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THE SPIRIT OF MADISON COUNTY
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Christmas Kicked Out Of Public Library
JUJWishing your users a happy
NW holidays is o.k." Hale
says, "but if you initiate even
that verbally, you may be open.
ing up concern by some folks."
By Tyrra B Meserve
Greene Publishing Inc.
On Friday, December 14, 2007, sources
who wish to remain anonymous voiced
concerns that they were no longer going
to be able to wish patrons "Merry Christ-
mas" at the Madison County Public Li-
brary In a memo received from Danny
Hales, Director of the Suwannee River
Regional Library System, dated Thurs-
day, December 6, it was stated that in the
interest of remaining neutral, it would
be the new policy to "stick with 'thank
you' when finishing a transaction."
Hale goes on to state that feelingn) a
need to respond to patrons if they initi-
ate a greeting of some sort "Thank you, I
hope you have one too," or "thank you, I
wish the same for you and your family"
are good answers.
"To people you know, personally,"
Hale tells his staff in the memo, "it might
be appropriate to wish them a happy hol-
idays," but the more you do it, the more
apt someone is going to complain."
"Wishing 'your users a happy holi-
days is o.k." Hale says, "but if you initi-
ate even that verbally, you may be open-
ing up concern by some folks."
Friday morning, after the memo was
received, Hales made a trip to the. library
to clarify his previous statements.
It is still unclear as to what the new
library policy is regarding Christmas
greetings. A meeting is scheduled to de-
termine the new policy on Wednesday
LAND IN G'REENVILLE TRASHED?I
This is an aer-
ial view of 11
US 90. The
tion that ap-
pears to be
dirt is actually
pounds of dia-
pers and oth-
ten years ago.
Please see Parcel: 2Z
Friday's paper No A
for full details.
O Toole, Sr.
James (Jim) William
O'Toole, Sr., age 71, died at
his home in Madison on
Sunday, December 16, 2007.
He is survived by his wife
of 25 years, Elizabeth (Bet-
ty) Fraleigh O'Toole.
A celebration of life
will be held in his honor
on Thursday, December 20,
at 11 a.m. at OlToole's
The family will receive
visitors at his home,8 305
N.E. Artemesia Trail,
Madison, on Wednesday,
December 19, from 4-6 pm.
In lieu of flowers, memori-
al contributions to Big
Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan
Center Blvd., Tallahassee,
FL 32308 or a charity of
your choice would be ap-
Please see O'TOOLE,
Truck Driver Arrested For Resisting With Violence
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Madison County Sheriff's deputies
arrested a man for resisting with vio-
lence and the Department of Agricul-
ture added fleeing and attempting to
elude and failure to stop for inspection
to the charges on Wednesday, December
According to a press release from
Cpl. Mike Maurice, deputies had been
given a BOLO (Be on the Lookout) for a
semi truck and trailer headed into
Madison that had bypassed the inspec-
tion station at the Suwannee River in
Ellaville. The semi fled from the agricul-
ture officer at a high rate of speed.
Deputy Jimmy Fletcher spotted the
vehicle on US 90, just east of the City of
Madison. Fletcher saw the semi commit
a traffic violation and turned around to
Maurice's K-9 team was in the area
and got behind the semi at the city lim-
its. Maurice and Fletcher decided to
Please see ARREST, Page 15A
Part 4 The Status Of Madison Families
The Light At
By Michael Curtis
Greene Putblishing, Inc.
When this series be-
gan there were a few ob-
jectives. The final goal,
the one with the greatest
priority, was simply to of-
fer a central "help" direc-
tory, and a person or per-
sons, killing to step into
the standard set by late
President Harry Truman
who said, "The buck
The End Of The Tunnel
stops here." This level of
S" -.: accountability is awe-
some, especially when
there are so many with
Madison County has
S dozens of agencies, orga-
nizations, charities and
churches that are fully or
partially devoted to as-
sisting the homeless,
Please see MADISON
Craig Wilson FAMILIES, Page-15A
By Tyrra B Meserve
Greene Publishing Inc.
When does bqing politically correct go too far?
When does being polite border on censorship? Does
crossing those borders mean going from watching
steps to stepping on toes? When is Joe Public allowed
to stand up for his rights to free speech and when is
the majority no longer allowed to voice belief for fear
of offending the minority?
As every season passes, a little bit of faith slips
away as well. First the school plays, then the start of
the school day. Once just under our flag, now to any-
place the public meets. No longer does prayer start the
day. If not in God, whom may we trust?
Now, not only is He not allowed to be called by
name, He is no longer to be referenced. Though hot ex-
actly an order, merely a suggestion, Madison County
Public Library will no longer be wishing its patrons a
"Merry Christmas." Instead, they will simply respond
with a respectful Thank you." In this Year of Our
Lord, 2007, they are in fear of losing their jobs with a
misplaced "Happy Holidays." As a public facility, they
are required to remain neutral.
Gone are the days when the church doubled as the
place of education. Also gone are the days when we
worshipped, praised and celebrated together. Instead
of America being a melting pot of society, now so leery
of insulting one another, citizens are divisible by their
Can Danny Hales, Director of the Suwannee River
Regional Library System, be blamed for his concerns?
Can he alone be held accountable for kicking Christ
out of Christmas tidings? His worries are not un-
founded when everywhere those tides are turning
against him. Apprehension has found a home in the
heart of America, and lawsuits have become its'bread
and butter. One wrong word falling on the wrong ear
can lose a man his job faster then those Christmas
bells are rung.
It is therefore the responsibility of Joe Public to
stand up for himself. He must come out.of.hiding and
shout out loud and clear that it has gone far enough.
When good tidings are given it is only proper to re-
spond in kind and it is of the least importance how it
is phrased. The importance is that it is phrased at all
and to lose that means losing the right to be heard.
Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Happy Kwan-
za, Feliz Navidad, Happy JHanukah, they all mean the
same. Wishing nothing but the best, joy and happiness
to you and yours during this, the most joyous of. all
seasons. Is that so offensive? Do we really want to take
that out of our right to speech?
Madison Agrees To Sell Carson Ealy Park
By Ginger Jarvis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Long the site of baseball
and softball excitement, the
Carson Ealy Recreation Park
south of Madison is slated to
see homes and families in its fu-
ture. On December 12 at their
regular meeting, the Madison
City Commissioners voted to
sell the park property to Edwin
Browning and Roy Floyd for de-
In discussing the proposal, City Manager Harold
Emrich pointed out that the property has lain un.
used for many years.
Browning and Floyd initial-
ly offered $7,000 per acre for the
22.78-acre site, however, the
land was appraised at $7,405 per
acre. The city and the buyers
compromised at $7,250 per acre.
I Indx Yor Locl WetheI
The buyers also agreed to waive
any right to protest if the city
should decide to annex the
property at a future time.
In discussing the proposal,
City Manager Harold Emrich
pointed out that the property
has lain unused for many years,
"The city has no restrictions or
any authority to place restric-
tions at this time," he said,
Townsend asked, "Will the
homes you build be affordable
housing?" Floyd replied, "Yes,
that is our plan."
Townsend also commented
about the possibility of sale
back to the city "We do not
want them to come back in a
couple of years and try to sell it
back to us at more than they
paid for it," she said. Emrich
replied, "I would not come back
to you with that."
After some other discus-
sion, the board voted unani-
mously to sell the property to
Browning and Floyd at the
Please see CASON PARK,
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2A Madison County Carrier www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, December 19, 2007
VIEWPOINTS & OPINIONS.
With The Publisher
Mary EHen Greene
Christianity As A Target Of
Political Correctness Craziness
We'recieved a news release this week that is fright-
ning. Whatis scaryis-Are we, as Americans, headed that
wayas well? You decide.
Some examples of political correctness craziness
seen in recent times:
Oct. 2006 British Airways suspends an employee for
displaying a Christian cross necklace.
Oct. 2006 The BBC raise concerns about Newsread-
er.Fiona Bruce's right to wear a cross while presenting the
An elderly Christian couple were recently interro-
gated by police because they complained to the council
(over the phone) about its gay rights policies. Mr and
Mrs Roberts had complained to Wyre Borough Council
after reading an article in their local newspaper which
explained that the council was set to introduce wide-
ranging gay rights policies. Mr Roberts complained to
the Council saying that he did not agree with their pro-
motion of homosexuality When told that it was part of
the Council's diversity policy, Mr Roberts asked in that .
case if Christianity could be promoted in the same way
and asked if he could display Christian leaflets along-
side gay rights leaflets. This was refused o the grounds
that it would cause offence to the gay community But Mr
Roberts told council representatives'that he was offend-
ed by the promotion of homosexuality The elderly cou-
ple were soon visited and questioned by the police who
accusing them of making "homophobic telephone calls"!
However, it would appear that there has been a clear
case of a breach of the couple's human rights.
As the Christian Institute have rightly pointed out,
for the police to get involved with such a matter is sur-
prising. They are going to have to view not only Evan-
gelical Christians as criminals for their right to disagree Letters to the Editor are type
with the practice of homosexuality, but also the reli-
gions of Islam and Judaism, as they too disagree with TK n o
the practice. o WC Iow
The Daily Mail reported how, home office officials _.
are threatenifigt.o .ithdravt funding for a memorial car- we start elect ing oiir iext presi-
91'service for the Victims. pf mpe beci4,t. i, dt,,,dent Sundak, January 13, .2008 when
Christian". Even though the service (held at St Martin- our early voting begins. Do we know
in-the-Fields in, Trafalgar Square) has been helping enough about candidates? Televi-
grieving relatives of homicide for 11 years now, politi- sion celebrities asking questions
cally correct civil servants are warning that they are go- to test candidates for fast-on-their-
ing to pull the plug on funding unless the service tones feet answers can't match the Lin-
down its Christian content. coin-Douglas debates. And re-play-
The Daily Mail also reported how Inland Revenue ing candidates' replies if they stum-
staff have been banned from donating to a charity which ble is not just a ridiculous way to
helps send toys to needy children because of its links to choose a world leader-it is danger-
Christianity ous for our country's future. U.S.
