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Title: Madison County carrier
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Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Tommy Greene
Place of Publication: Madison Fla
Publication Date: January 27, 2010
Copyright Date: 2010
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Since I 964
The Spirit Of Madison County
Wed., January 27, 2010 VOL.46 NO. 23

Madison County's

Inside Today:

Teacher Of
the Year

Pages 6 7A

By Workforce
Page 9A

"The Medicine
Man" Speaks To
Rotary Club
Page 8A

Garden Club
Celebrates 60th
Page 14A

H holding

The Madison County
High School Baseball
team will be holding its
Second Annual Home-
run Derby Fundraiser at
the Cowboy Baseball
Field on Saturday Janu-
ary 30th starting at 5:00
p.m. All past and present
MCHS players are invit-
ed to participate. There
will also be participants
from the Major Leagues
and College levels. Come
join supporting the
2010 Cowboys by
Please see Cowboys,
Page 4A

And Tots To
By Toni Blanton Norris,
Pageant Coordinator
Now is the time to
once again crown the new
representatives of this
community. Applications
for the annual Miss Madi-
son County Pageant are
now available at various lo-
cations throughout Madi-
son. Ages are as followed;
0-11 months both boys and
girls, 12-23 months boys
and girls, 2-3 years, both
Please see Pageant,
Page 4A

DOT Official Says,

"We Will Not Cut The Tree!"

Residents concerned for historic tree

By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Among the images
that speak to the his-
toric landscape of down-
town Madison, few are
greater than the mighty
oaks lining its streets.
These behemoths bring
with them a challenge,
however, that is now
causing officials con-
cern their roots are af-
fecting nearby
One century oak in
particular (it's actually
older than 100 years),
which is on the corner
of Range Avenue and
Base Street in front of
Bali's Base Street
Florist, has caused the
handicap ramp to rise to
an angle that's very diffi-
cult for wheelchairs to
traverse. And while all
close to the situation are
committed to preserv-
ing the handicap access,

they are also pushing
the Florida Department
of Transportation to pre-
serve the historic icon.
On Jan. 26, at 10 a.m.
at the Courthouse An-
nex, Florida Department
of Transportation offi-
cials conducted a SCOPE
meeting to discuss fu-
ture road plans, includ-
ing the tree in question.
As the meeting opened,
FDOT District Design
Engineer Jimmy Pitman
immediately announced,
"We will not cut the
Residents applaud-
ed, as the official further
noted the department
never intended to bring
down the tree, but will
work to ensure handi-
cap access in preserved
per state law.
Michael Curtis can
be reached at

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Michael Curtis, January 24, 2010
Jackie Johnson (right) and daughter, Mary Bess Wilson (left) sitting with
family, Bevan Wilson (center left) and Jarod Johnson (center right), are among
residents who urged the FDOT to find a solution that maintains handicap access,
while preserving the historic tree located at Range Avenue and Base Street in
Madison. FDOT officials agreed.

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To Salute

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Madison County High School
boys basketball team will honor its
four seniors next Wednesday, Jan. 27.
Kelvin Bellamy, Solomon Griffin,
Tolerance Straughter and Will Turner
will be saluted before the varsity's
game against Lincoln High School.
The game will be the Cowboys'
last home game of the season.
Tip-off for the junior varsity
game will be at 6 p.m. and for the var-
sity at 7:30 p.m.
Go, Cowboys!

Cowgirls To Recognize Seniors,

Raise Money For Cancer Research

The MCHS Cowgirls basketball team will be rec-
ognizing its seniors on Thursday, Jan 28th.
The first game begins at 5:30 pm.
Also that night, the team will be raising funds
for the Kay Yow Women's Cancer Research founda-
tion. $1 from every ticket sold (tickets are $5) will go
towards cancer research.
The entire community is invited, especially
those women who are cancer survivors.
Contact Coach Marcus Hawkins for more infor-
mation (850) 673-7928.

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Greene,
November 19, 2009
The varsity Cowgirls defeated the
Lady Warriors in action played Nov. 19.
Pictured front row, left to right: Bri Davis,
Sacoya Alexander, Danielle Johnson,
Brooke Turner, Chante Graham, Jessica
Williams and Quanesha Farmer. Back
row, left to right: Coach Marcus Hawkins,
Brooke Bezick, Myesha Tucker, Canissia
Griffin, Jakira Moore, Terri Gee, Chytoria
Jones and Revia Copeland.

IInde Loal eater

2 Sections, 26 Pages
Around Madison 5-9A Legals 13A
Church Section B Obituaries 5A
Classifieds 12A Garden Club 14A
Teacher Of The Year 6 7A Sports 10 11A

Wed 64/37 Thu 70/51 Fri Sat 61/35
1/27 63 1/28 1/29 71/55 1/30
A mainly sunny sky. High 64F. Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the Cloudy. Highs in the low 70s and Few showers. Highs in the low 60s
Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph. low 70s and lows in the low 50s. lows in the mid 50s. and lows in the mid 30s.

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2A Madison County Carrier

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


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

Dog Stolen On New Year's Day

Greeting staff:
This is Monroe Lee, a friend of the Greene
family for many years from Mr. Harvey
Greene renting my dad the first house on Lee
St. after we left the Conway Quarters in 1958.
I was so proud of the way Jacob printed
that right-to-the-bone article about Nov. 18,
2009. I then thought to myself, I better call and
thank him for cutting the fat out of the story.
Therefore, I said that I will practice that
in my day-to-day tasks and putting it out
there. Today, I am thankful to make it over
into the New Year; that credit is God's. Even if
it came with some challenges, as life just as it
comes. Since my retirement, as I spoke about
in those 3 pages of observation left with Mrs.
After the God Lord allowed me to travel
the world for 41 years plus nationally and in-
ternational without being put in prison or
jail, even though hatred tried to gather me
with that crowd and God helped and a won-
derful Governor named Mr. Reuben Askew
sent a young investigator named Donald
Dansby to investigate my fate. I was saved by
the bell of Judge Agner of Taylor County.
Within two years of that, I was traveling the
world with a United States of America special
team called (NOAA), United Dept. of Com.,
National Geodetic Survey, surveying the con-
tinental USA and in the world. Mauna Loa on
the big island of Hawaii, I am the one that
walked up the summit's crater with the last
geodetic rod of the over five miles above sea
Right after that seven year walk with Je-
sus, that God came to talk with me (calling
into the ministry) which I rejected with a nat-
ural man view of his self I told God that I was
no good for doing him any services. I then
said you know that you have blessed me to do
so many things already with only a two year
degree from that little college called North
Florida Junior College at Madison, FL., peo-
ple will only think that I want money from the
Finally, God left me alone for a while,
while I continued to cross every river, every
bridge that the government told me to from 7-
Mile Bridge in Monroe County, Florida to the
big bridges in Texas and don't mention that I
crossed hill and mountains.
He then let me see my death a couple of
times and walk away from it and sometime
drive away from them.
In 1979, I joined the A.M.E. Ministry and
went to every people church that called upon

the name of their God. While keeping my
mind on the greater price at the end fo the
journey. That meant I was non-profit accept-
ing no money for my service to God and Man.
More so, I gave of ALL that I had over the
After experiencing some episodes of dis-
crimination, I never stopped PRAYING.
I quickly established the Isabelle Lee
Foundation, along with my existing North
Florida Designers Company form the 1970's. I
allowed the college students to execute the
day-to-day public relations dept., which kept
me out of sight, so to speak, while I did the
drawing and made sure that each student got
their percentage of the profits generated from
each project. They ranged from normal Amer-
ican kids to Italian, Germany, Indian and
every known nationality for the last 20 years.
Looking back, I was able to take what hap-
pened on New Day at the State Road 53 and I-
10 Burger King when someone in a blue van
dognapped one of my

services dogs and
took off quick. It was
a purebred Lassie
male collie named
Tarzan. The small
chow escaped after
capture. I was quite
upset for a while. I fi-
nally went to Job in
the Bible and found
some comfort and to-
day I finished up
with Solomon's Ec-
I read again
where there was a
time for everything,
to keep, to get and to
Then I thought
about New Year's Eve
night, when I drove
to Ga. before Watch
Night Church ser-
At one time of the
night (too, which I
don't care much for
that night driving), I
felt like I was going
over one of those
roadside embank-
ments. After notify-
ing God, I prepared

for everything, I thought even death.
Now, the next day, I so happen to get a col-
lie dog stole I almost go to pieces, seeming. I
then thought how good God had been to me
and how I have had that stole from me before
and like Job, he gave me more to give away,
which has been a very important part of my
ministry is giving and giving back to the com-
munity yet there are still many mad at me for
no reason, this is Satan's job, so what I do is
stay on bended knees. Isabelle Founda-
tion/Monroe Lee Presidential Platform Inven-
tion has just been reviewed by the President.
The president was favorable for Isabelle Lee
Foundation Efforts in Innovation. Since re-
tirement, Mr. Lee had allowed the students to
access all the pending projects before his re-
tirement. Monroe will continue his Nursing
Home ministry, praying for those and those
that is not there yet. He will continue to look
to the Hills from Whence cometh his help.
I am Monroe Lee

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Are available for all residents at the

Madison County Health Department.
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5th Saturday

Farmers & Friends
January 30th, 2010 8 AM until 3 PM
Includes Farmers Market And Arts & Crafts Booths
Downtown Madison, Florida
North Range Avenue
1st Annual Madison County Chili Challenge
(For details call (850) 973-2788)
Live Entertainment
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No Lee Day

This Year
I'm sorry to report that the Lee Day festival will
not be held this year. The Lee Day committee will re-
main intact but, because of lack of participation,
the group is going to rethink how to do Lee Day It
could be a once every two year or once every five
year event.
Happy birthday wishes go out to my baby broth-
er, Danny, who will celebrate his birthday on Mon-
day, Feb. 1. Danny had a hard time last year with
medical problems but he seems to be doing great
now. Thanks go to the Lord Jesus Christ for that.
Calvin Williams, Kerry Turner and Tom Davis
will celebrate their birthdays on Thursday, Jan. 28.
Blake Webb will turn 16 on Friday, Jan. 29. Oth-
ers celebrating that day include Jessica Bailey,
Megan Jackson, Sharon Blanton, Brice Putnal and
Jimmy Williams.
Other birthday wishes this week go out to
Jonathan Hager, Kevin Gattna, Mitchie Putnal and
Barbara Taylor, who all celebrate their birthdays on
Tuesday, Feb. 2.
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.

