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-'\ Madison Co&


Madison County's Award-Winning Newspaper


Kimela Thomas To

Perform In BET

Sunday Best Contest




^EX1


Kim Thomas is singing for the Lord on "Sunday
Best," which is entering its second season on BET.

By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Following its first hit season of Sunday
Best, an Americai Idol styled contest that
showcases some of the finest up-and-coming
gospel singers in America, BET is launching
season two with great expectations. Among
contestants traveling to Atlanta to partici-'
pate is , Madison's' own, Kimela "Kim"
Thomas.
Leaving foir Atlanta on Jan. 8, for a ten-
day stay that will hopefully conclude with a
nationally :televised performance 'that
launches a much-deserved gospel career,
Thomas simply asks that everyone pray for
her. Of course, the cost of travel, food and
lodging can pile up quickly, so friends of
Thomas gratefully request any financial as-
sistance that is comfortable. All efforts are
warmly appreciated.
The callbacks begin Jan. 10;and based on
her fans in Madison County, Thomas is ex-
pected to make a great showing. To many, in-
cluding Thomas, gospel music is much more
than the performance; it's a ministry in and
of itself. To that end, this reporter joins all
residents of Madison County in wishing her
a bountiful and blessed experience.
Michael Curtis can be reached at
michael@greenepublishing.com.


Bank Account Set Up For

Cancer Patient


Photo Submitted
A bank account has been set up at Madison
County Community Bank for Clint Minter, who is in
Stage 3B of lymphoma cancer. He and his wife, Kel-
li, have been married for a little over a year.
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A bank account has been set up at Madi-
son County Community Bank for Clint
Minter,,who is suffering from lymphoma.
Clint, who is married to the former Kelli
Fox, is in stage 3B of the dreaded disease. He
had begun having symptoms in January of
-this year and'he found out for sure that he
had cancer on July 2, two days after his and
Kelli's first wedding anniversary
"He had never even been sick before,"
Please See Bank Account, Page 4A


3 Sections. 48 Pages
Around Madison County
Bridal Guide
oassifieds/Legals 1
Path of Faith B S


S People need to
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Qver the Christmas
holidays. I had the chance
to read Charles Dickens'
The Christmas Carol. I en-
courage everyone that
can to read it, no matter
what time of the year it
is. If you have Internet ac-
cess, you don't even have
to go to the library You
can log onto
www.archive.org and type
in the book's title. You can
download it as a PDF or
read it the way that I did,
as a flipbook. which will


o help other people in their times of need.


allow you to read it, just
like reading a regular
book.
As many , readers
know, the book is about
Ebenezer Scrooge being
visited by four ghosts.
The spirits basically chas-
tise him for his "Bah
humbug" attitude toward
Christmas. In the end,
Scrooge changes and be-'
comes good-hearted.
The most moving
parts of the 'book for me
were when the Ghost of
Christmas Present and"
the Ghost of Christmas to


Come showed Scrooge the
home of Bob Cratchit and
his family.
'n the Present,
Scrooge was shown a
poor but happy Cratchit
home with Bob Cratchit
doting over his little boy,
Tiny Timn Bob and Tim
had been to church,
where Tim told Bob that
.he hoped that people
could see him because he
was crippled and that
they would remember the
One who made lame peo-
Please See Editorial
Comment, Page 4A


Free Tickets available At Greene

Publishing For High School

r All-America Game Sunday Night
By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The coaches and staff of the Madison County
Cowboys are pleased to announce that two players, Ja-
cobbi McDaniel and Chris Thompson, have been se-
lected to play in the Under ArmourAll-America Game
scheduled for Sunday Jan. 4 in Orlando. The game will
be played in the Florida Citrus Bowl at 8 p.m.
McDaniel's bruising blows on defense, and
Thompson's.:ability to outrun even the fastest sec-
ondary, make them easy choices for this rare honor.
Adding to the recognition, both are recruiting stand-
outs headed for Florida State University, with Mc-
Daniel acknowledged as their top recruit on the FSU
UNDER ARMOUR ALL-AMERICA GAME team website.
LNOR DA4,C RUS OWL In the hopes that fans, family and friends will join
ORLANDO, FL this celebration by attending the game, the team has
17020 made a number of free tickets available. Simply phone
this reporter at (850) 973-4141, or email michael@greenepublishing.com for tickets
and more information. GO COWBOYS!
Michael Curtis can be reached at michael@greenepublishing.com.

Matt Thompson And Stephen Jones Set To

Ring In New Year With Sermon and Concert
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Midway Church of God
will hold a New Year's Eve ser-
vice on Wednesday evening,
Dec. 31.
Matt Thompson, formerly
of Lee, will be the guest spleak-
STEPHEN JONES er for the service. MATT THOMPSQN
MUSICAL ARTIST. Stephen Jones, fromLake SPEAKER
City, wil be the special musi-
cal guest that evening. Midway Church of God is located at 2485 SE Midway
Church Road, off Highway 53 South (south of the I-10 Madison exit) or off Coun-
ty Road 255 (south of the I-10 Lee exit). Johnny Carroll will also provide music for
the evening:
Refreshments will be served following the service.-
Everyone is. welcome to attend!


By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing,
, i.. n a letter dat:
'ed De;. 15, sint
from tJ.S. Repre-
sentative Ander
Crenshaw to-Thel-
ma Thompson of ..
Lee, the congress-
man expressed his
desire to support Thelma Thomp-
reffortsinlk- son was. responsible
inghthe CentenniaI for getting Congress-
g the Cetennial man Ander Crenshaw
Celebration of the to donate a dinner with
"Little But Proud" him and his wife.
town a huge suc-
cess. To this end, he. wanted to make a
memorable contribution that had worth
and was worthwhile enough to help raise.
both money and awareness for the affair
Thompson supports mind, body and soul.
S According to Crenshaw's letter, "...to
help you raise money, I will be happy to do-
nate a lunch for a group of up to four in
the Capitol Member's Dining Room with
me in Washington, D.C." The letter goes on
to say, "I will be happy to sendyou a letter
detailing the visit and you can use it to
raise funds."
The choice of whether to auction the
lunch 'with the congressman during Lee
Homecoming Day or do so prior to the
event has yet to be determined, although
private inquiries are currently welcome.
Simply call (850) 971-4121 or e-mail
michael@gireenepublishing.com for more
details.















By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.,
A man and woman were injured in
an accident in Lamont on Thursday,.Dec.
'28.
i According to a Florida Highway Pa-
trol report, Tiffinie Lynn Norell, 22, of
Dade City, was traveling south on US
Highway 19 and 27 in the outside lane.
Norell traveled ont to the west shoul-
der of the road and attempted to steer
the vehicle back into the outside lane.
She overcorrected the 2005 Ford f-150
pickup, causing it to travel southeast
across both southbound lanes.
Norell's vehicle then traveled south-
east into the grass median, where the
pickup overturned. It came to a final
rest in the grass median of the highway
on its wheels facing west.
Norell and her passenger, Darrell
Scott Fitzgerald, 22, also of Dade City,
were, taken to Tallahassee Memorial
Hospital. Norell suffered minor injuries.
Fitzgerald suffered serious injuries.
Madison County EMS, Jefferson
County EMS, the Greenville Volunteer
Fire Department and the Madison Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office assisted at the scene.
FHP Trooper James J. Parker, Jr.
was the investigating officer.


Local & Regional Crime
5-7A Histoiry
9A Obituaries
4-15A Consumer Guide
section Happy New Year







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


THANK YOU TRIBUTE TO er


MADISON NURSING CENTER ( ,, @Boe


Fay Ludwig would like to express her graditude to.
the Madison Nursing Center. I have known Faye for sev-
eral years. She has a very big heart, and she always
gives you love. Faye has been helping many residents in
Madison County for years. She has taken care of and
stayed with many of the homebound elderly in Madison
County.
She was recently stricken with a stroke and found
herself in need of
help and love. But
nothing is going to
keep her down. She l
became a resi-
dent/patient at the
Madison Nursing
Center, where she
worked' diligently
with nurses and
therapists' there.
The physical thera-
py she received
there along with
her love of the
Lord, and her own
determination, she
has bounced back
to more than 99% of
her normal
strength. She will '
be leaving the
Nursing 'Center
soon and getting on Faye Ludwig (center) is picture
with her blessed Cherie, Tanya, Melody and nurses C
life..


