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Publisher: Tommy Greene
Place of Publication: Madison Fla
Publication Date: January 16, 2008
Copyright Date: 2009
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Suspect Sought

In Church

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Madison Police Department is
looking for whoever broke and entered
into Grace Presbyterian last week.
According to an MPD report, an
unknown suspect entered Grace Pres-
byterian, located on Highway 53 North,
by opening one of the bottom floor
windows on the north side of building.
During the entry, one of the panes of
the double pane-window was broken.
The building was entered after the
Wednesday evening service on Janu-
ary 9 and prior to the heavy rains on
Friday, January 11.
According to the investigation, the
suspect walked through the church,
forcefully entering the pastor's office
on the second floor. The door to the
pastor's office was broken atlthe sec-
ond knob.
All, electronics were accounted for.
The crime scene was photographed
and latent prints were attempted. No
prints were found.
If anyone has any information on
this crime, please call the Madison Po-
lice Department at 973-5077.
Jacob Bembry, editor; can be
reached by email at

Planning And Zoning

Keeping county

Organized For Growth
By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Among the discussion and actions
during the Planning and Zoning Board
meeting of January 10 were two re-
quests for expansion and one for the
creation 'of a new Land Development
Code. Chairman Billy Washington
called the meeting to order, which be-
gan with a carryover item regarding
density exceptions. This was followed
by the first item of new business, a pro-
posal for a County/City collaboration
on a new waste disposal site.
Solid Waste Coordinator Jerome
Wyche requested a "special exception
begranted to the Solid Waste and Recy-
cling Department to establish a collec-
tion site" on North SR 53. Historically,
it has been a challenge to the city to dis-
pose of certain types of waste, particu-
larly bulky items like discarded appli-
ances. This condition left residents
with the temptation to throw these
items away illegally, trying to avoid the
inconvenience and expense of doing it
properly And although the county will
charge the city for these pass-through
services, teaming makes the process
both affordable and convenient, not to
mention the physical solution for prop-
er waste disposal. Rural counties and
smaller municipalities are fast adopt-
ing this example of concurrency, which
is the most effective use of resources
that are targeted for essential services.
The next new business item was a re-
quest came from Alan Collins of Bailey,
Bishop and Lane regarding the site ap-
plication for the expansion of Land-
' mark Baptist Church. Expansion plans
include a 9600 square foot facility to be
placed adjacent to the main building
currently on the church property just
off US 90. The improvements will cre-
ate a 290-seat multi-use auditorium, ac-
companied by a 90-space paved parking
lot. Following a few questions regard-
ing drainage and layout, the Board
unanimously approved the request,
conditional to the approval of Suwan-
nee River Water Management that is

Two Wrec

By Jacob Bembry
:Greene Publishing, Inc.
Two people were killed in two sepa-
rate accidents on Wednesday morning,
January 9, and Friday afternoon, Janu-
ary 11.
According to a Florida Highway Pa-
trol, the first wreck involved Jerry Free-
man Scarlett, 52, of Plant City, who was
traveling westbound in the outside west-
bound lane of Interstate 10 approximate-
ly one-half mile west of the rest area in
a 2000 Ford truck. J. Carmen Pena, 36, of
Ruskin, was ahead of Scarlett, driving a
2002 Freightliner semi.
The front end of Scarlett's pickup
hit the rear of the trailer being pulled
by Pena.
The pickup became attached to the
trailer and was dragged by the semi.
Both vehicles traveled onto the
Please see WRECK, Page 14A

Kelsi Reams' Fifth: Annual Hot Chocolate

Sale To Benefit Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Kelsi Reams (back) 1s holding her fifth annual hot chocolate fundraiser for
the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF). Her sister, Abby, who has CF, left, and her
sister, Chloe, join her for the fun. So far, Kelsi has raised over $7,000 for the CFF.

The fifth annual Hot Chocolate Sale,
which benefits the Cystic Fibrosis
Foundation will be held oh Saturday,
Jan. 19th from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at Witmer
Realty in Greenville, located on the cor-
ner of US 221 south and US 90 east.
The event is hosted by Kelsi Reams,
11, and her six year-old sister Chloe.
Their sister Abby, 5, was diagnosed with
Cystic Fibrosis at the age of five
months. All three are students at Aucil-
la Christian Academy
The money raised will be used for

the on-going research to help fight the
disease. Kelsi has raised over $7,000 to
help those who live with Cystic Fibro-
Anyone wishing to make a donation
but is unable to attend the event, can
make checks payable to CFF and mail to
Joe and Kathy Reams, 418 NW Sand Dol-
lar Way, Greenville, Florida, 32331.
To all of Madison and Jefferson
County, thanks for all the support over
the last five years in helping CF stand .

S, Two Fatalities

merge lane
Jerry Free-
man Scarlett
died Satur-
day, January
12,from in-
juries sus-
tained in a
wreck last
morning, Jan-
uary 9. The
wreck result-
ed in one of
two fatalities
this past
week in Madi-
son County.

came to a

MCDC Ensuring


Participates In

Growth Planning

Lee Town Manager Cheryl Archam-
bault is proud to serve and support the
county as President of the Madison
County Development Council.
By Michael Curtis:
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Madison County Development
Council has a number of priorities go-
ing into its 2008 planning and practices.
One priority is by default, and therefore
will be by design, the ruling guide for
the others. That priority is ensuring
that the community participates in the
planning and practices of the Council.
Over the past decade, local and state of-
ficials have developed and been pre-
sented with a number of tools to facili-
tate and monitor growth. Commonly
attached to the county's Comprehen-
sive Plan, each of these tools has its
merits, but ultimately they all converge
on one goal, that is to'build and operate
Please see MCDC, Page 14A

Rains Cause Wrecks In Madison

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Two cars collided during
heavy rains on Friday, Janu-
ary 11, at approximately 3:15
p.m. at the intersection of
Base and Meeting Streets in
According to a Madison
Police Department report,
Shannon Diane Walker, 16, of
Madison, was traveling north
on Meeting Street in a 2000
Ford Mustang. Walker, who
had been stopped at a stop
sign, proceeded to turn left
onto Base Street at approxi-
mately 35 miles per hour.
When she did, she pulled out
Please see RAIN, Page 14A

Madison fire-
fighters work
to disconnect
the power
from a 2000
Ford Mus-
tang, which
hit a utility
pole during a
traffic acci-
dent on Fri-
day, January
10. The wreck
was one of
three that day
in the City of

Wed 56/48
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lows in the upper 40s.

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mid 50s and 3 Showers. Highs In the upper 60s Mostly cloudy. Highs in the
Sand lows in the upper 40s. 60s and lows in the upper 30s.

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2A Madison County Carrier

Wednesday, January 16, 2008


Happy Bipfthay
UpOcke Ellen Kinsley

This is a special week in the lives of our family
members, as it will mark the 13th birthday of our
granddaughter, Brooke Ellen Kinsley. Brookewill cele-
brate this important occasion on Jan. 21st, which is
next Monday I keep ask-
ing myself, where have
the years gone?
It seems like just yes-
terday that daughter
Emerald and her hus-
band Paul were expect-
ing their second child.
Their firstborn, Cheltsie
Elizabeth Kinsley, was
born two years before
Brooke, and, that too,
was special, as have been
the births of all 11 of our
The Husband calls
Brooke his "coon-dog,"
because, as he tells her,
night of coonrhting.
'The Husband.wa-eas
belly-button deep in a swamp when his friend, Jimmy
Davis, who was on the edge of the swamp, called The
Husband to come out to head to Valdosta, Ga. to be with
mefor the birth of the 8th inline of our grandchildren.
lThp Husband tells Brooke to this day she willal-
ay:be his "Coon Dog because he gave "a goodcoon
hunt up" just to be in Valdosta when she was born.
Now, here we are, 13 years later, and Brooke is be-
coming a.teenager. I have often said that Grandchildren
come into our lives, bask in our love, and then return it
to us in their own special way. Such is Brooke. Shehas
blessed us with her love
and it has been a joy to
see her become a young
Brooke's middle name
"Ellen" is special be-
cause it is my middle
name, as well as her oth-
er grandmother, Sue
Ellen Kinsley So, both
grandmothers can say
Brooke was named after
two ladies who love her a
The Husband and I
have learned in our life-
time that we cannot live
our lives through our
grandchildren. Like our
children, they are not
ours to own; they belong to the world.
SWe must give our grandchildren wings and teach
them to fly It is a wise grandmother who understands
her strengths and weaknesses, and helps her grandchil-
dren to understand their own. I hope I have been a wise
The Husband and I have 11 wonderful grandchil-
dren, and we dote on them. We always told our children
to have all the kids they wanted, because we wanted a
batch of grandchildren. We are glad they listened to us.
Our grandchildren have been God's compensation to us
for growing old.
Happy Birthday,Brooke. Happy Birthday, "Coon-
dog." We Love You!!
Grandma and Pop

Got ne6ws
straight from
the horse's mouth?

