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Publication Date: January 28, 2009
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VOL. 45 NO. 25


Madison County's Award-Winning Newspaper


Seniors Urged

To Renew

Property Tax

Exemption

The Madison County
Property Appraiser's Of-
fice will mail renewal ap-
plications to approximate-
ly 255 homeowners across
the county, reminding
them to renew their Se-
nior Citizen Exemption
for 2009.
The Limited Income
Senior Exemption can
save seniors hundreds of
dollars in property taxes,
but Florida law requires
that they file a renewal ap-
plication annually to re-
ceive the benefit.
According to Property
Appraiser Leigh B.
Barfield, a number of se-
niors benefit from the ex-
emption one year and then
fail to reapply
To qualify a homeown-
er'must:
Be 65 or older on
4*an.
Have a Homestead
Exemption.
-* -Have an "adjusted
gross household in-
come"-i.e. the total in-
come of all the people liv-
ing in the home-which
does 'not exceed the statu-
tory limit.
This year's adjusted
gross income limit is
$25,873. Typically, Social
Security benefits are not
factored into the calcula-
tion of adjusted gross in-
come.
Property owners who
continue to meet these cri-
teria must sign, date,
check where indicated and
return the renewal appli-
cation to the Property Ap-.
praiser's Office.
Homeowners who re-
cently turned 65, or whose
exemptions have lapsed,
can download the applica-
tion form from the Prop-
erty Appraiser's Web site
at www.madisonpa.com.
The form and supporting
documentation can be
mailed to the Property
Appraiser at 229 SW
Pinckney St. Room 201
Madison, FL 32340. They
can also be delivered to
the office.
The deadline for all
property tax exemptions
is March 2. For informa-
tion on the Limited In-
come Senior Property Tax
Exemption, call (850) 973-
6133 or visit www.madis-
onpa.com.


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John Maultsby, left, chairman of the NFCC Board
of Trustees, congratulates new NFCC President John
Grosskopf.

John Grosskopf Selected

As NFCC's Eighth President

North FloridaCommunity College Acting Presi-
dent John Grosskopf was officially selected as pres-
ident of the college during the Jan. 20 NFCC District
Board of Trustees meeting. The Board's decision to
appoint Grosskopf in a more permanent leadership
role comes six months after Grosskopf accepted the
position of acting president.
"John Grosskopf is familiar with the college
and its mission," said John Maultsby, Jr., chair of
the NFCC District Board of Trustees. "He is totally
committed to the success of students and is anxious
for NFCC to provide learning experiences for all stu-
dents of our six-county area."
Grosskopf has served NFCC since 2001 in the
roles of English instructor, director of teaching and
learning, vice president of academic affairs and
chief academic officer, and since July 2008 as acting
president. He now.ehters into theofficial roleof
president at NFCC with much anticipation as well
as determination to ensure that NFCC is successful
in the years to come. He plans. to continue leading
NFCC and working with college faculty and staff. ii,
efforts to provide the North Florida region and be-
yond access to high quality educational, cultural
and community building opportunities.
"I appreciate the vote of confidence from the
Board," said Grosskopf. "Luckily, I've come into a
job where I already have excellent tools to turn
NFCC into the type of institution that we can con-
tinue to be proud of for the next 50 years. Our ser-.
vice district depends on the college to provide all
students with access to quality educational opportu-
nities. Providing that access to education is our pri-
mary mission. Times are tough, but we will adapt
and wewill continue to fulfill our mission." *
Founded in 1958, NFCC specifically serves
Hamilton, Jefferson, Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee
and Taylor counties and NFCC Board members are
confident in Grosskopf's'ability to move NFCC for-
ward as a vibrant educational institution for this
area and beyond. "
"He has done a very good job,"' said NFCC Board
Member Michael R. Williams during the Jan. 20
board meeting. "He certainly has a vision for this
school to move beyond Where we are to where we
need to be. He has been'* roactive and innovative. I
feel he will provide the leadership we need and the
stability we need in this time of uncertainty in the
economy He is here because he loves this place; he
has a love for this school and a love for these stu-
dents."
The pride Grosskopf carries for NFCC, its stu-
dents and the local community is evident as North]
Florida welcomes Grosskopf as its eighth president,I
Please See Grosskopf Page 2A]


Teacher Of the Year Banquet

Tickets Available
By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Nominees for the Teacher of the Year Banquet have come in, but according to or-
ganizers, there is still someone missing you.
Organizers are urging those that have not yet had an opportunity to get their tick-
ets by Feb. 1. Tickets may be purchased at "The Old Bookstore," on Pinckney in down-
town Madison or at each school office.
The Teacher of the Year banquet is sponsored annually by the Madison County
Foundation for Excellence in Education. This year's gathering will start at 7 p.m., on
Feb. 5, in the Madison County High School cafeteria. As in previous years, it promis-
es to overflow with excitement, entertainment, good eating and great company
Additional questions and directions may be obtained from the district office
at (850) 973-5022. See you there!
Michael Curtis can be reached at michael@greenepublishing.com.


S2 Sections. 30 Pages
Around Madison County
Bridal Guide
Classifieds/Legals I
Path of Faith B S


Local & Regional Crime
5-7A History
10A Obituaries
6-17A Farmers & Friends
ection School


Window Tint StOp ReSUlts


In Massive Drug Bust


Madison County Deputy Doug Haskell made a traffic stop, which netted $1,600 in
cash and a half kilo of cocaine. Haskell was assisted by Deputy Joey Knight and Sgt.
Dennis Pitts.


By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Madison County Sher-
iff's Deputy Doug Haskell
made a routine traffic
stop on Interstate 10 early
Tuesday morning, Jan. 27
and netted a half kilo of
cocaine with an estimated
street value of $500,000.


FCAT


Dates

Announced

By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
For many parents, stu-
dents and instructors,
"FCAT" has become an-
other four-letter word they
wish to eliminate from the
English language. Each
year, districts and stu-
dents rise and fall by their
final ranking and rating.
It's actually a lot like a
banker looking at a credit
report for a loan. If it's all
good, success and money
flow to you. If not...well,
in the case of the FCAT,
failure isn't really an op-
tion.
School systems
throughout Florida place
enormous. emphasis, and
hundreds of' hours of
preparation, into the
FCAT. It is literally woven
into the fabric of the de-
partment of education as
the proof of educational
progress. No other official
measure means so much
to so many
Starting on Feb. 10
with the Writing Prompt,
and then resuming March
3-12 with Reading, Math
and Science, grades 3-11
will complete over four
hours of total testing.
Handouts and flyers will
be sent home with stu-
dents, covering everything
Please See FCAT,
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According to the
Madison County Sheriff's
Office, Haskell made the
stop because of a window
tint violation.
During a search of the
car, Haskell, who was as-
sisted by Sheriff's Sgt.
Dennis Pitts and Deputy
Joey Knight, found the co-


caine and $1.600 in cash.
Arrested were Kamau
Powell, 25, and his passen-
ger, Jermaine Hibbert, 25.
Both subjects are from
South Florida.
Powell and Hibbert
also had outstanding war-
rants from the U.S. Mar-
shal's Office.


Sheriff's Office Investigating Thefts
By Jacob Bembry responded to the call about
Greene Publishing Inc. the four-wheeler.
The Madison County A utility trailer was
Sheriff's Office is investi- stolen sometimes between
gating a theft of a four- Monday, Jan. 19, and Fri-
wheeler and the theft of a day, Ja. 23.
utility trailer. The trailer, which was
The four-wheeler was taken off County Road 150
stolen off US Highway 221 in the Cherry Lake area is
North. It was discovered a 6' x 10' trailer.
missing on Friday, Jan. 23 Deputy Josh Harris is
but was not reported until investigating the theft of
Sunday, Jan. 25. the utility trailer.
The four-wheeler is a If ,anyone has any in-
Polaris and is green in col- formation on the thefts,
or and has black boxes on they are asked to call the
the front and rear. Madison County Jail at
Deputy Marcus Jones (8.50) 973-4001.


By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The. Madison County
Babe Ruth Baseball
League will host sign-ups
on Saturday, Jan. 31 and
Sat., Feb. 7, from 9 a.m. un-
til 12 noon at the Madison
County Courthouse.
The age divisions are
boys, ages 4-15, and girls,
ages 4-16. The cost is $40
per child, which is the
same as last year.
A birth certificate is
needed for each player


who wishes to participate.
This is needed whether or
not the child has played
before, as well as a copy of
an insurance card and a
parent or guardian to sign
them up.
A meeting for poten-
tial coaches will be held on
Tuesday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m.
at the Courthouse.
If anyone is interested
in coaching, umpiring or
just helping with the
league, give Billy Tolar a
call at (850) 673-7979.


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VIEWPOINTS & OPINIONS


Grosskopf

Continued from Page 1A
Grosskopf welcomes students and the community to ex-
plore what NFCC has to offer "We are your communi-
ty college," said Grosskopf..
Grosskopf is a graduate of Florida International
University in Miami where he received a Bachelor of'
Arts with Honors in English; he received a Master of
Arts in English from Florida State University in Talla-
hassee and is currently ABD in English at FSU. He has
presented numerous educational presentations
throughout the United States and abroad. Grosskopf is a
native of Hialeah. He and his wife Patricia currently re-
'side in Madison. with their children Jonathon, Karl,
Emily, Rebecca and Joseph.
-For more information, contact the NFCC College
Advancement Office at (850) 973-1613 or email
news@nfcc.edu.

FCAT

Continued from Page 1A
fromtestingdates and times, to reminders that students
n.ieed good meals and enough sleep for peak perfor-
Experts agree that testing is necessary even if dis-
likedtby many. It teaches students a valuable lesson, in
addition to the obvious scorecard it produces. Students
learn that performing and competing under pressure is
a basic part of life, and they also learn how much they
mean to the future of the community
."Our students are our purpose," noted Superinten-
dent Lou Miller. "We want to make sure that we contin-
ue the FCAT:progress we realized last year. The great
success in Greenville, for instance, was exceptional,
and we want that to continue throughout the district."
District staff, like Coordinator of School Improve-
ment Shirley, Joseph, are dedicated to the FCAT testing
process, gratefully urging parents to connect with their
children's teachers and school administration to ensure
this testing season will be as successful as possible.
Michael Curtis can be reached at michael@greene
publishing.com.


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

Increase In Tobacco Tax
It looks as if the Florida legislature will actually
take up the issue of whether or not to increase the tax on
tobacco products, or at least cigarettes, this session.
I hate taxes! But I also despise paying for someone
making choices that will cost me money!! Perhaps
many of us have let our own "grown" kids get away with.
this at times, but that was our own choice.
The National Cancer Society says that tobacco use is
costing all of us vast sums of money because of the pub-
lic dollars that go into tobacco-related healthcare and
other public costs. Yes, even though my family does not
smoke, the figures show that my household and yours
pay $585 a year to cover tobacco related illnesses. It has
also been proven that we taxpayers are paying between
$10 and $17 A PACK for these smoking related health
problems. Yet, in Florida we are only getting 34 CENTS
a pack in taxes. Frankly, I think of any increase as an
appropriate "user fee."
Tobacco use has no socially i-edeeming value and it
is costing our society dearly I don't care if you are a for-
mer smoker (like me), are/were a tobacco grower, or
whatever, today we know the ills of tobacco and are be-
coming more aware of what it is really costing us indi-
vidually and as a society.
Personally, I am tired of paying someone to spend
my tax dollars on something that the Centers for Disease
Control says will kill one-third of those who use it. Let's
help people quit, but if they don't want to, then let them
pay a fee for using it:
Preston Mathews

Bush Brought Integrity Back

To The White House


The Bible admonishes us to pray for those in au-
thority over us. It behooves us to do so -for our coun-
try, ourselves and our children.
So, I pray for Obama that he will make wise deci-
sions and lead us in the way we should go as a nation.
And I pray that he walks in obedience to Jesus
Christ, whom he says is his Savior.
And I continue to pray for President Bush and Lau-
ra. He and Laura brought integrity, dignity and decency
to the White House. He stood by his convictions, popu-
lar~or unpopular .
He loved his country and kept it safe all the years fol-
lowing 9/11, a feat within itself. He had more to deal
with than the average president (9/11, Katrina, etc.). He
was criticized by many, including the media, but he bore
it all with much dignity and grace.
Regardless of your stand on the war in Iraq, many
there thank him and our troops that they no longer suf-
fer horrendous abuse. They are grateful for the freedom
they have.
I am happy and proud to have called George Bush
my president and I pray God's best for him and Laura in
the coming years.
Name on File


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Publisher

Your Local


Newspaper.*,:

I love the newspaper business. I was raised in it, aitd
know of nothing else but this business. It has become
my life, and I wake up every morning and truly enj6y
where I am going and what I am going to do.
The local weekly/semi-weekly newspaper business
is much different than the larger daily newspaper busi-
ness. At the weekly/semi-weekly level we try to dedicate
our news to the local community and what is'happeninig
within it. We put our time and energy into our local cit-
izens and try to report, to the community, what is hap-
pening within OUR COUNTY.
Oftentimes, this is a hard task. There are times V.
have to really put on our "thinking caps" and "dig" p
find stories that are "new" and informative and/or fun
to read. Other times, we seem overwhelmed with things
to write about, arid just don't have enough pages to fit all
the news on. These are the times when certain stories
end up running later than what we had hoped they
would.
Recently we have had calls, letters and complaints
that we didn't cover the presidential election and inau-'
guration as well as some have thought we should have.
We have been accused of several reasons of WHY we
didn't have full pages of news, and entire front pages of
news and pictures, all of which I am not going to justify
by re-printing.
To my recollection, we have NEVER, in all of iny
years in this business, splashed the new President's pim-
ture on pne of our front pages with huge headlines and
a story The REAL REASON (two months ago, four year
ago, eight years ago, and twelve years ago) being ... our
front page had LOCAL newis'"n it to iritrm'tlihe LOCAL
citizens of what was happening that week in their LO-
CAL community
We did.have local citizens attend the President's im-
auguration and are currently awaiting photos from
them of the event. When we receive those pictures and
information, you will find it on our/your front page. It is
exciting that we will get to report on local residents.that
got to attend such a grand moment.
I heard a report a few years ago that compared daily
newspapers to weekly newspapers. The end result was
that people who bought the daily newspapers bought
them for the reason of reading particular sections. They
read the local rfews, or state news, or national news. But
very few of them actually read the ENTIRE newspaper
because, in fact, not everyone'.is interested in every as-
pect of what might be found.
However, the report on local weekly newspaper read-
ership was much different. The findings stated that the
readers of weekly/bi-weekly newspapers read the paper
COVER TO COVER because everything within its pages
concerned them, their neighbors, and their community.
That is what we strive for here at your local newspa-
pers; to inform you of what is happening within your
community.
We thank you, our readers, for giving us the oppor-
tunity to serve you and this county .We have always, and
'will always, welcome any additional news items,
thoughts and ideas that you may have.
Until then ... see you around the town.


Beth Moore has been the principal at Pinetta
Elementary School for going on six years. Fol-
lowing in the footsteps of her father who was in
the'educational system for 38 years, Moore said
she always knew she wanted to teach.
A Madison County native, Moore enjoys
camping, canoeing, photography and spending
time with her "natural" children when she is not
overseeing school activities.


Question Of The Week

"What temperature do you consider is too cold?"


20 or below 2%\


30 Degrees 13%


40 Degrees 2


50 Degrees 3"


60 Degrees


log on to greenepublishing.com to vote on next week's question:
How do you feel President Bush did during
his 8 year term in highlight?
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VIEWPOINTS & OPINIONS


Lee

Limelight
Jacob Bembry
Columnist


Lee'Day Committee

Kicking Into High Gear
The Lee'Day Committee is kicking into high gear.
The group meets every other Thursday night at6 p.m., at
Lee Town Hall. They would appreciate your input.
My brother, Danny Bembry, will be 41 years old on
Sunday, February 1. My brother is a special young man
who doesn't get a lot of the attention or recognition that
he deserves. He has a great singing voice and an humble
,spirit. He had a lot of health problems this past year
'with diabetes, as well as losing the sight in his left eye.
He is resilient though, and keeps plugging along.
Jonathan Hager, Kevin Gattna, Mitch Putnal and
Barbara Taylor will celebrate their birthdays on Mon-
..ay, February 2.
That's all the news for this week! Have a great week
,and 4 beautiful forever! May God bless each and every
one of you!





-- Woodland III vs. Jorge Tojeiro mortgage foreclo-
sure
Kenneth and Karen Sammons vs. James and Jan
Chamblin other negligence
MTGLQ Investors vs. Jerry and Merella Alexander
mortgage foreclosure
Terry Neil Frertag vs. Charla J. Freytag divorce


The Obama Administration


Last week we
witnessed the'
passing of the National
torch from .one
administration
to another. This ec i
.is how we do Joe BoyleS
things in a demo- Cou
cratic republic -
peacefully with
honor and grace.
The ascen-
dancy of Barack Obama to the office of
the presidency is an important milestone
in our nation's history A century and a
half ago, slavery tore at the fabric of our
nation. A century later, civil rights were
the most important topic on our national
agenda. With that history, to witness the
election of a black man as president is
truly remarkable.
I sincerely hope that President Oba-
ma has a successful first term and is wor-
thy of re-election. I want to see Obama
succeed because I want to see America
succeed, and because he is our president,
the two are inextricably woven. I don't
want to make the same mistake as liber-
als who spent the last eight years hoping
America would fail if it could be laid at
the doorstep of George Bush. But let me
be. specific in the. ways I want to see
America succeed because it is easy to
gloss over success with glittering gener-
alities.
I want America to be safe and see
prosperity return. I have some markers
or metrics for each of these objectives. If
these goals' are achieved three years from
now in the Spring 2012, then Obama will
be well on his way to reelection ... and de-
servedly so.
First of all, let's discuss the safety of
our citizens. We should not be attacked
again as we were on 9-11. Moreover, our
military and embassies abroad should be
safe from attack. This was not the case in
the 1990s when we failed to take al-Qaeda
seriously and suffered repeated attacks.
Metrics for prosperity are very sim-
ple. I would like to see full employment
(less than five percent unemployment)
and a Dow Jones Industrial Average
above 12 thousand. I want to see the real
estate market in recovery with prices
showing a small but steady rise. Infla-
tion should be below three percent and
the deficit no more than $300 billion.
In foreign affairs, I would like to see


Iraq as a stable
young democra-
cy and our mili-

duced below 50
thousand. In
Afghanistan, the
situation is
more complicat-
ed but I hope the
tribal divisions
will be largely
peaceful and the extremists marginal-
ized. We'll still have a lot of troops in
that country helping to keep the peace,
hopefully fewer than in Iraq. I don'twant
to see a nuclear-armed Iran which could
lead to a destabilizing arms race in the
Middle East.
I would like to see our nation less de-
pendent on foreign oil. Today if we im-
port 60 percent of our petroleum, I'd like
to see that reduced by 10 percent. And I
want to see our energy affordable: oil be-
low $50 a barrel and electricity less than
ten cents per kilowatt hour.
- Health insurance is high on the De-
mocrats agenda so I'd like to see the num-
ber of people without health insurance
reduced by 10 million,'not with mandates
but rather by lowering health care costs
and making insurance more affordable.
I'd like to see our illegal immigration
problem solved by making our southern
border with Mexico much more secure
than it is today I don't want to see the
federal or state taxes that we pay in-
crease and I'd like to see a whole lot less
pork-laden earmarks as part of the fed-
eral budget. And I'd like to see a lot few-
er elected officials under indictment for
corruption. A more transparent, honest
government is not too much to ask for.
And one more thing: I'd like to see
the beginning of the end of affirmative
action policies. If a black man can rise
to the highest office in the land, then we
must acknowledge that race is not a bar-
rier to advancement. In the words of
Martin Luther King, Jr., we have
reached a point where people are
"judged not by the color of their skin but
for the content of their character."
Amen to that.
These are my markers. If the Obama
Administration helps us reach these
goals, or at least most of them, then I
would say he has done well and deserves
the opportunity for four more years.


