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Title: Madison County carrier
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Language: English
Publisher: Tommy Greene
Place of Publication: Madison Fla
Publication Date: 07-06-2011
Frequency: weekly
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Madison -- Madison
Coordinates: 30.466389 x -83.415278 ( Place of Publication )
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Aug. 5, 1964.
General Note: Co-publisher: Mary Ellen Greene.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 32, no. 15 (Nov. 22, 1995).
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Wed. July 6, 2011 VOL. . 47 NO. 44 Madison County's Award-Winning Newspaper

School Grades Present Mixed Bag Of Blessings

Pinetta Makes "A;" Lee Makes "4YP;" Central and Greenville Get D

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The school grades released Thurs-
day, June 30, by the Florida Depart-
ment of Education contained a mixed
bag of blessings for Madison County
On the up side of the grade scale,
Pinetta Elementary School received
another "A" and Lee Elementary
School once again met Adequate Year-

Mobile Home

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Photo and text submitted by Pat Lightcap
Shortly after 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 2, a struc-
ture fire was reported at 241 NW Darwin Loop, off of
Hwy 53 North in Madison County. The mobile home,
which belonged to Antonio Hankins, was blazing
prior to the three fire departments arriving. Cherry
Lake Fire and Rescue was the main responding unit.
They received backup from Pinetta Fire and Rescue,
and Madison Fire and Rescue responded to contain
the fire to the one trailer in a group of homes. The
Red Cross was called to assist the family and the
State Fire Marshal was notified of the incident. He
determined that it was a short circuit in the kitchen
stove. Early, just after midnight Saturday another
structure fire happened in the Greenville area to
which Greenville Fire and Rescue, Madison Fire and
Rescue, and Hamburg Fire and Rescue responded.
One woman was treated for smoke inhalation. She
was transported to Madison County Memorial Hos-
pital, where she was treated and released. Madison
County Emergency Medical Services and the Madi-
Please see Engulfed, Page 3A

ly Progress (ayp).
School Superintendent Lou Miller
said that a low percentage making
learning gains in math at Lee Elemen-
tary School caused it to receive a "B"
instead of an "A." She said that, with
the size of Lee Elementary, that a low
score by only a couple of students
could have prevented the school from
earning the coveted "A" grade.

Madison County Central and
Greenville Elementary School both re-
ceived "D" grades.
Eighty-five percent of students at
Pinetta Elementary School met high
standards in reading while 78 percent
met high standards in math; 85 per-
cent met high standards in writing;
and 42 percent met high standards in
science. Eighty-eight percent of the

students made learning gains in read-
ing and 62 percent made learning
gains in math.
Ninety-one percent of students at
Lee Elementary School met high stan-
dards in reading while 84 percent met
high standards in math; 77 percent
met high standards in writing; and 61
percent met high standards in science.
Please see Schools, Page 3A

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Madison 8U Baseball

Team Wins State
Photo submitted
The Madison 8U baseball team won the Cal Ripken baseball state championship tournament played in
Palm Beach Gardens. They soundly defeated the JCB Titans from Jacksonville by a score of 10-5. Way to
go, boys and coaches! Madison County is proud of you! Pictured are: bottom row, left to right; #5 Rhett
Rutherford, #6 Riley Borgert, #1 Brannon Tolar, BatBoy Wesley Borgert, #32 Tyrece Pryor, #4 Mitch Ruther-
ford, #7 Brady Browning, back row, left to right; #2 Vinsont'a Allen, #3 Blaydon Plain,#12 Caleb Ginn, #25 Will
Sullivan, #10 Zarion Preaster, #27 Jake Driggers, Coach-Jack Plain, Manager-Billy Tolar, Coach-Dan Ruther-

Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart re- tions and drug-buy operations. The warrants in- of marijuana within 1,000 foot of public housing
ports the Madison County Sheriff's Office Drug clude the arrest for charges ranging from posses- and trespassing after warning. Sheriff Stewart
Task Force started phase one of a "Round-Up" sion of crack cocaine with intent to sell and sell, further reports that this is only the first phase of
consisting of numerous persons that warrants possession of schedule IV (prescription drugs) the "Round-Ups" to be conducted and future ar-
for their arrest being obtained. The warrants with intent to sell and sell within 1,000 foot of a rest will be forthcoming. Arrested and charged
were obtained from several months of investiga- daycare and possession with intent to sell and sell are following:
David Williams: Francine Darrel James: James Ware: Harry Frazier: Joyce Barnes: Meloise Travis Gillyard:
30, of Madison. Robinson: 42, 28, of Madison 29, of Madison 34, of Madison 37, of Madison Boynton:18, 18, of Madison
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with intent to
sell and sell of a
controlled sub-
stance within
1000 foot of day

with intent to sell
and sell of a
schedule IV con-
trolled substance

with intent to
sell and sell of a
controlled sub-
stance within
1000 foot of pub-
lic housing, pos-
session of
marijuana and

with intent to sell
and sell of a con-
trolled substance
within 1,000 foot
of public hous-

with intent to sell
and sell of crack
cocaine (2 counts

with intent to
sell and sell of a
schedule IV con-
trolled substance

trespass al-
ter warning.

Trespass af-
ter warning.

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Health & Nutrition 7A Viewpoints & Opinions 2A
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Wednesday, July 6, 2011




Hot Topics
By David Abercrombie.



