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Title: Madison County carrier
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Publisher: Tommy Greene
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Publication Date: January 13, 2010
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SSince I 964
The Spirit Of Madison County
Wed., January 13, 2010 VOL. 46 NO. 21


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Path Of
Faith


Section B


Cno( c U ri rl


Compete In
Tournament
Page 1 IA


Inside Today:
is Lee Library Whole Child


Shows
Community Pride
Page -A


Needs
Partners
Page bA


Indoor Marijuana

Grow House Shut Down


Kelsi Reams, center, will host her seventh annu-
al hot chocolate sale on Saturday, Jan. 16. She is pic-
tured with her sister, Abby, left, who has cystic
fibrosis and her sister, Khloe. All proceeds will ben-
efit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Kelsi's Seventh

Annual Hot

Chocolate Sale

Set For Saturday
Kelsi and Chloe Reams, along with their family
and friends, will be hosting the Seventh Annual Hot
Chocolate Sale this Saturday, Jan. 16, from 8 a.m. to
2 p.m. at Scott Realty on 221 South in Greenville.
Kelsi and Chloe's sister, Abby, was diagnosed
with cystic fibrosis in 2003 at five months of age.
With the help of her medications and therapy, Abby
has remained in good health since her diagnosis.
All proceeds of the sale will go to The Cystic Fi-
brosis Foundation, where 98 cents of every dollar is
Please see Hot Chocolate, Page 4A


Photo Submitted
The Drug Task Force seized over 100 mature marijuana plants valued at over
$250,000.00 growing in this "indoor" grow and an additional one-half pound of
dried marijuana.


Madison County
Sheriff Ben Stewart re-
ports that on Wednesday,
Jan. 6, at approximately
9 p.m., the Madison
County Drug Task con-
ducted an investigation
that resulted in shutting
down a major "indoor"
marijuana growing oper-
ation.
This operation was
well managed and so-
phisticated to the extent
that upon entry in 24 de-
gree weather the inside
portion of the grow
house was maintained at
92 degrees. The "in-door"
grow started as a dou-


Jorge Rios, 49, of
Hialeah was arrested
and charged: cultivating
marijuana, possession
of marijuana with intent
to sell, Possession Drug
Paraphernalia, and theft
of utilities.


blewide mobile home
that was converted into
an efficiency apartment
with one bedroom,
kitchen and bathroom.
The remainder of the
mobile home was peti-
tioned to contain the "in-
door" grow. This
operation was equipped
with over 30 indoor grow
lights with automatic
timers, automatic wa-
ters, carbon dioxide
tanks, Two five ton water
pump heat/cooling units
with three spares. The
"indoor" grow operation
Please see Grow House,
Page 4A


Heaters
Needed
For
Madison
County
Seniors
By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
During these coldest
days of winter, many se-
niors have been limited
to electric blankets and
small heaters that sim-
ply aren't enough to
fight the cold and could
jeopardize their health.
Throughout Madison
County, these elders
have few alternatives, so
the Senior Center has
reached out on their be-
half to ask for donations
of larger heaters.
"First of all, thanks
to everyone who has
helped out this winter
with blankets, jackets,
sweaters and food. We
have been able to help
numerous seniors in
need this winter. Howev-
er, we are in desperate
need of large room
heaters. Many of our se-
niors are surviving the
cold temperatures by us-
ing small bathroom elec-
tric heaters or very old
electric blankets. Tem-
Please see Heaters
Needed, Page 4A


Important
Information
In The Mail
2010 Homestead
& Agricultural
Renewal Cards


The Madison Coun-
ty Property Appraiser's
office has mailed your
renewal cards for ex-
emptions that you may
still be entitled to. Please
read carefully and call if
you have any questions
concerning the mail you
received. If you are still
entitled to Homestead
exemption (white card)
and/or Agricultural
classification (green
card) there is no need to
sign and return this
card, as it is automati-
cally renewed.
Any change that has
occurred with the ex-
emption or classification
of your property should
be reported to Barfields
office by March 1.
Change in owner-
Please see 2010
Homestead, Page 4A


Little And Pre-Teen

Miss Essence Pageant

Set For Sunday


Photo submitted by Oliver Bradley
The Little Miss Essence and Pre-Teen Miss Essence Pageant will be held
Sunday, Jan. 17, at 3 p.m. at the Madison County Central School Gym. Entrants
in the pageant include: Front row, left to right: Kamia Henderson, Kennedy
Fogle, Kwantianna Bell and Aaliyah Rowe. Back row, left to right: Alexis Korne-
gay, Desja Smiley, Tonisha Williams and Denetra Lee. Morningstar Missionary
Baptist Church and WMAF Radio sponsor the pageant.

Mars In The Shadow

Of The Moon


The crescent
moon and the red plan-
et were seen over
Madison in the waning
hours of Sunday, Jan.
10. Mars can be seen
just below the shadow
of the moon. An awe-
some spectacle, which
leads many to ask, "Is
there life out there?"
I


Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Tommy Greene, Jan. 10, 2010


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Photo submitted by Amanda Plain
Lucas Plain, son of Chad and Amanda Plain,
smiles as icicles surround him.


John, left, and Jim, right, twin sons of Jim and
Lisa Flournoy, look like they have just stepped into
the magical land of Narnia from the C.S. Lewis nov-
els, as there is ice all around.


IInde Loal eater


2 Sections, 26 Pages
Around Madison 5-7A Legals 13A
Church Section B Health 14A
Classifieds 12A School 10A
Editorial 2-3A Sports 11A


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at 5 to 10 mph. the low 60s and lows in the mid upper 60s and lows in the low 50s. Highs in the low 70s and lows in
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Wednesday, January 13, 2010


VIEWPOINTS & OPINIONS


Wandering With
The Publisher
Mary Ellen Greene
Columnlist


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

Family Happy With Treatment At MCMH


Dear Editor
Please allow us to express our
thanks and appreciation the folks
at Madison County Memorial
Hospital. using this space.
Jake went to MCMH on Sun-
day, December 27, 2009, with
coughing and shortness of
breath. We were met by Lucas
Williams who immediately began
to "attend to the situation." A
physician's assistant was called
in after Lucas did the prelimi-
nary stuff. The PA ordered rou-
tine tests and a shot to help
relieve the pain and shortness of
breath. Jake had a fever. The PA
told us "babies and old people
aren't supposed to have fever and
I'm admitting him to the hospi-
tal." Immediately we began to
backtrack and think of transfer-
ring to SGMC because Jake's pul-
monary doctor is there. The folks
at MCMH had already started an


antibiotic IV. Jake decided he
wasn't up to the ride so let's just
stay put.
Bottom line, we decided to
stay wife included. We asked for
a private room, but there wasn't
one available. The staff that was
on call that night (and the rest of
the stay) made every effort to tend
to the needs of Jake and even see
that I could stay with him. I recall
one of the nurses who came in
saying, "This is my ministry."
She was doing somehting to try
and make Jake as comfortable as
possible. You can pay for that -
ministry I mean. THANK YOU.
Afrer we were dismissed from
MCMH, I went back to get a copy
of the medical records for that
visit to take to the primary doctor
in Valdosta. Dr. Medina looked
over the entire report and said to
us, "Those folks did exactly what
they should have done." How


grateful we are that was the case
and Jake is much improved.
All of us here in Madison and
in the County can rest easy when
it comes to getting immediate pro-
fessional care for any medial
problem. Although we didn't
"know" each one of the profes-
sional who tended to our needs,
we want to thank whoever is re-
sponsible for selecting from a
"pool of doctors" those who did
serve us.
Let's continue to support our
local hospital and its staff and
look forward to the ground break-
ing of the new hospital in the new
future.


Sincerely,
Jake and Judy
Phone 973-6555
201 NE Horry Ave.
Madison, FL 32340
Have a blessed day


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City of Madison
Public Service Announcement
DAMAGE PREVENTION Is
Everyone's Responsibility

The City of Madison requests that you
please call Sunshine at 1-800-432-4770
at least 48 hours before you dig, but not
more than 5 days. Have information
ready when calling: company name/ad-
dress, contact person, phone number,
location of dig site, extent and type of
work, and date/start time of excavation.
Wait 48 hours for underground facilities
to be marked. Respect and protect the
facility operator's marks. Dig with care!
Always hand dig when within two feet on
either side of any marked lines.



