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Ourr 141th Year. Number 5

Friday, September 30, 2005

Madison, Florida 32340



By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A rash of burglaries has hit the City of
Police Chief Rick Davis stressed that
the burglaries have been in mostly non-
residential areas and that vehicles have
been targeted. Most of the burglaries have
occurred at businesses.
"I can't stress this enough," said
Davis. "Every place that was hit did. not
have a burglar alarm."
Davis further, stressed that burglar
alarms have become pretty cheap and that
the cost in losses is a lot higher once
someone has become a victim that it
would'be if they had spent 30-4-10 dollars a
month on a security sy stem.
* Davis suggested that outdoor motion
detectors also be installed. With the mo-
tion detectors, lights w would come on once
anyone is detected in the yard.
Davis also recommended that people
leave lights on in their businesses.
The criminals who are committing.
these crimes don't have one method of
operation, according to Davis.
The police force has beefed up its
nightly patrols, but, as Davis points out.,
Madison has 231 businesses and the only
security offered by the policeman is when
they pass by mte business or residence.
"It may be trxo or three hours later
%when the officer gets back by again,"
Da'is said.
If you have any information on these
ongoing crimes, please contact the Madi-
son Police Department at 973-5077.

Local News Briefs
*The monthly Greenville town meet-
ing is scheduled for Monday. October 3, at
6:30 p.m. at the. City Hall.
*The Lee Town Council will hold its
regular monthly meeting. Tuesday, Octo-
ber 4, at 7:00 p. m. The meeting is at the
City Hall.
*The Madison County Commission
will meet. Wednesday. October 5, at the
County Anne\ The meeting begins at
*The Madison County School Boardr
meeting. set for October 4, has been can-
celled, since School Superintendent Lou
Miller will be out of town, attending a
*The 2005-2006 Madison County
budget goes into effect, Saturday, October
*The old cotton gin engine. located on
South Range Street, will run from 9 a.m
until noon on Saturday, October 8. The
public is invited.

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Around Madison County 4-8A
Church 10-12A
Classifieds 6B
Community Calendar 5A
Editorial 2-3A
Jail Report 3A
Legals 7B
Obituaries 5A
School, 1-2B
Sports 3B
United Way 9A

Power Bills SurgeH ig her

By Mike Moore
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Two companies provide elec-
tric service to the residences and
businesses in Madison County.
Customers of both of these ha'e
seen a big increase in their electric
bills in recent %weeks. Both Tri-

County Electric and Progress Ener-
gy sa they have needed to increase
the amount they charge users of
electricity. What is the reason for
this rise in the cost of electricitv'
Ronald Bass. general manager
of Tri-County Electric's Madison
office, had information w which pro-

vides some ansi ers.
"Our rise is due to the in-
creased cost involved in the fuel.
needed to produce electricity." said
Bass. "And we don't kn0ow where
the cols is headed The recent hum-
canes in the Gulf of Mexico will
certainly affect us. Our supplier is

not operating at full capacity right
now, and %te are not sure ,when
things will be back to normal."
Bass explained that 10 electric
co-operatives in Florida own Semi-
nole Electric. Seminole is the sup-
plier for Tri-CountN and is based in
Please See Power Bills, Page 5A

Ottoo Scam

By Jacob Bembrv
Greene Publishing, Inc.
According to Madison Police Depart-
ment Inv. Nathan Curtis, a letter has been
sent out to local citizens, claiming that
they have won a lottery in another coun-
The letter includes a bogus check in
the amount of $4,704 43 a, a partial pa\-
ment on a $94.000 payout. The check
claims that, according to European Union
(EU I regulations, lottery winners from out
the EU must pay a nominal tax of four
percent. It asks the alleged winner to write
out a check to pa\ for the taxes.
The letter., which is signed by a
Richard Goldberg. claims that they are
working %w ith a lawv firm named Lipman &
Sorros, who will file the tax application
,on behalf of the %winner. The process. the
letter claims, usually takes 2-3 business
"This is a scam," said Curtis. "'If you
haven't even entered a lottery hoxw can
you expect to win it?"
Curtis urges everyone not to try to de-
posit the bogus check or to cash it and;
definitely to not write a check out and
sent it back to EuroLotto Promotional
Ser% ices. which is based, according to the
letter. in Barcelona. Spain.

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing. Inc.
The road, which connects
County Camp and Rollercoaster
Hill Roads, still has water cover-
in it. ,
"It's been that %way for the
past five to six months." Jem
McCline. Madison County Pub-
' lic Works Supervisor said. "What
got us into trouble \ as the reten-
tion .areas in Joe Hodnett's field
and West Farm Lo\\. Two hurri-
canes came and the\ both filled

up with %water and overflowed."
NMcClune said that d)es had
been built on the north end of the
road to let the rain spill o\ er.
"We've had an excessive
amount of rain," McClune
stressed "We've had unusual
%weather patterns for this year and
fast year. We're looking at what
we can do to alleviate the prob-
lem." ,
McClune said that the county
is working in conjunction \\ith
engineers from the Suwannee

River Water Management Dis-
trict. -
S"We're looking at more area
for storage of the water .'" Mc-
Clune said. "The rain gets down n
there and pretty much deadheads
in that area."
NMcClune said that he %would
like to build up the grade on the:
road so it can be maintained by
the count\.
"We'll ha\e to wait and see
what the engineers come up
% ith." he said.

Old County Camp Road Still Flooded

Old County Camp Road, which connects with Rollercoaster Hill Road, still has water covering
it. The problem has been ongoing for the last six months, according to Public Works Supervisor Jer-
r% McClune. Heay rains and strange %weather patterns have contributed to the problem, McClune
said. iGreene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley. September ?, 20051
"We've had an excessive amount of rain. We 'e had unusual weather patterns for this year and last
year." Jerry McCluie, Madison County Public Works Supervisor

Local Youngsters Tour

NFCC Nature Center

Pre-K students from
Madison County took a walk
on the wild side Sept. 15
when they toured the Ladell
Brothers Environmental Cen-
ter on the NFCC campus.
Tour guide and biology in-
structor Barry Barnhart invit-
ed the youngsters to observe
nature by strolling through
the pathways of the nature
Students of pre-K teach-
ers Heather Johnson, Darlene
Bland, Heather Douglas, Jes-
sica Galbraith, Lawanda Jen-
nings and Liz Bendl learned
about the balance of nature
during the interpretive walk.
The young scientists also vis-
ited the biology labs where
saltwater animals collected
by NFCC. zoology students
were on display. Teacher
Heather Johnson said, "My
class loved the learning expe-
rience; the walk, animals and
especially touching the corn
The Ladell Brothers cen-
ter is open to the public and
hosts groups of students for
environmental, studies
throughout the year. Field
trips on Tuesday and Thurs-
day .mornings can be
arranged for classes K-12 on
different subjects by. calling,
Barry Barnhart at 850-973-

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Academy Honor Roll

1st Six Weeks 2005-06

K-3/K-4 Multi-age
All A's:
Hunter Cain, Jocelyn
Davis, Alex Haselden, Ayush
Patel, Wyatt Reese, Elizabeth
Scheese. Grayson Sircy,
Austin Wheeler
All A's:
Grace Beshears, Kash
Connell. NMarissa Coole\.
E\ an Courtney. Antonio Cox.
Emily Forehand. L.dia Hall.
Bethany Hayes. Austin
Hebert, Anna Hilinski, Ryan
Jackson. Anieer Khodr, Am-
ber Kno\ les, Hayley Lewis,
L nelle Lo\eless. Chloe
Reams. Ski lar Reams.'
Megan Schofill., Levi
Stafford. Nicolas S\\ickle\.
Katherine Whichel. Macken-
zie Wirick
AlII A's:
Blake Adams. Charlie
Clark, Walker Davis, Timo-
thy Finlayson, Jessica Gid-
dens, Camr\ n Grant,
Matthew Greene. Kenlie
Harvey, T. J. Hightowver.
Elizabeth Hightower. E\an
Hocking, Noah Hulbert,
Katie James, Carl\ Joiner.
Hayley Jones. Dennis Key,
Nour Khodr, Ryals Lee. Jen-
na Merschman. Abigail Mor-
gan, Jake Pridgeon. Cannon
Randle, Abigail Ratliff,
Brandon Slaughter, Quinton
Tilonl. ..Joe XVillton, Ri:i
Wet P- edb.' -. iTco'
Daniel WVurgler
First Grade
All A's:
Traynor Barker. Meagan
Beaty. Hannah Compton,
Faith Demott. Stephanie
English. Sarah Hall, Joe Han-
non. Tyler Hutcheson. Jenn\
Jackson. Donnie Kinsey.
Lindsey Lawson. Sarah Ri-
le. Ramse\ Sullivan, Larrettl
Terrell. Kate W\hiddon
Second Grade
All A's:
Taylor Copeland. Jake
Edwards, Meagan Giddens,.
Erin Lee, Ally Mall. Taylor
McKnight. Rean Mon-
tesclaros, Tomas S\% ickley. T.
J. Swords. Justin Welch,
Enuna Witmer
All A's and B's:
Katie Fulford. Ian
Hoselden. Sam Hogg. D. J.
Third Grade
All A's:
Cole Barclat. TN
Chancy, Rick\ Finlayson.
Cheyenne Flo\d. Haleigh
Gilbert, Doug Gulledge.
Sarah James. Winston Lee.
Amber Paulk. Brnce Sander-
All A's and B's:
Brady Adams. Morgan,
Cline. Abigail Floyd. Hunter
Handle)., Brooklyn McGlam-
or'. Carson Nennstiel. Kelsi
Reams. Sadie Sauls, Bradley
Fourth Grade
All A's:
Rachel Lark. Aimee
Lo\e. Jessica Welch, Annie
All A's and B's:
Tanner Aman. Lauren
Demott. Jacob Dunbar.
Dakota El\, Ka1Ia Fulford.
Matthew Hutcheson, Chris-
tiana Reams, ,Casey Demott,
Christiana Reams, Casey De-
Fifth Grade
All A's:
Tres Copeland, Jay Fin-
layson, Hannah Haselden,
Jared Jiackson, Kaley Love,

Whitney McKnight. Hadley
Revell, Ashley Schofill,
Wendy Yang
All A's and B's:
Nick 'Buzbee, Ashli
Cline, Jeffrey Falk, Russell
Fraleigh. Dakotah McGlam-
or., Nlichaela Metcalfe. Hans
Sorensen. Pamela Watt, Au-
drey Wynn .
Sixth Grade
All A's:-
Levi Cobb, Matt Dob-
son. Oli\ ia Falk. Shelby Wit-
All A's and B's:
Loretta Croy, Marcus
Evans, Tyler Jackson, Cody
Kelly, Vicki Perry, Austin
Ritchie. Trent Roberts, Ton
Self. Kelsey Wilcox
7th Grade
All A's:
Nikki Hamnrick. Kent
Jones. Caroline Mueller.
Sarah Sorensen.
All A's and B's:
Taylor Baez-Pridgeon.
Clark Christy. Taryn
Copeland. Ana Finlayson,
Jessica Hagan, Katherine
Hogg. Kaitlin Jackson. Lisa
Kisamore. G. H. Liford. Ja-
cob Ne\ berr. Devin Reams,
Elizabeth Riley. .
8th Grade
All A's:
Dana Watt. John
Stephens. Brian Scholte, Ja-
cob Pitts. Wilson Lewis,
Jessica Hunt
All A's and B's:
Seth li W \hi. i\ Bud
S e. Aer lral Pritcher,
S\dney Plummer, Matthew
Harrington. Clay Fulford.
Lane Fraleigh, Alex Dunkle,
Brandon Dunbar. Kalyn
Broi n. Ryan Barclay
9th Grade
All A's:
Chelsea Dobson, Re-
bekah Falk, Katelyn Levine,
Byron Lo\e. Angela Mc-
Cune. Nlichaela Roccanti,
Savannah Williams
All A's and B's:
Jodie Bradford. Ashley
Echols. Erin Kelly, Nikki
Kisamore. Mallory Plaines,
Sa\ annah Reams, Olivia
Sorensen. Kayla Williams,
Luke Witnmer
10th Grade
All A's:
Rebekah Aman, Court-
ney Brasington. Ben
Buzbee. A. J. Connell,
Courtne) .Connell, Jayce
Davis, Lindsey Day,
Stephanie Dobson, Will
Hartsfield, Alfa Hunt, Pra-
teen Pate el, Ramsey Revell,
Tristan Sorensen, Woody
All A's and B's:
Claire Knight, Nicole
Nlathis, Bethany Saunders,
Hannah Sorensen
11th Grade
All A's:
Joanna Cobb. Serena
Harvin, Will Knight, Melis-
sa- Martin, Caitlin Murphy,
Jennifer Pitts, Rikki Roc-
canti, Taylor Rykard, An-
gela Steinberg, Brittany
All A's and B's:
Josh Carswell, Brittany
Hobbs, Holly Jones, Wade
12th Grade
All A's: ,
Kristyn Tuckey .
All A's and B's:
Suzanne Walker, Chris
Tuten, Corie Smith, Alex
SSearcy, Katie O'Steen,
Catherine Hope, Jennifer
Hagan, Casey Gunnels, Ben
Grantham, Jana Connell,
Keri Brasington


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Young students stand in awe of Barr) Barnhart's snake handling skills, while dads and
granddads stand watch.
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Friday, September 30, 2005

VSU Prepares For

Valdosta. State
I iverity
Valdosta State University
' will celebrate its annual
Homecoming beginning
Thursday, October 6 and will
continue through the night on
Saturday, October 8. This
year's Homecoming is packed
with events for students,
alumni and the entire Valdosta
Celebrations will kick off
Thursday, October 6 with a
pep rally to support the VSU
Blazers and fire them up for
the big football game against
the Henderson State Reddies.
The pep rally will be held in

the old gym from 7 p.m. to 10
The Alumni Golf Tourna-
ment will be held Friday, Oc-
tober 7 at the Valdosta Coun-
try Club. Registration and
lunch will begin at 11 a.m. and
tee off at 11:45 a.m. sharp.
Registration fee is $50/person
and includes green fees, cart
prizes and lunch. Competi-
tors may sign up individually
or as teams of four. Sign up
and pay in advance to be a part
of this great tournament.
Patterson Street will be
filled for the annual Home-
coming parade at 6 p.m. The
parade can be seen from. any-
where along Patterson Street,
beginning at Woodrow Wilson
Drive, passing the beautiful
VSU front lawn, and ending at
Brookwood Place.