Raleigh Barfield and Department of Revenue
vs. Kimberly Barfield support
Robyn Grinstead and Department of Revenue
vs. Timmy Ford support
Tkeyah Barfield and Department of Revenue vs.
Chad Mitchell support
Citizens State Bank vs. Brenda Burch foreclo-
Sheena Reddy vs. James E. Reddy domestic in-
Evelyn Butler vs. Archie Wilson III domestic
Rufus Wyche III vs. Shameaqua Mackey other
In Re: Honda motorcycle other civil
Richard Ingram vs. Beatrice Ingram dissolu-
tion of marriage


(Between Ashlyn's Rose Petal Florist and Madison Eye Care)

Hickory Hill Auctions Brandon Mugge auctioneer
AU #3968 / AB #2881 10% Buyers Premium
phone: 850-948-3151

Tools, Pool Table, Furniture, Knives,
Swords, Glass Collectibles, Baseball
Cards,Video Games, Duck Decoys,
Paintings,Air Soft Guns, and More

There is something
happening around
America. Last week,
you saw an example of
it with Scott Brown's
astounding come-from-
behind victory in the
Massachusetts special
election to fill their va-
cant Senate seat. Be-
hind in early polls by 30
points, he began a
surge in the last month
of the contest to win by
five points. He did this
as a Republican in a
traditionally liberal De-
mocrat state.
Brown's opening
message was simple
and made sense to the
voters of Massachu-
setts: "I'm Scott Brown.
I'm from Wrentham
and I drive a truck."
Barack Obama might
not have thought much
of the green Chevy
pickup with 200,000
miles, but the voters of
Massachusetts did!
The people on the
streets across America
are angry and in Mass-
achusetts, they turned
that anger into an im-
probable victory for
Senator Brown. Just to
put an exclamation on
the victory, the seat
Brown will assume had
been in the hands of ca-
reer politician Ted
Kennedy since 1962 un-
til his death last sum-
Across the country,
tea parties are spring-
ing up. The common
folk people like you
and me feel that a tea
party is a better way to
voice their frustration.
We feel our elected rep-
resentatives are paying
lip-service to us; they
are too wrapped up in
Beltway politics to lis-
ten. They say that we
are the only people they
represent, but their
votes and actions say
something different.
Let me give you an
example of what I am
speaking. During the
August townhall meet-

ings, Allen Boyd repeat-
edly invoked, "I only
represent the people of
the 2nd Congressional
District." But in June,
he voted in favor of the
Waxman-Markey cap
and trade bill even
though his constituents
roundly disapproved.
His cover was that the
rural electric lobby had
given him a pass to vote
in favor of the bill, but
if you ask our rural
electric providers, they
tell a different story.
What the National
Rural Electric Coopera-
tives Association said
was although they op-
posed Waxman-Markey,
they would hold their
fire and oppose the bill
when it arrived at the
Senate. It is clear to me
that our electric coop-
eratives represent our
interests much better
than Boyd.
The tea party move-
ment is very much
grass-roots oriented.
While there is a nation-
al organization, indi-
vidual "tea parties" are
organized and manned
by local citizens and re-
flect the values of each
community. We had
ours here last year in
Madison on April 15,
the IRS tax date when
thousands of tea par-
ties, large and small,
demonstrated the be-
ginning of a nation-
wide tax revolt.
Although the ideas pre-
sented were conserva-
tive, it was a
non-partisan event.
With more than 300 in
attendance, it was one
of the largest political
gatherings in our com-
munity. I'm told by

reputable sources that
it sent tremors through
the nerve endings of
professional politi-
Professional pols
see voters as sheep to
be sheared. They get
upset when they see
the sheep have fangs.
What is the source
of the voter's frustra-
tion? Let's start a list:
bailouts; the threat of
tax and spend liberal
policies; deficit spend-
ing; the threat of infla-
tion; big government;
politicians who have
lost touch with the vot-
ers; one-party rule;
high unemployment ...
the list goes on and on.
Let's put it this way: it
isn't a good time to be
an incumbent politi-
cian preaching busi-
ness as usual. The
November mid-term
elections aren't that
far away.
I think you're go-
ing to see more tea par-
ty gatherings that
reflect the groundswell
of public dissatisfac-
tion. Let me warn you
of something. The lib-
eral elitists will refer
to the tea parties as a
collection of "tea bag-
gers." This is a deroga-
tory slur (I won't
degrade this column by
trying to define this
term.) and you should
be on-guard to identify
the code words and
their source.
Liberals are in
charge of Washington
and the American peo-
ple don't like their
policies. We plan to
send them a clarion
message come Novem-

Did yoi4 Know..

In 1937, Disney won a

special Oscar for the

first full-length anima-

tion: Snow White and

the Seven Dwarfs.

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Graphic Designers
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Sales Representtives
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Dorothy McKinney,
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Classified and Legal Ads
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Deadline for classified is
Monday at 3 p.m.
Deadline for Legal Advertisement
is Monday at 5 p.m.
There will be a $3 charge
for Affidavits.
Circulation Department
Sheree Miller and Bobbi Light
Subscription Rates
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(State & local taxes included)

Established 1964
A weekly newspaper
[USPS 324 800] designed
for the express reading
pleasure of the people of its
circulation area, be they
past, present or future resi-
Published weekly by
Greene Publishing Inc.,
1695 South SR 53, Madi-
son, FL 32340. Periodicals
postage PAID at the Post
Office in Madison, FL
address changes to MADI-
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This newspaper re-
serves the right to reject
any advertisement, news
matter, or subscriptions
that, in the opinion of the
management, will not be
for the best interest of the
county and/or the owners of
this newspaper, and to in-
vestigate any advertisement
All photos given to
Greene Publishing Inc. for
publication in this newspa-
per must be picked up no
later than 6 months from the
date they are dropped off.
Greene Publishing, Inc. will
not be responsible for pho-
tos beyond said deadline.

4A Madison County Carrier

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


cont from page 1A



boys and girls, 4-6 years Lit-
tle Miss, 7-9 years Petite
Miss, 10-12 years Junior
Miss, and 13-15 years for the
title of Teen Miss Madison
County Contestants who
are 16 years or older will
have the opportunity to
compete for the title of Miss
Madison County along with
a chance to when scholar-
ship money
Due to the overwhelm-
ing success of last year's Mr.
and Miss Heart of Madison
and Sweetheart Program
we are pleased to announce
once again that anyone who
wishes to participate can do
so without having to enter
the actual pageant. The
Sweetheart Program raised
a grand total that surpassed
one thousand dollars for

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our Miss Madison scholar-
ship fund which in return
aided last years Miss Madi-
son, Laurie Smith, in at-
tending N.EC.C. Since this
program holds such pres-
tige everyone that partici-
pates and completes the
requirements will walk
away with a beautiful
crown, sash, or cape.
A new and exciting pro-
gram will be implemented
in this year's Teen and Miss
pageant. As a way to mentor
to young ladies, Teen and
Miss Contestants will be en-
couraged to select girls be-
tween the ages of five and
twelve years old as their
Miss Madison Princess.
Princesses will have the op-
portunity to be involved
with the Teen & Miss con-
testants during rehearsals
and will appear onstage
with their mentor during
the evening gown competi-
tion. Each princess will re-
ceive a crown, a custom
embroidered sash and best
of all a princess party! If

you are interested or know
someone who would be in-
terested in becoming a
princess, please contact
Toni Blanton Norris.
The pageant is set for
March 27th at Van H. Priest
Auditorium. Applications
maybe picked up at Becky's
Dance Steps Studio, Madi-
son Dental Associates, and
Madison Chamber of Com-
merce. Deadline to enter is
March 5, so hurry and enter
today divisions fill up fast!
For further informa-
tion feel free to contact Toni
Blanton Norris at 673-1162.

cont from page 1A
having a hot dog and
apple pie. Other activi-
ties include a cake auc-
tion and silent auction.
Cowboy T-shirts and
caps will also be avail-
able for purchase. Any
and all support will be
appreciated. GO COW-

Son of
Shalonda Brinson &
Ivan Johnson

1 st Runner-Up in


Love, your
Auntie and Uncle

A friend of mine uses prescription toothpaste.
I didn't know there is such a thing. What are
the advantages and do I need it?
As a matter of fact, there is prescription
toothpaste. It is fantastic, and I prescribe it
for numerous patients. Prescription
toothpaste has a high dose of fluoride within
the paste. Of course over the counter
toothpastes have fluoride as well, but
prescription toothpaste has so much fluoride
in the paste that it is restricted by the FDA.
The advantage of high fluoride toothpaste
is far fewer cavities. So my question to you
is, when was the last time you had a cavity or
tooth decay? If it has been 10 years since you
have had a tooth filled, you probably don't
need fluoride toothpaste. If you have four
cavities a year, you definitely need
prescription toothpaste. Does that make
sense? You may have gone all your life with
very little trouble with cavities. Now all of a
sudden you are on a fistful of daily
medications which are drying out your saliva.
Guess what, a lack of saliva causes big
problems like tooth decay. The answer,
prescription toothpaste and frequent recall
visits to your dentist.
Does your child have less than ideal
brushing habits and a lot of cavities? Same
thing, use prescription toothpaste or at least
use fluoride mouthwash like ACT.
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.

Tallahassee Man

Sentenced To

Federal Prison In

Murder For Hire Scheme

Thomas F. Kirwin, United
States Attorney for the Northern
District of Florida announced today
the sentence of Ronald Scott
Preacher (35) to three years in feder-
al prison to be followed by three
years of supervised release arising
from his conviction for use of a fa-
cility of interstate commerce with
the intent that a murder be commit-
ted, in violation of Title 18, United
States Code, Section 1958. Preacher
was sentenced at the conclusion of
a sentencing hearing before Chief
United States District Judge
Stephan P. Mickle on January 19,

Evidence introduced at Pr
er's October 2009 jury trial e
lished that in July of this
Preacher repeatedly of-
fered a co-worker money
to kill a man who Preach-
er believed had stolen his
girlfriend. When his co-
worker refused, Preacher
asked the co-worker to
find someone else who
would be willing to kill the
man. On July 13, Preacher
used his cell phone to send
his co-worker links to pho-
tographs of the intended
victim. Preacher's efforts
to find a hit man became
so frequent and insistent,
that his co-worker feared
that if he did not alert law
enforcement, Preacher




might find someone to commit the
crime. On July 27, 2009 the co-work-
er told agents of the Federal Bureau
of Investigation and the Florida De-
partment of Law Enforcement
about Preacher's plans. Over the
course of the next two days, agents
recorded conversations Preacher
had with his co-worker, and with an
FDLE agent posing as a "hit man."
In these conversations, Preacher
agreed to pay the hit man $2500 to
make the victim "disappear" and re-
quested a Polaroid photograph as
proof of the crime. During these
conversations, Preacher also admit-
ted that he had loosened the drain
plug on the radiator of his ex-girl-
friend's car, so that the vehicle
would over-heat and she would have

to turn to Preacher, who was an
auto mechanic, for help. On July 29,
Preacher withdrew $1100 from his
bank account to pay the hit man,
and gave the money, along with pho-
tographs of the intended victim, to
his co-worker to hand over to the hit
man. The co-worker refused, and
when the hit man arrived, Preacher
called off the hit, saying he feared
he was being set up.
Mr. Kirwin commended the
Federal Bureau of Investigation
and the Florida Department of Law
Enforcement, whose swift interven-
tion disrupted the defendant's plan
and led to his conviction and sen-
tence. The case was prosecuted by
Assistant United States Attorney
Karen Rhew-Miller.

Notice From The Elections Office
Jada Woods Williams, Supervisor of Elections
February 8, 2010, the registration books close for the Town of Greenville Election.
The Election will be held on March 9, 2010.
Remember, the Town of Greenville Elections are for those who reside
in the City of Greenville only.
All voters are reminded to provide photo ID such as:
Valid Florida Driver's License
Florida Identification Card
U.S. Passport
Debit/Credit Card
Otherwise, you must vote a provisional ballot.
The polling place for the Town of Greenville Election will be held
at Greenville Senior Citizens Building.
For further information, please contact the Elections Office at:
229 SW Pinckney St., Room 113
Madison, Florida 32340
(850) 973-6507

Notice From The Elections Office
Jada Woods Williams, Supervisor of Elections
February 8, 2010, the registration books close for the Madison City Election.
The Election will be held on March 9, 2010. Remember, Madison City Elections are by
single member districts. Only those voters in Districts 1 and 4 will vote in this election
in March.
All voters are reminded to provide photo ID such as:
Valid Florida Driver's License
Florida Identification Card
U.S. Passport
Debit/Credit Card
Otherwise, you must vote a provisional ballot.
The polling place for the Madison City Election will be held at Madison County
Boardroom Annex, Room 107.
For further information, please contact the Elections Office at:
229 SW Pinckney St., Room 113
Madison, Florida 32340
(850) 973-6507

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Corine Hampton
Sapp, age 80, died
Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010,
at her home.
Funeral services
were held Sunday, Jan.
10, 2010, at 3 p.m. at Beg-
gs Funeral Home, Madi-
son Chapel, with burial
at Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Visitation will be Satur-
day, Jan. 9, 2010, from 5-
7 p.m. at Beggs Funeral
She was born in
Pavo, Ga. and lived in
Madison for the past 50
years. She was a home-
She is survived by
two sons, John and
Clarence Sapp, both of
Madison; six daughters,
Sylvia Linton, Evelyn
Plain and Kathy Regis-
ter of Lee, Norman
Jean Daniels of Texas,
Lorine McNamara of
Iowa, Irene Shaw of
Perry; one sister, Chris-
teen Zavasky of Madi-
son; 11 grandchildren;
and eight great-grand-
children, as well as
nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in
death by her husband,
Cecil Sapp, and her par-
ents, Frank and Zanora

Patricia Ann

"Pat" Mess

Patricia Ann Mess, 71, of Lee,
passed on Jan. 15, 2010 at Shands
Memorial Hospital in Gainesville.
A Memorial Service will be held
on Jan. 15, 2010 at Lee United
Methodist Church in Lee at 2 p.m.
She is survived by three sons; Jeff
Hahn in Atlanta, Ga., Michael Luther
in Collegeville, Pa., and Dr. Karl
Leibensperger in Spring Hill; two
brothers, Richard and Donald, two
nieces Kim, Tracy; two nephews
Ricky, and Scott grandchildren Shan-
non and Denny Hahn, Brian and
Amanda Luther; Ariel and Ian
Leibensperger, and great grandson
Michael Hahn.
Patricia Ann Mess
Born on Sep. 18, 1938
Called home Jan. 15, 2010
God saw you were getting tired
And a cure was not to be,
So He put His arms around you
And whispered, "Come to me."
With tearful eyes we watched,
And saw you pass away.
Although we loved you dearly,
We could not make you stay.

