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Title: Madison County carrier
Alternate Title: Carrier
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Tommy Greene
Place of Publication: Madison, Fla
Publication Date: March 5, 2008
Copyright Date: 2009
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Madison -- Madison
Coordinates: 30.466389 x -83.415278 ( Place of Publication )
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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Two Businesses Destroyed

In Early Morning Inferno

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley, March 2, 2008
Shortly after 5 a.m., Sunday morning, March 2, an electrical fire at Roy's Machine
Shop, on Millinor Street in Madison, rages out of control, causing the gas tanks on

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley, March 2, 2008
Madison EMT Frank Gerrard attends to
the facial injuries of Madison VFD firefight-
er John Aust, that he incurred while fight-
ing a fire that occurred early Sunday morn-
ing, March 2, at Roy's Machine Shop in
Madison. The fire destroyed the machine
shop and David Paulk's Pawn Shop.

Cherry Lake Fire

Rescue Announces

A Bass Tournament
Cherry Lake Fire Rescue an-
nounces a bass tournament to be held
at the Sim's Boat Club (Old Wade's
beach) in Cherry Lake. This event is on
Saturday, March 8, from noon until 6
p.m. The entry fee is $40.00 per boat (2
fishermen) or $20.00 per boat (1 fisher-
man). You can also register for the
"Big Fish" pot, which is $10.00 per
boat. Registration will start promptly
at 11 a.m. The prize money will be paid
to first thru fourth place if more than
21 boats register or first thru third
place if less than 20 boats register. For
more information, please call Cherry
Lake Fire Rescue and leave a message
at (850) 929-2354. Please leave your
name and number, they will get back to
you as soon as possible.

3 Sections. 36 Pages Health Section
Around Madison County 5-8A Legals
Bridal Guide 6A Money & Finances
Classifieds 10A Path of Faith
Community Calendar 5A Viewpoints

By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
According to the City Of Madison
Fire Chief Alfred Martin, the alarm for
the fire at Roy's Machine Shop on Milli-
nor in Madison came in from a 911 dis-
patch at 4:55 a.m., Sunday morning,
March 2. Engines were on the scene at
5:03 a.m. and remained until 11:00 a.m.
The State Fire Marshal Officer deter-
mined that the blaze was electrical and
accidental in nature.
Often there is an additional degree
of suspicion when a business that was
winding down or for sale burns, but
certainly not in this case. Not only will
Roy Thomas receive no financial recov-
ery from the loss, but he also had secu-
rity dogs that were caught in, and later
rescued from, the fire.
Madison Police Sergeant William

Greene, early on the scene, first ap-
proached the blaze to ensure there was
no one caught in the fire or at risk of
injury. The biggest threat he and other
emergency personnel were trying to
avoid was the flammable gas tanks that
eventually exploded, forcing everyone
to temporarily pull back to a safe dis-
tance. Unfortunately in the interim,
the fire spread next door to David
Paulk's Bail Bonds and Pawn Shop.
Paulk's business included a drop-off
service to pay power bills as well. "We
expect to be back open by Wednesday at
a location only a block away The phone
number will be the same, 973-8432, and
the new address is 234 Dinkens. It's at
the corner of Dinkens and Shelby, only
a block northwest. As far as pawn
items, anyone with a pawn ticket will
See FIRE, Page 3A

Madison County School Board Announces

Free Preschool Screening Schedules

By Ted C. Ensminger
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Madison County
School Board recently an-
nounced the schedule for
its Free Preschool Screen-
ings. The screenings are
for preschool children
from the ages of three
years to four years, six
Ramona Guess, Coor-
dinator of E S E at the
MCSB says, I hope that
our parents mark their
calendars now, because
their child's preschool
screening will be here be-
fore they know it."
Each child will be
screened in four primary
areas including, Func-
tional Hearing and Vi-

B Section
C Section

sion, Speech / Language
Development, Motor De-
velopment and Concepts.
Screening results for
each child will be individ-
ually shared with par-
ents. Parents should plan
approximately two hours
time to complete the
At each of the screen-
ing locations free prizes
and goody bags will be
available. The location,
dates and times for this
free preschool screening
Madison Madison
County Central School
Cafeteria, Wednesday,
March 5, 3:00 p.m. 6:00
Lee Lee Elementary

School, Tuesday, March
11, 3:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
Pinetta Pinetta Ele-
mentary School, Wednes-
day, March 12, 3:00 p.m. -
6:00 p.m.
Greenville -
Greenville Elementary
School, Thursday, March
13, 3:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
Madison Madison
County Central School
Cafeteria, Tuesday, April
29, 3:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
Also, now is the time
for children to sign up for
the 2008 Voluntary Pre-
Kindergarten (VPK) pro-
gram. Those children
who have not reached
their fifth birthday by
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With A

Killer Mind
By Tyrra B Meserve
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Since the beginning of time, within
every culture, in every society, there
have been those who are incapable of
adapting and blending within the
boundaries of their communal environ-
ment. Driven by a force that is incom-
prehensible to the peers upon which
they prey, they feed on the terror and
panic their crimes leave in the heart of
the community. Unable to control their
carnal desires for more than just brief
moments, they reside in the dark re-
cesses of the mind, opportunistically
seizing victims to compensate for short-
comings they themselves are unable to
overcome. Behind false smiles, it is tru-
ly then that the eyes become the win-
dow to the soul, or in some cases, the

Earl Rowe Wins




By Watching

David Letterman

By Michael
Greene Pub- E'
fishing, Inc.
years ago
the David
Show pur-
chased a
tion to the
County Car- e
rier and the a it report ed. cor
Recorder so
they might
include ex-
cerpts from
publica- Earl Rowe of Lee is the
tions, and newest winner in the
others, in Greene Publishing practice
their small- of awarding a free sub-
town Amer- scription to the first caller
icana seg- to report a Letterman citing
ments. of Madison's newspapers,
During the the Madison County Carri-
show's er and the Madison Enter-
most recent prise-Recorder.
reference to
the Madison papers, Earl Rowe, a resi-
dent of Lee, called this reporter to
say that he had seen the segment on
the show and that it referred to a
piece, written by Jessica Higginboth-
Higginbotham's "Did You Know"
series is already a local hit, offering
unusual and often absurdly unbeliev-
able tidbits that are actually true.
The one cited on Letterman stated,
"Did you know that if you cut up the
intestines into bite-sized pieces that it
would serve four people?"
In appreciation of the acknowl-
edgement, Greene Publishing, Inc.
continued its practice of giving a free
subscription to the first person who
calls the paper to report the Letter-
man citing.

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lack thereof.
In most instances, the serial killer acts alone, ex-
tracting pleasure from the anonymity that he presents.
However, in rare cases, these predators find in each oth-
er a kindred mind, linking up to work together, proving
the old adage of water seeking its own level, even for
heinous reasons. Whether the union is long-term, or
short-lived, these serial killing partners present a
unique problem for law enforcement officers trying to
solve crimes.
Recent developments have allowed Gary Michael
Hilton to be charged with the murder of Meredith
Emerson, and Cheryl Dunlap, however, questions still
remain regarding Hilton's involvement with other un-
solved murders. It is currently under investigation as to
whether Hilton is indeed a serial killer, and, if so, how
many other victims did he claim, and, in what areas. In
a recent interview with a Madison County resident,
there has also now arisen the question as to if Hilton
acted entirely alone.
Debra Stephens, a Madison resident for many years,
recalls a strange event that took place back in 2000. A lo-
cal, who knew some of the more obscure river access
points and sun-bathing spots, was taking advantage of a
warm summer's day and the company of her dogs. As
she was lying on her towel, soaking up rays, Stephens
was startled by her companions barking.
"There's canoers who go up and down the river all
the time," she said "so I didn't think anything of it at
first. Then I noticed there weren't any other boats in the
water and the dogs were focusing up the hill on the oth-
er bank."
Following their line of sight, Stephens noticed two
men standing at the top of the hill, on the other side of
the river, watching her.
"I was kind of odd when I noticed they
were wearing blue jeans, sunglasses and boots. Not re-
ally boating clothes, if you know what I mean."
When the men stepped back into the shadows of the
trees and did not'reappear, Stephens said her apprehen-
sion abated a bit and she returned to sunbathing. Then,
a few minutes later, the dogs started barking again and
Stephens, now nervous, looked around once more. The

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dogs, trotting ahead of her, rounded a close bend and
Stephens walked straight down to the water's edge to
get a better view.
"This older guy was paddling down in a canoe and it
looked as though he was having a time of it. It was only
he and his dog. At first, he asked if this was where they
picked up the people for canoe rides. When I said no,
this is private property, he kind of looked around, up
the hill where the two guys had been."
It was at this point that Stephens said the older man
looked like he accidentally flipped the canoe, trapping
the dog underneath. As Stephens was debating whether
or not she should jump in and help, she noticed the man
glancing up, occasionally looking up towards where she
had seen the other two men earlier.
"He made it to the other bank and acted like he was
going to lift the canoe," Stephens remembered, "but
then he just kept looking around and his dog was just
laying there. His dog didn't bark back at my dogs or any-
thing. It was weird. It was almost like the dog had been
through this before and he was trained."
When the man fell to the ground, he appeared to ac-
cidentally push his canoe back into the water where it
started to float downstream. Deciding to lend a hand,
Stevens started to get into the water on the opposite
"I looked up and there was one of the guys I had
seen earlier,.about halfway down the hill. I shouted up to
him, 'Hey, that man needs help,' but he just looked at the
older man, turned around and walked back up into the
S Stephens stopped the canoe from floating away, and
then gave it a good shove back toward the old man on
the bank. Deciding it was about time to head home,
Stephens kept an eye on the man as she swam back to
her side of the shore, gathered her things and got set to
"As I was walking back down the river bank to my
truck, I glanced up the hill and there were those same
two guys again. Well, one of them looked down at the
older man and he looked back up at the guy and I
thought they nodded at each other. When I passed by
them on my side of the river, I remember thinking, now
that's weird; he doesn't have anything in the canoe.
Nothing, I mean, normally people have a life preserver,
equipment, something. He didn't. It was completely
empty Just him, his dog and a cane."
Stephens also found it disturbing that, as she passed
the scene, both men that she had seen earlier had not
only re-emerged, but they had picked up the canoe and
were carrying it up the hill with the older man and his
dog in tow.
"I noticed that he wasn't using his walking cane,"
Stephens recalled. "He just followed them up the hill un-
til they disappeared. That's when I wondered how he
had gotten the canoe down to the river by himself.
SThere's not a lot of:places where we were at that you can,:
drive up and drop a canoe; you have to hike it in and that
didn't seem like something he could have done by him-

"When I got home, I told a couple of people what had
happened and they just told me I was nuts. I couldn't
help thinking that if I had gone over to their side of the
river, I wouldn't have made it back, but everyone I told
laughed and said nobody was trying to get me, so I just
pushed it to the back of my mind and tried to forget it."
Then, watching the news recently, Stephens got a
jolt. A little thinner, a little older looking and worse for
wear, Gary Michael Hilton looked like the man she had
seen that day.
"Naw," Stephens said to herself. "I'm just spooked."
Letting it go once more, a week passed before on an-
other airing of the local news, Stephens got a chance to
hear Hilton speak.
"I jumped out of my chair," she said, "yelling, That's
Him! That's the *!#* man from the river."
They were trying to get me," Stephens stated with
conviction "I know that now. I could feel that something
wasn't right. It was like they knew each other. It just felt
Sergeant Tim Baxter of the Leon County Sheriff's
Department was not able to give much information due
to Hilton's ongoing investigation; however, he is inter-
ested in connecting Stevens with the right authorities to
take her statement.
"The FBI is working with the different case investi-
gators, developing a long
term timeline for Hilton,"
Baxter stated. "They are
going back to before
Jefferson, (Hilton) was born. So far,
ison, Jef rson, we believe he's a loner, but
we want to know where

he's been and whom he's been seen with. We don't want
to rule out connections he may have to other cases."
As police still gather leads linking Hilton with other
crimes, they are tracing his footsteps in the past. Only
time will tell if police have caught all the right men.
Staff writer Tyrra B Meserve can be reached at

Several times, in my columns, I have written about our
soldiers, our Country and "The Respect For Our Flag." I've
also written of other things such as "Respect For The Liv-
ing"; "Making Memories"; and "Give In The Name Of Je-
So many of these columns center around what I call
"Home Raising." Either you've got some or you don't.
I am proud to say that good "home-raising" manners
were installed in me from the time I could talk and walk.
I've always teased by saying that I think I was taught how
to say "Yes Sir" before I learned to say "Mama" or "Daddy"
But I truly think my "Yes Sir" and "Yes Maam," and "Mr."
and "Mrs." (to a name) didn't run too far behind my first
Manners were installed in me (and my two brothers)
from day one. And this, I truly thank my parents for. I think
that, as parents, we can give our children nothing better
(than love) than good manners and the Christian knowledge
of "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."
We three were raised to work hard, never quit or give-up,
we could accomplish anything we put our minds to, and to
respect our elders and other 'people's property (Never to
leave out "There's nothing worse than a liar or a thief." If we
did something wrong, we were sure to be reprimanded for it,
however, if we lied about it we got "tore up.") .
While growing up, and doing prankish things in school,
I was called into the principal's office (during the 9th grade)
for putting tacks in other student's desks. I was the only girl
called in along with about seven boys in my class. I remem-
ber us standing in front of the principal's desk as he went
through the boys, one by one, asking them what would hap-
pen to them if he called their parents. I still remember the
calm I felt when I told him that I wouldn't get in as much
trouble as he hoped I would. (Don't get me wrong I didn't
have "free will" with such stuff but teenage pranks was not
on the top of the list of my Father's don't do list.) I explained
to the principal, that day that my Father,had done much
worse in "his day" however I KNEW that if I was EVER
pulled into that office for disrespect to a teacher, or for cheat-
ing, or for destruction of property then I would truly fear go-
ing home.
While I knew of friends that egged houses and cars, or
toilet-papered houses, I can truly say that I never did any of
that. There are things I could have done/did do, growing up,
that my Dad laughed at and then he would tell me of things
he had done as a teenager But I knew what to NEVER do.
It is truly sad at the amount of children, growing up to-
day that do not have this "home-training." Our society is
what it is today because of the lack of respect that people
have for one another. "Our" children are not being taught re-
spect for others, respect for elders, respect for personal prop-
erty, and not to cheat and lie.
Proverbs 22:6 says: "Train up a child in thewayheshould
go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it"
When all is said and done and we're buried six foot un-
der ground our riches and values will be forgotten. But,
we will always be remembered for how we treated each oth-
Until then... .see you around the town.

