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VOL. 46 NO. 53 Madison County's Award-Winning Newspaper

Bank Robber Arrested

A 47-year-old man was arrested for robbing Cit-
izens State Bank early Monday morning after it
According to the Madison Police Department,
Sgt./Inv. Ebberson responded to Citizens State Bank
in Madison in reference to a Robbery Other officers
from the Madison Police Department and the Madi-
son County Sheriff's Office responded. No injuries
were reported during the robbery
A BOLO (Be On the Look Out) was given to all
the law enforcement officers in the area.
The masked suspect entered the bank shortly
after opening, and demanded money The suspect
left the bank with an undetermined amount of mon-
The bank clerks did a phenomenal job, observ-
ing the suspect, his build and body features. They
were able to provide Ebberson with a very good de-
From the clerks' observations, they were able to

provide a probable
name for the suspect.
The suspect was locat-
S-ed and brought in the
S "Madison Police Depart-
ment for questioning.
Investigators from
the Madison County
Sheriff's Office assisted
in processing the crime
scene in and around the
Frank Montoya During the investiga-
tion, Sheriff Stewart and Chief Davis responded
back to the suspect's home and were able to obtain
consent to search the residence and area from the
suspect's spouse.
During the search of the residence, evidence
was discovered linking the suspect to the bank rob-
bery, including the stolen money



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By Bryant Thigpen
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Coach Frankie Carroll and the entire Cowboy coaching
Staff invite the community to the Cowboy Round-Up on Friday,
August 21,7 p.m., at Boot Hill Stadium. The Round-Up will be-
gin at 7 p.m.
The Cowboy Round-Up has become a very popular and en-
tertaining event for the whole family. The Cowboys will ignite
the audience with their participation in skill and strength
challenges. Cheerleaders, JV and Varsity football players will
Sbe introduced during the program. The concession stand will
also be available to attendees.
The Madison County Athletic Booster Club will be round-
ing up club members for the 2009 football season. Marshall
Club memberships are available for $150. JV and Varsity vol-
leyball will also be featured during the roundup.
Make plans to attend the Cowboy Round-Up this Friday
night and support the Cowboys.

Sgt. Ebberson obtained a confession from the
suspect, who provided officers with other evidence
linking him to the robbery.
Arrested for robbery was Frank Montoya, age
47. of Madison. Montoya was booked in the Madison
County Jail.
"All the money was recovered," said Stewart.
"I would like to commend the bank clerks for
their attention to detail and self control in a very
tense and stressful situation," said Davis. "I would
also like to commend all of the law enforcement of-
ficers involved in this investigation. The officers
from the police department and sheriff's office have
always worked well together to get the job done.
This is a prime example of the mutual cooperation
that both agencies strive for."
Montoya was arrested and charged with bank
No weapon was apparently displayed in the in-

By Bryant Thigpen
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Senior Citizens Council of Madison
County will be hosting a health fair at the
Greenville Senior Citizens Center on Friday,
August 21, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. See page 7A for

NAACP To Reactivate

Madison County Branch
The Florida State Conference NAACP has autho- of the Okaloosa County Branch. All members in
rized the reactivation of the Madison good standings of the Madison County
County Branch on Saturday, August I NAACP are eligible to participate in
22, 2009. The reactivation meeting \ the elections to include running for
and elections will take place at any vacant office. To be consid-
St. James Missionary Baptist ered a member in good standing
Church, 497 Georgetown Road, membership must be current
Madison, Florida. The meet- / as of August 20, 2009. You are
ing will begin at noon andt l- asked to bring some form of
elections will start at 12:30 identification to the reactiva-
p.m. FOUNDED tion meeting.
According to Adora Obi 1900 Nweze said, "We are very
Nweze, President, Florida Ipleased to be reactivating the
State Conference, NAACP, Madison County Branch
"Sabu L. Williams has been NAACP There is much work to
charged with conducting the re- / 3 be done in the county and having a
activation process." Williams cur- viable, active civil rights group will
rently serves as 5th Vice-President of 4 L help ensure the fair and equal inclusion
the Florida State Conference and President of all its citizens."

Madison Commissioners Set To Name

Code Enforcement Board

By Ginger Jarvis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Has your neighbor's yard turned into a hay-
field? Does a family on the next block keep three
junk cars in their front yard? Has a couple moved
away and allowed their to fall into ruin? Coming
very soon a way to address those problems
through a new ordinance approved by the Madison
city commissioners.
At their regular meeting on August 11, the com.
missioners not only passed the code enforcement
ordinance on its second public reading; they also
established the process for naming members to a
code enforcement board. (The ordinance stipulates
a five-member board separate from the elected com-
missioners.) After some discussion, City Manager ,.
Harold Emrich suggested that each commission-
er choose a member from his district.
The board adopted that plan and further de-
cided to generate public notice of what the job k
will entail. Those tasks will include respond-
ing to complaints, assessing situations as re- .
lated to city codes, levying fines for "
non-compliance, and fulfilling other duties. pi
Madison residents who wish to serve may
serve may contact their commissioners. Com-

missioner Myra Valentine said, "We already have
one list of people who have volunteered to serve in
the city"
Jim Sale asked, "If we want to change this lat-
er, can we do that?"
Mayor Jim Staney explained that citizens may
request changes through the ordinance process
that the city uses.
City Attorney Bailey

Browning offered a cautionary word. He said, "If
you are going to do this, stick up for your board."
The commissioners will serve as the appeals board
if residents are unsatisfied with the decision of the
Code Enforcement Board.
In other business, the commissioners returned
to the long-standing discussion of sidewalk repair.
Emrich explained that the new proposed budget in-
clude $75,000 specifically for sidewalk repair. "This
is the most we have ever budgeted for that. If you
approve the budget, then we can get to work."
Commissioners Judy Townsend and Sumpter
James asked where the repairs would begin. Em-
rich replied, "If you approve the budget, then you
can set the priorities for the sidewalk replace-
In his official report, Emrich reported that
work would soon begin on removing dilapidated
homes. "We must finish identifying the homes.
Then we will present the list to you and begin tak-
ing bids." He also said that federal stimulus
funds may make possible a repair of the sewage
lift station on Martin Luther King Drive.
The commissioners will hold a budget
workshop on Tuesday, August 25, at 5:30 p.m. at
city hall.



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2A Madison County Carrier

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


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"The Proverbs 31
Annie Lee Richardson-Haynes
September 5, 1933-August 18, 2004

The heart of her husband did safely trust her,
so he had no need to worry. She did good and no evil
toward (Eddie). She worked willingly with her
hands. She trained up her children and grandchil-
dren, (in the knowledge of God), and even when
they strayed, Mother knew in heart that they would
not depart. She would rise up early in the morning
and went to bed late to meet the needs of the family
She looked well to the ways of our household, and
did not eat the bread of idleness. The needs of the
family were always a priority for her. Her hands
were always stretched out to give materially and
spiritually She was always a giver of her time and
resources. Her husband was known in the gates,
when he sat among the elders of the land. Strength
and honor were her clothing. She opened her
mouth with wisdom; and her tongue was the law of
kindness. Her children and grandchildren stood up
and called her blessed and her husband also praised
her. The Word says "whatever you find your hands
to it."
That was Mother.......thank you God for giving
us ....."The Proverbs 31 Woman."

Wandering With
The Publisher
Mary Ellen Greene

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behavior. In fact, it is blasphemy against God. We
should rise above our feelings, honor those to whom
we must answer and bring glory to God's name


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

Something Stinks in Lee

If you've never had to decide
whether to pay a utility bill or fill
your child's allergy prescription
or pay a utility bill or buy gro-
ceries, you probably shouldn't
bother reading this.
If you're ok with allowing our
city, state and federal govern-
ments deciding how you are going
to spend your money each month,
you probably shouldn't bother
reading this. If you don't mind
our elected officials making deci-
sions for you that could ultimately
take every penny you have in a
savings account or put you at the
mercy of a lending institution
begging to borrow money without
consulting you, you probably
shouldn't bother reading this.
I originate from a small rural
town in West Virginia about the
size of Madison. The local elected
officials decided if they had a pub-
lic water and sewer system in
their town they could attract busi-
nesses and stimulate economic
growth. Their water and sewer
projects were predominately fund-
ed with state and federal grants
because of the low median income
in the town. Because of that, the
monthly water and sewer bills
were going to be extremely low. A
deal they just couldn't pass by
Something for nothing. The.bids
were let out, the price tag was
higher than originally planned,
not to worry, only a couple of dol-
lars higher per month than origi-
nally planned for the residents.
The City looked like a war zone
for about 6 months and some of
those old Maple trees that had
stood for years were no longer
there, but, it was good for econom-
ic growth. The average water and
sewer bill for my small 3 bedroom,
1 bath house for me and my 2 chil-
dren was $85.00 to $125.00 per
month. There were no water
hoses to be found at my house and
no plants to be watered. One
morning in a rush to get to work

