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Title: Madison County carrier
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Language: English
Publisher: Tommy Greene
Place of Publication: Madison Fla
Publication Date: December 26, 2007
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.w THE SPIRIT OF MADISON COUNTY See Page 9A






Disparaging Disparities


By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The health disparities that exist be-
tween populations in and outside the coun-
ty are not strictly based on one criterion,
like race for instance. In fact, one very
critical topic, infant mortality, has hot
pockets in the region that are difficult to
immediately explain regardless. One thing
is clear however, AIDS, diabetes, teenage
pregnancy, infant mortality, drug abuse
and mistreatment of others are extremely
"contagious," if not physically, then cer-
tainly socially.


Pnoto Courtesy 0o1 cifio rnoios
Cpl. Mike Maurice looks into a paper bag, during a search,
which yielded marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The traffic stop
and arrest occurred on US Highway 90 East in Lee..


Drug Bust




Occurs In Lee

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A traffic stop in Lee resulted in a drug bust on Thursday, De-
cember 6.
According to a Madison County Sheriff's Office report, Cpl.
Michael Maurice of the K-9 team stopped a vehicle on US 90 in east
Lee for multiple traffic violations.
During the stop, Alexander Ramirez, 27, of Valdosta, Ga., was
arrested for driving while his license was suspended.
Incident to the arrest, a search was conducted and marijuana
and drug paraphernalia were also located in the car.
The passenger, Stephen Clark, 21, also of Valdosta, Ga., was
also arrested.
Deputy Jimmy Fletcher assisted Maurice with the bust.



Woman Killed

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A woman was killed in a rollover on Friday night, December
21.
According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, Michael D.
Martin, 40, of Lehigh Acres, was traveling west on Interstate 10,
near the 241 westbound mile marker, in a 1995 Toyota SUV For
unknown reasons, the SUV ran off the road into the grass medi-
an.
an.The SUV rotated clockwise and began to overturn.
The vehicle re-entered the westbound lane and it came to a fi-
nal rest, facing south, on its roof, in the outside lane.
Michael D. Martin suffered serious injuries in the crash. His
passenger, Sandra J. Martin, 40, also of Lehigh Acres, was pro-
nounced dead at the scene.
FHP Trooper Billy Ernst was the investigating officer.
FHP Corporal T. Chukes was the homicide investigator.


ureene ruoDlnisng, Inc. rnoto uy micnaei uluis,
December 19, 2007
Reverend Sim Alexander (right) and DOH Instructor Pre-
ston Mathews join forces to address health disparity in
Madison County.


December 19, 2007
Thometta Cozart (left) from the Office of
Minority Health has a local ally in Madison
DOH Administrator, Kim Barnhill.
After opening with a few announcements
and introductions, Madison DOH Adminis-
trator, Kim Barnhill, turned it over to Rev-
erend Sun Alexander. Alexander covered a
few points, taking time to elaborate on an
important point he had been reviewing
from a recent workshop. The topic was
"pastor credibility"
"The people from our congregations and
neighborhoods see what we do, not only as
pastors, but also in our personal lives. Is-
sues like drinking, sex and drugs do hap-
Please see DOH, Page 4A


Two Vehicles Damaged At Traffic Light


By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
No one was injured in a two-vehicle accident
at the corner of Base and Washington Streets in
Madison on Friday, December 14, but both vehi-
cles sustained massive damage.
According to a Madison Police Department


Greene Publishing, Inc. Photos by Ted Ensminger, December 14, 2007
report, Marvin Terrell Mattair was traveling
east on Base Street in a 1966 Chevy Impala when
a 2002 Mitsubishi SUV, driven by David Kenneth
Parsons, ran a red light at Base and Washington.
Mattair hit Parsons in the left rear.
MPD Officer Thomas Gunter was the investi-
gating officer.


School Board Reviews Plans And Policies


By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Madison County School
Board meeting of December 18
included approval to advertise
the Madison County School
Board Policy Handbook. The


handbook is a comprehensive,
detailed document covering ar-
eas such as governance, admin-
istration, students and person-
nel. It serves as a guide to all
aspects of education in Madi-
son County. The handbook, and


highlighted changes, is avail-
able to the public for review.
In addition to the policy
handbook, the Student Progres-
sion Plan was an agenda item.
Please see School Board,
Page 4A


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After Ch-ias Shopping 9A
Around Madison County 5-7A
Church Section C
Classifieds/Legals 13-14A
Health 10-11 A
Money & Finance 7A
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VIEWPOINTS & OPINIONS


Wandering

With The Publisher

Mary Ellen Greene
Columnist


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Holidays seem to always cause
some trouble when trying to print
weekly newspapers. When holidays
fall during a weekday, our printing
days change and sometimes we feel a
little bit rushed.
With Christmas falling on a. Tues-
day this year, we find ourselves
putting out this edition of the Madi-
son County Carrier a day early. We
S will be, in fact, "on the streets" one:
S] day early (Monday), but each of our
S faithful subscribers we still receive
their paper on the same day as usual
(Wednesday). So, in fact, some read-
ers will read this edition BEFORE
Christmas, while others will read it
AFTER Christmas.
Next week will be the exact same
way with some patrons reading
BEFORE New Year's Day, and some
reading the paper AFTER New
Year's Day. With that in mind, I was-
n't really sure what to write about
this week Christmas or New
Year's?
Christmas is on everybody's
mind (no matter when you read the
paper). It's the same around my
household, too. The shopping is
through and all that is left is to wrap
the presents (as I write this on Fri-
day, December 21.) It's nice when
your children retire old enough to "en-
joy" this; too. Cheltsie and Brooke
can sit in the floor and wrap present
after present after present. Now I
can "enjoy" watching them do it.
i Christmas Eve, we always spend
out at Paul's mother's house. Good
dinner, open presents together, good
dessert, and good 'ole family fellow-
'# ship. This year is especially special
since his brother, Travis, has re-
turned from his second tour in Iraq
and will spend Christmas with us.
Christmas morning, we wake up
early. Cheltsie and Brooke have al-
ways had the rule that they are not
allowed to wake us up before 6 a.m.
But, believe me, AT 6 a.m they are
standing by our bed waking us up.
What i it with that Christmas
Day alarm clock that children have?
That's 'why we had made the 6 a.m.
rule many, many years ago.
(/1 KJ We spend Christmas morning to-
gether, as a family, opening gifts and
S f playing together. Then we head
i down to my Mom and Dad's house,
q. around noon, and meet up with the
rest of the, family. Mom, Dad, Har-
vey and Janice and their six chil-
dren (and one daughter-in-law),
,.. William and Lisa and their three


children and Paul and me and our
two girls. What a crowd!!!
We all eat lunch and then gather
in the living room and exchange pre-
sents. After all that excitement is
over, the men and children (adult
children included) head to the "Hay
Field" and shoot off rockets and fly
remote-controlled airplanes. The
ladies usually stay behind and we
play cards and/or games together.
Around 6 that evening we head home.
Isn't it strange how we all each
have our own traditions? But, isn't
that what makes life fun? I've no-
ticed through the years that when my
children had classroom assignments
.about family (or family traditions)
that they wrote about Thanksgiving
and/or Christmas traditions. I have
learned, through the years, how im-
portant things like that are to them.
I have written about our New
Year's "old wives' tales" before.....but
it's so important around my house-
hold each year.
See, my grandmother always
taught me to have my Christmas tree
and Christmas decorations down and
boxed up BEFORE the New Year. She
always said that if we left them up,
then we would bring in the stuff
from the "old year" in with the "new
year." We are to take them down and,
begin the -New Year off)fresh1g'yahd it
was considered bad luck to leave
them up. And don't you know
it...every New Year's Eve my family
is busy taking it all down, dragging
the tree outside and putting every-
thing back up in the attic.
My Grandmother also always told
me that I couldn't wash clothes on
New Year's Day. "You'll wash some-
one out of the family," she would say.
So, there's no clothes washing and
no dish washing on this important
day. Sometimes I feel like I'm going
stir-crazy though. You see, I'm one
of those people that HAVE to be do-
ing SOMETHING and to not be able
to wash clothes or dishes or "do
something" just about makes me
nuts.
With these holidays upon us, I
wish all of you a very Merry Christ-
mas (and "after-Christmas") and a
happy and prosperous New Year. If
you don't have special traditions to
celebrate in the coming weeks -
maybe you can make this year -the
beginning of some new ones.
Go make some memories!
Until then....see you around the
town.


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VIEWPOINTS & OPINIONS


Lee

Limelight
Jacob Bembry
_ Columrnist>


I hope everyone had a merry Christmas and has a
fantastic New Year!
Simon Kinsey is back in Madison at the hospital af-
ter undergoing a partial hip replacement. Remember
him in your prayers and stop by and say "hi!"
Lee Anderson is not doing very well. I understand
that he had a problem with a growth in his brain.
Please remember the family of Ellis Danford, who
passed away last Thursday morning.
Happy birthday wishes go out to George Rutherford
and Terry Studebaker, who celebrate their birthdays on
Friday, December 28.
Carson Cherry, Mark Sexton, Jr., Lorraine Prunier,
Susan McCool and Shanna Colvin celebrate their birth-
days on Monday, December 31.
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!