The Alumni Association'
Annual Dinner will be held a
the Valdosta Country Clul
Ballroom at 7:30 p.m. Th.
annual meeting of the VSI
Alumni Association will kick
off the evening with the elec
tion of new officers and direc
tors. The highlight of th
evening's festivities will b
the presentation of the 200:
Distinguished Alumnu
Award with dinner to follow
Cost is $20/person and reser
nations are required.
Saturday, 'October 8 of
fers a full day of fun begin
ning early with the 5-K roai
race/walk at the Studen
Recreation Center. Registra
tion starts at 7:15 a.m., anc
the cost is $8/person by Octo
ber 4 and $10/person there


s The Alumni Association $7/senior, $6/child or non-
it Board Members will meet for VSU student and $5 for
b brunch at 9:30 a.m., at the groups of 10 or more.:
e American Legion Post 13. VSU Minority Alumni
U All board members are urged will continue the celebration
z- to 'attend for the opportunity through the night with their
- to catch up with one another annual Homecoming "Soul,
- and with Alumni Association Mixer" at the Woman's Build-
e news and plans. The brunch ing beginning at 9 p.m. The
e is free to all elected board attire is Cosmopolitan and all
5 members and one accompa- fellow alumni are invited.,
s nlied guest. Post 13 is located Tickets are $20 in advance.
v. on Williams Street across and $25 at the door
r- from the stadium and reserva- For further information
tions are required. contact the Office of Alumni
f- The VSU Blazers will Relations at (229) 333-5797.
- face the Henderson State Red- Homecoming 2005
d dies at the Bazemore-Hyder Schedule of Events:
it Stadium at 1 p.m. VSU The- Thursday, Oct 6
i- atre will present Nevermore 7-10 p.m. Pep Rally, Old
d later that evening at the Gym
- Satier Theatre,. Fine Arts' Friday, Oct 7
- Building. The sho%\ begins 11 a.m. -Alumni Golf Touma-
at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $8/adult, ment, Valdosta Country Club

6 p.m. Homecoming Pa-
Patterson St
7:30 p.m. Alumni Associa-
tion Annual Dinner, Valdosta
Country Club Ballroom
Saturday, Oct 8
8:30 a.m. 5-K: Road
9:30 a.m.. Alumni Associa-
tion Board Members "Get
Acquainted" Brunch Meet-
ing, American Legion Post
13, Williams St
1:00 p.m. VSU Blazers vs.
Henderson State Reddies,
Bazemore-Hyder Stadium
7:30 p.m. VSU Theatre fea-
tures Nevermore, The Sawyer
Theatre, Fine Arts Building
9:00 p.m.-until Alumni
Soul Mixer, The Woman's
Building, 1409 North Patter-
son St.


VSIU Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

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Valdosta State University.
and the Georgia Humanities,
Council proudly\ present a full
schedule of Hispanic Heritage
month activities that feature the
exploration of the Amazonian
region and its culture that will,
culminate on November 8 with'
a guitar recital by the acclaimed'
Francesc de Paula Soler.
A partial schedule of His-'
panic Heritage activities is list-
ed below,
Poetic Perspective:
October 3-31 Annette
Ho%%ell Turner Center for, the
Arts. 9-5 p.m.
Art exhibit of three Latin
American artists, .including
Maria Baraybar, Gaby Zapien,
Monica Rfos and Dr. Luis Be-
jarano. Opening reception is
..-.October 3. 5-7 p.m.......... ...
October 5 -: Palms Quad
iVSU Campus), 10 a.m. 3
This Amazon Day celebra-
tion features local musicians.
booths and displays by various
groups including Telamon, the
Philosophy 'Club, the Anthro-
pology Club. Center for IInter-
national Programs;Latin Amer-
ican Student Association, the
Sierra Club, Modem and Clas-
sical Languages and more!
Scientific Perspective:
October 11 University !
Center. Room 1193 (VSU
Campus), 7-9 p.m.
Dr. Brad Bergstrom 'has
traveled to theAmazon and % ill
present a discussion on Rain-
forest Ecology. Not to be
October 12, 19, 26 Old
Gym Studio (VSU Campus), 9-
10 p.m.
FREE Salsa Classes!
Come learn how to salsa,
meringue and do the cha-cha-
cha with expert .teacher Dr.
Ellen Friedrich with assistance
from Jessica Soady.
October 18 West Hall,


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Nloi Enomenga. a Huao-
rani Indian from along the
Amazon River, will be 'the
featured guest during VSU's
Hispanic Heritage month ac-
room 120 (VSU iGampus)Z6:30
Initiation night of National
Spanish Honor Societr. Sigma
Delta Pi, hosted by Dr. Luis Be-
jarano. .
Anthropological Perspec-
tive:. :
:,October 10,0-Powell Audi-
torium. (VSU Campus). 7:30
The coming to age film of
a motorcycle road trip Che
Guewata went on in his youthr
that show ed him his life's call-

October 20 Bio/Chem
Building, (VSU Campus), 7-9
Dr. Michael Uzendozki.
Assistant Professor of Florida
State Uni\ersitx and author of,
"The Napo Ruria of Amazonian
Ecuador,' will speak on a broad
range of topics about the Ama-
zon, including birth, person-
hood, 'shape-shifting,' mar-
riage, ceremonial festivals,
Quichua ethnopoetics and the
indigenous uprising of 2001.
Sponsors of the Hispanic
Heritage celebration are the
Georgia Humanities Council'
and the follov. ing Departments
at VSU: Philosophy, Office of,
Equal Opportunity and Multi-
cultural Affairs, Biology,
PhNsics. Astronomy and Geo-
sciences. Sociology. Anthro-
pology, Cnminal Justice and
Marriage and Family Therapy,
the Dean's Office of the Col-
lege of Arts and Sciences.
Modern and Classical Lan-
guages and the Speaker/Lec-
ture Series Committee ofSen-
For more information, on
scheduled events, contact Dr.
Susan Wehling at 333-5948 or

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Friday, September 30, 2005


The Madison Enterprise-Recorder 3B


Cowboys Still Af

Number Two

By Mike Moore
Greene Publishing,
Madison Coun-
ty's giant-killing
Cowboys, fresh from
a 25-14 win over
Class 4A Daytona
Beach Mainland,
held the number two
spot in the. latest
Florida Sportswriters
Association Class 2A
high school football
Listed in bold
type are ranked teams
Madison County has
played. Each team's
record, first-place
votes and total poll
points are listed.
Class 5A
1. Lakeland (5-0)
(14) 140,
2. St. Thomas
Aquinas (4-0) 126
3. Niceville'(4-0)
4. .Neptune
Beach Fletcher (4-0)

5. Hollywood
Hills (5-0) 85
6. Fort Myers (5-
0) 70
7. Clearwater
Countryside (5-0) 48
8. Daytona
Beach Mainland (4-
1) 30
9. Melbourne
Palm Bay (4-1) 25
10. Gainesville
(4-1) 16
Class 4A
1. Miami Wash-
ington (4-0) (10) 136
2. Tampa Hills-
borough (5-0) (4) 130
3. Seffner Arm-
wood (3-1) 111
4. Palm Beach
Dwyer (4-0) 92
5. Ponte Vedre
Beach Nease (3-1) 60
6. Bradenton
Southeast (3-1) 59
7. Tallahassee
Lincoln (3-1) 45
8. Pace i5-01 38
9. L nn Ha\en


Mosley (4-0) 32
10. Daytona
Beach Seabreeze (4-
Also receiving
votes: New Smyrna
Beach (4-1) .22,
Gainesville Eastside
(3-1) 6, Lake City
Columbia (3-2) 5,
Navarre (4-1)' 4,
Belleview (3-1) 4,
Miami Jackson (2-
1) 2, Tampa Jeffer-
son (3-2) 1.
Class 2A
1. Jacksonville
Bolles (4-0) (10),66
2. Madison
County (4-0) (3) 55
3. Miami Gul-
liver Prep (3-0) 32
4. American
Heritage (5-0) (1)
5. Holl.\ % ood
Chaminade (2-2) 19
Also receiving
votes: Bushnell
South Sumter (4-1)





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Team Battling in

District Race
By Mike Moore
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Madison County
High volleyball team has
evened its record at 4-4 and is
now the number two seed in its
The Cowgirls have defeat-
ed Jefferson County, Hamilton
County, and Taylor County
twice. They have lost matches
to Ft. White, Florida High, and
twice to Suwannee.
The team was to host a
,Thursday night match, against
Hamilton, County. The junior
varsity squad was slated to
play a 6:00 contest followed
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12th grade, 4th year

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Friday, September 30, 2005

Cattlemen Ready To

Defend Property Rights

by Paul Hitch
In its efforts to represent
cattlemen, the National Cattle-
men's Beef Association has al-
ways. made protecting private
property rights a top priority. So
NCBA is very concerned about
the U.S. Supreme Court's poten-
tial bomb on the rights of private
property owners from its recent
Kelo vs. City of New Lon-
don trampled the rights of pri-
vate property owners by uphold-
ing the use of eminent domain
by the New London (Conn.) De-
velopment Corporation to con-
demn and remove homes that
the owners were unwilling to
sell. The Supreme Court found
that the disposition of this prop-
erty for economic development

purposes qualifies as "public
use" under the Takings Clause of
Fifth Amendment of the U.S.
Most people understand
that eminent domain is a neces-
sary last resort for acquiring
property for roads, bridges, sew-,
er systems and other elements of
the public infrastructure. We also
have come to expect that proper-
ty that is blighted, neglected or
misused may be condemned for
the betterment of the communi-
But the troubling thing
about the New London case is
that none of these conditions ap-
ply. The city freely acknowl-
edged that these, homes were
neither blighted nor neglected.'
One of the residents was bom in

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her home in 1918, and has lived
-there her entire -life. Others
moved into the area recently, and
made significant improvements
to the property.
Their property is being ac-
quired to accommodate a private
development that the New Lon-
don Development Corporation
feels will bring more commerce
and oh, by the way generate
more tax revenue. In a very ar-
ticulate dissent, retiring Justice
Sandra Day O'Conner writes,:
"...nearly any lawful use of real
private property can be said to
generate some incidental benefit
to the public. Thus, if predicted
positive side effects are enough
to. render transfer from one pri-
vate parm to another constitu-
tional, then the words 'for public
use' do not realistically exclude
any takings, and'thus do not ex-
ert any constraint on the eminent'
domain power."
Cattlemen,. and an\ one in-
volved in production agriculture,`
should take Justice O'Connor's
warning very seriously. Agricul-
ture already fights .a land-use
war on two fronts with envi-
ronmental activists that want ag
land to produce nothing, and
with local governments that.
want ag land to produce more
tax revenue. .
As farmers and ranchers,
we need to understand that the
value our society has placed on
maintaining agricultural land is
not a "given." As time goes on,
fewer community leaders have-
family connections to farms and
ranches, and may not view agri-
culture as a prionty. As city and
count\ governments compete,
fiercely\ for developments that
l dl create commerce, jobs- aild
ta\ it\enue. agricuitue could'
quickly\ find itself \\ without a seat
at the table. If these governing
bodies see Kelo \s. Ne\L Lon-
don as a green light for acquiring'
property\ that it feels is "underuti-
lized," agriculture could be in
real trouble

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V %Large Selection of Thermo Cell
Mosquito Machinesil

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large Selection of Kids Camo
SHORT SLEB E CAMO T-SHIRTS........ As Low As....$10.95 $129.95
LONG SLFEEE CAMo T-SHIR'IS.........As Lo% As....$14.95 While Supplies Last
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KID'S INSULATED CO\ ERALLS $49.95 Includi.s 32.pllon ,arrl
DovE BUCKETS W/ Sl IEL SEAT & COOLER..........$17.95 *ui, Cd titf, ,,. ;Ia n"
CAMO HUNTING BOOTS $29.95 ip i90 0 high.
UN-GNSULATED CAMO OvERALLS $39.95 Dog Collars w/lNameplates
DOVE SHELL BELrS & POUCHES $14.95 Deer Corn .Deer Towers
50 CAL. IN LINE BLACK POW\DER RIFLE .................$99.95 Deer Feeders

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r1ing Alan Sowell Owner

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The Florida Fish and duced a report on its findings for Both the propeller and the
Wildlife Conservation Commis- the FWC. Other experts have re- engine contribute to the sound
sion .(FWC) directed staff to viewed the report, titled "Mea- airboats produce. At low revo-
draft a new policy that would re- surement and Characterization lutions per minute (rpm) the
quire airboats to be equipped of Sound Generated by Air- engine produces the 'most
with mufflers. According to boats," to ensure the study can sound, but at higher rpms the
FWC's Maj. Jim Brown, loudest sound is from the
flex pipe alone no longer is propeller.,
acceptable to help reduce This report' suggests
sound levels. The final hear- that mufflers di reduce
ing on the policy will be at airboat sound levels at
the Commission's Nov. 30- moderate operating
Dec. 2 meeting in Key speeds, but even muffled
Largo. boats exceed 90 decibels
Commissioners also .at, maximum throrile.
want staff to hold an addi- However, airboat opera-
tional workshop with stake- "? tors generally don't run

holders to discuss implementing
a muffler policy, written code of
ethics and guidelines for courte-
ous airboat operation. The FWC
already has installedmufflers on
all of its airboats and established
guidelines for courteous airboat
operation. '
The decision to require
mufflers on airboats came after a
presentation by ,Dr. S(ew art
Glegg, a researcher at Florida
Atlantic Universit3 Engineering
Department, whose group re-
searched airboat sound and pro-


The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission (FWC) proposed re-
Sducing the daily, bag limit
from two fish to one fisfi per
person for red grouper har--
vested by recreational fish-
ermen. in Gulf of Mexico
state waters. The FWC ex-,
pects this action to result in a
30 percent annual reduction
in the Gulf red grouper
recreational harvest.
A 10-year rebuilding
plan for overfished stocks of
Gulf red grouper, developed
by the National Marine Fish-
eries Service (NMFS) and
the Gulf of Mexico Fishery
Management Council
(GMFMC), annually allo-
cates 1.25 million pounds of
red grouper to recreational
harvesters, and 5.31 million
pounds. to commercial har-
vesters More than 90 per-
cent of all red grouper land-
Sed in the Gulf are harvested
from state or federal waters
off Florida, and most of
these fish are harvested far-
ther offshore in federal wa-
State and federal regula-
tions manage the recreation-
al harvest of red grouper
w ith bag and size limits, and
the commercial harvest ts
managed with a size limit.
daily vessel trip limits and
an annual harvest quota.
The commercial Gulf red
grouper fishery reached its
quota and closed from
Nov.15 through Dec. 31 last
year, and the commercial
fishery will likely reach its
quota and close in October
this )ear.

stand up to public scrutiny, and,
provide fully credible, objective
and science-based solutions
aimed at reducing airboat sound
Currently.. under Florida
Statute 327.65,, all vessels must
be muffled effectively in a'
reasonable manner. The law
also provides additional lan-
guage that allows individual
counties to restrict vessel sound
to 90 decibels at 50 feet, but
that is not a statewide require-

at maximum throttle for long
Researchers examined
sound levels produced from
different styles of mufflers, in-
cluding both exhaust and in-
take manifold mufflers, and
differing propeller designs,op-
erating speeds, and distances
from an observer. They believe
that each of these components,
used together, could provide
the needed "incremental im-
pro events" to reduce airboat
sound levels significantly.

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Package Deal! sAs9a
Diesel Tractor Pac-kae we a
*Diesel Tractor
*Rotary Cutter
*Boom Pole
'16 ft Dual Axel Trailer
-Includes Warranty
-Other Pk9s Available
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"Home Town Get Down"
Downtown Monticello
Friday Sept. 30th at 5:00pm


Live Entertainment
Dozens Of Vendors
Shops Will Be Open
SFood & Refreshments

Dress Your Pet Contest
Carriage Rides
Raffle & Prizes

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Chamber of Commerce

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In 1905, Arthur Lake, who became famous for
playing "Dagwood" in the "Blondie" movies
of the 1930o's and 1940's, was born in Corbin,

In 1942, the Britishmedical journal, The Lancet,
discussed the addictive characteristics of
nicotine. "The healer the smoking the
stronger the subsequent crating and the
tendency therefore for heavier smoking to
continue, % which constitutes a various circle."

In 1983, a Danish musicologist determined
that a musical manuscript found in the 1940S
was the first symphony composed by
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. He would have
been just 9 at the time.

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was hanged in South Carolina. Bonnet, a
retired British Army officer and Caribbean
plantation owner, apparently took up
piracy out of boredom.


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September 30 1955 Edition
SMidget-League Baseball Teams Yellow. Oranges.
Reds and Blues \\ho were on the teams back then?
a Rickie and Charlie Ragan. Budd% Register. Rick Milli-
nor, Steve \Viatt. Jonnie Williams and of course Dick-
ie McGhee.
S St. And NMrs. Walter Stewart and son Clinton ar-
rived trom Germany. \\here Sgt. Ste\wart \\as station
\ ith the US Forces for three year. They were here to
S \s it NM Mrs. Virginia Webb. Mrs. Stewart's mother.
Mrs., Carroll Blalock entertained her bridge club.
SMrs. J.L. WVyche won the club prize and Mrs. New% man
won the visitor's prize.