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Wednesday, March 5, 2008 Madison County Carrier 3A


Tracy McDonald vs. Amber McDonald domestic
Carnisha L. Ware and DOR vs. Christopher B. Ware
- support
Amber Russell and DOR vs. Simmie Lott support
Wells Fargo Bank vs. Michael R. Humphrey mort-
gage foreclosure
Wells Fargo Bank vs. Ruble L. Delaughter mort-
gage foreclosure
Cheryl and Rick Richarte vs. Madison County
School Board other negligence
Deutsche Bank National Trust vs. Sheila Choice -
mortgage foreclosure
Shirley W. Butler vs. Eli Butler, Jr. dissolution of
Alice C. Johnson and DOR vs. Michael L. Johnson -
other domestic


cont from page 1A

be covered," Paulk explained.
Thomas' wife Cheryell expressed her appreciation to
the men and women that fought the fire. Martin ex-
pressed similar appreciation to all firefighters and
emergency personnel involved.
"The Madison Volunteers and the Lee Volunteers
played a crucial role in combating this dangerous fire,
as did the City of Madison firefighters," Martin noted,
"The people involved with the Madison VFD and Lee
VFD are critical resources in these efforts. We all can't
thank them enough"
Staff writer Michael Curtis can be reached at

SCREENING cont from page 1A

September 1, 2008 are eligible to register at the following
locations and dates:
In Madison, parents should take their children to the
Madison County Public Library Conference Room on
April 9, from 3:00 p.m. through 6:00 p.m.
Those wishing to register in Greenville can register
on April 16, at Tri-County Human Services (the old
Greenville Public Services building).
Pre-Kindergarten classes will run for three hours a

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Man Arrested For Sexuar

Solicition Of A Child

Attorney General Bill McCollum today announced that a Hillsborough County
woman pleaded guilty to criminal charges of racketeering and conspiracy to com-
mit racketeering. Adrienne L. White was involved in a multi-million dollar mort-
gage fraud scam that stretched across the state and involved one of the nation's
largest sub-prime mortgage companies. As part of her plea agreement, White is
now prohibited from working in mortgage or title industries. She was prosecuted by
the Attorney General's Office of Statewide Prosecution. When she is sentenced at a
later date, she could face up to five years in prison to be followed by five years pro-
White, 31, was part of a criminal enterprise which submitted nearly 130 fraudu-
lent documents to Argent Mortgage Company for approximately $13 million in
home loans. The three-year investigation was initiated by consumer complaints
about incomplete or substandard construction work performed by construction
companies affiliated with White's. co-defendants. Her associates would secure
fraudulently-obtained mortgages for these homeowners to finance the home repair
construction projects.
The charges against White include crimes committed over the course of three
years resulting in the processing and approval of 30 residential mortgage loans to-
taling nearly $3 million. She is one of many targets within the mortgage industry in
Florida being investigated by law enforcement and the Office of Statewide Prosecu-
tion. Argent executives and outside counsel cooperated with the investigation and
assisted the victims in this case, many of whom were facing potential foreclosure
White pleaded guilty yesterday in Polk County to Circuit Court Judge Neil Rod-
denbery The joint investigation was conducted by the Florida Department of Law
Enforcement, Hillsborough County Consumer Protection Agency, Tampa Police De-
partment and the Office of Statewide Prosecution.

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The Florida Depart-
mrent of Law Enforce-
ment today arrested a
state corrections officer
for soliciting a child for
sex. Robert William
McGuire, 24, of Talla-
hassee, surrendered
himself at the Leon
County Jail and was
charged with a single
count of Computer So-
liciting Enticement of a
Child, a third-degree
felony. His bond was set
at $2,500.
The arrest stems
from an online chat
McGuire engaged in
with who he believed to
be a 15-year-old girl.
During their online ex-
changes, McGuire al-
legedly used sexually
explicit language and
suggested that the two
meet for sex. The per-
son he was chatting
with was actually an
undercover FDLE
The online contact
began in October 2007
during "Operation
Travelin' Man," a multi-
agency initiative creat-
ed to target Internet
sexual predators who
infiltrate chat rooms for
the purpose of meeting
children for sex, or to
connect with "dirty par-
ents," adults willing to
allow predators to en-
gage in sex with their
underage children.
Agencies involved in
the operation include

FDLE's Tallahassee Re-
gional Operations Cen-
ter and FDLE's Florida
Computer Crimes Cen-
ter (FC3), the Florida
Attorney General's Cy-
berCrime Unit, Leon
County Sheriff's Office,
Tallahassee Police De-
partment, U.S. Attor-
ney's Office, U.S. Mar-
shal's Service, State At-
torney's Office (2nd Ju-
dicial Circuit) and the
Florida Highway Patrol.
McGuire is a correc-
tions officer at the Tay-
lor Correctional Institu-

tion. The investigation;
showed that he used his
personal computer to
engage in the chat.
There is no indication
that a state computer
was ever used.
Four men were ar-
rested during the first,
week of "Operation'
Travelin' Man" but
dozens more, including
McGuire, chatted with
undercover agents and'
remained under investi-
gation. More arrests re-
lated to this operation.
are anticipated.


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Betty L.

Mrs. Betty L. Walker,
age 72, died Friday, Febru-
ary 29, 2008'in Madison.
Funeral Services were
Sunday, March 2, 2008 at
2:00 p.m. at Beggs Funeral
Home Madison Chapel,
Madison. The family will
received friends at Beggs
Chapel on Saturday March
I from 6 to 8 p.m. Burial
was in Oak Ridge Ceme-
tery, Madison, Fl.
Betty was born in
Madison County, Florida
the daughter of the late
Belton and Mary Lou
Buchanan. She was a
homemaker and was a
United States Postal work-
er for 14 years. She was a
member of the United
Methodist Church. She
loved to spend time play-
ing games on her comput-
er. She was a devoted wife,
mother and grandmother.
She is survived by her
husband of 55 years, Nor-
man Walker, Jr. of ,Madi-
son, Fl; Five Children: Bar-
bara Strickland and hus-
band Kenny of Craw-
fordville, Fl; Alan Walker
and wife Iann of Hahira,
GA; Cheryl Ballenger and
husband David of Madi-
son, Fl; Vicky Vickery and
husband Kenny of Pinetta,
Fl; James Walker of Pinet-
ta, Fl; Two brothers, Glen
Buchanan of Pinetta, Fl;
Gene Buchanan and wife
Ann of Gainesville, Fl; A
Sister Becky Haskell and
husband Bobby of Madi-
son, Fl; She was blessed
With 6 grandchildren, 3
great grandchildren and a
host of nieces and
SShe was predeceased
im death by her parents,
Belton and Mary Lou
Buchanan and a sister Car-



March 5
NFCC offers the CJ-
BAT (Criminal Justice Ba-
sic Abilities Test) at NFCC
Testing Center (Bldg. #16),
on Wednesday, March 5,
12, and 26 at 8:30 a.m. and
1:30 p.m. CJBAT is re-
quired for acceptance into
Corrections & Law En-
forcement programs. Pho-
to ID required. Pre-regis-
tration is required. To reg-
ister, please call (850) 973-
March 6
North Florida Commu-
nity College will conduct
College Placement Tests
(CPT) on computer on
Thursday, March 6, 13,
and 27 at 8:30 a.m. and 1:30
p.m. in the NFCC Testing
Center (Bldg. #16) on the
Madison campus. Persons
taking the tests will be re-
quired to register in NFCC
Student Services 24 hours
before testing. For more
information, please call
(850) 973-9451.
March 7
Lee Worship Center
hosts a gospel jamboree on
Friday, March 7, at 7 p.m. A
pot-luck supper is provid-
ed. If you are interested in
performing during the con-
cert or for more informa-
tion, please call (850) 971-
March 7
The American Legion
Department of Florida will
hold a meeting at Dennys
in Madison from 8-10 a.m.
on Friday, March 7, for all
local legionnaires who are
members of the 68, 131, 195
and 224 Posts.
New Bethel Primitive
Baptist Church of Madison
will be having a benefit
musical program on Satur-
day, March 8, at 7 p.m. All
choirs, groups ,or soloists
to come out and sing songs
of praise with us. For more
information, please call
(850) 973-4730.
March 8
Cherry Lake Fire Res-
cue announces a bass tour-
nament to be held at the
Sim's Boat Club (Old


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urday, March 8, from noon
until 6 p.m. The entry fee is
$40.00 per boat (2 fisher-
men) orr $20.00 per boat (1
fisherman). You can also
register for the "Big Fish"
pot, which is $10.00 per
boat. Registration will
start promptly at 11 a.m.
The prize money will be
paid to first thru fourth
place if more than 21 boats
register or first thru third
place if less than 20 boats
register. For more informa-
tion, please call Cherry
Lake Fire Rescue and leave
a message at (850) 929-2354.
Please leave your name and
number they will get back
to you as soon as possible.
March 8
The Madison County 4-
H Relay for Life Team will
be sponsoring a bake sale
on Saturday, March 8, in
front of O'Neal's Restau-
rant and Harveys. The bake
sale will be held from 9 a.m.
until 1 p.m.. For more infor-
mation, please call (850)
March 8
The Junior Auxiliary of
Madison County is hosting

its annual tea March 8,
2008, at 2 p.m. at the Madi-
son County Woman's Club.
Tickets are $15 each and
available by calling (850)
973-2394. Tea timers will en-
joy tea and finger foods, a
silent auction and draw-
ings, and a fashion show by
Only Options of Valdosta,
Ga. Call today to reserve a
table. The Junior Auxiliary
of Madison County is a not-
for-profit 501(c) 3 organiza-
March 9
The Treasures of Madi-
son County Art Guild
opens its Spring Art Show
on Sunday, March 9, with
an Open House from 124
p.m. In addition to featur-
ing many diverse and
unique works of local
artists, the Spring Show
also celebrates Youth Art
Month with a display of
works created by 4-8th
grade Madison County
Central School art stu-
dents. Refreshments will be
served, contributing artists
will be on hand throughout
the afternoon to visit with
guests and art will be avail-
able for purchase. This
event is open to the public.

(Almost) Everything You Wanted to
Know About Bonds
Provided by Brad Bashaw, Edward Jones
In the financial world, stocks tend to get most of the
attention. But ifyou're going to make progress toward all
your long-term goals, you need to be aware of all types of
investments and bonds can be an important part of your
Many people, however, don't fully understand how
bonds work. So, before you invest in them, familiarize
yourself with the "bond basics." Here are a few ofthem:
Bonds are "debt" instruments. When you buy shares
of stock, you're actually becoming an owner although
one of a great many of a company. But when you pur-
chase bonds, you are, in effect, loaning money to
whomever issues the bond a business or the government
If you hold the bond until it matures, you'll get your prin-
cipal, or "par value," back (provided the issuer doesn't
default) and, along the way, you'll receive regular interest
payments. Abond's interest rate is known as the "coupon"
Bond prices will fluctuate. Your bond's interest rate
will not change over the life of the bond. However, the
price of your bond can fluctuate, an important factor to
keep in mind if you plan on selling your bond before it
matures. A bond's price will move in response to several
variables, chief among which is interest rates Bond invest-
ments are subject to interest rate risk such that when inter-
est rates rise, the prices of bonds can decrease and the
investor can lose principal value. For example, suppose
you own a $1,000 bond that pays a 4 percent interest rate.
If new bonds are issued at 5 percent, no one will pay you
the full $1,000 for your 4 percent bond, so, if you wish to
sell, you will have to offer it at a discount Conversely, if
market rates fall to 3 percent, your 4 percent bond will
become highly desirable, so you could sell it for more than
the $1,000 par value.
Different bonds have different "ratings." If you buy a
corporate bond, you'll have a choice between investment
grade bonds those receiving the higher "grades" issued
by rating agencies, such as Moody's or Standard & Poors
- and "junk" bonds those getting the lowest grades. The
higher-quality bonds cary less risk of default but pay a
lower interest rate than the "junk" bonds, which must offer
the higher rates to attract investors who may be worried
about default risk. Generally speaking, you're probably
better off by sticking with "investment grade" bonds and
staying away from the "junk-"
Some bonds can be "called." A callable bond is a bond
that can be redeemed or "called" by the issue before its
maturity. Ifinterest rates have declined since the bond was
originally issued, companies will call bonds and reissue
them at the lower, prevailing interest rate, thereby saving
money on interest payments. As an investor, this could be
cause for concern, because if your bond is called, and you
wanted to reinvest the proceeds in a new bond, you'd like-
ly have to accept a lower coupon rate. Consequently, you
may want to look for a bond that offers "call protection" -
a promise that a bond can't be called before a certain time.
To determine if bonds are appropriate for your indi-
vidual situation and, if so, what type of bonds see your
financial advisor. By adding bonds to your portfolio, you
may well give yourself a broader platform for success.