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A weekly newspaper [USPS
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express reading pleasures of the
people of its circulation area, be
they past, present or future resi-
dents.
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deadline.


One of my biggest pet peeves are the people who
leave voice messages and say their telephone number
so fast that you have to listen to the whole message 3 or
.4 times just to get the number. SPEAK SLOWLY PEO-
PLE.
Isn't it funny how it took a new sheriff to finally
get some action and enforce the law?
The Gators may have won the national title but
check this out only one Gator will be in the Super
Bowl, but five Seminoles will be there!
I think it is funny that, even after a total loss to
the Gators, the Seminoles still have the same cocky
swagger. What will it take to get you to accept defeat?
I absolutely abhor when I see someone keeping
their computer, personal and professional, in a con-
stant haze of dirt, grime and grit. How gross can you
'get?
Why do telemarketers insist oncalling me and
asking for the "man of the house." My telephone num-
ber is in my name, which is unmistakeably female.
Got a gripe or an observation? Send your Stingers
to jacob@greenepublishing.com or mail them to
Greene Publishing, Inc., P.O. Drawer 772, Madison, FL
32341.









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LOCAL & REGIONAL CRIME BLOTTER


Pleads


To Production Of Child Pornography


Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum and the U.S.
Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Florida an-
nounced Jan. 21 that Albert Andre Zimmerman, a former
state spokesperson for the Florida Department of Children
and Families, pleaded guilty to one count of a federal
charge of production of child pornography Zimmerman,
41, faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in
prison and could be sentenced to up to 30 years in prison.
According to the plea agreement, from October 2004
through December 2007, Zimmerman persuaded six
teenage boys in Hillsborough and Orange counties to en-
gage in sexually explicit conduct and to email himpictures
of their behavior. Zimmerman also offered to pay, and in
some cases did pay the boys for the images. He also claimed
he was selling the images to a third party Who would then
distribute those images overseas. At times, Zimmerman.
provided instruction to the boys concerning the poses they


should assume for the photos. Zimmerman, formerly of
Tallahassee and Lakeland, was arrested on a federal com-
plaint on Feb. 11, 2008, and was indicted on April 16,
2008. The case was jointly investigated by the Florida At-
torney General's CyberCrime Unit, the U.S. Immigration
and Customs Enforcement, the Jacksonville Field Division
of the FBI, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement'
and the Tampa Police Department. It is being prosecuted
by Assistant U.S. Attorney Colleen Murphy-Davis.
This case is part of Project Safe Childhood. In Febru-
ary 2006, the Department of Justice created Project Safe
Childhood, a national initiative designed to protect chil-
dren from online exploitation and abuse. Led by the U.S. At-
torneys' Offices, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal,
state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and
prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Inter-
net, as well as identify and rescue victims.


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The following people have been remembered or honored

at the Madison County Trees of Remembrance
on or before December 24, 2008.


IN MEMORY OR HONOR OF:

Dick Branham
Ernie Brinkley
Mabel Brinkley
David Brown
Sarah Brown
Buddy Burfnett
M.C. Burnett
Marlelle Burnett
Gladys Cartmill
J.C. Cartmill
George E. Cason
Marie Cave
Whit Cave
Larrie J. Cherry
F.C. Cone
Dr. Joe A. Davis, Sr.
Frank Downing
Derwind Edgman
Grace Edgman
Nathaniel Franklin
Nell Ginn
Amy Gunnels
Woody Gunnels'
Inez Hall
Myrtice K. Hamrick
Eddie Hamrick
Reba Hamrick
Reuben Hamrick,
Mary A. Harper
Ike Hutto
Mary Hutto
Minerva Z. James
Willadean Webb James
Mack Joseph, Jr.
Valdora Keene
Jon Ladines
Patty Phillips Ledwell
Linda Maultsby
Spencer McGee
Robbie Mickler


MAKING THE GIFT:

Gail, Bill, Mark and Willa
Jeanie Metzger
Jeanie Metzger ,
Carolyn Blount,
Moniece Wesley
Krystal Burnett Haire
Anita J. Burnett
Krystal Burnett Haire
DIebbie and Jimmy Sherrod
Debbie and Jimmy Sherrod
Henry E. and Juanita Cason
Mr. & Mrs. Carsor,Cherry
Mr. & Mrs. Carson Cherry.
Mr. & Mrs. Carson Cherry
Vera H. Cone
Edith Davis
Michael C. Downing
William and Sandra Edgman
William and Sandra Edgman
Makine S. Franklin
Vera H. Cone
Bill and Kaye Gunnels
Bill and Kaye Gunnels
Sarah Malone
O.R. Hamrick, Jr.
Vera H. Cone
Vera H. Cone
Vera H. Cone
Kenneth and Winnifred Harper
Annette Messer
Annette Messer
Ethel lM"Dini
The James Family
Ruby Florence Barfield
Lillian A. Balloon
Jane Moore and Michele.Brantley
Buddy and Jean McWilliams
Charles Maultsby
Eliza T. McGee
Matt and Bev Brown


IN MEMORY OR HONOR OF:

Tommie Mitchell
Rev. Rickey E. Myers
Mary Jane Pfeil
Paul Phillips
Mr. & Mrs. J.C. Pickles
A.G. Pierce
Minnie Pierce
Mack Primm
Rachel
Teford C. Raines
Randell Rowe
Clarence Sapp
Nancy Scarboro
Nancy Searboro
Jack Schoelles, Sr.
Jim Searcy
Betty Sherrod
Betty Z. Sherrod
Hubert L. Sherrod
Hubert Sherrod
Annie Mae Soleman
Henry A. Stallings
Mr. & Mrs. Johnny Strickland
Dorman Surles
Emmitt Surles
Freda Tatro
Avanell Townsend
George Townsend
Ella Twiggs
Isaiah S. Twiggs
Eddie Washington
Vonnie Wesley
Evelyn Williams
James Williams
Otis Murry Williams
Ethelene Jarvis Wilson
Dianne Woodward
Dr. Harold W. Young
James E. Zorn
Clement "Ski" Zygarlowski


MAKING THE GIFT:

Moniece Wesley
Paul Agner
Rev. Ben Pfeil
Buddy and Jean McWilliams
Elbert and Louise Strickland
Peggy Scruggs
Peggy Scruggs
Joyce Primm
John and Cindy Mobley
Doris B. Raines
Mr. & Mrs. John G. Ashley, Jr.
Wonda Sapp
James R. Scarboro
Kenneth and Winnified Harper
Laura S. Barstow
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Searcy
Debbie and Jimmy Sherrod
Mary Ludwick and D. Zorn
Mary Ludwick and D. Zorn
Debbie and Jimmy Sherrod
Lillie Graham
O.R. Hamrick, Jr.
. Elbert and Louise Strickland
Pat Surles
Pat Surles
Butch and Janice Tatro
Townsend Livestock Market
Townsend Livestock Market
Eliza T. McGee
Eliza. T. McGee
Willie Mae Washington
Moniece Wesley
Chester and Vergie Davis
Chester and Vergie Davis
Floree Williams
Henry E. and Juanita Cason
Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Moore
Barbara Cross
Mary Ludwick and D. Zorn
Michael C. Downing


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Man Arrested For


Disorderly Intoxication

A man was arrested for disorderly intoxication on
Sunday, Jan. 25.
Accprding to a Madison Police Department report,
Patrolman Jeff Rosenberg was dispatched to a residence
at SW Millinor St. in reference to an unwanted person.
Upon arrival, the resident told Rosenberg that Jef-
fery Murray, 57, was on his property, drinking, yelling
and refusing to leave.
Rosenberg niade contact with Murray and attempted
to get him to go home. Murray refused and was placed
under arrest for disorderly intoxication.

Man Arrested For

Disorderly Intoxication And

Trespass After Warning

Virgil Allen Beauchemin was arrested for disorder-
ly intoxication and trespass after warning on Friday,
Jan. 23.
According to Madison County Sheriff's Office Chief
Deputy Epp Richardson, Deputy Keith Kirkland was dis-
patched to the Red Cow Saloon in Lee in reference to a
disturbance.
When Kirkland arrived, he advised Beauchemin to
calm down, but he remained belligerent.
Kirkland arrested Beauchemin and took him to the
Madison County Jail.

Two Women Arrested For

Stealing Beer

Two women were arrested for stealing beer on Sun-
day, Jan. 25.
According to a Madison County Sheriff's Office re-
port, Alexa Rose Waldman, 21, of Cooper City, and Tara
Elise Grant, 19, of Ft. Lauderdale, went into the Fast
Track Store at US Hwy 14 and 1-10. They attempted to
purchase beer, and when- they were refused, they fled
from the store.
Sheriff's deputies picked up Waldman and Grant in
Jefferson County
Sgt. Art Deno and Cpl. Alan Whigham were the offi-
cers.


Medical Equlpment


CompaiY O owner

Seontenced To Eight-


Year Prison TOrm
R. Alexander Acosta, U.S. attorney for the Southern
District of Florida, and Jonathan I. Solomon, special
agent in charge, FBI, Miami Field Office, announced the
Jan. 16 sentencing of defendant Remberto Sarmiento,
47, of Miami. Sarmiento was sentenced by U.S. District
Court Judge Ursula Ungaro to eight years in prison.
In November 2008, a juryfound Remberto Sarmien-
to guilty of 20 counts of health care fraud for his role in
a scheme involving two Miami-based durable medical
equipment companies, APR Medical Equipment Inc.
and Super Medical Supply Inc. In total, Sarmiento's
companies submitted more than $7 million in fraudu-
lent claims to the Medicare program for reimbursement
by using stolen patient information.
The evidence at trial revealed that Remberto
Sarmiento purchased the two medical companies, main-
tained corresponding corporate bank accounts, signed
checks drawn on those bank accounts, and then distrib-
uted fraud proceeds using a Shell construction company
At the sentencing hearing, Judge Ungaro enhanced
Sarmiento's prison sentence after finding that he ob-
structed the government's investigation when he lied to
FBI agents by stating that he knew nothing about the
two medical companies.
The case was prosecuted by Special Assistant U.S.
Attorney William J. Parente, Jr., and Assistant U.S. At-
torney Ben Curtis.











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Majorie Frances Had-
den Zipperer, age 91, died
-Friday, Jan. 23, 2009, in
Smith Northview Hospital,
in Valdosta, Ga.
II She was a native and
S'lifelong resident of Pinetta.
She was a homemaker and
a member of the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church in
Madison.
Survivors include her
-daughter, LaNora Zipperer
of Pinetta; her granddaugh-
ter, Dr. Tracy Jean Revels of
Spartanburg, S.C.; one
great-niece, Martha Ander-
son of Jacksonville.
She is preceded in death
by her husband, Hillbern Q.
Zipperer; and one daughter,
'Joan Conway.
Funeral services were
held Monday, at 11 a.m., in
'the chapel of Beggs Funeral
Home in Madison. Burial
"followed in Mt. Horeb
Cemetery in Madison
County.
The family 'requests
that, in lieu of flowers, do-
nations be made to the
Florida United Methodist
Children's Home, P.O. Box
6299, Deltona, FL 32728-
9988, or a charity of your
-choice.

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David

Russell


Bender

Mr. David Russell
Bender, age 68, died on
Thursday, Jan. 22,2009, in
Madison.
A memorial service
was held Tuesday, at Beg-
gs Funeral Home in
Madison.
The family received
friends at the funeral
home on Monday, from
6-8 p.m.
He was born in Ny-
ack, N.Y., on Nov. 8, 1940.
He is.the son of the late
Russell Bender and Ruth
Tucker Bender. He
moved to Madison in
1982. He was a truck dri-
ver and loved motorcy-
cles.
He is survived by his
wife, Joan H. Bender, of
Madison; five sons (David
Bender, Jr., and Donald
Bender of Knoxville, Ky.;
Kenneth Bender of San
Antonio, Texas; Kevin
Bender of Madison; and
Wayne Freeman of Talla-
hassee); one daughter,
Evanna Toller of Upper
Greenwood Lake, N.J.;
one sister, Phyllis Bender
of Louisville, Ky.; four
grandchildren; one great-
grandchild; one aunt; and
three cousins!


Our Madison office has been moved to Live Oak and we
are pleased to continue to service your area.
For your convenience, the Madison phone number,
850-973-8877, is still available to take your calls.
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(386) 364-5360
24 Hour Emergency
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January 28-30
Bethlehem Missionary
Baptist Church invites
Madison and its surround-
ing communities to attend
their revival, Jan. 28-30, be-
ginning at 7 p.m. each
night. "Come expecting a
blessing from God." Bethle-
hem Baptist is located at
7378 SW CR 14.
January 30 & 31.
February 4
Business owners look-
ing for new and exciting
products, seeking ways to
bring more customers into
their stores and hoping to
add an extra revenue
source are invited to attend
the "How to Become a
Florida Lottery Retailer"
seminar. The seminar will
take place Wednesday, Feb.
4, 2-4 p.m., at Aria, 1415
Timberland Rd., Tallahas-
see. Business owners who
become Florida Lottery re-
tailers will receive benefits
such as commissions, cash-
ing bonuses, bonus incen-
tives for special promotions
and, support from the Lot-
,tery's district offices and
marketing department.
Business owners interested
in attending are asked to
RSVP by Friday, Jan. 30, by
calling (850) 487-7733, or 1-
800-428-8986 Ext. 7733, if
calling from outside the
Tallahassee area. To regis-
ter online, visit wwwflalot-
tery.com/retailerdo.
January 30 & 31
February 6 & 7
The Monticello Opera
House proudly presents
Later Life, a romantic com-
edy dinner theater produc-
tion, Jan. 30 & 31 and Feb. 6
& 7. Enjoy a delicious meal
and a delightfully funny
show, the ending of which
is voted upon by the audi-
ence! The doors open at
6:30, dinner is at 7:00, and
the show starts at 8:00.
Tickets are $35 for dinner
and the show, with dis-
counts for members. Reser-
vations are needed. Call
(850) 997-4242.
January 30-February 1
The Florida DEP's
Stephen Foster Folk Cul-
ture Center State Park, in
White Springs, will host the
2nd annual Gator-Knap-In
on Jan. 30-Feb. 1, 9 a.m.-4
p.m. This event will be an
educational experience
geared at bringing together
professional and vocational
archaeologists and those
interested in prehistoric
technologies. Demonstra-


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tions and classes in flint
knapping, ceramics,
cordage and carving of
stone, shell, bone and wood,
as well as a flint knapping
competition for all skill lev-
els will be held. The event
will be free to park visitors,
with paid park admission.
For additional information,
contact Mitzi Nelson at
(386) 397-7005.
February 3
The Mended Hearts
Support Group will meet at
6:00 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 3, in
Dining Room 1, at the South
Georgia Medical Center.
The group is offered to any-
one who has had heart
surgery The speaker will
be licensed marriage and
family therapist Mark
Webb of South Georgia
Psychiatric and Counseling
Center, and author of "How
To Be a Great Partner."
This month's topic will be
"How to have a Great Rela-
tionship." For additional
information contact Judy.
Bryant at (229) 245-6211.
February 3
Parents of children
with disabilities are invited
to attend the Autism Sup-
port Group on Tuesday Feb.
3, at 6 p.m. The Group will
meet at, First Baptist
Church, in Madison. Re-
freshments will be served.
Children are welcome.
"Come and meet other par-
ents or caregivers that are
living with autism and oth-
er disabilities." Contact Bet-
sy Thompson at 973-5192,
Ext. 138, or Teresa Gallegos
at 973-6489 if you and your
child plan to attend or if
you have questions.
February 4
The Tall Pines Club
will meet on Wednesday,
Feb. 4, in the Mill Confer-
ence Room, in Clyattville,
Ga., at noon. Barbeque will
be furnished. Participants
are encouraged to bring


something to go with their
barbeque. "Make plans to
attend for great food, fun
and fellowship."
February 5
The Teacher of Year
banquet will be held Feb. 5,
at 7 p.m., in the Madison
County High School cafete-
ria. Tickets should be pur-
chased at "The Old Book-
store" or at the office of
each school by Feb. 1.
February 7
West Virginia Native's
annual West Virginia Day
celebration will be held at
the Masonic Lodge in Lake
City on Saturday, Feb. 7, at'
11:30 a.m. For more infor-
mation, call (850) 973-2070.
February 11
Skip Jarvis, newly
elected state's attorney, will
be the guest speaker at the
Wednesday, Feb. 11, meet-
ing of the 55 Plus Club. His
topic will be "Consumer
Fraud and Identity Theft."
Anyone 55 years and older
is invited to attend this lun-
cheon meeting at the Unit-
ed Methodist Cooperative
Community Center, located
on Hwy 145. No reserva-
tionis are necessary. The
meeting is free. Soup, sand-
wiches, desserts and iced
tea will be served. For more
information about 55 Plus
Club or any outreach of the
United Methodist Coopera-
tive Ministries, contact Lin-
da Gaston at (850) 929-4938.
February 13-15
The Florida DEP's
Olustee Battlefield Historic
State Park will host the
33rd annual Reenactment
of the Battle of Olustee,
Feb. 13-15, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
More than 2,000 living his-
tory reenactors will gather
at the park to present his-
torically accurate portray-
als of the war. On Friday,
educational programs are
,planned for both public and
private school students.


