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Madison County's
50 cents

Brown Stepping Down As


Landscape Emergency Management Director
Irngation Emergency Management Director April, so the timing will be good. I cer- cult decision and trar
Vicki Brown will be retiring as the Emer- tainly have mixed emotions about leav- to say.
Rule agency Management Director of Madison ing, because I LOVE Madison, LOVE my Brown accepted ti
County in late spring of 2010. She will be job, LOVE our home, and LOVE my agency Management D
Takes following her husband, Mike, to Auburn, friends and family here. But God knows tirement of Jim Stai
Ala., where he has accepted an exception- best and my place is with my husband," father of Madison
fffir"- al job offer. she added. Management, who li


Jan. 6
Starting Jan. 6, all
homeowners and others
within the Suwannee
River Water Manage-
ment District (District)
will be asked to limit
landscape irrigation to
one or two days per
week, depending upon
the time of the year.
For the first time
ever, the District is im-
plementing a year-round
water conservation rule
that applies to residen-
tial landscaping, public
or commercial recre-
ation areas, and public
and commercial busi-
nesses that aren't regu-
lated by a District-issued
In the past, the Dis-
trict has enacted only
short-term voluntary re-
strictions in response to
drought conditions.
Jon Dinges, the Dis-
trict's director of re-
source management,
said the new require-
ment will help address
water needs within the
Please see Water
Supply, Page 4A




HICK uavis
By Ginger Jarvis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Madison's police
chief, Rick Davis, re-
ceived gifts and acco-
lades at his last board
meeting before his re-
tirement became effec-
tive on December 18. The
Madison City Commis-
sioners, local residents,
police officers, and
Davis's family applaud-
ed the chief at the regu-
lar board meeting on
December 8.
City Manager
Harold Emrich and Cap-
tain Willie McGhee pre-
sented Davis with a
bronze plaque of appre-
ciation for his 28 years of
service to the city. Em-
rich said, "It has been a
great privilege to work
with you."
Mayor Jim Stanley
stated, "I met Rick his
first day when he was 19
and joined the force. It's
a hard pill to swallow to
let someone like Rick
leave." The commission
Please see Rick Davis,
Page 4A

Brown explains, "My husband Mike
has accepted a very nice job offer in
Auburn, AL. He will be starting his new
job there with The Donaldson Company
January 4, 2010. However, our daughter
Amanda is still attending NFCC here in
Madison. She will finish with her A.A. in
May and plans to move down to
Gainesville. (God's Country) to attend U
of Fla. in the summer."
"I will be going out to Auburn then
(May or June) to join Mike. I will have 20
years of service with Madison County in

"I can not adequately express what
the people of Madison County have
meant in my life. I have enjoyed my time
working for Madison County so much. It
has been a privilege to serve the public
here what a great "public!" The county
commissioners and elected officials in
Madison County are exceptional and have
been a pleasure to work with. For now,
I'm trying to conduct business as usual
and continue to serve to the best of my
ability. I really appreciate everyone's
kindness and support during this diffi-

III ounuay ciioouis an across uie wunu, uwe
story of "Jacob's Ladder" is recited to children
of all ages from Genesis 28:10-22. In the stl:.
ry, the patriarch Jacob lies down at a pLve ,
called Luz and dreams of a ladder that \\ I
set up on the earth. Its top reached to he: ,. \
en and the angels of God were ascen luI- .'
and descending on it. The Lord st,::l I
above the ladder and said, "I am the Lio AI
3od of Abraham, your father and th
3od of Isaac; the land on which you
Lie I will give you and your descen-
lants. Also your descendants shall
be as the dust of the earth; you shall
spread abroad to the west and the
east, to the north and the south; and
in you and in your seed all the fami-
Lies of the earth shall be blessed. Be-
hold, I am with you and will keep
you wherever you go, and will bring
you back to this land; for I will not
Leave you until I have done what I
have spoken to you."
The story goes on to say in rri
verse 16 that Jacob awoke from his Kay Harris
sleep and said, "Surely the LORD is in the place, and I did not know it." And he was
afraid and said, "How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of
3od, and this is the gate of heaven!"
Jesus referenced this story when he encountered the disciple Nathanael in
John 1:51: "And He said to him,' Most assuredly, I say to you, hereafter, you shall
'see" heaven open and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of
These two accounts in Scripture are a call for the people of God who comprise
the Church to rise up and "see" that our Lord is calling our name in this hour and
that He wants to bless His people with insight into His will and purpose for the
churchh and for this county, state and nation.
The Madison County Ministerial Association has seen this need to band to-
gether in a united effort to call God's people to the 2 Chronicles 7:14 mandate: THE
"If My people who are called by May name will humble themselves, and pray
and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven,
and will forgive their sin and heal their land."
Will you answer the clarion call to 24/7 prayer in this hour? Will you gather
with us at the daily schedule of events listed below and begin to intercede for the
church, county, state and nation? Perhaps in God's mercy, He will hear from heaven,
forgive our sin, and heal our land."
Sunday, January 10, 2010:
Noon kick-off in local churches

Monday, January 11, 2010: 12:15 p.m.
prayer at Madison First Baptist

Tuesday, January 12, 2010: 12:15 p.m.
prayer at New Zion Baptist, Greenville

Wednesday, January 13, 2010:
Prayer at public buildings in the county:
Madison City Hall
Lee City Hall
Greenville Woman's Club
Sirmans Vol. Fire Dept.
Pinetta Vol. Fire Dept.

Thursday, January 14, 2010: 12:15 p.m.
prayer at Pinetta Baptist
Friday, January 15, 2010: 12:15 p.m.
prayer at Lee Methodist

Saturday, January 16, 2010
Concluding noon prayer at
Madison County Courthouse
If you have any questions or need 24/7 prayer sheets, please feel free to contact
Kay Harris, who is the coordinator of this event, at 973-3238 or at her email address:

isition," she went on

he position of Emer-
Director upon the re-
nley the founding
County Emergency
terally took the de-

apartment from a small room with a radio
to the state-of-the-art facility that stands
on Harvey Greene Drive today. According
to Stanley, this accomplishment would
not have been possible without Brown
and her commitment to making the de-
partment among the best in the state, es-
pecially for counties of its size and rural
nature. State officials have sung their
praises often. Local officials echoed these
sentiments, and although they regret her
leaving, expressed their best wishes for
her and her family



100 Years

Submit your scouting
stories and photos today

Organizers of the
Boy Scouts of America
100th Anniversary in
2010 extend an invi-
tation for cur-
rent and
scouts and
their families
to submit
"hero" sto-
ries, plus any
or stories about
people and events
that made scouting fun
and memorable.
On the scouting
website located at, scout-
ing leadership goes onto
say, "Celebrating the im-
pact that 100 years of
Scouting has had on the
lives of millions needs
more than a single date
on the calendar. So,
we've launched a series
of national and local
programs that span two
years. And we're invit-

ing everyone in America
to get involved."
Recommending ac-
tivities ranging
Lrom planting
S trees to sub-
mitting sto-
ries and
more, the
effort is in-
tended to
everywhere to
scouting, while
also promoting scouting
awareness of this cen-
tennial milestone. All
are urged to visit the
website for more details.
To further commem-
orate this accomplish-
ment locally, Greene
Publishing, Inc. is spon-
soring a program to rec-
ognize scouting's rich
heritage in Madison
County. Over the next
several months, until
Please see Scouting,
Page 4A

Celebrate New

Year's Eve At

Yogi Bear's


By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Due to numerous requests, Yogi Bear's Jelly-
stone Campground, located just off Interstate 10, 258
exit, in Madison, is holding a New Year's Eve party
Guests are asked to please bring finger foods to
share and the campground will also provide some of
the finger foods. Hot chocolate, tea, coffee and punch
will be provided.
Those wanting to enter the chili cook-off are in-
vited to bring pots of their fa-
vorite recipes.
There will fun and games
galore, and also, possibly, a
The party will start
at 7 p.m. on Thursday,
Dec. 31, and last until
midnight, Friday, Jan. 1.
The event is free to
campers. Non-campers
will be admitted at $20
per family or carload.
Make plans to be there.

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2 Sections, 26 Pages
Around Madison 5-7A Legals 13A
Church Section B School 10A
Classifieds 12A Sports 8-9A
Editorial 2-3A Happy New Year 14A

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12/30 12/31 1/1 1/2
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65F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph. ow70sand lows intheupper40s the mid 50s and lows n the low and lows in the low 30s.

