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Local Pilgrim's Pride Avoids Recent Round Of Closures
By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Pilgrim's Pride Corp. said it would cut 3,000 jobs, shutting down operations at three of its 32 chicken processing plants. Fortunately, the Live Oak operations
were not among them. The closures, which wlln reduce the company's chicken production by roughly 10 percent, are designed to save the company $110 million a
year as part of an ongoing restructuring. The company filed for Chapter 11 protection in December under a heavy debt load.
The company expects the closures to cost $35 million, not including asset write-downs it may take in the second quarter. The plants are expected to close by
mid-May. They are in Douglas, Ga.; El Dorado, Ark.; and Farmerville. La. The move also affects 430 independent chicken farmers, the company said. The compa-
Sny also said it would combine its protein salad production operation in Franconia, Pa.. with its Moorefield, W. Va., facility .
Live Oak Pilgrim's Pride is in midstream with personnel reductions it announced several months ago; however. As this occurs, local Workforce Development
Board leadership urge pending or currently displaced workers to contact the local Employment Connections office in Madison at (850) 973-9675.
Michael Curtis can be reached at email@example.com.
NFCC Brain Bowl Team Decimates
Competition In FCAA Regionals
.NFCC Brain Bowl Participants (L to R) John Marir
ris, Team Captain Jessica Collins, and Adrian Peters he
:ci, Tony Fluriach, Sabrina Herring, Michael Har-
up the first place trophy from their recent win.
I The North Florida Community College Brain Bowl team recently won its first tournament since 1997
at the FCCA Panhandle Regionals at Gulf Coast Community College February 7. The victory came in the
final round after NFCC defeated Chipola College's A Team, which in the past has held a consistent record
of being one of the most successfully noted teams in the country
NFCC Brain Bowl Captain Jessica Collins led the team to victory taking home the honor of the high-
est-sihigle-scorer at-the tournament. The tournament ended with a final score between NFCC and Chipola
of 525 to 445. NFCC will proceed to the state championship tournament at Brevard Community College in
" ', Cocoa, Fla. in March.
"This is an outstanding accomplishment that confirms what we have always known," said Doug Brown,
NFCC Dean of Program Development and Community Outreach. "We have great students on our campus."
NFCC Brain Bowl participants are team Captain Jessica Collins and Michael Harris, Perry; Damon
Fico, Adrian Peters, and Tiffanie Collins, Madison; John Marinacci and Sabrina Herring, Live Oak: Tony
Fluriach, Mayo, and Matthew Smith of Monticello. NFCC science and mathematics instructor Dr. Tony
Delia is the team sponsor. For more information about the Brain Bowl call 850.973.1632 or email Deli-
aA@'nfcc.edu. Visit the NFCC Brain Bowl Team on the web at www.nfcc.edu and search key word "Brain
Local Children Needed
Remember when all the local children's photos
ran in the newspaper last year as Tomorrow's Lead-
Well, Interpress Studios is returning next
Wednesday, March 11, to photograph the children
again. Better call early to set up an appoinhnent!
Contact Emerald Greene at (850) 973-4141 or (850) 973-
Interpress also photographs adults and families.
There is no charge or obligation to have a pho-
, To celebrate Dr. Seuss'
birthday, Dawn's Kinder
Academy is asking local
adults to come read to the
children. To volunteer,
please call Dawn Phillips
at (850) 971-5225.
Huge Prizes Awaiting Winners
Of Essay And Art Contest
By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Lee Day Centennial celebration is right
around the corner and organizers want to make
sure students throughout Madison County get their
essay and art entries in by March 20th to take part in
the tremendous prizes being awarded.
The Lee Day Committee has set aside $2000 in
cash savings bond prizes for submissions in three
age groupings: K-5, 6-8, and 9-12.
There are a few recommendations and rules. Art
is asked to be no larger than 28" by 22" (initial re-
ports stated 30" by 22," which is fine for those al-
ready created or submitted). Of course,'
three-dimensional artwork is also welcome, but
preferably no deeper than the top of traditional long
foldout tables. Practically speaking, planners simply
wish to ensure art can be comfortably displayed for
viewing and judging.
The essay contest is focusing on the 100-year his-
tory of Lee, although all topics are open. Essays
should be no longer than 500 words and, again, extra
credit is given for Lee themes and stories. This re-
porter recently reminded a great group of Central
School eighth graders they could 'reach out to the
Lee community for interesting stories and essay top-
ics. Organizers thank all participants in advance for
their involvement and encouragement.
Lastly, the Lee Day committee wants to thank "
Please see Prizes, Page 2A
S 2Sections, 28 Pages Local & Regional Crij
Around Madison Count) 6-9A History
Bndal Guide 10A Obituaries
Classieds/Legals 14- 15A Money & Finance
Path otFanh \ B Section Health
The Madison County Farm Service Agency
(FSA) will be holding a 2008 Farm Bill Update meet-
ing on March 5,2009 at 6:30 pm at the Madison Coun-
ty Extension Office. All agricultural land owners
and farmers are invited to attend. Some of the top-
ics that are to be discussed are:
*Farm Loan Programs
*Farm Service Agency Programs
-r *Natural Resource Conservation Service Pro-
Charlotte Blackburn (FSA-Farm Loan Pro-
grams), Bern Smith (Natural Resource Conserva-
tion Service) and Mark Demott (FSA-Farm
Programs) will be available to answer questions.
Please see Farm Bill, Page 2A
Lee Community Yard Sale,
Set For March 7
.On March 7, from 8
a.m. to 3 'p.m., the Lee
Volunteer Fire Depart-
ment will be holding a
community yard sale at
the firehouse, which is lo-
cated adjacent to Lee
CitfHall on County Road
255 just north of US 90.
/Residents are urged
to drop buy and grab a
11A ll MWl Miy
* bargain. Those interest-
ed in renting space or do-
nating items are'
gratefully requested to
contact Carolyn at (850)
971-5573 or Cindy at (850)
thank all in advance for
their continued support
of this worthwhile ser-
Three Arrested On Drug
And Firearms Charges
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
One man was arrest- -
ed for possession of mar-
ijuana with intent to
sell; one was arrested for
possession of drug para-
phernalia and another
was arrested on.- a
firearm charge during a
traffic stop on Saturday, DEXTER RICHARDSON
According to a Madi-
son Police Department
report, Patrolman Eric
Gilbert conducted a rou-
tine traffic stop on a car,
driven by Cordele An-
derson, Jr., 21, of Madi-
During the stop,
Gilbert noticed Dexter
Antoine Richardson, 21, CORDELE
of Madison, sticking ANDERSON, JR.
something in the inside
of his pants. w -
and a search of the car, n
Gilbert, assisted by Pa-
trolman Joey Smith,
found 42 baggies of mar-
ijuana, a concealed
firearm and a set of digi-
Richardson was ar-
rested for possession of KENDRICK COLLINS
maWijuana more than 20 was arrested for posses-
grams with intent to sell sion of drug parapher-
Anderson was ar- nalia
rested for possession of Jacob Bembry can be
a concealed weapon. reached I at
Kendrick Martcell jacoba@greenepublishing.
Collins, 21. of Madison. com.
Woman Arrested For
Grand Theft, Escape
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A Madison woman
was arrested for stealing
SSI checks and escape on
Friday. Feb. 27.
According to a Madi-
son Police Department
report, at approximately
12:45 p.m., Patrolman
Joey Smith was trying to
arrest Sade Brown. 18,
for grand theft while she
was in the police depart-
Brown was scream-
ing at Smith and she
managed to get her left
hand out of the hand-
After Smith once
again cuffed Brown, she
fled from the police de-
partment on foot.
Brown was appre-
hended at the intersec-
tion of Pinckney and
Meeting Street. She was
transported to the Madi-
son County Jail and
charged with grand theft
She was also
charged with disorderly
conduct and resisting ar-
rest with violence.
Jacob Bembry can be
Madison County To Stop
Burning Yard Trash
Effective March 9, due to the State of Florida's
new requirements regarding permanent burn sites,
Madison County will no longer burn yard trash and
tree limbs that are collected at the Madison County
Collection Sites. The burn area located off of Rocky
Ford Road will no longer be open for any disposal of
/trees, tree limbs or yard trash that has been taken
there in the past. The yard trash and tree limbs, col-
lected from the collection sites should be taken to
the Aueilla Land Fill for disposal.
Just as a reminder, the Solid Waste Collection
Sites are for use by the residents of the county that
pay a special assessment and are permitted to dis-
pose of their solid waste, recyclable items, yard
trash and small tree limbs. The primary purpose of
the collection sites and disposal procedures are out-
lined in County Ordinance 96-73 and adopted by the
Madison County Board of County Commissioners.
The tree limbs and disposal of yard trash must meet
the description below or be disposed of by other
Tree limbs must be no longer than 8 feet in
length and no bigger than 6 inches in diameter, oth-
erwise they cannot be safely handled by service ve-
Yard'rakings brought to the sites for disposal in
plastic lawn bags must be emptied, otherwise it com-
plicates disposal at the Aucilla Landfill.
Commercial tree trimmers and yard service
providers are not permitted to bring yard trash and
limbs to the collection sites for disposal. The service
providers are required to complete a solid waste
plan from the Solid Waste Department and be prop-
erly licensed through the Office of the Tax Collector.
Please see Yard Trash, Page 2A
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2A Madison County Carrier
, Wednesday, March 4, 2009
VIEWPOINTS & OPINIONS
Letters to the Editor are typed word for word,
comma for comma, as sent to this newspaper.
.;I ry thdcont from Page lA
Ip In addition, the provi
Sday arrangements for disposal o:
Citizens who may become
ing should consider compos
9uired to resort to other
include seeking a permit fro
oto burn on private property
I I apartment is equipped to n
available for citizens who r
S ret information is needed, pleas
Solid Waste and Recycling I
.- .2611. Thank you for ypur co
1" ri,7, ,
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ders must make other
f what they collect.
Le involved in land clear-
ting, but will also be re-
means of disposal, to
om the Forestry Service
y The Solid Waste De-
make rental containers
require them. If further
e feel free to contact the
Department at (850) 973-
cont frm Page 1A
Joe and Linda Boyles for spearheading this pro-
ject, creating a great way for those represent the fu-
ture of our county to be rewarded in so many ways
for honoring its past.
Those seeking more information may forward a
message through. Lee City Hall at (850) 971-5867 -
huge thanks to Janice Millr, Cheryl Archambault
and Pat Mess for taking all the calls. One may also
call Michapl Curtis orn Jacob Bembry at (850) 973-
4141 for assistance. .
Michael Curtis canh be reached at
cont from Page 1A
It is hoped that this meeting may provide an-
swers to some questions concerning the new farm
bill. Refreshments will be provided. If there any
questions concerning the meeting, please call the
Madison FSA Office at (850) 973-2205.
ULM .'.7C.; .' ,
Yvonne Smith grewup in central south
Florida before moving to Madison 52 years
near Lago. A retired teacher, Smith taught school
for two years longer than she's been a resi-
dent of the county.
Every one o'f miy children are college
graduates as well," .Smith stated with well-
deservedfpride. Even my daughter who's a
Gator fan is one now, but we don't talk about
P M" When asked her. motto in life, Smith
1i50.,replied, ."Look for the good in everybody
That's what I always did with my students."
Question Of The Week
Howoften do you recycle?
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"In reference to your exercise equipment at home,
how often do you use it?"
Voting for this question ends 3-9-09.