Lambeth council officers have are being careful to leadership cannot be done with
use the terms: "Winter. Lights" and even "Celebrity 'shoot from the hip' solutions.
Lights" but have omitted the word Christmas from all Further, culling down to two by
promotional literature. the voters in Iowa and New Hamp-
A museum in Somerset changed the dating of its ex- shire raises the question: What do I
hibits from B.C. (before Christ) to B.P. (before present), have in common with those people
although they say that they did this to make things clear- that they should choose my presi-
er to people and not for reasons of political correctness.
Birmingham Council renamed Christmas he Th
'Winterva' and Jobcentres banned Christmas trees and h en The R
The Eden Project in Cornwall banned its employers The Editor: problem
from wishing'people a Merry Christmas because the After reading Mike quest 0
name Christ was in the greeting and it may offend peo- Curtis's article "When the a U.S. R
ple of other religions, right way is the wrong The
The Red Cross charity shops have banned nativity way" I would like to add a posters,
scenes from their window displays at Christmas times lot that Mr. Curtis failed to gle fami
because they do not want to have any religious imagery mention in his interview. eration
on display Paradoxically, I have personally seen a Red First he failed to men- to acceI
Cross shop with a full on Halloween display in its win- tion that is was Church of their
dow. Clearly Halloween is a religious pagan festival, renegades that have re- in this a
Double standards I think here. cently begun a power veloper
There has been a recent push to try and ban Bible's struggle to regain control in tur
from hospitals. Leicester health trust in particular has of the church, by involv- three su
led a push to ban them, claiming the presence of Bible's ing the Sheriff's Dept, A as BluE
in hospitals will offend other religions, preacher Attorney, and a and SP
Some shopping precincts throughout the UK banned County Comm. That have along v
the Salvation Army and other Christian-groups from failed to address the road which i
singing carols to shoppers in case they offended other re-
The common excuse given for banning many of the
Christian traditions from our culture is that it will of-
fend other religions such as Muslims, Hindu's, etc. How-
ever, it is often revealing to find that most people in oth-
er religions are actually not offended. What they are of- I .
fended at, however, is the charge from others that they "Have gas
might find such things offensive. So who is pushing for .
all of this politically correct claptrap? The answer to prices
this lies in local councils. When you see examples of affected
such things as listed here why not write to them and ask
them to explain themselves? hOW m c
Where will all this political correctness lead and you have i I
what will it mean for Christians and religious liberty for
the UK in general? Today, the politically correct will be traveled
banning Bible's from hospitals, carols from shopping thiS year?"
precincts, etc. Tomorrow they will be insisting that t y "
churches tear down crosses from their steeples. Further
down the line, not being content with trying to eradicate
all traces of Christian heritage from our culture, they
will inevitably turn their gaze towards all religion. Peo- 0 o .ge20n
ple of all faiths and religions need to make a stand Log on to www.greenep
against what is happening. Write to your MP and ask "Do you fe
them to address the issue. Voting for this qu
d word for word, comma for comma, as sent to this newspaper.
Enough About Candidates?
dent before I have learned about the
candidates?; Are they judging the
candidates or following television
coverage on those the reporters find
So far, it appears only one major
speech by a candidate got wide tele-
vision coverage: Mitt Romney's ex-
planation of his religious commit-
ment. No candidate got network
publicity on solutions to (1) the im-
migration disaster (2) our record na-
tional debt owed to foreign bankers
(3) gun ownership that protects the
innocent from the deranged, crimi-
nal and careless (4) ending the Iraq
war sensibly and soon (5) moving
from dependence on foreign oil (6)
easing the pains of world trade
bight Way Is-
i, even at the re-
R the invitation of
se scalawag im-
mostly from a sin-
ily of several gen-
s seem to be unable
pt the fact that All
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area was sold to de-
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Will we judge on education, pro-
fession, success in business other
than politics, public speaking, gov-
erning a state,'serving in Congress,
ethical and moral personal conduct,
how favorably we (and proba-'
bly world governments) react to a
candidate? Or will TV interviewers
choose and we follow?.-
Most of us would rinot buy a hunt-
ing dog we learn as little about as
we learn of people asking to lead the
most powerful and important nation
road ending in a truck loads of the small
on the backside stuff and waited for help,,
'LE's BOTTLING after one of the members
of the Family owned bur-:
e renegades are ial grounds came to the
ie Church rollcall church 3 days later, after
st likely spend midnight, to view the tree,
iday's trespassing and who I thought at first
erties that was to be poaching..The next 2
wned bp their mornings the school bus
hers. went around the tree, but
road blockade the 3rd day the driver
d to be a large turned around instead. I
nation pine that felt that he was acting un-
le act of GOD, on der orders, or using the
y before school s6und judgment that it
ip. I raked up two was a lot safer to enter SR
6 going EAST at the top of
e e k the hill, than at the bot-
e ^tom. In order to give the
school bus driver more
room to turn around, I
then began cutting the
tree in 6-8 foot lengths and
rolling them over to the
property line of the lot
.* joining that I had pur-
chased last year. I might
add that I have done every-
thing possible with the
,' benefit of *"the CHURCH
MEMBERS in mind.
There are only Two mem-
bers and I firmly believe,
since both live out in the
County, that the scalawags
are trying to make things
r difficult for both them,
80 and me for helping.
;y?" James Hagan
at 9 a.m. Blue Springs
Wednesday, December 19, 2007 www.2reenepublishin2.com Madison County Carrier 3A
VIEWPOINTS & OPINIONS
I want to wish everyone a merry Christmas!
Santa Claus put in an early appearance Saturday
night as he visited with children in Lee and brought
them some of their presents a little early as part of the
Lee Volunteer Fire Department Christmas party.
Midway Church of God also held their Christmas
party Saturday evening. On Sunday, everyone enjoyed a
great play put on by the teens and the children at the
church. Lori Blount, Lenora Pate and Carol Brooks did
a great job with the production. Myrtice Tompkins
helped out the night of the play keeping the children
wrangled and in their places. Elvoye Thomas and Julian
Penny passed out fruit following the play and everyone
in attendance received pound cakes from Janice Flow-
Howard Mosier and Leroy Rutherford will celebrate
their birthdays on Wednesday, December 19. Happy
birthday wishes are also extended this week to Deborah
Webb and Tammy Flowers, who celebrate their birth-
days on Friday, December 21. Nolee Turner, Andy Brig-
gs, David Gilbert, Mitchell Hooker and Debbie Sealey all
share Sunday, December 23, as their birthday Joyce
Slaven and Connie Hood celebrate their birthdays on
Monday, December 24. Sharon Smith will celebrate her
birthday on Christmas Day.
Oops! I goofed last week. I said that Sharon Cress-
ley's birthday was December 15. That is the date of her
and James' wedding anniversary Hope they had a great
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!
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DID YOU KNOW...
By Jessica Higginbotham
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Did you know the human
-3 thumbnail grows the
? S slowest; the middle nail
L grows the fastest?
In the "Catch the Spirit" column in The Madison En-
terprise-Recorder on Friday, December 14, it was incor-
rectly stated that the Christmas Eve service at the First
United Methodist Church in Madison would be held at 7
p.m. The service will begin, in fact, at 6 p.m. that
evening. We apologize for the error.
The Madison County Health Support Group will
be meeting Thursday, December 20, 2007, at the Madi-
son Public Library The class begins at 11:45 a.m. For
more information, please contact Bonnie Mathis at
The Madison County Blood Drive will take place
in the Winn-Dixie parking lot of Friday, December 28,
2007 from 2-7 p.m. Look for the bloodmobile. For more
information, or to schedule an appointment, please
call (800) 448-3543 or visit www.redcrossblood.org.
The Suwannee Chapter of the Florida Trail Asso-
ciation will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Jan-
uary 14, 2008, at the Suwannee River Water Manage-
ment District, located on U.S. 90 and C.R. 49, 2 miles
east of Live Oak. The meeting will be held from 7-9
p.m. The public is welcome.
Every Tuesday Saturday
The Diamonds in the Ruff Adoption Program at
the Suwannee Valley Humane Society is open every
Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is
located on 1156 S.E Bisbee Loop Madison FL, 32340.
For a healthy lifestyle, adopt an animal and they will
make your life more fulfilled. For more information or
directions call (866) 236-7812 or (850) 971-9904.
"The Few" is
a 2006 history of
a small group of
joined the Royal
(RAF) in the
summer of 1940
to oppose the
waffe in the Bat-
tie of Britain. The title comes from an
August 20, 1940 speech to the House of
Commons by newly selected Prime Min-
ister Winston Churchill. Praising the
handful of fighter pilots who opposed'the
Nazis, Churchill ended his speech with
these famous words: "Never in the field
of: human conflict was so much owed by'
so many to so few."
The Battle of Britain spanned a two
month period in the late summer of 1940
following the fall of France. Hitler
planned to invade Britain for the first
time since William the Conqueror in
1066. Before Operation Sea Lion could be
implemented, the Luftwaffe had to gain
control of the skies over southern Eng-
land. Goering's air force outnumbered
the RAF by nearly 3:1 but in terms of
high performance fighters, the margin
was much closer.