Brad Bashaw
Investment Representative


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by many brides. The most popular flowers with their
traditional meanings are:

Apple Blossom Better things to come
Camelia Gratitude
Carnation Fascination and love
Chrysanthemum (red)- I love you
Chrysanthemum (white) Truth
Cyclamen Modesty and shyness
Daffodil Regard
Daisy Innocence
Fern Fascination and sincerity
Flowering Almond Hope
Forget-me-not True love and remembrance
Heliotrope Devotion and faithfulness
Honeysuckle Generosity
Hyacinth Loveliness
Hydrangea Boastfulness
Iris Warmth of affection
Ivy Eternal fidelity
Japonica Loveliness
Jasmine Amiability
Lemon Blossom Fidelity in love
Lilac (white) Youthful innocence
Lily Majesty
Lily-of-the-valley Return of happiness
Magnolia Perseverance
Maidenhair Discretion
Mimosa Sensitivity
Orange Blossom Purity and virginity

Peach Blossom Captive
Rose (red) Love
Rose (white) Worthiness
Rose (other colors) Love and beauty
Rosemary Remembrance
Snowdrop Hope
Sweet Pea Delicate pleasures
Tulip Love
Veronica Fidelity
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Wednesday, March 5, 2008 Madison County Carrier 7A


Madison County's Mobile Health Unit Is Invaluable

Photo submitted by Margaret Throgmorton
Francis Contrell, left, gets her blood pressure
checked by Bonnie Webb during the DOH Mobile Health
Unit visit to the 55 Plus Club on February 14.

By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Those attending the
February 14 meeting of
the 55 Plus Club had the
opportunity to check out
the Madison County
Health Department's new
mobile unit, which ser-
vices Madison and Jeffer-
son Counties. This mo-
bile unit will be invalu-
able in getting services to
outlying areas. Those in
attendance had an oppor-
tunity to have their blood
pressure and other vitals
checked at no charge.
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Barr staff the mobile
unit. Nursing Director
Bonnie Webb and Nursing
Supervisor Mary Ellen
Jordan were also avail-
able for questions, as were
several student nurses.
The occasion also in-
cluded a Valentine's Day
theme. The tables were
beautifully decorated, in-
cluding the classic fa-
vorite, candy kisses. The
ladies of the First United
Methodist Church provid-
ed and served a great
lunch of vegetable soup,
sandwiches, desserts and
iced tea.
The next meeting of
the 55 Plus Club will be
March 12 at noon at the
United Methodist Cooper-
ative Community Center.
Anyone 55 years old and
older is cordially invited
to attend. There are no
fees of any kind and
reservations are not nec-
essary Pastor Robert Ag-
ner, President of the
Madison Ministerial As-
sociation, will give the
program for the meeting.
He will discuss the activi-
ties and outreach pro-

grams of the Ministerial
The week of March 16
through March 21 is Holy
Week and Agner will pro-
vide the schedules for the
week, including locations
for each noon service and
speaker. A luncheon will
be served after each ser-
vice and everyone in the
community is urged to at-
tend these special ser-

For more information
about the 55 Plus Club or
any of the outreach min-
istries of the United
Methodist Cooperative
Ministries should call
Linda Gaston, Coordina-
tor at 850-929-4938.
Staff writer Michael
Curtis can be reached at

Photo submitted by Margaret Throgmorton
DOH Nursing Director Bonnie Webb (center) joins
Gina Kelly (left) and Angela Barr (right), operators of the
Madison/Jefferson Mobile Health Unit at the February 14
meeting of the 55 Plus Club.

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Look Who's New

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Taryn made her arrival -
on Tuesday February .
19 at 10:14 p.m., at -
Capital Regional
Medical Center.
She weighed 8
lbs, 5 oz and was
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Very proud parents "
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and Rebecca Hughes.
Maternal grandparents are Rus-
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3 ounces and 17.5 inches long. Ca'Niyah was
6 pounds, 0 ounces and 19 inches long.
The proud parents are Chaddrick and
Tamekia Cherry and the proud big sister is" "
Ca'ziyah Rah'shaye Chetry, of Madison.
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If You Have A "Song In Your Heart,"

The NFCC Community Chorus Has

Submitted By: NFCC Office of
College Advancement
Members are raving
about the North Florida Com-
munity College Community
"Don't know why, but I al-
ways feel better after singing
with our group," said one Live
Oak member. Another said,
"The chorus is a wonderful
outlet for stress excellent

medicine cheap great relax-
From Jefferson Coun-
ty..."This choir gives the com-
munity a chance to hear and
appreciate music that they
would have to travel far to
hear on a live basis."
From Madison Coun-
ty..."Music allows people to be
really moved and I think the
community choir provides a

A Place For You!
moving and relaxing experi-
ence for all."
The NFCC Community
Chorus is seeking new mem-
bers. Rehearsals are Monday
evening 7 8:30 p.m. Those
wishing to join should be able
to read music to some extent.
The chorus is for people from
college age to senior citizens,
from local and surrounding
areas. Rehearsals are in the
Hardee Music Center, Build-
ing 11, on the NFCC campus in
Madison. The chorus plans a
spring concert in April.
Drs. Rebecca and Arnold
Burkart co-direct the group.
They offer special assistance
to anyone interested in join-
ing, but who may need a little
help in tuning up rusty skills.
For further information, tele-
phone Dr. Rebecca Burkart at
850.973.1643 or email

who resigned to return
back to Kentucky to be
with his family We invite
everyone to come out and
meet our inspiring new
How could you spend
a more enjoyable Satur-
day than roaming the
church grounds shopping,

eating, talking and remi-
niscing with all your
Madison friends and rela-
Another surprise of
the day, we will give some-
one the opportunity to be
our "Special Friend of the
Day," and will enjoy a day
of free food and,other

gifts. One of our church
members was blindfolded,
given a phone book to
thumb through and select
a name. If this resident of
our county attends during
the day, he or she, will be
recognized as our "Spe-
cial Friend of the Day," so
we hope to see you there!

Covenant Hospice Is

Showcased At Lions Club

By Glendyle Littleton
Great buys, early
morning breakfast, bake
sale, hamburgers, corn-
dogs, chicken and
dumplings and onion
rings are just a portion of
the many happenings at
the Hanson United
Methodist Church on Sat-
urday, March 8, beginning
at 8 a.m.
Bring your own com-
fortable folding chairs
and plan to spend the day
under the church's beauti-
ful oak tree talking with
friends and listening to lo-
cal talent in our area who
will be performing period-
While you parents are
shopping for that perfect
buy at a yard'sale, your
children can spend their
time riding Uncle Tom's
Hay Wagon around the
tiny community of Han-
son or riding the Hanson
Express Train.
Cakes, cookies, pies,
breads, etc. baked by the
ladies of the church will
be on sale at the table of
sweets along with their
popular homemade jellies
and-jams along with the
churches famous peanut
Start the morning off
with your favorite, a
sausage or ham biscuit,
coffee or orange juice. For
lunch, enjoy good ole
burgers, corndogs and
some of the best onion
rings you've ever put in
your mouth, and we're
not through. The ladies of
the church will also be
serving their mouthwater-
ing chicken and
dumplings beginning at 11
a.m. until they're all gone.
A highlight of the day
will be the introduction of
our new pastor, Rev.
James Howes, who re-
placed our former pastor,
Rev. Wayne Albertson,

Taylor acknowledged
a recent report that out-
lined the demand for hos-
pice growth throughout
the region. And although
Taylor was very gracious
in her comments about
other companies serving
the area, she extensively
outlined the history and
numerous success stories
realized by Covenant. In
their "Faces of Life" pub-
lication, Covenant show-
cases their services
through moving stories of
its clients.
"We are like a family
in the real sense. If
somebody needs help and
calls on us, we'll find a
way Our caregivers are
among the finest any-
where. Our Partners In
Care Program was recog-

nized in 2005 and we have
over 1000 volunteers as
well. If you look into who
we are, I believe Covenant
will be your choice for
hospice care," Taylor not-
There were three oth-
er very popular visitors
in attendance, having
come as the guests of
Opie Peavy His son Lane
Peavy, and Lane's friends
Dillon Moore and Matt
Buchanan, stopped in to
remind everyone about
the activities slated for
the week at the 4-H Live-
stock Show. Each of the
young men had impres-
sive entries in the event.
Staff writerMichael
Curtis can be reached at
micha el(agreenepublishin
a. com.

By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Madison Lions
Club sent a note of appre-
ciation and prayer to
long-standing and much-
loved member, Larry
Kabot, who is going
through a challenging pe-
riod at Lake Park Nurs-
ing Center. Prior to turn-
ing the February 19 meet-
ing over to guest speaker
Melissa Taylor from
Covenant Hospice, mem-
bership reflected on the
contributions Kabot had
made to the Lions over
the years. A common sen-
timent among all in atten-
dance quickly rose to the
surface; the Madison Li-
ons Club joins the entire
community in their love
of Kabot as a neighbor,
man and mentor.
When she kicked off
her discussion of
Covenant Hospice, it was
obvious that Taylor had
fans and friends through-
out the room. Beyond her
community popularity,
Taylor garnered addition-
al praise for her excep-
tional devotion to the hos-
pice needs of Martha
Davis, a favorite daughter
of Madison County who
passed recently with the
respects of thousands. In
fact, husband Jimmy
Davis was so impressed
by Taylor's work that he
has made it a personal
goal to extol the virtues of
Taylor and Covenant Hos-
pice whenever possible.

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Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Michael CurtisFebruary 19, 2008
4-H Livestock Show participants Dillon Moore, Matt Buchanan and Lane Peavy (left
to right) join Lane's father, Opie Peavy, at the Madison Lions Club meeting on Febru-
ary 19.

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Melissa Taylor of Covenant Hospice had a great time
at the Madison Lions Club meeting on February 19, seen
here with club Vice President, Tom Moffses.

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Wednesday, March 5, 2008 Madison County Carrier 9A


Personality Fit And Workplace Communication

Essential To Growth And Profitability

By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The mismatch between
worker personalities and
their jobs doesn't necessari-
ly mean that employees
can't do the work they're as-
signed. However, it does
mean that they aren't play-
ing into their strengths and
are therefore likely to find
the work more stressful or
unrewarding or both.
Eventually, stress will
evolve into conflict or ill-
ness, which affects produc-
tivity, which requires own-
er/manager intervention,
which creates resentment,
which leads to turnover and
the cycle starts all over
again. And this assumes
compensation isn't an issue,
which in struggling busi-
nesses is typically very
much an issue. Discontent-
ment and evaporating em-
ployee loyalty is a foregone
From testing he admin-
istered during 2005 and 2006
that included hundreds of
owners and employees from
all levels across dozens of
industries, Michael Curtis,
serving Florida as the Field
Services Manager for
American Management
Services, addressed these
relationships as part of the
discovery process. In doing
so, he made an astounding