Dealer Services, Inc. vs. Justin Davis Enterprises -
contracts
Barbara Bonner vs. David Bonner, Jr. dissolution
of marriage
Kelvrick Randall vs. Joseph Reddick domestic in-
junction
Scarlett S. Cobb vs. Jack 0. Agee, Sr. other domes-
tic
Madison Health Investors vs. Pauline Rushing, et al
- contracts
Midland Funding, LLC vs. John L. Cline, et al con-
tracts
Nancy Skelton vs. Angela Brown domestic injunc-
tion





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"Happy New Year!" That greeting will be said
and heard for at least the first couple of weeks as
a new year gets under way But the day celebrated
as New Year's Day in modern America was not al-
ways January 1.
ANCIENT NEW YEARS
The celebration of the new year is the oldest of
all holidays. It was first observed in ancient Baby-
lon about 4000 years ago. In the years around 2000
BC, the Babylonian New Year began with the first
New Moon (actually the first visible cresent) after
the Vernal Equinox (first day of spring).
The beginning of spring is a logical time to
start a new year. After all, it is the season of re-
birth, of planting new crops, and of blossoming.
January 1, on the other hand, has no astronomical
nor agricultural significance. It is purely arbi-
trary.
The Babylonian new year celebration lasted
for eleven days. Each day had its own particular
mode of celebration, but it is safe to say that mod-
ern New Year's Eve festivities pale in comparison.
The Romans continued to observe the new
year in late March, but their calendar was contin-
ually tampered with by various emperors so that
the calendar soon became out of synchronization
with the sun.
In order to set the calendar right, the Roman
senate, in 153 BC, declared January 1 to be the be-
ginning of the new year. But tampering continued
until Julius Caesar, in 46 BC, established what has
come to be known as the Julian Calendar. It again
established January 1 as the new year. But in or-
der to synchronize the calendar with the sun, Cae-
sar had to let the previous year drag on for 445


Recently, I en- For' the
countered a next eight
young friend at NatioIIll weeks,. our
church who was lives were lit-
home for a cou- -f*lOy erally in the
ple of days of hands of these
leave from Army Joe Boyles upper class-
basic training. Guest Columnist men. To give
When I had an G you one de-
opportunity to '" "". .. s c r i b ab 1 e
grasp his hand, I e event, they
asked, "How took away
about those drill B every means
instructors?" LL s cL J TLaJL .i we had of
He locked eyes telling time -
with me and smiled knowingly. Basic watches, clocks, etc. They told us
training drill instructors are in a league where we had to be and what we were
of their own. supposed to wear five minutes before
To those of you who have never been every event. Under that type of pres-
in the military and as a result, never sure, you learn to move quickly and
been through basic training, there is no precisely.
way I or anyone else can describe to you In the process, you make mistakes,
what it is like. Basic training is truly a and you hear about it ... repeatedly and
mind and body altering experience, at high volume. In the process, you
There is no way to prepare for it; you learn not to make mistakes. Some
have to go through it and feel your way learn more quickly than others. I was
along, an average learner. You develop an im-
It doesn't matter which branch -of pressive attention to detail.
service you enter or when basic train- Years. later, I saw my son endure ba-
ing or boot camp is elemental military sic training at the Citadel, and later
training in its purest form. my daughter experience it with the Air
For me, it began on June 30, 1966 at Force Reserve. It comes in different
about 5 p.m. CST. I had been a cadet at forms and at different times, but it is
the Air Force Academy for three whole still basic training. It is tough and con-
days. I was an 18-year-old high school suming' and will test you in ways you
graduate from Gainesville, Florida. For never imagined.
those first three days, I did in-processing Not everyone makes it through ba-
along with 1034 other members of my sic training. The drill instructors
Class of 1970 testing, uniform fitting, don't get extra points for "washing
etc. It wasn't too tough., out" the ones who can't "hack the pro-
All of that changed during the gram," but the military has a set of
evening meal formation when a group of standards, and they are first intro-
seniors took command and issued these duced in basic training. Those who
orders: "Gentlemen, fall out and make make it through basic are stronger,
corrections." The roof fell in on us, lit- more disciplined, and mentally
erally I can't describe it to you. It is tougher. Now they understand the ba-
something you just have to go through sic demands of the military way of
and endure to understand the effect. life.


days.
THE CHURCH'S VIEW OF
NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS
Although in the first centuries AD the Ro-
mans continued celebrating the new year, the ear-
ly Catholic Church condemned the festivities as
paganism. But as Christianity became more wide-
spread, the early church began having its own re-
ligious observances concurrently with many of
the pagan celebrations, and New Year's Day was
no different. New Years is still observed as the
Feast of Christ's Circumcision by some denomi-
nations.
NEW YEAR TRADITIONS
Other traditions of the season include the
making of New Year's resolutions. That tradition
also dates back to the early Babylonians.
Popular modern resolutions might include the
promise to lose weight or quit smoking. The early
Babylonian's most popular resolution was to re-
turn borrowed farm equipment.
The Tournament of Roses Parade dates back
to 1886. In that year, members of the Valley Hunt
Club decorated their carriages with flowers. It cel-
ebrated the ripening of the orange crop in Cali-
fornia.
The tradition of using a baby to signify the
new year was begun in Greece around 600 BC. It
was their tradition at that time to celebrate their
god of wine, Dionysus, by parading a baby in a
basket, representing the annual rebirth of that
god as the spirit of fertility Early Egyptians also
used a baby as a symbol of rebirth.
FOR LUCK IN THE NEW YEAR
Traditionally it was thought that one could af-


fect the luck they would have throughout the com-
ing year by what they did or ate on the first day of
the year. For that reason, it has become common
for folks to celebrate the first few minutes of a
brand new year in the company of family and
friends. Parties often last into the middle of the
night after the ringing in of a new year.
Traditional New Year foods are also thought
to bring luck. Many cultures believe that anything
in the shape of a ring is good luck, because it sym-
bolizes "coming full circle," completing a year's cy-
cle. For that reason, the Dutch believe that eating
donuts on New Year's Day will bring good fortune.

Many parts of the U.S. celebrate the new
year by consuming black-eyed peas. These
legumes are typically.accompanied by either hog
jowls or ham. Black-eyed peas and other legumes
have been consiNo, the County Commission-
ers are not being held at gunpoint. They
were good sports and attempted to do a
dance the girls from Future Homemakers of
America taught them. Chairman Jimmie Ra-
gans, left, John Maxwell, center, and Paul
Blount, right, enjoyed the break in their nor-
mally "ho hum" duties.
(Carrier Photo by June Toomey, January,
1980)dered good luck in many cultures. The hog,
and thus its meat, is considered lucky because it
symbolizes prosperity Cabbage is another "good
luck" vegetable that is consumed on New Year's
Day by many Cabbage leaves are also considered
a sign of prosperity being representative of pa-
per currency


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Established 1964
A weekly newspaper [USPS
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express reading pleasures of the
people of its circulation area, be
they past, present or future resi-
dents.
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South State Road 53, Madison,
Florida 32340. Periodicals
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that, in the 'opinion of the man-
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deadline.


All About The New Year





FRAN HUNT
Special From The
MoAticello News

On"Saturday morning,
Dec. 8, at Allen's Liquors
in Roostertown, two teens
were charged with posses-
sion and consumption of
alcohol, and one employee
was cited for two counts
of selling alcohol to un-
derage persons.
Complaints had been
received by both the Mon-
ticello Police Department
(MPD) and Florida De-
partment of Alcoholic
Beverages and Tobacco
(FDABT), for the open
sale of alcohol to persons
under the age of 21 by var-
ious staff at the bar, per-
sons under the age of 21


openly consuming alco-
holic beverages and the
open illegal use of
Narcotics (smoking mari-
juana) inside the estab-
lishment by patrons.
Two ABT agents en-
tered Allen's Liquors. Lo-
cated at 923 King Street,
in an undercover capacity
to investigate the allega-
tions at 11:20. p.m., ap-
proximately 20 minutes
after'entering the bar, the
officers observed employ-
ee Robert Elijah Holmes,
.36, a correctional officer
for the Florida Depart-
ment of Corrections, sell
a 100 ml bottle of Sea-
gram's gin to 18-year-old
Lateshia Dawson, a stu-
dent at NFCC.
Agents also observed


Robert Elijah Holmes


18 year-old Tampas Jay
Camp and several other
patrons pouring from a
1.75 liter Grey Goose vod-
ka in the crowd around


Lateshia Dawson
the dance floor.
Both agents also no-
ticed a large amount of
marijuana smoking ongo-
ing inside the club by, nu-


Tampas Jay Camp


merous patrons and none
of the staff, including se-
curity guard, doorman, or
bar attendant, attempted
to take any action to dis-


courage the activity
MPD officers recov-
ered 46 bags of powder co-
caine, 12 pieces of crack
cocaine in rock and slab
form, nine Ecstasy pills,
18 bags of marijuana, and
one loaded handgun.
MPD officers and ABT
agents discovered the
drugs and handgun either
stashed or otherwise dis-
carded about the inside of
the bar.
Bar owner Jennifer
Allen, a lieutenant with
Madison
Correctional Institution,
was cited for being the
owner for non-compli-
ance.
Holmes was charged
on two counts of selling
alcohol to minors.


