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THE SPIRIT OF MADISON COUNTY


Greenville

County

Christmas
Page 16A


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Cowboys Headed To State
The Madison
County High
School Cowboys
will head to the
state champi-
onship game in
Orlando this Sat-
urday, December 8,
after thumping the
South Sumtera
Raiders 47-20 last .
Friday evening,
November 30. The
Cowboys will
leave Madison
County at 8:30 a.m.
and make the trip
through down-
town Madison be-
fore heading to the
Interstate and to
the game, which
will be played at 7
p.m. that evening
at the Citrus Bowl.
Everyone is
asked to show up
in town, wearing
their Cowboy col-
ors and cheering
the Cowboys on to
victory
Tickets to the
game are available
at the high school
and at Madison
Sporting Goods
For those who
cannot make the
game, it will be
broadcast on Fox ,
Sports Florida,
which is'on satel-
lite.
Go, Cowboys! "
Photos Courtesy of Tudor Rose Photography


Madison County Loses Two Beloved Ladies


Horry Street



Getting Facelift


Workers dig up part of Horry Street next to First United
Methodist Church in Madison:The work is being done as part of
a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for downtown
revitalization.


By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Horry Street in downtown
Madison is getting a facelift.
The new road construction
is being done thanks to a Com-
munity Development Block
Grant.
"The grant will help pay for
new parking spaces in front of
the First United Methodist
Church and create handicap ac-
cessible areas," said Chuck


Hitchcock, the city's Director of
Public Works.
The total scope of the work
runs from Horry Street to Dade
Street and will turn south at the
fire station and head to Shelby
Street.
"I think the handicap ac-
cess will help everyone," Hitch-
cock said, "and One Eleven
Grill puts a demand on the
Please see FACELIFT,
Page 3A


Davis Passes Away


By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
There are warm smiles.
contagious smiles, and then
there is the Martha Davis
smile, and it will be sorely
missed. Survived by her
husband Jimmy whose
family's footprint is part
of the landscape of Madi-
son County Martha Davis,.
too, leaves a legacy; a lega-
cy of warmth, and a legacy
of care.
Although slowed a bit
over the last two years from her
battle with cancer, she didn't,let it
keep her from helping those she loved, which includ-
ed just about anyone who shared time with her.
Martha Davis simply had a way of bringing out they
best in anything and anybody And, as her closest
friends would attest, she is the reason there are say-
ings like "the power behind the throne," having spent
50 years growing a family and a business with her
husband. Martha passed away Sunday December 2, at
her home.
In addition to being a devoted wife and best friend
to her husband, who she met while attending Florida
State University Martha Davis was a very loving
mother to her two sons, Jay and Hank, and daughter,
Lynne. As her family grew to include seven grand-
children and two great-grandchildren, she spoiled all
of them with all the love she had strength to give.
Perhaps it's only fitting that in this season of our
Lord, a season lighted by the radiance of sacrificial
love, that Martha Owen Davis, born April 25, 1936,
should return. She will be missed by all who knew
her. Her funeral will be Wednesday December 5, at
First United Methodist Church, Madison, at three
o'clock.


Nancy Scarboro Passes Away
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Longtime Greenville
librarian, school secre-
tary and business own-
er Nancy Scarboro J
died Sunday, Decem-
ber 2, at her home in
Greenville. She was 65
years old.
Born in Marion,
S.C., she had lived most
of her life in Greenville,
where she was the owner
of Greenville Furniture
Company and a secretary at
the former Greenville High School.
She also ran the computer lab at the former
Greenville Middle School.
Scarboro was of the Southern Baptist faith
and was a member of Greenville Baptist Church,
where she served as the church's pianist.
She had also been a contributing columnist to
Greene Publishing, Inc., where she kept the coun-
ty informed of news in Greenville.
She is survived by her loving husband, Ron-
nie Scarboro; two sons, Jamie Scarboro (and his
wife Nancy) and Jon Scarboro (and his wife Kim),
all of Greenville; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lyles
Harper of Greenville; three brothers Mac Harper
(and wife Beth) of Tallahassee, Bobby Harper
(and wife Kristie) of Sirmans and Kenny Harper
(and wife Wendy) of Greenville; and two grand-
children, J.R. Scarboro III and Katie Scarboro,
both of Greenville, as well as a number of nieces
and nephews.
Her brother, Joey Harper, preceded her in
death.
Funeral services will be a 11 a.m. on Thurs-
Please see Scarboro, Page 3A


Madison County Health Council To

Support The Whole Community
By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Madison County Health
Council has a simple mission
that in full gear will create a
monumental step toward
achieving "the highest level of
health and wellness possible for
the people of Madison." The
Council includes, and is seek-
ing, leadership from the health,
government and business com-
Please see MADISON
HEALTH, Page 3A Bonnie Webb


Greene Publishing, Ine.

Can Help Get Letters To Santa
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Any children wishing to write letters to
Santa, but not knowing the exact address
*,e'. can bring their letters to Greene Pub-
lishing, Inc., located on Highway 53
South, or mail them in care of Greene
publishing, Inc., P.O. Drawer 772,
SMadison, FL 32341. The letters will
'be forwarded to Santa and also be
published in the December 21 edi-
tion of The Madison Enterprise-
Recorder.
Greene Publishing, Inc. needs the let-
ters by December 18 to make sure that they reach the North Pole
in time.


2 Sections, 28 Pages
Around Madison County ............5-7A
Church Section C
Classifiedws/Lga l 14-15A
Christmas Shopping 8A
Health IlA
Money & Finance 9A
School/Sports 12-13A
View points ........................... ...................... 2-3A


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in the upper 40s.


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


training, mentoring or by
the individuals involved
being able to better under-
stand each other.
During the recent
years, I have had to ask
why so because there have
been so many acts of vio-
lence involving powerless
children. The most publi-


Wandering
With The Publisher
Mary Ellen Greene
Columnist


In Loving Memory Of....

Martha Owen Davis


In a lifetime, one has many friends, but just a few are
ever considered "close friends."
This week,. I lost a close friend with the passing of
Martha Owen Davis.
Martha was not just my friend, she was everyone's
friend.
Martha always had good things to say about every-
body, and if she told you something, you could "take it to
the bank," as the old saying goes. Her promise was her
bond.
There is an old saying that goes, "Friendship is love
with understanding" and anyone with a heart full of
friendship has a hard time finding enemies.
This was Martha.
I don't know anyone who didn't love and admire
Martha Davis.
I will miss her dearly Her family will miss her dai-
ly and her many, many friends. will miss her loving
smile and sweet disposition.
I will think of Martha every day, and the good times
we have shared with her and her family over the years.
We have made many trips together through the years. I
will remember the several days four of us couples took
many years ago to Las Vegas. Then there were the trips
to the beach, and just many other good times Jimmy and
Martha took off with us in our motor home, sharing the
time with other friends and attending FSU and U of F
ballgames. What fun we had!!!! (I hope we didn't em-
barrass anyone who saw us.)
These are just a few of the many good memories that
have run through my mind this week. There are so
many more.
I thought of Martha when I read this poem this
week:

WHERE LOVED ONES WAIT

Urns of roses dripping o'er
Primrose paths to make a floor
Lovebirds nestled in the trees
A sacred hymn to smell the breeze
Everywhere a pleasant word
Then God's precious voice is heard.
This the Mansion high above
Christ said God prepared with love
Here He teaches in this bower
How to make a tender flower
Tucks our Loved Ones down to rest
In this place that they love best.
Dimly lights with Evening Star
Keeping watch where e'er they are.
Let not tears make life seem o'er
Their Souls live forevermore.

I know Martha will be waiting on us in Heaven, and
knowing this, as in Revelation 7:17: "...and God shall
wipe away all tears from our eyes."
Within this column is one of the many wonderful
pictures taken with her, that I have to remember. Look-
ing at them makes me smile, and I know it will make all
of you smile as well, remembering our beloved Martha.
"Nuff said....Bye for now.... See 'ya.


WHY-
Why is a simple three
letter word we use to ques-
tion when we do not un-
derstand why acts,
whether natural or unnat-
ural, occur. Many of the
unnatural acts involve vi-
olence centered on cir-
cumstances that could be
avoided with education,


cized incident I can re-
member involved the
Smith children from
North Carolina. This
mother apparently placed
her children in the back
seat of her car and al-
lowed the car to roll into a
lake sinking, only to
drown her children. Three
recent acts of violence
which involve children are
equally disturbing, "Baby
Grace" A Galveston, TX
couple (mother/ stepfa-
ther) had killed their two
year old daughter, placed
the lifeless body into a
Sterilite container and
then put the container
into a Galveston water
way to float out to sea. The
adults had beaten the
child, thrown her tiny
body across the room then
held her underwater be-:
fore she died on July 24
(cnn.com "Baby Grace").
In Augusta, GA it was re-
ported ,30 .November
(foxnews.com "Mom fatal-
ly stabs 2 toddlers in Store
bathroom"), a 22 year old
mother of two had taken
her children (1 and 3 years
of age) into a local conve-
nience store. Moments lat-
er the clerk heard crying
coming from the store's re-
stroom. In just a few brief
seconds the crying turned
to a scream then all was
silent. The store clerk
went to the door attempt-
ing to open with no suc-
cess. Law enforcement of-
ficials arrived only to find
another two children had
been repeatedly stabbed in
the chest innocently los-
ing their lives due to un-
necessary acts of violence.
Reported 1 December in
Chippewa Falls, WI, a,
mother and husband are
facing child neglect
charges for abusing two
boys ages 6 and 7. The 6
year old went to school
and it was noticed he was
severely bruised. Later the
investigation revealed the
6 year old and his 7 year
old brother were "duct"
taped together with no
lose on, standing outside
and had water poured over
them. (foxnews.com
"Cops: Wisconsin Parents
Poured Water on Pants-
less, Duct-Tapped Chil-
dren Outside"). Hundreds
of cases of violent acts
against children are re-
ported annually involving
abuse in some form or
fashion, whether it is
physical, mental or sexu-
al.
These acts of violence
are just a small example of
many tragedies involving
the deaths and abuse of
children occurring across
the United States. What
will it take to stop the vio-
lent actions involving in-
nocent children whose
lives had only begun? I
ask myself, why but no an-
swer ever comes. A child
is such a precious life that
has unlimited potential
and a future that no one
can fully comprehend un-
til that child is able to live
out his/ her life. So why,
are there so many chil-
dren whose life is taken
away before they are given
an opportunity to play,
learn, and succeed and to
live?
We can probably pro-
vide a list of endless ex-
cuses to search for an an-
swer to the question;
"WHY". But, will we ever
find an answer? Could it