She wants to thank everyone for their prayers and she
especially wants to thank the physical therapy Center.
She feels that the staff at the Madison Nursing Cen-
ter doesn't get enough recognition for all that they do,
and how they make you feel comfortable and like you're
part of a family
Following is a poem that Faye wrote expressing her
thanks. , . . . .. : -.
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Tribute to God for Madison Nursing Center
Lord, you are the potter, I am the clay
My name is Edsel Ludwig but they call me Faye
You are so great and know me inside and out
You know what I need of that I have no doubt
A sudden stroke and I was living in hell
S You directed me to
S Madison nursing'
. center, my fears to
expel.
S The staff here is.so
loving and kind
Being here to heal,
I really don't mind
I am blessed to be
part of this nurs-
,ing home family
and friends
Where I am spend-
ing time till my
-mind and body
mends
Everyone here is
so nice and they
have taken away
my tears
The staff is so ter-
rific; I could live
here for years
Photo Submtted From the top to the
d with her physical therapy team: bottom, they have
pristine and April. all treated me well
That's why I wrote
this poem, my story to tell
A big thank you goes to the administrator, nursing
staff, and activities, wait I'm
not through,
Thanks also to social services, dietary, maintenance,
housekeeping, laundry and a
hard-working therapy department, too!
Faye Ludwig and
l i C Jackie Johnsonl, OTR


Happy New Year!
Another year has come and gone. Time flies so fast. My
parents always warned me that the older I got, the faster time
would go by. And, now here we sit, bringing in yet another
year.
Christmas and New Year's celebrations are different with
each family. Every one of us has our own traditions and cele-
brations that we have/use in our own way.
My New Year's traditions come from my Grandmother
(Cora Lee) Greene.
She always taught me to have my Christmas tree' and
Christmas decorations down and boxed up BEFORE the New
Year. She always said that if we left them up then we would
bring in the stuff from the "old year" in with the "new year."
We are to take them down and begin the New Year off fresh,
and it was considered bad luck to leave them up. And don't you
know it.....my Christmas tree, and decorations, are already
down and the house is clean, fresh, and ready for the new year.
My Grandmother also always told me that I couldn't wash
clothes on New Year's Day. "You'll wash someone out of the
family," she would say So, there's no clothes washing and no
dish washing on this important day Sometimes I
feel like I'm going stir-crazy though. You see, I'm one of those
people that HAVE to be doing SOMETHING, and to not be
able to wash clothes or dishes, or "do something" just about
makes me nuts. So I spend New Year's Day trying my best to
find something to do that doesn't involve cleaning.
So, with the ending of another year of our lives, we must
not look back at the past, but look forward to a new beginning
with 2009.
Bring the past only if you are going to build from it
~Domenico Cieri Estrada
What you need to know about the past is that no mat-
ter what has happened, it has all worked together to bring
you to this very moment. And this is the moment you can
choose to make everything new. Right now.
-Author Unknown
SI wish all of you a happy and prosperous New Yean
Until then....see you around the town.


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Matt Thompson To Be

Guest Speaker At

New Year's Eve Service,
I hope that everyone had a very merry Christmas
and will have a happy new year!
Matt Thompson will be the guest speaker at Midway
Church of God's New Year's Eve service and Stephen
Jones will be the musical guest. Many people will know
Matt, who grew up in Macedonia Baptist Church. Mar-'
rying the former Devin Kelly, he now goes to Sirmans
Baptist Church.
It was great to see Tim Cline in church on Sunday.
He was still weak-looking, though, after a bout with
pneumonia kept him in the hospital in Lake City for a
couple of weeks. Continue to remember him in your
prayers.
SHappy birthday wishes go out to Roy Phillips, who
will celebrate.his birthday on Friday, Jan. 2. Also cele-
brating will be twins, Justin and Jacob Phillips, who M i
will celebrate on Monday, Jan..5.
I understand that the Lee Homecoming Committee
is going strong, but volunteers are always needed to help Looking for
make it better. For, more information, please call (850) something to
971-5867. read recently, . I
That's all the news for this week! Have a great week picked up a copy
and a beautiful forever! May God bless each and every of Group Captain
one of you! Peter Townsend's
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Against Us:
Memoirs of Aeri-
al Combat at
Night During the
Battle of Britain.


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In 1940, Townsend was a 26 year old com-
ifiander of a Hurricane fighter squadron.
That made him "the old man" in his out-
fit.


About the same time in September
ic in- 1940 when the German Luftwaffe
switched from daylight tactics (because
port they were getting mauled by the RAF) to
sup- night, Townsend's 85 Squadron was giv-
en the job of night fighter-defending
su Britain by shooting down. German
bombers at night. It was a job they were
poorly equipped to handle. While the
estic Hurricane was a superb day VFR fighter,
it had almost no night, all-weather capa-
nc. - ability.
In vain, 85 Squadron pilots searched
sup- the dark, pea-soup English winter sky for
the elusive Germans while their cities
lman were being systematically blasted from
above. During particularly heavy raids, it
was not uncommon for as many as :a
*att - thousand civilians to lose their lives in a
single night. It was ugly business and
sup- very frustrating for Townsend and his
comrades because they were unable to
II _ find the enemy at night. Eventually, they
were equipped with aircraft more suit-
nson able for .the job, but in the meantime,
many died.
up- The key to flying at night is naviga-
tion aids which were very few in the ear-
tisso- ly years of World War II. In fact, many
times a mission was considered success-
tions ful if the fighter could merely find his
way.back to the home airfield and land
without incident. '.
civil Reading Townsend's memoir brought
-dis- back memories of flying at night. With
typical "gallows humor," we used to say
mar- there was no lift in the night sky, but in
truth, the airplane flew just fine. The two
greatest problems are spatial disorienta-
tion (knowing which direction is up and
which is down) and finding the ground,
S particularly during landing. Depth per-
ception, a very important skill for land-
' ing, is impaired at night.
Actually, flying at night is very beau-
tiful, particularly in a canopied aircraft.
SImagine being above the smog layer on a
S clear night-the night sky is like black


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velvet sprinkled
with diamonds.
More stars than
you can possibly
imagine! It is
heavenly-liter-
ally


At both of
the bases I flew
from in the Viet-
nam War, we did
not have dedicat-
ed night squadrons. Instead, that duty
shifted around from squadron to
squadron every three weeks. On several
occasions, my squadron got the call, and
I became a night fighter.
We blacked out the windows of our
rooms with tin foil so we could sleep dur-
ing the day We did our partying in the
morning over breakfast, after flying all
night. It was a weird schedule.
Level bombing wasn't too bad, but
dive bombing at night was tricky and
sometimes scary, especially when the ter-
rain was mountainous and the elevations
were estimated rather than actually mea-
sured. The combination of mountains
and spatial disorientation could be dead-
ly. The only pilot my squadron lost in six
months of combat flying was on a night
dive bombing mission over Laos. Tom
Amos was being directed by a forward
air controller. He rolled off the perch and
called in. A few seconds later his bombs
hit the ground followed by a fireball just
long of the bomb strikes. Just like that, a
jet and two souls were imbedded in the
earth and forever gone.
During peacetime flying, we were al-
ways required to maintain night profi-
ciency-so many night sorties and events
over each training cycle. Flying during
the English winter above 52 degrees
north latitude, we could log night time at
4 in the afternoon and still make it home
for supper with the family.
Flying at night, you really depend on
instruments much more so than during
daylight. But eventually, a pilot has to
look outside and judge how far he is
above the ground and, typically that
comes during the landing phase. The
runway lights are a great help, but depth
perception.can be tricky Hard and long
landings are common during night fly-
ing. The heavy Navy-designed landing
gear on the F-4 was reassuring when you
misjudged the height and smacked into
the runway.
Looking back on it after many years,
I don't miss night flying. I don't miss fly-
ing in lousy weather, and I really don't
miss flying in night weather!


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Mel Blanc, who

was the voice of

Bugs Bunny,

was allergic to

carrots.


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LOCAL REGIONAL CRIME BLOTTER

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CRIME BEAT
LL SUSPItCTS SHOULD BE CONSIDERED INNOCENT
LNTI!L PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW


Man Arrested'


For DUI


A Madison man was
arrested for driving un-
der the influence on
Christmas Day
According to a Madi-
son Police Department
report, at approximately
2:12 p.m., Sgt. Chris
Cooks was dispatched
that a white Dodge car
was traveling at an un-
lawful rate of speed and
the driver had run an-
other car off the road.
Cooks was further
advised that the vehicle
was eastbound on U.S.
Hwy 90.


Attorney General Bill
McCollum announced the
arrest of a Broward Coun-
ty woman on charges she
abused arn elderly nursing
home resident under her
care. Karlene Brown was
arrested on Dec. 5 by law
enforcement officers with
the attorney general's
Medicaid Fraud Control
Unit.
Brown, 39, was em-
ployed as a certified nurs-
ing assistant by Bay
Pointe Terrace, an assist-


Cooks spotted the
car and noticed the vehi-
cle weaving. He saw the
driver of the car, Morris
Tucker, 40, run off the
curb of the road and
nearly hit a pole.
A traffic stop was
conducted on Tucker;
who became verbally
abusive to Patrolman
Andrew Brooks.
Tucker was arrested
and transported to the
Madison County Jail.
He was charged with
DUI and disorderly in-
toxication.


ed living facility in
Broward County Accord-
ing to the attorney gener-
al's Medicaid Fraud Con-
trol Unit's Patient Abuse,
Neglect and Exploitation
(PANE) team investiga-
tors, Brown became an-
gered at an 88-year-old res-
ident who suffers from de-
mentia. She grabbed the
resident by the collar and
forcefully dragged the el-
derly woman into the resi-
dent's room.
The events were cap-


Leon County Man Charged



with Attempted Murder


Leon County Sheriff's
Deputies responded .to a
residence in the 8900 block
of Harris Palmer Rd. in
reference to a domestic
disturbance between Ray-
mond Green (53) and his
brother Lewis Green (51).
When deputies ar-


tured by a video record
which was in the re
dent's room.
Brown will be book
into the Broward Coun
jail. She is charged w:
one count of abuse of
elderly person, a third-i
gree felony. If convict
she faces up to five yea
in prison and a $5,0
fine.
The case will be pro
cuted by the State Att
ney's Office for, the 17
Judicial Circuit.


rived, they found Lewis
Green bleeding from sev-
eral open wounds. Violent
Crimes Detectives re-
sponded to the scene and
learned that Raymond and
Lewis had been involved
in a verbal argument. Ray-
mond struck Lewis in the


head with a brick and cut
him several times on the
head and back with a
knife. It is still unknown
what the brothers were ar-
guing about.
A family member wit-
nessed the attack and
called the Leon County


Sheriff's Office for help.
Lewis was transported to
Tallahassee Memorial
Hospital where he was be-
ing treated for non-life
threatening injures.
Raymond has been ar-
rested and was charged
with attempted murder.


