Group Title: Madison County Carrier
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Title: Madison County carrier
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Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Tommy Greene
Place of Publication: Madison, Fla
Publication Date: April 8, 2009
Copyright Date: 2009
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Madison -- Madison
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Aug. 5, 1964.
General Note: Co-publisher: Mary Ellen Greene.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 32, no. 15 (Nov. 22, 1995).
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Man Drowns


In Flood


By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing; Inc.
S* A Madison County
man, living in.the Lee
area near Blue Springs,
drowned as a result of
flooding on Sunday
night, April:5.
According to Madi-
son County Sheriff Ben
Stewart, law officers and
volunteer firefighters. as
well as neighbors, had
Seen in the area and had
tried to get J.D. Waters to
leave his residence on the
troubled Withlacoochee
River earlier in the day
"He told us that a
friend was coming to get.
him and he would wait
for the friend," Stewart
said. "He didn't wait for
his friend to bring a boat
and he waded out into
the swift water and got
his foot caught in a fence
and it took him under."
SteWart said that the
incident had happened
around 9:30 p.m. off Riv-
er Ranch Road near the


Blue Springs boat land-
ing.
On Monday, Madison
County. deputies were
working a recovery mis-
sion with officers from
the Fish and Wildlife
Commission (FWC)..
:We're using an un-
derwater camera,, trying
to see if we can find him
in the river," Stewart
said. "I don't if we'll be
able to find him or not.
The river is too swift."
Law officers were
still working Tuesday
morning at press time to
get people out of the
area.
"We're working very
hard to get people out of
the area," Stewart said.
"Unfortunately we don't
have a mandatory evacu-
ation, so we can't force
them to leave."
Stewart said that Wa-
ters' had one daughter,
who had been contacted
and was on the way to the
scene.


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Willie Mae Parks turned 103 years old on April 3.
She was honored with a birthday party at Madison
Nursing Center.
By Bry ant Thigpen
Greene Publishing. Inc.
Willie lae Parks reached a significant mile-
stone on April 3, 2009. when she turned 103. Parks
was born on April 3, 1906. and was raised in M adi-
son. Her parents were Thomas Jefferson and Lusin-
S da Haynes. Eventually, she moved to New York.
where she worked as hairdresser and a nurse.
After living in New York for a stint, she moved
to Boston. Massachusetts before winding up in Mia-
mi. To be closer to her sister, Parks moved back to
Madison nearly two years ago.
Parks has been a faithful member at'Mt.'Zion
Pentecostal Church since she returned to Madison.
She was born and raised in the Pentecostal faith,
and has been in church her whole life.
She's always very thankful," said Mattie Hack-
16. She loves her church and talking about God. She
loves the Book of Psalms. Her youngest sister,
Emma Smith, age 91, stated that she can quote many
fines from the Book of Psalms. She also loves to sing
gospel songs.
SMadison Nursing Center provided her with a
nini birthday party, with many'guests and friends
present. She is currently at the Madison Nursing Fa-
cility for rehabilitations, and hopes to return home
soon to be with her sister, Emma. ,
Greene Publishing. Inc. wishes Willie Mae Parks
a happy birthday and many more!.

Su'3 Sections. 32 Paes Crime
Around Madison 8-9A Fhsior\
" :* lBridal Guide 7AI Ohbitaries.
Classifieds/Legals 8-9B Money &'Finance
Path of Faith C Section .Wildfire Awareness


Blue Springs State Park. just off State Road 6, is flooded along the Withlacoochee River.This pic-
ture was taken on Sunday afternoon. The waters continued to rise through Tuesday morning.


Madison County Road Closures
Through Tuesday, April 7:
Hwy 1'45 (Valdosta Hwy) at bridge into Ga.
Bellville Bridge (CR 150) east of Piqetta
SE Lamar Loop
NE Rutherford',Road (to SR 6)
NE Old Blue Springs Road (Columbine to
Coconut)
SW. Emerald Ave.
NE 'Polyanth us Ave.
SNE Hickory Grove Road (150 to Oak Hill and
Fir to-Qld Blue Springs)
NE Rue Drive
NE Mango Ave
NE River Park Rd.
NE Mt. HorebC.hurch Rd. ;
SNE Teak Trail
NE Myrrh Street
NE Maypop Ave
.NE Fir Street.
NE Oak 'Hill Road (Hwy 145 to Black Terr.)
SW Fellowship Road (sev4cal areas)-
SW #1 Federal (Wolfolk to Hwy 150)
NE Pineapple Street
Hwy 145@NE Mt, Horeb Church Road
,State Road.6
Ellaville Central
SE Boundary Bend Trail
To get to Valdosta:
Take Hwy 53 North into Quitman, to
Troupville, to Hwy 94 into Valdosta,
*The Road Department advises' to please
leave "Road Closed" signs and barricades up on
roads for driver safety.

Sheriff Seeks To Help
Greenville Get More
Law Enforcement Protection


By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing. Inc.
Sheriff Ben Stewart
and Chief Deputy Epp
Richardson appeared at
the Madison County
Commission meeting
Wednesday, April 1. seek-
ing permission to apply
for grants to help the de-
partment.
Stewart said that
one of the grants- being
sought through the Of-
fice of Community Ori-
ented Policing Services
(COPS) will help with
patrolling the Greenville
area.
Stewart said, if the
Sheriff's Office, gets the
grant they will hire new
officers. This will free
them to have an officer
assigned on each shift to
the Greenville area,
from Interstate 10 .and
US Highway 221, north
into Greenville and into
the Sixteen area of
Gieenville.
The grant would
help pay for three
deputies' salaries and
benefits at 100 percent
with no match from the
county.


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In an interview on
Friday morning. April 3.
Stewart reminded this:
writer that Greenville
had once had a four-per-
son department. Be-
cause of budget
restraints, it had dwin-
dled to two and then one,
before it was completely
cut.
Stewart mentioned
that his department has
worked hard to improve
the department's visibil-
ity in Greenville. At this
time, the Sheriff's Office
has two extra part-time
patrol units in
.Greenville on the week-
ends.
Stewart said 'the
Sheriff's Office also now
has the teeth to put a bite
on people ,violating
Greenville city ordi-
nances.
"I spoke with Judge
(Wetzel) Blair and (State
Attorney) Skip Jarvis,"
he said, "about how we
.could prosecute the cas-
es. In the past, they have
not been enforced be-
cause the state didn't
Please See Greenville,
Page 6A


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By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing. Inc.
Barbara Grimm and a handful of her neighbors
living on and around River Park Road near Blue
Springs spent Sunday afternoon, April 5, loading up
,essentials and thanking rescuers for carrying them
to safety after rising floodwaters forced them to
evacuate their homes.
Recent rising rivers approaching 90 feet on
April 6 and still rising at the Withlacoochee near
Pinetta have already exceeded the prior record of
85.85 feet set in 1948. according the Megan Wether-
ington, the water resource engineer at the Suwan-
nee River Water Management District. Fortunately,
the one thing that rises faster than floodwaters in
Madison County is the concern and help of neigh-
bors willing to lend a hand to those in crisis.
Record waters have forced additional road-clo-
sures all over the county, including the Valdosta
Highway (Colin Kelly Highway.'State Road 145). As
of the writing of this article, over two-dozen roads
had been closed.
Ilichael Curtis can be reached at michael@greene
publishing.com.


Two Rescued
:


Iwo grateful witnla Blun residents, along wlrn
their pets, were rescued from the rising floodwaters
on the afternoon of April 6 by Fish and Wildlife Offi-
cers with the assistance of the Sheriff's Department.
Pictured front row left to right: Sasha, Kiri and
Aragon; back row left to right: Sheriff Ben Stewart, Ed
Lee, Thomas Clark, Wildlife Officer Randy McDonald
and Wildlife Officer Lt. Bruce Cooper.

County Votes To

Advertise TDC Vacancy
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Madison County Commission voted unani-
mously on Wednesday, April '1, to advertise for a
member to fill a current vacancy on the Tourist De-
velopment Council (TDC) and vacancies, which may
arise in the future.
Chairman Wayne'Vickers passed the gavel to
Vice-Chair Justin Hamrick. Before Vickers could
speak, Alfred Martin (District 4 Commissioner)
spoke up and told the other board members that he
had spoken with callers who had expressed interest
in the position.
Martin suggested that the board wait for a
month and put advertisements in-the newspaper,
seeking a, TDC member to replace Jason Hackle,
who had to vacate the position to take a job in an-
other town.
County Attorney Tom Reeves said that he be-
lieved that the board had advertised for other posi-
tions in the past, such as the Planning and Zoning
Board. He also suggestedthat, if the board decided
to pursue advertising the position that they may
Please See TDC, Page 6A

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VIEWPOINTS & OPINIONS


Wandering With
The Publisher
Mary Ellen Greene
Columnist


The Husband, The Children, The
Grandchildren, My Parents, My
In-laws, and Vacations These Are The
Things That Have Made My Memories
If I could only pick six things/people in my life
that I give credit to for helping me though my 70
years of living; I would first pick my husband of 48
years, and next, my parents, his parents, our chil-,
dren, and our grandchildren, But, .then, I would
pick our close friends, who, through the years
Shave been influential inmaking this life worth-
while.
This past weekend was one of those times it is
nice to have close friends.
The Husband and I were invited to enjoy the
vacation home of two friends at Suwannee Friday
through Sunday, and oh, did we relax, and enjoy
those three days
Just "getting away" is always nice, but to have'
a lovely house near the water, and near fantastic
restaurants and seafood was even more special.
Did we relax? Yes, we did.
Did we do anything we wouldn't have done in
Madison County? Yes, we did.
Why, The: Husband was so relaxed, he even
read a book. Picture that !!!
The, Husband has never just sat down and read
a book. But, at Suwannee, I saw him pick up a clas-
sic, "The Old Man And The Sea," by Ernest Hem-
ingway, and read if cover to cover. I even took a
picture of him reading the book so I could always
remember the moment. ,
Did he enjoy it? I think he admired the old man
and could see himself in the tireless determina-
tion of the old gentleman, with a "never-give-up"
attitude. )
He didn't put it down for two to three hours,
and told me how very much he enjoyed it.
Maybe part of the reason he could enjoy it
undisturbed was that there was no phone service
in Suwannee, plus no one who came by to talk busi-
ness, and no interruptions of any kind. I even
went in the other room and took a nap, just so I
wouldn't talk to him, or disturb him until he was
through reading.-
SWhen.The Husband finally put the book down,,
he told me, "I know, I really enjoyed reading that
book. I really did!",
That, my friends, was worth the trip down to
.Suwannee.
While there, we did enjoy visiting friends at
Miller's Marina of Suwannee, Inc. The Husband
took art lessons from Mrs. Miller'many years ago,
and were remain friends with the family who owns
the Marina at Suwannee..
We also enjoyed talking with friends at Suwan-
nee Realty, who told us of good bargains all over.
the little town. We relaxed by just riding all over.
S the area and checking it all out
We also enjoyed eating at the Salt Creek restau-
Srant and having some of the best seafood ever. It
was all fresh out of the ocean, and we must have
S gained 20 pounds each as we gobbled it up.
We thank our friends Mh: 'and Mlrs. Jimmy
Lyons for suggesting we go to Suwannee for the
weekend, and want them to know we are better
people today for insisting we go.
"Nuff said....Bye For now....See ya.


SBy Michael Curtis /
SGreene Publishing, Inc

MEET YOUR

NEIGHBOR

Jennifer Funk


Jennifer Funk is the owner and operator
of The Country Store in downtown Madison.
Opened now for a month, the store/has al-
ready grown in popularity, conveniently lo-
cated on the corner of Range and Dade at 256
SW Range St.
Featuring some of the most interesting
arts, crafts and clothing, including antiques
and folksy merchandise sure to complement
any home, The Country Store is truly a
throw back toWalton's Mountain and Little
House on the Prairie, with a nice touch of,
Madison to make it just right.
Everyone please welcome new Madison
neighbor and businesswoman, Jennifer
Funk, to the community.


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


Planned

Evacuation

Turns Tragic
By Kim Angel
With two weeks notice, a usual spring flood was
predicted;, hence this time not so usual.
SMy husbaridMike and I,. with out dogs Cinna-
mon and Pita, began the "dreaded" evacuation of
our home on'the Withlacoochie River, Lee Florida.
Neighbors of all surrounding areas began flocking
in to the woods to try and spare any possible belong-
ings. Before the actual flood was predicted, however,
Something that GOD himself could forsee, hit us like
a tide wave in the dead of the dark sometime in the
early hours of Sunday morning.
With little time to spare, my husband and I had
stripped our cabin of our lives, Photographs of, our
children's lives, as well as ours, came down off of
our walls quickly as I could bag and box them.
Our.plan was golden; 1 boat, 1 canoe, 2 dogs, 5
plastic bags, and vehicles parked north at the Lee
boat ramp..
There was no room for panic, as my husband is
a professional deep sea diver, and has taught me that
panic will kill you. That cliche was proven last night
at approximately 10 p.m. While I knew in my heart of
hearts, my husband; who had already gone back in
the canoe, (our boatmotor had failed), to get Cinna-
mon and Pita out of harms way, and successfully
rescued them out of our cabin, was safe on a dry sur-
face for the night for rest (he later thanked me for
leaving one tomato on the canoe for nurishment). It
was all we could travel with, as the rapids from the
SAdel Reed Bingham Dam breached as we swam out
of our river park road to the Lee boat ramp only to
be greeted with the angelic James Scott of Lee, FL.
As I try on this day at this time to write, tears
are soaking my notebook paper not for myself, bas
my family are spared.
We, as a community on the river, await the final
announcement for the family and friends of J.D. Wa-
ters, there are a group of evacuees in dire need of
food, toiletries, gas for generators, prepare and sta-
ble items. They are located at the Paarlburg Farm
with little to eat.
They are not above canned goods, but one hour
ago, I rode up with 2 bags of McDonalds Cheese-
burgers, thanks to Heather Richardson; they were
.devoured in five minutes.
All denominations and organizations are urged
to come together not only in prayer, but to donate to
your locals.
The evacuees/rescuers are among the following:
J.D. Waters (we're still praying for you and hope you
are out there); Rescuers, Steve ard Lisa Harrelson,
James and Sandra Scott, Gay Swift, Faddie Webb,
Jay Lee, Ray Jay Robinson. Evacuees are Barbara
Grim, Judy Molly and Tallica McCormack.
Special appreciation and thanks to Cliff and
Heather Richardson; we thought we were "The An-
gels"...how I beg to differ.
God bless all of J.D. Waters' family and friends,
Jessie and Bobbi, we love you as well..

