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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 29, 2009
Copyright Date: 2009
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Aug. 5, 1964.
General Note: Co-publisher: Mary Ellen Greene.
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.Madison County's Award-Winning Newspaper

State Braces For Swine Flu

By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
According to a'press
release from the State
Surgeon General, Dr.
Ana Viamonte Ros, the
S Florida Department of
Health is ready to re-
spond to Swine Flu.
While no cases have
been identified in Flori-
da at this time, cases of
swine flu have been con-
firmed in the United
States, according to the
federal Centers for Dis-
ease Control and Preven-
tion. There are ah
undetermined number
of cases in Mexico,
Reaching into the hun-
"This is a situation
where we must all be on
the alert," said Viamonte
Ros. "We have increased
our surveillance .and
we're telling doctors that
since the flu season is
waning, if they see pa-
tients with sudden onset
Please See Swine Flu,
Page 4A

The Drug Task force
arrested five people on
drug charges after a
search warrant was
served, on a Greenville
residence early Friday
On April 24, at ap-
proximately 7 a.m., the
Madison County Sheriff's
Offie Drug Task i i6oe;
assisted by the Florida
Department of Law En-
forcement (FDLE), served
a narcotic search warrant
on a residence owned by
Linda Louise Williams in
During the warrant
. service, Williams, along
with Phillip Nelson, Car-
los Murray, Bridgett
Parker, and Jonathan
Bernell Johnson were ar-
rested. Three handguns,
two shotguns, crack co-

Florida has prepared for influenza events:
All state laboratories have the facilities to safely identify influenza
The state has almost 100 sentinel physicians who report any un-
usual Influenzalike activity to DOH and the CDC'.
We have the ability to monitor the sale of over the counter drugs,
as an early warning sign for increased influenza activity.
The State Surgeon General provided these recommendayfijis:
S -'-eople with respiratory illness should stay .hIome from
wor avoid spreading infections ilaIu.i nLjfluQnza, to
other inty.
Avoid cios tt with people who are coughing or-otherwise ap-
pear ill. ': ,
L Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
i-Wish hands frequently to lessen the spread of respira


Busted For Drugs

caine,powder cocaine and
marijuana were seized
from the residence along
with an undetermined
amount of U.S. Currency
Linda Louise
Williams is charged with
possession with intent to
sell narcotics, sale of nar-
cotics, possession of a
weaboii by a convicted
felon, and dealing in
stolen property
Phillip Nelson is
charged with possession
of cocaine, possession of
marijuana, possession of
drug paraphernalia, and
possession of a weapon by
a convicted felon.
Carlos Murray is
charged with possession
of cocaine, possession of
marijuana, and posses-
sion of drug parapherna-

Bridgett Parker is
charged with possession
of cocaine, possession of
marijuana, and posses-
sion of drug parapherna-

Jonathan Bernell
Johnson is charged with
possession of cocaine,
and sale of cocaine.

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Bryant Thigpen, April 24, 2009
Sheriff Ben Stewart stands in back of a table
which holds evidence seized in a drug sting. Five
people were arrested Friday morning after warrants
were served following a drug task force investiga-

Frankie Carroll

Named USA Today

Most Caring Coach:
Of The Year
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Frankie Carroll has
won awards in the past,
but this one might have
the most meaning for
him. Frankie was cho-
sen one of three coaches
chosen by LISA Todayfor
Most Caring Coach of
Please See Coach of
the Year, Pagg 4A FRANKIE CARROLL :'

lfealth Deparnent StronIg U s",
ll Residents To Test Well WaterI

turning up in
many residences
due to 500-year

SSee Page 4B

Lee community
reports over 50 *
wells. Water
available at Fire

And remember: ClUr W9tw does not
mean dUflmn IMr!

Sheriff's Office:

By Jacob Benibry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Madison County Sheriff's Office has moved
from cramped quarters, at the .Courthouse iiito spA
cious offices just across'the street into an old btidi-
ing, which "used to house Western Auto and, laId,
Food for Thought.
The traffic division hi the Clerk or the Coui r
office has moved from its former location just inside
the east side door of the courthouse, down the hall
to the former sheriff's office, just inside the south
door of the courthouse.
The Sheriff's Office staff is happy with their
new digs.
"We love it," said Sue Tuten, who is a clerk at the
Sheriff Ben Stewart said the move to the new lo-
cation was welcome.
"The security is one of the key features we like,"
he said.
He said that some people have the mistaken im-
pression that, since it's a sheriff's office, a deputy is
Please See Sheriff's Office, Page 4A

Pinetta Fire Department ir. () l 5d J

Helps Disaster Victims ...

By Jacob Bembry
'Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Pinetta Volunteer Fire Department has
been very busy serving meals to flood victims and
their families.
SThe department averages serving 50-75 meals
each afternoon. The department had been serving
lunch, but discontinued that on Monday The still
serve supper, Monday through Saturday, from 5:30-7
S'" The Pinetta VFD plans to continue serving the
meals until the need is gone.
According to Sharon Shadrick, wife of Pinetta
Fire Chief Allen Shadrick, and an investigator with
Please See Flood Victims, Page 4A

Greenville Recreation

Board To Host Opening

Ceremonies Saturday
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Everyone is cordially invited to participate in-
the opening ceremonies sponsored by the Greenville
SRecreation Board on Saturday, May 2, at 10 a.m.
All dignitaries are invited to attend and support
this valuable program for the children in the
Greenville area.
There will be a cake auction and a grilled chick-
'en lunch, along with opening ceremonies and intro-
ductions, a tee-ball game and an adult softball game.
Please RSVP by contacting the Greenville Recre-
ation Board President J.A. Lane at 973-7510 or 948-
Jacob Bembry, editor, can be reached at jacob@
I oh@~pL~5(tu.UJ

3 Sections, 32 Pages From Page One
Around Madison 5,8,9,12A History
Fun Page 9B; Obituaries
Classifieds/Legals 10-11B Sports
Path of Faith C Section Future Leaders
, . .,* .

Pnoto sunmittea y Lisa smitn, April 21, zuu0 '
The MCHS Cowgirls celebrate after winning the district title.Back Row L-R: Emily Webb, Coach Tommy
Garner, Elizabeth Cottrell, Amanda Brown, Kristin Parks, Skyler Hanna, Courtney Williams, Alexis Sowell and
Coach Sonya Bass. Front Row L-R: Brittney Browning, Morgan Smith, Becky Garner,/Emily Hentges, Venica
Brown, and Tiffany Richardson.

For the third consecutive
year, the Madison County High
School Cowgirls have won the Dis-
trict 3, 3-A Softball Champi-
The Cowgirls have an overall
record of 20-9; and a record of 7-1.


in District play The Cowgirls de-
feated the Hamilton County Lady
Trojans 32-5 in the first round of
the District Tournament, held in
Perry on Tuesday, April 21.'
With the win, they advanced
Sto the District finals, where they

defeated the Florida High Lady
Seminoles 10-0 on Thursday, April
23. The Cowgirls took on West
Nassau (Callahan) in the Regional
quarterfinals on Tuesday, April 28,
at Madison County High School.
Go, Cowgirls.

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mainly sunny. High 87F. 80s ard lows in the mid 60s. upper 80s-and lows in the mid 60s.

sat 90/65 LA
Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the
low 90s and lows in the mid 60s.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Letters To The Edito

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

A Very Special

Thank You
We would like to take this.opportunity to say a
very special thank you to everyone who helpedus
during our recent displacement due to the flood. We
would like to especially thank Mrs. Geneva Reaves
for opening her home to us, Chris and Missy Pul-
liam and all the Reaves family for their help and sup-
port, Chris Hampton and Briana Lawhorn, our
friends at Real Wood Products Corporation, our
friends at Madison County Central School, everyone
from Cherry Lake United Methodist Church, the Du-
vall Family Reunion and I.C.A.N., Inc.. Susan Pick-
les, Jana Barrs and other friends at Madison
Academy, O'Reilly's Auto Parts, the Pinetta Volun-
teer Fire Department and all of the volunteers in the
Pinetta community who have done so much for all of
the flood victims, as well as all family and friends
who have encouraged us and prayed for us. The love,
help and support given to us by all of you made this'
experience bearable, and we can never thank you
enough. May God bless you all!
Darrell, Darlene and Ike

dj Ilr

.Joe has been a.cornerstone of the Lee
Community for decades. Many know him as
one of the grandfathers of the Lee Volunteer
Fire Department, which he has served since
1965, while others simply, know him as the
man that's always available with a helping
During the recent flooding, Joe joined
dozens of others at the station, giving tire-
lessly for weeks to ensure the safety and sup-
port of residents throughout the county. In
fact, Joe operated the truck on April 20 at the,
Lee Waste and Recycling Collection Site
while a chemical threat was neutralized.
A grateful community thanks Joe Odom
for a lifetime of dedication.

Thanks For Help Sheriff'sDepartment

With Flooding Needs A Boat
wmiuuuiiylaw rnepmir

I would like to take this opportunity to person-
ally thank each and every person in Madison Coun-
ty that helped my son, CyrusL Bachari, his wife
Stacey, their son Bryson and Stacey's family during
this stressful and devastating time in their lives.
They are victims of flooding in the Pinetta area.
The Pinetta Volunteer Fire Department and some of
the residents of Pinetta and Lee have all been super
helpful with their evacuation and have made sure
they've had plenty of food and supplies during this
time. I would also like to thank Jay Johnson and the
Johnson and Johnson family for helping Cyrus.
Each and every one of you are appreciated more
than you know.
No matter what people may say or think about
Madison County, when disasters happen, the com-
munity pulls together to help'their own.
Dianne Bachari
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I am writing this letter to all the people of Madi-
son County. on April 4,2009 the Withlacoochee river
began to rise from it's banks.
Hwy 145 all the way'down to the Boundary Bend
area was effected by this flooding. On April 5,2009
the neighborhood Of Blue Springs lost a dear friend
and loved one J.D. Waters,to the raging waters of the
I was there minutes after the accident and sev-
eral days afterward, the Lee first responders and the
Sheriff's department were there within minutes
hoping for a rescue ,but soonrealized itwas going to
be a recovery.
People of Madison County this type of accident
could happen to any one of your family members not
only in a flood stage area ,but it could happen in a lo-
cal fishing pond,Cherry Lake and again in the With-
lacoochee River or the Aucilla River.
To my surprise the Madison Co. Sheriff's de-
partment has a certified diver with an underwater
camera,and basis equipment.but my friends of
Madison county the Department does NOT HAVE A
BOAT to use for rescue or recovery of a Person in
this type of situation.
The boats that were used had to be called in from
FWC or other county sheriff's departments to assist
in the recovery and in assisting with the evacuation*
of people on the river! Now our County Commis-
sioners need to step up and allocate the funds to the'.
Sheriff's Department so they can have the equip-
ment to work with the same as our EMS and Fire De-

apartments, ,
This will not only help the people who lives on
the rivers that borders the west and, east sides of'
Madison County,but all the citizens of the county,
We came together to help each other get through
this tragedy, now am asking each and every citizen
to come together again and call and insistcorrection
DEMAND from our Commissioner"s that we have
the same equipment for our Sheriff's Dept. that oth-
er counties has for there Departments. Think about
it, would you want to WAIT while another coi.nty, or
agency responded with their equipment to one of
your family members? .
JamesSctt., I ..
Citizen of Madison County
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Wonderful Weamer

op April
I hope that everyone is enjoying the wonderful
weather of April and celebrating the fact that the
floodwaters have receded. We need to give God
thanks for this.
My brother, Danny, is in Capital Regional Med-
ical Center. He will have to have his third toe on his
right foot amputated. The doctor said that it would
probably be done this Friday He is doing well at this
point. Please continue to keep him in your prayers.
,If you have any
i news about Lee or
Lee people,
S please drop me
a line at Ja-
cobangreenepub- or
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That's all
the news for
"1 .this week.
'Have a great
,Jweek and a
beautiful forever.

and every one of
sh" on YOU d bless each

You Can Help Move a Mountain
(of Cash)
Provided by Brad Bashaw, Edward Jones

In an uncertain economy, it's natural for people to "tight-
en their belts" by cutting down on their spending. And
having too much cash on hand today, you could actually slow
your progress toward your financial goals of tomorrow.

Before we get to the possible pitfalls of hoarding cash, let's
consider your fellow Americans' recent savings habits:

How much? In the last quarter of 2008, the personal sav-
ings rate was 2.9 percent, the highest level since the third
quarter of 2001, according to the U.S. Department of
*Where? People are putting their money in what they con-
sider safe vehicles. At the end of 2008, the ratio of money
market fund assets and bank savings deposits to stocks -
as measured by the Wilshire 5000 Index, one of the broadest
market indices was 95.4 percent, according to Ned Davis
Research. (Keep in mind that the Wilshire 5000 index is
unmanaged and not available for direct investment.) This
ratio is the highest it's been since money market accounts
were created in the early 1980s.

Of course, given the stock market decline, it's not sur-
prising that so much money is going into these accounts,
because people are looking, above all else, to preserve their
principal. Consequently, as a nation, we are now sitting on a
"mountain" of cash.

However, the trip up this mountain does not come free. While
it's true that these vehicles may help preserve your principal,
they may not provide you .with returns that can keep up with
inflation, which means that the more of these instruments you
own, and the longer you own them, the greater the likelihood
that you will lose purchasing power.

Furthermore, if you're putting most of your assets into cash,
you're incurring "opportunity cost" the chance to invest that
money into vehicles that have the potential to provide the
growth you need to help achieve your long-term goals, such
as a comfortable retirement.

So here's the situation: On the one hand, you have a
tough economy and a stock market that has probably already
saddled you with losses. On the other hand, you need to con-
sider investing in stocks or other growth-oriented investments
to help you reach your long-term goals. What's the solution?
Balance. There's probably a place in your portfolio for short-
term instruments whose chief benefit is helping to preserve
your principal. But you may need to balance these holdings
with investments that can potentially reward you with growth.
The exact mix of assets depends on your risk tolerance, time
horizon and individual goals.

In these days, you may need a leap of faith to invest some of
your cash. But history is on your side: Downturns have typi-
cally been followed by market rallies. Plus, we will eventually
see the unleashing of all that pent-up cash seeking higher
returns, and that force should have a positive impact on the
financial markets.

It may feel comforting to have a lot of cash on hand. But
if you're going to be comfortable in. the years ahead, you
should consider putting some of that cash to work.