About 2500 fighter pilots flying, Hur-
ricanes and Spitfires opposed the Ger-
mans. Most of them were British, but
about a quarter came from other Euro-
pean nations and Commonwealth coun-
tries. Joining the throng were eight
Americans who defied their nation's neu-
trality laws to defend the freedom of Eng-
lish speaking peoples. Only one would
survive the war.
Flying high performance fighters ca-
pable of 400 knots was hazardous busi-
ness sixty years ago. The life support
systems on these aircraft oxygen, heat-
ing, G tolerance, and egress were rudi-
mentary There was little armor to pro-
tect the pilot when hit, and he was sur-
rounded by high octane aviation fuel.
Many casualties were the result of flam-
The chief advantages that the RAF
had were that the fight was over friendly
skies and they enjoyed an excellent sys-
tem of radar and control to vector their
fighters into enemy formations on favor-
able terms. When an aircraft was shot
down, more often than not, the RAF pilot
Jim, fondly known as Toolie, was
born in Mt. Morris Township, Mich., No-
vember 10, 1936. He graduated from
Cincinnati College of Embalming,
Cincinnati, Ohio. He lived and worked in
Miami and Tallahassee. He retired from
Sears and Roebuck to start O'Toole's
Herb Farm with his beloved wife, "B," in
1990. Toolie had a great zest for life, a
huge capacity for love and a complete de-
votion to his family and friends. He had a
passion for travel, good food and fine
He is survived by one son, James
William O'Toole, Jr., and wife, Linda of
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands; one daughter,
Susan Diane Hoffritz and husband, Peter
of East Point; two brothers, John M.
O'Toole, and wife Deborah of Murphree-
to safety and live
to fight another
day; not so the
er pilot who in-
months of aerial
combat, it be-
that the RAF would survive and the Luft*
waffe would not gain the air supremacy
that Sea Lion demanded. Hitler pulled
the plug on the invasion and turned his
mighty army east in the direction of Rus-
sia. That battle would begin the follow-
ing June: ': :.': ': : : i ..n fi,
*, -What remained of 'thefew" helpedto ",
form the vanguard of the American Ea-
gle Squadron that would continue to de-
fend England through the Blitz into 1941
and eventually America's entry into the
war. One of these young recruits was a
19-year old son of a Baltimore clergy-
man, John Gillespie Magee, Jr. Shortly
before his death in late 1941, he sent his
parents a letter with a poem that was in-
spired by his love for flying. Since
then,"High Flight" has become an an-
them for aviators world wide.
Oh! I have slipped the surly
bonds of earth
And danced the skies on
Sunward I've climbed, and joined
the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds and done a
You have not dreamed of -
wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence.
I've chased the shouting wind along,
My eager craft through footless
halls of air
Up, up the long delirious burning blue
I've topped the wind-swept
heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or even eagle flew -
And, while with silent lifting
mind I've trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand and touched
the face of God.
cont from page 1A
sboro, Tenn., and Patrick M. O'Toole and
wife Pam of Madison; one sister-in-law,
Helen O'Toole of Dexter, Mich.; two
grandchildren, Michael Roberts of Dade
City, and Alyssa Roberts of Napa, Calif.;
many lifelong friends; and extended fam-
ily whom he treasured and loved.
Jim was preceded in death by one
brother, Thomas F. O'Toole; and one sis-
ter, Mary O'Toole Zemla.
Beggs Funeral Home in Madison is in
charge of all arrangements..
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LOCAL & REGIONAL GRIME BLOTTER
Manatee County Gang Members Get Prison Sentences For Criminal Racketeering Charges
~ Brown Pride Locos targeted by state officials for organized crime ~
Attorney General Bill
McCollum recently an-
nounced a significant vic-
tory in the fight against
gang violence with prison
sentences obtained for
four Manatee County gang
members. The individuals
were each charged with
criminal racketeering and
conspiracy to commit
racketeering for their par-
ticipation in Brown Pride
Locos, a violent street
gang that has terrorized
Manatee County through
robberies, assaults, vio-
lence against law enforce-
ALL SUSPECTS SHOULD BE CONSIDERED INNOCENT
UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW
Two Arrested; One On Drug Paraphernalia Charges
One man was arrested for driving
with an improper tag attached to his car
and another man was arrested for ob-
struction by disguise and possession of
drug paraphernalia on Sunday, Decem-
According to a Madison Police De-
partment report, Sgt. Chris Cooks con-
tacted Patrolman David Jarvis and re-
quested he be in route to Scruggs Street
to assist with an abandoned vehicle that
had the wrong tag attached to it.
Upon Jarvis' arrival, he made con-
tact with Harvey Hampton, the owner of
the residence where the car had been left.
After speaking with Hampton, he told
Jarvis that he knew the driver who had
walked up the road to meet a woman.
Jarvis asked Hampton several times
who the woman was and Hampton still
would not answer.
Further investigation found that the
driver was in the house. The driver was
asked to come out and he did.
The driver was identified to be Issac
Jarvis arrested Hampton for ob-
struction by disguise. During a search,
Jarvis found a crack pipe on Hampton's
Jarvis asked for permission to
search the house and Hampton said
"yes." During the search, Jarvis found
more drug paraphernalia.
The additional charges for posses-
sion of the paraphernalia were added.
Cooper was arrested for an improper
Man Arrested For Violation Of Injunction
A Madison man was arrested for viola-
tion of an injunction on Sunday, December
ment and other dangerous
crimes. The men were
prosecuted by the Attor-
ney General's Office of
Statewide Prosecution in
conjunction with the State
Attorney's Office for the
12th Judicial Circuit.
"We must continue to
protect our state by stop-
ping these organized
groups of criminals from
threatening our communi-
ties," said Attorney Gen-
eral McCollum. "We are
going to do everything
within our power to prose-
cute gang members to the
fullest extent of the law
and send them to prison
for substantial periods of
Sentenced today were
the following individuals:
Justino "Crazy" Santana,
25, sentenced to three
years in prison and three
years of probation; Fer-
nando "Freddy" Chavez,
22, sentenced to four years
in prison and two years of
probation; and Jose "Paya-
so" Luis Rodriguez, 21,
sentenced to 71 months in
prison to run concurrent-
ly with a 15-year sentence
for trafficking cocaine. Pe-
dro "Perico" Garcia, 25,
was also sentenced to six
years in prison which will
run consecutively with an-
other four-year sentence
on separate charges and
then will serve three years
of probation after his re-
lease. State prosecutors
used the racketeering
charge to target -the"gang-
as an organized criminal
enterprise, often useful
when witnesses or victims
are unwilling or unable to
testify against the gang
also provide for stronger
Gang leader Jose
"Charlie Brown" Lopez,
was sentenced to seven
years in prison in Septem-
ber. Lopez and his co-con-
spirators were arrested in
January through a joint ef-
fort by the Office of
the Manatee County Sher-
iff's Office and the
Bradenton Police Depart-
ment. Three additional
gang members, Frank
"Magoo" Alvarez, Alberto
Gutierrez and "Pistol"
Pete Garcia, already plead-
ed to charges of conspira-
cy to commit racketeering.
Alvarez has been sen-
tenced to seven years in
prison; Gutierrez and Gar-
cia will be sentenced at a
later date. A tenth mem-
ber, Eric "E" J. Santiago,
will be tried in January
To address the gang is-
sue on a statewide level,
the Attorney General's Of-
fice launched a statewide
grand jury in August to in-
vestigate criminal gang
activity including crimes
involving narcotics or oth-
er dangerous drugs, rob-
bery and gambling, as well
as violations of the Flori-
da Racketeer Influenced
and Corruption Organiza-
tion (RICO) Act. The ju-
rors are also studying var-
ious criminal issues and
make recommendations to
the legislature on needed
laws to deter gang activi-
ties and punish those in-
volved in these pursuits.
This morning, the Of-
fice of Statewide Prosecu-
tion announced the first
indictments returned by
the grand jury against 10
members of another dan-
gerous statewide gang,
SUR-13. Each gang mem-
ber will be charged with
racketeering and conspir-
acy to commit racketeer-
A copy of the charging
document against the
Brown Pride Locos gang
members is available on-
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AROUND MADISON COUNTY
Bro. Enoch James
Bro. Enoch James "Dean" Bal-
loon was born on March 28,1937, in
Cherry Lake, to Rev. Dozier J. Bal-
loon, Sr. and Mrs. Leona Thompkins
Balloon. He departed this life on
Tuesday night, December 4, 2007,
with the same gentleness that he
Funeral services were held at Mt.
Zion Cherry Lake AM.E. Church, on
Saturday, December 15,2007, at 2 p.m.
The family received friends at
Ganzy Funeral Home at 4 p.m. on
Friday, December 15.
Dean was converted at an early
age and joined Mt. Zion Cherry Lake
A.M.E. Church where he remained
faithful until his untimely death.
There he found joy in fulfilling his
Christian duty He was a faithful ser-
vant who. gave his untiring service'
with the quiet strength that he alone
possessed. When he set his mind to
it, no job was too big for him to un-
dertake. He was actively involved
and served as a dedicated usher,
trustee, missionary, custodian,
gospel choir member, Church School
and Vacation Bible School student, a
volunteer to both the area YP.D. on
their outings, as well as the culinary
(kitchen) staff. He eagerly accepted
each responsibility with much pride
o "ealn4ved going to church to
praise and.worship the Lord. Regard-
less of the weather conditions, he
would voluntarily walk, always. be-
ing the first to arrive there on Sun-
day mornings. He dutifully made it a
,point to have everything in place
when it was time for Church School
His faithfulness and commit-
ment as an usher did not go unno-
,ticed by the church, for he was sur-
prised in being honored with a
plaque recognizing his many years
of dedicated service as doorkeeper.
