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Place of Publication: Madison, Fla
Publication Date: May 6, 2009
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Wed., May 6, 2009 TheSpiritQf Madison60unty
if0L. 45 NO. 39 Madison County's Award-Winning Newspaper

North Ilorida Communityv Colege celebrated
its outstanding students April 14 at the Fine Arts
Audlit'or~ium in an honors night ceremony led by
NFCC~ President John Grosskopf and Dean of Acad-
emnic Affairs Dr. Sharon Erle. The ceremony paid
tr~ibute to outstanding students for the 2008-2009 aca-
Please see Student, Page 4A


Is The


. Day Of.

Beth Moore e
*Aladison Countians ar~e invited to the Mladison
Cityl Hall on Thurrsday~ at 12:.30 p. m. for special prayer
tior our' nation2..
The National Day of Prayer is set for Thursday, May
7i. Mleet frends at the City Hall in Madison at 12:30 p~m.,
Thursday: and pray for the nation.
.;~The following is. a prayer by Beth Moore, founder of '
Living PmuofT Ministries,.Bible study teacher, author and
honorary chairman for the National Day of Prityer. .
,f 2009 Praayer for our Nation
By Beth~Moore, Honorary Chairmnum
SFather in Heaven,
~We lift our eyes~ toward Your Thzrone, uihere You reign
in righrteousness.
Your Wortlassures us that when Yourpeoplecry out in
sincerity anid humility, You will never turn a deqf ear to us.
.We call ypon You now seeking Yourforgiveness andfa.
volr .
Look over this~fevered landscape and heal us, Lord.
Dropi kness to the./?oor and raise eyes to the sk~y, for we
know where our help comesfrom.
Almrte the4se States again in devotion to You, and blur
Severy dividing Uine.
Do not give us over to our ins. Give us, insteadd, over to

p 'M4 You ur~ingm Ie rrlu on uS, OLord even as
weput'our hope in You. "
In the Name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Chruist

3 Sections. 30 Pages Mother's Day
Around Madison 5-7,12A History
Classifieds/Legals 8-9B Sports
Ntirsing Week 10-11A Health & Nutrition

FOUr Central School Students Ace FCAT

*Eighlth graders store six out of -six on Florida Wri~tes assessment test

By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
For most people
"FCAT" is a fottr-letter
word that deserve's the
cor~ilpany of other crude
and undesirable four-let-
ter words. Unfortunate-
ly, whether one likes it or
not, schools, and conse-
quently their staff and
students, live and die by
its restilts. Students
must pass the test in or-
Sder to move to the nexrt
grade and ultimately
graduate,~ while district
and school administra-
Stors are subject ,to ex-
tremely punitive actions
if progress isn't main-
Please see FCAT: Page

''Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo, Mlay 3, 2009
The Pot Williams Golf Tournament, now in its 51st
:year, was won by Tom Sykes, playing out of the Golf
Club of Palatka. Sykes shot a 69-66 for the two-round
tournament, winning by five strokes over Keith Gib-
son and seven over last year's defending champion,
Jarrod Sullivan. Club President David. Ballenger
(right) presents the winner's platter to Sykes.
See the Wednesday, May 13, ditiohi of the Madi-
son County Carrier for a full wrap-up.

Adrian Peters Named
N FCC Student Of The Year

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Four eighth grade students from the Central School impressed family,
friends, teachers, administrators, and even themselves, by scoring six out of a
possible six on their Florida Writes essay portion of FCAT. Pictured with Princi-
pal Sam Stainaker, standing left to right, are Keeley Smith, Co~nnor Gilm, Tarvis
Peacock aind Donikai Ezell.

The ACA Warriors proudly display the trophy they won for their sixth district title in seven years. Front
Row L-R: Jared Jackson, Trent Roberts, Ryan Pricher, Marcus Roberts,Stephen Dollar, Matt Bishop, Casey
Anderson and Head Coach Ray Hughes Back Row L-R: Kent Jones, Asst. Coach Bill Brown, Casey Wheeler,
Clark Christy, Lane Fraleigh, Jake Walker, Brandon Darnell, Asst. Coach,Casey Gunnels and Asst. Coach
Daryl Adams.

By Fran Hunt
Special From The
Ilonticello New~s
The Aucilla Christ-
ian Academy War~riors
varsity baseball team
took their sixth District
1-A title in seven years,
after breezing through

the district tournament
April 28 and 30.
ACA annihilated
John Paul Il, 11-0, in the
District semi fmnal A~pril
28. Coach.Ray Hughes
said the best statistics of
the game, other~ than the
victory, was that the

War~rior~s committed no
Stephen Dollas
manned the mound, aid
gave up 3 hits, all of
which were infield hits,
anid struck out ;3.
Over the dish. Trent
Rober~ts wient 2 for 4;

Casey Wheeler, 2 for 3;
Casey Anderson, 2 for 3
with a double; Lane
Fr~aleigh, 2 for 3; Matt
Bishop,1 for' 2 with a
double; Clark Christy, 1
for 2; and Marcus
Please see District
Title, Page 4A

By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Emergency Manage-
mnent Program Director
Vicki Brown, in coordi-
nation with the Florida
Department of Health,
continues to issue Swine
Flu warnings and up-
dates to Madison County
residents. As Floridians
follow this issue, they
are urged to discuss flu
precautions with their
family' members and

friends to develop a per-
sonal plan in `case it is
necessary to stay home
frqm work or school to
avoid spreading any in-
fection, especially in-
fluenza, to others in the
r The Swine Flu now
has the World Health O'r-
ganization prepared to
move to level six on their
alertly system, signaling
Please see Swrine Fla,
Page 2A

Fri ,, r l
5/8 9/7
Partly cloudy. Highs in the low 90s
and lows in the upper 60s.

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Partly to mostly cloudy with iso
lated thunderstorms developing
during the a.

S~tns-~ ~ Designf

51st AnSnua /o Wlliams

Golf Tournament

WMinPs Sixth District Title .

Applyig For Federal
Disaster Assistantce
Federal and state disaster assistance. is now
available for people and business' that need help
recovering from uninsured or underinsured losses
related to the storms, tornadoes, winds and flooding
that began March 26.
Affected counties include Calhoun, Hamilton,
Holme's, Jackson, Lafayette, Liberty, ~Madis~on,
Okaloosa, Santa Riosa, Suwannee, Walton and Wash-
State-Federal recovery programs are designed
to give siorm survivors a helping hand in their ef-
fort~to recover riot necessarily~ to return things to
exactly as they existed prior to the storms. Before
assistance can be provided, people must apply with
FEMA. Anyone who has suffered uninsured or un-
derinsured storm-related losses should apply for as-
sistance. It costs nothing to apply and takes onlyr a
Sfew minutes, but the request for help must be made
before a response can happen.
How do I' apply for disaster help?
Those affected by the recent disaster may regis-
ter online at any time and also check the status of
their application at or
call FEMVA's, toll free registration number, 800-621-
FEMA (3362) or TTY 800-462-7585 for the hearing- or
Sspeech-impaired. Both numbers are operational be_
tween 7 a.m.-1 p.m. EDT, seven days a week, until
further notice. It will take about 15 minutes to-com-
plete the process. Before applicants call or go online,
they should gather the following basic information
tospeed te process.
So 'al Se uity numb .
Te phone number were he or she can be
Address of the damaged property;
Please see Assistance, Page e4A

Swin Fl Hit Flori

Lee Woman Cr it icaI
ByeJacobu hebry'
Grene Pilsing, Inc.
A Lee woman was 'critically injured on Friday
afternoon, April 24.
According to a Florida Highway Patrol report,
Angela A. Brown, 47, was traveling west on SE Farm.
Road when, for~an unknown reason, she lost control
of er 1993 Ford van.
The van began to rotate in a clockwise manner
while traveling west on SE Farm Road.
Brown oversteered the van to the left, causing it
to rotate in a counterclockwise spin and traveled
across both lanes.
Brown proceeded onto the south shoulder, over-
turning the van several times before it came to a fi-
nal r s, upri ht,afacimg eas on the so th sh uld~er.

FHP Trooper Chuck Swmndle was the investigat-
ing officer.

5/7 90/67 ~8
Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the
Slow 90s and lows in the upper 60s.

5/9 92/67
Partly cloudy. Highs in the low 90s
and lows in the upper 60s.

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

Dear Editor,
Like most Americans, family
farmers and ranchers are affected by
the current economic situation facing
our nation. Unfortunately, farmers
and ranchers face an added economic
hardship: the federal estate taxes that
come due when a family member dies,
We should all commend Florida
Sens. Bil Nelson and Mel Martinez for
urging Congress to improve existing
estate tax law to allow farms to contin-
ue operating' when a family member
dies. Sen. Nelson was orie~of only 10
Senate Demperats who voted to ap-
prove a crucial bipartisan amendment
offered last week by Arkansas Democ-
rat Blanche Lincoln and Arizona Re-
pub~lican Jon KyL .-
Unless Congress acts, the estate
tax exemption will drop to $1 milion
in 2011. The resulting tax hit may force
fimnilies to sell farm assets including
land to pay the taxes when a family
meinber dies. Here in Florida, buyers
are likely to be developers and the

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2A Miadison County Carrier

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

farm is ultimately replaced with more
intensive uses.
Compared to other sectors of the
economy, federal estate taxes fall heav-
iest on family farms and ranches.:
Family operations make up 98 percent
of all U.S. farms. Freezing the estate:
tax exemption at or below the current
level is not an aceptable option for
America's farming and ranching fami- ~
lies. It is also bad for consumers, who
rely on U.S.-growni farm products~ to
feed their families.,
America's farmers and ranchers:
wil benefit ~from Sens. Martinez's and :
INJelson's leadership. So wil the rest of :
us consumei's.

'John Hoblick.
Florida Farm Bureau Federatidn ~
PO Box 147030 ~ I
Gainesville, FL.32614-7030
.email: Jdhn.hoblick@ffAl~org
Phone: 352-374-1504

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Friends for years, smiling for the camei-a, are (left to right) oLir late friend Mal-
lory Horne, with his two buddies, Tommy Greerid and Charlie Bronson. M~ailory
and Tommy talked Charlie into running for Commissioner of Agriculture, an Of-
fice Charlie still holds today.

This week's que ~ion~ R i:~~ito~ n' fey for T enty; '
i T view and pahitcipate IiijjlelS;DigB visiwas

Swmne Flu ';

Continued from Page'l- 1A :'

The State
of' Florida
'has truly lost
a "Great ,
Floridian," e- T
with the re-
cent passing i M;

o~allor .
Wednesday, April fh`s~~~c e Tal-
lahassee Democrat wrote on Sunday,
`May 3, "Never before in the history
of our great state has one individ-
ual made such an indelible impres-
sion on ~the- very fabric of our
governance." ;Well said. And, not
only was he a friend of Florida, but
he was a,dear friendly of our family,
and Madison County. His uncle wa~s
the deceased and former legislator,
Raeburn.Horne, of1 jladisoilCoun-
ty, who, too was a grand gentleman,
and a close .friend of Tonimy's fa-
ther, Harvey Greene, Sr. ,
Mallory. graduated with .distinc-
tion from Leon High Sc~hool and im-
Smediately ripon graduation enlisted
into the United States Army Air
Corps to fight in World War.II. Mal-
lory was rated the top flight school
graduate in the nation, and as such,
was chosen to attend the first ad-
vanced aerial combat training ~in
this country's history.: Today, that
Straining is known as "Top Gun,"
aird indeed, Mallory was the "best
of the best" iq a, P51 mustang fight-
er, plane. After the war, Mallory.
continued' to, serve in the -United
States Air Force and the Air, Force
~Reserve, being later' honorably dis-
charged at the ranklof Captain. He
then attended the University of
Florida and served as the Chancel-
lor of the Honor Court. He was lat-
er elected president of the Florida
Junior Bar. While still in his 20's,
SMallory was elected to the Florida
House of Representatives, where he
was recognized immediately for his
leadership abilities. He experi-
enced a rapid rise to prominence,
culminating with his election as
Speaker of the Florida House of
Representatives. Then,upon leay-
ing the House of Representative~s,
1Viallory was elected to the Florida
Senate, where he again rose to the
'top upon his election as the cham-
ber's presiding officer. As such,
Mallory Horite-became the only per-
son to serve as both Speaker of the
Florida House of Representatives
and as President of the Florida Sen-
Mallory was a dear friend of the
late Governor Lawton Chiles, and
the two of them frequently came to
Madison County' to hunt with The
Husband. The three men had a spe-
cial friendship, as: The Husband had
"walked the walk" with Lawton
when he was running for Governor
and came to Madison County. Many
times Mallory and Lawton would

call The
and ask him
if anyone
w~as at his.
camp. and he
would say
.wnoo" d Se

"Pandemic." .
Cu~rrenzt Situation:
Florida has five confined cases; ~
two in Lee (the 'county), one in Broward,
one in Orange and one in Pinellas Coun-
The Orange County confirmed case
is a 14-year-old female visitor who has i'e-
turned to Mexico.
The second Lee County conifirnia-
tion is a 7-year-old male who attends :
Spring Creek Elementary School.
The Pin'ellas County confirmed case is
24-year-old male.
Alachua, Pinellas, Indian Ridjer,
Okeechpbee, Lee and Clay have one prob-
able case each. Palm Beach and Miami-
Dade have two each. Hillsborough has
five probable cases.
The symlitoms. of swine flu in people
are similar to the symnptoms of regular
human flu and include fever, cough, sore
throat, body aches, headache,' chills and
fatigued'. Some people have reported diar-
rhea and vomiting associated with swine
flu. Like seasonal flu, swine flu may
cause a worsening of underlying chronic
medical conditions.
State Actions
On Friday, Governor Charlie Crist
directed State Surgeon General Dr. Ana
Viamonte Ros to declare a public health
emergency that wil allow the State Sur-
geon General to take any action neces-
sary to protect the public health (Florida
Statutes, 381.00315).
The public' health approach has
changed to community mitigation, at-
tempting to decrease disease outbreak by
community level interventions, rather
than on a case-by-case basis.
School closure and antiviral medica-
tion distribution guidance documents
were disseminated statewide. -
Local superintendents in each coun- `
ty wil make decisions regarding school
closures. In consultation with local pub-
lic health officials.
The Florida Flu Information Line, a
toll free information service, has been es-
tablished to address an increasing num-
ber of calls from the public requesting
Swine Flu information. The number is
800-342-3557. Hours of operation are 8
a.m. to 8 p.m.
An automated service is available aif-
ter hours. On Saturday the line received
512 calls with 238 calls seeking informa-
tion on flu symptoms.
Antiviral medication has been dis-
tributed statewide. Florida has over one
half million individual courses. State
participation in Centers for Disease Con-
trol, Department of Homeland Security
and other national conference calls con-

Florida Department of Health Labo-
ratories is receivihg samples for~ analy-
sis from physicians~ and hospitals across
the state. The! Department of flealth con-
tinues enhanced surveilance an'd out-
reach to.physicians, .hospitals and other--
health care professionals. The surveil-
lance system, consisting nof sentinel:
physicians reprting influenza' activity,;
DOH laboratories receiving specimens
fr~om physicians and ho~spitals aind our
ability tomonbitoiemergency room cases
and over- the-counter drug sales is fully
operational. We have activated our re- ;
sponsle plan and are ready to respond to'
any cases of swine flu if it should occur.
Department of Health continues its
enhanced surveilance with a network of
Sentinel. Physician Providers. These
providers seild selected samples of labo-
ratory specimens to state laboratories:
for testing if thieydave patients with in-
fluena like illness (ILI). These p~hysi-
cians also continue to regiort weekly ILI
cases to the Departmenrt of Health,
Federal and Inter~national Actions
The Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention has reported 226 confirmed
cases of swine flu (H1N1) in the United
States,, with one death in a twentyi-three
month old.
T11e World Health Organization
(WVHO) alert level remains at Phase 5.
The declaration of a Phase 5 is a strong
signal that the pandemic is imminent.
and that the time to finalize the organi-
zation, communication, and implementa-
tion of the planned mitigation measures
is short.
Public Actions recommendations:
from the Florida Department of Health
Wash hands frequently to lessen the
spread of respiratory illness.
People with respiratory illness'
should stay home from work or schoolto
avoid spreading infections, including
influenza, to others in the community.eo;llh
Avoid close contact with pol h
are coughing or otherwise appear il.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and
People experiencing cough, fever ~
and fatigue, possibly along with diarrhea
and vomiting, should contact their physi-
Swine influenza viruses are not
transmitted by food and a person cannot
get swine influenza from eating pork
products. The infections appear to
spread from person to person. The Flori-
da Department of Health has created a
webpage with information at www.doh.:
state~fl us, and the CDC has a Web page at
Michael Curtis can be reached at
michael@greenepublishing. com.