October 1. 1965 Edition
At the Madison Livestock Market. 186 cattle and
cal\es were sold compared to 480 a ,week ago. Mixed
grades of hogs sold for $22.3 for the 180 210 lb
Airman Ra\ D. Miller, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ford
G. Miller and Airman Ralph E. Davis. Jr. both of
e Greenville are station at San Antonio. TX.
Three new International Tractors are being offered
for sale and they are right out of the space age k\ith
enough horsepower to pull an eight-bottom plow with
ease. One model the 1.206 Turbo is rated at 110 ptohp.

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October 3 1975 Edition
Madison Count)'s Out Standing Farm Family for
1975 is Budd\ and Ann Sapp and their children Iris.
Ed"\ ard and Jerry. Their farm income is derived from

blue cured tobacco and swine production.
Technical Sergeant Jimmy H. Stokes, son of Mrs.
Frank Stokes of Lee has graduated from Aerospace
Defense Command Noncommissioned Officer Acade-
my at Tyndall AFB, FL.
Madison Junior Miss Pageant begins the search
for the ideal high school senior girl. Mrs. Tom Moff-
ses and Mrs. Billy Littleton is the co-chairman of the
event. This is a part of a nationwide program for col-
lege scholarships.

September 27, 1985 Edition
Madison County's Cowboy Football Team has a
solid win over the Brooks Co. (GA.) Trojans. Sea-
soned senior veteran Russell Smith anchored the line
of scrimmage.
The Madison County Chamber of Commerce held
its membership luncheon. A salute to Madison Coun-
ty's pioneer industries; Firms which have been here a
, number of years are Dixie Packers, ITT, Madison
House, Cherry Farms, Madison Pallet Co., Sherrod
Lumber. Florida Plywood, Strain Poultry and Pinetta
Cabinets representing 1,321 jobs for our county.
At the Madison Live Stock Market cattle receipts
1209 compare to 1277 a week ago. Barrows and gilts
sold for $40.50 in the 200 400 Ib grade.

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Friday, September 30, 2005

Excavating Work
Land Clearing, Ponds, Stump Re-
moval, Demolition, and Roads. No
Job Too Small. Free Estimates. Call
Paul Kinsley at 850-973-6326

Peacock's Landscaping
Lawn Irrigation
Drip Irrigation
Design & Free Estimates
(850) 973-2848

Auction 6:30 p.m.
Friday September 30th
Mostly new items, 1693 SW
Mosley Hall Rd, Madison. Take
S.R. 14 and bare right, to S.R.
360. We are just past the Fire-
house on right (old CJ Outfit-
ters). Don't miss it!!

Garage Sale
Oct. 1st at Warren Ave. off Captain
Brown Country Club Rd. 8:00am
till. Clothes small & large sizes,
Furniture and Misc.
Yard Sale Oct 1st F
8am 2pm
1597 NE Rocky Spgs
Church Rd.

Church Yard Sale
Sat., Oct. 1st from 8am 12 noon
at First Baptist Church on W. Base
.St., Madison.
(for mission trip)
Yard Sale Galore Saturday, Oct.
1st 8:00 a.m. -until ? Yellow Pine
subdivision follow the signs. Lots
and lots of things, Washer, Dryer,
Entertainment Center, Lazy;. Boy
iBig Man' i Recliner, Living Room
set and more Furniture nitem. Nea
To s, Barbie Things. Tonka To,-'..
DVD ',. \'HS tclassicsi. Collectible
Sport Figunne'-. an, Trading Card.
New Clothes, Used Clothes, Vin-
tage Books and Household Items,
Dishes, Jewelry, Avon Products,
Purses, Lamps, PitlIlv. Christmas
Things, .and Much; Much More.
Come do your Christmas shopping
today! See .'a then. Please, please
Sndoearly birds' Thanks.

Wilkinson Warehouse Sale
We are MOVING!!!
Everything Must Go!
Samurda., Oct. 1st

Doors Open 8am 12 noon
1701 West Gordon Street
Call for direction
S 800-633-2215

Check Engine Light
Bothering You?
Call James at 973-6369, or stop by
149 SW Hudson St. (Oak Estates).

Just in time for hunting season
For. sale 1994 GMC Suburban 4x4,
custom grill & flood lights. Rear
air, has a few dents but runs great.
Blue book 7-8k, will take $5,000
obo 464-0522.

Chief Canoe w/trailer
$500 464-0522

2001 Cadillac Seville SLS
69,000 miles, excellent condition,
one owner, great gas mileage.
$15,500. Call 850-973-8614 or

25lbs. of Clean Bundled
Newspapers $2 each.

Three rental mobile homes in an es-
.tablished trailer park. Current
renters have rented these homes for
approximately three e N.ears Always
pay on time, and take care of house.
$24,000. for all three homes.
Will sign lot rent contract to as-
sure return ofyour investment.,
Call 850-973-6131 or

Fixture Sale
Closed CVS Pharmacy E. Base St.,
Madison, FL. Shelving, Walk-In
Cooler; 2 Door Drink Coler'. 2,
Door Freezers, Counters, Misc Dis-
play Items. For Info call 404-

Dark Wood China Cabinet
6' H x 48" W x 16" D
$100 850M973-8906

Coastal Bermuda
118 rolls all or par
Call for more information
850-97-1-5304 or 850-869-0787

Private Party
Want to buy home site, rural,
land, with or without a house.

Free Puppies

Basset Hound /Mix


Doberman AKC Grand. Champion.
2yr old black female, healthy. Good
for breeding or wonderful watch
dog. Moving-need new home,
$250, 850-673-8275 or ,850-673-
1117 or 850-973-4073.,

2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath mobile
h6me, furnished, utilities includ-
ed. No pets and No kids,
850-973-2504. -



SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2005 10:00 AM

6,000 Feet Of Frontage On Fouw County Roads.
350 Acres Planted Pines From 7to 40 Years Old.
32 Beautiful Small Acreage Tracts Between 5 & 10
Acres in Size. Ideal For Home Sites. Restricted to
Site Built Homes Only No Mobile Homes.
* Excellent 90 Acre Duck Hunting & Fish Pond
* Bountiful Deer, Turkey & Other Game Population
* Well Preserved 1800's Farm House That Would be
An Ideal Hunting Lodge Or Weekend Retreat.
* Will be Offered Divided into 40 Tracts Ranging in
Size From 5 Acres up to 80 Acres
* Buy One Tract, Several Tracts or Entire Property
DIRECTIONS: From 1-"5. Exit 16. Go West One MIle On LIS Hiy. 84 to
Rocky Ford Road. Go Left on Rocky Ford Road 5 Mlles to Knights Ferrn
Road. Turn Right on Knight's Ferry Road 3 Miles To Property On Both
Sides Of The Road. INSPECTION: Inspect the land an) rime on your o% n
or call for an Appointment. OPEN HOUSES: Sun.. Sept. 25, 2 lill 5 pm:
Wed., Oct. 5. 4 1111 6 pm SALE SITE: Georgia Christian School Gymni. 4359'
Dasher Rd. Valdosla, GA
10% Buyer's Premium
FREE Brochure! 229-242-5412 or 800-334-9724
Brochure on Line at Iww sroftsionalanctoneer.comn

Valdost,.Georia ,GL# 10

Cambridge Manor
Apartments designed for Se-
nior's and Disabled. 1 & 2 bed-
rooms, HUD vouchers accepted
Call 850-973-3786 TTY Acs
Equal Housing Opportunity

Martin House
Downtown Madison
1 Large efficiency $275.
1 Large 2 bedroom $450.
Heat & Air, mature responsible.
adults. No children and No pets.
Call 850-578-2781

S'reenville Pointe

S Apartmens

1,2 & 3 BR HC & non-HC acces-
sible apts. HUD vouchrs' accept-
ed. Call 850-948-3036. TDDITTYB
711. 192-NW Greem\ille Pointe
Trail, Greenville, FL 32331.
Equal Housing Opportunity
House for Rent-In Town
.420 W. Bunker St, 3/bd, 2/bth,
$600 month plus deposit. Call
for, more information.
Cell: 423-364-0181.

YFor Rent 3 bedroom. 2 bath no-
bile home on lake. Cheri:, Lake
area. $550 month. '550 secure,
One year lease, adult couple pre-
ferred 850-929-4333.

House for Rent
2bdrm, located in Lee. No children,
no pets. 971-5809. $325 monthly,
$325 deposit.
For Rent
3 bedroom, 2 bath, fireplace on 5
acres, $500 a month, first & securi-
ty Mike 929-9917

Cl-"Routhem qllas of'

oCadison O'partments

HUD vouchers accepted. 1,2, & 3
BR, HC & non-HC accessible apts.
Call 850-973-8582/ TDDTTY 711.,
200 Southern Villas Circle. Nladi-
,on, FL 32340.
Equal Housing Opportunit. .


with state highway tiontage-23
acres, .Corner lots. Front both
Harvey Greene Driie and High-
way 53 South. Natural g'a- line,
8: inch Water main, access to the
city utilities. fire hsdrani. and-
service from two power compa-
nies. Property has eas. access to
1-10, ,ia SR 53 & SR 14. \\ill
build to suit tenant. l

Call Tommy Greene

Pioneer Excavating
& Tractor Services
Land Clearing. Ponds, Stump Re-
moval, Demolition, Road, Mlov. -
ing, Discing, Box-Blading, and
-No Job Too Small-Free Estimates-
Call Paul Kinsley 850-973-6326

Great Bus! ,
2 acre. '..ooded lot near the
\\ ithlacoochee Ri\er. $10..i00 0
Mc\\ illimjns Realit
I, 850-973-h4 sr (.,tiii-356-326ii

Home For Sale
Rt I. Bo'. 3136-S. ladison, FL
iCherry Lake Cro.s Roadsi
I nmle \\est of SR 53 & South of
SR 150, 1,120'sq. ft. 3 bedrooms/
2 baths / 2 acres: Price $28,000 or
make offer. Call $5)-4-'I2-2475

CASH $$ Paid' for land.
acreage, homes or mobile
homes with property. Top
dollar paid. \ ith quick clos-
Call Ben (386) 365-7653

Residential and Biusiness Loans
$30,000 to $300.000.000 *(I
Bad Credit Accepted
Apply Online

Program Coordinator -from
home. Govt. monitored H.S. Ex-
change Student Program is seeking
person to 0orik 'locally with com-
munit\ families, scliool- and for-
eign leen' Background in student
exchange, education or travel. Full
training and international travel op-
portunities. Resume: 1/877-

Hiring Contract Haulers (logs)
Cross City Greenville Hosford
Hiring Driver for Log truck, clean
Class A CDL. Contact Jay at 727-

Work from home/Will train

A Behavioral Health Care Center
is currently seeking the following
position'ocated in Madison Flori-
OPS Menial Health
,ssislant #2249
High School Dipli:.r-na or tti equt a-
letu piioi ps',chi.tric experience
pietened Valid Dri er" license re-.
quired. Shift: ',.riableM.:ndal -
.Counclor #1182
A Master'. Degiee '. ith a major in
ps. icholo:g. .social work, counsel-
nrig or a related human services,
field and three *\ear of related pro-
tessionail experience. Florida li-
censed, clinical social. worker 'or
mental health counselor preferred.,
Shitt. am 5 pm / Monday Fri-
day. .

For more information and a com-
plete listing of available positions:
850-523-3217 or 800-226-2931
Human Resources
2634-J Capital Ciryle N.E.
Tallahassee, Fl
Pre-Hire Drug Screen & FDLE'
background check. An Equal Op-
portunity/ Affirmative Action Em-
ployer. Drug Free Workplace .
Manager- Fast Food. Seeking
highly motivated and enthusiastic
manager to operate Arby's in Madi-
son. Competitive Salary, Bonus,
Paid HolidaN & Va6ation.
Call Gerry at 352/494-752.
Part Time Merchandisers ,
We're Superfridge &"-,e've got a
great PT lob to stock small freezers.
"th Madison & Li'e Oak area'gro-
.cey 't'. .s , Moth L6'hur Flexi-
ble hrs, competitive pay & training
provided. 1-800-733-2999, ext. 601.


Greene Piublishing.- Inc. has
an opening for a News Re-
porter. Should be dependable
with a pleasant personahtN.
Required to have good Jour-
nalistic, skills 'and computer
knowledge. Conumand of thie
English language and its
proper usage a must. Need to'
have your owrn dependable
transportation and practice a
good. work ethic. Apply in
person ONLY at the Madison
County Carrier. Hwy 5.3

Cracker Barrel
Now Hiring
Full, part time employees for Grill.
Cooks, Servers & Dishwashers.
Flexible schedules. weekly pay-
checks, health insurance and other
ereat benefits
Apply in person at the Lake Park
location. 4-114 Timbei Drive.

Needed Immediately !!!
Licensed Security Guards. If you
are currently a licensed, security
guard please call Joe Peavy
850-92-44-- 4'.

Employment Opportunity
Sunset Farm Foods,; Inc.
Quality Assurance Manager

Sunset Farm Foods is looklon for an un-rgetic team player Lx ho i
interested in helping us maintain excellent product quatliy through
proactive system monitoring and improvernenr

Prefer BS degree in Food Science or a related field, with 2 to 5 year
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industry. Effeetiic technical leading and 1ritirng skills, and minterperonal
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;afety reulatino ipertaining to HACCP/SSOP'I.abehingNurnu.tic'c.,
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Funrge benefit piogranm include, health in-a.ince. life inur.ance.
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Call Bonnie: 800-79 3-0953
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Madison Co Health Dept
OPS Interviewing Clerk II
Position #64940007
Front Desk
Qualifications include:
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claims processing. knowledge of
CPT Coding. ICD-9, and medical
terminology are all preferred. Must
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The Health', Start Coaljuon of
Jefferson. Madison. & TalIor
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the tri-county area. Doulas are
women 'ho pro ide supportue
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cruitment for interested \\,omen
Sill be held October 13th at Ipm
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The regular meeting of the City Commission of the City of Madinn. Florida will be held
lTuesday, October 11, 2005 at 5:30 p.m. in City Hall.
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am matter considered of such meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and that for
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made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which tihe appeal is based.

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Suwannee Valley
Humane Society
1156 SE Bisbee Loop
Madison, Florida 32340

Two miles south of Lee off C.R.
255. From 1-10 Exit 262. Take
C.R. 255 north 1/2 mile follow
the signs.
We are a Limited Space
Shelter. (no kill). You must
check with us prior to bringing
in a animal.A drop-off donation
is required, for any animal
brought to the shelter.Our
Hours: Tues. to Sat. 10:00 to
2:00 or by appointment. Visit
our website and see the animals
that need a really good home at
neehs or e-mail us at suwannee-
Lost or Found Pets:
If you have lost a pet or
found one, the humane society
will help you find 'your pet.
Call us at (850) 971-9904 or toll
free at 1-866-236-7812. Leave
a message if we are closed, we
will return your cgall.Remember
to always call your local ani-
mal controls or shelters if you
have a lost or found pet.