Since I 964
The Spirit Of Madison County
Wed., December 23, 2009 VOL. 46 NO. 20



2A Madison County Carrier

www.greenepublishin .com

Wednesday, December 30, 2009


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

The Hate And Blame Game

Dear Editor,
I recently read Emerald's Gem Box on 12/16
and after thinking and researching for some
time, I would like to comment on a few observa-
tions I have made.
#1: I would like to remind Emerald of the
process by which the American governmental
system operates. It was a Stimulus Bill. This
means that while Obama, the leader of the Ex-
ecutive Branch, initially constructed a budget,
research and lobbied hard for the bill to go
through, he did not do it alone. The Bill was ul-
timately passed by the Legislative Branch of
the government. The idea behind our govern-
ment being broken down into the three differ-
ent branches is to keep one person from
obtaining too much power. If Emerald is un-
happy with the bill's passage, she should first
and foremost look towards her local representa-
tives in the Legislative Branch that actually are
responsible for its passage. Did they represent
the point of view that she wishes? I checked
and it seems that one Senator voted either way.
The Representative of district 4 did in fact vote
against the stimulus bill (although all Republi-
cans in the House voted nay). This would lead
me to say that before blaming Obama for the
bill, perhaps first she should consult with Bill
Nelson's office to find out why he felt the
"wasteful" spending she writes about was nec-
essary. I also noticed that, long-time friend of
the Greene family, Allen Boyd (Democrat of
District 4) also voted for the stimulus bill. I
posit that before useless blame is pitched
around on Obama, perhaps a more constructive
effort would be to question our local represen-
tatives and question their reasons for support-
ing such "wanton" spending. Perhaps they can
lend some insight, as they represent us more di-
rectly, before we rally against the person whose
job is to lead (not necessarily represent) the
American government in a direction that pro-
tects both the American economy and people.
#2: I notice that despite the fact that the en-
tire article is composed of "reports," there isn't
a single reference to any source. Where did all
this information come from? Was the "report"
of each individual amount given summarized
by an independent source or are those sum-
maries the way the beneficiaries would de-
scribe the usage also? Don't they deserve a fair
day in court to explain why that money was im-
portant before we weigh in on it's importance in
the long run? Don't get me wrong, I think waste-
ful spending is rampant in government and I
abhor it just as much as the rest, but I also like
to make up my mind with an idea of fairness. If
those reports come from sources like "Iha-" or sources with similarly easily
identifiable biases, then your readers aren't be-
ing treated with the respect they deserve. They
are being treated as ones seen to not have the
capacity to make up their own mind. We de-
serve references and sources. And we deserve a
fair look.
#3: This easily segues into my next point. I
noticed just under her article is a similar arti-
cle exclaiming the same type of information.
Do the people of Madison County not have a
voice that believes Obama (or the government
in whole) is doing something good? Are there
staff members at the Carrier that have differ-
ing opinions and would willfully allow them-
selves to start constructive conversations about
issues instead of one sided rants against ene-
mies of the editors? Again, we as readers de-
serve a fair look.
#4: Not to continue to beat the same drum,
but where are the articles or op-eds describing
the good things the stimulus bill will do or has
done. Surely even Emerald has or will enjoy
the tax credits afforded to people that make
less than $75,000 (the largest portion of the bill
went to this). Are there members of her family
or staff that appreciate not having to pay back

the $8000 tax credit as first-time home buyers?
Even though her children have the extreme
privilege of attending a private school, can she
appreciate the $40 billion being given to
schools and colleges? Can she appreciate the
traditional Republican value embodied in the
federal government taking over state's Medic-
aid budget so states can do what they know
needs to be done with their money? Even
though she was lucky enough not to lose her
job, can she appreciate the assistance given to
those families in communities that have been
hit hard with unemployment due to the reces-
sion? When her children begin attending col-
lege, perhaps the increase in grant money
available to low-income households will help
her also?
I could go on and on. If she has individual
arguments against each of these allotments, so
be it. But, as five of the six summaries I just
listed were the top investments in the bill, it
seems that these should have been addressed
first and foremost, as they encompass over $300
billion (Figures taken from the NY Times:
http ://projects. nytimes. com/ 44t-
Despite my attempts to be as reasonable as
possible, I cannot help but conclude with the
obvious observations. In her article, and what
would be a lack of other objective reporting, it
would seem that her main objections do not
rest on an ethic of fiscal responsibility (other-
wise, where are the op-eds against fiscal irre-
sponsibility during the 110th and lower
Congress). Instead, they seem to rest on a
blind, partisan-driven dislike for Obama. This
is of course a best case scenario hoping that
her exclusion of blame towards family friends
and Congressional representatives was a mis-
I also can't help but notice the hubris un-
derwritten in a tone that offers moralistic judg-
ment. Creating art (albeit disagreeable) and
studying drug's affects on the human body and
mind are not fiscal irresponsibility so much as
they are immoral in her eyes. I can easily see
how giving money to both the NEA and UNY-
Buffalo would create jobs and, according to the
report, they did. Where is the fiscal disagree-
ment then? Again, in my opinion, this has little
to do with fiscal irresponsibility so much as it
has to do with discrediting her opponent in the
article, Obama, to the readers who would agree
with those moralistic judgments.
As I finish my observations, I want to reit-
erate an earlier stated point. I have disagree-
ments with the bill also. I have disagreements
with Obama, his policies, his goals, and his
morals. I have disagreements with fiscal irre-
sponsibility in general. But the readers de-
serve more. Fair and unbiased reporting is the
basis by which journalism stands. I understand
that this piece by her was an op-ed and I ap-
plaud her bravery to publish her opinion for re-
view and criticism by all readers. But where is
the other side's remarks? Where are the op-eds
reflecting the opposition's beliefs? Where is the
respect to the readers that give them the abili-
ty to have all the knowledge and make up their
own minds? And moreover, where is the respect
to the larger issues that real conversations are
needed and not merely polemics against fig-
ures we don't like?
This nation needs more than just people
willing to hate and blame one person because
of many people's failures. We need conversa-
tion. We need constructive criticism. We need
lively debate and relevant information. We
need to understand each other and attempt to
meet halfway despite our disagreements. Oth-
erwise, we become no better than the barbarity
we claim to have progressed from. May we all
attempt to better ourselves and each other
through this process.
James Wright

&meraccd ,s


Emerald Greene

I'm Opinionated-

You're Opinionated;

That's What Makes

The World

Go 'Round
I'm opinionated. I don't deny that. I don't think
there is anyone in this world that can say that they
are NOT opinionated. We ALL have our opinions
about anything in life. Some of us just speak our
mind more than others.
My opinion, voiced in this column each week,
may be the same as others, and may be different
than others. I have received phone calls, Letters To
The Editor and/or emails that tell me if that partic-
ular reader either agrees or disagrees with my opin-
I happen to have a particular "space" in this
newspaper for my column/opinion. For those of
you who happen to not have the "pleasure" of pay-
ing taxes to the government for this business, and
who do not have a column head to write under, we
give the space under "Letters To The Editor" and
the "Stinger" column space. We welcome your opin-
ions and viewpoints on life. That is what free press
is all about saying what we want without fear of
the government (with certain laws pertaining to ex-
actly what is said or printed, of course.)
The fact that a reader sends in his viewpoint on
a particular subject, does NOT mean that it is the
viewpoint of this newspaper. The same thought
holds true with my column. If I write my opinion, it
does not mean that every employee at this newspa-
per holds that same opinion.
I'd like to take this time to thank our readers,
and patrons, for the telephone calls, letters, and Let-
ters To The Editor, that we receive. Whether the in-
tention is positive, or negative, it is good to hear
from "the public" and lets us (the newspaper) know
what you like, and don't like.
We try our best, as your local hometown news-
papers, to serve the public in the best way that we
can. We try to stay abreast of the local news and
happenings so that we may pass that same informa-
tion on to you.
As hard as we try, sometimes, we just don't
know of EVERYTHING that might be coming up in
the community I would like to encourage everyone
to please call our office and let us know if an event
is happening, that you would like (or think needs to
be) covered. We will do our best to be there and cov-
er it to the best of our ability
Letters To The Editor are encouraged as well as
our new feature "Stingers" that we publish in each
edition of your newspapers.
I know that we can't please everyone in our
community With each story that is printed, some
will like it some will not. "We don't make the news,
we just report it" has become my favorite quote; as
it holds the same for all media. It is our job to let the
citizens of Madison County know what is happen-
ing in Madison County The good, the bad, and the
ugly are all a part of that scenario.
Thank you for your patronage and please feel
free to call our office at any time. We truly appreci-
ate your thoughts and ideas and welcome any sug-
gestions that you might have. We especially look
forward to learning of events happening in our
county that we might not know about.
Have A Great Week!
Until then....see you around the town.

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Madison County Carrier 3A



New Year
I hope that everyone had a special Christmas
and will have a wonderful new year. May God's bless-
ings flow upon us all.
Happy birthday wishes are extended to Carson
Cherry, Mark Sexton, Jr., Lorraine Prunier, Susan
McCool and Shanna Swope, who celebrate their
birthdays on Thursday, Dec. 31. Happy birthday
wishes also go out to Roy Phillips on Saturday, Jan.
2. Jacob and Justin Phillips will celebrate their
birthday on Tuesday, Jan. 5.
All churches are encouraged to have members
sign up for the prayer marathon in Madison County
The marathon will take place for seven days, 24
hours a day, Jan. 10-16. See your local pastor or
prayer coordinator for details. Sign up today to pray!
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.

Mary A. Pryor vs. Tony M. Pryor domestic in-
Collena Johnson and Department of Revenue
vs. Devin Brinson support
Annette Cardenas and Department of Revenue
vs. Thomas Tillman, Jr. support
Veronica Merritt and Department of Revenue
vs. Michael Pride support
Diane Bell vs. Sadie Stokes repeat injunction
Staci Cimiotta vs. Sadie Stokes repeat injunc-
Ashley Hancock vs. Troy D. Mendheim, Jr. do-
mestic injunction
First Federal Bank of Florida vs. Brenda G.
Gabriel mortgage foreclosure
Florida Gas Transmission Company, LLC vs.
Robert Larsen, et al eminent domain

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like the brinjal and the
pumpkin, botanically speaking
it is a fruit, not a vegetable.
More than 60 million tons of
tomatoes are produced per
year, 16 million tons more
than the second most popular
fruit, the banana.