could come over hunting. The Hits-
band always replied, "The two of
you come over and lock the gate be-
hind you,' and no one- will bother
you all day, or know where you are."
It was during these days that
folks in Tallahassee would be ask- .
Sing, "Where's the Governor? When
no one knew, wre knew. Lawton was
hunting with Mallory in Madisoril
County. We have many pictures of
the two of the them at the camp
'with their guns and their turkeys.
What memories not only do we
have of Mallory, but other friends of
his do as well. A group bf Madison
. Shriners belong to a supper club,
andMallory and the men met many
time's with others to eat. .
While serving in both bodies of
the Florida government, Horne be-
came well-known for his spell bind-
ing orations and willingness to take
principled, and, something unpopu-
lar, positions to issues.. While his
legislative accomplishments are too
numeroils tb enumerate, three that
are especially prominent are the
implementation's of fair legislative
apportionment, complete executive
recognition of all three branches of
government, and his tireless suc-
cessful efforts to retain the capital
in Tallahassee, despite numerous
efforts to move the seat of the State
of Florida government to further
SHorne served as the first Consti-
tutional -Advisory Commission,
General Counsel to the Florida De-
partment of Agriculture, General
Counsel to the Florida Senate, and
Chairman of the Public Employees
Relations Commission. As' Special
Counsel to Governor Lawton
Chiles, Senator Horne engineered
the passage of Florida's landmark
tobacco legislation, resulting in a
multi-billion dollar settlement to
fund health care for the state Hone
Shas enjoyed a distinguished law ca-
reer, and has argued before virtual-
ly every judicial forum, including
several arguments before both the
Supreme Court of Florida, and the
United States Supreme Court of
Florida. Senator Horne is the
founder of the Maddox-Horne Law
Firm and was its senior partner,
His wife, Mary Lou, and his family
were'close to his heart, and he loved
them dearly.
His funeral was Monday, May
4th. We, again, repeat.....We will
miss our friend, Mallory Horne.
Bye for now... .See 'ya.


would like to present to you God's truest blessing to us.

Made his debut into
the world on:
March 26, 2009
*-~; ..~ ~ i .at 4:10 p~m.
He weighed in at
81Ibs. 1oz. and
measured 19%/ in.

He was born at Capital Regional Medical Center in
Tallahassee, Florida.
He is the son of: Cyrus and Stacey Bachari. Paternal *
Grandparents are Bahr~am Bachari of Cherry Lakie and
Dianne Bachari of Madison. Maternal grandparents are
Wesley and Darlene Gaston of Pinetta.

SThe Leaders for Today and Tomorrow section of
the MayS 1 edition~of the Madison. County Carrier
contained an error. Please see corrected picture be-

Alternative Fuels


S Joe Boyles
SGuest Columnist

accepting electricity
from coal-fired plants
in other communities,
but not our own. I'm
not too comfortable
with that argument.
If coal and oil .ac-
count for 60 percent of
Our .electrical power
grid, the vexing ques-
tions are this: should
we replace .this with
something else; if so,
what will the replace-
ment be; how much
will the replacement
cost and how long will
it takr'e to accomplish?
I Discounting nix-
clear, the alternatives
seem to be solar, wind,
geothermal, and bio-
mass. Today, these
represent maybe one
percent of our nation's
energy production -
barely a blip. The
truth of the -matter is
that they won't get the
job done. Given the
size of our economy
and our projected
growth, these alterna-
tive fuels will not
make a dent in our en-
ergy needs. They are
simply not nearly as
efficient means of en-
ergy production as es-
tablished metho~s. .
There is a -mis-
nomer that. so-called
clean alternative
means of energy come
at no price other than
the cost of conversion.
Don't you believe it!
These giant windmills
chew up birds by the
thousands and* many
consider eye-
sore. Solar collection
facilities 'take up huge
amounts of space.
Don't forget that all
too often, the sun does-
n't shine and the wind
doesn't blow. .And
then.there are the un-
known consequences
of diverting the suns
rays from the earth or
sucking it out, in the
form o'f geothermal
energy. In the west
where hydroelectric
has long been viable,
the environmentalists
want to destroy the
damns for the sake of
fisheries. There is an
upside and downside
to every argument.
For those of us
here in the Southeast,
I have heard this from
several sources: thie
only economically fea-
sible form of alterna-

Drew and Abi Annett, Son and Daughter of
Brian and Christi Annett

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Madison County Carrier 3A

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

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John Loughridge, Per-
ry, is shown wih Scott
Putnal, Madison FFA
member showing the
Reserve Champion of
the steer show (which
was also the Home .
Grown Champion), a
1261-Ib. Limousin
Cross Steer. Young
Putnal's steer was
sold to Loughridge for
$1.65 a pound and a
total price of

AivratWinning NeWSPaIper

A big topic over
the past several years
tied to the global
warming -climate
change ~hysteria is al-
terna~tive fuels. The
predicate is: how 'do
we wean ourselves
from traditional car-
bon-based methods of
energy? There is more
fiction than' fact in
this debate actuallyl,
the left wants t'o close
off debate saying the
issue is already decid-
ed), so let's try to dis-
tinguish between
myth and reality. .
First, we have long
had an "alternative
fuel" for at least a half
century, but the envi-
ronmentalists are
quick to disown it. I
am speaking of mi-
clear energy. Current-
ly in America,we
obtain about 20 per-
cent of ouxr~electricity
from nticlear power,
but there hasn't been a
nuclear power plant li-
censed in this country
for more than 30 years.
That was about the
time of the Three Mile
Island incident in,
Pennsylvania and the
release of a Hollywood
movie by the name of
The China Syndrome.
Together,1~hese events
created a media and
popular hysteria that
shelved nuclear ener-
gy. Aren't we proud
when the land-of-
make-believe drives
public policy! Mean-
while the eco-friendly
nation of France de-
rives 80 percent of
their electrical energy
from nuclear. Go fig-
The truth is that
we can build and safe-
ly operate nuclear
power facilities in this
country; The largest
problem is the dispos-
al .of spent fuel. We
have a secure storage
facility in Nevada, but
the Senate majority
leader won't allow
Yucca Mountain to-
open. Once again, pol-
itics trumps common
Slightly more than
half of our electricity
comes from coal-fired
power plants. You will
note that the environ-
mentalists always add
the adject'iire "dirty"
in front of the word
coal; Judging from the
negative reaction sev-
eral years ago to the
idea of building a coal-
fired plant in North
Florida, Madison isn't
an enthusiastic sup-
porter of coal -at least
in our backyard.
We're satisfied with

~tive energy in t'he fore-
seeable future is bio-
mass ,and the: most
efficient form of this
is woody biomass to
fuel wood-fired power
Now is the time for
full disclosure sbme
of you know that my
family is in .the
forestry business -and I
could potentially prof-
.it from biomass ener-
gy. I don't think this
will be a big money
maker for us, but it
may help reduce our
cost of operation. Let
me illustrate this with
an example.
Earlier this year
following the~ clearcut
of a 112,acre site in
Suwannee Coulnty, we
Apent a little over
$23,000 ~cleaning
(sheer, rake and burn)
the site in ariticipa-
tion of replanting
next winter. If this
site was within a hun-
dred miles of a wood-
fired' power plant and
this waste wood could
be used to fire these
bollers, then we might
reduce our cleanup
costs to ~$8,000. In that
case,.we'd be~ money
Of course, we
wouldn't be having
this discussion about
alternativrefuels if the
"green mob" hadn't
whipped, up hysteria
over global warming
these past twenty
years. The New York
Times reports that an
environmental mar-
keting firm is recom-
mending that their
clients stop using the
term global warming
(since this is no longer
happening) and use
softer terms like "cli-
mate change."
Gee, does the cli-
mate ever change? No
joke that's why I tune
into the local weather
broadcast several
times each day to pre-
pare for changes in
our climate. But I
know better than to
think that little-ole-me
can influence that
change. I can prepare
for climate change, but
I can't alter the jet
stream or airmail a
high pressure system
somewhere else. To
think that man can do
so is pure sophistry.




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Then' there's the station~ supervised by
good news, which for Heather Welch, who
four' eighth graders at also produces a daily
Madison, County Gen- morningg sho v foi ihe
tral .School wF~as the school.
best' lews a student The students did-
can receive.. Each n't .kn'ow why they
scored the highest -were asked to join Stal-
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Florida Writes essay exploded with excite-
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writing portion of the FCAT results wil
Florida's Compre~hen- be featured in upcom-
sive Assessment Test. ing issues as overall
To recognize these results are released. In
achievers, Principal the interim, this re-
Sam Stalnalte invited porter joins the entire
the four bright young school community in
ladies Keeley Smith, congratulating the
Conncir Gilm, Tarvis four students, as well
Peacock anld Donika as all administrators
Ezell-tojoinhimfora* andstaff, includingSu-
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the school's "televi-: Lorena Urban, the
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lege" award to' Pete and Katherine
Cruce for their continued support of:
NFCC's Sentinel Rocketeers program,
which meets on a monthly basis at the
Cruce Farm to launch rockets.
.For more information contact the
College Advanlcenient office at (850)
973-1606~ or email news@ nfcc.edlu.
SStudents honored were:
'Tiffanie Colvin: Brain Bowl, Who's
Who Among Studenits
Damon Fico: Brain Bowl, Who's Who
Among Students
Sebastian Harris: Jazz Ensemble
La;Ebony Livingston: Journalism
Ashley M~alone: French
Adrian Peters: Student of the Year,
Brain Bow~l and Who's Who
Among Students
Ashley Rutherford: Microbiology`
Tayldr Ryk~ard: C'hemistry
Blake Sapp: Biological Science
Eric Szews: Religion
Tonya Blanton: Who's Who Among
Cynthia Brown: Who's Who Among
Paul WSebb: Who's.Who Among Stu-

demic year. NFCC faculty and staff
announced each award recipient as
Grosskopf presented them~ with
plaques and certificates,
Adrian Peters of Madison was se-
lectecl as thq 2008-2009 Liberal Studies
Student of,the Year. Peters is the cur-
rent secretary of NFCC's Sthdent
Government Association. He is also a
member -of, the NFCC Brain Bowl
team, Phi Theta Kappa Honors Soci-
ety and works as a~peer tutor on cam-
pus. In his free time, Peters
volunteers at New Testament. Christ-
ian Church, plays the piano and ac-
tively participates in mission work.
NFCC also recognized faculty
meinber Dr. Tony Delia of Madison
for receiving the 2009 Florida Com-
munity College Activities~ Associa-
tion's Brain Bowl Coach of the Year
'Award. In addition. to coaching the
NFCC Bra~in Bowl Team, Delia is an
instructor of -matheniatics and sci-
ence at NFCC. Delia is also crediited
with pioneering NFCC's Astronomy
This year NFCC presented, 'for
the first time, a "Friend of the Col-

Current mailing disaster loans are avail-
addreds;, able for homeowners,
Brief description of~ renters, private 'ion-
disaster-related d~am- profits and businesses
ages and losses; of all sizes. Businesses
Insurance informa- of any size and non-
tioh; and iBank account profit :organizations
address information.. may. borrow up' to $2
Is there .any cost million to repair or rd-
associated with.regis- place damaged or de-
tering for disaster as- st'royed real estate,
distance? : machinery and' equip-
No. There are .110o ment, inventory and
costs related to~ iegis- .other~ business assets.
tering for or receiving The SBA also offers
federal disaster assis- mitigation loans to, dis-
tance. If` anyone is aster survivors based
asked to pay for federal on 20 percent of the
disaster- Assistance, verified physical' dam-
contact tfhe: Depart- age. These funds are
meht of Homeland Se- designed to help bor-
curity, Offi~ceO ofrowers pay- for protec- '
~In~spetor Ge~neral hot- tive measures to
line~ at 800-323-8603.. mininiize damages of
What types of as- the same kind in the fu~-
si'stairce can bpe pro- tur~e.
vided? Temporary hous-
.The following list :~ing assistance from
~describes some of the FEMA does riot require
types of Agssistance that an applicantfile
available to, eligible ap- for an SBA loan;.How-
plicants through ever, if ~an applicant re-
FEMA's .~Indi~jiduals ~eivs an SBA loan
and Households Pro- application, it must be
gram (IllP):' completed and~ re-
*Temporary flous- turned in order to be
ing (a place to ljive for a considered for addi-
limited period of time). tional assistance under
1Vloney is available for the Other Needs: Assis-
I eig~ible ~ppiappliant to' 'tance (ONJA) jrogram,
rent a different place to which' may .cover per-
live. sonal property, vehicle
*Repair -Money is repair:or replacement,
available to eligible~ and moving, and stor-
homeowners to repair age expenses. If you
damage from the disais- are found to be eligible ~
ter that is not covered for a loan, you are not
by ins-Lrane. The~goal required to accept it.
is to make the damaged There are other
home safe, s~anitar~y, ONA grants such as
and functional. public transportation
Replacement -- expenses, medical and
Money is available to a dental expenses, and
homeowner to replace 'ftmbral and burial ex-
an, uninsllred home de penses that do not re-
stroyed in the disaster. quire. individuals to
The 'goal is to help the .apply for an SBA loan
homeowner .with the to be eligible.-
cost of; replacing a de-- FEMA will process
stroyed home. applications for hous-
Other Needs ing assistance regard-
Money is available for less of whether the
necessary expenses applicant haq applied .
and serioils .needs ~for an SBA loan. Eligi-
Scaused by the disaster.' ability determinations
This includes medical, for applicants request-
de~ntal, funeral, perstin- ~ing FEMA's temporary
al property, transporta- housing assistance wil
tion, moving anqd not be held up because
storage, and other ex-: the alpplicanit ha's or
penses. ~ has not filled out an
U.S. Small Busi- SBA application.
ness Admiriistration FEMA leads and
':: : ;(SBA) :- lobw-interest supports the nation in

a risk-based, coinpre-
hensive emergency
management system of
preparedness, protec-
tion, .response, 'recov-
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reduce thie loss of life
and property and pro-
tect' the nation from all
hazards including na~-
ural disaster's, acts of
terrorism, and other
man-made disasters.
Disaster recovery
assistance is available
without regard to race,
color, religion, nation-
ality, sex, age, disabili-
ty, English proficiency
or economic status. If
~you or someone you
know has been discrim-
inated against, call
FEMA' toll-free at 800<
621-FEMA (33623. For
TTY call.800-462-7585.
Michael Curtis can ,
be reached at michaiel@

Roberts, 1 fpr 2.
SPrior to the District
finals April 30, Hughes
said the game could go ei-
ther way. "We split the
two games during the
regular season. "They
wron the first one, 8-1 and
in the second contest, the
Warriors defeated'the #1
team in the district, 8-6.
S"That's when we got
the big hiit that came in
-the bottom of the seventh
with Aucila standing at
a two-point deficit.," said
"Stephen Dollar inral-
loped a walk-off grand,
'slam home run to. coach
the win. so, it can go~ ei-
ther way, but we hope to
see it go our way. We're
going to do everything
that we can to see that it
does." .-
Aucilla cinched, its
sixth District title in sev-
en years, downing
,Munroe, 12-8. (ACA had
taken the title in, 2003,
.throu h 200'6; lost in 2067;
and came back to take it
in 2008 and 2009).
Marcus Roberts
pitched the first four in-
nings, striking out 7, giv-
ing up 5 hits andL 5 walks.

Dollar pitched. the .final
three and is credited.
with the save. .
At thh plate, Bishop
went 3 for 3 with a double
and 1 run; Trenit Roberts,
2 for 5,.1 double and 1
run; Whe'eler, 2 for 5, 1
double and 2 runs; Dollar,
1 hit; ~Christy and
Fraleigh each had.1 hit
and 1 rum; Brandon Dar-
nell scored 3 runs; An-
derson andi Kent Jones,
each scored 1 run. '
Going into.the Re-
gional Quarter-finals,
slated for 4 p.m., Tuesday,
May 5, here, ACA will
face St. Francis from
"It's thle same game
that'we had last year,"
said Hughes. "Last year
we were dotv 6-3 and
came back in the seventh ~
and rallied for the win."