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I never had to wonder what I wanted to do when I
"grew up." I grew up doing what I knew I wanted to do
for the rest of my life the newspaper business.
When you wake up each morning and dread the job
that lies ahead of you, then it's time to change jobs.
When you wake up each morning and find joy in what
lies ahead of you, then you know you have the right job
for you. I wake up happy each day!
As children, my brothers and I, we did not receive
an allowance at home. .We got paid for working at the
newspaper business. If we didn't work, we didn't get
Sany money That's one lesson that too many young peo-
ple have missed, now a days.
We began work at a young age.,At age three, I was
taught how to opaque the negatives. Red pencil, light
table, and a negative its just like coloring. Picking up
paperclips, pens, rubber bands, and such off the floor
was my other "main" job (and of course I'm sure a
"busy" job for my parents to give me.)
By age five to six (the age of being taught to read), I
was taught how to type on the typesetter. I could type
out the words for the advertising, take it into the dark-
room and develop it. I was also taught how to proof-read
ads. Other jobs included "busy work" like organizing
theclip art books, proof sheet books and border tapes.
Each year as I grew older, so did my abilities to do
more "important" things around the office. Making pic-
tures in the darkroom, typing stories, (by the time I en-
tered the 8th grade and was put into a typing class, I was
already typing 80 wpm correctly), building ads, pulling
tearsheets, stuffing newspapers, addressing newspa-
pers, doing the newspaper route, making PMT's, devel-
oping plates, and plating up the press. When I was 19, I
became the main bookkeeper of the business.
I've watched as my two children have grown up in
this same business, learning the same things I'did;:It's
been a little different for them, for times have changed.
We no longer have darkrooms (been replaced with com-
puters), we don't have PMT machines and negatives
and opaquing. Cheltsie and Brooke have learned the
business from a more "electronic world" than I did, but
the end result is still the same:
When they were three to five years old, their "job"
was picking up pens, rubber bands, post office sack la-
bels, border tape, and such off of the floor. They were
told to pick Up anything that would.cost me money if I
had to go to the store to get more. I paid them a penny
for each item they would find, and put back in its prop-
er space. (They too havenever gotten an allowance, they
earn paychecks instead.)
As they got, a little older they were taught the
"easy" jobs...... how to stuff and label newspapers (not
a favorite for anyone of any age), file legals and ad or-
ders, pull tearsheets and type stories that were brought
in to the paper. .
Now, at the ripe old ages of 14 and 16, they have tru-
ly become an asset to me, and to our businesses. They
spend their Spring/Holiday Breaks. Teacher Planning
Days, and Summer Vacations, working at the newspa-
pers. They have learned every aspect of the business.
They serve in every capacity from receptionist, typeset-
ter, circulation (subscriptions), bookkeeping, selling ad-
vertising, and photography
They have both taken their niche in the business.
Cheltsie enjoys the receptionist, typing, and laying out
'the newspaper, along with the photography part of cov-
ering ballgames. Brooke enjoys the bookkeeping end -
posting the paper, making deposits, and paying bills.
Now I'm just waiting on them to graduate high
school and college, so that I can retire and they can sup-
port me!!!!!
Until then..... I'll see you around the town.


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Praise For Our

Volunteer Firefighters:


I hope and pray that everyone is still safe and se-
cure from the bad weather and flooding.
There was a great turnout for Lee Day; unfortu-
nately, I missed a lot of it because I had to take my
brother, Danny, to the emergency room. As I am
Writing this, he is currently in MCMH with a bad
foot infection. Please remember him in your
prayers.
I would like to take a moment and give thanks to
the Lee Volunteer Fire Department for their assis-
Stance in helping me get Danny out and to the hospi-
'al. The people parked around me had me blocked in
'and I didn't think I could get out. Leroy Rutherford,
SJr. got in my car and with help from Pam (Blanton)
and Bruce Jordan, from Madison County EMS, di-
recting him; he got the car out easily. I also want to
thank the law officers for helping me get out to
'County Road 255, so I could head to Highway 6 easi-
S: ly A lot of times we forget to. thank the Lee Volun-
: .teerFire Department for all the work that they do. I
really appreciate our volunteer firefighters in Lee
S and applaud them profusely
That's all the news for this week! Have a great
S'week and a beautiful forever! May God bless each
and every one of you!


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Jerome McKnight vs. Hazel McKnight disso-
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Dwight Eisenhower
once said, "The problem
with Washington is
everyone's too far from
home." Unfortunately,
Washington DC has be:
come home for too many
people who have lost
touch with the values of
heartland America.
Let me give you an
example of a heartland
value: average Ameri-
cans like you and I un-
derstand that we are in
very tough financial
times we owe too
much; people are losing
their jobs; businesses
are failing; etc. We react
to this situation by tight-
.,ening, our belt. setting
priorities, getting back
to basics. balancing the
family budget, etc.
This is what normal
People do, but apparent-
ly, normal people don't
live in Washington.
Those people of the po-
litical class politicians,
lobbyists, bureaucrats -
are spending money like
there's no tomorrow. In
thewords of British Par-
liament member Daniel
Hannon, "It's common
sense that when you are
in debt, you spend less.
Anyone but a politician
can see that."
The problem that
SAmerica got, into -
spending beyond our
means anid. becoming
over-leveraged, appar-
ently doesn't apply to
.Washington. What. a
bunch -of hypocrites!
Worse many Ameri-
cans believe that the
'Washington politicians
are in large part respon-
sible for this mess by
pushing banks to lend
money to home buyers
who could not afford to
pay the money back and
poorly regulating the
process. These are the
same jokers that are
now taking credit for fix-
ing the mess they helped
create. We're in trouble.
The one place where
the people can vote
every day is the stock
market and we lack con-
fidence in our govern-
ment that is taking over


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National
Security
Joe Boyles
Guest Columnist


privately held business-
es and driving our na-
:tion into levels of debt
we've never seen or
imagined. '
The Democrats are
in charge of both ends of
Pennsylvania Avenue
and their leaders claim
:to be bi-partisan, bring-
ing a "new tone" to
Washington. -Hogwash!
Republican ideas are
destined for the waste-
basket. As Barack Oba-,
ma famously put it, "I'm
going to trump you on'
that because I won."
The thing that con-'
cerns me most about the
president's plans are the
deficits, the mountain of
red ink that is beyond
dispute. Republicans
are familiar with this
business George Bush
never submitted a single
balanced budget but
Obama is making the
GOP look like pikers in
this regard. The Ameri-
can people know this
money has to be repaid
someday, either by high-
er taxes or cheaper mon-
ey While I find neither
appetizing, I'm worried
mostly about inflation.
I'm accustomed to 2-3
,percent inflation which
we've experienced over'
the past quarter century
I'm scared to death of
the inflation rate we ex-
perienced in the late
1970s.
I am sympathetic
with anyone who en-
gages in long-term plan-
ning which Obama says
is his focus, but when a
true emergency arises,
that needs to be the cen-
ter of attention. Put it
this way: when. your
house is on fire is not the
time to think about re-
placing the roof.
Some of my friends
have asked me this ques-


tion: Don't you think we
should allow the new
president an opportuni-
ty to try his plan first? It
is a perfectly logical
question and my answer
is this: No, since I be-
lieve his method will.
bankrupt the country I
am not going to sit idly
back and allow this to
happen without a fight.
While I agree with
Obama that we should
be working toward ener-
gy independence, afford-
able health care and
educational improve-
ments, I do not sub-.
scribe to his method of
doing any of these
things. I believe that his
approach to these issues
will be ruinously ex-
pensive and does not
address the immediate
problem we face today,
namely restoring finan-
cial and credit markets
to good health.
I don't believe that
any government offi-
cial has the slightest
idea' how to build a car
that Americans will
buy or how to run a
bank. As a rule, when I
see a government pro-
gram, I see something
that is too expensive,
takes too long to build,
and will quickly fall
into disrepair for lack
of use. For the most
part,. I believe that
things which are pri-
vately financed are
much more efficient
and cost effective.
In short, I think
Washington is out of-
touch, and I would offer
this advice again from
MP Hannon to Mr. Oba-
ma and his friends:
"You cannot buy your
way out of recession;
you cannot borrow
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Wednesday, April 8, 2009


FROM PAGE ONE & REGIONAL CRIME
AuM P- 0 &R L CIM


Five Defendants Sentenced For

Participation In International Child


have the manpower to prosecute them. Judge Blair' l
saidthat we could issue notices toappear before hiihm Exita
in county court and they could be fined."
Stewart said that if the person given a notice to
appear.fails to appear, the judge can issue a warrant Five U.S. defendants convicted for their activity in
because of that and it would revert from circuit to a global child pornography trafficking enterprise were
county sentenced today in the Northern District of Florida,
"The number of complaints from the Greenville Acting Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal Di-
area, compared to the Lee and Pinetta areas is sig- vision Rita M. Glavin, U.S. Attorney for the Northern
nificant," he said. "It has escalated through the District of Florida Thomas F Kirwin and FBI Execu-
years." tive Assistant Director J. Stephen Tidwell announced.
Another grant the Sheriff's Office is applying The defendants sentenced by Senior U.S. District
for is a Community Based Civilian Corpmunications Judge Lacey A. Collier today were Ruble Keys. of
Grant to help get dispatchers at the jail. Spokane, Wash., John Mosman of Waterbury, Conn.,
/Stewart said that the dispatchers are desperate- Raymond Roy of San Juan Capistrano, Calif., Eric Way-
ly needed. erski of Leander, Texas, and Warren Weber of Boise,
"We get thousands of calls a year," he said. "The Idaho. Seven additional U.S. defendants also indicted in
other night (Thursday) when there was a semi truck the case were convicted on Jan. 14, 2009, following a
overturned on the interstate, hauling produce, traf- six-day jury trial. Those defendants will be sentenced
fic had to be rerouted. People were calling on their on April 14, 2009.
cell phones from out there during the three hours According to a 40-count superseding indictment
the interstate was shut down. That increased the handed up on March 19, 2008, the defendants Were
workload." ": i members of a highly-sophisticated international net-
The calls came not only from the interstate, but work. The group was a well-organized criminal enter:
also from within the county while people were deal- prise whose purpose was to proliferate child sex abuse
ing with a storm and a reported tornado. images to its membership during a two-year period.
The third grant the department is applying for According to their plea agreements, members of.
is a Rural Law Enforcement grant, which will allow the illegal organization used Internet newsgroups -
the department to help with drug interdiction, large file-sharing networks where text, software, pic-.
The county commission voted unanimously. to tures and videos can be traded and shared to traffic
allow Sheriff Stewart to pursue obtaining the in illegal images and videos depicting prepubescent
grants. children, including toddlers, engaged in various sex-


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also want to look at making it a uniform practice.
Chamber Director Ted Ensminnger npted that
there are also other board positions expiring at the
end of June.
Martin made the motion to place a newspaper
advertisement for the upcoming positions on the
TDC. Renetta Parrish seconded his motion.
Vickers said that he had been intending to nom-
inate someone who had already servedpn the board.
Roy Ellis said that he had also.
Martin's motion passed unanimously.


ual and sadistic acts. Spectically, an Australian con-
stable who infiltrated the group in August 2006
testified about how group members employed a com-
plex system of pseudonyms, screening tests for new
members and sophisticated encryption methods to
avoid detection. He also testified that the group traded
more than 400,000 images and 1,000 videos of child
sexual abuse before it was dismantled by law enforce- ,
ment.
SRuble Keys was sentenced today to 204 months in
prison. Keys pleaded guilty on May 6. 2008, to four,
counts related to his criminal activities as a member
of the child exploitation enterprise. The charges al-
leged in these counts included engaging in a child ex-
ploitation enterprise; conspiracy to advertise,
transport, ship; receive and possess child pornogra-,
phy; advertising child pornography; and receiving


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child pornography Keys testified for the government at
the January 2009 trial of co-defendants.
John Mosman was sentenced today to 164 months
in prison. Mosman pleaded guilty on Dec. 18, 2008, to
four counts relating to his criminal activities as a mem-
ber of the child exploitation enterprise. The charges al-
leged in these counts included engaging in a child
exploitation enterprise; conspiracy to advertise, trans-
port, ship, receive and possess child pornography;.ad-
vertising child pornography; and receiving child
pornography. Mosman testified for the government at
the January 2009 trial of co-defendants.
Raymond Roy was sentenced today to 360 months
in prison. Roy pleaded guilty on Dec. 29, 2008, to five
counts relating to his criminal activities as a member of
the child exploitation enterprise. The charges alleged
in these counts included engaging in a child exploita-
tion enterprise; conspiracy to advertise, transport,
ship, receive and possess child pornography; advertis-
ing child pornography; transporting child pornogra-
phy; and receiving child pornography.
Eric Wayerski was sentenced today to 365 months
in prison. Wayerski pleaded guilty on Aug. 13, 2008; to
six counts relating to his criminal activities as a mem-
ber of the child exploitation enterprise. The charges
alleged in these counts included engaging in a child
exploitation enterprise; conspiracy to advertise, trans-
port, ship, receive and possess child pornography; ad-
vertising child pornography; transporting child
pornography; receiving child pornography; and ob-
stfuction of justice.
Warren Weber was sentenced today to 180 months
in, prison. Weber pleaded guilty on April 17,2008, to
five counts relating to his criminal activities as a
member of, the child exploitation enterprise. 'The
Charges alleged in these counts included engaging in a
child exploitation enterprise; conspiracy to advertise,
transport, ship, receive, and possess child pornogra-
phy; advertising child pornography; transporting
child pornography; and receiving child pornography
Weber test ified for the government at the January 2009
trial of co-defendants.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. At-
torney David Goldberg of the Northern District of
Florida and Trial Attorney LisaMIarie Freitas of CEOS.


