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Publication Date: July 21, 2010
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By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Public meetings with Madison County
Memorial Hospital CEO and the general public
will be held on Wednesday, July 20, and Th~urs-
day, July 22, at the dining room at the hospital
at 1:30 p.m.
The purpose of the meeting is to discuss
Please see B~ospital 1Meetings, Page 4A


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By Ginger Jarvis
Predicting that it
will come down, the City
of Madison set its mill-
age rate for the next fis-
cal year at seven. At
their regular meeting on
July 13, the city commis-
sioners voted unani-
mously to use seven as
the target for TRIM pur-
poses, but expect the rate
to be lower when they
complete the budgeting
process in October.
According to City
Manager H-arold Em-
rich, TRIM is a state re-
quirement that the city
must publish as its mill.
age rate. TRIM means


to 10. A city homeowner
would add the county
millage to that of the
school district, the
Suwannee River Water
Management District,
and the city, then pay
that tax amount for each
$1,000 of his property
value. Emrich explained
that Madison's rate is set
at seven just in case a
major problem surfaces
that would require city
funds. "We don't expect
to have to do that," he
said. "We have never had
to do that in. thet past.'"
The commissioners
Please see Millage
Rate, Page 4A


Jim patron
"Truth. In. Village.
Cities, counties, school
districts, and other pub-
lic entities can, set a rate
anywhere from zero up


By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
State Attorney Skip
Jarvis responded to the .
charges by Michael San
Filippo, saying that he
was wrongfully fired, on .
Friday, July 16. The arti- .
cle wiith San F'ilippo's ac- li
cusations ran the same
day in the Friday, July
16, Madison Enterprise-
Recorder,
Jarvis told this
writer that he had not re-
ceived the voice mails
that the writer had left.
In. the prior article, Miae
San. Filippo said that hne hnad been. ter-
minated for refusing to lower charges
against Matthe~w Smith, son of San


Filippo's supervisor,
--Karen Hatton, from a
-felony to a misde-
meanor.
"His claims are just
CI" close enough to the
) truth to sound valid, but
regardless are false,"
~ i~ Jarvis stated and then
elaborated:
"First, I was made
aware of the case
against Matthew Smith
for driving while his li-
cense was permanently
revoked. I requested the
.file and was in the
an Fiippo process of contacting
the Governor for an executive assign-
me~nt (the assignment of another State
Please see State Attorney, Page 4A


Gordon Wilson Sel-
man and Hettie Register
Selman are thrilled to be
celebrating their 70th
wedding anniversary on
Saturday, July 24, 2010.
Gordon was born to Jon-
ah and Lottie Selman of
Armuchee, Ga. in 1919.
Hettie was born to
Joseph and Annie Regis-
ter of Dublin, Ga. in
1921. They were joined
in marriage with a pri-
vate ceremony at a cot-
tage owned by Mr. Lacy
Woodard overlooking
Lake Ammonia in Madi-
son on July 24th, 1940.
The ceremony w~as per-
formed by Reverend W.
L. Stracner, with Carl
Bevis and Lester Regis-
ter as witnesses. To-
gether, they lovingly
raised their two chil-
dren, Martha and Don,
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love you both so very Love Always,
much, and wish you Your children,
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happy years together. grandchildren, family,
Thank you for every- and friends.


Charlie Williams Julius M~laxwell
Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart reports
that on Monday, July 12, at 10:40 p.m., investigators
with the Madison County Sheriff's Office Drug
Task F~orce were training deputies of the Jackson
County Sheriff's Office when they stopped a vehicle
on Interstate 10 in Madison County for a traffic in-
fraction, resulting in the arrest of Charlie Jeromy
W~illiams, 30, of Bristol, and Julius Theodois
Maxwell, 36, also of Bristol and the seizure of six-
and-a-half ounces of cocaine and 19 grams of mari-
juana.
Both Williams and Maxwell were passengers in
the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle was not
charged but identified as the same subject that the
Task Force investigators previously seized
Please see Cocaine Arrests, Page 4A


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On June 4, Governor
Charlie Christ approved
SB 550, a legislative act
related to environmen-
tal protection, which di-
rects the department of
H-ealth. to create and ad-
ministetr a statewide
five-year cycle septic
tank evaluation pro-
gram. On June 7, the act
was codified as Chapter
No.2010-luation pro-
gram was created to en-

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any failures within the
sytemsevaluation pro-
gram is mandated to be-
gin January 1, 2011 and
be implemented statewi-
de January 1, 2016.
Onsite systems un-
der operating permits
are exempted.
While new system
construction standards
require the bottom of
the drainfield to be in-
stalled 24 inches above
the wettest season water
table (WSWT), the evalu-
ation standards in SB
550 provide for specific
WSWT separations for
systems that must be re-
paired, replaced or mod-
ified as a result of an
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Program, Page e4A


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on back-to-school supplies and clothing the past
two years, Florida has reenacted its tax-free
holidays on those items, but only for one week-
end.
The tax-free items apply to books, clothing
and footwear, with a value of $50 or less and
school supplies with a value of $10 or less.
Clothing ]Exempt from Florida Sales TIax
Clothing and accessories must be $50 or
less. Items eligible include:
Clothing exempt from the sales tax during Aug.
13-15 includes: baby clothes, backpacks, belt buckles,
bibs, blouses, bras and panties, caps and hats, coats
and wraps, coveralls, diaper bags and diapers, dress-
es, formal clothing (not rented), gloves, graduation
caps and gowns, socks, pantyhose, jackets, leotards
and tights, pants, neck wear, scout uniforms, shirts,
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Wednesday, July 21, 2010


TSO Commandments issue


After my initial
letter I was able to
speak to my friend
and recognized there
was a misunderstand-
ing of his use of the
idea of Hammurabi's
Code being displayed
on the courthouse
square as opposed to
the Ten Command-
ments. I confess that
my letter to the editor
was written before I
even understood who
made those comm-
ments.. When I
learned who it was I
knew there was more
to the story. While we
may not totally agree
on this issue we are
brothers who worship
the same Lord and I
have the utmost re-
spect for Bobby Tolar.
Not trying to start
any kind of upheaval
or anything but I did
want to share a few
more facts related to
this issue of the First
Amendment that I
found interesting.
The letter from
Thomas Jefferson
that contained the
phrase "...wall of sep-
aration between
church and state..."
was a reply to an ap-
peal from the Dan-
bury Baptist
Convention who
asked him to support
the disestablishment
of the Connecticut
state churInch,. Jef-
ferson agreed with
them but refused to
allow the federal gov-


ernment to intrude in
state matters. He put
the limit on the heavy
hand of the federal
government and de-
cided what they did
regarding religion
was the business of
that jurisdiction,
This limited view of
federal government
and recognition of
the sovereignty of the
individual states is
known as "federal-
ism~" and was widely
accepted in this coun-
try until recent
decades. Jefferson
was a very strong ad-
vocate of this con-
cept.
If Jefferson in-
tended for there to be
no reference of reli-
gion in the public
square, then why did
he along with George
Washington, John
Adams and the rest of
our founding fathers
not practice this?
Why were they mak-
ing educators teach
the bible in school
classrooms? Why did
Jefferson, three days
after writing that let-
ter, attend the largest
Christian congrega-
tion in the United
States, which, ironi-
cally, was held weekly
in the House Cham-
bers of the Capital
Building?
Howv are wve now
saying that we must
agree with those who
say we must erase
every reference to re-


ligion in government
buildings? Was this
what Jefferson, Wash-
ington, Adams, et al
intended? I don't
think so. That is, un-
less they intended for
this concept to begin
to catch on 200 years
later.
The case law
looked at or litmus
tests courts have used
to make these deci-
sions on religious
themed display is
this: Is the purpose of
the display intended
to advance or dispar-
age religion? In that
regard the fe de ral
government is to do
neither. My point is
this: Since we have
started down the road
of secularizing the
country, what is stop-
ping the march from
coming right into
your church -or
house? I mean, we the
people are the govern-
ment, remember?
So, what hap-
pened to federalism?
Our founding fathers
were adamant about
making sure the fed-
eral government did-
n't lord over these
United States about
religious issues.
Fast forward to to-
day and we see orga-
nized groups small
in overall number but
very loud and with
the backing of
celebrities and bu-
reaucrats -doing
things that should


shock us into action.
They are filing
ridiculous lawsuits
such as against
schools who have
prayer before a foot-
ball game. These
groups are relying on
the "separation of
church and state" ar-
gument. They have a
real problem, though
because it is coming
to light more and
more that their acts
are unconstitutional
and they are losing
cases.
While the Bible
tells us to obey the
law of thne land, this
law is not cut and
dried. Many times
courts have found the
display of scripture
in a government
building to be consti-
tutional.
Mr. Gene Stokes
made a very good
point yesterday when
he said that the most
important thing is for
God's law to be writ-
ten in our hearts. I
agree.
I only hope we
recognize that local
citizens still have a
say so and sometimes
need to give Big
Brother a reality
check. With regard to
lawsuits, people
should not automati-
cally lie down in sub-
mission when they
hear thne letters ACLU
either.

Joe S. Reams III


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sleep all you want...
4. When you say, 'I love
you,' mean it.....
5. When you say, 'I'm sor-
ry,' look the person in the eye.
6. Be engaged at least six
months before you get mar-
ried. .
8. Never laugh at any-
one's dreams. People who
don 't have dreams don 't have
much.
9. Love deeply and pas-
sionzately. You might get hurt
but it's the only way to live
life completely
10. In disagreements,
fight fairly. No name calling.
11. Don't judge people by


their relatives.

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you a question you don 't want
to answer, smile and ask,
'Why do you want to knoow?'
14. Remember that great
loe laendgr atisachievements
15. Say 'God bless you'
wlhenz you hear someone
sneeze.
16. When you lose, don't
lose the lesson.
17. Remember the three R 's:
Respect for self; Respect for
others; and Responsibility for
all your actions.
18. Don 't let a little dispute
injure a great friendship.
19. When you realize
you've made a mistake, take
immediate steps to correct it.
20. Smile when picking up
the phone. The caller w~ill
hear it in your voice
21. Spend some time
alone.


