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Becky's Dance
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Dance
Competition
Team Wins
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Title


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Ellis Wins

District 5; Will

Face Branham

In November
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Roy Ellis won the primary for Dis-
trict 5 County Commissioner, getting
380 votes.
Ellis" nearest challenger, Sam
McGhee, got 244 votes. Coy Donaldson
gathered 162 votes. Upstart newcomer
Michael Curtis got 104 votes. Howard
James Bennett received 50 votes.
Ellis will now face Mark Branham in
the November general election.


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THE SPIRIT OF MADISON COUNTY


ITT Toxic Chemicals


Community Demanding Answers


On ITT-Thompson Cleanup


By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A youthful official from the Environ-
mental Protection Agency brought a'
court reporter and a detailed slideshow
presentation to a North Florida Commu-
nity College classroom on August 28 to
explain the cleanup that was about to be
launched at the abandoned ITT-Thomp-
son Industries site on Livingston, just
northeast of downtown Madison.
What he didn't bring, however, was


awareness that the
fourteen-year cleanup
at the nearby landfill,
a cleanup only involv-
ing ITT toxic chemi-
cals that had been
carried there, had
just been declared a
failure. He also .
couldn't have antici-
Tom Moffses patedd the retiring
Madison City Manager that boldly de-


A mah leans over the.top of the clock to clean it on Labor Day. The cleaning is being done to keep the Courthouse
a stately place that visitors to the city can appreciate. The photographer, who took these photos, said it kind of puts a
new twist on "I'll clean your clock!'"



"Restoration Begins On Courthouse"


By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
There has been a question on the
minds of many that have been passing
the Madison County Courthouse re-
cently, as construction is apparently un-
der way, but for what?. In a word,
"Restoration."


Madison County is one of just a few
in Florida to have a working historic
courthouse. The beauty and stately
grandeur of the building is a center-
piece and showcase of the community
It has literally set the tone and flavor
since its architecture of 1914 was com-
pleted.


In a process that started with a roof
in "rainwater-falling-into-bowls" condi-
tion, the county obtained a very timely
Small County Courthouse Grant of
$384,000 to include repairs and renova-
tions. The initial roofing and windows
selected combined excellent function
Please see Courthouse Clock,: Page 3A


"TOGETHER WE CAN LEAD THE WAY TO A SAFER FLORIDA"


Highway Patrol Offers Safety Tips In Height Of hurricane Season


As Florida recovers from
Tropical Storm Fay and pre-
pares for other storms, it is a
good time to remind drivers
of important safety precau-
tions to reduce the number of
storm-related, vehicle fatali-
ties.
"The Florida Highway Pa-,
trol works very hard to keep
our highways' safe, but we
need drivers to do their part
too, especially when in-
clement weather affects dri-
ving conditions," said
Colonel John Czernis, Direc-
tor of the Florida Highway
Patrol. "Together we can lead'


the way to a Safer Florida."
The Florida Highway Pa-
trol urges drivers to follow
safety tips that can save lives.
Stay put Avoid driving
in heavy storms, and stay in a
safe place after the storm. Be
prepared to remain where
you are for an extended peri-
od of time. Often, injuries
and deaths occur in the after-
math of storms. Sightseers
impeding roadways cause ob-
stacles for emergency person-
nel responding to those in
need.
Slow down -. The roads
remain slick after the storm


so if you have to drive, de- trucks, as well as motorcy-
crease your speed to avoid hy- cles. Gusty wind makes dri-
droplaning. ving difficult, especially
SBuckle up When it is fi- when it is rapidly changing
nally safe to venture out, take speed and direction.
the extra time to buckle your Turn around; don't
seatbelt. It is the law in Flori- drown Prepare for standing
da, and. statistics continue to water. Never drive through
show that seatbelts save lives.. flooded areas, even if you are
Four of the reported deaths familiar with the roads. The
related to Tropical Story Fay area of roadway, you cannot
involved motorists who were see beneath the water may be
not wearing their seatbelts. washed out or the water may
SBe cautious of high conceal debris, tree branches
winds Windy conditions ad- or even power lines.
versely affect all vehicles, Pay attention You may
particularly high profile vehi- come up on an intersection
cles, such as' buses and- Please see Hurricane, Page 3A


dared knowledge of hundreds of other
illegally disposed toxic barrels.
The meeting was standing-room-,
only, packed with concerned citizens
and local notables gathered in protest or
praise or both, depending on the actions
suggested. Obviously, in the wake of the
landfill failure, any remedy would need
to show promisepbeyorid the ineffective
pump-and-treat approach that has been
in place for nearly fifteen years at the
Please see ITT-Thompson, Page 14A
UNKNOWN DRIVER

Wreck Injures

Three
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing; Inc.
A wreck on US 90 at NW Sambar
Loop in Greenville injured three people
early Saturday morning. August 30.
According to the Florida Highway
Patrol, the wreck occurred at 1:18 a.m.
as an unknown driver was westbound
on U.S. 90 in a 1997 Dodge pickup truck.
The unknown driver was unable to
negotiate a turn onto NW Sambar Loop
and he struck a tree.
The pickup continued north, and
came ,to a final rest on the northeast
shoulder of NW Sambar Loop.
Lamorris D. Collins, 29, and Phillip
Lamont Nelson, both of Greenville,.suf-
fered serious injuries in the crash.
William Lee Christian III, of Perry, suf-
fered minor injuries.
The Madison County Sheriff's Of-
fice, Madison County EMS and Madi-
son and Greenville fire departments as-
sisted at the scene.
Anyone with information on this
crash is asked to contact FHP Trooper
Brian W Lundy at (850) 245-7700 or (850)
973-5103. According to the report, alco-
hol may have been involved in the
crash.

Sign-Ups Set For

Dave Gailbraith

Football And

Cheerleading
Dave Galbraith
Football and
Cheerleading
Sign-ups will
To- r r be held on
Saturday, Sep-
tember 6,
from 9 a.m.




hous-e.
The ages
for foot-
ball are 7-13
year olds
and the
leagues are broken down as follows: 7-
10 year olds and 11-13 year olds. The
ages for cheerleaders are 4-13 years old.
To register, you need a birth certifi-
cate and proof of insurance. The fees
are: $50.00 for one child, $75 for two chil-
dren and $100 for three children.
Volunteers are needed, if interested
please let it be know at the sign-ups. If
you cannot make it to the sign-ups at
the Courthouse, please go by Madison
SSporting Goods to sign-up.
For more information, please con-
tact Billy Tolar at (850) 673-7979.


2 Sections. 26 Pages
-I dAround Madison County
Bridal Guide
Cassifieds/Legals
Community Calendar


- IHealth & Fitness
4-7A Money & Finance
8A Obituaries
10-12A Viewpoints & Opinions
.5A Path of Faith


A Wed 92/69 Thu 92/72 Fri 89/74 Sat 9074
9/3 A9 9/4 915 916 9 4
5A Intervals of clouds and sunshine. Titnes of sun and clouds. Highs in Isolated thunderstorms. Highs in Times of sun and clouds. Highs in
23A High 92F. Winds ENE at 10 to 15 the low 90s and lows ip the low the upper 80s and lows in the'mid the low 90s arid lows in the mid
Section B mph. 70s. 70s. 70s.


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www.greenepublishing.Com


Wednesday, September 3, 2008


VIEWPOINTS & OPINIONS


Wandering
With The Publisher
Mary Ellen Greene
Columnist


IT MATTERS !!!!

Along the coast of the vast Atlantic Ocean, there
lived an old man. Each day when the tide went out, he
would make his way along the beach for miles.
Another man who lived not far away, would occa-
sionally watch as he vanished into the distance and lat-
er noticed that he had returned.
The neighbor also noticed that, as he walked, the old
man would often stoop down to lift something from the
sand and then toss it away into the water.
One day, when the old man went down to the beach,
this neighbor followed to satisfy his curiosity and sure
enough, as he watched, the old man bent down and gen-
tly lifted something from the sand and threw it into the
ocean. By the time the old man made his next stop, the
neighbor had come near enough to see that he was pick-
ing up a starfish which had been stranded by the re-
treating tide and would, of course, die of dehydration
before the tide returned.
As the old man turned to return it to the ocean the
neighbor called out with a degree of mockery in his
voice, "Hey, old timer! What are you doing? This beach
goes on. for hundreds of miles,. and thousands of
starfish get washed up every day!! Surely you don't
think that throwing a few back is going to matter."
The old man listened and paused for a moment, then
held the starfish in his hand out toward his neighbor.
"It matters to this one,' he said.
'Nuff said...Bye for now...See 'ya !!!!!!


-I By Tyrra Meserve
Greene Publishing, Inc.


W MEET YOUR 1

NEIGHBOR U


r Jimmi Register
Jimmy Register is a Madi-
son native that believes, like
many others in his communi-
ty, in treating people as he
wants to be treated. A building
contractor, he has helped erect
many of the staple structures
that are a part of today's
Madison. After living in Talla-
hassee for over 30 years, it is
for his wife that he has re-
turned to the town in which he
grew up.
"Martha will be retiring
from teaching this year," Register shared. "She
wanted to finish her teaching career here in
Madison, so we moved back and bought the
house she lived in when we met and married."
Seventeen years later, pride still rings in
Register's voice when he speaks of his beloved.
A teacher at Madison County High School,
Martha's job is one to take pridein. A teacher for
many years, it is certain that she will be sorely
missed when her retirement date comes due.
The two met through mutual friends, and
years later it is time with her that Register cher-
ishes.
"I enjoy spending family time," Register
said. "That is where you can most often find me
if I'm hot out hunting or fishing."
Between still working as a contractor, bird
hunting and fishing, Register stays busy Espe-
cially fond of dove and duck hunting, Register is'
a man who knows how to set his sights on the
task at hand.


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

Negative Response To The "Alcohol Referendum"


To fellow citizens of Madison County,
I can no longer read another negative response to
the "alcohol referendum" without a response. Will one
of you PLEASE tell me when they removed the alcohol
from all the beer I see being sold in this county?
The last facts that I knew were:
(12 oz) beer = 1 (1 shot) mixed drink= 1 (4 oz)
glass of wine
So, how come, all of the articles and letters I have
read, not one individual has included beer as a cause to;
abuse, DUI's, or alcoholism? If you are so against alco-
hol in this "Dry" county, why haven't one of you started


a petition for a referendum to make this a "true dry
county"? The Jesus I know, would call this current sit-
uation "hypocritical"!!! You cannot have beer and then
say, "liquor and wine are bad for you." They are all the
same!!!
The truth is that it is up to the voters of Madison
county, and that we are not the judge of each other (only
one Judge), and that you are either for something, or
against it.

The choice is ours,
Perry A. Michael


Last Saturday evening, best-selling author Rick
Warren and his congregation of Saddleback Church in
Southern California's Orange County hosted a presi-
dential debate of sorts between the two major party
candidates, Barack Obama and John McCain. In sepa-
rate sessions, Warren put the same set of questions to
first Obama and then McCain.
Obama's answers were nuanced and professorial.
McCain's answers were more forceful and direct. They
really represent the difference in personalities and pos-
sibly experience between these two senators.
Rick Warren asked a variety of questions, including
some on values, which were of particular iriterest to his
congregation in attendance. When the issue came to
abortion, Warren's question was straight forward:
When does life begin which would require protection
for the human fetus? The answers from the two candi-
dates were quite different and very revealing.
Barack Obama's answer was searching and equivo-
cating. Finally, he said that the issue "was above his pay
grade" an astonishing admission. By contrast, John
McCain said quickly and simply that life begins at con-
ception. The science of reproduction is strongly
weighted on the side of McCain's answer.
With hiis non-answer (he punted), Obama opens
himself up to two criticisms, one subtle and the other
more direct. When a person who advocates abortion:
like Obama says he doesn't know when life begins, he is
in effect acknowledging that some abortions destroy liv-
ing human beings. Only when you draw a line where
life actually begins can you morally sanction abortion;
afterwards, it is the death of 'an innocent human being.
SSecond, Senator Obama says that he is unqualified
to make that decision, yet he is seeking the job of presi-
dent, who will make judiciary appointments to men
who will make that decision. You had better believe
that it is within his pay grade, or at least the pay grade
he seeks. Harry Truman (a sign on his desk read, "The
buck stops here") would never have passed on such a
question, let alone suggested it was above his pay grade.
After all, what is above the pay grade of the most im-
portant job. in the world? It would seem that the junior
senator fromIllinois isn't ready for prime time.
McCain's answer was much simpler and to the point
- life begins at conception. Therefore, all abortions in-
volve the destruction of human life by his (and my) de-
finition.
In the Roe versus Wade decision of 1973,. the'
Supreme Court authorized abortions in our country as
a fundamental right for women. More than'48 million
have been accomplished in thirty-five years. In that 7-2
decision, the majority opinion stated that the court did
not know when human life began but when that infor-
mation became common knowledge, the decision would
have to be revisited in light of new evidence.
In 35 years, medical technology has given us much
greater insight into the miracle of life within a moth-
er's womb. Within a few weeks of conception, we can
detect a heartbeat and brain waves. At six weeks, the
baby's sex can be determined. At ten weeks, tiny feet
with ten toes and toenails can be identified in ultra,
sound images.
It is at this point where 95 percent of abortions oc-
cur.
In Madison, a crisis pregnancy center operates 20
hours each week on West Duval Street to minister and
advise young women who fear they might be pregnant
and are seeking answers and support. Since May, we
have had the ability to provide ultrasound images of
women who are pregnant. In the process, we hope to
create an unshakeable and loving bond between mother
and infant.
This is a' Christian min-
istry We hope to give our
clients a deeper, more
abiding understanding of
the Gospel. We also be-
lieve in Thomas Jeffer-
son's words from the Dec-
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laration of Independence, that we are "endowed by our
Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among
these are life..." We believe that what God has created
in his own image, man cannot take away
Joe Boyles
Lee, FL


