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Publisher: Tommy Greene
Place of Publication: Madison Fla
Publication Date: November 14, 2007
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THE SPIRIT OF MADISON COUNTY




High Speed Chase Ends In Wreck


Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo, November 11, 2007
Deputy Jason Whitfield, left, works at the wreck scene where Robert Woods, right, was arrest-
ed. Paramedic Beth Hooker, center, had been on hand to assist Woods.


By Jessica Higginbotham
Greene Publishing, Inc.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol,
on November 11, a sheriff's deputy and a sus-
pect were involved in a traffic crash on South'
53.
A 1995 Jeep, driven by Robert Woods was ac-
tively fleeing from Deputy Mel Renz in his
marked patrol car. Woods was traveling at a
high rate of speed and attempted to make a left
turn onto Rogers Sink Road, into the path of
Renz's patrol car.
The bumper of Woods' Jeep collided with


Renz's right front bumper, causing the Jeep to
rotate counter clockwise and travel onto the
south shoulder of SE Rogers Sink Road. The
right side of the vehicle then made contact with
a barbed wire fence, causing it to overturn.
Woods' Jeep :made one complete roll before
it came to final rest facing north on the south
shoulder of SE Rogers Sink Road. Renz's
Crown Victoria patrol car came to a final rest
on SE Rogers Sink Road facing southeast.
Woods was charged with driving under the
influence, driving with a suspended license,
and reckless driving.


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In Shutout
Page 17A
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Tax Bills Are


In


The Mail


For months, Madison County property owners have heard
plenty of debate about property taxes and tax reform. Now, tax
reality has arrived.
A total of 16,090 tax bills were mailed last week: 15,176 for
property tax and 914 for tangible personal property, mailed by the
Madison Tax Collector, Frances Ginn.
Additional informative information is provided on the back
of your tax bill. Please take the time to look over this informa-
tion before responding or paying your tax bill.
The tax collector is bracing for the inevitable rush of calls
and she anticipates that among the most common will be ques-
tions about property values. What should people know? 'The
Number one thing is that this office has nothing to do with prop-
erty values,' she said. That falls under the office of county Prop-
erty Appraiser Leigh Barfield.
She, too, is waiting for the expected onslaught of calls, espe-
cially from those people who did not read their Truth in Millage,
or TRIM, notice mailed out in August. That notice states the tax-
able value of their property Owners who questioned their prop-
erty value could challenge the figures, but the appeals period is
now over for the current tax bill. This year, Barfield's office had
24 petitions to reconsider values, up from last year's 17. Far fewer
actually went to the Value Adjustment Board, which hears argu-
ments from both sides. Many were withdrawn after Barfield or
her staff explained the numbers to the property owner. 'The big
thing is that a lot of people do not realize that property is as-
sessed for what occurred in the market in 2006,' she said. The
property appraiser's date of assessment is January 1, 2007. The
tax roll reflects values from last year, not current conditions,
thus property owners questioned why their assessments were not
falling along with their property values this year.
The tax bills will include a non-ad valorem assessment which
you did not see on the Truth in Millage, or TRIM, notice mailed
out in August. This is set by your county commission. If you feel
Please see TAX BILLS, Page 4A


Cherry Lake Fire

And Rescue

Holding Boston

Butt Fundraiser
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Cherry Lake Fire and Res-
cue will hold a Thanksgiving
Boston butt fundraiser on Sat-
urday, November 17.
The sale will be held at the
Cherry Lake Fire Station from
10 a.m. until 3 p.m. that day.
The price for smoked
Boston butts will be $25.
To place your order, please
call the fire station at 939-2354
and leave a message with the
your name, contact phone
number and the number of
smoked butts desired or con-
tact any Cherry Lake Fire and
Rescue member and give them
the details.

Cowboys Play
Marianna To Move
On In Semifinals
By Jessica Higginbotham
Greene Publishing, Inc.
On Friday, November 16,
the MCHS Cowboys will face
the Marianna Bulldogs in the
first playoff of Division 2A.
The Cowboys worked hard to
seal their district champi-
onship, and are now defending
their chance at the state title.
The Bulldogs offensive
Please see COWBOYS,
Page 4A


2 Sections, 32 Pages
Around Madison County.....7-9A
Bridal........................A..... 0A
Church............................. Section C
Classifieds/Legals..............18-19A
Health............................ 12-13A
Money & Finance.................14A
Sports...... .................... 16-17A
Viwpoints........................2-3A


0 Brother, Can You Spare A Job?
The Status of Madison Families
Part 3 Jobs & Education
Regional Poverty Rate
Chltdren Under 18 Years of Age


Photo from Healthy Families PowerPoint
Poverty in Madison County is severe and has a profound effect on social and health issues.


By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Fifty percent of Madison
County either works in govern-
ment (30.1%), or in education
and health services (19.2%).
Though overly simplified, it ap-
parently takes half of us, to
take care of, and teach, the oth-
er half of us. On average, this
is double the state numbers,
and although there are several


variables at work, it's mostly a
basic reflection of the job mar-
ket. In other words, as long as
these "public service" positions
are available with pay rates and
benefits well above county aver-
age, why would anyone seek
something else, at least until
pay, benefits and job security
are better?
Overall, the per capital in-
come for Madison County is


$19,000, compared to $34,000 for
the state. Again, a number of
variables are at work. But as
leaders will look behind ques-
tions like, "How employable is
the Madison labor pool," and
"Where are the college gradu-
ates going?" another more fun-
damental feature should be
considered.
This "feature" of existing
Please see JOBS, Page 4A


Madison County

Ministerial

Association To

Host Annual

Community

Thanksgiving

Service
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Madison County Min-
isterial Association will host
its annual community Thanks-
giving service on Sunday, No-
vember 18, at 6 p.m. at the First
Baptist Church in Madison.
Rev. Robert Agner is the
president of the Ministerial
Association.
"We pray that you will
come out and join us for a spir-
it-filled worship service to give
God thanks and praise for an-
other Thanksgiving," Agner
said.
Rev. Phil Heard is the inter-
im pastor of the First Baptist
Church, which is located on
West Base Street in Madison.



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VIEWPOINTS & OPINIONS


Wandering
With The Publisher
Mary Elen Greene
Columnist


This past weekend was special as we had just about
all of our extended family in Madison together.
Of course, William and his family live here, and
Emerald and her family live here, but Harvey and his
family live in Largo now, where he is in school to be-
come a Physician's Assistant.
It was Homecoming at Aucilla Christian Academy,
and the family had all come up to see grandson, Hunter
play ball. We were proud he was part of the Homecom-
ing Court, and was listed in the Tallahassee Democrat
as one of the top players for the week in the Big Bend.
Doing things with you family are always special.
Last month, in our American Profile dated October
21 27, there was a special feature on The Smithsonian
Institute in Washington, D.C. Reading it brought back
many happy memories of the year of 1976 when our
family went to Washington, D. C. for a Florida Press As-
sociation meeting and visited the Smithsonian while
there.
The Husband, at the time, was the state representa-
tive to the National Newspaper Association from the
Florida Press Association, and we went to Washington
to attend press meetings. While there, we met President
and Mrs. Gerald Ford, Sen. John Warner, Henry
Kissinger, Erma Brombeck, and many other people' also
at the press meeting.
What a wonderful family visit we had to our na-
tion's capital. And, one of our favorite place we saw
wasthe Smithsonian.
All other museums seem pale in comparison to the
Smithsonian. The museum was a generous gift from
scientist James Smithson, tho'laid the foundation for
the Smithsonian-Institution.
According to the article in the American Profile, no
one knows why Smithson did it, but in 1826, when he
wrote his will, he bequeathed his estate to a nephew
with odd clause that should the nephew die without
heirs, the estate was to be donated "to the United States
of America, to found at Washington, under the name of
Smithsonian Institution, an establishment for the in-
crease and diffusion of knowledge among men."
While there, we saw many of the artifacts listed in
the American Profile.
We saw the American flag that inspired "The Star
Spangled Banner." We saw the Aircraft and spacecraft
tat-flled a massive room, and we saw Judy Garland's
ruby red slippers from The Wizard of Oz. We saw tie
display of the many chairs that many of America's
great heros satin ---- like Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, Gen.
Robert E. Lee and others.
I think the children enjoyed the display of the di-
nosaur skeletons the most. The room was massive, and
most impressive.
If you, or your family ever have the chance, do take
a trip to Washington to see The Smithsonian. You won't
regret it, and your won't ever forget it.
For now, just enjoy reading about it in the American
Profile in our newspaper just three weeks ago in the En-
terprise-Recorder. The article was most interesting,
and something you will be proud to be a part of.
SDo continue to read the American Profile each Fri-
day. The Editors and writers go all over the United
States gathering their stories and pictures. If readers
will remember, they even did a story on our family two
years ago when they had heard about our love of
"green." They sent reporters and photographers down
to cover the "The Greenes" for a special St. Patrick's
Day article, and we were thrilled that they found a "sto-
ry" in us. The writers and photographers loved Madi-
son County, and realized how much it means, and has
meant to our family
"Nuff said....Bye for now... See 'ya.


Question


"Have you
ever
permanently
borrowed
any of your
employer's
office
supplies?"


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


To The Idiotic, Absurd,

Disgraceful Human Being...
That has busted my mailbox down there three times, ei-
ther with a bat or board, it is a foolish thing to do. The
mailbox I am referring to has 209 SW Goldengate Trail on
it. I don't know your reason for doing this and I will not try
to figure out your child like mentality...just to let you
know how close you came from being caught on Monday
the 5th around 6:00 p.m. I heard the loud smash and I
jumped into my car and drove down to the end of the lane
and was not able to tell if you were the vehicle going north
or south on hwy 53 south. I promise the next time you do
that, you will be caught! I have made sure to have my dri-
veway and mailbox watched 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
I am a good person and do not bother anyone and it's peo-
ple like you that make good people like me ticked off. When
I catch you, I will send you the bill for the 3 mailboxes, lum-
ber and concrete I have had to buy Please don't forget that
you are destroying government property
Looking forward to meeting you,


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Respect To The

Flag And To Our Country


The National Anthem is something that I have al-
ways held dear to my heart. Maybe it's because my fa-
ther served in the Army, or my oldest brother, Harvey,
served in the Navy, serving a tour during the Gulf War,
and is now in the National Guard and served in Oman
during the Iraq war, and my brother-in-law, Travis, is
currently serving in the Army and has served two tours
in Iraq already.
Or maybe it's held dear to my heart just because I
was taught respect.
I stand atfootball games now a days and am amazed
at how many people have not been taught (or feel) this
respect. I really lean towards the fact that they were
probably never taught the respect, because I feel that it
is our duty to teach our children, as they grow.
We teach our children to say "Yes Maam" and to say
"Thank you" and "You're welcome" but how is it that
they aren't taught respect during the Pledge of Alle-
glance and the National Anthem. ...
During the last two weeks of :football games I really
took notice of others around me. During one game,
while already sitting in the bleachers, we stood for the
National Anthem. During the entire song two children
(around ages 5-7) ran up and down the bleachers laugh-
ing and chasing each other. At what age should the par-
ents grab those children, make them stand still, place
their hand over their heart and sing (or listen until they
learn the song)? At ages 5-7 those same children are al-
ready in school. They know how to sit still during
school so the excuse of not being able to stand still
won't work.
Last week I saw so many folks standing (some still
talking) with their hats on. At what point did their par-
ents not teach them to take their hat off. I thought about
how times have changed and styles have changed (hair,
clothes, "hip" words) but the respect shown to our flag,
our country, and our servicemen, should NEVER
change. It is purely disrespect.
I looked up on the Internet and found the UNITED
STATES CODE TITLE 36 CHAPTER 10 PATRIOTIC
CUSTOMS

171. Conduct during playing
During rendition of the national anthem when the
flag is displayed, all present except those in uniform
should stand at attention facing the flag with the right
hand over the heart. Men not in uniform should remove
their headdress with their right hand and hold it at the
left shoulder, the hand being over the heart. Persons in
uniform should render the military salute at the first note
of the anthem and retain this position until the last note.
When the flag is not displayed, those present should face
toward the music and act in the same manner they would
if the flag were displayed there.

172. Pledge of allegiance to the flag; manner of
delivery
The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, 'I pledge alle-
giance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to
the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God,
indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.', should be ren-
dered by standing at attention facing the flag with the
right hand over the heart. When not in uniform men
should remove their headdress with their right hand and
hold it at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart.
Persons in uniform should remain silent, face the flag,
and render the military salute.
Every time I sing the National Anthem I can't help
but think of what it must be like to be living in the mid-
dle of a desert, somewhere in Iraq, With no family And
then I think to myself, "What does this song mean to
them?" "What goes through their mind as they stand at
attention and salute OUR flag while standing in the mid-
dle of a desert?" A lump comes to my throat every time.
So I end this column, this week, with just a plea to teach
your children how to show respect to our country's flag.
If they don't learn it from you/us then where will they
learn it?
Until then..... I'll see you around the town.


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VIEWPOINTS & OPINIONS


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Daddy's Doing Better
My father is at home and is doing much better He is re-
ceiving therapy at home from Isaac Newman. We're looking
to him being up and about really soon. He has graduated from
wheelchair to walker.
My condolences go out to the family of Henry Thompson
in his recent death.
We want to wish the best to Thelma Thompson. Thelma
had to step down recently from the Lee Town Council be-
cause of health issues.
Happy birthday wishes are extended to Stuart Fenneman
and Tresca Ward, November 17; Hannah Rose Kervin, No-
vember 18; Ray Anderson, November 20; and Tim Cline, No-
vember 21.
Trent and Suzanne Lasseter will be honored on their 25th
anniversary with a reception at Lee Worship Center on Sat-
urday November 17, at 5 p.m. Trent and Suzanne's actual
wedding anniversary is November 26. I want to wish them
many more years of wedded bliss.
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!