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Is Recovering
It's so good to learn that Mozella Phillips is out
of the hospital and back home. Her recovery is truly
a miracle from Jesus Christ. Continue to remember,
Mozella, Turner and their whole family during
Mozella's recovery.
We're going to extend an appeal for photos until
the end of the month. Midway Church of God needs
photos of the church and people in the church from
1935 until the 1970s for a book that I am preparing
for homecoming. We also need pictures of homes in
which former Pastor Mallory Smith may have held
prayer meetings before the church was established.
We especially need any pictures of ministers and
their families, as well as any photos of former Pas-
tor Gene Rice and his wife, Betty. Gene Rice will be
thne guest speaker for the hometcoming service. l~l d
way Church of God was the first church that hne ever
served as pastor of during his 59-year ministry. If
possible, we need the photos by July 30. They will be
scanned and returned to you. Contact me at (850)
973-4141 or (850) 971-5185 or if you have digital files of
the photos, email them to jacob@jacobbembry com.
Happy birthday wishes go out to Julian Penny,
Revonda Frith and Dillan Phnlips on Saturday, July
24.
Belated birthday wiishes go out to Carol Brooks,
who celebrated her birthday on Monday, July 19.
I'm so proud of the youth who represented
Madison County and their families so well in the
state baseball and softball tournaments so far. Their
parents, coaches and supporters also deserve a big
round of applause.
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.






Green Tree Services vs. Darrell L. Graham -re-
plevin
Meherrin Agricultural and Chemical Co. vs.
Full Circle Dairy contracts
Gloria Jean Brinson vs. Michael Maurice
Robinson domestic injunction
Dewana Pridgeon vs. Donovan Gonsalves do-
mestic injunction
Angela Sabrina Dean vs. Raleigh A. Dean dis-
solution of marriage
M/arla Faniel and Department of Re~venuet vs.
H-enry Roberson, Jr.- support
Monica Kelly and Department of Revenue vs.
Jonathan Akins -support
Cierra Gallon and Department of Revenue vs.
William Wesley support
Jermonica Davis and Department of Revenue
vs. Bernard Brinson support
Tania Richardson and Department of Revenue
vs. Keith Phillips support
Lucilla D. McGill vs. Alexander M. McGill- dis-
solution of marriage


Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Madison County Carrier 3A


legislative districts
that wander all over the
map. Their objective is
to ensure the election
of a certain party or
candidate. It is "rig-
ging" the political
game and it's called
" gerr ymander in g ."
The term comes from
Massachusetts two hun-
dred years ago when
Governor Elbridge Ger-
ry created districts that
meandered across the
countryside to ensure
the election of his polit-
ical cronies. As a re-
sult, the terms gerry
and meander were com-
bined to form gerry-
mandering.
This type of politi-
cal shenanigan may be
hundreds of years old,
but modern Florida is
hardly exempt. We
have some of the most
screwy congressional
and legislative districts
designed solely to be-
stow political favors.
Look at Congressional
District 3 that includes
areas of Jacksonville's
Westside and then
snakes down the St
Johns River to include
certain precincts in
Palatka, Gainesville
and Ocala. The district
w~as shaped this wvay to
ensure the election of
Corrine Brown who has
represented FL-3 since
1993. The drawing of a
political district that fa-
vors Brown makes her
reelection a sure thing.
We have hundreds
of examples, literally.
Even fairly concentric
districts will often have
a spur to include
precincts which favor
an incumbent. Allen
Boyd's FL-2 is a typical
example. During the
last redistricting fol-
lowing the 2000 census,
clever politicians drew
Boyd's district to be
more favorable to a Re-
publican. As a result,
Madison, where Boyd


could have counted on
more votes, was cut
from his district and
Suwannee was includ-
ed. It makes no sense,
but then politics often
makes no sense.
In that case, Boyd
had the last laugh (so
far) when the Republi-
can that might have
beaten him decided not
to run.
Want another egre-
gious example? Take a
look at North Caroli-
na's 12th Congressional
District represented
since 1993 by Mel Watt.
NC-12 is sometimes jok-
ingly referred to as the
I-85 district because it
generally follows the
interstate for about a
hundred miles from
Charlotte to H-igh Point.
These gerryman-
dered districts are
drawn so cleverly that
it is almost impossible
to defeat an incumbent.
Over the past six years
in 420 elections for state
senator and representa-
tive in Florida, only
three incumbents have
been defeated less
than one percent. For-
tunately, we have term
limits; otherwise, it
would take dynamite to
remove these guys from
office.
I don't know how
far back Florida's histo-
ry of gerrymandering
goes, but the latest iter-
ation is the result of an
unusual alliance be-
tween Republicans and
Black (Democrat)
politicians. This politi-
cal glad-handing result-
ed in congressional and
legislative districts that
favor both Republi-
cans control 15 of 25


Congressional seats;
three of the "Democ-
rat" districts heavily fa-
vor their Black
representatives and
make reelection a
cinch. The state leg-
islative districts for
both houses are just as
pronounced.
The result is that
the representation and
elections are rigged. It
shouldn't be that way. It
is far better and more fair
to have concentric dis-
tricts that are drawn im-
partially to not favor one
party or candidate over
another.
During this fall's gen-
eral election, we have an
opportunity to set things
right. Two amendments
(5 and 6) will require our
congressional and legisla-
tive districts to be drawn
in a concentric and im-
partial manner. Of
course, to be adopted, the
amendments will need to
garner 60 percent of the
vote to amend the consti-
tution, but that's fair.
The professional
politicians in Tallahassee
tried to rush through a
counter-amendment (7)
that would have gutted 5
and 6, but Leon County
Judge Shelfer threw 7 off
the ballot because it was
ambiguously worded.
Chalk one up for the good
guys.
I invite you to visit
the Fair District website
at www.fairdistrictflori-
da.org to learn more in-
formation about thiS
important topic. Elec-
tions shouldn't be stolen,
and they shouldn't be
rigged before the vote is
taken. It's wrong and you
and I have an opportunity
to do something about it!


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Attorney to handle it) when I looked at Smith's dri-
ving record. The driver's license printout from the
DHSMV said his license was valid, which means he
could not have been driving on a permanently re-
voked drivers license. I called DHSMV in Tallahassee
and had them look at his driving record with me.
They agreed that his drivers license was not perma-
nently revoked (thus there was no felony for Mr. San
Filippo to have been ordered to reduce.) I did review
his record and it should have been written initially
as driving while license suspended- second offense
(yes, there were additional DWLS charges, but they
were too old and by statute could not be counted). I
personally contacted Mr. Smith (who at this point did
not yet have an attorney) and advised him that I was
correcting the charge from the felony to DWLS- sec-
ond offense. He informed that he was going to plead
guilty.
"With that," Jarvis said, "I went ahead and re-
filed a citation using the correct charge and he pled
guilty as charged. Judge Murphy has accepted his
plea and sentenced him to 30 days in the Taylor
County Jail. This is all public record in the Taylor
County Clerk's office.
This writer also obtained a copy of the original
termination letter Jarvis hand-delivered to San Fil-
ippo back in January. The following is the text of that
letter:
"Mr. San Filippo,
"As the elected chief law enforcement officer of
the Third Judicial Circuit, I have the responsibility
to insure that the integrity of this office is not com-
promised. Unfortunately, over the past year in office
I have observed behavior on your part that brings the
office into disrepute and fails to fulfill our responsi-
bility to the citizens of the State of Florida.
"In July I was contacted by Judge Wetzel Blair
who asked me to meet with Mr. and Mrs. Gene
Rutherford regarding the condition you left the prop-
erties that you rented from Lois Webb in Madison
County. After reviewing the photographs of the
property and seeing other documentation, I directed
you to get with them to resolve this matter. When it
appeared that you had failed to do so, I advised the
Rutherford's that they should proceed in whatever
manner they deemed appropriate.
"I now find that on December 15th you went to
the Madison County Sheriffs Office and filed a felony
complaint against Mrs. Webb in what appears to be
either a retaliatory move or an attempt to gain an ad-
vantage in the civil landlord/tenant dispute.
"I recently also learned that in June of 2008 you
were involved in a matter in which you purchased a
"Rolex" watch from an individual selling gold jewel-
ry out of a sack in a parking lot in Lake City You
subsequently sold the watch to an attorney and it
was from him that you learned that the watch was a
fake. You then demanded that this office pursue
criminal charges against the seller, Richard Carr.
When I learned of this case several days ago I direct-
ed that it would not be filed by this office based upon
my belief that should the case be presented to a jury
it would appear that you were attempting to pur-
chase what could reasonably have been believed to
have been stolen property for pennies on the dollar.
"My decision to not proceed in either of these
cases has caused you to confront staff prosecutors
and accuse me of being politically motivated. You
are only partly correct. As an elected official, I must
demand that my staff not bring my office into disre-
pute. As the State Attorney, I must demand that no
one on my staff attempts to use their position for per-
sonal reasons. The public expects us to be above re-
proach.
"In addition to your complaints to other staff
members that you have somehow been mistreated as
a victim by my refusal to proceed on either of these
two cases, you have taken your complaint to outside
individuals and agencies in an attempt to air this
dirty laundry for all to see. This brings the office
into further disrepute, something I will not tolerate.
"I have also been advised that certain financial
dealings involving your mother's nursing home care
are being looked into as a part of an investigation by
the Attorney General's office. I do not have the ben-
efit of their investigation and I have deliberately not
inquired of them to avoid any appearance that I am
in some way attempting to influence their decisions.
"For the foregoing reasons, I have determined
that your actions are not in the interest of this office
and bring it to disrepute. Therefore, I am taking the
following action.
"Effective immediately, your appointment as an
Assistant State Attorney is revoked and your em-
ployment with this office is terminated. Please sur-
render your badge and identification, your office key,
your state vehicle and credit card, and any other
state property currently in your possession.

