hospital
where he was treated for minor injuries.
Buchanan was not injured in the wreck. His truck sus-
tained $1,000 in damage.
FHP Trooper Brian Lundy was the investigating officer.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2007 Madison County Carrier 3A


Town Of Lee To Host Yard Sale -.. -

The Town
of Lee and
the Lee Com- "
munity Vol-
unteer Fire
will host a
yard sale on
Saturday, Oc-
tober 6, at
Lee Town
Hall. All pro-
ceeds will
benefit the fire department and Lee's
youth program. Please call 971-5867 for
dor applications and more details.
Homecoming will be held Sunday, C
ber 14, at Midway Church of God.
Campbell, Phil Holbrook and Liane W
field will perform at 10 a.m. Rev. Retis Fl
ers will teach a combined adult Sur
School at 10:30 a.m. Morning worship
vice will begin at 11 a.m. Dale Bran]
from Live Oak, will preach the mess
Following morning worship, dinner on
grounds will be served, followed by aI
ternoon sing, featuring local talent, inc
ing Danny Bembry, Mary Pate, Rebc
Phillips, Jamie and J.W. Phillips,
Phillips Family and a very special pe]

son. She provided several DVDs for review
by the board.
When the meeting was officially called to
order, Rae Pike presented her findings on a
new website for the TDC. She explained
that she'd located a company which would
provide a sophisticated website at low cost
to the TDC. The cost of building the data-
base driven site would be approximately
The issue of finding a website will be
considered further by the board, and was
placed back on the agenda for another
meeting. If the board decides that it's in
the TDC's best interests to begin work on a
website before next month's meeting, a spe-
cial meeting may be called.
Pike announced that Original Florida
would be meeting at Yogi Bear Park on
Thursday, September 20, at 10 a.m.
Henderson then directed the discussion
towards the TDC and Chamber of Com-
merce partnership. It was suggested that
the TDC go back to working alongside the
Chamber as part of it by splitting the rent
and expenses, and having a place to store
TDC property
Myra Valentine pointed out that the TDC
is a voice in the community on tourism, as
a vital link promoting events and inform-
ing other entities that things would be go-
ing on. She stated that the TDC had become
a sort of stepchild to the Chamber in the
past, and that the TDC needed to be in
charge of itself.
Stephen Pike agreed, saying that the
"Chamber and TDC are two separate enti-
ties, with two completely different man-
dates. The Chamber promotes businesses,
while the TDC promotes tourism. We need
to have a physical address, whether rented
or bought, with.someone there. If the
chamber isn't ready to propel itself, we can.
If they want to. come to the party, it's up to
them." .
Henderson interjected that the TDC
should be represented within the Chamber,
at which point Valentine said that the board
needed to focus on the TDC and forget about
the Chamber.
"A lot of people are ready for change, and
we have to show it to them," Stephen said.
"There's more-competition for the dollar, so
we ask people to come to Madison!'


Items on the agenda include:
1. Acceptance of Subgrant Award for the
Sheriffs Department.
2. Animal Control After-Hours Emer-
gency Response Policy
3. Letter of Support for House Bill HR23
and Senate Bill S1272 (Recognizing Mer-
chant Marines).
4. Budget Amendment Request for Emer-
gency Management.
1. Interlocal Agreement Between Suwan-
nee River Water Management District and
Madison County
1. Public Hearing for Enactment of LDC
07-6 (Add Home Occupation as Allowable
Use in Residential/Ag).
2. Public Hearing for Enactment of CPA

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mance by a
youth group
at Midway
Church of
God. I believe
the name of
the group is
MEET Jesus.
MEET comes
2 from the first
names of the
Mary Pate,

Ethan Phillips, Erika Hodge and Tiffany
Happy birthday wishes go out this week
to Retis Flowers, who celebrates his big day
on Wednesday, September 19. Jakob Bowers
turns seven years old on Thursday, Septem-
ber 20. Lindsey McHargue will celebrate
her 25th birthday on Saturday, September
22. Regina Forrest will celebrate her birth-
day on Sunday, September 23.
Happy anniversary wishes go out to
Jerome and Sherry Carter who celebrate
their 15th anniversary this Saturday, Sep-
tember 22.
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!
cont from page 1A

Rae added that the board "must decide
before it comes to our doorstep," and that
she was "getting very, very discouraged"
with the lack of action. She continued to
say that if the TDC didn't have a course of
action, that she would lobby the state and or
federal government.
A short debate ensued following Rae's
statement, and Henderson is noted as say-
ing, "I don't like threats."
Rae pointed out that she wasn't threaten-
ing the board, simply saying that she was
going to ask for help because something
had to be done about tourism in Madison.
Craig Winthrop, manager of the Holiday
Inn, informed Rae that he wasn't a fan of
threats either. At that point, Henderson
called for the board to move on to the next
matter of business.
The board discussed criteria for adver-
tising sponsorships for local events, and de-
cided that a one-day event, should it meet
the criteria, may be sponsored for no more
than $1000. A two-day event, meeting the
criteria, may be sponsored for no more than
$2000. The board also put a cap on the
amount of events that could be sponsored -
five one-day events and five two-day events,
noting that the TDC does not pay for enter-
tainment, only advertisement. The budget
allows $15,000 for sponsorships, and all of
that total may or may not be spent.
The board set a $7000 cap on the amount
of money that could be spent on a new TDC
website. An additional $5000 was set aside
to cover memberships to Visit Florida and
Original Florida. A sum of $26,000 was set
aside for administrative fees involved in
hiring a TDC employee to run a TDC office,
while $20,000 was set aside for sponsorships
and $5000 for TDC advertisement, for a total
of $63,200, which from the original budget
total of $87,650, left $24,450.
Out of the $24,450, $10,000 was subtract-
ed for conferences and familiarization
tours, leaving $14,450 in unallocated
Following the budget workshop, Hen-
derson asked Janet Moses and Jackie
Blount to tell about their trip to the Gov-
ernor's Conference.
For more information on the TDC, or
tourism in Madison County, visit the TDC

cont from page 1A

07-1 (Willow Bend Subdivision from Conser-
vation to Ag 2).
3. Public Hearing for Enactment of CPA
07-2 (Boundary Bend Subdivision from Con-
servation to Ag 2).
4. Approval of Bond for Two New Mem-
bers to the Hospital Board of Directors; Rev.
Oliver Bradley and Mr. Howard Phillips -
Mr. David Abercrombie.
5. Contract with Health Department Mr.
Todd Watkins.
6. Agreement Between the Department
of Agriculture and Consumer Services and
the Madison County Board of County Com-
missioners for Mosquito Control.
7. Request to Waive Small Scale Amend-
ment Fee Fast Eddie's Dry Cleaners.
8. Discussion with Possible Action Shar-
ing of Veteran's Services with Jefferson

Last week, I had
the opportunity to
watch most of the National
testimony before
Congress by Gen- Secuirity
eral David Pe-
traeus and Am- Joe Boyles
bassador Ryan Guest Columnist
Crocker. These
are our top two
leaders in Iraq,
seasoned experts
in their fields of military and diplomatic
policy Their interrogators are not experts
in these matters, so the general and ambas-
sador handled their questions with relative
Even before these honorable men raised
their right hand to swear to tell the truth,
the left-wing organization
launched a preemptive strike with a heavi-
ly discounted full page ad in the New York
Times suggesting that General Petraeus'
real name was "Betray Us." It backfired.
Republicans had a field day at the expense
of Democrats calling attention to the slan-
der. While Democrat leaders insisted they
had no part in placing the ad, at week's
end, none had denounced it.
Petraeus began his opening statement
by saying that he had written the speech
himself and not cleared it with any of his
commanders in the Pentagon or White
House. He said that the security situation
was sufficiently stable to permit the with-
drawal of a Marine unit and Army brigade
by Christmas, followed by four additional
brigades during the first half of 2008. That
will leave us with 15 combat brigades in
Iraq next July In March 2008, six months
from now, he will give his next incremental
assessment. Crocker followed, giving his
sober assessment of diplomatic successes
and failures since his assignment earlier
this year. Cautious optimism would char-
acterize their testimony
At the witness table for a joint house
committee (Armed Services and Foreign
Relations) on Monday and an all day ses-
sion before two Senate committees on
Tuesday, Petraeus and Crocker kept their
cool with quiet, straight-forward answers.
Petraeus was the confident but careful
commander who knows the battlefields of
Iraq very well, having served as a division
commander during the 2003 invasion, the
chief of Iraqi security training the follow-
ing year, and the current 4-star comman-
der. Crocker displayed the careful reserve
of a career diplomat with extensive Middle
East experience. These men have devoted
their lives and reputations to this difficult
and troubled region of the world.
They were contrasted by dozens of polit-
ical inquisitors that ran the gamut from
the sublime to the ridiculous. Committee
chairmen Skelton (House Armed Services)
and Levin (Senate Armed Services) did a
credible job in their duties. Senator Biden
(Senate Foreign Relations) was heavy-
handed and theatrical, which is under-

standable given
: his nature and
presidential can-
i As a rule, Re-
S publicans han-
I died themselves
well, asking ques-
'i tons that would
w*- S elicit expert testi-
M5 mony about the
current situation
in Iraq and prognosis for the future. De-
mocrats as a rule did not do well, partly
out of frustration over a situation they de-
plore but is beyond their ability to control.
If you think about Iraq like a glass of wa-
ter, Democrats concentrated on how empty
the glass was while Republicans empha-
sized how much water the glass contained.
One side was pessimistic; the other opti-'
I thought that one of the very best per-
formances came from Senator and presi-
dential candidate John McCain. He used
his entire eight-minute allotted time to ask
specific, direct questions that permitted
the witnesses an opportunity to answer.
McCain made excellent use of his time and
those of us who watched the hearing were
rewarded with important insight from Pe-
traeus and Crocker.
Contrast that with Senator Barbara Box-
er (D-CA, Foreign Relations Committee)
who spent her entire time period complain-
ing, cajoling, pontificating, berating, etc.
When her time had finally expired and
Biden banged the gavel signaling it was
time to move on, she asked a question, told
the witnesses to submit their answer in '
writing, picked up her papers, and booked.
I would have enjoyed hearing their answer
to her question, but because she was more
interested in hearing herself talk than the
witnesses, no soap.
The five presidential candidates who
were'present at these hearings were inter-
esting to watch. I have already mentioned
Biden and McCain. Senator Dodd (Foreign
Relations) was forceful and distinguished
in his questioning. Senator Obama
showed lhis inexperience. Senator Clinton
was an interesting study Her statements
and questioning were dour and uninspir-
ing. I also noticed that she rarely made eye
contact with the witnesses, which is an in-
dication that she really didn't believe what
she was saying.
I have always been amazed by the per-
formances in these Congressional hear-
ings. All too often, it is an opportunity for
these politicians to grandstand and demon-
strate terrible manners by berating the
people they have asked to give expert testi-
mony The best way for a witness to be-
have under this type of duress is to know
their subject matter, listen carefully, and
answer the question (if a question is even
asked) directly and factually In that re-
spect, General Petraeus and Ambassador
Crocker did just fine.