Likewise, at various times, the
trustees would express to the church
family their appreciation to Dean for
his untiring service and dedication
to their board.
Dean's love for the Lord is evi-
dent in his love for people, for he was
widely known by most within the
community. He talked only when he
deemed it necessary, and was known
to only respond with a warm shy
smile and/or a lighted-hearted
Whether he was walking or rid-
ing, Dean was always recognized by
those whose lives he impacted. It was
not unusual to hear them shout out
his name as they passed him on the
street or just riding along.
Dean enjoyed farming and he
loved to work. He was most depend-
able and would spend long days and
countless hours working at home or
within the community. He thought it
not robbery to reach out .and assist
whoever was in need of his service.
He had a special passion for
those who could no longer do for
themselves and the elderly Whenev-
er he could lend a helping hand, he
would voluntarily be there to do so.
Dean will be greatly missed by
the Balloon family, the church fami-
ly, and the entire community He
leaves to cherish his memories and
celebrate his life five siblings, Lillie
B. Nesbitt, Lucile B. Aikens (A.D.),
Rev. Dozier J. Balloon, Jr. (Lillian) all
of Madison, Ulysses "Buddy" Bal-
loon, Tampa; Leola diG Garvander
(Arne), Minneapolis, Minn.; nieces;
nephews; cousins; and sorrowing
Preceding him in death were his
parents, Rev. and Mrs. Dozier J. Bal-
loon, Sr.; siblings, Nehemiah (Roy),
Valdora and Keene, Marian
"Doretha" McGhee, Jessie L. Hobbs,
Juanita Knights, and Ulus "Bud"
Life is so precious, and friends
celebrate the life of a very special
man, Bob Aranda. Bob was the type
of man where negative words were
not associated with his description.
He was blessed with so many won-
derful qualities, and was a man of
honor, integrity and respect. He was
an adoring husband, incomparable
father, and wonderful friend.
Bob had such a gift of knowing
when to "crack a joke" or console his
friends and family to ensure them
that everything would be okay
Bob and Eleanor moved to Madi-
son only 12 short years ago, as most of
you know the man who was forced to
learn to slow down in this fastpaced
world. Bob Aranda was a man of suc-
cess and dedicated to his family and
career. Before we learn what amazing
contributions he made to society and
mankind, let us first focus on his per-
It all started in 1957 as a young,
eager 17-year-old boy sought the at-
tention of a beautiful, busty long
blonde-haired, Eleanor Rousseau.
As the story was told, Bob
arranged tennis dates with Eleanor
to seek common interests, so she
would give him the time of day The
only problem was that he had never
played tennis, even though he had
spoken of possessing great tennis
skills. Little time passed, as Eleanor
realized her soul mate, had sought
her out and the foundation was laid
for one of the most beautiful unions
of two hearts combined into one.
After forty-five years of mar-
riage, Bob and Eleanor represent the
true vows of marriage and created a
wonderful, safe and nurturing envi-
ronment for their children.
Their dedication to each other
and parenting guided their children
to become strong, confident and lov-
ing adults. They instilled morals, be-
liefs and values by example. Through
friends' eyes, that is immeasurable
Bob Aranda's success and accom-
plishments are hard to contain with-
in this tribute to his life. Let us take a
few moments to recognize what
amazing change he brought to this
He worked 37 years in the bank-
ing business, retiring as Vice Presi-
dent of First Federal of the Palm
Set up the first computer bank-
ing system in West Palm Beach,
Florida for Atlantic National Bank.
Founder of Haverhill Little
The Aranda family extends
their thanks to all of the loving peo-
ple of Madison. Words cannot ex-
press our sincere gratitude for the
outpouring of love, support,
prayers, food and supplies everyone
has generously extended. Thank
you Dr. Bibb, for holding Bob togeth-
er with your great knowledge. Also,
many thanks to Cherry Lake Fire
Words cannot express our heart-
felt gratitude to all of you in Madi-
son County who prayed for Martha
(Mama) during her illness. Thank
you so much for your friendship,
love, flowers, cards, food and
prayers. God truly blessed us with a
The family of Nancy Scarboro
would like to thank everyone for
their love, kindness, and support
during our recent loss. The prayers,
food, flowers, donations, cards, vis-
its, and phone calls were all very
It is truly in times such as these,
League; Haverhill Jaycees and Base-
ball Commissioner of Lake Lytle
Coached baseball for thirty
Senior Warden of St. Christo-
pher's Episcopal Church in West
Palm Beach, Florida.
Very involved with Cursillo
Ministries; Kairos Prison Ministry
and helped form marriage counsel-
Associate Director and
fundraiser for Real Life Christian
Treasurer of Consolidated
Co-Founder of Madison County
Treasurer for eleven years at St.
Mary's Episcopal Church in Madi-
Finance Minister at Madison
Fellowship Baptist Church in Madi-
And lastly, he played awesome
bass guitar for the Haverhill Shut-
So, clearly one can see why Bob
Aranda's life merely could not be
simplified. He brought so much joy to
so many people. Today, we will carry.
him with us in our hearts each and
everyday as he will never be forgot-
ten. Goodbye Bob. May you rest in
peace as we all know you were' so
He leaves behind his loving wife,
Eleanor Rousseau Aranda; children,
Tony (Sheila), Mark (Erica), Stefanie
(Phillip); grandchildren, Tonisha
Miller (Thomas), Megan, Danielle,
Gabrielle, Matthew; great-grandson,
Donovan; and many nieces and
nephews. Preceding Bob in
death were his parents, Georgia and
Julio Aranda, Sr.; sisters, Betty Tuck-
er, Wilnora Turner; and brother,
Julio Aranda; Jr.
and Rescue Department, Madison
EMTs, and the numerous healthcare
providers at MCMH, who were re-
sponsible for saving Bob's life on
multiple occasions. Moreover, many
thanks to the hospital administra-
tion, Board of Directors and staff,
who have been so understanding
and comforting during our time of
We will miss her so much. Your
thoughtfulness has meant so much
to each of us.
The Davis and
that friendship becomes the back-
bone to each of our sanity We have
seen, during our loss, that ."the
greatest gift is not found in a store
nor under a tree, but in the hearts of
Thank you and God bless you all,
Ronnie Scarboro and family
Meatballs are roasted, and then simmered in a rich barbeque
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always gone in minutes!
11/2 pounds lean ground beef
11/4 cups dry bread crumbs
3 tablespoons grated onion
1(1 ounce) package dry Ranch-style dressing mix
1 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
3/4 cup cola-flavored carbonated beverage
1/2 cup chopped onion
112 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 teaspoon seasoning salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
2. In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, bread crumbs,
egg, grated onion and Ranch dressing mix until well blended.
Shape into 1-inch meatballs, and place on a 10x15 inch jellyroll
pan, or any baking sheet with sides to catch the grease. (Using an
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them over halfway through. While the meatballs are
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choppedonion and green-pepper in-a-slow-cooker. Season
with seasoning salt, pepper, and Worcestershire sauce.
4. Remove meatballs from the baking sheet, and place
into the sauce in the slowcooker. Cover and cook on Low
for 3 hours, then remove the lid and cook for anadditional
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6A Madison County Carrier
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
AROUND MADISON COUNTY
AI Donations Save Local Coach's
Life In Time For Holida
Debbie and Danny Nennstiel know the gift that blood donation can mean yearround.
it show that the most
meaningful gifts don't
have to cost a lot of money
Danny, who is a blood
donor, said he feels donat-
ing is a worthwhile en-
"Part of why I do do-
nate is I want blood to be
there when someone I love
needs it," Danny said.
"Don't wait for a friend or
family member to go to the
hospital. By then, it'll be
too late. If I would have
had to wait one more day, I
would have died."
Debbie agreed. "There
was no forethought that
we were going to need it -
this came out from
nowhere," she said. "You
'never think it'll happen to
This December SCBC
wants to remind donors of
the reason they donate. It
wants donors to remem-
ber the families that bene-
fit from the selfless act of
donating. The holidays are
all about giving, and this
season, everyone can
achieve that "warm" feel-
ing inside by giving a gift
from the heart and not the
wallet. As SCBC's gift to
donors, everyone who do-
nates between December
10-21 will receive a charm-
ing ceramic snowman or-
"Christ sacrificed for
us, and we should sacrifice
for each other," Danny
said. "The technology we
have today allows us to.
save lives, and what a
great gift to give."
Donating is a simple
procedure. To be a donor,
citizens have to be in good
health, at least 17 years old
(16 years old with a par-
ent's permission) and
weigh a minimum of 110
According to SCBC,
less than 5 percent of the
eligible population actual-
ly donates blood. For more
SCBC at (850) 877-7181,
(800) 722-2218 or visit its
Web site www.scbcinfo.org.
All locations are open
Monday through Friday, 9
a.m. 6. p.m. The Riggins
Road location is also open
on Saturday, 9 a.m. 1 p.m.
SCBC is closed Christmas
The need for blood
doesn't stop. It doesn't get a
Christmas vacation or a
New Year's off. It's con-
stant. But oftentimes with
the hustle and bustle of
the holidays, blood dona-
tions tend to drop. Donors
are swept away by the
good spirits the Christmas
season brings, and even
the usual donors stray.
But accidents still hap-
pen, hospitals are still full,
and everyday citizens
much like Southeastern
Community Blood Center
donors experience unfor-
tunate incidents that leave
them in need of blood.
