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Title: Madison County carrier
Alternate Title: Carrier
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Tommy Greene
Place of Publication: Madison, Fla
Publication Date: June 16, 2010
Copyright Date: 2010
Frequency: weekly
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Madison -- Madison
Coordinates: 30.466389 x -83.415278 ( Place of Publication )
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Aug. 5, 1964.
General Note: Co-publisher: Mary Ellen Greene.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 32, no. 15 (Nov. 22, 1995).
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2 Sections. 26 Pages
Around Madison 4- 6A Legals 13A
Church Section B Sports 10A
Classifieds 12A Health 11A
School 7A Mothers Day 8-9A

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Mad son County'e Award-WinningI Newspaper

State's And Counts's construction


Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, March 4, 2010
Construction on Lee's new wastewater system
continues. This photo was taken at the intersection
of Sycamore Trail and School Avenue. The pipes
seen to the right in the photo are in the old Lee
School playground and baseball field. Sycamore
Sewer lines will not be going down Sycamore Trail,
because it is a private road. Please see an upcoming
ed ition of The Madison County Carrier or The Madi-
son Enterprise-Recorderfor a photo package on the
wastewater construction.

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc..
Rain wreaked havoc last week,
yI causing a postponement in, the Relay for I
Life activities at the Madison County
High School football field and track.
A meeting was set for Tuesday\ Ala\
S4, at 6 p.m., at Madison County Commlnlu-
11nity Bank to discuss what to do about
the delay. It was unsure at press time if
officials would simply call it a rain de-
lay and reschedule it, or if they would
not have the Relay this year.
STo discover what happened, please~i
Contact any local Relay for Life board
see Friday's MadisonEters-
Recorden or see Lwww.greenepublis-
hing~com for the decision.

Dig Ugp Hlistor
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
If a person needs to find something that may
have appeared in a past issue of The Madison Coun-
ty carrier or The M~adison Enterprise-Rcorder and
they don't have time to come find a copy of the news-
paper at Greene Publishing, Inc.'s offices, the Uni-
versity of Florida can help. Perhaps reader's need to
do research on something that happened in Madison
County 50 years ago, but do not have the time to go
to the North Florida Community College library
and tread through the microfiche. Once again, the
University of Florida can help.
The University of Florida is in the process of
digitizing newspaper content and putting it online.
While the newspapers which have been put online at
UF are far from complete, the university's P.K.
Please see Dig [Ip History, Page 4A

Since I 964
The Spirit Of Madison County
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west rate in 39 years and is an en-
ator that our crime prevention ef-
g," said Governor Crist. "I applaud
lartment of Law Enforcement and
t officers statewide for their out-
making Florida safer for residents
total index crime dropped 9.5 per-
four murders in. Madison County in.
ng Jefferson and Suwannee Coun-
murders. Hamilton County and
Please see crime Rate, Page 4A

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n Finney was chosen Queen of the
urday, Mlay 1, and Joshua Hampton
Swas Josh Timmons and Hampton's
g, Inc. extends its congratulations to
zed by their fellow students. Please
se-Rlecorder for Kristin Finney's sto-

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Ilnc.
In April, Governor Charlie Crist and Florida
Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner
Gerald Bailey announced the state's 2009 Annual
Uniform Crime Report,
The report indicated that the state's overall in-
dex crime rate has reached a 39-year low, declining
by 6.4 percent in 2009, compared to 2008. The num-
ber of violent crimes committed in. Florida dropped
10 percent last year and the number of non-violent
crimes decreased 6.2 percent,
"The significant decline in Florida's crime rate

represents the l(
couraging indic
forts are working
the Florida Dep
law enforcement
standing work, 1
and visitors."
In Madison,
There were f
2009. Neighboril
ties had zero

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Mladison County High School Prom on Satr
was chosen King. Finney's date for the prom
date was Vantashon Bell. Greene Publishine
both Finney and Hampton on being recogni
see Friday's issue of The Madison Enterpri~
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Pa stor An d WNife To

Be Recog niz ed For

5 0 Ye ars Of Mmiis tr y

and Madison Assem-
blies of God, Day
Church of God and an
independent church in
White Springs.
An open micro-
phone gospel sing will
highlight the evening.
Please see Pastor
Recognized, Page 4A

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A big night is set for
Friday evening, May 7,
at Lee Worship Center,
located on Magnolia
That evening, Rev.
Charles and Marylou
Lasseter will celebrate

50 years in the ministry.
The Lasseters will be
honored with a plaque
for their service to the
Lord and to their com-
Charles Lasseter has
served at a number of
churches throughout his
career, including the Lee

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Madison letter car-
riers will hit the streets,
Saturday, May 8 in the
annual Stamp Out
Hunger campaign,
which collects nonper-
ishable food items for lo-
cal pantries, to combat
hunger in the county.
Madison Post Office
letter carriers will col-
lect the donations while
they deliver mail on
their routes.
Harveys will spon-
sor the bags for the
Stamp Out Hunger dri-
Residents can just
leave their nonperish-
able donations by the
mail box and letter car-
riers will pick them up.
All donations would re-
main within the com-
Last year, local let.
ter carriers agreed, "It
was a record-setting
amount." Nationwide, a
record was also set last
Donations from this
year's event are expect-
ed to push the overall to-
tal since the annual
drive began 18 years ago
to more than one billion
pounds. Recommended
donations include
canned meats, fish,
soup, juice, vegetables,
pasta, cereal and rice.
Please do not include
glass containers.
More than 125 mil-
Hion pos cand designed
Postal Service and co-
sonsore uby he n aa:
will be mailed to cus-
tomers to remind them
of the drive.
Additional sponsors
of the drive include the
National Rural Letter
Carriers Associatio;
Feeding America, the
nations food bank net-
work; United Way
Worldwide and its local
United Ways; the AFL-
CIO; and Valpak.
The union settled on
the second Saturday of
May for the annual drive
since food bank
Please see Stamp Out
Hunger; Page 4A

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2A Madison County Carrier

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

And Vo untr sFor

Stanford 10 Testing
Dear Editor:
Sam Stalnaker, the Guidance Department, facul-
ty and staff of Madison County Central School wish
to thank all of the parent and community volunteers
for their support during Stanford 10 testing, April 20
- 23, 2010. We could not have completed the testing
process without the dedicated assistance of our par-
ent and community volunteers. We at MCCS strive
daily to be the greatest school in the county.
The following people assisted us during testing:
Susan Richardson, Pennie Mitchell, Amy Robinson,
Kay Kelly, Lisa Rowe & Jenn Cornman (Apalachee),
James Brown, Supervisor of Elections Office Jada
Woods-Williams & Alfreda Martin, Commissioner
Renetta Parrish, Helen Glee, Miranda Washington,
Sandra Livingston, Tonia Briggs & Linton Hart (Dis-
trict School Board), and Denise Robinson & Jodi
Price (Safe Schools).
The care and support parents and volunteers
continue to show the students at Madison County
Central School is un-measurable. The adage "it
takes a village to raise a child" is reflected through
the love and support shown by the people of Madi-
son County.
Again, thank you for your continued support
and devotion to our school.
Madison County Central School
Home of the Broncos
Sam Stalnaker/Principal
MCCS Guidance Department
(Annie Moore Barfield / Demetria Phillips)