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face material, the SUV rotated counterclockwise.
Davis then steered right, causing the SUV to rotate clockwise. The vehicle then
overturned once before coming to a final rest, facing west on County Road 414.
Davis was transported to Madison County Memorial Hospital, where she was
treated for minor injuries.
FHP Trooper Brian Lundy was the investigating officer.

April Moore and DOR vs. Donald
Carol-Jean Parke-Bailey vs. Ralston A.
Bailey-dissolution of marriage
Christa Hart and DOR vs. Jonathan
Claude T. Johnson, Sr. vs. Reba John-
son-dissolution of marriage
Madison Estates, Inc. vs. Shawnell Can-

dice George-mortgage foreclosure
Woodland III vs. Cureene L. Rhames-
mortgage foreclosure
Janet Morris vs. Dawn Snedeker-repeat
domestic injunction
Doris J. Fox vs. Rebecca Fox-domestic
violence injunction
Phyllis Bailey vs. Adolfo C. Dulay, M.D.-
other civil


4A Madison County Carrier

Wednesday, September 19, 2007



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By: Leigh Barfield,
Madison County Property Appraiser

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* 3 tablespoons flour
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* 1 cup Ritz cracker, crushed

Mix everything together, except cracker
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dish and bake 45 minutes at 3000. Sprinkle
cracker crumbs on top. Leave in oven long
enough for it to get hot.
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or even as a dessert with some ice cream.
This recipe was shared by a very close
friend, Debbie Rutherford, many years ago
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Bay County Attorney Gets 14 Years

For Creating Child Pornography
~ Personal injury lawyer enticed teen boys to
commit sex acts over a webcam-
Attorney General Bill McCollum announced that a Bay
County attorney will serve 14 years in state prison for produc-
ing and transmitting child pornography and promoting the
sexual performance of a child. Paul Richard Parker, Jr., must
also serve 14 years of sex offender probation after his release
and must permanently relinquish his license to practice law.
Parker was arrested in November by investigators with the At-
torney General's Child Predator CyberCrime Unit after he
was discovered promoting pornographic videos of children
during an undercover online investigation. He was prosecuted
by the Attorney General's Office of Statewide Prosecution in
cooperation with the State Attorney's Office of the Fourteenth
Judicial Circuit.
"This is, perhaps, one of the worst examples of a well-re-
spected professional hiding behind the anonymity of the in-
ternet and maliciously abusing his unsuspecting victims,"
said Attorney General McCollum. "The details of this case un-
derscore the potential danger associated with communicating
with strangers online."
Parker, 42, enticed yoinig boys over the internet by pre-
tending to be a teenage girl or boy and persuaded them to per-
form sexual acts via webcam. Parker would then record these
acts and make pornographic videos from them. He also placed
additional child pornography videos on the internet, where
they were discovered by an undercover CyberCrime investi-
gator who was able to trace them back to Parker.
Search warrants executed at Parker's Panama City resi-
dence uncovered hundreds of ..images and videos of child
pornography on his computer and other equipment. Law en-
forcement officers executing the search warrant verified that
Parker's computers contained the images found online by the
undercover investigator as well as those he had manufactured
himself. He was arrested by authorities with the CyberCrime
Unit and the Bay CountySheriff's Office.
As part of his plea agreement entered today before Judge
Michael C. Overstreet of the Bay County Circuit Court, Park-
er pled guilty to three counts of manufacturing child pornog-
raphy, one count of promotingchild pornography one count of
transmitting child pornography and ,13 counts of possession of
child pornography After he completes his 14-year prison sen-
tence, he will serve 14 years of sex offender probation. Condi-
tions of his sex offender probation will include the following
A mandatory curfew;
Prohibitions on living within a certain proximity to places
where children regularly congregate;
Active participation in and successful completion of a sex
offender treatment program;
No contact with any alleged victim;,
No contact with any child under the age of 18 without pri-
or approval;
Prohibitions on working or volunteering at places where
children regularly congregate;
Prohibitions relating to the possession or viewing of any
obscene or pornographic material;
No access to the Internet until the successful completion of
a treatment program;
Submission of a DNA specimen;
Submission to warrantless searches by the probation offi-
Participation in annual polygraph examinations;
Maintenance of a driving log and related prohibitions;
Prohibition against obtaining or using a post office box
without prior approval, and
Submission to mandatory electronic monitoring.
"We are the only State Attorney's Office that is a member of
North Florida Internet Crimes Against Children Task
Force and like the Attorney General, we are working every day
to try to find these offenders and to protect our children," said
State Attorney Steve Meadows. "This cooperative effort
should send a message to internet predators that they are be-
ing watched, they will be found, and they, will be sent to
Parker's attempt to portray himself as an individual close
to his victims' age is an example of grooming, which occurs
when an internet child predator lies about his or her age to
break down the intended victim's inhibitions. By gaining the
victim's trust, the internet predator makes the child feel more
comfortable for the purpose of seducing him or her over the
internet. Under the CyberCrimes Against Children Act of
2007, grooming is now a separate crime as related to internet
solicitation and can be charged with enhanced penalties. The
new legislation was the Attorney General's top .priority dur-
ing the 2007 Florida Legislative session and when the bill was
signed into law, Florida became a national leader in the fight
against cybercrime.
In addition to creating the new penalty for grooming, the
CyberCrimes Against Children Act of 2007 also substantially
increased penalties for collectors of child pornography who
have more than 10 images of child pornography and either
possess or promote child pornography that containsimages of
children under the age of five, sexual battery of a child, sado-
masochistic abuse of a child, bestiality involving a child or
any pornographic video or live movie of a child. For posses-
sion of these images, the charge can be reclassified as a sec-
ond-degree felony increasing the maximum penalty from five
years in prison to 15 years in prison. For promotion and dis-
tribution of these images, the charge can be reclassified as a
first-degree felony increasing the maximum penalty from 15
years in prison to 30 years in prison. The law will go into effect
on October 1,2007.
The Child Predator CyberCrime Unit's mission is to protect

children from computer-facilitated sexual exploitation. The
unit does this by working cooperatively on a statewide basis
with law enforcement agencies and prosecutors to provide re-
sources and expertise, while preventing the spread of these
crimes through education and community awareness. Park-
er's arrest was the 30th made by officers with the unit since its
inception in October 2005, although* the unit has since in-
creased its number of arrests to 48 individuals. The Child
Predator CyberCrime Unit is a member of the Internet
Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) of North Florida.

Madison County



Man Arrested

Following Break-In
By Jessica Higginbotham
Greene Publishing, Inc.
According to the Madison Police Department, on Sep-
tember 14, David Sherrell Robinson was arrested for bur-
glary, aggravated assault, and disorderly conduct after he
busted in the door of a home where he thought his wife
Robinson, a Live Oak man, apparently busted into a res-
idence on Parramore Street and threatened to kill the 17-
year-old male inside. Officers were dispatched following
the break-in, and apprehended Robinson a block away
Robinson first claimed that the juvenile in the house
robbed him. Officers took him back to the complainant's
residence to sort through the two stories, where Robinson
recanted. While there, officers discovered that Robinson
thought his wife was in the house with the juvenile.
During the interview, Robinson continued using abusive
and foul language, including racial slurs. He was warned
to stop by officers. Following the warning, Robinson
"bowed up" at the juvenile male, leaning within three to
four inches of his face and called the juvenile racial and
other degrading names.
Sergeant William Greene arrested Robinson, and Ptl.
David Jarvis took statements from victims and witnesses.

Man Arrested For

Domestic Violence
By Jessica Higginbotham
Greene Publishing, Inc.
According to the Madison Police Department on Sep-
tember 16, Thomas Gee was arrested for battery/domestic
violence at a residence on Moore Street.
Sergeant Chris Cooks was dispatched to the location in
reference to a physical altercation. Upon arrival, contact
was made with the victim who stated that her boyfriend,
Gee, hit her.
Cooks made contact with Gee, who admitted to hitting
the woman. Gee was arrested and transported,to.the coun-
ty jail.

Attorney General's Statement
On The Shootings Of
Miami-Dade Police Officers

21. -&

Attorney General Bill McCollum released the following
statement regarding the shooting of four Miami-Dade Po-
lice Officers:
"I am saddened to learn that yet another one of our law
enforcement officers has been killed in the line of duty and
three of his colleagues have also been wounded. Officer
Jose Somohano was an excellent example of dedication to
public safety and will be remembered for his courage and
conviction of duty My condolences go out to his family, his
friends, and the members of the Miami-Dade Police De-
partment and my thoughts are with the families of Officers
Christopher Carlin, Tomas Tundidor and Jody Wright, who
were also wounded during the violent exchange."
"These fine officers and so many other courageous men
and women put their lives on the line every day to keep
Florida's citizens safe. We owe them a significant debt, es-
pecially when they are called, upon to make the ultimate

Wednesday, September 19, 2007 Madison County Carrier 5A


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Lillian Minerva O'Neal
McLeod, 82, of Madison
died Wednesday, September
13, 2007, at Madison County
Memorial Hospital from
natural causes.
The daughter of John
Homer O'Neal and Essie
Green O'Neal Cook, she was
born November 2, 1924 in
Bridgeboro, Ga. On January
28, 1943, she married Donald
McLeod of Brooks County,
Ga., a son of Jeptha Malachi
McLeod and Mary Florence
Corley McLeod, also of
Brooks County, Ga. Between
their retirement from the
U.S. Civil Service and set-
tfling in Madison, they trav-
eled the highways by R.V
and enjoyed working in
West Yellowstone National
Park and Death Valley, Calif.
Donald preceded Lillian
in death on February 9,2003.
Mrs. Lillian McLeod is sur-
vived by two daughters,
Ovaleen Anderson of Del
Rio, Tn. and Carolyn Ann
Krohn of Jasper; one son,
John William McLeod of
Madison; one brother,
Calvin Quincy O'Neal of
Chiefland; three sisters-in-
law, Catherine McLeod
Graves of Jacksonville, Au-
drey McLeod of Anderson,
S.C., and Jewel McLeod Bal-
dree of Nashville, Ga.
She is also survived by
the following grandchil-
dren: Richard Thomas Petti-
grew of Mayo, Donald Leon
Pettigrew of Austin, Tx.,
Patrick Sean McLeod of
Jacksonville, Tracy McLeod
of Donna, Tx., William Cody
Krohn of Sunset, Utah,
Michael James Krohn of
Jasper, Jennifer Ann Krohn
of Kingsville, Tx., Kristina
Laree Krohn of Moscow,
Idaho, Thomas Jeptha
Krohn of. Scagway. Alaska,
and Benjamin Walter Perry
Krohn of Jasper; ten great-
grandchildren; and three
A small memorial service
was held at 11 a.m. on Tues-
day, September 18, at Faith
Baptist Church in Madison.

