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Since I 964
The Spirit Of Madison County
Wed., December 11, 2009 VOL. 46 NO. 19

Today's Nes,

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Madison County's Award-Winning Newspa-

V Warriors
See pix and story
Page 11A

Club Elects
See pix and story
Page 6A

Page 5A

Gift Ideas
Page 9A

Bridal Guide
Page 8A

Page 5A

For Full

Sirmans VFD,

Salvation Army

And Community

Churches Team Up

To Help The Needy
The very giving community of Madison County
has made it possible through our boot drive for the
Sirmans Volunteer Fire Department to raise suffi-
cient monies for needed toys as well as to purchase
family meals for 300.
This effort is a combined effort of the commu-
nity, the volunteers and their families of Sirmans
VFD, Salvation Army, and the community churches
who will distribute the meals
Sirmans Baptist Church, 168 SW Sirmans
Church Way in the Sirmans community (south of
Greenville) will be distributing food boxes provided
to them on Friday, Dec. 18, from 1-5 p.m.
Mt. Olive Baptist Church on SW Mt. Olive
Church Road (south of Madison) will distribute the
boxes from 9 a.m. until on Saturday, Dec. 19.
Pineland Missionary Baptist Church does not
have a set time but will distribute through their out-
reach. They already have the families selected for

Photo Courtesy of Pat Lightcap
room," Jimmy Hardee said. "Because
of the curved roof, it was built with
metal trusses."
Hardee also said that his father
had curved windows in the front of
the building, He said that he under-
stood that the windows had to be re-
moved because of setback
requirements for the new building.
When the original building was con-
structed, Highway 90 (Base Street)
was not as wide as it is now.
"We've retained the original roof
line," said Jackie Johnson, co-owner
of Johnson & Johnson. "We had to
take it down but we still put it back
just like the original."
Applications for employment are
currently being taken and more infor-
mation is available at the adjacent
Shell Station. The sign identifying the
new business was placed Thursday,
December 10.
Johnson estimated that the store
would be open by mid or late January
"We believe that it will be an asset
to the community We're looking for-
ward to serving the people of Madison
County like we have since 1935," John-
son said.

Letters To Santa

Being Accepted

At Newspaper
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
If anyone wishes their child's letter to Santa to
be published in the Dec. 23 edition of the Madison
County Carrier, they must have the letters to
Greene Publishing by Friday, Dec. 18, at 12 noon.
All letters must be written in black ink or in
black felt tip so the newspaper staff will be able to
scan the letters and pre-
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New Business

Coming To Town


Around Madison

2 Sections, 26 Pages
6-8A Legals
Section B Sports
12A Mansion Christmas
2-3A Early Christmas

"Copyrighted Material
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13A Syndicated Content
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With DUI
Car Totaled
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Alcohol was the
cause of a car crash that
totaled a 1996 Chevrolet
four-door early Sunday
morning, Dec. 13.
According to a Flori-
da Highway Patrol re-
port, Major Jamar Cobb,
25, of Madison, was east-
bound on Highway 90,
approximately 12 1z Major Cobb
miles east of Greenville.
Cobb lost control of his car on a slight curve,
which extended to the left.
Cobb traveled onto the south shoulder of the
road and began to spin. The left front of the car
struck a pine tree.
The Chevrolet came to a final rest, facing south-
west on the south shoulder of Highway 90.
There were no skid marks and the FHP was as-
sisted at the crash scene by the Madison County
Sheriff's Office.
Cobb was charged with DUI.
FHP Trooper Bill Grubbs was the investigating





Rescheduled For

Pee. 19.
Featuring a variety of arts, crafts, entertainment
and tours through the downtown historic district, the
celebration has been scheduled from 5-9 p.m. on Satur-
day, Dec. 19. Organizers join vendors from all over
Florida and South Georgia, inviting all to stop by and
enjoy this special evening.
Santa and His Elves (Madison Academy 1st Grade)
Horse and Buggy Tours of Historic Downtown
Christmas Cantata & Holiday Music
Late Night Shopping & Dining
Christmas Train on Range
Special Treat Stations by Downtown Merchants
SNOW is expected!
For more information, call 850-973-9000, or visit

Community Invited

To Retirement

Lunch Honoring

Chief Rick Davis
As recent announcements have stated, City of
Madison Police Chief Rick Davis is retiring after
decades of exemplary service to the city. In recogni-
tion of his service, and to give a grateful communi-
ty an opportunity to join in this honor, all are
invited to the retirement lunch scheduled for Dec.
17 at noon at police headquarters on Rutledge
For more details, phone the police station at
(850) 973-5077 or the city at (850) 973-5081. Organizers
and city officials warmly urge residents and busi-
ness owners, as well as friends and family to join
them on the special occasion.

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
(Photos and partial text of story
submitted by Pat Lightcap)
A new business in downtown
Madison is just what the economist
ordered. A renovated building on
East Hwy 90 and South Hwy 53 is near-
ing completion and will house the
area's newest Burger King restaurant
and convenience store.
The new job opportunities for lo-
cal residents are always a plus during
these difficult economic times.
The business is owned by Johnson
& Johnson.
Most of the old Robinson Ford
Motor Company was demolished to
make room for the new building. Part
of the building, which was originally
the Hardee Motor Company building
constructed in the late 1940s, follow-
ing World War II, remained intact and
will be part of the new building. Ac-
cording to Jimmy Hardee, son of
James Hardee, Sr., who not only de-
signed, but built the building (instead
of contracting it), the building had
features that many other buildings of
the time did not.
"There were no posts in the show-

At The


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2A Madison County Carrier

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


> I love her too, but our neuroses just don't
Arthur Miller

> You cannot catch a child's spirit by running
after it; you must stand still and for love it will
soon itself return.
Arthur Miller

> I do movies because I love writing for or-
chestra though it scares me and the money is good.
I can't make a living doing just albums, times are
difficult now for geriatric artists.
Randy Newman

> There is only one situation I can think of in
which men and women make an effort to read bet-
ter than they usually do. It is when they are in love
and reading a love letter.
Mortimer Adler

> If it is the mark of the artist to love art be-
fore everything, to renounce everything for its
sake, to think all the sweet human things of life
well lost if only he may attain something, do some
good, great work then I was never an artist.
Ellen Terry

> I have never been a material girl. My father
always told me never to love anything that cannot
love you back.
Imelda Marcos

> So long as little children are allowed to suf-
fer, there is no true love in this world.
Isadora Duncan

> Absence in love is like water upon fire; a lit-
tle quickens, but much extinguishes it.
Hannah More

> The incentive to ambition is the love of pow-
William Hazlitt

> The love of liberty is the love of others; the
love of power is the love of ourselves.
William Hazlitt

> All the passions make us commit faults; love
makes us commit the most ridiculous ones.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

> However rare true love may be, it is less so
than true friendship.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

> If we are to judge of love by its conse-
quences, it more nearly resembles hatred than
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

> In love we often doubt what we most believe.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld


whfereHas Our Stimulus Money Gone?

Do you remember rats' sex drive on hard
he $787 Billion econom- drugs
c stimulus bill that was $50,000 Washing-
)assed almost a year ,i ton Parks and Recre-
0 mr 1,;l11 41-4t

ago? The bll mat was
supposed to bring Amer-
ica's economy back up
and save so many jobs.
Ever wonder where all
that money went?