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Baker County Man Pleads

Guilty To Federal Charge Of

Transportation Of

Child Pornography
U.S. Attorney A. Brian Albritton, along with James Casey, Special Agent in
Charge of the Jacksonville Field Office of the FBI, announced that Robert
Michael Curtiss (age 54, of Baker County) has pleaded guilty to transporting
videos of child pornography over the Internet. Curtiss faces a mandatory'min-
imum penalty of 5 years in federal prison and up to 20 years in federal prison.
According to court documents, in early August 2007, an FBI agent with the
Phoenix, Arizona Field Office, who was acting in an undercover capacity, en-
tered an Internet Relay Chat channel that had a title referencing "preteen girls".
Curtiss engaged the agent in a discussion of a sexual nature and used "Yahoo!
Messenger" to send the agent two videos containing child pornography On
March 18. 2008; the FBI executed a federal search warrant at Curtiss's residence
and seized a desktop computer. The FBI determined that the computer con-
tained approximately 100 images of child pornography and a video containing
child pornography
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood. a nationwide ini-
tiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the grdw-
ing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by United States
Attorneys' Offices and the CriminaLDivision's Child Exploitation and Obsceni-
ty Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal,
state, and local resources to better locate, appre-
hend, and prosecute individuals who exploit chil-
dren via the Internet, as well as to identify and
rescue victims. For more information about Project
n c e s Safe Childhood, please visit www.projecsafechild
hood.gov.
Y O h? This case was investigated by the Jacksonville
Y Field Office of the FBI.It is beingprosecuted by As-
sistant U!S. Attorney Kevin C. Frein.


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AROUND MADISON COUNTY


Sister Betty L. Tice was born in
Madison County Florida to the late
John Henry and Mary Robinson. She
grew up in a Christian home, married
' the late Dennis Tice in 1938 and joined
High Antioch AME Church in 1938. As
-a faithful member of High Antioch she
served as president of the women's
missionary society for over 40 years,
she was a stewardess and served on the
trustee board. She was a cheerful giver,
loved the Lord and enjoyed working in
the church.
One of her favorite sayings was
S'ay the work I've done speak for me',
favorite scripture was the 27 Psalm.
-She enjoyed sewing, quilting, cooking
'and working in the garden and yard.
She remained in Madison County
until 2000. when for health reasons she
'lived with her daughter Essie McBur-
-' roughs in Valdosta. Ga., and for the last
'"five-plus years lived with her daughter,
Iena Tice, in Atlanta, Ga. She never
joined a church in Atlanta, but often
*'worshiped at West End Church of
' Christ.
She will be missed by son, Willie E.
-'Sapp (wife Doris) of Syracuse New
SYork; daughter, Lena M. Tice of Atlanta
:'Georgia; son Dennis Tice Jr of Cramer-
S'fon Carolina; son Robert L. Tice (wife
-Hazel) of Miami Florida; daughter
Essie McBurrough (husband James) of
Valdosta Georgia; son. Jimmy Tice
- '(wife Carmen) 6f Sickleville New Jer-.
'sey; daughter-in-law Rena Williams
S(son late Ben Williams); sister-in-law
'-Juanita W Robinson (brother late
'Green E. Robinson); sister-in-law Al-
'berto Williams (brother late George
'-Williams): sister-in-law Mary Robinson
:(brother late Henry Robinson): 25
-'grand children; many, many great-
'grand children; some great-great grand


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children; and host of nieces and
nephews, great-nieces and nephews,
great-great nieces and nephews, other
family members and friends.
Funeral services were held on
Thursday, April 2, 2009 at 1:00 PM. at
the High Antioch A.M.E. Church in
Madison County, Florida with Pastor
Earnestine Barkley officiating, and
Rev. Robert L. Tice eulogizing. Burial
followed in the High Antioch A.M.E.
Church cemetery. Active pallbearers
were grandsons, great-grandsons,
nephews and great-nephews. Flower at-
tendants were ushers and friends of
the family.
Stevens-McGhee Funeral Home of
Quitman, Ga., was'in charge of the
arrangements.

Fred K. Kashella
Fred K. Kashella, of Lee, has gone
to be with our Blessed Lord. He died
March 28, 2009.
He was preceded in death.by his
parents, Michael E. Kashella and Mary
E. Kashella of Seminole, and his older
brother and sister-in-law,' Thomas J.
Kashella and Evelyn B. Kashella of
Kerrville, Texas. He is survived by his
nieces, Brenda.L. Kashella and Teresa
Kashella Main and two great-nephews.
He served in the US Army and was
stationed in Korea during the. Korean
War. After getting out of the Army, he
worked for Sears, Roebuck & Company
for several years; After he left Sears, he
began working for the U.S. Postal Ser-
vice. He retired from the U.S. Postal
Service and moved to Lee. During his
retirement,Ahe was a volunteer for the
Meals on Wheels program.
Mr. Kashella willbe laid to rest in
the National Cemetery in Bushnell.


Mrs. Betty L. Tice, 95


April 9
Mt. Olive MB Church will be cele-
brating Easter with a production on
April 9, at 7 p.m. This year's produc-
tion is entitled, "He Reigns Forever,"
and includes singing, liturgical danc-
ing and acting. Mt. Olive is located at
1149 West Hampton Springs Rd.; Perry,
where the Rev. George L. Williams is
the pastor.
April 9
SNaomi & The Segos will be in con-
cert at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park on
Thursday, April 9, starting at, 7 p.m.
Admission is free, a love offering will
be received during the concert.
April 11
The Florida DEP's Stephen Foster
Folk Culture Center State Park will
host a pine needle basket workshop on
Saturday, April 11, from 9:30 a.m. to 1
p.m. Nancy Gildersleeve will teach the
traditional Florida art of transform-
ing long leaf pines into baskets by coil-
ing and stitching with raffia fibers. A
small basket will be finished in class
and the techniques of shaping, start-
ing and finishing a coiled basket will
be mastered. The workshop fee is $15,
including park admission. Partici-
pants should 'bring a bagged lunch.
For additional information or to regis-
ter for the workshop, please call (386)
397-1920 or visit www.stephenfosterC-
SO.org.
April 12
Homecoming for Concord Baptist
Church wnil be Easter Sunday, April
12th. Come join us for our church ser-
vice at 1:00Am followed by an Easter
Egg Hunt for the kids and dinner af-
terwards.
April 12
The Florida DEP's Stephen Foster
Folk Culture Center State Park will
host the 42nd Easter Sunrise Service
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Finding the perfect wedding gift.
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the need for the traditional "starter"
gifts minimized to some extent by
many couples choosing to live
together before they marry, and a
desire to choose something that really
represents the couple, is there even
such a thing as the "perfect wedding
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relationship special," said Angela
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and accessories for weddings, we
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appropriate for a wide range of
brides, grooms and their guests."
Thompson offers the following gifting
tips:
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to the gift.
a Give them a scrapbook with
photos and keepsakes that reflect
times that you have spent together.
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some time to really think about the
couple when selecting a gift.
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experience that they can enjoy
together is a terrific idea. With health
on the top of everyone's mind, many
couples might enjoy a gift certificate
for yoga or a cooking class.
a In addition to being more health
conscious, many' couples today are
more socially aware. A gift in the
couple's name to a charity that means
something to them is a wonderfully
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want the couple to enjoy your gift, so
take some time to enjoy the process of
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for their kitchen, create a basket of
spices, fun cooking utensils and a
homemade recipe book. They will
have as'much fun using everything as
you did picking it all out.
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and soloists will take part in the annu-
al event. Park gates will open at 6:15
a.m. and the event is free to all who at-
tend. For more information, call (386)
397-4331 or visit www.floridas-
tateparks.org/stephenfoster.
April 13
Please come out and join the Lee
Elementary PTO in a fun-filled night
of dinner & Bingo! Dinner will be $5
per plate (includes chili dogs, chips,
drink and desert). Prizes for every
game, including a 50/50 jackpot round.
Proceeds go tohelp the fifth grade
class earn their way to SeaWorld.
April 13, 5:30-8 p.m.
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April 15
.The 55 Plus Club will meet April
15, the THIRD Wednesday in April, be-
cause of Holy Week. The Club will
meet at the United Methodist Coopera-
tive Community Center at noon. This
meeting's speaker's topic will be
spring gardening.
April 16
"Learn the folklore of the animal
and experience guided imagery and
journaling in this fun-filled, thought-
provoking workshop." April 16, join
motivational speaker Khrys Kan-
tarze and artist Sue. Ruda to learn
and explore the folklore of owls na-
tive to the land at the Stephen Foster
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U.S. Hwy 41 N in White Sprifigs. Cost
is $25. Pre-registration is requested.
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www.greenepublishing.com


Wednesday, April 8, 2009


AROUND MADISON COUNTY


Brown Camellias Place "Best In Show"


By Bryant Thigpen
.Greene Publishing, Inc.
Bill Brown, better
known as the owner of
Ken's BBQ, is a man of
many trades. When not
running the restaurant,
you may find Bill out in
his yard working in the
garden. As a hobby
passed down from his fa-
ther,Bill Brown, Sr. Bill
spends his free time
planting Camellias and
preparing them for
shows occurring Octo-
ber through February
.On Dec. 14, 2008, Bill
and his wife, Cindy, com-
peted at the Valdosta
Camellia Show in Val-
dosta, Ga., where one of
their flowers, an Emma-
lene Camellia, won
"Best in Show" in the
Judging category, flowers
outdoor medium unpro-
tected and untreated.
"This was our first
show ever participating
in," Bill said. "We
S brought 25 blooms .and
only two did not get an
award or ribbon. We,
were very, shocked; we
honestly didn't know
what to expect."
Some, of the Camel-
lias shown were Kanjiro,
Bernice Beauty, Daik-
agura, Mathotiana and
White by the Gate. There'
were about 250 blooms in
the contest, brought by
approximately 150 grow-
ers. There were growers
present at the competi-
tion fronmas far away as
South Carolina.'
Bill attended many
previous shows just for
fun before entering the
competition in October.
"It's a learning experi-
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Photo Submitted.
Bill and Cindy Brrown's Emmalene Camillia won "Best in Show" in the judg-
ing category, flowers outdoor medium unprotected and untreated at the Valdos-
ta Camellia Show on Dec. 13..


ence," ie. said in refer-
eice to the show. Many
of the growers exchange
tips on 'what they have
found that works and
that doesn't during:their
experiences of growing
SCamellias.
'"I got the bud from


Smy father," he''said. Bill
has Camellias planted in
his -yard he inherited'
from his father, who was
'a very active Camellia
grower all of his adult
life. "It was his only hob-
by. I really took interest-
:in it about five years

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Greene Publishing. Inc. Photo by Bryant Thigpen, April 7, 2009
Bill Brown doesn't just make great BBQ, he also
grows award-winning Camellias.


ago," he said.
After Bill's interest
as a grower of Camellias


became stronger, he
joined the National
American Camel-
lia Society. In the'
near future, he will
Sbe a member of the
Valdosta Camellia
Society, who hosts
the annual Val-
dosta Camellia
Show.
"It's all
about timing," he said
about the competition.
"Your bloom has to
match the appearance of
the registered bloom,
and that's how you're
scored, on a scale of one
to. 10." It could take a
plant up to three or four
years before it is ready
to be showcased.
S Bill spends a couple
hours a day working in
his garden, and he owns
a nursery called Camel-
lia Hill, where he has ap-


$1,281. The group of
children hopped collec-,
tively for a total of
5,843 hops.
On Labor Day
weekend, Dawn's
Kinder Academy will
have the opportunity'
to present a check to
the Muscular Dystro-
phy Assocation on the
Jerry Lewis MDA La-
bor' Day Telethon
.Shown on WCTV
"We're ecstatic to
have reached above
'ard beyond our goal to
-help further treatment


proximately 2,500
Camellias (half in the
ground,, half potted).
The price of a Camellia
starts at $5, and can cost
up to $200, depending on
the size.
"Every state has
Camellias. I can't iinag-
ine a state that couldn't
grow a Camellia," he
said. "Camellias grow
during the winter when
everything else is fad-
ing; it's the perfect fit for
any garden."
.As time permits, Bill
and Cindy plan to enter
the Camellia shows in
Tallahassee, Valdosta
and Thomasville, Ga.
For more informa-
tion on the show aid
awards, please visit
www.camelliaweb.org; :
Congratulations to
Bill and Cindy, and best
wishes at future shows!


Dawn's Kinder Academy.
HUA- T. Thi G lad


ByBryant Thigpen
Greene Publishing, Inc.
On Friday, MIarch
20. Dawn's Kinder
Academy hosted a
"Hop-A-Thon" to bene-
fit the Muscular Dysl-
trophy Association.
Parents and staff were
on hand to' count the:
number of jumps each
student completed,
and 'each kid collected
sponsors by the hop or
by donations. The goal
of the academy was to
raise $1,000. The total
amount raised was


and research for. peo-
ple with muscular dys-
trophy," stated Tracy-
.Macarages. "We're
glad that the children
are able to learn at a
young age that there
are ways that they can
help other children
and adults with
needs."
Congratulations to
Dawn's Kinder Acade-
my on reaching their ,
goal and supporting a
great cause such as the
Muscular Dystrophy*
Association.


Easter Coloring Contest


Hey, kids! Like to draw, paint and color?
Then you Wont want to miss out on the chance to show
off your artistic skills in our Easter Coloring Contest.

The contest is open to all kids ages 2-13. Entries must
be submitted to the newspaper by 5 p.m., Friday, April
10.

A panel of area judges will select one winner from each
age category: 2-4, 5-8 and 9-13. First place Winners will
receive four movie passes. Winners will be called
Monday, April 13 and published in theApril 15 Madison.
Carrier.


Contest Rules:
* You must be between the
ages of 2 and 13 to
enter the contest.
* You may only enter the
contest once.
* You must use the original
entry form.
* You may color the picture
. anyway you want.
* You must submit the entry
form and picture no later
than 5 p.m., Friday, April 10.


Easter Coloring Contest intry Form
Deadline for all entries is 5 p.r., Friday, April 10. Children of newspaper
and sponsor employees are not eligible to enter.
Name:
Age: Address:
Phone: ,
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Wednesday, April 8, 2009


www.greenepublishing.com


Madison County Carrier 9A


AROUND MADISON COUNTY


Calling All Quilters! Families Take Refuge At
NFCC Seeks Entries For Annual Show Lee Public Safety Facility
Quilts On Display Starting April 16 At F ac I i
Four Freedoms Festival
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Attention Iquilters an
quilt owners. North Florida
Conlmunity College is seeking
entries for its Annual Quilt
Show. Quilts will be displayed


aiL Le VarUiL aw-iiV Lm J. Uoza l
Conference Center in Madison,
Thursday, April 16; Friday,
April 17; and Saturday, April
18, in conjunction with the
Madison County Four Free-
doms Festival. The exhibit will
be open to the public :from 10
a.m.-3 p.m. each day. Admis-
sion is free.
Show organizers are call-
ing on area quilt owners to dis-
play handmade quilts --
whether new or old, a trea-
sured heirlooni or a recent gift.
Quilts will be displayed on the
first and second floors of the
historic WSG Conference Cen-
Ster, also known locally as "the
Mansion." A special area in
theodownstairs library will be
set aside for display of antique
*quilts. The Madison County
Garden Club is also hosting a
flower show in conjunction
with the annual Quilt Show.
Don't miss this opportuni-
ty to show. off your quilted
treasures. Applications to en-
ter a quilt or multiple quilts in
NFCC's Annual Quilt Show
are available by contacting
Maria Greene, WSG Confer-
ence Center coordinator, at
'(850) 973-9432 or GreeneM@nfcc
.edu.