"Right from the start,
the trouble is that more
than half of all people hold
an incorrect view of them-
selves. Unbiased testing re-
veals that self-perception is
often dramatically skewed
because a person's view of
themselves is often based on
what they want to be like or
by what other people have
told them they are like, for
better or worse," Curtis not-
Acting as the compa-
ny's regional director for
their Partner America Pro-
gram, which can be re-
viewed at
Curtis introduced consult-
ing services that included
applications that started
with these employee evalua-
tion tools.
"At the end of the day,
the exercise is conducted
for a simple singular pur-
pose, "to increase employee
output while decreasing
turnover in order to maxi-
mize profitability" Curtis
explained, "the challenge is
The personali-
ty/workplace tests that Cur-
tis administered identified
traits and preferences ac-
cording to the Myers-Briggs
model of personality The
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resulting workplace appli-
cations has been comple-
mented over the years by a
large complement of addi-
tional research for more
complex applications. In its
basics, Myers-Briggs ad-
dresses four preferences:
extrovert or introvert; sens-
ing or intuition; thinking or
feeling; judging or perceiv-
ing. The test yields 16 de-
scriptions of personality
The resulting evalua-
tion can then be compared
to benchmarks, which are
the profiles of the numer-
ous successful subjects
from the specific industry
and office size in question.
These benchmarks are then
combined with owner's pre-
ferred outcomes to deter-
mine guidelines for employ-
ee communication, perfor-
mance and compensation,
among others. Of course
suitable systems are also de-
veloped for correction, ter-
mination and advancement.
"Determining the per-
sonality types within a giv-
en company is not particu-
larly difficult. Turning the
profile information into
meaningful action plans is
the challenge. For instance,
deciding what to do with the
people that were bad hires in
the first place is a challenge.
Determining who owns the
problem is yet another. But
the greatest challenge his-
torically is determining the
role actual ownership has in
the situation and then get-
ting them 'to acknowledge
and change it," Curtis
-)Often owners push the
argument that quality labor
is available to them or play-
fully assert that they seem to
attract all the losers and
liars. Companies may turn
over hundreds of employees
and managers without real-
izing that ownership prac-
tices and communication,
especially in the absence of
solid systems, has a pro-
found effect.
Aggravated and frus-
'trated, ownership may en-
counter conflict that a few
nice words can't repair. The
resulting breakdown will
conclude in losing the good
ones, or worse, turning the
good ones into people look-
ing to strike back for the per-
ceived injury they received
while employed.
The bottom line is that
the displayed leadership
style must consistently fit
the goal setting, which must
be determined backwards
from the customer.
"The term 'customer' in-
cludes both external cus-
tomers (for example, adver-
tising buyers and sub-
scribers for a newspaper)
and internal customers

(which are one's employees
and co-workers). Fortunate-
ly, there isn't a mature in-
dustry that doesn't have ex-
amples that fit the following
statement, 'Now that's what
I want my company to look
like!"' Curtis went on to say
In addition to Myers-
Briggs, there are numerous
tests that will identify and
predict the particular way
people will tend to behave,
contribute to goals and in-
terrelate with others in an
office setting. To the sur-
prise of many owners and
managers though, in the
end, those who have been
through the process agree
that structuring the system
correctly is the key to suc-
cess. One very notable ex-
pert in organizational psy-
chology and productivity, W
Edwards Deming, showed
that as much as 95 percent of
success is determined by the
system, versus the prevail-
ing sentiment that employ-
ees are mostly out for them-
selves and need to be ridden
to do right.
Regardless of the per-
centage, ownership and
management must first
build a consensus and set a
strategy for revenue and
profitability growth that in-
cludes employee buy-in.
Otherwise the company will
typically stall out, producing
higher stress, lower revenue,
higher turnover, lower pro-
ductivity, higher owner de-
mands, lower job satisfac-
tion and even worse, in the
case of family-owned busi-
nesses, it can even lead to
harsh arguments and .major
family strife. ....
Dealing with it effective-
ly however, has produced the
opposite effects, among them;
a stimulating, positive and
productive workplace, high-
er employee retention,better
wages, benefits, but most im-
portantly higher owner prof-
itability without feeling like
the company is a steel ball
chained to their leg.
Staff writer Michael
Curtis can be reached at

Blastoff To The FCAT

Set For March 8th
By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
With FCAT testing only a few days away, stu-
dents and parents are looking for all the help avail-
able to ensure a good performance. In an effort to
support that goal, Essie and Otis Norton, founders
of the Greenville-Madison Learning Center, have
organized the first annual "Blastoff to the FCAT."
The event will be held at Hyde Park in
Greenville on March 8 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. A
host of supporting professionals, speakers and vol-
unteers will be in attendance, including Madison
County Superintendent of Schools Lou Miller.
The program is designed to address the key fea-
tures for successful FCAT preparation in a way that
kids understand and remember. "We're going to
make it informative and fun," Essie Norton noted.
All residents of Madison County are urged to at-
tend this timely and useful event. Please call Nor-
ton at 997-5687 or 508-3699 for more information.

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Madison Academy
P.O. Box 690, 2812 W. US 90, Madison, FL 32341
Phone: 850-973-2529, Fax: 850-973-8974
Founded in 1968
Dedicated to Excellence in Education- 3K-8th Grade

Fully Accredited by the FCIS
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Dedicated Teachers
New Computer Lab
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Comprehensive Math Program
Upper Grades Sports Programs
Baseball, Soccer, Softball, Golf, Cheerleading
Art, Music, Computer, Piano Lessons,
and Physical Education Classes
SMART Boards In Classrooms

Madison Academy admits students of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin to
all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities made available to students at the
school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, and ethnic ori-
gin in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship
program, and other school-administered programs.
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10* Madison County Carrier Wednesday, March 5, 2008

pIrline For ClassifiedsM (850) 975,4141 5:50 pnm.EveW&ryMonday

We can help you get a loan quick-
ly, easily,
Call 850-673-9102
We clean houses, offices,
apartments, rentals, etc.
Give us a call 850-971-5684

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

Excellent Condition!
1 Owner, $10,000.00
70,500 miles; V6 3.5 Liter;
Automatic Transmission; 2WD
Air Conditioning Power Seat
Power Steering Roof Rack
Power Windows Alloy Wheels
Power Door Locks/keyless entry
Premium Sound
Front Side Air Bags
Dual Front Air Bags
Tilt Wheel Cruise Con-
ABS (4-Wheel) Leather Seats
6 Disk, in-dash CD Changer
Two Tone Paint
Wood Grain / Leather Steering
4 Wheel Traction Lock (for rain
or snow)


Wanted Farm Land for long
term (5+ years) lease to grow
perennial native warm season
grasses for seed ind hay. Excel-
lent food and cover for doves, quail
and deer. Contact Joe Reams, Il at
850-948-1709 or 850-879-6481 ,or


southern =V llas of

M0 adison apartment

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-
2 bedroom/l bath mobile home in
park, $135/week, electric included
depending on unit, $350 deposit
and first week rent in advance, no
Call owner at 850-570-0459.

Greenville Pointe


1, 2 & 3 BR HC & non-HC acces-
sible apts. Rental assistance may be
available. HUD vouchers accepted.
Call 850-948-3036. TDD/TTY
711. 192 NW Greenville Pointe
Trail, Greenville, FL 32331. Equal
Housing Opportunity
Cambridge Manor
Apartments designed for Senior's
and Disabled. 1BR ($409.)
2BR ($435.) Subsidy available
at times. HUD vouchers accepted
Call 850-973-3786 -
TTY Acs 711.
404 SW Sumatra Road, Madison
Equal Housing Opportunity


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With your land
Factory Direct Prices
No Middle Man!
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Lake City Florida

With as little as
$500 Down
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must sell my beautiful newly
constructed, never lived in,
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appliances located in Perry off
of Spring Warrior Rd. 1.5 miles
from the Gulf. 1+ acres of
cleared partially fenced proper-
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at $100,000+, but selling for
$69,000 or best offer. For info
please call

3 BR/2 BA Doublewide
Factory Direct
Prestige Home Center

3/4 Acre land in town, zoned
residential, available to build
on. $16,500 in Madison.
Call 347-267-8350 .

For Sale By Owner

5 acres Lee, North of Hwy 6,
Cayenne Rd. rolling hills, re-
strictions, $39,995, $5000 down

4.7 acres Lee, county graded
road, $39,995, restrictions,
$5000 down, 325/mo.

Madison, North of Hwy 6, Cac-
tus Rd., restrictions
7.5ac $54,995
8.6ac well/septic $64,995
14.8ac $99,995

Larger tracts available

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Assist Mgr,
Customer Sales Associates
Convenience Store is seeking high-
ly motivated, energetic employees
with initiative to excel for the
Greenville and Jasper areas. Retail
Sales experience a plus. Full and
Part time positions available, all
shifts. Offering a competitive
salary, weekly pay, paid vacations
and holidays,
Bonus and 401 K plan.
Call Bertie District Supervisor at
352-494-7550 to arrange for
interview or call 866-539-7685
ext 42 and leave your name
and number.

The City of Madison will be ac-
cepting applications for a Ceme-
tery Maintenance person.
Applicants must be 18 years of
age, possess a valid Florida Dri-
vers License. high school diplo-
ma or GED, pass a drug test,
background check and physical
examination. We would prefer
someone with at least one year
of experience in yard work
(mowing, pruning or yard care
related work.

Job applications and descrip-
tions of work required may be
picked up at City Hall between
the ours of 8:00a.m. 5:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday. We
will be6 accepting applications
for this position from'February
25th, 2008 until March 7th,

The City of Madison is an Equal
Opportunity Employer and rec-
ognizes veteran's preference.

The City of Madison has one opening in the Street Department for a ve-
hicle/equipment mechanic. Applicants must have a valid Florida Class
B, Commercial Driver's license. Applicant must be skilled in general
andmajor repair of all types of vehicles and light and heavy equipment.
Will work under the'supervision of the Street Dept. Supt. Applicant must
have the ability to repair diesel motors and pumps.
Applicarits must read and write the English language, be able to com-
municate orally and be able to follow oral and written instructions. This
position requires picking up and delivering vehicles, servicing all city ve-
hicles, maintaining various records and files, and may perform some
welding and fabrication on vehicles and equipment. It is preferred that
applicants have a high school diploma or GED, and have at least five (5)
years mechanical
experience in the automotive/truck repair areas. The person hired for this
position must pass a physical examination, background check and drug
test. We will be accepting applications for this position from
March 3, 2008 until position is filled.
Applications may be picked up at City Hall Monday through Friday from
8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
The City of Madison is an EOE, a drug free workplace and recognizes
veteran's preference.

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Madison County Carrier Wednesday, March 5, 2008 11A



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that ARTHUR G. SMITH, the holder of the following
certificate has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The certificate
number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it is
assessed is as follows:


DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Parcel #00-3N-10-6108-009-000
The SE corner of LOT 164 orig Ga 15th land district, OR 327 pg 159

All of said property being in the County of Madison, State of Florida. Unless such
certificate shall be redeemed according to the law, the property described in such
certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the WEST FRONT DOOR at the
Madison County Corn-mouse on the 31st day of MARCH, 2008 at 11:00 am.

Dated this 14th day of FEBRUARY, 2008.


Deputy Clerk

FEBRUARY 27. MARCH 05. 12. 19, 2008

flw~~afla sa%8nai


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that ARTHUR G. SMITH, the holder of the following
certificate has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The certificate
number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it is assessed
is as follows:

DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Parcel #00-00-00-5780-01e-024

All of said property being in the County of Madison, State of
Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to the law, the property
described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the WEST FRONT
DOOR at the Madison
County Courthouse on the 31st day of MARCH, 2008 at 11:00 am.-

Dated this 14th day of FEBRUARY, 2008.



Deputy Clerk



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that ARTHUR G. SMITH, the holder of the following
certificate has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The certificate
number year of issuance description of property and the name in which it is
assessed is as follows:

DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Parcel #00-00-00-4725-000-000

All of said property beingin the County of Madison, State of Florida. Unless such
certificate shall be redeemed according to the law, the property described in such
certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the WEST FRONT DOOR at the
Madison County Courthouse on the 31st day of MARCH, 2008 at 11:00 am.

Dated this 14th day of FEBRUARY, 2008.


.Deputy Clerk

FEBRUARY 27; MARCH 5.12.19. 2008


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that ARTHUR G. SMITH, the holder of the following
certificate has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The certificate
number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it is
assessed is as follows:

DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Parcel #00-00-00-4702-000-000

All of said property being in the County of Madison, State of Florida. Unless such
certificate shall be redeemed according to the law, the property described in such
certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the WEST FRONT DOOR at the
Madison County Courthouse on the 31st day of MARCH, 2008 at 11:00 am.

Dated this 14th day of FEBRUARY, 2008.


Deputy Clerk

FEBRUARY 27. MARCH 5, 12,19. 2008


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that ARTHUR G. SMITH, the holder of the following
certificate has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The certificate
number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it is assessed
is as follows:


DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Parcel #28-1N-09-4639-000-000
LOT 12 & 15 of Bik 4, of W.L. & J.L. TOOKE S/D TOWN OF MADISON

All of said property being in the Couoty of Madison, State of Florida. Unless such
certificate shall be redeemed according to the law, the property described in such
certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the WEST FRONT DOOR at the'
Madison County Courthouse on the 31st day of MARCH, 2008 at 11:00 am.

Dated this 14th day of FEBRUARY, 2008.


Deputy Clerk

FEBRUARY 27. MARCH 5. 12. 19. 2008

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that ARTHUR G. SMITH, the holder of the following
certificate has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The certificate
number Year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it is assessed
is as follows:

DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Parcel #28-1N-09-4612-000-000
LOTS 3,4, & 5, of Blk 1, of W.L. & J.L. TOOKE S/D TOWN OF MADISON

All of said property being in the County of Madison, State of Florida. Unless such
certificate shall be redeemed according to the law, the property described in such
certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the WEST FRONT DOOR at the
Madison County Courthouse on the 31st day of MARCH, 2008 at 11:00 am.

Dated this 14th day of FEBRUARY, 2008.


Deputy Clerk



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that ARTHUR G. SMITH, the holder of the following
certificate has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The certificate
number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it is assessed
is as follows:

DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Parcel #21-IN-11-6203-T47-000

All of said property being in the County of Madison, State of Florida. Unless such
certificate shall be redeemed according to the law, the property described in such
certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the WEST FRONT DOOR at the
Madison County Courthouse on the 31st day of MARCH, 2008 at 11:00 am.