Reader T anke

LI.brarI Fulling

Dear Editor,
Thank you so much for the excellent coverage
and assistance in the fight to save State funding for
public libraries. Your assistance in alerting the cit-
izens to the issue was very helpful in educating all
to the situation.
I know that the Madison Legislative delegation,
the Legislative leadership and the Governor got
hundreds of contacts from Madison County citi-
zens. The citizens spoke up and thankfully the Leg-
islators listened.
We will have approximately the same funding
next year, so all our libraries in Madison should re-
main open the same hours and be able to continue to
serve the many citizens of the county.
Thanks also goes to the Board of County Com-
missioners, and the County Coordinator, who did all
they could to voice the need for State support
through the Small County Coalition, the Florida As-
sociation of Counties, and directly to the local dele-
Everyone together can be proud of this example
of democracy. The people spoke and the Legislature
in thanks to Greene Publishing for featuring
this story and playing a vital role in a successful



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I would like to ap-
plaud the company of
Johnson & Johnson Oil
Company. Looking
through what companies
of Madison are utilizing
the EVERIFY System to
screen it's employees for
being legal to work in
our country, only John-
son & Johnson are
shown. Our City and
County do not do it! We
have a lot of unemploy-
ment in our County and
this should be done by
all Counties, cities and
Companies. Come on
people, protect OUR citi-
zens. Don't give our jobs
Bob Hudon


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By Paul Niemann
Tom Blankenship grew up about
20 miles from my hometown of Quincy
in Hannibal, Missouri. Hannibal is the
hometown of Molly Brown and Bil
Lear, co-inventor of the car radio and
inventor of the Lear Jet and the 8-
track tape player.
And, of course, the town that bills
itself as "America's Hometown" is
also the town that Samuel Clemens
made famous as Mark Twain. In fact,
Mark Twain not only knew Tom
Blankenship as a child, but the two
were very close friends. In Twain's au-
tobiography, he said this about Tom
"He was ignorant, unwashed, in-
sufficiently fed; but he had as good a
heart as ever any boy had. His liber-
ties were totally unrestricted. He was
the only really independent person -
boy or man in the community, and by
consequence he was tranquilly and
continuously happy and envied by the
rest of us. And as his society was for-
bidden us by our parents ... we got
more of his society than any other
boy 's."
Tom was born in 1828 and grew up
with seven siblings, including a twin
sister. His father was a drunk, and the
family was so poor they couldn't even
afford to buy shoes. The parents didn't
send Tom or any of his siblings to
school. His brother Ben once met an
escaped slave on the Illinois side of
the Mississippi River and helped him
avoid being caught even though it
meant passing up a $50 reward for
turning him in. That was a lot of mon-
ey for a poor kid in the mid-1900's.
Tom was with Sam Clemens and a
couple other friends one day when he
sold a coonskin to a local store owner

for ten cents. They noticed that the
owner kept the animal pelts in a back
room, with the window open since it
was summertime. A little while later,
Tom sneaked in the back room, took
the coonskin that he had sold to the
store owner, then went in the front
door to sell it to him again. He repeat-
ed this scheme several more times that
day, until the clerk finally figured out
that he was selling him the same coon-
skin over and over.
Tom also once brought Sam
Clemens and John Briggs along on a
treasure hunting trip north of Hanni-
bal, after he claimed that he had a
dream in which he learned where
some treasure was buried. Sam and
John dug all day, while Tom sat in the
shade under a tree and watched. Since
it was Tom's dream, he didn't have to
do any of the digging.
The three boys never found any
treasure, but it makes for a good story
Or it could serve as the basis for a good
fictional story.
If Tom Blankenship sounds like
someone you know, there's a good rea-
son for that. You see, Tom Blankenship
was the real-life boy who served as the
inspiration for ... the fictional Huckle-
berry Finn.
Since Tom Blankenship was the
model for Huck Finn, he has some-
thing in common with several of
Clemens' other childhood friends: Will
Bowen, John Briggs and Laura
You see, the fictional character
Tom Sawyer was based on a composite
of three boys: Clemens, Bowen and
Briggs especially Clemens. Laura
Hawkins, meanwhile, was the model
for Becky Thatcher,
Now it all makes sense, doesn't it?


MCCS Staff

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Madison County Carrier 3A

First Flight
A big night is set for Friday evening, May 7, at
Lee Wrorship Center, located on Magnolia Street.
That evening, Rev. Charles and Marylou Las-
seter will celebrate 50 years in the ministry. The Las-
seters will be honored with a plaque for their
service to thet Lord and to their community.
Charles Lasseter has served at a number of
churches throughout his career, including the Lee
and Mladison. Assemblies of God, Day Church. of
God and an independent church in White Springs.
An open microphone gospel sing will highlight
the evening. Anyone who can play, sing or just listen
is invited to attend.
A potluck supper will be served during the in-
termission of the sing. Everyone is invited to bring
a covered dish, if possible.
It was good to see Pastor Retis Flowers back at
church on Sunday. The Midway Church of God pas-
tor has been out for about a month, recovering from

pray rs Sehe is mb1 Tlhasse Maem ral Ho itl.ur
Also, remember Gene Clark in your prayers. He
will probably have to undergo back surgery some-
times within the next couple of weeks.
Mly nephew, R~yan Leutner, is flying to South
Dakota on Wednesday, May 5. He is excited. It will be
Ryan's first flight and he will get to go see Mount
Rushmore. Hre is accompanying his girlfriend, Julia
Slaven, to South Dakota, where Julia will remain for
the summer. Ryan will be back in a few days.
That's all the news for this week. Have a great
week and a beautiful forever. Mlay God bless each
and every one of you.

Bret Chernak and Department of Revenue vs.
Tracy Hagerman support
Carye R. Greenwood vs. Gerald T. Greenwood -
dissolution. of marriage .
Phillip Lynn Light vs. Bobbi Jean Dreschler
Light other family
Candida Rogers vs. Erving Rogers, Jr. dissolu-
tion of marriage
Sherri Green and Department of Revenue vs.
Connie Green - support
Mlyanvo Mlichelle Pride - name change
Madison County Sheriff's Office vs. Alan
Wayne Leo other real property
Marion Copeland vs. Elmo Copeland domestic
Joshua Burkett and Department of Revenue vs.
Melissa Skinner support
Re~becca Lamarsh and Department of Revenue
vs. Cory Lamarsh support
Warrick and Angela Birdwell other family
Adrian Kinsey and Department of Revenue vs.
Darren White support

Do ao Ktow...

r" "'*ls,

Note: Stray Vectors
is the author's byline
for randorr thoughts on
the passing scene.
I'll make a bet with
you. In the next quar-
ter century, the per-
centage of America's
electricity generated
by renewable sources
(wind, solar, geother-
mal and biomass) will
not exceed 5 percent.
Renewable energy is an
expensive pipe dream.
If Earl Woods
taught his son this les-
son, then Tiger forgot:
the most important per-
sonal possession is
your reputation.
Is "profiling" an ap-
propriate security tech-
nique to head off
potential public safety
threats like what oc-
curred at Christmas on
Delta flight 253. Ab-
solutely. I believe it is
important to safeguard
against abuse by hav-
ing the profile reviewed
and approved by judi-
ciary process. This is a
reasonable safeguard.
The jockey bomber
is a lesson in commit-
ment. Can you imagine
the commitment neces-
sary for someone to
stick a bomb in their
underwear and embark
on a suicide mission?
What's wrrong with
Washington? Let me
give you a prime exam-
ple. Last summer, Con-
necticut Senator Chris
Dodd diverted $4.5 mil-
lion from airport secu-
rity to one of his
favorite constituencies,
the firefighters. No
surprise that Dodd has
decided to retire.
Best bumper stick-