Brad Bashaw
Investment Representative


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Open your wallet
and pull out a ten dol-
lar bill. The face on the
front is that of Alexan-
der Hamilton, the first
Secretary of the Trea-
sury Hamilton is the
subject of a large and
well documented biog-
raphy by Ron Chernow
(Penguin, New York,
2004). Adjacent Hamil-
ton. County is named
for this .important
founding father.
In the Pantheon of
founders, the first tier
is occupied by six men:
Washington the com-
mander; .Franklin the
inventor; Adams the so-
licitor; Jefferson the
philosopher; Hamilton
the treasurer; and
Madison the constitu-
tionalist. There were
many others who
played. crucial roles
during the founding pe-
riod of the late 18th
Century, but in my
opinion, these six were
the most important
The most tragic' of
these men was Alexan-
der Hamilton, our first
Secretary of the Trea-
sury. I say tragic be-
cause his life was cut
short at the age of 49,
leaving a widow and
seven children, but he
accomplished so much.
in the preceding quar-i
ter century that it is
safe to say his destiny
was fulfilled..
Hamilton did not
begin with a promising
start. He was born in
1755 on a Caribbean is-
land to a single mother
who died when he was
young. Today, the stig-
ma of being born ille-
gitimate is common; in
the 18th Century, it was
not only rare but a con-
siderable black mark.
This Hamilton had to
overcome with his tal-
ent and penchant for
hard work.'
Coming to New
York as a teenager,
young Alexander
showed promise early
and was accepted into
college as a law stu-
dent. Before he could
finish his education,
the Revolutionary War
intervened and Hamil-
ton joined a local ar-
tillery battery and was
elected captain. Before
long, he had come to
the attention of com-
manding General
George Washington
who invited the 21 year-
old officer to join his
The relationship
between Hamilton and
Washington was criti-
cal to both men's suc-
cess. For four years,
Hamilton rode at the
side of the "Father of

our Country" and be-
came the great man's
alter ego. As a man in
his twenties (don't for-
get, people grew up
quickly in those days),
Hamilton not only
learned from Washing-
ton but helped shape
his thinking. The rela-
tionship became so
close that now Lieu-
tenant Colonel Hamil-
ton wouldregularly ats:t
on the general's behalf
rather than bothering
the boss with mundane
In 1780, Hamilton
had a falling out arid
left Washington's staff
only to return as a regi-
mental commander at
Yorktown where he dis-
tinguished himself in
battle. At war's end, he
continued his law
schooling and quickly
became New York's pre-
mier lawyer.
Elected as a repre-
sentative to Congress,
Hamilton quickly saw
the failings of the Arti-
cles of Confederation.
As John Adams had
correctly predicted on
the eve of the Revolu-
tion in 1776, "the most
intricate, the most im-
portant, the most dan-
gerous and 'delicate
business" would be the
formation of a func-
tioning central govern-
ment. In one sense, the
Founders were trying
to replicate a better,
more local model than
the British system that
had led to their revolt.
Virginia's boy ge-
nius James Madison
called for a Constitu-
tional Convention and
was ably assisted by
Alexander Hamilton.
In the summer of 1787,
55 delegates from the 13
newly created states
met in Philadelphia to
hammer out a federal
constitutional govern-
ment. To help sell the
idea, Madison joined
Hamilton and with
John Jay, authored the
Federalist Papers, 91 es-
says that argued for the
adoption of the new
constitution in the im-
portant swing state of
New York. To this day,
the Federalist Papers
along with Madison's
exhaustive notes from
the convention remain
the most important
source of evidence as to
original intent of the
delegates to that Con-

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stitutional Convention.
In 1789, Washington
was unanimously elect-
ed the first president
and quickly asked
Hamilton to join his
cabinet as Treasury
secretary. Over the
next five years, Hamil-
ton laid the foundation
for our emerging na-
tion. Chernow credits
,Hailton with "restor-
lini' the public credit
system. Bankrupt
when Hamilton took of-.
fice, the United States
now enjoyed a credit
rating equal to that of
any European nation.
He had laid the ground-
work for both liberal
democracy and capital-
ism and helped to
transform the role of
president from passive
administrator to active
policy maker, creating
the institutional scaf-
folding for America's
emergence as a great
Because he accom-
plished so much over
such a short period of
time with his forceful
personality, Hamilton
made plenty of politi-
cal enemies. At earlier
times, he had collabo-
rated amicably with
Jefferson, Adams,
Madison and fellow
New York lawyer
Aaron furr, but they
soon became his ene-
Alexander Hamil-
ton met his earthly end
the victim of Ameri-
ca's most famous duel.
The man who killed
him was the sitting
vice president, Aaron
Burr, and the matter of
honor was really quite
trivial. He was buried
in the Trinity Church
graveyard at the end of
a funeral that would ri-
val Washington's five
years earlier.
Hamilton's widow,
Elizabeth Schuyler
would survive her gift-
ed husband by a half
century. She dedicated
the remainder of her
life protecting her hus-
band's reputation?, as-
sisting New York's
orphans, and witness-
ing the Revolution's
glory days to succeed-
ing generations of po-
litical leaders. On the
eve of the Civil War in
1854, Eliza succumbed
at the age of 97, the
Revolution's last sur-
viving widow.

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high fever and a cough
or sore throat, they
should collect a speci-
men for testing."
Dr. Viamonte Ros
also stated the Florida
Department of Health
has a response plan and

the Madison County
Sheriff's Office, flood
victims are wanting to
go back -in their homes
as the water levels re-
cede. '
"Most are finding
very little they can sal-
vage," she said. "Fami-
lies who live on Oak Hill
tried Saturday only to
find freezers that were
turned upside down
with spoiled food and
mold .that was unbear-
able, not to mention! the
smell," :
S Shadrick said that
watgr has come down
some on Tarragon
Street, but it is still in

has put it into play "Our
state laboratories have
the equipment neces-
sary and our personnel
are trained in identify-
ing influenza samples.
We have increased sur-
veillance, alerted doc-

homes. Water is out of
some homes on Thistle
but cleanup will take a
long time.
Water is still over
the Bellville Highway.
"Our county work-
ers are working very,
hard to change all that'
and maybe in a few more
days, our shortcut to
Lake Park, Ga. will be
open," Shadrick noted.
The Red Cross met
with six families Satur-
day at the firehouse and
there are plans for the
Florida Baptist Disaster
Relief to go out and help
rebuild the area in the
near future.

tors and are working
with our local health de-
partments," she said.
Swine : influenza
viruses are 'not trans-
mitted by food and a
person cannot get swine
influenza from eating

"Mosquitoes are
very bad in our area,"
Shadrick commented,
"even in downtown
Pinetta. We have spray
and lotion at the fire-
house, but do not know
how long it will last."
Shadrick, invites
everyone who wishes to
lend a helping hand or
just wants to visit.
"Our flood victims
(15 or more families)
need all the support we
can give them for the
months it will take to get
back on their feet," she
Jacob Bemtry, editor,
can be:reached atjacob@

pork products. The in-
fections appear to
spread from person to
person. Drugs called
antivirals can reduce
the consequences of
contracting the flu, if
taken early
Dr.' Viamonte Ros
said Florida is receiving
frequent updates from
the CDC, and is working
with local health de-
partments to monitor
the situation.and imme-
diately follow up on any
suspected cases. The
CDC has created a Web-
page with information

always there. This is not
always the case.
The new building
features security for the
clerks in the back. When
visitors arrive at the of-
fice, Marie Prince, who
serves'as a receptionist
for the office, greets
them and makes sure
everything is all right
before sending them to
the back.
Among the people
working in the Sheriff's
office are Stewart, Civil
Deputy Bill Hart, and
clerks Nancy Curl and
Tammy Webb, as well as
Tuten and Prince.
One of the prob-

lems, which had to be
corrected, was a leak in
the roof. This problem
has been rectified.
The building was re-
modeled with labor from
state prisoners.
The department
made the move to the
new location in early
"It's a blessing to
have the office," Stewart
said, "but it's not some-
thing that I asked for. It
was already in the
works before I was elect-
Jacob Bembry, editor
can be reached atjacob@

Coach of the Year

Continued from Page 1A

.the Year.
"It's an.honor," Car-
roll told this reporter
when he was contacted
for comment on the
award. "It's nice to win
football games, but you
have to show them that
you care for them. I
thank the Lord for the
Lavonne Browning,
who was ecstatic when
she found that he had
won, nominated Carroll
for the award.
A reporter for USA
Today had called
Browning in February
or March and asked

her. a few questions.
Browning asked her
sister, Joyce Wells, if
she had received a call
from the reporter.
Wells told her no and
Browning gave Wells
the reporter's number.
Wells called and was
also interviewed by
USA Today.
Carroll's nomina-
tion was based on how
he goes over and be-
yond his coaching du-
ties and reaches out to'
the youngsters in his
program. Over 40 of his
players have attended
college on football

scholarships. One for-
mer player, Geno Hayes,
is now with the Tampa
Bay Buccaneers as a
Carroll also took
in a former player,
Desmond "Ping Pong"
Gee, after Gee's mother
died. Gee is currently
playing football at Mid-
dle Tennessee.
Greene Publishiig
congratulates Frankie
Carroll on being named
USA Today's Most Car-
ing Coach of the Year.
Jacob Bembry, editor
can be reached atjacob@

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Madison County Carrier 5A





Joan Arlene Knight,
age 76, died Saturday,
April 25, 2009 in Madi-
Funeral services
will be held Wednesday,
April 29; at 3 p.m. at New
Home Baptist/ Church,
Madison.. Burial will be
in San Pedro Cemetery,
The family received
friends at Beggs Funeral
Home on Tuesday, April:
S28, from 3-5 p.m.
Joan was born July
:25, 1932, in Sebewaing,
Mich., and is the daugh-
ter of the late Joseph
Coffell and Mildred Tur-
cotte Coffell. She lived in
"' Ft.' Lauderdqle and
Davie before moving to
Madison 43 years ago. At,
age 65,' she graduated
with honors in the top
Sten of her class in Busi-,
ness Administration
- from North Florida Com-
munity College in 1998.
SShe -was an .activist for
children's rights. She
was-: the: first:. woman;
president of the Metal
Products Union. ,
S She started a peti-
tion in 1968 to stop long
Distance calling charges
in the local Madison
SCo unty area,'along with
SRep. Paula Hawkins. She
Swas the owner and train-
er of Thoroughbred and
SQuarter, Horse Racing.
SShe belonged to the
Madison County Trail
. Riders, Miami Roundup
Club,, and the. South
Georgia Trail Riders.
She was a holnemaker
';-and a nurse. She was
s also an administrative
y. assistance at the State of
SFlorida, Division of
. Workman's Compensa-
tion. She was a member
of the New Home Baptist
Church, Madison.
She is survived by
her husband, Clarence
SBonner Knight, Sr. of
Greenville; one son,
SClarence Bonner Knight
(Judy) : of Knoxille,
.. Tenn.; three daughters,
SLinda June Dickson
^ (Frank) of Summerville,
STenn., *Jacquelyn, Ann
Kinsey (Johnny) of
4 Greenville, and Carol
1 Lee Cruce (Richard) of
S Perry; a brother, Shane
. Coffell of West Palm
Beach; 16 grandchildren;
' 46 great-grandchildren;
Sand five great-great
Grandchildren. She was
: predeceased by her par-
*' ents, Mildred McQuire
and Joseph Coffell and a
Sister, Noreen Waddail.

Mildred. Christine
Rutherford Tibbals, age
93, died Friday April 24,
2009, in Jacksonville.
Funeral services
were held Monday April
27, at 11 a.m. at Beggs Fu-
neral Home Chapel, bur-
ial followed in Hopewell
Cemetery, Madison.
The family received
friends Sunday, April 26,
from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Beg-
gs Funeral Home.
She was born in Lee
on May 23, 1915 to the late
Mitchell A. Rutherford
and the late Bess Mun
Young of Lee. She was
predecpased by her hus-
band, Charles H. Tibbals
(January 6,1986). She was
a member'.of Hopewell
Baptist Church and at-
tended Macedonia Baptist
Church in Jacksonville.
She was past Worthy
Matron (1984-1986) and
Chaplain Emeritus of Or-
der of Eastern Star, Chap-
ter 109 in Madison.
For a Inumber of
years, she traveled up and
down the East Coast with
"Charlie" as he obtained
work in construction as a
welder, ironworker or
pipe fitter. In her later
years, she traveled to Eu-
rope (Germany and
Greece), Asia (Turkey)
and Mexico.
She worked for Van
H. Priest 5 & 10 for a peri-
od of time and retired
from Madison County
schools in the area of food
She is survived by
five children: Charles
(Sally) of Oklahoma City,
Ok.; Sandra (Jim) of
Jacksonville; John Tib-
bals of Madison; Jim
(Bonnie) of Alexandria,
Va.; and Millie (Steve) of
Medart; her nine grand-
children:, Brian Tibbals,
Christopher Tibbals,
James Everett, Sandy
Elmer, Mitch Tibbals,
Gini Tibbals, Bobby Pig-
ott, and Bess Mills; 10
great-grandchildren; and
several nieces and




Doris Alderman
Belcher, age 89, died
Wednesday April 22; 2009
in Valdosta, Ga.
I Graveside funeral ser-
vices were held Saturday
April 25, 2009, at 11 a.m. at
Mt. Horeb Cemetery Pinet-
The family received
friends Friday, April 24,
2009 from 6-8 p.m. at Beggs
Funeral Home,. Madison
She was born June 5,
1919 in Lowndes County
Ga. and moved to Pinetta
in 1959, coming from Iron
City, Ga. She was a home-
maker and a member of
Pinetta Baptist Church.
She retired from Winn-Dix-
ie in Madison.
She is survived by two
sons: Berton and (Joan)
Belcher and Mike Belcher,
both of Valdosta, Ga.; three
daughters, Cindy and
(Charles) Lavender of Val-
dosta, Ga., Carol and (Don)
Griffin of Quitman, Ga.;
and Pam Knight of Pinet-
ta; ten grandchildren; and
six great-grandchildren.
Her parents and her

husband, Arthur Belcher,
and' two sisters and three
brothers precede her in


Mrs. Marie Selph, age
73, died Thursday, April.
23, 2009 in Lake City
Funeral services were
held Sunday, April 26, at
Beggs .Funeral Home,
Madison. Burial followed
at Corinth Cemetery,
Hamilton County
The family received
friends at Beggs Chapel on
Sunday from 2-4 p.m. prior
to the service.
Marie was born in
Ray City Ga. on November
30, 1935, and is the daugh-
ter of the late Harrison
Jake Guess and Mildred
Walker Guess. She was a
Christian and a member
of the Pinetta Baptist
Church. She was born and
raised in Madison and had
lived in Jasper, Lakeland,
Avon Park, Apopka, Ocala,
and, in 1997, moved back
to Jasper. 'She liked to
work, shop and loved ba-
bies, liked embroidery and-
angels. She was a cashier
at Clover Farm Grocery in
She is survived by her
husband of 57 years,
Wilbur Selph of Jasper;
two daughters, Charlotte
Selph Shirey and husband
David and Vickie Lynn
Selph of Sebring;. one
brother, Harrison J. Guess
and daughter Glenda of
Tallahassee; two sisters,
Bernice Bodenstein and
Jo Wesson of Madison. A
brother, Gene Guess, pre-
deceased her. Many
nieces, nephews and
friends also survive her.