We hope to'see you here..
Hours: 9:00 am 2:00pm
Come to shop... and don't
forget to visit our wonderful an-

imals. ready for adoption.
Due to the generous gift of a
new building, we are now able
to accept donations of furni-
ture....and we now have some
nice pieces to sell.
Newspapers and
Aluminum Cans:
We have a recycle newspa-
per bin at 305 Pinewood Dr.
just west of Johnson's Appli-
ance/Radio Shack. We also col-
lect aluminum cans to recycle,,
just bring them to the shelter.
All the money goes to-help the
homeless animals. :
Featured Animals
For Adoption
2849 CHEETAH Seven
month old Black and White Fe-
male. Queen of the jungle?
Well, not really. Much too tiny,
Much too sweet, and Much too
much a dog!.. This little girl is
shy and just a little afraid of be-
ing in a new home. A Jack Rus-
sell mix she is bright as a new
penny, just needs a little TLC.
2847 -STACEY Ten week
old Black and Brown Female.
She is absolutely adorable. Not
just looking, but in her person-
ality as well. Just the right mix
of bouncy puppiness and in-
tense sweetness.
2227 HEIDI Two year old
Black Female. If one wished
for around- the- clock entertain-
ment matched with high intelli-
gence could they do better? I
think not. This dog is a charmer
and aims to please, which she

most certaljni does.
2839 BOOGER Sesen
month old Black and White
Male. Around here the shout
goes up, "Here comes Booger!"
That means this funny, lovable
fellow is on his way to get his
share of love and petting, and a
cookie too, if you please.
2800 GEORGE One year
old Brown and White Male..
This young man is as handsome
as any fellow you've seen in
this lifetime. His beautiful
brown eyes gaze serenely intp
your soul and if you came in'
with a heart, he'll steal it.
2853 PEACHES Four'
week old Orange Female. Not
old enough to. go home with
you, Peaches and her sister,
Shelley, and brother, Toby, will
be ready for new homes soon,
neutered and spayed and with
all their shots. So come and
meet them and put a deposit
down on the girl or boy of your
2822 ERNIE Three month
old Orange Male. This flaming
sunset of a cat is. ready for a
home and a family, where the
beds are soft and the grub is
good. He looks at the world
With a benevolent eye and you
have a chance to give him what
his heart desires.
2807 TRIGGER One and a
half year old Tabby Male. Oh,
what a guy! He is as busy (and
as important) as a CEO and al-
ways looking for something

else to get into. If an indepen-
dent spirit appeals to you. if an
infectious personality is nght
up your alley, come and meet
2776 TANSY-' Six month old
Tortoise-shell Female. With a
saucy look and a, sly-puss air of
mystery Tans' faces life with-
out fear of failure. She knows
she's adorable; she knows the
right person' is on their way to
take her home. ..and she's just
hanging around waiting for it to
2798 MASON Four month
old Gray (%with a striped chest
and back of head) Male. One
precious member of a trio of
gray kitties who get prettier and
cuter with every passing day.
They'd love a visit, so when
you .yisit us....for the yard sale
maybe? sure to meet Ma-
son and company.
BOBO A white, with black
spots on his belly and black
eyes Chihuahua/Terrier mix
Male. A year and a half old,
with a green collar. Not
neutered. Friendly, healthy, an-
swers to his name. Lost near
Rte. 129 and 138th St south of
Live Oak about a week or two
ago. Call 386-362 3662.
STINKY Light Brown Lab
mix spayed Female. About
twelve years old; bright pink
collar. Lost on Bluff Way, in
Madison. Call: 850-971-4347
ROWDY Black Lab Male

Siih onlh three legs. Black
Collar ith his name and Dr
Jackson on it. Friendly. Lost
off Hwy 100 and Rte. 27 be-
tween Branford and High
Springs. Call .352?-3310--4723.

We have many more kittens:
and cats, that are sp.:lped or
neutered., wormed, Fel. luk
tested, rabies shots. Adoption
$50.00 The SuwMannee Valley.
Humane Society Dependh on,
adoptions foi AVAILABLE
ARE $50.00 Which IN-
CLUDES, spa /ileuter.,
rabies,boosters, dewbrming fe-
line ltek/heartworm testing .

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

"It Isn't Paradise...But It Is Madison County"

Dear Editor
Once the sun gets close to the horizon, the temperature
starts falling, and a cool breeze floats across Lake Francis. The
joggers, walkers and cyclists appear and then they start their
evening exercises. It is a quiet time, almost magical, everyone
has their own reasons for doing the physical workout. It just
doesn't look like a workout. Everyone is happy, waving "hello"
to anyone who passes by. They continue to do this until the sun
is gone and the night takes over.
Garrison Keillor once said "There aren't many people
around Lake Wobegone that like to run." That's probably true
since people in Minnesota don't like much of anything unless its
cold. Things are different here, In Madison, Florida our Lake
Francis has a mystical allure that attracts young and old, each
morning and evening for their daily constitution. They run for
the fun of it.
Lake Francis has other attractions besides the health freaks

that run around the lake everyday. Ducks with attitudes. They
strut around the greenbelt quacking as though they are being in-:
terfered with. The mama duck out front leading her duckettes
to the water is always watchful for animals and humans getting.
in the way.
I've seen a lot of folks fishing around the lake but I have
never seen anyone catch one. Has anyone ever caught a fish
there? Even the herons, egrets, and turtles are hard pressed on'
finding fish in Lake Francis. It is safe to say that any (reel) real,
fishermen are not getting any keepers here.
During the noon hour people bring their brown bags and
park under the many shade trees and eat. Some come there for
a rendevous. Most folks just come to relax and eat their lunch.
They wait until they hear the church bells reminding them that
lunch time is over and they must return to work.
Who can forget the Fourth of July when all of Madison
County gathers around the shores of Lake Francis to w atch the

fireworks. Kids running all o er the place. lawn chairs scattered
around like wild flowers, and everyone having fun. Cold beer,
cokes, loud,music, both country and hip hop, teens driving
around the lake x ith the radio turned up to the last level-the lake
has come alive. A church group gave out miniature flags and
someone in a pickup truck \ as gi ing a ay bottles of water.
While there was no brass band playing marching music it did
not dampen the atmosphere. You couldn't pay money and have
more enjoyment that you received from the picnic of the year at
Lake Francis. .
I hear one person say "It isn't paradise, not even close, but
it is Madison and we enjoy living here and lake Francis makes
it even better, however, I don't think I would drink the water."
If I left anything out it is because I had to leave,. It is time
for my dail\h xxalk around the lake-see you there.

Jerry Grable

The New Guy's Guide To Madison County

I am new to your beautiful
Madison County and there are
a lot of things I don't know
and I want to find out about so
while dri\ ing around Madison'
County 'what I saw was a
beautiful sight from Live Oak
trees dripping with Spanish
moss, rolling farmland and
cattle grazing. What is that
small w hite bird following be-
hind the cattle? He looks like
an egret but why is he in a

A Heart



.I : feel as if I owe an apolo-
gy to my readersI.fir the.last.
few columns I've rittenri. I
haven't been feeling well and
I feel as if my writing ability
has been lacking.
I've been a busy man late-
ly. I've had a fewv problems of
my own that I had to deal with
and I think that they have been
taken care of. If they're not, I
know that God has a plan for-
my life and He will work
things out in His own time.
I have been taking a Dale-.
Carnegie course on Thursday
evenings. The class has been a
blessing in a lot of ways. It has
helped me increase my confi-
dence as a public speaker. Lis-'
tening to folks share lessons
learned in life has also
touched me. I howled with
laughter as 'Mel Roberts
shared his experience of jump-
ing out of an airplane. I have
been touched as Alex Seaircy
and her mother, Vivian, shared
their experiences when Jini
Searcy had to have a, liver
'Last Thursday, I shared
stories about my two best
friends, wvho also happen to be
in the class with me. I also
shared how hard a time I have
being a true friend. I shared
with the class that I wanted to*
have a heart like Jesus. He was
around the same 12 friends for
three years..They ate together,
they camped together, they
walked down dusty roads and
sailed stormy seas together.
Not only could Jesus hear
what the disciples said to.Him.
He could read their minds.
At the Last Supper, Jesus
did something that the lowliest
of servants usually did. He
took a towel and wrapped it
around His waist and then
Took a bowl of water and
washed His disciples' feet. He
not only washed' the feet of
John and James, He also
washed Judas' feet, even
though He. knew what Judas,
would do-to Him. Why did He,
do it? Because He loved him.
If I have one desire in life,'
it's to have a heart like Jesus
and love everyone as He did.

Most egrets feed on water
animals but. this white bird
with the gold crest I found out
is a cattle egret and he eats in-
sects. What a help these
egrets are to the local farmers
as they eat 2 to 3 insects per
minute. A bird can eat more
than 600 crickets and
grasshoppers a da\. The cattle
egret is no bird brain he knows
if he follows a tractor or a
steer that more insects will be
stirred up and he won't ha\e

to hunt and peck as often. The
egret can reduce his food hunt
by 30 percent by this action
and he will get 50 per cent
more dinner %w ith less effort..
The cattle egret or Bubul-
,cus, the scientific niame, was
mostly found ini tropical
Africa about a century ago.
Ho%% did this old world bird
get to America, did people
bring them over? Ornitholo-
gist (bird zoology) figured out
that the trade winds could

We All Need Friends
Dear Editor, .' That hand is m\ hand.
With all the sadness in the world, we all need
friends. \Ve might just need someone to hold our When you feel, you need two',arms to
hands or give us a hug. sometimes we need gi e 5ou the biggest hug that you have ever
someone to cr\ w ith us or laugh w xith us. Some- had, just knowt you ha\e two arms read) and
times that friend is closer than we think. Just alxxays willing to hug and hold you for as
know: there is someone out there that w ill be there- long as you need.'
foir ou no matter w\ hat. True friends don't judge 'Those two. arms are my arms.
your decisions they support them.
... ,,.. .... .. v. W hen you need'a shoulder to make all
Written by Diaiua Ham To a special friend wet with your teris, just kilow' 'y6u 'hav'
your choice of two or you can'just have
JUST KNOW them both.

When you are down and sad, just know
you have a hand that you can reach out for.

Those tw
When yc

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/o shoulders are my shoulders.,
u'ineed an ear to talk into and
get all of your problems and
frustrations off of your
chest, just know you have
your choice of two ears or
you can just have them both.
Those two ears are my
If you ever need some tears
because you have already
cried all of your tears, just
know you have over a zil-
lion tears in: reserve.
Those tears are my, tears.

If you ever need a smile be-
cause you somehow seem to
have lost yours, .just know
you always seem'to have one
'in reserxe.. '
That smile is miy ~mile.

If you ever need a friend,
one who will, nexer cease,
one you will alw ay s listen
more than talk, one who will
always loxe and care for you
no;,matter what, just knowx
you always have one..
That friend is me'.

Christopher' Robert
Michael Joseph Geotz--
Unknown charge, worthless
Earl Dewayne Davis--
Criminal registration
Lewis Wayne Adams--
Possession of drug parapher-
nalia, possession of marijua-
na less than 20 grams
David Gerome Fead--
Petit theft .
Jarrett Dominic Ca-ii
nion, Sr.--DWLSR or can-

bring an egret across the ocean
in about 40 hours from Africa
,t6 South America. In the
1930's it is though that a num-
ber of egrets did just that so a'
colony got started in South
America. B) the .mid 20th
century the birds had flow n up

9/24/05 .
Janice L. Davis--Crimi-
nal mischief
Tommy Lee Christian,
Jr.-LDWLSR or cancelled
Mac Benjamin James--
William Bernard Fudge-
Joseph Martin Haag--
Unknown charge
Alonzo Erwin McCast-
er--Carrying a concealed
firearm or weapon, DWLSR
:or cancelled, possession of a
firearm by a convicted
felon, possession of mari-

to Florida.
Next time you pass a field
or see cattle grazing appreci-
ate Madison County's own
free and natural insect con-
troller. the cattle egret. I sure
Chris Wallace

Daisies To Our Hospital People;
Darts To Non-Compassionate Hearts
Throwy out- his offer to fill up her
bunches of daisies to .c ar %%ith gas so she
the staff and physi- could go? If xe
cians at Madison ,, hME Christians treat

Country MNemori-
al 'Hospital. We
have been here
for four da's
while my mother .
has been ill. We he C
couldn't ha\e .
created more
caring nurses
'and CNAs. and
.the physicians
. and,the,CATaTsan..
guy have ,been so thoroughi
and patient with us. Even the
cleaning staff has made us feel
That we are not intruding on
their time or energy.,
Daisies to Madison Coun-1
ty for having a local hospital. I
can't imagine how I would
have fared having to drive
back and forth to6 Valdosta or
Tallahassee during this past
week. And the idea that I
would have to go that distance,
to an emergency room? Pre-
posterous! My thanks to the,
taxpayers and the people who
keep it going. It really matters.
Heart-piercing dats' to
people who call ihemseles
Christian but do not show
compassion. My sister called
her boss (a preacher) Sunday
morning to tell him that her
mother x\as in the hospital and
she needed to come down,
here. He agreed for her to
come if she would spend Sun-
,day morning d6ing a couple of
da s' office work ahead.
She did, and she .came.
Where was. the compassion in
this pastor? Wh\N didn't he say,
"You go ahead. We'll take care.
of the newsletter." Where was.

our employees
%%kith such hard
hearts, how can
w'e % s itne ss to the,
crying world
ad around us?
ing Darts to
Sir smokers who
laugh when they
make someone
else uncomfort-
l&'" it rea ersr
.stink- cloud.
Large fields of daisies to
the custodial staff at the high
school. They have made this
place look so good, and they
continue to it every
day. They do not give a "lick
and a promis.e.
Daisies to the folks who
send me information for the:
Gatepost colunin. Some veeks
I would have no news if it
weren'tt for faithful and help-
ful readers.
Garbage-dump darts to
you if toss your heavy sacks
tox ard the dunipster. then just
dive off if you miss. Come
on. people: pick up after your-
Daisies to the county col-
lection crews who clean upIso
niicely after we leave such a
mess at the dumpsites. They
deserve a raise.,
Daisies to the Tox, n of
Madison for budgeting anoth-
er firefighter for the FD. I be-
lieve it will help get assistance
to scenes faster at night( (when
most fires occur).
Daisies-to you if you have
helped somebody feel., good
about themselves today.

juana less than 20 grams, re-
sisting an officer without vi-
Newton Mark Gordie--
DWLSR or cancelled
Jhonaton Perez Ro-
driguez--No valid or expired
.drivers license
Otto Bernard Williams--
Order revoking bond or
ROR, resisting an officer
without violence
Carl Anthony Morrell--
VOP (circuit)
Nicholas Vargas--VOP
Kenneth Allen Riley,
Jr."-VOP (circuit)

Madison County...

Jail Report



The Madison Enterprise-Recorder 3A

September is the month
for a number of celebrations
related to nutrition and health.
Each week, I've featured a dif-
ferent topic. This week it's
National Cholesterol Educa-
tion Month and the National
Heart, Lung and Blood Insti-
tute want you-to know there is
much you can do to take con-
trol of your health and lower
your cholesterol level.
All Americans, regardless
of age, gender or whether or
not coronary heart disease has
been diagnosed, need to keep
their cholesterol levels down.
Planning and cooking
meals aimed at reducing blood
cholesterol does not have to be
complicated. Begin by choos-
ing fish, poultry, and lean cuts
of meat, and remove the fat
and skin before eating. You
can eat up to six ounces per
day. Cut down on high-fat
meats such as processed cold
cuts, organ meats, bacon and
Instead of butter, use tub
or liquid margarine or liquid
vegetable oils high in poly and
monosaturated fats. The softer
the margarine, the more untat-
urated it is. Softer margarine
,are also less likely to contain
"trans" fats, which appear to
raise blood cholesterol, but not
as much 'as saturated fat.
Check the nutrition labels at
the store, "trans" fat. must be
identified not all fats are
equal. Use all fats and oils
Eat egg yolks only in
moderation. Egg whites con-
tain no fat or cholesterol and
can be eaten often. :In most
recipes, substitute two egg
whites for one whole egg.
Many store bought pack-
aged foods are high in saturat-
ed fats. Read product labels
and choose products that are
lowest in saturated fat, total fat
and cholesterol. Baked goods
have been developed that con-
tain very little saturated fat and
no cholesterol. But keep in
mind that they still may be
high in calories .. Here
are a few points the National
Heart, Lung and Blood Insti-
tute want you to remember:
Take control. Know
your cholesterol number Be
an active partner with your
healthcare professional in get-
ting and keeping it in control.
Take control of your gro-
cery shopping. Read food la-
bels Choose foods low in sat-
urated fat and cholesterol.
Take control of portion
sizes. Learn what one ser' ing
or one portion looks like.
Take control of your
weight. Aim for a healthy
Take control of your re-
frigerator. Stock it w ith fresh
fruits, vegetables, and low-fat
or fat-free dairy foods.
Take control of your ac-
tivity level. Do moderate phys-
ical activity like brisk walk-
ing for at least 30 minutes on
most, and preferable all days
of the week. No time? Do
three 10 minute segments on
as many days as you can.
For more information on
lowering your cholesterol lev-
el, contact the Madison Coun-
ty Extension Office.

