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Title: Madison County carrier
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Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Tommy Greene
Place of Publication: Madison Fla
Publication Date: February 6, 2008
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Aug. 5, 1964.
General Note: Co-publisher: Mary Ellen Greene.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 32, no. 15 (Nov. 22, 1995).
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THE SPIRIT OF MADISON COUNTY


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Alleged Murderer Was VisitorAt Local Church


By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Gary Michael Hilton, the
man who is believed to have
killed Cheryl Hodges Dunlap,
of Wakulla County, and
Meredith Emerson, who was
hiking in the North Georgia
mountains, was reportedly in
Madison in November.
According to members of
one local church, Hilton
stopped at the church on a
Wednesday night, seeking
food and money for gas.
One of the female mem-
bers reportedly tdok Hilton
into the kitchen of the
church, where she gave him


Driver


Charged With


Manslaughter
By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
On November 7, 2007, a story was
published in the Madison County Carri-
er regarding the death of a ten-year-old
boy named Don'tavius Davon Fead,
who was killed during a traffic crash.
A 1999 Ford Explorer, driven by
Fead's mother, Latara Tomeka Tyson,
32, of Madison, overturned several
times after Tyson lost control. Travel-
ing eastbound on Highway 14, it was
later estimated that Tyson was travel-
ing at 87 mph in the 50 mph zone.
Tyson was critically injured in the
crash and two other passengers were
seriously injured.
Upon investigation, it was deter-
mined that proper child safety re-
straints were not in use, resulting in
Fead's ejection and subsequent death,
also resulting in serious injuries to an-
other child, two-year-old, Makilah Mc-
Clan. After her arrival at Tallahassee
See MANSLAUGHTER, Page 2A



Wanted Sex

Offender

Arrested, In

Texas

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A man, who was wanted on war-
rants from Madison County for failing
to register as a sex offender, was ar-
rested last
month in
Houston,
Texas.
Accord-
ing to the
Madison
County
Sheriff's Of-
fice, Omar
Bonilla Teje-.
da, who was
born Janu-
ary 19,1968, Omar Bonilla Tejeda
was arrested
by Texas authorities on marijuana pos-
session charges.
Tejeda was convicted in 2005 of
lewd and lascivious battery and of hav-
ing sex with a child between 12 and 15
years old.
Tejeda has been a wanted person in
Madison County since April 19, 2006.
There is no word yet on Whether
Tejeda will be extradited back to Madi-
son County.


Gary Michael Hilton


spaghetti to take with him.
The incident took place
after a family night supper
that the church had enjoyed
that evening. Hilton had ap-
parently gone into the church
and sat towards the back.
Some members described ,
Hilton as scruffy-looking and
smelling of a foul odor.
"It's hard being in a situa-
tion like that where someone
comes to you saying they
need help," one person said.
"It's hard not to trust them."
When Hilton was arrest-*
ed several weeks ago for the
murder of Emerson, several
See Hilton, Page 2A


Sending A Crystal Methage,


By Tyrra B Meserve
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A collaborative effort is needed
throughout society to halt an epidemic
that is wasting lives, killing children
and increasing violent crime at an as-
tounding rate. Still, it has remained
undiscussed and un-
derestimated by po-
lite company. Per-
haps thought to be
an isolated problem,
this plague has en-
gulfed the communi-
ty, from big city to
rural America, leav-
ing emaciated, blis-
tered shells of what
was once human in
its wake. The cries of a child as their
parents are taken from them, choosing
to dance with the Devil instead, cannot
be silenced any longer With crystal
meth's highly stimulative effects, all
too often this is a dance to the death.
Do not be fooled by Crystal's alluring
face when she offers an innocent her


"Egalitarian"

By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Kammeron Joseph, a sixth grader
from the Madison County Central
School, outlasted his peers, and over a
dozen rounds of competitive spelling, to
win the 2008 District Spelling Bee. Iman
Taylor, also a sixth grader from MCCS,
was runner-up.
Sponsors, teachers, staff and visi-
tors gathered to capacity in the Madi-
son County School Board meeting room
to observe the scholarship demonstrat-
ed by all participants, who ranged from
fifth to eighth graders. Retired English
teacher, Diane Phillips, explained the
rules and then pronounced the words
during competition.
The district bee is the first round of
official competition leading to the 2008
Scripps National Spelling Bee. Prior to
the national finals, which is held annu-
ally in Washington D.C., Joseph, or Tay-
lor, in his place, should he be unable to
attend, must get past two more competi-
tions at the regional and state level.
Many of the misspelled words this
year were words that are spoken often
See SPELLING BEE, Page 3A


candy. It is, in fact a highly toxic, ex-
tremely addictive, caustic
poison that is eating civilization alive.
A crystal methage4hat leads to the
grave.
The introduction of methamphet-
amines into Madison County commu-
nities, though possi-
bly rare to start, has
now morphed into a
quick moving
plague that is
sweeping up the
youth on its march
of death. Alarming
is the fact that
some of Madison's
youth tg talked
Anto trying "ice" for
the first time by classmates or frtiernds,
unaware of its devastating conse-
quences. Distressihg s the fact that,
more than a few are trapped in envi-
ronments out of control where they
are subjected to and unable to change
the behavior of parents who should be
See CRYSTAL METH, Page 2A


Wins The Bee


Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Michael Curtis,
February 1, 2008
Madison County School Superinten-
dent, Lou Miller, congratulates the 2008
District Spelling Bee Champion, Kam-
meron Joseph, a sixth grader at MCCS.


Teacher Of The Year Banquet Set For Thursday Evening
By Jacob Bembry County High School. Following a
Greene Publishing, Inc. scrumptious meal, principals and stu-
The Madison County Foundation for dents from six schools will award
Excellence in Educa- Teacher of the Year
tion, Inc. will host its ., plaques to the teach-
Golden Apple i, ers from their respec-
Teacher of the Year tive schools. Students
Award banquet this al. eft 8 will introduce each
Thursday evening, teacher.
February 7. At the very end, the Madison County
The banquet will begin at 7 p.m. and School District Teacher of the Year
will be held in the cafeteria at Madison award will be presented.


Ben Stewart

Announces Candidacy

For. Sheriff Of

Madison County
I would
like to an-
nounce my
candidacy for
Sheriff of
Madison
County to fill
the office of
retiring Sher-
iff Pete Buch-
er. This deci-
sion comes
from an overwhelming concern for this
community, a strong desire to influence
the future of Law Enforcement in Madi-
son County, and a lot of prayer.
My goals for the Madison County
Sheriff's Office include presenting a
more concentrated effort on the war on
drugs, increasing the accessibility of
the Sheriff's Office to the public, pro-
moting community awareness and in-
volvement with the operation of the
Sheriff's Office and investing in train-
ing for officers to achieve the most effi-
cient force possible.
I have been afforded the opportuni-
ty to serve this community for over 26
years in Law Enforcement, most of
which has been spent with the Madison
County Sheriff's Office. My experience
includes serving as a Corrections Offi-
cer, Communications Officer, Patrol
Deputy, Traffic Deputy, Felony Investi-
gator, State Attorney Investigator and
finally as a Supdrvisor, retiring from
the Sheriff's Office as Captain in De-
cember of 2005. While working in these
positions I experienced all facets of the
criminal justice system and investigat-
ed all types of crime from petit theft to
homicides. I am confident that this
working knowledge of the Sheriff's Of-
fice has given me the ability to carry
out the duties of the Sheriff effectively,
while being firm, fair and impartial.
Other experience includes 19 years
as a pilot for the Sheriff's Office air-
craft, 11 years as a Polygraph Examiner
for the Sheriffs Office and State Attor-
ney's Office, five years as a State Attor-
ney Investigator for State Attorney Jer-
ry Blair, and six years with the United
States Marine Corps Reserve, receiving
an honorable discharge as a Sergeant. I
have worked the last year-and-a-half as
a Ranger for the Florida Park Service
since my retirement from the Sheriffs
Office.
My educational background in-
cludes graduation from Madison High
School in 1977; graduation from Marine
Corps Boot camp at Parris Island,
South Carolina in 1977; graduation
from North Florida Community College
with an AA degree in 1980; completion
of the NFCC Law Enforcement Acade-
my in 1980; Pilots License in 1983; Poly-
graph School in 1991; Firearms instruc-
tor and various other Law Enforcement
certifications.
I am a member of Fellowship Bap-
tist Church and a member of the
Gideons International. My wife of 18
years, Kim, is a Dental Hygienist with
Doctor Shaw's Office in Madison. My
daughter, Brooke, is 15 and is a sopho-
more in high school. I am the son of
Patsy Stewart and the late Bill Stewart,
Jr. of Madison. I.have one brother, Bill
Stewart, who owns and operates Stew-

Thanks in advance for your support
and prayers as we approach November
4. Please feel free to contact me to dis-
cuss any concern or ideas regarding the
future of law enforcement in Madison
County I can be reached at home at 929-
4094 or for more information please vis-
it my web page at benstewartforsher-
iff.com.
Political advertisement paid for and
approved by Ben Stewart, NPA candi-
date for Sheriff of Madison County.