Dated this 14th day of FEBRUARY, 2008.



Deputy Clerk



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that ARTHUR G. SMITH, the holder of the following
certificate has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The certificate
number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it is as-
sessed is as follows:

DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Parcel #00-00-00-4707-000-000

All of said property being in the County of Madison, State of Florida. Unless such
certificate shall be redeemed according to the law, the property described in such cer-
tificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the WEST FRONT DOOR at the Madison
County Courthouse on the 31st day of MARCH, 2008 at 11:00 am.

Dated this 14th day of FEBRUARY, 2008.


Deputy Clerk

FEBRUARY 27. MARCH 05. 12.19.2008


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that ARTHUR G. SMITH, the holder of the following
certificate has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The certificate
number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it is
assessed is as follows:


DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Parcel #28-1N-09-4639-000-000
LOT 12 & 15 of BIk 4, of W.L. & J.L. TOOKE S/D TOWN OF MADISON

All of said property being in the County of Madison, State of Florida. Unless such
certificate shall be redeemed according to the law, the property described in such
certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the WEST FRONT DOOR at the
Madison County Courthouse on the 31st day of MARCH, 2008 at 11:00 am.

Dated this 14th day of FEBRUARY, 2008.



Deputy Clerk






File No.2008-20-CP


The administration of the estate of FRANK ALEXANDER BARFIELD,
deceased, is pending in the Circuit Court for Madison County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is 125 S.W. Range Avenue, Madison, Florida 32340.
The estate is intestate. The names and addresses of the personal representative and
the personal representative's attorney are set forth below.

Any interested person on whom a copy of the notice of administration is
served must file on or before the date that is 3 months after the date of service of a
copy of the notice of administration on that person any objection that challenges the
qualifications of the personal representative, the venue, or the jurisdiction of the
court, or those objections are forever barred.

Any persons entitled to exempt property under Section 732.402, Florida
Statutes, will be deemed to have waived their rights to claim that property as exempt
property unless a petition for determination of exempt property is filed by such
persons or on their behalf on or before the later of the date that is 4 months after the
date of service of a copy of the notice of administration on such persons or the date
that is 40 days after the date of termination of any proceeding involving any other
matter affecting any part of the exempt property. An election to take an elective
share must be filed on or before the earlier of the date that is 6 months after the date
of service of a copy of the notice of administration on the surviving spouse, or an
attorney in fact or a guardian of the property of the surviving spouse, or the date that
is 2 years after the date of the decedent's death.

Attorney for Personal Representative:
Harold M. Knowles
Knowles & Randolph; P.A.
Florida Bar No. 174354
3065 Highland Oaks Terrace
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Telephone: (850) 222-3768
Fax: (850) 561-0397

Personal Representative:
Emmna Barfield
984,NreSbl.jt 51,,, ..
S Madison, Florida 32340

Attorney for Personal Representative

02/29/08. 03/07/08


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that ARTHUR G. SMITH, the holder of the following
certificate has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The certificate
number, year of issuance ; description of property and the name in which it is assessed
is as follows.

DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Parcel #27-1N-09-4267-000-000
Part of NW 1/4 of NW 1/4 DB 84 pg 3

All of said property being in the County of Madison, State of Florida. Unless such
certificate shall be redeemed according to the law, the property described in such
certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the WEST FRONT DOOR at the
Madison County Courthouse on the 31st day of MARCH, 2008 at 11:00 am.

Dated this 14th day of FEBRUARY, 2008.


Deputy Clerk

FEBRUARY 27 MARCH 05. 12. 19. 2008



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that ARTHUR G. SMITH, the holder of the following
certificate has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The certificate
number year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it is
assessed is as follows:

DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Parcel #33-1N-09-5134-002-019

Beg at NW corner ofNEI/4, run S 89 degrees, 36' E along Section line 936.64' to POB,
and The NW comer; thence S 00 degrees 24' W 150'; S 89 degiees36' E 100'; thence
N 00 degrees 24' E 150'; thence n 89 degrees 36' W 100' to the POB, containing 0.344
acres more or less, And being a part of the N1/2 of NE 1/4 os said Section 33. Also
identified as Lot 9. All of said property.being in the County of Madison, State of
Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to the law, the property
described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the WEST FRONT
DOOR at the Madison County Courthouse on the 31st day of MARCH, 2008 at 11:00

Dated this 14th day of FEBRUARY, 2008.


Deputy Clerk


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whom also
I speak
freely for I
am per-
that none
of these
things are
from him;,
ofor this
thing was
Almost a Christian, notdonein
a corner.
But Totally Lost A c t s
Acts 26:24 And as he 26:27 King
thus spake for himself Agrippa, believes thou
Festus said with a loud the prophets? I know
voice, Paul, thou art that thou believes.
beside thyself; much Acts 26:28 Then
learning doth make thee Agrippa said unto Paul,
mad. Almost thou persuadest
Acts 26:25 But he me to be a Christian.
said, I am not mad, Acts 26:29 And Paul
most noble Festus; but said, I would to God,
speak forth the words of that not only thou, but
truth and soberness, also all that hear me
Acts 26:26 For the this day, were both
king knoweth of these almost, and altogether

such as I am, except
these bonds.
How many times we
have heard someone
say, "I would be a
Christian, but...?"
Here is an example of
such an attitude: King
Agrippa was well aware
of what Paul was
speaking about because
"this thing was not
done in a corner."
Christianity is
something that is not
easily hidden. I have
heard many Christians
testify and can testify
myself of countless
times when someone
would walk up and say,
"You're a Christian.....I
can tell by the look on
your face and your
mannerisms." Truly
this thing was not done
in a corner but all can
see the love Christ has
for all mankind in the
lives of His disciples.
So this brings us to

the question "Why are
people turning Christ
away, even when they
know of what He has
done for them and have
at sometime experi-
enced His love and care
for them?"
That is a question
that was answered for
some by Festus here:
Act 26:24: And as he
thus spake for himself,
Festus said with a loud
voice, Paul, thou art
beside thyself; much
learning doth make thee
mad. The Bible warns
that in the last days
that people would be (2
Tim 3:7 )Ever learning,
and never able to come
to the knowledge of the
It seems that today
that knowledge is
indeed increasing. In
the technical fields
alone, we have comput-
ers and other digital
equipment that is

almost outdated as
soon as it hits the mar-
ket. Medical knowledge
is increasing by leaps
and bounds. Military
tactics as strategy have
grown. (etc., etc) It
seems there is a college
in almost every town
(with advent of online
degrees it is possible
for a college to come to
you online virtually
making it possible for a
college to be in every
town). With so much
knowledge available,
people are turning
away from.
Christ because it is
not a convenient time
for them.
Others are to busy
in life seeking material
wealth. They have
failed to hear what the
Scripture tells us of
this endeavor.
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and rust doth corrupt,
and where thieves break
through and steal:
Mat 6:20 But lay up
for yourselves treasures
in heaven, where nei-
ther moth nor rust doth
corrupt, and where
thieves do not break
through nor steal:
What will this prof-
it you? The Bible asks
this of you.
Mar 8:36 For what
shall it profit a man, if
he shall gain the whole
world, and lose his own
Mar 8:37 Or what
shall a man give in
exchange for his soul?
In conclusion, I ask
you today, what has
stopped you from being
a Christian? Are you
almost persuaded?
Until you are fully
persuaded and accept
Jesus as your Savior,
then you are still totally

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Ministerial Association President

To Address 55 Plus Club

The next meeting of 55 Plus
Club will be March 12 at noon at the
United Methodist Cooperative
Community Center.
The Center is locat-
ed about 5 miles
north of Madison on
Hwy 145. Anyone 55
years old and older .'
is cordially invited '
to attend. There are
no fees of any kind
and reservations are
not necessary. 55
Plus Club is open to
all faiths. The host
for the March meet-
ing is the Pine Tree
Crafters and
The program for the March
meeting will be given by Pastor
Robert Agner President of the
Madison Ministerial Association.

He will speak on the activities and
outreach programs of the
Ministerial Association. The week
if March 16 through
March 21 is Holy
Week and Agner will
give the schedule for
that week including
the locations of each
noon service and the
A luncheon is
served after each
service and every-
one in the communi-
ty is urged to attend
these special servic-
For more informa-
tion about 55 Plus Club or any of
the out reach ministries of the
United Methodist Cooperative call
Linda Gaston. Coordinator at 850-

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Sholding their "Watch the more information, please
/ Lamb" holiday performance. contact Wilmarie "Sue"
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( includes seven local pastors this reporter also wants to )
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time from the walk up the appreciation for her warmth
hillside to the cross through in making newcomers feel so
the Crucifixion. welcome.
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SFellowship Baptist Church Greenville Baptist Church
h r .o' : One mile north of Madison on 145 850- 135 SW Main St.. Greenille. FL J
I 973-3266 850-948-2353
Stese 1McHargue. Pastor Gar Gazla. Sunday School -.I .Ages............10:001 a.m.
t Music Director Sunday Morning Worship.......... 11:00 a.m.
i .lackie %\atts. Student Pastor Sunda) Esening \\orship............7:00 p.m.
S r i e '\ south & Children's Ministries Actis e Sundai Pre-school, Students. and
Svoung Adult Ministri AdulLs Choir Rehearsals .............. 5:30 pnm.
IVorn. worship p ...............................8:00 a.m.. Wednesday Pre-school children.
S 9:00 am. & 11:00 am. 'outh & Adult Bible Studies .......7:00 p.m.
n Sunday School...............................10:00 a. -ALL INMTED-
B rbabara Alemorial Church t/ednesday Night is Family.Night.
Call For Schedule
Of The Nazarene A-, Family of Famities -contemporary Shiloh Missionary Baptist
Count- Rd. 254 Madison. FL. 973-4160 Ioirshliip C plrc"
Re%. Robert Agner. Pastor
S* Sundas School ................. ......... 10:00 an. Ho e 21 rtBa is,n Luhcr King Dr,,. R diMr, lFL,
M morning Worship................... 11:00 a.m. Hopewell Bapist Church P B. 2 Nad,,on FL
SE ening \%orship.............................. :30 p.m. Highway 360 Madison. Florida 'I 3 12
S Bible Study. Wednesdai....................7:30 p.m. 1850 973-6076 Pastor Preston Gaine) Eml iilt/h, ,..rn'iJii-,- slhhn'..'m
You .trA le/lronm Sunday School................................... 10:00 an. .arus H ins. Sr. Pastor
Morning worshipp Sers ce................... :00 a.m. Just Graham assistant Pastor
Discipleship Training................:............. :30 pm Sunday) School ......................................9:30 am .
First U(nitedAlethofdist Church E'ening Worship Ser-ice....................6:30 p.m. Worship Senice..................................11:00 a.m.
el ldnesda% Night Bible Sludv.............b:00 p.m.
850-973-6295 W\ednesday Vorship..............................7:00 p .m ednesda Night Bible Stud...... :00 p.m.
e i Res. Robert E. Laidlass iMadi SO Chlrlch Of God g ,,,aian, i
i Brian Sanderson.1outh Pastor 771 NE Colin Kell Hv ).. Madison. FL. i
Service of % ord & Table................8:30 a.m. 971-516sE Faith Bptis CNharcl
Sunday School ................................. 9:45 a.m. Re. Doyle Glass. Pastor
worshipp Serice...............................l:00 a.m. 1Re0. Dao, e Gilass PaS o 1135 LIS 90 East Madison. Fl 850-973-2887 i
\ Whed. Jr. .High Vou.h grades 6-81 Sunday School..................10:00 a.nm. Delbert Redditt. Pastor
Sd. Jr. h5:00- 6:0ouh rade p.m Morning \\orship.................. :00 anm. Sunday School .......................9:45 a.m.
Sd. Sr. High ouh grades 9-12 Eening worship ................:00 p.m. Morning worship ...................11:00 a.m.
6:30 7:30 p.m. dneda Nigh Ser ice........7:0 p Discipleship..............................5:00 a.m.
Le First Ba ist C/rch Eening orship.......................6:00 p.m.
SLee. Florida Corner of CR 255 & 90 Prayer lNieting. \ednesday...6:45 p.m.

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Baptist Church
168 S.\. Sirmans Church \\a.y Greenm ille.
850-948-5506 Garland Jones Pastor
School.............................................10:00 a.m .
W orship............................. ..... 11:00 a.m .
Sunday E'ening Serice...................6:00 p.m.
W\ ed. Night.................................. 7:00 p.m .
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Midway Church of God
2485 SE MNidwa Church Rd.. Lee. FL
850-971-5200 Pastor Retis Flowers
Sunday School..............................10:00 am .
Children's Church &
Morning W\orship.........................1:00 a.m.
Evening \\orship..........................6:00 p.m.
\Vednesday Family Training Hour..7 p.m.

Unity Baptist Church
6511 NE Colin Kell) Hy) Madison. Florida
I Highia) 145 North in Hanson,
Dr. Murrell Bennett. Pastor
12291 559-6417 & i850M 929-4919
Sunday) School.................................. 10:00 am .
Morning Worship Service.................... :00 am.
E ening W\orship Sernice...........................:00 p.m.
Youth Practice iSunday Eseningi.....5:410 p.m.
Choir Practice (Sundaa Eening ...7:00 p.m
Wednesday Evening \\orship........7:30 p.m.