School groups may call
(386) 397-7005 to register for
the event. The fee for Fri-
day will be $2.00 per person.
Admission on Saturday
and Sunday will be $7.00 for
adults and $3.00 for chil-
dren, pre-school-aged chil-
dren are free. For more in-
formation, visit www.bat-
tleofolustee.org.
February 21
The Pinetree 'Craft and
Quilters announce their
15th annual quilt show and
brunch. The show and
brunch will be held Feb. 21,
9 a,.m.-l p.m., at the U.M.C.
Community Center on Col-
in Kelly Hwy There will be
beautiful quilts on display,
crafts and quilts for sale,
and prizes to be won. There
is no charge, but donations
are greatfully accepted, as
this is their only fund rais-
er to purchase materials to
make quilts for needy chil-
dren.
February 22-27
March 8-13, 22-27
The Stephen Foster
Folk Culture Center State
Park will host an Elderhos-
tel program for adults age
55 and older entitled
"Suwannee River Adven-
ture: Canoeing, Hiking and
Folklore in Florida." Three
dates are being offered for
this active educational pro-
gram during the months of
February and March. This
unique program offers par-
ticipants the opportunity
for canoeing and, hiking
along with educational
classes about the folklore of
the SuwanneeRiver Valley
All meals,: lodging and
classroom supplies are in-
cluded. For information on
program fees and registra-
tion, please call Kelly
Green at (386) 397-4478. Par-
ticipants can register for
this program at www.elder-
hostel.org or call 1-800-454-
5768.


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AROUND MADISON COUNTY



Senior Citizens' Council Of Madison Holds


Annual Appreciation Pinner


By Tyrra B Meserve
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Some of Madison County's most dedicated lit up
Maid To Order's dining room on Tuesday, Jan. 13, for
the Senior Citizens' Council of Madison's Annual Ap-
preciation for Staff and Volunteers. Thanking and
awarding, chatting and- commingling, the attendees
went over past involvement and future plans and in-
ducted new officers to serve their community in the
upcoming year. Standing as a sturdy link in the soci-
etal chain, these officers, along with the devoted staff
of the Senior Council, will continue to ensure the
needs of Madison County elders are being met.
"In the upcoming year, we will be enhancing pro-
grams we already have in place," Rosa Richardson, ex-
ecutive director for the Senior Council, offered when
first taking the podium. "Of course, our biggest con-
cern is to continue to see that the needs of our elderly
are being met. Even the budgets being decreased in all
programs is'not going to stop us. If anything, it gives
us that extra boost to do more."
Such is the "get it done" attitude of Richardson
and fellow staff and volunteers for the Senior Citizens
Council, and it is just this attitude that has seen so
many senior projects to fruition, even during stormy
times. Richardson welcomed and 'introduced the
guests who arrived at Maid To Order Tuesday night
with warm handshakes and sincere appreciation for


Greene Publishing, Inc., Photo by Tyrra B Meserve, January 14, 20090
The inducted officers, Early Anderson, assistant treasurer; Opie Peavy, treasurer; Elesta Pritchett, secretaryN
James Ray, vice president; and Betty Vann, president, are dedicated to meeting Madison County seniors' needs and
stand together in their love of community.


Greene Publishing, Inc., Photo by.Tyrra B Meserve, January 14, 2009
Senior Citizen Council Treasurer Opie Peavy, along with his son Lane, chat, with
Rosa Richardson, executive director at this year's board of director's meeting and ap-
preciation.

their part in keeping Madison seniors supplied with the resources they require.
She and other members from the board of directors, such as Betty Vann, president
of the board of directors; Howard Phillips, director; and Opie Peavy, treasurer, rec-
ognized staff and volunteers for their outstanding participation in keeping the
wheels of progress moving for Madison County seniors in need of the Council's ser-
vices.
Also progressing along are the plans for the seniors' new building being blue-
printed for Harvey Greene Dr. Keeping in form for their ability to pull it all togeth-
er and supplying what is needed, even at the most economically challenging of
times, the Council was able to apply grant monies to the construction of the se-
niors' new center.
Closing the event with the assurance that "newly installed officers promise to
do the best we can do and will continue doing all we can to take on more each year,"
Vann and her fellow board members are already off to a shiny new year with ap-
preciation for all that helped in those that lead up to this one. What is appreciated
even deeper is the work these souls do for their community and the elders that com-
prise it.
Staff writer Tyrra B Meserve can be reached at tyrra@greenepublishing.com.


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Harvey Greene, formerly of Madison, recently graduated with a
master's degree from the Physician Assistant School of Barry Univer-
sity, St. Pete campus, in a convocation ceitemony held in Seminole.
Greene was formerly a paramedic for Madison, Hamilton and
Lafayette counties. He also worked as an ER paramedic and ER super-
visor at Madison County Hospital. He is the son of Tommy and Mary
Ellen Greene and the grandson of Buford Selvan, of Madison. He has .
a wife, Janice, and six children.
Greene began the intensive academic master's program in 2005, but
was pulled out of school by the National Guard for active duty during
the Gulf War and was delayed for over a year. The program involves
two-and-a-half years of classroom didactic studies and on-the-job clin-
ical rotations.
Greene did his undergraduate work at Valdosta State University in
Valdosta, Ga., graduating in 2005 with a degree in philosophy and reli-
gious studies. He wants to continue graduate work in this field, and
hopefully one day be able to study the interaction of modern medicine
with indigenous medicine of American Indians.






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By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
, Christy Grass, recycling project chair
and representative of Needy Families of
Madison County, recently provided a
mid-year update regarding the recycling
project that helped provide gifts to
bver 700 children during the
holidays.
'"At the six-month'
point of our contract
with Madison Coun-
ty, we have collect-
ed 2,724 pounds of
aluminum cans
from the county
sites, as well as
many private
businesses and
individuals.
The collection
of these cans
translated into
$1,240- raised to
help buy toys for
heedy families of
Madison County,"
Grass explained.
She went on to say, "For
2008, we provided toys to 714 chil-
Oren in 286 families all from right here
n Madison County. The money raised
from the cans recycled prior to Christmas
provided approximately 10 percent of our-
spending budget for 2008. The funds for
cans collected and recycled since Decem-
ber are already adding tip for the contin-


uation of this project for Christmas
2009."
Organizers also expressed huge
thanks to Solid Waste and Recycling Co-
ordinator Jerome Wyche and his wonder-
ful staff at the collection sites, but mostly
to all those who took the time to
deposit their aluminum
cans instead of simply
throwing them
away. The recy-
cling effort,
combined with
the charitable
use of the
funds ,
makes the
project a big
win-win for
all con-
cerned.
"Not
only has it
helped sup-
port Christmas
gift-giving to
many who might
otherwise be without,
it also helps reduce waste
in our landfills and save .the
energy required to produce another can
from raw materials. We would also like to
graciously thank the dozens of individu-
als and businesses who donated their
time with this project," Grass added.
Michael Curtis can be reached at
michael@greenepublishing.com.


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By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing,e In;
The 2008-09 Provisio'na' lass of.the Junior Auxiliary of Madiso.i Coun-
ty is pleased to present "Puttin' On the Glitz." This father-daughter dance
will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Madison
Woman's Club, located at Lake Francis.
According to Christy Grass of Junior Auxiliary, "This will be a
wonderful opportunity for all those daddies out there to treat their
princesses of all ages to a special night out. Tickets are $10 each
and may be purchased in advance at Odiorne Insurance, Wa-
chovia Bank and Madison County Community Bank."
Organizers further explained that the ticket price
includes' admission for one father and his daugh-
ter(s), refreshments, dancing and a complimen-
tary 5x7 photograph. Music will bd provided.
However, tickets and space are-limited, so
everyone is urged to purchase tickets
while supplies last.
Michael Curtis .can be
reached at michael@ @
greenepublishing.com.


Cuhck Myers NwNneA/


Employee Of QThee Quwter


Photo Submitted
Chuck Myers was recognized for his exemplary service to Employment Connec-
tions, located on Base St. near downtown Madison. Pictured left to right: Cindy Hef-
fernan, Chuck Myers and Sheryl Rehberg.


By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
According to a press
release provided by Diane
Head, public relations di-
rector of the North Flori-
da Workforce Develop-
ment Board (NFWDB),
Madison Employee Con-
nections named Chuck
Myers its Employee of the
Quarter, October-Decem-
ber 2008.
Head, who has been
working feverishly with
NFWDB Executive Direc-
tor Sheryl Rehberg to ad-
dress the rising employ-
ment issues facing Madi-
son County, noted that Re-
hberg presented Myers a
certificate and token of ap-


preciation at their weekly and consulting Ticket to
staff meeting on Jan. 9. Work customers. Myers is
His supervisor, Cindy Hef- always willing to lend a
fernan, program director helping hand in the office
at Employment Connec- and in the community Pri-
tions, joined in on the or to coming to Employ-
praise. ment Connections, Myers
The 'release went on to retired from the military
say, "Myers began working and self-employment. He
at Employment Connec- is a resident of Suwannee
tions in February 2007 as4a County"
Workforce Investment Act This reporter joins a
(WIA) Career Consultant. grateful community and
In this role, Myers has the North Florida Work-
been instrumental in as- force Development Board
sisting countless individu- and. Employment Connec-
als find employment or tions in congratulating
train for a career. Myers Chuck Myers on this
has taken on additional worthwhile recognition.
roles, including facilitat- Michael Curtis can be
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AROUND MADISON COUi


Photo Submitted
Pictured left to right: Lavonne Browning, Linda Wragge, Brittany Bezick and Robin
Housh. Girls State is a project of the Cherry Lake Post of the American Legion Auxil-
iary.


'"And the laws were made!" declared
Girls' State Legislator, Brittany Bezick of
Cherry Lake.
As a junior at Madison County High
School, Brittany was chosen by the.Ameri-
can Legion Auxiliary to participate in their
educational outreach in the community.
In an address to the Madison County
Republican Executive Committee, Brittany
told of her experiences.
She told of the attempts to "twist her
arms" to conform to the agenda's of lob-
bists, other legislators and of even the gov-
ernor.
Basic to everything was the "Bar
Exam." This was to test her knowledge of
civics and the law. Based on her test re-


sults, she was allowed to run for State Rep-
resentative, campaign, and then, win a
seat,
Girls State has prepared many leaders
for Florida, and the Nation. It has brought
out the best in many girls. For instance,
Brittany shared with her admirers that
the white line along both edges of the road,
was first suggested and passed as a bill by
the Girls State.
Brittany is now a senior at Madison
County High School and has earned
enough credits to be considered as having
completed her second year in college by
the end of this summer.
Brittany's parents are Bob and Linda
Bezick.


Chamber director Kemivnds

55-Plus Club To Suy Madison


By Michael Curtis
Greene'Publishing, Inc.
During their January monthly lun-
cheon, members and guests of the 55-Plus.
Club listened to Ted Ensminger, executive
director of the Madison iCounty Chamber'
of Commerce and Tourism, provide .a de-
tailed report of 2008 accomplishments and
2009 planning. In the end, all agreed with
hostess Myra Valentine, who praised Ens-
minger for both his tireless efforts and sig-
nificant progress.
"When I was interviewing for my posi-
tion at the chamber, I discussed 32 goals, 27
of which were short term. Among them,
there were two that were top priorities.
One was to communicate with the commu-
nity The other was to ignite event market-
ing," Ensminger explained.


Question: I started wearing partials years
ago. It seems like the gums have changed
shape and now, my partials are so loose I
have to glue them in with denture adhesive
wafers. Is there anything better to makemriy
partials fit?

Answer: You are right, the jaws resorb
and the gums do shrink over time. It causes
a lot of problems for people with partial and
dentures. The partials will move constantly
while eating causing unnecessary sore spots
and worst of all pack tons of food under
them. The adhesive wafers get gunked up
with food which is disgusting to some of my
patients.

Ask your dentist if you are a candidate for a
hard reline. This takes about 30 minutes to
put acrylic in the partial to refit it to the guns.
It is very easy to do and will make years
more enjoyment for your partials and best of
allJ..no shots.


As the director entertained listeners,
he provided details regarding chamber
highlights that included the accumulation
of more than 600 e-mail addresses of resi-
dents throughout the community member-
Sship approaching 200an, highly successful
events like the circus, which he was pleased
to say would remain an annual event. Ens-
minger then reminded and invited every-
one to attend the Fifth Saturday Farmers
and Friends Festival scheduled for Satur-
day, Jan. 31 in Madison, which the chamber
is participating in support of the Madison
Rotary Club.
During the exchange, Ensminger em-
phasized an additional priority that includ-
ed the entire community, and that is that
whenever and wherever possible, all resi-
dents should "Buy Madison."


"Even if something
costs a little bit more, we
should all buy from local
businesses. We have to keep
our dollars here in Madi-
son any time we can," he
passionately noted.
Valentine followed the
guest speaker, who received
plentiful applause and con-
gratulations, with an enter-
taining exchange of her
own, as she pointed out a
variety of printed note-
style cards distributed on
tables around the room.
The themed cards dis-
played, the comical notion
that everybody is one type
of "-tater" or another.
This reporter's card de-
fined the "Hezzie Tater,"
which stated, "Some, say
they will help, but some-
how just never get around
to doing the promised
help." Other examples
were: "Agi-taters," "Dic-
taters," and "Imi-taters."
Valentine closed by
turning over 2009 program
coordinator duties to Betty
Williams, who has already
built an excellent reputa-
tion for performing this
leadership role in numer-
ous civic functions, includ-
ing the Madison Woman's
Club. Williams spoke
briefly, stating that the Feb.
11 featured speaker will be
newly elected State Attor-
ney Skip Jarvis, in addition
to an update on the Cele-
bration House, the senior
day center sponsored Lee
United Methodist Church.
Michael Curtis can be
reached at michael@
greenepublishing.com.


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Essays And Art

By Michael Curtis aged, but it is important the each sub
Greene Publishing, Inc. mission be the student's own work.
For some time now, this paper has A team of judges has been selected
enjoyed the pleasure of featuring a col- for each contest from community and
umn from retired Colonel Joe Boyles. education leaders with backgrounds ir
Now, with equal pleasure, the Lee Day their respective areas of art and Eng
Committee announces an exciting coun- lish composition. The art contest will be
tywide essay and art project inspired by judged on theme, color, composition anc
Joe, and his lovely wife Linda. It is a clarity The essay contest will be judge
project sure to stir excitement for all on theme, composition and clarity Orig
Madison County students attending inal research into Lee's rich history wil
both public and private schools. be credited.
According to Joe and Linda, "This The prizes are considerable. A first
year's Lee Day celebration is scheduled second, and third place winner will be
for April 4 and marks the 100th anniver- awarded for each category and grade
sary of the charter for the town of Lee. level. Honorable mentions will also be
Established in 1909, the town of Lee has awarded, as the judging team feels ap
been the home and commerce center for propriate. A' "Best in Show" will be se
many generations of Madisonians. The lected from among the first place win
theme of the 2009 celebration is '"A Cen- ners in both the art and essay divisions
tury of Pride." In addition to distinguished rib
To ensure this centennial celebra- bons, Best in Show winners will be
tion is a success, organizers, including awarded a $500 savings bond. Remain
the Boyles, wanted to make sure the en- ing first place winners will each receivE
tire family, from children to adults were a $300 savings bond. Second and thir
involved and recognized. This goal be- place winners will receive a $200 and
came motivation for Joe and Linda, $100 savings bond respectively.
from which the contest evolved. The total purchase price of thE
The Lee Day Art and Essay Contest bonds is $2,000, a prize sum that is ar
is open to all school children of Madi- rare as it is impressive. Total prizes are
son County regardless of their physi- Best in Show 2x$500; First place -
cal residence. There will be both an art 4x$300; Second place 6x$200; Thir
contest and essay contest for each of place 6x$100. Winning entries will bi
three different grade levels: primary (K- announced at the Lee Day celebration
5), middle (6-8) and high school (9-12). program, displayed in Lee Town Hal
All entrants must be submitted no later and published in the Madison Count
than noon, March 20 to the clerk at Lee Carrier and The Madison Enterprise
Town Hall, with winners selected no lat- Recorder
er than April 3. For additional information, please
The Lee Day theme will be the focal call Pat Mess at Lee City Hall at (850
point off both the art and essay coAtests. 971-5867, or visit www.ieeflorida.org anc
The size of the artwork may be no larg- click on the events tab for vendor appli
er than 22 i6hes ]by' 3 inches. The es- 'cations'."
says are limited to no more than 500 Michael Curtis can be reached a
words. Parental assistance is encour- michael@greenepublishing.com.