Tammy Webb Enjoy

With Sheriff's C
> i i
By Jacob Bembry
SGreene Publishing, Inc.
Tammy Webb enjoys
h'ii iF (ifh t00 q rolrk itrith


TAMMY WEBB


1r J.e JU d C ..L. VVJoII aLc
the Madison County
Sheriff's Office.
In ::Webb began,her diu-
ties in December. She
handles arrest records,
as well as warrants for
the Sheriff's Office.
She said that every-
one in the office is a plea-
sure to work with.
Others in the office in-
clude Sheriff Ben Stew-


To Benefit the American Cancer Society

April 18th Valdosta, Ga. 4:00 pm
Natural pageant with jeans and a white t-shirt.
Ages 0-21.
To Enter, or for more information,
sdpannell@embarqmail.com
850-971-7245


LIHI~


rs Position

officee
art, Civil Deputy Bill,
Hart, Nancy Curl, Sue
Tuten, Marie Prince and
Jennifer Wallace.
In her spare time,
Tammy volunteers as
,,the chairperson, for the
Lee Day Committee, as a
guardian ad litem and
with the schools.
A guardian ad litem
acts as a voice for chil-
dren in court.
Tammy and her hus-
band, Scott, have .also
acted as foster parents
for children who need
them.
"All you can do is
show them love," she
said, "and show them
that. people do love
them."
Tammy has three
sons, Troy Bradfield and
Chance and Amon Webb.
Troy will be getting mar-
ried soon to Christie
Sapp, the daughter of
Lynn Sapp and Ricky
Sapp.
"I'm putting them on
a three-year plan," she
said with a laugh. "I
want to have grandchil-
dren."


The Greater Madison County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism
2009 FOUR FREEDOMS FESTIVAL
CITIZEN OF THE YEAR
NOMINATION APPLICATION

The 2009 Citizen of the Year Award, sponsored by The
Greater Madison County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism, is
presented to a resident of Madison County who has made a
positive difference through leadership, community involvement,
volunteerism and overall public service to our county. These
activities should be outside the duties of the individual's regular
job. Previous winners are not eligible. If you know of someone
deserving this honor, please fill in the namebelow and fax to 850-
973-8864, or mail thenomination to The Greater Madison County
Chamber of Commerce & Tourism, 177 S. Horry Ave, Madison,
FL 32340. Please attach' additional pages if necessary.
Nominations will be accepted until 12:00 noon, Friday, April
10, 2009. The 2009 Citizen of the Year will serve as the Grand
Marshall of the 28th Annual Four Freedoms Festival Parade on
April 18th, 2009.

I nominate
,as Citizen of.
the Year for the following reasons. (Include how the nominee has
contributed to different aspects of community life through
leadership, community involvement, volunteerism and overall
public service. Please list services on additional page.)
YOUR NAME & PHONE NUMBER:


Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Michael Curtis, April 6, 2009
The Evans family will be guests of Lee for a few days as the floodwaters pull
back, having run them out of their homes in Pinettai Pictured around the table
from left to right: Marvin Evans, Marie Evans, Bruce Evans, Hunter Sides, Chris


Honeycutt and Eva Evans.
By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
"I think it's about
time for a little less wa-
ter," Pinetta, resident
Marvin Evans said.
SEvans and five other
members of his family,
were forced, to "take
refuge at the' Lee Public
Safety facility' as the
floodwaters of the With-l
lacoochee; overwhelmed
their home. Approach-
ing 90 feet, the river is
now almost five feet
higher than it was dur-
ing 'the previous record


flood of 86 feet in 1948.
Unfortunately, that one
caught Evans as well.
Fortunately, facili-
ties like the one in Lee,
which is located at the
Lee VFD firehouse ad-
jacent to Lee City Hall
on CR 255, just north of
US. 90- are opening
throughout the area to
ensure the safety of flee-
ing residents.
"We had to get out in
a hurry," Marie Evans ex-
plained. "The water start-
ed coming up and just got
higher and higher."


The Evans family
was the first of many
who are expected to take
refuge as the floodwaters
crest. This record flood-
ing has already shut
down major roadways
and access to hundreds
of residences through-
out Madison County.
Still, the weather is
no match for the number
of concerned citizens
who continue to answer
the call.
"It's always dry from
the storm in the heart of
a good neighbor"


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10A Madison County Carrier


www.greenepublishing.com


Wednesday, April 8, 2009


lare the


Madison's Dale M. Leslie


By Alfa Hunt
Greene Publishing, Inc.
In 1942, Capt. Charles'W. Kelly's companies A
and B were outmatched and surrounded by Japan-
ese soldiers in the throes of World War II. Enemy
units were closing in around Kelly's units, and it
seemed inevitable that the men would be obliterat- 1
ed, because they had no way to re-
quest supporting arms.
Marine pilot Lt. Dale M. Leslie
of Madison County happened to be -
*circling overhead in his dive-
bomber. Kelly's men. used their
white T-shirts tospell out the word
"HELP" on the beach near the
Matanikua River mouth. Leslie ra-
dioed the news to the division, ,
which relayed the news to 'Capt.
Merritt Edson's command post.
The commanders argued about
sending aid to Kelly's men .
SEventually,a boat was sent out
to aid the stranded men. Kelly or-
ganized his men to head for the 1
"ship just off shore, but art ilery fire
caused the column of men to split ,
up. Japanese infantry rushed for-
ward to cut off most of A Coinpany. ,.'
Platoon Sgt. Anthony P. Mali-:
nowski, Jr, picked up a Browning
Automatic Rifle from a fallen com-
rade and covered is withdrawing
men until ie was finally killed. The
rest of the battalion made its way
to the beach.
The first boats to approach the
Shore came under heavy fire and
three coxswains were hit, while the
others backed away from shore. Lt.
Leslie flew his dive-bomber low
and attacked the Japanese with the
machineguns aboard his plane; He
circled low over the landing craft to
guide them to the coast. The battal]-
ion also laid down additional cov-
(ering fire and the landing boats
.finally made it to, shore. The
Marines carried the wounded to
the boats but were forced to leave
their dead behind.
Unfortunately for Leslie, this
was just the beginning of, his' ex-
ploits. Author Walter Lord detailed
Leslie's experiences, in his book,
Lonely Vigil.
While returning from a routine
recon mission Sept. 28, Leslie was
spotted by a Japanese Zero of Cape
Esperance. His gunner was killed
and his cockpit ablaze, Leslie man- .0
aged to bail out at 700 feet and land-
ed in the sea several hundred yards
from the coast.
He reached shore that evening, somewhere
near Tabea about three miles off Cape Esperance
and deep within enemy territory He immediately :
tried making his way for the interior but was forced ;
to hold back when an enemy patrol came up the
trail. After they went by, Leslie made his way only a
few yards deeper into the jungle'before collapsing
from exhaustion.
Over the course of several days, Leslie moved.
gradually down the southern coast of Guadalcanal..
He lived on coconuts and slept where he could. He-.
had heard of a tribe of friendly natives that lived"
near his location and was attempting to reach them.
On Oct. 10, he was still in the process of making
his way down the coast when he came across an un-
guarded native canoe near a Japanese camp. Leslie
stole a paddle from a nearby empty hut and hid un-
der a log, waiting for nightfall. Hearing a slight
rustling, Leslie looked up to see a Japanese soldier
staring down at him. Leslie jumped up from the log
scaring the Japanese soldier and they ran in oppo-
site directions.
After a while, Leslie returned to choose another
hiding place to wait for nightfall. He chose the roots
of a fallen coconut palm which formed a cave-like
structure. He crawled inside and waited. It wasn't
long until he had the suspicious feeling that some-


one was nearby He peeked out to see that a Japan-
ese soldier had decided to eat his luich right above
him, sitting on.the palm tree. Leslie backed down
into the palm and continued to wait. It wasn't long
before Leslie faced a new problem: the palm tree be-
gan to cave in where the Japanese soldier was sit-
ting. At first, Leslie attempted to brace it with his


palms and hold the soldier up, but with his current
diet and constant walking, Leslie was too weak to
keep this up for long. Leslie finally decided to let the
tree sink until the soldier would become so uncom-
fortable the man would leave to find somewhere else
to finish his lunch. It evidently worked because it
wasn't long before the man left and Leslie was re-
lieved.
When darkness finally fell, Leslie made his way
down to the beached canoe, but noticed several
Japanese soldiers relaxing along the beach. Leslie
tried to stay away from the soldiers, but one spotted
him and alerted the others. They began shouting
and arming themselves, sending Leslie racing for
the canoe. He jumped in and paddled away, calling
back to them. According to Lord, Leslie must have
convinced the soldiers he was a native due to his
misunderstood shout, because they went back to re-
laxing on the beach.
Four days later, Leslie finally came across the
village full of helpful natives. The people took one
look at him and were immediately convinced he
was Japanese. After coming to this conclusion, they
fled. Leslie shouted the word, "American!", trying
to convince them. They turned and approached him
cautiously, inspecting him from a distance. At last
they .were persuaded and they gathered around


him.
Leslie collapsed from exhaustion. The natives
took him to a hut and placed him on a reed cot, feed-
ing him fish and potatoes. One of the villagers
spoke some English and explained there was a mis-
siohary who lived nearby
The villagers brought Leslie to the Dutchmis-
sionary Father Emery de
Klerk, the next morning.
SAnother downed fighter
i pilot, 2nd Lt. Douglas
.Grow had been brought to
the missionary.only the
Sday before.
Just as everyone else,
Leslie became captivated
with the surrounding
area with the Coral Sea.
Father de Klerk was quot-
ed as having said, "You
know, I wouldn't mind
staying here till the war
is over, if only I could let
my mother know I'm still
alive." '
Leslie and Growt
were reported to have be:
come well-rested during
thit time, busying them
selves with reading the
limited library' and re'
gaining, their strength
Leslie had lost 40 pounds
while making his waY,
from the sea through the
jungle and eventually to
the native village. The
time he spent with Fa,
their de Klerk helped hint.
.to regain 14 of those lost
pounds, .
On Oct. 24; two 'U.S.
S.... planes unexpectedly apt
peared. circling low over
the mission compound.
SFather de Klerk and Growl
were not around at the.
time, but Leslie was. He!
Began waving wildly, try~
Sing to get the planes' at-
tention.
> / After a pause,; the
plane dropped a message
wrapped, around a. flash-.
light battery The mes-
Ssage asked two simple
.....i,^i ; questions: "'Who are
-" you?" and "Where is the
m.hissionary?" The 'mes-
1 ,sage ended with, "If you
are a pilot, show rubber
dinghy and Mae West."
SLeslie didn't ,have a
dinghy, but a spare one he found at the station
served the purpose. The plane dropped a second
message which: was addressed to Father de Klerk,
who had arrived on the scene.
The message was from Gen. Vandergrift's intel-
ligence officer, Lt. Col. Buckley. The message was
seeking the Father's aid on future operations.
"If you accept, wave-arms over head. If not,
stand still, arms down." Klerk's decision was an
easy one; he began waving his arms signaling he
would help. The pilot acknowledged the answer by
dipping his wings, then flying off.
The planes returned that afternoon with a
longer message asking whether Father de Klerk
could supply guides and carriers for a.Marine land-
ing on the south side of Guadalcanal. Klerk replied
he could.
While Father de Klerk remained busy for the
next few weeks gathering carriers from nearby vil-
lages, a boat was sent to pick up Leslie and Grow. '
For his heroism, Leslie was awarded theNavy
CrOss and the Distinguished Flying Cross for his
deeds during the war.
It is highly recommended that any persons in-
terested in Leslie's exploits read Lonely Vigil by
Walter Lord for more detailed and thrilling infor-
mation.


[eHistory Of The Kitche

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.Greene Publishing, Inc. 'ridiculed forks as being emasculating, and-unneces-
The' origindf kitchen forks can be traced back to sary. They asked, "Why should a person need a fork
:'. tii ofde. the Greeks. These particular forks were when God had given him hands?"
th ytw tinewhichhelped-with the carv- Slowly, forks were adopted by the upper class.
Ssai-se' n fg:of meat. The tines would prevent meat They were prized possessions, which were crafted.
twistingg '.gr moving during carving aid allowed from expensive materials intended to impress guests. i
fo'to slidedoff the fork easily. Small, slender-handled- forks with two-tines were..--
SY .-.By.he7Tth century royal courts of the Middle East used-for sweet and sticky foods or foods that could : '
.i i e tisinfg forks at the dining table. From the stain the fingers such as berries. Early table forks were
t citnury through the. 13th century, forks were corn- modeled after kitchen forks. Two fairly long and wide-'.
on amhg.the. wealthy nobles in thq Byzantine Em- ly spaced tines would ensure that meat couldn't twist
tIpre. I 11th century the wife'of aByzantine Judge when being cut. This style was soundly designed, but
'of Vini6e brought forks to Italy. Thb Italians slowly small pieces of food regularly fell through the tines. .
-'i "oted the use of forks, but it wasn't until the 16th In late 17th century France, larger forks with four
:century t at forks were widely adopted in Italy tines were made. Additional tines made diners less
In 1533 .forks were brought from Italy to France likely to drop food, and the curved tines served as a
,C.airine de Medici married crown prince, Hen- scoop so people wouldn't have to constantly be switch-
t.Tl. T h- ch were slow in a.aptiig to using forks, ing to a spoon while they ate.
Ithin:had been, mair ly beiaise they saw the Finally, by the early 19th century, multi-tined forks
&f tie fork a .ostentatiois. had been developed in Germany and England. By this
A ..:'An'L glhishan'named Thomas Coryate brought time, forks usage was slowly spreading to the Ameri-
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The Spirit Of Madison County