Linda Dawn (Sanders) Bowden went
home to heaven on January 20, 2010, at
8:36 a.m. in Langdale Hospice House. She
was born in Lynchburg, VA, on April 4,
1958. Her parents are Rodger A. Sanders
of McMinnville, Tenn. and Dot Wiggins
of Valdosta, Ga.
Linda attended first grade in Hahira,
Ga., and then lived in Montana for sever-
al years. She returned to Ga. for her se-
nior year and graduated with honors
from Lowndes High School in Valdosta.
While at Lowndes High School, she was a
member of the Lowndes High Swing
Choir. Linda loved music and had a beau-
tiful voice, which she used for the glory
of the Lord. One of her favorite songs
she enjoyed singing for her friends was
"The Lion Sleeps Tonight." Linda also
enjoyed her hobbies of crocheting and
cross stitching. She enjoyed traveling
and especially liked going to the beach.
Linda's career in banking spanned
over 32 years. She worked at Citizens
Bank of Hahira, Ga.,First State Bank of
Valdosta and the last 15 years at Com-
mercial Banking Co. Valdosta. Linda en-
joyed her career and was a loyal, devoted
employee and loved the people she
worked with.
Linda met Robert (Bobby) Bowden
when they were both members of the
choir at Morningside Baptist Church. Af-
ter being friends for about two years,
they were married on May 15, 2004. They
have both been faithful members of
Morningside for many years. Linda and
Bobby both were avid fans of the Lown-
des High football team as well as the VSU
Blazer teams.
Linda is survived by her husband
Robert (Bobby) Bowden; her parents
Dorothy (Kelley) Wiggins of Valdosta,
and Rodger A. (Martha) Sanders of
McMinnville, Tenn.; two children, April
(Brian) Gant of Hahira; Robert Sumner,
Jr. of Hahira, and one grandson, Jacob
Gant; two brothers, Gregory A. (Cheryl)
Sanders of Peoria, Ariz. and Leland Scot

Hutto of Barney, GA; and one sister, Ly-
dia H. (Darrell) Register of Hahira; also,
nieces and nephews Michael Sanders,
Katy Sanders, Wade Register, Brianne
Register, Brittney Register and Travis
Survivors also include her husband's
children; Micki Lynn (George) Bogart of
Dothan, Ala. and their children Jason
Newman (Jennifer) of Dothan AL,
Jenifer Newman Miller (Joe) of Fayet-
teville, NC, Jared Newman of
Charleston, SC; Tony (Gogi) Bowden and
their children Chaz, Seth, Caleb, and
Kaylin of Valdosta and Robert D. Bowden
of Lakeland, Tenn.
Linda also leaves behind her step fa-
ther, Leland D. Hutto of Valdosta and the
father of her two children, Robert Sumn-
er, Sr. of Alabama and many special
friends including Margie Spearman
Blanton of Valdosta and Debbie Hernan-
dez of Valdosta, as well as the ladies in
her Sunday School class and co-workers
at the bank. All those who knew and
loved Linda, witnessed her life-long testi-
mony of serving God, caring for others
and her unconditional love for her fami-
She was preceded in death by grand-
parents: J Lynn and Ada Kelley of Val-
dosta; William P and Viola Sanders of
Virginia and R. L. and Irene Hutto of
Funeral services will be held at 11
a.m. Saturday, January 23, 2010 in Morn-
ingside Baptist Church Worship Center
with Dr. Carrol Joye and Pastor Wayne
Robertson officiating. Burial will follow
in Riverview Memorial Gardens. Flowers
will be accepted or donations can be
made to Langdale Hospice, 2263 Pineview
Drive, Valdosta, GA. 31602 or Morning-
side Baptist Church, 2604 Bemiss Road,
Valdosta, GA. 31602
Sympathy can be expressed online at
Music Funeral Services of Valdosta
is serving the Bowden family.

Linda Dawn (Sanders) Bowden


11812 Thomasville Rd. Tallahassee, FL 32308
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6A Madison County Carrier

Vickie Sherrard
Lee Elementary School
2nd Grade Teacher

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Missy Cherry
Pinetta Elementary School

Madison County Carrier 7A

Congratulations To Our
Teacher Of The Year

Missy Cherry
Pinetta Elementary School
Faculty, Staff & Students


4 Congratulations4

To All of Madison County

Teachers Of The Year
VeEtta L. Hagan-Smith
District 3 e r
4School Board Member


To All Of Our


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Educational History
and Professional Devel-
opment Activities: Vick-
ie Sherrard, chosen
Teacher of the Year at
Lee Elementary School

My college experi-
ences are as following:
B.A. degree from
Florida A and M Univer-
sity in 1996 in Adult Ed-
ucation in Tallahassee,
B.S. degree from
Florida State University
in 1971- 1973 in Elemen-
tary Education and Ear-
ly Childhood Education
in Tallahassee, Florida
A.A. degree from
North Florida Junior
College from 1969-1971
in Madison, Florida

B. List teaching
employment history:
Inclusion class from
1996 until now at Lee El-
ementary School in Lee,
Third Grade class
from 1988-1996 at Lee, El-
ementary School in Lee,
Fifth Grade class
from 1979-1988 at Lee, El-
ementary School in Lee,
Kindergarten class
from 1974-1979 at Bonita
Springs Elementary
School in Bonita
Springs, Florida

C. List Profession-
al Associations Mem-
Madison Founda-
tion for Excellence
Madison Farm Bu-
reau (Ag. In the class-
Delta Kappa Gam-
ma (an honorary sorori-
ty for women educators)
and past recording Sec-
National Associa-
tion for the Education of
Young Children (NA-
Lee Elementary
School P.T.O. Secretary
Madison County Ed-

ucation Association
National Board Cer-
tified in Early childhood
Reading Endorse-

D. List Staff Devel-
opment Leadership Ac-
tivities: training in
instructional Strategies
and leadership activi-
1. Developed a Be-
havioral Intervention
guide for Lee Elemen-
tary School
2. School Improve-
ment Plan-a committee
advisory member
3. Ag. In the Class-
room-help develop les-
sons for age appropriate
agricultural Florida
4. Certification for
Direct Intern training
5. National Board
Certified and help direct
training for candidates
6. Develop Pre-
kindergarten Curricu-
lum Mapping guide for
Madison County

E. List Honors and
Past 1993, 1999, 2010
school winner for
Teacher of the Year
2004 District
Teacher of the Year
Farm Bureau
Teacher and Class
Florida Power Mini-
grant Math and Science
Free Enterprises
Educators Hall of Fame
Madison Founda-
tion for Excellence Min-
grant Winner
2009 School Winner
for Teacher of the Year

Family- Married to
Joe Sherrard
Parents Clifford E.
(Buck) Kelley
Children- Traci,
Chad, Hope, Leigh, Scott
lor, Zack, Dalton, Savan-

Yolanda Smith Haynes
Madison County Central School
2nd Grade Teacher

To Madison County's

teachers of the Year!
You are exceptional people as well as model teachers,
great motivators, and promoters of positive attitudes
and creativity. We ore proud of your achievements and
are well-represented by each school's selection of
Teacher of the Year. Thank you for all you do on behalf
of Madison County's children and youth.

District School Board
Of Madison County

Someone once said, "It doesn't matter what kind of house you lived in or
what kind of car you drove or how much money you had in your bank account.
The only thing that matters when you die is if you made a difference in a
child's life." (Author unknown) I want to be a person that can be remembered
for making a difference in children's lives, and becoming a teacher has given
me the opportunity to instill values worth believing in.
My name is Yolanda Smith Haynes. I live in Madison, FL. I have three won-
derful kids; Zarkese Haynes, who is nine and in the fourth grade; Zarion Preast-
er who is seven and in first grade; and Zhiya Preaster who is seven months. I
am employed at Madison County Central School where I teach second grade. I
have been teaching for the past six years. I truly enjoy teaching and find it very
rewarding. I received my Bachelor's of Science degree in Elementary Educa-
tion and a Master's degree in Educational Leadership from Florida A&.M. Uni-
My hobbies include spending time with my children, visiting amusement
parks, bowling, skating, working on crossword puzzles and going out to dinner
with friends. My interests are surfing the internet looking for new teaching
strategies and techniques to help better equip my students for the world that
awaits them.

Gary Gazlay
Madison County Central School
Grades 6 8

Gary Gazlay grew up in Pinellas Coun-
ty and began studying piano at the age of
five. He attended Madeira Beach Jr. High
School (Paul T. Nicholson director) and
Seminole High School (Edward J. Mc-
Sheehey director), and the positive influ-
ence of both of these men on his life is the
reason he chose a career as a music teacher.
Gary attended the University of South
Florida and after graduating from college
in 1974, he moved to Madison, Florida, and
began his teaching career in the Madison
County Florida Public School System.
He has taught music for the past 29
years at high school, middle school and ele-

mentary levels and his life has been posi-
tively influenced by thousands of students
he has had the privilege of teaching.
Gary teaches instrumental and general
music at Madison County Central School
and is also a music coordinator at a Fellow-
ship Baptist Church. He has been married
to his best friend, Betty, for over twenty-six
years and they have two daughters and
three grandchildren.
Gary is honored to have been selected
as the MCCS 6th thru 8th grade representa-
tive for the 2009-2010 Madison County
Teacher of the Year and is proud to be part
of such an amazing "family" at MCCS.

Steve was born and raised in small rural com-
munity called Snake Nation just outside of Hahira,
Georgia. He was educated in the Lowndes County
School System. After graduation in 1977 he attend-
ed what was then Valdosta State College and ma-
jored in Biology During his Sophomore year at
VSC, he started working for Winn Dixie part-time
at their cookie plant, Crackin' Good Bakery In 1979
he married the former Debbie Clay from Jasper,
Florida and went on to complete his degree. After
graduation in 1982, he had the opportunity to take a
position with Winn Dixie at Dixie Packers in Madi-
son as the Quality Control Supervisor. Steve
worked for Dixie Packers for 25 years running the
laboratory and maintaining the quality of the prod-
ucts produced by the plant, eventually becoming
the Quality Assurance Manager.
In 2005 he made a major mid-life career change
and became a high school science teacher. Steve has
been teaching at MCHS since then and has taught
Biology, Chemistry, Physical Science and Anatomy
and Physiology He especially likes using technolo-
gy in the classroom.
Steve is the father of Christy Bass Adams, a
3rd, 4th, and 5th grade math teacher at Madison
Central School and Clay Bass, a Missile Technician
in the Navy. Steve is also an active member of First
Baptist Church, Madison, serving as a deacon and
singing in the choir.
Steve says, "when I was in college, I could nev-
er have imagined that I would be a teacher. This has
been a wonderful change in my life. I love watching
the light bulbs go off in students' heads as they
comprehend difficult processes. It is a joy to go to
work each day" Because of his prior experience,
Steve also brings an understanding of employment
in the science field. "There are real life applica-
tions to the information they are learning and I can
share that with them. The opportunities in the sci-
ence field are limitless."