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aturday, Jan. 31. The Fes-,,.
tival features a collection
Of Madison's local busi-
pesses, vendors and sup-
fliers.
I Put on by the Madison
Rotary Club and, co-spon-
Sored by the Madison
Chamber of Commerce
and other corporate spon-
fors, the intent of the
vent is to bring tourists
ilto Madison, while pro-
Iding local residents with
exciting entertainment.
Already set up with
tiooth assignments, ven-
dors will be showing their
vwaes to those who find
their way to downtown
Itidison to take part.
1ItMore than just a
farmer's market, the Fifth
Saturday Farmers and
Friends Festival will be
held in January, May, Au-
pst and October, with
ach festival having a sec-
"dary event taking place
imultaneously
"~"This is exactly the
kind of family-oriented
vent that we are excited
about developing for Madi-
-:n," said Ted Ensminger,
ceutive director of the
.dison Chamber of
mmerce.
',Visitors are invited to
rae to Base St., browse
1es and gather informa-
on services available.
oths will be staffed by
ose knowledgeable,
7|ndly and excited to
'Ie part in the event.
'iThe January Festival
also feature a hunting
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rrld-renowned flycaster
tjaordinaire, David
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ildlife Turkey Federa-
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alling Competition.
Though the booth as-
gnments have not yet
en finalized, a varying
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aye already earmarked
eir places in the Festi-
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from sponsors not on the
vendor list such as
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Herb Farm and Gordon
Tractors, companies are
already lined up to be part
of this year's annual Festi-


May's Festival will
have music and more fun.
August has a classic car
show planned. And Octo-
ber will feature a cycling
rally for riders of all ages.
With more than just
farmers' wares to offer, the


Fifth Saturday Farmers
and Friends Festival will
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fun and 'a call that all
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MONEY & FINANCE






A'S Bond Rating Under Pressure


the fact that states sell
bonds to finance projects.
In Florida, the total for
these types of bonds is
now being measured in
the tens of billions.
In a recent press re-
lease, Standard and Poor's
announced it downgraded ,
its outlook for $13.4 billion
of Florida state-backed
debt from "stable" to "neg-
ative." And while this out-
look change doesn't guar-
antee that the bond rating
will also be downgraded
from its current AAA rat-
ing, it did put that possi-
bility front and center.
During a Jan. 22 tele-
vised interview on Florida
Face to Face-a news show.
where state leaders and
policymakers discuss fi-
nancial and other issues
that effect Floridians-
J.D. Alexander, chair of


the Florida Senate major
budgets committee and
chair of the policy and
steering committee for
ways and means, ex-
plained the situation in
dollar terms.
"If our AAA rating
was cut, essentially each
step down would cost the
state an additional $150
million."
As the comparison to
individual credit ratings
illustrates, borrowers
with lower credit scores
who are trying to buy a
house would likely incur a
higher interest rate on
their mortgage than some-
one with a higher rating-
the same would go for a
state if its bond rating
were cut.
Again, the outlook
change by S&P to "nega-
tive" isn't the same as low-


ering the bond rating. It's
more of a forecast. Howev-
er, if the situation does not
improve, it could quickly
lead to a lower rating. In
fact, policy makers al-
ready fear that a lower rat-
ing is likely and that
Bloomberg may act any
day now.
"Florida's economic
growth had been rapidly
decelerating, since reach-
ing its peak during the
first half of 2006. Recently,
it has effectively come to a
halt," S&P analyst John
Sugden said in a report to
clients.
Sugden added, "Flori-
da, with no state- income
tax, depends on sales taxes
and transaction fees for 70
percent of its income. The
economy's slowdown and
declines in housing con-
struction and sales cut
state tax collections $2 bil-
lion below estimates last
fiscal year."
State lawmakers had
to meet in special session
last. week to eliminate a
$2.3 billion budget deficit
in the current year, which


ends June 30. Instead of
raising taxes, they used re-
serve funds and spending
cuts to close the gap, a tac-
tic S&P criticized because
of a projected $4 billion
deficit next year.
"Due to reliance on
one-time revenues to cure
budget shortfalls in fiscal
2008 and 2009, the state has
reduced revenues avail-
able to address shortfalls
in 2010 and 2011," the S&P
analyst went on to say.
Florida's population,
which grew 17 percent in
the first seven years of the
decade, the third-most of
any state, has slowed be-
cause of the national re-
cession and housing de-
cline, among other fac-
tors. The housing market
downturn also affects mo-
bility and hampers migra-
tion into Florida. Credit
conditions will determine
the speed of the correc-
tion, including the pro-
found impact on employ-
ment.
Michael Curtis can be
reached at michael@
greenepublishing.com.


By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
According to reports
following a recent presi-
dential address, as part of
an appeal to Republicans
to back his $825 billion eco-
nomic stimulus package,
President Barack Obama
said that the dream of a
prosperous future could be
lost "as more young Amer-
icans are forced to forgo
college dreams or the
chance to train for the jobs
of the future."
He added, "In short, if
we do not act boldly and
swiftly, a bad situation
could become dramatical-
ly worse."
Many American par-
ents use long-term invest-
ment funding to save for
their children's college ed-
ucation. Since many of


How To


As April .15 creeps closer and
closer, many Americans may be fac-
ing the unpleasant reality that their
paycheck withholdings weren't
enough to cover their taxes and
they'll need to dip into their savings
to cover the bill,
"Having to use your savings to
pay an unexpected tax bill can be up-
setting, but it doesn't need to spell fi-
nancial disaster," says Steve Krenz-
er from LowerMyBills.com. "Many
Americans may find that with just a
few simple steps they can start sav-
ing money and get their bank ac-
counts back on the road to recovery"
From brown-bagging your lunch
'to foregoing movie night, we have
many opportunities to find savings.
One good technique is to evaluate
your recurring monthly expenses.
By trimming these, you can set your-
self up to enjoy recurring savings'
overran extended period of time.
Here are three savings strategies
that can help you recover from a tax
bill:
Pare Down Insurance Premiums


these accounts are tied to
the stock market, there is
incresing concerns that
funding will now fall short
in light of big declines.
Consequently, Obama
appealed to Congress,
which will consider his
bill this week, to agree to a
plan aimed
at saving or ..
creating
four million
jobs-2.6
million of
which were -I i
lost last
year in America and to
keep education as a top
priority
Obama is due to go to
Capitol Hill this week to
make another personal ap-
peal, following up on re-
cent meetings at thb White
House which ended with


Republicans now in the
minority in both houses of
Congress grumbling that
the new president was try-
ing to railroad them.
Senator John McCain,
Obama's Republican oppo-
nent in the November elec-
tion, said that the stimu-
lus package
is not
enough to
create jobs.
"There have
to be major
rewrites if
we want to
stimulate the economy..
As it stands now I can't
vote for it," he told Fox
News.
McCain also criticized
Obama for waiving his
own ethics rules about lob-
byists serving in his ad-
ministration by nominat-


ing William Lynn, who has
worked for the firm
Raytheon, to be deputy
Pentagon chief. "I don't
like it," said McCain. "I
think it's a bit disingenu-
ous to announce strict
rules and then nominate
someone with a waiver
from 'the rules that you
just announced in one of
the most important jobs in
Washington."
Regardless of one's
politics, or Obama's
choice of key advisors, a
few facts are clear and
glaring. As executive ap-
pointments and budgets
are finalized, the issues
must be addressed quickly
and effectively, and money
MUST continue to flow.
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Keep Contributing
to Your 401 (k) in All Markets
Provided by Brad Bashaw, Edward Jones


If you have a 401(k) plan, you've got a very good retirement-
savings vehicle that's probably had a rough year. However, while
you might have been tempted to toss your statements without
looking at them, you don't want to throw away the, opportunity to
continue contributing to your 401(k) and now you can con-
tribute even more.

To be specific, the contribution limit for 401(k) plans will
increase from $15,500 in 2008 to $16,500 in 2009. And if you're
50 or older, you can put in an extra $5,500 in 2009, up from
$5,000 in 2008. (Your 401(k) plan may also allow Roth contribu-
tions, which are made with after-tax dollars, although with-
drawals, including earnings, are tax-free in retirement.)

Of course, higher contribution limits won't mean much to you
if you're questioning whether you should put anything into your
plan, given the results of the past year. How can you reassure
yourself that you're making the right move by continuing to fund
your 401(k) or other employer-sponsored retirement plan, such
as a 403(b) or 457(b)?

Here are a few suggestions:

Know your risk tolerance. If big losses in your 401(k) are
causing you to lose sleep, you may be taking on too much risk for
your investment personality. If that's the case, you may need to
rebalance your 401(k) portfolio so that you have a higher percent-
age of more conservative investments. Keep in mind, though, that
your 401(k) is designed to build resources for retirement, so you
will always need some growth potential.
Don't overload on company stock. If a downturn hurts your
company, and you have a big percentage of company stock in
your plan, your account will take a big hit. Diversify your holdings
among the various investments available in your plan. While
diversification cannot guarantee a profit or protect against a loss,
it can help reduce some of the effects of market volatility.
Adjust your investment mix over time. You need to period-
ically evaluate and adjust the investment mix in your 401(k).
When you're starting out in your career, you can afford to invest
more aggressively, because you have decades in which the mar-
ket can overcome short-term downturns, no matter how severe.
As you move closer to retirement, you may want to scale back the
aggressive-growth portion of your portfolio and create an invest-
ment mix that might be less susceptible to big. market drops.

Above all, don't lose faith in the power of your 401(k) to help
you save for retirement in good and bad markets. As a retire-
ment account, a 401(k) offers several key advantages. First, you
typically make pre-tax contributions, so the more you put in, the
lower your taxable income. Also, your earnings can grow on a
tax-deferred basis, unless you are making Roth contributions,
which are withdrawn tax-free. Furthermore, you can choose from
an array of investments, so you can create a portfolio that fits
your risk tolerance, time horizon and individual objectives. Finally,
your employer may offer a matching contribution; if you don't
accept it, you are literally walking away from "free money."

It can certainly be upsetting to see declines in your 401(k)
statements. But if you stopped participating in your 401(k), you'd,
have a much harder time reaching your retirement goals. So keep
contributing, even in down markets. Someday, you may be glad
you did.


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SCHOOL EDUCATION


Madison Academy Students Spread Gifts And Cheer
For the second year in a row, first -graders from
Madison Academy in Madison traveled to Tallahassee to
deliver handmade gifts to Big Bend Hospice for their pa-
tients. Last year, the kids delivered colorful hats, gloves
and scarves. This year, they decorated handmade neck
wraps, which could either be heated or cooled for pa-
tients, and attached sweet handwritten notes to each
gift.
"We love it when the children deliver gifts for our pa-
tients," said Laura Glenn, events coordinator. "We try to
let them know how much they are appreciated by cheer-
ing and clapping when they arrive. They are so cute, and
so proud of what they've made."
This year, the kids spent time at the Hospice House,
a 12-bed patient facility located directly behind the ad-
ministration building, singing carols, led by Susan
Dugan, one of the Big Bend Hospice, music therapists.
Their voices could be heard throughout'the Hospice
House.
Teacher Kim Whigham has spearheaded this project
for the past two years. Her desire for the kids to experi- P
ence the joy of giving to others has been Whigham's dri-
ving force.
After delivering the gifts, the kids loaded up for a
trip to CiCi's Pizza and then to the park before heading oto Submed
back to Madison. Photo Submitted
The staff, patients and families of Big Bend Hospice Madison Academy's first graders pose in the Margaret Z. Dozier Hospice House garden in Tallahassee. The tinj
wish to thank the wonderful Madison Academy first tots delivered custom, decorated neck wraps to the patients at Big Bend Hospice, as well as sang Christmas carols
graders! for all to hear.

ACA Places Third In NFCC High School Brain Bowl


Aucilla
Academy's
team placed


Christian
brain bowl
third in the


North Florida Community
College High School Brain
Bowl Competition, Nov. 20,'


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at NFCC.
ACA social studies in-
structor and brain bowl
advisor is Sean Carson.
Carson's team consisted of
Kent Jones, Koal Swann,
John Stephens and Jacob
Pitts,
ACA competed
valiantly against high
school teams from Bran-
ford High, Taylor County
High, Lafayette High,
Suwannee High School
and Wakulla.


Photo Submitted
ACA's brain bowl team is advisor Sean Carson, John -
Stephens, Koal Swann, Kent Jones and Jacob Pitts. '

Jenyethel Merritt Award:


-cademics OPEN HOUSE
Athletics Wednesday, January 28th
ti. ... 8:00 10:30 am
Activities Entrance Exam Feb. 7th
Acceptance 9:00 am
Honors and AP Courses Student-Teacher Ratio 8:1
FHSAA Class "A" Sports Students of all Faiths Welcome


Call For Nominations
Honoring Outstanding African-Americanr,
Women In This Area
To commemorate Black History Month, North Florihe
da Community College and the African-American Stu-9I
dent Union are seeking nominations from the public fdroi
the fifth annual Jenyethel Merritt Award for Civic Ser-
vice. The award will go to a local African-American i'
woman who has made significant contributions to her q,
community. Nominations are accepted through 5 p.m.,
Feb. 13, 2009. A committee of AASU students, faculty
and staff will make the selection. The recipient ant
nominees will be honored at a reception at NFCC ow
Feb. 27.
The late Jenyethel Merritt was president of Suwan- g
nee River Junior College, an African-American commu-',
nity college established by the Florida legislature ini!
1958 and located in Madison. SRJC operated from 1969i
until 1966, when it merged with North Florida Juniori,
College. Merritt was Florida's first woman presidentqpf
__a public community col-i
.:lege. She was reputed to be
S S A L Eastrongleaderwho pro-
^ E moted positive college-'!
I SAL town relations.
Nominations for th
Jenyethel Merritt Award
I r should be in the form of a :
h er letter and include the fol-
^io ns ;lowing information:
tio ns Brief explanation of
why person is deserving of,
the award (no more than
one page).
Brief outline of nom-
inee's personal back-
ground, education,
achievements and/or con-
tributions to education,
civic affairs or business
relations (no more than
one page). Please do not
include attachments, pho-
tos, clippings or other ma-
terials.
Name, address, con-
tact information of nomi-
nating person or organiza-
tion.
Send nominations to
the Jenyethel Merritt
Award Committee, c/o De-
vona Sewell, NFCC, 325
NW Turner Davis Dr.,
Madison, FL 32340, or fax
o0o42C to (850) 973.1697 or email to
,SewellD@nfcc.edu.


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SPORTS



MS Warriors


10-1 I


S epialfrom the
Sfticello News
!.he Aucilla Christian
Academy middle school
boys basketball team won
t'vro of its last three games
tc stand 10-1 on the sea-
son.
I The young Warriors
defeated Maclay 27-19 on
Jan. 9.
ACA took the first
q arter, 8-2, and the sec-
o d, 12-4. Maclay came
b; ick to skim the third, 3-2,
a id" the fourth quarter, 10-

'Jared Jackson scored
8 points; Hans Sorensen, 7
pd its; Bradley Holm, 4
p6fints; Jarrod Turner, 4
points; and Jay Finlayson,
2 points.
,"The young Warriors
suffered their first loss of
the season at the hands of
B 'ookwood, Jan. 13. The
filal score was 28-24. "We
d: d a good job getting to
tlhe free-throw line," said
C ach Mac Finlayson,
"but we just couldn't get
tliem in the basket. Out of
1' free-throws, we were
oaily able to hit two."
He added that Brook-
wood is a bigger school
than Aucilla and they
hh re a lot more size when
ito mes to their basket-
bo players.
ACA took the first
quarter 8-4; tied the sec-
oi'd -9-9; Brookwood took
the third 9-0; and the
young Warriors took the
fourth quarter, 7-6.
Sorensen led the Au-
cilla scoreboard with 9
points, and Turner
brought in 7 points. "Jar-
rod (Turner) is really com-
ing'around, and he is play-
ing better and better every
time he hit the courts,"
said Finlayson. "He has
really been contributing
toithe team."
-- Tres Copeland scored
4 points; Jay Finlayson, 2
points; and Holm, 2 points.
The Young Warriors


won over Brookwood, Jan.
16, with a final score of 31-
27.
ACA dropped the first
quarter, 6-4, and the sec-
ond, 10-7. However,
they came back to take the
third quarter, 9-6, and the
fourth, 11-5.
"I am really proud of
my kids," said Fin-
layson. "At the end, when
they really needed to
make the free throws in
order to take the win, that
is just what they did. And
Jared and Jarrod gave
it all they had, grabbing
those offensive rebounds;
and Jay Finlayson hit two
free throws, with just 12
seconds left on the clock;
and I guess that just about
cinched it for us."
Sorensen led the
scoreboard for the young
Warriors with 17 points.
"Hans really played his
heart out," said Fin-
layson. He did a great job
taking it to the basket and
he was really strong div-
ing all over the floor to
grab those balls."
Jay Finlayson scored 9
points. "Jay had a good
game and hit some really
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Finlayson.
Jackson scored 3
points, and Finlayson
added that he also did a
good job rebounding the
ball off the board. Turn-
er scored 2 points.


Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Greene
The Aucilla middle school girls basketball team finished their '08-09 basketball
season with a 10-1 record. Pictured are (front row, left to right) Coach Derrick Burrus,
Wendy Yang, Michaela Metcalfe, Annie Yang, Ashley Schofill, Lauren Demott, Ashley
Hebert, Pamela Watt, (back row, left to right) Payal Chaudhari, Brooke Kinsey, Brooke
Kinsley, Kayla Fulford, Audrey Waters, Jessica Welch and Ashli Cline.



MS Lady Warriors


9-1 On Season


By Fran Hunt
Special from the
Monticello News
Aucilla Christian
Academy middle school
girls hosted the Georgia
Christian Lady Generals,
Jan. 22, and ended a posi-
tive season with a 28-15


JV Lady Warriors

12-4 On Season


By Fran Hunt
Special from the Monticel-
lo News
The Aucilla Christian
Academy JV girls basket-
ball team won its past four
games to stand 12-4 on the
season.
The Lady Warriors
took on North Florida
Christian, Jan 8, and won
20-16. ACA took the first
quarter, 4-3; dropped the
second, 3-5; and took the
third and fourth quarters,
8-6 and 5-2, respectively
Leading the charge for
the Lady Warriors was
Cheltsie Kinsley with 11
points. Sarah Sorensen
scored 5 points; Abigail
Vasquez, 2 points; and Nik-
ki Hamrick, 2 points.
"NFC is a very athletic
team and we were shoot-
ing poorly and missed a lot
of lay-ups," said Coach
Mac Finlayson. "But we
still managed to come out
with the win."
Aucilla faced off
against Munroe, Jan. 9,
and won, 33-11. ACA took
all four quarters, winning
the first, 16-2; the second,
4-1; the third, 8-4; and the
fourth, 5-4.
Hamrick led the score-
board for Aucilla with 10
points; Vasquez, 8 points;
Anna Finlayson racked up
7 points; Sorensen, 6
points; and Vicki Perry
scored 2 points.
The Lady Warriors
won over Maclay, 31-21,
Jan. 13. "We executed well
on defense with a good
man-to-man tight court de-
fense," said Finlayson. "It
was nice to be able to turn
the tables on Maclay a bit."
He added that his as-
sistant coach, Richard
Watt, made the comment
that the Aucilla girls
played a lot like Maclay
did the first time the two
teams faced off this year.
The Lady Warriors
dropped the first quarter,
4-10; took the second, 11-2,
took the third quarter, 12-
4; and dropped the fourth,
5-4.
Kinsley led the Aucilla
scoreboard with 7 points;
Finlayson scored 6 points;
Hamrick scored 6 points;
Perry scored 6 points;
Vasquez racked up 4


points; and Sorenson net-
ted for 2 points.
Jan. 20, ACA defeated
the Robert F. Munroe Bob-
cats 40-16. The Lady War-
riors took the first quarter
11-4; the second, 12-2; the
third, 11-5, and the fourth,
6-5.
According to Fin-
layson, "[Munroe] had one
really tall girl and she ac-
counted for 12 of Munroe's
16 points."
Kinsley led in scoring
for Aucilla with 15 points,
Sorensen racked up 10
points and Perry netted for
8 points.
"Vicki [Perry] is a
ninth grader who has real-
ly come a long way," said
Finlayson. "This is her
first season on the basket-
ball court and she has
done a good job of getting
to lay up and finishing."
Anna Finlayson scored
6 points and Vasquez
scored 1. Finlayson added
that Shelby Witmer had re-
cently seen her first action
on the hardwood this year.
"Shelby had appendicitis
and she is just now getting
back to the court after re-
covering, and she is there
and able to help us our on
the court," concluded Fin-
layson.