Public Service Announcement
From the City of Madison

NATURAL GAS

A Gas leak could be dangerous but gas itself
has no odor. So, for your safety, a smell like
rotten eggs is added. If you smell such an
odor:

1. Don't use the telephone
2. Don't turn lights on or off, or use anything
electrical.
3. Go outside right away.
4. Ask a neighbor to call the Gas company.
5. Don't go back into the house until the gas
company says it's safe.

PLEASE KEEP GAS SAFE.

(850) 973-5081 City Hall Working Hours
(850) 973-5075 Fire Department After Hours


William Henry Harrison


By Paul Niemann
Sometimes the answer is right in front of you.
His name was Bill Harrison, and he could give
a killer speech. Literally speaking, it was his last
speech that resulted in his death.
Bill lived from 1773 until 1841. He grew up with
four sisters and two brothers in Berkeley, Virginia.
He had a cow and a goat as pets. Nothing unusual
there, I guess.
He wanted to marry
Anna Symmes of
Cincinnati, and when
her father disapproved
of their union, they
eloped. Bill and Anna
had nine children five
sons and four daughters.
Bill and his new father-
in-law would eventually
get along just fine.
Bill served as an
Army officer who often
fought Indians. He
fought in the Northwest,
which in those days con-
sisted of Indiana, Ohio,
Michigan and Illinois.
On two occasions,
Bill Harrison and his
men fought Tecumseh's
Indians. Bill won the
first battle in November
of 1811 at Indiana's
Tippecanoe River, in
what became known as William He
the Battle of Tippeca-
noe. That battle would play an important role in
Bill's future. He also defeated Tecumseh in the Bat-
tle of the Thames in 1813.
But how did he catch pneumonia?
At the age of 68, Bill died exactly one month af-
ter catching pneumonia as he was about to settle
into his new job. He stood out in the cold and gave a
speech. It wasn't a typical speech, though; it lasted
two hours.
There's a street in my hometown of Quincy, Illi-
nois, that is named after Bill Harrison. That street


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runs parallel to the streets of Van Buren, Adams,
Monroe, Madison, Jefferson and Washington.
You see, the 2-hour speech that Bill Harrison,
better known as William Henry Harrison, gave was
for his inauguration ... as the 9th president of the
United States!
As I said at the beginning of this story, some-
times the answer is right in front of you. But there's
more to this story
President Harrison
served only one month
as president. His grand-
son, Ben Harrison, fol-
lowed him into the
family business when he
became our 23rd presi-
S.dent in 1889.
As for the battle of
Tippecanoe, this is
where the campaign slo-
gan of "Tippecanoe and
Tyler, Too" came from.
John Tyler was Harri-
son's vice president.
.f tAnd who was it that
wrote his two-hour
speech the one that lit-
erally cost him his life?
None other than
Daniel Webster, who
tried and failed three
times to win the presi-
dency himself. He did be-
come a United States
ry Harrison senator and the Secre-
tary of State, though.
Ironically, Webster would have become presi-
dent on two separate occasions if he had been will-
ing to accept the vice presidency position that he
had been offered twice. Harrison offered him the
position as his running mate in 1840 and so did our
12th president, Zachary Taylor, in 1848.
He turned down both future presidents. Since
both presidents would later die in office, Webster
would have become president if he had accepted the
position of vice president.
But you knew that all along, didn't you?


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Prayer Marathon
Remember to pray during the prayer marathon,
which began 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. at 12:15, Gene Clark
will lead the prayer meeting.
Happy birthday wishes go out to Logan Groover
who will turn 15 on Friday, Jan. 15. Drew Herring
will turn 10 that day and Casey Hooker will also cel-
ebrate a birthday on Friday. Lucas Williams, Joyce
Bethea and Stephanie Adams will celebrate their
birthdays on Saturday, Jan. 16. Happy birthday
wishes also go out to Hiroko Cherry, Jason Hughey
and Chelsea Stevens who all celebrate their big days
on Monday, Jan. 19.
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.






Mijanvo Monese Cobb vs. Ramon Lamar Cobb -
dissolution of marriage
Rena L. Jones vs. Sherrell Wilson and Kevin
Turner auto negligence
Deloris Turner vs. James Bernard Edwards -
repeat domestic injunction
Arthur G. Smith vs. Tracy E. White foreclo-
sure
Arthur G. Smith vs. Louis Hall foreclosure
Bank of New York Mellon vs. Richard
Metacarpa, Jr. foreclosure
Jeffrey Gardner vs. Robert E Spindell, et al -
other civil
Green Tree Services vs. Ronald E. Webb fore-
closure
Jessica Noe and Department of Revenue vs. Col-
by Hylton support














Sa.6-5&S un.10

Valdosta-
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Confrene Cnte


As most of you know the city provides a
service that picks up yard limbs that people
pile by the road in front of their houses. I am
here to notify you that the cities limb truck has
been broke down since Thanksgiving,,why it
hasnt been fixed is not known but i can tell you
that the city has been trying its hardest to keep
up with the pile pick up! Here in lies the prob-
lem,,i will not use names only initials on this
person in question. It was said by S.J. that the
city only worries about the white side of town
and doesn't care about tha black side of
town,,this is just absurd! The city hasnt been
picking up on either side,,,and why does it al-
ways come down to black and white? I simply
don't understand how a man that drives around
Madison, being a city commissioner to top it
off,,can say such a thing like that! The city is
short handed and having faulty equipment
doesn't help,,but i see our city going nowhere at
all with this kinda attitude! Most of the time
the city has the limbs picked up in a timely
manner and there are no complaints,,but leave
it to one of the city commissioners to make a
racial comment like that,,and how do you
think it makes the employees feel when they
are not to blame? I ask everyone to appreciate
what the city does,,because its very hard to
deal with the public when people get attitudes
such as S.J.'s Just be more understanding and
if u see a city employee doing their job,,then
let him / her know they are appreciated!
Thank you

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Whenever a political
party triumphs as deci-
sively as the Democrats
did in the 2006 and 2008
elections, there is a nat-
ural tendency to inter-
pret the results as a
sweeping mandate and
overreach with the sub-
sequent legislative agen-
da. When voters decide
the party in charge is
overreaching, they tend
to "throw the bums out."
The 2010 midterm elec-
tion 11 months from now
is shaping up badly for
Democrats.
What a difference a
year makes! This time
last year, it would appear
that nothing could stop
Barack Obama as he pre-
pared to take office. With
his party firmly in con-
trol of both houses of
Congress, Obama had a
unique opportunity to
improve our political
landscape.
Obama campaigned
in 2008 as a Washington
outsider who could heal
our political divide and
be a transcendental
leader. Instead, he has re-
neged on his promises
and been a partisan,
pulling the country
much further left than ei-
ther our political mood
or the economy will per-
mit. He and his liberal al-
lies in Congressional
leadership positions have
overreached and are suf-
fering greatly in political
opinion.
First, they pushed
through a $787 billion
stimulus package to
boost the economy from
recession. Mistakenly,
Obama allowed House
speaker Pelosi and her
committee chairmen to
write the bill. Rather
than stimulate the econo-
my, the legislation was
written to stimulate
votes, so it hasn't worked.
While there are some
public works projects
that are stimulative,
most of the money is be-
ing spent on frivolous
projects that not only are
a waste of money, they
won't help in any way to
boost economic activity
The government
must be careful when
spending taxpayer mon-
ey much more careful
than politicians and
specifically Democrats
tend to be. You can argue
that helping a small town
like Lee install a waste
management system is a
good thing and stimula-
tive. But helping the
health department in
New York City produce a
brochure to show heroin
addicts how to safely get
a fix is an egregious
waste of money Ordi-
nary people like you and