Bank Account


Continued from Page 1A


Kelli said.
The chemotherapy treatment Clint was
receiving at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville
wasn't working, so he has been sent to Tam-
pa for alternative chemotherapy
"He has to go every three weeks for
three-five days," Kelli said. "After he has
taken five treatments, he will have to stay in
the hospital for a month to receive bone
marrow treatment."
The Minters have to travel to Tampa
and, while there, they have to stay in a mo-
S tel during the nights Clint receives his
treatment during the day
der Clint is a self-employed farmer, who
si- lives across the county line,in Hamilton
County Kelli said that he enjoys the out-
Sdoors.


ity
ith
an
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ed,
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7th


Kelli is a teacher at Madison County
Central School. She is the daughter of
Wayne and Barbara Fox of Madison.
Clint and Kelli attend Corinth Baptist
Church in Hamilton County which will do
a fundraising dinner, along with Hopewell
Baptist Church in Madison, on January 9.
The time and location of the event are still
to be announced.
"I want to let everyone know that we ap-
preciate all of the prayers and support that
they have already given," she said. "It's so
amazing."
Anyone wishing to make a donation to
the bank account set up for Clint Minter
can do so by stopping by Madison County
Community Bank. All donations are tax-de-
ductible.


Editorial Comment

Continued from Page 1A
pie walk and blind people in Want today In this area, help them. Churches need to
see. more people will be suffering be prepared to help.
The Ghost of Christmas from it when Pilgrim's Pride Individuals need to be ready
to Come shows Scrooge a begins massive layoffs. We to help, not only the workers
scene where Tim has died should not ignore it. We at Pilgrim's Pride but people
because his family could not should be ready to help. who are already in need in
afford to get him the proper Our elected leaders should our community There are
medical help. be working on helping the sick people, there are
One other scene that people who will be losing hurting people, there are
stood out starkly to me was their jobs. I know that poor people.
when the Ghost of Employment Connections is We should work together
Christmas Present showed already seeking to help to stamp out Want and
Scrooge two children in his them. Our business leaders Ignorance and then,,we can
robes. The grotesque and Chamber of Commerce say like Tiny Tim, "God bless
children were called Want should be reaching out to us everyone."
and Ignorance.
Today, we still face a
tremendous bout with Want .
and Ignorance. People are
hurting and in need but they REE Moo Late with an
are ignored, hence, want and . FREE Moo atte With ah ny .
ignorance. ..
In a Christmas carol,i 00 I Card Purchase
Scrooge changes his heart '
and begins to see the want DQgift cards
around him. He begins to " i
help others, including Tiny . r make great .
Tim, who does not die in the . tckingstffr
book and the rest of Bob su
Cratchit's family .-
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willingly after seeing ,the
error'f his ways. He was offexresDecembr31,2008
able to see the Want and, in fore o i A
doing so, he no longer 'forgetyour id of erveCakes
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January 2
Mike and Kelly Bowling
will be in concert at North-
side Church of God in Perry
on Friday, at 7:30 p.m. Ad-
mission is free, but a love of-
fering will be received dur-
ing the concert. For more
information, please call
(850) 464-0114 or . visit
www. northfloridaconcerts
.com.
January 2
The singing group,
Trinity, will perform at
Concord Baptist Church
Friday at 7 p.m. Trinity is
Brian Norris, Jacqueyn
Ratliff and Lady Christie.
.A love offering will be tak-
en. For more information,
please call Pastor Pleasant
Vause at (850) 459-1152.
January 3
LifeSong, southern
gospel's newest trio, will be
in concert at San Pedro
Church on Saturday Jan. 3,
at 7 p.m. Admission is free,
however a love offering will
be received during the con-
cert.
January 4
Legendary Naomi and
the Segos and LifeSong will
be in concert at Bible Deliv-
erance Church on Sunday,


at 2 p.m. The concert is free.
A love offering will be re-
ceived during the concert.
For more information,
please call (850) 464-0114 or
visit www.northflorida
concerts.com.
January 4
Trinity Trio will be in
concert at New Home Bap-
tist Church on Sunday, at 6
p.m. Admission is free. For
more information, please
call Jack Pickles at (850) 973-
2585.
January 7 & 8
NFCC is doing a pro-
gram "Resolve to Quit in
'09." This program is free
and there are 6 sessions.
There will be NRT (patches
and gutn) to help you stop
smoking. The program will
be held in Madison at NFCC
at 12 noon. Call Preston
Mathews for more informa-
tion at (850) 973-1710 or 728-
5479.
January 16
Crabb Revival will be in
concert at Northside
Church. of God in Perry on
Friday, January 16, at 7 p.m.
For more information,
please call (850) 464-0114 or
visit www.northflorida
concerts.com.


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Rena Mae

Boue CocAran

Lu4dwict

Rena Mae Blue
Cochran Ludwick, age 87,
of Madison, died Wednes-
day, Dec. 24, in Madison.
Funeral services were
held Monday, at the Cher-
ry Lake United Methodist
Church at 2 p.m., with bur-
ial at the cemetery next to
the church.
Visitation was held
from 1-2 p.m., at the
church.
She was born in Pem-
broke, N.C., and had lived
in the Cherry Lake com-
munity since 1946. She
taught home economics in
North Carolina and taught
.one year in Madison. She
was a member of the East-
ern Star and the Cherry
Lake United Methodist
church.
She is survived by a
foster daughter, Linda
Smith Poppell (Walton) of
Madison; two grand-
daughters, Beth Poppell of
Madison and Melissa
Quinton (Lincoln) of Tal-
lahassee; three great-
grandchildren; a sister,
Alicia Wise of Towson,
Md.; and a host of nieces
and nephews.
She is preceded in
death by husbands, Harry
M. Cochran and Wilbur E.
Ludwick; four brothers,
Brantley Blue, Adolph
Blue, Don Blue and Carl
Blue; and three sisters,
Kitty Sanderson, Gola
Lowry and Bernice Lowry.
Beggs Funeral Home
of Madison is in charge of
arrangements.


LTi


Zonira "Zee"

Toeees

Zonira "Zee" Tolles,
age 89, passed away Sun-
day afternoon, in Talla-
hassee, after a long illness.
She was the daughter
of Dr. and ,Mrs. R.Y.
Hunter, of Crescent City.
Graveside services
will be held at Eliam
Cemetery in Melrose, at 2
p.m., today.
Mrs. Tolles graduated
from Florida State College
for Women in 1940.
SAfter teaching for two
years in Melrose, she
moved with her husband,
Fremont W Tolles, to
New Haven and then to
Naugatuck, Conn.
In the early 1950's,
they returned to Florida
to live in Keystone
Heights. She was active in
community organizations,
and led a Girl Scout troop
for a number of years. She
published two books on
the history of the Melrose
area, Shadows on the Sand
and Bonnie Melrose.
Mrs. Tolles was prede-
ceased by her husband
and her parents.
She is survived by her
sister, Elizabeth H. Sims of
Madison; sister-in-law,
Inez T. Clark of Southbury,
Conn.; nieces and
nephews, Guy Sims and
Carl Sims Jr. of Madison,'
Durlie Barati of Tallahas-
see, Howard Sims of Ft.
Lauderdale,- Agnes Hitc of
Springfield, Va., Hunter
Sims of Flower Mound,
Texas, Alan Clark of Pal-
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DAR Honors Veterans By Giving Celebrating With A Very

__ . _. nMerry 5 5 Plus


Photo Supplied
Several members of the San Pedro Chapter DAR visited with WWII Veteran Al Hugh-
es at the Hughey Center on Nov. 5. (L to R): Princess Akerman, Sara Adams, Al Hugh-
es and Sandra Reeves. (Mr. Hughes has since moved to Ft. Lauderdale.)


The Madison San Pe-
dro Chapter National So-
ciety DAR (Daughters of
the American Revolu-
tion) ended the year 2008
with their traditional trip
to the Veterans .Hospital
in Lake City on Dec. 8.
The women descend-
ed upon the hospital,


armed with boxes and
bags of member-donated
goods containing cookies,
magazines, books,
(stamped) Christmas
cards, calendars and toi-
letries.
The chapter members
who attended agreed they
received a blessing from


participating in this ac-
tivity.
In November, the
chapter visited with sev-
eral local veterans in
nursing homes.
The chapter's next
meeting will be with
Princess Akerman on
Jan. 11.


