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Place of Publication: Madison Fla
Publication Date: January 30, 2008
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THE SPIRIT OF M,


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Regional Council Plans And



Promotes Future Florida


By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The North Central Florida Re-
gional Planning Council is com-
posed of specialized staff, elected
local and county officials, and gov-
ernment appointments from 11 ad-
joining counties, including Madi-
son. The area contains 33 incorpo-
rated municipalities, although the
Alachua/Gainesville portion ac-
counts for half the population of
the region.
Board and committee execu-
tives consist of member represen-
tatives from these counties, where
Madison County has the honor of
having County Commissioner Roy
Ellis serve as Chairman of the Ex-
ecutive Board. In addition, Myra
Valentine, representing the City of
Madison, serves as Secretary-Trea-
surer.
To appreciate the level of con-
tribution and scope of influence be-


ureene. ruullsiiiny, Inc. rir oDy
Michael Curtis, January 28, 2008
Chairman Roy Ellis (right) and
Executive Director Scott Koons are
pleased to serve the residents of the
11 counties that comprise the North
Central Florida Regional Planning
Council.


tween the council and its member
counties, an understanding of the
council's role in state governmen-
tal oversight is necessary The
Florida Department of Community
Affairs, through governance pro-
vided by its Division of Communi-
ty Planning, oversees and executes
The Local Government Comprehen-
sive Planning And Land Develop-
ment Regulation Act, which was
adopted in 1985.
Also known as Florida's
Growth Management Act, it re-
quires all of Florida's 67 counties
and 410 municipalities to adopt Lo-
cal Government Comprehensive
Plans that guide future growth and
development. An overall State
Comprehensive Plan was launched
with the original legislation, which
also created the Regional Planning
Councils. These councils were em-
powered to prepare and adopt Re
Please see REGIONAL, Page 16A


Fire Claims Two Units And Closes Building


ureene ruullslngI, inc. riotuwy IvllunaW bunrls, January o, 'uuo
The sun is shining through the destroyed roof of the apartments in
Building E of Madison Heights Apartments that burned on January 26.


By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Two apartments were de-
stroyed and all residents of Build-
ing E in the Madison Heights
Apartments were forced to evacu-
ate to alternative accommodations
until investigations are conducted
and utilities can be restored. The
initial alarm went out at 11:13 a.m.
on January 26.
"The electricity and gas for the
building came in through the two
upstairs units that were destroyed,
so all residents of the building


were forced to'leave until the utili-
ties can be safely restored," Madi-.
son City Fire Inspector, Archie
Strickland, stated.
Firefighting units from Cherry
Lake and Lee joined Madison in
combating the blaze, which is still
under investigation. "The volun-
teer firefighters of Cherry Lake
and Lee are absolutely the best
around and play a key role in tack-
ling fires around the county," Chief
Alfred Martin noted.
Investigators from the State
Please see FIRE, Page 16A


JAKES Annual Event Set For February 2


By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing,
Inc.
The JAKES divi-
sion of the National
Wild Turkey Federa-
tion (NWTF) is hold-
ing its very popular
annual get-together on
February 2 at the
home of Wally and
Vonnie Davis. JAKES
stands for Juniors Ac-
quiring Knowledge,
Ethics and Sports-
maiship. The pro-
gram is designed "to
give kids the chance
to explore their out-
door world through
hundreds of fun
events held across
North America. Dur-
ing these events,


JAKES members get
to learn cool skills
that they can take to
the field to stay safe
and have fun."
Local NWTF mem-
ber and state execu-
tive, Wally Davis, is
hosting the event,
which will include
demonstrations, food
and fun for everyone.
"If you are 17 years
old or younger and
you like hunting,
fishing, hiking,
camping or just be-
ing outside with
your family, JAKES
is the program for
you."
There is no
charge for the event
and lunch will be


provided. Solo
Archery of Valdosta,
Ga. will be giving an
awesome demonstra-
tion. There will be BB
guns, rifles and shot-
guns available for tar-
get practice, including
clay pigeons, also at
no charge.
Please see JAKES,
Page 16A


Candidacy Announcement

Christopher L. Craun

For Circuit CourtJudge
Christopher L. Craun,
an attorney based in Lake
City, Florida, announced to-
day his candidacy for the po-
sition of Circuit Court
Judge, Group four currently
held by the retiring circuit
judge, the Honorable John
W Peach.
Chris Craun will bring
compassion and fairness to
the bench. He firmly be-
lieves court cases are more
than files and words on pa-
per, and that they are about real people's lives. Legal is-
sues are important to each person who is required to
resolve issues in court, and most judicial decisions
will affect individuals in the community for many
years to come. Chris Craun understands that in these
difficult situations, it is important to always treat both
parties with respect, dignity, and fairness. He firmly
believes that you should consider both sides carefully
and make decisions based on fairness, compassion and
understanding.
Brief Bio
Chris Craun was born to Charles "Chuck" and
Barbara Wheeler Craun September 6, 1963. Chuck, a
Jacksonville native, met Barbara when sh6 came to,
Jacksonville for a Gospel Meeting at Springfield
Church of Christ. His paternal grandfather was a steel
worker in Jacksonville for US Steel, and his maternal
grandfather was a "railroad man" in Bremen, Georgia.
Chris Craun was raised in Marietta, Georgia,
where he attended high school at George Walton High.
His parents had always encouraged him to pursue his
education and to not attend college was not an option.
Working his way through school, Chris Craun was the
first member of his family to continue his education
beyond College and only the 4th member, atthe time,
of his entire extended family to receive acollege de-
gree.
He attended David Lipscomb College in Nashville,
Tennessee, and graduated in 985. While at Lipscomb,
Chris Craun was a member of various student organi-
zations, a member of a National History Society and a
Charter Member of a pre-law chapter of a national le-
gal fraternity.
Chris Craun attended the University of Alabama
at Birmingham where he received his Masters in Pub-
lic Health in 1989 and shortly after he graduated with
his law degree from Samford University, Cumberland
School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama, in May 1990.
While in law school, he was the Senior Class represen-
tative to the Student Bar association and the recording
secretary for a national law fraternity.
After law school, he began his legal career as an as-
sistant state attorney with the State Attorney's Office
in Live Oak, Florida, prosecuting in Suwannee,
Lafayette, Hamilton, and Madison Counties.
After the State Attorney's office, Chris Craun
briefly worked with a law firm in Jacksonville, Flori-
da.
He considered the third circuit his home and
missed his friends and colleagues. In 1993, after less
than a year in Jacksonville, he returned to the circuit,
and opened a law practice. He has represented resi-
dents in every county in the Circuit and all over the
State of Florida.
Chris Craun has taught the positive divorce reso-
lution parenting course at Lake City Community Col-
lege since the mid-nineties and, in the past, has taught
criminal law at North Florida Community College in
Madison, Florida.
Chris Craun is the past president of the Columbia
County Bar Association and has served on committees
for the Florida Bar Association. He has served on the
school advisory committee for Summers Elementary
School, and has served on the school board advisory:
committees for Suwannee and Lafayette Counties. He
has been a teen court judge, soccer coach, lecturer, but
is most proud of being a dad.
Chris Craun resides in Lake City with his wife,
Michelle who is a Functional Family Therapist, with
the Associated Marine Institute, providing therapy for
Please see CRAUN, Page 16A


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Naomi And


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


1 Believe Half Of What You See

I kdpt f 11And None Of What You Hear
'Su N V D When it comes to election time it's interesting to
Ssee all the pure baloney that issues forth and not just
|Ij from our politicians. The recent letter about Barack
Obama is a prime example.
j| 'RMII W e^1eene)1 Vfaith without any proof except the twisted logic of a
I fi conspiracy buff who sees a terrorist behind every tree
F bru2 (sometimes when there aren't even any trees) are typi-
i cal of the season. And the last paragraph can most
Charitably be described as completely false. Obama
ars0 l never used a Koran in his swearing-in ceremonies. He
I used a Bible. Only one legislator ever used a Koran,
and it was Keith Ellison of the Minnesota Fifth Con-
I gressional District. In fact, the Koran Ellison
N used was one that had belonged to Thomas Jefferson.
As an added note, all members of the U.S. House of
Representatives officially swear in en masse without
Sthe use of any religious text.
SAnd if you want to see Obama pledging allegiance,
there's a video on YouTube at 1
I http://www.voutube.conm/watch?v=iC9veEouqqQ of an v
opening of the Illinois Senate led by Obama hand
over heart and all. s
S Unfortunately the stupid season is just beginning.
E-mails and rumors based on political biases, unwill-
ingness to check facts or just plain stupidity will make s
the rounds. I'm sure we'll be hearing lots of distor- s
tions, half-truths and outright lies from the politicians, i
the media and the public before all is said and done.
Kenneth C. Wilson o