Emera en
Publisher


Mud-Bogging? Or Accident?
Some of you, the readers, were born and raised here
in Madison County Some of you moved here to Madison
County, from somewhere else. The fact remains that we
live here because we like it here.
I was born and raised in Madison County I've never
lived anywhere else. I have no desire, whatsoever, to live
in a big city I like my small town. I like waving at every-
one and knowing their name. I like sitting down in a
restaurant and the waitress knows to bring me un-sweet
tea because she knows that is what I'm going to order.
Small town/country life IS the greatest way of life, in my
opmnion..
I think the benefits of being raised in a small town far
outweigh being raised in a big city Children get to expe-
rience so much more, in my opinion, than those raised in
the big cities...... hunting, fishing, boating, four-wheel-
ing, cows, horses, and mud-bogging.
And, mud-bogging is where this story.begins.
About two weeks ago, (right after Tropical Storm Fay
dropped 10 inches of rain at my house) my nephew Forest
had come down to-my house to "hang-out" with Cheltsie.
They decided to go swimming, but Forest had no swim-
ming trunks with him. No problem Cheltsie and Forest
climbed in my Expedition and headed to Forest's house.
(Forest lives at the top of the "home-place" and I live at
the bottom. By driving thru the farm and fields one can
get from one house to the other without getting on the
highway.)
The next thing I know, Hunter got a phone call from
Cheltsie that she was stuck and needed him to come pull
her out. (Story seems to be told, "I was going to go one
way but Forest told me NOT to go that way because I
would get stuck. He told me to go the other way,
and.......")
So Hunter took off in his truck and I sent her a text
(that's the only way teenagers know how to talk, now-a-
days) that said "OMG LOL". (teenager talk "Oh my
gosh laugh out loud")
.She sent back saying, "I'm sooooo sorry." I replied
with, "Don't be. I'm laughing! It's happened to the best of
us. We have ALL been there at one time or another."
And I was laughing. Oh, the memories of being a
teenager and going mud-bogging and being stuck and
having to have someone come pull me out are just so fun-
ny This is part of child-hood that makes life fun.
Well, Hunter couldn't get them out (seems that they
found one of the worst mud-holes on the farm.) So, he
went and got the tractor. The tractor couldn't pull them
out either.
So I called my friend, Tanya, who has a four-wheel
drive truck. Tanya headed to the "rescue" and got my Ex-
pedition moved a slight bit when.... she then found.her-
self stuck also.
So, she called her husband, Henry, and I called my
brother, William (Forest's Dad.)
Henry backed up, hooked to Tanya's
truck......and....you got it .....he got stuck too.
I was still at my house during all of this -I had no car
to go anywhere. But oh, how I wish I could have seen it
all. I did call Cheltsie and told her to get my camera and
take pictures so I could at least laugh at pictures.
I said, "I wish I was there." She replied, "No you
don't! Everybody's yelling at everybody" To which I said,
"Tell them to be quiet. Every one of them has been in this
same exact predicament before." And, I was still laugh-
ing.
Cheltsie later relays that Henry climbed on the trac-
tor and finally got my car out of the mud, then Tanya's,
and then his.
Two hours later they all showed back up at the house
and for the next hour, all the kids washed vehicles.
The question still does remain, "Was it truly an acci-
dent or was it hot-dogging it and playing in the mud?"
"Was it truly an accident or was it that the mud-hole just
looked fun?"
I never asked! Either way I've been there, done that!
Until then..... I'll see you around the town.


The Candidates And Abortion





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Wednesday, September 3, 2008 www.greenepublishing.com Madison County Carrier 3A




VIEWPOINTS & OPINIONS


I hope everyone is having a great day and enjoyed
Labor Day!
Happy birthday wishes are extended to Turner
Phillips and Danny Blount, who celebrate their big days
on Wednesday, September 3. Twins Emmie and Georgia
Phillips will celebrate their birthday on Friday, Septem-
ber 5. Jeannie. Phillips will celebrate her birthday on
Monday, September 8.
Belated birthday wishes go out to my cousin,
Michael Keeler, who turned another year older on Au-
gust 27 and was honored with a birthday party on Sun-
day, August 31. Belated birthday wishes are also extend-
ed to Dorothy Knitter, who celebrated her birthday on
Monday, September 1.
Dawn's Kinder Academy is still busy selling their cook-
books. For information on how to get yours, please con-
tact KeUi, Jewell or Traci Macarages at (850) 971-5225.
SThat's all the news for this week! Have a great week
and a beautifulforever! May God bless each and every
,onief you! Y ,,. :





Jessie Warren vs. Steven Michael Forton repeat in-
junction
Wachovia Mortgage Corporation vs. Pamela D.
Williams mortgage foreclosure
S Household Finance Corporation III vs. Chandler
Webb mortgage foreclosure
Jennifer Cox and DOR vs. John Clayton support
Marla Faniel and DOR vs. Antonio Davis support
Michael Pinkard and DOR vs. Robin Pinkard.
support
Dawntessa Smith and DOR vs. Brandon Postel sup-
port
f" eameeea-Smith and .DOR;vs. Orient Livingston -
support.,
Andrew'E.-Adams; Jr. vs. Patricia A. Adams sim-
ple dissolution
Taylor, Bean and Whitaker Mortgage vs. John and
Kimberly Aust mortgage foreclosure




Right-handed people live, on average,
nine years longer than left-handed
people do. (sorry to upset the lefties)

Hurricane cont from page 1A

that is no longer controlled by a traffic control device. If
a police officer is directing traffic, follow their direc-
tions. Otherwise, treat the intersection as you would
treat an intersection governed by a four-way stop sign.
For real-time traffic and road condition reports, as
well as maps and additional safety tips, FHP encourages
motorists to visit www.flhsmv.gov/fhp/. Florida drivers
can also call 511 on their cell phone for up-to-the-minute
updates on traffic congestion, road construction, lane
closures, severe weather and travel delays on Interstates
and major highways.
The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehi-
cles encourages anyone with a valid Florida driver li-
cense or identification card to go online to
www.flhsmv.gov and enter their emergency contact in-
formation. This vital information gives law enforcement
immediate access to this information in cases of an
emergency, which makes it easier for them to contact a
family member or friend.


To say' that
Barack Oba-
ma's candidacy
for the. presi-
dency isn't his-
toric would be a
classic under-
statement. As a
true African-
American (his
father was
African and his
mother Ameri-


can), his candidacy
breaks a racial barrier
that seemed all but impos-
sible just a few short
years ago. He is young,
attractive, and a good
speaker when using pre-
pared remarks (however
not so good off the cuff).
And for a number of rea-
sons, this election season
is supposed 'to go very
well for Democrats.
So, Obama is a shoe-
in, right? Well, not so
fast. All of the polls show
the race very tight. At
this stage, it would ap-
pear that the presidential
election will be decided
by. just a few electoral
votes from a handful of
states, such as Ohio,
Michigan, Virginia, Mis-
souri, Colorado, and ...
yes ... Florida.
Senator Obama has
some unique challenges
to overcome, partly be-
cause his candidacy is so
historic. Let's look at
these challengeS, one-by
one.
First is. the inexperi-
ence factor. Obama has
been a United States sena-
tor only since January
2005. Before that, he was
an Illinois state senator
for eight years. His re-
sume lists his occupation
as "community organiz-
er." By comparison, his
opponent in the general
election, Republican John
McCain,. is vastly more
experienced.
Second, Barack Oba-
ma is very liberal. In rat-


Obama's Challeng
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National

Security
Joe Boyles
Guest Columnist i J


ing key votes in the Sen-
Sate last year, a prominent
national journal rated
Obama the most liberal
member of the United
States Senate.. That's a
problem for Barack be-
cause his record (ar-
guably thin but his record
nonetheless) is much
more liberal (higher tax-
es, big government solu-
tions) than most of the
country. By comparison,
McCain is right-of-center
where most of our elec-
torate is.
In Article II of the
United States Constitu-
tion, it lists the first role
of opr president is to be
commander-in-chief 'of
our military. Here, Mc-
Cain has a decided advan-
tage over Obama. Obama
has absolutely zero mili-
tary experience, either as
a civilian or in uniform.
If John McCain is elected
president in November,
he will be bring to the job
more military and foreign
policy experience than
any president since.
Eisenhower. So I would
list the third major chal-
lenge that Obama must
overcome is his inexperi-
ence to fulfill the role of
commander-in-chief.
A parallel challenge is
that Obama is considered
weak on terrorism.. His
father was Muslim, which
is reflected in his name
and early childhood edu-
cation in Indonesia. His
Chicago political origins
include a number of Is-
lamic connections and his
close association with
William Ayers, a domestic '
terrorist from the Viet-
nam War era. Also, the
liberation theology em-
braced by his long-time


Fs
church (Trinity
United Church of
Christ) seemed to
take the side of
S terrorism in the
wake of the 9-11at-
tacks. Obama
.must assure voters
that he absolutely
rejects these blem-
ishes from his
past.
A fifth challenge..
that Senatpr Obama faces
is the southside Chicago
politics that launched his
career. Historically, this
is the most corrupt big-
city political machine in
our nation's history. Any
budding Chicago politi-
cian would.need the help
from; this system which
explains his ties to Ayers,
Pastor Jeremiah Wright,
Father Bill Pfleger, and
convicted developer Tony
Rezko. When these issues
are explored by the media
during the campaign or
publicized by 527 groups
who oppose Obama, it
cannot help but hurt him.
While Obama has ma-
jor cultural issues to
overcome, which I've al-
ready mentioned, I do not
think one of them is race.
I realize that there are
people who will vote
against Obama because of
his skin color, but they
will be more than offset
by people who will vote
for Obama strictly be-
cause he is black. In fact,
I would argue that race
has helped Obama's polit-
ical career from the very
beginning.
Don't get me wrong -
I'm not being critical of
Obama. Race has been .an
asset in his political ca-
reer and he has used it
well, just as McCain has
used his POW status.
I think this race is
more about Obama than
it is McCain. If Barack
can convince the center,
non-ideological voters
that he can overcome
these challenges, then he
should win the election
given the advantages that
Democrats have in 2008.
If not, John McCain will
be our 44th president.


Courthouse Clock cont from page 1A

with form, but the roof didn't reach the exacting speci-
fications outlined by the Division of Historical Re-
sources of the Florida Department of State.
The Secretary of the Interior, whose offices coordi-
nate the historical elements of the renovation, have
communicated with Clerk of the Court Tim Sanders to
ensure the requests for historical replication are
achieved. Financially, the bottom line for the project is
still no charge to the county Practically, however, the
lawn ajd roof will be filled with materials, workers and
overturned dirt for a little while longer.
"As one of the oldest working Courthouses in Flori-
da, we are working with the state to make sure the his-
toric character is maintained. It's more than a land-
mark to Madison County, it's a symbol of our communi-
ty and we're going to make sure it's done right," Sanders
noted.
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Dance Steps Studio Dance Competition Team


Wins National Title


The 12 dancers from Becky's Dance Steps Studio competing in the Teen and Se-
nior Divisions were (Front Row) Mauri Tourangeau, Amy Newman, Leeanne Agner,
Shannen Combass, Caitlin Tourangeau and (Back Row) April Bishop, Elainie Jarvis,
Kristin Finney, Brianna Browning, Kendal Wilson, Lisa Terry and D.W. Jarvis.


