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By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Madison County
Commission will hold a
special meeting on
June 29, at 6 p.m. to dis-
cuss an amendment to an
The amendment would
allow the Small County
Surtax to help the hospi-
tal pay for indigent care.
Clerk of the Court
Tim Sanders said that he
had been approached by
Roy Ellis, who wanted to
know if there was any
way that the hospital
could be helped with the
The surtax is a one-
cent sales tax that was
originally designated for
the jail, which was con-
structed in the early
1990s. Funds were then
designated to pay for
landfill closure. When
the county received a
grant to help with that,
the funds were disbursed
Medical Services (EMS)
and infrastructure with-
in the county Part of the
infrastructure funds go
to pay off two loans for
wastewater and drinking
The amendment to
the interlocal agreement
would involving refi-
nancing the current loan
for infrastructure. This
would free up $250,000 a
year for the hospital.
The loan restructur-
ing could end up with ei-
ther a higher or lower
interest rate. Sanders
said that the county
would probably let out
the new loan for bids.
Some people opposed to
By Ginger Jarvis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Due to the near-drought conditions prevailing in
the area, the Madison City Commissioners autho-
rized Fire Chief Alfred Martin to issue no-burn an-
nouncements at his discretion. The board took the
step at its regular meeting on June 14.
Martin said that he will consider information
and warnings from the U. S. Forestry Service as
guidelines for issuing bans when appropriate.
In other business, the board discussed restora-
tion and protection of the Four Freedoms Monu-
ment. Cindy Vees, interim Chamber of Commerce
Director, said that the Chamber has been asked to
spearhead cleaning the monument. Mayor Jim
Catron said that he will consult with Roy Smith, lo-
cal marble worker, to assess the problems with the
statue and offer suggestions for cleaning and repair.
He added, "We would need to consider how to pro-
tect it after cleaning and restoration."
The board also discussed changing its present
policy regarding sewer-line work at the Madison
Heights apartment complex. City Manager Harold
Emrich said, "The city now has a policy of cleaning
out the sewer lines and charging the owners $300.
This should be something that they hire the private
sector to do."
Emrich cited a recent call in which city employ-
ees caused some damage to an apartment, which
cost the city to repair. He said that city workers are
not plumbers and should not be working on private
Commissioners Judy Townsend commented,
"We have been providing this service as a courtesy."
Commissioner James Stanley asked, 'Are we do-
ing it for everyone?" Emrich replied, "No."
Commissioner Myra Valentine said, "We are
taking jobs away from the private sector by doing
The board agreed to consider the policy and con-
tact the apartment owners to find a way that resi-
dents can get help in a timely manner.
it, however, say that the
loan would have to go an
extra length of time actu-
ally increasing the inter-
est that the county would
Supporters of the
hospital are urging the
commission to pay this
amendment. David Aber-
crombie, the hospital's
chief executive officer,
said, 'According to the
State of Florida's 2011
County Health Rankings,
23% of all Madison citi-
zens under age 65 are
without health insur-
ance. This is a bad num-
ber. And it is one of
several reasons that
cause Madison County to
rank Number 67 out of
all 67 Florida counties in
various health factors.
Knowing this, it becomes
clear that the people of
Madison are in dire need
of this amendment to the
Now is the time for our
leaders to show real lead-
ership. This is what we
pay them for. And this is
the opportunity If
passed, this amendment
will have major positive
effects for us all; if the re-
sources aren't there, then
Madison County could
fall further and further
behind Number 66."
Greene Publishing Inc., Photo by Lynette Norris, June 22, 2011
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to buy a soda when the car's engine block burst into
flames. Firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze,
and Jose had just called his brother-in-law moments
earlier to come pick him up. He was on his way to
Marianna when the fire occurred. "I'm a working me-
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2A * Madison County Carrier
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
VIEWPOINTS & OPINIONS
NOTICE OF INTENT
TO APPLY FOR
The City of Madison, Florida is complying with
the requirements of RUS Instruction 1780.19
(a) by publishing this notice of intent to apply
for financial assistance from the U.S. Department
of Agriculture, Rural Utility Services.
The proposed application is for financial
assistance of approximately $2.9 million to
fund Wastewater Collection, Transmission and
Treatment Facility construction improvements
at various locations within the City.
City of Madison, Florida
James (Jim) Catron, Mayor
For questions or further information, please call
Mr. Harold Emrich, City Manager, at
Is it true that George Washington had wooden
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From what I gather, George Washington had a
great deal of dental trouble in his lifetime. By the
time of his inaugural address as our first President at
the age of 57, he only had one remaining tooth.
Apparently he did have false teeth, 5 sets we know
about. They were not made from wood, his false
teeth were made from ivory, lead, gold wire, with
implanted human and animal teeth, and springs. The
springs in the back attached the upper and lower
teeth. Surprisingly to me the dentures were mail
order. His favorite Dentist, Dr. John Greenwood,
made him three different sets of dentures. There are
records of 5 sets of teeth made for Pres. Washington
which are now on display in various museums.
I can only imagine the sore spots under these mail
order dentures. I have often wondered if teeth like
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By David Aberc'ombie.
Why Does The
When I first came to Madison five years ago, I was
informed that the hospital had two boards -a hospital
district board and a hospital corporate board. I have to
admit that it confused me. No doubt it confuses many
of you too. Now that I understand the reason, let me
pass that understanding on to you.
Just to get our bearings, the name of the hospital
district board is: Madison County Health and Hospital
District. The name of the hospital corporation is:
Madison County Health Systems, Inc. For clarity sake,
I'll call one, "the District" and I'll call the other, "the
Before April 7, 1983 there was only one hospital
board - "the District" board. The hospital district is a
sub-unit of state government and its board at that time,
as it still is today, was appointed by the governor of the
The Corporation didn't yet exist. At that time, all
employees of the hospital were District employees and
because the hospital was (and is) a subunit of State gov-
ernment, it was required by State law to participate in
the State of Florida Retirement System. The State Re-
tirement System contributed 1000% of all contributions
to each employee's retirement fund. This cost the Hos-
pital District about a million dollars every year. Look-
ing at this long-range, that means that it cost the
District about $10,000,000 over 10 years! A million dol-
lars each and every year could be saved by spinning off
a non-profit corporation and allowing this non-profit
corporation to lease the hospital building and equip-
ment, employ all the hospital employees, and operate
The District would then confine its scope of duty to
owning and leasing the building and other such prop-
erty, and ensuring that the healthcare was properly at-
tended to by the non-profit corporation. It was decided
back then that the same people the governor appointed
to the District board would also serve on the Corporate
board. Because it is so obvious, you'll likely never ask
this, but for the sake of completeness let me say that
the board members that serve today are not the same
people that served in 1983; nor, for that matter is the
District's lawyer the same. The passage of 30 years
brings a lot of changes. So...here we are 30 years later
and the hospital has still has the two boards.
The question has got to be asked: Okay, is it still
necessary to have two boards? The answer is: "yes."
The non-profit hospital corporation (not the District)
was issued the State license to operate the hospital. The
District does not have a license to operate the hospital.
It would seem like an easy matter to transfer the li-
cense, but nothing is ever seems easy There are a cou-
ple of very major hurdles to this. First, if the license to
operate the hospital is ever turned back to the State,
then there is no guarantee that the State would re-issue
another license to a different owner. Certain criteria
would have to be met and it would take time, lots of it.