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Every Tuesday Saturday
The Diamonds in the Ruff
Adoption Program at the
Suwannee Valley Humane So-
ciety is open every Tuesday
through Saturday 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 animal and they will
make your life more fulfilled.
For more information or direc-
tions call (866) 236-7812 or (850)
Third Tuesday Of
Each Month
The Greater Greenville
Area Diabetes Support Group
is a free educational service
and support for diabetes and
those wanting to prevent dia-
betes. The group meets the
third Tuesday of each month
at the Greenville Public Li-
brary Conference Room at 312
SW Church Street, Greenville,
11 11:30 a.m. Everyone is wel-
Third Wednesday Of
Each Month
The Madison County
Health Education Club is hold-
ing a free educational service
and support group for people
interested in preventing or.
controlling diabetes, high
blood pressure, elevated cho-
lesterol levels, obesity, and oth-
er chronic health conditions.
The club meets the third
Wednesday of each month at
the Madison 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 Dia-
betes Support Group is a free
educational service and sup-
port group for diabetes and
those wanting to prevent dia-
betes. 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 is bring their own
lunch! details: contact/Marcia
Kazmierski at (386) 752-2461 or
Lorriane Miller at (386) 752-
September 19
North Florida Community
College will conduct GED test
September 19, 2007, at 6 p.m. in
the NFCC Technical Center on
the Madison campus. Persons
taking the tests will be re-
quired to furnish a Photo ID.
NFCC holds GED preparation
courses free of charge; there is
a fee for the test. Pre-registra-
tion is required. To register
please call (850) 973-1629.
September 18-19
Sentinel Slammers Poetry
Club debut will be held on Sep-
tember 18-19, from 11 a.m. 1
p.m. The meeting will take
place during the NFCC Club
Exposition in the Student Cen-
ter. For more information, call
(850) 973-1641 or email
September 20
The-'Dixie Echoes and
LifeSong will be in concert at

Bible Deliverance Church on
September 20, starting at 7 p.m.
The church is located on South
Range Ave. Free Admission!
.Reserved seating is available.
For more information, call
(850) 973-4622 or (850) 973-6596.
September 21-22
The Monticello Opera
House proudly presents
CASABLANCA, Fri. and Sat.
evenings, Sept. 21, 22, 28 and 29,
with a 3 p.m. matinee on Sun.,
Sept. 23.
Dinner before the show is
available by reservation. Din-
ner-and-show tickets are $35
per person, $32 for members.
Show-only tickets are $15, or
$12 for members. The matinee
tickets are $13 and $10. For the
evening performances, the
doors open at 6:30 p.m., dinner
is at 7 p.m. and the show starts
at 8 p.m. Beverages are avail-
able. For dinner reservations
or more information, call (850)
September 22
You are cordially invited
to a gospel concert featuring
the Purvis Brothers/Encore
Band Saturday September 22,
at Lamont Baptist Church. The
concert starts at 7 p.m. and re-
freshments will be served after
the concert. For more informa-
tion, call Gerald Bailey at (850)
997-3070 or (850) 997-2497.
September 22
Calling all Motorcycles.
There will be a poker run to
benefit burn victim Amanda
McLaughlin. Registration is at
the 53 Bar on Hwy 53 South at 9
a.m. Last bike out at 10 a.m.
Last bike in at 4 p.m. Come out
and enjoy all the bikes,
karaoke, 50/50 drawings and
door prizes. Sponsored by the
53 Bar, the outsiders of North
Florida and the Black Pistons
of Valdosta, Ga.
September 22
The American Legion Post
224 in Cherry Lake will be host-
ing an Ice Cream Social on
Sept. 22 for children of all ages
of members and guests. For
more information, please call
Regina Barber at (850) 929-4908.
September 22
Birding walk in the
Suwannee River State Park
Saturday, September 22, at 8
a.m. at the ranger station in
the Suwannee River State Park
13 miles west of Live Oak on
US 90. There is an entrance fee
to the park. The walk will take
place on trails within the park.
For more details: Contact Beth
and Walter Schoenfelder (850)
971-5354, wbs(
September 22
The Department of Envi-
ronmental Protection's Olustee
Battlefield Historic State Park
will host its Civil War Expo on
Saturday, September 22. Visi-
tors can share a camp meal
with re-enactors and learn
about the hardships and victo-
ries of war during the
event.The Civil War Expo will
be open to the public from 10
a.m. until 3 p.m. A donation of
$4 per vehicle is requested.
Please call (386) 397-7005 for
more information. To learn
more about Olustee Battlefield,
visit online at
www.FloridaSta teParks. org/ol
September 22
Reserve a seat today and
receive lower insurance rates.
The AARP Driver Safety Pro-
gram (formerly 55-alive) will be
offered Sept. 15 & 22. Classes
will be held at the Madison ext.
building from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and
will be instructed by volunteer
Rich Olsen. There is a $10 fee
for books and certificates.
Upon completion certificates
are awarded. Any driver over
55 with a certificate of comple-
tion must be given a discount
by his or her insurance
provider. State law mandates
this. Interested persons may
contact Olsen at (850) 973-2002
to reserve a seat in this class.
September 22
Come out to a Meet, Greet,
and Eat with your County's Su-
pervisor of Elections and Staff
on September 22, from 12 3
p.m. It will be held at the Pinet-
ta Volunteer Fire Department
located on 509 NE Persimmon

Drive. For more information,


call 973-6507.
September 23
New Antioch A.M.E.
Church Pallbearer Lodge #4
Fellowship Program will be
meeting Sunday, September 23,
'at 3 p.m. We are asking all
members that can to attend.
The speaker will be Rev. Mar-
garet E. Brown, Pastor of Jes-
lamb A.M.E. Church in Madi-
son. Everyone is welcome.
September 24
TABE (Test of Adult Basic
Education) at NFCC Testing
Center (Bldg. #16),Monday,
September 24 at 5 p.m, Madi-
son. TABE is required for ac-
ceptance into vocation-
al/technical programs. Photo
ID required. Pre-registration is
required. To register please
call (850) 973-9451..
September 29
American Legion Blood
Drive will be held September
29 at the Cherry Lake General
Store from 9 a.m. 2 p.m. For
more information, please con-
tact Dwight Barber at (850) 929-
September 30
New Zion Primitive Bap-
tist Church, located on 3845
Miccosukee Road in Tallahas-
see, will be celebrating its 80th
Church Anniversary on Sun-
day, September 30, 2007 at 11
a.m. The guest speaker will be
the Elder Dr. Robert Gaines,
Moderator of the Middle Flori-
da Georgia Primitive Baptist
Association and Pastor of St.
James in Havana and St. Luke
in Midway. For more informa-
tion about this program, please
call Sister Linda Jefferson at
(850) 877-7705 or Pastor E R.
Rush at (850) 877-2273.
September 29
The Florida Department of
*Environmental Prot6ftion's,.
-Stephen 'Foster Folk Culture
Center State Park is hosting a
slide program entitled "Memo-
ries Part II," featuring historic
White Springs. The program
will include photos of hotels
and homes of the era, the con-
struction of the carillon bell
tower and the 1973 flood. The
slideshow highlights the years
1920 to 1973. For additional in-
formation, please call (386),397-
4331. To learn more about the
park, visit

The slideshow will take
place Saturday, September 29,
2007 from 2-3 p.m. at Stephen
Foster Folk Culture Center
State Park in White Springs
(Located on US 41, three miles
from 1-75 and nine miles from I-
October 4-6
The Suwannee County
Friends of the Library will
host The Great Book Sale com-
mencing on October 4-6, 2007
and on the following week, Oc-
tober 11-13, 2007. The sale will
be during the regular library

hours, the Live Oak Library is
located on US 129, south of
Live Oak. Library hours are
from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Mon-
day and Thursday, Friday 8:30
a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Saturday
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. At present,
volunteers are needed for pre-
sale set-up on Wednesday, Sep-
tember 26th and Thursday, Sep-
tember 27, 9-3 p.m., also on Oc-
tober 2 & 3, 9-3 p.m. Sign up
sheets are available at the li-
brary Volunteers are also need-
ed to staff the sale, on the sale
dates listed above. Please call
or come by the library to vol-
unteer, (386) 362-2317.
October 6
Sevor Cousins' Family Re-
union will be held at the Pinet-
ta Baptist Church Fellowship
hall on October 6, 2007, begin-
ning at 10 a.m. Tell all your
Sevor cousins and extended
family Please bring a covered
dish and items for the auction
table. There is a fenced in play-
ground for the little one's.
There's something for every-
one! See you there.
October 6
Madison County 4-H Clubs
Relay for Life yard sale will
take place October 6, in front of
the livestock show building.
The yard sale is set to begin at
9 a.m. All money collected will
go to benefit the Relay for Life
Cancer Walk that will be held
in the Spring of 2008. For more
information, call (850) 971-5869.
October 6
The Lee community yard
sale will be held at the Lee
Community Fire Department
and will begin at 8 a.m. until 3
p.m. If you are interested in
renting a space or'donating
items, please call Carolyn at
(850) 971-5573.
October 12-14
. Enjoy a weekend immers-
ing yourself into the creative
beauty of the butterfly. Visual-
ization, meditation, painting
garden art with award winning
folk artist, Janet Moses, and
designing your own butterfly
landscape are all part of this
weekend workshop/retreat.
This event will begin on Friday
at 6 p.m. and end Sunday at 2
p.m% at O'Tooles Herb Farm.
For details of the agenda, pre-
senters and registration, Con-
tact Janet Moses &-Company

(850) 973-3971. Information and
on-line registration,
October 15
Come, Walk To Remember!
Join with us as we remember
the babies we have lost due to
miscarriage, stillbirth, or in-
fant death. This walk is for
everyone: women, men, and
children. Even if you haven't
lost a child, please come sup-
port those who have. We will
have baby name readings, life
certificates, and much more.
This is free and everyone is
welcome. Registration begins
at 6:30 p.m. at Francis Lake. For
more information, contact Fel-
lowship Church's Women's
November 3
Diabetes overview, psy-
chology and exercise, present-
ed by Bonnie Gobar Mathis, Se-
nior Health Educator with the
Madison County Health De-
partment. Diann Douglas, Di-
rector of the Madison County
Extension Office, will present a.
session on food portion con-
trol. Each participant will re-
ceive a free pedometer (a great
device to add to your exercise
tools that counts the number of
steps you take each day) and
free recipes to take home after
completing this class. Ministry
(850) 973-3266.