Winning first place trophies for their dances at DMI are (Front Row) Savanna Ed-
wards, Erin Jarvis, Savanna Wilford and (Back Row) Brittany Edwards, Stefanie Eng-
lish, Summer Langell, Haley Rogers, Faith Archambault, Katelyn Scott and Ramsey
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26. The 23 member team,
ranging in ages 5 18,
carried on the winning
tradition of the studio's


dance teams from previ-
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home three first place
trophies, four second
place trophies and second
third place trophies for
the nine entries they pre-
pared for the competi-
tion. The four members
of the youngest team in
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prize money in their age
category for the 3 5 year
old division. The girls
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personality plus tap rou-
tine to "Papa Loves Mam-
bo" to win the overall ti-
tle. The other 19 mem-
bers of the team from the
studio proudly competed
in the Junior, Teen and
Senior divisions with 8
more dances in the ballet,
tap and jazz categories to
bring home the other tro-
phies.
Under the direction of
studio owner,Becky
Robinson; associate
teacher, Toni Blanton;
and studio volunteer,
Nikole Boatw-right, the
entire team qualified at
the Regional convention/
competition held in Mo-
bile, Alabama on Dec. 8,,
2007, to attend the Na-
tional Finals for Dance
Makers, Inc.
The Regional and Na-
tional events were orga-
nized by Doug Shaffer,
the owner of Dance Mak-
ers, Inc., based in Laguna
Beach, California. Sup-
ported by a large group of
family members and
friends that traveled to
Myrtle Beach, the
dancers did an outstand-
ing job representing
Madison County in the
National competition
which had 197 entries
from all over the United
States following DMI's 14
city tour held from Fall
2007 Spring 2008.
They were judged by
three professional chore-
ographers from Los An-
geles, New York and Vir-
ginia using a point scor-
ing system with criteria
based upon technique,
choreography, stage pres-
ence / personality and
overall impact. In addi-
tion to the competition,


the dancers attended
classes in ballet, tap, jazz,
lyrical and hip hop
taught by the judges as
well as other well known
professionals within the
dance industry.
They also rehearsed daily
before competing at night
before a large crowd at
the Myrtle Beach Con-
vention Center.
Following months of
fundraisers led, by the
dancers' Parent Advisory
Committee, many team
rehearsals and numerous
public performances the
23 team members of the
Becky's Dance Steps Stu-
dio Competition Team
that attended the DMI
National Finals were
Faith Archambault, April
Bishop, Leeanne Brookes,
Brianna Browning, Shan-
nen Combass, Brittany
Edwards, Savanna Ed-
wards, Ansley English,
Stephanie English,
Kristin Finney, DW
Jarvis, Elainie Jarvis,
Erin Jarvis, Summer
Langell, Amy Newman,
Haley Rogers; Katelyn
Scott, Lisa Terry, Caitlin
Tourangeau, Mauri To-
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van, Savanna Wilford,
and Kendal Wilson.
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convention classes espe-
cially designed for the
younger students was
four year old Merridy Ar-
chambault, the younger
sister of team member
Faith Archambault.
The team directors
Becky Robinson, Toni
Blanton and Nikole
Boatwright would like to
thank the Parent Adviso-
ry Committee and all the
businesses and sponsors
who supported the
Becky's Dance Steps Stu-
dio 2007 2008 Dance
Competition Team.
It was an exciting and
successful year for the
dancers, their families
and the faculty from the
studio.


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Mr. John L.

"Foreman"

Wisor
Mr. John L. "Fore-
man" Wisor, age 71, died
on Friday, August 29, 2008
in Valdosta, Ga.
Donations in John's
memory
may be made
to'the Lang-
dale Hospice
House, 2241
Pineview
< Drive, Val-
dosta, GA. 31602.
Mr. Wisor was born
September 16, 1936, in
Akron, Ohio, and is the
son of the
late Clyde Wisor and
Chloe Myers Wisor. Before
moving to Pinetta in 1998,
he had lived in Lake
Park, Ga., Valdosta, Ga.,
and Akron, Ohio.
He is survived by his
wife, Carol Wisor of Pinet-
ta; one son, Jay Wisor and
wife Michelle of Pinetta;
two brothers, Charles
Wisor and Claude Wisor;
four grandchildren,
Dustin Wisor, Brandon
Wisor, Michael Cole Wisor
and Scott Langner.
He was predeceased by
his parents and two sis-
ters, Carmen Campbell
and Elizabeth Cash and a
brother, Dwayne Wisor.





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Catherine

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Catherine Moore Eng-
lish, age 86, died Thurs-
day, August 28, 2008
in Ocala.
Funeral services were
held Tuesday, September
2, at 11 a.m., at Green-
ville Methodist Church
in Greenville, with burial
at Evergreen Cemetery
The family received
friends after interment in
the Fellowship Hall -
at Greenville Methodist
Church.
Catherine grew up in
the Moseley Hall area and
went to Sirmans School
and graduated from
Greenville High School.
She was a Homemaker
and member of
Greenville Methodist
Church. She moved
toGainesville in 1965.
She is survived by one
son, James W Parrish and
wife Margaret of Tallahas-
see; three daughters, Geor-
gianne Johnson of Ocala,
Selena Catherine Boyett
and husband Rep of
Yulee, and Betsy Lorene
Home and husband Steve
of Jacksonville; two sis-
ters, Lucile Cruce
of Madison, and Dot Prid-
geon of'Greenville; three
grandchildren; and four
great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in
death by her parents, Rus-
sell B. and Sarah Ethel
Moore; husband, George I.
English Jr.; a grandson,
Stephen Palmer;
and granddaughter, Nancy
Virginia Parrish.


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Mary Elizabeth Mercer Whatley


Mary Elizabeth Mer-
cer Whatley, 89, died
peacefully August 28, 2008,
at home in.Monticello,
Florida.
Funeral services were
held at 1 p.m., Monday,

Charles

"Chuck" Casler
Charles "Chuck"
Casler, age 67, passed
away on Thursday, August
21, 2008 at the home of his
brother in Cherry Lake,
surrounded by family and
friends.
Funeral services were
held Tuesday, August 26,
at 11 a.m., at Beggs Funer-
al Home in Madison with
burial at Oak Ridge Ceme-
tery
The family received
friends Monday, August
25, from 6-8 p.m., at Beggs
Funeral Home.
Charles was born in
Newark, N.J., on October
4, 1940. He spent most of
his early years in North-
ern, N.J., before moving to
Cranbury, N.J., where he
was employed by Wrights
Roses for over 20 years.
He moved to Cherry Lake
in 2002 to be closer to his
family. He was a para-
medic for many years in
both Hightstown and
Cranbury N.J.
He is survived by one
brother, Francis (Beatrice)
Casler of Cherry Lake;
two nieces, Tawny Casler
(Josh) of Cherry Lake,
Lori Casler of Jackson,,
N.J.; two nephews, Frank
(Donna) Casler of
Yardville, N.J., and Earl
(Martha) Casler of Hamil-
ton, N.J.; seven great-
nieces and nephews, who
he loved dearly and were
the apple of his eye,
Brayle and Ryan of Cher-
ry Lake and Neal, Taylor,
Samantha, Justin and
Kira all of N.J.
Charlie will be greatly
missed by all that knew
and loved him. He was
the type of person we all
wish we could be. He
would take the shirt off
his back or the last penny
in his pocket just to help
someone. No words can-
explain the pain that is
felt by all that knew and
loved him.
He was preceded in
death by his parents, Earl
and Frances Casler.


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your neighborhood
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Shiloh Missionary
Baptist Church

Thursday
September 4, 2008
6:00 pm 7:30 pm


PACE is a process of planned cooperation
between the Madison County Health De-
partment and the community. The goal is
to create a partnership with the community
to identify environmental health issues
and work together through this process to
improve these conditions.


For more information please call Douglas Freer
Madison County Health Department
973-5000 ext 119


September 1, at the First
Baptist Church in Monti-
cello.
The family received
friends at Beggs Funeral
Home, Monticello Chapel,
from 5-7 p.m., Sunday, Au-
gust 31. In lieu of flowers,
donations maybe made to
Altrusa Club, P O. Box
683, Monticello, Florida
32345, to be donated to the
Mary Whatley Dining
Room at the Jefferson
County Senior Center. Im-.
mediately following the
service, friends will be
welcome to the Methodist
Church Family Worship
Center for refreshments
with the family.
Mary was born No-
vember 26, 1918, in
Omega, Ga., and was the
daughter of Frank Mercer
and Ardis Lindsey
Mercer. After graduation
from high school, she
worked for Georgia Pack-
ing Company in
Thomasville, Ga. After
the war, she moved to
Monticello in 1947 and be-
came a very successful en-
trepreneur. She founded
Monticello Provision Com-
pany and sold it to Sysco
in 1975. She then founded
Fantasyland Jewelry and
Radio Shack stores in
Monticello, Cairo, Ga., and
Madison.
Mary was an active
member of the Monticello
community having served
on the Board of Directors
at Capital City Bank
Emeritus; Monticello, Al-
trusa Club, charter mem-
ber and the First Baptist
Church.
Mary will be remem-
bered for her diligent .
work ethic and persever-
ance, her out going per-
.sonality, and her generosi-
ty to,share with those in
need. Her appreciation for
her "up bring," but, most
of. all, her overwhelming
love and companionship of
family and friends.
She is survived by her
children, Frank (Virginia)
Blow and Donna (Roger)
Champion of Monticello;
one brother, Milton (San-
dra) of Omega, Ga.; four
sisters, Mildred Willis of
Omega, Ga., Mamie Kr-
rewer of Brunswick, Ga.,
Ruby (Oliver) Maxwell of
Fayetteville, Ga., and Reba
Sumner of Woodstock,
Ga.; four grandchildren,
Catherine Morgan, Hunter
(Lark) Champion, Andrea
Mollick and Jennifer Os-
born; and five great-grand-
children; caregivers, Leola
McGee, Mildred Thomp-
son and special caregiver,
Mary Barrington.
Mary was preceded in
death by her husband, J.
C. Whatley, Jr.; and two
grandchildren, Corbitt
Blow and Spencer Cham-
pion.


We would like to express our gratitude to those who
called Gene and visited him during those last days in the
hospital. We were fortunate enough to be with him as he
passed and we can honestly say he remembered every
visitor and call. We are very proud of him for being a
loving person and reaching out to those in his life just
before he passed on.
We would also like to express our thanks for all of
those who sent food, flowers, and cards, along with the
numerous memorials and donations made in his memo-
ry We truly appreciate all the thoughts and prayers that
our family received throughout this difficult time. May
God show his work to all of you as he has to us.
The Gene Guess Family


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By Tyrra B Meserve
Greene Publishing, Inc.
.Little Miss Heart of Madison County
2008, Ashton Sapp, took First Runner Up
to this year's 'Miss Firecracker in the an-
nual Sweet Pea Pageant held in Lake City
To add to her first runner up trophy, Ash-
ton also won Miss Photogenic, Most
Beautiful, Prettiest Eyes and won the
American Wear/Sportswear trophy for
her age division.
The beautiful little Ashton began her
road to pageantry in March 2008, when
she entered her first pageant, Miss Madi-
son County, at the tender age of 23
months old. Although she did not win her
division the first time, she was, none the
less spectacular, and took home the Pret-
tiest Smile trophy. Thanks to Miss Ash-
ton and her fundraising crew,, she also


won the title of Miss Heart of part in the festivities. Chumming
Madison, the title earned due to up with her parents' longtime
her collecting sponsorship. friends, the Lonnie Jolson
The monies that she, her Band, they provided enter-
"Nana," Geraldine Beggs, tainment for all who at-
who was deemed tended Lee Day In late
"Fundraising Manager" May Ashton also joined
and big brother Christo- in the Down Home Days
pher, a.k.a. "Assistant Parade, visiting with
Fundraising Manager" family and friends at the
where monies would stay community gathering.
within the community, was Seen "walking the mile" at
held at North Florida Com- the Relay for Life, she was
munity College. There with good cause and in
Since winning the Miss May she unwound with tea and
Heart of Madison County title, Ash- crumpets at the annual
ton has been involved in nu- Little Miss Heart of Mother 'Daughter Tea So-
merous community events. Madison County 2008, cial in Valdosta, Georgia.
In early April, she rode in Ashton Sapp, is a pageant Learning strength,
the Lee Day parade and took natural, courage and a sense of ac-


complishment, Ashton hit the highs and
lows of pageantry her very first day
when she both won and lost, learning
how to accept both of these levels grace-
ifully. Understandably proud of the stun-
ning little Ashton, it is not through
pageantry that one sees how beautiful
she is. Her warm smile and friendly wave
fans a flame in the hearts of all who meet
her. Wanting to thank all who have
helped her alpng her road to fame and
trophies, Ashton and her family are
grateful to the community in which Ash-
ton is such a glorious part.
May the road to pageantry be paved
with glory and may the smile on Ashton
never fade. She is indeed a sweet pea in
the pod of pageantry
Staff writer Tyrra B Meserve can be
reached at tyrra@greenepublishing.com


,Amendments 7 And 9 Create Major Challenges To Public Education


By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Florida's Constitution-
al commitment to public
education is outlined in
ARTICLE IX- SECTION 1
of the Florida Constitu-
tion stating:
"The education of
children is a fundamental
value of the people of the
State of Florida. It is,
therefore a paramount
duty of the state to make
adequate provision for the
education of all children
residing within its bor-
ders. Adequate provision
shall be made by law for a
uniform, efficient, safe, se-
cure, and high quality sys-
tem of free public schools
that allows students to ob-
tain a high quality educa-
tion and for the establish-
ment, maintenance, and
operation of institutions
of higher learning and
other public education
programs that the needs of
the people may require."'


On November 4, the
voters of the State of
Florida will be asked to
consider two Amend-
ments, numbers 7 and 9,
which will have'a pro-
found impact on K-12 pub-
lic education. As written,'
school administrators
throughout the state and
region believe that the
Amendments will signifi-
cantly impact school fund-
ing, erode local control of
public schools and create
the expectation of state
funding obligations for K-
12 religious education and
private schools, among
other concerns.
In addition, language
and provisions relating to
how the amendments will
work is confusing some -
raising the possibility for
unanticipated impacts
and uncertainty, in .plan-
ning the future, of K-12
public education in Flori-
da.
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Chris Doolin, the Vice
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Doolin currently serves as
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nized as an expert on local
government, education,
and state government re-
lated issues. He has
served in numerous capac-
ities in the public sector
including being a former
teacher in the Leon Coun-
ty Schools, and Sr. Cabinet
Advisor on State Board of
Education matters.