I Have A Love/Hate
With My GPS
This past week my two daughters and I took a
trip up to Nashville, Tenn. for five days. It was great,
and all three of us had a wonderful time. We took a
lot of pictures and gathered a lot of information, all
of Which you can read about in our upcoming "Sum-
mer.Travel" pages here in the newspaper. ,
We, left out late Tuesday night, and I drove the
eight-hour trip straight through. From midnight on,
there is no traffic on the roads (except for me and
semi trucks), and .that made it a fairly nice ride.
I learned to really appreciate, and to hate, my
GPS unit in my car, during this trip. Up until this
past week, the major use of that GPS was to punch
in directions to specific locations in Tallahassee.
Simple! Put the directions in, it tells me to get on I-
10, tells me which exit to get off on, and then leads
me to the correct address. I have been able to handle
that, and I truly have loved that GPS.
Going through downtown Atlanta, at midnight,
I really appreciated having that GPS mounted on my
windshield. It kept me 'on track. Six lanes of traffic
(seven at some times) was overwhelming to someone
who is used to nothing but two lanes, and the multi-
tude of signs and directions was confusing, but my
GPS got me through it. "She" (it's a woman's voice)
talked to me the whole time..... "Keep to the right in
two miles," "Keep to the right in .5 miles," and "Re-
main on' the current road." (Lucky. for me, however,
it was midnight and only a few of us were actually
on the road.)
Along with the voice, there is also the dingingg"
noise "she" makes. "She" dings when I am supposed
to get off on my new exit.
I made it safely to our hotel Wednesday morning
at 3 a.m., without incident. I was so proud of myself.
The next day, we drove downtown arid then to a
friend's house, on the outskirts of Nashville, with-
out incident. All with the help of that little GPS.
Again, I was so proud of myself.
Somewhere during the next two days, our
"friendship" ended. Those few days in Tennessee be-
gan testing my patience with that thing. Atlanta was
a piece of cake to what I was dealing with in
Nashville. But the fact that I had tons of traffic to
deal with added to the stress. (Once again we are
talking about someone who is used to "rush hour,"
meaning that you actually get stopped by all four red
lights in town.)
I truly began thinking "she" was messed up.
"She" would tell me to "stay on the current road"
and I did, only to find that I made a wrong turn. The
words "Calculating Route" became a thorn in my
side. Those words meant that I had taken the wrong
turn and "she" had to figure out where I was, and
how to get me back on track.
And that dinging became a nuisance. "She"
dings EXACTLY when "she" wants you to do some-
thing. No lead way - I need lead way!!!! When I'm
told to get off on an exit and I'm trying to read the
road signs, and read the little itty-bitty words on that
GPS and try to figure out if that is, in fact, .the cor-
rect exit, given that there must be 10 different inter-
states all intertwined together in Nashville, then I
need more time than "she" gives me with those darn
The more I messed up, the more confused I got.
The more confused I got, the more aggravated I got.
The more aggravated I got, the more I felt like a com-
plete failure after all, who can't find their way
around WITH a GPS unit? And all the while, there
satiny two daughters laughing. Laughing at me.
I. do consider myself fairly smart, book smart
that is. I have never told anyone'that I actually have
a lot of'common sense, however.
It took me two days to figure out, \vith 10 differ-
ent interstates, and six lanes of traffic, that when
"she" said "stay on the current road," "she" meant
that particular interstate number not the lane of
traffic I was in. If I was in the far right lane (after
coming off an interstate exchange) and "she" said
"stay on the current road" then I did. I stayed right
there in that lane until it veered and took me right
back off on the next road. Then the famous words of
"calculating route" would haunt me.
The fact that she would "ding" even if "she"
doesn't want me to get off on an exit confused me. If
I heard a "ding," then I thought I was supposed to get
off on that exit, or turn on that road. Not the case.
"She" dings just if you follow her directions. When
"she" says "stay on the current road" and I actually
did, when I would pass that exit, "she" would ding.
Made me think I was supposed to turn there. Nope.
She meant "ding" this is where I want you to stay on
the current road. (This is where the hate part of the
relationship really started taking shape.)
It seemed like a hit-and-miss with my under-
standing of that thing. Sometimes I seemed to grasp
the full understanding and sometimes I seemed to
just drift off into total oblivion and could not grasp
the meaning of what "she" was trying to tell me.
It took me two days to finally realize what I was
doing wrong and to understand her dinging. I could-
n't help but laugh at myself. After all, my children
had already laughed enough at me.
With the help of Cheltsie, who would sit up front
with me, the GPS and I became friends again. I
learned that "stay on the current road" did not mean
that lane of traffic; it meant read the darn road signs
and stay on that road.
So, the ride home was nice. My GPS and I un-
derstood each other once again and "she" helped me
get us home.
We did however drive through the "winter
storm" that passed through the east Sunday morn-
ing. For 400 miles, we drove in the snow storm. For
the most part, I was kinda glad we did. My girls got
to see more snow than they've seen before; we took
pictures, got it on video, and saw things that we
southern girls don't see much.
The trip was nice. It is nice to always come home
though. We made memories..... and that is what is
always the most important thing in life.
Until then..... I'll see you around the town.
! The Publisher
Mary Ellen Greene
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:-:Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Madison County Carrier 3A
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Lee Day Pageant
The Lee Day Pageant is scheduled for Saturday,
March 14, at 6 p.m., at the Van H. Priest Auditorium
in Madison. Go out and show your support for the
contestants in the pageant.
Lee Day is set for Saturday, April 4. Make plans
how to attend this festive event where Rip van Win-
kle stops napping and proverbial village of
Brigadoon comes to life.
Also that evening, an open microphone gospel
music jamboree will be held at Lee Worship Center
beginning at 6:30 p.m. Bring a covered dish, yourself
and your willingness to sing or just to listen and en-
joy a night of great gospel music. For more informa-
tion, please call Allen or Brenda McCormick at (850)
Happy birthday wishes go ouit this week to Leno-
ra Pate, who will celebrate her big day on Wednes-
day, March 4. Selina Phillips will celebrate her
birthday on Friday, March 6.
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!
- Connie Alexander Harris vs. Sim Alexander -
S other civil
Morris J. Bell vs. Surretta Bell domestic in-
Timothy Shane Watford vs. Casey Birdwell -
Keturah K. Robinson vs. Archie Leroy Terry -
dissolution of marriage
Carmen G. Renneker vs. VirginiatA. Taylor, et al
Cavalry Investments vs. Consuela Thompson -
In late 1940, Presi-
dent Roosevelt approved
a plan to form an Amer-
ican Volunteer Group
(AVG) to fly against the
invading Japanese for
Chiang Kai-shek's na-
tionalist government in
'China. Over the next
several months, about
three hundred airmen
and ground crews were
recruited. Most came
from the military ser-
vices, and they resigned
to join the AVG. Essen-
tially they were merce-
naries and paid as such.
One of the recruits was
a young Navy ensign by
the name of David Lee
You might guess
that Tex hailed from
Texas.- specifically the
hill coUwtry west of San
Antonio. His father was-
the chaplain for
Tex and his
mates sailed in
.the summer of
1941 -across the
Pacific to Burma
,They were met
there by their
Chennault was a
pilot who had
worked for Chi-
ang since 1937.
In Burma, Chen-
nault taught his
were war sur-
plus that the
longer needed ,
and were pretty .
up with the idea of
painting shark's teeth
on the front airscoop of
the P-40 and the legend
of the Flying Tigers was
By the time Decem-
ber rolled around, the
AVG was ready for com-
bat. The Japanese then
jump-started the war
with their simultaneous
attacks of December 7
and 8, 1941.
Tex was a flight
leader and soon would
take command of the
AVG's 2nd Squadron.
Shortly after the Japan-
ese attack, the AVG en-
tered combat, primarily
in a defensive role
against enemy fighters
and bombers. Tex
proved to be an out-
standing combat leader.
Soon, he had achieved
ace status, recognized
for downing five enemy
As a naval aviator,
Tex had experience with
dive bombing, and he set
about building bomb
racks for the P-40 that
would allow the AVG to
attack, not merely de-
fend against, the enemy.
Once the engineering
had been accomplished,
he instituted a training
program to teach fighter
pilots how to successful-
ly dive bomb.
In :April 1942. the
Japanese broke through
British and'Chinese mil-
itary formations and
prepared to overrun
Burma. This cut off the
last land bridge that the
Chinese had through
Northern Burma to In-
dia. As the lead Japan-
ese formations entered
China through the back
door, the AVG prepared
to greet them in the val-
ley created by the Sal-
ween River. It was a
classic military air-to-
ground encounter and
halted the Japanese ad-
About this time,
Hollywood released one
of its first war-time
films, "Flying Tigers"
staring John Wayne.
The Duke's character
was at least in part in-
spired by Tex Hill. Al-
though a little corny, the
movie was a huge suc-
cess at the box office and
garnered three Acade-
On July 4, 1942, the
AVG was disbanded and
the China Air Task
Force (and .eventually,
14th Air Force) was cre-
ated. Tex Hill was one of
five remaining AVG
members that put on the
Air Force uniform. Now
a major, he commanded
the 75th Fighter
After several addi-
tional months of high-I
stress ...... combat,
leadership, Tex re-
'turned home for a long
ing church in
Texas, he no-
ticed a young
looks, 19 year
old Mazie Sale.
I have to meet
that girl," Tex
and meet her
he -did! Not
long after in-
they married, a
641 years until
Tex's death in
2007. Tex was
was no slouch
herself: as a
she turned her
ial talent to-
estate and be-
came quite suc-
cessful. In 1974, she was
the first woman elected
to preside over the San.
Antonio Board of Real-
Now the youngest
colonel in the Air Force,
.Tex spent a stint at
Eglin Field command-
ing the Air Proving
Ground before return-
ing to China to com-
mand the 23rd Fighter
Group. He finished the
war with 18 kills, one of
America's highest scor-
-ing fighter aces. After
the' war, he returned to
his native Texas to com-
mand the Air National
Guard and work in the
oil exploration business.
Because of his reputa-
tion in China and the
Far East, he was regu-
larly employed to coun-
sel firms in solving
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LOCAL & REGIONAL CRIME BLOTTER
Defendant Found Guilty Of Conspiracy
And Murder Charges In Connection With
The Joe Cool Voyage
In Drug Arrest
A stop for a window tint violation resulted in a
drug arrest on Sunday, March 1. .
According to a Madison County Sheriff's Office
report, Deputy Doug Haskell was ,patrolling Inter-
state:-.10 When he stopped Isaac Grace, 24, of Lake
Worthy at approximately 4:50 a.m.
Marijuana was found during a search of Grace's
Grace was arrested and charged with posses-
sion of marijuana less than 20 grams.
: According to a Madison County Sheriff's Office
report, Deputy Doug Haskell was patrolling Inter-
state 10 when he stopped Isaac Grace, 24, of Lake
Worth, at approximately 4:50 a.m.
Marijuana was found during a search of Grace's
Grace was arrested and charged with piosses-
sion of marijuana less than 20 grams.
R. Alexander Acosta, United
States Attorney for the Southern
District of Florida; Jonathan I.
Solomon, Special Agent in
Charge, Federal Bureau of Inves-
tigation, Miami Field Division;
Rear Admiral Steve Branham,
Commander 7th Coast Guard Dis-
trict; Jonathan Sall, Special
Agent in Charge, Coast Guard In-
vestigative Service; Hugo Bar-
rera, Special Agent in Charge,
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,
Firearms and Explosives; and
Robert Parker, Director, Miami-'
Dade Police Department, an-
nounced that today defendant
Guillermo Alfonso Zarabozo was
found guilty by a jury for the first-
degree murders of Jake H.