The Family Of
Madison County High School
For being named
MCHS Teacher Of The Year

Missy Cherry has spent her
last seven years as a teacher at
Pinetta Elementary School. She
has taught all grade levels but en-
joys her current role the most,
where she is the reading teacher
for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. Mrs.
Cherry enjoys this position the
most because she loves taking stu-
dents on adventures through the
stories they read together. She also
enjoys incorporating her love for
scrapbooking into her classroom
and has written several mini-
grants to provide the materials to
her students.
Mrs. Cherry earned the distin-
guished title of a National Board
certified Teacher in 2008. She has
also served as Lead Teacher in
many roles such as Differentiated
Instruction and Kagan Structures.
The past two years she has worked
with other teachers in the county

Joi Sharee Collins is the daughter
of Debra Collins and Martice
Seabrooks. She was raised in the town
of Greenville, FL by her Grandmoth-
er Evelyn Williams. She has four sis-
ters and two brothers. Joi lists her
hobbies as: reading, skating, going to
the movies, visiting museums, and
traveling. She is an active member of
Young Reaper Missionary Baptist
Church, where she is the young adult
activities coordinator.
Joi attended the public schools of
Madison County and graduated with
high honors from Madison County
High School. While attending high
school, she was active in several ex-
tra-curricular activities. Her favorites
were: track-and-field, cheerleading,
JROTC, and the Student Government
Association. She served as President
of her senior class, President of the
National Honor Society, and was
elected by the teachers and students
as Miss Madison County High School.
After high school, Joi attended
Florida State University where she
earned a Bachelor of Science Degree
in Criminology with a minor in Psy-
chology While attending college, Joi
shared her time volunteering around
the community She participated in
activities such as assisting the less
fortunate at the local homeless shel-
ter, visiting nursing homes, and tutor-
ing at-risk students at a local
elementary school.
Following college, Joi worked at
Greenville Hills Academy for two
years. She worked as a Juvenile Coun-
selor for a year and then transitioned
into the classroom as an ESE instruc-
tor at the same facility Joi wanted to
work with a broader spectrum of chil-
dren, so she decided to go back to
school to become a certified teacher.

as a mentor.
Mrs. Cherry has been married
to her high school sweetheart, Dar-
ryl, for almost 14 years and they
have three incredible children to-
gether. Tucker (11) is in the 5th
grade, Ellie (7) is in the 2nd grade,
and Lucy (4) is in Pre-K. They all
attend PES with their mama.
Mrs. Cherry is also an active
member of Fellowship Baptist
Church and the Junior Auxiliary of
Madison County where she cur-
rently serves as Corresponding
Mrs. Cherry is thankful for the
ministry the Lord has given to her
throughout her career.
She is also very honored to
serve as the PES teacher of the
year and humbled that she would
be chosen because she feels she
works with the best faculty and
staff on the planet!

Joi Collins
Greenville Elementary School

Joi currently holds a Teaching
Certificate in Elementary Education
grades K-6. She has been a teacher at
Greenville Elementary School for the
past four years. Joi is known around
Greenville Elementary for bringing
creativity to her classrooms. "I do, or
become whoever I have to, in order to
engage my students in learning." Joi
is known for creating lyrics about the
FCAT and the FL Writes to tunes of
popular songs. This is a motivational
tool she uses in her classrooms to
boost her student's confidence about
these standardized tests. Some fa-
vorites of her students are: "If you
write it then they're gonna put a six
on" (sung to the tune of "Put a Ring
On It" by Beyonce) and "We Will, We
Will Pass the FCAT" (sung to the tune
of Queen's, "We Will Rock You.")
Joi sums up her educational phi-
losophy as such... "Education is very
important because not only does it in-
crease one's knowledge of the world,
it teaches responsibility, promotes re-
spect, and builds integrity Within my
classroom I make every effort to es-
tablish individual and cooperative
learning environments where stu-
dents feel safe to share their ideas and
grow intellectually, socially, and emo-
tionally. When my student's leave my
class, I want them to possess not only
basic skills and an extensive body of
knowledge, but disciplined and practi-
cal minds as well."
"It is my hope that as I impart the
knowledge needed, I will also manage
to inspire and motivate my students to
seek more by showing them that they
can have fun in the search. This is
indeed a challenge, but one that I
look forward to. Education is not a
job; it is a life-long commitment to
the future of our society."

C To All The
Teachers Of The Year
In Madison County!
Tim Sanders
Madison County Clerk of the Court

S Congratulations
To All The
Teachers Of The Year
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Valerie Thomas
Greenville Elementary School

My journey began in Madison. I was born to
parents with big hearts, Mrs. Rachel and the late
Mr. J.W Hawkins. They instilled in me Christian
values and a strong work ethic. Although they were
not able to graduate from school they made sure
that all six of their children graduated from school.
My educational journey began when I complet-
ed Madison County High School the Class of 1976. I
received my Associate In Arts Degree at North
Florida Junior College; Bachelor Of Arts Degree in
Music Education at Valdosta State; Master's of Sci-
ence Degree in Varying Exceptionalities at Nova SE
University and Masters of Science Degree in Theol-
ogy at Covenant Bible College & Seminary... I'm a
lifelong learner so this list is ongoing.
My beloved husband, the late Simmie Thomas
of Madison, Florida joined me on my journey for 35
years. We shared two beautiful children, Ivory and
Simmie Thomas II.
My teaching career began at ACTT Child Care
as Head teacher for four years. I relocated to Port
St. Lucie, Fl., where I served as Music Teacher at
Garden City Elementary school for 15 years. After
the death of my father and husband,I moved back
home and served at the Madison County Excel Al-
ternative School for three years as Guid-
ance/Curriculum/Reading Coach. The following
year, I served at Madison County Central School for
1 year in the Succeed Academy as Reading Teacher
and I am currently serving as ESE Teacher at Madi-
son County Excel School.
I am truly grateful and honored to be chosen as
Teacher of the Year. I am extraordinarily fortunate
to have such a wonderful "team" of people to work
with. To all my students and every student I en-
counter, you have a servant for life!

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8A Madison County Carrier

www.greenepublishing .com

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


New Madison office located

next to Capital City Bank

By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A common com-
plaint regarding med-
ical services in Madison
County is that residents
are forced to travel out of
town to have tests per-
formed. Among these
tests, many are critical
and routinely required,
such as those concern-
ing cardiology health.
Madison County
ranks among the worst
in the state of Florida re-
garding its physical
health, especially in dis-
eases that directly and
indirectly impact the
heart. Diabetes, for in-
stance, which is near
epidemic levels in Madi-
son County, places one at
additional risk for heart
attack and stroke. High
blood pressure and is-
sues associated with
obesity do the same. In
fact, cardiology care and
testing is at the hub of
most medical services
utilized by seniors local-
Florida Coastal Car-
diology is therefore
pleased to now offer
these essential cardiolo-
gy services in Madison
County, having recently
opened their office at 293
W Base Street in Madi-
son, where Dr. Shezad
Sanaullah is in atten-
dance two days a week -
on Monday and Friday -
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Car-
diac services include:
In office nuclear

treadmill and pharma-
cological stress testing
Dedicated in-house
Carotid ultra-
Noninvasive test-
ing for the potential of
ventricular tachycardia
and sudden death

Nuclear stress test-
ing is used to determine
lack of blood flow to the
heart and the presence
of blockages in coronary
arteries, making it a
common requirement
for cardiac checkups.
And the Cambridge
Heart Monitor, which
the practice employs, is
the only diagnostic ma-
chine of its kind.
Although cardiology
testing often occurs after
conditions have sur-
faced, Dr. Sanaullah em-
phasized his focus on
"We are so pleased to
be in a great place like
Madison, which is why
we purchased our office
and brought in a full
staff to offer critical car-
diology services. We
have a deep love for med-
icine, and are especially
pleased to bring these
services where they are
needed the most. We are
strongly focused on pre-
vention, as well, and on
providing the best in
health care," he ex-
Dr. Sanaullah's wife
- Dr. Helen Nitsios is an
internist with the prac-

tice, sharing her hus-
band's love of medicine
and small communities.
Again, the office is locat-
ed at 293 W Base Street
and is currently open on
Monday and Friday from
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. To get
more information, or to
make an appointment,
call (850) 973-8600.
Michael Curtis can
be reached at

Driver Safety Rates


To All Seniors

By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The State of Florida requires all
auto insurance companies to give dri-
vers 50 and older who have a good dri-
ving record AND complete the AARP
Driver Safety Program a premium dis-
count for three years. On March 13,
starting at 9 a.m., one of these classes
will be offered at the Madison County
Extension Office.
According to the AARP website lo-
cated at, "You can expect
to learn current rules of the road, de-
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"The Medicine Man"

Speaks 1

On Wed., Jan. 20, local Madison realtor Roy Mil-
liron introduced the Madison Rotary Club to Dr.
Charles A. Rouse, Jr., also known as "Dr. Charlie," or
to his radio listeners, "The Medicine Man".
Dr. Rouse received his degree in pharmaceutical
medicine from the University of Georgia, but con-
fesses that his practice is in the distribution of both
traditional and natural based medicines. He has
also served his community and his faith for many
years as the Senior Pastor of Liberty Baptist
Church in Albany, Ga., and he founded the Medicine
Man Corporation in 1997.
According to Rouse,
it is difficult for
mankind to appreciate
or understand the com-
plex and perfect method
in which God created the
universe and human
kind. Using many de-
tailed examples of the
majestic nature of all
creation, Dr. Rouse ex-
plained how the earth, at
the equator, is spinning
at the rate of around -
1,000 miles per hour.
And that perfect rotation
gives us day and night,
every day, year in and (
year out. Furthermore,
the earth is traveling
through space at the rate
of 66,600 miles per hour.
And that perfect journey
around our sun is the
precise catalyst needed
for the coming of our (Left to Right) Madiso
seasons on our planet. Rouse Jr. (Guest Speaker)
And, if this balance
were not amazing enough on its own, consider the
moon orbiting the earth at over 2,000 miles an hour
and how, at that rate, every 28 days the moon com-
pletes its orbital cycle. And thus far, man has been
able to identify over 200 billion stars in our universe.
It is all beyond our comprehension. There is nothing
about the universe that God left to chance.
The same perfection and preciseness exists in
the make-up of the human body Through the tech-
nology that is now available, scientist understand
that the human body is made up of over 75 trillion
cells. To put it another way, that is 75,000 billion
cells. And each cell possesses the mechanism to be
an entity all to its own. It is capable of healing itself,
duplicating itself, policing itself, pretty much like
an independent city on its own. And in the finite
world of microorganisms, each cell contains a


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strain of DNA that stretched from one end to the
other would be over seven feet long. In each human
body that is enough strands of this DNA to go from
the earth to the moon many thousands of times.
In God's plan for the creation of the human
body, He created indicators that serve as barometers
for man to measure the decrees of our health and
well being. In the blood for example, red blood cells
regenerate every 120 days. Pretty much, your red
blood cell inventory is brand new about every four
months. Your blood is made up of approximately 23
trillion red blood cells.

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) and Madison Rotary President Brian O'Connell.