Sunday Sernices
Morning w orship.................1:00 am.
Sunday Bible Stud3 ................ 9:45 amn.
Discipleship Training...........6:00 p.m.
Sunday E'ening Worship......7:00 p.m.
Wednesday y E ening:
Sers ices Wed Bible Stud......7:00 p.m.
Children / Youth Actisities.....7:00 p.m.
Adult Choir.........................8:00 p.m.

Reapers Of The Harvest
3 Miles West Of Greenille. FL. H") 90
Samuel Bass Sr.. Pastor
Sunday School...................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship.................11:00 a.m.
Evening 1Worship.............. 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Service .....7:30 p.m.
".And when the day of Pentecost
was fulll. caie.
they were all with one accord in one place." -
Acis 2:1
Everyone is always welcome'

St. Salary's Episcopal Church
140 N.E. Horry \ve. Madison. FL
Res. Ben Pfeil. \'icar Senior %Warden. Joe
Boy les
Sunday Church School.........10:00 a-n.
Sunday Holy Eucharist.........10:00 a.m.
Mission Board 2nd Sunday...11:00 a.m.
Episcopal Church %Women
3rd Sunday .......................... 1:00 a.m .
I/ runtrested in a home group. call 850-93-8338.

;KRO%1 isitalion................6.....:3 p.m.
Baptrst ,tic. Baptist tlomen. Music.
lout/l Children and
Fun .Afer Fifrt-Fire Programs available
1Ihere Love Has ,No Limits'"

Grace Presbyterian Church
Rer. John Hopwood- 850-973-2692
688 North %Washington .Ae. Madison. FL
.- Congregation of the Presbyherian
Church in .-merca
Sunday School For All Ages...9:45 anm.
Sunday Morning W\orship.....11:00 a-m.
\\ednesday Fellowship
Supper/Bible Study ................6:00 p.m.
Youth Groups Ist 12th Grades
6:30 p.m.
Choir Practice............... 7:30 p.m.
Friday. Men's Praser Breakfast
7:00 anm.
Come i worship nd Ser 11 ith L 's.

Hanson United
Methodist Church
290 NE Daisy Street Hanson. FL
17.5 miles from Madison on H"). 1451
Re%. \\ayne Albertson. Pastor
Sunday School................................. 10:00 anm.
Morning orship...........................11:15 an.
Sunday Esening Bible Study...........6:00 p.m.
%\ed. Evening Praser Sersice..........7:00 p.m.
Choir Practice Sun .Csening...........5:00 p.m.

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By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing,
According to a
medical resource
describing crucifix-
ion, "Ultimately, the
mechanism of death
in crucifixion is suffo-
cation. To breathe,
the victim is forced to
push up on his feet to
allow for inflation of
the lungs. As the body
weakens and pain in
the feet and legs
become unbearable,
the victim is forced to
trade breathing for
pain and exhaustion."
Eventually, the vic-
tim will succumb in
this way, becoming
utterly exhausted or
lapsing into uncon-
sciousness so that
they can no longer lift

their body off the
spikes and inflate the
Regardless of the
actual medical cause
of final death, howev-
er, the historical
record is very clear;
Jesus suffered numer-
ous hours of horrible
and sustained torture
on the cross of
The crucifixion
accounts of Jesus
Christ are in entire
agreement with the
customs and practices
of the Romans in that
period. The evidence
for Christ's horrible
and painful death is
unquestioned by
today's legitimate
scholars, but, even
with all the pain,
Jesus thought of oth-

ers rather than
Himself. His first
words from the cross
were, "Father, forgive

side of Jesus were two
thieves executed at the
same time. When one
of them accepted

them, for they know Jesus as Lord, Jesus
not what they do." shared with him,
(Luke 23:34). "Today shalt thou be
Jesus thought of with Me in paradise"
His mother, who stood (Luke 23:43). Finally,
by the cross weeping, Jesus expressed his
and asked his beloved complete surrender to
disciple John to take the will of God as He
care of her. On either said, "It is finished"

(John 19:30) and
"Father, into Thy
hands I commend My
spirit." (Luke 23:46).
One need only
investigate the histori-
cal record, and then
examine his or her
heart. Jesus gave
Himself willingly for
all. Jesus suffered a
horrible death for all.
Jesus loved everyone
so much that He will-
ingly died in utter
and pain
for their
sins. In Tra
fact, the
B ib 1 e ComeSee
teaches k ofNe
that He |
who was
without 4
sin was
literally 854

"made sin" for all.
God, in human form,
allowed Himself to be
made sin to save
humanity. On the
cross, He bore all the
world's sin because of
His love. The only
way to complete His
story of love is to love
Him in return.
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Crabb Revival, one of the most exciting groups in gospel music,
will be in concert at the Lake City Church of God on Saturday,
March 22, at 7 p.m. A $7 donation at the door is requested and a free-
will offering will be received during the concert. The Lake City
Church of God is located off Highway 90 in Lake City.
The Crabb Family toured the world reaching millions of people
with their music. From their beginning, the Crabb Family achieved
more number one songs than any group in gospel music. Songs like
"Through The Fire," "Please Forgive Me," "Trail Of Tears," "I Sure
Miss You" and "The Lamb, The Lion, And The King," along with
eight other number one songs and eight top 20 songs, come from the
pen of Gerald Crabb that shaped the Crabb Family and has credit-
ed them the greatest family group of all time.
With the retirement of the Crabb Family in 2007, Adam Crabb
and Terah Crabb Penhollow, along with Micah Schweinsburg and
Zach Smith of the Crabb Family, formed Crabb Revival. Jedidah
Richardson (Adam and Terah's cousin) joins the group playing
acoustic guitar and bass guitar.
Crabb Revival is carrying on the legacy that was left behind by
the Crabb Family. The group recently released their latest project,
Runaway Train. In 2008, they announced the Runaway Train Tour
featuring Warren Barfield, the McRaes and Crabb Revival.
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By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church is cele-
brating Lent with special Stations of the Cross
services each Friday night at 6 p.m.
Each Friday evening, Father John Gordon
speaks on a different Station of the Cross as peo-
ple kneel at each station.
According to information gleaned from the
"The Stations of the Cross (or Way of the
Cross; in Latin, Via Crucis; also called the Via
Dolorosa or Way of Sorrows, or simply, The Way)
refers to the depiction of the final hours (or
Passion) .of Jesus, and the devotion commemo-
rating the Passion. The tradition as chapel devo-
tion began with St. Francis of Assisi and extend-
ed throughout the Roman Catholic Church in the
medieval period. It is less often observed in
Anglicanism, and Lutheranism as well. It may
be done at any time, but is most commonly done
during the Season of Lent, especially on Good

Friday and on Friday evenings during Lent.
On Good Friday 1991, Pope John Paul II
introduced a new form of devotion, called the
Scriptural Way of the Cross which calls for more
meditation. He celebrated that thereafter at the
The Stations of the Cross include:
*Jesus institutes the Eucharist
*Jesus prays in Gethsemane
*Jesus before the Sanhedrin
*Jesus is scourged and crowned with thorns
*Jesus carries the cross to Calvary
*Jesus falls under the weight of the cross
*Jesus is helped by Simon of Cyrene
*Jesus meets the pious women of Jerusalem
*Jesus is nailed on the cross
*Jesus promises Heaven to the
repentant thief
*Jesus entrusts Mary and John to each other
*Jesus dies on the cross
*Jesus is laid in the tomb
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It's Time To Choose

By D.G. Williams
It's time to make a choice,
So listen to my voice
As I show you what's to
choose -
Get it wrong and you lose.
You've known this all along -
You choose right from wrong.
If you choose the right,
God will help you by His
But if you choose the wrong,
You'll sing a sad, sad song
On judgment day, you see,
For the only place you'll be
Is not a place of joy,
But with those who destroy
Many a person's life -
Bringing others great strife.
If you'd hear those people
now -
Their message reach you

They'd tell you what to
So you would not-lose,
For they your life would spare

They don't want you there.
Now you can make the
Which makes angels rejoice,
And live an abundant life
Though you'll still face strife.
Jesus will help you
To live a life that's true,
Soon He'll take you home -
On heaven's shore you'll
The choice is up to you,
Now tell me what you'll do.
D.G. Williams is a local poet, who
is an ordained minister with the
Church of God. He presently attends
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By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Midway Church of God will host
a special Easter service on Easter
Sunday, March 23.
Sunday School will begin at 10
a.m. and morning worship will
begin at 11 a.m.
Rev. Retis Flowers will deliver
the message that morning.
Communion will be held during

morning worship.
Following morning worship, an
Easter egg hunt will be held for the
children in attendance.
A covered dish luncheon will be
held after the egg hunt.
There will be no evening service.
Everyone is cordially invited to
Midway Church of God's Easter
service. The church is located at 2485
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March 20, at 6:30 p.m.
A total of 20
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who is the HIV/AIDS
coordinator for the
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14 counties, will be the
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Sign-Up Ceremony Set To

Read God's Word Aloud

During Four Freedoms Week

What do the Jewish Passover and
Jesus' Last Supper have in common?
Stan Meyer speaking on behalf of
Jews for Jesus, will answer that
question in presentation called
"Christ in the Passover" at First
United Methodist Church, 348 SW
Rutledge, Madison, on Thursday,
March 6, at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary
Using a visual dis-
play of traditional
Passover accouter-
ments, the "Christ in
the Passover" presen-
tation enhances the
Christian's under-
standing and appreci-
ation of the Jewish
background of the
C h r i s t i a n
Communion. Ancient
and modern Jewish
customs are dis-
cussed and described
with an emphasis on
the aspect of redemp-
tion, which Christ
accomplished at Calvary
A table is set with the traditional
Jewish Passover items, including
representative foods, which are
explained, but not eaten. The cere-
monial Seder plate, the three-com-
partment pouch in which the matzo
(unleavened bread) is kept, as well as
the traditional cup of Elijah, are pre-
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Jews for Jesus has presented this
demonstration in over 5;000 church-
es. Moishe Rosen, the founder and
former executive director of Jews
for Jesus, originally wrote it in 1956.
The presentation was abstracted
from the writings of the late Rabbi
Leopold Cohn, who came to faith in
Jesus in 1894 and died in 1936.
Dr. Rosen contends
S that some of the most
important elements
of Christian doctrine,
such as the Trinity,
the principle of sub-
stitutionary atone-
ment and salvation
through a relation-
ship with the
Messiah, are implied
in the Seder
(Passover feast) as
observed by Orthodox
Jews even today. "The
Christ in the
Passover presenta-
tion is one way Jews
for Jesus can help churches appreci-
ate the Jewish roots of the Christian
Those attending the special
"Christ in the Passover" program at
First UMC on Thursday, March 6, at
7 p.m. will also have an opportunity
to examine some of the literature
and materials. The program is open
to the general public and Stan Meyer
will be available to answer questions
those attending might have.

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"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet
and a light unto my path." Psalm
It is time to let such a light shine
for Jesus called Christians to be salt
and light to a dark world.
In Deuteronomy 31:10-12, Moses
called the people to read the Word
out loud in the presence of all the
people, so that all would hear and
learn and be careful to heed the
Word of God and so that those who
did not know God could come to
know Him and His Word.
As such, the Body of Christ,
under the leadership of the Madison
County Ministerial Association and
the Madison County Ministerial
Alliance, will be reading the Word
publicly at the Gazebo the week of
the Four Freedoms Festival in

The reading will start with a
short service on Monday evening,
April 21, at 6:30 p.m. and continue
until the closing celebration at 6:30
a.m. on Friday, April 25. For 84
hours straight, the body of Christ
will be asked to take a 15-minute
block of time or so in order to com-
pletely read the Word in public.
Anyone can sign up for a specific
time period on Saturday, March 8
from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Gazebo
in downtown Madison.
There will be representatives of
the Association and the Alliance
there to help with the choices.
Refreshments are planned, includ-
ing hot dogs at lunchtime. All are
invited to take part in the Reading of
the Word.

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When you see a grand house, do you admire its
craftsmanship and look to it for inspiration, or do you wish
you lived there and envy those who do? Have you ever
stopped to consider that it's not the grandeur of a house but
the spirit of the people who live there that make it a home?
No amount of grandeur will offset living with contentious
people. Those who choose to live wisely must realize the.
value of living modestly in a loving environment rather than
living grandly in a conflicted home. If they don't practice this
truth, they will never be happy.

It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a
brawling woman in a wide house. Proverbs 21;9 (KJV)

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Kairos International Prison Ministry Touches Lives On Both Sides Of The Wall

By Ted C. Ensminger
Greee Publishing, Inc
Editorial Comment
It's been said a countless number of times, "The Lord
works in mysterious ways." Please allow me to give you
a case in point.
You would think by the time a person reaches their
late fifties, they would have likely heard most "new"
.words that might come into their lives.
Well, I not only had a new word come into his life, but it
came into my life twice in less than three days! And it
wasn't that it was just new, the word was "different." I
thought to myself, "OK Lord, I hear you!"
The word was "Kairos." I first heard of it on the
evening of Monday February 25, while attending the
Disciple Bible Study at the First United Methodist
Church inMadison. Pastor Bob Laidlaw explained to
the class that "kairos" was from a Greek term meaning
"in God's time." Much like "chronos," it means time
measured in a linear fashion by man like in "chronolog-
ical order."
Just two days later, Billy Burnette enters the offices of
Greene Publishing, Inc. and introduces himself to me
and to "kairos" for the second time.
Burnette was quick to explain that his life has seen a
formidable number of extreme ups and downs, and, as a
partial result of that, Burnette has been involved in the
Kairos Prison Ministry International for over 20 years.