The family of the late
Rossie McDaniel Townsend
would like to take this op-
portunity. to thank every-
one fortheir prayers, cards,
food; -flowers,, and visits
during the loss of our
mother, grandmother,
great-grandmother, and
during her illness and pass-
ing. A very special thank
you to Madison County
Memorial Hospital,' Madi-
son Nursing Center and
Covenant Hospice. Your
kind deeds will never be



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Madison Woman's (

Back In Season

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jessica Higginbotham
Betty Williams (left) brought two new members to the Woman's Club meeting
on Thursday. The new ladies are Dorothy Peacock and Jan Ledsome (left to right.)

By Jessica Higginbotham
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Madison Woman's
Club was back in regular
session on Thursday, Sep-
tember 13. President Jackie
Johnson presided over the
meeting with her usual
cheer, and she welcomed
back the ladies wholeheart-
Florida Smith gave a
sweet devotion on mercy, go-
ing over the Club's efforts
and successes with it. Last
year, the Club showed mer-
cy by working with Heifer
International, Operation
Smile, the Hacienda Girl's
Ranch, organizing birthday
parties at the Hughey Cein-
ter, and by helping to pro-
vide scholarships for cancer
s rvivors and non-perish-
ale food items for the
Brown Bag Ministry
Leslie Hanners provided
music for the meeting. She
sang and played several in-
spirational songs on the pi-
Following lunch, Jackie
thanked the committee for
their help, prayers, and sup-
port. The minutes from the
previous meeting were ac-
cepted as read, and Judy
Haire gave the treasurer's
report. The new stoves, pur-
chased by the Woman's Club
and Garden Club were in-
stalled, and are functioning
In unfinished business,
the roof of the Madison
Woman's Club building is in
desperate need of replace-
ment. The city, who leased
the building to the Woman's
Club, refuses to help pay for
the $11,000 in repairs, be-
cause when the Club leased
the building, it became
theirs for 99 years.
However, when the Coun-
ty and Supervisor of Elec-
tions asked to use the the build-
ing as a voting precinct,
they were only willing to
pay $50 for use. The Club
made the decision not to al-
low the building to be used
as a voting precinct because
of liability issues.
On October 11, the
Woman's Club will be meet-

ing with the Garden Club to
dedicate trees in honor of
the deceased who were
members of both clubs.
Willie Clare Copeland will
be once again honored for
her life's work.
It was suggested that the
Club visit their shut-ins on
a more regular basis. An-
nelle Bishop makes lovely
scented pillows for the shut-
ins from the club, and she
was recognized for her ef-
Jackie's term as presi-
dent ends in December, and
the new president will be
First Vice-President Ethel

Barefoot. It was announced
that if members pay dues
now, they're good through
next December, when the
new year system will begin.
It was good to see Rachel
Reichmann up and about at
the meeting she was there
with her daughter. Jan Led-
some and Suzanne Peavy
won the raffles, which bene-
fited the President's Project
and Hacienda Girl's Ranch.
The oldest lady at each
table was given the center-
piece of beautiful flowers to
take home. Ethel motioned
to adjourn the meeting
shortly after p.m.

It's A Boy!
Justin Blake Hasty was born on August 1, 2007,
at 6:35 p.m. at Tallahassee Memorial Women's
Pavilion. He weighed 8 pounds, 0 ounces and was
21 inches long. He is the son of Jeffrey and Peggy
Hasty Justin has two brothers, Jerry and Travis
Hasty and three sisters, Brittany, Jessica, and
Stephanie Hasty
Justin is the maternal grandson of Sue Foland
of Pinetta. His paternal grandparents are Terry
and Ann Hasty of Hahira, Ga., and Charles and
Edna Kay Singletary of Statenville, Ga. Justin
also joins many aunts, uncles, and cousins who
adore him. Justin is a blessing to his whole family

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All American Ford will sell 200
cars and trucks in September.
You can
choose from any new or used 2007 F-250 XLT 4x4 CCab 2007 M ustang
car or truck in All American
Ford's inventory. Every vehicle .-
has been marked with a price
lower than Factory suggested
retail. You can buy it for that
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At the end of September 200 Steps, Pwr. Seats, AM/FM/CD, More. Metallic Paint, More.
cars and trucks will be gone. Was 146,990 Was 120,045
Donlt missout on savings F I
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05 Dodge Ram Quad Cab............... 241,8
04 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo.... $12,98
06 Ford Expedition XLT.................. $24988
06 Chevy Aveo LT ........................... 1 888
06 Ford 500 SEL.......................... 17,68
06 Honda Civic EX....................... $1888
04 Ranger XLT Supercab............... 15,988

06 Ford Focus 2x4............................. 12,988
02 Chevy Monte Carlo LS................9,988
04 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS.............$12
05 Ford Mustang GT Convertible.. p25,9
04 Nissan Frontier XE.................... 18,988
04 Chevy Tahoe LT...... 23988
07 Ford Edge SEL.....................$7,788

06 Toyota Tacoma SR5 $18,88
04 Ford F-150 SXT Supercab........ $7,9
07 Ford Mustang V6 Convertible.. $23,98
02 Chrysler PT Cruiser.................... 948
05 Ford Excursion Eddie Bauer.....26/98,
07 Chrysler 300 Touring............... 244
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Wednesday, September 19, 2007 Madison County Carrier 7A


Madison Rotary Club Learns

About Highway Safety

By Jessica Higginbotham
Greene Publishing, Inc.
At the September 12 meet-
ing of the Rotary Club, mem-
bers received a visit from
Electra Bustle, the executive
director of the Florida De-
partment of Highway Safety
and Motor Vehicles
(FDHSMV), along with state
troopers Dan Campbell and
Mark Trammell.
Bustle spoke about the
FDHSMV and the services
the department provides.
The FDHSMV employs 5,000
people statewide with 2,300
in the Florida Highway Pa-
trol and 1,600 in the Driver's
License Division. The cus-
tomer call center takes
35,000 calls a week.
According to Bustle, there
are 15 million drivers in
Florida. She said that 18
million people have regis-
tered vehicles, and as many
as 88 million visitors drive
through the state. The
FDHSMV gathers 1.5 billion
dollars in revenue each year,
but before the FDHSMV can
even make their own budget,
122 million dollars goes to
the Department of Educa-
The primary mission of
the FDHSMV is to keep
highways safe. Their "Vi-
sion For A Safer Florida" in-
cludes education on safe dri-
ving practices and safe vehi-
cles, and law enforcement.
Bustle continued to de-

Electra Bustle, who spoke at the Rotary Club meeting, is
the executive director for the Florida Department of High-
way Safety and Motor Vehicles.

scribe the online services
provided by the FDHSMV,
which include the ability to
renew a driver's license on-
line and sanction driving
Last year, the Florida
Highway Patrol made 3,500
drug arrests on the high-
ways, seizing 2000 pounds of
illegal drugs and over three
million dollars in property
and cash. Just last week, the
FHP seized one million dol-
lars in drugs in the Ft. My-
ers area, Bustle said.
Last month, FHP touched
the lives of 88,000 people -
none of which received any
citations. Some of the peo-
ple helped by FHP may have
been broken down and

stranded. The Florida High-
way Patrol provides more
services than just pulling
over fast drivers.
In 2006, FHP made 12,000
DUI arrests. Twenty FHP
officers arrest more than
100 people each every year
for DUI. There are 3,500
traffic fatalities each year
in Florida many are due to
driving under the influence.
One of the programs in-
stituted by the FDHSMV is
to stop red light running, a
"huge safety issue," com-
mented Bustle. In one at-
tempt to curb red light run-
ning, a state trooper,
dressed as a transient, sits
at a red light, and when a
person runs the light, the of-

ficer radios down the street
to his partner, who appre-
hends the runner. Another
attempt involves a female
officer dressed like she's
pregnant. Bustle noted that
the department has to get
creative to stop red light
In other Rotary news,
prime rib dinner tickets are
on sale for $25 dollars. For
more information, see a Ro-
tarian. Guests at the meet-
ing were Electra Bustle,
Dan Campbell, Mark Tram-
mell, Jimmy Chamblin,
Herman Cherry, Joe Peavy,
Bobby Williams, Richard
Johnson, Matthew Webb,
and Jada Woods-Williams.
Jim Catron won the raf-
fle at the end of the meet-

By Jessica Higginbotham
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Valerie Rogers graduated
from Madison County High
School in 2000 from there,
she went to Capital Culi-
nary Institute in Tallahas-
Rogers has worked at sev-
eral restaurants in Talla-
hassee since her 2003 gradu-
ation from CCI. Her resume
includes experience at Chez
Pierre, The Wharf, and
Food, Glorious Food, all in

"Cooking is my passion,"
Rogers said, "I love to see
people enjoy my creations."
Rogers recently opened her
own catering and delivery
service called A Taste of
Heaven about a month ago.
Based out of Madison,
Rogers caters parties and
other special events, deliv-
ers homemade lunches, and
even works as a personal
chef. Rogers plans on open-
ing her own restaurant in

either Madison or Valdosta,
Ga. in a few years. Once she
opens her own place, she'll
be able to share her gift
with more people.
For more information on
A Taste of Heaven, contact
Valerie Rogers at (850) 929-


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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

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Lee Elementary School Students Participate In Fire Drill

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Fire drills have never been as exciting for most people as
they were for Lee Elementary School students and staff on
Friday, September 14.
At approximately 1 p.m., the fire alarm was pulled and
students were led out by teachers who took them outside.