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I just finished read-
ing a biography on
Army General Joseph
Lawton Collins (Taking
Command, H. P. Jeffers,
Nal Caliber: New York,
2009). Collins (1896-1987)
was an important World
War II commander --
shortly before his death,
the Army's intellectual
capital at Fort Leaven-
worth voted him the out-
standing corps
commander of his gen-
Born in New Or-
leans during the late
Victorian period,
Collins matriculated to
West Point following an
older brother. Graduat-
ing in 1917, he did not
see action in World War
I but held important
posts in the occupation
of Germany in the war's
aftermath. During the
remainder of the inter-
war years, he held
school positions, both as
a student and instructor,
including an instruc-
tor's role at Fort Ben-
ning's Infantry School
where he came to the at-
tention of future chief
of staff George Mar-
shall and Omar Bradley
In 1940 as the Army
began to expand in
preparation to meet
world crises,
Collins was well
prepared to
rapidly advance
through the field
grade ranks.
Shortly after
Pearl Harbor, he

was enroute to
Hawaii as the
deputy Army
commander on
the island. Flag
rank followed
and by May 1942,
he was elevated
to the two-star
commander po-
sition of the 25th
Infantry (Tropic
Lightning) Divi-
sion. In this ca-
pacity, he

to be his only visit with
loved ones during al-
most four years of war.
Just after Christmas
1943, Collins learned
that he would not be re-
turning to the Pacific
Theater. Instead, Mar-
shall and prot6eg Ike
Eisenhower had decided
that they needed proven
combat leaders in Eu-
rope for the upcoming
invasion. Collins fit the
bill and shortly after ar-
rival in England, Collins
was given command of
VII Corps, the unit given
responsibility to land on
Normandy's Utah
Beach, clear the Co-
tentin Peninsula, and
capture the important
port of Cherbourg.
On June 6, 1944, VII
Corps' 4th Infantry (Ivy)
Division began landing
at Utah, anchoring the
far right of the invasion.
As additional units land-
ed and linked with the
airborne divisions, they

Maj Gen J. Lawton Collins addr

earned the nick- his troops in 1943

name "Light-
ning Joe" that would
forever stay.
Collins trained his
division hard before de-
ploying later that year to
relieve the Marines at
Guadalcanal. The 25th
Division finished off the
Japanese on Guadal-
canal and then moved on
to New Georgia and ad-
ditional attacks pushing
the enemy further up
the island chain. In late
1943, Collins was resting
and refitting his division
in New Zealand when he
was given an opportuni-
ty to return to Washing-
ton to see his family -
wife Gladys and three
children. It would prove

pushed westward across
the peninsula to cut off
retreating Germans,
closing in on Cherbourg.
The day after capturing
Cherbourg, Collins
demonstrated his politi-
cal acumen by holding a
ceremony to return con-
trol of the city to its pre-
war elected French
mayor, an important sig-
nal of democracy
VII Corps along
with the adjacent VIII
led the Operation Cobra
breakout of the Co-
tentin in late July, sub-
sequently overrunning
Brittany and encircling
the Germans in the
Falaise pocket. Then

they pushed eastward to
the border of Germany
and the vaunted
Siegfried Line. In the
fall, Collins' divisions
tackled the obstacle of
the Hurtgen Forest
south of the city of
In December, the VII
Corps anchored the
northern shoulder dur-
ing the Battle of the
Bulge before pushing
into Germany and cap-
turing the only remain-
ing intact bridge over
the Rhine at Remagen .
VE Day in early May
found Collins celebrat-
ing with Russian Com-
manders on the banks of
the Elbe.
Postwar duty found
Collins in a variety of
staff positions before
becoming Army chief of
staff in 1949. In this job,
he played an important
role in the Korean War
One of his most fas-
cinating post-
Army jobs was
as Eisenhower's
ambassador to
South Vietnam
in the winter
and spring of
1954-55. Collins'
: a assessment was
that Diem was
San incompetent
leader and that
Sa democratic
Vietnam was
unlikely to sur-
vive against the
pressure of the
Viet Minh in-
surgency fueled
by northern
Submitted His prediction,
essing 20 years before
the fall of
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On a personal note,
Lightning Joe tried to
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and always led from the
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Omar Bradley, he was a
GI's general. As a corps
commander, he routine-
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soldiers in combat.
Collins was not im-
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his stubborn, costly at-
tacks of the Hurtgen
rather than bypassing
this defensive strong-
hold is often cited -- but
he is unquestionably
one of the great Army
commanders of the 20th

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Atlanta Man Indicted in "Short Water Supply

Brent Merriell, 37, of Atlanta, Georgia,
who has been indicted by a federal grand
jury on charges of aggravated identity theft
and false statements to the FDIC, waived his
detention hearing today before United
States Magistrate Judge Russell G. Vine-
yard, and has been immediately detained.
The indictment charging MERRIELL was
filed on December 15, 2009, and unsealed
yesterday with his arrest.
In Washington D.C., Special Inspector
General for the Troubled Asset Relief Pro-
gram (SIGTARP) Neil Barofski said, "Al-
though there were many reasons for our
financial crisis, fraudulent schemes like the
egregious conduct alleged in the charges an-
nounced today have played a substantial
role in the demise of several institutions.
SIGTARP is committed to working with its
law enforcement partners to root out these
crimes wherever they can be discovered."
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation,
Office of Inspector General, Southeast Re-
gion Special Agent In Charge C. Ed Slagle
said, "The FDIC is tasked with liquidating
the assets of failed banks such as Omni for
the maximum possible amount. Therefore,
we aggressively investigate and prosecute
fraudulent acts that jeopardize maximum
Department of Housing and Urban De-
velopment Inspector General Kenneth M.
Donohue said, "The Department of Housing
and Urban Development's Office of Inspec-
tor General remains diligent in its commit-
ment to protect scarce program funds for
those who truly need assistance. In today's
economic crisis, the American taxpayer ex-
pects our federal programs to aid those in
need and demands justice for those who
would seek to distort benevolent intent by
perpetrating fraudulent schemes. We will
continue in our partnership with other law
enforcement and prosecutorial agencies to
bring the full force and assets of the gov-
ernment against those who seek private
gain in the midst of such hardship."
U.S. Postal Inspector in Charge, Atlanta
Division Martin D. Phanco said, "The U.S.
Postal Inspection Service has a long and
proud history of protecting the United
States mail from criminal attack. This de-
fendant clearly took advantage of the eco-
nomic vulnerabilities of the banking
industry. As long as we have criminals
with such disregard for the law, Postal In-
spectors will continue to focus their efforts
on the protection of the American public."
According to Acting United States At-
torney Yates, the charges and other infor-
mation presented in court: MERRIELL
obtained several million dollars in loans in
his name and in the names of his family
and friends from "Omni National Bank"
before Omni's failure and takeover by the
FDIC on March 27, 2009. Beginning in Octo-
ber 2009, after remaining delinquent on
loan repayments and facing foreclosure on
14 properties, MERRIELL asked the FDIC
to forgive $2.2 million in Omni loan payoffs
on the properties and allow him to "short
sale" two properties each to seven new pur-
chasers at greatly reduced amounts. A
"short sale" occurs when a lender agrees to
the sale of property-on which the current
owner has defaulted on the loan-to a third
party for less than the full amount due.
Lenders are willing to accept "short sales"


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as a means of reducing their losses on bad
loans and assisting the distressed property
owner. The investigation revealed that new
purchases were being made in the names of
people whose identities had been stolen and
that the sales contracts and loan commit-
ment letters submitted to the FDIC by MER-
RIELL in support of the proposed "short
sales" were forged and counterfeited. MER-
RIELL was arrested earlier today before he
could complete these sales and ruin the
credit of the persons whose stolen identities
he used.
The indictment charges MERRIELL with
two counts of making a false statement to
the FDIC and four counts of aggravated
identity theft. MERRIELL faces a maximum
statutory penalty of up to 30 years in prison
and a fine of up to $1,000,000 on each false
statement charge, and up to two years in
prison and a fine of up to $250,000 on each
count of aggravated identity theft, with the
sentence in at least one aggravated identity
theft count being imposed as a mandatory
two-year consecutive term. In determining
the actual sentence, the Court will consider
the United States Sentencing Guidelines,
which are not binding but provide appropri-
ate sentencing ranges for most offenders.
Additional Omni related prosecutions to
43, of East Point, Georgia, who pleaded
guilty on April 4, 2009, to fraudulently ob-
taining millions of dollars in mortgage
loans from Omni and other lenders.
MCBRIDE is scheduled to be sentenced on
March 2, 2010 at 2 p.m., before United States
District Judge Jack T. Camp. MCBRIDE re-
mains in jail while awaiting sentencing.
On December 18, 2009, a two-count Crim-
inal Information was filed against DELROY
OLIVER DAVY, 37, of Lithonia, Georgia,
charging him with bank fraud and conspira-
cy to commit bank, mail and wire fraud in
connection with a scheme to fraudulently
obtain millions of dollars of mortgage loans
from Omni and other lenders. At his initial
appearance before United States Magistrate
Judge Gerilyn Brill, DAVY waived indict-
ment and announced his intention to plead
guilty to those charges in January 2010. The
plea hearing will be scheduled before United
States District Judge Jack T. Camp. DAVY
faces a maximum sentence of up to 30 years
in prison and a fine of up to $1,000,000 on
each count. In determining the actual sen-
tence, the Court will consider the United
States Sentencing Guidelines, which are not
binding but provide appropriate sentencing
ranges for most offenders.
Members of the public are reminded that
the indictment contains only allegations. A
defendant is presumed innocent of the
charges and it will be the government's bur-
den to prove a defendant's guilt beyond a
reasonable doubt at trial.
These cases are being investigated by
Special Agents of a Mortgage Fraud Task
Force, comprised for Omni-related cases, of
the Office of the Special Inspector General
for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, the
FDIC-Office of Inspector General, the Hous-
ing and Urban Development (HUD)-Office of
Inspector General, the United States Postal
Inspection Service, and the Federal Bureau
of Investigation. The task force is continu-
ing a number of Omni-related investiga-
tions, including inquiries from Omni's

