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Title: Madison County carrier
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Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Tommy Greene
Place of Publication: Madison, Fla
Publication Date: February 11, 2009
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Aug. 5, 1964.
General Note: Co-publisher: Mary Ellen Greene.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 32, no. 15 (Nov. 22, 1995).
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'1ACLU Files Suit Against School Board


Sex Offender

Registers With

Madison Address


Micnael cooper
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A sex offender has reg-
istered with a Madison ad-
dress.
According to the Flori-
da Department of Law En-
forcement, Michael Anty-
one Cooper registered with
an address of 159 SW 1st
Avenue on February 2.
Cooper is a 31-year-old
black male, who stands
6'1" tall and weighs 275
pounds. He has black hair
arid brown eyes. His quali-
fying offenses include a
jeiwd and lascivious act
ippon a child under 16
:years of age and failure to
.register as a sex offender.
- The charges stem from
Seminole and Volusia
Counties.

Sheriff's Office

Hosting

Agricultural

Info Meeting

By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Madison County
Sheriff's Office, in con-
junction with the Florida
Department of Transporta-
tion, Office of Motor Car-
rier Compliance, Law En-
forcement Operations;
Madison County Farm
Bureau; and Farmers Co-
operative of Madison will
be holding an information-
al:meeting for local farm-
ers. The meeting will in-
elude an overview of laws
pertaining to the trans-
portation of agriculture
products, equipment, and
fuel on local and state
highways. The presenta-
tion will be followed by a
question and answer peri-
od.
Madison County Sher-
iff Ben Stewart noted the
meeting was requested for
the purpose of providing
information for, and an-
swering questions from,
local farmers regarding
the operation and trans-
portation of their equip-
ment and products.
"There are new laws,
as well as many exemp-
tions, that concern only
farmers that will be cov-
ered in the presentation.
Colonel David Dees, Di-
rector; Captain Derek
Barrs, Regional 6 Com-
mander; and other repre-
sentatives of the Office of
Motor Carrier Compli-
ance, Law Enforcement
Operations, will give the
presentation," Stewart ex-
plained.
The meeting will be
Please See Sheriff, Page
2A


Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Michael Curtis, Feb. 5, 2009

hs Adams Named Teacher Of The Year
Christy Adams, left, was named Madison County's
Teacher of the Year at the banquet held Thursday
evening, Feb. 5, at North Florida Community College.
Madison County Central School Principal Sam Stalnaker,
left, and Bailey McClellan, center, present Adams with
the award. For full coverage of the banquet, please see
pages 2 and 3B.


On the morning of Tues-
day, February 3, members of
the Madison County Sher-
iff's Office K-9 Unit and
School Resource Officers
Unit worked in conjunction
with school administrators
to conduct spot checks of
school grounds for illegal
contraband. K-9 Corporal
Michael Maurice, K-9 Deputy
Jason Whitfield, S.R.O.
Sergeant Charlie Dickey And
S.R.O. Corporal Maurice
Alexander along with Princi-
pal Ben Killingsworth of the
High School, Principal Liz
Hodge of the Excel School,
and several other school staff
members conducted the op-
eration.
During 'the operation,
school administrators picked
random rooms at the Madi-
son County High School and
the Madison County Excel
School to be screened for ille-
gal contraband. The school
administrator locked the
rooms down and removed
the students to check each
person for contraband. Once
the rooms were empty, the
Sheriff's Office scanned the


r- /* a
rooms and items ith the K-9
teams.
During. the spot checks,
they located contraband at
both schools. At the high
school, administrators locat-
ed contraband tobacco and at
the Excel School, K-9 team
Jason Whitfield and "Nitro"
located thirteen bags of mar-
ijuana packaged for resale af-
ter K-9 "Nitro" alerted on a
classroom computer printer.
The thirteen bags were
found .hidden inside the
printer, which the students
had access to. The bags had a
total of 15.6 grams of mari-
juana with a resale value of
$260.
Sergeant Charlie Dickey
is conducting an investiga-
tion into the marijuana and
school administrators han-
dled the tobacco in house.
The Sheriff's Office K-9
Unit is developing a plan
with the S.R.O. Unit and
school administrators. The
two will continue doing ran-
dom spot checks of different
schools for illegal contra-
band throughout the school
year.


Man Arrested For Drug

Possession With Intent To Sell
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Madison police arrested a man Friday, Feb. 6, for
drug possession with intent to sell.
According to a Madison Police Department report,
Reserve Patrolman Ben Mabry initiated a traffic stop of
a vehicle.
When Mabry approached the driver, later identified
as Kenneth Sermons, 41, of Valdosta, Ga., Sermons gave
him a false name and date of birth.
Once Sermons' identification was discovered, it was
confirmed through dispatch that his drivers' license
was suspended.
When Sermons was asked if there was anything il-
legal in the vehicle, he said that there was marijuana
under the front seat of his vehicle.
Sermons was arrested for resisting without vio-
lence, driving while license suspended with knowledge
and possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana
with intent to sell.


2009 Honorary Miss Lee


Elvira-Brown is this year's honorary Miss Lee.
Julia Elvira Williams and on December 24, 1929,
Brown was born July 31, the family moved to a farm
1923 in Glen St. Mary, Bak- one-and-a-half miles south
er County, Florida. Her of Lee in Madison County
parents were Henry Her- Elvira attended
mon Williams (1899-1991) schools in Lee through the
and Osie Ella Sullivan 5th grade, then the Enter-
Williams (1895-1980). Elvi- prise school for 6th, 7th
ra was the oldest of ten and 8th grades, and then
children, her brothers and back to the Lee school for
sisters being Amos (de- the 9th and 10th grades.
ceased), Henry (deceased), She attended school. in
Carlie (deceased), two in- Madison for the 11th
fant sisters (deceased), grade.
Osie, Enoch, Ila Belle and Elvira has attended
Carolyn. Corinth Primitive Baptist
When Elvira was two Church for over 85 years,
years old, her family and it was while visiting
moved to Suwannee Coun- Mt. Nebo Primitive Bap-
ty (the Rocky Sink area) tist Church in Lafayette

Newspapers

Publishing

Stingers
The Madison County
Carrier and The Madison
Enterprise-Recorder is
publishing in each edi-
tion, "Stingers" sent in
by our readers.
"Stingers" are de-
fined as pet peeves of our
readers, and are general,
rather than specific.
They are not meant to at-
tack any individual nor
'institution, but rather to
poke fun at the human i
condition. Our intention
is to draw attention to
situations by pointing
out their comical as-
pects.
The papers reserve to
right not to print any-
thing deemed offensive.
"Stingers" can be
emailed to Jacob Bembry,
e d i t o r ,
at jacob@greenepublishi
ng.comrn


County that she and Wal-
ter McGuire Brown (who
had taken his mother to
visit Mt. Nebo also) struck
up a close friendship that
turned into a love that
lasted for over-60 years un-
til Walter's death 'in 2001.
He was the only sweet-
heart Elvira ever had.
Walter and Elvira mar-
ried on November 1;, 1940
and were blessed with five
children: Louise, James W.
(Billy), Harold, Dale and
Osie (deceased). Walter
and Elvira sent their five
children to school for a to-
tal of 76 years, with Louise
a graduate of Florida
State University; Billy, a
graduate of Abraham
Baldwin Agricultural Col-
lege; Harold, a graduate of
Valdosta Tech; Dale, at-
tended Florida State Uni-
versity and the University
of Louisville; and Osie, a
graduate of Florida State
University.
Elvira has seven
grandchildren: Todd Ware
(deceased), Shannon
Speight, and Harriet
Please See Honorary
Miss Lee, Page 2A


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VIEWPOINTS & OPINIONS


Wandering
With The Publisher
Mary Ellen Greene
Columnist


Hurried Is My tNamee

It's been a long time since I have actually had the
time to sit down and write a column.
I really miss that part of my life, because I love to
write. And I ponder each week about various column
ideas, but just never find the time to implement them.
This week, however, I told Heather to leave her
computer on after work Monday p.m., and I was going
to write a little bit.
As I sat thinking once again about what to write, I
remembered a poem I had read not long ago about the
"hurried" life we all live. I hope you will enjoy this
poem as muchas I did, and I want to give the author,
Nancy Chapman Monroe, the credit for it. Most of it is
here, but: (I have added a little of my own version to
hers......)
It goes like this:
"Our Father, Who Art In Heaven,
Hurried Is My Name"
Our father, Who art in Heaven --Hurried Is my
name; I confess to a nagging feeling, Lord, That I'm
not who I claim."
"Honestly, Lord -- this "do unto others" busi-
ness
Sometimes does me in -- For while I'm really
good at starting things,
I seldom see the end !!!!
For instance, there in a dusty heap in the bas-
ket beside my chair where lies partially finished pro-
jects of mine, and other things, including unread
books and papers; there are right where I left them
there.
As I admired a baby quilt's pattern I began with ob-
jective clear many years ago. Too bad it was never fin-
ished, and never kept our babies warm, as I had so in-
tended.
Our oldest child turned 45, just this past year.
His brother, two years younger, turned 43,. and their
sister turned 39 on her last birthday, too.:
Lord, where have the years gone?
Now, I try to keep my obligations; I want so bad-
ly to please. I have tried through the years to serve on
all the committees where they needed my expertise.
The schools used to call me for favors; the churches
did, too. I'm just the one, the Junior Woman's Club
needed for President and District Director, they said,
"Nobody else would do !!!"
So, I buckled in and drove really fast, Breathless all
the way. I couldn't be late for helping others, But, alas,
I found -- the meeting -- it was held yesterday.
My mind may be gone for good, Lord. It's a bit too
soon to tell, but they say that good intentions pave the
road to well!!!!!!!!!!!!
So, just for awhile, Lord, if you don't mind, While
I'm enjoying my grandchildren now, don't you see...Do
you think that you'd have the time to take over and run
the world for me?
Because, despite all that I can do, I just can't win
this race or game. I'm peddling as fast as I can, Lord --
-- and,
Hurried is still my name.
"Nuff said...Bye for now.. See 'ya.


Thank You
The family of Marjrip Had-
den Zipperer would like to ex-
press their tanks to everyone for |
their kindness shown during her'
illness and passing. The
prayers, visits, food and memo-
rials are all appreciated. Know- ,;
ing that she is at peace in heav-
en with loved ones is the
strength that gets us through
the day. May God bless each of
you.

Sincerely,
LaNora Zipperer, daughter
Dr. Tracy J. Revels, grand-
daughter


ACLU

cont from Page 1A
fice. Still, this is not a trifling matter. Sadly, there are as-
pects of the ACLU that most citizens appreciate; howev-
er, this is not one of them.
The nature of the suit is clear, and to many quite un-
necessary, as everybody expects events throughout
Madison County to open and/or close with prayer. To
date, this reporter has not received, nor heard of, a sin-
gle objection to the practice. On the contrary, it's simply
part of the rich spiritual fabric of the county and tradi-
tion among its leadership. Of course, no one is implying
that county residents are immune to lapses in judgment;
it's simply that religious references are customary.
The initial public records request asked for infor-
mation dated July 1, 2005 to the present, including "fly-
ers, pamphlets, programs, brochures or any other
records associated with an induction, benediction, dedi-
cation, award (academic and non-academic), athletic,
and graduation ceremony or event, and also includes
field trips taken during school hours or if not during
school hours, in connection with, or sponsored by any
Madison County School."
The document later narrows the search. "The re-
quest specifically seeks policies and procedures, that
would apply to prayers, invocations, benedictions, bless-
ings, devotions, bible readings and religious songs (col-
lectively "prayers").
Basically, the American Civil Liberties Union Foun-
dation of Florida is asking the School Board to justify
and reconcile its religious references and practices.
Florida statute requires the ACLU cover the copy
and clerical expenses incurred by the district at 15 cents
per page, and $11.00 per hour for clerical fees. At this
point, the focus is on getting the ACLU the requested
public records as deemed appropriate by the district and
counsel. When that is concluded, however, the district-
may be defending its degree of separation between
church and school.
Michael Curtis can be reached at
michael(@reenepublishing.com.