It has been report-
ed that........
$80 million The Na-
tional Endowment for
the Arts (NEA) with re-
ports that a lot of that
money is being spent on
risque/kinky plays and
Nearly $1 million A
Chicago dinner cruise -
in order to combat ter-
$1.57 million re-
searchers at Penn State
University to search
for fossils in Argentina
$6 million an ad-
vertising firm in New
York City in order to
advertise the transition
from analog television to
digital television (it is
believed that three (3)
jobs were created by this
$6 million)
$2 million a replica

railroad was built in
Carson City, NV as a
tourist attraction
$2.2 million to re-
pair a water pipeline for
a golf course in San
Francisco which is re-
ported to be losing mon-
ey and in danger of
shutting down.
$500,000 Arizona
State University to
study the genetic make-
up of ants and to study
their roles in ant
$450,000 University
of Arizona to study the
division of labor in ant
$390,000 The State

University of New York
at Buffalo to study
young adults
Who smoke marijua-
na and drink malt
$219,000 to the
study of the possibility
of college co-eds "hook-
ing up" after consuming
amount (many different
reports of different
amounts) Honey bee
$700,000 recovery
of lost crab pots for the
crab fisherman in Ore-
$30,000 the study of

anon commission in
order to host Asian mu-
sic, dance and puppet
$25,000 Philadel-
phia's Pig Iron Theatre -
"dance-clown-theatre en-
$43 million plus to
the three universities in
Iowa this money is be-
ing given in salaries and
benefits to the employ-
ees taking early retire-
ment. That's right $43
million dollars to em-
ployees that are QUIT-
(Over 2 million jobs
have been lost since the
stimulus bill was passed
last February)

"Change We Can
Believe In" was written
on the Barack Obama
signs and posters a year
ago. Well, a year lat-
er......I must say there
sure has been A LOT of
change. I just wish I did-
n't HAVE to believe it.
Until then..... I'll see
you around the town.

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

The Year In Rebuke An Open Letter To Obama Voters

By Katharine DeBrecht
Last year at this time, you were giddy beyond
words for your part in a historic election. You were ut-
terly smitten with the first bi-racial President-elect of
the United States. Like a child on Christmas Eve, you
could hardly contain yourselves waiting for that Inau-
guration morning when this messianic figure would
leave the columns in Denver behind and deliver unto
you your wildest dreams once in the White House.
The evil that was Bush would soon be gone and
whatever "Hope and Change" meant to you personally
would finally be delivered. Everything was going to be
all right, you told yourselves. Obama was going to be
President. "Yes We Can" meant, well, whatever you
wanted it to be.
After nearly a year in office are you still feeling
that tingle up your leg? Are you still hopeful? Are you
enjoying the change?
Since Obama took office, unemployment has
jumped to 10 percent, with real unemployment esti-
mated as high as 17 percent. Four million jobs have
been lost and federal spending has exploded. In one
year Obama has tripled the federal deficit, the largest
since 1945. According to Realty Trac, a record 3.9 mil-
lion homeowners will have received mortgage default
notices in 2009.
I realize how easy it is to blame the Bush Adminis-
tration for all of these things. After all, the current
President does it on a regular basis. May I remind you,
however, that the current recession started in 2007 and
Obama and his fellow Democrats took control of the
House and Senate after the 2006 mid-term elections.
President Bush rolled over and signed many of the
economy-killing and budget-busting bills for which De-
mocrats, including then Senator Obama, voted. The
TARP bill, which Obama recently claimed was
"launched hastily under the last Administration" and
"flawed" was supported by Obama who at the time
called on Washington to "step up to the plate and get
things done."
So how has the community-organizer-turned-in-
stant-chief-executive run the country so far? His "stim-
ulus" bill to "save or create" jobs included funding for:
A museum dedicated to man's relationship with
the horse
A study to learn the pattern of honeybees
Individuals to keep journals of their malt liquor

and marijuana use
Fossil research in Argentina
A study on exit polls in Africa
Now Obama and his fellow Democrats are at-
tempting to take over 1/6th of the economy in a health-
care debacle that a large majority of Americans
How have different segments of the American pop-
ulation fared with Obama's initiatives so far?
Black America The unemployment rate among
African-Americans is 15.6 percent and the unemploy-
ment gap between African-Americans and others has
widened to 7 percent according to CNN. Fifty percent
of the homes foreclosed on are owned by African-
Young America According to a September De-
partment of Labor report, youth unemployment has
climbed to a staggering 53.4 percent. This fall college
tuition increased 6.5 percent for public (4.4 percent for
private) institutions.
Seniors For the first time since 1975 there will be
no Cost of Living Adjustments (COLA) for Social Se-
curity recipients. Meanwhile, ObamaCare has pro-
posed $500 billion in cuts in Medicare.
Gays Obama has yet to overturn the "Don't Ask
Don't Tell" military policy from the Clinton Era. An
opponent of gay marriage, he has yet to repeal the De-
fense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
Anti-War Crowd Despite his promises, Obama
has yet to close GITMO, and Bush's wiretapping poli-
cies have been kept in place. While the President has
approved a surge in Afghanistan after much dithering,
2009 was the deadliest year in Afghanistan since the
war began.
Those wanting a "better standing" in the world -
President Obama has consistently managed to snub
our staunchest allies in Europe while achieving noth-
ing regarding Human Rights in China and voting "pre-
sent" on the escalation of Iran's nuclear program.
While apologizing to the world for America's history of
liberating oppressed people, Obama has also chosen to
provide terrorists in New York City an infomercial to
spew their anti-American, anti-freedom rhetoric to the
world. Meanwhile the TSA basically posted its version
of "Getting Past Airport Security for Dummies" on-
I guess that just leaves you with "Hope." Hope that
fossil research in Argentina, the pattern of honeybees,

and exit polls in Africa will somehow translate into a
new job. Hope that the unparalleled largesse in Wash-
ington will magically disappear and our kids, like the
politicians in Washington, will not be held accountable
for egregious debts. Hope that some of the scraps from
the lavish parties, bloated bureaucratic salaries and
political paybacks inside the beltway will be tossed
your way. Hope that our enemies will decide "Gosh,
darn, with this eloquent speaker in charge, why would
we blow up their cities?"
I understand that many of you have a vested, emo-
tional interest in seeing Obama succeed as President.
You voted with your heart for a brand that was filled
with empty dreams of hope and change, rather than ra-
tionally confronting the realities of economic and na-
tional security Hope can be a powerful concept. Yet, I
can hope all day long that I win the next Powerball, but
it does nothing for my pocketbook or the security of
my family
I do have one hope, however. You realize you got
what you voted for and how the rest of America has
suffered because of it.
Katharine DeBrecht is apolitical commentator, free-
lance writer and the author of the popular Help! Mom!
children's book series. Katharine has been a frequent
guest on FOX NEWS, appearing on shows such as The
O'Reilly Factor Fox & Friends, Fox News Live and The
Live Desk. She has also made appearances on Sinclair
and MSNBC. A freelance writer Katharine's opinion
pieces have been printed in newspapers across the coun-
try, including The Los Angeles Times, and online maga-
zines such as Human Events and World Net Daily. Her
books have been profiled on national television and ra-
dio outlets, such as Hardball with Chris Matthews,
CNN's Headline News and The Situation Room with
Wolf Blitzer Fox News Radio, The G. Gordon Liddy
Show, NPR, XMRadio, Sirius and The Daily Show with
Jon Stewart, and in print media across the globe. Her
first book, Help! Mom! There Are Liberals Under My
Bed!, climbed to #1 on in Septem-
ber 2005. A cum laude graduate of Saint Mary's College,
Notre Dame, IN she resides with her husband and chil-
dren in South Carolina. Her newest book, Help! Mom!
Radicals Are Ruining My Country! was just released No-
vember, 2009.
Contact Katharine at, 864-416-

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

www.greenepublishing .com

Madison County Carrier 3A




Santa Claus
Thank all of you for the prayers and well wishes
for my father. His surgery went well last Thursday,
Dec. 10.
The Lee Community Volunteer Fire Department
will welcome Santa Claus to Lee on Saturday, Dec.
19, at 6 p.m. All area children are welcome to come
and meet Santa Claus.
Midway Church of God will host The Christmas
Story on Sunday evening, Dec. 20, beginning at 6
p.m. at the church, located at 2485 SE Midway
Church Road, just off County Road 255, south of In-
terstate 10, Lee exit.
Midway Baptist Church will also host their
Christmas program the same date and time. Midway
Baptist is just down Midway Church Road from the
Church of God.
Happy birthday wishes are extended to Leroy
Rutherford, Dec. 19; and Deborah Webb and Tammy
Flowers, Dec. 21.
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.