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application for Trou-
bled Asset Relief
Program (TARP)
Assistant United
States Attorneys
Gale McKenzie and
Christopher Bly are
prosecuting the cas-
For further infor-
mation please con-
tact Sally Q. Yates,
Acting United States
Attorney, or
Charysse L. Alexan-
der, Executive Assis-
tant United States
Attorney, through
Patrick Crosby, Pub-
lic Affairs Officer,
U.S. Attorney's Of-
fice, at (404) 581-6016.
The Internet address
for the HomePage for
the U.S. Attorney's
Office for the North-
ern District of Geor-
gia is

91. FM

Sale" Fraud Related to the

Failed Omni National Bank

cont from Page 1A

ers offered similar comments praising Davis's pro-
fessionalism, commitment, and improvements in
the police department. Commissioners Jim Catron
presented Davis with the gold watch that Catron re-
ceived on his retirement from North Florida Com-
munity College.
Davis thanked the city for giving him an oppor-
tunity to serve in his chosen profession. "It has been
a privilege and an honor to work here," he said. He
stressed the support of the city commissioners in
renovating the Police Department Building. "That
will be something the city can use for many years,"
he commented. He added that he will teach in the
Public Safety Academy of NFCC. Davis, city offi-
cials, and police officers traded laughing comments
when the officers wheeled in a huge box containing
a deer stand.
Those present for the ceremony included
Davis's parents, Roscoe and Mary Davis; his wife
Lisa and children Cody and Nicole; and his parents-
in-law, David and Edwina Ward; and many friends
and well-wishers.


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"Water supply is a statewide issue," Dinges said.
"We all must do our part to conserve."
Unlike other areas of the state where irrigation
schedules are set according to addresses, water users
in the SRWMD will be allowed to set their own sched-
ules as follows: Choose one day per week to water
landscapes during Eastern Standard Time, which be-
gins the first Sunday in November; choose two days
per week during Daylight Savings Time, beginning
the second Sunday in March. In both cases, irrigation
should not occur between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Newly planted landscapes may be watered more
frequently for 60 days following planting.
"Reducing landscape irrigation and watering
more efficiently helps us make the most of our re-
sources and it reduces irrigation cost," Dinges said.
Those who wish to deviate from the water conser-
vation rule must apply for a water use permit.
The requirement is part of the District's new wa-
ter use permitting rules.
In addition to water conservation for landscape
irrigation, the new rules require anyone applying for
a water use permit to implement a water conservation
Dinges said only new permit applicants are re-
quired to adopt a conservation plan; existing permit
holders must adhere to their current permits.
The new water use rules will be posted on the Dis-
trict's website as of Jan. 6. Go to
www.mysuwanneerivercom/rulesandregs and click on
40B-2. For more information contact Linda Welch,
rules coordinator, at 386.362.1001.


cont from Page 1A
Feb. 1, the newspaper will be collecting stories
and photos for a special publication celebrating 100
years of local scouting that will be published on Feb.
10. Please deliver your stories to the paper located on
SR 53 S, or email
Phone (850) 973-4141 for additional information.

Rick Davis

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

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Madison County Carrier 5A


January 2
The family of Jim-
my F. and Susan K.
Lamb would like to re-
mind you of their 50th
wedding anniversary
celebration this Satur-
day, Jan. 2, 2010, at the
Spirit of the Suwannee
Music Park's Grande
Hall in Live Oak, Fla.
The event will be from
2 5 p.m. and all
friends and relatives
are cordially invited to
attend. No gifts,
January 2
Legendary Naomi
and the Segos will be
in concert at Yogi
Bear's Jellystone Park
in Madison on Satur-
day, January 2, at 7
p.m. Admission is free,
but a love offering will
be received during the
concert. For more in-
formation, please call
(850) 464-0114.
The Florida DEP's
Stephen Foster Folk
Culture Center State
Park will host an ongo-
ing wood carving
workshop on Thurs-
days through Mondays,
from noon until 4 p.m.
Participants can create
figure carvings, wood
spirits, spoons, bowls,
relief carvings and
more during this four-
hour class. Workshop
fees are $15 per session
and include park ad-
mission. For addition-
al information or to
register for the work-
shops, please call (386)
397-1920 or visit

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Henrietta Cooks
Hamilton, age 65, died
Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009, in
Funeral services
will be held Saturday,
Jan. 2, 2010, at 2 p.m. at
Beulah Star Church of
God, Madison, with bur-
ial at Pineland Cemetery
Visitation will be Friday,
Jan. 1, 2010, from 6-8 p.m.
at Beggs Funeral Home.
Deaconess Henrietta
Cooks Hamilton was
born in Madison to the
late Will Cooks and Miss
Mary Haynes on Aug. 10,
1944. She was united in
holy matrimony to the
late Mr. Henry Hamilton,
She was education
in the public schools of
Madison County She re-
ceived the Holy Ghost at
her home and joined
Beulah Star Church of
God in Unity, under the
leadership of the late El-
der Thomas Gloster and
Elder Bill Joshua.
She leaves to cherish
her loving memories
four sons: Michael Cooks
of Norwalk, Cal., Ricky
Nelson Young and (Mari-
lyn), Henry Hamilton, Jr.
and (Latasha) and Jakes
Hamilton and special
friend (Evelyn D. Lewis),
all of Madison; one
daughter, Greta Cooks
Joseph and (Frederick)
of Madison; nine grand-
children, Annie Young,
Ricky Young, Jr., Kelly
Joseph, Kimberly


W. Bailey
Loucile W Bailey,
81, passed Thursday,
Dec. 24, in Tallahas-
Graveside ser-
vices were held at 11
a.m. Monday, Dec. 28,
at Walker Cemetery
in Lamont.
The family re-
ceived friends Sun-
day, Dec. 27, from 5-6
p.m. at Beggs Funeral
Home, Apalachee
Parkway Chapel, in
Mrs. Bailey was a
loving wife and moth-
er who enjoyed cook-
ing meals and
sewing. She was of
the Southern Baptist
Mrs. Bailey is sur-
vived by her husband,
Barnard P. Bailey of
Lamont; two sons,
Donald Lee Jordan of
Lakeland and Phillip
Bailey, Jr. (Jennifer)
of Tallahassee; 10
grandchildren, Kerri
Bailey, Kasey Bailey,
Trevor Ross, Donald
Lee Jordan, Jr., Lois
Sealey Ironmonger,
James David Sealey,
Timothy Sealey, Lori
Sealey, Vicky Lynn
Jordan and Rocky
Jordan; and five
She was preceded
in death by her par-
ents, Vonnie V. and
Hattie Mae Holton
Wilcox and by her
daughter, Joyce
Sealey Hughes.

James M.

"Jack" Floyd
James M. "Jack" Floyd,
age 81, died Saturday, Dec. 26,
2009, in Jacksonville.
He was born in Athens,
Ga. He was the son of J.J. and
Clemmie Floyd and was a vet-
eran of World War II, U.S.
Navy He was a pilot since the
1940s and loved football and
NASCAR. He was a member of
American Legion Post #313,
Riverside Masonic Lodge
#266-F&AM, Morocco Temple,
Shrine. He was past secretary-
treasurer and business man-
ager of Teamsters Local 512, a
security officer and he retired
from Commercial Carriers. He
was a member of Mission Way
Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife,
Ernestine Holloway Floyd;
one son, Jack Floyd, Jr. (Lela);
two daughters, Angela Sey-
mour (John) and Carolyn
Meisenburg, all of Jack-
sonville; three grandchildren,
Brian Meisenburg (Melissa) of
Melbourne and Emily Floyd
and James Floyd III, both of
Funeral services will be
held Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009,
at Hardage-Giddens Chapel,
4115 Hendricks Ave., Jack-
sonville, with visitation from
4-6 p.m., prior to the service.
A service will also be held
Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009, at 2
p.m. at Beggs Funeral Home,
Madison, with burial at Oak
Ridge Cemetery. Visitation
will be from 1-2 p.m. prior to
the service at Beggs Funeral
Home, Madison. Beggs Funer-
al Home is in charge of
In lieu of flowers, dona-
tions may be made to Shriners
Children's Hospital.

Larry E
Larry E. Sevor,
71, entered into rest
on Friday, December
18, in Manteca, CA.
He was born on Au-
gust 28, 1938 in Madi-
son, Florida to the
late Mr. and Mrs. Fe-
lix and Hazel Sevor.
He joins his
parents in
heaven as
well as
his sib-
and San-
dra Elaine
Sevor. Larry
was a resident
of Manteca for 47
Mr. Sevor is sur-
vived by his loving
wife of 51 years Ar-
leen Sevor. His chil-
dren are; Janet
Grossnicklaus and
husband, Dan of
Fresno, California;
Joan Booke and hus-
band, Douglas of
Tracy, California.
Mr. Sevor is sur-
vived by his brother,
Pat Sevor and wife,
Joyce of Madison
Florida. In addition,
he was blessed with
nephew Sam Sevor
and fiancee, Jamie
Michalowski and
niece Heather Crook
and husband, Joe,
all of Tallahassee,
Florida and numer-
ous cousins.
Larry retired af-
ter 39 years as a Net-
work Supervisor for

. Sevor
the telephone indus-
try which 32 of those
years were with
Contel Telephone
Company in Mante-
ca. He enjoyed trav-
eling, the outdoors,
hunting, fishing and
spending time in the
mountains. He
also enjoyed
which was
S a way for
Larry to
relax. He
his family
Each and
every fami-
ly member
held a special
place in Larry's
heart. His giving
and loving character
will be deeply
missed by all who
knew and loved
Mr. Sevor's ser-
vices are being han-
dled by P.L. Fry &
Son Funeral Home
of Manteca. A Cele-
bration of Life Ser-
vice will be held in
Florida at a later
time. To send a spe-
cial message or
words of condo-
lences, please visit
Larry Sevor's on-
line guest book at
In lieu of flow-
ers donations can be
sent to The Macedo-
nia Baptist Church
Cemetery, 5539 E. US
Highway 90, Lee,
Florida, 32059.