ACA took the first
three quarters, 4-2, 10-3 and
8-4, respectively The final
quarter was tied, 6-6.
"This team is very tal-
ented and played very well
all season," said Coach Der-
rick Burrus of his team.
Pamela Watt led the Au-
cilla scoreboard with 10
points, 8 steals and 3 re-
bounds; Brooke Kinsley
had 6 points, 6 steals and 6
rebounds; Brooke Kinsey
racked up 6 points, 2 steals
and 4 rebounds; Ashli Cline
brought 4 points, 7 re-
bounds and 5 steals; and
Michaela Metcalf con-
tributed 2 points, 4 re-
bounds and 3 steals.
Burrus provided sea-
sonal statistics for the
young Lady Warriors.
Leading Aucilla all sea-
son in points was Brooke
Kinsley with 75 points. She


also had 50 steals and 44 re-
bounds.
Leading ACA during
the season in steals was
Pamela Watt with 64 steals.
She also accomplished 46
points and 40 rebounds.
Ashli Cline led the
young Lady Warriors in re-
bounds with 79 rebounds.
She also racked up 28
points and 28 steals.
The other astounding
players were Brooke Kin-
sey, with 53 points, 32 steals
and 59 rebounds; Michaela
Metcalfe, with 40 points, 50
steals and 39 rebounds;
Ashley Schofill, with 14
points, 9 steals and 10 re-
bounds; Kelli Evans, with 5
points; Audrey Waters,
with 4 points; Wendy Yang,
with 4 points; Annie Yang,
with 2 points; Jessica
Welch, with 2 points; and
Lauren Demott, with 2
points.


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1/2 Acre in Lee. Only $599mth.
Call Will for more info at
850-253-8001
rtn


FSBO- 3 Bed, 1.5 Bth, 1 Acre,
1500 sqft, built in 1994, recent
upgrades, Cherry Lake area.
$98,500.
850-464-1368
rtn

For Sale in Hamilton Co.
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You Choose Floorplan.
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For Sale 4 Bed/2 Bth w. A.C.
in Madison County
for only $649 per mth.
Call to be pre-approved.
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Haywood Realty
352-369-0900
FOR SALE
30 Acres with septic and (2)
4" wells Fenced and Cross
Fenced also with Pond. Ap-
prox 25 acres in pasture with
bahaya grass and a beautiful 5
acre homesite with canopy en-
trance to property. Excellent
location just 5 miles north of
Madison on Rocky Ford
Road. Asking $7,000.00 per
acre.
Owner will take 1/2 Down
and Finance Balance at 10%.
Call
Associate Pamela Hood
850-673-6409
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$7,500.00 CASH IN YOUR
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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 or
short or long term lease.
Call Tommy Greene
850-973-4141
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Downtown Office/ Retail space
for rent. 700 to 1,400 Sql ft.
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
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For Sale:
Oak China Cabinet
Call after 5:30.
253-1201
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FOR SALE
4-seater Hot Tub
Blue Marble Design
$500 CASH ONLY FIRM
Call 850-973-4141
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1987 Ford Bronco for Sale. 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
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CARPET REPAIR

Re-Stretching, Patching,
Seam Repair, Berber Pulls,
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Don't waste money to buy new
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or
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850-973-4723
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Madison, FL 32340

ANYTHING LEFT OVER 30
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Work Available
$45 per hr. Experienced Opera-
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850-929-4823

I build decks, sheds, exterior
carpentry work
Call 850-242-9342
ask for Bob
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Part-time Southern Gospel Trio
has position open for a male tenor
or baritone or a female alto.
Please call for audition. Must be
ministry minded and interested in
performing on weekends. Audi-
tions start immediately. For ore
information call 850-464-0114 or
904-472-7865.
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Call: 658-5627 or visit
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24hrs/day, 7days/week

Charming residential communi-
ty on the Suwannee River


LPN (GPNs Welcome)
FT/PT/long-term care setting; un-
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CNA
FT/PT/long-term care setting;
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ACCOUNTING A/R CLERK
FT position, HSD or equivalent re-
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ance billing and coding, PC opera-
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FOOD SERVICE STAFF
PT/FT in various settings includ-
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preferred. Experience in all as-
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competitive wages. Apply in per-
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Sales Consultant
America's Home Place is seek-
ing an experienced sales per-
son for our Valdosta
location. The applicant must
have a proven successful sales
track record. Fax resume to
229-245-8790 or email to


Jefferson County Road Dept. is
accepting applications for a
Shop Foreman/ mechanic.
Must have light and heavy
equipment experience, able to
work on gas and diesel equip-
ment, possess a high school
diploma or GED. Clean Florida
drivers License with class B or
better. No felon
background. Pay range is $9.75
'to $15.42. Starting pay will be
commensurate with experience.
Pick up application at our of-
fice. Call for information, 997-
2036. Deadline for applications
is January 31, 2009.

Communications Officer
Position

The Madison County Sheriff's
Office is accepting applications
for a Communications Officer.
Applicants must have a high
school diploma or GED equiva-
lent. Applicants may obtain an
application at the Sheriff's Of-
fice in the Courthouse from 8am
to 5pm Monday thru Friday. You
may also go online to the Flori-
da Sheriff's website to obtain an
appliation. The deadline for ac-
cepting applications is February
10, 2009. Starting slary: $27,
600.
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Deputy Sherrif Position

The Madison County Sheriff's
Department is accepting appli-
cations for a Deputy Sheriff.
Applicants must have a high
school diploma or GED equiva-


Securiy Officer Needed at
NFCC.
Must have Class D Security Li-
cense. Call Capt. James at 850-
636-2807 Saturday and Sundays
3:30-11:30 pm
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Multi Family Yard Sale
Jan. 30 & 31 (Fri. & Sat.) f
rom 9-3 each day.
New/used items, household,
tools, baby items, gifts, appli-
ances, toys, yard items, etc. You
name it we probably have it.
Items added daily. 323 SE CR
255 Lee (formarlly Bell's Cars)
850-971-5860
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lent. Applicants may obtain an
application at the Sheriff's Of-
fice in the Courthouse from 8am
to 5pm Monday thru Friday. You
may also go online to the Flori-
da Sheriff's website to obtain an
appliation. The deadline for ac-
cepting applications is February
10, 2009. Starting slary:
$30,000.
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Wednesday, January 28, 2009


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THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
MLORIDA, IN AND FOR MADISON COUNTY
CIVILL DIVISION

i,9TIFINANCIAL EQUITY SERVICES, INC.,

I'aintiff,

vs.


CASE NO. 08-565-CA
PHILLIP RICHARD DEAN; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF PHILLIP RICHARD DEAN; IF LIVING, INCLUDING
ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF
REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE
'UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
SIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES,
D ALL OTHER PERST S CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED
SFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
4qNKNOWN TENANT #2;

Defendant(s)



NOTICE OF SALE

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of
Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Madison County,
Florida, I will sell the property situate in Madison County, Florida, described as:

Start at Northwest corner of Northeast quarter (NE 1/4) of Section 33,
Township 1 North, Range 9 East, Madison County, Florida, and run
South 6.7 feet West along forty line 330 feet to concrete monument on
edge of Anderson Pond, thence North 60 degrees 46.2' East 156.5 feet to
ledge of a cul de sac (with radius of 50 feet and centerpoint North 60
degrees 46.2 East 50 feet); thence along radius of cul de sac
Southeasterly through central angle of 57 degrees 35' 48.4" and an arc
distance of 50.26 feet to and of cut de sac at South side of a 60 foot wide
street; thence South 33 degrees 41.8' East along side of street 423 feet to
PC of a curve (with Delta angle of 19 degrees 08' 30" and centerline
radius of 297.04 feet); thence Southeasterly along arc of curve to left
109.08 feet and through a central angle of 19 degrees 06' 36" to PT of
curve; thence South 52 degrees 48.4 East along South side of a 60 foot
street 173.2 feet to PC of a curve (with Delta angle of 13 degrees 25' 48"
and centerline radius of 424.67 feet); thence along street Southeasterly
along arc of a curve to right 92.50 feet and through a central angle of 13
degrees 25' 48" to PT of curve; thence along street South 39 degrees 22.6'
East 242 feet to PC of curve (with Delta angle of 19 degrees 24' 39" and
centerline radius of 292.36 feet); thence along street Southeasterly along
arc of curve to right 88.68 feet and through a central angle of 19 degrees
24' 30" to PT of curve and point of beginning of Lot 6; thence South 19
degrees 58' East along street 16.45 feet; thence South 70 degrees 02' West
250 feet; thence North 19 degrees 58' West 50 feet thence North 70
degrees 13' 43" West 20.33 feet; thence North 50 degrees 37.4' East 35.12
feet; thence North 70 degrees 02' East 224.54 feet to South side of street;
thence along street Southeasterly along are of curve (with Delta angle
of 19 degrees 24' 30" and centerline radius of 292.36 feet) 59.05 feet and
through a central angle of 12 degrees 53' 44.5" to PT of curve and point
of beginning of Lot 6, containing 0.4 acres, more or less, and being part
of said Northeast quarter (NE 1/4).

Also the following street easement for ingress and egress:

Start at the Northwest corner of Northeast quarter (NE'1/4) of Section
33, Township 1 North, Range 9 East; Madison County, Florida, and iun
South 6.7' West along forty line 330 feet to .concrete monument on edge
of Anderson Pond; thence North 60 degrees 46.2' East 206.5 feet to
center point of cul de sac with 50 foot radius at beginning of herein
described street easement; thence South 33 degrees 41.8' East 40 feet to
end of cul de sac and beginning of centerline of herein described 60
foot street; thence continue South 33 degrees 41.8' East along centerline
v' 423 feet to PC of curve to left with Delta angle of 19 degrees 06.6' radius
of 297.04 feet; tangent of 50 feet; thence along the centerline curve 99.07
feet and through a central angle 19 degrees 06.6' to PT of curve; thence
South 52 degrees 48.4' East 173.2 feet along centerline to PC of curve to
right with Delta angle of 13 degrees 25' 48", radius of 424.67 feet,
tangent of 50 feet; thence along centerline curve 99.54 feet and through
.',a central angle of 13 degrees 25' 48" to PT of curve; thence South 39
degrees 22.6' East along centerline 242.0 feet toWPt of curve to right
angle with Delta angle of 19 degrees 24' 30", radius of 292.36 feet,
tangent of 50 feet, thence along centerline curve 99.04 feet and through
a central angle of, 19 degrees 24' 30" to FT of curve; thence South 19
degrees 58' East along centerline 166.45 feet to PC of curve to left with
Delta angle of 25 degrees 23.5' radius of 221.94 feet, tangent of 50 feet;
thence along centerline curve 98.358 feet and through central angle of
25 degrees 23.5 to PT of curve; thence South 45 degrees 21.5' .East along
centerline 100 feet to end of street easement at West right-of-way line of
State Road 14, 50 feet from centerline, thereof, containing 2.2 acres,
more or less, and being part of said Northeast quarter (NE 1/4).
A/K/A -
185 SW Anderson Pond Way
Madison, FL 32340

at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash. At the. west front doorsteps of the
Madison County Courthouse, 125 SW Range Ave., Madison, Florida 32340 at 11:00
a.m. on Feb. 5, 2009.

DATED THIS 13 DAY OF Jan., 09.

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

Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 13 day of Jan.

CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT

By Ramona Dickinson
Deputy Clerk


THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED BY:
Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
,Tampa, FL 33619-1328
'Phone: 813-915-8660
Attorneys for Plaintiff

In accordance with the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing a special
accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the ASA Coordinator no
later than.seven (7) days prior, to the proceedings. If hearing impaired, please call (800)
955-9771 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (voice), via Florida Relay Service.

TO BE PUBLISHED IN: Madison County Carrier


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

BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY,

Plaintiff,

vs.

CASE NO. 08 413 CA
JEAN JOACHIM A/K/ A JEAN G. JOACHIM;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JEAN JOACHIM A/K/A JEAN
G. JOACHIM; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF
REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE
UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES,
AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED
DEFENDANT(S); AUCILLA PLANTATIONS PROPERTY
OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC;.WHETHER DISSOLVED
OR PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR
TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANT(S) AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR
AGAINST DEFENDANT(S);

Defendant(s)



NOTICE OF SALE

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of
Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Madison County,
Florida, I will sell the property situate in Madison County, Florida, described as:

COMMENCE AT AN IRON ROD MARKING THE NORTHWEST
CORNER OF SECTION 30, TOWNSHIP 1 SOUTH, RANGE 7 EAST,
MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA AND RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 05
MINUTES 02 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 927.56 FEET TO A POINT,
THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 04 MINUTES 22 SECONDS
EAST, A DISTANCE OF 1491.51 FEET TO A POINT, THENCE
NORTH 88 DEGREES 52 MINUTES 41 SECONDS EAST, A
DISTANCE OF 422.73 FOR A POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE
FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING RUN NORTH 09 DEGREES 46
MINUTES 09 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 943.66 FEET TO A
POINT, IN THE CENTERLINE.OF AN 80 FOOT WIDE ROADWAY,
UTILITY AND DRAINAGE EASEMENT (COUNTY GRADED OPEN
SANDS LOOP ROAD), THENCE RUN SOUTH 78 DEGREES 30
MINUTES 30 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 526.07 FEET TO A
POINT, THENCE LEAVING SAID CENTERLINE, RUN SOUTH 03
DEGREES 41 MINUTES 27 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 812.60
FEET TO A POINT, THENCE SOUTH 88 DEGREES 52 MINUTES 41
SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF ,728.09 FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING.,CONTAINING 12.48 ACRES, MORE OR LESS.
SUBJECT 10 AN 80 FOOT WIDE ROADWAY, UTILITY AND
DRAINAGE EASEMENT ( COUNTY GRADED OPEN SANDS LOOP
ROAD) OVER AND ACROSS THE NORTHERLY 40 FEET THEREOF.
ALSO SUBJECT TO A 10 FOOT UTILITY EASEMENT ALONG THE
SIDE AND REAR LOT LINES.
A/K/A
SW Open Sands Loop
Greenville, FL 32331

at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash. At the west front doorsteps of the
Madison County Courthouse, 125 SW Range Ave., Madison, Florida 32340 at 11:00,
a.m., on Feb. 5, 2009.

DATED THIS 13 DAY OF Jan., 2009.

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

Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 13 day of Jan., 2009.

CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT

By Ramona Dickinson
Deputy Clerk


THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED BY:
Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Attorneys for Plaintiff

In accordance with the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing a special
accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the ASA Coordinator no
later than seven (7) days prior to the proceedings. If hearing impaired, please.call (800)
955-9771 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (voice), via Florida Relay Service.

TO BE PUBLISHED IN: Madison County Carrier

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, JN AND FOR MADISON COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION

BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY,

Plaintiff,

vs.

CASE NO. 2008-593-CA
HARRIS REISBAUM; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
HARRIS REISBAUM; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF
REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE
UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES,
AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH,UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED
DEFENDANT(S);

Defendant(s)



NOTICE OF SALE

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of
Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Madison County,
Florida, I will sell the property situate in Madison County, Florida, described as:

DESCRIPTION (TRACT #11)

COMMENCE AT AN IRON ROD MARKING THE NORTHWEST
CORNER OF SECTION 30, TOWNSHIP 1 SOUTH, RANGE 7 EAST,
MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA AND RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREE
05'02" EAST, A DISTANCE OF 927.56 FEET TO A POINT, THENCE
NORTH 89 DEGREES 04'22" EAST, A DISTANCE OF 1491.51 FEET TO
A POINTING THE CENTERLINE OF AN 80 FOOT WIDE ROADWAY
UTILITY AND DRAINAGE EASEMENT (ROAD 329), FOR A.POINT
OF BEGINNING, THENCE FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING
AND LEAVING SAID CENTERLINE, RUN NORTH 88 DEGREES
52'41" EAST, A DISTANCE OF 1150.83 FEET TO A POINT, THENCE SOUTH
03 DEGREES 41'27" EAST, A DISTANCE OF 403.72 FEET TO
A POINT, THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 06'09" WEST, A DISTANCE
OF 1130.13 FEET TO A POINT IN THE CENTERLINE OF THE
AFOREMENTIONED 80 FOOT WIDE ROADWAY, UTILITY AND
DRAINAGE EASEMENT (ROAD 329), THENCE NORTH 06
DEGREES 40'39" WEST, ALONG SAID CENTERLINE, A DISTANCE
OF 400.77 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SUBJECT TO AN
80 1 001 WIDE ROADWAY, UTILITY AND DRAINAGE EASEMENT
(ROAD 329) OVER AND ACROSS THE WESTERLY 40 FEET
THEREOF. ALSO SUBJECT TO A 10 FOOT UTILITY EASEMENT
ALONG THE SIDE AND REAR LOT LINES. TOGETHER WITH
AND SUBJECT TO THAT CERTAIN DECLARATIONS OF
EASEMENTS, RESERVATIONS AND PROTECTIVE COVENANTS
FOR AUCILLA PLANTATIONS RECORDED DECEMBER 15, 2005 IN
OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 791. PAGE 298 OF TFIE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA


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BID NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that the Board of County Commissioners of Madison County, Flori-
da will be accepting bids for the following:

Furnishing all necessary materials, equipment, labor and supervision to: construct
drainage and roadway improvements on NE Myrrh Street for a distance of approximately
1.85 miles and known as Project Number 2009 02.

Bids may be submitted to the Board of County Commissioners by depositing same at the
Board office located in the Madison County Courthouse Annex, Room 219, 112 East Pinck-
ney Street, Madisonss Florida 32340, or Post Office Box 539, Madison, Florida 32341 any-
time prior to, 5;00.,PM-on Friday, February 27, 2009. ANY BIDS RECEIVED AFTER
SUCH DATE ANID TIME WILL NOT BE OPENED AND/OR CONSIDERED. Bid must
be clearly marked with the project number printed on the outside of the front of the bid
envelope as follows: Drainage and Roadway Improvements, NE Myrrh Street, Project 2009
- 02.

BID MUST CONTAIN A COPY OF THE VENDOR'S MADISON COUNTY OCCUPA-
TIONAL LICENSE WHERE APPLICABLE, OR CERTIFIED STATE CONTRACTOR
NUMBER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR AWARD.