Proposed Constitution-'
Sal Amendment 7 Ballot,
"RELIGIOUS.
FREEDOM"
"Proposing an amend-
ment to the.State Constitu-
tion to.provide that an in-
dividual or entity may not
be barred from participat-
ing in any public program
because of religion and to
delete the prohibition
against' using revenues
from the public treasury
directly or indirectly in
aid of any.church, sect, or,
religious denomination.or
in aid of any sectarian in-
stitution.
The central issue in
Proposed Constitutional
Amendment 7 is the repeal
of the State of Florida's
constitutional prohibition
on the use of state funds to
aid religious institutions.
If passed, this amendment
could result in the use of
state funds for religious
schools. From a fiscal


standpoint, at a time when
public education is being
jeopardized by funding
cuts, making state funds
available for-private and
religious-based schools
could further erode sup-
port for funding public ed-
ucation.
S According to a review
provided to the Madison
School District, "Recent
education funding com-
parisons list Florida's
funding commitment to
public education 50th
among the 50 states."
Local administrators
concluded with the ques-
tion, "If the state's cur-
rent funding is already in-
sufficient is this the right
time to change the Consti-
tution to bring on addi-
tional funding expectation
for private and religious
based 'schools?"

Proposed Constitution-
al Amendment 9 Ballot,
"REQUIRING 65 PER-
CENT OF SCHOOL
FUNDING FOR CLASS-
ROOM INSTRUCTION;
STATE'S DUTY FOR
CHILDREN'S
EDUCATION."
"Requires at least 65 %
of school funding received
by school districts be
spent on classroom in-
struction, rather than on
administration; allows for
differences in administra-
tive expenditures by dis-
trict. Provides the consti-
tutional requirement for
the state to provide a "uni-
form, efficient, safe, se-
cure, and high quality sys-
tem of free public
schools" as a minimum
nonexclusive .duty. Re-
verses legal precedent
prohibiting public fund-
ing of private schools al-
ternatives to public school
programs without creat-
ing an entitlement."
If voters approve Con-
stitutional Amendment 9,
at least 65 percent of
school funding received
by school districts must
be spent on classroom in-
struction. Although this
may sound good, there is
no definition for what con-
stitutes the 65 percent.
There is no flexibility in
the amendment relating
to responsibilities such as
transportation, school
food services, custodial,
support services and ad-
ministration.
The amendment also
requires the. Legislature
to define "classroom in-
struction." Educators ar-
gue that the proposed
amendment does not pro-
vide voters with a clear
understanding of what
would and wouldn't be in-
cluded in the definition of
"classroom instruction."
In addition, the 65 percent
requirement in the lan-
guage is already being tar-
geted by most school sys-
tems and appears to be


language put into the
amendment to entice vot-
ers who might otherwise
vote against vouchers.
Additionally,' Amend-
ment 9 addresses the
Supreme Court ruling
that declared Florida's
voucher program for stu-
dents in low-performing
schools unconstitutional
due to a prohibition
against using public funds
for private education.


Amendment 9 allows the
Legislature to fund a "uni-
form, efficient, safe, se-
cure and high quality sys-
tem of free public
schools" that would in-
clude allowing the state to
fund private school alter-
natives. to 'the public
school programs.
Writer Michael Curtis
can be reached at
michael@greenepublish-
ing.com.


Is Your Money Working as Hard
as You Do?
Provided by Brad Bashaw, Edward Jones
It's Labor Day, which, ironically enough, means that
many people are taking the day off work. But if you're
like most people, you spend most of your days working
hard. And if you're going to achieve your long-term
goals, such as a comfortable retirement, you'll want your
money to work hard for you, too.
What an y6d 'db' to keep your money gainful(y'
employed? Here are a few ideas:
*Invest for growth. Many people make the mistake
of investing too conservatively. Of course, the stock mar-
ket will always fluctuate, and some price drops can
seem frightening. Yet if you try to "play it safe" by invest-
ing strictly in conservative investments, such as bonds
and certificates of deposit (CDs), you could, be taking
another type of risk: the risk of losing purchasing power.
That's because fixed-income investments may not pro-
vide a return that keeps up with inflation. To really have
your money work for you, then, you should include at
least some growth-oriented investments, such as
stocks, in your portfolio. You can't eliminate the risk of
losing principal, but you may be able to reduce it by pur-
chasing quality stocks and holding them for the long
term.
'Don't take "vacations" from investing. If you want
your money to continually work hard, don't give i a vaca-
tion. Yet that's just what many people do, especially fol-
lowing an event that is commonly perceived as detri-
mental to the financial'markets, such as a war, a corpo-
rate or political scandal or a spike in oil prices. But in the
past, the markets have always rallied,.even after the
most disturbing news. And while it's true that-past per-
formance is not a guarantee of future results, it's also
true that investors who stop investing for a while, as they
wait for "things to get better," generally earn poorer
returns than those who have stayed invested, through
good times and bad.
Take the emotion out of investment decisions. It's
been said that fear and greed drive the markets. In other
words, investors sell stocks when their prices are down
because they are afraid of further drops, and they buy
more stocks when the prices are high in the hope of
earning even more profits. In other words, their emo-
tions cause them to do the opposite of the most famous.
piece of investment advice: Buy low and sell high. Don't
make these mistakes. YOur money will work harder for
you if you invest it in a careful manner, based on your
individual needs, goals and risk tolerance.
* Review your portfolio regularly. To make sure your
money is, in fact, working hard, you'll need to check on
it from time to time. That's why it's a good idea to have
regular portfolio reviews, preferably with an experienced
financial advisor. Over time, your needs may change, or
your investments themselves may evolve in a way you
hadn't anticipated. If these things happen, you may need
to make some changes to your portfolio so that you can
take advantage of new opportunities.
By following these suggestions, you can help your
money work for you in the years and decades ahead.
.And, as is often the case in life, hard work can bring
good results.


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Miss Kelly Jewell, left, and Miss Traci Macarages show off their stuffings in a cook- infinitely more influence or
book, packed full of yummies. : not to mention bankers and
The Presidents of the
By Tyrra B Meserve deliciously bringing the tribute's recipes. The have come from a lot of
Greene Publishing, Inc. town to a boil. The best last section is a 'this and
grounds, some military,
What started as a news is that at only ten that' of .strictly kid grounds, some military
rarely do they come to the o
fund-raising idea has dollars a piece, there can recipes, including some lawyers. There has been a
turned into a sweet treat be one of these tasty col- neat things to make on e d
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my in Lee. A little cook- around the. county, and Money raised fromTh4
book, put together with later, the world. the cookbooks will go to "
love by Miss Kelly Jewell "There are eight sec- purchasing new educa- Florid
and Miss Traci tions," offered Kelly Jew- tional materials for the
Macarages' two-year-old el, "Miss Kelly" to the school and they are al- .
room, :is. filled with two-year old tots that she ready printed up and
recipes collected from watches, "filled with ready to go. A quick stop By Michael Curtis
friends and family and is each child and their con- by the two-year room and Greene Publishing, Inc.
either Miss Kelly Jewell According to the Asso-
Sa al- ana or Miss Traci Macarages cited Press, neW industry
A financial plan a can hook one up with a press releases state that
unique as you.are. pint-sized cookbook the reported incidents of
stuffed with the flavor of mortgage fraud jumped 42
Whether you're starting a love, where itsy bitsy percent nationwide, with
small business, obtaining life hands added just pinch Florida ranked number
insurance or sending your of spice. one. In fact, Florida ac-
kids to college, I can help you Staff writer Tyrra B counted for nearly one
plan to reach your financial Meserve can be reached at quarter of all mortgage
goals through personal, tyrra@greenepublishingcom fraud incidents, the Mort-
customized financial planning. gage Asset Research Insti-
Mark E. Branham, I tute declared.
CFP*, ChFCc Call (850) 973-8888 today. The report is based on
Financial Advisor data submitted by insti-
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PLANNR practitir loans that were originated
121 SE Rutledge Street in the first quarter of this
PO Box 526
Madison, FL 32341 year and have since been
(850) 973-8888 l classified as fraudulent.
Toll Free: (800) 477-8818 The most common
Fax: (850) 973-4406 las eds, mortgage fraud cases in-
mark.e.branham@ampf.com mmclude misrepresenting in-
U 0mmuliy ,come, employment history,
The PersonalAdvisors of (alendar - ---and the asset to debt ratio.
Amerir se- Many cases also involved
.Ame..prise.tax, return and financial
Financial so0muhmorel statement misrepresenta-
tion.
Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. Member FINRA and StPC. Mortgage fraud has
represented about $1 bil-
lion in losses over the past
decade, the Mortgage
Bankers Association not-
Law Offices of ed. The increase in report-
Med incidents comes as
lenders raise credit stan-
ldards to curb rising fore-
closures. Critics charge
Personal Injury the industry was too lax in
qualifying risky borrow-
ers during the boom,
W orker's Compensation which fueled an overheat-
ed housing market, but the
Civil Bankruptcy stricter requirements ap-
. pear to have done little im-
I IJ Family Law mediately to curb fraud.
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advertisements. Before you decide, ask the lawyer to send you free written information years to come given the
about their qualifications and experience.


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i the economy,
brokers.
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and many
variety But
officee trying to
Sor control in-
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he Economy?
picked advisors and congressional liaisons
that get paid well for performing those,
functions.
Of course, the President's influence on
foreign affairs is critical to the nation's
strength, but again, can do little to avoid
the real estate meltdown. In fact, the
framers of the Constitution made certain
to limit the President's ability to cause se-
rious financial damage. It's about the busi-
ness of Congress, unless one thinks the
President controls Congress.
So, if the President doesn't really have
that much influence on the economy, why
all the debate? It is because of their eco-
nomic plans for the economy Obama sup-
porters will cite his tax plan as evidence he
would be good for the economy After all,
:they'll say, he will lower taxes on the lower
and middle class and thereby stimulate
consumer spending. But, will he actually
lower taxes? Of course not, that's up to
Congress.
The best Obama could do is ask nicely
and maybe play the political game to win
support for his proposals, knowing the
proposals were designed, in coordination
with Democratic leadership already way
up into his campaign. He certainly can't
go around just lowering taxes for anybody
Ditto for McCain. Their respective propos-
als are just that: proposals. In fact, there is
absolutely no chance either proposal
would make it through Congress just on
their recommendation.
This isn't to say that one's decision for
President should be taken lightly on the
contrary Instead, at least as far as the
economy is concerned, however, the focus
and pressure, needs to cross the street from
the White House to the Capitol Building.
Writer Michael Curtis can be reached at
Michael@greenepublishing.com.


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Wedding Pay


Hairstyle Carefully

Women like to look glamorous, elegant and sexy on
their wedding day so they usually take the time to choose
an extravagant dress, stunning shoes and make up, and
then there is the hair style. Whoa boy! Women usually
have a stylist visit them when they are getting ready for
the wedding, which costs a fortune, or they visit the par-
lour early in the morning before their wedding to get their
chosen hair style done.
A woman's hair may be her crowning glory, but getting
a new 'do' just before a big event in your life can be a major
mistake. Plan ahead with any chemical treatments -
bleaching, colouring, streaking, perming or straightening
- and if you're considering any radical changes in length
or style do it at least six to eight.weeks before the big
event, this way it gives yod and your hair time to adjust to-
gether and get a "working relationship" on the go.
On your wedding day hundreds of eyes will be on you,
and your chosen wedding hair style can either complete
the picture or detract from it. That is why it is so impor-
tant to choose the perfect formal hairstyle well in advance
of the big day so that you and your stylist can get it right
and make custom additions to your wedding hair style.
Nothing is worse than a hastily crafted coif decided upon
only minutes before the ceremony, take the time with your
stylist to go over what looks suit you and what looks don't,
obviously avoid the looks that don't suit you. Larger fig-
ures should wear their hair up as this draws-attention and
slims the face down, slimmer brides should look at curls
which accentuate the face and shoulders.
Men may seem as though they don't care about their
wedding hair style and women are none the wiser to it,
but in fact the bride groom spends at least 15 minutes
making sure all the gel is in the correct plane and he has
no sticky up bits!!
A great wedding hair style is crucial, especially for
those wedding pictures, make sure it's not some kind of
style which is going to fall all over the.place or is going to
be blown around in high winds! That way you can be sure
of looking great in those pictures!


Wedding Planning 101: Keep It Simple, With

A Wedding Timeline For Brides And Grooms


You certainly want to enjoy this
wonderful and magical time in your life
but you know that planning your own
wedding is going to be a big job! The fol-
lowing checklists might make it a little
easier for you to keep it simple, keep it
organized and keep you sane!
The 12-Month Countdown
6-12 Months Before Your
Wedding...
The wedding date has been set and
now like any large project, its a good
idea to step back and take a look at the
'big picture first, then bfeak it down to
the finer details later.
The Details
Once you have your organization
system in place, start going down your
to-do detail list. Here are a few of the,
critical ones:
Call your church or synagogue for
an appointment with the Officiate
Explore pre-marriage counseling
Decide on what size wedding you
want
Consider and decide on wedding
attendants
Start a guest list for the wedding
Select a reception location and a
caterer if need be
Consider reception entertainment
SSelect a florist
Together, shopfor wedding rings
Select a wedding dress, headpiece
and schedule fittings
Decide on the bridesmaids' dress-
es. .
4 6 Months Prior To Wedding Date
As the wedding date gets closer, the
to-do list will consist of finer and finer
details. And because you put an organi-
zation system in place months ago, you
won't miss a one!