We Do.

The Madison County Carrier
& Madison EnterpriSe Recorder

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

More On

Barak Obama
I believe Miss Howerton's letter regarding Barack
Obama to be true from other accounts I've read. To un-
derstand more about the Trinity United Church of
Christ he's joined in an attempt to downplay his Muslim
background you might go to oints.htm.
This church believes in black membership only
amongst other things.
My mother subscribes to your paper and showed me
the article mentioned above. Just thought you might be
interested further.
S Thanks,

Enjoying A Trip

Down Memory Lane
On January 2 on page 2 of the Carrier- Viewpoints
and Opinions I was struck by the aptness, and truth of
Jacob's editorial "News Is News". In my-opinion, it is
the best thing he has done in quite a while.
Also, I loved Emerald's Gem Box on the same page -
her "A Trip Down Memory Land' really took me on a
pleasant journey into the past. My children, though, are
older than Emerald so my journey into the past goes a
lot farther I'm sure there are still some of you who can
remember with me the beauty of a shiny black 'top bug-
gy' or a Model A Ford. They were luxuries very few
could afford. Also the wild broncos brought into Madi-
son from Texas. Daddy bought and broke them for resale
(that's how he bought the top buggy).
I also remember the ruin of the South, the boll wee-
vil a scourge which also crossed our borders ille lly!
- ahs6llff the de ression of the '30's. By th6 "ay, itWill
tak6 adfibftkhr '&pr i6hi to cause Ameridaa tB' edH1i'its
sanity There were good times and wild spending during
the twenties. Remember the Charleston, short skirts and
bathtub gin? I do I remember my aunt shocking the
neighbors when she did the Charleston to entertain
them. And she showed her pretty silk garters! How aw-
ful! I was nine years old. Today the bikini barely covers
the 'kini.
Give us some more memories, Emerald. Ask Tommy
and Mary Ellen I'll bet they have a trunk full! "Thanks
for the Memories." Also give us more pages like that
Thelma Thompson
PS. I still miss the Ginger Jar.

Chris i


9em Bo<


Isn't It Great

To Live In

,So many times we all hear someone compare our lit-
tle small town to Mayberry You remember Mayberry,
don't you? Andy Griffith, Opie, Aunt Bee, and Barney
So many of these comments are made in jest. But
have you ever stopped to ask yourself, "Would it be so
bad to actually live in Mayberry?"
Don't we all live here, in this small town, BECAUSE
we like the small community? Isn't it great to walk in
the post office and be able to speak to everyone, and call
them by name? Isn't it so convenient to go into a restau-
rant and the waitress brings your drink right out be-
cause she KNOWS what you're going to order?
I have always loved to watch the Andy Griffith Show.
I truly wish all the sitcoms, we have nowadays, could be
replaced with shows such as the Andy Griffith Show, I
Love Lucy, The Brady Bunch, and Bewitched. We don't
even watch primetime sitcoms in my house. The lan-
guage, sexual content, and the arguing between spouses
is atrocious.
I, for one, love living here. The love we have, be-
tween neighbors, cannot be found in big cities. The gen-
uine compassion and generosity found in our home-
town, comes second to none. We're not just friends we
are all "family"
We have stars to gaze at. We have trees in our back
yard. Our children can play in the front yard without us
having to sit and watch their every move. We have fish-
ing ponds, and frog giggin' swamps. We have fields and
pastures for four-wheeler riding, and horsebackdriding.
r don't think life could be any better!!! tHow Aout
Until then..... I'll see you around the town.

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in 1st through 8th grades.

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call 973-3877.

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Question Of The Week

"Do you
think the
State Of
should have
changed it's
State song?"

Log on to to answer this week's question...
"Do you plan a family get-together around the
Super Bowl game?"
Voting for this question will end January 21 at 9 a.m.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2008 Madison County Carrier 3A


Settling Back In

I hope that everyone is finally getting settled back in,
following the Christmas and New Year's rush. I know it
was fun, yet busy, pr me.
Condolences go out to the family of Linda Swann,
who died last week. She was the manager of the Lee
Public Library and will be missed very much.
Lucas Williams, Joyce Bethea and Stephanie Adams
will celebrate their birthdays on Monday, January 16.
Happy birthday wishes go out to Hiroko Cherry, Chelsea
Stevens and Jason Hughey on Saturday, January 19. My
daddy, Bobby Bembry, will celebrate his 72nd birthday
on Saturday, January 21.
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!

A Few Questions for Senator Nelson Pre

Troy Hawkins vs. Jeremy McDaniel repeat do-
mestic injunction
Jim Bessey vs. Marvin Morris mortgage foreclo-
Bell Tree Farm, Inc. vs. The Aspen Group, LLC -
mortgage foreclosure ,
'gSHWil a raddock vs. Jeremy McDaniel -ripeat
domestic injunction
Sharika Craddock vs. Jeremiah Gillyard repeat
domestic injunction
Thelma D. Doty and DOR vs. Douglas D. Doty oth-
er domestic
Pine Lake Nursing Center vs. Nancy Mason and
Michael Woodard contracts
Amy Brasby and DOR vs. Raymond L. Jonas, Jr. -
Tonya S. Reese vs. Philip A. Lang child support
Woodland III vs. Josselyn Julien mortgage foreclo-
Green Tree Servicing vs. Timothy A. Dennis other
Green Tree Servicing vs. Robert R Sealey, et al oth-
er civil -
Sharlene-Perez v.s. Marcia D. Stevens, et al mort-
gage foreclosure
MHCI, Inc. vs. Carl Joseph mortgage foreclosure

There are only thirteen blimps fit e
,4 o Nine of the thirteen blimps ar
the United States, the largest of whic

I understand
that Senator Bill
Nelson will be in
Madison tomor-
row conducting a S
"townhall meet-
ing" on the cam-
pus of NFCC.
I've been to these
sessions before.
Generally, they
last about an hour
and Senator Nelson uses
about half the time setting
the table, putting his spin
on, the top issues of the
day. Then he takes ques-
tions from the audience.
Personally, I wish he
wopWd ,summarize things
in about ten minutes and
then spend the rest of the
time hearing from the peo-
ple he represents. I like it
better when politicians
are listening to the people
rather than pontificating.
I've taken the time to list a
few questions on impor-
tant issues to the Senate,
that I'd like to hear Sena-
tor Nelson address, plus
an odd comment or two
thrown in the mix.
Now that Democrats
have emerged from the po-
litical wilderness into the
majority of both houses of
Congress, where do you
see the leaders working on
compromise with the mi-
nority Republicans to get
some things accomplished
for the American people?
Speaking of compro-
mise, do you feel that some
sort of common ground
may be struck on achiev-
ing long-term financial vi-
ability of Social Security
with those who favor pri-
vate accounts and those
that favor traditional

methods of raising taxes
Sand/or cutfing benefits?
In the face of soaring
energy costs, it seems to
me that our policy should
be energy independence
and increasing supply to
reduce the cost to the
Amenric,. qq 6nstniumer.'
What policies would you,
advocate the United States
Senate pursue in order to
achieve both objectives in
the near term?
When General Pe-
traeus testified before the
Senate Armed Services
Committee last Septem-
ber, it seemed to me that
you asked more penetrat-
ing and adult questions
than any of your col-
leagues. For that, I com-
mend you.
What means of gather-
ing intelligence from al-
Qaeda terrorists do you
advocate in order to pro-
tect the lives and property
of Americans and our al-
Speaking of Iraq, it is
undeniable that there has
been a remarkable turn-
around thanks largely to
the military surge over
the past six months. What
important events do you
'see taking place in Iraq
this year and how will
they affect American poli-
Assuming that our ef-
forts to financially or
diplomatically "squeeze"
Iran are unsuccessful, are
you willing to accept a nu-
clear weapon equipped
Iran? If not, what would
you propose we do about it
and when?
Popular opinion sug-
gests that global warming
is a manmade phenomena
caused by burning car-
bon-based fuels. The skep-
tics acknowledge that the
earth has warmed about
0.7 degrees Celsius over
the past century, but sug-

gest that the
cause is more
likely the histor-
ical cycle of nat-
ural phenome-
na, including
ocean currents,
solar activity,
and water vapor.
How do we rec-
oncile these dif-
When Derhocrats took
control after the last elec-
tion, they promised to
clean up the ugly aspects
of "earmarks," including
proliferation, transparen-
cy, and corruption. Judg-
ing from the latest apipr-
priations bill, it would ap -
pear that -the political
rhetoric was nothing
more than hot air. When
are you politicians going
to understand that we, the
people, do not like waste-
ful spending, corruption,
and under-the-table deals
that Washington is re-
knowned for? Pork barrel
spending is no way to
demonstrate fiscal respon-
sibility and stewardship of
the taxpayer's dollars.
The leaders of the De-
mocrat Party have
stripped Florida of its del-
egates to the national con-
vention. Are you confi-
dent that the votes of
Florida Democrats will in
fact be counted in the
nominating process?