By Tyrra B Meserve
Greene Publishing, Inc.
"Hearing makes all the
difference," Jenny An-
drews, Dec. 10 guest speak-
er for the 55 Plus Club
said. "All the Lord asked
for was our hearts, and we
have to listen. That's all he
wants. He nudges us, the
Holy Spirit nudges us, in
dreams, in opportunities,
through other people, and
we have to listen."
Using a beautifully tra-
ditional Nativity scene as
a visual demonstration,
Andrews showed how the
birth of Christ inspires
her thoughts on listening.
"Take the 'word' and
'world' and how it all
comes down to one-letter.
That one letter is what sep-
arates a lot of people from
the Holy Spirit. If you're
listening to the 'world'
then you're not listening
to the 'word'. Hearing is
all the difference."
As she was speaking,
55 Plus members were def-
initely listening, and An-
drews transported them
back in time to a little
town called Bethlehem. It
was 'there that Andrews'
words painted a portrait of
the events of that evening


and how one night, like
one letter, can have the
biggest impact of all.
"Who heard that
night?" Andrews asked.
"Of course, we know that
Mary heard. So did
Joseph. Who else heard?
Well, I think of the
innkeeper. Of all those out
there in the hustle and
bustle, pushing and shov-
ing, inns were full, but one
innkeeper, he heard. He
heard it as a knock on his
door and he an-
swered. The innkeep-
er listened to
Joseph's heart cry"
Sharing a mes-
sage that she admits
she hopes the world
will take to heart, not
just during the
Christmas holiday,
but everyday spent
on earth, Andrews
asks all to listen.
"Do not fear be-
ing ostracized. The
three kings laid
aside their pride
when they heard. �L
They traveled a long
way with a purpose.
They came before the
Christ child and Jen
knelt, offering gifts. Clu
'The shepherds stood mee


up and exalted. They
heard and listened, just as
we must, to the gift that
has been given us and that
is the word of God."
She asked her fellow
man to listen to the deep
spirit within so that Christ
may be born in our hearts
everyday What is required
is just to listen.
Staff writer Tyrra B
Meserve can be reached at
tyrra@greenepublishing
.com.


Greene Publishing, Inc., Photo by Tyrrq B
Meserve, December 10, 2008
"Do you hear what I hear?"
iny Andrews asks 55 Plus
b members at their Christmas
eting.


fee 4 Club Selects Officers


By Conner Waller
4-H Lee Adventurers
On Dec. 1, the 4-H Club
in Lee made some deci-


sions. One, they elected a
club president-Scotty
Wertz-who is also the
teen leader for the club.


Next, they voted on the
other members Vice-Presi-
dent, Maddie Gurley and
Secretary, Cheyenne-


Sanders.
Other assigned posi-
tions were Club Reporters,
Connor Waller and Briana
Michael and Club Histori-
ans, Ciana Vaz and Chase
Gurley
Vikki Wertz,; Hannah
Cooper, Shelby Cooper and
Rachel Curtis were chosen
as helpers to assist with
club projects and also to
assign other duties, such
Sas clean-up.
The Lee club also vot-
ed on a new club name.
The winning name is "4-H
Lee Adventurers."
The club has estab-
lished a few goals for activ-
ities, ranging from rock-
ets, sewing and crafts to
woodworking and art.
The Lee Adventurers'
first club craft was mak-
ing snowmen out of socks
and stuffing.
The next club meeting
will be held on Monday,
Jan. 19, at 6 p.m.


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HISTORY




THE SPANISH MISSIONS OF MADISON


,Panoramic view of the San Pedro Mission site, looking west. Approximate locations of the buildings and cemetery are indicated.


By Alpha Hunt
Greene Publishing, Inc.
With the threat of the French now eradicated and
the permanent settlement of St. Augustine to secure
Florida, the Spanish set out on the task to Christianize
the Indians.
The first priests that set out on this mission were
from the Jesuit order. However, they were not very suc-
cessful. In 1584, eight friars under the leadership of
Franciscan Father Alonso de Reynoso came to St. Au-
gustine and made their way to nearby Indian settle-
ments. They were soon killed.
In 1594, Father Juan de Silves and 12 Franciscan
monks arrived at St. Augustine to convert the natives.
Seven more monks arrived in 1605. The first Spanish
missions were raised in a line that extended up towards
Georgia in the territories of the Yamasee and St. Au-
gustine Timucua Indians. Later, they would reach the
areas of Madison and Jefferson Counties.
In 1606, the first bishop to arrive in Florida-Fray
Juan de las Cabezas Altamirano--arrived in St. Augus--
tine to bless the newly established missions. While vis-
iting all of them, he administered the sacrament of
confirmation to the converted Indian natives. The visit
of the bishop greatly inspired the missions. So much
so, that they began to grow over the next fifty years.
After 1630, the missions extended into the Apalache
territory across the Aucilla River. They were originally
located near or around the old. Spanish Trail. Accord-
ing to Elizabeth Sims, author of The History of Madi-
son County, Florida, there were five missions in Madi-
son County
San Juan de Guacara was located on the Suwannee
County side of the Suwannee River. San Pedro y San
Pablo de Protohiriba was located close to Lake Sam-
pala. The location of the Santa Elena de Machaba mis-
sion has never been discovered; it's spot was said to be
located somewhere near Hixtown Swamp. San Matheo
de Tolapatafi was west of Sirmans. The fifth mission in
the Madison County area was San Miguel de Aisle,
which was on the Jefferson County side of, the Aucilla
River.
San Pedro was the largest and most important mis-
sion. of the five. It was established in the Yustega terri-
tory sometime between 1609 and 1655, the exact date is
unknown. The double name of the mission, San Pedro


A Christian Yustega Indian burial at the San Pedro'
Mission. An extra skull case was found in the grave


y San Pablo, more than likely indicates that there were
two Indian towns which were connected to the mission.
'After 1656, the second half of the name was perma-
nently dropped and the mission was simply called San
Pedro.
When the missions were first being built, the Yuste-
ga Indians were estimatedto be close to 1,000 strong in
number. One speculated reason for building the mis-
sion was to provide food for St. Augustine since this
land had proven a fertile place for crops with the fields
of the Native Americans.
During the early years of the missions, the natives
were practically used as pack mules. They would carry
food along the old Spanish Trial towards St. Augustine.
Soldiers would treat the natives harshly and the lack of
rest caused by the unrelenting attempts of the priests
to convert the Indians and have them renounce their
traditions and morals would soon cause an uprising.
Don Pedro, the Yustega chief from the mission of San
Pedro, was one of the leaders in the revolt of 1656. Dur-
ing some of the battles, some of the missions were de-
stroyed but were later rebuilt.
Due to the fighting and the European diseases
which swept through the Land of Flowers (Florida), the
Yustega tribe was dwindling greatly by the latter part
of the 16th century Osochi Indians, which was an im-:
migrant Creek tribe, came into the area soon after 1659.
Bishop Calderon visited the:San Pedro mission in 1675
and estimated the native population at 300. j
The end of the missions for Madison would come
in 1704 when the English colonists came to the Caroli-
nas. Spain and England were, experiencing constant
friction with one another and it was wearing on the na-
tives. Governor John Moore of South Carolina, along
with allied Yamasee Indians, attacked the line of mis-
sions littering Florida and even attempted to take St.
Augustine. Failing to take St. Augustine, in 1704, Moore
attacked the Apalache and western Timucuah missions
and burned them to the ground. The residents of the
missions were either killed or taken as slaves. One mis-
sion in the Tallahassee area surrendered in advance
and paid tribute.
San Pedro was destroyed in 1706 and never rebuilt.
Spain did not rebuild any of the missions in the area
because it was preoccupied elsewhere in Florida, main-
ly around St. Augustine.








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BRIDAL GUIDE


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U r. Alike Browning and
.[ AALs. Brenda Pickles
Browninig of Alauison
,L' pleased to announce the engage-
.. , .finent and upcoming man image o their
"-daughtetr, K)ndell Alichelle Browning,
-. to Willianm Travis Page, son oft Air. and
Mrs. Ernie Page III otf adlisoin.
Kivndell is a 2007 graduate of Aladison County High School and
a 2007 graduate otfNorth Florida Commnunnity College Patient Care
Technician Program. She is currently enrolled at North Florida Coln-
nmunity' College and working iull-tine at Lake Park of Aladison Nurs-
ing Home. Her maternal grandparents are \\allace and \'vnetma
Pickles of'Dowling Park. Her patei nal grandparents are Nalncy MAar-
tin of Daytona and the late Gene Browning of Madison. Her mater-
nal great-grandparents are Gevena and the late Ty Alassey of Aladi-
son. Her paternal great-grandparents are the late H.A. and Alildred
Browning of Madison.
Travis is a 2001 graduate of Mldison Count' High School and a
2006 graduate of the University of Florida, wlihee he received Ins
bachelor of Science in Agriculture. He is currently a ftai n supervisor
for Pilgrims Pride Live Oak Division and raises castle on his grand- .
ilther's farm. His maternal grandparents are the late Alarguet ite and
Kirk Pittman Sr. of Madison. His paternal grandparents are Mrs. .
"Binnic" Alargurete Page and the late Ernest Page, Jr. of Maldison.
Kvndell and Travis will exchange vows on lan. 10, at 3 p.m.,
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new clothes (53 percent), changing And how do the bride and
their hair (23 percent) and losing groom's guests get themselves in
weight (17 percent). the mood to celebrate? With their
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ic wedding? How about friends and tions going around, it's no surprise
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ebratolr drinks? One in three (33 movie is My Big Fat Greek Wedding
percent) Americans most look for- (25 percent). The R-rated. edgier
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HEALTH


How Does A Declining

Economy Impact Your Health?