White blood cells on the other hand number a
mere 20 billion, and they replace themselves every
12 hours. Dr. Rouse explained how the consumption
of 100 grams of white sugar could cause the produc-
tion of these white blood cells to be paralyzed for a
period of up to 5 hours, greatly minimizing the
body's ability to regenerate the necessary white
blood cells to heal its self, or to remain healthy
It was a personal experience in Dr. Rouse's own
life that led him to explore the world of medicine
found in the natural world. He found the source of
his direction in Psalm 104, where the writer states
that the herb is clearly for man. Over the years Dr.
Rouse has worked to understand the relationship be-
tween vitamins and the body Everything grown
such as fruits and vegetables is wholesome for the
body It's the complex nature of man made nutrients
that are causing the body harm. Dr. Rouse has
worked with the Acai berry from the Amazon forest
to develop a supplement that is generating positive
results in many of its users, and amazingly enough,
Dr. Rouse stated that this supplement had actually
raised the blood profile of virtually everyone that
had taken it.
Simply put, Dr. Rouse concluded his presenta-
tion by saying, "Eat the stuff that God has made,
and avoid the stuff that man has made." Roy Mill-
iron has information about how to obtain the prod-
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Madison County Carrier 9A


Noe Recognized by Workforce

Jessica Noe, 18,
came to Workforce be-
cause she heard they
might be able to assist
her in paying for her
GED. Since enrolling
in Workforce Invest-
ment Act (WIA) Youth
services, Noe has
earned her GED and is
now enrolled in the Pa-
tient Care Technician
(PCT) program at
North Florida Commu-
nity College (NFCC).
Because of her ac-
complishments, Noe re-
ceived incentives from
Workforce. She re-
ceived a $50 cash incen-
tive in addition to a HP
mini laptop. While
these were incentives
for Noe to achieve her
goals, the biggest incen-

tive for her is to be able
to provide for her new
Sara Shepherd is
Noe's Career Consul-
tant at Workforce.
Shepherd has been able
to facilitate funding for
Noe to pay for her GED
test, her TABE, uni-
forms, equipment, and
a portion of her travel
expenses. But it was
not only financial help
she received from
Workforce. "Sara was
able to show me the pos-
sibilities and opportu-
nities available to me.
She also talked to me
about what I had to do
to get there." While in
training, Shepherd and
Noe will work together
to find a worksite

where Noe can gain
valuable experience in
the medical field. Once
she begins working at a
site, Workforce will pay
her wages.
Workforce's WIA
Youth services focus on
youth 16 to 21. These
services include career
exploration, employa-
bility skills, basic skills
learning, job search,
and other activities,
which aid in building
the talent pipeline in
North Florida. Incen-
tives are available for
youth who work with
their Career Consultant
to remove barriers to
success and reach goals
in career readiness.
Funding comes from
the Workforce Invest-

ment Act (WIA)
through the United
States Department of
Labor, filtered through
the Florida Agency for
Workforce Innovation.
North Florida
Workforce has estab-
lished local spending
limits in place for cus-
tomers receiving WIA
services. For more in-
formation, call 973-
WORK or toll free at
Noe plans to contin-
ue her training at
NFCC, including her
completion of the RN
program. She went on
to say, "Workforce's
Youth program is
great. There is help
here for those who need

Photo submitted
Jessica Noe will get good use out of her laptop
while in training.

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Are you looking for ways to spark your child's
interest in reading? Get ready to have a fun-filled
time while you learn new skills to help your child
become the best reader he/she can be. In this work-
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Tips to help with homework;
Ways to make reading practice simple, quick
and fun; and
How to build your child's confidence as a read-
The workshop begins on Jan. 28 at 6 p.m. at the
Greenville Elementary School Cafeteria, and will
run through March. Families Building Better Read-
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receive a free book, among other fun activities.
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Wednesday, January 27, 2010


JV Warriors Win 2 Of 3 To Stand 4-8

Fran Hunt
Special to the Madison
County Carrier
The Aucilla Christ-
ian Academy junior var-
sity Warriors basketball
team climbed to stand 4-8
on the season after
chalking up victories in
two of the three past
On Jan. 15, the JV
Warriors fell to Malone
for a 53-33 loss. As a
team, Aucilla targeted 12
of 26 attempts (46%)
from the field, one of 10
attempts (10%) from the
three-point zone and six
of 14 attempts (43%)
from the free-throw line
for 33 points. They col-
lected 9 assists, 11 offen-

sive and 21 defensive re-
bounds for a total of 32,
had 11 block/steals and
18 turnovers.
Tyler Jackson buck-
eted two of five attempts
(40%) from the field for
four points, had three as-
sists, four defensive re-
bounds, four block/
steals and four
Tres Copeland net-
ted two of four attempts
(50%) from the field for
four points and had two
Hans Sorensen
dropped in four of nine
attempts (44%) from the
field, missed three from
the three-point zone and
hit three of 6 attempts

(50%) from the free-
throw line for 11 points.
He had three assists, one
defensive rebound, three
block/steals and 10
Trent Roberts tar-
geted one of two at-
tempts (50%) from the
field, missed one from
the three-point zone
and dropped in three of
five attempts (60%)
from the free-throw line
for five points. He col-
lected one assist, one of-
fensive and five
defensive rebounds.
Cody Kelly netted
one of three attempts
(33%) from the three-
point zone for three
points, had three defen-



Fran Hunt
Special to the Madison
County Carrier
The Aucilla Christ-
ian Academy junior var-
sity Warriors basketball
team went up against
John Paul II, Jan. 19 and
cam out on top of a 47-42
As a team, the War-
riors targeted 12 of 32 at-
tempts (38%) from the
field, five of 17 attempts
(29%) from the field, and
8 of 14 attempts (57%)
from the free-throw line
for 47 points. They col-
lected 10 assists, nine of-
fensive and nine
defensive rebounds for a
total of 18, had 18
block/steals and 11
Bradley Holm had
one defensive rebound,
two block/steals and one

Tyler Jackson hit
one of two attempts
(50%) from the field,
missed two from the
three-point zone and
sank two of two at-
tempts (100%) from the
free-throw line for 13
points. He had five as-
sists, two offensive and
one defensive rebound, 5
block/steals and two
Tres Copeland hit
one of 5 attempts (20%)
from the field, missed
two from the three-point
zone, hit one of one at-
tempt (100%) from the
free-throw line for three
points, had two assists,
two defensive rebounds,
and five block/steals.
Hans Sorensen
dropped in five of 13 at-
tempts (38%) from the


field, one of 4 attempts
(25%) from the three-
point zone and missed 4
from the free-throw line
for 13 points. He collect-
ed one assist, three offen-
sive and one defensive
rebound, 5 block/steals
and 5 turnovers.
Trent Roberts buck-
eted three of seven at-
tempts (43%) from the
field, missed one from
the three-point zone, hit
four of five attempts
(80%) from the free-
throw line for 10 points,
had three offensive and
two defensive rebounds,
and one turnover.
Cody Kelly dropped
in one of one attempt
(100%) from the field,
missed four from the
three-point zone for two
points, one assist and two
Jared Jackson netted
one of three attempts
(33%) from the field, one
of two attempts (50%)
from the free-throw line
for three points, he had
one offensive and one de-
fensive rebound.
Josh Wood bulls-
eyed one of one attempt
from the three-point zone
for three points, and had
one block/steal.
Kaleb Wyche missed
two from the three-point
Cody Ledford had
one assist.
Jarrod Turner
grabbed one defensive re-
The JV Warriors
wind up the season
against Branford, 4 p.m.,
Feb. 2, there.

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sive rebounds and one
Jared Jackson hit
two of two attempts
(100%) from the field and
missed three from the
free-throw line for four
points. He had one as-
sist, seven offensive and
seven defensive re-
bounds for a total of 14,
with one turnover.
Josh Wood missed
one from the three-point
zone and had one
Kaleb Wyche missed
two from the three-point
zone and had one
Sammy Ritter
missed one from the field
and had one block/steal.
Cody Ledford buck-
eted one of two attempts
(50%) from the field for
two points, had one of-
fensive and one defen-
sive rebound, and one
Jarrod Turner
missed one from the
field, had one assist, and
two offensive rebounds.
On Jan. 14, the JV
Warriors squared off
against John Paul II and
came out on top of a 48-
35 win. As a team, Aucil-
la targeted 18 of 53
attempts (34%) from the
field, three of 8 attempts
(38%) from the three-
point zone, and three of
12 attempts (25%) from
the free-throw line for 48
points. They collected 10
assists, 22 offensive and
27 defensive rebounds
for a total of 49, with 11
block/steals and 12
Tyler Jackson
missed three from the
field, one from the three-
point zone, had three as-
sists, two block/steals
and one turnover.
Copeland hit one of
two attempts (50%) from
the field, hit one of one
attempts (100%) from the
three-point zone and
missed two from the free-
throw line for 5 points.
He had one assist, one
block/steal and three
Roberts dropped in 5
of 11 attempts (45%)
from the field, netted one
of two attempts (50%)
from the three-point
zone for 13 points, had 9
offensive and 11 defen-
sive rebounds for a total
of 20 for a double-double,
and one block/steal.
Kelly missed one
from the field, had one
assist, one defensive re-
bound and one turnover.
Jared Jackson hit
three of 12 attempts
(25%) from the field, and
two of six attempts
(33%) from the free-
throw line for eight
points. He collected four
offensive and three de-
fensive rebounds, two
block/steals and one
Wood targeted four
of five attempts (80%)
from the field, missed
one from the three-point
zone for eight points, had
one assist, one offensive
and three defensive re-
bounds, two block/steals
and one turnover.
Wyche missed one
from the field, two from
the three-point zone, had
one defensive rebound
and one block/steal.
Ritter missed three
from the field, had one
assist and one turnover.
Ledford hit two of
three attempts (67%)
from the field for four
points, had one assist,
one offensive and three
defensive rebounds.
On Jan. 15, Aucilla
faced off against Altha

and was edged for a 31-29
loss. As a team, ACA hit
four of 44 attempts (9%)
from the field, four of 18
attempts (22%) from the

three-point zo
nine of 22
(41%) from tl
throw line for 2
They had 8 assi
fensive and 22 i
rebounds for a
42, with
missed two ft
field, hit one of
tempts (50%) f
free-throw line
point, had one
and two defend
Copeland buck
of seven attemi
from the field
two from the th
zone and hit tv
attempts (33%)
free-throw line
points. He adde
sist, one block/,
one turnover.
Sorensen dr
one of 14 attem
from the field,
of eight attempt
from the th]
zone, missed fo
the free-throw 1:
points, had five
and three defe:
bounds, two blo
and 12 turnover

ne and Roberts netted one of
attempts 13 attempts (8%) from
he free- the field, missed two
29 points, from the three-point
sts, 20 of- zone, sank four of six at-
defensive tempts from the free-
total of throw line for six points,
nine collected one assist, 11
and 18 offensive and 11 defen-
sive rebounds for a total
Holm of 22.
rom the Kelly missed one
f two at- from the field, and buck-
from the eted one of three at-
for one tempts (33%) from the
offensive field for three points.
isive re- Jared Jackson sunk
one of three attempts
Jackson (33%) from the field, and
eted one hit two of three attempts
pts (14%) (67%) from the free-
, missed throw line for four
ree-point points. He had one as-
vo of six sist, one offensive and
from the five defensive rebounds,
for four with two block/steals
d one as- and two turnovers.
steal and Wood missed one
from the field, had one
topped in assist and one
ipts (7%) block/steal.
hit three Ledford missed one
)ts (38%) from the field.
ree-point The JV Warriors re-
)ur from turn to the hardwood
ine for 11 against Branford, at 4
offensive p.m., Jan. 25, here; and
nsive re- winding up the season,
ck/steals Branford, 4 p.m., Feb. 2,
s. there.

Don't Be an "Opposite Day" Investor

Provided by Brad Bashaw, Edward Jones

On Jan. 25, some of us celebrate Opposite Day. Its origins
are murky and even its exact date is in some dispute, but
Opposite Day has proved to be a source of fun for many
people, especially children, who choose to eat breakfast
at suppertime and otherwise do things in reverse.
However, you may find that acting in an "oppositional"
manner is not so harmless at other times in your life -
such as when you're investing.

What types of "oppositional" moves should you avoid?
Consider the following:

Buying when prices are high When the
financial markets keep rising, many people continue buy-
ing more shares in the mistaken belief that "up" is the only
direction their investments can go. But while it may be
human nature to want to continue racking up gains, it's
not necessarily smart investing. The higher an investment
has gone, the more likely it becomes that it will plateau or
potentially even drop in value. Of course, an investment
may one day rise again, but for the near term, its "upside
potential" may be limited, so you might do better by find-
ing other opportunities.
Selling because prices are low Just as
some investors keep buying when prices are rising, oth-
ers will sell when prices have dropped, just so they can
"cut their losses." This may be a mistake. If the investment
still plays a role in your balanced portfolio, and you believe
its prospects are still good, you may want to hold on to it
despite its price. Furthermore, if your investment's decline
is due more to an overall drop in the market than a
change in its own fundamentals, it may bounce back
when the market recovers. Generally speaking, you
should sell an investment if your goals or risk tolerance
have changed, if you need to rebalance your portfolio or
if the investment itself has undergone some type of shift
that no longer makes it compatible with your needs.
Investing too conservatively Given the
volatility we've seen in the last couple of years, it's proba-
bly not too surprising that many investors have "pulled
back" from the market and put a lot of money in certifi-
cates of deposit and other fixed-rate, low-return invest-
ments. While there is a place for these vehicles in your
portfolio, you won't want them to become too dominant -
because you still need to invest for growth if you're going
to achieve your long-term goals, such as a comfortable
retirement. The amount of growth-oriented investments
you own will depend on your risk tolerance and time hori-
zon, but there's no point in your life even your retire-
ment years when you won't need some growth poten-
Failing to diversify It is important to diversify
your dollars among stocks, bonds, government securities
and other investments. Even within these broad classes,
you should diversify for example, you should consider
owning stocks representing different industries and bonds
with a variety of issuers and maturities. While diversifica-
tion, by itself, cannot guarantee a profit or protect against
loss, it can help reduce the effects of volatility on your
Opposite Day comes but once a year. But making "oppo-
sitional" investment moves can have long-lasting and
potentially harmful effects. So take the time to explore
your investment decisions carefully.