Senseless Tragedies

Must Stop
Dear Editor:
Over te last two weeks, news has, reportedAthe
tragedy of theviolent deaths of four young children, a
grieving mother whose life is changed forever and a
father who has confessed to the murder of his chil- c
dren :by throwing them over the Dauphin Island
Bridge. This senseless tragedy is hard for most people t
to process. As more details unfold through the crimi- t
nal' trial, process, we' will learn many factors con-
tributingto this despicable act of rage.
What can we learn from this horrific act of vio-:
lence and-rage? c
1. Think about improving personal relationships, s
whether it is with a spouse, parent, child, coworker or
friend. I
2. Learn to appropriately deal with anger because
inappropriate anger turns to rage.
1 3. Do not allow drug and alcohol abusers in your
home. Children are at risk from abusers whose be-
havior is unpredictable.
f 4. Carefully consider the responsibility of parent-
ing because the responsibility changes priorities in
L life and requires much time and effort to meet needs of
children.
SLOO 5. Parents must convey love and value to children.
0 oou! 0 Take time to hold your children tightly and tell them
how much you love them and that you would never in-
tentionally harm them.
Pop, 4 May we learn from this tragedy to value and nur-
ture family relationships, especially our children. If
A myou need help improving relationships, please talk to
d ~ iou FR UI trusted friends or counselors.
r~i '1 e s ~Sincerely yours,
sil & I f l f VSusan McConnell, author and counselor


The Segos

To Perform At

Bible Deliverence

Church


Naomi and The Segos will be in concert at Bible
Deliverance Church in Madison on Friday, February
L, at 7 p.m. Admission is free, however a love offering
will be received during the concert. Bible Deliver-
ance Church is located on South Range Ave. in Madi-
son, across from the cotton gin.
What began in the early 1950's is still going
strong today! Naomi and the Segos have been
singing over 50 years and has the richest history in
southern gospel music. The Sego Brothers and Nao-
ni, which began in the early 1950's was the first
group in gospel music to sell over one million copies
)f the song "Sorry, I Never Knew You." Down
throughh the years, Naomi has recorded many signa-
:ure songs such as "This Is Just What Heaven Means
To Me," "Satisfied With Me," "Silver And Gold,"
'Until Then," "Hallelujah Square" and countless
others.
Naomi is considered to be one of the first five
adies of gospel music. In the early years of gospel
nusic, it was not common.to have a female vocalist
n a gospetiquartef, t' lstartd wita siimember
in the line-up of the Sego Brothers. James, who was
Naomi's husband, called on Naomi to fill the vacan-
cy in the line-up for the television broadcast. As one
would say, "the rest is history" The quartet changed
:heir name to The Sego Brothers and Naomi. After
:he passing of her husband, the group changed their
name to Naomi and the Segos.
Still today, Naomi and the Segos travel 200 plus
plates per year, proclaiming the gospel across the
country. Naomi recently celebrated another mile-
stone with the recording of her 75th project.
For more information or to reserve seating,
please call (850) 973-4622 or (850) 464-0114.


973-


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Elmer Spear


Founder of Elmer's Genealogy Library;
Originally from Saint Mary's, Ohio;
moved to Madison 15 years ago
Grew up in a family with seven children.
Met wife, June, here in Madison.
Three children, 11 grandchildren
Quote: "I'm having a ball being a Grandpa."


Wandering
With The Publisher
Mary Ellen Greene
C columnist


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Lee Day Committee

Kicks Into High Gear
I hope that everyone enjoyed the weekend.
The Lee Day Committee is kicking into high gear.
The group meets each Thursday night at 7 p.m. at Lee
Town Hall. They would appreciate your input.
Lee Worship Center will host its open microphone
sing and covered dish dinner this Friday evening, be-
ginning at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. For
more information, call 971-4135.
My brother, Danny Bembry, will turn 40 years old
on Friday, February 1. My brother is a special young
man who doesn't get a lot of the attention or recogni-
tion that he deserves. He has a great singing voice and
a humble spirit. He had to pick up a lot of slack when
Daddy fell and broke his hip in October. He has done a
great job and I applaud him for it.
Dorothy Knitter is happy that she got to go visit her
new granddaughter, Yasmin Chavez, recently
Jonathan Hager, Kevin Gattna, Mitch Putnal and
Barbara Taylor will celebrate their birthdays on Satur-
day, February 2.
Jack Flowers celebrates his birthday on Monday,
February 4.
Shirley Horn, Pat Warren and Tulley King all cele-
brate their birthdays on Tuesday, February 5.
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!






The Madison Group, LLP vs. Jean Aubanel Joseph,
et al mortgage foreclosure
Name omitted vs. Bayonta Poole Sexual violence
injunction
Deutsche Bank Trust Company vs. Dr. James B.
-Brown, Jr. mortgage foreclosure
John E. Stein and DOR vs. Ang6la M. Stein UFISA
Alison Milek and DOR vs. Felix Cortes UFISA
Mary C. Ulrich and DOR vs. Christopher W Davis -
UFISA
An'deirde S. Choice vs. Maria L. Dulay, M.D. d.b.a.
Madison Family Clinic and District Board of Trustees
of NFCC other domestic
Arthur Glen Smith vs. Charles and Mary Houston -
mortgage foreclosure
Arthur Glen Smith vs. Eliza Hawes and Tawasha
Hawkins:- mortgage foreclosure
Arthur Glen Smith vs. Michael W Tyre and Donna
L. Tyre mortgage foreclosure
Florida D. Smith vs. Norman and Deneen Barfield -
mortgage foreclosure
Thomas Earl Davis, III vs. Dana Renee Davis sim-
ple dissolution




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FISA


A little over six
years ago, Ameri-
ca suffered its
worst attack in
our nation's histo-
ry when 19 Islamic'
jihadists hijacked
four airliners and
flew them into
buildings in New
York and Washing-
ton, killing a little
more than 3,000 of our citi-
zens. Since that fateful day,
America hasn't been at-
tacked. Why is that?
To be sure, there have
been attempts shoe
bombers; the Lincoln Tun-
Snel; fuel pipelines running
through Brooklyn to JFK -
but the attempts have all
been thwarted in their plan-
.ning phase. In the mean-
time, major attacks in
Madrid, the London Subway,
Bali, and India have resulted
in the slaughter of hun-
dreds.
'Why has America been
spared another major ter-
rorist attack? The answer is
intelligence that shadowy
business of discovering and
thwarting the enemy's plans
before they can be executed.
This is the most important
aspect of the war against
the al-Qaeda jihadists. By
discovering their plans, we
can take the war to them on
their ground rather than
ours. Intelligence makes
our war fighters military
and law enforcement all
the more effective.
Having established the
importance of intelligence,
the two most important as-
pects of our ability to know
the enemy's plans since the
9/11 attack are the ability to
monitor al-Qaeda's transfer
of money and their commu-
nications phone calls and
e-mail messages.
This latter aspect our
ability to track their com-
munications is the object
of the Foreign Intelligence
Surveillance Act or FISA.


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Enacted in the late
1970s, partially as a reaction
to the Watergate Scandal,
FISA required a judicial
court order to tap certain
communications.
Of course, that was be-
fore the Internet and cell
phone. Last year, the Con-
gress tried to cobble togeth-
er an outdated law with re-
spect to modern communi-
cations. When they couldn't
get the job done, they ex-
tended the law for six
months, which is set to ex-
pire next week. Rather than
working on their differ-
ences, the Congress went
about other business until
the last few days. Now, they
are engaged in another last
minute scramble to reautho-
rize FISA.
There seems to be two
major hurdles to overcome.
First is a terrorist-to-terror-
ist phone call that goes
through a U.S. phone switch.
Second is the ability to sue a
telecommunications compa-
ny for wrongfully monitor-
ing a phone call. Let's exam-
ine both.
In the first case, we need
to move nimbly to capture a
fleeting phone call and we
don't want to see our very
sensitive intelligence
sources subject to court-
room scrutiny
Both could prove disas-
trous and put the lives of
our soldiers and marines at
risk. This happened early
last year when three of our
soldiers were kidnapped by
terrorists south of Baghdad.
It took nine hours for the
court to approve intercept of


the enemy's com-
munications.
When we fi-
nally found our
missing soldiers,
they were dead.
So much for
politicians who
claim to "support
the troops."
In the sec-
ond case of litiga-
tion, this seems to be a fa-
vorite ploy for Democrats in
favor of their traditional
ally trial lawyers pass no
legislation without a clause
which can lead to lucrative
lawsuits. If a wrong num-
ber is accidentally added to
the watch list, this can lead
to a "big bucks" lawsuit.
The fact is that.we can't
accomplish this type of sur-
veillance without the coop-
eration of the telecommuni-
cations industry and they
aren't going to play unless
they are protected from law-
suits. I have some experi-
ence with this. The Air
Force found it couldn't prop-
erly investigate aircraft acci-
dents without the assistance
of the companies that built
the plane and its engines, so
that information was privi-
leged from investigators
that had to subsequently lay
blame.
Congress needs to get
off the dime and pass a
modern FISA that pro-
tects the American peo-
ple and acknowledges the
assistance of the indus-
try whose help we vitally
need.
Most importantly, we
need to give our intelli-
gence experts the tools
necessary to fight our ter-
rorist enemies effectively.
We don't need anoth-
er fumbling bureaucracy
that led to the disaster of
9/11: Above all, a nation-
al security issue such as
this should not be the
subject of a political food
fight.