me recognize waste when
we see it even if politi-
cians and bureaucrats
can't.
Obama touted that
this bill would stop the
rise in unemployment at
8 percent. Instead we
have been at or above 10
percent for the last three
months and in December,
we lost another 85,000
jobs. The bottom line for
a robust economy is a
falling unemployment
rate toward 5 percent or
lower. Obama hasn't de-
livered. There is so much
economic uncertainty
that employers are sim-
ply not hiring, preferring
instead to bank on higher
productivity or overtime
to deliver new business.
After the stimulus
debacle, the Democrats
tackled energy and
health care. Their ap-
proach to this legislation
was so partisan that they
were unable to attract
any Republican support.
The energy bill passed
the House in June by a
razor-thin margin of 219-
212. The health care bill
passed 220-215. Not only
were these measures op-
posed unanimously by
the Republicans, quite a
few Democrats joined in
opposition. You could
say that the only biparti-
san spirit was in opposi-
tion.
It didn't have to be
this way, but President
Obama has set this tone
from his first day in of-
fice. When he called Re-
publicans into the White
House in the first few
weeks of his administra-
tion, Eric Cantor of Vir-


ginia suggested moder-
ate ways that the presi-
dent could champion
bipartisan ideas for his
agenda. Obama's re-
sponse: "I won and you
guys lost. We're going to
do things my way."
That's pretty clear, isn't
it? Maybe that's how
things are done in Chica-
go, but most of us don't
come from the presi-
dent's corrupt home-
town. Now do you
understand why the Re-
publicans have been la-
beled the party of no?
The American peo-
ple may be gullible, but
we're not stupid. We un-
derstand that job one is
the economy, followed
closely by national secu-
rity Obama's priorities
are way out of line with
what the people think he
should be doing, and his
popularity is plummet-
ing as a result. Only at
the end of the year did
Mr. Obama begin to focus
on unemployment. After
four al-Qaeda attacks in
2009, he appears to be
waking up to the threat
posed by radical Islam.
He seems to be a slow
learner.
There is a life lesson
here. People who over-
reach and confuse their
priorities tend to fall
short and fail. During
the recent housing bub-
ble, all sorts of people
overreached, buying
homes they couldn't af-
ford with silly, unsustain-
able mortgages. Failure
in this type of business is
called foreclosure. In pol-
itics, failure is a lost elec-
tion.


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Overreach


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LOCAL CRIME & FROM PAGE ONE


Grow House


cont from Page 1A


ALL SUSPECTS SHOULD BE CONSIDERED had illegally installed two additional 200 amp elec-
INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A trical services gaining electrical power above the
COURT OF LAW electric meter to power the "indoor" grow equip-
Drug Task Force Conducts ment.
Aggressive Patrol Heaters Needed


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Trevis Latimere


Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart reports
that on Friday night, Jan. 8, between the hours of 2
p.m. and 11 p.m., the Madison County Drug Task
conducted an aggressive patrol operation targeting
areas of known drug activity The operation resulted
in four separate arrests.
Arrested:
Trevis Latimere, B/M, DOB: 01/08/1991 of Madi-
son Florida, Charge: Possession of Marijuana.
Sean Johnson, W/M, DOB: 10/05/1990, of
Greenville, Florida, Charge: Possession of Marijua-
na.
Two additional juvenile arrests for resisting
without violence were made.
Three Arrested
For Burglary
Three men were arrested on charges of bur-
glary on New Year's night.
On January 1 at 6:57 pm, Ptl. Joey Smith was dis-
patched to 126 Schillings St. in reference to a bur-
glary in progress.
According to a Madison Police Department re-
port, on arrival, Ptl. Smith observed forced entry to
the door of the residence.
Officers cleared the inside of the residence for
possible suspect. None were located.
While on scene, a witness provided Sgt. Chris
Cooks with a description of the suspects and a de-
scription of the vehicle they drove away in.
Deputy Joey Knight conducted a traffic stop on a
vehicle that matched the description of the suspect
vehicle a few blocks away from the scene. The vehi-
cle's occupants also matched the description provid-
ed by the eyewitness.
Sgt. Cooks and Ptl. Smith arrived at the traffic
stop and conducted interviews with the suspects.
After eyewitness identification, driver Jerry
Alexander, Jr. and passengers Marvin House and
Joshua Gamble were placed under arrest and trans-
ported to the county jail.
All three suspects were charged with burglary


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what you feel because
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2010 marks the 100th year of scouting...
February 10, 2010, The Madison County Carrier
will publish a special keepsake edition.
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Organizers urge and invite
all interested individuals
to join the team!
Local officials, civic leadership, business own-
ers, and parents agree Madison County is very for-
tunate to have a resource like the Tobacco Free
Madison Partnership. Organized to establish per-
manent solutions to fight the most deadly avoidable
killer. The partnership is meeting on Jan. 27 from
3:30 5:30 p.m. at the Madison County Health De-
partment.
"We're creating solutions to eliminate tobacco
use and its health consequences," states Doug Freer,
local organizer with the health department. Assist-
ed by Ashley Rudd, he and several dozen volunteers
who have already joined this worthwhile cause will
be discussing the project and its benefits that reach
throughout Madison County
The Madison County Health Department is lo-
cated at 218 SW Third Avenue, just west of down-
town Madison. Doug Freer may be contacted at (850)
973-5000, ext. 119, or Ashley Rudd at ext. 120, for more
information.


cont from Page 1A
peratures have dropped so low that it is taking more
and more for many of our seniors to stay warm.
Please help us to keep them safe and warm this win-
ter," stated Sharon Underhill, Older American Act
Coordinator at the Senior Center Council.
The Senior Center of Madison County can be
reached at (850) 973 4241.

Hot Chocolate
cont from Page 1A
used for research. This research has resulted in sev-
eral drugs, (two of which Abby takes) which im-
prove the life of people with CF The goal is to
develop new drugs that will cure or provide total
control of CE
So far, Kelsi's Hot Chocolate Sale has raised near-
ly $15,000 for The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Come out and join them for this great cause and
enjoy Kelsi's Famous Hot Chocolate, coffee and other
goodies.
Many thanks to Roy and Debe Scott for gracious-
ly allowing them the use of their office building.

2010 Homestead
cont from Page 1A
ship of property requires the new owner to make ap-
plication for any exemption they may be entitled to,
even if it is family members.
If you move to another home, your homestead
does not move with you. You must transfer the
homestead in their office to your new residence. IT
IS NOT AUTOMATIC.
DEADLINE: You must make application for all
exemptions by March 1 in the Property Appraiser's
office on the 2nd floor of the courthouse annex, lo-
cated at 229 SW Pinckney St, Room 201, Madison,
Florida 32340, 8 am to 5 pm Monday Friday If this
is not convenient, please call the office to make oth-
er arrangements (850) 973-6133.
Important: If you
feel you may be entitled
to other exemptions, it
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AROUND MADISON COUNTY


WhiftuarV

Robert T.
Whitaker
Robert T. Whitaker
(Tam) entered into rest
on Sunday, January
the 3rd of 2010 at his
home.
Tam was born in
Miami, Florida on Feb-
ruary 22, 1945. After
serving in the US
Coast Guard and re-
ceiving an honorable
discharge, he resided
most of his life in
Florida where he was a
truck driver.
He is survived by
his children; (daugh-
ters) Cindy and Vance
Rogers of Florida,
Kimberly and Mike
Lakner of Florida,
Donna and Jamie Free
of Tennessee, (sons)
Kenneth and Emily
Whitaker of Okla-
homa, Dennis & Va-
lynn Johnson of Utah.
Tam is also survived
by 17 grandchildren
and two great grand-
children along with
his many friends and
family.
His family and
friends met in remem-
brance of him on Sat-
urday, January 9, at 4
p.m. at the American
Legion Hall (Post #91)
just north of Trenton
at 4200 S. US Hwy 129,
Bell, Florida 32619.
Flowers and condo-
lences can be sent care
of Cindy Rogers, 6860
SW 85th Place, Tren-
ton, Florida 32693.