Pauline Rushing, age
90, died Sunday April 26,,
2009, inMadison. .
Funeral services will
be Thursday April 30, at
11 a.m., at Hanson United
Methodist Church, with
burial at Hanson United
Methodist Church Ceme-
tery Visitation will be
held at the church one
hour prior to (the service.
Ms. Rushing was
born on April 30, 1918, in
Lake qity .and moved to
Madison 'in 1951, coming
from Miami. She retired
from Metal Products and
was a member of Hanson
United Methodist Church.
She is survived by one
son, Noah Carl Rushing,
Jr., of .Madison, and one
brother, Tommy Daven-
port of Miami.
She was preceded in
death by one brother,
John Paul Davenport, and
two sisters, Juanita Dav-
enport Brooks and Ruth
Davenport McCook.


April 30
Technology has en-
ergized science classes
in Madison County
schools through a grant'
that the district received
for the 2009-10 school
year. On Thursday, April
30, the teachers and stu-
dents of Madison Coun-
ty High School and the
middle and high school
program for Madison
Central School will pre-
sent projects that show
how they have integrat-
ed 21st Century technolo-
gy and new skills into
science instruction and
learning. The program
will be held in the Madi-
son Central School cafe-
teria from 5:15 p.m. until
6:30 p.m.
May 1, 2, 8, 9, 15 & 16
The Monticello
Opera House presents its
new murder mystery
dinner theater produc-
tion, Killing Mr Withers,
the first three weekends
of May. This comedy/
mystery is set in the
1950s in a rundown
desert diner reminiscent
of the classic movie, The
Postman Always Rings
Twice. Prizes will be
awarded to audience
members who can solve
the crime. Performances
are May 1 & 2, 8.& 9 and
15 & 16. Tickets for din-
ner and the show are $35,
with discounts for mem-
bers. Reservations are
needed. Call 997-4242.
May 2
A yard sale, bake
sale and car wash will
be held Saturday, May 2,
starting at 8 a.m., at Uni-
ty Baptist Church on
Colin Kelly Hwy All
monies raised will be do-
nated to the flooded ftam-
ilies in Madison County.
May. 2
Joirn in celebrating
May with a big gospel
evening concert and
potluck supper at Lee
Worship Center, located
on Magnolia Lee,
Saturday, May 2, at 7 p.m.
For. more information,
call (850) 971-4135. Spe-.
cial music by the Mc-
Cormick Family, Echols
County Travelers, Janice
Brooker and local talent.
Anyone that can sing or
play an instrument is join in. This
is an open mic' concert.
May 4, June 8
The Florida DEP's
Stephen Foster Folk Cul-
ture Center State Park
will host a: digital pho-
tography workshop on
Monday, May 4 and
June 8, from 2 p.m. to 4
p.m. Taught by profes-
sional photographer Don
Williams, the workshops
will teach participants
how to create a photo-
graphic composition, the
shooting effects of color
and black and white im-

ages, flash usage, depth
of field, linear perspec-
tive in two dimensional
photography and expo-
sure priorities and set-
tings. Computer program,
ming, combined with
hands-on outdoor pho-
tography sessions, will
enhance student photog-
raphy skills. Workshop
fees are $25 per work-
shop, including park ad-
mission. Participants
should bring a film or
digital camera. No com-
puters are needed for
this workshop. For addi-
tional information or to
register for the work-
shops, please call (386)
397-1920 or, visit www..
May 7
The Annual Garden
Club Flower Show will
be held Thursday, May 7.
This is another occasion
to dazzle and delight
with flower arrange-
ments members design
and create. The public,
as well as members, may
reserve for the $7.50
lunch at 11:30 sharp by
calling 973-6466 by April
27. The flower show at
the Madison Woman's
Club will open for public
viewing,, free:of charge,
from 1-4 p.m.
June 5-6
The Wellborn Com-


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* The Madison County School Board will accept sealed bids for 2 buses located at 210
NE Duval Avenue in Madison, Florida. The property may be inspected on April 30,
2009, and May 7, 2009, between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Bids must be received in the
Madison County School Board Office, located at 210 NE Duval Avenue, Madison,
Florida, by 3:00 p.m. on May 7, 2009.
* Bid forms and instructions are available at Madison County School Board
Transportation Office, 210 NE Duval Avenue in Madison on days of viewing items.
* The School Board reserves the right
to reject all bids in the sole discretion,
and for the sole benefit
of the School Board.

Also for sale are
used 10R225 Tires
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munity Association is
calling for arts and crafts
vendors for the 16th An-
nual Wellborn Blueberry
Festival to be held Fri-
day and Saturday, June 5
and 6. Contact Wendell
Snowden at (386) 963-
1157, e-mail at wendell- or
visit www.wellborncom-
June 5-7
The Jefferson Coun-
ty High School class of
1984 will celebrate its
25th class reunion, June
5-7, in Monticello. For
more information, con-
tact Carolyn Hamilton at
(850) 284-4306 or deon-, or
Wendy Parker-Evans at
284-8002 or evansw66@
June 17-20
Camp Weed Summer
Camp for Rising 3rd and
4th graders will take
place June 17-20. Visit for a
brochure, registration
and scholarship forms.
Join in the Fun in the
Sonshine at our 85th con-
secutive summer camp.
A Ministry of the Epis-
copal Diocese of Florida
for children and young
people of any (or no) de-
nomination. For more
information, call 888-763-
2602, Ext. 16.




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Wednesday, April 29, 2009





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Trinity & Klsea Miller
Daughters of Chris & Jennifer Miller

Tanashiya Jordan & Amari Sdars
Daughters of Wdatanna Pickett

Gracie & Olivia Galbraith
Daughters of Lenny
& Jessica Galbraith

urew & Ail Annett
Jim III and John Flournoy, Son & Daughter of
Sons of Jim & Lisa Flournoy Drew & Christie Annett

Noah Thigpen Joseph Lee Carter
Son of Tommy and Alison Thigpen Son of Joe & Beadle Carter

Cheltsie & Brooke Kinsley
Daughters of Paul Kinsley
& Emerald Greene

Leah Mask
Daughter of Matthew
& Jamie Mask

Karic A. Miller
Son Of Kevin & Melissa Miller

Zy'Kiera Livingston
Daughter Of LaKendra Davis

Dixie Rose Phillips
Daughter of Buddy & Tyger Phillips

: Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Madison County Carrier 7A



Anthony Simpo, Jr.
Son of Anthony Simpo &
Krista Hunter

Ayden Phillips
Son of John & Angela Phillips

Tazen Ferrell
Son of Ronny & Jessica Ferrell

Ashton, Caleb
and Christopher Sapp
Sons & Daughter of
Chris & Bobbi Sapp

Seth & Mary Kate Brooks
Son & Daughter of
Andrew & Christina Brooks

Terrance Watts, Jr.
Son of Terrance &
Beverly (Fletcher) Watts

Jacob & Shelby Light
Son & Daughter of Bobbi Light

Lane Keeling
Son of Jaspn & Renata Keeling

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Landon James Odom
Son of Kevin Odom
& Monica Lookabill

Dalton Cochran
Son of Allen & Julia Cochran

Lane & Cierra Hall
Son & Daughter of
Monty & Trisha Hall

Ben & Will Melvin
Sons of
James & Missy Melvin

8A Madison County Carrier

Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Town of Greenville 2008 Annual Water Quality Report
We are please to present to you this year's Annual Water Quality Report. This report Is
designed to inform you about the quality water and services we deliver to you every ay. Our
constant goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water. We want
you to understand the efforts we make to continually improve the water treatment process and
protect our water resources. We are committed to ensuring the quality of your water. Our
water source is ground water from two wells. The wells draw from the Floridlan Aquifer. Then
the water is chlorinated for disinfection purposes and fluoridated for dental health purposes.
This report shows our water quality results and what they mean.
If you have anyquestions about this report or concerns about your water utility, please contact
Town Hall, at 850-948-225. We encourage our valued customers to be informed about their
water utility. If you want to learn more, please attend any of our regularly scheduled meetings.
They are held on the second Monday of each month at 6:00 pm at Town Hall.
The Town of Greenville routinely monitors for contaminates in your drinking water according
to Federal and State laws, rules and regulations. Except where indicated otherwise, this report
is based on the results of our monitoring for the period of January 1" to December 31" 2008.
Data obtained before January 1. 2008 and presented in this report are from the most recent
testing done in accordance with the laws, rules and regulations.
In 2008, The Department of Environmental Protection performed a Source Water Assessment on
our system. The assessment was conducted to provide information about any potential
sources of contamination in the vicinity of our wells. There were six potential sources of
contamination identified for this system with a high susceptibility level. The assessment
results are available in the FDEP Source Water Assessment and Protection Program webslte ati R or can be obtained from the Town of Greenville.
In the'table below, you may find unfamiliar terms and abbreviations. To help you better
understand these terms we have provided the following definitions:
Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL): The highest level of a contaminant allowed in
drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available
treatment technology. ,
SMaximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG): The level of a contaminate in drinking water
below which there Is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of
safety. I
Parts per billion (ppb) or Micrograms per liter (pg/I) one part by weight of analyte to 1
billion parts by weight of the water sample.
Parts per million (ppm) or Milligrams per liter (mg/i): One part by weight of analyte to 1
million parts by weight of the water sample.
Maximum Residual Disinfection Level (MRDL)h The highest level of a disinfectant
S allowed in drinking water. There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is
necessary for control of microbial contaminants.,
Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level Goal(MRDLG): The levelof a drinking water
disinfectant below which there Is no known or expected risk to health. MRDLG io not
reflect the benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminan s'
Ricocurie per liter (pCI/L) A measure of the radioactivity in water.

Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminates in drinking water than the general
population. Immuno-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing'
chemolherap-, persons who hase undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other
Immune system disorders, some elderly, and Infants can be particularly at risk from Infections.
These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers.
EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium
and other microbiological contaminates are available from the Safe Drinking Waler Hotline
We at the Town of Greenville would like you to understand the efforts we make to continually
Improve the water treatment process and protect our water resources. We are commltied to
Insuring Ihe quality of your water. If you have any questions or concerns about the Information
provided, please feel free to call any or the numbers listed
The following tables are the Water quallr TesrRssults- '
Contam nant anti lutes at MpCI. tu _- -
Snt..l n i i o Cl ane tof CL LI.ely Source, o
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Measurement o /r CotanationN
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or combined radium 9/2007 N 0.1 N/A 0 5 de.o t
(pCili) ,

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ant. 0I Violation Detected ontam on
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Discharge from
refineries; fire
Antimony (ppb) 12/28/06 N 0.0011 N/A .006 .006 retardants;
ceramics; '
Discharge I.or
S, i drilling wastes;
,--artum (ppm)n 12/28/06 N 0.0045 N/A 2:0 2.e0' dtarefinerie
/; m; i ; m e ro isr r es
Satural deposits
Runoff from
leaching from
S. eplc ranks
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samplrerns, we did not know whether the contamina6s were present in your drinkng ater, and N

perd was 111/2 to 123/2008 with the repo due o he Deparent of
Sp b J 2 e s ittd in f arI 2 nd

If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious hepith problems, especIally for pregnant
omen nd young children. ead in drinking water is primarily from aerials a componenttd, ,

associated with service inesand home plumbing. Greenville WTP is responsible for providing
potWe failed to repad rt required sampling for tolueneap for 30 stimecond therefore wert Inolatiore usof ing
oniwater foring andrinking report cooking requirement. Because we did not take the your watred number may wish tof
samples, your water tested. nfowhether the on letamin drinking water, testing methods, and ster, andyou
can take to unmbleto tellyou whether your health from t risk during thattlme. Thotne onlorng at

ht-o:/ /www.eaoav/spfewarer/lead.
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Environmental protection by January 10, 2009. Resuilts,were submitted In February 2008 and I
no detections were found for the contamlnant. ' \:.' '

associated d with service u linesand home encvlef animals re or from humn acvii
Components. When your water s een soittu r r several hours,eyo: u an minimize the
potential for lead exposure by fushaig your ause for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using
after for e drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to
have your water tested form ateion on lead n drinking water, testing methods, anrd steps you
can'take to mlntmie available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline or at i
production, mininar arming. ,

urban storm water runoff, and residential uses.
The ouresan of drinking water (both tap and water aind bottled voater) include chver lakes, whc
ststreatonds, urban servorm waer ru and and septic sys water travels over the surface f the land or

through Ratheoative contaminat dissolves, hich can be naturally occurring mineralsand, In sthe cases, radioactive and gas

production and mining activities.
In ordaterialo, and can pck up substaner s from the presePA of animalbes regulations, which limit

the amount of certain contaminants in watthat maer provided by pubbe present waterIn source water Include: systems. The Food
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Taxpayers Tired OF

Subsidizing Tobacco

By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Tobacco-related ill-
nesses cost Florida tax-
payers billions. To offset
the cost, two lawmakers
are proposing a new
state tax on every form
of tobacco, from ciga-
rettes to cigars and
snuff. Senate Finance
and Tax Committee
Chairman Thad Alt-
man, a Republican from
Melbourne, and Sen. Ted
Deutch, a Democrat
from Boca Raton, lent
their bipartisan support
to a measure that adds a
$1 per-pack surcharge to
all cigarettes and $1
per ounce for cigars
and smokeless tobac-
co products.
There is a stag-
gering cost gap that is
being subsidized by
all Florida taxpayers,.
most of whom do not
use tobacco products.
Currently Florida
only charges 34 cents a,
pack for cigarettes (47th
lowest nationwide),
while roughly speaking,
the revenue needed to
cover this gap amounts
to over $600 per family to
cover tobacco-related ill-

nesses, or at least $10 per

Several tobacco lob-
byists met with state leg-
islators recently to
explain that a better way
to generate revenue
from smokers is to im-
pose a fee on cigarette
companies like Miami's
Dosal Tobacco, that were

too small to be included
in a 1994 lawsuit against
Big Tobacco. Those com-
panies were excluded
from a resulting settle-
ment agreement in 1997
that forces Big Tobacco to
pay millions to Florida
for 25 years. Advocates
agree that the new com-
panies should pay, but not
that it should not come
in place of an increased
tax, rather it should come
in addition to an in-
creased tax. ,
Opponents state
that 22 percent of all
sales in convenience
Stores are cigarettes,
which, according to their
logic, means that if
smokers don't go in to
buy cigarettes, then
they don't buy the
Coke and they don't
buy the chips. '
Yeah, right. Has
anybody seen that turnip
Michael Curtis can be
reached at michael@


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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Madison County Carrier 9A


Cash Writini

By Taylor
The Taylor County Historical So- earning
city has released Cash Writings of for whi
Taylor County Florida. The book is a and his
compilation of letters, news articles, close sti
columns and history pieces written by of early
WT. Cash. The book was prepared by gan tea
his granddaughter-in-law, Wanda 1897, wh
Cash, of Perry. an edu
William Thomas Cash, Superin- years hi
tendent of Public Instruction for Tay- and dur
lor County, was one of the in the
highly-educated men and experienced Taylor
teachers of this part of Florida, and a 1917 to 1
citizen whose efforts in behalf of the and civ
public have been unusually fruitful, sions of
both in a private capacity and in both at Talla
houses of the State Assembly He was Hist
born near Lamont, Jefferson County, found s
Florida, July 23, 1878, a son of Ben- classics
jamin'E and Susan Mixon Case, the in modi
former of whom died May 8, 1881, the cou
when his son was only three years old. hood, hi
William Thomas Cash attended young n
school in the backwoods region, and govern
when he was only 13 years old began with his

gs of Taylor County Released

County Historical Society

: his own living in farm work,
ch he received $2 per month
board. He has always been a
udent, and in spite of his lack
y educational advantages be-
aching school in December,
Len 19 years old, and continued
cator until 1920. For some
e taught in the Perry schools,'
ring later years was a teacher
teachers department of the
County High School. From
.921, he was teacher of history
ics during the summer ses-
Sthe State College for women
hassee. .
story is his hobby, he is a pro-
tudent, a great lover of the
, and takes but little interest
ern fiction. While attending
ntry school of his neighbor-
e had as one of his teachers a
nan, who was Cary A. Hardee,.
or of Florida. In conjunction
s teaching, Mr. Cash has been

identified with newspaper work, and
was the editor and owner of The Tay-
lor County Topics in 1905; was editor
and part owner of the Taylor County
Citizen in 1906, and the Taylor County
Herald in 1911, but has not devoted
any of his time to this field of endeav-
or since 1913.
In 1909, Cash was elected to rep-
resent Taylor County in the State Leg-
islature, and was returned in 1915 and
1917, and in 1918 was elected to the
Senate from the Twelfth Senatorial
District, from which he resigned in or-
der to enter the race for his present
position in 1920, which he will hold
until 1925. He has always been very
active in democratic politics. In 1909,
he introduced the Cash Primary Bill,
and during that session and the oth-
ers in which he participated he al-
ways gave his support to legislation
on educational matters, and is a

strong believer in compulsory educa-
tion. In 1915 he took an active part in
securing legislation relative to the
fish industry, and he is an enthusias-
tic booster of the good roads move-
In 1912, Cash married Gracie
Wentworth at Shady Grove.
The Cash family lived on a beauti-
ful farm, Pine View, located two miles
from Perry. During the World War II,
Cash was chairman of the War Sav-
ings Stamp campaign, and also served
on the Community Labor Board for
Taylor County The Methodist Episco-
pal Church had in him an honored
member, and for some time he wgs a
teacher in the Sunday school connect-
ed with it.
The book is available at the Old
Bookstore in Madison or by calling
the Taylor County Historical Society
at (850) 584-4478.