Survey shows correlation between the current economic
condition and headache treatment and prevention.


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ic condition might be im-
pacting yet another as-
pect of your life: your
health. Results from an
online survey, conducted
by the National Headache
Foundation (NHF) focus
on how the economic
downturn .is affecting
headache sufferers. The
study reveals headache
sufferers make signifi-
cant changes in headache
treatment and prevention
methods during a finan-
cial crisis.
Eighty-two percent of
survey respondents claim
to have made financial
cutbacks due to the cur-
rent economic situa-
tion. For example, more
than half (6200) of re-
spondents reported mak-
ing dietary changes in re-
sponse to the rising costs
of food. Research shows
that certain foods can act
as triggers to headaches
and dietary changes
should be monitored ac-
cordingly. Additionally,
stress, lack of sleep and
anxiety were cited as the
Top 3 headache triggers
by respondents. All of
these conditions were
also reported as occur-
ring as a result of the eco-
nomic strain on the par-
ticipants' lifestyles.
When asked about
treatment methods, 630 b
admit they rely on pre-
scribed medications for
their headache. However,
since the economic de-
cline, 290o have either de-


played or skipped filling
prescriptions for
headache medications
due to financial set-
backs. ,Another 530o
switched to over-the-
counter medication in-
stead of their prescrip-
tion medication to treat
headache in an effort to
save money.
"It's not the economy
that causes headaches,
it's the impact of the
economy on lifestyles
that can potentially trig-
ger a headache," says
Suzanne E. Simons, exec-
utive director of the NHE
"Most people are dealing
with higher levels of
stress and anxiety over
their financial situations,
but to a migraineur, those
emotions can translate
into debilitating pain. On
top of it, those who are
suffering financially may
not have access to proper
medical care. This trans-
lates into a more severe
hardship."
Additional NHF sur-
vey results:
Fourty-three percent
of respondents said they
have made changes in
spending on healthcare
purchases such as ser-
vices or medications.
Forty-eight percent
reported "concern or un-
certainty about the fu-
ture" as a headache trig-
ger.
Fifty percent of re-
.spondents attributed diet
changes as having an ef-
fect on their headaches.


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During Economic
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If you are unable
to afford your medica-
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programs. Talk to
your doctor or visit
the NHF Web site
(www.headaches.org)
and click on Headache
Education-Tools for
Sufferers for a list of
available programs.
Talk to your doc-
tor about your finan-
cial situation; there
may be a generic form
of your prescription
available.
Be aware of your
individual food trig-
gers. When making
grocery choices, try to
maintain a healthy
diet and consider pur-
chasing store brand
itelns rather than
name, brand products.
Practice relax-
ation techniques such
as guided imagery or
visualization.
Include exercise in
your daily routine,
even a brisk walk can
help to reduce stress.

About Migraines
Nearly 30 million
Americans suffer
from migraine
headaches, which are
most commonly expe-
rienced between the
ages of 15 and 55. Sev-
enty to eighty percent
of sufferers have a
family history of mi-
graine. Seventy per-
cent of migraine suf-
ferers are women.
Less than half of all
migraine sufferers
have received a diag-
nosis of migraine
from their healthcare
professional. Mi-
graine is often misdi-
agnosed as sinus or
tension-type head-
ache.


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New therapies must
target a key protein inter-
action to destroy aggres-
sive cancer cells' protec-
tive force field, University
of Florida (UF) scientists
reported at the American"
Association for Cancer Re-
search's annual meeting
in San Diego.
The barrier deflects'
damage from radiation or'
chemotherapy, making
some cancer cells difficult
to destroy, but researchers
from UF and the Universi-
ty of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill (UNC) may'
have discovered why.
Their study revealed that
mutations in the tumor-
suppressing p53 protein
lead to overabundance- of
a second protein called fo-
cal adhesion kinase, or
FAK, which makes the
cells less vulnerable to at-
tack.
"These findings are
significant to future can-
cer research and the devel-
opment of new therapies,"
said Vita Golubovskaya,
Ph.D., an assistant,profes-
sor in the UF department
of surgery, who presented
the findings. "The high
correlation between these
two markers is critical for
predicting patient progno-
sis."
The next step will in-
volve developing cancer
therapies that target this
interaction, Golubovskaya
added.
Both p53 and FAK are
found in low levels in nor-
mal, healthy cells. The p53
protein ensures that cells
strike a wholesome bal-
ance between growth and
death. In its normal state,
p53 suppresses the FAK
protein and Weakens the
molecular force field
around cancer cells. But
mutations in the p53 pro-
tein can interfere with this
regulatory function.
Mutations in the p53
gene are commonly found
in patients with cancer,
and those with more ag-
gressive forms of the dis-
ease boast particularly
high levels of p53 and
FAK. Most cancer thera-
pies are largely ineffective
against the resulting FAK
force field, which has been
identified in melanoma
and most solid tumors of
the breast, lung, brain,
thyroid and colon.
Scientists are still un-
sure what causes muta-
tions in p53 and why FAK
binds to the damaged pro-
tein., But the study re-
vealed that the interaction
interferes with the signal-
ing process that normally
induces cell death, allow-
ing cancer cells to grow
unchecked.
The population-based
study centered on 600 pa-
tients with breast cancer.
UNC researchers, led by
Kathleen Conway-Dorsey,
Ph.D., an assistant profes-
sor of cancer 'epidemiolo-
gy, analyzed p53 mutations
in tumor tissue samples
from the patients. UF re-
searchers then identified
the FAK protein in the
breast cancer samples and
performed a statistical
analysis, finding that the
p53 mutation is associated
with overabundance of
FAK.
"Basically, tumors of
breast cancer patients
with p53 had a higher
probability of high expres-
sion of FAK," said Gol-


ubovskaya. "We have
shown before that FAK
overexpression will highly
correlate with more ag-
gressive breast cancers."
The findings provide
important information
from human tumor sam-
ples about how the tumor
suppressor p53 acts to neg-
atively regulate FAK ex-
pression, said David D.
Schlaepfer, Ph.D., a profes-
sor of reproductive medi-
cine at the Moores Cancer
Center at the University of
California, San Diego.,
"The results connect-
ing p53 mutations and in-
creased FAK expression
further our understanding
of the factors that modu-
late FAK expression dur-
ing tumor progression,"
he said.'
Results from the cur-
rent study could help pre-
dict patient prognoses, re-
searchers say. Many pa-
tients with mutant p53 and
an overabundance of FAK
don't fare well, but new
therapies could change
that by targeting the pro-
tein interaction. The next
step will involve identify-
ing the types of p53 muta-
tions that contribute to an
overabundance in FAK.
Surgery remains, the
treatment of choice for pa-
tients with cancer, Gol-
ubovskaya said. Scientists
and surgeons often focus
their efforts on determin-
ing why cancer developed.
Overabundance of the
FAK protein can be detect-
ed during very early
stages of breast cancer,
even in pre-malignant tis-
sues. UF cancer re-
searchers are currently
developing FAK inhibitors
that will pave the way for


future therapies.
"We now need to an-
swer questions about why
the interaction happens
and what regulates it,"
Golubovskaya said. "If
FAK is overexpressed, how
can we stop it early to slow
cancer growth and metas-
tasis? Answering these
questions together with
surgeons and scientists
can help to fight this dead-
ly disease."
The research was sup-
ported by Golubovskaya's
grant from Komen for the
Cure and a National Insti-
tutes of Health grant held
by surgical oncologist
William Cance, M.D.,
chairman of the UF Col-
lege of Medicine's depart-
ment of surgery
Cance and colleagues
were the first to pull FAK
out of human tumors to
show that cancers make
the molecule in large
quantities. In 1996, the
team was the first to show
that if a tumor is prevent-
ed from producing the en-
zyme, it dies. In 2004, the
team found the regulatory
region of this protein,
and, in 2005, found the in-
teraction of FAK and p53
proteins.
The significance of
this finding was reviewed
by Golubovskaya and Can-
ce in the journal Interna-
tional Review of Cytology
-last year.
"These findings put to-
gether another piece of
the complex cancer puzzle
and open the way for high-
ly specific molecular can-
cer therapy that can target
the p53-FAK interaction,"
said Cance, who also is an
associate director at the
UF Shands Cancer Center.


Question: I want to bleach my front teeth.
Will the bleach whiten my fillings?


Answer: Nooope! Bleach will not change
the color of fillings. Having that said, I frequently
tell patients to go for it anyway. You will be happy
with the bleaching. Good news is fillings that
have been placed years ago may have matched
the color of the tooth before the tooth darkened.
Whitening the tooth will frequently lighten the
tooth color back to the shade the tooth was when
the filling was placed. Additionally, many modem
filling materials have a bit.of a chameleon effect
which helps them match the tooth color after
bleaching.