Marijuana Grow House Leader Sentenced To 7.5 Years In Prison

~ Man was responsible for several marijuana grow houses operating in Flagler County


Attorney General Bill McCollum announced that a
Flagler County man was sentenced to more than seven
years in prison after pleading guilty to running a mari-
juana grow house operation in North Florida. Michael
Fanelli was responsible for at least three marijuana
grow houses that produced 25 pounds of high-grade
marijuana every 12 weeks. The estimated street value of
each crop of marijuana was more than $110,000. Fanelli
was prosecuted by the Attorney General's Office of
Statewide
Prosecution.
"The marijuana we are seeing grown and trafficked
in our state is serious threat due particularly to higher
potency and stronger drug concentrations in the
plants," said Attorney General McCollum. "We will con-
tinue working to fight the spread of grow-house culti-
vated marijuana, which should be considered a signifi-
cant danger to our state."
Fanelli.and four additional individuals ran the op-
eration for approximately.two years, consistently deliv-
ering nearly 25 pounds of marijuana every 12 weeks for
distribution throughout North Florida. Fanelli and his
co-conspirators were arrested in April 2007 by authori-



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ties with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
At the time of the arrest, authorities seized more than
$58,000 in cash, over 200 plants and approximately 25
pounds of processed marijuana.
Co-defendants Troy Fanelli, William Stampfle,
Michael Belgarde and Tony Thatch have all previously
pleaded guilty and have received sentences ranging
from 10 years probation to 7.5 years in prison for their
involvement. Today's sentence was handed down by
Judge Kim Hammond of the 7th Judicial Circuit.
In 2006, law enforcement detected marijuana grow
houses in 41 of Florida's 67 counties, ranking Florida
second only to California in the amount of grow houses.
Many marijuana growers have moved from rural fields
to sophisticated growing operations in the suburbs of
Florida. This cultivation shift has been accompanied by
new techniques to vastly increase the drug's potency
This extremely potent form of marijuana contains up to
15 times the amount of THC, the addictive chemical


School Board
oard-


found in marijuana, than marijuana common 20 years
ago. Grow house marijuana has a street value of $4,000-
$6,000 per pound and can be traded pound for pound for
cocaine.
To address the current marijuana problem threat-
ening the state, the Attorney General is supporting the
Marijuana Grow House Eradication Act, expected to be
heard during the 2008 Legislative Session, which will
create a tough new penalty for those who grow 25 plants
or more. This legislative change specifically targets for-
profit growers who exploit Florida's current trafficking
standards of 300 plants and the federal threshold of 100
plants to avoid prison time. Additionally, the bill creates
a new penalty against tlose- who own a house for the
purpose of cultivating marijuana, as well as a new
penalty for those who live in or are the caretakers of
marijuana grow houses. The legislation is being spon-
sored by Senator Steve Oelrich (R Gainesville) and
Representative Nick Thompson (R Fort Myers).


cont from page 1A


Having been advertised mously adopted. The Stu- Miller and the members of Greenville, Pinetta and
back in November, the denft Progresson Plan ad- the School Board are com- Madison. These docu-
plan was ready for adop- dresses such issues as ad- mitted to continuously im- ments help ensure the ef-
tion. Following an invita- missions; grading and re- proving the schools of fective delivery of that ob-
tion for public input, the porting. Madison County, includ- jective.
revisions were unani- Superintendent Lou ing those in Lee,



DOH cont from page 1A


pen among the clergy. And
when they do, people are
not going to follow us any-
more. If we expect to be ef-
fective dealing with the is-
sues of this task force, or
with any social issue for
that matter, we must be
living examples," Alexan-
der explained.
"We have an overall
goal of reducing the local
drug problem by 65 per-
cent and also finding solu-
tions for affordable health-
care and housing," he
added.
Thometta Cozart, Pub-
lic Relations Manager
from the Office of Minori-
ty Health in Tallahassee
was the guest speaker. She
came to discuss and seek
assistance, participation
and promotion for the
Black Infant Mortality
Summit scheduled for Feb-
ruary 2, 2008 at the Florida
A&M Pharmacy building.
"We can even arrange for
one-on-one's by county if
that would help," she not-
ed. She asked that every-
one visit www.omhrc.gov
or call 800-444-6472 for
more details.
During one of the
points of discussion, Pre-
ston Mathews, DOH
Health Educator, present-
ed a brochure entitled "Fa-
ther Factor." As it circu-
lated the room, the topic of
father participation was
discussed in light of his fi-
nancial support, more
specifically how a non-res-
idential father's role and
involvement should or


shouldn't change based on
his ability to pay child
support.
Of course, no one in at-
tendance suggested a fa-
ther shouldn't keep his fi-
nancial obligations, but
Tish Miller from the Big
Bend Rural Health Net-
work, put it in perspective
with a simple phrase.
Calling on a few personal
and common sense experi-
ences she. noted, "Time is
worth more than a dime."
All in attendance were
very impressed with the
simplicity and strength of


the sentiment.
On a lesser, but ex-
tremely ear-grabbing is-
sue, Reverend Robert
Holmes pointed out that a
stray dog problem had de-
veloped near Fred's on US
90. "People are getting un-
comfortable. They're even
coming up to people walk-
ing around Lake Francis,"
Holmes pointed out.
Cheerfully but very seri-
ously Barnhill replied,
"We'll do something about
that right now. I'm the
new Dangerous Dog Com-
mittee Chair." Everyone


was both extremely
pleased and confident in
Barnhill's conviction to
address the issue.
Other issues included
an update on the health
ministries, exercise pro-
grams and other preven-
tion and awareness tools
available to the. group.
"We need to keep working
together. Madison is mak-
ing strides that other rural
counties are not. Every-
one is doing a great job.
We just need to keep up
the good work," Barnhill
said in closing.


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December 28
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.
January 13
New Primitive Baptist
Church invites you to attend
the installation service of
their pastor, Elder James
Humose. The service will be
held on Sunday, January 13,
2008 at 3 p.m. Please come
out and celebrate this occa-
sion'wtih us.
January 14
The Suwannee Chapter
of the Florida Trail Associa-
tion will hold its monthly


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meeting on Monday, Janu-
ary 14, 2008 at the Suwan-
nee River Water Manage-
ment District, located on
U.S. 90 and C.R. 49, 2 miles
east of Live Oak. The meet-
ing will be held from 7-9
p.m. The Public is welcome.
January 15
The Madison County
Health Support Group Meet-
ing will be held Tuesday,
January 15, 2008, at 11:00
a.m. The topic for the meet-
ing will be "Goal setting for
your health in 2008." For
more information, please
call (850) 342-0170 ext.
207. The meeting will be
held at the Greenville Public
Library.
January 17
The Madison County
Health Support Group Meet-
ing will be held Thursday,


January 17, 2008, at 11:45
a.m. The topic for the meet-
ing will be "Goal setting for
your health in 2008." For
more information, please
call (850) 342-0170 ext.
207. The meeting will be
held at the Madison Public
Library.
Every Tuesday Saturday
The Diamonds in the
Ruff Adoption Program at
the Suwannee Valley Hu-
mane 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 ful-
filled. For more information
or directions call (866) 236-
7812 or (850) 971-9904.
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Monday through Friday,
NFCC is featuring the art -
work of artist Renee Smith
and her art students at Aucil-
la Christian Academy in
Monticello Monday, January
7-31, 2008 from 8 a.m.-4
p.m. T he show will be held
-in the NFCC Art Gallery.
For more information,
please call Lisa Barden at
(850) 973-1642 or Bar-
denL@nfcc.edu.
Third Tuesday of
Each Month
The Greater Greenville
Area Diabetes Support
Group is a free educational
service and support for dia-
betes and those wanting to
prevent diabetes. The group
meets the third Tuesday of
each month at the Greenville
Public Library Conference
Room at 312 SW Church
Street, Greenville, 11 -
11:30 a.m. Everyone is wel-
come!
Third Wednesday of
Each Month
The Madison County
Health Education Club is
holding a free educational
service and support group
for people interested in pre-
venting or controlling dia-
betes, high blood pressure,
elevated cholesterol levels,
obesity, and other chronic
health conditions. The club
meets the third Wednesday
of each month at the Madi-
son Public Library Confer-
ence Room at 378 NW Col-
lege Loop, Madison, 12:15 -
12:45 p.m. Everyone is wel-
come to bring their own
lunch!




Cecil Ellis

Danford
Cecil Ellis Danford,
loving husband, father,
grandfather, son, brother
and friend, passed away
Thursday, December 20,
2007, to join his grandson,
Jacob, in Heaven.
A memorial service
was held Saturday, De-
cember 22, 2007, at 2 p.m.
at Fellowship Baptist
Church in Madison.
In lieu of flowers, do-
nations may be made in
Ellis' memory to Fellow-
ship Baptist Church, P.O.
Box 831, Madison, Fla.
32341, or the Florida Sher-
iff's Boys Ranch in Live
Oak.
Ellis, was born June 9,
1943 in Elba, Ala. He
spent most of his life in
Lake Wales before mov-
ing to Lee in January of
1992. He was employed
with Florida Power Cor-
poration/Progress Ener-
gy for over 35 years before
retiring in 2001. He was a
faithful member of Fel-
lowship Baptist Church,
having previously served
on church council and
head of finance commit-
tee. His joy in life was his
family and helping his
friends.
He is survived by his
wife of 46 years, Loretta
Vaughn Danford; two
daughters and sons-in-
law, Renee and Chuck
Smalley of Sebring,
Janelle and Mike of
Stafford, Va.; grandchil-
dren, Payton Smalley,
Taylor and Kaitlyn Stor-
ck; mother, Louise Dan-


ford of Lake Wales; sister
and brother-in-law, Mike
and Karen Danford of
Lake Wales; numerous
nieces; nephews; and
wonderful friends.