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Lions Club Gives Holiday Dinners

To Needy Families

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By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Madison Lions Club main-
tains a rich tradition of giving to the
needy of Madison County, although
mostly recognized for their vision
health projects.
On Friday, Dec. 18, club President
Lee FerDon joined several members at
Winn-Dixie where they extended that
generosity by purchasing holiday din-
ners, complete with all the fixings.

The team then delivered the meals to
the families, who were extremely ap-
preciative of the sizable gift basket.
Over the past year, FerDon has
been pleased to announce increases in
both club membership and communi-
ty outreach. Meeting each Tuesday at
Shelby's Restaurant at noon, the
Madison Lions Club welcomes visi-
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Legendary Naon

To Appear
A gospel music spectacular will be taking place Naomi, this group began
at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park in Madison on Satur- gaining exposure in the
day, January 2, 2010, featuring gospel music legend late 1950's. James Sego,
Naomi and the Segos. The concert is free admission, along with his wife Nao-
but a love offering will be received during the con- mi and brothers WR. and

Originally known as The Sego Brothers and

Dinner is $8.00
Meal includes: Mullet, Baked Beans, Grits,
Coleslaw, Dessert, and Tea
Pick up: Friday, Jan 15, 2010 4:30-7:30 pm

All Proceeds Will Aide First Baptist Church's
Mission Trip To Peru In September
Deadline to purchase tickets is January 10, 2010.
Call First Baptist Church of Greenville at
850-948-2068 to purchase a ticket.

i And The %

In Madison

~~3P~~. trF

Lamar, hosted a popular
television program on
WMAZ- TV in Macon,
Ga. It was during this
time they traveled to
Nashville, Tenn. and
recorded their first hit
that would gain them na-
tional recognition, "Is
My Lord Satisfied With
Me." However, superstar-
dom came in 1962 when
The Sego Brothers and
Naomi became the first
group in history to
record and sell one mil- '
lion records with the
song, "Sorry, I Never Knew You." The rest of the
1960's saw them touring the globe with many other
hit songs. During the 1970's their popularity in-
creased with performances on the popular TV show

United Way Pledge-Period

Coming To A Close

Organizers Pleased To Accept Donations Year Round
By Michael Curtis The Madison County nizations of its size have for its accomplishment
Greene Publishing, Inc. School District was among achieved- 100 percent par- which were further hig
In spite of the tough these super-supporters, as ticipation. Bank President lighted outside the Unit<
economy, groups through- was Madison County Ed Meggs and his excep- Way of the Big Bend
out Madison County con- Memorial Hospital. But tional staff established fices in Tallahassee. Tt
tinue to dig deep to few led by example more this United Way tradition sign outside the facili
maintain their charitable than Madison County years ago, and the bank reads, "THANKS FC
giving. And although the Community Bank. continues to meet and ex- YOUR SUPPORT MAD
"LIVE UNITED" cam- As a member of the ceed expectations. SON CO. COMMUNI
paign will be challenged to bank, Madison County Mary Carol Kaney, BANK."
meet last year's totals, sev- United Way Chair Willy United Way of the Big There are many
eral organizations have ac- Gamalero has been part of Bend representative to these inspiring stories
tually exceeded their a giving culture that has Madison County, recently giving, but the real store
campaign targets. reached heights few orga- acknowledged the bank isn't the givers. Instea

Photo submitted
The sign outside the United Way of the Big Bend office in Tallahassee rec-
ognizes Madison County Community Bank for their successful campaign.


the real story is the lives
touched and saved by the
dollars donated. Programs
supporting infants, chil-
dren, adults and seniors,
each with needs that vary
from life-saving resources
to the elderly and provid-
ing children a way to
thrive, are in the balance.
Organizers gratefully
request and remind all
who have the means to
give a little. Even one dol-
lar per pay period makes a
huge difference. Phone
Willy Gamalero at (850)
973-2400 or Mary Carol
Kaney at (850) 488-8207 to
make a pledge or donation
Michael Curtis can be
reached at michael@g-


Iaomi ana ine Seagos
"The Gospel Singing Jubilee." Perhaps one of their
biggest songs came along during that time as they
enjoyed the success of the chart topper "Hallelujah
The late 1970's saw tragedy as well as success. In
1979, James Sego, Naomi's husband, passed away.
During the 1980's Naomi continued to travel and
record. She remarried, to a Texas evangelist named
Vernon Reader, and the group underwent a name
change to Naomi and The Segos. Vernon passed
away in October of 1998.
Now, in their 5th decade of Gospel Music min-
istry, this group continues to press forward for the
cause of Christ. Traveling some 200 dates a year all
over the United States and Canada, the message of
this group remains strong and powerful. Perhaps it
is each group members own personal experience
with God that continues to drive their excellence in
performance and ministry Naomi and The Segos is a
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produce a message that will lead people to Christ.
Naomi and the Segos consists of Naomi Sego
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The City of Madison will hold
an election on March 9, 2010,
for the purpose of electing (3) three
Commissioners for a term of (4) four
years each. The districts involved
in the election are 1, 4 and 5.
The qualifying time is from noon,
January 18, 2010 until noon,
January 22, 2010.

For further information, please call
Lee Anne Hall, City Clerk at 973-5081.


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Cowgirls Win Thriller Against Lady Warriors

The varsity Cowgirls defeated the Lady Warriors in action played Nov. 19. Pictured front row, left to right: Bri Davis, Sacoya Alexander, Danielle Johnson, Brooke
Turner, Chante Graham, Jessica Williams and Quanesha Farmer. Back row, left to right: Coach Marcus Hawkins, Brooke Bezick, Myesha Tucker, Canissia Griffin, Jaki-
ra Moore, Terri Gee, Chytoria Jones and Revia Copeland.

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Madison County High School varsity Cow-
girls defeated the Aucilla Christian Academy Lady
Warriors 29-28 in action played Nov. 19.
Madison led 11-7 at the end of the first quarter.
The Cowgirls extended their lead to 17-14 at half-

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with Estate Taxes
Provided by Brad Bashaw, Edward Jones

Throughout your life, you strive to provide financial
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beyond your lifetime if you work to control estate taxes.
It's always challenging to create financial strategies that
are somewhat dependent on tax laws, because these
laws are always changing. In 2009, your estate could
have passed up to $3.5 million to your heirs before incur-
ring federal estate taxes at a maximum rate of 45 percent.
In 2010, the estate tax was scheduled to be repealed, but
in 2011, it was supposed to return, with a maximum
exemption of $1 million and a top rate of 55 percent. But
this may change, as Congress is considering extending
the 2009 exemption and tax rate figures into 2010, 2011
and possibly even further.
You might think you'll never have enough wealth to incur
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For example, if you owned a $1 million dollar life insur-
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In the third quarter, the Lady Warriors fought
back and the game was deadlocked at 21-21.
Canisia Griffin hit the game-winning free throw
with only five seconds left on the clock. It was the
only points she scored the entire game.
Jessica Williams was the leading scorer for the
Cowgirls with 15 points. Bri Davis had five points.
Terri Gee had four points. Myesha Tucker and
Sacoya Alexander each had two points.
Brooke Bezick had five rebounds and Jakira
Moore had three rebounds.

Statistics for the Lady Warriors include:
Tiffany Funderburke, six points, three rebounds,
one blocked shot; Sarah Sorensen, five points, five
rebounds, two steals; Taryn Copeland, five points,
three rebounds and one blocked shot; Nikki Ham-
rick, four points, three rebounds, one assist and
five steals; Cheltsie Kinsley, four points, four re-
bounds, and four steals; Kaitlin Jackson, four
points, six rebounds, five assists, five steals and
one blocked shot; and Abigail Vasquez, one assist
and three steals.

Ccwbcys Beat Tigers

In Varsity Basketball
By Jacob Bembry Chris Brown scored nine points, including two
Greene Publishing, Inc. three-pointers. He had one assist, three offensive re-
Gaining an early lead in the first quarter, the bounds, four defensive rebounds and two steals.
Madison County High School Cowboys held on to de- Steven Watts had four points on the evening. He
feat the Jefferson County High School Fighting also had two blocked shots, one defensive rebound,
Tigers 57-51 in action played Saturday, Dec. 12, in one offensive rebound and one steal.
Madison. Will Turner scored three points on a three-
The Cowboys led 19-12 at the end of the first pointer. He also had a steal in the game.
quarter. Kelvin Bellamy scored seven points in the game.

At halftime, the Cowboys held a 28-23 lead in the
closely-fought contest.
The Tigers outscored the Cowboys 14-13 in the
third quarter but the Cowboys still led 41-37.
Jermaine Hart was the leading scorer for the
Cowboys with 19 points. He was five of 16 on field
goal attempts and eight of 10 on free throw attempts.
He had one three-pointer. Hart also had a block, an
offensive rebound, two defensive rebounds and four
steals on the evening.
Tolerance Straughter scored seven points, in-
cluding a three-pointer. He had four assists and one
offensive rebound.
Laterrian McDaniel was held scoreless but he
did contribute one assist.