Emerald Kinsley, Publisher

The Earth Has Dimmed A Bit But

Heaven Is Shining More Brightly


be the increasing violence
on television, drug use
amongst young parents,
single parents not being in
a stable relationship, the
list only grows but with-
out a true reason explain-
ing why these tragedies
occur. You have to ask, is
there a "real" reason for
these acts on children? It
is hard to imagine why or
how someone would harm
an innocent child. There
are so many families who
can not have their own
children and who would
love to adopt un-wanted
children to give him a
chance at life which so
many will never get.
The more I read of vio-
lent acts such as these, the
more I continue to ask my-
self why and the harder it
is to understand. In each
case I am left with empti-
ness, lack of understand-
ing and an extremely
heavy heart. Working with
children has, been my pro-
fession for over 20 years; I
see these precious lives
that have been provided
by God as the future of
our society. Our nation
must work together to ed-
ucate everyone to insure
these unwarranted acts
against a defenseless child
will no longer occur. The
United States based it's
foundation upon being
known as a well educated
"super power", the land of'
the free and the home of
the brave; however, bar-
baric acts of violence
against children are con-
trary to the foundations
and principles this great
nation was founded upon.
Obviously, this is an
extremely delicate and im-
portant issue which must
be resolved immediately
before more children con-
tinue to lose this winless
battle. Children are a gift
of God and each one
should be given an oppor-
tunity, just as each of us
had as a child, to be nur-
tured, to play, to learn and
to grow in a peaceful fami-
ly who shares the love for
one another. All communi-
ties across the nation
should share these
thoughts so we may all
work together to prevent
the unnecessary harm to
this great gift.

Sam Stalnaker
Bagram, Afghanistan
December 1, 2007


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The past weekend marked the passing of Martha
Davis. What a sad, sad, time this is. I truly feel as if the
Earth has dimmed a bit but heaven is shining more
'brightly
As children are growing up, there is always a non-
family member that is considered as the "second moth-
er." Mrs. Davis (or Aunt Martha) was mine., ,,,,,
I had the pleasure of going to visit Mrs. Daviglast
week and being able to tell her I love her, for the last
time, before her passing. I truly thank the Lord for that
opportunity.
With my Dad and "Uncle Jimmy" being best friends,
our families did everything together. I grew up being as
close with the Davis family as I was to my own. -
The last few days I've really been reminiscing over
days gone by. So many times I spent at their house, play-
ing with Hank. So many times Mrs. Davis fed me,
hugged me, loved me, and tucked me in at night.
So many times, in my columns, I talk about making
memories with your children. Spending quality time to-
gether. My mother was the one to teach me these things.
She has always told me that one day the memories will
be the only thing left; make them good.
I know that Jay, Lynne, and Hank can look back on
their lives with their mother and have an abundance of
memories. I know that Jimmy and Martha Davis lived
by the same philosophy that my parents did, and that
they made memory after memory for their children.
My love and prayers are with the Davises. Nothing
in this world is more precious than a mother. God made
mothers special and made them irreplaceable. Mrs.
Davis was no exception. Her kind heart and gentle spir-
it made her one of the nicest ladies that I knew. Her love
and kindness for me made her "my second mother" and
I'll miss her greatly
For those left on Earth, all we havd is time. Make the-
best of it. Hug your children; go eat dinner with your
parents; call your brother or sister; go tell someone you
love them. One day all that will be left is memories.
Make them good.
Until then..... I'll see you around the town.


"They Are So Precious"









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Santa Claus Is Coming To Lee

The Lee Volunteer Fire Department will hold its an-
nual Christmas party on Saturday, December 15, at the
Fire Department in Lee. Santa Claus will make a special
appearance at the party at 7 p.m. Dinner will be served
at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
Midway Church of God will hold its annual Christ-
mas play on Sunday, December 23, beginning at .6 p.m. at
the church. Everyone is welcome.
Condolences go out to the families of Dot Thompson
and Martha Davis, who both died this past weekend.
Both women will be greatly missed.
Happy birthday wishes are extended to Quincy
Thomas and Tyler Lamb, who will celebrate their big
days on Friday, December 7. Amanda Doyle and Kaylee
Groover will celebrate their birthdays on Saturday, De-
cember 8. Eddie Richie will celebrate his big day on Sun-
day, December 9. Weta Johnson and Louvenia Carter
will celebrate their birthdays on Monday, December 10.
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.






Vicki Vickery vs. Kenneth Vickery, Jr.-domestic in-
junction
Jodi R. Cooper vs. Michael Cooper-dissolution of
marriage
Household Finance Corporation III vs. Temple S.
Walker-mortgage foreclosure
Julian D. Gause and DOR vs. Jolene E. Arthur-other
domestic
Rutha M. Bell and DOR vs. Toccara L. Franklin-oth-
er domestic
Joshua M. Lebman vs. Jason Barber-repeat domes-
tic injunction
Michael Robinson vs. Jason Barber-repeat domestic
injunction
Rhoba Shepherd and DOR vs. Robin L. Claxton-sup-
port
Taylor Bean and Whitaker Mtg. Corp. vs. Justin D.
Burt-mortgage foreclosure
Ashley Williams and DOR vs. Johnathan Keene-
UFISA
Sapphire R. Gee and DOR vs. Dexter Richardson-
other domestic
MCCB vs. Delmina A. Joseph-mortgage foreclosure
Michael Johnson and DOR vs. Tricia Pastia-UFISA
Sharon.K. Kines vs. Robert J. Kines-domestic in-
junction
Deutsche Bank National Trust Company vs. Marie
A. Jean-mortgage foreclosure


Scarboro


cont from page 1A


day, December 6, at Greenville Baptist Church. Burial
will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Greenville.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednes-
day, December 5, at Beggs Funeral Home, Madison
Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Big
Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL
32308.


Facelift


parking area. The new
parking spaces should
help with that."
Ray Griffin, who owns
PBC Financial which is
located on Horty Street,
said that his business had
no problems with the new
construction; they just
have to change the way
that they conduct the busi-
ness.
"We're having people
come to the side door," he
said. "Most of our busi-
ness is done by appoint-
ment so we have people
call us or knock before
they come to that door."
Hitchcock said that
there have been no major
problems, either. He did
note that there had been
one curb that was a foot

Correction:
The house that burned
down November 16 was
listed in the Madison En-
terprise-Recorder, belong-
ing to Joann Waters. Her
last name, in reality, is
Walker, and we apologize
for the error.


cont from page 1A


too long and that was busy
fixed. He also noted that
an inverted drain, instead
of a regular drain would
be installed.
"Just the normal prob-
lems, making sure every-
thing is coordinated," he
said. "Just typical mini
problems."


Governing


You would
have to have your
head stuck in the
sand, hide be-
hind a rock, and
exist in a state of
denial to fail to
recognize the
vast improve-
ment in Iraq over
the past six


National

Security
Joe Boyles
Guest Columnist


months. There it is -I've just described
the leadership (or lack thereof) of the
Democratic Party
A year ago, the situation in the an-
cient Mesopotamia looked terribly bleak
as sectarian violence between Shia and
Sunni threatened to engulf Iraq in civil
war. George Bush decided to change
course. He, installed new commanders in
the' Pentagon : and in the field:'. :Chief
among these was General David Pe-
traeus who had quite a lot of experience
in Iraq and had. become an expert in
counter insurgency.
In early February, Petraeus took
command in Iraq and "surged" our com-
bat forces by an additional five brigades,
about 30 thousand soldiers and marines.
It took five months for the new units to
deploy and implement the new strategy -
driving the enemy from neighborhoods;
controlling these new won territories;
and building democratic institutions
with our Iraqi partners at the local level.
During that period, our casualties
spiked, but the turnaround since June
has been nothing short of remarkable.
By every measurable standard, the
military surge is working. Casualties -
Coalition, Iraqi security forces, and
civilians are drastically reduced, some
by as much as 70 percent. Attacks are
way down. Al-Qaeda in Iraq is disorga-
nized and on the run; their leaders are
poor life insurance risks. Provinces like
Al Anbar, once thought to be lost, are
now pacified. Sunni and Shia gangs
have largely disbanded. Pressure from
outside groups like Iran's revolutionary
guard is dramatically down. Iraqi tribal
leaders, tired of the violence, are turn-
ing in rogue elements that refuse to lay
down their arms.
Throughout history, there have been
revolutions which resulted in the over-
throw of tyrants like Saddam Hussein.
Some of these revolutions have been in-
ternally generated; some have been the
result of outside influence. The after-
math of these revolutionary movements


Madison Health


munity of Madison."
These divisions represent the legs, on which the
Council intends to build its platform, serving both as
planner and promoter in the process. From maximizing
resources and eliminating overlap, to supporting com-
mercial growth, the Council intends to be as much a tool
to the Chamber of Commerce as the individual seeking
medical care.
Having only been organized recently, the Council is
just now ramping up, so ideas haven't yet had the op-
portunity to take action. But considering the track
record of the leadership on the Council, their likelihood
of success is extremely high. If one were to weigh them
initially on their intent instead, then their likelihood of
effectively and permanently taking wellness, in all
forms, to that next level, is equally as high.
Implementation is what separates the "committee
lunch clubs" from those groups that shape communi-
ties. It begins with a clear vision and concludes with
measurable results. These results are sometimes good,
other times ineffective, but as Edison pointed out, with