Before you throw
too many rocks at Ari-
zona, consider the
crime problem that has
grown rapidly, and law
enforcement traces to a
porous southern bor-
der. From the view-
point of Arizonans, the
problem isn't so much
with illegal immigra-
tion but the crime it
Victor Davis Han-
son warns us against
any legislation that haS
the word "comprehen-
sive" attached to it.
More often than not,
the authors of such leg-
islation will bite off
way more than they
can chew and make a
mess of things.
Many argue that
Health Care Reform
will soon become as
popular as Social Secu-
rity and Medicare.
Hold on there are
two big differences.
Those two landmark re-
forms were passed with
significant Republican
support and were fund-
ed by a broad tax base.
Health care had no Re-
publican. support and is
funded narrowly ... and
So Joe, now that the
Health Care bill has be-
come law, what do you
think will happen? I
predict: that health
care premiums will
rise dramatically; that
state budgets and Flori-
da's in particular will
be blown apart with
sharp increases in
Medicaid costs; that in-
surance companies and
many health care
providers will close
their doors; that the
Federal deficit will ex-
plode worse than it is
today; and that our tax-
es will rise significant-
ly. I think this wiill
begin to happen in the
next 2-5 years unless
this law is dramatically
This final comment
is dedicated to the late
Pete Studstill. Shortly
after I interviewed him
last year, he called me
with this short poem
that meant a great deal
to him. "Your life lies
before you; like a field
of fresh fallen snow; be
careful how you tread
on it; for every track
will show." Thanks
Pete, and God rest.


Strav Yectors


Joe ]Boyles
Guest Columnist

er seen this year: 12.4
Trillion; Too Much
I'm afraid this oil
spill from the BP acci-
dent off the coast of
Louisiana may stop any
expansion of off shore
drilling for thirty
years. The drilling op-
ponents will use this to
fear monger before we
even find out why the
accident occurred and
the blowout valve
There is a big de-
bate over the decision
to Mirandize the
Christmas Day bomber
to preserve untainted
evidence for a future
trial. I could care less
about preserving evi-
dence or a subsequent
trial for that matter. I
want to know what he
knows so we can head
off the next attack. In
the security business,
we call it intelligence,
Charlie Christ has
become this year's
Arlen Specter and the
Jim Jeffords of 2005. I
predict that he's going
to feel awfully lonely
and that his support
will continue to wane.
I see that Texas has
filed suit against the
Environmental Protec-
tion Agency over the
EPA's endangerment
ruling that carbon diox-
ide is a hazard to our
health. I predicted this
months ago in, this col-
umn. Furthermore, the
Lone Star state won't be
alone; others, including
the US Chamber of
Commerce, will add
their voice in dissent.
We now have fewer
than 100,000 troops in
Iraq. It has been a long,
hard "slog," to quote
Donald Rumsfeld, but it
appears we have got it
right. I hope there is a
bright future for the
Iraqi people. Good for
them; good for Islam;
and good for this criti-
cal region.
Fox news recently
asked the question
whether or not rules of
engagement (ROE) was
putting our troops at
risk. Hello they al-
ways do! When you put
the brakes on our
"fighting men," you al-
ways diminish their ef-
fectiveness and
increase risk.

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Crack 0 CAHO
On Sunday afternoon, May 2, a woman was ar-
rested for possessing crack cocaine.
According to a M~adison Police Department re-
port, at 2:40 p.m., Sgt. Chris Cooks was patrolling
Parramore St. when he observed a white female
walking on Parramore St.
As Cooks passed her, the woman attempted to
hide her face from the officer. Cooks stopped and
made contact with her.
While asking the subject for identification,
Cooks noticed a white substance in her right hand
that appeared to be crack cocaine.
The female threw the white substance on, the
ground and smashed it with her feet.
Cooks placed the female under arrest and iden-
tified her as Debra H-awvkins.
After securing Hawkins, Cooks field-tested the
white substance, which was positive for cocaine.
Debra Hawkins was transported to the county
jail, and charged with possession of cocaine.

SMa A 1080frH

For Domestic

A man was arrested for a domestic altercation
on Sunday, May 2.
According to a Madison Police Department re-
port, at 2:09 a.m. on that date, Ptl. Reggie Alexander
was dispatched to a residence on SW Washington
Street in reference to an altercation.
Upon Alexander's arrival, the complainant ad-
vised police offers that her live-in boyfriend, Antu-
ane J. Thomas, assaulted her.
She said that Thomas had pushed her against a
wall, while he was trying to assault her son.
Alexander spoke with the son of the woman,
who advised that he witnessed Thomas assault his
Thomas was placed under arrest for battery (do-
mestic violence) and transported to the county jail.

Crime Rate
cont from Page 1A
Lafayette County reported one murder and Taylor
County had four murders for the year.
Madison County reported 11 forcible sex offenses.
Jefferson County reported six; Lafayette County had
four; Suwannee County had 19; Taylor County had 25
and Hlamilton County had 21.
There were 31 robberies in Madison County in
2009. Hamilton County had nine; Jefferson County had
six; Lafayette County had three, Suwan~nee County
had 53 and Taylor County had 11.
Madison County reported total of 123 aggravated
assaults in 2009. Hamilton County had 50 aggravated
assaults; Jefferson County had 100, Lafayette County
had 16, Suwannee had 160 and Taylor County had 183.
Madison County had 175 burglaries. Hamilton
County h~ad 111; Jefferson. County h~ad 118 burglaries;
Lafayette County had 37; Suwannee County had 306
and Taylor had 253.
Madison County had 327 larcenies reported in
2009. Hamilton County had 189; Lafayette County had
36, Jefferson County had 79; Suwannee County had 435
and Taylor County had 253.
Mladison County had 13 vehicle thefts in 2009.
Lafayette County had 13; Hamilton County had 49; Tay-
lor County had 12; and Suwannee County had 21.
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Yonge Library is constantly updating it. Cur-
rently, there are Madison County Carriers on-
line from March 2006-February 2010. The
Madison Enterprise-Recorder features copies
from 1959-1961 and th~en. jumps ahead in. time to
January 2005, and goes up to February 2010.
For those who really lean towards history
and like to dig like an archaeologist, they can
also find copies of The New Enterprise online.
The newspapers available date back to 1901. On
June 25, 1908, The New Enterprise and The
1Madison Recorder combined to become The
1Madison Enterprise-Recorder; nevertheless, the
newspapers are currently available up to 1912
under The New Enterprise link.
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1May 5
The Quitman Ro-
tary Club will host its
third annual Charity
Golf Tournament,
Weds., May 5th. Indi-
viduals or businesses
that would like to par-
ticipate can contact
John Wingate at (229)
263-7983. Prizes will be
awarded and lunch
will be provided.
May 6
Concerned Citi-
zens of Madison will
be meeting at 5:30 p.m.