Secondly, Medicare has a long process when it stops
paying one hospital owner and starts making those
payments to another owner (different owners with dif-
ferent license numbers effectively mean a different
This can take up to an additional year AFTER the
new owner has received its new license. All payments
from Medicare (about 52% of all money coming into
the hospital comes from Medicare) would probably
cease for probably about a year, or longer. So, there
would probably be no hospital in Madison County for
at least a three year span, if everything went right. Ob-
viously, the hospital, as a continuing entity, couldn't
survive such an experience. This doesn't even take
into account that the current 130 hospital employ-
ees and the medical staff would be scattered to the
wind. The hospital would probably never open
again. The hurdles are just too great.
Then why not get rid of the District board and
keep the Corporate board? This can't be done ei-
ther. First off, as was mentioned earlier in this arti-
cle, the district is a subunit of State government (a
Special Act codified by Chapter 2003-333, Laws of
Florida). These board members serve at the plea-
sure of the governor. The citizens of a county can't
arbitrarily shut down a subunit of State govern-
ment. Secondly, and this is important - the loan to
build a new hospital is made to the District, not the
Corporation. So, regarding the two Boards - it is
what it is... at least for several years into the future.
This existing two-board structure actually
works pretty well. If there is a problem, it seems to
be in the form of confusion and misunderstanding.
It has been said that the corporation was imple-
mented to hide information regarding the hospital's
operation. That is not so. As a matter of fact, the
board meetings of both, the District and the Corpo-
rate boards are held at the same sitting, one imme-
diately following the other. Both meetings are open
to the public. It has always been that way
Everyone reading this has a blanket invitation
to attend either, or both, meetings. Meetings are
held the fourth Thursdays each month at 12 noon.
As a way to make these meetings even more acces-
sible, one meeting each quarter is held in commu-
nities other than Madison. For example, the
meeting of June 23rd was held at Lee. So check
your public notice postings to be sure of the time,
date, and locations. They are subject to change from
time to time.
If you have further questions, please give me a
In my 27 year military career (1970-97) covering 12
assignments, three of those were spent overseas. My
first assignment out of flight training was to Korea in
1972. I spent about half the next thirteen months in
Southeast Asia at DaNang AB in Vietnam and Korat AB
in Thailand. Next, we went to England for three years.
In the early 1980s, we spent nearly three years in Ger-
many In those assignments and a later as an inspector
general, I traveled extensively throughout Europe and
the Far East.
I must admit that overseas assignments were an at-
traction to me and my family during my military ca-
reer. We enjoyed living in foreign cultures, gained a
much better world-view and appreciation for our home,
the United States of America.
That said, it is important to look at our military
commitments overseas in today's context and ask, are
we overextended; are we in places that no longer make
any sense; and do these commitments have the oppor-
tunity to create problems for our nation?
Last week, President Obama announced that we
would be withdrawing about one-third of our military
commitment to Afghanistan over the next 15 months.
Today we have about 100K military servicemen, mostly
Army and Marines, in Afghanistan. Thirty months ago
when Obama took office, we had about 35K in
Afghanistan but the outgoing Bush Administration had
built a plan to double that strength. Obama implement-
ed that plan, then surged another 30K to the current
President Obama's announced drawdown is clearly
politically motivated - he wants to demonstrate to his
political base that he is serious about winding down our
military commitment in Afghanistan. His announced
withdrawal is two months prior to the next presidential
election where he wants to be reelected.
This was a more aggressive timetable than was rec-
ommended by his military commanders. We'll be with-
drawing most of these troops during the 2012 fighting
season which extends into November. It isn't a good
idea to withdraw forces when your enemy is strongest.
In the larger context, think about our military com-
mitments overseas today. In addition to 100K in
Afghanistan, we have nearly 80K still in Europe, pri-
marily in England, Germany, Italy, and Turkey; 60K in
Iraq; 30K in Korea; 30K in Japan; 10K in Panama; and
thousands more sprinkled at various locations around
the globe. It is a heavy and expensive commitment. Cer-
tainly America is the premier global power in the early
21st Century, but do we need this many stationed at
Do we need overseas bases at all? Yes, just like the
Navy needed overseas coaling ports a century ago, we
need overseas bases to project our naval and air power.
We cannot base everything from CONUS (continental
US) bases - the earth is simply too large. I'm not as con-
vinced that we need much overseas land power, i.e. sol-
diers and marines. I fear that we are maintaining some
of these bases and manpower in foreign lands simply
because we've always done it, at least since the end of
World War II. It is kind of like inertia; public policy via
the status quo.
How many soldiers do we need in Germany or
Marines in Okinawa? Why are we devoting so many
soldiers to protecting the border of South Korea while
ignoring our own southern border with Mexico where
we have a sincere threat to national security? After six
decades, can't the South Koreans protect their own na-
It is expensive to base overseas and that money
largely goes to prop up the economy of the host country
CONUS bases recycle taxpayer dollars to the local econ-
omy and the impact is significant -just ask our neigh-
bors in Valdosta and Lowndes County
The Pentagon bureaucracy is about as nimble as an
aircraft carrier traveling at full speed. This is a matter
where political leaders who are sincerely interested in
national security must
ask the right questions
and force the "military-in- -
dustrial complex" to justi- UwIZII1 '3l.-
fy such a heavy overseas
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Wednesday, June 29, 2011
AROUND MADISON COUNTY
Grace Carey F.
Johns Hart Lamb, Jr.
Grace Johns Hart
Moore, 92, passed away
Friday June 24, 2011. Born
in Quitman, Ga., she was
the daughter of John H.
Johns and Annie Belle Al-
from Pinetta, she moved
to Lake Park, Ga. She was
a devoted wife and retired
as a pharmaceutical su-
She is predeceased by
her husband, Jesse
Moore; three brothers,
Jack L. Johns, Harry
Johns and Edwin Johns;
three sisters, Edwina (Ed-
die) Johns Lewis, Nettie
Johns Dees and Mary Bell
She is survived by
her four nieces, Harriet
Johns Ross and Michael,
Linda Johns Bullard and
Jerry Pat Dees Vill and
Bill, Dottie Dees Johns
and Charles; three
nephews, John Cason
Lewis, Wayne Lewis and
Eula, Wallace Jack Deas
and Patricia; and close
friend, Kay Englehart.
were held in Oak Ridge
Cemetery, Sunday, June
26,2011, at 3 p.m., with vis-
itation at Beggs Funeral
Home on Sunday, June 26,
2011, one hour prior to ser-
In lieu of flowers, do-
nations may be made to
Pine Grove Cemetery
Fund, 4084 NE Rocky Ford
Road, Madison, FL 32340.
Beggs Funeral Home,
Madison, (850) 973-2258,
was in charge of arrange-
Carey F. Lamb, Jr.,
age 74, of Bartow, FL,
died June 21, 2011, at his
Mr. Lamb was born
February 14, 1937 in
Hopewell. He was a
truck driver for Ameri-
can Freight Systems
and was Baptist. He
served in the U.S. Air
Mr. Lamb moved to
Madison from Bartow
in 1988, where he was a
for Madison Correc-
He is survived by
two daughters, Melin-
da Sporleder of Bartow
and Brenda Ellis of
Tampa; two sons,
Shannon Lamb and
wife Lisa of Bartow
and Michael Lamb and
wife Cherry of
Riverview; a sister,
Willodean McManus of
grandchildren and one
The family will re-
ceive friends 6 to 8 pm,
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Funeral Home. Funer-
al services will be held
at 10:00 am Friday,
June 24, 2011 at Whid-
Home, 650 East Main
Street, Bartow. Inter-
ment will be at Wild-
Condolences to the
family can be posted
online at www.whidde-
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After a long and fruit-
ful life, Carlene D. An-
drews passed away
peacefully, surrounded by
family on June 25, 2011.