S 2 Sections, 28 Pages Legals
Around Madison County 6-7A Regional Crime
Church Section B Valentine's Day
Classifieds 12A Health
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Hilton


cont from page 1A


Wandering
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Building For


The Future
Bryan Phillips will preach his second sermon this
coming Sunday, February 10, at 11 a.m. at Midway Bap-
tist Church. Everyone is invited to go out and hear this
young man speak.
Congratulations to Marc and Candice Webb, who are
the proud parents of a new baby girl, Addison Nicole
Webb, who was born January 30, at South Georgia Med-
ical Center in Valdosta. Parents and Addie are all three
doing well, according to proud grandma Judy Webb.
My brother was surprised with a birthday party on
Friday evening, February 1, at our home in Lee. Guests
included James, Margie, J.W, Georgia and Emmie
Phillips, Ronnie Hale, Jamie Wilson and Kathy Wilson.
It was Danny's 40th birthday.
Women are cordially invited to a Woman's Retreat
this weekend at Dowling Park Church of God. To re-
serve your place, please call Janice Flowers at 971-5200
by this Thursday.
The Lee Day committee will meet on Monday, Febru-
ary 11, at 7 p.m. at Town Hall. The theme for this year's
big event is "Building for the Future."
Happy birthday wishes are extended to Sister Betty
Woodward on Tuesday, February 12. She is now with her
daughter in Jacksonville. Please remember her in your
prayers. She has not felt well for quite some time.
My cousin, Tulley King, celebrated his birthday on
Tuesday, February 5.
John and Tisha Phillips will celebrate their wedding
anniversary on Sunday, February 10. I understand that
the two of them recently enjoyed a cruise together.
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!

Manslaughter cont from page 1A
Memorial Hospital, it was also determined that Tyson
had a blood-alcohol content of .153, which, along with
the minors in the vehicle, led to the DUI-Manslaughter
charge.
Corporal J. B. Woodward of the Florida Highway Pa-
trol investigated the crash. Tyson entered a plea of Not
Guilty and was released on a $15,000 bond. According to
State Attorney Todd Hingson, Tyson's arraignment is
set for February 21 in Taylor County where Fred Castle-
man will serve as Public Defender.
Staff writer Michael Curtis can be reached at-
michael@greenepublishing.com.


of the men in the church saw his picture and confirmed
that it was Hilton who had gone to the church that
evening.
One of the male members of the church has spoken
with authorities in Leon County about Hilton being at the
church. Law officers are trying to piece together a time-
line of Hilton's whereabouts in the Dunlap case.
Local law officers urge churches and individuals that
if anyone comes seeking help from them to contact the
Madison County Jail at 973-4001. If the person has a legit-
imate need, assistance may be available from the Madison
County Ministerial Association. They warn people to be
on the alert because one never knows when a person like
Gary Michael Hilton might be in the area.


Crystal Meth cont from page 1A

the behavior of parents who should be shielding their chil-
dren from these dangers. Reprehensible is the fact, that
some of these parents are so lost in their own addiction that
they become the beast themselves, supplying their very owli
babies with the poison in the hopes that the child will be dis-
tracted enough from their hunger, fear, and need of attention
that they will leave their parents alone to chase the dragon.
In basement get-togethers, parties and dance-clubs
around the US children are being exposed to a new and im-
proved peril. According to police reports, drug dealers and
their minions are luring a younger crowd with less harmful
sounding, yet equally deadly "flavored meth." With creative
names such as Strawberry Quick, flavors including choco-
late, cola, strawberry and other soda's, and bright colors that
resemble popular candy favorites of children, younger
crowds are being drawn in to meth's fast growing addiction.
These novel versions are easier to digest, frighteningly
imaginative, but just as deadly.
"It's being processed and produced with flavoring" said
Sarah Pullen, a spokeswoman for the US Drug Enforcement
Administration, "So it is every bit as strong and pure."
Disguising the dangerous drug, dealers are intentional-
ly targeting younger customers in the hopes of gaining long
time buyers. Use of crystal meth among the country's youth
is climbing at alarming rates, especially in Florida's rural
communities. According to a recent survey conducted by the
DEA, the number of meth labs in Florida alone, jumped
from 28 in 2001 to 332 in 2004. With numbers increasing this
rapidly, Florida Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Mar-
shal, Tom Gallagher recently declared that crystal meth has
become a domestic terrorist threat to Florida first respon-
ders and citizens."
Crystal meth can be concealed in homes, sheds, vehicles
and motel rooms state wide. FDLE statistics show the great-
est concentration of meth labs are being discovered in Cen-
tral Florida and the Panhandle. Recent studies show that
crystal meth use among young adults is considerably higher
than previous studies had shown, with the highest percent-
age being 18-26, a disproportional amount being white, male,
truck drivers, students and female homemakers. Additional-
ly, the antisocial behavior exhibited with crystal meth use
appears to be greater in females than males. A large portion
of meth users reported had children living in the home.
Children living in meth labs are at an even greater risk.
Not only are they exposed to the dangers inflicted by meth
use on a constant basis such as increased abuse, neglect,
pornography, sexual battery and filth, a current study
showed that 25% test positive for methamphetamines them-
selves. Living in constant proximity to hazardous chemicals,
these children are often found with bruises, broken bones,
respiratory problems infection malnutrition and chemical
burns. These parents often give their own children "just a
little bit" because the child is tired, crying, and hungry.
"Give them a little meth," one site was quoted as saying "and
they will go off and play with their toys for a few days." '
The burden that foster care is under because of these
drastically climbing numbers of children entering the sys-
tem due to meth use is overwhelming.
"Slim fast of the Suwannee" states Marla Zorn, of the
Tri-County Human Service Center, is a big part of these
numbers. "There have been more removals in Madison
County in the last year than any of the other counties. Along
with numerous other indicators, these children are often
identified when they repeatedly show up to school hungry
and dirty. In 2002, the most recent numbers show that Child
Protective Services spent $1.7 million on Madison County
children removed from homes. CPS was the largest type of
public expenditure. In another study, it was shown that in
clinic population 78% of these children will be placed in out
of home care. Even more upsetting is the fact that "some of
these children are sent back to their birth homes where
problems may get even worse."
"What we need," according to Lieutenant Mark Joost "is
to get extremely tough on prosecution. It has a snowball ef-
fect on our society from robbery to domestic violence, it is
increasing crime in all areas."
"If I left you with a dog," adds Sergeant Ben Ebberson"
and you were caught abusing
and neglecting it, with cur-
rent laws you would go to jail C
longer than the people that.
are doing it to their own chil- -
dren." _S,;
'Meth trafficking and -i|
abuse has increased sharply "Have you .
since 2002 and now exceeds *.
that of any other drug, it is or do ."
currently the most addictive plan on -. .;
and dangerous of illegal oting "
drugs affecting small com- .* ,
munities. CPS reports that it early in -
was involved in the majority Florida's
of cases received. With sta-
tistics still climbing, the p liary ? .'
children will continue to be,^
the ones to pay the price un-
til communities join in the