January 1 25
It is that time of
year again! Girl Scout
Cookie pre-orders
start January 1, 2010.
Girls Scouts from
across the 19 counties
of the Florida Pan-
handle will take pre-
orders for cookies
from January 1
through January 25.
Cookies will be deliv-
ered to customers
starting February 13,
2010. The price is $3.50
per box. The preorder
period guarantees
customers the avail-
ability and the receiv-
ing of their favorite


cookies. Girl Scout
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February 20, 2010.
January 13
The next meeting
of the 55 Plus Club will
be January 13, 2010 at
the UMCM Communi-
ty Center. The Center
is located about 5
miles North of Madi-
son on Highway 145.
The purpose of the 55
Plus Club is to meet
for Christian fellow-
ship over lunch with
an informative or en-
tertaining program,
with particular inter-
est to seniors.
The program for


The Ushers of Jeslamb A.M.E.
Church in Madison will be cele-
brating their anniversary on Sun-
day, Jan. 17.
The event will begin at 11 a.m.
with Rev. Dr. Ervin Donaldson, Sr.
as the speaker.


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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
Center.
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 Noon and
the program follows.


Rev. Deborah Warner, pastor,
invites everyone to help celebrate
the Ushers Anniversary
For more information on the
event, please contact Eula Donald-
son at (850) 973-6392 or (850) 570-
4822.


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Wednesday, January 13, 2010


AROUND MADISON COUNTY


Whole Child Organizers Seeking


Community Partners

Clients praise to benefit of new countywide resource


Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Michael Curtis, January 8, 2010
The volunteers who have stepped up in support of Madison County Whole
Child are comprised of local notables committed to delivering this unique com-
munity resource. Pictured left to right are: VeEtta Hagan, Edna Turner and Eve-
lyn Haynes.


By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The range of services connected with the Madi-
son County Whole Child project is broad. This is a
necessity to achieve its purpose though, and that
purpose is simply to help children thrive. Realizing

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Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Michael Curtis, January 8, 2010
Tonya Bell (left) conducts a Whole Child survey
with client Tamisha Ealy. Bell has performed dozens
of these extensive, yet easy-to-use, questionnaires
that connect clients with all available services and
resources associated with their unique needs and
situation.
this purpose, however, is not so simple, as all major
influences in the child's life must be considered.
Structuring a solution that addresses critical
family needs, so that children ages 0-18 are given
every opportunity to succeed, is an enormous un-
dertaking. It requires a team effort. a coordinated
approach organizers are confidant will result in
real progress. In order to build this team, they are
requesting those who have experience in any of the
following areas to share their opinions and a few
minutes for this worthwhile county cause.
These areas, referred to the Six Whole Child Di-
mensions are:
Physical and Mental Health Focus on getting
quality health care for all children
Quality Early Education Parents and providers
working together to ensure children get a good start
with their education
Safe and Nurturing Environment Children
deserve and home and neighborhood that is safe and
free from physical, social or environmental health
dangers
Economic Stability -families must be gainfully
employed, with consistent access to good nutrition,
health, and other essential resources
Social Interaction and Competence Children, and
later as adults, must learn to interact positively with
one another and solve problems without violence
Spiritual Foundation and Strength Children have
a sense of hope for a future and appreciate they are
part of a larger community


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There have been nu- "
merous discussions re-
garding this initiative
since it was launched in
other Florida counties
several years ago. Sever-
al of these exchanges
have centered on the
lack of confidence, espe-
cially in rural settings,
toward "fixit" plans Whole Child is dedi
promising to make peo- Whole Child is dedica
ple healthier and (right) sponsored a lunch
wealthier. All agree this Healthy Start Coalition, C
a bad attitude must be kicked in the teeth.
"To believe that nothing good will come of a
new local plan because previous efforts have failed,
or that these efforts are just window dressing, not
only violates the Sixth Dimension of Whole Child -
the one concerned with spiritual foundation and
strength but also violates every major triumph in
America history," one volunteer declared.
The organizers of the Whole Child project,
along with the two-dozen advisory council mem-
bers, gratefully request all who share a sense of ur-
gency for the goals outlined in the project for just a


Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Michael Curtis, January 8, 2010
ited to helping children thrive. Organizer Donna Hagan
meeting on Jan. 6, with her colleague from the local
raig Wilson (left) and Chastity Siplin.
few hours.
The 250 clients who have come through the con-
venient, online process which Tonya Bell con-
ducts in Madison County will testify to having
received help few knew was available.
Community partners and volunteers are grate-
fully requested to phone the Healthy Start Coalition
of Jefferson, Madison and Taylor Counties at (850)
948-2741. Of course, anyone seeking assistance are
urged to call or visit www.healthystartjmt.org.
Michael Curtis can be reached at
michael@greenepublishing.com.


Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Michael Curtis, January 8, 2010
Whole Child Board Member Doug Freer, leaning on table, and Board Chair Merv Mattair share ideas and
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Regional Librarian Danny Hales (right) addresses the Madison County Board of County Commissioners on Jan. 6 regarding the new Lee Library.
By Michael Curtis contributions, waived fees, The educational and activity rooms. been a community crusad- ly accepted as an
Greene Publishing, Inc. donated land, and key col- community benefits of the In addition to the fi- er for the library for years, community r
Regional Librarian laborations, the project new library are numerous. nancial and construction starting as a one-woman From its classic r
Danny Hales is no stranger came in almost $20,000 un- Employment agencies, as updates, Hales was very army and then ultimately its modern Inter
to the library game. In fact, der budget. The annual well as local health and ser- pleased to submit Thelma organizing a facility that vices, the new Lee
if the business of libraries costs will naturally be high- vice providers, among oth- Thompson as the honoree was later picked up by the already stands as
were a football game, Hales er in the new 5000-square- ers, intend to utilize the for whom the new library Suwannee Regional Li- ment to commun
would definitely be a Hall of foot facility, but these library as well. There are conference room would be brary system. mitment, not to m
Fame quarterback. During increases were expected. also meeting facilities and named. Thompson has Libraries are general- architectural excel
a recent address to the The new libr
Board of County Commis- cated next to Lee
sioners, Hales returned the tary
praise, hailing the Lee Li- Determinations r
brary as an effort illustrat- hours of operation
ing the community official grand open
commitment in Madison be forthcoming.
County meantime, the cu
The regional adminis- brary which is lo
trator was also pleased to County Road 255 j
report the successful of US 90, remain
fundraising efforts of the The phone number
Friends of the Lee Library ,971-5665.
who raised over $40,000 for Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Michael Curtis, January 6, 2010 Michael Curt
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Photographic Treasures Volume III Released


Submitted by Justina A. Cone
The Treasures of Madison County (TMC)
held an afternoon celebratory reception on Sun-
day, December 20, 2009. The anxiously awaited
Volume III Photographic Treasures of Madison


County was presented to all who had pre-pur-
chased their copy. Co-authors Teenie Cave and
Maria Greene were on hand to receive congratu-
lations on their outstanding effort to preserve the
visual images and history of Madison County. A
special benefit of attending the reception was be-
ing able to have Cave and Greene sign copies of
Volume III.
Those attending the event made their way to
the kitchen ofthe Livingston House, where they
were able to enjoy a cozy fire in the fireplace. Im-
promptu memory shar-
ing took place, as many
took the time to sit and
flip through the pages
of Volume III. Stories
behind the photos,
their era and subjects
were shared among the
athered ronln


Livingston House was elegantly and hand-
somely decorated for Christmas. Hosts John and
Janet Maier warmly welcomed visitors to their
home and served guests an array of tempting re-
freshments.
Volume I is sold out and a very limited num-
ber of Volume II remains. Both Volume II and
Volume III Photographic Treasures of Madison
County are available for sale at The Treasures of
Madison County Museum, 200 SW Range Ave. and
at The Old Book Store, 317 SW Pinckney Street.