Mrs. Andrews was born
in Grady County, Georgia,
on December 14, 1916, and
later moved to Greenville,
where she raised her fam-
ily and was an active
member of Greenville
A beloved daughter,
mother and grandmother,
she brought immeasur-
able love to her family
and friends and a gener-
ous spirit to all she met.
She is greatly loved and
will be deeply missed.
Mrs. Andrews is survived
by her sister, Marijo Kerr
of Albany, Ga.; her broth-
er, William Draffin of
Moultrie, Ga., her daugh-
ter, Rebecca Deal of Alta-
monte Springs; her son
Sidney Draffin McLeod of
Tallahassee; her three
Haskin of Denver, Col.,
and Jessica and Mallory
Deal of St. Petersburg,
her grandson Joseph
McLeod of Denver, Col.,
Martha Jane Blair and
Sarah Henderson of
Madison and her step-
sons, Bill Andrews of
Madison and Paul An-
drews of Daytona Beach
A viewing will be
held at Beggs Funeral
Home (973-2258) of Madi-
son, Florida, from noon to
1:30 p.m. on June 28, 2011,
followed by interment at 2
p.m. at Evergreen Ceme-
tery in Greenville.
Lamb, 71, of Live Oak, died
at Shands at the University
of Florida June 25, 2011 af-
ter a long illness. He had
been a resident of Suwan-
nee County since 1968
when he became the farm
manager at the Florida
Sheriffs Boys Ranch. Mr.
Lamb later worked with
Farmer's Co-Op for 10
years as the warehouse
manager before becoming
a correctional officer for
Madison Correctional In-
stitution and retired with
the Suwannee County
Sheriff's Office as a correc-
He was a member of
Westwood Baptist Church.
Ordained as a deacon of
Antioch Baptist Church
where he was active in
many areas, he later be-
came a member of Orange
Baptist Church where he
served as chairman of the
board of deacons from
1983-1987, taught Sunday
School and was a training
union leader and was ac-
tive in many functions of
Mr. Lamb was recog-
nized by Florida Sheriffs
Youth Ranches President
Roger Brouchard in 2007 at
the Florida Sheriffs Boys'
Ranch 50th anniversary for
his part in helping to estab-
lish the horse show arena
and horse show held each
year at the Boys' Ranch an-
niversary celebration at-
tended by thousands.
He served faithfully on
the "chain gang" during
Suwannee High School
football games for 20 years;
served on the Suwannee
County Fair Board from
1980 - 1990; Suwannee
County Youth Livestock
Show and Sale Board from
1969 - 1990 and served as a
delegate from Suwannee
County to the 1981 Gover-
nor's Conference on the Fu-
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farmed for much of his life
until his retirement.
He was born and
raised in Madison, Florida,
was a 1958 graduate of
Madison High School
where he was a valued
member of the Red Devils'
football and basketball
teams. He attended North
Florida Community Col-
lege for his correctional of-
ficer certification. He was a
life member of the Florida
Sheriffs' Youth Ranches
alumni and was awarded
the Our Friend Award in
2006 by the Florida Sheriffs
Boys Ranch Alumni for his
work with the Boys Ranch
youth while he was farm
manager from 1968-1971.
He is survived by his
wife of 51 years, Susan K.
Lamb of Live Oak; sons the
Rev. Randy (Ginni) Lamb
of Brunswick, Ga and Roy
(Trudy) Lamb of Tucson,
Arizona; daughters Kathy
Lamb Hals of Live Oak and
Sherry Lamb (Carlton)
Burnette of Madison. He is
also survived by his grand-
son, CJ Burnette of Madi-
son, Fla; granddaughters
Shelly Monroe of Live Oak
and Katie Burnette of
daughters Carlena Dixon-
Nie and Shaundra Dixon,
both of Tucson, Arizona;
and two step great-grand-
children, Connor and
Kylen Nie of Tucson, Ari-
zona; sisters Sarah Helen
Lyons, Stella (Buddy)
Buchanan, Ruth (Wayne)
Winburn, Linda (Terry)
McCray, all of Mayo, and
Lucille (Charles) Sapp of
Quitman, Ga., sister-in-law
Martha Lamb of Mims;
brothers Tommy Lamb,
Paul (Dawn) Lamb and Bill
(Sharee) Lamb of Mayo. He
is also survived by his un-
adopted children, Tommy
(Sally) Bass of Jack-
sonville, Lester (Mary) Hall
of Bellevue, Nebraska, and
Tom (Wendy) Williams of
Ocala, along with a host of
other young men from the
Boys Ranch he helped raise
and considered his own. He
was pre-deceased by his
parents, the Rev. Jack and
Mrs. Sara "SA"' Lamb of
Madison and Mayo; broth-
er Albert Lamb of Mims
and granddaughter Casey
Joy Lamb of Brunswick,
Viewing for Jimmy
Franklin Lamb was held
Monday, June 27 from 6- 8
p.m. at Daniels Funeral
Home in Live Oak. Funeral
services will be held at
Westwood Baptist Church
in Live Oak, Fla Tuesday,
June 28, 2011, at 2 p.m. with
The Rev. J. 0. Jackson, The
Rev. Randy Lamb, The Rev.
Dr. Jimmy Dees and Jerry
Lamb officiating. Inter-
ment will be at Live Oak
In lieu of flowers, the
family requests donations
may be made to the West-
wood Baptist Church
Building Fund, 920 11th
Street SW, Live Oak, Fla
32064 or the Florida Sher-
iffs Youth Ranches, PO Box
2000, Boys Ranch, Fla 32060.
Homes & Crematory, Inc.,
of Live Oak and Branford,
FL in charge of arrange-
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Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Madison County Carrier * 5A
AROUND MADISON COUNTY
Part 5 - Highlights From the 100 -Year History of the
Madison Woman's Club Through the Eyes of Past Presidents
By Lynette Norris
Greene Publishing, Inc.
In May of 2011, the Madison Woman's Club cele-
brated their 100th anniversary as an ongoing civic or-
ganization in Madison. This series takes a look back at
some of the things they have accomplished during that
Past President Mrs. C.E.
In the mid-60s, Lyno" il:n
Johnson was beginnin-i hi
second term, having ,on in
a landslide over Barry Goli I . -
water. The Vietnam War .
dominated the news, and po.
litical unrest on college cam-
puses was growing. The
Beatles at Shea St:iliun
were only part of the Bri-ih.
Invasion of the Ameri::an- . *
music scene. Psychedelic rock and the countercultural
underground were brewing. Bonanza was a perennial
TV favorite, as was The Andy Griffith Show and The
Red Skelton Show.
There was a lot happening on the national and in-
ternational scene, when Mrs. Rosalie Russell, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs.Van H. Priest, was President of the
Madison Woman's Club, and club members took notice
of what was going on at home as well as abroad. Flori-
da Commissioner of Agriculture Doyle Conner visited
the club to give a presentation on his recent visit to sev-
eral countries in South America, and Club members in-
vited five students from Columbia to visit and give
another presentation as part of the effort to promote In-
During that time of political upheaval and chaos,
Russell also writes of something more traditional and a
little closer to home: "In October, our club honored the
faculties of Madison High School, Madison Elementary
School and North Florida Junior College. Husbands
and wives were also invited, making a total of about
200. A large part of our community had a part in this
dinner, and some said it was the nicest function they
had attended...honoring our educational leaders and
getting to know them a little better seems to give a boost
to our spirits as well as those of the faculties."