Todd Peacock vs. State Farm Mutual Auto Insur-
ance-contracts
Chase Bank USA vs. Josephine Schrieber-contracts
SSatwanna D. Washington and DOR vs. Dontay C.
McQuay-other domestic
Amber L. Jerrells and DOR vs. Jason M. Jackson-
support
Alanna L. Anderson and DOR vs. Jason A. Jen-
nings-support
Bayonta Poole and DOR vs. Jermaine Monlyn-sup-
port
Amanda Hurst vs. Peter DeSouza, M.D.-other negli-
gence


Tips'To Teach Young

Children Safe Online Habits
(NAPSI) An eye-
opening survey on
young children and the
Internet suggests that r
parents might want to
give their kids a talk
about "bits and bytes" be-
fore they talk about the
"birds and bees." The
survey, conducted by
Harris Interactive and
commissioned by the
computer experts from 1-
800-905-GEEK, revealed A recent survey shows
that children are being that children are being intro-
introduced to the Inter- duced to the Internet at very
net at young ages. Specif- young ages.
ically, 20 percent of online adults with children under 18
in the household report that at least one child in their
home was introduced to the Web at age 3 or younger. An
even higher proportionof these adults-41 percent-are al-
lowing children online at 6 or younger.

Giving "The Talk"
With the goal of helping parents to educate young
children about safe online habits, 1-800-905-GEEK en-
courages adults to give a "bits and bytes" talk to all
young ones venturing online. Here are some suggested
guidelines that parents should follow when talking with
their children about proper Internet usage:
1. Keep it Private-Make sure your children know
how important it is to remain anonymous on the Inter-
net. They should never give out personal or private in-
formation of any kind. Encourage them to tell you about
anyone on the Internet who asks them to reveal person-
al information.
2. Don't Connect in the Real World-Remind your
kids how dangerous it is to have a real-life, face-to-face
meeting with someone from the Internet.
3. Play by the Rules-Consider creating household
rules governing when your children can use the Inter-
net and what they are allowed to do online.
4. Keep it Real-Remind your kids that not everything
they read online is true. Many Web sites contain gossip,
rumors, misleading information or outright lies.
5. If it Seems Too Good To Be True-Let your children
know that advertisements appearing too good to be true-
such as those offering free products-are usually a trick
of some kind.

Controlling Online Content
Even the most intelligent, well-informed children
can still succumb to the temptations of the Internet. To
best protect them, 1-800-905-GEEK suggests that parents
remove computers from their children's bedrooms (or
any place where the Internet can be accessed in private),
keep an eye on the Web sites their kids visit, and don't be
afraid to read their e-mail. To learn more about child
Web safety, download the free "Parents Guide to Internet
Safety" found at www. 1800905GEEK.com/press.


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(Editorial Note:
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thoughts.)

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National

Security
Joe Boyles
Guest Columnist


for $10, an explorer for $15, and a politi-
cian for $100. The patron calls the wait-
er over and asks why politicians cost so
much. "Have you ever tried to clean
one?"
You've probably heard me saybefore
that the war against Islamic terrorists is
all about intelligence ... because they
can strike at more times and in more
places than we can feasibly defend. Let
me be more specific. The two principle
types of intelligence that have the high-
est payoff are our ability to intercept
their communications and track their fi-
nances (follow the money). In the midst
of partisan political "food fights," let's
not lose sight of this.
Someday, I think I'll climb a moun-
tain in Tibet, grow my beard, and wear a
white robe. When climbers find me and
ask the meaning of life, I will reply: "Life
is about learning and teaching. When
you have learned all the knowledge there
is and taught what you know to the next
generation, life will be complete."
You know that I'm on a vendetta
against "earmark" appropriations. Let
me explain the most common earmark
scam used by our "distinguished" mem-
bers of Congress. Various business enti-
ties donate to the local congressman's re-
election fund. The congressman re-
wards them with a generous earmark
from the Treasury Of course, the con-
gressman can use those reelection funds
for any purpose he deems appropriate.
Money-laundering is supposedly against
the law ... unless you're the one who
writes the laws.
You make the decision: when our in-
telligence agents detect a terrorist phone
call through a US phone switch, do we
want to authorize our agents to intercept
the call or require them to spend ten
hours getting a FISA warrant? Let's see,
what is the possibility that the bad guys
will hang on the phone for ten hours
while we get our act together?
Senators and Congressmen who
would deny the parents of middle class
and poor children the opportunity to
send their children to private schools are
four times more likely to make that
choice ... because they can. Sounds a lit-
tle hypocritical, doesn't it?


In the
most recent
strike, General
,Motors agreed
to offload seven-
ty cents on the
dollar of their
health care trust
fund to the Unit-
ed Autoworkers,
Sa tidy sum of $35
billion. If I were
an UAW member, I'd keep on close eye on
that money; it is amazing how many
times union pension funds have come up
missing.
Concerning media arm chair critics,
General Robert E., Lee had this to. say:
"We made a great mistake in the begin-
ning of our struggle, anid fear, in spite
of all we can do, it will prove to be a fatal
mistake. We appointed all of our worst
generals to command the armies, and all
of our best generals to edit the newspa-
pers." Some things never change.
Have you ever stopped to think that
health care is often a function of the way
we live our lives? It is reasonable to as-
sume that if I'm overweight, use alcohol
and drugs, smoke, or live a high risk life
style, that I'll have more health problems
and inevitably, require more health ser-
vices. Now, why should someone else
have to pay for the health care of anoth-
er person who voluntarily places them-
selves at risk?
An argument for Demdcrats to raise
taxes is that the government needs the
cash to "pay the bills." That's a seduc-
tive argument, but what I fear will hap-
pen is that raising taxes will be an ex-
cuse to "run up the tab."
Pardon me for boasting, but ten
years following my retirement from the
Air Force and move to Madison, I can
still fit into my uniform.
Do tax cuts work? Since the second
of Bush's tax cuts was enacted in 2003,
the deficit has fallen by a quarter of a
trillion dollars to the current level of
$163 billion. That is 1.2 percent of the
economy, so the debt is growing at-less
than the rate of inflation. The principle
reason for reduction of the deficit is in-
creased revenues to the Treasury, cur-
rently growing at 10 percent annually.
Reagan called it supply-side economics.
Why have global temperatures risen
by 0.7 C degree over the past century? Al
Gore, world renowned politician, says
that the cause is carbon dioxide emis-
sions created by human activity Dr.
William Gray, world renowned meteorol-
ogist, says that the cause is a natural cy-
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TAX BILLS


cont from page 1A JOBS


cont from page 1A


that there are errors in this assessment you should con-
tact the Board of County Commissioner's office to ques-
tion or have it corrected. Their phone number is (850)
973-3179.
Ginn and Barfield also expected that some property
owners may call with questions about the latest tax-re-
form plan from the Legislature and how that would af-
fect the tax bill.
The simple answer is that it won't affect this tax bill.
It could affect next year's bill if reforms make it to the
January ballot and if 60 percent of voters approve the
tax reform.
Ginn and Barfield resisted the temptation to add in-
formational materials to the bills about tax reform,
avoiding confusion now showing up in some counties
where brochures on the new proposed super homestead
exemption were included in the bills. Super homestead
exemption is no longer considered on the ballot. Putting
in one more flier also would have increased postage
costs.
Taxpayers have through March 31 to pay their bill.
The sooner they pay it, the larger the discount they re-
ceive. Between 70 and 75 percent of property owners pay
their tax bill in the first month to save.
To view a tax bill online, do a search at
www.madisoncountvtaxcollectorcom. If you have not re-
ceived your tax bill please contact Frances Ginn's office
at (850) 973-6136 to verify the address is correct and have
a duplicate bill mailed to you if you do not have access
to the website. Also, all address changes to be made for
2008 tax roll should be made through the Property Ap-
praiser's office Leigh Barfield at (850)973-6133. The
Property Appraiser requests that you provide some-
thing in writing to change your address, this may be also
done by email at info@(,MadisonPA.com along with the
name of the person requesting the change.


COWBOYS


cont from page 1A


line coach, Adam Gray is a former football player and
graduate of MCHS. Gray was a tight end and a punter
from 1998 to 2001 when he graduated.
"Playing against your old team is always exciting,"
Gray said. "I haven't gotten a chance to see them play
We're going to practice hard and go and make a game
out of it. The winner of this game will play the winner
of the Fort White, Pensacola Catholic match up."
Marianna's record is seven and three; they were the
runners up in their district 2A championship.
"It's a new season, the first week of the playoffs,",
said Frankie Carroll, Madison's head coach. "We've got
to keep it up and get a little better each week," he com-
mented, repeating the team's mantra for the season.
"Marianna has the number one running back in the Big
Bend. We have to find a-way to slow him down. We've
got to keep playing and;it's got to be about us."
SCheer the Cowboys on to victory at 7:30 p.m. on No-
vember 16 at Boothill Stadium!


businesses is well understood be-
hind-the-scenes, but rarely acknowl-
edged directly The feature is that
many businesses, especially some
agriculture businesses, are built
around minimum wage. This is a
fact of life, and the employers
shouldn't necessarily be looked like
Scrooge, or their people like Tiny
Tim.
Even the Honorable Charles
Bronson, Florida Commissioner of
Agriculture and Consumer Ser-
vices, acknowledged that farm labor,
at lower pay rates, is necessary for
the survival of certain farm indus-
tries. He used tomatoes as an exam-
ple, where there are no machines
that can harvest them, it must be
manual.
The same phenomenon exists in
other private businesses. Of course,
I'm not ignoring the possibility of a
"big-wig" conspiracy, where the
very wealthy work to keep progress
at a minimum so they can pay less
for workers when they could, and
should, pay more.
Accusations that the affluent un-
duly influence growth so they can
milk those of us that can't get away
will always exist. However, it seems
less likely that we, "owe our souls to
the company store," and more likely
that there is a fundamental need to
make the population more mar-
ketable and develop a desire among
others to become entrep: eneurs in a
modern economy This applies to
large and small, urban and rural set-
tings.
So this begs the question, "How
does one become skilled, trained and
marketable?" Indisputably, it begins
with a good education.
Madison County public educa-
tion can best be described as ex-
tremely polar. While kudos go out to
all educational leadership working
to eliminate the bottom end while
maintaining the upper end, it can
only be done so fast.
The war will take time. In the
interim unfortunately, too many fall-
en soldiers may be lost, so this warn-
ing siren is offered in the hopes that
parents and volunteers can be orga-
nized into a "carryover crusade,"
until the system adjusts. Part four


of this series will provide functional
details of participating in several
current, and some proposed, solu-
tions addressing this issue.
Madison County has "A" rated
schools, "F" rated schools, a commu-
nity college rated among the very
highest of its class, and a middle
school in the process of aggressively
reworking its identity Madison has
several private school options as
well. And the leadership in all these
groups consists of talented devoted
individuals.
The "report card" that would
typically follow here would include
the still heinous dropout rate -and
some deplorable FCAT history
Madison County Schools have also
been affected, some would say, "in-
fected," as the state increases the
number of schools participating in
Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), un-
der the No Child Left Behind Act. In
a nutshell, this program gives par-
ents the option of transferring chil-
dren from poor schools with certain
restrictions.
Instead of being backhanded
with these, and a myriad of addi-
tional statistics, or worse getting
wrapped up in a political debate; in-
stead consider this common sense,
but factually confirmed, perspec-
tive.
Think back to anyone, family or
otherwise, that was unemployed, un-
deremployed, or for that matter, do-
ing work that had no potential of im-
proving themselves or their chil-


dren.
Think about anybody you know
that ever wrote a check at the gro-
cery store a few days before payday
hoping it wouldn't hit their account
until they had a chance to go to the
bank the next day What man or
woman born is emotionally pre-
pared to throw a meaningful hour
into helping little Johnny with his
homework under continuous finan-
cial stress, not to mention extra dai-
ly hassles?
Poverty is not a good parent.
Poverty, and a lack of education,
wears people down like a disease.
All of the top school communities
around the state, as measured by all
testing agencies, have the highest
levels of wealth and education.
So, "which came first?" That as-
pect of the issue is irrelevant now.
New solutions must tackle both ends
of the problem; education and jobs
for the parents, education and job
preparedness for the children. The
former is also the strongest influ-
ence on the latter.
Many exceptional, selfless coun-
selors and instructors have agreed
to assist in building a local army of
parents, volunteers and practition-
ers whose marching orders will en-
compass jobs and education. To that
end, please look for Part Four in this
series, to be titled, "The Light At
The End Of The Tunnel." It will of-
fer practical advice and direction to
bring a constructive outcome to the
status of Madison families.


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Donald
Owen Laney
Donald Owen Laney,
88, of Greenville, died on
Friday, November 9, 2007
in Tallahasseel.
Svi'ces will be held
on Sunday on November
11, 2007 at 2 p.m. at
Greenville Baptist
Church, with burial in
Evergreen Cemetery in
Greenville
In lieu of flowers, con-
tributions may be made to
Greenville Baptist
Church, P.O. Box 27,
Greenville, FL 32331.
A lifelong resident of
Greenville, he was a mem-
ber of Greenville Baptist
Church.
He was a Chief Petty
Officer in the US Navy for
six years and a veteran of
World War II, serving
aboard the USS Arkansas
(Battleship), the USS Con-
verse (Destroyer) and the
USS Larson (Destroyer).
He retired as a Rural Let-
ter Carrier with
Greenville Post Office af-
ter 35 years of service and
also was a construction
worker with Culpepper
Construction of Tallahas-
see.
He was predeceased by
a. son, Donald Warren
Laney in 1995, and a
grandson Patrick Owen
Laney, in 1995.
Survivors include his
wife, Edwina W. Laney of
Greenville; a son, Frank J.
Laney; daughter-in-law,
Beverlee C. Laney; a
grandson, Nicholas R.
Laney; and a granddaugh-
ter, Emily C. Laney all of
Naples; and one brother,
Julian D. Laney of Venice.