Virginia Paz and Department of Revenue vs.
Jose Paz support
Meshayla Redding and Department of Revenue
vs. James Casey support
April Leonard and Department of Revenue vs.
Norman Leonard support
Amanda L. Porter vs. David Allen Smithie dis-
solution of marriage
Minnie Benjamin and Department of Revenue
vs. Willie Benjamin support
Stacy Davis and Lynn Jones Kitchens repeat
domestic injunction

Question: I need to get my teeth cleaned and
have some dental work. I have dental insurance
to help. Should I use the insurance this year or
next year?

Answer: You are fortunate to have dental
insurance and you should thank your lucky stars.
Most dental insurance plans have a maximum
yearly benefit of $1,500 (some are $1,000 and a
few are $2,000). This benefit is like someone is
giving you an extra $1,500 this year. But there is
a catch, you have to use it by the end of the year
or you will loose that $1,500 forever. Sure you
will get another $1,500 next year if the economy
stays good and the plan doesn't change. But why
let $1,500 slip through your fingers this year? It
is like you are giving $1,500 back and saying "no
I don't need it."
My advice to patients is to use your benefits this
year. Make an appointment with your dentist if
you think you have benefits remaining in the
year. They should be able to tell you how many
benefit dollars are remaining in your calendar
year. They can also tell you if it is to your
advantage to have your dental work completed
this year or the next. I can tell you we have seen
numerous patients that needed extensive dentistry
that were able to capture $1,500 of benefits in
December and $1,500 one month later in January.
That provided them the smile makeover they had
been waiting for so long.

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.


ber Issues W


To Avoid Confusion

Dear Friends,

We have heard from several of our Chamber
members that they have received a confusing notice
in the mail on Monday, November 30, and Tuesday,
December 1, 2009.

Apparently there is a small group of local people
that have registered the name of a new chamber that
is very, very close and in fact in many cases the exact
name used by your Madison County Chamber of
Commerce since the mid 1960's. We are told that the
name of this new chamber is the MADISON COUN-

The complete "legal" registered name of your
Chamber is The Greater Madison County Cham-
ber of Commerce, Inc. and because of our contrac-
tual relationship with the Madison County Tourist
Development Council, we also use "Madison County
Chamber of Commerce & Tourism." For decades our
organization has been known by everyone as "The
Madison County Chamber of Commerce."

Our annual renewal billing for 2010 is scheduled
to go out in December 2009 to all of our members.
Please be careful that you know who is sending you
the invoice and whom you write your check to. Do

not just pay the bill because the name is what you re-
member. Confusion is inevitable, so please beware.
One way to tell the difference between the two or-
ganizations is that I, Ted Ensminger, chamber staff
Cindy Vees, and our Board Members ALWAYS sign
our names to ALL correspondence. This is not true
of the new group. If you receive emails or letters
from the "new" group, just make sure that you un-
derstand whom you are dealing with. Each of our
Board members will be calling all of our existing
members during the next few days to try to eliminate

We have accomplished many good things in the
past 18 months, and have had over 80 new businesses
join your Chamber since June of 2008. Our member-
ship is well over 220 member businesses and individ-
uals strong. Perhaps our Chamber is stronger now
than it has ever been.

We sincerely apologize for any confusion this
new group may cause. Thank you for the support you
have shown us in the past. We pray that we can con-
tinue to work together for a bright future for all of us
in Madison County

I personally pledge
our finest efforts!

Ted Ensminger


By Joe Boyles
Here is a little scan-
dal that you might not
hear about if you rely
on the nightly network
news to inform you
about issues. You see,
the mainstream media
has ignored this story -
many call it "climate-
gate" in mock recogni-
tion of the 1970s
Watergate scandal -- be-
cause it conflicts with
their liberal doctrine.
However, if you
tune into Fox News,
you're already aware of
the three-week-old sto-
ry about the leaked e-
mails from Norwich's
University of East An-
glia Climate Research
Unit (CRU). This is the
outfit that has been
charged (and no doubt
is under lucrative con-
tract) to supply the
UN's Intergovernmen-
tal Panel on Climate
Change (IPCC) with cli-
mate research and data.
The 3000 or so e-
mails reveal a pattern
of deception, false data,
cover-up, and stone-
walling. The head of
the CRU has been
forced to step down in
the midst of the contro-
versy and others may
be on the way Even
more damaging, the
CRU has admitted that
years ago they discard-
ed the raw temperature
data that their climatol-
ogy models are based
upon. The very founda-
tion of global warming
is highly suspect.
In full denial, the
global warmers contin-
ue to push on. The
long-awaited Copen-
hagen Conference is
underway with 180 na-
tions participating -
imagine their carbon
footprint. The EPA has
ruled that carbon diox-
ide, the same gas we ex-
hale with every breath,
is a hazard to our
health and must be reg-
ulated. And Democrats
continue to push their
Cap & Trade hidden
tax through Congress.
To paraphrase Admiral
Farragut, "ignore the
facts, full speed
Those that sub-
scribe to the Anthro-
pogenic (man-made)
Global Warming reli-
gion (trust me, this the-
ory is based upon faith
not science) are in full
denial that the trou-
bling e-mails make any

difference. They say
that the debate is long
over (actually, it never
began) and that we
must rush headlong
into the abyss to save
the earth. Blah, blah,
I have always been
a skeptic about APW
Why am I skeptical? To
begin with, I am by na-
ture a contrarian one
who questions conven-
tional wisdom. Logic
tells me that the earth
is in a series of cooling
and warming cycles
since time began. Log-
ic tells me that these
forces, like suns spots
and ocean currents, are
far more important to
global weather pat-
terns than the emis-
sion of carbon dioxide.
Logic tells me that,
while many scientists
subscribe to APW,
many others with cre-
dentials in meteorolog-
ical science say
Logic tells me that
it is important in any
matter like this to "fol-
low the money" and
there are a whole lot of
believers who are prof-
iting from their theory
by way of grants and
carbon credit trading.
General Electric
and many others have
little credibility in my
mind because they are
profiting from their po-
sition. NASA may
have been corrupted
through this process
by way of the grants
they have received.
Logic tells me that,
if the high priest of
the church of global
warming, Al Gore, re-
fuses to take questions
or debate the issue,
then the theory is full
of wholes that he does-
n't want exposed. The
man is a charlatan ...
like most politicians.
I'm very skeptical
of alternative energy
and so-called green
jobs. I find that most of
the promises are myth-
ical and not based on
the laws of physics and
chemistry. The simple
fact is that our proven

sources of energy -
carbon-based fuels and
nuclear power -- are
more efficient and eco-
nomically feasible
than the alternatives.
Rather than scrapping
them, we should devote
our energies into mak-
ing them cleaner and
more efficient.
Speaking of prof-
its, I have so far stayed
away from the cap &
trade market even
though they have
courted me because of
my family's forestry
business. Why be-
cause I fear it will re-
sult in a financial
bubble, like the S&L,
dot-com, and recent
sub-prime lending
crises. When you be-
gin to trade in a market
of questionable value
that is propped up by
political will, you are
asking for trouble. To
my forestry friends,
you heard it hear first.
As I mentioned, the
EPA announced last
week that it intends to
regulate carbon diox-
ide. I predict that
when they do, they'll
be hit by one lawsuit
after another. When
government regulators
create financial liabili-
ty for private compa-
nies, they'll be taken to
court to prove the sci-
ence. And when this
happens, the EPA will
Is the climate actu-
ally warming? Yes, al-
though the data
indicates that it hasn't
happened since 1998. Is
the warming danger-
ous? I seriously doubt
this. Does the theory
demand more study
and open debate in a
transparent manner?
My late father said
to me twenty years ago,
"I'm a conservationist,
not an environmental-
ist." What is the differ-
A conservationist
loves trees. An envi-
ronmentalist worships
trees more than life it-
I'm with you, Dad.