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By Michael Curtis
.reene Publishing, Inc. : ;....;...; .
Standing at Washington, DC's Unlion Station, one of the most trav-.
eled railway stations in the nation, Vice President Joe Biden recently
announced that Amtrak will receive $1.3 billion in grant funding from
the recently'enacted American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)
to expand passenger rail capacity.:
"Over 28 million passengers ride Amtrak
each year. That's about 500,000 passengers a
week or 80,000 a day," said Vice President
.Biden. "For too long, we haven't made the in-
vestments we. eeded to make Amtrak as safe,
as reliable, as secure as it can be. That ends
now. The finds in the Recovery Act for Amtrak
will help create jobs and at the same time, re-
pair: and update critical needs of our nation's
infrastructure. This is the Obama Administra-
tion keeping its promise to America."
In addition to helping Amtrak achieve a
state of good repair for its critical infrastruc-
ture and assets, the projects to be funded
through the ARRA will result in tangible bene-
fits to Amtrak's passengers, including in-
creased capacity (with fewer sold-out trains),
improved operational reliability, and increased
passenger comfort and accessibility at sta-
tions. Refurbished rolling stock that is re-
turned to service may also be available for use
on new State-supported routes.
The Vice President also noted that Am-
trak's hiring for ARRA projects represents a
major investment.not just in infrastructure,
but also in the railroad's employees. As:a large
portion of Amtrak's skilled workforce nears re-
tirement.age,.workers hired for ARRA projects
will be trained and ready to step in to a long- Contatl
term role on the railroad. '
On May 9, Amtrak presents its second an-
nual National Train Day with events across the Spon o
country marking the impact of railroads on '
America's past, present and future. May was Rese
chosen for the month's special significance in s
railroad history On May 10, 1869, the golden
spikewas driven into the final tie joining the
Central Pacific and Union Pacific railways cre-
ating the nation's first transcontinental rail-
road. For. the first time east and west were
connected and America was a unified na-
tion. Yet, Amtrak's only coast to coast passen-
ger train still sets idle upon arrival in New
Orleans, failing to complete it's transcontinen-
tal route.
Madison sits on the east leg coming out of
New Orleans, heading for Jacksonville and Or-
lando. Although funding is returning to Am-
trak, local organizers ask everyone to join a
petition to support and ensure local restoration
efforts. Simply visit
Signing the petition shows support
Sfor restoration of the SunsetLimited east of
New Orleans to Jacksonville on a daily ba-
sis. Restoration of service will also increase in-
vestment in infrastructure, which will help
combat rising unemployment along the Gulf
Coast and in North Florida. To learn more
about The Sunset. Limited efforts, visit
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Wednesday, April 29, 2009



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Saturday, the/ siyxteeWth of May, two--thousard'
ain': ,4 a1nd e/ at two o'clock/ ijv the aftevnoor. AlU
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Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Madison County Carrier 11A


By Alfa Hunt
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Perhaps out of the thiee rivers of Madison
County: the Aucilla; the Withlacoochee, and the
Suwannee, none is as popular or better known than
the latter. The river had received much of its popu-
larity from the statesong, "Way Down Upon the
Suwannee River" written by Stephen Foster. .
The Suwannee River is a federally designated as
a wild river: It is the only major waterway in the
southeastern United States that is still unspoiled.
The Suwannee flows from the Okefenokee Swamp in
southern Georgia to the Gulf of Mexico on the
Florida shore. It winds for almost 266 miles through
swamps, high limestone banks, hammocks of hard-
wood, and salt marshes. It also has 55 natural
springs along the way The river's limestone out-
croppings and a drop in elevation create Florida's
only whitewater rapids at Little Shoals and Big
Shoals which are located several miles upstream
from the city of White Springs.
: Timucuan Indians were living on the banks of
the Suwannee River when the Spanish explorers
came to what is now north Florida in the 1530s. The
Suwannee River formed the boundary between the
Timucuan on the east and the Apalachee:Indians on
the west. The Timucuan Indian word "Suwani"
means Echo River. Some believe that is the origin of
the Suwannee River's name. Others say Suwannee
means River of Reeds, Deep Water, or Crooked Black
. : In the 1700s the Seminole Indians, or "wander-
ers" from the Creek tribe of Georgia were on the
Suwannee. Old logs buried deep in the river were
perhaps once parts of rafts on which they drifted
down from Georgia.

The years of the 1830s and the 1840s were con-
sidered to be the time of expansion for Madison
County and the state. This was also the era of steam-
boats, canals, and water traffic. Petitions were being
sent out to the Territorial Council and the United

States Congress asking for needed improvements to
the Aucilla and Suwannee rivers which would make
them more navigable.
The Cross-Florida Canal had already been sug-
gested and a government survey was approved in'
the spring of 1826, which would study two possible
routes. The first went up the St. Johns to-Black
Creek, across to the Santa Fe and down the Suwan-
nee to the Gulf. The second route went up the St.
Mary's river to Alligator Creek, and then made its
way to the Gulf coast. The latter route would have
been the one to cut through Madison County.
Steamboats sailed into the Suwannee once it
had become navigable.
James Tucker, who was
a native to Kentucky,
came to Florida in the
1840s and operated the
Glasgow, the first com-
mercial steamer on the
Suwannee. After Tucker
tore the bottom out by
running across shoals-
below Columbus, the
Glasgow sank. Parts -of
her were later,retrieved
and salvaged.
The steamboat
Madison, a floating
country store, was on
the Suwannee before the
Civil War. Tucker owned -
and operated the stern- ... ,
wheeler as well. He car-
ried items, which he
traded for money, cowhides, beef, tallow, chickens,
eggs, hogs, deerskins,
venison, beeswax, honey,
gum resin, lumber, cot-
ton, or any other goods
available in trade.
When the Civil War
began, Captain Tucker
raised a company of
Confederate soldiers and
took them aboard the
Madison. One night they,
slipped out frdm the
Suwannee and captured
a federal gunboat. When
Captain Tucker and his
company received or-
ders to report to Vir-
ginia, some folks asked
for the Madison to help
deliver corn. Times were
bad and the people were
starving. Captain Tuck-
. er said yes, if the people
would sink the Madison
in the Suwannee when
they were finished with
Photo Submilted her. When the river is
not too high and overflowing at White Springs, it is
still possible to see her hull.
When the Civil War ended, the Suwannee was a
hot spot for steamboats. The new designs were flat-
bottomed, had two decks, and two stacks. The pilot-


house was on top. Some were only for freight while
others had accommodations on the top deck for pas-
The steamboats traveled down the Suwannee
River to the Gulf, and then they went on to Cedar
Key, which was a thriving port fifteen miles south of
the Suwannee mouth. Some of the steamboats were
the Louisa, the David Yulee, the Belle of the Suwan-
nee, and The Three States. The last boat to operate
on the river was The City of Hawkinsville. She tied
up for the last time on the bank of Old Town not far
from the mouth of the river in 1923.
In the 1800s, the sulphur springs on the Suwan-

nee River at White Springs were being promoted 4s.
a cure for almost any ailment. Visitors came seeking
health "by swimming in the healing water." A log
hotel was eventually built beside the spring and
White Sulphur-Springs became a health.resort.
In the late 1800s, there were 14luxury hotels and
many more boarding houses to accommodate the
visitors who came by special excursion train. In
1906, the spring was enclosed with gates along with
a high coquina and concrete wall to keep the river
Among the resort's many famous visitors were
Henry Ford and Teddy Roosevelt. The resort contin-
ued to attract.visitors as late as the 1950s. Today the
original wall and gate still exist.
In the 1800s, Stephen. Foster had become Ameii-
ca's first professional songwriter. He wrote more
than 200 songs during his lifetime. While he was
working on the) "Old Folks at Home," Foster was
having immense difficulty finding the right wording
to complete a verse which joined his image of a
beautiful river and longings for family and home.
According to legend, his brother suggested the
Suwannee River after consulting a world atlas. The
words fit, and "Way down upon the Suwannee Riv-
er" made the Suwannee River famous around the
Foster never visited Florida and he never saw
the Suwannee River. For those who know the dark
waters and white limestone banks of the Suwannee,
the song is a fitting tribute to their own sense of
home. Since 1935, it has also been Florida's state

The H iWtory Of We R 1? v
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Alfa Hunt
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The. wedding band's shape rbpre-
sents an unbroken promise of love and
- commitment. Just as a circle has no be-
ginning and no end, thus, the marriage
has no end. It is believed that many past
cultures shared the same belief about
the ring,
There is another theory behind the
ring's shape. Some historians say that
the wedding ring represents two halves
coming together to form a united whole.
The earliest wedding rings were not
placed around the finger, but around the
extremities such as the ankles or wrist.
Since life expectancies were low, people
came to the conclusion that a person's
spirit could flow out of the body They of-
ten tried interesting and superstitious
practices in order to keep the spirit in-
S For example, in ancient times, hus-
bands would wrap twigs and grass
around his new wife's ankles and wrists,
believing this would prolong her life.
The Egyptians and Romans both be-
lieved a vein from the fourth finger on
the left hand lead directly to the heart.
As such, that finger seemed the most log-
ical place for the wedding band. The
practice was passed down and the fourth
Singer is now universally known as the
ring finger. Science has since disproved
the theory of the vein, but it is stillro-
mantic to think wedding rings are on a
direct path to the heart.
SArchaeologists have found refer-
ences to wedding rings among the An-
cient Egyptians' hieroglyphics. The
Egyptians shaped twigs, hemp, or plant
stems into circles and placed them on
their brides' ring fingers. The plant
rings quickly decayed or were broken
and had to be frequently replaced. The
circles represented undying love, much
as they do today Apparently they did not

represent fidelity, as many of the An-
cient Egyptians were polygamous.
Although the Ancient Romans
placed a ring on the fourth finger of
their wives' hands, the practice had little
to do with love or devotion. Wives were
considered to be a possession of their
husbands and the ring was a sign of
ownership. Ancient Roman women had
no voice in this decision; there was no
proposal. Once they were captured and
"ringed,'' they were considered married.
Centuries ago, a Turkish noble cre-
ated a unique way of ensuring that his
new bride remained faithful. He com-
missioned his jeweler to create a "puzzle
ring," a ring that is collapsible. If his
wife tried to remove her ring, the ring
would fall apart. The ring could be put
back together, but only if. she knew the
correct arrangement.
If the noble had to travel for busi-
ness or during wartime, the puzzle rings
were used to keep his wife true. Puzzle
rings are rather popular today among
the younger generation and are used as'*
wedding rings, friendship rings, or even
promise rings.
In the early days of American colo-
nization, the Puritan culture stated that
any form of adornment was wasteful
and immoral. Naturally, this meant
there were no rings. Instead, men gave
their brides thimbles as tokens of undy-
ing love and devotion. The resourceful
brides would often remove part of the
thimble, creating makeshift rings.
As time went by and rules became
looser, the move towards modern rings
began. Materials for the rings varied
throughout the years, mainly depending
on a person's financial status and the na-
tion's economy Wedding rings of the
past have been made of leather, stone,
aluminum, and metal. Today Wedding
rings are almost always made of gold,
silver, or platinum. Some people choose

alternative rings, such as titanium or
Wedding bands for husbands is a
fairly recent innovation. Throughout
history, men have been the dominant
sex, either owning wives or leading
harems. There was no need for men to be
burdened by a symbol of marriage and

All of this changed during World
War II. During the war it became fash-
ionable for soldiers to wear bands to re-
mind them of the loving wives waiting
back home. The use of wedding rings by
men increased again during the Korean
War. Today, most men wear wedding
bands regardless of whether or not they
served in the armed forces.


I -

12A Madison County Carrier

Wednesday, April 29, 2009


2009 Stewardship Week Is Themed

StDig It! The Secrets Of Sofl"

Submitted by the Soil and Water.
Conservation District
.- Madison County Soil Steward-
ship Supervisors encourage you to
'think about your personal responsi-
4ility to be a good steward of all nat-
giral resources, including soil, during
its annual Stewardship Week Cele-
bration. The National Association of
Conservation Districts (NACD) has
proclaimed April 26-May 3, 2009 as
Stewardship Week.
Soil. supports forests, wetlands,
grasslands, tundra and. aquatic
ecosystems. Soil makes up the' outer
layer of the earth's surface, it nour-
shes the plants we eat, the animals
we use for food and fiber and the
thriving underground. kingdom of
bacteria,, fungi, protozoa, earth-
worms and other microbes that are
critical to the planet's food web. Soil
directly and indirectly effects agri-
cultural production, water quality,
and climate. Thanks to the earth's
soils, most of the rainfall hitting the
planet is trapped and absorbed.
"Since the Dust Bowl lof the
i930s, the production of soil fromero-
sion and degradation has greatly in-
creased through the work of
conservation districts and our part-

ners. These conservation groups as-
sist landowners and the general pub-
lic through education and technical
assistance as to the importance of,
soil and how to properly manage it,"
says our NACD President Steve
"Soil is one of our precious nat-
ural resources that we must conserve
for the next connections to our every-
day life. Conservation districts are
working with local communities to
instill the appreciation for our natur-
al resources across America.
The Madison Soil and Water Con-
servation District is dedicated to
helping Madison County landowners
and Operators with the 'wise use of
their natural resources and help pro-
ducers. stay in compliance with the
FarmBill's highly erodible land, wet-
land and conservation compliance
provision. Without regard to race,
color, national origin, religion, sex,
marital status or handicap, there are
no charges for our informational, ed-
Sucational or technical service and as-
If you would like more informa-
tion on our programs, come by the of-
fice at 1416 US 90 East or call (850)

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, April 1,2009
Doris Newman, left, and Kathy Ellis,'right, presented a Soil Stewardship Week
proclamation to the Madison County Commission on behalf of the Soil and Wa-
ter Conservation District at the board's April 1 meeting.