Section

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


Sports
Wildfire Prevention
Money & Finance


Inside:
2-3B Classifieds
4-5B Legals
6-7B Fun Page


Lee Da,


Ceebration A


Success


Contest Results


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In.conj
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Town of
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write a 50
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were judge
group. Ti
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recognition
but- also
awards; thl
winners in
ry received
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place wir
awarded a
bond; seco:
ners rec
bonds; and
winners re
bond.
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tuition, firs
ners incl
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awards we


Announced

Linda Boyles Herring .(Lee), Tyler
ijuction with Burnett (Pinetta); and
nniverSaryof. Colby Panaro (MCCS).
shtnent of the Third place essay win-
Lee, the Lee ners incided Isaac Red-
littee held an ding (Lee); Chelsea
;ssay Contest Miller (Pinetta); and
hool children Tyauris Bailey (Excel).
n County. Stu- Honorable mention
re asked to recognition are: Gabe
0 word essay Kaiser (Lee); Maddie
a'work of art Gurley (Lee); Briana
ie theme: A May Michael (Lee);
Pride. Drew Arnett (Lee); Syd-
than 120 ney Hardin (Pinetta);'
ldren submit-; Jordan Thigpen (Pinet-
stothe judg-' ta);- Dorenz Cherry
nittee. The (MCCS); and Ella Davis
es were: Jean (homeschool).
is; Linda Gib- In the art competi-
Maria Stude- tign, the best-in-show
page. The art award went to Elizabeth
*re: Deborah Parsons (MCCS). The
dgett Miller; other. first place, award
irtis. went: to Amber Bass
ting entries (MCCS).. Second place
ged by age winners are Bre Jayshia
the students Solomon and Forrest
g not only for Kauffman,; both of'
nat Lee Day MCCS. Third place wii-
monetary ners are Elizabeth
,.best-in.show Moore.and.Victor Perez
Each catego- of the Central School.
d a $500 sav- .. Honorable mention
; other first recognition go to Ty--
nners were ..r0ne Turner (IVICCS),
$300 savings ,Kassi Robinson (Lee El-
nd place win- ementary), Hope
:eived $200 McLellen (MCCS) and
d third place -Frank Hernandez
ceived a $100 (MCCS):
These students are
essay compe- welcome to stop by Lee
t place win-" Town Hall and pick up
uded: Ciana, their submissions and
Beverly Oroe recognition ribbons.
Ricky Varn They will make other
ol); and Kelsy;. arrangements to deliver
schooll. Of letters to the winners
best-in-show that cant be taken to
led to Ricky Madison County Com-
econd place munity Bank for sav-
ent to Drew ings bond application.,
The Lee Days Com-,
mittee thanks the .
7,,"judges for their time
7": .and expertise and.: the
I .: students for their effort
andd ingenuity. Congrat-
ulations to all.


tOPEN HOUSE
Friday April 101
0i : 0 ,am to 6:00 pm ,
Ashlyn's Rose Petal

riForist, L
224 SW Range Ave. Madison
(the Old Rosery Building)

S 973-2050

Serving Refreshments All Day

S Priced-to-goSale
on Existing Merchandise
New Merchandise Arriving Daily
Silk Flowers Fresh Flowers Plants

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Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Sheree Miller, April 4, 2009
Young and old alike had a blast at Lee Day on Saturday. Vendors offered up everything from funnel cakes
to alligator-on a stick to handmade lawn accessories. Blow-up rides of all shapes and sizes were enjoyed by
kids of all ages. Please see Friday's Madisor Enterprise-Recorder for a full wrap up of the event.'


USDA Responds To Producer Concerns By tending

SiSig-Up Date r DCP And ACRE .Programs
N90r


Mark G. Demott, ex-


ecutive :director of
USDA's Farm Service
Agency in : Madison
County,' announced.
April 1 that USDA has
extended the sign-up
deadline from June 1, fd
Aug. 14, 2009, for both
the Direct and Counter-
cyclical Program -- DCP
- and the forthcoming
Average Crop Revenue
Election ACRE Pro-
gram. This action ex-
tends the sign-up
deadline by 10 weeks to
give producers ample
time to' decide whether
to participate in ACRE
or remain in DCP.
"Extending the sign-
up deadline for both
these programs ensure
that. America's farmers
have enough informa-
tion and time needed to,
determine if ACRE is"
the right program for
the ir operational
needs," said Demott.
"The DCP and ACRE
programs play a critical
role in the farm safety
net arid it is vital that we
act to" support the hard
work of the farmers we
'depend on." .;
'Sign-up for ACRE is
expected to start later
this month, with an 6ffi-
cial sign-up announce-
'ment to be made in the
coming weeks. Produc-
ers, can elect: ACRE at
their FSA county office.
after the sign-up period
commences. The origi-
nal June 1 deadline may
>have forced producers to
rush their decision,
which is why this exten-
sion gives producers
more time to make an in-
formed decision about
staying with DCP for
2009. or participating in
ACRE for crop year 2009
and beyond through
2012.
The ACRE program,
authorized by the 2008
Farm Bill, provides eligi-
ble producers a state-lev-
el revenue guarantee,
based on the five-year
state Olympic average
yield and the two-year
national average price.
ACRE payments are
made when both state-
and farm-level triggers
are met. By participating
in ACRE, producers elect


to forgo counter-cyclical 'farm to the program prog
payments, 'receive a 20- through the 2012 crop your
percent reduction in di- year, the last crop year Cent
rect 'payments and a covered by the 2008 Act. count
30-percent reduction in For more informa- also
loan rates. The decision tion about ACRE, DCP on-li
to elect ACRE binds the and other price support .gov.


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local USDA Service
er or your local FSA
ity office. You can
obtain information
ne at wwtvfsa.usda


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Becky's Dance Step Showcase Performance
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By Bryant Thigpen
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While. basketball is
wrapping up and base-
ball is warming up, the
football players are shap-
ing up for their season
starting in August. Be-
ing one of the most pop-
ular sports across the.
nation, football is not
only one of the most-
watched sports, it is also
one of the most physical
sports. While the season
only lasts around five
months, there is a lot of
preparation before the
season starts. To demon-
strate the new talent on
each roster, high school-
*and college-level football
teams host a spring
game.
On the college level,
Florida State University
held its annual Garnet
and Gold Game on Bobby
Bowden Field at Doak
Campbell Stadium on
Saturday, April 4, at 7
p.m. The University of
Florida's spring game
will be held on Saturday,
April 12, at 1 p.m., at the
Swamp.
On the local level,
Coach Frankie Carroll
'and the Madison County
Cowboys will host their
spring football game on
Saturday, May 30, at 7
p.m., at Boohill Stadium.
The Cowboys will play
host to the Panthers of
Newberry High School.
The Cowboys have
already scheduled fall
games with such teams
as Fort White High
School (Sept. 4), Colum-
bia High (Oct. 2), Godby
High (Oct. 9), Rickards
High (Oct. 29) and Osceo-
la County (Nov. 6).
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One can sponspr a team
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hole sponsorships are
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Sponsors are all
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for grab bags and door
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Aucilla Christian Academy: JV girl's softball
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stand 6-5 on the season. /
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double, 1 walk; Pamela Watt, 1 for 4 with 2 runs, 1
walk; Sunnie Sorensen, 1 for 4 with 1 double, 1
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The Madison County Board of County Commis-
sioners seeks new volunteer menibers to serve on
the Madison County Tourist Development Board.
Openings exist in two categories: A) Individuals
involved in the tourist industry and subject to the'
tax (collects the tax), and B) individuals involved
in the tourist industry and not subject to the tax.
The Board usually meets once month on the first
Thursday at 4:00 PM at 'the Madison County
Courthouse Annex.

Responsibilities include board decisions on re-
quests for Tourist Development Grants, advertis-
ing on behalf of Madison County, and
recommendations for promoting Madison County
to visitors from outside Madison County.

Interested parties should send their name and,
contact information, along with a brief resume to:

Mr. Allen Cherry,
Madison County Coordinator,
PO Box 539, Madison, FL 32341
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.alC~~ai0 l School ble, are: Farmer's and the district office at'(850
Ksr~-,,ir participation in Merchants Bank, 838-2299. Be sure to cal
1iire Awairelnes' Farmer's Supply Co., .911 for any fire tisou
tes .-, isorn,Auto and Trac- of control.
i :-onisors thatto. Parts, Inc., Madison ; Marli Aril ini
eea oth co tst C n Cte vanity the r
e th a p ibeirgen- Bthk, tStewat't s Auto 'acive on0is of Fior
es burned 33 erous at provided Service Cnter,-Studstill day's year round wildfire
tomes and other struc- the winners with an i- Lumber df Madison, Tri season. The amount o
lures were damaged or pod and $150 Savings County Electric Coopera- rainfall received up t
destroyed by wildfires Bond for first place, an tive, Inc and Wachovia this point this year ha
tewide. MP-3 layer and $50 Say- Bank. been good, but there is
Division of d for second Questions qotiJ .-very good chance forA
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Wild Fires
First Place Winner: William Terry 1


Do you know what
destroys hundreds of
acres of forests each
year? The answer to
that question is wild
fires. I am going to tell
you how wild fires, how
they are started and
how to prevent them. If
a person is careful we
can prevent almost all
forests fires.
Some people think
that fires are cool; they
play with matches and
lighters. Campfires not
properly put out or left
alone to burn out
alone. Some other peo-
ple are careless and
throw cigarettes down'
without taking proper
rec9gtions to put it
dut,'ires started these
ways a-~ n a"get out- of
control. People who
start them are careless.
Sand unwise. .They are
also selfish due to lives
destroyed by, the fires.
There are also fires
that start due to na-
ture;- which we cannot
prevent; such as a sin-
gle lightning bolt to the
forest.
Once even the
smallest of a twig
catches fire it could de-


Prescribed fire can:
be used in forest man-
agbment, farming,
prairie, restoration or
greenhouse gas abate-
ment. Prescribed fire
stimulates the germi-
nation of some desir-
able forest trees, which
renews the forest.
Advantages: Pre-
scribed fire slows down:
wildfire. When wild fire
spreads into the forest
where it's been burned
away by prescribed fire,
the lack of fast-burning


stroy hundreds of
thousands of acres,
homes and lives. Fires
destroy forests with an-
imals in them. Some-
times the animals
cannot even escape.
There are also times
when the fires head to-
ward towns and de-
stroy homes. Repairing
and replacing all that
is gone sometimes
takes decades.
It is always sad
when a fire has started
that could have been
prevented. Prevention
is easy all it takes is re-
spect and caring. Chil-
dren should never play
with lighters or match-
es. People should put
out.cigarettes in an ash
tray not on the side of
the road. If you start a
fire always pour water
over it till it is good and
i wet. Never leave a fire
unattended always
keep an eye on it. If.
you see a fire in the for-.
est do not assume
someone knows al-
ready;: call 911 right
away Keep our forests
safe, help prevent
forests fires, and please
be careful. :'


fuel slows the wild fire
til it burns itself out.
Like what happed in
1994 in Croatan Nation-
al Forest near New
Bern, it went across
26,000 acres until the
fire fighters gained con-.
troll because the wild
fire slowed down be-
cause there was a pre-
scribed fire there.
Disadvantages:
Some disadvantages
are smoke affecting
peoples allergies are
cause health problems.


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Forester Ray Boothe, left, presents a third place
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Escaped Debris Burning is one f the
leading causes of wildfires in lrida
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Wild And Prescribed fires
By: Anna Robinson Third Place Wilier'
Do you know what working hard to keep
wild and prescribed the fire from spad-
fires are? Well to find ing. ")t
out you will have to The men will gt a
read on. tractor and ploughbrp
Well wildfire is a the brush, forming a
fire that starts on- its line,. so the fire' has
own. For instance, if it nothing left to burn
has not rained in a long when it reaches that
time, a dead tree or line. Sometimes they
limb could catch on will literally fight fire
fire very fast, by rub- with fire, if the fire
bing up against leaves gets out of control,
or something dry. You Now that I have
never know. lighting told you about wild-
may strike a tree or fires and prescribed
you can'be camping out fires you know what to
and the wind can catch look for. So when you
your fire and it can are riding by a field,
spread. You see, any- and see men "guarding
thing can happen: the field', you: know
Now I will tell you that they are guarding
about prescribed fires. a prescribed fire. Or if
Have you ever ridden you go to the woods
by a field and saw a aid see smoke coming
whole bunch of men from them you know to
outside and they look tell someone (that will
like they are guarding help) about the fire. Be-
a fire? Well they someo- cause you never know
what are! They are itmight be a wildfire.





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William Terry, Zori Resindez and Anna Collins. Bottom row, Kaitlyn Daniel, Katlynn
McGuire and Dixie Gaston.


Prescribed Fires
Second Place Winner: Zori Resindez


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:Escaped Debris Burning is one of the l donot soie
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tj^he yard waste was generated on your property
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Foreign Brokerage Sale Ignites Bidding War


Fighting To Get At $15 Trillion In Cash Held By Japanese Households


By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
SThere's been a rising emphasis during money
discussions to acknowledge the impact of global ac-
tivities. The effect of foreign oil is one example. For
those interested in agri-
culture, competition
from places like Brazil is h
another. But neither is Few have
quite as surprising as public as
the news coming .out of Ame ri
Japan regarding the pro- Am erican
posed sale of Citigroup's bankers are
brokerage firm, Nikko
Cordial Securities willing to pe
currently Japan's third-
largest.
American-based fi-,
nancial services companies being involved inover-
seas markets isn't new. What is new, however, is the
reaction of the three' major Japanese banks to the
potential purchase of the Citigroup company ;I
Citigroup's planned sale of Nikko Cordial Secu-
rities has sparked a bidding war among Japan's
three big banks, which see the retail brokerage op- '
eration as an important part of their growth plans'
in the country. Such unbridled rivalry is rare in
Japan, where mergers and acquisitions have been
traditionally orchestrated by government bureau-
crats and accelited by bankers as part of their duty"
to the country's financial stability ,
There is simply too nimuch at stake foi:bidders:
Mitsubishi, UFJ Financial Group Inc., Sumitomob
Mitsii Financial Group Inc., and Mizuho Financial
Group Inc. The winner will get Nikko Cordial's 109


Can P/E Ratio Help You Make
Smart investment Choices?
Provided by Brad Bashaw, Edward Jones

Many stocks were pummeled by the long and
severe market downturn. As a result, you can now find
plenty of good, quality stocks selling at low prices. On
Ihe olher hand, some companies belong to industries
whose near-term future looks uncertain and even
though these stocks, too, may be inexpensive, they
aren't necessarily good deals. So, how can you tell the
difference between good stocks selling at,temporarily
low prices and not-so-good stocks selling at deservedly
low prices? One' tool that may' help you is the
price/earnings ratio, or P/E.