Fire trucks from the Lee Community Volunteer Fire De-
partment responded to the scene, as did Madison County
EMS paramedics Bryan Phillips and Chad Thomas and the
Madison County Sheriff's Office.
Firefighters, led by Chief Reese Thomas, went to work
and sprayed the school with water.
A parent of one of the students was led out. Principal

Larry Alderman told Thomas that it was unknown that she
was in the building.
Later, one of the school workers, who had volunteered
for the duty, was carried out of the building.
As the firefighters got near the end of the drill, they turn
the hoses on the students and wet them down, giving them
much-needed relief from the heat of the afternoon sun.

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, September 14, 2007
Lee Elementary students begin filing out of the school at the be-
ginning of the fire drill.

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, September 14, 2007
Lee volunteer firefighters begin hosing down the school.

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by
Jacob Bembry, September 14,2007
Ashton Terry is all smiles af-
ter- being- drenched by--the-Lee-
S'.Community Volunte _rii Qe-
partment at the school's fire drill.

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, September 14, 2007
Students laugh after being drenched by water from the truck.

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, September 14,2007
Kim Gurley, a teacher at Lee Elementary, counts her students to
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to the parking lot at the beginning of their
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Madison County Carrier 9A

Wedding Hairstyle Tips oU WEDDINGPLANNER
TheHairStvlercom Hair Feature
By Katie Summers and Paola Fioramonte, THS Consultants P

One of the most important
elements of your wedding day
is your hairstyle. And to ensure
that you get the best results for
your wedding hairstyle, all you
have to do is follow a few sim-
ple tips.

Start With A Picture
Having a picture of the
style that you want is the easi-
est way to guarantee that you
communicate to your stylist
what kind of bridal hairstyle it
is that you are after and that
you get exactly the style that
you want.

Plan Around Your Acces-
Planning your hairstyle to
complement your accessories
(such as an upstyle to show off
your necklace and earrings) is
the perfect way to add elegance
to your wedding style.

Incorporate Your Wedding
Flowers Into Your Style
Placing flowers in your
hair is a popular and classic
'wedding hairstyle tip. You can
also ask your stylist which hair
color will enhance and comple-
ment the shade of your flowers.

Have A Wedding Consulta-
Talk to your stylist about
what hairstyles your hair type
and texture can pull off and
what you can/may need to do
(extensions, etc) to achieve the
hairstyle that you want.

Don't Forget All Angles Of
Your Hair
It's not just your front sec-
tion on show, the back and

sides of your style needs to be
just as perfect. The back of
your head, after all. is what
most of the guests at your cere-
mony will see.

Don't Be Afraid To Say What
You Do And Don't Like
When planning your wed-
ding hairstyle with your stylist,
don't be afraid to tell them if
you don't like the style they've
suggested or the way some-
thing is done. This is your day
after all and your hairstyle
should look exactly how you
want it to. If your stylist does,
however, have some good ad-
vice, it's worth taking on board.

Ensure It's Weather Proof
There's nothing worse than
having your hair styled into
your perfect look only to have
it fall flat due to the weather.
Avoid problems by selecting a
style suitable for the location
and season that your wedding
takes place.

Match To The Theme
Match your hairstyle to the
theme of your wedding. An ele-
gant wedding deserves elegant
hair, while a casual affair will
suit a casual hairstyle such as
chic, glossy curls.

Trial Your Hair With Your
The best way to see if your
bridal style will suit you and
your beautiful wedding dress is
to do your hair similar to the
way that you want it styled
when having your dress fitting.
This way you can see if your
hair is the perfect match for
your dress.

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Wi'te a number on each of
the bags. At the shower,
hand each guest a piece of
paper and a pen or pencil,
then pass around each bag
one at at time and have the
guests write down what
they think each item is. Af-
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bags, reveal each item.
Guests can check answers
themselves. Whoever guess-
es the most items correctly
wins a prize. The kitchen
items can then go to the
Send blank recipe cards in-
side the shower invitations
and ask each guest to write
down their favorite recipe
and bring it to the shower.
Collect all of the recipe
cards at the shower and put
them in a recipe box to give

to the bride.
SCRAMBLE! Think up ap-
proximately 20 wedding-re-
lated words (i.e. bride,
groom, rings, engagement,
honeymoon, love, etc.) and
mix up the letters into a
word jumble. Put one word
on each line leaving room
for your guests to write
their answers next to each
word. Whoever can correct-
ly unscramble the most
words in a set amount of
time (i.e. 2 minutes) wins a
Have your guests break up
into several different teams
(depending on amount of
guests). Each team will
choose 1 member of their
team as the "bride". Give
each team 2-3 rolls of toilet
paper arid give them a time
limit (i.e. 5 minutes). Each
team is to wrap toilet paper
around their chosen "bride"
to create a gown for her. The
"official bride" will choose
which gown design she


likes the best and that team
will win a prize!
chase play money from a
toy store. Each guest will be
given a certain amount of
"money" as they arrive (i.e.
$150, or whatever amount
you choose). During the
shower choose a time for
your auction. Purchase sev-
eral gifts that vary from in-.
expensive gifts such as a
small vase, Stationery, can-
dles to gag gifts such as smi-
ley face pencils or silly
string. Wrap each gift cre-
atively so that guests will
not guess what type of gift
is inside. Hold each gift up
one at a time and have your
guests bid on each gift with
their money As the "bid-
ding" continues, you will be
surprised at all the scream-
ing and yelling that goes
on...all in fun of course!
Gather pictures of the'
bride, groom, their families
and those in the wedding
party Pictures should range
from baby pictures and pos-
sibly the teenage years so
that they are not readily
recognizable. Put each pic-
ture on a board and write a
number under each picture.
Give guests a sheet of paper
and a pen or pencil and have
them guess who each per-
son is. If you feel the guests
may not know who each
person is, have a list of
names of the people in the
pictures next to the board so
they may guess who each
one may be. Whoever guess-
es the most pictures cor-
rectly wins a prize!

HUNT! Make a list of some
normal and not so normal
things found in a purse (i.e.
hairbrush, B&W photo, lip-
stick, unpaid bill, mirror,
cell phone, fingernail pol-
ish, chewing gum, etc.). Call
off each item on your list
and have your guests search
their purse for that item
and have them put the item
in front of them (on a table
or floor). Whoever has the
most items wins a prize!
TRIVIA! Create a trivia
quiz with approximately 15-
20 pertaining to the bride
and groom. Other questions
may have to do with love,
wedding traditions, where
the couple will be honey-
mooning, etc. Question
ideas include: What date did
the Bride & Groom meet?
When was the Bride &
Grooms first kiss? When
did he first tell her he loved
her? What is the Brides fa-
vorite color? Where will the
Bride & Groom live after the
wedding? Where will they

be honeymooning? Choose
some hard questions and
some not so hard ones. Give
each guest a sheet of paper
with the questions on them
and give them a set amount
of time to answer them (i.e.
5 minutes). Once the time is
up read 'the answers out
loud so the guests can score
themselves. The guest with
the most correct answers
wins a prize!

A twist to this game may
be that before the shower
you create questions for the
groom to answer about
himself that the bride will
answer outloud at the

shower. Questions such as
what is his favorite color?
Where would he most like
to vacation? How many
children does he want?
Would a perfect evening
with the bride mean stay-
ing in with a candlelight
dinner, or going out on the
town? Each question the
bride answers incorrectly,
she must stick a piece of
bubble gum in her mouth
to chew. She is not allowed
to take any out, it just
keeps adding up. This game
is a great way to learn
about the groom and usual-
ly provides laughter for all,
including the bride!
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850-973-1404 Madison, FL 32340


Hugh Sherrod

We acceptATM
& Debit Cards

r V 238 NE Brickyard Pond Ave. Madison, Florida
Business: 850-445-3321 Home: 850-973-6601 email:



Lawn Mowing
Weed Eating
Tree Trimming
Bush Hogging Roads

We Remove
Debris Before
& After Bad

Law Offices of

Monica Taibl, P.L.



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LATMA Christian

Academy To Hold Mock

:Constitution Signing

:By Jessica Higginbotham
.Greene Publishing, Inc.
On Friday, September 21, LATMA Christian Academy
will be holding a mock signing of the United States Consti-
tution to commemorate the event. Every year in Septem-
ber, one week 'is set aside as National Constitution Week.
LATMA invites the community to come and take part in
the event. Members of the community can sign a replica of
the U.S. Constitution!
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., LATMA students and staff will be
set up on the courthouse lawn. They'll be serving covered
tray lunches for a low cost and they will also be selling
small information booklets on the Constitution.
For any questions, contact LATMA Christian Academy
at (850) 973-2359.

NFCC Extends Library Hours .

To Offer Greater Access
North Florida Community College's Marshall Hamilton
-Library is scheduled to open on Sundays from 1:30-5:30 p.m.
:beginning Oct. 7. |
Extended hours will continue throughout spring term,
offering NFCC students and members of the community
Convenience and greater accessibility to library resources.
The Marshall Hall Library's regular operating hours are
vMon.-Thurs. 8 a.m.-9 p.m. and Fri. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
For more information please contact the NFCC Marshall
i.Hamilton Library at 850-973-1624 or email 'Li- ci





Photo Submitted
MCCB presented scholarships to Lindsey Olson and Megan Willard. Pictured left to right are: MCCB Pres-
ent Ed Meggs, left, Lindsey Olson, Megan Willard and NFCC President Morris G. Steen Jr.

Olson And Willard Receive

MCCB Scholarships

Lindsey Olson and Megan Willard of Madison are re-
ipients of the Madison County Community Bank schol-
rship, announced the North Florida Community Col-
'ge Foundation, Inc.
Olson, a Madison resident, will graduate with the first
FCC class of registered nursing students in December.
.er parents are Pamela and Ken Olson.
Willard is seeking an associate in arts degree. She is
resident of Greenville and her parents are Jacqueline
nd Henry Washington. Olson and Willard are graduates
f Madison County High School
The MCCB board of directors established the scholar-
hip fund December 2006 with a gift of $22,500 of which
12,500 is an endowed fund. Edward Meggs, bank presi-

dent, recently gave Olson and Willard a tour of the new
MCCB building on Highway 90 across from the court-
house in Madison.
"A quality education for our young people is an invest-
ment in a successful community," said Meggs, "What bet-
ter way for the bank to reinvest in our community than
through education? These young women are very deserv-
For information about scholarships or other giving
opportunities, contact Gina Rutherford, executive direc-
tor of the NFCC Foundation, telephone: 850-973-9414 or
email foundation@) "Scholarships are eligible for
matching state funds, in effect doubling what is available
to our students," said Rutherford.