William J. "Bill"
Sullivan
William J. "Bill" Sullivan
age 67, a retired manager
with Florida Power passed
away Friday, November 9,
2007 in Tallahassee.
Funeral services will be
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
at 11:00 a.m. at Central Bap-
tist Church in Aucilla.
Visitation will be Mon-
day, November 12, 2007 from
6-8 p.m. at Beggs Funeral
Home in Monticello. Inter-
ment will follow at Elizabeth
Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contri-
butions may be made to the
Big Bend Hospice House,
1723-1 Mahan Center Blvd,
Tallahassee, Florida 32308-
5428.
Mr. Sullivan was a native
of Jefferson County and had
moved around the state with
his job at Florida Power. He
was of the Baptist faith and
a member of the Jefferson
County Country Club.
Mr. Sullivan is survived
by one son, J'son Sullivan
(Shannon) of Greenville;
one daughter, Ashli Sullivan
Bolte of Tallahassee; his
mother, Minnie Sullivan of
Monticello; ,two sisters,
Jonita Lamar and Geraldine
Thigpen (Willie) of Monti-
.cello; and three grandchil-
dren; Ramsey Sullivan, Will
Sullivan and Alexis Bolte.
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November 14
The November meeting of the 55 Plus Club will meet
on Wednesday, November 14, at 12 noon. 55 Plus Club
meets at the United Methodist Cooperative Center,
which is located about 5 miles north of Madison on
Highway 145. Everyone in the community 55 years old
and older is cordially invited to attend. There are no fees
of any kind and no reservations are necessary. 55 Plus
Club is open to all faiths. For more information about 55
Plus Club or any outreach ministries of the United
Methodist Cooperative contact Linda Gaston, Coordina-
tor, at 850-929-4938.
November 15
Come and play "Food Pyramid Bingo" on Thursday,
November 15, at 11:45 a.m. at the Madison Public Li-
brary Conference Room, located on 378 NW College
Loop. For more information, please contact Bonnie
Mathis at (850) 342-0170, ext. 207.
November 17
"Know Your Nutrition," part of Bayer Health Care's
Diabetes Self-Management program series. Nancy
Smith, Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes
Health Educator with the American Diabetes Associa-
tion from the renowned Tallahassee Memorial Diabetes
Center will present this exciting class. Free Bayer As-
censia glucometers (self-monitoring blood sugar me-
ters) will be offered to each participant that completes
this class. Each participant will go home with a set of
measuring cups which will assist you with food mea-
suring and portion control at home.
November 17
Pirate Invasion will be Nov 17. Step back into time
with us to 1720. Be entertained by The Crew of Pirate's
Cove and watch the magic of Bunnies in Peril. There
will be weapons and cannon demonstrations, stage com-
bat fighting, magic show, with the evening ending with
a fire show. Admission is free. Come have a wonderous
faire day with us.
November 17
Free educational classes on how to control diabetes
will be held November 10, and 17, from 9-11 a.m. at the
Madison County Extension Office, located on 184 NW
College Loop. These classes are sponsored by the Madi-
son County Health Department and they can be reached
at (850) 973-0170, ext. 207.
November 17
Cherry Lake Fire and Rescue announces its Thanks-
giving boston butt sale on Saturday, November 17, from
10 a.m.-3 p.m. The price is $25 (smoked). To order, please
call (850) 929-2354 (leave a message). Please leave your
contact phone number, and number of smoked butts de-
sired, or contact any Cherry Lake Fire Rescue member.
SNovember 18
The Treasures of Madison County Art Guild and
Gallery will unveil a new exhibit of local art and invites
the public to help celebrate the occasion. Join the Art
Guild for its Gallery Open House on Sunday, November
18, from 12-4 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Con-
tributing artists will be on hand throughout the after-
noon to visit with guests and art will be available for
purchase. Exhibit features paintings, sculptures, pho-
tography, jewelry, hand-painted Christmas cards and
more.
November 18
Jeslamb AME Church will be holding its annual
Homecoming Celebration on Sunday, November 18, at 11
a.m. The guest speaker will be Dr. Ervin Donaldson, Sr.
Please come out and help celebrate this occasion.
November 20
Come and play "Food Pyramid Bingo" on Tuesday, No-
vember 20, at 11 a.m. at the Greenville Public Library, lo-
cated on 312 SW Church St. For more information,
please contact Bonnie Mathis at (850) 342-0170, ext. 207.
November 23
The Campbells present an Old Tyme Gospel Sing
Friday, November 23, 2007 at the Spirit of the Suwannee
Music Park Music Hall in Live Oak, starting at 7 p.m.
featuring the Diplomats and the Campbells. This will be
great concert featuring lots of great live music! No tick-
ets required! This concert is free! The Gospel Sing will
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be held in the Music Hall, rain or shine. For concert in-
formation call Pam at (386) 362-5214. For camping infor-
mation, call (386) 364-1683, or visit
www.musicliveshere.com.
December 9
The Dixie Echoes will be in concert at Bible Deliv-
erance Church on December 9, starting at 6 p.m. Ad-
mission is free, but a love offering will be received dur-
ing the concert. For more information, please call (850)
973-4622 or (850) 973-6596.
Every Tuesday Saturday
The Diamonds in the Ruff Adoption Program at the
Suwannee Valley Humane Society is open every Tues-
day 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) 971-9904.
Third Tuesday of Each Month
The Greater Greenville Area Diabetes Support
Group is a free educational service and support for dia-
betes and those wanting to prevent diabetes. The group
meets the third Tuesday of each month at the
Greenville Public Library Conference Room at 312 SW
Church Street, Greenville, 11 11:30 a.m. Everyone is
welcome!
Third Wednesday of Each Month
The Madison County Health Education Club is
holding a free educational service and support group
for people interested in preventing or controlling dia-
betes, high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol levels,
obesity, and other chronic health conditions. The club
meets the third Wednesday of each month at the Madi-
son Public Library Conference Room at 378 NW College
Loop, Madison, 12:15 12:45 p.m. Everyone is welcome to
bring their own lunch!



When Choosing Mutual Funds,
Look Past Short-term Returns
Provided by Brad Bashaw, Edward Jones
What's the most prominent thing you notice about
mutual fund advertisements? In most cases, it's the fund's
return. Quite often, these returns are truly eye-popping. But
if you look closer at the ads, you'll see that many of the
highest returns are for short periods of time, such as one
year or three years. And a mutual fund's short-term return
is not, by itself, reason enough to buy that fund so don't
rush to your checkbook. ' I '"''"
Actually, a mutual fund's short-term performance may
tell you less about the fund than about what's been happen-
ing in the financial markets. If most stocks rise significant-
ly for a few years, the chances are pretty good that a stock-
based mutual fund is going to do well, too.
But more importantly, you shouldn't evaluate a fund on
its short-term return because a mutual fund is a-long-term
investment. To assess a fund's long-term performance,
you'll need to look at its annualized return -its return over
a period of time other than one year. For example, a two-
year return of 10 percent could be.stated as an annualized
rate of return of five percent. And by comparing annualized
returns, you can learn a lot about a fund's historical per-
formance. If a fund's annualized return for the last three
years is 12 percent, but over 10 years it was just five per-
cent, you could conclude that the results of the past three
years are not representative of the fund's long-term track
record.
Apart from its annualized return, what else should you
look for when considering a mutual fund? Here are a few
suggestions:
Performance against similar funds How has the
fund you're considering performed in comparison to other
funds with the same investment objective over 10- and 15-
year time periods? That is, if you're evaluating a growth-
and-income fund, contrast its performance against the uni-
verse of other growth-and-income funds.
Fund manager's longevity Ask your financial
advisor how long a fund manager or a management
team has been responsible for making the investment
decisions. Assuming the fund has a superior 10- and 15-
year track record to begin with, the longer a manager has
been in place, the better.
Expense level Different mutual funds have differ-
ent costs associated with them. All factors being equal, look
for those funds with the lower expense levels. The more
you pay each year in expenses and fees, the lower your
overall return. However, some funds have justifiably high-
er expenses, and you may want to consider these funds to
help diversify your mutual fund holdings.
Investment "overlap" Even if a fund has shown
consistently good returns and has a talented, experienced
manager, it still might not be right for you, particularly if it
overlaps with similar funds in your portfolio. You might be
better off by purchasing a different kind of mutual fund and
thereby broadening your holdings. Your financial advisor
can help you create a diversified mutual fund portfolio that
fits your risk tolerance and investment objectives.
Finally, ask your financial advisor for a copy of the
fund's prospectus, which contains complete information
about the fund, including risks, charges and expenses as
well as other important information that should be careful-
ly considered.
By doing some research and learning all you can about
a mutual fund, you'll be prepared to make smart investment
decisions.

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Madison Woman's Club Has Big Heart And Big Agenda


By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The November 8, Madi-
son County Woman's Club
meeting consisted of noth-
ing but the finest.
The finest guests, meal, en-
tertainment and especially
leadership, came together
to demonstrate why the or-
ganization continues to
produce great achieve-
ments, and great women,
throughout the state and
nation.
Florida Davis shared a
moving devotion about the
history of Thanksgiving,
and the role Sarah Josepha
Hale (1788-1879) played in
its evolution. Edi-
tor of Godey's Lady's Book
for forty years, Hale was
credited with convincing
Abraham Lincoln to de-
clare Thanksgiving a Na-
tional Holiday, although
she may be best known for
writing the nursery
rhyme, "Mary Had A Little
Lamb."
Following the devotion
and prayer, a delicious
tetrazzini lunch was
served by "Made to Order,"


the catering service of Di-
vine Events. To enhance
the dining experience, Bai-
ley Barefoot sang a moving
rendition of "How Great
Thou Art" and "Amazing
Grace," accompanied by
Helen McCain on piano.
President Jackie John-
son then introduced the
guest of honor, Charlyne
Bevis Reese, Member-at-
Large, Florida Federation
of Women's Clubs Execu-
tive Committee. Reese
opened by telling everyone
that she was very happy to
finally be back in Madison.
"Jackie has been after
me for a while, but my
schedule was just so
packed. I'm so glad to be
back here, and I'm so
proud of all that's been
happening in our area. So
much is going on with the
General Federation of
Women's Clubs, where I
represent each and every
one of you," Reese began.
"We just got back from
a meeting in Atlanta,
where we toured Margaret
Mitchell's home. While I
was there, I bought the


book, Remarkable Women
of Georgia. It was no sur-
prise that eight of the
women were members of
Woman's Clubs, and two
others predated the found-
ing of Woman's Club,"
Reese noted.
The passion and humor
that Reese exhibited during


her discussion was conta- and passed down," said
gious. The points she made Reese.
regarding the impact of "My Mother made me
Woman's Clubs in her fami- do it. If you don't have a
ly's past, present and future daughter, or if you do and
were offered among de- she's somewhere else, then
lightful stories illustrating adopt a young woman near
a common belief, you, and find a club spon-
"Woman's Club is a legacy sor for your daughter
that should be embraced where she lives. They need


you, and they will love you
for it," Reese explained.
"Love isn't love until it's
given away," she went on to
say
Following Reese, repre-
sentatives from the Madi-
son County Health Depart-
ment urged everyone to get
a flu shot, which were be-
ing offered on the premises
for $15.
Christy Grass then
came forward, announcing
her intention to takeover
the "Needy Families"
Christmas Gift drive previ-
ously headed by Jean
Brandies. Grass asked the
Woman's Club to maintain
their support for this im-
portant charitable effort.
Jackie Johnson closed
the meeting with a brief
budget presentation, in-
cluding an announcement
that the roof still needs re-
pairs. She also called for a
vote on new officers to be
introduced next month. To
learn more about Woman's
Club, including Madison,
visit the Florida Federa-
tion website at
www.gfwcflorida.org.


Junior Auxiliary Volunteers Focus On Helping Children Adopt Healthy lifestyles


Active children are
healthy children that was
the message members of
the Junior Auxiliary of
Madison County learned
from the area meeting of
the National Association
of Junior Auxiliaries held
recently in Hammond,
Louisiana. Representing
the local chapter were
President Annette John-
son, Vice-President Janis
Bunting, Treasurer Kim
Davis, and Parliamentari-
an Paula Bass.
Blair Dean, PhD, an as-
sociate professor of physi-
cal education at Arkansas
State University, shared
great new ideas for com-
munity service projects
that will get children and


adults up and moving.
Dean is nationally known
for her expertise in physi-
cal activity integration
and is the author of sever-
al articles on innovative
physical education tech-
niques. An enthusiastic
marathoner, she leads an
active lifestyle i:anld en-
courages healthy lifestyles
for all ages and abilities.
JA members are cur-
rently planning several
spring projects to support
the current focus Healthy
Children -s Healthy Fu-
tures. "We are fortunate in
Florida to have active
physical education pro-
grams in our schools, es-
pecially the new require-
ment that K-5th grades


Vice Presi-
dent
Janis
Bunting,
Parliamen-
tarian
Paula
Bass,
NAJA CSM
Lois
Boykin,
Treasurer
Kim Davis
and Presi-
dent An-
nette John-
son, pic-
tured left to
right, en-
courage
children to
live a
healthy
lifestyle.


have PE (not recess) every
day," said Janis Bunting,
project chair. "That is al-
lowing us to plan fun ac-
tivities which will supple-
ment what our profession-
als are already teaching."
JA of Madison cur-
rently has 43 members
who last year alone dedi-
cated over 1000 communi-
ty service hours to Madi-


son County. Those hours
included the Children's
Safety Fair, which ful-
filled the national organi-
zation's previous focus
"Keeping our Children
Safe" and the Art Wall
which leads into the 2008
NAJA theme "Paint a
Bright Future for Chil-
dren."
NAJA hosts area meet-
ings across the southeast
each year to offer training
and assistance to the orga-
nization's 102 Chapters.
"We know that train-
ing the members and lead-
ers of our Chapters
strengthens them, making
each Chapter a more dy-
namic organization in our
communities," said Vickie


Tidwell, NAJA President.
For more information
on the Junior Auxiliary of
Madison County, Florida,
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AROUND MADISON COUNTY


Dream Scapes:


"Making Your Dream A Reality"


Owners Tracy, right, and Amber McDonald, left, are seen here with son Danny (15) and daughter Molly (12). They
are proud to live and work in Madison.