"Respectfully,
"Robert L. Jarvis, Jr.
"State Attorney
"Third Judicial Circuit of Florida"



Hospital Meetings
cont from Page 1A
plans for a proposed new hospital.
Next week, the meetings will be held on Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at the Madison County


Community Bank.
MCMH Board Chairman Howard Phillips, a
vice-president at the bank, invited the hospital to
hold the meetings in the bank's boardroom due to
the dining room being used by another group at the

hoasrprit bloeay aemdber v Oclude Bi Sley aBein
Foust and Annette Johnson.


cont from Page 1A
unsatisfactory evaluation.
Not meeting the required WSWT separation
alone will not be deemed a failure and cause for
repair.
For systems that were originally installed
prior to January 1, 1983, the bottom of the
drainfield shall meet a 6 inch separation to the
WSWT. If the evaluated system does not meet
the minimum six inch separation and for any
other reason has to be repaired, modified or re-
placed, then the bottom of the drainfield shall
be raised to meet a minimum 12 inch separa-
tion to the WSWT.
For systems that were originally installed
on or after January 1, 1983, the bottom of the
drainfield shall meet a 12 inch separation to the
WSWT. If the evaluated system does not meet
the minimum 12 inch separation and for any
other reason has to be repaired, modified or re-
placed, then the bottom of the drainfield shall
be raised to meet a minimum 24 inch separa-
tion to the WSWT.
Any system installed or serviced in previ-
ous five years, where capacity and condition of
the tank is documented as satisfactory may
omit pump-out requirement from the evalua-
tion.
Owners are responsible for the costs of the
pump-out, repairs or replacements and owner
may not request partial evaluations. The cost
of the pump-out will vary according to the size
and number of tanks to be pump-out on a given
property. Pump-out cost for a 1050 gallon tank
may range statewide from $150.00 to $350.00.
Evaluations may be performed by regis-
tered septic tank contractors, master septic
tank contractors, professional engineers with
wastewater treatment experience and certified
environmental health professionals.
The evaluator is responsible for remitting
the evaluation report fee to the Department at
the time the report is submitted.
The Department must provide 60 days no-
tice to system owners that the evaluation is re-
quired. Rules for determining which system
owners get notified the first year versus the
fifth year have not yet been developed.
The report fee rage is $15.00 to $30.00 with
$1.00 to $5.00 funding a grant program.
The grant program begins January 1, 2012,
and assists system owners with the costs of in-
specting, pumping, repairing or replacing sys-
tems serving an owner-occupied single family
residence.
Grant recipients must have family income
equal to or below 133% of federal poverty level.
Grants are prioritized based on poverty lev-
el, severity of system failure and relative envi-
ronmental impact.
For more information, please contact the
Florida Department of Health, Bureau Of On-
site Sewage Programs, 850-245-4070


Mill age Rate

Cent from Page 1A
accepted Emrich's recommendation to set the
millage rate at seven, with Commissioner Jim
Stanley adding, "For TRIM purposes only." Em-
rich suggested that the actual operating millage
rate remain the same as it has been for the 2009-
2010 budget year, which ends in October. That
rate, 6.0484 mills, produced $500,000 for the
city's coffers in the past year.
Commissioner Jim Catron asked, "How has
lower property values impacted us?"
Emrich replied, "We are fortunate that we
are not as property-tax driven as some other
places. Our general fund is tight and going to be
tighter." He added that profits from city utilities
help the general fund.
Commenting on the approval of the millage
rate of seven, Mayor Judy Townsend said, "We
can always go down."


cont from Page 1A
shoes, shorts, skirts, sleepwear, socks, suspenders,
sweat suits, sweaters, briefs, boxer shorts, girdles
and uniforms.
School Supplies Exempt from
Florida Sales Tax
Limit per item is $10 on these school supplies:
Binders, calculators, cellophane tape, colored pen-
cils, compasses, composition books, computer disks,
construction paper, crayons, erasers, folders, glue,
highlighters,1legal pads, 1unch boxes, markers, note-
book paper, notebooks, computer disks, paste, pen-
cils, pens, poster board, poster paper, protractors,
rulers and scissors.
Books Exempt from Florida Sales Tax
Eligible books must cost $50 or less. The follow-
ing types of books are nontaxable during the sales
tax holiday: Bibles, books with a publisher, chil-
dren's books, foreign and old books, instruction
manuals, music books and text books




Cent from Page 1A
$28,000.00 of currency from in October 2009.
The Drug Task Force investigators were prepar-
ing to conduct a canine sniff of the vehicle and re-
moved Williams and Maxwell from the vehicle to pat
them down for weapons for officer safety. During the
pat down, Williams fled on foot. Investigators were
able to quickly subdue Williams after deploying a
taser. Investigators located the cocaine concealed in-
side the front of Williams' pants. The driver and
Maxwell cooperated and Maxwell produced a bag
containing marijuana from his pants. The driver
was found to have no contraband and was not
charged but did receive a citation for the traffic vio-
lation.
The cocaine had an estimated street value of
$6,250.00.
Charlie Jeromy Williams was charged with traf-
ficking cocaine and resisting arrest.
Julius Theodois Maxwell was charged with pos-
session of marijuana.
The Drug Task Force Investigators were assist-
ed by the Sheriff's Office Patrol Division and the two
Jackson County Sheriff's Office deputies.


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You may not realize it, but July 24 is Amelia Earhart Day.
July 24 was chosen because it's the birthday of perhaps
the most famous female aviator in history. Earhart's story
ended tragically when she became lost in the Pacific
Ocean in 1937 on her voyage around the world, but she
is still celebrated for her bravery and pioneer spirit.

As an investor, you can learn a lot from Earhart's career.
Here are a few lessons to consider:

*Plan ahead. After a lengthy analysis of Earhart's final
flight, decades after it occurred, a noted aviation expert
came to one succinct conclusion: "poor planning, worse
execution." Yet on her successful flights, Earhart was
known to have produced, and followed, detailed flight
plans. As an investor, you, too, must plan your journey
toward your financial goals. First, you need to identify
your destination, such as a comfortable retirement. Next,
you must create a "map" to reach your goal, in the form of
ao dtt led fnancial statketg based on aneiest ont p rt-
along the way, you must chart your progress via regular
reviews of your investments' performance.

*Use the right "tools." Some sources have noted that,
on the fateful flight, Earhart did not appear to fully under-
san hwh to ue et ep neas derectte -findin uopanten-t
fully understand the "tools" that is, the investments -
you need to help achieve your goals, you may run into dif-
ficulties. Always know exactly what you're investing in and
why you've chosen those specific investments. Without
this information, you could end up with investments that
are either too risky for your comfort or too conservative
for your goals.


Earhaollowd hourn vg tor,0FretdheN atn wer s h dued
to land on Howland Island. Unfortunately, it was a cloudy
day; some researchers speculate that the clouds' dark
shadows on the ocean surface may have camouflaged
Howland and confused the aviators. As an investor, you
need a clear view of what you want to accomplish in the
long term and you need to avoid having your vision
"clouded over" by short-term events such as price drops
and recessions.


*Put sufficient "power" in your portfolio. Many avia-
tion scholars and researchers believe Earhart's plane
Dipl an out of gos bfobi a she ufi tn lon) Hwland
go the distance? Specifically, do you have the right mix of
growth- and income-oriented vehicles to power you
toward college for your kids, a comfortable retirement and
your other goals? If you're not sure, you may want to work
with a professional financial advisor to get the assistance
you need.

You probably will never try to circumnavigate the globe in
A Iml p~lanhe But itsyou ca emrula te gbes featue co
and faith in the future while taking steps to help focus
on what you can control, your investment journey may be
rewarding.

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


Brad Bashaw Edadoe
Financial Advisor Ed adons

114 SW Range Avenue
P.O. Box 631 Madison, FL 32341
Bus 850-973-8334 Fax 877-516-2596
Hm 386-362-6204
Toll Free 866-973-8334
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We would like to express our
gratitude to all of you for your kind-
nesses following the death of our
mother, Clara Sheffield Barrett, Your
gifts of food, assistance, and prayers
helped us through that trying time of
mourning. Your expressions of sym-
pathy are greatly appreciated. We
cannot begin to articulate how much
your assistance has meant to us.
Again, we thank you. May
God bless you all.
ff The children of Clara Bar-
) rett
e~ Ginger Jarvis, Joel Bar-
rett, Mira Barrett, Susan
Ir Dunn, and John Barrett.


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Jimmy King Agent Glen King Agent

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Madison County Carrier 5A


July 23 & 24
The Opera House
Stage Co. welcomes
their friends from
Thomasville On Stage &
Co. in their production
of The Great American
Trailer Park Musical,
Fri. & Sat., July 23 & 24,
at the Monticello Opera
House. Adult content
and language; not in-
tended for children.
Dinner and show $35.
Show only $15. Dis-
counts for members.
Doors open at 6:30, din-
ner is at 7 p.m.; and the
show starts at 8 p.m.
Reservations needed for
dinner.
Call 850-997-4242 for
info and reservations.
July 24
Seniors save on auto
insurance. Florida re-
g aires all auto insur-
a ace companies to give
drivers 50 and older
with a good driving
record and who com-
plete the AARP Driver
Safety Program apremi-
urn discount for three
vears. There will be a


class at the Madison Ex-
tension Building on Sat-
urday, July 24, at 9 a.m.
For more information
or to reserve a seat, call
Rich Olsen at (850) 584-
2193 or (850) 843-0092.
August 21
Army Reserved Re-
union A group is cur-
rently trying to locate
all members of the
273rd Ordinance Com-
pany Army Reserve
Unit, for our first annu-
al reunion that is sched-
uled for August 21. If
anyone interested in
participating, please
contact Charles Miller
@ 229-244-1533 or
Samantha Inman @ 229-
563-2066 for more de-
tails. We look forward to
hearing from you.
August 28
Suwannee Valley
Humane Society will te
having a rabies and mi-
cro-chip clinic on Au-
gust 28th 2010 frola
9:00am-4:00pm.The co:t
is $10.00 for rabies and
$30.00 micro-chip. Ser-
vices provided by Dr.


Alba Sosa from Animal
Care Center of Lake
Park.For more informa-
tion contact the Hu-
mane Society at
866-236-7812 or local 850-
971-9904.
First and Third
Saturday of the
Month
Girl Scout Troop 150
meets at Greenville
United Methodist
Church every first and
Third Saturday of the
month from 10 a.m. un.
til Noon. Please call
Janice or Sean Carson
at 850/948-6901 or the
Girl Scout Council Of-
fice at 850/386-2131 for
more information.
First Friday of
Each Month
Everyone is invited
to gospel (open mic)
sings at Lee Worship
Center the first Friday
night of each month, be-
ginning at 7 p.m. The
church is located at 397
Magnolia Dr. in Lee.
Everyone is asked to
bring a dish for the
potluck supper. There
witlh begreat Inusilciansn
istrument ae weco e

Bring a friend with you.
For more information,
call Allen McCormick at
(850) 673-9481
Every First And
Third Monday
Consolidated Chris-
tian Ministries, located
at 799-C SW Pinckney
Street in Madison has
changed their food dis-
tribution give-out days.
Food will now be given
out on the first and
third Mondays of each
month from 10 a.m.-2:30
p~m. to those who have
signed up and qualified
in accordance with
USDA guidelines. Any-
one can come in and see
if they qualify and sign
up on the following days.
Tuesday, Wednesday or
Thursday from 9 a.m.-
11:45 a.m.
Each Weekday
Except Tuesday
The Senior Citizens
Center offers computer
classes to seniors 60 and
older each weekday ex-
cept Tuesday. For more
information or to sign
up, please call (850) 973-
4241.
Every

uh yimnsi he
Ruff Adoption Program
at the Suwannee Valley
Humane Society is open
every Tuesday through
Saturday from 10 a.m. to
215p~m. It sisboeceatedo on
Madison, FL 32340. For
more information, or di-
rections, call (866) 236-
7812 or (850) 971-9904.
Second ad Fmurth

Each Month
The Madison
Church of God hosts a
free soup kitchen the sec
ond and fourth Saturday
of each month at the
Greenville Senior Citi-
zens Center. Lunch is
served from noon to 1
p~m.
Third Tuesday
of eEach Mo ater
Greenville Area Diabetes
Support Group is a free
educational service and
support for diabetes and
those wanting to prevent
diabetes. The group
meets the third Tuesday
of each month at the
Greenville Public Li-
brary Conference Room

Gre~eviSHe 1 1-T30h8~m
Everyone is welcome!