Bid Specifications, as well as other pertinent documents, may be obtained from the Madi-
son County Public Works/Road Department office located at 2060 NE Rocky Ford Road
(C-591), 2 miles north of Madison, telephone # 850-973-2156, beginning January 28, 2009.
Each contractor interested in bidding these projects is strongly urged to obtain copies of
the bid package immediately in order to have time to review it and visit the project loca-
tion prior to the mandatory pre-bid conference referenced below.

Please be advised that a mandatory pre-bid conference will be held on Wednesday, Febru-
ary 18, 2009 at 1:30 PM in the County Commission Meeting Room located in the Madison
County Courthouse Annex Building, 112 E. Pinckney Street in Madison, Florida. BIDS
WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FROM ANY BIDDER WHO IS .NOT REPRESENTED
AT THIS CONFERENCE. Madison County reserves the right to waive any informality or
to reject any or all bids.

Bids will be opened at 9:00 AM on Monday, March 2,2009 after which all bids will be avail-
able for public inspection. Award by the Board of County Commissioners is scheduled for
Wednesday, March 4, 2009, and all bidders will be notified in writing of the successful bid-
der.

Dates of advertisement: January 28 & 30 and February 4 & 6, 2009

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Legal Notice

:Madison Superstorage, 298 SW Martin Luther King Drive, Madison, Florida and Jasper
Superstorage, 1213 US HWY 129N, Jasper, Florida, will have a liquidation sale on
delinquent storage units on February 14,2009. Storage units to be sold will be, in
Madison are, Dozier Davis Unit #4A, Dawnmarie Snedeker Unit #6A, John Mays Unit #
8A, Shorea Aikens Unit #12B, Robert Bachman Unit # 7C, Pearly Jones Unit # 3D, Sandy
Smith Unit #11D, Faith Deliverance Church Unit # 2E, Jerry Pridgeon Unit# 2H and
Stephanie Scott Unit # 7E.

In Jasper, Mary Beth Windham Unit #1; Earnest Brown Units # 24 & 25, Chris Cornette
and Kim Wiser Unit #28, Stephanie Blakely Unit #31, Teny Rayam Unit # 43, Sharon
Dedge Unit #44, Sammy Newsome Unit # 47, Keyona Bennett Unit # 53, Wayne
Rahming Unit #56, John Mc Cormack Unit # 60; Sadie Bimbry Unit # 69, and Monica
Green Lee t # 78, Contpts are believed to be
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IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 3rd JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR MADISON COUNTY

Deutsche Bank National Trust Company as
Trustee for HSI Asset Securitization
Corporation 2006-OPT2 Mortgage Pass-
Through Certificates, Series 2006-OPT2,

Case #: 2008-205-CA
Plaintiff, Division #:

-vs.-
UNC:
Jeffery Bailey and Janet Terrill a/k/a
Janette Terrill a/k/a Janet Bailey

Defendant(s).


NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure
dated January 20, 2009, in Civil Case No. 2008-205-CA of the Circuit
Court of the 3ird Judicial Circuit in and for Madison County, Florida, wherein Deutsche
Bank National Trust Company as Trustee for HSI Asset Securitization Corporation
2006-OPT2 Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2006-OPT2, Plaintiff and
Jeffery Bailey and Janet Terrill a/k/a Janette Terrill a/k/a Janet Bailey are
defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, AT THE WEST SIDE
OF THE MADISON COUNTY COURTHOUSE, LOCATED AT 125 SW RANGE AVE.,
MADISON, MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA, AT 11:00 A.M. on
February 12, 2009 the following described property as set forth in said
Final Judgment, to-wit:

LOT 4, BLOCK C, OF BLUE RIDGE LANDING SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVISION,
AS PER THE PLAT THEREOF, FILED AT PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE B, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA.

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.

IF YOU AREA PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMODA-
.TIONIN
ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO
COST TO
YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE. PLEASE CONTACT MADI-
SON
COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 101 SOUTH RANGE STREET, MADISON, FL 32340 WITH-
IN 2
WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE OF SALE: IF YOU ARE
HEARING
IMPAIRED CALL: 1-800-955-8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL;
1-800-955-8770

DATED at MADISON, Florida, this 21 day of January, 2009.

TIM SANDERS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Madison County, Florida

ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF:
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP
10004 North Dale Mabry Hwy,.Suite 112
Tampa, Florida 33618
08-096714


BY: Ramona Dickinson
DEPUTY CLERK

The above is to be published
in Enterprise Recorder/MADISON
COUNTY CARRIER


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HISTORY




The Arrival Of The Presbyterian Faith


By Alfa Hunt
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Presbyterian denomination is one of the oldest
in America. The Scots brought the faith across the At-
lantic when they settled in New England in the early
1700s. The Presbyterian faith did not arrive in the area
now known as Madison County until the early 1830s.
In the early 1830s, Thomas Alexander, who was a
Presbyterian minister from 4,cottish 'ancestry, moved' to
the area now known as Madison County
and built a home near San Pedro. Near his
home, he built a log church and organized
the first Presbyterian Churc n Madison
County. .
He named both his h1 e and the'
church "Oakland," and donated the seven
acres of land on which it stood to the
church, along with the church cemetery
Alexander's brother-inlaw, Col.
Samuel Perry, moved from South Carolina
and built a home in the lower part of the
county He soon began taking an active
role in the development of the church.
With the death of Rev. Alexander, his
property was sold to a member of the
McGhee family, and the church still stood
and remained functional for several years
afterwards.
According to historian Elizabeth
Sims, the church has long since been de-
molished, but the cemetery is still in use
and is located along CR 158. It is noted
that perhaps the first elders of Oakland
Church were John McGhee, as well as
Archibald Fair.
After the death of her husband, Mrs.
Alexander later married Capt. John
Christopher Pillans of Charleston, S.C.,
whom she persuaded to move to Florida.
He later became an elder of the Oakland
Church.
It wasn't long after the county seat
was moved to the small settlement of
Madison that -citizens begaj requesting
that a Presbyterian church bh established
in that community.
March 8, 1840, the Rev. John Jay Rice and Rev. Phile-
mon Phelps organized the First Presbyterian Church of
Madison. The members who'ganized the -church were


John C. Pillans, John Miller, Samuel J. Perry, Margaret P.
Perry and Emma Livingston
For several years, the same elders served both the
churches of Oakland and Madison. It wasn't until 1859
that the two were recognized as two separate establish-
ments.
Later, a new church would be built near San Pedro
and the congregation would move there.
When the town of Madison was being laid out, an en-


GRACE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH


tire block was set aside for each of the three main protes-
tant faiths that were then present in Madison: methodist,
baptist and presbyterian.


All three were housed along the same street, which
would receive the name "Meeting" St. The Presbyterian
Church was originally supposed to have been located on
the block that is now occupied by two homes. Even
though they were given the piece of land, the Presbyter-
ian family exchanged the plot for a more central location
where the church now stands. It now houses the Four
Freedoms Retreat and Conference CeAter.
Before an official church was built, the congregation
met in a building that was a general store.
The cornerstone for the new church
building was laid in 1851.
"The windows were large and square-
topped, with green blinds outside. The
-pews were straight-backed, each with a
door opening to the aisle," wrote Sims in
her book, History of Madison County,
Florida, when describing the church.
The Church owned 10 acres, east of
town, whereits pastors resided. It wasn't
until 1885 that this plot of land was sold
for $600 and a residence for the minister
was built right beside .the church build-
ing.
In 1912, the church was remodeled
and the outside was covered with brick.
The pews were exchanged for more mod-
ern ones. In 1949, another remodeling of
the church took place. This time, the Fel-
lowship Hall was built and a new manse
for the minister was built several blocks
away along Washington St.
For several years, the same pastor
served both the Oakland and Madison
churches. With the demise of the Oakland
Church in the 1950s, the First Presbyter-
ian Church of Madison was the only re.
maining Presbyterian church in the coun.
ty
In 1973, a dispute of opinion over the
issues of a certain doctrine caused a ma-
jority of the Madison church to breal
away and organize a new one: Grace Pres-
byterian Church.
The newly formed church members
met at the Woman's Club building for an
entire decade before the congregation was finally able to
build a church building of their own in Livingston
Springs Acres along Quitman Rd.


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2008 YEAR IN REVIEW


A number of counter-
feit bills were being distrib-
uted throughout Madisoh
County, the Madison Police
Department reported.
The 10th collection site
of the Madison County Sol-
id Waste and Recycling De-
partment neared comple-
tion. Located in Sirmans,
site, selection in the south-
western portion of- the
county was identified in
April 2007 and completed
when the Board of County
Commissioners agreed to
purchase the land from a
private landowner.
Wrapping up the last
week before his December
31 retirement, Madison
County Public Works Direc-
tor Jerry McClune was
business as usual, directing
some site work at the Sir-
mans' Waste Collection Fa-
cility opening soon just off
SR 221. The facility is actu-
ally a very good example of
the legacy McClune leaves
behind, as both the project
and construction equip-
ment showcase some of the
"good business" on which
McClune built his reputa-
tion.
Madison County Coor-
dinator Allen Cherry direct-
ed the 2006-2007 Annual Re-
port to the Board of County
Commissioners during the
BOCC meeting held Janu-
ary 2. With the help of As-
sistant Sherilyn Pickles
who operated an extensive
PowerPoint presentation,
department heads took
turns, reviewing the'year,
At the end of the day, to
all accounts, Madison Coun-
ty is "good and getting bet-
ter"
Juan Botino, the Madi-
son EMS Director reported
the department's 2007 Re-.


Kelsi Reams (back) I
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Chloe, join her for the fun. S

suits to the Madison County
Commission.
According to the acci-
dent report from the Flori-
da Highway Patrol, driver
Isabel Ramirez (59) of Cape
Coral lost control of her
Ford SUV while traveling
east on 1-10, resulting in the
vehicle rolling over several
times and the subsequent
death of passenger Irmo
Marino .(88) also of Cape
Coral. Another passenger,
Dayana Caballero-Duarte
(25) was ejected from the car
during the wreck, but she
and the remaining four pas-
sengers survived. They too,
are from Cape Coral.
The First Baptist of
Madison welcomed Dr. Fer-
rell Morris as its new pas-
tor.
During their monthly
meeting held on January 3,
the Madison County
Tourism and Development
Council reviewed several
promotional tools, deter-
mining some should stay,


Kammeron Joseph, a ureene Publishing, inc.P note By Jacobn emry, uecemner z2, zi2o
sixth grader from the Madi- Local fireman,Jason Givens, holds Zion Estrada a pas-
son County Central School, sener in the. f car crash, as fireman Eric Powell looks
o u- on. she deadly rash left one dead and four injured.
outlasted his peers, and
over a dozen rounds of troduced a discount card can Red Cross CEO Joseph
competitive spelling, to win program to all residents. In Agostini fired Capital Area
the 2008 District Spelling an effort to help county res- Chapter Director Chris
Bee. idents with the escalating Floyd.
On November 7, 2007, costs of prescription drugs, Tazen Ferrell was hon-
a story was published in the Board of County Com- ored for saving his grandfa-
the Madison County Carri- missioners has signed a ther'slife.
er regarding the death of a contract to make free pre- Temperatures dropp-
ten-year-old boy named scriptiori drug discount ed to the teens the first week
Don'tavius Davori Fead cards available under a pro- in January
who' was killed during a gram sponsored by the Na- Danny A. Williams, 30,
traffic crash. His mother, tional Association ofCoun- was arrested for battery
Latara Tomeka Tyson, 32, ties (NACo), offering aver- Mosquito Control Di-
of. Madison, was later age savings of 20 percent rector Ron Mandziara re-
charged in manslaughter off the retail price of com- tired after 30 years of ser-
in February monly prescribed drugs. vice to the community
During their monthly Gail Washington was Roger Parsons fills the
meeting held February 5, named the Madison Coun- vacancy left on the Lee
,the MadtoTCotaty Devel-- ~ty ~Shool 6 istieteT T der~ n Council by Thelma
b.ment n ( CDC) Of i. *,A i:oimpn's retirement.
heard a 90-minute presen- The Lee Volunteer Geno Hayes opted out
tation from a Jacksonville- Fire Department held a fish of his final year at Florida
based commercial real es- fry on February 2 to raise State and went into the NFL
tate company proposing to funds for operations. draft. He was drafted by the
list the 50 acres owned by Michael Curtis was Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
the county near the Lee in- appointed to Lee Planning Principal Sam Stal-
naker returns from Opera-
tion Enduring Freedom in
Iraq to his job as principal
at Madison County Central
School.
Madison County joins
other counties in opposing a
state-mandated textbook,
which teaches evolution as
a fact, not a theory.
Thomat J. Griffin and
Randell D. Scott, Jr register
as sex offenders.
A rash of burglaries
hit the'City of Madison dur-
.s fo ing mid-January
2' "* Early voting turnout
V'was good in the January
'Presidential preference pri-
mary
2 i- A fire at Madison
S Heights destroyed the roof
Photo Submitted of the apartments in Build-
is holding her fifth annual hot chocolate fundraiser for the ing E at Madison Heights.
(CFF). Her sister, Abby, who has CF, left, and her sister, NFCC initiated a
3o far, Kelsi has raised over $7,000 foi the CFF search for a new college
president.
terchange. and Zoning Board. The Lee Day commit-
SDuring the regular The Madison County tee sent out a call for volun-
Board of County Commis- Recreation Complex is the teers.
sioners meeting on Febru- new home to the Madison '* Kelsi Reams held her
ary 6, Chairman Alfred County Central School fifth annual hot chocolate
Martin was proud and baseball and softball teams. sale to benefit the Cystic Fi-
pleased to receive at check During the February 6 brosis Foundation.
for $22,414.30 from Supervi- meeting' of the Madison A suspect in a bur-
sor of Elections, Jada Board of County Commis- glary at Grace Presbyterian
Williams. The funds were a sioners, the last two con- Churdh was sought by po-
surplus from the budget struction management lice.


Williams managed consist-
ing of money appropriated
for the June 2007 election.
Among the various
changes, and unfortunately
confusion, regarding the
property tax amendment
enacted from the'January
29 vote, is a requirement re-
garding tangible personal
property Specifically, one
must file a 2008 Tangible
Personal Property Tax Re-
turn to be eligible for the
$25,000 tangible personal
property exemption. The
return serves as one's ap-
plication for the exemp-
tion.
Madison County tn-


companies being consid-
ered for the upcoming
Emergency Operations
Center project were allotted
fifteen minutes to present.
Although both had merit,
in the end, Peter Brown was
awarded the contract.
Upon investigation,- it
was determined that proper
child safety restraints were
not in use, resulting in
Fead's ejection and subse-
quent death, also resulting
in serious injuries to anoth-
er child, two-year-old, Maki-
lah McClan.
With little more expla-
nation than, "This matter is
a personnel issue," Ameri-


Two people were killed
in two separate accidents on
January 9 and January 11.
Coach Jeremy Carroll,
Coach Mike Coe, Coach
Travis Hodge, Jacobbi Mc-
Daniel and Chris Thomp-
son were involved in a
wreck in Louisiana as they
were returning from a
camp in San Antonio,
Texas.
Four people were in-
jured and one passenger
was killed in a rollover on
Interstate 10.
Patrick 0. Hampton, a
Greenville man, was
arrested after a high-speed
chase.


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Ben Stewart an-
nounces his candidacy to
run for Sheriff of Madi-
son County.
Omar Bernard Teje-
da, who was wanted in
Madison County for fail-
ure to register as a sexual
offender, was arrested in
Texas, on marijuana pos-
session charges.
Louis Thompson, for-
mer NFCC athletic direc-
tor and instructor, dies af-
ter a brief illness.
Former Florida Leg-
islator Ken Smith estab-
lishes a scholarship at
North Florida Community
College to honor his sister,
Mildred Smith Bruner.
A man, Sean R Robin-
son, was critically injured
and a woman, Shalonda
Rowe, was seriously in-
jured in a wreck early on
February 7.
Phyllis Jean Spears,
an 81-year-old Madison
woman was killed in a
traffic accident in Thomas
County, Ga. on February 8.
Stephen Rusinko, a
16-year-old Lee resident,
was critically injured in a
dirt bike accident on Fri-
day evening, February 9,


The Madison County
High School Band holds a
chili dog fundraiser on
February 22 from 11-6 p.m.
at the Madison court-
house.
Madison Academy
hosts an end of six weeks
eighth grade chicken and
rice fundraiser dinner at
the Courthouse on Friday,
February 29.
The Live Oak Police
Department asks for help
in locating a white Ford
F250 with dark-tinted win-
dows and a dent in the left
front side. The truck ran
into a little girl in Live
Oak. The girl had to have
surgery and she had a con-
cussion.
Th Madison
County HIl' School un-
derclassmen were arrest-
ed on felony counts after
confessing to planting
notes on campus, which
caused the school to go
into lockdown on Friday,
February 15. The three
students were identified
as Nicholas Edward
Leslein, 17; Jessica Mae
Noe, 16; and Rey Anna
McGuire, 15.
Postmaster Mary
Santerfeit is happy to wel-


rnolo Suominuea oy narnnon WebD
Jacob Moore, left, showed the Grand Champion Steer
at the 2008 North Florida Livestock Show and Sale.
Nicole Blair, center, and Paige Peavy, right, presented him
with the ribbon.


come a new employee, Rob
Harrell, at the post office
in Lee. Harrell. is from
Live Oak and is training
to be the assistant carrier
for Rural Route 2. The reg-
ular carrier for Route 2 is
Marc Webb of Lee.
A Lee man was in-
jured in an accident on
County Road 255 on
Wednesday, February 13.
Wiley Collis was trans-
ported to Tallahassee
Memorial Hospital by
medical helicopter, where
he was treated for his in-
juries.
A man and woman
from Lee were seriously
injured in an accident


early Saturday morning,
February 16, on County
Road 255. Madison County
EMS transported Tina M.
Steele and John R. Samp-
son to the local hospital.
A wreck, involving a
Freightliner van hauling
liquor, occurred Thurs-
day, February 14, on the
interstate in Madison
County.
Two teenagers, Trav-
is Johnson and Ashley
Collis, were injured in an
accident on Valentine's
Day on Captain Brown
Road. They were taken to
Madison County Memori-
al Hospital where they
were treated and released.


