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Publication Date: January 6, 2010
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Charges Filed On Defacing Of Grave

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A probable cause affidavit
has been sent to the State Attor-
ney's Office by the Madison Po-
lice Department after an
employee of Bali's Base Street
Florist followed orders she was
given on a note and cleared flow-
ers from Noland Greene's grave
without permission given by the
According to the com-
plainant, Tommy Greene, grand-
father of Noland Greene, who

died Dec. 15,
2009 and was
buried Dec. 20,
2009, the em-
ployee had been
left a note by
Bali Thigpen,
owner of the
flower shop,
with the in-
structions to
"Clear Noland
City work-

Noland Greene

ers, who were clean-
ing the graveyard, saw
the employee of Bali's
Rose Street Florist,
clearing flowers off
the grave. They called
the family that day,
Wednesday, Dec. 30.
According to an-
other local florist, the
protocol to handle
clearing graves is to
wait two weeks and
then contact the fami-
ly members and ask

for permission to clean the graves.
None of the family members
had been contacted, Tommy
Greene noted.
Greene said that the family is
pursuing the charges.
According to Madison Police
Department Inv. Jimbo Roebuck,
if the state attorney brings any
charges, they will be brought
against the employee for defacing
the grave and not against Thig-
pen for being an accessory, since
Thigpen was in North Carolina at
the time.




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2 Sections, 24 Pages

Around Madison

Section B

Cowgirls Sell

Tickets For

Softball Team

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, Jan. 4, 2009
Kristen Parks, left, and Emily Hentges were sell-
ing tickets for a drawing being held by the Madison
County High School Cowgirls softball team. Three
prizes will be given away during the drawing, which
will be held on January 16. Prizes include a Reming-
ton .12-gauge pump shotgun, a gift card valued at
$100 and a gas card, valued at $50. To purchase
cards, see any member of the MCHS Cowgirls or call
the high school at (850) 973-5061. All proceeds ben-
efit the softball team. Go, Cowgirls!

Anthony Land

Joins MPD
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Anthony Land is the
newest officer at the
Madison Police Depart-
Land said he joined
the department because
he needed a career
change. He had worked
as an electrician for 12
years. His last job as an
electrician was with Anthony Land
AOK, who Land said was
an honest and trustworthy firm.
A member of the Lee Community Volunteer
Fire Department, Land is divorced but has a daugh-
ter named Leandra.
Land attended Madison County High School
and the Criminal Justice Academy at North Florida
Community College.
He has been training with Patrolman Reggie
"Reggie is a good guy who knows a lot about the
job," Land said.
Please see Land, Page 4A


By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A 2008 Freightliner
semi overturned at the
262-mile marker on In-
terstate 10, early Tues-
day morning, Jan. 5.
According to a Flori-
da Highway Patrol re-
port, Martha V Potts, 79,
of Ardmore, Ala., was
eastbound on I-10 in a
2005 Hyundai Elantra
and exited onto the off
ramp for exit 262 (Coun-
ty Road 255).
At the same time,
Thaddues Jerel Hudson,
31, of Buena Vista, Ga.,
was eastbound in the
outside lane approach-
ing the 262 exit.
Potts then left the
exit lane and attempted
to re-enter the outside
lane of Interstate 10. She
failed to observe the
semi and traveled direct-
ly into its path.
Hudson was unable
to avoid contact with
Potts and struck the rear
of her vehicle with the
Potts' Hyundai rotat-
ed clockwise and came to
a final rest, facing south
on the south shoulder of
The semi rotated
clockwise and came to fi-
nal rest, facing south on
the south shoulder of In-
terstate 10.
The semi rotated
clockwise and over-
turned onto its left side.
It came to a final rest,
facing west on the south
shoulder of 1-10.
Potts and her pas-
senger, Andrew Justin
Potts, 17, suffered minor
injuries in the crash.
Hudson also suffered
minor injuries.
Personnel from the
Lee Volunteer Fire De-
partment, Madison
County Sheriff's Office,
Madison Fire and Rescue
and Madison County
EMS assisted at the
FHP Trooper Brian
Lundy was the investi-
gating officer.

David Stevenson

Joins MPD

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
One of the newest
additions to the Madi-
son Police Department
is Patrolman David
Stevenson, who lives
in Live Oak, comes to
the MPD with a year's
worth of law enforce-
ment experience under
his belt. He worked with
the Alachua County
Sheriff's Office.
When asked how his
job differs here than
from his tenure in

vavia rtevenson
Alachua, Stevenson said
that Alachua County
had the same problems

that Madison does, "only
that there's more of it
there. That's the only
Stevenson said that
he had gone through the
Criminal Justice Acade-
my at North Florida
Community College
where former police
chief Rick Davis was
one of the instructors.
"I heard about the
job opening in Madison
and I applied for it,"
Stevenson said. "It's a-
Please see Stephenson,
Page 4A

Pete Studstill

Passes Away

At Age 86
Editor's Note: Joe Boyles contributed
greatly to this piece
By Jacob Bembry Although the Ma-
Greene Publishing, Inc. rine plan called for 10
America is losing days of bombard-
more and more i ment, the Navy
survivors of gave them
World War II only four be-
and Madison fore assault
County lost by three re-
one of its informed
finest last Marine di-
Wednesday, visions,
Dec. 30, 2009, divided
as David into the
Emanu e 1 3rd, 4th
" P e t e and 5th Ma-
Studstill died rine divi-
at age 86. sions.
Studstill was Studstill's
one of the last liv- assignment was
ing survivors of Iwo with the "Fighting
Jima. Born in 1923 in Fourth" who began
Lakeland, Ga., he was landing on Feb. 19, 1946
one of 100,000 Marines on the northernmost
who landed on Iwo Jima beaches. He landed on
in the winter of 1944. the second day and
Pete Studstill had would spend more than
rushed to enlist in the a month in the battle.
U.S Marines after he After Iwo Jima,
graduated from high Studstill headed back to
school. By October, Guam to spend the next
Studstill was on his way four months training for
to boot camp at Parris Is- the invasion of Japan,
land, S.C. which never happened.
"I couldn't wait to In early August 1945, the
join and do my part to Americans dropped two
help win this war," atomic bombs on Hi-
Studstill told Joe Boyles roshima and Nagasaki.
in an interview last year. "We celebrated for
Studstill went to the days," Studstill said,
west coast and contin- when the troops learned
ued his training at Camp of the Japanese surren-
Pendleton before he was der. "It was a pretty
sent to Kwajalein Atoll crazy party."
in the Central Pacific By Christmas 1945,
Theater of Operations. Studstill was headed
After winning at Kwa- back to civilian life.
jalein against only 3,500 Civilian life for Pete
Japanese troops. Studstill included mar-
Studstill's unit, the trying his wife, Mary, and
2nd Separate Engineer raising two sons, David
Battalion, was next sent and Alec and a daughter,
to Guam and Hawaii. Pat Harris. He was a tim-
The battalion ber broker, a
operated member of
light ar- Cherry Lake
tillery and Baptist
Pete's duty Church and
was to help he built
defend them. birdhouses
The next for people
stop for Pete a r o u n d
Studstill's M a d i s o n
unit would County.
be at Iwo Studstill
Jima. To- was buried
ward the end of 1944, the Jan. 2, 2010, at Cherry
Marines trained hard Lake Baptist Church
for the upcoming battle. Cemetery.