Older fillings are another story. They may have
darkened significantly. Older fillings had the
problem of discoloring and darkening when
exposed -to ultraviolet radiation. These fillings
might stick out like a sore thumb after bleaching
due to the darkness. But remember, fillings don't
last forever. Tooth colored fillings should be
replaced every 7 -15 years. If your filling is
severely darkened, and over 15 years old, you
are due to have it replaced anyway. So try the
bleaching, I have yet to find a patient that
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MONEY & FINANCE




Foreign Investment In Federal Securities Is Inevitable


By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The big-picture snap-
shot of the U.S. economy
has a number of major
variables that affect it.
The price of oil and the
number of foreclosures
are two that have been in
the news lately, but they
are not constant, meaning
they come and go. The two
most common, and most
immediate, financial tools
that are used to balance
out the economy, and to
raise money for federal
spending, are Treasury
bills (bonds) and the fed
funds rate, which is the in-
terest rate set by the Fed-
eral Reserve.


By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Earlier this month,
Merrill Lynch oil analyst
Francisco Blanch said the
price of oil could
drop to $25 in 2009
if China falls into
recession. He put
the chances of
this happening at
one in three. How-
ever, he added: "If
we reignite eco-
nomic growth, we
will have a short-
age of energy
again." In this
case, Blanch pre-
dicted oil at $150 a
barrel in two or
three years.:
Most analysts
are downbeat on
oil prices ii the,
short term. Ac-
cording to a
Bloomberg Inter-
net publication,
Deutsche Bank
analyst Michael
Lewis said,
"Many commodi-
ty prices are set to
overshoot to the
downside in re-
sponse ,to the I
worst downturn
in economic activ-
ity since. the
Great Depression."
In the long term, low
oil prices could be damag-
ing, as they stop invest-
ment in the discovery of
new sources. Speaking at a


The fed funds rate is
the rate banks get charged
by the Federal Reserve for
the use of short-term mon-
ey (overnight), which es-
tablishes the base on
which other interest rates
are determined. Currently,
it is almost at zero, sitting
at 0.25 percent. No, that's
not a typo. The fed funds
rate is currently one quar-
ter of one percent, mean-
ing that a bank can use fed
funds at practically po-
charge. Of course, there
are rules and limits, but
the objective is to make
the cost of borrowing
money very cheap to keep
money flowing during
these precarious financial


recent summit of energy
ministers held in London,
British Prime Minister
Gordon Brown warned
that if nations cut invest-


ment in oil production, de-
mand will eventually ex-
ceed supply again, forcing
prices up.
Geo-political issues
may also come into play


times.
The other tool, though
not as immediate in im-
pact or highlighted in the
news, involves treasury se-
curities, namely selling
Treasury bills and bonds


amount, typically in $1,000
increments, in exchange
of a stated interest rate
and an expected return of
principal in a stated time
period. It's a very simple,
straightforward transac-


1929. But it's still very ap-
pealing, even at zero per-
cent, because, again, the
money is safe, and institu-
tions can purchase bil-
lions- of dollars worth of
the security


China holds $652 billion, and Japan

holds $585 billion, of the U.S. $3 trillion
total debt.


to raise xnoney for federal
transactions. On the sur-
face, the transaction is lit-
tle different than going to
a local bank to purchase a
CD. One deposits a given


The escalation of attacks
between Israel and Hamas
in Gaza caused a brief
spike in oil prices. If prob-
lems persist in the region,
'this is likely to provide a
floor for the oil price in


the oil price in 2009 de-
pends on whether govern-
ment action to tackle the
economic crisis works.
Should the stimulus pack-
ages start to work, this


tion, considered to be the
safest form of investment
available. Of course, this
translates into a relatively
low rate of return, cur-
rently the lowest since


would be bullish for the
price of oil:
When it comes to 2009,
including concerns about
oil prices, the bigger pic-
ture will be reflective of
the phrase made popular
by-President Bill Clinton:
"It's the economy, stupid."
"It's the economy, stu-
pid," was a phrase in
American politics widely
used during Clinton's suc-
cessful 1992 presidential
campaign against Presi-
dent George H.W Bush.
For a time, Bush was con-
sidered unbeatable be-
cause of foreign policy de-
velopments such as the
end of the Cold War and
the Persian.Gulf War.
The phrase, coined
by Clinton cam-
paign strategist
James Carville,
refers to the no-
tion that Clinton
was a better
choice because
Bush had not ad-
equately ad-
dressed the
economy, which
had recently un-
dergone a reces-
sion, In the end,
the economy
'turned and lit up
like a Christmas
tree for almost a decade.
Perhaps lightning will
strike twice.
Michael Curtis can be
reached at michael@
greenepublishing.com.


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found that many borrow-
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them back on track. In-
deed, only 47 percent of
consumers believe that fi-
nance companies often
work to help customers
who are having trouble
making payments.
"Consumers have
many options available to
them when it comes to
auto financing. Similarly,
if consumers are facing a
tough time financially, we
encourage them to work
with their creditor," said
Eric Hoffman, a
spokesperson for AWARE
(Americans Well-informed
on Automobile Retailing
Economics), a nonprofit
auto financing education
group. "Being an educated
consumer not only helps
when it comes to financing
a vehicle, but also when
times are tight."
AWARE sponsored the
survey, which measured
consumers' auto financing
knowledge and experi-
ence. Additional findings
include:
* Consumer satisfac-
tion with auto financing re-
mains high while interest
and desire to learn more
about the financing


process has held steady-de-
spite the sluggish economy.
* Even with a slow-
down in auto purchases,
consumers-especially
those who report to be ed-
ucated about auto financ-
�ing-say they are satisfied
with their financing deci-
sions and the outcome of
the process.
But Hoffman said
more work clearly needs to
be done. "Despite auto fi-
nancing education efforts
through AWARE, as well
as individual company
programs, the survey
demonstrates more robust
education efforts need to
be put forth for consumers
facing economic hard-
ship," he explained.
To that end, the group
was formed to build a
greater understanding
among consumers about
how auto financing works.
To learn more, visit
www.AutoFinancingl01.org.
The site was created to en-
sure that potential buyers
of new and used autos
have the tools and re-
sources they need to suc-
cessfully navigate the auto
financing process.


The touchy part of this
process has come about re-
cently because foreign gov-
ernments and agencies
continue to purchase large
amounts of this national
debt, giving an impression
of selling the country to
foreigners. China, for in-
stance, in spite of the dire
news coming from Ameri-
can financial institutions
this last quarter, wanted
the comparable security of
holding short-term U.S.
Treasury bills as markets
worldwide crumbled. This
significant increase
caused China to surpass
Japan, becoming the No. 1
owner of U.S. Treasury


debt, according to govern-
ment data reported on for-
eign investment in U.S. se-
curities. In their Dec. 15 re-
port, titled, "Major For-
eign Holders of Treasury
Securities," the fed shows
China with $652 billion,
and Japan with $585 bil-
lion, of the $3 trillion total.
Capital inflow to the
U.S. helps finance the bud-
get deficit, but the Trea-
sury's great need in the
next year will be to line up
buyers, including foreign-
ers, for longer-term notes
and bonds. The U.S. may
have to issue as much as $2
trillion in debt over the
next four quarters to pay
for the financial-system
bailout, the war efforts in
Iraq and Afghanistan, and
economic stimulus pro-
grams. The potential prob-
lem with these huge cash
inflows into short-term
Treasury issues is that the
money could flow out as
easily as it flowed in, as T-
bills mature in the next
year. Either way, foreign
investment is unavoidable.
Michael Curtis can be
reached at michael@
greenepublishing.com.


FinancialFocs..


Enjoy One-year Holiday from
Required Minimum Distributions


Provided by Brad Bashaw, Edward Jones

Although it sounds strange, you may
encounter situations in which you have to accept
money even if you'd rather not. Such is the case
with required minimum distributions (RMDs) from
your traditional IRA, 401(k) or other employer-
sponsored retirement plan. Byt thanks to recent
legislation, you can ignore the "required"' part of
RMDs - at least for a year.

Specifically, lawmakers recently placed a one-
year moratorium on taking (RMDs) for 2009. If
you're not familiar with the rules governing RMDs,
here's a little background: Generally, the IRS
requires you to begin taking RMDs in the year in
which you turn 70-1/2, or no later than April 1 of
the following year. For example, if you turn 70-1/2
in 2009, you would normally be required to take
your first RMD by
April 1, 2010. You must also think about RMDs if
you are a beneficiary of someone else's IRA,
401 (k) or other retirement account, because when
the account owner dies, regardless of age, you
must generally begin taking RMDs. And this is also
true if you are the beneficiary of a Roth IRA, even
though Roth IRA owners are never required to
take RMDs.

But thanks to the new legislation, you can skip
the required 2009 distribution if you reach 70-1/2
in 2009 or if you're a beneficiary currently required
to take RMDs. You also have -until Dec. 31, 2010,
to accept the 2010 RMD, which will be based on
your retirement account balance at the end of
2009.

Why did Congress decide to provide this.RMD
"holiday" for 2009? For the answer, you need look
no farther than your IRA or 401(k) account bal-
ance. As you are well aware, 2008 was not a stel-
lar year for the stock market. Consequently, as
2008 draws to a close, the market value of your
IRA or 401(k) is probably considerably lower than
it was in earlier years. This could have been a
problem for you if you had to start taking RMDs in
2009, because these distributions are based, in
part, on your account balance at the close of the
previous year - which means you may well have
had to sell some stocks or other investments in
your retirement plan when their price was down. To
help people avoid having to "sell low," Congress
acted.