and school, a commode was
flushed and left to run the entire
day. A couple of weeks later I
made that normal walk to the
mail box only to drop to my knees
when I realized I had a water and
sewer bill over $300.00 for that
month. One day, one commode. To
this day, you can see my knee
prints in the concrete sidewalk
where I dropped.
What happened to that $30.00
to $50.00 per month we were
promised? The businesses in that
small town were barely making
ends meet, so they closed their
doors. That drove residential bills
higher because the City still had
to make that payment each month
on the loans. More people left
town, the bills went higher. More
businesses closed, the bills went
higher. The residents were at the
City's mercy if they said the rates
were going up. you had 2 options,
pay or leave.
Now, I understand the City of
Lee is all but ready to sign a con-
tract for a new system. This is go-
ing to have a direct financial
impact on everyone in the city as
well as those surrounding resi-
dents that are presently on the city
water. What happened to public
hearings? What happened to get-
ting the opinions of the majority
of the citizens? Weren't the Coun-
cil and Mayor elected and or ap-
pointed to keep the best interests
at heart for the Citizens of Lee? If
you ask 3 different council mem-
bers a specific question, you'll get
3 different answers. I don't blame
the council members or the Mayor
for this; I don't think they are be-
ing provided all the pertinent in-
formation to make informed
decisions. Someone needs to slow
this train wreck down. I'm not
against improving the water qual-
ity and making environmental im-
provements to our community.
That is vitally important for our
children and grandchildren, but, if

you can't afford to drive a Lexus,
shouldn't you shop around for a
more economical means of trans-
There will be other grants,
don't jump before we look at
what's on the other side. Can every
citizen in the Lee area afford a
$40.00 to $50.00 per month water
and sewer bill? We have been told
60% of the citizens will qualify for
a CDBG Grant to close/destroy
their existing systems. Can the re-
maining 40% afford the $2,500 to
$5,000 it is going to cost to close
their existing system? Are those
percentages correct? There went
that savings account or there you
are at that lending institution beg-
ging for a loan. What's that pay-
ment going to be? Probably
between $56.00 to $112.00 per
month and that's being optimistic.
Don't forget it has already
been approved for our electric bills
to be increased 30% effective 1-1-
10. This 30% is going to affect the
cost to operate the waste treat-
ment facility plant in Madison.
Who do you think is going to ab-
sorb that? The sewer users, so we
are immediately looking at a rate
increase. Don't sit back and say it
is not going to affect me, if the line
goes by your house, whether in
the city limits or not, the Florida
Status say you will connect.
All we ask is for the Council,
Mayor, Town Manager, and Engi-
neers to be open and honest at the
September 1st meeting. Give us
the facts, no more "Well, we just
don't know for sure". I urge every
citizen in and or around the Town
of Lee to attend the town council
meeting on September 1st at 7:00
pm. We want to know, and deserve
to know, exactly who will be af-
fected and what this project is re-
ally going to cost?
Charlotte Blackburn/Smith
on behalf of the Lee citizens with
cautious optimism

Nails In

The Fence
There once was a little boy who had a bad tem-
per. His Father gave him a bag of nails and told him
that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer
a nail into the back of the fence. The first day the
boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. Over the next
few weeks, as he learned to control his anger, the
number of nails hammered daily gradually dwin-
dled down. He discovered it was easier to hold his
temper than to drive those nails into the fence.
Finally the day came when the boy didn't lose
his temper at all. He told his father about it and the
father suggested that the boy now pull out one nail
for each day that he was able to hold his temper.
The days passed and the young boy was finally
able to tell his father that all the nails were gone.
The father took his son by the hand and led him to
the fence. He said, 'You have done well, my son, but
look at the holes in the fence. The fence will never be
the same. When you say things in anger, they leave a
scar just like this one. You can put a knife in a man
and draw it out.
It won't matter how many times you say I'm sor-
ry, the wound is still there.' A verbal wound is as bad
as a physical one.
Friends are very rare jewels, indeed. Theymake
you smile and encourage you to succeed. They lend
an ear, they share words of praiseand they always
want to open their hearts to us.

.-ncient Wisdom For Moderni Lifi


Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Madison County Carrier 3A






Gospel Sing

Macedonia Baptist Church \\ ill hold a revival
beginning with a fish fry on Saturday, Aug. 22, at 6
Services will begin at Sunday morning, Aug. 23,
at 11 a.m. andi rLun thinr:iiu-h Wednesday night, Aug.
26. Evening sL\-l is \Hill Lz-2in at 7 p in The guest
speaker will be formetrr l)-t:r Bill Reynolds, of Al-
abama. Brother Rt\'n:ils \\.-, tlie pastor of the
church during the early 1'i7;0-s Go out and join them,
celebrating the Word of God.
A special town council meeting will be held
Tuesday evening, Sept. 1. People who are interested
in the town's proposed wastewater system are en-
couraged to attend and v,:iiot their concerns against
or for the system.
The Gaddis Family will appear on Saturday,
Aug. 29, at Midway Church of God at 7 p.m. The fam-
ily will appear in downtown Madison the night be-
fore, from 6-9 p.m. Groups will include the Gaddis
Family and LifeSong. On Sunday evening, Aug. 30,
they will appear at Sirmans Baptist Church.
That's all the news for this week! Have a great
week and a beautiful forever! May God bless each
and every one of you!

Old Blue Springs, LLC vs. Gary A. Francis -
mortgage foreclosure
Chase Home Finance, LLC vs. John W Sullivan
- mortgage foreclosure
Albert Waldrep and Department of Revenue vs.
Daphne Waldrep support
Lydia B. Kinslow vs. Rayme H. Halber domes-
tic injunction
Merci Brown and Department vs. Revenue vs.
Vernon Davis support

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At a recent town-
hall meeting in Mis-
souri, a harried
Senator Claire Mc-
Caskill shouted at the
boisterous crowd
through her micro-
phone, "Don't you
trust me?" Her ques-
tion was greeted with
a chorus of "no" from
the crowd. It was a
very telling moment
which career-politi-
cian McCaskill proba-
bly still doesn't
The roots of our
republic are founded
in a fundamental dis-
trust of government.
From the very begin-
ning, the driving force
behind the United
States of America was
distrust of a strong
central government.
Go back and read
Thomas Jefferson's
brilliant draft of the
Declaration of Inde-
pendence crafted in
1776. The birth certifi-
cate of our nation lists
the many grievances
against a tyrannical
monarchy governing
from an ocean away.
The American
colonists, our forbear-
ers, revolted against
an out-of-touch gov-
ernment that had
reached too far. We re-
belled against being a
subject of the king in
favor of being a citizen
of the republic.
Eleven years and a
revolution later, 55 del-
egates gathered in
Philadelphia to ham-
mer out a more work-
able form of
government than the
failed Articles of Con-
federation. Led by the
brilliant James Madi-
son, they spent two
summer months work-
ing through one idea
after another. Their
core philosophy was
protection for the
states and the people
from an overbearing
central government.
Pay attention Mr. Oba-
The Constitutional
Convention of 1787
formed a triumvirate
government based on
power-sharing be-
tween the legislative,
executive, and judicial
branches. This was de-
signed to provide
"checks and balances"
against one form of
government ruling the
In the Congress or
legislative branch,
they further diffused
power by establishing
a bicameral system of
two independent hous-
es. One (House of Rep-

resentatives) would be
elected to represent
the people while the
other (Senate) would
represent the states.
Later in 1913, the 17th
Amendment would call
for the popular elec-
tion of the senators. I
wish that this hadn't
happened and that sen-
ators were elected by
state legislatures as
the founders originally
intended. In such a
case, the interests of
the fifty states would
be much better pro-
tected than it is today.
The Constitutional
Convention had done
its job and provided a
framework to govern
the young nation, but
critics like Thomas
Jefferson, the ambas-
sador to France, ar-
gued that the rights of
individuals from an
overbearing govern-
ment were not protect-
ed. Jefferson leaned
on his young prot6eg
Madison and in the
first Congress, the
leading Virginia dele-
gate introduced the
twelve rights of man
from his home state.
This list was trimmed
to ten and became the
first amendments to
the Constitution that
we know as the Bill of
The Bill of Rights
protects citizens from
abuse by their govern-
ment. A very popular
amendment in rural
areas is the second
which states that the
government cannot
take away the means of
the people to protect
themselves. The First
Amendment is all
about freedoms of reli-
gion, the press, speech,
and assembly so that
we can redress our
government when it
goes too far. These
popular townhall
meetings you've heard
so much about lately
are enshrined in the
first amendment free
speech and assembly.
The list goes on in-
cluding the right to
privacy and rights of
the accused. The
ninth amendment says
that this list is not all
inclusive suggesting
that rights not enu-
merated can be added
through the legislative