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WednesdaLy, May 6, 2009


May 6
The Tall Pines Club
will meet on Wednesday,
May 6, in the Mill Con-
ference Room, at noon.
You may bring covered
dish. Make plans to at-
tend for great food, fun
and fellowspilj.
May 7
The Annual Garden
Club Flower Show wil
be held Thursday, May 7.
This is -another occasion
to dazzle and delight
with flower arrange-
ments meinbers design
and create. The public,
as well as members, may
reserve for the $7.50
lunch at 1"1:30 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.
May 7
On Thursday, May 7,
Ability 1st will host the
Disaster Preparedness
Conference for people
with disabilities, se-
niors and caregivers.
The conference will take
place at the Tallahassee
Community College
Center for Economic &
Workforce Develop-
ment. The conference
wivE serve as a meeting
ground for government
and voluntary officials,
people with disabilities,
seniors and caregivers
to discuss ways' to better
prepare for and react to
a natural disaster. The
conference is free and
open to the people of
Gadlsden, .Jefferson,
Leon,. Madison, Taylor
and Wakulla counties,
bunch will be provided
to those that pre-regis-
ter at
woww. abilitylst. info. -
May 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 come-

dy/mystery is set in the
1950s in a rundown
desert diner reminis-
cent of the classic
movie, The 'Postman Al-
woays Rings Twuice.
Prizes will be awarded
to audience members
who can solve the crime.
Performances are M;ay 8
& 9 and 15 & 16. Tickets
for dinner and the sh~ow
are $35, with discounts
for members. Reserva-
tions are needed. Call
May 16, June 15-,19
Kids, ages 3-12,
come explore .Bible sto-
ries, do fun activities,
songs, crafts, games,
snacks and outdoor
cookouts with our For-
est Friends.during the
Friendship Trek Vaca-
tion Bible School at the
Hanson United
Methodist Church, June
15-19. Pre-registration
'party with snacks and
gifts on May 16, from 10
a.m. until noon.
May 9 -
Greenville United
~Methodist Church is
having a yard sale Sat-
urday, May 9, 8 a.m. un-
til 1 p.m. The church is
located at 174 SW
Church Ave. Call (850)
445-6044 for information.
.May 9
There will be an
AARP Safe Driving Pro-
gram held July 23. This
event will take place at
the~ Madison Extension
Building. For more in-
formation, call (850) 973-
.2422 or (850) 843-0092.
SMay '13
The May meeting of
the 55 Plus Club will
meet on Wednesday,
May 13, at the United
Methodist Cooperative
Community Center at
noon for the regular
lunch and program. The
program for May will be
presented by Diane
Tomasi from Hospice.
Her topic for this special
Program is "Five Wishes
and Advance Direc-

tives." The United
Methodist Cooperative
Community Center is lo-
cated on Hwyl145, about
five miles north of
Madison. Everyone in
the community 55 years
old and older is invited
to attend 55 Plus Club.
There are no fees of any
kind and no reserva-
tions are necessary. Se-
niors of all faiths are
May 16
Sixth. Annual
Gospel Music Weekend
will be held on Saturday,
May 16, at Yogi Bear's
Jellystone Park in Madi-
son. The concert will be-
gin at 7 p.m., and will
feature comedy acts the
Jeff Treece Band and
David and Rusty, and
LifeSong. Host group is
the Reflectsons, who will
also appear during the
concert. Admission is
free, however a love of-
fering~ will: be received
during the concert. For
more information,
please call (850) 973-4622
or (850) 973-6528.
May 16 ,
NFCC is offering a
variety of community
education classes this
summer, including over
50 fun and educational
summer camps for chil-
dren. Forty-six Kids in
College camps are be-
ing offered on the NFCC
campus in Madison and
nine are being offered in
Monticello. Camp regis-
tr ation day is Saturday,
May 16, at NFCC, 9
a.m.-1 p.m. A complete
course listing is avail-
able at
(key word: Community
Education). For more in-
formation, contact Suzie
Godfrey at (850) 973-9453
or godfreys@nfcc~edu.
May 22-24
The 57th Florida
Folkr Festival, a celebra-
tion of music, -arts and
culture held each Memo-
rial Day weekend, will
take place this May
22-24 at Stephen Foster
State Park. This year,
concerts by ~Grammy
Award winner Billy
Dean and guitar legend
Doyle Dykes will wow
crowds. Folk groups will
also light up the evening
programs. Eleven stages
present over 300 perfor-
mances spread through-
out the park's spacious
beauty, while artists aid
craftsmen create lasting
meinories of the week-
end at the festival.
June 5-6
The Wellborn Com-
munity Association is

calling for arts and
crafts vendors for the
16th Annual Wellborn
Blueberry Festival to be
held Friday and Satur-
day, June 5 and 6. Con-
tact Wendell Snowden at
(386) 963-1157, e-mail at
wendellsno w- or visit
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 dteon-, or
Wendy Parker-Evans at
284-8002 or evan-
June 8
The Florida DEP's
Stephen Foster Folk Cul-
ture Center Staite Park
wiill 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 work-
shops wil teach partici-
pants how to create a
photographic composi-
tion, the shooting effects
of color and black and
white images, flash us-
age, depth of field,-lin-
ear perspective in two
dimensional photogra-
phy and exposure priori-
ties and settings.
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
June .17-20
Camp .Weed Sum-
mer Camp 'for Rising
3rd and 4th graders will
take place June 17-20.
V i s i t for a
brochure, registration
and scholarship forms.
Join in the Fun in the
Sonshine at our 85th
consecutive summer
camp. A Ministry of the
Episcopal Diocese of
Florida for children and
young people of any (or
no) denomination. For
more information, call

888-763-2602, Ext. 16.
July 20-23
Camp Weed Sum-
mer Camp for Children
with Parent(s) in Prison
will take place July
20-23. Visit for a
brochure, registration
and scholarship forms.
Join in the Fun in the
Sonshine at our 85th
consecutive summer
camp. A ministry of the.
Episcopal Diocese of
Florida for children and
young people of any (or
no) denomination.
Scholarships available
for qualified applicants.
For information, please
call 888-763-2602, Ext. 16.
July 26-August 1
Camp Weed Sum-
mer Camp for Rising 5th
and 6th graders will
take place July 26-Aug.
1. Visit for a
brochure, registration
and scholarship forms.
Join in the Fun in the
Sonshine at our 85th'
consecutive summer
camp. A Ministry of the
Episcopal Diocese of
Florida for children and
young people of any (or
no) denomination. For
more information,
please call 888-763-2602,
Ext. 16.
August 2-8
Camp Weed Stim-
mer Camp for Rising
7th, 8th and 9th graders
wil take place August
2-8. Visit for a
brochure,, registration
and scholarship forms.
Join in the Fun in the
Sonshine at our 85thi
consecutive' summer
camp. A Ministry of the
Episcopal Diocese' of
Florida for children and
young people of any (or
no) denomination. F'or
more information, call
888-763-2602, E~t. 16.
The Florida DEP's
Stephen Foster Folk
Culture Center State
Park will host an ongo-
ing wood carving work-
shop on 'Thursdays
through Mondays, from
noon until 4 p.m. Partic-
ipants can create figure
carvings, wood spirits,
spoons, bowls, relief
carvings and more dur-
ing this four-hour class.
Workshop fees are $15
per session and include
park admission. For ad-
ditional information or
to register for the work-
shops, please call (386)
397-1920 or visit




James Thomas Walk-
er, age 94, of Madison,
i. passed away of a brain
tumor on Saturday
morning, May 2, 2009.
Funeral services will
be held Friday, May 8, at
10 a.m., at New Testa-
ment Christian Center in
Madison, and burial wil
follow at Corinth Ceme'
tery in Lee. The family
will receive friends
i, Thursday, May 7, from 6
to 8 p.m., at Beggs Funer-
al Home in Madison.
A resident of Madi'
son for the past 46 years,
he was bornr on Feb. 14,
S1915, to Hardy and Lena
Walker of Mendenhall,
Miss. He received under-
graduate degrees from
Copiahi-Lincoln Junior '
College and Mississippi
Southern Un~iversity
Through a National Sci-
ence Foundation grant,
he earned a master's de-
gree in -mathemiatics at -
Louisiana .State Univer-
After teaching math
and science in the public
school system of Missis-
sippi for a~ number of
Syearsg, lie served as chair~
Sman of the math depart-
''ment at North' Florida
Junior ,College for 18
,,:years. 'Over 67 years: of
marriage, he built sever-
al homes for his family,
:'and was also an avrid gar- .
Retiring in 1981, he
:'and his wife joined Big .
Bend Airstream Club
Sand.traveled extensively
for 15 years. He was a
member of the Fist Bap-
~~tist Church in Madison.
Married in 1940 to
Hazel Lemoin Dallas, of
.Philadelphia, Miss., 'he
was Preceded in death by
.his wife in December
~~~2007. He is -survived by
four children; James Dal-
las Walker of Carefree,
'Ariz.; L~ynda .Cast of
:CShalimar; Elaine Doyle
S(Pat) of Lee aild Susan
.Crotts (Ed) of Forest
SCity, N.C.; a number of
nieces and nephewsl 13
grandchildren and 12
. Condolences may be
conveyed online. at pat-

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Withi spring coming into full bloom,
~ gardening is on a lot .of ~to-do lists, and
gmong the favorites being planted ~each
year, perhaps nothing is more popular than
t~omatoes.Beyond all theobvious health and
Seconomie benefits'wirig your own,
There is th~e tradition, which was demon-
grlate~d in ful force at the April 15 monthly
hineeting of the 55-Plus Club.
Gudiest speaker Dan Fenneman, County
1 Aent from the~ Madison County Ex~tension
Officef, provided a number~ of timelyi tips to-
~he attentive group A~lready popular among
agriculturek producers with whom he has
.'Work~ed, his popularity~ really kiicked into
high gear wvhen he surprised everyone wiith
;~ tar~terplants fr~ot several varieties of
;s ~9and chefi~ry ntonaoes '
:Priortohlandingoutttheplants, Fenne-
at provided detail on growing tomatoes
? variety, of settings, including buck~ets.
l 3e also: emphasizedC theimpillortance of the
.iit' soil, urging everyone to spend the few
all~ars necessary to gPt his or her so~il test-
' ed. Esp~edially important is the proper Ph,
which he noted sliotild fkU~i ~tei bs 6.2 !ind ..

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By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
i As- families ang~students prepare to celebrate and honor this year's ~gradu-
a es, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) reminds everyondW~v-
eling toj plan.ahead by calling-511 or visiting the Web site. Travelers
can avoid traffic and make it to graduation on time by knowing about conges-
tion and travel.times before getting on the road.
The department's free. 5~1. Travel Iliformation ~System provides travelers
with up-to-the-minute travel andt traffic information on Florida's interstate
highways and Florida's Turnpike.
"We urge our. students and their families to stay safe on the roads on the
way to this year's graduation ceremoniess" said Sheila M.eMcDevitt, chair of the
Board of Governors of the State University ~System of Florida. "Calling 511 or
visiting the Web site to learn about road conditions before getting on the road is
a great way to stay informed and safe."'
SBy learning about traffic conditions before. tiraveling, drivers can make in-
formed decisions to tgke an alternate route or change their departure time. By
avoiding congestion, ~travelers do not waste time idling in stop-and-go traffic.
"We are expecting a high volume of travelers to be driving throughout the
state to make it to Florida's numerous university graduations. over the next few
weekends," said Sgt. Kim Miller of the Florida Highway Patrol. "rSo, we want
everyone to be informed about road condiitions before driving so they can stay
calmn and safe on the i-oad."
Travelers can call 511 to connect to the free Florid 1 systemn from anywhere
~in the state. 511 connects callers to the system in'their immediate area. The 511
system consists of the Statewide and five regional systems, including Central
F~lorida, N~ortheast Florida, Southwest Florida, South Florida and Tampa Bay.
By saying "other parts of the state~," a caller can tranSfer to any regional systenti
and check road conditions on a local roadway.
511 is a free resource of the FDOT and is accessible from landlines or cell
phones, however cell phone minutes apply;
~Michael Curtis can be reached at

WVednesday, May 6, 2009

SA Madison County Carrier

PHoto Muomitt8
Pictured above, left to right, are Roy Ellis, David Driggers (President of Madl-
son Klwanis), Jeff Hendry and his daughter, Danielle, who spent the day with her
dad on "Take your Sons and'Daughters to Work Day in Florida."

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Fenneman also reminded allattendi
to check out the Extension Office Web site
located at http;//mdiir~son.(fas-
.ufl~edu/indexcshtml where they can click
on "Newsletter" under the "Agriculture"
section. The newsletter, which is filed by
month, includes other timely gardening
tips. The Solutions for~ Your Lfe theme of
the Web site is designed to provide answers
to questions for various interests through-
out the county: including topics on Agricul-
ture, Families, Consumrers, 4-H and much
The~ Un ited Methodist Cooperative
Ministries sponsors the 55-Plus Club meet-
~ing monthly at their facility on Colin Kelly
Highway which is located about five miles'
out of Madison. Participating churches
take turns preparing delicious lunches that
ard both mouth waipering anid healthy, In
fact,.this reporter must give an extra shoizt
out to the lovely chef frm Hickory Grove
''for her incredible. banana pudding. Not
since my late grandmother, Doris Cook, had
Itasted such a perfect pudding.
Alichael Curtis can be reached at
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The Madison Kiwanis Club recently
hosted special guest Jeff H~endry from.
Florida S~tate University's Institute of -
Government. Hendryfis the Executive Di-
rector of the IOG, and has recently joined
the North Florida Economic Develop-
ment Partnership as staff to provide tech-
nical assistance to the partnership.
The Partnership includes 14 counties
in North Central Florida, all rural and all .
contributing to economic development
initiatives designed to benefit the region.
This "cluster" of counties, designated as

a rural area of critical economic concern
by' former Governor Jeb Bush, has joined
together for mutual benef its of industry
growth and funding opportunities that
enhance econonne development, believ-
ing that when one county, experiences
growth, surrounding counties share in
the results.
M~adison representatives on the re-
gional partnership board are Roy Ellis,
who sponsored Hendry's visit, and Allen
Cherry County Coordinator and Madi-
son's leader for economic development.


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Madison Nursing

Center Recognizes

By Bryant Thigpen
O Aprl2 ia National Volunteer Week, and the
Madison Nursing Center honored their volunteers with
a brunch on the patio of the facility on Thursday April
23, from 10-11 a.;m.
Activities Director Mattie Hackle gave a brief wel-
come'before serving guests and residentsfr-uit andjuice.
During the brunmch, gift bags that were prepared
with the help of the nursing home residents were given
to each volunteer recognized.
Volunteers to receive recognition were Jeslamb
AME Church, Brother FrjS Damascus Baptist Church,
Lee First Baptist Church, Lee United Methodist Church,
St. Vincent DePaul Catholic, Mt. Olive Baptist Church,
Concord Baptist t'hurch, Jehovah Witness Church, Mt.
Nebo AME Church, New Beginnings House of Prayer,
Mt. Zion AME House of Prayler, Morning Eitar Mission-
United pM thcis~te hure Ean list Ana Sc~hm z
Christian Menders, Lee Elementary School, Roberct Mc-
Colskey (Music), MCCS Fourth Grade, MCCS Pre-K,
Pinetta Elementary School, Latma School, First Baptist
.Church Senior;Choir, Madison County High School,
Grace Presbjyterian WOC, Katherine Blackman (Music),
Jake and Henry Hamilton, Gideons Andrea Chesire, Sil-
ver Queens, Church of God, Rosa James, Rocky Spriggs
Baptist Church and Madison County 4-H Clubs.
Up next, the staff 11ad a drawing for a chance to win
five different plants and special door prizes.
The Madison Nursing:Center sends out a special
thaliks to all volunteers. The stail of Greene Publishing,
Inc. commends the volunteers, who keeIp up the good

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By M~ichael Curtis, March 28, 2000
The RATT Pact players delivered an ~exceptional re-entactment of the 1909 incorporation of the Town of
Lee. Players standing back row left to right, with character names in parentheses: Bob Wieland (J.E. Witty),
Justin Webb (Greenberry Haven); Sean Cucinella (Thomas Boone); and Chris Williams (Bailey Smith). Front
row, left to right, are the theatre troupe founders, Jessica Webb and Judie Baldwin.

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it provides to describe the intentions Rural Area
Theatrical Troupe with "Pact" representing
friendship. Long-term planning includes a perma-
nent home, but mn the meantime, the group will per-
form in various local venues in the community
As noted, their first performance was at the
100th Anniversary Reenactment of the Lee Town
Charter, which involved a short performance by
four local male actors. The Wild Plum, located in
Madison, has riow booked the RATT Pact to perform
every Thursday evening. Each show is scheduled to
run for two weeks..and will feature rotating mem-
bers of the group:
The first show, '"Tell Me Anopher Story, Sing Me
Another Song, will be performed by Judle and Jes-
sica, and is a warm and touching exploration of the
relationship between mother and daughter. The one-
act play began April 30. A new pjlay, with different
actors, wil be prepared to open May 14. Reserva-
tions can be made at the Wild Plum at (850) 973-6405.
Michael Curtis can he reached at
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By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
On Iliarch 28, the founders of the T;own of Lee
came to life 100 years later, as players fro~in the
"RATT Pact" stepped into the roles of the founding
fathers of the community, performing at the town's
Centennial Celebration. The troupe performed su-
perbly, and a memorable moment resulted for all in
The RATT Pact is the cu~lnination of the desire
to bring gre3aer theatrical experiences,to Madison
County, and while the venture is a business partner-
ship between' Judle Baldwin and Jessica Webb, the
two' intend to involve any and all interested commu-
'nity members. In fact, once up and running, they
plan to apply for non-profit status and wil be seek-
ing a board of directors to help plan and execute the-
atrical productions. that appeal to all tastes. Several
productions wiu beheld each year, and open audi-
tions wil be announced for each show. -
The name RATTI~ Pact was chosen for its famil-
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student well-being. Now,
parents have the assur-
ance that their -child
will have the assistance
of a trained staff mem-
ber. in each school clinic
to meet the needs as
they arise. The outcome
from the grants was so
overwhelmingly suc-
cessful that the funding
is notyv legislatively .ap-
propriated into compre-
~hensive School Health
funds. Abstinence edu- 1C -:
cation grants have been MARYELLEN JORDAN
awarded for the past
three years to assist in decreasing the teen preg-
nancy rate.
The goals for our clinics were to be able to
/triage students, provide .minor first aide, give
physician ordered medications, and return the
students .to the classroom. For the School Year
2006-2007, 92% of the Clinie visits resulted in the
student's ability to return to the classroom to fin-
ish. the school day. Frpm this percentage, our goals
are~ being met .Many schools throughout the cotin-
try do not have- staffed ('linics but in Madison, we
have a School Health Team that puts the welfare of
the students first and provides then with the care
they lieed at the time it is needed. The successes of
our program can be attributed' to the dedicated
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Mjadison Salutes All Nurses

National Nurses Week


Wednesday, May 6, 2009

10A Madison County Carrier

Submnitted: ByI the Madison County Health Department
In the early years of School Health. prior to 1991,
on~ly one registered nurse employed by the Madison
County School District and one registered mirse em-
ployed by~ the Madison County Health Department
provided services to all the public schools in
the county These nurses traveled to all the
schools on a weekly basis. On many oc-
-i ~: casions, students had to be sent
e home with minor illnesses if the
nurses were not in their schools
~i::clinic to assist them. The real-
~~~ H~x zation that something had
to be done was apparent and
,, _~~~~S:~~,gi~T~~~the opportunity to do so
was approaching. .
In 1991, the Mc~adison
~O;~ li , iCounty~ Health Depart-
I~;..: ;'~ment applied for and
:: ~;.~'~i~i~l~~~~Z~~:C was awarded two
i~; :~: grantst: a SHIP
(School Health Im-
provement Plan
for Greenville E1-
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M i d dle
Schools) and a
Locally .De-
signed Pro-
gram to
staff all
I~i~lY;~:~::.I~ schools
St e e,
ta, Madi-
M ad sn n ida=
and ~Madison Highj
Sch o). shos
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i~the funds from
these two grants.
Services were
t: expanded to teach-
ing classes, such as
hand-washing, dental
;:P care, nutrition, physi-
cal activity, anti-bully-
ing, self-esteem,
'i character-building, goal
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Deloris Alexander, LPN
Lavonte Alexander, LPN
Reffeletta Alexander, LPN
Hope Black, LPN
Tanya Boyd, LPN
Phyllis Bran~ch, LPN
Marcie Davis, LPN
Kay McCarley, LPN
Pam McFarland, LPN
.Amanda Mercer, LPN J
Sta~cie Ph~illipsl, LPN
Tonya Reddick, LPN
Kimbley, Stanley, LPN
1,aura Storey, LPN
Yvonne Tapio, LPN