Branam, Kelley S. Branam, Scott
M. Gamble, and Samuel A. Kairy,
as well as conspiracy to commit
violence against maritime naviga-
tion. Zarabozo faces a statutory
term of life imprisonment as to
the four first-degree murder
charges and a sentence of up to
Life imprisonment for the conspir-
Sentencing has been sched-
uled for May 6, 2009, before United
States District Judge Paul C.
Mr. Acosta commended the in-
vestigative efforts of the Federal
Bureau of Investigation, U.S.
Coast Guard, Coast Guard Inves-
R. Alexander Acosta, United States Attorney
for the Southern District of Florida, and Jonathan
I. Solomon, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bu-
reau of Investigation, announced that defendant
Samuel Morejon was sentenced Feb. 18 by U.S. Dis-
trict Court Judge Marcia Cooke to 27 months in
federal prison, to be followed by three years of su-
pervised release, for his participation in a mort-
gage fraud scheme. Judge Cooke further ordered
a hearing t6 determine the restitution to be paid
by Morejon; the hearing is scheduled for March
18, 2009 at 10:00 a.m.
Morejon pled guilty in December 2008 to one
count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, in vio-
lation of 18 U.S.C. 1349, and two counts of wire
fraud, in violation of 18 U.S.C, 1343. Morejon was
arrested in November 2008 for participating in the
fraudulent sale of residential property located in
Coral Gables and Miami, Florida.
According to documents filed with court, the
Coral Gables property was flipped three times
within about two years, more than doubling the
price of the propertyfrom $550,000 to $1,200,000.
Morejon served as the straw buyer in the second
sale of this property and submitted false loan ap-
plications to obtain $850,000 in financing to pur-
chase the property Once the final sale closed, the
individual posing as the buyer in the third sale,
.co-defendant Jose 'Martinez, failed to make a sin-
gle payment on the mortgage, and the property ul-
timately went'into fore6.sure" resulting in a
significant loss to the lender. -,.
tigative Service, Bureau of Alco-
hol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explo-
sives, and the Miami-Dade Police
Department. The case is being
prosecuted by Assistant United
States Attorneys Karen Gilbert,
Michael Gilfarb and Jeffrey Tsai.
A copy of this press release
may be found on the website of
the United States Attorney's Of-
fice for the Southern district of
Related court documents and in-
formation may. be found on the
website of the District Court for
the Southern District of Florida
at http://wwwflsd.uscourts.gov or
According to court records, on the same date
Morejon posed as a buyer for the Coral Gables
property, he served as a straw buyer in the pur-
chase of another residential property in, Miami,
Florida. Based on fraudulent misrepresentations
in the loan application, Morejon obtained $835,000
of financing to purchase this property. He never
made a single payment on the mortgage, and. the
property went into foreclosure resulting in a sig-
nificant loss to the lender.
This case was investigated by agencies partic-
ipating in the Federal-State Mortgage Fraud
Strike Force, including the Federal Bureau of In-
vestigation, the U.S. Secret Service, the U.S. Postal
Inspection Service, the U.S. Department of Hous-
ing and Urban Development, the State of Florida
Office of Financial Regulation, and the Miami-
Dade County Police Department. Mr. Acosta com-
mended the investigative efforts of all the
members of the Mortgage Fraud Strike, Force,
with particular thanks to the Federal Bureau of
Investigation for leading this investigation. The
case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney
Peter A. Forand.
A copy of this press release may be found on
the website of the United States Attorney's Office
for the Southern District of Florida at
www.usdoj.gov/usao/fls. Related court documents
and information may be found on the website of
,the District Cpurt for the Southern District of
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Madison County Carrier 5A
John Copeland, 78,
devoted husband, proud
father and grandfather,
died peacefully on Feb-
ruary 15, 2009.
his wife of 44 years,
Copeland; four children,
Joe King, Terri (Jack),
Howard, George. King,
and Tricia (Billy)
Hohmann; eight grand-,
Lisa King, Christo-
pher King, Ryan
Ho(ward, Lindsey Lewis,
George King, Jr.,
Jonathan Hicken, Taylor
Robert Copeland, Sr.,
(Shirley) of Melbourne.
He also leaves behind his
John was born on
March 21,1930, in Jack-
sonville, to Walter and
Copeland an grew up in
Madison. He was a hero
to his family who.demon-.
love for them and their
mother.: John was a true,
was generous with his-,
time, capable with his
hands, and a great cook.
He possessed a pure
heart and a dry sense of
humor; both qualities
drew others to him. He
will be missed and his
spirit will forever live on
in the hearts of his lov-
ing family and friends.
John enlisted in the
United States Air Force
in 1951, and in 1952.was
chosen for flight train-
ing. He received his
S wings and officer status
Sin the USAF in 1'953. He
spent eight years in the
Air Force as a fighter pi-
lot, and another 25years
in the Florida Army Na-
tional Guard. Flying in
the military was a pro-
fessional passion during
his working years. John
also retired as an Air
Traffic Controller with
the FAA putting in 37
years of service at the.
center in Hilliard.
A memorial service
was held at 1 p.m., on
Saturday, February 21, at
Church, 118 E. Monroe
St. Flowers are wel-
comed, but donations
may also be made in
, John's name to Commu-
nity Hospice Founda-
tion, 4266 Sunbeam Rd.,
Jacksonville, FL 32252.
March 3, 2009, t 2 p.m.,
at Beggs Funeral Home,
McGuire was born
on July 5,1948, in Madi-June
McGuire and Less 60, die Leeon
'Quinn McGuire. She
Swas lifelong rTuesident oay,
Madison County and
worked in road construc-
She is survived by a
McGuire was .born
son, Jeffery Singleton of
amount; three daugh-nd is the
daughteNorma Barclay of Jen-
O'Quings, and Michelle Shein-,
gletowas an of Tallahassee;nt of
one brother, Paul Fair-
cloth of Jennings; one
Madisof Lee; four grandchil-
dren; roand one great-
-' tes 1Ls Paar tiad
Mettie Johnson, age
92, died Thursday, Febru-
ary 27, 2009, in Madison.
will be held at 11 a.m.,
Wednesday, March 4, at
Baptist Church, with
burial at Concord Ceme-'
tery in Greenville.
Mettie was born on
October 12, 1916, and
lived in Madison all of
his life. He worked many
years with Howard
Studstill, Sherrod Lum-
ber Company and Madi-
son House. He enjoyed
Mettle leaves to
mourn six children,
George Freeman of
Williams (Robert) of Mi-
ami, Deloris "Doll"
Frank Johnson (Bren-
(Robert) of Madison, and
Susie Jackson (Dennis)
of Fort Lauderdale,
He also leaves one
brother, Ned Johnson
(Roberta) and sister-in-
law Georgia Hudson
Johnson, his legacy
Family was in his
life and his in-laws were
loved just as his immedi-
ate family. He will be re-
membered as a brother
by Nielza Pittman (Her-
man), Cornelious Miller,
Eddie Miller, Alean Ford
(Eddie), Annie Ruth
Flannory, Izola Barbour
(Walter) and Althea
Smith (Hardy). His
grandchildren were the
highlight of his life and
brought many years of
joy to him and Essie
Mae. They were blessed
with 14, grandchildren,
and 13 great-grandchil-
dren. Mettie also leaves a
host of nieces, nephews,
cousins, and loved ones
to remember him. They
were very thankful to
the late "Mr. Buck" and
Brother Leroy Holmes
who stepped in 'and
served as Mettie's room-
mates, helpers, and
friends in his last years.
He was predeceased
by his wife, Essie Mae
Johnson on January 16,,
Christine Cruce, a
homemaker, age 89,
passed away on Thurs-
day, February 19, 2009, at
Big Bend Hospice House
in Tallahassee. She was
born in Ashburn, Ga.,
coming from Cordele,
Ga. She had lived in
Shady Grove since 1936.
Mrs. Cruce was a mem-
ber of the Shady Grove
Church. She enjoyed
spending time with her
family; especially her
ing, fishing, cooking for
her family and attending
She was preceded in
death by her husband,
J.D. Cruce in 1958. .
She is survived by
four sons: L.M. Cruce
and wife Bessie of Shady
Grove, J. W Cruce and
wife Derry of Madison,
Jerry Cruce 'and wife
Mary of West Memphis,
Cruce and wife Carol of
Perry; one daughter,
Reba C. Todd and hus-
band Tommy of Perry;
15 grandchildren; 34
and 15 great-great-grand-
children; a host of
nieces; nephews; other
relatives and friends.
will be held at Joe P.
Burns Funeral Home on
Saturday, February 21, at
2 p.m., with Pastor Jessie
Benefield and Pastor
Howard Folsom officiat-
ing. Interment will fol-
low at Hendry Cemetery
Family will receive
friends on Friday
evening from 7-9 p.m., at
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Thru March 31
The Florida DEP's
Stephen Foster Folk
Culture Center State
Park, in White Springs,
will host a black-
smithing workshop on
and Saturdays through
the end of March, from
9 a.m. until 12 noon.
Students will learn how
to draw out, bend, upset
and twist iron. Every-
one will leave with a
simple finished prod-
uct. Workshop fees are
$15 per class, which in-
cludes park admission
and all supplies., For ad-
ditional information or
to register for the work-
shops, please call the
Park Gift Shop at (386)
397-1920 or visit
The Madison Coun-
ty FSA will hold a 2008
Farm Bill Update meet-
ing on March 5, at 6:30
p.m., at the Madison
County Extension Of-
fice. All agricultural
land owners and farm-
ers are invited to at-
tend. Some of the topics
that are to be discussed
are farm loan pro-
grams, FSA programs
and Natural Resource
tives of FSA arid Natur-
will be available to an-
swer questions. Re-
freshments will be
provided. Call the Madi-
son FSA Office at (850),
973-2205 for more infor-
The Florida DEP's
Stephen Foster Folk -
Culture Center State'
Park, in White Springs;
will host the first ses-
sion in a series of poet-
ry workshops entitled,
"Writing from the
Heart," on Thursday,
Feb. 5. Classes will con-
tinue on Thursday
nights until March 5.
Author Sudye Cauthen
will teach participants
how to work toward cre-
ating a poetry chap-
book, as well as simple
poetic techniques. Par-
ticipants should bring
pencils and paper. The
classes are limited to
five participants. Work-
shop fees, including
park admission, are.$25
per class or $100 in ad-
vance. For additional
information or to regis-
ter for the workshops,
please call (386) 397-1920
or Sudye Cauthen at
champion guitarist, to-
gether with Kate Long
& Carrie Hamby, will
perform Friday, March
6, at the Monticello
Opera House. Doors
open at 7:30 p.m. Con-
cert begins at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $12 for
adults'and $10 for Opera
House members. For
more information, call
located next to Lee Unit-
ed Methodist Church,
on CR 255 in Lee, will
hold a yard sale on Fri-
day, March 6, from 8
,a.m. until 2 p.m. All pro-
ceeds will benefit Cele-
The Lee Communi-,.
ty Yard Sale will be held
March 7, 8 a.mi.:3 p.m.,
at the Lee Community
Fire Department. If you
are interested in rent-
ing a space or donating.
items, please contact
Carolyn at 971-5573 qr
Cindy at 971-5222.