- replacement
governments,
constitutions,
and liberty -
have been spot-
ty


I If you
closely examine
4 l the early years
..-. -mumn .of the Ameri-
can experiment,
you are led to the conclusion that win-
ning the revolution against British rule
(which took seven years). was the easy
part. Establishing a democratic republic
was quite difficult. The articles of Con-
federation were hopelessly flawed. Re-
bellions of various sorts over-taxes and
duties popped up. Finally, our namesake
; James .Madison stepped in to call a con-
0 vention'of 'state delegates to amend the"
Articles. What he really had in mind
was scrapping the whole thing and be-
ginning anew.
Even with this new form of federal-
ism and a subsequent Bill of Rights, the
growing pains persisted. Following the
American example, the people of France
threw off the yoke of royal tyranny and
followed on its heels with an orgy of
blood. To rectify their mistake, they
turned to a military man who declared
himself emperor and made war on the
rest of the world.
There are many more examples of
the difficulty in settling on a govern-
ment following revolution, such as 20th
Century cases of Russia, Spain, and
Cuba. So the fact that Iraq is having dif-
ficulty in establishing a post-Saddam
government is both predictable and un-
derstandable.
But governing is taking place at the
local level which is very positive over the
long run for building democratic institu-
tions brick by brick. Recall that the for-
mer House speaker Tip O'Neill famously
declared once that "all politics is local."
In the light of positive developments
over the past six months, we need to take
heart in what we have achieved and what
it may mean both now and in the future
to the Iraqi people. Withdrawal of Amer-
ican and British combat units is under-
way and will likely continue through
2008. By the end of the Bush presidency,
we will likely have 50 thousand troops re-
maining, about one-third the current
number, largely in a support and train-
ing capacity Will we have the political
patience to allow this to happen?


cont from page 1A


each failure inventing the light bulb he learned what
didn't work. So too is the Council committed to keeping
what's not broke, fixing what can be salvaged and mak-
ing the hard decisions to eliminate what isn't working.
On a practical side, the council is working feverish-
ly to develop publications outlining programs,
providers and procedures. These will take the form of
handouts, direct mailers, brochures and newspaper cov-
erage. In fact, this reporter has the privilege of carry-
ing the Council's message to readers, practitioners and
perspective business interests throughout the area.
All communities welcome the "right" people, the
"right" businesses and the "right" level of officiating.
And as far as health services, certainly the "right" fit
and level of fitness is central to an expanding commu-
nity.
All communities welcome the "right" people, the
"right" businesses and the "right" level of officiating.
And as far as health services, certainly the "right" fit is
also central to an expanding community. Chair Bonnie
Webb is devoted to finding and supporting that fit.


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LOCAL & REGIONAL CRIME BLOTTER



McCollum: Florida Hate Crime Level Drops For 2nd Consecutive Year


- Reported hate crimes at lowest level in eight years; below annual


Reported hate crimes
in Florida fell last year to
their lowest level since
1998, Attorney General Bill
McCollum announced re-
cently McCollum released
the Florida Hate Crimes
Report covering the 2006
calendar year, noting that a
total of 259 hate crimes
were reported by local law
enforcement agencies that
year. Since hate crime re-
porting began in 1990,
Florida law enforcement
agencies have reported an
annual average of 277 re-
ported hate crime inci-
dents, well above this
year's total hate crimes re-
ported.
"As. this report indi-
cates, the number of hate
crimes committed in Flori-


da has been decreasing for
years, a statistic I am
pleased to support," said
Attorney General McCol-
lum. "Our Office of Civil
Rights is committed to
fighting any hate-motivat-
ed injustices as part of its
mission."
There are two broad
categories of hate crime of-
fenses: crimes against per-
sons and crimes against
property Rep6rts for 2006
showed that a smaller
share of hate crimes were
directed at persons than in
the previous year, with a
corresponding increase in
the share directed at prop-
erty. Crimes against per-
sons accounted for 66 per-
cent of all incidents report-
ed in 2006, down from 71


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Man Arrested For DUll
A Madison man was arrested for driving under the
influence on Friday, November 30.
According to a Madison Police Department report,
David Benjamin Bonner, 52, was observed stopping in
the road for no apparent reason. While Reserve Officer
Reggie Alexander followed Bonner, Bonner drifted
across the centerline several times.
Alexander stopped Bonner. Upon making contact
with him, Alexander discovered Bonner had been drink-
ing and was not able to be driving.
Alexander arrested Bonner and transported him to
the county jail, wlibre his blood level alcohol level was
tested and read .342. The minimum limit is .08.


percent in 2005, while
crimes against property ac-
counted for the remaining
34 percent, up from 29 per-
cent in 2005.
The 2006 report shows
not only the number of
hate crimes committed, but
also categorizes the offens-
es by the nature of the mo-
tivating factor. During 2006,
hate crimes motivated by
the victim's race represent-
ed 55.2 percent of all re-
ported hate crimes, fol-
lowed by crimes motivated
by sexual orientation at
18.1 percent; religion at 13.5
percent; and ethnici-
ty/national origin at 13.1
percent. No hate crimes
were reported under the
categories of disability or


advanced age. Data in the
Hate Crimes Report was
submitted by local law en-
forcement agencies to the
Florida Department of
Law Enforcement, which
then provided it to the At-
torney General's Office for
reporting.
The Hate Crimes in
Florida Report is prepared
each year pursuant to the
Hate Crimes Reporting
Act, section 877.19, Florida
Statutes. The report sum-
marizes data collected by
local law enforcement
agencies and submitted to
the Florida Department of
Law Enforcement. Any at-
tempt to rank or categorize
an agency county or region
based solely on this report


may be misleading by mak-
ing it appear that certain
areas have a high number
of hate crimes when in fact
their law enforcement
agencies may have differ-
ent polices of identifying
and reporting such crimes.
The report does not include
unreported crimes or those
that may have been hate-re-
lated but were not classi-
fied as such by the local law
enforcement agency
Since 1994, the Attor-
ney General's Office of Civ-
il Rights has conducted
hate crimes training semi-
nars for state and local law
enforcement agencies
throughout Florida.
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period covered by the latest


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them how to recognize hate
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Dorothy Williams
Thompson
Dorothy Williams
Thompson, age 72, died
Sunday, December 2, 2007,
in Tallahassee.
Funeral Services will
be Wednesday, December 5,
2007, at 2 p.m. at Macedo-
nia Baptist Church in Lee
with burial to follow at
Macedonia Cemetery.
The family will receive
friends at Beggs Chapel in
Madison on Tuesday, De-
cember 4, from 6-8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, do-
nations may be made to
Hospice VA Hospital, 619S.
Marion Ave. 3 South, Lake
City, Fla. 32025.
She was born in At-
lanta, Ga., and was the
daughter of the late El-
more Williams and
Billy Vivian Tittle
Williams. She was a life-
long resident of Lee. She
was a homemaker and an
active member of Macedo-
nia Baptist Church.
She is survived by four
sons, Pat (Joyce) Thomp-
son of Madison, Chris
(Rhonda) Thompson of
Live Oak, Tim (Debbie)
Thompson, and Danny
(Emily) Thompson of Lee;
two daughters, Billie (Bill)
Hamrick of Madison, and
Shirley (Bill) Andrews of
Madison; one brother, Ray
Williams Sr. (Kathryn) of
Madison; one sister, Vivian
Hulbert of Jacksonville;
five sisters-in-law, Tommie
Lou Wainwright of Live
Oak, Inga Williams of At-
lanta, Ga., Irma Deas of
Live Oak, Trudy Williams
of Atlanta, Ga., and Chris-
tine Williams of Lee; 17
grandchildren; and 12
great-grandchildren.
She. is predeceased by
her husband of 54 years,
Henry Thompson; broth-
ers, Charles Williams, Ken-
ny Williams, Jack
Williams, and Sonny
Williams; and a sister,
Kathrine Tippette.


Nancy Harper
Scarboro
Nancy Harper Scar-
boro, age 65, died Sunday,
December 2, 2007, at her
home in Greenville.
Funeral services will
be 11 a.m. Thursday, De-
cember 6, 2007 at
Greenville Baptist Church
with burial to follow at
Evergreen Cemetery in
Greenville.
The family will receive
friends Wednesday, De-
cember 5, 2007, from 6-8
p.m. at Beggs Funeral
Home Madison Chapel.
In lieu of flowers dona-
tions may be made to Big
Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan
Center Blvd. Tallahassee,
FL 32308.
She was born in Mari-
on, S.C., and lived most of
her life in Greenville. She
was the owner of
Greenville Furniture Co.,
and was the Librarian for
the Greenville Public Li-
brary for many years. She
was the secretary at
Greenville High School
and she also ran the Com-
puter Lab at Greenville
Middle School. She was a
member of Greenville
Baptist Church where she
was the church pianist for
many years.
She is survived by her
husband, Ronnie Scarboro
of Greenville; two sons,
Jamie Scarboro and wife
Nancy of Greenville, and
Jon Scarboro and wife
Kim of Greenville; her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.L.
Harper of Greenville;
three brothers, Mac Harp-
er and wife Beth of Talla-
hassee, Bobby Harper and
wife Kristie of Sirmans,
and Kenny Harper and
wife Wendy of Greenville;
two grandchildren, J.R.
Scarboro, III, and Katie
Scarboro, both of
Greenville; and a host of
nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in
death by a brother, Joel
(Joey) Walter Harper.


Martha Owen


Davis


Martha Owen Davis,
age 71, died December 2,
2007, after a two-year battle
with ovarian cancer at
home surrounded by her
family.
I Funeral services will
be Wednesday, December 5,
2007, at 3 p.m. at First Unit-
ed Methodist Church in
Madison with the Rev. Bob
Laidlaw officiating, and
burial at Oak Ridge Ceme-
tery
The family will receive
friends Tuesday evening,
from 4-7 p.m. at her home
4122 NE SR 6, in Lee.
Memorial contribu-
tions may be made to the
wonderful organization,
Covenant Hospice, 1545
Raymond Diehl Rd., Suite
102, Tallahassee, Fla.
32308, and the First United
Methodist Church, 348 SW
Rutledge St., Madison, F
la. 32340
Martha was born April
25, 1936 in Sanford. She
graduated from Sanford
High School and attended
Florida State University
where she met her hus-
band, Jimmy She was a
loving wife and mother.
Her life centered around
her family She was a
member of the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church in
Madison.
She is survived by her
husband of 50 years, Jim-
my Davis; two sons, Jay
Davis and wife (Teresa),
and Hank Davis and wife
(Tonja); one daughter,
Lynne Saunders and hus-
band (Bill) all of Madison;
seven grandchildren,
Justin Davis and wife.
(Kim), Jayce and Jarrett
Davis, Brittany and
Bethany Saunders, and
Cole and Cassie Davis; two
great-grandchil-
dren, Payton and Keillor
Davis; one brother, Dr. Jim
Owen and wife (Susie) of
Dothan, Ala.; and care-
givers, Marta Moran and
Mary Tice.
She was preceded in
death by her parents,
James C. and Pauline
Nunn Owen.
Beggs Funeral Home
Madison Chapel is in
charge of arrangements.