Making Learning Fun

(NAPSI) An award-winning developer of educational
books for children has taken on the challenge of teaching
today's youth-and is accomplishing that goal with a revo-
lutionary combination of learning and gaming.
SmartLab Challenge books incorporate kids' penchant
for playing video games with their insatiable quest for
knowledge. Kids can challenge themselves and each other
to hours of brain-building fun in the classroom, at home,
in the car, on vacation-anywhere.
Each SmartLab Challenge title was developed and edit-
ed by education expert Jennifer Jacobson, a Harvard
graduate and the author of 10 books for teachers as well as
many award-winning books for children. Jacobson drew
questions from a pool of subjects such as language arts,
social studies, art and music, science and math, geared to
help kids reach the head of their class.
To learn more about SmartLab products, including a
complete list of awards the company has won, visit
Innovative books with an electronic format help, enter-
tain kids while enriching their minds.

Lump Sum vs. Annuity:
The Choice is Yours
Provided by Brad Bashaw, Edward Jones
Does your employer offer a pension? If so, you'll want
to be familiar with your payout options before it's time to
start taking money out because your choice can have a big
impact on your retirement income.
If you participate in a pension (also known as a
"defined benefit" plan), you'll receive, upon retirement, a
specific amount of money based on your salary history and
years of service. But how you take that money is up to you.
You have two basic options: You can accept the pension
as a series of annuity payments, spread out over your life-
time or a certain number of years, or you can take the
money as a lump sum. (Not all pension plans offer the
lump-sum option, however.)
Which option is better? There's no one "right" answer
for everyone. But at some point before you retire, you
should go over some possible arguments for both choices.
Here are a few to consider:

Choosing a lump sum
Can help you avoid effects of inflation In many
cases, annuity payments are not indexed to inflation.
Consequently, you're getting paid with dollars that are
essentially worth less and less each year, while some costs
- such as health care may be rising at a rate faster than the
Consumer Price Index, a common "yardstick" used to
measure inflation. But if you take your pension, as a lump
sum, you're getting all the money in today's dollars.
Can help you leave more to loved ones Once you and
your spouse die, annuity payments from a pension may
stop. However, if you take a lump sum and then reinvest the
proceeds into other securities, you may have more assets
available to leave to family members.
Can help you control when you pay taxes Your annu-
ity payments will be taxable. Of course, so will your lump
sum, but if you roll it over into an IRA, you'll have more
control over when you take funds and pay income taxes
provided you are over the age of 59 1/2.
Choosing an annuity
Can give you greater flexibility in managing retire-
ment income If you choose to accept your defined benefit
payments as an annuity, you may be able to structure your
payments to match your needs and goals. Your options may
include a "straight-life" annuity that provides a monthly
payment for your lifetime or a "joint and survivor" annuity
that covers your life and that, of your spouse. Or, you may
be able to choose a "level income" option, which provides
you with larger payments before you start receiving Social
Security and smaller payments after. Another option may be
a "period certain" payout; under this arrangement, you
would receive a reduced annuity over your lifetime, but if
you were to die during a specified period, such as ten years,
monthly payments would be made to your beneficiary for
the remainder of the ten-year period.
May give you more money over the course of your
lifetime If you end up living a few decades past your
retirement date, you might end up with more money, in
total, if you accepted an annuity instead of a lump sum.
As you near retirement, consult with your financial advisor
and tax professional to determine which option lump sum
or annuity is right for you. You worked hard for your pen-
sion so make sure it works hard for you.
Brad Bashaw EdwardJones
Investment Representative
114 SW Range Avenue
P.O. Box 631
Madison, FL 32341
Bus 850-973-8334 Fax 877-516-2596
Hm 386-362-6204 Toll Free 866-973-8334 -
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Cowgirls Beat

Lady Bulldogs

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Madison County High School Cow-
girls beat the Suwannee High Lady Bull-
dogs 3-1 in a volleyball match played
Thursday, September 13, in Live Oak.
The Cowgirls dropped the first game by
a score of 25-19, before coming back and
winning the next three game by scores of
25-10, 25-17 and 25-18.
Megan Jackson had 13 kills and 3 aces

in the match.
Ashley Haynes had 20 kills, 1 assist, 2
aces and 1 block in the match.
Alexis Stalnaker had 13 kills and 1 ace.
Caitlin Griffin had 1 kill, 48 assists and
1 ace in the match.
Brittany Davis had 5 kills, 4 aces and 1
Emily Hentges had 10 assists and 4 aces.
Brittany Bezick had 1 kill.
Kayla Sapp had 2 kills.

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Cowboys Beat Nease
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Madison County i
High School Cowboys
pulled out a tough win 15-14 h;*N
over Nease High School t
from Jacksonville in a foot- .^( (fl Ee
ball game played on Friday WawA
September 14. a rV ^101, Bj
The Cowboys trailed 14-0 5o':aitlI
at the half, but the defense 't the u,...H
was strong and the Cow- yj.-. ,;^..^.
boys' offense came to life in
the second half.
Corey Akins scored first for the Cowboys on a 63-yard run.
The point after attempt was good and Madison trailed 14-7.
The Cowboys had tried to put the ball over the goal line in the fourth quarter twice, but
had been stalled by the tough Nease defenders.
Finally, the Cowboys scored with a pass from Chestin Hardin to Jabaris Thornton.
Head Coach Frankie Carroll showed no hesitation in opting to go for the win, instead of
the tie. The Cowboys scored on a two-point conversion, making the score 15-14.
The Cowboys defense held on to win the game, despite a long drive by Nease.
Carroll said that all the players hung tough and the stalwart defense deserved a lot of
credit for the win.
The Cowboys play at home on Friday evening, September 21,5.against the Suwannee
High School Bulldogs. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. Go, Cowboys!


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Madison vs. Suwannee

IT'S EASY! Just pick the winners
of this week's games featured in each ad
and send us your entry!
Each week, the entry with the most
correct picks (and the closest to the game
score in the tie breaker) will win a Beef
and Cheddar Combo Meal from Arby's
and their choice of a $20.00 check from
Greene Publishing, Inc. or 2 tickets to
Wild Adventures Theme Park. The
Second Place winner will receive 4 movie
passes and the Third Place winner will
receive 2 movie passes from Greene
Publishing, Inc.
This Week's Winners

1. Chastity Siplin

2. Pamela Walker

3. Brooke Turner

Prizes can be picked up at
Greene Publishing, Inc.
1695 South SR 53
Madison, Florida 32340

Official Football Mania Rules
One entry per person. All entries must be on an
official entry blank. No photocopies accepted.
Entries must be completely filled out. legible
and dropped off at Greene Publishing, Inc..
1695 South SR 53. Madison, no later than 5 pm .
on Friday or mailed to P.O. Drawer 772,
Madison, Florida 32341: postmarked by Friday.
Judges decisions are final
Winners will be announced each Wednesday in
the Madison County Carrier:
Employees of the newspaper and their family
members are not eligible for the Football Mania
Must be ten (10) years old, or older to play.
In the Georgia vs. Alabama. write down what
you think the final score will be.
This will be used to break a tie if needed.

SOfficial Entry Form
| Address:
S Iity:
I State: ZIP:
Fill in the name of the team you think will win.

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F Financing Programs To Fit Your Needs
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comprehensivee Eye Care
In Madison Since 1978
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Melanie Hill, O.D.
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South Florida vs. N. Carolina


America's Propane Company
P Gas, Appliances, 24 Hour Emergency Service
1606 NE Colin Kelly Highway
SMadison, Florida /
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Penn State vs. Michigan

Before or After
the Game
5top by Arby's For a Delicious
M/^ Beef & Cheddar Combo.

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\ LSU vs. South Carolina

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Wallace Motors
New & Used Tire' Automotive Repairs
1512 E. Base SL.* Madison, FL

Duke vs, Navy

Excavating & Tractor Services Mowing Stump
Removal Land Clearing Ponds
Construction Cleanup Roads Culvert Pipes/
Paul Kinsley Owner/Operator
850-973-6326 0

Clemson vs. NC State


SSee ULs For All Your New & Used Tire Needs
We Keep All Sizes In Stock!
Autonmotie Services Also Available
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Maryland vs, Wake Forest

1525 Baytree Rd. Suite H
Valdosta, GA

Aucilla vs. Robert F, Monroe

Madison County Carrier 13A

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

Serious about losing FAT?
Call Dr. Bartholomew
(850) 673-8338
Chiropractic-Clinical Nutrition

Veteran Handyman
25 years exp. and new to area. Elec-
trical, plumbing, carpentry etc.,
hauling, clean outs, painting.
No Job To Small and Always Fair
Call anytime 850-973-6489
Excavating Work
Land Clearing, Ponds, Stump Re-
moval, Demolition, and Roads. No
Job Too Small. Free Estimates. Call
Paul Kinsley at 850-973-6326

40 private acres in Glenwood
Forest subdivision. Beautiful
homes already built. Fantastic op-
portunity to own property with re-
strictions for all owners & family
members. Call 954-495-3841 or

Madison County 4-H Clubs
Relay for Life Yard Sale
'October 6, 2007
9 a.i. until ?
In front of the Livestock Show
Btii.tling -.Look for Signs
Household ite mis Clothes Toys -
Games Really GoQd Deals!!!
Pleage'S~pport MJdUn, r '4-H Clbs
Yard Siae. Saturday Sept. 22,
from 94 m.-to 2 p.m Household
items exercise equipment pocket
knives 2 bulldog puppies variety
of stuff. 1404 NE Cactus Ave Lee,
Fl. 850-971-2887. CallhFriday after
4 pm for directions

tlree to Good Home
Black Bull Terrier
Female very sweet disposition.
Adult-phone calls only 850-948-

Lawn Mower Repair
New & Used Parts
2089 NE State Road 6
'Madison, FL 32340

*Kitchen Knockdown Cabinets
*Flooring: Hardwood, Laminate,
Parquet, Bamboo
*Granite Counter Tops
*Area Rugs
*Exterior & Interior Doors
*Toilets, Sinks, Towel Bars/Rings
'Vanity Faucets
*Electric Fireplace Inserts
*Tile:- .Porcelain. Ceramic, Granite
*Rolls of Underlay Foam
*Side-by-Side Refrigerator/Freezer
*2 Washing Machines, 2 Dryers
*Dinette Set w/4 Chairs
*Office Chairs, Bar Stools
*Mah. Curio