process. The kicker is
the tenth amendment
which simply states
that powers not enu-
merated in the Consti-
tution are reserved for
the jurisdiction of the
individual states. That
amendment has been
trampled over the past
three-quarters of a
century thanks to
Franklin Roosevelt
and the New Deal.
These are the
rights that Barack
Obama has referred to
as "negative rights."
He's right in this re-
spect the Bible is full
of "thou shalt not"
rules and in similar
manner, the Bill of
Rights specifically
puts the brakes on
what government can
do to the individual.
But Obama goes be-
yond that to say that
we need a second bill
of rights which iden-
tifies what the govern-
ment will do for its
citizens. That's un-
The communica-
tion explosion means
that we the people can
do a much better job
of keeping track of
the politicians we
elect. Thanks to C-
Span, cable news,
Blackberries, talk ra-
dio and the internet,
we are much more in-
formed than in the
past. Politicians who
hold townhall meet-
ings are discovering a
more informed elec-
So I would answer
Senator McCaskill by
saying this: you're
darn right we don't
trust you. We don't
trust politicians who
rush $787 billion stim-
ulus packages laden
with pork through
Congress in the dead
of night. We don't
trust politicians who
pass landmark legisla-
tion like the Cap and
Trade Bill without de-
bate and without read-
ing it. We don't trust
politicians who sug-
gest that we can con-
trol the climate when
we know in our soul
and mind that isn't
possible. And we sure
as heck don't trust
you to put the govern-
ment in control of our
health care.

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4A Madison County Carrier

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


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According To The

Madison Police

On August 12, 2009, Officer Reginald Alexander re-
sponded to Beall's Outlet in reference to a credit card
fraud case. Subsequent investigation revealed that the
credit card was a "cloned" card. The victim, from
Greenville, at some time in the past used his credit card,
and his account information was captured and trans-
ferred to another card with the name, Anay Riverva.
This is a form of identity theft. The credit card was used
at other businesses in Madison, Live Oak, and Valdosta.
Anyone having information about this case is encour-
aged to contact the Madison Police Department at 973-
On August 13, 2009, Officer Alexander responded to
the Fitness Place in reference to a vehicle burglary The
victim parked her car in the parking lot for about an
hour. Upon returning to her car, she found the front pas-
senger window broken and her purse missing. Please
contact the Madison Police Department at 973-5077, if
you have information about this case, or any other vehi-
cle burglary in Madison. Everyone is reminded not to
leave valuables visible in your vehicle at any time. Lock
your purse or other valuables in your trunk or take
them with you.
On August 14, 2009, Officer Eric Gilbert responded
to Hilltop Apartments in reference to a battery com-
plaint. Upon investigation
it was determined that Je-
remy Johnson battered the
victim. Johnson was ar-
rested and booked in the
Madison County Jail,
charged was Battery

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U.S. Attorney A.
Brian Albritton an-
nounces that U.S. Dis-
trict Judge David D.
Dowd today sentenced
Jude LaCour to 97
months in federal
prison for drug traffick-
ing and money launder-
ing. The court also
ordered Jude LaCour to
forfeit over $9,888,288.00
in assets, which are
traceable to proceeds of
the offense. As part of
his sentence, the court
also entered a money
judgment in the
amount of $9,888,288.00.
Also sentenced
were the following co-
Christopher Tobin,
M.D., Akhil Baranwal,
M.D., James Pickens,
M.D., Geunnet Chebssi,
Jeffery LaCour, Hudsen
Smith, Alexis Roman
Torres, M.D., Andrew
DeSonia, D.O., Mar-
garet Fulmore a/k/a
McIntosh, M.D., Abel
Lau, M.D.
U.S. Attorney
Albritton stated, "The
successful prosecution
of the owner, operators,
doctors, and pharma-
cists involved in this
scheme sends a clear
message that unlawful
internet drug stores
will not be tolerated.
Drug dealers cannot
successfully hide be-
hind a computer be-
cause law enforcement
has the technology and
skill to find, investigate,
and prosecute those in-
According to court
documents and evi-
dence at trial, the defen-
dants were members of
an internet drug orga-
nization that distrib-
uted controlled
substances and other
prescription drugs to
customers located
across the United
States who did not have
prescriptions. Jude La-
Cour owned and operat-
ed Jive Network, Inc.,
an organization that
used the Internet to dis-
tribute and dispense
prescription drugs to
customers unlawfully.
Jeffrey LaCour served
as the Director of Oper-
ations at Jive Network
and Hudsen Smith was
the Director of Phar-
macy/Physician opera-
Jive Network sold
controlled substances,
mostly stimulants
(phentermine, Adipex-
P, lonamin, Meridia,
Tehuate) and depres-
sants (Valium, Xanax,
Diazpam, and Alprazo-
lam), using internet
websites and customer
service representatives
who were located at its
office in Daytona
Beach, Florida. Cus-
tomers, who had no pre-
scriptions, accessed the
websites and purchased
the controlled sub-

stances, including the
cost of shipping, with a
credit card or by money
order. The customers
also completed a short
health history ques-
tionnaire. Jive Network
did not verify the cus-
tomers' identities or
the information on the
questionnaire and did
not require the cus-
tomers to submit any
medical records during
the ordering process.
The LaCours and
Smith recruited doc-
tors located across the
United States, includ-
ing Tobin, Baranwal,
Roman Torres, DeSo-
nia, Fulmore, Lau, and
Pickens, to review
health questionnaire
answers and approve
customer orders for the
controlled substances
solely on the basis of
the answers. The doc-
tors had no face-to-face
contact with the cus-
tomers, did not verify
their identities, age or
any of the information
on the questionnaires,
did not conduct any
physical examinations
or testing, did not re-
view any medical
records before approv-
ing prescription drug
orders for the cus-
tomers, did not provide
any follow-up supervi-
sion and often were not
licensed in the states in
which the customers
resided. As proved at
trial, Jive Network doc-
tors approved and is-
sued drug orders, not in
the course of diagnos-
ing and treating med-
ical conditions, but to
facilitate the distribu-
tion of drugs pre-select-
ed by customers and for
the doctor's own per-
sonal profit. Jive Net-
work paid the doctors a
fee for each question-
naire they reviewed.

Jive Network doctors
unlawfully approved
and issued "prescrip-
tion" drug orders out-
side the usual course of
their professional prac-
tice and for no legiti-
mate medical purpose.
The "prescriptions"
they issued for Jive
Network customers
were invalid.
The LaCours and
Smith also recruited
pharmacists, including
Chebssi, to dispense
and ship the drugs to
the Internet customers.
Jive Network pharma-
cists filled the orders
and shipped the drugs
to the customers
throughout the United
States via Federal Ex-
press. Jive Network
pharmacists and their
pharmacies often were
not licensed in the
states to which they
shipped drugs. Jive
Network pharmacists
did not contact the cus-
tomers and rarely con-
tacted the Jive Network
doctors who approved
or purportedly ap-
proved the "prescrip-
tion" drug orders. The
organization distrib-
uted approximately 4.8
million dosage units of
Schedule III controlled

substances and approx-
imately 39.2 million
dosage units of Sched-
ule IV controlled sub-
stances to Internet
customers who had no
valid prescriptions.
During the three-year
conspiracy, Jive Net-
work received well over
500,000 customer orders
for controlled sub-
stances and illegally
generated revenue in
excess of $85 million.
In addition, the
United States proved at
trial that Jude LaCour
and Jeffrey LaCour
agreed to launder the
proceeds of the illegal
drug conspiracy, and
that they transferred
millions of dollars via
wire transfer and check
to their personal bro-
kerage or bank ac-
counts. The case was
investigated jointly by
the Federal Bureau of
Investigation, the Inter-
nal Revenue Service,
the Drug Enforcement
Administration, and
the Food and Drug Ad-
ministration and was
prosecuted by Assis-
tant United States At-
torney Karen L. Gable
and Assistant United
States Attorney Daniel
C. Irick.