When looked at mathematically, P/E is a simple
concept it's calculated by dividing the current stock
price of accompany by its earnings per share. So, for
example, a stock that is rinw priced at $40 and has,$2
of earnings per share will have P/E of 20. Generally
speaking, a stock's P/E reveals how much investors are
willing to pay per dollar of'earnings. So, for the stock
mentioned above, its P/E of 20 implies that investors are
willing to pay $20 for every $1 of earnings that the com-
pany generates. It follows, therefore, that the higher the
P/E, the more "expensive" a stock is perceived aS being.
Because the average P/E in the stock market has been
around 15 over the past 50 years, one might say, in a
broad sense; that a stock with a P/E of 20 is neither ter-
ribly expensive nor particularly cheap.

Overall, the P/E ratio is a typically a /good indi-
cator of a stock's value and a much better indicator
than.the price alone. To illustrate: A $20 stock with a P/E
of 70 mnay actually be much more "expensive" than a
$100 stock with a P/E of 20. As an investor, you're pay-
ing much more for the future earnings of the $20, stock
than you are'for the:earnings of the $100 stock. So, in
the present-day situation, with the market still down so
much, you might beable to use P/E to get a clearer
sense of which stocks are really priced attractively and
which ones are expensive, despite their low market
price.

Keep inrmind, however, that a low P/E doesn'tauto-
matically mean that a company is undervalued. One
way of interpreting P/E is as a measure of the market's
optimism about a company's growth prospects. So; if a
company has a P/E that is lower than average, it could
mean that the market has low expectationsfor this com-
pany. ,
Furthermore,'just looking at a stock's P/E in isola-
tion can't always tell you if it's a good deal. For that, you'
also heed to compare its P/E with other stocks in the
same indistry..That's because some industries, such as
utilities, typicallyihave low P/Es, while others, such as
technology, generally have higher ones.

As you can see, you'll, need to consider a few "wrinkles"
in' P/E before using it to evaluate whether a stock is
priced attractively. Consequently, you may want to get
some help from a financial advisor. But one thinig-to
keep in mind: Right now, you can find attractive prices
on quality stocks and the correct use of P/E may well
help you find the best ones.


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retail branches across Japan and a.7,000 salesperson
army, allowing it to market securities to one of the
world's biggest sources of latent wealth, Japanese
households, which are flush with $15 trillion mostly
in cash.


spoken of the Japanese
potential investors in
businesses. Apparently,
realizing it, and they are
ay big to get more of it.


The large Japanese banks, created in the early
part of this decade through mergers among banks
weakened by the country's bad-loan crisis, have
been relatively shielded from the current financial


By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Unemployment grew to 8.5 per-
cent in March, the highest in a
quarter-century, as employers axed
663,000 more workers ,and pushed
the nation's jobless ranks past 13
million. The current rate would be
even higher 15.6 percent if it in-
cluded laid-off workers who have
given up looking for new jobs or
have had to settle for part-time
Work because they can't do any bet-
ter.


1M1any near the number believe 'A
that even if the economy show
signs of improvement, businesses ,
will cut jobs and trim fat to stay -
.lean. and mean.: Per broad-based i
surveys,,the public has shown great
hopes for the economic policies of
'President Barack Obama, but those
could fade quickly with more
months of layoffs.
The recession may well end later this year Fed-
eral Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and many
private analysts see that possibility but rehiring
historically doesn't get going until after an econom-
ic recovery is picking upi steam. The jobless rate is:
therefore expected to reach 10 percent by year's endi
The Labor Department report underscored the
recession's toll: a spike in the jobless rate from Feb-
ruary's 8.1 percent and a net loss of 5.1 million jobs
since December 2007, almost two-thirds of them in
just the past five months. Economists say an addi-
tional 2.4 million jobs will disappear through the
first quarter of next year.
As the downturn eats into companies' sales and,
profits, they are laying off workers and resorting to
other cost-saving survival measures, that also hit
employees, the report showed. Those include hold-
ing down hours and freezing or cutting pay
The average workweek in March dropped to 33.2
hours, a record low. And nearly a quarter of the un-
employed have been out of work for six months or
more, the highest proportion since the steep 1981-82.
recession.
Many who have been lucky enough to keep their
jobs are seeing their paychecks shrink. Average
weekly earnings declined to $614.20 in March from
$615:05 in February If earnings keep falling, that
would give consumers another reason to pull back
spending, which would further,weaken the econo-
my.
Unfortunately, January's job losses were revised
muchhigher, to 741,000 from 655,100, making them
the worst in a single month since 1949. In March, the
number of unemployed people climbed to 13.2 mil-
lion. The number of people forced to work part time
for "economic reasons" rose by 423,000.to 9 million.
Those are people who would like to work full time
but whose hours were cut back or who were unable
to find full-time work.
Wall Street'and many private investors are look-
ing ahead to an eventual recovery, although ugly re-
minders say Wall Street might be just as
shortsighted now as it was where it was panicking




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ing Nikko Cordial could be limited by rising bad
loans and falling valuations of their extensive share
portfolios, which caps the amount they can pay.
Regardless, these numbers are stagerring when
compared to the numbers coming out of Washing-
ton lately Even the more extreme spending esti-
mates from stimulus discussions are in the
three-trillion dollar railge, meaning that Japanese
households have five times that massive number-in
immediate wortlwide buying power.
Vast domestic concerns naturally keep the focus
at home, although, again, many continue to recog-
nize the impact of some foreign commodoties like
oil. Others have recognized the surge of Chinese
ownership in U.S. Treasury bills and bonds. Few
have spoken of the Japanese public as potential in-
vestors in American businesses, though. Appareht-
ly, bankers are realizing it, and they are willing to
pay big to get more of it.
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for the first quarter. .
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MONEY & FINANCE


Where Are Taxes Headed?


By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Changing tax policies al-
ways triggers political and
economic debates, as well as a
huge degree of risk, especial-
ly given the country's deep fis-
qal hole and competing
theories on how best to aid
economic recovery Neverthe-
Sless, congressional tax-writ-
ing committees are moving
ahead with a laundry list of
potential tax changes.
The administration is cre-
- ting a tax reform task force
Charged with proposing ways
to raise revenue while not hik-
-iLig taxes on families making
Sless than $250,000.
The group will report
back to the president by Dec.
.4, That end-of-year deadline
provides reason to believe
that lawmakers will not pass
major tax legislation until
2010 though, but the debates
and.lobbying over con-
tent of that legislation will be-
gin in earnest this year.
"If the economy next year
is worse than it is now, I've got
to believe they're going to say
maybe we ought to put off this
tax stuff by another year or
so," said Ken Kies, managing
director of the Federal Policy
Group, a tax lobbyist working
wn behalf of businesses and
trade associations.
How much lawmakers ul-
timately accomplish isn't
clear yet. But they are consid-
ering some significant
changes. .
Bringing in More Revenue
From Corporations
One revenue' raising idea
is a reform, of the deferral
rule for United States-based
multinationals. Currently, a
United States-based company
doesn't need to pay income


tax on its foreign sub-
sidiaries' profits unless and
until the money is brought
back to America. The provi-
sion makes it more attractive
for companies to invest in
countries .with lower tax
rates.
The administration has
said it wants to make a
change but has yet to propose
any specifics. One idea dis-
cussed by lawmakers is to
eliminate the deferral option
so companies have to pay tax
on their overseas
profits when
earned. Another Pre
idea is to preserve
the deferral option his bu
but prohibit com- worth
panies that use it
from deducting ex- ple pe
penses incurred to the ide
support their over- awmc
seas operations un-
til they bring their
profits back to U.S.
shores.
Already corporations are
lining up lobbyists to shoot
down the idea. Kies, who
served as the head of the Joint
Committee on Taxation when
Republicans controlled Con-
gress, .is one of them.
S "This isn't a theory. We've
tried this before and if ended
disastrously," he said.
Kies noted that between
1986 and 2004, United States-
based international shippers
were denied deferral. The
number of United States-
based shippers shrank. When
Congress reinstated deferral
in 2004, the tax was cited as a
cause of the decline for the
U.S. shipping industry
In. other efforts to tax U.S.
money abroad, Congress is
trying-to crack down 'on off-'
shore tax havens. increasing


enforcement both against the
individuals who shelter their
money in other countries and
the banks that help them do
so.
Extending Tax Cuts
President Barack Obama.
has proposed making perma-
nent the income tax cuts put
into place during the Bush ad-
ministration for couples mak-
ing less than $250,000 and for
single filers making less than
$200,000. Senate Finance
Chairman Max Baucus, D-


sident Obama propose
dget to'make a new tax
up to $800 per working
rmanent, but as of righ
ea is not likely to make
ikers' budget resolution


Mont., has introduced:legisla-
tion that would do just that.
On the other side of the
debate. are some tax experts
and federal deficit hawks that
worry about the effects tax cut
permanency on the country's
revenue and debt levels.
The Tax Policy Center es-
timates extending the cuts for
middle and lower income fam-
ilies would reduce revenue by
more than $2 trillion over 10
years relative, to current law,
which assumes the tax cuts
would expire by 2011.
Reviving the Estate Tax,
.As things stand now, it
would pay off mightily for
heirs if their relatives die in
2010 the estate tax is slated'
to expire for that year and that
year only. Come 2011, it's
scheduled to revert to its 2001,
level, where only the first' $1'-


million of an estate would be
exempt from the tax and the
taxable portion of the estate
would be taxed at rates up to
55 percent.
Obama has called for the
estate tax to be made perma-
nent at its 2009 levels adjusted
for inflation going forward.
That would mean the first $3.5
million of one's estate would
be exempt from estate tax and
taxable portions of the estate
would be taxed at rates no
higher than 45 percent. Bau-
cus included the
provision in legis-
ed in nation he intro-
I. duced last week.
credit Kies expects
g COU- that lawmakers
may pass a one-
t now, year extension of
it into the 2009 estate tax
parameters for
2010, and then in-
clude a more per-
mahent extension
in a broader piece of tax legis-
lation next year. The Tax Poli-
cy Center estimates making
the 2009 levels permanent
would reduce revenue by more
than $300 billion over 10 years.
Curbing Health Insurance
Tax Breaks
Health reform is one of
the administration's leading
agenda items that lawmakers
are likely to take up in earnest
this year. But many legisla-
tors favor paying for Obama's
health reserve fund by limit-
ing the tax break that employ-
ees receive .when they buy
their health insurance
through work.
Right now the portion of
premiums paid by employers-
is treated as tax-free compen-
sation. And there is no limit
on how much employers may
contribute.- -. ..


Lawmakers are consider-
ing capping the amount that
would be treated as tax-free.
Hiking Taxes on
Carried Interest
The president's 2010 bud-
get calls for a portion of the
profits paid to managers of
hedge funds and private-equi-
ty funds to be taxed as ordi-
nary income rather than as an
investment gain. In other
words, it would be subject to a
much higher tax rate than the
15 percent long-term capital
gains rate that the managers
Shave been paying.
The administration esti-
mated the provision could
raise $24 billion over 10 years.
But the top tax writers in
the Senate Baucus and
Charles Grassley, R-Iowa -
indicated last week that
change might not be coming
in the near term.
Make Permanent the
Work Pay Credit
The new tax credit for,
middle and low-income fami-
lies, worth up to $400 per
worker ($800 per working cou-
ple) is in place for 2009 and
2010. The president proposed
in his budget to make it per-
manent, but as of right now,
the idea is not likely to make
it into lawmakers' budget res-
olution. That doesn't mean,
however, it won't, make it into
future tax bills. The Tax Poli-
cy Center estimates making
the credit permanent would
reduce revenue by $537 billion
over 10 years.
Again, there is much de-
bate fueling the tax fires,
which are sure to grow as the
December deadline approach-
es.
Michael Curtis can be
reached at michael@greene
.publishing.com.- -- :


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

Cambridge Manor
Apartments designed for
Senior's and Disabled.
1BR ($409.)
2BR ($435.).
HUD vouchers accept-
ed Call 850-973-3786-
TTY Acs 711.
404 SW Sumatra Rd,
.Madison
This institution is an
Equal Opportunity
Provider
and Employer



EQUAL HOUSING
\OPPORTUNITY


Madison Heights
Apartments
S1,2,3 & 4 bedroom apts.
Section 8 Housing designed
for low income families
150 SW Burngardner Dr.
Madison,'FL
Phone 850-973-4290
TDD 1-800-545-1833
ext. 485'
Equal Housing
Opportunity
3Bed/ 2 Bth Mobile Home for
rent in great neighborhood off
SCounty Camp Rd in Madison.
HUD vouchers accepted. Security
deposit required Contact-Amy
Brasby at 407-616-2637 or 321-
695-9836

L'Downtown 1BR/1BA apart-
ment. Newly renovated. $450
per inth. Call 567-1523
House for Rent
S in Greenville, FL
!(near elementary school).
AAll Electric; Newly remod-
eled 3 bedrooms, 1 bath
$5,5/mo.'.lst & security de-
posit. Housing Choice
Vouchers Accepted
Call 850-973-7349 or
61,7-437-1905
LAKE FRONT HOME
S1 yr lease. 2 Bed; 2 Bth.
Includes kitchen appliances, wa-
Ster, and lawn maintenance.
$800 per mntl, $800 deposit.
850-973-3025

3Bed/ 2Bth home in private quiet
compound, 1900 sq. ft., sunroom,
cathedral cedllng. ull', furnished
kitchen, \V/D, carport.
Adulf family only. No pets.
$790 mo.+ dep. Credit check.
Call 850-948-4444
restored 3 BR Home,
CH&Air, Oak Floors, new
R&Rfg. 1335sq ft.
Adult Family only, no pets.
$700 rent and deposit.
Credit check.
432 NE Horry Ave. Madison.
Call George: 973-8583, 557-
0994.
House for Rent
2Bed/l Bth. Great neighbor-
hood. Within city limits.
$500mth. 1st andlast mths
rent due. Security deposit re-
quired. 673-9425
FOR RENT
Office Building across street
from Post Office, Courthouse,
and Courthouse Annex.
(Old Enterprise Recorder
Office); 111 SE Shelby St.
MadisonNewly renovated back
to the 1920's era Call 973-4141

S2B/2BA Mobile Home .
$350 deposit, $145 per week.
Electric Included. 850-973-2504

Clean as new. Two story, 3 Bd
Rm 2.3 baths, formal LR &DR.
1705 Sq. Ft. New Kitchen,
Range, Ref. D/W, G/D. Oak
Floor down stairs, Heart Pine
tip stairs. 2 Central H&A. Yard
Maint. included. ADULT FAM-
ILY, No Pets. $900 rent and de-
posit. Good. credit req. 205 NE
Shelby Ave. Madison. Call '
George 973-8583 or 557-0994..

