The Madison enterprise-recorder

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The Madison enterprise-recorder
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Madison enterprise recorder
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Madison, Fla
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Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 32, no. 43 (June 23, 1933)-
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Issued a "Woman's Club edition" on Mar. 31, 1979.

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141st Year, Number 16

Friday, December 29, 2006

Madison, Florida 32340

Hospital Sales Tax

Begins January 1
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Madison County stores will begin collecting the half-cent
option sales tax on January 1. The tax was voted in by a major-
ity vote on a referendum in November.
The Madison County Commission voted unanimously on
Wednesday, July 19, to allow County Attorney Tom Reeves and
the hospital's attorney, Cary Hardee, to begin the process of ad-
vertising the referendum to be on the ballot in November. The
vote allows for an extra half-cent to be levied, with the funds go'-
ing towards construction of anew hospital.
Madison County Memorial Hospital Administrator David
Abercrombie explained the need for the hospital at the meeting.
He said that, in 2002, a study had been done which showed that
the hospital had a $36 million impact on the local'economy. He
said, at that time, the hospital employed 178 people. Four years
later, the number of MCMH personnel has been whittled dow n
to 100.
Abercrombie said that the hospital's impact had lessened
Please See Sales Tax, Page 4A

Lee Residents Concerned

Over Cable Service
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Residents in the Town of Lee, who have cable service, have
been disappointed with the company recently. For the last three
months, the CW network (formerly the WB) has not been on the
air. In the meantime, customers have been paying the same rate
as when the channel was on the air.
KLiP Cable serxves the Town of Lee.
The CW tNettork is the niutork, which features .howl,.
such as S-'cncrl Heaven, The Gilmore Girls, The Shield and.
WWE Friday Night SmackDown!
Mark Miller, a supervisor for KLiP, did not return this re-
porter's call.
KLiP has also promised to have other channels on the air.
If anyone in Lee has a problem .with cable service, call 1-
800-388-6577, ext. 0 to let KLiP cable know about it. They
should have a cable technician who will go out and look in to it.

Minimum Wage

Goes Up On January 1
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Florida's minimum wage will be raised from $6.40 an hour
to $6.67 per hour effective January 1, 2007 for all hours worked
in Florida.
The raise represents an hourly increase of 27 cents over the
current state minimum wage of $6.40 per hour. Florida's mini-
mum wage was created in a constitutional amendment approved
by voters on November 2, 2004, and covers all employees in the
state covered by the federal minimum wage.
The increase in the minimum wage for this year represents
a 4.2 percent change in the federal consumer price index for ur-
ban wage earners and clerical workers in this region for the 12-
month period prior to September 1, 2006. Florida's new mini-
mum wage will be $1.52 more than the current $5.15 federal
minimum wage.
Employers must pay their employees a wage not less'than
the amount of the hourly state minimum wage for all hours
worked in Florida.
For "tipped employees" meeting eligibility requirements for
the tip credit, employers may count tips actually received as
wages earned, but the employer must pay "tipped employees" a
direct wage in an amount equal to the minimum wage of $6.67
minus $3.02 or a direct hourly wage of $3.65 on January 1,

City Commission To Grant

Land To Senior Citizens
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc..
The Senior Citizens Center is looking for approximately
five acres of land to build a multi-purpose Senior Center for the
county. Howard Phillips, a board member for Senior Citizens
and Rosa Richardson, its director, presented the request at the
December 12 Madison City Commission meeting.
Commissioners asked if the Center would be willing to
swap land that they currently own in the city for property in the
Industrial Park to build the new building.
Phillips and Richardson advised that they would be willing
to do that.
Paula Arnold, Chamber CEO, addressed the board about the
North Central Rural Economic Development Catalyst Project.
After discussion, Commissioner Jim Catron moved to designate
100 or more acres of city-owned land in the Industrial Park for
Please See Grant Land, Page 3A

One Killed In Semi vs. Semi Accident

Greene Publisning, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley
Firefighters from the Lee Volunteer Fire Department and Madison Fire & Rescue dig through the debris thrown
from a 2002 Freightliner semi truck, searching for the bodies of a woman and child, who were believed to be in the
vehicle. No other bodies were found, but the driver, Carlos J. Castillon, of Eagle Pass, Texas, died on impact as he
collided with another semi after crossing the median.

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A trucker was killed and
ntaffli %a.S rekouted into the'
early morning hours on
Thursday, following a semi
vs. semi collision at approxi-
mately 7 p.m. on Wednesday,
-December 27.
According to a Florida
Highway Patrol report, Carlos

J. Castillon, 34, of Eagle Pass,
Texas, was traveling west-
bound on Interstate 10 ap-
proaching the 260-nmile mark-
er. Castil'on was driving a,
2002 Freightliner tractor-trail-
er. At the same time, Rene
Garcia, 51, of Deerfield
Beach, was traveling east-
bound in the outside lane, dri-
ving a 2006 Freightliner trac-

Dennis DeHart Gets Two For One
DeHart bags two turkeys with one shot and donates the spare
B. Janet Schrader
Gici ' Ptblislim. . Inc.
Dennis DeHart had never .-hot a rurkeN. His first gobbler
turned out to be a tw\o for one. He killed two birds w ith one bul-
"I know the law sa\s \ou can only get one turke\ per da\.
t\o per season and \ou can onl\ have two in Nour po-session at
one time." DeHart .aid. "So I called the Fish and Game people
and told them \\hat happened. The\ said technimcll. it is a \io-
lation, but on rare occasions it does happen."
DeHart \\a, hunting on private land When he fired the one
shot, the o ner came out DeHart said he sa\w me \ith the
turkeys and.thought I'd shot one really big one. The landowner
Please See DeHart, Page 4A

Local Board Meetings

Set For January
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Lee Town Council will hold its first meeting of the year
on its regular night. The Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday
evening, January 2.
The Greenville Town Council will hold its first meeting of the
year on Monday, January 8, at 6 p.m. The time is the regular meet-
ing time of the Council. Members of the board had voted to change
the meeting time from the first Monday of the month to the second
Monday of the month a few meetings ago.
Neither Lee nor Greenville had their agendas, ready at press
The Madison County Commission will host their regular
meeting beginning at 9 a.m. on January 3.
The Madison County School Board's first regular meeting of
the year will be on Tuesday, December 16, beginning at 6 p.m., as
will the Madison City Commission.
All meetings are open to the public.

2 Sections, 34 Pages n
Around Madison County 5-8A
Church 9A .. 0 - .
Classifieds 16A - =.
CL . M
Community Calendar 5A C 0
Farm 15A Z
Legals 17A
Obituaries 5A 3
Outdoors 14A
School 12A

Castilloni crossed the me-
dian and traveled into the
eastbound travel lane,. strik-
ing the left side of Garcia's
truck. ,
Castillon's semi was
completely destroyed and
came to rest in the eastbound
emergency lane, facing west.
Garcia's semi was com-

pletely destroyed and came to
rest, facing north on the grass
shoulder of 1-10.
- Cau.Mllon %%a. pionuunced
dead at the scene. Garcia was
transported to Madison Coun-
ty MNeniorial Hospital and
treated for minor injuries.
FHP Cpl. Donnie- Pitts
was the crash investigator and
the homicide investigator.

Dennis DeHart proudly displays the turkeys that he
killed with one shot while hunting on private land.

New Years Celebrations Can Be Fatal
Colonel Chris Knight, Director of the Florida High%% ay Pa-
trol, announced today the FHP's statewide traffic enforcement
plans for the upcoming New Year's holidays. FHP will imple-
ment zero tolerance enforcement strategies targeting aggressive
and hazardous violations throughout the state. Tiooperis will
place special emphasize on aggressive driving, D.U:I, .speed,
and safety restraint violations. The Patrol is also reminding the
public about the risks of walking and bicycling in close proxim-
ity to traffic. Prudent interaction and adherence to laws by mo-
torists, bicyclists, and pedestrians would prevent many of the
deaths that occur each year on Florida roadways.
This year's Christmas holiday period will begin at 00:01
hours on Saturday, December 23, 2006, and end at midnight,
Please See New Year's, Page 4A

Charity Donation

Rules Have Changed
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Are you looking for a tax deduction at the end of the year?
Maybe you could make a contribution to your church, a volun-
teer fire department: United Way, Big Bend Hospice, the
Gideons or maybe you want to give a car away. The important
thing to remember is to get a receipt.
It's the season for giving, but if you plan to use charitable
giving donations as a tax deduction, it's important to know that
rules about the deductibility of contributions have changed and
took effect on August 17 with the passage of the Pension Pro-
tection Act of 2006. The changes apply to non-cash donations
Please See Charity Donation, Page 3A

2A The Madison Enterprise-Recorder


Friday, December 29, 2006

Sr.2 Jacob's Ladder
Jacob Bembry

The Year Slips Quietly Away
This year will slip quietly into last year at midnight Monday
morning. I sit here and think about what an eventful year 2006
has been for me.
I have covered stories this year about drug dealers and peo-
ple who were addicts that were arrested. I have written stories
about board meetings, wrecks, fires and normal ordinary people.
I have tried to be the eyes and ears of the public. In this column,
I have been able to share the saving message of Jesus Christ.
I had the honor of being named Lee's Citizen of the Year. It
was one of the thrills of my life.
For most of the year, I had Jesse Covell help me. She has
been very prolific and busy, covering People and School news. A
few months ago, Janet Schrader came onboard and has written
Sports and Farm news. I will be losing my fellow reporters soon
and I will miss them both,;especially Jesse, with her vivacious and-
quirky personality. Janet's son, Gabe, will come on and do Sports,
but I will pick up almost ev er thing else. It's okay. I've done it be-
fore. My shoulders are big and I know that there is nothing that
God' and I together can't handle.
I've made new friends. I've watched others move away and
others have even died. I've shared laughter and I've shed tears
with my friends.
Sunday evening, I will be at church with some of my friends,
as we ring in the New Year at Midway Church of God (located on
Midway Church Road, just off Highway 255, south of 1-10, Lee
exit). A gospel sing will begin at 7 p.m. The Miracle Singers (and
other local singers, including my brother Danny) will be. singing.
At approximately 8:30 p.m., food will be served. A lock-in for the
youth will begin at approximately 9:30 p.m. The church cordially
invites everyone to come join in a good, clean, fun-filled evening
of praising the Lord.

-Since 1865-
"Telling it like it is with honesty and integrity"
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Madison Recorder established 1865,
New Enterprise established 1901,
Consolidated June 25, 1908
Published weekly by Greene Publishing, Inc., 1695 S. SR 53.
Madison, FL 32340. Periodicals postage PAID at Madison Post Of-
fice 32340. Publication No. 177.400.
POSTMASTER: Send address changes to The Madison Enter-
prise-Recorder, P.O. Drawer 772, Madison, FL 32341-0772.
This newspaper reserves the right to, reject any advertisement.
news maenir. or subscriprions that in the opinion of the management
will not be tor the best interest of the couniv and/or the owners of this
newspaper. and to imnes.gaie an\, adierti-eement submitted.

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The Country Editor "Comes Home"
To Visit Madison And Renews
Friendships With Old Friends

Curry Merchant, Lilla Johnson Howerton, and Mary
Lilla Johnson (left to right) were captured as they visited
at the Howerton home in November when the former
Madison Enterprise owner/editor stopped by to say hel-

lo. (Photo submitted)
By Mary Ellen Greene
Greene Publishing, Inc.
T. C. Merchant, Jr., known
affectionately as "Curry," visited
in Madison recently and enjoyed
renewing friendships.
Curry, and his fanil.y were
the prior owners of the Madison
Enterprise-Recorder. He
stopped by Madison on Satur-
day. November 18, for a gather-
ing of neighborhood friends at
the home of Mary Lilla Johnson.
Hosts, Sandy and Lilla
Howerton, welcomed the
beloved Madisonian, as he visit-
ed and reminisced with friends.
Curry, 91, currently lives in
Highlands,, North Carolina, and
is very active working for the
Highlander newspaper, teaching
English to Hispanics, .reading
the daily newspaper to nursing
home residents, and is an inte-
gral part of his church.
In a recent column by this
writer, I wrote about Curry
sending our family a wonderful
note when our son Harvey was
preparing to leave for Iraq. He

wrote: "I was pleased to see
Harvey's picture in the Carrier
as he -,was preparing to go to
Iraq, and I sincerely wish him a
successful safe Tour of Duty. I
join you and thousands of oth-
ers in praying for their safe re-
Lilla remarked how won-
derful it was to have Curry
come "home" and visit with
them and his many friends at
the gathering at her mothers
"He is a remarkable man,"
Lilla noted. "His mind is sharp
as a tack, and we really enjoyed
having him visit with us here.
We see him occasionally in
Highlands,, but it was wonder-
ful having him stop by in Madi-
Curry's father, T. C. Mer-
chant, Sr. was the former own-
er of the Enterprise-Recorder,
and the family was very active
in all acitivies of Madison
County. We thank Lilla for
sharing this picture and story
with ou r readers.

What Is Your New Year's
Tradition Or Superstition?