The word is "impromptu." I
walked into a public high school class
today, to do some interviews and take
a few photos. Before I knew what was
happening, I was the "visiting guest
speaker." I was introduced as someone
who gets his name in the newspaper.
Ninth graders were listening tell
how I became a writer. I am still won-
dering about that myself.
They asked questions. They were
polite and attentive. They are, the fu-
This was a class in which students
learn things by using newspapers.
They take stories and read them over
and come to conclusions.
I was blunt and to the point. I told

them to read. I said they of money. Books must have
should read more than jus t been around awhile be-
the menu at the local fore they are classics.
burger place. I told I told them I got.
them the new TV bored with the endless
show about old ball pages of descriptions
games has a stupid ti- in| The Last of the Mo-
tle. There is no such hicans. I told them
thing as an "Instant .- about Nazi propagan-
Classic." Ball games, da and how lies can be
books, and cars are M oore.:, told in print as well as.
not classics instantly. the truth can be.
An auto must be 20 .. &Q And I told them to
years old before it gets think for themselves,
an antique license tag. to ask questions.,
Furniture must be 75- They listened, They
100 years old before are already learning the
folks think it is special and worth lots difference between news and opinion.

If they really grasp this, they will be
ahead of many in America.
I told them about deadlines, and
x% writing sports stories late at night with
minutes to spare. I don't know what
impression I made, or what they will
remember, but they seemed interested.
Maybe those of us who are adults
could learn some lessons here. We can
all be polite. We can all learn the dif-
ference between editorial writing and
news writing. We can all read good
books, especially those that ha\ e been
around awhile. We can learn to read
and to discern. And perhaps some of
these students and more adults will
write with clarity and honesty.
Thanks, kids.

, 01n81 n & leanne Firk Madison Chamber of Commerce In
Shannon &. "" ":, -:n"""o .W':: ."" : c

Have Bouncing Baby Boy
Good morning it is a good morn- "
ing here but we are writing this as Rita
is bearing down on the Texas
coast. Again we're watching
with disbelief as officials make
unwise decisions traffic is being
stifled as people are following or-
ders to evacuate so why in the w
name of sense aren't they open-
ing up most all of the traffic lanes pu' n
so they can move? That's what
Jacksonville did. We would con-
sider it an emergency situation if
it took ten hours to travel 9 miles
plus using lots of precious fuel
and in Texas heat.
Oh, well anyone can be a Monday morning quarterback sit-
ting in the comfort of one's armchair several hundred miles
away from the scene of disaster. So we will return to topics
about which we at least know something, as follows.
,Congratulations l to Shannon and Leanne' Wirick, who on
Tuesday tlie 13th became proud parents of a bouncing' (9
pounds +) baby boy.
Congrats also to Cheryl's father Joe who just turned ,.u
On the weekend of the 17th Dick and Cheryl's home overflowed,
with friends and relatives bringing gifts -and best wishes.
Guests included Cheryl's sister and family from Orlando among
all Joe's children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Also
present was Beth Hooker and family, Beth Holcomb and family
and Denatta Iott, all of whom had become invaluable friends
during Joe's ill health. Cheryl said Joe was so excited he was
beaming to be the center of so much fun.
A "caravan" consisting of two RVs and a towed Jeep re-
cently returned from a month-long cross-country trip. James
and Ila Bell, chauffeured by son Eddie, were in one, while Bud-
dy and Ann Sapp occupied the other. Along the way, the group
parked the RVs in parks and took day trips by Jeep.. First big
stop was Branson, Missouri, there to-Dodge City and a ride in an
amphibian duck; Colorado Springs, Pike's Peak and the Rocky
Mountains taking time out there for a visit with their daughter
Debbie; the national parks of Utah; the Black Desert above
Reno; Las Vegas; the Red Rock Canyon and the Valley of Fire;
then to New Mexico; Madonna, Arizona; and the. north rim of
the Grand Canyon; the Coral Sand Dunes; and then to Amarillo.
Texas and Wichita Falls.
They saw the Valley of God :in Utah; visited the Four Cor-
ners where Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico and Nevada come
together there was an Indian Market (like a flea market) there
and they caught 13 rainbow trout at Bruce Lake in Estes Park,
Colorado. While in Nevada, they saw many wild mustangs,
longhorn sheep, and elk.
After experiencing some gas shortage and seeing lots of the
storm damage from Katrina, they started home but took a detour
to the state park at Ft. Gaines,Ga. Ila's summation to' their trip
was that they all had a great time but that she had seen enough
mountains and canyons to last a, lifetime plus 6,000 miles of
The Kinseys are rejoicing over the birth of great-grandson
Shay Christopher Kinsey, born Tuesday morning. Shay is the
son of Shannon and Courtney. Shannon is the son of Abe and
Ann. Congratulations!
Three big events occurred on Monday John and Sandy
Ryan opened the Holy Smoke barbecue restaurant (in the former
Archie's); the Town of Lee Councit placed its final stamp of ap-
proval on the 2005-2006 budget; and a huge crowd enjoyed the
Chamber of Commerce' annual legislative breakfast held in the
college dining room with food prepared by Farm Bureau as only,
they can. We really enjoyed the breakfast and were impressed
by Senators Argenziano and Lawson and Representative
Kendrick's talks on the intricacies of governmental affairs and,
also on the quality of questions asked from the floor
The Kent family reunion was held Sunday in the Lee Busi-
ness Complex, an event enjoyed by 55 people. Everyone had a
great time enjoying good food, fun and reminiscences.
For your prayer list this week both Howard and Frank
Donaldson; Herb and Mary Spaulding; Walter Belle Doyle;
Myrtice Payne; Kathleen Welch; Dot Thompson; Felton Al-
mand; Gail Carter; Mrs. Jake (Dot) Johnson who is a patient at
South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta, and Cheryl's fa-
ther, Joe.
Be sure to call Cheryl 971-5867 if you are interested in
sports. Soccer and football is on schedule at the new Ben Blair
Park in addition to softball, basketball and tennis at the town hall
and wrestling will soon be added.
We sincerely hope all storms will be in our past when you
hear from us again arrivederci!

Partnership With Greene Publishing
In an attempt to better communi- We il lbe providing more informa-
cate v ith our members and the tlon on the different commit-
public in general. the Greater tees, along vith their meeting
Madison Chamber of Com- schedules. Everyone who has,
merce, in partnership with our aan interest in helping to set the
newest member. Greene Pub- path for our community is en-
,s/in.' %%ill be bringing ou a couraged to participate. For
monthly column to discuss ..,.-'.N.,* more infonnmation. contact the
current issues xith the Cham- Chamber at 973-27'88 or e-
ber of Commerce, Madison am l mail nme at par01od@madison-
County De6elopment Council,
and the' Tourist Development CHAMBER OF' CONIM-
Council. MERCE: The Chamber Board
These three organizations of Directors meets on the third
are formed to support, pro- Monday of each month and
mote, and assist our communi- most recently met on Monday,
ty in a variety of ways. All three September 19, 2005. The Cham-
are actively pursuing their goals and appreciate ber serves the community and local businesses
the input of the community to help set the pri- in a variety of ways. such as the recent Legisla-
orities and identify the needs. tive Breakfast, Senior Citizens Council benefit,
TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL: Member Director., \ebsite. and special corn-
The last meeting was held on Thursday, Sep- munirt events such as the Four Freedoms Fes-
tember 8, 2005 at 4:00 p.m. in the Courthouse ti\al. We also serve as a source of technical as-
Annex. The TDC is currently researching either distance for our members and to communicate
leasing or purchasing a billboard on I-10,to en- the needs of local business to local, state, and
courage travelers to exit and explore Madison federal government officials. The Chamber is
County. They recently approved a grant to already beginning -to plan'for the upcoming
NFCC to assisting advertising for the upcoming Four Freedoms Festival and appreciates your
Ra) Charles festival and assisted ICAN in pro- support and assistance. Other projects in the,
moving the Gospel Blast 2005 held in Lee dtir- works are the Chamber's annual dinner and
ing the Labor Day Weekend. meeting scheduled for early November. the
MADISON COUNTY DEVELOPMENT 2006 Golf Challenge, scheduled for February
COUNCIL: The last regular meeting was Sep- or March, and updating/revising the Chamber
tember 6, 2005 at 10:00 at the Extension Of- website. We are also working, on providing
fice. A major project for the MCDC right now web page room on our site to small business
is re-visiting the Vision 2010 process that be- members who tnay benefit from "piggy-back-
gan in. 1997 and culminated in Madison receiy- ing" on an existing site.
ing designation as a Champion Community. The Chamber has several Board members
The MCDC is w working with residents, as well scheduled to rotate off the Board. Any Chain-
as local governments and educational leaders to ber member interested in ser' ing on the Board
review the goals previously set. and to update of Directors is encouraged to contact the
and add goals as needed. Several committees Chamber Office at 973-2788., ,
are being formed to plan and implement goals
in areas such as education. economic develop- Chamber website: \w
ment, government, housing, recreation. etc. TDC website: wxw.madisonfla com.

By Jacob Bembry

What's your favorite part of the

local newspaper to read?


~ I

Tony Hughey:
I enjoy reading the com-
munity news to keep up
with what others in the
community are up to.

Mary Helen
I enjoy reading the new
insert, the Path of Faith,
because it has church and
community news.

Jim Taylor:
I enjoy Mrs. Mary'
Ellen's column the most
but I don't just like one
section. I enjoy all of it.

'Brian Sanderson:
I enjoy reading the Pul-
pit, so I can see what oth-
er pastors are writing
about and maybe get
some ideas for sermons.

Bill Maher;
I enjoy reading the Path
of Faith.`

Cindy Thomas:
I enjoy reading the front
page, headlines in the

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Friday, September 30, 2005

Disaster Relief Benefit Barbecue To Be Held Saturday, Oct. 1

The Brotherhood of the Pine Grov* Baptist Church is spon-
soring a barbecue pork and chicken dinner on Saturdai. Oct. 1
from 6-8 p.m. Barbecue will be provided by David Sindt and
the men of the church to eat in or take out. Special guests will
be Gene and Geraldine Stokes of the Middle Florida Baptist As-

sociation and disaster relief workers from the area who have re-
cently been assisting hurricane victims in Mississippi. Pictures
of the relief teams in action will be shown in the fellowship hall,
and volunteers will share their stories of the relief efforts.
The Pine Grove Baptist Church is located at 4084 Rocky

Ford Road, four miles north of Madison. Pastor Phil Heard in-
vites everyone to come by and share some good food and fel-
lowship, and to make a contribution to the relief efforts of the
Middle Florida Baptist Association and the Florida Baptist Con-
vention. For more information call him at 973-3362.


By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Each week, the Madison Enterprise-Recorder is faaturinL a spot
ihghi on Personnel Development Services (fombr.crly ihe tladison-
Jefferson Association of Retarded Citizens) and MCHS's ESE
transition program.
Shoppers at CVS will find a helpful person at the
counter when Mario Hodge is working.
Mario, who is a senior at Madison County High School,
works part-time at CVS and, when asked ho\\ he liked
% working there, he answered, "I love it."
Mario is a student in MCHS' High School High Tech pro-
gram, which is coordinated by Mary Coody. His fa\ onte part of
the program is developing PowerPoint presentations.
Melissa Burke, a Personnel Development Services Employ -
ment Specialist was instrumental in getting the job
at CVS for Hodge.
Mario said that Burke and Coody have
been every helpful since he has begun work-
ing at CVS.
"I can always ask them questions and
they can help me solve the problem," he not-

flae oubeu trnd ow
fo oca ScriyorSIs
Nee helwihyuape'

kario T-TrHode

Mario plans
;to be an Apple technician in the future and he plans to attend ITT
Technical School.
If you would like information on Personnel Development Ser-
vices and the options it offers, please call Burke or Karen Pen-
nington at 973-4614.
Reporter Mike Moore contributed to this article.

Nesti Waters To Hold Job ir

Company Plans to Hire 25-30 Additional Employees

Nestl6 Waters North
America invites job seekers,
from. Madison County and
surrounding communities to.
attend a job fair on Saturday,,
October 1st, from 8 a.m. until
12 p.m. at the Nestl6 Waters
Madison County bottling fa-
cility on Hawthorn Road in
Lee. Job fair participants
will have the chance to meet

Nestle Waters to Hold Job Fair October 1
Nestl6 has immediate openings at its Madison County bottling facility.
Opportunities are available for flexible and self-motivated
individuals seeking careers in logistics, quality assurance, production
and maintenance.
Come to the Nestle Waters job fair being held this Saturday, October 1st,
from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the Madison bottling facility to find out if
you are qualified for one of these positions.
Nestle Waters offers great pay and an outstanding benefits package
that includes health and dental insurance along with a 401K and
profit-sharing plans.
Join us on October 1 and take the first step toward a challenging and
rewarding future with Nestl6 Waters. Applications will be available at the
job fair (directions below).

From 1-10: Take exit 262 North
through the town of Lee to SR 6.
Turn East (RIGHT) for approx.
3 miles to Hawthorn Road. Look for the /
ft Park .ign. Turn RIGHT on Hawthorn
Road and fofoW the Olgn to the parking area.
From 1-75: Take eft 460 turn West approx. 15 miles.