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Former Dixie County Building

And Zoning Inspector

Sentenced To 78 Months In

Prison For Fraud, Bribery

Thomas F Kirwin, United States
Attorney for the Northern District of
Florida, announced the November 9,
2009 sentencing of former Dixie
County Building and Zoning Inspec-
tor, Willie "Billy" Keen, Jr. (60) to 78
months in prison for federal pro-
gram fraud, conspiracy, bribery, and
making false statements.
Keen was convicted of federal
program fraud following a two-day
trial in March of this year in the
United States District Court in
Gainesville. The evidence at trial
showed that between March and Oc-
tober 2003, Keen, who was then em-
ployed as the building and zoning
inspector for Dixie County, fraudu-
lently applied for Community Devel-
opment Block Grant and State
Housing Initiative Program funds to
renovate his personal home. Because
Keen did not financially qualify for
these funds and was otherwise pro-
hibited from receiving the funds as a
result of his position, Keen applied
for the funds in his girlfriend's
name, falsely representing that she
was the owner of his home. During
the course of 2003, Keen fraudulently
obtained approximately $32,000 in
grant funds, which he used to reno-
vate his house. Testimony at trial es-
tablished that after Keen learned he
was being investigated, he removed
documents from the county clerk's
official files and substituted a deed
that purported to convey his house to
his girlfriend. The deed conflicted
with records previously produced to
the FBI by the clerk of court.
In a separate case, Keen, and two
Dixie County Commissioners, John

Driggers and Alton Land, were
charged with conspiring to accept
bribes, accepting bribes, and lying to
federal agents. Keen, Driggers, and
Land were convicted of these
charges at the conclusion of a four-
day trial in United States District
Court in Gainesville in August of
this year. Evidence introduced at
this trial included video and audio
recordings of defendants meeting
with an undercover FBI agent and
accepting cash payments for influ-
ence before the Dixie County Board
of County Commissioners. Evidence
at trial also showed that defendants
offered their approval for develop-
ments within Dixie County in ex-
change for money and other
inducements, and that they attempt-
ed to influence other members of the
Board to approve these develop-
In addition to the 78- month sen-
tence of imprisonment, the Court
ordered the forfeiture of Keen's
house in Old Town, Florida and or-
dered him to pay $32,010 in restitu-
Sentencing of Keen's co-defen-
dants, Driggers and Land, in the
bribery case is set for January 4,
2010 before the Honorable Chief
United States District Judge
Stephan P. Mickle.
United States Attorney Kirwin
commended the diligent efforts of
the Federal Bureau of Investigation
whose investigation led to the con-
viction and sentence in these cases.
The cases were prosecuted by Assis-
tant United States Attorney Gregory
P. McMahon.

Mall & Shopping





For Making



And Bright

Courtesy of the Florida Highway Patrol
Don't let criminals be your "scrooge" this holiday Take a few precautions
when you venture out to do Christmas shopping and you will "take a bite out of
Personal Safety at Malls
The threat of physical assault does not necessarily increase along with the
crowds that herald the holiday season. It's when you're far from the crowd, in
distant reaches of parking lots or other isolated areas of the mall that you are
most vulnerable. To protect yourself:
Always try to walk to and from your vehicle with another person. If you
are shopping alone, consider walking near other shoppers in the parking lot.
If shopping alone and leaving at night -- particularly if you're carrying
several bundles -- ask a security officer to accompany you to your car. Most
malls will provide that service.
Inside a mall, avoid darkened hallways and other backroom areas, espe-
cially near closing time.
Avoid using bathrooms that are tucked away in a back area of a mall con-
course or department. If you can, find a bathroom near the mall's food court or
other well-trafficked area. And always accompany your child to the bathroom.
Never use a video arcade or toy store as a baby sitter; predators are on the
prowl for unattended children. More then 100,000 children are abducted every
year -- often in malls or department stores, according to the National Center for
Missing and Exploited Children (NCME).
Find out whether the malls and stores you frequent have procedures to
search for a missing child. Wal-Mart, Home Depot and Target are among retail-
ers participating in a program developed by the NCME. The program, called
"Code Adam," was named after Adam Walsh, a 6-year-old Florida boy who was
killed after being abducted from a shopping mall in 1981. As soon as a child is
reported missing, employees scour the aisles. If the child doesn't turn up after
10 minutes, the police are notified.
Parking Lot/Car Safety
As parking areas fill during the holiday season, shoppers are often forced to
park far from mall exits, sometimes in poorly lighted areas. Now that there is
less daylight, you're likely to find yourself entering the mall while the sun is up
and leaving after dark, so make sure there are lights nearby before parking. Oth-
er parking tips:
Park as close to entrances and exits as you can. No one wants to circle the
lot for an hour waiting for a good spot to open up, but give it a shot, at least for
a few minutes.
If forced to the far reaches of a lot -- or even beyond the lot -- seek a spot
that's well-lighted or near a well-traveled roadway Stow your purchases in the
trunk. When you're weighed down with packages, you may be tempted to throw
them in the back seat and return to the mall to continue shopping.
If your purchases are in plain view, you may return to find your car win-
dows smashed and your presents stolen. Save your most expensive purchases
for last, so you can head straight home.
Have your keys ready when you approach your vehicle. Before entering,
check that no one is hiding in the back seat.
ATM Safety
To protect yourself, handle your bank card with the same prudence you
would cash or credit cards and keep it in a safe place. Memorize your PIN code
so you won't have to write it on your card or a piece of paper, and carry it in your
purse or wallet. And keep your PIN to yourself -- if others are nearby waiting to
use the ATM, don't let them see which buttons you press.
More ATM advice:
Choose a bank with an ATM located in a highly visible, well-lighted area.
If you must withdraw money from an ATM after dark, have someone ac-
company you. Also, try not to make large cash withdrawals.
If you see anyone loitering near the machine who looks or acts suspicious,
walk away.
Minimize time spent at the ATM by having your card in your hand and re-
sisting the temptation to count the money after it has been dispensed.
While using an ATM, look around from time to time and be aware of
what's going on around you. If anything suspicious
happens, immediately cancel your transaction and
leave. IAjl f

SNever leave your receipt in the machine. Also,
keep your receipts so you can check them against
your monthly bank statements.


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Auto, Life, Health, Home

Freddy Pitts Agency Manager
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"Heling'ouIs ht eDBs.

Calling, all kids. Santa is coming soon, and

in order to make sure he knows what you

want this year, we will personally publish your

letters in the Newspaper. Thats right.

Just write your letter to Santa and send it

to us before Friday, December 18,

and we'll take care of the rest.

4A Madison County Carnier

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Madison County Carrier 5A


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he family of Richard Rudd !
would like to express their
sincere gratitude for the
thoughfulness and kindness
shown these past few weeks.
The visits, calls, cards, food,
and flowers have been a great i
comfort during this time. Please
keep us all in your thoughts and :

Stacey Rudd

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December 19
Christmas Sale at the
Country Store in Madison.
Come in for 20 percent off
items in the store. See the
store for details.
December 21
The Madison Soil and
Water Conservation Dis-
trict will have their
monthly meeting on De-
cember 21, 2009 at the
USDA Service Center at
1416 U.S. 90 E, in Suite B, in

Madison, FL.General
Business will be dis-
cussed.. This will be a
breakfast meeting. You are
welcome to come. The
breakfast will begin at 8:
a.m. followed by the meet-
January 2
Legendary Naomi
and the Segos will be in
concert at Yogi Bear's
Jellystone Park in Madi-
son on Saturday, January

Thank You

During the illness and death
of our loved one, Marvin Velton
Evans, you may have prayed, vis-
ited or called, sent a card or flow-
ers, comforted us with hugs and
kind words, provided food, or
expressed your condolences in
other ways. Please know that
every gesture of love, thought-
fulness, and support is deeply
and sincerely appreciated. Thank
You! May God's blessings be
granted to each of you!

The Evans Family
Marie, Marvin, Theresa, Evan,
Bruce, and Grandchildren
e.. .. .