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Celebrating


By Tyrra B. Meserve
Greene Publishing Inc.
"Tell me not, in mournful numbers,
Life is but an empty dream!
For the soul is dead that slumbers
And things are not what they seem.
Life is real! Life is earnest!
And the grave is not its goal.
Dust thou art, to dust returnest
Was not spoken of the soul."
<-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
What is the worth of a man? Who he
is? What he loves? What he leaves be-
hind in his wake? If these are just some
of the values that add up to a man's soul,
a great man ventured onward Sunday.
But not so far away he can't be touched.
Everywhere looked, under each
flowerpot, in each shed, under every
plank of a Canadian wood floor, there is
a trace of spirit that twinkles as that of
his eyes. It cannot be dusted, swept away
or lost. It cannot be ignored. It is the
spirit of James (Toolie) O'Toole, Sr. He
is in every leaf that grows on O'Toole's
Herb Farm.
The dream of O'Toole's may have
started out as his wife Betty's,-however,
Jim was more than willing to "complete-
ly immerse himself in it to help it be re-
alized."


The Life Of "Toolie"


Grown into an extraordinary reality, home in which they are received. Toolie
herbs will continue to herald his name has left so many beautiful legacies.
far and wide. From the green houses, to His beloved gather to celebrate his
the shop behind, to every hand and life as winter tills his garden. Sunlight


whispers in his dearests hair as they
walk the paths he tended.
The circle that they form warms off
the chill that wants to creep in after his
recent passing. They do not let it find
residence. He is what brings them to-
gether to share and comfort, remember
and adore.
Husband, father, uncle, brother, friend
and gardener, generously spirited car-
penter extraordinaire. "A lousy fisher-
man, he never caught a worthy fish." He
leaves behind so much of himself that
brings a smile.
"Toolie" will miss this year's "Just
Because" festival. He will also miss his
25th wedding anniversary celebration in
Venice, Italy. He must watch over as all
his friends and family join hearts and
hands swapping stories, and missing
him.
You can bet they'll still be smiling.
There is so much to smile about that
"Toolie's" probably smiling, too. His
soul free and flying, to every heart he's
touched and will, Jim O'Toole was a
master teacher. The lesson we can learn
is, the more you plant love, the more love
grows. For that, there is nothing but
thyme.
By the way, "Toolie," your brother
Patrick says you owe him five bucks.


Santa Seen At Madison Library


By Tyrra B Meserve
Greene Publishing Inc.
Santa Claus was seen at Madison
County Public Library this past Monday
afternoon, munching cookies and making
cameos with the kiddos. There were gig-
gles galore in the wonderfully festive
event that Melanie Salyer, librarian, put
together for the pajama clad little ones.


The fun kicked off with Melanie read-
ing seasonal books timed to stocking-toed
volunteers with visuals, then How the
Grinch Stole Christmas was viewed while
chocolate chip cookies were washed down
with chocolate milk,. Always a crowd
pleaser, the children were then surprised
by a special appearance from Santa him-
self.


A Christmas tree decorated next to
Santa's seat and a roaring fire made the
picture perfect. One after the other, the
good little girls and boys climbed into 01'
Saint Nick's lap and told him what they
wanted off his list. Moms and dads took
notes and snapshots in the background
and all shared candy canes that melted
into feelings of good will.


Hughey Dedication Marks Life Of Service


By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc., .:;:
When Drew and Cornelia Wood
launched the legacy that would
conclude in the Hughey Memorial
Personal Care Center, it's unlikely
they realized what a lasting and
meaningful impact their family
would have on the Madison com-
munity. As farmers and residents,
the Hughey name became synony-
mous with honesty and hard work,
a heritage their daughter, Audrey
Hughey Wood, picked up and
turned into a lasting memorial.
Audrey Hughey Wood had a
working life that was always filled
with charity and philanthropy In
1967, as her parents needed help
with their day-to-day affairs, Wood
returned to the farm she still
thought of as home. In addition,to
caring for her parents, she also at-
tended to her mentally challenged
brother, Russell Hughey


Recognizing her tremendous
capacity for care giving, the Hardee
-family -placed Emma Hardee in
Wood's care and a hew vocation
was born. Over the next twenty
years, Wood took in additional resi-
dents until 1984, when the facility
was officially licensed as an Assist-
ed Living Facility A few years lat-
er, in 1988, Wood was physically un-
able to continue as facility director,
apparently working herself so hard
that she too required personal at-
tention.
In response to these circum-
stances, Wood's daughter Dorothy,
and her husband Phil Heard, took
responsibility for both Wood and
the daily operations of the facility
The Hughey Center indeed lived
on, as the family commitment
passed to the next generation.
Miraculously, Wood, now recu-
perated and ready for more, moved
and left the facility in the capable


Greene Publishing, Inc. Pholo By Michael Curtis, December 14, 2007)
Dorothy and Phil Heard (couple on right) join Jenny and Troy Hendry, as they ded-
icate the residential wing of the Hughey Center in memory of Audrey Hughey Wood.


hands of the Heards, heading out to
help wherever she was called. The
Baptist Children's,,Homq in Talla-
hassee has a cottage bearing her
name as one example and testimo-
ny to the lives she touched.
In 1994, following an unfortu-
nate leg fracture, Wood returned to
the Hughey Center for her own
care, where she remained until her
death a few weeks ago. Troy and
Jenny Hendry, who purchased the
facility in 2003, have fond and rich
memories of Wood, having given
her so much personal attention
along with a great staff of care-
givers. In memorial, the Hendrys
placed a plaque in the residential
wing in her honor. It is not dedi-
cated to her death however; instead
it is dedicated to the life and legacy
that continues today at the Hughey
Memorial Personal Care Center lo-
cated at 765 NE Delphinium Drive,
Madison.


Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By
Michael Curtis, December 14, 2007)
Drew and Cornelia
Wood launched a lasting
legacy that continued
through their daughter, Au-
drey Hughey Wood.


Tommy Greene Elected


Worshipful Master Of

Memorial Lodge No. 8
By Michael Curtis are made up of past dis-
Greene Publishing,, Itrict and local officers be-
Inca cause of their great
The Regular knowledge and devo-
Lodges of the tion to the craft.
Free and Accept- The officers for
ed Masons of 2008 were recently
Madison, Dixie, elected. Tommy
Lafayette and Tay- Greene, Past Po-
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serves these counties in
their performance of Ma-
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A solemn and very per-
sonal choice, Masonic
graveside services are
available to all Masons.
Typically, the officers
for the Memorial Lodges


Worshipful Master and
Past District Deputy
Grand Master John
O'Steen was elected as Se-
nior Warden. John Long,
Roger Pittman and Nor-
man Jester were the other
elected officers, serving
as Junior Warden, Secre-
tary and Treasurer re-
spectively.


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The City of Madison will hold an election on
March 11, 2008 for the purpose of electing (2)
,two Commissioners for a term of (4) four years
each. The districts involved in the election are 2
and 3. The qualifying time is from noon, January
21, 2008 until noon, January 25, 2008.

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By Ted Ensminger
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Members of Madison County
High School's Information Tech-
nology Academy toured the of-
fice of Greene Publishing, Inc. on
Friday, December 14.
Class instructors included
Ginger Jarvis, Communications
Instructor, and Della Ferguson,
Computer Instructor.
The ninth graders taking the
tour were shown, step-by-step,
how information is retrieved dig-
itally, and the steps necessary for
this information to appear in the
newspaper. The first step of the
tour was when the students were
greeted at the entrance of the
business and a digital photo-
graph was taken of the class.
From there, the students were
introduced to Jacob Bembry, Edi-
tor, who explained to them how
the photograph is downloaded
into the newspaper's computer
network. From that workstation
the students were directed to the
production department where


they met Lisa Greene, Produc-
tion Manager. Lisa then showed
the students how the photograph
is actually placed on the layout of
a newspaper page. She also
printed a copy of the photo for
each student as well as a copy of
the page the photo was placed
on.
The students were also shown
how ads are "built," by Graphic
Designer Jessica Higginbotham,
and were introduced to the edito-
rial staff and other office person-
nel.
The goal of the Information
Technology Academy at MCHS is
that by the end of the tenth grade
the students have earned their
Microsoft Certificate.
"The tour was educational and
a splendid example of how im-
portant computers have become
in the modern day work place,"
said Jarvis. Instructors wishing
to bring students to the newspa-
per for a tour should contact Ted
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Inc., at 973-4141.