By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
When searching
among specialists who
provide home improve-
ment services, finding one
that delivers only the very
best quality can be diffi-


cult. Add to that the hope
that only warm and
friendly people will per-
form these services, and
the choices narrow even
more. If you then throw in
the preference to only do
business with local own-
ers pos-
sessing
a 'dis- iM ain1
tinct dar
love of out excepA
family
a n d states.
commu-
nity, the ..W-.
alternatives narrow to
rare.
Fortunately, Madison
now has a family owned


business that meets and
exceeds these expecta-
tions, performing a wide
variety of home improve-
ment services. "We under-
stand that customizing
and renovating one's
home and grounds is a

raining the high
ds at affordable pri
tion, is all we do,"

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very personal experience
involving substantial time
and resources," notes
founder Amber McDonald.


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"Maintaining the highest
standards at affordable
prices, without exception,
is all we do," McDonald
added.
Operating as "Dream
Scapes of Madison County,
LLC," Tracy and Amber
McDon-
aid offer
est stan. services
ices, with. ranging
McDonald fro "
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scape
design
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fences, decks and painting
to remodeling, windows
and driveways.
The McDonald's bring
an impressive degree of
construction and design
expertise. Every customer
receives a 3-D color image
of his or her proposed pro-
ject for extensive review.
A job portfolio and addi-
tional references are also
available upon request.
More impressive than
their portfolio and profes-
sional credentials howev-
er, is the McDonald's com-
mitment to growing fami-
ly in Madison while grow-
ing their business. "Dan-
ny is a sophomore at
MCHS, playing Cowboy
baseball, and Molly is in
7th grade at MCCS, where
she's a Bronco Cheer-
leader," Amber proudly
stated.
"We provide As Built
layouts of completed un-
derground work and we al-
ways strive to support
Madison by making it an
ongoing priority to use'lo-
cal suppliers and contrac-
tors. Being part of this
community means so
much to us," she added.
The company motto,
"Making your Dreams a
Reality," refers to the Mc-
Donalds devotion to the
idea that everyone
should have the opportu-
nity to live in his or her
own "Dream" home. In
fact, Tracy's work has al-
ready been recognized in
the "Parade of Homes,"
and Amber has renovat-
ed homes accepted into
the National Historic So-
ciety
For additional infor-
mation, please see ad to
appear in Friday's Busi-
ness Directory. Dream
Scapes of Madison, LLC
is located at 4583 N. E.
Colin Kelly Hwy, Madi-
son and the phone num-
ber is 850-973-6864.


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dren while having a great
time at a great holiday
event. Madison County
Community Bank recently
announced the first annu-
al "Breakfast with Santa"
program for kids, to be
held on December 8 at
Madison County Central
School.
In the spirit of philan-
thropy in the community
and in an effort to spread
benevolent habits to Madi-
son County Youth, MCCB
has taken the holiday pro-
gram one step further.
"The program is not
just a great family orient-
ed program to celebrate
the holidays with your
kids, it is also an opportu-
nity for your kids to learn
to give back to their com-
munity."
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in children's lives just as
we must teach our chil-
dren morals, values and
the importance of exercis-
ing financial responsibili-
ty," said Deidra Newman,
of MCCB.
Tickets to Breakfast
with Santa are FREE how-
ever, to receive a ticket
children should bring a
wrapped gift worth at least
$5.00 with purchase re-
ceipt for each ticket to
Madison County Commu-
nity Bank, while tickets
last. The gifts will in turn
be distributed to less fortu-
nate children during the
holidays.
Children have a natur-
al instinct to help others
without a hidden agenda
because it makes them feel
better. As parents and as a
community, we must set
an example for our chil-
dren. If we give to others
and include our children
in this process, they will
follow our example and be-
come contributing adults
in the Madison County
community.
Breakfast with Santa
is a wonderful holiday pro-
gram for ages Newborn to
12 years and their parents
and consists of three seat-
ings at 8 a.m., 9:15 a.m.,
and 10:30 a.m. A hot
breakfast will be served to
children and their par-
ents/guardians. Families
will enjoy great entertain-
ment and a Christmas sto-
ry reading. Then, they will
follow "Candy-Cane Lane"
to visit with Santa. Santa
has a special gift for every
child.
Tickets are still
available at Madison
County Community Bank
on a first come basis. Tick-
ets will not be available at
the door.
Call Deidra McRory
Newman at Madison
County Community Bank
for more information 973-
2400.


Jason Harville LaToya Harville
A brother and sister from Madison County are.both
currently serving in the United States Army.
Jason Harville is stationed at Ft. Bragg in Fayet-
teville, North Carolina. He is a memberof an air defense
unit and responsible for maintenance and repair of the
Patriot Missile as well as launching missiles.
LaToya Harville is stationed at the US Army Garri-
son in Bamberg, Germany She is a Automated Logisti-
cal Specialist in the 240th Quartermaster Supply Com-
pany and is responsible for the supply inventory for the
garrison.
Greene Publishing, Inc. is proud to salute our cur-
rent and past military personnel!


Greene Publishing, Inc.

Salutes Eric Stanland


Erik Stanland


By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
GreenePublishing, Inc. salutes Erik Stanland, an ac-
tive duty sailor.
Stanland, a 1992 graduate of Madison County High
School, is a Lead Chief Petty Officer in the United States
Navy He is stationed in Norfolk, Va.
He is the son of Mary Sublett of Lake Park, Ga. She
is also an Air Force veteran. Paul Stanland, of Madison,
also a veteran, is his father.
Erik is married and has two stepsons.


Pulitzer Prize-Nominated Author Gives

Presentation At NFCC Nov. 14
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Claudia Hunter Johnson, author of
the critically acclaimed memoir, Stifled
Laughter: One Woman's Story About
Fighting Censorship which was nominat-
ed for the Pulitzer Prize, will give a pre-
sentation at North Florida Community
College on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 11 a.m.
in the NFCC Art Gallery (Bldg. 9). During
the presentation, Johnson will share her
experiences with fighting book banning
in Lake City and Live Oak, Fla. The event
is open to the public. A question and an-
swer session will follow the presenta-
tion.
Stifled Laughter chronicles Johnson's
five-year battle to restore literary classics
to the classrooms of rural North Florida.
For her "ongoing and extraordinary ef-
forts" against censorship, she received
the inaugural P.E.N./Newman's Own
First Amendment Award, presented by
Paul Newman. She is also the author of
the widely adopted screenwriting text,
"Crafting Short Screenplays That Con-
nect" (now in 2nd edition) and the first


book about the art of collaborative
scriptwriting, Script Partners: What
Makes Film and TV Writing Teams Work,
written with her screenwriting partner,
Matt Stevens.
Johnson was a member of the found-
ing faculty of the Florida State Universi-
ty Film School where she taught screen-
writing for thirteen years. She'll be re-
turning to FSU this spring as "Distin-
guished Writer in Residence." She di-
vides her time between Florida and Nova
Scotia.
NFCC's Marshall Hamilton Library
has a "banned books" display set up in
the Library (Bldg. 4) to coincide with
Johnson's presentation. Stop by and see
which books have been banned and why.
For more information on Johnson's
Nov. 14 presentation at NFCC or the
"banned books" display, contact NFCC
Library Director Sheila Hiss at
850.973.1625 or Libraryv@nfcc.edu. The
NFCC campus is located off or US High-
way 90 in Madison, Florida.


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AROUND MADISON COUNTY


Madison Chamber of Commerce


Sets Sights for Business In 2008


Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Ted Ensminger, November 5, 2007
Over 100 community leaders and friends of the Chamber enjoyed the annual Madi-
son County Chamber of Commerce dinner at NFCC.


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One of the several highlights of the annual Madison County Chamber of Commerce
dinner was the delicious buffet served by Divine Events of Madison.


By Ted Ensminger
Greene Publishing, Inc.
According to Ray Grif-
fin of PBC Financial Ser-
vices, the newly appointed
chairperson for the Madi-
son County Chamber of
Commerce, a "vision" is
being formulated by com-
munity leaders that
promises to lead the coun-
ty in an aggressive posture
focused on new business.
And although the
Chamber in recent years
has experienced more ups
and downs than State Road
6, the attitude is strong
and the hopes for Madi-
son's future are rock solid.
The Madison County
Chamber of Commerce
held its annual Chamber
Dinner on November 5, at
the Student Center at
North Florida Community
College. Over 125 tickets
were sold with over 110 in-
dividuals attending. "It
was about average atten-
dance," said Griffin. "Not
quite as good as last year
but better than some other
years," he continued.
The event was catered
by Divine Events Catering
of Madison, and included
steak and chicken entrees
expertly prepared. Plus,
each guest enjoyed baked
potatoes, garden salad,
breads and desserts.
Each table was taste-
fully decorated with a flo-
ral arrangement made
possible by a donation
from the Madison County
Community Bank. At the
end of the evening, table
"winners" were allowed to
take home an arrange-
ment.
Servers for the event
were students who are
members of Family, Ca-
reer & Community Lead-
ers of America. They did a
wonderful job of taking
care of those attending in
all aspects of the dinner.
Ray Griffin introduced
the guest of honor at the


head table, Mr. and Mrs.
Prentiss Cherry. Mr. Cher-
ry had received the desig-
nation this year as Madi-
son County's Citizen of
the Year. Additionally he
introduced the guest
speaker of the evening, Ed
Feaver, of the Whole Child
Project.
Feaver is the executive
director of the Whole
Child Project, which is a
part of the Lawton Chiles
Foundation. He has over
35 years experience work-
ing with children's agen-
cies and for four years
served as the Secretary for
the State of Florida's De-
partment of Children.
The Whole Child Pro-
ject focuses on the develop-
ment of children from pre-
natal care, through their
educational years and
works to install a sense of
hope in all children. Re-
search has proven that a
child's brain develops
from 70 percent to 90 per-
cent during the first five
years. The organization
addresses the critical
learning needs of children
during this time. Feaver's
presentation included an
informative slide show
supporting the data and
research.
In Griffin's closing ad-
dress to attendees, he re-
layed a comment made to
him by one of his cus-
tomers. The customer had
recently purchased land in
Madison County for the
purpose of retiring here in
the next few years. But the
one thing that struck this
customer was that, "Madi-
son had a great group of
people," reported Griffin.
"And being here, one feels
a sense of tranquility"
The customer was
from southeast Florida.
"All we have to do is
keep what we have, while
we grow." explained Grif-
fin. Griffin ended the
night with somewhat of a


philosophical vision.
"Imagine a Madison
where we all work together
and grow, imagine a Madi-
son.where we all work to-
gether to help others ad-
vance. Imagine a Madison
where we work together
for the hope of the future
of Madison.
Imagine where we all work
together to create Madi-
son, a place where people
will want to live and work.


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FARM-CITY Week
Nov. 16 22 with Madison County Farm Bureau



















Jeffery Hamr/ck is president of the Madison County Farm Bureau. He is the 2005
winner of Florida Farm Bureau's Young Farmer & Rancher Excellence in
Agricul/ture Award Hamrick and his family grow perennial peanut hay timber and
raie catt/e.