March 7 '
Visit the NFCC
March 7, between 10
a.m. and 2 p.m. for Su-
per Saturday: a campus
open house. Enjoy pre-
sentations from various
and more. Visitors can
apply for admission to
NFCC, apply for finan-
cial aid and scholar-
ships, and find out all
that the NFCC campus
has to offer. NFCC espe-
cially encourages high
school juniors, high
school seniors and any-
one interested in, apply-
ing for admission to
attend. The event is
open to the public. For
more information, visit
urday.aspx or contact
NFCC.at (850) 973-9450.
March 8-13, 22-27
The Stephen Foster
Folk Culture Center
State Park will host an
for adults age 55 and
older entitled "Suwan-
nee River Adventure:
Canoeing, Hiking and
Folklore in Florida."
Three dates are being
offered for this active
during the months of
February and March..
This unique program
offers participants the
opportunity for canoe-:
ing and hiking along
with educational class-
es about the folklore of
the Suwannee River
Valley All meals, lodg-
ing and classroom sup-
plies are included. For
information on pro-:
gram fees and registra-
tion, please call Kelly
Green at (386) 397-4478.
Participants can regis-
ter for this program at
March 9 & 23
The Florida DEP's
"Stephen Foster Folk
Culture Center State
Park, in White Springs,
will host a digital pho-
tography and photo art
workshop on Mondays,
March 9 and 23. Taught
by professional photog-
rapher Don Williams,
the workshops will
teach participants how
to create a photograph-
ic composition and the
shooting effects of col-
or and black and white.
Participants will learn
techniques such as
flash usage, depth of
field, linear perspec-
tive, macro photogra-
priorities and settings.
ming combined, with .
hands-on outdoor pho-
tography sessions will
enhance student pho-
tography skills. Partic-
ipants will need to
bring a camera either
film or digital. No com-
puters are needed for
this workshop. Work-
shop fees are $25 per
park admission. Limit
eight students per
workshop. For addi-
tional information or
to register for the
workshops, please call
(386) 397-1920 or visit
At the March 11
meeting of 55 Plus
Club,, Cheryl Register
will explain the what,
where, when and bless-
ings of Celebration
House is an outreach of
Lee First United
Methodist Church. 55
Plus Club meets at the
United Methodist Co-
Center, on the corner of
Hwy 145 and Dill St.
The luncheon will be-
gin at noon. 55 Plus
Club is open to anyone
in the county-who is 55
years old and older. All
faiths are welcome,
there are no fees of any
kind, and no reserva-
tions are necessary
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6A Madison County Carrier www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, March 4, 2009
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During the month of March, Curves of Madison will participate in the 11th
Annual Curves Food Drive to benefit local food banks. Collectively, over the past
fiveepS, nearly 50 million pounds of food were distributed to local communi-
ties all over the world through the Curves Food Drive.
Curves of Madison is also giving back to the community by waiving its nor-
mal service fee for any new member who brings in a bag of non-perishable gro-
ceries and joins between March 9th and March 28th. This promotion will help
the women of Madison manage their weight and their wallets by joining Curves
for free, while also helping feed hungry people in the community.
S"The Curves Food Drive is always excitirng,'" said Judi Wyche, the owner of
the Madison club, located at 249 SW Range Avenue. "We have a chance to help so
many people at a time when the food banks are lowest. Especially during these
uncertain times, this food is needed more than ever. It's a win-win situation for
everyone, and we're very proud to participate."
Others wishing to donate may drop off hon-perishable food items at Curves
Monday through Friday during business hours through the month of March.
For more information, please call Judi Wyche at 973-4700.
Curves works every major muscle group with a complete 30-minute work-
out that-combines strength training and sustained cardiovascular activity
through safe and effective hydraulic resistance. Curves also works to help
women lose weight, gain muscle strength and aerobic capacity, and raise me-
tabolism with its groundbreaking, scientifically proven method that ends the
need for perpetual dieting. Founders Gary and Diane Heavin are considered the
innovators of the express fitness phenomenon that has made exercise available
to around 4 million women globally, many of whom are in the gym for the first
time. With nearly 10,000 locations worldwide, Curves is the world's largest fit-
ness franchise. For more information, please visit: www.curves.com.
Now Curves works for you,
your budget and your community.
There's never been a better time to join than during our Curves
Food Drive. Our 30-minute circuit works every major muscle group
so you can burn up to 500 calories. It's good for everyone.
*Food or cash donation required to local food bank detetnined by club. Offer based on first visit
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Lake Park Of
Madison Has A
Rod Land, a dairyman from Mayo; Leonard Bembry, State Representa-
tive; Michelle Rehwinkle-Vasalinda of Tallahassee; and Ginny Paarlberg,
Madison County Woman's Chairman, join Ronald McDonald in sharing the
Forging A Friendship
With The -Farm Rureau
By Tyrra B Meserve,
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Sponsoring the Annual Food Check Out Day by providing a donation of gro-
ceries to the Ronald -McDonald House Charity in Tallahassee, the Madison
Farm Bureau once again showed they care.for the clown that cares for kids. Do-
nating over $1,000 in wholesome and fresh Florida produced food, the Bureau is
helping spread the word and the goods with the theme of "Stretching your Gro-
cery Dollar with Healthy Nutritious Food."
Food Check Out Day has been celebrated for about the last decade as a time
to commemorate the abundant food supply America enjoys. According to USDA
statistics, the average American family earns in just 35 days, enough money to
feed their family for an entire year. Sharing the wealth, the Farm Bureau, along
with nine other surrounding County Farm Bureaus, donated food to the cause.
Attending the event was Ronald McDonald himself, along with other legislative
aides and legislators.
Staff writer Tyrra B Meserve can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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no charge or obligation.
We, as sponsors, Will use and display the photos as a tribute to
As a bonus, you will see finished color photos (photos used in ;
the feature will be in black andri white) and have an opportunity.
to purchase any for your family needs you are not obligated
to buy anything. No age limit:
Date: Wed. March 11th
Location: Masonic Lodge Madison
Hours: 3:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Call: Emerald Greene at
973-4141 or 973-3497
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Greene Publishing, Inc., Photo by Tyrra B Meserve, February 24, 2u09
Newly certified Activities Director,. Christina Brooks keeps busy as she
dresses resident Audry Koogler for a Mardi Gras parade.
By Tyrra B Meserve
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Lake Park of Madi-
son welcomes in a newly
certified Activities Di-
Brooks. After complet-
ing a 16-week course
that specializes in her
field and scoring a grade
of 92 on her final,
Brooks is now the offi-
cial to talk to when resi-
dents have activities on
"I always wanted to
be a nurse," Brooks says
smiling as she watches
the halls of Lake Park of
Madison Nursing Cen-
ter. A warm smile and
even warmer disposi-
tion lights the face of
the newly certified di-
rector. "A "jack of all
trades" in her own
words, active is definite-
ly ,the best way to de-
scribe Brooks. Activity
is the name of the game
as she plans one event,
supervises a second and
helps out pull off- a,
Never breaking a sweat,
Brooks does it all to
keep the residents she
serves happily active
and she makes it look
"Who wants some
more King Cake?"
Brooks asks,. walking
around a tray laden with
sweets at the Mardi Gras
festival she and other
Lake Park of Madison
staff members put to-
gether for the residents.
a glittering carnival
mask, Brooks' smile is
equally radiant. Even
without the cake,
Brooks is just as wel-
Staff writer Tyrra B
Meserve can be reached at
SATURDAY .MARCH 7
Ta ahassee 11 AM. ,3 P.M.
Medicinal Plant Walk.
Show. Capital Health
S Center Big Bend
A Picture of Health in Florida: 1830s-1930s
Exhibit in the Tallahassee Museum's
Phipps Gallery through April 5.
Presented by CHP
P L A
of the Big Bend. And
admission fees apply.
This project has been financed
in part with Historical
Program assistance provided
by the Bureau of Historical
Museums, Division of
Historical Resources, Florida
Department of State, Secretary
Plus: 1880s Farmstead, natural-habitat area with Florida panthers
and other native species, Bellevue plantation house, Discovery
Center, cafe, playground and more!
*k ,CITY OF
Al AHASSEE COC
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Tallahassee Museum, 3945 Museum Drive
(850) 575-8684 www.tallahasseemuseum.org
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Madison County Catrier 7A
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
8A Madison County Carrier
Wednesday, March 4, 2UU0
Disparity Task Force
By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing. Inc.
,The Madison County Health Dis-
parity Task Force meets monthly at the
Health.Department to review, discuss
and launch plans to improve the state of
numerous health concerns throughout
the area. With contributions from faith-
based and health leadership, the coun-
cil is focused on the most critical health
issues facing Madison County includ-
ing diabetes. heart disease, AIDS. HIV.
obesity and tobacco.
In Madison County, as in other
racially diverse communities through-
out the state, the occurrence of these
well-known killers is very apparent, but
its numbers among minority popula-
tions'is mTuch worse. Communities suf-
fering from generational poverty,
regardless of color or creed, however,
are the hardest hit, which is exactly the
condition that the task force is working
diligently to reverse.
Madison County Health Depart-
ment Administrator Kim Barnhill, and
Operations and Management Consul-
tant Manager Sonia McNelis, have or-
ganized a dedicated group of staffers
and volunteers to determine and deliv-
er group goals,,with emphasis on prior-
ities that maximize community
awareness and best utilize resources. In
fact, the partnering aspect of the task
force, from community participation to
delivery of these central: services, re-
mains an essential element to its effec-
At the Feb. 18 meeting, McNelis
opened the informational exchange, in-
troducing Reverends Robert Holmes
and Sid Alexander for community up-
dates. Each pledged their continued sup-
port to group goals, with emphasis on
expanding county health ministries -
church based education programs on
health care. parenting, sex, alcohol, to-
bacco, etc. and exercise facilities fur-
nished with equipment donated from the
health department. The group was ex-
tremely impressed at both gentlemen's
Thenext topic of the meeting was to-
bacco education. Coordinator. Doug
Freer introduced the newest member of
the tobacco team, Tyuanna McCall. As
the coordinator of the Students Working
Against Tobacco (SWAT) project, McCall
has hit the ground running by reaching
out to several county schools with plans
for ongoing promotions and presenta-
tions: geared at tobacco prevention in
youth, both smoke and smokeless tobac-
p .When- the tobacco team concluded,
Kim Allbritton was introduced. Previ-
ously the executive director of the local
Healthy Start, Allbritton is a proactive
professional that now serves as coordina-
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tor of the Low Income Pool (LIP) pro-
gram. Targeting those on Medicaid and
the uninsured, this timely and valuable
resource endeavors to assist them in the
appropriate and effective use of medical
providers and facilities, as well as pro-
moting and acquiring critical depart-
As an example of one LIP program
point, Allbritton distributed a flyer titled,
"Before you go to the Emergency Room,
you should know this!" Designed to curb
cost through education which is often a
contributor to disparity in a given com-
munity she emphasized the importance
of using services correctly, again, while
also adding health personnel and ser-
vices to serve the uninsured.
An informative and revealing video
on obesity was next on the agenda. Ann
Robinson, of Healthy Communities and
Healthy People, reinforced the video, ex-
plaining how Madison County is, at epi-
demic levels of obesity, which is quickly
catching tobacco as the number one pre-
ventable/volunteer fatal disease. Among
highlighted issues were the destructive
aspectsof traditional southern foods and
methods of cooking, as well the impor-
tance of basic exercise. All agreed that it
was a priority .deserving immediate at-
One of the concerns that has been a
cornerstone of the task force is diabetes.
The "Closing the Gap" project coordina-
tor,; Agnes McMurray of Big Bend Re-
gional Health Network, reiterated the
goal of expanding the program through
the health ministries. She also noted the
short-term availability of program funds
from the Bureau of Chronic Disease.