Honorary Miss Lee

cont from Page 1A
Brewer, Nick and Dan Brown,' Susan and Elliot Brown
and six great-grandchildren: Caleb and Noah Speight,
Brenn, McKenzie and Grayson Brewer, and Ethan
Brown.
Elvira was truly a partner and helpmate to Walter in
their marriage and working together on the family farm
south of Lee. She was always a "stay at home mom" and
never worked away from home, but she had many tal-
ents of her own, among them being a thrifty housewife,
an expert seamstress, and an extraordinary cook, can-
ning, preserving and freezing homegrown produce from
their garden; and preparing homegrown beef, pork,
chickens, rabbits and whatever wild game her sons
would bring home.
It is a high compliment to Elvira that both of her
daughters graduated from Florida State University with
degrees in Home Economics and became teachers.
Elvira has always generously shared whatever she
had with family, friends and neighbors and has always
been quick to help anyone in need.
Since Walter's death, Elvira still lives in the same
house where she raised her family, this year being her
57th year on the family farm.
Cheerful and positive in outlook, Elvira is a joy to be
around and her family is truly blessed with her pres-
ence. Elvira would like to thank everyone for the honor
of being chosen "Honorary Miss Lee 2009."


eThL


Eifmerad 'reese i.Issh ey
Publisher


ValIntine.




With Valentine's Day right around the corner, the
smell of love fills the air. Whether it's love for your:
spouse, your children, or your parents everyone has
someone that they can share a small token of love with,'
Even though many people feel that holidays were in-"
vented by the retail industry of the world, we still all go
rush out and buy something special for that "special
someone."
It's amazing how even the smallest token of
love/appreciation can make someone feel. Everyone has
the desire, deep down inside, to feel loved and appreciat-'
ed. It's a "need" that God planted in us when he made
Adam and Eve.
A simple gesture, sometimes, is all it takes to brming
smile to someone's face. A simple card or a box of cahn-
dy could truly make someone's day.
As we go around in this crazy world/life .:g.
ours....sometimes it's easy to forget about everyone else
but ourselves. It is so easy to get wrapped up in our own,
feelings and in our own problems. Valentine's Day is
one day that is made to step back and think of someone
else.
I encourage every one of you to find someone to send
something special to. Try to think of someone that
might not get a gift from someone else.....your neighbor,
a co-worker; a friend, or the widow down the street.
What if the only thing that they get, is your gift? Imag-
ine the smile on their face!
Isn't that what love is all about?
.Until then..... I'll see you around the town.

Sheriff

cont from Page 1A
held on Tuesday, Feb. 24, at the Madison County Exten-
sion Office located at 184 College Loop, adjacent to the
NFCC campus in Madison. The meeting will begin 6it6:
p.m. with supper provided by Madison County Far n
Bureau and Farmers Cooperative of Madison. The pre-
sentation will begin at 7 p.m. and will conclude by 9
p.m. It is gratefully requested that those planning to: at-
tend please contact the Extension Office at (850) 973-
4138 to RSVP no later than Feb. 20, so organizers can
plan for food and beverages.
Michael Curtis can be reached at
Michael(Sgreenepublishing.com.


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VIEWPOINTS & OPINIONS


Who Done Stole

The Fireproof

Bride?
The countdown to Lee Day is fast approaching. This
year's event will be held Saturday, April 4.
Midway Church of God will show the movie Fire-
proof this Sunday evening, beginning at 6 p.m. Prior to
the screening, finger foods will be served in the church's
social hall from 5-5:45 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come
out and watch this great movie for free. I've seen it al-
ready and I give it two thumbs up! The movie has ex-
citement, humor and drama in it and it's all good and
clean. There aren't a whole lot of movies out like that
nowadays.
...The church will also host a revival, beginning in
March, with evangelist Mike Carson. I don't have the
dates yet but I will get them soon.
Lee United Methodist Church will host a dinner the-
ater on Saturday, Feb. 28, beginning at 6 p.m. The title is
Who Done Stole the Bride? Everyone is invited to attend
this production. Cost is by donation only
-. That's all the news for this week! Have a great week
and a beautiful forever! May God bless each and every
one of you!





Pow Wow, LLC vs. Jean Marie Jendy mortgage
foreclosure
Old Blue Springs, LLC vs. Kenneth DeSouza mort-
gage foreclosure
Isaac Hampton, Jr. vs. Ella Edwards other civil
Lori Argetsinger and Department of Revenue vs.
Johnny Edgar support
Tanisha Lee and Department of Revenue vs. LaK-
endrick Lee support
American Civil Liberti ts ioin vs. School Board of
Madison County other civil
Thais Silva Payne vs. John Paul Payne dissolution
of marriage


Did youi Know..

In 1919, 18-year-old Walt Dis-

ney teamed up with Ub Iwerks,

to produce a series of cartoons

entitled "Alice in Cartoonland."


Last month,
US Air Flight
1549 encoun-
tered a flock of
birds shortly af-
ter takeoff from
New York's La-
Guardia Air-
port. The bird-
strike destroyed
both jet engines


National

Security
Joe Boyles
Guest Columnist
~v-


on the Airbus '320 and the pilot was
forced to ditch the disabled jet in the
Hudson River. Miraculously, all 155
passengers and crew survived what is
now called "the miracle on the Hud-
son." Let me comment on this re-
markable incident from my own flight
experience.
I don't know which aviator hit the
first bird inflight, but it is not an un-
common occurrence. Airfield man-
agers have often been concerned about
birds in the landing pattern where air-
craft are low and slow and have used a
number of mitigation measures to rid
the airport of the hazard. Inflight,
there isn't much you can do to avoid
the birds unless you stay away from
historical flyways the birds are too
small and come at you too quickly to
see-and-avoid.
US Air 1549 was 90 seconds into a
mid-afternoon takeoff and several
miles from the airport when it ran
into a flock of large birds, probably
Canadian geese. The aircraft had as-
cended to about 3200 feet when multi-
ple birdstrikes occurred. The aircraft
was probably climbing at 250 knots.
At this speed, the damage wouldn't
normally be catastrophic ... unless the
birds were ingested into the huge tur-
bofan engines. When this happened,
the engines failed and with it, all of
the available thrust. Inside the air-
craft, normal engine noise was re-
placed by an eerie silence and the
smell of butnt birds (the air condi-
tioning system works of engine com-
pressor bleed air) was apparent.
Pilot-in-command Chesley B. "Sul-
ly" Sullenberger took control of the
aircraft from the first officer. At this
point, his options were very limited
since he was flying over one of the
most densely populated cities on
earth. All he had going for himself
was speed and altitude. By lowering
the nose, he could fly the airplane ...
until he ran out of altitude.
The aircraft electrical system
works off generators turning with
both engines, but since the engines
were kaput, Sully had to activate an
auxiliary power unit (APU). This
small emergency generator provides
electrical power to emergency systems
including the flight controls. He need-
ed the pitch axis to control his nose po-
sition so as not to stall the jet. He
needed the roll and yaw axis to turn
the aircraft from north to south to find
a place to set it down.
First he considered returning to
LaGuardia no good: he would run
out of altitude before arriving back at
this departure point. Second, he
looked at Teterboro Airport in New
Jersey but quickly ruled this option
out because of the danger of crashing


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into surround-
ing high rise
buildings.
What remained
was the wide,
smooth ex-
panse of the
mighty Hudson
River with its
bone-chilling
37 degree wa-


ter.,
The remainder of the flight lasted
for about three minutes. As Sully pi-
loted his aircraft about 900 feet over
the George Washington Bridge, he
needed to land the jet wings-level,
nose-up, just above stall speed. I be-
lieve he ordered First Officer Jeff
Skiles to lower the wing flaps to re-
duce his stall speed.
Now Flight 1549 was blessed with
good fortune. Apparently there was
very little crosswind to push the air-
craft off course and very few obstruc-
tions in the river, like floating ice, to
avoid. Ditching is a very problematic
procedure but Sully did it with re-
markable skill. Although the right en-
gine was sheared off, the hull of the
aircraft remained intact throughout
the crash landing ... and floated.
Now, survival in the frigid waters
of the Hudson was the next challenge.
The three flight attendants opened
over-wing and forward exits and the
passengers began to leave the cabin by
these routes. They filed out onto the
wings and filled the evacuation chutes
which doubled as life rafts. Able pas-
sengers assisted infants, elderly, and
the invalids.
From both sides of the river, fer-
ries and first responders began to ar-
rive to rescue the survivors. When the
last passenger exited the aircraft, Sul-
ly walked down the aisle twice to en-
sure no one was left behind. Later on
land, he would spend several anxious
hours until officials could confirm
that all 155 souls-on-board were alive
and accounted for. Like mariners of
-old, the captain had been the last to
leave the ship; his primary concern
was the safety of his passengers and
crew.
Captain Sullenberger was perhaps
uniquely qualified to handle this cata-
strophic emergency. His vast flying ex-
perience, extensive study of flight safe-
ty, and ability as a glider pilot were all
put to the test, and he handled the
grave situation with skill and grace.
Some have asked me if I personally
knew Sullenberger since we attended
the same school and flew the same air-
craft in the Air Force, but I did not.
When I was a senior at the Air Force
Academy, Sully was a freshman and we
were in different units. Our paths
probably crossed, but I don't recall
ever meeting him.
Everything worked in concert in
this case, and the result was a spectac-
ular success. Sully flew the aircraft
with great skill. The rest of the flight
crew did a great job in getting the pas-
sengers off the leaking aircraft. When
the chips were down, everyone pitched
in selflessly to help people in distress.
It was truly a remarkable incident.


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LOCAL & REGIONAL CRIME BLOTTER

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CRIME BEAT

ALL SUSPECTS SHOULD BE CONSIDERED INNOCENT
UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW


MCSO K-9 Unit Makes Drug
Arrest On A Traffic Stop
On Friday January 30, at 1:39 am. Deputy Jason Whit-
field of the Madison County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit
stopped a vehicle at the 259-mile marker on 1-10 westbound
for a traffic violation.
According to a Sheriff's Office press release, while ex-
plaining the violation to the driver, Eric Anthony McCaffer-
ty 27, of Riverview Florida, Deputy Whitfield detected indi-
cators of criminal activity After completing, the enforce-
ment action and releasing McCafferty Deputy Whitfield
asked for and was granted permission 9qsearch McCaffer-
ty's vehicle and person.
During the search, Deputy Whitfield located a bag of
marijuana in McCafferty's pocket and a glass marijuana
smoking pipe inside the vehicle.
McCafferty was arrested and transported to the Madi-
son County Jail where he was booked on charges of posses-
sion of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

FSU Rape Suspect Named
The Florida State University Police Department an-
nounced Thursday, Feb. 5, that it has completed the .in-
vestigation into the sexual battery reported at Strozier
Library on the FSU campus that occurred on Oct. 31,
2008. Police advised they are naming suspect Haywood
Henry and are delivering probable cause paperwork to
the Leon County Jail where Henry is currently being
held on other charges, based on a Leon County Sheriffs
Office investigation. Henry is charged with Sexual Bat-
tery by Threats, a first degree felony
This case has been a top priority of the FSU Police
Department and it has had a far reaching impact con-
cerning our sense of safety and security on campus.
They say they are happy that they can ensure that Mr.
Henry is brought to justice for his crime and we hope that
somehow this charge will bring some peace to the sur-
vivor who was so brutally attacked. Form the initial pro-
cessing of the crime scene, to the follow-up investigation,
to the communication with our fellow law enforcement
agencies, the pieces of this puzzle came together. They
thank to the Tallahassee Police Department, Leon Coun-
ty Sheriffs Office, the State Attorney's Office, and the
Florida Department of Law Enforcement for their pro-
fessionalism and continuing open lines of communica-
tion with the FSUPD.