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August 21
The Senior Citizens
Council of Madison
County will be hosting a
health fair on Friday, Au-
gust 21, at the Greenville
Senior Citizens Center.
The fair will be held from
10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with a
light lunch provided. For
more information, please
call (850) 973-4241.
August 22
Macedonia Baptist
Church will hold a re-
vival beginning with a
fish fry on Saturday, Aug.
22, at 6 p.m. Services will
begin at Sunday morn-
ing, Aug. 23, at 11 a.m.
and run through
Wednesday night, Aug.
26. Evening services will
begin at 7 p.m. The guest
speaker will be former
pastor Bill Reynolds, of
Alabama. Brother
Reynolds was the pastor
of the church during the
early 1970s. Go out and
join them, celebrating
the Word of God.
August 28
A special night of
music, sponsored by the
downtown businesses,
will be held Friday, Aug.
28, from 6-9 p.m. Featured
groups include the Gad-
dis Girls and LifeSong.
August 29
The Gaddis Family
will appear on Saturday,
Aug. 29, at Midway
Church of God at 7 p.m.
August 29
The Florida DEP's
Stephen Foster Folk Cul-
ture Center State Park
will host a Container
Gardening Workshop on
Saturday, Aug. 29. Partic-
ipants will learn how to
avoid many of the pests
and diseases associated
with summertime gar-
dening in containers and
explore warm weather
flower and vegetable gar-
dening. The class will
cover proper grouping of
plants, choosing the
right container, selecting
the right plants to grow
for each season and
touch on annuals, peren-
nials and ferns. Bring
your pruners and take
home some cuttings.
This is a hands-on work-
shop and fees are $5 per
workshop, including
park admission. For ad-
ditional information or
to register for the work-
shops, please call (386)
397-1920 or visit
August 30
The Gaddis Family
will appear at Sirmans
Baptist Church at 6 p.m.
Tuesday in August
Tuesday in August
at 1:30 p.m., TABE (Test
of Adult Basic Educa-
tion) will be given at
NFCC Testing Center
(Bldg. #16), in Madison,
Florida. TABE is re-
quired for acceptance

into vocation-
al/technical programs.
Photo ID is required.
Pre-registration is re-
quired. To register
please call 850/973-9451.
Wednesday in August
Wednesday at
8:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m., CJ-
BAT (Criminal Justice
Basic Abilities Test) will
be given at NFCC Testing
Center (Bldg. #16), Madi-
son, Florida. CJBAT is
required for acceptance
into Corrections & Law
Enforcement programs.
Photo ID required. Pre-
registration is required.
To register please call
Thursday in August
Thursday in August
at 8:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
College Placement Test
(CPT), NFCC Testing
Center Bldg. #16), 8:30
a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Madi-
son. Register in NFCC
Student Services 24
hours before test. For in-
formation please call
September 4-6
The Madison High
School Class of 1974 has
its 35th reunion planned.
The event will take place
September 4-6, Labor
Day weekend. Interested
members need to re-
spond ASAP to Shirley
Johnson, 293 SW Geor-
giana Trail, Madison, FL
32340 or call (850) 973-2953
o (850) 973-3932 or Linda
Bass at (850) 971-5873. Re-
unite with classmates on-
line at
September 12
Seniors save on auto
insurance. Florida re-
quires all auto insurance
companies give drivers
50 and older with a good
driving record and that
complete the AARP Dri-
ver Safety Program, a
premium discount for
three years. There will be
a class at the Madison
Ext. Bldg. on Saturday,
Sept. 12, at 9 a.m. Call
(850) 843-0092 to reserve a
September 13
New Bethel Primi-
tive Baptist Church
Choir will celebrate their
anniversary on Sunday,
September 13, at 3 p.m.

They are extending invi-
tations to all choirs,
soloists and communi-
The Florida DEP's
Stephen Foster Folk Cul-
ture Center State Park
will host an ongoing
wood carving workshop
on Thursday through
Monday, from noon un-
til 4 p.m. Participants can
create figure carvings,
wood spirits, spoons,
bowls, relief carvings
and more during this
four-hour class. Work-
shop fees are $15 per ses-
sion and include park
admission. For additional
information or to register
for the workshops, please
call (386) 397-1920 or visit
Each Weekday
Except Tuesday
The Senior Citizens
Center offers computer
classes to seniors 60 and
older each weekday ex-
cept Tuesday. For more
information or to sign up,
please call (850) 973-4241.
A regular instructor is
needed to teach these
classes. Interested indi-
viduals should ask to
speak with Sharon con-
cerning the opening at
the number above.
The Diamonds in the
Ruff Adoption Program
at the Suwannee Valley
Humane Society is open
every Tuesday through
Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2
p.m. It is located on 1156
SE Bisbee Loop, Madison,
FL 32340. For more infor-
mation, or directions, call
(866) 236-7812 or (850) 971-
First Saturday of Each
Everyone is invited
to gospel (open mic) sings
at Lee Worship Center
the first Saturday night of
each month, beginning at
7 p.m. The church is locat-
ed at 397 Magnolia Dr. in
Lee. Everyone is asked to
bring a dish for the pot
luck supper. There will be
great musicians, so those
who can play an instru-
ment are welcome to
come and join in. Bring a

friend with you. For more
information, call Allen
McCormick at (850) 673-
Second and Fourth
Saturday of
Each Month
The Madison Church
of God hosts a free soup
kitchen the second and
fourth Saturday of each
month at the Greenville
Senior Citizens Center.
Lunch is served from
noon to 1 p.m.
Third Tuesday of
Each Month
The Greater
Greenville Area Diabetes
Support Group is a free
educational service and
support for diabetes and
those wanting to prevent
diabetes. The group
meets the third Tuesday
of each month at the
Greenville Public Library
Conference Room at 312
SW Church St.,
Greenville, 11-11:30 a.m.
Everyone is welcome!
Every Wednesday
and Friday
The Senior Citizens
Center's sewing club for
seniors 60 and older
meets every Wednesday
and Friday For more in-
formation or to sign up,
please call (850) 973-4241.
Third Wednesday of
Each Month
The Madison County
Health Education Club is
holding a free education-
al service and support
group for people interest-
ed in preventing or con-
trolling diabetes, high
blood pressure, elevated
cholesterol levels, obesity
and other chronic health
conditions. The club
meets the third Wednes-
day of each month at the
Madison Public Library

Conference Room at 378
NW College Loop, Madi-
son, 12:15-12:45 p.m.
Everyone is welcome to
bring their own lunch.
Third Wednesday of
Each Month
The Madison County
Diabetes Support Group
is a free educational ser-
vice and support group
for diabetes and those
wanting to prevent dia-

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betes. The group meets
the third Wednesday of
each month at the Madi-
son Public Library Con-
ference Room at 378 NW
College Loop, Madison,
11:45 a.m.-12:10 p.m.
Everyone is welcome is
bring their own lunch.
For details, contact Mar-
cia Kazmierski at (386)
752-2461 or Lorraine
Miller at (386) 752-6439.

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6A Madison County Carrier

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


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By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
With 19 years of experience
in the pressure washing and
painting business, Tom Foust is
looking to serve the needs of peo-
ple who need his services in the
Foust can remove dirt, mold
and mildew around the home, of-
fice and work place, using a gen-
tle pressure washing method.
Foust can clean mobile
homes, buildings, driveways,
roofs, cement, tennis courts,
pool decks, wood decks, brick
and walks.
Foust is also an expert
"The largest building I
painted was Bloomingdale's
down in Miami," he said. "I
painted their store and, then, af-
ter Hurricane Andrew came
through and destroyed it, I went
back and painted the new
Foust offers affordable
prices and free estimates.

S Pressure Cleaning
& Painting Service

Removing dirt, mold and mildew
around the home, office and work place

Mission San Luis

Among Earliest

Florida Settlements

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Michael Curtis, August 13, 2009
Outgoing Key Club President Jarod Anderson
(left) joined Jo Willis (right) in welcoming incoming
officers, President Erica Brown (right center) and
Vice-President Victory Evans at the Madison Kiwanis
meeting of August 13.

Iom I-oust

Foust and his wife,
Tonia, have seven chil-
dren between them.
Tom is the father of
David, Kimberly,
Stephen and Gregory
Tonia is the mother of
Jordan, Alissa and Bri-
anna Kinsey
To contact Tom's
Pressure Cleaning and
Painting Service, please
call (850) 973-8827.

By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
During their weekly lunch meet-
ing held Thursday, August 13, at the
Extension Office, the Madison Kiwanis
Club viewed a presentation hosted by
two representatives from Mission San
Luis in Tallahassee. Lindsay Skelly
and Gabriela Reed wore early-Ameri-
can fashions and passed around arti-
facts, while showing an informative
PowerPoint presentation detailing the
restored village.
Located at 2100 West Tennessee
Street in Tallahassee, the 60-acre prop-
erty currently contains wonderful
restorations meticulously constructed
from findings over years of archeolog-
ical excavation. The attention to struc-
tural and cultural detail is exceptional,
garnering national recognition.
On their website,, the settle-
ment's link to the Tallahassee region -
the Apalachee Province is explained.
"The Apalachee Indians were the
most advanced native peoples in Flori-
da. They were a centralized Mississip-

plan chiefdom with ex-
tensive agriculture cen-
tered around maize,
beans and squash; they
constructed ceremonial
centers with platform
mounds, plazas, and vil-
lages; they had highly
stratified social, politi-
cal, and religious organi-
zations; they
participated in extensive
exchange networks in-
cluding manufactured
symbolic items and raw
materials; and they
shared elements of a re-
gional belief system."
The speakers noted
that Spanish settle-
ments were expanding
throughout the region,
and that San Luis was
eventually set up as a
western capital due to
its geographic and re-
source advantages. The
website adds, "San Luis

is also remarkable because it repre-
sents the establishment of
Apalachee and Spanish capitals in
the same location and at the same
time. Thus the site has provided a
critical material baseline from which
to assess the conditions and practices
of life, the nature of cultural ex-
change, and the development of early
Hispanic-American culture and insti-
tutions from both Indian and Spanish
Today, the mission/museum is
opening a new state-of-the-art visi-
tor's center, as organizers look for-
ward to expanding both awareness
and traffic to the rich resource.
Additional business of the meet-
ing included introduction of the in-
coming Key Club Officers at Madison
County High School. Club President
Erica Bowen and Vice-President Vic-
tory Evans were introduced, along
with outgoing President Jarod An-
derson, who received kudos as he
heads to college in Miami.
Michael Curtis can be reached at