No matter what was happening on the national
scene, the home scene remained important, especially
those at home who were in charge of educating Madi-
son's children. Russell and the Madison Woman's Club
maintained their focus on community and the impor-
tance of education by honoring local teachers, and the
dinner was an annual event that many in the commu-
nity looked forward to each fall.
Libraries were also important to the ladies of the
Madison Woman's Club, as Russell states in a report to
district officers: "Our city library was started by our
Club. Our president is always a member of Friends of
the Library We help sponsor a fund-raising tea each
spring." The Club also listed the library as one of its
Continuing Education projects. The tea sponsored each
spring celebrated National Library Week, bringing at-
tention as well as needed funding to the local library
In the mid-60's, there were also no street lights
along Lake Frances, where the Madison Woman's Club
House was located, until the club members raised mon-
ey to have five lights installed. The city did not provide
the electricity for the lights at the time, so the Woman's
Club paid the electricity bill.
"This certainly improves the look of the Club
House at night." Russell reported, not to mention im-
proving the safety and security as well. Many other or-
ganizations used the Club House for their functions as
well, including the Lions' Club and the Rotary Addi-
tionally, community members of other organizations
held teas, receptions, fundraisers, weddings, family re-
unions and dances at the club house. One of the Club's
reports ranked keeping the club house in good repair as
an important Community Improvement project, since
it was being used by so many organizations at the time.
Safety was important, because another one of the
club's ongoing projects was combating juvenile delin-
quency by sponsoring alternate local entertainment for
teenagers. The high school dances, held in the evenings,
benefited greatly from the new street lighting.
Of course, there was also time for fun and enjoy-
ment with the fashion shows that were as much for fun
as they were for fundraising and the socials that
brought everyone together to enjoy friendship, or to
promote their community by sponsoring local girls in
regional pageants, as when they sponsored Miss Bon-
nie Hamilton in the "Miss Jeanie Pageant" at White
Another item of considerable importance was the
Club's work in cooperation with the local Historical So-
ciety in restoring an already famous old Colonial man-
sion in the middle of town, which would in later years
become a crown jewel of local attractions - the Smith
Wardlaw Goza Mansion.
In the intervening years, the Woman's Club has
worked hard with the Historical Society to bring the
house back to its former glory, and now there are hopes
for it to become a tourist stop for visitors in the area.
Each year, the Woman's Club also goes all out in their
Christmas decorating, creating a visual and cultural
treat for the enjoyment of many who cherish Madison's
As Russell herself once said of the town, "It is one
of the older towns in the state and is mentioned in
many of the early histories."
Poker Run For Catherine Maultsby Huge Success
By Kristin Finney
Greene Publishing, Inc.
In times of need, Madison residents are proud to
show their support. That is exactly what happened
on June 4. On this day there was a Poker Run held in
honor of Catherine Maultsby There were 67 bikes
that took part in this awesome event.
Catherine, daughter of J.P. and Julie Maultsby,
was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in her left lower
leg on March 10. Her leg was amputated just two
._. days before the poker run, on June 2. To date,
Catherine has completed seven of her 18 treatments
to fight the cancer in her body She begins her next
round of chemotherapy on July 5.
While Catherine herself could not be at the pok-
er run, her spirit and love were felt in the hearts of
all that attended. Catherine has fought through this
terrible ordeal with strength and bravery far beyond
her years; she is only eight years old.
If you would like to follow Catherine through
her journey, subscribe to her CaringBridge blog. She
has had nearly 50,000 visits to her site since being di-
agnosed. You can find her blog as well as her entire
story at http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/cathe-
Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Tommy Greene, June 4, 2011
The poker run attendees met at the courthouse before setting off on their
motorcycles. They were all there in honor of Catherine Maultsby as she battles
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Wednesday, June 29, 2011
AROUND MADISON COUNTY
New Lions' Club Officers
To Be Installed
Left to right are: Jay Lee, President; Wes Reeves, Lion Tamer;Tim Dunn,Trea-
surer; Jim Catron, Tail Twister and Vice-president Tom Moffses.
An installation ceremony was
held on June 28 at noon at Shelby's
Restaurant for incoming officers of
the Madison Lions Club. Jay Lee was
elected as the club president for 2011-
2012. Lee has been an active member
of the Madison Lions Club for the past
The Rev. Lee Monroe FerDon was
elected to serve as the club secretary
and Tim Dunn will serve as treasurer.
The club's vice-president will be Tom
Moffses. Jim Catron will serve as "Tail
Twister" and Wes Reeves will renew
his role as the club's "Lion Tamer."
According to Lion President Jay
Lee, "I am looking forward to leading
various projects and continuing the
Madison Lion Club's commitment to
serving the community"
Since the club's chartering in 1949,
its members have worked on a variety
of projects in the local community,
such as providing eye glass exams and
glasses for those who can't afford them
and assisting with other vision needs.
Proceeds from past fundraising events
have gone to provide clear vision for
many folks in the Madison Communi-
The Madison Lions Club has 16
members and meets on Tuesdays at
noon at Shelby's Restaurant. Lions
clubs are a group of men who identify
needs within the community and work
together to fulfill those needs. For
more information, or to get involved
with the Madison Lions Club, please
contact the Rev. Lee Monroe FerDon at
850.929.7527 or e-mail at
Lions Clubs International is the
world's largest service club organiza-
tion with nearly 1.35 million members
in approximately 45,000 clubs in 200
countries and geographical areas
around the world. Since 1917, Lions
clubs have aided the blind and visual-
ly impaired and made a strong com-
mitment to community service and
serving youth throughout the world.
For more information about Lions
Clubs International, visit the Web site
Lake Park Of Madison Celebrates
National CNA Week
By Kristin Finney
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Lake Park of Madi-
son celebrated National
Certified Nursing Assis-
tant (CNA) Week on
June 16-23. The CNAs at
Lake Park of Madison
all got a chance to partic-
ipate in exciting activi-
ties that were put
together by Christina
Brooks, Activities Direc-
tor, and Beverly Fletcher,
These two ladies
planned all of the activi-
ties and made this event
Some of the activi-
ties that they participat-
ed in included: Retro
Day, Hat Day, scavenger
hunts, a cake contest
and also an ice cream so-
cial. On Tuesday, June
21, Lake Park of Madi-
son also held a brunch
for their 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
shift CNAs. That same
day they held a pizza and
sandwich supper for the
3-11 p.m. shift, and also a
donut and juice break-
fast for their 11 p.m.-7
a.m. shift CNAs.
Also on that day,
they held an awards cer-
emony. At the ceremony,
each CNA received a cer-
tificate for their individ-
ual years of service.
There were also gifts giv-
en out and winners were
announced for the fol-
lowing categories: Best
Dressed, Most Caring,
Most Dependable and
CNA of the year. The
winners were: Best
Stephens, Most Caring:
Jonna Pate, Friendliest:
Nichelle Woodson, Fun-
niest: Tanya Countee,
Most Dependable: Gloria
McQuay and CNAs of
the Year: Katrina
Williams and Pam Bar-
Lake Park of Madi-
son would like to express
their great love and ap-
preciation for all of the
hard work and compas-
sionate care their CNA's
provide to their resi-
Seen above are the 3 p.m.-11 a.m. shift CNAs, treasure hunt winners. From
left to right they are, Kirston Redman, Michelle White, Shirley Bellamy, Trivia
Hampton, Kathleen Pitts and Vickie George
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Madison Kids Go To Florida Music Institute Camp
Gale Blevins, of the Salvation Army is shown with the five students who attended the Florida Music In-
stitute Camp in Starke. Pictured, left to right: Eli Curl, My 'Asia Arnold, Brishauna Connor, Jordon Robinson
and Jalisa Daniels.