Independence Day

Lee was a happening place over the Indepen-
dence Day weekend. What a great time there was to
be had at the Lee Community Volunteer Fire De-
partment's Fourth of July celebration. There were
fireworks, a firefighter challenge for youth to adults
and fantastic entertainment. Amber Abbott and
Elee Storey were fantastic. There are videos up at, as well as Facebook.
Just a reminder, if you haven't clicked "Like" on
Greene Publishing's Facebook page, go there and do
it today. Photos from the event will be in Friday's
The fun continued on Monday with a Fourth of
July picnic, complete with hamburgers and hotdogs
at Lee First Baptist Church. I would have loved to go
but I had a terrible cold and didn't want to spread it.
Hope you're enjoying your summer.
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!

In Memory of
CarGon 1. 3XelCley ,
Who passed away a year ago

S Sometimes, God picks the flower,
SThat we feel He's picked too soon.
S Sometimes the flower is fading
With petals floating down.
p r- But God knows the perfect time
To gather flowers from the ground.
- There is a heavenly garden
In which God takes great pleasure
Because He's placed within it
S The loved ones that we treasure. r
r He walks among the blossoms ,
S Giving them eternal rest,
And I know that it must please Him
Because He chose our very best.
r We love and miss you.
- Your wife, Clifford D. Kelley
i Sons, Larry C. Kelly
James C. Kelley
And families

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

They All Need To Be Run

Out Of Office - NOW
Everyone in the media needs to get real and stop
lying to the American people about Obama and Bill
Nelson. These people are dangerous and if we don't
wake up soon the country is going to be destroyed.
Debt is out of control and the dollar is collapsing, we
can't wait any longer to correct the problem.
Obama and Bill Nelson are fine with $5.00 gas,
even some in the administration are talking about
$10.00 a gallon gas, this is INSANITY. This country
has more oil and natural gas than the middle east so
what are we spending billions of dollars a day on oil
and sending it to middle east countries, do You think
if we used our own resources it would create jobs.
Bill Nelson talks about windmills and a carbon
tax, that's all you hears is raising tax talk from nel-
son and Obama. Taxes no matter what you call them
kill businesses and jobs - it isn't that complicated.
When you look at Obama Nelson Pelosi and reed
you have to ask yourself what is their motive? Why
are they trying to destroy the country? The answer
is simple, they don't like our country they want a so-
cialist government where the taxpayers own noth-
ing and the government run everything.
They jammed health care down our throats and
now pelisse and reed give wavers to their friends
who own businesses, if it is such a good idea why do
you have to give wavers to your friends so they don't
have to participate?
We are 60 trillion in debt and after spending 830
billion on a stimulus bill we have 17% unemploy-
ment not 9% that's a lie, $5 gallon gas, food prices
out of control and Bill Nelson says we need more
windmills - they all need to be run out of office,

Bart Cassidy

In Re: Matter of custody - other family
Crystal Martin vs. Kevin Martin - domestic in-
James Osborne vs. Florida Department of Cor-
rections - other civil
Green Tree Services vs. Tammy W Latimer -
other civil
La'Vida Porter and Department of Revenue vs.
Sammie Smith - support

How Will County

Indigent Money

Be Used By

The Hospital?
The hospital provides about $3,000,000 each
year in uncompensated care. These are patient
charges, not the actual cost to the hospital. Un-
compensated care includes various sub-cate-
gories such as charity care, the amount of our
actual expense not covered by Medicaid... and
about $2,000,000 in indigent care charges. The ac-
tual cost to the hospital to provide this care is
roughly 75% of these charges. The subject of
this article is just this indigent care portion.
You might think an indigent hospital patient
is simply a person who cannot -or won't- pay for
his or her healthcare services at the hospital.
But actually, to be classified as indigent a patient
must meet strict State of Florida's qualifying
criteria. It works like this: If a patient comes to
the hospital needing healthcare but has no re-
sources to pay for the care, then a financial coun-
selor determines if the patient might qualify for
the County indigent care benefit. If so, the pa-
tient is asked to complete an application docu-
menting how he or she meets the State of Florida
criteria. The criterion the patient must meet in-
cludes information on total household income
and the number of persons in the family. The
only exception to this is if the patient is an emer-
gency, then care is provided before any financial
questions are asked. Federal law mandates this.
The hospital provides the care and a bill is
generated. The bill, along with required indigent
qualifying documentation, is given by the hospi-
tal to the County. The County reviews the infor-
mation and confirms that the patient indeed
meets State criteria. If the patient does, and if
there is any money in the County's indigent care
fund, then the patient's bill is paid. If there is no
money left in the fund, the hospital isn't paid.
If a patient meeting the above criteria is
classified as indigent and receives care at Madi-
son's hospital, but is later transferred to another
hospital for further treatment, the Madison hos-
pital still gives a bill to the County for payment
of the services it provided while the patient was
in Madison. It is my understanding that the out-
of-county hospital will send a bill to our County
too. Our county pays these out-of-the county hos-
pitals an annual total of approximately $35,000 a
year for their services to Madison's indigent pa-
tients. Fifty percent of the current fund of about
$70,000 annually goes to Madison County's hos-
pital and 50% of it goes to pay bills from out-of-
county hospitals.
On June 29th, the Madison County Commis-
sion began the first steps to increase the fund to
pay indigent healthcare claims from Madison
County Memorial Hospital (MCMH) up $250,000
from its current level of about $35,000 to $285,000
($35,000 + $250,000) a year. However, if the fund
is increased, none of this additional money will
be paid to out-of-county hospitals. I think that
level will likely still stay at about the $35,000
mark, but that is for the County to determine.
Money received from the County in payment
for indigent care will be paid to MCMH on a
"one patient-by-one patient" basis. The hospital
will not receive a big single or monthly check,
for "indigent care." Each claim must stand alone
and make its own case for meeting State of
Florida criteria.
MCMH spends about $1,750,000 a year in ac-
tual expense to provide care to indigent citizens.
This money comes directly out of the hospital's
cash register (operating fund). When the hospi-
tal is reimbursed the current $35,000 a year, or
the proposed additional $250,000 a year for these
services, this money goes (and will continue to
go) right back into the hospital's cash register,
just like a payment for services from any other
payment source. It will be spent on such opera-
tional expenses as food for patients, pharma-
ceuticals, utilities, et cetera. It is important
that everyone understand that even putting
$285,000 a year toward the crushing total ex-
pense of providing care to indigent citizens,
the problem continues. This is will not make it
go away.
If the County's indigent healthcare fund is
in fact increased, MCMH will still continue to
carry alone the annual actual expense burden
of about $1,465,000 for additional indigent
healthcare. Again, these are not charges to the
patient; this is the actual approximate expense
to the hospital.
Madison County is a beautiful place. The
canopy trees on Shrine Club Road and the big
oaks scattered all around the county never fail
to make my heart beat a bit faster. But the fact
is that Madison is a poor county and poverty isn't
beautiful. It's awful. Whether we're talking
about how poverty affects our County's health-
care or how it affects education, or any other
integral part of the lives of its people, we can't
bury our heads in the sand and say that it is
someone else's problem, or that the hospital, or
the school system, or the churches handle
"that." The upkeep on poverty is expensive and
you and I own it.