Agriculture remains important to

Madison County
Madison County Farm Bureau is pleased to recognize Nov.
16- 22 as Farm-City Week.
On the seven days leading to and including Thanksgiving Day,
Farm-City Week is celebrated nationwide. What are we celebrat-
ing? The American economy is strong thanks to the interdepend-
ence of farms and cities.
CdefeY Here in Madison County, there are about 529 farms on
156,995 acres. Field crops, cattle and poultry comprise most of'
the commodities produced. Market value of agricultural products
sold totaled about $24.6 million in 2002.
Neither the farm nor the city can exist in isolation. Instead, the interdependence
of the two creates jobs, products, markets and relationships that make our economy and
nation strong. Join with us in recognizing Madison County agricultural producers and
allied industries and the contributions they make to the economy.
As we celebrate Thanksgiving, let's remember the vital farm-city partnerships
that have done so much to improve the quality of our lives. Rural and urban
communities working together have made the most of our rich
:12riL:ultural resources, and have made significant contribu-
f- l 'i"ns to our health and well-being and to the strength of
our nation's economy. For this, we can give thanks. f
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It's one of the ironies of love and
marriage: Whether for romantic or other
reasons, the onus for buying the
rings often falls on the very person
Swho knows the least about jewelry-
the groom-to-be.
So maybe the best piece of advice for
any male out there is this: Pretend
you're shopping for a new car and do as
much homework as you would before en-
tering the showroom. Read on for some
) other useful tips:
Don't Rush It-Most men take one to
three months to find the right engage-
ment ring. But you might be able to save
/ yourself some time and stress by shop-
ping for all three rings-the engagement
ring and separate wedding bands for
bride and groom-at once.
"Finding three rings at the same time
takes some of the pressure off the groom
because it means a big part of the wed-
ding to-do list will already be taken care
of." says jewelry and style expert Michael
O'Connor "Also, it's easy to decide what
will coordinate with the engagement

Skin-Pampering'
.Being a radiant bride can toning an
be a piece of (wedding) cake- skin everN
especially if you start pamper- Be st
ing your skin as soon as you've glasses of
set the date. Now is the tine to drate you
get into a routine of cleansing, getting pli


ring if you see them all at the same
time." Web sites like www.white
flash.com are terrific resources for visu-
alizing what you need before buying, and
that particular site's policies are great
when it comes to returns and lifetime
trade-ups in case you decide to buy a
larger stone with a different Platintun
setting.
SKnow The Lingo-You already know
that car dealers react differently to buy-
ers who know what they're talking about.
So come armed with a few choice buzz-
words technically known as "the four
Cs": "cut" (the proper proportions.
whether a pear, oval or other shape. opti-
mize a diamond's natural radiance):
"clarity" (the fewer a diamond's flaws.
the more valuable it is): "color" (whitest
is best): and "carat" (although a higher
carat weight may increase a diamond's
rarity and value, small stones can still be
more expensive if the other three Cs rate
highly). And remember: The center dia-
mond generally accounts for most of the
ring's price, so it's important to invest in


a quality Platinum setting-which
most brides prefer, according to
the latest surveys-that will hold
the diamond securely in place for a
lifetime.
Know Her Style-The good news is
that the three rings you buy don't nec-
essarily have to match. "The band and
engagement ring just need to work well
with one another and complement your
bride's personal style." O'Connor ex-
plains. "Is she 'girly' or outdoorsy? Mod-
ern or traditional?" If you're having trou-
ble figuring out what she likes, talk to
her friends or hit a few jewelry stores to-
gether.
Determine A Budget-Most men set
aside two months' salary for the engage-
ment ring alone. So if you're buying all
three Platinum rings at once, figure on
budgeting another month's salary for the
additional two rings.
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Take the time to lightly exfoli-
ate your skin at least once a
week.
Get into the habit of hav-
ing a full facial to rid yoLu skin
of impurities. Don't try a new


facial or get anything
Lasseters waxed just before the wed-
ding, as you might irritate
your skin. Give your skin
at least a week for recov-
:b eryv before the big day.
S Most wedding gowns
are designed to show plen-
St\ of skin. and it would be
t a shame to have to cover
tip because of a birthmark.
r scar or tattoo.
I, "If you have an imper-
"Ifection that you can't ire-
nmove or a tattoo you'd like
I to conceal, you may want
to consider a product that
,;,can hide and expertly cov-
,er skin inpeifections for
;the big day." said Kimn
-Heintzman, makeup artist.
In fact, the Jotunal of
Sthe American Academy of
Dermatology reports that
24 percent of Americans
between 18 and 50 are tat-
tooed. While you might
love showing off yotu" tat-
too on a daily basis, your
wedding day might be a
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Concealer SPF 15. The opaque
treatment creme was devel-
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tect the skin.
"It's formulated to provide
superior moisturization and
antioxidants, while evening
skin tone and reducing the ap-
pearance of fine lines and
wrinkles." said Heintzman.
A good smudge-resistant
concealer corrects, covers and
treats all skin imperfections
including blemishes, scars.
age spots, birthmarks and un-
even skin tone.
"When applying any con-
cealer to you- face. use your
fingertip or a sponge to blend
the edges." said Heintzman.
"To conceal more serious
flaws, apply in a dab pat mo-
tion and build until you have
desired coverage."
Once you use the concealer
for the wedding day, pack it
along for the honeymoon. Wa-
ter-resistant concealers can be
used at the pool or beach.
For more information,visit
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AMERICA RECYCLES DAY


Working


Proof that It's Worth All the Effort
Recycling is one of the most successful environmen-
tal initiatives in our country's history Here are some
more encouraging facts from the EPA that illustrate the
progress we're making.
Recycling Facts and Figures
Today, the U.S. recycles 33'c of its waste, a rate that
has almost doubled during the past 15 years.
Recycling saves energy and reduces greenhouse
gas emissions that cause global warming. If the recy-
cling rate for aluminum and steel cans, plastic PET and
glass containers, newsprint and corrugated packaging
were to increase a mere 100, an additional 3.9 million
tons of materials would be recycled, saving enough en
ergy to:
Heat 1.5 million American homes in a moderate cli-
mate for one year.
Provide the required electricity to 1.8 million Amer-
icans for one year.
Save Americans about $957 million in avoided costs
for barrels of crude oil.







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ByJerome Wyche
As fiscal year 2006-2007 was coming to a close, the Madison County Solid Waste and
Recycling Department was poised to tabulate the total collection of recyclable materials
that had been captured. The 31 employees of the department were confident that their i
combined efforts would show a marked increase in the capture of recyclables, but were
pleasantly surprised, as well as extremely pleased, when the total tally was completed.
Comparisons were made to contrast the collection of recyclables in all categories from
the previous fiscal year (2005-2006) to the recently completed one (2006-2007). showing
these results:


RECYCLABLE MATERIALS

CORRUGATE (CARDBOARD)

PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES

POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTLATE


OFFICE PAPER

MIXED PLASTIC


FY 2005-2006 FY 2006-2007 INCREASE

398.13 TONS 803.41 TONS 405.28 TONS
52.62 TONS 145.57 TONS 92.95 TONS


10.23 TONS

14.23 TONS


18.23 TONS


8.00 TONS


26.85 TONS 12.62 TONS


GLASS (ALL COLORS)


25.06 TONS


NEWSPAPER


METALS


WASTE TIRES
*10 TONS DONATED TO A LOCAL
FARMER

OTHER ASSORTED PLASTICS


120.12 TONS 127.63 TONS 7.51 TONS

56.57 TONS 18-.16 TONS 127.59 TONS

207.78 TONS 159.64 TONS -48.14 TONS


N.'A

TOTAL
884.74 TONS


21.17 TONS 21.17 TONS

TOTAL TOTAL
1.518.31 TONS 633.57 TONS


NORTH AMERICA


sA subscription will
ias you 5o% over
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Do's And Don'ts Of141

Do's And Don'ts Of


Every community has its ow.
guidelines for what should and .should
not- be, ecycJed, ahdt~d oW;.the. process
shobaid .ke place, Call your local public

zati wg .






tion to --"- e T, ," -
In to
keep in'!

out of th iire goo but
process.'
If '.a.-ied witli tbin, pay :atten-
tion to wis?
Take it upaoSiyourself to be an ac-
curate recycler. A-cereal box is probably
great, but a.r..r pizza box may not
be. Maybe '-g: re.good. but not
the caps. hck1 Iiilid of your recy-
cling bin f guideies, or makora call
or visit yor murncipal Web siteto find
outJ.here-ris Then' follow thiem;.


The Garbage Crisis
The world has changed
a lot in the past century
From individually pack-
aged food servings to dis-
posable diapers, more
garbage is generated now
than ever before. The aver-
age American discards 7.5
pounds of garbage every
day This garbage, the sol-
id waste stream, goes
mostly to landfills, where
it's compacted and buried.
As the waste stream con-
tinues to grow, so will
pressure on our landfills,
our resources and our en-
vironment.
Recycling-An
Important Part of the
Solution
Recycling is one of the
easiest ways you can help
slow climate change and
global warming. By recy-
cling at home, you help sig-.
nificantly lower carbon
emissions associated with
extracting virgin materi-


The citizens of Madison County deserve full credit for their dedication to the recycling efforts in this county. A
great number of site users take the time to separate items to be recycled and make their way to the recycle contain-
ers and make their deposits of glass, newspaper, plastics, steel and aluminum cans. As evidenced by the data, more
citizens are taking the time to make their contributions toward recycling. The recent media surrounding the need to
protect our environment in order to maintain a safe quality of life is continuing to attract worldwide attention.
Although we don't compare to some of the larger cities in the nation and in our state, it's fair to say that we are
making concerted efforts to do our part. The landfill is a necessary instrument used to dispose of waste in our coun-
ty but we must remain attentive not to exhaust the dedicated landfill space. The dedicated team of drivers and the 21
collection site attendants assigned to the Solid Waste and Recycling Department go the extra effort to capture, trans-
port and process the recyclables. The assistance that this department, and others in the county receive from the in-
mate labor provided by the Madison Correctional Institute has been invaluable. I urge citizens to continue to recy-
cle and share this information with your friends and family With the involvement and-help of everyone, Madison
County will continue to be a great place to live. Maintaining pur environment today is dependent upon the quality
we will all want and need tomorrow. Ieip keep Madison County Clean. "

Recycling
Good Bets -.I wiY


-* Steel cans, aluminum cans, news-
-papers. magazines, catalogs,.junk mail,
Plastic beverage bottles, milk jugs.
glass bottles and jars, cereal boxes, oth-
er.clean and dry cardboard boxes.
.PrPbably Not
Plastic grocery bags, styrofoam.
itghtb'llbs, food-soiled paper, wax paper.
ceramics.
S DO Recycle Electronics
'* Recycle your old computers and
cell phones, Check out Dell. Staples,
and Waste Management/Recycle Amer-
ica websites for information on how
you can recycle these items.
Hazardous Wastes Have Their Place
S Household hazardous wastes like
paint cans. motor oil, antifreeze, car
batteries, pesticides, pool chemicals,
etc., usually need to be disposed of sep-
arately.


Recycling


Why I
Why Recycling Is
Important
As stewards of the
environment, we are re-
sponsible for preserving
and protecting our re-
sources for ourselves and
for future generations.
Getting Back to Basics
Recycling is really
just common sense, and
until the "modern era," it
was a common household
activity. Before the 1920s,
70% of U.S. cities ran
programs to recycle cer-
tain materials. During
World War II, industry
recycled and reused
about 2500 of the waste
stream. Because of con-
cern for the environ-
ment, recycling is again
on the upswing. The na-
tion's composting and re-
cycling rate rose from
7.7% of the waste stream
in-1960 to 1700 in 1990. It's
currently up to around
330o.


- -


als. manufacturing prod-
ucts and waste disposal.
Last year the amount
of energy saved from recy-
cling aluminum and steel
cans, plastic PET and glass
containers, newsprint and
corrugated packaging was
equivalent to:
The amount of elec-
tricity consumed by 17.8
million Americans in one
year.
2900 of nuclear elec-
tricity generation in the
U.S. in one year.
7.9'0 of electricity
generation from fossil fu-
els in the U.S. in one year.
11o of the energy
produced by coal-fired
power plants in the U.S.
The energy supplied
from 2.7, of imported bar-
rels of crude oil into the
U.S.
The amount of gaso-
line used in almost 11 mil-
lion passenger automo-
biles in one year.


It's


31.65 TONS


6.59 TONS


t's Important









12A Madison County Carrier


www.greenepublishing.com


Wednesday, November 14, 2007


HEALTH & NUTRITION


Staying Well At Work

If your job has you sitting at a desk all day, it's im-
portant to work at protecting your body against strain
and discomfort.
"Often, sitting at a desk isn't viewed as anything that
could be harmful," says-Dr. Gerard W Clum, president of
Life Chiropractic College West, Hayward, California,
and spokesperson for the Foundation for Chiropractic
Progress. "But sitting still for long periods and perform-
ing repetitive tasks can result in injuries."
The Foundation offers these tips for avoiding neck,
shoulder, arm and back pain:
If you frequently talk on the phone, use a headset
that allows your neck to remain in a neutral position.
Be sure your computer monitor isn't much more
than an arm's length away, and sit up straight when you
type.
Take a three-minute walk once an hour.
Place the mouse pad close to, and at the same level
as, the keyboard.
For more information, visit www.f4cp.com.
Sitting up straight at work could protect you from in-
jury


All About Staph
Staphylococcus, or staph. is a group of infectious
bacteria which can cause a variety of conditions rang-
ing from skin rashes to abscesses. Staph is actually an
extremely common bacteria, living on the surface of all
human skin, but it will take advantage of vulnerability
in the skin to enter the body, causing infection and dis-
comfort. Staph infections are usually treated with appli-
cations of antibiotics, and in most cases are relatively
easy to eradicate.
Common infections which are the result of staph in-
clude impetigo, an unsightly infection common around
the nose and mouth which causes blisters, boils, and
scabs. Infections of the hair follicle can result in sties,
boils, and folliculitis, all characterized by painful red
bumps in the skin. Staph also commonly infests the skin
to create an abscess, a pus-filled wound which is hot and
painful to the touch.
* Staph is also the culprit responsible for Toxic Shock
Syndrome, an infection of the blood stream which can
be fatal. Staph can cause endocarditis, or infection of
the valves of the heart, along with a variety of other po-
tentially lethal internal infections. For this reason, hos-
pitals have very strict protocols for keeping wound sites
clean and avoiding exposure to staph, especially in pa-
tie with ri s (.

strains:of trug resistant staph have emerged, posing a
particular threat in hospital environments. Some
strains of staph are tested before antibiotics are pre-
scribed, to ensure that the strain is not antibiotic resis-
tant As with any infection being treated with antibi-
otics, patients should follow the course of antibiotics all
the way through, even if symptoms have vanished. An-
tibiotics should not be saved for use later, or given away
to other individuals.
SThe best way to prevent a staph infection is to follow
strict methods of cleanliness. Because staph lives on the
skin, any wound site should be cleaned and sterilized
ibjmediately before staph has an opportunity to take
hold and cause an infection. Hands should be washed
frequ&titly especially before and after eating food. in-
serting contact lenses, or other activities which may ex-
p64e delicate parts of the body to staph infection.
If a staph infection is suspected, medical attention
should be sought and the directions of the doctor fol-
lowed to promote iapid healing. If you have a staph in-
feption; be aware of the immune status of individuals
ariond you, and minimize time around young children
and those with compromised immune systems.