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Jay 11. Cime, age 71
of Lee, formerly of He'
bron, Ind., passed away
on Saturday, July 3, 2010.
Jay is survived by
his wife, Sharon; two
children, Brian Cline of
Schererville, Ind., and
Rodney Cline of High-
land, Ind.; four stepchil-
dren, Greg (Juanita)
Pucka of Texas, Bryan
(Cheri) Pucka of He-
bron, Ind., Chris Pucka
of Hobart, Ind., and Jen-
nifer (Danny) Willis of
Portage, Ind.; two broth-
ers, Eric (Linda) Cline
and Phil (Lori) Cline.
and numerous grand'
children.
Jay Cline retired
from Inland Steel in
200.rHe was a U.S.n d m

palaying Hl games),1espe-
Funeral services
were held Friday, July 9
2010, at 10 a.m. at Geisen
Funeral Home, in He-
bron, Ind., with Pastor
Frank McClure officiat-
ing. Interment followed
at Hebron Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers '
memorials are preferred
to the Jay Cline Memori-
al Building Fund, Beu-
lah Baptist Church, Lee,
FL 32059; the Gideons; or
the Baptist Children's
Home '


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Erma

Collins

Hadden
Mrs. Erma Collins
Hadden, 86, died Satur-
day, July 17, 2010, in
Valdosta, Ga.
Funeral services
were held at 11 a.m.,
Tuesday, July 20, 2010,
at Beggs Funeral
Home, Madison, with
interment at Old Co-
lumbia Cemetery in
Nankin, Ga. The family
received friends from
6-8 p.m. Monday at the
funeral home.
Donations may be
made to Langdale Hos-
pice, 2263 Pineview
Drive, Valdosta, Ga.
31602.
She was born in
Cherry Lake to the late
Edward and Lola Mae
Bass Collins and was a
lifelong resident of
Madison County. She
was a homemaker and
loved to work and grow
flowers in her garden.
She was a member
of the Order of East-

Chn ptert ad a mae sb
ofhuO lawilla B~apust
County, Ga.
She is survived by
three sons, John "Bud-
dy" Hadden (Grace) of
Lakeland, Lloyd Had-
den of Pinetta, and
Carrol Hadden
(Rayette) of Pinetta;
three daughters, Mary
Helen Dorminey (Bud-
dy) of Waycross, Ga.
Carolyn Lyons of Cli
max, Ga. and Derita
Pinkard (Jimmy) of
Pinetta; four brothers,
James Collins of Val-
dosta, Ga., Newton
Collins (Betty) of Cher-
ry Lake, Glen Collins
(Diane) of Madison
and Billy ('ollins (S~an-

one s stern RumanMoye
of Madison; many
grandchildren, great-
grandchildren, nieces
and nephews.
Her husband, John
Hadden; a sister, Is-
abelle Collins; and a
brother, Buford
Collins, preceded her
in death.


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Thomas W. "Slow-
poke" Bailey, 45, of New
Port Richey, died July 17,
2010.
Tom was a retired
captain with the Pasco
Sheriff's Office. He was a
member of the Defend
ers LE MC of Florida,
Suncoast Chapter,
FPOA, FCCD & FOP.
He is survived by his
wife, Shellie; son, T.J.;
mother, Margaret; broth-
ers, Donald (Linda) and
Jeff (Janet); sister, Deb-
bie Thompson (Tim);
nieces, nephews and lov-
ing friends.
Visitation will be
held Wednesday, July 21,
2010, at Dobies Congress
Chapel, from 5-8 p.m.
Funeral services
will be held Friday, July
23, 2010, at Hopewell Bap-
tist Church in Madison,
at 1 p.m. Friends may
call at the church from
11 a.m. until 1p.m.
Interment will be at
the Hopewell Baptist
Churchhocemete~ry.Dois

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Richey was in charge of
arrangements.


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Bembryy Visits Boyrs: & Girls Club~
Boys & Girls Club members were treated to wise
words from State Representative Leonard Bembry (D-
Greenville) when he came to the Boys & Girls Club of
Tabula Rasa Summer Camp at Madison Central
School on June 24th. He shared his personal experi-
ences about his life in Greenville, building a success-
ful business, farming, and representing District 10 in
the Florida House of Representatives.
Rep. Bembry was treated to a tour from the
eighth graders who serve as junior staff as they hap-
pily presented some of their club accomplishments. (
Club members of all ages were excited to ask him 681 G
questions and show off the variety of activities that i
they have had a chance to experience this summer, orrl ;
which includes the dramatic arts, making collages,
building community models, drumming and charac- liT l P O>I
ter education. ?\l
The club members were especially excited when rIf .ll
Rep. Bembry extended an invitation for the children
to visit the House of Representatives and have a
chance to be recorded in the Florida Book of Records.
The Boys & Girls Club of Tabula Rasa extend
their gratitude to Rep. Bembry for sharing his time
and engaging and exciting club members. To learn
more about getting involved with the Boys & Girls
Club in Madison County schools, please visit
www.helpfloridakcids.com and watch for upcoming in-
formation about A Day for Kids in September.


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Finney
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Publishing,
Inc.
~Many
know her
r ,~i as the lady
behind the
counter at
the police
station .
Most, how-
ever, don't
rea1 1y
know who
she is.
Tammy
Fletcher is the wife of Al Fletcher and
the mother of twvo sons, Dustin and
Curt Fletcher. She was raised in Madi-
son and has spent all of her life here.
After following an ad in the local
newspaper, Tammy applied for a posi-
tion as an office worker for the Madi-
son Police Department. She was
previously working for a company in
Quitman, Ga., and said this new job
was exactly what she was looking for,
an office job and closer to home. That
was 22 years ago.
Now Tammy Fletcher is Adminis-
trative Assistant for the MPD. Her job
requires entering all of the data files
that thet officers generate. She also does
all of the paper work for the police de-
partment, as well as answering phones.
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After more
than 70 years on
the market, Ford
ends Mercury pro-
duction in 2010,
while one area auto
dealership will con-
tinue to sell and
service the vehi-
cles.
"We hate to see
the Mercury line go
away because it's
so iconic," said
Paul Alvarado, gen-
eral manager of
Walt's Live Oak
Ford Mercury on
US Highway 129,
which was estab-
lished 16 years ago.
"We still sell quite
a few Grand Mar-
quis, the Milan,
and the Moun-
taineer."
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sively offerin: Ij*..
percent Inlter~eit on l
the Mercur\ line

do likens th
deal to bu\-
ing a l
house
with no ?
interest
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quired, a savings of
thousands of dol-
lars to the con-
sumer. He said it
won't last forever.
For people who
have purchased
pre-owned Mercury
vehicles, Alvarado
said, "We'll contin-
ue to handle their
service needs."
They will also
honor current war-
ranties and Ford's
Extended Service
Plans.
Folks in the
Mladison area have
commented on the
excellent service
available from
Walt's Live Oak
Ford Mercury,
They service all
makes and models
with no appoint-
ment necessary
and a free car wash
is pro\ ided
wi~th eve~r\
5set


vice.
As for Ford's
upcoming plans,
Alvarado ex-
plained, "They're
trying to concen-
trate on their core
brands, Lincoln
and Ford. What I
think they're going
to do is offer an en-
try level Lincoln
product."
Ford reports
seven completely
new or refreshed
Lincoln vehicles
will go into produc-
tion. in, thne next
four years. They'll
design smaller cars
and SUVs, which
wi 1 1
Illovetail
"~ i t ih
01e end
o f


Mercury produc-
tion. Lincoln's first-
ever compact is
part of the plan, al-
though details are
sketchy as to the
type of vehicle.
This fall Lin-
coln is launching
hybrid versions ca-
pable of 41 miles
per gallon on the
highway: the mid-
size MKZ sedan,
available later this
year, and a restyled
2011 MKX crosso-
ver.
When asked if
adding Lincoln ve-
hicles to Walt's Live
Oak Ford Mercury
would be consid-
ered, Alvarado
said, "It's definitely
a possibility."
M.K. Graves
can be reached at
Marianne@greenep
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Logan Fadden does a
puppet performance during
one of the children's pro-
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Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Suwannee River Re-
gional Libraries of Madison
and Lee have begun their
Summer 2010 Program. This
year it is themed "Make A
Splash Read." The programs
are free and students are
also given free library
cards.
The pamphlet that the
library is giving to the fami-
lies reads:
"The goal of the Florida
Library Youth Program is to
encourage children and teens
to read and use library re-
sources. ThEe ability to read is
one of the most important
factors leading to success in
life. We endeavor to help
youth develop a love of read-
ing through fun literature
experiencesothlatdexepand ch le

world as well as enhancing
literacy. "
The Madison library's
schedule is as follows: Mon-
days from 10-11a.m. is
preschool story time and
5:30-7p.m. is Movies @ the li-
brary. Tuesday from 3:30-
4:30 p.m. is the meeting of
the Beach Blanket Book
Club. Wednesday 2-3 p.m.
are Game days and 3:30-4:30
p.m. is Make Waves Teens.
On Thursday from 10-11
a.m. and 2-3 p.m. is Make a
Splash Fun. Finally Fridays
from 2-3 p.m. are Fun Days.
ule le library 's sched-
a.m. is the Make A Splash
Fun Day also from 2-3 p.m. is
the M~akes Waves Teens pro-
gram. Wednesday from 3-4
p.m. are game days. Finally
Friday from 3-4:30 p.m. are
Fun Days.
Anyone interested in
getting their child involved
should call the Lee Library
at (850) 971-5665 or the Madi-
son library at (850) 973-6814.