Ultimately, you will have to end up taking distri-
butions again. But before that happens, take some
time to decide how large a distribution you should
accept each year. If you need the money, you
might have to take out more than the RMD. But if
you can get by on just the minimum distribution,
you may want to do so, thereby keeping as much
of your retirement account as possible in a tax-
deferred account.


But for now, if you
taking RMDs in 2009,
tax advisors.


have any questions about
contact your financial and


Brad Bashaw Edward Jones
Investment Repiesentative
114 SW Range Avenue
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BC, established what has
come to be known as the Ju-
lian Calendar It again estab-
lished Jan. 1 as the new year.
But in order to synchronize
the calendar with the sun.
Caesar had to let the previ-
ous year drag on for 445
days.
NEW YEAR
TRADITIONS
Other traditions of the sea-
son include the making of
New Year's resolutions. That
tradition also dates back to
the early Babylonians. Popu-
lar modern resolutions
might include the promise to
lose weight or quit smoking.
The early Babylonian's most
popular resolution was to re-
turn borrowed farm equip-
ment.
The tradition of using a
baby to signify the new year
was begun in Greece around
600 BC. It was their tradition


at that time to celebrate
their god of wine. Dionysus,
by parading a baby in a bas-
ket, representing the annual
rebirth of that god as the
spirit of fertility. Early
Egyptians also used a baby
as a symbol of rebirth.
FOR LUCK IN THE NEW
YEAR
Traditionally, it was
thought that one could affect
the luck they would have
throughout the coming year
by what they did or ate on
the first day of the year. For
that reason. it has become
common for folks to cele-
brate the first few minutes of
a brand new year in the com-
pany of family and friends.
Parties often last into the
middle of the night after the
ringing in of a new year.:It
was once believed that the
first visitor on New Year's
Day would bring either good


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S "Happy New Year!"
That greeting will be said
and heard for at least the
first couple of weeks as a
new year gets under way But
the day celebrated as New
Year's Day in modern Amer-
ica was not always Jap. 1.
ANCIENT
NEW YEARS
The celebration of the
new year is the oldest of all
holidays. It was first ob-
served in ancient Babylon
about 4000 years ago. In the
years around 2000 BC, the
Babylonian New Year began
with the first New Moon (ac-
tually the first visible cre-
sent) after the Vernal
Equinox (first day of
spring).
The beginning of spring
is a logical time to start a
new year. After all, it is the
season of rebirth, of planti-
ng new crops, and of blos-
soming. January 1, on the
other hand. has no astro-
nomical nor agricultural
significance. It is purely ar-
bitrary.
The Babylonian new
year celebration lasted for
eleven days. Each day had its
own particular mode of cele-
bration, but it is safe to say
that modern New Year's Eve
festivities pale in compari-
S son.
The Romans continued
to observe the new year in
Slate March, but their calen-
S dar was continually tam-
pered with by various em-
perors so that the calendar
soon became out of synchro-
nization with the sun.
In order to set the calen-
dar right, the Roman senate,
in 153 BC. declared Jan. 1 to
be the beginning of the new
year. But tampering contin-
ued until Julius Caesar, in 46

S' HAPPY

'NEWI, YEAR

EVERYONE!
S TIME TO GET
TOGETHER
WrrH FRIENDS
AND FAMILY
AND CELEBRATE
THE NEW YEAR.
OUT l1'TH THE OLD,
IN WITH THE NEwl'
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I'm sure the guy
had no idea,
While he was flying high.
Because he chose
to drink and drive.
now I would have to die.

So why do people
do it, Momr
Knowing that it
ruins lives?
And now the pain is
cutting me.
like a hundred
stabbing knives.

Tell Sister not to be
afraid, Monm
Tell Daddy to be brave.
And when I go to heaven,
put "Mommy's Girl"
on my grave.

Someone should have
taught him.
That it's wrong to
drink and drive.
Maybe if his parents had,
I'd still be alive.

My breath is
getting shorter,
Mom. I'm getting
really scared
These are my
final moments,
and I'm so unprepared.

I wish that you could hold
me, Mom,
As I lie here and die.
I wish that I could say, "I
love you, Mom!"
So. "I love you and good-
bye."


luck or bad luck the rest of
the year. It was particularly
lucky if that visitor hap-
pened to be a tall dark-
hau'ed man.
Many parts of the U.S.
celebrate the new year by
consuming black-eyed peas.
These legumes are typically
accompanied by either hog
jowls or ham. Black-eyed
peas and other legumes have
been considered good luck in
many cultures. The hog. and
thus its meat, is considered
lucky because it simnbolizes
prosperity. Cabbage is anoth-
er "good luck" vegetable that
is consumed on New Year's
Day by many. Cabbage leaves
are also considered a sign of
prosperity, being representa-
tive of paper currency. In
some regions, rice is a lucky
food that is eaten on New
Year's Day
AULD LANG SYNE
The song. "Auld Lang
Syne." playing in the
background, is sung at
the stroke of midnight in
almost every English-
speaking country in the
world to bring in the new
year At least partially
written by Robert Burns
in the 1700's. it was first
published in 1796 after
Burns' death. Early varia-
tions of the song were
sung prior to 1700 and in-
spired Burns to produce
the modern rendition. An
old Scotch tune, "Auld
Lang Syne" literally
means "old long ago," or
simply, "the good old
days."


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And remembered what
you said.
You told me not to
drink, Mom.
so I had a Sprite instead.

I felt proud of myself.
The way you said I would,
that I didn't drink
and drive,
though some friends said
I should.

I made a healthy choice,
And your advice
to me was right.
The party finally ended,
and the kids drove
out of sight.

I got into my car,
Sure to get home
in one piece..
I never knew what was
coming, Mom,
something I
expected least.

Now, I'm lying on the
pavement,
And I hear the
policeman say
the kid that caused this
wreck was drunk,
Mom, his voice seems far
away

My own blood's all
around me,
As I try hard not to cry
I can hear the
paramedic say,
this girl is gonna die.


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Srenville 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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c adison a partmients

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
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


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
House for Rent in Greenville, FL
(located near elementary school).
All Electric, Newly remodeled 3
bedrooms, 1 bath $600/mo. 1st &
security deposit. Housing Choice
Vouchers Accepted Call
i i850-973-7349for 617-4 37-1905
ccRTN
HOME FOR RENT
Restored 3 BR Home, CH & Air.
Oak floors, large storage,
1335 Sq Ft Yard Maint. included.
Adult family only, no pets, $800
rent and deposit. Credit check.
432 NE Horry Ave. Madison.
Call George 973-8583, 557-0994
DOWNTOWN APARTMENT
FOR RENT, NEWLY
RENOVATED 1BR, 1 BATH
$450.00 MO.
567-1523

12/19-RTN

Private, quite, furnished, one BR
Mobile home for one person.
Direct TV, near town; $395.00
plus Electricity
850-973-4030
rtncc

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. $700 a month.
$700 Security Deposit
423-538-1206 or 423-845-0590
RTN
4 BR Doublewide Mobile Home
in Lee. $550.00 month, plus
dipnneit 97.3-235


2 BR 1 bath Singlewid


Home in Cherry Lake Area.
$350.00 month, plus deposit
973-2353


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HERE
CALL 973-4141


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Commercial/Industrial
Property
with state highway frontage
Corner lots.
Fronts both Harvey Greene Dr.
and Highway 53 South.
Enterprise Zone
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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CALL 850-973-4004.:
IF NO ANSWER, PLEASE
LEAVE NAME, TELEPHONE
NUMBER AND INFORMATION
ABOUT THE MILL.



FOR SALE: 1987 Ford Bronco.
Super hot engine! 58k original
miles. Auto trans. Differentials
don't leak. Only rolled over once
but never "mud bogged". Upper
body has no glass but engine and
running gear awesome! Now
painted camo $500. 850-464-1165

COMMERCIAL
RENTAL^'y^^


rtn Downtown Office/ Retail space
for rent. 700 to 1,400 Sql ft.
Ie Mobile 567-1523


10/22-RTN
FOR RENT
Office Building across street
from Post Office, Courthouse,
and Courthouse Annex.
(Old Enterprise Recorder
Office); 111 SE Shelby St.
Madison
Newly renovated back to the
1920's era Call 973-4141



I build decks, sheds, exterior
carpentry work
Call 850-242-9342
ask for Bob

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Scooters and 4 wheelers
JUST SCOOTERS
221 N. Greenville
850-242-9342 or 850-948-2
Ask for Bob


Haywood Realty
352-369-0900
FOR SALE
30 Acres with septic and (2) 4"
wells Fenced and Cross Fenced
also with Pond. Approx 25 acres'
in posture with bahaya grass
and a beautiful 5 acre homsite
with canopy entrance to
property. Excellent location just
5 miles north of Madison on
Rocky Ford Road. Asking
$8,000.00 per acre. Call
Associate Pamela Hood
850-673-6409
10/8-RTN


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MODULAR HOME FOR SALE
IN TOWN SAVE $20,000.00
TURN KEY DEAL OWNER
SAYS MAKE AN OFFER IT
MUST GO CALL MIKE AT
386-623-4218