Republicans are
known for .cutting taxes
while Democrats have the
opposite reputation. Now
that your party is in
charge, what taxes on the
American people are like-
ly to rise this year and the
year following the 2008
election? How might
those tax increases affect
the American economy?

Senator Nelson, in
closing, I would like to
thank you for coming to
Madison. We're a small
community and it is easy
to overlook us. For exam-
ple, I can't remember once
when Senator Martinez
has visited our communi-
ty. You haven't forgotten
us and I am sure I speak
for many when I say thank



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4A Madison County Carrier Wednesday, January 1


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nFormer Palm Beach County Commissioner

Sentenced To 60 Months' Imprisonment

On Honest Services Fraud Conspiracy

Two Charged W

Pot Possessio]
Two Madison County men were arrested f
sion of marijuana early Sunday morning, Jan
According to a Madison County Sheriff's
port, Cpl. Mike Maurice of the K-9 team was cc
spot checks on a county park for criminal ac
Maurice pulled in, he observed a vehicle backe
northeast corner of the park, next to the sig
clearly states that the park is closed from suns
Maurice made contact with the two subject
Austen Gray, 21, of Madison and Joshua Sowa
Lee were in the process of smoking marijuan
rice walked up.
Maurice placed the two men under arrest
ing a search, two bags of marijuana, a pill b
taining marijuana buds and a marijuana sm
vice were located.
Gray and Sowards were transported to the
County Jail and charged with possession of r
within a county park.

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R. Alexander Acosta,
United States Attorney for
th the Southern District of
it t Florida, Jonathan I.
Solomon, Special Agent in
I, Charge, Federal Bureau of
n Investigation, Miami Field
br posses- Office ("FBI"), and Michael
oary 1p3. E. Yasofsky, Jr., Special
Office re- Agent in Charge, Internal
Conducting Revenue Service, Criminal
activity As Investigation Division
cdinto the ("IRS-CI"), announced that
gn, which defendant Warren H.
et tosun- Newell, 52, of Boynton
Beach, was sentenced Janu-
cts inside. ary 11 by United States Dis-
rds, 20, of trict Court Judge Kenneth
a as Mau- A. Marra in West Palm
Beach to 60 months of im-
and, dur- prisonment, followed by 2
,ottle con- years of supervised release.
loking de- The defendant was ordered
Sto self surrender by Febru-
SMadison ary 15,2008, at2 p.m. He had
marijuana previously pled guilty to an
Information charging him
with a conspiracy to com-
mit honest services fraud.
According to court
records and statements
made in open court, Newell
defrauded the public of his
honest services as an elect-
ed official, and misused his
S position as a Commissioner
on the Palm Beach County
Board of County Commis-
sioners ("BCC") to person-
ally enrich himself, his
business partners and other
associates in a' series of
transactions and ventures
in Palm Beach County.
Newell advocated and voted
on matters while he con-
cealed his true financial in-
terests and engaged in a de-

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ceptive practice of filing in-
complete, false and mislead-
ing disclosures designed to
misdirect the public and
conceal his true financial
During his guilty plea,
Newell admitted to having
an undisclosed financial in-
terest in a water storage
project located on property
owned by Palm Beach Ag-
gregates ("Aggregates"), a
land holding and mining
company in Palm Beach
County The Aggregates wa-
ter storage project involved
the potential sale of a tract
of land to the South Florida
Water Management District
("SFWMD") for future re-
gional water storage. In this
transaction, Newell alleged-
ly misused his position by
voting for funding of the
water storage project with-
out disclosing that he stood
to personally profit through
a secret "success fee" con-
tract between one of
Newell's business partners
at his engineering firm,
SFRN, and Aggregates if
the sale of the property to
SFWMD was consummat-
In addition, Newell
failed to disclose his true fi-
nancial interest in a busi-
ness venture involving two
vacant adjacent parcels of
real estate situated in
Newell's district in Lake
Worth. Newell and two oth-
er partners contracted to
purchase vacant property
and formed three separate
limited liability companies
to develop and 'build inet'
ical office buildings- ,A i on
tingency in the contract
eventually required that the
owners obtain an abandon-
ment of a right-of-way ease-

ment owned by Palm Beach
County that split the two
parcels and obtain exten-
sions in the time limitations
to develop the property Al-
though Newell assigned his
contract interests and re-
signed in the same month
as his resignation, he twice
voted on those contract con-
tingencies at the BCC with-
out disclosing his previous
financial relationship with
the project. According to
the Information, Newell
used his resignation to justi-
fy his public action, but ful-
ly expected to be compen-
sated at the time of the suc-
cess of the project. To fur-
ther conceal his hidden fi-
nancial interest in a suc-
cessful outcome of the prop-
erty investment Newell

once again caused a false
and fraudulent invoice to be
issued by SFRN as a means
by which he obtained
monies for his sole and ex-
clusive use from the prof-
itable sale of the property
Newell also filed false and
misleading disclosure
forms relating to the land
U.S. Attorney Acosta
stated, "The lengthy sen-
tence imposed by Judge
Marra reflects the serious-
ness of Mr. Newell's of-
fense." Mr. Acosta com-
mended the investigative ef-
forts of the IRS and FBI. The
case was prosecuted by As-
sistant United States Attor-
neys John Kastrenakes, Ju-
lia A. Paylor, Stephen Carl-
ton, and Antonia Barnes.

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January 17
The Madison County
Health Support Group
Meeting will be held
Thursday, January 17, at
11:45 a.m. The topic for
the meeting 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 Madi-
son Public Library.
January 18
A chicken and rice
dinner fundraiser for Os-
wald Johnson will take
place on Friday, January
18, from 5 p.m. until.
Tickets can be pur-
chased at M&M Graph-
ics, Madison Community
Bank, and Yellow Pine
Restaurant. The dinner
will be held at Yellow
Pine Restaurant. The
cost of the meal is $6.00.
January 19
Movie Gallery will be
hosting a Blood Drive on
Saturday, January 19,
from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Please sign up with Pa-
tricia Grosskopf at (850)
97301296. Registered
donors will receive a fiee
movie rental and a char-
coal fleece stadium blan-
January 20
Karen Peck and New
River will be in concert
at Faith Baptist Church
on January 20, starting
at 3 p.m. A free chili din-
ner will be served at 1:30
p.m. For more informa-
tion, please call (850) 973-
aJ-iry 20,'
:Treasires of Madi-
son County Art Guild
and Gallery will host an
open house on Sunday,
January 20, from 12-4
The gallery is located
on 212 S. Range Street in
Madison. There is no
charge, it is open to the
public. For more infor-
mation, please contact
Mary Blume at (850) 973-