at the Madison Public
Library. All citizens of
Madison are invited.
Concerned Citizens of
Madison is a group
that is concerned with
the improvement and
developments in and
around Madison. They
need residents from all
districts. Each district
may have their own is-
sues that need to be ad-
dressed. Please join
them on Thursday
nights, once a month
at 5:30. Any questions

call Ina Thompson at
May 16-17
Valdosta Shrine
Club Invitational Golf
Tournament Francis
Lake Golf Course,
Lake Park, Ga. Fee is
$300 a team, includes
dinner (on the 16th),
golf, cart, and lunch.
Top teams in gross and
net, hole-in-one,
longest drive, and clos-
et to the pin, and many
more. For information,
call Kteith Stewiart, 229-
August 21
Army Reserved Re-
union The group is
currently trying to lo-
cate all members of
the 273rd Ordinance
Company Army Re-
serve Unit, for their
first reunion, sched-
uled for August 21. If
you are interested in
participating, please
contact Charles Miller
@ 229-244-1533 or Sam-
ntha Inman @ 229-563-
2066 for more details.
They look forward to
hearing from you.
The Florida DEP's
Stephen Foster Folk
Culture Center State
Park will host an ongo-
ing wood carving
workshop on Thurs-
days through Mon-
days, from noon until 4
p.m. Participants can
create figure carvings,
wood spirits, spoons,
bowls, relief carvings
and more during this
four-hour class. Work-
shop fees are $15 per

session and include
park admission. For
additional information
or to register for the
workshops, please call
(386) 397-1920 or visit
Each Weekday
Except Tuesday
The Senior Citi-
zens Center offers
computer classes to se-
niors 60 and older each
weekday except Tues-
day. For more informa-
tion or to sign up,
please call (850) 973-
The Diamonds in
the Ruff Adoption. Pro-
gram at the Suwannee
Valley Humane Soci-
ety is open every Tues-
day through Saturday
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It
is located on 1156 SE
Bisbee Loop, Madison,
FL 32340. For more in-
formation, or direc-
tions, call (866)
236-7812 or (850) 971-
Second and Fourth
Saturday of Each
The Madison
Church of God hosts a
free soup kitchen the
second and fourth Sat-
urday of each month
at the Greenville Se-
nior Citizens Center.
Lunch is served from
noon to 1 p.m.
Third Tuesday
of ]Each Mlonth
The Greater
Greenville Area Dia-
betes Support Group is

a free educational ser-
vice and support for
diabetes and those
wanting to prevent di-
abetes. The group
meets the third Tues-
day of each month, at
the Greenville Public
Library Conference
Room at 312 SW
Church St., Greenville,
11-11:30 a.m. Everyone
is welcome!
Every Wednesday
and Friday
The Senior Citi-
zens Center's sewing
club for seniors 60 and
older meets every
Wednesday and Friday.
For more information
or to sign up, please
call (850) 973-4241.
Third Wednesday of
Each Month
The Madison
County Health Educa-
tion Club is holding a
free educational ser-
vice and support group
for people interested
in preventing or con-
trolling diabetes, high
blood pressure, elevat-
ed cholesterol levels,
obesity and other
chronic health condi-
tions. The club meets
the third Wednesday
of each month at the
Madison Public Li-
brary Conference
Room at 378 NW Col-
lege Loop, Madison,
12:15-12:45 p.m. Every-
one is welcome to
bring their own lunch.
Third Wednesday of
]Each Mlonth
The Madison
County Diabetes Sup-
port Group is a free ed-

ucational service and
support group for dia-
betes and those wanti-
ng to prevent diabetes.
The group meets the
third Wednesday of
each. month at the
Madison Public Li-
brary Conference
Room at 378 NW Col-
lege Loop, Madison,
11:45 a.m.-12:10 p.m.
Everyone is welcome
is bring their own
lunch. For details, con-
tact Marcia Kazmiers-
ki at (386) 752-2461 or
Lorraine Miller at
(386) 752-6439.
Fourth Wednesday
of Each Month
An informational
meeting for those in-
jured and needing help
returning to work will
be held the fourth
Wednesday of each
month from 12-3 p.m.
at the Madison County
Extension Office lo-
cated at 184 College
Loop, Madison. The
meeting is free and
open to the public. For
more information,
please call (850) 245-
First and Third
Saturday of the
Girl Scout Troop
150 meets at Greenville
United Methodist
Church every first and
Third Saturday of the
month from 10:00 a.m.
until Noon. Please call
Janice or Sean Carson
at 850/948-6901 or the
Girl Scout Council of-
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6A Madison County Carrier

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

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Vicki Brown is surrounded by family members during her farewell social and brunch. Pictured left to right: John Wilson (Vicki's father), Terri Schramm (Vicki's
niece), Pat W~arren (Vicki's husband's aunt), Amanda Brown (her daughter), Vicki Brown, Mlike Brown (her husband), Sharon Sweitzer (her mother-in-law) and Joanne
Billings (Mlike's aunt).

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A farewell social and brunch was held for Vicki
Brown on Friday, April 30, at the Emergency Opera-
tions Center in Madison.
A number of guests enjoyed meeting with
Brown, who is leaving her job as Emergency Man-
agement Director.
Brown, who has worked for Madison County for
20 years, told this reporter in an earlier interview,
"My husband Mike and I are moving to Auburn,
Ala. Mike will work for the Donaldson Corporation.
He's on the engineering team. Donaldson does filtra-
tion systems."
Brown began work for the county in 1990 as a
Deputy Clerk of the Court under then-Clerk Alfred
Welch. She worked in the division, which handled
traffic and child support. (The Department of Rev-
enue later took over the child support portion.)
After she was moved across the street to the An-
nex, where she worked for the Board of County
Commissioners, she handled EMS billing, was a
clerk to the county commission and, for a while,
served as administrator to the board before they

hired Paula Arnold to serve in that capacity. In that
position, Brown handled all county insurance and
all county purchase orders.
In 1995, Brown became the program coordinator
for Emergency Management, which at that time was
called Civil Defense.
She handled the grants for Emergency Manage-
ment and she said that her shining moment was
when she wrote and secured a grant for the con-
struction of the new Emergency Operations Center
The building was constructed in 2009. Later that
year, Brown replaced longtime Emergency Manage-
ment Director Jim Stanley in that role.
Brown said that she feels that she is leaving
Emergency Management in capable hands. Tom Cis-
co is the new Emergency Management Director and
Leigh Webb is the new program coordinator.
At the social, County Commissioners Alfred
Martin and Renetta Parrish presented Brown with a
clock for her 20 years of service to Madison County.
During the meeting, two television sets mount-
ed on the walls showed slideshows of Brown
through the years with Emergency Management.

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, April 30, 2010
County Commissioners Renetta Parrish, left, and
Alfred Mlartin, right, presented Vicki Brown with a
clock for 20 years of service to Mladison County.

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Sandra Bass remem-
bers the first job that she
had coming out of high
"I worked at The
Madison County
Carrier;" she said. "I
started the April before I
Back then, the
young Sandra Tyson,
who is known as
"Sandy" by her friends
and family, was a type-
setter for Tommy and
Mary Ellen G~reene. She
remembers working into
the wee hours of the
morning two days a
week as the young up-

start publishers brazen-
ly went where other lo-
cal publishers had not
been, putting out two
newspapers a week.
Bass left that job af-
ter a year and went to
work for Cantey Motor
Company as an assistant
bookkeeper under Mary
Jane Pfeil.
Following her
tenure at Cantey, she be-
gan her career in public
service in 1973, working
as a fiscal assistant and
assistant finance officer
for the Madison County
School Board. She held
that job until it was done
away with by a new ad-