Madison kids go to
the Salvation Army's
"Florida Music Insti-
tute" FMI at Camp Key-
stone near Starke
Florida. While many
kids over the years have
attended the community
camp at Camp Keystone,
these are the first young
people from Madison to
attend the Florida Music
Each young person
pictured is a recipient of
a scholarship awarded at
last year's Madison's Sal-
vation Army's Music
Camp. They continued
their music inter-
est/studies during the
school year by either con-
tinuing with the Madi-
son Music program
and/or their school
band, thereby continuing
to demonstrate their in-
terest in music. They will
be joined by young peo-
ple from all over the state
attending the Music In-
stitute to continue devel-
oping their God- given
talents in music, as well
as in the dramatic arts.
Our programs at Camp
Keystone are staffed with
the best instructors and
are chosen from all over
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We are very proud of
this group of young peo-
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a musician in his or her
own right and will repre-
sent Madison County
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off their chapeaus. From left to right they are Tiffany
Williams (winner), Christina Brooks, Beverly Fletcher
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Selects Shelby Witmer
For Girls' State 2011
Shelby Witmer, an entering Senior at Aucilla
Christian Academy, has been selected by the
Greenville American Legion Auxiliary Post 131 to
attend the 2011 session of Girls State.
Shelby is the daughter of Georgia Bellegarde of
Greenville and Buddy Witmer of Tallahassee. She is
an honors student at ACA and a dual enrollment stu-
dent at NFCC. Shelby is co-captain of the varsity
cheerleaders and plays basketball. Shelby served as
vice-president of Student Council and of her Junior
Class. She recently attended the Young Leaders'
Conference at University of Florida, where she
learned skills in effective leadership.
Shelby plans to attend the University of Florida
and pursue a career in medicine.
The American Legion Auxiliary Girls State Pro-
gram has provided young ladies the opportunity to
participate in a hands-on citizenship training pro-
gram for over 60 years. The delegates learn about
government by actually creating a mythical state
through the election of public officials on local,
county, and state levels and then by carrying out the
duties of these respective offices.
Girls' State takes place July 8-16 at Florida State
University and at the Florida State Capitol. It is
staffed by American Legion Auxiliary members and
community leaders who volunteer their time and ef-
fort to this enterprise. Delegates to Girls State are
selected on the basis of potential leadership quali-
The following are the areas of emphasis this
PATRIOTISM as Girls State citizens gain a bet-
ter understanding of our American traditions and a
greater appreciation of our country and our flag.
PARTICIPATION in the citizen's communities
when she returns home and begins a lifelong com-
mitment to be active in all levels of our government.
PROGRESS into the future by adding new and
innovative enhancements to our program.
Madison County Carrier * 7A
Town of Greenville 2010 Annual Water Quality Report
We are pleased to present to you this year's Annual Water Quality Report. This report is designed to inform
you about the quality water and services we deliver to you every day. Our constant goal is to provide you with a
safe and dependable supply of drinking water. We want you to understand the efforts we make to continually
improve the water treatment process and protect our water resources. We are committed to ensuring the quality
of your water. Our water source is ground water from two wells. The wells draw from the Floridian Aquifer. Then
the water is chlorinated for disinfection purposes and fluoridated for dental health purposes.
This report shows our water quality results and what they mean.
If you have any questions about this report or concerns about your water utility, please contact Town Hall, at
850-948-2251. We encourage our valued customers to be informed about their water utility. If you want to learn
more, please attend any of our regularly scheduled meetings. They are held on the second Monday of each
month at 6:00 pm at Town Hall.
The Town of Greenville routinely monitors for contaminates in your drinking water according to Federal and
State laws, rules and regulations. Except where indicated otherwise, this report is based on the results of our
monitoring for the period of January 1st to December 31st 2010. Data obtained before January 1, 2010 and
presented in this report are from the most testing done in accordance with the laws, rules and regulations.
In 2009, The Department of Environmental Protection performed a Source Water Assessment on our system.
The assessment was conducted to provide information about any potential sources of contamination in the vicinity
of our wells. There were five potential sources of contamination identified for this system with a moderate
susceptibility level. The assessment results are available in the FDEP Source Water Assessment and Protection
Program website at www.dep.state.fl.us/swapp or can be obtained from the Town of Greenville.
In the table below, you may find unfamiliar terms and abbreviations. To help you better understand these
terms we have provided the following definitions:
* Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL): The highest level of a contaminant allowed in drinking water.
MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology.
* Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG): The level of a contaminate in drinking water below which
there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety.
* Parts per million (ppm) or Milligrams per liter (mg/1): One part by weight of analyte to 1 million parts by
weight of the water sample.
* Maximum Residual Disinfection Level (MRDL): The highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking
water. There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants.
* Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level Goal (MRDLG): The level of a drinking water disinfectant below
which there is no known or expected risk to health. MRDLGs do not reflect the benefits of the use of
disinfectants to control microbial contaminants.
* Picocurie per liter (pCi/L): A measure of the radioactivity in water.
Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminates in drinking water than the general population.
Immuno-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have
undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants
can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health
care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and
other microbiological contaminates are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).
We at the Town of Greenville would like you to understand the efforts we make to continually improve the water
treatment process and protect our water resources. We are committed to insuring the quality of your water. If you have
any questions or concerns about the information provided, please feel free to call any of the numbers listed.
The Consumer Confidence Water Report will be mailed out this year.
The following tables are the Water Quality Test Results:
NON SECONDARY CONTAMINANTS TABLE
Contaminant and Dates of MCL Monthly CLLikely So
Unit of sampling Violati Percenta MCL Contamination
Measurement (mo./yr.) on Y/N ge/Numb e
For systems collecting
Total Coliform ewe than 40 amp Naturally present
Bacta (positive 2010 Y 1 0 per month presence of the
coliformbacterian in >
sample collected during environment
Contaminant a 1l MCar ge Source
and Unit of " Violation Level lt MCLG MCL of
ng /N Detected ResultConami
Measurement mo N s onrnti
Aphaniters 3/2009 N 1.2 N/A 0 15 of natural
Contaminate & Unit Dates of MCL Level Range of MCL MC Likely source of
of Measurement Sampling Violation Detected Results G L Contamination
Barium (ppm) 03/11/09 N 0 0036 N/A 2 0 2.0 dischage from
Chromium(ppb) 03/11/09 N 12.5 N/A 100 10 steel and pulp
pa ills, eroao pof
Residue from man
Lead (point of entry) 03/11/09 N 1 1 N/A N/A 15 sunhas p-auto
(ppb) emissions and
mg, and .so
Nickel (ppb 03/11/09 N 3.1 N/A N/A 10 reining
Nitraten(mg/I) 08/25/10 N 0136 N/A 10 10 leachitngfrom
sewage, erosion of
sem(mg/L) 03/11/09 N 32 N/A N/A 0 intrus ion, teaching
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Total Coliform. Coliforms are bacteria that are naturally present in the environment and are used as an
indicator that other, potentially-harmful, bacteria may be present. Coliforms were found in more samples than
allowed and this was a warning of potential problems.