Photo by Juanita Cone, Dec. 20, 2009
Maria Hernandez Greene, left, and Monteen
Moore "Teenie" Cave, compiled the material for the
book Volume III Photographic Treasures of Madi-
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Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Madison County Carrier 7A





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REAL ESTATE


Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Administration Kicks Off



Mortgage Modification



Conversion Drive


The U.S. Department
of the Treasury and De-
partment of Housing
and Urban Development
(HUD) recently kicked
off a nationwide cam-
paign to help borrowers
who are currently in the
trial phase of their mod-
ified mortgages under
the Obama Administra-
tion's Home Affordable
Modification Program
(HAMP) convert to per-
manent modifications.
The modification
program, which has
helped over 650,000 bor-
rowers, is part of the Ad-
ministration's broader
commitment to stabilize
housing markets and to
provide relief to strug-
gling homeowners and is
a primary focus of finan-
cial stability efforts
moving forward. Rough-
ly 375,000 of the borrow-
ers who have begun trial
modifications since the
start of the program are
scheduled to convert to
permanent modifica-
tions by the end of the
year. Through the ef-
forts being announced
today, Treasury and
HUD will implement
new outreach tools and
borrower resources to
help convert as many tri-
al modifications as pos-
sible to permanent ones.
With tens of thou-
sands of trial modifica-
tions being made each
week, the Administra-
tion is now working to
ensure that eligible bor-
rowers have the informa-
tion and the assistance
needed to move from the
trial to the permanent
modification phase. (All
mortgage modifications
begin with a trial phase
to allow borrowers to
submit the necessary
documentation and de-
termine whether the
modified monthly pay-
ment is sustainable for
them.) As the first round
of modifications convert
from the trial to perma-
nent phase, the Adminis-
tration has identified
several strategies for ad-
dressing the challenges
that borrowers confront
in receiving permanent
modifications.
In addition to the
conversion drive that
kicked off, the Obama
Administration has al-
ready taken several steps
to make the transition
from trial to permanent
modification easier and
more transparent by:


Extending the
period for trial modifica-
tions started on or be-
fore September 1st to
give homeowners more
time to submit required
information;

Streamlining
the application process
to minimize paperwork
and simplify the submis-
sion process; meeting
regularly with services
to identify necessary im-
provement to borrower
outreach and respon-
siveness;

Developing op-
erational metrics to hold
services accountable
for their performance,
which will soon be re-
ported publicly;

Enhancing bor-
rower resources on the
MakingHomeAfford-
able.gov website and the
Homeowner's HOPETM
Hotline (888-995-HOPE)
to provide direct access
to tools and housing
counselors.

The Mortgage
Modification Conver-
sion Drive will include
the following:
Service Account-
ability. As part of the
Administration's ongo-
ing efforts to hold ser-
vicers accountable for
their commitment to the
program and responsi-
bility to borrowers, the
following measures will
be added:
1. Top services
will be required to sub-
mit a schedule demon-
strating their plans to
reach a decision on each
loan for which they have
documentation and to
communicate either a
modification agreement
or denial letter to those
borrowers. Trea-
sury/Fannie Mae "ac-
count liaisons" are
being assigned to these
services and will follow
up daily as necessary to
monitor progress
against the service's
plan. Daily progress
will be aggregated by the
end of each business day
and reported to the Ad-
ministration.

2. Servicers failing
to meet performance
obligations under the
Service Participation
Agreement will be sub-
ject to consequences,
which could include


monetary penalties and
sanctions.

3. The December
MHA Servicer Perfor-
mance Report will in-
clude the data on
permanent modifica-
tions as well as the num-
ber of active trial period
modifications that may
convert by the end of the
year if all borrower doc-
uments are successfully
submitted, sorted by ser-
vicer and date.

4. Servicers will be
required to report to the
Administration the sta-
tus of each modification
to provide additional
transparency about situ-
ations where borrowers
face obstacles to moving
to the permanent phase.

Web tools for bor-
rowers. Because the doc-
ument submission
process can be a chal-
lenge for many borrow-
ers, the Administration
has created new re-
sources on www.Making
HomeAffordable.gov to
simplify and streamline
this step. New resources
include:

1. Links to all of
the required documents
and an income verifica-
tion checklist to help
borrowers request a
modification in four
easy steps;

2. Comprehensive
information about how
the trial phase works,
what borrower responsi-
bilities are to convert to
a permanent modifica-
tion, and a new instruc-
tional video, which
provides step by step in-
struction for borrowers;

3. A toolkit for
partner organizations to
directly assist their con-
stituents;

4. New web ban-
ners and tools for out-
reach partners to drive
more borrowers to the
site and Homeowner's
HOPETM Hotline (888-
995-HOPE).

Engagement of
state, local and commu-
nity stakeholders.
Through the conversion
drive, the Administra-
tion is engaging all lev-
els of government -
state, local and county -
to both increase aware-


ness of the program and
expand the resources
available to borrowers
as they navigate the
modification process.

1. HUD will engage
staff in its 81 field offices
to distribute outreach
tools. HUD will also en-
courage its 2700 HUD-
Approved Counseling
Organizations to distrib-
ute outreach informa-
tion to participating
borrowers.

2. By engaging the
National Governors As-
sociation (NGA), Nation-
al League of Cities
(NLC) and National As-
sociation of Counties
(NACo) the Administra-
tion is connecting with
the thousands of state,
local, and county offices
on the frontlines in large
and small communities
across the country who
are hardest hit by the
foreclosure crisis. These
offices will now have the
tools to increase aware-
ness of the program,
connect with and edu-
cate borrowers and
grassroots organiza-
tions on how to request a
modification and take
the additional steps to
ensure they are convert-
ed to permanent status;
and serve as an addition-
al trusted resource for
borrowers who are fac-
ing challenges with the
program.

3. In partnering
with the Conference of
State Bank Supervisors
and the American As-
sociation of Residen-
tial Mortgage
Regulators, state regu-
lators will now have en-
hanced tools to assist
borrowers who are fac-
ing challenges in con-
verting to a permanent
modification and to re-
port to the Administra-
tion on the progress
and challenges borrow-
ers and services are
facing on the ground.
Regulators will also be
empowered to work di-
rectly with escalation
and compliance teams
to ensure that HAMP
guidelines are consis-
tently applied.
More information
about the Obama Ad-
ministration's mortgage
modification program
can be found at
www.MakingHomeAffor
dable.gov.


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When the government intervened so sub-
stantially in Freddie Mac, which along with
Fannie Mae owned of guaranteed about half of
the $12 trillion dollar mortgage market, the
horizon looked bleak. Recently, Freddie Mac re-
ported its Sept. 30 earnings. Here's a summary:
Third quarter 2009 net loss was $5.0 billion.
After the dividend payment of $1.3 billion to the
U.S. Department of the Treasury on the senior
preferred stock, net loss attributable to com-
mon stockholders was $6.3 billion, or $1.94 per
diluted common share, for the quarter.
Net worth at September 30, 2009 was $10.4
billion. The positive net worth reflects an $8.5
billion gain in Accumulated Over Comprehen-
sive Income (AOCI) primarily driven by im-
proved values on the company's
available-for-sale securities. As a result of the
positive net worth, no additional funding from
the U.S. Department of the Treasury was re-
quired under the terms of the Senior Preferred
Stock Purchase Agreement for the third quar-
ter.

Third quarter 2009 results reflect:

Net interest income of $4.5 billion.

Net impairment of available-for-sale se-
curities recognized in earnings of $1.2 billion.

Provision for credit losses of $7.6 bil-
lion.

During the third quarter of 2009, Freddie
Mac continued to support the housing market
by:

Supporting the Obama Administra-
tion's Making Home Affordable program en-
abling more than 78,000 struggling borrowers
(more than 88,000 outstanding as of September
30, 2009) to accept offers to modify their loans
under the Home Affordable Modification pro-
gram and approximately 69,000 borrowers (ap-
proximately 98,000 year-to-date as of September
30, 2009) to lower their payments under the
Freddie Mac Relief Refinance Mortgage.

Helping approximately 26,000 addi-
tional borrowers stay in their homes or sell
their properties through the company's long-
standing, traditional foreclosure prevention
programs.