Taking a break from
public service, Bass
went to work for her
brother, who was a fi-
nancial consultant.
Two years later, she
entered back into the
state offices, going to
work for the Department
of Corrections. Part of
her time was spent in
the finance department
and part of her time was
spent in the budgeting
In 2004, Bass began
working for Tim
Sanders in the Clerk of
the Court's office in
Madison. On Wednesday,
April 28, Sanders and
her co-workers honored
her with a retirement re-
ception held in the lobby
of the Mladison County
Sanders presented
Bass with a plaque for
her years of service in
his office. He spoke of
the 35 years that she had
been a public servant
and of her stellar career.
"She has made her
mark on Madison Coun-
ty history," he said. He
told of the nearly
$30,000,000 budget that
the county has and Bass
helping manage it.
Judy Webb, one of
Bass' co-workers, told of
Bass' love for camping.
Webb walked around the
table, pointing out the
presents that the office
staff had for Bass. When
she got near the end, she
told how Bass loved
seafood and that the
women in the office had
gotten together and de-
cided to give her a
seafood dinner. The
seafood dinner, Webb
jokingly pointed out,

was a can of sardines.
"I loved working in
the Clerk's office," Bass
told this writer. "It (re-
tirement) is very bitter-
sweet. I've really enjoyed
working here."
Bass said that she
had taken part in the
State of Florida's De-
ferred Retirement Op-
tion Plan (DROP)
program and she had
enough time in to retire-
"I worked until my
very last day," she said.
With plans for her
retirement looming
ahead, Bass plans to
spend time with her hus-
band, Wayne, and her
daughter, Jenna.
"She is the pride of
our lives," she said of
her daughter, who is a
student at North Florida
Community College.
Wayne will retire in

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, April 28, 2010
A camping theme was the motif for Sandra Bass'
retirement cake. A truck and fifth wheel camper was
set on a field of green, representing lush green pas-
tures ahead and blue represented the dazzling blue
Gulf of Mlexico that Sandy enjoys visiting in Wakulla

a few months from Tri-
County Electric after
serving the Rural Elec-
tric Co-Op for 40 years.
Sandra Bass also
plans to camp. Her fa-
vorite campgrounds in-
clude state parks in
Georgia and the Holiday

Campground in
When asked if there
was anything else she
would like to say to the
county, she answered, I
just thank them for let-
ting me be a servant. W~e
serve the county."

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, April 28, 2010
Tim Sanders, left, presents a plaque to Sandra
Bass for her years of dedicated service to the people
of Mladison County.

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, April 28, 2010
Sandra Bass, center, is pictured with her daughter, Jenna Bass, and her hus-
band, Wayne Bass, at her retirement reception. Sandra has 35 years in public
service and Wayne will have 40 years with Tri-County Electric in a few months.
Jenna is a student at North Florida Community College.


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North Florida Community Col-
lege's Phi Theta Kappa Mu Xi Chapter
recently held an induction ceremony
welcoming 52 new members into PTK,
the international honor society for
two-year colleges. Friends and family
turned out to support the new in-
ductees as they walked across the
stage of the NFCC Fine Arts Auditori-
um to accept membership in the pres-
tigious organization that was
established in 1918. Inductees must
have a minimum GPA of 3.25 to join
and must maintain a 3.0 GPA to re-
main a member of PTK.
NFCC students leading the induc-
tion ceremony were PTK President
Emily Dees of Lafayette County, PTK
Vice President Shay Bridges of Madi-
son County, PTK Secretary Kimberly
Clark of Lafayette County, and PTK
Treasurer Stephanie Rodriguez of
Suwannee County. During the ceremo-
ny, Dees transferred her title of PTK
President to Rodriguez, who now leads
the student organization that recog-
nizes and encourages academic
achievement among its members.
Dees then introduced guest speak-
er and NFCC history instructor David
Paulk encouraged the new PTK
members to build their competence
and confidence as they move forward
in their education and careers. NFCC
President John Grosskopf and Dr.

Greg Molnar, NFCC science instructor
and PTK advisor, also took part in the
ceremony. A reception was held in the
NFCC Student Center immediately fol-
lowing the induction of new members.

New PTK members are:
Hamilton County: Cindi Fore-
Jefferson County: Gwendolyn
Cauley, Chelsea Dobson, Marsha
Kisamore, Byron Love
Lafayette County: April Causey,
Mary-Thomas Hart, Tia Laemmle
Leon County: William Bassett
Madison County: Cecilia Aikens,
Bobbi Crafton, Ashley Collis, Jodie
Cooper, Maggie Ellison, Jennifer Hop-
kins, Desiree Jonas, Kelly Joseph,
Cheyrl Knighten, Ashley Malone, Han-
nah Morris, Leona Murfin, Amy New-
man, Andrew Pinkard, Jimmy Smith
Jr., Laurie Smith, Martie Stern, Tayna
Terry, Lizeth Vasquez, Crystal Wash-
ington, Teresa Wren
Suwannee: Stephannie Akers,
Dana Anderson, Kimberly Baker,
Johnie Boatright III, Jessie Box, Inga
Chambers, Twyla Sears, Kristin Sta-
pleton, Lacey Van Etta, Tyler Win-
burn, Chelsea Young
Taylor: Cara Addison, Sherry
Craft, Brooke Barton, Hayden Barton,
Garrett Beach, Justin Blue, Earl Cobb,
Jacques Lang, John Parker Jr.,
Michelle Watson, Elisa Webb

Photo submitted
PTK members (left to right) are: Amy Frey and Stephanie Rodriguez, PTK ad-
visor Dr. Greg Molnar, PTK member Emily Dees, NFCC President John
Grosskopf, PTK member Shay Bridges and Kimberly Clark, and guest speaker
and NFCC instructor David Paulk at NFCC's PTK induction ceremony.

NFCC's new PTK members from Madison County.

Photo submitted
University of Florida football players: T.J. Pridemore, #45, Fullback; John
Brantley #12, Quarterback; Brendan Beal, #54, Linebacker; Sam Robey #50, Cen-
ter; Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) professional fighter James Ham-
mortree and UF cheerleader Morgan Palmer were on hand for the Junior Auxiliary
Fitness Fair.

On Friday, April 23, over 450 ele-
mentary and middle school students
descended on Madison County High
Boot Hill for the second annual, "Jam-
mim with JA" Fitness Fair. Twenty-
eight teams of students from the
county's public and private schools
participated in this year's fair.
The day began with the pledge,
prayer and National Anthem sung by
Justin Davis. Kim Barnhill, from the
Health Department, then spoke to the
kids about the importance of good nu-
trition and exercise. Throughout the
morning the teams rotated around the
field competing in twenty different
events, including a sack race, obstacle
course and tug-of-war.
At lunch, the special
guests arrived: four University of
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Florida football players, a University
of Florida cheerleader, and Ultimate
Fighting Championship professional
fighter, James Hammortree. The
guests spoke to the students about
keeping healthy and fit by staying ac-
tive. Following lunch, the UF football
players ran drills with the boys, while
UF Cheerleader, Morgan Palmer, taught
the girls some cheers.
As a special treat for the kids this
year, a drawing was held for a boy's
bike and a girl's bike.
Throughout the year, the Junior
Auxiliary has been in the schools
presenting programs on health, nu-
trition and exercise, all in an effort
to make students aware of the dan-
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When a mother has a
child, she is "very proud
for the child she has. It
was worth all the pain
and all the labor," Dot
Alexander said.
Currently working as
a deputy Supervisor of
Elections, she and her
husband, Al, have two
grown children: Gilda
andsRon toarve wo
32. They are also grand-
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dren: Gregory
Washington, Alexander
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ington, Brian Washing-
ton and Charles
Dot and Al were mar-
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February 1971. Rev. Ca-
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Their two daughters
grew up in Perry where
the Alexanders were liv-
ing at the time.
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lot of time in 4-H1. She was
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Gilda is formerly a
teacher, but now a house-
wife. She and her hus-
band, Ernest
Washington, Jr., own a
business together.
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paraprofessional at a
school in Orlando.
Dot Alexander mar-
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two daughters and ob-
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Madison County Carrier 9A