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LOCAL & REGIONAL CRIME BLOTTER


Deputy Arrests Plant Thief
FRAN HUNT
Jefferson County Journal
A routine patrol Wednesday, Jan. 23, resulted in a
Deputy catching a thief who was selling plants stolen from
a local nursery
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office reported that,
during the early morning hours, Deputy Chris ades spot-
ted a pickup truck with the hood up, parked along side the
edge of US-90, west of Monticello, while on routine patrol.
Eades stopped to investigate and found a man, identi-
fied as James "Pappa" Seabrooks, 54, of 575 N. Hagan St.,
standing in front of the truck.
When Eades approached him, Seabrooks reportedly
told him that the vehicle had run hot and another man
traveling with him had gone to a pond located at a nursery
nearby to get some water for the radiator.
Eades looked around and saw fresh potting soil in the
bed of the truck. He then walked onto the nursery proper-
ty to find the other man, but could not locate anyone.
Eades did discover two sets of fresh footprints on the
ground. The sets were different, indicating that two people
had come on to the nursery property He returned to the
truck and examined Seabrooks' shoes. He found that one
set of the shoeprints matched Seabrooks.
He investigated further and found that Seabrooks and
the other man had removed the nursery plants earlier in
the evening and then sold them. They had returned to the
nursery for another load and that is when Eades found
them.
Eades tracked down the plants that Seabrooks had pre-
viously sold and recovered them.
Seabrooks was transported to the County Jail and
booked for the theft of the plants. He was placed under a
$3,000 bond and he remained at the County Jail as of Mon-
day, Jan. 28.
The second man has been identified and warrants have
been issued for his arrest.
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Woman Arrested


For Battery
A Madison woman was arrested for battery on Fri-
day evening, January 25.
According to a Madison Police Department report,
Reserve Patrolman Ben Mabry was dispatched to Madi-
son Inn Motel Apartments in reference to a physical al-
tercation. Upon Mabry's arrival, the victim told him
Minnie Ruth Walters had hit him in the mouth with a
telephone and that he wanted to press charges.
In interviewing Walters, she reported to Mabry that
Jackson had fallen down and hit his face on the parking
lot floor.
Both parties admitted that they had been arguing.
Jackson was bleeding from the mouth and Walters
was arrested for battery.

Man Arrested For Battery


A Madison man was arrested for battery on a law en-
forcement officer and resisting arrest without violence on
Thursday, January 24.
According to a report filed by the Madison Police De-
partment, Sgt. Ben Ebberson, Captain Willie McGhee and
Patrolman David Jarvis stopped at 957 SW Orange Street
where they made contact with Tommy Lee Phillips, Jr.
Phillips had an outstanding arrest warrant for dealing
in stolen property.
Jarvis made verbal contact with Phillips and told him
to turn around and put his hands on the car, while Ebber-
son covered Phillips with a Taser.
Phillips pulled away from Jarvis and attempted to
move around the car. Ebberson deployed the Taser. When
Ebberson moved towards Phillips to control and handcuff
him, Phillips elbowed Ebberson on the left side of the
head.
Ebberson then stunned Phillips and handcuffed him
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Jefferson County Journal
Deputies are seeking a suspect in an incident involving a
dog shot and left at a county dumpsite.
According to a Jefferson County Sheriff's Office reort,
on Friday, Jan. 18, Deputy Chris Eades received a call that
there was an injured dog at the dumpster site located at 2576
Fulford Rd.
Upon arrival, Eades found a Golden Retreiver lying
there, which had been shot through the eye. The dog was still
alive and Eades immediately alerted County Animal Con-
trol.
Control Officer "BoBo" Poppell responded and trans-
ported the animal to a local veterinary clinic in an effort to
save his life.
Eades initiated an investigation, in cooperation with An-
imal Control personnel, and evidence was obtained, believed
to be linked to the party responsible for shooting the dog.
Sheriff David Hobbs requests that anyone with informa-
tion about this incident contact the Sheriff's Office (850-997-
2523) or Animal Control (850-342-0185) with the information.
Tipsters can remain anonymous, if they so desire.
"While I can understand the necessity of eliminating an-
imals at times, I strongly hold that the wanton killing or
wounding of animals can not be tolerated," said Hobbs. "In-
cidents like this one are rare in this county, but it is impor-
tant that the public know, we will follow up on them when
they occur."
Hobbs works closely with County Animal Control per-
sonnel in an effort to deal with animal control issues, and
any information will get to the appropriate party
Recycling Director/Animal Control Supervisor Beth
Thorne reported Wednesday morning that the dog was still
alive.
"He's having to be reevaluated today so we don't know if
he will make it or not due to the severity of his wounds," said .
Thorne. Those wounds, she said included the bullet passing
through his right eye and down through the bottom of his
throat.









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February 1
The legendary Naomi
and the Segos will be in
concert at Bible Deliver-
ance Church in Madison on
Friday, February 1, starting
at 7 p.m. Admission is free,
however a love offering will
be received during the con-
cert. For more information,
please call (850) 973-4622 or
(850) 464-0114.
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
selling chicken & rice din-
ners for $6 a plate, from 11
a.m. to 1 p.m. For more in-
formation, please contact
.Linda Wragge at 850-948-
6128 or Lavonne Browning
at 850-929-2771. They would
appreciate your support!
February 2
Trinity, featuring
Jacqueline Ratliff, Kristen
Leigh, and Brian Norris,
will be in concert Saturday,
February 2, at 7 p.m. at Yogi
Bear's Jellystone Park. Ad-
mission is free, a love offer-
ing will be received.
February 6
The Tall Pines Club
will meet on Wednesday,
February 6, in the Mill con-
ference room at 12 p.m. Bar-
beque will be furnished.
You may bring something
that will go with barbeque.
Make plans to attend for
good food, fun and fellow-
ship.
February 8
The :Mark Tranmmell
Trio will be in concert at
Yogi Bears Jellystone Park
on Friday, February 8,
starting at 7 p.m. Mark
Trammell is known for his
days with Gold City Cathe-
drals, Kingsmen and
Greater Vision. Admission
is free, however a love offer-
ing will be received. For
more information, please
call (850) 973-4622 or (850)
464-0114.
February 14
SChristian Heritage
Academy will be hosting a
Valentine's Day Banquet
on Thursday, February 14,
tarting at 6:30 p.m. A sug-
gested donation of $10 is re-
quested for adults and $5
for children. Please RSVP
by Feb. 8, by calling 948-
2068. Great food, entertain-
ment, door prizes, and kid's
good bags for children up to
the 5th grade.
February 16
The Browders will be
in concert at Bible Deliver-
ance Church on Saturday,
February 16, at 7 p.m. Ad-
mission is free, but a free-


will offering will be re-
ceived during the concert.
The Browder's are known
for their national top 10
song, "Stand Up For Jesus,"
and many others. For more
information, please call
(850) 973-4622 or (850) 973-,
0114.
February 20
Madison County His-
torical Society will meet
Sunday, February 20, at 2:30
p.m. at the NFCC Library
Kathy Sale will speak on
the 50th Anniversary of the
college.
February 23
Tipelo's Bakery and
Cafe in Monticello will of-
fer a basic bread baking
class featuring rustic
breads. It is "hands on" so
bring an apron. You will
take hopme recipes and
tips plus your fresh baked
bread loaf. $50 non refund-
able class fee. For more in-
formation, call (850) 997-
2127.
March 29
ReignSong of Chat-
tanooga, Tenn. will be in
concert at Yogi Bear's Jelly-
stone Park on Saturday,
March 29, at 7 p.m. Admis-
sion is free, however a love
offering will be received
during the concert. For
more information, please
call (850) 973-8269.
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
fulfilled. For more informa-
tion, or directions, call (866)
236-7812 or (850) 971-9904.
The Month of January
Monday through Fri-
day NFCC is featuring the
art -work of artist Renee
Smith and her art students
at Aucilla Christian Acade-
my in Monticello Monday,
January 7-31, 2008 from 8
a.m.-4 p.m. The show will
be held in the NFCC Art
Gallery For more informa-
tion, please call Lisa Bar-
den 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


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Church Street, Greenville,
11 11:30 a.m. Everyone is
welcome!
Third Wednesday of
Each Month
The Madison County
Health Education Club is
holding a free educational
service and support group
for people interested in 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!
Third Wednesday of
Each Month
The Madison County
Diabetes Support Group is
a free educational service
and support group for dia-
betes and those wanting to
prevent diabetes. The group
meets the third Wednesday
of each month at the Madi-
son Public Library Confer-
ence Room at 378 NW Col-
lege Loop, Madison, 11:45
a.m. 12:10 p.m. Everyone is
welcome is bring their own
lunch! Details: contact Mar-
cia Kazmierski at 386-752-
2461 or Lorraine Miller at
386-752-6439.


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INGREDIENTS
2 pounds beef chuck roast
1/2 teasppon salt'
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
4 ounces butter
2 medium onions, sliced or chopped
1 large can Cream of Mushroom soup
2 small cans sliced mushrooms, drained
2 cups sour cream
V4 cup Worcestershire sauce
salt to taste
ground black pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS
Remove any fat and gristle from the roast and cut
into cubes. Season with 1/2 teaspoon of both salt
and pepper.
In a large skillet over medium h:ate melt the butter'
and brown the beef, then add one cup of water and
the onions. Simmer until the onions are clear.
Pour in the Cream of Mushroom soup and bring to a
boil, stirring constantly. Lower the heat and stir in
the sour cream. Cover and simmer for 15-20 min-
utes.
Five minutes before serving, stir in the mushrooms,
and Worcestershire Sauce. Heat briefly then salt and
pepper to taste.
Serve over rice or noodles.




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PPA President Jack Reznicki, left, presented Martin
Gudz of Tudor Rose Photography with his Photographic
Craftsman degree.