Mattie Hackle
"I celebrate the New Year's
by eating black-eyed peas with
ham jowls and collard greens."

Jean Carroll
"We usually have the tradi-
tional meal of black-eyed peas,
ham, rice and cornbread and I
have never washed clothes on
New Year's Day."

Ramona Hart
"I eat black-eyed peas."


"I make New Year's reso-

Rosa Foster
"I don't make any New
Year's resolutions,"

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-Since 1865-
"Telling it lLkd it is with honesty and integrity"
he z. ab n-rt n tr r ri t'-- {t'c o r b t-r,
Madison Recorder established 1865,
New Enterprise established 1901,
; Consolidated June 25, 1908
ablished weekly by Greene Publishing, Inc., 1695 S. SR 53
Madison, FL 32340. Periodicals postage PAID at Madison Post of-
fice 32340. Publication No. 177.400.
POSTMASTER: Send address changes to The Madison Enter-
7rise-Recorder, P.O. Drawer 772, Madison, FL 32341-0772.
This newspaper reserves the right to. reject any advertisement.
ae s matter, or _ ubscriptions that in the ,;pinion of the management.
ill not be lor the best interest of the county and/or theowners ofthi
exvspaper. and to m est]gate an,, ad em ement submitted. :

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Friday, December 29, 2006


The Madison Enterprise-Recorder 3A

Put Food Safety First

This New Year Season'
'Tis the season for celebrating the New.. Year and food is al-
ways a part of the festivities. There will be snacks %while watch-
ing parades and football games, some of you may host a family
gathering and there's the traditional pot of black-eyed peas. As
you prepare your New Years meals, USDA reminds us to keep'
foods fresh and safe to eat. If food containing harmful bacteria is
consumed, it could cause foodborne illness. So. when you serve
food, follow this food safety checklist recommended by, the U.S.,
Department of Agriculture.
* Thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water for a full
20 seconds before and after handling raw food .
* Use plastic or other non-porous cutting boards. Cutting
boards should be run through the dishwasher - or washed with
soap and hot water'- after each use.
* Store raw meat, poultry, and seafood on a plate or tray, so
raw juices don't drip onto other foods.
* Use one cutting board for raw meat products and another
one for salads and other ready-to-eat foods, or wash cutting
boards in between each use.
*Never place cookedfood on a plate that pre\ iously held raw
meat, poultry or seafood unless the plate has been washed.
* Don't spread bacteria with dirty sponges, dishcloths, or tow-
els. Bacteria thrive in the moist areas of these items where bits of
food may also exist. Use paper towels or freshly-cleaned sponges
or cloths and soap and hot' water to clean food preparation sur-
faces . .
* When cooking meat, poultry and other dishes, use a food
thermometer to make sure foods are cooked to a safe internal tem-
* When reheating sauces, soups, and gravies, bring them to a
boil. Heat other leftovers thoroughly to 165 ?F. .
* Make sure the refrigerator temperature is 40 �F or below and
0 �F or below in the freezer. Occasionally erify these tempera-
tures using an appliance thermometer.
* Refrigerate of freeze perishables, prepared foods, and left-
overs within 2 hours.
* Never defrost or marinate food at room temperature; use the
refrigerator. You can also thaw foods in airtight packaging in cold
water (change the water every 30 minutes, so the food continues
to thaw). Or, thaw in the microwave, if you'll be cooking the food
* Divide large amounts of leftovers into shallow containers'
for quick cooling in the refrigerator.
* Don't over-fill the refrigerator Cold air must circulate to
keep food at a safe temperature..
For more information on keeping your food safe, .contact the
Madison County Extension office.
The University of Florida Extension/IFAS - Madison County
is an Equal Employment Opportunity Affirmative Action Employ-
'er authorized to provide research, educational information and
other services only to individuals and institutions that function
without regard to race, color iex. age. handicap or national ori-

Daisies to Early Vote Idea;

Darts to Grinchy Complainers
Bouquets of daisies to the memory of President Gerald Ford.
The world will miss his courage and integrity.
Daisies to the politicians, (I know; I usually give them darts.),
who thought up the Early Voting system. What a help to so many
people. I could not have gone to my polling place on Election Day
since I had surgery on the previous day. However, the previous
week I took advantage of Early Voting. Hallelujah!
In a related vein, daisies to all of you who voted for the surtax
to build a new hospital. I believe we will take pride in our new fa-
Buckets of daisies to my bosses andsupervisors for their pa-
tience and attentiveness to me during my illness. Everyone should
have such generous people in charge.
Colorful Gerber daisies to Evelyn Murphy, who left her com-
fortable retirement to teach my classes while I was unable to do so.
What a great lady.
Twinkle-lights daisies to all of you who lit up the season in your
homes and yards. It looked so festive - fit for a King's birthday!
And cardboard darts to these folks who complain about people
saying, "Happy Holidays," instead of "Merry Christmas." Come on,
people. The Jew, The Hindu, even the atheist - - they get holidays
just like Christians do. There's no reason to deprive them of a
friendly greeting.
Daisies to Anna Albertson and Irene Powell, who have so ably,
done my job as pianist at Rocky Springs Methodist. You are a bless-
ing, ladies.
Daisies to smokers who are preparing to quit as a New Year's.
resolution. A great gift to yourself and those who love you.
Poison darts to smokers who are not preparing to quit. Come
on, at least try.
Daisies to you if you have celebrated Jesus and you plan to keep
him in your heart.

Charity Donation

cont. from Page 1 A

after August 17. For most calendar-year taxpayers, that means
they are effective in 2006.
Changes regarding cash/monetary contributions
*Donors must have a bank record, a receipt, or written com-
munication from the person receiving the contribution showing
the organization name, date of the contribution, and amount for-
all contributions of money, regardless of the amount.
Changes regarding non-cash contributions
SIndividuals, partnerships, or S corporations may only do-
nate clothing or household items in good used condition, or bet-
*Exception is for single items of more than $500 value that
include a qualified appraisal, even if the item is not in good used
*The IRS may deny deductions for items of minimal mone-
tary value such as used socks- and undergarments.
The following changes include donations made between
January 1, 2006, and December 31, 2007:
Changes regarding wholesome food donations
*Foods donated must be wholesome food - food intended
for human consumption that meets all quality and labeling stan-
dards imposed by federal, state, and local laws and regulations,
even though the food may not be readily marketable due to ap-
pearance, age, freshness, grade, size, surplus, or other condi-
tions. .
*The person making the donation must obtain an itemized
receipt containing the same information as those needed for
cash/monetary contributions mentioned previously.
*Corporations or taxpayers owning a trade' or business re-
ceive an above-basis deduction for wholesome foods, but dona-
tions cannot exceed ten percent of the taxpayer's aggregate net
income for that tax year from,,all trades or businesses from
which those contributions were made.
Changes regarding corporate contributions of qualified books
*Corporations receive an above-basis deduction for charita-
ble contributions of books used for elementary or secondary
.public school education meeting specific requirements.
*The person receiving the donation must satisfy the speci-
fied certification requirements regarding the books and its use of
those books.
Changes regarding cash donations for taxpayers age 70 1/2
or older
*Taxpayers over age 70 1/2 can avoid paying income taxes
on cash donations up to $100,000 when paying them directly
from tax-deferred IRAs to qualified charitable organizations..
While this is not a tax deduction, taxpayers do avoid paying tax-
es on the donated amount. It also conserves this money from es-
tate taxes for estates over$2 milliono. All donations must be doc-
umented carefully including a receipt from the person who re-
ceives the gift (see cash/monetary donations abovee.
The changes affect everyone who contributes to charitable
organizations at any level. Churchgoers who used to put cash in
the collection plate each week must now either write a check or
take advantage of the church's envelope system.
This may negatively impact collections such as the MDA
drive over Labor Day weekend by the firefighters. Will you ask
the firefighter for a receipt,when you drop a dollar in the boot?
Essentially, the message is "get a receipt" for every donation,
you wish to claim as a charitable contribution, starting immedi-
ately. Another good idea is to take photos of your. donations.
Every bit of substantiation helps.

Happy New Year From

The Chamber Of Commerce

As we approach the New
Year we look forward to a
prosperous and' happy year
for all. Madison County is
growing and changing. Our
community has joined'togeth-
er to address issues and con-
cerns by finding solutions and'
acting on them. Here are a
couple of examples:
_MANITY - This project is
well underway with a Board
selected and a second meeting
scheduled for January. Madi-
son County has partnered
with Taylor County in this
venture to provide affordable
housing to deserving families.
Watch the newspaper for new
information or contact the
Chamber or' Dr. Phillip
Mantzanas at NFCC.
OPMENT - The' Madison
County Development Coun-
dil, along with the Board of
County Commission and the
Chamber of Commerce: will
be sponsoring a presentation
on February. 6th by POLI-
COM, a consultant organiza-
tion who has done an eco-
nomic, comparative analysis
study on Madison County.
"The study was done to assist
us in marketing our commu-
nity to prospective businesses
and to provide our existing
business with information.
that will assist them in their
'expansion plans. .
Approximately $7000 was, re-
turned, to Madison property
owners and businesses during
2006 -through this program.
During the upcoming. 2007
year, we hope to increase that
amount. The Enterprise Zone'
is a state authorized incentive
program that allows business
tax credits and refunds based
upon new jobs created, pur-,

Grant Land

cont. from Page 1A

the project. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Myra Valentine and passed unanimous-
ly. - .
Clint Rogers requested potable water and sanitary sewer connections for his new dental clin-
ic on Captain Brown Road, without having to annex into the city limits. Commissioner Jim Stan-
,ley made the motion to grant Rogers' request. The motion died for lack of a second.
Under advisement from City Attorney Clay Schnitker, the board voted unanimously to table
action on increased'homestead exemption.


In last Wednesday's Madison County Carrier it was mistakenly reported that a fire had
burned 32 acres in Lee. The number of acres had been reported to us, The Division of Forestry,
however, reports that the acreage was only slightly over five acres. We apologize for the error.

I am in need of Madison County auto tags beginning
with prefix #35 for the years of 1938, 1939, 1940,
1943, 1949 and 1955.
I also want Madison County porcelain or metal
auto tags dated 1911-1917, paying
$500 - $1,000 each depending on condition.
I also want Florida tags dated 1918-1943.
Jeff Francis 727-345-6627
email: *
P.O. Box 41381 * St. Petersburg, FL 33743

chase of business equipment,
and/or the renovation and im-
provement of the building.
Residential properties are eli-
gible for a tax refund on
building materials purchased
for renovation projects. This
includes mobile home pur-
chases. Please watch the
newspaper and listen to the
local radio station for addi-
"tional information on this in
the upcoming year.
voters of Madison have voted
to impose a tax to fund con-
struction of a new hospital,
which will create additional
jobs and provide an opportu-
nity for improved services
and medical equipment.
Plans are underway to identi-
fy a site and begin construc-
We are fortunate to have
so much positive activity in
our community. Goals set by
the community during the Vi-
sion 2010 process are being
pursued and our community
is working together to devel-
op and prosper while main-
taining our quality of life and
clean environment. We are
on our way!

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New Year's

Monday, December 25, 2006.
The New Year's holiday
period will begin at 00:01
hours on Saturday, December
30, 2005, and end at midnight,
Monday, January 1, 2006.
Last year, 29 people were
killed in 29 traffic crashes dur-
ing the 72-hour New Year's
As in the past, Colonel
Knight has instructed all avail-
able troopers and supervisors
to discontinue office duties,
and heavily patrol interstates,
major state roads, and Flori-
da's Turnpike throughout both
holiday periods.
Motorists are urged, to
contact the FHP or local law
enforcement officials when re'-
porting an impaired, aggres-


sive, or dangerous driver (to
reach the Florida Highway Pa--
trol, simply dial *FHP (*347)
from a cellular phone. Callers
can remain anonymous. Mo-
torists who experience car
trouble on the highway or oth-'
erwise need assistance from
the FHP are also encouraged
to use *FHP. For real-time
traffic and road condition re-
ports, as well as maps and oth-
er safety tips, the public is
urged to visit the FHP website
at ,
Florida drivers can also
call 511 for up-to-the minute
updates on traffic jams, road
construction, lane closures, se-
vere weather and travel times
on Interstates and major high-

The following is a synop-
sis of the fatality experience
during the New Year Holiday
period which began at 12:01
a.m., Saturday, December 31,
2005, :and ended at midnight,
Monday, January 2, 2006.