On Monday, July 4th, we celebrated America's In-
dependence Day, literally the birth date of our nation.
What happened 235 years ago to create our rift with
Great Britain and set in motion a new concept for a new
nation? It is an interesting story
The Colonists beef with the mother country had to
do with taxes which they felt were unwarrantly levied.
How could Parliament tax their subjects in the new
world when they weren't represented? The phrase, "no
taxation without representation" resounded as angry
subjects called for secession at public gatherings.
As fighting broke out, the citizens of the 13 colonies
were divided on the issue of independence. About one-
third favored independence while another third op-
posed it. The remaining third sat on the fence. Across
the Atlantic, England's King George III and his Parlia-
ment reacted forcefully against the rebellion. Many
new troops and a naval flotilla set out for America to put
down the anarchy
In Philadelphia, the Second Continental Congress
convened to debate the legal position of the colonies.
Three of the top-tier Founding Fathers - Franklin,
Adams, and Jefferson- were in attendance and debated
the fate of the new nation. Each played an important
role. John Adams, the influential lawyer from Brain-
tree, Massachusetts was one of the principal debaters.
Through the late winter and spring, the debates carried
on. There was no rush to judgment; these delegates un-
derstood full well the gravity of their actions. Slowly,
most but not all of the doubters were assured that inde-
pendence was the proper course of action.
An important concept for these delegates was the
idea of Federalism that they represented the will of
their individual state governments. The mid-Atlantic
colonies were particularly hard to bring aboard. They
looked to Pennsylvania, their most populous member
for guidance. Here, Benjamin Franklin would play a
key role.
Following the adoption of a preamble for indepen-
dence on May 15, Virginia's Richard Henry Lee offered
a resolution on June 7th that read: "Resolved, that these
United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and
independent States, that they are absolved from all alle-
giance to the British Crown, and that all political con-
nection between them and the State of Great Britain is,
and ought to be, totally dissolved." The Rubicon had
been crossed.
Lee's resolution was not met with universal ac-
claim; again, the mid-Atlantic states were holdouts.
Slowly but surely, the delegates from these states began
to receive positive signals from their respective state
governments that the resolution had their support.
A Committee of Five (John Adams of Massachu-
setts; Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania, Thomas Jef-
ferson of Virginia, Robert Livingston of New York, and
Roger Sherman of Connecticut) was appointed to draft
the formal resolution. The committee agreed on an out-
line and turned to their youngest member, Jefferson to
write the draft.
The brilliant Jefferson, then just 33 years old, wrote
a masterful work which included perhaps the most bril-
liant and important phrase in the English language:
"We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are
created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator
with certain unalienable rights, that among these are
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness..." The draft
was presented to Congress and the debate renewed.
By July 2nd, all of the state delegations were on-
board and the crucial vote was taken. The draft was
adopted. To his dying day 50 years later, John Adams
swore this was the true date of independence. The next
day was spent amending the draft to its present form.
On July 4th, the final draft was approved by a second
vote and became the Declaration of Independence. It
was not signed that day The clerk had to transcribe sev-
eral copies of the final declaration. Signing the final
document would happen throughout the rest of the
And thus, a nation was born, unlike any other na-
tion heretofore. Before that, nations "belonged" to
kings, dictators and the privileged few. This would be,
as Lincoln said eight decades late, "a nation of the peo-
ple, by the people and for the people." Liberty and inde-
pendence were the watchwords for the next seven years
as a fledgling America struggled for independence from
the most powerful nation on earth.
I often refer to the Declaration of Independence as
America's birth certificate. It was a huge and revolu-
tionary move. The 55 signers pledged their "lives, for-
tunes and sacred honor" when they affixed their name.
It was and is a great moment, not only for our nation,
but for freedom across the globe. Today, we still are "a
bright shining city on a hill" for freedom-loving peoples
everywhere. Happy birthday America!


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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Madison County Carrier * 3A



cont from Page 1A
Seventy-seven percent of the students made
learning gains in reading and 46 percent made
learning gains in math.
Fifty-eight percent of students at Greenville El-
ementary School met high standards n reading
while 67 percent met high standards in math; 54 per-
cent met high standards in writing; and 30 percent
met high standards in science. Fifty percent of the
students made learning gains in reading and 48 per-
cent made learning gains in math.
Forty-five percent of combined students from
different grades at the Central School met high stan-
dards in reading while 37 percent met high stan-
dards in math; 61 percent met high standards in
writing; and 20 percent met high standards in sci-
ence. Sixty-six percent of the students made learn-
ing gains in reading and 59 percent made learning
gains in math.
The grade has yet to be released for Madison
County High School.