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HEALTH & NUTRITION


WIhole Child Lurnche


By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Madison County Whole Child is
launching numerous "listening projects"
over the next few months at organizations
and gatherings throughout the county.
The purpose of these events is to gather
the critical information needed to ensure
that the programs and services offered by
Whole Child will be as efficient and effec-
tive as possible.
Similar to customer surveys, partici-
pants will answer and discuss questions
relevant to the program in an attempt to
"get people talking." The attitude today
among providers is simple. People know
best what they need, and if they can dis-
cuss it in a forum conducive to positive re-
sults, where expert guidance can bring
out the details, action plans can be
formed. Administrators become facilita-
tors instead of dictators. In the end,
clients won't be treated in a "take it or
leave it" manner, rather being seen as,


"Let's find out what we can do together."
Phyllis Brinson, Director of the Madi-


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project

A pfoect of
The Lawton Chifes FOunaten
son Recreation Center and a MCCS in-
structor, was named Chair. "I'm excited
to have this opportunity to help the chil-
dren of Madison. Whole. Child is all


s Listeninr
about getting the right start and keeping
good habits," Brinson noted. Brinson is
also involved in the construction of the
Building Blocks youth project, having
joined Cheryl Archambault and Michael
Curtis in a collaborative effort.
Whole Child member Ed Fever dis-
cussed some of the details of the listening
projects, suggesting each member sched-
ule a listening project with any group or
individual with an interest in the project.
"The data accumulated from these
'stakeholders' is essential for many rea-
sons," Fever explained. "Program orga-
nization and delivery are vastly im-
proved, and as far as grant writing, it's
imperative that data be accumulated as
supporting documentation."
Several members immediately volun-
teered to help, among them County Coor-
dinator Allen Cherry, who has a teacher
in his family that volunteered to take it to
her peers. Healthy Start Contract Manag-
er, Donna Hagan, agreed to help him. Ha-


Projects
gan, who has been a central organizer in
other steering groups like Madison
Shared Services and the Madison Health
Council, has again been invaluable in
moving ideas to action.
"The Mission of the Madison County
Whole Child is to create a community en-
vironment where every child can attain
physical, intellectual, emotional and spir-
itual well being; experience strong and
positive family attachment; interact con-
structively in a social context; have a
sense of hope; and live in an environment
that encourages him or her to succeed."
Whole child was built on a model for
children newborn to five years. Local of-
ficials have decided to extend that to age
18 for Madison County In either case, the
first goal is to discover what residents of
Madison County think is important to
help children thrive. The listening pro-
jects are designed to facilitate that first
step. Look for them, and let your voice be
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HEALTH & NUTRITION


Ticks On Tots Climt


By Tyrra B Meserve
Greene Publishing Inc.
With tick season almost here, it is time for a quick re-
minder on proper removal, signs and symptoms, and oth-
er information to help out the outdoorsy folks. Though
not a common problem in Florida, the tick does carry
Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever, which
are especially dangerous to small children and the elder-
ly Be aware of what to look for and what do in case of a
tick encounter.
Ticks are small arachnids that, as with other mites,
are parasites that feed on the blood of mammals, birds
and the occasional reptile. A tick bite resembles most
mosquito bites, but can also bruise or look like a bulls-eye.
Hiding in tall grass and shrubs, ticks detect the heat and
carbon dioxide emitted from a host passing by They drop
onto the host as it passes then attach themselves to feed.
Because ticks have a harpoon-like structure in their
mouths that allows them to anchor firmly in place while
feeding, it is sometimes difficult to remove the tick from
its host once it has attached. As an infection is possible if
the tick head is not removed with the body, it is important
to remove the entire tick. Home remedies such as petrole-
um jelly or the hot end of a matchstick, though possibly
effective, do still leave some concerns.


This, as well as crushing or irritating the tick can
cause it to regurgitate its stomach contents that contain
harmful bacteria back into the skin of its host, thus in-
creasing the possibility of infection.





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Lyme disease, found in deer ticks cannot be transmit-
ted once the body has been removed and generally takes
an extended period of time, over 24 hours. As the tick bite


)Up Socks
may go unnoticed for some time, care should be taken
anytime a tick bite is suspected.
If the bite site looks infected (increased redness,
swelling, pain, warmth or pus), or the person develops
symptoms (fever, rash, headache, fatigue, chills, stiffness
in neck or back, or muscle or joint aches) notify a doctor
immediately While most tick bites are harmless and do
not require any further medical treatment, ticks are sec-
ond only to mosquitoes as transmitters of infections and
disease to humans and a bite should be watched for de-
veloping signs.
To properly remove a tick, use a small set of tweezers,
grab the head close to the skin and pull firmly and steadi-
ly straight out. Do not twist, crush or rock the tick back
and forth while removing it. Discard the tick in rubbing al-
cohol or burning it to kill it.
Wash both the hands and the area around the bite with
soap and water after removal to help prevent infection.
A little bit of prevention goes a long way so wear long
sleeves and pants when working in dense tree areas, high
grass or shrubbery Ticks do not survive long in bright di-
rect sunlight so keeping grass, tree lines and leave litter
well maintained will reduce the chances of a tick en-
counter, and make the outdoors that much more enjoy-
able.


Hand Hygiene KeyDuring framsportation Options
Cold And Flu Season rIon OI


Every three minutes, Professor of Environmen-
a child puts a hand in tal Microbiology at the
his/her nose or mouth. University of Arizona.
Considering that some "Everyone needs to be
viruses and bacteria can sure they understand how
live two hours or longer to wash properly and use
on surfaces like cafeteria alcohol-based instant
tables and doorknobs that hand sanitizers."
children touch through- Everyone-especially
out the day, it is easy to children-can benefit
see how clean hands are from a refresher on effec-
critical to avoiding sick- tive hand hygiene:
ness. Tell children that
Keeping .hands clean clean hands are impor-
is key to avoiding, getting tant to avoiding illness
sick and spreading germs. and spreading germs.
The common cold ac- Show children how to
counts for nearly 2,amil $ hands properly, ac-
liorn school days lost annu- cording to Centers.for D is-
ally,' making now an in- ease Control and Prevei-
portant time to remind tion (CDC) instructions:
the family of proper hand Wet hands with clean,
hygiene. warm water and apply
"There are plenty of soap.
unwashed hands out Rub hands together to
there. Only one in five of create lather and scrub
us does the job properly," all surfaces (including be-
says Dr. Charles Gerba, tween fingers and under


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Madison rlospice
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.


nails) for 20 seconds.
Rinse hands under run-
ning water.
Dry hands thoroughly
Help children keep
clean anywhere they are.
When soap and water are
not available, alcohol-
based instant hand sani-
tizers-like PURELL-
effectively kill 99.99% of
the most common germs
that may cause illness-
and there is no evidence
that germs become resis-
tant to alcohol as a result.
Show children how to use
.hand sanitizers properly:
Apply alcohol-based
'hand sanitizer to the palm
of one hand.
Rub hands together-
so that product covers all
surfaces of hands and
fingers-until hands are
dry
Remind, remind, re-
mind. Encourage children
to wash hands frequently
throughout the day-be-
fore eating, and after us-
ing the bathroom and
playing outside. Check
with schools to see if old-
er children can carry a
travel-size container of
hand sanitizer in their
backpack, for quick hand
cleansing when soap and
water are not available.
The CDC is not affili-
ated with the marketers of
PURELL Instant Hand
Sanitizer.
For more information,
visit www.purell.com.


Today, 21 percent of CEO of the National Asso-
Americans over age 65 do ciation of Area Agencies
not drive, and as baby on Aging, which adminis-
boomers begin to reach ters the Eldercare Loca-
age 65, there are concerns tor, a free service of the
about growing transporta- U.S. Administration on
tion needs nationwide. Aging.
The Eldercare Locator Transportation op-
and the National Center tions vary from communi-
on Senior Transportation ty to community, and can
have developed a new include volunteer drivers,
brochure to help older and minibus services that
Americans and their fam- provide door-to-door ac-
ilies discuss transporta- cess. The brochure,
tion options. "Planning "Transportation Options
ahead and understanding for Older Adults: Choices
the options can give older for Mobility Indepen-
adults and their family dence," describes trans-
members peacegtof mind,'V'por' services, where
said Sandy Mari-wood, to g Anforation, rid


key questions to ask ser-
vice providers. A free copy
is available at (800). 677-
1116, www.eldercare.goy
and www.seniortransport-
ation.net
Shopping Day--Many
older adults are becoming
aware of alternative trans-
portation options in their
communities.


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OUTDOORS



LONG-TERM MONITORING PROGRAM REVEALS



A CONTINUING LOGGERHEAD DECLINE


Florida accounts for more than 90% of loggerhead turtle nesting


An updated analysis of Florida's
long-term loggerhead sea turtle nesting
data, carried out as part of the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion's (FWC) Index Nesting Beach Sur-
vey, reveals a continuing decline in log-
gerhead nest numbers around the state.
Nest counts have decreased nearly 50 per-
cent from 1998 to 2007. In contrast, nest
counts for green turtles and leatherbacks
are increasing. A record number of nests
of these two species were recorded dur-
ing the 2007 season.
The steep decline in loggerhead nest
numbers has followed a modest increase


search Institute coordinate the nest
counts.
Nest counts for green turtles and
leatherback turtles in Florida show an
opposite trend over the same period. In
2007, the number of green turtle and
leatherback nests on index beaches was
the highest since the trend-monitoring
program began in 1989. These two species
nest on many of the same beaches in
Florida as the loggerhead, but in much
smaller numbers.
Florida accounts for more than 90
percent of the loggerhead nesting in the
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decade based on information from the
FWC's Fish and Wildlife Research Insti-
* tute, Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage
Network database. Loggerheads have
many threats to their survival. Artificial
lighting on nesting beaches causes
hatchlings from nests to crawl inland
rather than toward the water. On devel-
oped beaches, coastal armoring meant to
protect buildings from erosion has re-
sulted in the loss of nesting habitat near
natural dunes. Throughout the state's
waters, collisions with boats constitute
the most common identifiable cause of
trauma in sea turtles that wash up dead
on Florida beaches.
Florida has been subject to numer-
ous hurricanes in recent years, but these
storm events have a very limited effect
on nesting activity of adult female tur-
tles. Because loggerheads hatched on
Florida beaches require some 20-30
years to reach maturity, recent storm im-
pacts on turtle populations would not ap-
pear for many years. Moreover, hurri-
cane impacts to nests tend
to be localized and often oc-
cur after the main hatching
season for the loggerhead
is over. SPECIALIZIl
Some threats to Flori-
da's loggerheads occur far
from the state's waters and
beaches. During the ap-
proximately 30 years it
takes for a loggerhead sea
turtle to mature, a turtle is
likely to have traveled
widely in the Atlantic GARLIC P
Ocean basin where major
sources of incidental mor- CORN ON
tality occur. These threats 0 D E,
include drowning in ffih- DBOILLELE.