Check details and requirements
for marriage license
Coordinate theme and color
schemes with florist and decorator
Decide on a gift registry and regis-
ter your gift selections
Order your invitations and other
wedding stationery
Shop for the groom's attire and se-
lect what the men in the wedding will
wear
Select wedding ceremony fead-
ings
Select wedding ceremony music
Decide and order wedding favors
Select a bakery for the cake
Arrange and plan honeymoon
Review your agreements with all
your vendors and service providers to
insure you haven't forgotten any details
2-Months... and Counting'
Mail out invitations
Arrarige and plan your rehearsal
dinner
Select and purchase your wedding
day accessories
Arrange attendant's parties
Coordinate and prepare accom-
modations for out-of-town guests
Select a hairdresser and makeup
artist and schedule those appointments
Finalize those honeymoon plans
1-Month To Go
Last wedding dress fitting
* Final fitting for bridesmaids' dresses
* Final fitting for men attendants
* Get marriage license
* Have your wedding attendant's parties
* Shop and purchase your outfit to wear
when you leave the reception
* Organize the final check list of wed-
ding day events
* Confirm all the wedding day "acces-


series" are in order, i.e. rings, pillows,
garter, etc.
2-Weeks Remaining
Finalize entertainment arrange-
ments
Go over and finalize music lists
Go over and finalize the special
music events, i.e. first dance, dance
with parents, etc.
Pick up wedding rings, make sure
they fit and review any engravings
1-Week Before Your Big Day
Review your marriage license to
make sure it's in order
SPrepare seating arrangements for
ceremony
Prepare payment envelopes for Of-
ficiate, entertainment and vendors and
give to the person who will handle that
Confirm honeymoon reservations
Make. necessary honeymoon
preparations, i.e. bank,, traveler's
checks, etc.
Prepare and pack for honeymoon
Confirm out-of-town guest accom-
modations and transportation
Check in with the florist to con-
firm arrival time set up
Have your wedding ceremony re-
hearsal letting everyone know what
they will do on the wedding day
Have and ENJOY your rehearsal
dinner!
Your Wedding Day
Allow plenty of, time for your
scheduled hair and makeup appoint-
ments
Allow at least 2 hours for dressing
Bring the rings and marriage li-
cense
And MOST IMPORTANTLY, take
a long deep breath.and relax and enjoy
your day!


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Somewhere when you least expected, you find the
person who you know you are going to share your life
with. You met that wonderful person. And it is a bless-
ing that you are going to walk down the aisle with that
person. You want to share it with everyone, everyone.
And this one important day of your life has to be perfect
in every respect of the word. 2.3 million Weddings are
taking place each year, but that doesn't make your mar-
riage just another figure in the statistics.
If you have taken the decision to get married then
perhaps you are moving to the next decision which is
how to get married. While preparing for that question,
the question of finances is understandably related.


Wedding loans have the perfect answer, in case you can't
afford the wedding you are thinking of. Today average
wedding costs somewhere between 18,000 and 19,000.
Only 40% of the people can actually pay for their wed-
ding. This amount might not fix into every ones pocket.
Wedding loans offer the precise answer for wedding
fund blues. However, wedding loans options are expand-
ing online making it easier to get finance for wedding.
But they might even make it easier for you to fall prey to
taking more than you need.
SWedding finance is no longer the monopoly of the
bride's father. Most of the couples pay for their own
wedding or the cost is split between the families of the
bride and the groom. Budgeting is integral when you
are taking loan for your wedding. How much you need
and what is going to cost what should be very clear in
your mind. When you are searching for wedding loans
online this is a good source for wedding loans take
your time. It is rather easy to find wedding loans online
with great interest rates. Borrowers can use a loan cal-
culator to know whether they can afford the wedding
loan or not. You can ask different loan lenders for wed-
ding loans quotes. This will help you in finding .a wed-
ding loans deal that has value for your money
Interest rate for your wedding loans is what decides
how much it will cost you. Interest rate on wedding
loans is dependent on many things; therefore you might
not be offered the rate that is displayed as the APR. APR
is the annual percentage rate it is the true cost of the
loan. You will be using this to compare the wedding
loans quote from different lenders. Every lender calcu-
lates APR differently therefore it becomes all the more


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important for you ask for wedding loans quotes from
different lenders.
- Credit a credit check before you apply for wedding
loans. Credit score have a huge impact on loan borrow-
ing. You can have an easy access to your credit report
and credit score at credit reporting agencies like Exper-
ian, Equifax and Trans union. They will give you con-
crete details on how to improve your credit score also.
Interest rates for people with bad credit score are high-
er. But there are other factors, which wedding loans
lender might be looking at. The presence of collateral
will enable you to get wedding loans at lesser interest
rates. Unsecured wedding loans that are without any
collateral would invite a higher interest rate than se-
cured loans.
Take wedding loans as an opportunity to discuss
.your views towards money and finances. Get each oth-
ers views on how to manage your finances. Most of
married couples fight on finances. Before you take
wedding loans you are supposed to work out on your fi-
nances and lifestyle so that you can accommodate
monthly payments into your budget.- Figure out how
and when you are going to repay your wedding debts.
Wedding is of an emotional significance to those
who are getting married. However, don't let emotions
phase out you financial decision or you might end up
being in debt. The amount on Wedding loans should be
what you can afford. Sit down and try to cut on the
wedding expenses wherever you can. Don't take wed-
ding loans for costs that might be avoided. Sit down
and take time to plan not only the wedding but the fi-
nance for the wedding. A rushed wedding loans deci-
sion might direct you towards a wrong deal. Financial
troubles at the start of your married life are a big no-
no. Marriage can be the hardest decision you made in
your life. But it will turn out to be the most rewarding
one if there is enough love and a good financial deci-
sion to back it.


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HEALTH & NUTRITION


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By Tyrra B Meserve
Greene Publishing, Inc.
An increase of rain and flooding due to a natural disas-
ter, such as a hurricane, is frequently followed by an in-
crease in biting mosquito populations around the United
States. Earlier this week, a Manatee County horse was di-
agnosed with Equine Piroplasmosis, an animal disease that
the U.S. had been considered free of since 1988. As mosqui-
to-borne illnesses continue to pose a risk to residents and
livestock, an increase in the mosquito populations during a
natural disaster could equal a possible epidemic of Virus
| transmission in the affected area.
"Of course, an increase in standing water after a storm
means an increase in mosquito populations," said Jamie
SWilloughby Director of Animal Control for Madison Coun-
ty "Residents can protect themselves by wearing bug spray
and protective clothing whenever they venture outside, but
we'll be stepping up our control measures by spraying.
Weather permitting, we'll be targeting Cherry Lake, Pinet-
ta, Madison, inside Madison city limits and Greenville this








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week."
After the heavy rains and flooding brought on by a
storm such as Fay there can be seen a significant increase
in biting mosquito populations in a short period of time, af-
fecting both inland and coastal areas. Not only does stand-
ing water provide additional habitats for mosquito egg lay-
ing, but it also causes eggs from certain species that have
lain dormant for months, or even years to finally hatch.
Typically the first brood of these adult mosquitoes will
emerge from their watery birthing ground five to ten days
after the rain event. They will then, in turn, persist for two
to f6ur weeks, laying additional eggs during their lifecycle.
A large population of biting mosquitoes can pose an im-
mediate threat to public health, even when evidence of mos-
quito borne diseases is neither present or significant in the
disaster inflicted area. Housing may also be compromised,
allowing the biting insects access to increase secondary in-
fections, especially among those with weaker immune sys-
tems such as the elderly young or ill.
There are four major viruses transmitted by mosqui-
toes in the United States: Eastern Equine En-
.cephalomyelitis (EEE), Western Equine Encephalomyelitis
(WEE), St. Louis Encephalitis (SLE), and LaCrosse En-
cephalitis (LAC). Populations of not only the disease carry-
ing mosquitoes, but the viruses themselves, may increase
drastically in response to heavy rainfalls and flooding.
Once again, the best defense is a good offense. Residents
who work outside or spend a great deal of time outdoors
should protect themselves against the virus-carrying mos-
quitoes. Long-sleeved shirts, long pants and hats will help to

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still adds extra defense. Try to avoid heavy mating times for
the mosquitoes, at dawn and dusk, as this is their most ac-
tive periods.
Most of all, remove any standing water, if possible, to
help reduce the mosquito population.
Staff writer Tyrra B Meserve can be reached at
tyrra@greenepublishing.com


Question: My teeth have gotten so sensitive to
cold over the past few years. They hurt when ever
I eat something cold like ice cream. Why is that?

Answer: This is Part 2 continued from last week.
I have seen numerous patients over the years that
marvel that anyone could eat ice cream without
pain from the cold. These patients had their teeth
filled and still have painfully sensitive teeth. Many
patients had given up since their teeth had been
chronically cold sensitive for so many years.
These patients have more subtle problems. I look
for gum recession and exposed roots. This is easily
treated with Fluride varnishtor bonding. I also look
for clenching and grinding of teeth. Many people
clench and grind their teeth in their sleep and are
completely unaware of the damage to-their teeth.
They commonly deny grinding. Questioning
patients will reveal generalized unexplained sensi-
tivity, morning headaches, and sometimes jaw
pressure. This can be treated easily and painlessly.
If this is you, see your dentist, he can easily help
you. Then you can enjoy ice cream again.


Roderick K Shaw II, DMD
Let us feature your questions: Contact us at
(850) 250-5964 or rkshaw@embarqmail.com
Ask the Dentist is devoted to answering your
questions about the Art and Science of
Dentistry.


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Mon., Wed., Fri. 8am-5pm; Tues. lOam-5pm; Thurs. 10am-7pm
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180 S. Cherry St., Suite D 3116 Capital Circle NE, Ste.2
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850-997-1400 850-668-4200


tDown Home Medic
256 SW Washington Ave.
Madison, FL
S(850) 973-4590
S Michael Stick, MD
STammy Williams, NP-C
"Professional Healthcare At Home"
Dr. Michael Sick HEALTHPLAN SOUTHEAST Provider Tammy WI


Valdosta Medical Clinic TOTAL 228 NE Hancock Ave.
James A. Sinnott, M.D. HOMECARE Madison, FL
SOLUTIONyS(850) 973-2767
Edward J. Fricker, M.D. HoursO (850)973-2767
Hours: .
Specialist In All Gastrointestinal Disorders Mon.-Fri. 8am to 5pm
Dr. Sinnott Dr. Fricker Home Oxygen Nebulizer Medication
Appointments Only Diabetic Shoes & Supplies Home Medical Equipment We accept All Insurances,
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Wednesday September 3, 2008


.Director of Finance LEMON GRASS DAY SPA
SS House for Rent in Greenville, Hamilton Count Clerk of Court Now hiring for Massage


envile Pointe

Apartments

1, 2 & 3 BR HC & non-HC
accessible apts. Rental assistance
may be available. HUD vouchers
.accepted. Call 850-948-3056.
TDD/TTY 711. 192 NW
Greenville Pointe Trail,
Greenville, FL 32331.
Equal Housing Opportunity
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Olotuthem 1118as of

C 0adison apartments'

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


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 Rd, Madison
This institution is an
Equal Opportunity Provider
and Employer
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EQUAL HOUSING ..
OPPORTUNITY

Madison Heights Apartments
1,2,3 & 4 bedroom apts.
Section 8 Housing designed for
low income families
150 SW Burngardner Dr.
Madison, FL
Phone 850-973-4290
TDD 1-800-545-1833 ext. 485
Equal Housing Opportunity


Mobile Homes For Rent
Cherry Lake Area, Pentis Avenue
Call for Details
$400.00 mo. + -
973-2353
rtn
House for Rent
3BR 2BTH 3,000 S/F
$950.00 per month
Plus $600.00 Deposit
In City Limits
850-869-0916
rtn t/o
Newly Renovated Downtown
Apartment, hardwood floors.
For rent 1 bedroom 1 bath
$475 per month
Plus Security Deposit
850-567-1523


For Rent:
4 Bedroom 2 Bath house with a
built in office, beautifully remod-
eled tile & wood floors with car-
pet in 4 bedrooms. Fireplace,
large shaded yard, large front
porch, all electric. Lee School.
district. Off HWY 6 near Blue
Springs, 1 year lease,'References
required. $800 a month.
$800 Security Deposit
423-538-1206
RTN

Available Immediately
2BR /1 Bath Mobile
Home in Lee, FL
850-673-9564
850-971-5639
8/15-9/5

1 B/R Mobile Home in the
country $400. month
$400. Security Deposit
850-566-5455

Available September, 2 BR, 2
Bath, large bedrooms & Closets,
close to town country setting on
Cyprus Pond. No Pets
$750 mo. $700. Security Deposit
850-973-3025 or
850-464-4263
8/13-8/29
1B/R furnished trailer, quiet &
private. One person $425. mo.
Close to town, Direct TV, plus
electric, plus security
deposit. 973-4030
8/27-8/29

HOUSE FOR RENT
Nice 4 BR house in country sub-
division, South of Madison.
Lease with contract to buy in
one year $5,000. down,
$1,300. per month
Possible owner financing
References required, credit
check & references required
or buy out right $189,000
850-856-5221
8/27-9/12


Florida. All Electric, Newly
remodeled 3 bedrooms, 1 bath
$650/mo. 1st, last & security
deposit. Considering Housing
Choice Vouchers
Call 850-973-7349


FOR SALE BY OWNER
5 acres Lee, North of Hwy 6,
Cayenne Rd. rolling hills,
restrictions, $39,995. $5,000
down $325/mo

4.7 acres Lee, county graded
road, $39,995, restrictions,
$5,000 down, $325/mo.