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activities for the week are based around that
theme. From medieval times to nature, these
camps cover all possibilities of interests.
Danyel Williams has been teaching these
camps for over four years. She stated, "As an ed-
ucation major these


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get experience in. the
class room and with stu-
dents. It is so much fun
to have a different theme
each week and l just love
wri ng with these
Last week the chil-
dren participated in a
"Journey to Space."
Each day the kids had
something different, fun
and space themed to do.
One activity was making
a model of the planets.
Others included playing
online games that were
educational and based
on NASA discoveries.
The children also col-
ored different planets,
created their own con-
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By Kristin Finney
Greene Publishing, Inc,
Kim Gordon is the daughter
the late Inez and David Cason. She
the wife of Gordon Tractor co-owni
Todd Gordon, and the mother
Madison County High School 20
graduate Amanda Gordon.
K~im attended North F~loric
Community College to receive hi
Associate in Arts degree. She th(
went to Valdosta State Universt
and received her bachelors' degree.
Elementary Education. She has bet
teaching for six years.
Kim Gordon has been teaching
Lee Elementary School for three
years. Shne teaches fifth grade readir
and language arts. At Lee, each gral
has two teachers, so Kim sees all
the fifth grade students every day.
Prior to working at LES, Ki
taught for Taylor County Midd
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Photos are being sought from the 1930s through 1950s
of Lee's Midway community, located in the southeastern
portion of Madison County.
Photos are needed of homes in the area, as well as of
the old Midway School.
Of particular interest are photographs of homes and
brush arbors where prayer meetings may have been held
in the early 1930s.
Jacob Bembry is collecting the photographs for a book
of photos and stories, which will be published and avail-
able by the homnecomning at Mlidwcay Church of God on Oct.
10. The church will celebrate its 75th anniversary at that
time. The church's first pastor, Mallory Smith, began Madi-
son. County's oldest surviving Pentecostal church?, holding
prayer meetings and Bible studies in homes in the area.
Later, a church was built.
Scanned copies of the photos may be emailed to Jacob
Bembry at Jacob@jacobbembry.com. Hard copies may be
dropped off at Gre~ene Publishing, Inc., located off State
Road 53 South in Madison. Hard copies will be scanned and
returned within a few days.


The Le~e
Community!


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ships. The two Lee Elementary School students received the scholarship which will help pay for their col-
lege tuition, if they keep their grades up throughout their school careers and if they stay out of trouble.
Pictured standing, left to right: Anthony's mother, Trudy Nicholson, Principal Jack McClellan and Karita's
(mother, Thelma Doty.


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By Kristin Finney
Gre~ene Publishing, lInc.
"Neither snow nor rain nor heal
nor gloom of night stays these
couriers from the swift completion
of their appointed rounds." This
inscription is found on the General
Post Office in. Newi York City and C
is often referred to as the "post of- C
fice motto." While the Unite
States Post Office does notha
an official motto, this saying de
lie within the hearts of man
postal carriers.
Lee is the home of such work-
ers. Lee's post office is home to
several friendly and diligent
workers. Eddie Hale, Rural Carri-
er Associate, has been working as
a postal carrier for 35 years. He
shared with this reporter stories
from those 35 years. Hie recalled
an older lady on his route that
was physically disabled therefore
shne could not leave her home. She
always told Eddie how much she


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Lr~SBwhile. One day I took a package to his
house and the mail still hadn't been
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der the shelter where I had left it. So, I
thought, it's time to call somebody. So I
called one of my friends from the police
department and they went and checked.
They found that man in there on his bed.
He had passed away."
Eddie's reasons for doing what he does
are, "I just do all that 'cause I love the people,
I love my job. The people on my mail route
have been good to me all these years."
Alison Clutchfield is the Clerk for the
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every day. You start to learn about people.
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. ..y County well in their ef-
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1 *c* The team's first loss
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they fell 9-7.
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game as they hammered
their hapless opponents
Sby score of 18-4.
The team moved on
i: to play the next game,
A 5 A A but fell short only losing
.. by one run, losing 4-3.
The 10 and under
All-Stars racked up 30
t i Iruns in the three games,
a )b~ we~ while giving up only 17
runs.
Photo submitted by April Herring Greene Publishing,
The Madison County 10 and under team fell short in the state tournament in Jacksonville this past weekend. Pictured are coaches Inc. congratulates the 10
Brian Annett, Mike Lawson and Andy Briggs. Top row, left to right: Dylan Thigpen, Dylan Bass, Dustin Bass, Ken Hawkins, Tre Adams and and under All-Stars on a
Tre Akins. Bottom row, left to right: Dilan Lawson, Drew Herring, Drew Annett, Aubrey Williams, Zarkese Haynes and Jarrett Briggs. fabulous season.


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Wednesday, July 21, 2010


By Greg Vickers, North Florida Rebels
Everyone is invited to attend North Florida
Rebels baseball games each Sunday at Cantey Field at
North Florida Community College. There is no cost
for admission.
Our team, the Rebels, look forward to having the
familiar faces around Madison watching our local
guys playing hardball again.
Our roster consists of these players: Bryan Tyler
(Madison Co.) Chad Thomas (Madison Co.), Chris
Huntsinger (Taylor Co.), Chris LaForte (Suwannee
Co.), Chris Andrews (Madison Co.), Danny Collins
(Jefferson Co.), Doug Freer (Hamilton Co.), Evan
Narred (Lowndes Co.), Greg Vickers (Madison Co.),


Jarrod Lauth (Madison Co.), John Sirmon (Madison
Co.), R.J. Kruger (Suwannee Co.), Ryan Norris (Madi-
son Co.) and Trent Abbott (Madison Co.).
we ask for our community's support every Sun-
day in July and August.
Madison County will hold our annual playoff
tournament with all nine (9) teams that make up the
South Georgia & North Florida MABL.
This league began in 1986 in Jericho, New
York and today has over 50,000 players across the
country. Almost 500 affiliated MABL leagues that con-
tinue to play these age divisions of 18+; 25+; 35+;
and 45+. National and Regional tournaments play
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The Madison County 12 and under AII-Stars were runners-up in the Cal Ripken north state tournament played in Live Oak. They fell just short in the champi-
onship game on Sunday, July 18. Pictured back row, left to right: Coach Jim Flournoy, Dillon Pickles, Zack Sprenkle, Jacob Johnson, Manager Justin Burt, James
Edwards, Dillon Burns, Coach Chris Miller. Front row, left to right: John Flournoy, J'Vontrey Mitchell, Gabe Miller, Tyler Barstow, Hunter Burt, Jae'Bion Mitchell, Jim
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FCA Director And Wife Host Area Coaches


By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Steve McHargue, new
Fellowship of Christian
Athletes (FCA) director for
this area, held a fellowship
dinner for coaches and
their wives at his home in
Lee.
In the invitation sent
out to the coaches, McHar-
gue noted, "Only the head
coach understands all that
comes with being the head
coach. Only the head
coach's wife understands
all that comes with being
the head coach's wife."
Coaches from five
counties and six schools in
the area were represented
at the dinner: Mike and
Amanda Coe, Madison; Je-
remy and Krissy Brown,
Jefferson; Willie and Tani-
ka Spears, Suwannee; Joey
and Mary Anne Pearson,
Lafayette; Shane and
Christian Boggs, Taylor;
and Bill and Melissa Wiles,
Branford.
McHargue also noted


that the same could be said
about ministry couples as
well.
"Until you have been
in a particular role, you
have no idea all the pain,
pressure and privileges
that come with the territo-
ry," he said.
McHargue said that he
and his wife, Jan, wanted
to invite the coaches into
their home for the purpose
of building a team of fami-
ly relationships that will
carry them through all of
life.
"At this point in our
lives, we have come to val-
ue relationships above all
else," McHargue told the
coaches and their wives. "If
you need encouragement
and are looking for that
proper balance, we would
love to be a part of your en-
couragement team."
McHargue noted that
one of the purposes of FCA
is a desire to reach, "Every
athlete, every coach, every
sport and every country"


Photo submitted
Area football coaches had a fellowship dinner recently in the home of Steve and Jan McHargue in Lee.
Pictured, left to right: Shane and Christina Boggs, Taylor County High School; Mike and Amanda Coe,
Madison County High School; Willie and Tanika Spears, Suwannee High School; Joey and Mary Anne
Pearson, Lafayette County High School; Jeremy and Krissy Brown, Jefferson County High School; and
Bill and Melissa Wiles, Branford High School.


Photo submitted
The North Florida Bombers won their softball league championship and came in first place in a two-day
tournament in Monticello. Pictured top row, left to right: Marcus Mitchell, Charles Bell, Roosevelt Nelson,
Travis Jay, Kovi McDanielWillie Bell and Keith Solomon. Bottom row, left to right: Magell Arnold, Morris Bell,
Jareb Burkes Dale Harris and Kevin R e Bombers not