Rural 20
Urban 9
Total 29

Alcohol-related Fatal Crashes
Alcohol-related Fatalities 5

Drivers 17
Passengers 3
Pedestrians 8
Bicyclists 1

Saturday _12
Sunday 8 -
Monday 9

Careless Driving 11
Failed to Yield Right of Way
Exceeded Safe Speed Limit

Sales Tax
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cont. from Page 1A

Exceeded Stated Speed Limit
Improper Lane Change 2
Alcohol - Under Influence 1
Drove Left of Center 1
Improper Backing 1
All Other 5

During this time period,
there were 29 people killed in
29 fatal traffic crashes.
4 (14%) of the people
killed were under 21 years of
17 (59%) of the'people
killed were drivers;
3 (10%) of the people
killed were passengers;
8 (28%) of the people
killed were pedestrians;
1 (3%) of the people
killed was' a bicyclist;
10 (71%) of the 14 dri-
vers and passengers killed in
vehicles normally equipped
with safety belts were not us-
ing their belts;
5 (17%) of the traffic
deaths were alcohol-related;
-5 (17%) of the fatal
traffic crashes were alcohol-
17 (59%) of the fatal
traffic crashes occurred after
1 17 (59%) of the fatal
traffic crashes occurred during
clear weather;
19 (66%) of the fatal
traffic crashes occurred on
straight and level highways;
17 (59%) of the fatal
traffic crashes occurred on
state roads.

cont. from Page 1A

since 2002 and patients ere going to other.hospitals in,the
area. Abercrombie stressed Madison County's need for a hospi-
tal at the meeting and presented statements from several people
in the area who wrote of how their lives were saved when they
got immediate medical attention at MCMH.
Commissioner Alfred Martin made a motion to begin the
process of placing the issue on the ballot. His motion was sec-
onded by Commissioner Ricky Henderson and passed unani-

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one of the gobblers, along
with some greens from his
garden, and other fixings,
down to the Senior Center. It
just so happened that a grand-
mother taking care of nine
children had just called in re-
questing help with food for a
Christmas dinner. The Senior
Center was glad to deliver De-
Hart's gobbler and fixings to
her and her grandchildren.
The double-bag turned
out to be a Christmas blessing
for one lucky family, thanks to
Dennis DeHart with a little
help from the Lord. "I was
blessed," DeHart said.


Man Arrested For Shoplifting
A Madison man was arrested for shoplifting on Tuesday,
December 26.
According to a Madison Police Department report, Patrol-
man Larry Pride was dispatched to Family Dollar in reference
to a shoplifter. He was given a description of a black male,
wearing white pants and a jacket, riding a bicycle. The subject
was headed toward Hilltop Apartments.
While en route to' Hilltop, Pride noticed Rufus Thompkins,
a black male fitting the description, headed south through Hill-
top. When Thompkins saw Pride, he ran.
/ ,Pride found Thompkins hiding in the bushes in front of the
apartment building.
Thompkins was charged with shoplifting for reportedly
stealing over $19 worth of deodorant and soap.

Kendrick Lamar
Weatherspoon - Criminal
IRegistration " '
Craig Lamar Solomon -
Failure to Appear
Sherard Omar Baynard
- No Valid or Expired Dri-
vers License
Kendrick Lamar
Weatherspoon - Arson

James Paul Shurte - Out
of County Warrant
Jose Manuel Martinez -
Failure to Appear-Arraign-
Michael Wayne Mcin-
tosh - Failure to Appear,
Out of County Warrant
Calandra Trinette Hall
Jeremy Terrett Mck-
night - Poss Of Drug Para-
phernalia, Domestic Vio-
lence/Battery, Poss Mari-
juana less 20 gmin, Domestic
Violence/Agg. Assault
Henry T. Salmons - Out
of County Warrant, Resist-
ing Officei w/o Violence,

Charles Dustin Green -
Failflhe to Appear-Pretrial-
1r� iJuty Marie'Hampton -
Grand , Theft, Poss "Drug
Christopher Michael
Oas - Grand Theft, Poss
Drug Paraphernalia
Chantin Aubrey Richie
- Attempted First Degree
Murder on LEO
Chantin Aubrey Richie
- Fleeing or Attempt to
Elude, Shooting Fromn Mo-
tor Vehicle
Mathew Lee Glee- Do-
mestic Violence/Battery,
Poss Marijuana less 20 gm,
Resisting Officer with Vio-
Merlin D. Ivery -
Shooting from a Motor Ve-
hicle, Attempted First De-
gree Murder on LEO
Tony Anthony Holley-
D.W.L.S.-Habitual Offend-
Rufus Thompkins, Jr. -
Petit Theft, Failure to ap-
Karl Michael Miller - V.O.P



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story about killing both gob-
blers with one shot.
DeHart was thrilled with
his double bag. He took both
birds home, plucked them and
cleaned them. Then he took


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Michael E.

Michael E. Graham, age 53, of
Greenville, formerly of Lexington.
KY, passed'
away Friday.
,- RDecember 22.
2006 at. the
Hospice Cares
Center- in
Born in
Norton, VA.,
to Laura
Roberts ,of
Lexington, and the late Edw in Hugh
Graham. Mr. Graham graduated from
the University of Kenrucky. He en-
joyed a successful career as, a Profes-
sional Geologist and had a lokrngstand-
ing membership in the American In-
stitute of Professional Geologists.
Mr. Graham nd\as owner and vice
president of the Smith Manriagement
Group mn Lexington. He was also
owner and operator. with wife Bren-
da S. Graham. of the Grace Manor
Bed & Breakfast in Green ille, and a
member of the Greemnille United
Methodist Church.
In addition to his mother and
wife. he is survived by brother Mark
Graham and Terry Harmon of Lex-
ington, as 5 ell as daughter Laura
Sims Graham.
A "Celebration of Life" was held
at the Oxmoor Country Club in
Louisville on December 27 at 2 p.m.
A memorial service will be held at
the Greenville United MNethodist
Church on December 30 at Nood.
In lieu of flowers, Nhke request-
ed donations be -made to the
Greens tile Unuted Methodist Church,
P.O. Box 562. Greenville. FL 32331.

James Robert

J amees

Searcy, 48,
died Sun-
day. De-
cember 24,
2006, in
Va ldosetea,
se rvicses
were held 11 a.m. Wednesday. De-
cember 27. 2006. at First United
methodist Church in Madison where
he was a member. Burial followed in
Macedonia Cemerery in Lee.
He vas born in Madison and
was a lifelong resident of-Lee. He
was the owner of Searcy Realty &
Appraisals in Madison. \\here he
was a certified general appraiser arid
real estate broker for 25 Nears. He
was a consultant for Nestle Waters
of North America.
He is survived bN his wife. Vi-
vian Welch Searcy of Lee: a daugh-
ter. Alexandria Searcy of Lee: a son.
James Robert Searcy II of Lee: his
parents, Bob and Robeana Searcy of
Lee; a sister. Judy Mosier of Aurora,
Indiana; his father and mother-in-
law, Alfred and Libby Welch of Lee:
and his brother-in-law and best
friend, Allen Welch and Allen's wife
Heather of Lee.
Donations may be made to
Gideon's International. 148 E. Base
St.. Madison. Fl. 32340: Florida
United Methodist Children's Home
Development Department, 51 Main
St.. Enterprise, Fl. 32725: or, the
American Cancer Society. 241 John
Pnox Road. Tallahassee,' Fl. 32312.

December 30
50's Sock Hop Dance Party at Yogi Bear's Jelley-
stone Camp and Resort Opry Hall. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The
price is $10 per family and $8 per couple.
December 31
Midway Church of God will offer something for all
ages. The Miracle Singers will open up the service with
a gospel sing. Other local singers will also perform. Fol-
lowing the service, food will be served in the church's
fellowship hall. After supper, there will be games,
snacks, movies and fin for all ages. Midway Church of
God is located at 2485 SE Midway Church Road, off
County Road 255, south of I-10. Lee exit, or off High-
way 53, south of 1-10, Madison exit.;
December 31
Lee First Baptist Church will host its watch night
service, beginning at 8 p.m. Lee First Baptist is located
at the corner of Highway 90 and County Road 255 in
Lee. :
December 31
Community Wide New Year's Eve Bash from 7
p.m.-1 a.m. 5th thru 12th grade is invited to come out to
Concord Baptist. There will be a live band, food. games
and contests, prizes, a bonfire, hayride, and a cemetery
scavenger hunt! And everything is free!
December 31 .
iNew Home Baptist Church will host the fifth Sun-
day night sing for the six churches. as well as a watch
night service, beginning at 7:30 p.m. with a meal on Newv
Year's Eve. Special guest for the evening is Sacred Heart.
New Home is located at 1100 SW Mosely Hall
Road in Madison.
January 5
Gospel concert at Lee Worship Center, located
on Magnolia Dr. in Lee. Fla. 6:30 p.m. The concert
is open microphone and anyone can play and sing.
Call Allen at 971-4135 to get on the program. The
concert will benefit the church building fund for a
much-needed tin roof. $1,500 more is needed to
purchase the tin. A supper will be held between the
concert at halftime. The meat will be provided.
Please bring a covered dish.
January 7
The Clyde Larrabee family will be honored
with a come and go farewell reception from 2-4
p.m. in the First Baptist Church fellowship hall.
Everyone s" invited to corrie wish the Larrabees

goodbye and to let them know what they have meant to
the church and to the community.,
January 9
Let the Sunshine In! Providing Quality Outdoor Play
Experiences for Children at theEarly Learning Coalition
Office in theTri-County Human Services Building at 356
S.W. Overall Street, Greenville, fron 6:30 p.m. - 9:30
p.m. For more information call 385-0551 ext 309.
January 13
The First Baptist Church, at 102 S. Meeting St., will
be hosting a huge yard sale from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Ham-
burgeis, holdogs, and drinks will be sold.
January 27
The Friends of the Park \r ill host a birding walk in
the Suvannee River State Park, meet at 8 a.m. at the
park office. Enjoy the migratory residents. The en-
trance feeis required. The citizens group hosts a bird-
ing walk the fourth Saturday throughout most of the
year. Contact the Schoenfelders, 971-5354, or
February 6
Music for the Mind and Body Language and Rea-
soning at the Early Learning :Coalition Office in
Greenville from 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. For more infor-
mation call 385-0551 ext 309.
February 20
Vooluntary Pre-Kindergarten Performance Standards
at the Early Learning Coalition Office in Greenville
from 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. For more information call
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Friday, December 29, 2006

Home Energy
Assistance For
The Elderly
The Area Agency on Ag-
ing'for North Florida an-
nounces the availability of
Emergency Home Energy As-
sistance for the elderly Pro-
gram (EHEAP) funds for eli-
gible households in the fol-
lowing counties: Bay, Cal-
houn, Franklin, Gadsden.
Gulf. Holmes, Jackson. Jef-
ferson, Leon. Liberty, Madi-
son, Taylor, Wakulla, and-
Washington. To be eligible.
the applicant must be 60 years
of age or older and present a
current utility bill that says
the payment is PAST DUE
DATE if payment is not re-
ceived to the utility company.
The household income must
be below 150% of the Federal
Poverty Income Guidelines.
The funds cannot be used
to reimburse households for
utility payments. Contact The
Elder Helpline at 1-800-963-
5337 or 1(800) 96-ELDER to
find out more information on
how seniors can access this

Personnel Development Services Celebrates

Christmas And Rings In The New Year

By Covell
Greene Publishing. Inc.
On Friday. December 22
at 10: 30 a.m. Personnel De-
velopment Services and its
clients celebrated Christmas
with a festive get-together.
Clients made their own
gift bags. and sang karoke
with others. Also, the Madi-
son County High School's
Key Club visited with clients
to celebrate the true meaning
of Christmas and the New

Year approaching quickly.
Personnel De'elopment
Services (PDS) assists peo-
ple with disabilities to live
and work within their com-
munities consistent with
their interests, dignity and
PDS offers flexible pro-
gram hours to provide
meaningful day activities,
community outgoing, com-
panion services and much

The Madison County High School Key Club shared many Christmas jokes with the
Personnel Development Services clients: Back row, pictured left to right: advisor, Rose-
mary McHugh, Courtney Higginbotham, Amber Duncan and Bryon Hughes. Front row,
pictured left to right: Rachal Smith, Brooke Schaeffer and Starr Deming. (Greene Pub-
lishing, Inc. Photo by Jessalyn Covell, December 22, 2006)

Volunteers John Burke, left, and Miss Madison Coun-
ty. Melissa Burke, were present to help make the holidays
even brighter for Personnel Development Services
clients. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jessalyn Cov-
ell, December 22, 2006)

Personnel Development Services workers Debra
Sculley (left) and Stacie Barrett enjoyed themselves at
the annual Christmas party. (Greene Publishing, Inc.
Photo by Jessalyn Covell, December 22. 2006)

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common? They describe families, the backbone of our nation. We salute families everywhere
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The Madison Enterprise-Recorder 7A

Madison County Dispatchers Help Save Lives

By Jessalyn Covell
Greene Publishing, Inc.
dispatchers help save
lives. Madison County dis-
patchers provide guidance
and assistance to Madison
County deputies, policemen,
emergency medical personnel
(EMS) and firemen. There are
nine full-time dispatchers and
one part-time' dispatcher who
help keep Madison County
" Marie Prince is the super-
vis Afor the Madison County
dis tch personnel and has
been serving the community
with her efforts for 22 years.
She fills in as a dispatch-
er for police, the Sheriff's Of-
fice, firemen, volunteer fire-,
men and EMS. Her job is an-
swering all of the administra-
tion lines; as well as 911 calls.,
A person must go through
specific training to become a
well-rounded and legitimate
dispatcher. Prince, along with'
any other Madison County
dispatcher, completed the Na-
tional Crime Information
Center (NCIC) training out of
Tallahassee or Live Oak and'
completed the Emergency
Medical dispatch class too.
Prince stated. "It is some-
thing different every day. My
job never gets old."
Prince always wanted to
get into law enforcement and
dispatch is an outstanding
way to help the community
and give back.