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Sheriff's Office

Issues Warning


Solicitation Calls

From Fraternal

Order Of Police
Submitted by Sheriff Ben Stewart
The Madison County Sheriff's Office has re-
ceived several complaints this week regarding tele-
phone solicitations. The majority of these
complaints have been concerning calls from the Fra-
ternal Order of Police, better known as FOP. As
Sheriff of Madison County I wanted to advise our
citizens that the Sheriff's Office has not and will not
authorize telephone solicitations from any organi-
zation. These most recent complaints included FOP
solicitors advising that they purchase equipment for
the Sheriff's Office and Madison Police Department
as well as help local children. The FOP does not as-
sist the Sheriff's Office or Police Department with
anything nor does it help local children.
Most importantly, as Sheriff I will continue to
advise our citizens to never, never, never give any
credit card, bank account information, or personal
information to anyone that calls you on the tele-
phone. If you are interested in obtaining informa-
tion from a caller then ask them to send you
information in the mail. The only time that I would
advise you to give any information over the phone is
when you have initiated the call and you know for
sure who you are speaking with.
Finally, fraud and identification theft are the
fastest growing crimes in America, telephone solici-
tations are major players in these crimes. The Madi-
son County Sheriff's Office supports the Florida
Sheriff's Boy's Ranch and The Florida Sheriff's As-
sociation. Solicitations from these organizations
will only be received in the mail and they will have
my signature on them. Any other solicitations that
name the Madison Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office are
not authorized. IPim mnu i )

Ben Stewart - Sher-
iff of Madison County

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People wanted by local law enforcement agencies and Crime Stoppers of Madison County will be
featured here on a weekly basis. If you know how to locate one of these individuals, call Crime Stoppers
of Madison County hot line at 973-2762 (TIPS LINE). Also, visit us online at FaceBook to view
wanted fugitives and other information on requests for information.

William Conway DOB 09/07/79
Wanted for Violation of Probation/DWLS (driving while license
Last Known Address: 215 NE Kennedy Court, Madison, FL


Danny Davis DOB 10/04/64
Wanted for Violation of Probation/Battery and DWLS (driving
while license suspended)/expired tag + six (6) months
Last Known Address: 2744 NE Oak Hill Road, Pinetta, FL

Crime Stoppers of Madison County telephone is not recorded and does not have caller ID.
Anonymous rewards are paid for information leading to the location and arrest. As of January 10,
2011, the individuals featured were assumed wanted as verified by law enforcement databases.
Crime Stoppers of Madison County assumes no responsibility for those featured who were not
wanted by law enforcement at time of publication.
Crime Stoppers of Madison County, Inc. is a 501 � (3) non-profit
organization funded wholly or part by the office of the Attorney
General Crime Stoppers Trust Fund

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all local Trade Contractors and Vendors to attend our
informational "Town Hall Meeting" to learn about the new
project and how you may participate in the project.

All local Trade Contractors and Construction Vendors are
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Wednesday, July 6, 2011


(J^ht 4 ualirs

Gloria H. Thompson
Gloria H. Thompson, age 86, a retired
school teacher from the Jefferson County
School Board passed away June 29, 2011 in Tal-
lahassee, Florida.
Funeral services were held Saturday, July
2, 2011, at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 325 W Walnut Street, Monticello,
Florida 32344. The family received friends Fri-
day July 1, 2011, from 6:-8 p.m. at Beggs Funer-
al Home, Monticello Chapel, 485 East Dogwood
Street, Monticello, Florida 32344. Interment
will follow the service at Roseland Cemetery In
lieu of flowers contributions may be made to
the Robert M. Hendry Memorial Church, c/o
Judy Steen, P. O. Box 604, Shady Grove, Florida
Mrs. Thompson was a native of Madison
County and had lived in Taylor County before
moving to Monticello in 1951. She was a past
member of the United Daughters of Confeder-
acy, and was a graduate of Florida State Col-
lege for Women, Mrs. Thompson also worked at
Braswell's Department store in Monticello.
She was of Methodist faith and a member of
the First United Methodist Church in Monti-
Mrs. Thompson is survived by two daugh-
ters, Gwen Thompson Beat (James "Cy") of
Aucilla, Florida and Margaret "Marty" Dalton
(David) of Moultrie, Georgia; six grandchil-
dren; and 13 great grandchildren.


Beulah Landrum Lucas,
age 85, Jasper, FL. passed
away June 28, 2011 at South
Georgia Medical Center in
Valdosta, GA. She was born
in Bluffton, Georgia on July
22, 1925 to the late Ben and
Mittie Barefield Landrum.
Mrs. Lucas was a homemak-
er and member of Calvary
Baptist Church in Lake Park,
Ga. She was preceded in
death by a son, Lynn Grogan.
Survivors include her
husband of 47 years, Davis
Lucas, Jasper, FL.; one
daughter, Jeanie Hill, Jasper,
FL.; five grandchildren and
ten great grandchildren.
Funeral services were
held Friday, July 1, 2011 at
Calvary Baptist Church in
Lake Park, Ga. Interment fol-
lowed in Evergreen Ceme-
tery, Jasper.
Harry T. Reid Funeral
Home, Jasper, FL. was in
charge of arrangements.