2, at 7 p.m. Admission is
free, but a love offering
will be received during the
concert. For more infor-
mation, please call (850)
The Florida DEP's
Stephen Foster Folk Cul-
ture Center State Park will
host an ongoing wood
carving workshop on
Thursday through Mon-
days, from noon until 4


Depend on the Big Dog

380 N. Cherry St

Monticello, FL 32344


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Residential Commercial Agricultural

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p.m. Participants can cre-
ate figure carvings, wood
spirits, spoons, bowls, re-
lief carvings and more dur-
ing this four-hour class.
Workshop fees are $15 per
session and include park
admission. For additional
information or to register
for the workshops, please
call (386) 397-1920 or visit
Each Weekday
Except Tuesday
The Senior Citizens
Center offers computer
classes to seniors 60 and
older each weekday except
Tuesday For more infor-
mation or to sign up, please
call (850) 973-4241.
Every Tuesday-Saturday
The Diamonds in the
Ruff Adoption Program at
the Suwannee Valley Hu-
mane Society is open every
Tuesday through Saturday
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is
located on 1156 SE Bisbee
Loop, Madison, FL 32340.
For more information, or
directions, call (866) 236-
7812 or (850) 971-9904.
Second and Fourth
Saturday of Each
The Madison Church
of God hosts a free soup
kitchen the second and
fourth Saturday of each
month at the Greenville
Senior Citizens Center.
Lunch is served from noon
to 1 p.m.
Third Tuesday of Each
The Greater
Greenville Area Diabetes
Support Group is a free ed-
ucational service and sup-
port for diabetes and those
wanting to prevent dia-
betes. The group meets the
third Tuesday of each
month at the Greenville
Public Library Confer-
ence Room at 312 SW
Church St., Greenville,
11-11:30 a.m. Everyone is


7:00 A.M. 6:00 P.M.




Mrs. Mary Anne
Brannan Shuford, age
84, of Starke, sister of
Betty Brinson and sister-
in-law of Ward Brinson,
passed away Thursday,
December 10, 2009 at her
home. Mrs. Shuford was
born on September 30,
1925 in Moore Haven, to
the late Edward Leno
and Jessie Stokes Bran-
nan and moved to Starke
in 1991 from Marianna.
She was a retired Office
Manager for Dr. B.K.
Stevens Dentistry in Tal-
lahassee, and previously
worked in banking.
Mary Anne was a
member of First United
Methodist Church, Al-
trusa of Starke, the
Starke Women's Club,
and the Red Hat Society
She was also a past mem-
ber of the Investment
Club. She was preceded
in death by her husband
Philip C. Shuford, Sr.
Survivors are Phil's
children: Lori Shuford
Bond; Philip Craig Shu-
ford, Jr.; sister: Jessie
Brannan Witt of Moore
Haven; brother: Richard
Brannan of West Palm
Beach; grandchildren:
Lainey Bond Stokes and
Shelby Bond; numerous
nieces and nephews. The
family will receive
friends at the Jones-Gal-
lagher Funeral Home,
620 E. Nona St., Starke,
FL 32091 on Wednesday,
December 16, 2009 from
9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Graveside services will
follow at 11:30 a.m. in
Kingsley Lake Cemetery
with Reverend Mike
Moore officiating. Flow-
ers are acceptable or do-
nations may be made to
Haven Hospice, 4200 NW
90th Blvd., Gainesville,
FL 32606. Arrangements
are by Jones-Gallagher
Funeral Home Of Starke
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Joel Preston Katz, age
68, passed away Saturday,
Dec. 12, 2009, in Tallahas-
Memorial services
were held Monday, Dec. 14,
2009, at 6 p.m. in the Chapel
at Beggs Funeral Home,
Monticello. The family re-
ceived friends at Beggs Fu-
neral Home, Monticello,
following the service. In
lieu of flowers, the family
requests that donations be
made to Big Bend Hospice,
1723-1 Mahan Center Road,
Tallahassee, FL 32308-5428.
Mr. Katz was born in
New York on March 20,
1941 to Harry and Lillian
Katz and has been a resi-
dent of Florida since 1987.
Mr. Katz was a successful
businessman, a gifted
craftsman and enjoyed
country living. He was
proud to have served his
country in the Armed
Forces during Vietnam.
He is survived by his wife,
Carol; their three daugh-
ters, Jennifer Keenan of
Bethesda, Md., Lori Hig-
gins of High Springs and
Kristen Katz of Orlando; a
brother, Bruce Katz of
Pittsburgh, Pa.; and three
grandchildren, Connor
and Maddox Higgins and
Olivia Keenan.

Holton, Jr
Thomas Burton
Holton, Jr., age 75, died
Monday, Dec. 14, 2009, at
Graveside funeral ser-
vices will be Wednesday,
Dec. 16, 2009, at 4 p.m. at
Lee Memorial Cemetery
Visitation will be prior to
the service from 2-3:30 p.m.
at Beggs Funeral Home.
He was born to
Thomas B. and Ethel Mary
Holton in Lee and lived all
his life in Madison. He
worked for the Madison
County Road Department
for 32 years before retiring.
He was a member of
Hopewell Baptist Church.
He is survived by his
wife, Annie Lou Pinkard of
Madison; one son, William
Preston Colvin of Kenans-
ville; two daughters,
JoAnn Ayers of Branford,
and Kathy Louise Wilker-
son of Alabama; one broth-
er, Clayton Holton of Lee;
two sisters, Mary Eliza-
beth Carter and Janie
Pinkard, both of Lee; 10
grandchildren; and 14

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Madison Woman's Club Installs Officers

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Past District Director Ina Putnal (right) performs
the officer installation ceremony on Dec. 10 at the
Madison Woman's Club. Using a moving message re-
garding angels, she presents incoming President
Jackie Johnson the "Angel of Guidance."
By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
For those who have come to know her commit-
ment to family, friends and the community, it will
come as no surprise that Jackie Johnson accepted
another two-year term as the 2010-12 President of the

Incoming officers for the two-year term of 2010-12, pictured left to right holding their commemorative an-
gels: Jackie Johnson, President; Mary Groover, 1st Vice President; Suzanne Peavy, 2nd Vice President (not
pictured); Glenda Gordon, Secretary; Ethel Barefoot,Treasurer; and Annelle Bishop, Parliamentarian. Ina Put-
nal (right), past district director, performed the installation that included a moving message regarding angels
and service.

Greene Publishing Inc. Photo By Michael Curtis, December 10, 2009
Incoming President Jackie Johnson (right) pre-
sents a beautiful rose bouquet to outgoing President
and friend Ethel Barefoot (left) in recognition of her
dedicated service to the Madison Woman's Club.

Madison Woman's Club. Her dedication is shared by
her fellow incoming officers: Mary Groover, 1st Vice
President; Suzanne Peavy, 2nd Vice President; Glenda
Gordon, Secretary; Ethel Barefoot, Treasurer; and An-
nelle Bishop, Parliamentarian. Officers
Past District Deputy Ina Putnal was invited to per-
form the officer installation ceremony, introducing an
added spirit of the season with her presentation. Put-
nal presented small commemorative angels to the in-
coming officers, each with a theme relevant to their
respective positions. The office and their respective an-
gels were as follow:
President Angel of Guidance
1st Vice President Angel of Loyalty
2nd Vice President Angel of Support
Secretary Angel of Efficiency
Treasurer -Angel of Responsibility
Parliamentarian Angel of Advice

Adding to this Christmas message, Florida
Smith presented a devotional with a story about a
Russian orphanage that poignantly captured the
timely lesson, "What you do for the least of them,
you do for me." She noted how an orphan was con-
cerned about Jesus remaining warm in his
manger. All agree, these displays of selfless ser-
vice have established the charitable reputation of
the Madison Woman's Club for decades.
In other business, the club continues to sup-
port the Heifer International project, while local-
ly donating dozens of toys to the Needy Families
of Madison Christmas Gift program. Made to Or-
der catered the luncheon, featuring a curry chick-
en divan. The Madison Woman's Club meets
monthly at their scenic property on Lake
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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Madison County Carrier 7A


Building Blocks

Fundraiser Features

Handcrafted Wooden

Christmas Tree

By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing,
As Building Blocks
Summer Camp organizers
prepare for their third year,
fundraising is always a pri-
ority. The camp has cer-
tainly proven its
effectiveness, but still,
donations are critical.
Of course, considering
the tough times, the
camp's board wants
to give something
back for the consid-
eration of a holi-
day donation,
which is tax-de-
ductible for this
non-profit orga-
For each
dollar donat-
ed over the
next week
leading to
t h e
on Dec.
23, the
will receive
one entry to
win a beauti-
fully hand-
cr a ft e d
tree that is
currently on Greene

display at
Lee City Hall. So,
a gift of $20 will
receive twenty en-
tries, and so on.