Prince commented, "You
know you have to stay, calm
to help assist the person on
the other line. They are
counting on you."
She is an Associate in
Arts degree holder from
North Florida Junior College.
Prince lives in Madison
and enjoys spending time-
with her family, which in-
cludes her husband Paul,
three grown children and five
grandchildren. In her spare
time, she enjoys reading,
walking and riding her bike.
Ashley Chafin is the

newest face on the Madison
County dispatch team. She
has been working at the coun-
ty jail for a little over a year
and loves her job.
She takes calls, dispatch-
es, enters and deletes war-
rants in the system, deals with
injunctions and stolen items.
Chafin said, "It's some-
thing new and exciting every
time you turn around. This
position is anything but bor-
She has been around law
enforcement all of her life
with her father being the

Sheriff in Brooks County,
Georgia. She has always had
an interest in it.
Chafin graduated from
Brooks County High School
and received her higher edu-
cation from the Georgia Mili-
tary College in nursing and is
currently still' attending col-
Chafin stated, "Once I
get in the midst of: all the
things going on at my job, it
just comes natural."
Her family includes her
parents Richard and Jeanne
Chafin and tmo brothers. She

Two of the ten Madison County dispatchers, Ashley Chafin (left) and Marie Prince,
work diligently with programs such as Alley Tracker, FDLE programs, dispatch sys-
tems, Motor Bride and much more. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jessalyn Covell,
December 22, 2006)

resides in Brooks County,
Georgia. In her spare time,
she loves playing with her
nieces and nephews and trav-
Terry Studebaker is a
well-known face at Madison
County dispatch and has been
working at the jail for seven
"My mission is to see
that deputies, policemen,
EMS personnel and firemen
go home after their shift and
the things that I do result in
that. Indirectly, I save lives
and property. .We furnish
them with the information
they require to effectively ac-
complish that' mission."
Also, Studebaker is re-
sponsible, for answering and'
evaluating all 911 and admin-
istrative calls to the Madison
County Jail, responding to re-
quests to deputies for infor-
mation on wanted persons,
vehicle registrations, and cer-
tain locations in the county
and more.
He Jis responsible for all
NCIC entries and modifica-
tions, stolen items, wanted'
people, stolen vehicles and
properly maintaining .those
files. .
Studebaker rinoted,
"When everything gets hectic
to me it's a real adrenaline
Studebaker has a back-
ground in law enforcement in
Valdosta'and after retiring

Terry Studebaker has
been serving the Madison
community for seven years
as a county dispatcher.
from the Army, former Sher-
iff Joe Peavy gave him a job
dispatching. Now, he dis-
patches under the rule of pre-
sent Sheriff.Pete Bucher.
He completed three years
of college at North Florida
Junior College and Georgia
Military College.
He has been married to
his wife Mary Helen (Karst-
edt) Studebaker for almost 40
years and they have two
daughters. He resides in
In his spare time, he
helps out %% ith projects for his
wife, daughters, and mother
and enjoys fishing.
Madison County dispatch
receives approximately
S1,284 911 calls and over
2,000 administrative, calls per


Significant Points '
Population growth and economic expansion are expected
to spur employment growth for all'types of dispatchers.
* Many dispatchers are at the entry level and do not require
more than a high school diploma.
* Although there are no mandatory licensing or certification
requirements, some States require public safety dispatchers to
be certified.

Dispatchers schedule and dispatch workers, equipment, or
service vehicles to carry materials or passengers. They keep
records, logs, and schedules of the calls that they receive, the
transportation vehicles that they monitor and control, and the
actions that they take. They maintain information on each call
and then prepare a detailed report on all activities occurring dur-
ing their shifts. Many dispatchers employ computer-aided dis-
patch systems to accomplish these tasks. The work of dispatch-
ers varies greatly, depending on the industry in which they
Regardless of where they work, all dispatchers are assigned
a specific territory and have responsibility for all communica-
tionisvithin that area. Many work in teams, especially dispatch-
ers in large communications centers or companies. One person
usually handles all dispatching calls to the response units or
company drivers, while the other members of the team usually
receive the incoming calls and deal with the public.
Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers, also called public
safety dispatchers, monitor the location of emergency services
personnel from any one or all of the jurisdiction's emergency
services departments. These workers dispatch the appropriate
type and number of units in response to calls for assistance. Dis-
patchers, or call takers, often are the first people the public con-
tacts when emergency assistance is required. If certified for
emergency medical services, the dispatcher may provide med-
ical instruction to those on the scene of the emergency until. the
medical staff arrives.
Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers work in a variety of
settings: A police station, a fire station, a hospital, or, increas-
ingly, a centralized communications center. In many areas, the
police department serves as the communications center. In these
situations, all emergency calls go to the police department,
where a dispatcher handles the police calls and screens the oth-
ers before transferring them to the appropriate service.
When handling calls, dispatchers question each caller care-
fully to determine the type, seriousness, and location of the
emergency. The information obtained is posted either electroni-
cally by computer or, with decreasing frequency, by hand. The.
request for help is communicated immediately to uniformed or
supervisory personnel, who quickly decide on the priority of the
incident, the kind and number of units needed, and the location
| of the closest and most suitable units available. Typically, a team
answers calls and relays the information to be dispatched. Re-
sponsibility then shifts to the dispatchers, who send response
units to the scene and monitor the activity of the public safety
personnel answering the dispatched message. During the course
of the shift, dispatchers may rotate these functions.
I When appropriate, dispatchers stay in close contact with
other service providers-for example, a police dispatcher would
. monitor the response of the fire department when there is a ma-
jor fire. In a medical emergency, dispatchers keep in close touch
not only with the dispatched units, but also with the caller. They
may give extensive first-aid instructions before the emergency

personnel arrive, %while the caller is waiting for the ambulance.
Dispatchers continuously give updates on the patient's condi-
tion to the ambulance personnel and often serve as a link be-
tween the medical staff in a hospital and the emergency medical
technicians in the ambulance.
Other dispatchers coordinate deliveries, service calls, and
related activities for a variety of firms. Truck dispatchers, who
work for local and long-distance trucking companies, coordi-
nate the movement of trucks and freight between cities. These
dispatchers direct the pickup and delivery activities of drivers,
receive customers' requests for the pickup and delivery of
freight, consolidate freight orders into truckloads for specific
destinations, assign drivers and trucks, and draw up routes and
pickup and delivery schedules. Bus dispatchers make sure that
local and long-distance buses stay on schedule. They handle all
problems that may disrupt service, andthey dispatch other bus-
es or arrange for repairs in order to restore service and sched-
ules. Train dispatchers ensure the timely and efficient move-
ment of trains according to orders and schedules. They must be
aware of track switch positions, track maintenance areas, and
the location of other trains running on the track. Taxicab dis-
patchers, or starters, dispatch taxis in response to requests for
service and keep logs on all road service calls. Tow-truck dis-
patchers take calls for emergency road service. They relay the
nature of the problem to a nearby service station or a tow-truck
service and see to it that the road service is completed. Gas and
water service dispatchers monitor gaslines and water mains and
send out service trucks and crews to take care of emergencies.
The work of dispatchers can be very hectic when many calls
come in at the same time. The job of public safety dispatcher is
particularly stressful because a slow or an improper response to
a call can result in serious injury or further harm. Also, callers
who are anxious or afraid may become excited and be unable to
provide needed information; some may even become abusive.
Despite provocations dispatchers must remain calm, objective,
and in control of the situation.
Dispatchers sit for long periods, using telephones, com-
puters, and two-way radios. Much of their time is spent at
video display terminals, viewing monitors and observing traf-
fic patterns. As a result of working for long stretches with
computers and other electronic equipment, dispatchers can
experience significant eyestrain and back discomfort. Gener-
ally, dispatchers work a 40-hour week; however, rotating
shifts and compressed work schedules are common. Alterna-

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tive work schedules are necessary to accommodate evening.
weekend, and holiday \\ork, as well as 24-hour-per-day, 7-
day-per-week operations.
Many dispatchers are at the entry leel and do not require
more than a high school diploma. Employers, however, prefer
to hire people familiar with computers and other electronic
office and business equipment. Typing, fili ng. recordkeeping,
and other clerical skills also are important.
State or local government civil service regulations usual-
ly govern police, fire, emergency medical,' and ambulance
dispatching jobs. Candidates for these positions may have to
pass written, oral, and performance tests. Also, .they may be
asked to attend training classes and attain the proper certifi-
cation in order to qualify for advancement.
Workers usually develop the necessary skills on the job.
This informal. training lasts from several days to a few
months, depending on the complexity of the job.. Public safe-
ty dispatchers usually require the most extensive training.
While working with an experienced dispatcher, new employ-
ees monitor calls and learn how to. operate a variety of com-
munications equipment, including telephones, radios, and
various wireless devices. As trainees gain confidence, they
begin to handle calls themselves. In smaller operations, dis-
patchers sometimes act as customer service representatives,
processing orders. Many public safety dispatchers also partic-
ipate in structured training programs sponsored by their em-
ployer. Increasingly, public safety dispatchers receive training
in stress and crisis management as well as family counseling.
This training helps them to provide effective services to oth-
ers; and, at the. same time, it helps them manage the stress in-
volved in their work.
Communication skills and the ability to work under pres-
sure are important personal qualities for dispatchers. Resi-
dency in the city or county of employment frequently is re-
quired for public safety dispatchers. Dispatchers in trans-
portation industries must be able to deal with sudden influxes
of shipments and disruptions of shipping schedules caused by
bad weather, road construction, or accidents.
Although there are no mandatory licensing or certifica-
tion requirements, some States require that public safety dis-
patchers possess a certificate to work on a State network, such
as the Police Information Network. Many dispatchers partici-
pate in these programs in order to improve their prospects for
career advancement.
Dispatchers who work for private firms, which usually
are small, will find few opportunities for advancement. In
contrast, public safety dispatchers may become a shift or di-
visional supervisor or chief of communications, or they may
move to higher paying administrative jobs. Some become po-
lice officers or firefighters.

Dispatchers held 266,000 jobs in 2004. About 36 percent
were police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers, almost all of
whom worked for State and local governments-primarily lo-
cal police and fire departments. About 26 percent of all dis-
patchers worked in the transportation and warehousing indus-
try, and the rest worked in a wide variety of mainly service-
providing industries.
Although dispatching jobs are found throughout the coun-
try, most dispatchers work in urban areas, where large com-
munications centers and businesses are located.

8A The Madison Enterprise-Recorder


Friday, December 29, 2006

Woman's Club Celebrates Christmaas

Woman's Club members.
Betty Williams, Becky
Home, Suzanne Peavy, An-
nelle Bishop and - Jean
McWilliams brought
prospective members to the
meeting. Williams introduced
guests Janet Moses and Carol
Herring, Home introduced
Sandy Kelly, Peavy intro-
duced Shirley Yeager. and
McWilliams introduced
Leigh Ann Wakefield and
Shelly Holbrook.
, President Jackie Johnson.


A Hospital Site Selection Committee will hold
5 meetings to develop recommendations for a
hospital building site. Meeting #1 will be an
organizational meeting and meeting #5 will be a
work session. Public welcome, comments invited.

Meeting #1

Madison County Courtroom
January 4, 2007; 6:00 PM

(organizing meeting)

Meeting #2 Lee Town Hall

Meeting #3

Meeting #4

Meeting #1

January 11, 2007, 6:00 PM
(public comment)
County Ag. Center, Madison,
January 18, 2007, 6:00 PM'
(public comment)
Greenville Senior Center
January 25, 2007,'6:00 PM
(public comment)
Madison County Courtroom
February 1, 2007, 6:00 PM
(\\ork session)

kicked off the meeting by
leading members and their
guests in the Pledge of Alle-
giance and in the recitation of
the Club. Collect.
Woman's Club member
Florida Smith gave a power-
ful devotion of the "Story Be-
hind Silent Night." Also, she
said prayer for all whom were
present, before enjoying a de-
licious Christmas luncheon.
The program for Decem-
ber"'s luncheon and meeting
consisted of two very talented
singers, Leigh Ann Wakefield
and Shelly Holbrook. Wake-
field is the Academic Reform
advisor at the Madison Coun-

ty High School and is active
in her church, the First Bap-
tist Church's choir. Also, she
plays the piano for church.
Holbrook is a college student
who is majoring is music and
English. The two talented
ladies entertained members
and their guests with delight-
ful Christmas music.
Afterwards, secretary
Annelle Bishop read the
minutes of , November's
meeting and the minutes
were approved. Treasurer
Judy Haire gave the treasur-
ers report.
Faye Browning remind-
ed members to save pennies

for the Hacineda Girls Ranch
and Betty Williams encour-
� aged members to make dona-
tions to the International
Heifer Fund.
President Jackie Johnson
informed members that they
must bring their arts and
crafts to the February 8th
meeting to be judged. Also,
Johnson announced that
Johnson and Johnson Inc.,
paid for half of the Woman's
Club's yearbooks this year.
, Johnson kindly thanked
hostess chairman Glenda
Gordon and committee
members Bunny Page, Glen
Baker, Inda Tinney, Dorothy

Greene, Judy Haire, Mar-
garet Sullivan and Judy
Steen for the beautiful
Christmas decorations and
the lovely table settings. In
addition, Johnson reminded
members to keep Ruby Ulm
.in their prayers.
The Woman's Club
agreed to continue the tradi-
tion of contributing $100 to
the United Way.
Altogether, it was a very
special Christmas luncheon
and meeting. The Madison
Woman's Club is looking
forward to the New Year and
completing more projects for
the local community.