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company representatives,
learn more about working
Nestl6 Waters and apply
for one of several positions
opening soon.
Opportunities 'are avail--
able for flexible and self-mo-
tivated indi\ iduals seeking,
careers in administration, lo-
gistics, quality assurance,

production, and maintenance.
With 'wages starting at $11
.per hour for production posi-
tions, Nestle Waters offers
competitive pay and a bene-
fits. package that includes
medical, dental and vision
coverage; a 40.1K plan with
matching contributions; med-
ical and dependent care re-
serves and vacation and prof-
it sharing.
Individuals who share the
company values of honesty.
respect, integrity, teamwork
aand achievement, and have a
strong work ethic and good
past work history w ill receive
special consideration.. The
646,000 square foot water
bottling facility is expected to
employ more than 200 people
once it reaches full capacity.
The Nestle Waters Madi-
son bottling facility is located
at 690 NE Hawthorn Road,
off State Road 6, just west of
Blue Springs State Park. For
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September 30
Singles Dance Party, host-
ed by Positive Christian Sin-
gles, every Friday at 8:30 p.m.
at 1650 River Street (1/4 mile
east of Sam's Club), Valdosta.
DJ plays country, oldies and
rock and there are also dance
mixers and karaoke. For more
information, call 229-242-
October 4, 11, 18 & 25
A.A. Meetings are held every

Tuesday at 12:00 noon at the
St. Vincent DePaul "Social
Hall" located at N.W. Meeting
Ave. in Madison.
October 1, 8 & 15
Free Group Diabetes Classes.
Time will be 9:00 to 11:00
a.m. each class day. Held at
Madison County Extension
Office, 902 College Drive,
Madison. To register for any
one or all the classes and more
information please call Madi-

Thank You Madison County
Thank you Madison County, area churches, Red Cross, Po-
lice Department, schools, various clubs and organizations, and
everyone who contributed in any way to Katrina's victims. We
really appreciate your concern and generosity in helping the
Hurricane Katrina victims. My grandchildren and their family
were among those who escaped Katrina's wrath with only their
lives. Their home in Gulfport, MS was destroyed, and only a
few belongings could be retrieved after the storm was over.
They have now relocated in this area, because of concerned
Madison County citizens like you who went out of their way to
help the hurricane survivors. I think I speak for all the Hurricane
Katrina victims when I say, "Thank you form the bottom of my
heart, and God Bless You All."
Ann and Phil Olan

Thank God for all of His love, kindness, grace and forgive-
ness, and our salvation. For His attending to each of our many
needs, concerns, and prayers. For touching our hearts, and the
hearts of so many others in our community! The, list is endless
and there are so many.
Let us first start by thanking:
God Almighty for His Love and Compassion; Dr. Eric Rost
and his staff for all of their efforts ad kindness; Mt. Olive Bap-
tist Church and congregation; Sirmans Baptist Church and con-
gregation; Bellville Baptist Church and congregation; Faith
Baptist Church and congregation; Fel low0 ship Primitive Baptist
Church and Congregation; Beggs Funeral Home and staff; The
Rosery Florist; Farmnners Furniture; All of our neighbors and
friends who donated food, dishes, drinks, supplies and also
chairs, tables, kind words, tears, prayers, hugs, occasional shoul-
ders, smiles and sympathy and all of the flowers and cards.
Special thanks to Brother Greg Ragans and Brother Johnnie
Many thanks to all of you! And may God bless each one
The Family of Travis Aubrey Grimes
Eloise Grimes and Leon Beck
Angela Grimes
Darlene Doty and family
Jim Perry Grimes II and family
Tonia Grimes and family

Asa Pittman
Joins ValdostaMemonrals.comn
Asa is a Memorial Designer
serving Madison and
surrounding communities.
Asa graduated from Madison
Highi in 1980. He is the son of
Kirk & Marguerite Pittman of
Call Asa for a personal,
no obligation, free home consultation.
Direct: 229.249.5939 Main: 888.978.2883
Email: offers more than 100,000 color
and design options with home consultations and the
largest online selection.

son County Health Depart-
ment at 973-5000, extension
October 1
New Antioch AME
Church Paulbarrel Lodge # 4
is asking all members to meet
at 10:00 a.m.
October 1
Sevor Cousins Family Re-
union to be held at Pinetta
Baptist Church Fellowship
Hall, NE Colin Kelly Hwy.,
Pinetta from 10 a.m.- until.
Please bring a covered dish
and one item for the Family
Auction Table. Something for
October 1
A free group diabetes
class will be held from 9-11
a.m. at the Madison County
Extension Office in Madison.
This week's topic will be on
medications, blood glucose
monitoring, foot care and com-
plications. To register, call the
Madison County Health De-
partment at 973-5000 Ext. 112.
October 2 5.
There will be a revival at
Faith Baptist Church. Sunday)
October 2 service held at 11:00
a.m. and nightly at 7 p.m. The
speaker will be Larry Law.
Faith Baptist Church is located
at 1135 E. U.S. 90 in Madison.
There will be special music
each night. A nursery will be
provided. If you have any

Power Bills
Cont'd from Page IA
Tampa. It operates a coal-fired
power plant in Putnam County
in North Florida.
Progress Energy serves
about one and one-half million
customers throughout Florida,
and 3,834 users in Madison
County. Tri-County has about
17,000 total customers, with
6,500 of these in Madison
County. '
"We believe the. higher
electric bills are due to the in-
creased use of electricity during
the hot summer months," said
Progress Energy spokesman C.
J. Drake.
Drake went on to say fuel
costs for Progress Energy are
set by January 1 of each year.
The utility files a fuel cost ad-
justment with the Public Ser-
vice Commission every year in
the fall and new prices take ef-
fect on the, January 1 date. The
increase this year will be $553.3
Progress Energy customers
have been concerned by an item
on their bills called "demand
charge." PE officials say this is
a way.of keeping the cost down,
that a computer makes adjust-,
ments to the bill. Tri-County
lists an amount under "power
cost adjustment" and says this
reflects the higher fuel cost.


questions, please contact
Brother Rusty Bryan at 973-
October 7
,Aucilla Christian Acade-
my will be .celebrating Home-
coming Week. This week cul-
minates with the Friday night
football game and the crown-
ing of the homecoming queen
at halftime. The Warriors will

Lorene K. Renfroe
Lorene K. Renfroe, age
88, died Sunday, September
25, 2005 in Dowling Park,
Funeral services will be
10:00 a.m. Saturday, October
1, 2005 at Beggs Funeral
Home, Madison Chapel. with
burial in Macedonia Cemetery
Madison. The family will re-
ceive friends' Friday, Septem-
ber 30 from 7-9 p.m. at the Fu-
neral Home.
She was born in Samson,
Alabama, and moved to Madi-
son in 1995 from Tarpon
Springs, Florida. She was a
Christian and a member of
Tarpon Springs Church of
God. She was a homemaker
and loved to raise horses.
One son, Travis Renfroe
and wife Barbara, of Madison,
survive her. Four grandchil-
dren Greg, Daren and Shane
Renfroe of Madison, and
Tonya Adams ,of Ft. Worth
TX., and six great grandchil-
dren, Dallas : Adams, A.J.
Adams, Luke Adams, T.J.
Renfroe, J.J. Renfroe, and Tan-
ner Renfroe.
She was preceded in death
by her husband, Oliver J. Ren-

host Oak Hall, with kick off
scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
Yard Sale at Pinetta Unit-
ed Methodist Church from
8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Bake goods and lots of
other items. All proceeds will
be used for local missions jrid
needs of the church.
October 8
The old cotton gin engine,
located on South Range Street,

will be run from 9 a.m. until 12
noon, the public is invited.
October 8
A free group diabetes
class will be held from 9-11
a.m. at the Madison County
Extension Office in Madison.
This week's topic will be on
diabetes overview, psycholo-
gy, exercise and recipe. ideas.
To register, call the Madison
County Health Department at
973-5000 Ext. 112.

Congratulations &

Welcome Back Sabrina!

Cass Burch Chrysler is pleased to welcome back
Sabrina Blackshear Franklin, after the birth of her new son,
CJ. Franklin III, who was born on 6/27/05. Sabrina invites
all her friends and customers in the Madison area to visit,
call, or email her at Cass Burch Chrysler, so that she may assist
you with the perfect new or pre-owned vehicle. You can count on
Sabrina to treat you with integrity, honesty, and respect for
all your automotive needs.

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4164 N. Valdosta Rd.
229-740-2065 (cell)
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Slair ark edited

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The W.N. "Ben" Blair Park was dedicated in honor of the deceased former Florida High-
way Patrolman last Friday, September 23.
Approximately 200 people attended the dedication service, including State Rep. Will
Kendrick, who made the trip from Carrabelle for the special occasion.
The park is located on property that was donated by the Blair family for a special place
for children. The property adjacent to it was sold to the Town of Lee for the town's water sys-
Everyone'was welcomed to the dedication by Lee Mayor Ernestine Kinsey, The mayor in-
troduced Town Manager Cheryl Archambault, town employees, Leonard and Janice Miller and
Mike Register and town council members.
Rev. Rich Quackenbush, a Lee Town Council member, read a devotion and said the open-
ing prayer.
Kinsey then introduced Betty Ann Blair and her family.
The Blair family, along with dignitaries, including Miss Lee Heather Murphy, cut the.rib-
bon for the new park .
Children from Lee Elementary School were also on hand to mark the festive event.
A marker that was unveiled at the dedication now sits off Highway 90 at the entrance of
the park.
The park is already in use as family sports night is being held each Monday night.

Members of the Blair family. along with local dignitaries cut the ribbon for the W.N.
"Ben" Blair ParfkGr iibfikhing, hIc. PhoWtb Jaco Bembry, September 23, 2005).
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State Rep. \Vill Kendrick. left. and Bett. Ann Blair. right, stand next to the sign which
is placed at the entry of the W.N. "Ben" Blair Park. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob
Bembry, September 23, 2005)

Third graders from Lee Elementary School release their balloonsinto the air during the
W.N. "Ben" Blair Park dedication. (Greene Putblishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bemibr. Sep-
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Friday, September 30,2005

Thomas Family Reunion

The Joseph Washington and Mariah Hicks
Thomas Family Reunion will be held on Sun-
day, October 2, at the Lee City Hall.The Hall
will open at 9:30 A.M. and a covered-dish

lunch will be served at 1:00 P.M.
All family members are urged to bnng
auction items, family pictures, and their fa-
vorite dishes of food.

Madison Rotary Club Welcomes

Back Charter Members

The Madison Rotary Club
welcomed back Charter Mem-
ber and Rotarian Ernest Page,
Esq. and his lo]el\ wife Bun-
nN. Ernest [\as welcomed
back to a round of applause
and a standing ovauon after a
prolonged absence from the
club doe to illness.
The Re\. Gene Stokes
brought three guests to the
club this week: Dr. Debbie
Dunlap "\ho will be associated
with the Middle Bapust Asso-
ciation as a counselor, and her
daughter, Anna Desuyo. The
Re\. Stokes was accompanied
b\ his lo\el w ife., Geraldine.
Tommy Beggs introduced
his guest. Mr. Gene Snyder.
"who along with his w ife. Pat,
has opened Ms. Pat's Antiques
in the location former\ occu-
pied b\ T.J.Beggs.
It "\as announced toda\
that Jack Proctor of Proctor

a has re-
place ed
Norris as
the club's
R o t a r y
SJack Proctor Club Ser-

vice Director." We wish Jack
well in this position and thank
Debbie for her excellent ser-
\ ice.
Col. Joe Boiles. U.S.A.F.
iret), spoke to the Madison
Rotary Club on the topic. "Is
.Iraq another
... VietNam?"
., One of the
major dif-
i i ferences
pointed out
by Col.
Joe Boyles Boyles. a

Vietnam veteran was that the
War in South East Asia was
largely fought by young men
"who had been drafted. The
draft \\as eliminated in 1973.
Col. Bo% les ran out of time
and promises to finish'the dis-
cuIssion at next week's Rotary
Guests %wishing to visit the
Madison RotarN Club are in-
%ited to enquire to the club
president, The Re%. Phil Heard
at 973-3362. The Rotary al-
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United Way Begins Its Annual Campaign

By Mike Moore This .year's slogan is "Help LUs Help Others." .
Green( Pblishing. Inc. In 2004. the campaign raised $77,000 and also received a contribution of
Footballs are not the onlk thing being kicked off this fall. $2.0010 from Leon County.
The Lnited Wa\ of Madison Counrt kicked off its 2005 campaign last week. Each week. the Enterprise-Recorder will provide information on one or
This \ear's goal is $75.ii,00. October has been designated as United \\Wa more United Way agencies and keep readers informed about how the people of
Month. With several events scheduled in the fundraising effort. the county are reaching their goal. To donate, call Ann Sappat 973-8700.

Big Bend Hospice Is More Than Many People Realize

Ann Sapp
adison County

Among the agencies sup-
ported by the United Way is an
: organization called Big Bend
Hospice. The group helps
those who are seriously ill. as
well as their families.
Many patients and fami-
lies suffer at the end of lite
simplN because the\ do not
know that help and hope are as,
close as a phone call to Big
Bend Hospice. NManN people
do not realize that the onl\ cri-
terion for admission is a med-
ical diagnosis that the patient
has less than a sear to lite. if
the disease follows a normal
course. Fortunately. the neigh-
bor insisted that this young
mother call Big Bend Hospice
and she found the support that needed to help her son and
her family through this diffi-
cult journey. Big Bend Hos-
pice %\as there to add more life
to his days when doctors and
medicine could no longer add
days to his life.
Big Bend Hospice. a com-
munity-based non-profit orga-
nization founded in 1983 b\
local volunteerss looking for a
better \\a\ to care for their
loved ones at the end of life.
prot ides services to those in
our local area Jefferson,
ladisonrt.- T, lur. \aLuilai.
Franklin'ribeity. Gadsden and'
Leon counties. Last year Big
Bend Hospice served more
than 15.000 patients and their
families in our eight-county
Big Bend region. Anyone w ith
a life-limiting illness is accept-
ed without regard to age. race,
sex. nature of illness. national
origin or ability to pay.
When a patient is accepted
for hospice care. a Big Bend
Hospice teanm is assigned to
work with the patient and the
patient's family. In addition to
the patient's personal physi-
cian, a hospice nurse, a social

worker, a home health aide,
and if the family wishes, a
chaplain, a music therapist and
trained volunteers become the
patient's care team. This team
works together to alleviate not

only the physical 'pain and
symptoms associated with the
terminal illness, the team pro-
vides emotional, spiritual and
psychological support for the
patient and family .members.

Each team has a local medical
director who is experienced in
end-of-life care. ,
Confronted by a life-limit-
ing diagnosis, the patient, the
family and: loved-ones need
the specialized sern ices that
can help the patient ensure that
%w ishes and goals for the end of
life are supported and that the
patient is comfortable enough
to enjoy as much as possible
the time left ,with family and
Big Bend Hospice offers
unique services that have far-
reaching benefits for the pa-
tient. One such service is mu-
sic therapy. Board certified
music therapists work %with the
patient to help reduce pain and
increase the patient's %well-be-
ing through the therapeutic
use of music. From relaxation
to memor. recall, the music
therapists develop programs to
meet patent-specific needs.
While most patients re-
main in their homes, and mans
are able to enjo\ their daily
routines within the limits of
their illnesses, some patients
find it is not possible to stay at
home. For those patients. Big
Bend Hospice offers Hospice
House. Hospice House is a
place for shorit-ermicris- c.eye
%when 24-hours medical sip-
port is required. This home-
like setting provides critical
patient care for problems like
aggressive treatment for pain
control, respiratory distress
that has become unmanage-
able and complex 'sound care.
Hospice House also
teaches the family about com-
plex medications and treat-
ments and offers a transition
between hospital to home,
nursing home or assisted liv-
ing facility.
As a non-profit organiza-
tion. Big Bend Hospice de-

pends on community support
for all non-reimbursable ex-
penses. You can support Big
Bend Hospice.
How You Can Help
Make your United Way
Contribution Big Bend Hos-
pice is a United WNav of the
Big Bend agency. Your desig-
nated contribution supports
Big Bend Hospice's unique
sert ices.
\Volunteer Big Bend
Hospice needs volunteers to
help with a %wide array of
needs. No matter %what \our
talent w'e ha\e a place for you.
We need volunteers to work
%with patients and families, to
help in the office, to work \\ ith
Nouth at Camp Woe Be Gone
and at our gift shop. ArtisTree
to name a few%. Call Marilyn
Nations at 878-5310. exten-
sion 274 to volunteer.
^ Memorial Contributons
& Donations are meaningful
ways to remember a loved
orle. Call 878-5310 for infor-
mation on hoe\ to make a con-
Walkway of Remem-
brance add a brick to the Re-
membrance Walkway at the
Hospice House to honor the
memory of a loved one. Call
Nlarv Register at 701-1341 for
Tree of Remembrance -
starting right after Thanksgi\-
ing, \ou can add a bow or bell
to our local Tree of Remem-
brance in memorN of a loved
one. Watch the Monticello
News for details.
ArtisTree a unique
gift shop located at 1355 A-3
Market Street in Tallahassee
offers wonderful gifts and art-
work with the proceeds going
to support Big Bend Hospice.
Buy the gift that gi es twice.
For more information call
ArtisTree at 893-2937.