The North Florida Bombers came in first place
with the record of 13-1 in the softball11eague in Mon-
ticello and came in first place in the two-day tourna-
ment on Monday, July 12, and Tuesday, July 13, at the
Jefferson County Recreation Department.
The North Florida Bombers was sponsored by
S.J. Deli in Greenville. Kovi McDaniel was voted as
MVE .
The North Florida Bombers' head coach is Mor-
ris Bell. The bookkeeper is Surretta Bell. North
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The 2nd century
Chinese inventor Ding
Huan (fl. 180) of the Han
Dynasty invented a ro-
tary fan for air condi-
tioning, with seven
wheels 3 m (9.8 ft) in di-
ameter and manually
powered. In 747, Emper-
or Xuanzong (r. 712-762)
of the Tang Dynasty
(618-907) had the Cool
Hall (Liang Tian) built
in the imperial palace,
which the Tang Yulin
describes as having wa-
ter-powered fan wheels
for air conditioning as
well as rising jet
streams of water from
fountains.[3] During the
subsequent Song Dy-
nasty (960-1279), writ-
ten sources mentioned
the air conditioning ro-
tary fan as even more
widely used.
Medieval Persia
had buildings that used
cisterns and wind tow-
ers to cool buildings
during the hot season:
cisterns (large open
pools in central court-
yards, not underground
tanks) collected rain
water; wind towers had
windows that could
catch wind and internal
vanes to direct the air-
flow down into the
building, usually over
the cistern and out
through a downwind
cooling tower. Cistern
water evaporated, cool-
ing the air in the build-
ing. Wind catchers were
widely used throughout
the medieval Muslim
world, where they were
used for air condition-
ing in many cities.
Ventilators were in-
vented in medieval
Egypt and were widely
used in many houses
throughout Cairo dur-
ing the Middle Ages.
These ventilators were


later described in detail
by Abd al-Latif al-Bagh-
dadi in 1200, who re-
ported that almost
every house in Cairo
had a ventilator, and
that they cost anywhere
from 1 to 500 dinars de-
pending on their sizes
and shapes. Most venti-
lators in the city were
oriented towards the
Qibla, as was the city in
general.
In the 1600s Cor-
nelius Drebbel demon-
strated "turning
Summer into Winter"
for James I of England
by adding salt to water.
In 1758, Benjamin
Franklin and John
Hadley, a chemistry pro-
fessor at Cambridge
University, conducted
an experiment to ex-
plore the principle of
evaporation as a means
to rapidly cool an ob-
ject. Franklin and
Hadley confirmed that
evaporation of highly
volatile liquids such as
alcohol and ether could
be used to drive down
the temperature of an
object past the freezing
point of water. They
conducted their experi-
ment with the bulb of a
mercury thermometer
as their object and with
a bellows used to
"quicken" the evapora-
tion; they lowered the
temperature of the
thermometer bulb
down to 70F while the
ambient temperature
was 650E. Franklin not-
ed that soon after they
passed the freezing
point of water (32oF) a
thin film of ice formed
on the surface of the
thermometer's bulb and
that the ice mass was
about a quarter inch
thick when they
stopped the experiment


upon reaching 70F.
Franklin concluded,
"From this experiment,
one may see the possi-
bility of freezing a man
to death on a warm
summer's day".
In 1820, British sci-
entist and inventor
Michael Faraday discov-
ered that compressing
and liquefying ammonia
could chill air when the
liquefied ammonia was
allowed to evaporate. In
1842, Florida physician
John Gorrie used com-
pressor technology to
create ice, which he used
to cool air for his pa-
tients in his hospital in
Apalachicola, Florida.
He hoped eventually to
use his ice-making ma-
chine to regulate the
temperature of build-
ings. He even envisioned
centralized air condi-
tioning that could cool
entire cities. Though his
prototype leaked and
performed irregularly,
Gorrie was granted a
patent in 1851 for his ice-
making machine. His
hopes for its success
vanished soon after-
wards when his chief fi-
nancial backer died;
Gorrie did not get the
money he needed to de-
velop the machine. Ac-
cording to his
biographer, Vivian M.
Sherlock, he blamed the
"Ice King", Frederic Tu-
dor, for his failure, sus-
pecting that Tudor had
launched a smear cam-
paign against his inven-
tion. Dr. Gorrie died
impoverished in 1855
and the idea of air con-
ditioning faded away for
50 years.
In 1902, the first
modern electrical air
conditioning unit was
invented by Willis Havi-
land Carrier in Buffalo,


New York. After gradu-
ating from Cornell Uni-
versity, Carrier, a native
of Angola, New York,
found a job at the Buffa-
lo Forge Company.
While there, Carrier be-
gan experimentation
with air conditioning as
a way to solve an appli-
cation problem for the
Sackett-Wilhelms Litho-
graphing and Publish-
ing Company in
Brooklyn, New York,
and the first "air condi-
tioner," designed and
built in Buffalo by Car-
rier, began working on
17 July 1902.
Designed to im-
prove manufacturing
process control in a
printing plant, Carri-
er's invention con-
trolled not only
temperature but also
humidity. Carrier used
his knowledge of the
heating of objects with
steam and reversed the
process. Instead of
sending air through hot
coils, he sent it through
cold coils (ones filled
with cold water). The
air blowing over the
cold coils cooled the air,
and one could thereby
control the amount of
moisture the colder air
could hold. In turn, the
humidity in the room
could be controlled. The
low heat and humidity
were to help maintain
consistent paper dimen-
sions and ink align-
ment. Later, Carrier's
technology was applied
to increase productivity
in the workplace, and
The Carrier Air Condi-
tioning Company of
America was formed to
meet rising demand.
Over time, air condi-
tioning came to be used
to improve comfort in
homes and automobiles


as well. Residential
sales expanded dramat-
ically in the 1950s.
In 1906, Stuart W.
Cramer of Charlotte,
North Carolina was ex-
ploring ways to add
moisture to the air in
his textile mill. Cramer
coined the term "air
conditioning", using it
in a patent claim he
filed that year as an
analogue to "water con-
ditioning," then a well-
known process for
making textiles easier
to process. He combined
moisture with ventila-
tion to "condition" and
change the air in the
factories, controlling
the humidity so neces-
sary in textile plants.
Willis Carrier adopted
the term and incorpo-
rated it into the name of
his company. This evap-
oration of water in air,
to provide a cooling ef-
fect, is now known as
evaporative cooling.
The first air condi-
tioners and refrigera-
tors employed toxic or
flammable gases like
ammonia, methyl chlo-
ride, and propane
which could result in fa-
tal accidents when they
leaked. Thomas Midg-
ley, Jr. created the first
chlorofluorocarbon gas,
Freon, in 1928.
Freon is a trade-
mark name owned by
DuPont for any Chloro-
fluorocarbon (CFC), Hy-
drogenated CFC
(HCFC), or Hydrofluo-
rocarbon (HFC) refrig-
erant, the name of each
including a number in-
dicating molecular
composition (R-11, R-12,
R-22, R-134A). The blend
most used in direct-ex-
pansion home and
building comfort cool-
ing is an HCFC known


as R-22. It is to be
phased out for use in
new equipment by 2010
and completely discon-
tinued by 2020. R-12 was
the most common blend
used in automobiles in
the US until 1994 when
most changed to R-134A.
R-11 and R-12 are no
longer manufactured in
the US for this type of
application, the only
source for air condi-
tioning purchase being
the cleaned and puri-
fied gas recovered from
other air conditioner
systems. Several non-
ozone depleting refrig-
erants have been
developed as alterna-
tives, including R-410A,
invented by Honeywell
(formerly AlliedSignal)
in Buffalo, and sold un-
der the Genetron (R)
AZ-20 name. It was first
commercially used by
Carrier under the
brand name Puron.
Innovation in air
conditioning technolo-
gies continues, with
much recent emphasis
placed on energy effi-
ciency, and on improv-
ing indoor air quality.
Reducing climate
change impact is an im-
portant area of innova-
tion, because in
addition to greenhouse
gas emissions associat-
ed with energy use,
CFCs, HCFCs and HFCs
are, themselves, potent
greenhouse gases when
leaked to the atmos-
phere. For example, R-
22 (also known as
HCFC-22) has a global
warming potential
about 1,800 times higher
than CO2. As an alter-
native to conventional
refrigerants, natural al-
ternatives like CO2 (R-
744) have been
proposed.


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are: Choose water, diet, or low-calorie beverages in-
stead of sugar-sweetened beverages. For a quick, easy,
and inexpensive thirst-quencher, carry a water bottle
and ref ill it throughout the day Don't "stock the fridge"
with sugar-sweetened beverages. Instead, keep a jug or
bottles of cold water in the fridge. Serve water with
meals. Make water more exciting by adding slices of
lemon, lime, cucumber, or watermelon, or drink
sparkling water.
Add a splash of 100% juice to plain sparkling wa-
ter for a refreshing, low-calorie drink. When you do opt
for a sugar-sweetened beverage, go for the small size.
Some companies are now selling 8-oz. cans and bottles
of soda, which contain about 100 calories. Be a role
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259 SW Captain Brown Road Madison, FL 323410
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Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Madison County Carrier 13A


By M.K. Graves
Greene Publishing, Inc.
It's a miserable feel-
ing: looking down at
one's arm or leg and see-
ing a tick sucking blood
into its torso. This tiny
insect, the deer tick, is
the subject of a medical
controversy among peo-
ple diagnosed with Lyme
Disease, which is found
in all 50 states.
Lyme Disease is the
number one vector borne
disease in the United
States. Left untreated,
Lyme can spread to
joints, heart and the ner-
vous system, so it can be
dangerous.
People spending time
in grassy or wooded ar-
eas like Madison County
are at risk for tick bites
infected with a bacteri-
um called Borrelia
burgdorferi. Dr. Kerry
Clark, a well-known sci-
entific researcher and
professor of epidemiolo-
gy and environmental
health at the University
of North Florida in Jack-
sonville, says that tick
bite infections are signifi-
cantly underreported in
the southern United
States.
If caught early, med-
ical experts say a one or
two-month course of an-
tibiotics seems to control


the symptoms. Unfortu-
nately, some people don't
see ticks right away They
may delay getting antibi-
otic treatment, even after
developing a ring-like
rash around the tick bite,
flu-like symptoms or fa-
tigue.
The question is, will
they end up with nerve or
joint damage, experience
arthritis pain, mental
confusion, Bell's palsy,
memory problems,
headaches or muscle
spasms as a result? Some
patients say Lyme Dis-
ease never goes away
with these mystifying
symptoms and they're
angry at doctors who dis-
agree. For instance, it's
been rumored that entire
families have been infect-
ed with Lyme Disease
around Paynes Prairie in
Gainesville.
On the opposing
side, some physicians
and researchers say
Lyme Disease can't be-
come chronic and most
symptoms are gone in a
year. They claim that
continuing symptoms
are not caused by Lyme
Disease, but something
else. Still, many infected
patients aren't satisfied
with this explanation af-
ter years of battling
strange medical prob-


lems following their tick
bite. To get relief, they
may even go to doctors
who administer strong
antibiotic dosages for a
period of years.
In his opinion, Clark
has said that even after a
Lyme infection appears
to be gone, "There may be
some people you can't
cure, no matter how long
you treat them." He said
tests for Lyme Disease
are accurate only approx-
imately 50% of the time.
After nearly two
decades of researching
ticks and Lyme Disease,
Dr. Clark will identify
ticks sent to his laborato-
ry in a zip lock bag. He'll
find out if the tick carries
bacterium after the bit-
ten person develops
symptoms a couple of
weeks after the bite.
Enclose the tick in a
zip lock bag with name
and information to Dr.
Kerry Clark, c/o The Uni-
versity of North Florida,
1 UNF Drive, Jack-
sonville, Fl 32224.
Ticks bites are also
responsible for Rocky
Mountain Spotted Fever;
African Swine Fever; Re-
lapsing Fever and other
infections.
M.K. Graves can be
reached at Marianne
@greenepublishing.com