1978 Trans Am Bandit
Limited Edition
Runs good, needs some work on re-
conditioning. 850-929-2502
We Buy Caravan, Voyager and
Town N Country Vans. 1996 and
UP. Running or Not Running.
Bud Chute 850-843-0127

25 lbs. of
Clean Newspapers
just $2 a bundle

A variety of SMC products; old
inventory in new condition. Also
kittens/cats and a 1990 old silhou-
ette. Call for prices and more infor-
mation. 850-973-2898
Moving Must Sell!!
Kenmore Portable Dishwasher,
Butcher block top, $50. Priced to
sell quickly. 973-3981
Local man has three round-trip
tickets to ANYWHERE SouthWest
Airlines flies. No restrictions, just
make reservations. HURRY! One
expires in Dec, the other two in
*March 2008! Just $300 each, all
three for $750. Will consider trade
for large screen TV. Call Ted 800-

Yearbook Wanted
I would like to purchase a 1963-
64 Madison High School year-
book. Call Bonnie at 973-4592

Very sweet and loving cat
needs a loving home. She has
been a wonderful kitty to us, but
we are moving and need to find
her a good home. Please call us
if you are interested. Adult
phone calls only please. 850-

Hurricane Season lasts 2 more
months. Keep your aquarium ani-
mals alive during power outages.
Buy a battery powered back-up-
pump from ...
Creatures Featired

Bassett mix puppies, tri-color
really cute! Will be medium
size dogs. Would be really
great with kids! 850-948-5482

'E-Z Go Golf Car, Electric
*Yamaha Golf Car, Gas
*Tractors: Ferguson TO-20,
3910 Ford
*7'x16' 2-Axle Enclosed Trailer
*MT 25G '1ar hfti
,CAT V60B 6,000 # Forklift
*Komatsu FG-40Z, 6-Cyl. Nissan
Gas Engine
*JCB 506 Telescopic Forklift
*JCB 215-S 4x4 Backhoe
,Hyster LP Gas Forklift
*6' H/D Scraper Blade
*Craftsman Hand Tools
*Many Other Hand Tools
*Drink Cooler
*7'x16' 2-Axle Equip. Tri. w/Ramp

10% b.p. Terms: Cash, good check, M/C, Visa, Discover Auction Day.
Inspa*n: day of auction 8:30 a.m. until sale time. Call for more information or
visit A on the web. Merchandise to be sold in small and/or large quantities.

Donald Patten, CAI, Auctioneer, Real Estate Broker
GAL # 1294 REL #107251 FAL # AU730/AB440
P. 0. Box 98 Lakeland, GA 31635
Office : (229) 482-2116 1-800-822-0653

Chocolate Lab puppies
Dad is AKC registered. Both mom
and dad on site. Shots, wormed &
ready to go home Sept 25th, $100
each. 4 males and 3 females. Pick
yours now. 850-843-0259

Luxury Apartments- overlooking
the Courthouse Circle in downtown
Monticello, 3BR/2BA, $1050.
Monthly, Contact Katrina Walton at

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Ck<.adison O partments

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

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

Large Mobile Home near Cherry
Lake $550.00 per/Mo, deposit,
no pets References. 850-973-
2353 AM only.

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

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

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

3 BR/2 BA Doublewide
Factory Direct
Prestige Home Center

With as little as
$500 Down
Prestige Home Center
Lake City, Florida

Wanted house with acerage
East Florida couple looking to relo-
cate. Looking for 3 bedroom, 2 bath
small to medium size home
w/acerage, owners only please
email details to:

Single Wide Mobile Home
1994 Destiny 14 x 70 SWMH
2 bd/2 bth, brand new LG, front
loading washer & dryer, gas stove,
dish washer, refridgerater and cen-
tral heat and air. Some remodeling
done. Asking $11,000. 850-869-
9022 or 850-869-9021
3 BR/2 BA Doublewide
Factory Direct
Prestige Home Center

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

LPN or RN Needed
7A 7P
With Benefits
Suwannee Health Care Center
1620 E. Helvenston St.
Live Oak, FL 32064
Contact Angela Akins or Amelia
Tompkins at 386-362-7860
FMB Greenville is seeking
CSR/Asst. Mgr. Banking experi-
ence required. Qualified appli-
cants go to: for
Fax to: HR at (850) 997-2315 by
Tues. Sept. 25 EEO/AA/D/V

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

Asst. Managers
Customer Sales Associates
Convenience store-seeking highly
motivated, energetic employees
with retail exp. for the Madison &
Greenville areas. Full time posi-
tions available. Offering a competi-
tive salary, weekly pay, paid vaca-
tions and holidays, Bonus and 401
K plan. Call Bertie District Su-
pervisor at 352-494-7550 to
arrange for interview

Live Oak Gas is seeking candi-
dates for the position of service
technician. Sucessful candidates
must; have a clean driving record,
be customer and service oriented,
dedicated to a safe work environ-
ment, loyal, dependable, have a
class B CDL license with a hazmat
endorsement, experience in the L.P.
gas industry is preferred but not re-
quired. Apply in person at Live Oak
Gas 1675 SR 14 South, Madison.
Caregiver Needed.
Around the clock personal assis-
tance needed for older female.
Must be able to help with daily ac-
tivities such as cooking, cleaning,
shopping and doctor's appoint-
ments. Several shifts available. Ref-
erences and background checks a
must. Contact Kim Gordon anytime
at (850)673-7761 or (850)973-4408
after 5:00 p.m.

PblisEhing nc .
General News/School Reporter
needed. Must be a team player,
able to handle multiple tasks, and
be able to cover a variety of stories.
Experience in writing/reporting
preferred, computer experience re-
quired. Must have an excellent
knowledge of English grammar and
its proper usage. Apply in person
only at the Madison County Carri-
er newspaper office, located at
1695 South SR 53.
Experienced Mechanic
Good Pay Health Benefits
401K- Uniforms
Call Wayne or Keith 973-2245

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Short Weeks with CRST's Com-
pany Sponsored Training.
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The Jefferson County Road De-
partment is accepting applications
for a full time Tire re-
pair/Equipment PM Specialist.
Candidate must have a high school
education or equivalent, possess a
CDL-B or better, 2 5 years expe-
rience in the fields of mechanics,
heavy equipment tire repair, or
equipment preventative mainte-
nance. Duties will include greasing
equipment, fueling, field tire repair,
assisting mechanics when needed.
Candidates must submit a county
application, resume, references, and
a copy of their current driving
record from DMV. Salary range is
$9.79 to $14.68. Deadline for ap-
plications is Sept. 28, 2007. Call
850-997-2036 for further informa-

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Start Today. Earn 50%
on your very first order.
Start-Up Kit Only $10.
Call ISR Dorothy

Registered Nurse (RN)- Manage-
ment position, desk job, excellent
salary and training program. Call.
850-948-4601 ask for Doug Cruce
or Dottie Lestein for appointment.
Recovery Specialist I
(#2037) ADULT
A Bachelor's degree from an ac-
credited university or college with a
major in counseling, social work,
psychology, criminal justice, nurs-
ing, rehabilitation, special educa-
tion, health education, or a related
human services field (a related hu-
man services field is one in which
major course work includes the
study of human behavior and devel-
opment) and have a minimum of
one year of full time or equivalent
experience working with adults ex-
periencing serious mental illness or
a bachelor's degree from an accred-
ited university or college and three
years full time or equivalent experi-
ence working with adults experi-
encing serious mental illness.
Recovery Specialist I
A Bachelor's degree from an ac-
credited university or college with a
major in counseling, social work,
psychology, criminal justice, nurs-
ing, rehabilitation, special educa-
tion, health education, or a related
human services field (a related hu-
man services field is one in which
major course work includes the
study of human behavior and devel-
opment) and have a minimum of
one year of full time or equivalent
experience working with children
experiencing serious mental illness
or a bachelor's degree from an ac-
credited. university or college and
three years full time or equivalent
experience working with adults ex-
periencing serious mental illness.
Recovery Specialist I
A Bachelor's degree from an ac-
credited university or college with a
major in counseling, social work,
psychology, criminal justice, nurs-
ing, rehabilitation, special educa-
tion, health education, or a related
,human services field (a related hu-
man services field is one in which
major course work includes the
study of human behavior and devel-
opment) and have a minimum of
one year of full time or equivalent
experience working with children
experiencing serious mental illness
or a bachelor's degree from an ac-
credited university or college and
three years full time or equivalent
experience working with adults ex-
periencing serious mental illness.
Recovery Specialist I
A Bachelor's degree from an ac-
credited university or college with a
major in counseling, social work,
psychology, criminal justice, nurs-
ing, rehabilitation, special educa-
tion, health education, or a related
human services field (a related hu-
man services field is one in which
major course work includes the
study of human behavior and devel-
opment) and have a minimum of
one year of full time or equivalent
experience working with children
experiencing serious mental illness
or a bachelor's degree from an ac-
credited university or college and
three years full time or equivalent
experience working with adults ex-
periencing serious mental illness.
For more information of avail-
able positions:
Human Resources
2634-J Capital Circle N.E.,
Tallahassee, FL.
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background check
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well as future position openings.
Experience is preferred but we will
train the right individuals. Working
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that is outgoing and capable of
working easily under stress and
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Recovery Specialist I
(#1830) CHILD
A Bachelor's degree from an ac-
credited university or college with a
major in counseling, social work,
psychology, criminal justice, nurs-
ing, rehabilitation, special educa-
tion, health education, or a related
human services field (a related hu-
man services field is one in which
major course work includes the
study of human behavior and devel-
opment) and have a minimum of
one year of full time or equivalent
experience working with children
experiencing serious mental illness
or a bachelor's degree, from an ac-
credited university or college and
three years full time or equivalent
experience working with adults ex-
periencing serious mental illness.
Recovery Specialist I
(#1981) CHILD
A Bachelor's degree from an ac-
credited university or college with a
major in counseling, social work,
psychology, criminal justice, nurs-
ing, rehabilitation, special educa-
tion, health education, or a related
human services field (a related hu-
man services field is one in which
major course work includes the
study of human behavior and devel-
opment) and have a minimum of
one year of full time or equivalent
experience working with children
experiencing serious mental illness
or a bachelor's degree from an ac-
credited university or college and
three years full time or equivalent
experience working with adults ex-
periencing serious mental illness.
Recovery Specialist H (#1182)
Masters degree from an accredited
university or college with a major
in the field of counseling, social
work, psychology, or a related hu-
man services field and two years of
professional experience in provid-
ing services to persons with behav-
ioral illness. Substance: abuse
knowledge preferred. Some local,;
travel required. LICENSE PRE-
Recovery Specialist II
Masters degree from an accredited
university or college with a major
in the field of counseling, social-
work, psychology, or a related hu-
man services field and two. years of
professional experience in provid-
ing services to persons with behav-
ioral illness. Substance abuse
knowledge preferred. Some local
travel required. LICENSE PRE-
Recovery Team Leader (#2310)
Masters degree from,an accredited
university or college with a major in
the field of counseling, social work,
psychology, nursing, rehabilitation,
special education, health education,
or a related human services field
with three (3) years of full time or
equivalent related professional ex-
perience one of which was in a su-
pervisory/administrative capacity;
or a Bachelor's degree from an ac-
credited university or college with a
major in the field of
counseling, social work, psycholo-
gy, nursing, rehabilitation, special
education, health education, or a re-
lated human services field and five
years of full time or equivalent re-
lated' professional experience, one
of which was in a superviso-
ry/administrative capacity.. Must
possess current,
valid driver's license.
Recovery Team Leader (#1363)
Masters degree from an accredited
university or college with a major in
the field of counseling, social work,
psychology, nursing, rehabilitation,
special education, health education,
or a related human services field
with three (3) years of full time or
equivalent related professional ex-
perience one of which was in a su-
pervisory/administrative capacity;
or a Bachelor's degree from an ac-
credited university or college with a
major in the field of
counseling, social .work, psycholo-
gy, nursing, rehabilitation, special
education, health education, or a re-
lated human services field and five
years of full time or equivalent re-
lated professional experience, one
of which was in a superviso-
ry/administrative capacity. Must
possess current, valid driver's li-
For more information of available
Human Resources
2634-J Capital Circle N.E., Talla-
hassee, FL.
Pre-Hire Drug Screen & FDLE
background check
An Equal Opportuni-
ty/Affirmative Action Employer
Drug Free Workplace
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Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following ap-
plication for permit was received on September 13, 2007:
Loper Pond Estates, Phase 2, Patricia Coleburn, PB&J of Madison,
LLC, 126 SW Sumatra Avenue, Suite D, Madison, FL 32340, has sub-
mitted an application for an Environmental Resource Permit Number
06-0101M; for a total project area of 136.54 acres.
The project is located in Township 1 North, Range 9 East, Sections 8 and
17, in Madison County.
Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request for
a staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the.application by writing
to the Suwannee River Water Management District, Attn: Resource Management, 9225
C.R. 49, Live Oak, Florida 32060. Such comments or requests must be received by 5:00
PM within 21 days from the date of publication.