Madison, North of Hwy 6,
Cactus Rd., restrictions
14.8ac $99,995

25 Acres on Hwy 90, Lee, high
and dry, $4,500/ac

Larger tracts available
Call Chip Beggs
850-973-4116
RTN
Real Estate For Sale .

Newly Constructed:
2BR 2 Bath Townhouse
1200S/F Heated Area
$139,500
McWilliams Realty
850-973-8614
RTN
Lamont FL, easy access to Talla-
hassee, Madison & Perry 3/BR-
2Bth House 1800 SF Cathedral
ceilings lots of closets, 2 cleared
acres, Pond, 10 acres total
$159,900
850-838-1168
www.budchute.com


Pinetta 11.8 Acres +
3/2 2;000 Sq Ft Home, Work-
shop, Pond, Greenhouse. By
Owner $275K. Call for Appt:
850-929-2074
Details at: www.3ws.us


House for sale by owner:
2BR 1 Bath on 2.02 acres.
Newly remodeled in 2005.
Additional storage shed with-
washer & dryer hook-up.
Appliances included
$65,000 Firm
2 miles North of' Madison
citylimits '
850-509-7084 or
850-973-6979


8/29-9/1


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Commercial/Industrial
Property,
with state highway frontage
23 acres, Corner lots.
Fronts both Harvey Greene Dr.
and Highway 53 South.,
Natural gas line,
8 inch water main,
access to city utilities,
fire hydrant, and service from
two power'companies.
Property has easy access to
1-10, via SR 53 & SR 14.
Will build to suit tenant.
Call Tommy Greene
850-973-4141
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*HOME CARE
FOR SENIORS
Will assist with activities
of daily living in your home..'
NFCC Patient Care.
Technician Certificate.
CPR & CNA Certified.
Available Now
Call Beverly at
850-973-2264-
RTN




It's 5th Friday Sale Time
again at Creatures Featured
Pet Shop! Aug.29th Sept 5th
Hook some GREAT DEALS on
Tanks, Stands, and much more!
683 E. Base St. Madison, FL
850-973-3488 cf-pet-shop.com
8/29, 9/3




BAND SAWMILL
CALL 850-973-4004.
IF NO ANSWER, PLEASE
LEAVE NAME, TELEPHONE
NUMBER AND INFORMATION
ABOUT THE MILL.
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DESPERATE TO SELL 2.68
ACRES BETWEEN LAKE
CITY AND LIVE OAK
CAN POSSIBLY BE ZONED
COMMERCIAL
MAKE OFFER 386-365-5129
LYNN SWEAT


"HAVE TO SALE"... MY 2 BED
ROOM MFG HOME ON 1
ACRE FENCED. & LAND-
SCAPED ON PAVED ROAD,
WORKSHOP,
COVERED PARKING $459
PER MONTH WITH AP-
PROVED CREDIT ASK FOR
LYNN SWEAT
386-365-5129

CASH..... FOR YOUR USED
MOBILE HOMES 1980 OR
NEWER. LYNN SWEAT
386-365-5129
MANUFACTURED HOME
WITH AS LITTLE AS $500.00
DOWN. TO SEE IF YOU
QUALIFY CALL 386-288-4560
RTN
NEED MORE SPACE FOR A
GROWING FAMILY? 2001, 5
BEDROOM, 4 BATH TRADE-
IN EXCELLENT CONDITION.
386-288-0964

SPECIAL FIRST TIME
BUYERS PROGRAM 4 BED7
ROOM 2 BATH ON LAND .
$699 MONTH
386-288-4560
RTN
LOW CREDIT,
NO CREDIT? I MAY BE ABLE
TO HELP YOU BUY A HOME.
TO FIND OUT CALL
386-288-4560
RTN
TURNKEY 2008 3/2
DOUBLEWIDE ON YOUR
LAND FOR AS LITTLE AS
$499 PER MONTH.. W.A.P.
386-288-0964.

STOP!!
YOU TIRED OF THE NO
TRUTH AD SIGNS... WANT
WHAT IS ADVERTISED...
COME SEE NIE .ND I WILL
DO MY BEST TO GET YOU
THE HOME THAT FITS YOUR
BUDGET WITH TOTAL
HONESTY UP FRONT.
386-365-5129 LYNN SWEAT
HOME ONLY LOANS
No mortgage on your land. Put
Home on your land,


family land, state land or rental
lot. Singlewides start at $350.00
month and
9 Doublewides at $440.00.
EVERYTHING INCLUDED
NO HIDDEN CHARGES
CINDY 386-365-5370


ZERO DOWN
LAND HOME PACKAGE
Singlewide your land $340
P&I per mo, Doublewide y
land $422.00 P&I per mo.
glewide & $30,000.00 for la
$602.00 P&I per mo. Our 1
your land or buy and I spei
ize in credit challenged cu
tomers. Applications over
phone, credit decision next l
ness day. Let me help ma
your new home dream coi
true. Trades welcome.
Cindy 386-365-5370
SPACIOUS MFG HOME W
4 BEDROOMS, 3 BATH
BONUS ROOM
WITH LOTS OF WINDOW
DISCONTINUED
FLOORPLAN. MUST SE
386-288-0964


FOR SALE BY OWNER (14
USED 2 BEDROOM
DOUBLEWIDES SEVER
3,4,AND 5 BEDROOMS M
GO MAKE OFFER
386-365-8549

FOR SALE BY OWNER
NEW SPEC HOMES II
UPSCALE SUBDIVISION
IMMEDIATE
LIQUIDATION. CALL ST
,386-365-8549

STARTER HOME 14X60
BILE HOME EXCELLED]
SHAPE, NO WORK NEED
A MUST SEE!...386-623-4

MODULAR HOME FOR S
TURNKEY, NEVER LIVE
UNDER PRICED, CLOSE
INTERSTATE MUST SE
386-623-4218

MODULAR HOME, SEEK
SILENT BID, A MUST S]
EXCELLENT
NEIGHBORHOOD,
LAKE CITY, FL
386-623-4218


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For sale:
1986 Honda
Rebel 450.
Collectors item...
Only made t*o years.
Excellent condition!
17,000 miles, $1,700 obo
You'll save that in gas in one
month!!!
850-464-1165

ATV 2003 Kawasaki Prairie.
Very good condition. Low hours.
Automatic. Four wheel drive.
Comes with a seed spreader and
will take $5,500. Call David at
850-929-7555 or 850-251-7416
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2001 GMC Jimmy SLE SUV 4D
$5,000.00 V6 4.3L, Automatic,
2 WD, 143,000 miles A/C, power
windows, locks, cruise, CD,
tinted windows Cell 566-4525
after 6:00p.m. 948-7373
FOR SALE
2003 KIA SORENTO
850-508-3391
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 Control
(4-Wheel) Leather Seats
6 Disk, in-dash CD Changer
Two Tone Paint
Wood Grain / Leather Steering
Wheel
4Wheel Traction Lock
(for rain or snow)'


WOW!
90 miles to the gallon
50CC & larger
JUST SCOOTERS
221 N. Greenville
850-242-9342 or 850-948-2788
Ask for Bob


is accepting applications for the
position of Finance Director..
Full time management level
position. Responsibilities
include, but are not limited to :
all bookkeeping functions for
County and Clerk, payroll,
budgeting, state and federal
reporting, compliance with
Florida Statues. Applicant must
be self-motivated, possess a
positive attitude and be detail-
oriented.
Position requires a BA in
Accounting and working experi-
ence in governmental accounting.
Starting salary commensurate
with experience. For considera-
tion all resumes must be submit-
ted to the Office of the Clerk of
Circuit Court, 207 N.E. 1st
Street, Room 106, Jasper, Flori-
da 32052 no later than 3:00 p.m.
on Friday, September 12, 2008.
8/27-9/5
Taking applications at
Holiday Inn on S 53 & 1-10
for Maintenance
9/3-9/12 ito

THERAPIST
The Florida Sheriffs Boys Ranch
is currently recruiting for a
Therapist. Position requires a
Master's degree in counseling,
social work, psychology or relat-
ed human services field with a
preference of 2 years clinical ex-
perience in providing services to
youth with emotional distur-
bances. Please forward resume
to Dr. Sherry Adams, Florida
Sheriffs Boys Ranch,
sadams@youthranches.org P.O.
Box 2000, Boys Ranch, Florida
32064. 386/842-5555 (800/765-
2697) FAX: 386/842-1029. Li-
censed supervision available.
E.O.E./Drug Free Workplace.
S9/3,9/5.




Kittens, 1 male, 1 female
call Jennifer at 850-929-2203


Therapist and Nail Tech.
Apply in person only
104 West North-Side Dr.
Valdosta, GA 31602
RTN




BIBLICAL COUNSELING
For Individuals &
Families
Dr. Sylvia Tomberlin,
Director/Counselor
Middle Florida Baptist
Association Office
349 SW Captain Brown Road,
Madison, FL 32340
850-973-8607
(M-W until 4pm), or
850-508-6877 anytime.
(not a licensed mental health
provider)
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LOST
1 vacuum hose and beeter bar
for a Rainbow vacuum lost on
HWY 53 South if found please
call 673-7785 or 973-3497
8/27-9/19

LOST
Short Pit Bull. 45 lbs. Brown,
ears and, tail not cropped. Blue
collar "ClydeDennis" 850-253-
0056. Lost on Hwy 90 between
Madison and Greenville. People
friendly, Animal Agressive
$100.00 reward.
8/27-9/5



BOB IS BACK!!!
Decks, sheds,
exterior carpentry work
Call 850-242-9342
8/6 rtn


973


SI The Madison County Carrier a Enterprise Recorder


Buckeye Florida

Employment Opportunity
Buckeye Florida, LP is a leading producer of specialty cellulose and absorbent products lo-
cated in Perry, Florida. Buckeye Technologies, In6. (NYSE symbol, BKI) is our parent com-
pany with manufacturing facilities located in the UnitedStates, Canada, Germany and Brazil.

We are seeking reliable and motivated individuals who are comfortable working as part of
a production team in a high performance work system. All openings are for entry-level pro-
duction technicians at our manufacturing facility located in Perry, Florida. The Perry facility
is a large paper manufacturing complex with a continuous around-the-clock operation (24
hours per day, 7 days per week) which includes Saturday and Sunday. All openings are on
teams which work rotating shifts. Positions become available throughout the year.

We are looking for candidates that possess:
High School diploma or GED
2+ years of general work or military experience
Vo-Tech, college, military technical training or manufacturing experience is a plus
Proficient math, mechanical reasoning and reading comprehension skills
Ability and willingness to learn new work procedures and work well with others
Work schedule flexibility and ability to work all scheduled overtime
Ability to prioritize and carry out responsibilities independently with
minimal supervision
As a member of our team you will enjoy:
A very competitive wage and benefit package
Medical, dental and prescription drug insurance
Life and disability insurance
Paid holidays and vacation '
401(k) with matching contribution
Retirement plan with company contribution

To be considered for employment:
Please register online at www.employflorida.com and submit your resume to Employment
Connections located at 200 West Base Street, 2nd Floor, Madison, Florida. The Center is
open Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. and their toll free phone
number is 866-367-4758. You may also submit your resume to the Employment Connections
Mobile Unit which is located in Perry, Florida each Wednesday and Thursday, between 9
a.m. and 4:00 p.m. in the KMart parking lot located at 1809 Byron Butler Pkwy. Additionally,
the Employment Connections Mobile Unit will be at K-Mart on Friday, September 12. Re-
sumes may also be faxed to Employment Connections at 850-973-9757..Please ask for
Suzan Bain at Employment Connections if you have any questions. Registration must be
completed and resumes received by Friday, September 19, 2008 to be considered. A.de-
tailed job description is available through Employment Connections. If you have any ques-
tions or need assistance preparing a resume, please contact the Employment Connection
One-Stop Center.

Buckeye's evaluation of employment applicants includes validated written tests, interviews,
postoffer physical exam and agility test. Pre-employment drug screening and background
check is required.
Buckeye is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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LEGALS


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

IVY FINANCIAL CORPORATION, CASE NO: 08-194-CA
A Florida Corporation

Plaintiff,

vs.

PAULETTE HOLMES-WILSON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF PAULETTE
HOLMES-WILSON; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT NO. 2; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS
BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO
THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT,
TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED,

Defendants.