0 Vi[ O a k Couple Arrested On

FOrgerv a Grand Theft


On Wednesday, Febru-
ary 4, Suwannee County
Sheriff's Deputy Donnie
Brown arrested Diane
Marie Swilley, 37, 7643
139th Drive, Live Oak and
Gregory Paul Swilley, 35,
7643 139th Drive, Live Oak.
Both were charged with
uttering a forged instru-
ment, forgery and grand
theft.
According to a Suwan-
nee County Sheriff's Of-
fice report, during an in-
vestigation of reported
fraud, Deputy Brown
made contact with the vic-
tim, who advised that dur-
ing the time she was in the
hospital, December


through January, she dis-
covered checks had been
written and cashed in Live
Oak. The victim stated a
total of 30 checks were
written involving three in-
dividuals, totaling
$1,180.00. One of these in-
dividuals Brown contacted
advised the Swilleys were
renting a room from him
and they approached him,


advising they were doing
work for the victim and
she was paying them with
checks and asked him to
cash them since they did
not have an account.
Brown made contact with
the Swilleys who admitted
they received the check-
book from another party
and did write the checks.
They also advised the per-


son they were renting
from and asked to cash the
checks had no knowledge
of what they were doing.
The Swilleys were ar-
rested and transported to
the Suwannee County Jail
on the stated charges.
Bond was set at $12,500.00
for Diane Swilley and
$12,500.00 was set for Gre-
gory Paul Swilley


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Mary


Ellen


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Mary Ellen Tyre Pow-
ell, age 81, died Friday, Jan-
uary 30, 2009 at Pine Lake
Nursing Home in
Greenville.
A private graveside
service was held Thursday,
February 5, at Evergreen
Cemetery in Greenville.
Mrs. Powell was born
in Suwannee County to the
late Edward Duncan Tyre
and Nonie Louisa Woods
Tyre. She was a homemak-
er. and a member of the
First Baptist Church of
Greenville.
Shle is survived by two
sons, John Powell of Col-
orado Springs, Colorado
and Randy R. Powell of
Greenville; three daugh-
ters, Carol Bishop of St Au-
gustine, Jerone (Paul) Her-
ring of Lloyd, and Nona
Matias of Orlando; one sis-
ter, 'Lucille Lipe of
Greenville; seven, grand-
children; and four great-
grandchildren.

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Ola


Pickles


Tuten
Rosie Ola Pickles
Tuten, age; 70, died Satur-
day, January .31, 2009 in
Tallahassee.
Graveside funeral ser-
vices were held Monday,
February 2, at San Pedro
Cemetery
Visitation was held one
hour prior to the service at
Beggs Funeral Hone in
Madison.
She was born Febru-
ary 21, 1938, to the late
John C. and Mamie Pickles
of Madison. She lived most
of her life in Madison be-
fore moving to Perry in
1998. She was a homemak-
er ana a member of
Hopewell Baptist Church.
She is survived by one
son, John Tuten of Perry;
one daughter, Debbie
Faulkner of Perry; two
brothers, Douglas Pickles
of Madison and Wallace
Pickles of Live Oak; two
sisters, Ann Nash and
Louise Strickland, both of
Madison; seven grandchil-
dren; and 12 great-grand-
children.
She was preceded in
death by her husband,
William Tuten; one son,
Allen Tuten; and one
daughter, Sarah Tuten.


Rachel


Smith


Garrett
Rachel Smith Garrett,
age 73, passed away Mon-
day, January 12, 2009 in
Madison.
Funeral services were
held Saturday, January
17, at 12 p.m., at St. James
Missionary Baptist
Church in Madison, with
burial at Oak Ridge
Cemetery.
Rachel was born in
Monticello on July 31,
1935, to the late Elton,
Smith, Sr., and the late
James and Queen Wright.
She leaves to cherish
memories her two sons,
James Haynes of Orlan-
do, and Jonnie Haynes
(Joanne) of Madison;
four daughters, Waddie
(Frederick) Robinson of.
White Springs, MayLois
(Lee) Keith of Alpine,
Ala., Greta Haynes of
Daytona Beach, Sophia
Smith of Tampa; Queen
(Julius) Davis of Madi-
son, Irene Graham of At-
lanta, Ga., Betty (Frank)
Glee of Greenville, Ms.,
Barbara Green, Edna
(Larry) Frazier both of
Orlando, Geraldine (Ken-
neth) McDaniel of Sara-
sota; three brothers, Tim-
othy Smith of Miami,
Forrest Wright of Orlan-
do, Paul Hayes of
Gainesville; seven sis-
ters-in-law, Inez Garrett
of Daytona 'Beach,
Dorothy Smith of Lee,
Lillie Mae Patterson of
West Vir., Linda Jean
(Henry) Curry, Pearlena
(James) Garrett, Cornelia
Garrett all of Alpine,
Ala., and Fannie Mae
Taylor of Tallahassee;,
two brothers-in-law,
James C. (DeDe) Garrett
of Tampa, Joe (Jessie)
Brown of Childersburg,
Ala.; five grandchildren,
Leenette Keith of Birm-
ingham, Ala., Rachel
Haynes and Amber
Robinson both of White
Springs, Omari Bagley of
Daytona Beach, and Tara
Haynes of Fayetteville,
N.C; her God mother,
Elizabeth Workman;, and
a God sister, Joan Jones,
both of Daytona Beach;
and a host of nieces,
nephews, cousins, sor-
rowing friends and many
extended family mem-
bers.


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The Lady of the Lake
Quilting Guild invites all
to visit the Columbia
County Library to enjoy
an exhibit of their hand-
made quilts. The quilts
will hang from Jan. 28 un-
til Feb. 23 during regular
scheduled library hours.
The Columbia County Li-
brary is located on 490 N
Columbia, in Lake City
For details about the
show, call Marcia
Kazmierski at (386) 752-
2461, Nancy Palmer at
(386) 961-9067 or Barbara
Wand at (386) 758-7727.
Tuesday, Wednesdays
& Saturday Thru
March 31
The Florida DEP's
Stephen Foster Folk Cul-
ture Center State Park, in
White Springs, will host a
blacksmithing workshop
on Tuesday, Wednesdays
and Saturdays through
the end of March, from 9
a.m. until 12 noon. Stu-
dents will learn how to
draw out, bend, upset and
twist iron. Everyone will
leave with a simple fin-
ished product. Workshop
fees are $15 per class,
which includes park ad-
mission and all supplies.
For additional informa-
tion or to register for the
workshops, please call
the Park Gift Shop at
(386) 397-1920 or visit
ipww.stephenfosterCSO.or
g.
February 11
Skip Jarvis, newly
elected state's attorney,
will be the guest speaker
at the Wednesday. Feb. 11,;
'meeting of the 55 Plus
Club. His topic will be
"Consumer Fraud and
Identity Theft," Anyone
55 years and older is in-
vited to attend this lun-
cheon meeting at the
United Methodist Cooper-
ative Community Center,
located on Hwy. 145. No
reservations are neces-
sary. The meeting is free.
Soup, sandwiches,
desserts and iced tea will
be served. For more infor-
mation about 55 Plus
Club or any outreach of
the United Methodist Co-
operative Ministries, con-
tact Linda Gaston at (850)
929-4938.
Thursday Thru
March 5
The Florida DEP's
Stephen Foster Folk Cul-
ture Center State Park, in
White Springs, will host
the first session in a se-
ries of poetry workshops
entitled, "Writing from
the Heart," on Thursday,
Feb. 5. Classes will con-
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until March 5. Author
Sudye Cauthen will teach
participants how to work
toward creating a poetry
chapbook, as well as sim-
ple poetic techniques.
Participants should bring
pencils and paper. The
classes are limited to five
participants. Workshop
fees, including park ad-
mission, are $25 per class
or $100 in advance. For
additional information or
to register for the work-
shops, please call (386)
397-1920 or Sudye Cau-
then at (386) 397-1284.
February 12
Madison Relay for
Life announces a "Mini"
Relay for Life, Feb. 12, 5-6
p.m., at Four Freedoms
Park. "This is an event to
register your team, to
learn more about Relay
for Life, and to find out
how you can participate
in Relay for Life." For
more information, con-
tact Lori Newman at (850)
971-5169 or Melissa Samp-
son at (850) 253-3722.
February 12 & 13
The Monticello Opera
House presents the annu-
al return of Bob Milne,
America's No. 1 ragtime
piano player, Thurs., Feb.
12 and Fri., Feb 13, at 8:00
p.m. "On Thursday, Bob
presents a concert of pa-
triotic music similar to a
performance he has done
for the Joint Chiefs of
Staff. On Fri., the show
moves downstairs to our
barrel house saloon. Hear
ragtime as it has been
played in some of the
most disreputable joints
in the country!" Reserva-
tions are highly recom-
mended. Tickets are $15
for each concert, or $25
for both. Call 997-4242.
February 13-15
The Florida DEP's
Olustee Battlefield His-


toric State Park will host
the 33rd annual Reenact-
ment of the Battle of
Olustee, Feb. 13-15, 8
a.m.-5 p.m. More than
2,000 living history reen-
actors will gather at the
park to present histori-
cally accurate portrayals
of the war. On Friday, ed-
ucational programs are
planned for both public
and private school stu-
dents. School groups may
call (386) 397-7005 to regis-
ter for the event. The fee
for Friday will be $2.00
per person. Admission on
Saturday and Sunday will
be $7 for adults and $3.00
for children, pre-school-
aged children are free.
For more. information,
visit www.battleofolus-
tee.org.
February 14
Yogi Bear's Jellystone
Park presents Ron Brew-
er in concert on Saturday,
Feb. 14, at 7 p.m. Admis-
sion is free, but a love of-
fering will be received
during the concert. For
more information, please
call (850) 973-8269.
February 15
Shiloh Missionary
Baptist. Church, in cele-
bration of Black History
Month, extends a special
invitation to the commu-
nity to attend a Black His-
tory Worship Service on
Sunday, Feb. 15, at 11 a.m.
Minister Robert Holmes
will speak at the service,
held at the church at 221
Martin Luther King Jr.
Blvd. in Madison.
February 15
The Madison County
Historical Society will
meet Sunday, Feb. 15, at
2:30 p.m., at Lee City Hall.
Lee Mayor Kinsey will
present the program, giv-
ing a history of Lee and
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AROUND MADISON COUNTY


Florida KidCare Awards Four Central School Students
By Michael Curtis .
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Several seventh and eighth grade students in the TV Produc-
tion/Technology class taught by Heather Welch at Madison Coun- -
ty Central School created commercials or flyers for the 'Act Out
for Health Contest." The statewide competition required students to -
either. write, film, and edit a 30 second commercial, or create a flyer
that advertised the Florida KidCare program.
Florida KidCare offers low-cost health insurance to children .
throughout the state. More than 100 print and video Public Service
Announcement (PSA) entries were submitted again, each designed
to increase awareness of the Florida KidCare program, especially
among 12-18 year-olds. This segment was identified asthe largest
population of uninsured children in a recent study by the Univer-
sity of Florida Institute for Child Health Policy
Seventh graders Kammeron Joseph and Ryland Crumitie,
along with eighth grader B.J. Bendl, were first place winners in the
commercial contest for Region 1, which includes the Tallahassee
area. For their achievement, they will each receive a $400 gift card
to Best Buy and the Central School will also receive a check for
$1,000 in honor of these students.
Jacob Robinson won second place in Region 1 for the flyer he
created in the print ad contest. He will receive a $200 gift card to
Best Buy and MCCS will receive an additional $200 for his winning
entry.
"We are very proud of these boys and the other students in the
class that entered the contest. Representatives from the contest will
come to the school in February to present these students with their
prizes," Welch noted.
The overall winning Florida KidCare PSA and print ad winner
was announced in Orlando on Feb. 6.. Other regional winners and
runner-ups in attendance received their prizes, but since the Cen-
tral school winners couldn't attend, the organization was gracious Photo Submitted
to send a representative to Madison. The grand prizewinners were Seventh graders Kammeron Joseph and Ryland Crumitie (left and leftcenter), along with eighth grad-
awarded a scholarship and cash prizes went to their schools. er B.J. Bendl (right center) were 1st place winners in the commercial contest for the Florida KidCare media
Michael Curtis can be reached at michael@greenepublishing.com. contest. Jacob Robinson (right) won 2nd place in the region for his flyer.

Madison' s Farm Bureau Donates

$1,000 To Ronald McDonald House


The local Madison
County Farm Bureau will
again sponsor the Annual
Food Check Out Day, by
providing a donation of
groceries to the Ronald
McDonald House Charity
located in Tallahassee.
: Food Check Out Day
has been celebrated for the
pasi 10 or 12 years as a


time of celebrating the
abundant food supply we
enjoy in America. Accord-
ing to USDA statistics, it
takes the average Ameri-
can family just about 35
days to earn enough mon-
ey to feed their entire fam-
ily for the whole year. To
put it plain and simple,:
this fact means that food is


still a bargain in our na-
tion, said Dan Buchanan,
field man for Madison
County and surrounding
counties.
Tax Freedom Day is
another time that is recog-
nized all over America as
the date that this same
American Family has to
work to, in order to pay for


all their taxes for the year.
This includes federal,
state, and all sales taxes.
The Madison Farm
Bureau, along with nine
other surrounding County
Farm Bureaus, will donate
over $1,000 in good, whole-
some, fresh Florida-pro-
duced food to the Charity
in Tallahassee. This will
be done on February 12th.
The local Women's Com-
mittee's will also prepare a
noon luncheon to cele-
brate the event, and local
member's form the Ronald
McDonald House Charity. On Sale Now!
wmill attend, along with oth-
er legislative aides and Wed. M ar. 4 7 PM
legislators.
This year, the overall Tallahassee-Leon County
theme for Food Check Out CIVIC CENTER
Day is "Stretching your
Grocery Dollar with Tickets available at the CivicCenter Box Office and www.ticketmaster.com
Healthy, Nutritious Food." CHARGE BY PHONE: 222-0400 OR 800-322-3602
Should you want to For Civic Center information visit www.tlccc.org
know more about Food ticketmaster
Check Out Day, or even be
involved with the event,
please call the local Farm
Bureau office in Madison.