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing,1nc.
"If you don't have God
and your family, what do
you have?" Martha Wad-
dail asks. "A mother's love
is something."
On June 12, 1973,
Martha became a mother
for the first time, giving
birth to her oldest son,
Tony Banks. There were
complications with the
pregnancy She had an

emergency caesarian sec-
tion and Tony's oxygen was
cut off, inhibiting part of
Tony's learning ability
"Tony has come a long
way" she said proudly of
her oldest son.
Tony walked the aisle
at his high school class's
graduation, but only re-
ceived a certificate of com-
"He has been trying to
get his GED (General
Equivalency Diploma) ever
since," she said. "He has
until the end of 2011 to pass
the Math and English
Tony is taking GED
classes taught by Sharon
French and Marguerite
Page, longtime friends of
the family
On November 24, 1984,
Martha married Tom Wad-
dail. They had dated five
years prior to tying the
"I had to make sure
that he loved my son as
much as he loved me," she
said. "Tom's been a great
dad. He has always been
there for Tony Tom loves
Tony like he's his own son.
The amazing thing is that
Tom's parents love Tony
just as much as all their
other grandkids."
Martha and Tom were
blessed with a child togeth-
er as a couple as she gave
birth to their son, Colby
Colby is currently serving
the country in the United

States Marine Corps. On
April l7, he married his fi-
ance~, Briana Allen, in Las
Vegas, Nev
"We drove out to Las
Vegas for the wedding,"
Martha said. "Along the
way we visited the Grand
Canyon, the Hoover Dam
and the Petrified Forest."
Martha is very proud
of both of her sons. She has
seen both of them grow up

and leave the roost, with
Colby going off to the
Marines, where he has
served in Iraq and Tony
moving out on his own.
"One of the hardest
things I ever had to do was
let Tony go, and watch him
leave," she said. "I wasn't
sure that he could make it
on his own, but you never
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Provided by Brad Bashaw, Edward Jones

Mother's Day is almost upon us. This year, in addition to
giving Mom some flowers and a card, why not brighten
her day and her future by making a financial gift?

Your first thought might be that giving your mother a
check may seem "tacky." But these days, everyone can
use a little extra cash. However, you can find other types
of financial gifts that can have a longer-lasting impact.
Here are a few ideas to consider:

*Help Mom fund her IRA. If your mother is still work-
ing, she can contribute to an IRA and she should.
Either a traditional or Roth IRA is a great way to build tax-
advantaged savings for retirement. Yet most people don't
fully fund their IRAs each year. In 2010, your mother can
put in $5,000 to her IRA, or $6,000 if she's 50 or older.
While you can't directly contribute to her IRA, you can
write a check for that purpose.
*Purchase an investment for Mom. If you can afford
it, consider giving a few shares of stock, possibly issued
by companies that make products or services your moth-
er uses. (lf you give shares that you own, you'll need to
k eep r ds ofu yu ini ral swae pr ces ts enorm tina il
needs to pay capital gains taxes.) If you think your moth-
erigcould benefit irm an increase in her rash fow mnu
bond, which can provide regular interest payments.
* Take care of a debt payment. The lower your moth-
er's debt payments, the more she can put away for retire-
ment. While you probably aren't in a position to pay off all
her debts, perhaps you could handle a car or credit card
payment as a Mother's Day gift.
*Make a charitable gift in Mom's name. Your mother
probably supports many worthy causes and a financial
gift to any one of them, in her name, would probably
please her greatly. Furthermore, your generosity may pro-
vide you with an immediate tax deduction, assuming the
group to which you donate meets the tax deductibility
guidelines established by the IRS. In fact, if you donated
an appreciated asset, such as a stock, you could possibly
get two tax breaks: a deduction on this year's taxes and
the avoidance of capital gains taxes that will result from
the eventual sale of an asset. Before donating this type of
asset, though, consult with your tax advisor.
*Provide Mom with some financial education. If your
mother doesn't know much about investing, you might get
her a book on the topic. Or, better yet, if you have a finan-
cial advisor whom you trust, introduce him or her to your
mother. Once your mother enters her pre-retirement and
retirement years, she may have many issues such as
cash flow management, estate planning and investing to
stay ahead of inflation for which she could use the help
of a financial professional.

Mother's Day comes and goes in a day but by mak-
ing the right type of financial gift to your mother, your gen-
erosity can be felt for years to come.

This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your
loca/ Edward Jones Financial Advisor. Edward Jones
does not provide tax or legal advice. Specific questions
regarding gifting s/ ouki be refe aed to a qualified tax or

Frad ialA o Edward Jones

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10A Madison County Carrier

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Madison County
High School Cowgirls soft-
ball team defeated the Au-
cilla Christian Academy
Lady Warriors 5-2 on
Thursday, April l5.
Emily Webb was the
winning pitcher for the
Cowgirls, giving up only
four hits and four walks
for a 1.7 earned run aver-
age (ERA) in the game.
Becky Garner went
two for three at the plate,
with two runs scored and
one base on balls.
Morgan Smith went
three for four with one
homerun and one run
scored. Smith also had
four RBIs in the game.
Skylar Hanna went

one for three with one run
scored. She also had a
base on balls.
Rachael Webb fin-
ished the game, hitting
one for three.
On the mound for the
Warriors, Taryn
Copeland pitched a com-
plete game, giving up
eight hits, six walks and
striking out two batters.
At the plate, Kaitlin
Jackson went one for one
with two walks.
Brooke Kinsey went
zero for two. She had one
base on balls and scored
one run.
Sunnie Sorensen
went one for three
Ashley Schofill went
two for three. She had a
homerun and two RBIs.

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run on the hit. Becky Garner takes a big swing at the ball.

By Kristinl Finnrey
Greene Publishing, Inc.
On Monday, April 26,
at the Madison County
Recreational Park spec-
tators saw a number of
children, from kinder-
garten to high school,
playing softball through-
out the evening.


At 6 p).m1. M~adIison
Veterinary Clinic played
Rain Pro Irrigation.
Both teams are in the
girls 12 and under divi-
sion. The game ended at
7:30 p.m. with a final
score of 11-1, in favor of
Madison Veterinary

iThe hetadl coach of
the Madison Veterinary
Clinic team is Sean Al-
derman. The pitcher for
the game was Taylor
Killingsworth, who
stuck out four batters.
Hitting the only in-
side the park home run
of the game was Alexis
Livingston. Other
outstanding hits we e

Killingsworth, Nacoya
Williams, Kaitlyn Far-
nelland Carlie Ginn.

Kaitlyn Farnell
warms up before the
game. She practices Green Publishing, Inc.Photo by Kristin Finney April 27 2010
catching ground and fly Alexis Livingston bats right-handed, while the
balls. umpire watches the call.

The Madison Veterinary Clinic team was the big winner last Monday evening. Front Row left to right
are: Porsha Williams, Alexis Livingston, Kaitlyn Farnell, Kelsey Odom, Camryn Alderman, Kay Scurry. Back
row, left to right are: Maureesha Johnson, Nacoya Williams, Kentashia Davis, Taylor Killingsworth, Lizzie
Frakes, Carlie Ginn, Katie Walker, Coach Michelle Alderman, Coach Sean Alderman. Not pictured is Coach
Ben Killingsworth,

COwg xrls Beat Lady Tigers In

First Round Of Regionals

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Madison Coun-
ty High School Cow-
girls beat the Chipley
Lady Tigers 11-7 in the
first round of regional
softball action on Tues-
day evening, April 27,
in Chipley.
The Cowgirls took
a 2-0 lead in the second
inning. In the third in-
ning, they extended
the lead to 5-0 before
Chipley came to bat
and cut the lead to 5-3.
The Cowgirls ex-
tended their lead to 8-3
in the fourth inning
but Chipley came to
bat and whittled the
lead to 8-7.
Chipley was un-
able to score for the
rest of the game, as the

t ghte led Thtef se
grse as ad ed four
were at bat.
Kristen Parks was
the winning pitcher.
She gave up 10 hits, in-
cluding one double.
She struck out seven
batters. She gave up no
ralk and pnostellea 5 0
(ERA) in the game.
Morgan Smith had
a hOt nithhrteat the p atuer

with three doubles.