crusade to stop meth's addic- 0/
tive evil.
Staff writer Tyrra B Log on to www.
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Celebrating History
I had the pleasure of attending the 100th Anniversary
of the Aucilla Central Baptist Church this past Sunday
morning. What a grand time it was.
Many gathered at 10:30 am to start the celebration
which lasted well into the afternoon. As I pulled up, cars
and trucks lined the road on both sides. Isn't it great so
many people came out to worship the Lord and to cele-
brate together?
I would like to take my column space to extend a con-
gratulations to everyone involved in the anniversary cel-
ebration. Everything was fantastic. The history of Au-
cilla, the history of the church, the PowerPoint presenta-
tion, and the invited speaker were all very interesting
and very informative. As I sat and listened, I could just
imagine my grandmother (Cora Lee Hartsfield Greene)
walking the streets and going into the post office and/or
the other stores.
The special music was outstanding. The Couver Sis-
ters (Sondra Joyner, Cindy Shannon, and Shaughnessy
Shannon) sang "I Saw The Light" and "We Are Standing
On Holy Ground." Rebekah Aman graced the congrega-
tion with "Three Wooden Crosses" and "'Amazing Grace."
I had always heard the Aucilla Christian students men-
tion what a beautiful voice Rebekah had, but I had never
had the pleasure of hearing her sing until last Sunday
The covered dish dinner was fantastic. An array of
foods were prepared and enjoyed by all: Nothing beats
good food and fellowship.
I wasn't the only Madisonian that drove to Aucilla to
attend church on Sunday. John Lewis (and son Wilson)
were there visiting with Mrs. Dorothy Lewis (John's
mother). I also learned that Mrs. Lewis is the longest con-
tinual member of the Central Baptist Church. She be-
came a member back in 1964, and has served as the
church clerk since 1974. Isn't that amazing?
I also spent time with Brenda Wynn, who, was there
enjoying the service with her .mother-in-law, Lavonne
Wynn.
I would like to end this column, this week, with
thoughts that stem from one of the songs that Rebekah
sang during church. I have always loved the song "Three
Wooden Crosses" (Randy Travis) and love to sing it (I sing
quietly though, no one wants to hear me sing.)
Some of the words of the chorus say...
"It's not what you take when you leave this world be-
hind you it's what you leave behind you when you go."
If we all could keep those words in our minds and in
our hearts, what a difference we could all make.
Until then... .see you around the town.


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SPELLING BEE


cont from page 1A


but seldom written, causing the audience to let out deep
sighs as spellers were dismissed following the infamous
ring of an old-school desk bell. These misspelled words
included: pretzel, irony, dyslexia, lariat and nightingale,
among others. Ultimately 19 contestants were dismissed
prior to Joseph spelling the winning word, "egalitari-
an."
Jan McHargue, Special Events Coordinator for the
School Board, coordinated the event. "We are so proud
of our spellers and so grateful to our volunteers for their
time," McHargue noted. "Everyone is a winner," she
added. After the competition, all the participants were
treated to the customary lunch outing at Pizza Hut,
where everybody definitely celebrated accordingly
Participants in the 5th to 8th grade bee, and his or
her school, are as follows:

Madison County Central School
JaKeri Keeley
Darryl Wright
Kammeron Joseph (District Champion)
Iman Taylor (District Runner-Up)
Ashley McQuay
Frank Fernandez
Alana Ellison
Kristi Ferrell

Lee Elementary School
Romeo Zea
Crystal Mack

Pinetta Elementary School
Jacob Moore
Kaitlyn Daniel

Greenville Elementary School
Briana Hodge
Byron Fead

Madison Academy
C.J. Hinson
Courtney Strickland
Abby Blanton
Joshua Wood

LATMA Christian Academy
Darron Brown
Donnie Watson

There was also a fourth grade spelling bee, which is
always a hit as the younger kids get their feet wet in
preparation for future competitions. The winner, run-
ner-up, participants and his or her school are as follows:

Madison County Central School
Sunni Mays
La'Resha Crumity (Runner-up)

Lee Elementary School
Alexis Mendheim
Kaitlyn Farnell

Pinetta Flementary School
Megan Washington
Ceridwyn Griffis (District Champion)

Greenville Elementary School
Victor Barber
Orient Livingston Jr.

Madison Academy
Dorian Alberti
Clay Hall

Superintendent Lou Miller joined staff and volun-
teers, congratulating all participants and wishing
Joseph best efforts in the regional bee.
Staff. writer Michael Curtis can be reached at
michael@greenepublishing.com.

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Full disclo-
sure I'm a con-
servative; been National
one for as long
as I can remem- Security
ber.
There isn't a Joe Boyles
conservative Guest Columnist
party in this
country, but if
there were, I'd
reregister my political affiliation in a
heartbeat. Instead, I've been a regis-
tered Republican since I turned 21
back in 1969.
Frequently, I'm disgusted with
mainstream Republican politicians,
but there is little I can disagreewith
conservatives like House members
Mike Pence of Indiana, Jeff Flake of
Arizona, or Jeb Hensarling of Texas.
On the Senate side, Jim Demint of
South Carolina and Tom Coburn of
Oklahoma are my political heroes.
Okay, so what do I mean by the
term "conservative?" After all, politi-
cians throw around labels like "Rea-
gan conservative" and "progressive"
like they are going out of style. What
do these labels really mean?
To my way of thinking, there are
three subsets of conservatives: so-
cial; economic; and security. Let's ex-
amine each.
Social conservatives are often
evangelicals that place family-orient-
ed issues at the top of their political
agenda. These issues include right-
to-life, strengthening the family, tra-
ditional marriage, sanctity-of-life,
and religious freedom, among others.
Economic conservatives are some-
times known as fiscal conservatives.
To them, it's all about the economy
and free markets. Some of their high
priority issues include: lower taxes;
smaller government; free enterprise;
primacy of the private over public
sector; deregulation; and free trade.
Security conservatives place our
nation's security at the top of their
priority list. I have a broader agenda
for them beyond national security in-
cluding law enforcement, tougher
sentencing laws, and victim's rights.
Security conservatives are advocates
for the military and strengthening
our southern border with Mexico.
There are a handful of other is-
sues, such as school choice, judicial
prudence and constructionism which
are important to most conservatives,
but the three key areas I have men-
tioned are the generally accepted fac-
tions of modern-day conservatism.
Now you ask, what is most impor-
tant to your humble scribe? First of
all, let me say that each of these fac-
tions are important to me.
I believe passionately in the rights
of the unborn and other sanctity-of-


life issues. I
'* -was trained as
an economist
so fiscal issues
are critically
important to
me. And as a
former profes-
sional military
officer, nation-
al security was
my bread and butter. That's primari-
ly why I've been writing this column
each week for the past five years.
Now that I have tip-toed around
the ideological tulips, I must come
down on the side of economics. I be-
lieve in the strength of the private
sector and the economic conditions
which it creates. For the most part,
when government intervenes in the
market, it fouls up the machinery of
the economic engine, so I would near-
ly always err on the side of deregula-
tion. I want to see lower taxes al-
ways, not just because government is
generally wasteful with public
monies, but because money gives peo-
ple you and me -- the freedom to
make their own, independent choice'
es. Individual choice and liberty are
very important core issues in my psy-
che. The late Milton Freidman was
and is my philosophical touchstone.
If John McCain wins the Republi-
can Party's nomination, he will stack
up pretty well on the (my term) "con-
servatometer."
He will arguably have the
strongest national security -creden-
tials of any president since Eisen-
hower should he be elected in Novem-
ber.
His support for social conserva-
tive issues is quite strong. I think his
economic conservatism is the most
suspect of the three, but he is strong-
ly in favor of reigning in wasteful
government spending and I give him
a lot of credit for that. To make up
for apparent weakness in the eco-
nomic area, I would place a lot of em-
phasis on the credentials of his run-
ning mate and key advisors.
For example, key cabinet officials
in a McCain Administration would
be Treasury and Commerce, in addi-
tion to the traditional areas of State
and Defense.
Next week in this space, I'm going
to discuss McCain in greater detail.
Since conservatism is a dirty
word in national Democrat Party pol-
itics, I won't bother to evaluate the
relative conservatism of either
Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama.
Let's just say there isn't much to talk
about, although when the Democrats
finally pick their nominee, there cer-
tainly will be some important com-
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REGIONAL CRIME BLOTTER