Jean McWilliams (center) is pictured with her two
guests, Lianne Wakefield (left) and Shelly Holbrook, who Suzanne Peavy (center) is pictured with her guests
presented a wonderful Christmas program for Woman's Gail Spurlock (left) and Beth Meggs for the December
Club ladies and their guests. (Greene Publishing, Inc. meeting and luncheon. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by
Photo by Jessalyn Covell,December 14, 2006) Jessalyn Covell, December 14, 2006)

55 Plus Club To Hold Luncheon And Meeting

The January meeting of on Highway 145. (Corner of Hospice of Madison. This
the 55 Plus Club will be on Dill St. and Hwy 145) should be a most informative
Wednesday, January 10 at the The hosts for the January presentation.
United Methodist Cooperative meeting will be the Pinetta Covenant Hospice is
Conmunit\ Center The Coom- United Methodisi Church, and widely recognized as one of
munity Center is located about' the program will be given by the largest and most compre-
five miles North of Madison Nelissa Taylor of Covenant hensive hospices in the nation,

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providing a very special kind
of caring for persons w %ith life-
limiting illnesses, their fami-
lies, and their loved ones. One
of their primary objectives is
to provide their patients the
opportunity to remain in their,
own homes or in a homelike
setting, and to maintain a
strong emphasis on quality of
life. Covenant Hospice pro-
vides their patients with a wide
range of health and support
service options designed to
meet a variety of unique needs.
Covenant Hospice is a
not-for-profit organization
dedicated to providing, com-
prehensiVe, compassionate
services to patients and their
loved ones during times of
life-limiting illnesses.
Since dying is a part of the
normal process of life, the fo-
cus of Covenant Hospice is to
enable their patients to live as
fully and comfortably as possi-
ble, to provide dignified pallia-
tive care, to assist patients'
loved ones in coping with end-
of-life issues and the eventual
death of the patient, and to im-
prove care for all patients at
the end of their lives by exam-
ple and education.
Covenant Hospice exists
in the hope and belief that
through appropriate care, edu-
cation and the promotion of a
supportive community sensi-
tive to the needs of the persons
facing the end of life, patients
and their loved ones may be
able to obtain physical, men-
tal, and spiritual preparation
for the end of life, bereave-
ment and renewal.
Taylor is a very capable,
professional Covanant Hos-
pice representative and the
mother of "our own" Jessalyn
Covell who is a former re-
porter for the local newspa-
The meeting is at 12:00
noon and the luncheon is open
to anyone in the community
who is 55 years old and older.
There are no fees of any kind
and it is open to all faiths. No
reservations are necessary,
just come and bring a friend,
neighbor or relative!!!
-Putting life into days
when days can no longer be
added to life.

By Jessalyn Covell
Greene Publishing, Inc.
On Thursday, December
14, the Woman's Club held
their monthly meeting and
celebrated Christmas.

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Friday, December 29, 2006

The Madison Enterprise-Recorder 9A

Happenings At Madison First Baptist

By Nell Dobbs
We give thanks for His
grace and strength for the dif-
ficult happenings.
S We ask Him for continued
blessings for this New Year of
2007 and grace and strength
for "whatever will be."
We give thanks for
Preacher and the years he la-
bored among us preaching
hard, preaching the Word, and
for those who heard, and an-
swered, and have come into
church! We're sad to see
Stacey and Viktor and Kaitlyn

and him leave us, but we'll
pray for them in their new
Lil' Jesse's mother gave
me this version of: candy'
The Colors of Faith
Candy Canes:
Yellow - God's perfect,
Black - Our sins
Red - The blood Jesus
shed for us
White - The cleansing of
our sins ,
Green - The new life we

have in Jesus
Blue - The Baptism that
identifies us with Jesus
Purple - The crown of
life .
W. e are thankful that the
"colors of faith" candy canes
moved beyond the red and
white of the original candy
cane from the doctor's/barber
'Tw'as a special service
for lil' Lydia Jane Barnes, who
,was dedicated by her parents,
Jane\ and Andy;' and lii'
Gabriel and Sweet Mattie.

with much family sharing and
lil' John Marshall Pike was
dedicated by his parents,
Sarah and Ray Pike, and lil'
Henry Fisher, with family
also sharing.
Debbie (Bass) touched us
singing 7Breath of Heaven,"
saying it was a new song and'
so fitting since our Sunday
School lesson \\as about
Mary. Chancel Choir blessed
us, too. Preacher's final mes-
sage was about "remember-:
ing," arid he called the names
of many who touched his life,

while they were here. We
welcome John Page's Jennifer
(Preacher will come back' in
May to marry them) and
Justin and Kim Davis.
Sunday night was Can-
dielight service and Lord's
Supper. We welcome Preach-,
er Phillip Holbrook and
Michelle and Shellie into
Our hearts are sad in the
death of Jim Bob Searcy, and
we pray for his family, and for
the faniih of Mrs. Nlack Har-
2 ris. . .. ...

Many are ill and we pray
for them - Boogie Schnitker,
Margaret Morris at Lake Park.
and not so good is Mary Bush,
also at Lake Park. Pauline
Rushing in Madison Hospital,
and all others.
Families are so special
and \ve are blessed to have all
of ours except Natalie (in
Conn.. visiting her dad) and
lil" Jess (in St. Petersburg with
his- other Grandma).
May the Lord bless us
one and all and help us serve
Him all our days. Amen!

Rejoice: Great Happy New Year!

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Phi 4:4 Rejoice in the
Lord always: and again I saT.
Rejoice. ,
God's greeting., is to re-
joice in life. God's %wish is,
"You shall rejoice, you shall
be happy." as scripture repeat-
edly says.
Psa. 126:5 Thlev that sow
in rears shall reap in joy.
' As you face a new year.
God has a plan for your life.
Here are some great verses
to support that: "-
� "The steps of a good [
man are ordered by the
LORD: and He delighteth ;
in his way.." (Psahn 37:23) .
"For we are his work-
manship. created in Chirist Je-
suits unto good \iorks, which
God hath beJrie ordained that
.Ie should walk in them.
"For I know the thoughts
that f think toward You. saith

the LORD. thoughts of peace.
and not of evil. to give you an
expected enid." Jeremiah
, 9:11)

"I will instruct thee and teach
thee in the way u which thou
shalt go: I will .guide thlee
with mine eye." '(Psalm 32:8).
God is intensely interest-
ed in you. You are special to
Him. He wants Nou to be hap-

py and fulfilled.
'""av tihe God of hope fi11
you with all joy and
peace...that you may overflow
with hope by the power of the
Holy Spirit." -Romans 15:13,
"But now titus says the
Lord. who created vou,... He
Stiwho formined you...I have
. called you by name. you
are mine." -Isaiah 43:1
Real Happiness
It is of these that I be-
lieve the Psalmist speaks
%' when he cries out, "Happy
I are those, O0 God, whom
thou draisest nigh to dwell
* in thy courts." Happy are
i those \who walk in the
way of the Lord.
Let us turn this day be-
yond ourselves to God who
beckons us toward life's
highest joy, as in this season
we begin sending one anoth-
er greetings of true happi-

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Madison Church of God
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| Madison Church of God
S1 NE Colin Kelly H\vy . Madison. FL
S50-973-6307 * Rnv. Doyle GCass. Pastor

,' Sunday School........................................... 10:00 a.m.
'; Morning Worship......................................... OO11:00 a.m.
Evening 1Worship.......................................... 6:00 p.m.
% Wednesday Bible Sludy............................... 7:00 p.m.

Barbara Memorial Church

Of The Nazarene
Hi.eha\ 254 * 850-973-4160
"}], ?R L'. Rulert A. eter
Sunday School............................................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning %Worship...................................... 11:00 a.m.
. Evening W orship............................................5:30 p.m.
%Wednesday Bible Study..................................7:30 p.m.

i Reapers Of The Harvest Church
3 nules west of .Greeminvle. FL * Ht %. 90
Sariuel Ba.' s, Sr -Paitzor
ISunda) School..........................................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship.....................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship.........................................6:00 p.m.
lWednesday Night Service................7:30 p.m.
A ilJ ,1 i i th dal y fj' P iftec,.vSi i, 13 /idl iL ,miie.
i, '.v , ct a;ll witWii one accord itn one place " .\, 2_ 1

St. Vincent DePaul Roman

Catholic Church
" Mceung & Sumter St. * 850-973-242S
:Re . lin/on J. Gordoo. OMI
SSunda ............................................................ 9:00 a.m .
.-A'l Mon.. Tues.. Wed. Mass...............................7:30 a.m.
, Thur-sday M ass...............................................7:30 a.m .
Saturday M ass ...............................................5:30 p.m .

St. Mary's Episcopal Church
1 I4I. NE H..-r, rr e * Mai ion. FL * 850-973-833S
Ti;, R- . Bi, P ' l , F I t. i, i .i, . , - Seni', i llirh/ 1i
Sunday Church School.................. 10:00 a.m.
Sunday% Holh Eucharist...............................10:00 a.m.
N Mi-ion Board - 2nd Sunday....................1.... 1:00 p.m.
Episcopal Church % omen - 3rd Sundali......ll:011 p.m.
I i 1tir /III aS IC1i, h ,

rder to stir up loe, adm/ od works, not forsaking the assembly oi f oursds tether,

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Faith Baptist Church
1135 US 90 EatI * M :dj.or., FL * 850-9ii.3-28S7
Panuor-Ruit ' Brvan * AlMsic Dir-.clr'.iiiune Lee .' i t',i a
Sunday School............................................. 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship......................................... 1:00 a.m.
Church Training......................... 6:00 p.m.
Evening. Worship.........................................7:00 p.m.
Prayer Meeting, Wednesda).....................7-8:00 p.m.
Family Night Supper: 1st Wednesday........6-7:00 p.m.
Puppett Ministry, Sunda)............................6:00 p.m.
GROW Visitation. Monda.............................6:30 p.m.

Greenville Baptist Church
1365 Sl\ MNur, Si . Grcpen ii FL * l .5' i.-94,S.-153
Sunday School -All \gese................................. 10:01 a.m.
Sunday Morning \Worship............................... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening \orship................................. 7:0111 p.m.
Sunday Pre-school., tudenls, and
Adults Choir Rehearsals...................................... 5:311 p.m.
Wednesday Pre-;chool children.
Voulh & Adult Bible Studies ......................7:00 p.m.
lsi Sunda) every month-Men's Breakfast...........8:00 n.m.
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Lee United Methodist Church
Hw. 255 .S * Lc., FL * S0O-T'7l-5585
Rich rd Qujcl.enbush. Pasior
M morning W worship ................................................9:00 a.m.
Sunday School..................................................10:00 a.m.
Morning Wourhip....................11:00 a.m.
Sunday) Eiening Worehip........................................6:311 p.m.
Men's Felloship Breakfast
Second Sunda ...................................................8:00 a.m.
Mntibl ileIl \eel\ Bible Studies/Act\
C.''Y ,m.. Thleh CAomntnlr \itrtlt Chrm ' .

First United Methodist Church,- $ . Horr', at Ritledge Si. * 851.'-973-6295
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Service of Word & Table.............................8:30 a.m.
Sunday) School............................................9... :45 a.m .
Sunday Morning l\orNhip..........................11:00 a.m.
Wednesday All Youth (grades 6-8i.......60:30-8:01 p.m.
Youth (grades 9-121....,.............................. 7:01) p.m.
Men's Fellowship Breakfast 13rd Sun ........8:11)0 a.m.
Women's Meeting & lunch (Ist NMon. .....12:00 noun

St. John Damascene
Orthodox Catholic Church
141 .SW Broad Ave. Greenville. FL 32331 * 850-94--2622
Reverend Ffithei TJ. Pavie * Biic- p A.thi A rdc Buarilh,lo,,nv.,
'-Sunday - Eucharist Mass (Divine Liturgy)
10:00 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.