ShBek n3 er uern

three for five with two
doubles. She scored a
run and drove in an-
other run.
Kristen Parks went
three for four at the
plate, with one double,
three RBIs and one run

Tiffany Richard-
son went one for three,
with one RBI.
Rachael Webb went
one for four in the
Logan Groover
went one for five, with
one run scored.

Emily Hentges
went two for five with
a double and two runs
Cowgirls lost in the
regional semi-final
against Florida High
in Tallahassee on Sun-
day May 2.

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Madison County Carrier 11A

By Kristin Finney
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Coalition of
First Safe Cigarettes has
banned together to pre-
vent cigarette related
fires with their new Fire
Safe Cigarette (FSC).
These cigarettes are de-
signed with the chemi-
cal, ethylene vinyl
acetate, that acts a speed
bump in the burning
process. The chemical is
added in rings to the cig-
arette paper. This chemi-
cal makes cigarettes that
are left unattended burn
out faster, within thirty
to thirty five seconds.
But are these cigarettes
really safer than normal
FSC's allow a smok-
er to be safe from ciga-
rette related fires. It is
also reported that over
four hundred lives a
year will be saved due to
this new chemically en-
hanced cigarette. Fire
Safe Cigarettes will also
save the lives of those
who do not smoke, by
preventing the start of
several fires.
However, these ciga-
rettes come with down-
falls. While they are
more fire retardant they
are just as dangerous for
a smokers health. A
smoker is required to in-
hale ever minute or the
cigarette will burn out,
this builds up nicotine
and tar in their systems

faster. Most smokers will
only inhale every couple
of minutes, thus letting
the cigarette burn faster,
this is not possible with
Other complaints on
Fire Safe Cigarettes in-
clude taste difference
and illness. Many smok-
ers have shared that
FSC's have a copper-like
taste. Other smokers
have complained of
symptoms such as
headaches, mouth sores,
nausea, and dry throat.
Doug Frier, a mem-
ber of the Drug Free
team at Madison Health
Department, shared,
"Previously the ciga-
rette companies were
adding chemicals to
keep a cigarette burning
longer, now they are
putting chemicals in cig-
arettes so they stop
burning. The core of
this regulation is to pre-

vent fires from occur-
ring due to cigarettes."
Over half of the
United States has passed
a law that requires ciga-
rettes to be fire safe.
While these efforts are
made with good inten-
tions, are there not bet-
ter ways to resolve this
Now available are
electronic cigarettes (e-
cigs) that contain no fire,
tar, or carbon monoxide.
Another benefit of e-cigs
is that they can help re-
duce and eventually
eliminate a smokers de-
pendence on cigarettes.
Another option is to
simply quit, cold turkey.
Smoking not only causes
nicotine addiction but
also causes tar to build
up in your lungs. The
dangers of smoking are
endless and the conse-
quences can be detri-

By Kristin Finney
Greene Publishing, Inc.
With the economy still suffering
from the recent recession it will be
hard to focus on saving our planet.
However, if our generation does not
begin a reconstruction process on
planet earth what will be left for the
next generation?
Going green does more than save
the environment, it can save money
as well. Tips on saving money the
green way include washing your zip-
lock bags after using them. This not
only allows the user to not buy zip-
lock bags as often, but also to prevent
plastic waste buildup in landfills. An-
other tip is to reuse water bottles or
invest in a water filter. This will cut
down on the purchase of bottled wa-
ter as well as plastic being disposed.
More ways to go green while still
saving money include walking or car-
pooling. If a person can walk to the
Jiffy Store across the road from work
then why waste the gas. Gasoline
prices are remarkably high, save
money where possible and walk
more. Also carpooling, whether to
work, lunch or school, saves gas as
well as the planet. Gas emissions
build up and ultimately increase
global warming.
Unplugging appliances when not
at home also lessens energy consump-
tion. A toaster, microwave, radio or
even a lamp, can use power even when
not in use. This "vampire" power can
add up not only hurting our planet but
also your wallet.
The joy of going green is found in
learning that one person truly can

make a difference. It is the job of this
generation, as well as those to come, to
conserve and protect planet Earth. By
decreasing our consumption of fossil
fuels, energy and nonrenewable re-
sources we can decrease the amount of
pollution and global warming tremen-
Becoming green friendly means
more than planting a tree or recy-
cling bottles. It is a way of life. Go-
ing green is making the life choice to
perform simple, or even difficult,
tasks that positively affect the plan-
et. These tasks ultimately lead to the
preservation of our planet as well as
the continuance of our way of life.

I want to whiten my teeth.
I have tried bleaching and it just didn't work for me.

We hear this every week from new patients that bleaching
doesn't work. I am surprised when I hear patients say that but I
suppose I shouldn't be surprised by now. In my experience
bleaching works very well. I have had a great deal of success for
years. I have a pretty good idea what sort of results we can obtain
before we start.
I find when I talk with patients about bleaching their teeth they
will tell me they have tried "everything." They have tried the over
the counter bleach & trays from the store, the paint on bleach, and
even the $100 bleaching Kiosk at the mall. I have even heard one
patient say they paid for the secret they heard online... bleaching
with a blow drier. Yep...bleaching with a blow drier. Turn off the
heat and dry the teeth for 5 minutes. They will be desiccated and
instantly whiter...for about an hour until they rehydrate. Add all that
up and they have spent more than $100 and they are disappointed
with their result.
My suggestion.....if you have tried everything else why don't
you try professionally supervised bleaching. Perhaps you can do it
your self at home, but your results are saying otherwise. Sort of like
a home hair pennanent. You can do a pennanent at home but you
ne:epkow the to en Yu would get more predictable results
Custom whitening trays are the most cost-effective system.
Once in the system, always in the system. With custom whitening
trays, you are buying into a system to whiten your teeth for life.
While it is true that the whitening effect is pennanent, your teeth
will continue to yellow simply because that's what happens as we
age. To maintain the effect, you will have to spend a few hours every
five years whitening with your custom trays.
Custom whitening trays are the safest method of whitening your
teeth. Custom trays allow you to hold the gel intimately against the
teeth and away from the gums. If properly done, the gums will not
make contact with the whitening gel as they do with whitening strips.

Roderick K Shaw III, DMD, MAGD
Master of the Academy of General Dentistry
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(850) 250-5964 or rkshaw@
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The North Florida Broadband Authority ("NFBA") announces their public
meetings to which all interested persons are invited. The NFBA is a legal en-
tity and public body created pursuant to the provisions of Section 163.01,
Florida Statutes, and an Interlocal Agreement among: Baker, Bradford, Co-
lumbia, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lafayette, Levy, Madison, Putnam,
Suwannee, Taylor, Union and Wakulla Counties and municipalities of Cedar
Key, Cross City, Lake City, Live Oak, Monticello, Perry, White Springs and
Worthington Springs, Florida. The regular meetings will be held at 2:00
p.m. on the second Wednesdays of each month at the Suwannee River Wa-
ter Management District, Suwannee Room, 9225 County Road 49, Live
Oak, Florida 32060. The specific dates are as follows: May 12; June 9; July
14; August 11; September 8; October 13; November 10; and December 8,
2010. Meeting agendas will be posted to the NFBA website
at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled meeting. The NFBA Board will ad-
dress general operating issues of the NFBA. 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 accommodations or
an interpreter to participate in this proceeding, or if you have any questions
1. r.lin:~ Ili na..Iin:_ please contact the Clerk to the NFBA Board at (877)
.F;1 012 sI II II In** husiness days prior to the date of the meeting.