State CyberCrime Investigators Arrest State Employee

For Producing Child Pornography


A joint investigation
between the Attorney
General's CyberCrime
Unit, the Florida Depart-
ment of Law Enforce-
ment, the Tampa Police
Department, the Depart-
ment of Children and
Families, and the Federal
Bureau of Investigation
has tonight led to the ar-
rest of Al Zimmerman,
an employee of the De-
partment of Children
and Families. Zimmer-
man was taken into cus-
tody and charged with
eight counts of using a
child in a sexual perfor-
mance, a second-degree


felony punishable by up
to 15 years per count.
Investigators deter-
mined that at least two
victims between the ages
of 16 and 17 were solicit-
ed by Zimmerman to per-
form lewd acts, which
were used by Zimmer-
man to create child
pornography. The crimi-
nal investigation is ongo-
ing and no additional in-
formation is available at
this time. Zimmerman
was booked into the
Hillsborough County
Jail.
Zimmerman was
hired by the Department


in March 2005. He most
recently served as a De-
partment spokesperson.
He was terminated im-
mediately State-
ment released by Attor-
ney General Bill McCol-
lum:
"Every photograph,
every image, every last-
ing impression of a
child's sexual abuse per-
petuates this horrible
crime over and over
again. CyberCrime
knows no boundaries,
targets all demographics,
and should never fail to
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missioner Gerald Bailey:
"Law enforcement
has no tolerance for
those who victimize our
children. We appreciate
the full cooperation of
the Department of Chil-
dren and Families and
the close collaboration of
local, state and federal
law enforcement part-
ners in this case."
Statement released
by the Tampa Police De-
partment:
Sergeant Mumford of
the Tampa Police Depart-
ment Child Abuse and
Sex Crimes Unit released
the following statement:
'"A cooperative effort on
the part of all agencies
involved has brought a
successful conclusion to
this investigation. We ap-
preciate the assistance of
all agencies involved."
Statement released
by Department of Chil-
dren and Families Secre-
tary Bob Butterworth:
"The alleged actions


of Mr. Zimmerman are a
betrayal of trust to this
Department, its employ-
ees, and the people we


serve. We know the chil-
dren and families of
Florida rely on us to pro-
tect them, and in taking
that responsibility, we
pledge to keep them safe.
"I applaud the work
of the Attorney Gener-
al's CyberCrime Unit,
the Florida Department
of Law Enforcement and
the Tampa Police Depart-
ment for their swift and
thorough efforts to take
action in this matter.
"In light of this inci-
dent, I am asking the
Florida Department of
Law Enforcement to


work with the Depart-
ment to conduct a thor-
ough investigation to
determine if any child
in the state's care has
been victimized. Mr.
Zimmerman's alleged
conduct is an egregious
breach of the public
trust and will not be tol-
erated. He has been ter-
minated."
Zimmerman was
taken into custody by
authorities in Lakeland
and will be transported
to Hillsborough County
to be booked into the
Hillsborough County
Jail. The probable
cause affidavit and
booking photo can be
obtained from the Hills-
borough County Orient
Road Jail at (813) 247-
8000. He will be prose-
cuted by the Attorney
General's Office of
Statewide Prosecution
and faces up to 120 years
in prison if convicted of
all charges. The investi-
gating agencies are all
members of the Inter-
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AROUND MADISON COUNTY


IN MEMORY-


ORENTHEA J.
"O.J." AI1NS
DECEMBER 8, 1978 -
FEBRUARY 5, 2004
His spirit lives on and always
will. Times he laughed, gave advice,
or just listened echo in the memories
of those whose lives he touched. And
in being so remembered, his legacy
will live on.
Love always,
Nadine, Will, Arna
Step, Vida and Family


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February 6
You're invited to our
Ash Wednesday Service at
7 p.m. on February 6. This
day marks the beginning
of Lent and its name is de-
rived from the ancient
practice of marking the
foreheads of worshipers
with ashes from the un-
used branches of the pre-
vious year. ,The ashes are
symbols of sadness and
humility and a reminder
of our mortality. Join us
for Pastor Bob Laidlaw's
powerful message.
February 6
The Tall Pines Club
will meet on Wednesday,
February 6, in the Mill
conference room at 12 p.m.
Barbeque will be fur-
nished. You may bring
something that will go
with barbeque. Make
plans to attend for good
food, fun and fellowship.
February 7
Free financial seminar
will be available to women
only at Divine Events on
Thursday, February 7, at
6:30 p..m. Free refresh-
ments will be-served. The
subject of the seminar will
be "Women, Money, and
Power." To register, please
call Steve at Crown Wealth
Management at (229) 247-
0850.
February 8
The Mark Trammell
Trio will be in concert at
Yogi Bear's 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 of-
fering will be received. For


more information, please
call (850) 973-4622 or (850)
464-0114.
February 12
On Tuesday, February
12, the Suwannee River
Water Management Dis-
trict's Governing Board
will meet at 9 a.m. at Dis,
trict Headquarters in Live
Oak. All meetings, work-
shops, and hearings are
open to the public.
February 14
Christian Heritage
Academy will be hosting a
Valentine's Day Banquet
on Thursday, February 14,
starting at 6:30 p.m. A sug-
gested donation of $10 is
requested 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 chil-
dren up to the 5th grade.
February 16
The Browder's 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 Je-
sus," and many others. For
more information, please
call (850) 973-4622 or (850)
973-0114.
February 16
The Pine Tree Quilters
Annual Brunch and Quilt
Show will be held from 9
a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Co-op-
erative Methodist Min-
istries Meeting Hall.
There will be a drawing
for 2 door prizes, delicious
food, and crafts and quilts
for sale. Donations go to


help their mission to keep
as many needy babies
warm as we can.For more
information, please call
(850) 973-4266 or (850) 929-
4938.
February 17
Madison County His-
torical Society will meet
Sunday, February 1.7, at
2:30 p.m. at Elmer's Gene-
ology Library
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
ResignSong of Chat-
tanooga, Tenn. will be in
concert at Yogi Bear's
Jellystone Park on Satur-
day, March 29, at 7 p.m. Ad-
mission is free, however a
love offering will be re-
ceived 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 information, or di-
rections, call (866) 236-7812
or (850) 971-9904.


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' William F.

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, Alexander


Mr. William F. "Bill"
Alexander, age 89, died
early Thursday morning
at the Archbold Hospital.
He was born in Penn-
sylvania where he retired
from the State Highway as
an engineer. He is sur-
vived by his wife, Mrs.
Juanita Wheeler Alexan-
der of Thomasville, Ga.;
and one sister, Mrs. Anna
Krall and Husband Bob of
Eldred, Penn. He was a
member of the First Pres-
byterian Church of
Thomasville.
Memorial Services
will be held at a later date.
Beggs Funeral Home
of Madison is in charge of
arrangements.

w.c.

"Bill"

Byrd


W.C. "Bill" Byrd, age 76,
of Dade City, passed away
January 24, 2008. He was
born in Greenville.
He served for his coun-
try during the Korean Con-
flict. He retired from Lykes
Brothers after 34 years in
2001.
He is survived by the
love of his life for 53 years,
Bettie W. Byrd of Dade
City; a daughter, Sandra R.
(Tim) Davis of Lakeland; a
brother, D. Royce Byrd of
Madison; two granddaugh-
ters, Ashley N. (Ricky)
Hughes of Polk City, and
Jessica D. Raymer of Dade
City
No Memorial services
will be held. In lieu of flow-
ers, donations can be made
to the Florida Sheriffs
Boys Ranch.







The kind expressions
of sympathy on the death
of my husband, Capt.
William H. Green, have
deepened my appreciation
of the good folks who live
here.
We are a community
where people who may
have only seen you out and
about have a respectful re-
gard and a reservoir of
good wishes for your well-
being.
I have welcomed your
caring expressions of con-
cern, and am truly grateful
for the contributions in his
honor to the U.S. Naval
Academy Foundation.
Marianne Green and
family


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AROUND VMADISON COUNTY




Connecting With Art


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Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Tyrra B Meserve, January 23, 2008
Alice Cappa shows her students how to blend in art. -,


By Tyrra B Meserve
Greene Publishing, Inc.
An alarming problem growing within this commu-
nity, children that are taken from parents for numer-
ous reasons and becoming wards of the state are find-
ing fewer places to call home. With staggering num-
bers on the rise. these children, not only are lost to the
homes which, for a multitude of circumstances are
deemed unfit, but on many occasions are lost within
the system itself. The foster arrangement that local
government agencies rely on to house and protect
these children face difficulties finding homes for these
children, be it temporary or permanent, when fewer
families are able to provide the stable environment
that is required. It takes a village to raise a child, the
old proverb states, and children throughout the com-
munity need that village to come together today
According to Marla Zorn at the Tri-County Human
Service Center, biological parents are not able to care
for their children due to many factors. Drug or alcohol
abuse, physical or mental illness and neglect are just
some of the most glaring examples of how these trou-
bled children find themselves without homes and
healthy role models when they need them the most.
Terrified and uprooted, it becomes their case manag-
er's responsibility to pave the road for these children
to continue on. Anything from visiting the child regu-
larly for updates, facilitating visitation with the bio-
logical family to helping the child deal with their feel-
ings as they try to find suitable lodgings, falls on the
shoulders of the case manager. A daunting responsi-
bility to find stability in an imperfect world.
With luck, the child can be placed with other fami-
ly members, reunification with the parents as the goal.
However, more often than not, the child's life experi-
ence is not as easily rectified as that; many fosters are
unable to be placed and remain wards of the state un-
til they reach the age of adulthood, their childhoods
muddied through a blur of temporary faces. In the
growing years, the need for a stable, healthy and lov-
ing home cannot be impressed enough. The thought of
growing into a productive adult without these basic
necessities is unfathomable.
If there is room in ones heart and home for a foster
child, do not take lightly the impact one can have on
these children's lives. Contact Camelot Community
Care, Inc., Tri-County Human Service Center at (850)
948-1242, for your ability to give these children a child-
hood full of love and fulfillment that they so richly de-
serve to grow as upstanding citizens of the communi-
ty.
Staff reporter Tyrra B. Reserve can be reached at
tyrrag@greenepublishing. corn