Danny Nennstiel, 37,
an SCBC blood donor from
Monticello, knows all too
well how life-threatening
accidents can happen un-
On Oct. 29, Danny was
bitten by a spider, and this
seemingly simple incident
resulted in an allergic re-
action that destroyed
many of his platelets the
blood cells that help con-
trol bleeding at a life-
"I'm a P.E. teacher. I'm
. healthy I'm a cross coun-
try coach I didn't get into
a car crash," he said. "Arre-
action to a medicine took
me to the hospital. As a
healthy person, you don't
What surprised Danny,
was that he felt fine. "I'd
been camping that week-
end and working in the
woods' and came home to
see bruises and said some-
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thing's wrong," he said.
Alarmed, Danny and
his wife of 14 years, Deb-
bie Nennstiel, the director
of laboratory services for
SCBC, visited the hospital.
Their doctors tested
his platelet count. Accord-
ing to Debbie, when a pa-
tient has a platelet count
below 20, doctors will give
the patient an immediate
platelet transfusion. Dan-
ny's count was 2.
"When they told me, I
was dumbfounded," Deb-
bie said. "It was a very sur-
Danny could have died
fromn'the loss of platelets.
Luckily, there were
enough platelets available
for him to undergo two
Stories like the
Nennstiels' happen often.
And because of the self-
less acts of blood donors,
these stories can have hap-
py endings. Their story
and countless others like
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Lions Club Elects Officers
Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Michael Curtis, December 11, 2007
Lions Club Officers Doug Brown, Tom Moffses, Wesley Reeves, Lee FerDon, Don
Ashley and Joe Peavy, pictured left to right, are proud to serve Madison County in
By Michael Curtis other great year. Joining pleased to be part of these
Greene Publishing, Inc. Lions International in and other worthwhile
As the year winds their ongoing mission for charities.
down, the Madison Lions worldwide vision health, During the weekly
Club is gearing up for an- the Madison Lions Club is meeting held on Tuesday,
December 4, members
took a moment to reflect
on this year's efforts,
while, making prepara-
tions for 2008. The elec-
tion of officers was the
first business at hand.
After some discussion,
the membership decided
Hours: to nominate current offi-
Sun. Thurs. cers for another term.
11 am 10 pm With a second, and a unan-
Fri. Sat. imous vote, the officers
11 am -11 pm were elected as follow:
President, Lee FerDon;
4 VBVice-President Tom Moffs-
now aO es; Tail Twister, Joe Peavy;
Secretary, Doug Brown;
Treasurer, Don Ashley;
%t, 1 BLion Tamer; Wesley
kshley Bowling, Manager "I'm very happy to
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work," he added. The Li-
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Tuesday at 12:00 at Madi-
son Memorial Hospital.
Wednesday, December 19, 2007 www.greenepublishing.com Madison County Carrier 7A
AROUND MADISON COUNTY
Madison Lodge No.
11 Elects New Officers
By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Madison Lodge No.11
Free & Accepted Masons
elected new officers for
2008. Installations will
take place January 3. The
annual election was held
during the regular meet-
ing of December 10,
where over 40 members
were in attendance.
Master Bob Pugh conduct-
ed the meeting that also
included discussion on
contributing to the cham-
pionship ring fund being
organized by the 2A State
Champion MCHS Cow-
boys football boosters.
Additionally, three mem-
bership certificates were
David Ballenger re-
ceived his 25-year certifi-
cate, Bill Bosscher was
awarded his 40-year cer-
tificate and a 60-year cer-
tificate was presented to
Regarding elected offi-
cers, Ted Beggs will be the
Worshipful Master for
2008 and Roy Hibbs will
serve as Senior Warden.
Opie Peavy was elected to
the position of Junior
Warden. Alfred Welch
was elected for another
term as Treasurer and the
perennial warhorse, Jim
Stanley, was elected to his
28th term as Secretary.
As the New Year
launches, the Masons of
Madison County will con-
tinue their mission to
help those less fortunate,
while remaining dedicat-
ed to improving them-
selves as caregivers for
family and friends. Striv-
ing to be the very best
stewards of the communi-
ty remains the corner-
stone of Madison Lodge
No. 11 F.&A.M.
Sid Johnson invited
guests, David Azalea, Wal-
ter Moody and Stephen
Azalea (left to right) of Val-
dosta, Ga., who attended
the Madison No. 11 Lodge
Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Tommy Greene, December 10, 2007
David Ballenger (25 years), Bill Bosscher (40 years)
and Alva Gillian (60 years), pictured left to right, show
their membership certificates during the December Madi-
son No. 11 Lodge meeting.
Chilton Manuals Are
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Captain Mary Murphy White of Madison graduated
from SOS (Squadron Officer School In-Residence) De-
cember 7, at Maxwell Air Force base in Montgomery,
Ala. Captain White's Flight finished first among the 420
graduates and she was awarded the Chief of Staff
plaque from Air University.
Captain White was formerly stationed at Moody Air
Force base inValdosta, Ga., and now has joined the 315
Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron (AES), in Charleston,
S.C., as a reservist. She is eligible for promotion to ma-
jor in February 2008.
When it comes to auto
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Corona/Lt..................... 24 Pk............27.99
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years of marriage at a reception in their honor on Sun-
day, December 30, 2007, from 2-4 p.m. at the Fellowship
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SCHOOL & EDUCATION
HATS Off TO OUR SCHOOL NURSES
By Tyrra B Meserve
Greene Publishing Inc.
From head lice to hay fever, hang nails to head
colds, the dedicated school nurses have seen it all.
Their day is spent fretting over our most prized pos-
sessions, gauzing, splinting, wiping their tears and
snotty noses, bandaging scuffed up knees and dispens-
ing flu vaccinations. They watch our children grow in
a continuous harvest, fruits of society that they guard
with their hearts. Thankless, the job is not, but painful
is part of the days' work. They are there to ease as
much of the hurting as possible. For if it wasn't for the
school nurses, who would the children run to when
they didn't land quite right?
At Madison County Central, there are three names
to be called. Marta Smith, Rosa Williams and Betsy
Thompson are the ones who tend the babes. Their con-
stant attention is what parents rely on to get their
loves through football games and sniffle season. To say
that they are merely good at their jobs is an under-
statement. They live, breath, and dream kids. They
know, almost as well as the parents do, their favorite
foods and secret heartbreaks, which ones agree with
them and which do not. They are usually the first there
when things go wrong, to picking up the pieces of
games gone bad. Bones break, and thank goodness par-
ents can sleep well at night knowing that those three
angels will be there in the morning to see the tots
through the day
Marta resolved to go into nursing in 1980 when she
was secretary to then principal, Larry Alderman. Back'
then, there was only one county nurse who did the
rounds from school to school, which restricted each to
a couple of hours a day.
"If something happened, you either had to wait un-
til she could get out to you or you tended to it yourself."
Marta stated simply.
Taking a first responder class for CPR and first aid
training, she knew she had a calling.
She ended up going to college. Working across
from the nursing school, she decided that it was a sign
that she take a course. Her daughter joined her when
she enrolled in an EMT training class in Lake City and
was entering the second and last semester, 'during the
holiday season, when her father took ill. As they were
helping out on the milk farm, a dairy cow stepped on
Marta. This put a hold on EMT training, as she was
then unable to climb in 'and out of the ambulances
with a big pink cast on her foot.
After her father's surgery, he'kept asking her "Are
,, Fou iAonal:l y .M.. c mid Ua '.. ** i .I'
Finally Marta queried, "Dad, are, you asking if I'm
going back to school?"
"Well," she said, I'm too old to be riding around
with no air. I need heat and air conditioning." So, off
to Valdosta Tech she went to complete nursing school.
"It's a very rewarding career," Marta beams. "The
best part is when I was transferred up here; there were
some children in the lunchroom one day that I already
knew. One of them got up from his table and came over
to give me a big hug and ask how I was doing. It was the
best feeling in the world, worth all the days that I've
asked myself, why am I doing what I'm doing?"
Rosa was still in school, in the twelfth grade, and
taking care of her great aunt, when she made her deci-
sion to go into nursing.
"I felt I had a need to be there, she says smiling
Miriam Stephens helped her through the nursing
program at NFCC in 1973. She landed her first job at
Madison County Memorial Hospital where she was a
CNA nurses' aide. She was promoted to Second Shift,
days, and, in 1988, received the Nurse of the Year
Award. She worked there until 1990, then, took a year
off to private duty nurse two elderly patients.
"Bonnie Webb came to me one day and said she was
putting together a school nursing program." Then she
,asked,, 'Do you know anyone who would wprk)hard.and
The Madison -County to have at least a "B" GPA Madison High School. she
Gator Club recently average and have been ac- served as student body
awarded $6.000 in academ- cepted t6o'hhif wps .. l..i o president and graduated
ic scholarships to four FloriOa-1i.l-tjU4ens"i- with high honors. She was
University of Florida stu- dent.: '.;': also enrolled in dual en-
dents from Madison Coun.- Ciurent\,rw,4pents rollment at North Florida
ty. ate: Morgan Howard,; Tay, Community College and
Thanks to the: Work 16r Lewis, Sarah S'pindel graduated with an A.A. de-
and dedication bf., club and WillU] bfalle Gibson. gree frtm Santa Fe Com-
president B.F Kiltmiswor- Hotwari, :aaughtef"'..o, ruiatity College.
th and several other club Mr and Mr. ,Jeff H1oward, LAwis, son of Dr. and
members, a total of$12,000 is schedule Po receqv-her Mrs. John Lewis, is
in U of F scholarship bachelor's degr.6el po1il- presently enrolled in med-
funds has been awarded t6o cal science with a nlmior in ical school at U of F He
gifted students during the., .,history: at U of P ~iext ygar, ;' g~duated with a 4.00 GPA
past two years. She will. thenpttirse a at Madison High School
In order to apply for master's' degre.'It(.coni- and, also was enrolled in
this scholarship, one has munications. While'" at dual enrollment classes at
NFCC. In 2006. he graduat-
ed from Stetson University
with a bachelor's degree
in biochemistry with a
3.88 GPA before transfer-
ring to the University of
Florida Medical School.