What OneMother Says bo spti ei1
: .neer.realized what hospice was all about until I was confronted with a mother's worst nightmare. The doctor diagnosed my sons difficulty breathing as
a lif heatenming ig disea e Doctor after doctor told us that our wonderful, full-of-bife fifteen year-old Was going todie Thy told ts tah a o hope
As '.collapsed inothe armis of-a'neighbor sobbing my heartbreak, she gently asked it I had'hogitiof.fe g.hospt Of ie'an
cer p us he was only fifteeni- not an old person! Hospice wasn't for him." : .' : ...: ; .. '. '
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Boy Scouts Provide Help For Those Hit By Hurricanes Katrina

The Boy Scouts are one of Scout councils, Scouts, pro-' Council requests that each Scout facilities, and co er
the United Way agencies. The grams, and funding sources. Scout. unit participating in the emerging council financial ,Boy Scouts of America
Scouts are doing their part to Scouting and its youth have annual popcorn sale, consider needs Suwannee River
aid the victims of the recent always been dedicated to ser-. contributing 5%' of their com- i* The BSA Employee Re- Area Council
storms along the Gulf Coast. vice to others. But this storm mission, of the sale to one of lief Fund to pro% ide direct '. 2032 Thomasville Road,, Ta
lanassee,~~~ -ioaLfl

Hurricane Katrina Relief
The devastation of. Hurricane
Katrina affects e% ery person in
every community in America.
It also has directly and dra-
matically affected many local

has greatly diminished Scout-
ing ability and the ability of
many members of the Scout-
ing .family to provide this
service to the youth, families,
and communities that need it
the most in these affected ar-
The Executive Committee
of the 'Suwannee. River Area

the tollowimg Funds to re-es-
tablish Scouting on the Gulf
Coast. The Co'uncil'will match
a portion of the Dollars given
.b our Units to the Fund
The Hurricane Katrina
Relief Fund will help reestab-;
lish Scouting in communities
hardest hit by the storm. This
fund is held in the BSA Foun-
dation. and %'ill distribute 100
percent of your gift directly to
families. councils, and Scout
programs most affected by
this tragedy. Needs are identi-
fied by the affected local
councils, and the Southern Re-
gion recommends the greatest
and most immediate funding
needs. :
SThere are two specific ar-
eas of support within the Re-
lief Fund: ,
The Fund to Rebuild
Scouting to help reestablish
Scouting in these communi-
ties, renovate and rebuild

assistance to the many iBSA
employees and their families
who lost their homes, posses-
sions, and jobs in this disaster
The BSA Foundation's Hurri-
cane Katrina Relief Fund is a
small but important part of the
.overall disaster relief effort.
Please use the attached form
to support our Scouts in their
commitment to "help other
people at all times." If you'd
rather make your gift online -
and for an updated list of spe-
cific needs and projects -
,please go 'to www.scout-
The effect of your gift
will multiply and will do more
than jnist help Scouts. It helps
rebuild these communities and
the lives, homes, and bdisi-
nesses that were lost. We can't
do it all there's just too
much. But we can start and
we can do our part. Thank you
for joining us in this effort.

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Office (850) 576-4146 Fax
. (850) 575-6991





If you would

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please call

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Groups For

United Way
Nobody knows Madi-
son County like people who
lite there. That's \\hh\ Unit-
ed. Way .of the Big Bend
(UXWBB) relies on Madison
residents not just to gie
dollars in support of the an-
nual campaign. but also to
decide how those dollars
should be used. The follow-
ing agencies received fund-
ing fromm the volunteer
Madison Community In-
%estmnent the tune
of $79.590. United Way
stands ready to partner w ith
Madison County on pro-
grams that take care of im-
mediate problems and new
initiatives that will be aimed
directly\ at pre\ mention.
* 2-1-1 Big Bend
*Ability 1st
* ARC of Madison-'
* American Red Cross,
Capital Area Chapter
*America's Second Harvest
of the Big Bend
* Area. Management
Coalition for School
Big Bend Cares
Big Bend Hospice
Big Brothers Big Sisters
of the Big Bend
Boy Scouts of America,
Suwannee River
Area Council
Brehon Institute for
Family Services
Consolidated Christian ,
. M inistries .
* Elder Care Services
* Fellowship of Christian
Athletes '
Girl Scouts of
-the Apalachee Bend
Kids Incorporated of the
Big Bend
Refuge House ,
Senior Citizens Council of
Madison County
Tri-Counti Foster Parents

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1 OA The Madison Enterprise-Recorder


Friday, September 30, 2005

First United Methodist Church Of

Madison Celebrates

175 Years

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The First United Methodist Church of Madison celebrat-
ed 175 years of "Sharing the Living Water" in a ceremony
held Sunday, September 25, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the
church located in downtown Madison.
At 1,0 a.m., the choir arrived in a horse and buggy ac-
companied by the music, "Give Me That Old Time Religion."
Everyone joined in singing as the choir walked up the front
steps. The first half of the anniversary celebration was held
outside of the church, where bleachers had been set up for
spectators and participants.
Rev. Charlie Peck opened the ceremony with a prayer.
Jim Catron, dressed in the regalia of an American patriot,
told about the circuit riders that came to Madison and the sur-
rounding areas. Jay Fraleigh then rode up, dressed as a circuit
rider and sat at a table with members of the church.
Fraleigh read Scriptyre, said a prayer and sermon and
then departed with a word of prayer. He got back on his horse
and left.
Penny Worden and her daughter Heather Welch led the
children singing before Cullen Gudz, dressed as a newsboy,
ran up, shouting, "Extra! Extra! Read all about it! A building
is going to be built for the faithful to worship. It will be the
Methodist Episcopal Church. The year is 1830!"
Ramona Dickinson spoke about the first building before
the children sang again.
Aaron Brown ran up, dressed as a newsboy, and shouted,
"Extra! Extra! Read all about it! The year is 1856. The first
building is of the Methodist Episcopal Church is being torn
down to make room for a larger building. Our congregation
has grown!"

Billy Sullivan told about the second church building that
was erected.
The congregation sang the hymn, "Where He Leads Me I
Will Follow."
Lane Fraleigh, dressed as a newsboy, ran up and shouted,
"Extra! Extra! Read all about it! The cornerstone has been
placed for the new Methodist Episcopal Church, south to be
built at a new location. The year is 1902."
Susan Maultsby spoke about the ,third church building
that was built.
Russell Fraleigh then ran. up, dressed as a newsboy, and
shouted, "Extra! Extra! Read all about it! It's 1919 and con-
struction has begun to replace the building that was burned."
Jim Sale told about the fourth church that was built as
everyone moved in to the church while the organ played.
The congregation then moved inside the church, where
the anniversary celebration continued.
The Mickler Handbells pla ed the song. "With Heart and
Hands and Voices."
Rev. Lee Monroe FerDon, pastor of the First UMC from.
1999 until the present welcomed ever one and made the an-
nouncements before the.tithes and offerings ere recei ed.
The congregation sang the do\ology. "Old 100th.".
Dylan Cruce ran out, dressed as a new sboy. and shouted,
"Extra! Extra! Read all about it! First Methodist Church in-
stalls beautiful stained'glass w indows !"
Ann Smith shared the history of the window %, the wood-
work and other features of the church.
The Chancel Choir sang, "Shall We Gather at the River"
before Jake Latner, dressed in newsboN attire, ran out and
shouted, "Extra! Extra! Read all about it! The First Methodist
Church receives an organ and piano.

Vicki Howerton told .the history of. the church's organ
and piano.
The Chancel Choir, sang, "'God is There." .
Rev. Nicholas Godun II, pastor of First UNIC from 1996-
1999, led the pastoral prayer before "Psalm 27" was sang as
the psalter and "Meineke" was sang as the Gloria Patri.
Christian Griffin, dressed as a newsboy, ran out and
shouted, "Extra! Extra! Read all about it! The First United
Methodist Church adds fellowship.hall and Sunday School
rooms." ,
Enid Kozlowski shared the story of the fellowship hall
and Sunday School rooms.
The children sang"Aniazing Grace."
Rev. Timothy L. McNeil. pastor of the church .from
1978-1981, said a prayer.
The Alpha Singers sang "Shout to the Lord."
Stee Odiorne shared children's moments with the con-
gregation. .The children were dismissed for children's
Rex. Antonio Fernandez, North West.District Superin-
tendent for the UMC, introduced Bishop Timothy Whitaker.
Isaihh 49:1-6 and Nlatthe' 28:16-20 were read as the sa-
cred Scriptures.
Whitaker delivered a sermon, entitled. "To Spread Spir-
itual Holiness Over the Land."
The congregation then sang "Surel[ the Presence of the
Lord is in this Place" as its hymn of consecration. -
FerDon said the blessing and dismissed the congrega-
tion as the Chancel Choir sang the Choral Benediction.
After the anniversary celebration, everi one enjoyed din-
ner on the ground as "Everlasting Arms", of Madison, sang
for everyone's entertainment.

Rose Pittman, Cecil Pittman, Sage Douglas. C(hristian Griflin. Ethel Barloot and Bailey
Barfoot, pictured left to right, enjoy the 175th anniversary dinner at the First LIMC. (Greene
Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley. September 25, 2005)

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Horse and buggies brought in choir members and anniversary celebration participants
up the street to the First UMC. lGreene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley, Sep-
tember 25, 2005)

Dressing up from 'days gone by' was enjoyed by many, during Sunday's anniversary cele-
bration. Pictured, left to right; Donna Fraleigh, Elizabeth Waring, Julie Maultsby and Mary
Bess Wilson were all decked out in gear from different periods of the church's history at the First
UMC 175th anniversary. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley, September 25,

Reverends and bishops present at the 175th anniversary included (left to right)' Rev.
Timothy McNeil, Rev. Lee FerDon, Bishop Timothy Whitaker, Rev. Antonio Hernandez, Dis-
trict Supt. of the UMC, Rev. Nicholas Godun and Rev. Charlie Peck. (Greene Publishing,
Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley, September 25, 2005)

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Friday, September 30, 2005

The Madison Enterprise-Recorder 11A

First United Methodist Church Of

Madison Celebrates

175 Years

Jackie Johnson was presented iith a beautiful plaque
for her work as chairman of the 175th anniversary celebra-
tion. (Greene Publishing. Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley,
September 25, 2005)

Jim Catron. dressed as an American patriot, tells about
the circuit riders % ho came to Madison and surrounding ar-
eas. (Greene Publishing. Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley. Sep-
tember 25, 2005)

Russell Fraleigh shouts out an announcement as one of
the newsboys during the 175th anniversary celebration.
(Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley, Septem-
ber 25, 2005)
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*^^*^^ I^ ^"- i

Dot Hiers, left, and Lauretta Bottomley, right, quilt dur-
ing the 175th anniversary celebration. (Greene Publishing.
Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley, September 25, 2005):

Melanie Watson. Brook Kelley. Henry Watson and Mag-
gie Watson, all from Tallahassee. take a ride on the horse and
wagon. {Greene Publishing. Inc. Photo b. Emerald Kinsley. Jenn Andrews. left, and her daughters. L nn Brown,
September 25, 2005) center, and Robin Odiorne, right, wore pillboxes and were
_ dressed in the style of the 1940s. (Greene Publishing, Inc.
Photo by Emerald Kinsley, September 25, 2005)

Jay Fraleigh, sitting at the head of the table, portrayed a circuit rider sharing the gospel
with Ray Griffin, (forefront left) and Jimmy Hardee (back left) and Mike Norfleet (front
right) and Rev. Charlie Peck (back right). (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kins-
ley, Septemer 25, 2005)

The First UMC choir leads the congregation in a song. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo
by Emerald Kinsley, September 25, 20051

The children's choir sang for the enjoyment of the congregation. (Greene Publishing,
Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley, September 25, 2005)

Mary Frances Christmas Kinard. Norma Jean WVoodard Chri-t.las, G.E. "Bucky"
Christmas and Mary E. Christmas. pictured left to right, were enjo ing the 175th anniver-
sary of the First UMC. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley, September 25,

12A The Madison Enterprise-Recorder


Friday, September 30, 2005

\p~peD1&OIL Aut

By Nell Dobbs
One side of our sign:
People May Doubt
What You Say But
Not What You Do

Sunday began with a
breakfast/meeting at 8:00 of
Sunday School teachers and
workers. Our able leader is
Tom Zimmerly.
Bill and Cindy Brown in
memory of Bill and Alice
Brown and Lewis and Allene
Welch and in honor of For-
rest, Mary Alice, and Teddy
Brown and Michael, Marci

and Marissa Scanlon provided
beautiful flowers.
There was a special bap-
tism of Danielle Bentley by
Youth Minister, Brad Clark.
She told how her decision to
follow Christ came about.
Again we give thanks for all
our young people and those
who labor among them. Also,
we give thanks for very lov-
ing Nursery workers and all
those in Awana. How blessed
we are!
Special song "I Won't
Turn Back" by 4 Joy with
Willa's mother on the piano

and then "Be Glorified" for
the Hymn of Commitment.,
Chancel Choir sang "Amaz-
ing Grace/Pachelbels Canon".
Preacher's message was time-
ly. Then we were blessed to
observe The Lord's supper. In
night church David Fries sang
"Lion of Judah". Dr. and Mrs.,
John G. McCall worshiped
with us and Preacher asked
her to give the benediction-a
touching prayer, which
blessed us.
Today, Frida) September
30th at 10:30.Andy Daughtry
will demonstrate and play the

pipe organ in the 1898 Sanc-
tuary. John Swiderski and
twenty students from the
Learning in Retirement Group
from Valdosta University will
be with us. What a musician
Andy is and he gives Juanita
Ragans, our organist for many
years, credit for his becoming
an organist.
: Pray for Juanita (Ragans)
as she had sinus surgery this
week (happy late. birthday I,
for Tom Fico not so well at
Capital Health, in Tallahas-
see; for Kathleen Kinsey in
South Georgia this week re-
covering knee surgerN last
Friday ; Ola Sircy now home
(Annett thanked our church
for praying for them. Prayers

for Mildred Bruner with eye
Death has come again
among us and we pray for,
those left behind-the families
of Mr. Lon Shadrick, of Mr.
Sony Seals that at 95. was
very active in his church-Pine
Grove; of Mrs. Marie Bur-'
nett 98 plus who was also
very active in her husband's
church-Pine Grove-as well as
her own. Hanson Methodist:
of Mr. Clyde Payne: of all
Interesting quote: "The.
/largest room is the room for
NlMa the Lord bless ius'
and help us improve and
grow and be full of joy!

From Oad's Chruch-,
"I cannot know what I
will find now as I leave today
* behind.
"I cannot know what
paths I'll take what choices I
will hase to make. ,
"What friends I'll meet,
what sights I'll see the
chances that maN come to me.
"I only know I\\ ant to try
to travel far and reach up
"To open every beckon-
ing door to do the things nev-
er done before."
"I only know I want to
"My Best-my all- each
day I live.