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Default Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated August 27th, 2008, in the above referenced case in which IVY FI-
NANCIAL CORPORATION, a Florida corporation, is Plaintiff, and PAULETTE
HOLMES-WILSON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF PAULETTE HOLMES-WILSON;
UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; AND ALL UNKNOWN
PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A
NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE
ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED,
are Defendants, I TIM SANDERS, Clerk of the Court, will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash on the front steps of the West door of the Madison County Courthouse
in Madison, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. (or as soon thereafter as practicable), on the 26th
day of September, 2008, the following described property set forth in the Default Final
Judgment of Foreclosure:

Norton Creek 69 Parcel ID #09-1S-10-1205-ONC-069

Lot 69, NORTON CREEK SUBDIVISION, according to the plat there-
of, as recorded in the Plat Book 2, Pages 31 through 33 inclusive, of the
Official Records of Madison County, Florida.
SUBJECT TO RESTRICTIONS and PROTECTIVE COVENANTS as
recorded in the Official Records of Madison County, Book 750, Pages
257 through 258, Madison County, Florida.
SUBJECT TO existing road rights-of-way and utility easements of
record, or in visible use and existence; and mineral rights and reserva-
tions owned by third parties.


ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE
SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE
OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE
SALE.
[Note: In accordance with Rule 2.065, Florida Rules of Judicial Administration, please
be advised as follows: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommoda-
tion in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the
provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administrator, Post Office Box
1569, Lake City, Florida 32056-1569, Telephone: (386) 758-2163, within two (2) work-
ing days of your receipt of this Notice or pleading. If you are hearing or voice impaired,
please call: 1-800-955-8771.]

WITNESS my hand and the official seal of said Court, this 27th day of August, 2008
at Madison, Madison County, Florida.

TIM SANDERS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: Ramona Dickinsdn
Deputy Clerk

Scot B. Copeland
LAW OFFICES OF SCOT B. COPELAND, P.L.
FBN: 0156681
174 East Base Street
Madison, FL 32340
Ph: 850.973.4100
Fax: 850.973.4194
Attorney for Plaintiff

9/3/08.9/10/08




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

WELLS FARGO BANK, NA,
Plaintiff,

CASE NO. 40-2008-CA-121
vs.
DIVISION

RUBLE L. DELAUGHTER, et al,

Defendantss.

NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale
dated August 19, 2008 and entered in Case NO. 40-2008-CA-121 of the Circuit Court
of the THIRD Judicial Circuit in and for MADISON County, Florida wherein WELLS
FARGO BANK, NA, is the Plaintiff and RUBIE L. DELAUGHTER; are the Defen-
dants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at EAST DOOR OF THE
MADISON COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:OOAM, on the 23 day of September,
2008, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment:

START AT NORTHEAST CORNER OF SOUTHWEST QUARTER
(1/4) OF SOUTHEAST QUARTER (1/4) OF SECTION 21 TOWNSHIP
1 NORTH, RANGE 9 EAST, MADISON, MADISON COUNTY,
FLORIDA, AND RUN SOUTH 23 FEET WEST 492 FEET; THENCE
SOUTH 42 FEET WEST 200 FEET TO SOUTH SIDE OF A 60 FOOT
STREET AT POINT OF BEGINNING AND NORTHWEST CORNER
OF HEREIN DESCRIBED LOT 7; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 38
MINUTES EAST ALONG STREET 1003 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 42
FEET WEST 78.02 FEET, ALONG A STREET; THENCE NORTH 89
DEGREES 18 MINUTES WEST 1003 FEET; THENCE NORTH 42
FEET EAST 77.44 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING, AND BEING
PART OF SOUTHEAST QUARTER (1/4) OF SOUTHEAST QUAR-
TER (1/4) OF SAID SECTION 21.

A/K/A 112 SW MERRITT AVENUE, MADISON, FL 32340

Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days
after the sale.

WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on August 20, 2008.
Tim Sanders
Clerk of the Circuit Court
COURT SEAL
By: Ramona Dickinson
Deputy Clerk
8/27/08. 9/3/08


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


NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING: The District Board of Trustees of North
Florida Community College will hold its regular monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Tues-
day, September 16, 2008 in the NFCC Student Center Lakeside Room, NFCC, 325 NW
Turner Davis Dr., Madison, FL. A copy of the agenda may be obtained by writing:
NFCC, Office of the President, at the address above. For disability-related accommo-
dations, contact the NFCC Office of College Advancement, 850-973-1653. NFCC is an
equal access/equal opportunity employer.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING: The NFCC Board of Trustees announces its
intent to vote upon changes in DBT Policy #1.06 District Board of Trustees Powers
and Responsibilities. These policy revisions are authorized by Florida Statute. 1001.61.
The economic impact to NFCC due to the change is $ -0-. Copies of the policy in ques-
tion are available for public review in the Hunian Resources Office.
Persons wishing to address this issue may do so by appearing before the Board
at the meeting. Persons wishing to appeal a Board decision related to this issue will
need a record of the proceeding for such an appeal and may, therefore, need to ensure
that a verbatim record is made.

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Case No: 08-271-CA


TO; THE UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS. DEVISEES. GRANTEES ASSIGNS,
ENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEE, OR OTm ERWISE BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE DEFENDANTS NAMED HIREIN.
YOUR ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Quieting of Titl on the following property in
Madison and Taylor County. Florida:
Parcl 1
ThE Easthalf of t$e Southes on-quartmroftheSoutheastne quarerof Sction
14, Township 2 South, Range6 Eat, Madison County. Fltrda.
Pacel 2: An easementfor acces described as
Commence at the Northwest Coner of Section 22, Townhip 2 South, Range 6,
East, Taylor County, Florida for a Point of Beginning, Th e run North 01' t19
55" Est 00 Feet to aPoint,Theine rn South 88 40r55" East25 fettoa
point, Theose Run South 0119"5" West 99.27 Feet to the Section ine, Thence
Run S 00W39"S' 790.37 Peet to aPoint on the North Right-of-Way of
CountyRoad #4. Thce Run North 651'9108" West atong said Right-of-Way
27.66 Feertto a Point; Thence run Note h 039"56" West 7766 Feet to the
Section andthe Point ofBeginning. Trac ofLand Being Locaed in Sections 22
and 15,Taylorand Madison Counties, Township 2 Sout, Range 6 East
Also le and except all roadRigta-of-Way traversing the above described
property.
as been filed against you nd DORIS A. LEWIS, GAYLEL LUNDY, HARRIETTE L
iAT'S, FRANKS. CRAVEN, aa FANS. CRA. C VEN, SR., JUDIMHA. CRAVEN,
RANKISTEVENS CRAVEN; JR., ROY LEE CRAVEN, ROY JACKSON BALDREI, SR.
AONA LEE MORRIS VANN, Inividually aadas Mothtand NaWturaltatdianof AME
EACHARY LOYD MORRIS. CHARLES RAYMOND VANN, CAROLEANN MORRIS,
Mtd PAMELA SUE MORRIS. anlk PAMELA SUBAMAN and aWI PAMELA SUB
-EDFORD, C. A. LEWIS, JAMES O. MORRIS and SHAUN PAULCRAVEN, and you ar
equlredto serve a copy of your wrllten defnss, if any, to it on Stephen E Mitchell. Esquie,
A.indiff ataoomy. whose addimss is & Mow~y & hll, PA., 515 North Adam Street.
ralllasna ee, Florid, 32301, on or before .,208 and file the original with the
lerk o thi court ebrbefon service on patia fttoney or immicnslay theCtRaf
sthewnise a default will be entered against you for the relief dcandedin the comprilint or
petition.


)ATEDON


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8/20/08. 8/27/08. 9/2/08 and 9/10/08


II THII CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 08-241-CA
JUDGE: DAVID W. FINA

IN RE: Forfeiture of
One (1) 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
VIN: 1GCEK19T4XZ114527

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: Ervey Munoz-Munoz

Last Known Address: 158 Northwest Whitley Gin., Lake City, Florida 32055

YOU ARE HEREBY-NOTIFIED that a forfeiture action has been filed against the
above described motor vehicle by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehi-
cles. You are required to file an answer and any written defenses with the Clerk of the
Court and to serve a copy of the answer and defenses on or before the 30 day of Sep-
tember, 2008, on SANDRA R. COULTER, Assistant General Counsel, Department of
Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, 2900 Apalachee Parkway, Room A-432, Tallahas-
see, Florida 32399. Failure to file your answer and defenses will result in a default be-
ing entered against you.

WITNESSED by hand and the Seal of the Court on this 25 day of August,
2008.

The Honorable Tim Sanders
Clerk of Court

By: Ramona Dickinson
Deputy Clerk

9/3/08. 9/10/08. 9/17/08. 9/24/08


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JOSEPH WADE HAMPTON,
BRENDA LEE HAMPTON
482 NE Fir St.
Pinetta, 'lorida 32350

Plaintiff,

SVs.

R.L.C. INVESTMENTS, INC.
An Inactive Foreign Corporation
612 W. 47th St.
Kansas City, Missouri 64112


IN I HECIRI UII COUR, IHIRD
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA


CASE NO. 2008-429-CA


WILLIAM J. MILLER Irs, llt Trna for the
Estate in Bankruptcy of James Morris,
Plaintiff,
V '
DORIS A. LEWIS, GAYLE L UNDY,
HARRIETT L. WATTS. FRANK S. CRAVEN,
alIa FRANK 8 CRAVEN, SR, IUDlm A.
CRAVEN, FRANKIE STEVENS CRAVEN, JR,
ROYLU CRAVEN,ROY JACKSON BALDRE,
SR, TONYALEEMORRIS VANN, Individually
and as Mother and Natural Guadian of JAMES
ZACHARY LLOYD MORRIS, CHARLES
RAYMOND VANN, CAROL LEANN MORRIS
andPAMELASUE MORRIS, ak/a PAMELA SUE
AMAN and slda PAMELA SUB LEDORD: the
unknown spouse of any defendant the unknown
helta,devires, gramtees,judpgn-tereditors,randail
oterpaniesclaiming by, through, under.oragainst
Shaun Paul Crewvn, deceased; the l nkown heirs,
devisees, granteesaudgenai teditors, and all oter
particsblaimingby, thoughamnderorag rstJpmes
O. Morris, s/a James Olan Marris, deceased; the
unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, and
judgn ntcreditlosofdefedants. deceased, and all
other partieslaiing by,tugh, under, oragaist
defetdanis; and all unknown natural perns if
alive, and ifdd orno known tobe dead roalive,
theirsevelandrespectiwltwnsptsiEsheira,
devise. g-rante M.adjudgfmat crditos, or others
panics claiming by, through, or under those
unknown natural person and the several ad
especlive uknowni signs, Sauccea i interest,
trustees, or any other person claiming by, through,
under, or against any corportion or other legal
entity named a a defendant; and all claismats,
persons or parties, natural or corporate, or whose
exact legal Iatna is unknown, claiming underany of
the bowe and or described defendants o prtie
or claning to have any right, title, or interest ithe
property described n this complaint
Defendantm.
____________________


NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: R.L.C. INVESTMENTS, INC.,
An Inactive Foreign Corporation
S 612 W. 47th St.
Kansas City, Missouri 64112

SYOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action for adverse possession of, and to quiet
Sand confirm title to Plaintiffs in and to lands located in Madison County, Florida, de-
Sscribed as follows:

LOT NO. 3 AND 4, BLOCK B OF RIVER BEND HEIGHTS, A SUBDIVISION AS
PER PLAT ON FILE IN AND AS PART OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MADISON
COUNTY, FLORIDA. SUBJECT TO EASEMENTS, RESTRICTIONS AND RESER-
SVATIONS OF RECORD.

Shas been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy pf your written defens-
es, if any to it on E. BAILEY BROWNING IH, Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is
Post Office Drawer 652, Madison, Florida 32341, on or before September 12,2008, and
file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney
. or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief
Demanded in the Complaint.

SDated August 7,'2008.
HON. TIM SANDERS, CLERK OF CIRCUIT
COURT, MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA.

By: Christy Dickinson
Deputy Clerk

8/13/08. 8/20/08. 8/27/08. 9/3/08


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CASE NUMBER: 87-42-CA40
DIVISION: CSE -
FLORIDA -
COUNTY -
LIAM B. JOHNSON,




SPRIDGEON,



n Pridgeon, Respondent above-named:


NOTICE OF PETITION FOR MODIFICATION OF CHILD SUPPORT

The Petitioner, William B. Johnson, hereby gives notice of his filing of Petition for Mod-
ification of Child Support in the Circuit Court of the Third Judicial Circuit, 125 SW
Range Avenue, Madison, FL 32341-0237. The petition was filed with the Court on Oc-
tober 16, 2007. Petitioner does not have current address information on Respondent,
Ethelean Pridgeon and has not been able to obtain the information upon diligent
search and inquiry. Respondent must respond within thirty days after the last notice of
the action is published and if she fails to do so a Motion for Default will be filed with
the clerk of court, Madison County.