ing trawls that are pulled to catch
shrimp, and hooking and entanglement
by open-ocean longlines set to catch
sharks, tunas, and swordfish.
Occasionally, mass strandings of
dead loggerheads occur without clear ev-
idence revealing what disease, toxin, or
event was the cause. In Florida, FWC is
continuing efforts to manage errant
lighting that could mislead and result in
hatchling sea turtle mortalities on devel-
oped beaches. Although Florida's boom-
ing human population and coastal
growth are challenges for sea turtle pro-
tection, FWC has expanded efforts to
guide coastal construction practices,
regulate commercial fishing activities,
and facilitate the rescue and rehabilita-
tion of sick and injured sea turtles.
In order to help protect and manage
Florida's sea turtles outside of Florida
waters, FWC provides nesting data to the
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Ad-
ministration's National Marine Fish-
eries Service and the U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service. Both federal agencies



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that occurred between 1989 and 1998. Be-
tween 1989 and 2007, the overall trend in
loggerhead nesting is down.approximate-
ly 37 percent. The index nesting data
used in this analysis comprise nest
counts made by hundreds of participants
who survey turtle tracks and nests at cer-
tain Florida beaches. The participants
hold a Florida Marine Turtle Permit and
are specially trained in sea turtle nest
identification. Participants are also re-
quired to follow a rigorous protocol to en-
sure nest counts reveal unbiased trends.
Scientists at FWC's Fish and Wildlife Re-


The Florida Fish and
Wildfefe Conservation
Commission (FWC) un-
veiled a new look for an
old favorite today at Ho-
mosassa Springs Wildlife
State Park. FWC Regional
Director Greg Holder un-
veiled the new design for
the Florida manatee li-
cense plate.


considered to be one of the two largest re-
* maining in the world. Although logger-
head sea turtles nest at many locations
around the world, nearly 90 percent of
the world's population is believed to nest
on the beaches of Florida and Oman (on
the Arabian Peninsula). Data collected
during the 2007 season indicate the low-
est nesting levels in Florida in the 19-year
history of this monitoring program.
Loggerhead sea turtle deaths in
Florida, as indicated by strandings
(which are dead or moribund turtles
found on the beach or in the water) have


"This is an exciting
day for the FWC and the
Florida manatee," Holder
said. "With the sales from
this plate, we hope to gen-
erate revenues that will
sustain valuable manatee
research and conservation
for years to come."
Patrick Rose, execu-
tive director of the Save


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the Manatee Club, also
spoke at the unveiling.
"The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation
Commission's research
and, species management
staffs are among the most
committed and capable in
the world," Rose said. "I
urge all Floridians to sup-
port them by purchasing
the newly designed mana-
tee tag so these dedicated
and caring individuals can
be given the tools neces-
sary to save the manatees
and their aquatic habitats
from the ever increasing
threats manatees must
face as Florida's human
population continues to
grow."
Proceeds from the sale
of the plate are a major
source of funding for
Florida's manatee re-
search and conservation.
The state's manatee pro-
grams also receive money
from the sale of manatee
decals, boat registration
fees and donations.
To purchase the new
manatee plate, visit your
local tax collector's office
or log on to
www.buvaplate.com. As a
unique gift idea, manatee
'plate gift certificates are
available at any autho-
rized tax collector's office.


FWC Unveils New Florida

Manatee License Plate


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OUTDOORS



Dclemher's Full Of Holidau Huntina Traditions


By Tony Young
Media Relations Coordinator
Division of Hunting and GameManagement
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva tion Commission
Children will be out of school on winter break soon and,
as the holiday season approaches, so do several traditional
hunting opportunities. There's finally a chill and a certain
festiveness in the air as most of us try to take time off from
work to spend quality time with family and friends and re-
flect on the passing year. To many of us, this much-needed
vacation also means more time we can spend in the woods.
In this issue, Ill discuss the "do's and don't" of several hunt-
ing seasons that begin in December, including the second
phase of waterfowl and coot; woodcock; the third phase of
mourning and white-winged dove; and bobcat and otter.
The first thing you'll need so you can participate in one
or more of these hunting opportunities is a Florida hunting
license. Residents pay just $17 for the year. Non-residents
have the choice of paying $46.50 for a 10-day license or
$151.50 for 12 months.
If you plan to hunt one of Florida's many wildlife man-
agement areas (WMAs), you also must purchase a manage-
ment area permit for $26.50. Don't forget to obtain, from the
local tax collector's office, a WMA brochure for the area you
want to hunt, because dates, bag limits and rules differ
greatly for each area.
The second phase of the waterfowl and coot season
comes in statewide Dec. 8 and runs through Jan. 27. In ad-
dition to previously mentioned license and permit require-
ments, duck hunters also must get a Florida waterfowl per-
mit ($3) and a federal duck stamp ($15).
The daily bag limit on ducks is six, but you need to know
your ducks before you pull the trigger, because there are dif-
ferent daily limits for each species. For instance, within the
six-bird limit there can only be one black duck, one mottled
duck, one fulvous whistling-duck and one pintail.
Only two of your six-bird limit can be canvasbacks, red-



Avoid Estate Planning
Mistakes
Provided by Brad Bashaw, Edward Jones

If you've been investing for a while, you probably have learned to
avoid key mistakes, such as making frequent trades based on short-term
price fluctuations. But even if you invest wisely and are able to retire com-
fortably, you could, still make some errors in your estate planning and
these miscues could prove costly and painful to your family.
HoW can you avoid makihngthe wrong moves with your estate plans?
Here are a few tips:


Communicate with your family. To reduce the possibility of hurt feel-
ings and damaged relationships within your family after you're gone, make
sure that everyone knows what they can expect from the disposition of
your estate plan. Tell your children how much money they can expect and
when. (If you decide to establish a trust, you can arrange for money to be
disbursed over various periods of time, or when your children reach a given
age.) Are you going to leave a considerable amount of your assets to char-
ities? Let your family know.

Update your beneficiaries. Many of your financial assets including
your IRA, 401(k), annuities, life insurance contracts and some government
bonds allow you to designate a beneficiary. Its important to name both a
primary beneficiary and a contingent beneficiary (an individual or trust who
will receive the assets if the primary beneficiary dies before you).
Beneficiary designations supersede whatever instructions may be in your
will, so it's essential that you update your beneficiary designations when-
ever your family situation changes. Its not uncommon for assets to go to
the '"wrong beneficiaries" (e.g., spouses from earlier marriages) or to
bypass children born after the initial beneficiary designation was made.


Maintain adequate liquidity. Its not always easy to know the amount
of "cash" (liquid investments) you should keep in your investment portfolio.
But as you prepare your estate plans, keep in mind that it's usually a good
idea to have at least enough cash available to help your family pay for any
final expenses.

Choose the right executor. When you choose an executor for your
estate, you'll want someone who has the time to devote to the sometimes
long and protracted estate administration process. You also want to make
sure that your executor will be fair, knowledgeable and free of conflicts of
interest.

Keep good records.Your executor and your family will need to know
where your assets are located your bank accounts, insurance policies,
investments, retirement plans, etc. By maintaining an orderly record sys-
tem throughout your life, you can make it much easier on everyone when
it's time for your estate to be settled.

Get professional help.You may require a variety of legal documents
and arrangements a will, various trusts, powers of attorney, health care
directive, etc. to complete your estate plans. Consequently, you will need
to work with a competent legal professional, along with your financial and
tax advisors. The right estate-planning team can help you avoid many of
the mistakes that disrupt people's estate plans.

Here's one final suggestion: Dont wait too long to start your estate
plans. They can take some time to develop, so the sooner you get them in
the books, the better.