Sarene M. Collins
Sarene M. Collins,
age 54, passed away July
1, 2011 in Tallahassee.
A memorial service
will be held Thursday,
July 7, 2011, at 5 p.m. at
the Mays House, 925 E.
Washington Street,
Monticello, Florida
Donations may be
made to the Jefferson
County Humane Society,
Mamie Scott Drive, Mon-
ticello, Florida 32344.
Mrs. Collins was a native of Miami Beach and
had lived in Cooper City before moving to Jeffer-
son County in 1998. She was the Office Manager at
Collins Law Firm and was of the Jewish faith.
Mrs. Collins is survived by her husband,
David Collins, of Monticello; her son, Chuck
Collins, his wife, Natalie and their son, Ryan, of
Tallahassee; her daughter, Lisa Collins of Wash-
ington, D.C.; her mother, Cordelia Marks of
Jensen Beach; her brother, Michael Marks, and
his wife, Sally, of Plant City, Florida; her sister,
Wendy Johnson, and her husband Paul, of Booth-
bay, Maine.
She was a devoted mom, loving wife, aunt,
grandma and friend to many.

July 9
Grace Temple Out-
reach Ministries, Inc.
presents a Women in
Prayer Conference at The
Woman's Club in Madi-
son, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
The theme of the confer-
ence will be "A Woman
God Can Use." Register
online at
July 10
Pastor appreciation
for Pastor Delvin Boat-
man at Genesis Mission-
ary Baptist Church, 3
p.m. A fellowship dinner
will be served after the
Second Thursday of
Each Month
Caregivers Group at
First United Methodist
Church in Madison will
meet from 10:30-11:30
a.m., in the fellowship

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Madison County Carrier * 5A


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Part 6 - Highlights From f
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
organization in Madison. This series takes a look
back at some of the things they have accomplished
during that time.
Past President Mrs.
John ("Lu") Sands
In just a handful of t ,E
years, a small Southeast
Asian country nobody
had ever heard of before
had become a household
word as the Vietnam
War escalated. Images of
war and gunfire domi-
nated the television
screen as Walter
Cronkite solemnly re-
ported the number of
U.S. and Vietnamese casualties each week. Race ri-
ots and anti-war protests broke out in major cities
all over the U.S. The Space Race was heating up be-
tween Russia and the United States, the Starship En-
terprise streaked across television screens, Sgt.
Pepper went on a "Magical Mystery Tour," the
Rolling Stones dropped in on The Ed Sullivan Show
and Jerry Lewis held his first Muscular Dystrophy
Telethon in 1966, raising $15,000.
While Mrs. Lu Sands was President of the Madi-
son Woman's Club, the world was changing fast, and
with the war in Vietnam and related issues, it some-
times seemed as if the rest of the country was be-
ginning to become unraveled. But the 103 ladies of
the Madison Woman's Club, even though some of
them may have had sons, brothers or other loved
ones in the war by then, kept their part of the world
Like Jerry Lewis, where they saw a need, they
worked to meet it, whether it was at home or
halfway around the world. Club members sent con-
tributions to Radio Free Europe, and CARE's "South
Vietnam, the Human Need" (CARE, a humanitarian
organization fighting global poverty since 1945,
works alongside poor women around the world to
help families and whole communities improve their

conditions). Locally, members also participated in
the March of Dimes and Cancer Drives and volun-
teered at the hospital.
They believed in the strength of women to be
the guiding center of their own families and of their
communities. Some of their programs consisted of
studies of women in these roles, as well as presenta-
tions on "Women of the Bible," which Sands consid-
ered their most outstanding program of the year.
If there was turmoil in the 1960s, there was also
faith, and where there was faith, there was hope.
For the ladies of the Madison Woman's Club, much
of that hope was bound up in the young people of
the community and education.
Where there is faith and hope, there is also char-
ity In addition to aforementioned charitable dona-
tions, there were contributions to the Florida
Federation Woman's Club International Scholar-
ship Fund as well as other scholarship funds. The
Club sponsored a local girl for an FFWC Scholarship
in a nursing program at a state university and
worked to combat juvenile delinquency by con-
tributing the LET (Law Enforcement Training) fund
and providing local entertainment for area
teenagers in the form of weekly high school dances
held at the club house.
Also, as they had done every year for several
years, they sponsored a local girl's entry in the
"Miss Jeanie Contest" at the Stephen Foster Memo-
rial in White Springs.
They also continued their support of the local
public library with fundraising teas, and promoted
the library and its services during National Library
Week with programs on the radio, along with other
civic clubs. Books and education were an important
part of Lu Sands' life, because she was also the long-
time librarian for North Florida Junior College, and
her husband, John, was an instructor there at the
college for many years as well.
Faculty who taught Madison County's elemen-
tary and high school children, as well as faculty
from NFJC were once again honored guests of the
Woman's Club at their annual October teacher's
banquet, and the club often held membership drives
that sought new members from the among the ranks
of educators. Club members themselves often fur-
thered their own education, taking courses or at-
tending lectures at North Florida Junior College.


The Club participated in various ongoing pro-
jects, community festivals, parades and other
events; every year, they operated a concession booth
at the annual community-wide tobacco warehouse
sale, which was a great fundraiser for them. At the
May Fete, high school seniors who were either
daughters or granddaughters of Club members par-
ticipated in a pageant for May Queen, and the club
members sold sandwiches afterward. It was anoth-
er major fundraising event for the year.
While much of the country may have been going
psychedelic for the "in thing" (whatever was the lat-
est and the grooviest), in Madison, some time-hon-
ored traditions remained. There was still the Club's
Christmas tradition of putting up beautiful lights
and decorations all over downtown for everyone's
enjoyment, but during Sands' presidency, they went
a little further, cooperating with the entire commu-
nity to make the Christmas lighting scene even
brighter. "Woman's Club members participated in a
city-wide project to replace existing Christmas dec-
oration and lighting," Sands wrote in her report to
the Florida Federation Woman's Club Office. "One
hundred tinsel-wrapped bells and scrolls were hung
from arc lights on the main street and on highway
ninety This is a continuing project and new deco-
rations and lights will be added another year."
Also in the heart of downtown Madison, they
worked with the local Historical Society, slowly
restoring the famous Smith Mansion that would one
day grace the heart of downtown again with its an-
tebellum charm.
But in the mean time, there was the Woman's
Club House itself, which doubled as the city's recre-
ational facility. On the shore of Lake Frances, near
the center of town, it served as the venue for dances,
socials, weddings, receptions, family reunions,
meetings and many other events for the community,
so keeping the building in good repair and making
improvements whenever possible also had a high
"Perhaps our most ambitious project for the
year is the club's decision to air condition the club-
house in Madison," Sands wrote. "It will be neces-
sary to raise a substantial amount to achieve this
goal, and plans are being made. A buffet supper, a
fashion show, and an auction are items under dis-