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December 7
Annual holiday concert
will take place at Yogi Bear's
Jellystone Park in Madison
featuring Southern gospel
artists Benny Daniels, Col-
bert and Joyce Croft, The Di-
amonds and the Gandy
Brothers. The concert will
begin at 7 p.m. Admission is
free.
December 7
Lee Worship Center will
be hosting a christmas ban-
quet, turkey and dressing
with all the fixings. Gospel
Music. Located on Magnolia
Dr., in Lee. Starts at 7 p.m.
For more info, please call
(850)971-4135.
December 9
The Dixie Echoes will be
in concert at Bible Deliver-
ance Church on December 9,
starting at 6 p.m. Admission
is free, but a love offering will
be received during the con-
cert. For more information,
please call (850) 973-4622 or
(850) 973-6596.
December 9
The members of High
Antioch AME Church in-
vites you to join them in
their candle-light ceremony
as they usher in the advent
season at Cherry Lake, Sun-
day December 9, 2007 at 6
p.m.
December 11
On Tuesday, December
11, 2007, the Suwannee River
Water Management Dis-
trict's Governing Board will
meet at 9 a.m. at District
Headquarters, Hwy 49 and 90
East in Live Oak. The meet-
ing is to consider District
business and conduct public
hearings on regulatory and
land acquisition matters. A
workshop will follow the
Governing Board meeting.
All meetings, workshops and


hearings are open to the pub-
lic.
December 12
The December meeting
of the 55 Plus Club will meet
on Wednesday December 12,
2007, at the United Methodist
Cooperative Community
Center at 12 p.m. The lun-


cheon will be provided by the
Pinetta United Methodist
Church, and the program
will be traditional Christmas
songs sung by the Carolers of
Fellowship Baptist Church.
Everyone in the commu-
nity 55 years old and older is
cordially invited to attend.


I would like to thank the local fire departments and
everybody that came and helped us in our time of need.
Your help was greatly appreciated! May God richly bless
you!
Joann Walker

Lee Worship Center To

Host Christmas Banquet
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Lee Worship Center will host its annual Christmas
banquet on Friday, December 7, beginning at 7 p.m.
There will be plenty of good pickin' and grinnin' as
gospel music is on tap for the evening.
The dinner for the banquet will include turkey and
dressing, with all the fixings.
Everyone is encouraged to bring a covered dish.
Lee Worship Center is located on Magnolia Drive in
Lee.
For more information, please call 971-4135.




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Capital City Bank Holds "Capital City CAN Fight Hunger" Food Drive

To Benefit Consolidated Christian Ministries


Capital City Bank
kicked off a "Capital City
CAN Fight Hunger"


canned food drive on No-
vember 26. Madison resi-
dents are encouraged to
donate canned fruits, veg-
etables, meats and soups
to help feed local families
facing hunger or food inse-
curity this holiday season.
Donations may be dropped
off at Capital City Bank lo-
cated at 343 West Base St.
through December 14. All
proceeds will benefit Con-
solidated Christian Min-
istries.


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Joe McClung, director
of Consolidated Christian
Ministries, approached
the Madison office about
holding a food drive after
hearing the success of the
inaugural "Capital City
CAN" drive in Tallahas-
see. The Tallahassee food
, drive was held in recogni-
tion of National Hunger


Awareness Day in June
and benefited America's
Second Harvest of the Big
Bend. Clients and associ-
ates donated more than
4,400 pounds of food.
Capital City Bank as-
sociates Darlene Hagan
and Krystal Haire worked
with McClung to organize
the Madison food dri-


ve. "Holding a 'Capital
City CAN Fight Hunger'
food drive will help raise
food and awareness about
hunger issues in this com-
munity," said McClung,
"Our thanks go out to Cap-
ital City Bank and its
clients for continuing to
help those in need."
Collection bins for


canned goods will be avail-
able in the lobby of Capi-
tal City Bank in Madison
from November 26
through December 14. For
more information on how
to contribute to Consoli-
dated Christian Ministries
and prove that they can
fight hunger, call 850-973-
6208.


Mattair Holds Book Signing
A book signing is a
fairly rare event in Madi-
son. About 50 people gath- "
ered at the North Florida
Community College Stu-
dent Center Wednesday,
November 28, for just such
an event. Local author
and motivational speaker ".'
Marvin "Merv" Mattair
presented his new book
Word to My Kings &
Queens. Prior-to his re-
marks the crowd. was
pleased to hear the choir A
"Reborn" who represent
the Greenville Hills Acad-
emy
During Merv's oppor-
tunity to speak he thanked Elk..-
by name several local resi-
dents he calls "hometown i
heroes" for the positive in-OU
fluence they have had on
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Merv Mattair signs,
books for his fans at the re-
cent booksigning at North
Florida Community Col-
lege.
group that we always
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arotund us. He said, "'At
least one child is learning
from you." :
Directing a .message
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in the room Mr. Mattair
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warned NOT to blame oth:
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their life. Merv said, "I'm
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Merv was accompa-.
nied by his wife, Dbenise;
his parents and the., par-
ents of Denise. Many of
those who gathered stood,
and spoke their positive'
feelings about the influ-
ence that Merv has been tof.
them directly or to a per- (
son they know.
Then the time came::.
for each one who desired a"
book to make that pur-
chase; speak to Merv one-''
on-one, and have their
copy of the book auto-
graphed by the author. Re-'
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all enjoyed the positive en-.:
ergy of a special time. The
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Madison Shrine Club Auction


Turns I
By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Following "a great din-
ner featuring a delicious
variety of dishes provid-
ed by attending members,
the Madison Shrine Club
launched its annual auc-
tion to raise funds to cov-
er the cost of maintaining
its facility located off of
Old Valdosta Highway.
Everyone was urged to
bring an item for auction,
with the proceeds this
year going to the build-
ing/insurance fund.
Items ranged from cakes
to clothes, pies to paint-
ings, and everything in
between.
With the help of pro-
fessional auctioneer and
Past Madison Shrine Club
President, Bill Selph, who
doubled as comedian and
heckler, the laughter
flowed as fast as the
funds. Madison Police
Chief Rick Davis, Plumb-
ing Contractor Carlton
Burnette and Madison
Sporting Goods owner
Alan Sowell pitched in to
help make the event a suc-
cess.
Madison Shrine Club
Secretary, Jim Stanley, re-
minded everyone about
the importance of the
evening. Along with wife
Sandra, son Jason, and
Jason's wife Jennifer, the


Jp Alot
Stanley's bought and con-
tributed an item or two to
the auction, as Jim super-
vised and tracked the re-
sults. "We've managed to
keep our costs low for our
members over the years


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by holding these fundrais-
ing events. I'm very hap-
py with the results," Stan-
ley noted.
The cakes and pies
were fan favorites, as
were two signed sketches


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and a copy of his cook-
book Florida Cookin' Wild
Style, donated by Past Po-
tentate Tommy Greene.
All in all, the evening was
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Alan Sowell (left) and Rick Davis (right) spot bids as Carlton Burnette showcases
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1 Cup Chopped Peppers
1 Cup Onions Chooped
1 Cup Celery Chopped
1 Cup Tomatoes Chouppd
6 Boiled Eggs Chopped
1 Cup Vinegar
1 Cup Sugar
ITsp Pepper
1 Tbs Salt
1 Cup Mayo

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celery tomatoes, and eggs mix. Add vine-
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ness loans even as the na-
tional mortgage market is
being buffeted by talk of a
credit crunch.
"Despite talk of a cred-
it crunch, the truth is com-
munity banks are open for
business," said Deidra
Newman, Madison County
Community Bank Busi-
ness Development Officer.


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relationship-oriented
business. Local Communi-
ty Banks are here for our
community to not only
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gage loan, but help them
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term. We won't put a fami-
ly in a home they can't af-
ford to keep."
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dent and CEO. "Communi-


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ness is weathering this lat-
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ty banks are well run,
highly capitalized and,
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regulated financial insti-
tutions in the country
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reliable source of mort-
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sell mortgage loans into
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books. ICBA reports that
nearly 90 percent of mort-
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an ICBA subsidiary, are
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No Need To Su


' U N..... i ON


'r From Aches and Pains Anymore


Doctors aren't the only
professionals who come
into contact with people in
.pain. So does just about
anyone whose business at-
tracts seniors. "I'd have to
say the majority of my
customers are retirees,
and many of them com-
plain about pain so bad, it
keeps them from doing the
things they love," says
Capt. Bill Luer, who oper-
ates a charter fishing boat
in Sturgeon Bay, Wisc.
Among his recent cus-
tomers, a man who suffers
from chronic arthritis in
the hands, another with a
bad knee, and a veteran of
Operation Desert Storm
whose elbows are still sore
from all those months of


When your kids come
back to the dinner table
from the bathroom, what
is the first thing you al-
Ways ask them? "Did you
wash your hands?" If the
answer is "no" you, of
course, send them back to
do it.
So why is it that many
parents, and non parents
for that matter, don't al-
ways take the time to prac-
tice what they preach?
Among' the most common
answers are "I forgot," "I
didn't feel like it," and "I
don't know."
.Well .st take a in<-':.
irent to think about the'
ramifications of your ac-
tions, or lack thereof.
Throughout the day
you accumulate germs on
your hands from a variety
of sources, such as direct
contact with people, conta-
minated surfaces, foods,
even animals and animal
waste. Despite the proven
health benefits of hand
washing. many people
don't practice this habit as
often as they should -- even
after using the toilet.-
The dangers of not
M washing your hands
.'According. to May-
oClinic.com, if you don't
wash your hands frequent-
ly enough, you can infect
yourself with germs by
touching your eyes, nose


carrying around 50 plus
pound equipment. "W-en
they got on my boat, non o
of those guys were e~xpem-
ing to be able to bhumt in ,
big salmon on their ownE
because it would have
been too painful; but every
last one of them did it
without any pain at all,"
says Capt. Luer
No they didn't find the
proverbial Fountain of
Youth, but close. They dis-
covered Ibunex, a new top-
ical cream designed for
muscle and joint therapy
which works by targeting
the source of aches and
pains. Capt. Luer has been
keeping a couple of bottles
on hand as a courtesy to
his customers ever since