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fighway 254
de l I Robert Agner 973-4160
Surda % h .i ..................... .. ...... ............ .. .... .IU:l a.m
Minrning 1nrl.l ............ ..... .... ....... ................ 1 1 n .ni.
Evening Worship 5:30l p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study 7:30 p.m.
1505 East IB.,(. SI.. tadionn I.. .63411
Pastor Rusty Bryan
Music Director Minnie Lee Newborn
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 1I1:00 a.m.
C church 1raininng................... ................ ................... ....... 6:1i1 p.m .,
Evening it .1 hliil. .. ................ ....... .. 7.011 p.m.
Prayer M6ielhipl. Mcdnesilji.............. ... ....... ..... 7-8:110 p.m.
Family Night Supper, 1st Wednesday 6.7:00 p.m.
Puppet Ministry, Sunday 6:00 p.m.
GROW isiiatlh.n. Monday% ... ........... ................... (:30 p.m.
Riapli. l fn. Hapl#t T1ntln l'. thlr.., N t h ('hilll i.
.rd I r i fuir I ify. prur'at,% arallabhl
"where Love Has No mniW"

One iliilc n.nrli I \I1.di .,io .in 14.
Steve I0largIue. I'rjstlr
Gary Gazlay, Music Director
Jackie Watts, Student Pastor
Youth & Children's Ministries,
Active Young Adult Ministry
Office: 973-3266
Morning Worship 8:30 a.m. & 11:010 am.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday: Family Night Call For Schedule
"A Fam/il'y of Fa/iiesl" "Cwi/lempaoray Wolrhi"
f' iui/eresld ll a Itome group, ca//, S.SII-7S-..266
1113 SE Pinckney St.. Madison Fl. 32340
Pastor George Stinson
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Night 6:10t p.m.
Pastor George Stinson invites you to coine and enjoy GodS' Blessings.
Since 1830 .
Hurry at Rutledgc St., Phone 973-6295
Rev. Lee Monroe.iFerDon, O.S.L.
Brian Sanderson, Youth Pastor
Jim Catron, Lay Leader
Service of Word & Tlmble 8:30 anm.'
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship 1 1:00 a.m.
Wednesday All Youth (grades 6-8) 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Youth (grades 9-12) 7:01) p.m.
Men's rFellowlhip Breakfast (3rd Sunday) 8:00 a.m.
Women's Meeting & Lunch (ist Monday)......................2:00 Noon
Suikday 11 AM Service Now On WMAF 1230 AM
Everyone is welcome to all events

IB 'Mike Moore
Greent Publishing, Inc..
Fellowship Baptist
Church, 1997 NE Colin Kelly
Highway in Madison, has
scheduled its 19th annual
homecoming for this Sunday,
October 2.
Guest speaker for the day will
be Thomas Greene. There is a
worship service at 8:30 %with
another at 11:00. At 9:30
there is a "'meet and greet"

time with coffee and Danish.
Sunday School begins. At
A meal will be served at
two different times, 11:00 and
The church expects a
large crowd for the festivities.
Both worship services will
have baptism, special music.
faith stories, and other events.
The church is located one
mile north of Madison on

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10:00 a.m.
I 11:00 a.m.
6:U00 p.m.
7:00 p.m

11:15 a.m.
11:15 a.m.
.11:15 a.m.

10:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m.
7:30 p.m.


10:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m.
7:30 an.m
...7:30 a.,
5:30 p.m.

15 a.m.
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00 p.m.
360 p.m.
30 p.m.

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Highway 145. For more in-
formation, call 973-3266.

Revival At

Faith Baptit


There will be a Revival,
held at Faith Baptist Chu r.
n,'.October 2 5, 2005
$ service will beat
11:00 a.m. and nightly 'sr-'"
vices will be held at 7 p."i.
The'speaker will be Lanty
Law. Faith Baptist Church~
is'located at 1135 E..U.S. 90
in Madison. There will b
special music each night. A
nursery will be provided. i If
.you', have any questiQnngs
please contact Brother
Rusty Bryan at 973-2887.

Hickory Grove

United Methodist



Founder's Day
Hickory Grove United
Methodist Church has official-
ly announced "Founder's Day
"05". and the date will be Sat-
urday, October 29, 2005. As
usual, things will get kicked
off .early in the morning
around 8:00, with good,
home-made biscuits from
Cousin' Mary Lou's World Fa-
mous kitchen. Both old-fash-
ioned wood-burning stoves
will be fired up at daylight,
and cooking the delicious bis-
cuits that folks have come to
The biscuits would not be
complete without cane syrup
from the syrup-making opera-
tion at Hickory Grove. Both
Aaron Williams arnd Elwyn
McLeod will surely be up to
task, and will have some syrup
already made for the biscuits
on Saturday morning.'
This year will mark the
15th consecutive year that
Founder's Day has been held.
Last year, it is estimated that
nearly. 2,500 to 3,000 folks at-
tended the event.
Mark your calendars to-
day, and note that the 29th is
the fifth Saturday of the
month., We are; sorry for hav-
ing to change the date, but sev-
eral conflicts made it nearly
impossible to hold the event
any earlier. After all, it should
be a bit cooler, and everyone
likes the cooler weather!


A Congregation of the Prm,.bilrian Church in America
12110 Norlh ' St. 973.-2<692
Slinmldj. 'rhioHl For .11 A\,geq ........'9:45 amin.
Siunm la) lu ning lior hip.................... ................................. I 1:00 n.m.
Wed. Fellowship Supper/Bible Study 6:00 p.m*.
Youth Groups 1st 12th Grades 6:30 p;m.
(Chuh ir I Iaclice ...... ............ .... .... ...........7:30 p.m.
Friday Men' Pria er Breakfads........ .............. ............... 7:110 a.m.
Come"e hnr,h.l ndp Sad S.e t tllh ,
1365 S%\ Main Si Gretnihlle, I 1.
S.unda% Sc mani ForAll. nvts.............. ......... 10:011 a.m.
Sunday MNnJrilng irshipr.......... .............. ........................1. 1:0011 .mi
qilndaI 1 umning lnor Sunday Pire-school, Students, Adults Choir Rehearsals ....5:30 p.m.
Wednesday Pre-sclhnol CInildnn.
Youth & Adull IIhlit Studie- .........7:011 p.m.
First Sunday evcrrn mnnlh MLn'sB lreakrasl 8:111i a.nm.
,- Al I. IN II E1) -
Si'unilor ( uaron liarn
I.e I-loridn CIi i'iierli 255 & 910
Sunday Bibik ld., ..... 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship 1 :00
Wed Bible Study ..,, 7:00 p.m.
Wed. Children / Youhl Actlill ............. 7:00 p.m.
Wed. Adult Choir ....8S:00 p.m.

H% 255 South. Florida 971-55,b-
Richard Qunrkenliu'h. I'n.lIr
M irning V. ,r.lilIp................................ .... ....... 9:011 a.m .
Sundla cimol...................... 111:11 a.m .
NMurningi torShip II U10 .l.
.unda) I- lining % urship ...................... 6'31 p.m.
'Imulh Croup........ ....... ;:):) p.m.
L'nilcdil MIlhudlst 'oniilen
MIiondali alter 1,1 Sunilim .........7:30 p.m..
Meni I llo" lhip lBreakrast
Second Sundai .8:110 a.m.
.lulripli \evkl, IKtible Sludic,. / ArIiS lles
"Connecting The Com.'inanily With Christ"

303 Range St., Madison. FL.
(352) 36.1-3055
Pastor Daniel Riggs
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
r c ing........ .............. 1:00 a.m .
.;unda I .'.nin 6:0110 p.m.
i ltdne%, %SrC 'k .i ............... ................ 7:011 p.11m .
A I(t 1 I.f ic ) i,, C i: It( \,td I isit i''.

771 NE. Colin kells Iwy., Madison, FL.
973;6307 .'
Ret. InleC Glass, Pastor
unndn chol............
lM morning niorhlip..... ........... .. .. ..............
.isening Worshilp
Wednesday Night Sr in'le
A".s I ileandr Church"
Cherr, lake, FL
:. Re..iolmhnnie Merrick, Pastor
Sunday Schohonl..... ....
P'asut il Sund.,I 1.1 &. 3rd Suinndu
Voull C hurch 2nd Sunda%.
Mission.'l.a mine 4h Sundn)
3 NIIlleI sIel Of (Uremmille, FL. H%3 90
sailiiel ius,., Sr., Pastor
Sunday School
Morning Worship
Evening Worship
Wednesday Night Service
I"And when the day of Pentecost was fully come
ihhey were all with one accord lin one place."Acts
Everyone is always welcome
S 08 N. Horry St., 973-8338
The Rev. Ben Pfell Vicar
Joe Boyles Senior Warden
Sunday Church School
Sunday Holy Eucharist
Mission Board 2nd Sunday
Episcopal Church Women 3rd Sunday
Visitors always welcome
lcelinll & Sunuler St., 973-2428
Rev. Ernest Sylvestre, OMI
Monday, T11esday & Wednesday Mass
Thursday Mass.... >....
Saturday Mass

First Baptist Church of Madis
112 SW Meeting Ave., Madison, Fl 850-973-254
Pastor Clyde Larrabee
Sunday School 9:'
Morning Worship 11:
Sunday Evening Worship 6:(
AWANA'Wednesday Nights .5:
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:3

Friday, September 30, 2005


The Madison Enterprise-Recorder 13A

Sof the Court

o tant Post For
o,.,i .as

By Mike Moore
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Of the men who have served as clerk, one of the best known
was Dale Leslie.
True heroes-very seldom talk a great deal. about their deeds.
They are overwhelmingly modest and prefer to let the limelight
shine on others. Such was the case with Dale Leslie.
Dale Leslie was born and raised in Madison. He graduated
from Madison High School in 1935 and attended the University
of Florida on a State Road Department scholarship. He enlisted,
and was later commissioned in the Marine Corps as an aviator in.
May 1941. His training was accelerated as a dive-bomber pilot.
He was a member of the second Dive Bomber Squadron, VMSB-
231 (Marine Scout Bomber), to land on Guadalcanal on August
30, 1942. The Marines had landed on Guadalcanal three weeks
earlier on August 7, 1942.
On September. 27, 1942, while leslie was serving as a scout
and doing aerial reconnaissance for Lt. Col. Lewis "Chesty"
Puller's battalion on a jungle mountaintop outside of the Marine
lines, Japanese soldiers and Imperial Marines surrounded them.
With their radio shot out of commission the Marines took off their
t-shirts and spelled out "Help" on the mountaintop. Leslie real-
ized their plight and proceeded to bomb and strafe the Japanese
closing in the surrounded U.S. Marines. He radioed to Hender-
son Field and Maj. Gen. Roy S. Geiger, head of USMC Aviation
on Guadalcanal, and notified them of the battalion's dire situation.
Gen. Geiger ordered the destroNer, the USS Ballard. to steam off-
shore and extract Marines from the jungle.
After bombing a path through the jungle to the beach and
coveringg Marines withdrawal w ith 50-caliber machine guns,
Leslie guided Higgins boats from the Ballard to the beach where

Lieutenant Dale NI. Leslie, World War II. 1942
the Marines waited He dipped his plane lo"w over the Marines
trying to sw im to the destroyer to insure they ,were picked up. In
one instance he hid to fire his machine guns across the bow of a


Higgins boat that was trying to return to the Ballard empty, be-
cause the Japanese fire had become so heavy. He directed the
boat to a group of Marines awaiting rescue. He returned to Hen-
,derson Field to find his SBD had been riddled with machine gun
bullets and one anti-aircraft shell.
Lt.. Leslie was awarded the Navy Cross (the second highest
medal bestowed by the Navyi for aiding the rescue of Puller's
The next day, September 28, 1942, after flying a volunteer
mission to calibrate the radar at Henderson Field to detect the ap-
4 '^ proach of Japanese "Tokyo Express," he,was shot down and his
rear gunner. PFC Reed Ramsey, from St. Louis, Missouri, was
killed. Leslie bailed out over the Coral Sea and spent the next five
weeks in the jungle behind enemy lines, e\ adding capture. until he
':t ;:ra, eled bv land and canoe to a Catholic mission on the other side
..; ;^ of Guadalcanal about 70 miles from ,where he %%as shot down.
He f le% an F4-U "Corsair"' fighter tor the rest of the Pacific

At war's end. Capt. Leslie had been aw arded the Navy Cross.
three Distinguished Flying Crosses, and five Air Medals. He was
part of the China Occupation Forces after.World War II.
In 1945, he married Jeanette Tharpe of Tallahassee. They
have a son, Gene. and a daughter. Jo.
In the 1950s he was executive officer and later commanding
,officer of Marine Fighter Squadron 'MF 144 stationed at NAS
Jackson\ille and later at NAS Cecil Field.
He ,was elected Clerk of Circuit Court in Madison County in
1948. and held that position until he retired in 1981.
Dale Leslie. Col.. USMC i ret.) died on August -1 1998. at 80
years of age and was buried in Madison on August 7, the an-
niversary of the NMarine landing on Guadalcanal.





Madison County has had men serte as Clerk of the Court
since 1845. What are the duties of this officer?
Why a public trustee?
The concept of "checks and balances" is one of the ma-
jor political doctrines which form the very foundation ofthe
American system of government.
Provisions of the Florida Constitutions which have gov-
erned the pc-.ple f.-'ir .er 150Q vear_. esti.bli-hed l[h Clerk of
fhe Circuit Court as an elected public trusteea'ad set in place
at the county level a system of "checks and balances" which
has been proven to serve the public well.
The role as Public Trustee is evidenced as follows:
County Government: Accountant and. auditor for the,
Board of Counit Commissioners.
Collector and distributors of statutory assessments.
Guardian of the public records, public funds, and public
Courts: Ensures .that the court's orders, judgments or di-
rectives are carried out within the parameters allowed by law.
Maintains the" court's records.
Collects and disburses the court fines, fees and assess-
Collects and disburses court ordered child support arid
alimony payments. .
State Government: Collects and disburses documentary
stamps and intangible taxes for the Department of Revenue.
/Collects and disburses numerous fees and assessments
for the benefit of State Trust Funds,
Provides informational, financial and statistical data to
the State Legislature, Supreme Court, Florida Department of
Law Enforcement, Auditor General, Department of Health
arid Rehabilitatihe Services, and other State agencies. '

Sixteen men have served in the office of Clerk of
the Court in Madison County.
TheY are listed here.
Cotesworth L. Carruth, October 1845-November 1850
Samuel R. Sessions, November 1850-October 1857
Samuel F. Sloan, October 1857-Dedember 1865
Leighton Maynard Perry, December 1865-October 1867
Dennis Eagan, August 1868-September 1871
John C. Gambia, September 1871 -April 1874
F. M. Scott, April 1874-February 1875
John Eagan, March 1875-January 1877.
John M.,Beggs, January 1877-June 1887
James Porter Perry, June 1887-July 1895
Thomas Z. Martin, June 1895-December 1912
D. F. Burnett, Jr., January 1913-January 1921
Carter Brown, January 1921-1948
Dale Leslie; 1949-1981
Alfred Welch, 1981-1993
Tim Sanders, 1993-Present

Tim Sanders, the present Clerk of the Court for Nladi-
son County is a duly elected Constitutional Officer as man-
dated by Article V, Section 16 of the Constitution of the
State of Florida. The electorate of Madison Count3y elects
the Clerk to a four-)ear term.

Citizens' Protection: As custodian of County funds. the
Clerk ensures that the taxpayer's money is managed accord-
ing to law.
Provides internal audits of counts government.
Provides access to public records.
Audits reports of guardians in guardianship cases.''
Provides assistance to citizens in accessing the courts.
Processes and maintains court documents to ensure t.h
litigant's court cases are handled in a tinielvlym.finer.
Accountability As A Public Trustee: The office of the
Clerk is a complex organization that performs a wide range
of record keeping, information management and financial
management in the judicial system.and county government.
In a study conducted bN the Join Select Committee on Ju-
dicial Personnel of the Legislature, it was calculated that the
Clerk's office performs 926 different constitutional and
statutory functions or duties.
With the magnitude of the impact the Clerk's duties have
on the peoples' rights and property it is essential that the
Clerk be accountable for his/her actions.
Thus, the constitution and statues decree that the clerk be
go earned by statutory authoritN in carrying out.the duties and
functions of the office.
As auditor and custodian of all county funds, the Clerk
b'e subject to State Auditor General rules and regulations.
The Clerk be subject to annual audits bN an independent
audit firm.
Most Important...
Accountability is further derived by. the Clerks' duties
and actions being constantly subjected to public, evaluation
and scrutiny through the election 'process every four, (4)

1, h ere shle in each county a Clerk of the Circuit Cour

ersua the provisions of Article VIII, Section
"t )i6 Florida Constitution
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