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Building Blocks is a profession-
ally supervised program target-
ing child development in a fun and
instructional setting. Donations
are used exclusively to offer
scholarships and discounted atten-
dance to those who need assis-
b tance and to maintain qualified
staff. Based on a 4-H style cur-
riculum, the program also in-
cludes numerous guest
speakers from a wide vari-
ety of professions who
create unique learning ex-
periences for the students.
There are also crafts,
shows and sports, con-
cluding, in the last
weeks that features
activities that en-
sure students hit
the ground running
when the sum-
mer closes.
The impact
the camp has
made in the
and espe-
cially in the

lives of
the chil-
dren it
has touched, is notable.
The program continues
to receive the support
and praise of local
officials and
civic leader-
ship, although
hael organizers of-
009 fer thanks for
ner the additional sup-
Sft. port that is vital
to and gratefully ap-
r. preciated.

Within the next 60 days, or perhaps earlier, the 12th solid waste and recy-
cling collection center will be on line and ready to provide long over due ser-
vices to the patient citizens that reside in and near the southern corridor of
Madison County. The San Pedro Collection Site, located on Highway 14 South
will be the latest site that will enable the county to move toward accomplishing
its long-range objective to remove all of the green industrial containers from
the county roadways.
"The opening of this particular site will enhance authorized usage and pro-
mote control, eliminating over use of the area by travelers that commute to and
through Madison County by way of this major thoroughfare," said Jerome
Wyche, Coordinator for Solid Waste and Recycling.
To assure rightful citizens use the site, random identification may be initi-
ated to assure that authorized citizens are granted access and use. The contain-
ers at Highway 14 South and Highway 360 will be removed, as well as the
containers located on Caleb Road. Authorized Citizens will be able to enjoy the
same disposal and recycling services that the other 11 collection sites provide
throughout the county
Preparations to collect recyclable materials, dispose of household waste
and yard trash is all part of the one-stop plan that has been carefully fashioned
to make the collection site safe and user friendly. Because Highway 14 South is
such a heavily trafficked roadway, and supporting a great percentage of high
profile vehicles, adequate signage is being prepared by the Road Department to
provide road use directions to promote traveler safety
The San Pedro Collection Site operating hours will the same as they are for
Sirmans, but will be closed for cleaning and servicing on a day that the Sirmans
Collection Site is open. All collection sites are closed on Sunday. Citizens will-
ing to make a plant or shrubbery donation to aid in landscaping and beautifica-
tion are urged to do so by calling (850) 973-2611. The Solid Waste and Recycling
Department would like to thank the citizens of Madison County in their effort
to help keep Madison Clean.



Giving This





What Your

Gift Can

Provides 520
pounds of food
rom America's
Second Harvest.

The cost of a
fast-food meal -
Provides four
nights of lodging
for disaster victims
or 75 lunches for
children from low-
income families.

The cost of a
movie ticket and
candy bar -
Provides eight days
of foster care for a
youth who has
been abused.

The cost of a CD

Helps provide a se-
curity deposit for a
low-income family
made homeless by
a fire or other dis-

The cost of a
dinner entree -
Will clothe a family
of four who has
lost everything.

ED campaign closes in
Madison County, please
make a pledge at your
work or phone Willy
Gamalero at (850) 973-
2400 or Mary Carol
Kaney at (850) 488-8207,
and join others in their
support of Madison

Here's Your Year-end
Investment Checklist
Provided by Brad Bashaw, Edward Jones

We've pretty much seen it all this past year- a bear
market, a long rally and even a period of neither-up-
nor-down. But even though we've only got a few weeks
left of 2009, you still have time to make some moves
that can pay off for you in 2010 and beyond.
Here are a few suggestions to consider:
* "Max out" on your IRA and make regular contri-
butions next year. For the 2009 tax year, you can con-
tribute up to $5,000 to a traditional or Roth IRA, or
$6,000 if you're 50 or older. And you have until April 15,
2010, to fully fund your 2009 IRA. Of course, it's not
always easy to come up with lump sums of money, but
do whatever you can to make up for any shortfalls in your
IRA for 2009. And in 2010, consider setting up automat-
ic monthly contributions to your IRA it's a much more
efficient way to maximize a great retirement-savings
* Increase your 401(k) contributions. If your employer
permits it, try to add more money to your 401(k) or other
retirement plan before the year ends. By increasing your
401(k) contributions, you can lower your adjusted tax-
able income while you potentially build more resources
for retirement.
* Convert your traditional IRA to a Roth IRA.
Depending on your individual situation, a Roth IRA,
which offers the potential for tax free growth, provided
you meet certain conditions, may be a better choice for
you than a traditional IRA, which offers the potential for
growth on a tax deferred basis. Consequently, if you
meet eligibility limits, you may want to convert your tradi-
tional IRA to a Roth IRA. However, this conversion is like-
ly going to be a "taxable event," so you'll need to have
money available outside your IRA for the tax bill. You'll
want to discuss this move with your tax advisor.
* Sell your "losers." If it's appropriate for your portfolio
balance and long-term goals, you may want to sell some
investments that have lost value to take the tax losses. If
these losses exceeded your capital gains from selling
appreciated stocks, you can deduct up to $3,000 (or
$1,500 for married couples filing separately) against
your other income, reducing the amount on which you
must pay taxes. And if you lost more than $3,000, you
can carry over the excess into subsequent years.
Consult with a tax advisor before selling investments to
claim a tax loss.
* Consolidate your investment accounts. Instead of
having an IRA with one firm, some other investments
with another and a cash-value insurance policy with a
third, you might want to consolidate all your assets with
one provider. That way, you'll be better able to align all
your assets with a central, unified investment strategy.
* Review your insurance coverage. Over the course
of a year, you could experience significant changes in
your life: marriage or divorce, the birth of a new child or
the departure of an older child from your home, the start
of a new job or retirement from an old one, and so on.
That's why you'll want to make sure you have the right
amount and type of insurance to protect your family and
your financial future.
By making these moves, you can close out 2009 on a
positive note while positioning yourself for progress
on your long-term goals.
This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your
local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. Edward Jones, its
associates and financial advisors are not estate planners
and cannot provide tax or legal advice.

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last 50 years they have lived in
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with the Spirit of the Suwannee
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Principal Rewards Readers

By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Throughout the
school year, the Madison
County School District
promotes the Accelerated
Reader program. Over
the past few years, the
project has gained mo-
mentum, displaying no-

table results at each of
the schools, from elemen-
tary to high school.
Each school has de-
veloped a variety of in-
centives to motivate and
reward readers partici-
pating in the program,
where progress is mea-
sured by a scoring sys-

tem that generates "AR"
points. The point goals
for the school year vary
slightly among grades,
but the annual goal is
about 30 points.
During recent work-
shops; school, govern-
ment, business and civic
leadership joined parent