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Open now a couple of
months. Madison's newest
addition to fine dining has
come in the form of The
Wild Plum. Not ones to
throw themselves into the
spotlight, owners Kevin
O'Malley and Marina
Greenwood had a "soft-
open" for their restaurant
that is a tasteful blend of
internationally divine cui-
sine served in a beautiful-
ly redecorated home set-
ting.
When first arriving at
the Wild Plum, if not for
the valet parking, one
might think they had ven-
tured no further than a
friend's for dinner. A neat-
ly trimmed house beckons
patrons to enter the front
door and into the waiting
area that used to be the
home's sitting room. Now,
beautifully refurbished
complete with hardwood
floors, the receiving room
holds a piano and high sit-
ting tables and stools that
accommodate drinks and
light conversation before
being seated for dinner.
There the choices tru-
ly begin. From a more tra-
ditional dining area in
front with tables featuring
a view of the neighbor-
hood, a garden room with
pictures of cherubim that
is geared more for families
dining with little angels, a
private room whose walls
are dedicated to and
adorned with local artists'
works that can accommo-
date private parties, to a li-
brary room with a lit
aquarium and wall-mount-
ed bookshelves that would
be the envy of Henry Hig-
gins himself. There are
plenty of choices to suit
the mood of the evening.
Also, there to provide
ambiance, Thursday
through Saturday, the Wild
Plumn plays host to local
live musicians. Some gui-
tar, some piano, light jazz
with a little folk, the mood
is made cozy with tunes on
the side. And if it's some-
thing to munch on while


one decides, the Wild Plumn
has that too, as two for one
appetizers are served from
8 until 10 every night for
couples looking to snack.
A perfect place for
lovers to escape, the Wild
Plum is accepting reserva-
tions for Valentine's Day.
For those who are in wait.
there is a chance that cou-
ples could find each other
in the dining room on
Wednesday nights. where
singles know to go for a
night out.
There is even a Siunm-
day Brunch every week
that lets diners enjoy a
taste of the regular menu
as well as a sample of
some extras made just for
them.
For those who haven't
had a chance yet. join
those who have already
found their "home away
from home" when it comes
to fine dining. The Wild
Plum and her attentive
staff welcomes Madison,
and the feeling is certainly
mutual.
Staff writer Tyrra B
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MONEY & FINANCE




Deflated Economy Hurting Churches


By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
According to an article submitted to the editor,
during this holiday season of hard times, not even
houses of God have been spared. Lenders acknowl-
edge that more churches than ever have fallen be-
hind on loans or defaulted this year. Some churches,
and at least one company that specialized in church
lending, have been forced to file for bankruptcy
Church giving is down as much as 15 percent,
pastors and lenders report.
The financial problems are crimping a church
building boom that began in the 1990s, when mega-
churches multiplied, turning many houses of wor-
ship into suburban social centers complete with
bookstores, gyms and coffee bars. Lenders say mort-
gage applications are down, while some commercial
lenders no longer see churches as a safe investment.
"We are seeing more stress in churches than we
have in modern history," says Mark G. Holbrook,
* President and Chief Executive of the Evangelical
'Christian Credit Union of Brea, Calif., which spe-
,cializes in lending to churches. The credit union has
;moved to foreclose on seven of its 2,000 member
'churches this year, and Holbrook says he expects to
take similar action against two more next year. Be-
fore now, it had foreclosed on only two churches in
!its 45-year history.
Church Mortgage & Loan Corp. of Maitland, an-
other church lender, foreclosed on 10 church proper-
ties in the past couple of years. Unable to sell any of
them, the company didn't have the funds to pay more
than 400 bondholders the estimated $18 million it
owes, says company lawyer Elizabeth Green.
'Church Mortgage filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
protection in March.
Strongtower Financial of Fresno, Calif., says two
of its 300 evangelical church borrowers are in de-
fault, compared with only one in the previous 15
years. Dozens more churches are listed as delin-
quent on their loans, according to a search of coun-
ty court records nationwide.
Churches were long considered good credit
risks, lenders say. Weekly collections tend to be
steady, even during recessions, and churches feel a
moral tug to pay debts. Most of the nation's 335,000


churches carry little or no mortgage debt, and are
based in buildings that were paid off long ago. But
some churches, especially those not affiliated with
major denominations, borrowed briskly to build or
expand in recent years. Spending on construction of
houses of worship rose to $6.2 billion in 2007 from
$3.8 billion in 1997, according to the U.S. Census.
Now, churches are seeing congregants lose jobs and
savings.
The 125-year-old Mount Calvary Missionary Bap-
tist Church, of Jacksonville, borrowed about $2.6


million in 2002 to add a new education wing, reflect-
ing pool and tower. In addition, the church's 1,200
members pledged $1 million to the building cam-
paign, but two-thirds of that money was never actu-
ally donated, according to the church's pastor, the
Rev. John Allen Newman.
A quarter of the congregation soon stopped at-
tending church, says Newman, so weekly collections
started to dwindle. He and the church leaders cut
staff and electricity use to save costs, but in Janu-
ary, facing a foreclosure judgment of $3.3 million,


Unemployment Claims


Reach Record Levels


By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The number of people receiving unemployment
,benefits has reached an all-time record, the government
reported, and more layoffs are expected throughout the
economy The Labor Department reported that the num-
ber of Americans continuing to claim unemployment
insurance for the week ending Jan. 17 was a seasonally
adjusted 4.78 million, the highest on records dating back
to' 1967. As a percentage of the work force, this benefit





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The total released by the department doesn't include
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unemployment compensation program authorized by
Congress last summer. That means the total number of
recipients is actually closer to 6.5 million people.
Businesses continued to bleed jobs. Ford Motor Co.
reported a fourth-quarter loss of $5.9 billion and said its
credit arm would cut 20 percent of its work force, or
1,200 jobs. Eastman Kodak Co. already said it is cutting
3,500 to 4,500 jobs, or 14 to 18 percent of its work force,
and Black & Decker Corp. announced about 1,200 job
cuts.
In related news, those with jobs that have concerns
about fair pay got a boost from President Barack Oba-
ma's first piece of legislation. Signed into law on Jan.
29. Obama enacted the Lilly Ledbetter Act, which re-
verses a 2007 Supreme Court decision that made it
tougher to bring pay equality cases to court.
"We are upholding one of this nation's first princi-
ples that we are all created equal and each deserve a
chance to pursue our own version of happiness."
Pay equality was a sensitive issue during the pres-
idential election campaign last year, especially among
unions and women voters. According to public and pri-
vate research, on average, US women are paid 23 per-
cent less than men, while minority women receive
even less. The Bill he signed is named after Lilly Led-
better, a woman who found out after 19 years of work at
an Alabama tire plant she
had been paid less than
her male colleagues.
Locally, the North Flori-
da Workforce Development
.. Board, through its Em-
ployment Connections
LING arm in Madison, continues
to reach out to displaced
S. and first-time workers, as
well employers looking at
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the church filed for bankruptcy protection. Newman
says the church hopes to settle its debts and emerge
from bankruptcy proceedings in the coming
months.
The emotional side of this church bankruptcy is
another issue altogether. Is church bankruptcy akin
to being spiritually bankrupt? Could well-grounded
church leadership let such a horror occur? Many
noted that watching one's church go bankrupt is
akin to watching a kingdom fall. Fortunately, many
more reminded one another that a church is not a
building much like a house in not a home. The
church can move to a tent temporarily, regroup and
rejuvenate. After all, sometimes God brings people
to their knees to remember where it all begins..
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If you have a 403(b) retirement plan where you work, you may
notice some differences this year. Take the time to become
familiar with these changes because some 6f them may
work to your advantage as you seek to achieve the retirement
lifestyle you've envisioned.
One significant 403(b) change affects your ability to invest
money with different providers, or "vendors." Previously, your
403(b) may have allowed you to invest with several vendors.
Furthermore, you could make tax-free transfers to any 403(b)
vendors. Under new IRS rules, however, if your plan allows it,
you can now move assets from one vendor to another only if
both vendors are on your plan's "approved" list. Consequently,
many employers will likely reduce the number of 403(b) ven-
dors and investment options.
At first glance, this change may seem more restrictive, and in
some ways, it is. After all, if the vendor to whom you current-
ly defer part of your paycheck is no longer part of your
employer's plan, you will need to select a new, approved ven-
dor if you want to keep contributing to your 403(b). And you'll
have to evaluate the new "approved vendor" list to see which
vendors are right for your needs.
Yet, as is often the case in many areas of life, what first
appears to be a challenge may turn out to be an opportunity.
Specifically, if you have several 403(b) accounts, you may
now find it beneficial to consolidate them with one vendor.
What advantages might you receive by consolidating your
403(b) accounts? Consider the following:
Potential reduction of fees and paperwork By work-
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and paperwork required to maintain your account.
Easier management of distributions With all your
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age the required minimum distributions you must start taking
when you turn 70-1/2, assuming you are no longer working.
(These distributions are not required for 2009.) Most impor-
tantly, if you place your 403(b) assets with one vendor, you'll
find it much easier to follow a single, unified investment strat-
egy. A local, qualified financial advisor who provides service
for your 403(b) vendor can help you allocate your 403(b)
investment dollars in a way that's appropriate for your long-
term goals, risk tolerance and time horizon. In fact, a finan-
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ments your other investments in a way that will enable you to
make progress toward your retirement savings objectives.
Furthermore, you'll be able to have face-to-face meetings with
someone who is familiar with your overall investment strategy
and who is easily accessible. Thus, if you experience a
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to re-evaluate your goals, you'll have the guidance you need,
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REGIONAL HAPPENINGS


33rd Annual Reenactment Of The Battle Of Olustee


Thursday, February
12th, 2009
10:00 a.m. 11:00
p.m. Early setup Early
registration -opens. You
must register and pick up
parking cards. Reenactors,
Do not arrive before
Thursday You will not be
allowed to set up prior to
Thursday.
10:00 p.m. Registra-
tion ends for Friday's por-
tion of the Florida Cam-
paign. Click link for de-
tails.
Friday, February
13th, 2009
Dawn The March to
Olustee: Friday's portion
of the Florida Campaign
begins. Only reenactors
registered by 10 pm Thurs-
day night participate.
Click link for details.
8:00 a.m. 12:00
a.m. Registration. All
participants must register
Upon arrival. Your re-
turned preregistration
forms are used only for
planning. When you ar-
rive, you must register,
sign waivers, and pick up
parking cards.
8:00 a.m. Back Gate
(250-A) opens.
8:30 a.m. Colors on
Museum/Monument
Field. The day's announce-
ments, schedule changes,
messages, etc., will be
made at this time. Early ar-
rivals are expected to at-
tend.
8:45 a.m. Wreath
Laying
9:00 a.m. Civil War
Memorial Service at Oak-
lawn Cemetery, Lake City,
on W Franklin Street (off
41 N)
9:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m.
- Tours and medical
demonstrations for school
children and tour groups .
Anyone who can help with
school children and all
Medical Units are asked to


February 13 15, 2009


7:00 p.m. Luminar-
ia Memorial Service on
the Museum/Monument
Field
8:00 p.m. Artillery
night firing at Artillery
Demonstration Field,
across from the museum.
All cannons must be in
place for night firing by
6:00 p.m.
8:30 p.m. 10:30
p.m. Barn Dance New
this year! For your enjoy-
ment after setting up, all
reenactors are invited to
an informal evening of pe-


assist with either a 10-
minute living history pre-
sentation or as group
guides. All to the music of
The Olustee String Band!
9:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m.
- Educational Exhibits and
Programs under the Ball
tent. (Our tent is almost
twice the size as last year.,
This year's tent will be
150x60 9,0 9,000 square feet.)
9:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m.
- Entertainment,,, arts,
crafts, and food booths in
Lake City with opening
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Saturday, February
14th, 2009
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- Registration Open until
8:00 p.m. Front gate closes
to all traffic until 5:00 p.m.
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side gate to register. You


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provided in your registra-


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Section

Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Inside:
Teacher of the Year 2&3B Classlfieds 6B
Sports 4&5B Legals 7B


Madison County Central School


2nd Nine Weeks


Roll, 2008-09


3rd Grade
Principal's List
Hallie Bass
Montoya Brown
Niesha Davis
Stephen Hart
Ke'Shauni Johnson
-Benjamin Killingsworth
lexis Kornegay
Penetra Lee
Katie Mays Jaylon Reaves
John Robinson
fradley Sexton
|laya Thompson
Miguel Vazquez
A Hbnor Roll-
fictoria Anderson
$arah Donehew
Zarkese Haynes
Tyler Hicks
Ortavius Hodge
Zion Jones
Bailey McClellan
lcKenzie Miller
sia Moye
amila Roberson
1esja Smiley
B H-nor Roll
asey Herring
Ty'Keria Brown
ketayvia Edwards
ilijah Anderson
victoria Anderson
4ulia Bass
Victoria Guinn
Arreyon Jackson
Taronn Johnson
lekia Jones
,.aeyemia Lee
4asmine Mitchell
Jasmine Mitchell
Kenterrius Richardson
Tyrek Robinson
,[ackie Roebuck
Brinson Rye
Iord-Hakeeem Sharief
Jamine Smith
ka'Kayla West
$tevie Williams


Question: Is it true they
crowns?