Tips T
If you've got a diges-
tive date with a big meal.
and you're worried about
tummy trouble afterward.
here are some do's and
don't that will be easy to
digest.
Don't skip breakfast
and lunch just because
you expect to eat a five-
course meal at dinner.
DO pace yourself
during the meal. In other
words. avoid gulping down

Lack Of


Big Meal Ahead?

o Avoid A Tummy Ache


food quickly because
you're so hungry. Your
brain usually takes about
20 minutes to register that
your stomach is full.
Don't put too much
food on your plate. This
will make it easier not to
overeat. Go easy on those
heavy sauces, chocolate
cakes or other heavy
desserts.
DO prepare your di-
gestive system ahead by


taking a daily probiotic
acidophilus supplement
such as Natrol'',
BioBeads@. This will fuel
the body with a regular,
concentrated source of
beneficial bacteria to help
you maintain a healthy di-
gestive tract. This type of
supplement also helps
ease occasional stomach
discomfort associated
with travel.
DO drink plenty of


water during the meal.
This will help greatly with
digestion.
DO try taking a nat-
ural remedy for fullness, if
you do overeat, such as'a
papaya enzyme, which can
help relieve indigestion.
Remember, there's no
need to give up your fa-
vorite dishes as long as
you eat sensibly and take
preventive measures be-
forehand.


Medication Adherence Is


A Serious Concern For Older Adults


Growing older means taking on
new responsibilities and con-
fronting new challenges to building
a healthy lifestyle. For Americans
age 65 and above, it may also include
taking multiple medications to man-
age a variety of health conditions.
In fact, a survey of 17,000 Medicare
recipients found that 40 percent of
patients reported taking five or
more prescription medications.
The prevalence of chronic ill-
ness in an aging population under-
scores the importance of maintain-
ing a healthy lifestyle, diet and pre-
scribed medication regimen for
managing these conditions. The
Centers for Disease Control and Pre-
vention estimates that 80 percent of
seniors are living with one chronic
condition-such as diabetes, heart
disease, arthritis or cancer-and
about half have at least two. Still,
studies have shown that many older
Americans (between 40 and 75 per-
cent) do not take their medications
at the right time or in the right
amount.
People may not get maximum
benefit from their therapeAtic plan
unless they use medications-as pre-
scribed by, or as agreed upon with,
the health care professional. Lack of
medication adherence-not taking
medication as prescribed-may con-
-in


tribute to worsening of disease, pre-
ventable death, unnecessary hospi-
talizations, and increased health
care costs. These consequences can
be serious but, fortunately, following
your treatment regimens may re-
duce these risks.
Here are some tips to help se-
niors stay on track with their med-
ication regimen:
At The Doctor's Office:
Write it down. Ask your doc-
tor to write down specific directions
for taking your medicine. One study
found that more than 60 percent of
patients did not understand what
their physicians told them about
medication use immediately after re-
ceiving the information.
Bring someone with you.
Having a friend or family member in
the doctor's office with you to listen,
ask questions and lend support may
be helpful.
On The Way Home:
SDon't wait. Fill your pre-
scription immediately after leaving
the doctor's office.
SAsk the pharmacist. Ask
your pharmacist any questions
about your'medication that you did-
n't think of or feel comfortable ask-
ing while at the doctor's office.
At Home:
SOrganize! Using pillboxes or


other special medication holders to
organize your medications by hour,
day and week lets you easily see if
you missed a day or a dose.
Organize! Link taking your
medications with a routine event,
such as brushing your teeth, shaving
or even calling the grandkids.
Organize! Keep your medica-
tions in a familiar place-on a dresser
or nightstand-so they are the first
thing you see in the morning. If you
have to take your medicine with
meals, keep them in a safe location
in the kitchen.
Make use of reminder tools.
Special "reminder" devices such as a
vibrating watch, an automatic pill
dispenser or a pager can help you re-
member when to take your- medica-
tions.
SKeep a checklist. Use a
checklist to make sure that you took
your medicines each day, as directed.
SPlan ahead. To decrease your
chance of missing a dose, give your-
self enough time to refill your: pre-
scription before the current oine
runs out.
Abovie all else, remeniber that
your health care professionals, fam-
ily, caregivers and friends are there
to help you, so don't be afraid,
ashamed or embarrassed to ask
questions or to ask for help.


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HEALTH & NUTRITION

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Even if "lose weight" has been your
New Year's resolution for more years
than you can remember, you may have
to find a new goal for 2008. There are
some easy techniques to prevent those
holiday pounds from piling on.
"Cold weather causes us to hiber-
nate indoors. We are less active and we
also spend more time socializing and
eating," says Sherry Torkos, pharma-
cist. fitness instructor and author of
Winning at Weight Loss. "It's no wonder
that the holiday season can be challeng-
ing for those looking to maintain or lose
weight. The average person gains ap-
proximately 2 to 7 pounds during the
winter months."
Torkos has devised a three-step plan
for preventing the pounds from piling
on over the holidays:
1. Trim the fat from your next holi-
day meal.
Have a full glass of water before
your meal.
Eat slowly. Give your belly a chance
to send the message to your brain that
you are full.
Fill up on greens (beans, broccoli,
salad) because these foods are high in
nutrients and low in calories.
Choose sweet potatoes over mashed
potatoes because they are higher in
fiber and lower in the glycemic index.
2. Use supplements to help prevent
winter weight gain.
Carb Control: Phase 2 Carb Con-
troller is an extract of the white bean


that has been shown to delay the diges-
tion and absorption of carbohydrates
(bread, potatoes, rice and pasta) and
may assist in weight control when used
in conjunction with a sensible diet and
exercise program. Take capsules con-
taining Phase 2 just before a carb-rich
meal.
Green tea: Boosts metabolism and
aids digestion; good source of antioxi-
dants: a great substitute for coffee.
Fish oil supplements are good for
heart health and emotional well-being.
New research suggests that omega-3 fat-
ty acids can help fight fat by increasing
fat oxidation.
3. Stay active even when you are
pressed for time and don't want to spend
money at the gym.
Do a 10-minute power walk out-
doors or 10 minutes marching or stair-
climbing indoors.
Follow with 20 leg lunges, 20 push-
ups, 20 squats and then repeat this se-
quence twice (15 minutes). These exer-
cises work multiple muscle groups so
that you are getting the most out of your
time.
Spend five minutes stretching (top
to bottom). This will help ease holiday
stress and tension, which accumulate in
our muscles.
Supplements are intended to com-
plement, not replace, a healthy lifestyle.
Regular exercise and a healthful diet
are essential for success. More informa-
tion is available at wivw.phase2info.com.


The Pain Oif Battlefield

1 i rllUlDAcicU


Advances in battlefield
medicine are helping to
save the lives of service-
men and women who
might otherwise have died
as the result of traumatic
injuries. However, once
they are out of immediate
danger, they often face pro-
longed periods of recovery
and rehabilitation marked
by frustration and pain.
One major concern is
the long-term care and
well-being of servicemen
and \women who are re-
turning to the U.S. with am-
putations and other blast-
related injuries, according
to the Amputee Coalition of
America (ACA), a non-prof-
it organization represent-
ing people who have experi-
enced amputation or are
born with limb differences.
"While more of our troops
are surviving traumatic in-
juries, we have to address
the ongoing consequences
of these injuries," says Dr
Terrence Sheehan, Medical
Director at Adventist Reha-
bilitation Hospital of
Maryland.
Any patient who under-
goes an amputation,


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Winter Weight Gain Injury P


nd Amputation

whether it is caused by a ing," 'eleMckre sin-
traumatic injury or. dis- sensitive': pain .til~' '
ease, can develop phinipm called nerve pai rteuro-
pain, the sensation of pain. path'iln. : ;-
in a limb that is no longer : Untreat-ied oi de-
part of the body or residual treated pai 'ca.devastate
limb pain, known as stump a person's, quality of- life
pain, in the part of the limb ,andi emotional wei eig.
that has not been amputat- A survey Of a:mput 'im
ed. In addition, muscu- the ACA found that 9iper-
loskeletal pain m the oppo- cent. of 954 respi nts
site limb, backhand iec is si theyy 'were e ei.Oe
often reported. Some studies 'pain
suggest if apatienthaspa mn :.'" Itiys.escilay b-
in the area about to be am.- .~.that a1y:.d~ e .o
putated before the amputa- fi tri.i.3.
tion, there is greater lkeli- 'e's 6P'f '~ ni
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phantom pain is not khown. der of 'tfe ACA. 'It is in-
Many authorities believe .pory1nt to ewd~tbft hit
that when a body part is am- then e tiworoei '0
putated, the region of the .. ed fdoies whO 1.i'ii
brain responsible for per- juredand im-pain .d. an1 d
ceiving sensation fromtat t ,xt reive
area begins to fmctmtiaab-. :ads. :
normally, leading to the per -' Toearn 'A
ception that the body, .part ijin"
still exists.
Residual limb pain, u-- ner.
like phantom pain, occurs '
in the body part that stIl3ex-. :". .i'
ists, in the stump,.that-:re,. oC tio0 ,,
mains. It is typically de-' li at'
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MONEY & FINANCE


Phishing Trips -


Don't Get Hooked


2. ", ~-i' ~*"L*RVW- P"7" I*a


By Howard Phillips
Madison County
CommunityBank
"Phishing" is a
scheme used by identity
thieves to get your per-
sonal information.
The typical method
they use is to send an
email pretending to be
from your bank, your
credit card company or
even the govern-
ment. These emails may
have official looking lo-
gos and addresses hey,
everything is easy to copy
these days.
They will contain a
message such as, "We
need you to update your
password because of a se-
curity compromise."
Then they will ask you to
enter your existing pass-
word (or PIN number)
and a new password.


You think that you are
changing your password
or PIN, but what you are
doing is furnishing them















your existing password or
PIN. Why would any com-
pany that already has
your password or PIN
need to request it from
you? To steal your identi-


One recent "phish-
ing" trip used the Office
of the Comptroller of the
Current (OCC) as their
spoof website occ.com.
Remember, government
sites are ".gov" not
".com."
Reputable banks will
not send you
emails asking for sensi-
tive account information
such as account numbers,
passwords, social securi-
ty numbers,, balances, or
PINs.
Should you get an
email (or postal mail for
that matter) asking you
for this type of informa-
tion, please contact your
bank immediately.
If the request appears
fraudulent, your bank
will help you report it to
the proper authorities.


Resources To Help


Manage Finances
Americans say they are doing a great job of managing their money
According to a recent survey, 84 percent say their finances are in "ex
cellent' or "okay" shape.
The Second Annual Financial Fitness Survey conducted by
The Financial Services Roundtable asked Americans how in-
formed and equipped they are to make personal financial decisions.
.t also examined-attitudes and practices about seeking and using fl-
ancial advice, as well as their attitudes toward the current state (of
the economy.
Those who answered the survey gave their own banks and credit
card companies a 76 percent approval ratulg when it came to fair-
ly disclosing terms to customers. Additionally they rank the'
own personal banks and credit card companies far higher than the
federal government when it comes to helping them handle their
overall finances (66 percent compared to 39 percentfl.
Financial advice is used most by those who claim they are in
excellent" or "okay" financial shape, and the most common
form of financial advice came from a financial planner. SLxty-
eight percent followed a budget in 2007, and 52 percent were sat-
isfied with their progress toward reaching their retirement-sav.
gs goals.
"The results from the survey show that consumers are takuig per-
sonal responsibility for their own finances by using budgets and
seeking outside help," said Steve Bartlett. President and CEO of
The Financial Services Rowidtable.
To help educate homeowners who are having trouble paying their
mortgage, the financial services industry has created the HOPE
Hotline. (888) 995-HOPE. a partnership between the Financial Ser-
vices Roundtable's Housing Policy Council, NeighborWorks ''
America. the Homeownership Preservation Foundation and other
partners, which provides homeowners mi distress with access to
independent, trained counselors
Additionally, last year the industry launched inu Alv Maoney-
Malnagement.net. a Web site that provides resources and tips on
managing finances, balancing bank accounts, recognizing the wairn-
ing signs of financial trouble. protecting against natural disasters
miand preparing for the future.
The site received more than 130,000 visitors last 'ear, and is a
great tool to use to get ahead and stay ahead.
If you're in financial distress. certified credit counseling can
help. If you're not sure of your stability, basic guidance from your o
lender or a financial adviser can also better prepare you for the flu-

In a recent survey. 81 percent :of those who responded ranked
themselves as being in "excellent" or "okav" financial shape.


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price range to shop

. Saves you time while shopping


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is, have a spending Strate-
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many gifts to buy and the
amount to spend on each
gift. Perhaps most impor-
tantly, keep well within
the maximum limit on
your credit cards. Maxing
out your credit card lim-
its has a significant and
negative impact on your
credit score and using
cash can help you keep in
line.
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Think about gifts that
have value and appreciate
over time, like savings
bonds, "two for one" cer-
tificates or gifts that save
the recipient money. A
thoughtful gift for a col-
lege student might be a
gift card for a campus
bookstore or a local
restaurant. Be aware of
gift card fees. Some gift
cards depreciate.
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March 31. Having this
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SPORTS
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Wallops Oak Hall, 28-6


Fran Hunt
Special From The Monticello News
The Aucilla Warriors clobbered Oak
Hall, 28-6, Friday night, Nov. 9 in grid-
iron action.
Coach Joe Striplin named Casey An-
derson as the offensive player of the
week. He had three carries for 84 yards
and one touchdown.
Woody Vollertsen was named as the
defensive player of the week. He had
nine tackles and 'three quarterback
sacks.
On the offensive side of the field,
quarterback Matt Dobson completed
eight passes of 17 attempts for 134 yards
and two touchdowns. Dobson also had


six rushes for 48 yards and two touch-
downs.
In rushing, Matt Bishop had 14 car-
ries for 141 yards.
Kyle Barnwell had four pass recep-
tions for 44 yards and one touchdown.
On the defensive side of the field, El-
liott Lewis, six tackles; Hunter Greene,
seven tacklers; Anderson, five tackles,
and Reggie Walker, three tackles, four
assists.
The Warriors wrap up the regular
season on a 7-3 record.
Striplin added that the Warriors
have been invited to attend the first an-
nual post-season Bell Bowl game, 7:00
p.m., Thursday night, Nov. 15 at Bell.