Providing liquidity to the mortgage
market by purchasing or guaranteeing $125 bil-
lion in mortgage loans and mortgage-related se-
curities, including $91 billion in single-family
refinance volume.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION IN THE MAIL
2010 Homestead & Agricultural Renewal Cards
Please read carefully!
The Madison County Property Appraiser's office has mailed your renewal cards for exemptions
that you may still be entitled to. Please read carefully and call if you have any questions concerning
the mail you received. If you are still entitled to Homestead exemption (white card) and/or
Agricultural classification (green card) there is no need to sign and return this card, it is
automatically renewed.
Any change that has occurred with the exemption or classification
of your property should be reported to this office by March 1st of 2010.
Change in ownership of property requires the new owner to make application
for any exemption they may be entitled to, even if it is family members.
If you move to another home, your homestead does not move with you.
You must transfer the homestead in our office to your new residence.
IT IS NOT AUTOMATIC.
DEADLINE: you must make application for all exemptions by March 1st 2010
in the Property Appraiser's office on the 2nd floor of the courthouse annex,
located at 229 SW Pinckney St, Room 201, Madison, Florida 32340,
8 am to 5 pm Monday Friday, if this is not convenient please call the office
to make other arrangements (850) 973-6133.
Important: If you feel you may be entitled to other exemptions,
it never hurts to ask!
Wishing you a Great Year!

Leigh B. Barfield, CFA
Madison County Property Appraiser
229 SW Pinckney St, Room 201 Madison, Florida 32340
www.madisonpa.com
(850) 973-6133


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Financial Moves
for the Newly Single
Provided by Brad Bashaw, Edward Jones


We can't always escape the sad events in our lives -
but we still need to carry on. Obviously, for a married
person, a divorce or the death of a spouse is a trau-
matic event. But if either event happens to you, you'll
need to make some financial moves to keep your life
on track.
One step you'll need to take is to examine your income
stream. Will you be able to collect alimony or life insur-
ance proceeds? If so, you'll want to factor these pro-
ceeds into your overall financial strategy. And if you're
employed, and you don't have disability income insur-
ance, you may want to consider it, because if you
should become sick or injured and cannot work, you
could face difficult times. Your employer may offer a
short-term disability policy as an employee benefit, but
it might not be sufficient, so you may need to consider
adding additional disability coverage on your own.
Of course, even as you consider your cash flow needs
for the present, you'll still have to plan for your future
- including your retirement. When you were married,
you may not have been contributing as much as you
could afford to your 401 (k), particularly if your spouse
was fully funding his or her retirement plan. And if your
spouse had an IRA, you might not have felt the need
for one, too. But now that you're solely in charge of
your own financial destiny, you'll need to consider put-
ting as much as you can possibly afford into your
401(k) or other employer-sponsored retirement plan,
along with your IRA. Because a 401(k) and an IRA
offer significant tax benefits, they are great vehicles in
which to save for retirement, so you should consider
taking full advantage of them.
And speaking of your 401(k), IRA and other invest-
ment accounts, you may now need to change the ben-
eficiary designations. These designations may even
supersede the instructions on your will, so it's impor-
tant to keep them current.
Apart from taking these steps, what else should you
do to make sure you position yourself to meet your
own goals? For one thing, you may need to review
your overall investment mix, both inside and outside
your retirement accounts. When you were married, you
and your spouse may have established a portfolio
based on a combination of your risk tolerances and
time horizons. But now you'll need to determine if your
existing asset allocation truly reflects your needs, pref-
erences and aspirations. A professional financial advi-
sor can help, so if you don't already work with one,
now might be a good time to start.
One final suggestion: If you have children at home,
make sure your life insurance coverage is sufficient.
You'll want to help make sure your children will be pro-
vided for, should anything happen to you.
There's no sugarcoating the pain and difficulties that
can accompany the loss of a spouse through death or
divorce. But by making the right financial moves, you
can help make life a little easier for yourself and your
loved ones.
This article was written by Edward Jones for use by
your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.


Brad Bashaw
Financial Advisor


EdwardJones


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P.O. Box 631 Madison, FL 32341
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Wednesday, January 13, 2010


SCHOOL


No Child Left Behind Hits 8th Birthday
Some Governors and Top Educators Call For Overhaul


By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
For the past several years in Madison County, a
growing number of students have taken advantage of
the professional tutoring services sponsored through
the public school system. As part of the "No Child
Left Behind" legislation, professional tutors conduct
18 hours of instruction, either one-on-one or in small
groups even traveling to the homes of their as-
signed students. The program, among other initia-
tives, is funded through the NCLB program. There is
also nationwide testing associated with the program
to determine the rate of success for schools and dis-
tricts.
The program is rolled up under the Elementary
and Secondary Education Act, and is now at its 8th
birthday. As it does, former Governor Bob Wise of
West Virginia and president of the Alliance for Ex-
cellent Education is asking the administration to
overhaul the system. Among other issues, the 'Al-
liance President Calls for ESEA Reauthorization in
2010 to attack the dropout crisis that claimed more
than 103,900 of Florida's students in 2009," according
to a recent press release.
"Today marks the eighth birthday of the signing
of the 'No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB),' the most
recent version of the Elementary and Secondary Ed-
ucation Act (ESEA). Reauthorization of the law,
which was due in 2007, has yet to occur. For every
year that Congress fails to address the unique chal-
lenges faced by high schools through a reauthoriza-
tion of ESEA, approximately 1.3 million students
across the nation will drop out of school. In Florida
alone, more than 103,900 students left high school in
2009 prior to earning their diploma," the release goes
on to say
"In many ways, NCLB is a compact disc in an
iPod world," said Wise. "It's still around, but it is in
desperate need of an upgrade. The best birthday pre-
sent for Florida's students is for the Congress and
President Obama to enact a new ESEA. It's time to
blow out the candles and bake a new cake."
The release continues, "NCLB rightly deserves
credit for requiring schools to report data that focused
attention on educational disparities for various
groups of students. Unfortunately, due to shortcom-
ings in the law's design and implementation, most im-
provements in learning outcomes for the nation's
elementary school students have not been echoed by
their middle and high school counterparts.
"In their brief tenure, President Obama and U.S.
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan have actively
recognized the high school crisis, focused on turning
around the lowest-performing schools, and called on
the nation to graduate all students ready for college


Superintendent Lou Miller (left) and Paula Waller
(right) are overseeing the "Road Map to Madison
County Schools' Future," a five-year program that
was launched earlier this school year with the active
involvement of parents, officials, and others who
took a stake in the process.
and careers. Over the last several years, congression-
al leaders have held hearings and developed legisla-
tive proposals based on research and best practice
that demonstrate ways to improve the law. However,
until research, discussions, hearings, and legislative
proposals are actually turned into an ESEA reautho-
rization, none of these positive changes will reach
the countless high school students and teachers in
thousands of classrooms.
"This eighth birthday should be a commitment
that 2010 is the year to harness the progress and in-
crease momentum around high school reform into a
reauthorized ESEA that strategically addresses the
high school crisis and begins turning the more than
one million dropouts a year into high school gradu-
ates who are ready for college and careers.
"Today, our message to the Congress and Presi-
dent Obama is, 'Don't delay' Reauthorize ESEA,"
Wise concluded.
Locally, dozens of local educators, civic and gov-
ernmental leadership, as well as business and faith-
based representatives, gathered on three consecutive
weeks to pound out the details for delivering these
goals in Madison County regardless of legislation
changes. This strategic planning process will be de-
livered over a five-year period. At that time, one of
the core objectives is that all children will read at or
above grade level.
Michael Curtis can be reached at
Michael@greenepublishing.corn.


Madison Residents


Make North Florida


Community College


President's List
North Florida Community College released the
President's honor roll, naming students with high
academic achievement for the fall 2009 term. Eleven
Madison County students are on the President's list.
President's List:
Cecilia Aikens
Karl M. Ehlers
Justin T. Fralix
Ashley N. Haynes
Joshua D. Isom
Lauren E. Lynn
Leona E. Murfin
SHeather L. Olson
Allyce L. Rutherford
Blake A. Sapp
Elisabeth B. Schaffer
Students earning a grade point average of 3.8 to
4.0 are eligible for the President's honor list. Stu-
dents must take at least 12 credit hours during the
semester or, as part-time students, complete a 12-
credit hour segment during the term.
For information contact the Office of College
Advancement, 850/973-1653 or email
News@NFCC.edu.