Soil Stewardship Week



Whereas fertile soil and'clean water provide us with our daily sustenance, and

Whereas effective conservation practices have helped provide us a rich standard of living, and

Whereas our security depends upon healthy soil and clean water, and

Whereas stewardship calls for each person to help conserve these precious resources,

Therefore, I do hereby proclaim

April 26 to May 3, 2009

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ordered the earth to
bring ,
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Dominion over each
living thing.
To share in the blessings
of the land, sea, and air
And the Word went forth
to those far and neat
God's commands were
made to sow and to reap,
To work diligently, to
harvest and to wisely
The earth fertile and to
nourish the need
)f all God's children who
nust go forward and lead
In the stewardship of the
land against thetime
When the environment
could be doomed by
humanity's crime.
Of neglect and profit at
the expense of God's
Thus leaving the earth
ravaged beyond all
We must foresee that the
earth is niuaran'tee

To protection against our
own destructive greed
That allows a wetland to
be drained or a forest cut
to be replaced with a
highway or a high rise
God's Word must be
heeded-and learning
Must replace
Mistaken priorities to
protect the human race
From the fate that has
fallen on much of
nature's design
Careless extinction of lif
and land by the neglect
we find.
Care must be taken by
people in all the world's
To sow the seeds of
tomorrow for future
Seeds of stewardship
sown by following God's
Making human efforts a
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of the yen!

School BoardNlenlher, District;

The Family of
Madison County
High School

SFr Being Their
School Related Personnel
ofthe lYear.

,Congratulations to
SSRP of the Year,
&bokah O 'oiowaid

Becky Bishop Chosen School Related

Personnel Of The Year Winner
"Willing to go that extra mile."- Jack McClellan,
principal, Lee Elementary School
By Michael Curtis. F
Greene Publishing, Inc.
All the recipients of, the
School Related Personnel of the
Year award play a vital role in
'.keeping Madison County schools
running smoothly typically in
the face of rapidly changing de-
mands and deadlines, but often
unnoticed. A credit to how easy
they often make a very challeng-
ing situation appear, these front
line specialists are a not only key
employees, but also a blessing to ,,
the entire educational community
they serve.'i
Coming from a variety of po,- .'
sitions, including administrative
assistance, media services, food
services and transportation, these
dedicated professionals are, as
one principal put it, "Willing to go
that extra mile." In recognition of
their service, on April23, winners
from each 'district school, as well
as the district office and trans-
portation department, were pre-.
sented handsome plaques, and
praise following a tasty fried,
chicken lunch at Shelby's Restau-

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The Family, Staff & Students of
S' Madison County Excel
t .- Alternative School on Becoming
Their School Related
Personnel of the Year.

Charlotte Hammond, *.;, .:
For Being Our
Pinetta Elementary School

The F.jcully. Sta 1l Studerl:, .ndPareint'. ci
Madison County Central School

7Ter1 6Tt-ven
for Being Crir, an
Our Schorl Pelat.ed Per.ornnel.

Kenlv vHall
School Board Member /

"Congs' Ss
& Appreda'WsAII
School Related

Susie Bishop
School Board Member
District I
SCongratulates All
the SRPs of the year!

The eight winners were called
up by their respective leadership,
each of, whom shared a few memo-
ries, while heaping on some much-
deserved praise before presenting
their award. Following the indi-
vidual recognition, Superinten- Becky Bishc
dent Lou Miller presented the the Madison Coi
award for District School Related stands proudly b
Personnel of the Year to Becky district.
Bishop, secretary to the Director
of Teaching and Learning at the district office.
Julia Waldrep praised her assistant for the hon-
or, echoing the sentiment expressed by all in the
room. "Becky steps up to help so often, providing
knowledgeable and responsible help. She is so im-
portant to what we do here."
The individual recipients were as follows:

Deborah Howard Greenville Elementary
School Food services

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by
Michael Curtis, April 23, 2009
Principal Elizabeth
Hodge (right) recognizes
Betsy Crews as School
Related Personnel of the
Year for the Excel

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by
Michael Curtis, April 23, 2009 Michael Curtis, April 23, 2009

Teri Bowen move a
mountain of papers while
keeping the communica-
tions flowing smoothly at
the Central School. Prin-
cipal Sam Stalnaker said
she was jack-of-all-
trades and master of
everything her job. en-

Greenville Elemen-
tary Principal Clifford
SCooks was proud to pre-
sent Deborah Howard
her plaque for SRP of the
Year for the school.

Cynthia Thomas was
named the School Relat-
ed Personnel of the year
for Lee Elementary
School. Principal Jack
McClellan referred to the
children's book, The
School Secretary From
the Black Lagoon, to hu-
morously emphasize the
great job she does.

Greene Publishing. Inc. Photo by
Michael Curtis. April 23. 2009
Julia Waldrep (right)
presents her administra-
tive assistant, Becky
Bishop, a plaque in
recognition of being
named SRP of the Year
from the district office.

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Michael Curtis, April 23, 2009
op is named School Related Personnel of the Year for
unty School District. Superintendent Lou Miller (right)
by Bishop who all agreed was an invaluable asset to the

Cynthia Thomas Lee Elementary School --'
Front Office ,
Teri Bowen Madison County Central School
Media Services (Copy lady is my hero!)
Betsy Crews Madison County Excel School--
Front Office -
Emily Edwards Madison County High School
-Food Services
Charlotte Hammond Pinetta Elementary
School- Paraprofessional
Becky Bishop School Board Office Admin-
istrative Assistant
Cindy Coody Transportation Administra-
tive Assistant

The program bulletin also extended "special
thanks" to the following businesses and individuals
for their contributions toward the success of the
2009-10 School Related Personnel of the Year Ban-
quet: Clemons, Rutherford & Associates Inc.; Flori-
da Department of Education; Madison County
School Board; Madison County Community Bank;
and Lou Miller, superintendent.
This reporter joins the entire school communi-
ty, along with all students and parents in Madison
County, in congratulating and thanking these fine
ladies for their devotion and achievement.
Michael Curtis can be reached at michael@greene
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Pinetta Principal
Beth Moore (right) prais-
es Charlotte Hammond
for her selection as SRP
of the Year.

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by
Michael Curtis, April 23, 2009
MCHS Principal Ben
Killingsworth praised the
fine work that Emily Ed-
wards has provided for

Congratulations to the
SRP winners throughout
Madison County. We are
blessed to have wonderful
people such as yourselves!!


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High School Spring Sports

Banquet A Success

By Bryant Thigpen
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Despite the bad
weather, the Madison
County High School's
spring sports banquet
-was a special evening,
honoring student ath-
letes who made great
strides during basket-
ball season. Boys bas-
ketball (J.V." and
varsity), girls basket-
Sball (J.V and varsity)
and J.V. and varsity
cheerleaders were hon-
ored during the ban-
quet, held at the
Madison County High
School cafeteria.
Coach Eddie Richie-
opened the ceremony
with a warm welcome,
followed by prayer; led
by Rev. Marcus
Hawkins. Athletes and
guests were then served
a delicious meal, con-
sisting of grilled chick-
en, mashed potatoes,
green beans, roll, tea
and dessert. Following
the meal, Coach Richie
welcomed the special.
guest speaker,: Marcus
H; awkins started
out by saying how
thankful he was for the
opportunity to play bas-
ketball at Madison
County High School. He
began to speak of how*
different events and cir-
cumstances led him to
play basketball at a col-
lege in Dahlonega,'Ga.
(North Georgia). "I al-
ways dreamed of play-
ing college basketball,"
stated Hawkins. He
chose to play in, North
GAoia' b'Aciiie his
da th'fi h ,
"You have to realize
that you're a student
first, then athlete," he
said. He spoke of how a
student can only play
physical basketball for.
so long, before age and'
physical ailments.arise,
and then the athlete no

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Bryant Thigpen, April 15, 2009
Jakira Moore (right) was awarded Best Defensive
Player by Coach Tammy Leslie at the High School
Sports Banquet.

longer 'has the capabili- allow people in your are-
ties of playing anymore. na that won't make you
"The only thing better." He explained
you'll have to fall back that he had to choose
on is your education," who he was going to
said Hawkins. hang-around with. He
From his experi- made the decision to not
ences of playing at hang around with people
North Georgia, there who were only going to
were two things drag him down.
Hawkins learned that he He. concluded' his
shared with the, audi- speech by talking about
ence. one's purpose. "You got
S"First, Ilearned that to understand your pur-
hard work beats talent, pose to achieve your
when talent doesn't goals," said Hawkins. He
work hard,", Hawkins emphasized that one
stated. "If I had to get must have this priorities
where these guys were, in order to succeed and
where I wanted to be, I achieve goals.
had to get a worth ethic. Hawkins coached
I was the first person to basketball at Madison
show up for practice; I County High School be-
was in the gym when-the fore accepting the call to
coach said we had off," be a full-time pastor at
he stated. Shiloh Missionary Bap-
SHawkins explained tist Church.
that his hard work paid Next was the presen-
off, and he became one of ationn of awards to J.V.
Je Io .id varsity cheerlead-
teari, '~e a&rs, and the giAss and
hard work. boys basketball teams.
."The second thing I Congratulations to
learned was you have all award winning team
(attitude) what you toler- players and to the Cow-
ate," Hawkins paid. "If I boys for great season.
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Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Free Mosquito Repellant, Drinking Water, Clean Up Kits & Water Testing Kits Available

Residents of Madison County should be aware
of several safety and health tips as recovery efforts
continue throughout the county' The Madison
County and Florida Departments of Health sug-
gest the following;precautions to protect your fam-
Well water safety tips
Water from private wells in the area of flood-
ing, may be unsafe. Well water will need to be test-
"It's important for residents that use a private
well within the impacted areas to continue,to boil
their water until they have taken a sample to be
tested," said Madison County Department of
Health Administrator Kim Barnhill. "It is a simple
procedure and will rule out any possibility of con-
tamination. Kits are available in several locations
around the county."
Kits are currently available at the following lo-
Lee Volunteer Fire Department- 323 NE CR
255, Lee
Pinetta Volunteer Fire Department --509 NE
,Persimmon Drive, Pinetta
Free mosquito repellant, drinking water, clean-
up kits and well water testing kits are all available
for Madison County flood survivors. (ID required.)
Until the well water.has tested clear, all resi-
dents within the impacted area should not drink or
cook using the water. Madison County Department
of Health has confirmed a number of water sam-
ples have shown contamination, so it is important
to continue to follow 'these tips:
. If you are unsure about the impact of flooding
on your well water, either use bottled watel or
boil or disinfect all the water you use for drink-
ing, making beverages, cooking, brushing your
teeth, washing dishes, and washing areas of
the skin that have been cut or injured.
Common unscented household bleach (four to
six percent) could be used effectively as a chlo-
rine disinfectant. Add eight drops (about 1/8
teaspoon) of unscented'househgld bleach per
gallon of water, then let stand for 30 minutes,
repeating the procedure if the water is still
cloudy An alternative disinfecting method in-
volves bringing water to a rolling boil for one
minute. .
If your well has been flooded, please call Madi-
son County Health Department for inforia-
tion on how to sample your',water; at (850)
., 973-5000. select Option 6. Water testing kits fees
Shave been waived-and.can be picked-up at'the
health .department, located at 218 SW Third
Ave.; Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m..
With the amount of debris left by a flood,
Floridians working on clean-up efforts could be at
risk forsustaining injuries.
If you sustain a minor wound and have not had
a tetanus vaccination within the past 10 years, you
will need a tetanus-diphtheria or tetanus/diphthe-

Question: Iknow I have a cavity because
I see a dark hole in my tooth. It doesn't hurt at
all. Can I wait until it hurts before I get it filled?

Answer: I understand the logic. Why pay
for a filling today 'when I can put off the
expense for another day? I usually get this
question when concerns over money are the

The trouble is they apparently do not know
what their dentist knows because they have
not asked. Not all fillings are the same. The
cost of fillings varies with the size of the filling.
Small is cheap, big is expensive. Having a
tooth filled when the cavity is small is a simple
and cost effective thing to do. A simple filling
can often be done for $80-$J100. You can
*spend that much at the beauty parlor.

Letting the cavity get out of control makes it dif-
ficult to fix and much more expensive. A cav-
ity that goes too far-may require a large and
expensive filling or even a crown. If the tooth
abscesses you will be well over $1,000 to keep
the tooth. bailout to you for the week is to
go ahead and have your tooth filled. It will save
you money to get it fixed sooner than later.