This is to inform you that Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc. will hold
a pre-bid conference and walk-thru for the weatherization work of six (6)
single-family dwellings in the Madison County Weatherization Program.
This meeting will be held Friday, May 21, 2010, beginning at 8:00 am at
SREC, Inc. Outreach Office, 146 SE Bunker Street, Madison, Florida
The conference and walk-thru is mandatory, no exceptions, for contractors
who plan to bid. SREC, Inc. requires each contractor to be properly li-
censed, carry general liability insurance of at least $1,000,000.00, POI (Pol-
lution Occurrence Insurance) and Workers Comp Insurance (No
Exemptions) before bid opening.
Original bids for these units will be due by 12:00 noon Wednesday, May 26,
2010, at SREC, Inc. Outreach Office, 146 SE Bunker Street, Madison, Flori-
da 32341. Please mark envelope "Sealed Bid for Name of Homeowner".
Bids are to be opened and awarded Wednesday, May 26, 2010, at 12:30p.m.
SREC, Inc. has the right to reject any and all bids. The bids will be award-
ed on the most cost effective basis.


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A portion of the South Half (S 1/2) of Southeast Quarter (SE 1/4) of Section
5, Township 1 South, Range 11 East, being more particularly described as
Commence at a concrete monument marking the southeast corner of said
Section 5; thence North 89 degrees 35 minutes 53 seconds West along the
south line of said Section 5 a distance of 658.42 feet to a rebar marking the
southeast corner and POINT OF BEGINNING of the following described
parcel; thence continue North 89 degrees 35 minutes 53 seconds West along
the south line of said Section 5 a distance of 328.57 feet to a rebar; thence
North 00 degrees 37 minutes 24 seconds East a distance of 1325.75 feet to a
rebar on the north line of said S 1/2 of SE 1/4; thence South 89 degrees 36
minutes 17 seconds East along said north line a distance of 328.57 feet to a
rebar; thence South 00 degrees 37 minutes 24 seconds West a distance of
1325.79 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Containing 10.001 acres,
more or less.
TOGETHER WITH any portion of the North Half (N 1/2) of the Northeast
Quarter (NE 1/4) of Section 8, Township 1 South, Range 11 East, lying
north of the centerline of NE Beulah Church Road and being bounded on
the east and west by the southerly prolongation of the east and west line of
the above-described parcel.
SUBJECT TO existing county road rights of way; the Declaration of Re-
strictions and Protective Covenants for Beulah Acres as recorded in OR
Book 702, Pages 175-79, referenced herein and made a part hereof; existing
utility easements of record, or in visible use and existence; and mineral
rights and reservations owned by third parties.

[Note: In accordance with Rule 2.065, Florida Rules of Judicial Administra-
tion, please be advised as follows: If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please con-
tact Court Administrator, Post Office Box 1569, Lake City, Florida 32056-
1569, Telephone: (386) 758-2163, within two (2) working days of your
receipt of this Notice or pleading. If you are hearing or voice impaired,
please call: 1-800-955-8771.]
Dated this 19th day of April, 2010.

By: Karen Holman
Deputy Clerk

Scot B. Copeland, Esq.

Ph: 850.973.4100
Fax: 850.973.4194
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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Madison County Carrier 13A

a Florida corporation,

CASE NO: 2009-262-CA

ALLIANCE RECOVERY SYSTEMS, LLC, a Florida limited liability com-

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Default Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 13, 2010, in the above referenced case
in which IVY FINANCIAL CORPORATION, a Florida Corporation, is
a single man; ALLIANCE RECOVERY SYSTEMS, LLC, a Florida limited
SCRIBED, are Defendants, I, TIM SANDERS, Clerk of the Court, will sell
to the highest and best bidder for cash on the front steps of the West door of
the Madison County Courthouse, 125 S.W. Range Avenue, Madison, Flori-
da, at 11:00 a.m. on the 11th day of May, 2010, the following described
property set forth in the said judgment:

Description: BA 6

Parcel Id. No. 05-1S-11-1502-001-006


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14A Madison County Carrier

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

By M.K. Graves
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Cynthia Bonello
calls her Madison cater-
ing business, B's Tropi-
cal Flavors, and her
Jamaican-style cooking
ranges from juicy ribs to
curry goat, jerk pork and
chicken or even oxtail
with butter beans. Plen-
ty of trimmings go along
with B's exotic menu.
"I'm just the cook,"
says Bonello, whose en-
ergy is contagious as she
serves mounds of food at
Madison Fifth Satur-
days, travels to other
state festivals and serves
at church events, as well
as volunteering at the
Chamber of Commerce
and A Women's Pregnan-
cy Center in Madison.
"Cynthia Bonello
brings compassion and
insight to her volunteer
work as she counsels
women for help," said
Barb Shackelford, execu-
tive director of A
Women's Pregnancy
Center. Bonello is the
mother of four grown
children, who live in
New York, and she has a
lifetime of experience to

Originally from Ja-
maica, she moved to New
York and became a Unit-
ed States citizen. After a
few disappointments
hunting for a job, she
landed a 20-year career
at Morgan Stanley. It
wasn't long before her
colleagues saw her
lunchbox full of home-
made Jamaican foods.
"They asked me to

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cynthia Bonello displays one of her beautiful cake creations.

start bringing extra food
to work they could buy
from me," said Bonello.
In time, Bonello's
cooking talents made her
the hero of Morgan Stan-
ley's Christmas parties,
which she catered for
seven years. She catered
birthday and bridal
shower events, along
with fabulous weddings,
such as a South African

wedding under a huge
tent with flowing tribal
prints decorating the in-
side. She baked the wed-
ding cake with a spray of
white flowers bursting
from the top of the cake.
Last summer Bonel-
lo cooked unusual wed-
ding cakes for Madison
horse lovers, Phil and
Melody Dean. Melody
and her brother, Harvey
Moore, designed a giant
horseshoe and Cynthia
Bonello whipped up six
cakes, three for each side
of the horseshoe, to de-
light wedding guests,
who wore their cowboy
gear and sat on hay
"Not only did Cyn-
thia help me with the
cakes, she was there for
moral support, laughter
and keeping me in her
thoughts and prayers,"
said Melody Dean, who
is Allied Health advisor
for North Florida Com-
munity College.
Catering around

town, at festivals and
special events is definite-
ly a family tradition.
Cynthia Bonello's niece,
Carol Jean Parke, also
has a catering business
in Madison called Sin-
cerely Jamaican.
Christmas is a very
special time for Ja-
maican families. Bonello
makes the traditional
dark, spicy Jamaican
Christmas Cake and
plum pudding. The tradi-
tional holiday drink is
called sorrel, made with
sorrel sepals, a touch of
ginger, cloves, allspice
and other ingredients.
Bonello and her hus-
band, Albert, live on NE
Nixon Loop in Madison,
They enjoy entertaining
friends and relatives
with karaoke on their
deck, surrounded by
trays of colorful food.
Their next big get-to-
gether is the 4th of July.
"One of the reasons I
love this house is be-
cause it has a basement,"
saM Bonlo 11Perf ct or

ing supplies!"
The phone number
for B's Tropical Flavors
is (850) 673-7373.

A stairway serves as the centerpiece for a lovely
display of two three-tiered cakes.

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