Praising the efforts of many of the min-
istry volunteers, she closed by noting that
a a health ministry training day was sched-
uled for May 2 from 9 a.mn. to 4 p.m.
Additional topics of interest were a
handout illustrating the hazards of hen-
na tattoos, an overview from Deveda Bel-
e lamy regarding upcoming AIDS/HIV
awareness projects, and discussion re-
s guarding cost-effective media methods
that get a meaningful response by
Michael Curtis, who was speaking on be-
; half of Madison Media Group. Also a
& news writer for TheMadisonCountyCar-
Srier and the Madison Enterprise-Reporter,
C; urtis has been a strong and vocal sup-
[ porter of all health and disparity issues
; facing Madison County.
i 'qThe next meeting of the Madison
- County Health Disparity Task Force is
a scheduled for March 18 at 3 p.m. at the
county health department. Those seek-
'. *ing additional information, or to re-
quest time to introduce relevant topics
at future meetings, may call (850) 973-
Michael Curtis can be reached at
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Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Michael Curtis, February 24, 2009
Lion of the Year Wesley Reeves.(left) proudly displays the plaque he
was presented from Club President Lee FerDon at the weekly luncheonn
held Tuesday, Feb. 24 at MCMH.
By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing Inc.
The Madison Lions Club continues its 2009 mission to. promote and ac-
knowledge outstanding community achievement, naming Wesley Reeves the
"Lion of the Year." Reeves has exhibited a longstanding commitment to service,
loyalty and dedication, the three qualities designated as central to the honor be-
stowed upon him.
Under the leadership of President Lee FerDon, the club has renewed its vi-
sion and its vision mission Lions International is foremost in its support of vi-
sion health worldwide in the hopes of continued club growth, both in
membership and community outreach. At a recent dinner gathering held on
President's Day arid the Madison Shrine Club, suggestions for increased partic-
ipation in several community events were discussed, including the upcoming
Centennial Lee Day celebration scheduled for April 4. Also at the dinner, Lion's
matriarch Rachel Reichmann 94 years young reminded all in attendance of
the rich heritage of the Madison Lions.
Reeves and FerDon are not alone in their dedication to restoring the Madi-
son Lions Club to its position of civic leadership that it enjoyed for decades. In
fact, visitors are welcome and urged to "Share a lunch with the Lions" on Tues-
days at noon in the Madison County Memorial Hospital cafeteria. For those who
haven't had the privilege of enjoying the cooking.of Aubrey Jones, ,it's almost
worth being admitted to the hospital just for the food. It definitely doesn't taste
like hospital food.
Those seeking membership information, to schedule a presentation, or to
introduce community programs to the Madison Lions, may contact Lee FerDon
at (850) 929-7527.
Michael Curtis can be reached at mnichaeli'greenepublishing.comr..
Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Michael Curtis, February 24, 2009
The Madison Lions Club held a President's Day dinner at the Madison
Shrine Club, where Lion's matriarch Rachel Reichmann was among the dis-
tinguished guests. Pictured back row left to right: Tom Moffses, Nell Ring
and Lee FerDon; front row left to right: Tucky Moffses, Rachel Reichmann
and Karen FerDon.
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Patriotism Comes In All Ages
Greene Publishihg Inc. Photo By Michael Curtis, February 28, 2009
The Sonrise Quartet performed a variety of Inspiring anthems and historical selections for the
youth and adults gathered on Feb. 28 at the Madison Shrine Club.
Greene Publishing Inc. Photo By Michael Curtis, February 28, 2009
Lee Girl Scout Elsie Kuhl flawlessly recites
the Preamble to the Constitution of the United
States during. the Americanism and Youth Pro-
gram held on Feb. 28 at the Madison Shrine Club.
By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing Inc.
the Preamble to the Consf.ution, to the
rousing rendition of 'AmeAca the Beauti-
ful" performed by The So, jise Quartet, the
Americanism and Youth Program spon-
sored the Madison and Greenville Freema-
sons proved that patriotism comes.in all
ages Held on Saturday Feb. 28, members
and- leadership from local 4-H, Girl Scouts
and Boy Scouts gathered at the Madison
Shrine Club for lunch, singing and several
patriotic-presentations, including a moving
message from featured speaker LeebFerDon.
I Roy Hibbs, Worshipful Master of Madi-
son Lodge Nol1 EF&A.M ., organized the
event that was co-hosted with leadership
from Greeneville Lodge No. 28. Looking to
combine a youth event with the always-
timely message of good citizenship, orga-
nizers and guests both agreed that the goal
was noteworthy and, in the end, was defi-
Hailing from Monticello with roots in
Greenville, The Sonrise Quartet, consisting
of Dan Allen, Charles'Elkins, Buddy
Entzmingei Louis Getch and Sissy Kil-
pattick accompanying on keyboard, got the
full house on their feet.more than once. All
were singing alongwith American anthems
and several favorite selections, including the
lhyns pf each branch of the armed seir-
Lee Git Scout Elsie Kuhl impressed all
in attendance as she recited the Preamble to
the Constitution. Joining the celebration
with her brother Bill and father Kris,
who are active with the Lee Cub Scouts,
she and her fellow scouts enjoyedthe
afternoon of fun and learning.
Members of Madison County 4-H
were also special guests of the day, es-
pecially members of the Dunn family
who comprise the Country Clovers
Club. Later in the afternoon, each of
the three organizations was presented
a commemorative flag that organizers
obtained from U.S. Representative An-
der Crenshaw. In an accompanying cer-
tificate, it was noted that the official
flags were each flown over the U.S.
Capitol and were now presented with
great patriotic pride to these leaders *of
The featured speaker of the event
was Reverend Lee FerDon. A long-
stapding Mason and devoted civic
leader, FerDon wowed kids and adults
alike with his poignant and timely mes-
sage. "I know each of your organiza-
tions acknowledges the role of God in
leading our lives. In the end; this will
be the measure of a nation as well," he
The passion of the pastor, whose
, wife Karen is Worthy Matron of local
Eastern Star No. 109, was evident and
contagious. All a dreed his presentation
Greene Publishing Inc. Photo By Michael Curtis, I-eruary 28, zuu2
Teagan Dunn of the Madison County 4-H Country Clovers listens as
John Sirmon reads the letter from U.S. Representative Ander Crenshaw re-
garding the commemorative flag he presented tom her.
Among other activities, ( the flag
folding demonstration was both memo-
rable and informative. Bert Banks and
David Eure (Past District Deputy
Grand Master of District Nine) per-
formed the ceremony, while Karen Fer-
Don provided a historical account of
the meanings behind the thirteen folds
that complete the folding ceremony.
Hibbs concluded the gathering by
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thanking his organizing partners, in-
cluding his wife and other servers from
the Eastern Star, fellow dignitaries and
Lee FerDon for such an inspiring mes-
sage. He mostly thanked the youth,
however, and especially Elsie Kuhl for
her presentation, noting that the event
was held in their honor.
Michael Curtis can be reached at
SGreene Publishing Inc. Photo By Michael Curtis, February 28, 2009
The LeeGirl S1outs receive a commemorative flag from John Sirmon at.
the Americanism and Youth celebration. Pictured back row left to right:
John Sirmon, Emily Grosskopf, Hope Coody and Patricia Grossklopf. Pic-
tured front row left to right: Karita Doty, Briana Michael, Tea Christian, Elsie
Kuhl and Caibre Johnson.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
This is a non partisan election for ALL Registered Voters
residing in the City of Greenville ONLY. The city of Greenville
Election will be held on Tuesday, March 10, 2009. The poll will
open at 7am and close at 7pm. This event will'take place at the
Senior Citizens Building in Greenville, Florida located at 166 SW
All voters are' reminded, you are required to provide photo
ID, such as Florida Driver's License, Florida Identification
Card, school or work badge, or some other form of picture ID
when you go to vote, otherwise you must vote a provisional
If you have any questionspl-ease contact:
Jada Woods Williams
Madison County Supervisor of Elections
229 SW Pinckney Street '
Madison, FL 32340
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ABSENTEE TOWN OF GREENVILLE ELECTION
MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA
MARCH 10, 2009
", TO VOTE. COMPLETELY FILL IN THEO VAL'NIMEX TO-YOUR*CHOICE.
Use only a #2 pencil, the marker provided, or a blue or black pen.
If you make a mistake, don't hesitate to ask for a new ballot. It you erase or make other marks, your vote may *
I. nIot count.
GREENVILLE TOWN COUNCIL
(Vote for One)
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mI .0 Martin V. Lee III l
Voting Equipment Public Logic and Accuracy Test
In accordance with FLorida Statute, Section 101.5612, a pre-.
election test of the automatic tabulating equipment, which will be
used to tabulate the votes cast in the Town of Greenville-City
Election, to be held on March 10, 2009 will be conducted at 1:00
p.m. on Friday, March 6, 2009, at the Supervisor of Elections
Office, 229 SW Pinckney St., Room 113, Madison, Florida.
The purpose of the test is to ascertain that the equipment will
correctly count the votes cast for all candidates and offices.
For the test, the Canvassing Board will convene and the test is
open to all candidates, candidate representatives with written
authorization, the press and the public.
Jada Woods Williams
Supervisor of Elections
Madison County, Florida
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Kelli is a graduate of Hollywood High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in
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Madison County Carrier 11A
MONEY & FINANCE
Stimulus Package Targets Critical Community Concerns
By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Great Depression of the 1930s taught
some hard lessons. After the financial bubble
burst in 1929, both fiscal and monetary policy
turned restrictive. Over the next four years, real
per capital income dropped by a third and unem-
ployment soared from 3.2 percent to 22.5 per-
cent. In simple terms, the government did just
the opposite of what is happening today, which
hopefully will conclude with just the opposite ef-
The Economic Recovery & Reinvestment
Act of 2009 wasn't just written by liberal De-
mocrats, as many would imply It was written by
people who have watched the History Channel
and understand that balancing the budget right
now-not spending money we don't have--
would have immediate catastrophic effects,
again, based on prior history ,
Of course, there is no such thing as a'free
lunch, and the pork in the package could defi-
nitely wrap a steak or two, plus, the full process
may take a decade or more. Still, most econo-
mists agree that the near-term will be much, mui
better, giving the big brains mbre time to develop s
As a quick aside, during my master's degr
(MBA) studies at The University of Alabama
Birmingham, my work earned induction into the I
international Honor Society for Economics-Omicra
Delta Epsilon-which may not get me a free lunc
but did give me sufficient understanding of the t
sics. The bottom line: money must flow and the gc
ernment is the only one printing it, which, by t]
way, hasn't weakened the dollar. In fact, the stimul,
actions are earning great praise in many intern
tonal circles because they knoW the dire cons
quences if the American economy falls. -
That said, here are a few more stimulus sns
shots with, local relevance taken from a recent pu
THE SCENARIO: THE HOMEOWNER
A couple buys a house during the housing boc
in 2006 but can no longer, afford the $1,600 month
payment after interest on the adjustable-rate loa
rises to 9 percent. After missing one payment, foi
closure,is possibility The proposal provides 4 pp
h cent across-the-board'mortgage rates for eligil
homeowners who have sufficient equity in t
hose. The Federal Reserve's plan to continue bi
ing up bad mortgages from banks is another boo
Once freed from the.weight of bad loans, ban
G,: Several expired business tax breaks were extended
by the 2008 economic bailout law. The law extended
and modified the research tax credit, 15-year depre-
ciation for restaurant and leasehold improvements,
and enhanced charitabl6 deductions for-ddnations of
food, books, and computers. These breaks are available
for 2008 and 2009.