Martin Gudz of Tu-
dor Rose Photography
has earned the Photo-
graphic Craftsman de-
gree from Professional
Photographers of Ameri-
ca. The degree was pre-
sented to Gudz by PPA
President Jack Reznicki,
Cr. Photog., API at the as-
sociations annual con-
vention, Imaging USA,
held in Tampa Florida
earlier this month.
Gudz has met the
standards of excellence
set by the Professional
Photographers of Ameri-
ca. He has been awarded
the Photographic Crafts-
man degree in recogni-
tion of his service to the
photographic profession
as an orator, author and
mentor.
PPA, a world wide as-
sociation, exists to assist
its more than 20,000
members in achieving
their professional, artis-
tic and fraternal goals;
promote public aware-
ness of the profession; to
advance the making of
images in all of its disci-
plines as an art, a sci-
ence, and a visual
recorder of history.


Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Tyrra B Meserve, January 22, 2008
Committee members from left to right, Oliver Bradley, Ed Meggs, Howard Phillips,
Tammy Stevens, Allen Cherry, Jerome Wyche, Jodie Price, Mary Carol Kaney and Roy
Ellis.


A Community Unites For United Way


By Tyrra B Meserve
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Truly, no contribution
was too small as Madison
County's communities
united with this year's
United Way campaign.
With a goal of $80,000
to be gathered for various
causes, the committee that
put the program together
was both surprised and
pleased when the end
count came in at $102,350.
Churches, schools and
banks all pulled together
with companies and indi-
viduals to surpass the in-
tended goal of monies to
be used for Madison's
community. Seventeen
agencies working for and
within Madison County
will be able to allocate the


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funds addressing human
service needs.
"It was a tremendous
job," stated Mary Carol
Kaney, a previous Madi-
son County resident
turned Tallahassee United
Way representative.
"Thank you, thank you,
thank you."
A team effort it was, as
funds came in from all
walks of life. Individuals
gave what they could,
some having it deducted
out of their weekly pay-
checks, while a couple of
benevolent companies
matched their contribut-
ing employees dollar for
dollar.
"All of this,,money
goes back, into 'this-com-
munity," Kaney went on to
explain. "So, it is really a
Thank you to the commu-
nity as a whole."


Starting in August and
running until December,
Madison County was the
first to reach its goal as a
community effort. Getting
others involved, encourag-
ing them and raising
awareness was the com-
mittee's task, which they
accomplished with rising
colors. The Lifesaver goal
chart in front of Madi-
son's courthouse is a testi-
mony to their achieve-
ment. Exceeding last
year's numbers with next
year's already in sight, the
group will meet in June or
July to determine its next
Allocation Committee
board.
To everyone involved,
it was a job well dorie.
Madison County-"shokld
be proud as a united cause
proved their support of
the United Way.


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TEACHER OF THE YEAR


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Madison County Central School
Elementary Grades
Stacey Frakes has been named the Madison Cot
Central School Elementary Grades Teacher of the
Frakes attended Carl Sandburg College, Iowa W
sern Community College and earned her B.A. in El
mentary Education with a concentration in Social
Studies and Science at Buena Vista University She
enrolled as a Special Student for Science Collaboral
Immersion, Inquiry and Innovation in the graduate
program at Florida State University
Frakes began teaching school at George Munro(
ementary in Quincy before becoming a fourth grad
teacher, teaching Reading, Language/Writing, Matt
Science, Social Studies and Character Education at
MCCS.
Frakes is a member of the Madison County Edi
tion Association, Florida Education Association, N
tional Education Association and the American Fe(
ation of Teachers. She attended the latter group's a
nual convention in July 2006 as a local delegate.
She underwent Clinical Educator Training in 2(
at St. Leo University
In addition to being named this year's Teacher
the Year, she was awarded the STAR Teacher award
the 2006-2007 school year.


Madison County Excel Alternative School
Joyce A. Taylor is this year's Madison County Excel
Alternative School Teacher of the Year.
Taylor graduated from North Florida Junior College
with her A.A. in 1979 and then earned a B.S. degree in
Psychology from Cameron University in Lawton, Okla.,
in 2001. She also completed an EPI course from North
Florida Community College in 2006.
She began her teaching career in Madison County in
2003 at Madison County High School. She taught Math,
Liberal Arts Math, Social Studies, Science and Life
Skills.
She began teaching a Varied Exceptionality Class at
the Excel School in 2007.
Among the professional development courses that
Taylor has taken are Foundation of Reading, Instruc-
tions That Works, Hear Our Cry, Meaningful Math,
Building Better Teachers, Autism, CHAMPS and ESE
Laws.
Taylor has been nominated for inclusion in Who's
Who Among Teachers.


Madison County Central School
Middle Grades


Emily Matthews has been named Madison County
of Central School's Middle Grades Teacher of the Year.
Ifor Matthews earned her B.S. degree with honors from
George Peabody College for Teachers at Vanderbilt Uni-
e '- vsity, Nashville, Tenn., in 1971. She is certified by the
'Florida Department of Education in Early Childhood
Education, Elementary Education and General Science,
grades 5-9. She is certified to teach English as a Second
or Other Language.
Matthews has 120-plus hours training in aggression,
control techniques, nonviolent crisis intervention, child
growth and development, ADD, sexual harassment, sub-
stance abuse, cultural diversity, social skills and chil-
dren's emotional development. She is a certified trainer
for The Parent Project, Gatekeepers Suicide Awareness
and Prevention and Stephens Ministries.
Matthews began her teaching career at Holy Com-
forter Episcopal Day School. From there, her teacher ca-
reer found her at Leon County Schools, Aucilla Christ-
ian Academy and at Madison County Schools.
She served from 2002-2006 as a houseparent at Flori-
da United Methodist Children's'Home.
Matthews and her husband offer parenting classes
through their church with referrals from churches, in-
Sdividuals and DFC/CBC. She and her husband are cur-
rently training Stephens Ministries at their church.


Madison County High School
Lea A. Kalinowski is the Madison County High
School Teacher of the Year.
Kalinowski graduated from North Florida Junior
College in 1991 with an A.A. degree. She then attended
Valdosta State University where she earned her B.A. in
History She underwent the Intech and Teacher Certifi-
cation Programs at the State University of West Georgia
in Carrollton, Ga.
Kalinowski began her teaching career at Melody
Christian Academy in Live Oak, where she taught se-
nior high school, Economics, Science and English. She
then worked as a student teacher at Fayette County
High School in Fayetteville, Ga., Flat Rock Middle
School in Tyrone, Ga. and Star's Mill High School in
Peachtree City, Ga. before becoming a teacher at MCHS
in January 2005. At the high school, Kalinowski teaches
World History Honors, American History Honors and
AP U.S. History
Staff development which Kalinowski has taken part
in includes participating in the EETT Technology
Grant and Florida Online Reading.
She is a member of Pi Lambda Theta, the junior
class sponsor at MCHS and the Student Government As-
sociation sponsor at MCHS. She started a Students
Against Drunk Driving chapter at MCHS.


Greenville Elementary School
Tracie Jones has been named the Greenville Ele-
mentary School Teacher of the Year.
A 2000 graduate of Madison County High School,
Jones received her A.A. degree from North Florida Com-
munity College in 2002 and her bachelor's degree in Ele-
mentary Education from Florida A&M University She is
presently undergoing Educational Leadership training
at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee.
Jones' educational work experiences include field
clinicals at FAMU DRS and Greenville Elementary
School and an internship at Madison County Central
School.
Jones is a member of the Phi Beta Honor Society
and the National Education Association.
Jones has in-service in SRA Reading, Snapshot Re-
fresher Training 2 Madison, Classroom Instruction
That Works, A Frame for Understanding Poverty and
Professional Development Needs Assessment.
Her long-term goal is "To teach each child that I
come upon or encounter something new. I plan to go be-
yond my duties to make sure that all my students are
learning and that their educational needs are met."


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TEACHER OF THE YEAR

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Congratulations To Our
Teacher of the Year,
FIM Tonya Watts!,


From,
The Faculty of
Lee Elementary
School
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Lee Elementary School
Tonya Watts has been named the Lee Elementary
School Teacher of the Year.
Watts received her B.S. in Elementary Education
from Wingate College in 1993.
She began teaching school at Gulf Gate Elementary
in Sarasota, then taught at Victory Christian Academy,
Myakka City Elementary School, Perry Primary School,
Madison County Central School and now teaches fourth
grade t,Lpy.lementary School.
Wafs iis a member of the Madison County Educa-
Stion Association, Florida Education Association and the
National Education Association.
Leadership activities and training that Watts has
been involved in include: the Lee Elementary School Lit-
eracy Team, the Writing Conference "Scaffolds, Not
Crutches!" presented by Dr. Kathleen Oropallo and be-
ing a 21st Century Site Coordinator.
Watts was nominated to appear in the Cambridge
Who's Who.
She is married to Jackie Watts, youth pastor at Fel-
lowship Baptist Church.