Sondra Wallace, LPN
James Wetmore, LPN "
STheda Stewart, LPN Unit Manager
Josh Newsome, LPN, Unit Man~ager
Kelli Croft, LPN, MDS coordinator
Mela'nie Seago, LPN, ,
Wound/Carefl~reatment Nurse
Kathy Fields, RN
F atsy Richards, RN
.Dale Wetmore, RN
Buffy Squires, RN
Mary Stephens, RN
Amy Shelly, LPN
SAnn Wilson, LPN
SRose King, LPN

Peggy Hamilton, RN, Director of Nursing
Roberta Agner, RN, BSN, NHA
Connie Walker, RN, Asst. Director of Nursing
Ronda Garner, LPN, Asst. Director of Nursing .

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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

1996 The ANA initiated "National RN Recog-
nition Day" on May 6, 1996, to honor the: nation's
indispensable registered nurses'for their tireless
commitment 365 days a year. The ANA encourages
its state and territorial nurses associations and
other organization's to acknowledge May 6, 1996 as.
"National RN Recognition Day"
*1997 The ANA Board of Direc-
tors, at the request of the ~Na-
tional Student .Nurses
Association, designated
May 8 as National
Student Nurses

cluced in the 1955 Congress, but no action was tak-
en. Congress discontinued its practice of joint res-
olutions for national weeks of various kinds. .
*1972 ~Again a resolution was presented by
the House of Representatives for the President to
proclaim "National Registered Nurse Day." It did
not occur. .
*1974 In January of that year, the Interna-
tional Council of Nurses (ICN) proclaimed
that May 12 would be "International Nurse
Day." (May 12 is the birthday of Flo-
rence Nightingale.) Since 1965, the
ICN has celebrated "International
Nurse Day."
*1974 In February of that
year, a week was. designated
by' the Wihite House as Na-
tional Nurse Week, aild
President Nixon issued a
*1978 New Jersey
Governor Brendon
Byrne declared M:ay 6 as
".Nurses Day." Edward
Scanlan, of Red Bank.
N.J.. took up the cause to
per~petuate the r~ecogni- lhj~'
tion of nurses in his state.
Mr.I Scanlan had this date
listed in Chase's Calendar
of Annual Events. He pro-
moted the celebration on his

National Nurse's ~Week begins each year .on
May 6.and ends on M'ay 12, Florence Nightingale's
birthday; These permanent dates enhance plan-
ning and position National Nuirses Week as an es-
tablished recognition event. As of 1998, May 8 was
designated as National Student Nurses Day, to be
celebrated annually And as of 2003, National
School Nurse Day is celebrated on the Wednesday
within National l\Turses Week (May 6-12) each year.
The nursing profession has been supported
and promoted by the American Nurses Associa-
tion (ANA) since 1896. Each of ANA's state and ter-
ritorial nurses associations promotes the nursing
profbasion at the ~stat~e and regional levels. Each
conducts celebrations' on these dates to recognize
the contributions that nurses and nursing make to
the community
The ANA supports and encourages National
Nurses, Week recognition programs through the
state and district nurses associations, other spe-
cialty nursing organizations, educational facili-
ties, an~d independent health care companies and
A Brief History~ of National Nur~ses Wleek
*195j3 Dor~othy Sutherlan~d of the U.S. Depar~t-
ment of Health. Education, an~d Welfar~e sent a pro-
posal to Pr~esident Eisenhower to proclaim a
"Nurse! Day" in October of the followving y~ear. The
proclamation wvas never' made.
*1954J National N~urse Week was observed from
October 11 16. The y~ear of the observance maruked
the 100th ann~iver~sary of
Florence Nightinlgale's
mission to Crimea.
Represen~tativ~e .
Frances P.
Bolton spon- *
scored the
bil for a 1
wee k .
Appar -
ently, a
bill for
a Na-
t i nal .
in -
tr 0-

*1981 ANA, along with various
nursing organizations, rallied to
support a resolution inlitiated by
nurses in~ New M'exico, through
their' C~ongressman, Manuel Lu-
jan, to have May 6, 1982, estab-
lished as "National Recognition
Day for Nur~ses."
*1982 In February, the A NA Board
Sof Dir~ectors formally acknowledged
May 6, 1982 as "National Nurses Day"
The action affrmed a joint resolution
of the Uni~ted States Congress desig-
nating M~ay 6 as "National Recogni-
tion Day for Nurses."
*1982 President Ronald Reagan~
signed a proclamation on March
25, proclaiming "National Recog-
nition Day for Nur~ses" to be
May' 6. 1982.
*1990 The ANA Board of
Directors expanded the
recognition of nurses to a
week-long celebration,
declaring May 6 12,
1991, as National Nurs-
es Week.
*1993 The ANA
Board of Directors
designated May
1 6 12 as perma-
-< nent dates to
observe Na-
tional Nurses
Week in 1994
and in all
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ToAll1 Madison County
Nurses, We Salute Y'our
Dedicated Service To
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Celebrate to Years O Service

;Ed Meggs and the staff at Madison County Community Bank stop for a picture during their 10th anniversary celebration.

Peol You Know ~

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By Bryant Thigpen
Greene Publishing, Inc. .
On Wednesday, May 6, Madison l
County Communityv Bank w ill celebrate
its 10th anniversary of serving M~adison
County citizens with their banking
needs. Starting at 8 a.m., the bank will be
,-celebrating the week with a reception of
elected officials and civic leaders. Re-
fr~eshments will be served in the lobby of
the bank all day. On Friday the bank will
sponsor a cookout from 11-2 p.m. in the
parking lot of the bank, serving hotdogs
and drinks, free to the community .
In 1998, Ed Meggs realized the need
for a community bank, and it was
through his inspiration that M~adison .
couintI Community. Bank was estab-
lished. "'There was a need for a commu-
nity bank that responds to the needs of
community folks, and Madison did not
have a community bank," stated M~eggs,
who has served as president since its in- -
ceptionr . .. ~j
," e;,prCcess of organi ing directo~s

- 1W're h8Ving a COOkout*

Friday, MVay 8, 2009
1l'00 a~m. to 2: Wypm.

Commurnity Bank
P.O. Boxe 834 Maio, FL 32341
301 Eaist B~asea Sircl Madison. FLI 326340
850-973-2400o Fax 850913-816;1

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12A Madison County Carrier

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

started in 1998, and the bank was started
by M;eggs and 19 other local business
owners and individuals. In early March
1999, they gained approval fnromthe Fed-
eral Deposit Insuranice` Corporation
(FDIC) and the State? Division of Banking
to proceed with the stock offering. In
about five weeks, they raised 41.9 million ~
dollars. On M~ay 6, Madisoix County~ Com-
munity Bank was oilicially opened f~or
The bank's th'st location was at 500
South Duval Street (now housed by North
Florida Pharmacy). "We outgrew~the fa-
cilities we were in. We purchased the
house behind the bank and outgrew both,
and we couldn't build on that property, so
we hadto move,"'Meggssaid. "Wemoved
into the new facility on July 16, 2007, after
about nine months of obtaining permits
and construction of the facility" '
Thrug 101 years of service, the
bank has achieved inany goals that have
raised the bar:and has made: the bank
successftd. "We ac l):~,~k~,qq pg pyb tabli-

ty; goals by~ December, 1999." Mleggs
added. "We have had excellent growth in
the past 10 years. We are at $68.3 million
in'deposits, and $76.72nillion in assets.
We started out with a capital of four mil-
lion, which we have raised to $8,132,000."
"Orie thing we have done
products and services that meet the
. needs of 'Madison: Countyr customers,"
explained Meggs. "All of our decisions
are made locally and all profits stay here
in the County; As a result, we are able to
give back~ to our commnlwit3-by support-
ing. United Way: the Madison County
Foundation For Excellence in Education
(to liay for scholarshipss, scholarships to
Noi'th Florida Community College, as
well as finaticially support numerous
charitable organizations." For .example,
~the Community Bank's teantraised
$1,951.52 for Relay for Life, and the bank
was one of three sponsors.
"We'r~e 14ry communityj based," stat-
ed M~eggs. "The banki staff is very; active
in! the communwityv, participating'inl com-
munity activ ities (such as Relay for Life),
civic organizations, church and even lit-
ftle league."
When one warlkts into the Communi-
ty bank, Sue Matth~ewns is there to greet
everyone with a friendly-smile. Behind
the counters atid desks, all staff is ready
with a smile and a warm welcome. "We
have a small staff of 20. We are a family

here," nleggs w~ent on to sa\.
The community bank offers many
different types of services to its cus-
tomers. One of the recent additions to the
bank is that they now offer investment
services. Customers can do banking on-
line, over the telephone, whatever best
suits the custoriter. "We are a full service
bank," Mkeggs emphasized.
With all the banking challenges gor
ing on in the world, ,Madison County
Community Bank remains str~ong. "We
did not get caught up in subprime lend-
ing crisis we're in the midst of right now.
O~ur bank is safe, sound and secure."
Born in. Tallahassee, Meggs graduat-
ed from Leon Hig'h School in~ 1966. He lat-
.er served sixr years in the Reserve U.S.
Marine Corp. From 1966-68, he attended
'liallahassee Community College, where
he obtained a Bachelors of Arts degree.
The year 1970' found hirix at IFlorida
State University obtaining a degree in
business administration. In 1973. he be-
gan- taking courses at Louisiana State
University~ at the School of Banking.
Meggs is married to Beth, and has
three boys, one girl, and four grand-
daiughters. He is currently serving as
chairman of the Madison County Devel-
olment Councit;
Congrattilations to Madison County
Community Bank for 10 yeas of excel-
lent service. *

The Host Committ~ee
consisting of agriculture and community: leaders
from Jefferson, Hamilton, L~afayette, M\adison,
Suwvanfice and Taylor Counties

Invites you to support
and gives you the opportunity to meet

rre next'FloriLah Commissioner of ycuculture
ilam 'Putitim

On Saturday, May 9th, 2009
6:00pm 8:00pmn
Birdsong Peanut Facility

(East of Lee of wL & Ws H 90/I-10 Exit)

Event is Free but donations to the campaign are welcomed.
Please feel free to extend this invitation to your friends and neighbors.
Chicken Pilap with all the fixings will be served Please RSVP to
orca0 863-578-5303 if you are able to attend.


Coecelebrate with us on our 106 Anniversary.

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Mjake someone's graduation even more special by taking part in our
"Honor The Grads"
section of the May 20th Madison County Carrier .
What better way to honor a high school graduate than In print? Forlust $35, you can pay tribute to
a, son, daughter, nlece, nephew or friend in the Madison County Carrier. To place your personal mes-
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ivrom: _
SPleasebe sun ocrompletea sparateformfor nch grduate you arehonorthl. Encloscacrheck
or money order made out to the Green Publishing. Inc for the nunilar of ads
multiplied by $35. Send your form, the graduate' or graduates' photo(s) and payment o:
Greene Publishing, Inc.
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Extensive, on-going research by both
Dental Schools and Medical School Cardiology
departments are investigating the gum & heart
connection. Research will be years in coming
and is not definitive yet. However, the results so
far tell us that the formation of plaques which
build up in heart arteries are accelerated by a
chemical the body produces called "C-REACTIVE
pfotein." This same protein is also involved in
gum disease. Researchers are investigating
reducing this C-REACTIVE protein by treating
gum disease. It seems that reducing the infection
and inflammation in the gums will reduce the
available C-REACTIVE protein and thereby
reduce the inflammation associated with heart

Roderick K Shaw III, DMD, MIAGD)
Master of the Academy of General Dentistry
Let us feature your questions. Contact us at
(850) 250-5964 or
Ask the Dentist is devoted to answering your
questions about the Art and Science of Dentistry.