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They would like for
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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Madison County Carrier 7A




By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
As the meeting room
at Shelby's Restaurant
filled up Wednesday
morning, August 12, for
the kick-off breakfast of
the 2009 fundraising
campaign for United
Way in Madison County,
a slogan emerged, "Live
United." Showcased on
poster boards, t-shirts,
and program literature,
it was evident that orga-
nizers weren't simply
expressing the senti-
ment of the slogan, how-
ever; they were living it.
Mary Carol Kaney
welcomed all to the gath-
ering, thanking and con-
gratulating the group for
their leadership, proud-
ly announcing she is the
official coordinator for
Madison County from
United Way of the Big
Bend, the official agency
for the campaign. Kaney
then introduced Willie
Gamalero, the campaign
chair for the upcoming
Heather Mitchell
was also introduced. As
the V.P of Resource De-

velopment for UWBB,
she was excited at the
prospects for the upcom-
ing year, sharing the
sentiments of others
present who believe last
year's impressive total of
$117,148 can be eclipsed,
in spite of a tough econ-
omy. It was further noted
that employer/employee
participation is essen-
tial though, like the ex-
ample set by Nestle
Waters last year. In fact,
Deanna Samaha, who is
with human resources at
the company, was recog-
nized with a handsome
plaque for her 2008
fundraising leadership.
The honors included
recognition as "Most
Outstanding Neighbor-
ing County Award," and
"Most Outstanding Busi-
ness Campaign Coordi-
As many ask,
"Where is the money go-
ing?" the group received
a handout outlining the
allocation of last year's
funds, the process for
which Gamalero de-
scribed as an awesome

"The Allocation and
Investment Committee
met about three weeks
ago to determine where
the money would go.
Each agency requesting
funds came before the
board, and there were
definitely more requests
than funds. We worked it
out to help as many as
possible with as much as
we could," Gamalero
All the money raised
remained local, with
Madison County Senior
Citizens Center, Refuge
House, Consolidated
Christian Ministries
and Big Bend Hospice
among those organiza-
tions receiving funds. In
the end, almost twenty
agencies received the
much-needed, and
much-deserved, support.
Another handout il-
lustrated how small, af-
fordable weekly
donations really add up,
with as little as $2-$20
per pay period translat-
ing into a wide range of
essential services. In the
end, all agreed to
emphasize these pro-

Campaign Chair Willie Gamalero honored Deanna Samaha with a plaque in
recognition of her fundraising leadership for United Way in Madison County.

grams, as well as devel-
oping the warm one-on-
one relationships that
have created the won-
derful reputation for
giving the United Way
for Madison County has

enjoyed for years.
Before adjourning,
Gamalero thanked Shel-
by Richards for donating
breakfast, and con-
firmed the next meeting
for Tuesday, August 25,

at Madison County Com-
munity Bank at noon.
The phone number is
(850) 973-2400.
Michael Curtis can
be reached at Michael@
greenepublishing. corn.

Safety Class For Drivers

50 And Older Set

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Seniors have a
chance to save on auto
According to the
American Association of
Retired Persons, "The
State of Florida requires
all auto insurance com-
panies give drivers 50
and older with a good
driving record who com-
plete the AARP Driving
Safety Program, a pre-
mium discount for three
According to the
AARP web site, located
"The AARP Driver
Safety Program is the
nation's first and largest
refresher course for dri-
vers age 50 and older
that has helped millions
of drivers remain safe
on today's roads. AARP
has offered the course in
the classroom for 25
years and now offers the
same course online. It is
designed to help you:

"Tune up your dri-
ving skills and update
your knowledge of the
rules of the road.
"Learn about nor-
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changes, and how to ad-
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"Reduce your traffic
violations, crashes, and
chances for injuries.'
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a health fair at the
Greenville Senior Citi-
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August 21, from 10 a.m.
to 1 p.m.
The guest speaker
for the event is Terry
Lenz of the Crime
Stoppers from the
Madison County Sher-
iff's office. The topic
of the presentation

will be on crime pre-
vention and the new
programs that Crime
Stoppers will have to
offer. Also speaking is
Charles Place of the
Area Agency on Ag-
Place will be pre-
senting information
about Medicare and
Medicaid. Deborah
Rivera of Three Rivers
Legal Services will in-
form seniors of the pro-
grams they have to

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event there will be
many different vendors
to provide seniors with
information about their
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be provided for all in
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will also be given away.
The next health fair
sponsored by the Se-
nior Citizens Center
will be on September
25, at the Lee City Hall
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290 NE Daisy Street, on Saturday,
September 12,2009 at 2 p.m.
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Madison County Carrier 9A

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Students prepare to head back to school

By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
On Saturday, August 15,
the grounds at the Madison
Recreation Center were
packed with students, par-
ents and guests attending
the community event spon-
sored by Excellence Dance
Studio in Tallahassee. Event
organizers were gracious,
sharing the event with
health providers and school
personnel who were gath-
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and support for students
preparing to head back to
school on August 24.
Entertainment was
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who put a little cool into
an otherwise hot day. Food
vendors and a kid's game
or two nicely complement-
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The event actually be-
gan the evening prior with
a Youth Forum designed to
promote local youth to dis-
cuss topics important to
the future of themselves
and Madison County. Mod-
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a youth leader from Talla-
hassee, panelists and par-
ticipants from a wide vari-
ety of backgrounds provid-
ed insights and inspiration
for all in attendance. The
exchange included power-
ful poetry and personal tes-
timonies that captured the
challenges facing youth
throughout the region.
Excellence Dance Stu-
dio Executive Director
Sherika Duncan brought a
wealth of experience and
enthusiasm to the project,
including a nice taste of
hometown love, as Sherika
grew up in Madison Coun-
ty, where she graduated
from MCHS. Jonathan Pe-
terson, treasurer and event
coordinator for the group,
facilitated the day as well,
which concluded with a tro-
phy presentation for the
Car Show Extravaganza,
and door prizes being dis-
tributed to students in a
lively exchange. Organiz-
ers gave extra kudos to
County Commissioner
Renetta Parrish and State
Representative Leonard Be-
mbry who each contributed
$100 for backpacks. Addi-
tional thanks were extend-
ed to all supporters for
their time and financial
Due to reduced budget-
ing at the school district,
leadership from the Madi-

son County Health Depart-
ment and the Healthy Start
Coalition had been seeking
donations and sponsors to
cover and promote the
event. Each thanked Excel-
lence Dance Studio for shar-

ing their forum. The collab-
oration proved to be the
much-needed boost school
organizers were seeking.
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Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Michael Curtis, August 15, 2009
Lou and Rebecca Miller (left) were among school lead-
ership who came out in support of the Back-to-School fair
that was held in coordination with Excellence Dance Studio
in Tallahassee.

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Michael Curtis, August 15, 2009
Organizer Sherika Duncan presents students with prizes
and supplies during the Back-to-School Fair.

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Michael Curtis, August 15, 2009
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Madison County Carrier 11A


Financial Education Crucial For Investing

By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Madison County is
one of the Florida coun-
ties suffering from con-
tinual generational
poverty, which obviously
underscores the fact that
new commercial in-
vestors, especially new
larger employers, are
few and far between. Ex-
isting businesses are
also struggling with the
current downturn in the
economy, even though
many have a good prod-
uct or service. The same
is true on a personal lev-
Good jobs are cer-
tainly in short supply as
well. Of course, this is
restating the obvious.
Regardless of jobs, how-
ever, when there are re-
sources to invest, few
people have actually
been educated regarding
finance and investing -
either on a big or small
scale. For the most part,
the average person is
also unsure about big
money topics like the
economy, the stock mar-
ket or why oil prices
bounce around. And

when it comes to the sen-
sitive but very impor-
tant topic of personal
income few know how
to increase their income.
This leaves many people
- especially those living
on a fixed income feel-
ing as though their lives
are a matter of fate, sort
of a "victim economics."
The first and most
essential tool to improve
this condition and in
doing so perhaps create
opportunities or at least
manage their assets the
most effectively is fi-
nancial education. Be-
cause no matter where
they learned it, at some
point people with money
learned how to make
and/or keep it.
Consider the three
primary choices Madi-
son County residents
have historically select-
ed regarding their mon-
ey The following are the
most popular choices lo-
cal investors from
schoolteachers to farm-
ers to restaurant owners
- typically make when it
comes to their money,
keeping in mind that
many business owners