By Tyrra B Meserve
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Somerset Maugham
once said that life isn't
long enough for love and
art. If that is indeed true,
then professional artist
and teacher Alice Cappa
gives her students at ARC
a little more than just
time. Coming in twice a
week to share her skills
with ARC members, the
art program that started
a couple of years ago as a
collaborative effort be-
tween Cappa and ARC
Administrator Tim
Ressler, is being respond-
ed to with flying colors.
Cappa, found through
the Internet, is an artist
in Monticello who is dedi-
cated to not only her gift,
but to the individuals
with whom she shares it.
Participants in the art


program get a chance to
learn from the ground up
the adaptability of art
and how to apply it to so
many aspects of life.
From fingerpainting to
woven blankets, Cappa
brightens her students'
worlds with primary col-
ors twice a week through
the annual program that
will hopefully be avail-
able for years to come.
Ressler first contact-
ed the artist after seeing
her website on the Inter-
net. After the initial con-
tract with Cappa expired,
ARC staff members real-
ized the impact art had
on the participants and
requested Cappa's re-
turn. Happy to. oblidge,
Cappa's rapport with her
students is in itself a gift.
ARC members are all
smiles as Cappa guides


Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Tyrra B Meserve, January 23, 2008
, From sketches to applying color, Alice Cappa is there to help her blooming artists.


them through each les-
son with pictures, vi-
brant hues and individ-
ual attention to detail
that shows off each par-
ty's' talent.
To work so well with
others, gearing the tutor-
ial towards each person's
need is in itself a form of
art. With patience and an
eye for detail, Cappa
finds herself split be-
tween ARC artists at both
the Madison and Monti-
cello sites.
"They've really done
some neat things," ARC
Supervisor Marty
Sheffield notes. "Last
year, she brought in some
wool and showed them
how to work it into yarn
for knitting."
It was this handmade
product that would later
be woven into a beautiful
blanket that taught the
students not only how to
create a work of art, but
the even more important
lesson of working togeth-
er.
Always aware of her
artists' needs, Cappa pro-
motes group participa-
tion by allowing the class
to make choices as to
their projects as well.
Life at ARC seems to
be a bit brighter, thanks
to an artist-turned-
teacher, who shows her
class that everyday life is
a chance to be a pretty
collaborative tapestry
when working together
as a team.
Staff writer Tyrra B
Meserve can be reached at
tyrra 'greenepubjishling.c


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AROUND MADISON COUNTY



MLK Day Speaker Gets Support Of State Surgeon General


By Michael Curtis ..
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Madison County
Chapter of the Charmettes
sponsored the Annual Rev.
Dr. Martin Luther Kirig, Jr.
Day Celebration for 2008.
The theme of the event was
"Unity Begins With U," and
"A Day On, Not A Day Off."
Following introductions
and announcements and an
exceptional vocal solo by
Rashonda Denson, Rev-
erend Robert Holmes was ".
introduced as the event's
keynote speaker.
Speaking to hundreds,
Holmes opened with a
scriptural reference re-
minding the audience that
in order to meet one's spir-
itual calling, one must
"love his brother" and
share in helping those
around him. Holmes fur-
(Left to right)Dr. Emile Com
their expressed his commit- to rght) DrEmle o
er expresse is commitda DOH; Reverend Robert Holme
ment to improving Madi- joining forces to address infant
son County by launching a
three-year program to com-
bat infant mortality, among other priorities. Holmes
was born in Lee and also spoke briefly about the
changes that have taken place since.
Using examples from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s
life and ministry, Holmes championed four areas of con-

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mortality and other minority health challenges facing Madison County.


TWO GREAT EVENTS

COMING TO THE


MONTICELLO

OPERA HOUSE!


The Monticello Opera.
House presents Live Radio
Theater, with Abbott and
Costello, a "mad scientist"
thriller and The Lone
Ranger, Fri. and Sat., Feb
15 and 16, at 8:00 PM. Din-
ner is available before the
show, by reservation, at
7:00.
Join us as we recreate
the look and feel of a 1940's
radio studio with you as
the "live studio audience."
See how sound effects
were done in the predigital
era, and help us celebrate
the 75th anniversary of
the original Lone Ranger
broadcast.
Tickets are $25 for din-
ner and the show, with
reservations needed for
dinner. Show only tickets
are $12, or $10 .for mem-
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I.V Maa Ison i
SProperter

dik ee to remind
hormeWners who had a change
in home ownership in the past
year to file for homestead
exemption. Also, seniors 65 and
over don't forget to re-apply for
senior exemption. If you
purchased property in the last
year that qualifies for
agricultural classification, you
must re-apply in your own
name. These exemptions and
classifications are worth the
time to come in and apply.
Deadline for filing is March 1.
Our office is located in the
courthouse annex, room 201.
Office hours are
Monday thru Friday 8:00am to
5:00pm. Please feel free to call
973-6133, come by, or visit our
website
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6:30, dinner is at 7, and the
show starts at 8. Call 997-
4242 for info and reserva-
tions.
ALSO... Bob Milne,
America's favorite rag-
time pianist, returns to
the Opera House for his
annual concert Fri., Feb 8,
at 8:00 PM. Bob puts on a
terrific show, with great
music, jokes and wonder-
ful stories about the mu-
sic's history A good time
is guaranteed! Reserva-
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are $15. Call 997-4242.

Babe Ruth

League

Registration

Set
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Registration for the
Babe Ruth Baseball
League will be held this
Saturday, February 9, at
the Madison County Cour-
thouse, from 9 a.m. until
12 noon. Girls, ages 4-16,
and boys, ages 4-15, are
cordially invited to sign.
The child's birth cer-
tificate and a $40 registra-
tion fee are required for
each participant.
'A coach's meeting, for
anyone interested in
coaching a Babe Ruth
League team, will be held
at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Febru-
ary 10 at the Courthouse.
For more information.
call 673-7979..


cern, ultimately suggesting that a
fulltime county specialist must be
brought in to address them individu-
ally. The four areas mentioned were
infant mortality, drug prevention,
AIDS/HIV awareness and
FCAT/educational training.
Three prominent state health of-
ficials in attendance agreed to aggres-
sively support the process, starting
with the infant mortality disparity
The topic is being featured during the
upcoming health summit in Tallahas-
see. Secretary of the Florida Depart-
ment of Health, Dr. Ana Viamonte
Ros, stated her strong support for all
children's issues, especially the dis-
parity issues facing Madison County
Her Minority Health Officer, Dr.
.Emile Commedore, agreed, express-
ing his devotion to combating infant
mortality Dr. Bill Sappenfield, Flori-
da DOH Child Health Officer, closed
the topic, also committing his time
and resources for the project.
Staff writer Michael Curtis can be
reached by email at
michael(a)greenepublishing.com.


Peyton Andrew Perkins
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nounce
the birth of
. their son.
Peyton An-
drew Perkins.
Peyton ar-
rived on December
11, at 11:47 a.m. at South Georgia
Medical Center in Valdosta, Ga.
Peyton weighed 9 lbs., 5 oz., and
was 21 4 long.
Maternal grandparents are
Laura Scott of Ma'dison and Mike
and Jill Burkhaller of Orlando.
Maternal grandparents *are
Russell and Judy Scott of Orlando
and Ed and JoNell Davis of
Crossville, Tenn. Maternal great-
grandparents are Elaine Freytag
and the late J.D. Freytag of
Crossville, Tenn. and Blonie
Bur-khaller and the late Jess
Burkhaller of Orlando.
Paternal grandparents
are Mike and Tammy Quarter
of Cherry Lake and the late
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who was born January 30, 2008, at 2:01
p.m. at South Georgia Medical Center in
Valdosta, Ga.
Addison Nicole weighed in at six
pounds and two ounces and measured 19