Business Education Dept. Announces
Student of the Month

volunteers in a strategic
planning exercise, where
it was determined that
reading improvement
tops the list of goals for
the five-year improve-
ment plan, The Roadmap
to Success. This initiative
further coincides with
the state directive that all
children read on or above
grade level by 2014.
On Monday, Dec. 7,
three readers at Lee Ele-
mentary School celebrat-
ed reaching the 40-point
milestone within the first
nine weeks, receiving the
reward of lunch with the
principal. The three stu-
dents; Zach Bowman
(4th), Jacob Curtis (4th)
and Michael Goley (5th),
were thrilled to have a
private lunch with Prin-
cipal Jack McClellan,
who talked reading,
sports and video games
with the winners. Other

students have now passed
the 40-point threshold, as
the reading Rocket Club
program offers cool and
entertaining rewards all
the way up to 125 points.
In fact, several students
have launched into outer
space, and are already
knocking at the door of
100 points.
In the upcoming
months leading to
FCATs, administrators
and instructors of a
schools urge parents and
all residents to read to
children and youth
everywhere and often.
All agree it is an awe-
some, rewarding experi-
ence to support an
activity determined to
most directly impact a
student's future success.
Last year LES joined
Pinetta and Greenville
Elementary Schools in
making Adequate Yearly

Progress, a standardized
measure that only 24 per-
cent of Florida schools
achieved. It is no sur-
prise, that a key compo-
nent of the AYP scoring
is based on reading and
especially improvements
from the bottom 25 per-
cent. Here too, volunteer
support is so vital.
District and school
leadership congratulat-
ed these and readers
throughout the district.
For more information
on becoming a mentor or
other volunteer, even for
just a few hours per-
haps as a holiday gift
that will never wither or
get worn out simply
phone the district office
at (850) 973-5022, or the
Central School at (850)
Michael Curtis can be
reached at Michael@

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Michael McCool and Kailee Morris were named Student of the Month for No-
vember and December respectively. The award recognizes their achievements in
the Career and Technical Education studies of Business Education Department
at MCHS.

Special thanks to Mike Radel
Congratulations to Michael Mc-
Cool for being named Student of the
Month for November 2009 and Kailee
Morris for Student of the Month for
December 2009 in the Career and
Technical Education (CTE) Business
Education Department at Madison
County High School.
Criterion for this award is to
maintain a minimum of an 80/B av-
erage or above in a Career and Tech-
nical Education Business
Technology course (Introduction to
Information Technology, Web Design,
or Diversified Career Training) and a
2.0 cumulative grade point average,
excellence in attendance, and exem-

plary behavior within the classroom.
McCool (10th grade) presently
maintains a record of 98/A in Intro-
duction to Information Technology
(IIT) for this period, and his cumula-
tive grade point average is a 3.0. Mor-
ris (9th grade) maintains a 98/A in
IIT with a cumulative grade point av-
erage of 4.0.
Both student's in-class work,
tests, and turning in of all required
paperwork in a timely manner have
been outstanding. They are doers and
always achieve success in all curricu-
lar activities. Furthermore, they
both demonstrate what all students
should inspire to be, and it's proven

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Michael Curtis, December 7, 2009
The Accelerated Reader program is building reading skills throughout the
district. Three LES students, pictured left to right: Zach Bowman, Michael Goley
and Jacob Curtis, recently joined Principal Jack McClellan for lunch as a reward
for hitting the 40-point milestone in the program during the first grading period.






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JV Warriors Win Over Munroe 19-12

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The JV Warriors team beat Munroe. Seated in the front row, left to right, are: Cody Kelly, Tyler Jackson, Josh Woods,Tres Copeland, Kaleb Wyche, Daniel Shadrac,
Bradley Holm, Jarrod Turner. Seated in the back row, left to right, are: Cody Ledford, Austin Malloy, Sammy Ritter, Jared Jackson, Hans Sorensen, Trent Roberts,
Jay Dickey. Seated in the back is Coach James Burkett.

By Fran Hunt
Special to the
Madison County Carrier
The JV Warriors
chalked up their first
victory of the season
over Munroe, 19-12,
Dec. 4 to stand 1-3 on
the season.
The JV Warriors

sunk seven of 23 at-
tempts from the floor,
missed five from the
three-point zone, buck-
eted five of 22 from the
free-throw line for 19
points. They had seven
assists, 15 offensive and
19 defensive rebounds,
12 block/steals and four

Bradley Holm missed
one from the floor, had
one offensive, and one
defensive rebound;
Tyler Jackson missed
two from the three-
point zone and three
free-throws, had three
assists, one offensive

JV Warriors Fall To 0-3

By Fran Hunt
Special to the
Madison County Carrier
The Aucilla Christ-
ian Academy junior var-
sity boys basketball
team dropped two
games, last week, to
stand 0-3 on the season.
On Dec. 1, the young
Warriors fell to West-
wood 21-15. They
dropped in six of 29 at-
tempts from the field,
missed nine from the
three-point zone, and
bucketed three of nine
from the free-throw line
for 15 points.
They had three as-
sists, 20 offensive and 21
defensive rebounds for a
total of 41, one
block/steal and 21
Bradley Holm had
one offensive and one de-
fensive rebound; and
Tyler Jackson missed
two from the field and
one from the three-point
zone, had one assist, one
offensive and four defen-
sive rebounds, and six
Tres Copeland net-
ted one of five attempts
from the field, missed
one from the three-point
zone and two from the
free-throw line for two
points, had one offensive
rebound, one block/steal
and three turnovers; and
Hans Sorensen missed
five from the field, three
from the three-point
zone and dropped in one
of two attempts from the
free-throw line for one
point, had one assist,
four offensive and two
defensive rebounds and
seven turnovers.

Trent Roberts netted
three of 11 from the
field, missed one from
the three-point zone and
bucketed two of three
from the free-throw line
for eight points, and had
nine offensive and 12 de-
fensive rebounds for a
total of 21; and Daniel
Schadrac missed one
from the field and two
from the free-throw line,
had one offensive and
one defensive rebound.
Cody Kelly missed
two from the three-point
zone and had two
turnovers; Jared Jack-
son dropped in one of
two from the field for two
points, had two offensive
and one defensive re-
bounds, and two
turnovers; Josh Wood
dropped in one of one
from the field and
missed one from the
three-point zone for two
points, had one offensive
rebound and one
turnover; Kaleb Wyche
missed two from the
field; and Jarrod Turner
had one assist.
On Dec. 3, the young
Warriors fell to FAMU
High, 39-10.
They hit three of 22
from the field, one of
four from the three-point
zone, and one of five
from the free-throw line
for 10 points, had one as-
sist, six offensive and 21
defensive rebounds, 12
block/steals and 35
Holm missed one
from the field and had
one offensive and one de-
fensive rebound; Jack-
son sunk one of two
from the field for two

points, had one defen-
sive rebound, three
block/steals and two
turnover; and Copeland
missed two from the
field, and netted one of
two from the free-throw
line for one point, had
one offensive and two de-
fensive rebounds, two
block/steals and three
Sorensen sunk one
of seven from the field,
one of three from the
three-point zone and
missed three from the
free-throw2 line for five
points; Roberts missed
three from the field had
one offensive and three
defensive rebounds, one
block/steal and three
turnovers; and Schadrac
missed two from the
field, had one defensive
rebound, one
block/steal, and one
Kelly missed one
from the field had one
defensive rebound, two
block/steals and three
turnovers; Jackson sunk
one of one from the field
for two points, had two
defensive rebounds and
two turnovers; Wood
had one assist, one de-
fensive rebound and six
turnovers; Wyche
missed three from the
field, one from the three-
point zone, had one de-
fensive rebound, and two
turnovers; Sammy Rit-
ter had two offensive
and one defensive re-
bounds, and two
turnovers; Cody Ledford
had two turnovers; and
Turner had two defen-
sive rebounds and one

ACA Middle

School Girls 0-5

By Fran Hunt
Special to the Madison County Carrier
ACA middle school girls traveled
to Munroe Tuesday December 8 and
lost 22-10 to the Bobcats to stand 0-5 on
the season.
The first quarter ended with the
Bobcats up 6-0. Lauren Demott put the
Warriors on the board with two points
in the second quarter, but the Bobcats
scored five bringing it to 11-2 for the

Demott scored two points again in
the third quarter, but the Bobcats put
9 points on the board. Ashley Hebert,
Christiana Reams, and Jessica Welch
scored in the fourth quarter, and the
Bobcats put up two more. Demott and
Hebert each snagged five steals.
The young Lady Warriors hit the
hardwood against Perry Middle at 5:00
p.m., Jan. 5, here.