put a lot of their money
back into growing and
maintaining their own
(1) They put it in the
bank in CDs.
(2) They put it into
an investment account
for retirement or sav-
ings, usually with either
their bank's financial
advisor or local financial
representative with a fi-
nancial services compa-
(3) They put it into
And although people
hear about other invest-
ments on and off Wall
Street, few utilize them,
or even try to under-
stand them, rather rely-
ing on advice for most of
their investing.
An appropriate
word of caution is merit-
ed here. Unfortunately,
many act on the advice
of family and friends
who often possess a sim-
ilar limited understand-
ing of economics and
finance. And although
they mean well, it's
amazing the number of
individuals willing to of-
fer strong advice about
money without personal
experience or training.
Financial advisers,
and Madison County has
several exceptional
ones, go through exten-
sive training and layers
of education prior to re-
ceiving a license. Does
that give them a crystal
ball to the future? Obvi-
ously, it does not. But it
does give them the abili-

ty to understand and
teach what has and has-
n't worked for others in
the past and why Again,
it starts with education.
Regarding the three
local investing alterna-
tives mentioned above,
investing in stocks or
mutual funds has histor-
ically yielded the best re-
turn for the average
investor, as it also allows
them to invest in small
installments, perhaps
deducted from each pay-
check for a retirement
account. This account
may even have some em-
ployer matching.
The market does
make wild swings, how-
ever, and account values
can fall significantly in
no time at all. But still,
historically speaking,
these rises and falls will
average the best return
over time the operative
word being "over time."
Financial advisers con-
tinue to promote equity
investing, of course,
while emphasizing that
age, risk tolerance, cur-
rent assets and the num-
ber of years to
retirement are among
key facts that should be
used taken into account
to determine specific
Alternatively, banks
offer certificates of de-
posit, essentially "risk-
free" investments up to
stated amounts because
of the FDIC protection
(NOTE: Treasury Bills,
similar to FDIC insured
funds, are classically

considered minimum
risk, although the word
"guarantee" is not used).
The rate of return for
CDs is comparatively
low compared to the
stock market over longer
periods of time, which
illustrates the classic
risk/reward tradeoff as-
sociated with various in-
vestment options.
Seniors and those on
fixed incomes find this
investment particularly
attractive because their
objective is capital
preservation instead of
capital accumulation. In
other words, they've got
enough money to cover
their living expenses
and simply want the se-
curity of knowing their
nest egg is protected.
Others find it less attrac-
tive because the return
often narrowly exceeds
inflation after taxes.
But, since inflation has
been relatively low in
America for decades,
this investment remains
very popular. Keep in
mind that inflation can
rise without a propor-
tionate rise in interest
rates, and vice-versa.
Today, many fear the
large stimulus spending
may create inflation, but
that the incentive is to
keep interest rates low
so home and auto financ-
ing rates will be favor-
able. This would have a
devastating effect on
low, fixed-rate accounts,
reinforcing the point
that all investors would
benefit from financial

education to explore all
options, with or without
an advisor.
The other popular
local investment choice
is real estate. Historical-
ly across America, more
millionaires have been
made from real estate in-
vestment, even though
Internet billionaires and
Wall Street titans are in
the news more often. It
has been the investment
of choice for centuries,
even with the current
real estate crisis.
In an average or
booming economy, resi-
dential and commercial
property has two major
pluses: the property in-
creases in value, as the
cash flow covers the
costs. Still, the selection
of property, and the
terms for its purchase
are crucial to a good re-
turn and keeping the
property occupied. Add
in the additional ac-
counting benefits of
writing off depreciation
and other tangible ex-
penses, and real estate
investment remains pop-
ular locally and nation-
ally Even in the current
real estate bubble, in-
vestors with cash are
picking up bargains
they can exploit when
the economy returns,
and fortunately the
economy has always re-
turned since America
was founded.
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be reached at

"The Firstest With The Mostest

By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
In a lively exchange
during his graduate
school class at the Uni-
versity of Alabama In
Birmingham (UAB), a
professor exaggerated
his southern drawl to
announce that the key to
launching a successful
business is to be, "the
firstest with the
mostest." The playful
comment was followed
with references to Coca-
Cola and McDonald's,
both companies that il-
lustrated his point.
The professor went
on to explain that no
business model has his-
torically been any
stronger, or required
any greater sophistica-
tion, than simply being
the first business to en-
ter a market. Then once
entered, they should hit
it as hard as possible to
saturate the market,
hence, "the firstest with
the mostest."
When the Internet
giant Google came on
the scene, it appeared to
initially be competing
with the search engines
associated with large In-
ternet Service Providers
who were dominating
the scene, like America
Online. Soon enough
though, Google tailored
their business model
and launched an Inter-
net advertising "click
through" design that
revolutionized the in-
dustry, and hit Internet
users perfectly As of
June 2009, Google had 65
percent of the search
To compete with this
giant that epitomizes the
modern technology ver-
sion of the "firstest with
the mostest," Microsoft
and Yahoo recently
agreed to a 10-year col-
laboration to take search
market share from
Google. The current

combined market share
for the two is 28 percent,
which they look to ag-
gressively increase once
the legal requirements
are complete.
This may not be
swift, however. Regard-
ing regulators oversee-
ing this deal, some see it
as limiting competition,
as the market would
shift from three main
players to two, regard-
less of Google's "monop-
olizing" lead. Other
analysts believe Google
will simply respond to
this challenge with the
creativity and industry
leadership that has
turned their name into a
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You most likely need to save and invest for retirement. But if
you have children, you also may want to put money away for
their college education. Are these two goals mutually exclu-

They don't have to be but achieving them both can be
challenging. Over the past generation, the responsibility of
paying for retirement has largely shifted from the employer to
the employee. At the same time, college prices have skyrock-
eted and show few signs of slowing down.

Consequently, you face a delicate balance when it comes to
preparing and saving for both college and retirement.
Perhaps you may be facing large college bills in your prime
retirement savings years. Or if your child graduates with col-
lege loans and you plan on helping to pay for them, your cash
flow may fall short of the amount needed to meet your month-
ly bills during retirement.

But as you think about the college vs. retirement issue, keep
one overriding fact in mind: You have less time to save for
retirement than your children have to pay for college. If your
children do take out some loans, they will likely have decades
in which to repay them.

Ultimately, the amount of financial assistance you provide for
your children's college education is a personal and emotion-
al decision, as well as a financial one. Still, you can take steps
to help out your children without shortchanging yourself.

One possible strategy is to contribute to your 401(k) and your
IRA, and then use whatever money you still have available to
fund a college savings plan. If your employer offers a match
for your 401(k) or other retirement plan such as a 403(b)
or 457(b) you should, at the very least, contribute enough
to earn the match. And if at all possible, you'll want to "max
out" your IRA, which offers significant tax benefits. Your con-
tributions to a traditional IRA may be tax-deductible, and your
earnings grow on a tax-deferred basis.

Depending on your income level, you may be able to con-
tribute to a Roth IRA, which provides tax-free earnings, pro-
vided you meet certain conditions. In 2009, you can con-
tribute up to $5,000 to your IRA, or $6,000 if you're 50 or

Once you've earned your employer's 401(k) match and then,
if possible, contributed the maximum amount to your IRA, you
can begin looking more closely at college savings vehicles,
such as a Section 529 plan or a Coverdell Education Savings
Account, both of which offer tax-free earnings and with-
drawals as long as the money is used for qualified education
expenses. (Withdrawals for other types of expenses may be
subject to federal and state taxes plus a 10 percent penalty.)
Also, Section 529 plan contributions may be tax-deductible in
certain states for residents who participate in their own
state's plan. To make sure you understand the tax ramifica-
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tax advisor.