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with classes beginning
every few weeks after
this point. Classes are
held Monday through
Thursday from 6-11 p.m.
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Wednesday, July 6, 2011


Jefferson County Warriors

Squash Emerald Coast

By Fran Hunt
Special from ECB Publishing, Inc.
The Jefferson County Warriors semi-pro foot-
ball team squashed the Emerald Coast Scorpions,
26-0, June 25 to now stand on an undefeated 4-0 sea-
As the Warrior defense held strong holding the
Scorpions well away from the goal line, as the of-
fense continued chalking up points for the team.
Jefferson didn't score in the first quarter; they
raked in 13 points in the second quarter; brought in
another seven points in the third quarter; and fin-
ished up with an additional six points in the fourth
quarter for additional frosting on the gridiron
Deion Graham served as the team quarterback
for the entire game. He had 10 pass completions out
of 17 attempts for 139 yards and two touchdowns.
The Warrior running backs had a total of 29
carries for 132 yards, two fumbles and four touch-
Nicholas Freeman had three carries for 10
Deion Graham had five carries for 24 yards and

Jarvis Davis had three attempted carries with
no yardage gained.
Damisi Scott had three carries for 12 yards
ands one fumble.
Montreal Biggins had one carry for three yards
and one touchdown.
Dixon Daveon had one attempted carry for no
additional yardage.
For the wide receivers of Jefferson, they col-
lected nine pass receptions for 139 yards.
Bruce Thomas had three pass receptions for 36
Ranardrick Phillips had one pass reception 40
Henry Washington had one reception for eight
Jitavian Bennett had four pass receptions for
55 yards.
Brandon Robinson had three punts and aver-
aged 46 yards per punt.
For Warrior punt returns, Jeffery Williams
chalked up three returns for 26 yards.
The lone kickoff return for the Warriors came
from Phillips, who had one punt return for 25

one touchdown. yards.
Tony Sims had five carries for 10 yards and one On the defensive side of the field, Tommy Jack-
touchdown. son had one tackle and two assists.
Montray Crumity had eight carries for 73 Jeffery Williams had one tackle.
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Terrell Harrell had two tackles and one assist.
Kendrick Thomas had three tackles, two as-
sists and two quarterback sacks.
Justin Lovett had one tackle and two assists.
Laddie Fead had four tackles and two assists.
Bay Lee had two tackles, one assist and one
pass interception.
Jason Harville had four tackles and two assists.
Markel Andrew had one tackle, two assists and
one blocked punt.
Bryant Gant had two tackles, three assists, one
forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one quar-
terback sack.
Jermaine Collins had five tackles, three assists
and one fumble recovery for a 45-yard return.
Clyde Beatty had two tackles and one assist.
Montray Crumity was named as the offensive
player of the week and Jermaine Collins was
named the defensive player of the week.
The Warriors were off July 2; they face off
against the South Georgia Noles, 7 p.m., July 9,
there; they are off July 16; action continues against
the Florida Rhinos, 7 p.m., July 23, away; Emerald
Coast Scorpions, 7 p.m., July 30, away; they are off
August 6; action continues against Florida Falcons,
7 p.m., August 13, away; and in the final game of the
regular season the Warriors face off against the
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Madison County Carrier * 7A


Lake Park Of Madison Therapy Team

Is A Blessing To Those In Need

By Kristin Finney
Greene Publishing, Inc.
After having a stroke, breaking a bone or being
confined to a hospital bed for days on end, people of-
ten lose much of their independence, mobility and
motor skills. The therapy team at Lake Park of
Madison is helping these people overcome limita-
tions and beat the odds.
Lake Park of Madison offers all three types of
therapy: physical, occupational and speech. Isaac
Newman is the lead physical therapist. His assistant
is Jennifer Brown. Bart Alford is the Speech and
Language Pathologist. Traci. S. Money is the Occu-
pational Therapist. Her assistant is Felica Brown, a
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA).
Newman has 12 years of experience; Money has
over 20; Alford has 16; Jennifer Brown has six; and
Felica Brown has 10 years. Though all of their expe-
rience has not been received at Lake Park of Madi-
son, the therapists use their skills to help the
patients as if they have known them their entire
"We want everyone here to feel like a family. We
try to individualize and personalize all of the train-
ing. We want everyone to feel at home and to feel
comfortable. Whether they are here long-term or
short-term, we want them to feel like family. We try
to help everyone get to their highest level of inde-
pendence before they leave us," explained Isaac
While their caseload fluctuates around 25 peo-
ple, they are willing to help as many people as they
can who need them. In order to qualify you must
have a Physician Order. The therapy team works
with both inpatient and outpatient patients, for
long-term or short-term. They accept most insur-
ance such as Medicare and private insurances, as
well as others.
The team works with all ages, from teenagers to
geriatrics and all in-between. They help with pa-
tients who have suffered from stokes, neurological