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In an effort to stimulate the American economy, Pre
dent Obama is releasing his own package.
would eventually loosen credit for homeowners.
So, if the couple's credit is sound and their
home value hasn't dipped too far below their out-
standing loan amount, a 4 to 5 percent interest rate
would slice roughly $500 to $800 off the $1,600
monthly payment. The current $7,500 first-time
homebuyer credit has been extended through No-
vember and increased to $8,000. In addition, the pay-
back requirement has been removed if you buy
between Jan. 1, 2009 and Nov. 30, 2009.
THE SCENARIO: THE WORRIED
A couple is feeling financially pinched. Although
they're both employed, the husband worries about
being laid off from his electrician's job. The wife re-
cently had her hours cut back selling women's
clothes at,the mall. They worry about making pay-
ments for the Ford Explorer they bought a year ago.
The plan calls for an $800-per-couple tax credit, de-
signed in part to stimulate consumer spending,
which accounts for about two-thirds of the economy
Infrastructure spending is another potential shot in
the arm, with $50 billion targeted for transportation
projects. Billions more are earmarked to renovate
government buildings to be more energy efficient.
The bill also includes a new, above-the-line deduc-
tion for state and local sales tax on new car purchas-
es between Feb. 17 and the end of 2009.
The stimulus is expected to jump-start con-
sumer spending,'which would benefit the wife's mall
job. As an electrician, the husband might see his
,prospects brighten as government buildings install
more efficient lighting, air-conditioning and heating
systems. Some of the commuter rail outlays would
focus on electrified trains.
THE SCENARIO: THE ENTREPRENEUR
A woman owns an established small business
that is struggling, but still profitable. It recently lost
its line of credit with a community bank, jeopardiz-
ing its ability to keep inventory stocked. To make.
matters worse, it's been unable to secure another
bank loan for an expansion.
The goal is to pump up to $2 trillion ;in financing
To Be Renamed
Wells Fargo Advisors
By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.'
Employees of Wachovia Securities were told
that the name of the business would be changed to.
Wells Fargo Advisors, Teresa Dougherty, a spokes-
woman for Wachovia Securities recently reported.
Late last year, shareholders of Wells Fargo and
Wachovia voted to approve Wells Fargo's $11.8 bil-
lion purchase of Wachovia, and although local ser-
vices will remain at the same high standard of
excellence, a name or two may change along the way
The purchase created one of the nation's largest
banks. A combined Wells Fargo and Wachovia has
well over one trillion dollars in' assets and nearly
$800 million in deposits, with operations in 39 states
and Washington, D.C.
Charlotte, N.C.-based Wachovia was sold in Oc-
tober after a bitter battle between two of the coun-
try's largest banks, as Citigroup' and Wells Fargo
fought for its strong deposit base. Eventually Citi-
group walked away from the deal after it and Wells
Fargo failed to reach a deal to split up Wachovia.
Since the credit crisis unfolded, banks have
been looking for large, stable funding options such
as deposits. As with other larger banks, Wachovia
had been struggling for some time from a sharp rise
in mortgage defaults, and had been eyed as a possi-
ble takeover target. The deal was also prompted by a
$5 billion run on deposits at Wachovia in late Sep-
tember that threatened the future of the bank, ac-
cording to court documents.
Initially, New York-
based Citigroup agreed
to step in and buy Wa-
chovia's banking opera-
tions for $2.1 billion with
the help of the Federal
Deposit Insurance Corp.
But only four days later,
.Wells Fargo made a high-
er offer that did not
ILINGTT f hinge on any govern-
UIJL. ment support and ulti-
mately won the right to
S .. .. Lastly, in a Feb. 25 ar-
ticle, this reporter erroe
neously labeled the
Wachovia purchaser as
Citigroup instead of
Wells Fargo. Thank you
md PA to Ruthellen Caldwell for
nd ** noticing the typo.
&,,e Branch of Wachovia has
IVl beein a cornerstone of
the community for
Bldg) years, and while there
has been a lot of anxiety
,..- ~in the market about
UllU Mbanking, it should be em-
phasized that none of
that scary news came
from this community.
The branch is located on
Base Street in downtown
Michael Curtis can
be reached at michael@
through the financial system to spur business
and consumer loans. The government hopes to
induce the private sector to buy up some of the
banks' bad debt. It also plans to inject more
'money directly into the banks. In theory, the im-
proved balance sheets would give banks the con-
fidence to loosen up their reserves and start
The company could get a leg up on getting a
Small Business Administration-backed loan.
The SBA might end up backing 95 percent of
certain loans, up from the current 85 percent,
further easing the worries of bank loan officers.
If the local .company finds money to expand, it
could also be aided by a bonusu" depreciation
for businesses that invest in new plants and
equipment. Another possible highlight: an al-
lowance for money-losing companies with less
than $15 million in annual receipts to claim tax
refunds on past profits dating back five years in-
si- stead of two.
THE SCENARIO: THE UNEMPLOYED
A man was let go from his job four months
ago. ,He has looked for work but with no luck.
His private medical benefits have run out, and he's
worried about having enough money for food. The
plan offers about $25 a week in additional unem-
ployrhent benefits, which could be extended through
.the end of the year. It includes subsidies to allow
people who are laid off to purchase health insur-
ance through the federal COBRA plan. And the first
$2,400 of unemployment benefits in 2009 won't be
taxable. Negotiators also agreed to a $90 billion in-
crease in the federal match for Medicaid as a tempo-
rary option for unemployed workers. The food
stamp program also expanded.
President Obama said the various programs, in-
cluding billions spent on infrastructure projects,
would "save 'or create more than 3.5 million jobs."
The bad news: Historically, unemployment contin-
ues rising months after a recession ends. The good
news: even if the man doesn't get one of those 3.5
million jobs, the new programs should help keep
him housed and fed through the worst of the reces-
Michael Cdrtis can be reached at michael@greene
Retirees Must Make (At Least)
Five Key Financial Decisions
Provided by Brad Bashaw, Edward Jones
When you're working, you have a financial strategy that is
largely based on one goal: saving money for a comfortable
retirement. You'll likely have to make many adjustments
over several decades to ensure that you stay on track sav-
ing and investing. But once you retire, a new goal arises -
investing so you can remain retired. To help yourself
achieve this goal, you will need to make a number of invest-
Which of these decisions are most important? Here are five
How much will you spend each year? Before you can
pursue an appropriate investment strategy, you'll .need to
know about how much you'll spend each year.. Estimate
your costs for housing, food, travel, entertainment, insur-
ance, gifts everything. Keep in mind that your expenses
will likely change annually, especially for items such as
health care. Don't forget about inflation, which will likely
cause your expenses to increase over the years.
How should you balance your investment portfolio
to provide sufficient income and growth opportunities?
Clearly, you'll need your investments to provide a source of
income during your retirement years. At the same time, you
will need some growth potential to overcome the effects of
inflation, which can erode your purchasing power.
Consequently, you will need a mix of income- and growth-
oriented investments, with the proportions depending on
your risk tolerance and your lifestyle.
How much should you withdraw each year from
your investment portfolio? The answer depends on sev-
eral factors, including your retirement lifestyle, the size and
performance of your investment portfolio,-inflation, your
estimated life expectancy and the size of the estate you'd
like to leave. This decision is important, because the
amount you withdraw each year.will directly affect how long
your money lasts.
From which accounts should you begin taking with-
drawals? You may have built three different types of
accounts: taxable, tax-deferred and tax-free. It may be a
good idea to take withdrawals from your taxable accounts
first, thereby allowing your tax-deferred accounts, such as
your Traditional IRA and your 401(k), more time to com-
pound and potentially increase in value. If you have a tax-
free account, such as a Roth IRA, save it for last to maxi-
mize the compounding on money on which you will never
pay taxes. (Roth IRA earnings grow tax-free if you've had
your account at least five years and you don't begin taking
Withdrawals until you're at least 59-1/2.) That said, this is
just a rule of thumb.
When should you take Social Security? You can
begin taking Social Security as early as age 62, but your
monthly checks will be considerably larger if you wait until
Your "normal" retirement age,- which is likely 65 or 66. But
if you need the money, you may be better off by taking
Social Security at 62 and giving your tax-deferred accounts
more time to potentially grow.
As you can see, you'll need a lot of expertise to successful-
ly manage your financial and investment situations during
retirement. If you don't already work with a financial advisor
and a tax professional, now would be a good time to start.
Once you've got your financial strategy in place, you'll be
better prepared to enjoy an active, fulfilling retirement.
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Wednesday, March 4, 2009
HEALTH & NUTRITION
By Tyrra B Meserve
Greene Publishing, Inc.
SJusttake it one step
at a time," Preston Math-
ews 'said confidently.
"Start by downsizing.
Cut out a little bit at a
time. Stop smoking in
the house, and keep your
cigarettes in the trunk of
the car, so if you feel like
you' have to have one,
you have to pull over to
I'm so clever I al-
ready do that, I thought.
I keep a pack in the
trunk. I also keep one in
the glove compartment,
under the driver's seat, a
spare in my attach and
a couple of loose ones.,
floating around the car
at any given point in
time ... just in case. That
way, if I break down by
the side of the road in a
fluke tropical blizzard...
Question: What is baby bottle tooth
decay? Do baby bottles hurt teeth?
Answer: No, baby bottles don't hurt
teeth. No, there is not some special kind of
tooth decay from bottles.
Baby Bottle tooth decay is the phrase
Dentists use to describe decay found 'in
infants that ar' put to sleep with juice (or
milk or formula) in the bottle. And yes, milk
is loaded with sugar called lactose. A baby
with all that sugar coating the teeth for
hours and, hours every day will develop
horrible tooth decay which wraps around,
all the teeth. -Fixing teeth like that involve
baby crowns and extensive dentistry which
'is hot the easiest thing to do for a two year
I know full well the sleep depravation of
having infants in the house and parents
desperate for sleep. The answer is put the.
baby to sleep with a sugar free drink. I
have heard a number of parents having
success with Crystal Light.
Getyour child off to a good start. Don't put
them to bed with juice in a bottle.
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dead and I've got two flat
tires ... at least I'm cov-
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partment until rescue
I come from a long
line of paranoid pack-
rats. My mother gave
everyone in the family a
"roadside i earthquake
kit" for Chiistmas seven
years running "just' in
case." Provided in the
kits were a set of flares,
an inflatable pillow, a
hot/cold thermos, a cou-
ple of MREs, a blanket'
and, a Slim Jim. Not a
Slim Jim of the sort one
would use to unlock a
car in which they have
unfortunately left their
keys-the long tube of
substance that may be
the only other food
source other than
By Tyrra B Meserve
Greene Publishing, Inc.
"We've tried every-
thing," Diana Swartz
protested, glancing over
at a fellow co-worker at
the Suwannee Valley
Humane Society, Pauline
Calbrese. "None of those'
ments seem to work for
me. Those old wives'
recipes ... those work!"'
One of the oldest
and most complained
about diseases known to,
man, arthritis, has
joints regardless of race,
creed, color or sex for
eons. The only thing
arthritis does seem to re-
gard is age. normally af-
fecting those over age 30.
It is possibly this
fact why it was "old
wives" who first started
planning the downfall of,
arthritis. Tired of'
aching, mothers and
grandmothers have been
cooking up remedies for
hundreds of years in the
hopes of cooking up
arthritis relief for them
and their growing older
Taken straight from
the shelves of wise
women from days gone
painfully by, these are
some remedies that may
spell help from home to-
Try taking two tea-
spoons of lemon juice,
_mix in a teaspoon of
honey and blend into a
cup of warm water. Tak-
en twice a day, this ends
arthritis pain for many.