Accoramg to me uty lion); operation of iNortn
Of Madison Fire Chief Al- Florida Community Col-
fred Martin, the alarm for lege recreational project
the fire at Roy's Machine ($200,000), and removal of
Shop on Millinor in Madi- solid waste and fill aban-
son came in from a 911 dis- doned landfill in
patch at 4:55 a.m., Sunday Greenville ($500,000).
morning, March 2. En- According to the
gines were on the scene at Florida Highway Patrol
5:03 a.m. and remained report dated March 1 at


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


until 11:00 a.m. The State
Fire Marshal Officer de-
termined that the blaze
was electrical and acci-
dental in nature.
Clay Huff was award-
ed the National, Wild
Turkey Federation's
Florida Wildlife Law En-
forcement Officer Of The
Year
MadisoA County has
requested $6,587,500 from
the state to pay for six pro-
jects. They include con-
struction of a new emer-
gency medical services fa-
cility ($900,000); construc-
tion of wastewater treat-
ment facility in Lee ($2
million); construction of
new multi-purpose senior
citizens center' ($187,500);
construction of new sew-
er lines from City of Madi-
son to I-10/SR 14 ($2.8 mil-


10:15 p.m., Renee J. Gilbert
of Harwinton, Conn. was
driving on Old Blue
Springs Road at a high
rate of speed when she
lost control of her vehicle.
First spinning, then ca-
reening off the road,
Gilbert drove her 2008
Chevrolet over a shrub
and then overturned,
rolling over once before
coming to rest. Fortunate-
ly, Gilbert sustained only
minor injuries
At the February 21
meeting of the American
Legion Post #131, Roy
Scott, Commander, and
Art Paquette presented
Bobby Brown a certificate
for 50 years of service to
God and country on behalf
of the American Legion.
National Commander.
During the Korean War,


Brown was assigned to me
620th Aviation Engineer
Maintenance Company
(USA) at Norton AFB, out-
side Oxford, England.
The 2008 winner for
Miss Lee was Brittany
Hudson.- Ashlyn Welch
won Miss Teen and Nicole
Davis.won Miss Pre-Teen.
Troy Platt received
top honors At the 2007
Southeastern Hay Con-
test.
Opie Peavy an-
nounced his candidacy for
Sheriff of Madison Coun-
ty.


According to the fire
report, a trailer located at
3154 South' SR 53 belong-
ing to Mildred Favors
caught fire on Saturday,
March 15.
Joe Odom was cho-
sen as Lee's Founding
Forefather for Lee Day.
Nicolas Robert De-
bisae, 19, and Raaj Vir
Parmer, 18, had their trav-
els end abruptly following
a routine traffic stop that
concluded with seven
charges, including Posses-
sion of Marijuana of
more than 20 grams and
Possession of a controlled
substance with intent to
sell.
During a special ses-
sion held Monday, March
17, at Greenville Town
Hall, Jamie Scarboro was
appointed by the Council
as the new Mayor and Ko-
vacherich "Shorty Boy"
Arnold was appointed
Vice-Mayor.
Unfortunately for
those wanting a local Wal-
Mart, or perhaps fortunate-
ly for those who didn't wel-
come the arrival of the re-
tailing giant, Wal-Mart
withdrew their plans for a
Wal-Mart at the inter-
change of State Road 53
and 1-10.
According to results
posted on
www.votemadison.com,
with 85% of the vote, Myra


valentine was reelected on
March 8 as Madison City
Commissioner for Town
Council Group #1. On the
same day, Kovacherich
"Shorty Boy" Arnold was
reelected as Greenville
City Commissioner from
District 2 with 72% of the
vote.
Damascus Mission-
ary Baptist Church hosted
an HIV/AIDS presentation
oh Thursday, March 20, at
6:30 p.m. A total of 20
churches took part in the
program.
Claymore' "Boogie"
Schiitker, age 79, died Sun-
day, March 9, 2008, at his
home in Madison, sur-
rounded by his family Fu-
neral services were held
Wednesday, March 12, at 11
a.m. at' First Baptist
Church in Madison.
A sexual predator was
sent back to jail for tamper-
ing with a tracking device
and violating his proba-
tion. According to the
Madison County Sheriff's
Office, Stephen Dupuis re-
portedly went into the
Madison Probation Office
and asked that he be sent
back to prison. He told
them he no longer wanted
to be on conditional re-
leased supervision.
Dot DeMotsis, a Lee
woman, was critically in-
jured in an automobile ac-
cident in Lowndes County,
Ga. on Monday, March 10.
She died on Monday,
March 24, at South Georgia
Medical Center in Valdos-
ta.
Laronya Haynes, a
Madison man, was shot
and wounded on his back
left side, from his buttocks
to below his shoulder
blade, on Tuesday, March
11. Aron Clark later turned
himself in for the shooting.
Marjorie Heatter was
named Honorary Miss Lee
for 2008's Lee Day, which
will be held Saturday,
April 5.


491 SE Range Ave.
Madison, FL
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2008 YEAR IN REVIEW


ureene run ismng, Ime. rPoto By micnaei urus, marcn z8, zuuo
Pictured left to right, Asa Putnal, owners Alan and Amy Webb, and Summer Jones
are all proud that Superior Trees was selected as Grand Marshal for 2008 Lee Home-
coming Day.


Tammra "Tammy" in Perry on March 26 in
Tuten Webb was the 2008 connection with a murder-
Lee Citizen of the Year. for-hire plot. According to
Superior Trees was se- the Florida Department of
lected as Grand Marshal Law Enforcement, Dallas
for the 2008 Lee Homecom- Vernon Plymel II, 34, of
ing Day. President Alan Perry, was apprehended af-
Webb joined wife Amy and ter FDLE agents from the
fellow associates Summer Tallahassee Regional Oper-
Jones and Asa Putnal in ac- ations Center (TROC) ob-
cepting this tribute. tained a warrant for his-ar-
Madison County rest. Taylor County Sher-
broke ground on April 10 iff's deputies, who were
on a $675,000 Emergency working with FDLE con-
Operations Center. ducted a traffic stop and
Jimmie's Auto & took Plymel into custody.
Truck Plaza held Trucker Michael Dickinson, a
Appreciation Days on April Madison man, was serious-
8, 9and 10. ly injured in a traffic acci-
Madison County dent in Taylor County on.
.Shools .reeived. State-Tuesday April2, ..
Reading Recognition. Madison County Cen-r
A woman was injured tral is one of the 1,500 pilot
in a one-vehicle accident on school recipients of the Na-
Captain Buie Road at Coun- tional Endowment. for the
ty Road 591 on Sunday, Humanities program, Pic-
March 23. turing AmericaSM, an in-
Ellen Marie Morgan, a novative program that
64-year-old Greenville helps teach American his-
woman, was killed in a traf- tory and provides students
fic crash on SW 1st Federal with a gateway to the
Road on Sunday March 23. broader world of the hu-
An employee at the manities.
Nestle Waters bottling The. Suwannee River
plant in Lee was arrested Water Management Dis-


trict (District) governing
board modified its Phase IT
Water Shortage Order on
Tuesday March 11, to delay
implementation of manda-
tory water restrictions un-
til May 14.
Madison County
Farm Bureau, under the
leadership of Agency Man-
ager Freddy Pitts (who also
manages Jefferson,
Lafayette and Taylor coun-
ties), was recognized by
Southern Farm Bureau
Life Insurance Company as
the, "Leading Agency in
Paid In-force Annuity Pre-
mium"" in Florida's north:
region~-
..The fifth grade. class
at Lee Elementary School
hosted a chicken and rice
dinner fundraiser on Fri-
day, April 11, from 5-7 p.m.
The Madison County
High School Cowboys state
football championship
team was honored at a
cookout celebration on Fri-
day, April 11, at 2 p.mi at the
Haffye Hays Park in
Greenville.
A Becky's Dance Steps
Studio studenW4as injured


during a dance routine at
Lee Day on Saturday April
5. April Bishop, 16, was in
the middle of a routine on
the tennis court when she
turned to do a leap and
landed on her foot. She
heard her ankle pop and
went down on the court.
The laboratory license
at Madison County Memor-
ial Hospital expired in Oc-
tober 2007. Hospital offi-
cials did not notice that it
had expired until earlier
this month. The hospital
has its lab license restored
on Friday, April 18.
A Madison woman
was arrested on Sunday,
April 13, following an alter-
cation for aggravated as-
sault. When Patrolman
Eric Gilbert arrived at the
scene, he was met by Janie
Michelle Blackshear who
told him to take her to jail
because she had stabbed
her husband.
April 19th was the an-
niversary of a tornado that
devastated Madison Coun-
ty
Federal agents raided
Pilgrim's Pride in Suwan-
nee County last Wednesday
April 16, as part of a U.S.
Immigrations and Customs
Enforcement target opera-
tion.
Kevin Miller, a Pinetta
man, was injured in. an
ATV accident on NE Ridge
Loop early Friday morn-
ing, April 18.
On April 23, the Madi-
son City Commission
heard an impassioned ap-
"pal to liminae' impact
fees, hook-up fees and sig-
nage fees for all existing
and new businesses in
Madison.
Joey Shaun Nichols,
of Jasper, was killed early
Saturday morning, April
19, in a traffic crash three
miles east of Lee on U.S. 90.
People express their
displeasure over NFCC's
decision to drop college
athletics.


Chief Alfred Martin was
named the Madison Coun-
ty Citizen of the Year on
April 25 during a keynote
presentation that kicked
off the weekend activities
of the 2008 Four Freedoms
Festival. The award is
sponsored by the Greater
Madison Chamber of
Commerce and is present-
ed annually to that citizen
that reflects the character
and characteristics that
have come to define Madi-
son County.
The graduation rate
at the high school was 66.0
percent and the number of
dropouts for Madison
County for 2006-2007 was
low during the 2006-2007
school year, coming in at
5.5 percent.
A piece of history
went up in smoke Monday,
May 12, as an old Cherry
Lake home burned to the
ground. The house was lo-
cated at 1090 NE County
Road 150 and was owned
by Ron and Judy Rath-
mussen, who used it as a
guest house.
Vickie R. Bosse, a Lee
woman, was taken to the
local hospital for treat-
ment and her 1998 Ford
car was totaled in a wreck
as she hit a post holding a
billboard up on Highway
53 South on Friday, April
25.


Dan Studstill, who is
a firefighter with Madison
Fire and Rescue, can truly
be called an iron man be-
cause he completed the
Ford Ironman 70.3 event at
Fort Wildnerness at the
Disney World Resort this
past Sunday, May 18.
A Madison man was
arrested on Saturday, May
17, after he stabbed anoth-
er Madison man. He was
charged with felony ag-
gravated battery Accord-
ing to a Madison Police
Department report, a wit-
ness reported that
Rudolph Marshall, 55, had
stabbed the victim at a
residence on SW George-
town Road in Madison.
Eli Sprenkle will be-


Alfred Martin (left) receives the 2008 Madison Coun-
ty Citizen of the Year Award from Ray Griffin, President of
the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce who, spon-
sored the award.


gin college a little bit ear-
lier than his Madison
County High School class-
mates. He has been or-
dered to report to
Bethune-Cookman Col-
lege in Daytona Beach on
August 7. That's when
football practice begins
and Sprenkle will be
worked -in the rotation
from the start as a defen-
sive lineman.
Blake Sapp was
named the valedictorian
at Madison County High
School. Megan Jackson
was named its salutatori-


Julius Hackett has
been named Phe new gen-
eral manager at Tri-Coun-
ty Electric Cooperative.
During the regular
meeting of April 28 at
Madison Lodge No. 11
F.&A.M., three candidates
were raised to Master Ma-
son. In addition, Louis
Demotsis was presented a
perpetual membership on
behalf of his wife Dot,
who is recently deceased
and sorely missed by all,
as well as his son Tim and
daughter Tina.










ay, January 21, 2009


www.greenepublishing.com Madison County Carrier 5B


2008 YEAR IN REVIEW


Gameday fans will see a
fresh young face on the in-
tro to the show. Casey
Arnold, of Madison, will
be featured as a college
student at a Big and Rich
concert while they are
singing the show's theme
song, "Coming to Your
City."
FCAT retakes were
scheduled For June 16-18.
Lee sought to expand
water infrastructure to
promote development.
On Monday night,
June 16, numerous local
viewers of the Late Show
with David Letterman
shouted back at the
screen, "Hey I know that
guy!" David Letterman
has an ongoing segment
on his show called "Small
Town News" where he
refers to humorous and
folksy articles from papers
around the nation. In this
case, the reference was to
the Madison County Car-
rier, but instead of noting
a headline, Letterman
simply pointed out that
one of his writers, Bob
Borden, bore a striking re-
semblance to this paper's
Editor Jacob Bembry.
Ray Griffin, Chair-,
man of the Board of the
Greater Madison Cham-
ber of Commerce, an-


nouncea tnat rea Ens-
minger has been chosen as
the Executive Director for
the Chamber. Representa-
tives from the Chamber:
Board and the Toutism
Development Council
(TDC), which the position
will also serve, reached a
decision last Friday, June
20.
Jim Catron and
Shirley vonRhoden re-
placed Doug McNicol and
Myra Valentine on the
Tourist Development
Council.
Jesse Ramon Jackson
was arrested Thursday,
May 29, for a home inva-
sion robbery, which took
place in the City of Madi-
son earlier in the week.
Darrell Miller, of
Greenville, died at 10 p.m.
Monday night, June 2, at
Tallahassee Memorial
Hospital from wounds suf-
fered in an altercation on
Sunday, May 25.
Madison County
Sheriff's employees dis-
covered that a father and
son were wanted on mur-
der charges in Highlands
County after the father
was arrested. Arrested
were Tirso Marin Medina
and his son, Juan Tirso
Perez-Marin.
The 12 and under
Madison County All-Star


team won me District a
Cal Ripken Baseball
Championship at a tour-
nament held in Madison.
A fire on Friday
evening, June 6, destroyed
a mobile home in the
Ravenswood Trailer Park.
The home belonged to
Willie Bell, who was not
home at the time.
A man, Byran
Whitifeld and a two-year
child, Shamad Whitfield,
were injured as their 1993
Subaru was hit by a 2003
Ford pickup at the inter-
section of US. Highway 90
and NE Country Road on
Friday, June 6.
Yolanda V Cruz, of
Camilla, Ga., was killed
and six people were seri-
ously injured in a traffic
crash on Interstate 10 at
the 236-mile marker, west
of Greenville, early Fri-
day morning, June 6.
A Madison man was
arrested for driving under
the influence and leaving
the scene of an accident
on Monday night, June 9.
According to a Florida
Highway Patrol report,
Christopher R. Goolsby,
29, was traveling east on
U.S. Highway 90 and made
a wide turn onto SE
Corinth Church Road.
Goolsby drove onto the
east shoulder, striking a


with the front and under-
carriage of his 1993 Cadil-
lac.
-Jay Fraleigh and
Fraleigh's Nursery were
featured on the June 25
edition of Farm Bureau
Today on June 25.
Jontavia Pratt and
Jaketta Pratt were injured
in a rollover, involving a
car versus a deer, and
transported to the hospi-
tal on Saturday, June 14.
Katelynn Ann Scar-
bore, 16, a Greenville
teenager and Danny R.
Richardson, a Pinetta
man, were injured in a
traffic accident on
Wednesday, June 11.
Grady Cochran was
injured and had his truck
totaled early Sunday
morning, June 15.
Suwannee River Wa-
ter Management District
(District) officials an-
nounced the commence-
ment of a'large-scale his-
toric preservation project
in Madison County on the
plantation mansion and
grounds once occupied by
Governor George E Drew
during the 19th century
Four people were in-
jured in a traffic crash on
Old Blue Springs Road in
Lee on Friday 'evening,
June 20.


Young Farmers And
Ranchers honored Will
Kendrick.
During its July 1
.meeting, the Madison
County Development
Council (MCDC) recom-
mended names to fill four
vacancies recently created
from a combination of re-
tirement and resignation.
Included in this group is
Ted Ensminger, the newly
appointed Executive Direc-
tor of the Greater Madison
Chamber- of Commerce
and Julius Hackett, Man-
ager of, Tri-County Elec-
tric Cooperative who is re-
placing long-standing
member Ron Bass. In addi-
tion, John Grosskopf, In-
terim President of North
Florida Community Col-
lege is recommended to re-
place retiring President
Morris Steen and real es-
tate broker Roy Milliron to
replace Stephen Pike.
Greenville and Lee
schools were praised for
FCAT Improvement.
A monument was ded.
icated to Steve Agner on
June 28. Agner was killed
July 26, 1999, while work-
ing traffic patrol duty for
road construction on Inter-
state 10. The monument
was erected on the west
side of the Courthouse
near the flagpole.
Mel Roberts leaves his
position as principal of
Greenville Elementary
School to take a similar po-
sition in Jefferson County.
The County Commis-
sion votes in a higher ten-
tative millage to meet bud-
get concerns.
Because of d miss-
ing stop sign, seven people
were injured in an automo-
bile accident at the corner
of SE Osgood Avenue and
SE Gillislee \Avenue on
Sunday, June 29, at 10:55
p.m.
Two Lee teenagers,
Jamesoh and Skyler
Thompson, were injured in
an automobile accident on


ureene PubliShing, InC. nPOtO By MIicnael Curtis, July 4, ZUUU
Ed Meggs (left) accepts a commemorative flag on behalf of a grateful community.
The flag was presented to Madison County by Sam Stalnaker during the July 4 cele-
bration at Lake Francis. The flag flew over his post In Afghanistan.


Saturday, June 28, after a
2000 Jeep collided with an
oak tree that had been
blown down by the wind
and fallen across Old Blue
Springs Road.
SA 1998 Freight Liner
burned completely and its
driver was killed in an acci-
dent on Interstate 10 west-
bound, just west of the 255
mile marker on Tuesday,
July 1.
Commissioners Roy
Ellis And Ronnie Moore be-
come Certified Advanced
County Commissioners.
The Greenville Volun-
teer Fire Department host-
ed a political rally on Sat-
urday, July 12, at Haffye
Hays Park in Greenville.
A woman was injured
in a semi vs. car accident
on Sunday, July 6, at the
244-mile marker on Inter-
state 10.
A teenager was killed
in a traffic crash early
Tuesday morning, July 8.
Madison County Cen-
tral School adopted a dress
code policy for the 2008-2009
school year.
A grocery store work-
er is checking out a Geor-


gia Lottery win. Jennifer
Butler, 25, of Greenville,
played the instant game
Jumbo Bucks Classic and
won a $50,000 top prize.
The New Home Volun-
teer Fire Department host-
ed a political rally and a
fundraiser on Saturday,
July 19.
The Madison County
12U Baseball All Stars fin-
ished second in this year's
Cal Ripken State Tourna-
ment held this past week-
end in Jacksonville Beach,
Florida.
Christian Heritage
Academy held a cake auc-
tion and chicken dinner on
Saturday, July 19, at 11:30
p.m.
A man, who was ap-
parently posing as a Madi-
son law officer, allegedly
stopped a Valdosta, Ga.
woman on Tuesday, July 15.
Angela Bryant was in-
jured and a cow was killed
in an accident on Highway
53 South, in Madison on
Monday morning, July 16.
The Madison County
High School Cowboy foot-
ball team sold "Cowboy
Cards" to raise money for


the team.
Two Madisqn men
and one Madison woman
were recently arrested for
the home invasion robbery
and attack of an 81-year-old
Eagin Hill woman.
Madison Police Sgt.
Chris Cooks arrested
Corbin Davis, 20, of Madi-
son, on Friday, July 18, and
charged him with vehicle
theft and burglarizing the
Madison County School
District's bus. barn.
The Madison Police
Department investigated
two burglaries, which oc-
curred over a weekend. Ac-
cording to MPD reports,
someone reportedly broke
into the freezer at Big
Mike's Produce and stole
eight cases of frog legs. The
total cost of the frog legs
was $184. Officers also in-
vestigating the burglary of
the Red Barn (Madison
Auto and Tractor Parts).
One of the owners of the
business reported to the po-
lice on Sunday morning,
July 19 that the store had
been broken into and cash
was missing from two of
the four cash registers.