Spindel, daughter of
Dr. and Mrs. Robert Spin-,
del, is majoring in animal
science at U of F and
plans to attend veterinari-
an college at U of F after
receiving her bachelor's
At Madison County
High School, she was ac-
tive in the Fellowship of
Christian Athletes, the
Beta Club, and the Nation-
al Honor Society. She also
played softball two years
and attended North Flori-
da Community College
under the dual enrollment
Gibson, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Dale Gibson, is en-
rolled at the University of
Florida under the Agricul-
tural Operations Manage-
ment Program. At Madi-
son High School, he was
very active in sports-par-
ticipating in basketball,
tennis, and ,track. He was
also active in the Fellow-
ship of Christian Athletes
and the FFA. In May of
2007, Gibson received an
A.A. degree from North
Florida Community Col-
lege. He is presently a ju-
nior at U of E
Any student aspiring
for a University of Florida
scholarship through the
Madison County Gator
Club for the fall semester
of 2008 should contact ei-
ther B.F. Killingsworth,
Joe Akerman, Tim
Sanders or Ray Griffin for
an application form.
September 20th, 1991, Rosa went down to the Madi-
son County Health Department and filled out an ap-
plication. One month later, she was placed in Madison
Middle School, where she remained for the next seven,
to eight years. She was transferred to Madison High
School and then transferred again in 2002 to MCCS,
where she works with approximately 600 students.
"I love my job," Rosa declares, "taking care of peo-
ple and keeping them healthy."
Betsy decided that a change of career was in order,
one that made a difference. She graduated from NFCC
in 2001 with her degree in practical nursing. First
working with South Georgia Medical School as a Med-
ical Surgeon of Oncology, she then went to Doctor's
Memorial Hospital's pediatric office.
Wanting to continue working with children, Betsy
has now been with Madison County Health Depart-
ment for over three years.
"All the little hugs you get and being a positive in-
fluence in their lives" means the most to Betsy, having
two boys of her own.
She has been based out of MCCS for three-and-a-
half years, as long as she has been with the Health De-
partment, however, being Senior LPN, she travels to
all schools in the county.
"If you had asked me in high school if I was going
into nursing,I never would have dreamed of it," Betsy
said, "It took me having my mother with cancer and a
small child who was ill early on to guide me into it."
Whether you speak to Marta, Rosa or Betsy, each
will tell you the same. As nurses to our offspring, our
future, they all love their job. When the day is done
and all the tears have been wiped away, it is the chil-
dren's smiling faces underneath that keep them com-
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About 96 million people own mutual funds,.according to
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However, even though all mutual funds offer you these two
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assume you're making the right moves. Many people think that
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their money grow,.then several growth funds will enable them
to make really big profits. But many growth stocks look alike. So,
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achieve large gains, they are frequently volatile, as they are
subject to currency fluctuation and political and economic risks.
Sector funds -"Sector" funds primarily invest in the stocks
of a particular industry or segment of the economy, such as
technology, health care or financial services. Sector funds are,
by design, less diversified than other types of mutual funds;
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Cowboys Start Off Regular
HoopS Season Slow
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
"Our pre-season was
no indication of the
amount of work we still
needed to do," Madison
County High School var-
sity basketball Coach Ed-
die Richie said of the
team's 75-56 win over
Bronson and the 45-35
win over Chiefland before
the season officially be-
The Cowboys had
poor third quarters
against Coffee County,
Ga., Lowndes County, Ga.
and Valdosta, Ga., due to
a roster that was depleted
because of football sea-
son. The poor quarters
resulted in three blowout
losses, followed by a 15-
point loss to Lincoln High
School in Tallahassee.
The games began get-
ting closer during the
season as the team lost by
only six points to Chiles
High School in Tallahas-
see, which is a 5A school.
"We were within two
points with 45 seconds
left but failed to close the
deal," Richie said.
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Despite playing one of
their worst defensive
games of the year, the
Cowboys nearly beat
Florida High of Tallahas-
see, dropping the game by
a score of 63-58.
"We had some ques-
tionable calls in that
game," Richie said. "The
Cowboys had 17 fouls to
Florida High's six."
The Seminoles made
20 trips to the free throw
line during the game,
while the Cowboys only
The Cowboys fol-
lowed the loss to the
Seminoles with a 55-48
victory at Monticello
against the Jefferson
County High School
"The game got close
in the end," Richie said,
"but we played a great de-
fensive game, finishing
with 42 total rebounds."
The Cowboys had a
rematch against Lincoln,
with some questionable
calls made late in the
game. The Cowboys end-
ed up losing 66-60.
The Cowboys lost a
game against North
Florida Christian, played
in Madison, thanks to
eight missed layups.
With the Cowboys'
record standing at 1-9 on
the year, Richie looked
forward to the rest of the
season on an upbeat note,
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North Florida Com-
munity College's Men's
Basketball Academy kept
the pace fast and the ac-
tion hot but ended the last
game before Thanksgiving
with a loss against FCCJ
of Jacksonville, 70 to 62.
"The Academy played
a great game against FCCJ
from Jacksonville," said
head coach Clyde Alexan-
der of the home game.
"There was never a
dull moment, even though
the final score was close.
The level of play was even
throughout the entire
game," Alexander stated.
"We are facing the giants,
and we will slay some be-
fore it is over."
Here's how the Acade-
my did on points:
Terrance McClain, 26
Marcus Brinson, 15
Brian Hill, 10 points
Darryl Marshall. 7
Charles Williams. 2
The Nov. 19 FCCJ
game was part of a four-
game home series for the
Academy The last home
game will be at 5:30 p.m.,
Dec. 6, at the Colin P. Kelly
Gym on the NFCC -cam-
pus. Go on out and support
NFCC's great guys as they
play a little college basket-
ball. Admission is free and
everyone will have a great
For information, con-
tact Coach Alexander,
850.973.1609 or visit athlet-
ics on the NFCC website,
4317 W. Peonsamcola St.
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Academy Comes Close In
Game Against FCCJ
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Madison's Kyle Fox And Valdosta
State Blazers Win National Title
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Kyle Fox has some-
thing that no other Cow-
boy before him has had the
chance to have a national
Fox, a backup right
tackle for the Valdosta
State University Blazers,
was put in to replace an
all-Conference guard on a
short yardage situation.
Michael Terry, the runner
ran behind Fox, to score
the winning touchdown as
the Blazers beat the North-
west Missouri State Wild-
cats 25-20. The Division II
game was played Saturday,
December 15, in Florence,
Fox was a blue chip
lineman for the Madison
County High School Cow-
boys. Frankie Carroll, his
former head coach, de-
scribed Fox as a "mean,
Carroll said that Fox is
a "great kid and a hard
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Madison County High School Cowboys evened
their district record at 1-1 with a 70-47 win against the Tay-
lor County High School Bulldogs in a basketball game
played Thursday, December 13, in Madison.
The Cowboys were led in scoring by Mar'Tarrius Mc-
Daniel who had 21 points.
Xavier Tillman and DeAngelo Tucker each con-
tributed 10 points.'
Jermaine Hart had eight points.
Aralious West and Brad Bruton each put six points in
Joseph Lowe had five points.
Tillman led the Cowboys in rebounds with eight.
West snatched seven rebounds.
Tucker, Griffin and Lowe had five rebounds apiece.
Tucker led in assi. w4ts
v.1.42 9m, 01 M, 9 R
Tillman had two blocked shots for the Cowboys. Tuck-
er had one.
The Cowboys overall record improved to 2-8 on the sea-
The JV Cowboys also beat Taylor County's JV by a
score of 54-48.
"He will do well at
whatever he does." Carroll
Carroll said that he is
equally proud of all of his
former players and that he
would like to see all of
them get degrees.
"It is pretty special for
Kyle to get a national
championship," he said.
Valdosta State fought
back from a 14-3 deficit at
halftime to win the game.
The national champi-
onship is the first for Val-
dosta State since 2004.
The loss is the third in
a row in a championship
game for Northwest Mis-
souri State. The three loss-
es in championship com-,
petition are a record.
Players At MCHS
Cowboy Baseball Camp
Baseball players from first grade through eighth
grade are invited to participate in the Cowboy Winter
Baseball Camp on December 27 and 28 at the' MCHS
baseball field. Professional baseball players Lorenzo
Cain of the Milwaukee Brewers, Jeremny Hayhes of the
Los Angeles Angels and Robert Paulk of the New York
Mets return to Boot Hill to provide instruction, along
with a host of college and high school players.
According to MCHS head baseball coach Doug
Brown, the camp will cover all phases of the game.
Campers can attend a one-day session for $30 or at-
tend both days for $50. Lunch will be provided each day.
%',i" iA "ife for fou Atlantah Bi' vestickets'will be
held on the final day of the camp. All proceeds go to the
Madison County High School baseball program, Initer.
ested campers can call Coach Brown at 973-8238 or' 673,
Registration will take place at the field from 8:30 to 9
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Wednesday, December 19, 2007
I build sheds, decks,
exterior carpentry work, win-
Call Bob: 850-242-9342
Land Clearing, Ponds, Stump Re-
moval, Demolition, and Roads. No
Job Too Small. Free Estimates. Call
Paul Kinsley at 850-973-6326
Keep your home, keep your
credit good, call for free
Learn to play
piano or bass
guitar by ear!!