Twinkies that will sur-
vive Armageddon type
of Slim Jim.
down Hwy. 90, one dark
and gloomy night. The
fog has.rolled in and the
car's high beams are
casting eerie shadows
that appear almost su-
pernatural in nature.
The scene from Twilight
Zone: The Movie is flirt-
ing with the sub-con-
scious as the car's lamps
strike a vaguely hu-
manoid form huddled by
the side of the road. Al-
most audible is the whis-.
per, "Thanks for the
As the lights of the
car get closer, allowing a
slightly clearer vision of
the creature, one can see
in the cast of the flares
that it is a scratchy, olive
hued, worn, wool, mili-
tary-style blanket that have mercy! The
protects the huddled be- nicotine in a Slir
ing from the elements. The headlig]
Perhaps it is merely appear down the
some other lost traveler an incredible spe
upon whom adversity Meanwhile,
has befallen, one thinks reality ... I threw
as they slow down, ap- pack in the glo,
preaching the pitiful apartment last ni
shape. Then, just when cleaned out und
logic has been" overrid- seats. I found a s
den by empathy for fel- arette between tt
low man, and the car ions of the pa
starts to veer to the side seat, half-broken
of the road -to see if perfect size to s
some assistance can be the coin holder ir
offered, the hunched emergency. I tc
form pulls what looks to too, albeit a bit h
be a long, petrified hot ly There's still o
dog out from under the hidden under th
blanket and proceeds to ket that protect
try to light one end on spare tire in the
,fire. Holding the flicking It's wedged dowi
flame to the extended jack so the tire h
end of the rod, the tray- almost complete]
eler begins to suck des- out before the
perately on the end are accessible.
between their lips as if I've got my
trying to extract some agency roadside k1
bit of life force from the and I've stocked
unlit tip. Shaking, weep- gum and breath
ing, cold .and. wet, the wonder if they
creature lunges at the Nicorette gum
car as it starts to speed flavor.
away, screaming with in- Staff writer
fantile confusion, Meserve can be
"There's no nicotine in a at tyrra@greene
Slim Jim. Please, please, ing.com.
n by the
.as to be
d up on
Also on the taken-by-
mouth list is a half tea-
spoon turmeric powder
mixed with warm water.
This, too, is said to work
Alfalfa, taken twice
a day, may help some,
while others swear by
two teaspoons apple
cider, two teaspoons hon-
ey all mixed once again
with nature's elixir, wa-
Pastes can. come in
many forms, all mixed
with just enough water
to get the desired consis-
tency Sandalwood pow-
der and mustard powder
have both been found to
do the trick.
ries and ginger root all
are said to help one out,
and so is drinking olive
oil twice a day. Also, if
oil is the mode of choice.
cod liver mixed with or-
angeI juice might work
for those who can stom-
A quick check on-
line can help translate.
those notes that grand-
ma left in the cupboard,
telling which recipe
worked best before. Re-
member, as with any
home remedy, to find
what works for one
might take a bit of ex-
perimentation. When a
pain-free day is the ulti-
mate goal, however, time
is on the side of the wise
Staff writer Tyrra B
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Madison County Carrier 13A
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By Alfa Hunt
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Timucua na-
to as Timucua Speakers
today, because they all
spoke dialects of :the-
same language-lived in.
the northeastern part of
Florda, but some migrat-
ed to the eastern part of
Leon County Some even
crossed the state line and
settled in Georgia. These
Indians were living in
Florida when the French
and Spanish first made
contact in the late 1400s
and 1500s. The culture
and people of the Timu-
cua tribes died out soon
afterward and barely left
any imprint on recorded
history, but, due to the
fact that they lived here
before most of our ances-
tors, they deserve to be
Timucuas that lived
in the panhandle, closer
to present-day Tallahas-
see, and in the southern
portion of Georgia, had
rich soil for growing
crops. These bands of
Timucuas relied more
heavily on cultivation
than the Timucuas who
lived near Jacksonville.
The soil there was
mostly comprised of
sand, which is not part ic-
ularly good for crops. In
historical records *that
were left, the French ex-
plorers reported that
eastern Timucuas did
grow crops, but they re-
lied more on wild plants.
as well as shellfish.
'On a political stance,
the different bands of
Timucua tribes never
united; alliances be-
tween them would rise
and fall throughout their
history, but none lasted.
When' the French
made contact in 1564, the
.three head chiefs of the
.Timucua bands were Sa-
turiwa. chief of the east
and north lands of the
St. Johns; Outina, chief
of lands west and south
of the St. Johns; and,
.Potano, chief of the
lands west and north-
west 'of Outina. These.-
three chiefs were at war
with one another most of
The French reported
the odd fashion of battle
. these warriors partook
in. They did not fight to6
.take each other's land
and the battle was de-
clared over when one or"
two men were killed. It
almost seems as though
battles were fought for
mere enjoyment instead
of possessiveness'. The
French said that lands
were never taken, and af-
ter the battle, everyone
wouldgo home peaceful-
The name "Timu-
cua" is believed to have
come from a misunder-
standing on the French-
man Laudonniere's part.
The head chief Saturiwa
gave Laudonniere a sil-
ver ingot. Laurdonniere
asked the chief where he
got the silver. Saturiwa
pointed southwest and
said with "great anger"'
that he had captured it
from the Thimagona.
This 'word is generally
believed to have meant
"terrible enemy," rather
than a specific group of
people. It is assumed that
. .. .
A Timucuan Indian home at Fort C-roline, near Jacksonville.
Timucua Indian men meeting settlers in Florida circa 1562.-
he was. referring ..t the'
head chief Outina, who
was his greatest enemy.
The French misunder-,
stood the meaning of the,
silver as well as. the
meaning oft the word
"Thimagona.'! The word
eventually evolved from
Thomogona to Thi-
mogoa toi Timogoa and fi-
nally to Timucua, which
had come from the Span-
ish pronunciation. The
Indians never referred to
themselves as Timucua.
A typical Timucua
village would consist of'
anywhere from 50 to 300
individuals; the Euro-
pean Ireports varied
widely The homes were
made by pounding the
thick ends of small tree
trunks into the ground,
forming a circular
shape. The top of the
trunks were probably
bent together and tied to-
gether. Grapevines, thin
pines, or some other
weaver was woven over
and under the poles, en-
circling the home. This
weaving technique made
a strong wall and roof
which did not need nails,
and needed little tying or
fronds were woven over
and under over the floors
and ceiling which creat-
ed a waterproof thatch
all the way around, the
hut. A short door was
left on one side and a
smoke hole was built in
the roof. At this point,
there isn't any proof,
which leads historians to
believe that Timucua na-
tives used mud or clay on
their homes, -
Benches lined the in-.
ner walls, of the Timu-
cua home. These were
used for, sleeping and of-
ten had animal furs lin-
ing them for cushioning.
A small smudge fire
burning of dried coral
cobs would be left under-
neath "the benches at
night to, make smoke
which would keep the
bugs away. Areas were
set aside for cooking and
for storage. Most activi-
ties were done outside
the home, mainly due to
the fact these homes av-
eraged only 25 feet in di-
ameter and would house
extended family. Outside,
there was plenty of
work. When many
homes came to
they formed a vill
have been present
lages as well.
largest and gr
building in a Ti
village would hav
which could.seat all of
the villagers. The "black
drink ceremony," a ritu-
al that warriors would
partake in before head-
ing out to war, was held
within the council
house, along with meet-
ings, community cele-
brations and dances.
There is some evidence
that the Timucuas also
had summer houses in
the forests, but these
were mostly used for the
chief and highly valued
families. These homes
were larger and more
open to allow breezes.
The Timucua bands
had a variety of food-
which included fishing,
hunting, gathering and
planting. In the Jack-
sonville area, oysters
were a large component
of the Timucua diet. In
house- northeast Florida, but
of the more so in western Flori-
gether, da and southern Geor-
age. gia, they planted corn,
may pumpkins, squash,
in vil- gourds (which were used
The for containers), beans,
andest sunflowers, pigweed and
mucua few other things.
ie been They gathered blue-
house, berries, blackberries,
muscadine grapes, cher-
ries, peas, plums, per-
seeds, 'cattail roots,
acorns, hickory nuts,
onion clover, yaupon hol-
ly leaves, for the black
drink, medicinal plants
like willow bark for as-
pirin, and many other
Animals which were
hunted included deer,
bear, raccoon, gray
squirrel, fox squirrel,
rabbit, mink, fox, dol-
phin, and just about any
other thing they could
get their hands on.
Their fields were de-
fended from a variety of
thieves. Gourds were
hung on nearby trees to.
provide homes for pur-
ple martins. These birds
ate the insects which fed
off the Timucua crops.
Small children made ex-
cellent rabbit and bird
chasers. Thte last group
of thieves were rival
Timucua groups. The el-
derly members of the
tribe were often sta-
tioned as guards on
these fields, so they
could raise the alert if
they spotted a raid. Even
though it proved to be a
dangerous and some-
times fatal task, it al-
lowed the older, less
productive members of
society to play an impor-
tant role in the survival
of the village.
Their way of life
continued until the
Spanish and French ar-
rived. Over the next few
centuries, the numbers
dwindled. Smallpox and
plague would sometimes
wipe out half of a vil-
lage. French and Span-
ish soldiers would often
kill Timucua people in.
raids, and English would
capture villagers to use
them as slaves in the
As missions were be-
ing established, Timu-
cua children were taught
new rules, to read and
write, and about Spanish
culture. They would
soon begin taking up the
Spanish way of life and
abandoning their own.
Because of this, the
Timucua culture was
The last known
died in Cuba in 1767, and
with him, the Timucua
way of life passed into
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service team with high stan-
practice at 161-bed long-term
care facility, including .,
services/programs for memory
impaired and a strong commU-
BSW and long-term care expe-
rience required. MSW strongly
preferred. Two or more years
relevant experience .with good
understanding of LTC regs
Accounting A/R Clerk.
FT position; HSD or equiva-
lent required; prior, experience
in insurance billing and cod-
ing, PC operation with MS ap-
plications, including word
processor, spreadsheet, and
database required. Must be de-
PT staff for various grounds-
related position, in residential
c.ommuniN. prior experience
Ln residential or commercial
lawn care a plus; valid Florida
DL required. '
Water/ Wastewater Treat-
FT water/waste water treat-
ment operator; valid FL C wa-
ter or waste water treatment'
certification required; dual cer-
tification strongly preferred.
Experience in all aspects of
water/wastewater & distribu-
tion/collection systems re-
Competitive wages ,& excel-
benefits (health, dental, life,
disability, supplemental in-,
surance, 403b; paid time off,)
plus access to onsite daycare
and fitness facilities.
EOE,. Drug Free Workplace,
Appi) in person at ACV Per-
S sonnel Department Mon
thru Fri. 9:00 am. until 4:00
p.m.. Carter Nillage Hall.
10680 Dou ling Park Drive.
Dowling Park. FL: fax re-
sume/ credentials to i386i
658-5160; or sisit
w ,' .aciillaqe net. '.