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SPORTS



Cowboys Roast War Eagles In Shutout


On November 9, the so-called Coun-
try Showdown ended with one high
school football team leaving the field
with their tail feathers between their
legs.
Madison County High School
boasts Florida State recruit Travis
Arnold, as well as stellar juniors Chris
Thompson, Cory Akins, and Jacobbi
McDaniel, and the senior quarterback
duo of Chestih Hardin and Blake Sapp.
Wakulla County High School was
not without their own stars. On the
field for Wakulla were two FSU com-
mits, including linebacker Nigel Brad-
ham and safety C.J. Holton.
The game was off to what seemed
like an even start at the end of the
first quarter, neither one of the district
champions had managed to score.
The second half was another story,
at least for the Cowboys. Blake Sapp
scored a 22-yard run on a War Eagle
fumble.
Daniel Sanders made the kick, and


MCHS had seven points on the previ-
ously empty scoreboard. On the very
next play, Wakulla managed somehow
to fumble the ball again, and Chris
Thompson scooped it up for an easy
six-yard touchdown.
Wakulla fumbled yet again, and
Madison recovered on the opposing
team's 38-yard line. On the next snap,
Madison scored on a 38-yard touch-
down pass from Sapp to Jabaris Thorn-
ton.
With just under eight minutes left
in the second quarter, Cory Akins ran
in an 83-yard touchdown.
At the half, the Cowboys led the
War Eagles 26-0. "We always go into a
game expecting to win," Head Coach
Frankie Carroll said, "but I expected a
lower score, I mean with all the hype
about their (Wakulla's) defense, but our
offense executed to perfection."
In the third quarter, Thompson
made his 24th rushing touchdown of
the year, and his second of the game.
Mr- - -- k .,


Wakulla scraped up two first downs in
the second half, and in the fourth quar-
ter, officials invoked the Mercy Rule
The Mercy Rule allows the clock to
count down continuously, without stop-
ping for most plays or incomplete pass-
es when one team has a huge margin
ov6r the other. Wakulla County radio
announcers commented that the War
Eagles didn't have to "cry uncle" be-
cause the Mercy Rule was "automatic
uncle."
At the end of the game, Madison
had racked up an astonishing 40 points
against Wakulla. Having only allowed
51 points all season, the War Eagles let
the Cowboys get by with a mere 11
points short of breaking their statistic.
Chris Thompson, one of the area's
top juniors, rushed 10 times for 102
yards and two touchdowns against
Wakulla. Florida State commit Travis
Arnold had nine tackles, two tackles
for losses, a sack and a forced fumble.
Jacobbi McDaniel, considered one of


the top junior in the state, made six
tackles and a tackle for loss. Recruit-
ing analysts predict that McDaniel will
be the top senior in the state next sea-
son.
"Our kids played their best game of
the year," Carroll said, "and our coach-
es did a great job getting them pre-
pared to play" On Friday, the Cowboys
face their first playoff game of the sea-
son, at home against Marianna.
Individual Statistics
Rushing Madison: Akins 7-124;
Thompson 10-102; Sapp 3-37.
Wakulla: C.J. Holton 3-22; Kendell
Gavin 5-18; Xavier Blocker 10-17; Brett
Wilson 1-13
Passing Madison: Sapp 2-8-1, 41;
Harden 3-3-0, 37; Donterius Huggins 0-1-0, 0.
Wakulla: Casey Eddinger 7-13-1, 5;
Mookie Forbes 0-3-0, 0; Blocker 0-1-0, 0.
Receiving Madison: Thornton 2-68;
Thompson 1-3; Billy Hatten 1-6; Johnson 1-1.
Wakulla: Tyrell Gavin 5-42: Nigel
Bradham 1-9; Blocker 1-3.


Greene Publishing, Inc. Photos by Jessica Higginbotham, November 9, 2007- Greene Publishing, Inc. Photos by Jessica Higginbotham, November 9, 2007
Frankie Carroll, head coach at Madison County High School, commented that The War Eagle defense blocked Madison on their last play of the first half, running
Wakulla's offense was great, and might have been a problem during the game last out the clock on a busy quarter for the Cowboys.
week. Madison's offense (at right in the photo above) played to win.
NFCC's Lady Sentinels Volunteer To Help Youth Lady Warriors


North Florida Communi-
ty College's Lady Sentinel
basketball players were out in
force Halloween night as the
team did community service
work to help youth in Madi-
son County.
The Lady Sentinels were
in charge of the ring toss at
the Ministers, Deacons and
Laymen Training Union


Youth Department's Hallelu-
jah Night
The event is designed to
put a spiritual atmosphere
into the Halloween celebra-
tion. Local churches come to-
gether for this event each
year and prepare food, games
and a good time within a
church atmosphere for more
than 100 youth.
Decked out in their silver
and maroon NFCC uniforms,
the Lady Sentinels were look-
ing good as they volunteered
their time at the Madison
'County Recreation Center
They reported a good
time was had by all. Team
members said the experience
was great, and they plan to
continue their community


service work in the future.
The team was assisted by
Coach Marcus Hawkins.
The Lady Sentinels begin
their regular season this
week on Nov 2-3 in Albany
Ga and play at home Nov. 9-10
in the NFCC Classic in Madi-
son.
For more information
about the NFCC athletic bas-
ketball programs, contact
head basketball coach Clyde
Alexander at 850.973.1609 or
email Alexander at Athlet-
icDeptinfecdu or assistant
coach Marcus Hawkins at
HawkinsMinfec.edu. You
may also go to nfcc.edu and
click on athletics to learn
more about NFCC's athletics
programs.


Qualify J
Fran Hunt
Special From The Monticello News
For the fifth consecutive year, the Au-
cilla Christian Academy girl's cross coun-
try team, qualified for the State Champi-
onships, after finishing
sixth during the Region- -
als, held Saturday, Nov. 10
at Tallahassee Miccosu-
kee Greenway /
Sarah Sorensen fin- /
ished 13th with 21:22; Tris-
tan Sorensen, 21st with
21:49; and Michaela Roc-
canti set a personalrecord \
of 21:59 and finished 27th.
Anna Finlayson fin-


For State
ished 47th with 23:29; Elizabeth Riley,
49th, setting a personal record with 23:33;
Angela McCune, 73rd with 26:53; and Jes-
sica Hagan, 74th with 26:58.
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state championship, 9
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Land Clearing, Ponds, Stump Re-
moval, Demolition, and Roads. No
Job Too Small. Free Estimates. Call
Paul Kinsley at 850-973-6326
I build sheds, decks,
exterior carpentry work,
window and
door replacement.
Call Bob: 850-242-9342

BETTER BUILT DECKS
10'x10'.with hand rails $800.
12'x12' with hand rails $1,000.
Materials included in price. Also
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Call (850) 929-9934.
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and sweet lab mixed. Six to
choose from. (850) 929-2999.






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Welding
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5 Controllers
2 Memory Cards
10 Games
Excellent Condition
$100
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25 lbs. of
Clean Newspapers
just $2 a bundle
973-4141






'Need 10-20 chickens.
Maybe a roaster or two
also guineas and peafowls.
850-464-1165


Wanted Farm land for long term
(5+years) lease to grow perennial
native warm season grasses for
seed and hay. Excellent food and
cover for doves, quail and deer.
Contact Joe Reams, III
850-948-1709
850-879-6481
sandyford@embarqmail.com


For Sale: 3 Nanny Goats, all ap-
pear to be carrying babies. For
Sale: One 3/4 Great Pyrenees &
1/4 German Shepherd dog, less
than one year old. All Shots &
meds completed. $300 absolute
firm. Call 850-973-4004.
Get that aquarium sparkling again
in time for the Holidays! Save $$$
during the Clean Up Your Tank
Sale at
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Apartments !
1, 2 & 3 BR HC & non-HC acces-
sible apts. Rental assistance may be
available. HUD vouchers accepted.
Call 850-948-3036. TDD/TTY
711. 192 NW Greenville Pointe
Trail, Greenville, FL 32331. Equal
Housing Opportunity

Southern m llas of

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


Vintage stucco home in nice neigh-
borhood. Located near lake .and
recreation park. 2 bed/i bath. $525
rent, 850-673-9425.
.:apartment for; nt near downtown
& College. 2 Bed/i Bath $460.
Please call 850-524-2093.
For Rent $75.00 Weekly
Fully furnished rooms, Includes
lights and water.
Call: 850-973-4606
800-785-7433


Cambridge Manor
Apartments designed for Senior's
and Disabled. 1 & 2 bedrooms,
HUD vouchers accepted Call 850-
973-3786 TTY Acs 711.
Equal Housing Opportunity
Luxury Apartments- overlooking
the Courthouse Circle in downtown
Monticello, 3BR/2BA, $1050.
Monthly, Contact Katrina Walton at
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Pioneer
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Services
Land Clearing, Ponds, Stump
Removal, Demolition, Roads,
Mowing, Discing, Box-Blading,
and Tilling.
We have top soil and fill dirt
Call Paul Kinsley
850-973-6326



Commercial

/Industrial

Property
with state higlfway frontage-23
acres, Corer lots. Fronts both
Harvey Greene Drive and High-
way 53 South. Natural gas line,
8 inch water main, access to city
utilities, fire hydrant, and ser-
vice from two power companies.
Property has easy access to I-10,
via SR 53 & SR 14. Will build to
suit tenant.
Call Tommy Greene
850-973-4141


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HELP WN ANTED


Account Services- Looking for an
enthusiastic individual with an out-
going personality to manage our
Fortune 1000 accounts. Must be
self starter, professional, organized,
articulate, be a team player, and
have a minimum of 2 years in Mar-
keting or Customer Service related
field.

Benefits, competitive wage & op-
portunity for growth. Please mail
resume to the following: Corporate
Graphics 240 SW Commerce Dri-
ve, PO Box 650, Madison, FL
32341 or fax to: 850-973-1377
Attn: Human Resources or email to
sdgonynor@ceintl.com Please no
phone calls.

Maintenance person needed at
Holiday Inn Express. Located at I-
10 & SR 53. Apply in person.
The City of Madison has one open-
ing in the Street Department for a
Maintenance worker, light equip-
ment operator, and truck driver.
Applicants must have a valid Flori-
da Class B, Commercial Driver's li-
cense or obtain the same within
six months after being employed,
or you will forfeit your position.
Applicants must read and write the
English language, be able to com-
municate orally and be able to fol-
low oral 'and written instructions.
This position requires a lot of medi-
.um to heavy physical labor.
Applicants should have experience
driving large trucks, 26 tons (trash
and garbage trucks.) It is preferred
that applicants have a.high school
diploma or GED. The person hired
for this position must pass a physi-
cal examination, background check
and drug test. We will be accepting
applications for this position from
November 13, 2007 until Noven-
ber 26,2007.
Applications may be picked up at
City Hall Monday through Friday
from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
The City, of Madison' is an EOE, a
drug free workplace and recognizes
veteran's preference.


Senior Citizens Council of
Madison County, Inc.

Position: Van Driver
Qualifications: High school
diploma or GED or previous work
experience in lieu of education re-
quirements. Must be skilled in the
safe operation of vans or school
bus. Must have a safe driving
record. Valid Florida CDL license
or driver's license with a good dri-,
ving record is required. Must be
able to follow oral and written in-
structions. Must be able to get
along with the seniors /public.
Duties: Pick up Seniors, medical
transportation for seniors, deliver
hot and frozen meals. Other duties
as assigned by the Transportation
Supervisor and Executive Director.
This is for 25 to 30 hours a week.


GREENE.
Publishing, Inc,
Greene Publishing, Inc. is now ac-
cepting applications for current as
well as future position openings.
Experience is preferred but we will
train the right individuals. Working
at the newspaper is fun rewarding,
fast paced and requires a person
that is outgoing and capable of
working easily under stress and
deadlines. No two days are ever the
same. Key full time or part-time
positions include:

Reporters
Advertising Sales Associates
Layout & Design
(Experience required)

If you're a responsible adult, punc-
tual, and have a great attendance
record, please fax your resume to
Ted at 850-973-4121, email to:
2ted@greenepublishing.com or ap-
ply in person at our office on Hwy
53,just south of Madison. We wel-
come those who want to grow
with us.


RNs & LPNs
PRN and On-Call nurses are need-
ed for the various counties -
Wakulla/ Franklin, Jeffer-
son/Madison/Taylor ancd
Gadsden/Liberty. Must have cur-
rent Florida license.

Grief & Loss Counselor
Full-time for Jeffer-
son/Madison/Taylor counties to in-
clude some evening and weekend.
Must have a master's degree in So-
cial work or in a related field. Two
years of hospice experience pre-
ferred.

Great benefit package!
Interested candidates can apply in
person for by faxing a resume to
850-575-6814 fax
APPLY ON-LINE
AT:www.bigbendhospice.org
EOE/DFWP/ADA
Smoke Fee Workplace


The City. of Madison will be ac-
cepting applications for a trainee
for the Potable Water Department.
Applicants must be 18 years of age,
possess a valid Florida Driver's Li-
cense, High School Diploma or
GED, and pass a drug test, back-
ground check and physical exami-
nation. We prefer someone with at
least one year of field experience in
pipe fitting or related background.
Job applications and job descrip-
tions'may be picked up at City Hall
between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and
5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
We will be accepting applications
for this, position from November
13, 2007 until November 21, 2007.
The City of Madison is an Equal
Opportunity Employer and recog-
nizes veteran's preference.
Front Desk person needed at the
Madison Holiday Inn, located on I-
10 & SR 53. Must apply in person.