Corinth Girls To

Assist Lighthouse

Children's Home
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Corinth Christian Academy Lady Warriors'
basketball team will engage in battle Friday
evening, Jan. 8, at 6 p.m. against the girls from
Lighthouse Children's Home in Tallahassee.
Cindy Abbott, from Corinth Christian, said that
the girls from Lighthouse Children's Home have
Please see Corinth, Page 4A

2A Madison County Carrier

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


I haven't
written a
column in
many weeks
now. It's not
that I didn't
want to, but 4
the fact is, I .
haven't tak-
en time to do
so. And,
also, so much has hap-
pened in our lives since
December of 2009, I just
haven't "taken the
time" to sit down and
write my thoughts.
As most of you
know, our grandson,
James Noland Greene,
passed away on Decem-
ber 15, (at the age of
24), of this year. It was
sudden, and took our
whole family complete-
ly by surprise, especial-
ly with Christmas right
around the corner.
But, with the Lord's
help, and the closeness
of our family and won-
derful friends, we have
come through this
berevement and al-
though we will miss
Noland tremendously,
his life was such a joy
for us all, and such
wonderful memories
we have to always re-
Friends from all
over the area who knew
Noland have called us
and related their love
for our grandson. One
such telephone call was
from "Miss Minnie,"
who is the lady in Talla-
hasee who is in charge
of all the Senate pages
each year who are cho-
sen to serve in the Leg-
Noland was such a
young man. The Hus-
band helped Noland be-
come a Page when he
was in high school, and
Noland loved every
minute of his terms in
the House and the Sen-

Wandering With
The Publisher

Mary Ellen Greene

ate. In fact, he once said
he wanted some day to
be Governor of Flori-
For the past seven
years, Noland had expe-
rienced seizures, and
since he was a small
child, he had had mi-
graine headaches. The
Husband had taken
him to the best doctors
available in Madison
and at Shands of
He was on medica-
tion and had seemed to
be doing fine, we
thought, until the "big
one" hit him at his
home in Largo that he
shared with his sister,
Kelli. His sister found
him on the floor as he
was getting dressed for
work, where he had
fallen, and died.
We got home late
the night after
Noland's obituary had
appeared in the Talla-
hassee Democrat, and
on our answering ma-
chine was a surprise
message from "Miss
Minnie," who said:
"Mr. and Mrs.
Greene: I don't know if

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you remem-
ber me or not,
but I am the
lady who is in
charge of the
young men
and women
who worked
in the State
"I remem-

ber when Noland first
came to us as a page,
and I have never for-
gotten him. He was
such a joy to be with,
and was always smil-
ing and greeting me
with a 'Hello, Miss
Minnie.' 'Noland was a
friend to everyone he
met,' Miss Minnie said,
"and we enjoyed him
so very much those few
years. Of all the pages
I have met during my
job here, Noland was
the one who stood out
the most. As I read his
obitiuary, I had to call
and tell you that my
heart goes out to you
and the family."
What a thoughtful
thing "Miss Minnie"
did. Tears came to our
eyes to know that
Noland had made such
an impact on someone
else's life, just as he
had on us.
The Husband and I,
and our family want to
sincerely thank every-
one who called, who
came by to see us at the
Beggs Funeral Home
(and there were so
many friends of his
and ours), and to all
who sent flowers,
cards, called us, or felt
our loss.
It is at times like
this that we know why
we love Madison Coun-
ty so much. Thank you
again, for all you did,
and we love you very
much. Please keep our
family in your prayers,
and we want you all to
know that Noland was
prepared for his walk
with Christ and was a
true christian. He had
so many, many friends
that we can't personal-
ly get to to tell them
thank you also, but
please know that
whether it was a call, a
card, a smile, a hug, or
flowers you sent, we ap-
preciate everyone and
everything so very,
very much.
Our hearts go out to
any of you reading this
who have experienced
the same loss in your
family, and we sincere-
ly know your grief as
"Nuff said....Bye
for now......See 'ya.

In Loving Memory

Of Our Grandson,

James Noland Greene

2010 An-
other year
gone and an- -
other fresh
new begin-
Statistics -zs
show that after -
six months AA
fewer than half
of the people .
who make
New Year's
are still up-
holding them.
After one year,
that percent-
age drops to
about 10 per-
I gave up
New Year's Resolutions
many years ago.....I did-
n't need statistics to real-
ize that I didn't keep
them either, in a timely
matter. The secret to New
Year's Resolutions is not
to make a promise once a
year and try so hard to
make it work. The true
secret is to slowly make
life changing habits that
become a part of your
It doesn't matter
what the "Resolution" is -
- stop smoking, clean the
house, lose weight, exer-
cise more, tithe, or save
money - the end result is
so much better if you
just slowly make life

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changing adjustments to
make it work. Making a
promise on January 1
might lead to let-down in
a few months. Once the
let-down has occurred,
the mentality of trying
again is broken.
Slowly making
changes in our lifestyles
makes for a longer lasting
I must admit, however,
there was one "resolution"
I did make for 2010 to
make this year better and
brighter than years past.
As long as we treat
others as we would like to
be treated and show love
and respect for each oth-
er, then we are guaran-
teed a brighter future.

Bible teach-
es us that
we shall re-
ceive back
S what we
give. For
every good
deed that
you do for
else, the
Lord shall
give back to
I Greene you.
isher Every-
day, wake up
Sand ask
r "Who can I
do some-
thing for today?" It can be
as simple as compliment-
ing someone on their
dress, or their smile. You
can offer to make dinner
for someone, to do er-
rands for an elderly
woman, or to baby-sit for
a mother that needs an
hour to herself during the
day. Giving to others is
what Jesus was all about.
That is what we should
all try to make our lives
into. That is the slow life
changing adjustment that
will lead to a much better
2010 and the many years
to come.
Happy New Year!
Until then..... I'll see
you around the town.

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Upcom&I g Ma arr Le'

Mr. and Mrs. Cortez Brandies, Jr. of Madison
would like to announce the upcoming marriage of
their daughter. Rebecca L\nn Brandies, to Jarrod
Michael Lauth, son of Mr. leff Lauth of Foit Laud-
erdale andi M rs. Donna Lauth of Boca Raton.
The bride-to-be is a 2005 graduate of Madison
Count\ High School and a 2009 graduate of Florida
Atlantic LIni\ ersit\.
The groom-to-be is a 2006 graduate of Florida
Atlantic LInil ersity and is employed with the MIladi-
son Count\l Sheriff's Office.
The \wedcdi i g will take
place lanuarL i 23. 2010., at
3 ^3 p.111 at Quail Branch

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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Madison County Carrier 3A


Set To Begin

We have ushered in 2010. It has brought new
dreams, new resolutions and cold weather with it.
Remember the prayer marathon, which will be-
gin on Sunday, Jan. 10 and end on Saturday, Jan. 16.
There will be a special public meeting at Lee City
Hall on Wednesday, Jan. 13. Gene Clark will lead the
prayer meeting.
Happy birthday wishes go out to Janie Ruth Pen-
ny, who will celebrate her birthday on Thursday,
Jan. 7; Angie Hauss, who will celebrate her birthday
on Friday, Jan. 8; and Margaret Rutherford and Zane
Herring, who both celebrate their birthday on Mon-
day, Jan. 11. I hope you all have great days.
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.