By Kristin Finney
Greene Publishing, Inc.
More and more stories have been
popping up throughout the local area
media networks about the new and le-
gal drug, K2.
K2, or spice, is the brand name for
a synthetic drug reported to have the
same effects as marijuana. This drug
is a blend of spices, herbs and syn-
thetic cannabinoids. A cannabinoid is
knock-off of cannabis. However, un-
like marijuana K2 does not contain the
psychoactive chemical tetrahydro-
cannabinol (THC). The drugs con-
tained in K2 actually are three to five
times more potent and dangerous than
that in marijuana.
K2 can be consumed in similar
ways to marijuana including smoking
and huffing. K2 is reportedly produced
in Korea and China and comes in
many varieties. Some of the varieties
include Summit, Standard, Blonde
and Citron. This drug is legal through-
out most of the country and also on-
line. Some states have banned the sale
and possession of the active ingredi-
ent in K2.
However, what many users don't
know is that there are multiple harm-
ful side effects and dangers of spice.
K2 can cause paranoia, hallucina-
tions, increased heart rate,10oss of con-
sciousness and psychotic episodes.
Other side effects include vomiting,
nausea, migraines and loss of concen-
tration.
A study conducted in 2008 also
showed that K2 users developed de-
pendency, withdrawal and other addic-
tive behaviors. This drug is most


I : CE~ .-
K2, or spice, is a synthetic drug
similar to marijuana but much more
dangerous.
dangerous to teenagers. K2 is legal
and readily available to underage chil-
dren across the country. Parents
should inform their children of the
dangers of K2 before it is too late.
The effects of K2 are devastating,
while the high may be temporarily
nice, the long term, and, at times, even
immediate, effects could be life threat-
ening. Some have reported immediate-
ly fainting after smoking K2. Others
have reported sickness and prolonged
migraines.
There have been no studies on the
long-term effects of spice. There is no
way to know how K2 could affect the
brain, heart or lungs. The life long ef
fects of this drug are unknown and a
complete mystery. The risk is not
worth taking for a temporary high.
Kristin Finney can be reached at
Kristin@greenepublishing. com


In summer, icy sodas and sports drinks are a big
lure over plain water, but as it turns out water has a
multitude of benefits over other drinks. It's best to
know the pros and cons of the drinks you rely on every
day
"Water is essential for our bodies because it is in
every cell, tissue, and organ in your body That's why
getting enough water every day is important for your
health," said County Health Department Administra-
tor Kim Barnhill. Healthy people meet their fluid
needs by drinking when thirsty and drinking fluids
with meals. But, if you're outside in hot weather for
most of the day or doing vigorous physical activity,
you'll need to make an effort to drink more fluids.
Most of your water needs are met through the wa-
ter and beverages you drink. You can get some fluid


through the foods you eat. For example, broth soups
and other foods that are 85% to 95% water such as cel-
ery, tomatoes, oranges, and melons.
Water helps your body with the following: keeps its
temperature normal; lubricates and cushions your
joints; protects your spinal cord and other sensitive tis-
sues; Gets rid of wastes through urination, perspira-
tion, and bowel movements.
You need water to replace what your body loses
through normal everyday functions. Of course, you
lose water when you go to the bathroom or sweat, but
you even lose small amounts of water when you ex-
hale. You need to replace this lost water to prevent de-
hydration.
Your body also needs more water when you are in
hot climates, more physically active, running a fever or
have diarrhea or vomiting.
To help you stay hydrated during prolonged physi-
cal activity or when it is hot outside, the Dietary Guide-
lines for Americans 2005 recommends these two steps:
Drink fluid while doing the activity and drink several
glasses of water or other fluid after the physical activi-
ty is completed. Also, when you are participating in
vigorous physical activity, it's important to drink be-
fore you even feel thirsty. Thirst is a signal that your
body is on the way to dehydration.
Some people may have fluid restrictions because of
a health problem, such as kidney disease. If your
healthcare provider has told you to restrict your fluid
intake, be sure to follow that advice.
Choose water instead of sugar-sweetened bever-
ageS. This tip can also help with weight management.
Substituting water for one 20-ounce sugar-sweetened
soda will save you about 240 calories; choose water in-
stead of other beverages when eating out. Generally,
you will save money and re-
duce calories; give your wa-
ter a little pizzazz by
adding a wedge of lime or
lemon. This may improve
the taste, and you just
might drink more water
than you usually do. r i
Although beverages
that are sweetened with
sugars do provide water,
they usually have more
calories than unsweetened
beverages. To help with Yu
Yo c
weight control, you should
COnSume beverages and
foods that don't have added
sugars. Examples of bever-
ages with added sugars:
Fruit drinks, some sports
drinks, soft drinks and so-
das (non-diet).
When it comes to
weight loss, most people
try to reduce their calorie
intake by focusing on food, The Sta)
but another way to cut calo- iJ
ries may be to think about Tri-t
what you drink. Calories in
drinks are not hidden
(they're listed right on the
Nutrition Facts label), but Dso
many people don't realize
just how many calories m~lost Insural
beverages can contribute Discount I
to their daily intake. Exl
Some ways to make
smart beverage choices


QueStiOH:
I have this old partial which I have womn for years. It has
these wires which hold it in that look bad in my smile. Can
you make a partial without those ugly wires?

Answer-:

Boy, this is a Catch 22 for the dentist. A partial which
doesn't have any wires to keep it tight looks just fine right
until it falls down at the dinner party or even worse, at
church. So instead of a partial that slips down you have
this hardware across your tooth which shows up in the
smile. Which is worse? Do you have to choose between
the hardware or a loose partial?

I am happy to say that we have more options these
days. Rea<11-r: m!y first choice is the partial with the metal
clasps (don't get mad at me). It functions the best, but I
work hard to keep the wires toward the back of the mouth
where they do not show and make them hidden as much
as possible. Unfortunately, it is not always possible to
hide the clasps so we have to come up with plan B. For
many patients a better cosmetic alternative is a precision
partial. With precision partial there are not any clasps.
The clasps are built within the partial and specially made
crowns. The partial will snap into the crown so a clasp is
not needed. This runs up the cost compared to a standard
partial but it is an excellent cosmetic solution.

Another choice is VALPLAST partial. These are
acrylic partial which still rely on clasps to stay in tight.
The nice thing about VALPLAST is the clasps are made
from pink flexible plastic. So instead of a metal wire clasp
there is a pink plastic clasps which wraps around the tooth
at the gumline. This is a great economical option for those
cosmetic cases.



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 rkshaw@embarqmail.com
Ask the Dentist is devoted to answering your
questions about the Art and Science of Dentistry.


HEALTH


Ticks Under Their Skin In


Lyme Disease Controversy


New K2 Drug


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Full Time: Building Grounds & Maintenance Worker

To perform a variety of skilled and semi-skilled work in the
maintenance & repair of buildings, fixtures & plant equip-
ment; to perform grounds maintenance duties; to do related
work as required. Ability to follow oral and written instruc-
tions; must be able to work with a minimum of supervision.
Valid High School diploma or equivalent is required. Valid
Florida drivers license required. Applications can be ob-
tained at Lee City Hall, 286 NE CR 255 Lee, M-F 8 a.m. to 5
p.m., or www.1eeflorida.org
TOL is an Equal Opportunity Employer
7/21,e

Tri-County Electric Cooperative, Inc.

FULL TIME STAKING TECHNICIAN

Tri-County Electric Cooperative, Inc. has an opening for a
full-time Staking Technician in our Madison Office. The
candidate is required to have an Associate's Degree. Two or
more years of responsible electric utility experience is pre-
ferred.

The ideal candidate should have excellent people skills,
above average analytical abilities, good PC skills, and the
ability to evaluate field conditions and make quick decisions
related to complex line designs and modifications.

The Cooperative offers competitive salary and benefits.

Tri-County is an EOE and DFWP.

Please send resume and completed Tri-County Employment
Application Form, which is available at any TCEC office or
online at www.tcec.com, before August 3, to:

Stephanie Carroll
Tri-County Electric Cooperative, Inc.
P. 0. Box 208
Madison, FL 32341


Buckeye FLorida, LP is a Leading producer of specialty cellulose and absorbent products Located in Perry, FLorida. Buckeye
3~UC ~E Technologies, Inc. (NYSE symbol, BKI) is our parent company with manufacturing facilities Located in the United States,
Canada, Germany and Brazil. Buckeye is searching for candidates to work in our manufacturing organization. Buckeye has
job openings in the following areas:


14A Mladison C'ountyCarier


Wednesday July 21, 2010


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Apartnents

$199 Move-In Special!!
1, 2 & 3 BR HC & non-
HC accessible apts.
Rental assistance maybe
aailable. HUD vouches
accepted. Call 850-948-
3 6.N TDDG/TTY 7111.
Pointe Trail, Greenville
FL 32331. '
Equal Housing
Opportunity
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Brand New 2011
4/2 doublewide, setup & del
for only $39,995.00 or pay-
mens of $265.00 a month!
Call Eric @
386-752-1452 or
jetdec @windstream.net
7/21-si/200 c


No Money Down
That's right nothing down if
you own your land! Interest
rates as low as 5%. Call Eric
@ 386-752-1452
jetdec @~windstream.net
7/21 si20, c


Trade In
28'x44' 3/2 doublewide
with metal roof for only
$7,000.00 OBO. Call Eric @
386-752-1452
jetdec @windstream.net
7/21 si20, c


Drive a Little, Save a Lot!
New 2011 32" wide, 3 bed-
room starting at $29,900. We
Mean Business! Call Now
386-752-5355

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For Sale.
House & I ot
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


Fridgeaire upright digital
freezer self defrost, excellent
condition $450.00, 13 BTU
Fridgeaire window AC unit,
brand new, used only 2
weeks, $250.00, Call Debbie,
at 971-5456, serious buyers
please
7/21,pd


1997 Fifth-wheel, 2 slide
outs, 2 roof air, 32 foot long,
'gn vr 00ood condition,

Semi National Truck driver
seat brand new00all the op-

$450.00, call 8


Licensed Junk Dealer
I Buy Junk, all kinds, free
removal.