Congratulations
To All The
Teachers Of The Year

Bart Alford
Madison County School Board, District 5


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SCongratulations
-- To All The
Teachers Of The Year
In Madison County!
T im Sanders
ma discn Canty Clerk of the Qxnrt


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To All Of Our
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Congratulations To Our Teacher
Of The Year
Gail Washington
From:
Pinetta Elementary School
Faculty, Staff & Students
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From:u
SClyde Alexander a Wa&A l ln
District 4 School Board Member I ;"
Pinetta Elementary School
SI attended North Florida Junior College after gradu-
ating from Madison High School in 1970. After receiving
my A.A. degree from North Florida, I transferred to Val-
Sl dosta State College. There, I received my B,S. in Educa-
tion. After graduation, I started teaching in 1974 in Cly-
attville, Ga. I taught there for five years before moving to
: .. .Pinetta in 1979.
This is my 29th year at Pinetta Elementary School. I
have taught second grade for 27 years. Two years ago, I
-.... was moved to first grade. For ten years, I worked with a
... curriculumcalled Project Child........
During this time, I was a facilitator for Project Child.
I really enjoyed working with this program and travel-
; Iing to different schools to train teachers. With this pro-
gram, I team-taught with two other teachers.
I was the reading teacher for kindergarten through
r first and second grades. After we started SRA reading, I
Sra ai' ons started teaching the language blocks for kindergarten
Congr atulations: through first and second grades. Now, our kindergarten
To All The classes are self-contained, but I continue teaching the
e f Te Y a language block for first and second grades.
Teachers Of The Year. Two staff development workshops that have
From: changed or enhanced the way I teach have been the
SUSIE BISHOP WILLItAMSON Reading Endorsement Classes and the Six Traits Writ-
ing workshops.
Madison County School Board Memberiwr o
District 1 With Six Traits Writing, I helped conduct workshops
> for the county, along with two other teachers.
i have been honored to serve as Pinetta's Teacher of
S- the Year for 1986-1989, 1998-1998/99 and 2000/2001 school
you feel like you must be doing something right. As
Stumbling as this recognition of the Teacher of the Year
is. I always remember who goes before me everyday. I
would not have the ability to do what I do day after day
without my Lord and Savior.


Congratulations
To All Of Our
Teachers Of The Year


From:
Kenny Hall
District 2 School Board Member
IP


Congratulations
To All of Madison County
Teachers Of The Year
From
VeEtta L. Hagan-Smith
District 3 4
SSchool Board Member


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SPORTS




Cowboys Awarded At Football Banquet


By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Jimbo Fisher was the guest speaker at a packed
football awards banquet on Monday, January 21.
After a delicious meal of roast beef, string beans,
mashed potatoes, roll and dessert prepared by the Cow-
boy boosters, the crowd headed from the cafeteria to
the school's gymnasium for Fisher's speech and the
awards ceremony
Fisher, the head-coach-in-waiting and the offensive
coordinator for the Florida State Seminoles, talked to
the players, parents, coaches and guests assembled


about the strong work ethic that is currently being in-
stilled into the players, who not only have to practice
hard but have to perform in the classroom, as well as
on the playing field.
The cheerleaders and junior varsity were honored
first and given DVDs of the Cowboys' outstanding sea-
son and playoffs. Cowboy lettermen were also recog-
nized as well as individual players.
Frankie Carroll presented Chase Norris with the
Dave Galbraith Award for his courage and ability to
overcome challenges. Norris had to sit out part of last
season with a staph infection.


Logan Brennan was presented the Defensive Back
Award by Coach Rod Williams.
Blake Sapp received the Academic Award. Sapp fin-
ished the season with a 3.8 grade point average.
Corey Akins, Jaccobi McDaniel, Travis Arnold,
Chris Thompson, Jamin Edwards and Dontarius Hug-
gins were recognized for making second team All-
State.
Other players recognized included Eli Sprenkle,
Dontarius Huggins and Harry Reddick.
Jacob Bembry, editor, can be reached at ja-
cob@greenepublishing.com.


Corey Akins
was named All-
State and sec-
ond team All-
Big Bend.


Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry
Frankie Carroll, left, Cowboys' head coach, presents
Chase Norris with the Dave Galbraith Award.


ureene ruolisning, Inc. rnoto oy Jacoo memory
Jaccobi McDaniel was named first
team All-state and All Big Bend.


Greene Publisning, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry
Cheerleading captain Amanda Barrs, front left, car-
ries a banner to present to Coach Frankie Carroll, as
cheerleaders Kristin Campbell and Kelsey McGriff follow
her with DVDs of the previous football season.


When Can You Start Tapping Into
Sources of Retirement Income?
Provided by Brad Bashaw, Edward Jones
When you retire, it would be convenient if all your
expenses were to "retire" as well. But they won't. In fact,
you'll likely need between 80 percent and 100 percent of
your pre-retirement income to maintain your standard of
living in retirement. And you may even need more,
depending on what you plan to do during your retire-
ment years. o, well before you retire, ask yourself a
couple of key questions: Where will the money come
from? And when can I get at it?

Let's take a look at some of your likely retirement
income "pools," along with the rules governing with-
drawals from these sources.

401 (k) plan If you have a 401(k) plan at work, take
full advantage of it. Your earnings have the potential to
grow on a tax-deferred basis and you typically contribute
pre-tax dollars, so the more you put in, the lower your
adjusted annual taxable income. Generally, you have to
beat least 59-1/2 to withdraw money from your 401(k)
without incurring a penalty of 10 percent of the taxable
amount of your withdrawal.'However, you can avoid this-
penalty under the following circumstances:

You leave your employer when you are at least 55
or you become disabled.

You take a series of equal periodic payments, made
at least annually, for your life or life expectancy.

Ydu "roll over" your 401(k) withdrawals into an IRA.
Of course, you may not want, or need, to tap into your
401(k) at either age 55 or 59-1/2. If that's the case, you
can leave your account alone and, hopefully, watch it
continue to have the potential to grow. But you will have
to start taking withdrawals when you reach 70-1/2, if you
haven't already done so.

IRA -As is the case with your 401(k), you will, in
most cases, have to pay a 10 percent tax penalty if you
take distributions from your IRA before age 59-1/2. And
you must begin taking required minimum distributions
from aTraditional IRA once you reach 70-1/2. If you have
a Roth IRA, you face no mandatory distribution rules, so
you never have to touch the money, which means it can
potentially grow tax-free for years.

Social Security -You can start taking Social Security
when you reach 62, but your monthly payments will only
be about 70 percent to 75 percent the exact amount
depends on your age of your payments if you waited
until your reached 'lull" retirement age, which is proba-
bly 66 or 67. (Social Security determines your full retire-
ment age by your year of birth.)

To most effectively incorporate your 401(k) and IRA
withdrawals, and your Social Security payments, into
your retirement income, you'll need to consult with your
financial advisor. Also, to make sure you're not adverse-
ly affecting your tax situation when you start taking these
withdrawals and payments, talk to your tax advisor. But
don't wait until you're almost retired to start planning for
it. Your decisions on when to start taking withdrawals
from your various retirement accounts are usually irrev-
ocable so you'll want to get them right the first time.

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Investment Representative
114 SW Range Avenue
P.O. Box 631
Madison, FL 32341
Bus 850-973-8334 Fax 877-516-2596
Hm 386-362-6204 Toll Free 866-973-8334
www.edwardjones.com
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Principals List
second 9 weeks
S3rd Grade
Simeria Alexander
I Darius Bivens
Derenza Cherry
Tyrese Davis
Zakobe Fead
Darius Henley
Julissa Munoz
S4th Grade
Morgan Cherry
Lawrecia Franklin
Sunni Mays
Armonti Miller
James Miller
Tyler Sapp
Faith Siplin
Sha'Quon Siplin
5th Grade
Amber Bentley
Ke'Ana Curry
Tarrah Leveille
Principals List
for the Semester
3rd Grade
Simeria Alexander
Darius Bivens
Willie Deas
Zakobe Fead
Darius Henley
Donteria Ingram
Julissa Munoz
4th Grade
Lawrecia Franklin
Ti'Yai Johnson
Sunni Mays
Armonti Miller
Tyler Sapp
Faith Siplin
Sha'Quon Siplin
Johnae' Woods
S 5th Grade
Amber Bentley
:. ,KeAna Curry
k ^TaraGill
Tarrah Leveille
A Honor Roll second
9 wks
3rd Grade
S Janae Anderson
Willie Deas


Bridgett Ferrell
Ahimee Guerra
Donteria Ingram
Aylin Torralbas
4th Grade
Jamecia Cobb
DaShawn Hatton
Pazlei Jenkins
Micheal Jones
Alilexcia Scurry
Darius Straughter
Jacob Tapio
Russell Wiggins
Brooklyn Wingfield
Johnae' Woods
5th Grade
Lataurius Allen
Courtney Bailey
Taliyah Bonner
Jordan Brown
Tara Gill
A Honor Roll
for the Semester
3rd Grade
Janae Anderson
Derenza Cherry
Ahimee Guerra
Jamaiya Jones
Mariah Schrier
4th Grade
Kevisa Aikens
Morgan Cherry
Jamecia Cobb
Edward Davis
Jakiera Franklin
DaShawn Hatton
Jasmine Hills
Pazlei Jenkins
Micheal Jones
James Miller
Jonathan Mitchell
Tamiera Mobley
Alex Oliver
Dustin Pippin
Alilexcia Scurry
:: Darius Straughter ..-
5th Grade
Lataurius Alien
Taliyah Bonnert
Jordan Brown
Katlynn McGuire
B Honor Roll


second 9 weeks
3rd Grade
Tre'Mone Akins
Javion Beasley
Joshua Bradley.
Jarrett Briggs
Jakarti Brown
William Brown
Eli Curl
Amontae Davis
Alicia Denson
Thomas Etheridge
Myaisa Florence
Makayla Frazier
Emily Gary
Kaylee Gary
Darrien Graham
Lourenda Halterman
Erica Hampton
Daryl Hopkins
Dekeria Hopkins
La'Quon Jay
Jamaiya Jones"
Shawntavia Livingston
Kima McDaniel
Alphonso Miller
Raymond Reynolds
Mariah Schrier
Jalon Sheffield
Akillah Smith
Stephen Walden
Shavon Washington
Ashley Wiggins
Tonisha Williams
4th Grade
Kevisa Aikens
Tabatha Anderson
Ta'Kia Brown
Theodore Brown
Bryant Crumitie
La'Resha Crumity
Akyenna Davis
Edward Davis
Talisa Denson
Marcus Fleming
Javaris Forbes
Martha Frakes
Jakeria Franklin
Moesha Frazier
Jasmine Gary
Carlie Ginn
Jaclyn Graves