Look Who's Turning One!
Layla June Peavey, daughter of Jonathan S. Peavey and the
former Dana Williams, turned 1 year old on Sunday Jan. 3rd.
The family will be celebrating the first year of her life on
Saturday, Jan. 9th at her Poppy and GanGam's house in Pinetta.
Our family has been so blessed by the laughter, love and joy
^ this precious child has brought us.

Christina D. Smith vs. Marvin R. House disso-
lution of marriage
Jeanille Young and Department of Revenue vs.
Amahd Smith support
Ta'reva Jones and Department of Revenue vs.
Shontay Weatherspoon support
Mindy Lasseter and Department of Revenue vs.
Robert Phillips support
Rhonda Crump and Department of Revenue vs.
Aaron Melvin support
Rosalind Cherry and Department of Revenue
vs. Rosa Mae House support
Darron Ted Coody vs. Jennifer Coody dissolu-
tion of marriage
Larry C. Brooks vs. Florida Parole Commission
-other domestic

A Little Girl Congratulates Her Daddy
Daddy, I love you very much and I am so proud of you.
I know I'm just a little girl but I have learned so much from
you. I am proud that you are a cop now, daddy. I knew that
you could do it! When I hear you talk on the scanner, I try
to talk back to you. Momma says you can't hear me but I
think you can. You are not just my daddy, you are my hero
and my best friend. It makes me happy to tell everyone that
you are my daddy. I am proud to be your little princess and
forever a "Daddy's Little Girl." Congratulations, Dad!

Leadpp L

On Christmas Day,
a Nigerian Muslim
named Umar Farouk
Abdulmullatab boarded
Delta Flight 253 at Hol-
land's Schipol Airport
bound for Detroit. As
the aircraft carrying
some 300 people pre-
pared to land, Abdul-
mullatab attempted to
detonate about 3 ounces
of the powerful explo-
sive PETN hidden in his
underwear. Instead, the
explosive caught fire,
burning the would-be
suicide bomber. A near-
by Dutch passenger
alertly jumped the
"jockey bomber," pre-
venting a dangerous sit-
uation from becoming a
deadly catastrophe.
First let me say that
any man who conceals
an explosive in his un-
derwear and sets off on
a suicide mission is re-
ally, really, really com-
mitted to his cause.
Nuff said.
This was not a ran-
dom act. Abdulmul-
latab trained for this
mission in Yemen, the
new hotbed for al-Qae-
da. The seat on the air-
craft he selected (19A)
was on the outside of
the aircraft, above the
wing and a fuel tank.
Even a small explosion
at this location could
cause the wing to sepa-
rate from the fuselage
at the root, a cata-
strophic failure. We
were very fortunate
that the explosive did
not detonate and that
the heroic passenger in-
tervened so quickly.
The Obama Admin-
istration was very slow
and uneven in their re-
action to this incident.
The President, vaca-
tioning in Hawaii, did
not make a statement
until four days later,
and then made repeated
statements to the press
corps to reassure the
public that he was tak-
ing the incident seri-
ously. It was
reminiscent of George
Bush's reaction to the
Katrina disaster.
Homeland Security
chief Janet Napolitano
(can anyone explain her
qualifications for this
job?) came forward be-
fore her boss and said
"The system worked,"
which may go down as
the single most stupid
reaction since Bush
was tagged with "mis-
sion accomplished." If
this was her idea of the
system working, I'd
hate to see what she
considers a failure!
I have said before in
this column that De-
mocrats are weak on


Joe Boyles
Guest Columnist

national security, and
this is another example
of their weakness. Oba-
ma believes that if we
improve our image with
the world community,
then incidents like this
will wane, if not disap-
pear. His approach is
terribly naive nothing
is going to shake the re-
solve of someone who
packs his jockey shorts
with a bomb! And after
a year of apologizing
and humbling, our
young president has lit-
tle to show that his
strategy is working.
Put a more familiar
way, there has been a lot
of hope but little
At first, Obama said
this was a random act.
Wrong. Turns out that
Abdulmullatab had
spent several months
training for his mission
under the tutelage of
radical cleric Anwar al-
Awlaki. If that name
sounds familiar, it
should: Awlaki was a
counselor to Major
Hasan, the Fort Hood
shooter who murdered
thirteen soldiers in No-
vember. How many
more students are
training with this nut-
case? This fellow is
long overdue a visit
from a Predator, if you
get my drift.
Should authorities
have been vigilant and
stopped Umar before he
boarded that Delta jet?
You be the judge.
His father, a wealthy
Nigerian banker, had
visited the American
consulate on more than
one occasion and ex-
pressed concern that
his son was a radical ji-
hadist. Furthermore,
the young man carried
no luggage with him,
bought a one-way ticket
to America, and paid
for it in cash. Sounds
like a lot of red flags to

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It would appear that
the Dutch authorities
are more concerned
about this than Oba-
ma's Transportation Se-
curity Agency (TSA).
Within days, the Dutch
announced that all
USA-bound passengers
would go through a full-
body scanner. While it
is unclear whether or
not this millimeter
wave technology would
have detected the PETN
in Umar's shorts, it
does represent an im-
provement in security.
By the way, it seems
that pilots have an al-
ternate meaning for the
acronym TSA thou-
sands standing around.
Don't you love it? And
Obama's nominee for
their boss wants to
unionize the agency -
bet that will make the
flying public feel more
Will we learn any-
thing from this fright-
ening incident?
Possibly, but we won't
learn it from Umar.
Since the approach by
the Obama Administra-
tion is to treat this as a
criminal act rather
than an act of war, the
terrorist has lawyered-
up and isn't talking.
The only reason
there is any humor in
this story is that it
failed, but in truth, it is
a very serious matter.
The bureaucratic
stovepipes that were
identified in the 9/11
Commission Report still
have not been resolved
to allow seamless shar-
ing of operational intel-
ligence between
agencies of our govern-
ment. I have serious
doubts that the current
administration will get
to the bottom of the mat-
ter and make the tough
decisions to improve our

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Land is the son of Candy Perry, of Lee. His
daughter also lives in Lee as does his brother. He
has a sister who lives in Greenville.
When asked how he likes his job, Land an-
swered, "It's a great place to work. I work around a
great bunch of people."
Land started with the department on Dec. 17,
but enjoyed his first day on the road on Jan. 1.