Other Services Available
Mowing, bush hogging,
clean up, etc
Call Kevin @
850-210-3137

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I CAN DO
Artificial Insemination and
Embryo Transfer. Certified in
AI through ABS and ET
through Texas A&M
850-464-1165
William Greene

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I build Sheds, Decks &
Well Houses & I sell Steel
Buildings. Call Bob
850-242-9342

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DUNN'S
Lawn Mower Repair
WELDING
New &1 Used Parts
Senior Citizen Discounts

Other Services Available
Mowing, Pressure Cleaming
& Clean-uP

aso-97s-47ss
aoss NE: State Road 6
Madison, FL 3234~0
ANYTHINGLLEFETSOVEDR 7 DAYs

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Wanted: Chickens, turkeys.
guineas and peafowl.
850-464-1165
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Wanted: BAND SAWMILL
CALL 850-973-4004. IF NO
ANSWER, PLEASE LEAVE
NAME, TELEPHONE NUMBER
AND INFO ABOUT THE MILL

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Wanted: 4-wheel drive trac-
tor, will trade a 20 ft. party
barge and trailer with 50 hp
Johnson. Call Tommy
Greene 973-4141

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Diamond Plate Alum. Pick-
up truck tool boxes.
Various sizes. $50 each. Call
973-4172 8am-5pm M-F
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Commercial/Industrial
Property
with state highway frontage.
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
Will build to suit tenant or
short or long term lease.
Call Tommy Greene 850-
973-4141

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For Sale or Lease

Restaurant great opportunity
for breakfast, lunch, dinner
& pizza. Must sell due to ill-
ness, some financing avail-
able. Call Spaghetti House
and ask for Bob
850-973-3965

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:Office Space For Rent:
SCall the Fitness Place at ]
:973-3517 for more info :

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Christian care giver to care
for your loved ones, excel-
lent references, in Madison
County. Available to work
any shift. 464-0353
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Piano lessons are now being
offered for individuals who
are beginners or veteran
players who wish to build or
polish their skills. Lessons
are one-on-one and reason-
ably priced! For more infor-
mation, please call (850)
464-0114 or (850) 973-4622.


U-PICK PEACHES

Hwy 254 (Dusty Miller Rd)
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Cambridge Manor
A ea i ntsnde iined fr
1 & 2BR
HUD vouchers accept-
ed Call 850-973-3786 -
TTY Acs 711.
404 SW Sumatra Rd,
Madison
This institution is an
Equal Op ortun~ity
Provider ana Employer






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


Earn Extra Money

with a fun group of local
folks. Call 929-4222 for
details

6/23 7/16, pd


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

7/7 7/28, pd


HouseKeeper Needed
experienced required, call
973-2504

7/21,rmlc


Carpenter Wanted
Full time or Part time, must
know how to use a level and
a tape measure
464-2500

7/14 8/4, pd


Experienced Mechanic
Needed for general farm
equipment. Ideal applicant is
dependable and trustworthy.
Welding and mechanical ex-
perience needed. Compensa-
tion equivalent to experience.
Excellent opportunity with a
drug-free workplace. Please
fax resume to 850-971-0006

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We Do!
The Madison County Carrier&
Madison Enterprise Recorder


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Experience integrating PLCs and controls devices with process information systems
Windows Server 2003 experience and certification
Database management experience
SQL coding experience (Oracle, SQL Server, or SQLPLus)
Application development experience C++, VB or VB.net, Java, XML
Manufacturing experience in information systems integration is a plus


HUMAN RESOURCES ASSOCIATE PAYROLL
30B OVERVIEW: Buckeye is searching for a candidate to administer weekly payroll for about 460
hourly technicians and supporting monthly payrott for salaried employees. This individual witt
administer the retirement plan and provides assistance with other administrative functions including
security and backup for other Human Resources Associates in the Human Resources Department. We
are Looking for candidates that possess:
Associates or Bachelof's Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance or Human
Resources, or at Least 5 years experience in payroll, accounting or finance.
Very proficient in office software applications (Microsoft Excel, Word Outlook)
Experience in payrott processing particularly with ADP is a significant plus.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must be able to handle payrott, financial and
personnel data in a confidential manner.
As a member of our team you will enjoy a very competitive wage and benefit package which includes:
Medical, dental and prescription drug insurance
Life insurance
Disability insurance
Paid holidays and vacation
401(k) with match
Retirement plan with company contribution



TO BE CONSIDERED FOR EMPLOYMENT:

PLease register online at www.employflorida.com and submit your resume to the Workforce
Employer Resource Center Located at 705 East Base St. Madison, FLorida 32340. The Center
is open Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and their tott free phone
number is (866) 367-4758. Resumes may be e-maited to EFM-Employers@nfwdb~org or faxed
to Workforce at (850) 973-9757.


Registration must be completed and resumes received by 4:00 p.m. Monday, July 26,
2010 to be considered. Buckeye's evaluation of employment applicants includes validated
written tests, interviews, and post-offer physical exam. Pre-employment drug screening and
background check is required.

BUCKEYE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.


SHIFT COORDINATOR
30B OVERVIEW: These individuals will be a member of a team responsible for directing the day-to-day
operation of the manufacturing organization. Individuals are responsible for providing day-to-day oversight
of the manufacturing organization. They witt support business needs in the key areas of quality, safety,
environmental, production and maintenance. We are looking for candidates that possess:
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Pulp and Paper
Technology, or related field preferred)
Work experience (including co-op) in a manufacturing environment is preferred
Excellent PC skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office programs
Strong analytical and problem solving skills
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills


OPERATIONS RESOURCE MANAGER
30B OVERVIEW: These individuals will be a member of a team responsible for directing the part of
the day-to-day production operation. The individual witt provide tactical guidance to operation teams
to meet production, quality and safety commitments. We are Looking for candidates that possess:
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Pulp and
Paper Technology, or related field preferred)
Minimum of 2 years of work experience in a manufacturing environment preferably in pulp and paper
PC skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office programs
Strong analytical and problem solving skills
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills


RELIABILITY ENGINEER
30B OVERVIEW: These individuals will be a member of a team responsible for reliability engineering,
consensus failure analysis, precision maintenance, preventative and predictive maintenance, and
capital management in their department. We are looking for candidates that possess:
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering,
Pulp and Paper Technology, or related field preferred)
Work experience in a reliability engineering or similar role is preferred
PC skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office programs
Strong analytical and problem solving skills
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills


INFORMATION SYSTEM ANALYST
30B OVERVIEW: Buckeye is searching for candidates to provide information systems support for
the manufacturing execution system. These individuals witt maintain systems that support the
information and data requirements to produce product, optimize manufacturing operating cost and
control product uniformity and quality. We are Looking for candidates that possess:
Bachelor's Degree in Information Systems or related field
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2010-44-CP
IN RE: ESTATE OF
HENRY RUSSELL BASS
al/Wa RUSSELL BASS
Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of HENRY RUSSELL BASS,
deceased, whose date of death was June 10, 2010, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Madison County, Florida, Probate Division; File Number 2010-44-
CP; the names and addresses of the Personal Representatives and the Per-
sonal Representatives' attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the Decedent and other persons, who have
claims or demands against the Decedent's estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, and who have been served a copy of this no-
tice, must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SER-
VICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the Decedent and other persons who have
claims or demands against the Decedent's estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this court WITH-
IN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
BRE.ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIMS FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE IS July 21, 2010.


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to
engage in business under the fictitious name of ATLAS SOLUTIONS,
located at 224 NW Oridle Way, in the County of Madison, in the City of
Greenville, Florida 32331 intends to register the said name with the Division
of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida,
Dated at Tallahassee, Florida, this 15th day of July, 2010
BY: Robin Kinney
7/21



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Madison County Carrier 15


NOTICE OF REFERENDUM
NOTICE IS GIVEN, pursuant to Section 100.342, Florida
Statutes, that the Board of County Commissioners of Madison County,
Florida has called a referendum within its total jurisdiction to determine
whether it may have the authority to grant economic development ad val-
orem tax exemptions to new businesses and expansions of existing business-
es, pursuant to Section 196.1995, Florida Statutes, and Section 3, Article VII
of the Florida Constitution. The question to be decided at referendum shall
be as follows:
RENEWAL OF AUTHORIZATION FOR THE BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS TO GRANT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TAX EX-
EMPTIONS
Shall the board of county commissioners of this county be authorized to
grant, pursuant to s. 3, Art. VII of the State Constitution, property tax ex-
emptions to new businesses and expansions of existing businesses?
Yes For authority to grant exemptions.
No Against authority to grant exemptions.
The above question shall be placed on all ballots at the Primary
Election to be held on Tuesday, August 24, 2010.
YOU WILL PLEASE BE GOVERNED ACCORDINGLY.
DATED this 26th day of July, 2010.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: Is/ Tim Sanders
Tim Sanders, Clerk
7/21, 8/4


Attorney for Personal Representative;
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Wednesday, July 21, 2010


/ grew up on the Gulf Coast. I know these waters. And l'm
doing everything / can to clean them up.
Fred Lemond, BP Cleanup Operations

BP has taken full responsibility for the cleanup in the Gulf. And
that includes keeping you informed.

Searching For And Cleaning Up The Oil
Every morning, over 50 spotter planes and helicopters search for
oil off the coast, heading to areas previously mapped with satellite
imagery and infrared photography. Once oil is found, they radio
down to the 6,000 ships and boats of all sizes that are supporting
the cleanup effort and working to collect the oil. These are
thousands of local shrimping and fishing boats organized into
task forces and strike teams, plus specialized skimmers mobilized
from as far as the Netherlands.

We have recovered more than 27 million gallons of oil-water
mixture from the Gulf. Other methods have also helped remove
mil ions of additional gallons of oil from the water. We've deployed
more than 8 million feet of boom to protect beaches and sensitive
wildlife areas.

Hurricane Preparedness
In the event of a hurricane, our first priority is keeping people
safe. In coordination with the Coast Guard and local officials, we
may suspend operations temporarily but have organized to resume
them as soon as possible.

Our Responsibility
We have already spent more than $3.2 billion responding to the
spill and on the cleanup, and none of this will be paid by taxpayers.
We will work in the Gulf as long as it takes to get this done. We
may not always be perfect but we will do everything we can to
make this right.


For assistance, please call:
To report oil on the shoreline: (866) 448-5816
To report impacted wildlife: (866) 557-1401
To make spill-related claims: (800) 440-0858
www.floridagulfresponse.com


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