Jordan Haystings
Jaquinte Haynes
Luke Herring
Jasmine Hills
Gregory Jefferson
Nicholas Johnson
Alexis Livingston
Jarvis McQuay
Jonathon Mitchell
Shon'Quez Mitchell
Tamiera Mobley
Alex Oliver
Zamaury Page
Casey Phillips
Ashton Pickles
Ashley Pierce
Dustin Pippin
Cheyenne Redditt
Courtney Richardson
Devante Robinson
Kara Robinson
Garrett Sadler
Savannah Salter
Lanette Sever
WilliamShelley.
Jakayla Simmons
Tavaris Solomon
Joseph Thompson
Darresha White
Russell Wiggins
Brooklyn Wingfield
Zachari Young
5th Grade
Chuckie Arnold
Justin Briggs
Natasha Burnett
Kimberly Curry
Ryan Davis
Jamie Downing
Devan Dyke
Jerry Jackson
Collin Kauffman
Taylor Killingsworth
Devon Livingston
Derrick McCray ,,
SKatlynn McGuire
Niy'Jae Miles
Dy'Quon Mitchell
Orlando Perez
Jarkese .Pridgeon
Imani Roberson
Hope Smith


Andrew Strom
Franklin Tapia
B Honor Roll
for the Semester
3rd Grade
Tre'Mone Akins
Tarus Allen
Javion Beasley
Joshua Bradley
William Brown
Patrick Campbell
Eli Curl
Tyrese Davis
Alicia Denson
Thomas Etheridge
Bridgette Ferrell
Makayla Frazier
Kaylee Gary
Darrien Graham
Lourenda Halterman
Erica Hampton
Johnny Jackson
Shawntavia Livingston
Kima McDaniel
Deavion Mcquay
Alphonso Miller
Mar'Kavia Moore
Brandon Powell
Raymond Reynolds
Jalon Sheffield
Aylin Torralbas
Stephen Walden
4th Grade
Tabatha Anderson
Sadiqua Broomfield
Ta'Kia Brown
Theodore Brown
La'Resha Crumity
Akyenna Davis
Marcus Fleming
Javaris Forbes
Martha Frakes
Jakeria Franklin
Moesha Frazier
Jasmine Gary
arl lie Ginn
Jrd6n Haystings
Jaquinte Haynes
Luke Herring
Gregory Jefferson
Nicholas Johnson
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Zamaury Page
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Ashley Pierce
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William Shelley
Jakayla Simmons
Datwan Siplin
Jerome Smith
Jacob Tapio
Tavaris Solomon
Joseph Thompson
Darresha White
Sequoia Williams
Trevor Worth
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5th Grade
Chuckie Arnold
Coutney Bailey
Justin Briggs
Natasha Burnett
Dwayne Carter
Samantha Corrie
Jamie Downing
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Clayton Hagan
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Superintendent
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better prepare them to
receive instruction.
We were excited about


Jim Littlejohn's mes-
sage and that our
teachers could take
part in this nationally-
known speaker's train-
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this year have included
presentations centered
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struction that Works,
by Robert Marzano;
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The idea for Arbor Day
originally came from Ne-
braska. A visit to Nebras-
ka today wouldn't disclose
that the state was once a
treeless plain. Yet it was
the lack of trees there that
led to the founding of Ar-
bor Day in the 1800s.
Among pioneers mov-
ing into the Nebraska Ter-
ritory in 1854 was J. Ster-
ling Morton from Detroit.
He and his wife were
lovers of nature, and the
home they established in
Nebraska was quickly
planted with trees, shrubs
and flowers.
Morton was a journal-
ist and soon became editor
of Nebraska's first news-
paper. Given that forum,
he spread agricultural in-
formation and his enthusi-
asm for trees to an equally
enthusiastic audience.
His fellow pioneers
missed their trees. But,
more importantly, trees
were needed as wind-
breaks to keep soil in
place, for fuel and building
materials, and for shade


from the hot sun.
Morton not only advo-
cated tree planting by indi-
viduals in his articles and
editorials, but he also en-
couraged civic organiza-
tions and groups to join in.
His prominence in the
area increased, and he be-
came secretary of the Ne-
braska Territory, which
provided another opportu-
nity to stress the value of,
trees.
Arbor Day's Beginnings
On January 4, 1872,
Morton first proposed a
tree-planting holiday to be
called "Arbor Day" at a
meeting of the State
Board of Agriculture. The
date was set for April 10,
1872. Prizes were offered
to counties and individu-
als for planting properly
the largest number of
trees on that day. It was es-
timated that more than
one million trees were
planted in Nebraska on
the first Arbor Day.
Arbor Day was' offi-


W Furnas on March 12,
1874, and the day itself
was observed April 10,


1874. In 1885, Arbor Day
was named a legal holiday
in Nebraska and April 22,
Morton's birthday, was se-
lected as the date for its
permanent observance.
According to accounts
from the Nebraska City
News, April 1885, the City
celebrated Arbor Day
with a grand parade and a,
speech by J. Sterling Mor-
ton. Students of different
grades met at their re-
spective school rooms in
the morning for the pur-
pose of planting at least
one tree. Each tree that


cially proclainf~d bt W o a i-platd was labeled
young state's Gov. Robert 'with the grade, the time


planted, and was to be
specially cared for by that
grade.
When the plantings
were completed, 1000 stu-
dents formed a line to be-
gin the parade from the
various schools to Ne-
braska City's opera house.
In the parade, each-class
carried colorful banners
made of satin with silk
lining and trimmed with
gold fringe. The letters on
the banners were painted
in oil colors. By the time
the parade reached thl
opera house the throng
numbered well over the
1000 as townspeople
joined the march. Every
available foot of space in
the opera house was occu-
pied, the students having
the front seats and gallery
while the older persons
stood. At 11:00, the throng
of celebrants was ad-
dressed by the founder of
Arbor Day, J. Sterling
Morton.
Mr. Morton was 'lis-
: tenedto with much aftn-
tion, and loudly applaud-


ed at the close of his ad-
dress. At the conclusion
of the ceremonies; the
students sang "America,"
and the large audience
was dismissed.
This ended the first
celebration of Arbor Day
as a legal holiday, and, as
reported by the newspa-
per, "... to say that it was a
complete success but
faintly expresses it. A cel-
ebration of this kind re-
sults in good to all, and is
worthy of imitation by
every school in the state."
During the 1870s, oth-
er states passed legisla-
tion to observe Arbor Day,
and the tradition began in


schools nationwide in
1882.
Today, the most com-
mon date for the state ob-
servances is the last Fri-
day in April, and several
U.S. presidents have pro-
claimed a national Arbor
Day on that date. But a
number of state Arbor
Days are at other times to
coincide with the best tree
planting weather, from
January and February in
the south to May in the far
north.
Arbor Day has now
spread beyond the United
States and is observed in
many countries of the
world.


Arbor Day was first proposed in Ne-
braska on January 4, 1872, by J. Sterling
Morton, a pioneer and journalist who loved
nature. The "tree-planting" holiday was es-
tablished as a means to plant, preserve and
manage tres; and to conserve soil, energy,
-water, and wildlife in Nebraska. Today we
,celebrate Arbor Day in many countries
around the world for those very same rea-
|sons.
The official date for National Arbor Day
is the last Friday in April, but many states
observe Arbor Day on different dates ac-
cording to their best tree-planting times. In
Florida, we observe Arbor Day on the third


Friday in January
There are many different species of
trees in the United States. Therefore, an of-
ficial national tree was designated for
America. Also, each of the fifty states and
some U.S. territories has an official state
tree. The oak tree is known for its diverse
range .of species, strength, beauty and ex-
cellent source of shade; hence, in recent
years it was named America's national tree.
Florida's official state tree is the Cabbage or
Sabal palm, since it represents Florida's
beautiful coasts and native landscapes.
In efforts to bring conservation to the
classroom and in honor of Arbor Day, the


United States Department of Agriculture
(USDA) Natural Resources Conservation
Service (NRCS) Madison County office
worked with two local area schools in plant-
ing several trees donated by Superior Trees
Inc. of Lee, FL. On January 17, 2008,
Bernard Smith, District Conservationist
and Mikel Williams, Soil Conservationist of
the NRCS Madison County office presented
the trees to over thirty students in
Greenville, FL at Principal Jim Brannon's
Christian Heritage Academy and Principal
Melvin Roberts's Greenville Elementary
School. Each school planted two dogwood
trees and two redbud trees.