The sources of drinking water (both tap and water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds,
reservoirs, springs and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves
naturally occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances from the
presence of animals or from human activity.
If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and
young children. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines
and home plumbing. Greenville WTP is responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but cannot control
the variety of materials used in plumbing components. When your water has been sitting for several hours, you
can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water
for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested.
Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available
from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline or at http://www.epa.gov/safewater/lead.
Contaminants that may be present in source water include:
A. Microbial contaminates, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants,
septic systems, agricultural livestock operations and wildlife.
B. Inorganic contaminates, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from urban
storm water runoff, and industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining or farming.
C. Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban storm
water runoff, and residential uses.
D. Organic chemical contaminates, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-
products of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban
storm water runoff and septic systems.
E. Radioactive contaminates, which can be naturally occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and
In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the EPA prescribes regulations, which limit the amount of
certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water, which must provide the protection for public health.
Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of
some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health
risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the
Environmental Protection Agency Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.
In our continuing efforts to maintain a safe and dependable water supply, it may be necessary to make
improvements in your water system. The costs of these improvements may be reflected in the rate structure.
Rate adjustments may be necessary in order to address these improvements.
Thank you for allowing us to continue providing your family with clean, quality water this year. In order to
maintain a safe and dependable water supply, we sometimes need to make improvements that will benefit all of
our customers. These improvements are sometimes reflected in rate structure adjustments. Thank you for
STAGE 1 DISINFECTANTS AND DISINFECTION BY-PRODUCTS
Disinfectant or Datesof MCL or Level Range MCLG MC1L k
Contaminant and an MRDL of Likely Source of
aunit of sampling Violation Detecte suflt oro o L o
ure (mo../yr.)a u d Rest MRDLG MRDL Contamination
Foor bronate chlorarnes, or chlorine, theleel detected is the highest running annual average (RAA),
co mputed quarterly, of nto hly averages of all samples collected For haloacetIeacids or TTM the level
detectedih hghet RAA omputed quaterly ofquarterly aeagofall saps collected if the system
is monitoring quarterly or is the average of all samples taken during the year if the system monitors less
Chlorine (ppm) 2010 N 058 40 40 usedtocontrol
Haloacetic Acds 7/15/200 MCL= By-p oduct of
(five) (HAA5) (ppb) .8 NA 60 drinking wter
TTHM [Total 7//200 MCL By-productof
tnhalomethanes] N 24.6 NA NA drinking water
Contaminant Dates of AL 90th sampling AL LikelySourceof
and Unit of sampling Exceeded Percentile sites MCLG (Action Cony tamination
Measurement (mo./yr.) (Y/N) Result exceeding Level) amaon
LEAD AND COPPER (TAP WATER)
Copper (tap household
after) (ppm) 10/10 N 0.0453 N/A 1.3 1.3 uming
Lead (tap water) plumbing
(ppb) 10/10 N systems, erosion
Contaminant Dates of MCL
Daes ofHighest Range of Likely Source of
and Unit of sampling Violation ghest Rang of MCLG MCL ikely o of
Measurement (mo./yr.) Y/N Reslt Results Contamination
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Madison County Carrier * 8A
No job too big or too small.
Quality work, reasonable
rates. Call Michael at
or (850) 290-6572
I am a retired nurse; and
want to do private duty work
with the elderly. If you can
use me, I am available
for any shift. Excellent
references. 464-0353 (Cell)
Madison Dollar Store
Now open under New
Mon-Sat. From 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Closed on Sunday's
Come out & check us out
Everything's a dollar plus.
Household, party, personal,
etc. We're located at 633
N.E. Colin Kelly HWY.
Piano lessons are being
offered for individuals who
are beginners or veteran
players who wish to build or
polish their skills. Lessons
are one-on-one and
reasonably priced! For more
(850) 464-0114 or
6/18, rtn, n/c
5 cute kittens (1 female and
4 males) that are 8 weeks
old. Call 850-973-3497
Free kittens to good homes
5 kittens: 3 males, 2 females
litter trained - socialized
12 weeks old.
Mom is home girl,
dad hangs at Lee Jiffy Store
Free bag of kitten chow with
If no answer, leave message
6/29, 7/6, n/c
Wanted: BAND SAWMILL
CALL 850-973-4004. IF NO
ANSWER, PLEASE LEAVE
NAME, TELEPHONE NUMBER
AND INFO ABOUT THE MILL
Wanted: 4-wheel drive
tractor with front-end loader
Call Tommy Greene 8-5
Monday - Friday at 973-4141
Diamond Plate Alum.
Pick-up truck tool boxes.
Various sizes. $50 each.
Call 973-4172 - 8am-5pm M-F
24x36, 38x50, 48x96,
60x150. Misc. Sizes, limited
6/29, 7/6, pd
Size 3 - white long dress,
worn as flower girl dress,
sequin/beadwork all on
appliques on bottom,
built-in crinoline. - $50
Size 4 - off white dress, worn
as flower girl dress, lace
bodice, pretty lace work at
bottom, cap sleeves - $25
Size 7-8 - off white dress,
worn as a flower girl dress,
overlay of lace
over entire dress, probably
knee to calf length - $25
Size 8 - white, long dress,
lace around neck with
decorative bodice - $25
Size 16 - white long pageant
gown, cap sleeves, white
sequin work across entire
bodice and sleeves, buttons
around neck with circular
cut-out on back, beautiful
gown - $100
Size 14 (child's size 14 but
dress is for a teen division
GORGEOUS lime green
dress, strapless but with
spaghetti straps that crisis
cross across the back,
sequins spotted across the
entire gown, built-in
crinoline - absolutely
gorgeous. - $300
(paid over $500 for it)
and leave message.
3/3, rtn, n/c
House in town on double lot &
other lots. Trucks,
vehicles, tractors, equipment,
misc., tools, lumber.
Consignment welcome. Sat.,
July 2nd at 9 a.m. 6 miles west
of I-75 on US 90, Lake City,
Fl. Atkinson Realty & Auction,
AT 6:30 P.M.
1693 SW Moseley Hall Rd
(CR 360) Madison.
This week we have free food
(pork butt sandwiches +)
from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. or
until gone. Also liquidating
merchandise from a large
discount retailer. Item as 40
gallon gas water heaters,
42", 46" & zero turn grass
baggers, pots and pans, air
conditioner, toys, food
processors, safe, tool boxes,
weed eaters, tools, kitchen
knives, small kitchen
appliances, air cleaner and to
many other items to list.
You will not want to miss
this auction. Comfy seats, air
conditioned and lots of fun.
10% buyers premium.
MC, Visa, Discover, Debit
Cards, Checks and Cash
AU691 Ron Cox. AB2490.
Saturday July 2nd
8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Held inside at 6918 East
HWY 90 Lee. Complete
household furnishings to go.
2 Bedroom 2 Bath Charming
Lake Front Home.
Owner financing and the
price has been reduced.
$a to $120,000.
House & Lot
In the Town of Suwannee
was $135,000, Now $99,000.
2 BR/1 BA. Fully Furnished,
New Metal Roof, and New
Paint. Utility Building with
Washer and Dryer. Nice Fruit
$35,900, 4 bedroom, 2 1/2
bath, 28x80. Free Delivery
and setup. Sale ends soon.
Call Lynn Sweat.
6/29, rtn, c
New 5 BR/3BA. Turn key
with 2 car garage on your
land. $699.43 monthly.
Includes taxes, insurance and
FHA PMI fee.
6/29, rtn, c
2 car carport with any
purchase of new house.