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ria/pertussis (Td) or Tdap booster within five
years of last vaccination. For more information
contact the Madison County Health Department at
(850) 973-5000, teleprompt Option 4, or visit or www.FloridaDisasterorg. To
make an appointment, the main number
and select Option 6.
Injury and infection risk
If you sustain an injury, or if you come in con-
tact with any flood waters or other contaminated
items, here is a possible develop infection.
Any skin infection is,a threat, especially if caused
by bacteria or germs resistant to antibiotics such
as- a staph infection called Methicillin-resistant
Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
It is important to wear protective clothing,
shoes or gloves.
Keep all wounds covered and clean.
E Good hand hygiene is recommended.
A After contact with any contaminated items,
whether or not gloves or boots are worn, wash-
Sing your hands with soap and water or an alco-
'hol gelis a practice that should be done.
If you have an injury or wound or if you devel-
op a fever or any related wound or sore that in-
clude any redness, swelling or drainage, see a
physician or seek medical attention immedi-
First Aid for Fire Ant Bites
Rub off ants briskly, as they will attach to the
sk. in with their jaws.
Antihistamines may help.
Follow directions on packaging,
DroWsiness may occur.
A Seek immediate medical attention at an emer-
gency medical facility immediately if a sting
causes severe chest pain, nausea, severe sweat-

Following the passage of a rainstorm, you may
be experiencing difficulties with your sewage sys-
tem mnot functioning properly If you have a septic
system that operates by a dosing pump, it will not
function without electricity' You should refrain
from using water in your home as much as possible
until electricity is restored. Without the pump work-
ing, the tanks will fill and niay cause backups' of
sewage in your home. . "" .'
General precautions:
Do not let children play in floodwaters as these
waters may be contaminated by sewage.
If you live in a low-lying or flood-prone area, the
ground in your area may be saturated from
heavy rainfalls or flooding. You should use
household water as little as possible to prevent
backups of sewage into your home
What should I do if sewage backs up?
: If a sewage backup has occurred in your home,
stay out of affected areas and keep children
away If your entire home has been saturated,
abandon the home until all affected areas, in-
.cluding but not limited to carpets', rugs,
sheetrock, drywall, and baseboards, have been
thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.
If sewage has overflowed in open areas or
streets, etc., avoid these areas and keep children
out of these areas.
SIf you are having problems in areas served by
sewer systems, please'contact your utility com-
pany to insure they are aware of problems in
your area.
Hbw to clean up sewage contaminated items
and sewage spills inside your home:
1 Wear protective clothing such as rubber boots
and waterproof gloves.,
Clean walls, hard-surfaced floors; and other
household surfaces with soap and water and dis-
infect with a solution of 1/4 cup of bleach in one
gallon of water. Once cleanup is complete drf
out affected items to prevent the growth of
Do not mix ammonia cleansers with bleach, as
toxic vapors will form.
Wash all linens and clothing in hot water or dry-
clean them.
Discard Items that cannot be washed or dry-
cleaned, such as mattresses, carpeting, wall cov-
erings and upholstered'furniture.
For spills outside your home:
Contact your utility or a registered septic tank
contractor for clean up.
Minor spills requiring immediate attention may
be disinfected with regular garden lime from a
garden shop. Follow the lime container's label
instructions for personal protective equipment
Sprinkle the lime onto the spill so the spill is
dusted mostly white on the surface. If the
residue is thicker in some places use a rake to
mix the lime and the residue.
After a day, rake up the thicker residue and
place it in a trash bag for disposal with the oth-
er trash. Use a sprinkler or hose to water the
lime and residue into the soil.
Let the area dry in the sun a day before.allowing
access. If there is still white lime dust visible on
the yard, water it in until the white dust is gone.
Food safety: Preventing food-borne diseases
The Department of Health advises that individ-
uals should not eat any food that may have come
into contact with contaminated water from
Commercially prepared cans of food should not
be eaten if there is a bulging or opening on the

ing, loss of breath, serious swelling, or slurred
First responders in the flooded areas have re-_
ported an increase in mosquito levels. Madison
County DOH advises the public to remain diligent
in their protecting themselves from mosquito biteg
by following the "5 D's," which include:
Dusk and Dawn Avoid being outdoors
when mosquitoes are seeking blood. For many
species, this is during the dusk and dawn
Dress Wear clothing that covers most of
your skin.
DEET When the potential exists for expo;
sure to mosquitoes, repellents containing
DEET (N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide, or N,N-di!
ethyl-3-methylbenzamide) are recommended.
Picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, and IR3535
are other repellent options. If additional pro-
tection is necessary, a permethrin repellent
can be applied directly to your clothing. Again,
always follow the manufacturer's directions.
Drainage Check around your home to rid
the area of standing water, which is where
mosquitoes can lay their eggs.
Preventing Rodent Infestation:
Surviving rodents often relocate to new areas
in search of food, water and shelter.
Removing food sources, watei and items that
provide shelter for rodents is the best way to
prevent contact.with rodents.
Dispose of garbage on a frequent and regular
basis inside and outside of the home.
Thoroughly clean areas with signs of rodent
activity to reduce the likelihood of exposure to
germs and disease.

can or the screw caps, soda pop bottle tops or
Undamaged, commercially canned foods can be,
saved if you remove the labels and then disin-
fect the cans in a bleach solution. Use 1/4 cup of
bleach in one gallon of water; re-label the cans
including expiration. date and type of food. AS-
su~e.that home-canned food is unsafe.
i Irnffts shouldbTe-ed ,"oyly pre-mixed canned
baby formula. Do not use powdered formulas
prepared with treated water. Use boiled water
when preparing formula.
Frozen and refrigerated foods can be unsafe af-
ter a flood or power outage. When the power is
out, refrigerators will keep foods cdol for only
about four hours. Thawed and refrigerated
foods should be thrown out after four hours.
Sanitation and Hygiene: Preventing
waterborne illness
Basic hygiene is very important during a flood-
ing event. Always. wash your hands, with soap
and water that has been boiled or disinfected be-
'fore eating, after toilet use, after participating in
cleanup activities and after handling articles
contaminated by floodwater or sewage.
SFlooding may mean that water contains fecal
matter from sewage systems, agricultural and
industrial waste and septic tanks. If you have
open cuts or sores exposed to the floodwater,
keep them as clean as possible by washing them
with soap and disinfected or boiled water. Apply
antibiotic ointment to reduce the risk of infec-
tion. If a wound or sore develops redness,_
swelling or drainage, see a physician.
.'Again, do not allow children to play in floodwa-;
ter. They can be exposed to water contaminated with}
fecal matter. Db not allow children to play with toys
that have been in floodwater until the toys have been
disinfected. Be sure to use 1/4 cup of bleach in one'
gallon of water to disinfect toys and other item.
For further information, please contact the Madi-:
son County Health Department at (850) 973-5000 or,
visit or www.Floridadisasterorg.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Madison County Carrier 5B



By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
In talking-with people who mil
be contemplating suicide, it is m
important to listen first, and lis
well. Then there's what not to
Don't just tell a suicidal person
"cheer up. things will get better." or
fer advice without hearing the p
son's full story.
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worst thing to do is to dismiss suici,
feelings with casual reassuran
which just emphasizes the lack of
derstanding for the pain the person
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their suicidal thoughts is the first st
to healing.
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suicide with people who are strip




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agree others should give the person
chance to talk about wanting to d
and wanting to live before helpi
them decide to live. Many technique
can also be used by friends and fami
to assess whether a loved one is at
rious risk of suicide.
More Americans about 30,0
- kill themselves each year, which
more than the number who are mi
dered each year. Suicide is the 11
leading cause of death in the Unit
States, and occurs at even higher rat
among certain age groups. The tw
groups at highest risk for suicide a
young people between-the ages of
and 24, and single men over the age

65. Other groups are seeing their sui-
cide numbers rise, as well. Suicide is
ght therefore becoming a public health
ost epidemic. There is even concern in the
ten Army about the. increase in suicides
do: among active Army personnel.
to It can be tricky to assess whether
of- someone is at serious risk for suicide;
)er- Besides the higher-risk age groups,
there are certain factors that can
:he make suicide more likely. They in-
dal clude:
ce. 0 Depression and other mental ill-
un- nesses, including schizophrenia,
I is panic and anxiety disorder, bipo-
lar disorder, and borderline per-
)ut sonality disorder.
tep 0 Substance abuse.
Pre-menstrual and post-childbirth
)ut times for women.
ug- 0 Life changes, such as divorce, a re-
ith cent death of a loved one or a re-
e cent humiliation.
ts 0 Financial problems.
re- 0 Health problems.
be- 0 Unemployment, and belonging to
it a higher-risk occupation, such as
hat police officer musician, dentist,
ne physician, lawyer, or insurance
r agent.
s, A history of previous suicide at-
be- tempts: those who have attempted
t's suicide before are more likely to
rts succeed the next time.
ia If people "cry wolf" or make what
lie we call a "suicide gesture,"' that needs
ng to be taken very seriously Even if the
ies first attempt isn't serious, according
ily to support groups, those people are at
se- higher risk. To elicit the most helpful
information, it is advised to adopt an
)00 attitude of "gentle assumption," as-
is suming that they may already have
ir- thought about a plan.
th Instead of being shocked, ask
ed things such as. "In what ways have
es you thought of killing yourself?" Gen-
vo tly assume a specific behavior: After
re using active listening, and hearing the
15 story; try to engage the person as a col-
of laboratory in getting help. Ask the per-
son what has helped in

the past, what reasons
he or she has to go on liv-
ing, and what options
*are available. Then con-
sider the next steps.
Fihst, make sure the
person isn't alone, and
doesn't have access to
easy means of suicide.
Ask if they have access
to drugs and firearms; 92
percent of teen suicides
are by guns.
Next, decide what
help the person is will-
ing to accept, and what
other people should be
involved, including
physicians, counselors

and the police. And it's important not
to make promises of confidentiality.
Moreover, never promise not to tell
anyone, because what if the informa-
tion is, "I just bought a gun"?-
Medical counselors suggest telling
patients that they need to let helpers

use good judgment about what to do
with the information they share with
me. More resources can be found at 1-
800-273-TALK (8255), the National Sui-
cide Prevention Lifeline.
Michael Curtis can be reached at

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

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Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, April 13, 2009
The Billy Killingsworth Toyota Team from Jack-
sonville finished second in the tournament. Pictured
left to right are Jones, Murray, Yeoman and Billy

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, April 13, 2009
Billy Hart, Bill Hart, Steve Hart and Rhonda Hart
Hutto, pictured from left to right, won first place in
the Gator Club golf tournament.

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, April 13, 2009
Billy Sullivan, Larry Olive, Junior Barrs and Alan
Sowell, pictured left to right, had a great time playing
in the Gator Club golf tournament.

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, April 13, 2009
John Haire, Stan Garrett, Tom Tuckey and Bob
Hannah, pictured left to right, represented Progress
Energy in the golf tournament.

The team of John Sirmon, Gary Williams, Bruce
Thames and Ben Killingsworth, pictured left to right,
competed in the Gator Club golf tournament.

Congratulations to all participants
and winners at the Sheriffs Boy's
Ranch Golf Tournament

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Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, April 13, 2009'
The team of Rex and Connie French, Austin GayT "
lard and Pat Thompson, pictured left to right, won
third place in the Gator Club golf tournament.

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, April 13, 2009 .
Ed James, Mike Norfleet, Bill Gunnels and Sam-
my Hicks played on the Capital City Bank team dur-1
ing the tournament.

Hart Famii Wins Gator luo.

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reene s, MikhQ, Ganc. -
The Hart family team won the annual Gator Clubj
golf tournament'played Monday, April 13, at the'I
Madison Country Club. -
Team member Rhonda Hutto got the closest toa
the pin on hole iumber eight and was awarded a
dozen golf balls.
The team was composed of Billy Hart, Bill Hart,L
Steve Hart and Rhonda Hart .Hutto. They received&
$400, or $100 a player.
The second place team of Jones, Murray, Yeo-i'
man, and Billy Killingsworth won second place in the:
annual Gator Club tournament. The team is from;
Jacksonville and was sponsored by Billy,-
Killingsworth Toyota of Jacksonville. They received' '-."
$200 or $50 a player.
Rex French; Connie French, Austin Gaylard andk
Pat Thompson took third place in the tournament,
They each received a dozen golf balls.
Alan Sowell, who played on a team with Billy Sul-;
livan, Larry Olive and Junior Barrs, hit the ball clos-:
est to the pin on hole, number three. He received a.
dozen golf balls for his drive;
Billy Killingsworth had the longest drive and ..
also received a dozen golf balls. '
S The Progress Ehergy team of Tom Tuckey, Bob
Haainah, Stan Garrett and John Haire also competed,
in the tournament.
The Capital City Bank team of Ed James, Mike "
Norfleet, Bill Gunnels and Sammy Hicks competed ii
the tournament. .
Another team, consisting of John Sirmon, Gary:
Williams, Bruce Thames and Ben Killingsworth also .
played in the tournament.
"We made enough money to send at least three'
kids to the University of Florida," B.F Killingsworth,e
who.helped coordinate-the tournament said: "An i
Gators can also send donations to the Madison Gator2
Club, P.O. Box 1108, Madison, FL32341. All donations:.
are appreciated and go for scholarships."
Those who sponsored teams' in the tournament-
included: Progress Energy, Billy Killingsworth Toy-: .
ota, Tom Stone, Johnson & Johnson, Citizens State-. '
Bank, Clemons, Rutherford & Associates, Capital:
City Bank, Madison County Community Bank and:
Jimbob Printing. .
North Florida Pharmacy, Mary Ann Sanders andi:
Odiorne Insurance sponsored games during the tour-c; I
nament. '
Nestle and Coca-Cola furnished drinks for the',:
tournament and everyone enjoyed great food during, .
before and after it. '
The tournament is played each April to raised
money for scholarships for students hoping to attend:
the University of Florida.

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Madison County Carrier 7B

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The team of Brian Sanderson, left, Trent Ragans, Photo Submitted
right, and Evan Schnitker and Chris Day won the Steye Buckles, Mill Penny, Melanie Becker, and
fourth annual Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches Golf Brad Klees, pictured left to right, were runners-up in
To'urriament., the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches Golf Tournament.




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Randy McPherson joyed fun family time on the golf course during the fourth annual Florida Sher-
gets set to tee off. iffs Youth Ranches Golf Tournament.

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-' Karen Stewart and Geri Bucher are shown on a
Golf cart during the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches
' golf tournament.

Photo Submitted
Mark Hicks, passenger, and Lee Cherry, driver,
pause for a photo during the golf tournament.

Photo Submitted
From left to right: Doug Haskell, Bobby Haskell,
Brad Johnson and Jamie Groover get ready to play

Ben Stewart, left, presents a check to Roger
Bouchard, president of the Florida Sheriffs Youth
Ranches, on behalf of the'players during the golf

Conrad C. Bishop Jr.

Bishop Firm

Perry, FL. 850-584-6113
Proud Supporter of the
Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranch Tournament
anid the Gator Club Tournament

Madisonounty Sheriff Offie Hosts Golf Tournament

S The Madison Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office host-
ed its fourth annual
Florida Sheriff's Youth
Ranches Golf Tourna-
Sment at the, Madisoni
SCountry Club on Friday,
April 10. Even through
Sthe tasks of dealing
Switch major flooding,
along with the Withla-
- coochee River and
Suwannee River, Sheriff
SBen Stewart and the de-
partment helped 67
4 golfers raise almost
S$%,000 to benefit the chil-
Sdren of the Florida
'S Sheriffs Youth Ranches.
The Youth Ranches offer
Homes, food, education
and direction for many
young people who are ei-
Sther abandoned or neg-
locted, helping them*
Become productive citi-
Szens. Golfers from all
cer the Big Bend and
gouth Georgia partici-
Sr ated.
The overall winners
were Evan Schnitker,
tent Ragans, Chris
Slay and Brian Sander-
Ssn. Runners-up were

Melanie .Becker (Em-
barq External Affairs),
Steve Buckles, Mill Pen-
ny and Brad Klees.
The sponsors who
donated money, door
prizes, food or advertis-
ing are as follows:
Gold Sponsors (do-
nating $750): Progress
Energy, Aaron's, and
Brad Bashaw.
Silver Sponsors (do-
nating $350): Florida
Woodlands, McCrim-
mon's Office Supply, In-

gall's United Services,
Willis of North Ameri-
ca-Hunt Insurance
Group, and Winn-Dixie.
Team Sponsors (do-
nating $200): Jayson's
Heating and Air, John-
son & Johnson, Frances
Ginn, Jada Williams,
First Communications
of Thomasville, Madi-
son County Community
Bank, Embarq, USA
Software, Davis Schnitk-
er Reeves & Browning,
PA, Harris Farms, and

Bronze Sponsors
(donating $50): J.B.
Davis, Jr., Allen Norton
& Blue PA, Morrow In-
surance Group, Madi-
son Cleaners, Scott
Webb Welding Service,
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Wednesday, April 29, 2004


By Bryrant Thigpen
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Madison County
High School is gearing
up for what is slated to
be one'of the most excit-
ing events of the year:
the high school prom.