By committing yourself to regular investing, and by taking
advantage of the various investment accounts available, you
can make progress toward your retirement goals while still
tackling the high costs of higher education. That's a "win-win"

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Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare Now Offers Cooling

Technology to Help Treat Cardiac Arrest Patients

Tallahassee Memor-
ial HealthCare now of-
fers a cooling
technology to help save
brain function in car-

diac arrest patients.
Less than 300 hospitals
in the U.S. use this tech-
nology. Cardiac arrest is
when a person's heart

suddenly stops function-
ing. While getting the
person's heart to start
beating again is neces-
sary to keep that person

alive, a full recovery re-
quires even further
treatment. Recent stud-
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temperature can result
in tremendous long-
term benefits.
"By cooling the pa-
tient's body temperature
down to 91.4 degrees,
neurological outcomes
are improved," says Ally
Fields, RN, assistant
nurse manager, Talla-
hassee Memorial Bixler
Emergency Center.
"When a person's heart
starts pumping again
and blood starts flowing
to his or her brain, mas-
sive amounts of free rad-
icals are released very
quickly This rapid re-
lease can kill brain cells,
resulting in brain dam-
Cooling the patient's
body temperature slows
down the metabolism
and therefore slows
down injury and brain
damage. The American
Heart Association now
includes this body cool-
ing treatment, which is
called therapeutic hy-
pothermia, as one of
their recommendations
for increasing survival
and improving outcomes
in cardiac arrest pa-
Recognizing the val-
ue of this treatment, Tal-
lahassee Memorial
Hospital has acquired
two machines that use
water-filled gel pads that
are placed on the pa-
tient's torso and thighs
to slowly cool the pa-
tient's core temperature.
"We use this treat-
ment for resuscitated pa-
tients who arrive in our
Emergency Center with-
in 60 minutes of their
cardiac arrest," says
Fields. "It takes less
than six hours to cool
the patient down. We
keep them in that cooled
state for 24 hours, and
then we begin to slowly
warm the patient. The
patient is sedated the en-
tire time so they are un-
aware of the change in
their body tempera-
"Therapeutic hy-
pothermia has been
shown to reduce mortal-

ity and improve neuro-
logical outcomes in car-
diac arrest patients. It is
a major step forward in
managing cardiac arrest
patients," said Thomas
E. Noel, MD, cardiologist
with Southern Medical
Group. "The challenge
with treating these pa-
tients is that it requires
a multidisciplinary
approach to create a
successful program.
However, centers that
have used hypothermia
treatment have seen dra-
matic results."
A study from 2002
showed that 53 percent
of cardiac arrest pa-
tients who received this
cooling treatment had a
favorable outcome, com-
pared to only 35 percent
of cardiac arrest pa-
tients who did not re-
ceive the treatment.
"Just today, the topic
of therapeutic hypother-
mia was headline news
on CNN. Bringing this
technology to the Talla-
hassee area is just one
more example of the
world class care we pro-
vide here at TMH," says
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Question: I was hit in the mouth when I was a
child and my front tooth was pushed out of place. My
childhood dentist straightened my tooth at the time, but
now the tooth is dark. Why is my tooth dark?
Answer: I have seen this so many times. I
would recommend having the tooth examined. It
is common to only take x-rays of back teeth
during cleaning appointments so a problem with
the nerve in a front tooth could go undetected.
Cavities are so much easier to detect on front
teeth that they are only x-rayed as needed. It
sounds like this is a time when an x-ray is
What commonly happens when a tooth is
injured from trauma is that the nerve inside the
tooth will die. This dead nerve will leave behind
tissue which will turn dark and discolor the tooth.
Not only is it dark, this becomes a toothache
waiting to happen. I have seen many patients
that developed a tooth ache or abscess 10 to 20
years later. The way to avoid the abscess and fix
the color is to have the infection cleaned out and
the tooth bleached from the inside (internal
So if you have a dark tooth. Have your dentist
take a look. You don't need to live with a dark
tooth in your smile.

Roderick K Shaw III, DMD, MAGD
Master of the Academy of General Dentistry
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By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A study for the Uni-
versity of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and
Public Health revealed
some startling facts re-
garding the use of ele-
mentary teachers to
recognize and refer
emotional troubles in
their students. Deter-
mining where a child
may go from the time of
that discovery is among
questions being an-
swered by the research
team that developed a
screening tool that "ap-
pears to predict, with
startling accuracy, the
small percentage of
children most likely to
benefit from early inter-
"We wanted to find
the longer-term pat-
terns of mental health
symptoms of kids who
are most likely to devel-
op problems that would
impair them, so they
could be identified very
early in school before
the problems become
entrenched," said Dr.
Marilyn Essex, leader of
the study, which was
published in a recent
edition of the Journal
of Child Psychology
and Psychiatry. "In our
study, we did a phenom-
enal job of picking up
those kids very ear-
ly. Now those findings
need to be replicated by
The study noted
that the tool could be es-
pecially useful on emo-

tional issues that are
less visible socially, and
might therefore be over-
looked, as compared to
aggressiveness and oth-
er behavior that shows
externalizing symp-
The study included
328 children from first,
third and fifth grades,
where parents and
teachers reported on
symptoms they ob-
served in students over
that six-year period.
Looking for patterns,
they identified four
Those who never
showed high levels of
Those who showed
high levels of symptoms
but never in consecutive
school years
Those who showed
high levels of symptoms
in consecutive school
years of internalizing
(depression, anxiety) or
ext e r n ali z -
ing (oppositional defi-
ance, conduct problems,
inattention, impulsivity,
Or, those who
showed both internaliz-
ing and externalizing in
consecutive years.
Researchers went
on to point out that by
the fifth grade, "the chil-
dren most in need of
help were those who had
showed both internaliz-
ing and externalizing
symptoms in at least
two, and usually more,
consecutive school

"Looking back, we
were able to tell in
kindergarten and grade
one which children
were very likely to de-
velop this pattern of
mental health prob-
lems," Essex added. "We
were able to predict
quite well long-term pat-
terns from early behav-
ior issues."
The study further
noted that most children
periodically demon-
strate problematic be-
havior, however, those
exhibiting "recurring
patterns of both inter-
nalizing and externaliz-
ing symptoms fared the
Unfortunately, all
children demonstrating
both types of symptoms
in kindergarten were
still doing so in fifth
grade, although this
represented only three
percent of the total
number of children in-
cluded in the survey.

"We can potentially
identify these kids early
and help them from ever
developing longer-term
problems," Essex said.
One of the chal-
lenges facing this and
similar research is the
long time frame neces-
sary to observe the sub-
jects and build
verifiable data. Now
that the data has been
compiled, it must be
replicated and then for-
mally applied, which is
easier said than done in
school settings.
In Madison County,
several agencies are
charged with screening
children to determine
the presence of special
needs, although the
process is geared to
identify current needs
versus predictive
screening for future
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be reached at michael@

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buildings, garages,
barns and carports

6/10, rt, cc
I Do Housekeeping
Rentals, Offices, Apartments
and home. Weekly, Bi-
weekly or monthly. Also
light yard work including
bush hogging
8/19, pd

Cleaning Lady & Your

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8/19, 8/26, pd

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guineas and peafowl.
rtn, n/c

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rtn, n/c
I Buy Any Used
Lawn mowers, weed eaters,
blowers, any small equipt-
ment. Please call John
8/19, pd

Diamond Plate Alum. Pick-
up truck tool boxes.
Various sizes. $50 each. Call
973-4172 8am-5pm M-F
5/6-rtn, n/c

Royal Palm, Bourbon Red,
Black Spanish & Large
Breasted Bronze. All sizes,
2 weeks old 1 1/2 yrs old

All kinds, 5 & 6 months old
850-971-7283 or
8/12, 8/19, pd

Church Van AS IS, minium
bhi nf S500 Cantact Alfred

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Yorkie Pup
Males ready
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Educational Grants,
Loans and Bad(

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


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Ckadison apartmentss

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

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

Doublewide mobilehome
24x60 3BR/2 bath with fire
place in excellent shape.
Lots of upgrades Call Mar-
cus or Paris 850-948-3197
8/19, 8/26, pd

516 1987 Mobilehome
8/19, c 14x60 3 bedroom/2 bath
8/19, 8/26,
2000 Mobilehome
)s 24x62 4 bedroom/2 bath
8/1 $14,500.00
81882 850-973-2353
8/12, 8/19, c
8/19, 8/26,c
S 2000 Palm Harbor
manufactured home. Has
mud room, vaulted ceilings,
kitchen island, extra large
rooms $53,900
Business Call 850-997-3185
Credit 8/19,8/26, pd
Investors Got Money
02 In your bank drawing 1-2%
85, 826, pd interest when you could be
r getting 12% or more w/short
& long term real estate secu-
rity, Call 386-365-5129
8/19, rt, c

2 bedroom 2 bath, includes
Kitchen appliances, lawn
maintenance and water, 1 yr
lease $800 deposit, $800 per
month 850-973-30025
8/5, rtn, pd

House For Rent
2 bd 1 bath. No Pets $350
month, $250 deposit
8/19, pd
Clean as new. Two story, 3
BR, 2.3 baths, formal LR &
DR. 1705 Sq. Ft. New
Kitchen, Range, Ref, D/W,
G/D. Oak Floor downstairs,
Heart Pine upstairs. 2 Central
H&A. Yard maint. included.
$750 rent and deposit. Good
credit req. 205 NE Shelby Ave.
Madison. Call George 973-
8583 or 557-0994.
8/12 rtn, c

new R & Refg, Oak floors.
Rent $600 plus deposit.
No pets. Good credit req.
432 NE Horry Ave., Madi-
son. Call George 973-8583
or 557-0994.
8/12, rtn, c
3 bd/2 bath doublewide near
Cherry lake $550.00, deposit
& References 850-973-2353
8/19, rtn, c
House For Rent
2bd/1 bath house on 3 acres
in Lee. No smoking and no
inside pets. Rent negotiable
Call Craig 850-253-5054
8/19, pd