January 23
The Lady of the Lake
Quilting Guild will hold
its monthly meeting on
Wednesday, January 23,
at 10 a.m. at the South-
side Recreation Center,
901 Saint Margaret Road
in Lake City. For details,
contact President Mar-
cia Kazmierski at (386)
January 24
North Florida 'Com-
munity College Artist
Series, War Bonds: The
Songs & Letters of World
War II presentation will
be Thursday, January 24,
at 7 p.m. This event will
be held at the N.F.C.C.
Van H. Priest Auditori-
um. Tickets are $11 Gen-
eral / $6 NFCC students
and children age 12 and
under. Best to purchase
tickets in advance due to
limited seating. For
more information,
please contact NFCC
College Advancement at
(850) 973-1653 or email at
artistseries(ainfcc. edu.
January 25
The Shepherds of
Sandersville, Ga., will be
in concert at the Madi-
son Church of God on
Friday, January 25, start-
ing at 7 p.m. Admission
is free.
January 26
The Monticello
Opera House and the
Italian American Club of
Tallahassee present pi-
anist Leonidas Lipovet-
sky in a special "Mozart
Alive" concert Saturday,
January 26, at 8 p.m.
This concert' :'is, i
fundraiser for Elder
Care Services of Talla-
hassee. Tickets are $30,
which includes a wine
and hors d'oeuvres re-
ception after the con-
cert. Call Leonia at 264-
3264 or Jan at 997-4242 to
purchase tickets.
January 26
The AARP Driver
Safety. Program (former-
ly 55-Alive) will be of-
fered January 26. The
class will be held at the
Monticello Ext. Building
from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. There
is a $10 fee for books and
fee for books and certifi-
cates are awarded. Any
driver over 55 with a cer-
tificate of completion
must be given a discount
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provider. Interested per-
sons, please call Nancy
at (850) 342-0187 to re-
serve a seat in this class.
January 26
Do you have pictures
from the holidays? In-
terested in scrapbooking
but not sure where to
start? Or maybe you're
an experienced scraper
who just needs some
time and space to work
your magic. On Satur-
day, January 26, there
will be a scrapbooking
crop at Faith Baptist's
Fellowship Center from
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. From
beginner to "pro", every-
one is welcome. Any
questions, please call
February 2
The Spirit of
Greenville will have a
4th of July Fireworks
fundraiser on Saturday
February 2, at the
Greenville Haffye Hayes
Park. They will be sell-
,ing chicken & rice din-
ners for $6 a plate, from
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For
more information,
please contact Linda
Wragge at 850-948-6128 or
Lavonne Browning at
850-929-2771. They would
appreciate your support!
Every Tuesday -
The Diamonds in the
Ruff Adoption Program
at the Suwannee Valley
Humane Society is open
every Tuesday through
Saturday from 10 a.m. to
2 p.m. It is located on
1156 S.E Bisbee Loop
Madison FL, 32340. For a
healthy lifestyle, adopt
an animal and they will
make your life more ful-
filled. For more informa-
tion, or directions, call
(866) 236-7812 or (850)
The Month of
Monday through Fri-
day, NFCC is featuring
the art -work of artist
Renee Smith and her art
students at Aucilla
Christian Academy in
Monticello Monday, Jan-
uary .7-31, 2008 from 8
a.m.-4 p.m. The show will
be held in the NFCC Art
Gallery. For more infor-
mation, please call Lisa
Barden at (850) 973-1642
Third Tuesday of Each
The Greater
Greenville Area Dia-
betes Support Group is a
free educational service
and support for diabetes
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

Third Wednesday of
Each Month
The Madison County
Health Education Club is
holding a free education-
al service and support
group for people inter-
ested in preventing or
controlling diabetes,
high blood pressure, ele-
vated cholesterol levels,
obesity, and other chron-
ic health conditions. The
club meets the third
Wednesday Of each
month at the Madison
Public Library Confer-
ence Room at 378 NW
College Loop, Madison,
12:15 12:45 p.m. Every-
one is welcome to bring
their own lunch!
Third Wednesday of
Each Month
The Madison County
Diabetes Support Group
is a free educational ser-
vice and support group
for diabetes and those
wanting to prevent dia-
betes. The group meets
the third Wednesday of
each month at the Madi-
son Public Library Con-
ference Room at 378 NW
College Loop, Madison,
11:45 a.m. 12:10 p.m.
Everyone is welcome is
bring their own lunch!
Details: contact Marcia
Kazmierski at 386-752-
2461 or Lorraine Miller
at 386-752-6439.
Fourth Wednesday of
Each Month
An informational
meeting for those in-
jured and needing help
returning to work will
be held the fourth
Wednesday of each
monthI'from 12-3 pa:n.;at;
the Madison County Ex-
tension Office located on
184 College Loop. The
meeting is free and open
to the public. For more
information, please call
(850) 245-3489.
Each Tuesday Night
in October
Madison County Cen-
tral School will be host-
ing Parent Workshops
every Tuesday night in
October, starting at 6
p.m. in the Media Center.
A different topic will be
discussed each night.
Join them for some re-
freshments, fun, and in-
formation. Please call
973-5022 ext. 314 for more
Every Friday Night
Area line dancers &
any others that would
like to come are invited
to join in line dancing
open to the public at the
new Elks Club in Valdos-
ta, Ga. each Friday night
from 7:30-11:30 pm. It is
located about a mile west
of 1-75 on the Quitman
Hwy, 2309 Hwy 84 West.
Cover charge will be $5
per person at the door to
the dancehall. Call (229)
455-2267 for more infor-

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Communities Against Senior

Exploitation Featured At 55 Plus

By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The lunch was delicious and the house was full at
the 55 Plus Club meeting on January 9 at the United
Methodist Cooperative Ministries Center. Although the
food and friendly fun was enough to fill the seats, the ex-
ceptional turnout was due in large part to the topic of
discussion, which was senior exploitation and identity
Sheriff Pete Bucher facilitated the visit of expert
guest speaker, Robert L. "Skip" Jarvis, Assistant State
Attorney from the Economic Crime Unit that sponsors
the Communities Against Senior Exploitation (CASE)
Partnership. Their "Power Against Fraud" program is
designed to,"provide fraud prevention, intervention
and victim support," basically making the point that
knowledge is the best defense.
Jarvis combined humor, common sense and key
crime prevention information, including a host of use-
ful resources, to ensure his meaningful message would
be memorable. Listeners were at times startled to dis-
cover the extremes thieves will go to in order to accom-
plish their goals. "People will actually sit behind you at
church and when no one is watching reach down and
slip out your checkbook or wallet," Jarvis noted.
Another surprising point outlined in the handout
Jarvis made available was that the vast majority of in-
vestment fraud cases involve trusted advisors, even
family members, where longterm relationships exist.

Other topics included contractor fraud, caregiver
fraud, telemarketing scams and phony charities. Again,
in all these cases, the best defense is common sense and
a personal prevention.
"Of course. you're not alone. Your packet has the
contact information for a variety of agencies that are

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Michael Curtis, January 9, 2008
Robert L. "Skip" Jarvis (left) was introduced to the 55
Plus Club by Sheriff Pete Bucher to discuss issues re-
garding crimes against seniors.

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By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
When Ben and Rhon-
da Ewing began taking
canoeing and camping
trips to Madison County
from their home in
St.Cloud, a city adjacent
to Orlando, they became
more and more attached
with each visit. That af-
fection eventually led to a
property purchase five
years ago and then a few
months ago became a
choice to relocate. And
they couldn't be happier.
Living in River High-
lands just north of State
Road 6 in Lee, along with
son Cody, 11, who attends
Lee Elementary, the Ew-
ings have definitely found
a new home. "We love the
peace and quiet but most-
ly we adore the people,"
Rhonda noted. "There
are so many fine people
here," she added. In addi-
tion to the River High-

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Ben and Rhonda Ewing, owners of Ewing Construc-
tion, are welcome additions to Madison County.
lands property 'where As far as business is
they reside, they pur- concerned, Ewing Con-
chased another piece off struction is very afford-
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Doug McNicol whom they emphasis on quality and
found especially helpful detail.
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Some have told me they
think I even go too far but
I've always put customers
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what I'll continue to do in
Madison County," Ben ex-
plained. "We are a State
Certified Building and
Roofing Contractor, li-
censed and insured. We
perform all minor and
major residential services
and have a lot of experi-
ence with screening and
metal roofing. We've also
done jobs like well-pump
houses and major hospital
renovations," he added.
"We have three older
daughters that are college
age and will be joining us
here to live and work. We
are so happy to be build-
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Rhonda said with a big
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designed to help you prevent or get help following iden-
tity theft," Jarvis went on to say. Among these con-
sumer groups are the State Attorney's Office, which can
be reached at (386) 362-2320 and the Florida Department
of Agriculture and Consumer Services, whose toll free
number is (800) 435-7352.
Jarvis made it very clear that the state wants to pro-
tect its seniors from harm in all forms, explaining,
"Once the thieves get your vital numbers, especially
your Social Security and Driver's License, that's it. We
recommend that you never carry your Social Security
number with you. If it's on a piece of identification that
you use regularly, like your Medicare card for instance,
simply make a copy of the original and black out the
number. Doctors and hospitals can still get started with
any services you may need using the copy"
The 55 Plus Club is a senior support organization
comprised of eight Methodist ministries. One of those
churches, Cherry Lake United Methodist Church, pro-
vided the lunch for this particular meeting. Each of the
graciously hosted luncheons will have either an enter-
tainment or instructional theme, or both. Based on the
attendance, the recipe must be just right.
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Affect Investors
Provided by Brad Bashaw, Edward Jones
As you are no doubt aware, 2008 is a presidential
election year. As a citizen, you may well have a great
deal of interest in the election. But how about as an
investor? How does an election year affect the invest-
ment climate? And again from the perspective of an
investor does it matter who wins?
To begin with, lets examine how the stock market
reacted in the past to the selection of a president. The
Dow, ones Industrial Average rose in nine of the.past b1
presidential election years, with ;an average ofin of
slightly more than nine percent. So it's clear that, for the
most part, the market has done pretty well when
America goes to the polls.
Does the election or re-election of a president just
make us more optimistic, leading us to invest more
heavily and thereby drive up the markets? Probably not:
In reality, many factors such as corporate profits,
geopolitical concerns, interest rates and inflation drive
stock prices. And this is true in all years, whether an
election is held or not. Consequently, stock returns from
past presidential election years, while impressive, can-
not serve as a reliable predictor of what the market might
do in 2008.
Now, let'sturn to the next question: As an investor,
how will the outcome of the election affecktyou? There's
not really a simple answer. In the past, thestock market
has performed well and performed poorly -under both
Democrats and Republicans. Of course, candidates of
both parties will have different priorities and try to enact
different economic agendas, and these priorities may
have some impact although one-that's notoriously hard
to predict on different market sectors. In short, no one
can accurately forecast the effect of this November's
election on the financial markets, and that won't change
even after the nominees are known.
Instead of pondering the "what-ifs" involved in a
presidential election, you're much better off following
some tried-and-true investment strategies Here are a
few to consider:
Keep on investing. World events may be good or
bad, and the stock market may be up or down but no
matter what happens, the most successful investors
stay in the market. Look for quality investments and hold
them until either your needs change, or the investments
themselves undergo some type of transformation.
Know your risk tolerance. If you're losing sleep at
night over your investments, you're probably taking on
more risk than the amount with which you are comfort-
able. At the same time, if your investments are putting
you to sleep, they may be too conservative, Which could
mean they're not providing the growth necessary to help
you meet your goals. Strive for a balance that fits your
investment personality.
Think long-term. If you're constantly adjusting your
investment mix in response to short-term events, you'll
probably rack up big commissions and you almost cer-
tainly won't make the necessary progress toward your
important objectives, such as a comfortable retirement.
So, train yourself to ignore daily or weekly or monthly
price fluctuations and keep your eyes on the far horizon.
If you've chosen the right investments, they should be
designed to help you work towards your goals in
exchange for your patience.
This November, don't forget to vote. But before and
after Election Day, cast your ballot for solid investment