This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your
local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Madison County Carrier 11A


A/lWI) YAw^I T

ACA Varsity Softball

_Schedule Announced
Fran Hunt The month of March has th
Special to the Madison County Carrier Lady Warriors facing off against
The schedule for the varsity girls Chiles, 5 p.m., March 2, there; Wakul

Fran Hunt
Special to the Madison County Carrier
The schedule has been deter-
mined for the Aucilla Christian Acad-
emy Varsity Warriors' baseball team.
However, due to the ongoing basket-
ball season, the roster has not been de-
termined and will be forthcoming. Ray
Hughes will be coaching the Warriors.
Action begins around the dia-
mond with the Classic, slated for 7
p.m., Feb. 9 at Hamilton County; and
4:30 p.m., Feb. 11, at Hamilton County
The regular season begins against
East Gadsden, 4 p.m., Feb. 16, here; Al-
tha, 4 p.m., Feb. 19, there; John Paul II,
4 p.m., Feb. 23, there; and Altha, 3 p.m.,
Feb. 25, here.
March sees the Warriors facing off
against Hamilton County, 4 p.m.,
March 2, here; Maranatha Christian, 4
p.m., March 5, there; Franklin County,
3:30 p.m., March 8, here; Melody Chris-

tian, 3:30 p.m., March 9, there; Munroe,
3:30 p.m., March 12, here; East Gads-
den, 4 p.m., March 15, there; Malone, 6
p.m., March 19, there; Echols County,
3:30 p.m., March 22, here; FAMU High,
2 p.m., March 23, here; John Paul II,
3:30 p.., March 26, here; Westwood, 4
p.m., March 29, here; and Munroe, 6
p.m., March 30, there.
April has the Warriors slated
against FAMU High, 4 p.m., April 6,
there; Malone, 3:30 p.m., April 9, here;
Hamilton County, 5 p.m., 12, there;
Georgia Christian, 3:30 p.m., April 15,
here; Melody Christian, 3:30 p.m.,
April 16, here; Echols County, 5 p.m.,
April 20, there; Maranatha Christian,
3 p.m., April 22, here; and Georgia
Christian, 4 p.m., April 23, there.
The District Tournament is slated
for April 25, 27 and 29 at John Paul II.
The times have not yet been deter-

CR J V Softball

Schedule Rnnounced

Fran Hunt
Special to the Madison
County Carrier
The schedule has
been determined for the
Aucilla Christian Acade-
my junior varsity girls'
softball team. However,
due to the ongoing bas-
ketball season, the ros-
ter has not been
determined and will be
Mary Beth Bishop
will be coaching the JV
Lady Warriors.

Action begins
around the diamond
against Jefferson Coun-
ty, 4:30 p.m., Feb. 12,
here; Perry Middle, 4
p.m., Feb. 16, here;
Melody Christian, 3:30
p.m., Feb. 18, here;
Maclay, 3:30 p.m., Feb, 22,
here; Florida High, 5
p.m., Feb. 25, there; and
Madison Academy, 4
p.m., Feb. 26, there.
March sees the JV
Lady Warriors facing off
against Perry Middle, 4

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Clarence Sapp
Nancy Scarboro
James L. Seier
Betty Sherrod
Hubert Sherrod
Wilmer Strickland
Marion E. Taylor
Ella D. Twiggs
P.E. Isaiah S. Twiggs
Eddie Washington
Leila Watkins
Jimmy Zorn

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-Making the Gift
Mary Jarvis
Thetus Alderman
Carolyn Blount
Jeanie B. Metzger
Jeanie B. Metzger
Lisa Smith
Carolyn Blount
Anita J. Burnette
Debra Sherrod
Debra Sherrod
Henry E. and Juanita Cason
Carson and Gladney Cherry
Carson and Gladney Cherry
Carson and Gladney Cherry
Hiroko Cherry
Vera H. Cone
The Connors Family
Laverne Cooper
Ethel M. Dennis
Evans Family
Sidney and Gordon Ashley
Vera H. Cone
Vera H. Cone
Vera H. Cone
Vera H. Cone
Erika Bellamy
Elizabeth Williams
Ethel M. Dennis
Elizabeth Bartosz
Henry E. and Juanita Cason
Thetus Alderman
Peggy Scruggs
Billy Lee
Charles Maultsby
Eliza T McGee
Cassandra, Angela
and Geneva Moore
Paul Agner
The Rev. Ben Pfeil
Peggy Scruggs
Peggy Scruggs
Wonda Sapp
James R. Scarboro
Sharon Scier
Debra Sherrod
Debra Sherrod
Pauline Strickland
Bill and Marilyn Taylor
Eliza T. McGee
Eliza T. McGee
Willie Mae Washington
Vera Lauria
Debra Sherrod
Minister's Deacon Laymen
Training Union
Carrie B. Washington

p.m., March 1, there;
Madison Central, 4 p.m.,
March 4, here; Madison
Academy, 4 p.m., March
12, there; Maclay, 4 p.m.,
March 12, there; Taylor
County, 5 p.m., March 15,
there; Florida High, 4:30
p.m., March 18, here;
Madison Central, 5 p.m.,
March 22, there; Jeffer-
son, 4:30 p.m., March 23,
here; and Taylor County,
4 p.m., March 25, here.
In April, the JV
Lady Warriors are slated
to go up against Jeffer-
son, 4:30 p.m., April 6,
here; and wrapping up
the season, the young
ladies face off against
Melody Christian, 3:30
p.m., there.



Fran Hunt
Special to the Madison
County Carrier
The schedule has
been released for the Au-
cilla Christian Academy
JV boys' baseball team.
However, due to the on-
going basketball season,
the roster has not been
determined and will be
Daryl Adams will be
coaching the JV War-
riors this year.
Action begins
around the diamond
when the JV Warriors
face off against Perry
Middle, 4 p.m., Feb. 16,
here; North Florida
Christian, 4 p.m., Feb. 19,
here; Melody Christian,
3:30 p.m., Feb. 23, here;
and Madison Academy, 4
p.m., Feb. 26, there.
The month of March
sees the Warriors facing
off against Florida High,
6 p.m., March 1, there;
Madison Academy, 4
p.m., March 9, here;
Maclay, 4 p.m., March 12,
there; Madison Central,
4:15 p.m., March 15, here;
Maclay, 4 p.m., March 19,
here; Madison Central, 5
p.m., March 22, there;
FAMU High, 4:30 p.m.,
March 23, here; and Per-
ry Middle, 5 p.m., March
26, there.
Slated for April, the
JV Warriors face off
against FAMU High,
April 6, there; North
Florida Christian, 4:30
p.m., April 8, there;
Melody Christian, 3:30
p.m., April 9, there; and
wrapping up the season,
the JV Warriors battle
against Florida High,
4:30 p.m., April 12, here.

softball team at Aucilla Christian
Academy has been determined. How-
ever, due to the ongoing basketball
season, the roster has not been deter-
mined and will be forthcoming. Ed-
win Kinsey will be coaching the Lady
Action begins around the dia-
mond with the Classic, slated for Feb.
5 and 6 at Chiles with times to be an-
The regular season begins
against Rickards, 4:30 p.m., Feb. 12,
here; continues with Madison, 6 p.m.,
Feb. 15, there; Munroe, 3:30 p.m., Feb.
16, here; Altha, 4 p.m., Feb. 19, there;
John Paul II, 3:30 p.m., Feb. 22, here;
FAMU High, 4:30 p.m., Feb. 23, there;
and Altha, 3 p.m., Feb. 25, here.


la, 6 p.m., March 4, there; Lincoln, 2
p.m., March 6, there; the Lincoln
Tournament, time to be announced,
March 12, there; Wakulla, 4 p.m.,
March 15, here; Madison, 4:30 p.m.,
March 13, here; Malone, 6 p.m.,
March 19, there; FAMU High, 4:30
p.m., March 23, here; Chiles, 4 p.m.,
March 25, here; John Paul, 3:30 p.m.,
March 26, here; and Munroe, 11 a.m.,
March 29, there.
April has the ladies slated
against Florida High, 7 p.m., April 5,
there; Lincoln, 4:30 p.m., April 6,
here; Malone, 3:30 p.m., April 9, here;
and Rickards, 6 p.m., April 13, there.
The season concludes with the
District Tournament, 4 p.m., April 19,
20 and 22, hosted at ACA.

Major League Baseball Trivia Questions

1: What hide was first used to cov-
er baseballs in 1975?

2: What baseball announcer said
Pope Paul VI's death "puts a damper
on even a Yankees win"?

3: What country's first U.S. major
league baseball player was Chan-Ho

4: Which two cities have the oldest
stadiums in major league baseball?

5: What baseball team's games are
announced on TV by Skip Caray?

6: What shortstop holds the major
league records for games played, as-
sists and double plays?

7: What pitcher's 1.12 ERA in 1968
is the lowest in the majors in post-
World War II play?

8: Who was the last American
League baseballer to win the Triple
Crown, in 1967?

9: What Pittsburgh Pirate had ex-
actly 3,000 career hits before dying in a
plane crash?

10: What's the LCS to a baseball
pennant winner?

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Wednesday,January 27, 2010

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New & Used Parts
Senior Citizen Discounts

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

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

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

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

Wanted: 4-wheel drive trac-
tor, will trade a 20 ft. hardy
barge trailer with 50 hp
Johnson. Call Tommy
Greene 973-4141
1/20, rtn, n/c

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Don't Let This One Get

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

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

52 inch RCA big scrn
approx. 2 years old
$1600, asking $750
Call 850-210-59

1/6, rtn, n/c

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

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

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

Red full size sofa new
$700, must sell $200, AB
Lounge Iltra $25.00, TV +
wood stand $50.00, sched-
uleing board $10.00. Mov-
ing Out Of State

1/27, pd

3 bedroom, 2 bath
doublewide on Rocky Ford
Rd in Pinetta, $600 security
deposit and $600 monthly
references required

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

Doublewide Mobile Home
3 bedroom 2 bath in the
Cherry Lake Area $500 per
month and $500 deposit
1/6, rmtn, c

3 bd/2 bath doublewide near
Cherry lake $550.00, deposit
& References 850-973-2353

8/19, rtn, c

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



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

Small Cottages $395
Good neighborhood in Madi-
son, clean as new. Heat &
air, R&R, 3 rooms. Matured
male only. Water, garbage &
yard maintenance, furnished.
Call George at 557-0994
11/18,rmt, c

Lake Front Home
5/6-rtn,n c 2 bedroom 2 bath, furnished.
Includes water, electric &
een TV, gas. Lawn maintenance pro-
d, pd vided. 1 yr lease $800 de-
obo. posit, $1,050 per month
128 850-973-3025

8/5, rtn, pd

2010 Brand New
4/2 DW, CHA, skirting,
steps, set-up & del. all this
for only $39,995. Call Eric
@ 386-752-1452
1/20 2/17, c

ONLY $9,900. CALL
12/9, rtn, c

100 % Financing
On all new land/home pack-
ages, plus $8,000 in stimulus
money until April, don't wait
buy today call Eric @
1/20 2/17, c

12/9, rtn, c

Brand New 20
One 2010 4 bedroom
on your property f(
ments of only $32
month. Call Eri
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with state highwayfrontage.
Corner lots. Fronts both
Harvey Greene Dr.
& Highway 53 South.
Enterprise Zone
Natural gas line, 8 inch wa-
ter main, access to city utili-
ties, fire hydrant, and service
from two power companies.
Property has easy access to
1-10, via SR 53 & SR 14.
Will build to suit tenant or
short or long term lease.
Call Tommy Greene 850-
rtn, n/c

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

Saturday Jan 30th .2010

from 8 a.m. till 3 p.m. at
)10 1950 Dusty Miller Avenue.
m 2 bath Bring your cash no checks
or pay- accepted. Misc antique fur-
1.56 a niture, glassware, silver;
c @ Misc clothing, kitchen uten-
or sils and misc furniture, deep freezer/washer/dryer/hospital
bed/piano. Anyone interest-
1/20 2/17, c ed in purchaseof home 3/2.5
bath 2000 + sq. ft.
Brick/Ranch style on 5 acres;
HOME Please feel free to take this
BATH opportunity to explore and
ED TO make any offers as owners
$487.49 will be present.