BRAND SPANKING NEW 2009
5 BEDROOM 3 BATH 2004 Sq
Ft $594.31 PER MO. SELLER
PAYS $3,500 TOWARD
CLOSING COST CALL MIKE
386-623-4218
PRICE REDUCED! SPACIOUS
MFG HOME WITH 4 BED-
ROOMS, 3 BATH, BONUS
ROOM WITH LOTS OF WIN-
DOWS. DISCONTINUED
FLOORPLAN. FOR MORE
INFO CALL SARAH
386-288-0964
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FOR THE SAME MONTHLY
PAYMENTS.YOU ARE
THROWING AWAY ON RENT.
CALL SARAH FOR MORE
INFO 386-288-0964
NEED MORE SPACE FOR A
GROWING FAMILY? 2001, 5
BEDROOM, 4 BATH TRADE-
IN. EXCELLENT CONDITION.
FOR MORE INFO CALL
SARAH 386-288-0964



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4 SEATER HOT TUB
BLUE MARBLE DESIGN
$500. CASH ONLY
ABSOLUTE FIRM .
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FOR SALE / OWNER
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ALL LAND BELOW IS HIGH
AND DRY

S5 acres Lee, North of Hwy 6,
Cayenne Rd., rolling hills,
restrictions, $39,995
$5,000 down, $325/mo

10 acres Beulah Meadows Rd,
DWMH and houses allowed,
$49,500,, $5,000 down
$459/mo

10 acres Old Blue Springs Rd.
access, DWMH and houses al-
lowed, $49,500, $5,000 down,
$459/mo

25 Acres on Hwy 90, Lee,
$112,500 ($4,500/ac)

Larger tracts available
Call Chip Beggs
850-973-4116
RTN


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
city limits
850-509-7084 or
850-973-6979
12/3-1/2
CHERRY LAKE
Newly remodeled 3 BR 2 Bath
Cherry Lake Home. This 1800 s/f
Cypress home has new kitchen
with stainless steel appliances',
new wood floors and new bath
rooms. Has a garage and a small
cottage on this 8/10 of an acre
lot. $144,800. 850-929-4991
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386-365-5129
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BETWEEN LAKE CITY AND
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lot Singlewides start at $350.00
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LEGALS


SIN THE CIRCUIT C)ORT, THIRD
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CASE NO. 2008CA0003140001XX
OLD BLUE SPRINGS, LLC, a Florida Limited Liability
Company,
Plaintiff,
vs.
IGNACIO PAINE and LAZARA E. GARCIA-TUNON; et
Sal,
.Defendants.
' NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: IGNACIO PAINE, Defendant, unknown tenants; and other unknown parties in
Possession, including the unknown spouse of any person in possession of the property,
and if a named Defendant is deceased, the surviving spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
Creditors, and all other parties claiming by, through, under or against that Defendant,
and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status is
unknown, claiming under any of the named or described Defendants.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described
property in Madison County, Florida, to-wit:
Lot 10 of Block A of River Trace Subdivision. A subdivision according to the plat there-
of filed at Plat Book 2; Pages 28 through 3 0 of the Public Records of Madison County,
Florida.
Subject to any outstanding mineral rights of record.
Together with all the tenements, hereditaments and appurtenances thereto belonging or
in anywise appertaining.
hias beei filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses,
if any, to it on Plaintiffs attorney and counsel of record, ROSE M. DECKER, JR., Es-
quire of The Decker Law Firm, PA., 320 White Avenue, Post' Office Drawer 1288, Live
Oak, Florida 32064, within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice ofAce
tion, and file the original with the Clerk of the Court, Honorable TIM SANDERS, whose
address is Madison County Courthouse, Post Office Box 237, Madison, Florida 32341, ei-
ther before service on the Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter.If you fail to an-
swer, defend or otherwise plead to this action to foreclose a mortgage, a Default will,be.
entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. This Notice of Action is
executed and published pursuant to the provisions of � 49.08, et seq., Florida Statutes.
DATE: December 23,2008


S. HONORABLE TIM SANDERS
Clerk of the Court
- Madison County, Florida
SRanona Dickirison
As Deputy Clerk
'12/3108 and 01/07/09

.IN THE CIRCUiT COURT FOR MADISON COUNTY. FLORID%
, I1 RE: ESTATE OF PROBATE DRllSION
JAnMES LA%%RENCE GRA1 JR..
Deceased.
File Number 2008-124-CP
Division
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IOne PRi
The administration of deceased. File Number 2008-12- -CP.is pending in the Cir-
cuit Court. for Madison Counri, Florida. Prohale Disiion. the address of which is:
Post Office Bo% 237, Madison, Florida 3231.
The name and address of the Personal Representalise and the Personal Represen-
larise' atlorne% are set lorth below. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
TRHT:
II credilors of the decedent and other persons ha ing claims or demands against
Sdecedent's estate on whom a cop) of this notice is served within three months after the
datl of the first publication of this notice must file heir claims with this Court ITHIN
THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PLUBLICA-
S.nION OF THIS NOTICE OR TIIIRJ DAYS. A TE.R IHE DIE QF SERVICE OF A
: COPY OF' THIS'NOTICE ON THEM.
I M other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against
the decedent's estate mu.l file their claims with thi Court \ITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PliBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. \LL
SCL.AIlS. DEMANDS %MD OBJECTIONS MOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED. The dat of the first Publication of this notice is December 31. 2008.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD
JUDICIAL CIRCU11, IN AND FOR
MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE N0.200S-130-CP
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MARGUERITE W. PITTMAN
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration qf the estate of MARGUERITE W. PITTMAN, deceased,
whose date of death was October 19, 21K1S; is pending in the Circuit Court for Mladi-
son County, Florida, Probate Division; File Number 2008-130-CP; the names and ad-
dresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the Decedent and other persons, who have claims or demands against
Decedent's estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, and who
have been served a copy of this notice, must file their claims with this-court WITHIN
THE. LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SER-
VICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the Decedent and other persons who have claims or demands
against the Decedent's estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims,
must tile their claims with this court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIMS
FILED TWO (2)'YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED. .
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE IS December
24,2008. :
Attorney for Personal Representatives: Personal Representatives: �


.s/ Clay A. Schnitkrr.
Clay A. Schnitker
Fla Bar No.349143
Davis, Schnitker, Reeves & Browning, P.
Post Officr Drawer,.652
Madison, Florida 32341 /s/ I


s/ Lamar Carlton Pittman
Lamar Carlton Pitiman
2810 Bud MeKey Circle
A.. Valdosta, Georgia 31602
.K. Pittman, Jr. .


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260 SE Madison Street
Madison, Florida 32340
/s/Marguerite P. Page
Marguerite P. Page
Post Office Box 578
Madison, Florida 32341

12/24/08 and 12131/08

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, INAND FOR
MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA
MADISON COUNTY COMMUNITY BANK,
"Plaintiff,
vs *
ANDREW ACCARDI,
Defendant.
CASE NO.: 2008-379-CA
CIVIL DIVISION
CLERK'S NOTICE OF SALE UNDER FS. CHAPTER45
NOTICE IS GIVEN, that under a Final Judgment of Foreclosure, in the above-styled
cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the WEST door of the Madi-
son County Courthouse, Madison, Florida at
S11:00 a.m. on January 13, 2009. Ihe following described property: -. �
LOT NO. 39 OF NORION CREEK,A SUBDIVISION AS PERITHE PLAT THEREOF
FILED AT PLAT BOOK 2, PAGES 31-33 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MADISON
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
IF ANY PERSON CLAIMINGAN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUSFROM THIS 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 DATE OF THIS
SALE.
If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to partici-
pate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain as-
sistance. Please contact the Court Administrator at (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 711.
Dated: December 17,2008 TIM SANDERS,
Clerk of the Court
BY: Ramona Dickinson,
Deputy
. Clerk
12/24/08 and 12731/08
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA
SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO
WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE,
INC. F/K/A NORWEST MORTGAGE,
INC.,
Plaintiff, . , "
CASE NO. 07-513 CA
DIVISION '<
vs. . '
GRETCHENVIA, A/K/A GRETCHEN H.
VIA, A//K/A GRETCHEN POWELL, et al,
Defendantss.


NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dat-
ed December 11, 2008 and entered in Case NO. 07-513 CA of the Circuit Court of the
THIRD Judicial Circuit in and for MADISON County, Florida wherein WELLS FAR-
GO BANK, NA SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WELLS FARGO HOME MORT-
GAGE, INC. F/K/A NORWEST MORTGAGE, INC, is the Plaintiff '
and GRETCHEN VIA, A/K/A GRETCHEN H. VIA, A//K/A GRETCHEN POWELL;
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF GRETCHEN VIA, A/K/A GRETCHEN H. VIA, A//K/A
GRETCHEN POWELL; BOARDWALK OF ALAFAYA TRAIL LTD, D/B/A BOARD-
WALK APARTMENTS; are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at EAST DOOR OF THE MADISON COUNTY COURTHOUSE at
11:00 AM, on the 14 day of January, 2009, the following described property) as set forth
in said Final Judgment:
LOTS 1,2 AND.3 OF BLOCK A OF SUMMERSET SUBDIVISION, AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 7, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MADISON COUNTY,
FLORIDA..
A/K/A 2479 SOMMERSET DRIVE, MADISON, FL 32340
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sate,if any, other than the prop-
erty 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 December 16,2008.
Tim Sanders
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Ramona Dickinson
Deputy Clerk
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