Frank and Judy Webb of Lee and her
maternal grandparents are Ronnie and
Sharon Capps of Live Oak.
Dad, Mom and Addie are all doing
fine.
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On their wedding day, women want everything to
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be would trade a year of bad hair days for a good one
on that special day, when all eyes are on them.
Great hair begins months before the big day, ac-
cording to Ernie McCraw, director of professional
beauty education for Sally Beauty Supply Having a
good hair day isn't just luck. You have to get your hair
in shape just like you would your body.
Start with your stylist. Schedule a consultation
and take along your headpiece or any hair acces-
sories you have selected to go with your dress, as well
as pictures of the hairstyle you have in mind. The
stylist can tell you what's possible and, more impor-
tant, what isn't possible, and help create a style that
works best for you. Keep an open mind. You want a
style that reflects your personality and works with
the setting.
Your stylist can also assess the condition of your
hair and recommend treatments to improve your hair
before the wedding. Healthy hair is just going to look


better and style better. Moisture is key. Too little and
your hair is brittle, dull and breaks easily. Too much
and your hair can look oily, stringy and won't hold a
style. It is important to find products that suit your
hair type, but there are a few items, that every bride-
to-be should have on hand: clarifying shampoo, daily
conditioner and leave-in detangler.
A clarifying shampoo will remove residue from
styling products that can weigh down your hair. Ion
Purifying Shampoo, for example, also helps to elimi-
nate mineral deposits that can even affect the color of
your hair. A daily conditioner will instantly condi-
tion the hair without leaving hair heavy. A detangler
will make it easier to comb through by reducing fric-
tion and preventing breakage.
Keep in mind, if you want to add color or high-
lights to your hair, schedule it at least two weeks in
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every day.
Be sure to drink eight glasses of water daily to hy-
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sleep. Take the time to lightly exfoliate your skin at least
once a week.
Get into the habit of having a full facial to rid your
skin of impurities. Don't try a new facial or get any-
thing waxed just before the wedding, as you might irri-
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: Most wedding gowns are designed to show plenty of
skin, and it would be a shame to have to cover up be-
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"If you have an imperfection that you can't remove
or a tattoo you'd like to conceal, you may want to con-
sider a product that can hide and expertly cover skin
imperfections for the big day," said Kim Heintzman,
makeup artist.
In fact, the Journal of the American Academy of
Dermatology reports that 24 percent of Americans be-


tween 18 and 50 are tattooed. While you might love show-
ing off your tattoo on a daily basis, your wedding day
might be a different story
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and Multi-Function Concealer SPF 15. The opaque treat-
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"It's formulated to provide superior moisturization
and antioxidants, while evening skin tone and reducing
the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles," said Heintz-
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A good smudge-resistant concealer corrects, covers
and treats all skin imperfections including blemishes,
scars, age spots, birthmarks and uneven skin tone.
"When applying any concealer to your face, use your
fingertip or a sponge to blend the edges," said Heintz-
man. "To conceal more serious flaws, apply in a dab/pat
motion and build until you have desired coverage."
Once you use the concealer for the wedding day,
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wedding. How can you get around the cost and still have
a stunning display?
Instead of visiting the florist, try this: visit your
local garden or home center and purchase several flats
of annuals or perennials in colors matching that of
your wedding party Purchase enough small plastic or
terra cotta pots for each plant. Spray paint the pots in
gold or silver, or wrap in elegant, metallic foil. Each pot
gets a plant or two. This can also be done with tree
seedlings.
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HEALTH .& NUTRITION



Five Resolutions To Keep Your


It's that time of the year when creating New Years
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getting healthy, managing money, and getting orga-
nized, why not start with something that could be the
foundation of all the broken resolutions throughout the
year your home. Believe it or not, an unhealthy home
can lead to an unhealthy lifestyle.
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floors. "By caring for your floors properly, it could lead
to less illness and allergies, encourage you to take bet-
ter care of other things in your home, and help you save
money by preventing flooring disasters in the future."
There are five easy flooring resolutions everyone
should consider for the new year:
Throw out your mops, brooms,
and other cleaning supplies.
You should always replace your cleaning supplies at
least yearly to keep down the dust and dirt left inside
your mop, broom, or cloth from a year of cleaning.
Newcom says to take it one step further and replace
these supplies so that you have one cleaning tool for
each type of floor in your home. "Believe it or not, you
could be damaging your floors if you are using the
same mop for the different flooring surfaces in your
home," says Newcom. You should have a mop for each
type of cleaner you use. No matter how much you
may rinse a mop, it retains residue from the other
cleaners, which can damage surfaces for which it is not
intended.
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keep the dirt out of the house. "Doorway mats stop col-
lecting dirt after a year of wear and tear even if they
are shaken out regularly," says Newcom. Protect your
floor and your family and purchase a new one. If it's a
fabric material, taking it to a professional cleaner may
bring it back to life.
Rearrange your Furniture.
Not only will rearranging your furniture give you a
sense of a new space and may help energize you to de-
clutter your home, but if you have wood floors, rear-
ranging your furniture is actually healthy for the
wood. "Because wood is a natural product, it absorbs
sunlight," says Newcom. Some species of wood, like
Brazilian Cherry, are photosensitive. This means they
age and color differently when exposed to sunlight.
Most floors darken and enhance in color as they ab-
sorb light. When you rearrange your furniture, you're
allowing the areas of flooring once shaded to be ex-
posed to sunlight and catch up in color to the other ar-
eas of your floor.
Protect your Floors.
By protecting your floors year round, you'll save
money by preventing expensive disasters that may hap-
pen if left unattended. If you have a tile floor, consider
recoloring and resealing your grout. It's an easy fix
and can bring your tile back to life. Due to its porosity,
natural stone floors are susceptible to staining. Sealers
reduce the likelihood of easy staining and help protect
your natural stone.
If you have wood floors and they've lost shine or
luster, recoat them. This will also help stay on top of
cracks or scratches. It's a process that is similar to
cleaning your carpets and can typically be completed in
one day to provide protection for a year or more.


30ew Year
Keep Your Staircases In Shape.
When was the last time you took a good look at your
staircase? Chances are, if you look closely enough, you'll
find loose balusters, chipped paint, and they may squeak a
bit. Just like your floors, taking good care of your stair-
case is important. Newcom suggests making an appoint-
ment with someone who specializes in staircases, like the
professionals at Bast Floors, for a yearly check up. "It's im-
portant to catch any problems with a staircase as soon as
possible," says Newcom. '"A small squeak may seem like
nothing on the outside, but if not fixed now it could be a
bigger problem in a few years."
Taking care of your floors is the first step to a healthy
lifestyle. If you're worried you may not keep these New
Year's Resolutions past February start small. Don't set
yourself up for failure. By tackling each resolution one at
a time, you'll feel a sense of accomplishment along the
way and avoid becoming overwhelmed. Plus, you'll have a
healthier home, a healthier lifestyle and you may just find
yourself setting other goals to improve the world around
you!
About Bast Floors & Staircases
The Bast family name has been in industry since 1918,
and in 1987 they brought their expertise to Tampa. Having
worked for some of the area's most high profile people and
facilities, Bast is known as a leader in Tampa Bay's floor-
ing industry The company's showroom is one of the
largest in the area dedicated to hardwood, natural stone
and tile, and custom staircases. Services include the de-
sign and installation of custom staircases; installation, re-
pair, and restoration of hardwood, natural stone and tile
floors, as well as natural stone and tile walls and showers.
For more information on Bast Floors & Staircases, call
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HEALTH & NUTRITION




A Chance Of Chapping


By Tyrra B. Meserve tion, there
Greene Publishing, Inc. around the h
Cold air blowing across our state to the.doctor
brings unpleasantness in a number of ple practice
ways. Whether dawning sweaters to fight lessen your
the frosties, or salving the skin to stop scaly skin bl
chaffing and chapping, protective mea- help prevent
sures are necessary to stop the elements For started
from doing harm to the body's exposed the skin after
and vulnerable parts. Dry skin returns to Skin hydrate
plague people during the winter months, so applying
unfazed by gender or profession. As you bathing will
bundle up to patiently bide your time till urally Baby
that first burst of spring, there are some the best to s
trouble-free steps you can be taking to sure if your
make sure Jack Frost's nips aren't quite a problem wi
so excruciating. ble baths anc
Ordinarily itchy, but not serious, dry irritate the s
skin is most often caused by environmen- on your tower
tal factors. Extended periods of time in softener sine
harsh or arid atmospheres, bathing too dry off with
frequently and other agents that suck the Eat lots
moisture out of ones' skin can all lead to green leafy v
dry skin problems. Unless there is a rash, tamin A, w
or other signs of a more serious medical growth and r
condition such as an allergic reaction, or not big on ch
if the skin is cracked, allowing bacteria a acids in the f
chance to enter the skin, causing infec- health shake