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or mouth. And you can
spread these germs to oth-
ers by touching them or by.
touching surfaces that
they also touch, such as
computer keyboards, tele-
phones and doorknobs.
Think there are a lot of
germs at home. s-'Ihioo ,l -mi
'"work?' Tf's nothing w\l,.n
.compared to what you'll
find at a doctor's office or
in a hospital setting --
places where sick people
congregate. Everything is
a potential source of
germs, including door-
knobs, chair arms, bath-
rooms and even the pen
and check-in register.
The healthcare commu-
nity is fighting back by
educating the public
and patients about
preventing infection.
Healthcare workers'
are doing more today, than
ever before to combat in-
fection. With heightened
awareness and concern
over MRSA and other
drug-resistant super bugs,
hospitals are applying the
latest technology to pre-
vent the spread of infec-
tion. Hospitals are in-
stalling wall-mounted dis-
pensers throughout the
hospital and outside of pa-
tient rooms to make hand
hygiene convenient. They
are reviewing their hand
hygiene procedures and
implementing training


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seeing how well it Worked
this past summer.
"I first learned about
bunex from!l a business-
man who chartered my
boat. He offered me a cou-
ple of sample packets
which I passed on to fu-
ture customers and I was
amazed by how well it
worked," says Capt. Luer.
A single .2 gram pump
of bunex, manufactured
by Osceola, Wise. based
Core Products Interna-
tional, Inc., contains a
mixture of (buprofen, Glu-
coasmine, Chondrotin Sul-
fat(e. MSM and Bromelain.
All of these key ingredi-
onts are known to have
wide benefits in joint
health management of


programs to prevent dead-
ly viruses. Visitors, pa-
tients and family mem-
bers are encouraged to use
the hand hygiene products
just as nurses, doctors and
other personnel do.
If your health care
S',",l,;ss'n ';ral 'lr.-sn\'t ,'ash
.... 'li i hails in front of
you, make a point of ask-
ing them if they would.
And don't be surprised if
instead of turning on the
faucet, they put their
hands under a dispenser
for an alcohol-based anti-
septic rub.
Some of the more pop-
ular products showing up
in doctor's offices, hospi-
tals, nursing homes and
hospital operating rooms
these days are Sterillium
Rub and Sterillium Com-
fort Gel by Medline Indus-
tries. These brushless, wa-
terless alcohol rub prod-
ucts contain ethanol and a
well balanced' blend of
emollients that the user
rubs into the skin to ward
off germs. Health care
professionals say they pre-
fer using rubs like this one
to simply washing with
soap and water because'
they are faster to use,
niore accessible because
no siniks are required;
more gentle on the hands
and because they leave
hands soft and smooth,
rather than chaffed and
dry. In fact, alcohol rub
products are preferred to
soap and water because
they also provide better


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pain and inflammation.
And unlike oral medica-
tions that must travel
through the entire body
before they reach the site
of the pain, this treatment
is applied directly on the
painful areas.
In addition to Ibunex,
which targets the acute
pain associated with an in-
jury or arthritic flare up,
there is a companion prod-
uct, Gluconex which pro-
vides maintenance thera-
py for the chronic pain as-
sociated with long term
conditions like tendonitis,
carpal tunnel syndrome
and tennis elbow.
"When people get off
my boat, they often re-
mark about how great it is


protection against germs.
In the wintertime,
dry, itchy, irritated skin
is a big problem not just
for healthcare profes-
sionals, but for just about
everyone. When it's not
enough to just clean the
skin, you can moisturize,
protect and nourish it
with the help of Remedy
advanced skin care prod-
ucts, also by Medline In-
dustries.
All Remedy products
contain Olivamine, a
proprietary blend of
amino aids,. antiuxi,
dants v'itiiifips v aiald
methylsulfonylmethane
(MSM). This patent pend-


ing blend
well-balanc(
skin cells.
products als
ural oils to
water and
barrier prol
skin. Keeping
good shape
to avoid exc
moisture, w
cracked,
painful, ham
The Ren
cludes clea
turizers and
tants that he
tal nutrient


that their problems have
gone away I always say, 'Of
course they have. You did,
after all, just spend the day
on a ship named The Nooo
Problem,"' remarks Capt.
Luer with a chuckle.
Ibunex and Gluconex


are available for purchase
through health care
providers and are also
.available for purchase on-
line at
www. coreproductsla bora t
ones.com.


BIG BEND HOSPICE

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Madison County
Tree Locations
Farmers & Merchants Bank
Greenville
Madison County
Community Bank
Madison


Big Bend
Hospice


Wachovia Bank
Madison .your hometown hospice, licensed since 1983
Make a contribution to place an Angel, Bell or Bow
on the Tree of Remembrance in honor or memory
of your loved ones at one of the locations listed.
For more information, call (850) 566-7491.






You may relish holiday office parties, neighborhood
gatherings, family meals and the annual New Year's Eve
bash. But how happy will your holidays really be if all
those extra calories you consume during seasonal fes-
tivities go straight to the portion of your anatomy that
could least use the extra padding?
Holiday weight gain will be an unpleasant reality for
many Americans this year. It is possible,. however, to
trim the calories and still enjoy holiday merriment. Just
keep in mind these "Four Cs" to help curtail calories at
holiday parties, Weight Watchers advises:
1. Cocktails
Some people forget to keep tabs on liquid calories.
Since they don't usually make you feel full, it's easy to
forget that holiday spirits and cocktails can be high in
calories. To limit liquid calories, keep sugary mixers
like Triple Sec, Grand Marnier and Creme de Menthe to
a minimum. Opt.instead,for lower-calorie substitutions.
For example, instead of a cosmopolitan, which
packs 179 calories in just 3 ounces, go for a mimosa that
*offers just 105 calories in 6 oun~,~,. Spiced tea with an
ounce of run adds up to just 70 catfiLies and is a good re-
placement for eggnog, which pours on 186 calories per
half-cup .serving.


represents a 2. Cookies
ed meal for Santa Claus isn't the only one who loves holiday
The Remedy cookies. They are a seasonal "must have" for. many
3o deliver nat- Don't deprive yourself completely; deprivation tends to
help bind the lead to overindulgence. Pick one cookie and savor it. To
help create a little more cookie control, bring your own reno-
maintain the vated recipe, and follow these tips to lighten up these
perties of the holiday favorites:
ig the skin in Top it Sprinkle chocolate chips, nuts or dried
is necessary fruit on top of cookies instead of mixing them into the
essive loss of batter. This will reduce the amount used of these high-
hich leads to calorie add-ons.
itchy and Toast it Bring out the flavor of nuts or coconuts
ds. by toasting them before adding them into the recipe.
iedy line in- This will also allow you to use less of them.
insers,mois- Substitute it Egg and sugar substitutes can help
I skin protec- reduce calories and fat.
Sskin protec-r Shrink it Cut calories in half by reducing the size
elp deliver vi- of the cookie, so you can still enjoy the flavors of your
s to the. skin favorite holiday treat.


in an .all natural way.
Consumers can purchase
the products in the first
aid aisles of CVS stores..
Hand washing, or us-
ing alcohol-based hand
disinfectants like Steril-
lium, doesn't take much
time or effort, but it of-
fers great rewards in
terms of preventing ill-,
ness. Adopting this sim-
ple habit can play a ma-
jor role in protecting
your health. To learn
more about the benefits
of proper hand care, log
on to www.medline.com.


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3. Candy
Chocolate goes with the holidays like Santa and his
red suit. But you'll consume fewer calories and feel sat-
isfied longer if you substitute a long-lasting holiday can-
dy, like a candy cane, for chocolates. Also, look for ways
to incorporate sensible snacks with a touch of indul-
gence, such as chocolate-dipped pretzels.
4. Couture
Don't bow to baggy sweaters and stretchy fabrics
that make it easier to overlook your figure flaws. You
might think twice about grazing at the holiday party
buffet if you're wearing your "skinny" jeans. Also, buy
a party dress or a. fantastic outfit that makes you feel
great now and hang it on the bathroom door as a re-
minder that you want to look and feel your best this sea-
son. For instant inspiration, you can find tips to dress-
ing "five pounds lighter" on WeightWatchers.com.
For more help managing, holiday calories, visit
www.weightwatchers.com, and try this reduced-calorie
holiday treat:
Classic Sugar Cookies

Ingredients:

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup Neufchatel cheese
1 cup sugar, granulated
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 large egg(s)
1/2 cup fat-free skim milk
1 tsp all-purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar, colored (for decorating)

Preparation:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F Combine flour,
baking soda, baking powder and nutmeg in a medium
bowl. Set aside. Place butter and cheese in a large bowl,
and cream using an electric mixer. Add sugar and beat
until batter is pale yellow. Beat in vanilla extract and
egg.
Add about 1/3 of flour mixture and 1/3 of milk to
cheese mixture. Mix batter on low speed until just com-
bined. Repeat with remaining flour and cheese mix-
tures.


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Is So Imnportant


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SPORTS





Cowboys Headed To State


Chris Thompson eludes South Sumter defenders as he races down field.


Photo Courtesy of Tudor Rose Photography
The Cowboys burst through the banner onto the field as they prepare for the game
against the South Sumter Raiders.


By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
"Will the last person
leaving Madison County
this weekend please
turn out the lights?"
That's the question
as hundreds, if not thou-
sands, of diehard Cow-
boys' fans will make the
trek to the Citrus Bowl
in Orlando to see Madi-
son face Tampa Catholic
this Saturday evening,
December 8. Kickoff is
set for 7 p.m. and cover-
age of the game can be
seen live on Fox Sports
Florida.
The Cowboys earned
the shot at Tampa
/. ,


Catholic as they turned
out the lights on the
South Sumter Raiders
47-20 at Raider Field in
Bushnell on Friday
night, November 30.
The game was close
in the early going as
Madison left 13-6 at the
end of the first quarter
and 20-14 at halftime.
The Cowboys broke
away in the third quar-
ter going up 33-14. The
fourth quarter saw the
Cowboys score 14 more
points to seal the 47-20.
victory.
All-World running
back Chris Thompson
had 297 yards rushing in


the game. His teammate
in the backfield, Corey
Akins, had 209 yards on
the ground.
All together, the
Cowboys gained 517
yards rushing.
The Cowboys'
ground game accounted
for all but three yards of
the offense as the Cow-
boys only had three
yards passing on one
pass completion from
third string quarterback
Josh Arnold.,
"The offensive line
did a great job (blocking
for the Cowboy run-
ners), said Head Coach
Frankie Carroll. "They


all graded out in the
high eighties. Without
them, we wouldn't have
been in the state cham-
pionship."
Carroll was really
impressed with the ef-
fort the Cowboys put in
on Friday night.
"The players played
their best game and left
it all on the field," he
said.
Carroll is optimistic
about the Cowboys'
chances in the state title
game against Tampa
Catholic, which is 8-2 on
the year.
"We've got one more
game," he said. "We
need to play as hard this
week to win."