For more information about Arbor Day
and planting trees, please visit The Arbor
Day Foundation at wwwarbordayorg and
the Madison County office of the Florida Di-
vision of Forestry at www.fl-dof.com. For
information on conservation programs to
aid in conserving our natural resources pro-
vided by the United States Department of
Agriculture Natural Resources Conserva-
tion Service, please visit
www.nrcsusda.govor stop by our office.
NRCS-Madison County
1416 East US 90, Suite B,
Madison, FL 32340,
(850)973-6595 x113


Photo taken by Mikel Williams
Students from Mrs. Swoope's fourth and fifth grade class, Mr. Morgan's sixth grade
class, and Mrs. Bailey's kindergarten class at Christian Heritage Academy get hands on
'and observe Arbor Day by planting redbud and dogwood trees that will aid in conserving
our natural resources. Bern Smith (pictured far back middle) and Mikel Williams of the
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service assisted the students with planting the
trees. All trees were donated by Superior Trees, Inc. of Lee.



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Photo taken by Bernard Smith-
Students from Mrs. Sircy's fourth grade class at
Greenville Elementary School observed Arbor Day by plant-
ing redbud and dogwood trees that will add to the beauty of
the school's campus and assist in conserving our natural
resources. Mikel Williams (pictured far back middle) and
Bern Smith of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation
Service assisted the students with planting the trees. All
trees were donated by Superior Trees, Inc. of Lee.
Larry Holley Does Tree Spraying
For Spanish And Ball Moss


Larry and Carolyn Hol-
ley offer a specialized ser-
vice to save trees from
harmful moss and make
them look beautiful again.
Tree spraying also controls
Lachens, scab, leaf spot dis-
ease, algae and other harm-
ful parasites.
Larry Holley Tree and
Lawn Spraying has the
largest pump sprayer in the


south, and they can reach
tops of the trees. Larry and
Carolyn Holley are licensed
certified state pest control
operators of Florida and
Georgia.
Tree spraying is safe
around children, pets, flow-
ers, gardens and homes.
Call (386) 961-8702 for in-
formation or for a free esti-
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Bart Altord
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Day In Hadison
Countgl
Madison County
School Board Member Dist. 5
"Plant A Tree On Arbor Day!"


Let'% All Plant A

Tree On Arbor
Day!
Susie Bishop Williamson
Madison County
School Board Member Dist. 1


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2089 NE State Road 6
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SAT. FEB. 2, 2008
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RAIN OR SHINE

Hand tools, tool chests & boxes,
chainsaw blades, mounts, chains,
parts, office equip., 40 gal. parts
washer, table saw, fat wood
bundles, gas cans, baseball cards,
gardening pots, lawn cart, cabinets,
mattress sets, beds, dresser, old
fishing rods, Hotwheels,
refrigerators, antique range, house-
hold items, toys, kids stuff,
grinding wheels, stools, 1979 Ford
truck for parts, junk; bric a brac,
odds n ends, plus building and land
in downtown Lee, FL, All Realty
Services, Estate Liquidation
Dptmt., Further details, lists and
inquiries call Blake 850-509-4964
or 850-973-9990

FOR SALE
PUREBRED CKC
REGISTERED CHIHUAHUAS
1st SHOTS AND HEALTH
CERTIFICATES
WANDA SHEA 850-464-1883 /
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(5+years) lease to grow perennial
native warm season grasses for
seed and hay. Excellent food and
cover for doves, quail and deer.
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850-879-6481
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also guineas and peafowls.
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Apartments designed for Senior's
and Disabled. 404 SW Sumatra
Road, Madison 1BR ($409.)
2BR ($435.) Subsidy available
at times. HUD vouchers accepted
Call 850-973-3786 -
TTY Acs 711.
Equal Housing Opportunity


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1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments.
339 SW Parramore Ave. Madison
Subsidy available at times.
Call 850-973-4934
TTY Acs- 711
Equal Housing Opportunity
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park, $135/week, electric included
depending on unit, $350 deposit
and first week rent in advance, no
exceptions.
Call owner at 850-570-0459.
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FOR RENT
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to town, $700.00 deposit,
$700.00 monthly unfurnished
or $1,100.00 furnished.
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sible apts. Rental assistance may be
available. HUD vouchers accepted.
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Trail, Greenville, FL 32331. Equal
Housing Opportunity

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Completely Remodeled.
850-673-9425


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

FOR RENT
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Private Lot
973-4615







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invites applications from
innovative and visionary leaders
for the President of North
Florida Community College.
The College is in its 50th year of
serving six rural counties in
North Florida. See our Web
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and qualifications. EOE


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Accounting background pre-
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with various task including
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repair, etc. Experience for
caring for Horses A+. Must
have at least 10 years
experience. Free rent in 3/2
mobile home optional.
Full or Part time. References
required. Southern Madison
County Location.
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NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 83. PART IV

Under the Authority of the Self-Service Storage Facility Act, Section 83.805 the de-
scribed below has been seized for nonpayment of rent and other accrued expenses.
Property consists primarily of household & personal goods in units rented by:
Jennifer Mitchell, Kevin Robinson, Willie Rye, Angle Swiney, James Tanguay, and
PriscUIa Thompkins. The property will be sold at auction to the highest bidder as
provided by the Self-Storage Facility Act, Section 83.806. The sale will be held Friday,
February IS, 2008 at 9:00 A.M., at the Madison Mini Storage, 1098 East U.S. 90, in
Madison, Florida. For farther information call 971-5744.

1/30, 2/6


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


DAVID H. WALKER and NANCY P.
WALKER,

Plaintiffs,
vs.

heirs, GINA WELCH, ANGELA
GRANTHAM, RAYMOND MORRIS,
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
described.

Defendants.


CASE NO.; 2008-03-CA
CIVIL DIVISION


NnTICF F ACTIfin


TO: THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS

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 subdivsion 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' attomey, 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 Plaintiffs 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
By: Christy R. Wilsoh, Deputy Clerk
101/ 1.0 1/23.01 /30 ta


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MADISON
COUNTY, FLORIDA

IN RE: ESTATE OF ROSEMARY WOOD

FILE NO: 2007-125-CP

PROBATE DIVISION

Deceased

|OUTICETICBREDOIBS

The administration of the Estate of ROSEMARY WOOD, deceased,
|whose date of death was September 15, 2007; is pending in the Circuit Court for
Madison County, Florida, Probate Division; File Number 2007-125-CP, the address of
which is 125 S.W. Range Avenue, Madison, FL 32341. The names and addresses of
the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth
below. "

All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served 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 THIR-
TY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.

All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN
THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.

ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.

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

THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE IS:
JANUARY 23, 2008


Attorney for Personal Representative:
James R. Brewster, Esquire
Florida Bar No.: 440787
Suite 203, The Walker Building
547 North Monroe Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
Telephone: (850) 561-1037


Personal Representative:
Frankie D. Wood
714 SE Remington Drive
Lee, Florida 32059


1/23,1/30/O1


BID NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that the Board of County Commissioners of Madison County,
Florida will be accepting sealed bids for the following: One (1) New Air Curtain In-
cinerator and known as Bid Number 2008 01

Sealed bids may be submitted to the Board of County Commissioners by depositing
same at the Board office located in the Madison County Courthouse Annex, Room
219, 112 East Pinckney Street, Madison, Florida 32340, or Post Office Box 539, Madi-
son, Florida 32341, anytime prior to 5:00 PM on Tuesday, February 12, 2008. ANY
BID RECEIVED AFTER SUCH DATE AND TIME WILL NOT BE OPENED OR
CONSIDERED. Sealed bids must be clearly marked as a sealed bid and the bid
number must be printed on the outside of the front of the envelope: One (1) New Air
Curtain Incinerator, Bid Number 2008 01 BID MUST CONTAIN A COPY OF
THE VENDOR'S MADISON COUNTY OCCUPATIONAL LICENSE WHERE AP-
PLICABLE, OR CERTIFIED STATE CONTRACTOR NUMBER TO BE CONSID-
ERED FOR AWARD.

Bid Specifications, as well as other pertinent documents, may be obtained from the
Madison County Public Works/Road Department office located at 2060 NE Rocky
Ford Road (C-591), 2 miles north of Madison, telephone # 850-973-2156, beginning
January 25, 2008. Copies of Specifications are available for inspection at the County
Commission Office during regular office hours.

Madison County reserves the right to waive any informality or to reject any or all
bids.

Bids will be opened at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 13, 2008, after which all
bids will be available for public inspection. Award by the Board of County Commis-
sioners is scheduled for Wednesday, February 20, 2008 during their regularly sched-
uled meeting on that date.

January 30, February 1,6 and 8, 2008 ........