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Investment Representative


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P.O. Box 631
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heads, wood ducks or scaup, and you may have no more than
four scoters and four mallards (of which only two can be fe-
male) in your bag. All other species of ducks can be taken
up to the six-bird limit, except harlequin ducks. The taking
or attempting to take harlequins is illegal.
The daily limit on coots is 15, and there's a five-bird lim-
it on mergansers, only two of which may be hooded.
The second phase of the statewide light goose season
runs Dec. 8 Jan. 27 (the same dates as waterfowl and coot)
and includes the. taking of snow, blue and Ross geese.
There's a 15-bird daily bag limit on any combination of these
geese.
When hunting ducks, geese or coots, hunters may only
use "nontoxic" shotgun shells. No lead shot can be used -
only iron (steel), bismuth-tin and various tungsten alloys
are permissible.
In the Florida Panhandle, there's an additional water-
fowl season and some outboard motor restrictions to men-
tion. The second phase of Canada goose season runs Dec. 1
Jan. 30 in the Florida waters of Lake Seminole, south of
State Road 2, north of the Jim Woodruff Dam and east of
County Road 271. The daily bag limit on Canada geese is
five, but taking or attempting to take brant geese is against
the law.
Bird hunters wanting to experience something different
should try hunting woodcock. Woodcock season runs Dec.
15 Jan. 13, and they make excellent game birds because
they hold well for pointing bird dogs and provide a chal-
lenging shot when flushed.
Woodcock are migratory game birds that winter in
Florida and prefer cypress swamps and thickets with heavy
overhead cover. Look for them in wet-bottom hardwood
hammocks along rivers and creeks. Within this general
habitat, concentrate on thickets of wax myrtle, gallberry,
tree saplings, titi, honeysuckle, blackberries and grape
vines.
During this period, woodcock are found throughout the
state, but better densities are more common in Central and
North Florida. They tend to move with cold fronts and large
flights of them often can be found a day or two after a strong
cold front has passed through, making it a great time to hunt
them.
Hunting strategy for woodcock is much like quail hunt-
ing. Walk with your bird dog until it points, but keep in
mind when preparing for a shot that woodcock often flush
straight up into the air. The daily bag limit on woodcock is
three.
The third phase of the mourning and white-winged
dove season opens Dec. 8 and runs through Jan. 6. There's a
12-bird daily bag limit on doves.
Shooting hours for all migratory birds, including ducks,
coots, geese, woodcock and doves, are one-half hour before
sunrise to sunset. You must obtain a no-cost migratory bird
permit where you get your hunting license before you hunt
any of these birds.
The only firearm you're allowed to hunt migratory
game birds with is a shotgun, although you're not permitted
to use one larger than 10-gauge. Shotguns also must be
plugged to a three-shell capacity (magazine and chamber
combined).
Retrievers and bird dogs certainly can be used to take


migratory game birds and, if you're up for the challenge,
you may even use a bow or crossbow. Artificial decoys, as
well as manual or mouth-operated bird calls, also are legal
and essential gear for duck hunters. Birds of prey can even
be used to take migratory birds by properly permitted fal-
coners.
You may hunt woodcock and doves over an agricultural
field, as long as the crops been planted by regular agricul-
tural methods. However, you're not allowed to scatter agri-
cultural products over an area for the purpose of baiting.
Some other things you can't do while hunting migratory
game birds include using rifles, pistols, traps, snares, nets,
sinkboxes, swivel guns, punt guns, battery guns, machine
guns, fish hooks, poisons, drugs, explosive substances, live
decoys, recorded bird calls or sounds, and electrically am-
plified bird call imitations. Shooting from a moving auto-
mobile or boat and herding or driving birds with vehicles or
vessels also are against the law.
Bobcats and otters may be hunted for sporting purposes
Dec. 1 March 1 statewide with the use of firearms and dogs.
During these three months, there are no daily bag or season
limits on either species.
Individuals with a trapping license also may take bob-
cats and otters by live-trapping and the use of snares, but
traps must be checked at least every 24 hours. Using steel or
leg-hold traps is prohibited. Only those persons with a trap-
ping license are authorized to sell the hides and meat of
these furbearers.
Like foxes, bobcats may be chased year-round with dogs,
but possessing firearms during the closed season (March 2 -
Nov. 30) is prohibited. On a few WMAs, bobcats and otters
may not be taken, so consult the specific WMA brochure be-
fore you hunt on one.
Whether it's upland bird hunting with friends and fami-
ly or shooting ducks on the pond with your favorite lab or
taking that big bobcat as he slips up behind an unsuspecting
fawn December has the hunting opportunities you're look-
ing for.
Here's wishing you happy holidays and a successful
hunting season. If you can, remember to introduce some-
one new to our great sport. As always, have fun, and hunt
safely and ethically
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Excavating Work
Land Clearing, Ponds, Stump Re-
moval, Demolition, and Roads. No
Job Too Small. Free Estimates. Call
Paul Kinsley at 850-973-6326

Stop foreclosure!
Keep your home, keep your
credit good, call for free
consultation
850-673-9102.


LEARN TO PLAY PIANO
OR
BASS GUITAR BY EAR!!
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and pricing Information (850)
973-4822.
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cal duPing evening hours.

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


ENGINE


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


ITEM


25 lbs. of
Clean Newspapers
just $2 a bundle
973-4141

1992 JEEP CHEROKEE
$2,000. RUNS GREAT!!
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Wanted Farm land for long term
(5+years) lease to grow perennial
native warm season grasses for
seed and hay. Excellent food and
cover for doves, quail and deer.
Contact Joe Reams, III
850-948-1709
850-879-6481
sandyford@embarqmail.com
Need 10-20 chickens.
Maybe a rooster or two
also guineas and peafowls.
850-464-1165







Greenville Pointe

Apartments
1, 2 & 3 BR HC & non-HC acces-
sible apts. Rental assistance may be
available. HUD vouchers accepted.
Call 850-948-3036. TDD/TTY
711. 192 NW Greenville Pointe
Trail, Greenville, FL 32331. Equal
Housing Opportunity
GARDENIA SQUARE
1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments.

Call 850-973-4934 TTY Acs- 711
Equal Housing Opportunity
HOME FOR RENT
3BDR/1BTH
613 S.E. Old County Camp Rd.
in Madison. Sec. 8 welcome
Call 954-699-3973

Southern Villas of
C0_ adison O"partments

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


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
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
MOBILE HOMES
FOR RENT
2BR\BTH $450
3BR\2BTH $550
In Aucilla, Call 352-359-2647







Pioneer
Excavating & Tractor
Services
Land Clearing, Ponds, Stump
Removal, Demolition, Roads,
Mowing, Discing, Box-Blading,
and Tilling.
We have top soil and fill dirt
Call Paul Kinsley
850-973-6326

Commercial/Industrial
Property
with state 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


$500 DOWN
With your land
Factory Direct Prices"
No Middle Man!,
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Lake City Florida
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LOG HOMES
With as little as
$500 Down
Prestige Home Center
Lake City, Florida
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3 BR/2 BA Doublewide
$39,995
Factory Direct
Prestige Home Center
352-752-7751

For Sale By Owner:
1/2 Acre Timber River Loop,
200ft river front.,
Will divide for two.
$61,000. 727-360-4882
FOR SALE BY OWNER
5ac, Pinetta, Canopy county road
frontage, $42,995 with $2,500
down, $365 / month or $39,995
cash. 5ac. Lee, platted lot, houses
only $45,995 with $2,500 down,
$390 / month or $42,995 cash
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$39,995
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A local not-for-profit is seeking an
experienced professional for a Full
Time Administrative Assistant po-
sition. Must have professional
work ethic and dependability, posi-
tive attitude, proficient in Microsoft
Office, able to multi-task, take ini-
tiative, be flexible and creative.
Early Childhood experience a plus.
Closing Date for resumes is De-
cember 28th. Qualified applicants
should submit resumes with salary
requirements and three letters of
reference to:

Human Resources Department
325 John Knox Bldg. L 201
Tallahassee, Florida 32303






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
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.
The City of Madison will be ac-
cepting applications for a Street
and Sanitation Superintendent. Ap-
plicants must be 18 years of age,
possess a valid Florida CDL Class
"A" Florida Drivers License High
School Diploma or GED. pass a
physical examination, background
check and drug'test. *Sh6uld-have
quality supervisory experience. Re-
sponsible for supervising and par-
ticipating in maintaining, and re-
pairing streets, drainage systems,
and right of ways. Will also be re-
sponsible for supervising sanitation
operations and personnel;. Must be
able to operate equipment when
needed.

Job applications and descriptions of
work required may be picked up at
dry 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
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
through Friday, January 4, 2008,

The City of Madison is an Equal
Opportunity Employer, drug free
work place and recognizes veter-
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highly motivated, enthusiastic
professionals for Madison area.

Full time positions.

Must have Management
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Offering competitive salary,
Bonus, weekly pay, Holidays,
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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:
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(850) 973-3153
Advent Christian Village
Dowling Park, Florida
'On the Banks of the
Suwannee River'

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-
zational skills.

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-
cation.

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-
5160.

EOE / Drug-Free Workplace /
Criminal background checks re-
quired For the most current in job
vacancies, call 658-5627 or visit
www.acvillage.net

24 hrs/day, 7 days/week
Tree Capital Credit Union

With the impending retirement of
our CEO, Tree Capital. Credit
Union, a state charted, community
based credit union, with $17 Mil-
lion in assets, located in Perry
Florida, is offering an excellent op-
portunity to a dedicated experi-
enced professional to provide lead-
ership and direction related to all
aspects of the credit union's opera-
tions, in accordance with financial
regulations and the Board objec-
tives. A minimum of three years
credit union and/or other financial
services, as an executive manager
with a proven tract record, is re-
quired.
An excellent benefit
package is given with a negotiable
salary based on experience.