Photo Courtesy of Tudor Rose Photography
Bladen Gudz attempts an extra point kick against the
Raiders.


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Di o er frosty fun as mounds and mounds of icy snow coier hills for sledding and create drifts to pby.
Conquer the slipper, slopes of "Daredevil Hill"' For those unwilling to take the dare, "Little Tys
Pboggan Run" fits the bill, sending sliders on a gentler journey to earth. It's a flurry of fun for l
hunger set in "Frosty Frolics." the snow play area perfect for first snowballs and little snowmen. Those.
ore adept at snowball making will find an avalanche of action at "Snow Mania." Lace up a pair of,.
skates complimentary of course!) and glide through the "Skate Zone," our large public ice rink. "Skate
TCamp" will teach the basics of skating each day. '






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SCHOOL & EDUCATION


Aucilla Christian Academy




Honor Roll 2nd Six Weeks


K-3 All S+'s:
Ryan Adams, Xander
Ames, Brewster Bass,
Turner Beshears, Holden
Cooley, Bryce Estep, Ash-
ley Knowles, Kaylin
Lawrence, Makenzie Mar-
tin, Jadon Smith
K-4 All S+'s:
Justice Black, Mateus
Bitencourt, Abigail
Bowen, Aidan Cribbs,
Lindsey Davis, Keira
Evans, Dean Forehand, Ri-
ley Hamrick, James
Austin Hightower, Em-
maleah, Hooppell, Hunter
Hughes, Bradley Mer-
schman, Krishan Patel,
Alissa Roland, Jarrett
Roland, Wyatt Stafford,
Jordan Swickley, Megan
Vann, Olivia Walton,
Travis Wheeler
K-5 All S+
Jacob Barker, Dawson
Bishop, Kash Connell, Ab-
,biGayle Cope, Austin Dun-
:kle, Ansley English,
Nathan Green, Brandon
Hannon, Carl Hall, Grant
Merschman, Kaley Mincy,
Carson Leigh Olson,
Pierce Powers, Hope Ran-
die, Abby Reams, Mylie
Rogers, Grayson Sircy,
Ben Wurgler
All S+ & S
Hailey Clark, Kinsey
Clark, Jocelyn Davis,
Joshua Eades, Jason
Hamilton, Alex Haselden,
Marilee heaps, Hannah
Holton, Gaht Lee, Julian- '
na Lindsey, Bryce Rapson,
Peyton Shealey, Albree
Starling, Austin Wheeler
First Grade All A's:
Alexis Alexandrou,
Brandon Bates, Grace
Beshears, R. B. Bowen,
Andrew Burrus, Marissa
Cooley, Mickayla Courson,
Evan Courtney, Taylor
Davis, Emily Forehand,
Ryan Jackson, Ameer
Khodr, Amber Knowles,
Hayley Lewis, Lynelle
Loveless, Hailey Lucas,
Maggie Mall, Ayush Patel,
Chloe Reams, Gabriel
Rouse, Attalia Smith, Levi
Stafford, Dilyn Stowers,
Nicolas Swickley, Kather-
ine Whichel, Cody Whid-
don, Mackenzie Wirick
All A's and B's
D.J. Cox, Austin
Hebert, Kaleb Poppell,
Ashlyn Rogers, Megan


Schofill, Cole Tuten
Second Grade All A's
Timothy Finlayson,
Camryn Grant, Jessica
Giddens, Emily Knowles,
Ryals Lee, Cannon Randle,
Grace Rouse, Quinton
Thomas, Mickaela Whid-
don, Daniel Wurgler
All A's and B's:
Andrew Hall, Eliza-
beth Hightower, T. J. High-
tower, Evan Hocking,
Noah Hulbert, Katie
James, Summer Jenkins,
Carly Joiner, Haley Jones,
D. J. Key, Nour Khodr,
Megan McGinnis, Jenna
Merschman, Abigail Mor-
gan, Jake Pridgeon, Bran-
don Slaughter, Emily
Smith, Joseph Walton, Ria
Wheeler, Tedo Wilcox
Third Grade All A's:
Traynor Barker, Faith
Demott, Stephanie Eng-
lish, Sarah Hall, Chaz


Hamilton, Jenny Jackson,
Kirsten Reagan, Ramsey
Sullivan, Kate Whiddon
All A's and B's:
Meagan Beatty, Dena
Bishop, Hanna Black, Cali
Burkett, Rebecca Carson,
Katie Fulford, Joe Han-
non, J. T. Harp, Brittany
Hughes, Erica Keeler, Don-
nie Kinsey, Lindsey Law-
son, Hannah Lewis, Sum-
merlyn Marsh, Summer
McGinnis, Gatlin
Nennstiel, Sarah Riley,


Will Sircy, Kirsten Whid-
don, Hank Wirick
Fourth Grade All A's:
Ashleigh Bolstridge,
Tomas Swickley, Sarah
Tharpe, Justin Welch,
Emma Witmer, Erin Lee
All A's and B's:
Taylor Copeland, Jake
Edwards, Meagan Gid-
dens, Sam Hogg, Savannah
Jenkins, Ally Mall, Taylor
McKnight, T. J. Swords,
Courtney Watts, Gaige
Winchester
Fifth Grade All A's:
Lindsey Mincy
All A's and B's:
Cole Barclay, Austin
Bishop, Timothy Burrus,
Morgan Cline, Maddie
Everett, Ricky Finlayson,
Cheyenne Floyd, Haleigh
Gilbert, Doug Gulledge,
Julie High, Sarah James,
Winston Lee, Brooklyn
McGlamory, Carson


Nennstiel, Kelsi Reams,
Bradley Vollertsen
Sixth Grade All A's:
Austin Bolstridge,
Lauren Demott, Hunter
Horne, Aimee Love, Ash-
lyn Mills, Jessica Welch,
Annie Yang
All A's and B's:
Tanner Aman, Victo-
ria Brock, Justin Brown,
Devan Courtney, Casey De-
mott, Jacob Dunbar, Kayla
Fulford, Ashley Hebert,
Caitlyn Holland, Matthew


Hutcheson, Capas Kinsey,
Josh Smith, Christiana
Reams, Jessica Webb
7th Grade All A's:
Kaley Love, Hadley Revell
All A's and B's:
Alexis Burkett, Ashli
Cline, Jay Finlayson, Rus-
sell Fraleigh, Hannah
Haselden, Jared Jackson,
Whitney McKnight, Ash-
ley Schofill, Audrey Wa-
ters, Pamela Watt, Wendy
Yang
8th Grade All A's:
Matt Dobson, Tyler
Jackson, Shelby Witmer
All A's and B's:
Levi Cobb, Vickie Per-
ry, Tori Self
9th Grade All A's:
Taylor Pridgeon, Clark
Christy, Anna Finlayson,
Kaitlin Jackson, Cheltsie
Kinsley, Brittany O'Brian
All A's and B's:
Chase Bozeman,
Taryn Copeland, Jessica
Hagan, Rebecca Hagberg,
Nikki Hamrick, Katherine
Hogg, Kent Jones, Lisa
Kisamore, Rebekah Miller,
Elizabeth Riley, Ceira
Roland, Sarah Sorensen,
Abigail Vasquez, Casey
Wheeler, Nathan
Williams
10th Grade All A's:
Dana Watt
All A's and B's:
Tyler High, Jessica
Hunt, Wilson Lewis,
Marissa Snodgrass, John
Stephens, Koal Swann
11th Grade All A's:
Byron Love, Angela
'McCune, Michaela Roc-
canti, Savannah Williams
All A's and B's:
Chelsea Dobson, Ash-
ley Echols, Erin Kelly,
Katelyn Levine, Mallory
Plaines, Luke Witmer
12th Grade All A's:
Rebekah Aman, Ben
Buzbee, A.J. Connell,
Courtney Connell,
Stephanie Dobson, Will
Hartsfield, Claire Knight,
Prateen Patel, Katy Plum-
mer, Ramsey Revell, Tris-
tan Sorensen
All A's and B's:
Courtney Brasington,
Jayce Davis, Lindsey Day,
Jerel Drew, Chelsey Kin-
sey, Nicole Mathis,
Bethany Saunders, Whit-
ney Scarberry, Hannah
Sorensen, Reggie Walker


Investments Can Make Great

Holiday Gifts
Provided by Brad Bashaw, Edward Jones
Now that the holidays are here, you're probably looking
around for the right gifts for your loved ones. Of course, as
you know, it's not always easy to find gifts that are both mean-
ingful and useful. This year, why not add financial gifts to
your shopping list?

What types of financial gifts should you consider giving?
Let's look at a few possibilities:

Contributions to Section 529 plans If you have a child
(or grandchild) that will be headed off to college in a few
years, you may want to contribute to a Section 529 college
savings plan. Your earnings and withdrawals will be exempt
from federal taxes as long as the money goes toward paying
college costs. There may be additional tax benefits to those
who participate in their own state's plan. Also, you can con-
tribute generous amounts to your savings plan. Plus, you can
change beneficiaries; if you've been putting money in a
Section 529 plan for your child or grandchild, and he or she
decides to forego college, you can transfer the money to
another family member.

Contributions to an IRA If you know a loved one has an
IRA, consider making a contribution. Many people don't fully
fund their IRA each year so any help you can give toward
that goal will be important.

Stocks Consider giving shares of.a company that pro-
duces products or services that are used by your intended
recipient. If you're going to give away some of your own
shares, you'll need to know what you originally paid for the
stock, how long you've held it and its fair market value at the
date of the gift. Recipients of your gift will need this informa-
tion to determine gains or losses if they decide to sell the
stock. (You'll also need to determine if you have to pay gift
taxes. You can give up to $12,000 per year, free of gift taxes,
to as many people as you want; over your lifetime, you can
give up to $1,000,000 without incurring gift taxes.)