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Kristin Finney, June 29, 2011
Issac Newman (right) and Jennifer Brown (left)
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Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Kristin Finney, June 29, 2011
Seen above is the therapy team at Lake Park of Madison. From left to right they are, Bart Alford, Speech
and Language Pathologist, Jennifer Brown, Physical Therapist Assistant, Felica Brown, Certified Occupa-
tional Therapy Assistant, Traci S. Money, Occupational Therapist and Issac Newman, Physical Therapist.

diseases, joint replacements, fractures or other ill-
nesses. "Out job is to improve and restore loss of
function in the patients," explained Traci S. Money
The occupational and physical therapists work
on basic strength training, range of motion im-


Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Kristin Finney, June 29, 2011
Felica Brown (right) helps Annie Smith learn to
clean dishes during therapy.

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School. So, with the help of Google, I have done a
little research.
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
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provement, balance retraining, splinting, manual
therapies such as deep tissue massages and many
other things.
Bart Alford, the speech therapist works with the
patients to train them on feeding adaptive equip-
ment, cognitive training, communication skills,
swallowing and other skills. This is especially im-
portant for patients who have suffered strokes or
other speech and throat debilitating issues.
Kathleen Higley, one of the patients in therapy
at Lake Park of Madison, said of the team, "They
are very encouraging and very helpful."
Lake Park of Madison is very happy to offer
short-term rehab, in addition to long-term rehab.
They hope to be able to help each individual in that
individuals desired amount of time. Of course most
training depends on the amount of progress made
and support received. "If a person comes in here
saying they want to be done in three weeks, then
that is our goal," explained Money.
When asked why he entered this field, Bart Al-
ford responded, "I enjoy working with all ages. This
field allows you to work with everyone from chil-
dren to adults."
Isaac Newman responded to the same question
with, "I like being able to make a difference in peo-
ple's lives. I enjoy being able to help them."

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or (850) 290-6572
I am a retired nurse; and
want to do private duty work
with the elderly. If you can
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for any shift. Excellent
references. 464-0353 (Cell)
rtn, n/c
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
information, call
(850) 464-0114 or
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5 cute kittens (1 female and
4 males) that are 8 weeks
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Free kittens to good homes
5 kittens: 3 males, 2 females
malese, female
are longhaired)
litter trained - socialized
12 weeks old.
Mom is home girl,
dad hangs at Lee Jiffy Store
Free bag of kitten chow with
each kitten.
If no answer, leave message
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Box Fans
Call 850-929-4590.
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Wanted: Chickens, turkeys,
guineas and peafowl.
rtn, n/c
CALL 850-973-4004. IF NO
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Wanted: 4-wheel drive
tractor with front-end loader
& backhoe.
Call Tommy Greene 8-5
Monday - Friday at 973-4141
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Diamond Plate Alum.
Pick-up truck tool boxes.
Various sizes. $50 each.
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Size 3 - white long dress,
worn as flower girl dress,
sequin/beadwork all on
bodice, sequin/beadwork/
appliques on bottom,
built-in crinoline. - $50
Size 4 - off white dress, worn
as flower girl dress, lace
work around
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
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Teen dresses.....

Size 14 (child's size 14 but
dress is for a teen division
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cross across the back,
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Call 850-973-3497
and leave message.
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Madison, FL
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Pursuant to E S. 713.585(6), Elsie Title Services, LLC w/power of attorney will
sell the listed autos to highest bidder subject to any liens;
Net proceeds deposited with clerk of court per 713.585; owner/lienholders right
to a hearing per F S. 713.585(6); to post bond per E S. 559.917;
owner may redeem vehicle for cash sum of lien; all auctions held w/reserve; in-
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anyone interested ph (941) 486-0800
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JT3GM84R4Y0059613 lienor Jimmie's Firestone & Service Center, Inc 6025 S
SR 53 Madison FL 32340-9428 Reg # MV-11691 (850) 973-8546.
The City of Madison is considering applying to the Florida Department of Com-
munity Affairs for a Small Cities Community Development Block Grant of up to
$700,000. These funds must be used for one of the following purposes:
1. To benefit low- and moderate-income persons; or
2. To aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight; or
3. To meet other community development needs having a particu-
lar urgency because existing conditions pose a serious and immedi-
ate threat to the health or welfare of the community and where oth-
er financial resources are not available to meet such needs.
The category of activities for which these funds may be used are in the areas of
housing, neighborhood revitalization, commercial revitalization, or economic de-
velopment and include such improvement activities as acquisition of real proper-
ty, rehabilitation of houses and commercial buildings, code improvement
activities, and construction of infrastructure, including water and sewer improve-
ments, street improvements, and drainage and neighborhood facilities. Additional
information concerning the range of activities that may be undertaken will be
provided at the public hearing.
At least 70% of the funds must be proposed to be spent on activities that benefit
low- and moderate-income persons.
In developing an application for submission to the Department, the applying lo-
cal government must plan to minimize displacement of persons as a result of
planned Community Development Block Grant activities. In addition, the apply-
ing local government is required to develop a plan to assist displaced persons.
A public hearing to receive citizen views concerning housing and community de-
velopment needs will be held in the City Commission Meeting Room, City Hall
located at 321 Southwest Rutledge Street, Madison, Florida on July 12, 2011, at
5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard. To obtain additional
information concerning the public hearing, contact Lee Anne Hall, City Clerk,
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number (850) 973-5081.
The public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped accessible location.
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visually impaired should contact Lee Anne Hall at least five calendar days prior
to the public hearing and an interpreter will be provided. Any nonEnglish speak-
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least five calendar days prior to the public hearing and a language interpreter
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In The Heat Of The Light:

Bringing Down Those Electric Bills

By Lynette Norris
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Before the recent rains brought some relief from
the weeks-long drought and daily triple-digit tempera-
tures, stepping from a cool, air-conditioned interior
space into the blue-white heat of midday was enough
to take a person's breath away. Part of it was almost
certainly from the shock of being hit in the face with
a blast from a furnace, but there may have also been
thoughts of outrageous utility bills skittering around
in the minds of many.
Staying cool is especially important to seniors,
who are more prone to heat stress and dehydration in
extreme summer weather. Avoiding heat-related
health issues means drinking plenty of water, of
course, and staying out of the extreme heat as much as
possible during the hottest part of the day That usu-
ally means staying indoors or somewhere with air con-
The same advice is good for people of any age, but
when economic times are tough, people worry about
utility bills. Seniors in particularly are likely to be liv-
ing on fixed incomes, and higher utility bills can be a
big worry
However, there are steps people can take to bring
their utility bills down, and a little net surfing will
bring them a plethora of tips for cutting energy costs.
But how well do all those cost-cutting tips work?
Tri-County Electric Cooperative, serving Madison
County residents, has an interactive website
( click on "Together We Save") where
homeowners can take a virtual tour of a typical home
for a "self-energy audit." Going from room to room,
they can try things like adding insulation or switching
out old appliances for new Energy Star models to see if
they think the estimated savings over time would be
worth the upfront expense. Or they can see what
something as simple and cost-free as turning off light
switches and closing window blinds could save.
Keith Ruff of Tri-County says that the most fre-
quent problems he sees in the Madison area are faulty
heating and cooling units and poorly insulated homes,
especially older mobile homes. "The rent may be
cheaper, but the energy bill will be almost doubled," he
said. He encourages customers to go to the website
and do the self-energy audit, and if they still have
questions, call Tri-County Customer Service at 973-
2285. A member service representative can answer
any questions and also take requests for an on-site en-

ergy audit.
"I know times are tough and money's tight," said
Ruff. "But we're here to help our members."
Progress Energy, serving residents in the munici-
palities of Greenville, Madison and Lee, also offers
home energy audits to its customers and provides a
customized report based on their findings. Also, cus-
tomers who take the home energy audits are then eli-
gible for a number of incentives in the form of rebates
to correct some of the problems, such as attic insula-
tion or insulated windows.
To visit the home energy audit website, go to and access the home energy
check. Just make sure you are in Florida section
rather than the Carolinas, because the programs are a
little different for each area.
Suzanne Grant of Progress Energy said that the
three highest energy users in the typical home are the
cooling system, the hot water heater, and the refriger-
ator; often minor changes to these three will show sav-
ings. "Air conditioning is usually about a third of your
energy cost and every degree below 78 adds about 10
percent to this part of your bill," said Grant. Also, us-
ing ceiling fans enhances the cool feeling. "Just turn
the fans off when you leave the room."
When it comes to the hot water heater, setting the
thermostat at 120 degrees results in significant savings
because many people have their water heater set sig-
nificantly higher.
As for the refrigerator, something as simple as
keeping the coils vacuumed will make a difference. "I
have a cat so I find that I have to do it every week," said
Grant. Something else she learned from Progress En-
ergy was that full refrigerators and freezers operate
more efficiently If people don't keep that much food in
their fridges, filling Tupperware containers with water
and putting them in the fridge with help retain the cold
and save energy
Another thing she learned from her grandmother,
who grew up without air-conditioning, was cooking
outside on the grill during the summer, and preparing
cold suppers during the summer, such as sandwiches
and salads or anything that was good served cold.
Tips for lowering energy costs in the summer:
If you already have one:
* Change the filter every month.
* Keep furniture, drapes and other obstructions
out of the airflow path

* Use ceiling or box fans to better circulate the cool
air and try raising the thermostat five degrees. Turn
the fans off when you leave the room. They don't make
the room cooler, they just make it feel cooler.
If buying one:
* Bigger is not better. Buy the size that fits the
room, allowing for how many windows it has and
whether it faces north, south, etc. A unit that it too big
for the room will have to work harder to achieve the
same cool 'feeling' and cost you more, because it will
cool the air and cycle off before it has removed all the
humidity Homeowners end up dialing the thermostat
even lower to dry the air out to a comfortable level.
* Look for a SEER number (Seasonal Energy Effi-
ciency Ratio) of at least 11. More efficient units are
more expensive to buy but in hot climates they will pay
for themselves over the years with lower utility bills.
If you already have one:
* Have your HVAC system professionally inspected
at the beginning of each cooling season. Make sure the
duct seals are all airtight. In eight out of 10 houses in
the South, leaking air ducts waste more energy than
any other problem, and can reduce your system's effi-
ciency by up to 20 percent.
* Make sure all ductwork is insulated.
* Make sure your condenser unit outside has plen-
ty of room to disperse the heat it removes from your
house. Don't crowd it with shrubs, outdoor garbage
cans, etc.
* Try to make sure your air conditioning con-
denser unit has some shade - the air it pulls into your
house will be cooler to start with and will require less
energy to cool. If it has no shade, plant two or three
fast-growing shade trees a few yards from your unit.
* Close off rooms not being used and close the
vents to those rooms.
If buying a system:
* Make sure the SEER number (Seasonal Energy
Efficiency Ratio) is 13 or better. (14 in warmer climates
like ours.)
* If you have an old system with a SEER rating of
eight or lower, think about replacing the old system.
You should be able to recoup the cost in just a few
For more information about energy audits and
other energy saving tips, contact Progress Energy at
800-700-8744, or visit their website, www.progress-ener-




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