cont from Page 1A

lot closer to Live Oak than Gainesville."
Stevenson graduated from Manatee High School
in Bradenton before joining the United States Ma-
rine Corps. After his time in the service, he went to
work with people with disabilities in Live Oak, with
a company called Comprehensive Community Ser-
"We covered six counties," Stevenson said.
Since working on the job, Stevenson has trained
with Sgt. Chris Cooks and Patrolman Reggie Alexan-
der. He also made a cocaine arrest with Patrolman
Jeffrey Rosenberg.
When asked what his favorite part of the job is,
he answered, "I like the people and the fact that
there is something new to do everyday It's never the


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been singing in the area (including concerts at Yogi
Bear's Jellystone Campground and Mount Olive
Baptist Church) and that the girls from Corinth are
reaching out their arms to help their competitors. In
lieu of admission, admission for the game will be
basic hygiene items, bottled water or gallon cans of
vegetables for the Lighthouse girls.
"I thought it would be a good thing for the com-
munity to be able to help the girls from Lighthouse,"
Abbott said.
Go out and cheer on the Corinth Christian Lady
Warriors while helping the girls from Lighthouse
Children's Home at the same time.
Tip-off for the basketball game will be at 6 p.m.



Miami Resident

Charged In

$55 Million Medicare

Fraud Scheme
Jeffrey H. Sloman, United States Attorney for
the Southern District of Florida; John V. Gillies,
Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investi-
gation, Miami Field Office; Amos Rojas, Jr., Special
Agent in Charge, Florida Department of Law En-
forcement, Miami Regional Operations Center;
Christopher B. Dennis, Special Agent in Charge, De-
partment of Health and Human Services, Office of
Inspector General; and Daniel W. Auer, Special
Agent in Charge, Internal Revenue Service, Crimi-
nal Investigation Division, announced that defen-
dant Ihosvany Marquez, of Miami-Dade County, was
arraigned on an Indictment charging him with con-
spiracy to commit Medicare fraud, Medicare fraud,
conspiracy to commit money laundering, money
laundering, and aggravated identity theft. Another
defendant, Michel De Jesus Huarte, was indicted for
a closely related Medicare fraud scheme in Septem-
ber 2009, and pled guilty in November 2009.
The Indictment alleges that Marquez, together
with Michel De Jesus Huarte and other unnamed
conspirators, operated and controlled seven pur-
ported medical clinics in Miami- Dade and Orange
counties. These clinics were Zigma Medical Care,
Inc., Tender Loving Care Medical Center, Inc., Pro-
fessional Medical Health, Inc., Metro Med Care, Inc.,
San Diego Medical & Rehab Center, Inc., Eulogia's
Diagnostic Medical Center, Inc., and Stop Injury
Medical Center, Inc. According to the Indictment,
these clinics submitted at least $55 million in false
claims to Medicare for infusion therapy, injection
therapy, and other expensive medical treatments de-
signed to treat Medicare beneficiaries suffering
from a wide variety of ailments, including cancer,
HIV, AIDS, chronic pain, and varicose veins. Based
on these fraudulent claims, Medicare paid Marquez
and his conspirators approximately $21.6 million.
According to the charges, to conceal their in-
volvement in the scheme, Marquez and his conspir-
ators recruited nominee or "straw" owners for each
company, and paid them large sums of cash to sign
the corporate records, bank records, and other busi-
ness documents before fleeing the country to avoid
arrest. One such nominee owner, Madelin Machado
of Zigma Medical, was indicted in the Southern Dis-
trict of Florida in January 2008 (Case No. 08-20033-
HUCK), and remains a fugitive today
Earlier today, U.S. Magistrate Judge Barry L.
Garber ordered Marquez be detained pending trial.
During the pretrial detention hearing, the United
States stated that Marquez used $2.7 million of
Medicare fraud proceeds to purchase numerous lux-
ury and exotic cars, including a Lamborghini Gal-
lardo, a Lamborghini Murcielago, a Ferrari 612
Scaglietti, two (2) Bentley Continental GTs, two (2)
Mercedes Benz CL63s, and at least six (6) Mercedes
Benz S550s. The United States further proffered that
Marquez spent more than $500,000 on jewelry, and
more than millionn on horses during 2007 and 2008.
The United States further proffered that Marquez
did not have any reported wages or earnings in the
State of Florida, and therefore could not have made
such expenditures with legitimate funds.
An Indictment is only an accusation and a de-
fendant is presumed innocent until and unless
proven guilty
Mr. Sloman commended the investigative efforts
of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Florida
Department of Law Enforcement, the Department of
Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector
General, and the Internal Revenue Service, Crimi-
nal Investigation Division. This case is being prose-
cuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Ryan
Stumphauzer and Daniel Bernstein.
A copy of this press release may be found on the
website of the United States Attorney's Office for
the Southern District of Florida at Related court documents
and information may be found on the website of the
United States District Court for the Southern Dis-
trict of Florida at or

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with pride, see our blood
seep into foreign soil and do
not waiver. Through it all,
our dream of a free country
where we can return home
with pride and humility for
the grand plan that gave us
this wonderful freedom to
live the lives we have
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David Emanuel
Studstill, age 86, passed
away December 30, 2009 in
Valdosta Ga.
Funeral services were
held Saturday January 2,
2010 at 11 a.m.. at Cherry
Lake Baptist Church Madi-
son, Florida. The family will
receive friends one hour pri-
or to the service at the
Church. Interment will fol-
low the service at Cherry
Lake Baptist Church ceme-
Mr. Studstill was a na-
tive of Lakeland Georgia
and a former resident of
Homerville, Georgia and
had lived in Madison for
over 55 years. He was self-
employed as a Timber Bro-
ker. He served in the WW II
and was one of the last sur-
vivors at the battle of Iwo
Jima. He was of the Baptist
faith and was a member of
Cherry Lake Baptist
Church, Madison.
Mr. Studstill is survived
by his wife Mary of Cherry
Lake, two sons, David
(Cathy) of Cherry Lake and
Alec (Vicki) of Cedar Park,
Texas; one daughter, Patri-
cia "Pat" Harris (Leonard)
of Cherry Lake, six grand-
children and two great-

James M.


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 manag-
er 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 Seymour
(John) and Carolyn Meisen-
burg, all of Jacksonville; three
grandchildren, Brian Meisen-
burg (Melissa) of Melbourne
and Emily Floyd and James
Floyd III, both of Jacksonville.
Funeral services were
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 was also 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.

Frank A.