Call to schedule private
lessons and pricing ,
Will return call during
A HUGE YARD SALE.
LOTS OF STUFF
CALL FOR INFORMATION
850-971-2887 AFTER 4:00pm
Saturday,;December 22 at 9:00am
1404 NE Cactus Ave. Lee,. FL
Lawn Mower Repair
New & Used Parts
2089 NE State Road 6
Madison, FL 32340
THIS &' THAT SALE
AT J.LEWIS WILLIAMS
GARAGE, 667 SW RANGE AVE
CLOTHES & MISCELLANEOUS
OUR JUNK YOUR TREASURE
December 21, starting at 12:00
December 22, starting at 10:00
25 lbs. of
just $2 a bundle
19" TV, VCR/DVD Combo, Tibo,
Bedroom Set, Log Patio Furniture,
Sports Vending Machine,
Pictures & Accessories
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
Need 10-20 chickens.
Maybe a rooster or two
also guineas and peafowls.
1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments.
Call 850-973-4934 TTY Acs- 711
Equal Housing Opportunity
Apartments designed for Senior's
and Disabled. 1 & 2 bedrooms,
HUD vouchers accepted Call 850-
973-3786 TTY Acs 711.
Equal Housing Opportunity
FOR SALE BY OWNER
C uthern illas of '5ac, Pinetta, Canopy county road
frontage, $42,995 with $2,500
C adison07partments down, $365 / month or $39,995
cash. 5ac. Lee, platted lot, houses
Rental assistance may be available, only $45,995 with $2,500 down,
HUD vouchers accepted. 1, 2, & 3 $390 / month or $42,995 cash
BR HC & non-HC accessible apts. Call 850-973-4116
Call 850-973-8582, TDD/TTY For Sale By Owner:
711. 315 SW Lawson Circle, Madi- 1/2 Acre Timber River Loop,
son, FL 32340. Equal Housing Op-2f river front
portunity 200ft river front.
Home For Rent
3 bedrooms 1 bath
388 Church Ave. Greenville
Contact: Mrs. Mary Washington
3BDR/2BTH Home with one acre,
near Greenville & I-10 off 221 on
Sundown Creek Road. Garage,
Large enclosed rear porch, Inside
newly painted, Laundry area, Cen-
tral heat & Air. $800. monthly
Call Suzanne Day, 850-556-1111
Luxury Apartments- overlooking
the Courthouse Circle in downtown
Monticello, 3BR/2BA, $1050.
Monthly, Contact Katrina Walton at
HOME FOR RENT
613 S.E. Old County Camp Rd..
in Madison. Sec. 8 welcome
e enville Pointe
1, 2 & 3 BR HC & non-HC acces-
sible apts. Rental assistance may be
available. HUD vouchers accepted.
Call 850-948-3036. TDD/TTY
711. 192 NW Greenville Pointe
Trail, Greenville, FL 32331. Equal
Excavating & Tractor
Land Clearing, Ponds, Stump
Removal, Demolition, Roads,
Mowing, Discing, Box-Blading,
We have top soil and fill dirt
Call Paul Kinsley
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
Call Tommy Greene
With your land,
Factory Direct Prices
No Middle Man!
Prestige Hpme Center
Lake City Florida
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
With as little as
Prestige Home Center
Lake City, Florida
REALTY AND AUCTION. INC.
Madison County, FL
Paved road frontage
Good interior road system
Food plots in place
Excellent recreation tract
Will divide $3,900/ac
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
3 BR/2 BA Doublewide
Prestige Home Center
Will divide for two.
3 BR/2 BA Doublewide
Prestige Home Center
With your land
Factory Direct Prices
No Middle Man!
Prestige Home Center
Lake City Florida
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
Advertising Sales Associates
Layout & Design
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:
firstname.lastname@example.org or ap-
ply in person at our office on Hwy
53, just south of Madison. We wel-
come those who want to grow
$ Christmas Is Coming $
Earn gift dollars
Sell AVON part time
Kit Only $10
Call Dorothy ISR
Tired of a gas guzzler? Immacu-
late garage kept Ford Ranger with
only 22,000 miles. Great on Gas!
OFFICE / BOOKKEEPING
Payroll clerk / Office Assistant
Manager. Approximately 6-7 hours
per day, Monday Friday, hours are
flexible. Office & general comput-
er experience needed. In the Lee
area. Fax Resume to 850-971-0006.
"They All Laughed When I
Said I Wanted To Work In A
Tax Office In Madison...But
Their Laughter Changed To
Amazement When I Made
Commissions On Tax Service
Sales And Was Able To Work
Flexible Hours Each Day Dur-
ing Tax Season!" Call Toll
Free (866) 956-4866, 24 hour
free recorded message.
Advent Christian Village
Dowling Park, Florida
'On the Banks of the
Office Manager ( PT )
Prior experience with insurance au-
thorization and MS Office required;
proficiency with Excel preferred.
Must possess strong communica-
tion, customer service, and organi-
Housekeeping Worker ( FT )
Interior and exterior lodging / retail
facilities. Periodic weekend duties
may be required. Prior custodial
experience strongly preferred.
Childcare Worker ( PT )
PT position, pre-schoolers / newly
renovated facility; must be CDA
certified or willing to obtain certifi-
Competitive wages & benefits for
FT positions; onsite daycare and
fitness facilities. Apply in person at
Personnel Office (Carter Village
Hall) Monday through Friday from
9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., or fax re-
sume/credentials to (386) 658-
EOE / Drug-Free Workplace /
Criminal background checks re-
quired For the most current in job
vacancies, call 658-5627 or visit
24 hrs/day, 7 days/week
Recovery Specialist I (#2037)
A Bachelor's degree from an ac-
credited university or college with a
major in counseling, social work,
psychology, criminal justice, nurs-
ing, rehabilitation, special educa-
tion, health education, or a related
human services field (a related hu-
man services field is one in which
major course work includes the
study of human behavior and devel-
opment) and have a minimum of.
one year of full time or equivalent
experience working with adults ex-
periencing serious mental illness or
a bachelor's degree from an accred-
ited university or college and three
years full time or equivalent experi-
ence working with adults experi-
encing serious mental illness.
School Based Recovery Specialist
Masters degree from an. accredited
university or college with a major,
in the field of social work and one
year of professional experience in
providing services to persons with
behavioral illness. Substance
abuse knowledge' preferred. Some
local travel required. LICENSE
For more information of available
2634-J Capital Circle N.E., Talla-
Pre-Hire Drug Screen & FDLE
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer Drug Free Work-
CALL ANYTIME 850-973-0344
No questions asked for I
return of missing family u
Dixie is a Beagle dog,
who has been spayed.
She went missing from
Pickle Lane on Sunday,
Anyone who has information on the whearabouts of Dixie
should call Ansley Rogers at 973-7047
or Ashley Beggs at 973-6525.
Dixie belongs to a little girl who misses her very much.
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:
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-
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
Stiog andlytiial hand problirti solvi.lg kills
O-utstandmg 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
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 Conrnections 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-employmenit drug
screening and background check is required.
Buckeye is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
3rd JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MADISON
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE
FOR OPTION ONE MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST
2001-A ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES,
DEBBIE M. BLACKMON, et al,
NOTICE OF ACTION
UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,
CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST
IN THE ESTATE OF GERTRUDE GHENT A/K/A GERTRUDE JACKSON GHENT,
Last Address Unknown
Current Residence Unknown
Current Residence: 146 S.W. Eagin Hill Lane, Madison, FL 32340
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following
START AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SOUTHWEST QUAR-
TER OF NORTHWEST QUARTER (NW 1/4) OF SECTION 28,
TOWNSHIP 1 NORTH, RANGE 9 EAST, MADISON COUNTY,
FLORIDA, IN RIGHT OF WAY SRS-360-A OPPOSITE STATION
171+64.5; THENCE RUN NORTH 00"04.7' EAST 1 FOOT TO NORTH
RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF SAID ROAD; THENCE SOUTH 88" 24'
22" WEST ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE 50 FEET TO WEST
SIDE OF A STREET; THENCE NORTH 00" 04.7' EAST 490.62 FEET;
THENCE NORTH 89" 55.3' WEST 210 FEET TO THE EAST SIDE OF
A 50 FOOT STREET AS THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF LOT 10;
THBNCE NORTH 00" 04.7' EAST 80 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89"
553' EAST 100 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00" 04.7* WEST 80 FEET;
THENCE NORTH 89" 55.3' WEST 100 FEET TO THE POINT OF BE-
has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to it, on Marshall C. Watson, P.A, Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is
1800 NW 49th STREET, SUITE 120, FT. LAUDERDALE FL 33309 on or before De-
cember 19,2007 a date which is within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this
Notice in the (Please publish in MADISON COUNTY COURIER) and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediate-
ly thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), Disabled per-
sons who, because of their disabilities, need special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact the ADA Coordinator at 101 S. Range, Madison, FL
32340 or Telephone Voice/TDD (904) 973-4176 prior to such proceeding.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 12th of December, 2007.
As Clerk of the Court
By: Christy R. Wilson
As Deputy Clerk
A SON PARK cont from page 1A
In other business, Justin Davis appeared before the
board asking for reconsideration of a decision from the
November meeting. The board voted at that time to al-
low no waivers to the new impact-fee ordinance Davis
based his plea for waivers on the fact that he had started
construction and had received permits for Madison
Commons on Base and Duval prior to the enactment of
the ordinance. "We started this project before the Impact
fees were in existence," he stated. "In any future project,
we would plan those fees into our budget."