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This year's prom will be
held on Saturday, May 2,
with the theme set as
"Spring in Paris."
Prom is one of those
things that is treasured
by one, believed to be as
memorable as the gradu-
atioh ceremony. The
guys dress up in tuxedos
or top-notch suits, girls
in fine attire, and they
. make their way to the
high school gym for an
unbelievable night with
friends, and for some,:
Picking the. right
restaurant is a tough de-
cision in making prom
the perfect night. For
major upscale restau-
rants, reservations must
be made at .least two
weeks in advance. Some
restaurants may require
reservations, so it's best
to have /everything
arranged irradvance.
Before dates take off ,
and begin the evening's
activities, they need td
select a photographer to
capture the perfect shots

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as they are dressed in
evening attire. Prom is a
night to be treasured the
rest of one's life, and the
best way to remember it
is with pictures. i
The Senior Prom

will be an unforgettable
night, but a lot of plan-
ning is involved in mak-
ing the night special. Be
sure and plan ahead, and
make the right decisions
are made.

Jana Musgrove:

New Greenville

Elementary Secretary

Madison High School Prom

Set For May 2


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"Prom was awesome. My date Samantha
(who is my wife now) and I ate at Charlie Trip-
pers in Valdosta, Ga., and it was a great place.
Then we left for Prom, and spent the rest of the
evening with our friends at the high school."
-Bryant Thigpen
"Prom was like a family thing for me. We
always ate at a family cookout before prom.
Prom always fell the weekend of my birthday,
so we celebrated my birthday and prom at the
same time." -Devin Kelly Thompson
"It was great. It was senior prom! The
theme was 'Enchanted, Garden,' I went with
Kris James and we went to the Silver Slipper in
Tallahassee. They have really good food and a
good atmosphere." -Allie Smith
"I went to prom in 2001, with, who, at the
time, was my girlfriend, Alison. After prom, we
went to Red Lobster in Valdosta, Ga. Prom was
a 'good time to get dressed up and spend the
evening with my date. We had a lot of fun tak-
ing pictures and hanging out with friends."
-Tommy Thigpen

"I really enjoyed Senior Prom at Jefferson
County High School in 1982. We had a Hawaiian
theme, and it was a great night with friends.
My advice to any gentleman is to pick a conser-
vative tux because years later you don't want to
look back and see yourself in a picture with a
powder blue tux on!" -Jacob Bembrv
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Madison County Carrier 9B

1. Egg on
5. Pivot
9. Relating to a hair
14. _- line (major
axis of an
elliptical orbit)
15. Look at with
16. "Gladiator"
17. Stage at which a
substance will
receive no more
of another
20. "All My Children"
21. Washes
22. Duration
25. "I do," for one
26. Any port in a
28. Extinguish
32. Enumeration
37. Water wheel with
buckets attached
tothe rim
38. In'a self-indulgent
41. Fry quickly in a

little fat
42. Berate
43. Barely gets, with
44. Brilliantly colored
terrestrial birds
with short wings .
and tail and stout
46. Family head
47. All together
53. Very thin slices
58. Fits
59. Sexists
62. Liquid excretory
63. Beethoven's
64.. One of the two
main branches of
orthodox Islam
65. Give a shine to
66. "Our Time in_"
(10,000 Maniacs
67. Baby
1. Some are inert.
2. Eyeball benders
3. Buzzing
4. Devil
5. Marienbad, for one

6. Affranchise
7. Obtained from
8.. Come about
9. Fruit with yellow
10. "Pumping "
11. Island rings
12. Author Rice
13. "Darn it all!"
18. Backstabber
19. Advertising sign
23. Wild goose
having white adult
24. Dispassionate
27. Safe place
28. Lady of Lisbon
29. Song and dance,
30. Fish sperm
31. British system of.
withholding tax
32. "_ quam videri"
(North Carolina's
33. Heavy,
durable I
furniture 6
wood .
34. Game name
35. New newts -
36. 20-20, e.g. .

37. Colo. neighbor
39. When repeated,
like some shows
40. F.B.I. operative
44. "Fiddlesticks!"
45. Hereditary
46. Cubes
48. "Gee whiz!"
49. To take to graze
or pasture
50. Bar offering
51. Arrive, as
52. English exam
finale, often
53. Like a stuffed
54. Benjamin Disraeli,
55. History Muse
56. Addition column
57. Produced without
vibration of the
vocal cords
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Greenville Pointe


1,2 & 3 BR HC & non-
HC accessible apts.
Rental assistance may be
available. HUD vouchers
accepted. Call 850-948-
3056. TDD/TTY 711.
192 NW Greenville
Pointe Trail, Greenville,
FL 32331.
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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

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

Madison Heights
1,2,3 & 4 bedroom apts.
Section 8 Housing designed
for low income fanulies
S.-S0 SW Burngardner Dr. ..
* Tradison. FL
Phone 850-973-4290
TDD 1-800-545-1833
ext. 485
Equal Housing
3Bed/ 2 Bth Mobile Home for
rent in great neighborhood off
County Camp Rd in Madison.
HUD %ouchers accepted. Security
deposit required. Contact Amy
Brasby at 407-616-2637 or 321-
Downtown 1BR/1BA apart-'
ment. Newly renovated. $450
Super mth. Call 567-1-52340
House for Rent,
in Greenville, FL
(near elementary school).
All Electric, Newly remod-
eled'3 bedrooms, 1 bath
$575/mo. I st & security de-
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Vouchers Accepted
Call.850-973-7349 or
Neat 3 BR Home
in Quiet Country Setting.
Partially remodeled. No Pets
$525/ mth. Deposit required.
85-929-4584. Leave Message

3Bed/.2Btih home in private quiet
compound. 1900 sq ft sunroom,
cathedral ceiLngs. full' furnished
kitchen, W/D, carport..
Adult family only. No pets.
$790 mo.+ dep. Credit check.
Call 850-948-444

3 Bed/ 2 Bth
SW Mobile Home
on CR 14 (16 mi. from
Madison and '
18 mi. from Perry)
Call 850-948-6733

House for Rent
2Bed/1 Bth. Great neighbor-
hood. Within city limits.
.$500mth. 1st and last mths
rent due. Security deposit re-
quired. 673-9425
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

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

Clean 'ts new. Two story, 3 Bd
Rm 2.3 barhe, formal LR &DR.:
1705 Sq. Ft. New Kitchen,
Range, Ref. D/W, G/D. Oak
Floor down stairs, Heart Pine
up stairs. 2 Central H&A. Yard
Maint. included. ADULT FAM-
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Shelby Ave. Madison. Call
George 973-8583 or 557-0994.

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

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.(Behind Ed-
die's Drycleaners on Bay
Street.) HUD Accepted.
Call 305-742-0282
2BR/ 1BA Apartment.
Great room. Includes Yard
Wk. Between college
and Downtown.
$600 mth + $300 Deposit.
Call 850-524-2093
3 BR/ 1BA House for Rent
$400 per mth +.deposit.
Call 386-697-3740

House For Rent:
4BR/2 BA (with 2 Living
Rooms) $650 per rmth.
Call Nika at 850-673-1113
Apartment For Rent:
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Call Nika at 850-673-1113

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CASE NO. 08-565-
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Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judg-
ment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuif Court of
Madison Countn.Florida. I will sell the property situate in Madison County,
Florida, described as:
Start at Northwest corner of Northeast quarter (NE 14) of Section 33,
To% ship I North, Range 9 East, Madison County, Florida, and run South 6.7
feel %eml along forty line 330 feet to concrete monument on edge of Anderson
Pond thence North 60 degrees 46.2 East 156.5 feet to edge of a cul de sac (with
radius of 50 feet and centerpoint North 60 degrees 46.2 East 50 feet); thence
along radius of cul de sac Soulheaslerl. through central angle of 57 degree, 35'
48.4" and an arc distance of 50.26 feel I and of cul de sac at South side of a 6i)
foot aide street; thence South 33 degrees 41.8' East along side of street 423 feet
to PC of a curve with Delta angle of 19 degrees 08' 30" and centerline radius
of 297.04 feel': thence Soulheasterl, along arc of curve to Ieft409.08 feet and
through a central angle if l19 digre.s 116' 36" to PT of curve; thence South 52
degrees 48.4 East along South side of a 61 foot street 173.2 feet to PC of a curve
(with Delta angle of 13 degrees 25' 48"and centerline radius of 424.67 feet);
thence along street Southeasturis along arc of a curie io righl 92.50 Teel and
through a central angle of 13 degrees ?2' 48" to PT ol curie: thence along ,sreet
South 39 degrees 22.6' Cast 242 feel to PC of curse riith Delta angle of 19 de-
grees 24' 39" and centerline radius of 292.36 feel: Ihence along sItrel South.
easlerl) along arc of curse to right 88.68 feel and through a central angle of 19
degrees 24' 30" to PT of curse and point of beginning of Lot 6: thence South 19
degrees 58' Easi along streel 16.45 feel: thence South 71 degrees 02' %%tei 2?5
feel; theme North 19 degrees 58' Vest 50 feel thence North 7li degree 13' 43"
\Vesi 20.33 feel: thence North 50 degrees 37.4' Ea-I 35.12 feel: thence North 71)
degrees 112' East 224.54 feet to South side of siilt/thence along street South-
easierlh along arc of curse iith Delta angle of 19 degrees 24' 3J0" and tenteri-
int radius of 292.36 feelI 59.05 feel and through a central angle of 12 degree.
53' 44.5" to PT of curse and point of beginning of Lot 6. containing 11.4 acre-.
more or Iks. and being pan of said Northea'si quarter NE 1/41.
.lso the following street basementt for ingress and egress:
Start at ihe Northwesi corner of Northeast quarter INTl l4i of Section
33, Township I North, Range 9 East; IMadion Count). Florida, and run South
6.7' HWel along furti line 330 feel to concrete monument on edge ol fndteren
Pond; thence North 611 degrees 46.2' East 2116.5 feel to center poini of cul de sac
with 50 foot radius at beginning of herein described rtreel easement: thence
South 33 dtgrees 41.8' East I) letl to end of cul de sac and beginning of ecn-
terlineof herein described 601 ool street: thence continue South 33 degrees 41.8'
East along centerline 423 feet to PC of cure to l efI sth Delta angle of 19 de-
grees 116.6' radius of 297.04 feet: tangent of 5U feel: thence along the cenlerline
curse 99.07 feet and through a central angle 19 degrees 16 6'.1o PT of curse:
thence South 52 degnts 48.4' East 173.2 feel along centirline to PC ol curis
loright aith Della angle of 13 degrees 25' 48". rddius of 424.67 feel. tangent of
50 fIeet: thence along centerline urne 99 54 feel and through a central angle of
13 degrees 25' 48" to PT ofcurse: thence South 39 degrees 22.6' East along cen-
terline 242.0 feet to PC ofcurae to right angle faith Delta angle of 19degree, 24'
30". radius of 292.36 kee. tangent of 15 feet. thence along ctniariine cure ')9.ul4
feel and through a central angle of 19 degrees 24' 30" 1. PT of curse: thence
South 19degrn-. 58' East along cntlerline 166.45 feet to PC of cure to left with
Delta angle of 25 degrees 23.5' radius of 221.94 feet. tangent of 5il fetl: thence
along -nlterlnme curie 98.358 feet and through tenrral angle of 25 degrees 23.5
to PT of curse: thence South 45 degrees 21.5' East along centerline IUU feel to
end of rtre t easement at Teasl right-of-wa) Ine rof State Road 14. 50 f(et from
centerline. thereof. containing 2.2 acre,. more or Iles. and being part ol aid
Northeast quarter INE 141.
185 S16 nderson Pond Way
Madison. FL 32340
at public sale, to the highest and best bidder. for cash. the retl front
doorstep, of Ihe Madison Count) Courthouse. 101 South Range Siret, Nladi-
son. Florida 32340 at 11 :U0 a.m.. on Ma) 14, 20119.

Any person claiming an inletrest in the surplus from the sale. if an) olh-
'r than the property) owner as of the date of the is pendens. must file a claim
within 60 da iiafter the sale.
Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 17 day of April, 2009.


B Ramona Dickinson
Deputy Clerk
Law Offices of DanielC. Consuegra .
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa. FL 33619-1326
Phone: S13-915-8661
Antorney for Plaintiff
In accordance uilh the meriian with DiLabililies \cl of 19911. persons
needing a -pecial accommodation to participate in this proceeding should con-
tact the AS Coordinalor no laler than scnen 171da!s prior to the proceeding-.
If hearing impaired, please call 81)0 955-9771 i TDDI or l800955-8770 ioite i.
'ia Florida
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CASE NO.: 2008-359-CA