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fiealthy Start n
Sk Michael Curtis
frene Publishing, Inc.
.~ The' cigarette manufacturer
Adsal sells l8 milion cigarettes a
dqjr in Florida. In protest of po-
litical recommendations to in-
Chide Dosal in lawsuit payments
taxes currently being paid by Big
Tobacco, the new manufacturer
-Florida's third largest seller
shut down production to drive
a bus to Tallahassee to stand up
1;o lawmakers.
Advocates for healthy babies
have now credited the Dosal To-
bacco Company with unwifting-
y saving lives by shutting down
operations to protest paying
their fair share of cigarette-re-
lated healthl care costs. Acdvo-
cates said the 18 million
c$i aret~tes that aren't sold by
Dosal that day wouldn't harm
lives and hook young smokers.
Dosal shut down its Miami
plant last week to bus employees
Sto Tallahassee in protest of a
legislative plan to assess off-
brand cigarettes for the State-
borne health care costs
associated with their products.
SCurrently, only the natioti's
three biggest cigarette manufac-
tit'ers reimburse the State
through a. 45-cent ~per pack pay-
ment into the Lawton Chiles
Trust Fund. '
Representatives of .Healthy
Start say maternal smoking is a
leading cause of low birth
wNeight and infant mortality, and
cheap, off-brand cigarettes, like
those manufactured by I~osal,
. are attractive to lowi-income
women who smoke. -

has a low cost averaging $288 per
client saves millions by pre-
venting premature births
through prenatal care and edu-
cation. Yet even as these statis-
tics cry out for bold action,
Florida Healthy Start is only
funded to serve 46 percent of the
Need, leaving hundreds of thou-
sands of pregnant women with
no prenatal services.
Dosal company representa-
tives argue they should not pay a
state assessment because they
were dropped from the State's
settlement with big tobacco
manufacturers ~11 years .ago. At
that: time, off-brand cigarettes
accounted for less than two per-
cent of Florida's 'cigarette mar-
ket, but -sales have since
Exploded ten-fold to an estimated
20 percent market share.
Avoiding the assessment has
.allowed companies like Dosal to
grow their market share by
charging as little as $1.67 a pack,
making them especially appeal-
ing to young and low-income
smokers. By comparison, ciga-
rettes sold by participating man-
ufacturers sell for $3.50 a pack or
m~ore. .
"These people are in the
business of making cigarettes, a
product that harms 'health," said
Ann Davis, executive director of
the Capital Area Healthy Start
Coalition. "They will stil have
jobs if they have to charge a lit-
tle more for their product to pay
for the health costs associated
with cigarettes."
Michael Curtis can be reached
Sat michael@greenepublising. com.

"Alcigarettes damage
health and cost the State money,"
said Bud Chiles, son of the late
Florida Gov. Lawton Chiles and
president of the Lawton Chiles
Foundation. "The money that
'could be generated by assessing
non-participating manufactur-
ers the same amount other to-
bacco makers pay is enough to
fully fund Healthy Start and
make sure every baby has an op-
portunity to be born healthy."
According to a Mason-DCixon
poll sponsored by the Florida Al-
'liance for Concerned Taxpayers,
78 percent of Floridians support
making off-brand tobacco com-
panies reimburse the State for
the health care~ costs associated
with their products. The poll of
625 registered voters was con-
ducted March 30 to April 1, and
had a margin of error of plus or
Minus four percent.
Healthy Start is a cost-effec-
tive program that has saved
Florida milions of dollars by
preventing premature births
through prenatal care and edu-
cation services. The services
provided by this program are
sorely needed.. In 2007, Florida
reported more than 1,680 infant
deaths and 20,767 low birth
weight babies, leading the
1Varch in Dimes to grade the
state "F" in premature births.
.Babies with a very low birth
weight- have a one-in-four
chance of dying before their
first birthday, and the average
hospital bil for premature ba-
bies in intensive care exceeds
$140,000. Healthy Start which

By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Overweight child today,. or-
thopedic patient in 20 ~years:

That's the fear of a growing num-
ber of pediatricians and orthope-
dic surgeons, many of' whom are
concerned -that the indirect ef-

fects of childhood obesity wil de-
velop into more direct, serious
health problems ~think knee
and hip replacements when
those children reach young adult-
hood. .
"What we'i'e seeing now is
thiat obesity is so widespread, it
affects almost every aspect of life
and the childhood obespiy epi-
demic in the United States has al-
ready been implicated in a long
list of serious health conditions:
hypertension, sleep apnea, dia-'
betes and kidney stones are be-
ginning to .show up decades
earlier than they otherwise
might. Wil orthopedic problems
be next?
A child won't develop serious
arthritis at age six, but obesity at
.a younger age is likely to trigger
it when that patient is 30 or 40, ex-
perts say; A person with normal
body weight night pot experience
it until they're 70 or 80.
Physicians have known for
some time that being overweight
sets up some children for slipped
capital femoral epiphyses --
SCFE a condition in which
weight, displaces the ball of the
hip joint, pushing it through' the
cartilage of the hip's still-soft
growh plate. Childhood o esi y
fact, more than 85 percent of U.S.
kids with SCFE are overweight.
SCFE can cause pain in the hips
and knees now, and full-blown
arthritis later.
Knee and foot pain is espe-
cially concerning, because it can
create a dangerous spiral: Kids in
pain Can't eXerCiSe regularly,
which in turn can ,ead to a seden-
tary lifestyle and -you guessed it
more weight gain. Weight prob-
lems also make these children
more susceptible to bone frac-
tures. Experts go on to say fitness
ingrained in kids as they're de'vel-
Oping is habits that wil stick with
them the rest of their lives.
Being fit is not always easy, so

the ed,stth sed o rhaons dl
problems are planted in child-
hood. Without intervention, the
fruit is going to be borne when
they're adults.
Michael Curtis can be reached
at michael~greenepublishing. com.

QUeStion: I had a heart attack and bypass
surgery two years ago? Should I worry about a
connection ,between gum trouble and heart

An swe r I would like to attach some
peanuts to the answer to this question.

YES! Anyone with heart
trouble or a family history
of Heart trouble would be
nuts not to have their
gums checked.

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what TOe q00 mCp MetWS.
Four. hundred micrograms of folic acid -
Folic acid is a naturally occurring B vitamin that
helps a baby's neural tube the part of a devel-
oping baby that becomes the brain and spinal
cord-develop properly.
Folic acid works, but it only works if taken be--
fore and during the first few weeks of pregnancy,~
when the neural tube is developing into the brain
and spinal cord. When the neural tube does not
close properly, a baby is born with a very serious
birth defect called a neural tube defect (NTD).
About 3,000 pregnancies are affected by NTDs
each year in the United States. If all women took
adequate folic acid before conception and during
pregnancy, 50 to 70 percent of NTDs could be pre-
The best way to get enough folic acid is to take
a multivitamin with 400 micrograms of folic acid
and eat a healthy diet. Some foods contain the nat-
ural form of folate, called food folate. The body
does not absorb food folate as easily as the folic
acid in vitamin supplements and enriched grain
foods. Some examples of folate-rich foods are dark
green leafy vegetables, spinach, collard
greens, mustard greens, turnip greens and broc-
coli; legumes, such as dried beans and peas (black-
eyed peas and black, pinto, kidney and navy
~beans) and peanuts; asparagus; orange juice and
oranges, strawberries dnd avocados.
Folate is a water soluble vitamin. It can easily
be lost from foods when you cook them, especially
if you cook foods in water or other liquids. How
can you keep from losing your folate? Cook veg-
etables in only a small amount of water; if you
cook vegetables in water, reuse the water in soups
or stews to get back the lost vitamins or minerals.:r!e
SUse other ways to cook vegetables, including
-tai~ -miro-vn, grillingor r,-,.,;---
Don't soak foods in water or other liquids for long
periods of time.
If you are already taking a multivitamin or
planning to start taking multivitamins then check
the label to make sure that if has the recommend-
ed amount of folic acid. For more inforniation on
folic acid contact the local Healthy Start Coalition
at (850) 948-2741

i Chlidh00d Obesity Probletis Ca last A lifetime

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For more information
please call toll free ~1-866-963-27133

LeIarninglToday, Teaching Tomor-
row is the motto of the Early Child-
hood program at Madison County
fligh SBchool. Students who enroll, in
this program. have expressed a desire
to work with children in some educa-
tional capacity. .
i While the program uses` thle De-
partment: of Child and Families Cur-
riculum to help students achieve
Scet~~tifications for working in an early
education~ environment, students also
have the opportunity to. develop
knowledge a~nd skills in a variety of
other child related fields.
.As students advanced in th~e pro-
gramn they have an opportunity to
pjrlok with teachers in .their class-


T 'he M~adison ~Counity Planning &t Zoning Board~i w1hol'd a pulblic hearing in the County
C mimissioni Meeting Room, Coluthouse Annex, 229 SW Pinckney Street, Madison
Florida on Thursday,~ May 14, 2009 at 5:30 p.m. or soon as the matter~ can be heard, on
Sthe ~followrirg appi~cationi for Speicial Excep'tioon
APPLICATION: A request by Aqua Blue Springs Water, Inc. to be granted a special
exception under Policy 1 2.4 of the Madison County Comprehensive Plan to permit
construction of a bottled water manufacturing facility on the following property;:
Portion of the West Half (W _) of the Northeast Quarter~N (18 of Secpon 19,
. E Township 1 North, Range I ] East and a portion of Lot 1,Bluie Sprfings states
Subdivision, as described in Declaration of Restrictions and Protective Coveilants, asr
S recorded in O.R. Book I 20, pages 32-48, of the public recors of Madison Counpty,
Florida, being more particularly described as follows:.
BEG~IN at a concrete monuen marking the nojrthwest corner of saiid Lot 1; siaid point
l~yinig on the southerly rigit-of-way line of State Road 6 (100 'foot right-of-way); thence.

east like of said Lot I a distance of 202.83 feet to a rebar; thence South 88038'15" West a
distalre of 219.84 feet to a re~bar; thence South 00"23'06" Ea~st it distance of945.41 'feet
.to a retbar; then~e South 8903;4'O4" We~st a distance of 1022.11 feet to a rebar on the
eatstrly right-of-way. line of NE Hawthorne Avenue (variabhle wridth right-of-way); thence'
Ndsth 00"25'56" West along~ said right-of-way line a distance of 550.96 fe~et to a rebar
marking the intersection of said right-of-way line with the aforesaid southerly righ~t-o' ,
''iway line of State Road 6; thence North~ 63*45'S9" East a distance of 1247.25 feet tb the
Cma n ~ 19 50 sres ~ore~ or less.
A copy of the applicatioit is available for inspection by the public during Ihormal~business
hours at the Office of the County Coordinator, Courthouse Annex, 229 SW Pinckney (
SSimo~t.~ Site 219, Madiscii,' Florida, of you may contact Jeanne Bass at (850)973-3 179 for
a:.dditional information
All interested parties mayrappear at thefPublic Hearing ariid be heard with rAspect to the
above referenced application. Any persons wishing to agjipeal any decision made at the
above referencsed public hearing will need to ensure that a verbatithi record ofth the
proceedings isb made, which record includes: the testimony and evidence upon which the <
appeal is to be ba~sed.


Wednesday, May 6, 2009

2B Madison County Carrier

Are you seeking a cha)1enging, rewarding, un-
forgettable opportunity? ASSE, International is
seeking local host families' for boys and girls from 10 ,
different countries. Students are 15 to 18 years of
age and 'will be coming to the local area for the up-
coming high school ~year. The students are spon-
sored by ASSE,. a non-profit student exchange
organization. Trlhese~ personable! and: academically
selected exchange students are carefully .inte'-
viewed and qualified by ASSE. Students speak Eng-
lish and are anxious to learn about this country
through living as part of a family, attending high
school, and sharing their own culture and language
with their newly asdopted host family. Host families

may select the student of their choice from exten-
sive student application, family photos and bjio-
graphical essays.
The students arrive from their home countries
before school begins and return 10 days after the' end
of the school year. Each ASSE student is fully in-
sured, brings his or her own spending money, and
expects to bear his or her share of household re-
sponsibilities. Students are included in the normal
family lifestyle and activities..
If you are interested in obtaining more infor-
mation about beconiing a host family, please contact
Joan Soderqvist at 1-866-963-2773 toll free. You can
also visit us on the Web at www.asse.corn.

`their hours in this -course to enter
~credit towards an Elementary E~duca-
,tion Degree with North Florida Com-
munity College. ~Additionally, students
can become a member in Family, Ca-
reer, and Community Leaders of
~America and itse their skils to com-

rooms Aind explore various levels of
the education environmentn. Madison
County High School teachers work
~with Madison County Central teac~h-
ers in their classroom on both the P~e
K and Kindel'garten levels.
Com~pleting this program gives
students the opportunity to receive 40
hours of' certification allowing them in thed;aycare industry.T~hese
certificaitions along with the' hours o~f the MCCS: will allow st-
dents to enter thei North Florida Com-
munity College's Early Child
Education program where students
wm receive credit for their high
school work towards an ECPC.
'Additionally Students. can use.

pete in state and national level compe-
tition.- Students 'can also ~use the cred-
its in this course to apply for (the
Florida Gold Seal scholarship to earn
money towards completing their4AA
degree at a community college or tech-
nical school. ;

'Photo Subingted
New PTK merybers trom Madison dournty are, leff to right, Blake Sapp, Jo n
Smith, Allyce: Rutherford, David Thorntion, Healher Ke'lly, Ashley Haynes, Klerys-
tan Johnson, Angeriette Aik~ens, Caitlyn Griffin, Angela Prine, Elizabeth Schaffer
and Amber Cooper.
North' Florida Com- ivhat he believed makes Cooper,' Damnon Fieo,
munity C~ollege's Phi' a great leader. He .en- Caitl~in ~Griffin, Ashlgy
Theta Kappa Mu. Xi couraged thtestud~ents to Haynes, Kierystan Jolh~-
Chapter lield an induc- lead by example, to lead son, Heather Kelly, 1Wj~g-
tion ceremony March.l9 by encouragement ~and i.gie Lopez, Adr~ihn
to welconi~e46.newfm'ent- to lead by effe~ctivdeness. Peters, Angela: Pi-fie,
bers into PTKi,the inter- He. also encouraged Kpathryn' Rubio, Ally'ce
national honor society: them to build their com- Rutherford, Blake SaI9p,`
for two-year colleges.' petence and confidence Elizabeth Schaffer, Evym
Friends. and' family its they move forward in Schnitker, John Sm~ih
turned out to support their education and ca- and. David Thornton.'
the new inductees as reers. Suwannee County
,they walked across the NFCC President James Denmark, Car-
stage of the NFCC`'Fine John Grosskopf and Dr. la Federico, Jeffrey J6r-
Arts Auditorium to ac- Greg Molnar, NFCC sci- dan,. Shauna Nettles,
cept membership in the ence instructor and PTK Amanda Sweeney, 'Ja-
prestigious organiza- advisor, also took part in .clyn Thiomas, Kimbe y
tion that was estab- the ceremony; A recep- Warner and Danipla
lished in 1918. Inductees tion was held in the Wasem.
must have a minimum NFCC Student Center Taylor County -
'GPA of 3.25 to join and immediately following Jonathan Courtdiey,
must maintain a3.0 GPA the induction of new 'Theresa Freeman, Ific-
to remain a member of members. hole Gold, Jenna Helin,
PTK. New PTK members Jacqileline McDongd,
NFCC students lead- are: Caroline Mcleiu,
~ing the induction cere- Columbia County Christina Scruggs,
mony were PTK Ashley Beckman and Katherine Smith, 2n-
President Rachel Frey of Keith Heston. drew Turner ar
SJefferson County, PTK Hamilton County Stephanie Wiggleswort 1.