At our first meeting together, Burnette invited me to
attend a breakfast meeting of Kairos volunteers that
was scheduled for the following Saturday morning at
Fellowship Baptist Church. The enemy filled my head
with a thousand excuses of why I would not be able to
attend. So I told Burnette, "I'll be there!"
Steve McHargue. Pastor at Fellowship Baptist, once
again hosted the breakfast meeting of the Kairos volun-
teers. Pastor Steve had been active in the Kairos
Ministry for some time.
Approximately 20 men attended the breakfast. Two of
us were there for the first time. But interesting enough,
over half of the attendees had driven all the way from
Tallahassee to help get the ministry established here in
James Ray Assistant Principal at the Madison County
'Central School, has been involved in the Kairos
Ministry for two years. "Sam McGhee introduced me to
Kairos, and it's been a wonderful life changing experi-
ence for me," says Ray "It is the most fundamental type
of ministry I have ever experienced. When you enter
into the prison environment to spread God's Love, you
do it with total disregard to the crime, race, religion,
social status or any other outside influence", he contin-
Ray has participated on five teams thus far, visiting
institutions in Wakulla, Jefferson and Madison coun-
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inmates who want, need and desire to participate in the
Kairos Ministry It would be ideal if we could get 15 to 20
men to volunteer," says Ray
Volunteering involves participating in four two-hour
classes for training: then, one or two visits annually
The visits usually occur in October and April.
Volunteers first enter the prison on a Thursday evening
for a meeting designed for everyone to get comfortable
with each other, and to set the rules for the weekend;
then, during the next three days everyone talks, listens,
meditates, and learns how to accept God's Love. Many
of the inmates have stated that they had never received
love from anyone in their entire lives. Can you imagine?
The underlying theme of the Kairos Prison Ministry
International is to Listen, Listen, Love, Love. This is a
message that has proven effective for the prisoner and
taxpayers as well. Kairos Ministry participants are sub-
stantially less likely to become repeat offenders just by
experiencing the program. And if the inmate becomes
involved in the ministry the percentage continues to
increase significantly
Those that would like to get involved in spreading
God's Word in this most basic of ministries are invited
to contact James Ray at 850-973-2794, Billy Burnette at
850-673-7610 or Sam McGhee at 850-973-2436. Or for fur-
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Make it a daily chal-
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move your body Climb
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your kids; toss balls
with friends, mow the
lawn. Anything that
moves your limbs is not
only a fitness tool, it's a
stress buster. Think
'move' in small incre-
ments of time. It doesn't
have to be an hour in
the gym or a 45-minute
aerobic dance class or
tai chi or kickboxing.
But that's great when

you're up to it.
Meanwhile, move more.
Thought for the day:
Cha, Cha, Cha.... Then
do it!
2. Cut Fat
Avoid the obvious
such as fried foods,
burgers and other fatty
meats (i.e. pork, bacon,
ham, salami, ribs and
sausage). Dairy prod-
ucts such as cheese, cot-
tage cheese, milk and
cream should be eaten
in low fat versions.
Nuts and sandwich
meats, mayonnaise,
margarine, butter and
sauces should be eaten
in limited amounts.
Most are available in
lower fat versions such
as substitute butter, fat
free cheeses and mayon-
naise. Thought for the

day: Lean, mean, fat-
burning machine....
Then be one!
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The jury is definite-
ly in on this verdict.
Ever since 1960 when
the Surgeon General
announced that smok-
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your health,
Americans have been
reducing their use of
tobacco products that
kill. Just recently, we've
seen a surge in smok-
ing in adolescents and
teens. Could it be the
Hollywood influence? It
seems the stars in
every movie of late
smoke cigarettes.
Beware. Warn your
children of the false
romance or 'tough guy'
stance of Hollywood

smokers. Thought for
the day: Give up just
one cigarette.... the
next one.
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Easier said than
done, stress busters
come in many forms.
Some techniques rec-
ommended by experts
are to think positive
thoughts. Spend 30
minutes a day doing
something you like.
(i.e.,Soak in a hot tub;
walk on the beach or in
a park; read a good
book; visit a friend; play
with your dog; listen to
soothing music; watch a
funny movie. Get a mas-
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cut. Meditate. Count to
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from Pollution
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smog-free environment,
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highway fumes and
exercising near busy
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indoors in air condi-
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shrubbery in your yard.
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dirt from the street
deterrent. Thought for
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Statistics show that
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Recent studies
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people who don't?
Thought for the day:
Floss and be your
body's boss.
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While recent stud-
ies show a glass of wine
or one drink a day (two
for men) can help pro-
tect against heart dis-
ease, more than that
can cause other health
problems such as liver
and kidney disease and
cancer. Thought for the
day: A jug of wine
should last a long time.
9. Keep a Positive
Mental Outlook
There's a definitive
connection between liv-
ing well and healthfully
and having a cheerful
outlook on life. Thought
for the day: You can't be
unhappy when you're
smiling or singing.
10. Choose Your
Parents Well
The link between
genetics and health is a
powerful one. But just
because one or both of
your parents died
young in ill health does-
n't mean. you cannot
counteract the genetic
pool handed you.
Thought for the day:
Follow these basic tips
for healthy living and
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help to prevent other health problems.
Unfortunately, a Harvard Medical School
study published in The New England Journal of
Medicine has reported that 60 percent of
Americans are vitamin D deficient.
This is particularly troublesome since vitamin
D is proven to ward off many types of cancer,
including colon, prostate and-breast cancer and is
further shown to guard against heart disease, MS
and other chronic health problems.
Experts say that moderate exposure to sun-
light or UV light is thought to be the best way to
help the body manufacture the vitamin D it needs.
However, during the bleak winter months it
becomes harder to get the necessary amount of
vitamin D. In fact, getting the requisite amount in
cities north of 37 degrees latitude for as many as
six months out of the year can be a real challenge.
That includes cities such as Richmond, Va., St.
Louis, Mo., and Sacramento, Calif., and all cities
farther north.
While it is true that too much exposure to UV
(ultraviolet) light may lead to various health prob-
lems, extreme avoidance of UV light can be dan-
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When it comes to sunlight, the old adage holds
true: Everything in moderation.
"More and more science is emerging every day
confirming the enormous health benefits of vita-
min D and the significant health consequences of
not getting enough of it," said Tim Miller,
Communications Director for the UV Foundation.
For those concerned about vitamin D deficien-
cy and who find it difficult to get the necessary
amount of sunlight, there are other ways to get
your dose of the "sunshine vitamin."
Vitamin D supplements, moderate exposure to
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vitamin D-fortified foods will all help fight against
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family, friends, and work; and deprivation of
food, money, transportation, medications, and
access to health care. The abuse often escalates
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breasts from sexual assaults, and STDs from
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More than half of men who abuse their female
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When Reverend Jeffrey Dove been a CNA for over fifteen years. In
established the Training Depot in addition to the nursing training,
Live Oak, he was on a mission and a Dove also trains the Live Oak
ministry. Reflecting on his own chal- Firefighters and Police in CPR.
lenges and mistakes coming through "As pastors we often preach
high school, Dove noted that there about the things necessary for a ful-
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become a Certified Reverend Jeffrey throughout the area,"
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gain meaningful Madison County. is located at 116 Conner
employment is central to ministry," Drive, Live Oak. The phone number
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research on new cleaning methods, and actively pro-
motes proper cleaning for healthy environments.
Leading national commercial cleaning fran-
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example, has developed its own health-based clean-
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By Brandie Littleton
Could you hear the
music all the way into
the town of Madison?
It was the sound of
Pine Lake Nursing
Home in Greenville
kickin' it up for Mardi
gras on February 5th!
We danced, sang,
ate, dressed up and
threw beads, but don't
worry, the beads were
all free! All of our resi-
dents and employees
came together to 'walk
it out' early that morn-
Later that evening,
we ate our Mardi gras
cake and danced it off
again! We settled down
for our seafood jamba-
laya dinner party
which family and

friends were invited to
attend. Needless to say,
the next day, our Ash
Wednesday was very
Pine Lake is becom-
ing known for their fab-
ulous residents that
hold the idea that,
"we're never too old to
stop playing!" We're all
young at heart and
blessed in so many
ways no matter what
the situation we hold in
Our residents here
are interested in keep-
ing that spunk up and
we're dedicated in help-
ing them to do just that!
We're holding a raf-
fle from now until
March 17th at 2pm
(Saint Patrick's Day)

We're raffling, 2 Wild
Adventures tickets that
were donated by our
wonderful park, a 12
foot Christmas tree
with all the decor' to go
with it donated from
Wal-Mart in Perry,
Florida and a gift bas-
ket donated by
Madison Elks Lodge.
Tickets are $1 each or 6
for $5.
Contact our
Activity Director,
Brandie Littleton (850)
948-4601 or (850) 228-
1144 for more info and
ticket purchases!

Photo Submitted
Alice Cobb (left) and Sylvia Slonimsky share tons of laughs and lots of
love at the Pine Lake Nursing Home Mardi Gras party!

Photo Submitted
Cathy Lott enjoys the Mardi Gras party at Pine
Lake Nursing Home in Greenville.

"A Hospital Dedicated To The Treatment Of
Alcoholism & Drug Abuse"
Services -
In-Palient Out-Patient Partial Hospitalization
De-tox Famili Residential Treatment
+ ii l (229)985-4815
3015 Veterans Parkway
i-- Moultrie, Georgia 31768 _.

Photo Submitted
Twana Arnold (back) gives resident
Geraldine Godfrey a hug during the Mardi Gras
celebration at Pine Lake Nursing Home.


"Superior Care In A Warm Caring Enviromnent Since 1977"
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Lake Park
Family & Cosmetic

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Porcelain Veneers
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Root Canals
Dentures & Partials
In House Dental Lab for
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You & Your Health

6 Madison County Carrier Wednesdav. March 5, 2008

The Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) has been awarded a
Medicaid Infrastructure Grant (MIG) from the Centers for Medicare and
Medicaid Services (CMS) within the federal Department of Health and
Human Services.
The $650,000 grant will be used for a statewide initiative to improve
competitive employment for people with disabilities. APD is eligible to
receive the MIG grant for the next three years.
One of the APD initiatives supported by the funding is a work incen-
-ti&IT tive program that allows people with disabilities to remain eligible for
SMedicaid while they are working. Losing healthcare coverage is one of
N tI nts f 0 the biggest deterrents for people with disabilities to go to work. The high
-dj -nd "cost of personal care assistance is also a deterrent to work. Another
d I i effort involves expanding the state's funding of personal care assistant
"t .ir. a (PCA) services to people who are working. Some people need a PCA to
;, .- '. .; help them get out of bed, shower, dress, and eat breakfast so they can go
to work each morning.
APD Director Jane Johnson said, "Helping people with disabilities
go to work is a top priority for our agency. We are thrilled to have been
Receive a free selected to win this federal grant providing us with funding to promote
S..' this important initiative. More than 60 percent of people with disabili-
S.ra auto road side : ties who want to work cannot find employment. APD is working to
Cosvice change that statistic and this money will help us achieve that goal."
.. serv e The agency currently serves more than 35,000 Floridians with the
dentlstty membership developmental disabilities of mental retardation, autism, cerebral palsy,
inuldet ; ~ spina bifida, and Prader-Willi syndrome.
1 .| y ^ .and theft identifi- For more information on the agency, call 1-866-APD-CARES or visit
cation assistance
cation assistance

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* General, Cosmetic,
Restorative and Preventative
Dentistry for the family
Home Whitening Systems
Oral Cancer Screenings
PPO Provider For United Concordia,
Ameritas, Cigna & Principal Dental Network
We Will File Your Insurance
Major Credit Cards Accepted

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You & Your Health

Madison County Carrier Wednesday, March 5, 2008 7

8WYou & Your Health

Blood Donors Brave Storms To Give At Lee Blood Drive

By Michael Curtis
GreenePublishing, Inc,
Don Plageman, Donor Recruitment
Representative for the American Red Cross working
out of Valdosta, Ga., brought a staff of six and a
mountain of enthusiasm to Lee City Hall on Friday,
February 22 for one of its thousands of annual blood

drives. Unfortunately the storm threat kept the num-
bers down. Still, many braved the weather to make
this vital community contribution.
"At any given time the national blood inventory
would last for only two days," Plageman explained.
"An average hospital uses over ten thousand pints a
year. The numbers are staggering. The American
Red Cross, by itself, accounts for over half of all the
blood donated," he added.
Plageman also outlined the restrictions placed on
the industry "We don't import blood from other coun-
tries for instance and we also have a variety of inter-
nal restrictions. Our blood supply is so essential but
it has to be managed carefully," he noted.
As a recruitment representative, Plageman is
responsible for recruiting churches, municipalities,
schools and any other sponsoring organization will-
ing to hold a blood drive. However, other than provid-

el Tour

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Michael Curtis, February 22, 2008
ARC Recruiter Don Plageman stands with
Amanda Bass, who is originally from Madison
County and now works with Plageman, to ensure an
adequate blood supply for those in need.
ing the physical space for the drive, the American Red
Cross will arrange everything else.
"We thank the Town of Lee and all the donors.
We're scheduled to be back at North Florida
Community College the week of July 4 and we'll con-
tinue to bring the Bloodmobile to the Winn-Dixie
Plaza three or four times annually," Plageman went
on to say.
Staff writer Michael Curtis can be reached at


SLake Park Of Madison

Services We Provide Are:
Physical Therapy Speech Therapy Occupational Therapy
Out Patient Therapy Nutritional Programs
IV Management Respite Care Wound Care Program

Come and see what makes us different.
Our residents and staff welcome your visit at any time.
For information, or to schedule a tour, please contact
Charlene Rye, Admissions; Ashley Sevor, Social Services;
Selena Young, DON; Joyce Denham, Administrator

._ ... : : .. "- " "' ."- -, '*. i
Lake Park of Madison is a modern 120 bed
Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center which accepts
Medicare, Medicaid, Private Pay, and Managed Care. We
are convenient to Madison, Monticello, Perry, Jasper,
Live Oak, Lake Park, Valdosta and Tallahassee.