No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the
staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings. Sub-
stantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing, pursuant
to Title 28, Florida Administrative Code, regarding the proposed agency action by sub-
mitting a written request after reviewing the staff report.




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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that PATRICK BRINSON, the holder of the following
certificate has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The certificate
number and year of issuance, the description of property, and name in which it is as-
sessed is as follows:
DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY Parcel #00-00-00-4711-001-000
All of said property being in the County of Madison, State of Florida. Unless such cer-
tificate shall be redeemed according'to the law, the property described in such certifi-
cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the WEST FRONT DOOR at the Madison
County Courthouse on the 9th day of OCTOBER, at 11:00 am.
Dated this 28th day of AUGUST, 2007
Deputy Clerk
9/5, 9/12, 9/19, 9/26


CASE NO 2007-345-CA

SFlorida Corporation

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Default Judgment in Foreclosure dat-
ed September 4, 2007, in case 2007-345-CA in the Circuit Court for the Third Judicial
Circuit in and for Madison County, Florida, I will sell to the highest and best bidder,
for cash, at the Madison County Courthouse, in Madison, Madison County Florida at
11:00, AM, on October 4, 2007 the following described property:
14637 W US 90, a. parcel located in Section 20, Township 1 North, Range 7 East de-
scribed in Official Record Book 188, page 332 of the public records of Madison Coun-
ty. More particularly described as follows:
Begin at the center of said section 20 and run North 89 degrees 01 minutes 25 seconds
West along the south line of the SE 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of said section 42.50 feet; thence
North 01 degrees 57 minutes 00 seconds East 203.36 feet to the south right-of-way line
of U. S. Highway 90, fifty feet from the center thereof; thence North 87 degrees 53 min-
utes 30 seconds East along said right-of-way line 198.75 feet to an iron pipe; thence
South 00 degrees 21 minutes 13 seconds East along Kinsey (O.R. Book 226 page 135).
211.30 feet; thence North 90 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds West'164.34 feet to the
.POINT OF BEGINNING; containing 0.97 acre, more or less, being in the SE 1/4 of the
NW 1/4 and the SW 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of said section 20.

DATED the 5th day of September 2007
Clerk, Circuit Court

By: Ramona Dickinson
Deputy Clerk

Dates published 9/12/07 and 9/19/07

9/12, 9/19



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DOCKET NO. 07-2-NOI-4004-(A)-(I)

The Department gives notice of its intent to find the Amendments) to the
Comprehensive Plan for the City of Madison, adopted by Ordinance No. 2006-6 on
April 10, 2007, IN COMPLIANCE, pursuant to Sections 163.3184, 163.3187 and
163.3189, F.S.
The adopted City of Madison Comprehensive Plan Amendment(s) and the
"Department's Objections, Recommendations and Comments Report (if any) are avail-
able for public inspection Monday through Friday, except for legal holidays, during
1 normal business hours, at the City of Madison, City Hall, 109 West Rutledge Street,
Madison, Florida 32340.
Any affected person, as defined in Section 163.3184, ES., has a right to pe-
tition for an administrative hearing to challenge the proposed agency determination
'that the Amendments) to the City of Madison Comprehensive Plan are in Compliance,
as defined in Subsection 163.3184(1), F.S. The petition must be filed within twenty-one
(21) days after publication of this notice, and must include all of the Information and
contents described in Uniform Rule 28-106.201, F.A.C. The petition must be filed with
the Agency Clerk, Department of Community Affairs, 2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard,
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2100, and a copy mailed or delivered to the local govern-
ment. Failure to timely file a petition shall constitute a waiver of any right to request
an administrative proceeding as a petitioner under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. If
a petition is filed, the purpose of the administrative hearing will be to present evidence
and testimony and forward a recommended order to the Department If no petition is
filed, this Notice of Intent shall become final agency action.
If a petition is filed, other affected persons may petition for leave to inter-
vene in the proceeding. A petition for intervention must be filed at least twenty (20)
days before the final hearing and must include all of the information and contents de-
scribed in Uniform Rule 28-106.205, EA.C. A petition for leave to intervene shall be
filed at the Division of Administrative Hearings, Department of Management Services,
1230 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3060. Failure to petition to inter-
vene within the allowed time frame constitutes a waiver of any right such a person has
to request a hearing under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S., or to participate in the ad-
ministrative hearing.
After an administrative hearing petition is timely filed, mediation is avail-
able pursuant to Subsection 163.3189(3)(a), ES., to any affected person who is made a
party to the proceeding by filing that request with the administrative law judge as-
signed by the Division of Administrative Hearings. The choice of mediation shall not af-
fect a party's right to an administrative hearing.

-s- Mike McDaniel, Chief
Office of Comprehensive Planning
Department of Community Affairs
2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2100

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September 20, 2007, at
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To be held:
SEPTEMBER 22, 2007
at 9:00 am.
Open House:
11:00 pni to 3:00 p.
12534 Roberts Street
White Springs, FL

DESCRIPTION: It is, the right moment
to invest in this one of a kind property.
6 units on 2.19 acres in charming White
Springs, Hamilton County. Many
businesses can be made with this
Commercial neighborhood zoning.
Commercial Outlets' Bed & Breakfast
Barber Shop* Beauty Shop
,1'Laund'or Dry Cleaner' Art Gallery
.B6ftiquesl Gift Shops
nA,[7Store' Craft Shop

DIRECTIONS: 1.75 North to Exit 439, head East to White Springs
on 136, turn on US 41, turn just before end of City Limits.

To be held: SEPTEMBER 22,2007 at 9:00 a.m.
Open House: SEPTEMBER 19, 2007 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
1-l t"'7' '. 0810 -P9k'T

DESCRIPTION: 1 acre of land mol in
White Springs, Hamilton County, FL.
Zoned for Commercial neighborhood.

To be hel
Open House: Sl

DIRECTIONS: From Live Oak,
take CR 136, cross bridge, go
straight to Suwannee Avenue
and turn right onto CR 135, '
cross railroad tracks and it's
on right. ..

To be held: SEPTEMBER
Open House: S

DESCRIPTION: 4 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath
on .48 acres (not an acre), hard pine
and yellow pine wood floors, carpet
in kids bedroom, vinyl in kitchen,
carport, garden in back yard. GREAT

Id: SEPTEMBER 22,2007 at 10:00 a.m.
EPTEMBER 20, 2007 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
11888 3rd Street,

DESCRIPTION: Historic 1893 two story
home. 4 bedroom, 2 bath with 6 fire-
places on 1.4 acres. On the National
Historic Register. Original pine and
pecan flooring, one mile from
Suwannee River, great for a Bed
and Breakfast.

22, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. @ 11888 3rd Street White Springs, FL
SEPTEMBER 21, 2007 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
598 S.W. Horry Avenue
f. "Madison, FL
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icone II caulk can make a
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comfortable because the
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Seal windows and
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Air leaking through gaps
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much airflow as an open
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keep warm air inside the
home. Because silicone
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there is minimal shrinking
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cent. That shrinkage may
leave cracks and gaps, al-
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Wrap the water heater
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Water heating is the third
largest energy expense in
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carefully check their anu-
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Turn down the water
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Many manufacturers set
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Homeowners can save be-
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Install low-flow show-
High efficiency shower-
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Install an electronic
According to experts,
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Use compact fluores-
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At $0.10/kwh, replacing a
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with a 13-watt CFL will save
a consumer approximately
$38 in energy savings over
the life of the product.
For additional energy
savings and how-to tips, and
for information on home
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