The board had split on the vote in November, with
Commissioners Sumpter James, Myra Valentine, and
Townsend voting against the waivers, James and Com-
missioner Jim Stanley moved to reconsider the vote,
and Mayor Jim Catron joined them in approving recon-
siderations. Valentine and Townsend voted against re-
Prior to looking at the idea again, the city must ad-
vertise another public hearing on the matter. Townsend
asked, "Who will foot the bill for that? How much will it
cost?" City Clerk Lee Anne Hall advised that the adver-
tisement will cost the city about $75.
The board will reconsider the waivers at the regular
In other business, the board decided to name the en-
tire board as the hearing officer for an appeal by an em-
ployee who was suspended, then terminated. At the re-
quest of the employee's attorney, Emrich agreed to
change the employee's status to "suspended with pay"
for 30 days so that the employee will have a paycheck for
the upcoming holidays. The hearing was scheduled for
Tuesday, December 18.
wait until the semi got through town before trying to ini-
tiate a stop.
The semi traveled west on 90 through town.
Maurice and Fletcher were able to stop the vehicle at
the Tri-County Electric building on US 90 West.
Sergey V. Nikulin, 48, of Philadelphia, Pa. turned
over his paperwork to Maurice. While Maurice was
checking the papers, Nikulin continually placed the
truck in gear with deputies in front of and standing on
the steps of the truck.
Maurice ordered Nikulin out of the driver's door at
Nikulin got out of the truck and was ordered to turn
As Fletcher went to place cuffs on him, Nikulin
snatched away and tried to get back in the truck.
Maurice deploying his Taser, striking Nikulin in the
Nikulin pulled the darts out and tried to get back in
Fletcher struck Nikulin in the back with a Taser.
Nikulin ran around to the front of the truck and
stumbled to the ground.
Fletcher and Maurice struggled with Nikulin and fi-
nally got him in custody.
Nikulin was taken to the Madison County Jail.
cont from page 1A
COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Owner: Madison County Board of County Comimissioners
The Commission is requesting statements of qualifications from architectural / engi-
neering firms to design, prepare construction documents, permitting documents and
administration of the construction process. The project is to master plan the architec-
tural and site design for a County Public Library (5,000 sq ft.).
1. County Public Library
1 building with approximately 5,000 sq. feet in total
The county would like the following information:
1. Company background
2. Organizational Chart
3. Sub consultants to be used
4. Resume of key staff
5. Experience with similar type work
6. List of at least five (5) buildings of similar type with refer
ences and contact information
2. Must have professional insurance policies (errors & omissions)
with at least $3,000,000
8. Firms will be selected from these submittals
All questions must be referred to Sherilyn Pickels in the Board of County Commis-
sioners office at 850-973-3179 or email@example.com.
There will be no questions answered after January 9, 2008. All submittals are due in
sealed envelope by Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at 4:00 pm. The County requests no
contact be made in person or by telephone until a short list has been prepared. Firms
making the short list will be presented to the Board of County Commissioners on
Wednesday, February 6, 2008. Please submit 8 copies to:
Board of County Commissioners
Attn: Mrs. Sherilyn Pickels
229 SW Pinckney St.
Madison, Florida 32340
Board of County Com missioners
Attn: lMrs. Sherilyn Picke~s
OR PO Box 539
Madison, Florida 32341
Madison County reserves the right to reject any or all proposals.
Got something you no longer use or need?
Sell it in the classified.
....i*. 850-973-4141 a -
cont from page 1A
hungry, drug and alcohol addicted, elderly, as well as
dealing with the issues of teen pregnancy, jobs, educa-
tion and of course medical services. This list, too, is
Fortunately for all of us, the passion and determina-
tion of the leadership in these groups is also awesome,
currently coming together to deliver a Madison County
Through programs like Healthy' Families, Healthy
Start and Whole Child, and its coordination with the
Madison County Department of Health, through the Se-
nior Citizens Council and 55 Plus Club, through the
United Way and Second Harvest, through the Health
Disparity Task Force and the Drug and Alcohol Coali-
tion, through the Department of Children and Families
and WIC, through the Economic Development Council,
Workforce, Employment Connections and 4H, through
Shared Services and the Madison County Health Coun-
cil, through these and more, many more, plus every
church in the county; residents in need, regardless .of
how one defines need, can reach out.
But this vast array of service organizations begs the
question. "Who does what?" "Can it be done better?"
"Can services be delivered more efficiently and effec-
tively, perhaps completely, with a cooperative effort?"
The answer to that last question is a resounding,
"Yes!" And the coordinated effort is well underway. The
who's, where's and why's will be forthcoming, complete
with directories, websites and centralized, easy-to-use
In the interim however, there is an immediate out-
cry for someone who could serve as the county "Infor-
mation Czar," so those with a need right now, however
they define it, could pick up the phone and be directed to
the various alternatives available. And keeping in mind
that this central party can only refer to programs that
allow public access, it is urged that all providers reading
this article call to update and/or assist Wilson in his
Craig Jordan, Program Manager and coordinator
for Healthy Families and Healthy Start, in cooperation
with and under the authority of the Madison County De-
partment of Health, has graciously agreed to serve as
this first stop. Jordan was very humble and excited to
assist, hoping that providers will contact him to review
and outline the resources, staff and volunteers involved
in his or her particular program.
In an additional effort to support this 2008 launch,
realizing of course that a good start will likely result in
permanent solutions, at least up to available resources,
it is recommended that everyone give a unique commu-
nity stocking-stuffer this Christmas.
Simply put, qualified residents "donate a day," even
a few hours, instead of money, to this awesome under-
taking. So as requests come in for help, donators may
provide a ride, or perhaps just give a few moments help-
ing with an online application, whatever is the quickest
way to ensure the success of the launch. A few hours is-
n't much, but it may make all the difference with one
family, in fact to that family, it may be all the difference
in the world.
So here it is: if you are in need in Madison County,
please call Craig Wilson at 973-0354 or email him at
craig wilson(a[doh.state.fl.us. Do not think twice about
it. Call and help those who have devoted their lives to
helping, help others. Providers, church services and
anyone able to donate an hour, also call today to make
sure your resources reach those in need.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 05-16-DP
IN THE INTEREST OF:
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Adrian Chandler
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a petition under oath has been filed in the above
-styled court for the termination of parental rights and the permanent commitment of
A.C., A.C., and R.A.C., a female/female children born on 01/25/2006 and 01/25/2006, in
Ware County, Georgia, and a male child born on 03/02/2007 in Duval County, Florida
to the State of Florida, placing agency, for subsequent adoption and you are hereby to
be and appear in the above court at the Madison County Courthouse, Madison, Flori-
da 32344 on Thursday, January 24, 2008 at 1:00 P.M., for a Termination of Parental
Rights Advisory Hearing and to show cause why said petition should not be granted.
You must appear on the date and time specified.
FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR AT THIS ADVISORY HEARING CONSTI-
TUTES YOUR CONSENT TO THE TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS OF
THESE CHILDREN. IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR ON THE DATE AND TIME SPEC-
IFIED, YOU MAY LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A PARENT TO THESE CHIL-
12/19/07. 12/26/07. 1/2/08. 1/9/08
Notice is hereby given that the Board of County Commissioners of Madison County,
Florida will be accepting sealed bids for the following:
Replacement of the Roof on Precinct 11 Voting Building--Bid #FY2007-05
The Madison County Board of County Commissioners is accepting bids for the re-
placement of the roof on the Precinct 11 voting building located at 146 SE Bunker
Street, Madison, Florida. The following specifications will apply:
Remote pre-existing metal roof and haul away debris; replace an. rotten wood
beams: install plywood 15132" over pre-existing battens; coter with type 30 felt; ap-
ply 29 gauge, approtimaiely 3' panel; applicate closures inside and outside; affix
rake. ridge, and eaie metal.
All work completed must meet current code. Contractor will be responsible for ob-
taining any and all applicable permits required for the project.
Sealed bids may be submitted to the Board of County Commissioners by depositing
same with Mr. Allen Cherry, County Coordinator, at his office in the Madison Coun-
ty Courthouse Annex, Room 219, 229 SW Pinckney Street, Madison, Florida 32340
or Post Office Box 539, Madison, Florida 32341, anytime prior to 5:00 p.m. on Fri-
day, December 28, 2007. ANY BID RECEIVED AFTER SUCH DATE AND TIME
WILL NOT BE OPENED OR CONSIDERED. Sealed bids must be dearly marked
as a sealed bid and the bid number must be printed in the front of the.envelople.
BID MUST CONTAIN A COPY OF THE VENDOR'S CERTIFIED S TATE CON-
TRACTOR LICENSE OR PROVIDE A STATE REGISTRATION TO BE CON-
SIDERED FOR AWARD.
The County reserves the right to reject any and all bids for any.or no reason and
waive any technical defects in the bid process that do not affect the substance of the,
Bids will be opened at 9;00 a.m. on Monday, December 31, 2007 after which, all bids
will be available for public inspection. Award by the Board of County Commission-
ers is stduiarWedniesday;iuary 2. 20(~ d be nolfld
writing of the successful bidder.
12/12.12/14. 12/19 |
NOTICE OF ACTION
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
CASE NO,: 2007-02521
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
If 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
accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or
a g e n c y "l t
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.
Win a Nintendo Wii from Valdosta Mall -
Shop early Wednesday through Friday, Dec. 19-2 I to register to
win a Nintendo Wii. Entries accepted at the Cust9mer Service
Desk from 7-1 Oam each day.
Photos with Santa now through Dec. 24.
Monday-Thursday 10am-7pm; Friday & Saturday 10am-8pm:
and Sunday Ipm-bpm
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