Frank A. "Butch" Zipper-
er, age 63 died Tuesday Decem-
ber 29, 2009, at North Florida
Regional Medical Center.
Butch was born in Madison,
FL. and his family moved to
Gainesville in 1947. He is a
graduate of Gainesville High
School and Santa Fe Commu-
nity College.
Butch worked for the
Crom Corporation for 30 years.
His interests were teaching
hunting safety courses, Nascar,
and Gator football. Butch
served in the U.S. Navy Subma-
rine Corps.
Butch was preceded in
death by his father, Pennywell
Zipperer, his brother,"Buddy"
Zipperer and three sisters,
Ginia Zipperer, Helen Zipperer,
and Snookie Zipperer He is
survived by his mother, Rosa V
Green Zipperer of Gainesville,
FL., daughter, Lisa Lanelle
Paulson, son, Samual Alex Zip-
perer, six grandchildren, Bran-
don Tate, Virginia, twins
Aaron & Andrew Zipperer, and
Jolie & Lana Paulson.
Funeral Services were
held Saturday at 11 a.m.. with a
visitation from 10 -11 a.m. in
the Milam Funeral Home
Chapel. Burial was in Ever-
green Cemetery Gainesville,

January 13
New Year Greet-
ings from the board of
the United Methodist
Cooperative Min-
istries, the 55 Plus
Club Committee, the
Coordinator, Linda
Gaston, and from me!!
May God Smile on You
and Yours and Bless
You Abundantly in
the New Year!!!!
January 13
The next meeting
of the 55 Plus Club
will be January 13,
2010 at the UMCM
Community Center.
The Center is located

about 5 miles North of
Madison on Highway
145. The purpose of
the 55 Plus Club is to
meet for Christian fel-
lowship over lunch
with an informative
or entertaining pro-
gram, with particular
interest to seniors.
The program for
January will be given
by Rose Richardson,
Elaine Hartley, and
Sharon Underhill.
They will cover the
programs and ser-
vices available at the
New Senior Citizens

The hosts for the
luncheon will be
Pinetta United
Methodist Church.
All seniors are
welcome (those 55 and
over) and there are no
fees of any kind and
no reservations are
necessary The lunch
is served at 12:00 Noon
and the program fol-
Hope to see you
there and please don't
forget to help me out
by passing along this
information and bet-
ter yet invite someone
to come with you!!!



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Wednesday, January 6, 2010


Sonic Under New Management

By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Sonic restaurant on
US 90 in Madison, which
is adjacent to the Winn-
Dixie Plaza, is pleased to
welcome Chris King as its
new manager. He has been
relocated to Madison from
Bainbridge, Ga., and will
soon be joined by his wife,

Samantha, and children,
C.J (6) and Raven (5) at the
end of the school year.
In celebration of the
restaurant coming under
new management, on
Sunday, Jan. 3, a roadside
promotion was held
where carhop, Kristen
Crum, wore a Sonic hot
dog costume and greeted

drivers as they passed.
King also bolded the chilly
winds, underscoring his
commitment to Sonic
serving up a convenient,
affordable and pleasant
dining experience for all
"It's great to be here
in Madison and we look
forward to serving all of

Photo by Pat Lightcap
The Sonic hot dog says hello to passing passengers on US 90 on Sunday,
Jan. 3, as the restaurant welcomed its new management.

our customers in Madison
County My family and I
are excited about joining
the community, and invite
everyone to come down
and visit us. We have a
great staff at Sonic, dedi-
cated to serving all our pa-
trons as well," King stated.
At about 12:30 p.m.,
Madison resident, Pat
Lightcap, was among
those returning from
church who noticed the
hot dog costume.
"One person found a
way to stay warm in the 37
degree air," Lightcap not-
ed. "Simply put on a hot
dog costume and wave to
everyone driving by on
Hwy 90 in front of Sonic.
It was 12:30 p.m. and those
driving home from church
got a smile on their faces.
Staying warm, make a
buck and having fun!"
Michael Curtis can be
reached at Michael@gree-

Photo by Pat Lightcap
Chris King (right) enjoys a little horseplay with
Kristen Crum while she is wearing the Sonic hot dog
costume. King is the new manager of Sonic which is
located on US 90, adjacent to the Winn-Dixie Plaza.

Mail Room

Celebrates Move

With Re-Grand

New location on Range Avenue across from
northwest corner of Four Freedoms Park

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Michael Curtis, January 4, 2010
Among other notable and nifty products offered at The Mail Room &
Art Source, Beanpod Candles are now available. Owner Ina Thompson
(right) and associate Cheryl Abercrombie (left) are hosting a Re-Grand
Opening from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Jan. 11.
By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Mail Room & Art Source has moved into their new location at 173
NE Range Avenue the old Copeland Gas Building across from Four Free-
doms Park and will be celebrating their Re-Grand Opening on Jan. 11
from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Owner Ina Thompson and associate Cheryl Aber-
crombie warmly invite all to stop by and share some light refreshments.
In addition to the extensive range of office services, supplies and ship-
ping, the shop will be bringing back a few Madison favorites Willow Tree
Figurines and Beanpod Candles. The crafted, keepsake figurines and dec-
orative, scented candles are expected to be a lovely complement the Mail
Room's art offerings, which also includes picture-framing services.
Thompson has been an active, positive voice for downtown business
in Madison, receiving huge accolades from the Greater Madison Chamber
of Commerce, among others. In fact, last year, dozens of her customers
and peers nomi-
nated her for a
prestigious busi-
ness honor.
Again, the
new location for
The Mail Room &
Art Source is 173
NE Range Avenue,
and the phone
number is (850)
Michael Curtis
can be reached at

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Trees are very important to our envi-
ronment. They supply the oxygen we
breath, stabilize the soil, prevent erosion,
shelter wildlife, conserve energy by pro-
viding shade, filter the air, and add beau-
ty to cities and landscapes everywhere.
Trees also provide beautiful colors and
are invaluable as they absorb a high per-
centage of the earth's carbon dioxide.
Florida Arbor Day is observed the
third Friday in January, and the National
Arbor Day is observed on the fourth Fri-
day in April.
For the last two years, the Garden
Club's State President has chosen as her
theme, "Focus on Florida." In carrying
out this theme, the clubs will be, "Focus-
ing on TREES."
Arbor Day is one of those odd holi-
days that vary from state to state. The
idea for the original Arbor Day is credit-
ed to Nebraska, which was once a tree-
less plain for the most part. It was this
lack of trees that led to the founding of
Arbor Day in the 1800s.
Locally, the Madison Garden Club
will be handing out free trees on the
southwest lawn of the Madison Court-
house, starting at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan.
15. All are welcome to stop by and pick up
a tree while supplies last.
Also in January, the Madi-
son Garden Club will be cele-
brating a historic milestone -
60 YEARS! On Jan. 21 at 2 p.m.,
the club will be celebrating its
60th Anniversary at the
Woman's Club on Lake
Frances, which is also the
home of the Garden Club.
Among other activities, the
club will be honoring its only
living Charter Member, Rachel
Reichmann. Some invitations
have been sent, although any-
one interested in the club or a
friend of the honoree is wel-
For further information,
please contact Club President
Dolly Ballard at (850) 973-2506. Gre


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The Madison Garden Club is joining
other locals to protest the removal of this
great oak that sits on the corner of US 90
and Range in the historic district of Madi-
son. There have been complaints regard-
ing its impact on the wheel chair access
sidewalk, which is being raised by the
great tree's roots.

ene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Michael Curtis, January 4, 2010

Madison Garden Club President Dolly Ballard
(left) dropped by the Madison County Chamber of
Commerce on Jan. 4 to discuss an upcoming schol-
arship fundraiser with Chamber Director Ted Ens-
minger. Ballard also mentioned the free tree
giveaway the Garden Club is hosting on Jan. 15 at
the courthouse to celebrate Arbor Day.