259 SW Captain Brown Rd.

Madison, Florida
1(850) 973-8277.
Fax (850) 973-4006

of the Big Bend

Serving Persons with Epilepsy
Community Education

Diagnosis and Treatment

Case Management

Support Groups


1215 Lee Avenue, Ste. M-4
Tallahassee, Florida 32303


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Top Ten Things To Consider

When Choosing Home Health Care

Whatever your age, here's something you may
find intriguing: Today, baby boomers comprise about
30 percent of the U.S. population and more than one-
third of them are caring for an older parent, accord-
ing to AARP In addition, a recent survey showed
that two-thirds of boomers have children under the
age of 18 living in their households. As this so-called
"sandwich" generation continues to age, private
home health care is
increasingly important
for the health and well-
being of all three genera-
What To Expect
Home health care is a
way for people to enjoy
living at home safely
rather than end up in res-
idential, long-term or
institutional-based nurs-
ing care, while allowing
them to maintain their
independence and digni-
ty. Care workers may
visit the patient's home
to help with daily tasks
such as going to bed, dressing, personal hygiene,
some household tasks, shopping, cooking, and super-
vision of medication as well as accompanying their
clients to doctors' appointments. Workers typically
visit the home on a schedule determined in part by a
licensed physician and in part by the patient's needs.
Visits range from a few hours per day on a few days
per week to round-the-clock attendance.
What To Look For
According to Partners in Care, when selecting
someone to provide care for you or your family at
home, look for the following:
Credibility trustworthiness and compassion;
A caregiver that fits the patient's medical needs,
personality and interests;

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Fluency in the patient's own language.
In addition, the home health care agency should
measure your satisfaction on a regular basis to
ensure that services are upgraded to meet your
needs. Health care professionals most often involved
are nurses, followed by physical therapists and home
care aides. Other health care providers include res-
piratory and occupational therapists, medical social

workers and mental health workers. In the U.S.,
home health care is generally paid for by private
health insurance, Medicare or Medicaid, or directly
by the patient or family
What To Ask
To ensure the highest level of care, ask the fol-
lowing questions of a prospective home care
provider before making a final decision:
1. What types of services do you provide and how
quickly can you provide them?
2. Is the agency or individual licensed and
insured and by whom?

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Board Certified

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3. Are the home health aides screened and in
what manner?
4. What kind of professional training have your
aides received? How many hours? Do they receive
advanced courses?
5. What kind of health care team support do your
aides receive?
6. If my aide calls in sick, needs time off or just
doesn't show up, how quickly can you provide a fully
qualified and screened replacement?
7. Do you provide 24/7 live clinical support in
case of an emergency?
8. Are your aides trained to be sensitive to the
unique cultural, ethnic, personality personal care
and personal interest needs of the patient?
9. What controls and systems do you have in
place to monitor and prevent theft and abuse?
10. Will your agency help me navigate payment
options and continuity of care, especially in a situa-
tion that- may involve a mix of Medicare, private
insurance and private pay?
Dealing with declining health is never an easy
task but knowing that licensed, skilled health care
professionals are caring for your loved ones can
bring much-needed peace of mind.
What To Do To Learn More
For more information and answers to these ques-
tions, contact Partners in Care at (888) 943-8435 or on
the Web at http://www.artnersincare

Madison County Carrier Wednesday, March 5, 2008 9

You & Your Health

10 Madison County Carrier Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Big Bend Hospice Celebrates

By Tyrra B Meserve Hospice patient receives an entire team of s
Greene Publishing, Inc. port, from hospice nurse to music therapist,
Big Bend Hospice, a community based non- dedicated to providing the most support tl
profit organization founded in 1983 by volun- can to the patients and their families.
teers in search of a better way to take care of Often, when confronted by a life-limit
their loved ones at the end of life, celebrated diagnosis, the patient and their loved ones n
their 25th anniversary Friday, February 22. The specialized services to address their spec
dedicated staff at Big Bend Hospice has, in needs and to ensure that their wishes and go
those years, made service available to more for the end of life are met. In addition to
than 15,000 patients and their families in an patient's personal physician, a hospice nurs,
eight county region, which includes Madison. social worker, a home health aide, and
Providing support for individuals and their desired, a chaplin, a musical therapist a
families who are suffering from a life limiting trained volunteers become the patient's c;
illness, Big Bend Hospice works with the team to make sure these needs are met as b
patient and their family to give relief from not as possible. The team works together, al(
only the physical symptoms associated with ter- with a local medical director who is exp
minal illnesses, but the psychological and spiri- enced in end-of-life care, to provide spirit
tual as well. Offering a unique set of services, and psychological support for the patient a
Big Bend Hospices staff and volunteers help to family members, making the patient comfc
reduce pain and increase patients' wellbeing able so that they may enjoy time spent w
through therapeutic measures, family and friends.
Since 1983, Big Bend Hospice has been serv- Musical therapy is one such service tha
ing Madison County residents, along with resi- available to patients to help reduce pain a
dents of seven additional counties. Regardless increase the patient's well being through rel
of race, age, sex, national origin, nature of ill- ation. A program is developed by the mu
ness or ability to pay, anyone with a life limiting therapist to fit a patients individual spec:
illness is accepted. Once accepted, a Big Bend need. Lynn Taff, the music therapist for

ig Bend
Your Hometow Hospice
Licensed'Since 198


e, a

t is

Nursing & Home Health Support Counseling & End-
Board Certified Music Therapy Chaplains Grief
850/973-8131 or toll free 24 hours
225 SW Smith Street, Madison www.

heir 25th Year

Bend Hospice is there to supply that support.
"Providing support for families and
patients," Taff says "and helping them get
through this difficult time, that's why I'm
A twenty-four hour nursing service is also
available. While most patients remain in their
homes during their hospice, able to still enjoy
much of their daily routines, not all patients
are able to do so. Big Bend Hospice offers
Hospice House, located in Tallahasssee, as an
option. The home-like setting of Hospice House
provides critical patient care for problems like
aggressive treatment for pain control, respira-
tory distress that has become unmanageable,
complex medications and treatments, and
offers a transition between hospital to home,
nursing home, or assisted living facility.
As the use of hospice care increases,
patients needing the services that Big Bend
Hospice provides can find comfort in Big Bend's
knowledge and therapeutic services. As a non-
profit organization, Big Bend Hospice depends
on community support for all non-reimbursable
expenses. Contributing to Big Bend Hospice,
the community helps support patient care-
needs. Also providing community education
and support, Big Bend
Hospice, experts in
end-of-life planning,
grief and loss, and
care giving are avail-
able to local business-
es, churches and
To learn more, give
a contribution, or
become a volunteer,
Contact Michele
SBrantley, Big Bend
Hospice's community
relations representa-
tive at 850-566-7491.
There are many
meaningful ways to
remember a loved one.
The Big Bend Hospice
team is a supportive
group that helps fami-
lies through the diffi-
cult times, so more of
)f-Life Planning those memories can be
& Loss Support made.
Staff writer Tyrra B
a day 800/772-5862 Meserve can be reached at tyrra@greenepublish-

You & Your Health

March of Dimes Awards Grant To

Healthy Start Coalition

By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The March of
Dimes Florida Chapter
has awarded a grant to
the Healthy Start
Coalition to support
Group Prenatal Care,
aimed at underserved
maternal and child
health needs here in the
tri-county area. This
program will address
some of the state's high-
est infant mortality
rates using an innova-
tive approach to deliv-
ery of prenatal educa-
tion and services.
This grant is one of
many that the March of
Dimes awards in pur-
suit of its mission to
prevent birth defects,
premature birth and
infant mortality We will
use the March of Dimes
grant as seed money to
meet our objective of
providing mothers and

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Valdosta, Ga 31605
William R. Grow, M.D.
K.G. Kumar, M.D.
Arvind Gupta, M.D.
A. Timothy Brady, M.D.
Thomas W. Hobby, D.O.
Fredrick A. Koehler, M.D.
Hernando Moreno, M.D.
James A. Sinnott, M.D.
Edward J. Fricker, M.D.
Glenn H. Evans, M.D.
G.E. Trey Powell, M.D.
Danny S. Talwar, M.D.


babies with enhanced
prenatal care that
includes health educa-
tion targeted to
increased first

trimester care, fewer
no-shows for care,
increased breastfeeding
rates, and increased
birth weights.
The Healthy Start
Coalition's mission is to
"...improve the lives of
mothers and babies",

and group prenatal care
is one of the solutions
in a rural community
that has a positive affect
on birth outcomes, one

of the Coalition's many
strategies to offset the
barriers to a healthy
start for newborns in
Jefferson, Madison, &
Taylor Counties.
"We are thrilled that
the March of Dimes has
agreed to provide the

funding to support our
group prenatal care in
our Health Department
offices in Monticello
and Madison. The inter-
action and support I've
witnessed among the
women who attend
these sessions shows me
we are accomplishing
positive results for
babies being born .in
Jefferson and Madison
Counties," says Craig
Wilson, Healthy Start
Program Manager for
Jefferson and Madison
David Driggers,
President of the
Healthy Start
Coalition's Board of
Directors said, "I am
appreciative of the

funding provided by the
March of Dimes to help
us keep our group pre-
natal care program
operating and providing
women with the help

and education they need
to have healthy babies".
Staff writer Michael
Curtis can be reached at
michael (agreenepublish

"We Are Home When You Need Us".

Madmon urgingg Center
Professional Rehabilitation and
Skilled Nursing Facility

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: adison, FL 323411


of Dimes
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Don't Sweat the Small Stuff.

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Do you avoid holding hands
with your date?
Do you hate to shake hands
with strangers?

If sweaty hands keep you from expressing yourself,
there may be a solution...
A new procedure offered by a
Board Certified Physician is available in Tallahassee.
Call 850-877-5569
to learn the details that may change your life.

Harry M. Rosenblum, M.D.
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for Sweaty Palms

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Lake Park Of Madison
A skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility,
serving the long term care and rehabilitation
needs of Madison and the surrounding area.

259 SW Captain Brown Rd. Madison, FL
(850) 973-8277

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Are You In Need Of.
Chiropractic Services?
Dr. Michael A. Miller
180 S. Cherry St., Suite D 3116 Capital Circle NE, Ste.2
Monticello, FL 32344 Tallahassee, FL 32308
850-997-1400 M M WD 850-668-4200
Now excepting Blue Cross Blue Shield and most other insurances

I Ca

T Down Home Medical
256 SW Wahington Ave.
Madison, FL
(850) 973-4590
Michael Stick, MD
Tammy Williams, NP-C
"Professional Healthcare At Home"
Dr Michael Stick HEALTHPLAN SOUTHEAST Provider Tammy Williams

And O Steoporos isCente

228 NE Hancock Ave.
Madison, FL
(850) 973-2767
Mon.-Fri. 8am to 5pm
We accept All Insurances,
also Medicaid and Medicare
Walk-Ins Welcome
1r-L rj.' We Do BU one Density i I. I e

Valdosta Medical Clinic
James A. Sinnott, M.D.
Edward J. Fricker, M.D.
Specialist In All Gastrointestinal Disorders
Dr. Sint. Appointments Only Dr. rik
(229) 245-7345 or 1-800-587-0777

3207 Country Club Drive Valdosta GA


We have a sliding-fee program for
those who qualify at
Tri-County Family Health Care
Elizabeth Hengstebeck, DO
Board Certified Family Physician
You may save $ on your prescriptions
from us, when filled at Jackson's Drugs
Please call 850-948-2840
for more information
193 NW US 221 Greenville, FL 32331
Mon Wed, Fr. 8am5 1pm: Tues 10am. prn Thurs 10am 7pm
North Flonda AIedical Centers. Inc.

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