Brand New! 14x56 only 1
left $17,900 Call Eric
(386) 719-5560
8/19 -9/18, c

For your used mobile homes
1990 or newer
8/19, rt, c

Super Sale
Buy Live Oak Homes &
Southern Oak Homes direct
from Wayne Frier built &
sold direct to customer. Cut
out the dealer guaranteed,
lowest prices Call
386-344-9452 any where in
8/19 9/25, c
Work for the County or the
State? Special financing for
home purchase Call
8/19, rtn, c

Need A Home?
Tired of being turned down
because you have no money
or credit score is too low but
you own your own land? I
have solutions Call Lynn
Sweat 386-365-5129
8/19, rtn, c
"Monster Mansion"
5 bedroom 3 full bath, 2300
sq. ft. all this for payments
of $500.00 a month
call Eric at
(386) 719-5560
8/19 9/18, c
No Money Down!
If you own your own land
Nothing Down! Rates as
low as 4.75% fixed Call
(386) 719-5560
8/19 -9/18, c

Factory built to many 2010
28x40 3/2! Only 3 left @
this price $25,900
Call Eric to reserve yours!
(386) 719-5560
8/19 9/18, c
Own your own home for less
than rent and receive up to
$8,000 bonus! Information
Call 800-769-0952
8/19, rn, c

Used 28x52
2002 GrandManor 3 bed-
room 2 full baths super clean
$34,744.00 if you move,
$38,385 ifI move to your lot
& set up Call Bruce
8/19,- 9/25, c

New 32x80 4 Bedroom
loaded w/upgraded options,
MOVE IN including well,
septic, wiring, & closing cost
on your own land. $553.33 a
month w/no money down &
620 or better credit score
Call Lynn 386-365-5129
8/19, rn, c
Repo Mobile Homes
Due to the state of the
economy, one persons' loss
is another ones gain. Save
thousands on these bank
repos. Call Rick
(386) 752-1452
7/29 -8/28, c
Rent To Own
3 bedroom, fenced, Wellborn
Area, $750.00 a month
8/19, rtn, c

The Wait Is Over!

Introducing "Mossy Oak"
the most innovative, quality
and affordable manufactured
houses in the industry. Call
Mr. Mott (386) 752-1452
7/29 -8/28, c
Yearly Mobile Home Sale
Fair offers considered. Fi-
nancing assistance. "Yes"
Help! 386-365-5370
8/19, rtn, c

New Manufactured Homes
Starting at $23.70 sq. ft.
Guaranted lowest prices in
North Florida. Call Rick
(386) 752-8196
7/29 -8/28, c

Home Financing
Owner finance, mo-
bile/modular, credit issues
28x80 5 Bedroom
reduced $15,000 for quick
sale call Mike at
8/19, rtn, c

New Government Prgram!
100% financing available on
all USDA Loans! Plus up to
$8000 in stimulus money Call
Eric for Detail 386-719-5560
8/19 -9/18, c
USED 32x80
1998 Homes Of Merit 4 bed-
rooms 2 full baths Great
Condition $30,000 you
move, $36,000 if I move to
your lot & set up Call Bruce
8/19 9/25, c
5 Bedroom 3 Bath
Home new with zero down
$595.00 per month Call
Mike 386-623-4218
8/19, rn, c
"4 Bedroom"
2010 model set up & deliv-
ery, A/C included, mini
decks included, special
well/septic & power pole in-
cluded $58,800
Call 386-344-9452
8/19 -9/25, c
Custom Modular
Your land. Easy financing!
Any floor plan
8/19, rtn, c

3 Bedroom Repo Sale
Payoff $96,200.00, will ac-
cept offers over $50,000.00
8/19, rtn, c

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For Sale:
House & Lot
In the Town of Suwannee
was $135,000, Now $99,000.
2 BR/1 BA. Fully Furnished,
New Metal Roof, and New
Paint. Utility Building with
Washer and Dryer. Nice Fruit
Trees. 386-719-0421
rtn, n/c
Fantastic Lake
and Mountain Views
from this 2 Bed/ 2Bth Home.
Open and Covered Decks,
Large Screened Porch, Gas
FP, CH/A, Oak Floors & Cab-
inets, and Appliances.
Offered Furnished at
$179,900. Call BJ Peters at
rtn, n/c
House For Sale
Cherry Lake Area, recently
remodeled, 3/2 1800 sq. ft.,
cypress home, new baths,
kitchen, and roof. Bamboo
flooring on 3/4 acres
$132,500 850-929-4991
8/5, rtn, pd

$$AVON$$ Experience in Farming
Earn 50%, only $10 for I'....I.. plowing, etc.), Ex-
starter kit! Call Today perience in heavy equipment
850-570-1499 or visit use (bulldozer, excavator, etc.), must speak english.
5/13 -rtn, c Please have resume. Call
Dental Assistant Drug Free Workplace
Golden Opportunity! Do
you posses a sunny, energetic 8/5, 8/12,8/19, pd
attitude? Are you detailed
and organized? Our dental Birdsong Peanuts is taking
practice is seeking an out- applications to fill tempo-
standing individual to pro- rary position for the
vide concierge level service upcoming
for our patients in the assist- peanut harvest. General
ing area. Dental or medical clercial and computer ex-
experience a plus but not perience needed. Day shift,
mandatory. Is cosmetics im- weekend
portant to you along with work is required. Apply in
helping others? If you have person at the Birdsong
a can-do attitude, you are or- Peanuts; 264 SE
ganized, and self motivated Donaldson Road, Lee,
with a good sense of humor, FL.,Monday-Friday
then you should apply. Call 9:00am-4:00pm. Appli-
290-5785 to hear a message cants must be at least 18
from Dr. Roderick Shaw's years of age and provide a
office with more details valid, unexpired picture id
about the position and intruc- AND social security card
tions on how to apply for this (or birth certificate) to be
position. considered for employment.
8/19, 8/26,c
7/29, rtn, c

across street fromA
Post Office, Courthouse,
and Courthouse Annex.
(Old Enterprise Recorder Office)
111 SE Shelby St., Madison;
Newly renovated
back to the 1920's era
Call Tommy Greene ',

with state highwayfrontage. A
Corner lots. Fronts both
Harvey Greene Dr. i
& Highway 53 South. A
Enterprise Zone
Natural gas line, 8 inch wa-
ter main, access to city utili- On Paved Runway
ties, fire hydrant, and service
from two power companies. Gated Community
Property has easy access to
1-10, via SR 53 & SR 14.
Will build to suit tenant or Ft. Atkinson Pantation Day, FL.
short or long term lease.
Call Tommy Greene 850- (386) 294-1211 Marvin Buchanan
rtn, n/c



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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Madison County Carrier 15A


Under the Authority of the Seff-Seivice Storage Facility Act, Section 83.805
the described below has been seized for nonpayment of rent and other ac-
crued expenses. Property consists primarily of household & personal goods
in units rented by. Darieno Choice and James Lee .The property will be
Sold at auction to the highest bidder as provided by the Setf-Storage Facili-
ty Ad, Section 83-806. The sale wili be held Saturday August 29,2009 at 9:00
A.M., at the Madison Mini Storage, 1088 E. U.S. 90, in Madison, Florida.
For further information call 973-6246.

8/12, 8/19

The following is a list of unclaimed bond money held by the Madison Coun-
ty Sheriffs Office. Persons having or claiming any interest in said funds or
any portion ofthem shall file their written claims with the Sheriff or Clerk
of Court and shall make sufficient proof to said Sheriff or Clerk of his ow-
nesrship and upon so doing shall be entitled to receive any part of the mon-
ey so claimed. Unless such bond money is claimed on or before the first day
of September, 2009, same shall be declared forfeited and all claims in refer-
ence thereto are forever barred.
HOPE DIXON 7/11/08 500.00
JERRY MILLER 8/10/08 36.00
JEREMY NUSBICKEL 9/20/08 86.00
JAMES PATRICK KELLY 10/6/03 1000.00
SAM JOHN WILLIAM 12/1/05 390.00
TOTAL 2012.00
8/5, 8/12, 8/19, 8/26


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The administration of the estate of CHARLIE H. MOORE, JR.,
deceased, whose date of death was July 6, 2009, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Madison County, Florida, Probate Division, File Number 2009-64-
CP, and the names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the
Personal Representative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the Decedent and other persons, who have
claims or demands against the Decedent's estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, and who have been served a copy of this no-
tice, must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF
All other creditors of the Decedent and other persons who have
claims or demands against the Decedent's estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this court WITH-
TICE IS August 13, 2009.

Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ Clavy A. Schnitker
Fla Bar No.349143
Davis, Schnitker, Reeves & Browning, P.A.
Post Office Drawer 652
Madison, Florida 32341
(850) 973-4186

Personal Representative:
/s/ Ronnie Ladell Moore
6513 NW Lovett Road
Greenville, Florida 32331

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