12/9, rtn, c

Repo's Repo's Repo's
We have many to chose
from! Homes starting @
$10,500. These won't last
long! Call Eric @
386-752-1452 or
1/20 2/17, c

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

Madison Dental Associates
January 11th thru February
11th We will hold a chance-
drawing for a ORAL CAN-
The Velscope Cancer
screening is a $25 value *
Purchase your chance for $1

at Madison Dental t

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

2 bedroom trailers for rent Fantastic Lake
850-570-0459 and Mountain Views
11/25,rc from this 2 Bed/ 2Bth Home.
Open and Covered Decks,
Large Screened Porch, Gas
FP, CH/A, Oak Floors & Cab-
Gjreenville Pointe inets, and Appliances.
Offered Furnished at
$179,900. Call BJ Peters at
tpar8tmentsl 850-508-1900
rtn, n/c

$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
rtn, c

Historical rental Apartment -
Newly renovated 2BR/1
Bath. Great Room with dish
hook up. Large Kitchen,
stove, refrigerator. Yard ser-
vice, located near downtown
and college. $600.00 month.
Call immediately!
1/27, pd

Clean as new. Two story, 3
BR, 2.3 baths, formal LR &
DR. 1705 Sq. Ft. New
Kitchen, Range, Ref, D/W,
G/D. Oak Floor downstairs,
Heart Pine upstairs. 2 Central
H&A. Yard maint. included.
$700 rent and deposit. Good
credit req. 205 NE Shelby Ave.
Madison. Call George 973-
8583 or 557-0994.
8/12 -rm, c

Call 973-4141
to Place Your Ad!

1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, pd

House For Sale By Owner
1950 Dusty Miller Avenue,
3/2.5 bath 2000 + 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
1/13, 1/20, 1/27, pd

Real Estate For Sale
near Lloyd Acres, 1800 sq.
ft. DW, 3/3 with carport,
screen room, deck, crown
mold, tile & hardwood, fire-
place on 5 acres. 1/2 acre of
beautiful woods with stream.
$8000 credit available.
$138,500. 850-599-5121
1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, c

3/2 on 6 lots in Greenville,
new HVAC, new vinyl win-
dows and siding, complete
rehab, move in ready. $8000
credit available. $89,500
with 6 lots. 850-599-5121

1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, c

The Board of County Commissioners of Madison County,
Florida is accepting applications for

Emergency Management Director

High School Diploma required. Bachelors Degree preferred,
but may be substituted by equivalent experience in the Emer-
gency Management field.

The EM Director shall possess a minimum of four (4) years
experience in business, government, or emergency service de-
livery at an operations level, and must have considerable
knowledge of principles and techniques of emergency man-
agement coordination and planning. Must be skilled in emer-
gency operations and have the ability to establish strategies
and objectives.

The Emergency Management Director will direct and super-
vise all Emergency Management activities and programs, and
coordinate preparation for, response to, and recovery from
any natural, technological, or civil disasters in Madison
County. The Director shall be "on-call" 24 hours/7 days to re-
spond to emergency situations. In addition the EM Director
will: Direct and coordinate all emergency management ser-
vices in times of disaster or catastrophic events; Prepare, im-
plement and be responsible for Madison County's
Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan, Disaster
Housing Plan and Debris Management Plan; develop and im-
plement a Local Mitigation Strategy for Madison County;
Develop and plan training exercises which utilize all emer-
gency service providers within Madison County; Develop and
implement response and recovery plans, and develop and im-
plement public notification programs. The Director will also
serve as a liaison to appropriate local, state, and federal disas-
ter-related agencies.

Applications and job description may be picked up from the
Madison County Coordinators Office located in the Court-
house Annex, 229 SW Pinckney Street, Room 219, or at the
Madison County Emergency Operations Center, 1083 SW
Harvey Greene Drive in Madison, Florida.

Application deadline is Friday, February 5, 2010 at 4:00 pm.
For further questions please contact Vicki Brown, Emergency
Management Director at 850-973-3698 or via email at madis-

Madison County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a
Drug Free Workplace.

1/22, 1/27, c

The Board of County Commissioners of Madison County,
Florida is accepting applications for

Emergency Management Program Coordinator

High School Diploma or equivalent GED required
Bachelors Degree preferred, but may be substituted by equiv-
alent experience

The Emergency Management Program Coordinator shall pos-
sess a minimum of four (4) years administrative experience,
preferably in business, government, or emergency services.
Must be proficient in computer skills, in use in use of spread
sheets, Word documents and e-mail communication. Must be
skilled in planning, research and have the ability to prepare
and present technical reports.

today The Emergency Management Program Coordinator will assist
the EM Director in coordinating preparation for, response to,
and recovery from any natural technological or civil disasters
1/15 2/11, n/c in Madison County. The Program Coordinator will be "on-
call" 24 hours/7days, and will assist the Director in emer-
gency response efforts. In addition, the EM Program
Coordinator will: assist in the development and implementa-
tion of required State and Local Emergency Response Plans;
be responsible for the timely submission of financial reports
and requests for grant funds; assist in the development and
implementation of programs to increase public awareness of
emergency preparedness.

Applications and job description may be picked up from the
Madison County Coordinators Office located in the Court-
house Annex, 229 SW Pinckney Street, Room 219, or at the
Madison County Emergency Operations Center, 1083 SW
Harvey Greene Drive in Madison, Florida.

Application deadline is Friday, Feb. 12, 2010 at 4:00 pm.
For further questions please contact Vicki Brown, Emergency
Management Director at 850-973-3698, or via email at

Madison County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a
Drug Free Workplace.
1/27, 2/3,c



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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Madison County Carrier 13A


Notice is hereby given that the Board of County Commissioners of Madison
County, Florida will be accepting sealed bids for the following: One (1) New
Current Model Backhoe/Loader John Deere 310gtSI or Caterpillar 420E or
Sealed bids may be submitted to the Board of County Commissioners by de-
positing same at the Board office located in the Madison County Court-
house Annex, Room 219, 112 East Pinckney Street, Madison, Florida 32340,
or Post Office Box 539, Madison, Florida 32341, anytime prior to 5:00 PM
on Wednesday. February 10. 2010. ANY BID RECEIVED AFTER SUCH
bids must be clearly marked as a sealed bid and the bid number must be
printed on the outside of the front of the envelope: One (1) New Current
Model Backhoe/Loader. Bid # FY 2010 01. BID MUST CONTAIN A
Bid Specifications, as well as other pertinent documents, may be obtained
from the Madison County Road Department office located at 2060 NE
Rocky Ford Road (C-591). 2 miles north of Madison. telephone # 850-973-
2156. beginning Wednesday. January 27. 2010. Copies of Specifications are
available for inspection at the County Commission Office during regular of-
fice hours.
Madison County reserves the right to waive any informality or to reject any
or all bids.
Bids will be opened at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday. February 11. 2010 after
which all bids will be available for public inspection. Bid Award by the
Board of County Commissioners will be during their regularly scheduled
meeting to be held on Wednesday, February 17, 2010. All vendors will be
notified in writing of the successful bidder.

1/27, 1/29, 2/3, 2/5

The North Florida Broadband Authority ("NFBA") announces meetings of
the NFBA RFQ Evaluation Committee that all interested persons are invit-
ed to attend. The NFBA is a legal entity and public body created pursuant
to the provisions of Section 163.01, Florida Statutes, and an Interlocal
Agreement among Baker, Bradford, Columbia, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Jeffer-
son, Lafayette, Levy, Madison, Putnam, Suwannee, Taylor and Union Coun-
ties and municipalities of Cedar Key, Cross City, Lake City, Live Oak,
Monticello, Perry, White Springs and Worthington Springs, Florida. The
NFBA's RFQ Evaluation Committee meetings will be held at 10:00 a.m. on
Friday, February 5, 2010; 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 10, 2010; and
1:30 p.m. Thursday, February 11, 2010 at the offices of the Suwannee River
Water Management District, Room 103, 9225 County Road 49, Live Oak,
FL 32060. The NFBA's RFQ Evaluation Committee meeting is to evaluate
proposals submitted to the NFBA in response to the PRO-
RFQ 2010-01. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the NFBA
with respect to any matter considered at the meeting, such person will need
a record of the proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record
is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to
be made. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons
needing special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this pro-
ceeding or have any questions please contact Faith Doyle, Clerk to the
NFBA Board at (877) 552-3482 or (407) 629-6900 at least one (1) business
day prior to the date of the meeting.


The City of Madison has a need for licensed electrical maintenance ser-
vices. The city will be accepting quotes on an hourly rate from firms to be
on call that meet requirements listed below:
1. All insurance required general liability and if additional employees
workers compensation on employees.
2. At least 10 years experience in commercial electrical field.
3. Experience with three phase electrical systems to include pumps (pref
erence may be given to applicants with soft start motor and lift station
maintenance experience).
4. Licensee must supply all hand tools, testing equipment and other equip
ment that is associated with commercial electrical service calls.
5. Preferences may be given to experience with timers. Chlorine injectors,
and electrical control instrument panels.
Any questions regarding this request for service should be directed to
Chuck Hitchcock at City Hall, telephone # 973-5083. Required proposal
forms may also be obtained from Mr. Hitchcock. Sealed proposals should be
submitted to Lee Anne Hall, City Clerk, by 12 noon, February 5, 2010.
The City reserves the right to reject any and all bids.

1/27, 1/29

Madison County Request for Bids
The Madison County Board of County Commissioners is requesting bids as
part of the 2008 Madison County Emergency Set Aside Community Devel-
opment Block Grant Program from licensed contractors and manufactured
home dealers to provide (1) Rehabilitation of existing homes; or (2) Re-
placement of manufactured homes that were damaged or destroyed during
the flooding which occurred in Madison County in March and April, 2009.
Certain federal and state requirements (such as equal employment provi-
sions) will apply to the contracts for this project. Professional services re-
quired shall be secured in accordance with CDBG Regulations including
24CFR, Part 85, and other procurement requirements adopted by the Flori-
da Department of Community Affairs.
Project will include housing repairs and/or elevations, or manufactured re-
placement and demolition of privately owned substandard structures and
other similar activities in rural Madison County. Contracts awarded will be
between property owner and contractor, not Madison County or any of its
subdivisions or individuals.
Projects being bid are: Three general repairs projects and four manufac-
tured home replacements. For more specific bidding documents contact Re-
habilitation Specialist. Dick Edwards, at 402 NW Houston Avenue. Live
Oak. FL 32064 or call Mr. Edwards at 386-364-6608 for more information.
A "walk through" for the above jobs is scheduled for Thursday. February 5.
2010, beginning at 9 a.m. in the Madison County Commission Meeting
Room. 1st Floor. Courthouse Annex. 229 S.W. Pinckney Street. Madison.
FL. If you plan to bid, please have a representative of your firm attend. If
you cannot attend the walk through and there are changes to be made on
the "Description of Work", an addendum will be mailed to all contractors
that requested bid packages. When an addendum is sent to you, it must be
submitted along with the Bid Proposal Sheet.
CONTRACTORS, please note that the Madison County CDBG Program
must know: 1) the state in which you are licensed; 2) your contractor's li-
cense number; 3) your contractor's license class; and 4) the scope and
amount of your insurance coverage. Therefore, it is requested that you se-
cure a copy of a Contractor's Application for Certification (from Dick Ed-
wards, listed above) and your Certification of Insurance and return both
with your bid. Once this information is received, we will keep it on file so
that Contractors bidding on more than one job will only have to submit this
proof once.
Sealed bids for each project, marked "SEALED BIDS FOR CDBG PRO-
ECTS" must be received by NOON, Tuesday Februar 16 2010, at the
Madison County Coordinator's Office, Courthouse Annex, 2nd Floor, 229
S.W. Pinckney Street (P.O. Box 539). Madison, Fl 32341, Attn: Allen Cherry.
County Coordinator, in order to be considered. Additional information may
be obtained from Mr. Dick Edwards by calling (386) 364-6608. Bids will be
opened as soon as possible after the submission deadline and evaluation and
contract awards will occur in accordance with CDBG and other funding
agencies requirements at a time and place to be determined. Contracts re-
sulting from the process will be subject to review and will be fashioned so as
to protect the County's interest.
The County reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, to waive any
informalities or irregularities in the proposal process and to award the con-
tract in the best interest of the County. The services contract is subject to
grant award and release of funds by the funding agency.