VS ,
NO'TIC E IS G IVEN, that under a Final Judgment of Foreclosure of Septem-
ber 16. 2111)8. in the above-styled 'cause, I will sell to the highest and best bid-
dir for cash at the front door of the Madison County Courthouse, Madison,
Florida at 11:00 a.m. on MAY 14, 2009, the following described property:
Lot No. 5 Arrowhead, an unrecorded subdivision, parcel as more particularly
described as follows: A portion of Section 31, Township 3 North, Range 10
Kast, being more particular] v described as follows;
Commence at the Southeast corner of the West Half W 1/2) of the South-west
Quarter (S\ 1/4) of the Southeast Quarter (SE 1/4) of said Section 31; thence
North 00'03'08" West along the East line of said W 1/2 of SW 1/4 of SE 1/4 a
distance of 671.64 feet to the Southeast comer of the W 1/2 of N 1/4 of SW 1/4
of SE 1/4 of said Section 31; thence North 89052'41" West along the South line
of'said W 1/2 of N 1/2 of SW 1/4 of SE 1/4 a distance of 231.00 feec 10 the
appi.osim:irc cc-ilcrli'ne of pa'ed coun road: thence North 05'21'48" West
alone adid cenlerline a dance of 499.25 feet. rhence North 0446'06" West
along said conermtn a disiance of 311.75 feel: thence North 03*40'19" West
along cenlerlint a distance of 196.53 Ieel lo ihe Southeasl comer and
POINT OF BEGINNING of the'following described parcel; thence North
89'52'41" West a distance of 931.59 feet; thence North 0227'56" West a dis-
tance of 235.08 feet; thence South 89052'41" East a distance of 926.63
feet to said centfrlinc; thence South 0340'19" East along said centerline a dis-
tance of 235.36 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Containing 5.01 acres,
more or less. Density Exception: 04-BH-36 SUBJE,CT TO an easement for
ingres; and egress. l) ing in a portion of Secrion 31. Township 3 North, Range
lu East. being more particularly described as follows:
Commence at the Slulheasl comer of the Hall i% Vzl of the Southwest
Quarter i\ li/ m l the Soulheast Quarter ISE 1/4 of said Section 31 thence
North niil 03'l18" \s along the Ltheas line of said \\ 1/2 of SW 1 /4 of SE 1/4 a
distance ol 671.h4 kfild t the Southeast comer of the % 1/2 of N 1/2 ofN5 1/4
ofSE 1/4 of said Section 31. thence North 89 52'41" vesl along the South line
of said V. 1/2 of N 1/2 ol Snf 1/4 of SE 1/4 a distance of 231.00 feel to the ap-
proximate centerlineof a pajed count} road: thence North 05:21'48" West
along said centerline a diltancc of 499.25 feet: thence North 04 46'06" %esl
along said centerline a distance of 311.75 feel: thence North 03 40'19" %esl
along said centerline a distance of 381.89 fet to the POINT OF BEGINNING
of the following deicnbed easement: thence North 46'46'30" est a distance
of 73.1)1 fIe:lhence North 89 52'41" \\est a distance of 898.51 feel; thence
North 31, 51i'l)" \wcsl a distance of 54.93 feet: thence South 89:52'41" Easta
ditanc of 923."'F feet; Ihlenc North 43:34'(.5" East an distance of 68.77 fert
Srosaid cerrerline; thenceSouth il. 36 16 East along said cenlerline a d-
lance of 32.13 feel: thence South 11341I'19" Easl along said centerline a dis-
lance of 115.1ll 1eet to the. POINT OF BEGINNING.
SUBJECT TO existing county road right of ways.
Said lands situate, lying and being in Madison County, Florida.
ALSO SUBJECT TO Declaration of Restrictions and Protective Covenants as
recorded in theofficial records of-Madison County in Book 743 pages 296-297.
ALSO SUBJECT TO a utility easement recorded in the official records of
Madison County in Book 743 page 295.
TOGETHER WITH all the tenements, hereditaments, and appurtenances
Iherel, belonging or in an)y ise appertanmmg.
,LSO( SUBJECT TO lien of ad salorem maxes accruing after December 31,
2004: listingg road rights-of-au) and utility easemnts ofrecord: or in visible
usc and exi-lence: and min ral rights and resent ationsowsned by third parties.
Said lands situate, lying and being in Madison County, Florida.
Lot No. 4 Arrowhead, an unrecorded subdivision, parcel as more particularly
described as follows: A portion of Section 31, Township 3 North, Range 10
East being more particularly described as folloas:Commence at the South-
east comer of the \\Lst Half i% 1/21 of the Southwes Quarter ISW U/4Iofthe
Soutlhtasi Quarter ISE 1/41 of said Section 31; thence North 00:03'08" West
aling the Eals line ofl aid WI'l'2 of S%\ 1/4 of ST. 1/4 a distance of 671.64 feet
to the Soulheasl comer of the t 1/2 of NM 112 ofS / 1/4 of SE 1/4 of said
Section 31: thence North 89'52'41'" West along the South line of said %V 1/2 of
N 1Q2 of 5; 1/4 of SE 1/4 a distance of 231-00 feet to the approximate cen-
terime ol a paid count road: thence North 05 21'48" WLesi along said cen-
Itrline a distance of 499.25 feet; thence Norrh 04a46'06" West along said
centerline a distance of 272.98 feet to the Southeast comer and POINT OF BE-
GINNING of the following described parcel; thence Noith 8951'41" West a
distance of 928.09 feet; thence North 0442'06' West a distance of 235.57 feet;
thence South 8962'4l" East a distance of 931.59 feet to said centerline; thence
South 03*40'19" Easl along -aid centerline a distance of,196-53 feet; thence
South .1'46'06" East along said centerline a distance of 38.77 feet to the
POINT OF BEGINNING. Containing 501 acres, more or less. Density Ex-
ception: 1-4.BH-35
SUBJEC I TO bexsting count) road rights of way.
Said lands situate. thing and being in Madison County, Florida.
SLIBIECT TO those rtitriclions and protective covenants more particularly
described in OR Book 743 Pages 296 through 297 of the official records of
Madison County Florida:
SUBJECT TO an casement for utilities as more particularly described in OR
Book 743 Page 295 of the official records of Madison County Florida.
TOGETHER WITH all the tenements, hereditaments, and appurtenances
thereto'belonging or in anywise appertaining.
ALSO SUBJECT TO lien of ad valorem taxes accruing after December 31,
2004: i sisling road right-of-" a)
NOtICE OF FORECLOSLRE SAJLE PAGE land utnlit) raiments of record,
or in ,sibl user.and existence; and mineral rights and resenations owTned by
third parties.
If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order
to participate in fhis proceeding, YOU are entitled, at no cost to you, to the
provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrator at
(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 71L
Dated April 15, 2009
TIM SANDERS, Clerk of the Court
BY: April Herring, Deputy Clerk
Post Office Drawer 450
Madison, Florida 32341
Telephone (850) 973-4007
Facsimile (850) 973-8495
Florida Bar No.: 133856
Attorney for Plaintiff

Under the Authority of the Self-Service Storage Facility Act, Section 83.805,
the described below has been seized for nonpayment of rent another ac-
cruedexpenses. Property consists primarily of household & personal goods in
units rented by: Terri Butler. The property will be spld at auction to the high-
est bidder as provided by the Self-Storage Facility Act, Section 83.806. The sale
will be held Saturday May 2, 2009 at 9:00 A.M., at the Madison Mini Storage,
1098 E, U.S. 90, in Madison, Florida. For further information call 973-6246.

Auctions MAY 5 And MA
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Notice is hereby given that the Board of County Commissioners of Madison
County, Florida will be accepting sealed bids for the following:
Furnishing all needed materials, equipment, labor and supervision to: Re-
move two (2) existing underground fuel storage tanks and other fueling sys-
tem components, replacing and upgrading the entire fuel system in
accordance with all rules and regulations of the Florida Department of Envi-
ronmental Protection (FDEP) and any other laws that apply and known as
Project Number 2009 06.
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-
WILL NOT BE OPENED OR CONSIDERED. Sealed bids must be clearly
marked as a sealed bid and the project number must be printed on the outside
of the front of the bid envelope as follows: Replacing and Upgrading Fuel
System Known as Project Number 2009 06.
Bid Specifications, as well as other pertinent documents, may be obtained
from the Madison County Public Works/Road Department office located at
2060 NE Rocky Ford Road (C-591), 2 miles north of Madison, telephone #
850-973-2156, beginning Wednesday, April 29, 2009. Each contractor interest-
ed in bidding this project is strongly urged to visit the project location prior to
submitting a bid. Copies of Specifications will be available for inspection at the
County Commission Office during regular office hours beginning on April 29,
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, May 19,2009 after which all-bids
will be available for public inspection. Award by the Board of County Com-
missioners is scheduled for Wednesday, June 3, 2009. and all vendors will be
n,,tilit d in % riling of the successful bidder.
4/29, 5/1, 5/6, 5/8


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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

featured creature

Largemouth bass are amazing fish
* Late summer and fall provide
some of the best freshwater fishing
Awl-Ip IF

By FWC Staff
When a male largemouth bass prepares
a spawning bed and the female lays her
eggs, the pair typically produces 5,000
- 10,000 fertilized eggs, and it may hap-
pen multiple times during the breeding
season that starts in the springtime.
The male protects the eggs until they
hatch two to four days later, then the
young fish or fry live off yolk sac for a
couple of weeks, after which they start
feeding on microscopic animals. The
male continues protecting the fry until
they reach about an inch long, and they
start eating other fish including their
own brothers and sisters. They can eat
fish half as large as their own bodies, but
they also eat insects, frogs, crayfish and
shrimp among other things.
Over a spawning season, a big'female
largemouth bass can produce 100,000
eggs, but only two of them have to sur-
vive long enough to become adults and
to breed to keep, the population stable.
That takes two to four years in the wild.
Bass survive by taking advantage of
their keen senses of sight, smell, taste,
hearing and touch, plus a lateral line that
enables them to detect motion in the wa-
ter around them. That helps them catch
food, even when they can't see well.
They can see colors and contrasts.
They seem to like reds and whites in
shallows water, and:anglers know to use
those colors on the lures used to catch
About 822,000 anglers target large-
mouths and other black bass in Florida
every year. If you take the number of
bass fishermen and multiply it by the
number of days they spend fishing for
them, the total is 15 million fishing days.
That compares to 6 million fishing days
for red drum, the most popular saltwater
fish in Florida.
Florida has its own distinct strain of
largemouth bass in the southern two

Jeffrey Smith caught this 18-pound, 8-&unce largemouth bass in a Polk County
orange grove lake. (Photo by Steve Smith)

thirds of the state. In the rest of the
state, the largemouth has a mixture of
Florida and northern largemouth bass
genes,-which don'tgrow as fast. Nearly
all the top 25 bass reported anywhere
have someFlorida bass genes.
The largest bass ever caught was a
22.25-pounder, certified in' 1932. The
largest ever caught in Florida weighed
a little more than 20 pounds, but fish-
eries biologists believe there are larger
ones swimming in Florida's waters
right now.

SThe oldest largemouth bass ever
recorded, in Florida was 16 years old.
Scientists. can tell h6w old a fish is by
counting the rings on its ear bones,
similar to the way they can tell how
old a tree is by counting the rings in its
All trophy bass are females, because
typically only females get larger than
20 inches long or weigh more than four
pounds. Sometimes the males get a
little larger than that, but not typically.

FWC biologists list bass fishing honeyholes
Each year. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) fisheries biologists select list of Florida lakes and
rivers as top black bass fishing destinations. This year's picks are:

* Lake Georgel8 miles northwest of Deland.
m*Lake Tohopekaliga at Kissimmee.
* Lake Kissimmee, east of Lake Wales.
* Rodman-Reservoir, east of Gainesville.
* Lake Tarpon near Tampa/St. Petersburg.
* Lake Weohyakapka, commonly known as Lake
" Walk-in-Water south of Orlando.
* Lake Istokpoga south of Sebring.
* Deer Point Lake north of Panama City.
* The Suwannee River from a swampy region near the
Georgia border to the Gulf of Me'ico.
* The Everglades Water Conservation Areas in South
* Crescent Lake near Crescent City

Tenoroc Fish Management Area near Lakeland.
Mosaic Fish Management Area in Polk and Hendry
For more details about how and where to fish these lakes,
updates throughout the year and information about fish con-
sumption advisories or special regulations, visit MyFWC.

Fishing has never been easier in Florida
You may obtain fishing license rivileges 24 ours a day b v visiting
MhyWC. conm License or by calling 1888-FISHFLORIDA 1347-43561.
Processing fees apply on sales via lelepone arn Internet. A
uniQue license number will be assigned, Ahich allows yOiu tO begin
fishing immediately after rte transaction.

Support conservation

If you add up the numbers
economists use, you'll find
that in an average day, Flor-
ida's economy benefits by
$6.5 million from freshwa-
ter fishing in Florida. That's
about $4,500 every minute. It
also provides jobs for 23,500
In 2006, 14.4 million
days of freshwater fishing in
Florida were enjoyed by 1.4
million Americans over the
age of 16. Keeping Florida's
fishing spots healthy to sus-
tain quality fishing that keeps
them coming back requires
a significant investment in
research, management and
law enforcement.
Of those anglers, approxi-
mately 562,000 buy a fresh-
water fishing license. Most of
the.others are exempt. Those
license fees pay for much of
the state's conservation ef-
Another important source

of money that pays for keep-
ing fish and wildlife in good
shape comes from the "Go
Fishing" license plate seen
on many cars and boat trail-
ers. It costs an extra $27 1to
purchase the specialty license
plate. It features a natural un -
Sderwater scene in native eel-
grass with a largemouth bags,
bluegill and redear'sunfish,
designed by Scott Hiestand.
The plate can be purchased
at most tax collectors' offices
or licensed tag agents or 1y
visiting www.BuyaPlate.coim.
Another way to contribute
to fish and wildlife conserva;-
tion is to visit www.Wil2t-
and make a donation. While
there, purchase a Glen La4
fishing print or DVD apd re
ceive a free 2008 bass calen-
dar and bumper sticker witO
your purchase. The profits
support the Florida Bass
Conservation Center.

Here's how to tie a

knot that won't let

fish slip away

Improved clinch knot
Used for tying line to a hook, swivel and some artificial

1, Put the tag end of the line
through the eye of the
,hook and bring toward the

2. Make five twists around
the standing line.

3. Take the tag end back
toward the hook and push
it through the first loop
nearest the eye. Bring
the'tag end back through
the big loop made in the
previous step.

4. Holding the hook and the
line, pull the knot tightly
until it looks like the knot
at left.

Tie the knot correctly, and wet the knot prior to fully tighten-
ing it Trim tag end to I 8 inch after completely tightening
the knot

State-of-the-art facility conserves

and enhances bass fishing in Florida

By FWC Saff
When the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission (FWC) dedicated the
new Florida Bass Conserva-
tion Center in Febryary, the
FWC began harnessing cut-
ting-edge technology to sup-
port the freshwater fishing
industry Goi Charhe Crist.
in a letter to FWC Chairman
Rodney Barreto, said the cer-
emony ushered in a new era.
"This state-of-the-art facil-
ity, combined with new re-
search and production meth-
ods, will help ensure safe
and sustainable use of these
resources for generations to
come," Crist said.
Recreational fishing pours
$2 billion a year into the
state's economy and sup-
ports 23,500 jobs. The new
facility includes apathology
lab and will use genetic tech-

nology to enable scientists to
preserve the unique Florida
largemouth bass that is na-
tive onlh to peninsular Flor-
ida and ensure onl) healthy
fish leave the lab for stocking
Plans call for a compre-
hensive library and Internet
data center and facilities to
host scienusts from the high-
est levels of research.
A visitor center, with a
$6-million price tag, is'part
of the vision. Most of the
funding for the visitor center
will come from private sec-
tor partners and matching
federal funds
Ed Moyer, then-director of
the FWC's Division of Fresh-
water Fisheries, initially pro-
posed construction of the new
conservation center about six
Years ago when he and other
experts recognized the old

hatcher \%as too antiquated
and inefficient to match the
state's needs. IHe envisioned
a climate-controlled rearing
facility to gaie biologists an
opporrtuity to spawn bass
and other fresh after species
at the most favorable nme
for stpclhng projects
The new facility nill en-
able scientists to produce
more fish than ever before
for stocking, and to release
them when they can contrib-
ute most to healthy fisheries.
Combined with the FWC's
extensive efforts to enhance
aquatic habitats and to regu-
late the fisheries based on the
best scientific data available,
the possibilities can boggle
the mind.
"Think about it," Moyer
said. "We're already on top,
and we have no intention of
going anywhere but up."

The new bass conservation center replaced the 1965-vintage Richloam Fish Hatchery ana
triples its capacity to produce various bass, bream, catfish and feeder fish. (FWC photo)

The FBCC enables
biologists to hatch eggs
in well-oxygenated and
temperature- controlled
hatching jars and then
grow out the fry and
fingerlings indoors, to
avoid predators and
allow better monitoring
of diseases to ensure
quality. (FWC photo)

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