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Madison County Carrier 7A


Woman's Club Hosts Madison County

Property Appraiser Leigh Barfield

By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Madison
Woman's Club monthly
meeting held on Janu-
ary 10 included a great
lunch, several awards,
numerous rounds of
applause and a very

ureene PuDlIsning, Inc. P0noo uy
Michael Curtis, January 10, 2008
Second Vice President
Suzanne Peavy was recog-
nized for bringing in the
most new memberships
last year for the Madison's
Woman's Club.

popular guest speaker.
President Ethel
Barefoot was conduct-
ing the first meeting
since her election, stat-
ing that she was both
excited and a little ner-
vous. However, any
nervousness quickly
gave way, as the room
full of sisters gave her
a warm and rousing re-
h Following a little
housekeeping and
opening reports, Flori-
da Smith gave her cus-
tomary devotional and
as usual the selected
topic moved the audi-
ence. Reciting from the
book, All I Really Need

to Know I Learned in
kindergarten by Robert
Fulghum, Smith spoke
about the benefits of
keeping a child's atti-
tude and view of the
world even as adults.
The laughter and the
sighs that followed re-
inforced the point very
A delicious lunch of
spaghetti, salad and
dessert was followed by
guest speaker Leigh
Barfield, Madison
County Property Ap-
praiser. Barfield has
been a featured guest
around Madison recent-
ly as voters get pre-
pared for the January
29 property tax amend-
ment vote. Barfield and
her Chief Deputy, Ani-
ta Willoughby, wanted
to make sure everybody
had an opportunity to
understand the pro-
posed legislation, sug-
gesting that a call to
their office was wel-
come. The number is
Barfield realized
that fully understand-
ing the issue from a
brief presentation
would be difficult, so
she offered a few useful
summary comments,
again though urging
anyone with questions
to call her office. One
.very useful detail was a
simple summary of the
approximate dollars a
resident would save
from the homestead
section of the legisla-
tion based on the loca-
tion of the property
within the county.
"Based on numbers
supplied to us for
homes valued at $75,000

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By
Michael Curtis, January 10, 2008
President Ethel Bare-
foot conducted her first
meeting of 2008 and also
received the distinguished
honor of representing the
district at the GFWC
Leader's Conference.
or higher, county-only
residents will save
$213. Madison city res-
idents will save $377
and Lee residents will
save $372. Lastly,
Greenville residents
will save $415. These
numbers are based on
current millage rates.'
There are other fea-
tures that apply to
equipment and com-

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mercial property that
these numbers don't in-
clude, so you'll need to
check that out on a
case-by-case basis and
please keep in mind
that those of us at the
Appraiser's office don't
set any of these rates.
We just want to help
everybody under-
stand," Barfield ex-
The audience was
very receptive and ap-
preciative of Barfield's
time. And although
some anti-tax senti-
ments were expressed,
the underlying senti-
ment was that money
"would have to come
from somewhere" be-
cause the money that
would be saved cur-
rently goes to pay for
essential county ser-
vices. As she conclud-
ed, Barfield comple-
mented the group on
their efforts and
thanked Karla Rooks
for the invitation to
Several members
and officers were rec-
ognized during the
meeting as well. Presi-
dent Ethel Barefoot

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Michael Curtis, January 10, 2008

Madison County Prop-
erty Appraiser Lee Barfield
helped everyone at the
Madison Woman's Club to
understand the property
tax vote to be held on Jan-
uary 29.

was selected to repre-
sent the district at the
General Federation of
Women's Club Leader's
Conference. Florida
Smith was selected as
the norhinee for the
Volunteer of the Year
Faye Browning was
acknowledged for her
leadership in the Ha-
cienda program and
Second Vice President
Suzanne Peavy was rec-
ognized for bringing in
the most new member-
ships last year.
Staff writer Michael
Curtis can be reached by
email at michael(daree-

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Michael Curtis, January 10, 2008
Karla Rooks (left) invited Madison County Property
Appraiser Leigh Barfield to speak at the Madison
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pleased to announce the engagement of
their daughter, Lindsay Brooke, to
Phillip Walker Hackle, son of Chuck
and Mattie Hackle and Tommy and Lu-
ann Barnes.
; Brooke is the granddaughter of
Vernon and Virginia Adams of Madi-
son and the late J.L. and Lula Bullard.
She is a 1997 graduate of Madison
County High School and a graduate of
Valdosta State University with a Bach-
elor of Science degree in Sports Medi-
cine and Athletic Training. She is cur-
rently employed as an Orthopedic As-
sistant, by Dr. Curt Starling in Valdos-
ta, Ga.
Phillip is the grandson of Pierce
and Vera 'Hackle, and Harold and
Catherine Dailey of Madison. He is a
2000 graduate of Madison County High
School. He is currently employed with
the Madison County School Board as
an Air Conditioning and Electrical
The wedding will take place at Pine
Grove Baptist Church on January 26,
2008 at 4 p.m. with the reception to fol-
low at Divine Events. No local invita-
tions are being sent. All friends and
family are invited to attend.


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Grene Publishing, Inc
Every now and then, one
meets a person who sets a
standard high enough that
the world would be wise to
set their sights upon it. The
embodiment of a true hero,
not the kind of superficies
hero whose only claim to
fame is a talent bestowed,
not earned or properly re-
A hero who has toiled in
the trenches with their aver-
age Joe, yet still somehow
rose above by giving some-
thing of themselves to be ad-
mired. A torch at the end of
a long dark runway that
leaves behind a spark to ig-
nite the passions of future
generations. A hero that
withstands the test of time
and all its tribulations, with
face and grace. Such is the
spirit of Elesta Pritchett, a
hero in the eyes of the chil-
dren she's taught and the
community in which she
lives, that has never given
up, in or out. The type of
hero the world could use

more of.
Elesta Pritchett is a na-
tive of Florida, born and
raised the eldest of six sib-
lings, in and around
Greenville. While both of
Pritchett's parents worked
in the mills, Elesta learned
responsibility by taking care
of her younger siblings,
cooking, cleaning and mend-
ing around the house.
"I know that is why I still
do and do and do." Pritchett
She was taught to make
do with what was available,
which wasn't always much.
The young Elesta didn't
complain, though, as odds
and ends could be used to
create beauty in the eyes of
its beholder. Watching her
aunt cut patterns out on the
bed, she learned to sew early
on. Expanding her ideas,
Pritchett would read a mag-
azine entitled The Progres-
sive Farmer from cover to
cover, as it was filled with
patterns and tips.
The first dress she made
at age 11, turned from a bed-

Leigh Barfield
Madison County Property Appraiser

To Support
The Greenville

sheet to a pinafore took her
"days and days" and is one
that she still fondly remem-

quently for visits.
"What he learned while
he was away he came back

Greene Publishing, Inc Photo by Tyrra Meserve, January 11, 2007
Elesta Pritchett next to a framed article in Southern
Living, which features a tribute to Ray Charles