Hanson United Methodist Church

* 290 NE D.Asy Street *
. (7.5 miles from Madison oft HwI
Rev. WaYne Alberits
* Sunday School............................
Morning Worship.......................
Sunday Evening Bible Study....
Choir Practice Sunday Evening
Wednesdcby Evening Prayer Ser
All Are Welcome, P

Grace Presbyter
A Congregaii.n of the Piesbiten
Rev. Tolin Huop.
60S Noith Washminotn A\e. * M,
Sunday School For All Ages...
Sunday Morning Worship......
Wed. Fellowship Supper/Bible
Youth Groups 1st - 12th Grad
Choir Practice...................
Friday Men's Prayer Breakfa
Conw u\or.sip Arid Se

Mt. Zion A.M.]
.A Fnzendtv Chl
ChexN LIke, FL * S5
Re' ,Vathantwl Rob

Sunday) School.........................
Pastoral Sunday (ist & 3rd Sunda
Youth Church 12nd Sundda).........
Pastoral Study i4th Sundayi .........

Fellowship Bapt
One mile north ot Mad
Stie' e ,1Harmui, .
Ga'y Gala\l. ,Afu%,c Ir-rectru. iJc * k
Youth & CLildrier. Miratnrie',. Acti.
Ortice 850-971-
Morning Worship.................8:...
Sunday School....................... ..
1Wednesday: Fnmil. Nightl.........
A Famil, of a'mltens ' * "'Con
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SHanson. FL
145. [urn riht i on Da.ti, i
oin. Pat'or
............... 10:00 a.m.
....................11:15 a.m . 0
......................6:00 p.m .
.......................5:00 p.m .
%ice ...............7:00 p.m.
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lan Chullh in rnAeroCr: ,

,disor.n. FL * 97.2,2
...................9:45 a.m .
.................. 11:00 a.m .
e Stud) ........6:00 p.m.
es...............6:30 p.m.
..................7:30 p.m .
st...............7:00 a.m.
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. I........ .......... 11:00 a.m .
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.................... 11:00 a.m .

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rt-Don't Drink and Drive,

During 2005, 16,885 people inI
motor vehicle crashes, represe
deaths (NHTSA 2006).

More than half of the 414 child
who died in alcohol-related cras
the 8 drinking driver (NHTSA 2006)

In 2005, 48 children, age 14 year
pedestrians or pedalcyclists, w
d(NHTSA 2006).

There is an alcohol-related traffic
alcohol-related traffic injury ever

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the U.S. died in alcohol-related
noting 39% of all traffic-related

passengers ages 14 and younger
hes during 2005 were riding with

s and younger who were killed as
ere struck by impaired drivers

o fatality every 31 minutes and an
'y 2 minutes.

I went to a party, Mom,
I remembered what you said.
You told me not to drink, Morn,
So I drank soda instead.
I really felt proud inside,
The way you said I would.
I didn 't drink and drive, Mom,
Even though others said I should.
I know I did the right thing, Mom,
S I know you are always right.
SNow the parny is finally) ending,
As everyone is driving home tonight.
As I got into my cat; Momn.
I knew I'd get home in one piece.
Because of the way you raised me,
So responsible and sweet.
I started to drive away, MoWn,
But as I'pulled out into the road,
The other car didn't see me, Mom,
And.hit me like a load.
As I lay there on the pavement, Mom,
I hear the policeman say,
The other guy is drunk, Mom,
And now I'm the one who will pai.
I'm lying here dying, Mom...
I wish you'd get here soon.
How could this happen to10 me. Momn'
Mv life was still in bloom.
There is blood all around me. Mom,
And most of it is mine.
I hear the medic say, Maoni,
I'll die in a short time.
I just wanted to tell you, inom,
I swear I didn't drink.
It was the others, Mom,
The others didn't think.
He was probably at the same
party as was L
He's the one that drank,
But I'm the one to die.
SWhy' do people drink, Mom? n
It can ruin your whole life.
I'm feeling ,sharp pains now.
Pains just like a knife.
The guy who hit me is walking, Mom,
And I don't think it's fair
I'm lying here dying
And all he can do is stare.
Tell my brother not to cry, Mom.
Tell Daddy to be brave.
And when I go to heaven, Mom,
Put "Daddy's Girl" on my grave.
Someone should have told him, Mom,
Not to drink and drive.
If only they had told him, Momn.
I'd still be alive.
My breath is getting shorter, Mom.
I'm getting very scared.
Please don't cry for me, Mom.
When I needed you, you were there.
I have one last question
Before I say goodbye.
I didn't drink and drive,Mom,
So, why am I the one to die?

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Year's Traditions

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Everyone have some Musical hMsemn
sort of tradition they abide by for It is often remarked that
ringing in the New Year. "Auld Lang Syne" is oneof the
It has become common for most popular songs that nobodN
folks to celebrate the firstfew , knows the lyrics to. "Auld Lang
minutes of a brand ne\\ year in, Syne" literally translates as "old.
fthe company of family and long since" and means "times
friends. Parties often last into the gone by."
middle of the night after the cel- With January 1 being the
ebration of the New Year. first day of the New Year, many
It was once believed that people have drawn several con-
the first visitor on New Year's clusions %%hat they can and can't
Day would bring either good do on New Year's Da\ to assure
luck or bad luck the rest of the their upcoming year will be'
year. f killedd with luck.
Traditional New Year foods Kissing at midnight is a
are also thought to bring luck. longtime superstition that people
Many cultures believe,that any- kiss those dearest to them at
thing in the shape of a ring is midnight not only to share a mo-
good luck, because it symbol- ment of celebration with their
izes 'coming full circle," com- favorite people, but also to en-
pleting a year's cycle, sure those affections and ties
Many parts ,of the United will continue throughout the
States celebrate the New Year by. next, 12 months. To fail to
consuming black-eyed peas. smooch your significant other at
These legumes are.. typically ac- the stroke of twelve would
companies by either ham hocks set the stage for a year of loneli-
or some other type of flavor. ness.
Black-eyed peas and other Stocking up is another su-
legumes have been considered perstition many people abide by.
good luck in many cultures. The New Year must not be wel-
Cabbage is another "good comed in with bare, cupboards,
luck" vegetable that is con- -lest that be the way of things for
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rency. In other places, rice is a away" in the upcoming months.
lucky food that is eaten on New Somie people go as far as not
Year's Day. washing dishes just to make
The most commnionly sung, sure.
song for Americans on New Additionally, many people
Year's Eve is, "Auld Lang believe that babies who are born
Syne." This song is an old Scot- on January 1 will always .have
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Practicing Safety On New Year's Eve
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Every year, New Year's bashes are becoming bigger and big-
ger. There is more noise and sometimes too much fun to handle.
It is important to ensure that the proceedings are engulfed in a net
of safety: New Year's Eve is a night that is ripe for the occurrence
of any untoward event. It should not only be left to the law to take
care that nothing bad happens. There are a host of safety mea-
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The common sense tactics include not drinking and driving.
A driver has to be designated before having that first drink: If you
are the host, of the party please ensure that non-alcoholic drinks
are also served.
Also, candles, children and pets don't mix. Keep them away
from each other. ,
A safe, but fun party lies with the host. The host should know
a few things about the liquor that is being served. Beer and wine
are just as intoxicating as hard liquor. A 12-ounce can of beer, a
five-ounce glass of wine, a 12-ounce wine cooler and an ounce
and a half of liquor contain the same amount of alcohol. There is
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Friday, December 29, 2006.

Madison Academy Presents 'Twas the Night Before The Program

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
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sented their annual ,Christmas
play, 'Twas the Night Before
the Program, on Tuesday. De-
cember 19, at.7 p.m. at Van H.
Priesti Auditorium.
Eighth graders BekNy
AMiller, Brice Putnal, Kendal
Wilson, Matt Day, Ashlyn
Welch. Brooke Schaefer.
Amanda Wise, Jarrett Davis,
Abigail Vasquez. Emily Webb,
Cheltsie Kinsle\ and Aleshia
McNeely were the narrators.
Songs performed during.
the play included "It's Beg!n-

Meghan Maultsby holds a sign, proclaiming, "God is
Faithful," during the seventh graders' rendition of "He Is:'
(Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley, De-
cember 19, 2006)

Camryn Strickland, Summer Langell, Shelbi Cooper and Jacob Hanners, pictured
left to right, play the hand bells during the second graders' performance of "Joy To The
World." (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley, December 19, 2006)

ning to Look a Lot Like
Christmas;" "Santa Claus is
Coming on a Boogie Woogie
Choo-Choo Train;" "Santa
Claus is Coming to Town;"
"Frosty the Snow man:" "Toy
Catalogs:" "The Chipmunk
Song;" "'Twelve Days Before
the. Program;" "I Gotta Cold
for Christmas:" .Yes, We
Have No Pizza;" "Joy to the
World:" and "He Is."
The eighth grade Chime
Choir performed "Go Tell It
On the Mountain."
The program closed with
students singing. "We Wish
You a Merry Christmas."

Brooke Joiner, right, plays Marilyn Blair, Madison
Academy's secretary, checking Dylan Cruce for a tem-
perature during the fifth graders' performance of "I Gotta
Cold For Christmas." (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by
Emerald Kinsley, December 19, 2006)

Caroline Jennings, Noah Williams, Logan Lepper and Summer Blair, students in 5K.
pictured left to right, sing, "Yes, We Have No Pizza." (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by
Emerald Kinsley, December 19, 2006)

Dustin Bezick. left, and Kasey Odom. right, perform
during the seventh graders' rendition of "He Is." (Greene
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Allen McCormick, left, and Calvin "Junior" Knowles
display the buck that was shot by Calvin. (Photo submit-

Cody Davis shows off the wild boar he shot. (Photo

Dustin Bass, left, is pictured with his brother Dillon,
and the buck heshot. (Photo submitted)

Wyatt Hunter, left, and his father William proudly dis-
play the buck that Wyatt shot. (Photo submitted)

Justin Briggs, right, and his brother Jerrett show off Shan Wirick shows off this nice buck. (Photo submit-
this nice deer taken by Justin. (Photo submitted) ted)

FWC Releases

Officers Todd Hoyle and
Leslie Sharp received informa-
tion from two off-duty Colum-
bia County Deputies on Dec. 19
regarding night hunting near
their residence. As it turned out,
three suspects were identified as
having shot a spike buck in an
undeveloped new neighborhood
with the aid of their truck head-
lights, while parked in the road.
One dropped 'off to drag the deer
thru the woods to another road
where the truck picked him up.
The shooter was charged, with
taking antlerless deer during
closed season, taking wildlife at
night with a gun and light, and
discharging a firearm from a
paved public road. The other
two were charged with posses-
sion of an antlerless deer during
closed season. A 30-30 Marlin
rifle along with two bags of deer
meat were seized as evidence.
Dec. 16, Investigator Mike
Pridgen responded to a call
about trespass hunting. Pridgen
arrived at the leased hunting
club and found the leaseholder
with a Columbia County man
and wife. The couple had shot a
hen turkey on the lease. Neither
had a Florida hunting license.
The man was cited for no hunt-
ing license and taking hen
turkey. The wife was issued a
warning for no hunting license

and the husband was issued a
warning for trespass., The cou-
ple had knowingly entered the
leased property on their all-ter-
rain vehicle and taken the
turkey, Columbia County Sher-
iffs Office assisted.
Dec. 20, Investigator Larry
Ayers and Officer Justin Allen
were targeting marine resource
violations on theSuwannee Riv-
er at Alligator Pass. While
checking an individual who
claimed he had not caught any
fish, the officers found two un-
der-sized Red Drum attached to
a stringer under the boat. The
individual was charged with un-
der-sized redfish and over-the-
bag limit.
Officer Spence Yon re-
sponded to a trespass complaint
where an individual was report-
ed to be hunting out of a deer
stand on private property. The
property owners insisted that
trespass charges be filed on the
individual. The witnesses gave
written statements and the de-
fendant was notified to appear in
Officer Arlo Rissman as-
sisted the Kiwanis Club with
their second turkey shoot. As
before, the event gave partici-
pants the opportunity to ask
questions about FWC programs.