He also had one assist and one steal.
Terry Morris had one offensive rebound, one de-
fensive rebound and two steals.
Solomon Griffin had two points in the game. He
had one block, one offensive rebound, three defen-
sive rebounds and one steal.
Charles Brown had one assist, two offensive re-
bounds and one defensive rebound.
Demarcus Norton had two points, one defensive
rebound and two steals.
Octavius Fayson had four points, two blocks,
two offensive rebounds, four defensive rebounds
and two steals.
The win improved the Cowboys' season record
to 2-2.

Cowboys Beat Baker County

In Net Action
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Madison County
High School Cowboys'
varsity basketball team
beat Baker County 57-51
in action played Tuesday,
Dec. 15.
Jermaine Hart led
the Cowboys in scoring
with 12 points.
Tolerance Straugh-
ter chipped in nine
Chris Brown scored
nine points.
Terry Morris scored
seven points.
The win improved
the Cowboys' record to 3-
2 on the season.

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Nine Cowboys To Play In East-West All-Star Game

The East-West All Star game
will be held at Lake City's commu-
nity stadium on Jan. 16 at 6 p.m.
This year's showcase will impres-
sively feature nine Cowboys. Assis-
tant Head Coach Mike Coe joined
Coach Frankie Carroll, Defensive
Coordinator Rod Williams, and the
entire staff of coaches, in praising
these standout athletes.
Coe provided the following
summary of the Notable Nine:
Justin Sirmon Justin is a
guy that you want to put on the
cover of your program, a guy that
you can tell other guys to be like, in
all aspects. On the field, off the
field, weight room, classroom, com-
munity, etc., ... He is all heart and
soul, all the time.
Justin Hampton Hamp has
been everything you could dream
of in our football program. Three-
year starter who was always in the
right place at the right time, he just
always tried to do things the right
way and always had the respect of
his coaches and teammates for
how he prepared and handled him-
Xavier Brown Zae is proba-
bly one of the toughest kids to ever
play Cowboy football. Not the
biggest kid in the world, but just
did a tremendous job playing wing-
back. Always played with a chip on
his shoulder and was very, very
mentally tough. He is a very un-
selfish young man who put win-
ning above individual
Will Turner I am so proud of
Will. He struggled in the program
when he first got here. He would
have good days and then have a few
bad days. Then after last season, he
made a commitment to be a better
young man and a better football
player. He became fully invested
and had a tremendous year on and

off the field. I can't describe how
proud I am of what he has become.
Gus Williams Gus is another
kid that really invested in the off-
season and had a tremendous year
because of it. Probably the overall
best athlete on the team, Gus pos-
sesses a great combination of
speed and power. Gus did a great
job at weak-side linebacker and
will be sorely missed.
Coydrick "Buckwheat"
Williams A team comedian
who can mock anybody he hears,
he made a lot of big plays for our
defense this year. A very rangy
kid with good instincts and
tremendous closing speed, Buck-
wheat always made practice live-
ly and energetic. He was always
Tomas Bellamy Tomas is a
big kid who stuck around and
wound up being a tremendous of-
fensive lineman. He was also king
of the board drill at practice. He
worked really hard in the off-sea-
son to get into playing shape and
he will be missed up front next sea-
Cevante "Eli" Turner This
was his first year starting and I
was so impressed with the job he
did this year. He played middle
linebacker and made all the defen-
sive calls and just did a whale of a
job. Eli played the run really well
and even mixed in a few sacks as
Bladen Gudz What most
don't know about Bladen is that he
is probably one of the better ath-
letes on the team. He plays baseball
and is a tremendous ping-pong
player. What an asset he was to our
program the last three years.
Bladen stepped up and did the
punting duties this season as well.
He is just a great weapon to have
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Wednesday, December 30, 2009


Madison County Gator Club Awards Scholarships

Caitlin B. Murphy Travis M. Shepard Taylor L. Rykard

The Madison Coun-
ty Gator Club recently
awarded $5,000 divided
equally to five outstand-
ing seniors from Madi-
son County who are now
attending the University
of Florida at
All students, includ-
ing Caitlin Brooke Mur-
phy, Travis M. Shepard,
Taylor L. Rykard, Rob-
bie M. Griffin, and
Kathryn Rubio, had a
grade point average of
over 3.3 in high school or

at North Florida Com-
munity College.
Caitlin Murphy, who
graduated from Aucilla
Christian School, was
active in cheerleading,
the Beta Club and other
sports. She was the class
salutatorian at ACA and
also attended Santa Fe
Community College. She
is majoring in medicine
at the University of
Taylor Rykard, a
chemistry major at UF,
graduated with a 4.0

grade point average at
Aucilla Christian Acad-
emy and at North Flori-
da Community College.
She was active in the
Rocket Club at NFCC, a
member of the Beta
Club at ACA, as well as
a member of the Nation-
al Honor Society.
Rykard was also active
in sports and cheerlead-
ing at ACA.
Another scholarship
recipient is Travis
Myles Shepard of Lee.
Shepard graduated from

Madison County High
School with a 3.73 grade
point average and was a
member of the band, the
National Honor Society
and president of the
NHS. He was also dual-
enrolled at North Flori-
da Community College
where he earned 23 se-
mester hours.
Robbie Griffin, an-
other recipient, graduat-
ed third in her class at
MCHS with a 3.80 grade
point average. At MCHS,
she was active in sports

Robbie M. Griffin

and was captain of the
cheerleading squad. She
was also senior class
prom queen, a member
of the Beta Club, the Na-
tional Honor Society,
FCCLA and the Gifted
Program. Griffin will be
majoring in anthropolo-
gy at UF This February,
she is scheduled to go
with a team from UF
and a German group to
Ethiopia. There she will
be involved in an ar-
chaeological dig and a
cultural exchange,

Kathryn Rubio
meeting many new peo-
ple of different civiliza-
Still another recipi-
ent is Kathryn Rubio, a
graduate of MCHS and
NFCC. She graduated
from NFCC with a 3.4
grade point average and
was active in the Astron-
omy Club. Rubio worked
for veterinarian Dr.
John Lewis while at-
tending NFCC. She
plans to major in animal
science at the University
of Florida.

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conducted a drawing to recognize
students for their exemplary perfor-
mance on the FCAT last year. Almost
a $1,000 of gift cards were provided to
the school to give incentives for the
third through eighth graders who
scored 3, 4 or 5 generally referred to
as a passing grade.
The scoring system for prize en-
tries was based on the student's
score, where a score of three won one
entry, four earned two entries, and a
score of five received three entries
into the gift card drawing. Third
through eighth graders participated
in both math and reading; fifth and


eighth graders also participated in
$700 in gift cards was awarded (22
x $25 and 5 x $50) to the first group,
and $200 (6 x $25 and one $50) was
awarded to the science group to the
second group. Ultimately, dozens of
lucky winners were selected among
the entries.
Administrators at the Central
School welcome and invite parents
and community volunteers to join
them in the upcoming FCAT season.
Phone (850) 973-5192 for more infor-
mation on volunteer and mentoring
programs. A little encouragement
goes a long way.


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Members of the Madison Garden Club visited Greenville Elementary School
for a special celebration. According to club members, both students and adults,
the Greenville Youth Garden Club has proven very mutually rewarding.

Caroling warmed up
the school cafeteria at
Greenville Elementary
School Friday after-
noon, as Madison Gar-
den Club volunteers
encouraged third, fourth
and fifth graders to sing
for their cupcakes and
punch. Garden Club nu-
trition studies and
school vegetable garden
projects prompted a
question or two as stu-
dents managed plate,
napkin, cupcakes and
Peering into the
frothy punch bowl of ice
cream and ginger ale
mix, a few asked,
"What's in this?" In the
end, their appetites over-
came curiosity, and all
entered into the celebra-
tion as Principal Davis
Barclay and teachers
Joy Collins, Emily Dick-
ey and Ray Robinson en-
couraged them to
celebrate calmly.
Students heard the
poinsettia Christmas
story, illustrated by a
large pink-centered
plant from Garden Club
President Dolly Ballard.
Starting with the fact

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The Madison Garden Club prepared a beautiful
spread for the Greenville Youth Garden Club Christ-
mas Celebration.

that American Ambas-
sador to Mexico, Joel
Poinsett, brought the
plant into the United
States, the story told the
legend of a generous,
very poor Mexican
child's tears changing
her make-do Christmas
gift of weeds into today's
colorful Christmas
Discussing the sto-
ry's difference between
fact and a legend gave
one student a chance to

shine with her insights.
Her quick definition: a
"fact" is something that
can be proven true.
"Legend" got a vari-
ety of definitions, but
the students proved en-
thusiastically that they
could pronounce "poin-
The prevailing fact
is that Madison Garden
Club projects aim for
legendary success with
these young students in


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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Madison County Carrier 11A


Joy Followed by Sadness:

Treating Postpartum Depression
For a number of preg-
nant women, the joy of
childbirth can be fol-
lowed by several weeks
or months of a negative
mood that can adversely
affect the mother and
her relationships with
her newborn and part-

Dr. Roseanne Clark,
a psychologist and asso-
ciate professor of psy-
chiatry at the University
of Wisconsin School of
Medicine and Public
Health, says up to 80 per-
cent of women suffer
from what are called
"postpartum blues"
caused by lack of sleep,
fluctuations in hormone
levels and other factors.
But if the problem
persists for longer than
two weeks, the mother
could be suffering from
postpartum depression,
which requires evalua-
tion by a mental health
"Formal screening
for postpartum depres-
sion by ob/gyn and family
practice physicians and
pediatricians is very im-
portant," Clark says. "You
can't tell just by looking."
According to the
Centers for Disease Con-
trol, postpartum depres-
sion affects 10 to 15
percent of mothers with-
in the first year of giving
birth. The rates are
much higher for teen
mothers or those with
less than 12 years of edu-
cation, women living in
poverty and those who
have been victims of
physical abuse.
Some emerging evi-
dence suggests that
boosting intake of
omega-3 fatty acids
(found in a variety of
foods and in over-the-
counter supplements)
may help prevent the
"Women in this
country are going into
pregnancy omega-3-fat
deficient," says Dr. Jill
Mallory, a fami-
ly-medicine physician
who uses integrative-
medicine approaches in
her practice. "Babies