Carport is free while supplies
last. Call Mike at
6/29, rtn, c
Investor needed. 12% return
on your money guaranteed.
Secured by real estate. Loan
to value 50%. Call Mike
6/29, rtn, c
Used mobile homes. All
price ranges. Single and
double wide. In house
financing. Call Mike
6/29, rtn, c
(for 20 words or less)
and Friday and
on the website
2 bed/2 bath mobile home,
$500/month. Call 869-0916.
3 Bedrooms 2 Bath
$595 a month. Call 869-0916
6/8, rtn, c
Double wide mobile home.
Quiet location, excellent
condition, large lawn, close
to 1-10, $500 per month
plus security. No pets.
Super, newly furnished
1BR apartment. Twin beds
Owner maintains lawn. Great
parking. $500.00. Dixie
Properties (850) 656-6340.
6/29 - rtn,c
2-story, 3BR/2BATH house.
Excellently located at
205 Shelby Street. Stucco
off-street parking. Free lawn
maintenance. $700.00. Dixie
Properties (850) 656-6340.
6/29 - rtn,c
2 Bedroom 2 Bath
Lake Front Home.
Minimum 1 year lease.
appliances and more.
$600 a month and a $800
1,2,3 & 4 bedroom apts.
Section 8 Housing designed
for low income families
150 SW Bumgardner Dr.
& family room
Heating & A/C
IDEAL FOR 1 OR 2
Who enjoy a
quiet country setting.
1/5, rtn, n/
$199 Move-In Special!!
1, 2 & 3 BR HC &
non-HC accessible apts.
Rental assistance may be
available. HUD vouchers
711. 192 NW Greenville
Pointe Trail, Greenville,
&\outhem villas of
Rental assistance may be
available. HUD vouchers
accepted. 1, 2, & 3 BR
HC & non-HC accessible
apts. Call 850-973-8582,
TDD/TTY 711. 315 SW
Madison, FL 32340.
with state highway frontage.
Corner lots. Fronts both
Harvey Greene Dr.
& Highway 53 South.
Natural gas line, 8 inch
water main, access to city
utilities, fire hydrant, and
service from two power
companies. Property has
easy access to 1-10, via SR
53 & SR 14. Will build to
suit tenant or short or long
term lease. Call Tommy
Be a CNA! Train now for
jobs in healthcare.
and instructors. No high
school diploma or GED
required if age 18 or over.
Day and evening classes.
Quest Training Services
Call for appointment
EOE - Drug Free Work Place
1656 South Jefferson Street
Monticello, Florida 32344
(850) 997-7269 (Fax)
Senior Citizens Council of
Madison County, Inc.
Qualifications: High school
diploma or GED or previous
work experience in lieu of
Must be skilled in the safe
operation of vans or school
bus. Must have a safe driving
record, valid Florida CDL
license or driver's license
with a good driving record.
Must be able to get along
with the Seniors/Public.
Duties: Pick up Seniors,
medical transportation for
senior, deliver hot and
frozens meals. Other duties
as assigned by the
and Executive Director.
Senior Citizens Council of
Madison County, Inc.
Position: OAA Coordinator,
(Older American Act)
records, and reports as well
other in-home services.
Coordinate activities for
seniors that come into the
center and all services
pertinent to the frail
Experience: BS Degree in
social work, psychology,
sociology, nursing or related
field plus two years of work
experience in social service
programs. BS degree may
be substituted for one year of
work experience. High
school a diploma with at
least five years of experience
in areas listed above
depending on information
obtain from previous
employees. Must have
experience working with
group activities and a valid
To obtain an application
please come by the Madison
County Senior Center at
1161 SW Harvey Greene
Drive, office hours are 8:00
am to 5:00 pm. Please no
Must be a team player, able
to handle multiple tasks, and
be able to get along with an
entire office staff. Must have
a good personality, LOVE to
talk on the
telephone, and a dependable
car (this position is for an
out-of-town salesman, 1-2
days a week; rest of the
week is in the office.)
Apply in person only at
Greene Publishing, Inc's
located at 1695 South
SR 53, in Madison.
Please... if you're not sure
how an alarm clock works or
you average more than two
dramatic incidents in your
life, per week, or simply
only work because you are
bored, or feel that you must
complain on a daily basis
or fight with co-workers,
please do not apply.
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NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 83, PART IV
Under the Authority of the Self-Service Facility Act, Section 83.805 the de-
scribed below has been seized for nonpayment of rent and other accrued expens-
es. Property consists primarily of household and personal goods in units rented
by: Lakisha Brinson, Cierra Davis, Ray Diamond, Monay Home, Bridgette Jack-
son, Chris Neal, Shalina Neal and Malisha Wilson. The property will be sold at
auction to the highest bidder as provided by the Self-Storage Facility Act, Sec-
tion 83.806. The sale will be held Saturday July 9, 2008 at 9:00 A.M., at the
Madison Mini Storage, 1098 E. U.S. 90 in Madison, Florida.
For further information call 973-2008.
PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE - USDA APPLICATION
The City of Madison, Florida intends to apply for financial assistance from the
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Utility Services.
The proposed application is for financial assistance of approximately $2.9 million
to fund Wastewater Collection, Transmission and Treatment Facility construction
improvements at various locations within the City.
A public information briefing to explain the proposed project has been scheduled
for Tuesday, July 12, at 5:30 P.M., or as soon as possible thereafter, at Madison
City Hall, 321 SW Rutledge Street, Madison, FL. The public is invited to attend
and comment on the proposed project.
City of Madison, Florida
James (Jim) Catron, Mayor
For questions or further information, please call Mr. Harold Emrich, City Manag-
er, at 850/973-5081.
NOTICE OF PROPOSED ENACTMENT OF ORDINANCE
BY THE CITY COMMISSION
CITY OF MADISON, FLORIDA
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that proposed Ordinance No. 2011-7, bearing title
as follows, will be considered Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall,
ORDINANCE NO. 2011-7
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF MADISON AMENDING PART II, CODE
OF ORDINANCES, CHAPTER 11, FIRE PREVENTION, ARTICLE II, FIRE
DEPARTMENT, DIVISION 2, RETIREMENT, OF THE CODE OF ORDI-
NANCES OF THE CITY OF MADISON; AMENDING SECTION 11-23, DEF-
INITIONS TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF "ACTUARIAL EQUIVALENT";
AMENDING SECTION 11-27, CONTRIBUTIONS; AMENDING SECTION
11-28, BENEFIT AMOUNTS AND ELIGIBILITY; PROVIDING FOR CODIFI-
CATION; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY OF PROVISIONS; REPEALING
ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH AND PROVIDING AN EF-
A copy of the proposed Ordinance is available for public inspection at City Hall,
Madison, Florida during regular business hours.