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FROM PAGE ONE


CRAUN


cont from page 1A REGIONAL


cont from page 1A


at-risk youth and their families. Michelle is also a volun-
teer counselor for the Associated Marine Institute, provid-
ing therapy for at risk youth and their families. Michelle
is also a volunteer counselor for the Guardian ad Litem
Program in Columbia County They have three children:
lan, (the guitarist) ,17, Lance, (the drummer), 14, and Sar-
ryn, (the Columbia County "Cheer Star"), 7.
Chris Craun welcomes any comments or questions
about his campaign.
You may contact him at chriscraunfor-
judge@hotmail.com or at his office at 386-755-0826.
Pd. Pol. Adv., Pd. for and approved by Cris Craun, NOP,
for ThirdJudicCia uit Judge
FIRE cont from page 1A
Fire Marshal's Office in Tallahassee are currently on-
site to determine the exact cause of the fire.
There are eight apartments in Building E, which is
located at on SR 360A at 328 Southwest Bumgardener
Drive, Madison. Two apartments in the building were
vacant at the time of the fire and the residents of two
other units were relocated to vacant apartments in oth-
er buildings in the complex. The remaining four fami-
lies are in temporary housing, pending relocation until
repairs can be completed.
Staff writer Michael Curtis can be reached by email
at michael@greenepublishing.com.


Pickup-Trave Trailer Overturn

By Jacob Bembry
GreenePublishing, Inc.
A pickup, towing a travel trailer, overturned on Inter-
state 10 in the inside lane on Saturday January 19, at ap-
proximately 10:30 a.m.
According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, Stephen
E Tomicich, 45, of Tallahassee was driving east on 1-10 in the
inside lane.
STomicich's 2004 Chevy pickup hydroplaned on the wet
roadway causing Tomicich to lose control of the truck. The
truck then traveled southeast across the outside lane of 1-10
and onto the south shoulder of the interstate.
The pickup and the travel trailer then overturned with
the pickup coming to a final rest on its top, facing west. The
travel trailer came to rest on its right side, still attached to
the pickup.
Damage to the trailer was estimated at $7,000. Damage to
the pickup was estimated to be $12,000.
Ben's Towing removed the pickup and the travel trailer
from the crash scene.
The Lee Volunteer Fire Department and Madison Coun-
ty EMS assisted at the scene.
'Tomicich and his passenger, Jack R. May 48, of Talla-
hassee, suffered minor jures and refused treatment on the
scene.
FHP Trooper James Parker was the investigating officer.


gional Policy Plans consistent with the state plan. Chap-
ters address elements such as future land use, housing
and capital improvements.
During its meeting of January 24, the North Central
Florida Regional Planning Council saw a presentation
that focused on a summary of projections for Florida in
the year 2060. In the end, a point clearly emerged: careful
planning now is essential to meet growth objectives, even
in longer timeframes, especially in the face of depleting
natural resources, economic complexities and social un-
certainties.
1000 Friends Of Florida, a not-for-profit membership
organization that was founded in 1986 to serve as Flori-
da's growth management "watchdog," provided the pre-
sentation entitled Florida in 2060: Not A Pretty Picture.
With assistance from the University of Florida's GeoPlan
Center, graphics were produced illustrating the adverse
effects "urban sprawl" will have on the region and state
at current growth trends.
A few notable elements of the executive summary


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mentally, sending messages to the pleasure center of
the brain via dopamine. Many users do not realize the'
damage being done as they repetitively wish to return
to the feeling of "just feeling great." As the intense
rush that is felt almost immediately after the user's
body metabolizes the drug, the addiction quickly be-
comes physical as well as mental. Many first time users
report not even knowing that they were high, they just
felt intensely good. Even more alarming is the fact that
many addicts do not wish to help themselves once they
do realize the grip that crystal meth has on them, pre-
ferring to continue with the addiction.
The sense of euphoria that meth supplies its begin-
ning users is quickly replaced by the deadly long-term
effects of the hidden demon. A decreased appetite lures
many dieters with the promise of weight lose combined
with boosted energy eroding both the user's health and
appearance. Striving to shed a few pounds to appear
more attractive soon leaves the user emaciated as the
need for nourishment is replaced by the will only to
maintain the high. When the inability to sleep is com-
bined with the decreased desire for food, the addict
then is gripped by hallucinations, paranoia, and mood
disturbances that often include violent behavior. The
surge of dopamine that the user first experienced at the
onset is now depleted as meth destroys the receptors,
making it impossible to feel pleasure. Though these
pleasure centers may heal over time, available research
suggests that the damage to an addict's cognitive abili-
ties may be permanent, leaving behind severe impair-
mengrt jidgment, rotprsCporrdination and memory, all
symptoms similar to those seen in individuals suffer-
ing from Parkinson's Disease.
Meth also causes the brain to release high doses of
adrenaline, which induces anxiety Combined with the
effects of sleep depravation during meth binges, the
user often displays obsessive behavior along with in-
tensely focused attention, paranoia and hyperactivity.
As meth robs the user of the cognitive abilities, their
behavior becomes erratic, unpredictable and often ag-
gressive or dangerous. Binges on crystal meth, unlike
crack cocaine which normally only last a couple of
days, can last weeks until the high wears off leaving the
user in a highly depressive state called "tweaking."
Many times users will try to avoid this period by con-
tinuing the binge, supporting the habit by any number
of crimes to obtain the money for the drug.
Common physical effects of crystal meth are often
seen in even short-term usage. Meth causes blood ves-
sels to constrict, cutting off the steady flow of blood to
all parts of the body. Usage of crystal meth weakens
and destroys these vessels, causing the tissues to be-
come even more prone to damage with the inability to
repair themselves. The corrosive chemicals found in
the drug such as anhydrous ammonia, found in fertiliz-
er, lithium, found in batteries, and red phosphorus,
found in matchboxes, swiftly take their toll on fragile
human cells. While the meth high that users feel makes
them believe they are more confident, smart and at-
tractive, the drug is actually destroying their bodies
causing them to look older, diseased and gaunt. The
gums of the mouth recede, teeth become fragile, break-
ing off and falling out; Acne appears, skin loses its lus-
ter and small sores develop. Often meth users are
plagued with the hallucination that bugs are crawling
beneath.their skin and will obsessively pick at the sores
leaving open festering patches that are unable to regen-
erate.
Many meth dealers will tell a first timer how fun it
is to use. Praying on novices, the young and the inno-
cent, suppliers tell them they will get a tremendous
rush, be able to stay up for hours to work, study or par-
ty What they don't tell them is that in high dosages, or
coupled with long term use, low tolerance, or a weak-
ened immune system, it can cause strokes, respitory
failure, heart attacks and
death. It can leave a first
time user addicted, some-
times with severe symp-
toms left behind even
years after sobriety, some-
times they never heal at
all. Sometimes it just kills.
Readers may call the
Florida Drug and Alcohol
Rehabilitation Program
and Addiction Treatment
Center at 1-800-559-9503.
Please make the call for
the little ones whose tiny
voices cannot be heard.
Staff writer Tyrra B '
Meserve can be reached at 85
tyrra @greenepublish- Toll Frn
ing.com.


were that the population is projected to double and that
seven million acres of additional land will be converted
from rural to urban, including 2.7 million acres of exist-
ing agricultural and 2.7 million of native habitat. The re-
search project essentially shows Florida at the "tipping
point" related to land consumption for urban develop-
ment.
"Soon, the ultimate footprint and pattern of develop-
ment will be set," the report, states. "Without immediate
proactive initiatives, the result will be sprawling discon-
nected subdivisions spread from coast to coast that sur-
round a few isolated wetlands. The opportunity to build
great communities and forever protect natural lands,
open space, and farmland, will be lost. Our actions today,
or our lack of action, will determine the legacy we leave
to future generations of Floridians forever," it goes on to
say.
An alternative scenario was also presented that in-
cluded several potential solutions regarding critical is-
sues such as transportation and land conservation. As-
toundingly, the alternative plan improvements came
with a price tag projected to be only a fraction of the cur-
rent trend, $174 billion compared to $700 billion. Howev-
er, even in the broad-brush, these positive outcomes
would require substantial social and governmental coop-
eration.
On a local note, and as an exception to the population
density trends elsewhere in the state; if current growth
and development patterns continue, Madison County is
projected to retain significant areas of open space.
Politically speaking, there is a subtle professional se-
niority :that occurs between the council and smaller rur-
al counties. However, this air of seniority should not be
confused with an air of superiority quite the contrary.
On numerous occasions, Executive Director Scott Koons
was observed giving full attention to questions large and
small, regardless of the size of the county or rank of the
issue.
Both Ellis and Valentine strongly agree. "When I
first arrived, Scott made sure I was informed and re-
ceived access to all the tools and resources available,"
Valentine noted. "We work hard to get the most for our
community while supporting the needs of all the coun-
ties in our council," she added
As Chairman of the Executive Board, Ellis sees first-
hand the enormity of the benefits the council provides.
"Rural counties can't afford to keep a fulltime staff per-
forming these functions and the Comprehensive Plan en-
sures we're all moving in the same direction," he ex-
plained
The North Central Florida Regional Planning Coun-
cil is located in Gainesville. Their mission statement,
"To improve the quality of life of the Region's citizens by
coordinating growth management, protecting. regional
resources, promoting economic development and provid-
ing.technical services to local governments," sets a high
bar in order to facilitate a future Florida all can enjoy for-
ever.
Staff writer Michael Curtis can be reached by email at
michael-@greenepublishing.com.


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One of the highlights from previous JAKES events, the in-
credible tracking dogs of the Gaming Commission, are
scheduled to perform as well. JAKES day will be located
at 5757 Rocky Ford Road, approximately six miles north of
Madison, and will run from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Please
call Wally Davis at (850) 973-6260 or (850) 673-6630 for addi-
tional details, although no reservation is required.
Staff writer Michael Curtis can be reached by email at
michael@greenepublishing.com.

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