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are little sponges that
suck omega-3 out of
women because the fats
are used for brain and
eye development. Trying
to prevent that depletion
upfront is the key"
Clark, who is direc-
tor of a National Insti-
tute for Mental Health
(NIMH) funded study of
postpartum depression
treatment, says group
psychotherapy sessions
involving the mother,
her infant, and the in-
fant's father have proven
beneficial in treating
women with postpartum
"Individual therapy
can be helpful, but we
found that when moth-
ers are involved in thera-
py groups where they
discuss their experience
of depression with other
mothers, that they feel
validated, greater under-
standing and an in-
creased sense of social
support, according to
women who have partic-
ipated," she says.
Women with post-
partum depression who
are in group therapy
also tend to continue in
therapy rather than
dropping out, which is
more common for
women in individual
"Husbands and part-
ners have their own ses-
sions where they discuss
their experience of their
partner's depression,
their own needs, those of
their baby and partner
and how they can offer
empathy and support to
her," says Clark. "We
think it's important to

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as well as the depres-
Women learn in
group therapy how to
provide the attention
and care that their in-
fant requires while also
attending to their own
needs. They also learn
ways to reduce symp-
toms of anxiety, which
often accompanies de-
pression in the postpar-
tum period.
"Women often feel
guilty if they are not joy-
ful or playful towards
their baby because they
are depressed," says
Clark. "Following the
mothers' group therapy
session, mothers meet
with their babies in a
mother-infant therapy
group in which we use
music, songs, infant
massage and baby
games to support the
mother in trying enjoy-
able ways of interacting
with her baby despite
her low mood. The focus
is on improving the rela-
tionship between moth-
er and child as well as
addressing the mother's
need for emotional sup-
port and her sense of
competence in the moth-
ering role."
In more severe cas-
es, mothers may be pre-
scribed medication,
especially if they have
thoughts of harming
themselves or their ba-
bies. Clark says in these
instances, friends and
relatives should listen to
the mother's needs, en-
courage her to seek help
immediately, and make
sure she is not left alone
with her baby or other
children if she is not
feeling safe.
"Many mothers are
afraid to confide in loved
ones, and this may leave
them feeling isolated be-
cause they think their
babies could be taken
away if they share the
thoughts they are hav-
ing," she says.
These thoughts may
consist of obsessive ru-
minations about harm
being inflicted on her
baby or may reflect psy-
chotic symptoms includ-
ing voices telling her to
harm her child. About
one percent of mothers
experience a postpartum
psychosis. In both cases,
women should be seen
immediately for a psy-
chiatric or psychological
evaluation by a provider
with experience in post-
partum mood disorders.
According to Clark,
symptoms of postpartum
depression often subside
in three to four months
as psychotherapy and, if
necessary, medication,
start to work.
"By then, women are
aware of possible trig-
gers that may be con-
tributing to their
postpartum depression
and have learned effec-
tive strategies for coping
such as being with oth-
ers who are supportive,
exercise and time for
themselves and activi-
ties that they enjoy and a
greater sense of compe-
tence as a mother." says

Weight Loss &
Health Awareness Clin-
ics is providing therapists to ad-
minister weight loss and stop
smoking, group hypnotic
For many people, this
therapy reduces 2 to 3 clothing
sizes and/or stops smoking.
Funding for this project
comes from public donations.
Anyone who wants treatment
will receive professional hyp-
notherapy free from charge.

This notice paid for with public donations

to the public!
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MADISON, Wis.- The bright lights,
big crowds and bustle that make the hol-
idays fun for most of us often do just the
opposite for people with Alzheimer's
and those who care for them.
Dr. Cindy Carlsson, UW Health
geriatrics physician and Alzheimer's
disease researcher at the University of
Wisconsin School of Medicine and
Public Health (SMPH), says that
Alzheimer's patients may feel a sense
of loss while caregivers can become
frantic trying to keep up with holiday
traditions and caring for their loved
ones at the same time. But Carlsson has
advice on making the holidays more
enjoyable for everyone:
*Follow a Routine. Sticking to a
routine can reduce the stress on the pa-
tient, caregiver and family
"Holidays are anything but rou-
tine, yet a routine is the best way to be
kind to the patient," Carlsson says.
"Make sure the day is as normal as pos-
sible by providing meals at the same
time they usually are."
*Help Them Remember.
Alzheimer's patients can become frus-
trated when someone tries to challenge
their memories with questions like,
"Do you remember me?" and "Do you
remember what we did last summer?"
"Regardless of how close you are to
the person, introduce yourself," advis-
es Carlsson. "You could also update
them on your activities so that they

don't have to ask questions."
Carlsson says reminiscent therapy
can be effective. She suggests going
through old family photos with your
loved one. In addition, consider asking
guests to wear name tags.
*Involve Them in Activities. "We
recommend that you involve an
Alzheimer's patient with straightfor-
ward activities like wrapping gifts,
folding napkins or simple crafts," says
Carlsson. Activities can provide men-
tal and physical stimulation.
*Take Care of the Caregiver. The
best gift for a caregiver can be the gift
of time and respite. The typical stress
of caring for an Alzheimer's patient
can become even more overwhelming
during the holidays. Carlsson says you
can help a caregiver by offering to give
them some "time off." Families can
even prepare a plan to share the care
giving. For caregivers who will be host-
ing the holiday get together, Carlsson
suggests smaller gatherings or even a
Carlsson says besides keeping the
routine, the two most important things
to remember are, keep the celebration
simple and include the Alzheimer's pa-
Check out the Wisconsin
Alzheimer's Institute's website to learn
more about the disease and research to
detect and treat Alzheimer's disease

Free H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccines

are now available

FOR ALL Madison County residents

Vaccines are now available for persons 65 and older

All residents older than 6 months should receive
HINI Swine Flu Vaccine

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Pregnant women
Household contacts and caregivers of babies less than
6 months
Children and young adults
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218 Southwest Third Ave

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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Lawn Mower Repair
New & Used Parts
Senior Citizen Discounts

2089 NE State Road 6
Madison, FL 32340
rtn, n/c

Cleaning Lady, Great Cook
& Your Helper and I also
cut grass

Call 850-464-333

I build Sheds, Decks &
Well Houses & I sell Steel
Buildings. Call Bob
12/30, rtn, c

Wanted: Chickens, turkeys,
guineas and peafowl.
rtn, n/c

CALL 850-973-4004. IF NO
rtn, n/c


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

Australian Western Saddle
brand new with tags on it:
comes with blanket, two bri-
dles, two breastplates (one
custom made), and saddle
stand. Call
10/21,rtn, n/c

John Deere 2 Row Planter
with fertilizer hoppers, 100
lb capacity. New sprockets
and chains. Call
12/16, rtn, n/

2007 Yamaha Majesty
Scooter, electric blue,
3,000 miles, $5,000.
850-929-6950, please leave
11/18, rtn, n/c

Own an English bulldog via
adoption for as low as $500
or even free. We rescue
these wonderful creatures
from families who no longer
want to keep them. If you
are sure you could raise one
of these, contact Lisa at
Puppies and other breeds
also available
11/11 12/30, pd

3 bedroom/i bath house
for rent, appliances included,
central heat and air, housing
vouchers accepted. Located
at 291 MLK Jr Drive
12/30, c

3 bedroom/2 bath
doublewide with add on sun
room on 1 acre near Pinetta.
No Pets. $500.00 a month
plus security deposit and ref-
erences. 850-973-0340
12/30, pd

Apartment on Lazy Hen

$330 a month + $65 for elec-
tric, direct TV, quiet, private
entrance, large bath, large
kitchen, washer & dryer,
screen porch, 1 month secu-
rity deposit. 2 miles out of
town. Call 850-973-4030
or 850-673-1117
9/9, rtn, pd

2 bedroom trailers f

DedlneFo Casifed

(85) 73-14

ii l S :0 pm Eer Mnay

I. I

Mobile Homes For Rent
2 or 3 bedrrom mobile
homesfor rent near Anderson
Pond $450 + deposit
10/28, rn, c

2nd FloorApartment
For Rent, 1 large room with
big bathroom, walk-in closet,
a garage and double doors
that go out to a covered
porch. Great for a single
person or a couple with no
children. 850-971-5587

12/16, rm, c
el near

;9 or
3 bd/2 bath doublewid
Cherry lake $550.00,
9/23, rtn, pd & References 850-973

Cambridge Mai
Apartments design
Senior's and Disal
1BR ($409.)
2BR ($435.).
HUD vouchers a(
ed Call 850-973-3'
TTY Acs 711.
404 SW Sumatra
This institution is
Equal Opportun
Provider and Emp


Clean as new. Two st
BR, 2.3 baths, formal
DR. 1705 Sq. Ft. N
Kitchen, Range, Ref,
G/D. Oak Floor down
Heart Pine upstairs. 2
H&A. Yard maint. inc
$700 rent and deposit.
credit req. 205 NE Shel
Madison. Call Georg
8583 or 557-0994