Savings Bonds They may sound old-fashioned and
stodgy, but U.S. Savings Bonds can still make nice financial
gifts, especially for young people who can use the money in
the future. Among the most popular savings bonds are Series
EE Bonds, which can be purchased in denominations ranging
from $50 (or $25.00 for Electronic EE Bo6*ds)'to $10,000.
Paper EE Bonds are sold at half their face amount and will
increase in value until they are cashed in or reach final matu-
rity in 30 years. Electronic EE Bonds are sold at face value
and reach maturity immediately. You can learn more about
Series EE Bonds and TIPS, or even purchase them directly,
from the Treasury Department's web site devoted to savings
bonds: www.savingsbonds.gov.

A financial gift may not be traditional, but it can have a
big impact on the recipient's life and it won't be forgotten
after the holidays are over.


Brad Bashaw
Investment Representative


EdwardJones


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


Serving Madison, Jefferson,

Taylor & Lafayette Counties

Auto, Life, Health, Home


Freddy Pitts, Agency Manager


Jimmy King, Agent

233 W. Base St. Madison (850) 973-4071


Freddy Pitts
105 W. Anderson St. Monticello (850) 997-2213


Freddy Pitts
813 S. Washington St.* Perry (850) 584-2371


Lance Braswell, Agent
Lafayette County Mayo, FL (386) 294-1399

24/7 Claim Service: 1-866-275-7322

"Helping You Is What We Do Best."


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www.greenepublishing.com


Wednesday, December 5, 2007


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

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

Excavating Work
Land Clearing, Ponds, Stump Re-
moval, Demolition, and Roads. No
Job Too Small. Free Estimates. Call
Paul Kinsley at 850-973-6326





AUCTION
CHRISTMAS SALE
DECEMBER 8, 6:30pm
D&D AUCTIONS WILL BE
HERE WITH A TRUCKLOAD
ATV's ELECTRONICS, TV's,
GIFT AND
CHRISTMAS ITEMS
FREE PIZZA BETWEEN 5:30
AND 6:30 WHILE IT LASTS
1693 SW MOSELEY HALL
RD.(CR360) MADISON FL
850 973 2959 AU691-Col.Ron
Cox AB2490


YARD SALES


SANTAS HELPERS /
MULTI-FAMILY
GARAGE SALE.
120 N. WASHINGTON &
BASE STREET IN_
MADISON. DECEMBER 6,
7 & 8, THURSDAY, FRIDAY,
SATURDAY.
9:a.m. 3:p.m.

YARD SALE
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8
8:00 AM 4:00 PM
1146 NE Cattail Dr.
Lots of Christmas decorations,
ornaments, lights, figurines, eetc.
Puzzels, Books many other items
for kids and adults.





Dunn's
Lawn Mower Repair
Welding
New & Used Parts
850-973-4723
2089 NE State Road 6
Madison, FL 32340
FOR SALE
MOTOR HOME
APPLIANCES


SEARS WASHER & DRYER
$75.00 EACH
850-929-3761
25 lbs. of
Clean Newspapers
just $2 a bundle
973-4141

20' Enclosed car trailer 7'6" wide
custom built light weight triple
axles $2,200.
4x8 tilt trailer $140.
1992 Ford Van F250, runs good
$2,500.
Norman 850-973-3030





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





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.


Holiday Celebration Sale!
Savings all over the store!
Gift Certificates also
available for your favorite
Fishkeeper! Shop today at
Creatures Featured Pet Shop
850-973-3488
Pitbull puppies Christmas pups
$50.00 850-948-6282





FOR RENT
Mobile Home 3bdr/3bth
Mobile Home 2bdr/lbth
Both in Lee
WEEKLY RENTALS ALSO
AVAILABLE
850-973-4606
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
Home For Rent
3 bedrooms 1 bath
388 Church Ave. Greenville
Contact: Mrs. Mary Washington
850-948-2540
Luxury Apartments- overlooking
the Courthouse Circle in downtown
Monticello, 3BR/2BA, $1050.
Monthly, Contact Katrina Walton at
510-9512


Greenville Pointe

Apartments D

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


C outhern kllas of

C,0adison Cpartmients

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


Pioneer
Excavating & Tractor
Services
Land Clearing, Ponds, Stump Re-
moval, Demolition, Roads, Mow-
ing, Discing, Box-Blading, and
Tilling.
We have top soil and fill dirt
Call Paul Kinsley
850-973-6326
$500 DOWN
With your land
Factory Direct Prices
No Middle Man!
Prestige Home Center
Lake City Florida
1-800-355-9385


Commercial/Industrial
Property
with state highway frontage-23
acres, Comer lots. Fronts both
Harvey Greene Drive and High-
way 53 South. Natural gas line,
8 inch water main, access to city
utilities, fire hydrant, and ser-
vice from two power companies.
Property has easy access to 1-10,
via SR 53 & SR 14. Will build to
suit tenant.
Call Tommy Greene
850-973-4141







DWMH For Sale
326 SE Vera Ave., Madison, FL
1,152 sq. ft. 3 bedrooms / 2 baths /
.50 acre lot
Price: $30,000 or make offer
Call (850) 402-8015
40 private acres in Glenwood
Forest subdivision. Beautiful
homes already built. Fantastic op-
portunity to own property with re-
strictions for all owners & family
members. Call 954-495-3841 or
gauchal @bellsouth.net


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

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

Two 1 acre lots on small lake
Pinetta area Madison County, own-
er financing 22,000 for both. Land-
callnow.coin 941-778-7980





$500 DOWN
With your land
Factory Direct Prices
No Middle Man!
Prestige Home Center
Lake City Florida
1-800-355-9385
3 BR/2 BA Doublewide
$39,995
Factory Direct
Prestige Home Center
352-752-7751











['FOOD STORE E
Managers & Assistant Managers
Seeking highly motivated employ-
ees for the Convenient Store busi-
ness for Madison, Lamont &
Greenville areas. Offering compet-
itive salary, weekly pay, Vacation,
paid Holidays, Bonus & 401 K
Plan Fax resume to Kim at 229-
559 3782 or call her at 352-494-
755 for more information.



GREE NE

Publishing, c
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


Got
News?

all Us!


EWS
J^"U"'"'8A Ulll'iji lln Ridl


The City of Madison will be ac-
cepting applications for a Parks &
Cemetery Superintendent. Appli-
cants must be 18 years of age, pos-
sess a valid Florida CDL Class "A"
Florida Drivers License High
School Diploma or GED, pass a
physical examination, background
check and drug test. Should have
some supervisory experience. Re-
sponsible for supervising and par-
ticipating in maintaining, installing
and repairing parks/cemeteries
grounds and facilities.

Job applications and descriptions of
work required may be picked up at
City Hall between the hours of 8:00
a.m. 5.00 p.m. Monday through
Friday. We will be accepting appli-
cations for this position from Mon-
day, November 26th 2007 through
Friday, December 7th 2007.

The City of Madison is an Equal
Opportunity Employer, drug free
work place and recognizes veter-
an's preference.



Publishing, In.
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.
$ Christmas Is Coming $
Earn gift dollars
Sell AVON part time
50% earnings
Kit Only $10
Call Dorothy ISR
(850) 973-3153
General News/School Reporter
needed. Must be a team player,
able to handle multiple tasks, and
be able to cover a variety of stories.
Experience in writing/reporting
preferred, computer experience re-
quired. Must have an excellent
knowledge of English grammar and
its proper usage. Apply in person
only at the Madison County Carrier
newspaper office, located at 1695
South SR 53. 0





VETERAN HANDYMAN
REASONABLE PRICES
CALL ANYTIME 850-973-0344


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Read your Public Notices.

Public Notice
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www. floridapublicnotices. corn


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if found.

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FREE PARKING
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE LADIES ESPECIALLY WELCOME
BUY SELL TRADE BROWSE
Bring Your Gun and Trade for the Gun You Always Wanted And ee the Many Displays of
New Used and Collectable Guns, Ammo, Gun Parts, Books, Knies, Knife Sarpening,
Pepper S Stun Guns, Milltaria, Camoutlae and Related Items at Dicount Pricem.
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Children Under 12 Free Admitted Free


Buckeye Florida
Employment Opportunities
Buckeye Florida, LP is a leading producer of specialty cellulose and ab-
sorbent products located in Perry, Florida. Buckeye Technologies, Inc.
(NYSE symbol, BKI) is our parent company with manufacturing facili-
ties located in the United States, Canada, Germany and Brazil.
Buckeye has a job opening in the following area:
Position: Buyer
Job Overview: Buckeye is searching for a candidate to work in our
manufacturing organization in a procurement role. This individual will
develop and manage contracts for both goods and services for the man-
ufacturing facility.
We are looking for candidates that possess:
* 5+ years work experience in Business related field such as purchas-
ing, customer service, technical sales or logistics
* Bachelor's Degree in Business or a related field
* Manufacturing or supply chain management experience is a plus
* Excellent PC skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office programs
* Strong analytical and problem solving skills
* Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
* Working knowledge of SAP is a plus
* Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
* Strong negotiating skills
* C.P.M. and/or C.P.I.M. is a plus
As a member of our team you will enjoy a very competitive wage and
benefit package which includes:
* Medical, dental and prescription drug insurance
* Life insurance
* Disability insurance
* Paid holidays and vacation
* 401(k) with match
* Retirement plan with company contribution
TO BE CONSIDERED FOR EMPLOYMENT:
Please register online at www.employflorida.com and submit your resume
to Employment Connections located at 200 West Base Street, 2nd Floor,
Madison, Florida. The Center is open Monday through Friday between
9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. and their toll free phone number is 866-367-4758.
You may also submit your resume to the Employment Connections Mobile
Unit which is located in Perry, Florida each Wednesday between 9 a.m. and
6:30 p.m. in the K-Mart parking lot located at 1809 Byron Butler Pkwy.
Resumes may also be faxed to Employment Connections at 850-973-9757.
Please ask for Suzan Bain at Employment Connections if you have any
questions. Registration must be completed and resumes.received by Fri-
day, December 21, 2007 to be considered.
Buckeye's evaluation of employment applicants includes validated written
tests, interviews, and post-offer physical exam. Pre-employment drug
screening and background check is required.
Buckeye is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

3UCKEYE


YOU HAVE 'EM.