EEO/AA/Fair Housing

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9119 Corporate Lake Drive, Suite 175,
Tampa, Florida 33634,

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a civil action has been filed against you in the
Circuit Court, County of Madison, State of Florida, to foreclose certain real
property described as follows:
NUMBER 32-62-0228HAB.
You are required to file a written response with the Court and serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to it on Timothy D. Padgett, Plaintiffs attor-
ney, whose address is 2878 Remington Green Circle, Tallahassee, Florida
32308, at least thirty (30) days from the date of first publication, and
file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiffs
attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in the complaint.
Dated this 8 day of January, 2010,

By: Ramona Dickinson
Deputy Clerk
Attorney for Plaintiff:
Timothy D. Padgett, Esq.
Timothy D. Padgett, P.A.
2878 Remington Green Circle
Tallahassee, FL 32308
(850) 422-2520 (phone)(850) 422-2567 (fax)

1/20, 1/27

The City of Madison has a need for concrete construction of small pro-
jects within the city limits. The successful firm must be knowledgeable and
experienced in the requirements of forming, pouring, and finishing concrete.
The successful company will be utilized for multiple sections of side-
walk/curbing improvements.
All bidders are required the following:
1. Workers compensation and general liability insurance.
2. At least 10 years experience supervising concrete work.
3. Experience with the following concrete finishes, flat work, curbing,
stamped, and stenciled.
4. Provide a tractor with a box blade and preferably a front end loader
for moving dirt. A commercial grade compactor, demo saw, all floats,
jointers, edgers, hand tools, wheelbarrows, and other tools that will be
required for finishing work.
5. Because of the hand work in the finishes the City will accept only 600
sq. ft. of flat work per man on the job. Example (3man crew could pour
1800 sq. ft. and a 5 man crew 3,000 sq. ft.)
To be qualified to bid, interested parties must meet the above require-
ments. This includes sq. ft labor bid or 3 men per hour. Any questions re-
garding this request for service should be directed to Chuck Hitchcock, at
City Hall, phone # 973-5083. Required proposal forms may also be ob-
tained from Mr. Hitchcock. Sealed proposals should be submitted to Lee
Anne Hall, City Clerk by 12:00 noon, February 5, 2010.
The City reserves the right to reject any and all proposals.

1/27, 1/29

The Madison County Planning & Zoning Board will hold a public hearing
in the County Commission Meeting Room, Courthouse Annex, 229 SW
Pinckney Street, Madison, Florida on Thursday, February 11, 2010 at 5:30
p.m. or soon as the matter can be heard, on the following application for
Special Exception:
APPLICATION: A request by Madison County Solid Waste Department, to
be granted a special exception under Section 4.4A, of the Madison County
Land Development Regulations to permit a Public Service/Utility (Recycling
Collection Center) on the following property:
A portion of the Southeast Quarter (SE 1/4) of Section 18, Township 2
North, Range 8 East, Madison County, Florida, being more particularly de-
scribed as follows:
COMMENCE at an axle marking the northwest corner of said SE 1/4 per
survey dated January 18, 1969, prepared by John W. Wadsworth, recorded
in O.R. Book 959, page 108 of the public records of Madison County, Flori-
da; thence North 8720'20" East along the north line of said SE 1/4 a dis-
tance of 481.60 feet to a concrete monument marking the intersection of
said north line with the easterly right-of-way line of County Road 150 (100
foot right-of-way) and the POINT OF BEGINNING of the following de-
scribed parcel; thence continue North 87o20'20" East along said north line a
distance of 325.00 feet to a rebar; thence South 36o00'03" West a distance of
340.00 feet to a rebar; thence North 88o31'12" West a distance of 330.00 feet
to a rebar on the aforesaid easterly right-of-way line, said point lying on a
non-tangent circular curve to the right having a radius of 2814.93 feet and a
central angle of 0225'15"; thence along said curved right-of-way line an arc
distance of 118.94 feet (Chord: North 3826'14" East, 118.93 feet) to a con-
crete monument marking the point of tangency of said curve; thence North
39o38'39" East along said right-of-way line a distance of 205.57 feet to the
Containing 1.97 acres, more or less.
Said lands situate, lying and being in Madison County, Florida.
A copy of the application is available for inspection by the public during
normal business hours at the Board of County Commissioners Administra-
tion Office, Courthouse Annex, Room 219, Madison, FL. or you may contact
Jeanne Bass, at (850) 973-3179 for additional information.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any per-
son requiring special accommodations to participate in meeting of the
Board, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assis-
tance. Please contact Tim Sanders, Clerk of Court, at Post Office Box 237,
Madison, Florida 32341, telephone: (850)973-1500, at least 48 hours prior to
the meeting. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please call 1-800-955-
All interested parties may appear at the Public Hearing and be heard with
respect to the above referenced application. Any persons wishing to appeal
any decision made at the above referenced public hearing will need to en-
sure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made.



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Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Garden Club Celebrates 60th Anniversary

Charter member Rachel Reichmann honored

ureene PuDlisning, Inc. Pnoto by iviIcnael turtis, January 1I, Izuu
Past Presidents attending the Madison Garden Club 60th Anniversary. Pictured left to right are: Mrs. George Mandzak (Betty), Mrs. Jeff Rykard (Terri), Mrs. C.M.
Brandies (Jean), Mrs. G.F. Rykard Jr. (Peggy), Mrs E.B. Browning, Jr. (Faye), Mrs. Colin Howerton (Vicki) standing in for Mrs. T.M. Howerton (Emy), Mrs. Nat Norfleet
(Rachel Reichmann), Ms. Nell Ring, Mrs. Jeff Bloodworth (Mina), Mrs. John Maier (Janet), Mrs. Grady Powell (Glenda), and Mrs. Jim Jenkins (Rosalyn).

By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
As President Dolly
Ballard opened the
Madison Garden Club
60th Anniversary cele-
bration, which was held
on Jan. 21 at 2 p.m. at the
beautiful facility they
share with the Madison
Woman's Club, mem-
bers and guests were in-
vited to enjoy a walk
down memory lane.
Along this walk were a
little club history and a
number of highlights
regarding the club's
many accomplishments.
Those in attendance
were also treated to
some insights of the
club's notable members,
followed by a lovely re-
ception of fellowship
and refreshments.
Following an invoca-
tion by Father Viet of St.
Vincent's Catholic
Church and the Pledge
of Allegiance, the proud
president turned the mi-
crophone over to es-
teemed member Mina

Bloodworth, who is also
Director of District III.
Excerpts from her pre-
sentation include:

The Madison Gar-
den Club joined the
Florida Federation of
Garden Clubs in 1950.
That same year, the club
published a book titled,
"Promise and Fulfill-
ment." The work includ-
ed gardening and
landscaping tips, along
with anecdotes and po-
ems submitted from the
Madison community

In 1983, the Madi-
son Garden Club and the
Madison Woman's Club
started honoring their
deceased members by
planting and dedicating
trees throughout Madi-

The Madison Gar-
den Club wins a State
Award for their land-
scaping project at the
Old Jail.
In April 2000, a Na-

tionwide Blue Star
Memorial Marker was
presented to the city
honoring Madison Coun-
ty military veterans.

On Nov. 12, 2000,
the Four Freedoms Park
Fountain was donated
in honor of the 50th An-
niversary of the Madi-
son Garden Club.

In 2004, through
the hard work of Terri
Rykard, Charter Mem-
ber Willie Clare
Copeland was submitted
for and awarded the
prestigious Blanche
Covington Leadership
Award from the FFWC.

On Jan. 21, 2010,
the Madison Garden
Club is awarded the Pre-
cious Metal Ruby Cer-
tificate in recognition of
60 years of membership
in the FFWC.

The district director
was also very pleased to
announce a brick honor-
ing the club had been
placed in the walkway at
the FFWC headquarters
in Winter Park. Return-
ing the microphone, Bal-
lard then recognized the
past presidents attend-
ing the 60th Anniver-
sary gala:

1953-54 Mrs. Nat
Norfleet (Rachel Reich-
1965-66 Mrs. T.M.
Howerton (Emy Hower-
ton), with Vicki Hower-
ton standing in for her
mother-in-law, who re-
grettably couldn't at-

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1984-88 Mrs. E.B.
Browning Jr. (Faye)
1988-91 Mrs. G.F.
Rykard Jr. (Peggy)
1991-92 Mrs. C.M.
Brandies (Jean)
1992-94 Mrs. Jeff
Rykard (Terri)
1994-96 Mrs. George
Mandzak (Betty)
1996-97 Mrs. Peggy
1997-98 Mrs. Her-
schel Rooks (Karla)
1997-98 Mrs. Jim
Jenkins (Rosalyn)
1998-2000 Mrs.
Grady Powell (Glenda)
2001-02 Mrs. John
Maier (Janet)
2002-06 Ms. Nell
2006-08 Mrs. Jeff
Bloodworth (Mina)

Following the recog-
nition of past presi-
dents, Janet Maier
entertained everyone
with a whimsical imper-
sonation of club icon,
Willie Clare Copeland.
In her monologue,
Maier cleverly captured
the spirited essence of
the club's late champion
and mentor. Among the
many accomplishments
mentioned were her ef-
forts to preserve his-
toric trees, as well as
plant commemorative
trees, throughout Madi-
son a practice main-
tained to this day.
Another club matri-
arch and charter mem-
ber, Rachel Reichmann,
was then recognized for
six decades of dedicated
service. City of Madison
Mayor Jim Stanley pre-
sented her a Key to the
City, in addition to sev-
eral handsome plaques
the club presented.
Among the more mov-
ing and memorable of
the keepsakes created in
her honor, was a large
portrait signed by all
members and an artisti-
cally styled scrapbook.
As "Queen for a Day,"
she was also presented a
bouquet of roses, com-
plete with a royal cloak
and tiara.
As the presenta-
tions closed, all were in-
vited to a wonderful
reception featuring deli-
cious hor'doeuvres pre-
pared by the
membership. Members
and guests were also in-
vited to tour the room
and enjoy various mem-
orabilia on display
In the end, a lasting
feeling of fellowship
bloomed as fragrantly
as the six decades of
milestones of the Madi-
son Garden Club.

ureene rumnisning, Inc. r noo By ivcnael Curtls, January zi, zu2 u
Madison Garden Club President Dolly Ballard
(left) presents Charter Member Rachel Reichmann a
keepsake scrapbook commemorating 60 wonderful

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Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Michael Curtis, January 21, 2010
Janet Maier performs an entertaining imperson-
ation of the late Willie Clare Copeland, who was a
charter member and driving force behind the Madi-
son Garden Club for decades. Janet captured the
spirit of the lady, "who wouldn't take no for an an-

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Michael Curtis, January 21, 2010
Dolly Ballard (right) is all smiles as Mina Blood-
worth presents her a handsome plaque in recogni-
tion of her exceptional service to the Madison
Garden Club.

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