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.

Garde Clu

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Madison County Carrier 7A


150 High School Students

Recognized For FCAT Performance

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Michael Curtis, December 18,
Over a hundred students gathered in the MCHS cafeteria for an awards presentation recognizing their FCAT preparation progress.

By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Like it or not, stu-
dents, schools and school
districts live and die by
the FCAT. The test, which
is often dreaded by par-
ents who resent the anxi-
ety associated with it,
remains a central barom-
eter of success. And it's
not going anywhere. Con-
sequently, school admin-

istrators are committed
to continually improv-
ing preparation in or-
der to increase
When the school
year opened at Madison
County High School,
students were given an
exam to determine
their likely perfor-
mance on the FCAT. It
established what is

called a "baseline,"
which becomes the
starting point for deter-
mining progress.
Prior to winter
break, students took a
second test to measure
that progress. Impres-
sively, over 150 of those
students either showed
a 20 percent improve-
ment or scored in the
top 85 percent of state

test takers.
In recognition of
this achievement, Asst.
Principal Willie Williams
presided over an
awards presentation on
Dec. 18 in the school
cafeteria, where each
student entered his or
her name in a drawing
for great prizes.
"These students
performed really well

and earned this incen-
tive," Williams noted.
Considering the im-
portance and focus on the
FCAT, especially among
economically challenged
populations, a component
of state- funding for these
programs are these local
incentives. Needless to
say, the students were
Mostly comprised of

gift cards, there were $10-
15 cards for local restau-
rants, $25 cards
generously donated for
Shell fuels, along with $40
music players that were a
big hit. In the end, over 50
prizes were awarded. The
real winner, of course,
was education.
Michael Curtis can
be reached at Michael



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Wednesday, January 6, 2010


Rallv Round The Broncos

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Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Michael Curtis, December 17, 2009
The Central School Broncos girls' basketball team continues to deliver good ball and provide exciting games for their fans. Pictured front row, left to right: Head
Coach Tawanna Christian,Tamera Mobley, Serena Broomfield,Tedesha Davis, Jasmine Arnold, Jameica Cobb, Laquana Givens,Tyhesha Fogle, Coach JasmineTurn-
er and Adrianna Kinsey. Pictured back row left to right: Lizzie Frakes, Alilexica Scurry, Brittany Crummity, Kosha Gamble, Lakimberly McQuay, Katilyn Henderson,
Sequoia Williams, Sadiqua Broomfield, Aubrey Johnson.

As the Boys' and Girls' Bronco
basketball seasons wind down to a close, family and fans are urged
to cheer them to victory in the Florida Star Conference.
The boys' championships tournament will begin Jan. 21, with time and location to
be announced. The girls will begin on Jan. 19. The games will be evening games,
however, to allow families and fans to attend.
Go, Broncos!

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Michael Curtis, December 17, 2009
The Madison County Central School boys' basketball team has been thrilling fans and dominating opponents all season. Pictured front row, left to right: Eric
Bright, Carl Jackson, Coddrick Griffin, Brice Hamilton, Seth Mulnar, Alex Brown, Shamar Demory, Sharod Jones, and Akevious Williams. Pictured, middle row left to
right: Jacob Moore, Jaquez Arnold, Jaylon Hazzard, Terell Boatman, Ivan Johnson, Ladarious Robinson, Deonshay Wells, Deontaye Oliver, and Travis Mitchell. Pic-
tured back row, left to right: Head Coach Charlie Barfield and Coach Keith Webb.




You are invited to attend the
first inaugural alumni softball
game, which will be held Satur-
day, January 16, at Madison High
School softball field.
The cost will be $30.00 per
player, which includes a t-shirt,
hamburger plate and lots of fun.
The event will begin at 3 p.m.
Please RSVP ASAP to Leigh
Ragans Webb 673-8741 or 973-6211
or to Coach Sonja Bass 929-2905.
Please come out and support our
Cowgirls as they look forward to
meeting and playing against for-
mer cowgirls.
The public will be admitted to
the game for free.


By Fran Hunt
Special to the Madison County Carrier
The Aucilla Christian Academy varsity War-
riors basketball team was beaten by Malone 65-21,
Dec. 17, to stand 1-6 on the season.
As a team, the Warriors targeted five out of 25
attempts from the field (19%), three of 9 attempts
from the three-point zone (33 %) and two of eight at-
tempts from the free throw-line (25%) for 21
points, they had five assists, four offen-
sive and 14 defensive rebounds for a
total of 18 rebounds, two
block/steals and 26 turnovers.
Joe Mizell missed one from
the field and had 4 turnovers;
Spencer DePaola missed one
from the three-point zone, had
one assist and one defensive re-
bound, and two turnovers.
Brandon Darnell netted one of
three attempts (33%) from the field
and missed two from the free-throw
line for two points, had one assist, one
offensive and two defensive rebounds, and
one turnover.
Corey Burrus missed two from the field, had one
assist and three turnovers; Jay Finlayson had two
defensive rebounds and one turnover; and Alex
Dunkle bucketed one of seven attempts from the
field (14%), one of three attempts (33%) from the
three-point zone and netted two of two attempts
from the free-throw line (100%) for seven points, had
one assist, one block/steal and 4 turnovers.

Todd McKenzie missed three from the field, had
one defensive rebound, and two turnovers; Matthew
Harrington targeted one of three attempts (33%)
from the field, and one of two attempts (50%) from
the three-point zone for five points, had one defen-
sive rebound and one turnover; and John Stephens
bucketed two of three attempts (67 %) from the field,
and one of two attempts (50%) from the three-point
zone for seven points, had one offensive and
three defensive rebounds, and one



Clark Christy missed one from
the field and one from the three-
point zone, had one assist, one of-
fensive and four defensive
rebounds, and seven turnovers;
and Josh Funderburke missed
four from the field and four from
the free-throw line, and had one
offensive rebound and one
The Warriors return to the court

W against Georgia Christian, 7:30 p.m.,
Jan. 8, here; Malone, 7:30 p.m., Jan.12, here;
John Paul II, 7:30 p.m., Jan. 14, here; Altha, 7 p.m.,
Jan. 15, here; John Paul II, 7:30 p.m., Jan. 19, there;
Altha, 7:30 p.m., Jan. 21, there; Munroe, 7:30 p.m.,
Jan. 22, there; Branford, 6:30 p.m., Jan. 25, here; Sev-
en Hills, 7 p.m., Jan. 29, here; and winding up the
regular season, Branford, 5:30 p.m., Feb. 2, there.
The District Tournament, Feb. 8, location and
time to be announced; Feb. 8 and Feb. 9 at John
Paul, times to be announced.




Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Madison County Carrier 9A


Ringing In The New You: Taking Care

Of Your Skin Is A Resolution You Can Keep

(NAPS)-It's resolu-
tion time again, so this
year, start a campaign of
self-improvement from
the outside in. A key first
step is having healthy
skin-and the best way to
keep your resolutions go-
ing strong is to have a
plan to achieve your goal.
To help your resolve
to have radiant skin this
year, Dr. Elizabeth K.
Hale, Clinical Associate
Professor of Dermatol-
ogy at New York Univer-
sity, offers this simple

Set the Date: The
Skin Cancer Foundation
recommends that every-
one over the age of 21
should have a full-body
skin examination at least
once a year. Dr. Hale also
suggests that you visit a
dermatologist more fre-
quently if you have a his-
tory of skin cancer in
your family, have a lot of
dark moles on your skin,
or have accumulated a lot
of skin damage over the
years. When detected ear-



ly, skin cancer is one of
the most treatable can-
cers. Put a recurring
yearly reminder into
your cell phone calendar
on January 1st to keep
yourself on track.
Don't Be a "Fair
Weather" Fan: One of
the biggest skin sins a
person can commit is
wearing sunscreen only
when it's sunny or warm
outside. Dermatologists
recommend applying a
sunscreen with an SPF of
at least 30 every day, re-
gardless of the season.
UV rays are present all
year long and can pene-
trate through clouds;
plus, in the winter, snow
reflects 80 percent of UV
rays. Choose a light, oil-
free moisturizing sun-
screen, like Coppertone
Oil Free Faces SPF 30,
that can be applied under
makeup and won't clog
pores. Keep a bottle some-
where that's highly visi-
ble (like next to your
toothbrush) so you never
Don't Ignore

Your Nails: You may not
think of nails this way,
but, like the rest of your
skin, your nails are sus-
ceptible to sun damage.
According to The Skin
Cancer Foundation, sun
exposure can weaken the
nail bed, damage the area
from which new nail
grows, and even cause
skin cancers to form un-
der or around the nail. To
help keep nail beds pro-
tected from UV exposure
during the winter

months, wearing gloves
is an easy fix. When it's
warmer out, make sure
to use sun protection on
your entire hand, includ-
ing the area over, around
and under the nails. Also,
if you see anything suspi-
cious, like a dark streak
in the nail, bring it to the
attention of a dermatolo-
gist immediately
Care for Your
Hair: Since the top of
your head is the closest
part of your body to the

sun, it's important to
make sure your scalp
gets as much TLC as the
rest of your skin. Accord-
ing to the National Foun-
dation for Cancer
Research, putting sun-
screen directly onto your
hair and rubbing it into
your scalp can help pre-
vent burning. Opt for an
oil-free sunscreen to
avoid the dreaded
"greasy scalp" effect or
wear a hat to help protect
your part.

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Every New Year,
many smokers resolve to
kick the habit but older
smokers may have a leg
up on their younger coun-
terparts, according to
Florida State University
researchers who devel-
oped an intensive 16-week
cessation program.
Psychology profes-
sors Natalie Sachs-Erics-
son and Brad Schmidt
surveyed 88 smokers
participating in the ces-
sation program and
found that older smok-
ers were more likely to
cite health concerns as

the reason they wanted
to quit, while younger
smokers were more mo-
tivated by financial rea-
sons or the desire to
prove their self-control.
"Many of the older
smokers have significant
health problems,"
Schmidt said. "When
there is the combination
of a health issue and dis-
tress about that issue,
we see a high motivation
to quit. Young people in-
tellectually understand
the health risks of smok-
ing, but these risks do
not appear to be suffi-
ciently salient in terms
of what it takes to get
them to quit."
Consequently, it's the
older smokers defined
as those 55 and older -
who are having more suc-
cess in quitting. Of 37 par-
ticipants 19 of whom
were over 55 and 18
younger who had com-
pleted a follow up at least
one month after the treat-
ment, 68.4 percent of the
older participants were
smoke-free versus 44.4
percent of younger smok-
"The older smokers
have so much more work
to do because they have
been smoking longer,
smoke more and are more
addicted," Sachs-Ericsson
said. "They are very dis-
tressed about their
health. But it is this very
distress and concern for
their health that plays a
pivotal role in their moti-
vation to quit."
The findings are sig-
nificant because current
treatment plans do not
consider different motiva-
tions for quitting across
the lifespan, according to
Schmidt and Sachs-Erics-
son. They are now devel-
oping a proposal for a
unique new treatment
plan that specifically tar-
gets older smokers.
"The needs of indi-
viduals and effective tools
in smoking cessation
treatments may differ de-
pending on the age of the
individual," Sachs-Erics-
son said. "We believe we
may have an even higher
rate of smoking cessation
success among older
adults if we would more
directly address their
health concerns and the
considerable benefits they
will experience, even at a
late age, from smoking
Cigarette smoking is

the leading cause of pre-
ventable death and dis-
ability in North America,
but overcoming nicotine
addiction is very difficult
without a multifaceted
strategy such as the one
the Florida State program
employs, according to
The researchers, in
collaboration with Col-
lege of Medicine Assis-
tant Professor Mary
Gerend, developed the
cessation program with a
$375,000, three-year grant
from the James and Es-
ther King Biomedical Re-
search Program. It
includes education, group
sessions with a therapist
and nicotine replacement

therapy, also known as
"the patch."
Daily smokers be-
tween the ages of 18 and
65 who are in good health
are eligible to participate
in the program. Partici-
pants are expected to at-
tend screening
appointments, weekly
group sessions and follow-
up appointments. In re-
turn, they will receive
free nicotine patches and
can earn up to $120 for
taking part in the assess-
For more informa-
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Question: What is the best thing I can do
to save money on my dental costs in the new year?

Answer: Besides brushing and flossing three
times a day, I recommend that if you have dental
insurance, to make sure that you use your benefits.
You would be surprised how many folks have dental
insurance and then don't use it. Let's say the average
calendar maximum of benefits is $1500 per year. Just
coming and getting your teeth cleaned and examined
twice a year will not even let you recoup your
premium money paid into the insurance company.
Shame, Shame. Most people have some older fillings
that should be replaced. So if you have dental
insurance, why wait until the tooth breaks in two to fix
it? Most fillings will run $200 give or take some
depending on the size. If you wait till the tooth breaks,
you'll probably need a crown at closer to $1000. (The
national average for the cost of a crown is $1500)
Wow what a difference!! Even the insurance
companies don't want you to wait until the tooth
breaks, that's why they pay a higher benefit towards
fillings. They know that sometimes a crown alone
won't fix the tooth when it breaks. Sometimes a root
canal is involved to save the tooth. Add another $500-
$900. We're now up to nearly $2000 for one tooth that
you could have treated with a $200 filling. The
penalty for waiting till it breaks is ten times the cost.
Even if you don't have dental insurance, I suggest that
you do preventive maintenance before teeth break.
So my general advice to you to save money and your
teeth is to do a little preventive care. A little money
spent now on fillings can save you thousands later.