Jaquez Wright

4th Grade
Principal's List
Simeria Alexander
Zakobe Fead
Bridgette Ferrell
A Honor Roll
William Brown
Eli Curl
Brittani Gillyard
Ahimee Guerra
Darius Henley
Julissa Munoz
Aylin Torralbas
Stephen Walden
B Honor Roll
Jarrett Briggs
Kimariah Brinson
Amonti Davis
James Edwards
Thomas Ethridge
Katelyn Fulford
Bernell Gallon
Emily Gary
Darrien Graham
Jaivian Graham
Andrea Hernandez
Darrell Hutchinson
Donteria Ingram
Jamaiya Jones
Kayla Joseph
Kelvin Kegler
Shauntavia Livingston
Josie Long
Kima McDaniel
Deavion McQuay
Alphonso Miller
Anthony Minor
i--.Brandon Powell
Raymond Reynolds
Akillah Smith
Nacoya Williams

5th Grade
Principal's List
Alex Oliver
Faith Siplin
Trevor Worth


put lead in dental


Answer: Sounds like you want to get the
"lead out" if you will let me use a 70's expres-
sion. Joking aside, there is not lead in dental
crowns. The crowns I complete have porce-
lain, gold, platinum, palladium, silver, and
other trace metals none of which are lead.

There was a case of a crown in the Midwest
wliich did have lead. This case had been
sent for fabrication to a "Mega" lab in Califor-
nia which is fine. The trouble arose when the
lab shipped the case for fabrication to a third
world country without the dentists knowledge.
,lt turns out, costs were cut and some amount
of lead was substituted for some metal within
the alloy of the crown. The Florida Legislature
has changed the dental practice act as a
result of this case. Dentists in Florida must
be informed by the lab if the case is shipped
overseas and the alloy within the crown must
be certified by the lab with a certifying Idental-
loy sticker. So don't worry, you'don't need to
ask your dentist for regular or unleaded.


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A Honor Roll
Morgan Cherry
Henry Fead
Pazlei Jenkins
James Miller
Ashton Pickles
Courtney Richardson
Alilexcia Scurry
Quantavious Wilson
B Honor Roll
Kevisa Aikens
Theodore Brown
Horation Fead
Martha Frakep,
Lawrecia Franklin
angelika Fuldord
Kelly Gardner
Carlie Ginn
Jaclyn Graves
Luke Herring
Nicholas Johnson
Alexis Livingston
Tykeem McCray
Armonti Miller
Jonathan Mitchell
Traevon Nicholson
Zamaury Page
Garrett Sadler
Savannah Salter
Tyler Sapp
Lanette Sever
Datwan Siplen
Jennifer Stewart
Jacob Tapio
Joseph Thompson
Russell Wiggins
Jeremiah Williams

6th Grade
Principal's List
Kylie Greenlee
Anna Robinson
A Honor Roll
Celestia Andrews
Matthew Bendl
Amber Bentley
Natasha Burnett
Kaitlynn Daniel
Deshuan Dansey
Devan Dyke
Konstience Jones
Taylor Killingsworth
Kaylee Kopke
Tarrah Leveille
Jacob Moore
Zori Resendiz
Hope Smith
Zachary Sprenkle
B Honor Roll
Lataurius Allen
Chuckle Arnold
Taliyah Bonner
Justin Briggs
Albert Bright
Jordan Brown
Deandre Burton
Dwayne Carter


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Samantha Corrie
Laysha Crumity
Ke'ana Curry
Relix Daniels
Tara Gill
Jessina Grote
Briana Hodge
Jerry Jackson
Aubrey Johnson
Deandra Johnson
Collin Kauffman
Cody Lange
Javarius Livingston
Crystal Mack
Olivia Medler
Ny'jae Miles
Amanda Miller
Donoven Milton
Orlando Perez
Bethany Phillips
Dilloni Pickles
Nakyla Pryor
Hunter Robinson
Jaquan Robinson
Marc Robinson
Kevin Shipp
Travis Solomon
Alexis Starling
Andrew Strom
William Terry
Uniqua Thomas
Victoria Todd
Ryan Tramell
Mckayla Usina
Anthony Vandevender
Talena Voss
Brylian Washington
A'vonnia Weatherspoon
Akevious Williams
Darrius Wright
Darryl Wright

7th Grade
Principal's List
Nicole Blair
Mary Bryant
Lacey Clayton
Kimberly Fields
Dalton Lee
Olivia Murphy
Coleman Panaro
Darby Thopmson
Ashley Walden
A Honor Roll
Sloan Bickford
Javen Butler
Ashlyn Carroll
Christopher Cooks
Timothy Dewitt
Ashley Donaldson
Brandon Hammond
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Ian McClellan
Deontaye Oliver
Jerrod Robinson
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Ashley Skipper
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Iman Taylor
Shanice Washington
Jamaran Weatherspoon
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Charece Williams
Kamera Woodruff

8th Grade
Principal's List
Connor Ginn
Jamison Kier
Chad Oliver
Tarvis Peacock
Keeley Smith
A Honor Roll
Brittany Barclay
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Christian Griffin
John Gudz
Ashley Johnson
Jacob Robinson
Kassidy Stallings
B Honor Roll
Regina Alexander
Troymond Alexander
Mikeshia Arnold
Tyneshia Arnold
Savannah Bailey
James Bass
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Tamela Brinson
Keyon Bruton
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Brandon Crawford
Jamera Edwards
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Frank Fernandez
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Hannah Hampton
Jolisa Haynes
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Taylor Hosford
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Dalton Hutcheson
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Trey Johnson
Ashley Killingsworth
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Leroy Mobley
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Elizabeth Parsons
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Michael Robinson
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Ragan Stewart
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Kenyatta Thomas
Jorge Tojeiro
Darius Turner
Charles Walker
Winston Weatherspoon
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TEACHER OF THE YEAR


Christy


Adams Named


District Teacher Of The


Year


By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
From the moment Faye
Browning opened the
Golden Apple Teacher of
the Year Banquet on
Thursday evening, Feb. 5,
at Madison County High
School, to the moment
everyone stood in applause
when the final nominee
was announced, one theme
dominated the occasion:
The gift of a good teacher
lasts a lifetime.
Prior to the presenta-
tion ceremony, Lou Miller
provided a warm invoca-
tion, which was followed
by a delicious roast beef
dinner with all the sides.
The FCCLA Club provided
table hosting and Lynn
Sapp added an extraordi-
nary touch with dinner
music selections on piano.
Last year's District
Teacher of the Year, Gail
Washington, was slated to
be the Mistress of Cere-
monies. However, due to a
bad bout of laryngitis, she
passed the microphone to
Vice President of MCFEE
Tim Sanders. All agreed he
served the evening very
well.
"I know how much
goes into being a good
teacher and how special all
the nominees are to their
students, their schools and
the community," Sanders
noted.
Browning and Sanders
serve on the board of the
Madison County Founda-
tion for Excellence in Edu-
cation as president and
vice president, respective-
ly.
MCFEE organizes the
annual Golden Apple
Teacher Recognition Ban-
quet, and serves as fund-
ing agent for the Take
Stock in Children Scholar-
ship program. The pro-
gram currently has over 70
students under contract.
"Faye Browning has
done an exceptional job
running the foundation
and raising money for the
Take Stock 'in Children
program. She's given so
much of her.. time. to
serve," Sanders added.
Prior to announcing
the nominees, Jo Willis
stepped up briefly to dis-
cuss the status of the Take
Stock In Children Pro-


Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Michael Curtis, February 5, 2009
"And the 2010 Madison County District Teacher of the Year is ... Christy Adams;' who is pictured here with the
2009 recipient, Gail Washington (right). Both Adams and Washington share a deep commitment-professional and
spiritual-for teaching, and it shows. Congratulations, ladies!


gram, as well as accept a
$1,000 check on behalf of
the program from long-
time supporter Madison
County Community Bank,
which was presented by Ed
Meggs. Other guest speak-
ers included David Mica,
representing the gover-
nor's office.
As the seven nominees
were introduced, one from


MCCS Faculty and staff
Wishes to congratulate
Mrs. Christy Adams upon.
Her selection as the
Teacher of the Year,
Madison County School District.

Her professionalism and commitment
Reflects great credit upon herself for
Outstanding performance as a teacher
Within Madison County.


Congratulations, Christy Adams
Madison County's District

Teacher of The Year!
You are an exceptional person, as well as a model teacher,
great motivator, and promoter of positive attitudes
and creativity. We are proud of your achievements and
are well-represented by your selection as Teacher of
The Year. Thank you for all you do on behalf of
Madison County's children and youth.


Superintendent
District School Board. Of Madison County


each school in the district
(two from the Central
School-one from elemen-
tary and one from middle),
the excitement was grow-
ing rapidly. Comments
like, "Oh, I really like her,"
or "He's done so much. for
that school," could be
heard around the room. It
was evident that all nomi-
nees were already win-
ners.
Each District Teacher
of the Year nominee was
introduced by her student
nominator, accompanied
by a few words from their
respective principal. The
principal then took a mo-
ment to present a plaque to
their school's teacher of
the year nominee, who
then spoke a few words. By


the time the last group left
the podium, the air was re-
ally buzzing.
The school, principal,
student nominator, and the
school's teacher of the
year were introduced as
follows:
Madison County
Central School-Sam
Stalnaket; Bailey McClel-
lan and Christy Adams.
Madison County Ex-
cel School-Elizabeth
Hodge, Shaneika Bell and
James Brown.
Lee Elementary
School-Jack McClellan.
Laila Dickey and Kim Gur-
ley
Madison County
High School-Ben
Killings-worth; Jeanine,
Jeanille and Jeanelle


Walker; and Ruth Latner.
Madison County
Central School-Sam
Stalnaker, Coddrick Grif-


fin and Elvira Miller.
Greenville Elenjen-
tary School-Clifford
Cooks, Jameica Cobbjand
Rebecca Miller.
Pinetta Elemen-
tary-Beth Moore, Cerid-
wyn Griffin and Peggy
Ross.
With plenty of tears
and cheers filling the
room, the wall-to-wall
crowd enjoyed a musical
segue before the final an-
nouncement, as Mark
Branham performed a
moving arrangement of
"You raise me up." Irav-
ing a few words in spite of
her sore throat, Gail Wash-
ington then whispered a
few comments to Tim
Sanders.
Speaking on her be-
half, Sanders then an-
nounced the 2010 District
Teacher of the Year:
"Christy Adams."
Approaching the mi-
crophone, her eyes filled
with tears of joy-joy that
comes from a deep spiritu-
al devotion to purpose.
Adams spoke only a :few
words. Referring to the
song just heard, she stated,
"That song is all about the
Lord. It's for Him and this
is for Him."
Moved and proud of
her, the audience greeted
Adams with immense and
well-deserved praise.
MCFEE definitely deliv-
ered another successful
milestone.
Organizers also want-
ed to thank Progress Ener-
gy for being a Golden Ap-
ple of support for the ac-
tivities of the Madison
County Foundation for Ex-
cellence in Education and
the Teacher of the Year
Banquet.
Additional thanks
were extended to Bank of
America, Wachovia Bank,
Madison County Commu-
nity Bank, North Florida
Community College and
Citizens State Bank.
Michael Curtis can be
reached at michael@
greenepublishing. com.