0outhem p11as

C'kadison0i part

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, c

Small Cottages $395
Good neighborhood in Madi-
son, clean as new. Heat &
air, R&R, 3 rooms. Matured
male only. Water, garbage &
yard maintenance, furnished.
Write "Jim" PO. Box 8,
Madison, Fl 32341. State
11/18,rtn, c
Lake Front Home
2 bedroom 2 bath, furnished.
Includes water, electric &
gas. Lawn maintenance pro-
vided. 1 yr lease $800 de-
posit, $1,050 per month
8/5, rtn, pd

Nice 4 bedroom ho
1 &3/4 acre of land
Country Subdivisio
Madison C.I. $169
$1350 per month + d
Possible owner final
with $5000 down. R
& Credit Check Re

!Greenville Poil


$199 Move-In Sp
1, 2 & 3 BR HC
HC accessible a
Rental assistance
available. HUD vo
accepted. Call 85
3056. TDD/TTY
192 NW Green
Pointe Trail, Gree
FL 32331.
Equal Housin

Double Wide
3 bedroom, 2 bat
Rockyford Rd.


or rent
S Call 973-414
to Place Your
11/25, rtn, c

Must Go!
2009 3/2 DW 1200
cludes furniture. V
long @ $34,387.
@ 386-719-5
jetdec @windstre

Quit throwing yo
earned money awa
ing! Become a hoi
today! I have 3/
starting @ $24,500
@ 386-719-5
jetdec @windstre

deposit Starter Home with Starter
3-2353 Payments: 3 bedroom 2
bath, $345.00 per month.
8/19,rt, c Only one at this price. Call
Rick 386-752-1452

nor 11/4, rtn, c
ed for Brand New 2010!
bled. 5 bedroom 3 full baths, 2300
sq. ft., for payments of only
ccept- $569.14 a month. Call Eric
786 today @ 386-719-5560
12/2 12/30, c
s an Large 3 bedroom 2 bath
nity mobile home, bank repo,
loyer make offer. Call
386-752-8196, ask for
Mr. Mott
11/4,rtn, c

rtnce SELLING MY 16X80, 3
ONLY $9,900. CALL
ory, 3 STEVE AT
LR & 386-365-8549
D/W, 12/9, rtn,c
Central Forcloseure!
;luded. 2001 28x40 3/2 DW on 1
)pets. acre of land! Banks loss,
.Good your gain @ only $49,995
lby Ave. call Eric @ 386-719-5560
e 973-
12/2 12/30, c
8/12 -rt, c
New 5 bedroom
mobile home only $56,900
of or $443.00 per month. Call
Rick for more details
1)ents y386-752-1452
11/4, rtn, c

YOUR LAND AT $487.49
12/9, rn, c

No Money Down!
100% financing on New
Government Assistance
Loans! Plus tax credits up to
$8000 to 1st time buyers &
up to $6500 for existing
home owners! Don't miss
out. Call Eric @
12/2 -12/30, c


12/9, rn, c

I For Sale:
Ssq. ft. in- House & Lot
Won't last In the Town of Suwannee
Call Eric was $135,000, Now $99,000.
5560 2 BR/1 BA. Fully Furnished, New Metal Roof, and New
Paint. Utility Building with
12/2 12/30, c Washer and Dryer. Nice Fruit
Trees. 386-719-0421
rtn, n/c
)ur hard
ur hardFantastic Lake
y on rent- and Mountain Views
me owner from this 2 Bed/ 2Bth Home.
2 DW's Open and Covered Decks,
Scall Eric Large Screened Porch, Gas
5560 FP, CH/A, Oak Floors & Cab- inets, and Appliances.
Offered Furnished at
12/2 -12/30, c $179,900. Call BJ Peters at


with state highwayfrontage.
Corner lots. Fronts both
Harvey Greene Dr.
& Highway 53 South.
Enterprise Zone
Natural gas line, 8 inch wa-
ter main, access to city utili-
ties, fire hydrant, and service
from two power companies.
Property has easy access to
1-10, via SR 53 & SR 14.
Will build to suit tenant or
short or long term lease.
Call Tommy Greene 850-
rtn, In/

across street from
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

Yard/Estate Sale
Fri. Sun. 1/1 1/3
8:00 a.m. ? Hwy 90, 4
miles east of Lee, follow
signs. Tools, household
items, guns, etc. For info,
-11 mi _^)77r

call 9a /1-27 I/I


Earn 50%, only $10 for
starter kit! Call Today
850-570-1499 or visit
5/13 rtn, c

AARON's is now hiring DE-
Apply in person at 817 East
Base St. Madison, FL.
32340 or email resume:
Suzanne.Judv @
m $9 hour + bonus & BEN-
EFITS. Load/deliver/set up
of merchandise 40hrs. per
week Sunday off. Must pass
criminal & drug test, 21 yrs
or older, clean MVR
Call store 850-973-3612 for

TANT with great in
sonal skills for med:
in Greenville, FL. (
experience with phl
certification and pro
computer skills are i
Send resume to: hrd orf



minimum 5 years
ence; must have re
certification; music
valid driver's licen
pass a drug test an
ground check; onl
applicants need to
Call 929-27(

Now taking applica
experienced cooks,
helpers, dishwashers
resses, cashiers and
workers for all shift
time and part-time.
person at the new N
Lunch Box, 2497 S
ty Rd. 360, or call 8

needed for a primary care
medical practice in
Greenville, FL. Minimum
Qualifications: professional
leadership experience with
strong interpersonal skills;
staff supervision; ver-
bal/written communication
proficiency; budget manage-
ment experience; working
knowledge of computers &
software applications; prefer
2-5 years management expe-
rience or related college de-
gree with 1 year experience.
Send resume to HRdepart- or fax (850)
298-6054. EOE/DFWP/M-
12/23, 12/30,0

12/30,1/6,c Town Manager-Lee, Florida
Population 402. Council-
LSSIS- Mayor-Manager form of
iterper- government with a $280,000
ical clinic annual budget. North Flori-
Clinical da community located 60
nbotomy miles east of Tallahassee.
)ficient Requires no less than two
required. years of progressive respon-
repart- sible supervisory experience
ax to in administration or a Bache-
lor's degree in Administra-
tion. Candidates should have
excellent interpersonal and
12/23, 12/30, intergovernmental skills,
with hands on experience in
all facets of management, fi-
nance, budget, accounting
taller and computer skills. Must
be able to provide leadership
experi- in short and long range pro-
frigerate gram planning. Must be
t have a bondable. Salary commensu-
se; must rate with qualifications
d a back- $25,000.-$30,662. plus bene-
y serious fit package negotiable. Sub-
apply. mit resume to Town
62 Manager, 286 NE County
Road 255, Lee, Florida
10/28,rmn,c 32059 by January 8, 2010.
Completion of Town of Lee
nations for application required. All ap-
cook's plications/resumes subject to
s wait- public disclosure under Fl.
deli Statute. The Town of Lee is
s, full an equal opportunity em-
Apply in player. Applications on-line
ladison at
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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

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Health, Wealth,
Happiness, Cheer...
all the Best in the coming
New Year.

The Residents & Staff
of Madison Nursing Center

0 o

"Happy New Year!"
That greeting will be
said and heard for at
least the first couple of
weeks as a new year
gets under way. But the
day celebrated as New
Year's Day in modern
America was not al-
ways January 1.
Ancient New Years
The celebration of
the new year is the old-
est of all holidays. It
was first observed in
ancient Babylon about
4000 years ago. In the
years around 2000 BC,
the Babylonian New
Year began with the
first New Moon (actual-
ly the first visible cres-
cent) after the Vernal
Equinox (first day of
The beginning of
spring is a logical time
to start a new year. Af-

I I "
" l 1 . .1 i

Il, Thanks to
,' each and every' ,
.'k'one of you for a, ,
', 2009. '
.. We look forward i',
S',to building upon ',
I that success .
9 1 in the year ,I
S 2010.
SOur best to you i.
Sand yours in the
i., New Year. ,

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lp,:' :" .
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ter all, it is the season
of rebirth, of planting
new crops, and of blos-
soming. January 1, on
the other hand, has no
astronomical nor agri-
cultural significance. It
is purely arbitrary.
The Babylonian
new year celebration
lasted for eleven days.

M ake your ew Year 2
A Happy & Safe One,
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Each day had its own
particular mode of cel-
ebration, but it is safe
to say that modern New
Year's Eve festivities
pale in comparison.
The Romans con-
tinued to observe the
new year in late March,
but their calendar was
continually tampered

with by various emper-
ors so that the calendar
soon became out of
synchronization with
the sun.
In order to set the
calendar right, the Ro-
man senate, in 153 BC,
declared January 1 to
be the beginning of the
new year. But tamper-
ing continued until
Julius Caesar, in 46 BC,
established what has
come to be known as
the Julian Calendar. It
again established Janu-
ary 1 as the new year.
But in order to syn-
chronize the calendar
with the sun, Caesar
had to let the previous
year drag on for 445

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Before We Step Into The Future,
SWe Would Like To Step Back And Say
Thank You To All Our Customers
S Who Have Helped To Make
Our Year A Success!

S Tony and Indy Kelley owners
615 NE Colin Kelly Hwy. Madison, FL 32340
S(850) 973-6280

The Church's
View Of New Year
Although in the
first centuries AD, the
Romans continued cel-
ebrating the new year,
the early Catholic
Church condemned the
festivities as pagan-
ism. But as Christiani-
ty became more

widespread, the early
church began having
its own religious obser-
vances concurrently
with many of the pa-
gan celebrations, and
New Year's Day was no
different. New Year's is
still observed as the
Feast of Christ's Cir-
cumcision by some de-

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Curing & Smoking
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in Madison, FL.

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for a happy and
healthy New Year.
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