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SPORTS


Cowgirls Compete In Tournament


In Fort Lauderdale

Attend Miami Heat Game


On Dec. 27-30, the varsity girls'
basketball team traveled to Fort Laud-
erdale for a Christmas tournament at
Nova Southeastern University (Uni-
versity High School).
On Sunday the Cowgirls were for-
tunate enough to go watch a Miami
Heat basketball game against the Indi-
ana Pacers. The Cowgirls had great
seating, and were given tickets to go
on the court after the game to shoot
free throws.
The tournament gave the young
ladies great exposure and good compe-
tition of some of south Florida's pre-
miere teams.
The Cowgirls finished 1-2 in the
tournament (losing to Archbishop


Curley and Westminster and winning
against Palmer Trinity).
Senior Jessica Williams paced the
Cowgirls, averaging 16 points per
game (17 against Archbishop Curley,
13 against Westminster and 19 against
Palmer Trinity). Her efforts rewarded
her with being named on the all-tour-
nament team.
Myeshia Tucker was the hero in
the final game, hitting the game-win-
ning three pointer with six seconds
left on the clock, giving the Cowgirls a
two-point lead, which they held unto
the final buzzer.
The Cowgirls would like to thank
all of those who supported them in
their fundraising efforts.


The Madison County High School Cowgirls enjoyed watching the Miami Heat
play basketball at the American Airlines Arena.


Photo submitted by Marcus Hawkins
Michael Beasley of the Miami Heat takes a moment to speak with fans.


The Cowgirls pose for a photo at the American Airlines' area, where they
watched the Miami Heat play basketball.


Photo submitted by iarcus Hawkins
Quinesha Farmer, left, and Myeshia Tucker, right, pose for a photograph with
the game host at the American Airlines arena.














Photo submitted by Marcus Hawkins
Madison County High School was recognized and welcomed on the score-
board at the Miami Heat game.


Photo submitted by Marcus Hawkins
Juwanda Boynton shoots free throws on the Miami Heat court while Chante
Graham awaits her turn.


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Photo submitted by Marcus Hawkins
Dwayne Wade (#3) was the leading scorer for the Miami Heat in their battle
with the Indiana Pacers. Wade scored 25 points as the Heat rolled past the Pac-
ers. Tyler Hansbrough (#50) for the Pacers became the first player in four years
to have a double-double without a field goal. Hansbrough shot 0 for 5 from the
field, but got all ten free throws and snared 10 rebounds.


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Wednesday,January 13, 2010


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DUNN'S
Lawn Mower Repair
WELDING
New & Used Parts
Senior Citizen Discounts

850-973-4723
2089 NE State Road 6
Madison, FL 32340
ANYTHING LEFT OVER 7 DAYS
WILL BE SOLD
rtn, I/c


I build Sheds, Decks &
Well Houses & I sell Steel
Buildings. Call Bob
850-242-9342
12/30, rmtn, c


ROSS SERVICES
Serving Madison County.
Light Hauling, Property
Clean-Up, Handyman
Services, Licensed
850-342-4628
1/8,1/13, pd





Wanted: Chickens, turkeys,
guineas and peafowl.
850-464-1165
rtn, n/c

BAND SAWMILL
CALL 850-973-4004. IF NO
ANSWER, PLEASE LEAVE
NAME, TELEPHONE NUMBER
AND INFO ABOUT THE MILL
rtn, n/c



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WHAT A GREAT DEAL!
Don't Let This One Get
Away!

Colonial Twin Bunk Bed
with headboard, footboard,
stairstep with rails, and 3
drawer underbed storage. 6
months old, paid $800, ask-
ing $550 OBO
850-210-5928
9/23, rtn, n/c


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


Mobile Homes For Rent
2 or 3 bedrrom mobile
homesfor rent near Anderson
Pond $450 + deposit
869-0916
10/28, rmtn,c

Doublewide Mobile Home
3 bedroom 2 bath in the
Cherry Lake Area $500 per
month and $500 deposit
NO PETS! Call
850-929-4333


3 Houses For Rent
3 bedroom/I bath houses
for rent, appliances included,
central heat and air, housing
vouchers accepted. One is
located at 291 MLK Jr Dr.,
one is located at 276 SW Lee
Ave and the other one is lo-
cated at 221 SW Arnold St.
850-973-3917
1/13, c

MOBILHOME
FRSALE


1/6, rtn, c


3 bd/2 bath doublewid
Cherry Lake. $550.00,
posit & References
850-973-2353


Cambridge Mai
Apartments designed
Senior's and Disal
1BR ($409.)
2BR ($435.).
HUD vouchers ac
ed Call 850-973-37
TTY Acs 711.
404 SW Sumatra
Madison
This institution is
Equal Opportun
Provider and Emp



EQUAL HOUSING
OPPORTUNITY




Clean as new. Two st
BR. 2.3 baths, formal


DR. 1705 Sq. Ft. New
Kitchen, Range, Ref, DIW,
G/D. Oak Floor downstairs,
Heart Pine upstairs. 2 Central
H&A. Yard maint. included.
ADULT FAMILY. No pets.
$700 rent and deposit. Good
credit req. 205 NE Shelby Ave.
Madison. Call George 973-
8583 or 557-0994.
8/12 -rtn, c


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


Australian Western Saddle
brand new with tags on it: Small Cottages $395
comes with blanket, two bri- Good neighborhood in Madi-
dles, two breastplates (one son, clean as new. Heat &
custom made), and saddle air, R&R, 3 rooms. Matured
stand. Call male only. Water, garbage &
850-545-5764 yard maintenance, furnished.
Write "Jim" P.O. Box 8,
10/21,rtn, n/c Madison, Fl 32341. State
age.
11/18,rtn, c


John Deere 2 Row Planter
with fertilizer hoppers, 100
lb capacity. New sprockets
and chains. Call
850-997-1582
12/16, rt, n/c





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





Remodeled 3 bedroom
home in quiet country set-
ting, no pets, $525.00 per
month plus deposits
850-929-4584,
leave message
1/13,ppd

Houses For Rent
1 bedroom house in Madi-
son, appliances + wash-
er/dryer. a/c, cable hook-up,
quiet neighborhood, no pets.
Available 1/15, $385 month
+ utilities and deposit 419-
806-5002

3 bedroom, 2 bath, newly
remodeled, appliances with
dishwasher, fireplace, quiet
neighborhood, no pets.
Available 1/15, $895 month
+ utilities and deposit
419-806-5002


Lake Front Hor
2 bedroom 2 bath, fur
Includes water, elect
gas. Lawn maintenan(
vided. 1 yr lease $80
posit, $1,050 per m
850-973-3025


Apartment on
Lazy Hen Farr

$330 a month + $65 f
tric, direct TV, quiet,
entrance, large bath,
kitchen, washer & d
screen porch, 1 montl
rity deposit. 2 miles
town. Call 850-973
or 850-673-111


$199 Move-In Special!!
1, 2 & 3 BR HC & non-
HC accessible apts.
Rental assistance may be
available. HUD vouchers
accepted. Call 850-948-
3056. TDD/TTY 711.
192 NW Greenville
Pointe Trail, Greenville,
FL 32331.
Equal Housing
Opportunity
rtn, c


3 bedroom 2 bath
1/6,1/13, mobile home in Madison
County in country setting,
$450 month, includes elect-
2 bedroom trailers for rent ticty and lawn maintenance.
850-570-0459 Ref./background check
727-642-1358
11/25, rtn, c 1/13, 1/20,c


Stop!
le near Quit throwing your hard
de- earned money away on rent-
ing! Become a home owner
today! I have 3/2 DW's
starting @ $24,500 call Eric
8/19,rm,c @ 386-719-5560
jetdec @windstream.net

nor 1/6 2/5, c
ed for Starter Home with Starter
bled. Payments: 3 bedroom 2
bath, $345.00 per month.
cce t- Only one at this price. Call
78 Rick 386-752-1452