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

1 OA Madison County Carrier

WednesdayJanuary 06, 2010

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$199 Move-In Special!!
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Madison County Carrier 11A


CASE NO.: 2009-550-CA

The unknown spouse of PATRICIA MCBRIDE,
any and all unknown parties claiming by, through,
under, and against the herein named individual
defendants) who are not known to be dead or
alive, whether said unknown parties may claim
an interest as spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees,
or other claimants; Tenant #1, Tenant #2,
Tenant #3, and Tenant #4 the names being
fictitious to account for parties in possession,

To the above-names Defendant(s) and all others whom it may concern
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on
the following described property in Madison County, Florida, to-wit:
Commence at the Southwest corner of Lot 25, Bryan Filed Sub-
division, as per plat or map thereof recorded in Deedbook 30, Page 797 of
the Madison County, Florida, public records, and run North 89 degrees 06'
43" West 25.0' to the newly acquired right of way of Cherokee Street and to
ing said right of way continue North 89 degrees 06' 43" West 100.11', thence
North 03 degrees 16' 43" East 55.22', thence South 86 degrees 44' 43" East
100.0' to the newly acquired West right of way of Cherokee Street, thence
South 03 degrees 15' 22" West along said right of way 51.08' to the POINT
OF BEGINNING containing 0.12 acres, more or less.
Has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to it on Plaintiff's attorney and counsel of
Madison, Florida, 32340, within thirty 30 days after the first publication of
this Notice of Action, and file the original with the Clerk of Court, Honor-
able Tim Sanders, whose address is Madison County Courthouse, 125 SW
Range Avenue, Madison, Florida, 32340, either before service on the Plain-
tiff's attorney or immediately thereafter. If you fail to answer, defend or
otherwise plead to this action to foreclose a mortgage, a Default will be en-
tered against you for relief demanded in the Complaint. This Notice of Ac-
tion is executed and published pursuant to the provisions of 49.08, et seq..
Florida Statutes.
DATED this 16th day of November, 2009
As Clerk of Circuit Court
By: /s/ Ramona Dickinson/s/
As Deputy Clerk
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The Town of Greenville, Florida is considering applying to the Florida De-
partment of Community Affairs (DCA) for a Small Cities Community De-
velopment Block Grant (CDBG) of up to $600,000. These funds must be
used for one of the following purposes:
1. To benefit low and moderate income persons; or
2. To aid in the prevention or elimination of slums/blight; or
3. To meet other community development needs having a particular ur-
gency because existing conditions pose a serious and immediate threat to the
health or welfare of the community and where other financial resources are
not available to meet such needs.
The category of activities for which these funds may be used are in the areas
of housing, neighborhood revitalization, commercial revitalization, and ec-
nomic development and including such improvement activities as acquisi-
tion of real property, loans to private-for-profit businesses, purchase of
machinery and equipment, construction of infrastructure, rehabilitation of
houses and commercial buildings, and energy conservation. Additional in-
formation regarding the range of activities that may be undertaken will be
provided at the public hearing.
For each activity that is proposed, at least 70% of the funds must benefit
low and moderate income persons.
In developing an application for submission to DCA, the local government
must plan to minimize displacement of persons as a result of planned
CDBG activities. In addition, the local government is required to develop a
plan to assist displaced persons.
The public hearing to receive citizen views concerning the community's
housing and community development needs will be held on Monday, Janu-
ary 11. 2010. at 6:00 p.m. in the Greenville Town Hall. 154 SW Old Mission
Avenue. Greenville. Florida. To obtain additional information contact Ms.
Sherry Roland, Town Clerk, at 850/948-2251.
The public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped accessible location.
Any handicapped person requiring special accommodation at this meeting
should contact Ms. Roland at least three (3) calendar days prior to the
meeting. Any handicapped person requiring an interpreter for the hearing
impaired or the visually impaired should contact Ms. Roland at least three
(3) calendar days prior to the meeting and an interpreter will be provided.
Any non-English speaking person wishing to attend the public hearing
should contact Ms. Roland at least three (3) calendar days prior to the
meeting and a language interpreter will be provided. To access a Telecom-
munication Device for Deaf Persons (TDD) please call (850) 948-3363.


Christian radio station WYJC will be holding a public meeting at Greenville
public library, 312 SW Church Ave on January 7th at 12pm. This is a gen-
eral meeting that will address public issues, any questions about WYJC,
and any concerns related to the Greenville area.
The public is invited to attend.

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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

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this January in a company-wide campaign called Stronger + Together, an
international movement to make one million women healthier in 2010. The
program will rely heavily on women sharing their success stories and providing
confidence and inspiration to others.
The heart of the program lives online at,
where women can find useful information about the new campaign, register for
the campaign to join the cause, share their personal stories about how they were
able to start a healthier lifestyle, and find a myriad of useful tools, such as easy-
to-send emails designed for women to send messages of inspiration to loved
ones and the option to create a personal profile to promote their story on the
Web site.
According to Curves Founder Diane Heavin, a strong component of Curves'
new campaign is that if one woman is able to share her strength in wanting to
improve her health, she can help another woman gain confidence, become fit,
discover focus and avoid disease. "By making your own health a priority, you
become a strong link in the chain and have the power to affect those around you,"
she said.
"We decided to take on this new, ground-breaking challenge because there
are so many women out there suffering from preventable diseases. If we can get
just a million women focused on getting healthier and stronger, those diseases
can be avoided," Heavin said. "It's important that women make their health a
priority, and we are here to help every step of the way. We challenge women to
take charge of their lives: live better, longer, healthier and with more confidence."
With the campaign comes a "join now and get 30 days free" promotion to get
women on the bandwagon of getting healthy. According to Judi Wyche of the
Curves in Madison, the mission starts with helping women take concrete steps
to help achieve their health and wellness goals.
"Our existing members in the Madison community have demonstrated that
they are committed to improving their health by joining our programs; we want to
use that confidence as an example for other women to also make that
commitment," Wyche said. "It just takes that first step to get the cycle going, and
that could be joining a regular exercise program like Curves, being informed of
health topics, or listening to success stories to inspire you to stay focused. We are
excited to help make women stronger in our own community, as well as
throughout the world, with this campaign!"
Studies have shown that regular exercise has long-lasting benefits to health.
In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, regular

physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health.
It helps reduce risks of a myriad of diseases, including cardiovascular disease,
Type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome and some cancers. Besides preventing the
risk of disease, regular exercise also improves your mental health and mood,
your ability to do daily activities, and increase your chances of living longer, the
organization says.
Beginning January 12, 2010 at 6 PM, Curves is offering FREE weight loss
classes. Call 973-4700 NOW to register for the class. These classes are being
offered to Members and Non-members alike. So come and bring a friend.
Curves' 30-minute circuit training helps women work every major muscle group,
strengthen their hearts and burn up to 500 calories with each workout. For more
information about Curves of Madison, located at 249 SW Range Avenue, Suite
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