Please send resume in
confidence to:
Tree Capital Credit Union
(CEO Search)
P.O. Box 187
Perry FL. 32347


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

CASE NO: 2007-258-CA,


IVY FINANCIAL CORPORATION',
a Florida Corporation , ,:, ki
Plaintiff,


CHRISTOPHER ROBERT WILLIAMS; ANDREA
INDRANI BROWN; 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 FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Fore-
closure dated December 19, 2007, in the above referenced ease in which IVY FINAN-
CIAL CORPORATION, a Florida corporation, is Plaintiff, and CHRISTOPHER
ROBERT WILLIAMS and ANDREA INDRANI BROWN; UNKNOWN TENANT
NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING IN-
TERESTS 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, 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 practicable), on the 23rd day of January, 2008,
the following described properties set forth in the Summary Final Judgment of Fore-
closure:

Lot 6,CAYENNE HILLS Parcel No. 11-1N-10-5622-003-000
A portion of the Southeast Quarter (SE 1/4) of the Southeast Quarter (SE 1/4) of Sec-
tion 21, Township 1 North, Range 10 East, being more particularly described as fol-
lows;
Commence at an axle marking the southeast corner of said Section 11; thence South 89
degrees 56 minutes 34 seconds West along the south line of said Section 11 a distance
of 1011,70 feet to a rebar marking the southeast comer and POINT OF BEGINNING
of the following described parcel; thence continue South 89 degrees 56 minutes 34 sec-
onds West along said south line a distance of 311.84 feet to a rebar marking the south-
west corner of said SE Vs of SE V*, thence North 00 degrees 09 minutes 03 seconds East
Along the west line of said SE 1/4 of SE 1/4 a distance of 698.62 feet to a rebar; thence
South 89 degrees 59 minutes 19 seconds East a distance of 311.84 feet to a rebar; thence
South 00 degrees 09 minutes 03 seconds West a distance of 698,24 feet to the POINT
OF BEGINNING. Subject to existing road rights-of-way. Said lands situate, lying and
being in Madison County, Florida.
Density Exception 04-20-B
SUBJECT TO: (1) Those Cayenne Hills Restrictions and Protective Covenants as more
particularly described in OR Book 738, Pages 17 through 20 of the Official Records of
Madison County, Florida; (2) An easement for utilities as more particularly described
in OR Book 738, Page 15 of the Official Records of Madison County, Florida: (3) Ex-
isting road rights-of-way and utility easements of record, or m visible use and exis-
tence, and mineral rights and reservations owned by third parties.
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 AMY. OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THg SALE
(Note: In 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 accommoda-
tion in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no 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 unpaired,
please call:1-800-955-8771
WITNESS my hand and the official seal of said Court, this 19 day of December, 2007
at Madison, Madison County, Florida.
TIM SANDERS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA
Scot B. Copeland
LAW OFFICES OF SCOT B, COPELAND, P.L,
FBN: 0156681
174 East Base Street
Madison, FL 32340
Ph: 850-973-4100
Fax: 850-973-4194
Attorney for Plaintiff
12/26, 112












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LEGALS


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
3rd JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION

CASENO.: 2007-184-CA


WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE
FOR OPTION ONE MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST
2001-A ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES,
SERIES 2001-A,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DEBBIE M. BLACKMON, et al,


Defendants.
/

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO:
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,
DECEASED

Last Address Unknown
Current Residence Unknown

LUGENE GHENT
Current Residence: 146 S.W. Eagin Hill Lane, Madison, FL 32340

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following
described property:

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"
55.3' EAST 100 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00" 04.7* WEST 80 FEET;
THENCE NORTH 89" 55.3' WEST 100 FEET TO THE POINT OF BE-
GINNING -

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
December 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 orig-
inal with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or imme-
diately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint.

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.

Tim Sanders
As Clerk of the Court


By: Christy R. Wilson
As Deputy Clerk

11f10 2/2 1


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


FLORIDA.


IN RE: ESTATE OF

WILL ERMING VICKERS,

Deceased.


CASE NO.: 07-108-CP


/

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the estate of WILLA ERMING VICKERS, deceased,
Case Number 07-108-CP pending in the Circuit Court for Madison County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which is 125 SW Range Avenue, Madison, Florida
32340. The name and address of the personal representative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands
against the decedent's estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent mnd persons having claims or demands
against the decedent's estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, must file their claim with this court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.

The date of first publication of this Notice to Creditors is December 26, 2007.


Attorney for the Personal Representative:
/s/ Monica Taibl
Monica Taibi
FL BAR 035058
P.O. Box 836
125 NE Range Avenue
Madison, FL 32340
(850) 973-1477


Personal Representative:
/s/ LINDA DARLENE
VICKERS
LINDA DARLENE
VICKERS
P.O. Box 127
Greenville, FL 32331


12/26.1/2


ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES
FOR
COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Owner: Madison County Board of County Commissioners
Madison, Florida

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.).

The project:
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
f. List of at least five (5) buildings of similar type with refer
ences and contact information
7. Must have professional insurance policies (errors &
omissions) with at least $3,000,000
a. Firms will be selected from these submittals


All questions must be referred to Sherilyn Pickels in the Board of County
Commissioners office at 850-973-3179 or admin@madisoncountyfl.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: Mrs. Sherilyn Pickels
OR PO Box 539
Madison, Florida 32341


Madison County reserves the right to reject any or all proposals.

12/19.12/26


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

JUVENILE DIVISION

CASE NO. 06-07-DP
IN THE INTEREST OF:

A.C. DOB: 01/25/2006
A.C. DOB: 01/25/2006
R.A.C. DOB: 03/02/2007

MINOR CHILDREN


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 com-
mitment 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 Court-
house, Madison, Florida 32340 on Thursday, January 24, 2008 at 1:00 P.M., for 4 Ter-
mination 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
SPECIFIED, YOU MAY LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A PARENT TO THESE
CHILDREN.

12/19.12/21.12/26.12/28. 1/2. 1/4. 1/9,1/11


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

CASE NO. 2007-122-CP

IN RE: ESTATE OF
DONALD LEE SIMS

Deceased.
5

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)

TO ALL PERSONAL HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE
ESTATE:

You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been
entered in the estate of DONALD LEE SIMS, deceased, File Number 2007-122-CP,
by the Circuit Court for Madison County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is Madison County Courthouse, Madison, Florida 32340; that the total cash
value of the estate is $27,311.93 and that the names and'addresses of those to whom it
has been assigned by such order are:


Name
Edna Whigham

Phillip Franklin Sims

Edward Linnie Sims


Address
4956 Princess Drive
Lake Park, GA 31636
600 Yuba Street
Marysville, CA 95901
950 Bruner Mill Road
Ashford, AL 36312


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

CASE NO.: 07-108-CP

IN RE: ESTATE OF

WILLA ERMING VICKERS,

Deceased.
/

NOTICE TOCREDITORS

The administration of the estate of WILLA ERMING VICKERS, deceased, Case
Number 07-108-CP pending in the Circuit Court for Madison County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is 125 SW Range Avenue, Madison, Florida 32340. The
name and address of the personal representative and the personal representative's at-
torney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against
the decedent's estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on
whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against
the decedent's estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must
file their claim with this court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS'NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.

The date of first publication of this Notice to Creditors is December 26, 2007.


Attorney for the Personal Representative:
/s/ Monica Taibi
Monica Taibl
FL BAR 035058
P.O. Box 836
125 NE Range Avenue
Madison, FL 32340
(850) 973-1477


Personal Representative:
/s/ LINDA DARLENE VICKERS
LINDA DARLENE VICKERS
P.O. Box 127
Greenville, FL 32331


12/26,12/28,1/2. 1/4


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

CASE NO. 2007-115-CP

IN RE: ESTATE OF

PAUL WOODRUFF PATTIE
Deceased.


NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the estate of PAUL WOODRUFF PATTIE, deceased,
whose date of death was October 30, 2007; is pending in the Circuit Court for Madi-
son County, Florida, Probate Division, File Number 2007-115-CP; the name and ad-
dress of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representative's attorney are set
forth below.

All creditors of the Decedent and other persons, who have claims or demands
against the Decedent's estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliqpidated claims,
and who have been served a copy of tins Notice, must file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.

All other creditors of the Decedent and other persons who have claims or
demands against the Decedent's estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliqui-
dated claims, must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS
AFTER TIHE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
',, -_ -, ". *". .- .. .'_ ,,|
ALL C LA [MS NOT SO FILED WILL BET OREVER BARRED. 'J

NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE. ANY
CLAIMS FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.

THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE IS
December 26, 2007.


Attorney for Personal Representative:

/s/ Clay A. Schnitker
Clay A. Schnitker
Fla Bar No.349143
Davis, Schnitker, Reeves & Browning, P.A.
Post Office Drawer 652
Madison, Florida 32341
(850) 973-4186

12/26/2007 1/2/2008


Personal Representative:

/s/ Cheryl C. Pattie
Cheryl C. Pattie
371 NE Plum Trail
Pinetta, Florida 32350


NOTICE: The District School Board of Madison County, Florida, will hold a public
hearing on Tuesday, February 5, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the
School Board Meeting Room of the Superintendent's Office, 210 NE Duval Avenue,
Madison, Florida.

Madison County School Board District Policy Handbook

The proposed document may be viewed at the School Board Office, 210 NE Duval Ave,
Madison, Florida.

Statutory Authority: 120.54, 1001.43 F.S.
I
IF A PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD,
WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THIS MEETING OR
HEARING, HE/SHE WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND FOR
SUCH PURPOSE, HE/SHE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM'
RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE
TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED.

12/26/2007




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ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT:

All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after the
date of the first publication of this notice must file their claims with this Court WITH-
IN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.

All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the
estate of the decedent must file their claims with this court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.

ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.

The date of the first publication of this Notice is December 26, 2007.


Attorney for Person Giving Notice:

Is/ Clay A. Schnitkcr
Clay A. Schnitker
Fla. Bar ID# 349143
P.O.Drawer 652
Madison, FL 32341


Person Giving Notice;

/s/ Edna Whigham
Edna Whigham

/s/ Phillip Franklin Sims
Phillip Franklin Sims

/s/ Edward Linnie Sims
Edward Linnie Sims


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