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Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Michael Curtis. February 5. 2009
Tim Sanders, vice president of MCFEE, accepted the
role of Master of Ceremonies for the Golden Apple
Teacher of the Year Banquet when last year's district win-
ner, Gail Washington, was forced to bow out due to laryn-
gitis. All agreed he did a great job.


Congratulations
to Christy Adams,
District Teacher of the Year
and to all other teachers who
were nominated.

From Bart Alford
Madison County School Board Member
District 5


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Principal Sam
Stalnaker and student
nominator Bailey Mc-
Clellan were very
proud of Christy
Adams, the Central
School Elementary
Teacher of the Year.
Adams' name would
come back up in a big
way later in the
evening!
Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by
Michael Curtls, Februiry 5, 2009


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Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Michael Curtis, February 5, 2009
Student nominator Laila Dickey of Lee Elementary School did a great job intro-
ducing the LES Teacher of the Year Kim Gurley, joined here by LES Principal Jack Mc-
Clellan.


Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Michael Curtis, February 5, 2009
Ceridwyn Griffin nominated Pinetta Teacher of the Year Peggy Ross. They are pic-
tured here with their Principal Beth Moore, who is building an exceptional administra-
tive reputation leading PES.


Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Michael Curtis, February 5, 2009
MCCS Principal Sam Stalnaker was proud to come up to the podium a second time
to present the Central School Teacher of the Year award for the middle school to Elvi-
ra Brown. Coddrick Griffin was her student nominator.


Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Michael Curtis, February 5, 2009
MCHS Teacher of the Year Ruth Latner received three times the praise from her
nominating student as triplets, Jeanine, Jeanille, and Jeanelle Walker stepped up to-
gether to introduce her. Principal Ben Killingsworth told the audience how proud he
was of Latner and the three young ladies, as well as how pleased he was to host the
banquet.


Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Michael Curtis, February 5, 2009
MCCB President Ed Meggs presents a $1,000 check to Jo Willis to purchase an ad-
ditional scholarship for the
Take Stock in Children pro-
gram. "This makes a total We Congratulate
of $11,000," Meggs noted Christy Adams
to a very grateful Willis.
District Teacher of The Year
of Madison County
And All the Individual ,
School Nominees. 1


Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Michael Curtis, February 5, 2009
The Miller family continues it education legacy as Re-
becca Miller receives the GES Teacher of the Year award
from Principal Clifford Cooks. Student nominator Jame-
ica Cobb was so proud that her incredible science
teacher was nominated for the 2010 District Teacher of
the Year.


Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Michael Curtis, February 5, 2009
James Brown, teacher of the year from The Excel
School, stands tall between two lovely ladies; his student
nominator Shaneika Bell, and his principal, Elizabeth
Hodge.


SKenny Hall
Madison County School Board Member
District 2


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Young ACA Warriors End Season 10-2


Greene Pubilishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Greene, January 29, 2009
The 10-2 Aucilla middle school boys basketball team is (back row) Coach James Burkett, (middle row, left to right) Josh Funderburke, Austin
Ritchie, Marcus Evans, Cody Allen, G.H. Liford, Trent Roberts, Levi Cobb, (front row, left to right) Cody Kelly, Corey Burrus, Kent Jones, Marcus
Roberts, Spencer DePaola and Tyler Jackson.


ACA Lady Warriors Continue On Winning Streak


By Fran Hunt
Special from the
Monticello News
The Aucilla Christian
Academy varsity girl's bas-
ketball team climbed to 18-3
on the season after downing
the past three opponents.
The Lady Warriors
walloped Georgia Christ-
ian, 61-26, Friday, Jan. 23.
Aucilla took all four quar-
ters, conquering the first,
17-5, the second, 8-5, the
third, 16-8, and the fourth,
20-8.
Chelsea Dobson led the


Aucilla scoreboard with 18
points and 5 rebounds; fol-
lowed by Mallory Plaines
with 15 points, 5 rebounds,
15 assists and 3 steals; and
Kaitlin Jackson, who buck-
eted 13 points, snagged 7 re-
bounds and had 4 assists.'
Other players of note
were Tiffany Brasington,
with 9 points and 4 steals;
Jodie Bradford, with 4
points; Tiffany J)nder-
burke, with 2 points; and
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Aucilla Christian Acad-
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Panthers End Basketball Season On A High Note


By Ben Pickels ,
Madison Academy Boys
Basketball Coach
The Madison Academy
boys ended the basketball
season with a 6-7 record,
which is one of the best
they have had in recent
years.
The boys played some
very tough schools this
year, but competed with
them every step of the way
The beginning of the
season started out rough
for the Panthers, resulting
in a 0-6 record. They quick-
ly picked up momentum
with their first win against
Steinhatchee and turned
things around with a 6-1
record for the second half
of the season, winning
four straight games.
S A most exciting year of
basketball, there were
many close games that
came down to the buzzer
with game winning shots.
The boys did an excellent
job of keeping their grades
up and performing well on
the court.
.This year, the Acade-
my. had a total of seven
eighth graders, three sev-
enth graders and two sixth
graders.


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MCHS Hoops Season Winds Down


By:Eddie Richie
MCHS Varsity Basketball Coach
January 27
Varsity
Madison 53
Brooks Co., Ga. 47
Talk about your defensive games!!
This one was tough, physical and quite
ugly at times. The halftime score was 27-20
in favor of Brooks Co., while Madison's
two leading scorers, Mar'Terrius Mc-
Daniel and DeAngleo Tucker were held to
2 points ... total. Luckily for Madison,
their defense stepped up and the ball start-
ed going through the hoop ... sometimes.
Madison outscored Brooks 33-21 in the
second half to battle out a victory Madi-
son moved to 13-8 with the win. Chris
McHargue stepped up, leading all scorers
with 14 points, including 4 3-pointers, 4 re-
bounds and 2 steals. Jacobbi McDaniel
continued his solid play finishing with 13
points and 6 rebounds.
Mar'Terrius McDaniel had a better
second half finishing with 9 points, 3 re-
bounds and 4 steals. DeAngelo Tucker had,
a much better second half as well, ending
with 7 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 3
steals. We always try to emphasize defense
and rebounding and it was our those two
things that really pulled us through.
When you aren't scoring, you better
make sure you are stopping the other
team if you want to have a chance. I was
proud that we battled that win out.
January 30
Varsity
Madison 68
Jefferson 71
Record 13-9
Stat Leaders:
DeAngelo Tucker 27 points, 7 re-
bounds, 5 assists, 6 steals (Special con-
gratulations to DeAngelo Tucker as he
surpassed the 1,000-point mark for his var-
sity career)
'Jacobbi McDaniel: 10 points, 10 re-
boitnds
":Mar'Terrius McDaniel: 13 points, 4
steels
'Chris McHargue: 12 points, 3 steals, 4
3-pointers
Jefferson County came to play on
their Senior Night. #44 C. Mays had 32 for
Jefferson which proved too much for
Madison. The Cowboys started slow but
battled back, outscoring Jefferson 29-10 in
the;2nd quarter. Jefferson outscored Madi-
son 44-33 in the second half to-come from
behind and win the game. The Cowboys
did'a great job staying in the game all the
way until the end. We found ourselves
down 5 with only 22 seconds left when
DeAngelo Tucker stole the ball, made the
shot, got fouled and made the free throw.
Nowv we are down 2 points with 10 seconds
left; Solomon Griffin made a great play to
steyl the ball, but we could not convert the
scdre. We ended up down 3 with 5 seconds
left #44 missed the 2nd free throw. DeAn-
gelo quickly dribbled toward half court


and threw up a prayer that's bounced off
the front of the rim at the buzzer. The
game was very physical, but Madison re-
mained poised throughout and represent-
ed the school well.
Junior Varsity
Madison 52
Jefferson 39
Point Leaders:
Kelvin Bellamy: 12
Stephen Watts: 10
Demarcus Norton: 10
Chris Brown: 9
Laterrian McDaniel: 6
Thomas Weatherspoon: 2
Archie Wilson: 2
Nicko Thomas: 1
Jv boys got back to their winning
ways at Monticello to improve their
record to 10-9. It was a great team win as
the scoring was spread around. Kris
James has been volunteering his time and
helping me coach the JV team. He has
gradually been taking on more and more
responsibility on JV This was his first
complete game coaching on his own with-
out me. This was also his first win as a JV
coach. Special congratulations to him.
January 31
Varsity
Madison 54
Brooks Co., Ga. 49
Record 14-9
Stat Leaders:
DeAngelo Tucker: 15 points, 4 re-
bounds, 3 assists, 5 steals
Chris McHargue: 12 points, 3 re-
bounds, 4 3-pointers
Jordan Johnson: 10 points, 3 steals
Most people remember what happens
at the end of the game. Most people feel
that it is the 4thquarter when the game is
one or lost. Well, for us, it was the first
quarter. We outscored Brooks 23-6 in the
first quarter, playing nothing but seniors,
only to be outscored the rest of the game.
Luckily we held on for a nice win for Se-
nior Night. All 7 seniors got to play and
contributed positively It was a special
night for them. Special thanks to all who
were there. Special thanks to Laurie
Smith and Chris Day They organized a
student section for the seniors along with
decorating the gym to make it feel like a
home game. It was very much like a col-
lege basketball atmosphere as they all had
"Cowboy Crazy" T-shirts and stood on the
stage and gave the other team a hard time,
all in good fun, while cheering for ours. It
was an extremely fun atmosphere. I was
proud of our players and the student body
for their support.
Junior Varsity
Madison 48
Brooks Co., Ga. 34
Record 11-9
JV started out red hot winning the
first quarter 11-0 and winning the first
half 22-4. Brooks got the best of Madison
in the second half, but still came up short
and JV improved their record to 11-9.


Everyone got to play and contributed well.
The JV boys will have their final game
Tuesday, Feb. 3rd@ MCCS Gym.
Point Leaders:
Demarcus Norton: 12
Stephen Watts: 10
Laterrian McDaniel: 8
Archie Wilson: 8 -- -
Kelvin Bellamy: 6
Thomas Weatherspoon: 2
Nicko Thomas: 2


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1/28-2/27






FOR SALE / OWNER
FINANCING
ALL LAND BELOW IS HIGH
AND DRY

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

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

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

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

Larger tracts available
Call Chip Beggs
850-973-4116
12/24-rtn
Land Owners- with good or bad
credit!!! You can own a new
home with $0 down.
Call Will at 850-253-8001.
rtn


Fantastic Lake
and Mountain Views
from this 2 Bed/ 2Bth Home.
Open and Covered Decks, Large
Screened Porch, Gas FP, CH/A,
Oak Floors & Cabinets,
and Appliances.
Offered Furnished at $179,900.
Call BJ Peters at 850-508-1900


For Sale 3 Bed/ 2 Bth w. A.C. on


12/19-rtn 1/2 Acre in Lee. Only $599mth.
Call Will for more info at


850-253-8001

FSBO- 3 Bed, 1.5 Bth, 1
1500 sqft, built in 1994, r
upgrades,. Cherry Lake a
$98,500.
850-464-1368

For Sale in Hamilton
on 5 Acres.
You Choose Floorpla
Call Today
850-253-8001

For Sale 4 Bed/2 Bth w.
in Madison County
for only $649 per mth
Call to be pre-approve
850-253-8001


HOME ONLY LOANS
No mortgage on your land. Put
Home on your land,
family land, state land or rental
lot. Singlewides start at $350.00
month and
Doublewides at $440.00.
EVERYTHING INCLUDED
NO HIDDEN CHARGES
Call Steve 386-365-5370
rtn
HOME BUYERS.. GUARAN-
TEED FINANCING THRU
B.O.T.!! PROGRAM
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NEW 4 BEDROOM 2 BATH
READY TO MOVE IN. CALL
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LOW CREDIT SCORES?'??
I MAY BE ABLE TO HELP YOU
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MUST SELL 5 BR HOME
$49,900.00 CALL 386-288-4560