National Black


HIV/AIDS


Awareness Day


Set For February 7
By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
"PREVENTION IS POWER"
Citizens of Madison County are encouraged and in-
vited to participate in a community vigil to recognize
National Black HIV/AIDS Day It is scheduled for Feb-
ruary 7 at Lake Francis from 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
The Regional Minority Aids Coordinator (RMAC)
with the Department of Health, Deveda Bellamy, in part-
nership with the Madison County Alcohol and Other
Drug Prevention Coalition, is hosting the vigil, consist-
ing of a two-lap walk around Lake Francis.
All participants are requested to assemble at 5 p.m.
at Lake Francis for prayer before beginning the walk.
Participants are also asked to bring flashlights and wear
light colored clothing to ensure safety. Additional spon-
sors include: HPPI, Mt. Zion Madison and Health Min-
istry


usually is a remedy lying
house that can save you a trip
r's office. Here are some sim-
es that can be adopted to
vulnerability towards these
ues, with a couple of tips to
it from getting any worse.
ers, apply bath oil directly to
er each trip to the showers.
es itself from the inside out
oils and moisturizers after
help your skin do its job nat-
oil and unscented lotions are
tart out with if you are not
skin is sensitive or if there is
ith allergies. Also, avoid bub-
l harsh soaps, as they tend to
skin. If you use dryer sheets
els, try switching to a liquid
;e the towel you just used to
may also be drying you out.
of carrots, tomatoes and
vegetables that are high in vi-
hich is important for the
repair of your skin. If you're
romping down essential fatty
form of foods, try a vegetable
e first thing in the morning,


such as a V8 or tomato juice mix to get
them in your system to get you through
the day Dry or chapped skin is often due
to a deficiency in fatty acids or vitamins
A, B, and C that are used by the body to
keep skin healthy and smooth. Stocking
you system up on these can help you stop
scratching your surface when it counts.


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symptoms that are already rising to the
top, Petroleum Jelly is at the top of the
list. Found in the medicine cabinets of
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By Tyrra B. Meserve
Greene Publishing. Inc.
The Healthy Start program at Madison County
Health Department is hosting free childbirth classes for
expectant mothers. Classes will be held January 31. Feb-
ruary 7, 14, 21, and 28 from 3:30 p.m. until 5 p.m. All ex-
pectant mothers are invited to come down for the free
class and learn tips and helpful aids to ease their
birthing experience. Mothers may come alone or are in-
vited to bring a friend, family member or a partner. A
certified childbirth educator will be there to lend a hand
and useful information for those attending.
For more information or to register for the class.
please call Bridget Gamble, CPCE at (850) 973-5000. ex-
tension 214. Don't forget to bring a friend.


worker on dry skin'woes. Comfrey cream
will help new cells grow and calendula
ointment in dry weather will pe :k your
skin right up. Applying oils of St. Johns
Wort, olive and avocado after ba:hs will
keep you moist throughout your day and
everyone should know you can never get
enough cocoa butter to go around.
If the sun's to blame for flaky skin,
cover up or go inside. Overexposure to so-
lar rays does more long-term harm than
good. Trying to keep your youthful glow
is an uphill battle when you over-tan
your hide, so when you get a chance to
plant springtime' bulbs, make sure you
wear a hat. Moderate sun in the early
morning and late afternoon is healthy for
your skin, as it activates the production
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In addition to knowledge and
knowhow, prevention is another elixir of
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fault free, but at least smoother through
the harsh days to come.
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www.greenepublishing.com Madison County Carrier Wednesday, February 6, 2008 13A


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

ARTHUR GLEN SMITH, CASE NO.:2008-54-CA
as Mortgagee,
Plaintiff,
V.

CHARLES HOUSTON & MARY HOUSTON
The unknown spouse of Charles Houston&
The unknown spouse of Mary Houston;
any and all unknown parties claiming by, through,
under, and against the herein named individual
defendants) who are not known to be dead or
alive, whether said unknown parties may claim
an interest as spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees,
or other claimants; Tenant #1, Tenant #2,
Tenant #3, and Tenant #4 the names being
fictitious to account for parties in possession,
Defendants.


WO13oe #031 A13M1

To the above-names Defendant(s) and all others whom it may concern

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following de-
scribed property in Madison County, Florida, to-wit:

.48 Acres BEG AT SE COR OF NE4 OF NW4 RUN N 663'W 125'TO POB
THEN RUN SW 17' W 76' N 341' E 32'

Has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, to it on Plaintiff's attorney and counsel of record, THE LAW OFFICES
OF MONICA TAIBL, P.L., P.O. Box 836, Madison, Florida, 32340, within thirty 30
days after the first publication of this Notice of Action, and file the original with the
Clerk of Court, Honorable Tim Sanders, whose address is Madison County Court-
house, 125 SW Range Avenue, Madison, Florida, 32340, either before service on the
Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter. If you fail to answer, defend or otherwise
plead to this action to foreclose a mortgage, a Default will be entered against you for
relief demanded in the Complaint This Notice of Action is executed and published pur-
suant to the provisions of 49.08, et seq.. Florida Statutes.



DATE: January, 2008


TIM SANDERS
As Clerk of Circuit Court


By: Ramona Dickinson
As Deputy Clerk


L 12/1 /3/08


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


ARTHUR GLEN SMITH,
as Mortgagee,
Plaintiff,


CASE NO.:2008-55-CA


v.

ELIZA HAWES & TAWANHA HAWKINS
The unknown spouse of Eliza Hawes &
The unknown spouse of Tawanha Hawkins;
any and all unknown parties claiming by, through,
under, and against the herein named individual
defendants) who are not known to be dead or
alive, whether said unknown parties may claim
an interest as spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees,
or other claimants; Tenant #1, Tenant #2,
Tenant #3, and Tenant #4 the names being
fictitious to account for parties in possession,
Defendants.
. . /


To the above-names Defendant(s) and all others whom it may concern

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following de-
scribed property in Madison County, Florida, to-wit:

From the southeast corner of the West half of the Southeast quarter, sec-
tion 28, township north Range 9 East, run North 21.94 chains, thence West 14.31
chains to a POINT OF BEGINNING thence run North 1.59 chains, thence run West
1.59 chains, thence run South 1.59 chains, and thence run East 1.49 chains to POINT
OF BEGINNING, containing acre, more or less.

Has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, to it on Plaintiff's attorney and counsel of record, THE LAW OFFICES
OF MONICA TAIBL, P.L., P.O. Box 836, Madison, Florida, 32340, within thirty 30
days after the first publication of this Notice of Action, and file the original with the
Clerk of Court, Honorable Tim Sanders, whose address is Madison County Court-
house, 125 SW Range Avenue, Madison, Florida, 32340, either before service on the
Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter. If you fail to answer, defend or otherwise
plead to this action to foreclose a mortgage, a Default will be entered against you for
relief demanded in the Complaint This Notice of Action is executed and published pur-
suant to the provisions of 49.08, et seq.. Florida Statutes.


DATE: January, 2008


TIM SANDERS
As Clerk of Circuit Court


By: Ramona Dickinson
As Deputy Clerk
2/f 2//a08


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


FLORIDA D. SMITH,
as Mortgagee,
Plaintiff,


CASE No. 2008-57-CA


NORMAN BARFIELD & DENEEN BARFIELD
The unknown spouse of Norman Barfield&
The unknown spouse of Deneen Barfield;
any and all unknown parties claiming by, through,
under, and against the herein named individual
defendants) who are not known to be dead or
alive, whether said unknown parties may claim
an interest as spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees,
or other claimants; Tenant #1, Tenant #2,
Tenant #3, and Tenant #4 the names being
fictitious to account for parties in possession,
Defendants.


To the above-names Defendant(s) and all others whom it may concern

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following de-
scribed property in Madison County, Florida, to-wit:

MEADOW RUN S/D BLOCK B LOT #3 OR 430 PG 123

Has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, to it on Plaintiff's attorney and counsel of record, THE LAW OFFICES
OF MONICA TAIBL, P.L., P.O. Box 836, Madison, Florida, 32340, within thirty 30
days after the first publication of this Notice of Action, and file the original with the
Clerk of Court, Honorable Tim Sanders, whose address I.9 Madison County Court-
house, 125 SW Range Avenue, Madison, Florida, 32340, either before service on the
Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter. If you fall to answer, defend or otherwise
plead to this action to foreclose a mortgage, a Default will be entered against you for
relief demanded in the Complaint. This Notice of Action is executed and published pur-
suant to the provisions of 49.08, et seq.. Florida Statutes..