Vice President Do-
minique Reed of Suwan-
. nee County* and PTK
Secretary Brittany Bez-
ick of IV~adison County.
Frey welcomed guests
and introduced guest
speaker and NFCC histo-
ry instructor David
Paulk. .
Paulk shared with
the students and their
supporting audience

- Tracy Atkinson,
Samantha Lucas and
Vincent Windham.
Jefferson County
- Amy Frey and Tristan
Lafayette County
- Emily Dees and Ash-
ley Swinson.
Madison County -
Angpnette Aikens, Sha-
juandrine Bridges, Cyn-
thia Brown, Amber


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iWednesday, May 6, 2009

Madison County Carrier 3B

FCA activities as well.
"We've brought RV in for several
programs, including his Step up to the
'Plate, Dad series. He has an incredibly
powerful message that I first heard in
FCA;, and we're blessed to have him in
Madison," McHargue noted.
.Brown has a passion that is' com-
bined with a strong message of spiritu-
al and physical discipline that is very
timely, but more than that, it works!
Youth and adults alike have benefited
enormously from his mission message.
"The word 'disciple' has the same
root as the word disciplineie' meaning
that living right for the Lord, in all
parts of our life, requires that we first
learn, then practice, then perform. I
had the. privilege of being a disciple of
Dr. Brown at South Carolina State,
where 51 preachers and myself; as an
evangelist learned and prepared for
ministry. It was a challenging progres-
sion, but one that is essential to devel-
opment, which is what are sharing
today," Brown explained. .
Michael Curtis can be reached at

By Michael Curtis
G~reene Publishing, Inc.
Evangelist RV Brown is founder
and President of Outreach to Ameri-
ca's Youth, Inc. O.T.A.Y. Accepting
Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior No-
vember 1977, in 1988 the Lord called
SBrown into full-time evangelism and
:gave him the vision to found O.T.A.Y.
Brown travels throughout the
world sharing the Gospel of Jesus
Christ with all people. He carries the
message of O.T.A.Y to churches, pris-
ons, retreats, camps, conferences and
college campuses. He conducts Break-
ing the Chain school assemblies in mid-
d~e and high schools. Recognized for
his work, Brown a mountain of a
~an with a notable sports legacy -
h~ad, the honor of being inducted 'into
'thte Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Hall of Champions. .
On March 27, Brown brought his
program to Madison County High
School' as part of a visit sponsored by
a~llowshiip Baptist Church, where Pas-
dOr Steve McHargue speaks very highly
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The Aucila Christ-
ian Academy varsity
Warriors baseball team.
.won four of their last six
20b stand 15-8 on thre sea-
Aucilla fell to Lamier
County, 7-5, April 13.
Stephen Dollar manned
mound for six' in-
: ings, strik ing out 9 and
,-igving up 1 earned run.
f3:t the plate, Matt Bish-
UpP was 2 for 2; Clark
~hristy was' 2 for 4; Ifcent
~ones, I for 1; pasey
i- peeler. 1 for 3; Lane

Fraleigh, 1 for 2; and
Dollar, 1 for 4.
The Warriors de-
feated FAMU High, ~14-5,
April. 14. Marcus
Roberts pitched five' in-
nings and struck out 8;
Trent Roberts, 2 for 3
with 2 doubles; Bishop, 2
for1 double and 3 RBI;
Dollar, 2 for 4, 2 stolen
bases; Wheeler, 1 for 3;
and Fraleig'h, 1 for 4.
`ACA fell to Hamil-
ton Couinty, 7-3, April 17.
Christy pitched and
struck out. 6 batters; at
the dish, Bishop, 1 for 2;
Wheeler, 1 for 3; Casey
Anderson,' 1 for 3; and

Fraleigh, 1 for 3.
The Warriors
chalked up two more
victories when they
faced Altha in a double-
`header, April 21.-Aucila
won the first game, 12-2
with Dollar o n- the
mound striking out 12.
At the plate, Wheeler
went 2 for 3; VIfarcus
Roberts, 2 for 3; Andier-
son, 1 for 1; Fraleigh, 1
for 2; Dollar, 1 for 4 with
a double; Bishop, lOfor 3;
and Christy, 1for 3.
Warriors won the
second` game 10-8. Mar-
cus Roberts pitched four
innings and struck out

5. Trent Rob~erts went 2
for 3 with 4 R~BI, 2 home-
runs; Chiristyi 3 for 3
with a triple; Dollar, 1
for 3; Bishop, 1 for 3, 2
stolen bases; . Ryan
Pricher,. I for 1 with a
double; and Fraleigh, 1
for 1.
ACA downed Geor-
gia Christian, 8-3, April
25 to wrap up the regu-
lar season. Trent
Roberts pitched flour in-
nings, struck out 7 and
gave :up 1 hlb~it;- Dollar
went. 3..for .4; Christy,.. 2 .
for 4; Anderson, 2 for 3, 1
sacrifice; Wheeler, 1 for
2; and Bishop, 1 for 3.

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:A clever consumer can save
11urydreds of dollars a year on au-
toiinotive expenses without buy-
ing1 a ;new car or changing
lifestyles. All it may take is a little
tire and research.l Here~ are
quii'k, inexpensive, easy ways to
savre money on your car.
*M Mmnd the air to save money
on bfuel. The U.S. Energy Depart-
meht reports that under-inflated
tirds can increase fuel consump-
tionl by up to 3 percent. One study
estimates that 50 to 80 percent of
th tires rolling on U.S. roads are
urderinflated. Properly inflated
tire on all American cars could
sa~ up to 2 billion gallons of gas
a y ~at
What's more, a clnogged air fil-
te c~an increase fuel consrlimption
by is much as 10 percent. Air fil-
te $ keep impurities from damag-
in gthe interior of the engine, so
replacing dirty filters wil save
g sand protect your engine.
*More ways to save money on
fuel are at
:'s Reduce your insurance
co'sts by shopping around. Prices
vapy from company to company, so
it pays to do your homework. Get
atllbast three price quotes. You can
ca~ companies directly or access
ifrmation on the Internet.
fOther ways ,to reduce insur-
anc~e costs can be found by visit-
my~ the U.S. Insurance Infor-

mation Institute's Web site at -
cars/autoinsu/autoinsu. htm.
a Get slick to reduce mainte-
nance costs and save fuel. Upgrad-
ing to one of- today's modern

Royal Purple motot oil improves
fuel economy by as much as 5 per-
cent and significantly reduces en-
gine wear. Using high-performance
synthetic motor oil, as opposed to
conventional oils, also allows for

Simply upgrading to rthe right high-performance motor oil can im-
prove fuel economy.

high-performance motor oils can
make a meaningful improvement
to your car's fuel economy and en-
gine life. For instance, indepen-
dent studies have documented that -

more miles between oil changes'
reducing maintenance costs. and
time spent working on the car.
You can find out more at

4 A three-pronged strategy of
ecl~cation, enforcement and tech-
nitka innovation is helping to re-
dite~e the number of traffic
ageident fatalities among
to ~agers.

campaign focus on inc
teens' awareness of how
gers contribute to driver
tion, a leading cause of ac
For decades, traffic at
have been by far the leadi~

:reasing hicles more crashworthy and im-
passen- proving enforcement and educa-
distrac- tion," said~ automotive expert
:cidents. Samir Salman. "Just think of the
ccidents` benefits to society if we can cut
ng cause accidents in half and eventually
to zero through active and passive
safety: technologies. It's milions
more lives protected and bilions
more dollars saved." .
SOne of the new-technologies
at the forefront of this safety rev-
-olution is Collision Mitigation
Braking, which uses radar and in-
car cameras to monitor traffic
ahead and activate the brakes au-
tomatically if a collision looks
Lane departure and blind-spot
warning systems are two other in-
novative features that rely on in-
car cameras to help drivers avoid
accidents. These systems give at-
dible~ and visual warnings if a ve-
hicle begins to drift out of its lane
or begins to change lanes with an-
other vehicle in the way. The most
advanced lane departure system
lem less will actually steer the vehicle
back into its'lane, if necessary.
According to a recent report
among from the Insurance Institute for
alpproxi- Highway Safety, these and bther
y' in tra-f- nevy crash-avoidance technolo-
gies may prevent or reduce the
nt, com- severity of 3.4 million accidents
e slippli- per year and save as many as
rks with 20,700 lives for a 60 percent reduc-
laker, of- tion in highway fatalities. Im-
Idrivers proved safety systems could also
re these reduce the economic impact of
occut motor vehicle-related deaths, in-
ed thou- juries and property ~damage,
Itry and which together cost the country
king ve- more than $150 billion per year.


:New car features help drivers avoid accidents and make th
severe when they do occur.

According to government au-
thtirities, graduated licensing
prdpgrams and strict enforcement
of firunken driving and seat belt
lajgs are having a definite effect in
relthicing fatal accidents~ ainong
ygung drivers. In addition, pro-
grims such as National Teen Dri-
ved Safety Week address such
serfours issues as driver distrac-
tion. .
SEstablished by Congress, Na-
tiormal Teeri Driver Safety. Week
and the "Ride Like A Friend"

of accidental death
teenagers. Currently, ~
mately 13 teens die per daJ
fic accidents.
On the technology fr'o
panies such as automotive
er Continental, which wol
h~early every global autom
fer new features that help
avoid accidents and mak
,less severe when they do
"Already, we have save
sands of lives in this count
billions of dollars by mal

::Not all auto insurance is the
satile. A personal auto insurance
.policy generally won't cover
daglfage to your car if you're us-
iing it for business purposes.
P" Even if your personal policy
hs"business-use" coverage, you
my'y 'find yourself at a loss when
San accidentt happens, especially if
ydur liability limits are not high
exteugh to cover the damage.
Make sure you're protected.
ICall your insurance compa-
nyn~or independent agent and ask
these questions:
1 a How do you define "com-
me'rcial use"? Some insurers
may simply define it as trans-
porting goods for compensation
of it fee. That could include~ ser-
vipes like:
a~I pizza and newspaper deliv-
mi catering;
a door-to-door consulting

landscaping or snowplow-
ing services; or
aday care/church van ser-
Even real estate agents may
qualify Fall into one of these cat-
egories? Consider a commercial
vehicle policy.
Here are some questionS to
ask to determine if commercial
auto insurance is right for yfou.
SWhat are my liability lim-
its? In general, a commercial
auto policy can offer higher lia-
bility limits. Larger vehicles,
such as delivery vans, can cause
more damage than passenger
aDoes my personal policy
cover me for issues specific to my
business? For example, if you
have a trailer that damages an-
other vehicle while on a job, a
personal liability policy may not

cover the repairs. A commercial
policy will.
aDo I have employees who
drive my vehicles? In general, if
Other people drive your vehicles
for work, you need a commercial
auto policy
You also need a commercial
auto policy if your vehicle hauls
tools or equipment weighing
more than 500 pounds, makes de-
liveries or requires filings for in-
terstate for for-hire trucking
An independent insurance
agent can help you better under-
stand business needs and put to-
gether a package that meets you
needs. Find an agent at
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differences between personal
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policies? Visit


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The Scrap Heap
Now is a good time to send a few automo-
tive maintenance myths to the scrap heap. That
effort can start with the biggest myth in the
business, the often-recommended 3,000-mile/
three-month oil change.
For example, GM is debunking this myth
with its patented engine Oil Life System (OLS).
Because GM's OLS technology tells vehicle
owners exactly when to change their oil based
on individual driving habits, a motorist who
drives an average of 15,000 miles per year could
save tvrio to three oil changes annually.
Changing a car's oil every 3,000 miles isn't
the only auto maintenance myth car experts
are busting. Besides changing a vehicle's oil,
other vehicle services have changed over the
years, particularly within the first 60,000 to
100,000 miles of ownership. Here are some of
the most colimuonly held maintenance myths
that have been busted or adjusted based on
technologies available on today's vehicles.
aTune-ups: Today's engines have comput-
er-monitored and -co trolled systems that stil
need to be checked, but they don't need a tradi-
tional tune-up every few thousand miles. A
standard tune-up used to call for new ignition
parts such as a distributor cap, spark plugs, and
points and rotors. Besides spark plugs, which
usually don't have to be changed until 100,000
,miles, today's cars aren't built with; points and
rotors, and many engines don't have distribu-
tor caps that need replacement as often.
mLubrication: Most. new cars no longer
require chassis lubrication. Having a mechanic
install a itin o ihea tei' Ich sse asn
adding grease and components where none are
necessary or originally intended.
agAnnual radiator flush: Manufacturers
have-made significant advancements in engine
cooling systems during the past few years with
closed systems that recirculate ;coolant. These
new systems don't lese coolant as often, and.
coolant manufacturers have also made ad-
vrancemen'ts ini their products', chemical compo-
nents with synthetic materials,'making the
seasonal radiator flush almost extinct. It is still
important to check fluid levels periodically-es-
pecially before long trips-and use the manufac-
turer-recommended coolant.
a Wheel alignment: Although it's impor-
tant to keep tires properly maintained and in-
flated, it's not always necessary to have them
aligned every time they are rotated. A majority
of manufacturers recommend a wheel align-
ment and wheel balance only if there is a major
issue with the car pulling to one side or anoth-
aUnnecessary services Routine mainte-
nance services such as ftxel injector cleaning
and transmission fluid flushes aren't necessary
as often anymore. Some routine maintenance
services are stil needed, but in most cases they
aren't, so compare what's being suggested with,
what the owner's manual ~recommends-and pos-
sibly avoid spending money on unneeded main-
a When in doubt, check with an expert:
Visit a Goodwrench service expert or check the
vehicle's owner's manual to get accurate an-
swers to maintenance questions. Visit~ Good-
wrench~com's owner's manual section at Tips/ OwnerlManuals~jsp
for more information.

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The Obama Administration

By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc. -
Folks are stil struggling to get details about ex-
actly what is in $789 billion stimulus package that is
being distributed, which includes $507 billion in
spending programs and $282 billion in tax relief.
They are also' struggling to get any. real details of
the coming two ~trilion in additional planned distri-
butions. In fact, people regularly ask, "What's in the
stimulus package, anyway?" .
Well, they asked for it, so, here it is for Round 1.
Clean, Efficient, American Energy: >
a Smart Grid/Advanced Battery Technology/
Energy Efficiency
1. Provides a total of $30'bmlion for such initia-
tives as a new, smart power grid, advanced
battery technology and energy: efficiency mea-
sures, which will create nearly 500,000 jobs.
2. Transforms the nation's electricity systems
through the' Smart Grid Investmenit Program
to modernize the electricity grid to make it
more efficient and reliable. ,
3. Supports U.S. development of advanced vehi-
cle batteries and battery systems through
loans and grants so that America can lead the
world in transforming the way automobiles
are powered.
.4. Helps state and local governments make in-
vestments in innovative best practices to
achieve greater energy efficiency and~ reduce
energy usage. I.
5. Spur's eliergy efficiency and renewable energy
a Tax Incentives to Spur Eriergy~ Savinlgs and Green
Jobs .
i. Provides $20 b~illion~in tax incentives for re-
newable energy and energy efficiency over the
.next 10 years. .

10VeSting Lessons from the
Vineyards .
Provided by Brad Bashaw, Edwaird Jones .

As an investor, you can get plenty of advice from financial experts
on the evening news or cable financial shows. But you may actu-
ally be able to leari' some deeper truths about investing~ by
observing other professionals such as winemakers.

Atfi/rst glance, you might not see what these guardiansns of the
: 1 M ban teeth yool abdUI boliding'ah investment pol'foblio. After
ail, they're shaping Sanglovetse while you're seeking stocks,
they're bottling Burgundy while you're buying bonds, and they're
mastering Malbec while you're monitoring mutual funds. Where's
the connection?

Start by considering thq life cycle of wine and the concept of "vin-
tage." For example, a particular wine is labeled a 2005 vintage if
it iS made from grapes that were' predominantly grown and har-
vested in 2005. Yet given the requirements of wine production,
this 2005 vintage may not actually hit the markets until 2008 '-
and some aficionados may think the wine won't taste its best until

If you translated this type of scenario to the financial world, you
could say that the 2008 investment "vintage" was not promising'
given that the.value of almost all investments even the quality
ones 'fell last year. But if you there to hold these quality invest-
ments for the long term as you should, because investing is a
Iong-term activity you might find that the 7008 vintage invest-
ments may eventually become productive itehicles that can help
you achieve your financial goals.