ZERO DOWN
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Singlewide your land $340.00 P&I
per mo, Doublewide your land
$422.00 P&I per mo. Singlewide
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$30,000.00 for land $602.00 P&I
per mo. Our land your land or buy
land. I specialize in credit chal-
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over the phone, credit decision next
business day. Let me help make
your new home dream come true.
Trades welcome.
Call Steve 386-365-5370
rtn

BEST CASH DEALS ON
MOBILE HOMES. NO ONE
BEATS MY PRICES
386-719-0044
SINGLE WIDE 14X70 2BR/ 2
BATH EXCELLENT SHAPE
NEED CHAS, PRICED TO SELL
CALL MIKE AT
386-623-4218
MODULAR HOME FOR SALE
IN TOWN .SAVE $20,000.00
TURN KEY DEAL OWNER
SAYS MAKE AN OFFER IT
MUST GO CALL MIKE AT
386-623-4218

BRAND SPANKING NEW 2009
5 BEDROOM 3 BATH 2004 Sq Ft
$594.31 PER MO. SELLER PAYS
$3,500 TOWARD
CLOSING COST CALL MIKE
386-623-4218

PRICE REDUCED! SPACIOUS
MFG HOME WITH 4 BED-
ROOMS, 3 BATH, BONUS
ROOM'WITH LOTS OF WIN-
DOWS. DISCONTINUED
FLOORPLAN. FOR MORE INFO
CALL SARAH
386-288-0964


BECOME A HOMEOWNER FOR
rtn THE SAME MONTHLY PAY-
MENTS YOU ARE THROWING
ecre, AWAY ON RENT. CALL SARAH
recent FOR MORE INFO
area. 386-288-0964

NEED MORE SPACE FOR A
rnm GROWING FAMILY? 2001, 5
Co. BEDROOM, 4 BATH TRADE-IN.
EXCELLENT CONDITION. FOR
n. MORE INFO CALL SARAH 386-
288-0964

an FIRST TIME HOME BUYER
A.C. $7,500.00 CASH IN YOUR
POCKET CALL DAVID FOR
DETAILS 386-719-0044


WE PAY CASH..... FOR YOUR
USED MOBILE HOMES 1980
OR NEWER. LYNN SWEAT
386-365-5129

FOR SALE 2.68 ACRES
BETWEEN LAKE CITY AND
LIVE OAK
CAN POSSIBLY BE ZONED
COMMERCIAL
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Call 973-4141 to start jour subs


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
rtn







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
I-10, via SR 53 & SR 14.
Will build to suit tenant or
short or long term lease.
Call Tommy Greene
850-973-4141
rtn





For Sale:
Oak China Cabinet
Call after 5:30.
253-1201
1/21-1/30

FOR SALE
4-seater Hot Tub
Blue Marble Design
$500 CASH ONLY FIRM
Call 850-973-4141
rtn/nc


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
painted camo $500.
850-464-1165





Pit Bull on Cohn Kelly Hwy.
on the Ga./Fla. Bridge (Flori-
da Side). Call Melissa Kent at
850-673-1974 for more infor-
mation. Must have proof of
ownership.






Wanted: Chickens,
turkeys, guineas and
peafowl.
850-464-1165

BAND SAWMILL
CALL 850-973-4004.F NO AN-
SWER, PLEASE LEAVE NAME,
TELEPHONE NUMBER AND
INFORMATION ABOUT THE
MILL.
rtn


Cash for Savage 99 Rifle,
and Colt Pistol.
Call: 971-5359




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. Auditions start im-
mediately. For ore information
call 850-464-0114 or 904-472-


Deputy Sheriff 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-
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
application. The deadline for ac-
cepting applications is February
10, 2009. Starting salary:
$30,000.


Security Officer Needed at.
NFCC.
Must have Class D Security Li-
cense. Call Capt. James at 850-
363-2807 Saturday and Sundays
3:30-11:30 pm

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
bpolk@ americahomeplace.co



Cooks & Waitresses
Spaghetti House
Apply in Person After
11am
at 291 A SW Dade Street
Madison, FL
No Phone Calls Please
Ask for Bob

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 Florida
Sheriff's website to obtain an ap-
pliation. The deadline for accept-
ing applications is February 10,
2009. Starting salary: $27, 600.
1/28-2/6



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.









MARTIN'S
CARPET REPAIR

Re-Stretching, Patching,
Seam Repair, Berber Pulls,
Burns, Water Damage, etc.

Don't waste money to buy new
carpet if you don't have to....
Call 850-879-0120
or
850-973-2003
for a FREE estimate!


DUWN'S
Lawn Mower Repair
WELDING
New & Used Parts

850-973-4723
2089 NE State Road 6
Madison, FL 32340

ANYTHING LEFT OVER 30
DAYS WILL BE SOLD


Advent Christian Village

658-JOBS (5627)

Do more than work, join a family!


Social Services Director- LTC
FT position to lead/direct a ser-
vice team with high standards of
practice at 161-bed long-term care
facility, including
services/programs for memory
impaired and a strong communi-
ty-oriented
environment. BSW and long-term
care experience required. MSW
strongly
preferred. Two or more years rele-
vant experience with good
understanding of LTC regs strong-
ly preferred.

Accounting A/R Clerk.
FT position; HSD or equivalent
required; prior experience in ih-
surance
billing and coding, PC operation
with MS applications, including
word
processor, spreadsheet, and data-
base required. Must be detailed
oriented.

Groundskeeper
PT staff for various grounds-relat-
ed positions in residential
community; prior experience in
residential or commercial lawn
care a
plus; valid Florida DL required.

Water/ Wastewater Treatment
Operations
FT water/waste water treatment
operator; valid FL C water or
waste
water treatment
certification required; dual certifi-
cation strongly preferred. ,
Experience in all aspects of'
water/wastewater & distribu-
tion/collection systems required.

Benefits include health, dental,
life, disability, savings, APLAC
supplemental policies, access to
onsite daycare and fitness facili-
ties.
EOE, Drug Free Workplace,'
Criminal background checks re-
quired.
Apply in person at ACV Person-
nel Department Mon thru Fri,
9:00 am.
until 4:00 p.m., Carter Village
Hall, 10680 Dowling Park Drive,
Dowling
Park, FL; fax resume to (386)
658-5160; or visit
www.ACvillaqe net.


The City of Madison will be accept-
ing applications for a Water
Maintenance Technician Trainee. Ap-
plicants must be 18 years of age,
possess a valid Florida CDL "B"
Driver's License, or acquire one
within the first 6 months of your &m-
ployment period or forfeit your posi-
tion with the city of Madison. High
School Diploma or GED: pass a
,physical examination, a drug test,
and a background check. The city
prefers someone with at least one
year of field experience in water fa-
cilities maintenance and repair activ-
ities. Job applications may be picked
up at City Hall between the hours of
8:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday
through Friday, February 9, 2009 un-
til February 20, 2009. No applica-
tions will be accepted after this date.

The City of Madison is an Equal Op-
portunity Employer and recognizes
veteran's preference.


The City of Madison has. an opening
in the City's Wastewater Department
for the position of Wastewater Tech
I. Applicants must have a high
school diploma or GED, be 18 years
of age, and have a Class "D" Conm-
mercial Florida Driver's License. We
prefer someone with three years ex-
perience in maintenance and repair
of pumps, motors and equipment. A
comparable amount of training or ex-
perience can be substituted for the
minimum qualifications. Job applica-
tions may be picked up at the City
Hall between the hours of 8:00 am
and 5:00 pm, Monday through Fri-
day. Applications will be accepted
for this position from February 9,
2009 until February 20, 2009. No ap-


plications will be accepted for this
position after 5:00 pm on February
23, 2009.

The City of Madison is an Equal Op-
portunity Employer and recognizes
Veteran's Preference. The City of.
Madison is a Drug Free Workplace.
The applicant must pass a complete
physical, drug test and background
test before being employed.


ICLASSIFFI D~jJ^S (850) 973-4141^


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Wednesday, February 11, 2009


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',.IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
-)N AND.FOR MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION

"*'BAYVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC,
Plaintiff,


CASE NO. 2006-328-CA


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


IN RE: ESTATE OF
CARLTON C. BURNETTE,
Deceased.


DIVISION


DOUGLAS E. PICKLES, et al,
Defendantss.
/

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTIGE-IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure
.dated January 26, 2009 and entered in Case No. 2006-328-CA of the Circuit Court of the
THIRD Judicial Circuit in and for MADISON County, Florida wherein BAYVIEW LOAN
SERVICING, LLC, is the Plaintiff and DOUGLAS E. PICKLES; KIMBERLY J.
PICKLES; are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at EAST
DOOR OF THE MADISON COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:OOAM, on the 24 day of
Feb, 2009, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment:

ALL EAST OF STATE ROAD NO. 9 OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER
OF NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 21, TOWNSHIP 2 NORTH,
RANGE 9 EAST, CONTAINING 25 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, CHERRY
LAKE FARMS PROJECT.

LESS AND EXCEPT THAT PROPERTY CONVEYED IN O.R. BOOK 683,
PAGE 164, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED BELOW:

THE SOUTH 10.00 ACRES OF THOSE LANDS DESCRIBED IN O.R.
, ,BOOK 362, PAGE 85'OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MADISON
COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING THE SOUTH 10.00 ACRES OF THOSE
LANDS LYING EAST OF STATE ROAD 53 OF THE SOUTHEAST
QUARTER (SE 1/4) OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER (NW 1/4) OF
SECTION 21, TOWNSHIP 2 NORTH, RANGE 9 EAST, BEING MORE
PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:

- 'BEGIN AT AN IRON PIPE MARKING THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF
SAID SE 1/4 OF NW 1/4; THENCE NORTH 89'36'09" WEST ALONG THE
SOUTH LINE OF SAID SE 1/4 OF NW 1/4 A DISTANCE OF 892.11 FEET
TO A D.O.T REAR ON THE EASTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF
' :STATE ROAD 53 AS DESCRIBED IN O.R. BOOK 435, PAGE 169 OF THE
AFORESAID RECORDS; THENCE NORTH 02'04'41" EAST ALONG
SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 491.61 FEET TO A
REBAR; THENCE.SOUTH 89'36'09" EAST A DISTANCE OF 881.15 FEET
'TO AN IRON PIPE ON THE EAST LINE OF SAID SE 1/4 OF NW 1/4;
THENCE SOUTH 00'48'02" WEST ALONG SAID EAST LINE A
DISTANCE OF 491.34 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING
CONTAINING 10.00 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. SAID LANDS SITUATE,
LYING AND BEING IN MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA.

LESS AND EXCEPT THAT PROPERTY CONVEYED TO THE STATE
OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, O.R. BOOK 435,
PAGE 169, FOR ADDITIONAL ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY

A/K/A 6750 North State Road 53, Madison, FL 32340
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the prop-
erty owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after
the sale. .

WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on 1/29, 2009.

Tim Sanders
Clerk of the Circuit Court


By: Ramona Dickinson
Deputy Clerk

2/4, 2/11




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
3IN AND FOR MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA
,-CIIL DIVISION ,, .

BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY,

Plaintiff,
CASE NO. 2008-CA-000418

v.