and three defensive re-
bounds, two block/
steals; and Tres
Copeland missed one
from the floor, and net-
ted one of two from the
free-throw line for one
point, had one assist,
one defensive rebound
and two block/steals.
Hans Sorensen net-
ted one of seven at-
tempts from the floor,
missed two from the
three-point zone and
bucketed three of eight
attempts from the free-
throw line for five
points, had one assist,
one offensive rebound,
one block/steal, two

turnovers; and Trent
Roberts netted four of
seven attempts from
the floor, missed one
from the three-point
zone, dropped in one of
six attempts from the
free-throw line for nine
points, had 11 offensive
and 11 defensive re-
bounds, eight block/
steals and one
Daniel Schadrac
missed one from the
floor; Cody Kelly
missed two from the
free-throw line, had one
assist, one turnover;
Jared Jackson bucketed
netted two of five at-

tempts from the floor
for four points, one of-
fensive and one defen-
sive rebound, one
block/steal; Josh Wood
missed one from the
floor; Kaleb Wyche
missed one free-throw;
Sammy Ritter had one
assist; Cody Ledford
missed two from the
free-throw line, one de-
fensive rebound; and
Jarrod Turner had one
defensive rebound.
The Warrior JV's
return to the hardwood
against Perry Middle, 5
p.m., Dec. 10, there; and
Malone, 5 p.m., Dec. 17,

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Lake Front Home
2 bedroom 2 bath, furnished.
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Rental assistance may be
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Pointe Trail, Greenville,
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1 acre, wooded on county
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5.76 acres, quiet wooded
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pole, in north Madison
County only 15 minutes
to Valdosta

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Open and Covered Decks,
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FP, CH/A, Oak Floors & Cab-
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Corner lots. Fronts both
Harvey Greene Dr.
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Enterprise Zone
Natural gas line, 8 inch wa-
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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.
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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Madison County Carrier 13A


CASE NO. 2009CA0003320001XX
OLD BLUE SPRINGS, LLC, a Florida Limited
Liability Company,
SULLIVAN, husband and wife; et al,

dants, unknown tenants; and other unknown parties in possession, includ-
ing, the unknown spouse of any person in possession of the property, and if
a named Defendant is deceased, the surviving spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, and all other parties claiming by, through, under or
against that Defendant, and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or
corporate, or whose exact legal status is unknown, claiming under any of
the named or described Defendants.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that the Plaintiff filed a complaint to foreclose a
mortgage on July 13, 2009, said mortgage being recorded in Official Record
Book 651, Pages 293 through 294, with respect to the following described
property in Madison County, Florida, to-wit:
A parcel of land lying in Section 15, Township 1 South, Range 10 East,
Madison County, Florida and being more particularly described as follows:
commence at the Northeast corner of said Section 15, and run South 89 de-
grees 50 minutes 37 seconds West, a distance of 1,317.25 feet; thence South
00 degrees 30 minutes 21 seconds East, a distance of 30.77 feet to the South
maintained right of way of Benchmark Drive; thence South 89 degrees 00
minutes 11 seconds West along said right of way, a distance of 368.15 feet,
thence South 89 degrees 11 minutes 21 seconds West along said right of way,
a distance of 309.44 feet to the Point of Beginning, from said Point of Begin-
ning and leaving said right of way, run South 00 degrees 30 minutes 21
seconds East, a distance of 703.86 feet; thence South 89 degrees 57 minutes
55 seconds West, a distance of 311.26 feet; thence North 00 degrees 30 min-
utes 21 seconds West, a distance of 700.12 feet to the South maintained right
of way of Benchmark Drive; thence North 89 degrees 16 minutes 40 seconds
East along said right of way, a distance of 311.25 feet to the Point of Begin-
ning, containing 5.02 acres, more or less.
has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any to it on Plaintiffs attorney and counsel of record, ROSE
M. DECKER, JR., Esquire of The Decker Law Firm, P.A., 320 White Av-
enue, Post Office Drawer 1288, Live Oak, Florida 32064, within thirty (30)
days after the first publication of this Notice of Action, and file the original
with the Clerk of the Court, Honorable TIM SANDERS, whose address is
Madison County Courthouse, Post Office Box 237, Madison, Florida 32341,
either before service on the Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter. If
you fail to answer, defend or otherwise plead to this action to foreclose a
mortgage, a Default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in
the Complaint. This Notice of Action is executed and published pursuant to
the provisions of 49.08, et seq.. Florida Statutes.
DATE: December 9, 2009.
Clerk of the Court
Madison County, Florida
BY Ramona Dickinson
As Deputy Clerk

12/16, 1223

This is to inform you that Madison County will hold a pre-bid conference
and walk-thru for the weatherization work of six (6) single-family dwellings
in the Madison County Weatherization program.
This meeting will be held Friday, December 18, 2009, beginning at 8:00 am
at Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc. Outreach Office, 146 SE Bunker
Street, Madison, Florida 32341.
The conference and walk-thru is mandatory, no exceptions, for contractors
who plan to bid. Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc. requires each
contractor to be properly licensed, carry general liability insurance of at
least $1,000,000.00, POI (Pollution Occurrence Insurance) and
Workers Comp Insurance (No Exemptions) before bid opening.
Original bids for these units will be due by 12:00 noon Tuesday, December
22, 2009, at Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc. Outreach Office, In-
dustrial Park, 146 SE Bunker Street, Madison, Fiorida 32341. Please mark
envelope "Sealed Bid for Name of Homeowner". Bids to be opened and
awarded Thursday, December 22, 2009, at 12:30 p.m.
Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc. has the right to reject any aad all
bids. The bids will be awarded on the most cost effective basis.


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The City of Madison, Florida, in accordance with Section 287,055, Fla.
Statutes "Consultants Competitive Negotiations Act" is requesting of quali-
fied individuals or firms to provide architectural/engineering services for
City project, Police Department Building Renovations. The City desires to
establish a contract to provide:
1) Preliminary Architectural Feasibility Report as required for
Rural Development (USDA) financed facilities.
2) Project Environmental Information as required for Rural
Development (USDA) financed facilities.
The firm may be employed to provide additional construction plans and
specifications including any related specific studies, site investigation, engi-
neering, testing or technical support. All such additional actions shall be
subject to the sole discretion of the City.
The architectural/engineering firm selected shall be required to assume
responsibility for all services offered by the firm's proposal regardless of
whether they are produced "in-house" or performed under a joint or sub
contractual arrangement. Such firm shall be the sole point of contact with
regard to this project.
All proposals must be submitted in writing by 1:00 P.M. eastern stan-
dard time, on January 4, 2010, to receive administrative consideration. Pro-
posals should be addressed to:
Lee Anne Hall, City Clerk
City of Madison
321 SW Rutledge Street
Madison, FL 32340
All proposals must be sealed and clearly marked on the outside "Police
Building Renovations." Proposals should be submitted in an original and
six copies. Questions concerning the RFP should be directed to Harold Em-
rich, City Manager at (850) 973-5081.
The proposal content should include:
1. Letter of transmittal.
2. Location of office from which work is to be accomplished.
3. Briefly state the proposer's familiarity with the specific site
and City of Madison.
4. Descriptions of firms' experience with USDA grant/loan
application requirements as related to similar projects.
5. State the time frame to complete the Preliminary architect
tural feasibility report and project Environmental informa
tion as required by USDA.
6. Briefly and concisely state qualifications and reasons to
slect your proposal.
The City of Madison reserves the right to waive irregularities in the pro-
posal and reject any and all proposals and to request additional informa-
tion from proposers if necessary.


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The Wardlaw-Smith Mansion has been decorated for the Christmas season in-
side and out. The Civil War era home located on Highway 90 in downtown Madison
is open for visitors to view the interior rooms on both the first floor and second floor
that have been arranged by local citizens to demonstrate the decor of ages gone by
in the South. It was a visit worth making to feel Christmas of more than a century
ago. (Please see Friday's paper for full coverage.)


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