So, what lessons can you learn from winemakers? Here are a few

Be patient. Winemakers put a lot of time, effort and money
into planting today's grapes for which they' will not see one
penny of profit for many years. Yet they have the wait
patiently until:the products of their labors corite to fruition. Are all
their'wines successful? No and all your investments may not
be, either. But given enough time, quality investments can usual-
ly help you work toward your financial goals.
Have faith in your strategy. Wine drinkers' tastes can
change from year to year. Yet winemakers don't rip out their vine-
yards and replant them with today's ":hot.varietal. Instead, they
cultivate the grapes they've planted, make the best wine they can
and maintain~ their belief that their products will find-a market. As
an investor, you can't allow yourself to be swayed by today's hot
tips and trends. Instead, build a portfolio of quality investments
that can stand the test of time. .
Adapt your goals to your situationi. One of the most
famous winemaking regions in the world, Napa Valley, contains a
number of niicroblimates that vary by temperature, raiinfall and
soil. Napa Valley winemakers know which grapes will do best in
which microclirriate, anid they concentrate their efforts according-
ly. And you, as an individual investor, should make your invest-
ment decisions based on your own "microclimate"-- your risk tol-
erance, family situation, time horizon and other factors. In other
words, you should choose those investments that are best suited
for you and that have the best chance to help you meet your

Investing, Ilke winemaking, Is filled with challenges. But by
observing how winemakers work, you may learn some things that
can eventually help you raise a glass to your own success.

Brad Bashaw Edward Jones
Investment Representative

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P.O. Box 631 Madison, FL 32341 I

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Hm 386-362-6204
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2. Includes a three-
year extension of
the production tax
credit for electrici-
ty derived from
wind (through
2012) and for elec-
tricity derived
from biomass, ge-
othermal, hy-
dropower, landfill
.gas, waste-to-ener-
gy and -marine fa-
cilities (through
3. Provides grants of
up to 30 percent of
the cost of build-
ing a. new renew-
able energy
.fadility to address.
current renewable T he' Obama Administr;
energy credit mar- package aimed at everythi
ket concerns.
4. Promotes ehergy-efficient investments in
homes by extending and expanding tax cred-
its through 2010 for purchases such as new
furnaces, energy-efficient windows and doors,
Sor insulation. .
5. Provides a tax credit for families that pur-
chase plug-in hybrid vehicles of up to7 $7,500 to
spur the next generation of American cars.
6. Includes clean renewable energy bonds for
State and local governments.
7. 3Establi'shes a newi manufacturing investment
tax credit for investment in advanced energy
facilities, such as facilities that manufacture
components for the production of renewable
energy, advanced battery technology, and oth-
er innovative next-generation green technolo-
nLandmark Energy Savin~gs at Hole
1. Provides $5 billion for landmark provisions to
improve the energy efficiency of niore than 1
million modest-income homes through weath-
2. This will save modest-income families on av-
erage $350 per year oin their heating and air
conditioning bills.
.IlRepairing Public Housing and Making .Key
Energy Efficiency Retro~fits to HUD-Assisted
S1. Provides a total of. $6.3 ,billion Jfor increasing
; JenergyJ federally su~ppor~ted hous-
mng programs.
2. Specifically, establishes a new program to up-
Sgrade HUD-sponsored low-income housing (el-
derly, disabled and Section 8) to. increase
energy efficiency, including new insulation,
windows and fraynes. -
3. Also invests in energy efficiency upgrades in
public~ housing, including new windows, fur-
11COS and insulation to improve living condi-
tions for residents and lower the cost of
operating these facilities. .
Science and Technology:
Investing' in Scientific Research (More than $15
Provides $3 billion for the Nati'onal Science
Foundation, for basic research in fumdamen-
tal- science and engineering which~ spurs
discovery and innovation.
2. Provides $1.6 billion for -the 'Department~ of
Energy's O~ffice of Science, which fumds re-
search in such: areas as climate~ science, biofu-
els, high-energy physics, nuclear physics and
fuSiOI1 enet'gy 8CiellcOS areaS Crimialipq Our
Energy future.
3. Provides $400 milion for the Advanced Re-
searc~h Project Agency-Energy to support
high-risk,' high-payoff research into energy
Sources and energy efficiency in collaboration
with industry .*
4. Provides $580 million for the National Insti-
tute of Standards and Technology,, including
the Technology Innovation Program and the
Manufacturing Extension Partnership.
S5. Provides $8.5 billion for NIH, including ex-
panding good jobs in biomedical research to
.studr 'diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkin-
son'd, cancer and heart disease. .
6. Provides! $1 bulion for NASA, including' $400
million to put more ScientiSts to work doing
climate change research. '
7, Provides $1.5 bilion for NIH to renovate uni-

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ation's economic plan includes a $789 billion stimulus
ng from scientific research to unemployment.

Sversity research facilities and help them com-
pete for biomedical research grants.
a Extending Broadband Services -cr
1. Provides $7 billion for extending~broadbanet
services to underservred-communities across
the country, so that rural and inner-city busi-
nesses can compete with any company mn the
2. For every dollar invested in broadband,' the
economy sees a teh-fold return on that invest-
Lower Health Care Co ts and Ensure Broader.
Affordable and quality health care is key to
strong economic growth. We are bringing ourf
health care system into the 21st century with
information technology, which will .save billions
of dollars, and are taking key steps to ensure
Broader coverage in this recession.
I Health Care:
1. Provides $19 billion to accelerate adoption of
Health Information Technology HIT sys-
tems by doctors and hospitals, in order to
mbdernize the, health care. system, .save bil-
lions of dollars, reduce medical errors and
improve quality.
*2. Strengthens Federal privacy and security law
to protect personally identifiable health infom-
,, mation from misuse and abuse.
, 3lCreates hundrePds; ofi thiousandsil ofhjobs -
:- marry in h-igh-tech sectors by promoting the,
adoption of HIT.
4. CBO estimates that this proposal will -gener-
ate *bm~ions of dollars in ''system-wide" say-
a Protecting Health Care Cover~age for Millionas
Through Medicaid
1. Protects health care coverage for niillions of
Americans during this recession, by~provid-
ing an estimated $87 billion over the next two
years in additional federal matching funds to
help states maintain their Medicaid programs
inrthe face of massive state budget shortfalls.
2. Helps states avoid cutting eligibility for Med-
icaid and scaling back the health care services
SProviding Health Insurance for Unemployrsd
Workers E*
1. Currently, laid-off workers,.under the COBRA
program, can buy into their former employ-
er's~ health insurance. But the premiums are
often prohibitively exljensive. In order to help
people maintain their health coverage,.the bil
provides a 60 percent subsidy for COBRA pre-
miums for up to 9 months.
an Investing in Prevention & -Comparative
Effectiveness Research
i Provides $1 billion for a new Prevention and
Wellness Fund, Studies have shown that in-
vesting in prevention can lower overall health
care costs by billions of dollars.
2. Provides $1.1 billion for comparative effective-
riess research, to help patients and doctors de-
termine the effectiveness of different
treatments. This research will improve the
quality of care.
Preventing Teacher Layoffs and Education Cuts
by the States
1. Prevents teacher layoffs and other cutback's in
education and other key services, by estab-
lishing a $53.6 billion State Fiscal Stabiliza-
tion Fund, including $40.6 bilion to local
school districts using existing funding formu-
las, which can be used for preventing cut-
backs, preventing layoffs, school
modernization or other purposes; $5 billion to
States as bozius grants for meeting key perfor-
Smance measures in education; and $8 billion
to states for other high priority needs such as
public safety and other critical services,
which may include education.
.i Making College More Affordable
1. Increases the higher education tax credit to a
maximum of $2,500. Also makes it available to
nearly 4 million low-income students who had
not had any access' to the higher education tax
credit in the past by making it partially re-
2. Increases the maximum Pell Grant by $500,
for a maximum of $5,350 mn 2009 and $5,550 in
3. Adds $200 milion to the vital College Work-
study program.
a Investing in Early Childhood Development
1. Provides $1.1 billion for Early Head Start and
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]I1$1 bulion for Head Start, which provide com-
prehensive development services to low-in-
comee infants and preschool children -
':thereby providing services for 110,000 addi-
::jtional infants and children.
_2. Proviides $2 billion for the Child Care Develop-
r:ment Block Grant to provide child care ser-
vices to an. additional. 300,000 children in
low-income families while their parents go to
I providing Other Key Education Investments
~-1. Provides $13 billion for Title I grants to help
disadvantaged kids reach high academic stan-
dards ensuring that in this period of tight
:state and local budgets these vital services are
;~~f maintained.
:I2. Provides $12.2 .bmlion for grants for IDEA
(Special Educatioli) to increase the federal
share of these costs, and prevent these manda-
*~ tory costs from forcing states to cut other ar-
eas of education.
Roads, Bridges, Transit-and Waterways:
a 3Modernizing Roads and Bridges
;11. Provides $29 billion 'for modernizing roads
;; and bridges, which will create .835,000 jobs.
This investment createsjobs in thie short term
while saving commuters time~ and money in
the long term.
S: 2. Requires states to'obligate at least half of the
highwajr~bridge funding within 120. days. .
S.3. States have o ver ($,100 projects totaling o~vel
$64 billion that could be under contract with-
in 180 days.
~Improving Public Transit and Rail
1 iicl. Provides $8.4 bilion for investments in transit
,: ~and $8 bilion for investment in' high-speed
rail. These~ investments will reduce trailic
congestion and our dependence on foreign oil.
2. Includes funds for newi construction of com-
muter and ~light .rail, mo~dernizin~g existing
-!~ transit systems, and purchasing bases and
equipment to needed to increase public trans-
;ldportation and improve intermodal and transit
r facilities. :
3. States have 787 ready-to-go transit projects to-
taling about $16 billion.
a Prioritizing Clean Water/Flood Control/Environ-
mental Restoi'ation
<1. Provides -$18 bulion for clean water, flood con-
6l~ trol, adn~ environmental restoration invest-
ments, which wil create more thari 375,000
n~ jobs.
-:9.2. Experts note that $16 bilion in water projects
could be quickly obligated.
aMModernizing Public Infrastructure ~To Achieve
Major Energy Cost Savings ..
~! 1. Provides billions to modernize federal' and
other public,.infrastr~ucture with investments
that lead to long-term extergy cost savings, il-
c;1 luding about $5 bilion to indake improsve-
~i!~~ments in DOD facilities, including housing for
f: our troops~ and about $4.5.billion to inake fed-
1"'erbl office buildings more energy effcient in
r order to achieve long-term savings for taxpay-
Tax Cuts: .
a Tax Relief for American Families
r 1l. Provides immediate and sustained tax relief
to 95 percent of American workers through
the Making Work Pay Tax Cut, a refuh~dable
tax credit of up- to $400) per worker ($80( per
couple ~filing' jointly), phasing orit completely
at $200,000 for couples filing jointly and
$100,000 for single filers.
S 2. Cuts taxes for the families of inillions of chil-
dren through an expansion of the child tax
r'~credit (allowing families to begin qualifying
for the ~child tax credit with every dollar
.; -: earned overS3,000).
3. Expands the Earned SIncome Tair Credit by
providing tax relief to Tamilies with three or
more children and increasing marriage penal-


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pends the taxation of some unemployment

... Bsnds sax Incentives to Create Jobs and Spur
'~~-1. Helps businesses quickly recover costs of new
capital investments by extending the bonus
depreciation and increased small business ex-
pensinig for businesses making investments in
plants and equipment in 2009.
2. Includes a variety of provisions to help small
business, including small business expensing
for investment in new plants and equipment,
loss carry back for small businesses, a delay of
the 3 percent withholding tax on payments to
businesses that sell goods or ser-vices to gov-
ernments, and a cut in the capital gains tax
cut for investors in small businesses who hold
stock for more than five years.
3. Provides assistance to companies looking to
reduce their debt burdens by delaying the tax
.on businesses that have discharged indebted-
ness, which will help these companies
strengthen their balance sheets and obtain re-
sources, to invest in job creation.
4. ~Provides incentives to create new jobs with
tax credits for hiring recently discharged un-
employed veterans and youth that have been
out of work and out of school for- the six
months prior to hire,
a Tax Incentives to Spur Energy Savings and Green
S1. Provides $20 billion in tax incentives for re-
newable energy and energy efficiency over the
next.10 years.
2. Includes a three-year extension of the produc-
tion tax credit for electricity derived from
.wind (through 2012) and for electricity de-
rived from biobtas~s, geothermal, hydropower,
landfill gas, waste-to-energy and marine facil-
ities (through 2013).
3. Provides grants of up to 30 percent of the cost
of building a newi renewable energy facility to
address current renewable energy credit mar-
ket concerns.
4. Promotes energy-efficient investments in
homes by extending and expanding tax cred-
its through 2010 for purchases such as new
furnaces, energy-efficient windows and doors,
or insulation.
5. Probvides a tax credit, for families that pur-
chase plug-in hybrid vehicles of up to $7,500 to
spur th~e next generation of American cars.
6. Includes clean renewable energy bonds for
State and~ local governments.
7. Establishes a new manufacturing investment
tax credit for investment in advanced energy
facilities, such as facilities that manufacture
Components for the production ~of renewable
energy, advanced battery technology, and oth-
er innovative' next-generation green technolo-
gies. .'
m Tax Incentives for State and Local Economic
::Devielopment .
1. Includes provisions to enhance the mrar-
etability for state anid local government
bonds, which wil reduce the costs they incur
in financing state and local infrastructure
projects. .
2. Includes a neir bond-financing program for
school construction, rehabilitation and re-
Extending aird Improving Unemployment
1. Continues through December 2009 the extend-
ed unemployment benefits program (which
provides up to 33 weeks of extended benefits)
that is otherwise scheduled to begin to phase
out at the enid of March 2009 --thereby help-
ing an additional 3.5 milion jobless workers.
2. Increases unemployment benefits for 20 mil-
lion jobless workers by $25 per week, and en-
courages states to modernize their UI systems
to keep up with the changing workforce with
expanded coverage. .
3. Temporarily suspends the taxation of some
unemployment benefits. .
4. Everyr dollar in unemployment benefits cre-
ates at least.$1.63 in economic activity, accord-

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SPresident Barack Obama's $789. billion stimulus
package includes aid for seniors, disabled veterans
and SSI recipients. A payment of $250 will be issued
to all Social Security beneficiaries, SSI recipients
and veterans receiving disability compensation and
pension benefits from the VA.

ing to chief economist Mark Zandi of Moody's
Increasing Food Stamp Benefits
1. Increases food stamp benefits by over 13% to
help offset rising food dosts for more than 31
million Americans, half of whom are chil-
2. Every dollar of food stamps creates at least
$1.73 in economic activity, according to chief
economist. Mark Zaddi of Moody's
m Increasing Other Food Assistance
1. Provides other food assistance, including $100
million for Emergency Food and Shelter to
help local community organizations provide
food and shelter; $100 million for formula
.grants to states for elderly nutrition services
including Meals on Wheels; and $150 million
for the Emergency Food Assistance Program
to purchase commodities for food banks to re-
fill emptying shelves.
a Helping Workers Find Jobs
S1. Provides funding to help workers find jobs, in-
c,. luding. $4 billion..for job training including
forniula grants for adult job training;- dislo-
cated worker job training, and youth services
(including funding for summer jobs for young
people); $500 milion for Vocational Rehabili-
tation State Grants to help persons with dis-
abilities prepare for gainful employment; $500
million to match unemployed individuals to
job openings through state employment agen-
cies; anid $120 million to provide community
service jobs to an additional 24,000 low-in-
comne older Americans.
a Expanding Housing Assistance
1. Increases support for several critical housing
programs, including providing $2 bilion for
Sthe Neighborhood Stabilization Program to
help communities purchase~ and rehabilitate
foreclosed, vacant properties and $1.5 billion
for the Emergency Shelter Grant program to
provide short-term rental assistance and oth-
er aid for families during the economic crisis.
a Providing Aid to Seniors, Disabled Veterans and
SSI Recipients
1. Provides a payment of $250 to Sociatl Security
beneficiaries, SSI recipients and veterans re-
ceiving disability compensation and pension
benefits from the VA.
2. Extending TAA
3. Extends Trade Adjustment Assistance bene-
fits for at least 160,000 new workers over the
next two years who lose their jobs because of
increased imports or factory shifts to certain
foreign countries.
Michael Curtis can be reached at michael~greene

r~-~ty relief.
4.:' Helps more than 4
million additional.
students' 'attend
c; college with a new,
pa tia ,50r~ef at
credit for families.
- 5. Protects 26 million
' middle-class fami-
lies from being hit.
by the AMT.
;`-6. Helsb firsti-t d
strengthens the
housing market by
enhancing the cur-
rent credit 'fbr
first-time home
purchases with the
1*emoval of the re-
payment require-
rl'7. Provides incen-
tives to buy new
cars, including
:'; light trucks and
;: 'SUVs, with a tax
deduction for State
I! and local sales tax-
es paid on the pur-
8. Temporarily sus-