"I don't remember ever
being sad," Elesta says look-
ing back on her younger
days, "I always loved to
A childhood friend of
Ray Charles, they played
along the streets of the
neighborhood in which she
grew up. A key player in the
Ray Charles dedication stat-
ue, Pritchett hopes to keep
his memory in Greenville
alive. Though Charles did
not attend public schools
here in Madison County go-
ing instead to the Saint Au-
gustine School for the Deaf
and Blind for most of his ed-
ucation, he did return fre-

and taught us," Pritchett re-
members, All the card
games I learned to play he
taught me."
It was in Greenville that
Pritchett received the first of
her schooling, beginning the
long pursuit of her educa-
tion. First graduating from
the Greenville Training Cen-
ter with two diplomas that
would eventually be just the
start of a collection, she then
went on to Suwannee River
Junior College, graduating
from there in 1963, then she
moved on to Florida A&M
University where in 1965 she
graduated with a B.S. in Ele-
mentary Education and
Reading, and in 1971 with a
Master's in Education. As if
that was not enough, Pritch-
ett did further studies at FSU
and attended numerous
workshops and seminars
throughout her teaching ca-
In May of 2003, Pritchett
retired from the Madison
County School system after
38 years of teaching. She was
awarded Teacher of the Year
from her school five different
times during her career, and
for 13 of those years served
as Curriculum Coordinator.
Taking time off only during
the final stages of her preg-
nancies, and once more for
surgery Pritchett was so ded-
icated to children and their
well being that she even con-
sidered adoption once.
"I went to Saint Peters-
burg to start the paperwork
over the summer vacation,"
Pritchett reminisces, "but
time was too short and we
couldn't get it finished before
school started up again. By
the time school was back in
session and I returned to all
the children I had been miss-
ing so greatly I got back into
full swing and knew that the
adoption would be too much.

As the year went on with the
students, the feeling started
to fade and I dedicated myself
to them, instead."
Having five children of
her own at home, it was not
as though her house was not
filled with growing minds of
their own. Bestowing upon
her own offspring the traits
that served her so well,
Pritchett was not only a
mother, but a role model that
did her best to instill the long-
ing for growth in every soul
she touched. One son, in the
quest to grow taller, would
leap to touch the upper door-
frame every time he passed
"He did so much for so
long, it left his fingerprints in
the wood above that Ijust nev-
er could find the heart to
paint over. They were still
there when I rented out the
house, I just painted around
them, so I could look up and
still see. He ended up being
the tallest of them all."
Teaching her children
and those of her community
to keep growing in both mind
and spirit was something
that Pritchett dedicated her-
self to wholeheartedly
"Lord, let them be adven-
turous," she used to pray
It looks as though the
Lord responded, blessing her

with grandchildren and
great grandchildren that ap-
pear to have not only her
sense of fortitude, but also
'her sense of purpose. Rang-
ing from a daughter in the
medical field to a grand
daughter studying Interna-
tional Relations and Diplo-
macy in Paris, France,
Pritchett's teachings had
spread far and wide.
Elesta Pritchett has
hardly a spare moment as
she involves herself in activi-
ties throughout the commu-
nity Currently serving her
third tenure as the Mayor of
Greenville, she is also a Town
Councilwoman, President of
Mission Ministry and a faith-
ful member of New Zion Mis-
sionary Baptist Church and
serves on a number of
boards and councils in and
around Greenville and Madi-
son County A hard woman to
catch up with, in her own
words, she has never been a
person who couldn't find
"No matter what the sit-V
uation," Pritchett enlightens,
"look for the positive."
Truer words, students of
the world would be hard-
pressed to find spoken.
Staff writer Tyrra B
Meserve can be reached at
tvrra@areeanepublishing com

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friends in the Town of Greenville.
We appreciate the warm welcome you've
given us and look forward to sharing an
even brighter future together.

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Madison County
Tax Collector

Frances and her husband, Rid
call Greenville their home!

Farmers & Merchants Bank

Full Service Banking, including Free Electronic
Banking, Personal and Commercial Loans,
Insurance, Investment and Wealth Management
Products and Mortgage Services

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,January 16, 2008

Madison County Carrier 11A


Nationally-Renowned Hospice Physician And Author

To Bring Message On Living Well To Tallahassee

Seminars to feature compassionate care and dying well initiatives

Dr. Ira Byock, a nationally-acclaimed author and
the physician credited with bringing palliative and
hospice care into mainstream medicine, will present
at a seminar on Monday, January 28,at 7 p.m. at the
Tallahassee Community College Center for Economic
& Workforce Development. The seminar, which is free
and open to the public, is sponsored by Tallahassee
Memorial HealthCare, Big Bend Hospice and Aging
with Dignity.
During his presentation, Dr. Byock will discuss
how to heal broken relationships by focusing on four
things that matter most: "Please forgive me. I forgive
you. Thank you. I love you". Dr. Byock will also recol-
lect on his decades of experience in working with pa-
tients and their families facing the end of life. Follow-
ing the presentation, Dr. Byock will be available for
book signing.
In addition to the Monday evening seminar, Dr. By-
ock will also present an end-of-life care lecture on Sun-
day, January 27, at the FSU College of Medicine at 6
p.m. This event is intended for health care profession-
als and medical students but is open to the public. In
addition, Dr. Byock will present at other professional

education conferences to physicians and colleagues of
Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare.
Moving beyond the medical aspect of care, Dr. By-
ock is working to change the way that end-of-life care

is approached Dy Improving tne quality of liee tor peo-
ple facing serious, complex illness versus treating
their direct ailment or illness. He shifts the attention
to matters of the heart, helping patients and their
families deal with important emotional and spiritual
issues that are relevant even before the end of life.

LA.Wak.-p CllAboutAneshesa

If you're like the aver-
age American about to un-
dergo surgery, you proba-
bly have many questions
swimming in your head,
but have you ever stopped
to think about the anesthe-
sia you will be receiving?
Anesthesia is an important
part of the surgical process
that -often gets overlooked
by the patient.
Below are some com-
mon myths and facts asso-
ciated with anesthesia:
Myth: Anesthesia is a
safe and simple procedure

with minimal side effects.
Fact: Put simply anes-
thesia is being free from
pain. Yet, the process of
anesthesia is more compli-
cated. For example, in addi-
tion to controlling pain, the
anesthesiologist is respon-
sible for controlling all of
the patient's vital life func-
tions during surgery
While great strides have
been made to improve pa-
tient safety all anesthetics
carry some risks.
Myth: Anesthesia
awareness is a common oc-

S Fact: Anesthesia
awareness affects between
20,000 and 40,000 of the ap-
proximately 21 million peo-
ple in the U.S. who receive
general anesthesia every
year. Although rare, it can
have a significant impact
on the mental health of
any patient who experi-
ences it.
Myth: Anesthesia
awareness is normal and
happens when you. have
been consciously sedated
and are sleepy but still
slightly awake. You can't
feel any pain.
Fact: Anesthesia
awareness, also referred to
as unintentional intraoper-
ative awareness, is a rare
but serious event that oc-
curs when a patient under
general anesthesia stays or
becomes conscious during
surgery but can't move or
talk because the paralytic
drugs are still in effect.
It does not occur dur-
ing conscious or intra-
venous (IV) sedation,
which is used to relax you
and make you feel sleepy
Through an IV, you receive
pain medication and a mild
Myth: Doctors are re-
quired to use LOC moni-
Fact: LOC monitors

are not yet a standard of
practice, but are becoming
more and more widespread
as professionals look to
fine-tune their monitoring
techniques and ensure
they are doing all they can
to optimize the patient out-
These are just a few
points about anesthesia,
but be sure to take the time
to ask your surgeon and
your anesthesiologist ques-
tions. You can also learn
more about anesthesia,
anesthesia awareness and
LOC monitoring at
w w w O R -
Live. comnAnesthesia

"I have learned from my patients and their fami-
lies a surprising truth about dying: that this stage of
life holds remarkable possibilities," said Dr. Byock.
"Despite the arduous nature of the experience, when
people are relatively comfortable and know that they
are not going to be abandoned, they frequently find
ways to strengthen bonds with people they love and to
create profound meaning in their final passage."
Dr. Byock is the author of two books, Dying Well
and The Four Things That Matter Most. Both books fo-
cus on his decades of experience in working with fam-
ilies facing the end of life and how to make it as mean-
ingful and precious as the beginning. He also helped
Tallahassee-based Aging With Dignity create the Five
Wishes advance directive, of which 10 million copies
have been distributed since its introduction in 1998.
Dr. Byock is a past president of the American
Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and was
director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's na-
tional grant program, Promoting Excellence in End-
of-Life Care. Currently, he is Chair of Palliative Medi-
cine at Dartmouth Medical School in Lebanon, NH.