DATE: January, 2008


TIM SANDERS
As Clerk of Circuit Court


By: Ramona Dickinson
As Deputy Clerk
21/ 2/13/08


ARTHUR GLEN SMITH,
as Mortgage,
Plaintiff,


IN 111Il CIRCUIll COURI. FOR I HE THIRD
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MADISON
COUNTY, FLORIDA

CASE NO.: 2008-56-CA


I MICHAEL W. TYRE & DONNA L. TYRE
The unknown spouse of Michael W. Tyre&
The unknown spouse of Donna L. Tyre;
any and all unknown parties claiming by, through,
under, and against the herein named individual
defendants) who are not known to be dead or
alive, whether said unknown parties may claim
an interest as spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees,
or other claimants; Tenant #1, Tenant #2,
Tenant #3, and Tenant #4 the names being
fictitious to account for parties in possession,
Defendants.


NSOD(uOLE #3 mWAC10D

Tob the above-names Defendant(s) and all others whom it may concern

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following de-
scribed property in Madison County, Florida, to-wit:

Lot 4, Yellow Pine Subdivision, as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 52, of the
Public Records of Madison, County, Florida.

Has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, to it on Plaintiff's attorney and counsel of record, THE LAW OFFICES
OF MONICA TAIBL, P.L., P.O. Box 836, Madison, Florida, 32340, within thirty 30
days after the first publication of this Notice of Action, and file the original with the
Clerk of Court, Honorable Tim Sanders, whose address is Madison County Court-
house, 125 SW Range Avenue, Madison, Florida, 32340, either before service on the
Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter. If you fail to answer, defend or otherwise
plead to this action to foreclose a mortgage, a Default will be entered against you for
relief demanded in the Complaint. This Notice of Action is executed and published pur-
suant to the provisions of 49.08, et seq.. Florida Statutes.


DATE: January, 2008


TIM SANDERS
As Clerk of Circuit Court


By: Ramona Dickinson
As Deputy Clerk
2/6 2/13/108


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA


IN RE: ESTATE OF

JULIAN OSWALD HODGES
Deceased.


PROBATE DIVISION

FILE NUMBER 2007-CP-112


NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION

The administration of the estate of JULIAN OSWALD HODGES, de-
ceased, File Number 2007-CP-112, is pending in the Circuit Court for Madison Coun-
ty, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Madison County Courthouse,
Madison, Florida 32340. The name and address of the personal representative is set
forth below.

ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT:.

All persons on whom this notice is served who have objections that chal-
lenge the validity of the will, the qualifications of the personal representative, venue
or jurisdiction of this Court are required to file their objections with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.

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

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

ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.

The date of the first publication of this Notice is the 0 day of Ntebia 2008.


CATHERINE HODGES
Personal Representative


THOMAS E. STONE
Attorney for Personal Representative
P.O. Box 292
Madison, Florida 32341


Telephone: 850-973-6560
Attorney at Law-Fla. Bar No. 212490


1 02/06/018 02108/00 18


MADISON ESTATES, INC.,
a Florida corporation,

Plaintiff,
vs.

SHAWNELL CANDICE GEORGE,

Defendant.


IN RE C'iRCInT COUlRT,.1HI'D
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA.

CIVIL ACTION

CASE NUMBER: 2007-424-CA

DIVISION:


NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to an Order or a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure in the above-captioned action, I, Tim Sanders, Clerk of the Circuit Court,
will sell the property situated in Madison County, Florida, described as:
Lot 11, of SPRING HAMMOCK SUBDIVISION, as more particularly
described in Declaration of Restrictions and Protective Covenants as recorded in
Official Records Book 120, pages 1 through 19, inclusive, in the Official Records of
Madison County, Florida,

at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, at the west entrance of the
Madison County Courthouse, located at 125 SW Range Ave., in Madison, Florida, at
11:00 a.m. on the 29th day of February, AD, 2008.
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60
days after the sale.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 31 day of JantMly, 2008.


(COURT SEAL)


BI. EDWARD GARVIN
Attorney for Plaintiff
P.O. Box 358041
Gainesville, FL 32635
:352) 373-2598
Florida Bar No. 749753


TIM SANDERS
Clerk of the Circuit Court

BY: Ramona Dickinson
As Deputy Clerk


if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to partici-
pate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain as-
sistance. Please contact the Court Administrator for the Third Judicial Circuit, 145 N.
Hernando St., PO Box 1569, Lake City, FL 32056, (386) 758-2163, within 2 working
lays of your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-,
8778.


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 and James Tanguay.
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 15, 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




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
Incinerator 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.

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BID NOTICE

SNotice is hereby given that the Board of County Commissioners of Madison County,
Florida will be accepting sealed bids for the following: Two (2) New Current Model
Tandem Drive Motor Graders, Heavy Duty Category: Caterpillar No. 12H or John
Deere 670D or Equivalent, and known as Bid Number 2008 02.

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, Madison,
Florida 32341, anytime prior to 5:00 PM on Tuesday, February 19, 2008. ANY BID
RECEIVED AFTER SUCH DATE AND TIME WILL NOT BE OPENED OR CON-
SIDERED. 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: Two (2)New Tandem Drive
Motor Graders, Bid Number 2008 02. BID MUST CONTAIN A COPY OF THE
VENDOR'S MADISON COUNTY OCCUPATIONAL LICENSE WHERE APPLICA-
BLE, OR CERTIFIED STATE CONTRACTOR NUMBER TO BE CONSIDERED
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 February 6,
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 20,2008 after which all bids
will be available for public inspection., Bid Award by the Board of County Commis-
sioners will be during their regularly scheduled meeting to be held on Wednesday,
March 5, 2008. All vendors will be notified in writing of the successful bidder.

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BID NOTICE


I 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 Current Model
Tandem Drive Motor Grader, Heavy Duty Category: Caterpillar No. 12H or John
Deere 670D or-Equivalent for Lease/Purchase, and known as Bid Number 2008 03.

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, Madison,
Florida 32341, anytime prior to 5:00 PM on Tuesday, February 19, 2008. ANY BID
RECEIVED AFTER SUCH DATE AND TIME WILL NOT BE OPENED OR CON-
SIDERED. Sealed bids must be clearly marked as a sealed bid and the bid number
I must be printed on the outside of the front of the envelope: One (1)New Tandem Drive
Motor Grader for Lease/Purchase, Bid Number 2008 03. BID MUST CONTAIN A
COPY OF THE VENDOR'S MADISON COUNTY OCCUPATIONAL LICENSE
WHERE APPLICABLE, OR CERTIFIED STATE CONTRACTOR NUMBER TO BE
CONSIDERED 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 February 6,
2008. Copies of Specifications are available for inspection at the County Commission
Office during regular office hour.

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 20,2008 after which all bids
will be available for public inspection. Bid Award by the Board of County Commis-
sioners will be during their regularly scheduled meeting to be held on Wednesday,
March 5, 2008. All vendors will be notified in writing of the successful bidder.

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By Tyrra B Meserve
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Steven Schramm of Crown Wealth Management will be hosting a workshop for
investors February 7, at Divine Events. Geared for women investors, Schramm's
message is that "an educated investor is a powerful investor." Addressing a need in
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Spoken in everyday language that novices can understand, Schramm will tack-
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this workshop is especially designed for today's woman looking to make her invest-
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Schramm discovered that in today's investment world, husbands and wives tra-
ditionally plan for their investment futures together.
"But, what happens if the unforeseen takes place, with the husband gone?" asks
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knowledge. Knowledge is power."
Schramm has devised this workshop to address the questions that women may
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among seniors: The
longer you spend in re-
tirement, the less your So-
cial Security check cov-
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That happens, even
though Social Security is
one of the few forms of re-
tirement income that's ad-
justed annually for infla-
tion. "The buying power
of Social Security bene-
fits gets eroded over time
because the annual cost of
living adjustment [COLA]
doesn't fairly reflect the
cost increases that affect
seniors the most," says
Ralph McCutchen, Chair-
man of The Senior Citi-
zens League (TSCL).
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the consumer price index
(used to calculate the an-
nual COLA) doesn't fairly
track the expenses of se-


niors, but those of
younger working people
instead. "And, because
health care costs rise so
much faster than general
inflation," says Mc-
Cutchen, "Social.Security
checks aren't keeping up."


As one of the nation's
largest nonpartisan se-
niors groups, The Senior
Citizens League urges se-
niors to ask their legisla-
tors to ensure Social Secu-
rity beneficiaries receive
a fairer COLA by support-
ing the Consumer Price
Index for Elderly Con-
sumers Act. Learn more
at www.SeniorsLeague.o-
rg.
Seniors often say they
live on a fixed income. In
reality, they live on a
shrinking one.


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