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with respect to the Ordinance
The public hearing may be continued to one or more future dates, Any
interested party shall be advised that the date, time and place of any continua-
tion of the public hearing shall be announced during the public hearing and
that no further notice concerning the spatter will be published, unless said con"
tinuation exceeds six calendar weeks fmom the date of the above referenced pub-
lic hearing.
At the aforementioned public hearing, all interested parties may appear
and be heard with respect to the amendments.
All persons are advised that if they decide to appeal any decision made
at the above refearened public hearing, they will need a record of the proceed-
ings, and that, for such purpose, they may need to ensure that a ~verbatim
record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and ev-
idence upon which the appeal is to be based-

hte foreclosure sale.
[NOTE: If you are a person with a disability w~ho needs any accommo-
Idation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to
you, to the pmvision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administrator,
Post Office Box 1569, Lake City, Florida 32056-1569, 'lblephone: (386) 758-
2163, within two (2) working days of your receipt of this Notice' or pleading. If
you N a S mphnyoi rngid tepo~l salcaH sa-o co~ut,1.&is 28th day of
April, 2069 at Madison, Madison Conglty, Florida.
(Court Seal)
By Ramona Dickinton
As Deputy Clerk

Rose M. Decker, Jr., Esquire
320 White Avenue
Post Offce Box 1288
Live Oak, Florida 32064
Telephone: (386) 364-4440
Telecopier: (386) 364-4508
Attorney for Plaintiff



th ollo e is hereby gien hatitpursuant to hap er 37, FoI da Statutes,

NWNA Madison Plant Re-use Project (Nestle), Nestle Waters North
America Inc., 690 NE Hawthorn Road, Lee, FL 32059, has submitted an ap-
plication for an Environmental Resource Permit Number 02-0539M3, for a to-
tal project area of 202.513 acres. The project is located in Towvnship 1 North,
Range 11 East, Sections 19 and 20, in Maldison County.
Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a writ-
ten request for a staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the
application by writing to the Suwannee River Water Management District,
Attn: Resource Management, 9225 C.R. 49( Live Oak, Florida 32060. Such
comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM within 21 days from the
date of public ation.
No further public notice will be provided argarding this application. A
copy of the staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further
proceedings. Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an admin-
istrative hearing, pursuant to Title 28, Florida Administrative Code, regarding
the proposed agency action by submitting a written request after reviewing the
staff reort.



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id Peionr Case No.: 2009-145-DR CITIFINANCIAL EQUITY SERVICES, P1C., CASE NO.: t 9-)-CA
~E.BALEY BROWNING m, Attorney For Petitioner, whose address is: ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, endtB
Son or before May 18, 2009, and file the original with the clerk of this Court at: Defendant(s) Judgment ofNFO eclaoEe HatedE Ga1, 209 t th ubv a Dernc a i
;/ which THOMAS J. BEGGS, IV is Plaintiff, and ALTHEA RUSSELL; FLO
before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judg- HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST I
default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. ment of onF nsue entered in the n oee ted ca s, in the Cire it Cour o THE PRO ECY HwRI h bRB D, amb Deedas 2 TIM SAND od,
Cropies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at Florida, described as: steps of themWest door of the Mdison Count C courthouse in Madison, Florida,
theC esrk fthCictCorsofieYomyreewtseduenspn Start at Northwist corner of Northieast quarter INE 1/4) of Section 33, 2009, the following described property set forth in the Default Final Judgment
qu .Township 1 North, Range 9 East, Madison County, Florida, and run South 6.7 of Foreclosure:
You must keep the Cle'rk of the Circuit Court's office notified of your current feet West along forty line 330 feet to concrete mnonument on edge of Anderson Dsrlto:D
address. (You may file Notice of Current Addressi Florida Family Law Form Pond, thence North 60 degrees 46.2' East 156.5 feet to edge of a cul de sac (with Dsnto:O
j1.915.) F uhre pcaeprs in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record rdi of g0 di cn eetronto No hth h0 tegree 462 asgt et; thence ParcelA oin 1f tn 0595, nsi 2NrtRag 1 asben m
48.4" and an are distance of 50.26 feet to and of cul de sac at South side of a 60 particularly described as follows:i
WARNING: R'ule 12.285, Florid., Family L~aw Rules of Procedute, requires foot wide street; thence South 33 degtees 41.8' Easit along side of street 423 feet .Commence at a conc rete monument marking the northeaLst corner of said

i IION. TIM SANDERS degrees 48.4 East along South side of a 60 foot street 173.2 feet to PC of a curve thence North 89*50'OZ" West along the north line of said S ? of NE ? a distance
Dated: April9, 2009. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT ewt De lo ta tdSl tf 1 grees 25' 48 'and centerline tradiu of 424.6 fe t); of 99.4d3 feet tothe noltes n ornuerhan POINT OFBEGI elNG ote to-
r. ~By: 1st Karen Holman through a central angle of 13 degrees 25' 48" to PT of curve; thence along street themce NVorth 89"50'O2 West a distance of 330.80 feet; thence North 00"09'58"
Deputy Clerk South 39 degrees 22.6' East 242 feet to PC of curve (with Delta angle of 19 de- East a distance of 659.71 feet to said north line of S ? of NE 1/4; thence South
5; grees 24' 39' and centerline radius of 292.36 feet); thence alolig street South- 89"50'O2" East along said north line of S ? of-NE ?; thence Sout 95'O"Es
easterly along are of curve to right 88.68 feet and through a central angle of 19 along said north line a distance of 330.80 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING.
degrees 24' 30" to PT of curve and point of beginning of Lot 6; thence South 19 Containing 5.01 acres, mon or less. .Density Ex-
Bm~c""degrees 58' Ela stlong street 16.45 feet thence South 70 deres 0' West 250 eption: 03-18-BRTETV
BI NO CE fet;th.enceN orh1 e re 8 et 0f e h northrth 70 degrees~tcr~ 13' 43 SUBIJECT TO th e RE STRICTIONS AND P O E T V
Notie i heled gien hatUlbBoad ofCouty ommssiner ofMadson West 20.33 feet; thence North 50 degrees 37.4' East 35.12 feet; thence North 70 COVENANTS for OAK HILLS (an unrecorded subdivision in Madison CouA-
sunt, Foria wil b aceptng sale bis fr th folowng:easterly along, are of curve (with Delta angle of 19 degrees 24' 30" and centeri- 262 and OR Book 705 Page 94 of the public records of Madison County, Flori-
SFlrnishing all needed materials, equipment, labor And supervision to:.Re- in rad us of 92.36 feet)a59.05 fabad a rogh a center cane 12 deare da.ALOSBETTthteemtfo iitsgrndtoT Cuy
nove twpo ()existin uecndergond fuelstraige tank and ther fuelin syse Inor m'or less, and being part of said Northeast quarter (NE 1/4). Electric Corporation and recorded in OR Book 708 Page 199 to 203 of the puW-
6m acomopdnenwtsllrjes replacing nd upram the entrire fuelsytm emo Enin Also the following street easement for ingress iind egress: lic records of Madison County, Florida.
acordne wthl allrulesto OD and reuatns other Floiaw De pp armnt kof Ena- Start at the Northbwest corner. of Northeast quarter (NE 1/4) of Section ALSO SUBJECT TO existing county graded road rights-of-way.
i ro~numbental 0tecton FE)adayote astappyadkona 33, Township 1 North, Range 9 East; Madison County, Florida, South
Projet Nubdr 009 06.6.7' West alosig forty line 330 feet to concrete monument on ed e of Andersen Together with all structures, improvements, fixtures, appliances, and ap-
Scaaledbids m be submitted to the Board of County Commissionersby de- P ~d;SthenceNote 60ers 46.2" Es i06d5 fee tb center po nt of cut de ac purtenarices on said property or used in conjunction therewith.
itig am th Bar ofic lcatd llthe Madison Coemty Courthouse South 33 ders 41.8' East 40 feet to end of cul de sac and beginning of cen- ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM
Ahex, Room 219, 112 East Pinickney Street, Madison, Florida 32340, or Post terline of hereindescribed 60 foot street; thence continue South 33 degrees 41.8' TIHE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THiAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE
Office Box 539, Madison, Florida 32341, aniytime prior to 5:00 PM on Mon- Esaligcneie42fetoPCfcuvtoetwthDtaangle of 19 de- DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYSAF-
at yWL.~O E 90PAENE B R CNIES ED Celd is mus Duler grees 06.6 radius od 2 7.04 fee etnc nt of 5019et; c hcneln E H AE
anikiked as a sealed bid and the project number must be printed on the outside thence Sou7eth 52d degores 48.4 cEhast g 173. feetlog ceterline to PC` of curve [oe nacrac ihRl .6,FoiaRlso uiilAmn
f hefolnt of hqec bi nveloer as0 folos Relcng dUprdnFe toright with Delta! angle of 13 degrees 25' 48", radius of.424.67 feet, tangent of istration, please be advised as follows: Ifyou are a person with a disability who
qqstm Knwn s PrjectNumer 209 -06.50 feet; thence along centerline curve 99.54 feet and through a central angle of needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are
S I D MUST CONTAIN A COPY OF THE VENDOR'S MADISON COUNTY[ 13 ders 5'e48" to PT Mc urve; thences Suth 39 Imres 2 .6' Eastd aog en enoid rt Ano i tto oru. osth DO viscp B f ce195 i ,aL Ctane P leaI co ct
SCCUPRACTIONAL LICENEi WHERE APPLSICABLE, OR CEkRTIID 30", radius of 292.36 feet, tangent on5et hnealong ceriteriine curve 99.04 Telephone: (386) 758-2163, within two (2) working days of your receipt of this
3 AT COTRATOR UMBR T BE ONSDERD FO AWRD. feet and through a central angle of 19 degrees 24' 30" to PT of curve; thetice Noticee or pleading. If you are hearing or voice impaired, please call: 1-800-955-

d M o on b e d cl th 19 d 558 En n te e to le th 8771:] WITNESS my hand and the of.358 fecial seal of said Congl this 1st day of.
S8560 o k216be oan~ened Cal,Apr1 9 29 o ac Us leontrco ne #s to dPT of nre; thence So th 45 dres 2.5' Sat alng centerlih 100 feto May, 2a0t aioMaio ontFoi
nnbt b om q ect iatin s wio obe av eabl efo onspca oon Nth enterksne their o, cntaining. 2.2 acres, mon' or less, and being part of said TIM SANDERS
gd County Commission Offce during regular office hours begmnmig on April 29, has qA/K te CLER OFTE ICUTCOR
S2()09' 185 SW Anderson Pond Way
Combrpoe~t. sb o aieso 5nslt~otaAje sl Madison, FL 32340 MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA\
adisn Cuntyresrvestherigt towaie an inormlityor o rqectanyat public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cish.At the west faont
at all bids; doorsteps of the Madison County Courthouse, 101 South Range Street, Madi-
j~ds wvill be bied at 9:00 a.m. on tuesday, Mgy 19, 20(i9 after which all bids son, Florida 32340 at 11:00 a.m., on May 14, 2009. By: Ramona Dickinson
C ard by th coard fC ubite Comm ssoners is spc eled for Weneday DATED THIS 17th DAY OF APRIL, 2009 Dpt~e~ plnEq
June 3, 2009. and all vendors Will be notified in writirlg of the successful bid- LAW.Cplad OFI ES O CO C)PLN PL
der. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, oth- FBN: 0156681
4/2,5/, 5/6~, 5/ e tan theroperty owneras fth~a e ~ bblpd ~Lateo heIspndnmst.. fileacm P.O. Drawer 916
within 60 days after the sale. Madison, FL 32341

I Witinegss my hand and seal of this court on the 17 day of Apri20091 5/6, 5/13
a ~CASE NO. 2009CA000430001XX
BEFORE THEYSTOP YOUDeputy lrerkino. OLD BLUE SPRINGS, LLC, a Florida Limited
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4 ~ I IAttomneys for Plaintiff 1:1 I KENNETHi D'SOUZA and VANESSA D'SOUZA,
1 ariIn accordance kiith the American wi~th Disabilities Act of 1990, persons Tusbadadwf;e l
needing a special accommodation to participate ini this proceeding should con-
tatteAACoriao olae hnsve 7 aspio otepoceig.Dfnd ants. f~e a
If hearing impaired, please call (800) 955-9771 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (voice),
,v :. ,via Florida
.. -- .................Relay Seriie- NOTICE OF FQRCLOSURE SALE
TOB ULSE N adsnCut are ment of Foeclosure d~T1~ ap ted pri:7 2009, in the above saferenced cas~ein which-
Celchatin~orias1)vers OLD BLUE SPRINGS, LLC is Plaintiff, and KENNETH D'SOUZA and
F L R D Ckrt~;oi~'si~~ ~lT EUBIHDIN aioh~ut CrirHeritage at the Stephen Ffstrr VANESSA D'SOUZA; unknown tenants; and other~unknown parties in posses-
:iFolk Culture Cente Stare Park sion, including the unknown spouse of any person in possession of the proper-
FBWC 1F~6T~ TBL4/29, 5/6 ty, and if a nailed Defendant is deceased, the survivmng spouse, heirs, devisees,
r:I!~~i : ite pringFi;Ts'' grantees, creditors, and all other parties claiming by, through, under or against
; Iay 2-21 20 Bthat Defendnt, and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corporate, or
Musi. HEITAE. LGEN. Ma 2224, 009whose exact legal status is unknown, claiming under any of the named or de-
NYOTICE OF ENACTMENT OF ORDINANCE scribed Defendants, are Defendants, I, TIM SANDERS, Clerk of the Court, will
: E perie~nce old-lasluone Fonda storyteling, crabis and culture. BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY.COMMISSIONERS sltohehgstadbtbierfrchinheM ionCounty Courthouse
OF MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA in Madison, Florida, at 11:00 o'clock A M. (or as soo thereafter as Plaintiffs
pluJ Bill Dean, Spankyr 4 Dr Gang, Doyle qlsd hk a, BurnSstr, counsel may direct provided that said sale must be commenced prior to 2:00.
Ben Protage, Jack ds Ihilhtan Frank th U amai. J ogir dmhtn, Grant twin gsiion. I'ero nl~a NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEnr Ldthatan OrdinanceNOTCwhich title hearinafter o'clock P.M.), on thenafter 'th day of May, 2009, the following described prop-ibd prop
JadsonSdi~rind, Te Pyto Brthrsitn & he~ardog, qdmiymoel appears, will be considered for enactment by the Board of County Commis- erty set forth in the Default Final Judgment of Flgrecloslure
sioners of Madison County, Florida, at a public: hearing on May 6, 2009 at 9:00 Lot 23, of Block B, of RIVER TRACE subdivision as arcorded in Plat
Vi: taday, or call 1-877-6FL-FOLK. a .m.,. or as soon thereafter~as the matters can be heard, in the Courthouse An- Book 2, Pages 28-30 of Madison County, Florida,
hex, Board Room, located at 229 Southwest Pinckney Street, Madison, Florida. Subject to any outstanding mineral rights of record.
BR.a 1 po Ir I rn epeese.1Fu~r m..1 ruann, ..msa* Rrruseard PraCopies of said Ordinance may be inspected by any member of the public at the Any and all bidders, parties or other interested persons shall contact the
Office of the County Coordinator, Courthouse Annex, 229 Southwest Pinckney information desk of the Clerk of the Court prior to the scheduled foreclosure
Street, Madison, Florida, during regular business hours. On the date,.time and sale who will advise of the exact location in the Madison County Courthouse for
t srife cal above mentionedr all intensted pnersons may appear and be heard

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