Suwannee Valley

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announce that

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has joined our staff,.
She looks forward
to serving her past
as well as new
patients at this
Please call (386)
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Board Certified Family Physician
You may save $ on your prescriptions
from us, when filled at Jackson's Drugs

Please call 850-948-2840
for more information
Tri-County Family Health Care
193 NW US 221 Greenville, FL 32331
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12A* Madison County Carrier Wednesday,January 16, 2008

Stop foreclosure!
Keep your home, keep your
credit good, call for free

Learn to play piano or
bass guitar by ear!!
Call to schedule
private lessons and
pricing Information
(850) 973-4622.
Leave message. Will
return call during
evening hours.

Licensed # 3528779
At Monticello Hairlines
Facials, Microderm, Waxing, Peels
App. Only 850-997-0608 or
We can help you
get a loan quickly, easily,
Call 850-673-9102
I build sheds, decks,
exterior carpentry work,
window and
door replacement.
Call Bob: 850-242-9342

AU691-Col.Ron Cox

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


2000 KW T-300 w/Cummins ISC
motor, super 10 transmission,
GVW 33,000 and 24ft box. 72"
Benz sleeper, 2 new steers and very
good drives. Tilt steering, cruise,
XM/CD radio. $15,000 Call 971-

FOR SALE: 2br/lbth HOME
Completely Remodeled.
Great Neighbors.
In city limits of Madison
$85,000 Firm

MOVING SALE everything
must sale, good items, tools, house-
old items and gardening tools.
946 NE Old Blue Spring Road
850-728-9120 or 850-971-5025.

JANUARY 24, 2008
CALL MARY, 673-7814

25 lbs. of
Clean Newspapers
just $2 a bundle

Wanted Farm land for long term
(5+years) lease to grow perennial
native warm season grasses for
seed and hay. Excellent food and
cover for doves, quail and deer.
Contact Joe Reams, III
Need 10-20 chickens.
Maybe a rooster or two
also guineas and peafowls.

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

Greenville Pointe


1, 2 & 3 BR HC & non-HC acces-
sible apts. Rental assistance may be
available. HUD vouchers accepted.
Call 850-948-3036. TDD/TTY
711. 192 NW Greenville Pointe
rci Greenville, FL 32331. Uqual
_Housing Opportunity

olouthem irn llas of

C~adison apartments

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-
1 B/R APT. $425.00/MO
PH.: 850-973-4606/800-785-7433

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

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 I-10,
via SR 53 & SR 14. Will build to
suit tenant.
Call Tommy Greene

3 BR/2 BA Doublewide
Factory Direct
Prestige Home Center

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

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


3 BR/2 BA Doublewide
Factory Direct
Prestige Home Center

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


Publishing, Inc.
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


Publishing, Inc,

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.
Florida Department of Transporta-
tion has a vacancy in Taylor Coun-
ty for the following position:
Position Number: 55004474
Broadband Title: Truck Drivers,
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer
Working Title: Senior Heav.y
Equipment Operator
Closing Date: 01/22/08
Contact Person: Summer Hayden
or Theresa Kuhn at (850) 838-5800
For more information concerning
job desciptions requirements and to
apply online, go to
You may also call 1-877-562-7287.
If you need an accommodation be-
cause of disability in order to par-
ticipate in the application/ selection
process, please notify the contact
person in advance. We hire only
U.S. citizens and lawfully autho-
rized alien workers. For applica-
tions claiming Veterans Preference,
please fax your DD 214 to People
First at (904) 636-2627. The De-
partment of Transportation is an
Equal Employment Opportunity,
Affirmative Action, Drug Free
Workplace employer.

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.
Extensive small repairs on a
house. Some Experience Re-
quired. Call Steve 464-2500 or
Are you seeking the perfect part
time job and earn good income,
Rapid Part Store offer you the gold-
en opportunity to work as their rep-
resentative. The Job offers you the
chance to earn good extra income
while you keep your old Job. No
special qualification is required ex-
cept the basic knowledge of com-
puter....... .For further details only
serious applicants send an email to
the HR dept on
The Aucilla Area Solid Waste Fa-
cility is accepting applications for a
Landfill Spotter. Duties include
spotting loads of garbage when em-
pited and some occasional equip-
ment operation. Applications can
be picked up at the Landfill office
between the hours of 8:00 am and
4:00 pm. Monday thru Friday.
Aucilla Area Solid Waste Facility
is an equal opportunity employer
and a Drug Free Worklace.
For Active
Real Estate Office


Convenience Store is seeking
highly motivated, enthusiastic
professionals for Madison and
Greenville areas.

Full & Part time positions avali-

Must have experience

Offering competitive salary,
Bonus, weekly pay, Holidays,
paid vacation & 401K plan.

e-mail resume to
District Supervisor, Charles at


Suwannee River Regional Library
is currently seeking applicants for
the position of regular part-time Li-
brary Aide II at the Greenville Pub-
lic Library. The applicant will work
approximately 8 hours per week
regularly and also be used as a sub-
stitute during other days of the
week when needed. Minimum
qualifications include graduation
from a standard high school, ability
to type and experience with Inter-
net and computer software. Library
experience is,desired. Salary is
$6.80 to $10.24 per hour depending
on qualifications and experience.
Interested applicants may obtain an
application at the Greenville, Lee
or Madison Public Libraries, or at
the Suwannee County Administra-
tive Services Department, 224 Pine
Ave., Live Oak, FL 32064,.tele-
phone (386) 362-6869. Applicants
are encouraged to submit resumes,
letters of reference and other bio-
graphical information with their ap-
plications. All applications must be
returned to the Administrative Ser-
vices Department in Live Oak. Po-
sition will remain open until filled.
The Suwannee County Board of
County Commissioners is an equal
employment opportunity employer
that does not discriminate against
any qualified employee or appli-
cant because of race, color, nation-
al origin, sex, including pregnancy,
age, disability, or marital status.
Spanish speaking individuals are
encouraged to apply. All applicants
subject to a pre-employment physi-
cal. "Successful, completion of a
drug test is a condition of employ-
ment." EEO/AA/V/D.

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Madison County Carrier Wednesday, January 16, 2008 13A


Under the authority of the Self-Service Facility Act, Section 83.805, the following
Property has been seized for nonpayment of rent:
Mandisa Dunbar Unit 11- Household items
Diane Fead Unit 12 Household items
Patricia McBride Unit 34 Household items
Chelsea White Unit 35 Household items
The property will be sold at a public sale on Saturday, January 26, 2008, at 9:00 a.m.
at the McWilliams Realty Mini-Storage, Hwy. 14 South. For further information,
call 850-973-8614.
01/09. 01/11. 1/16. 1/18



CASE NO.; 2008-03-CA

MARVIN MORRIS, deceased and his
DANIEL MORRIS and any unknown
spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, and all other parties claiming
by, through, under, or against him and
all unknown natural persons if alive,
and if dead or not known to be dead or
alive, their several and respective
unknown assigns, successors in interest,
trustees, or any other persons claiming
by, through, under, or against any
corporation or other legal entity named
as defendant; and all claimants,
persons, or parties, natural or
corporate, or whose exact legal status is
unknown, claiming under any of the
above named or described defendants
or parties or claiming to have any
rights, title in or to the land hereafter

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose an Agreement for Deed
on the following described property located-in Madison County, Florida: Lot 42,
TWIN RIVER OAKS, a subdivision per plat thereof filed at Plat Book 1, Page "T" of
the Public Records of Madison County, Florida. TOGETHER WITH Doublewide
mobile home (Country) and contents located thereon has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on CARY A.
HARDEE, H, the plaintiffs' attorney, whose address is 170 S.W. Pinckney Street/Post
Office Drawer 450, Madison, Florida 32341 on or before FEBRUARY 11, 2008, and
file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on the Plaintiff's at-
torney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for
the relief demand in the complaint.

DATED on January 2,2008.