Officers Matt Tyre and
Bryan Humphries were working
a night hunting complaint area
near the Lafayette/Dixie County
line when they observed a vehi-
cle driving slowly and working
alight. The vehicle was stopped
and three Dixie County resi-
dents were identified. In the ve-
hicle were two spotlights and
one loaded Ruger M77 Mark II
.243 rifle. The driver and pas-
senger were issued citations for
hunting at night with gun and
light violations and the female
passenger was issued a written
warning. The rifle and lights
were seized.
Officer Dennis Sharpe and
Rodney Boone received infor-
mation from the Royal Gorge
Hunt Club about a hunter who
had shot a doe deer. The officers
located several witnesses and
obtained sufficient information
to locate the person in the Ten-
nille Campground at US 19 and
SR 51 in Taylor County. The
OkeechobeeCounty resident
gave statements and was given a
notice to appear in Lafayette
County. The meat was seized.
Investigator Neal Martin
concluded his investigation of
individuals shooting a "trophy"
deer illegally taken from a pri-
vate game farm on Hwy 49 out-

Weekly Re
side Live Oak. Martin was able der and lung. Charges will be
to recover the deer, antlers and filed for taking an antlerless
identify four individuals in- deer out of season:
evolved. Charges filed include Dec. 21, Officer Randy
trespass, grand theft, discharge McDonald arrested a subject for
of a firearm from a public road, attempting to take deer with a
and accessory to grand theft. gun and light. McDonald
TAYLOR COUNTY watched the subject make sev-
Dec. 17, Officer Randy eral U-turns along US 98 before
McDonald received a call from shooting at a deer feeding
the president of a local hunt alongside the highway.
lease. The president told Mc- Investigator Guy Carpenter
Donald he had watched three concluded an investigation
hunters throw a burlap sack into stemming from an incident that
the woods after being alerted to occurred in Spring Creek WMA
his presence in the area. The on Dec. 3. This incident in-
club president located the sack volved a man and his grandson
and found freshly butchered walking down a woods trail,
deer meat inside. Fortunately, with the grandfather shooting at
the club president recognized "bright eyes trail markers" at-
the subjects and turned their tached to a tree. The grandfa-
names over to McDonald. their was unaware that down the
When McDonald arrived on trail was a man in a tree stand.
scene, he located a freshly Concerned for his safety, the
butchered doe deer with only man in the tree stand called for
the hams and back strap re- help on his cell phone. As a re-
moved. McDonald located the sult of the investigation, Car-
subject's phone numbers and penter issued a warning for un-
called the subjects, who were en safe use of a firearm and direct
route back home to Pasco filed charges for possession of a
County. During the phone con- firearm by a convicted felon.
versation, one of the subjects UNION COUNTY
claimed to kill the doe deer be- Officer Bret Gill was called
cause it appeared injured. A by the Union County Sheriff's
subsequent necropsy, complet- Office to assist with a
ed by a FWC wildlife biologist, night/road hunting incident in
determined the doe had no prior progress near the sheriff's resi-
injuries and died from a single dence Dec. 1. A truck was seen
gunshot through the front shoul- and heard by a neighbor shining

and shooting a spike buck along
a county road. The shooter got
out and the truck began to pull
away when a motorist began to
follow the truck. The motorist
called 911 and continued to fol-
low the suspect vehicle. At
some point, the suspect driver
stopped his truck, got out, and
shot at the following motorist
and his passenger with a .38 pis-
tol. The projectile lodged in the
gas tank of the following vehi-
cle. The suspect driver then
sped off. FWC Lieutenants
David Lee and David Ferguson,
and Officers Billy Giles (K-9)
and Zach Clark along with oth-
er Union County deputies and
Dept. of Corrections K-9 teams
assisted. The suspect was
stopped and arrested for two
counts of aggravated battery,
discharging a firearm into an
occupied vehicle, taking deer at
night with a gun and a light, and
taking deer from a roadway.
His partner (the dropped?off
hunter) was later located and
charged with trespass with a
firearm, taking deer at night
with a gun and light, taking deer
from a roadway, and giving a
false statement. The shotgun
used was located in the woods
along with the deer. The sus-
pect vehicle was towed, the .38
pistol and shotgun were seized,
and the deer was donated.

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My cowboy, the man of
the house, is afflicted with
OCD (Obsessive Compulsive
Disorder). Because he's a cow-
boy, it manifests itself in some
really weird ways. For exam-
ple, his cowboy boots are al-
ways lined up in a perfectly
straight line. Since he has lots
of pairs, the line can stretch
pretty far. There are other man-
My cowboy double-checks
all gates. He is really obsessive
about closing gates behind
himself, checks them twice,
and if you're the one closing
the gate, he'll check your
work! (Really!)
All barn tasks are compli-
cated at my house by OCD.
The complex maze of gates he
designed around the barn to
move livestock have to be nav-

igated in exactly the right order
or the cowboys loses his mind
(literally). Just the other day
we were out checking the
progress of our rye field and I
tried to leave the pasture by the
wrong gate. I was quickly cor-
rected. After five years, non-
OCD type person that I am, I
still have to be notified that I'm
doing it wrong.
It's a good thing I don't
have OCD. Imagine two OCD
types living together with dif-
ferent order issues! "We're do-
ing it MY way!" "No, we're
doing it MY way!" Things
could get ugly fast.
The weird thing is we also
have animals with OCD. Most
cow dogs seem to be inflicted
with this disorder. We had one
that HAD. to round up cows.
Our cows at the house were so

Department Continues Investigation

Into Horse Virus Outbreak


SBy Janet Schrader, Columnist

Florida Agriculture and
Consumer SerVices Com-
missioner Charles H. Bron-
son says the Department's
Division of Animal Indus-
try is continuing the inves-
tigation into the presence of
Equine Herpesvirus - type 1
(EHV-1) in several areas of
the state including Welling-
ton, Jupiter and the Ocala.
area. EHV-1 can be a seri-
ous disease of horses and
the virus can spread
through the air from the
respiratory route of affected
horses. Transmission can
also occur through contam-
inated equipment, clothing
and hands. There is no
record of a human health
threat from the virus.
So far, seven horses
have tested positive for the
virus through lab tests. All
confirmed cases are under
Here is a chronology of
Five horses imported
from Europe were brought
to Florida from the New
York animal import station,
a quarantine station for im-
ported horses; three more
horses were picked up en
route in Huntington, N.Y.,
and one in Darlington,
Maryland. When the truck,
arrived on November 29 in
Wellington, Florida, one of
the horses from the import
station was ill. That horse is
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Beach Equine Sports Com-
plex, which is part of the
Southfields Training facili-
ty. There is a second sus-
pect case there awaiting lab
test confirmation. The De-
partment is also placing this
facility under quarantine.
A horse that was ex-
posed to the virus during
the shipment into Florida
was treated at the Palm
Beach Equine Clinic and is
believed to have been a
possible link to the horse in
Ocala, which was at the
clinic at the same time. The.
Ocala horse has tested posi-
tive for EHV-1 and was
transported to Ocala on De-
cember 11. The horse was

curity precautions the sta-
ble veterinarian or stable
manager recommend.

used to him, that after the first
yip,' they all immediately
grouped into. a bunch and-
stayed there until Handy was
gone. He could not deal with
cows that would not bunch up
for him. We have another one.
He thinks he's a horse. He
will not come out of the pas-
ture if his horses are out there.
Not even to eat. He has to stay
with the horses. I've even
seen him trying to graze.
The man of the house is a
horse shoer as well as a cow-
boy. He takes his OCD to
work with him as well. He.
has a certain order for doing
horse feet, though the order
can be different for some
horses. He seems to just sense
what order a horse will most
easily accept, and from then
on it never,'changes. His tools
have to be kept in perfect or-
der, lined up in their box. Af-
ter he works on the horses, all
tools go back into the toolbox
in the exact same order with
his chaps on the top. He takes
the same route to all of his
customer's houses every day
and groups his customers pre-
cisely to make the fewest
As I sit here writing this
I'm thinking, for a cowboy,
maybe OCD isn't such a bad
thing after all. Working with
large animals can be danger-
ous. For my cowboy, maybe
the OCD makes it a little

Jim Hubbard

pr1 "i e STUMP irinllim
Madison, Florida

Call Jim Hubbard

850-948-2800 * 850-210-5497

ill when it arrived and was
immediately isolated from
all other horses at the Ocala
location,' Tuxedo Farms.
The horse continues to be
isolated and a portion of
that facility is also under
The Palm Beach Equine
Clinic indicated it is con-
tacting the owners of all
horses that were there at the
same time as the index
horse to make them aware
of the situation and find out
if any of the horses are ex-
hibiting any signs of EHV-
1. So far the Department
has received no reports of
any other horses that were
at the clinic showing dis-
ease signs.
A, horse at Pinehurst
Stables. in Jupiter, Florida,
has also been reported
with neurological symp-
toms of the disease and a
sample has been submitted
for a lab test.
The Division of Ani-
mal Industry is working
closely with veterinarians
and equine facilities in the
impacted locations to
monitor the animals and
assist with testing.
Owners with sick hors-
es should contact their pri-
vate veterinarian to exam-
ine and treat their horses.
Veterinarians suspecting
EHV-1 with neurological
signs are advised to con-
tact state officials and fol-
low protocols for collect-
ing and submitting appro-
priate 'samples for labora-
tory diagnosis.
Horse owners in the
impacted areas are being
asked to follow biosecurity
measures until the virus is
controlled. The measures
* Have temperatures
taken a minimum of twice
daily, with a temperature
log being maintained on
each horse. Horses with
fevers >101.9 or >1 degree
above their normal temper-
ature should be reported to
the stable's veterinarian.
The horse should be isolat-
ed and EHV-1 samples
should be taken by the sta-
ble veterinarian.
* Limiting admittance
of people into the barn
area to only necessary per-
sonnel. When entering or
exiting a stable or barn,
use foot baths to disinfect
outer footwear and wash
* Washing hands with
soap and water or using a
dry disinfectant after han-
dling each horse.
* Minimizing the use
of shared equipment.
Equipment such as water
buckets, lead ropes,
grooming equipment, etc.,
should not be shared be-
tween horses. These items
should be labeled as be-
longing to an individual
horse. Other equipment
such as twitches, shovels,
forks and bits should be
disinfected daill and be-
tween each us.e.
* Care should be taken
when filling water buckets
and feed troughs. Neither
the hose nor the feed scoop
should have contact with
an individual horse's buck-
et or trough.
* Multi-dose oral med-
ications should not be
shared between horses.
* Any additional biose-

16A The Madison Enterprise-Recorder

Friday, December 29, 2006

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We Do Backhoe &
Front End Loader Work.
By The Hour Or By The Job.
386-364-8393 or 386-208-9792

I build sheds, decks, ha.indicap
ramps, exterior carpentry work,
window and door replacement.
Call Bob: 850-242-9342

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 Eslimales
, (850) 973-2848

81' Ford Stepside
Last year of the full size Ranger.
Runs Great! $2,500 Call 929-2897

Lincoln Towncar
1995 Sigriture Seeies, Light
Green, Leather Seats, PS, PW,
PL, Cruise, AMFM'Caasette.
4.6 Liter, 135,000 miles. Very
Good - Excellent Condition.
$4,000. Call 973-4141

SOLID WOOD Cherry sleigh bed -
BRAND NEW in box, $275. (850)
Micro-Fiber sofa and loveseat
$450. Earth tone, hardwood frame,
lifetime warranty, new in crate, de-
livery available. 850-222-2113

Exercise Machine Cage
Weider Pro XT-75
All Bars but no weights
United Christian Ministries
Thrift Store 850-973-2295

Queen Pillow-Top Mattress Set.
New in plastic with warranty, can
deliver. $129. 850-222-9879
sealed w/warranty $225. 850-425-

Puppy Training?
25 lbs. of
just $2

Wanted - peafowl. Need one ma-
ture male now before spring, but
%ill buy pairs it needed Call 850-
973-6131 or 850-464-1165. Also
want guineas. .

Critter Sitter
We come to your pet or livestock!
Services include; feed/water, walk,
check mail, gates and lights while
your away on a business trip or va-
cation. Custom services our spe-
cialty. $10 each visit plus mileage.
References upon request.
Call Susan today 850-948-5097

The only place in town to get
LIVE stars and angels!
See us for .ll
: ,our aquaruiumi needs.
683 E. Base St. Madison, FL
S: 850-73-3188

2bdrm/1 bath MH in park on
Hihs'hka. 53 in Madison,
5,135/,. k includes electric, ten-
ant to pay for propane.
Call Erin Levin
at 850-570-0459

Laew p t ?

Greenville Iointe


1, 2 & 3 BR HC & non-HC acces-
sible apts. HUD vouchers accept-
ed. Call 850-948-3036. TDD/TTY
711. 192 NW Greenville Pointe
Trail, Greenville, FL 32331.
Equal Housing Opportunity

Qouthem Aillas of

MC adison Opartments

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

Cambridge Manor
Apritment.: deigned for. Senior's
and Disabled. I & 2 bedrooms,
HUD vouchers accepted Call 850-
973-3786 - TTY Acs 11 "This in-
stitution is an equal opportunity
provider and employer."

with state highway frontage-23
acres, Corner lots. Fronts both
Harvey Greene Drive and High-
way 53 South. Natural gas line,
8 inch water main, access to city
utinjies. lirehydrant, and service
from two power companies.
Property has easy access to 1-10,
via SR 53 & SR 14. Will build to
suit tenant.
Call Tommy Greene

Rea Estate~w

Home for sale - 2' bed/1 bath, din-
ing room, eat-in kitchen, 360 sq. ft.
. great room, over 1400 sq. ft. heat-
ed, carport, 8x20 outside storage
bldg. Located at 173 SW Overall
St. in Greenville. $82,900. Make
an offer! Linda, Dale Alexander,
Owner/Realtor, Blue Bird Homes
and Lands 850-251-4828 or 850-

Excavating &
Tractor Services
Land Clearing. Ponds, Stump
Removal, Demolition, Roads,
Mowing, Discing, Box-Blading,
and Tilling.
No Job Too Small
Free Estimates
Call Paul Kinsley 973-6326

Two 1 acre lots on small lake
Pinetta area Madison County, own-
er financing 22,500 each. Landcall- 941-778-7980

'93 - Mobile Home - 14x80
Manufacture: Fleetwood Weston
Features: Two bedroom, two bath,
large living room, kitchen bar, gar-
den tub, front porch, excellent con-
dition. Contact: Joel or Vanessa at
850-973-3979, leave message

Court Records Contractor:
Nationwide Company seeks experi-
enced Independent Contractor to
collect public record information at
the court. Must have knowledge
of Civil, Judgments & Tax Lien
Records at the court. Laptop/PC
required. Pay based on production.
Please fax resume to 1-866-293-
7705 Attn: Kristie.