ORLANDO DEL REY, et al,

Defendants; /

NOTICE OF SALE

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in
this cause, in the Circuit Court of Madison County, Florida, I wilt sell the property situat-
ed in Madison County, Florida described as:

TRACT 77, AUCILLA PLANTATIONS UNRECORDED, MORE
PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT AN IRON
ROD MARKING THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 1
SOUTH, RANGE 6 EAST, MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA AND RUN SOUTH
00'05'02' EAST, A DISTANCE OF 2698.30 FEET TO A POINT, THENCE
SOUTH 88o45'34' WEST, A DISTANCE OF 3035.79 FEET TO A POINT,
THENCE SOUTH 0152'30' EAST, A DISTANCE OF 893.87 FEET TO A POINT,
THENCE SOUTH 7652'551 WEST, A DISTANCE OF 1894.59 FEET TO A POINT
IN THE CENTERLINE OF AN 80 FOOT WIDE ROADWAY, UTILITY AND
'DRAINAGE EASEMENT (ROAD 3008), THENCE RUN ALONG SAID
CENTERLINE AS FOLLOWS: SOUTH 3648'00' EAST, A DISTANCE OF 111.05
,-FEET TO A POINT, SOUTH 42052'46' EAST, A DISTANCE OF 292.12 FEET TO
k A POINT, THENCE SOUTH 3606'38' EAST, A DISTANCE OF 136.54 'FEET TO
A POINT, THENCE SOUTH 2232'06 EAST, A DISTANCE OF 83.63 FEET TO A
POINT, THENCE SOUTH 10029'49' EAST, A DISTANCE OF 90.83 FEET TO A
POINT, THENCE LEAVING SAID CENTERLINE, RUN SOUTH 19026'48'
WEST, A DISTANCE OF 888.34 FEET MORE OR LESS TO A POINT, IN THE
CENTER OF ALLIGATOR CREEK, FOR A POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE
FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING, RUN NORTH 19026'48' EAST, A
DISTANCE OF 888.34 FEET TO A POINT IN THE CENTERLINE OF SAID 80
-FOOT WIDE ROADWAY, UTILITY AND DRAINAGE EASEMENT (ROAD
-3008), THENCE RUN ALONG SAID CENTERLINE AS FOLLOWS: NORTH
10'29'49' WEST, A DISTANCE OF 90.83 FEET TO A POINT, THENCE NORTH
'22o32'06' WEST, A DISTANCE OF 83.63 FEET TO A POINT, THENCE NORTH
36006'38' WEST, A DISTANCE OF 136.54 FEET TO A POINT, THENCE NORTH
42052:45' WEST A DISTANCE OF 292.12 FEET TO A POINT, THENCE NORTH
36048'00' WEST, A DISTANCE OF 111.05 FEET TO A POINT, THENCE NORTH
3343'11' WEST, A DISTANCE OF 139.65 FEET TO A POINT, THENCE NORTH
50*24'46' WEST, A DISTANCE OF 163.33 FEET TO A POINT, THENCE NORTH
3853'10' WEST, A DISTANCE OF 52.13 FEET TO A POINT, THENCE NORTH
;2753'05' WEST, A DISTANCE OF 77.52 FEET TO A POINT, THENCE NORTH
16o47'46' WEST, A DISTANCE OF 145.58 FEET TO A POINT, THENCE NORTH
09006'29' WEST. A DISTANCE OF 66.30 FEET TO A POINT OF
INTERSECTION WITH AN 80 FOOT WIDE ROADWAY. UTILITY AND
"DRAINAGE EASEMENT (140TH STREET), THENCE RUN ALONG THE
CENTERLINE OF SAID 140TH STREET AS FOLLOWS: SOUTH 54048'50'
WEST, A DISTANCE OF 515.89 FEET TO A POINT, THENCE SOUTH 53'39'59'
WEST, A DISTANCE OF 61.07 FEET TO A POINT, THENCE SOUTH 37023'56'
WEST, A DISTANCE OF 271.19 FEET TO A POINT, THENCE SOUTH 1116'371
WEST, A DISTANCE OF 129.16 FEET TO A POINT, THENCE SOUTH 16057'46'
EAST, A DISTANCE OF 234.67 FEET TO A POINT, THENCE SOUTH 09049'31'
.WEST, A DISTANCE OF 115.24 FEET TO A POINT, THENCE SOUTH 38033'28'
WEST, A DISTANCE OF 280.42 FEET TO A POINT, THENCE SOUTH 51014'00'
WEST, A DISTANCE OF 269.55 FEET TO A POINT IN THE CENTER OF A 50
' 'FOOT RADIUS CUL-DE-SAC, THENCE LEAVING SAID CENTERLINE, RUN
*SOUTH 02059'52' EAST, A DISTANCE OF 719.64 FEET MORE OR LESS TO A
/ POINT IN THE CENTER OF ALLIGATOR CREEK, THENCE RUN IN A
NORTHEASTERLY, EASTERLY AND SOUTHEASTERLY DIRECTION
ALONG THE CENTER OF SAID ALLIGATOR CREEK, (CHORD OF SAID
CREEK BEING NORTH 8302'55' EAST, A DISTANCE OF-1393.10 FEET) TO
THE POINT OF BEGINNING.

and commonly known as: TRACT 77, Aucilla Plantation Greenville, FL 32331, at public
sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, on the West Front Steps of the Madison Coun-
'' ty Courthouse, 125 SW Range Avenue, Madison, Florida 32341 at 11:00 a.m., on February
"24, 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 PEN-
'DENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.

,,If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate
in this proceeding, you are entitled, at'no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance.
Please contact Nancy K. Nydam, Court Administrator, P.O. Box 1569, Lake City, Florida
32056-1569 (904) 758-2163 within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771.

SDated this 1/29/09

'TIM SANDERS
Clerk of the Circuit Court

By: Ramona Dickinson
Deputy Clerk


2/4. 2/11


CASE NO.: 2009-07-CP
PROBATE DIVISION


NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION


TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ENTI-
TLED ESTATE AND ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN SAID ESTATE:
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the administration of the estate of CARLTON C.
BURNETTE, deceased, is pending in the Circuit Court in and for Madison County, Flori-
da, Probate Division, the address of which is the Madison County Courthouse, Post Office
Box 237, Madison, Florida 32340. The name and addresses of the Personal Representative
and the Personal Representative's attorney are set forth below.
All persons having claims or demands against the estate are required, WITHIN THREE
CALENDAR MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE to file
with the clerk of the above'styled court a written statement of any claim or demand they
may have. Each claim must be in writing and must indicate the basis for the claim, the
name and address of the creditor or his agent or attorney, and the amount claimed. If the
claim is not yet due, the date when it will become due shall be stated. If the claim is con-
tingent or unliquidated, the nature of the uncertainty shall be stated. If the claim is se-
cured, the security shall be described. The claimant shall deliver sufficient
copies of the claim to the clerk to enable the clerk to mail one (1) copy to each the repre-
sentative.
All persons interested in the estate to whom a copy of this Notice of Administration has
been mailed are required, WITHIN THREE CALENDAR MONTHS FROM THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE to file any objections they may have
that challenges the validity of the decedent's will, the qualifications of the personal repre-
sentative, or the venue or jurisdiction of the Court.
ALL CLAIMS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
Date of the first publication of this Notice of
Administration: February 11, 2009.
Cary A. Hardee, I1 CARLTON M, BURNETTE, Personal Representative
Post Office Drawer 450 504 SW Range Avenue
Madison, Florida 32341 Madison, Florida 32340
Telephone (850) 973-4007
Facsimile (850) 973-8495
Florida Bar Number 133856
Attorney for the Personal Representative
2/11,2/18



NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING: The District Board of Trustees of North
Florida Community College will hold its regular monthly meeting.,
Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at 5:30 p:m. in the NFCC Student Center
Lakeside Room, NFCC, 325 NW Turner Davis Dr., Madison, FL. A copy of
the agenda may be obtained by writing: NFCzC, Office of the President,
325 NW Turner Davis Dr., Madison, FL 32340. For disability-related
accommodations, contact the NFCC Office of College Advancement,
850-973-1653. NFCC is an equal access/equal opportunity employer.



: Notice
The Aucilla Area Solid Waste Administration will have it's regular Board Meeting on Mon-
day, February 16, 2009 at 3:00pm in the Board Room of the Administration Building locat-
ed in Greenville, Fl.




PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice of Public Hearing. The Madison County Housing Partnership
Administrators will hold a public hearing on February 23, 2009 at 2:45
p.m. to receive comment on the Madison County Local Housing Assistance
Plan for the State Housing Incentive Partnership Plan for the years
2009/2010, 2010/2011, 2011/2012. The Public Hearing is being held at
the Madison County Extension Office, located at 184 NW College Loop,
Madison, Florida. If special accommodations are necessary, contact
Matt Pearson at (386) 362-4115 ext. 242.



PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice of Meeting. The Madison County Affordable Housing Partnership
Advisory Committee will hold a public hearing on February 23, 2009 at
3:00 p.m. to review the Madison County Local Housing Assistance Plan
for the State Housing Incentive Partnership Plan for the years
2009/2010, 2010/2011, 2011/2012. The Public Hearing is being held at
the Madison County Extension Office, located at 184 NW College Loop,
Madison, Florida. If special accommodations are necessary, contact
Matt Pearson at (386) 362-4115 ext. 242.


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HISTORY





The Town Of Lee


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Photo Courtlsy of Florida Archives
The Lee United Methodist Church sits nestled among
the pines.


By Alfa Hunt
Greene Publishing, Inc.
One of the towns of Madison County which has sur-
vived the test of time is Lee. The beginning of the small
community dates back to the Civil War, with the con-
struction of the railroad. A few settlers "clustered to-
gether on the site of the present town," as Edwin B.
Browning put it. The people chose the name "Lee" in
honor of the confederate general, Robert E. Lee.
It is noted that Gen. Lee-aftqr the Civil War-hung
up his sword and became dedicated to restoring Lee
University as its president. It is believed that word soon
reached him that the citizens in the deep south had
named a small village in honor of him. At his earliest
convenience, Gen. Lee made his way to the village as
the news of the people naming a settlement after him
touched his heart greatly. He spent several days there
before heading back to Washington.
Browning reveals a small portion of the visit thus-
ly: "... on the morning of his leave-taking from the
town, Mrs. Haven, where he was staying, served him an
old fashioned plantation breakfast of grits, ham, eggs,.
marmalade and coffee. It has been said that the great
old man did full justice to the delicious meal, and left
greatly impressed by the hospitality of the people."
The first post office of the town of Lee was estab-
lished in 1882, with Thomas L. Boone as its postmaster.
Journalists of the time period reveal these businesses:
Brass and Sullivan, General Merchandise; and Phillips


Photo Courtesy of Florida Archives
The current Lee Public Library is the oldest building
In Lee. It formerly served as the barbershop of Simon
Kinsey, Jr., as well as a store.

and Haven Brothers, operators of a sawmill and grist
mill. G.B. Haven was justice of the peace.
Even though the area was not settled until after the
War Between the States, the area surrounding Lee had
buildings all around it. One of the first Methodist
churches was established near the future site of Lee.
Lee Methodist Church was established in 1828,
shortly after the beginning of Hickory Grove
Methodist. The church was a result of the many circuit
riders of the South Carolina Conference, who began
visiting the county as early as 1823. The first church
was constructed closer to the Suwannee River than the
present building, which is located within Lee. It is be-
lieved that the name of the church was originally Nor-
ton's Creek Methodist Church.
A revival meeting was held in 1869, with a man by
the name of Lowry as the preacher. As a result, a new
church building was completed in 1870. A debate was
held as to name the new church, and one of the early
leaders of the church suggested the name "Stonewall"
after "Stonewall" Jackson. The name was chosen and
remained the name until the church was moved to its
present location in Lee. Other leaders in the church
were Henry Haven, Needham Rye, B.A. Horton, J.B.
Horton, and J.E. Whitty. Around 1884, a new building
was completed about 1.5 miles west of the original site,
on land given by a Mr. West.. At the time, with the town
of Lee being transformed into a trading center, the
church was moved yet again and a new building erect-


Photo Courtesy of Florida Archives
This building formerly served as the Lee Post Officej
as well as the Farmer's Bank.


ed. By this time, the name was changed to Lee
Methodist.
The Florida State Gazetteer, during the years of
1884-85, described the communities in the county.
"Lee-A new post office and a way station on the
Florida Central and Western Railroad. Eight miles from
Madison court house. Cotton is the chief product..Mails
daily."
Lee grew to the point that it eventually received a
charter on March 28, 1909, and elected its first mayor;
W.J. Geer. Within a few years, the Farmers Bank of Lee
was organized. In 1916, the Citizens Bank of Madison
took over the assets as well as the deposits of the Farm-
ers Bank. Shortly after, the Lee State bank was estab-
lished with John W Wadsworth as its cashier. In the fall
of 1917, Wadsworth suddenly died, and when another
qualified cashier could not be found amongst the citi-
zens of Lee, the State Bank merged with the Citizens
Bank of Madison.
The Lee School had burned down during the World
War years, and in order to compensate for the lack of a
proper school building, high school classes were held in
the old dormitory building in Madison.
One of the more noted facts about Lee is that it was-
n't until about 30 years ago that Lee had any female cit-
izens elected to the city council or to serve as its mayor.
The town of Lee serves as a .quiet spot for any
tourist or resident, making it a comfortable place to re-
side.




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