TIM SANDERS, Clerk of Circuit Court

SBy: Cnhrsty K. Wilson, Ueputy ClerK
01/9.0o/ 16.01/24.01/30-

CASE NO. 2007CA0003860001XX
OLD BLUESPRINGS, LLC, a Florida imitetd
Liability Company

and other unknown parties in possession, including the
unknown spouse f any person in possession of the
property, and if a named Defendant is deceased, the
surviving spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees; creditors,
and all other parties claiming by, through, under or
against that Defendant and all claimants, persons or
parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal
status is unknown, claiming under any of the named or
described Defendants,

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Default Final Judgment
of Foreclosure dated January 10, 2008, in the above referenced case in which OLD
tenants; and other unknown parties in possession, including the unknown spouse of
any person in possession of the property, and if a named Defendant is deceased, the
surviving spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and all other parties claiming by,
through, under or against that Defendant; and all claimants, persons or parties, nat-
ural or corporate, or whose exact legal status is unknown, claiming under any of the
named or described Defendants, are Defendants, I, TIM SANDERS, Clerk of the
Court, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Madison County Court-
house in Madison, Florida, as the Clerk of the Court may designate at the time of sale,
at 11:00 o'clock A.M. (or as soon thereafter as Plaintiffs counsel may direct provided
that said sale must be commenced prior to 2:00 o'clock P.M.), on the 13th day of Feb-
ruary, 2008, the following described property set forth in the Default Final Judgment
of Foreclosure:
Lot 2, Block B of River Trace, a subdivision as per the plat thereof filed at
Plat Book 2, Pages 28through 30, of'the Public Records of Madison
County, Florida. ,,
Any and all bidders, parties or other interested persons shall contact the
information desk of the Clerk of the Court prior to the scheduled foreclosure sale who
will advise of the exact location in the Madison County Courthouse for the foreclosure
[NOTE: 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 impaired,
please call: 1-800-955-8771.]
WITNESS my hand and the official seal of said Court, this 11th day of January, 2008
at Madison, Madison County, Florida.
320 White Avenue
Post Office Box 1288
Live Oak, Florida 32064
Telephone: (386) 364-4440
Telecopier: (386) 364-4508
Attorney for Plaintiff

In Re: The Estate of
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the administration of the estate of DAN-
NITTE H. MAYS, III, deceased, is pending in the Circuit Court in and for Madison
County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is the Madison County Cour-
thouse, Post Office Box 237, Madison, Florida 32340. The name and addresses of the
Personal Representative and the Personal Representative's attorney are set forth be-
All persons having claims or demands against the estate are required, WITHIN
TION OF THIS NOTICE to file with the clerk of the above styled court a written
statement of any claim or demand they may have. Each claim must be in writing and
must indicate the basis for the claim, the name and address of the creditor or his
agent or attorney, and the amount claimed. If the claim is not yet due, the date
when it will become due.shall be stated. If the claim is contingent or unliquidated, the
nature of the uncertainty shall be stated. If the claim is secured, the security shall be
described. The claimant shall deliver sufficient copies of the claim to the clerk to en-
able the clerk to mail one (1) copy to each personal representative.
All persons interested in the estate to whom a copy of this Notice of Administra-
tion has been mailed are required, WITHIN THREE CALENDAR MONTHS FROM
tions they may have that challenges the validity of the decedent's will, the qualifica-
tions of the personal representatives, or the venue or jurisdiction of the Court.
Date of the first publication of this Notice of Administration: January 16. 2008.
Post Office Drawer 450 5192 SW Moseley Hall Road
Madison, Florida 32341 Greenville, Florida 32331
Telephone: (850) 973-4007
Facsimile: (850) 973-8495
Florida Bar Number 133856
Attorney for the Personal Representative

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the county according to the preferences and guidance of
its residents.
"The bottom line is that we need to ensure that the
residents of Madison County come first in this
process," Madison County Community Bank President
Ed Meggs pointed out. All Council members agreed.
"Fortunately we can build on the work we've done be-
fore and also utilize some organizing tools that are of-
fered with the visioning process tied to the Comprehen-
sive Plan. Then when we meet with the residents, we
can get the very most out of the time and discussion,"
County Planner Jeanne Bass added.
To facilitate these goals, a public meeting will be
held on February 19 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the
Madison County High School cafeteria. All residents of
Madison County are strongly urged to attend. The

WRECK cont from page 1A
merge lane and came to a final rest, facing west.
Scarlett could not be questioned about the details of
the crash. He died from injuries sustained in the crash
on Saturday, January 12.
The wreck occurred at approximately 7:10 a.m.
FHP Trooper Mark Urschler was the investigating
According to the FHP, the second wreck occurred on
Friday afternoon, at approximately 4:10 p.m.
The FHP reported that Danielle Alicia Smith, 19, of
Middleburg, was traveling eastbound on 1-10 in the in-
side lane.
A severe thunderstorm with heavy rain was the area
and the tires of Smith's 2006 Ford SUV struck standing
water on the roadway, causing the vehicle to hydroplane.
Smith veered onto the left grass shoulder and rotated in
a counterclockwise direction, beginning to travel side-
Smith lost control of the SUV and entered into a
wooded area, where the vehicle overturned onto the
right side and struck a tree with its top.
The vehicle rotated clockwise around the tree and
came to a final rest on its wheels pointing to the east.
Smith received critical injuries and was transported
to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital by EMS:
The Madison County Sheriff's Office, Madison Fire and
Rescue, the Greenville Volunteer Fire Department and
the Florida Department of Transportation assisted FHP
troopers on the scene.
Smith died of injuries she received in the crash on
Saturday, January 12, at 2:18 p.m. at Tallahasee Memori-
al Hospital.
FHP Trooper Berry Crews was the investigating of-
ficer. FHP Cpl. Patricia Shaw was the homicide investi-

cont from page 1A RAIN

views and opinions regarding a wide range of issues
that make up the day-to-day life of residents throughout
the county are not only welcome but also eagerly antic-
Taking individual ownership of group decisions can
be a daunting task when one is dealing with only a
handful of participants, much less when organizing
strategies for an entire county But that is, in fact, ex-
actly what the Council is striving to achieve. And al-
though not everyone may agree on every issue, the goal
is that everyone desiring to be heard will be and leave
knowing that community comes first.
Additional actions of the January 8 meeting includ-
ed election of 2008 officers, with Cheryl Archambault
remaining as President, Allen Cherry as Secretary and
Gene Stokes as Treasurer. There was also discussion re-
garding the most effective way to organize the Enter-
prise Zones and establish new methods and facilitators
for recruiting commerce to Madison County.
Staff writer Michael Curtis can be reached by email

P & Z cont from page 1A
The next item for consideration was an Amendment
to the Comprehensive Plan to add a Public School Facili-
ty Element. The item was tabled. Washington and fellow
Board members agreed that the lengthy and complex lan-
guage of the proposal, especially as a Public Hearing
item, needed to be reviewed further and summarized ac-
"We do this professionally and it's a challenge to read.
We have to ensure residents have a chance to fully under-
stand what's being requested," Washington noted.
The final new item was a request to amend the Land
Development Code to divide the Rural Development cate-
gory into Rural Development-1 (RD-1) and Rural Develop-
ment-2 (RD2) land use. The Purpose and Intent as well as
the Allowable Uses under the categories are set up to cov-
er a broad range of applications: Among the objectives of
these divisions is to prevent unintended residential de-
velopment in close proximity to certain industrial and
commercial properties. The Amendment will establish a
foundation for those guidelines and eliminate much of
the special exception requests that currently arise.
In conjunction with County Planner Jeanne Bass,
who is responsible for the day-today activities of Plan-
ning and Zoning, it is apparent that the Board shares sev-
eral common goals in their practice. Growth requires a
high degree of planning and execution to ensure it devel-
ops properly but it also requires that the residents it
serves have full and easy access along the way.
Staff writer Michel Curtis can be reached at

cont from page 1A

in front of a 2003 Honda SUV, driven by Rodney
Owen Heffern, 56.
Heffern's Honda struck Walker's Mustang in
the right front-quarter panel.
Walker lost control of the car and ran off the
roadway, striking a utility pole, where the car
came to a final rest. Sometime during the crash,
the right rear corner of the Mustang was damaged.
The force of the impact caused Heffern's SUV
to come to rest northbound in the southbound
lanes of Meeting Avenue, north of the intersection
of Base Street.
Both drivers were transported to the local hos-
pital by Madison County EMS, where they were
treated for their injuries.
Each vehicle sustained $3,500 in damages.
Sgt. Nathan Curtis was the investigating offi-
Other accidents reported by the MPD included:
At 4:54 p.m., Albert 0. Cherry, 19, was driving a
1997 Plymouth westbound on Base Street, when he
observed a 2003 Chevrolet, driven by Deborah
Hicks Turner, 41, in front of him.
Turner braked, then slowed. Cherry's car hit
Turner in the rear.
Cherry was transported to the local hospital by
EMS and treated for injuries.
Turner drove to the hospital under her own
power where she was treated for injuries.
Sgt. Nathan Curtis was the investigating offi-
In a third accident at approximately 7:05 p.m.,
Benjamin F Mabry, 0, was traveling west on Rut-
ledge Street in a 2004 Nissan, while Leola Joseph
was traveling south on Shelby Street in a 1997
Mabry, who was stopped .at a stop sign, entered
the intersection, striking Josep hs-vehicle.
Mabry said that he could not see Joseph's vehi-
cle because of the vast amount of rain:-.
Body damage to both vehicles was estimated at
$3,000 each.
According to Officer Tiffany Travis, the crash
investigator, neither driver had any visible in-
juries, however Joseph complained of neck pain.
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