The Cit- of Madison is ac-
cepting applications for I full-
time Firefighter with the ".
follow mng quali ficadtion-s Ap
plicants must be at least 19 -
years of age and a citizen of
the Unned States, possess a
valid FLORIDA DRI V HER'S
LICENSE, with an "E" en- ,
dorsement, must be a High
School Graduate;, must.pass a
drug test, background check, a'
physical examination and vi-
sion test. The applicant must
be in excellent physical condi-
tion and it is preferred that the
applicant be Florida Fifefight-
er Certified. The applicant .
must also be a non-user of to-
Job applications are
available upon request from
the office of the Fire Chief,,
Alfred Martin at 116 SW
Dade St., Madison, Florida
We will be accepting ap-
plications for this position
* from Monday, March 2, 2009,
-until the position has been
The City of Madison is an
Equal Opportunity Employer
and recognizes veteran's pref-
Human Services Agency is
seeking a Full-time Sub-
stance Abuse Counselor to
serve adolescents in Madi-
son County. POsition will
perform outpatient inter-
vention services and ad-
programs in a school based
setting. Preferred candidate
will have a Master's degree
in social or behavioral sci-
ence. Also prefer experi-
ence working with
juvenials involved with
Qualified applicants must
complete a DISC Village
and submit to: Madison
Counselor, 3333 W. Pen-
sacola St., Suite ,150, Talla-
hassee, FL 32304.
Applications may be down-
Please call (850) 575-4388
for assistance. EOE/ Drug
Help Wanted for
in Landscape Business.
America's Home Place is
seeking an experienced sales
person for our Valdosta
location. The applicant must
have a proven successful sales
track record. Fax resume to
or email to
Security Officer Needed at
Must have Class D Security
License: Call Capt. James at
850-363-2807 Saturday and
Sunday 3:30-11:30 pm
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entrepreneurs for unique
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Minimum $200K liquidity
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New & Used Parts
2089 NE State Road 6
'Madison, FL 32340
ANYTHING LEFT OVER 30
DAYS WILL BE SOLD
Everything must go! Bring truck
and trailer and name your prices.
NOTHING IS PRE-PRICED!
Washer, dryer, lawn mower, sofas,
beds, TV, entertainment centers,
kitchen table and chair, patio set,
framed pictures, leather recliner,
coffee table, dressers, cloths for
mien and women, tons of trinkets
and more 3354 NE Rocky
Springs Church Rd. Madison. Fri,
Sat, Sun. March 6,'7, and 8th.
8am to 5pm. Cash Only. Call for
directions and info
Jeff at 850-363-5236
for the Return of lost
Chocolate Lab. If you have
seen or know where Dia-
mond might be Please call
850-673-9722 or 850-973-
7980 or 869-0240.
A beagle/basset mixed fe-
male dog. Approximately 4
years old. She is a full-fig-
ured dog. Brown, black and
tan markings. Picky eater,
wants to be inside. She has
been spayed. Found east of
Madison on Roller Coaster
Road, the week of February
16th. (850) 973-2416.
Leave a message.
Mini Doberman found near
Wild Plum. No identifying
Markings, collar and flea col-
lar. Call 973-6405
* Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Madison County Carrier
Suwannee Valley Humane
Society Critter Corner
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CASE NO. 2009CA000430001XX
OLD BLUE SPRINGS, LLC, a Florida Limited Liability
KENNETH D'SOUZA anC VANESSA D'SOUZA, as
husband and wife; et al,
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: KENNETH D'SOUZA and VANESSA D'SOUZA, Defendants, un-
known tenants; and other unknown parties in possession, including the un-
known spouse of.any person in possession of the property, and if a named
Defendant isdeceased, the surviving spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, '
creditors, and all other parties claiming by, through, under or
against that Defendaat, and all claimants, persons or parties, natural
or corporate, or whose exact legal status is unknown, claiming under
any of the named or described Defendants .
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the
following described property-in Madisons County, Florida, to-wit:
Lot 23, of Block B, of RIVER'TRACE,subdivision as recorded inPlat
Book 2, Pages 28-30 of Madison County, Florida.
Subject to10 any outstanding mineral rights or record.
has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on Plaintiff s attorney and counsel of
record, ROSE M. DECKER, JR, Esquire of The Decker Law Firm, P.A., 320
White Avenue, Post Office Drawer: 1288, Live Oak, Florida 32064, within
thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice of Action,
and file the original with the Clerk of the Court, Honorable Tim
Sanders, whose address is Madison County Courthouse, Post Office Box
237, Madisoh, Florida 32341, either before service on the Plaintiffs
attorney or immediately thereafter. If you fail to answer, defend or
otherwise plead to this action to foreclose a mortgage, a.
Default will be entered against ayou for the relief demanded In the
Complaint. This Notice of Action is executed and published pursuant Io :'
the provisions of 49.08, et seq.. Florida Statutes.
DATE: February 20, 2009.
(COURT SEAL) Honorable Tim Sanders
Clerk of the Court ,:I; ,. : ,
Madison County, Florida -
By Ramona Dickinson
As Deputy Clerk ""
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us at (850). 971- 9904 or toll free at
1-866-236-7812. Leave a message
if we are closed, we will return
your call. Remember to always
call your local animal controls
or shelters if'you have found a
lost or found pet.
You must come see our
thrift stores, if you have not
been here before. We have three
stores, a boutique, clothing and
furniture. We are always look-
ing for donations for the stores.
Please keep us in mind if you
have items in good condition
you would like to donate to us.
We have a recycling bin on
our property newspapers, mag-
azines, and catalogs. The bin
will take all kinds of paper. We
Two miles south of Lee off
C.R. 255 From -10 Exit 262. Take
C.R.2555 north 1/2 miles
We are a Limited Space
Shelter (no kill). You must
check with us prior to bringing
a drop-off animal to the shelter.
Hours; Tues. to Sat. 10:00 to 2:00,
or by appointment. Visit our
website and see the animals
that need a really good home at
or at our e-mail address suwan-
We service the surrounding
counties of Madison, Suwan-
nee, Hamilton, Lafayette, Co-
lumbia and Taylor.
Lost and Found Pets:
If you have lost a pet or
found one, the humane society
will help you find your pet. Call
FEATURED ":, a 2yea
ANIMALS FOR dog .
3571- Macy -, is an for the
Aust. Shepard/ Border CA
Collie. She is 1 year 1 354
month old. She., is year 3
black and white and a She is
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3563 Frankie i 350
a 10 week old, Beagle. black k
He is .tri color and- month
has a small white spot be mac
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Lab/Mix and is black. month
He is 5 %,months old black
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3511 Snickers is black 1
9 %' months old and is
very friendly ,and likes
In. the Madison
area, a female Beagle.
Tri color and has
been spayed and is fat.
Very sweet and love-
able. If you have lost
this dog, please call
Wanda @ (850) 973 -
If you have lost or
found an animal, you
would like to report.
Please feel free to call
us and I will put your
report in the paper
Experts, say the
also have a bin in Live Oak at
305 Pinewood Drive, just west Of
Shack. We also collect alu-
minum cans to recycle. Just
bring them to the shelter. All the
money goes to help the home-
The Suwannee Valley-Hu-
mane 'Society depends onwadbp-
tions for $65.00 which
INCLUDES, spay/neuter, de-
leukemia tested and rabies shot
(if old enough). Please come
and visit us, our animals would
love to meet you.
REMEMBER; DO NOT
LEAVE.PETS IN VEHICLES
FOR ANY LENGTH OF TIME
DUE TO THE HEAT AND HU-
most important thing
people can ,idq to, help
their pets is' to get
them spayed or
neutered. This means
the animals, get an op-
eration; to be sure they
can't have kittens or
puppies. They are
asleep during the oper-
ation, so they aren't
scared or in pain.
Spaying and neu-
tering are so impor-
tant because there are
so many animals need-
ing care and not
enough homes or shel-
ters for them.
One cat or dog can
have many litters in its
life. Its kittens or pup-
pies can have many lit-
ters, too. This can end
up creating thousands
of new cats and dogs.
NOTICE OF SALE PERSUANT TO CHAPTER 83; PART IV
Under Authority of the Self-Service Storage Facility Act, Section 83.805 the
described below has been seized for nonpayment of rent and other accrued ex-
penses. Property consists primarily of household and personal goods in the
units rented by James Leeand ,Candra Blue/ Carolyn Johnson. Theproperty
will be sold at auctionto the highest bidder as pro% ided by the Self-Storage
Facility Act, Section 83.806. The sale will be held Sarurday, March 14, 2009 at
9:00 .M.1., at the Madison Mini Siorage, 1098 E. U.S. 90. in Madison. Florida.
For further infornationcall 973-6216.
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Dining And Dueling Were All On The Menu At Madrigal Dinner
Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Tyrra Meserve, February 25, 2000
Swords drawn, the duel 'tis but in jest.
By Tyrra B Meserve Greene Publishing, Inc. Photos by Tyrra Meserve, February 26, 2009
Greene Publishing, Inc.
'Twas a fine event-a splendid eve that the re- Above: Peasant Jack Proctor-and wench Jessi Howe lay in wait to
naissance faire folk of Madison Garden/Women's give niblets to travelers passing by on the way to the madrigal dinner.
Club put together with the gallant people of North Left: Minstrels played long into the night.
Florida Community College. Peasants and royalty,
court jesters and knights had not a harsh word to be
spent between them as they feasted in honor of
scholarships. 'Tis for this noble cause that the
crowds gathered, ate and made merry at Madison's
first Madrigal Dinner!
Three houses-NFCC, Women's Club and Gar-
den Club-all alike in dignity, rest in fair Madison,
where we lay our scene. This time, no blood made'
civil hands unclean, while it was merriment that
brought the townspeople together. Benefiting bright
poppets, proceeds collected wilt to student scholar-
ships be deemed. It was therefore to Garden Club
President Dolly Ballard's delight when, most imme-
diately, all tickets to the event had been sold.
Truth it is that there was nary an empty seat at
the feast, and a lovely feast it was. Peasants stood
waiting, garnish in hand, with a wench who had
grog at the door for visitors' pleasures. Once inside,
guests were seated whilst breads and tarts were
served. They giggled and gasped as suitably attired
towns folk grouped in. Upon arrival of all noble in-
vitees, the minstrels began to play and the amuse-
There to greet each lord and lass with a "Fine
morrow!" was the wise woman of the English
tongue and art of humanities, Dr. Barbara Mc-
Cauley Hailing from NFCC, she told of the merri-
ments to come, knowing herself each traveler that
was to stop and bide the night.
A call to arms was sounded whilst, during the
meal, rivaling knights entered the castle walls. Soon,
however, it was discovered that no knight is as gal-
lant and as brave as those defending their beloved
Madison: Ere no innocent blood- be shed, swords
were lain aside, and soon the horde joined and past
grievances were forgiven. The laughter twinkled
like bells from the churchyard when jesters made
jovial work of the time.
Avast, ye! 'Tis pirates come to the door! A second
alarm was sounded that night, when lo, stood fair
creatures too petite for a plank. Thrown at the mer-
cy of the King and his Queen, each pir-lass was
found to be fit for the gallows. Barely escaping by the
skin of their necks, their tale can be heard at the
NFCC auditorium in a play that beseeches attention
Scarborough Faire seemed not so far ago, thanks
to the cunning of the houses that pleased their
guests and their town. Lads and lasses of NFCC will
most assuredly benefit from scholarships received;
and each that came left well fed, well jested and that
much better for having spent an eve in a delightful
time of old.
Alas, dragons be gone, but thanks to Dolly Bal-
lard and ye fair ,lords and ladies. of Madison's
Women and Garden Club, Barbara McCauley, Kim
Scarboro and the,'fine squires at NFCC, a madrigal
meal from days of yore wilt nay soon be forgot!
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