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2008 YEAR IN REVIEW


SARiC Maal-
|8|- son/Jefferson would like
to welcome Lisa Masters
Reeves as the newest
member of the ARC Madi-
son/Jefferson (Personnel
Development Services)
family
After almost twelve
years on the staff of U.S.
Congressman Allen Boyd,
performing various roles
with responsibilities
throughout the 2nd Dis-
trict of Florida, Bobby,
Pickels accepted the posi-
tion of Community Rela-
tions Manager for
Progress Energy working
out of their Monticello .of-
fice.
Florida District 10
Representative Will
Kendrick visited Madison
on August 19 to present a
Sfew checks and share a
memory or two with the
grateful supporters who
came out to meet him.
Dignitaries anid guests
gathered on the grounds
located at the intersection'
of Martin Luther King
Drive and Bunker Street,
where Kendrick delivered
two checks for $33,902.17,
one designated for Madi-
son Park and the other for
Lake Frances Park.
Two strong storms,
swept through Madison
County on Thursday, Au-
gust 13. The earlier
storm, which came
through the county about
1 p.m., brought enormous
winds that wreaked havoc
on both residences and,
businesses.: :.Personal
property as well, such as
cars, as well as outdoor.
residential property like
picnic tables and chairs,_
were destroyed by downed'
limbs and in many in-
stances, entire trees.


A mannunt for fugi-
tive sought by the U.S.
Marshal's Service, the
Madison County Sheriff's
Office and a tactical team
out of Tallahassee was
called off Sunday night,
August. 3, at approximate-
ly 9:30 p.m. Matthew Oliv-
er Lowe was wanted on
charges out of Palm
Beach County' for
weapons possession and
failure to appear for pos-
session of a firearm by a
convicted felon. Lowe had


1, at approximately 10:30
a.m., the Madison Police
Department received a
call to the Arbours at
Madison Apartment Com-
plexAn reference to a body
found in an apartment.
Responding officers and
EMS found a body, later
identified as Jaguar Gee,
age 31, of Madison in the
apartment. The death is
being investigated as a
homicide. Officers se-
cured the scene and noti-
fied the Florida Depart-


Photo Submitted
Lou Miller proudly receives the district award from
Florida Commissioner of Education, Dr. Eric J. Smith, ac-
knowledging the exceptional reading improvement real-
ized by the Madison School District Schools as part of
the Reading First Program.


been seen in Madison
County and when
deputies and U.S. Mar-
shals went to arrest him,
he fled on foot in the U.S.
221 North area, He ended.
up in Georgia after being
given a ride by an older
couple on a dirt road off-
U.S. 221. -
A man was injured
in an accident at the west-
bound 240-mile marker on,
Interstate 10 on Sunday
afternoon, August 3.
On Friday, August


ment of Law Enforcement
Office, and State Attor-
ney's Office.
Funds appropriated
by the Florida Legislature
this year J .for' the.
Greenville Landfill were
presented to the town by
Rep. Will Kendrick (R-
Carrabelle) on Tuesday,
August 19, 2008.
The Madison Police
Department and the
Madison County Sheriff's
Office were looking for
suspects in two attempted


burglaries on Thursday
morning, August 7. Ac-
cording to MPD. Patrol-
man David Jarvis, he re-
sponded to a call at the
Pure Oil station on Base
Street in Madison in ref-
erence to an alarm at
about 5:41 a.m. When he
arrived, the glass in the
front door had been bust-
ed out. At approximately
the same time, deputies
responded to an attempt-
ed burglary at Clover
Farm Grocery.
Madison County has
received $6,149.99 this
year from the Suwannee
River Water Management
District for tax revenues
lost from land purchases
made. in 2007. Madison
County is one of eleven
counties to receive .pay-
ment this year from the
District.
Three people were
arrested on Thursday, Au-
gust 7, and charged with
possession of crack co-
caine and drug parapher-
nalia.
Madison Fire and
Rescue held a boot drive
for the Muscular Dystro-
phy Association on Fri-
day, August 22, and Friday,
August 29.
The Florida Depart-
ment of Law Enforcement
and the Madison County
Sheriff's Office, along
with the Taylor County
Sheriff's Office, U.S. At-
torney's Office, Northern
.District of Florida, Drug
.Enforcement Administra-.
tion and the Bureau of Al-
cohol, Tobacco, Firearms
and Explosives arrested
five people on August 19
on methamphetamine
drug charges pursuant to
two federal search war-
rants.


High School Cowboys, who
were ranked number 14 in
the nation by USA Today,
squared off against the
Godby' High Cougars from
Tallahassee on Halloween,
night, October 31, on ESP-
NU, :a national sports net-
work.
Dan' Fenneman is
Madison County's newest
agricultural extension,
agent.
Among business dis-
cussed during the Septem-
ber 17 regular session of
the Madison County Board
of County Commissioners,
the board and Clerk of the
Court were pleased to an-.
nounce that the incoming.
judge of the circuit court,
Greg Parker, who is replac-
ing the retiring Hon. Judge
John W Peach will locate
his office in the Madison
County Courthouse.
In recent years, more
and more agencies are be-
ing asked for their input
and cooperation to improve
emergency response and
management, especially
when in light of the cata-
strophic emergencies that
have hit the Gulf. Realizing
that the process involves
numerous entities, Madi-
son County Emergency
Management, under the su-
pervision of Director Jim
Stanley and Coordinator
Vicki Brown, held a strate-
gy workshop on September
reeds 15 to develop new, and re-
view existing, priorities.
The agenda for the
Madison County School
Board meeting of Septem-


though the board did ap:
prove the 2008-2009 Salary
Schedules for Instructional
and Non-Instructional Em-
ployees;
Joyce Howard, long
time smiling face of Mor-
row Insurance, retired.
Although the operat-
ing millage rate increased
from 8.082 to 8.4205 for the
2008-2009 fiscal year, the
new rate was equal to the
rolled-back rate.
* Late Saturday
evening, August 30, a fire
broke out in a residence in
Greenville, leaving. the
house in ashes and the fam-
ily who lived there home-
less. Ronnie and Sandy Lee
and their two sons, includ-
ing one who is quadripleg-
ic, were not at home at the
time of the fire, which was
sparked by some faulty
light fixtures.
John Ross Pickles was
critically injured in a one-
vehicle accident on State
Road 53, two miles north of
Cherry Lake early Satur-
day morning, September 7.
An employee of Citi
Trends was arrested for let-
ting people leave the store
with numerous items that
she had not rung up and
charged them for on
Wednesday September 3.
Hanson United
Methodist Church hosted
their annual Fun Day on
Saturday, September 13.
The Town of
Greenville received
$116,000 in legislative fund-
ing during the past session
to pay for required semi-an-


town's former landfill off American Revolution.
Highway 221, just south of The City of Madison
Greenville. voted to proceed. with a
*A car flipped over af- lawsuit against Madison
ter being hit by another ve- Heights.
hidcle on Friday, September "It's a great honor. I'm
12, on Meetihg Street in so humbled and grateful,"
Madison. Claude Thigpen, a


A friendly panic at the pump occurred late Friday af-
ternoon, September 12, at the Johnson & Johnson gas
station on Base Street, operated by Chuck Dickey.


Usually, when a fire
truck arrives at a house, it
is to bring relief from a
blaze or other life- or prop-
ertythreatening event. The
fire truck doesn't usually
come up the front porch
and cause property damage
itself. That's exactly what
happened on Monday
morning, September 15,
when a fire truck rolled out
of the bay at Madison Fire
and Rescue on SW Dade
Street and rolled across the
road, and up the front steps
at 307 SW Dade Street.
The City Of Madison
Mayor presented a Consti-
tution Week Proclamation


Greenville native, %who was
inducted in the Florida
State University Sports
Hall of Fame on Friday,
September 5, said.
The Lee Community
Volunteer Fire Department
hosted a fish dinner on Sat-
urday, 'September 27, from
4-8 p.m.
The Madison County
Chanmber of Commerce &
Tourism declared Friday,
September 26 as "William
Johnson Bibb Day" and
will be saluting our "Home-
town Hero" with a special
celebration and reception
at the Four Freedoms Park
in downtown Madison.


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/2008 YEAR IN REVIEW


The. United gathered at the Ag Exten-
Methodist Cooperative sion Office to standing
Ministries Thrift Shop, lo- room only, where they re-
cated at 799 Pinckney ceived praise, prizes and a
Street in Madison, recent- plentiful barbecue dinner-
ly had the privilege of hav- sponsored by the Madison
ing a shopper who is 102 County Board of County
years young, Mrs. Willie Commissioners, depart-


Blair performed an un-
precedented ceremony
that would bring any fa-
ther to tears and any com-
munity to immense pride.
On this unique occasion in
Florida judicial history,
Blair not only got the op-


urueie l rUiiiiing, uIn iiutu Dy miniicui uIis, oUpumur n II uu
County leadership took an evening to say thanks to the exceptional men and
women of the Volunteer Fire Departments of Madison County. Pictured left to right, Tim
Sanders, Wayne Vickers, Red Henderson, Allen Cherry, Jim Stanley, Juan Botino and
Roy Ellis were among those saying, "Job very well done!"


Parks. Parks, who lives
with her :sister, Emma.
Smith, came to the Thrift
Shop with her sister;
Smith, who is 92 years
young, is Parks' -main
caregiver and is a regular
shopper at the Thrift Shop
for clothing and other
items. .
The Madison County
Board of County Commis-
sioners (BOCC) approved
the purchase of the 11,000
plus square foot building
located adjacent to the.
Courthouse. Annex on-
Pinckney Street at a cost
of $525;000.
,On September 12, the
men and women of the
Madison County Volun-
teer, Fire Departments






; RyanCruosby, a 20-'
year-old Madison man,
was arrested on Friday,
October 31, and charged
with murder' following
his confession.
Cora 'Thigpen, 98
years old and a resident
of Lake Park of Madison,
enjoyed the Williams
Family Reunion. on Octo-
ber 18 at Lee City Hall.
Madison County vot-
ers made a decision when
they cast their vote in the
November 4 general elec-
tion and elected a new
sheriff (Ben Stewart), a
new county commission-
er (Justin Hamrick), (plus
one elected in the Septem-


ment heads and a grateful
community that recog-
nizes the incredible job
and sacrifice these fami-
lies make to ensure the
safety of residents and
businesses throughout
-Madison County.
Pilgrim's Pride stock
(ticker: PPC) continued its
dramatic slide in October,
after trading in the shares
were halted, following a
major drop due to dismal
news regarding projected
fourth quarter earnings.
In a ceremony as rare
as it was wonderful, on Oc-
tober 3, among a room full
of family, friends and com-n
munity visitors gathered
at the Madison County
Courthouse, Judge Wetzel


rish), and helped a Madi-
son County resident
(Leonard Bembry) get
elected to the Florida Leg-
islature for the first time
in over 20'years.
"Trick or Treat?'"
said the undefeated God-
by Cougars when they
rang the doorbell at Boot
Hill on Halloween night.
Unfortunately for the vis-
itors, the. response wasn't
grandma with a bowl of
chocolate. Instead, Uncle
Frankie and the boys
from Madison County
opened the door, not to
mention another can they
opened, handing the


portunity to see his daugh-'
ter, Sara Elise Blair, be
sworn in as a member of
the Florida Bar Associa-
tion, but he also had the
honor of being the judge
to perform the service.
According to Nate
Custer, Public Information
Officer with the Federal
Emergency Management
Agency, better known as
FEMA, Madison County is
now declared eligible for
disaster recovery assis-
tance from damages
brought on. by Tropical
Storm Faye.
Simeria Alexander
did well, scoring high on.
the FCAT.
Kris Kuhl is named
the Lee Public Works Di-


and a long, late, lonely
trip back to Tallahassee.
On October 23, local
residents gathered at the
Four Freedoms Gazebo
for a moment of prayer,
asking the Lord to lring
His guidance and will to
Madison County. With
numerous issues facing
the community and
America, from the elec-
tion to the bailout to peo-
ple losing jobs down the
street, everyone joined
hands and took turns
praying for His direction
and forgiveness.
Greene Publishing.
joined a Quit Smoking


Se r ireene Publlsning, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, November 3, zowS
Voters in Madison were surprised Monday afternoon, November 3, when they saw
Sarah Palin standing in the Four Freedoms Park with a crowd of her supporters, waving to
passersby. Sarah Palin was actually played by Julie Maultsby. Pictured, left to right: Cather-
ine Maultsby, Julie Maultsby as Sarah Palin, Claire Maultsby, Bunny Maultsby, Robin Odi-
orne, Katelyn Scott, J.P. Maultsby and Jenny Andrews.


rector, replacing Mike
Register who retired from
the post.
Amtrak looks at
plans to return service to
Madison.
The' Walker-Williams
playground was dedicated
in Pinetta.
* Lee United Methodist
Church held its 180th
Homecoming.
Alphonso "Coot"
Hudson celebrated his
97th birthday.;
After a term filled
with lawsuits and threat-
ened lawsuits and contro-,
versy, Gov. Chrlie Crist re-
placed Paye Todd on ,the
Madison County Hospital
Board of Directors.
The murder trial for
Brandon Javar Williams:
.ended with a mistrial after
the jury could not reach.a
decision. He later pled for
a reduced sentence.
A wreck, between a
pickup truck and a school
bus resulted in $3,000 in
damages to both vehicles.
Two semi tractor-
trailers collided on Mon-
day night, September 29,
on Interstate 10, south of
Greenville, causing one
traffic lane' to be blocked.
A 1993 Honda sus-
tained massive damage in
an accident with a 1988 In-
ternational truck on
Thursday, October 3, at the
intersection of County
Road 150 (Lovett) and U.S.
Highway 90.
The First District
Court of Appeals in Talla-
hassee reversed a convic-
tion against Joshua Cham-
blin, on Tuesday, October 7.
The John Maultsby
family recognized as
longest registered Repub-
licans.


Lee First Baptist
welcomed old friends at
its 104th homecoming.
Jessie Hall was cho-,
sen the 2008 MCHS Home-
coming Queen.
Jacob Schindler: is
recognized for revolution-
izing kudzu eradication.
On November 17,
Circuit Judge John Peach
swore in the recently
elected officials for Madi-
son County, including
those that ran unopposed.
In a tearful but cheerful
ceremony, family and
friend gathered at the
County Courthouse as
each officer accepted the
responsibilities 'of his or
her office. Officers sworn
in included Ben Stewart,
Madison County Sheriff,
Tim Sanders, Clerk of the
Court; Frances Ginn, Tax
Collector; Leigh Barfield,
Property Appraiser; Jada
Woods-Williams, Supervi-
sor of Elections;. Lou
Miller, Superintendent of
Schools; Roy Ellis, Coun-
ty Commissioner District
5; Renetta Parrish, Coun-
ty Commissioner District
3 and Justin Hamrick,
County Commissioner
District 1.
Turning a working
tobacco farm into a self-
sustaining showcase of
multiple-use and habitat
diversity is a daunting
task, but the Ashley Fam-
ily of Madison County,
Florida, has certainly
succeeded. In ceremonies
at their farm on Thurs-
day, November 6, Don
Ashley and his sister,


Photo suomitted
J.D. Coody, a student at NFCC's drafting program, designed the
plans for the Lee City addition (shown below). Coody is pictured above
with his drafting instructor, Lauri Newton.


ber 17, 14 miles south of
Greenville.
The driver of a 2008
Dodge pickup was seri-
ously injured and his
truck was totaled after he
fell asleep and struck
trees near the 254-mile
marker.
Tammy Snyder and
Thomas Davis, a Pinetta
woman and man, were se-
riously injured in a car
wreck Wednesday
evening, November 18.
Two Dave Galbraith
League teams vied for the
championships in their


of Madison was killed in
a fire early Sunday morn-
ing, November 23.
North Florida Com-
munity College drafting
student J.D. Coody de-
signed the plans for the
Lee City Hall addition.
The State of Flori-
da's unemployment sta-
tistics for October have
been released and Madi-
son County ranked num-
ber 14 in the state.
A truck was de-
stroyed in a fire on Inter-
state 10 on Tuesday, No-
vember 25.








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2008 YEAR IN REVIEW


Wednesday, January 2'1, 2009


Photo submitted by Lisa Flournoy, November 28, 2008.
Jordan Carroll raises his arms in victory as the Cowboys defeat Pensacola
Catholic 35-28 on Thanksgiving weekend. The Cowboys will played Bolles Friday night,
December 5, at 7:30 p.m. at Boot Hill.


Oil prices on hit levels
not seen in more than three
years and retail gasoline
prices are now below $2
across nearly half of the
country Benchmark crude
fell as low as $48.50 a barrel
on the New York Mercantile


Exchange, levels last seen
on May 18, 2005, when oil hit
$46.80,a barrel
A petition to legalize
liquor in Madison County is
denied.
Kimela Thomas was
set to perform on BET's


Sunday Best Contest.
A woman was arrested
for filing a false police re-
port and perjury on Tues-
day, November 25.
A murder indictment
was returned on Monday,
Dec. 1, against Ryan Crosby


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.* A man was critically Sgt. Stewart Smith, a Florida Highway Patrol officer
injured and a 1994 Buick from Madison, arrested a Lakeland man on Thanksgiving
Lesabre was totaled in a day and seized the man's 2007 Dodge Charger SRT-8.


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