By: /s/William B. Johnson
Petitioner


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LEGALS

I


NOTICE OF
SECOND PUBLIC HEARING AND STATEMENT OF PROPOSED
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT
COMMERCIAL REVITALIZATION PROJECT
The City of Madison is applying to the Florida Department of Community Affairs for
a grant under the commercial revitalization category in the amount of $700,000 under
the Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program. For each activity that
is proposed, at least 70% of the funds must be for activities that benefit low- and mod-
Serate-income persons.
The cost and percentage of low- and moderate-income persons benefiting from each
project activity is as follows. The cost for the sidewalks and pedestrian malls and Street
Improvements activity is $576,800 with 51.0% low- and moderate-income persons ben-
efiting from this activity. The cost for the engineering activity is $67,200. The cost for
the administration activity is $56,000. The total Community Development Block Grant
cost for this project is $700,000 with at least 51.0% low- and moderate-income persons
benefiting from this project.
The plan to minimize displacement of persons as a result of planned Community De-
velopment Block Grant funded activities is to develop a Community Development
Block Grant project which will not cause displacement of persons. The proposed Fis-
cal Year 2008 Community Development Block Grant project will not permanently dis-
place any persons.
If for any reason persons are permanently displaced as a result of Community Devel-
opment Block Grant funded activities, assistance will be provided to displaced persons
as required under 24 Code of Federal Regulations 42, United States Department of
Housing and Urban Development regulations that implement the Uniform Relocation
Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970.
A Statement of the proposed Fiscal Year 2008 Community Development Block Grant
project application is as follows:
The Community Development Block Grant project is a commercial revitalization pro-
.gram. The City will undertake sidewalks and pedestrian mall improvements. The side-
walks and pedestrian mall improvements and street improvements will be located
along Range Street and Shelby Street between Base Street and Marion Street, Also,
street improvements to the crosswalks will be located along Range Street between Base
Street and Dade Street. The total cost of the project is estimated at $700,000 and at least
51.0% of the project beneficiaries will be low- to moderate-income persons.
A public hearing to provide citizens an opportunity'to comment on the application will
be held in the City Commission Meeting Room, City Hall located at 321 Southwest
Rutledge Street, Madison, Florida on September 9,2008 at 5:30 p.m. or as soon there-
after as the matter can be heard. The application will be submitted to the Florida De-
partment of Community Affairs on or before September 29, 2008.
To obtain additional information concerning the public hearing contact Lee Anne Hall,
City Clerk, City Hall located at 321 Southwest Rutledge Street, Madison, Florida, tele-
phone number (850) 973-5081. A summary of the application is available for review at
the City Hall located at 321 Southwest Rutledge Street, Madison, Florida, telephone
number (850) 973-5081.
The public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped accessible location. Any hand-
icapped person requiring an interpreter for the hearing impaired or the visually im-
Spaired should contact Lee Anne Hall at least five calendar days prior to the public
hearing and an interpreter will be provided. Any non-English speaking person wishing
to attend the public hearing should contact Lee Anne Hall at least five calendar days
prior to the public hearing and a language interpreter will be provided. Any handi-
capped person requiring special accommodation at this meeting should contact Lee
Anne Hall at least five calendar days prior to the public hearing. To access a Telecom-
munication Device for Deaf (TDD) please call (850) 973-5083.
A training session on Fair Housing and unlawful or discriminatory housing practices
will be held immediately preceding the public hearing to be held on September 9,2008
at 5:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, in the City Commission
Meeting Room, City Hall located at 321 Southwest Rutledge Street, Madison, Florida.
The following disclosures have been made pursuant to Section 102 of the HUD Reform
Act of 1989. The disclosures are available at City Hall located at 321 Southwest Rut-
ledge Street, Madison, Florida, telephone number (850) 973-5081. These disclosures
will be available on and after September 29, 2008 and shall continue to be available for
a minimum period of five years.
1. Other government (federal, state, and local) assistance to the project in the
form of a gift, grant, loan, guarantee, insurance payment, rebate, subsidy, cred-
it tax benefit, or any other form of direct or indirect benefit by source and
amount;
2. The identities and pecuniary interests of all developers, contractors, or con-
sultants involved in the application for assistance or in the planning or devel-
opment of the project or activity;
3. The identities and pecuniary interests of any other persons with a pecuniary
interest in the project that can reasonably be expected to exceed $50,000 or 10%
of the grant request (whichever is lower);
4. For those developers, contractors, consultants, property owners, or others
listed in two (2) or three (3) above which are corporations, or other entities, the
identification and pecuniary interests by corporation or entity of each officer,
director, principal stockholder, or other official of the entity;
5. The expected sources of all funds to be provided to the project by each of the
providers of those funds and tile amount provided; and
6. The expected uses of all funds by activity and amount.
A FAIR HOUSING/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/HANDICAP ACCESS JURISDICTION
9/3/08


NO)TIr Or
SECOND PUBLIC HE \RING
\ND S1,1 EMLN I OF PROPOSED
IOMMNIUNll DL ilO()PIENT BLOC GR\NT
NEICIIBORII)(OOD) REr\ IILIZ TION PROJECT


The ( iti of M.adilon is appl\ine in the Florida DUparlmenl of Communilt Affair. for
.i er.int under lthe neighborhood rctil.li/ation (calegor in lilt amount of 57').IOll) un
dt-r lhlit Imll idrIt Cllmnmurnut Dle'elpment Block Grant Program For each acllnilt
Ihai i, pripo.ed. at leas "i l of the lunds must be for ad'l ilie lthat benefit lo'- and
ni.dt r.llt Int.i- nlt per -on4.
The c.:st nd pircEntade of lolu- and modera.ll-income persons benefiting from each
prolt-t l ati ii . Il lollo s. T he C'lM for Iher s.err line, and components acti' itj is
$56.'.1l1111 ilh h2 I51' lo- and m'lderaie-income per-ons behnfiling from this atcii'it.
Ihe ti.il 'i'r Iher Lenttnerinig acli its i $'"?..ll.. The cr l for the adminilralion acli'l-
1. i *65f..iinI. Thr toial Communllt DUelIopmeni Block Grant co.l for this project is
5$'I.iiitMl t11l at leaI '51' lo-. and moderalt-income p-rron- benefiting from this
projtcl.
The plan Iv. minimize di-plactimen ol perins a a result of planned Communilt De-
tlopmtnl Bllhck Grant funded acli'itle is to develop a Communitl Decrlopmeni
Black G(rant priojtict hih Oill not tauos- displacemenn of persons. The proposed Fit-
cal lear 211IlS 'ommunits De'elopment Block Grant project will not permanently dis-
pl.alt ins ptrso.ns.
II lor rni rearsn per .oii are permanentll di-placed a. a re.ult ol Communiti Du el-
upment Block Granl funded actiIi. i.v.ii-iimanclt "ill hb provided tI displaced pt-r'on-
.ia rtquirtd under 24 (Code if F-deral Regulalions 42. I niled Stalct Deparlmenl of
Iluuinu a.nd I.'rlan IDi'elopmenl regulatlion- that implement the Unilorm Relocaliin
4.i-.lanc. .ind KRal Pr.lperlt \cquisilion IPlllits \el ofl 1'"l.
\ Slailirnin .l IhL prupo-td Fis.cal tear 2008 (Cmmunits D[eelopmern Block Grant
prulrect .ppllalion is .1 lollo s:
Ihl C(olmnmunill Dl)etllpn ntn Block Grant project it a neighborhood reitalizalion
pr".ranm. Thi Citls ill underltak en er lines and components impro'cmenis. fhe sth -
r lint- .ind components impro'emenls uill include replacement of the Madison House
'lanilarj. tiler liI'I station located on Marlin Luther King Street and a grit crein at the
M.l.is r liftl nation locat.ed on Mlarion Streel. The total conl of the project is estimated
at.11 il.ll.lli and at leat 62.51 i ,of llh project bhenficiaries will be lob-to modrrate-in-
tiiomn ptr;ons.
\ public hearing I, pror idt inizern an opportunll) to comment on the application -ill
lt held in the i il (ommisionl Meeting Room. CiI\ Hall located at 321 Soulbhe.s
Rullrdge Strter. Nladikon. Florida on September 9. 2008 at 5:311 p.m.. or as ioon there-
alitr as the matter can he ht.lrd. The application will be submitted to the Florida De-
partment nI C ommuniti Alfair o.n or before Sepltmber 29. 2008.
To ohiain additional infrnmation concerning the public hearing contact Lee ,nne Hall.
(ill Clerk. Ciin Hall located at 321 southwest Rulledge Street. Madison. Florida. lele-
phone number (850) 973-5081. A summary of the application is a ailable for ret i l at
the City Hall located at 321 Southwest Rutledge Street, Madison, Florida, telephone
number (850) 973-5081.
The public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped accessible location. Any hand-
icapped person requiring an interpreter for the hearing impaired or the visually im-
paired should contact Lee Anne Hall at least five calendar days prior to the public
hearing and an interpreter will be provided. Any non English speaking person wishing
to attend the public hearing should contact Lee Anne Hall at least five calendar days
prior to the public hearing and a language interpreter will be provided. Any handi-
capped person requiring special accommodation at this meeting should contact Lee
Anne Hall at least five calendar days prior to the public hearing. To access a Teleciom-
munication Device for Deaf (TDD), please call (850) 973-5083..
A training session on Pair Housing and unlawful or discriminatory housing practices
will be held immediately preceding the public hearing to be held on September 9, 2008
at 5:30 p-m., or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, in the City Commission
Meeting Room, City Hall located at 321 Southwest Rutledge Street, Madison, Florida.
The following disclosures have been made pursuant to Section 102 of the HUD Reform
Act of 1989. The disclosures are available at City Hall located at 321 Southwest Rut-
ledge Street, Madison, Florida, telephone number (850) 973-5081. These disclosures
will be available on and after September 29,2008 and shall continue to be available for
a minimum period of five years.
1. Other government (federal, state, and local) assistance to the project in the
form of a gift, grant, loan, guarantee, insurance payment, rebate, subsidy, cred-
it tax benefit or any other form of direct or indirect benefit by source and
amount;
2. The identities and pecuniary interests of all developers, contractors, or con-
sultants involved in the application for assistance or in the planning or devel-
opment of the project or activity;
3. The identities and pecuniary interests of any other persons with a pecuniary
interest in the project that can reasonably be expected to exceed $50,000 or 10%
of the grant request (whichever is lower);
4. For those developers, contractors, consultants, property owners, or others
listed in two (2) or three (3) above which are corporations, or other entities, the
identification and pecuniary interests by corporation or entity of each officer,
director, principal stockholder, or other official of the entity;
5. The expected sources of all funds to be provided to the project by each of the
providers of those funds and the amount provided; and
6. The expected uses of all funds by activity and amount.
A FAIR HOUSING/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/HANDICAP ACCESS JURISDICTION
9/3/08


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FROM PAGE ONE


ITT-Thompson cont from page 1A


closed landfill on Rocky
Ford. In the end, the new
remediation technique
that was outlined received
general optimism to pro-
duce favorable results, al-
though the time frame to
completion was left open
to decades on the long side.
The EPA Project Man-
ager for this new Super-
fund Alternative Site
cleanup at the industry
site, Erik Splavins, was no-
tably courteous and infor-
mative, but stated that he
had little awareness of the
landfill cleanup that had
been so prominently in lo-
cal news recently This dis-
turbed many because the


landfill literally involves
only the same deadly
chemicals from the ITT
site being taken to the
landfill right up the road.
The situation was fur-
ther aggravated by the fact
that ITT-Thompson's attor-
ney was present at both
meetings and that ITT is
taking full financial re-
sponsibility for the new
cleanup at ,the industry
site while the community
is still forking over 40 per-
cent for the landfill
cleanup that, again, comes
only from ITT chemicals.
:Since the Administra-
tive Order by the EPA in
1995 regarding the landfill,


the City of Madison and
Madison County have
spent over two million dol-
lars that are so desperately
needed elsewhere. By con-
trast, ITT is looking at 2008
revenues of $12 billion,
above Wall Street expecta-
tions. Previous court deci-
sions aside, residents and
officials were basically
asking why ITT would con-
tinue to financially cripple
a small rural community
to deal with poison that
ITT created and con-
trolled.
The whole room, in-
cluding ITT and the EPA,
got the big blow though
when retired Madison


City Manager Tom Moffs-
es said he would rather
lose friends' than let his
community be hurt fur-
ther. Moffses was refer-
ring to his friendship with
a former ITT-Thompson
employee that worked at
the industry site who
asked Moffses to let him
bury hundreds of toxic
barrels in the same city
landfill that Moffses over-
saw at the time as City
Manager. Although Moffs-
es. emphatically refused
the barrels, the ITT-
Thompson employee later
bragged that he got them
buried anyway.
Residents remain


hopeful that the EPA will
connect the dots and get at
all the cancer-causing tox-
ins at both sites. They are
also hopeful that ITT will
handle the complete bill
going forward regardless
of previous agreements.
Of course, this is not how
things are currently struc-
tured and is not the histo-
ry of billion,dollar multi-
national corporations ver-
sus small towns. Resi-
dents are therefore being
strongly urged to speak
outduring the Public No-
tice period that ends on
September 18.
EPA Project Manager
Erik Spalvins stated that


this period is set aside so
locals can contribute vital
information. As many
noted, this information
can be the difference be-
tween a clean arid un-
healthy environment for
the future generations of
Madison County.
Spalvins and the EPA
can be reached in Atlanta
at (404) 562-8938 or by
email at
spalvins.erik@epa.gov.
Anyone with knowledge of
relevant ITT-Thompson
disclosures may also con-
tact this reporter confi-
dentially at michael@-
greenepublishing.com or at
(850) 973-4141.


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