GREENEs

Publishing, Inc, 1
Ad Builder/Graphic Artist need-
ed. The position includes designing
and building the ads for both week-
ly papers. Must be able to work
well under pressure and maintain a
team player relationship with co-
workers. Experience and/or educa-
tion in this field preferred. Apply in
person at 1695 South SR 53 or fax
resume to 850-973-4121


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LEGALS


Madison County Carrier 19A


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NOTICE (:O IN IENT:
Pending Board \pprosal. N.,nh florida Cummunll) (CillLs inland to dlioiin.al llt
Dean Af Plnnmng. Rcrdlmin nl. R-l nlion A% (Ir.ant p,,iilon f'.r Iinldiiu n inlio Ihi St-
nior Manal~emnl e rni e n Iasi of I ihe Florida Rtliriminlt 'i\ slm. \n) qju-i.n- ir
concerns sh..,uld be addr-,- il Io Ih Human RiRu.irc Omfil aji 32? N\\ furnir Da l,
Dri, NMadison FL 3234u or call s5uo-''-9-448-''3-94-l8.
I .fw 211f1'. 11,'141.f2l17


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

There will be a regular meeting of the Madison County Board of County Commission-
ers on December 5, 2007 at 9:00 a.m. in the County Commissioner's Meeting Room,
229 SW Pinckney Street, Room 107, Madison, Florida, to hear the following item.

TEMPORARY USE PERMIT CASE NO. 07-2. Catharine Wren is requesting a Tem-
porary Use Permit to allow a second dwelling in order to care for her husband, on a
parcel of land located at 774 NE Dill Street, Madison, Florida Section 31, Township 2N,
Range 10E, in Madison County. Said parcel contains 10 acres more or less and is
zoned Agricultural -2.

For a more complete and accurate legal description, please feel free to contact the Madi-
son County Planning & Zoning Department at (850) 973-3179.

11/14/2007


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that ARTHUR G. SMITH, the holder of the following
certificate has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The certificate
number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it is assessed
is as following:

CERTIFICATE N0.02-959-TD
YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2002
NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED: JEFFREY NAPIER, TRAVIS NAPIER &
FREDRICK, NAPIER
DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Parcel S17-1N-1 1-6183.1ET.012
LOT 12 OF MADISON ESTATES S/D

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 18th day of DECEMBER, 2007 at 11:00 am.

Dated this 6th day of NOVEMBER, 2007.


TIM SANDERS
OF CIRCUIT COURT
MADISON COUNTY.
MADISON, FLORIDA

BY: RAMONA DICKiNSON
Deputy Clerk


11/14. 11/21. 11/28.12/5


NOTICE OF PPPLIC\TION FOR T\X DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that ARTHUR G, SMITH, the holder of the following
certificate has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon, The certificate
number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it is assessed
Is as follows:

CERTIFICATE N0.01.361 -TD
YEAR OF ISSUANCE; 2001
NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED: JAMES VICKERS
DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Parcel #00.00-00-2567-000-000
LOT 9 BLK D SOUTHERN SAWMILL S/D

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 18th day of DECEMBER, 2007 at 11:00 am.
Dald Ihis 71h day of NOVEMBER, 2007.
TIM SANDERS
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
MADISON COUNTY
MADISON, FLORJDA

BY: RAMONA DICKINSON
Deputy Clerk

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IN IliII ( IRI IT )OURT. THIRD
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, LN AND FOR
SMADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA.
D & E POOL 1995, LLP
Plaintiff,


Case No.: 2007-526-CA
CIVIL DIVISION


vs.
SCYNTHIA ELAINE JOHNSON,
Defendant.
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NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: CYNTHIA ELAINE JOHNSON
Post Office Box 933
Madison, Florida 32341

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to quiet title has been filed against
you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to said com-
Splaint on the Plaintiff's attorney, whose name and address is: Cary A. Hardee, II, Post
Office Drawer 450, Madison, Florida 32341 on or before NOVEMBER 28, 2007, and
file the original with the Clerk of this court before service on the Plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default will be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of said Court on this 26th day of October, A.D.
2007.
By: TIM SANDERS, Clerk of the Court
By: Christy R. Wilson, Deputy Clerk

0/31.11/7.11/14/11/21

NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT
TO CHAPTER 83. PART IV

Under the Authority of the Self-Service Storage Facility Act, Section 83.805 the de-
Sscribed below has been seized for nonpayment of rent and other accrued expenses.
Property consists primarily of household & personal goods in units rented by: Melvin
Alexander. Clinton Cogdell. Marvin King. Chris Parker. and Shirley Scott The prop-
erty will be sold at auction to the highest bidder as provided by the Self-Storage Facil-
ity Act, Section 83.806. The sale will be held Friday, November 30. 2007 at 9:00 A.M..
at the Madison Mini Storage, 1098 East U.S. 90, in Madison, Florida For farther in-
formation call 971-5744.

11/14,11/21


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Dinner Wee days: 4 p.m. 10 p.m.
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PUBLIC NOTICE
The Madison County Soil & Water Conservation District will hold their monthly meet-
ing November 19,2007 at the Farm Service Center located at 1416 U.S. 90 E. The meet-
ing will begin at 8:15 in Suite 2. The public is invited to attend.

11/14/2007


PUBLIC NOTICE

ON OCTOBER 15, 2007, OSCAR AGUERO MINISTRY, TENDERED TO THE FED-
ERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION AN APPLICATION FOR A CON-
STRUCTION PERMIT FOR A NEW CLASS A FM RADIO STATION TO OPERATE
ON 90.7 MHZ, SERVING THE COMMUNITY OF LEE, FL. THE CALL LETTERS
OF THIS STATION HAVE NOT YET BEEN ASSIGNED.

THE PROPOSED TRANSMITTER ADDRESS IS LOCATED NEAR STATE RD 141
AND NW 69TH DR. THE PROPOSED HEIGHT OF THE STATION BROADCAST
ANTENNA IS 55 METERS ABOVE GROUND LEVEL WITH AN EFFECTIVE RA-
DIATED POWER OF 6 KILOWATTS.

THE STATION'S STUDIO WILL BE LOCATED IN LEE, FL. COPIES OF THE AP-
PLICATION AND RELATED MATERIAL ARE AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC IN-
SPECTION AT LEE PUBLIC LIBRARY 190 SE COUNTY ROAD 255, LEE, FL
32059. THE BOARD MEMBERS ARE: OSCAR AGUERO, STELLA AGUERO,
DIEGO AGUERO, FERNANDO CASTRO, MAXIMO SOTELO, HECTOR PIREZ,
JAVIER RODRIQUEZ, YADER SIMPSON, RENE BETANCOURT, AND ELIAM
SAUCZUK.

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TRADITIONS

A, li rIii Uii '
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meal jand generanons of nrual' E\ery family, has their ..n .ir l-ohdaj, naditions.
heatherr i is a signature dish or an after dinner ritual, and marn, of:" those cusitomrr CrL"o' No-Stick Spray with Pillsbuiry'FI '. ; -.
happen in the kitchen and at the dinner table \our mealtime memones nfluernce old and ne% traditio-ns Itl'i i 18.25-ot.) bor Pillsburas DevilsF 4 'ootN Y
each generjion adding a chapter to the recipe book. 1-1/4 cups Nater .. "
According :t a ne'w survey conducted by Kelton Re.earch, on behalf of The I M Smucker Compian. families valuee tra- 12 cup Crisco' Vegetable Oil :- .
Jdiions More than se' en in ten (71". Americans agree that the bct a.', to continue their tamhilt traditions 1s through gatb- 4 large eggs e .
enngs and celebranons O.er fix In ten 161"t) say that holiday meal,- are becoming more importan to them as the 1I (3.9-oz.) pkg instant chocolate p .
get older, and as families are sitting doin to share a holiday meal thi- 'ejson. nearly se en in ten i6.8'-".) ill hate at filing mis "
least three generations gathered around the holiday table. 1. (12-oz.) pkg semi-sweet choColate
For generations, home chefs even, here have rrusted The J Nt Sniucker Compan, to help presence itaonrie famnil p :
recipes and create new dishes destined to become rraditons. Thisi .ear The NI. Smucker Compan m'. in es ,lou to begin Frosttig i p
a ne' tradition around the dinner table w-itl the help i.o these classic recipes ./2 cup P ll sbu T.. pped..Su


Loaded Baked Potato Casserole
Crico' Original No-Stick Cooking Spra.y
2 (12-I1.-oz.) cans PET' Evaporated Milk
2 cups water
6 tbsps butter or margarine
3 (4.9-oz.i boxes Hungry Jack' Cheddar &
Bacon Potatoes
2 cups sour cream
1/2 cup chopped chives or green onions
I cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
I HEAT oven to 350'F. Spray 13,' 9-inch baking
pan witth no-stick cooking spray.
2. COMBINE evaporated milk, water, butter. potato
slices and sauce mix in 5-quart pot. Cook over medium
heat. lust anil nuriure comes to g boil Remove from
heat. Stir in sour cream and chives or green omens.
Pour into prepared pan. Sprinkle with.cheese.
3. BAKE 40 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown.

Pan Roasted Chicken Provencal
1/3 cup Pillsbury BEST' AltPurpose Flour
3-1/2 Ibs chicken breasts and tighs (4each)
2 rbsps Crisco' Canola Oil -. '-
Vegetable Nlisture .
3/4 cup Smuckers' Sweet Orange w Sugar
Marmalade, or Sweet Orange. Marmalade
1/2 (16-oz.) pkg frozen red, ygfl8w aiLd green
pepper strips (about 2-1/M cips)
1 (14-1/2-oz.) can diced toatoes
2 tsps minced garlic ,'
1/4 tsp crushed rosemary ..
1/2 tsp ground thyme
I tbsp cornstarch '
I. PLACE flour in I -gallon reseaable food stdra-gi bag.../
Add chicken to flour, one piece at a time. shaking
to coat itih flour Repeat williremaining chick~n.
Season chicken on all sides salt and per
2 HEAT oil large skillet over i -high. 'd
chicken, cooking until well ed on, Re-
move chicken from skillet. iafilorfroni't
3 COhBINE orange m a ipper stlrnI ma-
toes, garlic. rosemary andt bjh in skillet.:Sk i
Place chicken on vegetable re skin sideldo n
Bring to a boil Re mer. co, --
4. COOK chicken 35j';s, g chicken
skin side up halfway tlit cooking time. Cook-lm-
til internal temperature Lahes 165F and jwces run
clear w hen pricked siithork.
5. WHISK cornstarchbinti 1.- c' ofCOLD watt.
Place chicken on serving dish .c.misgrcimix-.
rure into vegetables. Cook untff fi kenlu poon
vegetable mixture on lop of cend'~.ecious
sen ed ov er cooked rotelle or isilli pasta.
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Chopped Italian Salad with
Italian Vinaigrette
Italian \ inaigrette
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
I tbsp Dijon-style mustard
1 pinch salt
I pinch pepper
2 ibsps chopped herbs (a mixture of basil.
oregano and Ihyme)
1/2 cup Crisco* Canola Oil
Chopped Italian Salad
I head romaine lettuce (about 1-1/4 Ibs).
cut into I-inch squares
1/3 cup roasted red peppers (one 4-oz. jar),
drained and sliced
1/4 Ib sliced salami
1/3 cup red onion, chopped
I-142 cups ripe black olives, pitted and
chopped
1/2 container provolone cheese, diced
For vmiaigrette
1. COMBINE vinegar, mustard, salt, pepper and
herbs in blender or food processor. Proce's on
high speed until mixture is %ell blended. With
motor running, careful\ pour oil in a steadN
stream. Refrigerate after use vinaigrette will
last appromimatel 2 seekss in refrigerator;
For salad
1, COMBINE all ingredients m large bowl. Toss .
co combine. Dress withlAtalian Vinairette.

Curried Peanut Soup
3/4 cup shreiled carrots
1/2 cup chopped onion .
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup butter or margarine
2 tbsps Pillsbury BEST'All Purpose.Flour"
Isp curry powder
1/4 Isp salt
2 cans (14.5 oz.) chicken broth
2 tsps %Vorcestershire sauce
3/4 cup Jif Extra Crunch) Pe Butter
Chopped peanuts, cirry powd~br, shredded
coconut for garnish, if desiy d
1. COOK and sur carrot.. nton and celery mn,6utter 0
or marganne, in 2-quart saucepan untiutender.,
Blend in flour, curry powder andsalt.Add chicken
broth and Worcestershirkiwauce. Cook and snr until
thickened and bubbly.
2. REDUCE heat. Add peanut buner, stirnng until thor-
oughlh combined Serveojot with assorted garnishes,
if desired.. :




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H holiday celebrations stop time for a moment, as the seasons and \ears slide by. and pro\ ide
families the oppormmrur to sit down at the table together and reconnect. Nhriam Weinstein. author
of The Suorsiinig Puoler tf Faind) MAials Hon Earitn Together Ala ke Us Smarte,: Sornger.
Healthier amid Hlappicr. supests these tips on hoyw to get the most out of holdaN get-togethers
SBefore the holiday, shovw our kids photos of the people whoe \ill be there, explain their relation
and share some memones.
r, Decide which traditions are northh continuing or bringing back. What new ones can Nou make?
. Try to appreciate shatt is, instead of freeing about what is not.
r, Express your appreciation to others.
n Honor your shared past while connecting in the present

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Your choice of either a Pumpkin or Pecan Pie. Served with a 24 ct. of rolls.
S Deadlines for taking orders is Tuesday 20th at noon.
All orders will need to be picked up either Wednesday the 21st
between 12 p.m. 9 p.m. or on Thanksgiving Day
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