Rd, 11/4,rm, c
Brand New 2010!
s an 5 bedroom 3 full baths, 2300
nity sq. ft., for payments of only
loyer $569.14 a month. Call Eric
today @ 386-719-5560
- jetdec@windstream.net
1/6 2/5, c
Large 3 bedroom 2 bath
rtn.cc mobile home, bank repo,
make offer. Call
386-752-8196, ask for
ory, 3 Mr. Mott
LR & 11/4,rtn, c


NEED QUICK CASH,
SELLING MY 16X80, 3
BEDROOM, 2 BATH FOR
ONLY $9,900. CALL
STEVE AT
386-365-8549
12/9, rtn, c
Forcloseure!
2001 28x40 3/2 DW on 1
acre of land! Banks loss,
your gain @ only $49,995
call Eric @ 386-719-5560
jetdec @windstream.net
1/6-2/5, c

New 5 bedroom
mobile home only $56,900
or $443.00 per month. Call
Rick for more details
386-752-1452
11/4, rtn, c


09 FLEETWOOD HOME
5 BEDROOM, 3 BATH
HOME, DELIVERED TO
YOUR LAND AT $487.49
PER MONTH, CHEAPER
THAN RENT, CALL MIKE
386-623-4218
12/9, rtn, c

No Money Down!
100% financing on New
Government Assistance
Loans! Plus tax credits up to
$8000 to 1st time buyers &
up to $6500 for existing
home owners! Don't miss
out. Call Eric @
386-719-5560
jetdec @windstream.net
1/6 2/5, c


Ionth MOBILE HOMES NEW -
USED. BUY SELL -
TRADE. ANYTHING OF
8/5, rtn pd VALUE FOR DOWN PAY-
MENT. WE HAVE FI-
NANCE ASSISTANCE.
CALL PAT
mn 386-344-5024

or elec- 12/9, rtn, c
private Must Go!
large 2009 3/2 DW 1200 sq. ft. in-
[ryer, cludes furniture. Won't last
h secu- long @ $34,387. Call Eric
out of @ 386-719-5560
3-4030 jetdec@windstream.net
7
1/6 2/5, c
9/9, rtn, pd

RELETT


3 bedroom, 1.5 bath,
Cherry Lake area, 1100 sq.
ft. house on one acre, built
1994. $99,000.
850-464-1368
1/13,c

For Sale:
House & Lot
In the Town of Suwannee
was $135,000, Now $99,000.
2 BR/1 BA. Fully Furnished,
New Metal Roof, and New
Paint. Utility Building with
Washer and Dryer. Nice Fruit
Trees. 386-719-0421
rtn, n/c
Fantastic Lake
and Mountain Views
from this 2 Bed/ 2Bth Home.
Open and Covered Decks,
Large Screened Porch, Gas
FP, CH/A, Oak Floors & Cab-
inets, and Appliances.
Offered Furnished at
$179,900. Call BJ Peters at
850-508-1900


rtn. n/c


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wished.
tric &
ce pro-
)0 de-


House For Sale By Owner
1950 Dusty Miller Avenue,
3/2.5 bath 200 + sq. ft.,
Brick/Ranch style home on 5
acres. recently installed
Central H&AC Unit. 2 Fire-
places, Den with Bonus
room. Gas Stove and Water
heater with dryer hookup.
Covered attached carport
with bonus attic storage.
Lot's of closet and storage
space. Outlying equipment
shelter and attached utility
room with shower. Asking
$155,000 OBO
This home is located at
Dusty Miller Ave and Reeves
Circle. Contact
850-973-2707 or
904-778-7882
1/13, 1/20, 1/27, pd





Commercial/Industrial
Property
with state highwayfrontage.
Corner lots. Fronts both
Harvey Greene Dr.
& Highway 53 South.
Enterprise Zone
Natural gas line, 8 inch wa-
ter main, access to city utili-
ties, fire hydrant, and service
from two power companies.
Property has easy access to
1-10, via SR 53 & SR 14.
Will build to suit tenant or
short or long term lease.
Call Tommy Greene 850-
973-4141
rt, n/c

OFFICE BUILDING
FOR RENT
across street from
Post Office, Courthouse,
and Courthouse Annex.
(Old Enterprise Recorder Office)
111 SE Shelby St., Madison;
Newly renovated
back to the 1920's era
Call Tommy Greene
850-973-4141
rtn,n/c





$$AVON$$
Earn 50%, only $10 for
starter kit! Call Today
850-570-1499 or visit
www.youravon.com/tdavies
5/13 -rm, c


Saturday Jan. 30th, 2010
from 8 a.m. till 3 p.m. at
1950 Dusty Miller Avenue.
Bring your cash no checks
accepted. Misc antique fur-
niture, glassware, silver;
Misc clothing, kitchen uten-
sils and misc furniture, deep
freezer/washer/dryer/hospital
bed/piano. Anyone interest-
ed in purchaseof home 3/2.5
bath 2000 + sq. ft.
Brick/Ranch style on 5 acres;
Please feel free to take this
opportunity to explore and
make any offers as owners
will be present.

1/13, 1/20, 1/27, pd


1/13, 1/20, c


Mystery Shoppers
earn up to $150 per day un-
der cover shoppers needed to
judge retail and dining estab-
lishments. No experience
required. Call
888-731-1180
1/13- 2/3, pd

Fiscal Officer
Senior Citizens Council of
Madison County Inc. is seek-
ing an individual with expe-
rience in Accounting and
Bookkeeping. Responsibili-
ties includes: Payroll, expen-
diture reports, prepare
special accounting state-
ments, budgets, budget revi-
sions, recording of receipts,
inventory, regular meeting
with personnel, monthly re-
porting, prepare federal and
state tax reports, backup
data, Medicaid waiver
billing, reconciling, attend
board meetings, supervise
CIRTS, supervision and
orientation of new employ-
ees.

This is a highly responsible
position. High school diplo-
ma/GED, Bachelor's Degree
with four to eight years ex-
perience in accounting and
completed a course in
accounting/ Bookkeeping.
Must have computer experi-
ence. Apply in person with a
resume. Address: Senior Cit-
izens of Madison at 486 SW
Rutledge Street of Madison,
Florida 32340. Contact
number 850-973-2006


1/13, 1/20, c,c


Real P


HANDYMAN SPECIAL

$49,900

1113 SE Presidents Street, Madison

ZONED RELIGIOUS

MUST SELL

754-204-2386 A


Technician/Installer

minimum 5 years experi-
ence; must have refrigerate
certification; must have a
valid driver's license; must
pass a drug test and a back-
ground check; only serious
applicants need to apply.
Call 929-2762
10/28, rtn, c

RN Unit Manager
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The City of Madison is ac-
cepting applications for 1
full-time Police Officer with
the following qualifications:
Applicants miist be at least
19 years of age and a citizen
of the United States, possess
a valid FLORIDA DRI-
VER'S LICENSE, with a
clean driving record, must be
a High School Graduate,
must pass a drug test, back-
ground check, a physical ex-
amination and vision test.
The applicant must be in ex-
cellent physical condition
and it is preferred that the
applicant be Florida Law En-
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plicant must have the ability
to read write and speak ef-
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Job applications are available
upon request from the Police
Department located at 310
SW Rutledge Street, Madi-
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8:00 AM until 5:00 PM daily
Monday through Friday.

We will be accepting appli-
cations for this position from
Monday, January 4, 2010,
until the position has been
filled.

The City of Madison is an
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and recognizes veterans
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ARTHUR G. SMITH,
as Mortgagee,
Plaintiff,


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2009-550-CA


PATRICIA MCBRIDE, F/K/A PATRICIA LEWIS
AND JOHN MCBRIDE
The unknown spouse of PATRICIA MCBRIDE,
F/K/A PATRICIA LEWIS AND JOHN 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,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF ACTION
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
the POINT OF BEGINNING, from said POINT OF BEGINNING and leav-
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
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OF BEGINNING containing 0.12 acres, more or less.
Has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy
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record, THE LAW OFFICES OF MONICA TAIBL, P.L., P.O. Box 836,
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