HOUSE FOR RENT
4 BD/ 1 BA. 388 Church
Ave. Available May 1st. Call
Mary at 850-948-2540


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Derrick or Christy in Cherry
Lake. Call: 229-469-0619,.
or 229-242-8294.


MOILE HOME FOR RENT
3 BD/ 2 BA in Cherry Lake
Area. $500 mth/ $500 dep.
NO Pets.'929-4333.
Neat 3 Bedroom Home in
Quiet Country Setting.
Partially remodeled.
No pets. $525 per mth. De-
posit required. 850-929-4584.
Leave message.
House For Rent
3 BD/ 1BA Fenced.
103 Bird Street.(BehinddEd-
die's Drycleaners on Bay
Street.) HUD Accepted.
Call 305-742-0282





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





Commercial(Industrial
Propertywith state high-
wayfrontage Corner
lots.Fronts both Harvey
Greene Dr. and Highway 53
South.Enterprise Zone
Natural.gas line, 8 inch water'
nain, access to city utilities,
fire hydrant, and service from
two power companies. Prop-
erty has easy access to 1-10,
via SR 53 & SR 14. Will build
to suit tenant or short or long
term lease. Call Tommy
Greene 850-973-4141






For Sale:
House & Lot
In the Town of Suwannee
was $135,000, Now
$99,000. 2 BR/1 BA. Fully
Furnished, New Metal
Roof, and New Paint. Util-
ity Building with Washer
and Dryer. Nice Fruit
Trees. 386-719-0421

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

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

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

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

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

Larger tracts available
Call Chip Beggs
850-973-4116

For Sale:
2BR/ 2 BTH Tiwnhouse
at 346 SW Macon St.
Call After 5:30 at 253-1201
Fantastic Lake
and Mountain Views
from this 2 Bed/ 2Bth Home.
Open and Covered Decks,
Large Screened Porch, Gas
FP, CH/A, Oak Floors &
Cabinets, and Appliances.
Offered Furnished at
$179,900. Call BJ Peters at
850-508-1900.
Land Owners- with good or
, bad credit!!! You can own a
new home with $0 down.
Call Will at 850-253-8001.
For Sale 3 Bed/ 2 Bth w.
A.C. on 1/2 Acre in Lee.
Only $599mth.
Call Will for more info at
For Sale in Hamilton Co.
on 5 Acres.
You Choose Floorplan.
Call Today
850-253-8001'
For Sale 4.Bed/2 Bth w. A.C.
in Madison County
for only $649 per mth.
Call to be pre-approved.
850-253-8001
One acre on Diving Bird
Loop for sale. $5500. Call


ential don't leak. Only
rolled over once but never
"mud bogged". Upper body
has no glass but engine and
running gear awesome! Now
painted camo $500.
850-464-1165




Male Donkey. 3 yrs old.
$225. 850-464-1600


BEST CASH DEALS ON
MOBILE HOMES. NO ONE
BEATS MY PRICES
386-719-0044

SINGLE WIDE 14X70 2BR/
2 BATH EXCELLENT
SHAPE NEED CHAS,
PRICED TO SELL CALL
MIKE AT 386-623-4218

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

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

PRICE REDUCED! SPA-
CIOUS MFG HOME WITH 4
BEDROOMS,'3 BATH,, .
BONUS ROOM WITH LOTS
OF WINDOWS. DISCON-
TINUED FLOORPLAN. -
FOR MORE INFO CALL
SARAH 386-288-0964

BECOME A HOMEOWNER
FOR THE SAME MONTH-
LY PAYMENTS YOU ARE.
THROWING AWAY ON
RENT. CALL SARAH FOR
MORE INFO
386-288-0964

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

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

WE PAY CASH..... FOR
YOUR USED MOBILE
HOMES 1980 OR NEWER.
LYNN SWEAT
386-365-5129
'ZERO DOWN
LAND HOME PACKAGES
Singlewide your land $340.00
P&I. per mo, Doublewide your
land $422.00 P&I per mo.
Singlewide & $30,000.00 for
land $520.00 P&I per mo. or
Doublewide with $30,000.00
for land $602.00 P&I per mo.
Our land your land or buy
land. I specialize in credit
challenged customers. Appli-
cations over the phone, credit
decision next business day.
Let me help make your new
home dream come true.
Trades welcome.
Call Steve 386-365-5370
FOR SALE 2.68 ACRES
BETWEEN LAKE CITY
AND. LIVE OAK
CAN POSSIBLY BE
ZONED COMMERCIAL
: MAKE OFFER
386-365-5129
S LYNN SWEAT
HOME ONLY.LOANS
No mortgage on your land. Put
Home or your land, family land,
state land or rental lot. Sin-
Sglewides start at $350.00 month
and Doublewides at $440.00.
EVERYTHING INCLUDED
NO HIDDEN CHARGES
Call Steve 386-365-5370
HOME BUYERS.. GUARAN-
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386-719-0044
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READY TO MOVE IN.
CALL 386-288-4560
LOW CREDIT SCORES???
I MAY BE ABLE TO HELP
YOU BUY A HOME.
386-288-4560

MUST SELL 5 BR HOME
$49,900.00 CALL
386-288-4560






2001 Silver Pontiac
Grand Prix.GTP
Daytona 500 Limited
Edition (one of only
2000.) Needs new engine.
Body and interior in exce-
lent condition. Leather,
sunroof, Bose sound sys-
tem, tons :of upgrades!!
Must see. Asking $5,500.
Well under blue book
.value.
Call 850-879-0179.

1987 Ford Bronco for Sale.
* Super hot engine! 58k origi-
nal miles. Auto trans. Differ-


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The City of Madison is accept-
ing applications for 1 full-time
Firefighter with the following
qualifications: Applicants must
e at least 19 years of age and a
citizen of the United States,
possess a valid FLORIDA DRI-
VER'S LICENSE, with an "E"
endorsement, 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 condition
ad it is preferred that the ap-
ilicant be Florida Firefighter
Certified. The applicant must
also be a non-user of tobacco
products.
ob applications are available
upon request from the office of
the Fire Chief, Alfred Martin at
116 SW Dade St., Madison,
Florida 32340.
e will be accepting applica-
tions for this position from
Monday, March 2, 2009, until
e position has been filled.

The City of Madison is an
Equal Opportunity Employer
and recognizes veteran's prefer-
encel

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MARTIN'S
CARPET REPAIR

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

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

DUNN'S '
I.awn Mower Repair
WELDING
New & Used Parts

850-973-4723
2089 NE State Road,6
Madison, FL 32340
ANYTHING LEFT OVER 7 DAYS
WILL BE SOLD
CI


Cert. Nursing Assistant
(with 20+ years experience)
is seeking PRN as needed.

Available for FT or PT work.

Call 850-253-8018 anytime.




Wanted: Chickens,
turkeys, guineas and
Speafowl.
850-464-1165
BAND SAWMILL-
CALL 850-973-4004. IF NO AN-
SWER, PLEASE LEAVE NAME,
TELEPHONE NUMBER AND
INFORMATION ABOUT THE
MILL




FREE KITTENS to good
home. Call 464-9659

Adorable Lab/Bull Dog mix
puppies. Free to good home.
850-464-9659"




Learn To' Play Piano!
Learn to play piano by ear! Af-'
fordable piano lessons at beginner
and intermediate level. Basic mu-
sic theory and bass guitarlessons
also available. For more informa-
tion or to'schedule, please call
S1(850) 464-01.14. ,


.Application Deadline: 5:00 PM,
Monday, April 6, 2009
Madison County is an.Equal Op-
porttinity Employer and a Drug
Free Workplace.

: Accounting Instructor-
(Full-time) needed at North
Florida Community College.
See www.nfcc.edu for details.

Nursing Instructor Position-
at North 'Florida Community
College. See www.nfcc.edu
for details.

Maintenance Director

Must have basic skills in air
conditioning, electrical, dar-.
pentry/painting and Life Safe-
ty in a Skilled Nursing ..
Facility. Maintain records for
inspection review. Experience
in SNF or hospital preferred.
Benefits include health, dental
and life insurance, and 401K.
Fax resume to 850-973-2667;
Madison Nursing Center tele-
phone 850-973-4880.
Substance Abuse
Counselor
Human Services Agency is
seeking a Full-time Sub-
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION

CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC,
Plaintiff,
CASE NO. 40-2009-CA-000026
vs. DIVISION
PAUL KIRKLAND A/K/A PAUL M.
KIRKLAND, et al,
Defendantss.

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage
Foreclosure dated March 31, 2009 and entered in Case No. 40-2009-CA-
000026 of the Circuit Court of the THIRD Judicial Circuit in and for MADI-
SON County, Florida 'wherein 'CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, is the
Plaintiff and PAUL KIRKLAND A/K/A PAUL; M. KIRKLAND; MARIE
KIRKLAND A/K/A MARIE R. KIRKLAND; MADISON COUNTY FLORI-
DA: are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at
the EAST DOOR OF THE MADISON COUNTY COURTHOUSE at
11:OOAM, on the 30, day of April, 2009. the following described property as
set forth in said Final Judgment:
A PARCEL OF LAND IN THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF
NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 32, TOWNSHIP 1 NORTH,
RANGE 11 EAST, MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE
PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
FROM THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 32 RUN
SOUTH 89 DEGREES 39 MINUTES 18 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE
SECTION LINE 1326.97 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST/CORNER OF SAID
NORTHWEST QUARTER OF NORTHWEST QUARTER AND
NORTHEAST CORNER AND POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE HEREIN
DESCRIBED PARCEL, THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 15 MINUTES 12
SECONDS WEST ALONG FORTY LINE 250.0 FEET, THENCE N
89 DEGREES 29 MINUTES 18 SECONDS WEST PARALLEL WITH SEC-
TION LINE 175.0 FEET,, THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 15
MINUTES 12 SECONDS EAST PARALLEL WITH FORTY LINE 250.0
FEET TO SECTION LINE, THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 39 MINUTES
18 SECONDS EAST ALONG SECTION LINE 175.0 FEET TO POINT OF
BEGINNING, CONTAINING 1.00 ACRE, MORE OR LESS, SUBJECT TO
COUNTY MAINTAINED PUBLIC ROADS AND POWER LINE
A/K/A 1336 NE LA.NTANA STREET, LFE, FL 320590000
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the date of the Us Pendens must file a claim within
sixty (60) days after the sale.
WI TNTSS NIlY HAND and the seal of this Court on April 1,2009.
Tim Sanders
Clerk of the Circuit Court

Byi Ramona Dickerson,
Sr Deputy Clerk

Florida Default Law Group; P.L.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida:33622-5018



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
'IN AND FOR MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA
IVY FINANCIAL CORPORATION,
CASE NO: 8-623-CA
a Florida Corporation,
Plaintiff,

ROSE DORS ANVIL: LiNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1;
UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2: AND LNKNOhN PARTIES
CLAIMING INTERESTS B). THROUGH. UNDER OR
AG %ENST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS AC TION. OR
HAVING OR CL MUIING TO HAVE ANN RIGHT. TITLE OR
INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HI RE BY GIVEN that pursuant to a Default Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated March 25, 2009, in the above referenced case in which IVY
FINANCIAL CORPORATION is Plaintiff, aand ROSE DORSAINVIL; UN-
KNOWN TENANT NO 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; AND ALL UN-
KNOWN PARTIESCLAIMING INTERESTSBY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
.AGAINST A NMAIED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION. ORH.A1NC OR
CLAIMING TO HA.\'E %N RIGHT. TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROP-
ERT' HEREIN DESCRIBED. are Defendants. I TIM S\NDERS. Clerk of
the Court. till sell tu the highesi ind bht bidder for cash on tht Ironlt srtp ol'
the WVest door of the Madison Count) Courthouse in Madison. Flonda. at
rl:00 a.m. ior as soon thereafltr as practicable on the 24th dao of spril 2009.
the following described property) sel I.rih in the Default FinalJudgmcnm of
Foreclosure:
Lot 28. NORTON CREEK SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof, as
recorded in Plat Book 2, Pages 31 through 33 inclusive, of the Public Records
of Madison Counts', Florida. Said lands situate, lying, and being in Madison
Counr,. Florda.
'ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE
SALE. IF ANY., OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE
DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DWVS
AFTER THE
SALE.
[Note: In accordance wilh Rule 2.065. Florida Rules of Judicial \dminislra-
don. please be advised as follows: If )ou are a peron with a disabilihrn ho
needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding. Sou are
entitled, al no coil to ou. to the provision o certain
assistance. Please contact Court \dminislralor. Post Office Bo\ 1569. Lake
Cit}, Florida 32056- 1569. Telephone: 3861 758-2163. ilhin rto 2i workingg
days of .our receipt of this Notice or pleading. If 'ou are hearing or 'oice im-
paired, please call: 1-800-955-877 1.1
WITNESS my hand and the official seal of said Court, this 25th day of March,
-2009 at
Madison. Madibon Counn. Florida.

TIM SANDERS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: Karen Hoinan
Deputy Clerk
Scot B. Copeland .
LAW OFFICES OF SCOT B. COPELAND, P.L.
FBN: 0156681
174 East Base Street
Madison,'FL 32340"
Ph: 850.973.4100
Attorney for Plaintiff,




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


HOUSEHOLD FINANCE
CORPORATIONS HI,
Plaintiff,
vs.
TEMPLE S. WALKER, et al,
SDefendant(s).