At the meeting, all interested parties may appear to be heard with respect to the
proposed Ordinance. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the City,
the person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,
including testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
CITY OF MADISON, FLORIDA
BY: /S/ Lee Anne Hall
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA
BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY,
CASE NO. 2011-CA-008
JEAN-CLAUDE BAINS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JEAN-CLAUDE BAINS;
GABRIELLE BAINS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF GABRIELLE BAINS, ANY
AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS WHO ARE
NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; TENANT #1; TENANT #2,
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plain-
tiff entered in this cause, in the Circuit Court of MADISON County, Florida; I will
sell the property situated in MADISON County, Florida described as:
TRACT 21, AUCILLA PLANTATIONS UNRECORDED, MORE
PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCE AT AN IRON ROD MARKING THE NORTH WEST
CORNER OF SECTION 30, TOWNSHIP 1 SOUTH, RANGE 7
EAST, MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA AND RUN SOUTH 00
DEGREES 05 MINUTES 02 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF
2698.30 FEET TO A POINT, THENCE NORTH 88 DEGREES 12
MINUTES 07 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 1720.18 FEET
TO A POINT, THENCE NORTH 87 DEGREES 58 MINUTES 34
SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 954.70 FEET TO A POINT,
THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 07 MINUTES 56 SECONDS
EAST, A DISTANCE OF 1226.83 FEET TO A POINT, THENCE
SOUTH 01 DEGREES 36 MINUTES 16 SECONDS WEST, A DIS-
TANCE OF 1318.22 FEET TO A POINT, THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREE;
07 MINUTES 56 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 1287.61 FEET TO
A POINT IN THE CENTERLINE OF AN 80 FOOT WIDE ROADWAY,
UTILITY AND DRAINAGE EASEMENT (ROAD 329), THENCE
SOUTH 33 DEGREES 32 MINUTES 54 SECONDS EAST, ALONG
SAID CENTERLINE, A DISTANCE OF 1039.28 FEET FOR A POINT OF
BEGINNING, THENCE FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING, AND
LEAVING SAID CENTERLINE, RUN SOUTH 88 DEGREES 54 MIN-
UTES 08 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 878.99 FEET TO A POINT
THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 29 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST, A
DISTANCE OF 433.10 FEET TO A POINT, THENCE SOUTH 00 DE-
GREES 31 MINUTES 05 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 898.39
FEET TO A POINT, THENCE NORTH 88 DEGREES 12 MINUTES 47
SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 36.73 FEET TO A POINT, THENCE
NORTH 33 DEGREES 26 MINUTES 49 SECONDS WEST, A DIS-
TANCE OF 1600.31 FEET TO A POINT IN THE CENTERLINE OF AN
80 FOOT WIDE ROADWAY, UTILITY AND DRAINAGE EASEMENT
(395 STREET), THENCE NORTH 67 DEGREES 11 MINUTES 06 SEC-
ONDS EAST, ALONG SAID CENTERLINE A DISTANCE OF 30.52 TO
A POINT OF INTERSECTION WITH THE CENTERLINE OF ROAD
329 AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
and commonly known as: Lot 21 Aucilla Plantation SW Okaloo Way, Greenville,
FL 32331, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the West Front
Steps of the Madison County Courthouse, 125 SW Range Avenue, Madison, Flori-
da 32340, on July 12th, 2011, at 11:00 A.M.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM
THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE
DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AF-
TER THE SALE.
If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order
to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the pro-
vision of certain assistance. Please contact Nancy K. Nydam, Court Admin-
istrator, P.O. Box 1569, Lake City, Florida 32056-1569 (904) 758-2163 within
2 working days of your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or voice im-
paired, call 1-800-955-8771.
Dated this 6-8-11
Clerk of the Circuit Court
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Take Stock In Children Launches New Online Virtual Tours Of Florida Colleges
NFCC Included In The 15 Colleges Selected
A new collection of virtual tours of Florida's
most popular colleges has been launched by Take
Stock in Children, a statewide non-profit organiza-
tion with a 16 year history of helping low-income
and at-risk youth break the cycle of poverty by pro-
viding scholarships, mentors and hope. With fund-
ing provided by the Helios Education Foundation,
this free online service gives students who do not
have the means to travel and tour schools the chance
to "visit" them online, and consequently eliminates
the financial burden and costs associated with indi-
vidual campus visits.
Available exclusively through Take Stock in Chil-
dren's website, www.TakeStockInChildren.org, the
online virtual tours will highlight key aspects of var-
ious state college campuses in order to assist stu-
dents during the college selection process. Scholars
will be able to virtually visit 15 of the most-attended
state colleges throughout Florida including: Brevard
Community College, Broward College, Indian River
State College, Florida Gateway College, Miami Dade
College, Palm Beach State College, Valencia Commu-
nity College, College of Central Florida, Tallahassee
Community College, North Florida Community Col-
lege, Florida State College at Jacksonville, Santa Fe
College, St. Petersburg College, State College of
Florida Manatee-Sarasota and Edison State College.
"The online virtual tours serve as an invaluable
resource to our program participants and all those
pursuing a post-secondary education," says Richard
Berkowitz, State Board Chair of Take Stock in Chil-
dren. "Many of our students are first generation col-
lege attendees and are not familiar with the
different aspects of a college campus, and this gives
them direct access to view the most popular state
colleges in Florida at any time."
The launch of online virtual tours is part of
Take Stock in Children's continued efforts to en-
hance technology and improve college enrollment
across Florida through a $1 million donation from
the Helios Education Foundation. Alongside the on-
line virtual tours, a portion of the donated funds are
providing students with college survival toolkits
and online educational modules in several lan-
guages including English, Spanish and Creole.
"The Helios Education Foundation recognizes
the importance of preparing students for success
through post-secondary education," says Paul Luna,
President and CEO of the Helios Education Founda-
tion. "We are proud to support Take Stock in Chil-
dren and such an important program that will assist
our youth to advance in their pursuit of education."
"We are excited that Take Stock in Children has
launched this online resource allowing students to
further explore each college, and thus make a better
informed decision about their future studies," says
Will Holcombe, Chancellor of the Florida College
System. "It is yet another way that this important
organization is helping to provide and increase ac-
cess to a college education in Florida."
Students enrolled with Take Stock in Children
are identified in middle and high school, and then
sign a contract pledging to remain drug and crime
free, as well as maintain a minimum grade point av-
erage of 2.5 or greater. All students that fulfill these
obligations and successfully complete the program
then receive full scholarships to a state college or
To learn more about Take Stock in Children or
to become a valued mentor or supporter, please call
888-322-4673 or visit www.takestockinchildren.org.
About Take Stock in Children
Take Stock in Children is a 501(c) (3) non-profit
organization with a solid 16 year history of providing
mentors, educational scholarships and hope for
Florida's low-income and at-risk youth. The organi-
zation has provided educational support and college
scholarships for over 17,000 children in partnership
with more than 800 public schools throughout 67
counties in Florida. It is the only scholarship men-
toring program with the mission of breaking the cy-
cle of poverty through education, and has attained a
high school graduation rate of 92 percent in Florida
(as compared to Florida's average graduation rate of
76%). The program's multi-year commitment to stu-
dents and their comprehensive program services be-
gin in middle school and continue through high
school graduation and into college. Special emphasis
is placed on student accountability and specific mea-
surable outcomes. Take Stock in Children students
pledge to meet with their assigned mentor once a
week, maintain a minimum grade point average of
2.5, and remain drug and crime free. Upon successful
high school graduation, as a fulfillment of their con-
tractual agreement, students are then awarded a col-
lege scholarship to any college, university or
vocational school in the state of Florida. To learn
more about Take Stock in Children, please call 888-
322-4673 or visit www.takestockinchildren.org.
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SPECIAL $24.95 OIL CHANGE
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Full Senrice Internet Provider * Computer Repair
Wide Area Networking
883 Hwy. 90 West * Madison, FL
between Pizza Hut & Brenda's Styles
REGISTER'S Weed Eating
LAWN SERVICE Tree Trimming
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Monday-Friday: 9 AM - 6 Pil
Saturday: 9 AMI - 4 Phil
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3003 N. Ashley St. * Valdosta. GA
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or 850-973-7327 Cell
Licrnsed and Insured
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