SOMEBODY ELSE WANTS 'EM!
Got some things you need to get rid of?
Sell them in the classified.

'^ i^ 850-973-4141 ...'A


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LEGALS


I NOTICE
BEFORE THE BOARD OF Nursing
IN RE: The license to practice nursing of

Stacey Hatton. C.N.A.
306 Pinckney Southwest Street
Madison, Florida 32340


OF ACTION


CASE NO,: 2007-02521
LICENSE NO.:110374

The Department of Health has filed an Administrative Complaint against you, a copy
of which may be obtained by contacting. Water T.S. Widener, Assistant General Coun-
sel, Prosecution Services Unit, 4092 Bald Cypress Way. Bin #C65, Tallahassee, Florida
32399-3265, (850) 245-4640

[f no contact has been made by you concerning the above by December 26, 2006, the
matter of the Administrative Complaint will be presented at an ensuing meeting of the
Board of Nursing in informal proceeding.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act persons needing a special ac-
commodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency
sending this notice not later than seven days prior to the proceeding at the address giv-
en on the notice. Telephone: (650) 24S-4640.1-600-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-600-655-
6770(V), via Florida Relay Service.

11/28.12/5


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-11-6183.1ET.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 tie 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


amaess


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 follows:

CERTIFICATE NO.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 r
County Courthouse on the 18th day of DECEMBER, 2007 at 11:00 am.


Dated this 7th day of NOVEMBER, 2007.


TIM SANDERS
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
MADISON COUNTY
MADISON, FLORJDA

BY: RAMONA DICKINSON
Deputy Clerk


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN ANQ FOR
MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA

MADISON COUNTY COMMUNITY BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs
NOTSLIW INVESTMENT, INC., a
Florida Corporation and WILSTON
L. MORGAN, individually,
Defendants.


CASE NO.: 2007-468-CA


CLERK'S NOTICE OF SALE UNDER F.S. CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS GIVEN, that under a Final Judgment of Foreclosure of November 29,
2007, in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the
West front door of the Madison County Courthouse, Madison, Florida at 11:00 a.m. on
December 20,2007,2007, the following described property Lot No. 68 of Norton Creek,
a subdivision as per the plat thereof filed in Plat Book 2 Page 31-33 of the Public
Records of Madison County, Florida.


Dated: November 30,2007

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BY: /s/Ramona Dickinson, Deputy Clerk


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JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR !
MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA.


WOODLAND III, LTD.,
a Florida limited partnership,


Plaintiff,


NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 83. PART IV

Under the Authority of the Self-Service Storage Facility Act, Section 83.805 the de-
scribed below has been seized for nonpayment of rent and other accrued expenses.
Property consists primarily of household & personal goods in units rented by: Deloris
Akins, Ailene Attwood, Barbara Hires, Emily Spencer, and Melissa Watkins. 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 Saturday, December 15,2007 at 9:00 A.M.,
at the Madison Mini Storage, 1098 East U.S. 90, in Madison, Florida. For further in-
formation call 971-5744.

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Attorney for Plaintiff
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CUREENE L. RHAMES,

Defendant.


NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to an Order or a Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure in the above captioned action, I, Tim Sanders, Clerk of the Circuit Court, will sell
the property situated in Madison County, Florida, described as:

PARCEL 11-B, GLENWOOD EAST AS MORE PARTICULARLY DE-
SCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:

A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 6, TOWNSHIP 2 SOUTH;
RANGE 11 EAST, MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA AND BEING
MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE
AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID
SECTION 6, AND RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 29 MINUTES 33 SEC-
ONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 1,321.56 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 01
DEGREES 11 MINUTES 01 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF
440.92 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 36 SEC-
ONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 2,209.61 FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING, FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING; RUN SOUTH 05
DEGREES 04 MINUTES 57 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE 01
1,405.07 FEET; THENCE NORTH 88 DEGREES 49 MINUTES 32
SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 629.38 FEET; THENCE NORTH
05 DEGREES 04 MINUTES 57 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF
1,345.80 FEET TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF TRACT J;
THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 05 DEGREES 04 MINUTES 57 SEC-
ONDS WEST, ALONG SAID LINE, A DISTANCE OF 40.12 FEET TO
THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF TRACT J; THENCE NORTH 89
DEGREES 26 MINUTES 19 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF
625.49 FEET; THENCE NORTH 88 DEGREES 34 MINUTES 14 SEC-
ONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 2.09 FEET TO THE POINT OF BE-
GINNING, CONTAINING 20.04 ACRES, MORE OR LESS.

ALSO THE NORTH 10.00 FEET OF TRACT J, DESCRIBED WITH
MORE PARTICULARITY AS FOLLOWS.

LEGAL DESCRIPTION
TRACT J

A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 6, TOWNSHIP 2 SOUTH,
RANGE 11 EAST, MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA AND BEING
MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE
AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 6 AND RUN
NORTH 00 DEGREES 42 MINUTES 57 SECONDS WEST, A DIS-
TANCE OF 2,618.38 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 81 DEGREES 36 MIN- :i
UTES 51 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 26.43 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING, FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING RUN,
THENCE NORTH 08 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 10 SECONDS WEST,
A DISTANCE OF 40.35 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 26
MINUTES 19 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 3,318.90 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 05 DEGREES 04 MINUTES 57 SECONDS EAST, A
DISTANCE OF 40.12 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 26 MIN-
UTES 19 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 3,316.78 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING, CONTAINING 3.05 ACRES, MORE OR !
LESS.

at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, at the west entrance of the Madi-
son County Courthouse, located at 125 SW Range Ave., in Madison, Florida, at 11:00
a.m. on the 18th day of December, AD, 2007.
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any,'other than -'
the property owner as of the date of the Us pendens must file a claim within 60 days af-
ter the sle. e
Witness my hand and the seal of this Court this 21 da) of No'.. 2007 ...... ,


or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the complaint or petition.

Dated this 29th day of November, 2007.

TIM SANDERS
(Court Seal) As Clerk of the Circuit

By: Christy R. Wilson
As Deputy Clerk

S12/5.12/12


NOTICE
To whom it may concern as November 30, 2007 I Cynthia Reddick Ponder will not _re-
sume responsibility for any debt concern the late Willie Mae ones whom known ad-
dress 1775 Georgetown Road Extension/P.O. Box 393, Madison, Florida 32340..

S12-5 and 12-7



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA

IVY FINANCIAL CORPORATION,
a Florida corporation,

Plaintiff, CASE NO.: 2007-256-CA

VS.

JOHN T. McLENDON; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1;
UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION,
OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT,
TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTIES HEREIN
DESCRIBED,

Defendants.
/-

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Fore-
closure dated November 29, 2007, in the above referenced case in which IVY FINAN-
CIAL CORPORATION, a Florida corporation, is Plaintiff, and JOHN T. McLEN-
DON; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UN-
KNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIM-
ING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR.INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN
DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I TIM SANDERS, Clerk of the Court, will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash on the front steps of-the West door of the Madison
County Courthouse in Madison, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. (or as soon thereafter as prac-
ticable), on the 28th day of December, 2007, the following described properties set forth.
in the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure:

Lot 51, NORTON CREEK SUBDIVISION, according to the plat there-
of, as recorded in the Plat Book 2, Pages 31 through 33 inclusive, of the
Public Records of Madison County, Florida. Said lands situate, lying
and being in Madison County, Florida.

Subject to Restrictions and Protective Covenants as recorded in OR
Book 750, Pages 257-58, Official Records of Madison County, Florida

| Lot 52, NORTON CREEK SUBDIVISION, according to the plat there-
of, as recorded in the Plat Book 2, Pages 31 through 33 inclusive, of the
Public Records of Madison County, Florida. Said laids situate, lying
and being in Madison County, Florida.

Subject to Restrictions and Protective Covenants as recorded in OR
Book 750, Pages 257-58, Official Records of Madison County, Florida

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

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM
THE SALE. IF ANY. OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS
OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.

[Note: hi accordance with Rule 2.065, Florida Rules of Judicial Administration, please
be advised as follows: "If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommo-
dation in o6der to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at uno cost to you, to
the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administrator, Post Office Box
1569, Lake City, Florida 32056-1569, Telephone: (386) 758-2163, within two (2) work-
ing days of your receipt of this Notice or pleading. If you are hearing or voice impaired,
please call: 1-800-955-8771.]

WITNESS my hand and the official of said Cousrt this 29th day of November, 2007
at Madison, Madison County,.Florida

TIM SANDERS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA
(Court Seal)
By: Ramona Dickinson
As Deputy Clerk


Scot B. Copeland
LAW, OFFICES OF SCOT B. COPELAND,'P.L.
174 East Base Street :
Madison, FL 32340 -
Ph: 850-973-4100
Fax: 850-973-4194
Attorney for Plaintiff *'

12/5.12/12 "



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA

IVY FINANCIAL CORPORATION,
a Florida corporation,

Plaintiff,

CASENO.:2007-533-CA
vs.

LAMY PIERRE; VELA MASSENAT-PIERRE;
UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN
TENANT NO. 2; and UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH,
UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT
TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING |
TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST
IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED,

Defendants.
/

NOTICE OF ACTION

To: All Above Named Unknown Defendants, including Unknown Tenant
No. 1 and Unknown Tenant No. 2, Addresses Unknown

YOU, ALL ABOVE NAMED UNKNOWN DEFENDANTS, INCLUDING UNKNOWN
TENANT NO. 1 AND UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2, ARE NOTIFIED that an action
seeking foreclosure and other relief on the following property in Madison County,
Florida:

Lot 18, NORTON CREEK SUBDIVISIDNT according to the plat there-
of, as recorded in the Plat Book 2, Pages 31 through 33 inclusive, of the
Public Records of Madison County, Florida. Said lands situate, lying
and being in Madison County, Florida.

Subject to RESTRICTIONS and PROTECTIVE COVENANTS as
recorded in the official records of Madison County, Book 750, Pages
257-258.

Parcel ID #09-15-09-1185-ONC-018

has been filed against you and you, and each of you, are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on Scot B. Copeland, the plaintiffs attorney, whose address
is 174 East Base Street, Madison, Florida 32340 on or before January 4, 2008, and file
the original with the clerk of this court either before service on the plaintiffs attorney


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