Publishing, nc, i

General News /School Re-
porter needed. Must be a team
player, able to handle multiple
tasks, and be able to cover a va-
riety of stories. Experience in
writing/reporting preferred.
Must have an excellent knowl-
edge of English grammar and its
proper usage. Apply in person
only at the Madison County Car-
ner nee paper office, located at
1695 South SR 53.

Lise in companion for an 'ui ear
old female. Mus.i hae valid dri-
vers license and own transporta-
tion. Nlust be willing to adiat to a
background check. Room anid
board plus salary. Please respond
.ith lenter of reference co

Live-in Companion
C/O Schoelleas ind As.rocijtes
P.O. Bo\ 569

referring jpainmeni buildings for
sale by owners to me. Contact Uni-
versjl o14', SW Owendale Ave.
Greenville, FL 32331
Master's Level Therapist #1981 -
Requires a master's degree with a
major in Counseling, Social work,
Psychology, Nursing, Rehabilita-
tion, Special Education, Health Ed-
ucation or a related human services
field and two years of professional
experience in providing services to
persons with behavioral illness.
Some local travel required.

Adult Case Manager #2211 - Re-
quires ,a bachelors degree with a
major in Counseling, Social Work,
Psychology, Criminal Justice,
Nursing, Rehabilitation, Special
Education, Health Education, or a
related human services field 'and
one year of mental health experi-
ence, or other bachelors degree and
two years full time or equivalent
experience working with adults ex-
periencing serious mental illness.
Valid drivers license required.

Children's Case Manager #1830 -
Requires a bachelors degree with a
major in Counseling, Social Work,
Psychology, Criminal Justice,
Nursing. Rehabilitation, Special
Education, Health Education or a
related human services filed and
,.one year of full-time experience
workingwith children having se-
vere emotional disturbances; or
other bachelors degree with three
years full-time experience as speci-
fied above. Valid drivers license re-

Call, Click or Visit: (850) 523-3217
or , (800) 226-2931,
www. apalacheecente or, Human
Resources, 2634-J Capital Circle
NE Tallahassee, FL 32308. An
Equal Opportunity / Affirmative
Action Employer / Drug Free
Home elder care: Will assist with
activities of daily living, NFCC Pa-
tient Care Technician Certificate.
CPR Certified Available now-
Madison area. Call Beverly at 850-

$ AVON $
Easy to make holiday money.
Start up kit only $10
Call Dorothy

High school exchange student
program is seeking person 4 hrs
weekly from home. Work with
community families, local schools
and foreign teens. Prefer applicant
with background in student ex-
change, education or travel.
Stipend to cover expenses, training,

vember. Call 877-417-9600

Madison County
Memorial Hospital
Hiring Nurses FT and PRN
Medical Floor & ER
Call for more information

A Whole Lot Of Band For Your Buck!!!
Classified Ads Are $12 For 196 characters
(including spaces). Your Ad Will Be Published
In Both The Madison County Carrier And The
Enterprise Recorder As Well As Being Placed
On The World Wide Web!

The regular micting orf the Cit Cummision of Ihe Citm of Madison. Florida will be
held Tuesdas. lanuar) 9. 2010t at 5:31) p.m. in CitF Hall.
\.n\ person "ho decides to appeal an% decision made b3 Ihe Commission with respect g
to anm mailer considered of such meeting ill need a record of the proceedings, and
that for such purpose . he or she ma, need to insure that a %erbatim record of rhe pro-
ceLdings is made. chieh record includes the itstimonm and evidence upon which theap-
peal is based.


Public Notice
Notice is hererb gisen that the Tomn Council
of Ihe Town of Lee. Florida "ill
accept sealed bids lor

Land C(aring - 4 acre;

, Sealed bids may be submitted to the office ol the Town Manager h) depositing same '
. ith Cherl \rchambault. 280 N.E. County Road 255. Lee. Florida 32059 anytime pri-
or to 4 p.m. on January 12. 2110' NO BIDS RECENIED AFTERR SUCH DATE AND
TIME \\ ILL BE CONSIDERED. Bids iill be opened at Citi Hall at the close of the 7
bidding period on Januari 12. 2Aa'.
,ddilional information is available at Lee (Cit Hall. \11 bids shall be plainly marked
on the outside of the envelope sulfitient IO idenllih the bidder ith the item bid.
. _,2 . I/

a Florida corporation,
Plaintiff, CSE NO.: 206-336-CA

NOTICE IS HEREBI GIVEN that pursuant to a Summary Final Judg-
ment of Foreclosure dated December 18, 2006, in the above refer nenced case in 'A which
IVY FINANCIAL CORPORATION, a Florida corporation, is Plaintiff. and H. %V. IN.
DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I TIM SANDERS, Clerk of the Court., ill sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash in the Madison County Courthousc in Madison. Flori-
da, as the Clerk of the.Court may designate at the time of sale, at I 1:0U a.m. lor as
soon thereafter as Plaintiff's counsel may direct provided that said sale must be com-
menced prior to 3:00 p.m.), on the 24th day of January, 2007, the follow, ing deLscribed
property set forth in the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure:

Parcel Identification Number: 09-1S-10-1185-ONC-030

Lot 30, NORTON CREEK SUBDIVISION, according to the plat there-
of, as recorded in Plat Book 2, Pages 31 through 33 inclusis e. of the Pub-
lic Records of Madison County, Florida. Said lands situate, 1I ing and be-
ing in Madison County, Florida.
recorded in the Official Records of Madison County, Book 7511. Pages

Any and all bidders, parties or other interested persons .hall contact the
information desk of the Clerk of the Court prior to the scheduled foreclosure sale who
will advise of the exact location in the Madison County Courthouse for the fortilosure

[Note: In accordance with Rule 2.065, Florida Rules of Judicial ,dmin-
istration, please be advised as follows: "If you are a person c"ith a dis-
ability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain as-
sistance. Please contact Court Administrator, Post Office Bo\ 1569,
Lake City, Florida 32056-1569, Telephone: (386) 758-2163. eitlhin l I"e
(2) working days of your receipt of this Notice or pleading. If iou are
hearing or voice impaired, please call: 1-800-955-8771.]

WITNESS my hand and the official seal of said Court, this 18th da% l D E:rnmber. 2:UUh
at Madison, Madison County, Florida. TIM SANDERS
By April, Herring
As Deputy Clerk
Scot B. Copeland
FBN: 0156681
S174 East Base Street .
Madison, FL 32340
Ph: 850.973.4100
Fax: 850.973.4194
Attorney for Plaintiff

12/22, 12/29


Deadline For Classified Advertising
Is At 3:30 p.m. On
The Monday Of The Week
You Want Your Ad To Run.

The Madison Enterprise-Recorder 177A

Friday, December 29, 2006

Inside& Treasur es & More Glassware
Outside Shos Summer Hours: Sat-Sun 10-4 Antiques

Yard sale We us! Collectibles
.s^et-up Tools
$Set-up Furniture

Hwy. 19 S. -850-838-1422'850-584-7124 Mon-Th

Excavating & Tractor Services
Mowing * Stump Removal* Land Clearing * Ponds
Construction Cleanup * Roads * Culvert Pipes
Disking * Boxblading
Route 1 Box 3651 No Job Too Small Paul Kinsley
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Various Sizes
Hwy 53 South of Madison
P.O. Box 427 * Madison, FL 32341
(850) 973-4004


1064 E. US90- Madison, Florida

Tire & Muffler Center

1064 E. US 90 * Madison, Florida
-Beside Clover Farm- Owners:

850-973-.3026 Daryl &
Lee Anne Hall

Mike's Pump Repair

And Well Drilling, Inc.
Serving You With 2 Locations

610 Industrial Ave.
Live Oak. FL

179 E. Base St. Suite A
Madison. FL

Above-Ground Swimming Pools * Pool Supplies * Pool Chemicals
Mike Harris (Owner) - Cell (386) 590-0888
24 Hour Service Lic# 2610

w Metal Roofing
$ $ $ $ S AV E $ $ $,$ $
Buy Direct From Manufacturer
Several Profiles to Choose From - Over 20 Colors in Stock
with 40 Year Warranties
Call for Brochures a Installation Guides
Toll Free

Hugh Sherrod
238 NE Brickyard Pond Ave.* Madison, Florida
Business: 850-445-3321 * Home: 850-973-6601 e-mail:
Lawn Mowing - E PLANT
Edging Cal Of WE PLANT
Tree Trimming - GAME FEED
Bush Hogging Roads PLOTS
We accept ATM & Debit Cards



Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following ap-
2 plication for permit was received on December 21, 2006:
1l Rock) Creek Plantation., Charles Underbnnk. A.ucilla Land & Timber. LLC. 13009 S.
SHu) 475. Ocala, FL 344811. has submitted an application for an Emironmental Re-
source Permit Number 6b-11668. for a total project area of 2b691 acres. The projects
located in Toanship I South. Range 6 East, Sections I, 2,3.4.9. 10. II, 12, 13, 15. and
16. in Madison Count.
Inltereted persons ma) comment upon the application or submit a "rlien requets for
a staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the application b) ri ung
to the Suwannee Riner 'aler Management District., rtn: Renource Management . 9225
C.R. 49, Lei Oak. Florida 32060. Such comments or requests must be received b�
S5:0I) PM withinn 21 da,) from the date of publication.
No further public notice will be prodded regarding this application. N copy of the
Staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings. Sub-
Sstanriall) aftlected persons are entitled to request an administrators hearing, pursuant
ito Title 28. Florida \dministratlie Code. regarding the proposed agents action by sub-
mirrine a written request after reviewing the staff report.

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that proposed Ordinance No. 201116-17. bearing title as
follows. %till be considered Tuesdas. January 9, 21l117 at 5:31) p.m. at Cit) Hall. Madi-
*on. Florida.
ORDINANCE NO. 21106-17
S copy of Ithe proposed Ordinance is available for public inspection at Ciat Hall. Madi-
son. Florida during regular business hours. AI the meeting, all interested parties ma)
appear to be heard wtilh respect to the proposed Ordinance. If a person de&ids to ap- ,j
* peal an, decision made b% the Ctit. the person ma, need it ensure that a serbatim
Srcord of the pro-cedings is made, including itestmon, and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based.
It: ,'S' Lee Anne Hall

Cu) Clerk

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A Hospital Site Selection Committee u il hold 5 meetings to develop recommendations ,
a hospital building site. Meeting 01l will be an organizational meeting and meeting 5
sill be a irk session. Public welcome - commenLs invited.
Meeting Il Madison Count) Courtroom, January 4. 21107.6:010 PM 'organizing metl-
Meeting #2 Lee Town Hall. January I1. 21107. 6:1111l P1M i public conmmrnit
Meeting #3 Count %Ag. Center. Madison. Fl.. .anuar, 18. 21J07, 6:l.lI PM public com-
ment I
Meeting 4 Grenmille Senior Center. January) 25. 2lIl17. 6:Ull PM public comment
SMeeting Y5 Madi.on Count Courtroom, Februar, 1. 21107., :110 PM work session
l1221. 12/22. 12/2, 12/29., 1/ 3
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CASE NO. 201ll-410-ca


NOTICE IS HEREB1 GIVEN pursuant o a Final judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure
dated December 18, 21106 and entered in Case No. 2004-4111-ca of the Circuit Court of
the THIRD Judicial Circuit in and Ior MA.DISON Count). Florida wherein NATION-
are the DefendanLs. I %ill sell to the highest and bEst bidder for cash at E \ST DOOR
OF THE MADISON COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM. on the 2-4h da) of
January 211117, the (ollioing described property) as ,el north in said Final Judgment:

,'KIA 12n5 South I11 Street. Madison, FL 323411
,n) person claiming an ineret in the surplus from the sale. il an). other
Shan the property) owner as of Ihe date of the Li> Pendens must tile a claim withinn .i\-.
ly i1li da)s after the -ale.
" MI1TNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court in Dec 18 .21111l.

fim Sanders
Clerk of the Circuit Court

Ramona Dickinson
Depu)t Clerk
Publish in flit Enterptise Recorder
. Inoice To: Echesarria. Codilis & Stanar-ki
SP.O. Bos 25018
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SFarm Bureau
Freddy Pittlls or Jimmy King
Serving Madison. Jefferson
and Taylor Counties
233 W. Base St., Madison
(850) 973-4071
,.m aut" 105 W. Anderson St., Monticello Jas
(850) 997-2213
813 S. Washington St., Perry
(850) 584-2371
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. *Owners: Glenn & Margie Peacock
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