CASENO; 40-'2008-CA-000'96
, DIVISION


NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

NQTIG64S. HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a- Final-Judgment of Mortgage
Foreclosure dated March'31, 2009 and entered in Case No. 40-2008-CA-
000596 of the Circuit Court of the THIRD Judicial Circuit in and for MADI-
SON County, Florida wherein HOUSEHOLD FINANCE CORPORATION
HI, is the Plaintiff and TEMPLE S. WALKER:

ASSET ACCPETANCE LLC; TENANT #1 N/K/A SHEMATA WALKER are
the Defendants, 1 will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at West
'DOOR OF THE MADISON COUNTY COURTHOL'SE at ;11:00 AM, on the
30th day of April, 2009, the following described property as-set forth in said
Final Judgment:
START AT SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER
OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 28, TOW NSHIP 1
NORTH, RANGE 9 EAST, MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN RIGHT
OF WAY OF SR S-360-A OPPOSITE STATION 171 PLUS 64.5; THENCE
NORTH 0 DEGREES 04.7 MINUTES EAST 1 FOOT TO NORTH RIGHT
OF WAY LINE OF SAID ROAD; THENCE SOUTH 88 DEGREES 24
MINUTES 22 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE 50
FEET TO WEST SIDE OF A STREET; THENCE NORTH 0 DEGREES
04.7 MINUTES EAST 570.62 FEET TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF
LOT 8 AT POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 0
DEGREES 04.7 MINUTES EAST 80.5 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89
DEGREES 55.3 MINUTES WEST 110 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 0
DEGREES 04.7 MINUTES WEST 805 FEET THENCE SOUTH 89
DEGREES 55.3 MINUTES EAST 110 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING.
ALSO KNOWN AS LOT 8, OAK .ESTATES, AN UNRECORDED
SUBDIVISION IN THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF NORTHWEST
QUARTER OF SECTION 28, TOWNSHIP 1 NORTH, RANGE 9 EAST;
MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA

A/K/A 1400. SOUTH ARNOLD-STREET, MADISON, FL 32340

Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within
sixty (60) days after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this court on April 1, 2009.


Tim Sanders
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Ramona Dickerson
Deputy Clerk

Florida Default Law Group, P.L.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR MADISON COUNTY. FLORIDA
IVY FINANCIAL CORPORATION,
a Florida Corporation,
CASENO:08-624-CA
Plaintiff,
vs.
NORMAN BALDIE; UNKNOWN TENANT NO.
1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; AND
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS
BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A
NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR
HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY
RIGHT,.TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE
PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Default Final Judgment of
Foreclosuredated March 25, 2009, in the above referenced case in which IVY
FINANCIALCORPORATION is Plaintiff, and NORMAN BALDIE; UN-
KNOWN TENANT NO. 1;
UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING
INTERESTSBY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST NAMED DEFEN-
DANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY
RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DE-
SCRIBED, are Defendants, I TIM SANDERS, Clerk of the Court, will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash on the front steps of the West door of the
Madison County Courthouse in Madison, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. (or as soon
thereafter as practicable), on the 24TM day of April 2009, the following de-
scribed property set forth in the Default Final .
Judgment of Foreclosure:
Lot 73, NORTON CREEK SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof, as
recorded in Plat Book 2, Pages 31 through 33 inclusive, of the Public Records
of Madison County, Florida. Said lands situate, lying, and being in Madison
County, Florida.
Lot 74, NORTON CREEK SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof, as
recorded in Plat Book 2, Pages 31 through 33 inclusive, of the Public Records
of Madison County, Florida. Said lands situate, lying, and being in Madison
County', Florida,
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE
SALE. IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE
DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS
AFTER THE
SALE. .
[Note: In accordance with Rule 2.065, Florida Rules of Judicial Administra--
tion, please be-advised, as follows: If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact
Court Administrator, Post Office Box 1569, Lake City, Florida 32056-
1569, Telephone: (386) 758-2163, within two (2) working days of your receipt
,of this Notice or pleading. If you are hearing or voice impaired, please call: 1-
800-955-8771.]
WITNESS my hand and the official seal of said Court, this 25th day of March,
2009 at Madison, Madison Counli. Florida.
TIM S NDERS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: Kaen Holman
-' Deputy Clerk

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


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

IVY FINANCIAL CORPORATION; CASE NO: 08-622-CA
a Florida Corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs. .
LIFRANC CYRIAC; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT
NO. 2; AND UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS, BY,
,THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS AC-
TION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR
INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED,
Defendants.


NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE '
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Default Final Judg-
ment of Foreclosure dated March 26, 2009, in the above referenced case in
which.IVY FINANCIAL CORPORATION is Plaintiff, and LIFRANC CYRI-
AC; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; AND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANTTO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING
OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE
PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I TIM SANDERS,
Clerk of Ihe Court, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on the front.
steps of theWest'door of the Madison County Courthouse in Madison, Flori-
da,-at 11:00 a.m. (or as soon thereafter as practicable), on the 24TH day of
April 2009, the following described property set forth in the Default Final
Judgment of Foreclosure: Lot 78, NORTON CREEK SUBDIVISION
A portion of the South Half (S ?) of the.Southwest Quarter (SW ?) of Section
4, Township 1 South, Range 10 East, being more particularly described as fol-
lows: Commence at a rebar marking the southwest corner of said Section 4;
thence North 00*12'48" West along the west line'of said Section 4 a distance of
601.71 feet to the southwest corner and POINT OF BEGINNING of the fol-
lowing described parcel; thence continue North 00'12'48" West along said
west line a distance of 241.11 feet; thence North 89.59'050";East a distance of
906.19 feet; thence South 00'16'53" West a distance of 241.11 feet; thence
South 89'59'50" West a distance of 904.10 feet to the POINT OF BEGIN-
NING. Containing 5.01 acres, more or less.' Density exception: 04-11-b
'SUBJECT TO those Norton Creek Restrictions and Protective
Covenants as more particularly described in OR Book'719 pages 113 through
115 of the Official Records of-Madison County, Florida. .
SUBJECT TO existing road rights-of-way and utility easements of
record, or in visible use and existence; and mineral rights and reservations
owned by third parties.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS
FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS
OF THE DATE OF THELIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60
DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
[Note: In accordance with Rule 2.065, Florida Rules of Judicial Administra-
tion, please be advised as follows: If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceedingyou are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please.con-
tact Court Administrator, Post Office Box 1569, Lake City, Florida 32056-
1569, Telephone: (386) 758-2163, within two (2) working days of your receipt
of this Notice or pleading. If you are hearing or voice impaired, please call: 1-
800-955-8771.]
WITNESS my hand and the:official seal of said Court, this 26th day of March,
2009 at Madison, Madison County, Florida.
TIM SANDERS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: Ramona Dickinson___
Deputy Clerk
Scot B. Copeland
LAW OFFICES OF SCOT B. COPELAND, P.L.
FBN: 0156681
174 East Base Street
Madison, FL 32340.
Ph: 850.973.4100
Attorney for Plaintiff


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FQR
MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2009-11-CP
IN"RE: THE ESTATE OF:
GLENN ROBERT. BATCHELOR,
Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of GLENN ROBERT BATCHELOR,
deceased, whosedate of'death was Decembet 22, 2008; is pending in the Cir-
cuit Court for Madison County, Florida, Probate Division; File Number
2009-11-CP; the names and addresses of the personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent.and other persons, who have claims or demands
against decedent's estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, and who have been served a copy of this notice, must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIR-
TY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other persons wh6 have claims or de-
mands against the decedent's estate, including unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this court WITHIN THREE
(3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF


THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
-BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIMS FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE IS
APRIL 1, 2009.


Attorney far Personal Representative:
/s/ E. Bailey Browning, III
E. Bailey Browning, HII
Fla Bar No.0083630
Davis, Schnitker, Reeves'& Browning, P.A.
Post Office Drawer 652
Madison, Florida 32341
(850) 973-4186


Personal Representative:
/s/ Louis Ray Miller
Louis Ray Miller
5200 Castlewood Drive
Wilson, North Carolina
27893- 9110


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION
PROPERTY ASSET MANAGEMENT
INC,
Plaintiff,
CASE NO. 2007-298-CA
vs. DIVISION
ROWENA S. JEWEL A/K/A ROWENA
JEWEL, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage
Foreclosure dated March 31,2009 and entered in Case No. 2007-298-CAof the
Circuit Court of the THIRD Judicial Circuit in and for MADISON County,
Florida wherein PROPERTY ASSET-MANAGEMENT INC, is the Plaintiff
and ROWENA S. JEWEL A/K/A ROWENA JEWEL; TENANT #1 N/K/A
HILMA JACKSON are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bid-
der for cash at the West DOOR OF THE MADISON COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE at 11 :OOAM on the 30th day.of April 2009, the following described
property as set forth in said Final Judgment:
LOT 17, BLOCK B, PLANT'S ADDITION, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 31 OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 157 Sl BENNETT STREET, MADISON, FL 32340
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,.if any, oth
er than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a
claim within sixty (60) days after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on April 7, 2009.

Tim Sanders
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Ramona Dickerson
S Deputy Clerk.
Publish in Green Publishing, Inc
Invoice To: Florida Default Law Group, P.L.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018


BID NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that the Board of County Commissioners of Madison
County, Florida will be accepting sealed bids for the following: One (1) New
Current Model Tandem Drive Motor Grader, Heavy Duty Category: Cater-
pillar No.12H or 12M or John Deere 670D or Equivalent, and known as Bid
Number 2009 03.
Sealed bids may be submitted to the Board of County Commissioners by de-
positing same at the,Board office located in the Madison County Courthouse
Annex, Room 219, 112 East Pinckney Street, Madison, Florida 32340, or Post
Office Box 539, Madison, Florida 32341, anytime prior to 5:00 PM on Mon-
day, April 20; 2009. ANY BID RECEIVED AFTER SUCH DATE AND TIME
WILL NOT BE OPENED OR CONSIDERED. Sealed bids must be clearly
marked as a sealed bid and the bid number must be printed on the outside of
the front of the envelope: One (1) New Tandem Drive Motor Grader, Bid Num-
ber 2009 03. BID MUST CONTAIN A COPY OF THE VENDOR'S MADI-
SON COUNTY OCCUPATIONAL LICENSE WHERE APPLICABLE, OR
CERTIFIED STATE CONTRACTOR NUMBER TO BE CONSIDERED
FOR AWARD.
Bid, Specifications, as well as other pertinent documents, may be obtained
from the Madison County Road Department office located at 2060 NE
Rocky Ford Road (C-591), 2 miles north of Madison, telephone # 850-973-
2156, beginning April 8, 2009. Copies of Specifications are available for in-
spection at the County Commission Office during regular office hours.
Madison County reserves the right to waive any informality or to reject any
or all bids.
Bids will be opened at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 21,2009 after which all bids
will be available for public inspection. Bid Award by the Board of County
Commissioners will be during their regularly scheduled meeting to be held on
Wednesday, May 6, 2009. All vendors will be notified in writing of the suc-
cessful bidder.

Dates of ad: April 8, 10, 15, and 17, 2009


TOWN OF GREENVILLE
FAIR HOUSING NOTICE

It is the policy of the Town Council of the Town of Greenville to promote,'
through fair, orderly and lawful procedure the opportunity for each person so
desiring to obtain housing of such person's choice in the county without re-
gard to race, religion, color, ancestry, national origin, sex, familial status, mar-
ital status, handicap or age, and that;to that end, to prohibit discrimination in
housing by any person.
The Town Clerk is authorized to implement the Town's fair housing policy, as
contained in Ordinance Number 181, as amended, in accordance with state
and federal laws.

A written complaint of any such discrimination should be made to the Town
Clerk, P.O. Box 235, Greenville, Florida 32331. The complaint must be re-
'ceived within 60 days of the alleged occurrence. An investigation will be con-
ducted within 30 days of receipt of the complaint and a determination of
probable cause will be generated. If there is cause to believe discrimination
took place, the Town Clerk will attempt to conciliate the parties,
For further information or a copy of the Fair Housing Ordinance of the Town
of Greenville, contact Ms. Marsha Bass, Town Clerk, at 850/948-2251.

The Town of Greenville is an Equal Opportunity Housing Agency



NOTICE: The District School Board of Madison County, Florida will hold a
public hearing on Tuesday, April 21,2009 at 6:00 p.m. the meeting will be held
in.the School Board Meeting Room of the Superintendent's Office, 210 NE Du-
val Ave., Madison, Florida
Changes to the Student Progression Plan
The proposed document may be viewed at the School Board Office, 210 NE
Duval Ave., Madison, Florida
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,1001.42
IF A PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE
BOARD. WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THIS
'MEETING OR HEARING, HE/SHE WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE
PROCEEDINGS, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE, HE/SHE MAY NEED TO
'ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS
MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVI-
DENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED.


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ACROSS
1. "Wheels"
4. Bee
8. Husk
12. "How I"
13. Small buffalo of
the Celebes
14. Area
15. Kentucky college
16. Reference books
published once
every year
18. Moving backward
and forward along.
a given course
20. Main branches
arising from the
trunk of a tree
21. Confederate
soldier, for short
22. rang?"
23. Gentle
24. Strauss opera
26. Gp. with .
Indonesia and
Algeria as
members
28. Long, long time,
.29. Fragrant resin'
30. Face-to-face exam
31. Crumbs
32. Immunity from an
obligation or duty


35. Capacity unit
used for
measuring fresh
herring
38. Honoree's spot'
39. Dutch pottery city
43. Cool, once
44. Certain
Scandinavian
45. More flushed
46. Lively intelligence
48. Balloon filler
49. Dundee denial
50. Draft holder
51. Dry by spinning
with hot air inside
a cylinder
54. Soft heavy
compact variety.
of talc having a
soapy feel
56. Lets up
57. European
language
58. "Unimaginable as
in Heav'n":
Milton
59. Bunch
60. Caught in the act
61. Aroma
62. Diffident


DOWN
1. Capable of being
hardened by some
additive
2. Gulf of _, off the
coast of Yemen
3. Commercial
preparation
containing most of
the ingredients for
a dish
4. Swampy arm or
slow-moving outlet
of a lake
5. Again
6. Advance
7. Blemish
8. Kind of dye
9. More spacious
10. Blot made with
ink
11. Cuts
12. Lift
15. Vesicle
17. Alliance
19. _-eyed
23. Kosher
25. Black cat, maybe
26. Perennial
northern
temperate plant
with toothed
leaves and small


purplish-white
flowers
27. Taps
30. Arab League
member
31. Aces, sometimes
33. Cut, maybe
34. Having no odor
35. Weedy annuals
native to Europe
36. Do museum work
37. Calm
40. U.S. playwright
who collaborated
with Russel
Crouse
41. Was apprehensive
42. Deuce toppers
44. Fivers
45. Barbecue offering
47. Turn red or
yellow, say
48. Independent ruler
or chieftain
51. Contemptible one
52. "Do others
as..."
53. A head
55. Even if, briefly


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Bursar Digs Honours Rector
Captain Don Lesson Research
Class Exam Lines Roll call
Co-ed Form MA Scholar
Collegiate Games MSci Scout
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